From the President's Desk:
By Barbara Daugs Hunt
Phi Delta (U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) International President
In previous columns, I've talked about the challenges AOII faces. In this column, I'll discuss a major challenge which all Greek organiza- tions face today...diversity of mem- bership.
In my travels around the United States and Canada, I've participa- ted in meetings with presidents of other fraternities, university pres- idents, and Greek advisers. I'm convinced that diversity of member- ship is a key issue which must be addressed. All of us need to be un- derstanding about the demograph- ic differences that are becoming more prevalent on college cam- puses.
It is appropriate that I talk about membership diversity in this issue. As we prepare for another rush, we need to consider several aspects o f college demographics which affect membership selection.
By the year 2020, 40 of our pop-
"Why wasn't my chapter report used?"
This question is the most fre- quent complaint that I hear as editor of To Dragma.
The answer is almost always one of three things:
—it was late;
—it was handwritten; or
ulation will consist of Afro-Ameri- cans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. Hispanics will become the largest minority. All minorities combined will make up a majority of the population. As these num- bers increase, the percentage of minority students enrolled in college will also increase.
In just two years, college enroll- ment of minority racial groups has increased 4.3, according to the April 11 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The editors expect minority enrollment to increase steadily in the next 20 years.
Universities are committed to in- creasing minority student enroll- ment on every campus. College administrators and faculty are beginning to address the needs of these students and they are looking to Greek organizations for support. The Association of Fraternity Advi-
— there was not enough space in the magazine.
Beginning with the winter issue, we are adopting a policy to deal with the space problem. The lists of collegiate and alumnae chapters have been divided so that one fourth of the chapters are to report for each issue. That way, every chapter has an excellent chance of having one report per year in To Dragma.
You should receive a notice in your fall mailing telling you when your chapter is to report. This new system will begin with the October
1 deadline. That deadline is for the winter issue, which will be pub- lished in December.
It is each chapter reporter's responsibility to get her report to
sors recently adopted a reso-lution on Chapter Membership Diversity. The resolution states in part that they strongly encourage cam-pus Greek affairs advisers to implement cooperative efforts be-tween campus Greek chapters of differing memberships. It strongly encour- ages each men's and women's group to design and implement similar awareness, education and cooperative programs at the nation- al and regional levels.
The latest statistics state that 26 is now the average age of college students. More are married. Many have children. Their interests and needs are varied. They are inter- ested in careers, networking. They need to see the positive value of membership in any organization. Their interest in social events may not fit the "norm of today."
It it time for Alpha Omicron Pi
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Headquarters on time! Late reports will not be used. The same rule applies to handwritten reports.
Here are some tips for chapter reporters:
Please double space. Be brief.
Be sure names are spelled cor- rectly.
Use correct grammar.
Write in the third person. For
example, say "The chapter raised $1000 for arthritis research," not "We raised $1000."
You can get a good idea of what topics should be included by reading the chapter reports in the magazine. We are interested in chapter and individual honors, whether for scholarship, service, or continued on page 14
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ALPHA OMICRON PI
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Founded at Barnard College, January 2,1897
*Founders Jessie Wallace Hughan Helen St. Clair Mullan
Stella G eorge Stern Perry Elizabeth Heywood Wyman
*The Founders were members of Alpha Chapter at Barnard College of Columbia University and all are deceased.
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On the Cover: Summer 1990
of *-^Alpha Omicron Pi
Notable: Chloetheil Woodard Smith
Ethics: Where do you draw the line?
26 groups represented atNational Panhellenic
Membership Information Form
New alumnae chapter installed in Augusta
From the President's Desk Applause!
Alumnae Chapter News Collegiate Chapter News Emporium
From Our Readers Bulletin Board Foundation
Front cover rush photos are from (clockwise, starting from the top left): Iota (U. of Illinois), Lambda Sigma (U. of Georgia), and Alpha Gamma (W ashington State U.). Back
Vol. LXV, No. 3
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2 15 .16 21 24 25 26 27
cover photos are from (clockwise, starting from the top left) Alpha Phi (Montana State U.), Omega (Miami U„ Ohio), and Lambda Iota (U. of California, San D iego).
W oodard Smith, architect
By Beth Grantham ToDragma Editor
TheNotableforthisissueofTo Dragma has succeeded in a field traditionally dominated by males— architecture. And she has suc- ceeded in a bigway.
Chloethiel Woodard Smith, Alpha Sigma (U. of Oregon), received the first Centennial Award of the American Institute of Architects, Washington (DC) Chapter at its Beaux Arts Ball last November.
Onthedayoftheaward,shewas the subject of a lengthy article in the Washington Post, tracing her career and the marks her designs have left on the city there. For instance, Washington Post archi- tecture critic Benjamin Forgey once called the intersection of Con- necticut and L, "Chloethiel's Cor- ner," because she designed three of the large buildings there.
The Centennial Award was not the first award that Chloethiel has received for her contributions to architecture. In 1969, she received Alpha Omicron Pi's prestigious Elizabeth Heywood Wyman award for excellence in her profession. The award was presented at the Alpha Omicron Pi convention in Los Angeles.
"Chloethiel does not refer to herself as a universal genius. She's not a woman who makes headlines carrying on her business while concocting pies and hors d'oeuvres, dashing out a poem or painting and spanking the baby in the interim," said the article in the fall 1969 issue of To Dragma. "It's always been architecture."
Her concentration on archi- tecture has been rewarded. She has earned awards from the Masonry
Institute, the Federal Housing Administration, the Washington Board of Trade, and the American Institute o f Architects.
In the fall of 1969, Chloethiel was one of eight women featured in the October 28 issue of Life magazine. A nine page article titled "Women Arise" explored the women's liberation movement on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th ammendment. The women selected for the article had all attained prominence in fields dominated by men.
In that article, Chloethiel was critical of the methods being used at the time to bring about women's emancipation. However, in the recent Washington Post article, she said that she resented being re- ferred to as a "lady architect" or "female architect." Her preference is to be called "architect," a dtle of which she is justifiably proud.
Chloethiel may be one of those lucky woman who have "had it all." Her life has included education,
professional achievement, mar- riage, children, grandchildren, and travel.
She graduated magna cum laude in 1932 with a degree in architecture from the University of Oregon. She received her masters degree in city planning from Washington University in St. Louis in 1933. She worked two years in New York before becoming a senior draftsman for the Federal Housing Authority and moving to Washing- ton in 1935.
She and her late husband Brom- ley Smith had a son, Bromley Jr., and a daughter, Susanne. Chloe- thiel has three grandchildren. After
Chloethiel W. Smith, photo by Ellsworth Davis, The Washington Post. Used with permission.
their marriage in 1940, Bromley joined the Foreign Service and she went with him to posts in Montreal and Bolivia. Even at these foreign posts, she carried on her profes- sion. She planned an exhibit on city planning in Montreal and taught architecture in La Paz, Bolivia. In 1944 she received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and traveled for a year
in South America.
Her academic achievements have included serving as a visiting lecturer at Duke University and North Carolina State.
Chloethiel represented the United States at the Seventh Pan American Congress of Architects in 1950. She had an exhibit at the Hanover, Germany building expo- sition.
After her husband left the foreign service, they returned to W ashington, DC, where she was a partner in two local architectural firms before founding her own firm, Chloethiel W oodard Smith and Associates in 1963. She retired in 1982.
Although she has designed houses, including two for House Beautiful, Chloetheil and her fam- ily always lived in older homes.
"I've never wanted to build a house for myself, because my ideas are always changing," she told the Washington Post.
Where do you
He was the wooden puppet
whose nose grew larger every time he told a lie.
In today's world, of course, the consequences of our actions are not so obvious or instantaneous.
But they are no less real.
We've all heard about someone
who lied for what seemed to be a good reason, and then had to tell a second lie to cover up the first one, and then a third and a fourth, and so on.
"Where do you draw the line?"
In this workshop, sisters will be given the opportunity to examine their own ethical codes and what serves as the basis for those codes. Additionally, consequences of
decisions will be a focus.
Alpha Omicron Pi is grateful to
Mary Desler, Associate Dean of the University of Chicago Honors College, for the use of her original material in this workshop.
The workshop uses case studies to promote discussions about dif- ficult choices that can face colle- gians and alumnae.
For instance, is it all right to take property that will not be missed in order to help out some- one who really needs it? Is using
position acceptable if there is no other way? Is achieving a worth- while goal worthbreaking a trust?
The workshop is divided into two sessions. Participants have the opportunity to decide not only what they would do in a given situation, but why. Often there are good reasons for both choices. One goal of the workshop is to help the participants examine and clarify their own motivations and values. Keeping an open mind and a nonjudgmental attitude about the motivations of others is another goal.
"Where do you draw the line?" joins the other Keystones to help each member's personal growth
at Dn'tlopmmi f-or Today'i Woman i
(Northern Arizona U.), is the au- thor of this workshop. Her exper- tise in the career planning field is a result of her own work experience with Health Care Educators and as the Director of Public Relations for a San Diego hospital. Stacy, cur- rently a full time home-maker with an 18 month old daughter, also authored "10 Steps to a Good Job" and "How to Write Your Resume," which were featured in To Dragma in the summer 1989 issue.
continued on page 20
But, the real dilemma is how to
decide what to do—how to make
decisions—when the issues are not
clear choices of right or wrong.
Making decisions involving ethical
dilemmas is the subject of the
newest Keystones workshop, called one's influence to gain a favored
"Ethics" is newest Keystones workshop
Workshops on Ethics, Career Planning and Resume Writing, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases are the newest additions to Alpha Omicron Pi's Keystones, Personal Development for Today's Women, program.
Linda Martin McLaughlin, Alpha Theta (Coe College), Col- legiate Programming Chairman, is coordinator of the Keystones program. Barbara Long, Alpha Rho
(Oregon State U.), Executive Board Director, supervises the
program. Thanks to their leader- ship, these three new workshops were introduced this spring.
The Ethics workshop is described in the accompanying article in this issue of To Dragma.
The Career Planning and Resume Writing workshop's major focus is how to organize material for a resume. However, it also includes suggestions about the job search and resources for that search.
Stacy Kluckman, Theta Omega
draw the line?
26 groups represented
at National Panhellenic
by Louise Geil,
Kappa Alpha Theta
NPC Alternate Delegate
Temperature: perfect Sunshine: radiant
Desert: inviting and beautiful
These words describe the physical setting of the 51st Biennial Session of the National Panhellenic Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona last November.
The session itself involved a va- riety of business and social activities which were attended by represen- tatives from all 26 NPC groups.
At the opening session NPC Chairman Beth Saul, Alpha Epsilon Phi, called the entire NPC family an "amazing people system which tries so valiantly to be a perfect system."
"It may seem like the worst of times when we assess the alcohol issue on campus today and the alcohol related behaviors of our collegians. Though women are a large part of this problem, they can be a key to the solution."
