iltfliWHl IHilll AOTT IS
The Editor's Place.
2 Convention '81 How many nurses are needed in your School, and having been a widow for
area? What type of nurses are in some three years, I accepted the
It's just a short time until Convention demand? What should future nursing position of housemother with no
'81, but still time to make arrangements students be doing to prepare for such experience, whatsoever, other than that
(5t°3 to join alumnae and collegiate leaders an important career? which a mother receives at home.
in Kansas City this June for four days of
© seminars and socials. Do participate in To Dragma's first There are six girls and myself living
^ i The Winter To Dragma has the opinion feature. We are looking in the sorority house here on the
registration form for Convention and forward to your comments. campus among six other sorority
the special tours which also are planned. houses and 11 fraternity houses. Our
If you haven't yet decided, think about SCH chapter consists of approximately 135
it. girls and they are all mine. I love each of
Dear Sue, them because of their acceptance of
A thought of Convention and all the As I thumbed through the Winter'81 me as their "away from home mother."
seminars, etc., reminds me of the need They treat me with respect and a
for plenty of pictures to show sisters To Dragma. I noticed something was personal love which keeps me smiling
who are unable to attend. To Dragma different, but couldn't pinpoint what it and happy all the time.
will be looking for candid pictures of was. Then it dawned on me — COLOR
the various aspects of Convention. If pictures! They never fail to include me in all
you enjoy taking pictures, and plan to their activities both on the campus and
be in Kansas City, write us! As a collegian I worked with Patti off. I am never at a loss for something
Penning during her stint as TD editor to do nor someone to do it with. Never
Current Issue and we always speculated how nice it having had the privilege of attending
This issue has a taste of every aspect would be to have color capabilities! The college or belonging to a sorority they
of Alpha Omicron Pi. Many collegiate magazine looks terrific! encourage me to attend classes with
chapters provided notes from their them, to use their house for bridge
successful year. Alumnae reporters Fraternally, groups and other friends I might wish
proved their chapters, too, have been to entertain and insist that I accompany
working. Beryl E. Arbit them to movies, on shopping trips, to
Kappa Theta '70 fraternity swaps, their Founder's Day
Alumnae are the strength of our banquet each year and their Formal in
fraternity and Executive Board EDITOR S NO TE: I certainly appreciate the Spring.
member Nancy Clark provides some your support of full color throughout
insights into that world of AOII the magazine. It is an expensive con- I wouldn't change jobs with anyone I
alumnaehood. sideration, but we will be asking know and would recommend house-
Executive Board to allow TD additional mothering to anyone who needs a lift in
Research funding to use color more often. — their life. I couldn't be happier if I were a
The announcement of a $15,000 real AOII.
arthritis research award to the Univer- SCH
sity of Michigan, too, is reported in this Lily Pierce Stone,
issue. With the overpowering interest in Dear Ms. Hinz, Housemother - Nu Omicron
its philanthropic projects, the collegians I read, with interest, your article in the
and alumnae, too, report their public (letters continued on page 21)
service projects, leadership training Winter issue of To Dragma concerning
and honors and awards in still other the role of house director, housemother LEADERSHIP ARTICLE
articles. in the various chapters of Alpha
Omicron Pi in colleges around the TD is very pleased to offer the article
Ideas Welcome country. on Leadership which was written by an
AOII co-ed. Many of our collegians and
The issue is presented to you about Indeed they do play an important alumnae are writing material which
you and other AOIIs who are bettering part in the life of the sorority, but have could be shared with others through To
life around them. To Dragma would you ever considered the part the Dragma and I hope this article will spur
like to continue to recognize efforts of sorority plays in their lives? others into sharing some work with us.
our sisters to serve others. Suggestions
for features, etc., are welcome. I have served as a housemother to GAMMA SIGMA CORPORATION
the girls in the Nu Omicron chapter at
Nurses — Needed? Vanderbilt University in Nashville, will hold its annual meeting Tuesday,
Many parts of the country report a Tenn., since the fall of 1979 and I can May 12, 6 p.m. at
shortage of trained nurses. To Dragma honestly say it has been one of the Gamma Sigma Chapter Room
would like to feature this topic in an most exciting and rewarding experi- Georgia State University
upcoming issue. But we would like to ences of my life. After my children
do it from an AOII point of view. AOIIs graduated from college, one from LSU for additional information:
in nursing are urged to give To in Baton Rouge and one from Vander-
Dragma their comments on the issue. bilt Undergraduate and Emory Law Marcia Davis
702 E . Morningside
Atlanta, GA 30324
10 P R A G M A
I ofalpha omicron pi
Spring 1981 Vol. LXII. No. 2
Published since January. 1905 by fefiWOOfll 4
ALPHA OMICRON PI Kansas City Here We Come 19
FRATERNITY, Inc. Dream Comes True 20
Early Years Recalled 21
Founded at Barnard College, Regional Officers Picked 22
January 2, 1897 Poland Trip Described 23
Arthritis Research Grant Awarded
Founders Leadership Skills Reviewed 2
Jessie Wallace Hughan 7
Helen St. Clair Mullan The Editor's Place 15
Stella George Stern Perry Executive Board Perspectives 24
Elizabeth Heywood Wyman Alumnae Chapter Activity 25
The Founders were members of Alpha Chapter of the Quarter
Chapter at Barnard College of Columbia Collegiate Chapter Commentaries
University and all are deceased.
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COlUOt FtATI IN (TY EDITOtS ASSOCIATION On the cover: Shannon Woodfin and Allison Adams from Delta Delta chapter at
Auburn University are waiting for new pledges to arrive during Squeal Day activities.
. . . Going to Kansas City,
Kansas City Here We Come...
Dear Sisters, Veteran political reporter Catherine dent and anchor of its Sunday Night
Mackin, Pi Delta '60, University of News.
The wheatfields and rainbows of the Maryland, will be guest speaker for the
midwest are awaiting the arrival of opening banquet at Convention this In his book, "The Boys on the Bus,"
hundreds of AOIIs in June. It seems summer in Kansas City. Timothy Crouse said Ms. Mackin was
everyone is "Goin to Kansas City!" responsible for some of the "toughest
Collegians by the car load will be The ABC Mews Washington corres- pieces on the 1972 campaign" and
driving and spending their nights with pondent covered the 1980 presidential called her reporting of one Nixon
sisters (in AOII houses) in practically campaign of Senator Edward M. campaign swing as "virtually unique."
every state en route. Many alumnae are Kennedy. Prior to her campaign
excited about seeing old friends again; assignment, Cassie was ABC News She is an honors graduate from UM
others are anxious to experience Senate correspondent, reporting the where she majored in English and
Convention for the first time. activities of U.S. senators and news of minored in history and economics.
Capitol Hill. Cassie was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard
Our 54th biennial meeting of in 1967-68.
Council will be quite an experience — V
being part of AOII international Kansas City, Pride
democracy at work, sharing programs w * 5• -'T Of The Midwest
and ideas with sisters from chapters
similar to yours, learning of the best, Catherine Mackin, A B C News Washington cor- Kansas City, long the cattle capital of
the AOII way of conducting chapter respondent, will speak during the Opening the Midwest now is awash in fountains,
affairs, sharing our ageless Ritual with Banquet at Convention '81. conventions and growth. And it is the
every chapter throughout the U.S. and site of AOII's Convention in 1981.
Canada, will be but some of the She joined ABC News as a
activities. There will be so much Washington-based correspondent in Kansas City really means a
happening that each chapter will September 1977. She covered na- metropolitan area with a population of
benefit most by having several tional government and politics for 14 1.24 million spanning two states and
representatives attend. That way the years before joining ABC. seven counties. Only in street
concurrent sessions can all be addresses is a Kansas or Missouri state
attended and the ideas and While with NBC News. Cassie specified. In the northern, industrial
enthusiasm brought home to your attracted widespread acclaim in 1972 part of town, the Missouri and Kansas
chapter will increase ten-fold. as the first woman television news floor rivers mark the border, but in the
reporter assigned to cover the southern business expansion and in
The grand, old, elegant Radisson- Democratic and Republican National elegant residential areas, only a street
Muehlebach Hotel may hear forever Conventions. She was both floor named State Line indicates which is
the echoes for more than 500 AOIIs reporter and co-anchor of the NBC which.
working, planning, laughing, and News national election night returns in
sharing sisterhood about 20 hours 1972 and 1976. She also was that Land that was rural a decade ago
each day! And, of course, many people network's congressional correspon- now has controlled business growth
are planning to include one of the short surrounded by trees, parks, and
pre-convention tours of Kansas City, or residential districts.
a restful three days in the Ozarks after
Convention. One continuation of older Kansas
City's pride: its wide boulevards,
Yes, it promises to be quite an streams, trees and fountains.
experience! Mark June 25 - 29 on your
calendar and make plans to join me in The frontier history of this pioneer
Kansas City. I'm looking forward to region is encapsuled in the Kansas City
renewing friendships with many, many Museum of History and Science.
sisters, and meeting hundreds more Kansas City also has a philharmonic
for the first time. I hope you will be orchestra, a ballet company, a lyric
among them! opera, jazz and chamber music
groups, a repertory theatre, little theater
Fraternally, groups and two open-air theatres for
summer musical productions.
Joan MacCallum Culturally, it is booming.
The Three T's
Convention '81 Promises Something For Everyone
By Kay Sutherlin an important aspect of AOII the Counseling Center of KSU, Dr.
Executive Board Member membership and this offering is a Kater has counseling and supervisory
Convention Seminars Chairman special opportunity for you. background in stress management
and biofeedback, the disabled student,
Toward Tomorrow Together, the Dr. Ballard has a strong educational children, marriage and family, career
theme of AOII's 1981 Convention and background: Ph.D. counseling and development, plus much more in
our rainbow logo expresses our Student Personnel Services, Kansas professional presentations and
optimism in the decade ahead. State University, May 1980. She writings.
assumed the directorship of the
. . . They say "AON is ready for the Women's Resource Center last Both women's skill and interest in
challenges each new year will bring..." August In addition to her teaching women achieving their creative
credentials, she has a long list of potential in business and personal
. . . They say "bright rainbow bridges professional presentations and experiences make this an exciting first
to the future stand best in the present's workshops dealing with motivation and in AOII seminars.
good planning . . ." goal-setting, women in the business
world, communication and stress, time But that's not all!
. . . You say "we know we're ready to and stress management, balance
meet the future, we're the fraternity's between academic and extra-curricular You'll add to your skills throughout
chapter leaders . . ." activities, just to name a few! Convention. Further seminars will
specialize in AOII specifics:
But leaders, it never hurts to have a Dr. Kater earned her Ph.D. in
few extra pointers, some new skills to education, counseling and student *Alumnae and collegiate presi-
use, some refreshing of knowledge personnel, Kansas State University in dents training will concentrate on
and refurbishing of old skills — and 1978. She is assistant professor and chapter management skills.
that is what Convention Seminars are career counselor in continuing
all about! education at Wichita State University. ""Corporation presidents will have
In addition to psychological services at intensive training with Regional
Plans for today and the future are put Finance Officers and national
into effect by people with workable ?J8 representatives.
tools. Your workable tools (seminar
material) will come from various Serving in her fourth year as an International "Chapter advisers will meet to
experts, including yourselves. Presen- Director, Kay Hansen Sutherlin, Theta, has discuss their area of specializaton.
tations, round table discussions, like - given continuing leadership as Chairman of the
officer sharing time will provide you Loan Fund, as well as taking responsibility of *Other AOIIs not specifically
with new and refurbished tools. Come Membership Education, Convention Seminars, assigned will choose the meeting best
ready to participate and share your and coordination with the International Regional suited to them.
knowledge. Meetings Chairman and NPC Delegates. Kay
has also served on the Theta Corporation Board "Help!" you're saying, "I'm tired
A first for AOII Convention Seminars and as both a Regional Director and a Regional already."
will be our seminar on Networking: a Vice President. Kay enjoys tennis and needle-
great way for women to get ahead. Dr. work in her spare time and works as a school Take a deep breath because the
Barbara Ballard, director of the Emily social worker in the Indianapolis School seminars go on. Sessions concerning
Taylor Women's Resource Center at System. rush, extension, panhellenic, ritual,
the University of Kansas, and her pledge and fraternity education,
associate Dr. Donna Kater, career chapter relations, alumnae program-
counselor at Wichita State University, ming and fund raising, scholarship,
will present the seminar. Networking is and others will be offered.
a valuable tool to be used by each of us
in the business world, community Our meeting time together is limited,
service endeavors, and AOII work as we but we'll make the most of it as you can
seek to develop our potential and attain see.
our goals. You'll be surprised to find the
networks you may already have Convention is a whole experience. It
developed (such as AOII sisters in is business sessions and ritual and
many communities, AOIIs in profes- seminars and informal talking and
sions you'd like to follow) that you awards and you and me — it's us, it's
simply have not recognized as such, AOII.
and pleased to find ways to establish
further networks to work for you. AOII Convention theme Toward
Personal growth and development is Tomorrow Together points the way.
AOII Convention action Love Laugh
Learn builds the way.
