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On a sunny Saturday afternoon last October, the women you see on the cover of this issue gathered in Nashville for a photo session. Though none of them are professional models, they were the epitome of patience as the photographer took numerous pic- tures and what we thought would be a half hour session ended up being an hour and a half. Mary Ann Jenkins, Kappa Alpha (Indiana State U.), gra- ciously allowed the use of her home, even though she was preparing to go out of town. I would like to thank Mary Ann for the use of her home,
and our "models" for their time and good humor.
The women on the cover are a pol- itical activist, an archivist, a com- munity service volunteer, a philan- thropist, and a working woman. You '11 have to read the article about them to learn who does what.
The article was originally planned to be on the general topic of what it is like to be an older woman today and what implications that has for all of us. But when I sat down to write, the words of these women seemed to take over and I felt that the best way to tell
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the story was to let them speak for themselves.
One of the challenges that we all deal with, regardless of age, is unex- pected medical problems. Both Mary Ann and Carolyn have dealt with that recently, but it has not dimmed their spirits.
The latest update on Convention is also in this issue, as well as a Keys- tones program article on alcohol abuse. Two alumnae who are now concert pianists are the Notables for this issue.
Happy reading.
—Beth Grantham
Perspectives
Right or Wrong?
"The object of the Fraternity shall be to encourage a spirit of fraternity and love among its members; to stand at all times for integrity, dignity, scholarship, and college loyalty." So reads the opening lines of the Object of Alpha Omicron Pi.
"To stand at all times for integ- rity"—nothing unusual about that. Of course A0I1 promotes this charac- teristic among its members; of course AOIls are expected to make ethical decisions. But in today's society, have we been lulled into relaxing our high standards because that seems to be the norm?
In the November 1987 issue of the Piper, I spoke of the lack of ethics that we had recently witnessed among government officials, on Wall Street, in sports, and even in regard to reli- gion. On a more personal level, the intent was to remind you that as AOIls, our conduct reflects upon our chap- ters, upon all AOris, and upon the Fraternity as a whole. From pledgeship on, we accept the responsibility and make the commitment to perform our tasks in a manner beyond re-
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proach. Participating in chapter pro- jects and activities and promoting the welfare of our Fraternity provides an ongoing course in ethical behav- ior, but an even greater lesson can be learned by being the member that your sister can count on.
AOIl leaders are not the only ones convinced that we need to take a more pro-active stand to insure a society dedicated to ethical behavior. Since only 1%of the nation's business schools require ethics courses for graduation, multimillionaire Bill Daniels has given a contribution to Denver Uni- versity to develop an ethics training program in which corporate execu- tives will lecture about values and will present lessons on integrity and conduct. In addition, President George Bush has appointed a Council on Ethics.
At a recent conference for fraternity advisers, I attended a session entitled "Ethical Decision Making: A Value for Greek Leaders?" presented by the Coordinator for Sorority Affairs at Washington State University. Some situations offered for workshop brain- storming were: dirty rushing, officers
using chapter supplies for personal use, a member copying a chapter video, hiding an activity that violates fraternity policy, observing an illegal act such as an underage sister drink- ing alcohol and not saying anything. I don't mean to imply that training in ethics is needed only for collegi- ans, but that's certainly a good place to start. Itisimportantforallofus to realize that while we value advance- ment in career and financial success for ourselves and our families, we must not allow that value to interfere with the ethic of fair play.
This aspect of our development will continue to be addressed. Future plans for a Keystones workshop on values clarification is just one of the ways in which the Fraternity will do this.
Just think of how many AOIls there are; how many alumnae and collegiate chapters there are. We're everywhere—we're everywhere! If each of us makes up our mind to always ask "Is this the right thing to do?" we will develop our own pattern for making ethical decisions.
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By Peg Crawford
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(U. of Illinois) International President


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Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity Founded at Barnard College, January 2, 1897
•Founders
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AOIIsstillin theirprimeare, from left, seated, Carolyn Harris, politi- cal activist, Nancy McCain, ar- chivist, Mary Louise Roller, com- m unity volunteer, from left, stand- ing, Jean Tripp, philanthropist, and Mary Ann Caldwell, working woman. Their story begins on page 7.
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.KAEYSTONES. Personal Development For Today's Woman
Alcohol Awareness
What is the most widely used and abused drug in this country?
It's not cocaine, marijuana, or crack. It's not illegal.
