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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2016-06-06 13:10:37

1993 Spring - To Dragma

Vol. LXVI, No. 2

Into the future Changes
in AOIL Lifestyles
and on Campus


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To Dragma
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK:
Into the future... the challenges of change ...
Though I don't have a crystal ball to give me a look at the future, I do foresee several issues affecting Alpha Omicron Pi which will influence AOITs future this year and in the years to come. I'd like to share my thoughts about these issues with you.
Membership recruitment
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The value of membership in AOI1 is the single most important factor in recruiting
and retaining members. By value of membership, I'm saying that we must give meaning to membership. Appropriate and relevant programming which meets the needs of the membership helps provide that value. To continue to be a leader in the Greek community, our programming must reflect current and future societal and educational trends. Many fraternities are eliminating pledgeship. Instead of pledge education, they are concentrating on total membership education - from day one. All pledges are integrated into chapter operations immediately. As scholarship requirements rise, the emphasis on membership selection must include high academic standards. Our chapters must provide new members with an enriching environment while welcoming them immediately and initiating them within a short time.
Diversity
AOn must take the lead in recognizing and addressing the diversity issue in our programming. The demographics
of society are changing, and we have to be willing to change, to adapt, and to welcome sttidents of all ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Our memlx;rship needs to reflect the total population, or we'll be left far behind in numbers and visibility. A0I1 must be pro-active and demonstrate our sensitivity to the diversity issue. Educational programming about diversity must start this year for collegians and alumnae. It is vital that we commit AOIT to making these changes in programming, and that we carry through and accomplish the changes, now.
AOITs internal organization
As we look toward the future, we must also examine our own organizational structure. Is there a way AOFI can
better serve the needs of its members? To answer this question, the Executive Board has appointed the AOFI Structure Committee. Rosemary Schweirjohn is Chairperson of that committee whose task is to study the organizational structure of the Fraternity and to research other, similar non-profit organizations. The committee members will then determine whether AOITs current structure meets the needs of our membership as we begin our second 100 years. If changes are needed, the committee will provide recommendations. The committee has begun its work and plans to have a preliminary report ready for the new Executive Board this summer. The mission, as I see it, is to begin anew, forget everything you know about the structure of AOFI, and define and devise a viable organization that is driven by volunteers, supported by staff, and which meets the needs of the membership in the 21st century. Obviously, this is an extremely complex and complicated task. I'm confident Rosemary and her qualified committee members will meet the challenge. Your input is encouraged.
Changes at Convention
Our 1993 Convention promises to be new in several areas. Members of the Fraternity Development Committee have suggested we "build relationships" at this Convention, and they are devising ways to do this. Participants will have more free time. They can enjoy the immense and impressive Opryland Hotel while renewing friendships. A tour of International Headquarters is scheduled. The Inspiration Walkway and Founders' Circle will be dedicated on the last day of Convention. The Alumnae Banquet will be held on the General Jackson Showboat. More time will be devoted to general sessions, accomplished speakers, and small focus groups led by the Fraternity Development Committee. It is our goal for delegates to remember a relaxed Convention filled with thoughtful and meaningful sessions. And, most importantly, as a time they spent with sisters remembering and renewing their love, devotion and dedication to Alpha Omicron Pi.
1993 is a pivotal year for our Fraternity. Alpha Omicron Pi International Fraternity is in your hands. We can make it move ahead, or we can retard its growth. We can improve the quality of membership, making it a worthwhile and valuable experience, or we can stand aside and let it meander along. We can expect much from its members and volunteers, or we can be satisfied with a minimum of interest and commitment. We are responsible for the future of AOFI. We are its future.


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Changes on Campus
Greeks on campus-become relevant or become extinct 15 A mere wheelchair doesn't stop this collegian 17
Love Addiction 18 Rubies are an AOlTs best Friend 23 50 Year Members 26 Sigma Phi celebrates 25th anniversary 34 York County Alumnae Chapter installed 35 South Central Indiana Alumnae Chapter installed 35
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From the President's Desk 2 Foundation: Honors & Memorials 20 Emporium 24 Collegiate Chapter News 36 Alumnae Chapter News 41 Did You Know? 46 From Our Readers 46 Announcements 47
Spring 1993
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Spring 1993
features
"I Married ** AOIP
1992 Balfour Lecturer Marsha Guenzler Into the Future: Changes
Changes in AOII
Convention-A time to build relationships Keynote Speaker
Tuesday's speaker
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Changes in Lifestyles
Bee Barton honored by USC
VISTA volunteer experiences life at poverty level 11
At 88, she's still working for world peace Honored by Sierra Club
She spent her vacation in Haiti
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"I Married
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By Cecil M. Hunt
August 6, 1966: It was a beautiful summer afternoon in Wisconsin; a few white billowing clouds were floating across the blue sky. It was the setting for a perfect day. Well wishers filled the church. The wedding cere- mony was proceeding as planned. Barb and I were ready to exchange our marriage vows. The minister asked, "Do you, Cecil, take AOIl as your. . ."? At least that's what I thought he said. Barb assured me that he actu- ally said. . ."Do you take Barbara. . ."?
Now, it's 27 years later! I'm con- vinced that if he did not say "Do you take AOIl," he should have, because I did marry AOIl!
It didn't become obvious, though, until many years after our wedding vows. Barb had been active in Phi Delta, her collegiate chapter at the U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She even served as chapter president. But when we married, she chose to give her sorority a lower priority. Frankly, she didn't have the time to be an active alum. After all, she married into a fam- ily of three children, ages 12, 10 and 8, was teaching full time, and assumed the major responsibilities of the home because of my hectic adver- tising agency business travel schedule.
Several years later, our daughter Kristine was born, we built a new home, and Barb continued to teach. Still no time for AOIl.
And then it happened. During dinner one evening she mentioned that an AOIl sister had called and
Cecil and Barbara Hunt
invited her to an AOIl meeting. Soon she was hooked. First, there were a few meetings, then local committee assignments, and then she became a local chapter officer. From there, she went on to regional responsibilities, then national involvement, and, even- tually, she was elected to the Executive Board.
Then, decision time!
A number of AOIl sisters urged her to allow them to nominate her for International President of AOIl. W e both recognized the fact that it would require a major change in our lives. We knew, for her to be effective, she
would spend three out of four week- ends on the road during the school year. She would devote untold evening hours to phone calls. She must accept criticism when things don't go well. She must assume a vis- ible leadership of a sorority that is vitally important to collegians and alumnae. And she needed my sup- port. . . both as a confidant and as an understanding husband.
In essence, this required a team effort for at least the first two-year term and possibly a second two-year term if she were re-elected. This sum- mer Barb will complete her four-year stint as International President of Aon.
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Was it really what we anticipated?
I must admit neither of us really anticipated the many weeks Barb would be away from home. Although I'm an early riser, I didn't realize how early we must get up in the mornings for her to catch that 6:30 a.m. flight to American Airlines hubs for connections to her destinations. Or that I would be
a "regular" in our Milwaukee airport waiting for the last flight of the day. Or that Barb would consume many cold dinners and leftovers due to taking phone calls during our dinner hour. I also didn't foresee those late calls from the west coast. After these, Barb would be so enthused and excited. "Ijust have to share this with you before I go to sleep," she would say.
But was it worth it? Absolutely!
First, from Barb's perspective, I know it's been a gratifying experience for her in many ways. She has gained inner satisfaction from meeting hun- dreds of AOil sisters and renewing friendships with others she has known through the years. She has had the opportunity to play a major role in guiding and providing leadership to a prominent sorority with chapters in the United States and Canada. And, yes, she also enjoys the recognition and respect she receives as Interna- tional President of AOII.
Second, from AOU's perspective:. This is difficult for me to judge because I'm biased. But considering the many letters she receives with comments like. . ."You are a great role model."
"Your visit to our chapter was a very moving experience."
"You probably don't remember Spring 1993
me, but your message really made a difference."
"Thanks again for your leadership and involvement with the ever-chang- ing Greek system."
"Sharing AOITs Ritual with you was an event we'll all remember for a long time.". . .then she must have been good for AOII. She has created awareness of the diversity issue to meet the ever-increasing demands of universities. She has emphasized the need for current/relevant program- ming to meet the ever-changing needs of collegiate chapters. I also know from our many discussions regarding AOII, she has provided responsible fiscal guidance with regard to the business aspects of AOII.
Third, from a husband's perspec- tive!I've had enough leftovers and casseroles for a lifetime. I'm now on our third microwave. Here in Wiscon- sin, everyone goes out for a fish, fry on Friday nights. When I visit my favorite restaurant, they don't even bring me a menu. . . just my broiled whitefish and house dressing on the salad. I've gained a keen appreciation of sorority life and the importance of AOII to collegians and alums. Obviously, I'm pleased that our daughter, Kristine, is also an AOII.
Although Barb's schedule is "packed" when she goes out of town, I've man- aged to tag along several times a year. I've also been able to take pride in the number of AOII accomplishments where I believe my discussions with Barb "made a difference."
And, probably most important, there is the great pride and satisfaction I feel when I say, "My wife is presi- dent of her international sorority."
I've often been asked, "Was it a long four years?" At times, yes, it was! Barb has often said, and I agree, it takes more than one two-year term to begin accomplishing the dreams and vision of the president, but four years
might be a bit too long. One three- year term would probably serve the president and AOII well.
What's next?
Unlike many presidents of volun- teer organizations who finally say, "I'm glad that's over," I know Barb will experience mixed feelings when she turns the gavel over to the next Inter- national President of AOII. As she says, "There is so much to be done. AOII is positioned to be an even more dominant influence on campuses in the U.S. and— Canada—in the Greek community—and in the lifetime com- mitment of collegians and alums."
But she must step aside and find other challenges and accept new responsibilities. I'm confident the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra League will benefit as she assumes added responsibilities. I know Hunt Marketing, our direct marketing agency, will benefit when she has more time to devote to being Office Manager and Treasurer. I'm confident I'll personally benefit from Barb's availability of "extra time" during weekends. Who knows? Another organization may even benefit from her availability—and expertise— as an Associate Executive Director on its staff.
I don't know what the AOII future holds for Barb. She deserves the right to sit back and say, "A job well done." She could store those wonder- ful memories of her AOII experiences away and only talk about them when she's with AOIIs or share her thoughts with her grandchildren.
But that's not Barb. I know she will continue to devote time and talent to AOII. And just in case you haven't already guessed it, I will encourage her to keep AOFI as a significant part of her life.^
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1992 BALFOUR LECTURER MARSHA GUENZLER:
This alumna honored, sought as speaker on ethics, values...
By Beth Grantham
To Dragma editor
For the past year, Marsha Guenzler, Beta Lambda (Illinois W esleyan U.), has traveled thousands of miles to speak to various groups as one of five Balfour Distinguished Lecturers.
Marsha, who chairs AOIl's International Fraternity Development Committee, speaks to student leaders, institutional administrators, honor societies, men s and women's fraterni- ties, and professional fraternities on the subject, "Values, Ethics, and Leadership."
Ginger Banks and Peg Crawford, both Past International Presidents, nominated Marsha for this honor on behalf of Alpha Omicron Pi. Each year, individuals are nominated from all over the nation to be Balfour Distinguished Lecturers. The nomina- tions are reviewed by the board of directors of the National Interfraternity Foundation and five are selected. The Balfour jewelry company finances their travels.
A recent audience was the National Panhellenic Conference. Marsha was the keynote speaker at National Panhellenic Conference's "Vision 2000" meeting in October.
The delegates w h o attended that meeting focused on the changes that society is undergoing, how women's fraternities fit in now, and what they will need to do in the future to attract collegians and to keep their alumnae involved.
"For example, the demographics in the college population are shifting significantly," Marsha said. "How do we respond to that to open ourselves to a more diverse membership?"
Another discussion topic was money.
"Collegians are asking themselves how much money they can afford to spend on college and whether they have enough funds to join a Greek
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group," Marsha said.
She pointed out that economics
also affects chapters, some of which must cope with chapter houses that are crumbling and in need of major repairs.
"We looked at how we do things. We examined our practices for recruiting members and serving alum- nae and asked ourselves whether these methods will soon be outdat- ed," she said.
"We need to move beyond the feeling that we're entitled [to attract members]. W e must learn that w e have to earn our way into people's hearts," she said. "In the future, colle- gians won't be interested in joining just because we re there. We will need to define our purpose and meaning in real terms."
Recent demographic trends indi- cate that in the future, there will be fewer collegians and that they will be different from each other, more likely to commute rather than to live on campus, and a greater portion will be older.
Marsha said that other aspects of change were also examined.
"More women are employed out- side the home and this will impact how w e recruit volunteers," she said.
"Our focus was on how to create a new way of looking at sororities. How do we empower women?"
Though challenging times lie ahead, Marsha believes this will be exciting for women's fraternities.
"I see women's fraternities as the last bastion of women's support groups and living learning centers on campus—a place where women can learn wonderful leadership skills," she explained.
In her professional life, Marsha is Associate Director of Stamp Student Union and Campus Programs at the University of Maryland. She spends much of her time working with stu- dent groups.
Most of her travels as a Balfour
Marsha
Guenzler
Lecturer have been on the weekend. Marsha says her colleagues have been supportive, even when she had to be out of the office on weekdays.
"I usually serve as the keynote speaker at a group's national conven- tion or regional conference. In my speech, I look at the college Greek groups and what kind of values are taught by these organizations. I also address how these values affect lead- ers," she said.
If she is speaking to educators and fraternity officers. Marsha broad- ens her perspective to look at how ethics and values are enmeshed in the organization's or institution's culture.
Her travels have taken her to Indianapolis, Indiana; Ithaca, New York: Chicago, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Columbus, Ohio. Before she winds up her year on the lecture circuit, she will have talked to nine different groups.
The other Balfour Lecturers this year were: Christine Gregorie, director of the Washington State Department of Ecology; Russell Mawby, president of the W .K. Kellogg Foundation; Marylu McEwen, coordinator of the College Student Personnel Program at the U. of Maryland; and George Spasyk, past president of the Fraternity Executives Association.
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INTO THE FUTURE
CHANGES
This issue is about changes.
Changes in our sisterhood, our lifestyles, and on campus.
Changes in AOII
Some of the changes in Alpha Omicron Pi will be evident at the Convention this June. The Convention schedule will be different from that of previous years. Rather than individual officer training sessions, all collegians will meet together for several
sessions, as will all alumnae. The hope is that these large group meetings will provide an opportunity for collegians and alumnae to get better acquainted, to build relationships among themselves, and to share common concerns.
Building relationships is one of the core ideas being promoted by the Fraternity Development Committee, and it is a key theme at the Convention.
An outstanding speaker is scheduled for the Opening Banquet. Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who successfully argued the Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1970s, will give the keynote address.
Changes in Lifestyles
What is the typical lifestyle of a sorority woman? Does she go from party-filled col- lege years to being an empty-headed socialite whose main concerns are clothes and hairdos? That is what some magazines and tv shows would have you believe. But the AOEls featured in the Changes in our lifestyles section certainly are not like this.
One young alumna, for instance, spent her vacation helping others by working in Haiti at a Vacation Bible School for the children there. Another recent graduate shares her experience of living at poverty level while working as a VISTA volunteer. This sec- tion also has profiles of an 88-year-old peace activist, a winner of a Sierra Club award, and a mother-businesswoman-volunteer dynamo.
Attention seniors:
Your lifestyle is about to change as you graduate, go to work or graduate school, and change to alumnae status. Don't forgetto continue your AOn connection by par- ticipating in the activities of the alumnae chapter nearest you. If you do not know the alumnae chapter nearest where you will be living, please call International Head- quarters. Phylis Garrison, the Alumnae Services Coordinator, will be glad to put you in touch with the alumnae chapter in your area.
Changes on Campus
Campuses are changing, too, and Greek organizations must change with the times or become extinct. That was the message at the National Panhellenic Confer- ence's Vision 2000 meeting last fall. AOIXs NPC Delegate Ginger Banks reports on that
meeting and what changes are taking place within NPC to meet the challenges of the future.
The section on Changes on campus also features an inspiring report from Kappa Kappa Chapter at Ball State U. about one of its members, Julie Caldwell. Julie is wheelchair-bound, but that hardly slows her down. Her presence in the chap- ter has enhanced every sister's awareness of issues related to handicapped
persons.


