2019 Grand Chapter Congress Program

Schedule outline as of 11/2017

Tuesday, August 13

 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Leadership Foundation Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Registration/Credentials Open
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Central Office Store

Wednesday, August 14

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Registration 
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Office Store
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Credentials
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Deltasig Marketplace
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Host Committee/Banquet Seating
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session Welcome and Keynote Address
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.     Lunch On Your Own (optional chapter officer, alumni and colony roundtable topics)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.   Ritual History with Randy Hultz
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.    Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops 
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Closing Session and 2018 COY Address
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Delegate/Alternate Orientation (Required for Delegates and Alternates)
6:30 p.m. – Open  Dinner on Your Own
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. National Leadership Reception (Invitation Only)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Caucus/Election Moderator Meeting
9:00 p.m. – Midnight Grand President’s Dance

Thursday, August 15

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Host Committee/Banquet Seating
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Office Store
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Deltasig Marketplace
8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Ritual, Honorary Initiation and Address
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Opening Business Session
Noon – 1:45 p.m.  Alumni Recognition Lunch and Program
2:15 – 4:15 p.m. Business Session (continues)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops
3:25 – 4:25 p.m.  Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Provincial and Regional Awards Presentations
5:30 p.m.  Open Evening/Dinner On Your Own

Friday, August 16 

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Registration/Store
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Deltasig Marketplace
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Host Committee/Banquet Seating
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Business Session and Caucuses for Grand President and VP-Finance
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Provincial Caucuses (5)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.      National Awards Lunch, Program and 2019 COY Address
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Regional Caucuses (half of the regions)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Regional Caucuses (half of the regions)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Personal, professional, leadership and chapter operation workshops  
5:30 - Late Mardi Gras parade to Natchez Riverboat for dinner cruise or Ghost Tour and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 

Saturday, August 17

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration/Store
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Deltasig Marketplace
8:30 a.m. – Noon Business Session – Elections, Testimonials and Grand Officer Installation
Noon – 2:15 p.m.  New Fraternity Board Lunch
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own 
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  PVP/RVP Meetings
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Fraternity and Foundation Banquet Reception and Leadership Foundation Auction and Recognition (for all attendees)
7:15 p.m.  Grand March Begins
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Banquet
10:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  Dance

Sunday, August 18 (No functions – enjoy Atlanta or departure)