Join your sisters in Kansas City and
build . . . Toward Tomorrow Together.
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Alpha Omicron Pi International Headquarters
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TOWARD TOMORROW TO- our down payment, and hence reduce Omicron Pi, 2401 Hillsboro Road,
GETHER — as we move toward the amount of the mortgage. I am so Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37212.
tomorrow together, our Convention proud that they have responded
theme seems more and more ap- positively to the challenge, in the In addition to these generous
propriate. Truly, AOIIs everywhere are tradition of Alpha Omicron Pi. donors, several AOIIs have also
making this theme a living reality as we expressed an interest in making an
also approach the exciting move into Many more sisters, too, have investment through loans to AOII for
our OWN International Headquarters. 1 generously given their financial the Headquarters building. It seems
hope you have had the opportunity to support to this special one-time need of more logical to pay investment interest
read carefully the details of our plans in our Fraternity. Those that live isolated to our own sisters than to a financial
the Winter issue of TO DRAGMA. We from collegiate or alumnae chapter institution. If you, or someone you
have at last found the right place that activities have sent donations and know, might be interested in such a
will both satisfy our fraternal needs and expressed their pleasure to be able to sound financial investment opportunity,
also be an exceptionally strong support AOII in this manner. These please contact JoBeth Heflin (Mrs.
investment for us. sisters, who have given $100., $500., Hugh), International Secretary/
$1,000., or more, will be especially Treasurer, 11200 Pinehurst Drive,
Hundreds of sisters have already acknowledged permanently in the new Austin, Texas 78731.
answered our plea to assist in making Headquarters building.
this dream a reality. Collegiate and Indeed, together, we shall move
alumnae chapters alike are actively If YOCJ have not yet taken part in this toward tomorrow!
raising funds to increase the amount of one-time project, please do so today.
Send your check or pledge to Alpha By Joan MacCallum
Alumnae Key To AOII's Past and Future
By Nancy Clark leadership potential and perfecting If there is no alumnae chapter near
Executive Board human relations and communications that you are aware of, write to us. Dw3
skills. Our involved alumnae tell us that Perhaps with your assistance we can
As you will see in this issue, AOII they have indeed developed skills in
alumnae are very "special" and AOII assignments that carry over to •=0get a chapter or a colony started in your
talented people employing their enrich other aspects of their lives and
energies in a myriad of pursuits — that are marketable in the pursuit of area or at least enlist your help as a
careers, volunteer activities and home- careers. "KEY' alumna so that other AOHs will
making. We are proud of all our have a friend to contact when they FurO
alumnae and their many, many Besides offering additional exper- move to your city.
accomplishments in such diverse iences for personal growth as well as
fields, and it is fitting that we FOCCIS community service, AOII's alumnae As the member of your Executive
our attention on them. chapters provide their members with a Board in charge of alumnae program
bond of sisterhood and friendship that ming and operations, 1 want to convey
When alumnae come together to extends across the United States and to each of our present and future
work for our fraternity and enjoy each Canada, a sense of belonging, and a alumnae that we, your international
other as they do when they join our sharing of common goals that women officers, appreciate each and every one
alumnae chapters, their competence, can never duplicate in a non-fraternal of you and the personal contributions
experience and energy mesh for the organization. that you have made and will make in
benefit of Alpha Omicron Pi, and they the future to our fraternity and to the
become our greatest resource as well If you are currently a member of an world about us. We are striving to
as a source of pride. Our chapters, alumnae chapter, an adviser or cor- facilitate your tasks and to increase the
collegiate and alumnae alike, depend poration board member for one of our enjoyment you will derive from your
on our alumnae combining their collegiate chapters, a regional or fraternity experience as an alumna
precious time and talents to insure international officer or chairman, we member.
success in our projects and to build for thank you for your participation and for
the future of our fraternity based on the your unselfish devotion. If you have not Please don't hesitate to share your
experience and traditions of our past. yet joined a chapter near you, please concerns with us and to let us know
give the president a call so that you, how we may be of service to you.
We all reflect fondly upon the four too, may reap the benefits of our
outstanding collegians who founded special ties of friendship.
AOII and who continued to nurture its
early growth as devoted alumnae — EDITOR'S NOTE: Nancy Anderson
alumnae who found time for our Clark, Rho '64, pledged AOII at North-
sorority in addition to their families, western University in 1964. She served
careers and other interests. as her chapter's standards (chapter
relations) chairman and as chapter
Our fraternity not only depends president. Nancy graduated with
upon the contributions of its alumnae, highest honors from the university. Her
but also offers us increased avenues masters degree is in french from
for personal growth and development Middlebury College's Graduate School
along with opportunities for realizing in France. Nancy taught high school
french for four years and also has
Nancy Clark worked part-time as a translator.
Executive Board Member
She began her Executive Board
duties in September 1980 as a director
in charge of alumnae and member of
the Budget Committee. Nancy has
been a vice president for Region IV,
regional director for southern Illinois
and a member of the Fraternity
Development Committee, the Inter-
national Nominations Committee and
Arrangements Chairman for the 1975
The Executive Board member is a
past adviser to Rho chapter and
currently is a member of the Northwest
Suburban Alumnae Chapter.
AOII Debuts in Redford's 'Ordinary People'
< The following year she took her first
European tour and fell in love with
Robert Redford with choir members. European culture and its greater
emphasis on the arts and history.
Almost any AOII would have traded Virginia said that when Redford
places with Virginia Kathleen Long, appeared in the choir room for the first She has continued teaching high
Beta Phi, '69, in the fall of 1979. time he would not have been immedi- school choral music in Michigan and
ately recognizable except for his jeans presently in Illinois, but has returned
Actor Robert Redford had picked her outfit and cowboy boots and hat. He twice to tour Europe.
and her high school choral group looked as if he had just walked off the
"Forester Singers" for parts in set of "The Electric Horseman." In March she took her second group
"Ordinary People." He spent a number of students to Germany and Austria for
of hours at the school during that fall She found the first-time director a concert tour of Munich, Salzburg and
while the group practiced its part in the rather reserved, but very intelligent and Vienna.
movie. adept at organizing and knowing what
he wanted in the film sequences. In addition to her choral activities at
Virginia appears twice in the motion Lake Forest High School, she is a
picture, directing the choral group and "Working on the film was very in- member of the Camarata Singers and
has a speaking line. In fact, she worked teresting, but seeing the final results also sings in the choir of Trinity Church
closely for many hours with the actor/ was even more exciting," Virginia of the North Shore in Wilmette.
director in selecting the theme used in added. "I shall never forget the'opening
the movie. night' feeling I had the first time I She also sings for the North Shore
watched the movie." Choral Society in Evanston, III. Virginia
Her choir sings in the opening enjoys ice skating, sailing, swimming
scenes. The movie, based on a novel She was invited to the private showing and, most of all,jumping herthorough-
by Judith Guest, was filmed at Lake before the picture was officially released. bred.
Forest High School, the town of Lake
Forest, III., and the surrounding area. "I never realized how many hours In AOII she was her chapter's
and hundreds of 'takes' are needed to chaplain for three years. As a senior
Virginia was guest of Redford and make just a few minutes of screen time she was one of five finalists for the
Wildwood Productions at the premiere for a movie. campus' Homecoming Royalty
showing in Chicago and attended a contest.
private party afterward. "I have a great respect for Robert
Redford as a director," she said. "He Virginia is one of three in her family
She and her choir were on the movie took such care with every detail, and I to be members of AOII: her mother is
set for a total of 18 hours while she feel the results of the movie speak for Violet G. DeBow Long, Beta Phi '33,
conducted the choir. Virginia said the his work." and her sister-in-law is Constance A.
choir was so exhausted when the final Makielski Long, Beta Phi '70.
take finally happened (after having The two days of filming were busy,
sung the opening number about 200 however, the choir and Virginia had Virginia at work on the set. She is listening to
times) the g roup does not come across even more things on their minds: "We the master tape recording of the choir singing.
with the quality on film that it has in real were trying to cope with two semi-truck They are "mouthing" the words while camera
life. loads of citrus that we had to distribute rolls. They must follow her direction to
plus present a full-blown Old English synchronize the visual track with the audio
However, she feels that Redford Madrigal Dinner!" track.
wanted the typically believable high
school choir. The group does redeem Following her graduation, Virginia
itself later in the movie when they sing a taught school on Long Island, N.Y., and
section of Handel's "Hallelujah Amen." then returned to graduate school at
Indiana University and received a
masters degree in choral conducting.
Nita Wathan Recognized For
Service To Others
Her friends say, "Nita Wathen is a do- A charter member of Austin's first clients whose problems may range
gooder from the word 'go.'" board of directors of the Arthritis from not knowing what choices to
Foundation in 1967, she has also held make to physical and mental
They'll tell you about her many vol- every major office in local, state and handicaps.
unteer years with the Arthritis Founda- regional foundations.
tion, her support for the Redirected She can provide such counseling
Homemakers program and her job of Her work with the foundation started knowing in many cases where the
counseling handicapped persons. as a service project with her Pi Kappa clients "are coming from." Nita suffers
chapter at the University of Texas. But from injuries sustained in a car
Nita has been awarded a 1980 Texas the enthusiasm has grown throughout accident during her junior year at the
Rehabilitation Commission Merit the years. University of Texas in 1955.
Award for "outstanding contribution to
state employment of the handicapped," "Arthritis is not just an older person's "Doctors didn't think I'd walk again...
one of 54 persons so honored state- disease," Nita emphasized. "There are and I'm just tickled about using my
wide. more children with rheumatoid arthritis hand," Nita added.
than there are youngsters with
The award joins recent honors from muscular dystrophy." Her left hand is disabled because her
the Redirected Homemakers program palm was nearly sliced off by a piece of
for "Outstanding Service to Displaced Her job, an employment counselor metal and her left leg is one inch
Homemakers in the Austin Commun- with the Texas Employment Commis- shorter after undergoing operations on
ity" and a "National Volunteer Service sion, led her to direct seminars for her thigh to replace a broken femur
Citation" from the Arthritis Founda- redirected homemakers. bone with a pin.
Homemakers, she said, suffer from "I've always been a very gregarious
Honored by NBS adjustment problems similar to those person," Nita explained. "I knew that
of jail parolees. one of these days it was going to be
Verna Brown Hines, Pi Delta '70 of okay and in the meantime, why should I
Monrovia, MD., was honored by the "They are definitely a category of sweat it?"
Commerce Department's National individuals, out of the labor market for
Bureau of Standards at the Eighth several years,... and it's kind of a shock Nita is philanthropic vice president
Annual NBS Awards Ceremony held getting back into the real world," the of the Austin Alumnae Chapter. She
recently at the Bureau's headquarters TEC employee for 19 years explained. and her husband James have two
in Gaithersburg, MD. children, Lois and Hunt.
As an employment counselor Nita
Ms. Hines received the Bronze takes a personal interest in most of her
Medal, which recognizes extremely
competent performance of official Nita has been honored for volunteer work and counseling and friendship to others.
duties in the department over a
number of years. The Medal is given for
significant contribution to science,
technology, or administration; for
demonstration of unusual initiative or
creative ability in the development and
improvement of methods, procedures,
or devices; or for highly competent
performance of assigned tasks for at
least five years.
She has worked at the Bureau of
Standards for six years. A legislative
analyst in the Bureau's Office of
Congressional Affairs, the AOII,
alumna was cited for her outstanding
contributions to the preparation and
review of the legislative package
supportive of the first National Bureau
of Standards Authorization Bill.
She graduated from the University of
Maryland with a B. A. in political
science in 1970 and is currently
enrolled in the master's program at
Alumna Serves Fraternity Throughout the Years
1 4^ "a way of showing our appreciation of
• God's goodness to us," Mrs. Warren
emphasized. "The plans and activities
V of the hospital and the auxiliary have
kept me busy."
The Warrens, too, recently gave
Pictured with Natalie Overall Warren and her husband William are daughters and son Patricia Warren Vanderbilt $1 million to endow a chair
Swindle, Elizabeth Warren Blankenship, William Kelly Warren, Jr., Dorothy Warren King, Marilyn in pediatrics named for Mrs. Warren's
Warren Vaudever and Jean Warren Daniel. brother. Professor Emeritus. Dr. James
Throughout her life Natalie Overall Tulsa, Okla. The family has lived in
Warren, Nu Omicron 17, has found Tulsa since then. The family has lost one daughter
many ways to share herself with Alpha and a grandchild; however, the
Omicron Pi. "National AOII called me one year Warrens feel very blessed with five
and asked me to assist in rushing at a daughters, a son, 24 grandchildren
Natalie and her sister Katrina Overall rather new chapter, which I did. On my and five great grandchildren with
McDonald, Nu Omicron 17, were return home, I called them to report, others due soon.
among the founders of the chapter at and asked for the names and addresses
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., of all AOII s in the Tulsa area. I called or "My husband and I celebrate our
some 60 years ago. visited each one and the Tulsa 60th wedding anniversary this year,"
Alumnae Chapter was formed," she Mrs. Warren proudly reported.
