in Minneapolis' City Center for a reunion at a reception and Rose Banquet on October 16. This is Homecoming weekend. Tradition is back on campus. The house decorations, the parade of floats, and the game with Indiana University will be Saturday's offering. Since the game's time is unpredictable, a reception at the LaRive Apartments at Riverplace on the Mississippi may follow or precede the game. On Sunday morning, brunch will be held at the chapter house and a tour of the campuses—East Bank, West Bank, and if you wish, the St. Paul campus will follow. Seventy-five years of Tau are being set down in a book to be sold by Tau Corporation for Tau's benefit. Let
the 75th committee know that you are coming: Pauline Altermatt and Wilma Smith Leland, co-chairmen; Catherine Burkhardt Larson, Georgia Gould, Joan Senum Moe, Joan Kees Wigginton, Mary Kinney Steinke, Marilyn Dixon Haugen, Lois Fornell Ries, Donna Jenia Schulberg, Betty-Ann March Kleinschmidt, Charlene Danheim, and Lois Golding.
I have really enjoyed reading the Reader Survey's that you have been sending in. For those of you that have not yet responded, Iencourage you to do so. I need your input. 1 hope that all of you will like the new format for the Collegiate Chapter commentaries and Alumnae Chapter News. This format was introduced as a way to be able to include all the wonderful news of your chapter in each issue while providing available space to develop feature stories that, according to your survey's, all of you read and enjoy. Please let me hear your comments on this change too.
This issue is our rush issue. I have in- cluded rush pictures from some of our top chapters. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas of what other chapters do. Ann Allison, International Rush Chairman, shares some words of wisdom on how your chapter can be tops in rush on page 5. Edith Anderson, International Historian, gives us a
historical insight into the beginnings of three New England chapters in her article on page 19. And Sue Lewis, Executive Director, CAE, is interviewed by Becky Montgomery Pena, Chapter Services Coordinator on her 10 years as Executive Director of AOFI on page 41. Enjoy! ^
Diamonds for Tau 75th Anniversary Planned
When a chapter at a university like Minnesota prospers to age 75, the event is a real celebration. Collegians and alumnae, husbands, children, and boy friends will meet at the Marriott Hotel
By Peg Crawford International President
Get ready. Here is a pop quiz. Choose the correct choice(s) for the completion of the following sentence:
Nashville is the
(a) Home of country music
(b) Home of AOLTs International
(c) Home of AOLTs International
(d) Allof the above
How many did you pick? Only two of
the answers are correct ("a" and "b"). But how many of our members might choose "d", because they assume that our International Officers also call Nashville their home?
My travels for the Fraternity tell me that many members seem to assume that since Nashville is the home of
AOn's Headquarters, and since I am an International Officer, certainly it stands to reason that Nashville is my home, too.
Don't get me wrong. I certainly am not offended when our members assumeIliveinNashville.ButIdothink it important to set the record straight.
Like all devoted AOFI workers, Inter- national Officers give countless hours, almost constant thought, and great amounts of energy to AOI1. But they are not expected to—and do not—give their entire lives to the Fraternity.
Indeed, avoiding such an expectation was one of the primary reasons AOIl's operations were consolidated and pro- fessionalized in 1975. As a result of those changes, volunteer involvement in Alpha Omicron Pi has been facilitated. The Fraternity has recognized the many demands placed on our members by careers, families, and other responsibili- ties. We have tried to structure AOII involvement so that it will be manage- able in light of the busy life that each AOn leads.
We constantly strive to insure that AOL! involvement will be a priority in the life of each member—not only because of the resulting benefit to the Fraternity, but especially because of the resulting benefit to each member.
While difficult for many collegians to understand, alumnae activities can be even more fun, exciting, and fulfilling than collegiate membership in AOII. As I like to tell collegians, you may be having fun now, but I can promise you, it only gets better.
The rich rewards of alumnae mem- bership increase in direct proportion to our involvement. Perhaps that is one of the chief reasons countless AOFI volunteers are so devoted to the Fraternity.
Like all the other dedicated volunteers in AOFI, the International Officers serve the Fraternity because we love it, we care about it, and we want to see it progress. Our compensation comes not in dollars, but in the form of excitement, satisfaction, challenge, and seeing our members and Fraternity reach important goals.
Membership in Alpha Omicron Pi really is for life. And continual involve- ment is each member's responsibility, privilege, and opportunity.
Needing, appreciating, and expecting the devoted efforts of our volunteers— wherever they are found—will never change.
But if my address ever should change from Oak Lawn, IL, you will be among the first to know.
Published since January, 1905 by
ALPHA OMICRON PI FRATERNITY, Inc.
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Founded at Barnard College, January 2, 1897
Jessie Wallace Hughan
Helen St. Clair Mullan Stella George Stern Perry Elizabeth Heywood Wyman
The Founders were members of Alpha Chapter at Barnard College of Columbia University and all are deceased.
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On the Cover
Sue Lewis, Executive Director, CAE, celebrated her 10th an- niversary in this position on June 1. See page 41 for an interview with Sue where she shares her views on AOIl's decade of growth and change.
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Three Magic Words . . . Start It Early! Rush Directory
The Three New England Chapters and
Alpha Omicron Pi
A0I1 Anniversary Celebrations, A Planning Guide A Conversation with Sue Lewis
Alumnae Chapter News Collegiate Chapter Commentary
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Three "Magic" Words Start It Early!
by Anne Allison, International Rush Chairman
Anne Allison, International Rush Chairman and friends.
Did you ever notice that sometimes when you had a problem you couldn't solve, if you walked away from it and came back later, a variety of solutions seemed to pop into your mind?
It's the miracle of the mind! It's the working of your subconscience! The mind goes to work creating solutions even when you don't have time to stay with the problem.
In all the successful rush programs I've seen, the excellence of a practically perfect rush can most often be traced back to three magic words ... STARTIT EARLY.
Probably the most vital secret of rush success I could share with you is the importance of year round rush planning. Those chapters that START IT EARLY seem to always have excellent rushes. They start thinking about the next rush soon after Formal Rush ends. They study both chapter and pledge
evaluations to see which areas of rush need improvement. They conduct rush workshops all during the year, and all the "busy work" is finished before they leave for home in the spring. If they need new skit ideas, they contact their Regional Rush Officers. They rarely ask for extensions for sending in their Rush Plans because their plans are usually complete by the due dates, and they are all ready practicing their skits.
They STARTITEARLY.These chap- ters are m asters of rush excellence. They turn rush into a magic, thrilling time for both themselves and their rush guests.
Some of our most fun loving chapters use the magic of Walt Disney and the Mickey Mouse theme to charm their rush guests. Others use panda bears, the "Wizard of Oz", clowns, funny witches, cow girls, harem girls, genies, chorus girls, cheerleaders, island
"natives", "Pinocchio", castles, roses, and always beautiful sisters ready to capture the hearts of their rushees.
Visit chapters from one end of AOLI land to the other, and you would find creative, enthusiastic, and committed members working their distinctive magic every day in order to share their special sisterhood with new rushees. They START IT EARLY!
START IT EARLY, my sisters, and you will be a part of our special A0I1 rush magic. You too will thrill your rushees with whimsical tales
"There seems to be a Legend that's told both far and near, of a garden known as Alpha, a little piece from here, and ... in the garden grows a rose for every heart who's true, so follow us and walk the path, we'll find that rose for you."
Kappa Alpha, Indiana State U. 6
Kappa Alpha, Indiana State U.
Omicron, U . of T ennessee Knoxville
Lambda Sigma, U. of Georgia Athens
Omicron, U. of Tennessee Knoxville
Alpha Chi, Western Kentucky U.
Lambda Sigma, U . of Georgia
Lambda Sigma, U. of Georgia Lambda Sigma, U. of Georgia
Omega, Murray State
AOII Legacies . . .
by Hope LeBIanc
It started when I was only 4 years old. In 1969 Cheryl Riles was initiated into the Kappa Tau chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. It was during those years at S.L.U. while majoring in Education that Cheryl purchased a gold and black onyx AOII ring that 4 AOH girls and 1 7 years later would belong to me. Cheryl passed the ring down in 1972 to Cecilia Dispenza, her sister-in-law . Cecilia pledged at Kappa Tau also. I can remember when Cecilia baby sat for me and wore those funny letters A-O-double T T (What did I know!)
Then in 1978 Lori LeBIanc (my oldest sister) who was a freshman at S.L.U. was invited to an AOFI party during the chapter's open rush. Lori pledged and when she was initiated she received the AOII ring from our cousins. Lori, majoring in Fine Arts was an active AOFI. I remember hearing about all the
Michelle Roloff Summer 1987
offices she held—Philanthropic, Rituals, Fraternity Education and Pledge Educator. During her AOFI days I really got interested in sororities. I visited on weekends and saw the f u n and friend- ship that the AOFIs shared.
In the Fall of 1979 at Northeast Louisiana University m y next sister Alida pledged AOII. Alida was initiated in January 1980 and was the fourth to receive our family AOFI ring. Alida was involved in such offices as Pledge Educator, Rituals and Scholarship. A t Lambda T au chapter Alida received such honors as The Jane Earnest Scholarship Award, Chapter Advisers' Award and Outstanding Pledge. She also received the DJF Scholarship in 1983.
In 1 9 8 2 Lydia LeBIanc (my third sister) attended Northeast Louisiana University and pledged AOFI. She was never initiated but she will always remember herfunfilledyearasanAOn pledge.
Then suddenly, it was my turn. I chose to attend Northeast Louisiana University and decided to go to rush. A t rush I was faced with a sorority that my
Having a sister in AOII. How do you describe the feeling? Could it be the extreme excitement when you find out your sister chose to pledge AOII on bid day? Perhaps it's the tearfulness and "knot in your throat" feeling when you begin to realize how much more special your relationship is. Sometimes it's the knowing look or comforting words because she knows you better than anyone could. Perhaps it's that added push of support when striving for leadership in AOII, on campus, or in the workforce. I can't even begin to tell you how special it was to hear my sister read Ritual during her chapter presidency. Words began to take on new meaning to say the least!
Maybe it's the way we look back on our college experience in AOFI and realize how much we've learned and grown in a strong relationship as AOII sisters and as true sisters!
3 sisters and 2 cousins had pledged and loved. Five very different but wonderful girls had found happiness in 1 sorority. This was the sorority for me. I pledged AOII and was initiated in January 1984. That very night I placed on my fingera very special ring.
Today we're far apart. Cheryl Riles married Thomas Dispenza and lives in Baton Rouge with her two sons Matthew and David. Cecilia Dispenza is in Tualatin, Oregon. Lori married Kenneth Ridgdell and has one little AOFI legacy, Amanda. Lori recently served as Hammond Alumnae Chapter President. Alida lives in Lake Village, Arkansas. She is married to Jeff Lewis and has one son, Patrick.
That just leaves me. I'm a senior at N.L.U. After holding such offices as Pledge Educator and Activities Chair- man, I'm serving my chapter as Panhellenic President. And that AOFI ring is still on my finger. A symbol of family, cousins and sisters. This ring will always symbolize Cheryl, Cecilia, Lori, Alida and me—It will always symbolize LOVE.
A Family Tradition
ALPHA OMICRON PI Rush Information
PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM T O THE CHAPTER ADVISER WHOSE NAME AND ADDRESS ARE LISTED IN YOUR TO DRAGMA FOR THE COLLEGE WHICH THIS RUSHEE WILL ATTEND. If you are not able to locate this name and address, send form to the Regional Extension Officer responsible for the region in which the rushee will attend college^or to International Head- quarters for forwarding. If you have gathered this information in response to a chapter's request, please send the information directly to the return address indicated. Collegiate chapter pledging depends on your supplying available information.
Permanent Mailing Address City
Campus Address if Known Zip City
Age H.S. Graduation Date
Zip Name of High School
Zip Size of Student Body/GradePoint Aver.
Parents' Address if different from Rushee's
PLEASE RANK THE FOLLOWING, USING "4" AS HIGHEST—"1" AS LOWEST—"0" FOR NOT KNOWN . . .
YOUR Name Address
(2) (3) (4)
On back side, please provide information which might help the chapter in getting to know this rushee.
social poise : personal standards/values
interest in sorority membership interest in AOTT
PLEASE DESCRIBE SPECIAL INTERESTS OR CONNECTIONS CHAPTER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TO GIVE THIS GIRL BEST POSSIBLE RUSH:
academic seriousness —
"On back, name organizations, describe Involvement (member, officer, etc)
special talents (describe) : >
special honors and achievements (name—use back if needed) \
Name (include maiden name if known)
Name (include maiden name if known)
Collegiate Chapter Relationship Collegiate Chapter Relationship
OTHER SORORITY AFFILIATIONS O F RELATIVES OR CLOSE FRIENDS:
Phone (Area Code) (Number)
FOR CHAPTER USE ONLY. . .
Date acknowledgement sent: Sorority Rushee pledged:
Alumnae Chapter? .
Write signature here to indicate endorsement of this rushee as an AOTT pledge.
Are you a collegiannow?
From India to Indiana . . . with AOn
AOIT ties certainly come in unexpected forms. Lela Fuller Carter, Theta, an AOn for 66 years, can testify to this. Twenty-six years ago, Lela and her husband, Leslie, became foster parents of a young Purdue graduate student from India, and then adopted his growing family. Twenty-two years later, Lela was amazed and delighted to find that the daughter of this family, and Lela's namesake, had pledged AOil's Tau Delta chapter at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama. From India to Indiana, AOITs are sisters wherever they are!
"He was so lonely," Lela, now a widow, remembers, on that November day in 1960 when they first met "Rom" Murty. The Carters were to pick up a Jordanian student, whom their church had asked them to host for Thanks- giving dinner at their farm home near West Lafayette. "Rom came to the door with Saba [the Jordania], and we said, 'Where are you going to spend Thanks- giving?' And he said, 'I'm going to the Union Building.' W e said, 'Well come and go with us.' And from then on, he was ours."
Rom was theirs, and Lela and Leslie Carter were his "Mama and Papa" when he brought his wife, V ardhani, and their new baby girl, Krishna, to West Lafayette from India."He was a married student, and had only seen his wife for two days before they were married." The parents had arranged the marriage, according to tradition, and soon after the wedding Rom had departed for school in the United States. Indian regulations at that time stated that if the "first child had been a boy, she [Vardhani] couldn't have come, but it was a girl so they let her come to the U.S.," says Lela.
Two more girls were born to the Murty's when living in West Lafayette, and they were named Leela Sistla and Geeta Leslie, after their parents' American friends. "Mama Carter" has fond memories of helping V ardhani bathe the babies, and watching the girls grow up. "We kept them as a family all their time at Purdue," says Lela. "In fact they were our family from 1960 ... well, forever." "Our friendship is truly beautiful," writes Rom.
When Rom finished his Ph.D. in 1966 (with straight As) the Murtys moved to Alabama where he is a professor at the
Lela Fuller Carter, Theta 1920
School of Engineering and Technology at Alabama A & M University. V ardhani conducts a Montessori school, Krishna (married) is working on a master's degree in computer science, and Geeta Leslie is a sophomore in business at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. AOn Leela Sistla is now entering medical school after a distinguished under- graduate career. "She did not know I was an AOII and I did not know that she was even interested," says Lela. When she found that Leela had pledged,"... I offered to give her my pin, but they had all ready ordered one." Since each has found out that the other is an AOII, they have even more to talk about in letters. "I've never thrown away a letter," Lela says with a smile.
