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F R O M T H E PRESIDENT'S DESK:

"Will A O n rust in the weather?"

Recently, I attended the M I F C A - M A P C A Greek Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Approximately 1400 members of the Greek world - Interfraternity Council and Panhel
lenic Council representatives, Greek advisers, and national/international fraternity and
sorority representatives, listened to pertinent and challenging sessions and participated
in "pathways" associated with our areas o f involvement or special interest.

One workshop, led by Jeffrey B. Cufaude, N I C Executive Director, provided a fascinating look at our fraternal organizations
through a study in contrasts. W e were asked first to list all the assumptions we could think o f about how machines operate or
characteristics o f machines in general. Then we were asked to list all the assumptions we make about how weather operates
and about weather in general. Machine words included: exact, dependable, efficient, precise, keep running i f you take care
o f them, unresponsive to fits o f temper, etc. Weather words included: independent, uncontrollable, spontaneous, challeng-
ing, random, controlling actions and plans, happens anyway, changes quickly.

W h i c h one fits our days? Which one fits our organization?

O u r organization's truths are based on machine-like qualities. We pride ourselves on having procedures that are exact and
exactly correct. Our processes are dependable, there are precise definitions and expectations for behavior. W e strive for effi-
ciency in the movement o f paper and projects. Certainly, we have confidence that everything will keep on running i f we take
care o f it.

However, the environment in which our chapters and members exist is filled with spontaneity, saturated daily with situations
beyond its control, constantly challenged f r o m within and without. I t is an environment that changes f r o m day to day, and
keeps on happening regardless o f forecasts.

Are we trying to fit a square peg into a round hole? Can we teach our chapters effectively when their environment is so dif-
ferent from their organizational structure? H o w should our carefully defined and controlled fraternity work in an
uncontrollable environment?

Margaret J. Wheatley in "Leadership and the New Science" states that adaptive organizations and organizations centered
around core competencies (basic principles) "avoid rigid or permanent structures and instead develop a capacity to respond
with great flexibility to external and internal changes. Expertise, tasks, teams, and projects emerge in response to a need.
When the need changes, so does the organizational structure."

We need to be flexible. We must listen to weather watches and warnings and be in tune with what's going on in our rapidly
changing environment. We must take time to communicate. Then we need to assess and reassess. Cycles must be considered
- the time o f the year and the correct method o f intervention for the situation. We must utilize our resources. Above all, we
need to be pro-active. We must have a plan and then we must have another plan.

We must empower people. Teamwork is essential. A n d we must build relationships. The power in an organization is the
capacity generated by relationships.

In "The Fifth Discipline" Peter Senge writes: "Just as personal visions are pictures or images that people carry in their heads
and hearts, so too are shared visions pictures that people throughout an organization carry. They create a sense o f commonal-
ity that permeates the organization and gives coherence to diverse activities."

Let's be sure that A O n endures the weather o f the 21st Century with the steadfastness o f common visions and the dynamic
commitment from every fact.

Reach O u t with Fraternal Love,

Mary McCammon Williams
International President

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Spring 1995

The New Structure A OIJ is Qhanging
Will... ... theres a plac

• Divide up the current for^fou!
volunteerjobs to make
them more manageable "We arefounded and constituted in a way so elastic, that while holding fast to all essential tra-
and less demanding on a ditions, we are adjustable to changes and modern needs; and our experiences and traditions
regular basis. and purposes have had enough testing in time to make their worth an assurance rather than a
promise."
• Further develop the team
approachfor the new sup- Stella wrote these words in 1937, and they are just as valid today — maybe even more so —
port network andfor the as they were then. For the last 98 years, our essential truths and core values have never
Alumnae Advisory changed. While some other organizations have been forced to change their rituals, ours
Committees. remains exactly the same — the same words as spoken by our Founders and all 100,000+
• Provide ongoing educa- members o f A O n since 1987.
tion, training and
resources to assist volunteers Continuity is a wonderful thing, but that isn't to say that our Founders ever resisted
in performing tasks change. Stella herself has indicated that the Founders were always looking for new and
more effectively. better ways o f doing things. As she stated, they designed an organization that was adapt-
'Provide regular input and able to modern needs. A t one time those modern needs were to establish districts, the
feedback from allfacets of next to establish regions, then to redraw the regions, add additional regional officers, and
the structure. to continually redefine their roles. A l l this done in the name of change — much needed
• Offer a Volunteer Human change then and much needed change N O W .

mm As we look once again to adapting our organization to meet modern needs, one thing
stands clear. Our success depends on the involvement, support and commitment of our
Resources Committee to alumnae membership. We need you to guarantee AOn's future into the 21st Century.
evaluate applications and How? By taking your special place in AOFI.
recommend optionsfor
volunteer service to What's your special place? Well, it depends on what you're good at and where your inter-
the Fraternity. est lie. In the new structure, there's opportunity for everyone to utilize her professional
• Provide Alumnae and creative skills. For example, are you a public relations professional? Consider serving
Advisory Committees with as a philanthropic or public relations adviser to a collegiate chapter, or a programming
the authority to make network specialist. Are you a CPA or banker and sick of crunching numbers all day?
decisions equal to the Consider serving as a chapter relations adviser to a collegiate chapter. Still love the num-
responsibilities ofsupervis- bers after 5:00 p.m.? H o w about a finance or corporation network specialist, or a finan-
ing collegiate chapters. cial adviser to a collegiate chapter. Are you a nutritionist? What about writing some
BRIDGES modules on health and wellness? Are you the ultimate entertainer? There are
r The First Step as many different ways for you to share you knowledge and wisdom with the fraternity as
Begins with YOU... there are volunteers. And, with the new structure, we're making it easier to be a volunteer.

What'srthefirststep? By Leigh Perry, Coordinator ofProgramming and Training, Upsilon Lambda (Un. of Texas - San Antonio)
Complete the application and Donna Kumar, Chapter Services Coordinator, Rho Omicron (Middle Tennessee State Un.)
on the nextpage and send
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lifetime of opportunity.

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Spring 1995

A lastinganimtreapndrdietusirosiinnogn"-

The inspiration Walkway to the" Founders'
Circle was created to be a permanent
testimonial to mentors and their
achievements in AOri's first 100 years.
There is a time capsule, in the middle of
the Founders' Circle, to be dedicated and
sealed on our Centennial Founders' Day.
We invite you to purchase an engraved
brick so you, too, will be a part of our visual
history in this Centennial memorial at
international Headquarters.

What a wonderful way to donate to the
Centennial Celebration! These funds will
finance the special events of our
(rntennial year, the first complete history
of AOn, and the largest ever AOn reunion-
Centennial Convention, June 27-30, 1997,
in New York City, the birthplace of ACTI!

rill in the form and mail with your chock to Inspiration Walkway sso.oo Single Brick 4 x 8 in.= S50
AOn Headquarters today! Single Brick Double Brick 8 X 8 in.= SlOO or S2G0
Double Brick 5100.00
Ordered bv_
Chapter of initiation. Founders' Circle $200.00
Double Brick $5,000.00
At idress Founder's Plaque
City, State.Zip
Phone Total Amount $
Visa Masercard
Credit Card Acct.#_ Discover Check Make Checks Payable to:
Name on Card Aon-inspiratiot i Walkway

_Exp.Date_ Mail iorm and check to:
Alpha Omicron Pi
Yes, l would like the Centennial Celebration International Headquarters
Committee to send a card acknowledging the gift. 9025 Overlook Boulevard
Send to Brentwood. TN 3 7 0 2 7
Chapter of Initiation
Address aOsnlyyouonwe acnhtaritatcote•rs(pke'twter. onnumyobuerr,borricpku. nHclyiipahlkexnts,mpaerrki)oodrs.spmawcelroppelrMbrlonc.kcoPmomsitaiosn. or eenier your name or message exactly
Hie s y m b o l a n d Greektettersare avail-
City. State. Zip_ able. To order more than one ol either size brick, print engraving information lor each additional brick on a separate sheet ol
paper and enclose with your cades single brick ( tin have 2 10 :t lines, doubk- 4 10 5 lines with no more than 13 characters [XT
line, including spaces. Please consider your wording carefully Note: It using Greek letters lor your chapter. six-ll out tlx- greek
name In ungllsl t on the lolktwing line so ihe engraver can vertfy (I.e. for "A." spell out "Delta- on the line)

A Century of
Sisterhood...

'e invite you to 1995-1996-1997! We are only two years away f r o m our Centennial Celebration.
participate in our Thus, we feel i t is time we update our membership on our plans for our Fraternity's
Centennial planning 100th birthday celebration.
of events at both the
local and international The fourteen alumnae members o f the Centennial Celebration Committee are work-
level join us as we ing closely with the Executive Board and the Foundation Board to plan and execute
"Celebrate the Century" our International Centennial activities. They are being assisted by hundreds o f sisters
... looking back with throughout our AOn world. The committee first began its tasks in 1987. This year
affection at the events we have added ten regional coordinators to give direct assistance to our chapters as
and accomplishments they make their local plans. We have also requested that each chapter elect a
of ourfirst century and Centennial Liaison Officer to direct its Centennial planning and fund-raising. Our
lookingforward with volunteer needs will continue to grow as the Centennial approaches and the work
great anticipation to intensifies. I f you would like to help, please contact our Personnel Chairman, Mrs.
what lies ahead in Fudge Skaff, at 413-535-7092.
Alpha Omicron Pi's
second century. One of the committee's major tasks is to raise funds to cover expenses at the inter-
national level for our Centennial Celebration. We are doing this through:

•The sale o f personalized bricks in the Inspiration Walkway to the Founders' Circle,

•The annual "$1.00-Per-Member" fundraising campaign,

•The sale o f Centennial Commemoratives, and

•The revenue generated f r o m the AOn credit card.

The monies raised are financing:

•Publication of the history book,

•Special Centennial events,

•Costs unique to this Centennial Convention not covered by
the Fraternity's operating fund,

•The committee's operating costs, and

•Staff time dedicated to the Centennial.

Chairman Special Adviser, Planning Production Chairman Secretary/Research Chairman
Nancy Clark Mary Louise Roller Peg Crawford Janet Juckett
1207 W. Haven Drive P.O. Box 933
Arlington Hights, IL 60005 Mt. Dora, FL 32757 9113 S. Massasoit Avenue 2128 Lake Shore Circle
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Arlington Hights, IL 60004
Executive Board Liaison Special Adviser, History
Carol Stevenson Nancy McCain Financial Chairman Convention Site Chairman
Jo Beth Heflin Rita Hurtt
2524 Belmont Place 38775 Byriver Drive
Piano, T X 75023 Clinton Township, M I 48036 11200 Pinehurst Drive 477 Kinderkamack Road
Austin, TX 78747 Westwood, NJ 07675
Spring 1995

Celeget ready to

Inscribed bricks in the Inspiration Walkway O u r Centennial year will begin with Founders' Day celebrations being held across the
to the Founders' Circle at International U.S. and Canada the weekend o f December 8, 1996. A t that time every collegiate and
Headquarters are being sold to raise funds for alumnae chapter will present gifts to their universities or communities in honor o f our
the Centennial Celebration. Centennial. The collegiate chapters will also unveil chapter banners to be presented at
the opening birthday banquet of the Centennial Convention. The Rituals, Traditions,
and Jewelry Committee is preparing this special Founders' Day ceremony so all AOFIs
can participate i n identical celebrations on Stella Perry's birthday. That day at our
International Headquarters in Brentwood, we will have a special ceremony to fill and
seal the time capsule i n the center o f the Founders' Circle. We w i l l , o f course, video-
tape the event so all members will have an opportunity to see it during our Centennial
year. Individual chapters will also be scheduling other special Centennial events to fol-
low this "kickoff."

The highlight o f the year will be an extraordinary Centennial Convention June 27-30,
1997. A membership questionnaire, distributed five years ago, told us you wanted to
go back to our roots, to walk in the footsteps o f our Founders in New York City.
Accordingly, the magnificent Marriott Marquis in downtown Manhattan will serve as
our site for the event. This convention will be like no other in our history! It has been
shortened to a weekend to accommodate more members' schedules. A m i n i m u m o f
business and no training will be conducted. Instead, there will be chapter and class
reunions; beautiful rituals; and celebrations honoring our Founders, the thousands o f
AOris who have served our Fraternity in the first one hundred years, and the achieve-
ments o f our chapters. I n addition, an original theatrical production chronicling our
history will be performed; a session held on our Fraternity's direction and plans for its
second century; tours o f Barnard College; and other special events. I f you have never
had the opportunity to attend an A O I I Convention before, this is one you won't want

Memorial/Commemoratives Chairman Alumnae/Personnel Chairman Closed Chapter Histories/AOil Region I
June Bogle Luminaries Chairman Susan Peterson
Fudge SkafF Jeanne Crippin oE 59 Gibb Avenue
6037 Sherwood Dr. 2674 Drummond Road CD o Somers Point, NJ 08244
Nashville, T N 37215 232 Eggleston Avenue
Toledo, O H 43606 Elmhurst, IL 60126 Region II
Promotions/Fund-Raising Chairman Tracy Tucker
Joyce Strout Collegians/Oral Histories Chairman History Editor 3066 S. Buchanan Street
Audrey Hopkins Marion Clonse Arlington, VA 22206
4 Ambrose Lane 1530 86th Avenue North
Barrington, IL 60010 14548 Edgewater Lane NE St. Petersburg, FL 33702 To Dragma
Seeatde.WA 98155

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COUNTDOWN TO CENTENNIAL

ate!

to miss. We recommend you put these dates on your calendar and start planning now Walk in the footsteps of our first sisters (Alpha
so you can attend. Also, contact AOn sisters close to you and those you haven't seen chapter early photo shown above). Celebrate
for years and invite them to join you for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion i n the Big Apple. our first 100 years during the exciting 1997
Your family members will be able to participate in most events making this a perfect AOn Centennial Convention at the magnificent
family vacation. Mattiott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Our Centennial Celebration will culminate in the Fall of 1997 with a special event
planned for the National Panhellenic Conference meeting.

We will offer our membership beautiful Centennial Commemoratives beginning at
the 1995 Convention in Scottsdale. They will be available for purchase through our
1997 Centennial Convention. They are limited editions, so we recommend you order
early while your choices are still available. Pictutes o f these items and an otder f o r m
will be included in the next issue o f To Dragma.

The research is almost complete for Alpha Omicron Pi's first history book. It will be a
coffee-table quality book containing the written and pictorial histoty of out Ftaternity.
History Editor, M a t i o n Clouse, is cutrently w r i t i n g the fitst draft. International
President, Mary Williams, and other AOn artists will begin work soon on the layout
and graphics, and several Past International Presidents and AOFI journalists have
agteed to do the final editing. The book will be published in June 1996. We will begin
taking pre-orders in June 1995. Watch future issues o f To Dragma for further detail

Nancy Anderson Clark, Rho Chapter, (Northwestern Un.), Chicago Northwest Suburban
Alumnae Chapter.

Region III Region V Region VII Region IX
Monique McAdams Stephanie Sundock Theresa Jones
5268 Fairmead Circle 3500 Grayswood Avenue 1020 23rd Avenue SE Region IX Kris Rouse
Raleigh, NC 27603 Nashville, T N 37215 Mineapolis, M N 55414
Diane Reeve 1271 SW Orchard Street
Region IV Region VI Region VIII
Susan Elder Marty Harrison Susan Mele 5213-133 Silverthorn Road N W Seattle, WA 98106
6213 Cobblers Drive 1231 Lake Piedmont Circle 2038 Palmwood Drive
East Lansing, M I 48823 Apoka, FL 32703 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Calgarty, AB Region X

Spring 1995 CANADA T3B5H5 Natalie Svider

P.O. Box 804

Agoura Hills, CA 91376-08004

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The Big Picture
By Mary McCammon Williams,
Who Has the Big Picture! International President, Phi, (Un. of Kansas)

This question is often asked regarding the new structure proposed for AOFI: Who has the big picture? Three pictures are needed to complete the
big picture, the whole picture of AOIT. The first, for a collegiate chapter, is the complete picture of the chapter which is provided by the AAC for
themselves and for the specialist team that supports the chapter. The second is a picture of an alumnae or collegiate chapter provided by the special-
ist team for themselves, the network directors and the standing committee chairmen. The third, the complete picture of the Fraternity - of all the
chapters - is provided by the network directors and the standing committee chairmen for themselves and the Executive Board.

The Complete Picture of the Chapter...

Historically, strong and healthy collegiate chapters have knowledgeable, consistent support from local alumnae. The ultimate responsibility for
the successful operation of a collegiate chapter rests with the Alumnae Advisory Committee. Empowering the AAC with the responsibility for
the whole picture of the collegiate chapter and providing it with education to understand the chapters needs is a primary goal in the new struc-
ture proposal.

To understand how the AAC will be effective in assessing the whole picture of the collegiate chapter, an understanding of the concept of the AAC
team and its support system is essential. The team concept in advising best supports the goal stated in the previous paragraph. The team concept
in advising is not new. It has existed in A O I I for a number of years, its success measured. Some AACs embraced the concept, understood the
relationship between the individual advisers and the entire committee and functioned appropriately. Too many AACs, some through no fault of
their own, never adopted the team concept. Many advisers continued the "lone ranger" syndrome in advising - all the responsibility falling on
one or two alumnae, year after year. Busy advisers had and have a difficult time finding help. While collegiate chapters are expected to help in
the recruitment arena, they have mixed success, due to many reasons. Outside efforts in recruiting are at best sporadic. Some areas have few
alumnae volunteers available.

The new structure plan will put in place two very important facets. First, a department (the AAC Network) will be established, dedicated to the
recruitment and training, as well as ongoing supervision of AACs. Second, a team o f specialists (AAC, Rush, Programming, Finance and
Corporations) will be appointed, dedicated to training and support of the individual advisers on the AAC.

In the present system, the concentration of efforts has centered around direct interaction with the collegiate chapter officers and members. While
the Regional Director and regional officers (rush, finance, and public relations) have the charge to support the advisers, the bulk of the support,
generally, has been directed to the collegiate chapter itself. Collegiate membership changes very quickly and long-term optimum operations are
difficult to achieve. Many a regional officer has lamented the fact that the workshop given last year is lost to the present class.

The AAC is the stable entity within a collegiate chapter environment. As a local support system, it is in a position to have knowledge of every
aspect of the collegiate chapter. The need to have an intense system of support for the AACs, as individual advisers and as functioning teams is
primary to creating and maintaining well-educated, effective advisory committees, on-site and capable of immediate reaction to any collegiate
chapter need. The resulting AAC will have the knowledge and the confidence to define the qualifications for good health, the whole picture, for
ever-changing collegiate chapters.

