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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2016-06-06 14:04:25

2000 Winter - To Dragma

Vol. LXVIII, No. 9

To Dragma of AlphaQmicron Pi
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VOL. LXVIII, NO.9

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[To Dragma Photography Contest Winners] [Collegiate, Alumnae and Fraternity News] [Foundation Scholarship Winners]
[Our New Website]


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The mission ofTo Dragma of Alpha Omicron Pi is:
to inform, educate and inspire our readers on sub- jects relevant to our Fraternity, our chapters, our
members, or Greek I'ife; to encourage lifetime AOJT involvement; to salute excellence; and to serve as a permanent record of our Fraternity's history.
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Inc.
Alpha Omicron Pi is an international
fraternity promoting friendship for a
inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning and developing leadership skills through service to the Fraternity and community.
Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation, Inc.
Fraternity News
Quarterly AOII news and announcements.
quick reference
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Collegiate News
Our collegiate chapters share their activities, awards and memories of the past year in this annual feature.
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Collegiate Bulletin Board
Briefs and hi^ilights from our collegiate chapters and members.
The mission of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation is
to fund programs, which promote the intellectual, ethical
and leadership development of members of Alpha 6 Omicron Pi Fraternity and, through its philanthrope efforts,
benefit the larger sodety. The vision of the Alpha Omicron
Pi Foundation is to ensure the continuation
of Alpha Omicron Pi Fratem'ity as we look ahead to
the challenges of the 21st Century.
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Our New Home
Make an investment in AOlTs future by contributing to our International Capital Campaign.
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AOII launched a newly designed website on November 1,2000.
On the cover: The overall winning entry in the To Dragma Photography Contest was in the category of Sporting Events. Submitted by Patricia Cosby, Omicron (U ofTennessee), the photo creatively showcases AOII members enjoying a football game at the U ofTennessee.
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Internationa] Badge Day
NPC proclaims March 5, 2001 as International Badge Day.
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The 2000-2001 AOII Foundation Scholarship W inners.
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Alumnae News
Our alumnae chapters share highlights and plans for the roming year.
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Picture Perfect
To Dragma s photography contest winners.
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Alumnae Bulletin Board
Our alumnae chapters or members share stories and accomplishments.
AOII Days
AOII has developed a new program to help members plan reunions and AOII events.
AOII Emporium
Preview merchandise from the AOII Emporium cata- log.
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Published since January, 1905 by Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, Inc.
Editor
Mariellen Perkinson Sasseen, Alpha Delta (U ofAlabama)
Graphic Design
Rebecca Brown Davis, Delta Delta (Auburn U)
To Dragma ofAlpha Omicron Pi, (USPS-631 -840) the official organ ofAlpha Omicron Pi, is published quarterly by Alpha Omicron Pi, 9025 Overlook EJvd, BrentwoodJN. Periodical class postage paid at Brentwood,TN, and additional mailing offices. Subscription price is $1.00 per copy. $3.00 per year. Life subscription: $85.00.
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Founded at Barnard College in New York Qy, January Z 1897, by:
Jessie Wallace Hughan, Helen St Clair Mullan, Stella George Stem Perry & Elizabeth Heywood Wyman
International President
Carole Jurenko Jones, Alpha Delta (U of Alabama)
Executive Director
Melanie Nixon Doyle, Lambda Sigma (U of Georgia)
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Carole Jurenko Jones International President
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"Thank you to all of our
volunteers."
During this season of thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, the members of Alpha Omicron Pi, for the day to day support you give to our Fraternity.
Our sisterhood began 103 years ago as four young women pledged themselves to a new fraternity; one which stood for, in Founder Stella George Stern Perry's words, "the ideals of democra- cy, service and forbearing friendship."
Our motto, based on friendship, and our beautiful Ritual, written to remind us of those special ideals, have never wavered. They have, however, guided more than 100,000 women for over 100 years to bond together in ties of friendship, to develop their potential, and to be of service to others.
As I think about our membership in AOII, I want to borrow the theme "Reflections of Sisterhood," which is the title of our Centennial Celebration lithograph presented to the Fraternity by AOII artist Ann Cushing Gantz. Upon first glance of the painting, the subject seems to be a vase of roses. But the lithograph is about reflection and perception.
The painting shows the reflections of three figures in a mirror, three women in front of the flowers, which is sym- bolic of the different ages of the mem- bers of Alpha Omicron Pi. The women are reflecting on their lives and their relationships. The flowers are symbol- ic of AOII. Each rose, by itself, is very pretty. However, when the roses are grouped together, they make an even more beautiful bouquet.
That is the same with our member- ship. Each one of you has talents to offer and individually you are unique and special. But, as a group, you are truly amazing. Together, working for AOII and the ideals our Founders instilled in each of us, we become a wonderful bouquet that reflects our bond and continues AOII's tradition.
Thank you to all of our volunteers - local alumnae and collegiate officers, Alumnae Advisory Committee mem- bers, House Corporation Board offi- cers and members, Network Directors and Specialists, Standing Committee chairmen and members, Foundation Board directors and committee mem- bers, Properties Board directors, and Executive Board members.
The time and effort you give to our beloved Alpha Omicron Pi has kept our sisterhood and mission strong. Volunteer work is priceless and I appre- ciate what you give to our Fraternity. You are truly making a difference as you share your time and talents.
Fraternally,
Carole Jurenko Jones International President


fraternity new
Anniversary Milestones
25th Anniversary
•Diablo Valley Alumnae Ch. •Sigma Delta,
Huntingdon College
50th Anniversary
•Long Island Alumnae Ch. •Theta Pi, Wagner College
Dedication o f O u r New Home
April 21, 2001 has been set at the dedication ceremonies of the new AOII International Headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee. Look for details on the website as plans are devel- oped this spring.
Walkway Bricks Available
Commemorate your AOII memories by purchasing a walkway brick for yourself, or in honor of a sister, chapter or family member. Orders placed by February 15,2001 will be installed in the walkway prior
to the April 21,2001 dedication of our fraternity's new home.
Founders' Day Messages
The 2000-2001 Executive Board Message and the Foundation Board's Ruby Fund Message are traditionally read during all local Founders' Day celebrations. Both messages are available on the AOII website under AOII Today/News.
Scholarship Applications Online
The AOII Foundation Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (DJS) Application is available online and due by March 1, 2001. Scholarships are pre- sented to deserving collegiate and alumnae sisters who exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate service to their community and AOII.
Chapter Consultant Applications
CC applications have been mailed to all collegiate chapter presidents. Additional forms are also available on Alphalink. Applications are due by January 15,2001.
Limited Collectibles Remaining
Helen's Heart Limoges col- lectible is still available from the Foundation for $135 plus $5 s/h. There are only a few left, and they will not be repro- duced once they are gone. This makes a lovely and special pre- sent for birthdays, Christmas or another special occasion.
Credit card orders accepted. Call the AOII Foundation (615)370-0920forinformation or to order.
The 1897 Club
Tlic Foundation has announced a new annual recognition club for young alumnae who have made their first alumnae gift. The 1897
d u b distinguishes alumnae sis- ters during the first three years after graduation, who have made an annual contribution of $18.97 or more to the Foundation. The Foundation appreciates the support of young alumnae who are just starting their Foundation life- time giving record!
Affordable Medical Plans Available
AOII Group Insurance
offers 3 Plans to choose from. L 100% plan after $10 co-pay 2. $15 co-pay 80/20 with a $200 deductible.
3. $20 co-pay 70/30 with a $300 deductible.
All plans subject to annual and lifetime maximums. All AOIIs are eligible.
• Prescription Benefit
$50 annual deductible then your plan co-pay.
• Dental Plan
EnrollTodayl (800) 280-8383 Fax:(707)451-0620
E-mail: [email protected]
AOII's Position
on the Auctioning or Selling of AOII Insignia Items
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity stronglyrequeststhatallinitiat- ed members refrain from sell- ing and purchasing any AOII paraphernalia (including badges*) at auctions (including on-line auction houses such as eBay), antique shops, flea mar- kets, and the like. Our mem- bership in AOII is a privilege that should not be sold lor anv one member's financial gain.
Your cooperation in preserving the integrity of Alpha Omicron Pi is greatly appreciated.
* Article IX ofAOITs Standing Rides states, "Each member is required to purchase a life lease- hold on a membership badge at the nine of the initiation. Upon death, the badge ofa deceased member shaR be returned to International Headquarters unless permission is granted by the Executive Boardfor its use as an honor badge or award."
Notice to Canadian donors
In the Winter '99 To Dragma, the Foundation advised Canadian donors that gifts to the AOII Foundation would qualify for a tax deduction in Canada, due to a recently implemented LS-Canada Income Tax treaty. This infor- mation was publicized based on information provided by the Foundation's attorney, and was affirmed subsequently in writing by that attorney. The Foundation has just learned that this information was only partly accurate and has been advised by its attorney that a Canadian donor must have US income in order to claim a tax deductible gift to a US charity on a Canadian return. This important stipulation was not presented in the original infor- mation provided by the attor- ney. If any Canadian donor has concerns about a gift made in the last 12 months, please feel free to contact founda- [email protected] or call the Foundation office at 615-37(M)920 ext. 30.
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symbols. Guests can even view fraternity information decade by decade. In the AOII Today section, we provide information on upc»ming events, updates on fraternity news, our policies statements as well as our fraternity ideals.
To Dragma is now on-line as well as a section for our AOII parents. Guests can still shop the AOII Emporium and learn about all the services provided by the AOII Foundation.
We have sisterhood stories to share and information on AOII notables. Officer directories and our guest- book are easily available.
The AOII MIF, Legacy Information Form and Volunteer Application Form are all frequently request- ed. These forms, and many others, can easily be print- ed to a home printer.
Email links directly to our collegiate and alumnae chapters are accessible and website links are also available directly to the growing number of chapters with their own site.
There is much to explore. As new information is added, we have provided a button on the home page to alert guests to what is "New On Our Site."
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Four years ago, we launched AOII'sfirstwebsite. Our first endeavor into this new method of communica- tion was a success and we became one of the first Greek organizations to go online. In 1996, our To Dragma story even included a brief explanation of the internet, world wide web, and email
Earlierthisyear,webeganplansforaredesignofour public website, and the new site was launched on November 1,2000.
Our new public site has been designed as a public relationstoolfortheFraternity,acommunicationtool for our members and a resource tool for our chapters and Fraternity officers. Our goal was to establish an easy to navigate website that our members would want to return to often. It offers an innovative new look and a vast amount of new information.
We have developed an expanded section on our fra- ternity heritage, including timelines, traditions and
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AOII Sisterhood Stories and Member Quotes Fraternity News To Dragma AOII Ideals and Policies Expanded History Section Symbols and Traditions Historical Timeline Link to Emporium Website Information for AOII Parents Member and Chapter Notables Alumnae and Collegiate Website Links Alumnae and Collegiate Email Links Membership Information Form Linkto FoundationWebsite VolunteerApplication Form AOII Directories
AEPHAEINK
We predicted in 1996, that our website would bring the world of AOII together like never before. We have even surpassed our most optimistic expectations in this area. Hearing the cries of paperwork overload that keep our members from more hands-on AOII activi- ties, AOII and a web designer developed a program custom designed to meet our needs. This new pro- gram was named AlphaLink and was launched last year in a specialized area found on our website. It has made our former paper based reporting system obsolete. With a few clicks, our collegiate and alumnae chapters, corporations, and all AOII volunteers can access reports online and submit information electronically. At HQ, data and reports can be generated almost instantaneously. From recruitment data to academic performance information, important data is now right at our fingertips. AlphaLink
is accessible only to collegiate, alumnae and corporation officers, and specific AOII volunteers. Like our Sisters Online area, it is password protected.
More exerting plans are in the works for the coming months, including a redesign of the Sisters Online area dedicated to members only. W e are also preparing an officer resource area designed to assist our collegiate and alumnae officers.
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We invite you to take a moment to read the news briefs submitted by our collegiate chapters. You will certainly learn from these reports that our chapters have had a great deal of fun building
AOII sisterhood. At the same time, they have contributed countless service hours and dollars to campus and community projects, improved Greek relations, and educated their members on issues effecting health and safety. We salute their creativity and enthusiasm, and admire their energy!
All our collegiate chapters were encouraged to submit reports on Alphalink for this annual issue. If your chapter is not listed here, encourage them not to miss the opportunity
next year to submit their To Dragma Collegiate News Report. We would like to see all of our chapters represented.
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Alpha Chi
Western Kentucky U
The Alpha Chi Chapter at Western Kentucky has gotten off to a great start this semester! Our week of recruit- ment was a success and we initiated our wonderful new members on October 22. We are all very excited about our new members. They are a strong and active group of young women who bring so much enthusiasm and spirit to our chapter. We have also hosted our favorite fund raising activity this semester, our Mud Volleyball tour- nament. All other Greek organizations on campus participated and we are proud to say that we raised over $1000 for Arthritis Research.
Homecoming was the week of October 9th through the 14th and we teamed up with the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha to participate in many on campus activities surrounding Homecoming. We took an active role in representing our chapter on campus and throughout the community and everyone participated in all the excit- ing events!
Alpha Delta
U of Alabama
The Alpha Delta Chapter was recently recognized as the Most Outstanding Special Interest Organization. We started this year off strong with forty- five wonderful new members who are involved in SGA, Freshmen Forum, Emerging Leaders, Student Alumni Association, and Alabama Triangle Association. We recently had our largest fundraiser, Backyard Bash, which was successful with the students, alumnae, and the community. Our chapter is also doing our first "Men of UA" calendar to raise money for Arthritis Research. We are excited about the year ahead, and our chapter is dedicated to continuing our standard of excellence through leadership, ser- vice, and involvement.
Alpha Gamma
Washington State University
The semester started off great for Alpha Gamma with a successful recruitment gaining 23 wonderful new members! Dad's Weekend was fabulous. The foot- ball game, activities and functions made the weekend memorable for all! Our philanthropy "Ruby Dudes" was also very fun. Participants played in a foot- ball scrimmage and also made a skit to perform for the chapter. Everyone involved in our philanthropy had a blast because Alpha Gamma was so excited for it, and everyone loved to participate. To get in the spirit of Halloween, the women of Alpha Gamma participated in a carnival on the WSU campus. Families from the community came and participated in AOII games... and they loved the prizes! Alpha Gamma's Leadership Council has been doing a super job! Scheduling self-defense programs, new member retreats, alumnae appreciation dinners, sisterhood activities, philanthropy events and more is the focus of our LC. Alpha Gamma would like to say "we love you" to all of our alumnae!
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Alpha Lambda
Georgia Southern U
Alpha Lambda has certainly had a very busy year! During the previous spring semester our chapter won a spirit tour- nament held between all of the sororities on campus. When we left our rotunda everyone knew about "those crazy AOIIs." Our current fall semester is off to a great start. Our chapter pledged the second highest number of girls partici- pating in recruitment. (We are still grin- ning from ear to ear.) Recently, our chapter participated in many Homecoming activities here at Georgia Southern. Our chapter won first place in "Doo-dah," a dance competition held between all sororities on campus. Our chapter also won the "Greek Spirit Award" for having the most participation throughout all activities during Homecoming Week. We have just begun to practice for this year's spirit competi- tion, and once again made AOII proud.
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Alpha Psi
Bowling Green State U
Alpha Psi's fall semester has started off wonderfully! We had a fantastic recruitment and gained awesome new members! Shortly after, Homecoming was held and many of our alumnae returned to BGSU with fond memories and many funny stories to share about the chapter and their days as AOIIs. Upcoming events include our philan- thropy, Bathtub Races, which promises to be bigger and better than ever and also semi-formal. We can't wait to see what next semester brings us!!
Alpha Theta
Coe College
Alpha Theta has had a wonderful start to our year. We just welcomed nine new members to our chapter after a very successful recruitment this fall! We made many adjustments and revi- sions to our recruitment process mak- ing it the best ever! We have already had a hayrack function this fall which our new members got to enjoy with us. Alpha Theta was involved in many Homecoming activities as usual, including a skit for the pep rally and making a float for the parade. Our chapter also enjoyed our annual A l l Member Retreat which was held in late October and included many sisterhood activities to bond as a group. Plans for our annual Teeter-Totter-A-Thon are also in the making. We are planning to spread the word into the community by inviting a local news
station to the event. We
hope this added exposure
will help us raise more
donations for Arthritis
Research. Rose Week and
initiation are just ahead
and we look forward to our
annual Crush Dance and
Formal to be held later this
year. Alpha Theta has had
a great start this year and
we have plans to continue
in that direction.
Beta Gamma
Michigan State U
Here at Beta Gamma we are having a very exciting year having added 21 new members to our chapter this semester. We have had a very busy semester. We participated in Safe Halloween, an event the Greek com- munity puts on every year. We also vis- ited a nursing home for Halloween and play bingo with the residents. We had many sisterhood activities including a hayride and pumpkin carvings. At the weekly meeting we incorporated an hour of sisterhood where we play games like twister and pass the panda!
Beta Tau
U ofToronto
Beta Tau Chapter at the U of Toronto just completed a very successful fall for- mal recruitment. We made quota which was five plus one more new member who joined informally for a total of six! This year during Greek Week AOII came out on top. We walked away with all of the prizes! For the third year in a row AOII Beta Tau won the Greek Goddess Award during Greek Week for the most participation and spirit out of all the women's houses. We even received a 27" TV for winning the talent show competition. Not only did we steal the show during Greek Week, but we also won the Panhellenic Spirit Award for having such a successful formal
recruitment and demonstrating genuine Panhellenic spirit.
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Chi Delta
U of Colorado
We had a fabulous recruitment and the best bid day. We welcomed our new girls on the median of the street with balloons and noisemakers, and then we went to Gateway Park. We played mini golf and rode in go-carts. This was a great way to get to know our new mem- bers better. The night before initiation we had all the girls up to the house for a sisterhood activity. We made masks for our masquerade ball, and watched the Miss America pageant.
On a more academic note, we raised our GPA and now have the highest on campus. We have also had many modules about resume writing, networking, and graduate school enrollment. We are also very excited about receiving first place for Homecoming. Our Woodstock theme blew them away. We are off to a great start and can't wait for what the rest of the year has in store.
Chi Lambda
U of Evansville
AOII had a successful recruitment, welcoming quota of 21 new girls. We held a car wash to raise money for the Dale House, a place for troubled teen- agers, and were able to raise $200! Congratulations to Katherine Zimmer who won first runner-up in the fall Homecoming Q u e e n contest! The AOIIs are trick-or-treating for Arthritis
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this Halloween, and send- ing out candy-fdled pump- kins to other Greek orga- nizations. AOIIs at UE are proud to be involved in many campus activities, such as student govern- ment, dance team, and varsity sports.
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Chi Theta
Northeastern State U
This year the Chi Theta Chapter picked up seven girls on Bid Day... we held an informal recruitment and picked up another wonderful 14 girls! This year, Chi Theta and the TKE fraternity made a big splash at our Homecoming Parade. The theme was "There is No Place Like Home" (The Wizard of Oz). Instead of doing the typical "Wizard of Oz", AOII and the Tau Kappa Epsilon men lobbied for Greek Housing. As we walked through the city of Tahlequah (Oklahoma), we chanted "What do we want?" "Greek Housing!" "When do we
want it?" "NOW!" Our university president waved, while the vice presidents laughed hysterically. At the tailgate party, our assistant to the president of the university, Michael Turner, informed us that we did a good job and he stated that he made mention to the other VP's "hey, they are talking to you [administration]." AOII was featured on the homecoming page and the editor wrote an edi- torial concerning our lobbying for Greek Housing. We have the arti- cle framed in our chapter room.
Delta Beta
U of Louisiana at Lafayette
Delta Beta has been very busy this past semester. After a successful formal recruitment, we pledged four more girls through COR. We have had several date parties and socials, including our annual Romp in the Swamp. We participated in a week's worth of Homecoming activities and many NPC/IFC events on campus. Delta Beta hosted a Greek blood drive at our house, Trick or Treated for Arthritis, cooked for a women's shelter, decorated pumpkins for a nursing home and par- ticipated in three canned food drives. After finals, we are looking forward to our winter break and to everything we have planned in the spring!
Delta Epsilon
Jacksonville State U
Delta Epsilon had an awesome recruit- ment this year. Not only was our sis- terhood great, the potential new mem- bers could see it in our faces and hear it in our conversations. And we knew we had done well on bid day when we got quota additions (again). We never could have done it if it weren't for our alumnae and our recruitment chair. We are already looking forward to next year's recruitment!
recently sponsored our campus' annual Mr. MSU pageant where we raised almost $4000 for Arthritis Research. It was a great show! Many girls had a lot of fun working at the Good Year Tire Plant's annual picnic where they raised $500.
Delta Pi
Central Missouri State
Delta Pi has accomplished many excit- ing things in the past year. We have been first in grades for the past two
semesters. We also placed first in philanthropy and second overall in Greek Week. The chapter also stands out on cam- pus with the many activities they have been involved in. Each year we hold a Rock-a-thon to raise money for Arthritis Research. This past year we also visited an orphanage and volun- teered at the local battered women's shelter. Delta Pi also holds a mock accident every year and this year we also brought NPC's Something of Value program to our campus. Many individuals have also been honored for their accomplish- ments. Last spring, Tina Kurre was name Greek Woman of the
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Delta Omega
Murray State U
Delta Omega has had an exciting year already and there is so much left to come. Recruitment this year brought our chapter twenty-nine fabulous new members, but also someone who taught us so much about our philan- thropy. Diane Lorbeske spoke during recruitment about her experience with arthritis and truly inspired each girl there. She has been living with this crippling disease for over 20 years, and she is so motivated to live life to the very fullest. We saw in her what we were looking for in our perspective new members, so she was offered a bid to become an associate member of
AOII and will be initiated with the same girls she helped recruit! We
State U)
Year. We are also well represented on
Panhellenic Council with members holding several offices. This year we are excited to support Laura Burnley as our Homecoming Queen candidate.
Delta Rho
DePaul U
Delta Rho has had an exciting year so far! We gained eight new members this fall in recruitment, and we are looking forward to a successful continuous open recruitment. We had an awesome sisterhood event at Second City, a local comedy club, and we volunteered at a local soup kitchen! Delta Rho is look- ing forward to an exciting year with our newly elected officers!