"A good friend, Mary D. Houston explained. "Today it is a fine chapter
(Sarratt) inspired us to form a group for with excellent leaders and many Justice Coleman
the purpose of petitioning Alpha talented women." Re-elected Chief
Omicron Pi," explained the longtime
AOII. Mary had joined AOII at another She supports starting alumnae chap- Michigan Supreme Court Chief
university and transferred to Vanderbilt. ters all across the country. Justice Mary Coleman, Pi Delta 32
was unanimously re-elected by her col-
"This was one of the most rewarding "So many of our members, over the leagues in January to serve as the
experiences of a lifetime," Natalie years, moved with their families to court's leader for the 1981-82 term.
added. "The friendships formed, the various localities and contacted local
inspiration, the working together of a alumnae chapters there soon after Justice Coleman, the first woman to
most congenial group made for lasting their arrivals," she explained. "This has serve on Michigan's high court, was
bonds at an important time in my life." proven to be such joy to find groups selected by the seven-member panel to
with the same high principles and has a second two year term as chief justice.
Mrs. Warren graduated cum laude at given the newcomer sincere friends." She was re-elected in November to a
Vanderbilt in June 1920. Her major was second eight-year term.
chemistry and during her senior year The community's needs, too, have
she taught freshman chemistry and been important to the Warren family. : .•
worked in the laboratories and graded Twenty years ago she and her husband
papers. She taught a year on the Gulf provided funds to build St. Francis mm
Coast of Mississippi and in September Hospital and established the William K.
1921, married William K. Warren of Warren Medical Research in Tulsa as Mary Coleman
The outstanding AOII was awarded
the coveted Elizabeth Heywood
Wyman Award at the 1975
EDITORS MOTE: See Fall, 1979,
issue of TO DRAGMA for an in-depth
interview with Justice Coleman.
Jeanne Burt Fuller, Alpha Tau, Prescott and Jeanne Fuller with The Bishop of Coventry.
Denison '40 and a member of Southern
Connecticut Alumnae chapter, realized A group of young Swedish people would rise again, dedicated to peace
a dream she had when she was asked interested in liturgical dance asked to and forgiveness. In 1963 it did just that,
to dance at Coventry Cathedral, work with the Americans and a special with the help of great artists from all
England, on Sunday Nov. 9, 1980. dance was created during the next few over the world and, significantly, with a
days which made it possible for the 14 group of Germans who devoted a year
It all began when Jeanne and her dancers to make a joint presentation. It to the rebuilding.
husband. Prescott, were visiting the was called, "Prepare Ye the Way of the
Cathedral in June of 1979, and Jeanne Lord". Unlike many great Cathedrals, where
noted on her program that the church ceremony and procedure and strict
organizations included a liturgical More than 80 dancers from all parts adherence to dignified and ancient
dance group. Naturally Jeanne wasted of England were there to participate in ceremonial activities prevail, Coventry
no time locating the leader of this a special liturgical dance festival Cathedral is a "living church" where
group and enjoying a spirited conversa- service on Sunday evening. The scarcely a minute of each day is not
tion about the subject of dance, which worship service was to be called "The filled with activity, from rock concerts
has been one of her greatest interests Way of Reconciliation." with reference to the "Messiah," from educational
and activities all her life. to Psalm 30:11, "You have changed activities to morning prayers, from
my mourning into dancing." Two dance on the high alter to coffee
In December of that year, Jeanne dance works were choreographed by Watches in the nave.
received a letter from John Brassington, the Darien group and prepared for this
leader of the St. Michaels Dancers, with occasion. EDITOR'S NOTE: Jeanne has been
an invitation from the Bishop of involved with dance and choreography
Coventry to participate in the dance On Friday evening, the Americans throughout her life. She was ballet
portions of the 40th Anniversary activi- presented three dances, one with the mistress at Chautauqua, NY, Summer
ties devoted to the bombing of participation of the Swedish group and School and has taught dance at
Coventry Cathedral in November, the others, the works they had brought Chautauqua for New York University.
1940 — in other words, to dance in the with them. On Sunday morning, there Jeanne, too, was head of the dance
Cathedral. was a Reconciliation service in the department at Manhattanville College,
great Cathedral, enhanced by the Purchase, NY, from 1960-66.
Jeanne brought the invitation to the participation of the St. Michaels
attention of her Dance Workshop dancers and the reading of scripture by In Darien she has served as director
group at the Darien (Conn.) Arts Ellen Armus. Then the culmination, of the Gilbert and Sullivan Company
Council's Dance Studio. Gradually, the the liturgical dance service on Sunday and has spent 10 years with the Darien
group of participants grew. On Nov. 2, evening. The American group closed Supper Theatre. Jeanne is a co-
the entourage departed for London the service with "A Dance of Joy," a founder of the Darien Arts Council and
and then the 94-mile drive to Coventry. work they began to develop months founder of the Dance Studio of Darien.
before when the trip was just a pos-
The six Darien residents were enter- sibility. She also enjoys flower arranging and
tained and housed by church members. is a certified national flower show
When the old Cathedral was judge. Jeanne and her husband have
Jeanne performing at Coventry Cathedral. bombed and burned in 1940. a Canon two children and raised a foster son
of the church said in a sermon that it and three Asian teenage boys. She has
Discusses Her Mexico Journey
By Bonnie Lipton talk of Mexico, many fond memories of people I will have spoken to in this
Sigma Rho '73
come back to me. 1 really enjoy sharing one year, approximately 8,000 residents
"1 found myself up against some
tough competition but, with a little luck, all of my adventures with the public. of my county, I have had good
I was selected as the 1980 Meadville
Area Community Ambassador to the My future goals and plans are also in exposure to the voting public. 1 hope to
country of Mexico. I was very fortunate the back of my mind as I meet the put a bid in for the PA Congress within
in having my place of employment public and gain good communication 2 years if all goes well.
permit me a leave of absence for my
excursion. with the people of Northwest Pennsyl- As I look forward to my future, I must
1 left for Mexico, shortly after 1 vania, in the very near future, I plan on look back to what, who, and where my
returned from Region I's Regional
Meeting in Man/land, on July 9. Upon beginning my career in the political stimulation has come from. 1 have
my arrival I spent the first part of my trip
in an orientation period with 100 other field. So when you look at the number been involved in many organizations
young Americans at a government
resort area just south of Mexico City for and held many leadership roles; State
three days. Here we had some language
brush-up. Vice President for the Youth Association
EDITORS NOTE: Bonnie Lipton, for Retarded Citizens in PA, State
Also we were prompted as to certain Sigma Rho 7 3 is the 29th Ambassador Board of Directors of the Association,
customs and traditions we, as guests of for her"community. Other ambassadors Mental Health Association Board in
their country, were expected to follow. are such notables in the area such as a Crawford County, and am presently a
The other part of orientation was to get state senator, state treasurer, and a TV Program Director at a Rehabilitation
to know the other nine people in our personality. The Meadville (Pa.) Area Center in Crawford County. But my
group and our group leader with whom Program is the longest standing in the main thoughts always go back to my
we would be spending the rest of our United States to be associated with the involvement in our sorority.
six weeks. Experiment in International Living, in
sending an Ambassador each year. Alpha Omicron Pi laid a cornerstone
Upon leaving orientation, the 10 of The funds are raised each year through for my stimulation in serving people.
us traveled seven hours to a small town sponsoring groups throughout the From that first rush party, when 1 was so
by the name of Lagos de Moreno, area, such as church groups, service . confused as a rushee and the president
where we met our families we would groups, civic groups and granges. And of our chapter took a special interest in
live with for four weeks. My family each year a different country is chosen me and told me that AOII was such a
consisted of 11 sisters, three brothers, to be visited by the chosen young special group of girls whose main
mom and dad, and 19 nieces and person between the ages of 17 and 25. interest was people; people which
nephews. That was a real switch for me, Presently there are 150 sponsoring included the community, the college
as 1 grew up alone and what a change! groups, who by their donations are community, families, and especially
entitled to a slide show and talk by the each other, to my time as a chapter
It was an unforgettable experience, Ambassador upon her return. Bonnie adviser, watching "my" girls grow, to
having a family welcome you into their averages two to three talks per week my present office of corporation presi-
home, someone from a foreign about her trip. dent, AOII has helped me realize my
country, not knowing their language, potential and has always stimulated me
but still inviting you to become one of
their family. C Kienitz Assists ^ to achieve as far as my capabilities will
Then after we left our families, which
was a difficult thing to do, our group Rescue Attempts Our sorority, more than any other
began two weeks of travel throughout group I have been involved with, gave
Central Mexico. We spent four days in Anne Kienitz, a graduate of the me the opportunity to be a leader-to
Acapulco then hit many small cities on University of Wisconsin-LaCrbsse make decisions and to put me in a
our way back to Mexico City where we and Sigma Lambda chapter, was situation where I had to learn to get
ended up and spent three days touring part of a 14-member medical team along with all types of individuals.
there. sent Oct 4 to care for 383 survivors
of the cruise ship Prinsendam Communication was so special in
When I returned to the States, my which caught fire in the Gulf of our sorority and AOII helped me learn
Ambassadorship had just begun, as 1 Alaska. how important it was for success in life.
began arranging all my speaking en- For example, in Mexico, even though
gagements for the next year. Now, I Anne, an emergency medical my family and I did not speak the same
have done just about one half, and 1 technician (EMT) and a volunteer language, total communication was
love it. Everytime 1 show my slides and member of the Sitka Fire Depart- there. 1 am so proud to be able to add to
ment, spent 30 hours aboard the my resumes, articles, and public
oil tanker Williamsburgh aiding speaking performances, that I am, not
the chilled survivors. was, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.
.And 1 hope in the future that I can con-
The Sigma Lambda alumna tribute, in many ways, to the organiza-
tion that helped me learn many phases
works in security for a pulp mill at of life along the way.
^Sitka, Alaska. J
Elaine Smith Honored By Regional AAUW
Elaine Pruett Smith, lota Alpha 68, worked with a summer youth enrich-
has received honors from both the ment program Kids in Discovery, Inc.,
American Association of University Campfire, the United Methodist and the
Women (AAUW) and the Jaycettes. Southeast Idaho Alumnae Panhellenic.
Elaine, a former regional extension She has served in AOII as a regional
officer for Region VI, has been nominat- director supervising collegiate chap-
ed by North Pacific Region of AAUW ters at Montana State University, Boise
for the Educational Foundation State University and Idaho State
Program Award in the community University and with alumnae chapters
service division. Later in the spring the in Pocatello, Boise and Bozeman. She
winner of the category will be notified was Regional Meetings Chairman in
so she can be honored at the 1973-74 for that meeting held in
organization's meeting this June in Seattle.
Elaine Pruett Smith The AOII alumna also was honored Her AAUW activities are extensive.
by the Pocatello and Idaho State She has been involved in most projects
Jaycettes as "Distinguished Young undertaken by the Pocatello Branch
Woman" of 1980. She, too, has been since she joined in 1974. At the state
selected as the organization's Out- level she has served as recording
standing Young Woman of America secretary and a voting representative
for 1980. on the state board. She now begins a
two-year state term as president-elect.
Elaine has spent many hours in In 1982 she will become the AAUW's
service to a variety of community state president.
organizations including AOII. She has
Horticulture Therapy Developed
An internationally recognized therapy Several colleges give training and "I have prized my membership in
program using horticulture was de- internships with a prescribed academic Alpha Omicron Pi very much," she
veloped by AOII Alice Wessels program in horticultural therapy. exclaimed. "I have been active along
Burlingame. Omicron Pi '26. the fringes through the years."
Alice's background is a combination
According to horticulturalists, the of occupational therapy, psychiatric
Horticultural Therapy is a 12-month social work, landscape architecture
program for the rehabilitation of those and greenhouse production. She has
who are mentally or physically ill. published two books, Therapy
Through Horticulture and in 1975
"Plant material is used in order to Hoe for Health.
raise the motivation of the clients,"
Alice said. "The therapy provides The Governing board of the Univer-
clients with renewed confidence, a sity of Michigan and Michigan State
warm feeling of achievement, a new University held a joint meeting and for
skill and a greater interest in tomorrow." the first time honored a former student
(Alice) with a Citation of Honor for
She reports the programs are adapt- pioneer work in Horticultural Therapy.
able for all ages who are in facilities The American Scandinavian Founda-
such as hospitals, nursing homes, tion made her an Honorary Fellow and
special classrooms, community pro- she has received AOII's Elizabeth
grams for senior citizens, prisons, Heywood Wyman Award for
vocational training, etc. Compassion for her fellow man. And
her awards and honors continue.
Toward Tomorrow/Together Alice Wessels Burlingame, 75, reports that
With Other AOIIs In horticultural therapy provides gardening
programs for mentally and physically impaired
Kansas City, June 25-29. people to encourage rehabilitation and motiva-
tion. She teaches at Michigan State University
and writes a weekly column on gardening. The
Alice Burlingame Garden Library was recently
dedicated in her honor at Cranbrook.
