Winter, 1981 Vol. LXII, No. 1
Kansas City, M O
r WHY PULLMAN?
Just a few brief comments . . . And be thinking about Convention. It
rs^ Several readers have wondered why SURVEY FINDINGS sounds like experiences we should not
[—i To Dragma is being prepared in the miss!
I am very pleased with the response
Pacific Northwest. In recent years, the on the Reader's Survey published in Toward Tomorrow
managing editor of To Dragma has the Fall 1980 To Dragma. Many Together
been part of a staff position on Central alumnae and actives have offered
Office staff, thus requiring the individual interesting topics for features, etc.,
to be located in Nashville. which will be followed-up in upcoming
Only four other national sororities issues. There is still time, do send in June in Kansas City
had their editors at headquarters so your comments and suggestions... at
Executive Board approved a request to any time.
seek an editor who would be interested WHO GETS TD?
in serving the fraternity — from her
own part of the country. I did get one question during the fall MEETING
7D's tie to C O and the Executive which is probably one many of you
Board is through Sue Lewis, CO ad-
ministrative director. In addition to have asked: Does every collegian ALPHA SIGMA CORPORATION
providing a broader base of resources
for managing editor, the shift also receive the publication at her college March 7, 10 a.m.
allows us to use staff personnel for address? 1680 Alder Street
other areas of fraternity affairs, without
increasing the actual number of staff According to Central Office, we mail Eugene, OR 97401
members. Thus, we have been able to the magazine to home (parents') ad-
develop the position of Chapter Ser-
vices Coordinator (CSC.) The new dresses while the young women are in For information contact:
position is designed to provide in- Ruth Ketchum Burns
creases support to the efforts of our school. This gives the parents an oppor- 2850 Miramonti Dr.
regional and national offices. Suzanne tunity to read about AOII from an inter- Eugene, OR 97405
Colgan, the new C S C , will be keeping national perspective. C O sends six
up with chapter functions and funnel copies to the chapters which, hopefully,
key information to regional personnel.
are shared among the members, Many '4.2 Waves Wanted
HEAR FROM ACTIVES parents read and then forward TD to
daughters, too. The Center for Research on World
Many sisters who completed the War n Women Naval Officers is looking
Reader's Survey said they felt apart When a member graduates and for the 776 women who assembled at
from the college life of today. They sends C O a new mailing address, she
have asked to "hear" a little about what
the young, active AOIIs are doing and will begin to receive the quarterly Smith College, Northhampton, Mass.,
thinking. magazine at her new address.
to begin training as women officers in
In this issue a number of collegians
have shared information on their A SPEEDY SPRING the Navy on Oct. 6, 1942.
housemothers. In upcoming issues
others will discuss their feelings on a The Spring and Summer To Two members of that group, Lt.
number of topics and issues confront- Dragmas will be underway soon. Do Dean Frazier Johnson and Lt (j.g.)
ing college women now. take a moment or two to think about Carol McConnell Wells, are focusing
what you might have which could be attention on their former classmates.
IN THIS ISSUE
used in either of the publications. The The pair hopes to obtain the address-
I heard from many, many collegians,
but the alumnae chapters were not so due date for material for the Spring es of as many members of Ihefirstmid-
prompt. Information for 7Dcan be sent
to me at any time. I would appreciate Issue is Feb. 1. Before April 1, TD shipman class as possible, and from
hearing about an event, etc., as it
needs items for the Summer Issue these addresses to schedule interviews
which traditionally carries a lot of rush or obtain replies to a questionnaire.
information. The Summer magazine The information will be kept confi-
will be available to those who attend dential and the anonymity of partici-
Convention this summer in Kansas pants will be preserved, the researchers
City, so it must be off the press more stressed.
than six weeks early.
Out of this research may come
A Happy New Year to everyone! answers to the question, "Does military
service have a beneficial or detrimental
effect on the lives of women?"
* 'S&/Aiti/i&> UL- OA/ o/c£ o&, oot* •> Anyone who was in the first class of
happens rather than too many months /Ac * women officer candidates or who
later. The collegians really were busy in knows a former WAVES officer is
the fall. One can become tired just • cen/uxieii: <Jri/.ee/&- trie, lame, cn- cc * urged to write or call: Dr. Dean F.
reading about all their accomplish- *S* camey <a*> irv a- ^len/AactAe- . . . irv a- *:* Johnson or Ms. Carol M. Wells, P.O.
ments and wondering how they find Box 3577, Northwestern State Univer-
time to maintain such good grades and sity, Natchitoches, La. 71457. AC
***************************do so many things for so many people.
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Wooffaallpphhaa oommiicrm pi
Winter 1981 Vol. LXII, NO I
Published since January, 1905 by IFeaDoDofei 4
ALPHA OMICRON PI International Headquarters Nearing Reality 7
FRATERNITY, Inc. Chapter of the Quarter 8
Pre-convention Tours Described 9
Founded at Barnard College, Meet '81 Convention Planners 13
January 2, 1897 Tours Available After Convention 16
Traditions' Importances Stressed 31
Founders AOM's House Directors
Jessie Wallace Hughan Chi Delta's Fresh New Look
Helen St. Clair Mullan
Stella George Stern Perry The Editor's Place 2
Elizabeth Heywood Wyman Profiles 14
The Founders were members of Alpha Collegiate Chapter Commentaries 21
Chapter at Barnard College of Columbia Alumnae Chapter Activity 30
University and all are deceased.
Alpha Omicron Pi Central Office
2401 Hillsboro Road, Suite 103
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Sue Wayenberg Hinz, AT
NW 1445 Kenny
Pullman, WA 99163
(509) 335-4527 - Office
Sue Edmunds Lewis, TA
2401 Hillsboro Rd., Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37212
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On the cover The design represents the newly-selected logo and theme for
Convention 1981, Kansas City. Joyce Hall, Delta Pi, has designed the
official logo for the June 25-29 conference.
Dream Future International Headquarters for Alpha Omicron Pi WM
To Become A Reality ForAOTT
By Ginger Banks Located in the Green Hills area, the avoid future rental expenses," Joan
Vice President/Operations native stone structure is in a very said.
accessible and desirable locale that is
"The future enters into us, in already zoned properly for AOIFs The dream of our Fraternity owning
order to transform itself in us, needs. its own Headquarters probably has
long before it happens." been held by many AOIIs for almost as
And AOII needs more space for the long as we have maintained a Central
The future is in us. professional staff, the myriad of Office.
Interesting thought, isn't it? activities conducted by Central Office
Often, we tend to think of the future personnel, and a display area for the The dream really began to take
as being tomorrow or next week or next fraternity's memorabilia. The Interna- shape, however, during the 1971
year — as if it is not really a part of us tional Headquarters will provide International Convention in Dallas. At
now. approximately twice the square that time, Council directed the appoint-
But we are wrong. All of us have footage that we maintain in our current ment of a committee to investigate the
been working on the future — whether rental space. securing of an International Headquar-
we realize it or not — for a long time. ters building and to report on the estab-
And, for AOII, especially, a very "Our professional staff will be better lishment of the Central Office
important part of that future is about to able to serve our members through the Acquisition Fund (COAF).
happen. much-improved facilities," said Joan
A long-held dream of many AOHs MacCallum, international president. Two years later, during the Miami
has been ownership of an International "And, needless to say, from an convention, COAF was established
Headquarters building. And, at long economics standpoint, it certainly will and initial contributions were made in
last, that dream is being transformed be to our advantage to be investing celebration of AOIIs 75th birthday.
into a satisfying and gratifying reality. AOII dollars in a good piece of property
Alpha Omicron Pi is in the process of rather than the money continually In 1975, Council took action during
purchasing a highly functional and going out in the form of rent." the Chicago convention to transform
attractive building in one of Nashville's the future by adopting a resolution
most distinguished neighborhoods. "The fraternity will be much better which consolidated the Executive
served by our being able to build equity Committee and Board of Directors,
in the International Headquarters and and called for the professionalization of
the fraternity's operations.
Following this resolution, the Execu- T
tive Board reviewed a comprehensive
Central Office site location study and IS1T0B Ml Mill m.H OKFICL -
determined Nashville — with its central
locale and hospitable atmosphere — " I ::i ON 4 DI5PL
would become the home of AOll's
International Headquarters. •• r
While the office space chosen (at MAIN FLOOR PLAN PTER SUPP - •f
2401 Hillsboro Rd.) initially was S DlSIHIilLJTlON
spacious and workable, increasing " -A
responsibilities for the fraternity's
professional staff and an ever-growing SI RAG <
membership soon underscored the
need for a more functional facility. i
Those factors, coupled with the BASEMENT PLAN
desire to find a good investment
property, spurred the Executive Board The international and regional tional Convention in Kansas City next
to direct the Headquarters Committee officers will continue working closely June — the tenth anniversary of
to locate a suitable structure. The together to help generate financial Council's preliminary steps toward a
exisistence and diligence of many AOI1 support throughout the fraternity's Headquarters.
workers — both professional and membership.
volunteer — and friends of the "The theme of AOll's 1981 Inter-
fraternity finally paid off when the "Since the International Headquart- national Convention is 'Toward
present property was found. ers will not only benefit all AOIIs, but it is Tomorrow Together,'" explained Joan
a structure in which all AOIIs can take a MacCallum. "That is a fitting slogan,
"There have been untold hours of great deal of pride, we fully expect to too, for this unified effort of collegians
dedication put into this effort by receive the support of our members," and alumnae to secure an International
Nashville alumnae and our administra- Joan said. Headquarters building for our frater-
tive director," said Joan MacCallum. nity."
"And their efforts now will be aug- Special recognition for contributors
mented by every other AOH." will be provided during AOIIs Interna-
In November, Joan sent a personal Society Membership Urged
letter to each collegiate and alumnae
chapter to announce the purchase of Collegiate chapters as well as col- "Meanwhile, please join us in
the International Headquarters and to legians are eligible for membership in membership in the Historical Society
ask for the financial support of all the Historical Society of Alpha Omicron so we can have funds to carry on this
AOIIs. Pi, Inc., just as AOII alumnae are. worthwhile project," she added.
"Several years ago, the Central The collection and preservation of Dues are $5 a biennium, payable to
Office Acquisition Fund started memorabilia of our fraternity is the the Historical Society of AOII, Inc., and
encouraging contributions toward the concern of all of us who have enjoyed mailed to Ruth Lee, 3455 Goddard
eventual purchase of an International in the past, or are now experiencing Road, Toledo, Ohio 43606.
Headquarters building,"Joan wrote. sisterhood in Alpha Omicron Pi,
explained Ruth Lee Leichtamer, /
"However, because there has been secretary/treasurer of the society.
no ongoing solicitation and the /
prospect of an actual purchase did not The historical society has used some
seem probable in the near future, the of its funds to bind volumes of To //
present fund balance is not adequate Dragma. Directors now are making
to finance the building which will meet plans to frame past convention pictures. ::, i: i v i • 111
our needs." Mr
"We are not yet ready to receive
"With the purchase of a Headquart- historical material from chapters and Kansas Cily, MO
ers building now materializing," Joan members, for we must be in our new
continued, "it is important that we AOII headquarters before we have
rejuvenate efforts to increase the space for it," Ruth added, "But we urge
balance in the International you to collect and preserve your
Headquarters Fund (formerly the material so it will be available when the
COAF)." request is made for it.
Joan's excitement about the project
reflects the sentiments of the Executive
Board and Regional Vice Presidents.
During the joint meeting of the two
groups in October, the 16 AOII leaders
toured the Headquarters and enthusi-
astically helped devise and launch the
Chapter of The Quarter
Theta Omega Chapter Honored
Theta Omegas pose during their successful Fall 1980 Rush Week. The surrounding community of
Flagstaff benefits, too, from the spark-
By Suzanne Colgan, Alpha Gamma A strong sense of campus loyalty ling enthusiasm and helpful nature of
Chapter Services Coordinator also exists and is a partner to Theta chapter members at Northern as they
Omega's commitment and loyalty to work with the Special Olympics pro-
"It is indeed a pleasure to be AOll. They are proud of their school gram. The participation in this program
associated with them, but and proud to be AOIIs. Their school reaches beyond the local level as our
most of all an honor to pride encourages their involvement on sister, Stacie Baptist, rush chairman, is
know them as sisters!" campus. AOll is indeed very well a member of the State Board of
represented through the many and Directors for Arizona Special Olympics.
