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Conventions and Scholarships

Eastern Region is known for the many weekend conventions held during the programming year. Each Convention has a specific purpose and audience. Every convention has youth coordinators that work with staff to plan and implement the weekend.

Scholarships are available for all Eastern Region Conventions. The scholarship form needs to be completed and received in the Regional office by each specific conventions scholarship deadline. Scholarships are need based and the application must be completed in full. Click here for the scholarship form.

Regional Exec’s
August 22-24, Greensboro, Camp Weaver
Who Can Attend: Council Boards and all chapter officers
Information on Convention: ER's Regional Executives Convention (also known as "Regional XX") is a region-wide convention coordinated by the four Council Godolim & N’siot.  This convention kicks off the year -- an amazing weekend focused on preparing the Council and Chapter elected teen leaders with inspiration and motivation to lead in the coming year. Click here for the Regional Exec's Information Sheet.

MIT - AIT
October 24-26, 2014 Greensboro, Camp Weaver
Registration opens on Wednesday, August 27 and closes Friday, October 10th
Who Can Attend: New Members of Eastern Region, Council Godolim/N'siot, Council Morim/MIT Moms, and 8 selected senior trainers.
Information on Convention: MIT-AIT is a convention designed specifically for new member to BBYO. Programming during the weekend will revolve around the basics of BBYO: programming, history and how chapters function. The teens will experience their first BBYO Shabbat. A dance will be held Saturday night. The participants will have the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from North Carolina, learn a little bit about BBYO and have a great time! Click here for the MIT-AIT information sheet.

Regional Convention
December 21-23, 2014  Hilton Hotel RTP, NC
Convention Registration opens TBD.
Who Can Attend: All Eastern Region Members
Information on Convention: Regional Convention (known as “Regionals”) is the largest convention of the year, drawing over 200 members. Simply put, the convention consists of regional activities and programs that maximize fun and draw Virginia Council and North Carolina Council together. Coordinated by our four Council S'ganiot, Regionals is the climax of the regional programming year -- a place where everyone is sure to meet new people, participate in awesome programs, hear great speakers and have a wonderful time.

Council Contest Conventions
Winter Cultural:
January 30-February 1, 2015 Charlotte, NC - for members of NC Council only
Virginia Council Runoff's: January 30-February 1, 2015 Norfolk Virginia - for members of VA Council only
Registration for both conventions opens TBD.
Information on Convention: The quintessential chapter bonding experience and largest Council events of the year for both NCC and VAC, Winter Cultural Convention (NCC) and Runoffs Convention (VAC) are spirit conventions -- a giant competition in which each chapter bonds in competing against the others for the coveted Council Spirit Cup (NCC) or Council Spirit Gavel (VAC), awarded to the chapter deemed winners by the judges. The competitions include Chapter  Songs, t-shirt, banner, Basketball, Videos, and more. Both Winter Cultural and Runoff's are home housed. Click here for the Runoffs information sheet and click here for the Runoffs housing form (for Tidewater parents only).

International Convention
 Atlanta, GA February 12-16, 2015
Who Can Attend: All members -- every Aleph of The Grand Order of AZA & every BBG of the B’nai B’rith Girls. Information on Convention: BBYO's International Convention (IC) is an incredibly inspiring experience. No where else can an Aleph or BBG come face-to-face with the international order. Big celebrations, fun programs, and a huge Shabbat will give teens the chance to make lifelong friends and be a part of the BBYO global community. Participants have the opportunity to meet new people from chapters around the globe, reunite with friends from summer programs, participate in programs and elect next International leaders of AZA and BBG that will steer the course of our movement’s future.

Spring Council Conventions
VA Spring Council. March 20-22, 2015 Jamestown 4-H Camp
Who Can Attend: All Members of Virginia Counci
Information on Convention: In the concluding convention of the year, Virginia Council comes together for one final time not only to have fun, but also to say goodbye to the Senior Class as they give life, elect new Council boards for the following year, and hear the State of the Council address from the Godol and N’siah of VAC. Fun and meaningful programs are also planned by the coordinators who are chosen by application. For those looking to end the year strongly, reflect upon the wisdom and experiences of seniors as they graduate, and simply have a blast with brother Alephs and sister BBGs one final time, this is it.

NC Spring Council, March 27-29, 2015 Camp Weaver Greensboro, NC
Who Can Attend: All Members of North Carolina Counci
Information on Convention: The last  convention of the year, North Carolina Council comes together for one final time not only to have fun, but also to say goodbye to the Senior Class as they give life, elect new Council boards for the following year, and hear the State of the Council address from the Godol and N’siah of NCC. Fun and meaningful programs are also planned by the coordinators who are chosen by application. For those looking to end the year strongly, reflect upon the wisdom and experiences of seniors as they graduate, and simply have a blast with brother Alephs and sister BBGs one final time,this is it. As always Shabbat will be celebrated and strong programming will be planned.

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