Singer, actress Sandra Thomas. "As for breaks, I believe that they can
happen, like luck; but I've found
It's The Entertainment World For Her personally, that I've made most of my
own 'breaks.' "
It seems to be a mixture of skill, luck, "Beware — check out any agent
talent and faith, but AOII Sandra carefully, and particularly beware of the "Working as much as possible,
Thomas is showing the entertainment lone agent with no office," she warned, getting to know people, being friendly
field just what she can do for it! but added many excellent agents work and being observant and learning as
out of their homes and are franchised much as possible from watching more
The Alpha Beta Alumna from union agencies. "Just use some experienced models, actors, etc.," she
Florida Atlantic University in Boca common sense and don't rush in." stressed. "An 'I know it all' attitude is
Raton, Fla., offers advice for sisters who the worst way to get started in this
might be considering the step into Fortunately, Sandra didn't have too business."
show business. many "rip-off experiences, but like
most models she had a few. Sandra said that one important
break for her was finding several
excellent photographers whose style
worked for her.
"Photos are a model's most im-
portant tool in selling herself to agents
and clients and they must look
professional. Amateurish shots of sis
wearing a bikini in the back yard are
definitely the kiss of death when you
want to be taken seriously," she added.
Her latest TV venture is singing with
partner Craig Crossman. of Palm
Beach. One show is "Harambee," an
anthology of American music. The
other show, taped in November, is
"Catch a Rising Star," a variety show
where the pair perform the song
"Summer Nights" from Grease.
She and her partner, too, will be
singing in southern Florida hotels and
Rotary Club Fetes
V Dorothy Bogen Farrington, Lambda Dorothy is a pillar in the AOII
'30, has been recognized by the Rotary community as well. She began her
Dorothy Bogen Fanington is the first non- Club of San Jose with its Paul Harris illustrious career in AOII when she
Rotarian to be awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Fellow Award. pledged Lambda chapter at Stanford
for outstanding community service. University, where she served as vice-
Mrs. Farrington was honored for president. In her alumnae years.
more than 50 years of community ser- Dorothy has served as president of the
vice as the recipient of the Rotary's first San Jose Alumnae Chapter, president
fellowship to be awarded to a non- of the Delta Sigma corporation, and
member. chairman of the Delta Sigma Advisory
Committee for six years. In addition,
She was picked from among 20 she served as International Treasurer
candidates for the honor. In addition to for six years and was national adviser to
sorority activities Mrs. Farrington was both Lambda Beta and Gamma Tau.
honored for her interest in conser- Dorothy also served AOII on the Inter-
vation, protection of the environment, national Board of Directors. She was
our historical heritage, the health and applauded by her sisters at the 1979
education of youth and many other International Convention, when she
groups which are a part of the "United was awarded the Helen St. Clair Mullan
EDITOR'S MOTE: In addition to her
long list of community accolades,
Alumnae Report Chapter Activities, Programs[
BOSTON of being together after all the frigid International President Joan Deathe
weather that kept us apart in January. MacCallum spoke to more than 2 0 0 who
Boston Alumnae Chapter's attended Tri-County's annual Founders' Day
Champagne Brunch was so successful To look back on past programs, we Banquet.
last year at Founders' Day that we were on TV, WBZ studios, talking about
repeated it this year — in the MacPhie "Collectibles." Donna Sheridan talked as it is also the year of the chapter's
Building on the Tufts campus, reported about our philanthropic projects, as silver anniversary.
Katherine D. Carter, Theta. Boston's Robert Brigham Hospital
specializes in arthritic treatments. New Regional Director Donna Reed
Eleanore MacCurdy, lota Alpha, '59, Corbet, Phi Kappa, was chairman of
former International President, con- ATLANTA TRI-COCINTY the luncheon for Tri County and
ducted the Founders' Day ritual as only planned a social hour in which guests
Eleanore can. There's "room for more to share in could personally greet the guest of
our sisterhood," said International honor. Many regional officers were also
Donna Sheridan, Phi Omicron '54, President Joan Deathe MacCallum to present for the event which coincided
presided at the business meeting pre- an audience of more than 200 women with a regional officers' meeting being
ceding the ritual. We are looking for- at the Atlanta area annual Founders' held in Atlanta that weekend.
ward to hosting Region I regional meet- Day luncheon Jan. 18.
ing in 1982 and are fortunate to have Following the luncheon, Mary
Jean Sells, Zeta '72, Region I Director, She urged all of us to reach out to Rawlings Reese, Tau Delta, Regional
in our midst to help us plan. Carolyn "forgotten and stray alumnae" and "to Finance Officer, introduced Joan who
Wellington, Phi '66, consented to be successfully communicate the gave the address commemorating Tri-
chairman and is organizing her com- dynamic work of AOII to women County's chartering and Alpha
mittees and alerting other chapters in students." Omicron Pi's founding. She cited the
the region to assist her in making fraternity's many precedents in organ-
favors and doing the many things that A tremendous turnout of sisters ization including the establishment of
need to be done. from Atlanta Alumnae, Athens the Development Fund to assist
Alumnae, Lambda Sigma, Gamma collegians; the hiring of professional
On Feb. 28 the chapter met for Sigma and Lambda Chi were on hand administration in Central Office, and
lunch at the Top of the Hub, a fine to celebrate AOII's founding with Joan, the purchase of its own headquarters
restaurant atop the Prudential building added Nancy Fantz. as a wise investment in the future.
in downtown Boston. Views of Logan
Airport, Boston Harbor, and the Hostessing the event were Atlanta Other special guests in attendance
Charles River enhanced our enjoyment Tri County Alumnae who had special were charter members of Atlanta Tri
reason for celebrating Founders' Day Country including Past International
President Carolyn Harris, Lambda
Atlanta Tri-County alumnae Sandra Claiborne and new Regional Director Donna Reed Corbet, left, Sigma. Mrs. Harris said she could
were all smiles over the success of this year's Founder's Day Banquet, in Atlanta. remember little about the early days of
Tri County, except that then, as now,
the group was composed primarily of
Entertainment was provided by each
of the collegiate chapters present with
a special performance by Nalini Rao,
Gamma Sigma, who wrote a song
especially for the Founders' Day event.
Alpha Tau's 50-year members lima Hudson Morrow, left, Jane Scully Taylor and Cora Francis Fisher. Tri-State Alumnae of Alpha Omi-
cron Pi in Evansville. Ind., are well into
Alpha Tau Alumnae Celebrate another great year.
Even though Alpha Tau is no longer including some of the alumnae from "We are always proud of our exciting
an active collegiate chapter, it was Newark and Granville who had been relationship with our Chi Lambda
decided that some sort of a recognition active with the chapter as advisers. collegiate chapter at the University of
of its founding fifty years ago was in Three 50 year members were present Evansville," reported Rita Mengon. We
order, explained Jean Geis Kreischer. and were given certificates: lima have eight faithful alumnae that serve
Hudson Morrow, Jane Scully Taylor, many hours on the Chi Lambda
What started out as a casual conver- and Cora Frances Fisher. Each one Advisory Board. Many of our members
sation at Region II meeting in Toledo in shared reminiscences of the early days are Chi Lambda alumnae but we are
June with the question, "Did you know of the chapter. Carol Taylor Muldoon fortunate to have many other chapters
that this is the 50th year of Alpha Tau's and Jean shared the MC duties which represented in our membership."
founding?", led to a luncheon celebra- included introduction of those present,
tion during Denison's Homecoming a brief history of the chapter, and a Member Sheila Pfeffer, a former
last October 11 in Granville, Ohio. greeting from Nan McCain, a former Beta Phi collegian, is philanthropic
adviser, who could not attend. chairman this year. Sheila and AOII are
There were 25 members present spearheading the Arthritis Volunteer
Action Committee in Evansville. The
community group has a number of
events planned to educate the public
about arthritis. Among these are a
picnic, a Public Forum, a Hike/Bike
fund-raiser and the sale of specially-
designed Christmas cards.
The regular alumnae meetings this
year include a Kick-Off Luncheon, an
October Open House, which was held
at the AOII Suite at the University of
Evansville, a Spaghetti and Wine Party
for Alums and guests, a November
Holiday Auction, a major fund raiser,
directed by Cheryl Walsh Lucas, Chi
Lambda, and a December Founder's
A Ladies Night of Cards in February
started the meetings after the holiday
Celebrating Alpha Tau's anniversary were first row, left to right: Kay Wolfe Pritchard, Jane Scully Taylor, Cora Francis Fisher, Irma Hudson Morrow, Sandy
Geortz Graham, Mary Esty Nash, Edith Breining, Jean Geis Kreischer; second row: Carol Wells, Betty Presswich Norpell, Catherine Greider, Jane Carlton
Sweeder, Marian Pierce Wyke, Barbara Robertson, Jan Pierce Conway, Carol Daylor Muldoon, Nancy Tucker Prine, Jean Yoder Griffen, Jan Wagner
Whitehead, and Brenda Snare Breshnahan.
season. This was followed by a Spring influenced Marion's decision to leader and held some sort of local
Coffee in March. Also planned is a become an AOII. In many ways Marion office in scouting. Since 1955 she
Family Hayride in April and a has been a splendid bridge between became very active in St. Anne's Guild
Luncheon to Honor Seniors in May. Stella and our contemporary sorority. of St. James Episcopal Church. She
She has steadfastly carried on the held offices in that in the 1960 s.
President Jane Mengon Bernhardt. ideals set forth by the Founders and is a
Chi Lambda and First Vice President worthy example for all of us in AOII to Since her return to the San
Sandy Baechle Raben, Beta Phi, are in follow. Francisco Bay Area Marion has con-
charge of 198 I s programs. tinued to be active in sorority and
Marion Corwin community affairs. She was a member
ST. LOUIS of the Altar Guild of St. Stephen's
At the University of California, Episcopal Church in Belvedere, re-
The chapter extends its thanks to Berkely, she was Sigma Class of '20. In tiring from that in 1978. She supports
"Sid's mother." When it was evident addition to majoring in philosophyand two philanthropic organizations in
that no member could conveniently being very active in drama, she was Marin County - The Salvage Shop and
attend the Region V meeting last June, elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After her the Sunny Hills School for teenagers
Sidney Voss Morice, Beta Lambda '70 marriage she moved to Southern with emotional problems. For the past
asked her mother to come to stay with California and was a member of the three years she has been secretary of
her children and Sid took off for Los Angeles Alumnae from the 1920's the Marin County Alumnae of AOII.
Lincoln, NE. Luckily, Sid was there to to 1970. During this time she served as
accept our Improved Alumnae Chapter president. She worked constantly for Having been widowed twice, she is
award and Alumnae Chapter Certif- Kappa Theta and later for the coloni- now happily married to a friend whom
icate of Achievement, explained zation and installation of Nu Lambda she had known in her youth. Last April
Eleanor B. Rench, Eta '25. chapter. She opened her lovely home she was surprised by her family with a
to AOll for numerous social events, wonderful party celebrating her 81st
The Annual Rummage Sale in the and also helped behind scenes with birthday.
Normandy United Methodist Church rushing, furnishing local chapter
and Hobby Auction again were houses, and many rummage sales. "Wherever Marion goes, things
successful. Philanthropy Chairman, She was instrumental in keeping the coalesce," Ardeen emphasized. "We
Lois Burke Lippit Filippello, Phi '34, did Los Angeles Seniors together and salute this most dedicated sister, who is
a bit of research on local needs related active. She was vice-president and so greatly loved and respected by all of
to the Arthritis Foundation-Eastern president of that group and was a very us who have had the privilege of
Missouri Chapter to determine how to loyal AOII in friendship and attendance. knowing her."
use the money raised. As a result the She was a good friend of Lucile English
chapter gave four Edu-Cube chairs to and worked closely with her in the SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
the Shriners Hospital for Crippled beginnings of the Southern California
Children. They gave money for heat Council. She attended Council meet- An entertaining, with little work in-
splints for arthritic patients at the St. ings as long as she was in Los Angeles. volved, fundraiser was held when
Louis City Hospital. From 1942-1945 she was District eleven members and husbands enjoy-
Director of California. ed buffet and a performance of "A
The chapter's silver anniversary Little Night Music"' at the Darien Dinner
celebration in the spring rounded out Marion's good works extended to Theater in November. The Founders
the year for all members. other areas of her life as well. Her Day meeting was a luncheon at a local
daughter, Margaret Wagner Kellogg restaurant with a program on Folk Art
MARIN COUNTY (Sigma-'54) writes "In my own growing by member Joyce Brown Hill, Rho,
up years she was always the Girl Scout Northwestern '51.
Last summer Marion Black Wagner
Rey Corwin (Mrs. Thornton J. - Sigma In January the group traveled into
'20) received a well-deserved award for New York City to visit the Folk Art
Outstanding Service to AOll at the Museum and New York Historical
Region VIH's Rose Banquet Marion has Society, reported Shirley Bostrom
contributed a lifetime of truly contin- Hargreaves, Gamma '55.
uous and loyal service to our sorority.