"One could go on and on varied campus activities such as
about this chapter... suffice Jennifer Macey as the Student Liason The Panhellenic Outstanding Pledge
it to say Theta Omega re- to the Board of Regents. and Initiate was an AOll. Additional
flects credit upon AOll and honors for AOll members include
makes it proud to claim the Our AOll sisters at Northern Arizona members in Who's Who and on the
chapter. Theta Omega is are active in Associated Women Dean's List.
among our best." Students and Mortar Board. Several
members are also involved in SPURS The list of activities is only a portion
Such high praise from the Regional and other service honoraries. Theta of what brings Theta Omega this
Director and Traveling Consultant Omega members are also members of recognition. Internally, members
merits distinction for Theta Omega as a variety of professional societies actively seek ways to develop and
Chapter of the Quarter. including the American Society of improve their programming to provide
Interior Designers (ASID), Public Rela- interest and opportunities for each
Located at Northern Arizona Univer- tions Student Society of America member and pledge. Chapter programs
sity, Flagstaff, AZ, Theta Omega has (PRSSA), The Society of Professional are balanced and earn Theta Omega
received similar praises throughout its Journalists SDX, and the National its reputation for being well-rounded
17 year history, but what earns them Academy of Television Arts and and sensitive to the needs of its
recognition now is their unquenchable Sciences. In addition, the first female members.
spirit and desire to make the "best programming director for KNAU Radio
better." Station is Kathy Maffeo, an AOll. Chapter officers are respected and
work well together to lead the chapter
Pledging quota during a most Theta Omega also participates in in obtaining the goals they have set for
successful rush, Theta Omega's Panhellenic: Kathy Blair, the Panhellenic themselves.
membership exceeds the campus President this year, is an AOll. They are
Total. AON is one of four NPC sororities winners too, recently placing first in In addition to Theta Omega's many
on the NA(J campus where a residence spirit, first in fund-raising, first in one of other activities and accomplishments,
hall houses the four groups. The Pan- the games and first overall in the Sigma they are also sponsoring a jog-a-thon,
hellenic spirit is excellent as the sorority Chi Derby Days. with half the proceeds going to the
women interact, support and participate Northern Arizona University track and
well with one another. field department and half going to the
new AOll Headquarters. This is just
another example of their balanced at-
tention to local and international
support of the community and frater-
Theta Omega is truly one of our best.
The chapter is a warm and vibrant
group of young women. Its real spirit is
the sisterhood the coeds exemplify. Its
strength is in the way the women live up
to our Ritual in daily life and the way
they let their light shine to the college,
community and within AOll.
Shining through is their dedication
and pride in their membership and, in
turn, we are certainly proud to claim
We salute Theta Omega for their
accomplishments and for representing
AOll so well. We wish them continued
success in making the "best better."
Tours Planned For Convention Goers
5:30 p.m. and the show will last until 11
This year three tours have been Presidential Library and drive past the p.m.
scheduled prior to the official beginning Truman Home where Mrs. Truman still
of the 1981 Convention. resides. Tour Three: Shop at the Plaza
Those wishing to participate in the Also see other sites of Kansas City, On Thursday morning, take a
pre-convention tours can check into including the Kansas City Royals and morning four-hour tour of Kansas City
the Muehlebach Hotel (at AOII Conven- Chiefs side-by-side baseball and and go shopping on the Country Club
tion rates) and register on Wednesday, football stadiums and visit the site of Plaza.
June 24, and take two tours of the the 1933 Union Station Massacre.
Greater Kansas City area or spend an This tour also will visit Crown Center,
evening at one of Kansas City's famous Cost of the tour is $18 per person, the Westport area, Union Station, and
dinner theatres. which includes lunch. Buses will depart other sites (as in Tour One). At the
for the tour from the Muehlebach at 3 Plaza have lunch at one of the many
Tour One: Visit Kansas p.m. and return at 8 p.m. different restaurants and view its many
fountains and statues.
On Wednesday afternoon, take a Tour Two: Two for the SeeSaw
five-hour tour and visit the many facets After lunch, participants will have a
of Kansas City. On Wednesday night, spend an choice to stay on the Plaza and shop or
evening at the Waldo-Astoria dinner visit the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery and
Visit Crown Center and its famous theatre and see the play, "Two for the Museum. Before returning to the
60-foot rock graden and waterfall. SeeSaw." Muehlebach Hotel, the tour will go into
Then stop in at the Westport area and the Mission Hills section and tour the
relive the old Santa Fe trail days as it One of two famous theatre restau- area.
was in the early 1800's. rants in Kansas City, Waldo-Astoria as a
theatre has been called " . . . one of the Cost of Tour Three is $8 per person,
Next, travel through the Country most successful, artistically and finan- not including lunch. An additional cost
Club Plaza, the oldest and most elegant cially, in the country," by the Wall of $1.50 per person will be added for
shopping center with its fountains and Street Journal and applauded by other those visiting the Nelson Art Gallery.
statues. Following that, tour the famous national publications. Buses will depart from the Muehlebach
Mission Hills area of Kansas City and Hotel at 9:30 a.m. and return at 1:30
see its many estates and mansions. "Two for the SeeSaw" is a bittersweet p.m.
but warmly humorous romantic en-
For lunch, eat at Stephenson's counter between a Bronx girl and a Those wishing to take part in the
Apple Farm restaurant, one of the lonesome lawyer. Cost of the tour is pre-convention tours must fill out and
more famous Kansas City eating $22.50 per person, which includes a return the tour reservation form in this
places. Then tour the Harry S. Truman drink, dinner and the play. Buses will issue by June 5.
depart from the Muehleback Hotel at
A popular place to shop orjust spend an evening is Westport Square which still retains the flavor of the 1930's when it was the shopping place for the
Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails.
International Convention Chairmen Mary Jane Ogle, left, and Geniece Tyler.
Meet Our '81 Convention Planners
With the 1981 National Convention Keith, 4. Both are avid Kansas City corporate law with the firm of Linde,
only months away, Kansas City Chiefs football fans and active in their Thomson, Fairchild, Langworthy and
convention chairmen are gearing up church. Mary Jane is also active in the Kohn. When she has spare time, she
for final preparations and last-minute Parents-Teachers Association (PTA). loves to go skiing or work on
Geniece, Delta Pi, graduated from
At the helm are International Con- CMSU in 1969 and in college served as Candy, Delta Pi, graduated in 1978
vention Chairmen Mary Jane Ogle and president of her pledge class and with a degree in interior design and
Local Chairman Geniece Tyler. chapter. As an alumna, she has served currently is studying drafting and
as vice president and president. design with plans to become an interior
Mary Jane graduated from Central architect. Her other time is filled up with
Missouri State University in Warrens- Geniece and her husband, David, teaching aerobics, working at Royals
burg, Mo., and is a charter member of live in Grandview, Mo. Involved in stadium during baseball season and
Delta Pi there. During her college years church activities, Geniece is youth doing freelance art.
she served as president of Delta Pi. In choir director. They have two children:
1976 she was named one of the Chad, 8 and Jaret, 4. David teaches at a Handling registration are co-chair-
Outstanding Young Women of nearby high school. men Dorothy Gregory and Eleanor
America. In the Kansas City Alumnae Oyer.
chapter, she has served as treasurer Reservations Co-chairmen for the
and vice president as was president of 1981 Convention are Jane Hart and Dorothy, a charter member of Delta
the Delta Pi Corporation Board. Candy Wheeler. Pi, has served as chairman for several
committees as an alumna and has
Mary Jane and her husband Edward Jane is a recent graduate from the been treasurer, panhellenic represent-
live in Gladstone, Mo. and have three University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Zeta ative, vice president and president of
children: Tommy, 12, Danny, 7, and chapter), where she received her law
degree. Jane is now working in (continued on page 28)
1 One of the most fascinating aspects of this actual
community is its arts and crafts — handed down from
• generation to generation. Visit Silver Dollar City's many
shops and stores, visit the Wilderness Church and don't
Silver Dollar City's Wilderness Church miss the live entertainment and shows.
An Ozark's Experience That evening, attend a performance of the "Shepherd of
In Store For Visitors the Hills" play, based on Howard Bell Wright's book on the
Branson, Mo. area. Relive the characters on the Ozarks as
Following Convention, take a trip through the Ozarks on Howard Bell Wright wrote about them around the turn of
the Post-Convention Trip June 29-July 1 to Eureka Springs, the century. Then stay at the Holiday Inn in Branson.
Ark. and Branson, Mo. Spend three days and two nights
visiting the unique and breathtaking areas of the most On day three of the trip, July 1, take in the sites of the
natural resort area in the Midwest. Shepherd of the Hills Farm — visit "Inspiration Point," "Old
Matt's Cabin" and see the landmarks that make up the
Begin the Ozarks tour following Convention at 8 a.m. on Shepherd of the Hills Country. And don't forgetthe Branson
June 29, and travel to Eureka Springs, Ark. There will be antique stores and boutiques, including the Eubank Doll
time to get acquainted with this little town, dubbed the House.
"Little Switzerland of America," with its Victorian homes
and beautiful springs. That afternoon buses will return to Kansas City to the
Muehlebach Hotel for participants who wish to stay over
That evening attend the famous "Passion Play," staged in one more night (at AOII Convention rates) and then go on
a 4,400-seat amphitheatre in the Ozark Hills. The Passion to the Kansas City International Airport for those leaving on
Play, a portrayal of the Biblical account of the last days of an evening flight.
Jesus of Nazareth, is set in a stage of natural scenery with
exact replicas of the street of Jerusalem. Cost of the Post-Convention Trip to the Ozarks is $165 for
double occupancy and $185 for single occupancy.
That night, stay at the Eureka Inn, a beautiful replica of
the 1890's era. This price includes transportation by Jefferson Lines, the
services of a professional driver and Blue Ribbon Tour
On Tuesday, June 30, journey to Branson, Mo., home of Guide, hotel accommodations, entrance fees, tickets, sight-
the Table Rock Lake, Silver Dollar City and Shepherd of the seeing tours, and all meals, with the exception of lunch at
Hills. Silver Dollar City.
Visit Table Rock Lake and engulf yourself in its serene Those wishing to participate in the Post-Convention Trip
and natural beauty. Then go back into time to the must complete and return the tour reservation form (in
homespun, colonial era still preserved in Silver Dollar City. this issue) by May 8.
Artists are abundant throughout the trip.
S'Uver Dollar City Scene Muehlebach
KANSAS CITY TOURS
One of the most elegant convention
TOUR 1 • Wednesday, June 24, 1981 (3:00 p.m. • 8:00 p.m.) centers in Kansas City is the Radisson
Five HourTour of the Greater Kansas City Area, including Truman Library Muehlebach Hotel, located in the
and dinner at Stephenson's Apple Farm and Restaurant middle of Kansas City's downtown area
and home of AON Convention 1981.
Cost: 518.00 per person
TOUR 2 • Wednesday, June 24, 1981 (5:30 p.m. -11*00 p.m.) Built in the early 1910's, the hotel
Dinner/Theatre Evening, the play will be "Two for the SeeSaw" has held numerous VPS during its
history and was the home-away-from
Cost: 522.50 per person home for President Harry Truman
TOUR 3 • Thursday, June 25, 1981 ( 9 3 0 a.m. • 1:30 p.m.) during his term in office.
Four Hour Tour of the Kansas City Area, including 2 hours on the Country
Club Plaza where you may lunch on your own, shop and/or visit the In the Penthouse Suite, President
Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery ^ 1.50 entrance fee) Truman learned of his election as vice-
president of the United States, signed
Cost: 58.00 per person the first act of the Truman Doctrine,
POST-CONVENTION TRIP • Monday, June 29, 1981 at 8:00 a.m. the and learned of his victory for the presi-
group will leave Kansas City by motorcoach and travel to Table Rock Lake dency over Governor Thomas Dewey.
for a 3 day Ozark Vacation.
In 1974, the Muehlebach was com-
Cost: 5165 per person pletely refinished back to its original
double occupancy elegance with restored marble, mahog-
5185 per person any pillars and mirrors — just in time to
single occupancy hold the Republican National Conven-
tion in 1976.
Play at Shepherd of the Hills
10 Today the 750-room Radisson
Muehlebach Hotel is a unique conven-
tion center, complete with five ball-
rooms, including the largest in the
Kansas City area, 27 meeting rooms
and a rooftop swimming pool.
I wish to make reservations for the pre-convention tours:
Tour One How many?
Tour Two How many?
Tour Three How many?
1 wish to make reservations for the post-convention trip:
Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Telephone Mo Amount Enclosed.
Deadlines for the pre-convention and post-convention tours is June 5 for
the Pre-Convention tours and May 8 for the Post-Convention trip.
Mail your reservation form and check to:
Blue Ribbon Tours
Suite 800, Bryant Building
Kansas City, Mo. 64106
I wish to stay at the Muehlebach Hotel upon my return from the Post-
Convention tour on Wednesday, July 1.
ALPHA OMICRON P I CONVENTION REGISTRATION
Radisson Muehlebach Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri
June 25 - 29, 1981
(1) Please complete a l l p a r t s o f t h i s form, i n c l u d i n g Remittance Form on r e v e r s e s i d e .
Type or p r i n t c l e a r l y .
(2) Enclose cheek f o r the amount i n d i c a t e d on the Remittance Form.
(3) Mail completed form and check to:. Alpha Omicron P i C e n t r a l O f f i c e , 2401 H i l l s b o r o
Road, S u i t e 103, N a s h v i l l e , Tennessee 37212.