esinAOII Convention-atimetobuildrelationships, loktothefuture
Throughout the Greek world, the talk is of change.
Our college populations are
changing. The lifestyles of our alumnae are changing. The expec- tations of women are changing.
To survive, all Greek organiza- tions, Alpha Omicron Pi included, must change, too.
The 1993 Convention, June 20- 25, will be a change from previous gatherings, in that it will emphasize sharing information and building relationships, rather than training for specific officers. It is designed to be focused, inspiring, and a little more relaxed than usual!
Here are some of the high- lights:
The traditional Candlelighting Ceremony has been moved to the first night for this Convention. Always inspiring, it is hoped that this will help set the tone for the rest of the Convention.
The next morning, the Ritual workshop will be followed immedi- ately by Opening Ritual. For the first time, this solemn, but moving, event will be held prior to the opening business session and everyone will be required to attend. This reminder of AOIl's tradition of excellence should help inspire Council members to approach their work with patience and dedication. Later in the day, the opening busi- ness session, will officially begin the "work" part of the Convention.
One of the changes that will be introduced at Convention will be presented by the Collegiate Programming Committee. The length of pledgeship will be reduced to six or eight weeks and
the programming for pledges enhanced. The idea is for pledges to have programs that are worth- while, inspiring, and enriching. The National Panhellenic Conference is emphasizing the need for quality programs and a more condensed pledge period. The intent is to get the pledges integrated into the chapter in a more timely manner. Several collegiate chapters tried this new type of pledge program and have reported on their successes with it.
New this year
AOris will have a chance to
share their vision of the future and their dreams for the sisterhood at a brainstorming session with the Executive Board. This event is ten- tatively called the "Meet the Board Forum" and is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Educational forums with sepa- rate sessions for all alumnae and all collegians will be held on W ednesday afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m. At previous Conventions, these groups had been divided into officer training sessions. It is hoped that these larger, more inclusive meetings will allow more individu- als to become better acquainted and work toward building relation- ships within AOII.
The Fraternity Development Committee will lead forums on Monday afternoon to share the committee's ideas about AOIl's future.
Image Day will be held on Tuesday. Part of the program for that day is a brunch with an out- standing speaker, Dr. Susan
Komives. She will talk about living with rapid change and the empow- erment of women for leadership.
Special events
The Opening Banquet on Sunday night will feature Texas educator and lawyer Sarah Weddington as the keynote speaker. Ms. Weddington will discuss how women can make a difference.
On Thursday, the entire AOn population is invited to tour International Headquarters in near- by Brentwood. Buses will provide transportation to AOII International Headquarters where the Centennial Walkway will be dedicated and tours of the building will be offered. This is an event not to be missed!
Another fun event will be the Alumnae Cruise and Banquet which will be held on Monday night aboard the General Jackson Showrboat. Alumnae awards will be presented following the meal.
On Tuesday night. "The Stella Awards" will be held at the Opryland Hotel, beginning at 9:30 p.m. The program will be AOIl's own version of the Academy Awards, as outstanding collegiate and alumnae chapters and individ- ual members share the spotlight.
AOIIs will be asked to come as their favorite country star to the Collegiate Banquet on W ednesday night.
Last, but certainly not least, will be the Rose Banquet on Thursday night. Always an elegant event, this is the evening when the four Founders' Awards, the most presti- gious of all AOII awards, will be presented.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Texaslawyer, educatortodiscusleadershipskillsforwomen
The lawyer who successfully argued the Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court in the
early 1970s will be the featured speaker at the opening banquet of the 1993 Convention at the Opryland Hotel.
"You can make a difference," will be the theme of the talk by Sarah Weddington, who was only 26 years old when she argued her first case before the nation's highest court. She will discuss h o w to develop leader- ship skills and strategies for achieving key positions in any field.
Described as "dynamic, inspir- ing, and committed," Ms. Weddington has been a leader in fields ranging from law, to educa- tion, to government, to corporate policy making.
She will discuss her own contri- butions and how every woman can make a difference.
Ms. Wellington's success before the U.S. Supreme Court established her as one of the brightest minds in law today. She currently devotes her
time to public speaking, her law practice, and teaching. One of the courses she teaches at the University of Texas is "Gender-Based Discrimination," which focuses on laws that treat men and women dif- ferently. Roe v. Wade is one of the cases discussed in class.
Ms. Weddington also lectures at Texas Woman'sUniversity.
Her students have commented that taking her course helps to humanize some of the social issues, such as abortion. The students have the unusual experience of having history taught by someone who helped make it.
Other highlights from Ms. W eddington's career include serving as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving as President Jimmy Carter's assistant for women's affairs, and serving as a political liaison for various state leaders.
In addition to her legal and fed- eral work, W eddington directed public affairs for a New York invest- ment firm, served three years as a
Sarah Weddington
legislator in the Texas House of Representatives, and was the first person to hold an endowed chair at the University of New Mexico.
She has also written the monthly "Washington Report" for Glamour magazine and a number of topical articles and interviews on Constitutional, legal, and women's issues. Her recent book is titled A Question of Choice. Ǥt
Tuesday'sspeaker:empowerment&leadershipduringrapidchange
The rapid pace of change and what it requires of us will be discussed at the Convention Tuesday morning brunch by Dr.
Susan R. Komives, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland-College Park.
Dr. Komives teaches College Student Development, and she is committed to women's issues. Her research focuses on gender issues in leadership development. The title of her presentation is Empowering leadersh ipfor the Milletinkcm: Living in the Key of "C".
Dr. Komives received her BS and Masters degrees from Florida State University. She received her
doctorate in Educational Adminis- tration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville {where she saw snow for the first time in her life when she was 23 years old!).
In her 24 years in higher education, she was Associate Dean of Students at Denison University, Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Stephens College, and Vice President for Student Development at the University of Tampa. In 1987, Dr. Komives moved from administration to teaching. She is perhaps best known for her over 200 keynote addresses at regional, national, and international
conferences.
A member of Delta Delta Delta
at Florida State, she has been a Mortar Board section coordinator and a panhellenic advisor. Recently she keynoted the National W omen Student Leaders Conference in Washington, the Association of Fraternity Advisors in New Orleans, and several national sorority conferences.
Dr. Komives is married to Ralph Komives, a sculptor. They have a 21- year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son. She is an avid reader of mystery and spy novels, loves old movies on television, and is a Macintosh computer fanatic! ^
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ChangesinLifestyles
These AOIJs work toward a better world—on their own time!
While there is probably no typical lifestyle of an AOIT, our alumnae are experiencing many changes. With members across the United States, Canada, and around the globe, AOFI now has representatives in practically every known field, from academics to zoology.
The women whose profiles appear in this section are examples of some of the ways that the lifestyles of AOn mem- bers are changing. These women are too busy trying to change the world to sit around and worry about their clothes, hairdos, or social standing. Their work will make you proud to call them sisters.
A b u s i n e s s , 6 k i d s , & s t i l l s h e wo r k e d ( o r h e r u n i v e r s i t y !
BEE BARTON HONORED BY USC
By Astrid Carlson Doermann
Nu Lambda
(U. of Southern California)
Enthusiasm, spirit, humor, and a lets-get-the-job-done attitude characterize Barbara Bode Barton, Nu Lambda (U. of Southern California), a 1949 graduate of USC's business school.
"Bee," as she is known to friends, has done it all. She is mar- ried to Kenneth Robert Barton I I , another USC grad. and they have six offspring, including two sets of twins. Bee and Bob moved from Oregon to Illinois in 1978, and she was Divisional Manager of Avon Products, Inc., for 15 years. Her divi- sion was number one in the nation for two years. She retired in 1985.
She established the first out-of- state women's alumnae association for USC, Trojan League Associates of Greater Chicago in 1989 and was president for three years. Bee became active on the Harper College Board of Tmstees when two of her youngsters were attending. She has been president and vice
president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and active on committees of this organization. She lobbied for Harper College by meeting personally with Illinois state legislators.
This AOIl is on the boards of both the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. She is also pres- ident of the Prairie Center Arts Foundation. Bee and her husband have been officers of the USC Mid- west Alumni Club and are active in recanting for their university.
But let's get back to the Barton family. The children include four sons and two daughters. In order of appearance, there is one son, twin sons, a twin son and daughter, and then another daughter. All six attended community colleges before obtaining university degrees. Eleven grandchildren are an added bonus tor the Bartons.
Bee claims that after about three months of retirement, she found inactivity unrewarding and opted to sit on the Harper's Board of Trustees. In 1991 she was honored by the Illinois Prairie Girl Scout
Bee Barton
Council as one of six Women of Achievement.
Bee's work on behalf of USC will be recognized this spring when she receives one of six 1993 Alumni Service Awards at a banquet in April at the Regency Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This award is given by the General Alumni Association of USC. Bee is the only recipient out- side California.
"Sorority life at USC was a won- derful experience for this only child," Bee said when asked to com- ment about her years there. ^
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VISTAvolunteerexperienceslifeatpovertylevel,,,
Julie Hart's lifestyle changed when she went from being a student at a private university to living at poverty
level as a VISTA volunteer. Her story follows:
As a student at George Mason U.. I never gave much thought to what it would be like to live at poverty level. Now I do, because that is how I've been living since I joined VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) last October.
Since then I have learned what it is like to apply for food stamps and how frustrating it can be to look for inexpensive housing that is also safe.
My venture into living at a dif- ferent socioeconomic level began last year when I contemplated grad- uation day with a mixture of anticipation and dread. I was ready to move on with my life, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I thought about the Peace Corps, but soon I realized that I wanted to serve my own country. Luckily, a friend told me about VISTA. After I read the brochure, Building a Community, One Block at a Time, I knew I wanted to join.
The application process, which included a six page application farm, numerous phone interviews, and a final interview with my project supervisor, took eight months. Many times during those months, both my patience and my desire to join VISTA were tested. But in the end, the final steps moved with lightening speed, and I was assigned to a project in Denver, Colorado, 1500 miles from my home in Pennsylvania.
I had three weeks to store my possessions, say goodby to family and friends, and travel to Denver.
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eight states in three
days. Trying to ease
myself into the pover-
ty-level lifestyle a
VISTA volunteer is
expected to have, I
travelled as frugally as
possible. For break-
fast, I ate pretzels and
animal crackers and
drank juice that I had
packed. I stayed in
inexpensive places
with no problem until
my last night. In a small town in Kansas, I reluctantly checked into a $19-95 motel. The remoteness of the accommodations gave me the creeps, and I wasn't all that sure I would emerge alive.
I arrived in Denver the next day with time to spare, so I explored my new city. Nervous energy put a smile on my face and a bounce in my step, and the people I passed on the streets all seemed welcoming.
After the VISTA orientation, my new friends left for their assignments in different states, and I began look- ing for an inexpensive apartment. After three days of exhaustive searching, I still had not found an apartment that was both within my price range and safe. Having lived in middle-class suburbia all my life, the inner-city neighborhoods that I could now afford were frightening.
"What if I had to consider a child's safety in this situation? What does a mother dependent on public assistance do?" I thought.
I was fortunate. I was offered a room in a home in the suburbs at a rent I could afford.
My culture shock, though, con- tinued when I discovered that I was eligible for food stamps. The lengthy
Julie Hart during VISTA swearing in ceremony
and confusing application forms, along with the inflexibility of the staff angered and frustrated me. Once again, I thought of the day-to-day struggles that a mother on welfare must deal with. I began to think that the whole public assistance system works against the very people it is supposed to help.
Today. I find that trying to think like a welfare mother helps me in my job. In my work to develop a program that will help people get "up and out" of the public assistance system, I realize that I am a part of that system. But I have experienced only a small sampling of the many struggles that face poor people.
My experiences have made me more sensitive to the problems of the poor. During my year in VISTA, I hope that I can help in a small way to create a program that will work for people on welfare, not against them.
Julie is the coordinator for "Project Success," a program for the chronically mentally disabled. The goal of the program is to help these disabled persons become self-sup- porting. Subsidized housing, job training, and job placement are part
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By Beth Grantham
To Dragma Editor
Helen Boorman Gettings Tucker, Omicron Pi (U. of Michigan), has a dream of world peace, and she has actively pursued that dream all of her adult life.
Now, at the age of 88, she still avidly works toward that goal. Her current project is called Revival for Survival 1992-1994. She is known in some circles as Mississauga's (Canada) "Grandmother for Peace."
She has committed her energy, talents, time, and financial resources to working for peace. Her efforts have brought her into contact with world leaders, and she has been rec- ognized with awards and honors.
Helen is particularly proud to have been the first recipient of the Bertha von Suttner Award for Ser- vice which she received in 1989. The award is given annually to a woman who "creatively follows her passion and by example empowers others to make a difference in the world." Helen was honored "for her pioneering role in establishing the Voice of Women, for her willing- ness to follow her passion even before it was popular and accept- able, and for her perseverance in helping all ages to think Globally."
Several years ago, Helen trav- eled to the Soviet Union where she presented five Earth flags to the leaders of five cities. She was the "Grandmother for Peace" from Canada and traveled with a group of other "Grandmothers for Peace" from the U.S.A.
Helen is one of a growing num- ber of people who advocate one
global community and government as the only plausible way to deal with such multi-national prob- lems as the environment, war, famine, and ecologi- cal disasters.
Helen grew up in the
United States and attend-
ed the U. of Michigan, graduating in 1925 with
degrees in French and
Latin. While there she
became a member of
Alpha Omicron Pi (work-
ing two jobs to have
enough money to join).
She was married twice.
Her first husband was a
football coach whose star
player, Gerald Ford, later became president of the United States. Her second husband, William D. Tucker, was a Scottish furniture designer. He was recruited by the R. Eaton Company to redesign the Regal Suite of the Vancouver Hotel for the visit of the King and Queen of England in 1939. Subsequently, Helen and their two daughters joined her husband in Canada, and they settled in Burlington. Ontario. It was there that she became close friends with Betty Hayes Monaghan, another AOII. The two women are still "best friends" and talk to each other regularly by long distance. (Betty's 90th birthday party was fea- tured in "Did You Know?" in To Dragma's winter issue.)
In 1948 Helen began teaching speech communication at the University of Toronto. Her career there flourished for 30 years. During that time she founded the Canadian
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division of the International Voice of Women, a group that advocated total disarmament.
She later became a member of the International Registry of World Citizens, a group that believes in a worldwide set of rules for establish- ing universal peace and preserving the planet. She hopes to further this goal through her current Revival for Survival project which has as its motto "Please don't let my grand- children be the last generation!"
Helen credits AOII with playing a major role in her life because of the close friends she made in col- lege and as an alumna.
"I would like to think that the AOII symbol bespeaks our role as women and the best of friends. Love ye one another is a statement of truth. There is no other way to learn and know why we were born," she says. il§L


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Laurie Macdonald, Alpha Sigma (U. of Oregon), was honored with the Florida Chapter Medal of The Sierra Club last fall. The medal is the most prestigious statewide recognition of The Sierra Club, and it has been presented by the Florida Chapter only seven times previously.
The award recognizes Laurie's local, state, and national leadership in conservation matters. Sierra mag- azine praised her for the "scores of environmental projects she fosters in the Florida Chapter and as chair of the Club's biological diversity cam- paign and national wildlife commit- tee. Any day might find her sitting on a task force on wetlands mitiga- tion banking, in a rule-making meet- ing with the Bureau of Mine Reclamation, or lobbying in Tallahassee. . .all for no pay."
On the job, Laurie can be found in casual clothes and boots tromping around in some field.
Laurie is a free lance wildlife zoologist specializing in the protect- ed Florida gopher tortoise. She works in the private, governmental, and public sectors to assess tortoise populations and recommend ways to protect them. Though this some- times means moving the tortoises, she tries to keep them in their natur- al habitat whenever possible.
"I love my work. I love crawling around outside getting all sweaty and scraped and sunburned. My friends think I'm crazy, being out there with the rattlesnakes and grapevines full of wasps," she says.
Laurie
Macdonald
Laurie explains that for her, the hardest part of her work is knowing that most of the upland area of Florida is planned for development. In the meantime, she's there work- ing to preserve the habitat of vanish- ing species.
"It's important that we help establish a network of interconnect- ed wildlife habitats that will be pre- served forever. At the same time, we can't forget that people are pan of the ecosystem. W e've got to work with people in business and govern- ment to make it happen," she says.
Laurie chooses not to work full- time so that she has more hours for environmental projects. She has served as Conservation Chair and Wildlife Chair of the Florida Chapter of The Sierra Club. She participated in the Club's centennial campaign to establish a permanent program to protect major biological and physical ecosystems on a regional basis. In 1991 she received national attention
I in the kickoff centennial celebration, •
"Planting seeds for the next 100 years," for which she was recog- nized as one of the 100 leading activists in the nation.
Laurie is currently Chair of the National Sierra Wildlife Committee, which is working on numerous issues addressing national policy on wildlife and re-authorizing the Endangered Species Act.
She has a B.S. in psychology from the U. of Oregon and a masters in zoology from the U. of South Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling. She has been to Australia to study ecosystems and to the Sierra Nevada to help map sequoias.
"I'm really glad to see AOII tak-
ing on environmental issues." Laurie says. ,
Portions of this article were excerpted I from Sierra magazine and were used I
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Haiti is a small island located off the coast of Florida. Almost daily, there are news reports of des- perate people fleeing in hopes of finding a better life in the United States. The news reports vividly depict men, women, and children suffering under the tyranny of an unstable and unpredictable govern- ment. After hearing about the hardships and suffering that plague the Haitian people. Lori Doyle, an AOFI alumna, was overwhelmed with compassion. In August of 1992, after weeks of preparation and hours of prayer, she left for a two- week mission trip to Haiti. The trip was organized by Christ Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee, in cooperation with Eben Ezer Mission
in Gonaives, Haiti, and 19 people participated.
Lori stated that the overall mis- sion of the trip was to share God's love with the children, to build lov- ing relationships with the Haitian people, and to support the Haitian Christian leaders as well as the mis- sionaries in their efforts to build a church in Gonaives.
Although all 19 members of the mission team were extremely excit- ed, they were all apprehensive knowing that the journey would not be one of ease or luxury. After hours of airline travel, the team arrived in Capacian, Haiti, where they were met by Phil and Marsha Elliot who are missionaries at Eben Ezer
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Mission. The team then traveled the final three hours to Gonaives in a Suburban and a dump truck.
With the help and support of the Elicits as well as the Haitian Christian leaders at Eben Ezer Mission, the team offered Vacation Bible School for the children at the mission and in neighboring commu- nities. Each day, Lori and other members of the team led various activities. More than 300 participat- ed, many more than had been expected.
The personal satisfaction that Lori has experienced from this trip is immeasurable. Her life has been greatly impacted by the lives of the men, women, and children she has had the privilege of knowing at Eben Ezer Mission. Lori fondly, but painfully, recalls the story of one Haitian woman named Benita:
"Benita came to visit at a home where we were staying. She was extremely ill, but there was nothing we could do for her. She had recent- ly given birth to twins, but both babies died. She developed an infection, and the nurse with our team said Benita needed to be in a hospital. Unfortunately, we didn't have the medical technology need- ed to help her. All we could do was pray for her."
This incident, along with many others, taught Lori an invaluable les- son that Haitian Christians have known for many years.
"In America, I have everything I want. Any material need I have can be filled by just asking for it— food, clothes, a car. etc. In Haiti, all the people have is Jesus Christ, and that is what fulfills them. I know now that Christ is all I need," she says.'W-


