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Join us for a long weekend of fun and sisterhood, plus the biggest celebration you’ll attend all year as we honor 150 years of Pi Beta Phi!
The following rates apply if you plan to join us in St. Louis from Friday, June 23, through Tuesday, June 27. Package pricing includes full-time convention registration fee of $199, four room nights at the convention’s host hotel, four dinners (beginning Friday), three lunches (beginning Saturday) and a ticket to Pi Beta Phi’s 150th celebration!
Please note: The official convention hotel is the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Overnight accommodations are also available at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. All meals and programming will take place at the Hyatt, with the exception of Saturday night’s Dinner by Chapter/150th Celebration, which will be held at the Scottrade Center. The Hilton is a 3 block walk from the Hyatt. All Fraternity officers, chapter delegates and alumnae club delegates are expected to stay at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Any guest may upgrade hotel accommodations from a shared room to a single room.
Convention Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Overflow Hotel: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Regular deadline By March 31, 2017
Late deadline By April 30, 2017
Last chance By May 15, 2017
Registrations will not be accepted after May 15, 2017. Registration Refund Policy
All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Full refunds will be made for requests prior to May 1, 2017. A $50 handling fee will be charged for requests received between May 2 and June 1, 2017. There will be no refunds after June 1, 2017. Substitutions may be made for registrants unable to attend until June 1, 2017 after which time, no substitutions are allowed. There will be no refunds for partial use of full-time convention package. Convention packages may not be split between two people. To request a refund or substitution, email email@example.com.Invoicing Attendee Fees to Chapter Monthly ACH
When the registrant gets through the registration process and to the payment screen, please select the option to “Bill My Chapter” if your fees are to be billed to the chapter. Once selected, type in the name of the chapter, i.e., AL Alpha to ensure the fees are automatically deducted from the chapter you are representing. If you are a chapter officer or undergraduate member and selected “Bill My Chapter,” please forward a copy of your emailed confirmation to the chapter's Vice President of Finance. The registration detail will be used to determine if you will be required to reimburse the chapter for any miscellaneous charges such as the convention T-shirt, dangle, tours and single room upgrades.
Can't make the entire event? You can still celebrate with us! The following single night rates are offered.
Don't need overnight hotel accommodations but want to attend general sessions, workshops and/or meals? Attendees who do not need overnight hotel accommodations may register to attend general sessions and/or individual meals online. Make your meal reservations early, as space is limited. Please note, after March 31, the full time registration rate will increase by $100. After May 1, the full time registration rate will increase by $250. The daily registration rate increases will be prorated.
*Meals are not included in the daily registration rates, but can be added during the registration process.
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Banquets are a highlight of the convention agenda. Each meal celebrates a different part of the Pi Beta Phi experience, but all showcase the bonds of sisterhood.
Friday, June 23, 2017 The Local Committee hosts this special meal to welcome attendees to St. Louis and kick off the Fraternity’s 150th celebration. You’ll be treated to a blend of Pi Phi and St. Louis traditions, meet the Local Committee and officers from the Fraternity, Foundation and Fraternity Housing Corporation, enjoy delicious food and meet new sisters from across North America.
Menu: Arugula and watercress salad with grapefruit, avocado, walnuts, honey, lemon and ginger vinaigrette; Pan-seared chicken with gremolata, celery root mash, caramelized cauliflower and broccolini; St. Louis style gooey butter cake served for dessert
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Hosted by Grand Vice President Finance Cara Ballard Sutcliffe, Illinois Beta-Delta This meal gives us the opportunity to welcome representatives of other Panhellenic groups and honor the philanthropic accomplishments of Fraternity women as a whole. We will also recognize Silver Arrows, Golden Arrows, Diamond Arrows and several current and past award winners.