No sister could be better qualified, COLUMBUS
explained Historian Ardeen Parkinson
Hack (Sigma '42.) The Columbus Alumnae Chapter is
compiling an all-AOH cookbook as its
Our Founder, Stella George Stern fundraising project. The categories will
Perry, and her husband, George H. include appetizers and soups, salads
Perry, moved to San Francisco at the and dressings, breads, rolls and
time he was made public relations sandwiches, main dishes, vegetables,
director for the 1915 Panama Pacific desserts and sweets, microwave and
International Exposition. They became food processor, and collegiate chapter
neighbors of Marion's family. Marion's specials and group cooking (Colle-
sister (Emma Black Kew - Sigma '13) gians, house directors and advisors.)
was already an AOII. This, and the early (The order form for the special cook-
friendship with Stella Perry undoubtedly book can be found in this issue.)
1 SAN DIEGO
Some 4 7 0 years in AOlls are added up in nine Syracuse alumnae. They are, seated, Alice Gwynn and Nearly half a century of active
Grace Keller: standing, left to right, Bea Gould, Betty Garrity, Kay Murtagh, Gertrude Bailey, Mary Lou membership in the same alumnae
Daggett, and Glenna Richardson. Not pictured is the ninth member, Genevieve Mason. chapter is quite a record, yet Barbara
Clark Marsh, (Jpsilon '32, is an enthusi-
SYRACUSE significant contribution? Since 1972 astic testimonial to this accomplish-
when this fund-raising plan was adopt- ment. Barbara was speaker at the
AOlls for more than 470 years! Nine ed, the Chapter has cleared over second annual San Diego Founders'
active Syracuse alumnae who together $2200, contributed to the local Arthritis Day Luncheon and delighted mem-
make this claim were honored at a fall Chapter in various ways: purchase of bers with her reminiscences of her
1980 alumnae meeting. All Chi initiates, equipment, of teaching slides and experiences in the alumnae chapter
they are 60-year members Bea Barron films, support of public seminars, etc. throughout the years.
Gould, 1920, and Genevieve Canfield In recognition of contributions of
Mason, 1920: and 50-plus members goods, money, and service, the Arthritis She recalled the sometimes very
Gertrude Baumhardt Bailey, 1923; Foundation at its May 1980 Awards meager balances in the treasury during
Alice Foote Gwynn, 1924: Glenna Van Banquet presented its Distinguished those first years and emphasized the
Velde Richardson, 1925; Grace Service Plaque to Syracuse AOlls. valuable memorabilia to be found in
Stowell Keller, 1925; Kay Murtagh, well kept and preserved old chapter
1927, Betty Spaulding Garrity, 1928, The chapter's Community Service minutes. As the chapter will celebrate
and Mary Lou Kelly Daggett, 1929. Award went to Charlotte Hilsberg, for the fiftieth anniversary of its founding in
her dedicated service in Jewish com- 1931, her talk was very timely and of
In October, the alumnae gathered at munity activities and her outstanding special interest to our guests, the
the home of Martha Garrahan Hazard, work on diabetes. collegians of Lambda lota Chapter.
Chi '51, former livestock breeder, who
currently pastures the ponies of the NEW ORLEANS Also at the Founders' Day celebra-
"Astride" program for handicapped tion Helen Turnstrand Erickson, Tau
children. Si nee Astride uses the Members of the New Orleans Alum- '36. was awarded a Certificate of Honor
indoor riding facilities of her Hidden nae Chapter celebrated Super Bowl for her outstanding work as philan-
Falls Farm, alums were invited to come Sunday with its Founders' Day Brunch. thropic chairman working with the San
early and observe the Saturday morn- In February the chapter met for dinner Diego Chapter of the Arthritis Founda-
ing program in operation. and the comedy play "There Goes the tion.
Bride." A Bunco Party was planned for
November found the group fabricat- the March meeting and club members The group feels very fortunate in
ing felt Santa Claus booties to be filled gathered to raise funds for arthritis having in San Diego. Marilyn Rose
with candy as Christmas tray favors for research. Herman, (Jpsilon '56, one of the
a local hospital. Plans were jelled forthe directors of the executive board, and
annual pre-Thanksgiving sales of A program on diamonds and other Marianne Davies Carton, (Jpsilon '43,
Katherine Beich candies in local banks. precious stones is set for the group's who was recently reappointed as chair-
Proceeds of these sales (and others April 15 meeting. A Swim Party is set man of the Ruby Fund.
during the year) support the Arthritis for May 20 to "cool off members before
philanthropy. the long, hot summer gets us," reported During the year members sponsored
Schuyler Louapre, chapter president. a very profitable second-annual
Can a small alumnae chapter operat- professional Art Auction, open to the
ing on a modest scale make a public, to benefit the Arthritis Founda-
tion as well as their own "Masterpiece
Auction" which always brings a good
"We bring our own homemade
treasures and goodies in any media,
and they are auctioned off with the
proceeds going into our chapter
treasury," explained Margaret Barnett.
At one meeting, they heard guest
speaker Judith McAbee, executive
director of the Arthritis Foundation in
San Diego. Judy was the recipient of
the AOII Honor Award at the Founders'
The chapter plans an installation
supper and a special luncheon to
honor the local collegians to climax
another year for the San Diego group.
Longtime Alumna Recalls Early Chapter Years
EDITOR S NOTE: To Dragma offers our formal dance at The Old Mill? We party. These along with all of our
this opportunity to relive some of Beta must have been feeling flush that night. regular studies and activities. Sounds
Tau's early years with Jean Rose who Remember! We were having such a like a busy week to me! And did you
presented the chapter's 50th anniver- good time we decided to ask the eight- know that in the year 1930 we won the
sary address last May. piece orchestra to play an extra hour, silver cup given through panhellenic
just for our very own group." for the fraternity on the campus with
By Jean Rose the highest academic standing!
When Alice replied she said, "I can't
When Barbara Ottman phoned to remember one thing about that dance I was impressed by a letter I read
ask me to speak, I said "Barbara you're at the Old Mill." She proceeded to written in November 1934 to all the
asking the wrong person." Why? remind me about one of our first chapters of AOII from Stella Perry, one
"Because," I said, "I hesitate to admit it, rushing parties. She said, we were so of the members of National Council at
but frankly my memory seems to be poor we brought in a mass of colored that time. It was with Greetings for
letting me down. I just can't remember leaves to fill the bare corners in the Founders Day. In it she said, "As the
things, especially important things - like room and arranged the party so that it years go on, you mean more and more
the history of AOII - 50 years ago." After would be appropriate to sit on the floor. to us. And weaskyou to believethatwe
three phone calls I decided to try. We had so few chairs. So - there seems live in you, rejoice in you and hope
to be a discrepancy in our ideas regard- increasingly that you may be an
One of the first things I did was take a ing finances at that time. instrument of love in the Hands of
long look at the picture of the 15 Love, for a world that needs what you
original members, way back in 1930. Then Alice proceeded to say have to give it!"
Among fifteen of us only one person is "Remember the day of our installation -
smiling. The other fourteen look so the solemnity, the candle light and To all the younger AOIls here today I
serious, as if we had just launched on a Pinckney Estes Lee Glantzberg. She would like to finish by quoting part of a
mission of looking after all the was the lady in charge from National song — from the "Sound of Music."
fraternities on the Toronto campus, not Council." Keep these words in mind and I am
just AOII. sure you will be AOIls of whom we will
I seem to remember such unimpor- be very proud.
The second thing I did was to write to tant things - like the day I walked in for
our sister Alice Grant, in Ottawa. I said, Monday supper party - watching two or Climb every mountain, search high
"Alice, when you reply please tell me three trying to make white sauce in a and low
everything you can remember about huge old aluminum preserving kettle
our early activities in AOII. Do you for about 18 people. It was rather a sad Follow every byway - every path you
remember the terrific night we had at story. We did have some sisters among know
us in Home Economics. Apparently
MINNEAPOLIS they hadn't got to that lesson yet. Climb every mountain - ford every
Minneapolis Alumnae Chapter's We had lots of problems but so
meetings have attracted splendid many fun times, too. I believe we had so Follow every by-way, till you find your
attendance because of excellent much love and respect for one another dream.
program-planning: Sept. 9, a salad and a lot of courage and stamina. In
supper with an exchange of Tau or one week of rushing we first had a A dream that will need, the very best
other chapter memories and pictures; formal tea at the fraternity apartment you can give
Oct. 21, Tau pledge reception; with candle light and roses — a Chinese
Founders' Day brunch, with Dr. Ronald party (in costume), a cabaret party with Every day of your life, for as long as you
Messner, professor of rheumatology, our girls in tuxedos and lastly a pirate
University of Minnesota, speaker; Jan. live.
20, seated dinner prepared by com- Last fail Beta Tau chapter was Climb every mountain, ford every
mittee, speaker, Camilla Colantonio, honored with a reception given
Beta Phi, Continuing Education for by the honorable Lieutenant stream,
Women, CM; and March 31, AOII Arts Governor General of Canada, Follow every rainbow, till you find your
and Crafts Show, featuring AOII talents. Pauline McGibbon, right, in
commemoration of its 50th dream.
April 21, a seated dinner is planned year. Among guests at the
with Tau Mary Murphy, model, and reception was Joan MacCallum,
Pauline Altermatt, Tau, Dayton's left, international president of
Special Events director. Modeling and AOII.
Fashions for Spring, 1981. On May 16,
Spring Brunch and fundraiser, with the
Minnesota Chapter of the Arthritis
Foundation, "Chapter Two" at the Old
Log is planned, explained Wilma Smith
was a member of the Bloomington H^jppffp'''
Alumnae Chapter, pledge adviser for
Beta Phi chapter and Regional •
Director for Region (V.
Mary Rawlins Reese
Joan married this summer and
became the proud stepmother of a 12- College. Since graduation she has
year-old daughter, Cari. Don and Joan served AOII as chapter advisor at dif-
moved to North Carolina in August ferent times for both Lambda Chi and
where she is employed as a teacher of Gamma Sigma, regional director and a
emotionally-handicapped students in member of the International Nomina-
kindergarten through third grade. tions Committee. She is a member of
Atlanta Tri-County Alumnae Chapter.
Joan Shepherd "I am happy to be located in the
more temperate climates of Region III The RFO is employed by Georgia
Regional Director for Region III is and have had the pleasure of meeting Federal Savings as Branch Manager/
Joan P. Shepherd. A 1976 graduate the other RDs and Regional Officers of Assistant Vice President in charge of
from Slippery Rock (Pa.) State College, III at a recent training session in Atlanta." the Roswell (Ga.) office. She enjoys
she pledged Sigma Rho chapter. she explained. "Being a regional tennis, sailing, running and other
transplant is not a hard thing because sports.
During her college years Joan the people are so friendly and accept-
served as treasurer, panhellenic secre- ing. I am looking forward to meeting as Officer Posts
tary and president of the chapter. In many people and experiences as I can
1976-77 she was a traveling consultant in Region HI.
"RDing is a great way to do just that!"
She settled in Bloomington, Ind.,
where she used her degree in special The new Regional Finance Officer
education to teach a class of disabled (RFO) for Region III is Mary Rawlings
high school students. While there she Reese.
Mary Rawlings is a Tau Delta
graduate from Birmingham Southern
Alumnae Picked for Regional
Becky Montgomery, former editor part. I picked AOII because its At the present time she lives with her
of To Dragma. is the new regional members were campus leaders," she parents and plans to be married in
director for Region III. Becky is a 1978 added. Becky served as pledge class June. She and her future husband plan
graduate from Ohio Northern Univer- president and assistant pledge trainer. to live in Indianapolis.
After graduation she worked on her "I have really missed being an active
"I pledged as a junior," Becky said. "I hometown newspaper and thanks to part of AOII during the year since
was working my way through school her former chapter adviser, she learned graduation," she reported. "I knowthat
and as a freshman - who knew nothing about the position at Central Office this position as regional director will
about sororities - thought they were a which included editing To Dragma. give me the opportunity to become
costly endeavor. She held the position for two years, reinvolved and to establish new
resigning last summer. relationships with collegians and
"By my junior year. I had many alumnae . . . and that's so exciting!"
Greek friends and saw sorority life as Anne Buechlein, a 1980 graduate of
something of which I would like to be a the University of Evansville, is the Anne Buechlein
Regional Director for Region IV.
Anne majored in special education
and now teaches emotionally-dis-
She pledged Chi Lambda chapter at
the CJ of E in September 1976. She
served as recording secretary, pledge
trainer and president of the chapter. In
1978 Anne was picked as Diamond
Jubilee Foundation Scholarship
Winner and served on the Regional
Nominations Committee in 1980. She
received the chapter's Outstanding
Senior Award in April 1980.
AO IIs Travel
Trio Reports On Fall Visit To Poland
By Katherine Davis Carter cheap (one reason for the strikes), but gifts — real bargains, typical of Poland.
Theta 25 clothes, food, and living quarters are Like Russia, Poland has dollar stores in
very expensive and hard to come by. the big hotels, where we could use U.S.