Leela Sistla was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta, fresh- man honorary, was Miss Birmingham
Leela Sistla Murty, Tau Delta 1982
Southern College and Miss Alabama finalist and talent winner. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre- med honorary), and vice president of Phi Alpha Theta (history honorary). She also received the Fred B. Joyner scholar- ship for the outstanding history major, and the British Studies at Oxford Scholarship for the summer program. Add to these the presidency of the President's Student Service Organiza- tion, topped with a Phi Beta Kappa key (graduating with honors) and "Mama Carter" has good reason to be proud of her AOn namesake.
Lela Carter, herself, was and is active in community and AOII work. Born in 1900 in Wingate, Indiana, she taught school after attending DePauw Univer- sity at nearby Greencastle. She was initiated into AOTTs Theta chapter in 1920, following the example of her high school friend, Avanelle Carter Davisson (1919), who, not coincidentally, was the sister of Lela's high school sweetheart, Leslie Carter, Phi Delt, Northwestern University. "He wouldn't let me go off to DePauw without his Phi Delt pin," says Lela, who still wears it on occasion with her A O n badge.
After their marriage, Lela and Leslie farmed many years in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and Lela was active in church work, music, and home economics club. They raised two children, Jane, now a nurse in California, and David, and electrical engineer in New York. Lela now has seven grand- children and seven great grandchildren. She has served in many ways in the Lafayette Alumnae Chapter since its inception, and received her 50 year pin. Now living in a retirement home in West Lafayette, she does sewing for a local hospital. She also wrote a history of Lafayette Alumnae Chapter for in- clusion in a history of Tippecanoe County (1976). She has recently retired after nine years on Phi Upsilon (Purdue) Corporation Board, but is still in great demand by the members of the collegiate chapter who love to talk with her about her experiences. Watching her with these girls, one wonders who is enjoying it the most, as Lela's eyes sparkle with fun. "I'm 100% for AOn," she says. And she loves to tell them the story of her foster son, Rom, whose daughter is her namesake, friend, and now sister in AOII.
LEGACY INFORMATION FORM
"When any of us has a legacy, we dream of the possibility of her joining us as a member of AOII. How special it is to want our family ties to be supplemented by the fraternal bonds of friendship with all the opportunities implied by that association. Indeed, a legacy is a gift to each of us and to the Fraternity, a gift which deserves extra care and attention."
Past International President
sister This is to inform you that my daughter
will be attending
as a: freshman sophomore junior senior
Her school address will be Signed:
Y ear of Initiation _
Maria Rivera and Angela Anderson, Phi Chi, U. of Chicago, helped AOII raise more money than any other booth at AOII Pie Throw for United Way.
Alpha Omicron Pi Legacy
AOTI strongly encourages the pledging qualified legacies. Every k n o w n legacy shall be given special considera-
tion in membership selection.
During formal rush, and throughout
the chapter's Continuous Open Bidding, every verified legacy shall be offered a bid to membership unless the chapter has a reason for denying a bid and com- municates that reason to the alumna involved or the chapter's Regional Director.
If the formal rush schedule includes several invitational party rounds before Preference (the final invitational party) the legacy shall be invited to all invitational parties before Preference UNLESS the chapter has determined that the legacy is definitely not a rushee to be pledged and that decision has been approved by the appropriate adviser. In no case should a legacy be denied an invitation to at least one invitational party after the open house, tours, or ice water party round. At any point during rush when the chapter and the adviser concur that a legacy be dropped from consideration for pledging, the adviser MUST communicate with the AOII relative of the legacy. If the concern of the chapter is that the legacy has ex- pressed strong interest in another sorority and lesser interest in AOn, rushing efforts should be increased.
Every legacy who accepts an invitation to the chapter's final party (Preference) must be named on the chapter's QUOTA LIST (also known as the first bid list). If no contact is possible between a designated adviser and the A0I1 relative of a legacy not extended a bid to membership, notice that the legacy has been dropped without contact must be sent to the chapter's Regional Director and to International Headquarters within one week after the date the rushee is dropped, and in no case later than one week after formal rush.
This policy defines a legacy as a sister, daughter, or granddaughter of an ini- tiated member of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Leland Children's Collection Donated to Library
Wilma Smith Leland, photo courtesy of Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center.
A collection of three hundred children's books and other memorabilia was recently donated to the Minneapolis Public Library by Wilma Smith Leland, a Minneapolis author, editor, publisher and book collector. A portion of the collection is now on display in the Children's Room of the Library, 4th Street and Nicollet Mall.
Mrs. Leland, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota in 1925, has had a lifelong interest in children's literature. She collected several autographed Dr. Seuss Books, editions of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and a wealth of books by Beatrix Potter and Hans Christian Andersen.
Her donation has been added to the Historical Collection of the Library's Children's Room, which is available for research in children's literature and which covers landmarks in children's book publishing through the past three centuries.
Wilma Smith Leland has served AOIJ as International President. Presently she is a member of the Ritual, Traditions, and Jewelry Committee, as well as being on the board of DJF.
Alabama, Univ. of Alpha Delta
Alabama, Univ. of Birmingham
Arkansas State Univ. Sigma Omicron
Auburn University Delta Delta
Austin Peay State U. Pi Omicron
Ball State Univ. Kappa Kappa Early September
Birmingham Southern College
Tau Delta Mid August
Boise State Univ. Beta Sigma
Calgary, Univ. of Kappa Lambda Late August
California Polytechnic Chi Psi
California, Univ. of Berkeley Sigma
California, Univ. of, Davis Chi Alpha
California, Univ. of, San Diego
Lambda Iota Early September
California State Univ., Long Beach
Lambda Beta Early August
California State Univ., Northridge
Sigma Phi Mid August
Canisius College Nu Delta
Mrs. Doug Rhodes 4913 10th Ave. East Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Miss Monna Daugette 105-C East Glenwood Drive Birmingham, AL 35209
Mrs. Thad Wyatt 3629 Blueridge Circle Jonesboro, AR 72401
Mrs. Don Vincent
Auburn University Aviation 700 Airport Road
Auburn, AL 36830
Mrs. Joseph Stephens 1262 Hillwood Drive Clarksville, T N 37040
Ms. Connie Humphrey 2313 W. Concord Road Muncie, IN 47304
Mrs. Spin Spires
406 Morris Blvd. Birmingham, A L 35209
Mrs. Robert Easton 512 Village Lane Boise, ID 83705
Mrs. John Wrinch
140 Oakchurch Place, SW Calgary, A.B., Canada T2V 4B5
Dr. Sarah Burroughs
2251 Shell Beach Road No. 21 Shell Beach, C A 93449
Miss Sue Garvin
2095 California St., Apt. 206 San Francisco, C A 94104
Miss Sharon Casey
920 Cranbrook Court No. 4 Davis, C A 95616
Mrs. Gerald Herman
531 Fern Glen
Lalolla, C A 92037
Mrs. David Jesse 10870 El Mar Avenue
Central Missiouri State U. Delta Pi
Chicago, Univ. of Phi Chi
Coe College Alpha Theta Early September
Colorado, Univ. of Chi Delta
Delaware, Univ. of Delta Chi
DePauw University Theta
Duke University Delta Upsilon Early September/
East Carolina Univ. Zeta Psi
East Stroudsburg Univ. Phi Beta
Eastern Kentucky Univ. Epsilon Omega
Late August/Early February
Evansville, Univ. of Chi Lambda
Florida Southern College Kappa Gamma
Late August/Early January
Florida, Univ. of Gamma Omicron Late July
George Mason Univ. Gamma Alpha
Georgia State Univ. Gamma Sigma
Georgia, Univ. of Lambda Sigma
Mrs. Robert Smith 5305 Kentucky Raytown, M O 64133
Miss Sharon VanFleet
5020 S. Lake Shore Drive No. 1711-N Chicago, II 60615
Mrs. Michael Freemire 2433 9th Avenue, S.W. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Mrs. Patrick Arnold 11127 Seton Place Westminster, C O 80030
Miss Kirstin Sosnowsky 155 South Chapel Street Newark, DE 19711
Mrs. Howard Pelham 4740 E. 71st Street Indianapolis, IN 46220
Mrs. William Mattern 2429 Rosewood Court Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Mrs. Glenn Barnes
403 Williamsburg Road Washington, NC 27889
Mrs. Joseph Zywicki 1853 Hay Terrace Easton, PA 18042
Mrs. Donald Dewey 316 S. Third Street Richmond, K Y 40475
Mrs. Jeffrey Vondy 2846 Forestdale Drive Burlington, NC 27215
Miss Toni Reitz
521 South Runnymeade Evansville, IN 47714
Mrs. Hugh Kemp 3926 Kathleen Road Lakeland, FL 33801
Mrs. Anthony Duva 6501 S.W. 37th Way Gainesville, FL 32608
Mrs. Patty Milner
9922 Fairfax Square No. 94 Fairfax, V A 22031
Miss Malinda Sharp
3007 Tree Mountain Parkway
Chapter Advisers should receive Membership Information Forms (MIFs) NO LATER than dates noted. This is the time chapters review MIFs prior to rush.
Fountain Valley, C A
Mrs. Stanley Gilson 6628 Woodlake Street Canoga Park, C A 91307
Mrs. Theodore Zollendeck 3648 Eckhardt Road Hamburg, NY 14075
Stone Mountain, G A
Mrs. Pam Hoveland 205 Idylwood Drive
Late August/Late January
Huntingdon College Sigma Delta
Illinois, Univ. of Iota
Illinois Wesleyan Univ. Beta Lambda
Indiana State Univ. Kappa Alpha
Mid October/Late December
Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Gamma Beta
Iowa State University Iota Sigma
Kansas, Univ. of Phi
Kearney State College Phi Sigma
Kentucky, Univ. of Kappa Omega Early September
LaGrange College Lambda C h i
Lambuth College Omega Omicron Late August
Lehigh University Lambda Upsilon Early January
Louisville, Univ. of Pi Alpha
Maine, Univ. of Orono Gamma
Maryland, Univ. of Pi Delta
Miami University Omega
Michigan, Univ. of Omicron Pi
Middle Tennessee State U. Rho Omicron
Minnesota, Univ. of Tau
Mississippi, Univ. of Nu Beta
Mrs. Fred G. Hickein 82 Elm Street Oneonta, N Y 13820
Mrs. George Kyser
1606 Limestone Court Montgomery, A L 36117
Mrs. Butch Zunich 704 W. Healy Champaign, IL 61820
Miss Julie Whalen
15 Norbloom Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701
Mrs. Paul Gibbons
35 Gardendale Road Terre Haute, IN 47803
Miss Teri Crouse
3325 Arcadia Court Bloomington, IN 47401
Miss Beverly Round Indiana U. of Pennsylvania P.O. Box 1749
Indiana, PA 15705
Mrs. Don Muff 1312 Scott Circle Ames, IA 50010
Mrs. Carl Hoffman 1271 Medford Topeka, KS 66604
Mrs. Jerry Grossart
819 W. 30th Street
Kearney, NE t>8847
Miss Katy Boyd
2170 Fort Harrods Drive, Apt. 102 Lexington, K Y 40513
Mrs. Mike Roberts 949 Malibu Drive LaGrange, G A 30240
Mrs. David Hardee 144 N. Edenwood Jackson, T N 38301
Mrs. Lee Snyder
2651 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18017
Miss Sandy Dearen
3918 Nanz Avenue, Apt. 1 Louisville, K Y 40207
Mrs. John Schroder 9 Heather Road Bangor, M E 04401
Miss Cheryl Matthews 14338 Beaker Court Bourbonville, M D 20866
Mrs. Robert Schuette 489 White Oak Drive Oxford, O H 45056
Mrs. Eric Aupperle 3606 Chatham Way Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Miss Ginger Miller
1315 East Castle St., Apt. H6 Murfreesboro, T N 37130
Mrs. Michael Montgomery 5501 Malibu Drive
Edina, MN 55436
Mrs. Van Fenstermaker Univ. of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Missouri, Univ. of Columbia Delta Alpha
Montana, Univ. of Beta Rho
Montana State Univ. Alpha Phi
Morningside College Theta Chi
Murray State Univ. Delta Omega
Nebraska, Univ. of, Lincoln Zeta
Newcomb College Pi
Northeast Louisiana Univ. Lambda Tau
Northern Arizona Univ. Theta Omega
Ohio Northern Univ. Kappa Pi
Oregon State Univ. Alpha Rho
Oregon, Univ. of Alpha Sigma Early September
Pennsylvania State U. Epsilon Alpha
Purdue University Phi Upsilon
Rhodes College Kappa Omicron Early September
Shippensburg University Tau Lambda
Slippery Rock Univ. Sigma Rho
South Alabama, U. of Gamma Delta
South Florida, U. of
Early August/Mid December
Southeastern Louisiana U. Kappa Tau
Miss Kim Campbell 4702 Millbrook Columbia, M O 65203
Mrs. Glenn Kolfstad 908 Dixon Avenue Missoula, M T 59801
Mrs. Karen Furu
] 145 S. Cedarview Bozeman, M T 59715
Ms. Jacque Jensen
3823 Garretson Avenue Sioux City, IA 5110o
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220 E. William David Parkway Metairie, LA 70005
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Dr. Elizabeth Roberts 815 South Johnson St. Ada, OH 45810
Mrs. Sid Moody
3329 SW Cascade Drive Corvallis, OR 97330
Mrs. Reid Anderson 315 E. 36th Avenue Eugene, O R 97405
Ms. Pat Antolosky 1260 Fairview Drive Bellefont, PA 16823
Miss jane Hamblin
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Miss Melissa Ray 1882 Jefferson No. 4 Memphis, TN 38104
Mrs, Richard Coffman 9765 Possum Hollow Road Shippensburg, PA 17257
Ms. Carole Lepore
318 Highland Ave., Apt. No. 5 New Castle, PA 16101
Mrs. Joe Wright
1489 Boca Chica Rd. Key West, FL 33040
Miss Cathy Miranda 5304 Taylor Road Lutz, FL 33549
Mrs. Joseph Lobue P.O. Box 764 Hammond, LA 70404
Southern California, Univ. of Miss Lisa Niedenthal
Nu Lambda Mid August
St. Leo College Gamma Upsilon Early September/
12317 Pacific Avenue No. 2 Los Angeles, C A 900o6 Mrs. James N. Matthews 910 S. 14th Street
Dade City, FL 33525
Syracuse University Chi
Dr. Harriet O'Leary 309 Waring Road Syracuse, N Y 13224
Mrs. Charles Bettis 7709 Bennington Drive Knoxville, T N 37919
Miss Sherri Randolph Beaumont Apartments No. 22 Martin, T N 38237
Mrs. John Stevenson 2524 Belmont
Piano, T X 75023
Mrs. William Cooper 6030 Forest Ridge
San Antonio, T X 78240
Miss Coleen Cahill
209 College Park Drive Westview Hills, KY 41017
Mrs. Gary Moorman 2942 Shoreland Drive Toledo, O H 43611
Ms. Joanne Onadera
52 Nymark Avenue
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada M2j 2G9
Mrs. Melis Erlbeck
206 E. Northern Parkway Baltimore, M D 21212-2925
Miss Ann Kiser
3500 Warwick Drive No. 41 Lexington, K Y 40502
Miss Debra Verrill 81 Forest Street Medford, MA 02155
Mrs. Bren Huggins
1103 Hickory Club Drive
T ennessee, Omicron
T ennessee, Univ. Tau Omicron Late August
Texas Woman's Univ. Delta Theta
Texas, Univ. of San Antonio Upsilon Lambda
Thomas More College Alpha Beta Tau
Toledo, Univ. of Theta Psi
Toronto, Univ. of Beta Tau
Towson State Univ. Theta Beta
Transylvania Univ. Tau Omega
Mid August/Early January
Mid August/Mid December
Virginia, Univ. of Chi Beta
Virginia Commonwealth U, Rho Beta
Wagner College Theta Pi
Washington College Sigma Tau
Washington State Univ. Alpha Gamma
Washington, Univ. of Upsilon
West Virginia Univ. Sigma Alpha
Western Kentucky Univ, Alpha Chi
Western Michigan Univ. Kappa Rho
Western Ontario, U. of lota Chi
Wisconsin, Univ. of Milwaukee
Phi Delta Mid August
Ms. Sally Gohn
522 C-2 Regis Court Andalusia, PA 19020
Miss Jane Lee Wehland 138 Ivy Drive No. 5 Charlottesville, V A 22901
Mrs. Charles Shorter 10908 Savoy Road Richmond, V A 23235
Mrs. Thomas Welch
24E Franklin Lane Staten Island, N Y 10306
Mrs. Howard Bauer P.O, Box 36
Rock Hall, M D 21661
Mrs. Martin Jinks
S.W. 605 Crestview Pullman, W A 99163
Mrs. Barbara Borth
3435 37th Avenue, West Seattle, W A 98199
Mrs. John Bragg
1209 Macomb Street Morgantown, W V 26505
Mrs. David Towell
1551 Chestnut Street Bowling Green, K Y 42101
Mrs. Peter Brownell 10173 Woodlawn Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Mrs. Edward D. McVey
209-1201 Richmond Street, N. London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3L6
Miss Kristin Maegli 4481 N. 74th Street Milwaukee, WI 53218
Vanderbilt University Nu Omicron
AOIIs Attend Area Panhellenic Conferences
Twelve chapters of AOII were represented at the 1987 Northeast Panhellenic Interfraternity Conference in Philadelphia. Pictured here with Peg Crawford, International President, is Marsha Guenzler, Greek Adviser at U. of Maryland, and collegians from several of the additional ten chapters. In addition to Chi, who had the largest delegation, leaders from Beta Tau, Gamma, Lambda Upsilon, Phi Beta, T au Lambda, Theta Pi, Sigma Alpha, Beta Delta, and Pi Delta enjoyed the many excellent sessions. The 1988 Conference will be held in Baltimore.
