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Vol. XIII, No. 11
Rush—Taste the Success!
This is the special rush issue! I hope that it will help get all of our chapters ready and excited about rush this fall. There are features inside about Legacies and some special words from Anne Alli- son, our International Rush Chairman.
Also inside is the Rush Directory and a Membership Information Form. Please take a moment and fill out a MIF to rec- ommend a young woman for member- ship. A l l collegiate chapters need our alumnae input and support!
Once again, we have been busy with colonizations and installations of some wonderful groups of women. I'm sure that you are as proud as I am of the won- derful growth that AOII is experiencing.
In the fall issue look for AOII's "Best of the Best." An exciting salute to our out- standing collegians and alumnae. Future issues will have information on AOII Net- working and a view of some of our most lovely houses and chapter rooms.
I hope you enjoy this issue. I look for- ward to providing you with an informa- tive and exciting issue in the fall.
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By Peg Crawford International President
Our Ritual is the heart of our Fraterni- ty. AOIIs learn this at initiation, and each succeeding year we see how we can apply those guidelines to our everyday lives. It's been kind of amazing to me to realize how my perspective of what our Found- ers gave us back in 1897 has changed from that day long ago when I heard it for the first time. I had no concept then of how it could influence us beyond our college years nor how it would deepen in meaning. I have experienced occasions during this past year in my capacity as your President that prompted reflections
upon this philosophy which we share. Being in a position to witness how our collegiate and alumnae chapters are ad- vancing Alpha's interest, and to observe the devoted service of our Executive Board, Committee Chairmen, Regional personnel, Advisers, Corporation Boards, and many others certainly
envokes these thoughts.
An equally rewarding privilege afford-
ed the International President is that of installing our collegiate chapters. During this past year, we have added Gamma Theta, University of South Florida; Phi Chi, University of Chicago; Kappa Lambda, University of Missouri; Alpha Beta Tau, Thomas More; Chi Psi, Cal Poly; Pi, Sophie Newcomb, and Pi Omi- cron, Austin Peay, to our active roll. Many aspects of the installation weekend contribute to special feelings of warmth and accomplishments—the initiation it- self of young women into Alpha Omi- cron Pi, the beginning of a new chapter, the enthusiastic sharing of the visiting collegians. Several of these new chapters
are in areas where there has been no alumnae organization, so one facet that has become a favorite of mine is the shar- ing with alumnae, their renewal with our Ritual when they are hearing it for the first time in some ten or twenty years. In most cases, they are so surprised that they remember it so well since it has been so long that they have heard it spoken. The predominent reaction is one of sheer pleasure because they are renewing their vows from a new and different perspec- tive, that of an alumna. That's one of the beauties of our Ritual; it can be applied during all phases of our lives. Our cur- rent policy for sending installation an- nouncements specifies that all chapters in the region and all alumnae living in a fif- ty mile radius of the campus will receive them. I encourage your participation.
For this International President, the honor of installing our collegiate chapters is one of the best perks you could have given me.
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Rush . . . Taste the Success AOn Legacies
Legacy Information Form Membership Information Form Rush Directory
Roses Bloom at Towson U
Delta Alpha Installation
Colonization at Cal Poly
AOn Colonizes at Virginia Commonwealth Gamma Upsilon Installation
AOn Welcomed to Transy!
Collegiate Chapter Commentaries Alumnae Chapter Activity
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COLLEGE FRATERNITY EDITORS ASSOCIATION
By Anne Allison International Rush Chairman
Picture in your mind that tiny little super-star—gleaming teeth, twinkling eyes, Mary Lou Retton, gymnast extra- ordinaire— as she told her T V audience to "Watch out, big boys!"
Well, AOn has had the taste of success with our rush endeavors during the past couple of years, and we are telling the "big girls" to watch out!
I have watched our wonderful young members succeed in their rush from one end of the country to the other. What a thrill to see them rise to the top on so many campuses!
Our successful chapters all seem to have one thing in common: they love what they have, and they want to share it with others.
Two areas of concentration seem to be the secrets in rush success: planning and practice.
Failing to plan is really planning to fail. We have in A0I1 all the tools to help our chapters plan their rush early. We have the Rush section of the CCOM. We have communication skills, membership selec- tion, and rotation workshops to share. We have the first videotape library of rush skits in the country available in our International Headquarters. W e have printed rush skits and party ideas to share with all our chapters. We have so much to give!
In one week, the members of Alpha Sigma changed the image of their chapter on the Oregon campus. Their new skit was the hit of the campus, and they even found time to videotape it.
Their total efforts paid big dividends. They pledged their largest pledge class since 1970—and tripled the size of their chapter! These outstanding young wom- en were determined to make their chapter grow. Their taste of success should be a triumph for all of us to savor.
The taste of success comes to those that give that extra bit of effort that makes them soar above the others. You can do it. Make it happen!
If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost. For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will. It's all in the state of mind!
If you think you're outclassed, you are; You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the strongest or fastest man; But soon or late the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can!
Practice really does make perfect! Clever skits and good music don't just suddenly occur. They are the result of good workshop planning and practice. After good practice sessions, the tension magically lessens! Our members are not afraid of failure. They begin to have fun! Their excitement and enthusiasm is con- tagious, and the rushees love them!
We have observed this wonderful taste of success during rush at "baby chapters" just two or three years old, and at mature chapters who have worked to make their rush program better and better.
We have watched chapters who have planned and practiced. These chapters make us cry one minute and laugh the next while watching their skits. They are Masters of Rush! They are so appealing that rushees have to be literally pushed out of their doors!
Many of our chapters have experienced a taste of success in recent years during rush. One such chapter was Alpha Sig- ma, the University of Oregon. They came back to school two weeks before classes were to begin—all other chapters came back one week early. Nine of the ten oth- er sororities were rushing with numbers well over eighty. Alpha Sigma had sev- enteen members. These dedicated young women were up before the sun three straight mornings decorating the outside
A Passion for a Great
Anne Allison, International Rush Chairman.
By Anne Allison International Rush Chairman
I'm at a dangerous age. I have spent a good part of my life working to raise my children, and helping my husband reach his goals in the busi- ness world. I have worked in clubs, served on Boards for deserving chari- ties, and been a big factor in raising money for worthwhile causes.
Now, as I begin the years in the decade of my 50s, I feel an increasing sense of urgency to make a move, to take action, to do whatever it takes, to lose all the limiting factors, and take a final run at greatness.
My passion is not for building my- self, but rather to work to see that my sorority grows and becomes the best it can possibly be—on every college campus where we have a chapter!
Most every one reading this would agree, I believe, that this is a goal to put on a pedestal and hope for.
You have to figure that collectively we have a finite amount of energy to apply to this goal. We can direct all our energy towards creating great ideas, memorably executed, to help our sorority grow and become stronger, or we can fritter it away at cross purposes with ourselves.
As I see it, the secret for a success- ful national sorority is staying close to the needs of our members—both alumnae and collegiate.
We have the skill, the talent, and the knowledge to be the dominant force in the sorority world. But, we have to have that passion for what we do.
A passion for a great sorority!
I've got to tell you, I've got that passion. And I'm at that dangerous age when I want to find out how far it can take us. How great can AOn be?
We're taking a lot of momentum into this year. A year in which we have an opportunity for greatness.
But we have to turn that opportunity into reality to achieve the things we want.
Think of the rewards if we suc- ceed. Recognition. Growth. Awards. The right to say, "We tried for great- ness and got a piece of it!"
You know what I'd like? I'd like to be present when every campus awards "Sorority of the Year". And I would like to turn to the person sit- ting next to me and say, "Did you know that AOII won every single award on every single campus all over the country and Canada this year?
Will that ever happen? It depends on how deeply, how much we want it.
Tau Delta, Birmingham Southern 6
Alpha Delta, U. of Alabama
Nu Omicron, Vanderbilt UI. •
ii Tau Delta, Birmingham Southern
Alpha Delta, U. of Alabama
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AOII Legacies... a gift to treasure Mary Jane Bell Sharp, Omicron '45
When I came to the University of Ten- nessee in the fall of 1944 as a freshman our country was in the midst of World War II, sugar, coffee, shoes, and gasoline were rationed, and the campus was pre- dominately female. I was ready for all the challenges in activities and learning that U.T. offered. However, I had no idea what a sorority was! I went to rush parties of several groups, but I did not impress them and they certainly did not appeal to me. AOII was not one of them. That freshman year was a time of in- volvements in many student activities and study. Then I met some AOIIs. They were fun! They were happy! And they were LADIES whose character and fine qualities did impress me. So as a sopho- more I became an AOII pledge and en- tered into sorority activities catching the group's enthusiasm and togetherness. What a great time to make a whole group of new friends, who would become the closest of lifelong friends.
Reflecting on all the many, many op- portunities that have been mine because of AOII, the list goes on and on—Chapter house parties at Cascade Lodge in the Smokies meant some planning and work sessions but just eating, playing, and singing together gave us all a spirit of oneness— a sincereness of purpose! Send- ing clothes to the Tuckies and fulfilling our other philanthropies. Rush and working together through Panhellenic strengthened all Greek groups on cam- pus—we were competitive among our- selves, but we were together through Panhellenic. Ritual—figuring it out—re- covering from the awesome depth of meaning—learning what can this mean to me as an individual—what kind of per- son will I become if I can follow just por- tions of these principles. Ritual is a guide for living every day.
As president of Omicron Chapter, I attended the Roanoke, Virginia Con- vention. M y , what an overwhelming ex- perience to come face to face with the vastness of Alpha Omicron Pi! To sit at the feet of Stella, Bess, and less listening to their stories of founding AOII, and how they just wanted to have their own small group to be special and how amazed they were to see what it had be- come. H o w really amazed they would be today! To sit in executive sessions as a voting delegate and listen to AOII busi- ness on a national level helps you see the
big picture of AOII. I came away from that convention fully realizing that AOII was far more than a fun group to be with in college. We ladies in leadership—Mary Lindrovth, Mary Dee Drummond, Wil- ma Leland Smith—gave me a vision in AOII of which I had not been totally aware. What AOII offersto college wom- en can be extended through a lifetime if each of us will let it. Once an AOII al- ways an AOII.
Alum status with a new job, in a city where you know no one, can be empty alone feeling until you go to an AOII alum meeting and are welcomed with that same oneness of AOII. This hap- pened to me in Atlanta where I expanded AOII friendships. T o not take advantage of AOFI as an alum is robbing yourself of expanded friendships and experiences. AOII needs us as alumnus, but what we receive is far more valuable to us as indi- viduals than what we give.
A great joy in AOII as an alumna, is in seeing fine young women, whom you rec- ommend to chapters, become pledges, then initiates, and also actively contribut- ing alumnae. And when you can count your own three daughters among those, your joy is tripled! How delightful to go to AOII functions and have three AOII daughters go too! They had grown up aware of mom's special AOII friends, of food sent for rush, of costumes served for Carnicus, and of Omicron's Philanthrop- ic Barbecue.
When Malinda decided to attend U.T., as her mother, father, and grandfather had done, she continued a family tradi- tion of involvement with the University, and, of course, I so hoped she would be
an AOII, as I am sure most alumnae mom's feel. I knew the heritage of Omi- cron Chapter, started at the University of Tennessee in 1902, and the oldest contin- uous chapter in Alpha Omicron Pi. This means so very many legacies come each year—daughters, granddaughters, and greatgranddaughters! Forty to fifty lega- cies sometimes coming with a Panhellenic quota of 30 to 35 usually. (I've often wondered what a pledge class of all lega- cies would be like.) Omicron's is usually 1/3 to 1/2 legacies.
I was elated and so grateful when Malinda was pledged to Alpha Omicron Pi, hoping that she would find this association as rewarding as I had, and she did.
The next fall another Sharp daughter, Mary, headed off to U.T. Malinda and I sweated out Rush for fear independent Mary would renig on family tradition. But, Mary came through pledged to A0II also.
The next fall a cousin, Lisa Guy, from Memphis came to U.T. and pledged AOII, bringing family ties closer.
Two years later when it was time for the third daughter to head off to college, Martha broke with tradition and went away to Western Kentucky University. She had decided not to be "Mary and Malinda Sharp's little sister." We said, "fine, go away, just pick a school that has an AOII Chapter." Martha picked well! She must have been Alpha Chi's first triple legacy! Those AOIIs were won- derful to Martha and she became the fourth AOII in the Sharp household.
Having daughters in the Chapter gave me a new dimension in AOII—that of Mother's Club. Omicron Mother's Club gives the chapter tremendous support and help in all their activities. So my cir- cle of friends were broadened by moms of AOIIs, who share a deep interest in the sorority.
Now that all three AOII daughters are out of college and in different areas, I trust that they will continue their interest in AOII and will make a solid contribu- tion to local active and alum chapters, wherever they are. And I know they will experience, as I have, that your involve- ment and giving will benefit you even more than AOII. As you grow as an ac- tive or an alumnae AOII grows as a whole—not growth in numbers, but in character!
Malinda Sharp, Omicron 7 9
Being an AOII legacy was a "big deal" when I was going through rush at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and, after all, AOII was all I knew! I grew up with the peripheral knowledge of "rush parties," "recs," and "alumnae meetings," but none of those things were very important to me until I went to Ten- nessee and went through rush.
I think mama enjoyed my going through rush as much as I did. I had such a wonderful summer of parties and swim- ming invitations, so when I got to cam- pus that fall, I already knew several AOIIs by name and face. They had made such a sincere effort, too, to know all about me—they asked me about my mu- sical interests, and told me all about the AOII winning record in Carnicus. They told me that coming from a college prep high school was a real advantage, be- cause I would know how to study and how to budget my time. I was so im- pressed, too, when I walked through the door, that all the girls knew my name!
They all were to have me—at every sin- gle party, not just the first one! The Rush Advisor was wonderful: too, "Aunt Bette" they called her— her enthusiasm and zest for AOII even tho' she was grey- haired in spots made me even more inter- ested in their group.
After I was initiated and my mother pinned my AOII badge on my dress, I knew more of why I had chosen AOII, and why AOII had chosen me. My four years in college were very busy ones: I was, and always will be, a "joiner"— having a mother who is very AOII- involved now, has made me become more committed to AOII activities both here in Atlanta and in Knoxville. I am a former Rush Advisor for TE chapter, and have served for two years as TE's Corpo- ration Board President. I have never felt as if I were "following in my mother's footsteps," but I am always conscious of striving to live according to the principles and ideals she has instilled in me.
I still see the same qualities in Omi- cron's newest initiates that I saw in my- self: eagerness, a willingness to give, and an enthusiastic attitude. I am so proud that my chapter thought enough of me to pledge my sister, Mary, and I was thrilled when the Alpha Chis pledged Martha my senior year in college. As it has turned out, keeping AOII "All in the Family" has not only colored the girl's rooms a rose red but my dad now thinks every girl friend we bring home is an AOII!
"Selling AOII" was easy for me when I traveled because "AOFI is the Best" was all I knew! I needed to be of service to the fraternity which had given me so much. I love working with my own collegiate chapter on their special projects when I can be of help, but I have also found a niche for myself here in Atlanta with Gamma Sigma. I think that deciding on AOII was the best decision I ever made— and I think that my sisters feel the same way. I took a good, hard look at the girls at U.T., and "fell in love" with AOIL I'm still, to this day, as thrilled about being an AOII as I was on Bid Day—and AOII always responds to my gifts of time and love and energy—and AOEf never ceases toacceptwhatIgive,andoffermemore!
Mary Sharp, Omicron '81
different ballgame! I got coaching from all sides on what to wear and what to talk about. Rush was very confusing time for me, and it passed in a whirl. I knew Malinda and mama were panic-stricken about the choice I would make. They were both trying so hard not to pressure me, and yet were so "pro AOTI". It was apparent to me that the AOII chapter was extremely diverse and I was a "popular rushee". Everyone knew my name and seemed to genuinely want me to be an AOFI, but there was still that desire on my part to do something different and ex- citing! I also really wanted to be separat- ed from my sister—to have a separate identity, to be 'Mary Sharp', not "Ma- linda's little sister Mary." I wasn't con- vinced that pledging AOII would give me that opportunity. But, I pledged anyway! Partly because out of love for my mom and sister and partly out love for AOII that was "inbred". I knew I liked all the girls and I knew that AOII was the best sorority on Tennessee's campus, and a lot of friends from my high school were AOIIs, so that reassured me. My fall pledge quarter was super hectic and filled with fun, and I learned more about AOII and got to know my Omicron sisters. M y first two years in school were difficult ad- justment years, especially while Malinda was in school, and sometimes "hovered" over me. Gradually, however, I became more involved in AOII and was Rush chairman my senior year. I had the op- portunity to work on a colonization Rush team, and be a part of a regional committee. All these assignments enabled me to learn more about the inner work- ings of our sorority. I was probably the best assisted Rush chairman in history, with my mother, and both my sisters do- ing anything and everything to help me with my responsibilities. That office helped me to grow more and more at- tached to our fraternity, and helped me see the importance of pledging legacies. I realized my own loyalty to AOII was in part an instinctive reaction due to my constant exposure to AOII while in high school. Yet I have benefitted so much. AOII has taught me financial responsibili- ty, dependability and the ideals we cher- ish have always been there to guide me in decision making. It was a very special thing to be initiated with mom and Malinda standing by. It was wonderful to hear that Alpha Chi pledged my younger sister Martha the year after I pledged at Omicron. AOII has been a very special part of my life, and I am so proud to hear of Omicron's continued success in rush and in other areas of campus life. Now that I am "flying the friendly skies of United," I hope to use my AOII^back- ground wherever this career takes me. Becoming an AOII was a decision of the heart that I will never regret or doubt!
It isn't easy being the middle sister of three, and a lot of the things I've done were because Malinda did them first. Go- ing to the University of Tennessee was an easy decision for me to make in my mind there wasn't anywhere else to go to col- lege! All through my junior and senior years in high school I'd heard about AOII. Malinda was very active in the so- rority and so was my mother, so I knew about everything Omicron chapter was involved in. I went to a variety of events held on campus and most of the AOIIs knew my name because of which family I belonged to. But, going through rush in the fall of my freshman year was a whole
Martha Sharp, Alpha Chi '82
helped me move all of my belongings up to Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, we sat in the car and dis- cussed sorority rush the whole way to Kentucky—that's a long five hour drive! I was "drilled" on every imaginable rush question, the proper answers, rush eti- quette, and I had three wardrobe consult- ants who planned every item right down to my shoes. Both Mary and Malinda tried to pretend that they were "open minded" about pledging another sorority; however, mama couldn't even bring her- self to talk about it.
When we finally arrived, there was the most wonderful girl named Shannon Kessler who helped us with directions on campus. Ironically, she turned out to be my AOil big sister! Mary and Malinda had heard that Alpha Chi was an excel- lent chapter but they didn't know what the girls were like; so while mama helped me move all of my belongings into the dorm, Mary and Malinda promptly went in search of the AOTI chapter room. Soon after, they burst into my room to let me know the Alpha Chis were wonderful!! (I didn't realize it at the time, but as a lega- cy, that made a big difference for me. I knew what the AOIIs at Tennessee were like, but I had no idea about the ones in Kentucky. Just knowing how much my sisters liked them really helped me to re- lax.)