Every day the news changes in Our city driver told us he had to wait money to buy baskets, ceramics,
Poland. By the time this is in print the two years to lease a two-bedroom apart- crystal, rugs, and small hand-woven
Russians may have invaded. We hope ment for his wife and two children. wall tapestries. Poland was a shoppers'
and pray not, for the Poles are valiant, Heavily populated, Warsaw stages a paradise.
patriotic people. We went to Poland at daily rush-hour madhouse. We saw a
just the right time — in September after very bad accident at a busy square Some of us went to St. Mary's, the
the August strikes in Gdansk had been about five o'clock one evening. Church of the Trumpeter, and heard
settled and before the trouble rose the story of the Broken Note — how the
again in Czestochowa. From Warsaw we traveled by bus to young watchman in the tower who
Czestochowa, the site of the Jasna vowed to stay at his post during a Tartar
Our tour host was IIOA Charles Gora Monastery, built in 1382, which attack in 1241 was playing the Heynal
MacCarthy. husband of Ann Maher contains the world famous painting of hymn to warn the Krakow citizens,
MacCarthy, Delta. We flew in to Warsaw the Black Madonna. when a Tartar arrow interrupted his last
after a week in Munich and Oberam- note. To this day Krakow trumpeters in
mergau, where we saw the magnificent The Polish countryside suffered by St. Mary's steeple sounding the hour
Passion Play. comparison with the lush Bavarian finish the Heynal on the broken note.
landscape around Munich. The farms He can be seen in a window of the
Warsaw, the capital of Poland since on the way to Czestochowa were small, higher tower of the two over the church
1596, was almost completely destroyed unproductive, the soil rocky and poorly entrance.
by the Nazis in World War II, however cultivated by old, crippled peasants,
the Old Town has been faithfully recon- and we understood why there was a We enjoyed our stay in historic
structed. Art students display their food shortage. There are prosperous Poland very much and could have
wares in the big Market Square, the farmers, but we didn't see their fields. elaborated on our fascinating exper-
center of the Old Town, and I bought a iences, but space does not permit
beautiful water color of a Polish palace. Krakow was the most picturesque of
the three cities we visited. There was an To The Editor
I had my hair cut and styled at the arts and crafts festival in the central
best hotel beauty shop in Warsaw for square, and we picked up many (continued from page 2)
the magnificent sum of $5.40 plus tip. I handmade articles to take home as
came out a new woman. Labor was Editor,
I It was so nifty to see an article about
Mrs. E. (Billy Evans, Page 19) in the
AOIIs from the left, Ann Maher MacCarthy, Delta; Katherine Davis Carter, Theta, and Dr. Winifred Winter To Dragma. She was with us at
Chase Schultz, Delta, spend a fall vacation visiting sights in Poland. Beta Rho for three wonderful years,
and we grew to love her dearly. Alpha
Gamma is lucky to have her now, and
we are happy to know that they love
and respect her as much as we do.
Mrs. E. did fantastic things for us at
BR. She taught us how to be good
hostesses, how to rush, and how to be
family. She worried about us and gave
us advice. Mrs. E. is as responsible as
anyone for the wonderful change that
has taken place in AOII at Missoula.
As a final note, I'd like you to pass
along a message to Mrs. E. You were
right, 1980 was the year of AOII. But
1981 is going the same way. I have a
feeling you meant the decade all along.
Thanks, Mrs. E. We love you.
May there be a rose in
Vice President, Beta Rho
University of Montana
Arthritis Research Support Continues
Can a way be found to interrupt the "Arthritic processes cause destruc- "We hope to generate useful tactics
cellular signals which "turn on" human tion of bone, cartilage and ligaments for either interrupting the signal or
connective tissue cells causing arthritic and, some times, the overgrowth of preventing the target cells from re-
destruction of bone, cartilage and inappropriate tissues in the joints. sponding to these signals when the
ligaments, and the overgrowth of inap- Since the ultimate condition of the result is a biologically unfavorable
propriate tissue in the joints? Can the involved tissues is the sum of anabolic one," he continued. Conceivable
target body cells be prevented from (synthetic) and catabolic (degradative) approaches along this line might
responding to the cellular signals when processes, that is, the overall include the development of
the result would be a biologically unfav- metabolism of the tissue, it seems competitive peptide inhibitors or even
orable one? useful to elucidate the factors control- antibodies reactive with the active
ling the metabolism of these tissues." mediators.
Perhaps answers to these questions
may develop from future University of Castor told the group his laboratory A third goal, toward which Castor
Michigan student-related research by has been instrumental in defining a and his team have already made some
qualified undergraduates and qualified group of what have been called encouraging progress, is the develop-
medical students supported by the autacoid mediators which are in a ment of clinically useful assays for
Alpha Omicron P5 Arthritis Research sense "cellular signals" used by local the measurement of these mediators
Fund. The recently established fund connective tissue cells in cell to cell in human disease states.
from a $15,000 grant by the Alpha communication.
Omicron R Philanthropic Foundation Grants totaling $195,000 have been
to UM professor of internal medicine Since 1967 given by Alpha Omicron R since adop-
Dr. C. William Castor, a member of Alpha tion in 1967 of Arthritis Research as the
Rackham Arthritis Research Unit, Philanthropic project to be supported
reported Jane Stitt. Omicron by all the AOII collegiate and alumnae
Pi has chapters in the US and Canada. The
Members of the UM AOII collegiate $15,000 grant by AOII Philanthropic
chapter and Ann Arbor, Dearborn, raised more Foundation was one of few to be given
Detroit North Suburban, and Macomb than directly to a university for arthritis
County alumnae chapters attending research. Mary Hansuld Moore, AOll
the annual AOII Founders' Day $195,000 International Philanthropic chairman,
luncheon were given a summary of the for Arthritis recommended the most recent grant
general direction of Dr. Castor's be given to further the outstanding
current research into mechanisms Research research taking place at the University
operative in the inflammatory and of Michigan and to honor the University
degenerative forms of arthritis and of Michigan chapter of Alpha Omicron
related connective tissue diseases. R which was Chartered in 1921 and
which was reactivated in 1978 after an
"Our studies of basic mechanisms inactive period of five years.
underlying inflammatory forms of
arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis) and Dr. Castor plans to gain the
degenerative arthritis (as osteoarthritis) maximum benefit from the $15,000
are aimed at an attempt to understand grant by setting up the fund to en-
the regulation of connective tissue courage UM undergraduates and
metabolism," the internist reported. medical students to enter the field of
"The musculoskeletal system, includ- arthritis research.
ing the joints involved in the various
arthritic processes, accounts for The major thrust of the work which ARTHRITIS WARNING SIGNS
approximately 70 percent of the body lies ahead will be in three general direc-
weight" tions. First, it is Castor's hope that his • Persistent pain and stiffness on
team can learn more about those arising
The economic impact of details of the mechanism by which the
arthritis is staggering. The signal mediators turn on the connective • Pain, tenderness or swelling in
financial burden for those who tissue cells. These experiments, done one or more joints
need medical care in terms of cost in cell culture using cell strains develop-
to themselves, their families, to ed from humans afflicted by arthritis, • Recurrence of these symptoms,
commerce and industry and to the hopefully will provide clues which will especially when they involve
national economy exceeds $13 allow scientists to pursue a second more than one joint
billion annually. major objective.
• Recurrent or persistent pain
and stiffness in the neck, lower
back and other joints.
Collegian Speaks Out
Leadership Skills Vital For Today's AOlls
'As outgoing president of experience various situations. Naturally, COMMITTEES
my collegiate chapter, I not all leadership background is
appreciate the need for acquired through personal encounters Committees were given birth at a
leadership information for but a majority of the communication time when one leader got smart and
anyone coming into this art will depend on the level of personal realized that he/she could not do it on
position for the first time. growth and maturity from which you'll his/her own and needed help from
During my term in office, I eventually have to operate. others. That leader probably found that
compiled information that by delegating work out to other
would have been a great Sara Swee, a senior in journalism/public rela- members of the group, the leader not
help to me as a new leader. tions, has served Lambda Beta chapter as its only found a variety of ideas but also an
president, pledge trainer, keeper of the Ritual, added boost on enthusiasm from
"My information couers a To Drag ma reporter, housemanager and pledge many of the previously uninvolved
class vice president She has received the Ruby members. Delegating work also allows
variety of responsibilities of "A" pin for Outstanding collegiate member. you the time to prepare for upcoming
meetings, events and to keep an
a leader: communication, LISTENING SKILLS ongoing line of communication with
Each of us develops skills according those in authority.
working with advisers, to our interests and likes. An obvious
characteristic of a leader is her ability to ADVISERS
campus involvement and listen and actively involve herself in
ascertaining those specific needs of Advisers are designed expressly for
other responsibilities a each chapter member. Your role as an use by chapter officers and should be
effective leader is to be an active consulted often to discuss the progress
leader may encounter. It is listener and participate indirectly with of your group. They can only help if
group decisions. they are fully informed of all matters
geared mainly to those Yes, as a leader and an officer of your concerning the chapter. Many times a
chapter, the responsibility is entirely situation will present itself and you as a
members on leaders' coun- yours as to the direction your chapter leader cannot objectively resolve it; that
will take but most all leaders will agree is the time when an adviser should be
cil but has a wealth of that groups, regardless of their nature, consulted. Keep in mind that your
will support that which they have advisers have probably gone through
information to those col- helped to create. It is then important to some of the same problems as you are
listen to those individuals and make now facing and they can and will
legians who may be debat- time for them and their ideas. You, support you as much as they can.
alone, cannot support and follow-
ing about running for through with each idea presented to REPORTS
the group but your back-up will come
office." from those you might least expect it to An area of leadership which is often
come from. Another characteristic of overlooked, but extremely important is
By Sara J . Swee an effective leader is the ability to keeping tabs on all incoming and out-
Lambda Beta delegate responsibility to others. going correspondence. Officer reports
must be accurate before going to
President - the office we all have Central Office and should be reviewed
thought of running for and now your by you before being mailed. Submitting
peers have chosen you as most qualified any report late will disrupt the flow to
for the job. Your scope of responsibility Central Office and will delay any feed-
has widened to the International level back you may have requested.
and not just your individual chapter. However, reports are not your only
Your chapter will look to you for the concern. Why not send a memo to all
answers and you in turn must set the regional officers and chapters announc-
example for the rest to follow. Sound ing the new pledge class of 1981 ? They
like fun? Well, it can be if you've taken would appreciate being included in the
the time to identify all the specific success of your past rush. "Thank
responsibilities and characteristics of a yous" must be sent when appropriate
leader. and should be taken care of by the
Every officer of every chapter will
agree that the most important aspect (Sara's article continues on page 30)
of that office, and especially that of the
office of the President, is the need to
establish and maintain some form of
communication with your officers,
your advisers, and certainly your
Communication is the main skill
which will help a president lead her
chapter to a successful school term.
Your ability as a leader will most
certainly develop as you continue to
C h a p t e r of the Q u a r t e r Qualities Are Recognized
Delta Delta's On a campus with 16 NPC sororities, As individuals. Delta Delta members
AOIl s Delta Delta membership of 150 are most active at Auburn as every
By Suzanne Colgan, Alpha Gamma is one of the largest. Each sorority has a member is involved in at least three
Chapter Services Coordinator designated floor in a residence hall as activities. AOII is particularly well repre-
well as a chapter room with kitchen sented in the Student Government
"A distinction of Delta Delta is facilities to call its own. Association with ten members
the amount of respect which involved including Karen Kroft, admin-
each member has for herself, her An important factor in the success of istrative vice president; Beth Yost,
sisters, her university and AOII. Delta Delta chapter is the infectious treasurer; and past Delta Delta rush
school spirit and sense of pride and chairman, Lindsey Jackins, senator,
Attitudes are positive and loyalty the students hold for their alma who also served as President pro
facilitate growth and continuity. mater. That pride and loyally is further tempore. Our sisters are also dormitory
Delta Delta makes AOII proud to embodied in the manner in which AOII officers, cheerleaders and majorettes:
claim her . . . there are endless is represented to the Auburn campus. Lisa Land, Laura Taylor; Lee Edwards,
fine qualities evident within this As a chapter Delta Delta actively Debbie Barton; Sheree Nelson, Carol
chapter." supports the university through partici- Matthews, respectively.
pation in campus events, hot only do
The endless fine qualities are what members participate in campus Delta Delta sisters are members of
make Delta Delta our "Chapter of the events, but they sponsor them as well. Mortar Board and Angel Flight and
Quarter." Installed in 1946 at Auburn recognized in Who's Who in American
University, Auburn AL, Delta Delta's 35 A shining example is evidenced Universities and Colleges: Karen Kroft,
year history has been marked by through the success they enjoyed with Lindsey Jackins; Genie Phillips, Sheri
honors and achievement. Delta Delta their philanthropic project. Together Schumacher, Kyllee Grimes, Phyllis
was honored with the first ever "Philos" with our Lambda Sigma chapter at the Turner; Lee Edwards, Karen Kroft,
award in 1971, and, in 1973 received University of Georgia, Delta Delta respectively. The wide range of recog-
the "AOII Salute to Excellence" award sponsored a campus wide dance in nition extends from athletics, with
for 25 years of continual performance conjunction with the Auburn-Georgia members on the Track and Gymnas-
(an award given once at AOII's 75th football game this fall which netted a tics Teams: Kristen Glasgon, Donna
Anniversary Convention). sizable contribution for arthritis
research. (continued on page 31)
Since that time the chapter has re-
ceived recognition as a "Distinguished
Service" Chapter and they continue to
exemplify that winning spirit
Delta Delta celebrates Initiation Week with a skating party for members and soon-to-be new initiates.