Canadian AOIIs Invade Philadelphia
On the weekend of February 26 to March 1,1987, two AOIIs from the Beta Tau chapter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada flew off to another country. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was the site of the fifth Northeastern Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity Council Con- ference. This conference encompasses the fraternities and sororities of the Northeastern United States and the Eastern Canadian provinces. Kathryn Morrison, the President of the University of Toronto Panhellenic and Annie Antonenko, alumnae relations officer for Beta Tau, were the only Canadian delegates to attend this con- ference making it an international con- ference. This was the first time the Canadians have attended this NEPC/NEIFC Conference. The NEPC has been active for the past five years thanks to a motivated executive which includes AOn alumna, Marsha Guenzler, the conference co-ordinator and Marg Converse, the NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) area one advisor who has been with this NEPC group for many years.
Southeastern Panhellenic Conference Held in Richmond, Ky.
Neither snow storms, icy roads, nor flight delays could prevent AOIIs from attending the annual meeting of the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Richmond, K Y , April 3-5.
Approximately 20 AOII collegians from campuses throughout the Southeast battled the late winter storms to join several AOII alumnae at the conference at Eastern Kentucky University.
Former AOII Chapter Consultant Troy Johnson (B<t>), now Assistant Director of Student Activities at EKU, served as executive director for the conference. She and her student committees assembled an impressive array of approximately 50 educational sessions whose topics ranged from leadership to coping strategies, and from Greek unity to assessing chapter needs.
Immediate Past International President Ginger Banks led two sessions: "The Rite Stuff," which discussed the practical, inspirational, and f u n aspects of ritual; and "When Life Gives You Lemons...," which explored chapter spirit and motivation.
Former AOII Chapter Consultant Suzanne Colgan (AT), Advisor to Sororities at the University of Georgia, also led two sessions:"What's WrongWith My Chapter?", and "Chapter Advisors Network," which provided an overview of the network Suzanne established at the University of Georgia.
Approximately 400 collegians and alumnae, representing 63 campuses and many NPC groups, attended the conference. Delegates decided to establish a permanent conference executive director position to help provide continuity for the conference. They also decided that the 1988 conference will be held at Duke University.
The Former Historical Society Now the Heritage Society of Alpha Omicron Pi
by Edith H . Anderson International Historian
The Historical Society of Alpha Omicron Pi was founded at the 1977 Convention in Phoenix, A Z , by the Past International Presidents who were there. They set up rules of procedure and the amount of dues for chapters, corporations and individual members.
The Historical Society continued until the Convention of 1983 in New Orleans when the name was changed to The Heritage Society by the five Past Inter- national Presidents who were there. They felt the new title represented a broader field of work—"to accomplish the education of the membership and the acquisition, preservation, display and disposition of all historical materials."
The Historical Society had accomp- lished several things: The pictures of all Presidents of A0I1 were secured and properly framed; pictures of several Conventions were framed and hanging in Headquarters; Stella Perry's old trunk which had served as "Central Office" for many years and had taken historical material back and forth between New York and the many Con- ventions was restored and is now dis- played at Headquarters; the first national philanthropic work, the Social Service Department of the Frontier Nursing Service based in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, adopted at the Colorado Convention in 1931, has been depicted in three large albums of pictures and text and is at Headquarters; some books by A0I1 authors were collected, but much more needs to be done to have a complete library worthy of the Fraternity; some oral history was taped by interviews with former national officers and prominent members; pictures stored in boxes have been identified and put into albums for protection and easy reference.
The Heritage Society has continued taping interviews with older members of the Fraternity and has carefully protected the eighteen pictures of famed photographer and member, Margaret Bourke-White. They are at Headquarters.
Some of the many things to be done before the one-hundredth anniversary
Edith Anderson, International Historian.
of the founding of Alpha Omicron Pi are: Rebinding of old T O DRAGMAs which bindings are now falling apart; framing the remainder of the Conven- tion pictures; gathering pictures of chapter houses, rooms and Panhellenic buildings which have been the homes of chapters; collecting a complete file of the materials of each Regional and Inter- national Convention; collecting a complete file of various publications— pledge manuals, directives for various collegiate and alumnae chapter officers; writing the complete biographies of the
four Founders, a history of special funds such as Diamond Jubilee, Ruby and various loan funds, the history of Central Office with locations, pictures and workers, a history of National Pan- hellenic Conference and the part of AOn in it, a history of those who have been visitors of chapters, such as the Traveling Consultants, collecting a complete file of Constitutions and Bylaws which had many changes during the years. These and many other historic events must all be recorded before 1997.
THE HERITAGE SOCIETY IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to be a part of the
PREPARATION FOR THE CELEBRATION
ONE HUNDRED YEARS
ALPHA OMICRON PI IN 1997
Send your biennial Heritage Society dues ($25.00 for Chapters and Corporations; $5.00 for individual members)
The Heritage Society, Alpha Omicron Pi 3821 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, T N 37215
Alpha Delta Sigma, a local Greek- letter society, was founded by six young women at T ufts College, Medford, Mass., in the fall of 1895. Coeducation at Tufts was then only three years old. The first initiation of eight girls was on November 14, 1895. Another member was added in December and before the year was out it was a group of twenty.
From the time of the founding of Alpha Delta Sigma it was the aim of the organization to be a part of a larger Greek-letter group with chapters in other colleges.
Ruth Paul Capen, Tufts, 1902, was a member of Alpha Delta Sigma. Her father, Elmer Hewitt Capen, was presi- dent of Tufts College during her girl- hood and college days. She was married to Walter H. Farmer in 1908.
Delta Sigma at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, was started in September, 1896, by three members of the sophomore class of the Women's College, later Pembroke. One of the three was Lillian G . MacQuillin. Six others were asked to join the original group and then there was no increase in membership for two years. They wanted to make a strong society in itself and in its work before increasing in size. After the first two years Delta Sigma took four to six new members a year. Lillian MacQuillin served as secretary and president of Delta Sigma. She was later married to Norman McCausland. His sister, Elise McCausland, was a member of Delta Sigma.
In the fall of 1896 eleven women of the University of Maine at Orono es-
tablished Phi Gamma. By 1900 there were sixteen members. They looked at college catalogs and searched for a fraternity to join.
In the spring of 1901, after the neces- sary preliminaries, the two local socieites, Alpha Delta Sigma of T ufts and Delta Sigma of Brown were united by vote of the active chapters to form a new intercollegiate fraternity known as "The Secret Order of Delta Sigma". The Tufts chapter was Alpha and the chapter at Brown was Beta.
In 1902, the local, Phi Gamma, at the University of Maine sent a petition to Delta Sigma, the fraternity of its choice. The petition was accepted and the local, Phi Gamma, became Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma.
The first annual Convention of Delta
New England Chapters
Alpha Omicron Pi
By Edith H . Anderson International Historian
...the only amalgamation or merger so far in the history of Alpha Omicron Pi has proved to be a very happy and mutually beneficial success.
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Sigma, the Brown and Tufts chapters, was held at Providence in November, 1901. The second was in Boston in November, 1902, when apparently Phi Gamma of the University of Maine was admitted to membership. A t the third Convention in Providence in November, 1903, delegates from the Gamma chapter at Maine, as well as fromAlphaatTuftsandBetaatBrown. The fourth Convention in Boston in November, 1904, lasted two days and reported three active and three alumnae chapters.
The New England national fraternity, Delta Sigma, sometime between the last reported Convention and 1907 had started negotiations with Alpha Omicron Pi. Which organization made the first move is not clear. Helen St. Clair Mullan became Grand President of Alpha Omicron Pi in 1906 and is reported to have visited Providence in 1907, no doubt to discuss with Delta Sigma officers a possible merger of the two organizations.
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In early 1908 it was mutually agreed that the three chapters and the three alumnae chapters of Delta Sigma would become chapters of Alpha Omicron Pi upon initiation and installation.
According to official records, eight members of Beta chapter of Delta Sigma were initiated and installed as Beta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi on April 13, 1908. The officers who went to Providence for the occasion were Helen St. Clair Mullan, Alpha, Grand President, Elizabeth Toms, Alpha, Grand Secretary and Helen Hoy- Greeley, N u chapter.
In addition to the eight installed as Beta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, there were four others initiated later: two on May 19, 1908, one on June 18, 1908 and one on September 3, 1909, making the total membership of Beta chapter twelve. There are no longer any living members and therefore Beta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi has ceased to exist.
The February, 1912 issue of T O DRAGMA, on page 89, carries a letter to the Editor, Virginia Judy Esterly, Sigma, who explains, "There has been much discussion over the situation at Brown University both among Greek Societies and in the city papers and we are glad to print an authentic account from President Faunce, of Brown University, himself. The following is a letter received on January 13, by the editor:"
January 6, 1912.
Dear Mrs. Easterly:
I have received your letter of inquiry.
Perhaps the best answer 1 can make is to send you the enclosed clipping from the Providence Journal. The action we have taken was not intended to reflect upon any particular organization, but simply to express our agreement with other women's colleges in the east in their view that other forms of social organization are preferable. O f course the sensational newspaper account to which you refer is without the slightest foundation.
Very truly yours, W.H.P. Faunce.
The newspaper article enclosed is headed "Brown Sororities Ordered to Cease". All national and local Greek- letter societies at Pembroke are directed to become inactive—they will gradually 'die out', being unable to perpetuate themselves.
A digest of the material in the news- paper article indicates that the college authorities at the women's college of Brown University have directed the sororities not to initiate any new members.
All local and national Greek letter societies at Pembroke have been of-
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ficially notified of the action; the notification was sent by mail to the secretary of each sorority, the two national and all local ones.
For about two years the sororities at Pembroke have been under restrictions in their actions to a marked degree, including the rule of the Dean that initiations be postponed until Thanksgiving. Just before Thanksgiving when many of the sororities were planning to take in members, the question of abolishing these sororities was brought so prominently to the front that official action was taken by the college authorities. The matter would not have been acted upon until later if the alumnae had not forced the question. Three locals wished to go into nationals and the alumnae thought the matter should be settled once for all then . . . . Now under the new vote, they are unable to increase their membership. Juniors and seniors who are members will continue in membership until graduation.
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Ruth Capen Farmer, International President, 1910-1912
According to the letter of the Provi- dence Alumnae Chapter in the May, 1921 issue of T O DRAGMA, the chapter met only once a year. Women from chapters other than Beta were welcomed and chapters were urged to let Providence know of any AOII living in an area close enough to join the chapter.
After the initiation and the installa- tion of Beta chapter at Brown Univer- sity, it was the plan of the officers to proceed to Boston and the initiation and installation of the chapter at Tufts. However, the three officers had an unavoidable delay in Providence (no explanation of what it was) and tele- graphed that they would arrive late and the ceremony would be postponed until Tuesday.
It was a great surprise to the initiating team when they arrived at the home of Mary Ingalls Lambert, known as "Polly", to find every member of the Tufts Delta Sigma chapter still on the scene waiting to give them a royal welcome and to plead that they be initiated without delay.
Hastily, the three "brushed the cob- webs from our eyes and the cinders from our ears," donned glad raiment, had a feast of many good things to eat and then went on with the ceremony of initiation.
The next day, April 14, daylight came early and after a breakfast with "Polly", they strolled over the campus, looked at the buildings and then had a business meeting. They had luncheon in the girls' dormitory.
At three o'clock the initiation of alumnae took place at The Evergreens, the home of Gladys W aite. Following the initiation there was a reception.
April 15 there was time for various errands in Boston and then luncheon at Magdalen Cushing's home and the final event, tea at "Polly's" with dinner fol- lowing with her and Dr. Lambert. Then from the North Station they took the night train for Bangor and the initia- tion and installation of Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma.
On Thursday, April 16, 1908, they arrived at Bangor early. The morning was spent in meeting the girls of Delta Sigma and looking over the campus in Orono.
In the evening initiation and installa- tion were at the Bangor House, a hotel in Bangor. The active chapter was initiated first and then the alumnae—32 in all.
Dr. Faunce was asked if any plan was being worked out for the abolition of the fraternities in the men's department. He said, "That matter has not been taken up."
The executive committee and the advisory council of the women's college, after canvassing the matter thoroughly, prepared the following statement which was read to the women at chapel:
"The growth of the women's college in buildings, campus and endowment makes it necessary to provide more definitely for the development of the social life of the college, and such de- velopment should be assumed and controlled by the college itself.
