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“We have just wrapped up another Grand Convention. If there are any of you who have wondered what goes on at these biennial gatherings, a review of the first twenty pages of this issue should provide a clue. There is non-stop activity...serious fraternity business to be attended to, new council members to elect, training sessions for collegians and alumnae, reunions, inspiring speakers, a kaleidoscope of the Fraternity today, a night of hilarity, one free afternoon, and more reunions.” Jane Brokaw Gallup, Alpha Lambda/Washington, 1980


Miami, Florida
54th Convention, 1980
"Serving as a page for our Grand Convention has proven to be a unique opportunity for me in this respect. In the few short days I have been here, I have not only met and worked with the leaders who organize and support our fraternity but have become a part of the effort that will make this convention a success... As I run errands and do a variety of other tasks, serving the Grand Council, national officers and convention committee, I watch the hard work, careful planning and love that goes on behind the scenes to prepare for each scheduled event and will never again wonder why our fraternity is such a success.” Karen Lisowski, Delta Psi/UC Riverside, 1982

"I hardly know where to begin to describe the personal impact that the laughter, the hard work and the parting tears would have on each Theta who attended. More importantly, how could I describe convention to those who have not yet attended? (I am optimistic that many of you will!) Our loyalty to Kappa Alpha Theta has often been buried within us, for some since graduation from college and university. Theta does not stop at that point in our lives. Theta is truly for a lifetime!” Christine Haeberlin, Gamma Epsilon/Western Ontario, 1984

Convention Charm - Scottsdale, Arizona, 1986 Convention Charm - Philadelphia, 1988

Scottsdale, Arizona
55th Convention, 1982

Scottsdale, Arizona
55th Convention, 1982

Nashville, Tennessee
56th Convention, 1984

"When I left Amarillo on Sunday in route to Nashville for the 56th Theta Grand Convention, I didn’t know what to expect for the upcoming week. I was feeling slightly apprehensive until I spotted about 75 women all wearing kite badges waiting to board the plane in Dallas. I knew immediately that I was going to feel at home." Catharine Walker, Amarillo Alumnae Chapter, 1984

1980 - 54th Convention
Miami, Florida
  • Loyally in Theta Fund established.
1982 - 55th Convention
Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Began looking at re-organizing Grand Council.
1984 - 56th Convention
Nashville, Tennessee
  • Amy Grant performs at Convention.

1986 - 57th Convention
Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Theme: The Sky's the Limit
1988 - 58th Convention
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Disciplinary process streamlined.