Chapters Describe Past, Present & Future~ 1
PHI SIGMA During rush, the theme was "Alice in
Wonderland" (Actually "Alice in
The Phi Sigmas at Kearney State
College had the opportunity in sharing Alphaland") and we pledged 34. Now
AOII sisterhood with the re-establish-
ment of the Boulder, CO chapter. It we're up to 100 girls and growing!,
was hard work that paid off and turned
out to be very exciting for all of those Vicki added. •=3
who participated. The members were
able to meet some international At the OSC vs. Arizona Home-
officers and Lincoln, Nebraska, AOIls,
see the Boulder house and campus, coming game, AOII helped the Trojans
and to talk with many enthusiastic and
interested girls. celebrate their 100th birthday by
In August eight great plains natives winning "Best Overall Float" for the
went to the mountains of Colorado and
Boulder. Most of the time was spent Homecoming parade.
learning facts about the campus, new
songs and skits. Nu Lambda is proud of its members,
many of which are in Phi Beta Kappa,
Again in September four Kearney Mortar Board (a senior honor society),
girls returned to complete the re- Alpha Kappa Psi (a business fraternity),
establishment. Blackstonians (pre-law fraternity),
Helenes (the official hostesses ofUSC),
OMEGA XI the Trojan Marching Band - "The Spirit
Morehead State University of Troy" and the Daily Trojan (student
Recruit — Recruit — Recruit — that
is what the AOIls at Morehead have Nissa Nack Some Nu Lambda actives also have
done since returning in January. Panhellenic President taken advantage of study abroad pro-
Because of a deferred rush system the grams in Finland, Madrid, Washington,
AOIls are busy recruiting a large Spring Nissa has held the offices of Chapter D.C. and Europe.
Pledge class. Filled with a new spirit Relations and Jr. Panhellenic Repre-
and closeness the Alphas are putting it sentative for Phi Omicron. IOTA
all together this semester. University of Illinois
She became interested in the
Not all the credit is due to the sisters Panhellenic Council during her junior lota chapter is overflowing with
of Omega Xi, we owe a big thanks to years as a representative for the house. energy as we anticipate good things for
our SCA Liz Hafner and to our fellow The role of the council is to regulate AOII on the University of Illinois cam-
sisters at Western Kentucky, added Pat rush activities as well as sponsor all pus in 1981. Under the guidance of
Keller. "Because of you we are excited campus activities such as Greek Week Kim Coogan, the chapter began the
and inspired." and Greek Review. Last March, Nissa year by holding Informal Rush during
was elected to the position by the last two weeks in January. First
For the rest of the semester, Omega members of the new and old Council. stage had members dressed to hit the
Xi plans to raise money and prepare for slopes in a Winter Wonderland theme
the Spring Formal April 11. Nissa's role of president consists of while an International setting prevailed
presiding over the Panhellenic Council, during second stage. The result? a
As the semester ends it will have the being a liaison between the girls con- bright, promising, enthusiastic pledge
annual Senior picnic in honor of the cerned with rush and the administra- class.
graduates of 1981. tion and to run organized meetings.
She enjoys her position as president lota is especially proud of our up-
PHI OMICRON and Phi Omicron is proud of the job coming, ingenious efforts designed to
Hanover she is doing, added reporter Sandy raise money for AOII National Head-
Capps. quarters, Linda Kleczewski reported.
Nissa Nack, Phi Omicron, is pres- Chairperson Cathy Fletcher has
ident of Panhellenic Council of NU LAMBDA organized a fundraiser in which lotas
Hanover (Ind.) College! Nissa is a sen- GSC make needlepoint designs of each
ior geology major, going for her third sorority's flower. These will be sold to
consecutive 4.0 term. She is planning Ever wondered what happened to the girls on campus, and money
to continue her education in graduate the Nu Lambda chapter of AOII at collected will go towards their goal of
school in the northwest or Canada. CISC? We've been quietly re- $2,000.
establishing ourselves back on
campus. But since 1976, we've been The winter months were by no
getting stronger and stronger. Here are means bleak here at lota. Meg Donatelli
just a few things that we've been doing, and Kathy Romano worked diligently
reported Vicki Freeman. with our formal pledges, and on Feb.
14, the chapter initiated its largest class
This year at Regionals, Nu Lambda ever.
won the highest pledge and active GPA
THETA OMEGA Nu Beta women had a chance to Last year 659 girls went through Rush.
Northern Arizona make 28 Finish students feel at home Only 545 girls participated this year, so
at Ole Miss when it hosted an ice cream each house had to do its best to make
Blisters on the feet, but smiles on social in their honor on Jan. 21. Denise quota, reported Annette Riley.
faces sums up the fall semester for Southerland, chairman of the project,
Theta Omega! Joining forces with the said the party gave the Finish students Phi had a disadvantage compared to
Northern Arizona University track a chance to get acquainted with a the 12 other sororities at KU because
team in a jog-a-thon to help resurface favorite pastime at UM — eating ice they don't yet have a house. But Phi
the university's outdoor track, and also cream from Baskin-Robbins! In Delta Theta fraternity graciously vol-
to give Theta Omega a head start in addition to helping make the Finish unteered its house for the women to
raising more than $350 in pledges! students feel at home, the party also hold their parties and voting sessions.
offered Nu Beta members an
"We're well on our way to that $900 opportunity to make 28 new friends. The fun began on Jan. 4 with a
pledge for AOII's new International complete cleaning of the house. It took
Headquarters, emphasized Kathie Ice cream sundaes and lemonade the woman power of all 82 members of
Maffeo. were the main attractions at an open Phi to make the house look and smell
rush party hosted by Nu Beta on Feb. 2. 'rosey' clean. The dorm where most of
Smiling all the way, Theta Omega Fifteen rushees were introduced to the the girls live was closed for a couple
ended the semester in grand style with world of AOII while enjoying a fun-filled days so the fraternity was home.
a beautifully romantic Christmas evening, reported Nancy Finerty. (Incidently, school did not begin until
Formal and with a catered prime rib Jan. 15, so there were only about two
dinner at a nearby country club. The party proved to be a success as guys in the house, who kept out of the
four girls accepted bids two days later. way, Annette added.)
"We kept smiling all through the Cindy Jackson, one of the new
semester's events including, our pledges, commented, "I enjoyed the Open house parties lasted for the
Thanksgiving Dinner, A Christmas party because it made you feel at first three days. Thirty skits were per-
Party for local handicapped children, home." formed to the theme of "AOII Mono-
pumpkin-carving contests and our poly." The parties were casual and
always enjoyable Mom and Dad's Day PHI centered on small talk. The theme of
Banquet!," Kathie added. University of Kansas 1st Invitationals was "Broadway" and a
stage was set up with a mirrored wall
To add just one more smile, Theta The tune to the fight song of the for a backdrop. A Cabaret show was
Omega packed the University theater Kansas Jayhawks was picked for a performed, followed by refreshments.
for two showings of "The Amityville featured Rush song by the members of A softly lighted coffee house was the
Horror," just before Halloween! They Phi chapter at the University of Kansas. scene for 2nd Invitationals. AOII was
netted some $250 for Arthritis! the topic of conversation, and the
Spring Rush '81 was held in
NO BETA Lawrence during the week of Jan. 6-13.
University of Mississippi
Members of Alpha Gamma chapter at Washington State University took the lead in Greek support for
This past semester, a Nu Beta the community's United Way campaign. Chapter President Karen Brown, left, reported the group
philanthropic tradition continued when contributed $ 100 to the Pullman United Way Drive. Alpha Gamma and other sororities and fraternities
the AOIls sponsored the second on the WSU campus will be contributing all proceeds from Spring Greek Week activities to Kelly
annual Welcome Back Rebels Pancake Brown, PUW board vice president, right.
Breakfast on Jan. 17. From 7 a.m.-12
p.m., 110 girls were "Flippin for
Arthritis" in the Fanfare room of Meek
According to Lanelle Leggett, this
year's philanthropic chairman, be-
tween 400-500 people turned out to
enjoy a delicious breakfast of pan-
cakes, sausage, orange juice and milk.
The event grossed about $2,000 for
The first day after Christmas
holidays traditionally has been a pop-
ular night for candlelights. Each girl
with a new drop, pin or engagement
ring wants to be the first to surprise her
sisters with her new possession. This
year, however, there were six girls
competing for that honor. The entire
chapter watched in amazement as six
candles were passed around the circle
a total of 12 times, announcing three
drops and three engagements.
rushers' task was to sell the sorority to The thunderbird was, supposedly, of r«
the rushees. such an enormous size it could carry a
lake on its back. When it was angry, it Nu Iota started its all-city philanthropic project
Preference Might was the most would fly so fast that the lake would with a parade through the NIG campus.
emotional and unforgettable night. overflow and come down as rain. The
The magic of the Friendship Circle and beating of its great wings produced Other AOII spotlights include Nancy
the love between sisters was reflected thunder and the blinking of its eyes was Colaric who is completing a year as
to the rushees. the lightning. panhellenic president (the second AOII
in a row to hold this office). Jody
Phi chapter proved that even without The bottom figure on the totem pole Kruger is president of NIU Hillel and
a building of its own, a great group can is a grizzly bear which symbolizes great Anne Mahon is the student represent-
have a successful rush. They pledged strength and endurance. The legend ative to a National Family Relations
27 who are as excited about building a says the copper in the bear's claws Committee.
new house next year as were the shows that the tribe was wealthy.
original colony members and the ZETA
Pledge Class of 1980. The pole still remains a landmark in University of Nebraska-Lincoln
our student center, reported Angela
Broderick Award Brown. Are you a "gunner" when it comes to
Given Swimmer activities? If so, Zeta chapter at the
NU IOTA University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an
In January the American Intercol- Northern Illinois award for you!
legiate Athletics for Women (AIAW)
honored its 13 Broderick Award The Nu Iota chapter at Northern The officers of Zeta chapter are
Winners for 1980. Among those Illinois has been recognized by its starting several new traditions to
outstanding women athletes was university president, the City of Dekalb increase the involvement and spirit of
AOH's Ruth Pickett, a charter member and other municipal officials for "an the chapter's members.
of the September 1978 reactivated outstanding example of philanthropy
Omicron Pi chapter at the University of to all students and the town of Dekalb." The "Gunner Award" is awarded
Michigan. every semester to the girl who joins the
The chapter's successful venture most community and on-campus
The 1980 award is Ruth's second was highlighted last Oct. 22 when the
such award honoring her as the community's mayor declared the day
country's outstanding synchronized "Dekalb for Arthritis Day."
swimmer for two consecutive years.
The day began with a parade
Ruth competed in three of the through the N1U campus, complete
allowed four events for the Wolverines, with local bands and celebrity Miss
paced the team to an overall rating of Illinois 1980. That evening the chapter
third while finishing second in solo sponsored NlU's First Annual Family
competition for the second straight Feud for Arthritis, explained Cathi
Some 23 teams competed in the
contest, including residence halls,
sororities, fraternities and even a city
SIGMA OMICRON ^7
Part of the Family Fued for Arthritis contest were Cathi Mahon, event coordinator, Blythe Sawyer, Miss
Even after 21 years a totem pole Illinois 1980, center, and Colleen Puscas, Miss Illinois 1973.
purchased for Arkansas State Uni-
versity by Sigma Omicron remains a
popular landmark on the southern
According to chapter records the
eight-foot landmark, which is hand-
carved and hand-painted, was
purchased from a shop in British
Columbia for the sorority's 10th
A legend also accompanied the
pole. According to legend, a
thunderbird, a mythical bird to the
Indians, is carved on the top of the pole
because the Indians believed it
protected them from enemies and
guided them on hunting trips.
activities, and is an inspiration for all Hotel. Nu Omicrons ended the Laurie, a junior from Valparaiso, IN,
pledge and active members. semester with the holiday spirit at the pledged AOll in the Fall of 1979 and
annual Holiday Party. Our house- since that time has, in true AOll spirit,
Another new tradition to promote mother, Mrs. Lillie Pierce Stone, was a been actively involved in sorority and
good feelings and spirit among perfect Santa Claus in a red suit and campus activities. In addition to her
members at Zeta is the "Silent Rose." white beard! Panhellenic office, she is a member of
The "Silent Rose" is a silk rose in a the Hospitality Corps, serves on the
vase, and is passed secretly from one Spring semester proved to be a busy Publicity Committee for the Tirey
girl to another with hopes that it will one with all the actives working hard Memorial Union Board and on the
eventually be passed to every member. during rush, reported Missy Mclntyre. Greek Affairs Committee, and is the
Highlights of rush included a first recently elected 2nd Vice-President of
When a girl receives the "Silent round AOll "Monopoly" skit and a Kappa Alpha, reported Nancy Gerdink.