Menu: Chef’s choice salad; Butternut squash ravioli with goat cheese, pine nuts and sage oil; Milk chocolate apricot silk cake with vanilla cardamom sauce for dessert
Honors awarded: Excellence in Chapter Support (large), Excellence in Chapter Support (small), Excellence in Programming (large), Excellence in Programming (small), Excellence in Communication (clubs), Excellence in Membership and Recruitment (large), Excellence in Membership and Recruitment (small), Excellence in Literacy Initiatives (large), Excellence in Literacy Initiatives (small), Excellence in Community Service (large), Excellence in Community Service (small), Excellence in Chapter House Corporation Service (with residential housing), and Excellence in Chapter House Corporation Service (without residential housing)
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Hosted by Grand Vice President Communications Julie Carney, Texas Beta
This is your opportunity to sit with collegiate and alumnae members of your chapter and cheer as your chapter banner is carried across a catwalk by your chapter delegate or other representative in the historic Parade of Banners. Collegiate and AAC award winners are also recognized at this meal. Dinner by Chapter is an extra-special event in 2017, as it also serves as Pi Beta Phi’s 150th birthday party! Join us at Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues hockey team, for an unforgettable celebration that only happens once every 150 years!
Menu: Caprese Salad with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini mozzarella, wild baby arugula and pesto; Signature Duet with grilled bacon wrapped beef medallion, Missouri mushroom sauce, fresh thyme, crème fraiche and roasted chicken scaloppini with sherry wine sauce with roasted garlic mashers, broccolini and sculptured carrots; birthday cake for dessert.
Honors awarded: Excellence in Community Service/Philanthropy Projects, Excellence in Literacy Activities, Excellence in Fraternity Heritage Programming, Excellence in Academic Mentoring Programming, Excellence in Risk Management/Legal Programming, Excellence in Formal Recruitment, Excellence in Recruitment COB, Excellence in Legacy Consideration, Excellence in Panhellenic, Excellence in Communications, and Excellence in Alumnae Advisory Committee Service
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Hosted by Grand Vice President Alumnae Diane Bielman, California Eta
The Heritage Lunch honors Pi Beta Phi legacies and other traditions we’ve held dear over the past 150 years. From Cookie Shines to chapter customs to beloved songs, your heart will be full of Pi Phi love and pride after attending this special convention event. Schedules permitting, our 2017 Members of Distinction will also speak during this meal.
Menu: Spinach and curly endive salad with grilled chicken, teardrop tomatoes, French beans, house smoked bacon and lemon Dijon vinaigrette; Lemon meringue tart with berry compote for dessert
Honors awarded: Member(s) of Distinction
Sunday, June 25, 2017 You won’t want to miss the vision Pi Beta Phi Foundation is casting for our next 150 years, as they host this noteworthy meal. Learn what the Foundation is doing to ensure the future of our sisterhood and enjoy getting to know the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff.
Menu: Romaine heart salad with shaved parmesan, garlic croutons and creamy peppercorn dressing; Beef sirloin with corn risotto and sugar snap peas; Chocolate orange tart with orange infused whipped cream and chocolate sauce for dessert.
Monday, June 26, 2017 Although we’ll be busy living our literacy mission, we’ll still have time to grab a delicious boxed lunch. Special literacy-focused philanthropic opportunities will abound. Check the convention website for updates for how you can participate!
Menu: Various salad, sandwich and side options
Monday, June 26, 2017 Hosted by Grand Vice President Programming Marla Neelly Wulf, Kansas Beta
The grand finale of our 150th celebration, will be the Wine Carnation Banquet. The Fraternity and Foundation will bestow their most prestigious awards during this meal. Put on your formalwear and join us for the final farewell to Convention 2017.