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By Ginger Banks
Pi Kappa (U. of Texas)
We should all he concerned
the future because we will spend the rest of our lives there.
Those words from an anony- mous philosopher express a simple, yet very profound, thought.
But it is not enough to just be con- cerned about the future. W e should try to anticipate it and prepare for it.
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is doing just that!
In recent years, NPC has made recommendations and developed programs to help alumnae and college Panhellenics cope with the challenges of today and prepare them to deal with the challenges of the future.
NPCs structure, programs, and philosophy have been scrutinized by conference members during recent bienniums to ensure that NPC is on the right track in preparing for the fuaire.
One of the most notable examples of NPCs thrust toward the future was "Forum 2000,'' an interfraternal conference sponsored by NPC in conjunction with its interim meeting last October. The day-long event in Indianapolis featured outstanding speakers and opportunities for attenders to identify goals for themselves, their own
organizations, and NPC. Headlining the forum was
AOITs Fraternity Development Committee Chairperson Marsha Guenzler (Beta Lambda, Illinois Wesleyan U.), who delivered a thought-provoking, insightful, and inspiring keynote address, "A Future Vision for Greeks."
Guenzler zeroed in on characteristics of our society, both present and future.
"The students of today have a different set of values," said Guenzler. "They question our corporate values. They want something to believe in and want to find someone who cares about their lives.
"There is often a tendency to withdraw, but there is also a rebirth in social activism."
Guenzler reported that currently 35% of college and university studentsareovertheageof25.Only 28% of students graduate in four years and 49% graduate in five years. This may be at least in part due to 70% of students working at least 20 hours a week.
In the future, Guenzler predicted that we will see an aging population and a need for lifelong learning programs. Colleges will experience dips in enrollment and financing, she said, and many fraternities may be written out of colleges because of a lack of
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relevancy.
"The good news is that
fraternity leaders are symbols of hope, unity, and continuity," said Guenzler. "We need to build coalitions, empower our members, enable a shared vision, and reward people who go beyond the call of duty— people who invest in other people."
"It is our responsibility to nurture a rediscovery of fraternal values, but also liberate ourselves from the way we've always done things."
Dr. Marvalene Hughes. Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, echoed these sentiments.
"As a fraternity leader, you are somewhat like a gardener in a
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cemetery," she said. "You have lots
of people under you, but they're I difficult to move."
Dr. Hughes sees a more I heterogeneous society in the future I and a new era of diversity that is I tied to the economy.
"It is critical for every student to be concerned about ethnic identity," I she said. "Greeks need to provide an
I identity members can be proud of." Dr. Christine Wilkinson, Vice I President of Student Affairs at I Arizona State University, said that Greeks need to build on their sense
I of community.
"A community needs to be
I purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, celebratory, and build 1 stronger racial understanding, and
I pursue diversity," she said.
She then asked. "What are
I Greek groups going to do to be I more inclusive?"
How to get along with other I people was the focus of another I speaker. Kim Padulo, the Panhel- I lenic Advisor at San Diego State
University.
After highlighting differences in attitudes and perceptions of men and women, Padulo offered encouragement for women to positively influence the future.
"Women can excel in leadership. They are experts in maintaining relationships and in empowerment," said Padulo. "Women are creative change makers and the preservers of hope.
"We need to help women realize their strengths and encourage students to move into mixed gender leadership roles."
Helping women realize their strengths is a continuing focus of the National Panhellenic Conference. That focus takes shape in:
• encouraging collegiate members to take the lead in upholding their fraternity's alcohol policies;
• helping empower collegians and alumnae to resist sexual harass- ment in any form;
• educating members about what constitutes hazing and helping them eliminate it;
• reducing the excesses of rush activities and expenses;
• enhancing public relations under- standing and prograrrLrning; and
• providing guidance and leader- ship training for Panhellenic officers and advisors.
The National Panhellenic Conference doesn't have a crystal ball to see the future or answer all the questions about challenges that face us.
But through the mutual efforts of the 26 member groups, NPC is demonstrating its concern about the future while taking progressive steps to help ensure the future stability and success of the Greek System.
About the author
Ginger Banks, AOTJ's NPC Delegate, serves as Chairman of the NPC
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Panhellenics Committee and was Chairman of the Field Consultants Seminar Committee. She was AOTI International President during
1981-85. Professionally. Banks is Communications Director at the State Bar of Texas in Austin.^
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Helping make women more aware of breast cancer— NPC, in association with Glamour magazine and Hanes hosiery, has distributed breast health education posters and booklets to all 2,929 chapters of its 26 member groups. This educa- tional effort has reached 250,000 women.
Cutting down the cost of rush on campuses— Last year NPC enacted a 9-point rush resolution designed to reduce the cost of rush and to encourage collegians to focus on getting better acquainted with nishees.
Offering assistance with programming— NPC has made available its College Panhellenic Programming Manual, which is designed to help college Panhellenics move into the fuaire with their programming.
Making available a consulting team— College Panhellenics desiring outside help on any topic may request a visit from an NPC consulting team. The request should be directed to the chainrian of the College Panhellenics Committee. Team members will visit the campus and write a report containing their suggestions.
IOther resources are listed in NPC's newly published Services brochure. For more information, contact the National Panhellenic Conference, 3901 W . 86th Street, Suite 380, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
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By Ann Maxwell
Kappa Kappa (Ball State U.)
She wanted to be a cheerleader. She was. She wanted to go to col- lege. She did. She wanted to be in a sorority. She is.
Julie Caldwell never let anything stand in her way, including a disability.
A freak childhood accident when she was nine months old left Cald- well with a bruised spinal cord, paralyzing her from the neck down. Gradually she regained feeling in her torso and legs. The injury, however, left the nerves in the base of her spine inoperable, giving her little mobility or dexterity in her legs. She began walking with crutches and then leg braces. As her legs got longer, she found it hard to support herself on crutches and she began using a motorized cart and a wheel- chair.
Despite her injury, Caldwell had a nonnal childhood. As the youngest
of three children, she kept up with her siblings and played with the neighborhood kids.
"I was kind of a tomboy," she said. " I like to oil paint, swim, and fish. I also hung out with the neighborhood group. There were times when they would go running down the block, and I would just sit there and wait for them. It didn't really bother me as much as it did my parents."
As Caldwell aged, she found other things to keep her occupied.
"I entertained myself when I was little," she said. "My brother and sis- ter used to tease me and call me a nerd because I read a lot. There was a couple down the street, an older couple, that I called Grandma and Grandpa. They were my best friends, and I would sit and talk with them all day. I loved talking to them, and I know they liked spend- ing time with me."
Once Caldwell reached school age, she began special education
classes. In these classes, she learned to be self sufficient, maneuver a wheelchair and fall without getting hurt. After learning these survival skills, she was mainstreamed into regular academic classes.
In high school she participated in eveiy activity possible. She was a student council member, a class offi- cer, and a cheerleader for girls basketball. She belonged to the National Honor Society, Art Club, and French Club. Graduating with an A-/B+ grade point average, she received the Presidential Freshman Scholarship to attend Ball State Uni- versity in Muncie. Indiana. Ball State appealed to Caldwell because of its size, location, and accessibility to dis- abled students.
Caldwell felt confident about entering college, but her parents had some doubts.
"They didn't think I could make it here," she said. "Especially my dad. He was very protective of me."
Caldwell first wanted to be an art major, but decided on psychology instead.
"I just want to talk to people for the rest of my life," she said about her decision. She combined her love for art and psychology through art therapy, a form of therapy which lets people use pictures to show their feelings. After receiving her degree, she plans to attend graduate school and eventually have her own practice.
Currently, she is taking two classes to prepare herself to be a peer counselor at Ball State. As a counselor, she will help run a "drop-in center" where students with problems can receive help. Members of the group also help lead informative programs, such as
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Surrounded by other Kappa Kappa members, Julie Caldwell leans into a picture in the suite on bid night.
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Love Addiction -
the costs of caring too much
by Kathie Erwin,
Kappa Omicron (Rhodes College), PhD., LMHC, NCC
". . and the greatest of these is love. } }
Taken out of context, this Bible verse could be the motto of Love Addicts. These are people whose existence revolves around the endless pursuit of love as a fix for an unbalanced life. Addictive Love is an excessive and all- consuming passion based on dependence, anxiety, and external control. Each time the love-light burns out, the Love Addict loses more self- respect, affirmation, and direction. Love Addicts are not all alike, as the following three examples show:
Dependent "'Love"
Missy has been the subject of more candlelight ceremonies than her sisters can count. "When Missy is in love, she positively glows." reports her room- mate. And Missy is in love as often as possible.
But Missy's affections are smother- ing, and each man soon leaves her. When that happens, she withdraws to her room for a few days to cry into her pillow and play "their song." Then she rises like phoenix from the ashes to hunt for her next man. Her sisters are impressed that Missy "can find another great guy so fast."
What they don't know is that being in love is as critical for Missy as liquor is to an alcoholic. She's a Love Addict and having a man around is her "high." For all her bravado, Missy is a young woman consumed with fear and low self-esteem. She was a shy child who never gained the favor of her busy par-
ents. As an adolescent. Missy found that her good looks made her attractive to older boys. She quickly mastered the an of flirting, underplaying her abil- ities, and acting dependent. Now. it's no longer an act; Missy is totally dependent on finding and holding on to a man at any cost.
During her manhunts, Missy's GPA plummets, and she berates herself for every perceived inadequacy, past and present. The emotional toll is stagger- ing as she continues her quest for the next man who will "make life wonder- ful again."
In Missy's mind, lyrics from her old records - "I'm gonna make you love me. . . Love is all I need" - represent truth. She needs to learn that these words are just myths set to music, and that the "love" she gets is usually shal- low and manipulative.
Missy needs counseling to help her confront her irrational feeling of unworthiness and her fear of being alone. She needs to get in touch with her positive attributes- her intelligence, sensitivity, and loyalty. She needs to stop being so dependent on others and learn to rely on herself. Missy is a clas- sic example of a young woman much envied as "having it all," but whose life is empty inside.
Anxious "Love"
The closing ritual on Founders' Day is always a bittersweet moment for Sharon as she recalls special times shared with her sisters. The A0I1 house was heaven on eanh compared to living at home where she cared for four younger sisters while her parents waged a verbally-abusive war. Faced with the demand to return home after
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graduation to help support the family. Sharon cajoled Wayne into marriage. Though she planned to be the perfect homemaker, W ayne repeatedly lost his job. Sharon eventually became the primary wage earner, housekeeper, and parent to their son. When the divorce came after 14 years of half- hearted marriage, Sharon was emotionally unprepared. She denied that she was hurt and ignored her real feelings. At first she focused all her attention on her son Troy. Later she dulled her emotional pain with an oppressive schedule of work, classes, and saidy while she earned an MBA degree. By the time she finished her degree. Troy was away at college.
Unable to enjoy living alone, Sharon had no difficulty finding a suc- cession of "needy" men. The latest is 30-year-old Jason. He was the sales representative for a stationery compa- ny when they met at Sharon's office, where she is now a 49-year-old exec- utive. She prickles when Troy jokes about "Mom's toy-boy." Yet Jason has slipped into the pampered, protected role that her own son rightly rejected.
Jason is constantly changing jobs as "a career move." Unfortunately, his moves are costly to Sharon. With each new job, Jason requires different clothes or a better car. Driving to work, Sharon chews antacids to calm her tense stomach as she plans how
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she will "throw the lazy bum out." But by the time Sharon gets home, Jason will have a candlelight dinner, a rose by her pillow, or some other sucker play designed to feed into her desper- ate grasp at love. Jason isn't really the bad guy; he's just another in a long line of manifestations of Sharon's Love Addiction.
Like many successful women who play the assigned roles of wife, moth- er, and career woman perfectly, Sharon is a stranger to herself. To understand the source of her anxi- eties, she needs to come to terms with her past. In childhood, Sharon was required to be "mother" to both par- ents and siblings in her dysfunctional family. Slipping back into the mother- protector role for the men in her life was easy. W ayne, Jason, and the other male companions were all addicts (gambling, sex, lazy living, etc.). Sharon's controlling role supported their addictions and gave her a "love fix." She is hooked on "love." It pro- vides relief from her pain of being alone and unconnected.
Sharon has failed to identify her strengths and real needs as a woman. Anger and rejection from childhood have stunted her emotional maturity. She needs professional counseling to heal earlier traumas and to allow the maturing of her "inner child." Sharon is an example of how an intelligent, suc- cessful woman can live a double life. At work, she is seen as assertive, logi- cal, and decisive. But in her personal life, she clings to irrational beliefs that lead to destructive behaviors. Until her beliefs about self and others come in line with reality, love will be an expen- sive, unsatisfied craving.
Controlling "Love"
Good guy Hugh. Need help mov- ing furniture for rush, tutoring for calculus, or organizing a party? Hugh will do it. He has a way with people that seems magical, or manipulative, depending on your perspective. Hugh isn't the handsomest or wealthiest guy
on campus, although you might think so if you counted the number of women he has conquered.
Conquest is Hugh's soul food. But his need to conquer is not limited to women. His drive to succeed helped him earn scholarships, succeed at his profitable sales job, and win officesin student government.
When the pressure of work and school become oppressive, Hugh searches for a new woman. He keeps reminding himself that it's time to find a compatible woman and build a rela- tionship. But his life is just too busy, so he settles for sex. But not the casual tumble and good-bye. Hugh's ego demands the surrender of a "nice girl." To accomplish this, Hugh is a master in the art of romance. And he's patient enough to pursue a woman for as long as necessary to win her.
LoveAddiction mayseemless serious than drug or alcohol addiction, but the recovery
process is similar.
Once Hugh scores, he begins to control the woman's time and atten- tion. The more she caters to his sexual demands, the less satisfaction he gets. For Hugh, possession is boring com- pared to the thrill of pursuit, and he eventually rejects each woman.
Hugh's rejected women might call him a sex addict. But his problem is actually a love addiction played out in the macho-acceptable arenas of work and sex. Like Sharon, he appears suc- cessful yet feels nothing but self-loathing and failure. Hugh's emo- tional growth remains stuck in his teens. He uses his youthful looks as a lure for caretaker-oriented women.
So far, Hugh has never been vio- lent toward his women, but that could change as his misplaced anger burns without relief. His addictive patterns form the foundation for other addic- tions, such as exercise, alcohol, or drugs.
To begin recovery, Hugh must stop anesthetizing one addiction (work) with another (sex). He must admit that his facade of control hides powerless- ness and fear.
Love Addiction may seem less seri- ous than drug or alcohol addiction, but the recovery process is similar. Whether Hugh finds help through psy- chotherapy, 12-Step groups, or a combination of both, he must develop a healthy relationship with himself. Only then he will be able to develop healthy relationships with others.
Honest Love vs. Destructive Love
What is love? The answer is never simple, and finding a definition for "love" is an ageless dilemma. However, there are basic differences between honest love and destructive love. Hon- est love is open and mutually trusting. Control is shared by both people in the relationship. Destructive love, on the other hand, is hidden, suspicious, and tries to control the relationship. A per- son involved in an honest love relationship is complete on her own. A love-addicted person feels complete only when she is "in love."
Love Addicts are afraid to get off their roller-coaster ride, even though it is filled with jittery stomachs, tense muscles, and heart-wrenching fear. This fear turns to painful emptiness when each relationship ends.
People who know honest love may tremble with delight and tingle at a touch, yet their love will increasingly satisfy, affirm, and empower each other. They know the meaning of another Bible verse about love which says that it "protects, rejoices, trusts, hopes, always perseveres." Whatever your religion or creed, those qualities are a solid foundation for honest love.
Author's note. The names used in these examples are fictitious. The sto- ries are a combination of people with similar problems. ?§>
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Honors and Memorials
A gift to the AOIl Foundation continues to be one of the best ways to honor or memorialize an A0I1 sister, friend or family member. Honors can made to commemorate a significant happening in someone's life such as graduation, birthdays, anniver- saries or births. Contributions can be made to any of the Foundation's funds. The following honor/memorial gifts were received between April 1, 1992 and December 31, 1992.
Edith Anderson, B<i>'17 by Beta Phi Chapter
Sue Beaty Antony(baby boy), * Y '80 by Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Rosalie Barber, SO '57 6yEliseMoss,TA'70
Donna Barwick, AS 72 6y Elise Moss, TA 70
Beta Delta Chapter by Region II
Julie Brining. PA S3 &yEliseMoss,TA 70
Lisa Brown. XB'83
by Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter
Nancy Bussing, <]>Y 74
by Chicago W Suburban Alum Chap
Marianne Carton, Y '42 by Elise Moss, T A 7 0
Chi Beta
ftyjacque Dinwiddie EA '43
Chicago West Suburban Alumnae Chapter outgoing executive board
fiyChicago W Suburban Alum Chap Chicago West Suburban Alumnae Chapter new members
by Chicago W Suburban Alum Chap Samara Christlieb. X '90
6yChi Chapter Liz Coffey, XA '55
fiyEliseMoss,TA'70 LindaCollier,XO'62
6y Elise Moss, TA 70 Tricia Conover, <t>Y 70
fiyEliseMoss,TA 70 MaryConverse.#K '62 6yEliseMoss,TA 70
Caitlin Corey, daughter of Roseanne West Corey, BA '81
by Leslie Hopkins Wilt, BA'80 Jeffrey Cosgrove,
fiyJacque Dinwiddie, EA '43 Craig
by Betty Benedict Taylor, Y '44 Betty Aschenbeck Daniel,
byP\ Kappa Corporation Dorothy Dean, 1' 19
by Montgomery Alumnae Chapter Maxine Dees, <1> '35
by Norma Taylor, A '37
Jacque Dinwiddie, EA '43 6y Elise Moss, TA 70
DJF/AOI1 Merger
by Karen Mills XA 78
Elisabeth Donaldson, TA 79 fiyEliseMoss,TA 70
Kelsey Jean Engel, daughter of Tami Lovejoy Engel, AB '82
by Caroline Craig, AB'80 Rene Strong Fitzgerald, I IK '57
by Barbara Huber Ward, flK '65 Judy Flessner, 1 7 6
6yChicago NW Suburban Alum Chap Foundation Staff
fiy Elise Moss, TA 70 GammaBetaChapter
by Region II
Jo Ann Gibbons, KA '53
fjyCarla Showers Paul, K A 7 2 Norma Purvis, KA '55
Terri Hill Harrison, K A '68 Mary Ann Jenkins, KA '66
Renda & Karen Greene, BP 7 9 & '80 ftyjay & Nadine Greene
Alice Foote Gwynn, X '25 fiyJaney Clements King, (-) '52
Mary Ann Hartwick, XI '56
by Lake County Alumnae Chapter
Karolyn Payne Hayes, NO '65
ijy Katherine Payne Morris, XO '64
Jo Beth Heflin, UK '46 ty Elise Moss.TA 70
EllieHickein,IX '53 6yAnneL.Timmons,SX 76
Audrey Hopkins, Y '46 £y Elise Moss, TA 70
BarbaraHunt,<I>A'60 byEliseMoss,TA 70
Jennifer Jenson, KO 7 8
by Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter
Betty Lou Jones. 1 0 '62
by Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter
Patricia Jurza, X I 65
tiyChicago NW Suburban Alum Chap
Lisa Kampf, T A '87
by Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter
Kappa Omicron Chapter
6y Creative Business Events, Inc.
Edna LaBrot,
by Nu Beta Chapter
Lambda lota Alumne Advisory Board by Lambda lota Chapter
Alec Elbin Levy, infant son of Georgia Levy, B<t> '83
fiyLake County Alumnae Chapter Lisa Lewis, EA '81
by Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter Westill Jeffrey Lindstrom, son of Dan & Carol Swanson Lindstrom, <t>S '80
by Norma G. Taylor A '37 Wendy Lorenzen, Y A '89
by Caroline Craig, AB '80
Dorothy Lowdermilk, B<I> '20
by Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Joann Macander. S I 7 0
by Chicago Suburban Alum Chapter
LindaMcElhany, XI70
by Lake County Alumnae Chapter
Kimberly McGowan, <J>B '80
by Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter
Emily Alyse Mills, daughter of Karen Mills, XA 78
by Caroline Craig, AB '80 Jo Beth Heflin, U K '46 Barbara Rinehart, AB '69
GaleMinnice,II 74
by Lake County Alumnae Chapter
Elise Moss, TA 70 by Foundation Staff Pat Mottweiler, 0 48
toy Elise Moss, TA 70
Blair Seward Moxon, son of Patricia Shelton Moxon, NA '80
fiy Caroline Craig, AB'80 Luana Nedich, OE '63
by Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter Anne Payne Nicastro, NO '69
by Katherine Payne Morris, NO '64 Jenny Sanders Nicely
(baby boy),KK '83
by Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter Kevin Abbott O'Brien, son of Katherine Southern O'Brien, <h '82
by Caroline Craig, A B '80 Cathy Parker, TO 7 6
by Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter Jane Pettigrew
by Paula Barta, XA 7 1 Liz Pietsch, B<3> 7 8
AyChicago W Suburban Alum Chap
Polly Quigley, S T 7 0
by Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter
Region IA0I Is
by Gretchen Zollendeck, <t)A '60
Region IX ROC & RDs fiyBarb Long AP '63
Region VII
fiy Chicago W Suburban Alum Chap
Pat Roszkowski, SI 70
by Chicago W Suburban Alum Chap
Stephanie Russell, K O 7 8
by Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter
Martha Schroeder. SP 77 ftyChicago NW Sub. Alum Chapter
Kim Sharpe. (baby boy) * Y '83
by Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Sigma Phi Chapter (25th Anniversary)
by Marianne Carton Y '42 Kay Sutherlin, O '57
by Elise Moss, T A 7 0
Evalyn Gilpatrick Thumm P '33
by Karen Steigmann, NS '65 Tricia Tidwell, AS '80
ftyAnne Ruzic, AS 7 6 Becky Weinberg, XA '60
by Elise Moss, T A 7 0 Shirley Weismantel. P '46
by Lake County Alumnae Chapter Robin Wright, TA 79
by Elise Moss, T A 7 0 Judith Zawacke, BA '65
by Chicago NW Sub. Alum Chap Jean Zimmermann AB '65
by Chicago NW Sub. Alum Chap
Correction: In the Summer issue of To Dragma Betty Drummond was listed as deceased. It should have read in memory of Mary Elizabeth Douglas Walker by Betty Drummond. Also, Caroline Kramer Neu, E, was omitted from the fall listing of donors. We regret the errors.
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In Honor of:


