P ofalpha omicron pi Winter 1984
Vol. LXIII No. 1
1984—the year author George Orwell has made' famous with his predictions of "big brother".
Well, technology has brought each of us in touch with the computer age and its strengths and weaknesses.
Even in Alpha Omicron Pi the comput- er has its place. O u r International Head- quarters can keep a line on each of us. But the system isn't quite a powerful as Orwell feared. The information must be sent to H Q before it can be stored.
If you are moving or recently .moved, take time to send HQ your new address. Do you know any AOEts who have lost touch with the Fraternity? Encourage them to send in their names and address- es by using the form on the back cover of each T o Dragma.
It's time for AOII to pull its ranks to- gether. We must begin to call on each other and to encourage our collegians to do so, too.
Let's use 1984 to get to know AOII a lit- tle more and to reflect its tradition in ev- erything we do.
There just wasn't enough space in the
Fall issue to share all the awards pre- sented at International Convention. In this issue we talk about other AOIIs who were honored by the Fraternity during the convention.
And there are alumnae and collegiate chapter notes as well as articles about many who are working hard for their universities, communities, and AOII.
I am one third of a most delightful so-
I was a Beta Kappa, University of Brit-
ish Columbia, in 1946. After a career with the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, my husband and I retruned to V ancouver for seven years at which time I was active in the alumnae chapter. Then it was back to Ottawa where I pursued a teaching career.
Two years ago Judith Hoye came to teach at my school. It took some time be- fore we could really sit down and get to know each other, however, imagine my feeling when I discovered she, too, was a Beta Kappa . . . Judith Sigerdson.
Then last January another new staff
Deadline for Spring Issue is February 1
member joined the school as a part-time librarian. After a long talk we found out the librarian, Cathy Bottomley Ger- man—yes—also was a Beta Kappa.
A staff of 17 including the principal— and three were Beta Kappas. For Ameri- can AOIIs the distance between V ancou- ver and Ottawa is as far as Seattle, Wash., to Syracuse, N.Y.U
It is a small world as they say, but AOIIs are definitely a part of it.
Shirley Chisholm Gaudreau.
Margaret Bourke-White was an AOII!
That was my surprised response when I opened the summer issue of T o Dragma, and I had to repeat it to myself several times before it finally became believable.
As an amateur photographer, I vora- ciously read anything and everything on the subject. Margaret Bourke-White was a pioneer in the field of photo-journal- ism, bringing a sensitivity to her subjects that is rarely found even today. It is im- portant to recognize her contributions as
a photographer, and I am pleased to note that International Headquarters main- tains a collection of. her work. AOIIs should be proud to have Margaret Bourke-White as part of our heritage.
I look forward to Vicki Goldberg's book. Ms. Goldberg is a fine writer, knowledgeable on the subject of photog^- raphy. Her book should be an important addition to any library, and a tribute to an extraordinary AOII..
Fraternally, Ruth S. Bissot
Delta Chi 79
(Editor's Note: More about Margaret
Bourke-White is on page 7.)
Many thanks. . .
Photographs for the Fall and W inter coverage of International Convention were taken by Diane Douglass, Sue Hinz, and Robert Rabito, official pho- tographer for the New Orleans meet- ing, from Lagniappe Photography Studio, New Orleans.
The €t>Hor$ Place
By Ginger Banks International President
"Ball Four," the umpire yelled. "Take your base."
The pint-sized batter expertly tossed his bat toward the dugout and trotted to first base as his Little League teammates shouted encouragement.
Teamwork. Learning it traditionally has started earlier for little boys than for little girls. In a lot of families, from the first time a little fella can successfully hold a baseball bat, he begins to learn about teamwork and about how contacts made on the baseball field may help ad- vance his career in the boardroom.
Traditionally, little girls have learned teamwork more slowly in less structured, more subtle ways. Little girls share doll clothes with their friends and help each other learn about the mysteries of life (i.e. little boys). But girls are placed into competitive situations demanding team- work less frequently than are little boys.
It's no wonder, then, that most young men enter their professions with head- starts on their female counterparts when it comes to knowing how to succeed in business.
Since we females have some catching up to do, it is vital—as volunteers and
career women'—that we take • every op- portunity to practice teamwork and nur- ture our contacts.
That is exactly why the concept of net- working has- become so: important to women's groups in recent years.
And that is exactly .why Alpha Omi- cron Pi enthusiastically encourages great- er networking among our members.. Not only can reaching out" to other members produce tangible rewards for our careers, networking is really the essence of frater- nity: it is the building of friendships.
A valuable aid in promoting network- ing is our very first alumnae directory which is being produced by the Harris Publishing C o . Its listings provide not only names, addresses and chapters of our alumna members, but also their pro- fessions.
We hope our members will use- the di- rectory to promote the spirit of fraterni- ty. Use it to renew friendships and make new ones. And use it to increase contacts for professional and volunteer lives.
Why should any of us—either person- ally or professionally—strike out when it comes to getting the fullest possible bene- fits from bur fraternity membership?
It's a lot more fun to hit bases-loaded home runs.
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'There is so much to cheer about!'
By Ginger Banks, International President
Rose Banquet Speech AOII International Convention New Orleans—1983
During this biennium, I have received letters from members who just wanted to share their excitement about being a part of AOII. Believe me, that type of letter, as Amy (my niece) would say, is the "bestest" kind.
But when you are International Presi- dent and have such a letter-writing urge, to whom should you write7 I hear that postage rates between Stella and me might be a little steep.
I feel I should write to someone be- cause I have a lot to say. So much to say that I sometimes feel more like our Inter- national Cheerleader than our Interna- tional President.
Why do I feel like a cheerleader? Be- cause there is so much to cheer about! And I'm eager to share it with someone because a cheer is no cheer 'til you cheer it!
That statement, of course, takes quite a bit of liberty with the beautiful words that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote for one of the songs in the stage version of The Sound of Music. Y ou may recall that Maria sings:
"A bell is no bell 'til you ring it. A song is no song 'til you sing it. And love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love 'til you give it away."
Tonight, I feel that we all are giving away a lot of love to each other. And, as George and Ira Gershwin wrote in their 1938 musical, Goldwyn Follies, "It's very clear our love is here to stay. Not just for a year, but forever and a day."
And it's now very clear to me exactly to whom I should write my letter and for whom I should cheer my cheer: you—the fraternity.
And to do that, I will enlist the aid of some of the world's most talented writers and composers: the creators of musical comedies.
Some may think is a little weird that characters on stage suddenly break into song and dance—no matter what the mood or the direction of the show. I think Barbra Streisand was taking a little jab at that idea when she sang, "The hills are alive . . . and it's pretty frightening
But I find the combination of drama, comedy, song and dance to be magical. I greatly admire those who write and cho- reograph such captivating combinations.
And I have the greatest respect for the versatile performers who can sing, dance, and act.
Besides being entertaining, musicals say a great deal: about us, our past, our present, our disappointments, our dreams.
As the curtain opens, my thoughts turn to the many reasons I'm proud of AOII— The Source of Friendship—Leadership— Tradition.
Friendship. A l l kinds of musicals—
Vera: "Well, how old do you think?"
Mame: "I'd say somewhere between 40 . . . and death!"
Then they both sing: "We'll always be bosom buddies. If life should reject you, there's me to protect you. If I say that your tongue is vicious; if I call you un- couth, it's simply that who else but a bo- som buddy will sit down and tell you the truth?"
Bosom buddies. Good friends. Isn't that what AOII is all about? AOII isn't just service projects. It isn't just filling out reports. It isn't even parties. AOII is friendship. Friendship is the hub around which everything else rotates. And if we ever let ourselves forget that— that build- ing good friendships is what AOII is all about—we will have lost our reason for being.
But that will never happen—if we re- member our purpose— and if we remem- ber to think about each other. That con- cept was described beautifully in one of the most profound and inspiring songs of any musical. It's from Funny Girl. And no one else can sing it quite like Barbara Streisand.
"People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world. We're children needing other children and yet letting our grown-up pride hide all the need inside, acting more like children than children.
" . . . A feeling deep in your soul says
f r o m You're a Good Man,
to A Chorus Line—deal with friendship. And many have songs about friendship. Some of my favorites summarize my con- cept of friendship and how AOII has deepened and enriched it.
One such masterpiece is from Jerry Herman's fabulous Mame. The song showcases the gregarious Mame Denis and her long-time, blatantly honest friend, Vera Charles. You can picture these two marvelous characters being portrayed by the incomparable Angela Landsbury and Beatrice Arther.
After getting slightly tipsy, they di- vulge their innermost feelings about each other in a nifty number called "Bosom Buddies."
Mame sings: "I feel it's my duty to tell you, it's time to adjust to your age; You try to be 'Peg of my Heart' when you're 'Lady MacBeth.' Exactly how old are you, Vera, the truth!"
Convention is a time to renew friendships.
you were half, now you're whole. No more hunger and thirst. But, first be a person who needs people."
In AOII, we need people. We need each other. And we feel more whole because we have each other.
Mame sang that bosom buddies offer, "aid and affection, help and direction, loyalty and love."
Aid and affection, help and direction certainly have been apparent this week. There is nothing like an International Convention of AOII to clearly demon- strate all the things we are.
We are hard-working volunteers who ask nothing for our labors other than the success of Alpha Omicron Pi.
W e are a dedicated Headquarters staff which constantly finds ways to make the workloads of our volunteers more man- ageable.
We are alumnae who give aid and af- fection, help and direction to our colle- gians.
We are members and pledges who are the future of Alpha Omicron Pi.
And we all tied together by friendship. AOII truly is a source of friendship.
AOII is also a source of leadership.
That fact certainly was clearly illustrat- ed by the skits performed during this con- vention. But I have a different production number in mind.
Can't you just see the members of the Executive Board, Past International Presi- dents, and Regional Vice Presidents swooping onto stage in the costumes of the Medieval miracle plays singing that wonderful song from Pippin?
We've got magic to do, just for you, we've got miracle plays to play. We've got parts to perform, hearts to warm, kings and things to take by storm, as we go along our way."
Trooping through the country trying to make people happy is one concept of leadership, I suppose. But I think OUR concept of leadership is best portrayed in a song offered by Michelle Lee.
As Rosemary Pilkington in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Try- ing, she befriended J. Pierrepoint Finch. He was setting the world's record for scaling the corporate ladder. When Finch, played by Robert Morse, got dis- couraged, Rosemary sang:
"You have the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth. Yet there's the upturned chin and the grin of impetu- ous youth. I believe in you. I believe in you."
More than any other statement, "I be- lieve in you" sums up the Executive Board's basic theory of management and leadership development.
Until fairly recently, almost all man- agement decisions were made at the Exec- utive Board level. Three years ago, we
Popular with Convention-goers were times when Past International Presidents including Mary Louise Roller, left, and Nancy McCain would get together to talk about the Fraternity's history.
changed that. We told the Regional Vice Presidents: You are the heads of your re- gions. So run them. We believe in you.
Although it sounds simple enough, that was a tremendous step for the frater- nity. It was a real turning point. Not only did that thrust demonstrate our faith in fraternity leaders, it gave the Executive Board more time to devote to the overall management of the Fraternity's business.
But the greatest and most significant benefits of this new direction were (par- don the expression) the "trickle d o w n " ef- fects. We demonstrated our faith in the RVPs. They, in turn, placed their trust in the regional officers. A n d that attitude and spirit have permeated the entire fra- ternity.
And because of that—because we now trust each other and believe in each other more than we ever have before—we have stronger leaders, we have can-do atti- tudes, and AOII is becoming better estab- lished as a leader in the Greek world.
These developments have been bol- stered by other key aspects of our leader- ship development plan: the establishment of firm goals and objectives plus the ac- tion plans for achieving them; and expec- tations for excellence throughout the fra- ternity.
W e asked our chapters and members not to tell us what they can do, but to SHOW us what they can do.
That's exactly what Eliza Doolittle (alias Julie Andrews) did in My Fair Lady:
She said, "Sing me no song, read me no rhyme, don't waste my time, SHOW me . . . Don't wait until wrinkles and lines pop out all over my brow. Show me
Chapters and members are showing us
that they CAN DO. We believe in them. And we are getting what we expect: posi- tive results. So the future will hold in- creased growth of chapters and increased capabilities of our members.
Because of these developments, we hope we won't find ourselves bemoaning the loss of chapters or members, wonder- ing what we did wrong, as Mame did when she sang:
"Did he need a stronger hand? Did he need a lighter touch? Was I soft or was I tough7 Did I give enough? Did I give too much? A t the moment that he needed me, did I ever turn away? Would I be there when he called if he walked into my life today?"
Instead, we take the confident view of timing and leadership that Mame dis- played in another wonderful song called "It's Today." As only the exuberant Mame could, she admonished her friends to "live each living day."
"Life is a banquet," Mame said, "and most poor fools are starving to death."
AOII can be a banquet, too. A banquet that serves up friendship. Leadership. And Tradition.
Tradition. The word calls up vivid im- ages of the deep-feeling father who of- fered a heart-stopping performance of the song "Tradition" in Fiddler on the Roof. The rich tradition of the family and heri- tage were depicted memorably in that emotional moment on stage.
When we think about our AOII heri- tage, we envision some memorable, emo- tional moments, too.
The scene is the old Columbia Univer- sity Library. Four young women climb the winding stairs to an attic. They sit on a windowseat of a peaked window that has cobwebs, but lots of sunshine.
In that quiet room on a wintery day, they pledge themselves to one another.
The lights are dim. Music softly begins and then builds. A n d Stella takes center stage and sings:
"Open a new window, open a new door. Travel a new highway that's never been tried before. Before you find you're a dull fellow, punching the same clock, walking the same tightrope as everyone intheblock. . .
"The fellow you ought to be is three-di- mensional, soaking up life, down to your toes . . . There's only one way to make the bubbles stay. Simply travel a new highway, dance to a new rhythm, open a new window every day!"
And you didn't know Stella could sing!
Actually, the lyrics of "Open a New Window" are from Mame. But Stella and the rest of the quartet just might have sung such a song 86 years ago. The senti- ments expressed in those words and in the Founders' initiatives are still at the top of our charts today.
W e build on our heritage. W e are mindful of our traditions. A n d we open new windows and we grow.
Those members who have not had inti- mate familiarity with AOII operations in recent years may feel that we've opens so many new windows that the fraternity has changed drastically.
They may feel a bit like Tevye did in Fiddler on the Roof when he sang:
"Is this the little girl I carried? 'Is this the little boy at play? I don't remember growing older. When did they?
" . . . Sunrise, sunset . . . Swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze."
W atching AOII blossom is similar to watching a child grow. When you ha- ven't seen a child for several years, you almost expect him to look as he did when you last saw him.
Y our intellect tells y o u that he really won't look the same. Still, you are so sur- prised when you see him, you say some- thing astute like, "My, how you're grown."
When I was a child, I always wanted to respond, "What did you expect me to do?"
AOII has grown and changed. But just as a child holds onto his values as he grows, so has AOII. Our values really are not lost as we grow. If anything, our val- ues deepen and become more firmly en- trenched in our psyches.
The psyches of many people were af- fected by the hero of a wonderful musical Meredith Willson wrote 20 years ago.
The Music Man also dealt with friend- ship, leadership, and tradition.
The time was 1912. The story opened with a town of Iowa-stubborn folks who were darn skeptical about anything new or different.
Enter Professor Harold Hill. One of the most successful con men in the Midwest, he rapidly weaseled his way into the lives of people of River City.