Epsilon
Cornell U
In the past year the Epsilon Chapter at Cornell U has made many changes that continue to prove the devotion and spirit of our special sisterhood. Our Leadership Council has made continu- ous strides to enhance sisterhood bonding and has succeeded by provid- ing special social events and fun activi- ties. Fundraising for the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance and arthritis research not only got sisters excited, but raised enthusiasm on the entire campus and community. These events and activi- ties as well as improvements to our housing facilities, our financial status, and our already excellent recruitment have earned Epsilon the prestigious award of Most Improved Chapter on campus. Every sister is proud to be part of such a special organization and looks forward to another exciting year.
Epsilon Omega
Eastern Kentucky U
We have recently discovered a new philanthropy activity which we used during recruitment week, which was very successful. It was a lot of fun and most of the potential new members enjoyed it. We made caterpillar heat- ing pads out of children socks and rice. They were absolutely adorable. Most of them contained a head and two body sections. We used yarn to sepa- rate the sections and to make the antennas. We have heard that the caterpillars made just as good, if not better, heating pads. The caterpillars were distributed to various nursing homes or hospitals. I f your chapter is need of a philanthropy project, or just simply interested, feel free to contact our chapter president or philanthropy chair. It was a lot of fun and we hope others will enjoy it too!
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chapter more complete. We have a central location for meetings, sister- hood events, and fun times! We would like to give a special thanks to our cor- poration board for all of their hard work in getting our new home up and running in such a short time! With all of these wonderful new additions the 2000-2001 year is sure to be a success.
Gamma Alpha
George Mason U
Gamma Alpha has celebrated one accomplishment after another these past few months! We are proud to be awarded George Mason U's Outstanding Greek Organization of the Year 2000. Once again Gamma Alpha achieved quota with another phenomenal recruitment. At Greek Debut 2000 we are ready to show- case 45 of George Mason's finest women- our spring and fall new members. At this event we will also accept, for the second year in a row, GMU's All Sports Championship trophy for our athletic excellence. We worked hand in hand with Zeta Tau .Alpha this semester col- lecting school supplies for local schools with low funding. We are all excited for George Mason's first ever Race for the Roses - A 5K Fun Run for Arthritis Research. We hope that this will become a tradition here at GMU that will strengthen and bring together the George Mason and Greek communities.
Gamma Delta
U of South Alabama
The month of October was extremely busy for the Gamma Delta Chapter. Our Chapter Consultant, Kealie Frazier, visited us during the week of initiation. We initiated 26 wonderful new mem- bers into our chapter. Inspiration week was also Greek Week for us, which added tons of excitement to the series of events. We participated in a blood drive, book drive, canned food drive, spirit competitions, and many more. Gamma Deltas also spent an afternoon carving pumpkins for Halloween. This
Epsilon Chi
Elon College
So far this semester the ladies of the
Epsilon Chi Chapter have been very
busy. The first week in October was additions to our chapter. Our Greek
service week at Elon College. For a sisterhood event, the ladies cleaned up a local park that was in dire need of attention. Also the sisters held " H i from AOII" on October 17, 2000 and gave goodies to all of the faculty and staff for their hard work. The Philanthropy and PR committees worked hard along with Alpha Xi Delta to hold our first annual Alpha Bowl Hag football tournament November 10 and 11. The ladies are keeping busy and working hard for the betterment of our chapter and AOII.
life is growing! In the spring semester, Phi Sigma Sigma will have a chapter installed on our campus. Congratulations to these Quincy U. women for their hard work in getting a second women's Greek group on cam- pus. Fall recruitment gave us four wonderful new members, Jamie Keller, Melissa Jacobs, Beth Mooney, and Leigh Ann Hornsey. Our chapter is looking forward to initiating these four women into our strong sisterhood of AOII! Our next big addition to the chapter is that we now have an AOII house. Having a house has made our
Epsilon Sigma
Quincy U
This fall semester Epsilon Sigma Chapter has had many new wonderful
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Gamma Alpha Chapter (George Mason U)