(4) R e g i s t r a t i o n f e e i s $55. i f p a i d by May 1. Late r e g i s t r a t i o n s r e c e i v e d after, May.1
are $70. The d e a d l i n e f o r guaranteed r e g i s t r a t i o n and h o t e l rooms i s May 15. Should
a c a n c e l l a t i o n be n e c e s s a r y , R e g i s t r a t i o n Fee i s refundable only up t o June 15, and
room and board fees a r e refundable up to June 22.
Name i n f u l l (First) (Maiden) (Husband's)
(Last) State_ Tel. #
Current Address • Zip
I f address w i l l change p r i o r to Convention, please so note: Date o f Change
Check a l l that apply to you:
Official Delegate — Position held
Corporation President (Include Chapter Represented)
Non-Delegate — Are you w i l l i n g to serve a s a Page, Timekeeper, etc.?
Alumna Your AOII Region
Collegian Chapter of I n i t i a t i o n and Date
(PLEASE COMPLETE REMITTANCE FORM ON BACK OF THIS FORM)
PART I I
Name i n f u l l
(Last)" (First) (Maiden) (Husband's)
In case of emergency, c o n t a c t _ __; Tel. #
Check a l l that apply to you:
' O f f i c i a l Delegate — Position held ,
Corporation President (Include Chapter Represented)
Alumna (School and Location of Chapter Represented)
Collegian Number o f Conventions p r e v i o u s l y attended
PART I I I
Name i n f u l l
(Last) (First) (Maiden) (Husband's)
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A new regional director for Region II Sandra Sklenar opportunity to be a part of the larger
is Sandra Sklenar. Bonnie lipton picture of AOII."
She pledged Nu lota at Northern Bonnie Lipton is the new regional
Illinois University and was graduated in director for Region I. She pledged
1958 with a bachelor's degree in Sigma Rho at Slippery Rock State
education. During her first year she was College in the spring of 1973. While in
named "Best Pledge" in her class. the chapter she was corresponding
secretary, parliamentarian, chapter
Sandra has been president of the relations chairman, and reporter to To
Chicago-Beverly Hills Alumnae Chapter Dragma.
and vice president of the Minneapolis-
St. Paul Alumnae Chapter. She has Following her graduation in 1976,
been active in all phases of alumnae she served for two years as corporation
work. president of Sigma Rho Corporation.
Later Bonnie was chapter adviser for
Her husband, Fred, is a children's Sigma Rho for one year and later rush
clothing salesman and they have three adviser for a year.
Currently she is a program director
Sandra has been director of a local at the Crawford County Rehabilitation
nursery school for the last five years. Workshop in Meadville, Pa. Bonnie also
Previously she had taught in an elemen- coaches a semi-pro women's volley-
tary school. ball team at the local YMCA. She, too,
officiates high school volleyball and
The regional director is a member of men's summer Softball.
the Curriculum Advisory Council of St.
Louis Park, Minn. She is active in her Bonnie is a member of the local
church as a teacher and youth adviser. Mental Health Association, the Associa-
Nancy, too, participates in scouting tion for Retarded Citizens (past state
and sports events with her family. youth vice-president), and was the
1980 Community Ambassador to
"I a m very excited to be a regional Mexico.
director for Region I," she reported.
"This position gives me a great
Traditions Important to the Spirit of Fraternity
EDITOR'S NOTE: TO DRAGMA is for learning and the pursuit of excel- erated society the need may well be for
privileged to present another in the lence; the cultivation of friendships; the the preservation of continuities . . . Re-
regular series of articles by members concern for campus and community; petitive behavior, whatever else its
of the Rituals, Traditions, and Jewelry the striving to aid the less fortunate and function, helps give meaning to non-
Committee. This article on Traditions the enthusiasm for understanding life repetitive events."
has been written by Edith Huntington with its joys and sorrows.
Anderson, Beta Phi, Past International The value in keeping traditions
President Edith is currently serving The practice of these traditions comes from revitalized emotions and
as a member of the Committee and as comes from the precepts in rituals. For attitudes expressed from the beginning.
International Historian. more than three quarters of a century, Time may change the pattern of
we in Alpha Omicron Pi have come to practice. Details of the program or
Tradition, according to Webster, is understand what sociologists mean keeping the event may change, but, in
the handing down of beliefs, legends when they write, "Whole societies what- general, the spirit of carrying out the
and customs from generation to gen- ever their size and degree of complexity tradition is important.
eration, orally of by practice. Many of need controls to insure the maintenance
the practices in Alpha Omicron Pi stem of equilibrium and controls come in The oldest and most loved tradition
from tradition. There is the high regard several forms. One is ritual." In Future in Alpha Omicron Pi is the marking of
Shock Alvin Toffler said, "In an accel- Founders' Day annually by both col-,
legians and alumnae at which the four
Sisters Aid Development Fund Founders are remembered. For the
first fifteen years of the fraternity's
Dear sisters in AOII, Our recent solicitation mailing is existence its birthday was celebrated
on January second. This date, the
I am most grateful for having drawing a wonderful response, but actual date of the founding, became
experienced the association with if you have not yet sent your annual increasingly unsatisfactory because
AOII. It has enriched my life — gift, won't you please do so today? collegiate chapters had not returned
from Christmas vacation. This subject
improved my attitude with others Printed below is a convenient was discussed in the 1912 Convention.
The vote to celebrate Founders' Day
and made me more secure as a Qft Form you mayfillout, detach, on Dec. 8 was carried.
person. I've lived over sixty years and mail with your check. It was a happy circumstance that this
of many human relation experi- was also Stella Perry's birthday. The
ences since that — and have And remember, your contribu- Founders were quick to caution that it
remembered. May your develop- tions — both large and small — was not the founders who should be
ment fund endeavors prosper. enable us to: honored by the Celebration of the
founding, but that it was an occasion to
Helen Whiting Johnson • expand services to members take a measurement to see how close
• reactivate closed chapters we had come in actively engaging our-
selves in performing the tasks we had
(Jpsilon • establish new alumnae and set ourselves when we became
members; to transmit in accuracy and
We gratefully acknowledge the collegiate chapters in spirit the basic principles of Alpha
loyal alumnae who are supporting • foster program and leadership Omicron Pi.
the important work of Alpha
development A Committee on Fraternity Traditions
(now the Rituals, Traditions and Jewelry
Omicron Pi through their generous Yes, YOCJ make our future bright Committee) was established at the
1921 Convention. Its members were
contributions to our DEVELOP- Thank you for your continuing Stella Perry, Lillian McCausland and
Laura Hurd and they were elected for
MENT FOND! support! life. Stella was chosen chairman and
remained in that position the rest of her
IF YOU'VE NOT YET CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT FUND USE life. "The function of this committee is
THE CONVENIENT CUP-AND-MAIL COUPON B E L O W . . . to serve as adviser and expositor in
fraternity tradition, that they may be
• YES1 You can count on me. Please accept and put to good use my heart-felt contribution to c those who can transmit in accuracy
DEVELOPMENT FUND: and in spirit the basic principals of
Alpha Omicron Pi."
( )$100 ( )*50 ( >*25 ( )*15 ( )* Other.
The February, 1922 issue of To
Your name -State . .Zip. Dragma reports an across-the-nation
City (continued on page 30) .
(Please make your check payable to AOll Development Fund.)
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Oi 1 Alumnae Achieve Wide Recognition in Careers
Just a few months after the Jones-
Rosalie Barber, Sigma Omicron '57, age 4. 1 made my older brother teach boro facility opened, she helped one in
has been selected as one of the 100 me after school at home." nearby Blytheville get underway. There
women for inclusion in Horizons—100 is already a waiting list of students at
When she graduated from high one and the other is nearly at full enroll-
S3 Arkansas Women of Achievement school, she started working for a bank. ment.
The book was made possible by "I went as high as I could" by the time
grants from the National Endowment she was 19 — to the position of sec- Rosalie feels that she compelled to
for the Humanities through the Ar- retary for a high-level official. "They return to teaching children, despite a
kansas Humanities Program and from weren't hiring women at that time for lack of training in early childhood
the Arkansas Coordinating Committee vice presidents so I got out." teaching, because "it's difficult to mold
for International Women's Year. lives" once the child is past the early
Rosalie worked her way through years. She wants to be certain that no
Women who have achieved unusual college to earn a physical education matter what happens, the children who
degrees of success in the traditional degree. She landed a job as ASCI in- go through the Montessori system will
roles of homemaking as well as those structor before becoming director of be able to handle the ups and downs of
who are accomplished in more non- intramural sports for men and women. life.
traditional professions such as law, She still holds the title.
medicine, finance and politics are inter- The goals of the schools, and her
viewed in the book. Motherhood rather than career led goals, she says, are to give the children
her into her role as administrator for a joy for all learning and help them
Rosalie believes children benefit, the Montessori schools. "I'd had develop an inner discipline. Toward
too, from the careers of their mothers. numerous babysitters. I knew the this end, certified teachers instruct the
children needed more." children in a foreign language, phonics,
"The good thing I see is that fathers geography, mathematics and English.
are assuming more of the role in rearing So she became interested in a day
children and I think that's great." care system that was supposed to offer Rosalie enjoys being around children,
more and managed an early childhood she says, and especially loves watching
Rosalie has established two Montes- learning center for two years. Then she them accelerate at their own rates. "It's
sori schools, worked a full-time job at decided that system wasn't working. beautiful to watch them grow in this
Arkansas State University for 10 years environment."
and participated in numerous organiza- She decided to buy an old, stately
tions. house in her home town and start She had to struggle to overcome
teaching the Montessori method to what she calls some common fallacies
She acknowledges that her strong children ages 2V£ to 6. held by people in the area. Many believe
will and determination have had a lotto the Montessori method allows a child
do with her success in juggling her "In May of 19781 didn't know I'd open to be undisciplined, she notes. "The
roles as mother, wife and career this school in August. All of a sudden reverse is true. As they develop inner
woman. things started falling in place . . . It's discipline, they are given more
amazing to me to see that it's all hap- freedom."
Rosalie has always longed to achieve. pened."
"I remember I wanted to start school at It's not difficult to draw the best out of
children, she says. "I believe you get
what you give out."
Although the Montessori facility now
includes day care and preschool
teaching, Barber isn't ready to stop
there. She's planning to add a grade at
a time until children can study through
sixth grade at the school. Barber
believes in being of service not only to
the children, but to everyone. "That's
my greatest pleasure."
Rosalie Barber and School Friends Editor's note: Rosalie has been
actively involved in our Fraternity in
addition to her many professional
and civic accomplishments. She has
sewed AOII in many capacities,
among them Regional Vice Pres-
ident; Executive Committee; Chair-
man of Rituals, Traditions, & Jewelry
Committee; and Chairman of the
International Nominations Commit-
Ranger Finds Her Home in the Wilderness
One AOII has spent her after-college and keeps records of the wildlife in the But Anne said she is always excited
years at work — but at home — in the area. to get back to the job again. Recently
wilderness. she and another ranger organized the
Anne usually must backpack 15 first wilderness ranger training school.
Anne Cannon, a 1967 graduate of miles from the road head to where her
Penn State and Epsilon Alpha chapter, base camp is located. And her base- The AOII had been recognized by
is a wilderness ranger on the Lander camp is not a lovely forest cabin hide- her peers for a job well done.
District of the Shoshone National away. Basecamp for Anne consists of a
Forest (Wyoming). tent, a Coleman stove and what she Last spring she was awarded a
brings to enterain herself for ten days. performance award and a $250 cash
She was the first woman forest bonus for "sustained superior perfor-
ranger in the district and is in her fifth During any one day on duty Anne mance as wilderness ranger on the
year with the forest service. may hike anywhere from three to 20 Lander District."
