National President, Jeanie Claggett, Kappa Xi Chapter, Brookville, Ohio, presided at the business meetings during the convention. Delegates from 92 chapters were represented.
Attending from Brazil's Alpha Omega Chapter were Diane Braden, Heather McCullough, Janice Modesitt, Michelle McCullough, Tammy Ninesling, and Linda Sheese.
A combined total from all chapters donated to philanthropic projects during the past year amounted to $758,012.35. The members supported their communities with a total of 157,058 volunteer hours during the past year.
Of philanthropic interest to members is the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias and encouraging professionals in the area of Guidance and Counseling. Delta Theta Tau's Educational Grant Program enables students to continue their studies in the graduate field of Guidance and Counseling. The 2010 delegates alloted $15,000 for the educational grants, $5,000 for the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasias, and $5,085 for Veterans of Valor.
Awards were given to the chapters with the highest total amount of money spent on philanthropy, and also for the chapters with the most volunteer hours. Receiving the award for the highest amount of money spent for philanthropy was Tau Chapter of Valparaiso; the chapter awarded for the most volunteer hours was Omicron Pi, Bethel, Mo.
Brazil's Alpha Omega chapter supports philanthropic projects throughout Clay county. These include assistance to the Clay County Humane Society, the Food Pantry , St. Vincent Clay Hospital ER, (SOS) Serving on the Streets, and the LEAAP Center. They also provide scholarships in math education and have donated to various local projects including Brazil City Park and Recreation Board, Walnut Theatre Family Film Festival, Post Proms and band departments at both high schools, YMCA, United Way, MDA, Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors Inc., Festival of Trees, Northview Bible Club, House of Hope, Hope Reins, and Clay Co. Well Child Clinic. In addition, they helped sponsor a delegate to Hoosier Girls' State and to the People to People Student Ambassador Program. Their major fund-raisers include cheeseballs, geraniums/hanging baskets and Taste Treat Luncheon.
Delegates elected Jean Brower of Gamma Pi Chapter of New Paris, Ohio to serve as the new National President.
Jean chose as her focus for her year at the helm of the organization, "Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often." Delegates voted to hold the 2012 convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Delta Theta Tau, a national philanthropic sorority, was founded in 1903 in Muncie, by five high school girls. The first national convention was held in 1908 in Elwood.
The 103rd National Convention will be held July 13-17, 2011, at the Amway Grand, Grand Rapids, Mich. Virginia Benefiel, Zeta Zeta Chapter, Plymouth, Ind., will be the convention coordinator.