It's widely available.
It's part of many traditional cele-
brations.
By now, you've probably guessed
that this drug is alcohol.
Alpha Omicron Pi is concerned
about the potential risk to its members of the unwise use of alcohol. T o this end, the Fraternity has provided an educational program designed to help sisters cope with the temptation to drink too much.
A part of the Keystones series, the program is called "Alcohol Aware- ness—Are You Ready to Party?"
It was developed by Teri Anderson,
Theta Omega (Northern Arizona U.), using a variety of resources. Teri is a former Executive Board member and currently serves on the Alumnae Ad- visory Committee for Upsilon Alpha colony at the University of Arizona. A former teacher, Teri's experience with AOITs collegiate chapters pro- vided her with an excellent back- ground to compile this Keystones workshop.
Every collegiate chapter has this "Alcohol Awareness" program in their Keystones Notebook, and the Execu- tive Board has recommended that it be presented to each collegiate chap- ter once a year.
Getting ready for a party where alcohol will be served involves more than getting dressed and putting on
make up. Deciding on a drinking limit and sticking to this limit is impor- tant. Other strategies include eating wisely, spacing drinks over the course of an evening, and learning to say "No" to a drink you don't want without offending anyone.
Planning ahead to prevent diffi- culties from happening at social func- tions is outlined in the program. There is also advice on how to handle problems if they do occur.
The program offers tips on how to spot potential drinking problems. It educates participants on what they can do about the problem, whether it is their own or that of a sister. Some of the warning signs are:
• blackouts and a loss of memory due to drinking;
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• reliance on a drink to start the day or at certain points during the day or night;
subject of jokes and light hearted sto- ries through the years, the sad truth is that lives have been lost because of drinking. We are all too familiar with the tragedies that have occurred on college campuses across the coun- try that have been associated with the indiscriminate use of alcohol. Even "recreational" drinking can be life threatening if it gets out of hand. T h e Keystones program tells how to rec- ognize the danger signals and when to get immediate medical help.
"Alcohol Awareness—Are Y ou Ready to Party?" takes a minimum of 50 minutes to present. In addition to tip sheets on the various topics, the program calls for small and large group discussions. It also offers par- ticipants a chance for some intros- pection about drinking, giving them the occasion to ask themselves just why they do or do not drink and sug- gesting various possible reasons for their decision. This section of the program is guaranteed to provide
food for thought and for discussion. Practical pointers on potentially uncomfortable situations are develop- ed in the role playing element of the program. Sisters can think ahead about how to handle dating situa- tions where they may feel pressured to drink more than they want to or should. Thinking ahead can help them be prepared with a strategy that will be comfortable for them and
their dates.
There are other parts of the work- shop which are too numerous to include here, but which can help each sister become more aware of the role alcohol plays in her life. T h e information is valuable, thought pro- voking, and potentially life saving. Becoming aware of the role of alco- hol is the first step in making sure that you control it, rather than let- ting it control you. And it is another important step in each AOITs per- sonal growth and development.


missing classes because of han- govers; and
narrowing interests and chang- ing values.
"How to Bar!" is a particularly
interesting segment of the program, which explains how the atmosphere of bars and cocktail lounges encour- ages patrons to drink more. The thrust of the program is that "fore- warned is forearmed," and it details how individuals can plan ahead so that they do not succumb to this sub- tle, subliminal pressure.
Other areas covered are:
• How to Be a Sensible Drinker; • How to Prevent Alcohol Abuse
from Wrecking a Party;
• How to Handle a Drunk Person; • HowNOTtobreakthelaw;and • How to Detect a Drinking Prob-
lem and Help a Friend. Though drinking has been the
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Notables: Gibbs & Dean,
Duo-Pianists
Two Alpha Omicron Pi alumnae, Jane Watwood Gibbs and Norma Goodwin Dean, have more than the usual common interests between sor- ority sisters. Both are professional musicians and they combined their talents to give a duo-piano concert in Birmingham, A L last fall, which was well received.
"The hours of practice that this duo put in was clearly evident in the flawless timing of the pieces they per- formed," wrote a local reporter. The audience rewarded the two with a standing ovation, after which they performed an encore piece arranged by Jane's mother-in-law, Allen Orten Gibbs.
Jane says that ensemble work comes easily to the two women, perhaps because both have been vocal accompa- nists.