"I really enjoy my job out in the back She is a member of the Fremont
country," she said. "I think I am more at •PIP County Search and Rescue - mountain-
home there than sitting around in a eering division. She serves on the
city." Fa Mayor's Advisory Council and is vice
president of both the Lander Parks and
As a wilderness ranger, Anne spends V Recreation Board and the Lander
ten out of every 14 days back in the Parks and Recreation Commission.
wilderness with nothing but the forest Anne Cannon, EA
for company. After her ten days on Anne plays golf in the summer when
duty, she returns to Lander (Wyo) for a "I really enjoy being in the mountains her schedule permits. In June she won
four-day vacation and then she heads and meeting people," she added. the Ladies Flight on the Lander Open
once again to the mountains for "Sometimes, however, I see people and during the fall received the "most
another ten-day stint. really miserable because they don't improved golfer" award.
know how to conduct themselves in
While in the back country Anne's the wilderness. "I really get a kick out of During her Penn State days, she was
work includes meeting and educating the people who are getting back to president of Epsilon Alpha chapter.
the public about low impact camping, nature and when they get here, aren't Her mother, Betty Leed Cannon, also
managing the resources, checking comfortable," she added. "Some don't was an EA, class of 1938.
permits and many other things. She even like the birds singing or the loud
also works at keeping the trails in repair river flowing by. Grateful to Chapter
Press Honors Earned "They just can't handle it being away Lori Patterson, an alumna of
from it all," Anne said. Gamma Omicron chapter is now
Holly Gooding Miller, Beta Phi, 1964, working as a writer for an international
received top national honors at the During the winter months, she plays. magazine in New York called Non-
awards banquet of the National Federa- In November she and friends left for Foods Merchandising. Lori recently
tion of Press Women, meeting in Des New Zealand for a combination had a Florida writing assignment, so
Moines last summer. mountaineering, fishing, treking trip she contacted several sisters at AOII to
with some coastal relaxation. They also help her out. She had Cathy Gray,
Holly is managing editor of the spent two days in Tahiti enroute. Gamma Omicron, take pictures for
Anderson (Indiana) Herald. She was her, and modeling in the pictures were
the winner of three writing citations: AOll's Jacquie Smith and Leslie Hayes,
Her interview with humorist Art both of Gamma Omicron. Lori wrote
Buchwald which was published in The the following in a letter to the chapter
Writer's Yearbook in 1979 won first concerning the photographs which
place; she received a second-place were published in the November issue
award for an interview with comedian of the magazine:
George Bums which appeared in The
Saturday Evening Post; another 'This is truly a family effort.
second-place honor was given her for Sisterhood doesn't end when
an article on Oral Roberts University, you graduate, sisterhood
also published in The Saturday grows. And when you read
Evening Post. the story, and gape over the
great shots, and notice how
She has just published her first book, stunning the models are, you
The Powerlift. Impact Books, Nash- too, will feel the same. I hope
ville, Tenn. is the publisher. soon that I get another story
in Florida. Another plug for
Holly also teaches creative writing at our family would be just
Indiana University and Purdue Univer- terrificHHr
A A House Dire
Beta Phi's Christopher Story A very warm welcome to W S U!
And a few observations I've noted for you.
By Carolyn Cochran, Beta Phi
You'll find that no two of your girls are the same.
Beta Phi chapter at Indiana University And that "Keeping Your Cool" is the name of the game.
considers itself doubly blessed when it
comes to housepeople. These blessings They giggle, they scream, they seem bent only on fun.
are one, an excellent housemother in But, should you really need help, they'll come on the run.
Mrs. Ruth Young, and two, Christopher
Story, a senior journalism major, who They're generous, friendly, imaginative, and crazy
is out to change the meaning of the But, when things have to be done, they're not a bit lazy.
They tackle all tasks with gusto and vim
"I hope that, in the future, the house- And do them so fast that it makes your head spin.
man will care about the girls as much
as I do," Chris said. "I'd be sorry to see The food that you served, that some girls have requested
someone take my place and not really Is the very same food that some others detested.
show concern for them. I hope he
doesn't just view this as a job but a At meal times they diet and eat only salad
responsibility for everyone who lives but eating at night they consider quite valid.
and works here."
could tap for advice, or just sympathet- say something to her, and maybe just
"I think a houseman should have to ically listen if that's what they needed. get a little smile, this, to me, is a better
do more than his chores' to really be of Suprisingly, at times, it has been the way to serve the house than just
value." is Chris's definition of the job. reverse. That's the most gratifying thing mopping the floors."
in the whole job to me." As a friend,
And Chris does do a lot more than well, Chris tells it best himself. And as an AOII supporter, Chris
just his "chores." He serves as a big excels. He purchased a bright red
brother, confident, friend, and AOII "One of the most rewarding aspects jacket and had "AOII Houseman" put
supporter as well. As any big brother of this job is having an opportunity to on it in white. He wears this coat as
would, Chris offers chauffeur service to make one or more of the girls in the proudly as any sister wears her letters
any sister at any time, day or night, if house feel good about herself," he on campus. "At times, I find myself in a
she's in trouble or in need of a ride. said. Let me explain. If I see a girl that public relations position for the sorority,"
looks depressed, and 1 can somehow
One of Chris' main concerns is that (continued on page 20)
the girls never ride with someone who
has been drinking, and especially that Special Women and Men Play Impo
they don't drive themselves in that
situation. He set a goal to become No matter what the title - house have taken on more of a role of
more like a friend to the chapter, instead director, housemother, "Mom" or educator.
of just a workman who happens to live "Mrs. Jones," — these women are
here. playing an important part in AOII life "These women must have skills in
today. menu planning, ordering food and
"Without a doubt, I feel I've accom- supplies, budgeting, as well as super-
plished that goal for many of the girls. I More than one-half of the AOII colle- vising other employees and keeping
wanted to give them someone they gians across the United States and aware of safety and sanitation regula-
Canada live in chapter houses of tions," Ms. Jordahl said. "They have an
16 various sizes and styles. And in each is amazing amount to do and still be
this individual who is such an available to teach the social graces,
important part of the young women's etc., that young women should be
lives. familiar with."
Housemothers have been part of House directors are extending them-
college's and university's efforts to selves beyond the front doors — and
provide "local parents" forthose attend- the young women seem to be very
ing. Since many schools no longer impressed.
emphasize their "parental" role, house-
mothers, too, have taken a look at their Many chapters report that their
jobs. house directors are involved in the
community. They are taking classes
Nancy Jordahl, director or sororities and are attending the wide variety of
and fraternities at Washington State events being offered on campus.
University, said that house directors
They are showing AOIIs that an indi-
or's Welcome •
In the wee morning hours they consume peanut butter &0
But they never do think to clean up all that clutter.
The glasses are dirty, the jelly is spilled, Fall Pledge Mary Leuders and Mom Long
The waste baskets, with old pizza boxes, are filled.
And those awful tea bags, so slimey and wet,
They look like somebody's poor, damp little pet.
They ignore the phone ringing, they don't answer the door,
And against using good English, they're waging a war.
You just have to be flexible, adaptible, fair,
Don't let all these happenings get into your hair.
For. . . little notes, little gifts, little hugs, and much love
Surely more than make up for all the above.
And the gaity, the joyousness, the laughter, the smiles
Make being a House Mother more than worthwhile!
By Cathy Gray, Gamma Omicron with at AOH. With a successful fall rush dynamite! I wish she was our house-
of 42 new pledges, Mom Long has mother!" Mom Long also took part in
There is something new at the quite a handful. However, she has lots recent homecoming activities, such as
University of Florida AOII Chapter —it's of experience, having raised five of her a hayride with the Phi Delts.
outrageous,! it's phenomenal,! and it's own!
LONG! Everyone at Gamma Omi-cron As for Mom Long's future agenda,
Chapter is ecstatic about their new As a housemother, Mom Long has she has already planned to have all the
addition — what 1 mean is, they are already become actively involved with other sorority housemothers over for a
excited about their new housemother! chapter activities. Just last week she at- tea. Mrs. Long is a true inspiration to
tended the happy hour that AOH had ACf.
Florence Long, born and reared in with Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. One
Kentucky, is as vivacious and fun- Pike member was heard saying, "She's "I'm glad I have the support of the
loving as the 120 girls she now lives whole house. I try to meet the needs of
each girl, because each one has
nt Roles in Alpha Omicron Pi Life special needs." Mom added, "It's just
like a family here, and I'm amazed that
vidua) can be effective in a number of can be given many different titles and all 120 of them are so attractive, not a
things. responsibilities. They come to us at bad one in the bunch!"
every age, every background and for
Many universities are offering courses many reasons. AOII
for house directors to improve their
skills in meal planning. Others offer But to chapter members, chapter Louise Gardner
monthly get-togethers to share informa- advisers and corporation leaders these (continued on page 18)
tion and concerns with sorority house individuals are a critically-important
directors. link to the local chapter. They must be
hired as professionals and then treated
"No one is underestimating the as such.
importance of house directors," Ms.
Jordahl added. "To be effective they Chapter needs vary from campus to
need training in crisis intervention, first campus but the selection process for
aid, and how to address such things as picking the adult(s) who will be sharing
emotional distress and such topics as their lives and experiences with AOlls is
alcoholism and drug abuse." important.
House directors, too, can provide the Our thanks and gratitude to those
consistency a house needs to remain who are sharing themselves with AOI1.
strong. "They are professionals, not
individuals just biding their time," the (Editor's Note: A number of
sorority adviser said. "They are con- members took time to write about
cerned about their importance, too." their house directors. To Dragma
would like to share parts of their
House directors . . . housemothers comments.)
(continued from page 17) In her free time, Doris enjoys several Before she started her "new" career,
pastimes such as swimming, yoga, she operated her very own
By Cyndie Graves, (Jpsilon Alpha church-related activities and involve- employment agency for eleven years.
(Jpsilon Alpha's house mother, Mrs. ment in the women's movement for When she sold her business, she never
equal rights. One hobby that she takes dreamed of becoming a housemother.
Louise Gardner, comes to the Tucson special interest in is weaving. Doris has
chapter from Colorado. It is her first been weaving for 26 years and weaves Mrs. Griffith does devote herself and
year as house mom and she does her own yardages, household linens, her time to us, but she also leads a life
more everyday. and other decorative items. She is now of her own. She spends a good quantity
enrolled in a spinning class, too. of her time teaching piano lessons to
Her formal duties include being children. Among her students, I'm
hostess for house functions (such as When asked what other things she sure, are her four grandchildren with
Parent's Day, panhellenic dinners), enjoys doing as a pastime she replied, whom she keeps very busy. She is able
ordering food and household supplies, "Getting to know each girl at AOII in- to see her children and grandchildren
supervising the maid, cook, hashers, dividually and just appreciating college often since they live close to the college
and gardener and serving as head at men and women at Iowa State campus. Mrs. Griffith's summers are
dinner. University." happily occupied by spending time
with her eighty-year-old mother who
Mrs. Gardner has captured (Jpsilon By Susan Hoover, Lambda Sigma spends her summers in Athens.
Alpha's spirit of AOIIs always helping Last spring a much needed addition
each other by helping us. She has As a housemother, Mrs. Griffith
helped by always leaving her door open entered the Alpha Omicron Pi house at beats all of the others by a mile. She is
to us if we ever have a problem with the the University of Georgia. This new energetic and always wears a smile.
house or just need to talk, by washing addition consisted of a small lady with a The care she has for us is very
the tableclothes after Monday night heart twice her size. authentic and very special. Mrs. Griffith
dinner (saves us on laundry bills!), and always puts our needs and wants
when the pledge presents came about, Who is this lady? Why none other before anything else she does, not
it was Mrs. Gardner who hemmed all than Mrs. Carolyn Griffith, our because it is her job, but because she
the new formals (and one of them had housemother. The day Mrs. Griffith wants to. During the week of rush, Mrs.
pleats!). walked through our front door, her Griffith supplied our selection sessions
warm smile projected a personality with snacks, and offered endless help
Even with all of these activities Mrs. which we soon learned to be in preparing for the parties.
Gardner keeps up with the AON idea of something very special. What makes
having fun by attending the Red Rose Mrs. Griffith so special is that she is a Mrs. Griffith should be made a
Formal, getting her own AOII mom true housemother in every sense of the model for every housemother. She
shirt and hat, going to the champagne word. goes out of her way to help us, either
wake-up breakfast with our Greek individually or as a whole group. She
Week pairing, and enjoying talking to Mrs. Griffith had only been a house- plans meals for us, not for the budget,
us over her cup of coffee at breakfast. mother at another sorority house for yet the budget is perfect.
three months before she came to us.
The sisters of (Jpsilon Alpha feel very
fortunate to have such a great house !
mother, Mrs. Louise Gardner.
By Becky Marolf, Jota Sigma A favorite hobby for Iota Sigma's Doris Hamilton is weaving,
We at lota Sigma Chapter at Iowa
State University are thrilled to have our
new housemother, Doris Hamilton,
from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Because Doris has lived in several
college communities and, in her college
days, was very active in her sorority and
campus at Nebraska Wesleyn Univer-
sity, she was somewhat prepared for
her position with us. Doris is excited
about being a " m o m " once more since
two of her three children are college
graduates and a third child has been
living in the Caribbean.
Enjoying campus life and all the
activities the Greek system has to offer,
Doris is always out getting acquainted
with other housemothers.
Doris participates in numerous
house activities which include attending
functions, assisting in preparation of
the Homecoming display, and attending
Sigma Chi Derby Days' events.
I ll knew every one of our names. That's a By Linda Jo Hoekstra, Iota
tough task when there were 60 women A new, but familiar face has
Billy Evans who returned for rush.
appeared on the scene at 706 S.
By Sharon Hart, Alpha Gamma Mrs. E. considers AOII thoughtful, Mathews. This face is lota's fantastic
considerate, and kind. She believes housemother, Mary Brown. Although
When it comes to housemothers, sisterhood is most valuable in that it new to AOII, Mrs. Brown is not new to
the Alpha Gamma chapter is honored teaches us to live in close quarters with campus or to the demands of being a
with " m o m " Billy Evans, who is first different people. Mrs. E. contends we housemother. Last year, Mrs Brown
rate in our eyes. learn to adjust ourselves and maintain was a housemother at Phi Beta Chi
friendships that will last a lifetime. sorority.