In the fall of 1981, I pledged AOII at WKU. But, even after pledging for two or three months I was still worried that the only reason I was an AOII was because I was a triple legacy! I think my big sister was the one to finally convince me that the Alpha Chis wanted me for me and not my family or out of pressure!! It's very important to make a legacy feel comfortable and wanted during rush, but even after rush those feelings can be very difficult to live with. That's when pledges need their big sisters most!
After my initiation the whole family came up for parents weekend. I was thrilled to show offmy new sisters to my real sisters and mother. It was fitting that at the same banquet I received the "AOII mania" award for having the most AOIIs in my family—and I accepted it with pride!
I loved being a part of a smaller chap- ter, the girls were so loving. On week- ends many people went home, but since I lived so far away I couldn't! It meant the world to me having my AOII sisters in- vite me to their home for the weekend.
Having the experience of being away from home has helped me adjust to living in New York City, London, but I know that no matter how far away I go I'll al- ways consider Western my home away from home . . . because of the Alpha Chis!
one group over another. She always spoke positively about all sororities, showing me the various badges and pledge pins pictured in her panhellenic handbook. It must be that the accents of pride in her voice as she pointed out her own were unmistakable. A t any rate, when I walked into freshman French class at the University of Cincinnati, I recog- nized the sheaf of wheat and said to the girl sitting next to me, "Aren't you an AOII pledge?" She was, and soon I was, too. While my mother expressed her de- light at my choice, neither of us dwelt on our AOFI connection during my busy col- legiate years. Not until after graduation, when I was independent and earning my own living, did "parent" turn into "sis- ter." Then, when we were both alumnae, AOII really became a common bond, fa- cilitating a friendly adult relationship that opened new dimensions to us both.
Is m y experience of AOII different from my mother's? Not in the essentials. Fash- ions change in lifestyles, vocational inter- ests, and contemporary issues, but the concept of a circle of friendship that can bridge generation gaps and geographical distances remains vital and up to date.
I guess it is only natural that I would become an AOIl. A l l I had heard throughout my four years of high school was AOII. I am the youngest of three girls and decided that instead of going to col- lege in my own backyard (where both sis- ters and mom were AOIIs), I would go away to school and be independent and on my own. When my sisters and mother
Harriet L. O'Leary, Theta Eta, '50
Even when I was very small, I knew that among my mother's friends some were extra-special; although they lived in different parts of the country, a letter from one of them clearly gave Mother as much pleasure as opening a gift package. Through the years, I heard stories about college days and university organiza- tions—a mandolin club, among others— but especially about a group of young women in Alethea, a local sorority at Syracuse University, who petitioned AOII national because its aims and ideals matched their own. Chi charter group of December 19, 1914 included best friends Florence Gilger O'Leary, Emily Tarbell Barhydt, and Gertrude Shew Lohff. A n - ecdotes about the early days ranged from individual characteristics—who had vio- let eyes, who was excellent at tennis, who became a lawyer—to chapter experi- ences: the parties, the visit of a national officer, and the turning of the house into an infirmary during the flue epidemic that swept the country. When we moved from the small town where I had grown up to a large city, I began to appreciate the further benefits of Greek affiliation, for Mother became rapidly acquainted
with AOII alumnae, whose cordiality eased the transition to a new community.
By the time I was ready to start col- lege, therefore, I was predisposed in fa- vor of the Greek system. It strikes me now that Mother never urged the merit of
Nancy Perry Bowers, Nu Omicron '53
There is nothing more special and re-
warding than to have an AOII daughter.
It is a completion of the life cycle of our
fraternity. The love and commitment
that has been ours for our life time we .* wish and long to be passed on to our
daughters into a chapter whose love and
commitment to our legacies is mutual.
The fraternity life cycle has been com-
pleted for me. The joys that Anne and I
have together are enhanced by just know-
ing that we share that special bond with
AOII. Little needs to be verbalized. Just
knowing that we have another special
bond is enough. When Anne came home
shortly after her initiation into the Omi-
cron chapter at the University of Tennes-
see, she and I were having some special
camaraderie as mother and daughter in
which her father intervened as to why this particular situation was so special to us. Anne in her wonderfulgift of finding just the choice words said, "Daddy, you just wouldn't understand. You're not an Aon."
Anne Bowers, Omicron '83
Before I became an AOII myself, I nev- er understood why Mother put so much work into a sorority and why she wanted an AOII daughter. When 1 went through rush, I began to see the bond and the commitment that AOII offers. Now she and I can share that special relationship that AOII has given us. When we share a Ritual together and other special times in AOII, our personal relationships just grow stronger. Just like my mother, I hope I will have an AOII daughter, too, as I know how special we are.
You might say that our daughters were "born to be AOIIs." My husband, Tom, was at Illinois Wesleyan University as Assistant Dean of Students. We were as- signed to be House Parents for a group of the newly formed Beta Lambda Chapter of AOII, and had 12 members living up- stairs. As House Mother, I had to chase the boys off the porch and lock the girls in at 10:30 p.m. At the time, I wasn't much older than the collegians. I was ini- tiated as an associate member by Beta Lambda in 1958. AOIIs were the first ba- bysitters our daughters ever had.
Our oldest daughter, Julie, attended a college with no Greek system. Kristin was initiated at Alpha Delta at The Uni- versity of Alabama in 1979 and Laura followed in 1982. During their elementa- ry and high school years I had been serv- ing as an Advisor and Corporation Board member at Alpha Delta, and continued this during their years as collegians. It was special to be able to participate in their initiations, banquets, formals, and a host of other sorority activities. It is my hope that they will continue to be of service to AOII throughout their lives.
Carolyn Diener, Beta Lambda '60 Kristin Diener, Alpha Delta 7 9 Laura Diener, Alpha Delta '82
Kristin, Laura, and Carolyn Diener.
LEGACY INFORMATION FORM
"When any of us has a legacy, we dream of the possibility of her joining us as a member of AOII. How special it is to want our family ties to be supplemented by the fraternal bonds of friendship with all the opportunities implied by that association. Indeed, a legacy is a gift to each of us and to the fraternity, a gift which deserves extra care and attention."
Past International President
sister This is to inform you that my daughter granddaughter
will be attending
as a: freshman sophomore
Her school address will be Signed:
Year of Initiation
ALPHA OMICRON PI Rush Information
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Permanent Mailing Address
Campus Address if Known Zip City
Age H.S. Graduation Date
Name of High School
Size of Student Body / Grade Point Aver,
and achievements (name - use back if needed
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Parents' Address if different from Rushee's
personal standards/values likeability
academic seriousness financial stability
* On back, name
group leadership *
interest in sorority membership interest in AOTT
organizations, describe involvement (member, officer, etc.)
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PLEASE DESCRIBE SPECIAL
Name (include maiden name if
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OTHER SORORITY AFFILIATIONS OF RELATIVES OR CLOSE FRIENDS:
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YOUR Name Addiess
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Past International President
The Philanthropic Foundation Board of Directors gathered recently at International Headquarters in Nashville to discuss future goals. Pictured seated from left are Barbara Hunt, President; Peg Crawford, International President; Jackie Dinwiddie, Director; and Ginger Banks, Vice President. Back row, from left are Executive Director, Sue Lewis; Vice President/Finance Kay Sutherlin; Secretary Eleanore MacCurdy and Treasurer Marianne Carton.
Arthritis Research Grant:
Paula Hochman, PhD, Tufts Universi- ty School of Medicine, has been chosen as the 1986 AOTI Foundation recipient of a $36,000.00 arthritis research grant. D r . Hochman is doing research about the body's immune system. The research in- volves finding strategies to manipulate the immune system when faulty recogni- tion events occur, as in rheumatoid arthritis.
A reception and presentation is being planned for fall at Tufts University with Dr. Hochman as the honored guest. The check for $36,000.00 was presented to the Arthritis Foundation on their national telethon on April 27, by Barbara Hunt, Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation President.
This year the Ruby Fund has assisted eight AOIIs throughout our country in excess of $11,500.00. Y our generous donations at Founders' Day, as well as memorials and individual gifts, has in- creased the Fund and allows the trustees
to award even more gifts to AOIIs in dire need.
The AOIT Endowment Fund is growing due to increased awareness by our mem- bers that it is created and exists solely to benefit AOTI. As the Endowment Fund donations increase, the interest earned can be used by AOII to fund educational projects. This year the Fund had tremen- dous growth due to the generous gift of Jessie Marie Cramer in honor of Phi Chapter. Added to that donation, several chapters are now including money in their annual Foundation donation specif- ically for the Endowment Fund. The Foundation has plans to promote this im- portant Fund even more in 1986. AOTI will continue to perpetuate itself only if all of us support it with donations to the Endowment Fund. As we prepare to cele- brate our 100th Anniversary in 10 years, the Endowment Fund will play an impor- tant role in the realization of our dreams.
An informative brochure called, "Now and Forever" is available upon request from H Q . This brochure details ways AOIIs can provide for AOII in wills, be- quest, and life insurance. This year al- most 700 AOIIs received the brochure in the mail. The Foundation continues to create ways for you to help provide for the future of AOII through deferred giv- ing. Additional information is available upon request from HQ or a Foundation member.
Due to an outstanding response from alumnae throughout the United States and Canada, the annual solicitation has netted a 31.8% increase from last year. Your tax-free donation has enabled the Foundation to turn over $39,000.00 to Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, Inc., to be used as educational funding for Leader- ship Conferences, CC training, officer workshops, educational materials, manu- als, etc.. Thank you for your continued support.
Chapter Advisers should receive MIFs NO LATER than dates noted. This is the time chapters review MIFs prior to rush.
Alabama, Univ. of Alpha Delta
Alabama, Univ. of Birmingham
Zeta Pi Colony Late August
Arkansas State Univ. Sigma Omicron
Auburn University Delta Delta
Austin Peay State U . Pi Omicron
Ball State Univ. Kappa Kappa Early September
Birmingham Southern College
Tau Delta Mid August
Boise State Univ. Beta Sigma
Calgary, Univ. of Kappa Lambda Mid August
Mrs. Doug Rhodes 4913 10th Ave. East Tuscaloosa, A L 35405
Mrs. Mark Miskelley 4761 Maryland Ave. Birmingham, A L
Mrs. Thad Wyatt 3629 Blueridge Circle Jonesboro, AR 72401
Mrs. Don Vincent Auburn University
700 Airport Road Auburn, A L 36830
Mrs. Neal Ross
Clarksville, T N 37040
Ms. Connie Humphrey
1901 N. Rosewood Ave.
Muncie, IN 47303
Mrs. Spin Spires 406 Morris Blvd. Birmingham, A L
Mrs. Robert Easton 512 Village Lane Boise, I D 83705
Mrs. John Wrinch
140 Oakchurch Place,
California State U. Northridge
Sigma Phi Mid August
Central Missouri State University
Delta Pi Mid August
Chicago, Univ. of
Coe College Alpha Theta Early September
Colorado, Univ. of Chi Delta
Delaware, Univ. of Delta Chi
DePauw University Theta
Duke University Delta Upsilon Early September/
East Carolina Univ. Zeta Psi
East Stroudsburg U. Phi Beta
Evansville, Univ. of Chi Lambda
Florida Southern College
Kappa Gamma Late August/Early
Florida, Univ. of Gamma Omicron Late July
George Mason Univ. Gamma Alpha
Mrs. Norman R. Stark
29043 Saddlebrook Road
Agoura, CA 91301 Mrs. Robert Smith
5305 Kentucky Raytown, M O 64133
Mrs. Herbert A. Getz 5415 N. Sheridan Rd.,
Chicago, IL 60640
Mrs. Michael Freemire
2433 9th Avenue, S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Mrs. Patrick Arnold 11127 Seton Place Westminster, C O
Miss Laurie Bair 43 Henderson Rd.,
Apt. 1C Newark, DE 19711
Mrs. Howard Pelham 4740 E. 71st Street Indianapolis, IN
Mrs. William Mattern 2429 Rosewood Court Chapel Hill, N C
Miss Jennifer Smith 1963-L Quail Ridge
Greenville, N C 27834
Mrs. Joseph Zywicki 1853 Hay Terrace Easton, PA 18042
Miss Toni Reitz 521 South
Runnymeade Evansville, IN 47714
Mrs. Hugh Kemp 3926 Kathleen Road Lakeland, FL33801
Mrs. Anthony Duva 6501 S.W . 37th W ay Gainesville, FL 32608
Mrs. Patty Milner 9922 Fairfax Square
Fairfax, V A 22031
Canada T2V 4B5 California Polytechnic Dr. Sarah Burroughs
State Univ. Chi Psi
California, Univ. of Berkeley
California, Univ. of Davis
Chi Alpha Late August
California, Univ. of San Diego
Lambda Iota Early September
California State U. Long Beach
Lambda Beta Early August
2251 Shell Beach Road #21
Shell Beach, C A 93449
Miss Sue Garvin 2095 California St.,
San Francisco, C A
Miss Sharon Casey 920 Cranbrook Court
Davis, C A 95616
Mrs. Gerald Herman 531 Fern Glen Lajolla, C A 92037
Ms. Milagro Velasco 2080 Vz Maple A ve. Costa Mesa, C A
School, Chapter Georgia State Univ.
Gamma Sigma Early September
Georgia, Univ. of Lambda Sigma Late August
Hartwick College Sigma Chi
Huntingdon College Mid Delta
Illinois, Univ. of Iota
Illinois Wesleyan U. Beta Lambda
Indiana State Univ. Kappa Alpha
Indiana University Beta Phi
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gamma Beta Late August
Iowa State University Iota Sigma
Kansas, Univ. of Phi
Kearney State College Phi Sigma
Kentucky, Univ. of Kappa Omega Early September
LaGrange College Lambda Chi
Lambuth College Omega Omicron Late August
Lehigh University Lambda Upsilon Early January
Louisville, Univ. of Pi Alpha
Maine, Univ. of Orono
Gamma Late August
Mrs. Doug Martin 175 Derby Forest
Roswell, GA 30076
Mrs. Pam Hoveland 205 Idylwood Drive Athens, G A 30602
Mrs. Fred G . Hickein 82 Elm Street Oneonta, NY 13820
Mrs. George Kyser 1606 Limestone Court Montgomery, A L
Mrs. Butch Zunich 704 W . Healy Champaign, IL 61820
Mrs. Roger Elliott 212 Doud Drive Normal, IL 61761
Mrs. Paul Gibbons
35 Gardendale Road Terre Haute, IN 47803
Miss Teri Crouse 1016 Maxwell Lane Bloomington, IN
Mrs. Mark Hess 284 Water Street Indiana, P A 15701
Mrs. Don Muff 1312 Scott Circle Ames, 1A 50010
Mrs. Carl Hoffman 1271 Medford
T opeka, K S 66604
Mrs. Jerry Grossart 819 W . 30th Street Kearney, NE 68847
Miss Kristi Farmer 539 Chinoe Road Lexington, K Y 40502
Miss Denise Roberts 131 Lafayette Court LaGrange, G A 30240
Mrs. David Hardee 144 N. Edenwood Jackson, T N 38301
Mrs. Lee Snyder
2651 Main Street Bethlehem, P A 18017
Miss Sandy Dearen 3918 Nanz Ave., Apt.
Louisville, KY 40207
Miss Lisa Fox
P.O. "Box 446 Hampden, MA 04444
Maryland, Univ. of Pi Delta
Miami University Omega
Michigan, Univ. of Omicron Pi
Middle Tennessee State University
Rho Omicron Early August
Minnesota, Univ. of Tau
Mississippi, Univ. of Nu Beta
Missouri, Univ. of Columbia
Delta Alpha Early August
Montana, Univ. of Beta Rho
Montana State Univ. Alpha Phi
Morningside College Theta Chi
Murray State Univ. Delta Omega
Nebraska, Univ. of Lincoln
Newcomb College Pi
Northeast Louisiana U.
Lambda Tau Early August
Northern Arizona U . Theta Omega
Ohio Northern Univ. Kappa Pi
Oregon State Univ. Alpha Rho
Miss Cheryl Matthews
444 Ridge Road, Apt. #10
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Mrs. Robert Schuette 489 White Oak Drive Oxford, O H 45056
Mrs. Eric Aupperle 3606 Chatham Way Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Ms. Eleanor Haynes 1607 Riverview Drive Murfreesboro, T N
Mrs. Michael Montgomery
5501 Malibu Drive Edina, MN 55436
Mrs. Van Fenstermaker
Univ. of Mississippi Box 356
University, MS 38677
Miss Kim Campbell 4702 Millbrook Columbia, M O 65203
Miss Renda Greene 2230 Gerald Missoula, M T 59801
Mrs. Ernest Griffanti 2904 Colter Avenue Bozeman, M T 59715
Miss Theresa Bohlke 125 Bertram Whiting, IA 51063
Mrs. Ricky Garland Rt. 7, Box 886 Murray, KY 42071
Mrs. Charles Rigoni 2210 South 37th
Lincoln, NE 68506
Mrs. Henri Louapre 88 Dream Court Metairie, L A 70001
Mrs. Howard Hines 2606 Lexington Monroe, LA 71201
Mrs. Richard Baker 1508 N. Aztec Flagstaff, A Z 86001
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts 815 South Johnson St. Ada, O H 45810
Mrs. John Baines 204 N. W. 27th Corvallis, O R 97330
Oregon, Univ. of Alpha Sigma Early September
Pennsylvania State U . Epsilon Alpha
Purdue University Phi Upsilon
Rhodes College Kappa Omicron Early September
Shippensburg Univ. Tau Lambda
Slippery Rock Univ. Sigma Rho
South Alabama, U.of Gamma Delta
South Carolina, U.of Spartanburg
Iota Upsilon Colony Mid August
South Florida, U . of Gamma Theta
Southeastern Louisiana University
Kappa Tau Late July
Southern California University of
Nu Lambda Mid August
St. Leo College Gamma Upsilon Early September/
Syracuse University Chi
Tennessee, Univ. of Omicron
Tennessee, Univ. of Martin
Tau Omicron Late August
Mrs. Reid Anderson 315 E. 36th Avenue Eugene, OR 97405
Ms. Pat Antolosky 620 Toftrees Ave.,
State College, PA
Miss Jane Hamblin 1118 Montgomery West Lafayette, IN
Miss Jenny Jenson 1049 Cabana Circle,
East, Apt. #4 Memphis, T N 38107
Mrs. Peggy Coffman 3765 Possum Hollow
Road Shippensburg, P A
Miss Patti O'Mara 15012 Barcalow Street Philadelphia, PA
Mrs. Joe Wright 6050 Grelot Road
Mobile, A L 36609
Mrs. Robert Clusterman
Route 3, Box 87 Landrum, SC 29356
Mrs. Timothy Jameson
14037-3707 Clubhouse Circle
Tampa, FL 33624
Mrs. Joseph Lobue P.O. Box 764 Hammond, LA 70404
Miss Cindy Nolting 4333 Stern Ave., Apt.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Mrs. James N . Matthews
910 S. 14th Street Dade City, FL 33525
Dr. Harriet O'Leary 309 Waring Road Syracuse, N Y 13224
Mrs. Charles Bettis 7709 Bennington
Knoxville, TN 37919
Mrs. Jim Hardegree 105 Ramer Drive Martin, T N 38237
Transylvania Univ. Colony
TuftsUniversity Delta Colony
Mrs. Eddie Morrison 3302 Montevesta Rd.,
Apt. B-53 Lexington, K Y 40502
Ms. Cynthia Typaldos
Vanderbilt University Nu Omicron
Villanova University Beta Delta
Virginia, Univ. of Chi Beta
Virginia Commonwealth U.