"We are accustomed to listening to someone other than ourselves and also because both of us are of the same spirit and temperament," she explains.
She believes that AOII may be part of this, also.
"I like to believe it is. AOII taught us that the ability to take responsi- bility and follow, as well as the abil- ity to give direction and lead were equally important," she says.
In duo-piano work, this under- standing is vital, as it is in all cooper- ative efforts, according to Jane.
Jane Gibbs, left, and Norma Dean
Norma and Jane were initiated into the Tau Delta chapter at Bir- mingham-Southern College where they were both music majors. Norma received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Jane received the same degree, magna cum laude. Jane also received a Bachelor of Arts in Music, cum laude.
After graduation, both women went to graduate school at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, where they were roommates. Following their comple- tion of their Master of Music Degrees there, their paths parted for a while.
Norma went to New York City and worked as a free lance accompanist before returning to Birmingham where she married William Dean, an official with Jefferson Federal Sav- ings. They have two daughters, Wendy and Betsy. Norma is currently a mem- ber of the accompanying staff at Birmingham-Southern College. She is in the Pi Kappa Lambda music honorary. She is also the godmother of Jane's son, Thomas Jordan Gibbs III.
Jane married Thomas Gibbs after graduate school and continued work at the University of Texas as an instructor in piano. They returned to Birmingham in 1970, where her hus- band is now a Professor of Music at Birmingham-Southern College and Jane is an Adjunct Professor of Music, teaching piano and accompanying.
They have one son, the aforemention- ed Thomas Jordan Gibbs III.
Jane served as chapter adviser for Tau Delta from 1970-79, and she was a Regional Director for two years. She has been a member of Tau Del- ta's Alumnae Advisery Committee since 1970. She received a Rose Award in 1981.
Both women were active in college. Norma served as second vice presi- dent of Tau Delta and was a member of Mortar Board and the President's Touring Choir. She was on the Dean's List and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Jane served as recording secretary and as president of Tau Delta, and she received the Stella George Stern Perry Award in 1963. She was secre- tary of Mortar Board, vice president of Panhellenic Council, and secre- tary of Alpha Lambda Delta. She was a member of the President's Touring Choir, on the Dean's List and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
"We wereverycloseincollegeand became even closer as the years passed," Jane says. She and Norma are planning more concerts for 1989.
Prior to the October performance, Jane and Norma received flowers from the Tau Delta chapter.
"We appreciate their support more than we can say, and we are proud to acknowledge our affiliation with Alpha Omicron Pi," they said.
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Older Women—inthe fast lane today!
By Beth Grantham To Dragma Editor
At what age does a person become "older"?
A humorous birthday card for a friend defines "older" as "ten years older than we are."
Jean Whorley Tripp, one of the women in the cover photo of this magazine, defines older as "a state of mind."
"You're as young as you feel," she says. She compares the experience of getting older to that of a fruit which gets riper and thus tastier as it matures.
But, what does it really mean to be "older" in today's society?
T o Mary Ann Rice Caldwell, becom- ing older means being able to do what you want to do.
Mary Ann is a working woman whose life style is much like that of most working women, except that her children were adults before she accepted her current job. She is em- ployed as Membership/Alumnae Co- ordinator at AOII International Head- quarters, where she has worked for the last ten years. She was initiated into the Tau Delta chapter at Bir- mingham-Southern in 1939, and she has been involved in AOII on the local and regional level over the years.
She enjoys working at Headquar- ters and says that being employed at her age is one of the more surprising turns her life has taken.
For Jean, who was the Assistant Manager of Financial Planning for Avco. Corp. before retirement, the most unexpected event in her life was "falling in love and getting married for the first time at age 60."
"That was a wonderful surprise," she says.
The picture painted by these two women is a far cry from the image of older people portrayed in the media— that getting older means being meddle- some, absent minded, or feeble. A recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that the negative image of older people in many com- mercials is bad judgment by advertis- ing professionals, because the unflat- tering images may offend this affluent segment of the population. The arti- cle points out that 42 percent of all total after-tax income is earned by people over 50, and that this group controls half of the nation's discretion- ary spending power.
Mary Ann recalled being irritated when a newspaper described some- one as "an elderly man of 55." Though her own mother thought that her "life was over" at 50, Mary A n n thinks 50 is not old.
All of us, whatever our present age, are getting older. T h e aging popula- tion is increasing both in size and in percentage of the total population.
