Triangle is a self-governing group. Most chapters or Triangles have two monthly meetings where members plan upcoming projects, fun activities, and make decisions about matters pertaining to the Triangle. This may include planning fundraisers and social events, or preparing for a service project. Since each Triangle is self-supporting, it is necessary to have various money making projects. In each Triangle, the members, not the adults, elect their own officers including secretaries, a flag bearer, marshals, and a treasurer. Meetings are conducted by the presiding officer called the Beloved Queen who is elected by her peers for a six month term. She presides in all ceremonies, plans the activities and organizes the service project with the help of the Triangle officers. All major decisions of a Triangle are made by the members. In addition, members learn to memorize ceremonial presentations and are encouraged to speak in front of their peers.
What do Triangle girls do? Whatever you, and the members of your Triangle want to do. We do many service projects and charity work such as visiting nursing homes, donating to various charities, and volunteering our time at soup kitchens. We also have many fun activities like bowling, camping, sleepovers, dances, dinners, water parks, theme parks, trips, ice-skating, and it goes on & on & on!
Adult volunteers called “supervisors” are present at every Triangle event and serve in a variety of advisory roles. Supervisors are there to help when needed but stay in the background as much as possible. The members make the decisions and plan the activities with adult guidance. Parents of active members are encouraged to attend all meetings and programs as well as serve as supervisors of the Triangle.
When our members turn 21 years of age, they have reached the majority age and are no longer considered active members within the organization. That being said, we have a saying, “Once a Triangle girl, always a Triangle girl.” Whether they continue to be involved in the Organization of Triangles, Inc. or not, they carry with them the three lessons they have been taught in addition to skills in public speaking, leadership, poise, event planning, fundraising, socializing, running a meeting using Roberts Rules of Order, and more.
If she is a Triangle girl, she is caring, she is confident, she is capable.