She said that the NPC groups must understand and support each other in establishing and upholding higher standards of acceptable behavior. She also stressed the need to assist sorority women in develop- ing an awareness of human dignity issues to empower them to take care of themselves and each other on campus.
Beth quoted a college president who said, " I know that the prepon- derance of these problems that create headlines occur in men's fraternities, but the acceptance of these abusive and dangerous behaviors permeates men's and women'sgroups...Ifweareto change behaviors, then we must change both men's and women's attitudes about the acceptance of those behaviors."
She praised the delegates' unlimited dedication.
"Let us applaud each other for these gifts of time, knowledge, re- sources, and friendship that have been so generously reciprocated a-
mong the NPC groups," Beth said. She concluded her opening ad- dress by urging delegates to concen- trate on communication, coopera- tion, ethics, and commitment as they
The following items were report-
ed on and discussed at the five busi- ness meetings held during the Biennium Session:
A permanent archives for NPC has been established at the U.of Illinois.
The central office has moved into larger quarters and has upgraded its equipment and services.
The Budget and Finance Com- mittee, created in 1988, is suppor- ting the Conference with improved financial management and the Office Management Committee has developed specific recommenda- tions for the central office.
The 12th edition of the Manual of Information ("Green Book") is ready for printing.
The College Panhellenics Com- mittee serves over 425 college Pan- hellenics throughout the United States and Canada.
Ten new college Panhellenics have been officially recognized in the biennium.
Contacts have been made on 54 campuses for potential new college Panhellenics.
Eight visits to college Panhel- lenics have been made by NPC con- sulting teams. The team offers specific, in depth recommendations upon completion of each visit.
The Quota/Total Study Com- mittee surveyed college Panhellenics and determined that a more flexible plan is needed. Three key issues in the rush puzzle were identified as being critical to success and fairness to all parties: setting quota at a reasonable time, extending party in- vitations based on chapter statistics and proper bid matching.
NPC will approach a university to develop a research project to de- termine the extent of women's hazing.
The Public Relations Committee developed a "Faculty Appreciation Month" packet which was sent to all college Panhellenics.
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Alpha Omicron Pi's delegation to the National Panhellenic Conference meeting included, standing from left, June Bogle, Peg Crawford, Sue Lewis; and seated, from left, Ginger Banks, and Barbara Hunt.
MISSION STATEMENT: "ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE"
1989 -1991 Biemiium
Alpha Omicron Pi is dedicated to increased visibility, continuing growth, a broadened volunteer base and pro-active
programming as we move toward our second century with confidence and creativity. -AOIIExecutive Board GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
I. VOLUNTEER SUPPORT
1. Create an environment that fosters increased
volunteer support of the Fraternity.
2. Develop educational tools and programs for
effective chapter management and growth.
3. Tap expertise both within and outside AOII to
"As I visit chapters across the country, I see first hand that volunteer support must be a major goal for AOII," says International President Barbara Hunt. We are at a crossroads. Our volunteer base is diminishing. We need to provide programs, training, and educational tools for AOII volunteers now. We are committed to placing an alumnae chapter near each existing or potential collegiate chapter; to introducing a pilot program to help weak alumnae chapters; to more training workshops on all levels for AOII volunteers; to acquainting collegiate members with alumnae involvement before they graduate; and to calling on AOIIs with expertise in marketing, public relations, and advertising for creative plans to increase our volunteer base.
Under Program Development we are establishing new programs to meet the needs of our membership. We must have alumnae chapter president training. We must provide procedures and processes to produce chapter excellence—in scholarship, membership education, rush, collegiate/alumnae relations. Monitoring status will be expanded and strengthened.
A communications skins workshop will be implemented this summer. We are expanding our utilization of computer technology. A national public relations event will be introduced to increase AOII visibility and to spotlight our position in the Greek community. A comprehensive study of the reporting system is in the works.
Fiscal strategies mean just that. We are aware of the needs of Eour membership and how those relate to the budget. The riorities of this Executive Board are: to streamline chapter ookkeeping and AOII accounting procedures; to provide comprehensive corporation supervision; and to fund educational
enhance our growth and development Provide training seminars for all regional
Strengthen programming at Leadership Con- ferences and International Convention.
II. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
1. Enhance emphasis on lifetime commitment
through service and financial support to our
2. Continue to provide innovative programming
for alumnae chapter development.
3. Develop processes and procedural guidelines
to achieve collegiate chapter excellence. 4. Create a comprehensive rush kit as an additional collegiate chapter resource.
1. Develop and implement a communication
skills workshop for all levels of Fraternity
2. Enhance international visibility through pub-
lic relations events.
3. Conduct comprehensive study of reporting
4. Expand utilization of computer technology.
5. Clarify understanding of management
philosophy and procedures.
IV. FISCAL STRATEGIES
1. Promote fiscal responsibility throughout the
2. Encourage support of the AOII Foundation.
3. Broaden funding mechanisms to support
physical plant needs of collegiate chapters.
4. Streamline collegiate chapter bookkeeping
5. Complete incorporation of all collegiate
An AOII Recipefor Rush Success: Ingredients:
dedicated, talented, enthusiastic chapter
members clever skits
enjoyable theme parties
polished conversation skills thoughtful membershipselection
Time neededfor preparation: all year Special helps: Regional Rush Officers,
Rush Advisers, alumnae
Good reference material: The chapter's
rush reportfor theprevious year Directions: Mix all ingredients to ' cook
up"an excellent rush.
The most important information in this recipe may be the "time needed for preparation"—all year. Another important ingredient is dedicated, talented chapter mem- bers. Remember, rush is a respon- siblity o f every chapter member.
If you are a newly elected rush chairman, notice the "reference material" in the recipe—the rush report. Regional Rush Officers (RROs) suggest that your first task should be to read the rush report.
Start with the statistics. These numbers can tell you more than just whether your chapter made quota. For instance, if the percentage of rushees returning dropped dras- tically after your first invitational
party, you should evaluate that party to see why it is not as effective as it could be.
Talk to the previous rush chair- man. Ask her what worked and what didn't. Write down her comments so you won't forget. Talk to new pled- ges. Ask them what they liked and didn't like. Ask them what other rushees said about the parties and skits. Did they feel welcome? Did conversations lag? What improve- ments?
RROs also have useful ideas for the rush report itself. One sugges- tion is to have chapter members evaluate each rush event. You might want to have members fill out evaluations immediately following preference parties so that they do not base their opinions on the results of rush. Workshops should be evaluated immediately after they take place and the results held for inclusion in the rush report.
The rush report should evaluate the entire process, not just the results. Some questions to answer in the report are: What was accom- plished during the workshops? Did rush week go smoothly? What chapter relations activities were held
just for fun? Were chapter members thoughtful and fair during member-
ship selection sessions? What help did the chapter receive from alum- nae?
The report should then examine the goals that were set prior to rush and compare these goals to what ac- tually happened. If the goal was to have membership information forms (MIFs) on 50% of the women going through rush and only 12% were received, you need to find out why. Did you request them far enough in advance? Did you explain their importance to the alumnae receiving the requests?
Lastly, use the information in the report to set new goals for the next rush. Don't just file the report away, never to be seen again!
With the help of the rush report and every chapter member, the rush chairman can use good planning to schedule warksh(rf>s, create cleverskits and enjoyablethemeparties.
As part of planning ahead, the rush chairman should delegate re-
sponsibility and put rush events on the chapter calendar as far in advance as possible. All rush activ- ities should be put on the chapter calendar at least two school terms prior to rush. For example, if rush is held in the early fall, all activities for the next rush should be on the chapter calendar by the end of the fall school term.
Workshops can be used to learn and polish rush skills, particularly etiquette and conversational skills. A fun way to do this is to stage a man- ners workshop where some chapter members demonstrate obviously "wrong" ways to do things—such as poor table manners. Then have other members portray more subtle mistakes. See how many sisters detect the subtle errors.
Conversational skills should be the focus of pre-rush workshops. Frequent practice with different partners can help every chapter member become easy to talk to.
Key to photos
Opposite page: top left - Delta Upsilon (Duke U.), winner of the 1989 Jessie Wallace Hughan award, m odels rush fashions; bottom right - Alpha Gamma (W ashington State U.). This page: top right - Sigma Phi (California State Northridge); center -Alpha Phi (Montana State U.); bottom right - Lambda Sigma (U. of Georgia).
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ALPHA OMICRON PI Rush Information
PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM TO THE CHAPTER ADVISER WHOSE NAME AND ADDRESS ARE LISTED IN YOUR TO DRAGMA FOR THE COLLEGE WHICH THIS RUSHEE WILL ATTEND. If you are not able to locate this name and address, send form to the Regional Public Relations Officer responsible for the region in which the rushee will attend college—or to International Headquarters for forwarding. If you have gathered this information in response to a chapter's request please send the information directly to the return address indicated. Collegiate chapter pledging depends on your supplying available information.
Permanent Mailing Address
Campus Address if Known Zip City
Age H.S. Graduation Date
Zip Name of High School
Zip Size of Student Body/Grade Point Aver.
Parents' Address it different from Rushee's
PLEASE RANK THE FOLLOWING, USING "4" AS HIGHEST—"1" AS LOWEST—"0" FOR NOT KNOWN . . .
special talents (describe)
special honors and achievements (name—use back if needed)
PLEASE DESCRIBE SPECIAL INTERESTS OR CONNECTIONS CHAPTER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TO GIVE THIS GIRL BEST POSSIBLE RUSH:
*On back, name organizations, describe Involvement (member, officer, etc.)
Name (include maiden name if known)
Name (include maiden name if known)
Collegiate Chapter Relationship Collegiate Chapter Relationship
OTHER SORORITY AFFILIATIONS OF RELATIVES OR CLOSE FRIENDS:
YOUR Name Address
(2) (3) (4)
On back side, please provide Information which might help the chapter in getting to know this rushee.
Write signature here to indicate endorsement of this rushee as an AOTT pledge.
Are you a collegiannow?
interest in sorority membership interest in AOTT
Phone (Area Code)
FOR CHAPTER USE ONLY.
Date acknowledgement sent: Sorority Rushee pledged:
Chapter Advisers should receive Membership Information Forms (MIFs) NO LATER than dates noted. This is the time chapters review MIFs prior to rush.
Alabama, Univ. of Alpha Delta
Alabama, Univ. of Birmingham
Arizona, Univ. of Upsilon Alpha Early August
Arkansas State Univ. Sigma Omicron
Auburn University Delta Delta
Austin Peay State U. Pi Omicron
Ball State Univ. Kappa Kappa Early September
Birmingham Southern College
Tau Delta Mid August
Bowling Green State U. Alpha Psi
Calgary, Univ. of Kappa Lambda Late August
California Polytechnic State Univ.