So, how older people are treated and how each person thinks of her- self in relation to her chronological age has much to do with what kind of life she can expect when she gets older. We can all learn from the examples of the women on the cover. Though they've reached what could be called a "mature age," they are all still active, vital women.
Carolyn Huey Harris, who says she didn't take up any "ladylike" pur- suits until she retired, is a self de- scribed political activist. She was publicity chairman for the Republican Women in Georgia for six years and she has been a delegate to the state Republican Convention many times.
Carolyn had her own advertising agency for 20 years. A Past Interna- tional President, she has been active in AOII since her initiation at the University of Georgia in 1938.
Another Past International Presi- dent featured on the cover is Mary Louise Filer Roller who became an AOII at Florida State University in 1933. Mary Louise is active in com- munity service and volunteers a min- imum of 15 hours a week to the Chamber of Commerce in Mt. Dora, Florida, where she handles special projects. She is on the Board of Direc- tors of that organization, and she is also on the board of the Diocese of Central Florida of the Episcopal Church, as well as serving as presi- dent of her local churchwomen's group.
Mary Louise works on the AOII Archives with a good friend and another Past International President, Nancy Moyer McCain. Nan could be called a professional archivist, since she is an active volunteer at "Crocker House," the local history museum of the county where she lives.
Nan, also a Past International Pres- ident, was initiated at Northwestern University in 1944. She served AOII as the first "traveling secretary," the forerunner of today's chapter consult- ants. She says that the Fraternity has meant much to her in her life.
"I was an only child, so my AOII sisters were my real sisters," she says. After college, Nan moved many times.
"Wherever I've gone, AOII has been there," she says.
Jean, who was initiated into Nu Omicron at Vanderbilt University in 1933, has served AOII as a Regional
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By Pat Cowley Hardy
Gamma Sigma (Georgia State U.) International Executive Board Director
When "AOII Always" was chosen for this biennium's theme, one of the images that came to my mind was International Convention. For our collegians who have the opportunity to participate in Convention, it is truly an inspirational lesson in what "AOII Always" is all about. For alumnae attending their first Con- vention, it adds a new dynamic to their special understanding of what it means to be an involved and dedi- cated part of the Fraternity—for life. And, for those alumnae who look forward with great anticipation to attending International Convention to celebrate our sisterhood together and to renew old friendships and make new ones, "AOII Always" can best explain why these women come back time after time.
This year's International Conven- tion, June 28-July 3, promises to be as exciting, educational, and inspira- tional as the 42 Conventions that haveprecededit.Youhaveseeninthe last two issues of T O DRAGMA some photographs of beautiful Innis- brook Resort in Tarpon Springs, Florida, the site of this year's event. Certainly, we are in fora real treat as we enjoy the spacious facilities that
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Innisbrook has to offer. Condomi- nium lodging, excellent training facil- ities, and the brand new Carneilian center for our luncheons and ban- quets promise exceptional accom- modations for all facets of the Con- vention.
But, you know, when I talk with sisters who have shared in an Interna- tional Convention they seldom men- tion where the Conventions they have attended were held. They talk about what Convention is.
Convention is excellent training sessions led by international, regional, and local AOII leaders.
Plans for this year's sessions prom- ise to address timely issues for all segments of the Fraternity. Alumnae chapter presidents can look forward to seminars on chapter organization, membership recruitment and pro- gramming, and tips on supporting collegiate chapters. Collegiate chap- ter presidents will have the oppor- tunity to discuss such topics as chap- ter management, abuse problems, and international policies and procedures. Sessions are also being planned for corporation representatives and other collegiate and alumnae participants. Chapter advisers will focus on work- ing with their Regional Directors. In all officer training sessions, there will be several opportunities for small group discussions so that chapter representatives with similar needs and challenges can spend time together.
Convention is a time to recognize excellence.
Prestigious award presentations are a basic part of Convention. This year, in addition to our presentations at both luncheons and banquets, a spe- cial Awards Ceremony is being insti- tuted.
Convention is friendship.
Meeting new sisters who become new friends is an important part of any Convention. Fast friendships are formed in the shared experiences Con- vention provides. This year, as has been the custom for the past few- Conventions, several hours of rest and relaxation are planned for Friday afternoon. A trip to the beach, a tour of Tarpon Springs, or staying at Innisbrook to enjoy the resort will be wonderful opportunities to enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon with new —and—old friends.
Convention is inspiration.