He suggested that the parents keep their younguns from sneakin' off to the pool hall after school by buying band in- struments and uniforms from him. And even though Prof. Harold Hill couldn't read a note of music or play a musical in- strument, he had those folks convinced that he could cure that trouble right there in River City.
Meanwhile, Harold managed to get
ly contribute the effervescence of Mame, the ingenuity of Harold Hill, and the con- fidence and enthusiasm of another favor- ite character. She's from Gypsy.
She offered a song that capsules our joy, our pride, and our momentum.
"Things look swell, things look great. Gonna have the whole world on a plate. Starting here, starting now. Honey, ev- erything's coming up roses!"
"Now's our inning. Stand the world on its ear! Set is spinning. That'll be just the beginning . . . Honey, everything's com- ing up roses for me and for you!"
Everything's coming up roses. Because of our friendship. Because of our leader- ship. Because of our tradition. Because of you.
Because you will keep believing in each other, because you will keep needing
Honored during the Convention were Executive Board officers Nancy Clark, left, and Jo Beth Hef- lin, right, who completed their board terms. They are pictured with President Ginger Banks who began a second term as president.
members of the School Board who hadn't agreed on anything in years to start sing- ing together in a barbershop quartet.
He got a young boy (who never talked because of his lisp) to sing "Gary, Indi- ana."
And he convinced the band that they could play their instruments by using the "think system"—simply by thinking themselves into playing.
But when everyone learned that Har- old was an impostor, the folks of River City wanted to tar and feather him. At the last minute, Prof. Hill's young re- cruits offered the most gosh-awful ver- sion of the "Minuet in G" you've ever heard.
It was music to the townfolks' ears. And the people of River City, and Harold and Marian the librarian have been mak- ing beautiful music together ever since.
Prof. Harold Hill SHOWED the people of River City what can happen as the re- sult of dedication, determination, confi- dence and conviction.
I hope there's some of Prof. Harold Hill in each of us. AOI1 will be better for it. And AOII will be better if we constant-
each other, and because you will accept nothing but the best from each other, our wonderful AOII melody will linger on and on.
So, it is to you—the fraternity—that I send this love letter tonight.
And I close it with the lyrics of another favorite song. It's from a Meredith Willson musical called Here's Love. The song is entitled "My Wish." It is my wish for each of you, and for Alpha Omicron Pi:
"May your hopes be as high
As high as the sky's highest star.
May your star be as bright
As bright as your smile
May your smile be as warm
As warm as your place in the sun.
May your place in the sun
Bring you peace.
May the peace in your heart
Bring you joy in your heart.
May your heart know the meaning of
May the love you will know
When you know you're in love Be forever and ever as true
As the love I receive from you."
Fraternity honors famous sister
Internationally acclaimed photojour- nalist Margaret Bourke-White received the Elizabeth Heywood Wyman Award posthumously during International Con- vention last summer in New Orleans.
The award honors an alumna member who has achieved outstanding success and/or acclaim in the arts, her profession or service to humanity.
Margaret Bourke-White rose to pre- eminence during 1925-1935—when camera development and editorial imagi- nation combined to bring about a revolu- tion in communications through the still picture.
As a photographer for Fortune and lat- er as one of the four original staff pho- tographers for Life, her photojournalism became known throughout America and the world.
Known to her friends and colleagues as "Maggie," she was known to the world as the dynamic and courageous woman who finally succumbed to Parkinson's diseased in 1971.
Margaret Bourke-White's life and ca- reer were a long series of "firsts." Sh4 be- gan as an industrial photographer w a i v - ing the problems of shooting pictures in the black interiors of steel mills.* She was one of the first foreign traveleato docu- ment the workings of the Scu«WP%|«£ar plans, and she made the^BHHe. o f i ^ e first cover of Life ar|
Margaret Bourke -White
She was a war correspondent, a com passionate witness of famine in India, a dedicated seeker of the truths She photo- graphed Gandhi, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill and countless others. She was a pioneer of the photo essay and a master, of the form.
Margaret joined Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Michigan. During her two years at Michigan she was active on Omicron Pi chapter, Michigan yearbook assignments.
Mullan Award given for devoted AOII service
Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy, Iota A l - pha, Idaho State University, has been awarded the Helen St. Clair Mullan Award at International Convention.
The Mullan Award is presented bienni- ally at International Convention to an alumna member who has continually, through the year, expressed loyal, faith- ful, and devoted service to the Fraternity. It was first presented in 1959.
Founder Helen St. Clair Mullan, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College, went on to graduate first in her class at the New York University Law School. Besides being a successful attorney, Helen was devoted to her children and involved in community and youth activities. She
"Truly I believe AOII has given me more than I could ever return. Our Ritual reinforces the life I want to live. Sometimes, when I'm blue, lonely or frustrated, I need its rein- forcement. Our concept of love is a fulfilling way to live in today's world." - Eleanor D. MacCurdy
was largely responsible for developing the framework of our AOII constitution and Bylaws and served as AOII's third national president.
Eleanore, a Past International Presi- dent, joined as an associate member and has demonstrated continuous involve- ment ever since, remarked Nancy Clark, Executive Board Vice President-Opera- tions, at the July 2 Rose Banquet.
She has served as chapter adviser for Gamma Tau chapter, and then National Supervisor for several collegiate chapters. From 1962-65 she was a collegiate direc- tor and then was elected to the Executive Committee (now Board) of AOII. She served as its first vice president, adminis- trative vice president and then Interna- tional President.
Following her term as International President she turned her efforts for AOII in a special direction. In 1973 she became president of the Diamond Jubilee Founda- tion and has served in that capacity ever since. Under her leadership the Founda- tion has grown substantially. Some 220 scholarships totaling more than $97,000 have been awarded. In 1979 she added another responsibility when she was elected to the AOFI Philanthropic Foun- dation and serves as its secretary.
Her community, too, has benefited from her presence. She has been a Sun- day School teacher and director, presi- dent of the League of Women Voters and member of its state board, members of
Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy, Iota Alpha, was presented the Helen St. Clair Mullan Award for devoted service by Nancy Clark, Vice President/Operations.
the Board of Directors of the Gifted Child Association, president of the Visiting Nurse Association, auxiliary member of several hospitals, director of her state's Arthritis Foundation, a university and foreign student adviser and contributor to a multitude of other civic groups.
"You can see that she has chosen or- ganizations related directly to the better- ment of the quality of life for others," Nancy added.
A medical technologist by profession, she was educated at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, Chicago campus. Husband Robert D . MacCurdy is a professor of education. El- eanore has a son and daughter, and four
"So many adjectives come to mind in
trying to describe her, yet even collective- ly, they do not do her justice, nor tell the full story of her attributes and accom- plishments," Nancy said. "She is sincere, genuine, modest and unassuming—al- ways trying to highlight the best in those with whom she works, while minimizing her own accomplishments.
"A most inspiring person, she demon- strates marvelous attention to every de- tail and every member of the fraternity, Nancy added. "She exerts great leader- ship with warmth and diplomacy, integ- rity and dignity. She is astute and percep- tive, caring and understanding."
Chapters earn achievement awards
The following chapters received Alum- nae Chapter Certificates of Achievement at the Convention held at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans.
REGION I : Baltimore, Greater Port- land, Northern Virginia, Syracuse, Bos- ton.
REGION HI: Knoxville, Atlanta, Nash- ville, Ft. Lauderdale Area, Greater Pinellas, Memphis.
REGION IV : Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Chicago-Northwest Suburban, Chicago-W est Suburban, Ev- ansville Tri-State, Kentuckiana, Bowling Green, Indianapolis, Muncie, Terre Haute.
REGION I I : Dayton, North Suburban, Milwaukee.
Mary Dee Drummond earns award for inspiration to others
Ruby Fund merges with Foundation-
A goal has been accomplished—the Ruby Fund and the Alpha Omicron Pi Philanthropic Foundation have merged— but the purpose of the Ruby Fund has not changed, stressed Marianne D . Carton, Ruby Fund Committee chairman.
It has been and will continue to be our way of lending a helping hand to our sis- ters in need, Marianne added. All contri- butions and returns in investments will be accounted for separately within the Foun- dation and used for this purpose.
Marianne said the procedures for re- questing Ruby Fund assistance for anoth- er sister or for one's self will vary only slightly from previous ones.
The former trustees have been appoint- ed to serve as the Ruby Fund Committee of the Philanthropic Foundation. They will continue to consider and act upon all requests and the strictest confidentiality will be maintained at all times, she said.
Any correspondence relating to assist- ance from the Ruby Fund may be ad- dressed to:
811 East 80th St. Indianapolis, I N 46240 (317) 255-3422
9029 Maple Grove Dr. St. Louis, M O 63126 (314) 843-9689
Marianne D. Carton 1262 Upas St.
San Diego, CA 92150 (619) 298-2150
Alpha Rho Association April 14, 9:30 a.m.
Alpha Rho Chapter House 2435 N W Harrison Corvallis, OR. 97330
For Information Contact:
Ruth Baines, secretary 204 NW 27th Corvallis, OR 97330
Past International President Mary Dee Drummond, Alpha Pi, Montana State University, of Medford, Ore., is the re- cipient of the Adele K. HintonAward.
The award is presented in memory of Adele Hinton, past international presi- dent, who, among her many AOII offices and achievements, was always an exam- ple, always the epitome of what our Fra- ternity's finest is all about, always an- inspiration to others in AOII to become involved and continue that involvement.
It, too, recognizes that alumna who has been a personal example to many sis- ters, challenging them to always strive for the best and to reach out to others in the highest sense of charity.
Sue Edmunds Lewis, Tau Delta, Bir- mingham Southern, Administrative Di- rector of the fraternity, in making the award, said she turned to another past in- ternational president, Wilma Smith Le- land, Tau, University of Minnesota, for assistance in making the presentation.
Mary Dee was pledge trainer for Wil- ma.
"Forty-two years ago a young woman aged 44, was the speaker at the collegiate luncheon when Alpha Omicron Pi met at this hotel, then the Roosevelt," Wilma ex- plained. Later she was to become Interna- tional President, serving from 1937-39.
"When she worked on the local level, her loving manner always was kind, but let the culprits know that they needed to strive for a higher standard.
"Mary Dee related to alumnae in the same warm manner. There is no knowing how many times her kindly, rational manner in understanding calmed the re- cipient. One just felt good after a long or short talk with her. A n d she was never too busy to listen, to write if writing was called for."
There was a time, Wilma said, when Mary Dee was at Omicron Pi, University of Michigan, conducting ritual, and Mar- garet Bourke-White (the renowned photo-journalist and this year recipient, posthumously, of the Elizabeth Heywood Wyman Award) hesitated to stay to be initiated because, as she said, "she could not live up to AOII ideals." It was Mary Dee, through her guidance, that caused Margaret to accept the challenge.
Mary Dee Drummond, Alpha Phi
"Few people really love AOII more than this conventioneer," Wilma added. "Standing tall, her brown eyes alight, she would explain what the Founders proba- bly meant. When the Ritual, Traditions and Jewelry committee was explained to include others that the founders, Mary Dee was the first chosen.
"In short, this American Swede, a charter member of Alpha Phi chapter, Montana State University, has brought the true meaning to hundreds of young and old AOII members," Wilma said.
"Adele Hinton would be proud to know that this award goes this year to Mary Dee Drummond."
(continued from page 8) REGION V : Omaha, Greater
City, Saint Louis, Des Moines.
REGION VI: Portland, Seattle, Pullman.
REGION V I I : Dallas, Tulsa, Jones- boro, Hammond, Baton Rouge, Little Rock.
REGION VIII: Phoenix, Northern Or- ange County, Diablo Valley, Palo Alto, San Diego, Denver, Southern Orange County.
Rose Awards recognize alumnae efforts
Rose awards are presented at Interna- tional Conventions to loyal alumnae for their continuing interest and assistance at the local level that falls in the category "beyond the call of duty."
Jeanne Deyle Blausey, Phi Sigma, Kearney State College, of Kearney, Neb., has served as a chapter adviser for five years and has used her Alumnae Adviso- ry Committee very effectively. She has also worked with the collegiate Panhel- lenic for five years. She attends all Cor- poration Board meetings and freely of- fers her home for collegiate and alumnae functions. She supports all collegiate and alumnae chapter projects with enthusi- asm and has done much to encourage participation by others. Alumnae duties have included chairmanships of the Call- ing Committee and W ays and Means Committee. Jeanne has also served AOII as a training session writer and leader.
Marie Louise Diou Cooper, Pi Kappa, University of Texas-Austin, of San Anto- nio, Texas, helped reactivate her alumnae chapter 11 years ago. She personally vis- ited 25 AOIIs to get that project under- way, and immediately became president of the chapter. She held numerous chair- manships in the ensuing years in addition to 10 years service to her City Panhellen- ic —including holding offices all 10 of those years. It is no surprise that she re- ceived the Panhellenic Merit Award in 1981. Marie has also been Chapter Advis- er f o r one chapter since its installation six years ago . . . a chapter she helped or- ganize, and also serves on its Corpora- tion Board, her collegians say she has taught them the true meaning of lifetime commitment.
Alice Haneline Griffin, Alpha Chi, W estern Kentucky University, of Bowl- ing Green, Kent., is a charter member of one of our collegiate chapters and has been active since her initiation in 1965. She hostessed both collegiate and alum- nae events in her home. She has been largely responsible for the finances of the collegiate chapter and Corporation Board
and alumnae chapter for a long time. She has been secretary-treasurer and rush ad- viser—serving in an advisory capacity for 15 years. She served several terms in the following alumnae chapter offices: W ays & Means, Philanthropic, Secretary and Treasurer. Alice has planned, coordi- nated, and executed many major philan- thropic projects. She has used every op- portunity to spread the name of AOII in her community. She can be found in the background of every collegiate function and has served as an excellent role model for her collegians. In spite of all her other community activities, she is never too tired to undertake a new AOII project and always says "Sure, we can do it."
Marilyn Blue Mikesell, Delta Sigma, San Jose State U.,of Sliver Spring,Md., has clocked 24 years of service to AOII. She has been president of two different alumnae chapters, serving three terms in all. She served on the Board ofDirectors of her local Arthritis Foundation chapter and gave one day a week of her volunteer time to the Board. She succeeded in in- creasing the membership of one of her alumnae chapters by 100%. She served a collegiate chapter as Financial Adviser for five years and as Corporation Board Treasurer for the same length of time. Marilyn also works with the local Pan- hellenic. She served her region a few years ago as nominations chairman and is currently a Regional Director.
Carolyn Huey Harris, Lambda Sigma, University of Georgia, of Atlanta, Ga., has worked with several alumnae chap- ters in her state and is a charter member of one of them. She has offered her home on occasions too numerous to count. She held many offices and chairmanships in her alumnae chapters and is highly sup- portive of all their activities. She has sup- ported one of our collegiate chapters in capacities varying from obtaining proper- ty for the chapter house to serving as chapter adviser to being guest speaker to working with the local Panhellenics and the college community. Carolyn chaired the first State Day in her state and the first Regional Meeting.
Caroline Caldwell Bowers, Phi Alpha, East Tennessee State U., has served a col- legiate chapter in various "behind the scenes" capacities for 20 years, in addi- tion to spending three local Arthritis Foundation Board for many years— chairing many committees for them. She held just about every chairmanship in her very active alumnae chapter in addition to serving as treasurer and president. Caroline is always quick to personally welcome newcomers to their AOII activi- ties. Her chapter says "We call on her for any and every event and project and she always responds positively."