Alice Alexander. A '23 fiySun City Alumnae Group
Mabel AlforrJ, mother of Sandy Gover, A X 7 7
by Kentuckiania Alumnae Chapter
Missy Taylor, XA 75 Carolyn Ross Babson, OH '36
by Dekalb/Kane Co. Alum Chap Eunice Force Barkell A '30
by Mrs. Vance Haswell, S '34 Jean H. Maroder, A '38 Phyllis Westerman, P '36
Lois Brown Bartlett, Z '48
by Laura Scherff Waters, Z '48
Carl Berzelius, father of Marian Berzelius, r e '85
fjyBethR.Moran,A'29
Mary J. Lybrook Bodimer, B4> '43
byMatildaLybrookSmith,B*'42 Robert Bradley, husband of Judy Bradley,EST'60
by Marilyn Brownell, KP '59 Detroit N Suburban Alum Chap Nan McCain, P '41
Muncie Alumnae Chapter
Larry & Barbara Ottinger, KK '60 Mrs. Vicki Shipley, K K '65
Betty Allen Breymaier, ® * '48 fty Theta Psi Pledge Friends
Mary Ann Briedenbach's father, XA '63
by Karen Morauski, <M '82 Louise Lowe Brown, XS '47
by Donald Brown Ruth M. Brown, BO '28
by Marianne Carton, Y '42 Ann Gilchrist, 6 '56 Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter Audrey Hopkins, Y '46 Barbara Garrett Krause, 8 '54 Irene Oestrike, B r '34
Joan Piper Shepherd, SP 7 3
Kay Sutherlin, & '57
Theta Chapter Alum Advisory Comm Becky F. Wharton, IIA '36
Lucile Wright, B 0 '28
William Chesnut, husband of Joyce Norwall Chesnut, AS '48
by East Bay Alumnae Association
Sigma Corporation
Mary Jane Robertson Ciotti, B<t> '50
6/Jane Young, B4> '52 Elizabeth Corlett, PS '65
by Allison Dumble Mudrick, PS '67 Spring 1993
June Love Edmunds. 0 44
by Helen Sehorn Bryan, 0'43
Margaret Estes, () '20
by Margaret Estes Allbritton
Brian Farmer, son of Ben & Linda Gehris Farmer, TO '65
by Betty Gordy Schulz, TO'64 Ruth Freaney
fiyJacque Dinwiddie, EA '43 MaymeC. Galligan, T '22
by Betty Johnson Virginia Dee Gray, AO 7 4
by Mary Metz Dornier, A 0 7 3 (Mildred) Sue Cain Griffin, & '48
by Theta '51 Sisters Clara T. Harper
byVirginiaHarperBaer,©'69 Carolyn Huey Harris, PIP AS '38
£>yJacqueDinwiddie,EA'43
Joni Farmer Frobos, AS '80 EleanoreMacCurdy,IA'59
Ruth Estes Trager, AS '44
Phyllis Westerman, P '36 Margaret Elledge Harris, <l> '28
by Greater Kansas City Alum Chap
Irma Hedgcock
by Freda Klopfenstein Ebert, I '37
Andrew Hendrickson, husband of Elinor Hendrickson, P '25
tiyPenny Hamilton-Dowden, EA '36 Richard Hibbs, father of Kathryn Senter rjyKathryn Senter, Kappa Omega '88
Virginia Baker Hill, I '36
by Margaret McGarry Struyk, I '36 Margaret Wade, ITA '26
Cicely DeSilver Hindenach, EA '38 by Mary Alice Clemmer Smith, EA '37
Mary Lou Horn, tl '42
by Elizabeth Reese Witt, n '37
Cliff Jenkins, father-in-law of Mary Ann Jenkins, KA '66
fiyEliseMoss, T A 7 0
David & Theresa Davis, AK 7 7 Patricia Helland PO '91
Karen Seezen
Ruth M. Johnson. TSi '87-mother of Jan Slagowski, KK '55
fiyAbington Heights Civic League AOl I Executive Board
Barbara Barr, AT '54
Beloit Corporation
Carlene Brodbeck, KK '57
Kristi Farmer, A T '88
Ann Gilchrist, 0 '56 Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter Lexington Alumnae Chapter Thea Scioscia, <I>B 7 2
Ruth W. Shorter, n o '64
Jan Slagowski, KK '55 Virginia Tidewater Alum Chap
Kay Jones'mother, SA76 ftyJulie Brining, TA '83 Robin Wright, TA 7 9
Margaret Fairchild Jones, EA 38 byDorothyJeterDenison,EA '33 Maybelle Hamilton Dowden, EA '36 OlwenE.Forbes,EA '36
Doris & Gene Johnson, EA '35
ElizabethMcVickerStartzell,EA '35 Lisa Rollow Justis
fcyAnne Bourne, KO '51
Phillip Kappes, father of Rosemary Schwierjohn, I '69
by Susan Papke Fischer, I '69 Kathleen Hackett Forse, I '69 Linda Brownfield Liermann, 1 7 1
Marcella Dee Sadler Kuhn, I '81
by Michelle Sadler Williams, BA '83
Chun-Jo Liu
Mary Dell Lund, T '46
Eleanore MacCurdy, IA '59 Richard Marsh
Nan McCain, P '41
Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Morris
Elise Moss, TA 70
Omaha Area Alumnae Chapter GailOsborn, SO'53
Pocatella Alumnae Chapter Sherman & Nancy Poland, K '45 Ross, Marsh, Foster, Myers & Quiggle Mary Russell
Freddie Kalil Schutten, YA '67 Mrs. Floyd Stafford
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Stafford MartyTaylor,T'51
Jane Wainwright, K '60 MaryP.West,T'34
Phyllis Westerman, P '36 Schuyler&JanetWoodhull
Jenna Mishelle Ley
by Susan Hughes Ley, KK '68
Mr. & Mrs. George Lindahl, parents of Loretta Lindahl Troup TA '60
by Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter Ann Lindenschmit,
by Cheryl Blasdel, \ A 7 6 Dr. T. G. Ling
iyJacque Dinwiddie, EA '43 Mary Llewellyn, EA '33
by Rosamond Bratton, EA '31 Dorothy Denison, EA '33 Elizabeth A. Lewis, EA '31 Evelyn T. Lewis, EA '31
Margaret Lowdermilk, BO '25 £yRuth M. Brown, BO'28 Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Vangie Manasco's grandmother, AA 77 by Alpha Delta Chapter
Marion Lowenthal Masterson. P '29 fiyLeo Wolf-Martin, P '29
Lee McAdams. A A '90 by Alpha Delta Chapter
Diana Young Menzies, KK 76 by Louise Lingner, KK 7 5
Marilyn Mikesell, AS '50 feyArleene Caneer, AS '51 Jacque Dinwiddie, EA '43 Washington Alumnae Chapter
Alma Miller, UA '37
by Audrey Bosley Wright, IIA '36
In Memory of:
Nancy Louise Holbrook Landry, n
72
by Schuyler Louapre, n Jonathan Leibring
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6y Naomi R, Draheim
Ruth Leichtamer, PIP o n , '45
by Eleanore MacCurdy, IA '59 ROC & RDs of Region IV Phyllis Westerman, P '36
Wilma Smith Leland, PIP T 70
by Alison Lyn Englund Burns, T '82 Chicago NW Suburban Alum Chap Norma Coleman
DeKalb/Kane Co. Alumnae Chapter The Oliver F. Foreman Family Elizabeth Fassett, S '86
Mrs. J. L. Garton, T '24
Jacob Goldberg
Barton & Carol Green
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Harless
Jo Beth Heflin, IIK '46
Janie & Jim Hillis
Houston Alumnae Chapter
lota Chapter
Mrs. Glenn Johnson, 6
Barbara Kohler, T '54
C. D. Langhorne, Jr.
Phyllis Lehmberg
'32
Mary Kauth Neuschwander, I 55 by Marcia Davis Moser, NI '57
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Memorial, Continued.
Mrs. Ortale, mother of Carla Ortale Hosier, $ 0 '53
by Barbara Ackerman, * 0 '53 Robert 0. Phillips
by M.Kathleen Phillips, A X 7 7 Marcia Beckman Prestrud, Z '39
by Betty Ann Wegener, Z '41 Louise Zimmerer Pureed, E A '44 by Hazel Davis Heaton, E A '44
Lorena Terry Strickland Quick, K '41 by Helen Dodd Carney, NO '26 Betty and Jimmy Drummond, KO'45 Mrs. Robert C. Evans Jr., n '62 Rosemary Wood Potter, K O '67 Betty Williams, K O '46
Becky Rector's uncle, K 7 5 by Muncie Alumnae Chapter
Margaret Scott Reeves, A * '29 fiyJulie Reeves Johnson
Mary Ragget Rodriguez, A P 7 0 6yWendolyn Hongo Peace, A P 7 0
Jack 0. Sanders
ZyMarjorie Hunt Sanders, I '40
Carl Herman and Bertha Schmidt by Pauline Schmidt Englert, 0 '32
Suzanne Hummitch Seely, B T '45 £iyJudy Swope Packard, B r '48
Dan Shannon, husband of Alice Jo Eilis Shannon, 1 7 6
by North Houston Alumnae Chapter Laverne J. Sharp
iyGwen Snow Sharp, B4> '44 Mary "Wina" Shepardson, A '37
by Margaret McArdle, A '33 Joanne Shepherd, father of, I P 7 6
by Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter Sally Timbs Smiley, KA77
by Stephanie Hendricks, K A 7 7 Mrs. Smith, mother of Julie Smith Vetter, X A 7 2
byln State Alumnae Chapter Virginia Snider, o n '23
by Mildred Hutcherson, o n '40 Inez Somers, mother of Bonnie Berger, T '62
by Art and Reba Traber, Y '38 Glenn Spence, brother of Carol SpenceBarrow,K6'45
byTulsaAlumnaeChapter Kay Stehlik, Z 70
by Carole Jansen Hall, Z'69 Edwin Struble, uncle of Jacque Dinwiddie, E A '43
£>y Jacque Dinwiddie, E A '43
Dorothy Sprafka Sullivan, P '34 by Phyllis Westerman, P '36
May Pearl Sutton, mother of Phyllis Sutton Busick, 0 ¥ '49
6y Theta Psi Pledge sisters Forrest Swan, husband of Alverna Swan, Y '45
by Marianne Carton, Y '42
Audrey Hopkins, Y '46 F. F. Tolle
by Jacque Dinwiddie, EA '43 Jane Trotter Turner, B<1> '43
by Carol Trotter Berkey, B * '47 William A. Turner, husband of Jane Bigger Turner, K O '43
by Betty Drummond K O '45 Marjorie Kent Cain Salisbury West
by Francis Salisbury Davis, A S '39 Ruth Wible, Bd>'45
iyBeta Phi Corporation Board
MildredTownsendLong,B4>'43 MarthaWilhoite,0 '32
byAnn Gilchrist, © '56
Betty Gadient Huckleberry, 0 '34 Mary Elizabeth Homer Jones, © '34 Evelyn Adams Lindquist, A '43 Audrey Pelham, © '51
De Alba Robertson, 0 '30 Joan Piper Shepherd, IP Marsha Sullivan, K A '86 Theta Chapter
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The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Second Century Society.
What is the Second Century Society?
The Second Century Society is a distinguished club to honor and recognize AOI1 sisters and friends who have remembered the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation in their estate plans. This Society was founded in 1992.
How does one become a member of the Second Century Society?
Membership is extended when the Alpha Omicron
Pi Foundation receives notification naming the Foun- dation as a beneficiary of a planned gift. Sisters who have already notified the Foundation of an estate plan will be Charter Members. Charter membership will remain open until December 31, 1994.
Whattypes ofgifts are accepted?
• Life insurance policies naming the AOI1 Founda- tion as owner, primary or. contingent beneficiary of a new or existing policy.
• Will bequests designating the AOTI Foundation for a specific amount or percentage of the donor's estate.
• Charitable trusts
How are members of the Second Century Society recognized?
Celebration of charter membership will be held at Convention in June 1993 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee where members will be hon- ored at a special luncheon. They will also be recognized in the fall issue of To Dragma.
How does one make arrangements for a planned/deferred gift?
• Consultwithyourattorney,accountantortaxadvisor • Notify the AOII Foundation of your planned gift
• Send a copy of the pertinent documentation to the
Foundation Office
The AOII Foundation Staff is available to answer questions pertaining to planned gifts directed to AOFI at International Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, TN 37027 or 615/370-0920.
Adrian Wilhoite
Adrian Wilhoite, Jr., son of Martha Wilhoite, 0 '32
by Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Theta Alumnae Advisory Committee Anna Williams, E A '51
AyKenlyn Ziegler, E A '53
W. B. Wolverlon, husband of Harriet Rowen Wolverton, Y '43
by Bill and Marianne Carton, Y '42
Donations in memory of friends, sisters and loved ones may be sent to: AOn Foundation, 9025 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027


Rubies are an AOITs best friend!
Dear Marianne and all my AOII sisters,
"My heart and bugs go out to you. Here I sit happy, healthier, and deeply appreciative of the money sentfrom the Ruby Fund."
"You have been an immeasurable help to me during these difficult times."
members. In the past, small contribu- tions have met the existing needs. Hard times now call for generous hearts and minds to help ensure growth and security for the future.
"When you contributed to the Ruby Fund as a collegian, you never thought the Ruby Fund would touch your life later. After I became sick, it didn't even dawn on me to ask for help until some friends became aware of my growing medical expenses," Maiy Lou remembers. "I was grateful not only for the money, but also for the feeling of community. You feel so alone when you are sick and this just wanns your heart."
Born out of love for one of the Founders, the AOII Foundation Ruby Fund is available to help any member in her time of need.
Rubies are indeed an AOIIs best friend!
—Contributed by
Angela Alexander, Rho Omicron (Middle Tennessee State U.)
"How to Apply for a Ruby Fund Grant or Loan"
After a sister has determined there are no other means of solving her financial problems, she may call the Foundation Office at 615/370- 0920 to request an application.
Completed applications should be sent to Marianne Carton, Chair- person of the Ruby Fund. Each member of the Ruby Fund Commit- tee will review the application and determine if funding is appropriate. The committee then decides whether assistance will be offered in the form of a grant or an interest- free loan.
Loan repayment schedules are determined by the chairperson and agreed upon by the Ruby Fund recipient. Ruby Fund grants do not have to be repaid.
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7 received the check on Friday. I am very grateful. - There's not a whole lot more I can say -1 am speechless."
"We are grateful to all of the AOIIs for their support of M. during her illness. It has kept her going."
f am prouder than ever to say that AOII was therefor me when I really needed help this is an example of
what sisterhood is all about."
"Wehave notbeenabletofind thewordstoexpressourgratitudefor your kindness and help during the loss of our daughter. She loved AOII so much and was soproud to be a member."
These heart felt words are just a few of the many shared by those who have been personally touched by the Ruby Fund, the "Heart of AOII". Since its birth in 1946, the Ruby
Fund has helped tackle the financial burdens of almost two hundred AOris. Hurricanes, fires, cancer, death - all have wrecked the lives of AOII sisters and caused them to call upon the Ruby Fund for assistance.
Both collegians and alumnae are eligible to apply to the Ruby Fund but anyone considered must be in dire financial need. Funding is available for those w h o have explored all avenues of financial support and have no where else to turn.
The Ruby Fund was originally- established to assist an AOII Founder. Stella George Stern Perry. At that time, some alumnae who were close to Stel- la became aware of her growing financial burdens. Out of their love for Stella and for AOII, those alumnae started the fund to help Stella and other AOIIs in their time of crisis.
Today, the Ruby Fund Chairper- Spring 1993
son and Committee determine who receives funding. All applications are kept anonymous. After the committee detennines ifa request can be granted, it then decides ifthe fundingwill be in the Form of a grant or an interest-free loan.
"The Ruby Fund is truly the heart of AOII." Marianne Carton. Chairper- son of the Ruby Fund, explains, "it gives the committee and me a great sense of satisfaction to know we were able to help an AOII out of a desper- ate situation."
And although the circumstances of each situation differ, the number of requests has continued to grow.
"The Ruby Fund was a last ditch effort for me to get some financial help," Lisa Gilbreath, Phi, recalls. "It was a life saver. I feel fortunate to have received the help. In fact. I paid my (Ruby Fund) loan back early!"
Founders' Day is the one main gift-giving time for the Ruby Fund, but it is the regular contributions received throughout the year that allow the committee to help so many AOII