Back by popular demand will be the special candlelighting service that was reinstated at the 1987 Conven- tion. Opening Ritual, Officer In- stallation, and the Memorial Service are inspirational experiences that last long after Convention is over. In fact, it is hard to find any facet of Conven- tion that does not serve to instill tre- mendous pride and joy in being a part of this great Fraternity.
Plan now to come and discover the true meaning of AOII Always—at International Convention June 28- July 3, 1989.
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I can make a difference in:
• my family
• my profession
• my fraternity I
I can make a difference through: • personal involvement
• financialplanning
• estate planning
I am a woman of today—strong—resourceful—caring. I want to help make sure that I and those I care about are provided for. That includes my family and my fraternity. As part of my financial plan, I have included support for The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Endowment Fund.
A significant way to support the Endowment Fund is through a charitable annuity in which I can pay a certain sum into a carefully managed trust that will pay income to me or to another beneficiary for life.
Remembering A0I1 in my will is a significant way of giving. My bequest can establish a lasting memorial to me or to someone I wish to honor and I can make a bequest in a variety of ways.
Because AOII is important to me and to my sisters, I will help insure its future by contributing to the Foundation's ability to fund a national leadership training center, personal development programs and historical archives.
I hope you will join me in supporting AOITs future and will take a few minutes to complete the pledge card below, clip it out and return it to:
Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Endowment Fund
9025 Overlook Blvd. Brentwood, T N 37027
YES, I CAN contribute to The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Endowment Fund during The Decade of Endowment. I will help to insure AOITs future in one of the following ways:
• Mycheck for$ is enclosed.
• Ipledge $ I will send $_ .to AOfl headquarters:
• monthly • quarterly • semi-annually • annually
• I will make a gift of a life insurance policy in the amount of $
• I will contact AOIT headquarters to make arrangements for a charitable annuity.
• I have remembered AOII in my wM and will send a copy to AOII headquarters.
• I have added a codicil to my will and will send a copy to AOII headquarters.
NAME PHONE
ADDRESS
CHAPTER
Yes,
I can make a difference by: • considering the future • analyzing the options • making wise decisions
I can make a difference: • now
• for the future
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CITY STATE ZIP Donations, gifts and bequests to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Alumnae Chapter News
The Boston Alumnae Chapter, 80 years young, recalled its long history at a combination Founders' Day and 80th Birthday Luncheon held at Tufts University i n early December, reports Maggie A. Lamar. The original char- ter, dated October 31, 1908, was the focus of attention of a historic memora- bilia display compiled by Chapter Historian Caryl Magnus Boyden, Delta (Tufts U.). The Boston Alumnae Chap- ter has the distinction of being the oldest alumnae chapter with contin- uous membership in Alpha Omicron Pi. Founders' Day Chairman Sarah Burton, Sigma Chi (Hartwick Col- lege), stirred many memories of days past with a list of the chapter's out- standing events. Chapter President Suzanne M. Auperle, Upsilon Alpha (Arizona State U.),shared Founders' Day thoughts with chapter members and guests from Delta chapter who attended.
Keeping up with the current trends,
Chicago Northwest Suburban Alum- nae Chapter offered a low impact aerobics night to start the new year, reports Diane Pellettiere. Members figured that January was the perfect time to do it because virtually every- one wants to lose some winter weight then. A chapter member, Dr. Gloria Esbensen, teaches aerobics as a hobby and she agreed to lead the group. Judy Zawacke volunteered the use of a grade school where her husband is principal. It turned out to be a great meeting, with 19 alumnae feeling that they got offto a healthy start in '89.
TheChicagoWestSuburbanAlum- nae Chapter reports that its imme- diate past president, Trish Akin was appointed a Region V I I Director. The chapter's annual nut sale brought in $1,100, which was contributed to various AOn philanthropies. In the fall, members met to learn more about children and their problems from Christine Johnson, a social worker from Oak Park who was guest speaker. Chris is a specialist in counseling children and their parents about deal-
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Omaha Alumnae Chapter members take a break at the garage sale for the Arthritis Foundation.
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ing with divorce, overcoming sub- stance abuse, and other problems. November's gathering was the annual Holiday Auction and Brunch where over $400 was raised to support var- ious AOn philanthropies, reports Susan Gilliland Barker.