"While the existence of fraternities was helpful during the earlier years of this college, we have now come to a parting of the ways. Either we allow the fraternities to be greatly multiplied in number and affiliated with national or- ganiztions, or must ask them to give way to other forms of social life.
"In our opinion the multiplication of exclusive, self-perpetuating societies and their permanent control by exterior organizations would be deleterious to the welfare of the college.
"We express the hope that the exist- ing fraternities will voluntarily cease to perpetuate themselves and assist the faculty and administration in develop- ing social groups, organized for definite purposes, to which all students are eligible. In the future our students should be grouped not along lines of social cleavage, but on the basis of definite interests and purposes. Such change would be in line with the present trend of opinion in preparatory schools and in the leading colleges for women."
For a period of time the uncertainty of the life of sororities at Pembroke Col- lege, Brown University, was no doubt the reason Beta chapter was small and not many of its alumnae joined Alpha Omicron Pi. Beta chapter of AOII never really functioned as an active chapter of the Fraternity.
The Providence Alumnae Chapter of
Alpha Omicron Pi was chartered at the
Grand Council meeting held in New
York City, June 19-22, 1908. It has re-
mained small, but occasionally a and Alpha roses. Joanna Colcord was
member of the Fraternity moved to Providence and became a memberof the chapter.
toastmistress and Mrs. Balentine was there—"who made us feel again the privilege of her presence among us"
A banquet followed with the tables decorated with attractive place cards
She said in a few words of welcome to us and to Alpha that instead of taking her away from the past, it took her back to the days when the red rose was the emblem of the society that later became Gamma of Delta Sigma and now Gamma of Alpha Omicron Pi.
In the afternoon the girls gave a tea at Mt. V ernon House to introduce the faculty wives to Alpha Omicron Pi. Gamma chapter has a most attractive dormitory which almost amounts to a fraternity house since most who live there are Gamma chapter members.
Dinner in the evening was at the home of Florence Harvey, then a busi- ness meeting to go over regulations and the constitution with the chapter. Then Helen Mullan, Elizabeth Toms and Helen Hoy took the train to Boston and then New York. Their trip, giving Alpha Omicron Pi two collegiate and one alumnae chapter had been most successful.
The three New England chapters, Beta, Delta and Gamma, have given Alpha Omicron Pi an unusually large number of outstanding leaders. As one of the early members of Alpha O said, referring to the merger, "The first alliance was an admirable one as later developments have conclusively shown."
Comments in a letter from Stella Perry to Alice Thomson, Alpha, probably about 1930:
"Delta Sigma had an excellently sound and business-like organization. The decision to petition us at first caused havoc among their alumnae and nearly tore the thing to pieces; but strong and far-seeing girls, like Lillian McQuillin (McCausland) and Ruth Capen Farmer and others stood fast and got the bulk of the members of Delta Sigma at last to consent and won our consent, too. So now come Delta, Gamma, Beta (now ousted with other sororities at Brown) and with them some of the finest and most devoted and idealistic and practical members and officers—many officers—we have ever had. Not the least of them, Octavia Chapin. They were of vast value to us from the start and we never had any period of readjustment with these New England chapters, just naturally belonged."
Stella Perry wrote: "Years ago, when negotiations were pending between Alpha Omicron Pi and the New England fraternitywithaimssolikeourownthat amalgamation was natural, Helen Mullan said to me, 'I believe that getting Miss MacQuillin into Alpha Omicron Pi is going to be one of the best things that ever happend to us.' "
Beta's Lillian MacQuillin (McCaus- land) was the first Registrar of Alpha
Lillian MacQuillen McCausland, International President, 1919-1921
Omicron Pi. In the early days that officer kept a correct and up-to-date list of all members and their addresses. She served as Grand Treasurer for several years and from 1919 to 1921 was Grand President of Alpha Omicron Pi.She was the Fraternity's delegate to National Panhellenic Congress in 1919 and was Secretary of the Congress in 1921. From 1921 to 1923 she was the President or Chairman of the Congress. Her untimely death in 1922 necessitated the appointment of a replacement and Laura Hurd, then Grand President of AOn, served as chairman and presided at the 1923 meeting of the National Panhellenic Congress.
Delta chapter, at the Tufts Univer- sity, which became inactive in 1969 and was reactivated in 1987, gave Alpha Omicron Pi many active, interested and loyal members. Ruth Capen Farmer served as Grand Treasurer and as Grand President from 1910 to 1912. Octavia Chapin was Grand Vice Presi- dent of Alpha Omicron Pi and presided at the Convention of 1929 for Rose G. Marx, Sigma, Grand President. Blanche
Hooper served as Grand Secretary. Etta Phillips MacPhie was editor of T O DRAGMA and Carolyn Fraser Pulling was business manager of the magazine for several years and devised the life subscription plan for T O DRAGMA.
Gamma chapter also gave strength to Alpha Omicron Pi. Mary Ellen Ghase was editor of T O DRAGMA and Marguerite Pilsbury Schoppe and later June Kelley were business managers. Carrie Green (Campbell), a charter member of Phi Gamma, was Alpha O's Panhellenic Delegate.
Thus the only amalgamation or merger so far in the history of Alpha Omicron Pi has proved to be a very happy and mutually beneficial success.
Edith H. Anderson, Beta Phi '21, Indiana U., was the 15th President of AOIl, serving from 1933-1937. She was born in 1897, the year of the founding of AOIl. Epsilon Alpha, Pennsylvania State U., was named after her. Currently she serves as International Historian.
To the Sorority of Alpha Omicron Pi;
We, the Secret Order of Delta Sigma, consisting of three active chapters, Alpha, Beta and Gamma, and their respective alumnae
chapters, with a central government vested in a committee of three known as the Grand Lodge of Delta Sigma, believing that the aims,
ideals and principles of Alpha Omicron Pi are identical with our own,
and believing that affiliation with Alpha Omicron Pi will afford the best opportunity for a health and conservative growth, do hereby respectfully petition for membership in Alpha Omicron Pi.
Alpha chapter is situated at Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts, and has twenty-three active and seventy-three alumnae members.
Beta chapter is situated at the Women's College in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and has thirteen active members, (not including freshmen who have not yet been initiated on account of a second term contract), and fifty-six alumnae members.
Gamma chapter is situated at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, and has eighteen active and forty alumnae members.
Herewith are enclosed catalogues of the aforesaid colleges, the "Green Book" published by Delta Sigma in 1905, and containing a brief account of the origin and development of each chapter, together with statistical matter compiled since the publication of the "Green Book", and photographs of the chapters at different periods, as well as some of the individual members.
In view of the fact that our financial system is well organized and on a sound basis, we ask that, in lieu of the usual installation fee, our Grand Lodge treasury be accepted, guaranteeing that the amount in said treasury be sufficient to pay all installation expenses.
It's not every day that seven AOIT sisters venture overseas together for a four month visit! However, on August 29,1986, that is exactly what happened. Seven of us Chi Lambda members, including Betsy Bassett, Tina Blessinger, Joan Loepker, Shawn Luck, and Anne Williams chose to study at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville in Evans- ville, Indiana. Natalie Meyer & myself (Mary Beth Hose) will tell of our travels.
Harlaxton College is located in Grantham, England. Grantham is a small town approximately 110 miles north of London.
As active members in our chapter, we knew it would be difficult to leave our sisters, but felt that studying abroad would be an excellent educational expericence and would heighten our awareness of the world around us.
After a long flight, a couple hours of waiting and a three hour bus ride, we arrived at Harlaxton Manor, our home for the next four months. We sleep, eat, and attend classes in the beautiful manor. The first few days we explored the spacious manor in awe. It was excit- ing finding new rooms and secret pas- sageways each day. By the third day we had yet another surprise: two AOFI alums are employed at Harlaxton College!
Anne Majewsky (Phi Upsilon '84) is the Assistant Dean of Students at Harlaxton College. She studied at Harlaxton last year for one semester.
Lynn Foshee Reed (Chi Lambda '78) teaches classes in mathematics and comptuer science. Her husband, Tim, is Dean of Students.
While studying abroad, we took advantage of the opportunity to travel. We went to London and Edinburg, Scotland. W e also travelled to Paris, France, and Florence, Italy in October and November. In addition, several of us planned to travel on the continent at the end of the semester, while one Chi Lambda made plans to go to Russia.
Presently, we are still adjusting to the English way of life. Although we are at- tending an American University, we are still living in a foreign country and must adapt to their culture. We have had to accustom ourselves to some language differences. For example: a lift is an elevator, petrol is gas, a pub is a bar, bobbies are police officers, and cheers is the common greeting.
We have travelled many miles and been separated from our families and friends at home, but AOIIs are AOFIs no matter where they go. Adjusting to a new culture and recuperating from homesickness is much easier, since we always have a sister close at hand. Alpha Love, and Cheers!
AOIIs at St. John's College, Oxford, England. From left, Jennifer Thomas, Michelle Wilkins, both Kappa Omicrons from Rhodes College, Kasey O'Brien, T au Delta, Birmingham Southern College, and Leslie Ramsey, Nu Omicron, Vanderbilt U.
As the five AOFIs who studied at St. John's College in Oxford, England this summer discovered, sisterhood is truly universal. Kasey O'Brien from Birming- ham-Southern College, Michelle Anchors and Leslie Ramsey from Vanderbilt, and Jennifer Thomas and Michelle Wilkins from Rhodes College became exchange students for the sum- mer at prestigious Oxford University. AOII sweatshirts and jerseys, necessary for warmth, brought the five girls together. They saw each other's paraphernalia and realized that they shared a very special common bond, in addition to that of being Americans together in another country. All ex- change students feel a little lost and lonesome the first few days; finding sisters in AOFI made the transition far easier forall.
Courses at Oxford covered different aspects of the Medieval period in English history and literature. W estern Christianity, the Canterbury Tales, the Arthurian legend, and the social history of Middle Ages were some of the topics from which the students chose seminars. Distinguished British scholars delivered two lectures every day on topics relevant to Medieval studies. This followed the British university system custom of daily lectures to teach students facts not covered in their specific courses.
There were weekend trips offered,
and all took advantage of the travel opportunities. Michelle Anchors, Leslie Ramsey, and Michelle Wilkins went to Paris; thanks to Leslie's French fluency they were able to order their first dinner in France. In three days they visited the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and all of the monuments and cathedrals they had dreamed of. Michelle Anchors and Leslie also flew to Florence f o r a weekend of art and Italian food. In Wales Jennifer and Michelle Wilkins took pictures of sheep, bought sweaters, and tried Welsh rarebit. All five AOFIs visited Canterbury, taking part in a special tour of Canterbury Cathedral and attending a performance of Beethoven's ninth symphony there that night.
Michelle Wilkins went to London for the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, wearing an AOII sweatshirt just in case her section of the crowd was on television. Beth Blake, an AOFI at Rhodes who was at the London School of Economics for the summer, was also able to go. They decided that of all the things they saw that summer, the royal wedding was the one they will remember forever.
The five girls went back to their separate colleges at the end of the sum- mer, but they will hold the extra ties they now have to each other close to their hearts forever.
Two Indiana Alums Honored
Marty Carrington Brewer and Rebecca McCampbell Fenn.
Ginger Banks Elected N.I.F. Director
Past International President
Immediate Past AOII International President Ginger Banks (Pi Kappa '68) was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Inter- fraternity Foundation during its annual meeting in December.
Elected to a three-year term, Ginger became a part of a prestigious group of 17 directors who represent men's and women's Greek organiza- tions. She serves on the committee which administers the Mary Louise Filer Roller Scholarship.
The scholarship, which was en- dowed with a $10,000 donation from Alpha Omicron Pi to honor AOITs long-time NPC Delegate, will be awarded for the first time during the meeting of the National Panhellenic Conference in November 1987.
The National Interfraternity Foundation administers several special funds and awards grants and scholarships for a variety of purposes. For example, the Founda- tion has provided grants for speakers at major regional panhellenic con- ferences, and annually honors out- standing articles in »men's and women's fraternity magazines.
Also, the Foundation publishes the Interfraternity Bulletin (formerly the IRAC Bulletin) 10 times a year.
In addition to serving on the NIF Board of Directors, Ginger is a member of AOITs delegation to the National Panhellenic Conference, vice president of the AOII Founda- tion, and a member of the Fraternity Development Committee.
Two Tell City, Indiana AOIT Alums were honored in February by the Jaycee Women for their outstanding work in the community. Marty Carrington Brewer, Chi Lambda, '67, was named the Distinguished Woman of 1987 and Rebecca McCampbell Fenn, Omicron, '77, was named the Outstanding Young Woman of 1987.
This fifth annual Service Award Banquet honors women of the com- munity based on their contributions to the betterment of the area, participa- tion in civic activities, evidence of lasting contribution to Tell City, leadership ability, personal and business progress and cooperation with individuals and civic organizations.
A native of Indianapolis, Marty re- ceived her BS from the University of Evansville where she was a member of Chi Lambda chapter. She was a double legacy and was the 40,000th AOII
initiated. Marty served her chapter as Assistant Pledge Trainer, Rush Chairman and President. After college Marty became a Regional Director in Ohio.
Rebecca is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee where she was a member of Omicron chapter at the University of Tennessee. She served her chapter as Summer Rush Chairman, Philanthropic Chairman & First Vice President/Pledge Trainer. After receiving her BS from UT she served AOII as a Resident Chapter Consultant at the University of Kentucky and later as a Pledge Adviser at Nu Omicron at VanderbiltUniversity in Nashville. While making a consultant visit for AOII, Rebecca met her future husband, Mark, at the University of Evansville.
Rebecca has two older sisters who are also AOIIs.
SCHOLARSHIP T O BE AWARDED
The Philadelphia Alumnae Panhellenic will award a $500 scholarship to a fraternity woman doing graduate work at a college or university in the five county (Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, or Bucks) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area during the 1987-1988 school year. Those interested should request an application from Krista L. Killen, 1020 Beaumont Road, Berwyn, PA 19312.
Alumnae Chapter News
Ann Arbor alumnae pose together after Rose Banquet.
School. She is the recipient of a $15,000 arthritis research grant from AOn. Dr. Falconer described her three year study designed to improve the quality of treat- ment available to patients who suffer from arthritis.
According to Carol Serfling, the Chicago West Suburban alumnae kicked off their year with a "Toast to Celebrate Sisterhood" featuring appetizers and socializing with new and old members. The next month they were entertained by a presentation of Table Trends with tips to decorate tables for everyday or special occasions. "Art Appreciation on a Budget" was the theme for another meeting as they were treated to a presentation by a staff member of an art gallery. Many fund- raisers were held during the year to support several philanthropies including arthritis research grants, Wylers Children's Hospital, and Children's Research Foundation. These events included an auction, the annual nut sale, and personalized Christmas decora- tions. All of this activity netted over $1100!
Dallas Alumnae Chapter managed to maintain steady attendance at all meet- ings this year thanks to a fully planned calendar, reported Audrey Lueth. The traditional fall Fiesta Nights were well attended and special interest programs such as silk flower arranging, home or- ganization and wardrobe accessorizing were all well received.