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124 Pullover Windbreaker, Navy w/White Letters L, XL.,
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113 Planner Notebook/Organizer
114 RoseMemo Boardwith Pen
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(ModeledbyNanMcCain,PastInternational President) J. AOII Picture Fromes-
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50 Year Members
The women on this list have seen many changes during their 50 years as members of Alpha Omicron Pi. We offer our congratulations and best wishes as they look to the future. This list includes each member's name, city, and state or Canadian province. If International Headquarters has no current address, no city is listed. If you know the address of any of these "lost" alumnae, please notify International Headquarters. Please note that the list includes women initiated during the school year of 1943-44.
Alpha Omicron
Louisiana State University
Elizabeth Martha Wilkey Alstadt, Little Rock, AR
Marjorie Mae Keeny Ball, New Orleans, LA Mary Jeanne Wooley Bowman,
Los Angeles, CA
Janella Dorothy Lansing Derrick Elayn Hunt Eicher, Deceased Nelda Ruth Shaw Furlow
Helen Loune Wilkey Jackson,
Hattiesburg, MS
Shirley Ann Campbell Jackson,
Ponchatoula, LA
Peggy Lynn Nolin Laborde, Hamburg, LA Louise Gail McDonald Massey
Adeline Nell Bruchhaus Middleton,
Warsaw, NC
Maurine Miriam Norton Elizabeth Gordon Sample Kittie Marie Williams Shaw,
Baton Rouge, LA
Edith Elizabeth Ensminger Shrader,
Knoxville, TN
Ruby Elizabeth Sharp Weber,
Metairie, LA Alpha Phi
Montana State University
Gladys Irene Anderson
Myrtle Jean Farris Fallon, Helena, MT Mary Rita Kennedy Fletcher,
Vancouver, WA
Kathleen Joyce Klingler Galbraith Mary Gertrude Miles Gay, Broadus, MT Martha Ann Mercer Gilchrist,
Spokane, WA
Ruth Rose McDonald Hadzor, Boise, ID Virginia Marie Kohn Hayler, Deceased Patricia Marie Odonnell Johnson,
Initiated between 7/1/43 - 6/30/44
Claire Gertrud Trueworthy Johnston Lillian May Kane
Ruth Hamieton Dulong Kozak,
Seattle, WA
Marjorie May Marsh, Sepulveda, CA Marjory Helen Wampler Mayfield,
Arlington, VA
Bette Louise Summervilie McGavin,
Great Falls, MT
Muriel Eileen Reiquam McMichael,
Nampa, ID
Winifred Eleano McDermott McMullin,
Glendive, MT
Virginia Lois Boid Nelson, San Diego, CA Margaret Ann Simpson Nolan, Billings, MT Gloria Margaret Oconnell, Helena, MT Mildred Louise Balzhiser Olsson,
Ronan, MT
Ethel Patricia Rend Orlich, Pullman, WA Loretta Kathryn Peters Prothero,
Deceased
Shirley Ann Wilson Simpson,
Big Sandy, MT
Gyla Margaret Marmont Smith,
Bellevue, WA
Martha Josephine Wright Suter, W .
Lafayette, IN
Doris Ruth Miller Swartz, Bozeman, MT Genevieve Marie Lyden Swendseld,
Butte, MT
Mildred Marie Marsh Watson,
Sepulveda, CA
Frances Alid Vandenbiesen Wheeler,
Milton-Freewater, OR
Ellen Katherine Davis Whitson, Deceased
Alpha Sigma
University of Oregon
Mary Kathryn Lloyd Baird, Sacramento, CA Deborah Marie Ann Belknap Bowman,
Nampa, ID
Mary Lee Elliott Cisney, Springfield, OR Lanora Marie Newell Golphenee,
Scappoose, OR
Grace Ellen Simpson Hansen,
Mercer Island, WA Alberta Jean Mellies Hubbard,
Sacramento, CA
Barbara Radmore Kimball, Eugene, OR Amelia Ann Krueger
Eleanor Marie Anderson Littlejohn,
Fallbrook, CA
Doris Loennig, Fairbanks, AK
Marian Elaine Gephart Maycock
Jean Alice Carkin Sanesi, Granada His., CA Nadyne Neet Simmons, Springfield, OR Esther Quier Simpson
Edith Estelle Allen Smith, Spokane, WA Martha Lucille Tapp
Alpha Tau
Denison University
Dorothy May Barrett
Jeanette Nilma Knoeppel Bishop,
Peninsula, OH
Priscilla Brown
Janet Warren Burnham Ehrhart,
Eugene, OR
Marian Louise Johnston Gardner Margaret Angela Tribble Horton,
Deceased
Ruth Carolyn McCullough llika,
Sequim, WA
Ruth Layton Miesse Kirk, Seattle, WA Esther Worstell Lawrence, Norwalk, OH Elsie Ann Barry Lewis, Frankfort, IN Marjorie Helen Coulthurst Lutz,
Woodland His., CA
Louise Carpente Ostergren MeManus,
Virginia Bch., VA
Joan Sue Lyne Miller, Cambridge, OH
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Elmina Elizabeth McCurdy More, Ardmore, PA
Dorothy Elise Haldi Murphy, Dallas, TX Nina Lorraine White Ring, Rock Island, IL Martha Jeanne Reiter Stumpf, Hickory, NC Margaret Ann Koester Warner,
Fairlawn, OH
Beta Gamma
Michigan State University
Olga Kathryne Sivanov Baich, Mt. Clemens, Ml
Ligia Ester Quiozsimons Dearms Jean Carolyn Zook Frame
Helen Margaret Sweet Godoshian,
Frankfort, Ml
Eleanor Mary Piatt Hemingway Roxie Louise Osterhalt Hemmeter,
Tucson, AZ
Jean Mary MacKlem Hokala
Joanne Attwood Kettles, Bonita Spgs., FL Gretchen Elaine Wright Lloyd,
Colorado Spgs., CO Norma Mary MacRae
Wilma Jean Helfrich Malarik,
Traverse City, Ml
Janet Johnson Monroe
Margaret Ann Mills Peabody, Gaylord, Ml Loveda llene Box Poyet
Doris Ann Rinehart Reeves, Nutley, NJ Marguerite Merceede Olsen Zachel,
Morenci, Ml Beta Kappa
University of British Columbia
Elizabeth Matild Anderson Backman, Vancouver, BC
Suzanne Isabel Dalrymple Campbell, Oakville, ON
Frances Margaret Airey Gregory, Vancouver, BC
Margaret Elizabeth Morgan Johnston, Victoria, BC
lola Wyndemere Musfelt Knight, West Vancouver, BC
Dorothy Patricia Stamatis McPherson
Beta Phi
Indiana University
Barbara Jane Groff Ammon, Tucson, AZ Mary Patricia Bane Brunson, Ft. Wayne, IN Jane Arbuthnat Needham Kiernan,
Kansas City, MO
Peggy Brooks Nunn Knopsnyder,
Deceased
Martha Sue Lapping, Deceased
Ruth Peters Lawson, Eden Prairie, MN Rita Ann Mendenhall Mengon,
Evansville, IN
Rita Alice Mercille, Deceased
Vivian Parry Peterson, Deceased
Betty Jo Powell Robinson, Oceanside, CA Martha Houlehan Sayler, Birmingham, Ml Mary Schlabach
Marilyn Moore Stucker, Dallas, TX
Mary Frances Clark Underwood,
Sun City Center, FL Beta Tau
University Of Toronto
Margaret Sylvia Sumbler Gilboe, New Liskeard, ON
Mary Everett McConney Harvey, Oakville, ON
Lucy Kathleen Hopkins
Elizabeth Louise Canning Plumb,
Deceased Chi
Syracuse University
Mildred Loraine Almquist Mary Almina Rogers Baker,
Lake Pleasant, NY
Barbara Jean Wells Bedell Eleanor Ann Tierno Colangelo,
Cape Coral, FL
Claire Marie Brown Cox, Enumclaw, WA Molly Sakezles Fehalis, Sarasota, FL Shirley Rae Gravius Florence, Vestal, NY Janice Mary Brewer Foster, Simsbury, CT Mary Ellen Wilson Howe, Largo, FL
Lois Virginia Kober Klotz, State College, PA Rita Katherine Dunn Ludden,
Falls Church, VA Dorothy Lucille Lane Oliver,
Midland Park, NJ
Bertha Eveline Harbury Russell,
Redwood City, CA Margaret L Austin Smartt,
Colorado Spgs., CO
Catherine Ann Van Alstyne, Deceased
Chi Delta
University of Colorado
Gloria Winifred Hunter Berry, Deceased Dorothy Ruth Rogers Crandall, Deceased Stella Harbert White Fitts, Jackson, TN Barbara Hungerford, Deceased
LaVerne Harriet Holm Norman, Countryside, IL
Cynthia Pels
Anne Bridges McKee Rankin
Joy Elaine Fereday Sherwood, Boise, ID Mary Frances Peterman Walker
Susan Rockey Winterer
Delta
Tufts University
Jean Nichols Arlander, Salem, MA Hope Deering Benedict, Deceased Mavis Rosalind Jensen Brown,
Needham, MA
Ruth Dorothy Bloy Ely, New London, NH Nancy Ruth Herbert, Medford, MA
Helen Elizabeth Cleveland Herndon,
Dover, NH
Elizabeth Marian Angell Lakin, Deceased Jean Margaret Silk Laprairie, Deceased Evelyn Mae Adams Lindquist,
Indianapolis, IN
Helen Blood Scott, Deceased
Elizabeth Raiche Skolfield, Winter Park, FL Joan King Inman True, Palm Harbor, FL Ruth Marion Lamb Vigurs, England,
Epsilon
Cornell University
Mary Catherine Bizzell Debell Marilu Elise Shepard Dykes,
Rockledge, FL
Gwendolyn Owen Faith, Deceased Charlotte Caraline Fry Poor, Peoria, IL Alice Lucille Matthews Reynolds,
Rehoboth Beach, DE Muriel Salin Swezey Snider,
Cold Spring Harbor, NY Joyce Haber McCluskey Zweibel,
Rensselaer, NY Epsilon Alpha
Pennsylvania State University
Doris Mae Stack Ames, Ft. Clear, AL Mona Cordelia Shibli Bird, Deceased Jane Kathryn Wolbarst Braus,
Stockbridge, MA
Helen Louise Jones Davis Bette Jane Drause
Lenore Helen Hofmann Freitag,
Amelia Island, FL
Hazel Jane Davis Heaton, Boca Raton, FL Alice Elizabeth Hooper Hess,
King Of Prussia, PA
Spring 1993
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Mary Eldrid Anderson Hilton, Louisville, KY
Jane Freeman Schlosser Martindell, Allentown, PA
Louise Cyrenne Umberger Matternas, Deceased
Ann Hager McGovern
Charlotte Eileen Scibetta Mooney,
Indianapolis, IN
Gail Elaine Nicely, Ligonier, PA
Mary Louise Davis Nocket, Northridge, CA Elnora May Benton Oliphant, Madison, NJ Josephine Merle Lowrie Romberger,
Camp Hill, PA
Marlies IA Muller Roy, Northridge, CA Nancy Anne Norton Shepherd,
Spring Vly., CA
Katherine F McCormick Smith,
Brookside, NJ
Sarajane Shade Williams, Sunbury, PA Mary Louise Lamade Ziegler,
Swansboro, NC Gamma
University of Maine-Orono
Mary Elizabeth Barnes, Fort Fairfield, ME Barbara Louise Mills Browne, Bangor, ME Virginia Hellen Tufts Chaplin,
Georgetown, ME
Rosanna Niles Chute
Phyllis Louise Eldridge Dennegar, E.
Brunswick, NJ
Elizabeth Frances Jameson Duckett,
Damariscotta, ME
Joyce Faulkner Hotchkiss, Shelton, CT Nancy Pendleton Chase Koeritz,
Charlottesville, VA
Nora Elizabeth Chipman Schaible,
Syracuse, NY
Mary Joan Ambrose Shaw,
East Holden, ME
Elizabeth Higgins Speirs, Bangor, ME Lorraine Martha Davis Strain, Oakland, CA
lota
University of Illinois
Georgia Ruth Daniels Barnes
Helen Irene Brooks Dadent, Tarzana, CA Doris May Larsen Draw, Santa Teresa, NM Pearl Helen Tschannen Duhamel,
Los Altos His., CA
June Ruth Bramlet Erwin, Bourbon, IN Marvel Lavorne Eno Gifford
Irma Jean Roland Gillespie, Urbana, IL Valerie West Christiansen Goelitz,
Monterey, CA
Laura Edith Dexter Gordon, Pacoima, CA Mary Anne Wiseheart Hansen
Lois Jean McNamee Hoobler
Jeanne Eleanor Starkey Jacobson,
Deceased
Barbara Ann Lannon
Mary Lee Johns Leonard
Margaret Waldo Lewis, Indianapolis, IN Myrle Evelyn Maack
Winifred Baylor Mullins, Champaign, IL Doile Almeda Heun Nichols, Naperville, IL Carol Rogers Quimby Oldham
Peggy Jean Bachman Overberger
Wilma Louise Johnston Parham,
Deceased
June Ruth Lotz Pearce, Fairfield, IL Laverne Barnett Phillips
Margaret Louise Fisher Pratt, Roseville, IL Nell Ruth Obyrne Shapland,
Champaign, IL
Cecily Louise Denell Spiris,
Wilmington, MA Kappa
Randolph-Macon Women's College
Anne Gombrell McCarty Braden, Louisville, KY
Elizabeth Mhoon McRee Bunting, Memphis, TN
Helen Elizabeth Moreland Cotton Margaret Marion Beazley Dague,
Wadsworth, OH
Jeppie Blacksher Adams Gallalee,
Mobile, AL
Allison Denby Hand, Mobile, AL Margaret Jane Blood Howard,
Peterborough, NH
Virginia Jamison Goodall Johnson,
Birmingham, AL
Louise Hartley Robinson King, Mobile, AL Aline Young Sebrell Langston, Norfolk, VA Minnie Lee Barker Livingston,
Birmingham, AL
Alice Collier Marbury McCullough,
Birmingham, AL
Alverta Harding Selby
Mary Neilson Jacobs Smith,
Shreveport, LA
Karin Hughes Adams Stewart,
Birmingham, AL
Lucy Bucey Wooten Turnbull, Memphis, TN
Alabama Wyman Edwards Williams, Birmingham, AL
Marilyn May Morgan Williams Kappa Omicron
Rhodes College
Gloria Jean Walker Arenson, El Reno, OK Ann Elizabeth Pridgen Bailey,
Memphis, TN
Lyn'dall Claire James Cowan,
Germantown, TN
Betty Lee Hancock Drew, Memphis, TN Anne Cammeron Hirsheimer Finnerty Eunice Jean Shepherd Howard
Joyce Elizabeth Spalding Moriarty Trudy Minton Bruce Orpet
Dorothy Nelle Park Reinhardt, Deceased Carolyn Baine Cooke Taylor
Theresa Margaret Floyd Wulff
Kappa Phi
McGill University
Joyce Audrey Barwick, Kingston, ON Elizabeth Olla McCurdy Beaugrand,
Hudson, QU
Helen Isabel Smiley Campbell, Montreal
West,QU
Morna Avondale Gammell Darragh,
Deceased
Shirley Ann E Potter Dempster,
Lachute, PQ
Joyce Winifred Beatty Edson,
Washington, DC
Mary Alison Finnemore, Montreal, PQ Constance Joann Elliott Green,
Islington, ON
Patricia Louise Layton Haring, Deceased Helen Ruth E Leavitt, Montreal, PQ Betty Minnie Scholefield MacLaren,
Islington, ON
Audrey Isabel Kendree Makin,
Burlington, ON
Joan Doreen Wyman Malone,
Lacombe, AB
Barbara Lindsey Place Moore, Pointe
Claire, QU
Anne Phyllis Fowler Philips, He Bizard, QC
Kappa Theta
University of CaliforniaAA
Wilma Marie Bruce
Polly Ann King Clark, S. Pasadena, CA Muriel Catherine Kipps Clausen, Pt.
Richmond, CA
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Patti Jeanne Madsen Deweese, Vista, CA Bri Alva Knorr Hintz
Katherine E Fitzpatrick Lebow,
Washington, DC
Betty Loreen McFarland Merrill,
San Clemente, CA Lila Doyn Dixon Nelson, Newport Bch., CA
Elizabeth Rosalia Pearson Owen Claire Margaret Sloggett Schulze Betty Mae Smith Sullivan, Whittier, CA Lorna Elizabeth Wright Witt,
Kailua-Kona, HI
Lambda
Stanford University
Betty Ann Odenheimer Akins, Rancho Murieta, CA
Patricia Mary Miller Battaglia, Petaluma, CA
Mildred Manetta Harriman Binney, Blue Springs, MO
Marjorie Louise Hill Bogusch, Browns Vly., CA
Jacquelyn Cannon Bonnett, Riverside, CA Carol Edith Courtright Clifford, Stuart, FL Dorothy Ann Huff Davis, New York, NY Christie Alice Swanson Field, Choteau, MT Helen Louise Wiggs Ford, Menlo Park, CA Maryetta Fisher Hanley, Deceased
Frances Bennett Kirkwood, Santa Rosa, CA Ellen Frances Ellery Smith,
Newport Bch., CA
Helen Marguerite Steele Phyllis Irene Bartlett Stephens,
Belmont, CA
Mary Louise Sutter Tomblin, Carmel, CA Beverly Joy Lyle Tornquist,
Paso Robles, CA
Blanche Barbara Wayne Ward,
La Canada-Flintrdg, CA
Wilna Janet Rasmussen Wickstrum,
Deceased
Phyllis Kenyon Williams, Pleasanton, CA
Lambda Sigma
University of Georgia
Sara Lavinia York Barron, Newnan, GA Mary Louise Cobb Bugg
Frances Talulah Adams Carter, Atlanta, GA Dorothy Louise Ayers Compton,
Tampa, FL
Florence Valetta Lutz Dickson
Antoinette Roberts Floyd Elizabeth Narcissi Fannin Geisler,
Sarasota, FL
Gloria E Livingston Hamlin
Ethel Gloria Land Johnson, New Albany, IN Margaret Louise Fulton King, Atlanta, GA Mabel C Vanlandinghaus Krai,
Nashville, TN
Margaret Alice Kennedy Oneal,
Hartwell, GA
Marion Ernest Norris Patat
Laura Palmer Perry, Deceased
Mary Evlyne Shannon
Margaret Jane Clary Smith, Atlanta, GA Ruth Artrue Estes Trager, Boise, ID Margaret Mary White Weatherwax,
Winston-Salem, NC Nu
New York University
Christine Koja Baker, Crozet, VA
Mary Dolores Deniff, Southampton, NY Pearl Frances Gonzalez Goodwin
Ruth Elizabeth Treadway Hamilton,
Nashville, TN
Gloria Ann Koschwitz
Therese Marie Macri, New York, NY Marilyn Ellen Gregory Mangas, Deceased Gloria M Baraniuk McClusky
Virginia Doris Behan Mills, Chappaqua, NY Miriam Paliwoda Moody, Cranford, NJ Helen Elizabeth L Moore, New York, NY Justine Margare Valentine Price,
Pensacola, FL
Maria Odonnell Abrams Slaney Shirley Annette Buell Young,
Stroudsburg, PA
Nu Lambda
U. of Southern California
Nancy Louise Lyons Broadbent Nu Omicron
Vanderbilt University
Lucy Swann Mack Barrett, Savannah, GA Frances Tilford Beattie Chase
Mary Alford Wallace Clark, Deceased
Inez Shipp Gregory Dawkins, Deceased Martha Evelyn Graves DeBardeleben,
Princeton, NJ
Joanne Collins Duff
Mary Josephine Conn Folger Pauline Raworth Savage Hicks
Mildred Anne Moore Houk, Clearwater, FL Dorothy Anne Seigler Lancaster,
La Grange, GA
Margaret Ann Core Lish, Nashville, TN Ruth Marion McAuley, Deceased Helen Francis O'Kelley McDonald,
Bay St. Louis, MS
Kay Fields Miller, Memphis, TN Frances Adele Sumner Petersen,
Plymouth, Ml
Sara James West Robertson, Franklin, TN Celia Ann Vaughn Smith, Franklin, KY Jane Kennedy Smallwood Stearns,
Nashville, TN
Mary Clare Frazier Yarbro,
Oak Ridge, TN
Rachel Marie King Younger, Columbia, TN
Omega
Miami University
Phyllis Hutton Baird
Clara Reed Snyder Converse
Marion Lincoln Counts, Portsmouth, OH Nadine Kay Warner Fichter, De Land, FL Mary Barnett Boles Folken, Fern Park, FL Natalie Ann Conrt Hudson, Deceased Eileen Mae Vanmeter Lander, Deceased Frances Lucile Ousley Lowe, Cincinnati, OH Doris Jacqueline Sanders Moore,
Lake Park, FL
Patricia Cockcroft Morgan, Delmar, NY Dolores Mae King Niess
Doris Jean Eisele Pearse, Palm Harbor, FL Mary Louise Caldwell Pross, Berea, KY Georjean S Jorgenson Schueler
Marian Elaine Little Seiler, Mansfield, OH Florence Anne Wharton Smith
Murill Ann Foreit Tinling, Deceased
Omicron
U. of Tennessee - Knoxville
Mary McNeil Truscott Anderson, Zebulon, GA
Mary Virginia Jones Arnold, Bristol, TN Marian Lorene Arwood Brown,
Knoxville, TN
Helen Louise Sehorn Bryan, Camden, SC Betty Mae Jones Cooke, Oklahoma City, OK Mary Frances Mills Dallas
Rylma June Love Edmunds, Deceased Mary Witherspoon Talley Erwin,
Deceased
Margaret Gillespie Lowry Fennell
Spring 1993
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Marion Corothers Fussell, Centerville, TN Mildred Jeanne Brooks Graves,
Houston, TX
Marjorie Helen Rennick Greene,
Knoxville, TIM
Mary Elizabeth Wood Herbers,
Ruth Arminta Stallard, Deceased Jo Ann Tindall Wagner, Oveido, FL
Eleanor Ross Peterson
Ellyn Claire Holt Price, Bradenton, FL Suzanne Marie Randall Priest
Rose Marie Bridges Render,
Hilton Head Island, SC
Clarissa Stewart Scott
Thelma Mary Booth Sheetz
Shirley Ann Knibb Strong, Fairfax, VA Doccas Rawe Jones Tauscher, Peoria, IL
Pi Kappa
University of Texas - Austin
Martha Beryl Taylor Albers, Visalia, CA
Margie Verum Brewster Anderson Rose Mary Widman Blackney Billie Ruth Bratton Clifton
Carolyn Wigginton Hallum,
El Paso, TX
Mary Maude Algee Hearn,
Tiptonville, TN
Frances Wheat Hill, Christoval, TX Theda Jane Nelson Hoyt,
Cypress, TX
Ruth Laveru Hallums Joplin Alberta Faye Praeger Maddox Connie Belle Lanning Orler,
Houston, TX
Carolyn Maye Kelly Patrick,
Austin, TX
Ruth Tiner Pruessner
Zae Nell Klunkert Reed, Dallas, TX
Psi
University of Pennsylvania
Nedra Florence Krum Artz
Anna Elisabeth Cronquist Bates,
Lambertville, NJ
Carolyn Sanford Merion Billings
Marjorie Elaine Nixon Cryan, Trenton, NJ Helen Marie Homa, Annapolis, MD
Sonia Mathile Gatter Hoover
Lois May Wilkinson Keenan,
Cheltenham, PA
Elizabeth Marie McAndrew Elizabeth Miriam Hopkins Musser,
Bloomsburg, PA
Bernardine Janet Reed
Anne Elizabeth Scheerer
Marie Pauline Stabinsky
Betty Elaine Franks Sykes, Bensalem, PA Naomi Nakano Tanaka, St. Louis, MO Mary Yates Gilcreest Warner
Bethesda, MD
Evelyn Lucile Grant McCarty, Knoxville, TN Sue Neil Miller
Jane Pennybacker Mossbacher
Jane Douglas McLean Murrill, Atlanta, GA Janet Schofield Falkner Myers
Ann Webb Partin
Sarah Flud Richardson
Elizabeth Anne Marshall Schmid,
Knoxville, TN
Mildred Marvene Russell Sutherland Lois Littlefield Tarwater, Knoxville, TN Mary Thurman Cullom Williams
Omicron Pi
University ot Michigan
Dorothy Louise Waite Benedict, Naples, FL Dorothy Ann Robertson Cox,
Stone Mountain, GA
Barbara Julie Yeomaus Edict, Dexter, Ml Betty Ann Kuchar Follette,
Santa Monica, CA
Jeanne Eilen Moore Goodman Rosamond Ann Deacon Prouty Eleanor Ann Stewart Ryckman,
Mansfield, OH
Georgia Ruth Wyman Steihhebel,
Ann Arbor, Ml
Lennis Grace Britton Swift, Sarasota, FL Helen Marie Maravich Ursin,
Hendersonville, NC
Elizabeth Irene Gauthier Vanek, Deceased Gloria Jean Melbourne Werman Margaret Kathleen Birkett Williams,
Oak Harbor, OH Phi
University of Kansas
Marilyn F Voth Carr, Munds Park, AZ Mary Margaret Gaynor Fallis, Deceased Elizabeth Schieber Gounaud,
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Dorothy Maree Deem Hanson, Deceased Marguerita Monic Kirscher Sherman,
Wichita, KS
Virginia May Miller Spomer,
Council Bluffs, IA
Alberta Lois Amott
Jacquelin Louise Leroi Bolton,
New Orleans, LA
Marilyn Matthew Bradburn Margaret Caswell Ellis Brian Dorothy Mae Lennox Counce Anna Woodward Kastler Domec,
Covington, LA
Rosalie Elizabet Woolfley Johness Margaret Stanley Lemarie Jordan,
New Orleans, LA
Lillian Elizabeth Kenan, Selma, AL Elizabeth Pourciau McCutchen, Deceased Anne Saues Mayfield McMillan
Helen Elizabet Meriwether Morgan,
Deceased
Margaret Ann Cooper Murphy Julie Voorhies Vass Ouseley Audrey Mary Charbonnet Ward
Pi Delta
University of Maryland
Jean Marie Soden Allen, Wheaton, MD Betty Atkinson
Nancy Claire Booth
Jeau Dunbar McComas Brandt,
Ellicott City, MD
Lois Charlene Harding Cumberland,
Lusby, MD
Lois Faye Reed Dahlgren
Bettie Jean Garner Elkins, Kensington, MD Betty Devone Beeks Eure, Pittsburgh, PA Nataly Faith Notz Fitzmorris
Jean Agnes Davidson Galloway,
Alexandria, VA
Ellen Isabel Lawton Grillo,
Newport Beach, CA
Nedra Cecelia Simmons Iwerks
Anne Patricia Barrett Kelly, La Grange, IL Barbara Lee Price Luther
Phyllis Regina Sell MacVeigh,
Cumberland, MD
Lois Mills Wellington McClain,
Shepherdstown, WV
Joy Ann McFarland, Mc Lean, VA Frances Elizabeth Haszord Mester,
College Park, MD Jean Claire Smith Mills
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Newcomb College -
Mane