Crystal Paine Compese, Chi Delta, University of Colorado, of Canoga Park, Calif., has been an officer of her alumnae chapter since joining 14 years ago. She has supported her local Arthritis Founda- tion chapter in numerous ways. She served as Vice President and President of her City Panhellenic, and was a rush counselor f o r the collegiate Panhellenic. She was a collegiate Chapter Adviser for four years. She was instrumental in set- ting up local and regional MIF networks. Crystal exemplifies spirit, warmth, and true understanding of AOII. She was a Regional Nominations Chairman and is currently Extension Officer for Region VIII.
Wahnita DeLong, Chi Lambda, Uni- versity of Evansville, of Evansville, Ind., was pledged to AOII as an associate member 32 years ago and has fulfilled her duties and responsibilities to AOII with devotion and consistency ever since. Over the years she served on many com- mittees and chaired some of them. She has been a hostess and inspirational guest speaker on numerous occasions. She worked with one of our collegiate chap- ters in diverse advisory capacities since its founding, even as Dean of Women at their university. As a token of their ap- preciation, a graduate scholarship was established in her honor. At 93 years young W ahnita is still one of the most ac- tive members attending all meetings and special events of the Evansville Alumnae. A gifted poet, whom her local sisters call their "Grand Lady of AOII."
Leah Hardcastle MacNeil, Delta Sig- ma, San Jose State University, of Oak- land, Calif., is always the one to do the "behind the scenes" work necessary to the success of a project. She is currently Phil- anthropic Chairman of her alumnae chapter. She has also served as Treasurer and President. She has not neglected the collegians during her years of service. She has been a member of the Corporation Board for ten years, serving as treasurer and currently as president. She served three years as Chapter Adviser and has been Financial Adviser since 1977. Leah is quick to offer new ideas and assistance with any job. She is most unselfish in giv- ing her time, energy and resources to AOII. She has also been a Regional Nom- inations Chairman and an RD.
Melanie Nixon Doyle, Lambda Sigma, University of Georgia, of Little Rock, Ark., has been a member of three alum- nae chapters in the past 23 years. She has been Fraternity Education Chairman and president. She was Panhellenic Delegate for ten years and president of her city Panhellenic. She reactivated her alumnae chapter some years ago. She opens her home for many AOII projects and attends all meetings in spite of her level of in- volvement in regional projects. Her phil- anthropic contributions to her communi- ty are numerous and include volunteer work in the Arthritis Foundation local of- fice. She has been instrumental in initiat- ing new community philanthropic pro- jects for AOII and her City Panhellenic. Although there is no collegiate chapter close by, Melanie has traveled to help several of them with rush on numerous occasions. She has been a regional meet- ing chairman, a regional director, and a regional vice president. She is always willing to put forth the effort to get the AOII job done.
Virginia Hasson Bruner, Omicron, University of Tennessee, at Knoxville, Tenn., is employed fulltime by a univer- sity, but has still managed 31 years of ac- tive membership at the local level. She was the only adviser one of our chapters had for three years in the '50's. Later she was president of its Corporation Board for five years. She is still currently a member of that Board and is respected and admired by all the collegians of that chapter— past and present. She has been hostess for many AOII functions. She has clocked many years of service on diverse
committees of her alumnae chapter. Vir- ginia has been treasurer and City Panhel- lenic Representative for three years. She worked with the collegiate Panhellenic for six years, and supports all alumnae chapter projects.
Anne Pampe Schleper, Chi Lambda, University of Evansville, of Evansville, Ind., lists extensive committee work with the alumnae chapter—Ways & Means, Telephone, Program, Philanthropic to name a few. She was City Panhellenic delegate, Philanthropic Chairman, To Dragma reporter, Mailing Chairman, Public Relations Chairman, and Presi- dent. She spearheaded the establishment of a local unit of the Arthritis Founda- tion. She chaired a benefit which netted $2000 for Arthritis Research. In addition to serving on the City Panhellenic, she was alum assistant for the collegiate Pan- hellenic. Anne was a member of the Cor- poration Board for 10 years and was an excellent financial adviser for ten years. She assisted two other collegiate chapters with their finances also. She has used her journalistic talents to further AOLTs inter- ests and while she served on her universi- ty's Board of Trustees for four years did all that she could to support the Greek community.
Sue Wayenberg Hinz, Alpha Gamma, Washington State University, of Pull- man, Wash., has shown ten years of quality, active membership and service to both her collegiate and alumnae chapters. She helps with alumnae membership, chairs committees, and does everything from selling donuts in the rain to all local publicity. Sue was a Chapter Adviser for four years and has been a very effective Corporation Board president for three years. The collegians consider her an im - portant source of inspiration to them and their community. She's always there—al- ways doing something extra for other sis- ters. Dependability and respect and con- cern for others are demonstrated in her AOII service.
Helen Claire McMahon, Rho, Univer- sity of Minnesota, of McLean, Va., has been an active member of her alumnae chapter since 1967, serving as Panhellenic Delegate for the past eight years and as treasurer and president. Her nomination states that she "turned the alum chapter around during her presidency into an ac- tive group of women who have become well known in the world of AOII through their programs, projects, enthusiasm and success. She has donated volunteer hours to the local arthritis board for the past 16 years as well as other local community Philanthropies. Helen chaired several Panhellenic committees and served as vice president and president. She is a member of a collegiate Corporation Board f o r a chapter she helped develop. She has helped with extension and served at the regional level while maintaining her active membership at the local level. She has written and conducted numerous training sessions. She is adept at delegat- ing and motivating.
Lorelei Cangelosi de Hart, Delta Beta, University of Southwestern Louisiana, of Lafayette, La., neither knows nor accepts failure in anything she does. She served several terms as President of her alumnae chapter and was Panhellenic MIF chair- man for her state. She has been a board member of her local Arthritis Foundation chapter. She was Rush Adviser numerous times for one of our collegiate chapters. She has been a Corporation Board presi- dent for a very long time. Lorelei is a for- mer District Director for AOII. She has helped with extension and training ses- sions. She has devoted much time also to other community activities.
Vanderbilt, of Nashville, Tenn., has at- tended just about every alum meeting for the past 25 years. She has been Member- ship Chairman, Panhellenic Delegate chairing benefits and doing PR with high school seniors, Secretary, Chairman of committees and President three times. She has chaired numerous large philan- thropic projects most successfully. She is on the Board of Directors of her local ar- thritis chapter and frequently works as a volunteer staffer. She has served on her local collegiate chapter's Corporation Board in varying capacities. Nancy as- sists with rush, leads workshops and helps the advisers in any way possible. Nancy has helped with all sorts of pro- jects at our International Headquarters, has been a regional meeting chairman, a conductor of training sessions, a Conven- tion local chairman, a hostess for mid- year regional meetings. In her spare time she has become an excellent Regional Di- rector. She exhibits dependability, ma- ture judgement, good humor and conta- gious enthusiasm for our fraternity.
Collegiate Chapter Commentaries
LAMBDA CHI LaGrange College
The Rush Excellence Award, the ulti- mate goal of any rushing chapter, was brought home to Lambda Chi chapter af- ter Convention held this summer. The pride and enthusiasm kept right on grow- ing as we exemplified our winning char- acteristics in a great fall rush. For the fifth consecutive year we pledged quota, 20 pledges!, reported Carol Armstrong.
There were many activities planned for first term. An evening of paradise was planned for the third annual pledge luau. Homecoming found members and pledg- es working diligently on the float. Many of our AOII smiling faces graced the Homecoming court: Cathy Cooper was elected to represent the AOII sisters; Lynn McCord represented the pledge class; Josie Brooks represented the LaGrange College cheerleaders, and Maria Phillips represented the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
Recent tryouts for the LaGrange Col- lege Drill Team, the "Pantherettes", se- lected 12 AOIIs to the 16 member squad including both captain and co-captain. The 1983 cheerleading squad is graced with the sparkle and pizzazz of two new AOII pledges, Josie Brooks and Melonie Reese.
And an extra big cheer goes to AOII scholarship! Fall quarter the AOIIs w o n the Mamie Lark Henry Scholarship Cup, which is given to the sorority with the highest cumulative grade point average for the preceding quarter, for 10 consecu- tive quarter!!!!
GAMMA OMICRON U. of Florida
Amid tears of joy and shouts of exalta- tion, Gamma Omicron welcomed its quota of 43 new pledges on Bid Day. Im- mediately, the new pledges embarked on a fun and active pledgeship. To raise money, the pledges waited on tables at fraternities, sold "Spook Insurance" for Halloween, and sold T-shirts. In addi- tion, they sponsored an aerobics class and participated in "Porter's Quarters," a community service project.
Four spring pledges were initiated in October. Nancy Haas received the Spirit Award, and triple legacy, Trish Adams, received the Scholarship Award for her 4.0g.p.a.
AOIIs actively participated in Home- coming 1983. Renee Hoffner served as publicity director; Gretchen Aured, as as- sistant personnel director, and Mariele
Renee Hoffner, Gamma Omicron, added the prestigious Presidential Recognition Award to her long list of honors.
Jones, as assistant barbecue director for U.F.'s time-honored tradition. The chap- ter teamed up with Chi Phi in celebrating homecoming, and the chapter hosted an Alumnae Brunch during the festive week- end.
Once again, AOII assumed a leading role in Panhellenic. Administrative Vice- President Renee Hoffner presided over five committees, one of which, W omen's Issues, she spearheaded. For her efforts, Renee received the Presidential Recogni- tion Award, awarded for outstanding leadership. Suzi Blackburn and Lisa Neeley headed the Social and Awards Committees respectively. Chrissie Hinnant organized Junior Panhellenic's annual Pledge Bash. In addition the chap- ter moved into the top ten in scholarship.
Many AOIIs represented their chapter proudly. Jennifer Perdew, scholarship chairperson, won the 1983 Miss Eyes con- test. She was sponsored by Kappa Sigma, and she was chosen by the entire campus. Suzanne Dosal, in her first pageant, was one of seven finalists in the Homecoming Sweetheart Pageant. Trisha Leary was crowned Sigma Phi Epsilon's Sweetheart, and Kathy Wooten was named to the Kappa Alpha Court.
The chapter's social calendar was full of events. Sister enjoyed five fun-filled socials and happy hours too. Founders' Day was commemorated in November at a local country club. Alumnae, collegians and guests enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing highlighted by memorable speeches on the founding of AOII. Winter W oodser took place the night before Flor- ida/Florida State game. The traditional Christmas Party, followed by a date par- ty, wound up the exciting fall semester, reported Tchad Wright.
LAMBDA TAU NE Louisiana U .
The Lambda Tau Chapter at Northeast Louisiana University really has some- thing to cheer about!
We pledged the quota of 35 women, and to add to the excitement, they all rank extremely high in scholastic achieve- ment. So when we say Rush was a tre- mendous success—we really mean it!, re- ported Stacy Sanderlin.
On Bid Day each of the new pledges was given a T-shirt and visor by their first Rosebuddy. For the first few weeks the women got a new Rosebuddy every couple of days, so we could get to know each other. As a special surprise we had
Jennifer Perdew, Gamma Omicron, won the 1983 Miss Eyes Contest for the University of Florida.
an "Earthquake Party" at Swenson's Ice Cream Parlor.
Big Sis-Lil' Sis W eek soon followed, highlighted by Cookie Day, Raggedy Ann Day, and Panda Day, all leading up to Formal Pledging. There were a few tears during the week, but in the end ev- eryone was happy and excited to have each other. After the pledges discovered their Big Sis' identities, the chapter spon- sored a pizza party.
In the beginning of October, the ac- tives sponsored an AOII Bondage Party. To carry out the theme, members and their dates came handcuffed or tied to- gether. Later a Halloween Masquerade Party was sponsored by the pledges.
U. of California-Davis
All the AOIIs of Chi Alpha chapter re- turned to school full of enthusiasm and ready to celebrate UC-Davis 75th anni- versary.
We were able to get together this sum- mer for a week-end retreat at Carmel-by- the-Sea. There we practiced rush skits, songs and also took time off to have a bar-b-que by the ocean. There we also had the opportunity to meet several Monterey County alums, who participat- ed as "rushees" in our practice preference ceremony one day. The chapter left very inspired and ready to do a great job on rush 1983; which we did, reported Masi Torcat.
During the summer the chapter house was redecorated with the help of corp. board and alum, Lisa Hansen (Chi Alpha '82) who is an interior designer.
President Katie Ryan has received a scholarship award from the Sacramento Panhellenic, the only person to receive an award for UC-Davis. Also the chapter re- ceived an award from PG & E for most energy conservative sorority on campus.
During the fall AOIIs have planned all kinds of activities. They presented a film on campus as a fund raiser for the chap- ter. There were three exchanges in the month of October alone and an alumnae tea to thank the alums for all the support and help they have given throughout the years.
ALPHA GAMMA Washington State
Alpha Gamma ended the school year with a bang as two AOIIs were honored by Washington State University with the senior of the year award.
Each year WSU chooses ten outstand- ing seniors, five men and women to hon- or with this title. They are selected through extensive interviews regarding scholastic and leadership ability, includ-
ing activities and group organizations they've participated in while at WSU.Of the five women chosen, Margo Myers and Janine DeMerschman are members of the Alpha Gamma chapter.
Through the guidence of Terri Watson and Lori Claudon, rush was a roaring success! As we turned out in all our col- ors and new fun ideas our returns were exactly what we hoped for-quota plus one!
Gayle Horn, pledge trainer, is busily teaching the new women about the re- sponsibility of being an AOII. Gayle has incorporated the Alpha Gamma Eighteen Pearl program with the Phase I and II learning program to give the pledges a clearer view of all they're accomplishing as maturing AOIIs.
Alpha Gamma will never forget the fantastic events of this summer's Conven- tion. The AOII spirit, which is felt in all our hearts, is burning ever bright in our chapter, added Terri Skavlem. The love felt during this time is what will keep the unity of our chapter burning strong for many years to come. The leadership of Kitty Burn was a special time that our chapter will not soon forget.
BETA EPSILON Bemidji State
AOIIs are top of the line—cream of the crop. We have a lot to share with thou- sands of other young women. That is why this year's theme at Beta Epsilon is
Profiles of the Successful Woman," ex- plained Jennifer Babst.
College is a period of transition for to- day's women. Beta Epsilon wants to help. Planned for the following year, are pro- grams designed to enrich all areas of their lives. On the agenda, are programs in- cluding Robert's Rules of Order, make-up application and selection, color coordina- tion and wardrobe planning, lessons in etiquette, and a spring bridal show .
Mentioning a bridal show brings to mind the fact that the coming year is "Leap Year," and Sadie Hawkins Day is approaching. In early November the chapter held its first annual Sadie Haw- kins' Day dance. It sponsored a "mock marriage" booth, and other clubs on campus had booths such as one for fortune-telling, and the ever so popular kissing booth.
ALPHA RHO Oregon State
Linked arm in arm as sisters of Alpha Rho, members rolled down the sand dunes during their annual beach retreat before rush week. It was a time for telling jokes and summer stories, laughing, and enjoying one another's company again.
In crisp white sailor dresses, we all hopped aboard the U.S.S. Alpha for rush week. One can just imagine a courtyard filled with fishing nets, crab pots, and sea shells.
Chi Alphas Claudia Hermann, Amy Leider and Janet Jensen enjoyed the chapter's Carmel Summer retreat.