The Dallas Alumnae Chapter work- ed on its history at the October meeting with the help of several founding members, reports Tracey Parker. Lucille Price Jones pledged N u Kappa at SMU in 1919. Eva Fulcher Cude, Rebecca Roberts, and Lela Belle Sheri- dan all pledged in 1927. They brought AOII scrapbooks from their college days and shared their early AOII experiences.
In November chapter members held their annual "Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It, Sell I t " auction. Pledges from Delta Theta were on hand to help keep the bidding going. The December meeting was a pot luck dinner and ornament exchange.
The Decatur Area Alumnae Chap- ter sponsored the Children's Foun- tain for Peace, a wishing well foun- tain at the local mall and collected over$I25 forarthritis research, reports Mary Louise Ogle. Chapter members assisted the Zeta Pi chapter at the U . of Alabama-Birmingham with rush
last fall. The December activity was an ornament swap. Although a good core group has been formed, the Decatur Area Alumnae are always ready to welcome more AOIIs into their chapter.
Region V is proud to announce the formation of the Dyersburg, Tennessee Alumnae Colony. Leslie Myers Lay organized the group with a meeting in her home in July. The formal peti- tion for alumnae colony status was approved in October. There are 14 active members, and Amy Yarbo Heck- ethorn is serving as Colony Chairman.
The Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter is striving for an increase in membership this year while it con- tinues to lend support to Phi and Delta Pi collegiate chapters, reports Sharon D. Martin. A few members attended the successful state day hos- tessed by Delta Pi in November. One highlight of the Founders' Day lunch- eon was the presentation of the Out- standing Alumna Award to Cheryl McCabe for her contributions to AOII and the community. The chapter has financially supported the local or- ganization for battered women. Chap- ter members are in the midst of sel- ling popcorn—the year's major money maker.



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Chapter, and Certificates of Honor (Rose recognition pins) were presented to Brenda Posey and Elisa Masterson. The Sheaf Award went to Maria Mar- tin and the Excel Scholarship went to Elisa Masterson.
The Jonesboro alumnae were look- ing forward to Sigma Omicron's 40th anniversary celebration in February.
Doris Flag, who pledged in 1917, entertained the Lincoln Alumnae Chapter and the Zeta Chapter at the Founders' Day celebration last De- cember at the Zeta house, reports Susan Damian. Doris had the women laughing and wantingto know more about the AOIIs in those days. RD Ann Pierson was a special guest. The Zeta Chapter presented Linda Major a certificate of honor for her out- standing contributions to AOn. Candy Pierson-Charlton was also awarded a certificate of honor by the Lincoln Alumnae Chapter for her work in reorganizing the group.
The Marin County Alumnae Chap- ter has 18 members and meets quar- terly at the homes of its members, reports Doris Williams. Most of the members' energy goes into support- ing arthritis research. A Bachelor Auction and Sailing Regatta netted more than $43,000 for the local chap- ter of the Arthritis Foundation. V alerie Tighe, Virginia Moore DePue, and Paula Mudge Leroy are especially active in their support of the founda- tion in Marin County. In December, Paula was awarded the National Volun- teer Service Citation from the National Office of the Arthritis Foundation.
On November 13, 1988, Vice Presi- dent/Development Anne Allison con- ducted the installation ceremony for the Northern Kentucky Alumnae Chapter. The installation was the culmination of a period of organiza- tion that began in July with the sign- ing of a petition to form the alumnae chapter. The chapter officers are: Marianne Cahill, president; Angie Schieman, vice president; Barb Kruetz- kamp, secretary; and Liz Arlinghaus, treasurer. Region V Vice President Elaine Kennedy, Regional Director Nancy Norris, and Regional Public Relations Officer Mary Bryant at- tended the installation and the recep- tion which followed.
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Mary Scifres Mayfield and her husband, Jim, prepare a sales order of nuts for the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter's fund raising project.
The December meeting of the Great- er Portland Alumnae Chapter was held at the home of Nancy Pistaki Chard, reports Anne Scully Varney. Sharon Starling, RD for Region I and a member of the chapter, dis- cussed the vision of AOII at the national and international level. Chap- ter members appreciated her insight regarding the primary commitment of an alumnae to the sorority as a whole while also providing support to the nearest collegiate chapter.
A tradition at the Christmas meet- ing is an ornament auction where every member brings two ornaments, usually handmade, and the bidding for them, led by auctioneer Barbara Koeritz W entworth, brings a hand- some amount to the chapter's treasury.