The Complete Picture of the Chapter at a Distance...

The second complete picture o f the collegiate chapter and the whole picture of an alumnae chapter come from the network specialists assigned
to those chapters. Based on the evaluations of the AAC, performance reports from the collegiate chapter itself, as well as through inter-team
communication channels, the team of specialists assigned to the collegiate chapter will be able to analyze the condition of a collegiate chapter
and provide a total picture o f that chapter. Each chapter will be evaluated by a basic set of criteria, without comparison to other chapters.
Because of the nature of the network system, comparison of chapters in specified geographic areas will not occur as it does in the current
regional system. The specialist teams will have some variation in assignments due to numbers, and the tendency to compare one chapter with
another will not be possible since the five specialists in the team will not have all the same chapters.

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Secondly, the specialist team members will have direct contact with each other and interaction between the various areas will be instantaneous
and equal. The current regionally defined structure funnels most information through the Regional Director to the Regional Vice President or
to the "regional specialists" such as the finance officer, rush officer and public relations officer. In many cases the information from the RFO,
RRO and RPRO never gets fully integrated into the chapter picture until it reaches the RVR The perception of the RD as the one person hav-
ing the total picture of the chapter is often inaccurate. Matters of rush andfinance,especially, are frequently isolated with those regional spe-
cialists.

The design of the specialist team, its function within the Fraternity, and its communications patterns insure an equally balanced and total
picture of the chapter by all the members of the team.

The Alumnae Network Specialist provides the whole picture of the alumnae chapter, which is similar to the current practice with the Alumnae
Regional Directors. The Alumnae Network Specialist becomes an integral part of the specialist team working with a collegiate chapter when
she is assigned to an alumnae chapter in the same area as a collegiate chapter. The team then can address the whole picture of an area which
includes collegiate and alumnae activity.

The Complete Picture of the Fraternity...

Though the Fraternity has grown in numbers of chapters and members across the United States and Canada, the perception of distance
between chapters and members has diminished. Technological advances in mass communication and media coverage have brought east, west,
north and south closer together and the amtainment of trends within certain geographic areas, or the slow movement of trends from area to
area, no longer exists in any great measure. Fraternity leaders must quickly analyze emerging trends in the college atmosphere, the needs of
women in general and societal and governmental attitudes. In order to be effective for our membership, AOIT must be "on top" of all the hot
issues all of the time. AOTI International must have a current "big picture" of the condition of all its chapters and likewise of the condition of
the colleges and universities and their student, administrative and faculty attitudes.

This responsibility belongs to the eight women who serve on the Executive Board. While an information system exists through the volunteers
and the Headquarters Staff, the current strucrure of AOI1 does not allow a great number of leaders access to the data in a timely fashion to pro-
vide analysis and suggestions to the Executive Board. The proposed structure establishes a broader international system. All the network direc-
tors and standing committee chairmen receive complete reportsfromthe specialists, committees and other resource people. They have the
opportunity to evaluate chapters and identify needs and trends based on the complete picture of the chapters.

The present system has many women who have a complete picture of the Fraternity, but only in one area. The International Scholarship
Chairman knows the scholarship picture throughout the Fraternity, likewise the International Rush Chairman know rush throughout, but they
are not aware of each others picture. Other current standing committees are even more isolated, such as Rituals, Traditions and Jewelry -
which rarely has access to information about the whole Fraternity until general reports are published. In order for each of the standing com-
mittees to be truly effective, they must have access to documentation about how their particular portion of responsibility relates to other areas
and conditions within the chapters.

The same is true for the networks. The eight network directors will be involved in the lateral communication process and have, at any time,
information available on every aspect of all the chapters' operations.

The proposed structure establishes this relationship. A team of 17 Fraternity leaders will be involved in the appraisal and creative processes for
the needs of the Fraternity.

Finally, and a very important aspect of the new structure plan will be the support that this advisory group will give to the Executive Board.
Along with regular cxunmunication will be the opportunity for a yearly general meeting to verbalize current conditions within the fraternity
world and to address future plans. While thefinalapproval for plans continues as the responsibility of the Executive Board, the expertise and
input of the Network Directors and Standing Committee Chairmen will benefit the Fraternity gready. And in reality, 25 women, rather than 8
women will have the "big picture" of the Fraternity.

Each set of teams in the new structure - the alumnae advisory committee, the specialists, die networks and committees and the Executive Board
will be charged with the maintenance of the whole chapter, the whole Fraternity. The complete picture of each chapter and of the Fraternity
will be addressed by several groups of knowledgeable women and will expand AOITs ability to reach out to its members - to provide sisterhood
for a lifetime, promote academic excellence, enhance personal and leadership development and encourage fraternity and community service.

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Affiliate Membership

An individual's choice,

This is a story o f three A O I 1 sisters— Sally,
Jessica and Mary. Two of them met during rush at
Big State University as Freshmen. Sally, a petite
blonde, was from a very small rural community. Jessica, a basket-
ball playing redhead, was from Dallas. Although they were from very
different places, they became best friends. They were so excited when
both pledged AOIJ. They knew they would be "sisters forever." They
were part of the first New Member Class at their chapter to use BRIDGES
and both got involved right away. They loved their chapter, they loved their
sisters, and they loved AOIX As time went on they both became very active
in their chapter working on committees and being elected to chapter offices.
Then, Mary, the thitd AOFI in our story transferred to their campus from
another chapter. They met at the Student Activities office where Jessica was a
work-study. Mary had come in to get a list o f registered student organizations and
was wearing an AOFI sweatshirt. She asked i f there was an AC O chapter on cam-
pus. Jessica was so excited to meet her, that she called Sally to come escort Mary to
the AOFI house.
Sally and Mary walked to the chapter house and talked about their experiences as AOFIs.
When they got to the chapter house, Sally took Mary inside and introduced her to everyone
who was thete. When Mary said that she was transferring, they told her theyd love to have her
become a part of their chapter. Lisa, the chapter president, urged Mary to have her chapter presi-
dent fill out an Affiliation Form right away. Jane, one o f the other members, even offered to
have Mary move in with her since her roommate was graduating. Lisa said she would talk to
their Corporation and have them send Mary a housing contract as soon as she received
Marys Affiliation Form.
Mary returned to her chapter and talked with her chapter president, Alice,
about the transfer. Since no one had transferred in or out since Alice had become pres-
ident, they had to look up the procedure in the Governing Documents. Alice com-
pleted the Affiliation Form and forwarded it to Mary's new chapter. She asked Mary
to talk to the chapter before she left to help everyone understand that their sisterhood extended
beyond their own chapter.
Mary transferred to Big State University and she, Sally and Jessica became best friends.
They loved their chapter, they loved their sisters, and they loved AOFI.
Then came the hardest decision o f Sally's life — changing her major. She really wanted to
be a journalist, but the university didn't offer the necessary programs for that degree. She was
certainly going to miss her chapter and friends, but knew she was making the right decision for her
future. Besides, State University, where she had just been accepted, had an AOFI chapter also.
Her first day at State University, Sally visited with her counselor then walked to the building housing the
sorority suites. She knocked on the AOn doot, and when she didn't get an answer, she started to leave. Just
then, two women wearing AOn sweatshirts walked up to her. Sally introduced herself as a recent transfer and
the two members introduced themselves as Cindy and Beth. They invited her into the suite and showed her
around. Beth suggested she come back to the meeting that night and talk to their chapter president, Diane.
Sally did just that. Beth met her at the door and escorted her to Diane. Diane told Sally that they
would extend her social privileges so she could attend some upcoming functions, but noted she would have

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hapter's gift Chapter Affiliation
Procedures
no voice or vote in their meetings until the chapter
voted to accept her affiliation. When Sally asked for • Mentor wishing to affiliate obtains an
clarification, Diane told her that their policy for han- Affiliation Form from the chapter she is
dling transfers was to have her attend 3 meetings to leaving.
meet the members then hold a chapter vote to decide
i f they would invite her to affiliate. Sally was speech- • Meml >cr presents completed Affiliation
less. She knew the affiliation process and this wasn't Bourn to the chapter president of the chap-
right. ter with whom she wishes to affiliate.

Sally returned to her room and cried on the • 11 tl tis (I ui| )trr is above campus total, the
phone to Jessica. Jessica was really mad and wanted chapter must obtain permission from
to write or call someone about what was happening. Pan! tellenic to allow the member to affili-
Sally asked her not to, saying she didn't want to cause ate. Most Panhellenics have no trouble
trouble or she would never fit in with her new sisters. with this.

After three weeks, Sally had made every effort to • The Affiliation Form is processed and
meet the members of the chapter, attend social func- the member is placed on the chapter's roll
tions and assist with C O B . They voted to approve with all rights and | privileges of a mentor.
her membership into the chapter. As time went by, She also becomes responsible for any
she attended all the functions and tried to become as international and local dues/fees.
involved as she had been at Big State U . But no mat-
ter how hard she tried, she never seemed to be accepted. • A chapter may never vote upon a mem-
ber who wishes to affiliate with them.
One night, Jessica called and they talked about The choice^ lies with the member.
what was happening to Sally. Jessica asked her i f it
was just that she wanted her new chapter to be like • Remember, once a member has made
the one at Big State U . Sally thought about it, and the decision to affiliate, she is subject 10
told her she knew all chapters were different. She all tl te rules and regulations of AOn and
wasn't expecting her old chapter, just to be a part of her new chapter just as she was at her
the new one. It seemed the members o f the chapter I previous chapter. This includes live-in
never bothered to include her and she felt almost requirements for housing. There's no
invisible. Again, Jessica offered to talk to someone, turning back.
but Sally declined the offer saying there was no way
she would ever be accepted i f they were to do that. • When in doubt about the affiliation pro-
Sally cried herself to sleep, again, that night. cedures, contact your Chapter Adviser,
Regional Director or the Chapter Services
What Sally has experienced is unthinkable, yet (:oor< lii tator at HQ for clarification.
sometimes happens. I t is important for us all to
remember that we're A O I l s equally, regardless o f
where or when we were initiated, and we should all
be treated in the same manner. Sally was being treat-
ed like an outcast — an outsider — just because she
was initiated somewhere else. That's not whatAOFI is
about and not what our policy on affiliation states.

Affiliate members are treasured gifts. Handle
them with care. I f you have any questions about affili-
ation, contact your Chapter Adviser, Regional Director
or the Chapter Services Coordinator at Headquarters.

By Leigh Perry, Coordinator of Programming and Training,
Upsilon Lambda (Un. of Texas - San Antonio) and Donna
Kumar, Chapter Services Coordinator, Rho Omicron (Middle
Tennessee State Un.)

Spring 1995

onAonS i n easy w a y t o m a k e impact

FOUNDATION

\l\Jant to make a large gift to the AOU Foundation

but you just don't feel as though you can afford to do that now? You may want to consider

including AOT1 in your estate plans.

Through a minor change ofyourwill or a C urrently, the Second Century Society has sixty-five charter members. With
change ofheneficiaryonyourlife insurance heartfelt gratitude, the Foundation thanks all members who have included AOFI in their
policy you can leave agift to the foundation estate plans. The following is a list of Second Century Society members who made their
commitment during 1994.

thatwill male a major impact on our future. Anonymous Lots Smart Lehner
As our membetsliip graws, the need for gfc is Phyllis Hobbs Cauffiel Theta '41
greater than ever. Alpha Omiaon Pi desires to
Theta Pi '64 Wendy Anne Mayo
maintain its tradition ofexcellence by Suzanne Marie Colgan Lambda Beta '92
a>ntimuiTgtoscidx'sauxtudforiratmihy Ami Marie Orcutt
Alpha Gamma '75 Lambda Beta '92
leadership. KnovvingthattheAOFI Patricia High Conover
Foundation willrecentsignificant future gifts M a r j o r i e Palmer Passler
from members and friends, we can ensure that Phi Upsilon '70 Upsilon '46
Lori Conti
AOfl s educational and pliilanthropic Tressy Regina Ramil
endeavors will continue into the second Lambda Beta '93 Lambda Beta '92
Elaine DeFrances Ellis
century ofour existence. Nancy Shaw Shaheen
Alpha Omicron '66 Alpha Omicron '67
ThosewhochoosetoiemernberAOn in Melissa Kaye Hammel
their estate pbns become members ofthe Sandra Homfray Temple
Nu Omicron '84 Kappa Phi '59
SeoDndCemuiySociety. Membership is open Winona Sioux Johnson
to all sisters andfriendswho promise an Catherine Evans Vasquez
Lambda Beta '80 Upsilon '22
eventual gift through will bequests, trusts, life Mary Ann Kenney
Lambda Beta '94 Catherine Connelly Wieand
Christina Baker Koukola Gamma Beta '77

Theta '65 Lucile Palmer Wright
Barbara Owens Kramer Beta Theta '28

Beta Phi '54

insurance orotherplanned gjving\dhides. t h e Foundation recognizes a Patron level of the Second Century Society to honor

those who, in addition to their planned gift, also contribute a minimum of $300 annually.

Confidential planned gjvingassistance is These "annual" gifts can be given as a general contribution or designated for any
available without obligation by contacting the Foundation program. The Foundation sends a special thanks to the following Patron level
members:

RxtndarionOfficeat615/37(M)920 June Greer Bogle Epsilon Alpha '43

Nu Omicron '55 Barbara Daugs Hunt

Corrections Phyllis Hobbs Cauffiel, Phi Delta '60
In the fall To Dragma, Elizabeth Eagleman Theta Pi '64 Katherine Elise Moss
Alexander, Epsilon Alpha, was mistakenly listed as
deceased. We are pleased to report that she resides in Catherine Daugherty Cifers Tau Delta '70
Omicron '38 Irene F. Wagner Oestrike

Shelby Township, Michigan. Mary Batman Converse Beta Gamma '34

Our article on AOIlsfirstscholarshiprecipient,Dr. Phi Kappa '62 Kay Hansen Sutherlin
Thelma Bnimfield Dunn,reportedthat Dr. Dunn Theta '57
Margaret Kramer Crawford
resides in Virginia. 1Tie Foundation has been Iota '45 Phyllis Arner Westerman
Rho '36
informed that Dr. Dunn died in December 1992. Jacquelyn Struble D i n w i d d i e

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Convention International Convention
Camelback Inn Scottsdale, Arizona
Registration
June 21 -25,1995
Everyone attending the 1995 "Reach Out"
AOll Convention musr register, including Full-Time
daily registrants, one event participants, and A t t eNnodn-eDeesle:gates
volunteers.
Rooms and Meals:
Those wishing to register for Convention Single- $610 (before 4/15)
may call AOn International Headquarters
for registration materials. Registration forms $650 (after 4/15)
were sent in early March for delegates.

All registration forms and fees must be Double - $470 (before 4/15)
received by April 15,1995. A $25 late fee
will be charged after April 15. $530 (after 4/15)

$ 20 Conv. Reception

All full-time convention guests are personally $ 21 Opening Brunch Part-Time
responsible for the payment of the $ 150 reg- $ 19 Mini Buffet Attendees:
istration fee. Part-time convention guests are $ 32 Foundation Dinner
responsible for a $35 per day registration fee. $ 21 Panhellenic Brunch Please see price list for costs o f each
Registration and room and board fees must $ 15 Energy Boost Buffet meal and room.
be received by International H Q no later $ 38 Collegiate Banquet
than May 15, 1995 to guarantee room avail- Daily registration is $35 i f postmarked
ability. by 4/15, $40 after 4/15
Ground transportation $25
$ 27 Alumnae Luncheon (Personal expense include round-
trip shuttle service, luggage handling,
Full-Time $ 55 Rose Banquet tips, etc.)
Attendees:
Delegates only $ 22 Inspirational B'fast All registrations must be sent to:
$ 10 Late fee after 4/15
A l l expenses * o f delegates are paid by Alpha Omicron Pi
A O l l International, except registration Registration Fee: International Headquarters
Fee ($150 or $175 late fee), ground $150 (before 4/15)
transportation ($25), and additional $175 (after 4/15) 9025 Overlook Blvd.
nights and meals before and after Brentwood, T N 37027
Convention. Ground Transportation: $ 25
(Personal expense includes round-trip shuttle Convention
* chapters are responsible for travel service, luggage handling, tips, etc)
expenses o f Chaprer Advisers and
Alumnae Chapter Presidents International

Flight reservarions M U S T be made by 15
Opryland Travel. Call 1-800-677-9526
or 1-800-OPRYLAND.
Spring 1995

Calendar. Panhellenic Brunch Keynote Speaker:
-'Events
Miss America 1995
Wednesday, June 21 Heather Whitestone

• Registration Miss America 1995, Heather Whitestone, will be the keynote speaker at the Panhellenic
• Convention Reception
• Our Chapter Our Choice Btunch, Friday, June 23, during the 1995 Convention in Scottsdale. Her platform o f
• Regional Meetings
• Emporium Opens "Anything Is Possible" will be the theme of her presentation. As stated in her platform: "We
• Centennial Gift Shop Opens
have been placed here not by choice, but by God's choosing. Each of us is a unique individ-
Thursday, June 22
ual. Often we allow the limitations that others perceive to keep us from achieving our goals. It
• Late Registration
• Convention Orientation is out tesponsibiliry to overcome the batriers which prevent us from reaching for our dreams.
• Opening Brunch
• Opening Ritual As a profoundly deaf woman, my expe- i — — — — 9 ^•••WWMNWMMW* IHI|||'H
• Business Session *r
• Panhellenic Workshop
• Foundation Dinner-Keynote riences have shown me the impossible is I /t

Speaker, Haley Scott indeed possible. Everyday, I strive to be
• Candlelighting Ceremony
a positive role model. M y STARS pro-
Friday, June 23
gram emphasizes that through hard
• Achieving Excellence
• Panhellenic Brunch-Keynote work and positive self-esteem, anything

Speaker, Miss America is possible. The only thing that can stop
Heather Whitestone
• Centennial Celebration you, is you."
• PR Plan Introduction
• Fraternity Development Through het cteation of the STARS
Forum (Success T h r o u g h A c t i o n and
• Officer Exchanges Realization o f your dreams) program,
• Collegiate Banquet Heather emphasizes that the young
• Pool Party people today can meet whatever chal-
lenges may lie before them and succeed.
Saturday, June 24 As a living example of a challenged pet-
son who has used the STARS Program,
• Business Session Heathet has proved that attaining yout
• AIDS Educational Forum dreams is as easy as the five points of the
• Alumnae Luncheon star. She defines the essential elements
• Ritual/Memorial Service in achieving success as: 1) having a pos-
• Second Century Reception itive attitude; 2) believing in your
dreams, especially education, which is a
(above by invitation only) dteam all Americans share; 3) facing your obstacles, no mattet how great; 4) working hard;
• Rose Banquet and 5) building a support team.