Abandoning our ship, the chapter moved into the spotlight for Casino Night. Spinning roulette wheels, trying a hand of blackjack and catching a dancing act, we were ready for Vegas, reported Joan Brennan.
Our pot at the end of the rainbow be- came filled with twenty-six pledges.
Things creeping out of the cracks, dis- appearing into thin air and a howling screech were realities in a haunted house. Nancy Prevost, a transfer student from Alpha Phi, was the innovator for the phi- lanthropy project.
Catching the winning pass was the sort of thing the intramural football team hoped to do. Linda Keith coordinated the team so they made those first downs. And with a competitive spirit, many en- joyed the game—even in the Oregon rain.
"Can I hear an opening bid of $5—" That was what one heard during the slave auction. Our chapter auctioned ourselves off to fraternity men to act as slaves for a day. This could mean baking cookies, ironing shirts, or cleaning up a room for them. This enabled us to raise more $400 as a contribution to Sigma Chi Fraternity Derby Days. Half of the mon- ey we raised went to their philanthropy fund and the other half is to go to our philanthropy, Joan said.
U. of Illinois
Climb aboard and enjoy the ride; see the friendships that you will find by rid- ing on the "AOII Line." Yes! the AOII Line you ask? That's Iota's theme from rush 1983. What a way to start the year off. Iota received 47 pledges. The train theme took the rushees through the so- rority boardwalk and into the sisterhood of A o n .
The chapter had many things to brag about this semester. Besides having vari- ous involvements in honoraries; scholar- ship and leadership, two Iotas were on the 1983 Homecoming Queen Court. They are Suzanne Dawson and Nancy Kim. Connie Steiner '85 was also chosen as a national Sigma Tau Gamma Rose Queen finalist. All of these girls are a def- inite plus to the representation of AOII at the University of Illinois.
Interesting activities took the campus by storm. The annual A O n Kidnap-when we kidnap some fraternity men and have an instant party-is a looked forward to fall event added Karen W oolen. Also planned was the Great Greek Cook-Off to be one of the semester's philanthropic events.
The Iota AOIIs are very pleased to show off the new additions to their home. Much work has been done in the
past two years to beautify the house inte- rior.
Iotas are busy at work, pushing their g.p.a. into the top three of all U of I sororities.
Teri Hartz, Tau Omicron, gives pledge Kelli Milford a big Bid Day hug.
TAU OMICRON U. of Tenn.-Martin
Tau Omicron started the year off right with a fantastic rush and a 30-member pledge class. It started when the Tau Om- icrons held a rush retreat this summer to practice singing, rehearse skits, make name tags, and spend some time togeth- er. On Bid Day the chapter had a picnic at an alum's home and all of our pledges got Rosebuddies. Big Brothers came, too, for they really helped a lot with rush. It wasalotoffunandagreatwaytomeet our pledges, reported Melanie Osburn.
In October Panhellenic held its annual fashion show, which included seven AOIIs as models. The pledges won the ta- ble decoration contest at the fashion show.
U. of Tenn.-Knoxville
It was a time for red checkered aprons topped off with a bright cowboy hat, be- cause it was AOII Bar-B-Que time! The 23rd annual Bar-B-Que was held this year at Omicron chapter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The proceeds from the event were do- nated to the Arthritis Foundation and
Harriet Greve Fund. Alumnae and colle- gians enjoyed the annual festivities which included "bag stuffing," ticket selling, and even clapping to a Bluegrass band. There was plenty of food and fun for ev- eryone to enjoy.
Besides kicking the year off with the Bar-B-Que, Omicron started the year off with a great pledge class. AOII was num- ber one in Rush on campus, upholding the winning tradition with many "rose buds," budding on the UT campus, re- ported A m y Moffitt.
Omicron is still shining after an award winning spring and summer. We cap- tured first place and overall winner dur- ing the annual campus production, Carnicus, and kept up the winning spirit at Convention receiving a Distinguished Service Award and runner-up for the Rush Excellence Award.
CHI LAMBDA U. of Evansville
Imagine a room filled with excited women nervously awaiting the arrival of their new pledges and future sisters after a stressful week of rushing. As one may expect, the air was tense with excitement and happiness as Chi Lambda welcomed 26 wonderful pledges into its suite.
After pledging, the pledges were intro- duced to our alum chapter at the annual fall picnic. After a few strenuous games of volleyball and a delicious meal pre- pared by the alums, the pledges really be- gun to feel the special feeling AOIIs of all ages share when together.
Fall Quarter was highlighted by several activities which helped the collegians know the pledges better and built our present sisterhood stronger than ever. Football games, intramurals, parties, study sessions, and homecoming activi- ties are just a few of the things which
Tau Omicron members during the chapter's fall Rush retreat.
have brought us closer, reported Lynne Swords. There is the Jesse James Day in which the women dress up in their west- ern gear, kidnap presidents of campus or- ganizations, and free them in return for ransom of canned goods. The canned goods are then donated to the Blind As- sociation f o r distribution at Thanksgiv- ing to the needy families of Evansville.
Spring quarter, the chapter was recog- nized as in scholarship out of all the so- rorities and maintained the top spot throughout the whole year.
However, members do find time to ac- tively involve themselves in all the cam- pus activities. In intramurals they have won golf and cross-country and are doing well in the volleyball season.
Chi Lambda has many women in- volved in other activities outside of so- rority and are fine representatives of AOII. Lisa Akers is serving her second term as Student Association president, Lisa Hahn w as recently voted president of the Society of Women Engineers, and Susan Sander is doing a great job as pres- ident of the Indiana Association of Nurs- ing Students. Shawn Hornaday and Liz Jackson always show their spirit and en- thusiasm as Purple Aces cheerleaders. Denise King is also on the Acette dancing squad. Susan Sander and Alice Mccrea demonstrate their great athletic talents as they whip their components around o n the tennis team. Teri Lanes and Anne Powell also keep u p a busy schedule b y being an integral part of the swimming team at school.
U. of Nebraska-Lincoln
What does the fall semester mean for Zeta?
When it comes right down to it, you'd have to ask each individual member. Ev- erybody has different goals b u t every- body pursues those goals with one big drive behind them: the motivation, sup- port and love behind our sisters in AOII.
Thirty pledges are pursuing their pro- jects with loads of enthusiasm and dedi- cation. Besides participating in Sig Ep Miss Rush Week and ATO Softball, they wonthePhiPsi500FloatContest.
Zeta's philanthropy program plans a major overhaul in operations this year. First off was an Arthritis Bed Race, where all sorts of crazy beds were decorated and then pushed in a race. In November, fra- ternities competed in the first annual A0II Hoop-It basketball tournament. Each fraternity sponsored a team to play in a single-elimination games. Donations went to the Arthritis Foundation. Anoth- er new strategy underway for February is an AOII Heart-to-Heart Marathon Dance. For 48 hours, participants will
boogie for prizes, and again all proceeds go to Arthritis Foundation.
AOIIs always have time for an active social life. A first-annual "Steak-Out" party that featured a full-course meal was held with area alumnae. Sigma Chi'sin- vited Zeta to a 'Woodsie' in October, and a four-house 'Boxer Bash' rounded off November's activities. AOIIs and Theta Xis (our big brother) renewed the holiday spirit once again with Christmas Formal. In between all this, Zetas indulged in a little of everything, a Dads' Brunch, Mothers' Tea, Parents' Night, Pledge Mom-Daughter FAC, Halloween and Christmas parties and Exchange Dinners with other houses.
Scholarship is something every Zeta works hard for and its proud of. All- house g.p.a. is 3.078. Good grades and good attitudes go hand-in-hand. Lots of 'little things' like Scholarship Emphasis Week, a scholarship banquet (for those who attained grades above the house av- erage), our study room's 24 hour quiet, study files and a pat on the back or a 'good job!' helps us maintain this, report- ed Angie Allison.
Honoraries and scholarships, yell squad, wrestling cheerleading, Home- coming royalty, Husker Hostesses (host- esses for football recruits), Little Sisters, Student Government and many other clubs and campus activities are extra-cur- ricular involvement Zetas show on the UNL campus.
Omega Omicron pledges LeaHelen Evans, left, and Allycin Fail delight in a river ride at Opryland in Nashville during Greek Day.
OMEGA OMICRON Lambuth College
Omega Omicron chapter at Lambuth College got its school year off to a run- ning start and hasn't slowed down since! Beginning with Labor Day, AOIIs served as judges' escorts at the First Tennessee National Barbecue Cooking Contest. Talk about Good eatin'!! W e ate all the
barbecue and ribs we could hold; and , we even got to help the judges make those "impossible" decisions, reported Mary Beth Dunn.
Rush week followed, bringing with it all of the excitement and energy. Hard work really paid off as the chapter proudly claims the largest pledge class on campus.
The next project was a carwash held in support of the Arthritis Foundation fol- lowed that evening by the annual campus-wide party "Bahama Bash." An- other event was the annual Parents' Tea held in the sorority room honoring par- ents and Mothers' Club which elected its new officers for the coming year.
U. of Kansas
Phi's Christmas present was a few days late . . . but well worth the wait!On Dec. 31, 1983, Phi chapter's brand new home was completed, and awaited the re- turn of 82 excited members.
With Rush just around the corner, this "new development" has put AOII in the limelight and given the women every- thing they need for a super rush!
Although the house was not entirely finished some members couldn't wait un- til December to sleep and eat there. Being resourceful, a few women grabbed their sleeping bags and had pizza delivered to the semi-completed structure by a very confused delivery boy!, added Ellen Badgley.
Phi started off the fall semester enthusi- astically with their all-campus ground breaking party. More than 4,000 people attended and helped to celebrate Phi's new home.
Another highlight this fall was a phi- lanthropy project with the Sigma Nu fra- ternity. The Greeks of Kansas and Kan- sas State went head-to-head in the "Greek All Star Football Game" sponsored b y the two groups.
AOIIs are active in chapter projects and they are also active in campus affairs. Phi is involved i n th e student senate, th e newspaper business a n d campus staff, cheerleading dancing, choir, fraternity little sister programs, various committees and numerous honorary and service societies.
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The AOn Wing By Amy Engelbert
"It's just another hall," they say.
First east is what it's called
It's nickname—The AOII wing.
To some, it's just a corridor to walk through to go to classes
To others, it's a shortcut when it's cold to go to 7-11 on study
But to a certain group of girls, it's more than that . . . it's
"Special?" they say. "Well, why is it special?"
It doesn't make sense.
It's located in the oldest building at Coe.
It's got cold showers, stuffy rooms, and drippy faucets.
The walls are paper thin and the screens have holes in them. What makes this place so different?
Oh, in the summer it probably does seem like just another hall. The walls are bare
The corridor echoes
And the wind blows through, unhindered by any inhabitants But, oh, if these walls could talk
I can remember when we painted them—white
(I even have some stained jeans to prove it!)
They'd reverberate the sounds of popcorn popping, aerobic
records playing, pre-party antics, and gab sessions late at
The rooms are bare now
But soon they'll be decorated with stereos, TVs, refrigerators,
books, stuffed animals, clothes, and posters.
And the recurring memorable stories will come alive again
Like Friday nights when the stereos are cranked, blocking out
responsibilities and assignments that can wait 'til tomorrow. Or sharing a pizza on a Sunday night while watching a movie on
Or Monday mornings, trying to wake her up for the third time And then there's the late nights, staying up together and study-
ing for a test.
Oh, and then there's the residents of first east I never really think of them that way
Some could call them "typical college co-eds" And I guess in a lot of ways they are
When a bunch of them get together, they get silly and laugh and giggle about things that some people wouldn't understand or even care about
They like to have fun and usually pay for it in the morning when that dreadful alarm goes off
But they're serious, too.
They cry together when their ideals seem so far away
They talk and they listen and they care . . . sincerely.
But they each do different things, too.
Some run, sing, study, work, pray, read, cook, and dance,
Yet they all have dreams, and they all hope and wish, and they
all get scared, too.
But they share these things.
When I was little, I can remember my mom telling me, "Amy, Home is where the heart it."
The more I think about that, I realize that it's not the house that makes me feel comfortable when I come home for break
It's my mom's smile, my dad's silent understanding and pride, and my little brother's constant chit chat telling me about the latest happenings in junior high
It's the love that's served with the roast beef and vegetables for Sunday dinner
And it's the moist tears that appear in my eyes when I watch the familiar car leave after dropping me off
"Home is where the heart is," she repeated.
The AOEI Wing. First East. Here it is.
I've lived there ever since I came to Coe.
I was so scared as a freshman
And at first I didn't feel at home
These girls were sisters
They were "members of a sorority"
How could I feel at home here?
But something happened.
I can't explain it.
And it really doesn't need to be explained
My smile shows my inner happiness
Everytime I'm discouraged and knowing someone somehow will
know and understand without saying a word
Or when a bunch of us stay up all night . . . just talking
Or sitting outside on the steps and dreaming about the future
and always finishing by reminiscing about funny times, sad times, embarassing times . . . special times.
Amy Engelbert, with Sheri Lakin, both members of Alpha Theta chap- ter, Coe College.
Oh, sure, there are times I need to get away
When I need time to myself to either go to the park or just sit in
my room and think
But when I come back, I'm always greeted with warm hearts that
help me sort out my feelings You see, they never forget me.
Oh that old wing
The showers are still cold
The walls are still thin
And the drippy faucets still drip.
But it's my home.
Love is there, in the most important place
It's been planted in each of our hearts, just like a rose
And, regardless of the weather or the problems that arise, that
stubborn thing still blooms . . . stronger than ever. Remember when Dorothy said, "There's no place like home."? Well, I believe that
And, it doesn't matter where I am, as long as my heart is happy,
then I feel at home.
Home is where the heart is
I guess that's what makes it so special.
DELTA OMEGA Murray State University
What's red, white, and blue and full of enthusiasm? Delta Omega on our first day of formal rush is, of course! After a week full of making new friends and good times, Delta Omega added 26 new faces to the AOII suite!
"Good Morning new AOII pledges!" was the shout heard in the dorms as members got together to take pledges out to breakfast at 6 a.m.
The next day we all grabbed our pad- dles and headed down a nearby river for our 2nd annual AOII canoe trip. We had lots of laughs and many realized that it's not as easy as it looks!, added Candy Lawson.
After settling down for a week or so we started our open rush and our new pledges brought lots of their friends to our suite to show them why they chose AOII above the others.
AOIIs here at Murray State have been involved in sports also. Many of us had the chance to test our batting averages.
The chapter's annual M r . M S U compe- tition was in October. Proceeds were sent to the Arthritis Foundation.
U. Of Mississippi
Everything was certainly coming up roses for the AOIIs at ole Miss. The Nu Beta chapter arrived on campus in A u - gust to prepare for fall Rush. After work- ing diligently for eight days and nights practicing songs, rehearsing skits, and preparing props, the reward came when they received 50 precious pledges.
The month of September was full of surprises. Each week members adopted a different little sister. She would receive a gift along with a note from the collegian.
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Amy Engelbert, a junior at Coe Col- lege, is a member of Alpha Theta chap- ter.
Coe is a small liberal arts school, and sororities do not maintain houses. In- stead, there are wings in residence halls assigned to the groups.
Not everyone lives on the AOII wing, and at times, it is hard to keep everyone "together" when we all are scattered around campus, A m y said.
"Yet, AOII Wing has so much to offer and has been the home of every AOII since we were chartered at Coe in 1969," she added.
The poem describes Amy's feelings about the wing and its importance to her sisters at Coe.
