Turlock, CA- This past weekend, the Pacific Region of Omega Delta Phi convened in Turlock, CA for their Fall 2017 Regional Conference. The conference was hosted by the California State University- Stanislaus Colony and coordinated by Regional Director Gus Marquez and CSU Stanislaus undergraduate Tajee Carey.
National President Tony Pagliocco was on hand to deliver a state of the fraternity address and answer any questions from the undergraduate membership. Pagliocco was joined by other members of the extended National Executive Council as well.
“Just seeing everyone having a good time and just overall having fun. That was my number one worry was that nobody was going to enjoy themselves and they did which was exciting to see” shared Carey.
Carey said that about sixty brothers from the Pacific Region were on hand to sit in on training, presentations, and discussions that would assist chapters with operations and practices to more effectively and efficiently run their entities. Topics ranging from recruitment, marketing, risk management, as well as academic performance and programming were all part of the informative weekend.
The Beta Beta Chapter at California State University- Dominguez Hills took home the Entity of the Year award and was celebrated for being one of the most improved chapters. The challenges were many but Beta Beta was able to make some changes to ensure their success at CSUDH and within the Pacific Region.
Carey also highlighted the importance of gatherings like these to continue to keep every entity on the same page making sure accountability is upheld and also as just another outlet and reason for all brothers to bond and hang out with each other.
VP of Undergraduate Affairs Bryan Garcia was in attendance as well as other National Directors such as Ruben Espinoza, Bryan Ferebee, Ruben Moody, and Amo Vera.
The conference was also bittersweet being that it was the last with Gus Marquez at the helm of the Pacific Region; Marquez’s term as Regional Director ends next summer. The brothers were sure to make it a memorable one for him.
All in all, the conference proved to be a weekend of fellowship and brotherhood, learning, and memories made for all the brothers in the Pacific Region consisting of California State University- Monterrey Bay’s Alpha Kappa Chapter, the University of the Pacific’s Alpha Nu Chapter, the University of California- Merced’s Alpha Psi Chapter, the California State University’s- Dominguez Hill’s Beta Beta Chapter, as well as lone Nevada rep, the University of Nevada- Reno’s Beta Delta chapter. The Stanislaus colony served as host while the Fresno State Colony and the Cal State- Bakersfield colonies were also on hand during the weekend gathering.