Our housemother, otherwise known
as Mrs. E. or Billy, puts a substantial Our housemother at Alpha Gamma Mrs. Brown considers the job her
amount of energy into AOII yet she has is very much loved and appreciated. second career; her first career is
a life of her own, too. Among Billy's Although we have not had her long, the teaching.
many activities, she is a columnist for time we have had has been precious.
the Montana "Ronan Pioneer." Her We look forward to many more years Mary Brown taught music, on and
column, called "Little Bits" by Billy, with Mrs. E. and we appreciate greatly off, for 20 years at both colleges and
includes trivial pieces of information all her continuous support and care. elementary schools in the Santa Ana,
such as recipes, potpourri, and nutty California area.
sayings. By Delta Pi Chapter
"Music is my love," claims Mrs.
Billy has had varied interesting and The Delta Pi chapter of AOII at Central Brown. She enjoys singing and playing
challenging jobs. She once worked for Missouri State University has a some- the piano. In fact, at age fourteen she
a radio station as a producer/director what unique housing situation. The won the Kentucky State piano contest.
and was a counselor for the Indian campus has provided housing for
Drug Abuse Program. Greeks. Each sorority is given a wing of We are grateful to her for accomp-
its own in Panhellenic Hall. With this anying Potpourri on the piano during
Before Mrs. E. became housemother special type of housing, it has resulted third stage rush. Mrs Brown was born in
at Alpha Gamma chapter she was in the lack of a house mother for the Owensboro, Kentucky, but grew up in
housemother at Farmhouse Fraternity AOII chapter. Therefore, Delta Pi adopt- Santa Ana, California, where she
in Minnesota and also for AOII at ed a "Dad." obtained her B.A. degree from the
Montana. Mrs. E. has a family of her University of Redlands.
own: three daughters and seven grand- In truth their Dad is really a faculty
children. sponsor, Jim Postelwait. His job on Mrs. Brown has adapted quickly to
campus deals with the advising of life at lota. She's a faithful lllini backer,
When asked why she decided to foreign students that attend Central attending U. of L football games with
become a housemother Mrs. E. replied, Missouri State. Even with such a hectic other housemothers, and supports our
"Life gets awful tedious if you don't do job that Dad has at CMSCJ he still finds own dedicated AOII football team.
anything challenging." Mrs. E. says she time for his adopted daughters. In fact,
loves being a housemother at AOII and he has become such a special person We all enjoy her delicious editions to
she often displays her love for us when to our chapter that we have come to the menu, gobbling down everything
she comes to such functions as the think of him as our father away from
SAE Olympics to cheer us on (we got home. Jim Postelwait
third place!) She was the only house-
mother there! With thirty-six girls living together in
the Panhellenic wing, plus the rest in
Mrs. E. has always shown interest dorm housing and off-campus apart-
and love for AOlls. The first week she ments, it seems that there is always a
was at Alpha Gamma chapter, Billy need for a man's helping hand with
odd jobs. Dad Postelwait is always
ready to help with whatever needs
Not only is he a super handyman,
but we invite Dad to many of our social
events too, such as, his making a point
of giving a pep talk to our wonderful
new pledges on Bid Day. You can also
see Dad in his place ready to help kick
off our annual rock-a-thon for the Arthri-
tis Foundation. One of Dad
Postelwait's favorite events is dressing
like Santa Claus for our Christmas
party and passing out the presents.
from hot chicken salad-to her special,- capable of recognizing each girl as (continued from page 16) -
irresistable lasagna. an individual with a right to her own
thinking, even if it is a bit 'off beat.' says Chris, "When I'm asked to evaluate
And although new on the scene, Mrs. She is to be well informed as to the the house by my friends, professors, or
Brown did not hesitate to take on the benefits offered in the various others in greek organizations, I've con-
traditional first meeting of the counseling programs, scholarships, sidered it a duty but also a pleasure to
Chaperone club on the front porch of loans, reading skills, etc. To make it be a representative of AOII."
AOII. short, she can counsel you to a
degree. Chris also understands the founda-
One special guest attending the tion of our house, friendship, and
meeting was Geneva Bostic, Iota's . . . your house director is your promotes it from within. The following
housemother for the last fifteen years. 'House Mother,' In this capacity, she letter appeared taped to a wall down-
Mrs. "B," as she is affectionately called heads the house as your official stairs where rushee and active alike
by all who know her, retired to her hostess. She is responsible for the could see it during a rush party.
home in Mattoon to continue work on physical welfare of the girls, which
her autobiography. means proper diet, comfortable To All My Little Roses of AOII:
living, regard for fire hazards and all Remember when a girl in
So far, however, she's been maintenance. The House Director
spending her leisure, reading up on the has. an obligation to the National this house asked you tojoin a
history of California in preparation for Organization, the Corporation sorority? it's no doubt a sensi-
her October visit to her son. Last board, the Alumnae Advisory tive time. Maybe this thought
summer, the chapter honored Mrs. Council, parents and the University will have some meaning for
Bostic with a farewell luncheon where for the reputation of her house on you as it does me,
we presented her with a monetary gift and off campus, for its development
to finance her coming trip to California. in cultural as well as educational ^-To share with someone
interests. She must be a positive your gift of friendship is to
During her 15 years of service to person to be successful. share your love.
AOII, Mrs. Bostic worked on her B.L.A.
in Philosophy, becoming the oldest What can (and should) she expect —For friendship is the truest
individual ever to graduate from the from the sorority girls? and most revered love of
University of Illinois. Another interest- all.
ing facet to Mrs. B's life is her perfor- 1) Respect for her position as
mances in numerous radio and tele- official hostess, as your mother Best of luck with the new
vision commercials. In addition to away from home and her years. friendships you're going to
these activities, Mrs. Bostic served as make. Congrats on your fine
treasurer of the House Mother's Club. 2) Cooperation - She cannot run rush parties!
the house alone.
In 1977, the chapter showed its All My Love,
appreciation of Mrs. B's dedicated ser- 3) Responsibility. . . sisterhood Christopher
vice and initiated her into AOII. means sharing the responsibility
for both the fun and the work EDITOR'S NOTE: Chris has graduated
Maggie McQuire best summed up entailed in running a house. and Beta Phi did hate to see him go.
our feelings towards Mrs. Bostic by But he will leave behind many friends,
saying, "We all loved and admired her 4) Information... (about) all plans, many memories, and a new definition
— we still d a " activities, policy decisions. of the word "houseman." .
By Dawn Loberg, Tau Chapter Housemother Information Sheet
Tau chapter at the University of Central Office has offered to maintain a master-list of women who might be
Minnesota cannot say enough about interested in becoming a house director/housemother for AOIL If you know of
their house director, Mrs. Marian anyone in your area who might be interested, please fill out the section below.
FrisseL She truly is a real house Sorority affiliation and college degree are not required for applicants. (Please be
"MOTHER" to all of us. sure to note if the individual would be willing to workin other parts of the country.)
Recently, Mrs. Frissell was asked to Please sendtoAlpha Omicron Pi Central Office, 2401 Hillsboro Road, Suite 103, Nashville, TN. 37212
jot down what being a house director
was all about She perfectly fits every Name .—. •—
qualification and we are proud to have
her. Address :. -- -- — - — — • — -— -
"A house director is a woman who Street City State Zip
has had actual experience in home
management and.entertaining .. . a Geographical Preference -. , : -. -
woman with experience in group
direction with genuine interest in the Recommended By —. : _
growth of young women . . . with (Attach a resume, if possible.) Address telephone
some education . . . but most im- Name
portant, practical working know-
, ledge, one who shows tolerance, The forms and resumes will be filed as received. Chapter alumnae who are in charge of reviewing
sense of humor, a pleasant person- house director/housemother applicants can write to C O to request the names, etc., of those interested
ality and good health. A woman in being considered for a position.
Chapters Report Busy Fall and WintefPo3o
TACJ OMICRON Following graduation she plans to
University of Tennessee • Martin work with computer system designs.
Working with Rose is her executive
The chapter has been well-represent- assistant, Janet Spore, a junior in
ed on the Martin campus this fall. Five accounting, who also is an AOII.
Tau Omicron members were on the
Homecoming Court. Nine models in Rose admits the job is a very busy
the Panhellenic Fashion Show were one, but "1 like the campus and want to
AOlls and the entertainment for the do my part for it"
show, which included the two-step and BETA PHI Homecoming Queen Cindy Kaelin
several other Country-Western dances, Indiana University
was provided almost entirely by AOlls.
What better way to start off a new
Tau Omicron will be represented in semester at AOII than with a totally new
the Miss U.T.M. pageant by several activity? That's what Beta Phi did.
The First Annual Fall Retreat was
The chapter is doing well in sports, held Sept. 5 and 6 at Bradford Woods,
also. The chapter placed first in the a campsite in Brown County. The
women's Softball tournament last fall. chapter set semester goals, brain-
The members are continuing their stormed on rush, discussed new ideas,
reign on the volleyball court having not and renewed that spirit of friendship.
lost a game in several years. The end of retreat brought the beginning
of open rush, a hectic week that pro-
duced seven new pledges. CHI LAMBDA
In September, every weekend was University of Evansville
full with the Greek Classic, DG Anchor The key word at Chi Lambda is
Splash, or Sigma Chi Derby Days. SPIRIT, emphasized Geri Farlow. In
October brought even more fun with September the chapter pledged the
Homecoming, Barn Dance, and a new system's quota of 25 young women.
Beta Phi philanthropy drive, The Best The pledges have made themselves
Legs Contest. AOlls also contributed known to all by capturing four of five
time and blood to the Blood Drive and first place trophies during various
two sisters attended a Greek Connec- sorority pledge contests.
tion Retreat, a weekend meeting with
representatives from most of the Greek Philanthropy, too, is on everyone's
houses on campus. mind. The pledges have visited several
local nursing homes to entertain resi-
November started off with a Parent's dents and are now planning a fund-
Weekend football game and dinner- raising activity.
Rose Boyd, SGA President dance. The pledges were announced Molly Ring, a freshman, has been
at the dance with their fathers serving named to the varsity cheerleading
The first woman elected president of as the escorts. Next came the all- squad while several others are active in
the Student Government Association important rush open houses, three student government, intercollegiate
at the University of Tennessee at days and 18 parties of controlled tennis, golf teams and much more.
Martin is an AOII. pandemonium, all set in a 1950's Bye-
Bye Birdie setting. Cindy Kaelin, a senior and chapter
Rose Martin, a Tau Omicron pledge trainer, was crowned the univer-
member and a senior in computer The Christmas Dance, Founder's sity's Homecoming Queen. Fall activi-
science (with an accounting minor), Day, with the traditional giving of roses ties also included the chapter's well-
was elected last May to head the 5,300- to the faculty, and Scholarship Dinner known Jesse James Day. Members
member student body. were the highlights of December, not captured presidents of several campus
to mention a week of finals and the organizations and then collected their
Rose is in charge of a 13-member preparation for them. ransoms of canned goods which were
cabinet. Previously, she was a member given to the local Blind Association in
of the cabinet and was in charge of AOlls are involved in almost every time for Thanksgiving.
major campus organization, including
Union Board, Student Foundation, KAPPA KAPPA
Student Athletic Board, Student Ball State University
Alumni Council, Marching Hundred,
Can AOIIs roll, toss and carry water-
student court hearings. Greek Arete,... while at the same time
The Jackson, Tenn., coed pledged working to keep their * 1 scholastic melons, YOU BET!, and the Kappa
Tau Omicron chapter as a sophomore. Kappa chapter at Ball State University
rating on campus.
proved it, when it took first place in the 4 * h ua n n DELTA PI
annual Watermelon Bust. Central Missouri State
Delta Pis rock to success.
The chapter took quota again this The true meaning of AOII spirit
year, and now have 30 new rose buds just that much closer together, Laurie came alive this fall during Delta Pi's 4th
that are very busy planning pledge added. annual "Rock-a-thon for Arthritis" at
dance, walkout, helpweekand schedul- Central Missouri State University.
ing coke dates. The chapter was very active, in terms
of philanthropy. During the fall Despite the cold weather, AOIls
"While the pledges are busy with their semester AOlIs started with their came equipped with blankets and hot
activities we actives are also busy traditional trip to Taylor Rehabilitation chocolate to rock for 24 hours on the
planning our annual Pledge Center and took jack-o-lanterns and courthouse lawn in downtown Warrens-
Pandemonium. Pledge Pandemonium candy and popcorn to the children. In burg, MO. In addition to lots of fanfare
is one of our money making projects," November it held the 2nd annual and excitement, the kickoff celebration
reported Susan Lemen. "It is a dinner Biggest Turkey on Campus Contest for found the mayor of Warrensburg, the
we hold for all the pledge classes on Arthritis Research. university president and AOII advisers
campus. The pledge classes pay to rocking to start the marathon.
come to the dinner. Throughout the December's cold winds and icy
dinner each class gives a cheer or snow found the AONs of Alpha Theta A new twist to rock-a-thon was added
something in that nature that standing on sidewalks ringing bells for this year by moving the rockers after
represents their fraternity or sorority. the Salvation Army along with the twenty hours, to the last home football
AONs give a skit that promotes greek Sigma Nu fraternity. game of the CMSU Mules. Donations
unity which is our goal for the dinner LAMBDA BETA were given by fans for helium filled
(besides making money)." California State/Long Beach balloons to show their support for AOII
and the football team.