Sunday, June 25 She also emphasizes motivation of people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to reach out fot
their goals. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. speaking to groups such as national con-
• All Convention Photo ferences, women's symposiums, corporation meetings, univetsities, and community groups.
• Inspirational Breakfast Heather asks that the youth of today believe in themselves and in the power of their spirit —
• Departures a thought we can all live by.

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International Convention June 21 -25,1995

Other accomplishments of Whitestone include the launching of the nations largest public
service campaign aimed at early identification o f hearing loss. She also serves as an executive
member of the Presidents Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the
Alabama Governors Task Force for the Dear and Hard-of-Hearing. Whitestone is a member
of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

A 22 year-old native of Alabama, Heather is a junior majoring in accounting at Jacksonville Calling All Pandas!
State University. She hopes to complete her Bachelors Degree in Accounting and become an
educator. A n accomplished ballerina, Heather has 15 years of dance training. She has As part of our Convention activities, each
earned more than $45,000 in scholarships through the Miss America Scholarship Program, alumnae and collegiate chapter is asked to
the largest scholarship fund in the world. bring at least one stuffed panda (not small-
er than 4 inches high and not larger than
Foundation Keynote Speaker: Haley Scott four feet high) to convention. The pandas
will be used as a centerpiece then donated
Haley Scott, preparatory swim team captain for Notre Dame University and Recipient of to the Phoenix Police for their use with
the 1994 Women of Distinction award by the National Association for Women in children at accident sites or in other trau-
Education, will be the keynote speaker at the Foundation Banquet, Thursday, June 22. matic situations. The more pandas the
Haley, a senior majoring in history, also was awarded the 1995 Honda Inspiration award for merrier, so if you want to bring more than
her comeback from a spinal cord injury suffered in a 1992 team bus accident which took the one panda - great!! So the children who
life of two of her teammates and left her temporarily paralyzed. She has endured this tragedy receive these bears will know where they
and returned to competitive swimming where she set season low times at the Midwestern came from, we also ask that the pandas
Collegiate Conference dual meet in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly events. Haley, a mem- have an AOn ribbon tied around their
ber o f the all-state team all four years, was also selected to serve as a Sports Ethics Fellow by neck . Pandas and AOn ribbon can be
the Institute of International Sports in conjunction with National Sportsmanship Day. Her purchased through the Emporium during
accomplishments include being an All-American in the 200 freestyle as a sophomore and Convention if you prefer. Show the Power
junior, All-American in the butterfly for the last three years, and a member o f the state of Friendship through Panda giving.
record-setting 400 freestyle relay team as a senior. Her inspirational story o f tragedy and
comeback will be an inspiration to us all.

AIDS Educational Forum Keynote Speakers:
Joel Goldman and T.J. Sullivan

Clearing up the myths about H I V and AIDS will be the topic of discussion Saturday, June
24, during the AIDS Educational Forum. T. J. Sullivan and Joel Goldman will talk of the
dangers of mixing alcohol and unprotected sex. Goldman, who is H I V positive, will discuss
the tremendous challenge of living widi this deadly virus. He and Sullivan, a fraternity friend
from their college days at Indiana University, tour the U.S. bringing their message of decision-
maid ng, the workings of the H I V virus, and ways students can reduce risk and prevent infec-
tion to campuses. Goldman is the vice president o f a real-estate management firm in
Columbus, Ohio, and Sullivan is an independent consultant based in Denver, Colorado.

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(Reach ©ut-Alpha ©micron S
*99S 5° ^°£fir£iist

Alpha Omicron Pi salutes INITIATED BETWEEN 7/1/45 - 6/30/46

these women who have been Alpha Omicron Julia Iris Johnson Smith, Patricia Em Boyer Marshall,
members for 50-years. May
they continue to "Reach Louisiana State Great Falls, M T Bend, OR
Out" to share our sisterhood
for many more years! This University Helen Margaret Baylan Florence Bertie Merriam
list includes each member's
name, city and state or Betty May Glusman Bradley, Speelmon McKeeman
Canadian province. If Kerrville,TX Jeannette Dale Stevens Alice Marian Reitan Moore,
International Headquarters Rachel Lenora Strobel
has no current address, no Kathleen Canty Prewett Betty Lou Eck Urquhart, Salem, O R
city is listed. If you know the Elbrecht, Margaret Eitertson Nevills
address of any of these "lost" Santa Rosa, CA
alumnae, please notify Memphis, T N Lavonne Marjorie UUman West Patricia Jean Powell Poe,
International Headquarters. Betty Jane Tucker Malone, San Jose, CA
The list includes women ini- Rachel Batch Wheeler,
tiated July 1, 1945 to June Jackson, MS Beaverton, O R Mary Louise Youngquist
30, 1946. Georgilyn Hays Mason Schiewe,
Gladys Joyce McDonald Mary Louise Pasha Woolley,
Sunriver, O R Portland, OR
Olinde, Jo Anne Adler Vincent,
New Roads, LA Alpha Rho
Virginia Lee Maddox Oregon State University Deceased

Shepherd, Marie Edith Reinhart Hansen, Alpha Tau
Jonesboro, AR Wilsonville, OR Denison University
Celeste Ranghild Rordam
Mary Jane Austin

Spann, Alpha Sigma Alice Emma Brannan,
Baton Rouge, LA University ofOregon North Therford,VT
Rebecca Brown Slack Stanly,
Jo Ann Roberts Brooks,

Nacogdoches, T X Dorothy Clausen Calef, Louisville, KY

Eugene, O R Jean Rhosa Bang Brown,

Alpha Phi Bonnie Beatrice Baillie Camp, Walnut Creek, CA
Janet Eleanor Miesse Englehart,
Montana State University Manzanita, OR
Murrysville, PA
Marian E E Vandenbiesen Carolyn Wright Carmean Caryl Rae Van Alstyne

Cummins Betty Jeanne Clark, Evenden,
Lake Lure, N C
Betty Louise Dekay Gordon, Eugene, O R Mary Jane Stoddard Foster
Alice Shizue Kurohara
Bethesda, M D Lura Margaret Givnan
Fujimoto,
Susan Jane Horrom Hampton, Destefanis, Hilo, H I

Bozeman, M T Lake Oswego, O R Shirley Belle Smith Hancock
Letitia Jane Roderick Holden
Betty Louise Hoffman, Marjorie Timanus Fagin

Helena, M T Dorothy Lou Habel Fourcade,

Beverly Elise Vatcher Koppang, Sonoma, CA

McMinnville, OR Norma Parpola Furu,

Mary Elizabeth Boorson Hoquiam, WA Jean Jennings Jones

Lazowasem, Renee Barbara Cowell Gannett, Marjorie Anne Scovel
Lawrence,
New Canaan, C T Deceased

Jeanne Louise Knutson Lund Virginia Julie Givnan Knight, Deceased

Lila Lillian Swan Pasha, Portland, O R Dorothy Rose Henzy Madden,

Highwood, M T Beverly Deane Droste Columbus, O H

Thressa Colleen Ransier MacLaren, Edwyna Osborne McAninch,

Audrey Marie Wendel Rolland Eugene, O R Camas, W A

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Nancy Lee Gundlack Reed, Bloomfield, MI Betty Alice Rutherford Kuntz, Norma Jean Fischer Berryman

La Mesa, CA Carol Des Jardins Wilcox, Bloomington, IN Barbara Ann Ernst Bruening,

Cynthia Josephine Rogers Beverly Hills, FL Shirley Ann Proud Leible, Berkeley Hts., NJ

Nancy Ann Kimball Shoutz, Gloria Ann Green Wurdock, Deceased Dorothy Anna Diefendorf

Lawrence, KS Ferndale, MI Judith Ann Boyles Luzadder, Dickson,

Martha Jane Virts Sivertsen, Muncie, IN Manlius, NY
Deceased Antoinette Marie Fiato
Beta Kappa Patricia Jean Campbell Mayrose,

Marinel Boyd Calhoun Speros, University ofBritish Indianapolis, IN Bertha Edna Mueller Headey,

Painesville, O H Columbia Sue Jane Lapping McCleary, Riverside, CA

Catherine Eugenie Tilton Jean Elizabeth Bowen, Deceased Priscilla Jane Renz Lemp,

Surbey, Toronto, ON Patricia Lee Rigg O'Keefe, Skaneateles, NY

Cape Coral, FL Joan Mary McCallum Boyle, Evanston, IL Alice Watson Marcy,

Marian Ruth Peirce Todd, Mission, BC Jean Heise Peck, Augusta, ME

Madison, WI Grace Margaret Watson Clancy Deceased Shirley Jane Sears Mills,

Catherine Helen Niemitz Malvina Mary Howard Barbara Ann Brown Reifeis, Fayetteville, NY

Walker, Emerson Toledo, O H Orma Olean Orcutt

Davidson, NC Beverley Ann Bassett Gregg, Marilyn Louise Emmert Scott, Audrey Lois Walker Piscitello

Phyllis Jean Reck Welch, Vancouver, BC Indianapolis, IN Gloria Joy Frankenbach

Wood River, NE Blanche Marie Turner Hunt Jeanne D Duffield Thomas, Sandstrom,

Joan Ruth Hess Wolsiefer, Eila Maria Tonning Lamb, Alexandria, VA Sayville,NY

Flemington, NJ Deceased Roberta Helen Cougill Thomas, Rita Florence Slesser,

Marian Jane Pierce Wyke, Margaret Mary Burns Malo Sarasota, FL Deceased

Columbus, IN Mary Elizabeth M Rogers Ruth Carolyn Landis Wible, Betty Cornelia Stonson Warner,

Newbury Deceased Hancock, NY

Beta Gamma Lois Jacquelyn Stephenson Joan Bonewitz Wilson, Mildred Boyce Williams,

Michigan State University Olmstead, Elkhart, IN Louisville, KY

Joyce Ellen Deisch Bristol, Twin Falls, ID Beta Tau Chi Delta
Fremont, MI Ethel Evelyn Torrance Rowell, University OfToronto University ofColorado

Virginia Map Ferwerda West Vancouver, BC

Alice Irene Groosbeck Giese, May Swinton Johnston Scott Mary Isobel Clemes Ensor, Joan E Illium Browne

Port Huron, MI Willowdale, ON Helen Chambers Douglass,

Phyllis Elaine Cronin Beta Phi Sheila Ruth Robinson Gawley, Bellevue,WA
Gunderson,
Indiana University Saskatoon, SK Virginia Hope Martin Goddard

Spring Hill, FL Jeanne Wesselman Arnold, Audrey Isabel Hustwitt Marilyn June Kennedy Goss,

Kathryn Renzella Adler Dallas, T X Horosko, Kenilworth, IL

Hamilton, Frances Lorraine Stucker Deceased Helen Phoenix Morris Grote

Ft. Wayne, IN Blackwell, Helen Joyce McKennett Anita Jeanne Coleman

Dorothy Ilene Klap Hendricks, Deceased Jennings Harrington

Grand Rapids, MI Joan Lorraine Butcher Burries, Mary Jeanne A Robertson Jacquelyn Sole Layton,

Mary Donna Jean Slater Deceased MacLaghan Independence, KS

Insalaco Barbara Ellen Wright Clark, Shirley Anne Code Meen, Mary Claire Ferguson Lyons,

Patricia Anne Rasmussen Muncie, IN Willowdale, ON Litdeton, C O

Pedersen, Joanne Busby Farr, Phyllis Mann Millard, Dorothy M Major Mahoney,

Trufant, MI Anderson, IN Islington, ON Dorrance, KS

Suzanne E Hummitch Seely, Florence Edith Newlin Fisher Shirley Riley Mitchell, Lorraine Cliff Maurer,

Deceased Joan Van Buskirk Goen, Australia, Denver, C O

Alice Helen Lodeesen Seelye, Bloomington, IN Alice Evelyn Vandervoort Orr Gladys Colleen Connell Miller,

Anderson, SC Elizabeth Mifonewa Thomas Joyce Edith Doleman Studdy

Dorothy Morgan Bowen Guthrie, CO.Chi
Thumser, Peru, IN
Deceased Margaret Jean Jontz Holwager, Syracuse University

Wilma Fern RadclifFTregloan, Beech Grove, IN Martha Jane Hollabaugh Adams,

Deceased Barbara Catherine Phegley Romney, WV

Phyllis Eloise Webster Werner, Johnston Ruth Adams

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ears Epsilon Hazel Priscilla Starrett Cutts, Margaret Leolyn Russell Forster,
Cornell University Kittery Pt., M E Deceased

Mary Ella Lawrence Cornett, Susan Lee Beisel Day Betty Jane Harrison Hogin
Phyllis Arlene Jordan Hanson, Elizabeth Robins Land,
Deceased Chattanooga, T N
McLean,VA

Sun City West, A Z Angie Claire Hoskins Gilchrist, Elizabeth Brooks Hempstead, Julia Minerva Rogers Mason
Joan Carol Halliwell Simmons, Manasquan, NJ Auburn, M E Ann Eddy Maxwell

Kennewick, WA Pauline June Davis Hoffman Mary Margaret Marvin Madge Houghton McNeil
Barbara Anne Freidel Sims, Frances Vogel Wagner Jerome MacQuesten, McFall,
Sarasota, FL
Eugene, O R Barbara Jean McLane St. Petersburg, FL
Barbara Jeanne Johnson Spears, Caroline Marie Kramer Neu, Wilma Jessie Brown Miller, Sara Lee Middeton Moench,
East Holden, M E
Deceased Stamford, C T Nashville, T N
Joan L Jensen Stack, Mary Hizabeth Hile Ryen, Pauline Wadsworth True Ann Gonzales Nelson,
Moulton
Kalispell, M T Rochester Mills, PA San Antonio, T X
Glady Florence Horeys Stanek, Martha Churchwell Pavelka,
Barbara Constance Kesicke Patricia Jean Hutto Reynolds
Sun City West, A Z Jacksonville, FL
Beverly Marie Sommers Stearns Vosburg, Thelma Elaine Crossland Robie, Nancy Ann Leland Poland,

Frances L Munk Tharp Rhinebeck, N Y Orono, M E Bethesda, M D
Betty Jo Olson Turnbaugh, Nancy Taylor Ross,
Epsilon Alpha Barbara Ellen Hines Spear,
Deceased Pennsylvania State Costa Mesa, CA Deceased
Ruth Estelle Rote Urmy
University Martha Powell Coles Wills, Jean Boiling White Schonk,
CeliaBell Williams, Mount Holly, NJ Norfolk, VA
Batesville, AR
Virginia Ann Garman Condon, Iota Julia Shackelford Smallman
Basking Ridge, NJ University ofIllinois Seagle

Grace Ethel Fuchs Falkenburg,

Chi Sigma Reading, PA Lois Ellen Dungan Bohon, Sara Stuart Terzia,
Centenary College Harriet Joan Denby Gardner White Bear Lake, M N Baton Rouge, L A
Mary Alston Pringle Troutman,
Loraine Webb Jordan Kent, Marie Claire Thompson Jansen, Betty Ann Stahl Dowling,
Champaign, IL Adanta, GA
Shreveport, L A Augusta, M E
Bonnie Lee Smith Gary,
Kathrene Bitner Labrie,

Delta Camp Hill, PA M i l l Creek, W A Kappa Gamma
Tufts University Marion Schade Dills Long, Irene Jeanette Davis Jansen, Florida Southern College

Gloria Dawn Gruhn Erickson, Prairie Vlg.,KS Highlands Ranch, C O Ruby Muriel Adams

Barrington, N H Julia Mary Kalbach Mohney, Elizabeth Gertrud Prather Kerr, Sarah Elizabet Meriwether

Hazel Virginia Reeves Evans, Anderson, SC Seattle, W A Armistead

Philadelphia, PA Virginia Carey Seiler Polly Ann Lauten Senger, Grace Earle Ferrell Barfield,

Ruth Arlene Koziell Judd, Lydia Stout, Memphis, T N Lakeland, FL

Plymouth, M I Deceased June Lee Bickerton Soderstrom, Kelly Charles Moore Billeris,
Constance MacArthur
Ruth Marion Swavely Sullivan, Alice Heanor Ross Taylor, Palmetto, FL
Alice Ente Madwed, Hendersonville, N C Fairport, N Y Helen Cora Burright,
Easton, C T
Norma Jean Chattaway Wall, Kappa Deceased
Pauline Emma Robinson Noble, Los Angeles, CA Randolph-Macon Woman's
Washington, D C Shirley Anita Thomas Cooke,
Harriet Louise Cooper Weiss, College Jacksonville, FL
Annabelle Evelyn Robbins, Plymouth, M A
Nancy Jo Cotton

Manset, M E Doris Margaret Ramsey Weston, Catherine Schall Foster Black, Winifred Constance Beck Davis,

Lois Catherine Stannard Belleair Bluffs, FL Baltimore, M D Milton, FL

Sandstrom, Marion Mason Whitmore, Alice Jane Bogart, Nannie Sue Jackson Eide

Moodus, C T State College, PA Lookout Mountain, T N Virginia Ellisor

Irene Willis, Gamma Natalyn Jane Hollock Brock Jean Catherine Carey Flynn,
Falls Church, VA University ofMaine-Orono Veloice Dana Gibbs Carver, Washington, D C

San Antonio, T X Gloria Celia Garcia Fouts,

Delta Delta Elizabeth Anne Tufts Applegate Nancy Beasley Curtis, Lakeland, FL
Auburn University Marion Helen Carter, Birmingham, A L Virginia Ruth Trunnell
Nashua, N H
Mary Willie Garvin Gilliam Jeanne Deroza Clay Frances McCrory Bolton Davis, Hardman,
Alexandria, LA Deceased

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Audrey Ann Harney Vivian Annette Grayston Baker, Gwendolyn E Livingston Long, Nu

Mary Virginia Walden Hussey MontTremblant, Q C Long Beach, CA New York University

Anita Marie Springer Kanitz Edna Rosemary Garrigan Marilyn Taylor McGovern Janyt Frances Burgess

Joyce Dixie Stoddard Lantz, Chenoweyh, Patricia Rosalind Lang Miller, Gloria Joann A Calamari,

Deceased Montreal, PQ Duarte, CA Hartsdale,NY

Laura Frances Cox Lindsey, Jane Elizabeth Vrooman Nancy Neale Crow Pfardresher Helen Grace Bell Dodds,

