It was the spring of her sophomore year. She packed up the boxes of unseen flyers and stacks of unused cups as the last of the stragglers left the auditorium. She didn't understand; she'd done everything right. She planned an event that was fun and for a good cause. She rented a great space and booked a cool band. She promoted a perfect show. However, instead of raising a bunch of money with THE event of the semester, she'd just wasted some on her first flop.
Fast forward to her senior year in college. She gathered her team, made up of members of her Delta Zeta chapter, together in the back room and thanked them for their part in making a difference. They could hear the hum and buzz of the crowd in the next room. She reminded them of what she had learned from experienced advisors and encouraging sisters over the past couple of years: Share your dreams. Work together toward the goal. And know that success is in the trying and only found by overcoming failure. All of them have been enriched by this experience, buoyed by the support of Delta Zeta to "walk truly in the light of the flame." They are the stronger for it individually and together.