The highlight of Kappa Kappa's Fall Has fund-raising been "Mission
Quarter came when sister Carolyn Impossible" for your chapter? Not at "For everyone's efforts, the chapter
Cahill, "82" was crowned homecoming Lambda Beta, reported Sara Swee. was more than happy to report its total
queen by the reigning queen Kathy "We raised more than $1,000 with a of approximately $1,700 for Arthritis
Walter, Kappa Kappa " 8 1 " . minimum amount of effort sponsoring Foundation," announced Paula
a Collegiate Scholarship Benefit Night Foster.
LAMBDA TAU at a local playhouse." The event made
Northeast Louisiana University it possible for the chapter to establish a This year more emphasis and
Panhellenic Women's Scholarship support is being placed on philanthropic
While Northeast Louisiana Univer- which will be awarded yearly. Members projects for Delta Pi. Upcoming
sity's spirit was at its peak with the also have made donations to Diamond projects include a racquetball tourna-
opening of school, football season and Jubilee Foundation, Ruby Fund, Inter- ment in Kansas City, and the Arthritis
school activities, Lambda Tau jumped national Headquarters Fund, formerly BIKE HIKE in the spring. These events
on the bandwagon with its back-to- COAF, and the Arthritis Foundation. are in addition to regular bakesales and
school M*A*S*H dance! "To add to the stamp collecting that AOII participates
rush of adrenalin in the new pledges The chapter has been awarded the in for philanthropy.
and actives, our 2nd annual Beau Panhellenic Scholarship Award for the IOTA
Roast was held in honor of our 1979 second consecutive year. The award is
sweetheart, Glen Stewart," explained given to the sorority with the highest University of Illinois
Rene Ripley. Following a dinner and cumulative grade point average for the
all-in-fun insults of Glen, the 1980 beau, year. Iota members credit Regional Meet-
Bret Ripley, was presented. ing for the groundwork they needed foi
a successful rush which earned them
ALPHA THETA 37 fall pledges.
Clara Cook, reporter for the chapter,
After changing three of four rush said that several members already
parties, Alpha Theta got off to a terrific have been honored by campus organi-
start when it pledged 75% of the rushees zations. Susan Alcorn, a sophomore
who attended last night parties. from Peoria, was named to Atius, a
sophomore honorary. Jeanine Czerniak,
"The arrival of November brought a junior from Chicago, was picked for
our Surprise Your Sister (SYS) party. Torch and Phi Kappa Phi membership,
Each AOII angel found a secret date for while Paige Harrison, a senior from
a sister. One could feel the suspense Geneva, was honored as one of the Ten
and excitement before the party, but Outstanding Greek Women at the
once the dates arrived the real fun university.
began," explained Laurie Parker.
Linda Jo Hoekstra, a junior from
Sophomores planned the Christmas Clarendon Hills, was chosen as public
party which was extra special because relations director for the Student
Founders Day was celebrated along Trustee and also editor of Panhel/IFC
with it. It really brought back the mean- News. Senior Joy Guscott, of River
ing of Alpha Omicron Pi and pulled us Forest, was one of the school
Homecoming Court attendants.
BETA LAMBDA about the upcoming Haunted House. short of the No. 2 spot, a feat which has
Illinois Wesleyan All the publicity efforts culminated in been long in coming for Omega, and
an Oct. 28 interview of Debbie by one which we hope to KEEP, added
Excited best describes the women of KWSU-TV, who also filmed some of the Jenny Britton. Without a chance to
Beta Lambda at Illinois Wesleyan scenes. catch a breath, Greek Week came
University this fall! Returning to the upon us, and prepared we were.
house in early September, the chapter Yet the most exciting and important
received a surprise from our alumnae development in this year's project was Following Greek Week, the chapter
— a remodeled downstairs lounge. A Pullman Arthritis Awareness Week. We held its unique first "First Friday" on
wonderful rush chairman (Sue composed a proclamation which was the first Friday of October. It's theme
Chamberlain), an enthusiastic assistant signed by Pullman mayor Pete Butkus, was chosen well, as it echoed a Pirate's
rush chairman (Jennifer Wesner), plus declaring Oct. 26-31 Arthritis Aware- Cove type theme.
all the "roses" of Beta Lambda made ness Week, explained Sue Dorman.
Fall Rush a big success... 15 pledges! Arthritis Foundation brochures, ordered Following Pirate Party came Parent's
and distributed by Alpha Gamma, were weekend, an affair observed by Miami
Dad's Day kept dads 'n daughters available at area stores during the University as a whole. Omega held a
busy with a banquet, a victorious week, which closed with the AOI1/ brunch as well as a buffet dinner for all
football game, and hot apple cider-n- Acacia Haunted House. the visiting parents. An ever popular
cookies at the chapter house. activity followed Parent's weekend: Big
Intramural football fired up the AOH Next year's Haunted House will be Sis Hunt. Little sis' were searching far
spirit and the annual "Pineapple Party" yet another step higher in quality and and wide for their potential bigs, and
sponsored by the fall pledges kept the organization. An added help to behind- many were found helping the actives to
fall months full, explained Jennifer the-scenes planning is a series of files build the AOI1 float for Homecoming
Williams. filled with information and ideas from 1980.
former Haunted Houses. Among these
Homecoming put the AOH women new files is one entitled publicity, which Homecoming 1980 was chaired by
and Acacia men "Back In The Saddle includes clippings from newspapers, an Alpha Omicron Pi this year, an
Again." Thanks to Miss Cindy Messier publicity photos, and examples of astounding honor - and big job at
and Miss Sandy Rossnagel the AOH - press releases and public service Miami University. A brunch was held in
AKAK clan finished second overall with announcements written for local the suite for the alumnae following
two-first places in both the clown and media. Homecoming festivities. Homecoming
skit competition and a third in float OMEGA was never the same - for this year AOll
competition. Miami University had its name on 250 orange balloons
to advertise for the following week's
In November AOHs jogged a Omega lives! After an exciting honor annual Haunted House Philanthropy
hundred miles in the Jog-Itis to raise in receiving the JWH cup last semester, project.
funds for the Arthritis Foundation. we found that our work this year has
just begun. The 1980 Fall semester After a year's planning, the third
ALPHA GAMMA has been the most eventful yet. annual Haunted House was the best
Washington State ever. With a full-force publicity com-
The two week rush ended in success mittee, and a strong Philanthropy chair-
Smiles are wide at the Alpha Gamma — its quota of 40 pledges. man, the Haunted House of 1980
chapter these days. After weeks of turned out the biggest effort ever for a
planning, organizing and building, not Upon coming down from a rush Philanthropy project. Students and
to mention three nights of scaring, the high, members returned to find that community alike turned out to brave
Alpha Omicron Pi - Acacia Haunted AOI1 ranked No. 3 on campus for grade the Haunted House.
House project was over, and the final point average! At 3.014, they were .001
reward was indeed pleasant: a gross si-;
total of $1,532. Neal Johnson, a WSG Acacia, joined the Alpha
Gamma chapter effort during its October Sherry Shuerman, an AOH senior, was in charge
This is the second Haunted House Haunted House. More than 1,200 visited the of preparing youngsters to enter Omega's Fall
for the Arthritis Foundation that the three-day happening. Haunted House. Sherry's shirt shows the
chapter has sponsored. Last year's group's important logo.
project, co-sponsored with Theta Chi
fraternity, was a success both financially
and as a community relations tool.
Originator of the Haunted House idea
was Leslie Horlacher, last year's phil-
anthropy chairman at Alpha Gamma.
Her successor, Debbie Carlson, and
Acacia's philanthropy chairman, found
a strong base of plans and resources
on which to build this year's Haunted
Posters displayed on campus and
downtown helped publicize the event,
and AOIIs and Acacia members visited
area schools to tell schoolchildren
Risa Richardson, first runner-up for Miss SLO. tion was performed with the TKE's, the The chapter earned more than $200
skit took place in a lumber camp in the selling donuts one Saturday morning
KAPPA TAG cold North Woods. and also added to the fund raising total
Southeastern Louisiana University for their philanthropy by selling
Phi chapter has started a new tradi- Christmas decorations.
The chapter at SLU has continued to tion, announced Jan Anne Dubin. It
keep busy as usual. Following rush will honor a distinguished AOII with the Lambda Chi boasted 14 Home-
which netted 39 new pledges, the Jessie Marie Cramer Award. She was coming representatives as well as a
chapter joined in all the excitement of the first person to receive our award for float and pledge car entered in the
fall campus and chapter activities. all of the love, help, and support she annual parade.
During Homecoming Kappa Tau was has shown us in the past year. The
awarded the spirit trophy. stained glass rose award was presented PHI DELTA
to her at an alumnae tea, and is a stained University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Two members of the chapter were glass rose with AOII inscribed.
members of the Homecoming Court: Phi Delta's rush began with a
Risa Richardson and Julie Barkurn. THETA OMEGA "Campaign Party" complete with red,
AOII Carmel Taormina, the 1979 Northern Arizona University white and blue streamers, balloons, hot
Queen, crowned the school's new dogs and lemonade and ended with a
Homecoming royalty. The chapter also Theta Omega's S.S. Alpha O pulled pledge class that equaled quota.
was in charge of the Homecoming into port at Northern Arizona University
Parade and was responsible for the last Fall, just in time for RUSH! The The group's fall activities included its
royalty float. chapter reported one of its best cruises ever famous Family Fish Fry, a Panhel-
ever — by taking the pledge quota of lenic Bake Sale and many exchanges.
The chapter boasts a number of 24. The pledge class took charge of a fall
contest winners: Raylynn Reine was dinner/dance.
named state sweetheart for Order of The chapter began by sponsoring a
Demalay; Diana Mehn was selected Back-to-School fashion show with the According to Julie Sue Shaner, the
queen of New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball cooperation of a local department chapter plans to sponsor a spring
'Aquila;" Leslie Hudson was picked store and using AOII models. More "Square Dance for Arthritis."
Miss Harahan while Brenda Bell was than $300 was raised for its philan-
named Miss Dixie Darling and a finalist thropies, added Kathie Maffeo. IOTA ALPHA
for Miss Louisiana. Nita Moore was Idaho State University
selected as Miss Baton Rouge. As Homecoming sailed by, Theta
Omega started the week off by tapping Iota Alpha chapter combined its
PHI 19 new AOII Big Brothers, who were Parents Weekend and the university's
University of Kansas instrumental in helping Theta Omega Homecoming Weekend for a busy two
build "Our American Dream," which days for alums, members and parents.
Rush, rush, rush, have been the key took First in NAU's float building com-
words for Phi, this semester. Not only petition. The local alumnae chapter prepared
had members been busy preparing for a dinner before the game. Members
their second formal rush but also busily PHI OMICRON had created all the fixings for a special
spreading that AOII magic across KU's Hanover College weekend: window paintings, a lawn
campus. display and a float. The 1SU Bengals
With a rush goal of 12-15 pledges, helped to put even more excitement
They combined efforts with the Phi Omicron members planned care- into all the activities by beating the
Lambda Chi's on a Homecoming float. fully, worked hard — together — and University of Montana Grizzles 10-0,
KU's annual Greek Skit Night presenta- pledged 18 future AOHs last fall. reported Jenny Peterson.
Members are showing their spirit KAPPA OMICRON
and capabilities across the campus as Southwestern
they work into leadership positions,
including the presidency of Panhellenic, Life in AOII is "Easy Street," so pro-
reported Sandy Capps. claimed the members of Kappa
Omicron at Southwestern in song
LAMBDA CHI during this year's skit for the rushees.
Homecoming brought a first place
Chapter members began their fall award for the AOHs in the float competi-
with another successful rush—pledging tion. Also held was a "Redneck"
the university quota of 30 young costume party and down-home
women. country style dinner. Texas, Southern,
and New England style "Rednecks"
Lambda Chi received the Scholarship were among those attending.
Cup for the spring term. The cup,
which is given to the sorority with the Enthusiasm is the watchword for our
highest grade point average, was new pledges, exclaimed Beth Mack.
presented at the Panhellenic Picnic Their major house project will be to
held at the beginning of rush last fall. give the exterior of our house a face-life
by repainting the trim.
NCI OMICRON tan BETA PHI S P O N S O R S RETREAT
Gamma Omicron chapter members A successful fall retreat started the
The chapter's Fall Party outdid itself demonstrate how "not to dress" during their year off in the right direction for the
this year as the members honored their rush practice week. Beta Phi chapter at Indiana University,
seven new upperclass pledges with an Bloomington. More than two-thirds of
Oct 31 "Halloween" function. GAMMA OMICRON the chapter attended the event It was
University of Florida held Sept. 5 and 6, at Bradford Woods,
It was an active and rewarding fall for located near Martinsville.
