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The East Texas Region regional board hosted a Leadership Summit on August 26th at the Lone Star College- Montgomery Campus. The purpose of the leadership summit was to provide one on one training and guidance for all actives and executive board members. The summit was led by Regional Director Aaron Salas.

Delta Chapter (Texas A&M University), Eta Chapter (Sam Houston State University), Pi Chapter (University of Houston), Alpha Lambda (Stephen F Austin State University) and Alpha Rho Chapter (Texas Southern University) are the five chapters that comprise the East Texas Region.

Salas led the group in an interactive exercise highlighting the importance of leadership in the brotherhood and how different leadership styles can have different outcomes. Brothers gave their own definitions of leadership and then came up with group definitions which they presented to the entire region.

The brothers also received guidance in break out sessions tailored to each specific fraternal position: president/president elect, internal vice president, intake, treasurer, as well as social. Each chapter was allowed time to work on their plan of action and calendar for the Fall 2012 semester.

“The summit was very helpful because it gave us an idea of everything we needed to accomplish and allowed us to set specific goals for our chapter and our region” said Delta Chapter Spring 2011 initiate Jonatan Escobar.

Salas saw this summit as a perfect opportunity to lay out all guidelines and expectation as well as a chance for the Region to come together and tackle business while also engaging in a bit of fraternal bonding.

“I really enjoyed discussing Academics with the Regional IVP’s. I believe we learned alot to take back to our chapters” said Pi Chapter Internal Vice President and Fall 2010 initiate Dylan Casares.

The summit followed up on the discussion had during the regional meeting at National Convention in Lubbock. Brothers were able to expand and come up with actual solutions to some of the issues afflicting the region and the chapters.

The East Texas Regional Board said that they had high expectations and very high hopes for the Region to perform this upcoming year. They have set their sights high and have raised the standards far above what the national and regional offices are expecting of them.