Gamma Iota welcomed home their new pledge class on August 26th and celebrated Bid Day 2015! After a week and a half of Recruitment, we were able to celebrate our hard work with fun, food, and friends. Eleanor Samuels, the New Member Educator, had been planning our day of fun all summer long! Thanks to her, we had a blast and the new members ran home with smiles.
The theme of this year’s Bid Day was Welcome to the Center of the Ring. Our house was decorated to look like a circus and we even had a band! Emma, our House Mom, provided us all with a delicious dinner with so many sweets. A favorite activity we had was a photo booth. Our sisters and new members were able to dress up and act silly while capturing the excitement of the day. Brooke Garrison, a new member, took many pictures with other new members and said, “Even though we were practically strangers in the picture, I knew we’d all end up being best friends.”
“Bid day is so highly anticipated that when it finally comes, everyone is overwhelmed with relief and love for the new members. It fulfilled all my expectations,” said Courtney Voyles PC’14.
“Planning Bid Day was one of the most rewarding experiences of my time in ZTA and I was incredibly honored to give back to my sorority in such an exciting way. There were constantly sisters asking what they could do to help and I loved being able to dream up ideas that my friends would help me bring into a reality,” Samuels said. “Overall, the day is about our New Members and I hope we were able to give them a welcome they will never forget!”
We love our new Zeta girls and can’t wait to show them what being a Florida Zeta is all about!