Vero Beach, FL Cumings Margaret Patricia Wiley Rogers, Alameda, CA

Cora Elizabeth Mattox Barbara White Darling, Dallas, T X Rachel Mildred Griesi

Arline Marjori Allbritten Montreal 6, Q U Ruth Tobey Sargent, Jane Marie Ray Knapp

Newton, Marion Dowbiggin Dawson Deceased Marjorie Louise Nichols Loomis

Lincoln, NE Geraldine Audry MacKinnon Osefa Martinez Shippey Muriel Felicia McCauley

Martha Jewell Powell King, Marian Virginia Moore Helen Mildred Moore

Roberta Kirksey Perkins Rogers Deceased Smithson Anita PashkofF

Imogene Neal Rowley, Beryl Anne Reid McPherson, Kathryn Mary Cassidy Taboada, Madeline Alice Geraghty

Lakeland, FL Phippsburg, ME Los Angeles, CA Rigoni,

Theodora Viola Edwards Betty Joan Graw Rossman, Mary Lou Rosenthal Vest, Deceased

Safford, Ithaca, NY Overland Park, KS Daphne Gilmour Gilbert Roos
Lakeland, FL Audrey Clare Jackson Scholes,
Margaret F McCormick Sanders Charlotte Elizabeth Watson Patricia Rose Mulligan Williams,
Mary Frances Keith Shepard N. York, ON
Donna Melissa Stoddard, Louise Bruce Morris Williams, Alice Jean Newhouse White, Denver, C O
Lakeland, FL
Deceased Los Angeles, CA Virginia lone Marshall Zabrishi,

Constance Currey Wilton, New York, NY

Tarzana, CA

Virginia Irene Bendey Waldmire Kappa Theta Lambda Sigma Nu Lambda

University ofCalifornia-LA U. of Georgia Univ. ofSouthern

Kappa Omicron Carol Lorraine Spence Barrow, Merldee Eberhardt Allen, California

Rhodes College Tulsa, O K Atlanta, GA Mildred Arlyn Austin Clark,

Mary Leone Flaniken Beers, Ruth M Stoos Bardett, Betty Sue Cox Baggs, Irvine, CA

Pinetop, AZ Escondido, CA Camilla, GA Mary Jane Collins Griffin,

Nena Kate Hill Corner Betty Lou Schwab Bilyeu, Sarah Marcile Hooks Bird Tehachapi, CA

Vivian Chloe Quarles Cox, Yucca Vly.,CA Edith Ann Pennington Booth Martha Ann Coultrap Houk,

San Antonio, T X Helen Luella Bradley Bristow, Vivian Mcvaneg Gorman Tujunga, CA

Bettye Jane Long George, Hemet, CA Branch Marthe Jeanne Steffens Lee

Macon, MS Mollymae Mason Brown, Elizabeth Joe Woods Grayson Elizabeth Anne Cappelle Noble,

Betty Alice Villyard Grimes Salem, OR Barbara Ann RadclifFe Hardy, Hermosa Bch., CA

Jo Ann Hancock Hassell, Barbara Lord Ponto Cato, Westminster, SC Sally Leigh Short Whiteck

Hernando, MS Pasadena, CA Agnes Virginia Sumner Hays Nancy Randolph Schrader

Bonnie Elizabeth Walker Locke, Julia Nixon Chase Betty Reese Kennedy Young,

Memphis, T N Marilyn Bacon Cutting Louise Burrus Leonard, Honolulu, HI

Peggy Kathtyn Haile McCabe, Marie Darosa Fayetteville, GA

Deceased Shirley Jean Sherman Davison, Fifi Christina Lamas Menzelos, Nu Omicron

Jo Allen Jackson Murphey, Covina, CA Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Vanderbilt University

Memphis, T N Suzanne Bryant Fellinzen, Mary Patricia Beauchamp Oneal Aileen Harper Abernathy
Louise Joy Upshaw Murphy, Barbara Tiller Woodard
Cypress, CA Barbara Jean Ely Powers Crawford,
Chapel Hill, NC Goodlettsville, T N
Marilyn Alston Rhodes June Reed Fossheim, Marianne Hyndman Seiz, Betty Joanne McCord
Betty Jeanne Schneider Davenport,
San Clemente, CA Smyrna, GA
Williams,
Memphis, T N Eleanor Joyce Adcock Haynes, Marilyn Auberrie Kelly

Los Osos, CA Simpson,

Jane Wilder Jacqz Birmingham, AL

Virginia Lee Leabow Lois Crump Venters

Kappa Phi Patricia Ann Segar Lipscomb, Mary Elizabeth Hyndman
McGill University Moreno Vly, CA Weatherly,

Barbara Catherine Townsend Gertrude Claire Johnston Adanta, GA
Lockwood,
Baerg,
Los Angeles, CA
Maberly, ON

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Winifred Jeanerte Waters Lash, Davidson, NC Rosalie Ellen Moore,

Findlay, O H Melissa Ruth McMurry Ann Arbor, MI

Norma Wallace Johnstone Lewis, Margaret Mcllwaine Peacock, Mary E Campbell Page

Norwalk, C T Islington, ON Jacqueline Ann Langan Pearse,

Charlotte Helene Durkee Ruth Boyd Harrison Post, Edgewater, MD

Maeck, Deceased Donna Elaine McCourtie

Savannah, GA San Francisco, CA Mary Jane Bell Sharp, Robles,
Nancie Lealand Savage Carol Esther Normand Knoxville, T N Alameda, CA
Gloria Jacqueline Gonan Tenni,
Davidson, Niemann, Margaret Mitchell Snyder, River Edge, NJ
Nashville, T N Deceased Knoxville, T N

Grayce Jeanette Greene Elwell, Margaret Neal Snyder Petersen, Carolyn McClamroch Staley, Jane Elizabeth Newsome Welker

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Cape Coral, FL Deceased Patricia Lou Adams Wiegerink

Marienne Eason Holter, Marjorie Kathryn Newell Juanita Margarita Norris Tallent,

Trumbull, C T Radbw, Knoxville, T N Phi

Alice Elizabeth Niel Johnson, Golden, C O Mary Lee Ewell Whitson University ofKansas

Huntsville, AL Mary Louise McVicker Simison, Elwanda Leone Brewer Blair,

Florence Kathryn Kaeser Lee, Hamilton, O H Omicron Pi Santa Fe, NM

St. Louis, MO Betty Jane Freeman Simmen, University of Michigan Barbara Marie Paez Bowman,

Mary Williams Larue Obryan, Gurnee, IL Margaret Anne Schalk Barnett, Kansas City, MO

Owensboro, KY Nancy Elizabeth Doty Sirois, Escondido, CA Rita Joanne List Brock,

Martha FJoise Clemmons Peery, Pompano Beach, FL Mary Anne Brice Aberdeen, SD

Nashville, T N Jean Elizabeth Boles Smith, Jeanne Elaine Lindsey Buder, Virginia Lou Stephenson Elder

Gloria Edna Walker Reed, Clearwater, FL HoHoKus,NJ Jo Ann Louise Spaulding

Nashville, T N Mary Ann Fry Westerman Barbara Louise Clark Canfield, Garrett,

Dorothy Richardson Russell Marjorie Louise Drew Yeaser, Fayette, O H Raymore, MO

Sanibel, FL Bettye Devore Cooper Elsie Rae Lemon Howe,

Omega Omicron Martha Delano Davis, Overland Park, KS
Miami University. University ofTennessee Whitmore Lake, MI Billie Jean Burtscher Leabhart

Barbara Jeanne Ray Benya, Gloria J Gray Donnelly, Wilda Ruth Williams Miller

Wilmington, NC Mary Ann Truss Armstrong, Rockville, MD Zoe Ann Siler Moore,

Patricia Marion Lee Beran, Surgoinsville, T N Charline Mac Thieleman Overland Park, KS

Green Valley, AZ Iris Aubrey Tucker Cantrell, Draper, Glendale Griffith Jones Raftery,

Barbara Mary Byrnes Winchester, T N Hendersonville, NC Phoenix, AZ

Blackburn, Shirley L Smith Collins, Corinne Lois Schild Eberhardt, Marjorie Marie Burtscher

Cleveland, O H Knoxville, T N Riverwoods, IL Rollow,

Gloria Jean Waterfield Dorothy Breman Roehl Cook, Beverly Haley Fisher, Elmhurst, IL

Bradshaw, Knoxville, T N Royal Oak, MI Kathryn Pauline Eaton

Tempe, AZ Elizabeth Jean Maines Corlew, Dorothy Jemal Garabedian, Scheuermann,

Mary Margaret Place Cassady Knoxville, T N Bloomfield Hills, MI Gibsonia, PA

Helen Jean Degirz Furlong Kate Marie McDonald Dangler, Margaret Miner Rutherford Margaret Jane Gosney

Mary Louise Peck Heine, Atlanta, GA Haberman, Silverman,

Berea, O H Dorothy Mae Downey Deceased Ft. Wayne, IN

Lorraine Annette P Hendry, Caroline Dunn Eckles, Doris J Eash Harrison, Virginia Foree Smith,

Oxford, O H Springfield, T N Issaquah, WA Deceased

Ruth Reavley Drummond Patricia Anne Gray, Mary Ann O'Connor Kendall, Sydney Letson Wilson,

Jones, Knoxville, T N Geneva, IL Anaheim, CA

Ann Arbor, MI Mary Bob Hale Hoe, June Phyllis Rothman Leavirt,

Ann Elizabeth Vanvoorhis Middlesboro, KY Weston, MA Pi
Keller, Joanne Marie Ivers
Bess Tamura Littleton, Newcomb College - Tulane
Mary Lou Moore Jackson, Spruce Pine, NC
Fairfield, O H Temple Terrace, FL Sally Louise Pearson Mayo Mary Emily Acree
Joyce Anne Kleinoeder Beatrice Edith Rault Baldwin,
Betty Louise Cruikshank Margaret Anderson Johnson E Gay Larsen McGee,
Mary Anita Coleman Mahon Bay City, MI Deceased
Krukenberg, Lucie Hester McMurry
Cridersville, O H Ruth Ann Peoples Maloney, Carolyn Jo Mioskowski
Baldwin,

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Pawleys Island, SC Shirley Jean Stilwell Sale, June Jacqueline Reber Smith, Patricia Jane Maier Woolson,

Eugenia Powell Travis Bousquet, Orange, VA Sicklerville, NJ Winnetka, IL

New Orleans, LA Barbara Jane Kitzmiller Smith, Elizabeth Joan Battles Wright

Virginia Claire Brodie, Cumberland, MD Rho Joyce Marie Ouimette Zuck

Deceased Jerrie Jean Smith Northwestern University

Patricia Ann Maxwell Burton, Betty Nina Langmack Smusyn Joanne Winifred Hartt Baldock Sigma

Nashville, T N Nancy Jane Friel Wells Patricia Rae Law Bivans U. of California - Berkeley

Janet Dupuy Colley, Dorothy Helen Woodward Lorraine Estelle Andersen Barbara Jean Lance Batten,

Deceased Blumenthal, Carmichael, CA

Marie Louise Tremoulet Pi Kappa Byron, CA Jean Elaine Flaker Cox,

Davidson, University of Texas - Austin Jeanne Louise Fox Brennan, Honolulu, HI

New Orleans, LA Kathleen Adele Glaze Abies, Buffalo, NY Barbara Ruth Hislop Curtis,

Cecilia Burwell Estes Austin, T X Janice Sue Moore Cordis, Los Angeles, CA
Edna Dorothy Lee Johnsen, Julia Elizabeth Hillman Aurora, C O Mary Lucille Fulton

Deceased Coppedage Jeanne Hammond Cutter Cuthbertson,

Janet Ann Northrop Mogabgab, Betty Ruth Aschenbeck Daniel, Esther Nielsen Deininger, Moorestown, NJ
Mandeville, LA Austin, T X Winchester, MA Elizabeth Ann Schwenk

Roberta Louise Walter Morris, Jo Beth Walling Heflin, Delores Virginia Wheeler Ellwood
Independence, MO Austin, T X Dickinson,
Jo Anne Shimonek Fernwood,
Marie Claire Delavergne Rames, Mary Rose C Eckels Jaeckle, Newport News, VA Deceased
New Orleans, LA San Antonio, T X Patricia Ruth Gallagher,
Shirley Jane Gray Hawkinson,
Robin Dale Berckes Richmond, Ben Carolyn Dunaway Chicago, IL Putney, V T
Metairie, LA McCrary, Sally Ann Snyder Giddes,
Ruth Elaine Tisher Hobar,
Florence Noel Dillard Smith Lonoke, AR Deceased Menlo Park, CA
Lou Anne Cuenod Sullivan, Virginia Lois Wible Moorhead, Lois Jo Falkner Griffith,
Charlene Morae Read Labro
Houston, T X Leander, T X Wilmette, IL Helen Elizabeth Moser Lucas,
Mary Ann Welsh Terzia Golda Marian Yarrington Patricia Adele Jonas
Orinda, CA
Anna Gunn Vantrease Naughton Handtmann, Mary Virginia McEnhill
Wadlington, Frances Laverne Salley Pratt, Hobe Sound, FL
Phyllis Anne Hammond Hardy Mclnerney,
Nashville, T N Corpus Christi, T X Ann Scannell Hinchion, Oakland, CA
Marion Adele McCutchon Jo Ann Louise Pric Heinz Paradise Vly., AZ Harriett Ann Dias Mclntyre
Bette Elaine Engelbert Liden, Doris Lorraine Murphy
Yarborough, Sjoberg, Carolyn Crary Nowell,
Pass Christian, MS Deceased Sun City, AZ London SW20 8TN,
Mary Elizabeth Buck Vance

Pi Delta Evelyn Gertrude Summers Nancy Lucile Perrin Morrison, Doriel R Goltz Parkinson,
U. of Maryland Tustin, CA
Whaley, Santa Fe, NM
Mary Patricia McKenna Bissell, Houston, T X Jean Elizabeth Hendrick Barbara Elizabeth Rushmer
Deceased Snook,
Novotny,
Barbara Hays Hargrave Burges, Orinda, CA
Silver Spring, MD Psi Milwaukee, WI Marian Alice Linder Stevenson,
University of Pennsylvania Jean Dorothy Ziegler Pfaff,
Frances Jeanne Stevens Butz Poison, MT
Margaret Ann Kelley Cohan Thelma Btoughton Deerfield, IL Barbara Anne Strong
Jean Frances McKeown Cook Marjorie Joyce Clohesey Lolly Lucille Allen Todd,
Barbara Jane Ostermayer Eisele Elene Ruth Roussey
Jean Catherine Maul Eisele, Rampson Piedmont, CA
Hawthorne, Sigma Tau
Deceased
Pasadena, CA Jacqueline lone Harris Roberts, Washington College
Norma Lorraine Curtis Fedora, Ellen Gilwer Corddry Adkins,
Julia Celeste Austin Ivester, Oak Park, IL

Norristown, PA Barbara Louise Hallis Shebek,

Jane Thompson Burke Lego, Scottsdale, AZ

Deceased Norfolk, VA Elaine Dolores Kutzner Sieving

Barbara Schneider Groome, Sarah Elizabeth Ream Noohe, Mary Barbara McNefFThoman

Oyster Bay, NY Blue Bell, PA Barbara Olson Tweed,

Virginia Lee Brown Jennings, Myra Jane Clark Oliviera Phoenix, AZ

Los Osos, CA Eva Svendsen Pederson Shirley Lou Jones Weismantel,

Barbara Sayre Beebe Murray Alice Catherine Trout Smith, Sun City Center, FL

Barbara Louise Ryon Downingtown, PA Patricia Sharlie Aufenger Wilson

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Virginia Waters Gallagher, Tau Delta Margie Jean Garrison Rich, Mary Italia Mucci Franchois

Clinton, NY Birmingham Southern Camden, ME Caroline Ellen Whitman

Beverly Ann Smith Gilbert, College Nancy Jane Williams Stevens, Frautschi,

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Seatde,WA Norma Ham Mautner Auburn, IN Deceased

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Deceased Alexandria, VA Theta Eta Brownsburg, IN

Maty Ann Russell Warfield, Marit Adeline Allgood Powell University ofCincinnati Phyllis Marie Wendt Kuehnle,

Baltimore, MD Carol Cheney Stabler, Ann Margaret Bannon Bannan Toledo, O H

Hendersonville, T N Mariette Ruth Borocco Basile, Ruth Lee Leichtamer,

Tau Las Vegas, NV Deceased

U. ofMinnesota Theta Ruth Gertrude Neumann Carolyn J Lilly,
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Brakke, Jane Ann Briner Beavers, Maineville, O H Fernette Baur MahafFey,

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Casselberry, FL Carol Lucille Cummins Hairrell, Mary Jacquelyn B Berrill Deceased

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Arden His., MN Patricia Jean Roper Hurbaugh, MiddleburgHts., O H Toledo, O H

Rosemarie Celine Hart Tequesta, FL Evelyn Mae Flavel Dunmier Lavella Roselene Andrew Stone,

Newberger, Helen Louise Kerns Langton, Doris Mae McFarlane Earle, Ft Myers, FL

Ada, MI Deceased Tucson, AZ

Jeannette Caroly Blomgren Doris Naomi Goetsch Minnich, Dorothy Ann Leive Eberle, CD
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Peterson, St. Germain, WI
Marie Mikesell Erwin,
Minneapolis, MN Mary Elizabeth Knapp Murch,

Joan Millicent Knapp Pierce Westfield, NJ Deceased

Lois Renee Fornell Ries, Iris Repke Nasir Adele DolgnerToekrke Farrell,

Edina, MN Cyndalu Stivers Piquette, Deceased

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Ruth Delayne M Annie Virginia Singleton Emma Jean Steen Werrbach,

Ferrell, Mickelson SeatdcWA

Seattle, WA Patricia Jane D Mottner, Dorothy Maxine Bocox Westby,

r. Margaret Louise SeatdcWA Alder, MT

Kuehner Garbe, Haroldine May Hart Nesbit Evelyn Grace Sallee Wibe

Betty Ann Barger Straw SeatdcWA Phyllis Mae Ocker, Gwenavere Imogene Wilburn

Joan Laub Thieman, Ada Isabelle Goss Garjens, Ellensburg.WA Worrick,

Toledo, O H Edmonds, WA Shirley Jean Smith Palm, Trenton, MI

Doris Jean Thompson Betty Lou Wolfe Gilbert, SeatdcWA

Mary Joyce Grafton Tussing, Bothell,WA Marjorie Eleanor Palmer Passler, Zeta

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Jane Loxley Young SeatdcWA Muriel Clark Peterson, Lincoln