This allowed more women to get to know each other than in the past.
Fall is such an exciting time of the year, especially with football season. It is even more fun for the AOIIs with Laura Smith cheering the Rebels as head cheerleader.
Lisa Brown, philanthropic chairman, organized a chapter car wash to raise money for the Diamond Jubillee Founda- tion. Lisa gathered buckets, sponges, and plenty of enthusiasm from the workers in the successful event. The work paid off when $1,525. was donated to DJF.
The annual October chapter weekend retreat was filled with activities and al- lowed the members to become better ac- quainted with the new pledges.
Nu Beta's chapter house has been re- modeled in a Greek Revival style. Sisters are now settled in and are so proud of their new home. It's the talk of the cam- pus, added Jennifer Hansford.
To bring to a close the fall semester the chapter planned its AOII Rose Ball.
Just before "hatching" Miami's new mascot Howard Cosell visited with AOII Lisa Moore, designer of the mascot.
U. of Maine-Orono
Gamma chapter is back in full swing this fall. We even have a 1983 U. Maine Homecoming Queen among our sisters - Gail Young. Another AOII Kathleen Joy Boothby, captured the Hillsboro Queen title this summer at the Hillsboro Coun- try Fair.
Fall rush went exceptionally well this
semester with a country fair theme: lem- onade, popcorn, hay, plenty of laughs, and a great time. We now have 11 new Gamma pledges, reported Catherine Quine.
In October, Gamma AOIIs jumped for the United Way. They sponsored a trampoline-a-thon with brother fraterni- ty, Sigma Chi.
Ah, the sweet smell of victory has en- raptured Miami AOIIs noses.
Omega began its clean sweep by cap- turing first place in Greek W eek, bringing home three trophies: first place in A l l Games, All Sports and Overall W inners.
Our sweep is attributed to Diane Dizek, our choice for "Greek of the Month" as well as Miami's. Diane direct- ed us toward the victories as chairwomen of Greek Week, along with Lori Hamp- shire, activities officer, reported Bobbie Smith.
But, the winning didn't stop there. Homecoming followed Greek W eek, only to chalk up another victory. Beth Weaver was crowned Homecoming Queen 1983. Beth is involved not only in AOII, but also as the captain of Miami's cheerlead- ers and is busy with various other honors and activities.
The 50 yard line is a popular place for Omegas. A t Miami's first game at its new stadium, AOII Lisa Moore and an entou- rage of AOITs were on the field with a large yellow egg float ready to hatch M i - ami's new mascott Tom O. Hawk. He was designed by Lisa and was revealed at the game by none other than sports-cas- tor Howard Cosell. Cosell visted Miami's campus for a few days and was bestowed the honor of unfurling our new fine feathered friend to the football fans.
KAPPA GAMMA Florida Southern
The Kappa Gamma chapter at Florida Southern College was very busy last fall. It sponsored a Run-A-Thon entitled "Run For Those Who Can't," in November. The money raised will go to an alumna who was in a serious car accident last year and is paralyzed from the neck down.
We are hoping that this will become an annual event at our school, and that we will be able to contribute money to the Philanthropic Foundation also, added Lynn Domagala.
As usual, the chapter had a very suc- cessful fall rush and filled its quota.
The chapter is very active in many dif- ferent school organizations and teams. Janet Gray and Janae Jennings are on the
Cross Country team. Lynn Domagala is on the Water Ski team which competed in the Nationals and placed second. Two members, Holly Alexander and Margriet Knetsch, have started a women's soccer team, which looks like it will be a suc- cess. T w o AOII are cheerleaders: Holly Alexander and A m y Hodge.
Academically, Lynn Domagala, Su- zanne Jackson, Lisa Trongone and Bren- da Hulen were on the Dean's List last se- mester. Kim Wirick and Holly Alexander were on the President's List with a semes- ter average of 4.0. Kim is also a new member in the leadership honorary, Om- icron Delta Kappa.
Slippery Rock State U .
The 1983 fall formal rush started out in style with "The Chorus Line" at Slippery Rock State University Sigma Rho chap- ter. This was also our very first rush as a university!
The theme was the Flintstones with Pebbles trying out for the chorus line. It was completed with ten new pledges and through continuous pledging, four more were added.
Sigma Rho continued to fly through the semester to Homecoming '83. The theme was "Journey Through The Uni- verse" and it continued with a first place flying saucer float built with the Sigma Pi fraternity.
Scholarship awards were given out to the outstanding chapters on campus and once again, AOII swept them! Sigma Rho was given the Panhel Scholarship Award for the highest quality point average as a chapter. The chapter also had the spring pledge class with the highest q.p.a. above all others on campus. There were also nine sisters that were on the dean's list for an overall 3.25 q.p.a. and a number were inducted into honoraries, reported Tina Speis.
KAPPA OMEGA U. of Kentucky
Who are those women in the red and white who invaded the University of Kentucky campus? That's right! They are AOII pledges, all 33 of them. Through the hard work of rush chairman Beth White, collegians and alumnae, Kappa Omega pledged 26 during formal rush and within two weeks brought the total to 33. Since this is only the second year Kappa Ome- ga has participated in fall rush, the chap- ter feels it has completed a job well done.
The good news doesn't stop there. Kappa Omega initiated 12 new members at the beginning of the school year. Also, the chapter received the results of its aca- demic standing. Kappa Omega's initiates
are rated second overall with the highest g.p.a. among the sororities a U K , report- ed Margina England.
Enthusiasm and high spirits continued to flow through the school's homecoming as AOII's homecoming queen candidate, Marilyn Mees, was selected from 47 par- ticipants as one of the sixteen finalists.
Even though the week before home- coming was a busy one, the pledges found time to sponsor their first event. The event which is called the "AOII Wa- termelon Bust" is held for all the sorority pledge classes on campus. The purpose is tountieallgreekpledgesforadayoffun and fellowship. The women that attended spent the afternoon participating in re- lays, games, and of course eating water- melon.
Kappa Omegas definitely were busy, but the hard work paid off. Kappa Ome- ga is rated third highest in Greek Activi- ties Steering Committee (GASC) points.
Beth Cooley, Lambda Sigma, is Miss Georgia National Teenager 1983. An honor student and cheerleader at the University of Georgia, she models in the Atlanta area.
LAMBDA SIGMA U. of Georgia
The Lambda Sigma chapter had a suc- cessful spring quarter filled with spirit and enthusiasm.
Rhonda McLean started right off by winning the Sigma Phi Epsilon "Queen of Hearts", while Diane DeVore received third runner up in the Miss UGA Pag- eant. Diane's excitement increased as she was chose Sigma N u Sweetheart. Stacy Ayers was also chosen as the Phi Kappa Theta Sweetheart.
The highlight of spring quarter was winning the Kappa Sigma Sorority of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.
The summer also brought with it a thrill for Lambda Sigma and Beth Cooley as she was crowned Miss Georgia Nation- al Teenager. Beth also made the J.V. Cheerleading Squad at U G A last spring, reported Susan Brault.
Mellisa Almond, Lambda Sigmas rush chairman, led the chapter through rush to the theme of "Wonderful World of AOII" which netted 56 fantastic women.
The chapter also planned the third an- nual "Before the Battle Bash" we have with the AOII at Auburn, with the pro- ceeds going to the Arthritis Foundation.
SIGMA OMICRON Arkansas State U .
The largest reunion of AOIIs ever held in the state of Arkansas was the outcome of a cooperative effort on the part of Sig- ma Omicron and the Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter.
Sisters gathered in Jonesboro on the Arkansas State University campus Aug.20 to participate in "State Day." The day began with a registration followed by a morning coffee and open house in the AOII suite. A n entertaining program fea- turing Ginger Banks highlighted the noon luncheon. Another highlight for colle- gians and alums alike was the initiation of the spring pledges. After a full day Saturday, Ginger conducted a ritual workshop Sunday morning then accom panied the chapter to a worship service and lunch, added Kim Bridger.
The next weekend marked the begin- ning of formal Fall rush on the ASU cam- pus. Sigma Omicron entered the rush ex- tremely prepared with both a Spring and Summer Rush W orkshop behind them. Five days after the opening party, the chapter gained 25 new sisters.
Other fall activities for the chapter in- cluded Homecoming activities Oct. 10-15 and "Roseball" on Nov. 19.
SIGMACHI Hartwick College
The sisters of the Sigma Chi chapter at Hartwick College are making plans for an exciting start to 1984. January term offers various opportunities for study abroad and individual internships, and 15 will be participating in one of the two.
Cheryl Slawson and Elizabeth Feingold will be in China, while four-Chapter President Lisa Pacenza, Rhonda Foote, Suzie Garfunkel, and Norah Doyle-will be in London, England. The first three will be part of the College's Theatre Arts program, and Norah will be doing a di- rected study in theatre at the British M u - seum Library, reported Rhonda Foote.
Amy Doyle will be doing a sociological study of Irish Culture, while Lisa
D'Ambrosio and Alison Brown will be furthering their major's requirements in Spain. Two-Karen McKelvey and Nancy Munzer-will be traveling to Germany with the management department.
Internships vary from Jone Wessel's close-to-home study in the pathology oxicology lab at Norwich Ea- ton Pharmaceuticals to Peggy Bergen's trek to Alaska to work in either Neonatal Intensive Care or Obstetrics.
Western Kentucky U .
Walt Disney would have been proud! The wonderful world of AOII was brought to life on Western Kentucky Uni- versity's campus during Fall Rush 1983 with excitement and fanfare!
AOIT in Disneyland was Alpha Chi's theme for Rush this year, and the chapter successfully charmed the hearts of 37 wonderful pledges.
Following an exciting pledge installa- tion all the sisters kicked off the begin- ning of a great year with a car wash and Chapter retreat. This was an opportunity to spend the day together setting goals, singing, laughing, and strengthening friendships. It was a beautiful day and all left enthusiastic for great sisterhood and campus relations.
Stepping with one foot in the right di- rection for chapter relations, Alpha Chi happily accepted the Alpha Xi Delta's in- vitation for a cookout and participated in the Panhellenic Potluck, reported Tra- cy Mattingly.
Alpha Chi's Angie Schieman is Panhel- lenic president at Western as well as the South Eastern Conference Area 5 region- al vice-president for Kentucky and Ten- nessee. Along with her offices Angie has served as a radio announcer at Western's WKYU-FM station, stage person at P .M . magazine, and Sweetheart of Delta Tau Delta.
Keeping with the pace of tradition the collegiate chapter earned first place in the Kappa Delta Washboard for the third consecutive year! While some sisters had fun walking away with a victory on the stage, others were showing their individ- uality on the football field to capture the first place trophy.
Next came the pledge's time to shine in Pledge Olympics during the Great Greek W eekend, and later that evening the chapter helped the community by partici- pating in a Girl Scout Sleep In. For the last three years AOIIs have supervised more than 2,000 Girl Scouts from all over the state in this annually held event.
AOITs energies also were directed to other events including Alum Mum Luncheon, a Sisterhood Dinner, the an- nual Hayride, and preparations for Homecoming.
Angie Schieman, Alpha Chi, Western Ken- tucky University
THETA PSI U. of Toledo
August turned out to be a very hot and excited month for the sisters of Theta Psi at the University of Toledo, because this was the time for the chapter relations/ rush retreat at Kappa Pi chapter at Ohio Northern.
Sue Davis, rush chairman, and Mari- lyn Bender, chapter relations chairman, kept our minds off the 90 degree heat with many activities and games. A brain- storming session was extremely beneficial in finding ways to improve chapter effi- ciency.
As a result several new committees were appointed which were designed to enhance chapter business and participa- tion in various activities.
Fall quarter rolled around and Theta Psi was ready and enthusiastic for Rush! On bid-pick up day, with the sun shining brightly over head. Theta Psi exuberantly welcomed fifteen fantastic new pledges, reported Mary Fay Metzner.
Earlier in the summer, the chapter sponsored its annual Softball tournament with all the proceeds going to the Arthri- tis Foundation.
KAPPA ALPHA Indiana State U .
As fall set in on Terre Haute, the AOIIs of Indiana State University were busier than ever. Kappa Alpha welcomed back the school year with the initiation of its spring pledges.
The year's philanthrophy project was a fund raiser co-sponsored with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, called "cart-a- thon." This year was the 5th year for the event, reported chairman Kay Gibbons.
At ISU, the AOIIs also are involved in many campus activities. Panhellenic President is Jennifer Franklin and Andrea Frazier is President of Union Board. Oth- er AOIIs on Panhellenic include Carol
Oxford, Kay Kuchewich and Jill Stewart. Christy W egner was appointed student director of Sparketts. K i m Bridge was elected secretary of the Student Alumni Association while Carla Shores is Senate Secretary for the Student Government Association.
Scholarships, too, seem to be a good word for the AOIIs. Lori Gourdouze and Carla Shores were academic scholarship winners. Kim Bridge received the Clara Rathfon Scholarship and Kay Kuchewich received a Diamond Jubillee Fund Schol- arship as well as a Terre Haute Panhel- lenic Scholarship.
Twenty-one women have joined the KA family this fall.
With the completion of Rush, our Campus Calendar sales, and the AOII hayride, KA got psyched up for Home- coming, added Carla Shores. AOIIs were paired with Alph Phi and Lambda Chi Alpha.
This year also is KA's 30th Anniversa- ry. The chapter invited International President Ginger Banks, as its special guest for the week of festivities beginning with a formal dinner/dance party.
ALPHA SIGMA U. of Oregon
Ghosts, spooks and goblins came alive at the Alpha Sigma haunted house for underprivileged children Fall term. Ev- eryone enjoyed decorating the rooms for the event which made the house resemble a scary old mansion. Treats were given out to the children along with a few good scares.
Rush was an exciting time to meet our new sisters. Much thanks goes to our graduate assistant Suzanne Colgan who brought everyone closer together and contributed some new ideas that helped give the house an extra polish, reported Alana Shirk.
Our new pledges were introduced to the alumnae chapter at the annual pledge dessert. This year the alumnae extended a special invitation to the whole house that made the evening a wonderful AOII re- union.
The fantastic Alpha O spirit was shown at various intramural activities in- cluding the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Volley- ball Tournament and Razzle Dazzle foot- ball with the Sigma Chis as teammates.
Halloween was highlighted by a blind date dance that kept the sisters wonder- ing who would be their Count Dracula or Frankenstein until the last moment when we matched broken color crayons with our dates.
The term ended with another reunion at the Founders' Day dinner and the hanging of many brightly colored stock- ings to prepare for a visit from Santa Claus at the AOII Christmas party.
NU OMICRON Vanderbilt
The spirited AOIIs of V anderbilt cele- brated the end of the first week of classes by turning their front yard into a campus wide party. With the Sigma Nus and the Kappa Kappa Gammas, they hosted a popular band and danced from late after- noon into dusk.
In addition to the block bash, the Nu Omicrons planned an active fall social calendar. Date dinners, fall party, Found- ers' Day banquet, and "In the Dark," an annual mystery date party, were events that the chapter looks forward to.
Nu Omicrons volunteered at the Floyd Cramer Celebrity Golf Tournament for the National Arthritis Foundation. The event attracted many stars including Cynthia Rhodes of "Flashdance" and "Staying Alive" fame and Lloyd Bochner from the hit series "Dynasty." In addi- tion, many Nashville country music stars were on hand to add to the festivities. AOIIs provided much needed support and help with hosting cocktail parties, running concession stands, and checking in stars and guests of the tournament.