Rho Beta Colony Late August
Wagner College Theta Pi
Washington College Sigma Tau
W ashington State U . Alpha Gamma
Washington, Univ. of Upsilon
West Virginia Univ. Sigma Delta Colony Early August
Western Kentucky U. Alpha Chi
Western Michigan Univ.
Kappa Rho Colony Late August
Western Ontario, U. of
Iota Chi Colony Mid August
Wisconsin, Univ. of Milwaukee
Phi Delta Mid August
Newton, M A 02167
Mrs. Cal Nielson 811 Boscobel Street Nashville, T N 37206
Mrs. Doug Gohn
522 C-2 Regis Court Andalusia, PA 19020
Miss Jane Lee Wheland
138 Ivy Dr., Apt. 5 Charlottesville, V A
Mrs. Charles Shorter 10908 Savoy Road Richmond, V A 23235
Miss LisaMayercik 130 Delafield Avenue Staten Island, NY
Miss Lisa Disher 3027 Winter Pine
Fairfax, V A 22031
Mrs. Gary Meadows SW 930 Alcora Drive Pullman, W A 99163
Mrs. Barbara Borth 3435 37th Avenue,
Seattle, W A 98199 .
Miss Maria Hall 347 Cornell Avenue
Morgantown, W V A
Mrs. David Towell 1551 Chestnut Street Bowling Green, KY
Mrs. Pete Brownell 10173 W oodland Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Mrs. Edward D . McVey
209-1201 Richmond Street, N .
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3L6
Miss Kristin Maegli 4481 N . 74th Street Milwaukee, WI 53218
Texas Woman's Univ. Delta Theta
Texas, Univ. of San Antonio
Upsilon Lambda Late August
Thomas More College Alpha Beta Tau
Toledo, Univ. of Theta Psi
Toronto, Univ. of Beta Tau
Towson State Univ. Colony
Miss Katherine Wilson
12615 Audelia, #303 Dallas, T X 75243
Mrs. William Cooper 6030 Forest Ridge
San Antonio, TX
Mrs. Betsy Payne Watson
3104 Sovereign Dr. Cincinnati, O H 45239
Mrs. Wanda Anderson
4330 Kingsburg Toledo, O H 43642
Miss Michele Goddard
24 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M5R 2S1
Mrs. Melis Erlbeck 206 E. Northern
Parkway Baltimore, M D
37 Commonwealth January Ave.
Collegiate Chapter Commentaries
ALPHA DELTA U. of Alabama
The Alpha Deltas placed fourth in scholar- ship among the sororities. Several were accept- ed into various hononaries! Alicia Adcock, Kim Townsend, Sandra Chung, Selisa McKay, and Tracey Y arbrough were initiated into both Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta fresh- man honoraries. Sara Howard was accepted into Order of Omega. Sharon Thomason was accepted by the Financial Management Associ- ation, a finance honorary. Kim Watts was initiated into Kappa Tau Alpha, the mass communications honorary.
Jackie Norton and Dawn Graves worked very hard to make the Founders' Day banquet a big success. It was held at the end of Janu- ary. Alumnae from the area were invited, and Dr. Jane Searcy from the Tau Delta chapter at Birmingham Southern was the guest speaker. At the banquet, Katy Weldon received Most Improved Active; Sara Howard, Most Active on Campus; and Sherrill Van Eynde, Most Outstanding Active.
Spring at the University of Alabama can only mean one thing—rush parties! High school seniors from all over the Southeast were invited. Both Alpha Deltas and rushees had a great time making new friends!
In March, the Alpha Deltas held their schol- arship banquet. Tracy Marlowe, the scholar- ship chairperson, presented certificates to the nineteen girls on Dean's List. Jackie Norton re- ceived Most Improved Active, and Sandra Chung and Missy Kuzucu received the Big Sis/ Little Sis award. Keep up the good work!
Alpha Delta was pleased to have Angie Beddingfield and Kim Jaynes place in the top ten for Miss University of Alabama. Kim Jaynes also earned the title of Miss Gulf Coast. Dawn Graves placed in the top ten in the Miss Tuscaloosa County Pageant, while Michele Tidwell was third runner-up. Sara Howard was named Pi Kappa Phi Star.
Congratulations are in order for the Alpha Delta pledge class as well as the bowling team! The pledges received the award for best at- tendance at Jr. Panhellenic meetings. The AOII bowling team —Meritt Cutcliffe, Lori McWhorter, Kim Brown, Sherrill Van Eynde, and Mary Schifano—took first place in the so- rority bowling tournament!
Campus elections found many Alpha Deltas winning offices! Lisa Phifer is an off-campus senator; Katy Weldon is Sec/Treas. of Educa- tion; Lisa Manasco is on Media Planning Board; Michele Pastor is vice-president of Nursing; Kim Brown is an Arts and Science senator; and Lucy Cuetter is sec/treas. of Communications. Alpha Delta also has Tina Wall as American Marketing Association spe- cial events chairperson as well as a member of Student Alumni Association; Mary Schifano as Beta Theta Pi Little Sister treasurer; Roberta Kirk as School of Home Economics hostess; Marcella Brehmer on Public Relations Council of Alabama; and Susan Anderson in Delta Sig- ma Pi business fraternity. Karen Hale, Jackie Norton, Roberta Kirk, and Marcella Brehmer were chosen as Rho Chi rush Counselors.
Also, Alicia Adcock and Sandra Chung were
chosen for the Student Recruitment Team, re- ported Sandra Chung.
ALPHA GAMMA Washington State U.
Spring semester began with 29 new initiates to the Alpha Gamma chapter at Washington State. A m y Starr, pledge class president, was chosen outstanding pledge and Laurie Mitten emerged winner of the Ruby Pin, with a 4.0 GPA!
The scholarship committee, headed by Tara Weybright, kicked off the semester with an elaborate dinner, complete with "medals" and carnations for President's Honor Roll mem- bers, and a special award to Cari Vimont, who had the most improved GPA. Alpha Gammas are encouraged to go to classes by our new "star chart". Each girl receives a star for each day of attending all classes and a gold star at the end of the week for perfect attendance. It sounds simple, but works wonders! But that's not all—for every class missed, the guilty party donates a nickel to the Arthritis Foundation.
In April, our vocally talented Alpha Gam- mas teamed up with Theta Chis to "Ease on Down the Road" in the Songfest finals during WSU Mom's Weekend. Of course, AOEI moms thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Besides singing, Alpha Gamma also boasts many other talents. New initiate Melissa Arsenault is a shining star on the WSU Wom- en's Track and Field Team. Erin Byrne, past president, and Nancy Terry, chairperson of the WSU Sports Extravaganza (a university-
wide philanthropy project) were elected 1986 WSU Women of the Year.
And we mustn't forget our beautiful spring pledges: Shama Bergquist, A m y Hoyt, Kelly MacDonald, Sonja Pell, Jamie Senn, Susie VanNostran, and Stacey Watts. A big thanks to rush chairmen Lynn Kelleran and Lisa Stachofsky for a very successful spring rush (a new experience for all of us this year!).
Watch for us in August when we hit the rapids of the Salmon River in Idaho for an all-house raft trip, reported Jodi Newton.
ALPHARHO Oregon State U .
Alpha Rho pledged four fantastic women during winter rush; Lila Asnani, Sunshine Far- row, Mary Kay Fletcher, and Kris Hummel. We have also put together some terrific formal rush plans for fall, utilizing upbeat, exciting themes that have been successful in other chapters such as New Year's, Camp AOLt, and Wizard of AOII.
A very special "Thank You" to Dorothy Parker, an alumna who follows the Alpha Rho's carefully and makes our chapter even stronger for her support. She has donated beautiful rose stationery, historian informa- tion, financial support, and most importantly, deep caring and concern extended to every member. A dozen beautiful red roses to you, Dorothy Parker!
Newly elected officers have been installed. President Rena Palacio has set high goals for the officers and the chapter as a whole and with Leader's Council and members enthusias- tic backing we are sure to reach them.
"Sweetheart of Sigma Chi"
Karen Smith, Alpha Gamma chapter was one of three finalists in the selection of the 1985-87 Interna- tional Sweetheart of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
She will be a senior this fall at Washington State University, and is the Sweetheart of the Sigma Chi chapter there. A member of AOII, she is a clothing and textiles major.
Chapter sweethearts from 26 Sig- ma Chi campus chapters were nomi- nated for the honor. The three final- ists were selected by Sigma Chi judg- es Merlin Olsen, a former All-Pro football player and current T V actor and sports commentator; William Christopher, M*A*S*H's "Father Mulcahy"; and Fred Yoder, Editor of Sigma Chi Publications.
Alpha Rho's have enjoyed an active social calendar this year. Thanks to our social chair- man, Hannah Brown, we had a great crush function with another sorority in which gentle- men were invited anonymously and a fun time was found for all. We have done many sister- hood activities such as beach trips, work- shops, or something as simple as a barbeque that gives us time to "catch up" with our sis- ters as well as soak in the beautiful sunshine that was abundant this year. 1985-1986 has been an exciting year for us, leaving behind a strong foundation for yet another great year, reported Dana K. Dawson.
ALPHA SIGMA U. of Oregon
Alpha Sigma chapter witnessed several events during winter term. These activities in- volved increases in the number of sisters, in- terest in keeping the quality of the chapter high and enthusiasm to keep growing.
The chapter kicked off winter term with Ini- tiation Week. On January 18, nineteen wom- en received AOII badges.
At the end of the following week, the house gained three new pledges during COB rush. A s a result of informally rushing throughout the entire term, the chapter pledged another wom- an near the end of the quarter.
In addition to growing internally, the chap- ter's roots in the Greek system strengthened. For example, all the fraternities and sororities participated in a charity event called "The Greek Days of Giving". During the week that this occurred, they gave clothes to the Salva- tion Army, and participated in the Greek Wheel in which sorority members paid $2 to go to four fraternity parties. The proceeds of the went to various charities. Also, sorority members went to fraternities for dinner and the fraternity members visited sororities for dessert. The cans of food presented at the door for admission went to local food banks.
Alpha Sigma chapter also had a busy spring term. Activities included Sigma Chi Derby Days, some fund raisers, spring initiation and gaining more pledges, reported Shari Silverman.
ALPHA THETA Coe College
Alpha Theta chapter at Coe College has caught spring fever! Spring fever has not only raised the temperature outside, but it has also raised our productivity level. Activities during the spring included pledging six new girls. Flower child party, formal, SHEAF week, Greek week, senior brunch, IM volleyball, a chapter retreat and rush practice. Highlights from these activities were getting to know each other in a new perspective, raising over $250 for arthritis research and helping to support other Greeks on campus.
Alpha Theta can describe this school year best as a character building year. We have come a long way from struggling with our ide- als to finding our ideals and expressing them openly. A n atmosphere of encouragement has given Alpha Theta a boost of motivation. W e look forward to a well deserved Summer break so that we can rejuvenate these spirits and come back to execute the best possible rush, reported Heidi Swanson.
CHI Syracuse U.
Soon after we returned to Syracuse in Janu- ary, we were visited by the Perm State AOII pledge class. We had a great time meeting them all and sharing our AOII experiences.
As the semester began, we started open bid- ding for our pledge class. At the end of Janu- ary, we proudly welcomed seven enthusiastic pledges to Chi chapter. Many thanks to Rush Chairperson, Kelly Benin for all of her hard work.
Inspiration Week for our 21 pledges from Formal Rush began soon after Open Bidding. This was a very special time for all of the Chi sisters and pledges. We learned a lot about each other, AOII, and sisterhood, and man- aged to have a great time, too.
On February 6, we initiated 21 new sisters. This event was extra special to us because it took place in our house. (Chi Chapter, recolo- nized in October 1984, was without a house until October 1985 due to a fire which de- stroyed much of our house in January 1985.)
Chi's newest legacy, Karen Louise Poppen- berg, had a surprise guest share in her initia- tion: her sister, Patricia Ann, an AOII from Miami University in Ohio.
The day following our initiation ceremonies, the entire Chi Chapter—new and old sisters, pledges, and some alums—gathered for a ban- quet and awards ceremony honoring our new sisters and Pledge Educator, Angie Oliver.
It was especially moving for Chi's original colony members when we joined in our closing circle that day and the circle extended all the way around the huge banquet room. How far we've come in just a little over a year.
The Chi's have also been active with other sororities here at Syracuse, participating in ex- change dinners and chain letter activities coor- dinated by our Panhellenic Council. As part of one chain letter, we had a "MakeYour Own Sundae" party with Alpha Chi Omega.
On Valentines Day we participated in Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity's first annual "Heart Run" to benefit their charity, Ronald McDon- ald House. The Heart Run was a 24-hour mar- athon in which pairs consisting of an AOII and an A T O took turns running half-mile laps. The event was a huge success and we can't wait until next year!
Philanthropy Chairperson, Marion Ken- nelly, continued to keep us busy. The next weekend, C h i chapter once again helped out at the Arthritis Foundation's annual Beach Party. And, we celebrated the beginning of spring by selling daffodils to benefit the American Can- cer Society.
Felicitations are extended to all of our new and old chapter officers. Chi chapter would also like to congratulate our sister, Christine O'Brien. She was recently elected Vice President of the Syracuse University Greek Council.
In early March, we hosted an open house for our alumnae and representatives from other Greek and campus organizations. O r - ganized by Sarah Walker, this was our first opportunity to show off our newly-renovated house.
Last, but certainly not least, we spent a good portion of our time and energy this se- mester preparing for the S.U. Dance Marathon '86, which benefits Muscular Dystrophy. After sponsoring several fund raisers with our part-
ners. Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Marathon finally took place on March 20 and 21. Our hard work paid off, though. And we want to congratulate our sisters who danced for 30 long straight hours: Susan Bodner, Erin Dennehy, Marion Kennelly, and Claudia Koota. The Chi's were also represented by Ruth Adams and Chris O'Brien, who served as Referee Captains for the event. A big thank you to Cindy Ashurst for coordinating Mara- thon for us, too! reported Laurie Sprague.
U. of Virginia
This semester got off to a fantastic start for Chi Beta when we pledged quota of 30 super girls after a very successful rush.
Since then, we have been keeping ourselves, as well as the pledges, busy with many activi- ties. There have been a senior-pledge mixer, so that the pledges could get to know the senior sisters better before graduation. We had a great time at the annual Sigma Chi/Inter- Sorority Council Derby Days celebration. Soon after, we enjoyed our much-awaited an- nual spring formal at the Omni International Hotel here in Charlottesville.
If everything works out as planned, we will have a house ready to move into by next fall. Everyone is very excited about the prospects of having a house after almost a year of intensive house-searching, reported Mary Schroeder.
CHI LAMBDA U. of Evansville
Since Christmas Chi Lambda has been able to paint our calendar busy. We began by presenting a show called "Money Isn't Every- thing" which placed fourth in the annual campus extravaganza, Musical Madness. W e congratulate our two directors Jenny Albers, Katie Malcolm, and the entire cast.
Just one week later we had an invitation piz- za party for prospective pledges and that very same night we extended bids to six beautiful girls. They now make up our spring pledge class. They consist of Kris Doba, Joni Dormburg, Sarah Creech, Shannon Henry, Krista West, and Monica Whitfield.
On February 9 the long awaited day came for our 14 fall pledges-Initiation. Afterwards we had our usual party with lots of.food. The pledges also did their song and gave the suite a gift. They were both beautiful.
On Valentines Day we had our first "Set- up-your-sis" date party. Everyone was pleased with their date which another sister set them up with.
During Winter Homecoming we were proud to present Alice McCrea as our Homecoming Court candidate. She represented us beauti- fully.
In intramurals competition Chi Lambda has performed wonderfully. At the annual campus swim meet we received a first place trophy for the eighth year in a row. Way to go swim- mers. We are also currently in first place in overall intramurals competition.
We are also proud to to announce that Jenny Albers has been accepted as a member of Who's Who Among American College Stu- dents and Outstanding Young Women of America, reported Martha Christiansen.
U. of Delaware
Delta Chihas been busy with a semester full of activities. The quarter began with the initia- tion of 20 pledges. Inspiration Week, Feb. 10-16, included activities centered around sis- terhood, like the Scavenger Hunt and the Uni- versity of Delaware basketball game. After initiation, the sisters celebrated by going to Howard Johnson's Restaurant.
March started off with a bang. W e held one week of rush and succeeded in getting eight pledges for the semester. Regional Director Katherine Campanella visited us on March 15.
Activities for April included Greek Week, a Trivial Pursuit contest, arm wrestling (last year we took first place), and the Greek God/ Goddess Contest. The climax of Greek Week was the Greek Games on April 27. Greek Games events included a tug-of-war, keg toss, and Volkswagon push. The Delta Chis cap- tured third place overall. Winding down the semester, our agenda consisted of a carwash fund raiser and a Parents' Day/Alumni Picnic. Our Spring Formal '86 was held on May 10 at a nearby Hilton.
This summer we will be busy getting ready for the fall semester. Rush workshops and re- treats will help us prepare for fall rush, report- ed Janice Frankel.
DELTA DELTA Auburn U .
Delta Delta had a very successful fall quar- ter with 52 beautifulpledges adding to the ex- citement. Our Greek Belle Cover-Girl and Miss Fall Rush nominee, Kelly Roberts, was first runner-up and finalist in the Miss Auburn Pageant. Our campus involvement received an added boost as many sisters and pledges par- ticipated in try-outs for various interest groups, such as: Diamond Dolls Suzy Baker, Kristin Heilig, Sally Young; Dunkin' Darlins Laura Bellew, Mandy Carriker, Pam Ensor, Ja- net Holder, Beth Lynam, W endy Phoebus, Shana Medlin; A . U . Entertainers Karen Combs, Michelle Riggs, Laura Roberson; Tiger Pause Casey Hill; and Capers Mary Lynn Baynes, Kelly Clayton, Mary Adams, Sheri Adkins, Melissa Mount, and Ruthanne Ort- man. An added extra for everyone was the campaign for AOI1 pledge, Jenny Jackson, in Top 5 Miss Homecoming.
Recently, we were visited by AOI1 chapter consultant Leslie Friedberg from USC. She learned about our Southern hospitality as we entertained her with movies, meals and even a band party. To our surprise, we had this Cali- fornia alumna saying "y'all" by the end of the week. This quarter we enjoyed sister suppers, Winter Formal, 52 new sisters, and Step-Sing, an Inter-Greek competition, reported Beth Usher.
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DELTA OMEGA Murray State U.