Mrs. Pamela Brock P.O. Box 1035 Northport, A L 35476
Ms. Lori St. Clair
3121 Hillside Avenue, S. #1 Birmingham, AL35205
Ms. Susan Duggins 1017 N. Bedford Tucson, AZ 85710
Mrs. Carolyn Wyatt 3629 Blueridge Circle
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Mrs. Patsy Vincent 3321 King Avenue Opelika, A L 36801
Mrs. Marv Ann Stephens 1262 Hillwood Drive Clarksville, TN 37040
Mrs. Judith Thornburg 2804 W. Purdue Road Muncie, IN 47304
Mrs. Mindy McDonald 222 Westcliffe Circle Birmingham, A L 35226
Mrs. Laurie Meyer
PO Box 97, HON. Main St. Van Buren, O H 45889
Mrs. Debra Helmer
2023 34th Street, S.W.
Calgary, A.B., Canada T3E 2V9
Dr. Sarah Burroughs
2251 Shell Beach Road, #21 Shell Beach, CA 93449
Ms. Jami L. Hould
2656 Van Ness Ave., #7 San Francisco, CA 94109
Mrs. Janet Dallas
646 Hanisch Drive Sacramento, CA 95678
Ms. Bobbe Chilcote 4016-B Mahaila
San Diego, CA 92122
Ms. Geri Nunez-Wile 2341 Argonne Drive Long Beach, CA 90815
Mrs. Phyllis Gilson 6628 Woodlake Avenue West Hills, CA 91307
Mrs. Gretchen Zollendeck 3648 Eckhardt Road Hamburg, NY 14075
Central Missouri State University
Delta Pi Mid August
Chicago, Univ. of Phi Ch
Coe College Alpha Theta Early September
Colorado, Univ. of Chi Delta
Cornell University Epsilon
Delaware, Univ. of Delta Chi
DePauw University Theta
Duke University Delta Upsilon Early September/
East Carolina Univ. Zeta Psi
East Stroudsburg Univ. Phi Beta
Eastern Kentucky Univ. Epsilon Omega
Eastern Washington U. Tau Gamma
Late August/Early February
Evansville, Univ. of Chi Lambda
Florida Southern College
Late August/Early January
Florida, Univ. of Gamma Omicron LateJuly
George Mason Univ. Gamma Alpha
Georgia Southern U. Alpha Lambda
Mrs. Joyce Hall 7820 West Ridge Raytown, MO 64138
Ms. Kelly L. Burke
1626 1/2 W. Arlington PL, #47 Chicago, IL 60614
Mrs. Charlene Wise 310 Clymer Road Hiawatha, IA 52233
900 E. 8th Avenue. #306 Denver, C O 80218
Ms. Janet Bbzec
23 Fairview Square Ithaca, NY 14850
Mrs. Genevieve S. Sidwell 3806 Nancy Avenue Wilmington, DE 19808
Mrs. Audrey Pelham 4740 E. 71st Street Indianapolis, IN 46220
Mrs. Sue Mattern
204 Lake Court Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Ms. Luanne G. Yarbrough 35 West Hills
Greenville, NC 27834
Mrs. Peg Zywicki 1224 Saddle Drive Nazareth, PA 18064
Ms. Mary Anne Dewey 316 S. Third Street Richmond, KY40475
Ms. Mary Margaret Dibert
So. 16896 Cheney-Spokane Road Cheney, WA 99004
California, Univ. Berkeley
California, Univ. Davis
Chi Alpha Late August
California, Univ. San Diego
Lambda Iota Early September
Ms. Karen Thompson 2849 Forestdale Drive Burlington, NC 27215
Mrs. Lisa H. Trulove 628 S. Norman Avenue Evansville, IN 47714
Ms. Jelane Douglas 909 N. Burton Street Plant City, FL 33566
Mrs.Jacqulyn Hipsley 3426 NW 42nd Terrace Gainesville, FL32606
Ms. Ann Conlon
5523 Cabat Lake Court Fairfax,VA22032
Mrs. Michelle Barton 8 Wimbledon Court Statesboro, GA 30458
California State Univ. Long Beach
Lambda Beta Early August
California State Univ. Northridge
Sigma Phi Mid August
Canisius College Nu Delta
Mid December Summer 1990
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Georgia State Univ. Gamma Sigma Early September
Georgia, Univ. of Lambda Sigma Mid August
Grand Valley State College Lambda Eta
Late August/Late January
Huntingdon College Sigma Delta
Illinois, Univ. of Iota
Illinois Wesleyan Univ. Beta Lambda
Indiana State Univ Kappa Alpha
Ms. Anne Zipp
3024-C Spring Hill Road Smyrna, GA 30080
Dr. Pamela V anV oorhees 205 Idylwood Drive Athens, GA 30605
Mrs. Suzanne Carpenter 1342 Fisk SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Mrs. Eleanor Hickein 9 Pine Street Oneonta, NY 13820
Mrs. Mary Margaret Kyser 3210 Cloverdale Road Montgomery, A L 36106
Mrs.JoAnne Zunich 2606 Cherry Hills Drive Champaign, IL 61821
Mrs. Myrna Hass
12 Ivey Court Bloomington, IL 61701
Mrs. Glenna Timmons 408 S. 34th Street Terre Haute, IN 47803
Michigan State Univ. Beta Gamma
Mrs. Margaret Stephenson 3210 Meech Road Williamston, MI 48895
Mrs. Nancy Aupperle 3606 Chatham Way Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Ms. Mary Beth Willoughby 1509 Hillsboro Rd. Frankilin, TN 37064
Ms. Caroline Cochrane 100 2nd Street, SE #703 Minneapolis, MN 55414
Ms. Deborah Brumitt 220 Chandler Oxford, MS 38655
Ms. Shelly Sharp
1133 Ashland Road #707 Columbia, MO 65201
Mrs. Beverly Townsend 8040 Lupine Lane Bozeman, MT 59715
Ms. Mary Schloesser 1416 South Newton Sioux City, IA 51106
Mrs. Carmen Garland Rt. 7, Box 886 Murray, KY42071
Mrs. Monica Rigoni 2210 South 37th Street Lincoln, NE 68506
Mrs. Schuyler Louapre
220 E. William David Parkway Metairie, L A 70005
Mrs. Susan Donald 808 Adcock Monroe, LA71203
Mrs. Lillian Baker 1508 N. Aztec Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Ms. Gina Bucci
2560 Key Street #3-Z Toledo, O H 43614
Ms. Karen Weaver 405 6th Street Marietta, O H 45750
Mrs. Sandra Thiessen 4025 NW Elmwood Drive Corvallis, OR 97330
Mrs.Jodene Brockman 2932 Elysium
Eugene, OR 97405
Ms. Mary Beth Miller 5826 Lindwood, #1-E St. Louis, MO 63109
Mrs. Pat Antolosky 260 Fairview Drive Bellefonte, PA 16823
Ms. Marlesa Roney
1105 W. 750 North
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Mid October/Late December Bloomington, IN 47401
Middle Tennessee State University
Rho Omicron Early August
Minnesota, Univ. of Tau
Mississippi, Univ. of Nu Beta
Missouri, Univ. of Columbia Delta Alpha
Montana State Univ. Alpha Phi
Morningside College Theta Chi
Murray State Univ. Delta Omega Early August
Nebraska, Univ. of Lincoln Zeta
Newcomb College Pi
Northeast Louisiana Univ. Lambda Tau
Northern Arizona Univ. Theta Omega
Ohio Northern Univ. Kappa Pi
Ohio University Omega Upsilon Late August
Oregon State Univ. Alpha Rho
Oregon, Univ. of Alpha Sigma Early September
Parks College Upsilon Epsilon Mid August
Pennsylvania State U. Epsilon Alphal
Purdue University Phi Upsilon
Rhodes College Kappa Omicron Early September
San Jose State U . Delta Sigma Early August
Shippensburg University Tau Lambda
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gamma Beta Late December
Iowa State University Iota Sigma
Jacksonville State University Delta Epsilon
Kansas, Univ. of Phi
Kearney State College Phi Sigma
Kentucky, Univ. of Kappa Omega Early August
LaGrange College Lambda Chi
Lambuth College Omega Omicron Mid August
Ixhigh University Lambda Upsilon EarlyJanuary
Louisville, Univ. of Pi Alpha
McGill College Kappa Phi
Maine, Univ. of Orono Gamma
Maryland, Univ. of Pi Deltal
Miami University Omega
Ms. Kim Hoburg
Box 11, Chatham College Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Ms. Carol Wee Millar 413 SE Third Street Ankeny, IA 50021
Two Sunet Pass Anniston, AL36201
Mrs. Kendall Born 6014W 124 Terrace Overland Park, KS 66209
Ms. Lori Moore 1925 West 37th Kearney, NE 68847
Ms. Kristi Farmer 821 Euclid Avenue Lexington, KY 40502
Mrs. Denise Wilson 949 Malibu Drive LaGrange, GA 30240
Mrs. Mary Nelle Hardee 10 Fairfield Place
Jackson, TN 38305
Mrs. Sally Snyder 2651 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18017
Ms. Nancy Schoenbachler 1836 Deer Park
Ms. Sandra Amos
Dollard Des Ormeau, PQ, Canada H9A 1J5
Mrs. Madeline Schroder
9 Heather Road GammaBangor, ME 04401
Mrs. Kellie A. Schindel 8913 Flag Harbor Terrace Germantown, MD 20874
Mrs. Charleen Rohr 6500 Fairfield Road Oxford, O H 45056
Mrs. Jenny Jenson
1883 Rainbow Drive, N. Memphis, T N 38107
Mrs. Sharon Clampitt 2550 Fairglen Drive San Jose, CA 95125
Ms. Deborah Allen Fay 2601 Market, #1
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Mrs. Maribeth Schlictman 736 Camby Lane
Michigan, Univ. Omicron Pi Mid August
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Slippery Rock Univ. Sigma Rho
South Alabama, U. of Gamma Delta
South Florida, U. of
Early August/Mid December
Southeastern Louisiana University
KappaTau Late July
St. Leo College Gamma Upsilon Early September/
State University of New York at Albany
Delta Psi Early January
Syracuse University Chi
Tennessee, Univ. of Omicron
Tennessee, Univ. of Martin Tau Omicron
Texas Woman's Univ. Delta Theta
Texas, Univ. of San Antonio Upsilon Lambda
Thomas More College Alpha Beta Tau
Toledo, Univ. of Theta Psi
Toronto, Univ. of BetaTau
Ms. Brenda Brown 2844 Newman Road New Castle, PA 16101
Mrs. Angela Ralph 154 Pinehill Drive Mobile, AL 36606
Mrs.Janette Tessmer 314 W. Main Street Inverness, FL 32650
Ms. Dina D'Gerolamo 2545 Kansas Avenue Kenner, LA70062
Mrs. Elaine McCraney 6952 124th Terrace N. Largo, FL 34643
Ms. Kelly Schwark 208 Partridge Street Albany, NY 12203
Dr. Harriet O'Leary 309 Waring Road Syracuse, NY 13224
Mrs. Suzanne Ott 5412 Yosemite Trail Knoxville, T N 37919
Ms. Sandra Belote Route 2, Box 346-A Martin, T N 38237
Mrs. Carol Stevenson 2524 Belmont Place Piano, T X 75023
Ms. Elizabeth Bostic 5407 Timber Trail
San Antonio, T X 78228
Ms. Liz Arlinghaus
1 Oxford Drive
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Ms. Beverly Kirby 2218 Portsmouth Toledo, O H 43613
Ms. Michelle Labbett
27 Ranchdale Cres
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3A2M1
Towson State Univ. Theta Beta
Transylvania Univ. Tau Omega
Mid August/Early January
Mid August/Mid December
Mid August/Mid December
Ms. Melis Erlbeck
206 E. Northern Parkway Baltimore, MD 21212-2925
Ms. Pam Edwards 173 Broadway Versailles, KY 40383
Ms. Debra Verrill
81 Forest Street Medford, MA 02155
Mrs. Dottie Leek
6338 Johnson Chapel Road Brentwood, T N 37027
Ms. Sarah Jean Wagaman 522 C2 Regis Court Andalusia, PA 19020
Mrs. Merit Zimmermann 1000 Linden Avenue #208 Charlottesville, V A 22901
Mrs. Susan Stringfield 7805 Breaker Point Court Chesterfield, VA 27832
Ms. Maura Clancy 372 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Ms. Judie Berry
RD#2, Box 214 Chestertown, MD 21620
Ms. TeresaWorkman P.O. Box 2159 C.S. Pullman, WA 99165
Ms. Linda Pyne 3841 43rd N E Seattle, WA 98105
Ms. Beth McCloy
Rt. 19, Box 119 AM Morgantown, WV 26505
Mrs. Karen Towell
1551 Chestnut Street Bowling Green, KY 42101
Ms. Jean Hawley
1427 Henderson Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Mrs. Janice Collins
1481 Glenora Drive London, Ontario, Canada N5X 1V4
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The school term prior to rush should be the time during which all name tags, decorations, costumes, and props are completed and as- sembled.