The Nu Omicron chapter is preparing and planning for rush in the spring with rush workshops and pre-rush activities. They are in the process of revising and updating rush skits and house decorations-a task that has involved each and every member in some aspect of rush.
Nu Omicron chapter has always exhib- ited extraordinary interest in campus or- ganizations and this year is no excep- tion. Sisters are in leadership roles in Im- pact, Vucept, Academic Vucept, Oxfam, Original Cast, Resident Advisors and SGA. With such diverse activity and in- terest, Nu Omicron looks forward to an- other strong and successful year at Van- derbilt, reported Brooke Benson.
BETA R H O
U. Of Montana
The sun is shining bright on Missoula and Beta Rho. After a successful Formal rush, the women jumped into informal rush with both feet, and soon had anoth- er pledge to add to their collection of very special women.
A visit from Regional Director Kathy Busch and Pam Howard, Regional Fi- nance Officer, proved profitable for all. Beta Rho gained some new insights into sisterhood, and regional officers got to know the women of Beta Rho.
Excitement is building with each pass- ing day. The chapter held its Annual Grizzly Mum sale during Homecoming. It's favorite Philanthropic project that works quite well. Fall Rush Retreat was planned for November, and the women ironed out some old wrinkles in formal
Nu Omicrons, Vanderbilt, with actress Cyn- thia Rhodes of "Flashdance" and "Staying Alive", during the Celebrity Golf Tournament.
rush parties, as well as created new rush parties for next Fall. A Christmas party to "unwrap" our Rose Buddies/Secret Pals of Fall Quarter as well as a Founders' Day celebration were planned for early December, added Susan Wordal.
Within all this there are classes to at- tend, exchanges to have and rush parties to plan and hold. Beta Rho is certainly "On the move"-fast and furious-with time out for sisterhood and love to grow and expand.
DELTA DELTA Auburn University
51-derful pledges! The 1983 fall rush brought 51 pledges under the guidance of Barrie Mitchell, pledge trainer, and' Christi Guerkink, assistant pledge trainer for the Delta Delta chapter.
We would like to express our apprecia- tion to all alumnae who sent food or of- fered assistance during rush, reported Kaye Hutchins.
Many of the pledges could tell of their busy fall quarters. In addition to weekly pledge meetings, selling plants to finance pledge formal, and classes, various events filled their schedules.
Fall socials and parties ranged from a Mai-Tai pledge swap to a M T V social to a Halloween social complete with witch- es! Other activities included: the Wrech Tech parade, the Burn the Bulldogs pa- rade, the annual fund raiser with Lambda Sigma chapter at Georgia, the Big Sister- Little Sister party, the Halloween party, and pledge formal.
The Delta Deltas had two sisters in the
top twenty girls competing for the title of Miss Homecoming: Karen Bynum and Robin Haisten. Also, 20 Delta Deltas are in the running for "Miss Glomerata," the yearbook beauty.
ALPHA THETA Coe College
"Thank God I'm an AOII!" Those were the very words enthusiastically sung to the rushees during Alpha Theta's first rush party, AOII Bonanza. Decked out in western gear, members had a foot stompin' time showing what true friend- ship and sisterhood is all about in Alpha Omicron Pi.
A little square dancing and guitar pick- ing helped create a down-home atmos- phere where the rushees felt warm and welcomed. Rush was off to a great start, as our other parties continued to be just as fun and exciting, added Colleen Prendergast.
In the end everything paid off. Alpha Theta was the only sorority on campus to pledge quota and the chapter has 19 new sisters.
During Sheaf Week, Alpha Theta sponsored its traditional swim-a-thon where swimmers are pledged money per lap, along with other events to raise mon- ey for arthritis research. A public lecture was scheduled on campus to talk about arthritis research.
Scholarship Chairperson Leah Shaw had some wonderful news for the AOIIs. Alpha Theta was the sorority with the highest g.p.a. last year.
PHI UPSILON Purdue University
Phi Upsilon has achieved many of its goals over the past few months. With the direction of Denise Collins, the women of Alpha Omicron Pi and the men of Pi Kappa Alpha earned the third place tro- phy in Purdue's 1983 University Sing.
The chapter also received the first place trophy for the A l l sorority slow pitch Softball champs. In Spring Rally last year, Phi Upsilon received second place overall in various competitions such as relay races against, other sororities on campus. The chapter received the spirit award for Spring Rally. Sue Crossk was responsible for coaching us to those vic- tories, reported Beth Berger.
Phi Upsilon was recognized at a foot- ball game as one of the top five sororities which participated in raising money for the American Cancer Society. It was also third place winner in Panhel points. Pan- hel points are achieved by helping out the Panhel office, working for the escort service, helping with plant sales and vari- ous other jobs.
We're very proud of some of our cam- pus activities also. Missy Whiting is on the Panhel senior board. Karen Lazzaro and Debbie Vestal were chosen as Rush counselors. Debbie was also chosen along with Karen Ashman and Anne Konicek to serve on the Grandprix junior board. Jennifer Corson was chosen as a member of Occupational Outlook and Katina Nicolacakis was picked to serve on staff for the Composite.
U. of Washington
Autumn in Seattle found the AOII at the University of Wasington with 23 new pledges, said Lisa F. Robbins.
The new pledges embarked on a great year by planning the annual Halloween Party for the house and the Pledge Dance at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Seat- tle.
Upsilon started Homecoming Week out with a bang by earning first place in the blood drive. Kimberly Macaulay reigned as one of the Homecoming princesses.
THETA OMEGA Northern Arizona U .
Theta Omega started this semester off with a newly remodeled chapter room. The CR was completely redone during the summer months.
This rush we worked diligently on our new production party, "Fame", which was a real success and lots of fun. We all were able to show our excitement and en- thusiasm through the party.
On September 24 & 25 we all gathered at a collegiate member's home at Lake Montezuma for a goal planning retreat. Goals for the upcoming year were dis- cussed along with an evaluation of rush, games and other fun activities.
Oct. 1 was Homecoming for N A U and Theta Omega's 20th year reunion. More than 70 alums came to join in on all the festivities with 40 collegians hostessing the event. Thirteen charter members and the first chapter adviser, Crystal Faucett, were among the guests participating in the activities.
Saturday afternoon the Phoenix alums sponsored a catered barbeque at Susan Golightly's ranch home. Many future Big Brothers and AOII legacies were there along with the many chapter alumnae.
The next morning all the alums and collegians squeezed into the chapter room for a breakfast. An old and new slide show (from bouffant hairdos and uni- forms to sweatshirts and jeans) was shown. There was reminiscing of past "horror stories" and of changes made throughout the years on the N A U cam- pus and in AOII.
Of course, no reunion is complete without tears—there was not a dry eye in the place once the songs and the hugs be- gan. It was a great experience for all, from the newest pledge to the charter members, reported Nancy Roddy and Jenni Guertin.
Other fall events for the chapter in- clude such activities as Mom and Dad's Day, Sigma Chi Derby Days, and the Christmas Formal which was held at the Grand Canyon.
U. of Maryland
The Fall semester was a fantastic, pro- ductive one for Pi Delta AOIIs!
Our Fall Rush was an undeniable suc- cess, resulting in a pledge class of 31 pledges, reported Melissa Darwin.
Pi Delta Patty Fennell was the recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship for 1983, and became a mem- ber of the University of Maryland's Elec- trical Engineering Honor Society. Karen Yeatmen became a member of the Eta Kappa Nu chapter of Kalegathos, a Greek leadership organization.
As always, the chapter's Fall Blood Drive brought in record numbers of donations.
ALPHA DELTA U. of Alabama
Rush for the Alpha Deltas at the Uni- versity of Alabama resulted in reaching quota and pledging 41 women.
Right after rush, the Alpha Deltas started to organize their third annual football tournament. The fraternities on campus participated and finally after a week of stiff competition, the Kappa Sig- mas turned out victorious. Laurie Smith organized the tournament as well as the successful band party held afterwards, re- ported Mary Beth Hood.
The second annual "Crush" party was held not too long after the football tour- nament. Each woman could invite three guys.
The AOIIs had the second highest g.p.a. of all sororities on campus. They celebrated with their annual scholarship banquet. Those women with a perfect 3.0 g.p.a. were recognized by Karen Grego- ry, the scholarship chairman. They were Lynne Beason, Lisa Lorino, Suzanne Martina, and Priscilla Shealy.
Amy Lowe, the chapter relations chair- man, has introduced a Seniors' Club where all the seniors get together for din- ner one night a month. So far it's been successful probably because it gets the seniors' minds off of the "graduation blues."
Because we care for each other and the world members contribute annually to arthritis research, the Ruby Fund and the Educational Endowment of the Fraternity. Bequests and Memorial gifts are acknowledged.
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After coordinating a major member- ship effort with the Atlanta Alumnae group, Atlanta Tri-County had a busy fall calendar.
Following the theme of football, the season started with a Fall Kick-Off party in September to which all AOII interested in joining Tri-County were invited. As- sistance was given to Gamma Sigma and Lambda Sigma chapters during rush, and a pledge party with Tri-Countians serv- ing as Gamma Sigma's pledge pals was planned in October.
The October meeting "How to Get Your Game Plan Together for that Busy Fall W ardrobe" featured a wardrobe spe- cialist from a local store, reported Karin Pendley. In November the group invited members, dates, and husbands to a din- ner for Arthritis, and in December they held a "Holiday W arm-Up" Christmas luncheon. Tri-County is open to all inter- ested AOII alumnae in the Atlanta area. The group usually meets in the evenings.
The 1983-84 program of the Minneapo- lis Alumnae Chapter combines fun and learning.
Fun came first: an ice cream social on Sept. 20. Then all of the help Tau at Min- nesota needed for rush. Tau pledges were entertained on Oct. 18. Georgia Gould, Tau, talked about her amusing TV experiences.
Not for money, but for fellowship, there was a theatre party at the Old Log Theatre where " A Bedful of Foreigners" was anything but a bore.
This is Tau's year for new alumnae contacts so a dinner/dance on Oct. 29 was a party for alums, Wilma Smith Le- land reported.
But money was the reason for caring for shoppers' children at the Dayton Warehouse sale the weekend of Nov. 5-6. The chapter was in charge of the play- room for children under six. The treasury benefits. This was a warmup for Found- ers' Day luncheon at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul on Nov. 12. Seeing art together at the Minneapolis In- stitute of Art on Dec. 1 gave members a chance to see the Norman Rockwell ex- hibit on the free day. A little more money was raised at a silent auction of gift items and Christmas ornaments at the Holiday Magic Christmas party on Dec. 13. Caro- lyn Olstead, Tau, was hostess.
In came 1984 and the calendar's Tues- days are AOIIs: Jan 17, Patty Belois, the
juvenile justice expert, talked about Chi- na; Feb. 21, Ann Arimond brings com- puter talk to members; March 20, a style show; April 17, Spectacular Salads for supper and recipes for sale followed by installation of officers and reception of seniors. Old Nicollet Inn is the gathering place for AOIIs for the spring luncheon and Tau's Corporation meeting on May 12.
The chapter welcomes AOIIs from oth- er chapters. Call Lois Golding, Zeta, president, 933-3553.
Memphis Alumnae Chapter members began the year with a talk by the official chaperone of Miss Tennessee to the Miss America pageant. The speaker also talked about cosmetics, exercise, posture, and wardrobe.
For the November meeting alumnae met with Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae for a Crafts and Dessert program at the AOII House. The Christmas party featured a tree ornament swap.
Founders' Day is planned for January. The wine and cheese party with alumnae and collegians accompanied by husbands or dates is set for the home of Flip and Cile Brooks.
In February the chapter will have din- ner with AOIIs on the Southwestern cam- pus and in March there will be an officer installation and potluck dinner.
Exercise is the topic of the April meet- ing and a salad or dessert is the ticket to
the May program. The chapter will end its year on June with a swimming party and cookout.
The Portland Alumnae Chapter began its year with a September potluck.
In November the chapter sponsored a Buffy Bus Tour, a Christmas shopping tour which included transportation, lunch, snacks, and bargain shopping. In December members celebrated Founders' Day with a brunch.
NORTHERN ORANGE COUNTY
Members of the Northern Orange County Alumnae Chapter opened their 1983-84 season of activities with the A n - nual Salad Supper. Many exciting activi- ties have been planned for the year.
"Color Me" was the theme for the Oc- tober meeting. Color consultant Carol Nickols demonstrated which colors best complimented each member.
Breaking with tradition, the chapter had its November meeting at The Great American Federal Building in Anaheim Hills instead of at a member's home. This was the site of the annual Holiday Bou- tique Auction, which has grown too large for a private home. It is the chapter's largest fund raiser. In June, a very special event is being planned for Northern Or- ange County's 10th anniversary.
The chapter is sponsoring a $500 Scholarship for any Region VIII collegian
Officers for the new Virginia Tidewater Alumnae Chapter are, from the left, Marion Swaim, Zeta
Psi, secretary; Bonnie Nichols, Alpha Rho, treasurer; Heidi Dougherty, Theta Chi, vice president; Huldah Clark, Beta Phi, president and founder, and Nancy Bettis, Omicron, regional vice presi- dent for Region III. The chapter's plans include Norfolk Panhellenic work and a project for the Arthritis Foundation.
or alumna who plans to enter the educa- tion field. The husband of a former mem- ber has generously set up the Mary Lou Ebner Memorial Scholarship.
Austin Alumnae Chapter began its year by honoring International President Ginger Banks and outgoing International Secretary/Treasurer Jo Beth Heflin. Members arrived in early evening at the 19th century Caswell House, a historic Victorian home in downtown Austin to enjoy wine and cheese while listening to Ginger and Jo Beth relate anecdotes of their experiences with AOII at conven- tions and chapter colonizations.
Austin Alumnae president, Pat Abreu, recently announced the success of Aus- tin's World's Largest Garage Sale, held in May by the Arthritis Foundation. AF's third annual Austin garage sale was held in a local civic auditorium. AF rented booths to groups and individuals wishing to sell their wares, explained Becky House.
Kappa Omicron's Diana Scarborough and Nita Wathens of Pi Kappa served on the AF board to organize the event. The Austin chapter found this activity an ex- cellent way to involve alums who are anxious to clean out their closets and do- nate a few hours on a Saturday to man- age a booth.
Despite a poor turnout due to rain, Austin alums donated $215 from their booth to the Arthritis Foundation. The Foundation also received funds from ad- mission charge of $1.25 to approximately 10,000 shoppers who attended.
A busy schedule and lots of fun meet- ings have been planned by the Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter.
The September meeting was the first picnic held by the chapter complete with a terrific turnout.
In October, alums welcomed and en- tertained 18 new "angel" pledges and pre- sented them with traditional gifts of white eyelet pillows sporting red AOII let- ters. In November, alums were treated to hair care and make-up demonstrations by a beautician from a local department store.
December's meeting was held in con- junction with the collegians and Found- ers' Day. January will be time for alums to get back into shape after the holiday snacking with Winter Stretch by Cathy Stroot, a local alum and aerobics instruc- tor at the Terre Haute YMCA.
February's meeting is a repeat from last years, due to its popularity and is called "Bring a Friend to a Valentine Breakfast" and will be held Feb. 11, at Grandma
AOn Administrative Director Sue Lewis represented the Alpha Omicron Pi Philanthropic Founda- tion on the nationwide Arthritis Foundation Telethon last spring, presenting a check of 531,818 for arthritis research grants to emcee Ralph Emery. Hosted by Mickey Gilley, the telethon included other country music notables such as Loretta Lynn, Ray Stevens, Chet Atkins, and many others.