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has become a tradition for our chapter. We take a couple hours to carve pump- kins the week of Halloween and person- ally deliver them to the sorority and fra- ternity houses. We have begun a won- derful year, and are looking forward to all our plans for the upcoming months.
Gamma Omicron
U of Florida
So far, our fall semester has been filled with excitement. During Recruitment 2000, we took on sixty new members which formed another wonderful, well- rounded group of future AOIIs. They have had a full calendar thus far in the semester, with most recently receiving their Big Sisters and having a retreat at our house. These women are intelli- gent and eager to get involved. Just when you think the new member class can't get any better, it does! One of our exciting functions this semester was attending "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Orlando. We are looking forward to an eventful year.
dancing and our Italian Wedding semi- formal. We celebrated our 15th birth- day by having a birthday party for our alumnae where we showed a video that we made to commemorate the occa- sion. Gamma Theta has also adopted two philanthropy projects. We regular- ly are visiting a retirement home and childrens' hospital. By going every other week we get a chance to really know the residents of both establish- ments. We are looking forward to another wonderful semester and wish all other AOII Chapters the same.
lota
U of Illinois
This year has been an exciting one for Iota Chapter, beginning with the success of our ninth annual philanthropy, Run for the Roses. The race attracted over 350 participants and raised about $4000 towards arthritis research. Fall semester, the women of Iota Chapter have proved that the power of friend- ship and the strength of our sisterhood
Day rose sale. Roses were delivered to sweethearts across campus. Proceeds of the sale were donated to A Women's Place, a shelter for battered women, and Books for Kids, an organization provid- ing books for children.
Kappa Alpha
Indiana State U
The Kappa Alpha Chapter has been very busy, and also extremely success- ful. We started off the semester with our sisterhood retreat at Turkey Run State Park, where we cooked out, and went canoeing. To raise money for Kappa Alpha we sold raffle tickets at the Ducks Unlimited annual meeting. We were able to raise $500 for our chapter. Our recruitment for the fall semester was very successful. We were among four other sororities that made quota. Between recruitment and COR parties we now presently have 25 new members. We are also proud to report that we received first in float for Homecoming 2000.
Kappa Chi
Northwestern State U
The Kappa Chi Chapter has definitely been heard on our campus. This year we proudly welcomed some great girls to the chapter. They are hard working and each one of them has the values that our founders treasured. We look forward to a very successful future with them. Not only were we heard through recruitment, but also through our fundraiser. We give thanks to all those who participated. Last of all but not least, our sisterhood shines above all. Our love for one another is noticed all over our campus. We are especially thankful for everyone in our chapter, but we are also thankful for all the chapters in the U.S. and Canada for sharing the value of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Gamma Theta
U o f South Florida
Gamma Theta has had a busy semester that started with an exciting and suc- cessful fall recruitment. The sisters were proud to win two campus wide fundraisers, a lip-sync and a "kidnap", and we had a successful Homecoming with our team. We also have had our Woodser social with hay rides and line
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can help us accomplish anything we set out to do. After a disappointing formal recruitment last fall, lota chapter has regained its strength. Through the hard work and dedication of our chapter, we gained 51 amazing women through for- mal recruitment this year. After an exciting fall recruitment, Iota Chapter also kicked off our first annual Sweetest
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Kappa Gamma
Florida Southern College
Kappa Gamma has been very busy this past year. We have moved back into our house this semester, and, as we redecorate and improve, we continue to look ahead to a very successful, enthusiastic spring recruitment.
We are held our successful annual philanthropic event, Star Search. Organizations on campus chose repre- sentatives to showcase their talents on stage. The proceeds went to Arthritis Research, and last year we gave the donation to a nearby Tampa organiza- tion for children with arthritis.
Our new member education pro- gram has also been revised, and now includes many sisterhood activities, involving the entire chapter in the new members' pre-initiation time. While we are a chapter of sixteen girls right now, we look forward to expansion in not only quantity, but most important- ly, in quality.
Kappa Lambda
U of Calgary
The Kappa Lambda Chapter at the U of Calgary is pleased to announce that we have reached quota during recruit- ment for the first time in four years! We all worked really hard to make recruitment memorable and we got eleven wonderful new sisters. So we would like to welcome all of our new sisters to AOII and share our exciting news with all our sisters everywhere.
Kappa Omicron
Rhodes College
Kappa Omicron had a very successful recruitment this year that resulted in the initiation of 35 outstanding women who represent a variety of interests such as college orchestra and theater, competitive ice-skating, and field hock- ey. We are looking forward to our chapter's upcoming 75th anniversary. To celebrate, we will host a Founders' Day luncheon with chapter members, alumnae, and Carole Jones attending. The festivities will continue into the evening with a semi-formal soiree. On October 26th, we dressed up in cos- tumes and went "trick-or-treating" for
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the process of getting in touch with long lost sisters. Yes, sisterhood is going strong at Kappa Phi!
Kappa Rho
Western Michigan U
Kappa Rho is keeping busy this semes- ter! We are preparing to initiate 23 wonderful new members we received through fall recruitment. Our Red Rose Formal was wonderful and Kappa Rho has completed The Men of Western calender for 2001. We hosted a successful faculty mixer where chap- ter members enjoyed the opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of members of the university staff. Elections are coming up and we are very anxious to begin the selection of our future Leaders' Council for the year 2001. Officer transition will con- clude our year and leave us with antic- ipation to begin a new one!
Kappa Tau
Southeastern Louisiana U
The ladies of Kappa Tau Chapter have had a f u n and exciting year. We have been immensely busy with activities to keep our sisterhood strong and to keep our chapter the best at Southeastern Louisiana U. We were awarded the highest honor on our campus receiving the Most Outstanding Student Organization. This was truly a memo- rable time for us. In the fall, we picked up 21 wonderful girls who will be strong assets to our chapter. They were all presented at our White Rose Formal in November by their fathers or dates. In January our chapter received our first official house which is part of Greek Village. This was a tremendous privilege which will help us by being able to hold all our recruitment parties at our house. This chapter focuses on leadership, scholarship, sisterhood, and philanthropy which has made it the wonderful chapter it is today.
Kappa Kappa
Ball State U
This has been a very exciting year for
us thus far. We have a wonderful new
member class consisting of 21 beautiful contributions around campus in our
women. We had our first social of the year during Homecoming week. It was a hit! Our winter formal was in December. It was a great way to wrap up the year and relieve a little of the stress before finals. The Kappa Kappas' are definitely making their mark across campus this year as well. We have women in everything includ- ing Asian Student Association, Student Government Association, Latino Student Union, Panhellenic Conference, and several very talented women on the stage in productions such as West Side Story. Our paired philanthropic event this October, our Haunted House, went off without a hitch. It was tons of fun and full of screams as well. With such a wonder- ful semester behind us, we can't wait to see what next year will bring!
annual Stick-up for Arthritis Research philanthropy event.
Kappa Phi
McGill U
Sisterhood is going strong at Kappa Phi! Kappa Phi just finished a super successful fall recruitment which more than doubled our chapter. Our amaz- ing new members have already taken positions in the chapter and planned a philanthropy event for the whole chap- ter to participate in. Kappa Phi Chapter bonded with the sisters in Boston (Delta Chapter) during our ini- tiation retreat and has plans to strengthen the Canadian connection by visiting our sisters in Ottawa (Gamma Chi). We are ever thankful for the help of our wonderful alumnae and are in
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LaGrange College
Happy 30th Lambda Chi! The sisters of Lambda Chi had a busy semester. After the busy week of recruitment, we wasted no time jumping into the other events planned. We organized several Panhellenic events on campus and are trying to rebuild the Panhellenic spirit on the LaGrange College campus. With socials, sings, etc. planned we have high hopes for improved Panhellenic rela- tions. In October, we volunteered at the Special Olympics (Oct. 13th-15th), a regular event for the chapter. October 20th-22nd, LaGrange College held Homecoming, in which Lambda Chi held our annual parent/alumnae tea. On top of all that, we trick-or-treat- ed for arthritis research, this has been a tradition for several years. It is an excellent way to raise money for phil- anthropy and educate the campus and community at the same time.
Lambda Sigma
U of Georgia
The Lambda Sigma Chapter has had a very busy semester, after an amazing recruitment that pulled in some of the best and brightest 44 women at the U of Georgia. Trying to keep our grades up and staying busy on campus is diffi- cult, but it is what all of Lambda Sigma is busy doing. Our new members are into the action as well-Sarah Lewis was selected for Freshman Board and Rebekah Henson made UGA's Women's Basketball Team. We are very proud to have had one of the five Georgia Homecoming Representatives, Elizabeth Molyson, represent our chap- ter. Though she was not named queen, she looked beautiful out on the field and represented AOII well. The Kickoff Classic, our annual philan- thropy flag football tournament, was held on November 4-5, with a "Victory Barbeque" on the night of the 4th. Two new members will be inducted into Order of Omega from AOII: K.C. Cohen and Stephanie Gallman.
Lambda Tau
U o f Louisiana at Monroe Lambda Tau has had a great year! We won Chapter of the Year for the 11th year in a row! We stayed very busy dur- ing the summer planning for formal recruitment, but all of our hard work paid off. We got the most wonderful group of new members! Our Bid Day pool party was a real "splash" with the chapter! As the fall semester began, Lambda Tau was once again very busy planning new member activities, sister- hood days, and staying involved with intramurals, all while striving hard to keep our grades up. Brooke Wood was named to the ULM Homecoming court. Our fall party, "Famous Couples," was lots of fun. As you can see, Lambda Tau has been keeping busy while having fun,but the best is yet to come!
Nu Beta
U o f Mississippi
The Nu Beta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi has fall recruitment start- ing on Thursday October nineteenth with Bid Day on Monday October twenty-third. We are looking forward to getting a new pledge class of sixty to seventy girls in our house. So far this semester we have been preparing and practicing for recruitment and every- thing is going quite well!
Nu Omicron
Vanderbilt U
In its second year, the word was out early out on V anderbilt's campus about Nu Omicron's "Monster Mash." This event was held for the first time last year, and it is an effort to provide a day of Halloween fun for inner-city Nashville children. These children were brought to campus through the local YMCA, and along with a fraterni- ty, we provided activities such as mummy-rolling with toilet tissue, painting pumpkins, fun games, and
finally, trick-or-treating down Greek row. Every fraternity and sorority on campus helped us out by handing out candy we provided to the children as they are walked around campus. It is such a rewarding experience to see the smiling faces of nearly 100 children! Actually, our sisters get as much out of it as the kids!
Omega Upsilon
Ohio U
In the end of spring quarter the women of Omega Upsilon received the Edwin L. Kennedy Leadership Award through their community service. Returning from summer, the women are excited for another great school year. Currently members are working hard to get ready for events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Week, fall recruitment, and the haunted house.
Omicron
U ofTennessee
The Omicron Chapter has had another very exciting year. We competed in Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming, All-Sing, and Carnicus to once again receive the coveted All Campus Events Cup. The Alumnae and Mothers' Club helped the active members make our 40th Annual AOII Barbeque (the Ruby Jubilee) become the biggest success ever. In addition to being the largest chapter on UT's campus, we also received the highest grade point aver- age in Panhellenic. We are especially proud of our 1999-2000 President Melissa Freeman who received the prestigious Torchbearer award for her contributions to the University. This will be the first year that Omicron awards the Whitney Glenn Cozart Memorial Scholarship to three of our members. With our incredible new member class, we are looking forward to the 99th year of Omicron Chapter.
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Phi Sigma
U of Nebraska Kearney
Phi Sigma has just initiated 21 won- derful new members. As a class they are some of the most outgoing, ener- getic, and fun-loving girls you will ever meet! Our initiation activities consist- ed of a cake to recognize the new members' recent accomplishments, fol- lowed by a night of bonding and shar- ing of our experiences in AOII. Following initiation night, Phi Sigma held its Family Day festivities. Here we honored our parents and families for what they have helped us grow to be, as well as honoring our seniors and all the great ideas they have brought to our chapter. Awards were presented to
the upperclassmen, and a Phi Sigma video, produced by one of our very own members, was shown. It was a very eventful and emotional day for all of Phi Sigma!
Pi Delta
U of Maryland
Pi Delta Chapter won the Chapter Programming award for the current semester, which was a great honor. Our spring '00 new members won the award for the highest CPA and our chapter won the award for 2nd highest GPA of all sororities. We are currently planning Founders' Day with the chap- ters from George Mason U and Towson U.
Rho Delta
Sarmford U
For Rho Delta, the fall semester was a time of great growth, achievement, and lots of fun. As we have just initiated wonderful new sisters into our chapter, the future for Rho Delta holds great promise and potential. From athletes to leaders to honored scholars, Rho Delta new members exemplify what AOII stands for. Rho Delta has also grown in many other aspects. Our chapter CPA rose to a 3.2 last semester. We have also elected wonderfulofficers to LC and cabinet, and we are very excited about having new and fresh
ideas. The chapter also had great
social activities this semester. We held mal. Held at the Opryland Hotel our New Member Bash at Desoto Springhouse, chapter members and Caverns, a large cave located near
Birmingham. We also had a very suc-
cessful mixer with Sigma Chi; this was
a great mid-week break for everyone.
Formal was held at Hoover Country
Club. We had a great band, and the
night proved to be a lot of fun for all.
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U o f California Berkeley Continuing our tradition of strength, growth and character, Sigma Chapter recently initiated 27 wonderful new girls. Upon completing their new-mem- ber program that focused on AOII his- tory as well as culture, and featured tons of fun activities like ice-skating, these girls were ready to be initiated. Our chapter was thrilled to have such great new members and we welcomed them with open arms. We were also a finalist in the Physique Hair Challenge, winning over $2000 for our philanthropy, Arthritis Research. We won this by submitting apparently what the company considered to be great photos of various hairstyles using Physique products. This opportunity
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Rho Omicron
Middle Tennessee State U
It has been a very eventful fall semes- ter for the Rho Omicron Chapter. The beginning of the semester, we found ourselves completely absorbed with recruitment events. All the hard work paid off, however, and we recently ini- tiated 46 beautiful new members into our chapter. Homecoming also proved to be very busy for our chapter. The theme of the University's homecoming for 2000 was Rockin and Rollin' with the Raiders. Our annual fundraiser, Smoke Arthritis Bar-b-que was held November 11th and we had a fabulous turnout, raising more money than ever. It is also Rho Omicron's 15 year
anniversary on campus. To celebrate this milestone, we held a 15 year
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anniversary Red Rose Ball for our for-
alumnae enjoyed a wonderful evening of elegant surroundings and atmos- phere. Fall proved to be very busy for Rho Omicron and Spring 2001 is look- ing to be equally eventful.