Clever skits must be planned and cast early. Use your most talented chapter members. Adapt the skits for your part of the country and your campus. You may want to change the dialogue or add a song. Remember that the skits need to present a positive image of your chapter. The costumes should be at- tractive and flatter the participants.
Enjoyable theme parties are another vital ingredient for rush success. Make sure the theme will appeal to
Phi Delta Mid August
the general rushee population and that it fits in well with the skit. Select themes that chapter members will enjoy, too, because if members are bored by their own party, chances are the rushees will be also.
RROs and alumnae can be espe- cially helpful with rush. They can be sources of ideas, props, costumes, and help in the kitchen. Plan ahead by area alumnae early in thegame and don't forget to solicit their help in returning MIFs well in advance. The early return of MIFs, of course, will help in thoughtful membership selection.
Use the AOII Recipe for Rush Success—but remember that to a creative cook, a recipe is only a guide.
Add your own individualtouches
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tailored to your chapter and your campus, and you will "cook up" a delicious rush.
International Rush Chairman Charlene Hametz Meyer, Zeta (U. of Nebraska), and the following Regional Rush Officers contributed to this article: Diana Bennett Duva, Gamma Omicron (U. of Florida); Susan Bothe Placke, Phi Sigma (Kearney State College); Patty Compton, Phi (U. of Kansas); Kathleen Oliver Busch, Upsilon (U. of Washington); and Barbara Kramer Rinehart, Lambda Beta (California State-Long Beach).
Virginia, Univ. of Chi Beta
Virginia Commonwealth Rho Beta
Wagner College Theta Pi
Washington College Sigma Tau
Washington State Univ. Alpha Gamma
Washington, Univ. of Upsilon
West Virginia Univ. Sigma Alpha
Western Kentucky Univ. Alpha Chi
Western Michigan Univ. Kappa Rho
Western Ontario, U . of Iota Chi
Wisconsin, Univ. of Milwaukee Mrs. Susan Cornwell
LEGACY INFORMATION FORM
"When any of us has a legacy, we dream of the possibility of her joining us as a member of AOH. How special it is to want our family ties to be supplemented by the fraternal bonds of friendship with all the opportunities implied by that association. Indeed, a legacy is a gift to each of us and to the Fraternity, a gift which deserves extra care and attention."
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to lead the way in implementing new programs to prepare and encourage our members to strengthen their commitment to diversity. Because we are highly visible, we have the perfect oppor- tunity to extend friendship and sisterhood to women from every demographic category.
Each of us respects our Founders. It is interesting to me that our Founders reflect the diversity I am
talking about. They represented dif- ferent religious beliefs, educational philosophies, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They found strength in the variety of ideas and values they brought to AOII. Their dif- ferences contributed to the firm foundation and inspiring Ritual which formed our beginning. One of our strengths lies in our unity of purpose and friendship. Because o f this, Alpha Omicron Pi's heritage challenges us to continue to open
our homes and hearts to future members from every diverse back- ground.
We offer young women a special place, a home, during college. Let us extend our friendship to all women. The growth and strength of our Fraternity depends on the members you select. As you look toward the future, I challenge you to be leaders in embracing diversity of membership.
enclose a selfaddressed, stamped envelope.
I hope these guidelines help. Remember to look for your chap- ter's reporting date in your Sep- tember mailing.
Past International President
sister This is to inform you that my daughter granddaughter
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leadership.We like to hear about philanthropic events—what they were and how successful they were.
Be sure to identify the people in any photos you send. We like good,
sharp close-ups. A photo in which people are doing something—not just smiling at the camera—has a better chance of being used. It doesn't matter whether the photo is color or black and white. I f you want the photo returned, you must
Let's talk about diversity. . .
University/College Year of Initiation _
The alumnae featured in this second edition of "Applause!" are distinguished in various ways—one must surely have had the longest "pledgeship" in AOII history, while another "mothered" the largest family within the organization—96 foster daughters.
Alpha Omicron Pi salutes these alumnae for their personal and professional accomplishments.
Ingrid Latimer Schultz, Beta Lambda (Illinois Wesleyan U.), a high school social studies teacher, could be called a "super mother." Ingrid and her husband have been foster parents to 96 teenage girls. She received a "Lifeline" award for her foster care work. Her AOII activities are too numerous to list here, but include serving as International Parliamentarian, Chicago North Shore Alumnae Chapter President, and Rho Chapter Adviser. She is a Rose Award winner. Ingrid's civic activities are also too numerous to name, but include serving as the Wilmette United Fund Chairman
and Safety Town Chairman. Rebecca "Becky" Shook Wein-
berg, Chi Delta (U. of Colorado), was selected the Mesa, Arizona, 1989 Woman of the Year. She was also named the Phoenix Panhellenic Woman of the Year for 1989. Becky has two jobs—kindergarten teacher at Whittier Elementary School and community relations director for East Valley Camelback Hospital. She is a past chairman of the Mesa Housing Authority Board of Directors, a position she held for ten years. She has also been active in local mental health organiza-tions, United Way, the Mesa Community Council and Girl Scouts. She received the governor's award from the Arizona Women's Partnership in 1985 in the category of "Women Who Educate." The Mesa honor has been sponsored by the Mesa Tribune since 1935. Winners are selected on the basis of dedication, a broad range of activites, and community service. Becky has served AOII as a Regional Director and as chairman of both Nomi-nations and Leader-
ship Conferences. In 1981, she received the coveted Rose Award.
Phyllis Bonn Lamiman, Epsilon Alpha (Pennsylvania State U.), was named the 1989 National Home Economics Teacher of the Year by the American Home Economics Association in recognition of her innovative program which brings older people and teenagers to- gether to break down the stereo- types of age. "Closing the Gap" is the name of Lamiman's program, which is part of the Personal and Family Living class she teaches to 9th through 12th graders at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. The two age groups get together for two hours each week to discuss issues in society. The program has proven beneficial to both groups. After taking this course, teenagers no longer assume everyone over 60 is in a nursing home, and senior citizens know that all kids are not on drugs or alcohol.
for a "super mother" a terrific teacher, and...
.. .the end of a long pledgeship.
Last October, Anne Petersen Johnston became an associate member of Alpha Omicron Pi, thus ending her 49 year "pledgeship." Anne pledged AOII in 1940. That same year she started her florist business on the U. of Illinois campus. Soon her interest turned to politics, and she became the committee chairman for her city precinct, an office she still holds. Other political accomplishments
include serving on U.S. Represen- tative Dan Crane's Senior Citizens Council and on former President Ronald Reagan's Council on Aging. She has also been involved in civic activities including the United Fund, the Chamber of Commerce, and the local humane society. In late August, 1989, the Iota Chapter (U. of Illinois) invited Anne to become an associate member.
Anne Petersen Johnston, left, and Martha Janoskey, Iota Chapter President.
Alumnae Chapter News
The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter has increased its membership this year from 74 to 122 paid members. This increase is the result of a newsletter being sent to over 1000 AOIIs in the area and an active phone committee and executive board.
Cordie Barksdale, a 50 year mem- ber, was honored at the chapter's birthday luncheon, and Dee Allen received a Certificate of Honor for her 15 years o f active Panhellenic participation. At Founders' Day, Pam Vanvoorhees, Lambda Sigma Chapter Adviser, was presented a Certificate of Honor. She has served as chapter adviser for five years and she also tutors Lambda Sigmas 15 hours a week.
Carol Lee Hensyl reports that the 57 members of the Baltimore Alum- nae Chapter have enjoyed dinner meetings and speakers on skin care, make-up, and nutrition this year. Another highlight was the chapter's poinsettia sale prior to Christmas which made a good profit. Many chapter members are actively in- volved with the Theta Beta Chapter, serving on the corporation board and as advisers. Chapter members enjoy their "secret sister" program with the Sigma Tau Chapter. Prior to graduation, the Baltimore alum- nae held a luncheon in Chestertown for the Sigma Tau seniors. At that time they told each senior the identity of her secret sister who has been sending her greetings for a year.
Members of the Chicago North- west Suburban Alumnae Chapter re- cently made "sun catchers" for the handicapped adults at a facility in Rolling Meadows, reports Diane Pellettiere. "Sun catchers" are round plastic pieces with a colorful design traced or drawn upon them. When placed in a window, the sunlight streams through them, making a bright, cheerful deco- ration. Jean Zimmermann, Regional Vice President, led the group in the project at the philanthropic mee- ting, held at Sue Dunmead's home. Martha Schroeder was co-hostess.