Nu Omicron, added Missy Mclntyre. The University of Florida sponsored
The actives "punked out" at a Sigma the largest student-produced pep ralley Besides getting everyone together
Nu punk rock swap and were totally "in in the nation — "Gator Growl." The and having a good time, the chapter
the dark" about their dates which were guest star was George Burns, and discussed new ideas and set important
identified at the annual mystery date more than 60,000 people attended the goals, explained Lorraine Becker.
party. event. A specially-chosen staff who
created the 1980 Gator Growl Program Everyone discussed and planned
Homecoming was an especially consisted of three AOIIs. They were goals for the year in the following ways:
proud time when three actives — Tanya Crenshaw, designer of the
Amonda Cunningham, Sharon Filcik program cover; Debbie Mason, A short rush workshop was organized
and Mary Means — all were named to program publicity director; and Leslie by formal rush chair-persons Ann
the Homecoming Court. Dunn, a program staff writer. Winkeljohn and Nanette Jones. The
new initiates who had never experienced
The presidents of SGA, Interhall rush from the inside benefited greatly
(residence halls), Impact Speakers from the session, as well as other
Symposium all are AOIIs. Four recently members who offered some new ideas
inducted into ODK leadership honorary for a successful formal rush.
included Andrea Beldecos, Maria
Davis, Sharon Filcik and Nina Martin. After all the hard work and brain-
The chapter also is represented in storming, the evening ended on a
Athenians and Mortar Board honoraries. serious note with an inspirational fire
Nu Omicorn, too, put effort into
helping the Nashville Alumnae On Saturday, a songwriting workshop
Chapter with the "Arthritis Foundation took place. Some ideas for new rush
Antique Show." and serenade songs came up and were
composed. Then a fraternity education
KAPPA GAMMA and ritual workshop followed which
Florida Southern College refreshed everyone's memories of the
traditions of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Imagine a beautiful Florida sunshine
afternoon. It makes a person want to Before leaving that afternoon, the
take the "ice tea plunge" off the dock chapter broke up into groups to perform
and into the cool and refreshing water. skits with a pledgeship theme and then
completed a written evaluation of the
That is exactly what three AOII's of retreat.
the Kappa Gamma chapter at Florida
Southern College do every day, reported Kappa Gamma members returned to summer beaches for some of their rush activities.
Virgina Grey (senior), Barb McCarter
(sophomore), and Bonnie McCarter
(sophomore) participate on the Florida
Southern Women's Ski Team. This
year the women's team is ranked
number three in the nation. Every day
from 1 to 5 p.m., both the women's &
men's teams practice together on Lake
Hollingsworth, which conveniently is
across the street from the campus and
the AOH house. During tournaments,
held every two weeks, team members
compete in slalom skiing, trick skiing
Virginia plans to ski her way into an
occupation upon her graduation. She
hopes to work at Disney World or Sea
World. The public relations major is
interested in becoming a representative
for a ski company, too.
From the overall good effect and the us welcome 54 new pledges into AOII," of the President's Student Service
large amount of work completed reported Atyce Mize. Organization. Those picked were Mery
during the retreat, the Chapter Burt, Kay Estill, Cindy Furio, Debbie
Relations committee decided to plan In less than a month Alpha Delta was Gonia, Liz Lester, Gail Livingston,
and carry-out a Fall retreat every year, at work on a new philanthropic project Lauren Lowery, Mary V. Moore, Lesli
to get the year off to a good start. idea, its first pre-season football tourna- Morgan and Phoebe Stone.
ment. Nine teams, both fraternity and
BETA RHO independent, participated and mem- Kim Watson is on the school cheer-
University of Montana bers expect many more teams at next leading squad and Gail Livingston is
year's tournament. All proceeds were associate editor of Southern Accent
Rushees visiting the AOII chapter donated to arthritis research.
house at the University of Montana saw The chapter received the Birming-
a variety of fantasylands ranging from The chapter encourages individual ham City Panhellenic Active Scholar-
McDonaldland to Broadway, as Beta involvement in campus and community ship Award for having the highest
Rho, celebrated its most successful activities. Members participate in every- 'active' scholarship on campus. Individ-
rush in nine years. thing from scholastic honoraries to ually, Lauren Lowery was picked to join
blood drives to the activities surround- Phi Alpha Theta history honorary;
"Enthusiasm and excitement paid ing the University of Alabama's Sesqui- Linda Eckert received the Acton Award
off, when, after the rush period was centennial Celebration. in mathematics; Cindy Furio, Mary V.
over, we pledged twelve fantastic Moore, Debbie Gonia and Phoebe
women, who are portraying their AOII j£3 Stone were selected as new members
spirit every day," exclaimed Renda for Omicron Delta Kappa, and Debbie
Greene. Donna Pope, a graduate of Southeastern Gonia, Lauren Lowery, Mary V. Moore
Louisiana University and Kappa Tau and Phoebe Stone were selected for
Barbara Wilson, the chapter's Home- chapter, won second runner-up honors last membership in Mortar Board, a senior
coming queen candidate was runner- year during the 1980 Miss America scholastic, leadership and service
up, and its Homecoming float netted a Pageant. Donna, a graduate student in honorary.
second place, in the University division. dance, received a total of more than
*11,500 in scholarship funds during the SIGMA
TAU program. University of California - Berkeley
University of Minnesota
TAU DELTA Sigma returned to CAL from a sum-
This is the year for AOII at the Birmingham Southern mer which gave many members a
University of Minnesota. Tau chapter chance to travel across the country and
started our year out right with a UM Chapter members have raised more abroad. Activities ranged from partici-
record number of pledges from fall than $1,000 for arthritis research with pation in a SCOPE program in France,
formal rush. their Mr. Hilltopper 1980 competition. to studying at Cambridge, and to
Every sorority and fraternity entered working at Cal-in-the-Capital. Many
"Quota was set by Panhellenic at 25, the competition by performing skits others traveled through Europe.
but, because so many rushees wanted based on different decades.
AOII or nothing, we were blessed with One Sigma, Ann Root, is serving as
42 wonderful new pledges (the next Six Tau Deltas have been picked to Panhellenic president. Last year the
highest pledge class this year was 29)," join the 30-member Triangle Club, a chapter finished second in scholarship
boasted Dawn Loberg. sophomore honorary. These are and Peggy Friedl, chapter reporter,
Susan Ames, Lulu Goodall, Beth Harris, said members plan to do as well or
The chapter combined with Phi Rebecca Lile, Carol Morgan and better this year.
Delta Theta fraternity won first place Catherine Perkins. A number of
overall for the university's 1980 members also have been picked to Members and the 30 new fall pledges
Homecoming. We were judged on work with the president's office as part were greeted upon their return last fall
floats, co-rec. foot-bail, banners, button to a redecorated living room and a new
sales and royalty participation. kitchenette — all thanks to their
Mother's Club and Corporation Board.
University of Alabama LAMBDA SIGMA
University of Georgia
The AOlls of Alpha Delta chapter at
the University of Alabama were still Lambda Sigma members knew
flying high from a fall packed with where to go to publicize their Fall
activities and excitement. Philanthropy Project — near the ticket
office where more than 500 students
"Our fall rush started the year with a had camped overnight to buy tickets
strong feeling of chapter unity to help for the Georgia-Auburn football game.
Arthritis Facts The event, "Before the Battle Bash,"
was co-sponsored with Delta Delta
One person in seven has arthritis. It chapter at Auburn and as the name
strikes in one out of three families. implies, was scheduled the night
before the game at an Auburn fraternity.
More than 5.4 million Americans are
disabled by arthritis.
Proceeds went to the Arthritis Foun- president is Pat Bell and Denise Parker Members of honorary fraternities are
dation, but the chapters report that the is the treasurer. Union Board members Alpha Lambda Delta, Patty Barlich,
event also was planned to bond the are Suzanne Leclair, Lore Howard, and Olga Imperial, Debbie and Darda
sisterhood between the two chapters. Julie Morris is on Junior Union Board. Dodd, Diane Melick, and Pam Piper;
Lambda Psi Sigma, Debbie Dodd; Pi
The Georgia chapter pledged the fall The Blue Berets are Jacqui Cline, Lambda Theta, Darda Dodd; and
quota of 50. Membership Chairman Cheri Hootmen, Olga Imperial, Arlette Jeanine Kimmerle is the Treasurer of
Susan Hoover said that the combined McMahon, Barb Kinzor, and Suzanne Phi Sigma lota.
efforts of Rush Chairman Linda Leclair. Suzanne also is in Order of
McKenna, chapter members, and Omega with Olga Imperial, who is a Sherri Hinton was selected as out-
especially all the alumnae who sent Blue Key member, too. Cheri Hootmen standing Greek woman, while Diane
membership information, made the is the student director of the nationally Johnson received outstanding AOII.
Fall 1980 rush so successful. recognized Starkettes. Pam Piper Liz Cole was selected as the new
KAPPA ALPHA serves as Secretary for the Student Mademoiselle Rave representative on
Indiana State University Government Association, added the ISU campus.
reporter Sara Wright.
It's been a year of winners for Kappa
Alpha at Indiana State University. Suzette Wyrick was selected Clark Scholarships, too, seem to be a
county Fair Queen for 1980. Rhonda good word for the AOIIs. Receiving the
"Faerie Tales Old Yet New," was the Tucker was picked as a Rave finalist Indiana Hoosier Scholarship was Holly
theme for the award-winning float co- and Liz Cole as runner-up. Pike Byers. Liz Cole was the recipient of the
chaired by Pam Peebles. The float not Calendar Girl was Barb Kinzor who also Helen Reeves award, and a talent grant.
only won sweepstakes at Terre Haute, received Pike Dream Girl. Barb also Roxanne Jennings also received the
but also won the Governor's award, finished second runner up in the Helen Reeves award. Nancy Gerdink
and the President's Award at the "500" Homecoming Queen contest. earned an ISU academic scholarship
Festival. and an alumni scholarship. Sharon
As always the AOIIs were active in Henly was honored with an ISU
The AONs at ISU not only are in the homecoming activities, and re- academic scholarship.
campus activities, but they hold major ceived first place in coed softball, and
offices. Second vice president of Pan- tug of war. (continued on page 31)
hellenic is Laurie Allen. Jr. Panhellenic
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The "500" Festival Float won the President's Award during the annual Parade. AOII Pam Pebbles co-chaired the project while her chapter and members of
Alpha Tau Omega worked on the mammoth project. The project was the third sponsored by the joint efforts of the two groups to win a major award during
the festival parade competition.
Convention Hard at work on the International Convention set for Kansas City are, standing from the left, Eleanor
Planners Oyer, Linda Hines, and Cherie Smith; seated, Dorothy Gregory and Kris Weinhold.
(continued from page 8) Hospitality Co-chairmen for the and Daniel, 2. Nancy is also assisting
1981 Convention are Cheryl McCabe Phi chapter.
the Kansas City Alumnae chapter. Her and Nancy Meditz.
husband Harry is curator for birds and In charge of Rose Banquet and
reptiles for the Kansas City Zoo. Cheryl, Phi chapter, currently is Pan- Flowers is Joyce Hall. A charter
Dorothy also is active with the Kansas hellenic Representative for the Kansas member of Delta Pi, Joyce has served
City Zoo as a "Zoo Docent" a support City Alumnae Chapter. Her husband as president of the Kansas City Alumnae
group for the Zoo. Dorothy and Harry Richard works for Trans World Airlines Chapter, received that chapter's Out-
have three children: Debbie, 13, Steve, (TWA) and they have two children: Kirk, standing Alumna Award and was one
10, and Bryan, 9. 10, and Melissa, 3. Cheryl teaches of the recipients of the Rose Award at
piano at home and is organist for her the 1979 Convention in Nashville.
Eleanor has been active in AOII for church. They live in Kansas City, Mo. Joyce and her husband, Gary, live in
several years, serving as Regional Raytown, Mo. He works as an engineer
Director and Regional Extension Nancy, Phi chapter, currently lives in for a construction company and Joyce
Officer for Region V. A graduate from Kansas City, Kan., and has served as is an artist for a printing company. They
the University of Kansas at Lawrence Regional Director for Region V. Her have two children: Sharon, 15, and
(Phi chapter), she currently is involved husband, Dale, is a high school teacher. Linda, 12.
in market research as well as church They have two children: Matthew, 3,
activities. Eleanor has two children,
eight grandchildren and four great-
Ritual Chairman is Kathryn Jensen,
who also served in that capacity during
the 1977 Convention in Phoenix. Kathy
recently came to Kansas City in 1979
from Flagstaff, Ariz, and was graduated
from North Arizona State (Theta
Omega chapter). At Theta Omega, she
served as president. Kathy presently
works as a corporate recruiter for Blue
Karen Smith, former Regional Vice
President for Region V, is Awards
Chairman. A charter member of Delta
Pi, Karen was also Regional Extension
Officer and has received the Outstand-
ing Alumna Award from the Kansas
City Alumnae Chapter. Husband
Robert is finance manager for a com-
puter company. Karen also is involved
in church activities and as a Campfire
Leader. The couple has two children:
Chuck, 13 and Christy, 11.