Upsilon Thea Doris Jacobson Sterling, IL Shirley Elizabeth Cowles
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Jean Karney Ameele, Aase Loe Gronlund, Katherine Ann McLaughlin Patricia Ann Meyer Aksamit,

Portland, OR Redmond, WA Pickett, Clive, IA

Vivian Florence Vaughan Anita Louise Rowe Hagen, Deceased Barbara Mayer Badsteen

Amende Sarasota, FL Phyllis Parcher Powers Phyllis Mareia Kokjer Beck,

Jo Ann Smith Gould Anderson, Marjorie Rose Kumpf Hallman, Margaret Arieen Skarston Pratt, Lincoln, NE

Mill Creek, WA Deceased Mercer Island, WA Bonnie Vu-gjnia Kinkade Boyd,

Ida Leone Ryba Baumgart, Margaret Gallagher Hassel, Louise Jameson Questad Wilmington, D E

Kent,WA Port Angeles, WA Olive Lenore Bell Reid, Irene Yvonne Rahmer

Frances N Drange Bergt, Winifred June Beard Hiers, Lakebay, WA Christensen

OakviIle,WA Bala-Cynwyd, PA Betty Jean Howell Rowland, Jacqueline Mae Wightman

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Wichita Falls, T X Hilbert, Catherine Ann Baldwin Lincoln, NE

Miriam Jean Melis Blindheim, Anacortes, WA Sanders, Joan Ruth Marcell Gillan,

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Tacoma, WA Halide Lobdell Parker Jeroue Eleonore Helen Hoba Stratton, Ashland, NE

Jessie Denny Cochran, Betrie Morrison Johnson, Ellensburg,WA Jo Ann Srb Schmid,

SeatdcWA SeatdcWA Atverna Mary Grace Ocker Lincoln, NE

Barbara Jean Lyle Collins, Jean Carolyn McBride Johnson Swan, Marilyn Tereese Miller Simpson,

La Conner, WA Muriel L E Andrew Johnson, Mercer Island, WA Litdeton, C O

Betty Jean Revell Cornell SeatdcWA Margery Joy Maurer Swam, Leoda Nispel Sondereggor,

Barbara Jean Skar Ciinningham, Patricia Jean Shively Keller San Jose, CA Lincoln, NE

BellevucWA Elizabeth Mildred Wake Geraldine Alaire C Thomas, Roberta Jo Faes Waddell,

June Danielson, Kennan, SeatdcWA Hacienda Hts., CA

Deceased Kirkland,WA Merilyn Ruth Wiltsie Tilger, Peggy Jean Brush Watkins,

Barbara Ann Barrett David, Wilma Vauniere Ward SeatdcWA Mercer Island, WA

Deceased Knudson, Winnifred Carol Tompsett Charleen Steele Miller

Dorothy Marybell Finch Decker Des Moines, WA Gail Frances Delaney Van Zimmerie

Carol Leslie Johnson Dunsmoor Ester Jean Knapp LaCross, Duine,

Joreen Ellise S Echert, Sedona, AZ Sequim, WA

Des Moines, WA Jeanne La Re Baker MacFarlene Barbara June Brown Watton,
June Wilma Strate Elchek, Ruth Sylvia Matson Matchette,
Redmond, WA

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COLLEGIATE CHAPTER NEWS

Editor's note: There are two changes in members and welcomed them with an members were appointed to the Student
the format of this section. The collegiate airplane banner at the Georgia vs. Judiciary and eight members serve fellow
chapters are listed in alphabetical order by Auburn game. students as resident advisors. I n addition
school name, and the reproter's name (if to having the Hilltop News Publisher in
known) is given at the end of each report. Delta Delta made their mark on Tau Delta's chapter, Birmingham-
campus this past year. Many sisters were Southern Cheerleaders, Southern Stars,
Arkansas State University represented at A u b u r n as athletic host- and Miss BSC contestants represent the
Sigma Omicron esses. This included the swim team Tiger chapter as well.
Splashers and D i a m o n d Dolls for the
The sisters o f Sigma O m i c r o n baseball team. Their philanthropic project was the
Chapter at Arkansas State University annual "Stick-Up for Arthritis". The
marked 1994 as the 4 5 t h consecutive The chapter also represented A O I I event raised money w i t h great success.
year to make quota i n a row w i t h 29 i n sports as well. T h e y placed first i n Members also served their c o m m u n i t y
new members. both intramural football and swimming. throughout the year w i t h BEAT, and
In other extra curricular activities on Y W C A After School Tutoring. Nine Tau
Another successful event in the fall campus, the Modeling Board selected Deltas traveled to Bolivia, Brazil,
was their AOPride day. Four hundred several A u b u r n A O I I s ' as models for a Honduras, and Belarussia on the
faculty and student windshields were campus-wide fashion show, while the Birmingham International Service
washed. Sigma Omicron also participat- Concert Choir chose A m y Pearce, Learning trips.
ed in a "Trick-or-Treat for Charity". W e n d y T o m l i n , and Laura T u r n e r as
Members dressed up i n their A O I I let- members. Tara M i m s was elected to rep- Tau Delta received a Certificate o f
ters and collected over 900 can goods for resent Delta Delta on Panhellenic's Risk Achievement, Quota Honor Roll, and
the Northeast Arkansas Food Bank. Management Board. the 100% Initiation Award at the
Region V I Leadership Conference 1994.
M o l l y Meyer, Sigma Omicron, was A m y Grace placed i n the top five
chosen as the Arkansas State University candidates for Miss Homecoming. The Bowling Green State
Football Homecoming Queen. Molly, a excitement f o r H o m e c o m i n g was so University
senior in radio-TV from Cabot, great that A O I I ranked i n the top five Alpha Psi
Arizona, currently serves as the Student for spirit on campus.
Government Association President. The sisters o f Alpha Psi Chapter were
Lauren Fair, a sophomore biology major, Philanthropic activities included the
was selected to the all Sunbelt annual Walk-A-Thon for Arthritis and a awarded for excellence in A O I I at the
Conference team for volleyball as she led Christmas party for underprivileged kids
the Lady Indians to the N C A A tourna- at the Boykin Center. Region I V Leadership Conference this
ment this past season.
- reported by Meredith Tubbs past year. They also received awards for
T h e chapter was selected as the
"Super Sorority" on campus at the Birmingham Southern achieving an overall GPA above 3.0 and
annual Sigma Phi Epsilon Slam to raise Tau Delta
money for the children's hospital and for initiating 100% of their new mem-
made their annual A O I I Songfest for the The Tau Deltas were as involved in
Arthritis Foundation a great success. campus activities as they are i n their bers.
studies. Tau Delta were in every academ-
- reported by Calandra Feeherty ic honorary at Birmingham-Southern. Tina Poeppleman, Rush
Seven members serve i n O m i c r o n Delta
Auburn University Kappa; ten serve on B i r m i n g h a m - Chairperson, was named Greek Goddess
Delta Delta Southern Mortar Board; three graduat-
ing seniors are Phi Beta Kappas; f o u r during "Greek Week" and Jennifer
Fall started another outstanding serve on Order o f Omega and seven were
quarter fdled with accomplishments, named Who's W h o Among Colleges and Pecchio represented AOFI on the 1994
awards and sisterhood for the Delta Universities.
Delta Chapter. The chapter initiated 49 Homecoming Court. Beth Williamson
On Birmingham-Southern's cam-
Spring 1995 pus, three Tau Delta's were elected to the was recently elected as the Vice President
Student Government Association. Three
and New Member Educator for

Panhellenic Council.

Fall rush was extremely successful

with 28 new members accepting bids.

This made Alpha Psi one o f the only

three chapters to achieve quota.

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Depauw University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky
Theta Zeta Psi University

Once again, Theta ranked first on T h e sisters o f Zeta Psi Chapter Epsilon Omega
campus in scholarship after spring demonstrated their commitment to the
semester 1994. The chapter also won a community by supporting the fund-rais- D u r i n g the 1994-95 school year,
scholarship cup at Leadership ing raffle held by the Greenville the Epsilon Omega Chapter o f Eastern
Conference this past summer. Last Homeless Shelter. The chapter won the K e n t u c k y has m u c h to be p r o u d o f
spring, for the fifth year in a row, Theta award selling more raffle tickets than any including pledging quota and initiating
won the annual "Little 500" bike race. other group. 100% o f their New Member Class. This
class contributed to our rising above the
Theta members also received many
honors outside the chapter. Elta M
Marquez won a merit award for comput-
er a n i m a t i o n p r o g r a m m i n g . Janet Zeta Psi (East Carolina University) on Bid Day 1994.
Benson was the Senior Secretary for the
Winter Term In Mission and Zeta Psi parricipated in a communi- All Women's GPA and visiting
Administrative Assistant for Depauw ty church sponsored "Crop Walk". This Headquarters in Brentwood for a New
Community Service. Amy Wacholtz won event involved soliciting pledged support Member retreat.
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for a six-mile walk to raise funds to pro-
Grant for Psychology Research and vide food for those less fortunate. The Epsilon Omega won third place in
Kristen Ingwell won the Mary Smith chapter also was the first to introduce a Beta Theta Pi's annual football games .
Haner Journalism Scholarship. Kristen designated driver program, now every to show our support for being asked to
was also elected Vice President o f fraternity and sorority on campus has participate in other Chapters' philan-
External Relations for Depauw Student started this program. thropy events, a d o n a t i o n is made to
Congress. Allison Batron w i l l be com- each, even i f we are unable to attend.
missioned in the U.S. Army Chemical At the Region I I I Leadership Epsilon Omega raised the most money
Corps as Second Lieutenant. Conference Zeta Psi w o n "Most for U n i t e d Way,, out o f all 19 Greek
Improved Chapter". The conference was Chapters on campus while competing in
The sisters o f Theta would like to held in Richmond, Virginia this past Dance-a-Thon.
wish their very own Beth Bartlett good June.
l u c k as p r e s i d e n t o f D e p a u w ' s We were pleased to have a fall
Panhellenic Council during her term. In fall o f 1994, the chapter took lormal with Kappa Omega Chapter in
pride in having Rita Holmes represent Lexington, Kentucky and raised over
Duke University A O I I on the Homecoming Court. $500.00 for Arthritis Research during
Delta Upsilon Maureen Mckenna, Zeta Psi, will be the our annual Lip Sync. The spring semes-
Panhellenic President for East Carolina ter is o f f to a great start w i t h Greek
The Delta Upsilon Chapter has a University. Week, the Distinguished Service Award
very busy fall schedule. They began the for the 4th consecutive year and our
season w i t h the annual event, "Back to Presently Zeta Psi is w o r k i n g to New Member Class being recongized for
the Beach". The chapter raised $500 for improve their alumnae relations by the hightest GPA for Sp[ring of 1994.
the Arthritis Foundation. They had a beginning an Alumnae Chapter.
wonderful afternoon on campus for the
event with 75 participants and many - reported by Debbie Smith -reported by Tara Burress
spectators.

Their biggest and most exciting
event o f the fall was the C o n t i n u o u s
Open Bidding. Delta Upsilon extended
three bids and these members have
already contributed tremendously to the
chapter over the past few months.

Delta Upsilon had an exceptional
Founder's Day celebrating their 15th
Anniversary for the chapter as well. Sue
Mattern, Regional Vice President for
Region I I I , shared this special occasion
with them.

- reported by Kate Keane

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Huntingdon College Northern Arizona Ohio Northern University
Sigma Delta University Kappa Pi

The members of Sigma Delta par- Theta Omega The women o f Kappa Pi have been
ticipated in several projects this year to busy with everything f r o m rush to elec-
benefit the community. During the The women o f Theta Omega at tions. Kappa Pi received more New
month of October, chapter members Northern Arizona University, with a Members this past year than the previous
participated i n Z o o Boo at the great amount of spirit and sisterhood, four years o f their fall rush. The chapter
Montgomery Zoo. This was a weekend gained 30 New Members during 1994 received the Presidential Scholarship
event to benefit the growth and mainte- Formal Rush. Included in this group of Award for the eleventh time. This award
nance o f the zoo. Other projects includ- women were five legacies. Julie Kasman goes to the sorority w i t h the highest
ed Toys for Tots, sponsoring a family for and Coca Utsunomiya did a wonderful overall grade point average for the previ-
Thanksgiving, and participating in a job educating the new members with the ous school year.
book drive for needy children. BRIDGES program.
Stacey Adams, Chapter President,
This year two o f the chapter mem- The women of Theta Omega had was voted 1994 Greek Woman o f the
bers placed in the Miss H u n t i n g d o n an exceptionally strong philanthropic Year. The new officers have started their
Pageant. K i m m McEntire received first program throughout 1994. In April, new positions on Leaders Council and
runner up and A m y Warren was second they sponsored the 2nd annual Slam-n- the Cabinet with great enthusiasm.
runner up. Jam basketball tournament which bene-
fitted the Arthritis Foundation. A m o n g Kappa Pi thanks the Cleveland Area
Fall rush was very successful by other philanthropies, the women of Alumnae Chapter for inviting them to
making quota again this year. The chap- Theta Omega sold holiday cards for the their Founders' Day Celebration on
ter welcomed 18 new members. Sigma Northland Family Help Center of January 14.
Delta also worked w i t h Lambda C h i at Flagstaff. They also gave a Christmas
La Grange College to complete their party for children living in campus . - reported by A m y Greenlese
successful rush. housing.
Purdue University
McGill University Throughout 1994, A O I I at N A U Phi Upsilon
Kappa Phi participated in the Adopt-A Plot pro-
gram. Every month Theta Omega cleans Phi U p s i l o n Chapter at Purdue
Kappa Phi completed one of their a designated part o f Northern Arizona University would like to welcome, Joyce
most successful Fall Rushes, obtaining University campus. Rausch, the new house m o m . The chap-
not only quota but also the highest num- ter house is currently being redecorated,
ber o f New Members o f the four N P C This past year Theta Omega and a new sign has been placed i n the
sororities on campus. September also received the second annual Greek front o f the house.
marked the start o f another great year for Achievement Award. This award is given
Kappa P h i , as they moved i n t o new semi-annually based on campus involve- The chapter recently won the title
chapter housing. ment, community services, philanthrop- of intramural volleyball champions.
ic events, and academics. They won both all sorority champi-
T h e sisters o f Kappa Phi w i l l be onships, and the all campus champi-
busy, as their chapter size has now dou-
bled, with a New Member class o f thir-
teen.

Kappa Phi celebrated the f i f t h
anniversary o f their second installation at
M c G i l l University. Local alumnae as well
as faculty at M c G i l l University attended
this special event.

A number of creative Kappa Phi
fund-raisers occurred throughout the
past year. One in particular was their
annual Nintendo-a Thon. This activity
raised over $800 for the Arthritis
Foundation.

- reported by Susan Tucker

Spring 1995 Pictured left to right: Chapter President, Kattie Barrett; International President, Mary
Williams; Chapter Adviser, Sue Hammel; and Chapter Alumnae Relations, Heather Foshurgh at

Phi Upsilons Founders' Day..

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onships. Chaprer member, Danielle food pantries for a Thanksgiving fund- Tau Lambda Chapter received the
raiser. SLU-CAP became the community honor of being named Outstanding
King, is rowing in the first boat for the service for the year. The chapter partici- Greek O r g a n i z a t i o n o f the Year at
pated with this service every other Shippensburg University. The chapter
Purdue Crew team, and member Kirsten Saturday. won excellence in Membership
Development Award, that is based on
Bowles has been named captain o f the At their Leadership Conference the way the sotority educates sisters,
1994, Upsilon Epsilon received an award New Members, and their policy about
Purdue Women's Softball. for "Most Improved Chapter". DeChelle the entire Greek System.
Duran was named Top Female Pilot i n
Phi Upsilon hosted Mary Williams, the tegion. Aili Monzyk won a Travel In addition, Tau Lambda won the
and Tourism Scholarship. Chapter mem- Scholarship Award for having the highest
International President, and Ann ber, Lauren Brunjes was recognized with GPA during the spring semester o f 1994.
two accomplishments. She was elected to The chapter placed first in Greek Week
Gilchrist, International Executive the Illinois Residence Hall Association and participated in the Adopt-A-
Executive Board, Great Affiliate of Highway project.
Director. Mary Williams gave a wonder- College and University Residence Halls
Board of Directors. - teported by Jennifer Martin
ful speech about A O I I in her college
- reported by Ruth Axium Texas Woman's University
years. Delta Theta
Shippensburg University
At the Inter Greek Leadership Tau Lambda T h e Delta T h e t a Chapter has
focused much o f their attention toward
Conference, held this year at Purdue, the Sisters of Tau Lambda, service on campus and in the communi-
Shippensburg University, have been ty. The chapter started a S A D D program
chapter was the first runner up in the active members on campus and in com- on campus. They have an Adopt-A-Spot
munity activities during 1994. Cathleen on campus and participated in a "step
case study competition, and was the only Curchin was awarded Greek Woman o f show" with N H P C sororities.
the Year, Region I I Sister o f the Year, and
Purdue chapter to be recognized at the The sisters o f Delta Theta spon-
0 sored a "Christmas for Kids" project that
conference. The chapter also won a sec- provided for less fortunate children and
0\ held a carwash for the Arthritis
tion of the Dean Elsbury award for Foundation. They also helped build the
Eureka educational playground for chil-
Greek relations and programming. dren in the Denton community.

Phi Upsilon would like to congratu- At the Region V I I I Leadetship
Conference this past summer, Delta
late their new president, Melanie Wolf, Theta received a 100% Initiation Award.

and welcome all o f their wonderful new Two members, Heidi True and
Jennifer Widstrom, were initiated into
members. Gamma Beta Phi honor society. Several
Delta Theta girls represent Texas
Parks College Woman's University in othet organiza-
Upsilon Epsilon tions.

This past year has been very good - reported by Jennifer Widstrom
for the Upsilon Epsilon Chapter as Parks

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Transylvania University
Tau Omega

Delta Theta's Kristen Hunt, Tiffany Bowers, Katie Tentinger, Jennifer Widstrom, and Kim Luton (advis Tau Omega Chapter of Transylvania
) at Region VIII conference in St. Louis, University had an exciting fall semester,
beginning with a tremendous rush in
College. A O I I co-hosted the Annual Fall was accepted into Order of Omega which 24 outstanding women joined as
Fest with another fraternity and helped Greek Honorary Fraternity. Two of their New Members.
with the Women in Aviation members, Jill Cantor and Kirsten Hain,
Conference. were candidates for Shippenburg Tau Omega also has a busy social
Homecoming Queen in the fall. Jennifer calendar which included a Formal and a
In the fall o f 1994, the chapter gave Mckonly showed her skill, winning first Halloween I n f o r m a l . T h e chapter also
a Halloween party for the children in the place awards in state tennis.
town of Cahokia and donated to local

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Minnesota to be i n a sorority and K i m

Keller was elected Vice President o f the

Panhellenic C o u n c i l . K i m was also

among a select few to participate i n an

internship in Washington D.C.