Delta Omega is especially proud of the five AOIIs who were voted fraternity sweethearts; Helen McCarty, Alpha Tau Omega; Kim McCullar, Alpha Gamma Rho; Mary Ann Sheeley, Sigma Pi; Jennifer Galloway, Lambda Chi Alpha and Liz Harrison, Delta Sigma Phi. We are also very proud of Kimber Behrens, Diane Dalton, Peggy Hoffman and Kim McCullar who were chosen to compete in the Miss MSU pageant on April 12. AOn is also being represented in other areas of the univer- sity. Paula Hedges and Michele Simmons were selected as two of the four students to attend a student symposium on the Presidency in W ashington D.C. and Stacy Fulkerson was chosen to be a Summer Orientation counselor, reported Michele Simmons.
EPSILON ALPHA Penn State U .
Once again, Epsilon Alpha chapter has re- ceived the Panhellenic award as "Most Out- standing Chapter." W e were all very excited to win the cup, especially since this is the third consecutive year we have done so! The award, which is based on individual involvement in campus activities, philanthropies, and scholar- ship, was presented at the Panhellenic Induc- tion Brunch. Also at the brunch, sister Mary Pickens was sworn in as Panhel President. We're all confident that Mary, who has been involved in may campus activities, as well as Vice President for Panhel last year, will do a great job.
Epsilon Alphas have been keeping very busy with philanthropies this spring. Sister Kelley Lynch danced for 48 hours in the nations larg- est student run philanthropy, the IFC Dance Marathon. Many AOIIs helped out in the "Thon", which raised S245,000 for the 4 Dia- monds Fund, by being on Social, Morale, and Physical Plant Committees. Our bowling skills came into play as we placed second in Alpha Gamma Delta's Bowl-a-thon. We're all looking forward to Beta Sigma Beta's Regatta, the Phi Psi 500, and Phi Sigma Kappa's Superstars. With the help of Delta Tau Delta, we hope to win Greek Week, a week-long event filled with games, chariot races, and skits.
Intramural Chairman Cristy Rickard recent- ly led the AOIIs to victory in the womens divi- sion of the IM Basketball Championships.
The pledge class visited Syracuse January 24. The Chi Chapter provided fantastic hospi- tality and a weekend of fun for the girls, who entered Inspiration W eek upon their return. The 27 pledges were initiated February 1.
Spring semester provided many opportuni- ties for AOIIs to test their talents. Cristy Rickard was promoted to Assistant Photo- graphic Editor for our school newspaper, the Collegian. Kris Kellam and Kerri Fischler will be working with her, as they landed jobs on one of the nations' leading school newspapers. Traci Perkins was appointed King and Queen Chairman for the Overall Homecoming Com- mittee. Kelley Lynch was selected as a Lions Ambassador. She'll be working with fellow Epsilon Alpha, Donna Miyamasu, who was elected Administrative Vice President of the club. Cathy Curcio was chosen to work with Mickey Mouse and friends at Walt Disney World this summer.
AOIl fraternity sweethearts. From left, Helen McCarty, Kim McCullar, Liz Harrison and Jennifer Galloway, Delta Omega.
Epsilon Alphas are making themselves known abroad too, as several sisters are study- ing overseas; Alexis Mamaux is in Spain, Irene Steslow in Germany, and Bonnie Miller and Monica Verilla in England. Nursing majors Kristen Woerth and Brett Hawk will be studing at the Hershey Medical Center this summer.
Scholastically, the AOIIs at Penn State real- ly excelled last semester. Twenty five sisters were appointed to Deans' List and Kristen Woerth, Jan Klingler, Wendy Haber, and Kar- in Byers all achieved perfect grades. Kelley Lynch and Karin Byers were inducted into Mortar Board National Honor Society.
In preparation for fall rush, Milly Yip and Traci Perkins conducted a rush workshop for the sisters. Leslea Stock, Kathy Home, Karin Byers, Colleen Epler, Donna Miyamasu, and Erica Zendt will be working through Panhel as Rush Counselors, reported Kerri Lyn Fischler.
U. of Maine-Orono
Gamma chapter came out in full spirit for this year's winter Carnival sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and Fraternity Board. The carnival is a competition between Greek or- ganizations demonstrating group spirit and unity.
The sisters of Gamma took first place over- all. We won the Bedsled Race and set a new re- cord of getting down a majority of the hill. We also won Greek Sing with a song written by Michelle Dedrick and choreographed by Tere- sa Curley. With the help of Kappa Sigma fra- ternity we won the snow sculpture contest with a sculpture of Washington crossing the Delaware, complete with snow painted blue for the water. We finished the week with a fourth place in the Greek games and an easy overall victory.
With some minor revisions the sisters plan on getting their Bedsled all the way down the hill next year, reported Cyndi Pendleton.
G A M M A ALPHA George Mason U.
Busy is how Gamma Alpha started off the spring semester. It all paid off when we pledged quota. To show us their appreciation our pledges planned a big sis/little sis bake sale.
Getting everyone in the dancing spirit before entering into midterms, Ann Soraghan organ- ized a Double Vision Dance at Mama's Italian Restaurant. It turned out to be pretty funny seeing everyone dressed just like their dates.
Lisa Mahoney, Teri Leone, and Connie Velez planned Gamma Alpha's first retreat in Vienna, V A . The warmth and friendship that was shared that day gave each member of Gamma Alpha a deeper feeling of what it really means to be a member of Alpha Omi- cron Pi.
Keeping Gamma Alpha in shape is Nancy Kattmann, who organized the "Flamin' A l - phas." The Flamin Alphas are a group of eight- een girls that play intramural basketball. During our second game Teri Leone, Lynne Holden, and Ann Soraghan broke Cindy Jer- vis's shooting record by making three baskets.
Gamma Alpha is known at GMU for their arthritis fund raiser. To start off Mason Day, the biggest activity at G M U , Gamma Alpha had a dance contest. This year Chandra Maulfair scheduled it at Muggs Restaurant, where there was a live band and part of the proceeds will go to the Arthritis Foundation. Everyone on campus practiced their dance steps for April 10.
Susan W atkins makes sure G M U reads the latest news by being the key reporter for "The Broadside". While Ruth Hall broadcasts the 6:00 p.m. news live across campus from WGMU radio station.
A great big hug and thanks goes out to our Northern Virginia Alumnae, who boosted Gamma Alpha's spirits by sending all of us a cheery letter during exams, reported Ruth Hall.
U. of South Alabama
Excitement was in the air for the Gamma Deltas this spring. Sigma Chi Derby Days were the kick-off for a quarter filled with fun and sisterhood. This was followed by EAE bedrace, KA Old South, TKX keg roll, and various other activities. The climax of spring quarter was Rose Ball on May 1.
Spring quarter wasn't the first busy quarter for Gamma Delta though. After fall rush came the fund raisers, pledge retreat, and Christmas party. Winter quarter brought Homecoming and Gamma Delta was very proud when Jolie Ellington received third runner-up in the Homecoming court. AOII proved its school spirit when we took the Greeks Support the Jags spirit award home during basketball sea- son. Gamma Delta also tied for first place for highest GPA of all sororities. Congratulations are in order for our new president, Julie Brin- ing, reported Dana Hargrove.
GAMMA SIGMA Georgia State U .
This spring, Gamma Sigma chapter held AOII Athletes, our annual fund raiser for the Arthritis Foundation. Fraternities from both
23 sisters who made it down to the Keys. Camping out for nine days was quite an ad- venture for all of us.
We all enjoyed participating in Sigma Chi Derby Week the end of March. The Mr. Moc male beauty contest was held on April ninth for our philanthropy, reported Laura
Georgia State and Georgia Tech competed in
the categories of attendance, events and most
importantly philanthropy. Led by sisters Julie
Thomas and Lisa Rowell, co-chairmen of the
vent, the sisters and pledges are proud of their
510,000 donation to the Arthritis Foundation,
as well as a $400 gift to the Diamond Jubilee
Gamma Sigma had a very busy spring. We participated in Pi Kappa Alpha's annual bike race for leukemia, Greek Week benefitting the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, as well as a Parent's Day. Our quarter was rounded out by our formal, Roseball, in May.
The upcoming events and competitions Gamma Sigma will be involved in will reflect the dedication and hard work of their newly elected officers. President, Lisa Cape and A d - ministrative Vice-President Cindy Nelson will lead the group on to new and exciting chal- lenges, reported Annette Bradley.
KAPPA GAMMA Florida Southern
Kappa Gamma is still smiling at our achievement of once again having a fabulous spring pledge class.
We are proud to have Kathy Kasch as our new president. A transfer from University of South Alabama, Kathy has many great new ideas for our chapter.
Spring break was an enjoyable one for the
KAPPA ALPHA Indiana State U .
"AOTIs are B.I.O.N.I.C." was the saying around the AOII stairwell this spring for the Kappa Alpha's at Indiana State. "Believe it or not I care" is what the saying represents, as it was the theme for the spring retreat planned for the chapter by the chapter relations com- mittee and co-chairmen Shelly Johns and Kar- en Kennelly. The retreat was a success, for it strengthened sisterhood throughout the entire chapter.
An Easter Egg hunt was held by the chapter along with the men of Sigma Chi. The event was a benefit for the underprivileged children of Terre Haute.
Kappa Alpha's Kelli Hallas and Ronda Crist represented Indiana State as well as AOII at the MIFCA/MAPCA Greek conference in St. Louis. Kelli was also elected Indiana coordi- nator for the 1987 conference, reported Kelli Hallas.
AOIIs meet at Campus Crusade for Christ Greek conference in Knoxville. From left top row Con- nie Goldsberry (Nu Omicron), Diana Roper (Gamma Sigma), Leisa Smith (Kappa Omega) and Donna Hasty (Lambda Sigma) Bottom row from left Wendy Smith (Nu Omicron) Daryl Kanell (Nu Omicron) and Robin Bishop (Nu Omicron).
IOTA SIGMA Iowa State U.
The women of Iota Sigma are enjoying a fun-filled, relaxing summer vacation after a hectic but exciting spring semester.
After a month long Christmas break, the 1986 Varieties cast was hard at work. The cast members, under the guidance of Kathy Egan and Jill Culshaw, made first cuts with the men of Theta Chi.They performed on stage Janu- ary 31, to the theme of "Dreamhouse Dilemia" featuring Barbie and Ken.
Near the end of February, the long-awaited initiation of 27 new members was finally upon us. The house was thrilled with the large num- ber initiated and our sisterhood was stronger than ever. By mid-March spring fever struck the AOII's and many were off to various re- gions of warm and cold, sun and snow, to cel- ebrate Spring Break '86.
After a week off we were all back and ready to get onto the swing of things. Greek Week was held March 30-April 5, and the women of AOII were excited to represent themselves along with the men of Phi Kappa Psi. Also the annual Iowa State tradition of Veishea was held on May 3. The AOII's and the men of Pi Kappa Alpha participated by building a float to the theme of "Monkeying Around."
Not only have there been the fun aspects, but Iota Sigma chapter of AOII has been working harder than ever on scholarship and many of our members are involved with many different campus organizations. Deb Emmert and Pat Hennessey were just inducted into the Order of Omega, reported Kari Peters.
KAPPA OMICRON Rhodes College
St. Patrick's Day found sisters of Kappa Omicron at Rhodes College wandering over campus with "mystery dates" furnished by big/little sisters and ending up in a shamrock- laden IDKA house. We spent the remainder of the evening consuming green refreshments and dancing with our greenly-clad dates. In May we threw a birthday party for our house, showering it with potholders, cutlery, and tea towels. Pan formal was a huge success this year, due in part to the Kappa Orriicrons' un- stinting fund-raising efforts, coordinated by Pan treasurer and AOII social treasurer Su- zanne Mabee. Our entry into Kappa Delta All-Sing, directed by song leader Debbie Mar- tin, was judged a success by one and all.
The AOIIs at Rhodes have also worked hard on philanthropy projects. Led by philanthropy chair Jennifer Thomas, we held a free car wash for graduating seniors and our second annual balloon lift for arthritis. Cynthia McPheeters leads a fellowship group of junior high school students at a nearby church. Carole Glover or- ganized an after-school tutoring program for underprivileged children at another church; several more of us are helping her. Carole also created, writes for, and hosts an instrumental music program for the campus radio station.
Several Kappa Omicrons have been honored recently. Lynne McMullin was named a chap- ter consultant for AOII next year. Jennifer Sandridge, Jennifer Thomas, and Katherine Bres were tapped into Mortar Board. Kath- erine, Rosa Wang, and Ricd Hellman were elected to serve on Rhodes' Publications Com- mission. Rosa is also a member of the Student
Government Association budget committee. Elizabeth Rubin was elected co-president of the Equestrian Team. Karen Summers is the vice- president of the Student Personnel Associa- tion; AOII president Marianne BlackwelJ was chosen S.P.A. secretary for the second year, as well as Memphis coordinator for the club.
The initiation of our wonderful pledges nearly doubled our size; several of them be- came officers in our recent elections. We are all very excited about upcoming rush and the chance for our chapter to continue to grow, re- ported Michelle Wilkins.
Ohio Northern U.
Kappa Pi held a Fun Fair for Arthritis this spring. The fund raiser was held at the United Methodist Church in Ada. We all had fun dressing up in costumes and entertaining the children. The most successful booth seemed to have been the clown make-up booth, where we put designs on the kids faces.
Kappa Pi has also been very active in cam- pus activities this quarter. Susan Klostermeyer was named sweetheart of Phi Mu Delta frater- nity, and Julie Helwick was chosen treasurer of Panhel. Pam Nortaon was re-elected to Stu- dent Senate, and our president, Rachel Hunt- er, was tapped in Aurora Chapter of Mortar Board. Also, several sisters are involved with the Softball team. During the party auction at Campus Chest, our "Reese's Pieces" party sold for the highest dollar amount among all the Greek organizations- $150.
We ended winter with five new pledges and a beautiful Rose Formal.
We are now preparing for Greek Week, where we hope to repeat our first place per- formance in the Greek Sing, reported Susan L. Klostermeyer.
KAPPATAU Southeastern Louisiana U .
Beginning with rush everything was rosy for the Kappa T au's at SLU. Kappa T a u picked up six pledges during open rush which puts us at chapter total. Kappa T au's continued to bloom at the Miss Southeastern Pageant. Cecilia Deynoodt was crowned as the new Miss Southeastern. She also was presented with the swimsuit award. Two other Kappa Tau's were among the finalists. They are: Abby Gray, second runner-up; and Pamela Babih, fourth runner-up and Talent Award winner. Cecilia represented Southeastern and AOII in the Miss Louisiana Pageant this summer in Monroe.
During the Delta Tau Delta Spring Formal the sweetheart and her court were presented. Those honored were: Cecilia Deynoodt, sweetheart; Julie Calamia, Maid; and Linda Madrazo, Maid, This made three girls being Kappa Tau's of five girls on the court.
Kappa Tau's have been putting forth much effort towards their philanthropic duties. Ei- leen Coleman, chairman, organized a can shake in which we raised over $300 for the New Orleans Arthritis Foundation.
An event that all the Greeks on campus look forward to is Greek Week. This is Sponsored by both Panhellenic Council and Inter- Fraternity Council. The Greeks participate in competitive games with each other and on the final night "Song Fest" is held in the Music Au-
ditorium. Our theme this year was "A Tribute to the Nation's Capitol—Washington, D.C."
After the Easter holidays there was much ex- citement amongst the sisters as we prepared for our annual Spring Formal. It will be held at the Montellone Hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
California State U.-Long Beach
Lambda Beta, celebrating its 21st birthday in March, has come of age. In keeping with this spirit, we are working on polishing our image. We are pleased to welcome Milagro Velasco as our new Chapter Advisor, provid- ing leadership and guidance. We also welcome Joanne Martin, an affiliate from Sigma Phi chapter, who has been sharing with us her in- valuable experience and fresh approaches from her.old chapter.
Our Mother's Club hosted a delightful mother-daughter brunch for our lovely new spring pledges. All diets were forgotten as we feasted on the delectable goodies.
Perhaps the most important event that Lambda Beta took part in this semester was the installation of a brand new chapter at Cal Poly San Luis Qbispo. A few of us were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sponsor the new girls and participate in the installation and initiation ceremonies. It was an experience that will long be remembered by those in attendance.
Lambda Betas were really on the "run" dur- ing E X Derby Days, taking 3rd in spirit and 4th overall. Our lip-sync to the "Superbowl Shuffle" was a hit; watch out Refrigerator, Julie Faulkner's looking MEAN!
Sportswise, we sent a team up to Santa Bar- bara to play in Lambda ChiAlpha Fraternity's annual Inter-Sorority Volleyball Tournament. For first-time participants in the tourney, they fared well, bump-set-spiking their way into the semi-finals.
Topping off the year's events was our annual Rose Ball. We shared a magical eve- ning together with our handsome dates, danc- ing the night away, reported Rachel Lefley.
LAMBDACHI LaGrange College
Spring seems to be the busiest time of the year and this is definitely true for the Lambda Chi chapter of AOII. The sisters have their hands full this quarter with plans for Rush '86, philanthropic projects, and socials. We have already begun making spectacular plans for Rush '86, which includes a "Getting to Know You" party. We also had two very large phil- anthropic projects the last week of April. On April 26, we had a Pepsi Jail on the town square. This event drew much attention. Prominent townspeople were placed in a jail constructed of cases of Pepsi Cola products. These people had to sell the cases, in order to be released. AH of the proceeds went to the Arthritis Foundation. Then on April 27, the annual Arthritis Telethon was held. Perhaps the largest social event for spring quarter was the annual Jacqueminot Roseball held in May.
As you can very well see Lambda Chi was quite busy this quarter; however, the chapter still placed much emphasis on scholarship. Our chapter is presently tied for first place for total scholarship points.
mm i Regional Director Carolyn Diener, second from left, meets with Lambda Chi members Missy Stall-
ings, Julie Roberts, and Melonie Reese.
All of the planning and events previously mentioned could not be accomplished without some very dedicated sisters. At the end of win- ter quarter, we elected new officers. The new Leader's Council includes: chapter advisor: Denise Roberts, president: Julie Roberts, ad- ministrative vice-president: Dana Brunegraff, vice-president/pledge educator: Jennifer Twiggs, recording secretary: Celeste Kenney, corresponding secretary: Gayla Green, treas- urer: Tracy Williams, chapter relations: Amanda Cox, panhellenic officer: Ann George, and rush chairman: Melanie Dodson. Congratulations to these and to the other new officers, reported Kim Bowen.
University of California At San Diego
1986 has been filled with A0I1 spirit! We ini- tiated 100% of our fall pledge class.
In February, we held a Founders' Day lunch- eon. Nearly 500 AOIIs were present. After the day's celebration, many women from our chapter went to visit our sisters at USC.
This year we have participated in many dif- ferent types of activities. We had our annual Scholarship Tea. Many professors and admin- istrators were invited giving us the chance to talk to them on a more personal level. The pledge philanthropic project was a spaghetti dinner, raising money for the Diamond Jubilee Foundation. Our annual Valentine's Day bal- loon sale enabled us to show the campus that we wished them a happy holiday. We also supported a 10 hour dance-a-thon which was put on by the ZBT's to benefit the American Red Cross.
Lambda Iota was honored to be involved with the installation of Chi Psi chapter at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It was terrific meeting so many spirited and fun ladies!