Ann Arbor alumnae celebrated Founders' Day in March with alumnae from Dearborn, Detroit North Suburban, and Kalamazoochapters plus collegians from Kappa Rho and Omicron Pi at a luncheon hosted by Macomb County Alumnae Chapter, reported Jane Wonders Stitt.
planned on July 19 at Gates of the Mountains, north of Helena, reports Marjorie Johnston Hunt.
The Chicago Area Council hosted Founders' Day in January with Jean Zimmerman, Regional Vice President, as the luncheon speaker. The Phi Chi chapter, University of Chicago, was honored by the Chicago Area Alumnae Chapter with gifts for their new home.
Champaign-Urbana alumnae con-
tinued their annual fundraiser,
"Survival Kits", reported Karen A highlight of the occasion was the Steigmann. These kits are boxes of mer-
chandise and foodstuffs which have
been made or collected from local mer-
chants and are purchased by parents of
Iota chapter members for distribution
during finals week. Founders' Day was
celebrated in February in the new addi-
tion to the Iota chapter house.
presentation of Dr. Judith Falconer, Northwestern University Medical
Margie A. Lamar reported that at the March annual meeting of the Boston Alumnae Chapter, members of the Delta colony at Tufts joined in a gourmet covered-dish luncheon. Two fundraisers were held for DJF and the chapter treasury, including a "Spring Things" auction with Suzanne Mumma Aupperle proving to be a near-profes- sional auctioneer!
The Bozeman Montana "phantom tea" was held again this year. Nan Booth, philanthropic chairman, mailed out an Irish Breakfast tea bag with instructions to mail in a dollar (or more) as you "stay at home, don't dress up, make your tea in a cup, and serve our philanthropy." Other money raisers for the year have included a "dime a dip" potluck with husbands and children, and a decorating tour of Gallatin Valley Furniture. This summer a reunion is
Chicago Area alumnae honor Dr. Judith Falconer at Founders' Day in January. From left, Judy Flessner, Regional Extension Officer V , Jean Zimmerman, Regional Vice President V , Dr. Falconer, and Sherry Brennan, President of the Chicago Area Council.
Greater Jackson Mississippi Alumnae front row, from left, Jan Bolton Dillon, Christine Zavodny Cameron, Nancy Richards, back row, Deborah Rogers, Stephanie Womack, Frankie Roberts, and Carol Halliburton.
over $2500 for the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation. Spring programs included microwave cooking seminars and gardening with herbs presentation, reported Joyce Sheets Overby.
Sandra Dearen of the Kentuckiana Alumnae Chapter reports that their first meeting of the spring began with a classical coffee get-together hosted by Debbie Bunger. A representative from the Kentucky Orchestra Association was the guest speaker. In March over $220 was raised for arthritis research from a rummage sale and bake sale. In May the chapter enjoyed a ride down the Ohio River on the Bonnie Belle with dates and spouses.
Lexington Alumnae spent their year focusing on the collegiate chapters in their area. In October, they held a picnic for the members of the Transylvania U. colony. For Christmas, the alumnae made candy cane reindeer for each member of Kappa Omega and Tau Omega. On Valentine's Day, they celebrated the installation of T au Omega at a reception. For Convention, this group is making a beautiful roses and wheat quilt that will be raffledoff. Jan Slagowski is directing this project, reported Paula Olthuis Schweinhart.
Dee Schlecht and the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter enjoyed Founders' Day in a unique setting. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Alumni House was the scene of the banquet with the Phi Delta chapter. The Alumni House is a large Tudor mansion built in the 1920's and is situated on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. In November, the alumnae participated in the Jingle Bell run for Arthritis, and also competed in a bowl-a-thon. Monthly meetings included food demonstrations, wine and cheese get-togethers, and a mother-daughter luncheon.
Cheryl Hall, Greater Pinellas Alumnae, models at the Champagne and Roses Fashion Show.
The Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter, as reported by Betsy Smith Thompson, held a cookie swap in February. In April they hosted an Easter egg hunt for "mini-AOris". In July the chapter will sponsor the fountain at the Beltline Shopping Mall. All coins tossed into the fountain during the month will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation.If anyone in the Decatur, Alabama area is interested in becoming part of the group, please contact Mary Louise Ogle at 205/350-2936.
The Denver Area Alumnae Chapter had a year full of events, reported Betty Ann Glascock. Founders' Day was a special occasion with JoBeth Heflin, International Fraternity Development Chairman as honored guest and speaker. In December, they held a Holiday Potluck dinner, and in February visited Spain via beautiful slides presented by Jan Spomer at a salad luncheon. A sisterhood weekend retreat for collegians and alumnae was also held in February. In April, the annual Bridge of Roses Luncheon was held at the Chi Delta chapter house in Boulder, CO. Bridge and other games of choice followed a luncheon. Proceeds from this and from a Geranium Sale benefit the Chi Delta chapter.
Rosamond Bratton of the Greater Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter of Central Pennsylvania reports of a Founders' Day celebration at the New Cumberland Library in conjunction with the Shippensburg chapter, involve- ment in the Arthritis telethon, and in April, they "bought out the house" at a local theatre for their annual fund- raising project.
The Greater Jackson Mississippi Alumnae held the annual "Wine and Cheese Membership Gala" at the home of Jan Mounger in September. Philan- thropic projects for the year included a "Select One for Arthritis" golf tourna- ment, which raised more than $18,000 for patient assistance programs; hostessing, taking tickets, and selling programs at the Annual Charity Horse Show for the Arthritis Foundation, and a "Trash your Treasures!" sale which benefitted the AOIT Foundation. Founders' Day was a special occasion when N u Beta, University of Mississippi at Oxford, and Melanie Doyle, Vice President/Development, joined the alumnae in January for the celebration, reported Christine Zavodny Cameron.
Greater Pinnellas Alumnae Chapter held the annual Champagne and Roses Luncheon/Fashion Show/Boutique in November, reported Betsy Smith. In February, the alumnae hosted a workshop for Gamma Upsilon members which included a color consultant presentation and an alumnae chapter meeting. In March they toured the Seabird Sanctuary (a sanctuary for injured wild birds), in April they had lunch with alumnae from Alpha Chi Omega, and in May they celebrated Derby Day with a cookout with dates and mates.
The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter held their tenth annual spring luncheon and style show in April. A n n Pandl Stover is the chairman for this event which benefits the Multipurpose Arthritis Center of Indiana University Medical Center. The nut sale held last fall and the Christmas auction netted
The Minneapolis Alumnae Chapter entertained the AOITs' little folks at a Christmas Party in December. In Feb- ruary they hosted a pasta potluck dinner. In April, back by request, was the annual couple's party. During all of their meetings past and yet to come, will be time set aside for the planning of Tau's 75th Anniversary in October, reports Wilma Smith Leland.
The New York/New Jersey Metro Area Alumnae held a traditional Welcome Back meeting to start off the year. A bowl-a-thon was held to raise money for arthritis research. In February, a make up seminar was the program, and, in March, a covered dish supper with the seniors of Theta Pi chapter was held. The AOIIs hosted a party with Alpha Delta Pi to raise funds for Panhellenic Scholarships. The year was wrapped up with a family bar-b-q, reported Soo Becchina.
"Calories" was the buzz word at a cooking class and luncheon held in February by the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, reports Kimberly McGown. Polly Quiqley, owner of her own cater- ing business, shared her cooking techniques. The menu opened up with shrimp mousse and ended with a chocolate bombe, with several additional specialties in between!
San Diego Alumnae Chapter enjoyed Founders' Day in February. Julie Burns, Membership Chairman of the Inter- national Standing Alumnae Committee delivered the Founders' Day message, and Marianne Carton, Ruby Fund Chairman and treasurer of the Philanthropic Foundation, spoke on ex- pressing sisterhood by always remember- ing those sisters less fortunate by consistent and generous giving to the Ruby Fund, reported Reba Traber.
A September brunch and Christmas Open House were just two of the many activities held by the Southern Orange County Alumnae Chapter, reported Coralie Katch. They also held a Holiday Boutique-Auction. In April, they joined the Northern County Alumnae for a slide presentation by Janie Crawford on her recent trip to Africa. The end of the year party had a Beauty and Beast theme. Sisters dressed up and enjoyed champagne and elegant hors d'oeuvres while spouses and dates came dressed casually and dined on beer and hot dogs.
The State College Alumnae Chapter held a Homecoming Tea in October.
Founders' Day was celebrated in December at a brunch. The alumnae performed a skit featuring clothes and items from their college days. Photo- graphs of alumnae taken during their college years were displayed along with a list of their names to be matched by the collegians. Prizes were awarded to the three girls matching the most. Meetings included planning the design for a t-shirt that will be a fundraiser. The year
ended with a couple's picnic at the home of Chloe Dellaport, reported Nancy Zendt.
Carol Barrow reports that the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter enjoyed their 8th annual Show and Sell Auction/Bazaar held in the fall. It netted $400 for arthritis research. In early spring the fourth annual shower for the Woman's Shelter for Domestic Violence brought in personal items valued at $100. T w o talented members entertained at monthly meetings. Peggy Orr, manager/ owner of Photo Flash hosted a meeting in her shop, and Lindy Legener, manager/owner of The Silver Needle hosted a meeting in her shop where the alumnae were given a lesson in cut and pierced lampshades.
Virginia Tidewater Alumnae used a lot of AOFI energy to hold the annual "Run for Roses". This event netted $3100 for arthritis research. The 8K race is run in June. It is directed by Cynthia Whorl Sidner. The race is highly respected by regular racers in the area for its unique course through rose gardens, reports Heide Pfeil Dougherty.
The Syracuse Alumnae Chapter kept themselves busy this year with activities such as a covered dish supper, and a fraternity education night run as a bingo game. In December they held a Christmas ornament auction. In March they invited a speaker from the Arthritis Foundation to lunch. During lunch there was much opportunity for dialogue between members and speaker —so much that they arrived at an ex- cellent plan forassisting the local Founda- tion. With a membership that ranges from recent graduates to 65 year-old members, it is difficult to provide all chapter assistance. Therefore, the local Foundation has agreed to supply the alumnae group with an advance listing of services it will need, so that an individual can volunteer for those that will fit around current commitments. The April meeting was a show and tell about something they treasured, such as a family document, an outstanding experience, or a momento. Emphasis on member participation at meetings has been fun and has increased ourapprecia- tion of one another, reported Harriet O'Leary.
October 6, 1987 7:00 p.m.
Chi Delta chapter house 1015 15th Street Boulder, C O 80302 For information contact: Janie Franklin 14675 E. W alsh Drive
Patricia Medley Elected to Leadership Knoxville
Patricia Medley, Knoxville Alumnae, has been elected to Leadership Knox- ville. In addition, she serves as 1st Vice President of the School Board and chairs the Adopt-a-School Advisory Board.
For thoseofyouwhoarevolunteer officers or directors of a nonprofit organization: 15 U.S. states have now passed a law granting you im- munity from liability, when you carry out your normal duties in good faith. Ask your state legisla- tors where your state stands on this important issue.
—Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 1/87
Collegiate Chapter Commentaries
Alpha Beta Tau chapter at Thomas More College has just completed their first year of being a chapter. To commemorate the first birthday of their installation, a Mother-Daughter dinner was held. A rush slide show was enter- tainment for the evening. The dinner was so successful, they plan to make it an annual event, reported Sarah Barlage.
Winter quarter for Alpha Phi at Montana State U . was highlighted by a 70th Anniversary celebration. Helen Waite Adam, initiated into Alpha Phi chapter 66 years ago was the guest of honor. Over 100 AOIls attended the celebration, reported Tracy Olson.
After many years of saving, Alpha Chi, Western Kentucky U., dedicated their first house. The event was at- tended by alumnae, parents, and friends. Tammy Owens also reports that the Alpha Chis are the champions of the Sigma Nu Powderpuff Tourna- ment. Four AOris were announced as fraternity queens: Ronda Finley as Sigma Chi Sweetheart; Leigh Ann Bristol as Sigma Nu Sweetheart; Annette Goodin as Kappa Alpha Rose; and Lynne Klingeman as Pi Kappa Alpha Dream Girl. Thirty-one pledges were initiated into the chapter—the highest number of initiates of the other six sororities on Western's campus. For the second year, an AOII has been crowned Sigma Chi Derby Darlin', with Sandra Primm winning in 1986 and Ruth Hosse capturing this year's title. Also this spring, Alpha C h i raised money for arthritis research at the annual Rock-A-Thon.
Alpha Delta, U . of Alabama, celebrated their 20th Anniversary with Past Inter- national President Ginger Banks, reported Michele Burnham. In March Tina Wall headed up Greek Week events for the entire campus. During the week, Alicia Adcock, Kim Brown, and Tina Wall were inducted into the Order of Omega, Sandra Chung was named Sophomore of the Year, and Chapter Adviser Deloris Rhodes was named Chapter Adviser of the Year.
Linda Derivan, Beta Delta chapter at Villanova reports that Trish LaMotta has been elected Panhellenic Rush Chairman. And, once again, Beta Delta will help out at Villanova's annual Easter Egg Hunt for the neighborhood children.
Beta Tau, University of Toronto raised over $570 for arthritis research at their annual Spaghetti Dinner, reported Kimm Addison. Their chapter house was transformed into a classic Italian- style restaurant for the occasion. Sue Schramayr was chairperson of the event. After rush this year, Beta Tau has become the largest female fraternity on campus.
Founders' Day at C h i Alpha chapter, U. of California Davis, was a huge success, reported Maria Stoecklin. During brunch, each alum revealed a special event that took place during her college years. Also this spring, the chapter hosted a professor dessert with plenty of dessert and lots of good advice from all of the professors.
Tracy McMurtrie of Chi Beta at the U. of Virginia reports 38 new initiates and a new house to show this spring. In
Rebecca Gillette, left, president of Alpha Delta chapter in Tuscaloosa, AL, greets Past International President Ginger Banks at the chapter's 20th anniversary celebration.
March Callaway Ludington was sponsored in the annual Phi Epsilon Pi Dance Marathon. Callaway and her partner danced through the weekend, won second place, and raised $780. Also contributing to the big weekend at the Marathon was Karen Cauthen who designed the AOII banner which won first place.
Fall semester at Chi Delta, U. of Colorado started off with chapter President Kathy Stevens being elected to Homecoming Court and Laura Woodcox being selected as a cheer- leader for the second year. Chi Delta also won the Panhellenic Spirit Award in December. In February they held their annual sisterhood retreat which was led by Regional Director Pam deZevallos. After spring break the chapter enjoyed visiting with their Moms and families during Mom's week- end, reported Susan Lawson.
Shauna Cavins from Chi Lambda at the U. of Evansville reports that fellow chapter member Michelle Norvell won first place in the talent competition and the overall title of Phi Kappa Tau Dreamgirl. Also, the chapter won second place in the Phi Tau Derby games.