Tau is looking forward to this quar-

ter as they have many exciting events

planned. The highlights o f January were

initiation, elections, and their Winter

Rose Ball. I n February, Tau w i l l have

their annual "Sweet Heart Week". This

activity is their largest p h i l a n t h r o p i c

activity to benefit the Arthritis

Foundation.

Pi Delta (University ofMaryland) members on Bid Day 1994. Pictured are Jidie Spero, Karen Dorr, Fen - reported by Jenny Ettinger
Yattaw, Heather Goldstein, Heather Friedland, Uzma Husain, and Collette Tomayko.
University of Nebraska-
used their i n f o r m a l as a philanthropic entire university; Laura Green, Kelly Lincoln
event by collecting canned goods for Bassett, and Heather Fredrick, Omicron Zeta
God's Pantry, a local charity. A special Delta Leadership Honorary; Sorsha
Rape Aggression Defense workshop, Tiglao, Panhellenic Scholarship Chair;

w i t h the BRIDGES program, was held Lisa Owen American Marketing The women o f Zeta chapter at the
and the entire campus was invited. Association. Toni Toomer was named University of Nebraska-Lincoln wrapped
Best Panhellenic New Member, and up another productive year. They con-
Tau Omega continued its tradition A O I I has won this title for the past three tinue the "Good Deed Program", join
of campus leadership by receiving the years. with the Salvation Army to sponsor a
Phi Kappa Tau Hedrick Cup and Christmas party for children less f o r t u -
Panhellenic Scholarship awards for the The chapter is very proud o f Kelly nate and had 20 women achieve 4.0
highest GPA on campus. Tau Omega has Bassett who was awarded the Perry CPA's. Along with carrying on old pro-
members i n virtually every campus orga- Award by the International President, grams and traditions, the women o f Zeta
nization, including SGA, HOPE, Mary Williams, at Region I I Leadership were busy coming up with yet even more
Panhellenic, Order o f Omega, O D K and Conference banquet over the summer. new ideas.
various academic honoraries.
- reported by Suzy Mentz Sheri Cross, PR chairperson, began
University of Maryland " A O I I Pick of the Month". Through this
Pi Delta University of Minnesota program, Zeta selected a fellow sorority
Tau and fraternity on campus and publicly
The sisters o f the Pi Delta Chapter recognizes them for an outstanding
at the University o f Maryland had a busy The Tau chapter at the University accomplishment. "AOII Pick of the
fall semester. The new school year began o f Minnesota had a great year. Tau was M o n t h " sttengthens the ties w i t h i n the
with a successful formal rush, and the one o f two sororities to achieve quota Greek system and alerts the community
chapter was one o f the few sororities plus one. This makes Tau the largest of their exceptional service.
which met quota. house on campus. Tau fully implement-
ed the BRIDGES program with the fall Zeta women are continuing to excel
In October, Pi Delta paired up with New Members. in all areas on campus and in the com-
Phi Delta Theta to participate in munity. Specific accomplishments
Homecoming Week Activities. A t the After an intense rush, the chapter include: Lara Duda, Panhellenic
end o f the month, Pi Delta celebrated was pleased w i t h their decision not to Treasurer; Sheri Cross, Diamond Jubilee
their 70th Anniversary on the University participate in H o m e c o m i n g . This was Scholarship winner; Tracy Nyffeler, A n n
o f Maryland campus. Initiation was held decided in order to focus more on acade- Broyhill, Erin Grosshans, and Danya
in November, and thirty-four New mics and sisterhood. Tau proved they Boyer studied at O x f o r d this past sum-
Members became Members. The mem- made the right decision. mer.

bers participated in several community The Tau chapter is very p r o u d o f The Zeta chapter also earned first
their sisters' personal achievements. place position in flag football and trav-
projects this year, i n c l u d i n g the Robin Davis, Angela Frietag, Sara Jaros, eled to New Otleans fot the champi-
and Eve Overland were chosen to be on onship tournament with other collegiate
Panhellenic AdoptASchool program. the University's Varsity Cheerleader teams.
Squad. Sarah Pearman is the only volley-
Individual accomplishments - reported by Elizabeth Griner

include: Kelly Bassett, 1994 Perry

Award; Heather Fredrick, Student

C o o r d i n a t o r o f O r i e n t a t i o n f o r the ball player in history at the University of

Spring 1995 33

lenic scholarship, first place in

Panhellenic cooperation, and second

place in Panhellenic intramural sports.

Members ended the year w i t h the annual

Mother-Daughter Banquet. Tau

Omicron members and their mothers

enjoyed reviewing all of the chapters

accomplishments during the last year.

Individual chapter accomplishments

include: Kathy Drewry, Greek Woman

o f the Year; Penny Pritchett, Order o f

Omega President; Melanie Foley, First

Place i n Miss Tennessee Pageant;Cherie

Gillepsie, Student Government

Association President.

A O I I was also very busy participat-

ing in many philanthropic projects.

Among these were "TrickorTreat" for the

Arthritis Foundation, Special Olympics,

Adopt-A-Grandparent, and Adopt-A-

Tau Omicron (University of Tennessee at Martin) members at the Greekfest "Steppin" competition. Tau Highway. Other activities were a D A R E
Omicron receivedfirst place. carwash with the Martin Police
Department, an Easter egg hunt w i t h
University of Nebraska i n c l u d i n g at least one representative Alpha Tau Omega, and a Christmas
Phi Siotna ^^ eac party for underprivileged children with
rom Sigma New Member class Alpha Gamma Rho.

over the last 25 years. - reported by Julie Sinclair

T1- ihe rr>ri u• cS~igma c1hapter ailumnae - reported b'y M o l l y' Schroeder
r

and collegians celebrated the chapter's University of Toledo
25th anniversary on the third weekend Theta Psi
of October. The weekend started o f f

with a casual gathering on Friday night.

Many alumnae used this opportunity to O n November 12, 1994, 189 peo-
get to know each other again, meet other
members, and take lots o f pictures. ple gathered at The Sylvania C o u n t r y

T h a t weekend was also Club to celebrate the 50th anniversary o f
Homecoming weekend, so Saturday was
filled w i t h activities for members. Phi Theta Psi Chapter.
Sigma was honored to have one o f their
collegiate members, A m y Riddle, serve Theta Psi was established at the
on the Homecoming Court. After the
parade, alumnae were invited to an open University of Toledo on November 11,
house at which collegiate members gave
tours of our new housing. 1944, the first A O I I chapter to be

The weekend culminated at the Three generations of Phi Sigma's: Ashli S. Holsten installed after the outbreak of World
Rose Banquet, w h i c h was held on ('89), Susan E. Holsten ('69), and Kenzie M. War I I . Formerly a local sorority, Phi
Saturday night. A t the banquet, Linda Holsten ('94). Theta Psi's a f f i l i a t i o n w i t h Alpha
Mansur, Region V I I Public Relations
Officer, presented Phi Sigma chapter Omicron Pi made it the second national
with a silver plate in commemoration of
their 25th anniversary as a gift f r o m the University of Tennessee at sorority on the University o f Toledo
Regional Directors. Martin campus, following the installation of C h i

Joyce Strout, President o f Phi Tau Omicron Omega by one week.
Sigma's charter class, and Ginger Banks, Fifty-five women were initiated as
Past I n t e r n a t i o n a l President, were
keynote speakers at the banquet. The The Tau Omicron Chapter at the collegiate and alumnae members of
Rose Banquet was attended by 220 University o f Tennessee at M a r t i n has Alpha O m i c r o n Pi. O u t o f those fifty-
many accomplishments during 1994. five women, fourteen attended the cele-
alumnae and collegiate members, The year began w i t h Tau Omicron's bration. Members traveled from
34 annual "Rose Bowl". A O I I was proud to California, Florida, and Alaska to partic-
host this academic competition which ipate in this event.
encourages Greek involvement.
The day began w i t h an Open
D u r i n g the spring semester Tau House at the A O I I house on campus.
O m i c r o n received several awards. This was quite a treat for the alumnae
Among these were first place in panhel- members as the Greek system has only
had residential housing since 1990.

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Campus tours were given to show off the February, the chapter held AOPride volunteered at the organization's annual
many new facilities on campus as well. Week, celebrating 79 continuous years at "Jingle Bell Run".
the University of Washington.
The evening began by giving 136 - reported by Alexis Babcock
Theta Psi sisters and their guests time to Upsilon was honored to receive the
renew old friendships, look through old Panhellenic Pursuit o f Excellence Award, University of Alabama-
scrapbooks, and reminisce. Following a placing second out o f all 18 sororities on Birmingham
dinner, the Collegiate chapter recognized campus. The chapter also held their Zeta Pi
all past chapters presidents,chapter advis- annual philanthropy tennis tourna-
ers, alumnae and collegiate Panhellenic ment," Court Bash", in May. Court Members o f Zeta Pi at the
Presidents, members with regional and Bash, in its third year, continued to grow University of Alabama-Birmingham
international involvement, Rose Award w i t h 55 teams participating. All proceeds report a very productive year. The chap-
Winners, and the charter members. The went to the Arthritis Fondation. ter excelled during Spring and Fall Rush
charter members were presented with and reached quota with 32 New
roses and 50-year membership pins. After a relaxing summer, members Members all together. During the fall,
headed back for Pre-rush and Rush, Zeta Pi reported that their " 6th Annual
Region I V Vice President, Renee where the chapter greatly improved their Casino Night" raised more money than
S m i t h , was the keynote speaker. The sisterhood and house unity. A t the con- the previous years. Over the holiday
program ended w i t h all the sisters o f clusion of Rush, Upsilon and their New break, 20 members went on a cruise to
Theta Psi joining hands for the Epsilon Members headed for Whidbey Island for the Bahamas on the Carnival Fantasy.
Song. Music f r o m the past five-decades a weekend retreat at Fort Casey.
was provided for listening and dancing The chapter thanks their A A C and
afterwards. The chapter participated in the especially Kay Jones, Regional Director
Greek Homecoming competition and Region V I , for the hard work they have
- reported by Beverly Kirby held their annual reception for alumnae. given to Zeta Pi.
The chapter sponsored a "Halloween
University of Washington Candy Gram Sale" to residence halls and Chapter members were presented
Upsilon outstanding awards during the year.
Zeta Pi member Kelly Wright (left) was selected as Those awards include: Greek Week-Top
Upsilon members participated in a Miss UAB and Christi Crocker was chosen as 1 st Sorority, First Place Step Sing, first place
wide variety of activities. They included Greek Games, first place i n "Castle o f
various internships, volunteering at area Alternate during the UAB Homecoming. Cans", and two members on the
hospitals, and being members i n several Homecoming court.
honor societies. The honor societies are 1
Phi Eta, Golden Key, Order o f Omega, Member, Kelly Wright, was selected
and Pi O m i c r o n Sigma. Members also Miss U A B , and Christi Crocker was
served on the A S U W Governance selected first alternate. A t the Greek
Committee, assisted w i t h the Greek Banquet many of the chapter members
newspaper, and were leaders at local reli- were recognized for outstanding grades.
gious organizations. The chapter was presented the
"Outstanding Sportsmanship Award"
Bev Townsend, Region I X Vice and "Outstanding Intramural Athletic
President, was the keynote speaker f o r Award. Kelly W r i g h t was also elected
their Founder's Day celebration. In "Greek Woman o f the Year". Four out o f
13 Order o f Omega members are A O I I s .

- reported by Deanna Rowland

University of Toronto
Beta Tau

Zeta (University of Nebraska-Li coin) members Tari Loeske and Erica Peterson present representatives Local Toronto television stations
from Alpha Phi with the AOII Pick of the Month award. broadcast the A O I I / Z e t a Psi Christmas
party for underpriviledged children.
Aside for making a turkey dinner with
all the trimmings, less fortunate children
f r o m Toronto's Regent Park area spent a
winter afternoon opening gifts, singing,
and playing.

The chapter held a fund-raiser
called " A O I I Apple Pie Day". This chap-

Spring 1995 35

Wagner College
Theta Pi

Theta Pi Chapter at Wagner

College had an exciting fall semester.

The month of September began with

Christine Fiorito becoming

Homecoming Queen 1994. Over the

next month, the sisters worked diligently

in preparation for the float w h i c h was

entitled, "Muffet Fights Back". The float

placed second overall in Homecoming.

Beta Tau (University of Toronto) chapter members relax in their chapter house while sporting their For Halloween, Theta Pi organized
a "Secret Pumpkin Sale" w i t h orange car-
"AOn Apple Pie Day" t-shirts. nations displayed for purchase. Kathy
Kendall, member, helped with the fund-
ter made home-bake apple pies and sold Run/Walk for Arthritis, and sponsored a raiser by wearing a p u m p k i n costume
and singing goblin songs.
them on 24 Madison Avenue in Toronto. Christmas Party for 30 underprivileged
Theta Pi's Scholarship Committee
The chapters ongoing project was volun- children. was pleased to announce that more than
two-thirds o f the sisters obtained a 3.0 or
teering for gift wrapping at the local chil- -reported by Carrie Heintschel better in the spring semester o f 1994.

dren's charity. University of Wisconsin- T h e chapter is excited that they
River Falls have a Alumnae Advisory Committee
Individual accomplishments and Chapter Adviser, Julie Rombola.
Kappa Sigma Theta Pi congratulates all their new offi-
include: Alexandria Czartary, President cers and thanks the outgoing officers.

of Student Alumni Association; Nancy - reported by Christine Pedi

Mauro, Honorable Mention from the The second year o f Kappa Sigma

B o o k s i n Canada S t u d e n t W r i t i n g Chapter at the University o f Wisconsin-

Awards; Aphrodite Sahlas, chosen volun- River Falls has been a great learning
teer to w o r k at a Girls Guides W o r l d experience and very rewarding. Along
Centre at Sangram i n Pune, India. w i t h the R u n / W a l k f o r the Roses and

- reported by Aphrodite Sahlas Adopt-a-Park, Kappa Sigma also babysat West Virginia University
for an area Women's shelter and for the Sigma Alpha
University of Texas- Mom's o f River Falls Club. Due to the
San Antonia success, these will be ongoing projects. The sisters o f Sigma Alpha at West
Virginia University began their year w i t h
Upsilon Lambda great enthusiasm. The chapter won the
intramural volleyball championship with
W i t h the help o f our chapter consultant, member, Tara Giannone, receiving most
valuable player.
Upsilon Lambda had a busy and RRO and a few members of Iota Sigma,
In December, Beta Theta Pi
exciting 1994. The big event for Spring along w i t h our spirit, we were able to Fraternity invited Sigma Alpha to help
support their philanthropy. A Christmas
was our 3 r d A n n u a l Bachelor A u c t i o n increase our current membership which party was given to benefit the underpriv-
ileged children.
w h i c h raised over $1,000 f o r the will take the place of our graduating
Individual accomplishments include
Arthritis Foundation. We also got the seniors. Having others there was benefi- officers of Rho Lambda Greek Honorary
at West Virginia University that are all
chance to show o f f our numerous talents cial to us. Alpha Omicron Pi. Congratulations to:
Samantha Young, President; Tasha
by placing first in Greek Week. Also this past fall we visited Iota Keller, Vice President; Maureen Carr,
Secretary; and Jennifer Inzano, Treasurer.
We took a little time to slow down Sigma at the Iowa State University for Beth Wein was also elected as Fouth Vice
President o f Panhellenic Council.
and relax by having Spring Retreat, lake- our New Member Retreat. I t brought us
- reported by Michelle Roberts
side. The semester was topped o f f w i t h closer locally and nationally.

an elegant Roseball at the St. Anthony Kappa Sigma is p r o u d o f L o r i

Hotel i n San Antonio. Seven members B o d a r t f o r b e i n g c r o w n e d W i n t e r

attended Leadership Conference i n St. Carnival Queen, Jenny Bergmann for

L o u i s where we received a Rush being named Greek Week Goddess run-

Excellence Award. ner-up and Janet Karl for being named

T h e f a l l semester b r o u g h t new Northern Area Mid-America Panhellenic

enthusiasm to the chapter w i t h C A Council Association Vice President and

Christee Anderson and RD Julie winning Region VII's Collegiate
Efferson. We also participated i n Leadership Award. Also Roxanne Cilek

Upsilon Lambdas Sweet 16 Birthday cel- and Casi Mickelson for being inducted

ebration, Trick or Treat for the Arthritis into Order o f Omega.

Foundation, the 5K Jingle Bell -reported by Megan Boehm

36 To Dragma

UMNAE CHAPTER NEWS

Anchorage, AK Anchorage area AOTls and The entire Diablo Valley
Linda Wickwat, RD (R) at their
"North to the Future" is the motto o f formal installation. Alumnae Chapter has been
the 49th, and largest (sorry Texas!) state
i n the US, w h i c h is fitting since the Additionally, the involved in the local
future of the Alaska Alumnae Colony
took a terrific turn this fall. O n August Anchorage Area Alums are Panhellenic luncheon and
3 0 , seventeen Anchorage and surround-
ing area AOris had a lovely time at for- proud of member Patricia fashion show which raises
mal installation into official Alumnae
Chapter status at O'Malley's O n The Marlow, Tau Gamma, who money for scholarships for
Green restaurant.
competed and won the high school girls.
Regional Director Linda Wickswat
title of Miss Alaska in potluck supper with a Mexican theme in
made the long trip from Washington September. In addition to discussing the
State and presided over the installation, June, 1994, and went on year's program, they heard glowing
Sally Janis, the original group organizer accounts from the four members who
and President; Debby Foster, Colony to represent our state i n had attended the Region X Leadership
President and Melissa Addams, new Conference.
Alumnae President, were all honored for the Miss America Pageant
their hard work and contributions. T h e next meeting was held on a
Current and new members alike had a in September. Tricia was Saturday (to accommodate working
wonderful time. A brick was purchased members) in October and was well
for the Inspiration Walkway at head- one o f seven nominees o f attended. Members shared conversation,
quarters to commemorate the event, information, and fellowship while enjoy-
Linda was able to stay in Anchorage for the 50 contestants for the ing a potluck salad lunch. The event was
several days and took i n some o f the held at the home o f A n n Hicks who
local sights, shopping, and even the Fruit of the Loom unexpectedly f o u n d that she could not
Alaska State Fair. be there. Now, many AOIls are eager to
"Quality o f Life" Award for her work in meet their "mystery hostess" w i t h the
In September, a fall business meeting lovely home.
and wine and cheese party was held at teen pregnancy prevention.
the home o f Donna Gavac to plan the Three members represent the chapter
upcoming year's events. Some o f our Congratulations and Roses to Patricia in the local Panhellenic organization.
goals include creating a newsletter and The entire chapter got involved in the
new directory o f all area alumnae. Marlow! Panhellenic luncheon and fashion show
Upcoming events include a Founders' to raise money for awards to local high
Day Celebration potluck luncheon, - Melissa Addams school girls. Claudia Sampson, chapter
planned for February 4 at the home o f president, was one o f the models in the
Rae Kozlowski. Athens, GA show and did a grand job.