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provided a great sisterhood activity and also helped out our philanthropy. We are really looking forward to a great year embracing academics, sisterhood and service.
Sigma Alpha
West Virginia U
Our girls are really getting things together. After lots of hard work, we took first place in Homecoming events, along with the Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternities. This was our first Homecoming win ever in the 15 year history of Sigma Alpha Chapter! Another first for us at Homecoming was having an AOII sister on court. After a difficult selection process, which narrows several applicants down to only five, Jennifer Fluharty was selected as a candidate and represented Alpha Omicron Pi well. Our entire chapter sat together on game day hold- ing a huge banner showing our support for her. We've also developed better intersorority relations by doing some- thing as simple as delivering balloons in each sorority's colors on their Founders' Days with a message attached and sending them pumpkins filled with candy on Halloween.
This is our year to shine at WVU and our future's looking bright!
Sigma Chi
Hartwick College
Sigma Chi sister Patricia Murphy was awarded Hartwick College's Greek Woman of the Year for the 1999-2000 school year! The Sigma Chi Chapter won the Seruma Award for Outstanding Greek Philanthropy for the 1999-2000 school year! This award was bestowed upon us for our various events. These projects included our annual haunted house, participating in freshman move in day, and the tearing down of an old playground at a local elementary school so that a new one could be built.
Sigma Delta
Huntingdon College
Sigma Delta has been very busy this past semester. With the addition of 12 wonderful girls, our chapter has grown even closer. During the fall, we held "AOII in the Face" and sponsored our traditional fall party that was open to the entire campus to raise money for our favorite charities. As we began a new year at Huntingdon College, we were excited to get back into the swing of things. We look forward to the time we have to spend with each other and the time we have to help others along the way.
Sigma Phi
California State U Northridge
Our chapter has gained 20 new mem- bers through our fall recruitment and has initiated them. They are a great group of women and we are excited to see the contributions they will make to our chapter.
Tau
U of Minnesota
Tau Chapter is so excited to welcome 20 new members into AOII! This is the first formal recruitment in over five years that Tau has reached quota and this year we surpassed it! In addition, we were honored with the Most Outstanding Greek Chapter Award 1999-2000 by the U of Minnesota! We kept very busy with the Homecoming activities! We just love showing off our Alpha spirit!
Tau Delta
Birmingham Southern
Tau Delta began another great year by initiating 21 new members. We raised over $3,000 for Arthritis Research through Mr. Hilltopper and Stick-Up for Arthritis this past year and logged in over 5,000 hours of service. Tau Delta also spent a day at Camp M.A.S.H., a camp for children with arthritis, where we hosted a carnival for the children this summer. Two sis- ters competed in the Miss Alabama
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Pageant. We are very proud of both Alexa Jones and Tyrenda Williams for representing Tau Delta in this prestigious event One sister was honored with Theta Chi Sweetheart and another sister with Alpha Tau Omega Sweetheart. One sister is currently serving as SGA First Vice- President and five sisters are current SGA representatives. Congratulations to all of our sisters who serve in leadership posi- tions across campus. Thanks to our alumnae for their continued support.
Tau Gamma
EasternWashington U
Tau Gamma chapter recruited 17 new members compared to the campus average of 9 new members! They are wonderful women.
Tau Lambda
Shippensburg U
AOII Tau Lambda of Shippensburg IJ had a great semester! Our chapter incorporated new ideas that Tricia Twaddell, Becki Stahl, and Cindy Robinson brought home from Leadership Institute this past June. One of our first major changes was adding a philanthropy recruitment party to our usual recruitment sched- ule. It was a success, and the Greek Affairs advisor of Shippensburg U encouraged other organizations to fol- low AOII's example. It was great recognition for our chapter on campus. To make our recruitment flyers stand out among others, we took a picture of the sorority, put it on the flyer and
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Sigma Chapter (U of California-Berkeley)
made color copies. We had wonderful feed- back and a much big- ger turnout of potential new members. We were also issued the 5- star award. It is an honor on campus and only a select few orga- nizations that excel in various areas such as philanthropy, commu- nity involvement and GPAs receive it. We
also had the second highest GPA on campus, with a sorority average of 2.892! Tau Lambda also participated in "Greek Clean", a clean up effort to show the community that Greeks care about Shippensburg. Our picture appeared in the local newspaper. The semester has been wonderful and AOII Tau Lambda is striving to make all of our goals attainable!
Tau Omega
Transylvania U
Tau Omega initiated two new members in the winter semester last year. Since then, we have been busy working on philanthropies and enjoying sister- hood! We are proud that we sent four members and two advisers to L I this summer, who have brought back plen- ty of good ideas to implement into our chapter. We gained 13 new members through recruitment this fall, and are looking forward to continuing our open recruitment throughout the year!
Tau Omicron
U ofTennessee Martin
Tau Omicron kicked off its year with a wonderful recruitment with 36 awesome new members! Our chapter has been well represented at the annual Greek Lip Sync by sporting first place. Our inter- mural sports teams also got off to a won- derful start by winning first place in soc- cer. During Homecoming week, there are many competitions in which Tau Omicron was well represented. We won first place in Rope Pull, Pyramid,
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Homecoming Float and second place in the Homecoming banner competition. Along with Sigma Epsilon, Tau Omicron won first place in Greek participation. We are also proud of senior Courtney Greene, who served as a Homecoming maid. Our year has gotten off to a great start and we are very excited about what lies ahead.
Theta Chi
Mormingside College
The Theta Chi Chapter has been having a great year. This fall we pledged a group of girls that we feel are going to be strong leaders for our chapter in the future. This also happens to be one of our biggest new member groups as well. Our alumnae relations are improving every day, and soon we will have a fan- tastic AAC. Our membership is in its prime right now, with four classes that are very strong in both academics and leadership. Members who attended L I this past summer that came back to school this year with many new ideas and a renewed spirit for the chapter and for AOII in general. Theta Chi chapter is looking forward to a fantastic year filled with fun, sisterhood, and service.
Theta Pi
Wagner College
Theta Pi had a successful recruitment year. We initiated 12 new members in the spring, including one legacy. We were also the only sorority on campus to reach quota. Our presence was felt outside of recruitment as well. Theta Pi won first place for the 5th year in a row at Songfest, Wagner College's song and dance competition. Annabelle Merola was elected First Princess at Songfest. Theta Pi also volunteered its time to decorate a children's floor at a local hospital. We also threw our annual Halloween party for the Early Learning Center Preschool. Just recently, both Theta Pi members and alumnae volun- teered to work at the Breast Cancer Walk. Theta Pi also held its first ever Alpha Bowl. Alpha Bowl is a powder