We are very proud to have two AOIIs hold- ing the main offices on UCSD's Panhellenic. Jocelyn Groom is the newly elected president while Heather Scott was elected vice president.
LAMBDA SIGMA U. of Georgia
Winter quarter for the AOII at the Universi- ty of Georgia was anything but boring! After a jam-packed fall quarter—tying for first in Tau Kappa Epsilon Hairy Dog Spirit Drive and a successful arthritis fund raiser with AOIIs from Auburn—we continued the spirit in al- most every area possible.
Rewarded for their outstanding contribu- tions of time and effort to Panhellenic Coun- cil, Cary Cunningham, Claire Hubbard and Ree Haney were tapped into Rho Lambda. Ree Haney was also elected to be the new Panhel- lenic President. Ree has been extremely busy lately, as she also received the honor of be- coming an orientation leader for Georgia's in- coming freshmen. Cary Cunningham will be
an alternate. Cary also received the highest honor attainable by a woman at the University of Georgia when she received membership into Palladia. Also honored for their leadership qualities, Claire Hubbard and Kelly McCloud are now members of Leadership Resource Team.
As for events and honors within the soror- ity, we certainly have not been lacking! Family Day went off without a hitch with a buffet, songs from Entertainment and an Open House. Our Winter Formal, which fell on the weekend of Valentine's Day, also was great. We presented our pledges and even had a hyp- notist for entertainment. On February 22, we initiated 48 of these wonderful pledges—who are now wonderful new sisters. Well deserved in both cases, sister-of-the-year went to Leslie Kimmons and pledge-of-the-year went to Debbie Lee.
The end of the quarter brought us, in a limousine, no less, Jennifer Jansen, chapter Consultant from the W ashington State AOLI chapter. Needless to say, she left each of us, not to mention the new officers, with many new ideas and enough enthusiasm to last for quite some time.
We are all looking forward to a successful spring quarter and lastly, but definitely not least, we wish to extend a warm welcome to our fantastic new housemother, Mary McNa- mara, reported Diane Adams.
LAMBDATAU Northeast Louisiana U .
Lambda Tau chapter began the semester with many new ideas and goals. Rush was a great success! Forty-one girls pledged. During their pledgeship, they participated in many events. Northeast Louisiana University spon- sored a Panhellenic drop-in to welcome pledg- es from all the sororities on campus. The pledges performed a skit to promote Panhel- lenic unity. The AOII pledges also organized a party for the collegiates. The theme for the party was "Prohibition." On November 15, NLU sponsored a Panhellenic formal.
r i l Lambda Iota members Vicki Heasley, Heather Scott, Panhellenic Vice President at U. of Califor
nia —San Diego, and Jocelyn Groom, Panhellenic President
However there is more to AOIT than parties and socials. The chapter participated in many school sponsored activities. Collegiates as well as pledges worked extremely hard on the Homecoming float. AOII finished in third place. The theme was "Cower the Cowboys." The chapter also entered a giant Christmas card in the NLU Christmas Festival. AOIT won first place among the sororities. A n d lately AOII played an active role in intramurals. We finished in first place for "over-all-university."
But school activities are only a small part of AOII. Our philanthropy is the main goal. This year the chapter raised money for the Arth- ritis Foundation in two ways. First by selling raffle tickets for a side of beef and holding a Rock-a-thon.
In December, Lambda Tau celebrated Founders' day.
This spring we kept busy with workshops, our Roseball formal and more intramurals.
U. of Mississippi
Nu Betas at the University of Mississippi have had a busy and exciting spring semester!
The fun began with Alpha Week, leading up to initiation on Sunday, February 2. The chap- ter also gained four new pledges during open rush, and had a Big Sis/Little Sis skating party for them.
Other activities in February included a pan- cake breakfast for our philanthropic project, and a Crush Party. We also had a rush work- shop. Everyone brought a cooperative attitude and a smile, and the workshop was very successful!
The chapter had an Appreciation Day for our new housemother, Mrs. Myrtle McElrath of Arkansas.
Nu Beta's informal spring formal, "Spring Thing '86", was held at Wall Doxey State Park. Everybody had a great time dancing to the music of the band "Forest"!
Additional activities included Sigma Chi Derby Day, Greek Games, and a Parents W eekend.
Nu Betas are proud of Gaye Plank, who was selected campus-wide Rush Book editor. Chapter President Andrea Mobley, Denise Sease, and Jennifer Shores were named to Rho Lambda. Jennifer is also Phi Kappa Phi Honor Vice President and the recipient of a Taylor Medal.
Lyn Halloran was named to Who's Who. Caron Calvert is head Navy sponsor, a mem- ber of Sigma Tau Delta, and president of Pi Delta Phi French honorary. Vikki Cooke is Vice President of Pi Delta Phi and president of the Psychology honorary.
Donna Brown, Nu Beta past president, re- ceived a law school summer grant. Patty Lam- bert, immediate past president, was named Nu Beta's model active and Kelly McLaughlin is model pledge.
Jane Day is Chi Psi Sweetheart and was in- cluded in Ole Miss' Top Ten Best-Dressed, re- ported Deanna Denley.
team that AOII was on came in third overall out of eight teams. The Spring Pledge Class was initiated on April 26, after which, there was a special banquet at the Ambassador Ho- tel in Los Angeles. Our chapter is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the rechartering of AOII at the University of Southern California. We are attempting to locate all those who were initiated as members at the Nu Lambda chap- ter. Sydney Wilson, a member of the Alpha Pledge Class of the rechartered chapter, is or- ganizing the luncheon. We would also like to congratulate our new sisters at San Luis Obispo-welcome to AOII, reported Debbie Schoengold.
NU OMICRON Vanderbilt U .
Vanderbilt University AOIIs are excited over our 33 new initiates. Spring also means other new things like new officers.Our chapter con- sultant, Sherry Carothers, visited Nu Omicron in March. Edie Shulman, Nu Omicron's new president, and other new officers have already started to make things happen.
Early in the spring, AOII flappers and their dates did the Charleston down Nashville's Cumberland river on the Queen Mary river- boat. Pledges brought their own gangsters and were initiated in the good times of AOII sisterhood.
AOn pledges found many occasions to mas- querade this spring. They donned cowboy and Indian dress during the annual Sigma Chi Der- by week and were voted by other sororities as the most spirited. The singing and competing brought the pledge class together before their initiation in March.
Our philanthropic project for March al- lowed many AOII sisters to remember the thrill of their first Easter egg hunt. Many mem- bers helped put on a hunt for two Brownie chapters in Nashville. Also in the spring came the Anthenian Sing. A sing and dance contest sponsored by Vanderbilt's Junior Honorary
with this year's theme, "It's only rock and roll." This year's arrangement overseen by Jen- nifer Stuckey, Linda Lockwood, and Lana Leinbach put AOII in the top spot competing for the Dinah Shore Award.
OMEGA OMICRON Lambuth College
It seems inevitable—everywhere anyone looks on Lambuth's campus, they see AOIIs. Omega Omicron chapter had an eventful and exciting spring semester. Soon after initiating ten wonderful girls on January 25, we elected officers for 1986-87. Under the leadership of our new president, Jennifer Stokes, the coming year should be great. On January 30, we spon- sored a campus-wide Convocation which dealt with alcohol awareness.
February was Omega Omicron's month! Not only did we receive two new pledges, we sang our way through the sixties at Lambuth's Greek All-Sing Competition with a medley of tunes from the decade. We flashed our win- ning smiles and captured the judges' votes and received the awards for Best Musical by a Female Group, Most Entertaining, and Best Ail-Around. That same afternoon, our past president. Gay Carole Lester, was named Lam- buth's Most Outstanding Greek W oman. The following weekend, Omega Omicron's Jenny Harrison and Paige Durrett were participants in the Miss Lambuth Pageant. Jenny was named third runner-up and following in the footsteps of her Big Sister, Mary Newpart, Miss Lambuth 1985, Paige took the crown and will represent Lambuth in the Miss Tennessee Pageant in June. By the end of February, AOIT had a strong lead in the Woman's Intramural Program.
Roseball on March 8 was a night to remem- ber! A l l the AOITs and their dates enjoyed each other's company and danced into the early morning hours in the formal setting. Also that night, pledge awards Were given with Suzanne Cloyd having the Highest Pledge GPA, Cindy
U. of Southern California
The Nu Lambda chapter was proud to initi- ate, on January 31, 17 new members. Greek Week was held March 10-March 13, and the
Nu Omicron, Vanderbilt University, are all smiles on Bid Day.!
Banks and Janna W arren winning Highest Big Sis/Little Sis GPA, and Dora Harlin receiving the Best Pledge Award.
AOIIs are very active around campus this semester. Four of six tennis team members are AOIIs, five of the eight girls in Kaleidoscope, Lambuth's show choir, are AOIIs, and even more are involved in Concert Choir and band. LaRita Lewis was recently named Sigma Phi Epsilon's Goldenheart for this year.
Our Senior Banquet was April 21 in which our six seniors were honored. W e have already had rush workshops preparing for fall rush and we are all looking forward to seeing each other again at rush retreat during our summer break, reported Ann Myers.
U. of Tennessee
After drawing the holiday fun and festivities to a close, Omicron was reunited at a special celebration of Founders' Day with a banquet held at the Executive Dining Room of the Uni- versity Center. Diane Douglass, International Public Relations Coordinator, was the guest speaker, and she spoke with excitement about the rapid growth of new AOII colonies. Jenni- fer Jansen, Chapter Consultant, brought a new kind of enthusiasm to our chapter as we dis- cussed goals for the new year.
February started off with a bang by initiat- ing 26 wonderful pledges followed by a feast at Steak-N-Ale where numerous awards were presented. Emily Jennings received a bouquet of roses for her outstanding job as pledge trainer, the best pledge pin was given to Helen Berry, and a silver tray was presented to the entire chapter from the pledges.
Omicron showed their pizazz as they placed second in the large-mixed division of All-Sing. Roses to Lettie Herbert and Betsy Brooksbank for doing such a fine job as our directors! Rose Ball, with entertainment provided by the band, Autumn, showed that not only can Om- icrons sing but they sure can dance! Intramu- rals also brought our quarter to a peak as we placed second in water polo and captured the victory in the All-University Swim Meet.
Not only did we chase our winter quarter blues away but also the blues of many under- privileged children by raising a large sum of money with our participation in the Bowl- A-Thon for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The program, directed by Jackie Lane, former Omicron Rush Advisor, received not only AOII participation but that from the entire campus as well. With the installation of our new officers along with individual and chapter goals, Omicron is shooting for the top to be the best ever, reported Poppy Hansen.
OMICRON PI U. of Michigan
The women of Omicron Pi chapter of the University of Michigan entered the winter 1986 term whole heartedly with a Valentine's Day party with Delta Chi fraternity. Filled with enthusiasm the Oil's pulled together and raised money for our philanthropy. The high point of our Greek Week was the Fifth Annual AOII Dance Contest. It was a smashing success and it earned over $2100.
Our winter rush dinners paid off when we welcomed five fantastic pledges. During their
Paige Durrett, Omega Omicron at Lambuth College, was crowned Miss Lambuth 1986.
pledgeship the new women got a taste of AOII fun at our crush party. The social season peaked with our pledge formal at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. Soon after the April 5th initiation of our pledges there was the ceremo- ny to change our seniors to alumnae status. We sent them off with a bon voyage party at Theta Chi fraternity. Good luck seniors! We're going to miss you!!! These events gave every- one a chance to share f u n times with sisters be- fore going our separate ways for summer va- cation.
The Omicron Pi's were honored with Pan- hellenic recognition in the form of the Go Greek award. It is awarded for campus and community involvement.
In closing, we'd like to offer a hearty wel- come to our new Regional Director Cindy Skaff. We're looking forward to working with Cindy as well as international rush chairman Ann Allison when we return in the fall, report- ed Lesley Brown & Betsy Jay.
U. of Kansas
The women of Phi chapter have been very
active on campus and in the community this year. This involvement seems to rise every year, and AOII is happy to record possibly the busiest year for members since our founding in 1980.
Phi expanded our philanthropic efforts to semiannual events this year. The "Omicron Open" putt-putt golf tournament in October was a success, and the money raised went to the Arthritis Foundation. The second fund raiser was a computer dating/matching game in which all the Greek houses on campus par- ticipated. We worked on this with the Pi Kap- pa Alpha fraternity and the money went to the Arthritis Foundation and to the Diamond Jubi- lee Fund.
Phi participates in various philanthropies around campus, and took 2nd place in the Al- pha Chi Omega volleyball tournament, 3rd in intramural football, and were also involved in Phi Psi 500 and Superteams. We are looking forward to Anchor Splash and the Delta Upsi- lon football tournament in the fall. AOII has members on the K U golf and crew teams.
Phi chapter members are very active in the campus community, including Panhellenic, Student Senate and its various committees, the
University Daily Kansan, the campus newspa- per, various professional clubs, KJHK, the stu- dent radio station, and many more.
On a community level, we are proud of the women who are involved with local Brownie troops, religious organizations, and various in- ternships all over the U.S., including one member who will be working in Washington D.C. this summer under Bob Dole, senate ma- jority leader.
Phi chapter's 48 pledges worked hard to meet the initiation requirements established by the chapter, and they were all initiated on April 26. The traditional "Hayday" barn party was held that night to celebrate their ini- tiation.
AOII members look forward to returning in the fall to an even busier semester than this one, reported Angie Kuttler.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Phi Delta had a successful first rush this spring. We made quota!
We want to thank Janet Behr and all area alumnae who helped us and proved that AOII goes beyond one's college years.
Karen Prag volunteered to cook and serve an authentic French dinner for the chapter this spring. Karen is an expert on the French ways of life since she has spent an extensive amount of time in France.
In February, Sherry Carothers, Chapter Consultant, visited. Her stay was short, but we managed to make the most of it.
In April, we held our annual bowl-a-thon for the Arthritis Foundation. Both collegiate and alums joined in the fun, reported Mary Woida.
April was a memorable month for Pi Colo- ny since it included the colony's installation as a chapter, pledge initiation, the first formal and was capped off by a spring semester filled with goals, hard work and anticipation.
International President, Peg Crawford, pre- sided over installation and initiation ceremo- nies on Saturday, April 19. Pi Chapter marked its return to Newcomb College of Tulane Uni- versity. The chapter was originally estab- lished in 1898 and is now the oldest active chapter in AOII.
Another component of the excitement in the air is the social scene. Colony members were "Formally AOII" on April 12 for the spring for- mal at the Sheraton Hotel. Social Chairman Lisa Jackson and her committee persevered and overcame all obstacles to finalizing plans for the affair so that the first formal resulted in a smashing success.
Returning early for spring semester, mem- bers attended a three-day retreat at the Carencro, Louisiana, home of Assistant Rush Chairman Charlotte Stemmans. Intensive preparations were made for an informal rush in the beginning of February, at the end of which, eight new colony members pledged. In addition to informal rush, three members have pledged through the continuous open-bidding process, bringing the total number of pledges to forty-four.
Furthermore, during the informal rush, Re- gional Director Gail Osborn visited us and dis- cussed the criteria for installation as a chapter in addition to evaluating the colony's progress.
Also visiting us was Lynn Noble, Chapter Consultant. Witnessing the progress the colo- ny had made since her departure in November after colonization, Noble congratulated the colony and outlined future goals and offered suggestions for their attainment.
Active alumnae support has been a key in- gredient in establishing the colony at New- comb. Alumnae conducted the initial "rush" in October and acted as Big Sisters for colony members who pledged them. Also, the Big Sisters hosted a high tea for the pledges at the Westin Hotel on March 9. For recent pledges, Big Sister duties are now performed by colony members, but alumnae support con- tinues in the advisory capacity, reported Carol Montgomery.
U. of Louisville
The fall semester for the Pi Alpha's some- how managed to just "whiz" by, of course, it was not without many fun filled and reward- ing times. Fall rush showed that lots of hard work can really pay off. AOII was proud to reach quota with sixteen pledges. In honor of the new pledges, with the help of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, the First Annual "AOII/ TKE Splash Bash" was held. Everyone decked out in their wildest beach wear for a super, soaking time.
Susan Klostermeyer, Kappa Pi, Ohio Northern University is Phi Mu Delta Fraternity Sweet- heart.
Malene Demaree, who is a spring graduate, was the chairperson for the 1985 Greek Games. She was in charge of organizing the entire Homecoming week of Greek campus ac- tivities and sporting events, which turned out to be great for all. The Pi Alpha's placed sec- ond by a one point margin; but received the 1985 Greek Week Spirit Award, while Lucie Logan was tapped into the Order of Omega Honorary Society. We are also proud to an- nounce that Malene has been chosen to repre- sent AOII as a 1986-87 Chapter Consultant.
Another first was the AOII/IIKO "Pi" Eating Contest held during Greek Week with the pro- ceeds going to the Arthritis Research.
Several sisters volunteered time by dressing in costumes for the annual Trick-or-Treating at the Louisville Zoo, in which we passed out candy to children to insure a safe Halloween. No one is quite sure who had more fun, the kids or us! Another of our Philanthropic pro- jects we were involved with is S.A.M.S. (Stu- dents Against Multiple Sclerosis) by making posters and selling baked goods.
We ended the fall semester with the spirit of good cheer at our annual Christmas Dance, and began the Spring Semester with Lesley Doyle being appointed as Panhellenic Presi- dent, while Pi Alpha's President, Lucie Logan, became President of Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society. We also had a beautiful Rose Inspiration and Initiation followed by a sisterhood retreat ending a special day by sharing our feelings about AOII.
To put some excitement into the cold Febru- ary days, the AOIIs from the University of Kentucky joined the AOIIs at the University of Louisville plus T K E Fraternity to throw one of the greatest fraternal get-togethers yet. It is al- ways fun to meet new sisters from different parts of the country.
The 1986 Red Rose Formal was held at one of Louisville's grandest hotels, the Seelbach, on the 29th of April where there was dancing, dinner, awards and lots of laughter.
Also, we participated in the Greek Sing oth- erwise known as Fryberger, had a "Twister Marathon" with the Kappa Sigma Fraternity to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation, and had our annual senior send off reception.
We are proud to announce that senior, Robin Moore, was named IFC Greek Woman of the Year and Lucie Logan was tapped into the Rho Lambda Honorary Society at the 1986 Greek Awards, reported Cindy Tooney.
U. of Maryland
Social chairman Michele Waranch got the spring semester started with a bang as the so- cial calendar opened with a dated Valentine's party, "AnAffair of the Heart."
The athletes of Pi Delta took to the basket- ball court for intramurals, on both an AOII team and a coed team with the brothers of Delta Upsilon. Both teams made it to the play- offs, but a championship was not in Pi Delta's basketball future, so it was on to the Softball field. The swimmers of the chapter got their chance to shine as we teamed with the brothers of Sigma Alpha M u to compete in Delta Gam- ma's annual anchor splash.
The chapter's first elected alumnae relation's officer, Pam Myers, organized a successful alumnae rush party. Alumnae from the Balti-
more—Washington, D.C. area gathered at our house for an afternoon of conversation, a slide show prepared by Pam and an invitation to participate in our upcoming Blood Drive, Ca- sino Night and Fall Rush.