S. Schesselman Mary J . Ogle Jane Hart Geniece Tyler Nancy Meditz Jean Kraus
Kathleen "Kookie" Long is Exhibits Publicity Co-Chairmen are Hazelle the Puppeteers of America and has
Chairman for Convention. A graduate Rollins and Linda Mansur. traveled around the world in connection
of Cornell University in New York with her puppets.
(Epsilon chapter), she and husband, Hazelle, Phi, is known internationally
Michael, have three children: Joe, 12, for her collection of puppets and Linda, Delta Pi, was graduated in
Eve, 19, and Jim, 18. Michael is a "Hazelle's Puppets" factory which she 1979 with degrees in journalism and
management consultant and Kookie is began in 1932 and recently sold in economics and currently is a staff
involved in the Kansas City area 1974. She and her husband, J. writer-photographer for the American
Children's Theatre and also is a tax Woodson, currently are retired. Hazelle Academy of Family Physicians. She is
consultant They live in Prairie Village, is involved in numerous activities, also involved in the Kansas City Press
Kan. including the National League of Club as editor of its newsletter and is on
America Pen Women, the Art Study the Board of Directors of the Western
Handling Photography is Chairman Club, the Fellows of the Nelson Art Missouri - Greater Kansas City Chapter
Cherie Smith, Phi chapter. Cherie Gallery in Kansas City, and the of the Arthritis Foundation.
works for a market research company Chancellor's Club at the University of
while her husband, Gordon, is a realty Kansas, Lawrence. EDITOR'S NOTE: Linda Mansur, a
specialist for General Services Admin- 1979 graduate from Central Missouri
istration. They have two children: Hazelle's puppets recently were on State University at Warrensburg and
David, 20, and Cara, 19. Cherie and display from June through August of Delta Pi chapter, is in charge of To
Gordon are involved in church activities 1980 at the Smithsonian Institute in Dragma s pre-convention coverage.
and the "Marriage Encounter — United Washington, D.C., and a permanent Events of the 1981 Kansas City
Methodist Movement." collection will be placed there in the convention will be featured in the Fall,
near future. Hazelle is also very active in 1981 To Dragma.
Arrangements Chairman is Kris
Weinhold, Delta Pi. Kris was a Special / r t r.
Chapter Assistant for Beta Rho chapter
at the University of Montana in Missoula, •
where she received her masters degree
in education and reading. At Delta Pi, o>
she was vice president and president.
She currently teaches fourth grade and 0k
lives in Grandview, Mo.
Printing Chairman is Jean Kraus,
Delta Pi, currently president of the •I
Kansas City Alumnae Chapter. Jean
received the Outstanding Alumnae m©
Award from that chapter and has also
served as vice president. Her husband, »
Richard, works for Xerox Corporation
and they have two children: Tommy, •1 i
10, and Kathy, 8. Jean is a volunteer for
Birthright in Kansas City and her family The 1981 International Convention planning team also includes, from the left, Joyce Hall, Karen
is active in church activities. Smith and Kookie Long.
Boutique Co-chairmen are Linda
Hines and Shelly Schesselman.
Linda, Beta Lambda, was graduated
from Wesleyan University in Blooming-
ton, 111., with a degree in education. Her
husband, Stuart, is manager of
employee benefits for Gas Services
Corp. and they have two children:
Becky, 6, and Brian, 4. They are active
in church activities and are members
of the Parents by Choice organization.
Linda is a volunteer for the Amyotiophic
Lateral Sclerosis Society in Kansas
City. They live in Prairie Village, Kan.
Shelly currently is Regional Director
for Region V. Shelly, Delta Pi, teaches
in Grandview, Mo., and is involved in
church activities. She has served as an
advisor for Delta Pi.
ATLANTA TRI-COUNTY Nancy Frantz, lifestyle editor for the brate the 28th year of the alumnae
Southside SUN in SW Atlanta, has chapter which was founded in October,
A crafts workshop, a Christmas accepted editorial responsibilities for 1952.
eg-} luncheon and a project to assist a local the chapter's "Alpha Notes," a
c = i bloodmobile were among the many newsletter to improve communications The dinner was held at the home of
Gi3 activities sponsored by the Atlanta Tri- among chapter members. Marianna and Kenneth Beers. Marianna
POCATELLO is serving this year in dual capacity for
County Alumnae Chapter during the AOII as Iota Alpha chapter adviser and
fall. The Pocatello Alumnae Chapter Pocatello Alumnae Chapter president
hosted a special dinner prior to the
The chapter's silver anniversary was Idaho State University Homecoming Alumnae and collegiates again met
Oct 28. However, members delayed game for lota Alpha collegiates and on Dec. 6, at an annual no-hostess
plans to -celebrate the occasion until their parents and alumnae and Founder's Day luncheon and corpora-
their January Founder's Day Banquet spouses. The dinner also was to cele- tion meeting.
Special guest speaker will be Interna-
tional President Joan MacCallum. PULLMAN ALUMNAE CHAPTER
Traditions Important to Chapters Members of the Pullman Alumnae
Chapter joined Alpha Gamma efforts
(continued from page 13) very elaborate programs on the 25th to entertain the area youngsters during
and 50th anniversaries. Special days the Halloween season and at the same
celebration on Dec. 8 which was also honoring fathers and mothers, or time, remind them of the seriousness
the 25th anniversary of the founding. Parents' Day, are observed by many of arthritis.
Practices and programs for celebrat- One afternoon before the chapter's
ing Founders' Day vary in the many Collecting money for drives such as Haunted House opened its doors for an
chapters. Programs should always March of Dimes, Heart Fund, Cancer evening of spooky entertainment,
pertain to Alpha Omicron Pi, its Fund, United Fund, receive help from alumnae invited preschool and elemen-
founding, Founders, policies and chapter members. Blood bank and tary-age children to the house for a
ideals. Stella's story of the founding, Red Cross Bloodmobiles benefit story hour. For 10 cents the children
written for the Ohio Valley District and many moms heard a special
Convention in 1936, should be in The national work of Alpha Omicron Halloween stories, sang songs, and
chapter files and may be read. Candle- Pi, arthritis research, receives hours of talked about things such as ghosts and
lighting programs are often used and if work from collegians and alumnae goblins.
not in the chapter files may be obtained who donate money, address
from Central Office or the International envelopes, deliver literature to doctors' TERRE HAUTE
Historian. From the program on offices, serve on local boards, help
Founders' Day pledges begin to realize establish local chapters of the Arthritis The Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter
that they are not a part of one class in Foundation, donate equipment, has been busy since the students r e
one year, but that there is continuity in present the movie and other turned to Indiana State University late
loyalty and labor. information to campus or community in August, reported Patrice Liebler.
audiences, call on people in their
Collegiate chapters have established homes to explain the disease and its Rush Advisers Valerie Walker and
practices which repeated year after various treatments and the research Kathy Mahalek arranged for several
year have become traditions. These being done. alums to aid the actives by fixing all the
indicate how undergraduates build snacks for 18 different rush parties.
their own special traditions through This article is taken in part from the The next event put on by the alums was
repetitive practice. Rush is such a published history of Alpha Omicron the annual homecoming luncheon.
practice, but rush customs on many Pi. Each chapter of the fraternity is Chairman Roberta Moore arranged for
campuses change frequently and few expected to have in its files the only the buffet which is always held directly
traditions of long standing have evolved. published history of AOII - the after the Homecoming Parade (which
Summer edition of To Dragma in by the way is the largest student
Pledges and pledging have given 1973. It is the 75th Anniversary issue sponsored parade in the nation) and
rise to traditions. Initiation has many and gives the eight chapters of the just prior to the football game. Roberta
traditions in the various chapters. history written by Stella Perry about has been homecoming luncheon
Seniors are honored by breakfasts, the early years of the fraternity. There chairman for four years out of the past
luncheons and dinners. Alumnae are many pictures and other six, and as usual, came up with a
entertain them and initiate them into information which is an excellent winner.
their chapters. source for Fraternity Education
officers and others. It is titled An Alums gathered from as far away as
Chapter customs have become Historical Tapestry, 1897-1972. California, North Carolina and
traditional in many chapters. Chapters Copies may be ordered from Central Maryland, and as close as from all over
celebrate the date on which the chapter Office. the state of Indiana and Kentucky.
was founded with formal dinners and
Another alum-sponsored event is
the traditional Pledge Reception, which
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Chi Delta Begins Year Alumnae Reports
With Smashing Success
(continued from page 30)
AOH, Chi Delta has taken a fresh new There also are planned pledge re-
look at the University of Colorado, treats, ski weekends, fundraisers, is held ever year in honor of the new
Boulder, campus and come back on in Greek Olympics, blind date parties and pledge class. Pledge Adviser Patrice
good form. a formal at the Hyatt Regency in Liebler arranged for hostesses to
Denver. provide the fixings for do-it-yourself-
The reformation of the chapter has sundaes, and some hostesses provided
brought together a diverse group of Everything that has happened so far cookies. A traditional gift of an AOII
enthusiastic girls who are willing to put has left most of the girls with hardly a pillow was presented to each pledge.
everything out to make this chapter the moment to stop and take a breath. This years pillows, designed and en-
best it can be, reported Mary M. Starting a sorority is a most desirable gineered by Maggie Stults and friends,
Schetter. opportunity but it does take much time were of blue denim, with red AOH
and effort to produce a chapter letters and white eyelet lace trim.
The theme of the fall rush was "A everyone can be proud of, Mary said.
Fresh New Look, AOH at CU." The A new program which was started
symbol was the colors of the rainbow. Spring rush is the next big thing last year is called "Alum Secret Sister."
The Executive Board and other alumna coming up in the formation of this new An alum is given the name of a new
put on a most successful rush that sorority. It is set in February. pledge and sends her notes of encour-
drew together young women bright agement, birthday and Christmas
and just as varied as the colors of the The new AOII at CU is taking on the cards, a gift at initiation, or whatever the
rainbow. Those going through rush form and dimensions of a sorority that alum sees fit.
were honored by being interviewed by all wiU respect and others will want to be
Executive Board members - Joan a part of. Last spring the chapter established a
MacCallum, Peg Crawford and Marilyn new scholarship which will be presented
Herman. Collegians Busy to an active member of the collegiate
chapter once a year.
Two rush parties were held before (continued from page 27)
the interviews to give girls a chance to The Violet DeWitt John Scholarship
get to know what AOI1 was all about. CHI ALPHA will be presented to a collegiate pursu-
The first of these was more of an University of Davis ing a career in special education. The
announcement party. The second was scholarship has been established by
a formal gathering in the campus Chi Alpha's year started in a blaze of alumna, Dr. Mary Jane John, a profes-
Alumni center. An elaborate array of activity at the University of California at sor at Indiana State University Depart-
desserts was offered and a skit was put Davis campus. Rush, a pledge retreat ment of Special Education, in memory
on by AOH actives sent from all over the to Lake Tahoe, Inspiration Week, Initia- of her mother. It will be awarded to a
United States to help out tion, our Fall Mother/Daughter student who shows evidence of scholas-
luncheon, exchanges with fraternities tic achievement or who exhibits out-
The day of formal pledging was long and the Panhellenic Fashion Show standing professional or leadership
and eventful. After the pledge ceremony were some of the slated items on our qualities.
sorority and fraternity presidents were fall schedule, explained Kimberly
invited to meet the new pledge class. Allgaier. STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP. MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION
AH those involved in fall rush were
present, too. One of the best things The chapter now has 11 pledges and ' "O'V^IU'OV'^PHA OHIC.ON pt hrmfttfffit L !s73LV80
about coming back on campus has boosted its number to 32. Thanks to
been the unlimited amount of support landscape plans from the Spring 1979 I S3.00
and good feelings others have shown pledge class Lisa Hansen, and Ann .1.
toward this AOH chapter, Mary added. Waterfall, and the back-breaking efforts
of members who lived in the house "40l'°HlU.hur"Rn"?"™t" l o " " . . . . ' .1.,
Troy Johnson, Traveling Consultant, over the summer, the chapter's
and Janice McDonald, a Special Chap- "Garden Party" rush party was very ™™STciV~IATIl«lT,. I.C.. KOI »,ll,l»r. . . . . Suit. 103. N..,.lll.. T» 31212
ter Assistant, were the backbone of all successful, and received many Sue Hint. NW 14*3 "mny, Pullnan. WA ,9163
the effort and organization it took to get compliments.
things off to a good start Janice has Sue Levis, Acl.lnl.ti.ttu. Director. 2401 KUleboro Rd.. Suite 103. Nashville. TN 3721
stayed on as SCA to assist in chapter A retreat to Lake Tahoe revived
growth and development members all for the second half of the ^.^.™.,;z:t
quarter and gave them an opportunity
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tremendous amount of social invita- AOH sisters and the other members of i
tions pouring in since September. the Mother's Club.
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