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puff football game against the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi. The brothers of Alpha Sigma Omega fraternity are coaching us. The entire campus is looking for- ward to the event and we are using the opportunity to raise money for arthritis research. Homecoming proved to be a success for Theta Pi as we decorated a banner with a Mardi Gras theme. Sister Mena DiNuzzo was also Homecoming First Princess.
Theta Psi
U ofToledo
Theta Psi is in the process of planning our "Bowling for Roses" philanthropy event. We haven't held this charitable cause in a couple years, but this year we hope to be as successful as we have been in the past. All proceeds will be donated to the Juvenile Arthritis Research Foundation. We encourage students to form teams of five and bowl for prizes, which will be raffled off dur- ing the event. Trophies will be be awarded to the winner of each division. We will also be selling t-shirts that are personalized for each team. Our rea- soning for bringing this event back to UT was because of the huge amount of encouragement by campus organiza- tions who had participated in the past and had such an exciting and memo- rable experience.
Upsilon Lambda
U ofTexas San Antonio
We, the ladies of Alpha Omicron
Pi at the U of Texas at San Antonio, would like to congratu-
late everyone's new initiates. This
has been an exciting semester for
all of us. We started the semester
off with a highway trash pick up
with the men of Delta Sigma Pi and participated in a memory walk with
the ladies of Sigma Kappa. On October 27, 28 and 29 we held our annual fall retreat followed by a Spontaneous Date Night on November 4 and our first Christmas Banquet on December 7. We would also like to congratulate all the seniors who will be graduating this semester. You will all be missed but not forgotten. We wish everyone the best for a exciting new year and Happy Holidays to all.
Zeta
U of Nebraska Lincoln
Zeta is glad to welcome 47 new initi- ates. We are preparing for our philan- thropy HOOP-IT, a five on five basket- ball tournament. Allproceeds go to Arthritis Research.
Zeta Pi
U of Alabama Birmingham
A successful recruitment (quota plus one) was only the beginning of an awesome fall for Zeta Pi! Our new members were immediately excited about becoming
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involved and have been very effective in service projects and in events that show how much AOII supports UAB. Sisters joined together to run a race for the American Heart Association (AHA) in Amanda White's name. Amanda was still very young when she recently passed away due to complications after a heart transplant she received in college. She had always strongly supported the AHA so Zeta Pi and several alumnae in the area felt this tribute was fitting. The first Saturday morning of Homecoming week the whole chapter participated in "Into the Streets"- a community service event that encompasses several needy groups throughout Birmingham. We definitely bonded as we pulled weeds, painted class- rooms, and sweated through an array of other projects. Everyone around campus took notice of how involved Zeta Pi was during Homecoming week; from sumo wrestling to kareoke, Zeta Pi did it all!
Zeta Psi
East Carolina U
Zeta Psi has had an awesome start this year with a new member class of 20. We raised $6,000 work- ing at UBE and have already met our budget for the year. We are very involved on cam- pus with many sisters on SGA and Young Life Leaders, and AmeriCorps volunteers. Zeta Psi won Chapter of the Year, Education of the Year, and Sister Sorority of the Year last winter and are looking to win
even more this year. We are on our way to another great year.
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Congratulations to Alpha Lambda Chapter lor winning Chapter of Year at Georgia Southern U.
Suzanne Clark and Sarah McEWain, Nu Omicron (Vanderbilt U) members, represented their class on Vanderbilt's Homecoming court
Congratulations to Karen Leigh Samples a member of Zeta Pi (U of Alabama - Birmingham) for winning Ms. UAB during Homecoming.
Noddea Moore, Lambda Eta
(Grand Valley State U) Chapter President will be competing for the title of Miss Michigan in the State pageant in June of 2001. She holds a local title, and is actively participating in her pageant duties (appear- ances, speaking engagements, etc.) while holding the office of AOII Chapter President.
Pi Delta efforts benefit children
Members of the U of Maryland (Pi Delta) AOII chapter played a key role in the September benefit gala that raised more than $200,000 for Adoptions Together, a Maryland nonprofit organization that works to find loving families for children in need of a home. The U of Maryland volunteers helped organize and run an auction that contributed to the evening's fundraising success. Pi Delta members gathered with three gala benefactors, Washington Wizards basketball star, Juwan Howard; U Maryland alumnus Bob Clarke and his wife, Priscilla.
Roses to Kera Hopper,
Sigma Chapter (San Jose State U), for being selected this year's Homecoming Queen!
On October 16, 2000, Delta Psi Chapter (State U of New York- Albany) participated in the American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Walk at Washington Park. As a sorority, we raised over two hundred dollars for the cause and all members of our chapter were in attendance. We were one of the largest groups represented and we looked great all wear- ing our chapter letters! Some of us walked the 3 miles and some of us (including Chapter Consultant Megan Ehrisman) even ran!
Ginny Wyatt, Delta Epsilon.
was named Jacksonville State U Homecoming Queen!
Congratulations to Lisa Fort, Epsilon Chi Chapter, on being elected Elon College's 2000 Homecoming Queen, and to the chapter for placing 2nd overall in Homecoming,
Delta
Pi Delta
Philanthropy
Project
Presentation
Roses to Shala
Berry, Kappa
and Calgary
Chapter member, for being elected President of the newly formed Canadian Interfraternal Association.
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Alumnae
Alpha Gamma
Members of Alpha Gamma (Washington State U) recently visited with residents of Ridge
Pointe Retirement Community and presented potted plants they paint- ed as a project during this year's recruitment. This was accom- plished on the chapter's philan- thropy day and allowed the mem- bers and prospective new members to become acquainted with each other while participating in a ser- vice activity. Painted and decorat- ed in bright colors, the pots con- tained a variety of plants which
were gratefully accepted by the senior residents. Pictured: Ashlee Mansanarex, Lisa Vangstad, and Alpha Gamma President Kari Peterson brighten the day of residents at a local retirement community.
Theta Beta Corporation Board to Meet
The annual Corporation Board meeting will be on Sunday April 1, 2001 at the University Union at Towson U. This year, the Theta Beta Corporation Board is starting a tradi- tion of combining a luncheon with the annual meeting. The meeting will commence after a deli luncheon, served at 12:00, noon. The cost is $5 for Corporation dues and approximately $10 for the lunch. Please make your reser- vation with Melis Edel, 8 Gregoria Ct, Baltimore, MD 21212, (410) 377-6033, by March 15, 2001.
(U of South Alabama) won the Chi Omega
songfest on November 11, having won almost every year for the past 5 years!
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Ournew home
Update on our new International HQ
When our current facility was
built, the AOII Emporium was
only a fraction of its current size.
Today,ithas becomea phenom-
enal resource for our members.
Due to the Emporium's contin-
ued success, it is bursting at the
seams. Without sufficient space,
we will be unable to continue
meeting this growing demand
which generates important rev-
enueforourFraternity. buildingthatismortgagefree.
Please join us now and make an investment in your future and in the future of countless other women who will one day share in our bond of sisterhood.
Contributions or gifts to Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity are not deductible as charitable contri- butions for federal income tax purposes. However, contribu- tions to the AOII International Campaign made through the AOII Foundation are tax deductible and will be used to help underwrite the educa- tional areas of AOII's new home. Contact AOII Headquarters for a pledge card or mail a check to Melanie Doyle, AOII International Headquarters, 5390 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027.
When each of us pledged Alpha
Omicron Pi we made a mutual
commitment to our Fraternity.
Throughout our college days
we learned the "mutuality" of are an essential part of AOII . We learned that the
commitment and loyalty we contributed to AOII would be returned to us many times over through opportunities, support and friendship.
Our strong heritage makes us committed to AOII 's future and to providing even more opportunities to generations of young women. To enable us to fulfill this commitment, today and tomorrow, we are building a new home for our Fraternity in Brentwood, Tennessee.
There are many reasons why a new facility is needed. Because training is so impor- tant to develop strong chapters and effective leaders, our goal is to create a facility equipped to provide leadership and per- sonal development for our members. We are also in need of more space to house our various forms of communica- tions and to better support our collegiate and alumnae chap- ters. Over the past ten years, our membership has grown by approximately 25,000 women.
our Fraternity's history. Our new home will include a climate-controlled and visi- tor-friendly archival library and museum enabling us to preserve and enjoy our past.
To date, the campaign has raised 18.5% of our $3.5 mil- lion goal. It is very simple. If each member of AOII con- tributes only $50.00, we will meet our goal and have a
Priceless artifacts dating back to our founding in 1897, as well as treasures from individual chapters,
Construction of the building is well underway and the build- ing will be formally dedicated on April 21,2001.
It is very Simple. If each member ofAOII contributes only $50.00, we will meet our and have a
building that is mortgage free.
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O MARCH 5, 2001 E International Badge Day
The twenty-six member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) will celebrate International Badge Day, an annual event during which sorority women everywhere honor their Greek affilia- tions by wearing their badge or letters. The theme this year is, "Enduring val- ues, eternal friendships... honor your badge on International Badge Day!" International Badge Day will be cele- brated on March 5,2001.
Recent research done by the Research Initiative of the N P C and the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) indicates that members of Greek organizations have a higher retention rate as college students, tend to make larger gifts when donating to various causes, and are more likely to volunteer and be active in civic affairs during adulthood.
With these positive results of Greek membership now confirmed, NPC Chairman Marian K. Williams (Kappa Kappa Gamma) said, "As Greek women around the continent display their badges on International Badge Day, they can take pride in knowing that to be Greek is to embody the enduring values that we all believe in: community involvement and pride, academic achievement, leadership, integrity, and lifetime friendships."
AOII is asking all our members to mark March 5, 2001, on their calen- dars as International Badge Day. On that day, please join the members of all 26 NPC fraternities in wearing your badge or letters. Or better still,
byJulie Guengehch Martin,Alpha Delta (U of Alabama) Human Resources Committee
One of my favorite things about this time of year is receiving holiday greeting cards. I especially enjoy the family newsletters and photos that fill us in on the year's activities and accomplishments. like many women, I've lived in several different states, so these greetings often arrive from former friends and neighbors. These are the people with whom my family and I have shared back- yard barbeques, trick-or-treating, the arrival of new babies, and other rites of passage. Once we moved, however; those things that we had in common were gone, only to be recalled as fond memories.
AOII is different We know that the bond we'll always cherish is a life-long one. What brought us together initially as collegians never fades away. Those things that were revealed to us at our initiation are as threads in the fabric of our lives—weaving us togeth- er in a rich tapestry of fraternity and love. More than just memories, they endure through the years.
If you are not an active alumnae member, look in this issue to see how you can get involved. Our fraternity is experiencing exceptional growth. Opportunities abound— -from advising a collegiate chapter or serving on a standing committee to enjoying the friendship and fellowship in an alumnae chapter. No matter what you choose to do, it will be refreshingly familiar; like a greeting card, it will remind you what you loved about AOII in the first place.
Though time changes many things in our lives, in AOII we ARE friends as the years go by. Loving sisters are we, loyal forever, Alpha to thee.
enduring values,
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on howto livemydailylife by internalizing Ritual and alwaysfollowingAOII's founding principles."
Ashley S. Jones
Tau Omega
U of Tennessee
College of Law
Served as Chapter Public
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Kappa Omicron
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"Through my membership 1 have had the privilege of developing deep friend- ships. . .that I will maintain
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Delta
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Phi Chi
Rho Chapter Scholarship Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, ME Environmental Engineering, Chapter President 1995 "AOII has been an integral part of my life since initia- tion. Wherever I go I will have a sister and a place to call home."
Bridget C Gannon
Omega
U of Cincinnati
College of Law
Chapter President 1999 "AOII has given me a guide
Gamma Delta
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U of South Alabama Masters Degree in Accounting. Treasurer for Mobile Area Alumnae Chapter, New Member Education Adviser for Gamma Delta
"AOII has provided me with lasting friendships, incredible memories, lead- ership experience."
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"AOII has provided me
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"AOII has given me the support and confidence to achieve my personal and academic goals."
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Lambda Sigma
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MBA in Marketing,
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"AOII has taught me the true meaning olfriendship,loyalty. inspiration and love."
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"AOII has challenged me to strive to live our Rituaf which I believe describes the only type of woman I'd like to be remembered as..."
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MBA in Marketing and Strategy, serves on Executive Board of Toronto Area Alumnae Chap. "AOII has given me so much and I try to give back just a fraction of that every day."
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Alpha Rho
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"AOII means a family of friends, a sisterhood like no other, beautiful Ritual and lasting friendships."
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Delta Beta
U of Louisiana at Lafayette Secondary Education (BS) Chapter VP of Education
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Who can apply? Any AOII member in good standing, collegian or alum- na, pursuing an undergrad- uate or graduate degree, may apply. One form is all you need to apply for any scholarship. The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications, determines scholarship amounts and will match applicants with the appro- priate named or DJSF scholarship.
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Edith Huntington Anderson/ Beta Phi Scholarship, Medical College of Georgia, Doctor of Medicine, Chapter Vice President of Administration 1998-99 "I feel very blessed to be an AOII."
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How can application? 2001-02 applications are available now at aoiifoundation.org by clicking on the scholar ship button and download- ing the application; on AlphaLink under the Resources tab; or by calling, writing or e-mailing the AOII Foundation.
What is the deadline?
Scholarship applications are due postmarked no later than March 1, 2001. Each AP and collegiate chapter VPAD was mailed a printed application as well. Recipients will be notified in mid-May. Awards are paid in two installments pending verification of reg- istration each term
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As you read the news reports from our alumnae chapters, you will be reminded of the lastingness of our sisterhood. While consistently providing activities to interest everyone, these chapters also enjoy participating in meaningful community service and philanthropic events.
AOII isfor a lifetime!
Arlington/Mid-Cities
This past year we mourned the loss of Shirley Reichert McCracken who had recendy celebrated her 50-year anniversary as an AOII. She was an inspiration to us alL This year we plan to again have weekday luncheons to include those who are not always able to attend weekend functions. Plus AOIIs always like to get together to eat!! At our Christmas Brunch we brought toys for distribution by Arlington Santa Cops. This year in December we are planning to entertain local collegians home for the holi- days. We are inviting members and colle- giate guests to bring their mother/daughter. Last year we had a Saturday Lunch/Chick Flick Party. This year we will take our IIOAs to dinner. Again we plan to participate in
alumnae
SeniorWelcomeforDeltaThetaandrollout support Atlantaisthefastestgrowingcity
the garage sale. We invite any AOIIs in the area to join in the fun!
in the U.S., and we have received much interest from sisters who have relocated here. We encourage you and anyone who hasn't become involved to be
Atlanta
The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter has a full year planned, including an expanded Girls' Night Out Activities include a Christmas luncheon (and toy drive for a nonprofit), a family day at Zoo Adanta, a gardening lecture, pottery paintings, wine tastings, etc. We're looking at adding a book club, an investment club and a leadership training program. Roses To The Rescue, a fundraiser for Zoo Atlanta's pan- das, will be held March 3, 2001 at the Alpharetta Marriott. Co-chairs Melissa Holder and Laura Ring hope to raise $40,000, which will bring AOII s total dona- tion to $100,000.
We've formed a large Collegiate Relations committee, and plan to strength- en our relationship with the chapters we
expanding our philosophy to the collection of other items that are needed by the com- munity, such as school supplies and outer wear. Each month items listed on the yearly calendar will be collected and distributed to the appropriate charity. Also, instead of gathering for our annual Christmas party, our chapter gathered to wrap Christmas pre- sents for a needy family we adopted. Our chapter will be honoring member Qydelle Mauldin who is retiring as Treasurer of our chapter for the past 55 years!! She is moving to Mississippi and will be greatly missed.
Bloomington
The Bloomington Alumnae Chapter has been quite busy this year. After a successful recolonization and installation of the Beta PhiChapter,thealumnaechapterlooks forward to getting to know our coDegiate sisters and promoting AOII in the commu- nity. This year the chapter's focus is on the "Girls' Night Out". All of the chapter's activities are designed to be fun and relax- ing for all members. A wide range of activ- ities from wine tasting to pottery painting are planned. The goal for the chapter is to get members back to AOII while allowing them to have one evening a month with their friends and sisters.
Bloomington/Normal
The Bloomington/Normal Alumnae have welcomed all our collegiate sisters from Beta Lambda into our chapter with open arms. This year our chapter is trying lots of new ideas, bringing all women together. The
Rowling Green Alumnae
Chapter
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Bozeman Alumnae Chapter
part of our sisterhood.
Baton Rouge
Last year, the Baton Rouge Alumnae Chapter collected bags and bags of over-the- counter medications which were given to a local shel- ter which provides assis- tance for the needy. This year, however, our chapter isn't going to just collect medications, we are


alumnae news Alpha Phi House followed by our Annual AOPie Night, a social when the alumnae bring pies to share with members and new members. In recognition of this year's elec- tions a Get Out and Vote theme were car- ried out with decorations and a political ice- breaker, matching questions and answers
had a very informativefinancialplanning seminar where professional financial man- agers shared their expertise with us. On May 27,2000 a Year-End Soiree was held at a local Greek restaurant (complete with plate smashing) to thank all of our hard- working and dedicated alumnae for their contributions over the past year. Upcoming events include the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, Yoga lessons for the mind and body as well as a 15-year Reunion weekend to celebrate Kappa Lambda's 15 years at the U of Calgary. Calgary's amazing new website (www.ucalgary.ca/~alphaomi) will keep everyone apprised of all upcoming events and festivities!
Central Louisiana
The AOII Alumna Initiate Program helped increase membership for the Central Louisiana Alumnae Chapter. Sandy Ocstriecher, AP for Central Louisiana had the pleasure of meeting and working with a young woman in the local group of Junior League. Heather Bandy was serving as Chair for the New to You Committee which helps raise funds for local women and chil- dren charities. During this time Heather became aware of Sandy's involvement and love for AOII. She expressed that she had always wanted to join a group like AOII and experience the gift of sisterhood. Recruitment was always close to Sandy's heart and at once she began to share what sisterhood meant to her and offer informa- tion on AOII's alumna initiate program. Heather's eyes beamed with excitement as she realized this long ago wish could actually come true. More discussions were held and all the necessary forms were completed. Last spring, Heather was indeed approved for initiation as an alumna initiate. Kappa Chi Chapter, Northwestern State U in Natchitoches, recently served as the installing collegiate chapter for Miss Heather Bandy. The alumnae of Central Louisiana are thankful for the part Kappa Chi played in bringing a lovely young woman into the bonds of friendship Alpha Omicron Pi can offer not only to collegians, but others like
Heather in our local communities.
Central Maryland
The Central Maryland Alumnae Chapter is looking forward to recruiting new members, enjoying social events together, and enjoying a relaxing body care demonstration to raise
chapter is focusing on our Ritual. We are working on charity every month with small- er projects, Halloween haunted trail, Jingle Bell Run, Adopt-a-Park, etc
Bowling Green
Bucks County
The Bowling Green Alumnae Chapter has
planned an exciting year full of activities we
hope will appeal to all age groups. There is
something for everyone. We will meet each acquainted with one another. We enjoy month for lunch at a local restaurant We
also have scheduled a game night, legal issues seminar, scrapbooking and other sis- terhood events. If you live in the Bowling Green area, please come join us!!
sharing our experiences with AOII, and see- ing how many amazing coincidences we have in our lives.
Bozeman
Buffalo
The Bozeman Alumnae kicked off the new year by celebrating the dedication of the Alpha Omicron Bench in the Montana State University's beautiful Centennial Mall. The alumnae and Alpha Phi Chapter teamed together to raise $5,000 for the project in honor of AOII's own Centennial Celebration. Alumnae, collegians and college dignitaries gathered at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 6 for the ceremony in the center of campus held during Homecoming Weekend. The AOIIs were the first sorority on campus to sponsor and complete a bench project Heidi Sherick, '88, coordinated the outstanding effort Large bronze plaques on the bench recognize Alpha Phi Chapter and Alpha Omicron Pi's own Centennial. Our first chapter meeting was November 6 at the
The Buffalo Alumnae Chapter had a fall picnic in August that was successful. We all had fun talking about the past and getting updates on the present
Calgary
Once again the Calgary Alumnae Chapter has had a very active year, and there is still more to come! Our chapter hosted an international wine tasting event, resulting in the creation of some enthusiastic new oenophiles! A belly-dancing class provided us with fun and laughs together with some new dancing skills. Annual Pottery Night once again demonstrated the incredible tal- ent and creativity of our alumnae, as unique mugs, trivets, bowls and other objects d art materialized before our eyes! The chapter
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from great moments in political history.
We are still a relatively new chapter, and our members are still in the process of getting
Chicago City Alumnae
Chapter