Speaking of rush. Pi Deltas are already on the path to a successful rush. Rush chairman Denise Champagne held a rush workshop so sisters could begin to prepare and get psyched for rush. Sisters Kellie Foster and Andrea Bricca were chosen by Panhellenic to be rush counselors and will be helping all rushees un- derstand the entire rush process.
Spring break and Greek Week helped the Pi Deltas get away from the book and classrooms for awhile. The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsi- lon were our partners on the high seas as we kept with the week's Broadway theme by choosing "South Pacific."
AOII made the front page of the Diamond- back, the student newspaper, as we had an outstanding showing of four teams compete in the American Heart Association jump-a-thon. Sister Debbie Dawes became rocker Pat Benatar for an evening when she competed in the Rock-A-Like lip-sync contest to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.
We also enjoyed our second annual Casino Night for the benefit of arthritis research, our spring formal and our second, semesterly blood drive, reported Andrea Bricca.
PI OMICRON Austin Peay U .
Pi Omicron chapter has been very busy since our colonization last year.
So far, we have had various fund raisers, in- cluding selling chocolate candy kisses in the Student Center on Valentine's Day. We have donated money to the Ruby Fund on Found- ers' Day, the Arthritis Foundation and the Dream Factory of Clarksville, which is an or- ganization that fills wishes for terminally ill children. We have also participated in Sigma Chi's Derby Days, Pi Kappa Alpha's Animal Week, and Alpha Tau Omega's Frog Week. As a community service, we also supported a St. Jude's Bike-A-Thon.
The highlight of our first year was our first Rose Ball at the end of Spring Quarter. Every- one had a great time and are looking forward to many more great times in AOn.
SIGMA OMICRON Arkansas State U.
Sigma Omicron chapter finished an exciting fall semester and entered the spring semester with even more excitement and close sister- hood. For a wonderful beginning, the Sigma Omicrons initiated 20 new members. The week prior to Initiation was "Inspiration Week," a traditional time of fun and sister- hood. Some of the activities included speeches by the pledges on What AOII Means to Me, a wacky talent show, and a special ritual created by the pledge class for the members. The week culminated with Initiation which was very spe- cial for everyone.
The women of Sigma Omicron have been quite busy this spring semester. Already it is time to look forward to the fall rush activities for the coming year, and the preparations are in full force. Several rush workshops have al-
ready been held and there is much more hard work to come before the end of the semester and on into the summer. In addition to the hard work on rush, the AOIIs, under the guid- ance of Alumnae Relations Chairman Leslie Coop, planned a successful alumnae dinner for the local alumnae chapter.
Alyce Heeb, Senior Panhellenic Repre- sentative for Sigma Omicron, is serving as Panhellenic President this year. She has many exciting, new ideas and is dedicated to the Panhel-lenic spirit.
Everyone, especially Philanthropic Chair- man, Martha Bayless, has been hard at work on Sigma Omicron's thirty-sixth annual "AOII Songfest"—one of the most successful Philan- thropic events at Arkansas State University.
In addition to the Songfest, this year the Sig- ma Omicrons adopted a local project. Allof the AOIIs, their friends, their boyfriends, and even some other Greek organizations collected the tabs from cold drink cans. For each of these tabs that was collected a child was able to use a kidney machine for one hour. The AOIIs collected approximately three thousand tabs in a little over two weeks.
Sigma Omicron is planning an exciting and fun-filled end to the semester with several rush parties such as "Fun in the Sun," a picnic and dance planned as an all day event. W e are also looking forward to next fall and an even better year, reported Elisa Masterson.
California State, Northridge
For the second year in a row , Sigma Phi was thrilled and excited as an AOII was awarded "Greek Woman of the Year". Suzi Rubin was named for her endless contributions as Panhel- lenic President and student senator, as well as various other committees on campus.
Sigma Phi was the proud recipient of the Lo- retta Baldonado Award, named after an AOII who passed away last spring, and given to the organization at California State University, Northridge that contributes the most to the fall and spring Red Cross Blood Drive. Sisters and pledges worked very hard to win the award which is special in the hearts of every Sigma Phi sister.
Once again, the sisters of Sigma Phi swept in Intramural sports to gain the All-University Intramural Champions title for the second year. This award was clenched with an unde- feated season in Softball.
The highlight of the Spring semester was Sigma Phi's involvement in the initiation of the colony at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Con- gratulations Chi Psi on joining our sister- hood, reported Lisa Hull.
SIGMARHO Slippery Rock U .
Spring semester activities included a retreat, elections, Greek week, Greek symposum, many workshops and community services.
W e would like to thank Regional Vice Presi- dent Carmel Kaiser and Regional Director Lisa Lindy for their visit.
Welcome back one of our own sisters JoMarie Serbo who spent last semester in Ire- land, reported, Denise Gerace.
Alyce Heeb, Sigma Omicron, Arkansas State U. is currently serving as Panhellenic Pres- ident.
WHAT IS A SISTER?
I am your sister sitting up with you the night before your term paper is due, typing each page as you finish writing it.
I am your sister spending my Friday night sewing a formal for you to wear on Saturday.
I am your sister getting up at 2:00 A.M. to let you in when you forgot to bring your key!
I am your sister taking notes for you at your 7:30 A.M. class.
I am your sister conveniently forget- ting my own plans and staying home with you on the night your pinmate decides he wants his pin back.
I understand your silence.
I consider your needs before your de-
I am true to myself and therefore must
be so to you.
I am the same today when prosperity
smiles on you, and tomorrow when
adversity and sorrows come.
I will cheerfully come in when all the world has gone out; I weep with
you when the laughter is away.
I guard your interests as my own, nei- ther flatter nor deceive; I give just praise to your good deeds, and
equally condemn your bad acts.
I am the same to you in the society of the wealthy and proud as in the sol- itude of poverty; a cheerful smile that sheds sunshine in every compa-
I am your sister, and my love for you
TAU DELTA Birmingham Southern
Like the brilliant ruby in the AOII pin, Tau Deltas are shining brightly on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College.
Spring semester found many T au Deltas honored for their exceptional beauty. Heather Howard was crowned Miss Alabama U.S.A. in February. She will compete in the Miss U.S.A. pageant in May.
In the Miss BSC Pageant, Tau Deltas cap- tured the three top places. Kym Williams, a junior musical theatre major, was crowned Miss BSCby last Year's queen, Angela Calla- han (also a Tau Delta). Kristi Tingle (Kym's roommate) received first runner-up. Leslie Blake was named second runner-up and win- ner of the swimsuit competition.
Tau Deltas also made a fine showing on an- other court, the B S C Homecoming Court. Adelia Patrick was named senior representa- tive, and Judy Hastings and Leslie Blake were both sophomore representatives.
Tau Deltas have displayed not only their beauty this spring, but their brains as well. We received the highest G.P.A. of all Greek or- ganizations on campus. Certainly attributing to our outstanding G.P.A. were six- pledge scholarship winners, who all had 4.0's.
Jaydie Gamble, a senior biology major was awarded a scholarshship to South Alabama.
With much campaigning and hard work, three Tau Deltas were very recently awarded leadership positions at BSC. Ellen Woodward was named secretary of BSCs Concert Choir. Two Tau Delta's were elected to serve the Student Government Association; Freeda Fawal, as sophomore representative, and Vicki Van Valkenberg as publications board repre- sentative.
Two constantly award winning Tau Deltas were nominated for OBELISK Awards. BSCs equivalent to the Oscars. Adelia Patrick was nominated for best actress for her performance in BSCs "Charlotte Sweet," and Kristi Tingle was nominated for best supporting actress for her portrayal of a risque showgirl in BSCs production of "Godspell."
In January, we held our annual Crush Par- ty. This party was filled with excitement and anticipation as the girls waited for their dates to pick them up—they didn't know who their dates were!I!
Founders' Day Banquet was also a special event for Tau Delta, especially with our first president, Helen Crane Goodner, as a delight- ful guest speaker.
As the weekend of February 21 drew near, Tau Deltas spent much of their time in tanning salons and shopping malls. The annual Rose Ball was held that weekend. The event began with a pre-party of Friday night and the Rose Ball on Saturday night.
Tau Delta has also been working diligently to earn money for the ArthritisFoundation. In October, we held our Stick-Up for arthritis campaign, where members dressed as bandits and went from dorm to dorm collecting money.
Our most recent big event, which is also our main fund raiser for the Arthritis Foundation, was "Mr. Hilltopper." "Mr. Hilltopper" is a theatrical program sponsored by T au Delia, which involves all sororities and fraternities on campus. This year's theme was "Television," and the 1985 pledge class danced to popular
television theme songs, such as "Gilligan's Is- land," "Andy Griffith," and "Bonanza."
During spring term, we also installed our new officers. Special congratulations are ex- tended to Melanie Luther, the new chapter president, and outgoing president, Sonya Thomas, who was one of six chosen to be a chapter consultant in 1986.
Spring semester has, so far, proven a busy and exciting time for T au Delta.The remainder of spring term promises to be equally exciting, as we are involved in intramural sports, and are busy planning our annual "Spring Ring"
. and "Fall Rush," reported Laura L. Russell.
TAU LAMBDA Shippensburg U .
This semester T a u Lambda held a successful . balloon sale for philanthropy, organized by MaryBeth Carpenter, philanthropic officer. The sisters are very proud because we were
recognized in Region I for our overall G P A .
In early April Tau Lambda took a trip to.
Epsilon Alpha at Penn State. We also enjoyed our spring formal on April 12th.
Other events included the annual Volley- ball Marathon, held on April.19th. This 12- hour marathon was played to benefit the AOII Philanthropic Foundation, reported Cathy
U. of Tennessee at Martin
The wanner than normal winter tempera- ture brought with it an exciting winter quarter for the T au Omicrons. The quarter began with the visit of Chapter Consultant Sherry Caro- thers in January. Sherry shared ideas with offi- cers and discussed the chapter's strengths and weaknesses. She also gave many helpful sug- gestions to those planning to run for new of- fices in February.
Tau Omicron was proud to be represented in the annual Miss U T M pageant by Connie Olliver and Carla McDonald. Carla was named fourth runner-up.
The final week of January was an exciting time for Tau Omicron as we initiated 23 new members. Our Founders' Day celebration and winter social were the next day making it an especially meaningful occasion.
February brought the election of new officers to lead AOII in the upcoming year. Following elections, there was an officer work- shop to prepare new officers for their future roles.
Showing fashions is a favorite past time of the Tau Omicrons. Nine AOIIs modeled the latest fashions in the Panhellenic Fashion Show. A few weeks later, at our annual Moth- er/Daughter Banquet, several mothers and daughters treated the guests to another fashion show which was enjoyed by all.
Tau Omicron is always pleased to report the individual success of members. Donna Ford and Leigh Anne Hargrove were recently ac- cepted to the Student Ambassador Organiza- tion. This is a new organization at U T M in which members travel to area high schools to recruit new students.
Several Tau Omicrons took part in Jump Rope for Heart which benefits the Heart Asso- ciation. We were proud to win the poster con-
test for this event.
Spring quarter was action-packed this year
with more activities than ever. April 3, we participated in Phi Sig Follies, an annual sing and dance competition. The theme this year was "The Fifties" and T au Omicron performed "Jailhouse Rock" and "Splish Splash."
Our long-awaited 20th Anniversary celebra- tion took place on Aprils. Tau Omicron was excited to have three of our founders returning for this event. Activities included Ritual, an open house at the lodge, and a banquet and dance that evening.
We also had our annual Miss Weakley County Pageant to benefit arthritis.
Tau Omicron hopes to recapture our title in All Sing this spring. We placed first in the so- rority division and captured Best of Show for two years straight. This year the theme is "On Broadway" and we will perform songs from "Fiddler on the Roof," reported Michelle Campbell.
THETACHI Morningside College
Spring of 1986 has been a busy time for Theta Chi. We were kept busy with our annual February Follies which was held at "The Cellar" and SHEAF Week. Many fund- raising activities were held including a rock-a- thon and selling homemade heart cookies for Valentines Day. We also held our annual spa- ghetti dinner raffle on February 11. AH events were a great success thanks to all the hard work put forth by all the members and espe- cially our Philanthropic Chairman, Jeanne Donahoo.
March 17 was a day of celebration at the AOII house, for it was our 20th anniversary! We all celebrated with a party given by the pledges. Our 20th Rose Formal was held on April 19th and fun was had by all! A big thanks goes out to Cherie Kness for all the time and effort she put forth to make it such a success!
Chapter consultant, Leslie Friedberg, ar- rived at Morningside on March 19 and stayed through the 27th. She was very enthusiastic and helped us to make many positive changes within the chapter. It was great to have her stay with us and we hope she enjoyed her tour of Sioux City!
The spring semester ended on a high note for Theta Chi when we received the Scholar- ship trophy on April 23 for having the highest grade point average among the sororities on campus, reported Tara Meyer.
U. of Washington
Kicking off the springtime activities at Upsi- lon was Sigma Chi Derby Days. Everyone had an excellent time participating in the wide va- riety of events which included a derby hunt, pyramid building and a number of different foot races.
As Derby Days drew to an end it was time to get in shape for Greek Week. We kept in physical shape for the field events and with the help of songleader Molly Hemmen we got our voices in shape for songfest. All the girls in the chapter got involved and it was a wonderful success.
The last big event of spring was the annual dance put on by the pledge class. The pledges and new initiates worked very hard making sure we all would have a great time. Their ef- forts paid off and the dance was fabulous.
Along with participating in all the exciting springtime activities we at Upsilon have been working hard on developing our rush skills and preparing for fall rush. Rush chairman, Shannon Boldizar, organized skills workshops and work days. With the help of Shannon and the rest of the rush team we will be well pre- pared to make 1986 the best rush ever at Upsi- lon, reported Lisa Tremann.
U. of Texas San Antonio
Howdy from Texas and Upsilon Lambda Chapter ! We've had a fantastic time this se- mester. We began the semester by initiating ten wonderfulsisters. We also held election of officers where Sharon Brown was elected chapter president.
Next, informal rush began with a western theme to help usher in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Imagine forty girls dressed in white cowboy hats cowboy boots, and red bandanas. What a sight! Our hard work paid off when we pledged five terrific girls and reached chapter total.
Shortly after pledging, our chapter con- sultant, Jennifer Jansen came to visit us for a week.
Our first spring mixer was "Graffiti" with the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Next we had an exciting "Tacky Tourist" mixer with the Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity.
The greatest accomplishment of this semes- ter was our first annual "Spring Fashion Show." All the Greeks on campus got in- volved in this fantastic event in which we raised $925 for arthritis research.
We ended this semester with Greek Week, Fiesta UTSA, and our spring formal "Rose Ball," reported Elizabeth Leinweber.
Alpha Omicron Pi
AOII will celebrate its centennial in 1997. To prepare for the centennial, a Centennial Celebration Committee has been established. One of the func- tions of this committee is to develop a comprehensive history of the fraterni- ty which will be published and avail- able at the time of the centennial convention in 1997.
Carolyn Harris, Past International President, is the chairman for devel- oping and publishing AOITs 100th history.
It is important to document the his- tory of closed chapters as well as ac- tive chapters. W e believe the research and preparation of the history of the closed chapters lends itself to an excel- lent internship opportunity. AOTI Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee houses the historical documents of the fraternity; therefore, the internship would need to be conducted at Head- quarters.
Although there is no stipend avail- able for this internship, we believe that many universities and colleges would support such an internship by providing academic credit for the work performed related to a student's major field of study in history or jour- nalism, for example.
If you are interested in applying for this internship please write to:
Internship Alpha Omicron Pi 3821 Cleghorn Avenue Nashville, T N 37215
An application form will be sent to you.
Zeta Psi's from East Carolina U . take a rest after rush.
Maxine Kijek, Nu Omicron, Vanderbilt U. is a new Y oung Alumni Trustee.
Nu Omicron Member
Elected to Board of
Maxine S. Kijek, a graduating senior, has been elected as Vanderbilt Universi- ty's Young Alumni Trustee. Maxine is from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the School of Nursing where she was president of her nursing class and served on the executive nursing council. She is a member of Who's Who, Mortar Board President, Omicron Delta Kappa Leader- ship Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year for 1986, Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honorary, and Nu Omi- cron Rush Chairman for two years. She was nominated for Lady of the Bracelet, the highest non-academic honor given by Vanderbilt University. Maxine will be going to Dallas to work in Neo-natal Intensive Care and then plans to get her M B A to eventually enter Hospital Administration.
Your Support to theAOn Philanthropic Foundation is always needed!
Alumnae Chapter Activity
CHICAGO WEST SUBURBAN
Ice cream for everyone! That was how the children at Wylers Children's Hospital located at the University of Chicago felt after receiving from the Chicago West Suburban Alumnae Chapter their ice cream magnets. We all helped make them with the assistance of our philanthropic chairman, Fran Poole, at our March meeting. We always enjoy our oppor- tunity to help brighten the children's day on our visit to the hospital.
Among our other activities which have kept us busy this winter and spring are a game night which included ah AOII trivia game led by our fraternity education chairman, Liz Pietch, a visit to a local furniture store to learn decorating techniques and officer installation with lots of "A O Pies". We also helped out with an Arthritis Foundation phone-a-thon, reported Nancy Perko Bussing.
Fifty Dallas Alumnae Chapter and Delta Theta collegiates from Texas Woman's Univer- sity gathered for Founders' Day with a brunch on a beautiful Saturday morning in December to celebrate and honor our Founders.
In our Founders' memory, we recognized four sisters who have contributed to the suc- cess of the'Dallas Alumnae Chapter: Dallas Alumnae Chapter, Janet Bade; Delta Theta Collegiate, Lisa Waterwall; Corporate Board, Jean Gilbert; Alumnae Advisory Board, Carol Stevenson.
Dallas alumnae, Delta Theta collegiates and friends enjoyed the November "Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It" auction for the Holiday Ways and Means project. Everyone enjoyed shopping for Christmas at the fourth annual fundraiser.
Dallas alumnae wore casual clothes and brought a towel to the January meeting. "Body Massage and Stress Relievers," where we learned how to relax and get rid of stress, reported Laurie Barnes Engles.
The Evansville Tri-State alumnae enjoyed a
salad luncheon last October in the home of Janet Walsh Baize. Melvina Fridy Tromley presented a program on applique quilting. She displayed several examples from commemora- tive quilts she has done.
In November we got together at Sandy Baechle Raben's home for a holiday cookie ex- change and a program on microwave cooking.
After spending the fall sharpening . our homemaking skills with sewing and cooking programs we were more than ready for the ele- gant Founders' Day Luncheon at Oak Meadow
Country Club Jane Grafton Purdie arranged. The collegiates from C h i Lambda and their mothers joined the alumnae to hear guest speaker Regional Director, Ann Gilchrist.
After a short winter break, a brunch was held in March at June Hamilton Meyers' home. Janie Mengon Bernhardt, Frances New Hadden, Rita Mendehall Mengon, and Ginny Meyers Kreke prepared the meal. We all en-
joyed a program entitled, "The Lighter Side of Education." Excitement built up when the win- ner of the gourmet dinner was drawn. This raffle is a money making project for the alum- nae. The committee of Becky Chreech Nim- nicht, Kathy Lawson Bartelt, and Gihny Kreke
.prepare a gourmet dinner for eight in the win- ner's home and even clean up afterwards, reported Pamela Adams Pepper.