Menu: Baby spinach salad with candy stripe beets, goat cheese, pepitas and red wine vinaigrette; Beef sirloin and salmon with roasted rosemary petit mixed potatoes and asparagus with cotija cheese; white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry compote and toasted pistachios for dessert
Honors awarded: Balfour Cup, Balfour Cup — 1st Runner Up, Balfour Cup — 2nd Runner Up, Premier Club (large), Premier Club (small), Premier Club — 1st Runner Up (large), Premier Club — 1st Runner Up (small), Premier Club — 2nd Runner Up (large), Premier Club - 2nd Runner Up (small), Amy Burnham Onken (ABO) Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Campus and Community Leadership, Chapter Service Award for Outstanding Servant Leadership, Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership, Evelyn Peters Kyle Award, Emma Harper Turner Award, Young Alumna Achievement Award, Dorothy Weaver Morgan Award, Service in Sisterhood (SIS) Award, Outstanding AAC Financial Advisor, Silver Slipper Award, Friend of Distinction Award, May Lansfield Keller Award for Philanthropic Leadership and Pi Beta Phi Foundation Distinguished Partner Award.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Depart hotel: 1 p.m. Arrive back to hotel: By 4:30 p.m. Cost: $35 per person (50 person maximum)
Description: Take a guided tour of major St. Louis sights, including the Gateway Arch, Lafayette Square, Union Station, the City Museum, Forest Park and the Central West End. This tour will be led by professional guide, Maureen Kavanaugh, from St. Louis Walking tours, who will give an overview of St. Louis history, from the pre-European settlement period to the present, including noting several famous people from St. Louis. The bus will stop at the foot of the Gateway Arch for a photo-op and may also stop for a guided tour of the interiors of Union Station, the Cathedral Basilica, and the Atrium of the City Museum (time permitting). Time permitting, the tour may also include a stop at the world-famous Ted Drewes Custard Stand for a refreshing mid-afternoon treat.
Friday, June 23, 2017 Depart hotel: 11:30 a.m. Arrive back to hotel: By 2:45 p.m. Cost: $35 per person, includes lunch (50 person maximum)
Description: Join us on a trip to visit two of our favorite St. Louis Pi Phi sites — Pi Beta Phi Headquarters (HQ) and the St. Louis Alumnae Club’s Sign of the Arrow needlepoint and gift shop. Pi Beta Phi HQ is home to Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, Foundation and Fraternity Housing Corporation. Tour the newly-expanded HQ offices as well as take a special look at the recently-renovated archives. See first-hand where the magic happens — from developing educational curriculum, to fundraising for leadership opportunities, to managing our chapter facilities, to maintaining inventory for Pi Phi Express and chapter/club supplies, to event planning and hosting officer meetings — Pi Beta Phi HQ is a busy place. After lunch, we’ll travel on to the St. Louis Alumnae Club’s Sign of the Arrow needlepoint and gift shop for a little shopping. Founded more than 50 years ago, the shop donates all profits to the community and, to date, more than $3.6 million has been awarded to St. Louis area charities and Pi Beta Phi Foundation. Great needlepoint supplies and unique gifts and souvenirs will be available for purchase. You might want to “bookend” your Pi Phi experience with a post-convention tour of Holt House!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Depart hotel: 8 a.m. Arrive back to hotel: approximately 8 p.m. Cost: $99 (100 person maximum)
Description: What better way to celebrate the Fraternity’s 150th than by visiting our founding home? Depart the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch on a motorcoach and travel back in time to Monmouth, Illinois. Enjoy lunch and the afternoon touring Holt House, the newly-built Illinois Alpha Chapter house, Monmouth College and the nearby cemetery where five of our founders are buried. Fraternity Archivist and Historian Fran DeSimone Becque, New York Alpha, will be in attendance to provide historical education and anecdotes about how Pi Beta Phi began. Depart Monmouth and return to St. Louis with a boxed dinner to enjoy on the return trip. Please Note: Due to the late return to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, please make travel plans accordingly. An extra night at the convention hotel can be secured through the registration page.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Depart hotel: 9 a.m. Arrive back to hotel: approximately 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person (20 person minimum)
Description: Take a bus from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch to Forest Park, where participants can choose to exit the bus at the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri History Museum or the St. Louis Art Museum.
Participants will have two hours to see one of these three attractions. Those who go to the zoo will be given the option of being led through key exhibits by a docent. Admission to the zoo and museums is free.
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