Laurie Schneider, Helen Waite Adam, and Lisa LaValley represent a 66 year spread in Alpha Phi chapter sisterhood.
secutive year. Scholastically, twenty sisters were appointed to the Deans' List. Kimberly Bacon, Sandy Salter, Donna Barclay, Kimberly Frazier, Cisse Mattson, Janet Holder and Synnove Johnson all achieved perfect grades. Mary Byers, Lisa Daniel, and Kelli Clayton were inducted into Order of Omega. Mary Byers was also inducted into Mortar Board National Honor Society along with Mary Adams. Fifty- three more AOIIs were inducted into various academic and professional honoraries. Special congratulations go to Lisa Daniel and Mary Adams for
being selected to Who's Who, reported
Delta Pi chapter at Central Missouri State U. held their annual Dad's Day this spring with a bar-b-que. In May they celebrated their Silver Anniver- sary. Delta Pi shared its 25th birthday with many sisters from the past and present and enjoyed hearing Ginger Banks, Past International President as speaker on this special day. In academics, Delta Pi pledges ranked number one on campus. JanaMcKinnis was crowned Homecoming Queen. This spring Delta Pi held their annual Rock- A-Thon, rocking 24 hours for arthritis research. They also had two street-
corner collecting projects. Fall pledges participated in the Head Start program with Sigma Phi Epsilon and held a Halloween party for needy children. The chapter has adopted a grandma and grandpa from a nearby nursing home and visit them weekly. They also par- ticipated in the first panhellenic Christmas party for needy children.
Donna Woolsey of Delta Theta chapter at Texas Woman's University reports that their pledges did an excellent job with a hot dog and candy sale on campus to benefit arthritis research. This semester the chapter held their annual Walk-A-Thon also to benefit Arthritis, and a t-shirt sale to benefit Diamond Jubilee.
National Order of Omega Scholarship Recipient
chapter, U. of Missouri Columbia has been selected 1987 Panhellenic Rush Board Editor.
Delta Alpha chapter at the U. of Missouri Columbia held their first chapter meeting of the spring with awards for the women who made grades of a 3.0 or over. Balloons and cookies were given out to encourage even better performance. Also, Delta Alpha was awarded by Panhellenic for placing second in most improved grades for the fall sem ester. The first annual AOII- Delta Alpha parents weekend took place in April. Events such as a Softball game and talent show showed off AOII talents reported Joanne Fincke.
"Woodstock '86" was the first fund- raiser held this spring by Delta Delta chapter at Auburn U. The Delta Deltas teamed up with the Theta Chis and raised $8000 for arthritis research. "A Night in New Orleans" with the Sigma Pis raised another $2000. Sophomore Kelly Roberts finished as first runner up in the Miss Southern Alabama Pageant and 4th runner up in the Miss Auburn University Pageant. Five AOIIs were selected to Top 20 Miss Home- coming and five more were selected to
Top 20 Miss Auburn. Candy Smoak is a Varsity Cheerleader for the third con-
Sally Young, Delta Delta, Auburn U., top 5 Miss Auburn.
Susan Bachali is the first person from Central Missouri State University to receive the National Order of Omega Scholarship. Susan is a senior studying marketing. She was recently the Presi- dent of Delta Pi chapter and a Homecoming Queen finalist. Susan presently holds a 3.7 G.P.A. and is an outstanding member of AOII.
Order of Omega gives ten scholar- ships yearly to deserving seniors throughout the United States. Susan has proved herself outstanding in AOII, her academics, campus life, the community and in Order of Omega.
Gigi Graves, Delta Delta, Auburn U., finalist in Miss Auburn U. pageant.
Tracey Harris, Delta Delta, Auburn U., Top 20 Miss Auburn.
Kim Duffy, Epsilon Alpha, Penn State U., Order of Omega.
At Penn State U. football is a tradi- tion. Epsilon Alpha chapter hopes to continue that tradition with the start of a new fundraiser—a challenge football tournament. The event was a tremen- dous success. Over 28 teams played to raise money for arthritis research. This year, as well as the past three years, Epsilon Alpha has won the Outstanding Chapter Award from Panhellenic. This year they also won the Silver Chapter Award. Mary Pickens was selected Woman of the Year and Kelley Lynch was named Greek Woman of the Year. Both Mary and Kelley are listed in Who's Who. Twenty-two sisters made Dean's List last fall and Deann Pferdehirt achieved a perfect 4.0, reported Nancy Penrod.
Jacqueline Balcells of Gamma Alpha chapter at George Mason U . reports that Linda Alexander was chosen as TK Sweetheart. The chapter was also very successful in Greek Week activities.
In March, Gamma Sigma chapter at Georgia State U . hosted their annual AOIl for Athletes fundraiser. Frater- nities from Georgia State, Emory, and Georgia Tech participated in the Saturday events, each giving money for arthritis research. Lisa Rowell reports that they raised over $10,000.
Melissa Longstreet of Gamma Theta Chapter at U. of South Florida reports that they placed second in Homecoming festivities. During Greek Week they placed second in the talent show. Gamma Theta had the largest rush of all the other sororities on campus and received the Most Improved Sorority award for 1987. Kathy Haywood was also chosen as Outstanding Greek. Kathy was also elected as first vice- president for Panhellenic. Gamma Theta is presently the largest sorority on the U. of Florida campus.
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An old tradition has been renewed with the exciting return of Greek Week on the Indiana State U . campus, reports Shelley Johns of Kappa Alpha chapter. They were paired with Pikes and Phi Psi for Greek Follies. The trio placed first on this event. They placed second in Greek Olympics, paired with Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma N u . Overall, Kappa Alpha placed second in all of Greek Week festivities. Kelli Hallas was the Greek Week coordinator for the Univer- sity. Rhonda Crist was elected Panhel- lenic President. Lorin Buchta was chosen as a Pike Calendar girl. GLADD—Greek Leaders Against Drunk Driving—is a newly organized group on the campus. Kelli Hallas is a co- founder. She has worked in close conjunction with Indiana Governor Robert Orr.
Kim Millsaps of Kappa Omicron at Rhodes College reports that they have been busy with spring philanthropy projects. In March they held an"A-O- Panda Party". It was a mothers day out for alumnae and Rhodes faculty and was a huge success. Their next project will be a balloon lift to benefit arthritis. Philanthropy chairman is Lisa McClelland and co-chairman is Petra Meyer. Ricci Hellman, Meg McCully and Michelle Wilkins were tapped into Mortar Board. Katherine Bres and Jennifer Thomas were named to Who's Who. Suzanne Mabee was elected presi- dent of Panhellenic, Dawn Ashton was elected treasurer, and Mary Cotten was elected Historian.
At Kappa Pi, Ohio Northern U., Lynne Miller reports that Sue Burden, Karen Downing, Lynne Miller, and Lisa Wittensoldner were tapped in Mortar Board. Also, this spring they will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary.
Kappa Rho chapter was awarded the
most improved chapter by the Pan- hellenic Conference at W estern Michigan U . Debbie Sprietzer was tapped into Mortar Board, reported Jackie Eysol.
A new tradition was established on Southeastern Louisiana U . campus. Homecoming is now held in January for the basketball team. Three AOris were elected to the court. Heidi Rudiger was elected Pom Pon sweetheart, Melissa Zeno was elected Freshman Class Sweetheart, and Melissa Lanaux was crowned Homecoming Queen. Melissa also serves as Panhellenic President, reports Wendy Talley, Kappa Tau chapter.
In January, Lambda Chi chapter at LaGrange college co-hosted Founders' Day for the state of Georgia. Sheryl Stallings won Miss Congeniality and placed first runner up in the Miss Troup County Pageant. Sandra Brisendine reports that the chapter held a 24 hour Rock-A-Thon and raised $1700.
Allison Block, Lambda Sigma, U. of Georgia, reports that Sally Middleton was chosen as Rho Lambda Sophomore of the Year, and Lauri Arnold was elected Panhellenic Cabinet director. Kelly McCloud was tapped into Rho Lambda and Order of Omega.
Lambda Upsilon chapter at Lehigh U. are leading in Intermurals. They have also won Greek Week competition for the past two years.
In March, Nu Beta, U.of Mississippi, held a Big Sis/Lil' Sis Skating Party for new pledges. The annual pancake breakfast was again successful in raising funds for arthritis research. Jill Acre also reports that Jennifer Shores is one out of only two U. of Mississippi students to be accepted into graduate study at Johns Hopkins U. Chapter President Jane Day, Sylvia Jarrett and Karen Williamson are all new members of Rho Lambda.
Mary Braughler, Nu Omicron, Vanderbilt U. reports that the pledges won second place for the Spirit Award during Sigma Chi Derby Days.
Scholarship has been an area of high concentration for Omega at Miami U. Chairman Peggy Kidd developed a tutoring system among sisters. W eekly study tables were held with themes. Senior Peg Derosa received a new pass down ring going to the AOIl with the highest GPA. Omega placed first in Work Hard/Play Hard sponsored by Order of Omega, which was a night at the library. The newly elected Leaders' Council has started a "Reaching Out" program to make sure that every chapter member was informed and included at all times. Along the same lines, Kay Homjak created Project Upgrade, a committee which acts as a liaison between the council and the
was chosen as the Kappa Sigma Valentine Sweetheart. Also, Lynn Takacs was chosen as the Alpha Tau Omega Sweetheart. Pi Omicron held its first annual Rose Bowl tournament. The campus supported them by enter- ing football teams and coming to the victory party. They plan to make this an annual event. The pledges held a St. Patrick's Day carnation sale during exam week. In May, they will celebrate their one year anniversary as a chapter.
At Rho Omicron chapter at Middle Tennessee State U., Kristian Kilpatrick reports of the initiation of their second pledge class. Twenty-five new members were initiated.
Sigma chapter at the U . of California Berkeley is eighty years old! This was the theme of their Founders' Day, reports Shannon Dunne. Over 200 collegians and alumnae attended the event. This spring the chapter held a mother-daughter tea, chaired by Nima Chandler. Laura Mathis organized a Scholarship Dinner. Nicloe Maguire was named Panhellenic Woman of the Year. One of Sigma's philanthropic projects was bowling to raise money for arthritis research. They also joined up with Phi Sigma Kappa and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities and put on a dance for arthritis research and the Berkeley Food Project. Also, Sigma continues to provide tutors for a local elementary school in scholastic as well as physical education areas.
Sigma Alpha chapter at W . Virginia U. placed second in Homecoming activi- ties. Other activities during the sem ester included an ice cream spree and a chapter relations planned retreat. For philanthropy, the chapter has been working on a raffle, reported Gina Julian.
From left Donelyn Willis, President Lambda Sigma, U. of Georgia Athens, Lisa Cape, President, Gamma Sigma, Georgia State U., and Julie Roberts, President, Lambda Chi Chapter, LaGrange at Founders' Day.
chapter. It also serves as an inspirational group. On the first Monday of each month the chapter gathers in their suite to EAT! "Monday Munchies"with such themes as Valentine's Day and Mexican provided by Jill Thompson and her committee. Kirsten Rennie success- fully destroyed waistlines all over campus with the annual Reese Easter Egg sale, reported Chris Seuman.
Omega Omicron at Lambuth College had their semi-annual AOPie Sale. This event raised over $200 for arthritis research. T w o AOFIs will participate in the Miss Tennessee pageant in June; Mary Newpart, Miss Bluegrass, and Kippi Foote, Miss Lambuth, reported Ann Myers.
Kelly Broyles at Omicron chapter, U. of Tennessee Knoxville reports that Alex Haley was their Founders' Day speaker. Melissa Brandon, chapter President was chosen as a Chapter con- sultant, and Beth Sherwood graduated number one in the College of Communications.
Omicron Pi at the U. of Michigan raised over $1700 for arthritis during Greek Week at their sixth annual Dance contest. Their Greek Week team of Psi Upsilon and Kappa Sigma fraternities
were successful in "Greek Limbo" where they placed first, reports Patty Loeher.
Stephanie Rupp of Phi Chi chapter at the U. of Chicago reports that Phi Chi participated in car washes and their annual Walk-For-Arthritis for philan- thropy this year. Their chapter also par- ticipated in the 76th annual Interfraternity Sing. Last year they became the first women's group ever to sing in the event.
The Phi Upsilons at Purdue U . have held three fundraisers this year. Singing Valentines, a show your tan contest, and the 4th edition of the Men of Purdue calendar. Patrice Radzinski has been chosen as Theta Chi Dreamgirl.
Amy Smith reports that Pi chapter at Newcomb College came in second in Sigma Chi Derby week. Also, for philan- thropy, they held a can shake and par- ticipated in a telethon in April.
The Pi Alpha pledge class at the U.of Louisville had the highest pledge class GPA, reports Laura Shea. Pi Alpha has been involved in many activities such as a chapter relations retreat, working with area alumnae on a rummage and bake sale, and collecting canned goods.
Andrea Buttrey, Pi Omicron, Austin Peay State U. reports that Carroll Wade
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Tau Lambda, Shippensburg U. is now the largest sorority on campus, reports Lynne Reddington. Also, they pooled their athletic skills for the Greek Week contests and joined the men of Theta Chi in Greek Sing.
The annual Mother/Daughter Banquet was slightly different this year at Tau Omicron, U. of Tennessee Martin. It ended up being a Parent/ Daughter Banquet, which was very well attended. Carla McDonald placed second runner-up in the Miss U T M Pageant, and first in talent. For their participation in Jump Rope for Heart, the AOIls won first place for best sign. To promote scholarship, Tau Omicron hosted the annual Rose Bowl competi- tion. And in April, they hosted their annual Miss Weakley County Pageant. Proceeds from the pageant benefit arthritis research, reported Stephanie Anderson.
Theta Beta chapter at Towson State U. reached the play-offs in every intra- mural sport this year. Melanie Goldsmith has been President of the student body. For philanthropy, they have held car washes, raffles, and a bowl-a-thon, reports Footie Brice.
philanthropy this year, they partici- pated in W alking-For-Cancer.
Zeta chapter at the University of Nebraska held a "Hoop-It", an inter- fraternity basketball tournament this spring. Also, several chapter members assisted a local elementary school at their spring carnival. Fairly new to Zeta is the development of an organizational outline which is helpful to officer and chapter planning and programming. Itis similar to the CCOM, but is called the ZCOM (Zeta Chapter Operations Manual). The difference is that it is more specific to the operations of Zeta chapter. Another new book is called "Priceless People." It was developed by the Nebraska Human Resources and Research Foundation, and contains in- valuable information about interperson- al and relationship skills. Zeta plans to incorporate its use into their pledge program to benefit their new sisters with their interpersonal and relationship skills such as active listening, self-disclosure, and time management.
Iota Sigma, Iowa State U., took home a first place trophy at Veishea, a four day campus event that celebrates all that the university has to offer. Also, in January, they enjoyed a special Founders' Day and initiation banquet with Barb Hunt, Executive Board
Martha Canchola of Sigma Phi chapter at Cal State U., Northridge reports that Lisa Hull won the title of Miss Northridge. She will participate in the Miss California pageant in June. Also, the chapter entertained their families at a Parents' Dinner this spring.
Sandi Whiteman organized a chapter retreat at Sigma Rho, Slippery Rock U., reports Penny Burns. Jomarie Scerbo was tapped into the Order of Omega. Eileen Kinney won the talent award in the Miss Slippery Rock U. Pageant.
Tau Chapter, U. of Minnesota reports that Elizabeth Shea has become a member of the Homecoming Executive
Sigma Phi, Cal State U., Northridge, participated in the Panorama City/Sepulveda parade sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Julie McClure, Theta Omega, Member as speaker, reported Jenny
Northern Arizona U. reports that for
Jons and Shelly Lidster.
Summer 1987 33
Zeta Pi Installed
at U. of Alabama-Birmingham
by Ginger Busby
Zeta Pi chapter members pose after installation.
