The Mayor of the City of Reno, Ms. Hillary Schieve has proclaimed that June 7th, 2016 be recognized as Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. Day. This proclamation is made in preparation of undergraduate and alumni membership descending on the Northern Nevada city for the 2016 National Leadership Institute.
The 2016 National Leadership Institute kicks off with Opening Ceremonies at 7:oo PM 6 at the Circus Circus Convention Plaza. The hosting hotel is the circus themed Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino which, according to its website, will have free self- parking for those brothers that decide to drive.
Reno is home to the University of Nevada- Reno, one of the state’s flagship institutions of higher learning and home to the Beta Delta Chapter. The theme of this year’s convention is “Bring it on Home” and will highlight the importance of reaffirming our commitment to our mission statement and tackling the basics— the who we are and why we exist. Becoming reacquainted and reaffirming the brotherhood’s identity and history will be at the forefront of this year’s institute.
National President Tony Pagliocco in collaboration with the National Executive Council have been working arduously to ensure this conference is one that won’t soon be forgotten. The 2016 National Leadership Institute will continue to offer undergraduate and alumni tracks so that brothers can become reacquainted or continue conversations regarding fraternity operations and protocol.
A young organization like ours also looks to secure growth on the alumni frontier so the National Alumni Association in conjunction with the Local Area Associations are hoping alumni show up in masses like years before.
The “Biggest Little City in the World” is known for its casinos, and for its scenic views; Reno is nestled in the desert with a beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada making Reno a top ski resort destination. The nightlife is as timeless as Las Vegas for it could easily be said that Reno is also a city that never sleeps, the party goes on forever. Unless, of course, you have meetings to attend the next morning at 8:00 AM.
Reno has many amenities to offer with is proximity to Carson City, the state of Nevada’s capital city, Lake Tahoe- the famed lake which attracts an innumerable amount of visitors to Northern Nevada as well as Reno itself- again, known for its beautiful scenery, ski resorts and casinos.
Lake Tahoe is a renown popular attraction for visitors due to its pristine clear waters and the beautiful scenery provided by the lake’s positioning at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas. Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its kind, speaking in terms of sea-level, in the United States as well as the second in terms of depth.
Downtown Reno offers a bustling array of knightlife (yes, I spelled it right) attractions. The casinos, the Downtown Reno area that is home to nightclubs and bars as well as the UNR area in proximity to the University of Nevada Reno where its students find solace after long weeks of exams and projects and are able to socialize and partake in drinks and dancing.
All in all and keeping in mind that anytime brothers congregate is a guaranteed good time, it seems that the NEC and Conference Planning committee have planned a convention for the ages. So don’t miss out— don’t be the one who regrets not attending this fine national event where brotherhood, knightlife, ODPHI business, and the wonderful amenities Reno has to offer will come together to make this an NLI to remember.