funds for arthritis. We walked through the Symphony of Lights holiday display at Merriweather Post Pavilion to benefit the local hospital. The Jingle Bell Run in Baltimore, MD was held on December 10th and the Joints in Motion Walk is on our schedule for May 2001. For more informa- tion contact Mary Parr (410)531-2874, or maryparrl (gjhome.com.
Champaign-Urbana
In the past year, the Champaign-Urbana alumnae took it easy and relaxed with fun and games. However, we found it is not always possible to relax because of the hectic lives we lead. This year we are showing the alumnae that "There's Always Room for AOII." Our meetings include a pineapple party with our IIOAs, girls' night out, desserts with the collegians, and a summer luncheon. Each of these meetings will concentrate on a different room in a house as we invite the alumnae to come home to AOII. Having already focused on the kitchen and bath- room, we are preparing for the entry hall and living room as we spend two meetings assembling our specially designed survival kits for the weary Iota Chapter members during finals week With the addition of sev- eral enthusiastic newcomers to the alumnae group, we are looking forward to having a
the year with a wine and cheese social and delighted in the new faces and names that have joined the area since last year. Founders' Day was celebrated with a salad luncheon in December with a gift/ornament swap that has become a festive tradition. The group will be working closely with the local Arthritis Foundation, volunteering for a wine tasting/silent auction fundraiser and partici- pating in a walk-a-thon in May. With the paperwork completed and mailed, reinstalla- tion in either February or March is gready anticipated.
Charlotte
The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter is off to a great start this year. We began the year by volunteering in our local Arthritis Foundation's Joint Walk for Arthritis. We enjoyed a salad supper at our first meeting, where we were pleased to meet 3 new mem- bers. In October we celebrated "College Night" by meeting at a local restaurant wear- ing either letters or something from our uni- versity. We enjoyed meeting more new members and were happily surprised to dis- cover that our waitress was an AOII as well! Other activities this year were a "paint your own pottery" night, a silver jewelry party, a progressive dinner and an ornament exchange in December. We will be attend- ing a play, attending our Founders' Day
brunch, as well as a game night We will finish up the year with our annual family BBQ in May. We encourage all AOIIs in the area to become involved by call-
alumnae
Chicago N W Suburban
"Getting to know you" could be the recur- ring theme for the activities this year of Chicago Northwest Suburban. With so many collegiate chapters and age ranges represented, our focus will be on sisterhood. Our Membership Education program, "Bound by Ties of Friendship", is designed to strengthen the bond amongst our mem- bers. Each month, the members of a specif- ic chapter are "honored". We hope to learn more about each university, each chapter, and the individual members of each chapter. Various area restaurants have been visited as members tour the area dining at a different location each month. With the success of the dinner group, we hope to schedule a ceramics class and a book review club. We are excited about our busy year and look forward to knowing each other better.
Chicago West Suburban
We are proud to announce that one of our most loyal and dedicated members, Patti Broggi, was chosen as one of the recipients of the prestigious Women of Leadership Award from AOII at Leadership Institute 2000. Our chapter has been busy with char- itable activities such as volunteering hours at the Care and Counseling Center's facilities and holding a mock baby shower lor their mother's closet We held our annual nut sale this Fall and put together Halloween goody bags for our adopted collegiate chapter at DePaul U. Our holiday activities included an auction where we invited family and friends to purchase Christmas items and baked goods, and, in December, we held an appetizer party and ornament exchange. We are so proud of our wonderful website, that was created by our past president's son, and is being updated hourly by a member's very dedicated father-in-law! We are also doing a millennium time capsule that will include our activities as an alumnae chapter, to be put away for fiftyyears!
Dayton
The Dayton chapter looks forward to another rewarding year of sisterhood activi- ties. With a few new evenings of just get- ting together over dinner we hope to attract some new members. We also have a meet- ing night that falls on Valentine's Day, so we
Charleston
I year!
Fun, philanthropy, and finally being rein- stalled as an alumnae chapter-these are the things the Charleston alumnae are looking forward to this year! The chapter kicked off
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Chicago City Alumnae Chapter meets monthly for "Taste of Chicago" style dinners and lunches, among other events and philanthropies. Thissummerwe held our fifth annual Garage Sale to support Arthritis Research and our chapter. In November, we held the Second Annual Silent Auction & Raffle, on the DePaul U campus. And of course, we support the two local collegiate chapters, Delta Rho and Phi Chi.
ing Shelly Stevenson (704)599-9708.
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are inviting our spouses and "significant others" to share this meeting and with the subject of Wine Education, we all hope to learn more about what goes into the mak- ing of wine, what wines to serve, and how to serve them.
Denver
The Denver alumnae have a busy fall planned. We started off the new year with a picnic at Observatory Park in September. In October,wemetattheMeltingPotforafon- due dinner, and all attendees were asked to bring a donation of a toiletry item for a local women's shelter. We toured the historic Molly Brown House and had tea in November. We got together this holiday sea- son at the IIOA potluck and white elephant auction in December. We finished out the year by volunteering at the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis Research.
Detroit N Suburban
Detroit North Suburban's first event of the 2000 year was a phantom tea fundraiser for the Capital Campaign named "Tea for 2, AOII and You." Our year continued when we were guided through a Gvil War camp
Detroit Area Chapters. A flower sale and baby shower for V.P. Laura Kaplan rounds out our year. Click on [email protected] mail.com and say " It's a go" for tickets to Founders' Day.
Diablo Valley
Diablo Valley Alumnae, in Northern California, is a cohesive group, endeavoring to further the principles of AOII. Our events try to appeal to all ages, ranging from pot lucks to joint meetings with our sister alumnae, East Bay. The theme for this year is to Renew Friendships from the past and present
Fort Lauderdale
In April, we installed our new officers and held Ritual at the lovely Ft. Lauderdale Country Club thanks to the help of Carole Kashner. We continued our food gathering program at each meeting and volunteered for the annual Postal Food Drive.
Greater Harrisburg
Our chapter's involvement in cultural and charitable activities has proven successful not only to sisters wanting to keep up-to-date in our community but also to continue to foster our feeling of Iraternity. Donations to
contact Linda Stroud at 860-651-6765 or via e-mail at [email protected] Congratulations to Alison Redford on her recent marriage!
Greater Jackson
The Greater Jackson Area Alumnae began the summer with a Summer Recruitment Tea Mid-summer we met to beat the heat at a local restaurant, Over the Border! Our annual garage sale/fundraiser was held at the home of member Bethany Culley Harless. Thanks to all those making contri- butions of items and time which made our sale a success! With Ole Miss's recruitment in October, we met to prepare goody bags to help the Nu Betas through those long voting sessions. Member Becky Thames Puckett graciously hosted our November meeting at which we accepted donations for Christmas toysforsomeneedychildren. Buttheevent we wait all year for is the Annual Ornament Swap and Christmas Party which was, as usual hosted by Angela Ladner! January 2001 will bring us together again for a Wine and Cheese Celebration in honor of Jessie, Helen, Elizabeth and Stella coordinated by Crystal Grafton Combs. For more informa- tion about the Greater Jackson Area Alumnae please call Johanna McMullan at (601) 956-2526.
Greater Kansas City
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of AOII kicked off the fall term with a Fireside & Ritual W orkshop at which members explored the heart of AOII. The October meeting followed with a presentation on new holiday cosmetic looks and gift ideas for holidays.
In November, members gathered to compile "Final Exam Survival Kits" to send to collegiate sisters at Central Missouri State U, while the December meeting was devoted to the annual Founders' Day Celebration.
In January, members looked forward to a new program topic: "My Best Friend's Wedding" at which sisters shared photos and stories about each other's weddings and even dug out memorable bridesmaid dresses from weddings in which they had participated.
Plans for February include another unique twist on the traditional program: a baby and wedding shower at which mem- bers bring new, wrapped gifts that each will open and then donate to a local women's shelter.
Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae
by our own reenactor Sarah Krans, enjoyed a pool party and Victorian house tour. Dinner for collegians, cider mill tour, Arthritis Run, Christmas luncheon and Goody Bag fundraiser were scheduled this year. January brings a craft night, followed by February's African-American History Museum event tour. "2001, A Space Odyssey" is the Founders' Day theme featur- ing AOII Helen McMahon speaking to Beta Gamma, Kappa Rho and lamda Eta plus all
Chapter
libraries, shelters, underprivileged children, food banks, animal care and our work on Arthritis Awareness Day make our social gatherings even more meaningful because we know we're not just a social group. These have included dinner and a movie, the annual picnic, the Perm State TV tailgate, spring garage sale, the Christmas exchange, and craft creations. Close contact with Tau Lambda keeps us current with on campus sisters who appreciate our goodies,
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supplies and attendance at their events. Business meetings include Ritual fraternity education and each sister telling "What's New" in her life. The "What's New" helps cement the bonds of young and old as we share life's accomplishments and challenges.
Greater Hartford
The Greater Hartford Alumnae Chapter is small in numbers, but big on loyalty to AOII. Events and locations vary to accommodate remote locations of members. We'd love to have any sisters in the area join us. Please


March's meeting will kick off prepara- tions for our annual bedding-plant fundrais- er. Members will meet at a local Earl May Nursery & Garden Center to learn about garden and landscape techniques. April will focus on ritual and the installation of new officers, and May will end the year with our traditional potluck/barbeque.
Greater Lafayette
The Greater Lafayette Alumnae Chapter would like to recognize one of our members, Joan Landry who recently received a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the AOII Foundation.
Greater Los Angeles
"Oh the places we wilTgo. "The Greater LA Alumnae are "travelling around the world". We kicked off the year with a Bon Voyage party at Stephanie Blonstein's. Everyone received their passports and shared their summer adventures! We also put together "welcome packs" for the CSUN new mem- bers. We have travelled to Italy (a night of tile making at a local ceramic store), France (a trip to the Getty museum), Germany (an Octoberfest at Ann Lampe's), England (a holiday tea at the Beverly Hills Hotel). Soon we are off to China (our phantom tea project at Beryl Arbit's in February) and many other great places. We receive stamps for each country visited and those with the most stamps will be entered in a raffle at our "wel- come home party" in May. We have also incorporated several philanthropies into our events, including UNICEF, AOII Foundation, and our local philanthropy, Daybreak ( a women's shelter). Come join us! Email us at [email protected]
Greater Miami
The Greater Miami Alumnae Chapter is greatly excited about the formation of our newest colony at Florida International U this year. We encourage all alumnae in the south Florida area to get involved with this colony of 55 women and to join our alumnae chap- ter.Evenifyoudonothaveanyextratimeto spend now, please support our chapter by becoming a member (it's only $30 a year), so we can continue to support a woman's shel- ter in Miami, participate in many activities throughout our community, and share our expertise and memories with our new colle- giate chapter. We look forward to meeting
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you and continuing our commitment of sis-
terhood and camaraderie. For more informa-
tion on our chapter, check out our web site at
www.angelfire.com/M/AOIIGreaterMiami/
main.html to see when and where our next
meeting or event will be. Or, call any of our
members. You are always welcome to attend
any activity and bring along another sister to
enjoy the epicurean delights that always
seemedtobeserved! asa60-yearmember.G-Pacmember
Greater Pensacola
Karen Maudlin, RN MS, presented a pro- gram on Domestic Violence at our local VA hospital and collected donations for the Center Against Spousal Abuse. We celebrat- ed the Kentucky Derby race with our hus- bands. Our members enjoyed monthly lunches together, book club, and investment club meetings. We also continue to support Gamma Theta LSF in Tampa.
This past year the Pensacola chapter again
enjoyed our pleasant Saturday lunches and
supporting various civic groups and organi-
zations. We held our annual Christmas
Luncheon for our collegians and their moth-
ers. However, the highlight of our year was
celebrating our 25th Anniversary. On
February 5, 2000 we gathered for a lun-
cheon at Bon Appetit Restaurant We hon- awards for Chapter Performance and
ored our 50+year members, (Eleanor Austin, 74 years; Gene Martin, 52 years; Sue Kubitz, 51 years and Margaret Hansen, 50 years) and also gave 2 Certificates of Honor (CamiUe Austin and Gene Martin). It was a very nice day and everyone left with a rose and a renewed spirit for AOII. As we look forwardtothiscomingyearwewelcomeall alumnae in the area to join our small relaxed group.
Greater Pinellas
Greater Pinellas Alumnae Chapter enjoyed a year of successful programs and socials emphasizing AOII friendships. We toured
Foundation Support at AOII Leadership Institute in June at the Los Angeles Marriott
Hammond Area
We are looking forward to an exciting year. Kappa Tau chapter is finally getting a home of their own which means a home for us also. Ifanyoneisinterestedinhelpingout with the chapter's wish list for the new home please contact [email protected] for information on how to make tax free dona- tions through SLLTs Foundation. This year at Homecoming there will be a walk through of the new houses. It has been a busy but rewarding year working side by
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the historical Belleview Biltmore Hotel in Belleair, raised money at our luncheon and fashion show, and shared our traditional Spirits of Christmas Brunch with our hus- bands. We celebrated Founders' Day 2000 with Cindy Visot, AOII Foundation Ambassador, as our guest speaker. Marty Harrison, AOII Alumnae Network Specialist, was also a guest Irene Taylor was honored
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Patricia Cosby, Omicron (U ofTennessee) AOII Juniors gather for a photo during a U ofTennessee football game. L to ft Emily Graham, Sarah Robertson, Mary Hannah Blaine,Megan Steinle,Amy
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TauOmicron Chapter (U ofTennessee at Martin) AOII members take first place in the Rope Pull 2000
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Editor's note:
We would like to thank the members and chapters who entered our Jo Dragma Photography Contest announced in the Summer 2000 issue. Entries were judged on content and quality and no limit was placed on the number of times a single chapter could win. We hope to make this contest an annual event and would love to receive even more quality photos from more chapters. Congratulations to our winners.
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Patricia Cosby, Omicron (U ofTennessee) Bid Day 2000 - Members get a little crazy for the senior class picture.
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Patricia Cosby, Omicron (U ofTennessee) Open House Round - Sisters pose in front of a poster display L to R:
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first Place • Panhellenic Patricia Cosby, Omicron (U ofTennessee) All Sing 2000 - AOII and
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members joined talents to win first place in their division and second place overall.
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Carrie Price, Theta Psi (U offoledo)
Sisters share some fun during the annual "A-O-Pie in the Face" event. Students pay a dollar to throw a pie at their favorite AOII or U ofToledo faculty member.
Second Place • Philanthropic Events
Lindsey Whitfield, Alpha Lambda (Georgia Southern U) Ashley Rosevear and Bonnie Buck pose
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First Place • Social Events
Ron Surdzial, Ventura County Alumnae Chapter.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party. \
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Patricia Cosby. Knoxville Alumnae Knoxville Alumnae and Omicron new member picnic, October 2000. They played an icebreaker game with the nametag necklaces. Collegians and alum- nae had to find the sister who had their nametag. L to R: Hannah Dozier. Megan Casey,McKenzie McCracken, Megan Barnes and Ashley Lampkins.
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Carrie Price.Theta Psi (U ofToledo) Sisters pause for a group photo on Parents' Day. Each Spring parents and daughters have lunch together. They enjoy each others company and the chapter holds an awards ceremony.
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Patricia Cosby, Omicron
(U ofTennessee)
Big Sister Week - new
members cannot wait to find out who their big sisters are. Each big sister decorates a candle which is anonymously given to their little sister. The chapter forms a circle, sings songs and passes the candle. The big sister reveals herself by blowing out the candle. L to R: Kasey Daniel, Megan Barnes, Kaley Barnett Ashley Lampkins and Lanie Blankenship.