It was just a year ago that the Athens A theater party is planned for spring,
Alumnae Chapter reorganized, and members are looking forward to the
International Convention in Scottsdale,
D u r i n g the year, members met for Arizona, in June.
lunch, welcomed seniors from Lambda
Sigma ( U . o f Georgia) into alumnae sta- -Dorothy Garber
tus, had a I l O A party in the summer,
and helped with rush at Lambda Sigma Macomb County, MI
in the fall. Several chapter members are
Macomb County Alumnae President
advisers for Lambda Sigma and others Gina Krupa Shaw, Phi Lambda, accom-
serve on the corporation board, panied by Joanne Nelson Nowak, Beta
Gamma, and Nancy Moyer McCain,
In August, chapter members enjoyed a
visit from Kathy Arn, the alumnae
Regional Director,

-Christy Chambers

Diablo Valley, CA

Members of the Diablo Valley

Alumnae Chapter convened for a

Spring 1995 37

Rho, represented the chapter at the 1994 Marilou Tomblin (left) and Edie Ramsey hold Alumnae Chapter's year, Co-presidents
Region I V Leadetship Conference in up roses at the November meeting of the Patsy Anderson and Mary A n n Jenkins
Dayton, Ohio. Highlight of the weekend Monterey County Alumnae Chapter. h o n o r e d the staff at I n t e r n a t i o n a l
was the Rose Banquet when chaptets Headquarters by delivering a cake. It was
were presented with citations for their Alumnae Chapter have formed a lasting presented in appreciation fot all they
achievements during 1993-94. The community of good friends and life-long have done and continue to do to support
Macomb County Alumnae Chapter supporters. The chapter draws from over the chapter.
received three awards: a Certificate o f 10 zip code areas and one member,
Achievement recognizing the chapter's Evelyn Peterson, comes f r o m King City In September, the annual kick-off
all-around excellence; an award from the to the chapter meetings on the Monterey p o t l u c k d i n n e r was held. D u r i n g the
Centennial Celebtation Committee Peninsula. M a n y o f the members have organizational meeting, Patsy Anderson
acknowledging Macomb's support of k n o w n each other more than 50 years had wonderful news to report. As the
plans and projects related to the 1997 and were members o f the long extinct chapter's representative to last summer's
celebration to commemorate AOlTs first Lambda Chapter at Stanford U . Region V Leadership Conference, she
100 years; and a Foundation award not- brought home the following awards:
ing the chapter's contributions to the Chapter meetings for 1994 included AOn Certificate of Achievement for
Foundation's five funds. Howevet, f o r two events. I n January, chapter members Chapter Operations, Foundation
met at the Monterey Maritime Museum Certificate of Appreciation, Centennial
The Macomb County which features the Allen Knight Certificate of Appreciation, Most
Collection. They wete given a knowl- Improved Alumnae Chapter, Most
Alumnae Chapter received edgeable tour by James Wright, retiring Outstanding Public Relations, Most
executive director, and husband o f mem- Outstanding Alumnae Programming,
three awards at the Region ber Beth Wright. Afterward, the group and Outstanding Increase in
had dinner at a restaurant overlooking Membership. Everyone was thrilled!
I V Leadership Conference Monterey Bay.
In October, 25 members o f the Day
last June. In March, the chapter installed officers Group met for lunch at the home o f D i r l
at a l u n c h at the home o f M a r i l o u Wilson.
the Macomb delegates, the most won- Tomblin on Carmel Bay. July's event was
derful moment was the presentation o f a the annual summer potluck which was The annual holiday ornament
Presidential Citation to Joanne Nowak attended by husbands and Gloria exchange was held i n November at
for her steadfast and exemplary service to Knickerbocker's daughter Gloria, who Headquarters. The following month,
Beta Gamma Chapter (Michigan State was visiting. The potluck was held at the alumnae gathered at the N u Omicron
U.) and its corporation. Best o f all, an Corral de Tierra Recreation Center near house (Vanderbilt U.) for a lively
overwhelmed Jo was there to accept this the condominium home of Clare and Christmas cookie swap.
honor. Jack Riggs. I n September, members
enjoyed a lunch cooked by Joanne January once again brought a flurry o f
During the summer, Macomb alum- Honegger at the home o f M a r i l o u activity surrounding rush at Vanderbilt
nae met twice to plan activities for the Tomblin. U. Meaghen Cooper organized the
1994-95 year which marks the chapter's alumnae to provide several meals, as well
25th anniversary. "Keep your tie with In rhe fall, more meetings were held as other behind-the-scenes assistance.
AOn" was selected as the theme for the on Satutdays to accommodate new
year, and each o f the ten meetings is to members. The first Saturday meeting Alumnae and N u Omicron collegians
emphasize a special tie to AOFI. was held at an Italian restaurant i n will celebrate Founders' Day together in
November. Regional Director Sandy February. M a r i a n n e B l a c k w e l l has
The chapter is particularly pleased to Thompson attended and spoke about planned a luncheon at H i l l w o o d
extend the A O I I tie of friendship to two AOlTs plans for the Centennial. Country Club. Collegians will model
new members, Kyra Hilton Hickey, fashions from Talbots.
Kappa Rho, and Janet Nonemacher The group extends a special invitation
Johnson, Omega. to visitors and new members. In March, at the always-popular

In November, "AOlTs Tie with -Marilou Tomblin The Nashville Alumnae
Philanthropy," Macomb's annual
Christmas auction, raised $1412 to be Nashville, TN Chapter celebrated
divided among AOn philanthropies and
local charities. At the beginning of the Nashville Founders' Day with

Macomb alumnae look forward to the collegians from N u
second half of their silver anniversary
year when they will formally celebrate Omicron in February.
the chapter's 25 th anniversary.
Panhellenic luncheon /fashionshow/
-Nancy Moyer McCain silent auction, the AOn Alumnae
Chapter will present its "Greek Woman
Monterey County, CA of the Year" award to Mary A n n Jenkins.

Members of the Monterey County

38 To Dragma

Nashville Alumnae Chapter members Avery Wilson, Liz Gottlieb, Jennifer Murphy, and Lina Ashley at Club. Jacqueline Gill, Zeta (U. of
the December Cookie Swap. Nebraska), was honored as a 50-year
member. A n award was given to Julie
Other spring activities will include a demonstration from a local cookbook Schrepf, Zeta, for her service to Child
Day Group luncheon, N u Omicron author. Saving Institute. A Certificate of
induction ceremony and dessert for Achievement was presented to Christina
seniors, Survival Basket annual f u n d - Anyone in the Northern Kentucky Geiger. Lu Clinton, Zeta, founder o f
raiser, and a couples evening with barbe- area is invited to j o i n the chapter. For Sugar Spoon Cheesecake, Inc. which
cue and line dancing lessons. more information, please contact Coleen sells its product nationally, was the moti-
Klensch at (606) 341-5819. vational speaker. Ms. Clinton is current-
-Jane R. Crump ly a partner in Marketing Connection
-Coleen Cahill Klensch and is a member o f the Lincoln Alumnae
Chapter.
Northern Kentucky Omaha, NE
The Omaha Alumnae Chapter will be
The 1994-1995 year for the Northern A Sunday Supper with Zeta seniors i n finishing the year with meetings on per-
Kentucky Alumnae Chapter is o f f to a September kicked o f f the year for the sonal safety, gardening tips, and a salad
great start. The fall kick-off meeting was Omaha Alumnae Chapter. Career supper for new initiates.
held at Larosa's in September w i t h many N e t w o r k i n g was the topic o f i n f o r m a l
members returning f r o m last year and discussion as the seniors reported o n -Kim Carter
two new members. In October, the their post-graduation career wishes, and
chapter toured Haute Chocolate, Inc. the alumnae gave realistic tips on inter- Ottawa, Ontario
where speciality chocolate products are
made. The chapter learned about the dif- The Omaha Alumnae T h e O t t a w a A l u m n a e Chapter has
ferent types o f chocolate and was able to had a lot to celebrate recently. As o f
taste many varieties o f chocolates. I n Chapter celebrated its 1993, an AOn alumnae group had been
December, Founders' Day was celebrated meeting in Ottawa for 35 years. I n
w i t h a luncheon at S u m m i t Hills 75th Anniversary during September, 1994, chapter members cele-
Country Club. Members brought toys to brated the 25th anniversary as a char-
donate to Be-Concerned, Inc., in Founders' Day in tered alumnae chapter.
Covington, KY. Also this year, members
have been donating their time on the February. The chapter's programming continues
second Saturdays o f each month at Be- to be varied to meet the needs and inter-
Concerned, which helps low income viewing, resume writing, and contacts. ests o f members, who range in age f r o m
individuals and families meet their food, A brunch at the home o f Sherly recent graduates to 60-year members. A
home and clothing needs. The time few o f the members' favorite programs
spent there has been r e w a r d i n g and H a m i l t o n was held in October where a are carried over f r o m year to year. One o f
greatly appreciated. Personal Item Shower was given for the these is the skating party, which started
residents o f U T A Halee Girls Village-a as a couples event but has now become a
O t h e r events are planned f o r the care facility for 14 to 17-year-old girls family gathering.
remainder o f the year. I n January, the w i t h severe emotional needs.
chapter plans to visit Montgomery Inn A t least two programs a year are infor-
Boathouse on the river for dinner. In January 26, 1995, marked the 75th mative in some way. Last year's programs
February, plans are made to see a movie anniversary o f the alumnae chapter. A included a session on identifying "per-
at the Lidner O m n i m a x Theatre. I n celebration was held for Founders' Day sonality types" using the Myers-Briggs
March, a visit to the Krohn February 11, at Happy Hollow Country Inventory, during which members
Conservatory for its Spring Flower Show gained some interesting insights into
is planned with lunch included. In April, their psychological preferences. Another
the chapter is going to have a cooking session was about networking, w h i c h
proved to be a great topic for the chap-
ter's program "Welcoming Seniors to
Alumnae Status." In May, members
enjoyed a Garden and Houseplant
Exchange during which they busied
themselves identifying and trading
plants.

This year, the chapter has continued
its mix o f old favorites and informative
new programs. It has proven to be a suc-
cessful formula the chapter received its
t h i r d Certificate o f Achievement at
Leadership Conference last June.

-M.J. Jacobsen

Piedmont, NC

The Piedmont Alumnae Chapter was
in f u l l swing throughout the close o f

Spring 1995 39

1994 and continues into 1995. I t was pleted, the AOris returned to the kitchen interested in joining the Piedmont
one o f the chapter's strongest years ever and learned that dinner was not finished Alumnae Chapter may contact Kate
in membership involvement with activi- and a drain was clogged. ( N o t e : the Crawford at (910) 538-0830.
ties ranging from barbecues to baskets. It EIOAs in the kitchen was a cooking faux
was a wonderful experience to have the pas!) -Lisa Wolff

The Piedmont Alumnae Following a quiet summer o f rest and Reading, PA Area Colony
Chapter members activi- relaxation, members returned to theif
ties range from barbecues normal meeting schedule in October An organization tea held at the Penn
to baskets, one of their when they went to Kate's house for an State Berks Campus Janssen Conference
evening o f pumpkin carving. Guests at Center on May 14, 1994, marked the
strongest years yet in the October meeting included Jennifer first meeting of the Reading Area
member involvment. Schneider and Elizabeth Parker. Alumnae Colony. Since May, the colony
has been very busy w i t h a variety o f
graduating seniors from Epsilon C h i at November's meeting brought those activities. Colony members held a suc-
Elon College attend the June end-of-the- AOris tips on cooking delicious soups cessful clothing drive in September. A l l
year barbecue hosted by Alumnae while participating in a wine tasting at
Chapter President Kate Crawford. The Cook's Corner located in Greensboro, Reading Area Alumnae Colony at an organization
chapter's favorite FIOAs were invited to N C . (Note: maybe the POAs should tea held at Penn State in May 1994, marking its
cook dinnet while alumnae members have gone instead!) first meeting.
initiated the Elon graduates into alum-
nae status. Once the ceremony was com- "Deserrs, Deserts and More Deserts'' clothing was donated to the Hospitals
topped o f f the close o f 1994 at the Thrift Shop in Reading. A collection of
JIM Desertery in Greensboro. The ornament toiletries and personal care items were
auction was the main event o f the delivered to the Berks Women in Crisis
1 A) 4 evening, raising over $150, a portion o f shelter.
which was donated to a Hospice Camp
in North Carolina. Othet meetings have been held for sis-
ters to become better acquainted. Fund-
Spring marks the beginning o f new raisers have helped build up the treasury.
growth and the Piedmont Chapter hopes A Founders' Day celebration was held at
to accomplish this by recruiting new the home o f Elinor Kennedy where a
members. Planned activities include potluck and Christmas ornament
"Entettaining Exam Treats'' and com- exchange were part of the festivities.
pleting the "AOflie Cookbook." Anyone Participating in a flea market is planned
for spring. T h e colony members are
B*MttfN excited about working toward becoming
a chapter and are happy to have A O I I
TLJIIJ-'OMUIM av iiMwuim. ^ ^ ^ M M back in their lives. I f you live i n or
around the Reading area and would like
to be a part o f the colony, please contact
Del Miskie at (610) 796-0490.

-Del Miskie

Members of the Philadelphia Area Alumnae Chapter participated in the Jingle Bell Walk for Arthritis. San Antonio, TX
Participants (left to right) were: Michelc Raybin (Nu Omicron), Susan Cha (Beta Delta), Amy Stasko
(Epsilon Alpha), Amy Hoffstetter (Tau Lambda), and Lisa Kampf (Tau Lambda). A l t h o u g h the San A n t o n i o chaptet
recently celebrated its 50th anniversary,
it has just completed several months o f
regrouping and membership growth.
Spurred by President Christee Anderson,
the alumnae chapter began reorganizing
at a preliminary meeting in August.
Together, the group planned a busy fall

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schedule which balanced social and phil- The San Fernando Connecticut Alumnae Chapter are hard
anthropic events while providing sup- at work building the chapter's member-
port to the Upsilon Lambda chapter. In Alumnae Chapter helped ship and sponsoring new events. This
addition to participating in several colle- past December they had a terrific
giate activities, members organized an raise $2,000 for the Los Founders' Day Auction and Luncheon.
October date night and a Christmas din- The auction of various crafts, holiday
ner party where A O I l s mingled among Angeles Philharmonic and decorations, and food raised money for
their husbands and boyfriends. The the Ruby Fund.
members also participated in a Jingle it's allied programs.
Bell Run for Arthritis Research and This year, members decided to take
sponsored an Angel tree for a needy fam- event. Members raised $2,000 for the advantage o f the close proximity o f New
ily in San Antonio. York City by planning two theater out-
Philharmonic and its allied programs. ings. They hope the weather will cooper-
In early January, the group held a fan- ate! A third theater trip will be closer to
tastic Founders' Day brunch with atten- Chapter members also participated in home when the group attends "All in the
dance by Alumnae Region V I I I Director Family," a play being presented by the
Patti Dowie and also former this year's Arthritis Telethon by working New Canaan Town Players.
International President Ginger Banks
who gave the keynote address. as phone bank operators and being i n Carol H o w a r d has been w o r k i n g
Reminded o f our Founders' ideals, the closely with the Fairfield Panhellenic
brunch proved to be inspirational to the studio audience. Association, contacting A O n area colle-
gians about the scholarship offered by
San Antonio Alumnae Chapter. Pictured (left The chapter prides itself on its diversi- the association. The Panhellenic associa-
to right) Katrina Adkins, Patti Dowie, Ginger t i o n has p l a n n e d a c h a r i t y event i n
Banks (Past International President), Christie fied membership, which ranges f r o m a March which brings in an author to
Anderson, Stephanie Rendon. speak to the area Greeks. It is a great
Past I n t e r n a t i o n a l President ( N o r m a time to catch up with other sororities in
both alumnae and collegiate members. the area. Carol is also hosting a book
With strengthened membership, the Ackel), International Standing club meeting on the mystery Before and
After.
alumnae chapter looks forward to an Committee Chair - Collegiate
active spring season. U p c o m i n g events Alice Smith will once again host the
include a kiss your I l O A party, a moth- Programming (Phyllis Gilson), to a groups annual summer picnic which
er-daughter tea, and a garage sale f u n d - includes a croquet match. This year, the
raiser. W i t h o u t a doubt, the San Antonio recently initiated associate member chapter will be inviting all the area colle-
chapter is bound for continued f u n and gians.
success. (Nicole Rosenfeldt). There are many
-Karen Lyons
other women who have been successful
Southern Orange County, CA
in a wide array o f activities in communi-
Southern Orange County Alumnae
ty and public life such as Mary "Mitzie" Chapter's traditions and sense o f sister-
hood remain strong this year.
Meek-Museum Owner/Curator,
Members o f the chapter assisted
Annalisa Korobkin, Coordinator of

Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles

Philharmonic.