On Saturday, January 24, 1987 a dream came true for 45 young women. They were all initiated into the newly installed Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
What began as a local sorority, became the Zeta Pi Colony of Alpha Omicron Pi on November 20, 1987.
The festivities began on Friday night with the Tau Delta Chapter, Birming- ham Southern College hosting Inspira- tion night. The ceremony was held at the home of Leigh Ann Blumenthal, a Zeta Pi member. Initiation and pledging were on Saturday, with International
President, Peg Crawford, officiating. Several local alumnae acted as sponsors for the girls.
Initiation was attended by quite a few supporting sisters. Representatives from Alpha Delta, U. of Alabama, Delta Delta, Auburn U., Gamma Delta, U. of S. Alabama, and Tau Delta Chapters were all present. Also there were quite a few local alumnae and other alumnae in attendance. Special guests included; Lis Donaldson, Regional Vice President and Elise Moss, Regional Director.
After the ceremony the Rose Banquet took place. Monna Daugette, Chapter Advisor acted as Toastmistress in place
of Beth Miskelley since the arrival of her son was a bit early.
Others who participated in the Initia- tion and Installation included Alumnae Carol Stephens, Laura Burcham, Beverly Badger, Barbara Mason, Cindy O'Shields, and Ginger Busby.
On Sunday, January 25, 1987 a campus reception was held for the new Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi. There were quite a few University officials and members of the University Greek system in attendance, all of who wished the Zeta Pi chapter the best.
... ... ...
roster to 156 chartered chapters
we completed another fiscally sound biennium with a
new programs have been developed in the areas of pledge education, scholarship, and crisis management
the Executive Board and the Fraternity Development Committee chairman participated in a historic long-range planning retreat to develop plans to lead the fraternity into the 1990s and beyond
four specialized training weekends have been conducted for regional officers
Alpha Omicron Pi is pleased
to announce Fall 1987 colonizations at:
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
AOn alumnae can participate in a meaningful manner by sending to International Headquarters any of the following:
Names of A0I1 legacies attending these universities.
Membership information on young women whom you know are attending these universities including in-coming freshmen.
Notification that you are moving into Athens, Ohio or San Jose, California area and would like to volunteer your talents to serve our newest colonies.
Did you know that . . .
... we installed 2 0 collegiate chapters increasing our
(The IN MEMORIAM list represents those members of Alpha Omicron Pi whose death was reported to International Headquarters
between 4/1/85 - 4/1/87)
Alpha Gamma Washington State U. Floy Marjorie Bailey Ruth Isabel R. Fischer
Alpha Omicron Louisiana State U. Linda Jane Franck
Montana State University Ruth Alma Barnes Margy Peterson Barbara Jean Sampson
Florida StateU. Helen Morris Davis
Ella F. Anderson Clarice Gale Childers
U. ol Oregon Mildred Jo Hudson
Alice Margaret Attridge Nellie Lea Lind
Michigan StateU. Mabel Fern Petersen
U. of British Columbia Beatrice Margaret Mabee
Vivian All is
Mary Jane Ciotti
Mary Elizabeth Downs Donna Rae Hartle Barbara Lee Millbranth Virginia Evelyn Schwin Nell Smith
U. of Toronto
Mary McDonald Drummond
Ruth Mary Kenney
Editor's Note: Notice of the death of a mem- ber of AOn should be sent to International Headquarters, 3821 Cleghorn Ave., Nash- ville, T N 37215. The list is published before each biennial Conven- tion.
Thelma Evelyne Brown Katherine Clement Marjorie Ada Croop Olive Louise Fenton Florence Zula Witthoft Mildred Emma Wright Ruth Harriett Young
U. of Colorado
Dorothy Ruth Crandall Dorothy Jean Nelson Gail Laine Sheehy
Elizabeth Marian Lakin Elizabeth McDermott Louise Agatha Walls
U. of Southwestern Louisiana Daisy Ward-Steinman
Murray State U. Sandra Forrest Camp
Harriet Robert Fabrey Janet Roberta McLoughlin Catherine Moore Sharp Ruth Ethel Vanderbrook Dorothy Dunlap Westman
Marie Alma Butler Jane Allison Dill Judith Ann Fusetti Ann Louise LaClair
U. of Wisconsin Adrienne Alba Jackson
U. of Maine-Orono
Zoe De B. Alexander
Sara Alice Bogan
Esther Jones Brake Olevia Olive Fahey Marion Ella Martin
Emma Spring Means Cynthia Ann Pendleton Charlotte Chipman Stuart
Gamma Omicron U. of Florida
Nancy Alberta O'Farrell
U. of Illinois
Geraldine Priscill Daniels Marilyn Ann Gray
' Frances Elaine Ann Hoppin Jeanne Eleanor Jacobson Margaret Eloise Kennedy Eliza Bonita Schoening Ruth Ada Watts
Helen Gertrude May Grances Hunt McHenry Anne Elizabeth Worth
Kappa Alpha Indiana StateU. Kathryn Lee Steel
Ruth Anderson Ronningen
U. of California-Los Angeles Mary Rae Scidmore
Lambda Stanford U . Velda Berry
Eleanor Kingsbur Schwarz
California State U.-Ung Beach Susan Marie Tomson Lambda Sigma
U. of Georgia
Lenora Frances Grumbles Linda Harris
Northeast Louisiana U. Adrienne Magruder Gaston
Amy Dexter Baker
Mississippi State U.
Johnny Renon Varnell Matlock
Southern MethodistU. Isabel Reba Crawford Lora Mildred Kraus
Katrina Overall McDonald
Etta Marie Fox Francis
U. ol Tennessee Dorothy Herbert Allen Kathryn Ruffin
U. of Michigan
Shirley Holmes Harrington
U. of Kansas Marguerite Cayot Lorraine Clara Wilson Phi Lambda Youngstown State Univ. Marietta Bagnall
University of Maryland Barbara Berger
U. of Pennsylvania Margaret Rea Blew Marianna Theresa Noyes
Margaret Jane Murphy Marion Schmidt
Louise Talman Thompson Hazel Jeanette Utter
Portland StateU. Elizabeth Anne Corlett
U. of California-Berkeley
Virginia Winifred Simpson
Hartwlck College Patricia Louise Winger
University of Minnesota San Mary Bestler Kathryn Ann Grant Cecile Maclnnes
Martha Frances Newell Shirley Elaine p'Leary Ruth Caroline Salisbury
Birmingham Southern College Agnes Evelyn Stafford
Julia Edith Baker
Ruth Ann Carlson
Sally Wadsworth lllges Martha Ellen Johnson Roberta Taylor
U. of Cincinnati Mariemae Schwarz
University of Toledo Laurel R. Matzinger
U. of Washington
Charlotte Marie Layman Mary Genevieve Steiss
U. of Nebraska-Lincoln
Enid Margaret Andrews Helen Aruilla Blackburn Florence Augusta Dahl Margaret Colleen Epperson Emma Estelle Hunter Frederique C. Straley Cathy Jo Thibault
Shirley Lou Walker
A Planning Guide
As we near 100 years of Alpha Omicron Pi, more and more chapters are beginning to hold Anniversary Celebrations. Here follows a planning outline for those chapters who have upcoming celebrations. The use of this outline will guide you in all areas, and provide you with a trouble-free and positive event!
A Anniversary Celebration
FOUR MONTHS [MINIMUM] PRIOR TO ANNIVERSARY DATE: — decide type of celebration
— date for celebration
— determine location, make reservations
— select anniversary chairman and committee
— notify Executive Director in Headquarters, your Regional Director and
Regional Vice President
— make full list with addresses of all who will be invited
— send advance notice to all alumnae of the chapter using addresses in the most
recent chapter roll (self adhesive address labels can be ordered through Headquarters)
TWO MONTHS PRIOR:
— plan for 50 year membership certificates and order from Headquarters — select final menu
— plan all decorations
— finalize program for each event
— arrange overnight accommodations for out-of-towners
— issue all invitations (six weeks prior they must be in the mail)
ONE MONTH TO GO:
— print program
— prepare displays
— start receiving RSVPs
PLANNING DETAILS FOUR MONTHS
1. The type of celebration depends upon which anniversary (larger for 50th than for 25th) and size of your chapter.
a) A large affair might be a luncheon, banquet or reception held at the university or club facilities,
or even a weekend of activities.
b) A smaller affair might be a luncheon, tea reception or dinner possibly held in someone's home.
2. The date for the celebration
a) If it is a collegiate anniversary, consult your Alumnae Chapter to see if they are celebrating, too.
Coordinate all activities with the alums.
b) Choose a day, evening or weekend when most of your members will be free.
c) Select a day which does not interfere with other known activities.
d) Select a date at least four months in advance. It may be necessary to have alternative dates for
restaurants and other possible locations might all ready be reserved for the date you have chosen. Although it is often impossible to arrange the celebration for the actual week of the anniversary, most chapters do try to celebrate during the month of their anniversary. Local circumstances and the type of celebration planned will often determine the timing.
3. Make a firm reservation with the location of your choice.
4. Select a committee and an anniversary chairman
a) As ChapterPresident you should choose a chairmanyourself—someone whom you know will
be dependable and will work well with the committee.
b) Do not depend solely upon volunteers for the committee. You and the chairman know who the
best workers are..
c) Tf your celebration will include more than one event (e.g., reception for the campus and banquet
for AOIIs) have the Anniversary Chairman appoint sub-chairmen for each separate event.
5. Write to your Regional Director, Regional Vice President; and the Executive Director in Headquarters.
a) Type of celebration (banquet, reception, etc.)
b) Date, time, place and suitable apparel (October 10, 7:30 p.m., Banquet at the Country Club,
6738 Happy St., Fredonia, O K 78521; formal dress)
6. Make a full list, with addresses, of all those you wish to invite (see 2,e. under "invitations" below for non-AOII suggestions)
COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES TWO MONTHS:
1. Select a menu, working with the personnel at the club or hotel, keeping in mind that you want "something special" and also the cost. Don't forget that you will have guests whom you will want to pay for.
2. Prepare and issue invitations
a) Try to contact ALL AOFIs in the area.
b) Contact all alumnae of the chapter using the addresses on the most recent chapter roll,
maintained by corresponding secretary. Remember that address labels can be ordered through
c) Extend special invitations to all Charter Members, whether they are in the city or at a distance.
Year of initiation and addresses are on the most recent chapter roll.
d) Remember to extend an invitation to your Regional Officers, nearby chapter Presidents and to
the International President.
e) At every 25th, 50th and 75th collegiate anniversary university representatives should be
invited. Depending upon the campus situation and the type of celebration, the following are suggested as typical representatives: Panhellenic Adviser, Dean of Students, faculty adviser, presidents of sorority and fraternity chapters, President of the University.
f) Check with hospitality about motel reservations, if necessary, so that details can be included on invitations.
g) Although you may want to send out an advance announcement about your up-coming anniversary, the final invitations with required RSVP and reservation deadline MUST be sent 4-6 weeks prior to the date. Don't forget to include the address and phone number of the Reservations Chairman on the invitation.
Plan the decorations
a) Consider table linens. Check with facility personnel to determine what is available.
b) Centerpieces for tables. Consider size of table and harmonize with linens. Plan a little extra for
the head table.
c) If room decorations are to be used, be sure they are large enough to be seen, yet still in harmony
with other decorations.
d) If personal favors are to be given, these too, are the responsibility of the Decorations
Chairman. These are not mandatory, but should be nice, handmade favors, if used.
4. Arrange the program
a) Secure a Toastmistress
b) Determine seating at the head table
c) Allow for receiving line, special greetings and welcomes
d) Be certain the speaker is informed about what she should speak on and the length of time you
wish her to speak. Inform her about the rest of the program—send her an outline of your plans as soon as they are final. If you have an International or Regional representative present who is NOT your speaker, be sure that she is asked to speak briefly.
e) Be sure to sing the AOII Grace. Arrange other singing in the program, too. f) Plan special recognition of all Charter Members who are present.
g) Plan for presentation of 50 year membership certificates.
i) Check the initiation date on the most recent chapter roll if you are at all uncertain about
your chapter's 50 year members.
ii) Check with Headquarters for the initiation date of any other alumnae in your area whom
you think might qualify.
iii) Order from Headquarters as many 50 year certificates and/or 50 year pins as you will need.
h) Ascertain that a microphone and speaker's stand will be available.
i) Ideas: Charter Members could recall the history surrounding the founding and the fun times
Work with program chairman to secure the following information as early as possible. The program should include: Chapter name, anniversary and date; name of speaker for the occasion; all activities for this celebration; date of installation of the chapter; all charter members; list of 50 year members being honored; list of past presidents of the chapter; list of present International Executive Board; list of Regional Officers; list of Chapter Officers; list of committee members.
Plan to have an area to display congratulatory notes, chapter scrapbooks over the years, trophies and awards received by the chapter; pictures and T O DRAGMA articles. Some alumnae may be able to lend you display items—mark them clearly and return them promptly.
a) Be sure that the speaker (and any Regional or International representatives) is picked up at her
point of arrival, and that she is taken back to the train or plane; or that explicit directions are given if she will be driving. •
IF THE SPEAKER IS THE ASSIGNED A0II REPRESENTATIVE, all transportation to and from the city is paid by regional or international funds. Meal and drink expenses for all official functions and overnight accommodations are chapter expenses. One of your alumnae or advisers might enjoy having this officer as her overnight guest.
IF SPEAKER IS N O T T H E ASSIGNED AOn REPRESENTATIVE be sure that overnight hospitality is available for her if she should need to stay the night. All expenses for the speaker—transportation, food, accommodations —are the obligation of the chapter.
b) Have special hostesses available EARLY to greet guests and to see that they are introduced.
c) Assign special hostesses for all dignitaries. A hostess must stay with her special guest
throughout the event (rush her!).
d) If there will be a receiving line, have a FULL CHAPTER practice at least once. Suggested
receiving line includes: Chapter President; Chapter Adviser, Housemother, Corporation President; International and Regional dignitaries. As the Chapter President is the first person in any receiving line, she must familiarize herself with the guest list so she will know when she glances at D r . Smith's nametag that he is the Dean of Students, etc.
they used to have; recall the fashions and campus-history during the years which the chapter has been on campus; alums like to hear what the chapter is doing now, the honors which the chapter has received during the years, physical tours of the campus and the house. Every one likes to see "The Loan" written off!
—ft I J • Anniversary Celebration •
e) Prepare nametags for everyone—perhaps color coded for alumnae, collegiate, regional or international officer, advisers, etc.
f) Should you anticipate a large number of out-of-towners having to stay the night, you should contact a riearby hotel/motel about the rate for a block of rooms, and for final reservation
. deadline for this special rate.
8. Recording the Special Event
a) Arrange to have a photographer present for pictures for your scrapbook and for TO DRAGMA
(must be glossy black and white).
b) Have everyone sign the Guest Book and a special copy(ies) of the program for your historical
files. (Don't forget to assign an attendant to oversee the signing).
c) Write up the event for TO DRAGMA. Send in your story, with pictures, as quickly as
possible—within two weeks, at least.
d) Send a copy of your story, with pictures and program, to the International Historian (address in
Fall T O DRAGMA) so that she will have it for the permanent history.
e) Keep a full record of the celebration for the chapter, e.g., special scrapbook, tapes of the charter members reminiscences and/or the speaker, pictures, signatures, program,guest book, etc., IN
ADDITION T O the written story of the event.