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side with Kappa Tau Chapter. We started a new tradition of joining our Louisiana alum- nae for High Tea at Windsor Court for Christmas ending the year in style!
Hilton Head
On August 24, 2000, our members support- ed the Hilton Head Island Bargain Box (a local non-profit charity) by purchasing their new (and popular) local cookbook, "Twice Treasured Recipes." By doing so, our mem- bers had the opportunity to donate 20% of the purchase price of the cookbooks back to our chapter. It was a great success and the attending members were very pleased to not only help support a local charity, but also support our AOII alumnae chapter! Maybe the next time we meet, we'll get to sample some of the delicious recipes from the low- country cookbook!
Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter started the year off with a wonderful pitch-in where we welcomed several new members to our group. We also went on a haunted hayride to share in the fall hayride tradition of our collegiate years. We are working especially hard this year to recruit new members and retain new and current members through- out the year. To help with this we have cre-
ated an e-mail list for members who want monthly reminders of our activities and we are working on our own Web page so that we can keep in touch throughout the year with updates and changes to our calendar. We are again looking forward this winter and spring to our annual Founders' Day and Arthritis Luncheons.
Jonesboro
At Arkansas State's Homecoming, one of Sigma Omicron's alumnae Betty Stanley Beene, President of United Way, was recog- nized as a distinguished alumna of Arkansas State. We, along with Sigma Omicron, hosted a Homecoming Brunch in honor of Ms. Beene. Over 80 alumnae and collegians attended.
Kentuckiana
The Kentuckiana Alumnae Chapter got off to a great start with our Membership Kickoff Luncheon in August. Over 15 women attended, of which seven joined our chapter! At the luncheon we reflected on what we as alumnae wanted to achieve as a chapter. This year our chapter will put a greater focus on giving back to AOII and supporting our local collegiate chapter. We hosted a surprise dessert social for the col- legians and hung up signs of support across campus for them during COR In addi- tion, we've made plans to work on our own chapter relations by adding additional sis-
terhood activities to our calendar of events, such as a bowling social, chili dinner and movie night Our goal is to get every member to attend at least one sisterhood event per season!
Knoxville
The episode with the Omicrons has already aired, but you can still see them on Oprah.com...just click on "past shows."
Lake County of Illinois
The Lake County of Illinois Alumnae group has planned a year of activities around songs. In September we started off the year looking at college years to "You've Got a Friend, in October we held a fundraising game of Bunco to "The Gambler," we were thankful in November by hosting a food donation and ceramic party, December was a "Happy Holiday" social event The new year starts out with "Memories" by attending Chicago Area Founders' Day with former PIPs as speakers. "My Funny Valentine" will give us background for putting together goodies for Safe Place. March will be an education meeting about spring planting, in April we have "Dinner at Tiffany's" and we will end the year learning about antiques "In The Good Old Days". We continue with our adopt a highway project in Lake County. We have a truly musical year planned and are sure to have lots of fun too.
Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter is still growing with the activity in the area. We enjoy getting together every fall at the annual brunch and were excited when Heather Murphy invited us to the new beautiful home for people suffering with Alzheimer's. We saw first hand what care and time goes into helping these senior citi- zens. Next it was Halloween with the kids at the home of Kelly Reese and a Christmas Cookie and White Elephant exchange at Cynthia Darcy's. We are looking forward to Founders' Day, scrapbooking at Danette Adams', a Current fundraiser for Foster Grandparents, a baby shower for Jennifer Wilson at Ann Marie Peters', and the final IIOA event Please attend anytime if you move or visit Vegas!
Lexington
The Lexington Area Alumnae Chapter has had a busy fall already. We have had our annual birthday party for all members in August as well as helping the two local chapters with recruitment in August and September. Our monthly event for
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AOIIs on Oprah! The power of friend- ship among one group of Omicron Alumnae is being celebrated on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Last April, the group appeared on an episode of Oprah about gratitude. Since leaving the U of Tennessee and the collegiate chapter, they are finding creative ways to stay in touch. One way is through "Blessing Brunches." The show learned about the tradition and asked the girls to "host" one for Oprah. Viewers around the world learned how thankful the girls are for each other and how important their college friend- ships remain, even after graduation.


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September was a Girls' Night-In where we ate our favorite appetizers and played the night away over enjoyable games. October found us spending a day at Keeneland Race Course as well as Trick-Or-Treating for UNICEF. In November, we held a night of painting pottery and in December we combined our finals kit assembly with an afternoon of tea. We look forward to ending the year with a bang and getting ready for the start of 2001 by hosting Founders' Day for our chapter and the two collegiate chapters in the area. We continue to stay busy and look for new members at each event we have!
Little Rock
September 24th the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter celebrated our 50th anniversary. Executive Director Melanie Doyle and Foundation Executive Director Bobby Stanton were present. Members enjoyed appetizers, cake, and punch. We looked through past scrap books and learned more about the history of our chapter.
Macomb County
Special events highlighted our 1999-2000 schedule. As hostess for AOII Detroit Area Founders' Day at Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, we welcomed Past International President, Joan Deathe MacCallum, Kappa Phi from Montreal, our guest and speaker. With Alpha Gamma Delta, AOII co-chaired Detroit Alumnae Panhellenic Association's scholarship luncheon. To complement the program about ladies' hats, we decorated the reception hall and tables with heirloom hats from our members' collections. We preced- ed our May meeting with a tour of Provencial-Weir House, the historic c. 1823 farm home of French settler Pierre Provencal. That evening concluded with our presenting Milly Schiele Neuder, Beta Gamma, her 50 Year membership pin. The year closed with dining out when Roberta (Robbie) Ruth Peterson, Kappa Rho, was our honored guest. We expressed our appreciation for her six years of superb ser- vice as Alumnae Director/Network Specialist
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For our February Spouse Event, Don and Carolann Mikesell hosted a meal which included exotic samples of Far Eastern food. Afterwards, they shared their pictures and experiences from a trip taken to host a group of Ball State U students on a trip to China and the Far East
Nashville Area
as a recognition of all our hard work throughout the year! We have a busy calen- dar this year with some new events and we look forward to another exciting year of AOII activities here in "The Big Easy!"
Northern Orange Co.
Our alumnae chapter enjoys a number of casual activities. One of the favorites is the summer miniature golf and dinner event This is an easy activity to plan and carry out because there is very little before-hand preparation. Each member invited her hus- band or a guest to be part of the fun. After playing a round of miniature golf, prizes were given for lowest and highest scores. We then drove to a nearby restaurant where we ate and discussed and laughed about some of the interesting golf shots (good and bad!)
The Nashville Area AOII alumnae are
having more fun than humans should be
allowed! Our traditional September
potluck was a huge success and who
knew we had so many great chefs among
us?! We took a wine-tasting class at a
Nashville hotspot in October. And in
November, we met at the Build-a-Bear
Workshop and created (chose, stuffed
and fashioned clothes for) our new fluffy that were observed. This is a wonderful
friends. Afterwards, we enjoyed some sis- terhood in the food court at the mall. During the holidays, we decorated the classrooms of a school for special needs children and provided useful gifts from the teachers' wish lists. Looking forward to a great AOII 2001!
New Orleans
The New Orleans AOII Alumnae Chapter is very active and always up to something! We are very proud of our continued success in increasing our membership numbers! We have a great group of women that represent several collegiate chapters. Members are involved on the Kappa Tau AAC, New Orleans and Northshore Alumnae Panhellenics, have a wide variety of profes- sional backgrounds and support all of the collegiate chapters in the state. We are thrilled to have once again received an AOII Performance Certificate at LI in Los Angeles
chance for everyone to get to know each other better.
Northern Virginia
The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter is off to a great start this year. We are sending Omi Bear on an "AOII Road Trip" to visit the US and Canada and to see all of our col- legiate chapters. Each month, our activities focus on the area of the country that Omi is visiting. Our membership education officer submits trivia on the states and the chapters that Omi is visiting in our monthly newslet- ter. Our activities this year have included: September: Virginia Tailgate Send-off for Omi (potluck dinner); October: Heart of America (Dinner at the America's Restaurant).
November: The South (Annual Auction themed "A Southern Christmas"); and in December: The Northeast and


Canada (Day Bus Trip to 1NYC). Our events still to come include: January the Midwest and Canada (dinner and a movie Chicago style (pizza), February: New Orleans (Mardi Gras celebration); March: The West Coast and Canada (1st Annual Alum Rose Ball); April: The Southwest (Tex Mex night); and May: Hawaii (Luau).
NY/NJ Metro
Last March 26th, our alumnae chapter and the Theta Pi collegiate chapter, welcomed two alumnae initiates into our fraternity. Donna Haber is the mother of one of the Theta Pi collegians, Laura, and wanted to be a part of this fabulous organization that her daughter is a member of. The collegians affectionately called her "Mom" and now she shares a more special bond with all of us. Janice Bambara graduated from Wagner College, never taking the opportunity to pledge AOII. But she has kept in touch with several of her AOII friends since college and
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this past summer they all celebrated a big birthday together on a cruise! FVior to taking this cruise, Janice became an AOII and we are glad to be able to share AOII sisterhood with her. We wish to add to AOII's list of favorite sayings not only "Once an AOII, Always an AOII" but "It's never too late to become an AOII". We now have two new members of our alumnae chapter and are excited to welcome them to the wonderful world of AOII.
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a hurricane. It takes a big one to knock out one of our meetings! Our only function without food was the Great Glebe Garage Sale with Gamma Chi. but we did sell home- made jams and jellies, pickles and relishes. We should create an AOII Cookbook!
Palm Beach County
The Palm Beach County Alumnae Chapter has continued its tradition of sisterhood for over 25 years. We support our local philan- thropy of Children's Hope, Inc. by filling Christmas stockings and Easter baskets for those children in foster care.
Our gatherings of fun and friendship include our traditional Founders' Day Luncheon, Sweetheart Dinner with spouses and significant others, pot luck suppers and out to dinner evenings.
PaloAlto
The Palo Alto Alumnae Chapter kicked off the Fall, 2000 season with a Brunch at the home of Lori Dickman Castellucci, Delta Sigma, on October 7. Fifteen members enjoyed a delicious lunch and caught up with everyone's summer activities. Other events for the year include a Lite Rail Excursion to the San Jose Art Museum in November, Holiday Open House, the Northern California Council Founders' Day with featured speaker, IP, Carole Jones, a financial planning seminar in March, Girl's Night Out in April where we will enjoy din- ner and a movie in downtown Palo Alto, the San Jose AC Spring Luncheon in April and our Annual Summer Family Picnic in June. All local area AOIIs are welcome to join us for any activity. Contact Janis Nelson at 650 948-6583 or [email protected] for fur- ther information.
Palouse Washington
The Palouse, WA Alumnae Chapter started off the year with a meeting at the .Alpha Gamma chapter house in October. The new collegiate members had a chance to intro- duce themselves and learn about Alpha Omicron Pi from long time members. We have one member who has been active in AOII for 50 years! Our members brought home-baked cookies to share with our newest members and thoroughly enjoyed
The Omaha Alumnae Chapter has kept a busy schedule this year and continues to expand our members and activities. Our meetings involve socializing along with AOII education and a strong focus on philan- thropy. Members are asked to donate items for a local charity at each meeting. The items will be delivered in Easter baskets to the Ronald McDonald House in the spring. We are growing our active members by pub- lishing a newsletter and contacting local alumnae through telephone calls or email. We have alumnae representation with our collegiate chapter and Panhellenic. We are looking forward to increasing our partici- pants and having another big turnout for the Founders' Day festivities in February.
Our meeting themes range from crafts, games and scrap booking to self-defense and holiday celebrations, so they are fun filled as well as informational. It is a time to make new friends and renew old friendships.
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We are looking forward to build- ing more won- derful memories and strengthen- ing our AOII bonds over the next year.
Ottawa
The nurture of food must be part of AOII caring. Our Founders' Day, held joindy with Gamma Chi, involved an after- noon tea. The
Rose Ball in November was held at the National Art Centre, which is known not only for its famous concert hall, theaters, and symphony orchestra, but also for its interna- tionally acclaimed chef. Dinner was heaven! The January Skating Party, where hardy alumnae ice skated on the world's longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal ended with a pot luck supper which was "pot and luck" in name only—delicious! Our annual Spring Luncheon held at a tastefully restored old Quebec farmhouse, was of course, French cuisine at its finest Unfortunately, the Chicks with Sticks golf tournament and supper at a British pub was cancelled in May because of