The Columbus Alumnae Chapter held a Japanese gourmet dinner in January, reports Char Potter. In December the chapter
Pictured at the Memphis Alumnae Chapter's Founders' Day celebration are 50 year members, from left, Bettie Nettleton, Terry Quick and Margaret Sorrells.
held its 16th annual Christmas dinner for indigent arthritis patients in cooperation with the Central Ohio Arthritis Foundation. Hand- made gifts of breads, cookies, jams, and aromatic hot pads were given to the patients. In April chapter mem- bers made Easter tray favors for Children's Hospital.
An evening of reminiscing about the past and pondering the future was enjoyed by the women attend- ing the January meeting of the Detroit North Suburban Alumnae Chapter, reports Mary Jane Levi. Dorothy Hopkin, Beta Gamma (Michigan State U.), the current vice president of Oakland Commu- nity College, was guest speaker. Dorothy talked about the impact of technology, especially computers. The Macomb and Dearborn Alum- nae Chapters also attended this special meeting which was held at
Judy Bradley's home.
The Greater Kansas City Alum- nae Chapter celebrated Founders' Day in December with collegians from Delta Pi (Central Missouri State U.) and Phi (U. of Kansas), reports Sharon Martin. Barbara Yeo- kum, Phi (U. of Kansas), won the outstanding alumna award.
The chapter's scholarship drive is in full swing. Multiple scholarships
are given annually to senior students in Phi and Delta Pi Chapters in honor of Past International Presi- dent Jessie Marie Cramer, Phi. Philanthropic activities have included donations to a home for battered women and a plant sale to benefit arthritis research.
The Greater Lafayette (LA) Alum-nae Chapter has reorganized to assist in the recolonization of AOII's Delta Beta Chapter at the U . of Southwestern Louisiana, reports Sarah Sowell. Kathy Lowry, chapter president, asks area alumnae to volunteer their help by writing to her at Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae, USL P.O. Box 44823, Lafayette, LA 70504-4823. Support is especially needed in getting the lodge refur- bished in time for fall rush in August.
The Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter reports that it has purchased advertising space on the new baseball field wall at South- eastern Louisiana U. In big red letters, the sign on the wall states, "Hammond Area Alumnae and Kappa Tau Chapters of Alpha Omicron Pi Welcome You to SLU." The SLU Athletic Department declared March 24th "AOII Day" to thank AOII collegians for their con-
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These seven women are Alpha Omicron Pi's Chapter Consultants for 1990-91. They will be visiting AOII chapters across the country during the coming school year. Read about them here, and take time to get to know them when they visityour chapter.
Linda was a charter member of
Omega Upsilon hapter at Ohio U. She served the colony as treasurer and also served as chapter treasurer. Linda served on Ohio U.'s Panhel- lenic Executive Board, University Professor Selection Committee, and was a campus tour guide. She was a member of Order of Omega, Out- standing College Students of Ameri- ca and the American Society of Actuaries. She is a math major from New Philadelphia, OH.
A member of Delta Omega Chap-
ter at Murray State U., Jana is an ac- counting major. She has served as assistant treasurer and treasurer of her chapter. She is president of Ord- er of Omega, a member of Murray State Student Ambassadors, a mem- ber of Omicron Delta Kappa, and an Outstanding College Student of America. Jana's hometown is Lexing-ton, KY.
Robin is a member of Gamma Al-
pha Chapter at George Mason U . She served her chapter on the pledge committee, and as member- ship education chairman, chapter relations chairman, and rush chairman. Robin was a four year letter winner member of the George Mason U.women'sintercollegiate Softball team and was team captain her senior year. She is from Bowling Green, KYand her majoris commu- nications.
Mary is a member of Kappa Tau
Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana U. She has served her chapter as ac- tivities chairman, Panhellenic delegate, and alumane relations chairman. Mary was president of the Student Government Association of SE Louisiana U. She was selected to be a Governors Appointee to the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities. She is also a student member of the Governor's
Special Commission for Education Services. From Baton Rouge, LA, Mary is an accounting major.
A member of Alpha Chi Chapter
at Western Kentucky U., Trade is an elementary education/math major. She served her chapter as member- ship education chairman. She was selected as Miss AOII at Alpha Chi continued on page 20
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tinued support of Southeastern athletics. Prior to the baseball game that day, a local television station flew a hot air balloon carrying a large panda and an AOII banner to the baseball field. A section of the stands was reserved for AOIIs and their guests. National Arthritis Foundation Poster Child Erica Clark threw out the game ball.
Christine Fisher reports that the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter com- bined the celebration of its 75th an- niversary and its annual spring lun- cheon and fashion show to benefit arthritis research. International President Barbara Hunt was a spe- cial guest. Diane Danowski Mc- Quire, Phi Upsilon (Purdue U.), was chairman of the event.
Char Buehler received a Certifi- cate of Honor and Delores Small Swinford received her 50 year award at the Founders' Day luncheon in
The Kentuckiana Alumnae Chap- ter presented "Thick and Thin" awards to its members who have been involved with the group the longest, reports Debbie Wisner Bunger. Zenet Schisslet, Alice Martindale, Natalie Scharre, and Fran Guenther received the awards at Founders' Day.
Other chapter events have included an officer training workshop and a trip to State Day at Thomas More College. Members have begun selling licensed Ken- tucky Derby merchandise as a fund raiser.
The Long Beach Alumnae and Lambda Beta Chapters presented their second annual hypnotist/com- edy show last March, reports Jane Ledgewood. Comedian Barry Thompson and hypnotist Bruce McDonald were featured. Many members of the audience volun- teered to be hypnotized, which resulted in almost everyone in the audience knowing someone on stage. The evening brought in $500 for arthritis research and additional proceeds which will be used for two scholarships for collegians.
International President Barbara Hunt was the speaker at the Mem- phis Area Alumnae Chapter's Founders' Day luncheon last
January, reports Gail Cook Akey. Collegians from the Kappa Omicron and Nu Beta Chapters attended. Terry Quick, Bettie Nettleton, and Margaret Sorrells were honored as 50 year members.
In March, chapter members host- ed a pot luck for area seniors to wel- come them to alumnae status.
Hammond Area Alumna Dina D'Geralamo greets National Arth- ritis Foundation Poster Child Erica Martin.
Other events were a family day at Audubon Park and a swim party with spouses or dates. The chapter has doubled its membership this year.
The Milwaukee Alumnae Chap- ter celebrated Founders' Day at the U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni House with the Phi Delta Chapter in
January, reports Patricia Sell Shaw. Lynne Radtke Ferger hosted the February meeting where members made floral arrangements for a local hospital. Cathy Guthrie Benjamin hosted an English tea in March and showed slides taken when she lived in England. Vicki McSorley Kry- stowiak hosted a "wrap up meeting" and box supper in May.
Members of the Minneapolis Alumnae Chapter attended the an- nual Twin Cities Alumnae Panhel- lenic benefit luncheon and donated a door prize, reports Wilma Smith Leland. Each year an alumna is ho- nored by each of the Panhellenic groups, and Joan Kees Wigginton, chairman of Tau Chapter's corpora- tion board, was AOII's honoree. The honorees were models for the fashion show at the luncheon. Tau seniors were welcomed into the alumnae group in May at Marilyn Haugen's home.
Ventura alumnae, from left, Paulette Surzial, Candy Driscoll and Dorothy Robinson, with the "Van Man" truck.
Alumnae Chapter News...
The Murfreesboro Alumnae Chapter celebrated Founders' Day in January with Melanie Doyle, AOII Public Relations Coordinator, as spe- cial guest, reports Cindi Jernigan. Other activities have included a bowling party and a cookie and recipe exchange at Sydney Kim- brough's home.
The Nashville Alumnae Chapter sold survival baskets to parents to raise money for furniture and im- provements at the Nu Omicron chapter house. The baskets, filled with goodies, were distributed to collegians during exam week. Other chapter activities included assisting the Nu Omicron Chapter (Vander- bilt U.) during January rush and honoring the 38 pledges at a Febru- ary reception at Dottie Leek's home. Career Night in March was followed by senior installation in April.
Holly Thibault reports that the Omaha Alumnae Chapter listened to a recording of Stella George Stern Perry at its Founders' Day dinner. Alumnae who have been an AOII for 50 years or more were recognized, and Ann Pierson was honored as the outstanding alumna.
Spring activities included an evening of bingo at a local nursing home. The chapter helped with decorations for the RegionVII Leadership Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Piedmont North Carolina Alumnae Chapter had a busy, fun filled spring, reports Lisa Tolliver. March included a dinner meeting and a Saturday luncheon with the Triangle Alumnae Chapter. Other activities included a dinner and officer installation in May and the fourth annual couples cookout in
Mary Leigh Blek reports that the Southern Orange County Alumnae Chapter met its four goals for the year. Chapter members reviewed and updated the by-laws, increased the chapter membership to over 40, improved relations with collegians,
and donated personal articles to the local women's shelter. The chapter's annual Christmas Boutique raised $3,500 for arthritis research. Shirley Fritzler was chairman.
Members wore some unusual fashions to the "California Black Tie" party. Doriel Parkinson wore white cotton shorts with a gold beaded top and P.J. Bedgood combined a strapless party dress with a sweatshirt. Marion Wain- wright wore a skunk coat.
The Tampa Bay Alumnae Chap- ter has had a busy year which has in- cluded a "Longbarger Basket" fund raising party and a "Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It" auction, reports Valerie Whorton. Founders' Day was celebrated with the Greater Pinellas Alumnae Chapter and collegians from St. Leo College and the U. of South Florida. Spring events includ- ed a barbecue with Gamma Theta, a Kentucky Derby party and a family pool party.
The Terre Haute Alumnae Group celebrated valentines day with brunch at a local restaurant, reports Carol Wetherell. At this brunch, Dan Parker received the Founders' Day honor card and Rita Parker received a Certificate of Honor.
The March meeting was held at Mama Mia's Italian restaurant and officers were elected. Other activities included the installation of officers in April, a reception for Kappa Alpha's spring pledge class, and the annual cookout in May.
The Tri State Alumnae Chapter held several successful fund raisers this year under the leadership of
Janie Mengon Bernhardt, vice president in charge of projects. A "yummy auction" raised $280, and a raffle of dinner gift certificates from local restaurants brought in $580. The money was used for philanthrophy.
Another fun project was making "survival kits" for Chi Lambda (U. of Evansville) seniors. Members sewed and filled "ditty bags" with items such as AOII scratch pads and
Elizabeth Elgin, left, the shortest member of the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter, looks up to Barbara Babioni Lasley, the tallest chapter member.
personal notes to each senior from an alumna, reports Rita M. Mengon.
The Vancouver Alumnae Chapter had a busy year with a charity tea, a fashion show, and a Founders' Day celebration. Elaine Peterson or- ganized the fashion show which raised money for arthritis research, and she was honored for this out- standing work on Founders' Day. That celebration was attended by several AOII mothers, daughters, aunts, and nieces, part of the chap- ter's proud tradition of legacies.