Joy's on Wabash Avenue, reported Pa- trice Liebler.
The March meeting will highlight a lo- cal woman's Doll Collection and will also be election of officers at the home of Val- erie Walker. April's meeting will follow dinner at a favorite Italian Restaurant, "Louises," and will be installation of offi- cers at the home of Kathleen Maxwell.
The May meeting will be for chapter business and program planning for the new year and we always save the best for last as our July meeting will be our annu- al Summer Luncheon and swim party at the home of Chapter Adviser Jo Ann Gibbons.
With the nearest collegiate chapter, Theta Omega, at Northern Arizona Uni- versity, 150 miles away, it takes a little extra effort and coordination to help out but the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter mem- bers are finding ways.
In late August Judy Hornik Bourassa, Theta Pi '63; Rosemary Kappes Schwierjohn, Iota '69; Val Gardner Skole, Theta Omega '64, and Ronnie Oros, Kappa Alpha '76, drove north to help the collegians with Preference Rush and stayed to welcome the new pledges at a picnic the following day.
Members started the alum year with a brunch at Janie McVeigh Simmons, Zeta '61. President Judy Bourassa gave us a rundown of last year's accomplishments and this year's goals. We were treated to
a slide show for and about alums provid- ed by International Headquarters.
In October members met at a furniture store for a seminar on home accessoriz- ing. Guests were invited and the meeting was so successful the AOIIs are planning another on a different topic next year. The local executive director of the Big Sisters organization told members about the Big Sisters at a November meeting.
One of our goals for this year is to have an interesting program at each meeting and have time for socializing as well, explained Rita Dikeman Polese, Theta Pi '66. We've been able to do this by carrying out as much business as prac- tical in monthly Executive Board meetings.
What better way to end a year than with a wine and cheese party. The Jack- sonville alums had a local wine expert speak as they got to taste and learn about different grapes, countries, and wines. In the spring the chapter also sponsored a garage sale.
For our first fall meeting, Bette Wefso Hagel, Zeta '43 hosted a covered dish dinner. A t the November meeting they got a head start on the holiday season by learning the art of stencil ornaments as well as make several at Nancy Weber Ulerick's, Kappa Kappa '67, reported Candy Colyer.
Regional Director Nancy Bowers will speak at Founders' Day, Timuquana Country Club in January.
Baltimore alumnae ce ebrate 50 years
Fifty years of AOII in Baltimore was celebrated with a luncheon on April 30, 1983 in Timonium, Md. More than 50 AOIIs from the area attended, including five of the chapter founders. Executive Board Director Peg Crawford brought greetings from the Board and Hilda Micari, a Baltimore alum, delighted the audience by recapping the chapter's ac- tive history. Hilda's speech has been taped to be added to the chapter's exten- sive memorabilia collection.
Another highlight of the day was hav- ing Founder Anne Cooke sign the original chapter charter. While a snowstorm pre- vented Anna from attending the chapter's Installation Dinner, nothing has stopped Anna from being our most active mem- ber for the 50 years. Claudia Troy served as anniversary luncheon chairman.
Present Baltimore Alumnae Chapter President Sandra Devan, left, greets the first chapter president, Edith Howard.
The Vancouver Alumnae Chapter has hosted its 5th annual Fashion Focus for 1983.
Working diligently with collegians at Beta Kappa chapter at the University of British Columbia, members sold tickets to the October show and brunch. Profes- sional models wore designs of some of BC's brightest new designers: Donna Stark, Tish Northrupt, Gilly Rice and Steve Sansom. The children's fashions were provided by a children's store spe- cializing in designer wear for tots.
The clothing ranged from very strictly tailored suits to exotic confections, from the West Coast look of casual and com- fortable to the Parisian look of sophisti- cation.
Lynne Carmichael, Beta Kappa '61, has received the Summer University Gradu- ate Fellowship for 1983-84. Lynne is working on her M F A at her alma mater, UBC.
The Omaha Alumnae Chapter has its
heart in the right place and now so do over 200 AOIIs! The AOII Love Heart pins made by the Omaha Alumnae Chap- ter and sold at International convention were a big success.
A very special Christmas gift, a custom handmade doll, was the price from the Omaha alumnae raffle in November. The Arthritis Foundation received the pro- ceeds from the raffle for the special doll by Sharon's Dolls of Bellevue. A Christ- mas fondue party and a demonstration by the owner of "Le Gourmet" in Febru- ary highlight two winter meetings of the chapter.
Regional Vice President Ginny Struble will be the keynote speaker at the Region V Rally in Omaha on April 7. Each colle- giate and alumnae chapter in Region V will be represented. The event promises to be a special time of sharing AOII sister- hood, fun, and a salute to the terrific chaptersinRegionV,explainedMaryLee Glen.
The Pullman Alumnae Chapter joined the W ashington State University colle- giate chapter, Alpha Gamma, for a Founders' Day "with all the works"—in- cluding International President Ginger Banks.
The AOII executive joined eastern Washington alumnae and collegians for a reception, luncheon and several informal workshops, Dec. 9-11.
Alumnae sold candles and stocking stuffers during the holiday season and then began their gifts to Alpha Gamma's upcoming members.
Plans for the spring include an auction and a special social for Alpha Gamma seniors.
Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter started the year off right by welcoming 150 AOIIs to "State Day - 83" in August. In addition to Sigma Omicron initiates who came from seven states for the occasion and alumnae representing nine other AOII chapters were regional officers and Executive Board members.
The September meeting was a quieter affair at the home of Gail Province Os- born, Sigma Omicron '53. It was a time to reflect on happenings at the New Or- leans Convention and State Day and to enjoy the company of good friends. We
Five of the original Baltimore Alumnae Chapter founders, left to right, Margaret Boulden, Anna Cooke, Edna Devereux, Margaret Starkey and Edith Howard were able to attend the chapter's 50th anniversary celebration.
International President Ginger Banks was the luncheon speaker for Arkansas State Day. Looking on is Barbara Reng, State Day com- mittee chairman.
also had a silent "talent auction" to raise a little money for our treasury.
The alumnae chapter was also respon- sible for setting up and maintaining the arthritis exhibit at the Craighead County Fair Sept. 5-10. Loretta Frasure Brooks, Sigma Omicron '53, philanthropic chair- man, displayed a wide variety of pam- phlets on the subject in addition to some household aids for arthritics.
Carolyn Swindle Wyatt, Sigma Omi- cron '63, hostessed the October meeting to honor the 25 fall pledges from Sigma Omicron chapter. The highlight of the evening was the film, "Krista," the story of a nine-year-old with arthritis and her family's adjustments in coping with the disease. Regina Newton, area coordina- tor for the Arthritis Foundation, pre- sented the film and answered questions.
November offered a change of pace. We had the opportunity to visit an "AOII in the W orkplace" when Brenda W elch Coop, Sigma Omicron '63, guided us through the facilities of KAIT-TV. Both Brenda and Grovernel Gorham Grisham, Sigma Omicron '57, are alumnae who are employed by the station. Our tour group gathered first at the home of Lou Couch, Sigma Omicron '49, in order to carpool to Channel 8, reported Barbara Reng.
AOIIs from seven states gathered in Jonesboro, A r k . in August when Sigma Omicron chapter and the Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter co-hostessed "State Day - 83." Some 150 collegians and alum- nae attended representing: Alpha Omi- cron, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Omicron, Lambda Sigma, N u Beta, N u Iota, Omi- cron, Pi Kappa, Sigma Omicron, and Tau.
The day began at 10 a.m. with registra- tion in University Hall on the campus of Arkansas State University. A coffee and open house followed in the sorority suite. Refreshments were served while colle- gians and alumnae enjoyed friendly con- versation, reminisced about the old com- posite pictures on display, or poured over "historic" scrapbooks.
The Jonesboro Elks Lodge was the set- ting for a noon reception which honored International President Ginger Banks, Ex- ecutive Board Director Melanie Doyle and Region V I I Officers Frankie Roberts and Gail Osborn. During this time regis- trants had the opportunity to shop at Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter's boutique, view the arthritis exhibit, and have a spe- cial photograph made of friends "once more united." Drawing the most interest was the "correspondence" display which consisted of letters and pictures from alumnae who were unable to attend the reunion.
A luncheon banquet followed in the Elk's ballroom. Special recognition was given to eight returning charter members of Sigma Omicron chapter during the program. They were introduced by Lou Couch, first chapter adviser for Sigma Omicron. Travel awards went to Beth
Cooper Zimmer, Sigma Omicron '54, from Mankato, Minn.; Freeda James Daugherty, Sigma Omicron '49, from Houston, Texas; Carolyn W alker Morris, Sigma Omicron '49, from Tulsa Okla.; Larie Barnes Engles, Sigma Omicron '71, from Richardson, Texas; and Kay Cam- eron Yount, Sigma Omicron '58, from Fort Worth, Texas.
Highlighting the program was a pre- sentation by guest speaker Ginger Banks who spoke on the theme, "AOII: The Source of Friendship, Leadership, and Tradition."
"Bosom buddies, good friends — isn't that what AOII is all about?," Ginger asked. "AOII isn't service projects, it isn't just filling out reports, it isn't even par- ties. AOII is friendship. Friendship is the hub around which everything else ro- tates. And if we ever let ourselves forget that — that building good friendships is what AOII is all about, we will have lost our reason for being."
Initiation ceremonies for spring pledges concluded Saturday's official activities. Several small groups continued their re- union into the evening hours.
Although State Day concluded on Sat- urday, activities for some continued on Sunday. Ginger conducted an informa- tive ritual workshop for the collegians Sunday Morning in the Sigma Omicron Suite.
Members of the State Day Planning Committee were all Sigma Omicron initi- ates: Loretta Frasure Brooks, '53; Gail Province Osborn, '53; Lou Couch, '49; Barbara Reng, '69; Brenda Gordon Posey, '64; Carolyn Swindle Wyatt, '63, and Christy Satterfield, '80.
AOIIs gather for State Day '83
Four members of Arkansas State Day's planning committee included from the left, Sigma Omi- crons Lou Couch, '49; Gail Province Osborn, '35; Loretta Frasure Brooks, '53, and Christy Satterfield, '80.
Mary Beth Scott, left, a new pledge, and Mary Beth Hood, Alpha Delta member.
Texas Women's University Chapter Adviser Kathy Wilson, left, Amy Forsythe, chapter consult- ant, and Gloria Rowland, organizer of colonization activities, were among the AOII alumnae to talk with T W U women interested in AOII.
AOII invited to TWU campus
Amy Forsythe, chapter consultant, show off Cindy's favorite shirt.
Toni Capps and Susan Bier, Alpha Delta, were members of the Rush team from the University of Alabama chapter to Texas Woman's Uni- versity in August.
Alpha Omicron Pi forms yet another bud into its bouquet of roses. In Septem- ber an AOII colony was started at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas.
This new beginning has special signifi- cance in everyone's heart, but for the Al- pha Deltas at the University of Alabama, this new beginning is very special and will remain in member's hearts for the rest of their lives.
The Rush Team from Alpha Delta traveled via chartered bus to Dallas, Tex- as, where upon arrival were greeted by excited, fired-up alumnae.
After only a couple of hours of sleep at alums' homes, the Alpha Delta women along with the help of Dallas alums be- gan the day by moving furniture, singing serious night songs, and making every-
thing perfect. And when the rushees ar- rived, everything was perfect. After the skit, everyone met at Regional Director Nancy Shaheen's home for a pizza-'n- pool party.
Sunday was the big day to see how many women were actually joining the wonderful world of AOTI. The Alpha Delta's hard work paid off and 25 were pledged.
The pledging ceremony was performed by International President Ginger Banks, with a luncheon at the Ramada Inn.
It had all happened as fast as it began, added Mary Beth Hood, Alpha Delta, the Alpha Deltas left with that special AOII feeling in their hearts and look forward now to watching that bud turn into a beautiful rose.
T W U , and
Members of the new colony at Texas Woman's University.
Leading the efforts to colonize at Lehigh University were Executive Board Member Marilyn Herman, seated, and left to right, Karen Price, regional director; Kris Burfriend, pledge adviser; Freddie Schutten, chapter adviser, and Carmel Kaiser, regional vice president for Region L
Working closely with local alumnae and AOII colle- gians during the colonization were Larry Philippi, assistant to the dean of students, and Chapter Con- sultant Kimberly Campbell.
Colony started at Lehigh University
"IN THREE DAYS!!!!!" With these in- credulous words announced, local alum- nae of the Greater Allentown-Bethlehem Alumnae Chapter began to plan the colo- nization of Lehigh University, Bethle- hem, Penn. They were ably assisted by the assistant deans of students for frater- nity and sorority affairs, Larry Philippi, and his assistant, Stacey Abernathy. Re- sult — on Oct. 21, 54 new pledges were wearing AOII colonization pins.
Marilyn Herman, vice-president for de- velopment, arrived in Bethlehem Oct. 18, meeting with the newly formed
Alumnae Advisory Committee. Freddie Kalil Schutten, Upsilon Alpha, colony adviser, informed the assembled alumnae about the progression of events to take place from Oct. 19-21. Everyone became more and more enthusiastic, excited, maybe somewhat "overwhelmed" but very organized.
The next day 158 Lehigh University women who had signed up for colony rush arrived at University Center and proceeded to find out what AOII was all about from Marilyn and Diane Douglass, public relations coordinator; regional of-
ficers, Karen Price, Carmel Kaiser and Lois Klotz; and chapter consultant Kimberly Campbell who is with the new colony.
In addition to hundreds of "AOII" balloons, everyone representing the fra- ternity wore red, making a colorful im- pression on the rushees. Collegians from the University of Maryland, Washington College, Hartwick College, George M a - son University, Penn State University, Indiana University, and East Stroudsburg University were occupied with handing out informational folders and chatting with the rushees.
The next day, interviews were sched- uled until 9:00 p.m., but even that wasn't enough time — so after the international officers, alumnae, collegians finally broke up their sessions around 4:30 a.m. — it was back to interviewing by 9. Bids were given out between noon-2 p.m., and by 3 p.m. the now rejuvenated alumnae were ready for pledging ceremonies.
A campus reception followed the pledging ceremonies, and with cameras flashing, a happy group of new colony members, invited guests from Lehigh's administration and faculty, IFC and Pan- hellenic members, mingled and enjoyed the afternoon. The Bridgeworks, a local campus eatery, furnished the atmosphere for the final event of Friday, Oct. 21, an informal red T-Shirt (AOII) party, with lots of AOII songs and conversation.
The result of the efforts were members of the Lehigh colony of AOII.
Diamond Jubilee Foundation elects new board trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Alpha Omicron Pi Diamond Jubilee Foundation reports the election of three new trustees.
Each of these new board members brings to our scholarship foundation out- standing talents in her chosen field as well as a wealth of AOII love, knowl- edge, experience and the desire to further serve her fraternity, reported Lynne Johnston, DJF board representative.
Elizabeth J. (Barker-Kilpatrick) Taverner lives in Region I . Born in Ban- gor, Maine, "Bette" attended Bangor public schools and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, with a BA in English in 1942.
A member of Gamma chapter, her col- lege activities covered a wide range of in- terests from student government and newspaper writing to modern dance. Bet- te was a dorm resident assistant and was elected to the AllMaine Women Honor- ary. She served as AOII president her sen- ior year. Her marriage to Lt. Donald M . Kilpatrick, Jr. in 1942 ended tragically when he was killed in action in Germany in 1944.