meeting the future of AOII. What a delight- fulgroupofyoungwomen! Wedecidedto forego our usual ornament exchange at the Christmaspartyinfavorofhelpingthelocal charities provide gifts for local children in need. The traditional cookie exchange, that is a staple of this meeting, continued. We felt our families may feel left out if we don't bring home our usual variety of Christmas treats following the meeting. The chapter is looking forward to a productive year strengthening the special friendships that we enjoy as sisters.
Philadelphia
This year members of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter celebrated summer's hiatus with a bang by lending a hand (and a hammer) toward Habitat for Humanity. Dozens of sisters donated their time to renovate a home for a local family in Norristown, PA. The event was so rewarding that chapter president, Glynnis Johns Siskind proposed to make it an annual community service project. And the members agreed whole-hearted- ly. In July, officers held their retreat to discuss programming and chapter opera- tions for 2000-2001. Vice president and membership chairperson, Michelle Raybin Campbell, presented results from surveys mailed during the summer. The feedback was encouraging and provided the officers with useful information that made setting the year's agenda both effective and exciting. Thanks to outgo-
ing president and new corresponding secretary Amy Hoffstetter Toth, we have a powerful new tool to help build and sustain membership: our new and improved website! Our site is easy to nav- igate, fun to read, and with help and input from other officers, stays current and fresh each month. Check us out at www.phillyaoiihomepage.com.
Phoenix
In April 2000 the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a tea and one of the charter members, Peggy Decker Nickson in attendance. It was a time to celebrate accomplishments and hear stories of how we were started. In October 2000 we donated 100 panda bears to the Phoenix Fire Department This is the 4th year the chapter has contributed to the fire department That has meant that 400 panda bears have or will go to scared or injured children in Phoenix. The fire- fighters look forward every year to the event as does the chapter.
Piedmont, NC
The Piedmont North Carolina Alumnae Chapter has had a busy year! In the win- ter we supported the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, in the spring we had a social cookout and sponsored a brunch for the Epsilon Chi New Members. Over the summer, we were pleased to be recipients of an Excellence in Recruitment Certificate at Leadership Institute. The
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upcoming year promises to be just a busy for us as we compile "AOPies and Other Tasty Treats", the second volume to our successful cookbook fundraiser.
Rochester
The Rochester Chapter got off to a good start in September with a salad supper at Alice Taylor's lovely townhouse. A busi- ness meeting was held and plans for the year were discussed. We attended two Panhellenic events, a potluck supper with a local television newscaster as speaker and later the Will Rogers Follies. Our Founders' Day get-together in December was a favorite. Later in the year we will have speakers on cancer and careers, a book review , a visit to the W omen's National Museum in Seneca Falls, NY, and the annual Panhellenic luncheon. A pic- nic will conclude our year. We invite any AOIIs in the area to join us for any or all of these events.
Sacramento Valley
The Sacramento Valley Alumnae Chapter hosted a Cookie Exchange for the Chi Psi AOII collegiate chapter. There were 9 alum- nae who made homemade cookies, which we sent to the collegians. We had a great time in which we taste-tested the cookies, shared in sisterhood, and packaged up the goodies for the AOIIs. It was a real treat to be able to surprise the sisters in Southern California. It was a great day!
San Diego
The San Diego Alumnae Chapter received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Arthritis Foundation San Diego Area Chapter for our participation at their Juvenile Arthritis Holiday Party. AOII Alumnae set up booths and provided activities for the children, including making glitter ornaments, string- ing bead bracelets, and marble painting. There was even a trunk of fun clothes for the children to use to play dress-up, and an AOII with a Polaroid to capture the fabulous outfits on film. The AOIIs who attended last year had such a good time celebrating the holidays with these wonderful children and their families that we've decided to make this an annual event


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Mary Ann Kenney from San Fernando Valley Alumnae is working with Megan Keissling and the Greater LA Alumnae Chapter to plan a Spring Fling that will bring AOIIs from all Southern California Alumnae Chapters together to raise money for AOII Foundation. This will be the first annual fundraising event of this type.
Watch for Alisa Shniderman and Carolyn Divine Doyle on Lifetime's "Who Knows You Best" game show. They tried out and found that the casting director, Courtney, was an AOII from West Virginia, so she put them on Sorority Week
We had a successful Theater Night enjoying 42nd Street while raising money for the chapter.
Our members are extending AOII's philanthropic teachings and practices to other community organizations such as Jr League, Arthritis Foundation, and United Jewish Appeal. I n addition ten of our members are currently involved on Sigma Phi's AAC or Corporation Board. In the year 2000 our theme will be Empowering Women.
San Gabriel Valley
This year we planned meetings around songs that reflect our meetings' activities. In September, "A Rose Ever Blooming," we honored 50-year sisters with brunch hosted by Gina Warr-Lawes. October, "Shine on Harvest Moon," included a message from our Foundation Ambassador, Mary Ann Jenkins. We filled Halloween bags for the children of WINGS, a local shelter. November brought "Tea for Two" at the Huntington Library. We celebrated December with "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," our annual cookie exchange. January is "Memory" where we will scrap-book Founders'
Day is celebrated with "Bring Me a Rose." In March we will make baskets for the WINGS children during "A Tisket, A Tasket" In April, "Put on a Happy Face," we will do Spring makeovers. In May, "Once More United," we will welcome seniors. Convention in Palm Springs brings "Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot" For July, "In the Good Ole Summertime," we have aBBQ.
SarasotaArea
The Sarasota Area Alumnae Chapter is off to a good start this year, with many fun events planned. Our Ice Cream Social in October proved to be a sweet evening. Our November Bring a Friend night celebrated our 10th anniversary as an alumnae chap- ter. Future events include our Hobday Party, Founders' Day Brunch, Fashion Show, IIOA Dinner, and Mother-Daughter Brunch. These events are in addition to supporting Kappa Gamma, our adopted collegiate chapter. If you live in the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice area call our president Lynn Martinez at (941)749-5258 for more information.
St Louis
The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter is start- ing out with plans for a wonderful year. Over the summer, we had 11 walkers enter the "A Joint Walk" for the Arthritis Foundation here in St. Louis. We raised $500 in donations in addition to the $100 team entry fee. And we had a wonderful day to walk. We started our year off with a backyard barbeque. We had a wonderful turnout regardless of the steamy weather. We had approxi- mately 15 families at the event And lots of sweet little legacies running around! Our first meeting of the year was an ice- cream social with a short business meet- ing. The turnout was good, and we hope that each month we get more and more participation! We made great things planned for the year, including a Murder Mystery dinner theatre in October, a Partylite Candle Party in November,
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Giftwrapping in December, Founders' Day Luncheon in January, Bowling in February, Trivia Night in March, Happy Hour in April, and the Annual Salad Supper in May.
Suburban Maryland
The Suburban Maryland Alumnae Chapter is proud to be starting its third year! We have had many successes in the past two years, including two awards from Leadership Institute this past summer. Last year we participated in the Jingle Bel Run, a fundraiser for Arthritis research. We had a holiday/gift swap party in December. We took part in the Founders' Day Celebration atGeorgeMasonU. Wealsohadafun weekend in the sun in Ocean City, MD to mark our second anniversary. This year our big focus will be on Founders' Day. Our chapter, along with other local collegiate and alumnae chapters are planning a lun- cheon to be held at the U of Maryland in College Park, MD in February. Last year the NOVA chapter was in charge of plan- ning this event and it went off without a hitch! We are hoping to present a fantastic afternoon of good food, some inspirational and entertaining speakers and sisterhood across generations. We expect about 150 sisters to attend. To learn more about us, you can visit our webpage through the AOII home page at www.alphaomicronpi.org. Go to "alumnae chapters" and you will find us there! We are always happy to welcome a new alum in the area!
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The Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter partic- ipated in the "Race for the Cure" event this year to benefit breast cancer research. The team successfully walked in the 5K race and raised approximately $350 in donations. Participants shared AOII stories and enjoyed the morning exercise alongside the St. Petersburg pier. This was the first time the Tampa Bay Chapter participated in such an event. The chapter hopes to inspire more women to join in the race for the cure in coming years.
Toledo Area
What a great year we've had! Our annual auction raised money for this summer's Camp Busy Bee, a camp for children afflicted with juvenile arthritis. We were able to provide each child a goody bag filled with a panda, a disposable camera, notepad, candy, juice, postcards for home, insect spray, playing cards, an autograph book, and other fun essentials for their week at camp! At Founders' Day 2000, we honored MissAmerica 1988, Kaye Lani Raye Rafko-Wilson, an RN who speaks out for hospice care and women's health care issues. Her message was filled with hope and inspiration for all of us.
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Toronto Area
The TAAC started off the 2000/01 fiscal year welcoming the new graduates from the local Beta Tau Chapter with a Ritual and barbecme in June, followed by the 2nd annual wine region tour in August. This year we hiked through vineyards for 2 hours, lunched at a chalet overlooking the lake, then car-pooled to the USA for some cross-border shopping! Since then we've participated in two annual fundrais- ers; one for cancer research, the other for cerebral palsy. We also helped out with collegiate recruitment We have members buying homes, having babies, and getting promotions - what a wonderful group of women! Our plans for the year include sharing Founders' Day Tea with the local chapter, holding our first all-member business meeting (with a focus on pro- gramming, sisterhood and food!) and our 2nd annual golf tournament for charity. We look forward to a year of personal and group growth!
Ventura County
The Ventura County Alumnae Chapter has a fun blend of the old and the new planned for 2000-2001. Our September kickoff was an outdoor tea party to which members wore their snazziest or most friv- olous hats. Holiday events include a fund-raising auction of homemade gift
baskets and a Christmas cookie and ornament exchange. Work ses- sions continue for the Southern California Founders' Day lun- cheon we will host in February. Also on the docket are a drama reading, potluck, book discussion, family beach gathering and a trip to the renowned Getty Museum. All interested alumnae are invited to contact Mary Newman at 2086 Lauralwood Drive, Thousand Oaks 91362. Phone (805) 492-3854.
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Williamsburg Alumnae
Chapter
OurTocal alumnae chapter consists of var- ious sisters who graduated from college in different states and different decades, and we know that everyone's college experi- ence varied to some extent We are mak- ing an effort to organize an event for a monthly meeting at which we can each bring items which we have saved from college and show them to one another, telling stories about whatever we have brought We realize that the process for new member selection and for pledging has changed over the years, and we think it will be fun to have a show-and-tell about what we have saved from out col-
! sorority days.
Williamsburg
Williamsburg chapter members enjoyed a special treat last May when we toured the historic Edgewood Plantation. The high- light of the tour was the bedroom of Lizzie Rowlands, who etched her name on the window pane and died of a broken heart waiting in vain for her lover to return from the Civil War. We all donned beautiful hats chosen for us by our hostess and enjoyed a delicious tea on the veranda.
This year promises to be just as excit- ing with our annual Founders' Day Celebration at the Vineyards of Williamsburg, our theater night, and a baking lesson from member Diane Clear, Delta Chi '80.


alumnoe
AOII Gives Birth to Quadruplets Barrett Burke Russell, Delta Omega (Murray State U), and
her husband
Steve, became
the proud par-
ents of four
healthly babies
on September
3,2000. The
two girls,
Aubrey Rose
and Turner
Elizabeth; and
two boys, Burke Alexander and Boone Hodges were delivered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee
in Barrett's 33rd week of pregnancy. The family lives in Watertown, Tennessee. Each weighing about three pounds at birth, the babies were up to 7 pounds each by 12 weeks old. The exhausted mom described life as hectic, but everyone was doing just great. Steve's job allows him to work from home a great deal and they have friends who help out, too. Every Monday through Friday, help arrives for the 11 a.m. feeding and again two days a week for the 3 p.m. feeding. Barrett says, "Fortunately, I'm an organized person. I used to teach 1st grade
and have put a
lot of those skills
to good use.
We're doing
great, but tired,
really tired!"
Theta Pi's
Anniversary Celebration
Theta Pi will hold a 50th anniversary lun- cheon, Saturday, June 2,2001,12:00- 3:00, Wagner College Student Union. Register by calling Wagner College Alumni Office at (718)390-3100.
Chicago Area Founders'Day
The Chicago Area Founders' Day will be held on January 20, 2001 attheComo
Inn in Chicago. Special guest speakers will be five AOII Past International Presidents: Peg Crawford, Ann Gilchrist Barbara Hunt Nancy McCain, and Mary Williams. All Chicago area AOII alumnae and collegians are invited to attend. Please contact Linda McElhany Grandolfo, (847)543-4880 or [email protected]
Little Rock AC celebrates 50th
Congratulations to the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter on the celebration of their 50th Anniversary. A tea was held on September 24, 2000 at the home of Jean Roberts with special guests Melanie Doyle, AOII Executive Director and Bobby Stanton, AOII Foundation Executive Director. (Photo below)
Do you have what it
takes to be an
AOII Rose Member?
II you are an AOII alumna who does not live within a 50-mile radius of an active AOII alum- nae chapter, or if you are
unable to participate in your local alumnae chapter's activi- ties, then you have what it takes to become an AOII Rose Member! Membership in an alumnae chapter is such a rewarding experience, offering opportunities for friendship, service, personal development and networking. With the Rose Member program we hope to offer some of these same bene- fits to members who are not
part of an alumna chapter but who wish to honor and to bene- fit from the lifetime commit- ment they made to AOII.
To become a Rose Member, you simply need to complete an application form and sub- mit an annual fee of $ 15.
Once your application has
been received, you will be sent two issues of our Rose Member newsletter during the year, a printout of AOII alumnae residing in your zip code area, a smalt gift from AOII International, and occasional correspondence from alumnae network personnel. You may also sign up for our Rose Member Listserv on the AOII website so that you will be able
to easily com- municate online with other AOII Rose Members.
The new Rose Member pro- gram has been developed to
reach out to as many of our alumnae as possible and bring
them back into the fold of the Fraternity. We look forward to welcoming many new Rose Members - sisters, together, forever. If you "have what it takes," please join us!
To request a Rose Member application, please e-mail [email protected], or telephone Headquarters, (615) 370-0920, ext 13.
Illinois State Day
An Illinois State day is set for February 24, 2001, DePaul U in Chicago. Illinois collegiates and alumnae are invited to attend this day long event For more information contact Lisa Snyder (312)421-5281.
Dear Editor:
Enclosed you have found a photo of myself, Doriel Goltz Parkinson, U.C. Berkeley (Sigma), 1949 and Sigma new member, Sarah Trejo. I had the pleasure of a personal tour of the U.C. Berkeley campus in June. Imagine my surprise when I discovered my tour guide was an AOII! Not only did I enjoy her excellent and informative tour, but what fun to share the experiences of the campus in the post-World War II years and the campus of today. Sarah Trejo, an enthu- siastic, delightful, articulate AOII made it a special day!! Roses to Sarah and Sigma.
Alpha love,
Doriel Goltz Parkinson
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There are three types of AOII Days that are being held across the country. The first type focuses on sisterhood and provides an opportunity for socializing with old and new AOII friends. The second type focuses on service and brings sisters together to make a differ- ence in the lives of others. The third type focuses on training designed for officers, leaders, and members of AOII. No matter what type of format is select- ed, an AOII Day will bring together alumnae and collegiate members to share AOII memories and to create new ones. AOII Days are planned by alum- nae and/or collegiate chapters or indi-
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