The Ventura County Alumnae Chapter presented a Certificate, of Honor to Dodie Linn at the Southern California Founders' Day luncheon in February, reports Joan Necker-man. An AOII for 62 years, Dodie served over 20 years on the Diamond Jubilee Foundation Board. She was a charter member of both the Ventura and San Fernando Valley alum-nae chapters.
Other chapter activities have in- cluded a program on fine jewelry making by May Brown and a fashion sale which benefitted the chapter treasury.
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Chapter for 1988-89 and was named Most Active on Campus. Trade was a student ambassador, campus tour guide, advisement and registration leader, leadership conference mod- erator and a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society. She is from Lakeside Park, KY
Brenda is a member of Alpha Phi
Chapter at Montana State U. She has served her chapter as a member of the pledge committee and as chapter relations chairman. Brenda was given the Mary Dee Drummond Award for leadership, commitment, service, and high standards in AOH and at MSU. She was an MSU Advo- cat, Panhellenic vice president, member of Order of Omega, Mor- tar Board, SPURS, and Outstanding College Students of America. She is an elementary education major from Great Falls, MT.
Sally is a member of Gamma Sig-
ma Chapter at Georgia State U . She has served as philanthropic chair- man, vice president/pledge educa- tor, membership education chair- man, Keeper of the Ritual, and president. She was selected by her chapter as AOII of the Year in 1989. Sally was a member of the GSU Orientation Team and served on its Executive Board. She was a member of the University Senate, Mortar Board Honor Society, and was president of Order of Omega. Sally was named in Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities and was Outstanding Student Government Senator for 1988-89. She is a public relations major from Stone Moun- tain, G A
Francis Marion Salisbury Da- vis, Lambda Sigma, was incor- rectly listed as deceased in the 50 Year Member List in the spring issue. Mrs. Davis lives in Sylvester, GA. To Dragma regrets the error.
Members of the Augusta Area Alumnae Chapter are pictured at the chapter installation.
New alumnae chapter installed in Augusta, GA
Alpha Omicron Pi sisterhood among collegians and alumnae was celebrated at the installation of the Augusta Area Alumnae Chapter on March 4, 1990 in Augusta, Georgia.
Lambda Sigma Chapter (U. of Georgia) provided the installation equipment for the ceremony. The alumnae enjoyed the Ritual which brought back many memories of their college years. The collegians enjoyed being with the alumnae and the experience showed them that AOII sisterhood really is "forever."
Dot Williams, Region III Public
Relations Officer, acted as the installing officer. She brought meaning to the ceremony and inspi- ration to the new alumnae chapter of 18 members.
The members of the Augusta Area Alumnae Chapter appreciate all the greetings they received from their sisters across the country, and they are eager to again be active in AOII.
Contributed by Patricia Holzschuh, Lambda Sigma (U. of Georgia)
' 'Ethics'' is newest Keystones workshop...
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The workshop of Sexually Trans- mitted Diseases is an example of how Keystones continues to be the Fraternity's vehicle for addressing the sensitive issues which are part of reality for today's women. The two components of this work-shop deal with (1) the issue of values clarification in which members explore their own individual value structure, and (2) information on the different types of sexually trans- mitted diseases and safe sex.
Mary Anna Glenday, Lambda Iota (U. of California, San Diego), is currently a doctoral student in Social Psychology at the University of Houston. She has a Master of Public Health degree from the U. of Texas School of Public Health where she specialized in the study of disease control. Mary Anna is the author of "Sex/Disease: What every woman needs to know. . ." which was featured in ToDragma in the winter 1989 issue.
Collegiate Chapter News
Kim Mazenko represented AOII as rush counselors.
Sally Davis, chapter historian, reviewed 20 years of Phi Beta's minutes and compiled a complete chapter history.
ThePiDeltaChapterattheU.of Maryland initiated 33 pledges, reports Robin Mohlhenrich. Pi Del- tas sponsored successful blood drives on campus in February and March.
Chapter President Melissa Smith was honored on television during half time of a Maryland basketball game as a scholar-athlete attaining a
Robin Lee Coutant, Delta Chi (U. of Delaware), represented Dela- ware in last year's Miss America Pageant.
The Nu Delta Chapter at Cani- sius College began a new tradition this year, faculty appreciation day, reports Lisa Tollini. The tradition began last November with a morning baked goods party for the faculty. In March, a formal after- noon reception was held in honor of the faculty. These events allowed the sisters of Nu Delta to thank the faculty and to shed a more positive light on the Greek system.
The Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Penn State U. has won the Panhellenic Council's "Most Outstanding Chapter" award for the sixth time in seven years, reports Shara Grossman. Chapter members, with the help of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, raised more than $24,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund by dancing 48 hours straight in the Dance-A-Thon.
Sisters inducted into honor socie- ties include: Amy Nadley, Casey Duda, Diane Gardiner, Lori Gold, Deanna Snyder, Leslie Holmer, Mar- garet Preston, and Heather Kinkaid.
The Phi Beta Chapter at East Stroudsburg State U . gained 17 pledges after spring rush, reports Susan Wright. Joanne Weber was rush chairman. Kelly McShea and
4.0 GPA. Melissa has a full athletic scholarship for tennis. Three scho- larships awarded to Pi Deltas are: Renee Lagarde, winner of the Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship, and Kimberly Burton and Robin Mohlhenrich, winners of the Wendy Lou Stark Memorial Scholarship.
The Delta Delta Chapter at Au- burn U . won first place in the bian- nual "Step Sing" competition, reports Vicki Rinks. The chapter also won the award for the best costumes. Stacey McCord and Tammy Austin placed in the top ten in the Miss Auburn U. Pageant. Julie Stone was chosen to be an official university hostess. Tiffany Tallman was inducted into Beta Alpha Psi honorary and Lisa Henderson was chosen as Panhellenic rush assistant. Meredith Buckelew, Julie Smith, Cathy Grist, Tiffany Tallman, and Meg Burnett were chosen as rush counselors for next year.
Gamma Alpha Chapter at George Mason U. was honored to have In- ternational President Barbara Hunt at its Founders' Day celebration in December, reports Kimberly Mega.
Chapter members have partici- pated in various philanthropic activities including the campus Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the American Heart Association, a Phone-A-Thon to raise funds for the university, and a lOK race which raised over $700 for Muscular Dystrophy. The chapter held its own Walk-A-Thon in April to raise money for arthritis research.
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Chapter at Western Michigan U. learned procedures, songs, and "good old common sense" from Regional Director Becky Ziga during her visit. The chapter's fall pledge class was named most active in Junior Panhellenic, and eight more pledges were added in the winter.
Carolyn Kiraly reports that the pledge class of the Omega Upsilon Chapter at Ohio U. raised $1000 for arthritis research with a bowl-a-thon. The chapter placed second in an all Greek philanthropic project called "Family Feud."
Ellen Leaf and Marianne Whit- comb participated in a four month production of the opera "Mikado." Ellen will be performing this summer in Cortono, Italy. Lisa Catrett, a senior dance major, is competing in the NationalRoller Skating Championship.
The Omicron Pi Chapter at the U. of Michigan raised $1500 for arthritis research at its 9th annual "AOII Dance Contest," reports Lisa Fromm. The contest is traditionally one of the most popular events of Greek Week.
Following spring break, the chap- ter had a formal Sunday brunch to welcome Ann Gilchrist, Regional Vice President; Liz Coffey, Vice President/Finance; and Sandee Burns, Regional Director.
The Theta Psi Chapter at the U. of Toledo is eagerly awaiting the opening of its new house next fall, reports Amy Ribley.
Jennifer Kidd was named SOAR (Student Advising, Orientation and Registration) Student Adviser and Traci Hershberger was named SOAR Parent Adviser. Jennie Ribley, Shelley Syroney, and Lynn Medvik
The Alpha Chi Chapter at Western Kentucky U. sold "spirit
These Iota Sigmas, from left, front row, Lisa Stille, Julene Collins, and from left, back row, Kelly Trumpinski, Tina Emerson, and Deb Koch, were members of the Iowa State Pom Squad for 1989-90.
winter rush. The chapter held its an- nual "AOII Athletes for Arthritis" in March. Fraternity men from Georgia State and Georgia Tech participated. Sherri Enix and Janet Lundy organized the event.
that the chapter also placed first in Division B of "IU Sing." The chapter also won the blood drive competition by having the most donors and volunteers.
Cindy Bergsma, scholarship chairman, devised a "smart cookie" award—a cookie which goes to the sister who has achieved her goals for the month.
Kappa Alpha Chapter at Indiana State U . held a "Rosebowl" fund raiser, reports Dana Hasler. The event consisted of a bowl-a-thon comprised of teams from campus fraternities. The money raised was donated to the Arthritis Founda- tion. Christine Cash, philanthropic chairman, organized the event.
The Alpha Psi Chapter at BowlingGreenStateU.isproudof recently acquiring a house, reports Carolyn S. Aldrich.
Another high point of the spring semester was the chapter's fund rais- er, the "AOII Classic," a putt-putt tournament with all of the "holes" constructed by members. Initiation of the chapter's first pledge class was also a special event.
Beta Phi Chapter at Indiana U. won first place in "Greekfest" and first place in the "Spirit of Sports All Nighter," which benefitted Special Olympics. Barbara Gangwer reports
Kappa Kappa Chapter at Ball
State U. initiated 23 pledges in Janu-
ary, reports Connie L. Gase. The
chapter won first place in the variety
show during Greek Week. The chap-
ter was also recognized for its out-
standing philanthropic event—the
basketball marathon which raised
over $6500 last year for arthritis V research. In March the 1990 Basket-
ball Marathon raised over $8000 for
arthritis research. Michelle Zeis was
JoDee Lewandowski reports that the members of the Kappa Rho
were chosen to be campus tour guides. Gayle Bruno and Renee Medvik were selected for Order of Omega.
towels" at all home basketball games to raise money for arthritis research, reports Amy Bristol. Chapter member Mary Taylor is a
junior forward and starter for the "Lady Toppers." Wendy Eckerle has received several track awards, and Meghan Kelly is a three year starter for the women's varisty volleyball team. Paula Benson is on the uni- versity equestrian team.
The Alpha Chis received four awards at a recent academic ban- quet honoring Greeks with a GPA of 3.0 and higher. Stephanie Thomp- son received the award for the
junior sorority woman with the highest cumulative GPA.
The Delta Omega Chapter at Murray State U . began 1990 with its annual Red Rose Ball, initiation and officer elections, reports Mary Graham.Atthe end ofJanuary, Del- ta Omega initiated 36 pledges and its associate member Dana Manley.
Heidi Holman is director of the Miss MSU Pageant. Mary Graham is the new systems manager of the "Shield" Yearbook. Heidi, Michelle Young, Christy Roberson, and Lori Payne were inducted into Order of Omega.