FOUR! Watch out for the sand trap! No, the Long Beach Alumnae Chapter wasn't playing at the L A Open, but we were "slicing" a good time at our Couple's Night Miniature Golf Tournament. Several foursomes were formed that tried to conquer the perils and pitfalls of the strategic course. Despite the moving trap doors, swinging pendulums, and other obsta- cles, an enjoyable evening was had by all.
Attendance at Founders' Day was high on February 1, as we gathered to recognize Helen, Bess, Jess and Stella. All of us shared an after- noon of conversing, listening and remember- ing. We were just recently informed that we donated $268.50 to the Ruby Fund, the largest amount donated by an alumnae chapter at the luncheon.
We have been busily preparing for the Lead- ership Conference that we will be hosting June 27-29. We are anticipating an informative and fun meeting for both collegians and alumnae. The women of the Long Beach Alumnae Chap- ter are looking forward to seeing our sisters in Region VIII very soon.
Other events that we have recently accom- plished have been our "Current" products fund-raiser—a smashing success, elections of new officers and "adoptirig-a-family", report- ed Suzanne Elken.
Take some felt, sequins, thread, ribbon and an assortment of other craft items. Add some creativity, imagination and a lot of hard work. Simmer throughout the year, stirring frequent- ly. Serve to family and friends at the beginning of December. This is Macomb County Alum- nae Chapter's recipe for a successful philan- thropic project. Each year Macomb Alumnae create numerous handmade treasures which they donate to the annual Christmas Auction. The 1985 Auction, held December 11, was a big success with all proceeds going to local and AOII philanthropies.
Our chapter president, Nancy Moyer Mc- Cain is this year's recipient of the Helen St. Clair Mullen Award. This award honors the alumnae who has given outstanding service to the Fraternity. Nancy is most deserving of this award because she has served AOII in many ways since her initiation and continues to share her enthusiasm today. We are very proud of her.
In 1986-87, the president of Detroit Alum- nae Panhellenic will be Macomb County Alumnae Chapter member Pat Wilson. Pat has been active in Detroit Panhellenic, represent- ing AOII, for 14 years. She is looking forward
to her term as president and we're sure she'll do a wonderful job.
Our monthly meetings have been busy and full of variety. Our agenda included a bow- making workshop, a book review, fraternity education, and making valentines for Oil chapter and K P Colony. Since the weather in Michigan can be so unpredictable, Founders' Day festivities were postponed until April. We joined other area alumnae in celebrating our founding with a luncheon at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, hosted by Detroit North Suburban Alumnae Chapter, reported Chris- tine Kaczmarek Graham.
The Portland Alumnae Chapter is proud to
have Carmen Baker Gibbons as Portland Alumnae Panhellenic president for 1985-86. She heads the organization representing 18 na- tional sororities in the local area. An annual fashion show is Panhellenic's major fundrais- ing event to provide scholarships for Oregon sorority women. This year Kimberly McCor- mick, Alpha Sigma, is the recipient of one of the six scholarships that were given.
Getting reacquainted and comparing sum- mer activities occupied Portland, Alumnae members at a kickoff potluck this fall at the home of B.J. Biggs Noles. A report on Con- vention was given by President Elinor Sak- rison Bjorklund.
In December Founders' Day was celebrated with a beautiful brunch at the Marriott Hotel. As we remembered the bonds that tie us together as AOIIs, we honored four 50-year members: Barbara Rains, Sigma; Doris Holmes Bailey, Alpha Sigma; Signe Rasmus- sen Asendorf, Alpha Sigma; and Joyce New- berg Allen, Alpha Sigma. Special recognition was given to Lucile Loyd Hood, Rho '17, who has been a member of AOII for the longest time, and to Carmen Baker Gibbons, Upsilon, for her contributions to our chapter and community.
Our major fundraising event for arthritis was our Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show held April 19, at the Waverly Country Club. Last year Portland Alumnae contributed $700 to the Rheumatology Fund at . Oregon Health Sciences University and were awarded recogni- tion in the university's newsletter as an orga- nization that had donated more than $500 during the past year. Over $5000 has been do- nated to the Rheumatology Fund by the Port- land Alumnae Chapter. A contribution to the Arthritis Foundation will also be made by the chapter during the annual Telethon in April.
Portland Alumnae Chapter is celebrating 70 years in Alpha Omicron Pi this year, reported Suzanne Hughes.
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This year the State College Alums tried something a little different to raise money! W e put together a "goodie basket" which was pre- sented to the collegiates during finals week, purchased by their parents.
Other events rounding out the year included a Homecoming coffee with the returning alums and collegiates at their suite, Senior Dessert, Foreign potluck dinner at a home of an alum, Collegiate Initiation, Spring business meeting and hosting visiting International officers, reported Jean Lundy.
In January members of the Tucson Alumnae Chapter gathered at the Tucson National Golf Club, to celebrate Founders' Day. After a lovely luncheon, our program was highlighted by several exciting events.
With much enthusiasm we recognized and honored eleven alumnae members for 50 years of sisterhood. Susan Arnold Targove, the Chapter President, introduced each alumna and awarded her a 50-year certificate, while Carla Keegan, Chapter Treasurer presented each sister with a rose. Those alumnae receiv- ing the 50-year certificates were: Elizabeth Quarles Roth, II, '25; Mary White Staubly, A, '34; Ellen Barnett Fitzgerald, TA, '25; Josephine Hahen Arthur, P, '25; Jean Glenn English, I , '20; Alice Pass McHugh, T , '35; Florence Emily Backus, B$, '32; Mary Robbins Feil, '28; Dorothy Betz Cowing, SI, '19; Erna Kramer James, 9 H , '35; and Lucille Reynolds Dallas, 9, '27.
Our speaker for the afternoon, a fel- ow Tucsonian, Teri Anderson, shared her thoughts and feelings about our Founders and celebrating sisterhood together. Teri left us all with a very important reminder, that yes, al- though we were in a sorority in college, we are still AOIIs today!
Suzi Levitz Payton, City Panhellenic Presi- dent reported on the events of Panhel and news from the University of Arizona campus.
The afternoon was topped off with a report given by Membership Chairman, Mary Par- ker, that all of the hard work exerted by the officers has been rewarded, and a new "en- couraging" membership total was announced.
A reminder was given of the schedule of events, for the next few months, but before closing the members gathered outside in the gorgeous Arizona sun to mark this event with a picture. A l l members then left the luncheon with a renewed spirit, knowing that great things lie ahead for Tucson!, reported Cather- ine Connelly Wieand.
Election and installation of new officers was held in March in Georgetown. Linnette Garber is our new president. Filling out the slate are Elissa Fisher, Robbye Wilson, Robin Ham- mett, Diane Wells, Bonnie Miles and Michael Ann Wells, Ruth Haggerty and Helen Gilbert. Pam Myers, Pi Delta's Alumnae Liaison offi- cer, joined us at our March meeting. She invit- ed us to the April "Alumnae Rush Party" at the chapter house. At our Senior Dessert in April we had Connie Morella of the Maryland House of Delegates speak to the Pi Delta Chapter. Finishing up our Spring schedule was our annual Arthritis Bake Sale in May, report- ed MichaelAnn Wells.
Allison Dumble Mudrick, left, and Carmen Baker Gibbons, right, present a check from the Port- land Alumnae Chapter to Dr. Robert M . Bennett, Head of the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Oregon Health Sciences University.
Rochester AOIIs are reaching out in sister- hood to other women, not because they are AOIIs, but because they are women in need. One of our members, Judith Goldstein Bulin, is on the Board of Directors at Alternatives for Battered W omen, Inc.
Judith is an instructor at Monroe Communi- ty College. She has mentioned Alternatives for Battered Women (ABW) in her classroom as an example of the way a non-profit organi- zation works. The information proved to be valuable to more than one female student who had to seek shelter from a violent boyfriend.
Last month she gave a presentation about how A B W was established in Rochester, N Y ; how many women are served and protected; and what services are offered to women and their families in crisis situations.
All the Rochester AOIIs are becoming more educated about domestic violence so we can encourage women whom we may know to seek help from A B W if they are in crisis situa- tions at home.
ABW was overwhelmed by the toys, cloth- ing and craft supplies that Rochester AOIIs donated to the shelter recently. We plan to make donations of this kind an annual out- reach project, reported Judith Plunkett Wien.
Coming up with ideas for fund raisers is al- ways a difficult task. Coming up with ideas for successful fund raisers is a real challenge. Someone suggested selling at a flea market. Why not? we thought and the work began.
President, Karen Ryan, put out the word in her newsletter to save saleable "treasures" for the big event. Board members gathered, sorted and priced each item.
The early birds in the group met at 5:15 on the morning of the flea market. They cara- vaned (two pick-ups and a sedan loaded with merchandise) to the high school parking lot, the site of the flea market. Even at this early hour there were other cars in line hoping for the best spots. We were able to get an excellent
location in a heavy traffic area. We set out our wares.
The early morning rain would soon stop. After all this was spring in sunny California. The gates would open and bargain hunters would soon arrive. The gates opened, but the rain kept coming. Would anyone come to a flea market in the rain? Yes! It was amazing! We looked like a group of drowned rats, but it was fun. Mike Ryan, Karen's husband, was our barker. Aimee, Bee, Virginia, Sandy, Karen, Carol, Jean and Carol were our sales ladies. Hats off to the San Jose alumnae who donated their time and treasures to make this a successful event, reported Carol Pedersen Jury.
SOUTH B A Y PALOS VERDES
More than 400 collegiate and alumnae mem- bers celebrated Founders' Day on February 1.
Collegiate members from U.S.C., Cal State University Northridge, Cal State University, Long Beach, University of California, San Die- go and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will attend. Members of alumna chapters from San Diego to Ventura attended representing colleges in 48 states and Canada.
The South Bay-Palos Verdes Chapter was the hostess chapter.
STATE COLLEGE, P A
The State College alums met almost month- ly this year for chapter meetings and to plan activities with the Epsilon Alpha Collegiate Chapter.
In August we presented, belatedly, the Rose Award to Marie Wrobleski Fedon. Marie was the driving force that saw the Epsilon Alpha Chapter reinstalled at the Pennsylvania State University.
September found us busy with rush: mem- bership selection, food preparation, bid- matching, etc. We are excited that there were seven legacies in the new fall pledge class of 28.
By Melis Roche Erlbeck, Chapter Adviser
March 18, 1986 was a long awaited day for members of local sorority Theta Beta Gamma at Towson State University. Fifty three girls were pledged the first possible night a col- onization could be arranged. O n March 26 a second smaller coloniza- tion ceremony and party was held to pledge one more girl making a grand total of 54 colony members. O n March 10 an AOII information pre- sentation had been led by Kris Burfiend, Region I Extension Officer, as a result of Theta Beta Gamma lo- cal choosing AOII.
Towson State University Colony's origin was the founding of Theta Beta Gamma on May 17, 1984 when ten girls initiated each other with the hope of promoting friendship, hones- ty, and integrity while recognizing the worth of the individual and en- couraging innovative thinking. Re- search on their part pointed to Alpha Omicron Pi as the international so- rority that matched their goals and ideals.
To Virginia "Ginger" Mylander, Theta Beta Gamma's President, AOII was not a new name, since her grandmother was Virginia "Ginny" Boggers Mylander, Past International Vice President in charge of ritual.
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New AOIIs at Towson.
Sandy Reeder, 1985 Rose Award winner and President of the Balti- more Alumnae Chapter leads a group of alums eager to have a colony near enough to actively support on a weekly basis. Barbara Green Kur- gansky chaired the committee for the colonization and organized the eve- ning. Carmel Kaiser, Regional Vice President for Region I and members of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter presided at the colonization with members of Pi Delta, University of Maryland and Baltimore alums act- ing as sponsors.
The colonization ceremony ended with the presentation of a red silk rose to each new pledge by her spon- sor. Refreshments, arranged by Carol Lee Schulz Hensyl were then served. A brief program of welcome to the new colony followed, climaxed
for Melis Roche Erlbeck, Chapter Adviser with the presentation of a composite picture of Theta Beta Gamma members, and climaxed for TSU colony members with the pre- sentation of "IPledged A0I1"T- shirts. Pi Delta led an AOII song session to top off the evening.
Attending the colonization from TSU were Marion B. Hoffman, Dean of Student Services and Greek A d - viser, and Louise K. Shulack, Area Coordinator-Residence Department and Panhellenic Adviser.
Members of the Alumnae Advis- ory Committee are Phyllis Zaremba Heaberlin, Barbara Kurgansky, Nancy Sutton Elson, Sue Shuffle Kreft, Director of the Maryland Ar- thritis Foundation, Pam Mace, Dale Eberlein Scarlett, Nancy Grimley Van Eron, Sandy Reederm Deanna
Troy, Kathleen Baumgardner Cam- panella, Mary Pohanka Parr, Paige Thielemann, Barbara Boardman, and Mary Stude.
Nancy Perry Bowers, Regional Vice President Region II had a major role in an advisory capacity preceed- ing the colonization as did Diane Douglass and Becky Pena of Head- quarters staff, Melanie Doyle, Vice President of Development, and Peg Crawford, International President.
Throughout the colonization and celebration there was a feeling of sis- terhood shared by the newest pledges and the many collegians and alumnae in the room. Everyone is looking for- ward to that special day when this colony will be installed as a chapter in Alpha Omicron Pi.
New colony members pose together after ceremony.
Delta Alpha Installed at University of Missouri-Columbia
By Sharon DeRoze
Alpha Omicron Pi has been firmly planted at the University of Missouri. On Feb. 8, the 53 members of Del- ta Alpha placed their signatures on their charter. AOII became the 16th National Panhellenic Council sorori- ty on the M U campus. Located in Columbia, the University of Missouri has one of the strongest and most competitive Greek systems in the
The long-awaited weekend began
with a Rose Inspiration night on Fri- day at the University of Missouri Alumni Center. The colony members spent a few hours together in prepa- ration for the next day. International President Peg Crawford, Region V I Vice President Barb Kramer, mem- bers of Phi chapter from the Univer- sity of Kansas, and members of Delta Pi chapter from Central Missouri State University also shared the eve- ning with the colony members.
On Saturday, initiation began early at the Holiday Inn. Delta A l - pha members were honored to have Peg Crawford initiate them. Mrs. Crawford was assisted by Barb Kramer, Phi members Mary Theil, Jean Casagrande and Patty Comp- ton, Delta Pi members Susan Bachali, Lori Dill, Tomi Duffett, Lori Dutoit, Barb Perusse, K im Phillips and Stacey Sanders. Tina Rackers from the Jefferson City-Columbia alumnae chapter and alumnae from St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Northern Arkansas were also on hand.
After initiation, M rs. Crawford proceeded with the installation of the chapter, the officers and the pledging of five members.
Charter members and pledges proudly wore their new pins as they, their parents and friends attended the Rose Banquet Saturday night at the Holiday Inn. Members of Phi chap- ter, Delta Pi chapter and visiting
Delta Alpha members pose for formal picture.
Alumnae attended also. Peg Craw- ford, Barb Kramer and Delta Alpha advisors Dian Sprenger, Ruth Friar, Kim Campbell and Cheryl Broster spoke at the banquet.
After dinner, Delta Alpha Presi- dent Shelly Sharp opened presents to the chapter. Shelly also received her president's ring from Peg Crawford. Later, the women of Delta Alpha and the Alumnae tried out the new lov- ing cup while parents and friends looked on.
The women of Delta Alpha attend- ed a rituals workshop given by Peg Crawford and Barb Kramer on Sun- day morning. Later that afternoon, the new chapter held a reception at the Alumni Center to introduce the sorority to the M U campus. Deans of all the schools and colleges, fraterni- ty and sorority presidents, residential life officials and members of local businesses were invited.
Delta Alpha was colonized on March 2, 1985. It has been guided
by dedicated alumnae Cheryl Bros- ter—scholarship chairman, Kim Campbell—chapter advisor, Ruth Friar—chapter relations advisor, Dian Sprenger—rush advisor and Carol Taylor—financial advisor.
In its short life, Delta Alpha has already participated in homecoming and is participating in its second Greek W eek. AOII's Sigma Phi Epsi- lon Fight Night queen candidate, Buffy Whitworth came in first place in money votes. AOIT also came in first place in an oozeball (volley ball in the mud) tournament, and seventh place in the Pi Kappa Alpha Rock-a- like lip sync contest. Delta Alpha is definitely making a place for itself on this highly competitive campus.
One associate alumna was initiat- ed. Lisa Triplett is a graduate from the University of Missouri School of Nursing.
Two Delta Alpha members were already initiates, Lynn White—vice president pledge educator and Me- lonna Evans.
Delta Alpha just completed its spring rush in which 18 new mem- bers were pledged. That's a sign that AOII has not only been planted but is growing at the University of Mis- souri.
Thinking about organizing an alumnae Panhellenic group in your town/city? For help, contact your NPC Adviser for Prospective Alumnae Panhellenics:
Jan Covington(Mrs.R.L.) 1112 W alnut Drive Morgan City, La. 70380 504-384-7236
Famous Mouse Confers with International President
Andrea Therese Bricca, a journalism student at the University of Maryland, has been named recipient of the 1986-87 Wendy Lou Stark memorial scholarship.
Andrea served as 1985 corresponding secretary of Pi Delta Chapter. In addition she has worked her way up to sports editor of the Diamondback, having pre- viously covered Maryland track, basket- ball, football and baseball. During the summer of 1984 she worked as a sports
staff writer at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland. She has also been published in To Dragma.
The scholarship is given in memory of Wendy Lou Stark, a member of Pi Delta Chapter at the University of Maryland. Preference for the award is given to jour- nalism students who are members of Al- pha OmicronPi.
The scholarship was established by members of Pi Delta Chapter and friends
of the James Stark family to remember Wendy, who was murdered in 1982 as she was on her way to meet her family for a birthday celebration.
Those interested in contributing to the fund can do so by sending contributions to the W endy Lou Stark Memorial Schol- arship, c/o Lois E. Kay, College of Jour- nalism, University of Maryland, College Park, M D 20742.
Unidentified sources revealed a clandestine meeting between Disney Corporation's Mickey Mouse and AOII's Peg Crawford. Peg divulged little about the meeting except the fact that she and Mr. Mouse saw eye-to-eye on most subjects. "It is
always a pleasure to deal with such polite corporate leaders at my own level," said Peg, referring to the fact that she and Mickey are the same height. After coffee the pair ex- changed business cards and quietly parted in their separate limousines.
Pi Delta Member Wins Scholarship
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis
Obispo, Adds A O n Colony
By Deborah Barrett, San Fernando Valley Alumnae Chapter President
Enthusiasm and sisterhood sur- rounded the colonization of the new- est AOI1 addition to Region VIII, the colony at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Assisted by four of the new colony advisors, a colonization team and members of the Sigma Phi Chapter from California State University, Northridge, Melanie Doyle, Interna- tional Vice President of Development performed the colony ceremony wel- coming 47 women as colony mem- bers on October 8th.