Rho
Northwestern University
Carolyn Broman Ash, Demotte, IN Nancy Wilma Cordeal Atkinson Barbara Ball Bartelsen, Glenview, IL Donna Marie Ballou Benson,
Chagrin Falls, OH
Carolyn Anne Bennorth Black,
Muskegon, Ml
Marna Jean Kuemmerlein Carney,
Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Logan Gardner Dougherty,
Gig Harbor, WA
Eloise Jean Moffett Harper,
Vera Beach, FL
Helen Joanne Dewey Hausheer
Virginia Dabney Bruce Heverly
Anne Patricia Lane Howell, Oakland, CA Constance Laverne Pitts Kilner,
Wilmette, IL
Jayne Hazelton Knoerle, Menlo Park, CA Martha Ann Warner Miller, Bella Vista, AR Nelda Jane Gulbransen Mold, Durham, NC Charlotte Ann Kutten Nash
Arlene Lindahl Patterson, Park Ridge, IL Helen Gertrude Costello Petrich,
Tacoma, WA
Janet Elizabeth Roilison
Jayne Joyce Ogden Seward, Pryor, OK Murill Jean Cwiak Stevens,
Tarpon Spgs., FL
Mary Louise Moore Strong Elizabeth Ellen Whiting Tillman,
Arroyo Grande, CA Barbara June Polley Wilson
Sigma
University of California - Berkeley
Margaret Frances Hubbard Bonte, Modesto, CA
Jean Cora Butler Carnie, Carmichael, CA Barbara Ann Bailey Glesener,
San Francisco, CA
Eleanor Rosalie Greer
Margery May Fowler Gunderson,
Bellevue, WA
Jeanne Howard, Berkeley, CA
Carol Frances Cole Maurer, Stockton, CA Phyllis Gail Chalmers Mayfield,
Woodland, CA
Eleanor Jarvis Edwards Meckel, Deceased Helen Carol Stoll Moller, Aptos, CA Carolyn Ruth McCloskey Niebel,
Deceased
Edith Dorothea Oehlmann Norton Paula Jean Sawers Okie, Roseville, CA Katherine Meta Willoughby Orcutt,
Tiburon, CA
Elizabeth Ann Wall Pearson, Orinda, CA Alon Annetta Klein Phelan
Beverly Conner Ravenal
Janet Ann MacDonald Seeley,
Tau Delta
Birmingham Southern College
Ann Courtney Anderson Ahrns, Dallas, TX Dorothy Alice Johnson Bean
Loretta Valentine Graves Brown
Catherine Lenore Briggs Callegary,
Deceased
Ernestine Chappie, Birmingham, AL Zelda Thompson Covey
Lenora Elizabeth Carter Hamilton,
Huntsville, AL
Betty Margaret Woods Ham ley, Deceased Jeanne Carolyn Hart Hootn,
Birmingham, AL
Mary Nell Lasater Immler
Margaret Evelyn Moore Lloyd
Mattie Ruth Sherrod McCoy, Deerfield, IL Betty Sue Hawkins Norton, Pelham, AL Sara Ann Shoemaker
Carolyn Noel Smith, Birmingham, AL Dorothy Ann Callahan Webster
Theta
DePauw University
Margaret Jean Hargrove Armstrong, Cincinnati, OH
Mary Jean Simpson Beebe, Winnetka, IL Mildred Elizabeth Withey Buzick, Deceased Jane Lois Harders Cox, Toledo, OH
Ruth Joanne Hayes Fletcher,
Greencastle, IN
Mary Elizabeth Metcalf Hiers,
Sun City West, AZ
Alvarita Smith Hill, Chicago, IL
Lorraine Julia Petersen June, Joliet, IL Claire Jean Prinz Korf
Kathleen Barber Mulford, Chicago Hts., IL Virginia Dean Phillips, Deceased
Leah Barbara Ginzel Pilchard,
Silver Spring, MD Norma Von Oburn Roberts,
Indianapolis, IN
Virginia Imogene Garrett Thomas
Theta Eta
University of Cincinnati
Jacquiline Mari Humphreys Bauer Loretta Mary Connelly, Cincinnati, OH Edna Joy Gausman llg, Cincinnati, OH Pollye Diehl Jones, Columbus, OH Alice Campbell Olsen
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San Carlos, CA
Dorothy Jane Ledgett Seifert, Orinda, CA Patricia Jean Easter Sheehan
Jeanne Russell Spilker, Deceased
Barbara Jean Riese Temby
Joanne McKevitt Travers, Upland, CA Margaret Ellen Godwin Wells, Lafayette, CA Claudia Murphy Whitnah, Martinez, CA
Sigma Tau
Washington College
Millicent Celeste Pigg Herbert, Burtonsville, MD
Helen Orvell Saulsbury Richards, Deceased
Gloriamae Buschman Voith, Atlanta, GA Tau
University of Minnesota
Marion Jean Nordal Bilger, Tryon, NC Marian Carol Beebe Buseman
Patricia Carson
Patricia Mae Mauritz Dickman
Stellamae Hart Eriksen, Walnut Creek, CA Diane Gray Martin Ewald, Cottonwood, AZ Florence J Bouthilet Fick, St Paul, MN Eleanor M Frisch Franklin, Minneapolis, MN Charlene Cora Carlson Frayseth, Deceased Barbara Ruth Fulton
Maxine Grace Smith Brink Harrington Marguerite Jean Hruza
Audrey Jeanne Donnecker Leonard,
Fairfax, VA
Helen May Lethert, Deceased Marjorie Mott
Marian Darlene Cornelius Nelson,
Aberdeen, SD
Jeanne F Wolkerstorfer O'Brien,
St Paul, MN
Jeanne Eunice Mitchell Pearce, Deceased Elizabeth Ann Eckhoff Schierl,
Minneapolis, MN
Eleanor Binane Frankosky Smith,
Minneapolis, MN
Betty Jane Harbo Teipel, St. Paul, MN Joyce Elizabeth Blaeser Theken


Upsilon
University of Washington
Harriet Jane Gillespie Beresford, Nanaimo, BC
Muriel Maxine Gerttula Bielka, Seattle, WA Eugenia Irene Howson Brown, Auburn, CA Sigrid Louise Johnsen Erickson,
Galesburg, ND
Winifred P Gilchrist
Mary Alice Kelley Gradwell, Sun City, AZ Dorothy Lorraine Simon Hogle,
Seattle, WA
Jeanne Marie Flynn Kolb
Barbara Anne Krohn, Seattle, WA Betty Karoline Totland Lunstead,
Deceased
Olive Adeline Ostnes McClain, Deceased Blanche Deering McMahon
Mary Elizabeth Crane Padvorac, Deceased Patricia Jean Sitts Rhoades
Ebba Gunvor Johnson Ricksecker,
Seattle, WA
Betty Ellen Benedict Taylor, Washington, DC
Laura Moale Zimmerman Turner Irene May Hedges Warner,
Roche Harbor, WA Zeta
University of Nebraska • Lincoln
Dolores Blankscheim
Betty Lou Genzlinger Busby, Burra, NE Lois Anne Wirth Davia, Homewood, IL Dorothy June Stepanek Dudley,
Omaha, NE
Patricia Anne Butem Dworak,
Lincoln, NE
Margaret Colleen Kahoa Epperson,
Deceased
Elizabeth Jane Tobin Greene,
Cocoa Bch., FL
Margaret Rayne Hogen Hanford,
Woodside, CA
Betty J Packard Hootman
Jean Claire Leinberger Hurlbut, Kimball, NE
Thelma Loraine Ormesher Johnson, Wilson, WY
Margaret Dora Renard Jones, Napa, CA Jane Virginia Kessler Kurtiss, Littleton, CO Marylouise V Kennedy May
Barbara Jean Hopkins McConnell,
Aurora, CO
Hedwig Charlotte Schultz Neumann,
Muscatine, IA
Evelyn M. Obrist Newman, Lincoln, NE Marjorie Jean Olson Nootz, Kearney, NE Dorothy Elizabeth Moore Norman,
Deceased
Mariana Clara Schomaker Nutzman,
Nehawka, NE
Arlene Pearl McKissick Petersen,
Deceased
Patricia Elaine Sanders, Scottsdale, AZ Rita Darleen Furois Young ^
"It has made us knowledgeable about the perils of a disabled person," Carmichael said. "Because we have a sister among us, we are aware of things like stairs, location of elevators, food service accessibility, everything. When we have to go to locations other than the suite, the first question sisters ask is, 'Where's the wheelchair ramp?' Every sister who has been in the chapter with Julie will have a deep understanding for any colleague, employer, etc. who has a disability. It's a unique opportunity for all of us to share."
Caldwell participates fully in the chapter's activities. She can be found surrounded by people on the dance floor, giving a scholarship report at chapter meetings, or working at a Bas- ketball Marathon for Arthritis Research. Her determination and inner strength allow her to achieve anything.
"It doesn't have to be a disability if you don't let it be," Caldwell said.
For Julie Caldwell, it isn't. ^
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date rape prevention, during the year. Caldwell had dreamed of being in a sorority since she was a little girl. She was the first disabled woman to go through rush or pledge a sorority at Ball State. She rushed during the fall of her freshman year and pledged Alpha Omicron Pi. Throughout the two-and- a-half weeks, she experienced typical
rushee anxiety.
"It was overwhelming," she said, "but great. I felt so much pressure. I didn't feel like I was being treated any differently from anyone else. It seemed like, if anything, everyone was nicer."
Kappa Kappa members admired Caldwell for her decision to rush.
"I had a lot of respect for her," said Colleen Cullen, one of Caldwell's pledge sisters. "She seemed to be a really courageous person to have gone through with it. She was very well- liked and accepted, and I was impressed with the way the chapter accepted her and treated her just like
anyone else. It helped our pledge class to be the same way."
Randi Carmichael, Kappa Kappa Rush Adviser, talked with sisters before Caldwell came in so they would not be surprised. She emphasized rushing her like every other woman.
"The most important thing is that we chose Julie because she's Julie," Carmichael said. "We looked past her wheelchair."
A year-and-a-half later, Caldwell serves as Kappa Kappa's scholarship chairman and has developed a love for Alpha OmicronPi.
"I don't know what I would do without it (AOII)," Caldwell said. "Every time we have ritual, I cry. It feels like my church. It's so hard to explain. (My sisters and I) share some- thing totally different than I can ever share with anyone else."
A mutual relationship exists between Caldwell and her chapter. Not only has she contributed as a sister, but she also has increased disability aware- ness within the chapter.
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The Centennial Committee Christup Colloway, Maty Shauton Briscoe, Emily Mobser Foust, feanie Tatum
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The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter had a "50 Plus "party for local AOIIs who had
is looking for great shots of AOEls in action! We are compiling chapter histories for AOITs 100th Anniversary Book which will be available for our Centennial in 1997. We need quality pictures of AOII sisters working together, having fun, studying, or sharing. Be sure each photo sent to
us is identified and has
the correct name and return address on the back. Pictures should be securely packaged. We will do our best to return them unharmed.
Coleman, and Elizabeth Dominick Trotter.
Alumnae! Accept the Challenge!
YOUR AREA AOII ALUMNAE CHAPTER WANTS YOU!
You are a collegian for a short while, but you are an AOII sister for a lifetime. You will find that one of the greatest benefits of sisterhood is being an active alumna. Just contact the alumnae chapter nearest you . If you don't know the name of the nearest alumnae chapter, contact Phylis Garrison at International Headquarters. 615/370-0920
NO ALUMNAE CHAPTER NEAR YOU?
Here's good news! Become an AOII Rose Member! It's a special "member-at- large" program for AOIIs who are more than 50 miles from an alumnae chapter.
Send to International Centennial Histories
Headc}uarters, Chairperson.
Use this form to request infonnation. To become a Rose Member, fill in tlae form and send with $15 annual dues to help defray costs of printing and postage to: Phylis Garrison, Alumnae Services Coordinator; AOII Headquarters; 9025 Overlook Boulevard; Brentwood, TN 37027.
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been members for 50 years or longer. Among those attending were (front row, from left) Anne Stokely Burnett, Trudy Ewell Gardner, Martha Peeler Moore, Martha McLemore Pelton, Mary White Lindner, Sarah Walker Bailey, Helen fennings, Frances Christup; (back row, from left) Catherine Dougherty Cijhs,
Charlotte Kincaid Phillips, Nancy Curry Crew, Nancy Homer Bettis, Billie McLemore Stewart, Nancy Peeples Biddle, fanella Hooper Carpenter, Elizabeth
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Sigma Phi celebrates 25th anniversary...
Though it came in the midst of the Los Angeles riots, over 200 dedi- cated alumnae and friends of the
Sigma Phi Chapter at California State U.-Northridge met at the W arner Cen- ter Marriott on May 2,1992 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the chapter's founding. Sisters were reunited from across the country to rekindle friend- ships, reminisce about college days, meet newer initiates, and acknowl- edge the success of the years.
The program was led by Toast- mistress Lisa Dunn, who has since been elected the Region X Public Rela- tions Officer. Highlights of the program were the Founders' Candle- lighting Ceremony, the reading of an original poem called "Remember When," a skit by current chapter mem- bers, and the pledge class roll call. Speakers included Lynn Schmidt, the first Chapter President; Dean Edmund T. Peckham, the university's recently retired Vice President of Student
Love Addiction
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The following sources were used in this article: The Bible, NIV, 1 Corinthians 13:13; and 13:7; Penelope Russianoff, PhD., Why Do I Think. I Am Nothing Without a Man?-, S t e v e Pieczenik, M.D., PhD., My Life Is Great,
Why Do I Feel So Aufid?-, and Stephen Arterburn, Addicted to "Love".
About the author
Kathie Tanner Erwin, Kappa Omicron (Rhodes College), PhD, is a Clinical Psychotherapist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor in private practice in Clearwater, Florida. Her degrees include a BA, Eckerd College; MA. Liberty University; and PhD, California Coast University. She is a member of the Greater Pinellas Alumnae Chapter. She and her husband, Dr. Bert Erwin, have 7-year-old twin daughters, Robin and Kelly.
Over200 AOTIs attended Sigma Phi Chapter's 25th anniversary
celebration.
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Affairs; Dr. Fred T. Strache, the univer- sity's Acting Vice President of Saident Affairs; and Bonnie Frank, the current Chapter President.
Past Chapter Presidents, Corpora- tion Board Presidents, and Chapter Advisers were honored and a special award, called the "Phi Gamma" award for Phyllis Gilson, was presented. This award will be presented yearly at Founders' Day to an alumna who typ-
Further reading on Love and Love Addiction:
Addicted to Love,
Stephen Arterburn
Love Hunger,
Drs. Minreith, Meier, Hemfelt. Sneed & Mr. Hawkins
My life is great.
Why do Ifeel so awful?
Steve Pieczenik, M.D.
ifies the love and relentless giving Phyllis has poured out over the years— sustaining support to the Sigma Phi Chapter while being an out- standing leader and role model in her chosen field.
AOIIs who helped coordinate the event included Donna Koziol Curtis, Phyllis Casteel Gilson, and Three Tyler.
—Contributed by Three M.Tyler Sigma Phi Financial Adviser 5 S
Questionnaires coming in April
T h e 1993-94 Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Directory will be published by the Harris Publish- ing Company. All alumnae should receive a questionnaire in April asking for information to be included in this directory. The information will not be distributed outside the Fraternity. Y ou may wish to answer all of the ques- tions, or you may wish to skip some of them, but please fill out the address and telephone information and return the ques- tionnaire to the address indicated. Telephone verification will begin in September. The directory is scheduled to be published in February, 1994. #
Necessary Losses.
Judith Viorst
The Search for
Robert S. McGee
Corrections
Significance,
In the article and photo on page 32 of the winter issue of To Dragma, Pamela Paek, President of the Lambda Iota Chap- ter (U. of California-San Diego), was incorrectly identified. On page 3, the initi- ation date of Past International President Edith Huntington Anderson was inconect. The correct date is November, 1917. 7b Dragma regrets these errors.