Epsilon Omega Chapter at Eas- tern Kentucky U . initiated 15 women and gained ten new pledges during spring semester, reports Angela Spaulding.
The chapter held a "Fraternity Feud" fund raiser to benefit arth- ritis research. Suellen Alexander was chairman. Other fund raising events have included selling candy bars, mugs and "Hunt a Bunch of Junk Nite." Chapter members enjoyed a visit from Chapter Consultant Laurie Arnold.
Kappa Omicron Chapter at Rhodes College initiated 27 pledges in January, reports Katherine Galiger. International President Bar- bara Hunt and Region V Director Malinda Sharp were special guests for initiation and the chapter's Founders' Day banquet.
In February chapter members raised over $1,000 in a campus wide benefit for Kim Millsaps, who was seriously hurt in a car accident last October.
Valerie Weeks, Courtney Ward, and Johanna Kahalley were induct- ed into Mortar Board. Courtney, Jo- hanna and Stacy DeZutter were
inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa. Valerie, Kim Groat, and Monica Allie were inducted into Order of Omega.
Nu Omicrons at Vanderbilt U. celebrated inspiration week with the initiation of 37 pledges in March.
Individual honors include the awarding of a full scholarship to Vanderbilt Medical School to Julie Zimmer, a past chapter president. Katie Walsh, Diane Duff, and Mary McDonald were chosen summer orientation leaders. Meaghen Coop- er was elected president of the Inter- Resident Hall Association. Meera Ballal, Melanie Overby, and Valerie Key were elected class represent- atives to the Student Government Association.
Omicron Chapter at the U.of Tennessee-Knoxville helped host the Southeastern Panhellenic Con- ference in February, reports Rhonda Carroll. The chapter's new dormitory floor for next fall will be home for 65 AOIIs. Six chapter members were elected Student Government Senators, and Paige Lowe was selected Student Orientation Assistant. Chapter members enjoyed a visit from Laurie Arnold, Chapter Consultant.
Rho Omicron Chapter at Middle Tennessee State U. initiated 25
Elizabeth Tanner, Omicron (U. of Tennessee, Knoxville), was chosen Miss Congeniality at the 1990 Cher- ry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth is now affiliated with Tau Omicron (U. of Tennes- see, Martin).
women this past semester, reports Kathie Gentry.
The chapter's annual Rock-A- Thon for arthritis research raised $350, and a bake sale raised $65 for philanthropy. Tiffany McClintock was selected second runner up in the Miss MTSU Pageant.
Tau Omega Chapter at Transylva- nia U. began the semester with initi- ation in January, reports Cathy Stavros. Mary Jane Sharp, Regional Director, visited during Greek Week in February.
Twenty-five chapter members made the honor roll, and seven of these achieved a 4.0 GPA. Five Tau Omegas are in Order of Omega: Leah Payne, Dawn Smith, Allison Melton, Cynthia Ganote, and
Joanne Sansone. Jill Stratton is the new Panhellenic Rush Chairman, and Mary Taylor is a new Rho Chi.
The Gamma Delta Chapter at the U. of South Alabama helped welcome sorority women from across the state at the Alabama State Panhellenic Workshop, reports Sharon Gough. Donna Hayden was director of the workshop, and Linda Duke, Stacy Krieger, Sharon Bowman, and Jennifer Reynolds served as committee chairmen.
Jan Massey was first runner up in the Miss U. of South Alabama Pageant and second runner up for homecoming queen. Gamma Delta donated $150 to the multihandi- capped class at a local school.
Gamma Omicron Chapter at the U. of Florida raised $1200 for arthri- tis research at its second annual "Sound Off," reports Alisa J. Phillips. The event paired 13 fraternities and sororities to perform musical versions of famous
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From Our Readers:
Sex article-offensive," "well done"
To the editor:
How the Sisterhood of AOII
has fallen, when the lead article in To Dragma (winter 1989) is "Sex/Disease: What every woman needs to know." All the disgusting details of the various diseases were paraded across the pages as if we are all prostitutes or hopping from bed to bed, and dying for the latest symptoms.
Since we are not, I found the arti- cle offensive and out of place in our magazine.
Sigma (U. of California-
To the editor:
Our Tri Delta Executive Board
feels that the article, "Sex/Disease: What every woman needs to know..." by Mary Anna Glenday, contains information of vital interest to all women and particularly our collegians. We would like permis- sion to reproduce the article so it may be inserted in the registration packets of our June 1990 conven- tion delegates (about 600 copies).
Mary Anna Glenday is to be com- plimented on her ability to present a complicated and frightening subject in a factual and easy to read manner. I thought the secton on AIDS was particularly well done. The collegians, especially, are bombarded with a lot of misinfor- mation, and this straight-forward article should be well received. It is our hope that if we share the article, it will be used as an educational tool in each chapter.
Mention would be made that the article was reproduced from the winter 1989 edition of To Dragma of Alpha Omicron Pi. We look forward to hearing from you.
Normita Ellis Error Membership Director Delta Delta Delta
pin was from 1969 and the name AndreaJ. Verso was engraved on the back. Convinced that no AOII sister would sell her pin, Wendy bought it and began her investigation.
Anne Zipp, Wendy's chapter ad- viser, told her to contact Interna- tional Headquarters. She learned that there was no current address in their records for Andrea, but that she had a sister from Atlanta who was also an AOII. Wendy took that phone number and called me.
Wendy was correct—no sister had sold her pin! Andrea's apartment had been robbed ten years ago and her AOII pin was among the jewelry stolen. I arranged to meet with Wendy. All I knew was where to meet her and that she would be in yellow!
When I arrived at the meeting place, I saw a pretty young woman in yellow wearing an AOII pin. I thanked her and gave her the money she had spent to rescue Andrea's pin.
I wanted to give Andrea the pin for her birthday in June, but I couldn't wait. I teased her unmercifully about knowing a secret and asked her to come over.
When she arrived she saw ar- ranged on a table a red rose, my rose candle holder, and a red and white package. I lit the candle, hummed a sorority song and asked her to open the box.
She cried when she realized it was her pin returned to her after ten years. I am glad that Wendy and I could make her so happy.
I wanted to share this story with To Dragma readers and to publicly thank Wendy Cochran. This story illustrates what our sorority was
founded on—loving and caring for AOII sisters everywhere. Thank you again, W endy!
Donna Verso Rinaldi Alpha Pi (Florida State U.)
To the editor:
I was employed as a house
mother at an Alpha Chi Omega house (U. of Pacific) a few years ago. I was struck by the differences and similarities of sorority life then (1945-48) and now. Some changes
are for the better, of course, but one practice that seems to be consistent in all Greek houses today, I find destructive and contrary to what I feel the Greek system should stand for.
I am presently employed at a fabric store in downtown San Luis Obispo, a small college town in central costal California. I work with sorority girls from Cal Poly, and in my job, I meet many more. I talk to my customers and fellow employees.
All these experiences have brought home to me the emphasis on financial affluence. Lots of girls who work and even totally support themselves are able to pledge a sorority. That's great. My objection is to the necessity of a "big sister" to have to be willing to spend hun- dreds of dollars on her "little sister" during a year.
When I was at the U. of Pacific, I wondered why so many outstanding members of Alpha Chi Omega were not the ones to be the big sisters— the guiding lights for new members. After talking to the many Greeks who came into the store to buy items for shirts, pillows, etc., for big and little sisters, I know it is because the girls who have litde sisters are the ones who can afford them. One delightful Sigma Kappa told me she spent about $300 a year on gifts. She her-self decried the system, saying, "We are pricing our houses out of the reach of a lot of good girls by this sort of thing."
What a shame that in this time of striving forward for women, the one- to-one leadership in a house is based on materialism rather than ability, loyalty, and interest. In the olden days, your relationships were built on respect, love, and fraternity, not bunnies and pillows. The energy and cash spent on gifts would be better utilized on house activities for the whole group, both social and service.
Well, now that I have this off my chest, I must say that I am proud to be an alumna of a sorority that has a chapter like the one at Cal Poly State U.-San Luis Obispo (Chi Psi). They're great.
Pi Delta (U.of Maryland)
To the editor:
Last February W endy
Cochran, an AOII from Georgia State U. in Atlanta phoned me with an amazing story. She had spotted an AOII pin in a pawn shop near campus. The
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THE DECADE OF ENDOWMENT
Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation launched the Decade of Endowment campaign in 1987 to increase the size and impact of our Endowment. During this ten-year program, the Foundation plans to increase our Endowment to $1 million.
The Endowment Fund is the newest of the four funds under the umbrella of the Foundation. Gifts to the Endowment Fund are invested and only the interest from the investment may be expended.
Uses of the interest from the Endowment Fund may include:
• training workshops for Alumnae Chapter Presidents, Chapter Advisers, Regional and Interna-
• grants for training programs, Leadership Conferences, and Convention seminars • resource library of books and videotapes
The Foundation looks to AOII sisters for the support that will ensure the growth of the Endowment Fund. Alumnae and Collegiate chapters contribute annually to the Endowment Fund to show their commitment to AOII's future.
As we enter our tenth decade, our Decade of Endowment, let us celebrate sisterhood and share the joy and pride of launching Alpha Omicron Pi's second century with an Endowment Fund which will ensure the growth and excellence of Alpha Omicron Pi's future. The Foundation hopes that you will take a few minutes to complete the pledge card below, clip it out and return to:
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Donations, gifts and bequests to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.
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Individual honors include: Lannie Anagnos, Lynne Herman, and Barbara Rose, Order of Omega; and Lannie, Lynne, and Brenda Mitchell, Omicron Delta Kappa. Saidy Barinaga has been selected for Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Nu Beta Chapter at the U. of Mis- sissippi had a busy spring semester, reports Missy Lavendar. Activities in- cluded rush workshops, initiation, a "hearty" crush party, and a spring formal.
Members recently inducted into honoraries include: Jean Chambers, Claudia Gurley, Kristi Hanor, Renee
Johnson, Mandy Martin, Fara Shook, and Susan Tutor.
Sigma Delta Chapter at Hunting- don College initiated 24 women in January. The chapter has the top GPA on campus, a 3.15. Four chap- ter members were elected to the Student Government Association, and Laura Parrott was re-elected SGA president. Barbara Rodkey, Allyce Sikes, Carol Fields, Amy Beard, Monica Sims, and Brenda Brill were selected for Tri Sigma, an honorary based on scholarship,
service, and activities.
Zeta Pi Chapter at the U.of Alabama at Birmingham held its second annual "AOII Queen" contest in February, reports Heather Goulet. The event, which consisted of fraternity guys dressing up as girls and presenting a talent show, raised $400 for philanthrophy. Kelly Mitchell, philanthropic chair- man, organized the event.
U. had 220 entries in the third annual "Run for the Roses" last October, reports Beth Reinig. The event raised $2,000 for arthritis research.