Colonization activities began with a spirited informational party featur- ing Sigma Phi rush entertainment. The sisterhood theme was a hit with flapper dresses, 1920's inspired deco- rations, songs and dances. The Cal Poly women who attended were so eager to learn about AOFI that the party lasted much longer than ex- pected.
The following days were filled with interviews. "We knew we had made a splash with the women of Cal Poly when we saw them after their interviews, proudly wearing their " I love AOn" buttons," says Phyllis Gilson, Regional Director VIII.
With the last interview completed, it was time to get the women togeth- er and welcome them into AOFI through the colonization ceremony. As local alumnae, and Sigma Phis stood as sponsors, colony members each received the rose colony pin and red roses and wheat. Then, together as AOIIs, alumnae, collegiates and colony members joined hands in a special friendship circle for heartfelt congratulations and wishes for the future.
Having just a little time to learn a few songs, take a few pictures and decide their next meeting, it was time to greet campus representatives and dignitaries at the all-university cam- pus reception. Learning a few AOn songs turned out to be a valued ac- tivity, since the Sigma Alpha Epsi- lon Fraternity came to serenade. And before leaving, they congratulated the AOII's on their colonization with a rose presented to Melanie Doyle.
Next to the colony members, the new advisors were the most excited. These dedicated women were instru- mental in the colonization, providing the guidance and support necessary. They include Dr. Sarah Burroughs, colony advisor, Carol Smith, Finan- cial Advisor, Marilyn Hamilton, Chapter Relations Advisor and Mau- reen Forgeng, Rush Advisor.
"The Panhellenic support here at Cal Poly has been outstanding. Their
willingness to help publicize our col- onization and assistance in planning the events was invaluable," says Dr. Burroughs. There are seven other so- rorities on campus with the last group colonizing 10 years ago. Two fraternities have now been installed after colonization efforts last year. "The time was right for a new NPC to go on at Cal Poly and we're so happy to be the group that was cho- sen," states Melanie Doyle.
Cal Poly advisors from left, Marilyn Hamilton, Dr. Sarah Burroughs, Carol Smith, and Maureen Forgeng.
AOn Colonizes At V.C.U.
Colony members pose together after the banquet.
By Kirsten Eastwood
The week that the local sorority Phi Omega had eagerly awaited has arrived. The colony pins, pledge handbooks, " I Pledged AOII" T- shirts were all in their boxes ready to be unpacked. The room was booked, the regional officers scheduled to ar- rive and Virginia Commonwealth University prepared itself for the arrival of its third national sorority . . . Alpha Omicron Pi.
As Richmond's urban university, V.C.U. has never seen the likes of such a gathering as took place on Wednesday, October 9. The Rich- mond alumnae had organized a terrific information meeting for inter- ested students to come and chat, to find out about AOII, and all that it has to offer, and to meet AOIIs from as far away as Tennessee, Canada, and Virginia Beach. The event was enthusiastically supported by Pi Del- ta, University of Maryland, and Gamma Alpha, George Mason Uni- versity, chapters who arrived "en masse" and who helped to create a fun, warm, and welcoming atmos- phere.
Other AOIIs who helped make the evening a success were Becky Pena, Chapter Services Coordinator, Re- gional Director Millie Murphy, Hud Clark, President of the Virginia Tide- water Alumnae Chapter, Ruth
Shorter, Richmond Alumnae Chap- ter President and adviser to the new colony, many members of the Rich- mond Alumnae Chapter, and Chap- ter Consultant Kirsten Eastwood.
Thursday and Friday morning, all were kept busy interviewing, provid- ing coffee and doughnuts, checking last minute details for the banquet, and deciding what to wear for the ceremony! It was a thoroughly en- joyable experience as AOIIs of all ages and backgrounds pooled their respective ideas and talents to ensure that the colonization was a success.
On Friday afternoon, the bids were extended to the marvelous women who had been interviewed the previ- ous day. Then at 5:30 p.m., the colo- nization ceremony took place with parents and close family friends in attendance. Pictures, flowers, hugs, and many smiles followed. The women from Chi Beta at the Univer- sity of Virginia are to be commended for their participation in the ceremo- ny and for showing once again how close and supportive AOII really is.
A wonderful dinner for colony members, visiting and local AOIIs and parents followed in the Com- mons at V.C.U. At this time, the Alumnae Advisory Committee who will be working very closely with the colony was introduced along with the guests from Nashville and Virgin- ia Beach. The evening had created and renewed many friendships and certainly left many memories.
It is to be noted that all this would not have been possible without the support and never-flagging hope of the Richmond Alumnae. They did everything possible to make the week comfortable and successful and suc- ceeded in creating a very friendly at- mosphere. With the backing of such outgoing alums, the colony is sure to be supported in all that it does. It goes without saying that they'll make AOII the most respected sorority at V.C.U.!
Virginia Commonwealth U.new colony members.
Gamma Upsilon Installed at Saint Leo College
Saint Leo College
Alpha Omicron Pi became the first international sorority on the campus of Saint Leo College, Florida, when the 143rd chapter was installed on Saturday, January 11, 1986.
The festivities began on Friday night, January 10, with the Rose In- spiration Night. Initiation and in- stallation began Saturday morning and was followed by a buffet lunch- eon served by the Greater Pinnellas Alumnae Chapter. Following the ini-
tiation and installation, a reception was given for the new AOII chapter and members. The Rose Banquet then took place that evening.
Speakers at the Rose Banquet in- cluded Peg Crawford, International President; Peggy Matthews, Gamma Upsilon Advisor; Marion Clouse, Re- gional Extension Officer; Patsy Cox, Regional Director and Lis Donald- son, Regional Vice-president.
Special guests included sisters from
the Greater Pinnellas alumnae chap- ter and sisters from Gamma Omi- cron, University of Florida and Gamma Theta, University of S. Florida.
Gifts and cards were received from local alumnae and AOII chapters across the country.
The sisters of Gamma Upsilon would like to thank everyone for contributions, time, and efforts that made the weekend so very special.
AOII Barbeque, A Knoxville Tradition, Celebrates 25 Years
Members get ready to serve up the barbeque!
Knoxville alumnae and collegians start- ed this fall with a delightful and informa- tive look at the history of our annual fund raiser, the AOII Barbeque. This Knoxville tradition has become known campus wide and throughout the com- munity. A real pride is felt by us all as we make yearly preparations for the event.
1985 Alumnae Chairmen were Becky Duncan Massey and Jan Black Deader- ick. Mother's Club Chairmen were Gale Pettit and Beverly Lynch. Collegiate Chairmen were Lisa Pettit and Shannon Gibbey.
Our honored guest was Mrs. Ann Breazeale. She made the initial suggestion that a barbeque would be a good fund raiser. This occurred at a Mother's Club meeting in 1961. She had seen barbeques done before Clemson games in South Carolina. Her idea was wholeheartedly embraced by Catherine Cifers and Lib Jourleman who joined her in following through. They contacted the University and made arrangements for the first bar- beque in 1962.
Oh, how things have changed since Liiat first event! The meat was prepared by Dr. Cole, a U.T. professor who was famous for his delicious barbeque. Com- munity business support was evident from the start—buns were acquired from Kern's Bakery owned by an old Knoxville family, coffee from J.F.G. and cokes served in tubs of ice.
Mrs. Jourleman prepared the beans and slaw in the kitchen of Fort Sanders Hospital where she was the dietician.
Others involved were M rs. Coleman, Mrs. Medcalf, Mrs. Decker, and Mrs. Burdette, all Mothers Club members. Alumnae who were involved were Betty Rayson, Nancy Mills, WLWL Luttrell, Rose Benedict and more. College Presi- dent was Lolly Taylor Harrill.
Ann Breazele and Catherine Cifers enjoy an- other success.
If your alumnae chapter holds a successful event, let us know!
Becky Duncan Massey, 1985 Alumnae Chair- man and friend.
The second year gas cookers were bor- rowed from the National Guard. The third year electricity was "borrowed" by way of miles of extension cords from the Sigma Chi Fraternity house.
Many years have been livened up by extras. In 1964 five little piglets on leash- es were "guests" at the Barbeque. In the 1970's at Holly W att's suggestion the plate lunch was changed to a bag lunch.
As alumnae Rose Benedict recalled, the barbeque has always been a popular event for all the local and state politi- cians. For instance, John Duncan, U.S. Representative, whose daughter Becky Massey was this year's Alumnae Chair- man, has always attended.
Each year has it's own stories, some- times rain, sometimes cold and so on. The function continues to evolve and change. However, one thing remains the same—the wonderful tradition and the fun and fellowship which is so much a part of Alpha Omicron Pi no matter what one's affiliation—a collegiate, an alumnae, or a Mother's Club member.
New Executive Board Member
Editor's Note: Helen McMahon has re- signed from the board due to other per- sonal commitments. Robin has accepted the Board's appointment for her to fill Helen's unexpired term. Robin will serve until the 1987 convention and then be eli- gible for election by Council.
I think that we all continue to serve AOII because we have reaped so many benefits. It's funny how, as we keep try- ing to repay AOII, we are continually re- warded. The scales are never even.
After serving as pledge class Vice President, I served Iota chapter as cor- responding secretary. After graduation I worked for AOII as a traveling secretary for one year.
Shortly after Dick and I were married he took a job in Dallas. That put me right in the middle of a town where I had no job, no family, no friends. I called the AOII alum president for a friendly voice. In less than a month I was membership chairman. In the years that followed I served AOII as the city Panhellenic dele-
year and a half in Austin, I was living in "The Valley of the Sun."
Once again the AOII's involved me quickly. This time, in less than six months, I was elected Regional Vice Pres- ident (1980) . . . a position I am still en- joying.
With Dick, an associate professor of marketing and advertising at Arizona State University, and our two young daughters, Elizabeth (5 yr.) and Amanda (2 yr.), one would think that I could keep busy enough. The parenting organiza- tions to which I belong and my faculty wives club activities are great but they don't measure up to the rewards and friendships I get from AOII.
I am excited about being so involved in AOII at a time like this. The professional- ism, the expansion, the progressiveness of the fraternity at this moment make AOII one of the most dynamic organiza- tions for women today. I am honored (and humbled) to be asked to share in some of the decision-making that makes AOn the Best!
tion. The leader must have organiza- tion as well as an outlined plan of progress forher own sense.
When thinking about direction, don't be afraid to ask where are we going, and why? Evaluate direction with the Executive Council as well as the entire chapter. Establish both long and short term goals to lead to the desired destination.
A leader must work together with her chapter. She must possess skills of humor, flexibility, perspective, consistency, reliability, fairness and sensitivity. As a leader, tracks will be made. Don't say in the end, "ifI had the chance to do it all over again I'd . . . " Keep files, notebooks, and journals. Don't make the chapter reinvent the training program every election.
Excellence is the final standard for the eternal life of Alpha Omicron Pi. Many times if an officer does not feel like walking out, she may not be try- ing hard enough. A leader is some- one who gets up one more time than she is knocked down.
Holding an Office DoesNot Necessarily Make a Leader
By Kelli Hallas, Kappa Alpha Whatever the position, the AOII leader is the chapter's impression to those outside of AOII. There are many ethics and responsibilities a leader must uphold inside the chap- ter. Not only do they apply to AOII, but to its members and designated of-
fices as well.
With the position of an officer in
the chapter comes many tough decisions which must be faced and decided upon. It is the way these sit- uations are dealt with which will make the difference between an offi- cer of the chapter and a leader.
As a leader, the most important re- sponsibility to the chapter will come in the areas of motivation, communi- cation, organization, and direction. The way these four are implemented
by chapter leaders will create strength and sisterhood throughout the entire chapter. Each channel, however has particular areas the leader must be aware of.
It is very important for leaders to recognize and remember that chapter members will support what they help create. A leader must encourage in- volvement and give recognition and reinforcement when and where it is needed.
With communication comes the practice of an open door policy. The leader will always have her door open for chapter business as well as personal matters. A leader must lis- ten, respect opinions, stimulate dis- cussion, suggestions, and criticism.
All great errors, mistakes, losses and defeats begin with an assump-
gate, chapter vice president, and chapter president.
Little did I know when I attended the 1977 convention in Scottsdale I was in- specting my future home! After a short
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A AOII Socks $4.00
B AOII Note Pad $.75
C AOI1 Candle $4.00
D AOII License Plate $2.00
E AOII Stadium Cushion $4.00
F AOn Decal $.50
G AOII Wreath Cross-Stitch Kit $6.50 H AOII Key Rings, Clear or Red $3.00
I I Love AOII Button $.50
J AOII Playing Cards, single deck $2.50, double deck
K AOn Bumper Sticker $.75
L AOII License Frame $3.00
M AOn Needlepoint Kit $12.00
N AOII Balloons $.25
O AOII Rose Needlepoint Kit $6.50
P AOIIMug $2.50
Q AOII Headband $2.00
R AOfl Sunglasses, smoked or amber tint $10.00
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Delta Omega, Murray State
Phi, U. of Kansas
Our AOII symbol is a rose. Why? What does it stand for? Is the AOII rose a symbol saying . . .
. . . as sisters we care about one another
. . . we each will do our part to promote a friendship
. . .weprayforeachother . . . problems, illness, sorrows
. . . we laugh together, cry together, support each other
. . . we keep each others spirits soaring toward our goals
. . . we share our enthusiasm for life and our understanding of the joy of life weeachdoourparttowork positively together
. . .
we keep up the friendships
Our rose is a symbol of friendship that will forever bloom and grow. To an AOII seeing a red rose will project to a happy memory of sisterhood—friendship at its best!
—Thought from an AOII Alumnae
Tau Delta, Birmingham Southern
AOII Officially Welcomed to Transy!
by Diane Douglass
Transylvania University provides a beautiful setting for the newest AOn colony.
Transylvania University, located in the historic area of Lexington, KY , was the site of AOII's most recent colonization effort. Founded by early settlers in 1780, the University is the sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning in the country and the first west of the Allegheny Mountains. Steeped in tradition, the university boasts of having two U.S. Vice Presidents, 50 U.S. Senators and 36 Governors among its alumni.
The enthusiastic Greek organizations of Transy officially welcomed AOII to campus with original banners and streamers hanging from various buildings around campus. AOII representatives hosted an Information Meeting on April 28, in the Presidents Room. Diane Douglass, Public Relations Coordinator, explained the colonization pro- cess, while Jan Slagowski, Regional Director, and Janet Morrison, Colony Adviser, out- lined the role of the alumnae in the organization of the colony. Members of Kappa Omega chapter at the University of Kentucky presented a lively skit entitled "Gillianne's Island." They also served as hostesses for the refreshment time which followed.
Individual interviews were held for the next two days and following the issuing of bids, a lovely Panhellenic Pledging Ceremony was held in Old Morrison Chapel. The AOII Colony Ceremony followedat which time the new colony members received their rose colony pins and a rose attached to a sheaf of wheat tied with AOII ribbon. Others attending the ceremony included Panhellenic Advisor Jill Harbin, Dean Wendell Ogrosky, Dr. Asa Humphries and Interfraternity Council Officers. Pam Hall and Pam Green and other Panhellenic delegates attended.
Unbeknownst to the excited colony members, the entire Greek community was patiently waiting at the bottom of the steps of Old Morrison to greet them by loudly singing, "We are family . . . I've got all my sisters with me!" Sister Sledge would have been proud of their rendition! I Pledged AOII T-shirts were distributed to the colony members by the fraternities and sororities.
Graham Cottage provided the setting for the Campus Reception held immediately fol- lowing the songfest. Among those attending were Ernestine Overtoom, Norma Burks and Melinda Epperson. Serving as advisors for the colony will be: Janet Morrison, Maria Kasperbauer, Michele Stephens, Carla Spires, Ann Kiser, Lisa Stuber, Martha Westfall, Nancy Loucks, Rita Tew and Judy Seebach.
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AOn-POST CONVENTION TOURS
Singapore—Century Park Sheraton Bangkok—Hilton Internationa]
Hong Kong—Sheraton Hong Kong Tokyo—Palace Hotel
SINGAPORE Tour of the city of Singa- pore— no city more dramatically demon- strates the changing face of modern Asia than bustling Singapore. Visit the Na- tional Museum, the Orchid house of the Botanical Gardens, and the statues of the Tiger Balm Garden before returning to your hotel for a gala Welcome Dinner Party.
BANGKOK With the tinkling of temple bells and the timeless flow of ancient ca- nals, Siam of "The King and I " greets you in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Tour the glorious and exotic Royal Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha during your tour of this glittering city.
HONG KONG Travel to exciting and unique Hong Kong built precariously on the mountains surrounding the beautiful harbor. Tour the city highlighted by a ride to the top of Victoria Peak for a view of modern Hong Kong and its famous harbor. Lunch will be included at the Peak Restaurant. Also included is time to shop or explore on your own followed by a farewell to Hong Kong dinner party. TOKYO Visit the Imperial Palace and the gardens of the Menjii Shrine during your tour of the city highlighted by lunch in a unique garden restaurant in a tranquil setting of brooks and waterfalls. A full free day before your gala Farewell Dinner Party. Perhaps enjoy an optional tour to beautiful Nikko in the alpine regions north of Tokyo.
Land Price Includes:
2 nights, 3 days—Choice of hotel. Transfers, Porterage
Double Occupancy, per person .. $85.00 Single Supplement, add 65.00 MGM Grand Hotel
Double Occupancy, per person .. $89.00
Land only—Estimated 1987 cost
3 nights Hilton Hawaiian Village—Tapa
4 nights Maui Marriott—Run of Ocean Includes services of local "Host" through-
Flower Lei greeting upon arrival
Breakfast briefing and orientation Transfers and porterage
Roundtrip inter-island air
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AH Trips Based on minimum 30 paying participants
CONVENTION: Check in to what's planned
Celebrate Sisterhood and our 90th Anniversary
Welcome to the Opening Banquet . . . enjoy a motivating
Beautiful Rose Banquet
Outdoor candlelight ceremony
Outstanding general session on V alue Clarification/Ritual
Naming of the 1987 Founders' Awards recipients at the Rose Banquet
Foundation Luncheon with national speaker representing the Arthritis Foundation
Announcement at the Collegiate Banquet of the Outstanding Collegiate Chapters . . . an exciting costume party
Election of the International Officers
Alumnae Banquet honoring alumnae and chapters
Sessions planned for career development and personal goal
W orkshops on all areas of collegiate and alumnae chapter
Like officer workshops
Exhibits of memorabilia of A0II
AOII Foundation Reception Area
DJF Exhibit and Reception Area
Headquarters office to assist you with your questions about
Emporium items for sale daily
MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS
Palm Desert, CA June 23-28, 1987
IM AOTI Boutique with handmade items . . . a place for browsing and shopping
Afternoon and early evening for shopping at the outstanding Palm Springs shopping and boutique areas
Tram ride up the mountain . . . dinner with a delightful view . . . back to resort
Afternoon to browse in Palm Springs Museum noted for beautiful exhibits
AOn CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
There will be a contest throughout the country for a logo
for AOII to commemorate our Centennial, 100 years of AOII for 1997. Get your artistic talents in gear and send in your entry by OCTOBER 1 to:
c/o AOII Headquarters 3821 Cleghorn Nashville, Tn 37215
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