In 1946-47 Bette was National Regis- trar of AOII, then became the assistant director of the U. of Maine General Alumni Association, the first woman to serve in executive capacity with the or- ganization.
Married again in 1953 to the Rev. Gil- bert Y. Taverner, she spent the next 30 years serving in leadership capacities in many church and educational organiza- tions, including United Methodist W om-
Association of University W omen, Mas- sachusetts Society for the Education of W omen (a scholarship awarding group), University of Maine General Alumni As- sociation as well as her class of 1942. She served also as Administrative Assist- ant to the President and to the Academic Dean of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, in the 1970s. Currently, she is Pres- ident of her PEO chapter in Newport, RI.
Ann M . Galvani attended the U . of Minnesota from 1966-70, becoming a member of Tau chapter. She was on the chapter's Executive Board for 3 years, treasurer for two years, treasurer of Pan- hellenic Council in her senior year, treas- urer of Campus Carnival for 2 years, and
Elizabeth J. Taverner, Gamma
finally treasurer of the entire student body at Minnesota. She received the Greek Recognition Award in her senior year as well as Tau's Outstanding Schol- arship Award.
Graduating with honors in 1970 with a double major in mathematics and eco- nomics, she went on to law school at the U. of Minnesota where she continued re- ceiving scholarships and awards and graduated in 1973.
From 1973-75 she was a law clerk to Judge Donald R. Ross of the U.S. Court of Appeals Circuit. Following completion of her clerkship, she received an appoint- ment in Washington as an appellate at- torney for the government. Eight months later, Ann was hired by the Wall Street Law Firm Cravath, Swaine, and Moore, where she was one of the first female liti-
Debely Mathis Fenstermaker, Delta Omega
gators representing many large and well known firms, families, and personalities.
In 1981, she began her own practice, which has now expanded to include nu- merous corporate matters for banks and individuals in the commodities area. She is also president and member of the Board of Directors of a Commodity Trading Advisory firm.
Ann is married to Edward Schneiderman. She and her husband own a 200 year old historic mansion in Scars- dale, N.Y. They have a daughter Amy, almost 4 years old, and are expecting a second child.
Debely Mathis Fenstermaker became a member of Alpha Omicron Pi in 1967 at Delta Omega chapter, Murray State Uni- versity, Murray, Kent., where she par- ticipated in chapter and campus activi- ties. She was Outstanding Senior in Journalism, Who's Who Among Ameri- can College and University Students and was graduated Cum Laude in 1970 with a major in journalism and English and a minor in mathematics.
Then she served a year as a traveling consultant for AOII, after which Deb re- ceived a master's degree in community counseling from the University of Missis- sippi. She then earned a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at the same school. Deb was elected to the American Psychological Association while also serving AOII as Regional Director in Re- gion III.
She has been Director of Psychological Services and Director of Children's Serv- ices of the Western Mental Health Insti- tute, Western Institute, (Tenn.) and Act- ing Professor of Counseling and Educa- tional Psychology at the University of
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Ann M. Calvani, Tau
Psychiatrist finds time
for career + family + AOII
One AOn physician has been quite suc- cessful in finding time for her family, her fraternity and her profession since the time she finished school.
Dr. Marianna M . LaRue, Nu Omicron '54 Vanderbilt University, is a psychia- trist.
"I became a psychiatrist as a result of being interested in the psychiatric studies both in medical school and the University of Tennessee and in Memphis where 1 re- ceived a M.D. degree.
"I think I was particularly stimulated by the fact that I was interested in people and their problems and the fact that it was obvious in psychiatry there is both an art and a science to the practice of this specialty," she said.
Marianna received what she considers a good training by taking a general rotat- ing internship that exposes a physician to various medical specialties, including pe- diatrics, surgery, internal medicine, not only psychiatry.
"This helps the trainees consider the person as a whole and helps emphasize the medical aspects of the patient, Mari- anna added.
The thought of a family and other in- terests, too, aided in her decision to pick psychiatry.
"I felt I would some day be able to more readily function with a family, hus- band and children than I would in a field of medicine that required more attention to life threatening emergencies, particu- larly after office hours.
"I do find my practice which is one of private general psychiatry quite demand- ing on my time," she quickly added, "but because I'm not up all night as many pe- diatricians, I think that I am in a sense more in control of my time than I would be in one of the other medical specialties or even general practice."
She has been in private practice nearly ten years. Marianna had retired for 12 years following her residency to spend time with the family and children as they went through those crucial early years.
"It was during my retirement years that I was able to continue to enjoy AOII, she said. She served as president of the local alumnae group in Miami.
"Even during my internship which was challenged with lots of hard work, I was able to be in contact with AOII alumnae in Miami and sisters from Vanderbilt and they continued to supply a lot of support and encouragement to me.
"I always felt after becoming a physi- cian that AOII sort of kept me in contact with what I used to call the real world.
"Now that my practice is established, I am, I think, once again able to devote some time to AOII," Marianna said.
"I continue to enjoy AOII because of the diversity of the women that I find in it and the loving acceptance that we have all grown to accept in AOII," she stressed. "It's difficult to work in extra curricular activities as a physician but I think it's very important to do so. One needs relief through social and cultural and physical activities from the stress felt as a physician.
"Family and extra interests, of course, have to come after the patients for the most part.
"But I consider AOII a kind of a treat and a kind of an integral part of myself," Marianna said. "The AOII activities are something that I can look forward to and act as the icing on my cake.
"AOII was always a support to me," she added. " I derived a geat deal of sup- port from sorority sisters while I was at Vanderbilt and also from the sisters who have kept in contact with me all the way
Dr. Marianna McAllister LaRue, Nu Omicron finds time for career, family and AOII.
from graduation, through medical school, internship, and currently."
Marianne now is sharing her AOII with daughter Rachel who was initiated last spring at Alpha Delta, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.
Elizabeth White, Nu Director, Hartford Conservatory
At its annual meeting in May, the Board of Trustees of the Hartford Con- servatory of Music and Dance named Elizabeth White, Nu, New York Universi- ty, the new director.
Elizabeth, who has been vice chairman of the Conservatory, was also elected chairman of the Board of Trustees. She has been a member of the Board since 1977, and has served as Chairman of the Faculty Liaison Committee of the school, Secretary of the Board, and on the Fi- nance, Long Range Planning, and Search Committees.
A teacher of piano for a number of years, Elizabeth studied at the Turtle Bay Music School in New York, and then for 11 years with Maria Luisa Faini of the Eastman School of Music. She has also studied voice with Jacquelyn Jarrett.
She has been accompanist for the Simsbury Light Opera Company since 1959, and has been its Treasurer and a Board member since 1963. She has been accompanist for a number of other pro- ductions and concerts in the Hartford area, and has served on the Board and several committees of the Musical Club of Hartford.
A graduate of New York University, she has been an elementary school teach- er, and was corporate secretary of Dynage, Inc., of East Hartford.
She is married to Will W. White III, chairman of the Hartford public relations firm of Lowengard & Brotherhood. They live in West Hartford with their two youngest sons (of seven children).
Alumna active in Southern Cal Panhel
She is unanimously acknowledged by the San Diego Alums as "resident master of handcraft and needlework arts" and major contributor to the chapter's annual "Masterpiece Auction." For the past two years she has created a novel macrame "Rudolph" Christmas door trim for which chances are sold during the fall meeting with the lucky winner claiming her unique prize at the Christmas party.
It's often hard to locate Norma as she
Norma Godfrey T aylor Lambda '40, Stanford
"Involved, creative and on the move" best describe Norma Godfrey Taylor, Lambda '40, Stanford, who served for the '82-'83 season as president of the South- ern California Council of Alumnae Pan- hellenics (S.C.C.A.P.)
The group consists of 32 Alumnae Pan- hellenics from Los Angeles south to San Diego, providing officers for the board on a yearly rotating basis. Meetings deal with reports on rushing results from local campus administrators, plans for orienta- tion prospective rushees, fund raising, and the awarding of Panhellenic scholar- ships.
Administrative responsibility has been a way of life for Norma since her college years at Stanford where she served as Lambda chapter president. She married Marvin Taylor, a Kappa Sig "hasher" at the sorority, and in their moves Norma has belonged to alumnae chapters in Sac- ramento, Denver, Portland, Ore., and the San Fernando Valley. Since 1955 she has been actively involved in the San Diego alums and has served as president, secretary and treasurer. She is a past president of San Diego Alumnae Panhel- lenic and has also served as president of a local child care center and a welfare league.
and her husband are avid globe trotters. This year's itinerary has included a trip to Alaska to visit one of their sons in—of all times—February! Home to the Taylors is a lovely curio-filled home surrounded by orchards in La Jolla where the welcome mat is always out for San Diego alum meetings, added Margaret Schalk Bar- nett, Omicron Pi '48, University of Michigan.
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Editor's note: Helen ]o Scott Mann served as Central Office Executive Secre- tary in the 1940s when the office was lo- cated in Oxford, Ohio. After Scotty's death last spring, AOII Historian Edith Anderson worked to find out more about Scotty's life. Part of those findings are shared here.
Sometimes Helen Jo Scott Mann, Ome- ga '19, Miami University, signed her memos H J S M. The "J" in that short- hand might signify "Journalism" rather than the "Josephine" she rarely used.
Journalism was her bent, her talent and her profession throughout a long and varied life, which included service to A l - pha Omicron Pi as Central Office Execu- tive Secretary in the 1940s.
From her Miami years she went on to the distinguished School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, where she stepped up from student to teacher. From there she went to New York University where she combined teaching in the jour- nalism department with free-lance editing and writing. In 1943 she returned to her native Ohio and her college town of Ox- ford.
Across Campus Avenue from old Ben- ton Hall she took charge of AOLTs na- tional office and of TO DRAGMA.
This association with her college led to a closer tie. President A . H . Upham of Miami University persuaded her to edit the Alumni News Letter, which she soon developed into the quarterly Miami Alumnus.
In her retirement years Scotty Mann made a project of collecting an uncle's books and his voluminous papers. When she could no longer travel she directed, from Santa Fe, continued searches, sort- ings and copying. The result is a collec- tion, still growing, the Scott-Halstead Memorial Collection that enriches the substantial holdings of Ohio Valley histo- ry in the Special Collections of the Miami University Library. A library bequest from Helen Mann assures its continu- ance.
A woman of organization and efficien- cy, with little tolerance for stupidity or "climbers," she compartmentalized her life and her friends, rarely overlapping compartments. She read constantly ev- erything from classics to sports, and seemed to retain all she read even to the
end. A year ago, when she had been un- able to read for more than two years be- cause of a rare complication following dual cataract surgery, she said, " I once thought I could not live if I could not read, but I have found now that I can."
But not being able to read was a con- stant frustration. T o keep her friends from knowing her problem was so se- vere, she wrote less frequently, but she wrote. Thus, even though her mail had to be read to her, she was able to hang on to that small bit of privacy she cherished.
Through it all, she was stylish and fashionable, never resorting to "sensible shoes," or "older-lady dresses." When ar- thritis began affecting both hips, she con- tinued to wear her neat little pumps.
And she continued to live as she wished in her apartment, even occasion- ally entertaining by serving a meal that might take all day in the preparation be- cause she had to rely on touch instead of eyesight.
Helen died quietly April 3, 1983. She shall be remembered fondly by all who were privileged to know her.
Alumnae, collegians invited to meetings
Plan N O W to attend one of the eight 1984 Leadership Conferences. The con- ference schedules have been designated to meet the needs of collegians and alum- nae, both delegates and non-delegates.
These three day conclaves hold special promise this biennium with their focus upon AOII Sisterhood, explained Execu- tive Director Teri Anderson. The wheat on the To Dragma cover reminds us of the AOII sheaf—bound by ties of friend- ship. Expect seminars to renew those ties!
Highlights of all attending will include such sessions as "Ritual: The Heart of the Matter." "Fraternity Education: May You Always," and an opening night storytell- ing session, "Moments to Remember."
Collegians will find "like officer" ses- sions for chapter presidents, Rush chair- men, and pledge educators particularly helpful and inspiring. In-depth training for chapter advisers will be held during the conferences too. Emphasis will be upon effective use of the Alumnae Advi- sory Committee, so all members of an AAC are encouraged to attend.
Corporation Boards should send at least one of their officers to attend the conference since corporation training has been expanded to a full day. Alumnae of- ficers and members will also find avail- able many topics relevant to alumnae chapter growth and membership.
Everyone attending will enjoy the op- portunity to renew friendships and to re- discover The Tie that Binds in Alpha Omicron Pi, Teri added.
1984 Regional Leadership Conferences A O Positive
A O Pertinent
A O Productive
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Mississippi. For the past four years she has been Director of Grants, Community Programs and Research for the North Mississippi Retardation Center and re- gional coordinator for the Division of Mental Retardation in Jackson, Miss.
Deb's husband is J. Van Fenstermaker, a Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Mississippi. They have two children, three-year-old Brian and one-year-old Lee.
Deb is chapter advisor at N u Beta, Uni- versity of Mississippi.
Leadership Conferences for 1984 have Region IV
been scheduled across the country. Region I
Site: Victoria College, University of Toronto. June 22-24.
Regional Meeting Chairman:
529 Brundswich A ve.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2Z6 (416) 922-5420
Site: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,
June28-July 1. Regional Meeting Chairmen:
6355 S. Clippinger Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 (513) 561-4055
335 Sandhurst Dr. Dayton, Ohio 45405 (513) 277-5461
Site: University of Tennessee, Knox-
ville, June 22-24. Regional Meeting Chairman
1320 Huntingdon Dr. Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 (615) 691-0643
Site: University of Louisville (Belknap Campus), Kentucky, June 22-24.
Regional Meeting Chairman: Sandy Grover
627 South Preston, #3A Louisville, Kent. 40202 (502) 589-6684
Site: Nebraska Center for Continuing Education, Lincoln, Neb., June 8- 10.
Regional Meeting Chairman: Chris Carlson
6100 Vine E-30
Lincoln, Neb. 68505
(402) 466-3382 Region VI
Site: Upsilon Chapter House, Univer- sity of W ashington, Seattle, March 22-24.
Regional Meeting Chairman Nora McDonald
2823 NE Meadow Place Seattle, W A 98155
(206) 363-6580 Region VII
Site: To be announced. Regional Meeting Chairman:
Diane Scarbrough 1817 E. Oltorf #1042 Austin, Texas 78741 (512) 447-7851
Site: Sigma Chapter House, University
of California-Berkeley, June 15-
Regional Meeting Chairman:
To be announced.
Marty Martin ScherscheL Beta Phi, In- diana University, has been awarded an Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) $5,000 Graduate Fellowship.
A 1977 graduate of IU, Marty taught for three years in the Indianapolis School System. She then earned her master's de- gree from IU and became an administra- tor of an early childhood program.
With her award she began studying ed- ucational psychology and hopes to work with learning disabled children as a diag- nostician/educator.
The selection of the award is based on evidence of past academic performance and well-conceived professional aspira- tions and plans. The award is the largest single award received by a student in the School of Education for the year.
Delta Deltas Kaye Hutchins, left, and Laura Langley invite alumnae and collegians to at- tend Leadership Conferences this spring and summer. At International Convention mem- bers of Delta Delta shared their successful rush skit with other chapters. At conferences in '84 AOIIs again will be able to spend time learning from each other.
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