9. Evaluating the Celebration
No matter how many committee chairmen you may have, this is an important aspect of the Anniversary Chairman's job. Before you forget the particulars write a report for the chapter files. Give all the details and do not forget to note which things caused difficulty. Be sure to keep a copy of the program.
10. Showing Your Appreciation
Thank you notes should be sent to all those who helped to make the occasion something special.
The Greater Allentown/Bethlehem Alumnae
Alpha Omicron Pi
cordially invite you to join with them in a celebration of tradition.
A luncheon will be held to honor the Twentieth Anniversary of the installa tion of their chapter.
Guest Speaker: Mary Jean Polaski, RVP Date: Sunday, September 13, 1987 Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Candlelight Inn, 4431 Easton
Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017 Cost: $10.00/person
Please send cost along with Name, Address, Phone/For more information contact:
JoAnn Kach Knerr 2906 Klein St. Allentown, PA 18103 (215) 791-4651
Alpha Phi chapter &
Bozeman, Montana Alumnae Chapter invite you to
An A0II reunion
Saturday, July 19
Noon to 5:00
Gates of the Mountains north of Helena, Montana
Excursion boat trips available
For further information contact: Beverly Townsend 406/586-6422
Bring food for your family
A Conversation with Sue Lewis, Executive Director, CAE
June 1, 1987 marked the tenth anniver- sary of Sue Lewis' service to the Frater- nity as Executive Director. This decade has been one of change, growth, and prosperity for Alpha Omicron Pi. In the exerpts that follow of the conversation we shared on a beautiful spring day this past April, you will enjoy—as did I— watching the patchwork progress of the Fraternity unfold as a unified master plan that has served us well. You will also enjoy, I trust, having a glimpse of the personal side of Sue Lewis: active volunteer and dedicated wife and mother. For those of us who are fortunate enough to call her our friend as well as our boss, it is having the op- portunity to share in this personal side that has made all the difference.
Q. How has Headquarters' staff opera- tions changed in the past ten years?
When I came on staff, there were about four staff members, and now we have 11. We certainly have increased in size. Part of the professionalization concept was to systematically, as the Fraternity was able, add more duties to Head- quarters. First of all, this was clerical duties, and clerical assistance remains the base support. But I think as we have continued to evolve beyond that step, I have observed that many of the leaders have come to depend more upon the advice and opinions of staff. Head- quarters' staff does not make decisions about policy—and never will. This is the responsibility of our volunteer leaders —particularly the Executive Board. But
what we have done is freed up the volunteer leadership to give them time to do pro-active planning. That has been an important philosophical evolution.
Q. How has your position specifically evolved since you accepted the job in 1977?
My perception of the job when I accept- ed it was that I was to execute those tasks that were given to me by the Executive Board. I still do that. But the significant change in my role is that I now focus on thinking of things to suggest to the Executive Board that we as an organization might be doing. Part of the professionalization resolution added to the Board three non-voting positions: legal advisor, financial
by Becky Montgomery Pena, Kappa Pi Chapter Service Coordinator
Sue Lewis, A0I1 Executive Director,CAE
advisor, and the fraternity Executive Director. The role of the Executive Director was to actually give advice in the fraternal arena.
Over the years, I have become more pro-active in that [role]. I think the Board welcomes the fact that I come to meetings or planning retreats with new ideas. They are comfortable with this, I think, because as I come with a new idea I'll also come with a plan of action that is manageable for implementation. The Executive Board has allowed me to become a pro-active member of the Board even though I am an ex-officio, non-voting member.
Q. Before becoming Executive Director, you were Dean of Student Life at Huntingdon College. Describe the changes in the collegiate environment and how that has impacted the Fraternity.
My collegiate environment perception from that period of time would not only be linked to my involvement as Dean of Students, but also linked to my travels two years prior to that as a Chapter Consultant. Huntingdon College is a small, conservative, United Methodist affiliated college. While some dynamics in the academic environment at large were in place there, it certainly was more conservative than the norm. Having traveled primarily on the W est Coast and seeing the very radical extreme in 1971-72, the two ex- periences together probably give me a balance of what reality was.
There was still a lot of independence. Students just didn't welcome and accept guidance as is true today. It has been interesting to me to see in the fraternal arena that they are accepting structure and guidance. I think students are much more concerned about being accepted into the main stream of society and looking for business opportunities. That has been a broad evolution of our society. Our society in general is much more conservative. So is the academic environment and certainly the Greek environment. That is very much a part of why Greeks are flourishing right now because they are the bastion of tradi- tion. I think [this is true of] the women's groups in particular because of the evolving role of women in the labor force. W omen really see membership as a significant networking tool.
Q. We have installed 20 new chapters in two years. Is extension going to slow down?
We've met our goal of having over100 active collegiate chapters, and certainly we want to continue to grow. But the master plan was never to continue to grow at the rate we have been. Ido think
that extension will slow down—that there will be a levelingout. Then we will reach a plateau of steady growth each year. I think t fiat's healthy.
Q. In 1981, the Fraternity realized a long-standing dream: acquisition of a permanent Headquarters. In retrospect, why was securing a permanent Head- quarters so important?
I think it was very important for a couple of reasons. One is simply an economic reason. We certainly have built up a wonderful equity in this building and a real asset to the financial balance sheet of the Fraternity. But more importantly is the pride factor. I think it gives our members a great sense of pride and permanency to have a per- manent International Headquarters.
I do use the term "permanent" in a rather loose sense. We will be doing more and more specialized training ses- sions. I would like for us to be able to have a training school for Chapter Advisers and special sessions for Alumnae Presidents. As a part of that, we want to have a facility that could comfortably accomodate such sessions. This building has put us in a position to negotiate successfully to move to some- thing that will be even better in our evolution.
Q. Y ou mentioned our training program. What have been the most significant developments in this area?
For a number of years, we have had an outstanding and exemplary training program for our Chapter Consultants. It has been emulated by a number of other NPC groups. Ithink that what we have done is taken the realization that some well thought out, hands-on train- ing is the key to successful operations overall and moved that into our middle
Q. AOn has grown into a big business.
What do we need to do to make sure that
we don't lose touch with our basic management ranks. We've gotten precepts while still managing the excellent feedback from the special
business of the Fraternity professionally?
I think this is probably the most central issue that we have to give our attention to now and in the future because sister- hood is what: makes us the kind of organization that we are. The sister- hood aspect is what makes us unique from other associations. I think we have to do this like we always have: one on one. This is why we are adding two more regions, so that the Regional Directors can still have the same workload and the same number of chapters to supervise.
Stroking is all the more important. The Executive Boa rd really makes a conscious effort in sharing information. It is important to communicate not only with those who need to know, but also with those who might like to know. I think, too, that you have got to make people feel like what they are doing is important. The secret to successful management is "thank you, thank you, thank you."
training sessions for Regional Directors and Regional Rush Officers. I think that we will gradually evolve to include other areas as well.
Q. In 1979,the AOn Philanthropic Foundation was chartered. How has it impacted the Fraternity?
As with any new entity, it takes time to get up and running full steam, and I think the Foundation has really done a beautiful job of that in a systematic way. I think the Foundation is really the security of the Fraternity's Future. The concept that while maintaining all of our outside philanthropies —such as arthritis research—an equally legitimate philanthropy is support of the educa- tional programs for the Fraternity is fairly new to our membership. For the Foundation to develop, for example, an endowment which is what it is working toward now is indeed to insure the future of the Fraternity because the interest can be used in perputuity for educational programs. It is really a very
Q. Y ou make time to serve in a number of volunteer positions in a variety of organizations. Why is that important to you?
I think you ought to practice what you preach. It would be hard for me to say to a volunteer how important her time is if I wasn't doing any [volunteering] myself. I think you have to set an example by your actions.
Q. Despite the magnitude of your pro- fessional and volunteer responsibilities, your family remains your first priority. How have you managed to keep things in balance?
First of all, I have an exceptionally won- derful husband, and 1think that is truly the bottom line. Rex has been very supportive and encouraging of all the things I have done. He plans his travel schedule around my meetings. We have monthly sessions where we coordinate our schedules. You have to have a "can do" philosophy, and you've got to see the opportunities rather than the road- blocks. When I accepted this job, I didn't know I was pregnant—let alone pregnant with twins. The roadblock philosophy would have been to call up the Executive Board and say "I'm sorry, I can't do this now." Our philosophy was that we didn't know how, but we would work it out somehow.
You know if it ever came down to a conflict I couldn't resolve, family would win out. The family is going to be there long after any career decisions. I was brought up in a very loving and stable kind of family environment. That's what gave me my positive attitude, and that's what I want to pass on to Brian and Kathy, [my nine year old twins]. If I can pass that on to the people that 1 work with, that's gravy. But I have got to pass it on to my kids.
Q. What has been your greatest ac- complishment as Executive Director?
Without any question, that would be the individual people that I think I have helped develop. There are a lot of programs that have helped the Frater- nity as an organization that Ihave been a part of, and I'm pleased we are leaders in doing some of those programs. But, of far more personal significance to me are the people that I have encouraged as volunteers and/or staff. I have really seen them grow and develop in their leadership both within the organization and as individuals who have achieved personal accomplishments because of the confidence they have gained in their involvement in AOII.
I know in a very quiet way I have helped them, but I know I have helped them. That's most important to me far and above anything else.
Vince Robison, incoming chairman of the American Society of Association Executives, congratulates Sue for being inducted as a fellow of ASAE.
long-range kind of insurance policy, and is a wonderful way for our members to be involved in a significant way with the life of the Fraternity. I think the develop- ment of the Foundation is going to be key in the next ten years.
Q. The Executive Board participated in a long range planning retreat in January. Above and beyond what will result from the retreat, why is this significant?
I think this has been the goal to which we have been headed with the whole professionalization. We talked earlier that we are trying to get to the point where the leaders have time to do pro- active planning. And Ithink the fact that we have had this retreat and certainly in the future will have others to follow-up on it, is a statement that we have gotten to that point.
Q. In the past year, you have been awarded two very prestigious honors: the designation of Certified Association Executive and induction into an elite group of association professionals known as the American Society of As- sociation Executives [ASAE] Fellows. How does this reflect on AOII?
I think that it is a statement about how AOII has been a leader in the concept of professionalization among women's fraternal groups and continues to be a leader in that arena. I think that it speaks highly for the kind of operation we are running here. The CAE desig- nation was more of a personal accomp- lishment. I studied all summer and took and passed a very difficult certification exam, but the induction into Fellows is more a statement of the Fraternity.
I was interested to notice among the eleven Fellows inducted this year, the only other woman was the Executive Director of the American Association of University Women. She has a staff of over 100. I think it is a real compliment to be the only other women's organiza- tion included in that small and elite group. The awards committee deemed weweretobeapartofandworthytobe recognized with these other prestigious associations. So I think the Fellows experience is more of a statement of the Fraternity and its stance among Greek groups —particularly the women's fraternities.
Alpha Omicron Pi
DIAMOND JUBILEE FOUNDATION
Muriel Turner McKinney Scholarship Grant in Aid
Helen T. Haller Scholarship
(for a sister returning to college)
Problem: High College Costs!
Diamond Jubilee Foundation Grants and Scholarships.
The Alpha Omicron Pi Diamond Jubilee Foundation was established to assist our sisters with their college costs as well as to promote and strengthen our Fraternity. Promotion of friendship, welfare of members and service to others are the principles of AOI1. Our Scholarship Foundation makes these principles the living reality of helping each other and the world about us.
The funds contributed to the Foundation furnish educational assistance to promising young women being trained in the traditions that have benefited the lives of generations of AOIIs.
COLLEGIANS, ALUMNAE, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
AID AND ENCOURAGE OUR PROGRAMS BY DONATIONS O F CASH, SECURITIES, REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE BEQUESTS / TRUSTS IN WILLS AND CODICILS MEMORIAL GIFTS
(to remember a deceased sister and/or non members)
All gifts and bequests to this Foundation are tax deductible.
Mail Gifts To:
Alpha Omicron Pi
DIAMOND JUBILEE FOUNDATION Mrs. Harry L.Winn,Jr.
301 N. Harrison, Bldg. B, Suite 372 Princeton, New Jersey 08540
'Investment in Education
AOITs LONDON SHOPPING SPREE -January, 1988-
LAND PACKAGE will include:
— Six (6) nights at the gracious superior first class Westbury Hotel in the heart of Mayfair,
— Full English breakfast daily including tax/service.
— Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers with assistance.
— Half-day London sightseeing with local guide.
— Theatre Evening, including ticket to West End Show and roundtrip transfers.
— 3-course Hotel dinner in private room (can be scheduled at AOH's discretion)
— Hospitality Desk at hotel daily for two hours.
— Porterage at airport/hotel of 2 bags per person.
— One free LAND package, based on shared double room, for every 20 paid participants.
*LAND PACKAGE Cost per person, double occupancy: $699.00
*Single room supplement, add: $199.00
*Subject to minimum twenty (20) paid participants, and to currency exchange rates at time of
For more information, write: Group Department, Sailair Travel, 28 White Bridge Rd.,Suite 207, Nashville, T N 37205 or call toll-free 1-800-682-1300; within Tennessee 1-800-221-8999.
All "Shopping Spree" participants must purchase airline tickets from Sailair Travel.
Each person purchasing ticket through Sailair Travel receives $100,000 Travel/Accident insurance.
*Based on minimum 20 paid participants. Summer 1987
"I Pledged AOH" T-Shirt, silk screened letters, red only. $6.00
AOH Shorts, silk screened letters, side and back pockets, white or navy. $12.50
AOH Raft, yellow, red, green or blue. $8.50
AOII Beachball, $2.50
AOII Sunglasses, amber or smoked tint. $7.50
AOII Beachtowel. $18.00
ITEMS (specify quantity)
AMOUNT ENCLOSED $
Send order form to
ALPHA OMICRON PI INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 3821 Cleghorn Avenue Nashville, TN 37215
(Please allow sufficient time (or orders to be processed.)
A service charge of $2.50 will be added to each order less than $10.00 These prices include shipping and handling if prepaid
Iamawomanoftoday.Iam strong. I am resourceful. I am caring. I can make a difference. In my family. In my profession. In my
I can make a difference. By
considering the future. By analyzing the options. By making
I can make a difference—
now and in the future—
through personal involvement
and through financial and estate planning. I want to help make sure that I and those I care about are provided for. That includes my family and my Fraternity.
As part of my financial plan, I have written a will. And in it I have remembered the Endowment of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation.
Alpha Omicron Pi is important to me and to my sisters. And I am helping insure Alpha Omicron Pi's future importance by contributing to the Foundations ability to finance Fraternity projects.
Because of contributions such as mine, the Foundation will be able to fund a national leadership training center for Alpha Omicron Pi volunteers, expand historical displays and archives, and develop exciting programs for personal de-
I am proud and happy to be a
builder of the Foundation's En- dowment.
Can just one person make a difference?
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THE DECADE OF ENDOWMENT
Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, T N 37215
Donations, gifts, and bequests to the Foundation are tax deductible
as allowed by law.
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