Members of the Phi Sigma Chap- ter at Kearney State College helped with weekday arthritis swimming classes for the elderly during spring semester. Philanthropic chairmen Lisa Morhman and Lisa Childress organized a food basket auction. Members made baskets of goodies which were anonymously auctioned at fraternity houses. Denise Trumler and Angie Nienkamp were chosen for two of the seven positions on the college summer orientation staff.
Zeta Chapter at the U. of Nebras- ka initiated 28 women, reports Wendy Nielsen. Of the newly initiated members, five received a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester.
Krista Langemeier, Kim deSt- wolinski, and Lauri Gengenbach have been selected as University Am- bassadors. Wendy Nielsen, Amy Ar- mitage, Beth Rickertsen, Gina Mickells were elected to various posts during student government elections. Becky Wulf received a presidential fellowship to the U . of Hanover in Germany.
Lambda Tau Chapter at Northeast Louisiana U. celebrated its 32nd birthday on March 1, reports Anna M. Guerra.
Four members were elected to the Student Government Associa- tion: Anna Guerra, Lynnel Bates, Becky Stokes, and Renee Lee. Renee, Marsha Hossley, and Margaret Hossley are in "Indian Scout" (hostesses). Members enjoyed a visit from Amy Bordewish, Chapter Consultant.
Pi Chapter at Tulane U. began the semester with eight new pledges, reports Kristine Hummer. Spring highlights included a "senior off," a welcome tea during Parents' Week- end, and a New Orleans style formal and dinner held in an old jazz club. Philanthropic events included a raffle day and an Easter egg hunt for local children with arthritis. The
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These four members of Tau Omega Chapter, (TransylvaniaU.), were inducted into Order of Omega. From left are Allison Melton, Cynthia Ganote, Leah Payne and Joanne Sansone.
Nancy Dunbar, left, 88 homecoming queen, is pictured with, (center), Shanna Coffman, 89 queen, and Lisa Dunn, 83 queen. All are initiates of Sigma Phi Chapter (California State U.-Northridge).
Collegiate News. . .
chapter leads in the number of volunteer hours contributed to Tulane's community service organ- ization, CACTUS.
the United Way by participating in
Greek Week. Chapter members en- joyed a visit from Chapter Consul-
tant Laura Culpepper.
Kristy Lee Manchul reports that
the Kappa Lambda Chapter had one of the best scholastic averages in the Greek system at the U.of Calgary. Michele Green, scholarship chairman, developed new study incentive programs, and Grace Hwang helped by maintaining her 4.0 GPA. Alison Roney, past chapter president, performed in the university's major dance production of "Main-stage." Chapter members enjoyed Chapter Consultant Laura Culpepper's visit during "AOPride W eek."
Upsilon Chapter at the U. of Washington pledged twelve women last winter, reports Jovelyn Agbalog. Chapter members donated time and canned food to Northwest Harvest Food Banks. Jennifer Larsen was named Greek Week judge chair- man. Jovelyn Agbalog was appointed to the Panhellenic/IFC joint judicial committee. Beth Cummings, who was accepted into an international training program, will be studying in Kyoto, Japan.
Christina Price reports that the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Washington State U. is proud of Donna Johnson, who was chosen "Greek Woman of the Year." Philanthropic activities have included the chapter's annual Rosebowl Bowling Tournament to benefit arthritis research, being in charge of an arthritis booth at the Washington State Centennial Car- nival, and helping raise money for
The Chi Psi Chapter at Cal Poly State U.-San Luis Obispo raised ap- proximately $2,000 for Arthritis Research Grants with its annual "Mr. Fraternity" contest, reports Sheryl Young. Representatives from 15 fraternities were judged on personality, talent, and community and fraternity involvement. The grand prize winner, Dino Giaco- mozzi from Alpha Gamma Rho, received a CD player. Three major sponsors and 29 local businesses were involved in the event which was attended by 650 people.
Another highlight of the spring semester was the initiation of 36 pledges in February.
Delta Sigma Chapter at San Jose State U . had a successful informal rush, reaching quota of eleven, reports Gina Donofrio. Chapter members are continuing to work in the community "Loaves and Fishes Program," which serves food to needy people. The three year anniversary of Delta Sigma's recolonization was recently cele- brated.
Lambda Iota Chapter at the U. of California, San Diego welcomed Mary Enwall, Regional Director, in
January, reports Michelle Merwitzer. Her visit began Inspiration Week which culminated in the initiation of 19 women. Alumnae were honored at a restaurant dinner in San Diego to thank them for their time and sup-port. Philanthropic events included raising money for arthritis research by doing inventory at a local department store and by selling balloons on Valentine's Day.
Elizabeth Lawson was elected Panhellenic president.
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There are 247 dues-paying alum- nae Panhellenics.
Nearly 400 scholarships were awarded by alumnae Panhellenics in the past year, totaling almost $175,000.
Seventeen new alumnae Panhel- lenics have been organized during the biennium.
Project Future worked on long range planning and developed many resolutions for the delegates to consider.
Interest in women's fraternities has grown during the biennium with 69 extension opportunities. Twenty of these were from campuses which had no chapters of NPC fraternities.
The Resolutions Committee pre- sented over 40 resolutions, a record number. These included new recom- mendations regarding quota/total, a permanent position of archivist, the development of official NPC jewelry, the incorporation of NPC, the estab- lishment of a Long Range Planning Committee, the adoption of a Rush- ees' Bill of Rights, the adoption of a Public Relations Plan, the reaffirma- tion of NPC as a single sex organiza- tion, plus a variety of resolutions strongly supporting issues of critical concern including academic excel- lence, ethics and values, integrity, campus safety, and diversity.
The following gifts were received: $20,000 from Kappa Delta in honor of Minnie Mae Prescott for public relations; $20,000 from Kappa Kappa Gamma for an annual scholarship for a Panhellenic adviser, an endowment from Sigma Kappa in honor of Betty Merman to fund an annual presenta- tion at the Western Regional Greek Conference; and $25,000 from Zeta Tau Alpha for five $1,000 scholar- ships for the next five years to be given in honor of outstanding col- lege Panhellenics, with the grants going to the general scholarship fund of the universities of the re- spective Panhellenics. Delta Zeta will offer $1,000 honorariums for the Outstanding Faculty Person of the Year in connection with the NPC pro- gram of Faculty Appreciation Month.
The following vendors were thanked for their contributions: University Publishing for under- writing the cost of the program;
Maury Boyd and Associates for donating $1,000 toward the expense of the printed minutes; J.O. Pollack and Company for an evening out; Burr, Patterson and Auld Co. for the certificates of service given to each member of the 26 delegations; and L.G. Balfour and Company for the engraved business card cases provided as banquet favors.
The Spirit Committee gave dele- gates t-shirts with the slogan "Great Women Go Greek" and bags filled with treats.
The Conference enjoyed the banners representing each member fraternity and the updated edition of the NPC Historical Review provided by Phi Sigma Sigma.
The five business meetings included over 30 reports from com- m ittees or representatives and over 40 resolutions requiring a vote.
Other Conference activities in- cluded a memorial service conduct- ed by Mary Ruth Ferris, Chi Omega, with music by the NPC choir, and a talk by Dr. Margaret Mohrman, Phi Mu, one of the 1989 Balfour Distin- guished Lecturers on "Health and Congruence: Living Up to Our Legacy."
The alumnae Panhellenics lun- cheon was attended by local Panhel- lenics from Arizona State U., Phoe- nix, and Salt River. The following alumnae Panhellenics received Awards of Commendation: Pittsburg, PA; Wilmington, DE;Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; Cincinnati, Dayton, and Youngstown, O H ; St. Louis, MO; Rogers, AR; Clear Lake, Piano, Dallas, and Arlington, TX; Tulsa, OK; Denver, CO; Phoenix, and Yuma, AZ; Overtake, and Tacoma-Pierce, WA.
Social gatherings included the opening reception/dinner hosted by Alpha Epsilon Phi; a luncheon honoring Minnie Mae Prescott hosted by Kappa Delta; a "Wear Your Letters" ice cream social by Delta Gamma in honor of Barbara Laederach; and a chocolate fondue reception by Alpha Gamma Delta honoring Myra Foxworth. Kathie Nye was honored at a reception given by Delta Delta Delta, and Sigma Delta Tau provided each delegation with breakfast in bed in honor of Harriet Rodenberg and Mimi Grant. The pre-banquet reception was hosted by
Delta Phi Epsilon.
The incoming Executive Com-
mittee was installed at the close of the last business meeting. They are: Louise Kier, Phi Sigma Sigma, chair- man; Harriett Macht, Delta Phi Epsi- lon, secretary; and Harriet Roden- berg, Sigma Delta Tau, treasurer.
The 51st Biennial Session ended with the Awards Banquet with Beth Saul acting as mistress of ceremo- nies. Brief welcoming remarks were made by Pat Brown, President of the National Interfraternity Conference, Bridget Guernsey, President of the Association of Fraternity Advisers, Sidney Dunn, President-Elect of the Fraternity Executives Association, and Kris Riske, President-Elect of the College FraternityEditorsAssocia- tion.
The NPC Award, recognizing over- all excellence, went to the following winners on campuses with more than 10 chapters: 1st place, Pennsylvania State U.; 2nd place, U. of California at Santa Barbara; and 3rd place, U . of Arizona. Winners on campuses with 6-10 chapters were: 1st place, Colo- rado State U.; 2nd place, U. of Colorado; and 3rd place, Clarion U . of Pennsylvania. The Fraternity Month Award for constructive public relations programming was won by Auburn U., with Western Kentucky U. in 2nd place and the U. of Wash- ington in 3rd place. The winners of the College Panhellenics Committee Award, recognizing rush excellence, were San Diego State U., 1st place; Florida State U., 2nd place; and the U. of Alabama and Michigan State U., tied for 3rd place.
The NPC Progress Award, recog- nizing Panhellenic improvement, was won by Cornell U . in the category of campuses with more than 10 chapters and the U. of North Texas in the category of campuses with 6-10 chap- ters. The NPC Scholarship Award, recognizing excellence in scholarship programming and high academic standards, went to Pennsylvania State U. for campuses with more than 10 chapters, the U . of South Carolina for campuses with 6-10 chapters, and Birmingham-Southern College for campuses with 2-5 chapters. The award for outstanding Greek adviser went to Carol Thompson of the U. of Arizona.
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AOII representatives at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference are pictured at the meeting at the U . of Tennessee, Knoxville. International representatives were (far left), June Bogle, N P C Second Alternate, and (far right), Elaine Kennedy, Regional Vice President of Region V.
Name and/or Address Change
Send to Aon International Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027 (please print)
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POSTMASTER—Please send notice of undeliverable copies on Form 3579 to Alpha Omicron Pi, 9025 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027.
Second Class Postage Paid at Brent- wood, Tennessee and additional mail- ing offices.