We arrived at the campus green and waited for everyone else to show up. Once everyone was there, Christine, the pledge mom, took role to see if everyone that could be there was there. Then, we split into carpool cars and headed out to Acworth Beach!
Once we arrived, we walked to a pavilion where a bunch of the actives were singing and welcoming us. It was so fun and exciting! Once everyone arrived, we got some food and sat down and ate. Once we finished eating, the pledges circled up. We went around the circle and said our name, age, major, and a fun fact, just as a way to get to know everyone. While we did that, the actives went around a taped a picture of another girl in the circle to our backs. Once we finished, Christine explained that it was a new tradition they were starting. Whoever's picture was on your back and yours on theirs, was your 'rosebud.' Your rosebud is just another friend you have in the sorority and is basically a way to make a new best friend. My rosebud happened to be Sarah, who I'd met the first night of recruitment! After this, we played some little games while some of the actives took the pledges by groups to get their bids. Soon, it was my groups turn!
We walked to a little curtain they had set up by the lake. We took pictures as rosebud groups and then a group picture. When Tiffany, who took the picture, was showing us the group picture to see if we liked it, some of the actives jumped out from behind the curtain yelling 'Surprise!' and handed us our bids! They are SO cute!
|My bid for the Iota pledge class!|
I had an AMAZING time at Bid Day and I am SO thankful to be a part of this amazing group of girls! I can't wait to be involved and have my life be changed for the better by joining and being a part of Omega Phi Alpha!
If anyone else has Bid Day today, or has already had Bid Day, good luck and enjoy this new chapter of your life's journey!
Good luck and lots of love,