Rose," she keeps it for a few days and second round slide show. Jane Suker's
then puts it in another girl's room hard work on the Monopoly skit paid off Laurie's ascent to Panhellenic presi-
whom she feels is deserving of as the rushees delighted to Alphas dent, the second highest office to be
something special; someone who has taking the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" held by a student at Indiana State,
been a hard-worker or a special friend. and singing "On Broadway." Our rush began as a pledge when she was
captain and assistant rush captain, chosen to serve as the Junior Panhel-
Both of these ideas have been Marti Winfrey and Hayden Dyer, were lenic delegate. Last year she was 2nd
successful for Zeta, explained Michelle grinning from ear to ear, as were all the Vice-President.
Loseke and Michelle Pape. They actives, as 31 new pledges ran to the
encourage other chapter officers to be house on Bid Day! Laurie said she hopes to improve the
creative and increase the unity and current rush system through increased
involvement of their chapters with The chapter and new pledges have publicity, the possible revision of some
some new traditions! plenty to look forward to in the coming rush rules, and the start of a rush work-
months, especially Spring Formal, shop program in the dormitories. She
BETA EPSILON which should be a big success at the also has proposed new governing
Bemidji State University Hyatt Regency Hotel. Our spaghetti policies to benefit the various sororities
dinner t o raise money for arthritis, on campus and has created an award
Fall and Winter are productive times swaps, candlelights during the next few to be giventothe sorority most actively
of the year for Beta Epsilon chapter at months will most definitely be an and efficiently involved in Panhellenic.
Bemidji State University. Besides exciting time for Nu Omicron!
doubling our membership, we were PHI DELTA
involved in a fundraiser for the Public N University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Broadcasting Station in Northern
Minnesota which meant answering •••••••••••I December and January proved to be
phones and even being seen on tele- busy months for the sisters of Phi Delta
vision! Also, we sold candy as a project Laurie Allen in Milwaukee.
for our chapter, added Reporter Kathy ISG Panhellenic President
Freeman. The fall pledge class of 1980
KAPPA ALPHA sponsored the traditional fall dance
In addition, Beta Epsilon currently is Indiana State University Dec. 7. There pledges presented their
planning a Rock-a-thon to raise money project, a red tablecloth, to the chapter.
for the Arthritis Foundation. "We are One who has brought special recog- Paddles and hugs were exchanged
also making plans for our ten year nition to the Kappa Alpha at Indiana between individual pledges and their
anniversary in May," she said. State University is Laurie Allen, the big sisters.
second AOll from the chapter to ever
NU OMICRON be elected Panhellenic President. During Founders' Day collegians
Vanderbilt and alumnae had an opportunity to
meet and get to know each other a little
Nu Omicron ended Fall semester better.
with a bang, thanks to TC Troylyn
Johnson's visit. With Troy's advice and "It's always fun when Phi Deltas get
helpful evaluations, our chapter has together with alumnae from the
emerged with an even stronger Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter," added
commitment to AOll's goals and the chapter's reporter.
After a week of final exams, the
Chapter spirit and unity was quite chapter relaxed during the Christmas
evident during the first week in holidays but everyone was ready for
December as we initiated our great fall work again Jan. 7 when members
pledges. The Initiation Banquet, held in gathered to begin to prepare for spring
conjunction with Founders' Day rush. TC June Perkins arrived in time to
celebrations, was a tremendous offer inspiration and enthusiasm to the
success, as both Nu Omicron actives Wisconsin chapter.
and alumnae from all over enjoyed the
festivities at Nashville's Hyatt Regency
Member Finds AOII Spirit On A New Campus
Dear Sue, decided my best choice would be to AOII chapter. At lota Sigma at Iowa
leave Ole Miss and go somewhere else. State I have found all three.
Enclosed is an article I have written I had a difficult decision before me:
concerning my recent transfer to the should I go ahead and be initiated and I can not express to you enough how
lota Sigma chapter. I would appreciate take the chances that my new school wonderful my sisters are. I only met a
it if you would read it and possibly would have a chapter or should I few girls when I came up to visit, but all
consider it for use in an issue of To depledge and go through rush again? were interested in me and my chapter
Dragma . . . as well as being enthusiastic about
Sally Bradshaw combines the spirit of Nu Beta their own. Their thoughtfulness in
EDITOR'S MOTE: It truly is an article and lota Sigma into quite an AOII. making me feel comfortable as well as
from the heart. We hope it might be a a friend I brought along sold me. They
help or inspiration to other AOIls in a Somehow it never occurred to me to were super!!!
similar situation. Sally has lived in choose the latter. I believed in the
Springfield, 111., since the second grade. principles of Alpha Omicron Pi that I I arrived on the first day of work week
She has three older brothers. Sally's had learned in fraternity education. I last fall. Right away, these women knew
parents attend Millikin University, respected the founders and their lofty my name, put me on committes, and
Decatur, 111. Presently she is majoring in goals and high ideals. Depledging and really reached out in friendship and
business and economics. facing the possibility of pledging a sisterhood. Though I still wasn't sure
different house was simply incon- about all of my decisions I was positive
By Sally Bradshaw, ceivable. How could I want anything of my choice of lota Sigma.
Iota Sigma else when I already had the best?
Now I look back on those first few
I am writing to let you in on what I feel Initiation for me was a time I will weeks of nervousness and fears and I
is a very exciting period in my life, as never forget. There was laughter and smile. One particular incident that I
well as in that of Alpha Omicron Pi. In tears for me that night for I knew I had hold dear happened right before rush.
the Fall of 1979, my parents packed to leave my sisters. You see, I had The girl I had been sharing a room with
me off to the University of Mississippi decided that my wisest choice was to sensed my homesickness and
for my first year of college. I think I went leave at semester and use the next few suggested that 1 get away just to think. I
through what every new student does, months to visit other campuses and thought an ideal spot would be to sit in
but my fears seemed augmented for I pick up classes at home. Before I had one of our phone booths downstairs
had traveled from Illinois and I felt felt close to these women; now I was a because the doors close and there is a
totally alone. 1 went through formal part of them. Through it all I received lot of privacy. Little did I know that they
rush and pledged the Nu Beta chapter support from my sisters regarding my had just been painted. Not only did I
of Alpha Omicron Pi. Though I was decision to leave. They understood that almost asphyxiate on the paint fumes
never totally satisfied with the academic I was leaving school and not AOII. but I also got bright yellow paint all over
or geographical aspect of school, I truly When choosing my new college I had myself!
loved the chapter and my sisters. Their several criteria. I wanted an academ-
support helped my transition be a little ically diverse school. I wanted to I glow inside for these girls proved to
less difficult. remain in the midwest and I wanted an me, and still prove to me everyday, that
AOII is the best. As of now I have been
Yet my continued discontent with elected to the positions of Leaders'
my location caused me to encounter a Council sophomore representative
problem in which the decision would and assistant Rush Chairman, reports
greatly affect the future of my college due committes and I am on a
life as well as my life with Alpha committee to revise our By-Laws.
Omicron Pi. After many hours of These women trust me enough for
thought and tearful conversations with positons which affect the house and
my parents, friends and sisters, I stability of the chapter in definite ways.
"How could I What I am trying to say is that for
want anything anyone who has fears of going new
places and being accepted once
else when I affiliating; have faith in yourself and
already had your sisters. I share so much with these
the best..." women yet I will stay in touch with Nu
Beta. There are many times I miss my
Southern sisters and I think of them
often. However, lota Sigma is home to
me now and I thought you'd be as
proud as I to know this fantastic group
of women. They're your sisters, too,
and believe me, they're the tops!!!
Chapter Leader Shares Ideas On Leadership
(continued from page 23) method of resolution. Your decisions Recognize that person for contributing
will be the first to be criticized and your her ideas and she'll most likely submit
LC office the first overlooked but the one more of them and in turn create the
fact that you must accept is that you enthusiasm needed for those decisions.
In many chapters, members will cannot please everyone all at the same
pattern themselves after their leaders' time. However, if you continue to meet Skill comes from experience and
council. They look to you for poise, with chapter members and discuss you can't expect success at your first
interest and appearance. We know their goals with them, your ability and chapter meeting as the new leader. But
that there are leaders and followers and knowledge as a leader will increase. your group will certainly see if you have
leader's council must set the example You may then take that information taken some of the steps to produce an
for the rest of the members to adhere and constructively use it, and pattern effective first-time leader.
to. The way in which you conduct and some decision making process from it.
carry yourself is not only important
within your own chapter but will reflect Scholastic Achievement Recorded
upon the chapter when it becomes
necessary for you to act as the official A number of AOII chapters deserve a special recognition for academic per-
representative on campus. formance during last year's terms.
INVOLVEMENT According to Neen Neale, International Scholarship Chairman, the Academic
Achievement Accolades for the last year belong to the following chapters:
Campus involvement is just part of the
streamline process of running an Chapters with Outstanding Outstanding Academic Performance
effective chapter, and public visability Academic Performance Spring '80 Term
and publicity will add to the success of (GPA 3.0 and higher)
any chapter. Encourage your FALL '79 Term Alpha Sigma
members to run for a campus office or Alpha Gamma Beta Chi **
help to sponsor some function being Alpha Sigma Beta Kappa
conducted through the college. The Kappa Omicron
more your chapter is known on Nu Lambda Beta Phi
campus the better your rapport with Nu Omicron Chi Lambda
the students which will add in the Omicron Pi Delta Gpsilon
progress and success of your Rush. Sigma Chi* Kappa Alpha
Theta Pi** Kappa Omicron
LEADERSHIP... Tau Delta Lambda Beta*
Zeta Nu Lambda
We've mentioned just some of the Omega Omicron
technical ways to become an effective *reported the highest pledge average: Omicron Pi
leader for the first time, but leadership 3.230
is not always a technical matter. Phi Delta
"reported the highest collegiate Phi Sigma
As we know, patience is a virtue and average: 3.437 Sigma Delta
many times we just don't feel like being Tau Delta
virtuous. Events will take place, Excellent Academic Performance Theta Pi
problems will occur and it may seem (GAP 2,9 or equivalent)
like there is not a positive solution. FALL '79 Term Zeta
Don't be in a hurry to resolve any
complication without consulting the Beta Phi *highest pledge average: 3.40
appropriate officer or adviser. Beta Tau "highest collegiate average: 3.37
Sometimes we need to tolerate a Excellent Academic Performance
circumstance before coming to a good lota Spring '80
/\ Omega Omicron Alpha Delta
Ideas for Phi
To Dragma? Phi (Jpsilon Chi Alpha
Share them Sigma Delta Iota
NOW! Iota Sigma
30 Omega Chi
Chapter Honored i•
(continued from page 24) J
Pederson, to Top 20 beauties in the m••••
Miss Homecoming. Miss Glomorette
and Miss Auburn pageants: to Ashley •
Crow, our AOll sister whose theatrical
talent was awarded a full scholarship
from Auburn-the first time such a
scholarship has ever been granted to a
Our AOll chapter at Auburn is
extremely well respected within Panhel-
lenic and the Greek community.
Members have earned this respect
through their many contributions and
support. Forty eight members are
fraternity little sisters while AOII Lucy
Coughlin is the Kappa Sigma Fraterni-
The strength of this chapter is not During Rush Week Delta Delta members entertain rushees with a Wizard of O z skit The cast includes
simply by virtue of its campus participa- Lynn Murray, Laura Powell, Paula Mason, Brenda Carlisle, Jenny Ivester and Laura Dunne.
tion and recognition. Delta Delta has
an internal strength in its desire to meet Auburn to Louisiana State University to more of 47 new sisters to carry on the
the needs of membership through assist in a special rush presentation. fine tradition of excellence.
excellent programming opportunities. They came with costumes, props and
The chapter's Leaders' Council meets all to devote their love and energy for The blend of pride, love and loyalty in
two nights before chapter meeting to AOII. A tropical storm didn't dampen our Delta Delta sisters is a credit to all;
prepare and discuss the agenda. They their spirits though it did destroy their to Auburn University, to Greek life, to
streamline chapter meetings by props. But by working together as they the community and to our Fraternity. A
presenting complete information and do so successfully, they were able to chapter representative recently wrote
recommendations for the chapter repair the damaged props in time for with sincerity, "We're proud of our-
decision-making. The minutes of each their own rush and pledge quota once selves and we want you to be proud of
LC meeting along with the agenda are us too."...We are!
posted for the entire chapter so each
member can be informed of pending INTERNATIONAL ALL-AOII COOKBOOK
issues. Additionally, chapter officers
report accurately and on time. Complied by Columbus Alumnae Chapter
A further source of strength and THE STAFF OF LIFE
great pride is in the rush program at
Delta Delta. Foremost is its continual $4.00 ea. plus 75C postage & handling • Check or
enjoyment of rush. The contagious money order • fund raising rates arranged
enthusiasm, organization, creativity
and belief in our AOII "product" attracts SEND ORDERS TO: NO AMOUNT ENCLOSED $
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tional. It is no wonder they are so suc- Columbus, OH 43220 City & State
Delta Delta truly has many "fine
qualities" but above all else, it must be
noted, that members have demonstra-
ted their love and commitment by
giving to the Fraternity eagerly when
they were called on to assist. This past
fall an entourage of nearly 50 Delta
Delta members took time out of
summer vacations to caravan from
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Kansas City in June.
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