-Kari Kjontvedt

Southern Connecticut, CT

Me o f Southern

San Fernando Valley, CA Southern Connecticutt Alumnae Chapter at the 1994 Founders Day Luncheon/Auction. Pictured (left to
right) Top Row: Gloria Elliott, Jackie Niedermeier, Jeanne Fuller, Norma Lewis, Carol Howard, Kimberly
During the past year, members o f the Hodson. and Eleanor Furney. Bottom Row: Nancy Watson, Cathy Carter, Dorothy Osier, and Alice
San Fernando Valley Alumnae Chapter Smith.
have busied themselves i n a variety o f
charitable ways. They have had active
communication and interaction with the
collegiate chapters in the region by send-
ing letters o f encouragement, serving as
alumnae rush support, and sending gifts
to all the New Members. Supporting
collegiate chapters has been a priority.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic was
the site o f the San Fernando Valley
Alumnae Chapter's latest philanthropic

Spring 1995 41

Lambda Beta Chapter during rush by son w h o was tragically killed i n New The October meeting united family
preparing lunch for the collegians. York this past summer. members at a local metropark with an
Another fall event was a welcome-back Oktoberfest celebration. Bratwurst,
l u n c h at M a r y Jedynak's home i n A Christmas party, chaired by Angela franks, and typical German dishes were
September. Walker, was a f u n time for sisters and eaten. The children's activities included a
their "significant others'' to gather and costumed storyteller who told stories
The successful holiday boutique, enjoy the traditional gift exchange and f r o m Grimms' Fairy Tales.
which was co-chaired by Jamison Corkle cuisine from around the wotld.
and Monica Zepeda, followed many f u n The next meeting was an English auc-
workshops held at Blanche Chilcote's Members braved torrential rains in t i o n . T h e auction is an annual event
home during the summer and fall. January to hear a great speaker on " H o w whete crafts, baked goods, and white ele-
Treasurer Barbara Goll was busy collect- to negotiate your own car deal and still phant items, donated by members, are
ing over $5,000 during the silent auc- remain a lady." Karen Adler chaired this sold to the highest bidder. This event
tion, regular auction, raffle, and bou- program. raised nearly $1,100.
tique table. A delectable b r u n c h was
served to guests at the boutique. Members carpooled to Founders' Day The search for Stella next took mem-
at the Port o f Los Angeles. The Chapter bers to the capital o f Russia i n
The boutique is the chapter's primary Appreciation award was given to Monica December. This holiday gathering fea-
fund-raising activity, but Carin Adler Zepeda and the Ruth McFadden award tured punch, Russian hors d'oeuvres,
also collected funds f r o m the sale o f was given by last year's recipient, P. J. and desserts. Members donated food to a
Entertainment Books. In addition to Clay, to Jamie Corkel. needy family and participated i n a phil-
supporting all AOn Foundation funds, anthropic project for a local hospital
the chapter provides financial aid each In February, chapter members children's ward.
observed their traditional "Ladies Night
Gini Hollywood and Jamison Corbie work on Out." In March members enjoyed a boat Members began the new year back in
Christmas displays at the Holiday Boutique harbor cruise. I n April they had "Tea at the states to celebrate Founders' Day
Auction and Brunch for South Orange County the Ritz," which was arranged by Angela with the collegiate chapters from the U .
Alumnae Chapter. Walker who is employed by the Ritz- of Toledo and Bowling Green State U .
Carlton Hotel. As spring approaches, the group's travels
year to the collegiate chapters at Long will take them to Tokyo where the guest
Beach, San Diego, N o r t h e r n Arizona, - M a r y Leigh Blek speaker is a martial arts expert who will
and Cal Poly. Human Options, a home instruct members in self defense tactics.
for battered women and their children, Toledo Area, OH It is then on to Greece where members
receives financial help and personal arti- will invite a Panhellenic friend to meet at
cles and clothing f r o m the chapter. The The Toledo Area Alumnae Chapter the Toledo Museum of Art for a tour
chapter also makes a donation to the began the 1994-95 year by keeping its and luncheon. In April, the group will
Orange County Arthritis Foundation. tradition of ptogtamming with a theme. travel to Latin America where they will
Members have established a Chilcote The theme for this year is "Where in the decorate t-shirts with a south-of-the-bor-
Scholarship to be offered each year to an W o r l d is Stella George Stern Perry?" der flair. The world search for Stella will
A O n undergraduate or graduate student Each meeting captutes the spirit o f the conclude in May in Italy. An Italian wine
f r o m Region X . This year a large dona- founders as members travel around the tasting presentation will take place at the
t i o n was made to the M a t t h e w Blek globe highlighting different countries meeting as hostesses provide a sampling
Scholarship Fund. He was a member's with programs, dining on exotic cuisine, of Italian cuisine.
and enjoying f u n times w i t h AOn sis-
ters. Toledo Area Alumnae were honored to
receive the Most Improved Alumnae
The chaptet's seatch for Stella began Chapter award at the Region I V
in September when members visited the Leadetship Conference last summer.
"land down under," Australia. The meet-
ing was held at a member's home where -Jodi Przeslawski
a light Aussie supper was eaten "out-
back" in her garden. Tulsa, OK

The Toledo Area Alumnae The Tulsa Alumnae Chapter began the
1994-95 year w i t h the annual member-
Chapter recieved the Most ship brunch hosted by Carol Barrow and
Tricia Eidson. A new member from New
Improved Alumnae York, Nancy Doud, was welcomed.

Chapter Award at the The chapter initiated a new fund-rais-
er i n October, a supper-bunco party,
Region I V Leadership which was successful and will become an
annual event.
Conference last summer.
Lindy Legener hosted the Christmas
party which featured a silent auction and
some intriguing work games.

Founders' Day was celebrated at the
home of Chapter President Karen
Ravenscroft.

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Future plans include a shower for the AOIl is proud of. . .(Gamma Omicron) (U. of Florida)
Domestic Violence Intervention service, To Alpha Omicron Pi:
a garage sale, and a picnic w i t h members'
"significant others." I am pleased to announce that your chapter here at the
University of Florida received recognition at the 47th Annual
—Carol Barrow Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and Black Greek Council Awards
Ceremony Specifically Amy Reardon was given the Marna V. Brady
Tuscaloosa, AL Scholarship award. This award is given to a Greek woman who has
shown overall commitment to her chapter and the Panhellenic system,
The Tuscaloosa Area Alumnae displays academic ability, and demonstrates financial need. Alpha
Chapter surpassed its goals for 1994! Omicron Pi was presented w i t h the Presidential Award for
The three main objectives for the chap- Improvement. This award is given to the chapter which has shown the
ter were to increase communication most improvement over the past year.
between the alumnae, strengthen ties
with the local collegiate A O n chapter, I hope that you will congratulate your chapter and recognize
and increase chapter membership. their efforts as contributing members of our Greek community. Here at
the University of Florida, we strive for excellence and certainly reward
The chapter was able to increase com- its attainment. . .
munication among the members by
sending out newsletters each month on -Shelli A. Herman,
bright colored paper and by personally Assistant Dean for Student Services/Greek Affairs
calling members to remind them of
meetings and activities. The chapter AOn is proud of. . .Lori Hart, RD V I (Delta Delta) (Auburn Un.)
strengthened its ties with the local colle- To International President Mary Williams:
giate chapter (Alpha Delta, U . of
Alabama) through several programs. The Do you remember how you felt when your college graduation
alumnae chapter gave a Seniors' date grew closer and closer? Anxious? Confused? Nervous? These are
Graduation party during AOn Seniors feelings I was experiencing up until November 11, 1994.
Week at the home o f Margaret Wilson.
Each alumna brought a small wrapped A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lori Hart,
gift. The seniors chose numbers f r o m a Regional Director of Region V I , at the Southeastern Panhellenic
grab bag and the alumnae presented Conference. At SEPC 1993, I had the opportunity to renew our ties,
them with the gift selected. During the and we have kept in touch ever since.
party, Alumnae Chapter President Gloria
Hamner stressed the importance o f stay- One day in October, I called Lori to discuss a seminar proposal
ing active in AOn long after graduation. for SEPC and we began discussing my plans upon graduation. She was
N o t only were the alumnae able to write quick to inform me of an excellent opportunity in Atlanta at a public
down the addresses o f the seniors who relations firm. This was not just another firm. . .it was a firm operated
would continue to live in Tuscaloosa, but by a sister by the name of Ms. Jenny N . Duffey of Duffey
they also showed the seniors that being Communications.
an alumna is f u n .
Lori, without hesitation, volunteered to place a phone call to Ms.
During rush, the alumnae chapter Duffey and offered me a place to stay, if given the opportunity to inter-
sponsored a late night pizza party and view.
helped to prepare the refreshments for
the different rush festivities. A t the end On November 11, 1994, I was given the opportunity to inter-
o f the fall semester, the alumnae chapter view for an internship. By the following Monday, Ms. Duffey called me
also provided "Exam Survival Packets" and my future was set, thanks to Alpha Omicron Pi.
for the collegiate members. I t was the
largest fund-raiser the chapter has had. Also, Ms. Williams, I wanted to make you aware of Lori's devo-
In December, the alumnae chapter tion to our sorority. Not only was Lori an outstanding collegian, but
worked in conjunction with the colle- she has continued her service to Alpha Omicron Pi through Panhellenic
giate chapter to collect and deliver pan- and by serving Region V I . Through our friendship, I have seen her
das, toys, and books to children i n the devotion and loyalty to the sorority run well into the late evening
Tuscaloosa hospital. hours.

For those reasons, I am proud to know Lori and call her a sister.
-Beth Hardy, Gamma Delta (U. of South Alabama)

Tuscaloosa Alumnae Wendy Wilkerson, Julie Alumnae chapter membership Lockwood, Gina Woods, Carol
Lockwood, and Gloria Hamner enjoy the Senior's increased and there was also an increase Williams, and Krista Poole are just a few
Graduation Party. in participation among the members. of the new recruits.
The chapter was fortunate to have sever-
Spring 1995 al active AOn alumnae move to or In July, the chapter had double the
return to the Tuscaloosa area. Mary Lynn f u n at a dessert p a r t y — R E C / M I F ses-
Hanily, Wynne Driskoll, Julie sion at the newly redecorated AOn
house on the U . o f Alabama campus.

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Each alumnae brought some sweets to A brainstorming session in September Cathy Adams-Davis. A few days later,
share. In October, the chapter sponsoted resulted in an incredible fun-filled sched- members met again for a post-Christmas
a basic life-saving course during which ule for chapter get-togethers which auction which had the theme, "One
members were certified to perform began in October with the "Fabulous AOri s j u n k is another AOlTs treasure."
C.P.R. W i t h an emphasis on sisterhood Fall Soiree." This "alumnae rush" event Alice Virga was host, and the event
and friendship, the Tuscaloosa Alumnae featuring fancy hors d'oeuvres, well- raised over $70.
Chapter looks forward to challenges i n crafted nametags, and informative
1995! brochures was a success as sisters f r o m —Cathy Davis
many years gone by and a new associate
-Julie V. Lockwood member joined together for a great time. Washington DC
The chapter extends a special welcome
Ventura County, CA to K i m Clough, the newest associate Members of the Washington D C
member who was initiated on October Alumnae Chapter celebrated the coming
The first event o f the season for the new year i n December w i t h a holiday
Ventura County Alumnae Chapter was meeting. They exchanged cookies and
an authentic English tea held in the gar- planned the next year's events.

Also in December, members partici-
pated in the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle
Bell Run.

The chapter will join the women o f Pi
Delta (U. of Maryland) for a Founders'
Day celebration at the chapter house.

Events planned for the year include a
Mardi Gras dinner, a chapter picnic dur-
ing the cherry blossom time, and a
brunch to welcome seniors to alumnae
status. -Gretta Blatner

The Virginia Tidewater

Alumnae Chapter was recog-

Ventura County Alumnae took advantage of the California sunshine at their English-themed garden tea. nized by a local ABC affiliate
for "ten years of outstanding
den o f Marianne Porter in Camarillo. Chapter members enjoyed a hay ride
A t a later "Share Your Heritage" meet- in November with families, friends and service to the Arthritis
neighbors. H u d Clark and Kathy Arn Foundation."
ing, members brought personal and fam- handled the arrangements. Founders'
ily mementoes to display to the group. Day was celebrated in December at H u d Editor's note: Due to space limitations, a few of the
Clark's home. A second chapter event Alumnae News reports submitted are not included in
Other program highlights were a d u r i n g the holiday season was a New this issue. Please look for them in the Summer issue of
demonstration of spinning and weaving, Year's Day open-house at the home o f To Dragma.
a Christmas ornament and cookie
exchange, and a fund-raising garage sale.

Outings included a trip to Santa
Barbara for lunch at the Biltmore Hotel
and a family picnic at Malibu Lake.

Members donate items each m o n t h to
the local M A N N A facility for the home-
less.

-Joni Neckerman

Virginia Tidewater Theta Psi Charter members in attendance at the 50th Anniversary of the Chapte

The phrase "never a dull moment" was
coined for the Virginia Tidewater
Alumnae Chapter. Members filled the
spring with the annual Arthritis
Foundation telethon where the chapter
was recognized by WAVY-TV, the local
A B C affiliate, for "ten years o f outstand-
ing service to the Arthritis Foundation."

Members took advantage o f the beau-
tiful beach weather to attend the grand
opening o f a local restaurant "Positive
Vibes."

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vrs^rom Our To The Editor:
Readers I thought you might be interested i n this picture and the story behind it!

Dear Editor: How d i d these 4 A Oils end up at a 12th century Abbey in the South o f France?
Polly and Diane pledged A O n together at Sigma Tau chapter in 1970 and have
At the age o f sixteen, I was diag- maintained their friendship over the past 25 years. Polly and Sally met in 1983 at a
nosed with PJieumatoid Arthritis. Later Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter meeting and also became fast friends. Sally and
my diagnosis was changed to Systemic Karen met at convention in 1987 when Sally was a Chapter Adviser and Karen was a
Lupus Erythematosus, then finally to Regional Director - again a friendship was developed. Diane and Polly have vaca-
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. I will tioned together, Sally and Polly have vacationed together, and Sally and Karen have
not go into the specifics about M i x e d vacationed together; but the ten day trip to Paris, Avignon, and Provence last
Connective Tissue Disease, but I will say October was the first for all four together. The trip was wonderful and more lasting
it is an a u t o i m m u n e disease that has friendships were formed - and it all started with A O n .
symptoms o f both SLE and RA. For two
years after my original diagnosis, I suf- Sally Wagaman,
fered from severe joint inflammation and Sigma Tau (Washington College)
pain, extreme fatigue, and Raynaud's phe-
nomenon. N o w at age 22, my disease is Pictured (left to right) Karen Weigel, TB '77, RRO I I , Harrisburg Alumnae
controlled through medication and treat- Chapter; Polly Quigley, Z T '70, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter; Sally Wagaman,
ment. I rarely have debilitating "flare- ST '79, RD I I , Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter; and Diane Morawski, Z T '70.
ups," and my biggest complaint is usually
feeling a bit worn out every once and the rheumatic diseases are m u c h more understand that today, there are so many
awhile. likely to affect women than men. In worthwhile philanthropies that it might
a d d i t i o n , most arthritis sufferers are be time to spread the wealth and love.
I realize that my current condi- women in their 20's or 30's. This fact
tion would not be possible i f it were not debunks the misconception that arthritis Despite my conflicting opinion,
for the countless hours o f research con- is only a disease that affects the older gen- I feel certain that Council will make the
ducted to combat arthritis. I also realize eration. Also considering that arthritis right decision at the 1997 Centennial
that much o f this research was made pos- affects over 40 million people in the Convention. I f it is time for a change, I
sible by AOlTs commitment to our phil- United States, it is plausible to assert that know A O n will continue its dedication to
anthropy. We have helped f u n d research we are helping ourselves, while helping being a progressive Fraternity and will
focusing on finding cures to the over 100 others; most sisters either have friends or embrace the change wholeheartedly. I
arthritic diseases, as well as drugs to treat family members affected by the debilitat- will do so as well and remain extremely
arthritis sufferers. ing disease. Concerning community and proud that my sisters have granted
local involvement, I assert that much o f $834,393 to Arthritis Research over the
As you all know, we have recent- our attention could be spent correcting past 27 years. In addition, i f the time to
ly been evaluating whether or not it is this problem rather than avoiding it by move on is approaching, I also think it is
time to change our philanthropy. In changing our philanthropy. an appropriate time for me to personally
February 1994, the AOn Foundation thank each and every one o f my sisters for
conducted a survey to find out collegiate I admit that my opinion con- their work and dedication that has bene-
and alumnae chapters' views on the issue. cerning the possible change is biased. I fited people like me. Thank you.
O f the 181 returned surveys, 104 suggest- even admit that I have mixed feelings
ed other organizations for our philan- about the issue. At some level, I do Fraternally,
thropy. Some o f the questionnaires indi- believe that a change might energize Lisa Darnley
cated that the Arthritis Foundation some- AOlTs dedication to charity. I also Alpha Delta
times refused AOlTs volunteer effort at
the local level. Othets claimed that a
new, contemporary philanthropy might
better deal with problems that affect
women.

W h i l e I do understand these
concerns, I w o u l d like to express my
opinion on why the Arthritis Foundation
is still an important, contemporary, and
worthwhile philanthropy. For example,

Spring 1995 45

Announcements: From Our Readers

Zeta. Psi Corporation will hold its annual meeting Calhoun County, Alabama collegians, their mothers, alumnae and their
April 22, 1995, 4:00 p.m. at the Zeta Psi House, daughters were invited to an AOTI Dutch Treat Holiday Brunch on
805 Johnston St., Greenville, N C 27858. For
more information contract Shawn Fenimore, Saturday, December 17 held at the historic Victoria Inn. Seven chapters
2102A East 3rd St. Greenville, N C 27858. were represented.

Phi Corporation will hold its annual meeting April
23, 1995, 12:00 p.m. in the Phi Chapter House.

Nu Iota Corporation will hold its annual meeting
A p r i l 30, 1995, 1:30 p . m . at 918 Kimberly,
Dekalb, I L 60115. Contact Lois Merwin, 1602
Mayflower, DeKalb, I L 60115.

Beta Phi Corporation will hold its annual meeting Pictured (left to right) Kneeling: Lisa Tubbs Turner, AA, Noreen Johnson Pettitt, AE,
May 2 1 , 1995, 4:00 p.m. at the Beta Phi House. Lynn Baughtman Powell, AE and Standing: Stephanie Matthews, AE, Kitty Toole
Contact Edward L. Smith, 3205 Hensel Dr., Kirby, TA, Louise Edwards Sowa, AE, Kay G o m i l l i o n Jones, 2A, Susan H i l l Leyden,
Carmel, I N 46033. AX, Laura Leyden (legacy) Pat Goodgame and A n n e Bailey ( A O n moms), Rena
Dreskin Schoenberg, NO, Lindie Brown, AA, Jennifer Shaddix Minter, AE, Jan Sivley
Chi Epsilon Corporation will hold its annual Hamby, AE, Melissa Ray, AE and Rebecca Tyson Levie, AE.
meeting June 3, 1995, 10:00 a.m. at 84 East 15th
Ave., Columbus, O H 43201. Contact Cynthia Now Available
N . Moskosky, 636 South Fifth St., Columbus, O H For Alpha Omicron Pi Members and
43206.
Alumnae
Phi Upsilon Corporation will hold its annual (in the United States Only)
meeting July 11, 1995, 7:00 p.m. at Phi Upsilon
Chapter House. Contact Jane Stewart, 612
Wilshire Ave., West Lafayette, I N 47906.

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