York County Alumnae Chapter installed
After three years of hard work and dedication, the York County Alumnae Chapter was installed on Saturday, October 24, 1992, at the Holiday Inn in York, Pennsylvania.
The festivities began with the installation ritual, which was per- formed by Region II Vice President Cathy Wieand. She was assisted by members of the Tau Lambda Chapter (Shippensburg U.) and the Greater Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter.
A formal luncheon followed the ceremony. Cathy Wieand was the keynote speaker and her topic was "Involvement in Alumnae Chapters." She encouraged everyone to support their chapters as much as possible, despite other commitments that occupy their time. Letters of congrat- ulations were then read by Marilyn
Members
Hanisburg Area Alumnae Chapter, and Region II officers are pictured at the York County installation.
County
Anderson, vice president of the York County Alumnae Chapter. Closing remarks were given by Laurie Slenker, president of the new chapter. Laurie told of how the chapter grew
Greater
from five core members to its present membership of 30.
-Contributed by Theresa Cottrill. Tan Lambda (Shippensburg U.)
of the York
Alumnae
Chapter,
Tau Lambda
Chapter,
South Central Indiana Alumnae Chapter installed
The South Central Indiana Alumnae Chapter was installed October 18, 1992, at Center Grove Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, Indiana. Twenty-five collegiate and alumnae AOIls gathered for the installation of this new chapter, whose charter members represent six of the many small communities in south central Indiana between Bloomington and Indianapolis. The charter mem- bers also represent five collegiate chapters: Beta Phi (Indiana U.)j Chi Lambda (U. of Evansville); Kappa Kappa (Ball State U.); Phi Upsilon (Purdue U.); and Omega (Miami U.).
Liz Coffey, International Vice President/Finance, was the installing officer. Liz's niece-by-marriage. Beth Oglesby Coffey, is one of the charter members of this new chapter. The charter members also include one mother-daughter combination and two sets of pledge sisters.
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The charter members of the South Central Indiana Alumnae
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Chapter.
reported. "We are very grateful to the Bloomington and Indianapolis alum- nae chapters for their encouragement and support. There are nearly 200 A O n alumnae living in the communi- ties between Bloomington and Indianapolis. Most of them have been
inactive in recent years, because they are too far away to participate. We plan to change that. Our potential for growth is fantastic!"
-Contributed by Beverly Ernest, Beta Phi (Indiana U.)
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COLLEGIATE CHAPTER NEWS
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Psi Delta
Long Island U.,
C. W. Post Campus
Psi Delta Chapter at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island U. won third place in the Homecoming float com- petition, reports Renee Mallon.
Chapter members sponsored a Halloween party for the St. Christopher's Home for Mentally Retarded Children. Other events included sponsoring a team in the Dance Marathon which benefited Muscular Dystrophy and organizing a month-long drive to help the "Coats for Kids" campaign sponsored by J.C. Penney Stores and a local radio sta- tion. The pledge class held a flower sale in November to raise money for the Arthritis Research Fund.
In December, chapter members celebrated Founders' Day and the chapter's one year anniversary with a cake following their last meeting of the semester.
Sigma Chi
Harlivick College
Jennifer Lalley reports that members of the Sigma Chi Chapter at Hartwick College were saddened by the death of Shannon Thomas last spring due to cancer. They donated money in Shannon's memory to her favorite char- ity, a local children's foundation in her hometown of Rome, New York.
In October, chapter members held their annual haunted house and raised $220 for AOIT philanthropy. In December, they showed their
appreciation for the faculty by taking baked goods to every department on campus.
Events planned for spring include the Cystic Fibrosis Walk-a-Thon and the annual "Jail-n-Bail," a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society.
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students on campus.
Individual honors include
Shannon Keehn and Meg Cosby, Golden Key Honor Society; Heather Frederick, Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman honorary; and Debbie Katz, Panhellenic President. Angie Rao was elected to the Student Government Association. Donna Hughes was a member of the 1992 Collegiate All American Water Polo Team.
Sigma Alpha West Virginia U.
Members of the Sigma Alpha Chapter at West Virginia U. raised money for the Arthritis Foundation with their annual Trick-or-Treat for Arthritis.
Other fall events included partici- pating in Homecoming and in Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity's Phantasia Week.
Events planned for spring include Parents' W eekend and an Easter egg hunt for underprivileged children.
Tau Lambda Shippensburg U.
Tau Lambda Chapter at Shippensburg U . had a successful fall rush and pledged 15 women, reports Dannette Gabner. This is the second largest pledge class on campus.
Chapter members have been involved in many activities including Adopt-a-Highway, a phone-a-thon, a food drive, and Homecoming. Tau Lambda's Homecoming float won second place in the Homecoming parade and chapter member Rikki Malone was first runner-up for Homecoming queen. The chapter has been very active in Panhellenic and received an award for the "Most Panhellenic Spirit." Jennifer Lisman was named the Vice President of Rush for Panhellenic.
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Pi Delta
U. of Maryland
Pi Delta Chapter at the U. of Maryland had a successful fall rush and pledged 30 women, reports Sharon Quinn.
During Homecoming, the chapter won the Olympics and an honorable mention in volleyball. Other fall events included assisting at a Halloween party at an elementary school and sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with AIDS Awareness Week. Chapter members also volun- teered many hours to read for blind
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tured on bid day are (from left)
Jennifer Snyder, Sorsha Marie Tiglao, and Michelle Kratz-Zimmerman.
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Delta Upsilon Duke U.
Anastasia Alexander reports that several members of the Delta Upsilon Chapter at Duke U. deserve extra con- gratulations. Christine Cannavo was awarded a grant to direct her own original film. Meegan McMullin and Heidi Durham helped the women's soccer team win the national champi- onship. Becca Lewis was elected to an executive position within Associated Students of Duke U.
Chapter events have included a picnic, a hay ride, a square dance, and a Back to the Beach contest for philanthropy. Founders' Day was cel- ebrated with the chapter from Elon College. In December, Delta Upsilon held fireside meetings to allow every member to give feedback on chapter activities and to suggest changes.
Zeta Psi
East Carolina U.
Returning to a completely remod- eled house, the Zeta Psi Chapter at East Carolina U. began a landmark year, reportsJill Hammond.The high- light of the fall semester was the first "Why Ask Why, Dare to be Dry" all- campus and community alcohol and dmg awareness forum. The effort was chaired by Asheley Ratliff and fea- tured a fraternity executive, a coun- selor, and a youth pastor as speakers.
Zeta Psi was the first sorority on campus to develop a designated dri- ver program on weekends. The chap- ter has also been successful at fund raising by selling magazines and by- having members work at the local bookstore during book rush.
The chapter won the Intramural Chancellors Cup. Other highlights included a Parents Weekend,
Campground, and giv- ing candy to children who were visiting the local zoo. Chapter mem- bers and alumnae enjoyed a chapter rela- tions retreat at a local campground.
Omega Miami U.
Scholarship has been a top priority for Omega Chapter at Miami U., reports Melanie Kushnir. The chapter's scholastic rank is now third among the 23 sororities on cam- pus. Chapter members
Members of Zeta Psi Chapter (East Carolina U.J are are pleased to have pictured on the stairs of their neivly remodeled house. received the Nancy
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Homecoming, and a Halloween trick- or-treat for Arthritis Research.
Lisa Belting, w h o is the current Student Government Association Secretary, has been elected to serve as the Panhellenic Executive Officer in charge of rush for 1993- Lisa is also a member of Order of Omega.
McCain Cup for having the highest GPA in Region IV during
the last two years.
Fall events included Greek W eek,
an annual Parents W eekend brunch, and a new event, Dad's Weekend. Chapter members and their dads attended a football game, followed by an evening of dinner and dancing.
The chapter continued its fund raiser called "A-O-Sweetie Pi Grams" for the second year. Chapter mem- bers delivered candy messages around campus on "sweetest day."
Founders' Day was celebrated with a brunch with the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter.
Diana Stickel, an accounting major and the former chapter trea- surer, was one of 20 students across the nation to receive the Arthur H. Carter Scholarship given by the American Accounting Association.
Phi Upsilon Purdue U.
Beth Anderson reports that the Phi Upsilon Chapter at Purdue U. joined with Kappa Sigma Fraternity to sponsor a haunted house. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia
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Lambda Eta
Grand Valley State U.
The Lambda Eta Chapter at Grand Valley State U. had a successful fall rush and pledged 18 women, reports Melissa Bara.
Tina Toth, Activities Chairperson, led the chapter through an exciting Homecoming Week. Donna Yesh was the chapter's Homecoming queen nominee.
Philanthropic activities included selling buttons for Arthritis Research, raking leaves for Indian Trails
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AmyFaukls (left). Lambda Chi Chapter
28 pledges. Nine chapter members traveled to Delta Chi Chapter (LI. of Delaware) to assist with nish there. Another fall event was the Rubber Ducky Derby, a fund raiser for Arthritis Research. Fall semester ended with a formal and a Founders' Day candlelight ceremony.
Theta Psi
U. of Toledo
The Theta Psi Chapter at the U.of Toledo had a successful year, reports Christy Snyder.
Last April, members began partic- ipating in the local Adopt-a-Highway program and as a result, they have received favorable publicity in the community and in the Toledo news media. Chapter members raised $500 for Arthritis Research by working in the concession stands during football games.
Fall semester began with a suc- cessful rush and the chapter made quota. Four chapter members were on the Homecoming Court. They are Karen Zedaker, Lynette Roznowski, Lynn Medvik. and Michelle W elsh. Seven members were named to Order of Omega: Jennifer Croak, Shelly Syroney. Denise Cohen, Lynn Medvik. Jennifer Hennes, Jennifer Ribley, and Kathleen Dunn.
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Tau Omega Transylvania U.
Tau Omega Chapter at Transylvania U. recently won a Chapter Excellence Award from the National Organization of Positive Images, reports Angie Hatcher. The chapter has the second highest GPA of any sorority in Kentucky.
The chapter reached quota, pledging 26 women, during fall nish. October events included a hayride, big/little sis week, and the Lexington Walk for Hunger. November events included a canned food drive, a for- mal, a sisterhood retreat, and Panhellenic Week. In December, chapter members held their annual reception for the faculty. They also participated in Greek Community Service Days and collected money to send Christmas gifts to the chapter's adopted sister. Samatio Toppo of India.
Robin Abell and Joy Williams were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa. Robin, Angie Hatcher,
President, was the 1992
College Homecoming Queen.
sister Nikki Miller was second runner up.
Society of America.
Another philanthropic activity
was the sale of the Men of Purdue Calendar, which is the chapter's largest fund raiser for Arthritis Research. Chapter members also par- ticipated in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive.
Fall events included a reception for alumnae during Homecoming and a dinner for alumnae to celebrate Founders' Day.
Heather Fosburg was elected to the office of Panhellenic Senator.
Theta DePauw U.
Theta Chapter at DePauw U. had a busy year, reports Allison Batron. In May, Mindy Montgomery was awarded the Walker Cup Award, which is given to one graduate for his or her outstanding contributions to DePauw. Kathy Lester received a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, and Julie Lanke won the title of "Miss Anchor Splash" in Delta Gamma's fall philanthropic event. For the third consecutive year, AOIls at DePauw won the annual Little 500 Bicycle Race. Bicycle riders Shannon Johnston, Julie Miltenburger,Amy Monroe, Jenny Baran, Tasha Miles, and Ramona Benkert, were able to retire the trophy with thiswin.
LaGrange HerAOTl
(From left) Julie Boswell. fill Childress. Melanie Foley, and Stacie Smith,
Fall semester began with a of Tau Omicron Chapter (U. of Tennessee-Martin) proudly display their chapter's
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and Missy Welch were inducted into Order of Omega.
Tau Omicron
U. of Tennessee,
Martin
The Tau Omicron Chapter at the U. of Tennessee, Martin, began its 1992-93 year with a summer retreat at the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, reports Donna Matthis. Chapter members used the retreat to polish their rushing skills. The effort paid off when the chapter pledged 29 women during fall msh.
During Homecoming, the chapter won first place in the dance and pyra- mid competitions. Working with a fraternity partner, the chapter also won first place for its banner. The chapter w o n first place in the step- ping contest during Greekfest.
Several chapter members partici- pated in a walk-a-thon for breast can- cer. Other philanthropic activities included giving a party for residents of a low income apartment district and sponsoring a local Brownie troop.
Missy Nelson, a junior theater major, w o n the Miss UT-Martin title. Missy will compete in the 1993 Miss Tennessee Pageant.
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Zeta Pi
U. of Alabama,
Birmingham
Mary Amnions reports that the Zeta Pi Chapter at the U. of Alabama, Birmingham, made quota this fall with the assistance of local alumnae.
Zeta Pi's honors this year include: first place in the Homecoming float competition; first place in Greek W eek Step-sing; and first place in the Greek Week scavenger hunt. Zeta Pi also
received the "Most Improved Chapter" award at the Region V I Leadership Conference last June.
Individual honors include: Lacey Langston, Sharron Graves, and Kathleen Graham, Ambassadors; Lacey, Kathleen, Valerie Lacy, Rita Bishnoi, and Mary Ammons, Blazer Crew; Lori Freeman, Holly W ooten, and Jaye Tucker, cheerleaders; and Anita Griffis and Sunny W ood, Peer Counselors. Kelly Wright was elected Panhellenic President. Tracey Clark helped host State Day, which was held in conjunction with Tau Delta Chapter (Birmingham-Southern College).
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Kappa Sigma Colony U. of Wisconsin,
River Falls
Jenny Meyer reports that several members of the Kappa Sigma Colony at the U. of Wisconsin, River Falls, have received honors.
Katy Beckett and Margaret Larson were selected for Order of Omega. Margaret was also the second runner up for Homecoming queen. Janet Karl was elected Panhellenic President.
Colony members had a successful Homecoming. For the second year, they received the Falcon Award for spirit. They also w o n first place in the "Yell Like Hell" contest. In December they sang Christmas carols to their adopted grandmothers and to Greek organizations o n cam pus.
Upsilon Epsilon Parks College
Upsilon Epsilon Chapter at Parks College began a busy semester with the annual Labor Day float trip,
reports Aili Monzyk.
Chapter members helped host a
community Halloween party to pro- vide a safe place for the children of Cahokia to trick-or-treat. The chapter held a bake sale to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.
On campus, Upsilon Epsilon members joined with the members of Alpha Chi Omega to host Fall Fest, a dance. Chapter members participated in the Student Activities Fair. Some members volunteered to represent victims during Alcohol Awareness Week. The volunteers dressed in black and did not speak during one day to demonstrate how many deaths are related to alcohol abuse.
Karla Braeuninger was inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Fraternity.
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Zeta U. of
Nebraska-Lincoln
Zeta Chapter at the U. of Nebraska-Lincoln recently initiated 30 women, reports Tia Trauemicht. The 1992 pledge class volunteered to call Nebraska residents for donations to the Arthritis Foundation.
Chapter members are active in Panhellenic and other campus orga- nizations. Cindy Stufft was selected Panhellenic Overall Rush Chairperson, and Melissa Castro was selected ASUN campaign manager. Other individual honors include: Erica Peterson and Julie Duerfeldt, selected as Emerging Leaders; Sheri Cross, Amy Eickhoff, and Cori Brown, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honoraries; and Collette Furst, Alpha Epsilon Rho honorary (broadcasting). Jeri Brooks w o n the Miss Columbus Pageant and will compete in the Miss Nebraska Pageant. Erin Conboy is working at Disney World as an intern this semes- ter. Aubrie W ashburn and Jennifer Callahan are two of six women selected to go on a Department of Defense overseas tour.
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WEGION VIII Sigma Omicron
Arkansas State U.
Sigma Omicron Chapter at Arkansas State U. raised over $1,100 for charity last fall, reports Melinda Speer. The 38 member pledge class raised $350 for Arthritis Research with a Rock-a-thon. The chapter held a raf- fle which brought in over $800. Of that total, $200 was donated to the local Sunshine Foundation which grants terminally ill children their last wishes. The remaining $600 was used to buy food, clothing, and toys for four needy families.
Chapter member Mitzi Talkington was selected Homecoming queen and two other women on the 5-mem- ber Homecoming Court were AOIIs. They are Maria McGill and Tammy Hooks. At the annual Miss Greek Pledge pageant, Nikki Manis was selected for the honor. Paige Trilley received the Peggy Stroud Award, which is Arkansas State U.'s Panhellenic scholarship award. Stacey Bryant received the Excel Award given by the Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter.
In December, the chapter cele- brated Founders' Day at a local restaurant where they were joined by many alumnae.
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U. of Washington
members have memorable activities throughout winter quarter, reports Michelle Maier.
In the spring, the chapter held a Court Bash Tennis Tournament to raise money for Arthritis Research. It was a successful philanthropic and public relations event. The chapter also participated in Greek Week.
Chapter members ended fall rush by treating their pledges to an evening of fun at Camp Don Boscoe. During fall semester the pledges donated their time to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Foundation to help with a fund raiser.
Mary Sison was elected Panhellenic Association President. Elena Castenada is studying commu- nications in an internship program in Olympia, the state capital.
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Lambda Beta California State U, Long Beach
The Lambda Beta Chapter at California State U.,Long Beach, had a
semester filled with individual and chapter achievements, reports Anna Arellano.
Danielle Sims was elected to Student Government as Senator of the School of Education. Emily Powell was crowned Miss Bellflower this past fall. Nicole Smith competed in the Miss Long Beach Pageant in February.
Lambda Beta received the Panhellenic award for Most Spirited Sorority at the Panhellenic Banquet in December. Heather Livermore was selected Panhellenic President, and Kathleen Huffman was selected Panhellenic Vice President/Rush Coordinator.
In October, Lambda Beta held its fourth annual AOI1 Greek Row at Los Alamitos Bay in Long Beach. Fraternities from Long Beach and groups from other universities com- peted in various contests which involved creating sand castles, eating pies, and other activities. The event raised over $3,000 which will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation.
Chapter members helped distrib- ute Halloween candy to children who are part o f Project Self-Sufficiency, an organization of single parents and their children. Chapter members adopted a third grade class and wrote to these children each week. Another activity was serving as "big sisters" to a local Girl Scout Chapter. ^
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Washington organized a Parents Club U. is shown here with Mark Drummond, president of the university. Kelsey last winter which helped chapter Whitehead, first ninner up and an AOFIpledge, ispictured here with her escort.
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ALUMNAE CHAPTER NEWS
Alaska Colony
Debby Foster reports that the Alaska Colony began the 1992-93 year with a brunch at Cafe Europa. In December, Carly-Anne Lane treated the group to a make-up demonstra- tion. In January, members met at Michelle Young's Eagle River home for a Founders' Day luncheon, com- plete with Ritual and AOII memora- bilia. They were pleased to learn that Sally Janis received the "You Make a Difference" award at the Region IX Leadership Conference last summer.
Even though Alaska is far from the Tau Gamma Chapter at Eastern Washington U., the alumnae colony members enjoy supporting the colle- gians with encouraging notes, dona- tions, and goodie bags during final exams. One year they sent the colle- gians a Christmas wreath decorated with Alaskan ornaments.
Debby encourages anyone in the area or planning to visit to contact her at (907) 338-4453.
Des Moines
Tracy Jaeckel Noble reports that the Des Moines Alumnae Chapter now has a strong base of 19 members.
The October meeting doubled as a philanthropic project. Members met at the sixth annual Run for the Roses, a walk and run sponsored by the Iota Sigma Chapter (Iowa State U.) and the Ames Area Running Club. Six alumnae chapter members participated in a 5K health walk and helped raise $3,000 for Arthritis Research Grants.
For their December meeting, chapter members met a local depart- ment store to buy gifts for a needy family of three. The Polk County Enrichment Center provides the
Alaska Colony members enjoying an evening out are (from left) Donna Gavac, Rae Kozlowski, Debby Foster, Sally Janis, and Jennifer Ferguson.
names of needy families to inter- ested groups. Chapter members later reassembled at a nearby alumna's home to wrap the gifts and enjoy cake and cider.
New members are welcome and any alumna in the area is invited to call Chapter President Rhonda Bjorsen at 276-5975 for more information.
Huntsville
The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter began the year with its annual wine and cheese membership party at the
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home of Sarah Hereford, reports Carole Jones. Fall and winter fash- ions from a local boutique were modeled by chapter members.
In October, members gathered for dinner and a business meeting at a local restaurant. Later in the month the group met to address Phantom Tea invitations and prepare gifts for the new pledges in Alabama. The chapter holds a Phantom Tea each year to benefit the AOII Foundation, Arthritis Research Grants, and the local Arthritis Foundation.
Members celebrated Christmas
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Des Moines Alumnae Chapter members participating in the Run for the Roses are (from left) Mary Hintz, Missy Brush. Jodi McCurdy. Joyce Hall. Rhonda Bjorsen, and Laura Pietig.


with a gift swap at the home of Chris Bragg. In January, members cele- brated Founders' Day with the Decatur Alumnae Chapter. Several members attended State Day at Binningham-Southern College.
Milwaukee
This year the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter has put its energy towards membership, reports Linda Mansur. Before the year began, the chapter mailed questionnaires to help determine how best to meet the needs and time constraints of mem- bers. This feedback led the chapter to implement smaller luncheons and after-hours groups while tailoring monthly meetings to allow more time for socializing. The membership committee contacted new and inac- tive AOIIs around Milwaukee and invited them to a wine and cheese get-together in October. The chapter is close to reaching its membership goals.
One of the chapter's service pro- jects is assembling baskets of toi- letries to be used at a local women's shelter.
Chapter President Sue Cronwell has implemented a new incentive called "AOn bucks." These dollars willbegiventomemberswhoattend monthly meetings and work on A0I1 projects and fund raisers. At the end of the chapter year AOIT bucks will be used to buy prizes.
Muncie
"Take Notice of AOII" has been the Muncie Alumnae Chapter's theme this year, reports Becky Cook Rector.
Many friends will notice A0I1 daily as they brush with neon-col- ored AOII toothbrushes which were sold by chapter members. T o raise money for philanthropy, the group sold $400 worth of discount cards. These credit-card size cards have
"Alpha Omicron Pi" in red on one side and 18 local businesses offering various discounts on the other side.
During the Ball State U. Homecoming, over 125 alumnae attended Kappa Kappa Chapter's 40th anniversary celebration. Muncie alumnae joined in, and they walked beside AOITs decorated car in the Homecoming parade.
At the AOII Founders' Day cele- bration brunch, Linda Burzcak, Barbara Johnson Ottinger, and Becky Rector received Alumnae Certificates of Honor. All three are from Kappa Kappa (Ball State U.). Edwin Shipley, husband of Vicki Gailbreth Shipley, and Michael Ziga. husband of Rebecca Shipley Ziga, both received Non-AOU Certificates of Honor for their support of the chapter. The brunch was held jointly with the Kappa Kappa Chapter.
Northern Kentucky
A September get-acquainted meeting at Colleen Cahill Klensch's home got the ball rolling for the Northern Kentucky Alumnae Chapter, reports Angela Hester Lawrence. The members received their entertainment books to sell as a fund raiser.
In October the members had a pumpkin can ing party at Monica Glenn Gardner's home. The chapter had its Founders' Day Brunch in December at Barb Busch Kruetzkamp's home. The members brought toys to be given to the Be Concerned Program of Covington, Kentucky. The toys were given to needy families in the area.
The chapter met at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse Restaurant inJanuary. Chapter mem- bers invite all AOII sisters living in the Northern Kentucky area to join them for sisterhood and fun.
Oklahoma City
Mary Westendorf Richardson reports that the Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter began its year with a business meeting at a local restau- rant in September.
In November, chapter members enjoyed a taco buffet at the home of Cheryl Stuckey Seifert where they learned h o w to decorate Christmas t- shirts. They said a fond farewell to Nadine Spring Nickeson who was moving to Florida.
The chapter celebrated Founders' Day in January with a potluck salad and dessert buffet at Mary Westendorf Richardson's home. Mary Garrison Sellon, a 50-year mem- ber, was honored.
In February, chapter members enjoyed a gourmet dinner party with husbands and dates at the home of Monte Sue Ballard Bradberry. The chapter also hosted the February Oklahoma City Panhellenic meeting at the home of Julia Cleveland Eisner.
Omaha
The Omaha Alumnae Chapter got off to a good start last September with a salad supper at the home of Alice Knapp, reports Ann W. Pierson. Chapter President Sheryl Hamilton and Leigh Ann Cleaver shared rush information and chapter members began the first of their fund raisers, which was the sale of "Pleasure Pacs."
Liz Schmidt planned some super programs for the fall, including Game Night, Entertaining with Wine, and a Christmas party with a Chinese Gift Exchange. The October garage sale was a profitable fund raiser.
Founders' Day was celebrated in February at the Omaha Marriott. Jean Armbrust. Omaha Panhellenic
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President, received the Outstanding Alumnae Award, and Linda Hall, Chapter Treasurer, the Certificateof Honor. Beth Kuchta, a past Chapter Consultant, presented the program.
Orlando Area
Members of the Orlando Area Alumnae Chapter welcomed three new members this year, reports Priscilla H . Cole. The chapter's sec- ond annual fashion show, 'Travel in Style," raised $625 for the Arthritis Foundation.
The chapter enjoys supporting the Kappa Gamma Chapter (Florida Southern College). Chapter members have assisted with nish, provided snacks, and sent birthday greetings.
An energetic group of chapter members helped Mary Ann, a special AOn friend, with her spring clean- ing. Mary A n n is fighting a coura- geous battle against arthritis, but she just can't "do windows."
Palo Alto
Palo Alto Alumnae Chapter members range in age from 23 to 78, so a concerted effort has been made to plan programs which appeal to this wide age range, reports Joan McDonald Welch.
The 1992-93 year started with a September wine and cheese party at the home of Doris Kellett. A special election was held and Jo Anne Breitmeyer was elected President.
In October, chapter members raised over $1,000 with their bou- tique which featured a brunch and auction. In November, they collected books, canned food, baby blanket sleepers, and stuffed animals for local homeless shelters. A December holiday party was held at the home of Janis and Peter Nelson.
Founders' Day was celebrated in January, and Karen Crosson and Jane Weakley were honored fortheir
Pah Alto Alumnae Chapter members (from left) Joan Welch, Jean Maroder, and Jane Weakley hold some of the stuffed animals chapter members collected for
needy children as part of the group's "Warm'n'Fuzzy" project.
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service to AOI1 and the community. Karen does volunteer work with Project Literacy in the Redwood City school district. Jane, the chapter's immediate past President, is a six- year Arthritis Foundation Board Member. The chapter also honored Diane Fies of the Northern California Arthritis Foundation for her contri- butions to the chapter during the last five years.
Piedmont
Kate McCrossan Crawford reports that three new mothers in the Piedmont Alumnae Chapter were surprised with a baby shower in September. Kate, Susan Campbell, and Judy Fronapple were the hon- orees. (Susan and Kate had sons, and
Judy had a daughter.)
In October, a dinner meeting was
held with an emphasis on member- ship education. During the November meeting, chapter mem- bers installed their ten member pledge class of 110As. The chapter's fund raiser, a Christmas ornament auction in December, brought in $125 and half the proceeds were donated to a local Christmas charity.
The chapter was the host for the Region III Leadership Conference,
and Chairperson Jane Pare Voncly and her team made it one of the most successful conferences ever.
During the past year, chapter members have been involved with the Epsilon Chi Chapter (Elon College) as advisers, corporation board members, or helping with rush.
Richmond
Margaret Teller and Robin Peoples write that the Richmond Alumnae Chapter began the summer with a potluck cookout for members and their families at Karen Cauthen's home. The June business meeting and August social were held at Ruth Shorter's home. Katie Helwig coordi- nated the new members phone-a- thon and social in July and August. Region III Vice President Joanne Earls was the guest speaker at the August meeting.
At the Leadership Conference in June. Courtney Mays-Tutwiler was recognized for her outstanding work
with the Rho Beta Corporation.
Fall events included a picnic with the Rho Beta pledges and the bi- annual Richmond City Panhellenic
presentation of current issues.
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San Antonio
Members of the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter are pleased at the success of their fall membership drive, reports Beth Herford. Thirty alumnae attended the August meet- in" and eight new members were installed at the September meeting at Susanne Alessi's home. These new members doubled the chapter's membership.
In November, chapter members joined collegians at a local restaurant to help celebrate the 14th anniver- sary of Upsilon Lambda Chapter (U. of Texas-San Antonio). Founders' Day was celebrated with a dinner on the Riverwalk in December. During the celebration, the outgoing officers were recognized for their service to the chapter. Another fall event was a fund raiser forthe AOII Foundation.
South Bay/Palos Verdes
Members of the South Bay/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter joined hundreds of other AOIIs for the area Founders' Day luncheon in Lakewood in February, reports Diane M . V er Steeg.
Other chapter events included a whale-watching excursion in March and a "tax-relief gathering hosted by accounting whiz Elaine Soost in April. A salad supper and officer elections filled the agenda for May.
A holiday auction with Nancy Yankura as auctioneer raised approx- imately S200 in December. Another fall event was a "girls night out." Chapter members donated funds to a local battered women's shelter and the local Arthritis Foundation chapter.
Southern Connecticut
Karen Lyons reports that members of the Southern Connecticut Alumnae Chapter learned how to make
Japanese crafts at their October meet- ing. Their instructor. Jackie Niedermeier, also shared her travel experiences.
In December, members cele- brated Founders' Day and the chap- ter's 35th anniversary at a luncheon at the Norwalk Inn. Dorothy Osier received her 50-year pin, and Eleanor Furney was given a Certificate of Honor. In January, members enjoyed a night out at a local restaurant.
Janet Johns, w h o serves as an offi- cer for the Fairfield County Panhellenic, has helped organize an Instant Image Update benefit for all Greek groups in the area.
Southern Orange County
The Southern Orange County Alumnae Chapter started the year with a "Welcome'' brunch, reports Brook Craven Nesbit. The chapter's membership now numbers 50.
In November, chapter members held their most successful fund raiser ever, their annual Holiday Boutique, Auction, and Brunch. The event, which was chaired by Kay Moe Carr and Lou Ann Harris Hobbs, was held in Mission Viejo, and it grossed $5,439. The funds benefitted the Arthritis Foundation and local philanthropies, including Human Options of Orange County.
A holiday party was held in December at Blanche Franklin Chilcote's home in Dana Point.
St. Louis
The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter welcomed ten new members at the first meeting of the year, reports Leslie Skolmowski. At that meeting, members said a fond farewell to Gerry King who moved to Dunnellon, Florida.
In October, chapter members enjoyed a Ladies Day Out in Kimswick, Missouri, a river town just south of St. Louis known for its craft and antique shops. At the regular chapter meeting, the League of Women Voters gave an unbiased presentation of the 1992 election candidates.
In December, the chapter spon- sored a Charity Gift W rap Station in Crestwood Mall for the fourth con- secutive year, and 21 Panhellenic groups participated. Another December fund raiser, the Holiday Hobby Auction, provided $487 for various charities.
Founders' Day was celebrated in January with a luncheon at the Bevo
Mill restaurant.
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Southern Connecticut Alumnae Chapter members pictured at Founders' Day are (front row, from left) Linda McLaughlin, Karen Lyons, Cathy Carter, Dorothy Osier: (back row,from left) Tracey Gionta, Nancy Watson, Eleanor Furney, Carol Howard, Judith Miller, and Alice Smith.


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St. Louis Alumnae Chapter members pictured at their Charity Gift Wrap Station are (from left) Mary Louise Nolde, Carol Zartman, Gerry King, and Mary Marx.
Toledo
The Toledo Alumnae Chapter hosted a Founders' Day luncheon at the Brandywine Country Club in
January, reports Mary Alice Barnaby. Collegians from Alpha Psi (Bowling Green State U.) and Theta Psi (U.of Toledo) attended.
After lunch, members of the alumnae chapter were recognized for their support and participation. Roses were presented to honor spe- cial collegiate and alumnae sisters. Pledges from both collegiate chap- ters were introduced. Arrangements for the luncheon were made by Beverly Hatcher Kirby, Jennie Ribley, and Jennifer Stewart.
Tulsa
Mary R. Martin reports that Tulsa Alumnae Chapter's successful garage sale in the spring of 1992 forecast a favorable financial program for the year.
In May, Mary Peterson hosted a potluck dinner where members bid a fond farewell to Mary Frances Underwood and Jane Lynn who moved to Florida and Alabama. A membership brunch was held in September at Karen Ravencroft's home. The October meeting included dinner at a downtown restaurant followed by a play at the Performing Arts Center.
In December, chapter members held a silent auction of freezable food items and sent the proceeds to the Delta Alpha Chapter (U. of Missouri). Founders' Day was cele- brated in late January.
Vancouver
Members of the Vancouver Alumnae Chapter were saddened by the death of Margery "Peggy" Scott McCuaig. Initiated into Beta Kappa Chapter in 1935, she later saw her daughter. Mavis McCuaig Hall, and
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her niece, Victoria Dunsford Wong, join her in sisterhood. In honor of her outstanding contributions to AOFI in Vancouver, the alumnae chapter will donate an award to Kappa Lambda Chapter in her name and that of Margaret Goyer Grimble. Beta Kappa '41. The McCuaig-Grimble Award will be given to a sister who is a shining example of philanthropic involve- ment and commitment.
Winter events included a Founders' Day celebration at the home of Judit Spence and a Valentine Dance at Las Margarita's. A fashion show, organized by Karen Friedrick, is planned for spring.
Chapter members continue to work toward the sponsorship of the Canadian flagpole at International Headquarters.
Ventura County
Joan Neckennan reports that the Ventura County Alumnae Chapter was hostess for the 96th annual Southern California Founders' Day luncheon which drew crowds of alumnae and collegians to the Lakewood Centre near Long Beach.
Marianne Porter was chairper- son, assisted by Candy Driscoll and Paulette Surdzial. The garden party theme featured straw hat center- pieces at each table. The hostesses wore hand-decorated straw hats which were later raffled off to lun- cheon guests.
The chapter received a Certificate of Achievement at the Region X Leadership Conference last June. It was also recognized for membership education, contributions to the A()H Foundation, and excellence in pub- lic relations.
Fall activities included a dessert meeting, a garage sale, craft meet- ings, and the traditional Christmas ornament and cookie exchange.


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Alumna donates funds for dorm at Music Center...
Dolores Harter Schooley. Chi Delta (U. of Colorado), and her husband Earl have made a sizeable gift to the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina for the constniction of a much needed new dormitory for students.
Dolores, one of the founders of the Chi Delta Chapter, has devoted much of her life to music. She has been an active member of the Phi Beta National Professional Fraternity for Music and the Arts for 62 years. After marriage she lived in New Jersey where through a program with the Armed Forces Entertainment Branch, she volunteered the music and dramatic talents of Phi Beta members to the U.S. Army, Air Force. Navy, Marines, and theVA.
Under the program, units with original musical productions were flown by the military to bases throughout the USA and the world. For ten consecutive years, Dolores directed the program with spectacular success.
When she lived in Connecticut, Dolores and her husband formed The Wingspread Foundation which offers guidance and financial help to young artists early in their careers.
Also while in Connecticut, Dolores established The Berkshire Hills Music and Dance Association which brought outstanding music and dance attractions to the rural areas of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. After eight years as President, Dolores moved to North Carolina,
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leaving the association a sizeable bank account which encouraged it to continue. The association is now in its 22nd season.
Dolores taught English, dramatics, and public speaking prior to her marriage. She also is a painter in oils and a theatrical make-up artist. In 1981, one of her oil paintings, "Christ in the Garden," was permanently hung in the Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University.
Dolores and Earl now divide their time between Hendersonville, NC, Florida, and traveling. She continues her active interest in music by serving in Phi Beta Fraternity, as President of The Wingspread Foundation, and as a Trustee on the Board of the Brevard Music Center. •%
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Announcements
The Washington D.C Alumnae Chapter is being reorganized. An "alumnae team" will be sent to the Washington area in early spring to assist members with all facets of chap- ter operations. All interested AOIls are urged to attend this workshop to ensure its success and that of the alumnae chapter!
If you live in the Washington D.C. area and did not receive a letter about this reorganization effort, please contact your Regional Director immediately:
Kimberly C. McGowan 9 Mill Creek Lane Malvern, PA 19355 (215) 647-0667
the area. It will be a day to share sto- ries and laughter. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Linda McLaughlin at (203) 966-0766.
Corporation meetings
scheduled this spring include:
Alpha Omicron Pi Building Association (U. of Nebraska- Lincoln), May 1, 1993 at 10 a.m. at 1541 S St., Lincoln, NE 68508. For information contact:
Pam Rosenau Fleury, 1121 Twin Ridge Rd., Lincoln NE 68510.
Chi Beta (U. of Virginia), May 2, 1993 at 2 p.m. at 518 17th St., Charlottesville, VA 22903. For information contact:
Shirley S. Sale, 365 Piedmont St., Orange, VA 22960
Delta (Tufts U.), April 21, 1993 at 7:45 p.m. at the chapter house at 25 Whitfield, Somerville, MA 02144. For information contact: Margie Lamar, 16 Dartmouth St., W inchester, MA 01890.
Lambda Beta (California State U. Long Beach), May 4, 1993 at
7:30 p.m. at the chapter house, 3980 East Eighth St., Long Beach, CA 90804. For information contact: Julie Burns,
850 N. Grand Ave., Orange, CA 92667.
If you did not receive a winter issue of To Dragma and would like to, please notify International Headquarters. Prior to that issue, a change in computer systems inadver- tently deleted some members' postal codes.
The Southern Alumnae Chapter
Connecticut
is planning a Collegiate Memorabilia Party in August for all AOII collegians and alumnae in
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The first To Dragma was published in 1905. Helen Hoy was the first editor of To Dragma.
The first Alpha Omicron Pi Convention was held in 1906 in New York, New York with Alpha Chapter and Nu Chapter serving as hostesses.
"Central Office," the predecessor of International Headquarters was created at the 1925 Convention.
The name '"Central Office" was changed to International Headquarters in November 1981 when the property at 3821 Cleghorn Avenue in Nashville. Tennessee was dedicated.
The 1931 Convention was held at Arlington Hill, Virginia and 175 AOIls attended.
The 1945 Convention was postponed one year because of World War II.
The tradition of holding Conventions in odd numbered years resumed in 1947.
The Rose Award was first given at the 1957 Convention, and the winners were presented with a single live rose.


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