The Hopkinsville (KY) Alumnae Chapter was hostess for the annual Panhellenic Brunch on December 28, 1988 at the Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.
The chapter prints a quarterly news- letter which is mailed to all area alumnae and collegiate chapters, re- ports Carrie W elborn Brookshire, Delta Omega (Murray State U.).
The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter began the 1988-89 year with a fall membership party at the home of Carole Jones, and the chapter held a
successful garage sale which raised over $300 in October. During the
holidays, members entertained local collegians and their mothers with a festive brunch at the home of Elise Moss. In January, the chapter cele- brated Founders' Day with a luncheon at the Huntsville Country Club.
"Make it! Bake it! Grow it! Sew it!" was the theme of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter's fall auction which netted $457. The money will be used to help meet the chapter's $2,500 pledge for the new International Head- quarters Fund. Joyce Overby reports that this year's auction was the most successful one yet.
Another successful fund raising activity was the sale of 2,500 pounds of nuts. Chapter members have been participating in this activity for more than ten years, and this year's sale was the largest ever.
On Founders' Day, the chapter honored its members who graduated during the 1920s. Mary Scifres May- field, Beta Phi (Indiana U.), talked about what it was like to be an AOII during the 1920s. Mary has been a member of the Indianapolis Alum- nae Chapter since 1924.
Brenda Posey reports that members of the Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter began their '88-'89 year with a rum- mage sale at the home of Mrs.Lou Couch. The members raised money to add to their scholarship fund at Arkansas State U .
Founders' Day was celebrated with a buffet with the Sigma Omicron
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COLLEGIATE CHAPTER NEWS
REGION I
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Beth Ceresi got the Greeks involved in Alcohol Awareness Week at Vil- lanova. The t-shirt she designed say- ing "Villanova Greeks Think D.I.R.T.Y. ("Driving Intoxicated Really Totals You") were seen all over the campus.
President LoriTimmonswas named Outstanding Sister and Trina Pizzi was named Outstanding Pledge at the fall formal at "12 Caesars" in Philadelphia.
A Phantom Florist rose sale, or- ganized by Yolanda Fox, was held to benefit arthritis research. Chapter mem- bers recently spent a day working at Great Adventure Park, earning about $40 each which went directly to the sorority. Beta Delta had a fun booth at Villanova's Special Olympics.
Lori Timmonswas selected forthe Order of Omega, and M o Slattery was selected for the Freshman Orientation Steering Committee.
Delta Chichapter at the U.of Del- aware sponsored the university's an- nual Christmas tree lighting ceremony last December. Tree ornaments were hand crafted for the event by the chapter.
Delta C h i was recognized by the university's Greek system with an award for an outstanding scholarship program. The program included a sister tutor list, pledge study hours and a bulletin board in the house rec- ognizing good grades by members. The chapter also received a com- memorative plaque from the local alumnae chapter which names the sister with the highest GPA each semester.
ONTARIO
Chapter members sold more than 60 dozen roses when they partici- pated in a fund raiser with the Wil- mington chapter of the Arthritis Foun- dation. They also raised money for arthritis research and other AOII philanthropies by having a CD raffle.
Epsilon Alpha at Pennsylvania State II. placed second in the float competition in the homecoming pa- rade, reports Stacy Mahler.The chap- ter built the float with Pi Kappa Phi.
Epsilon Alphas participated in Greek Sing with Sigma Chi. Several sisters took part in the Alpha Chi Omega Aerobathon and the Delta Gamma Anchor Splash.
Stacy Mahler, Michelle James, Teri Stagnaro, and Kathy Culp were induct- ed into the Golden Key National Honor Society this past semester, and Michelle James and Jocelyn Aqua were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Fraternity, and Order of Omega.
Sisters who are active on campus incude: Jocelyn Aqua, public relations chairman for Homecoming; Sara Koch, rules and regulations chair- man for Greek Sing; and Patty Smith, Greek Sing chairman. Beth Gregal is social chairman for Dance Marathon, which is being planned with Alpha Tau Omega.
The Gamma Beta chapter at Indi- ana U. of Pennsylvania participated in various activities, including a Rape Prevention W orkshop, the annual campus Christmas tree lighting, and Founders' Day last semester, reports Tracy Hughes.
Jenn St. Clair was chosen as a rush counselor for formal rush. Monica Prasnikar is the recording secretary for Panhellenic Council.
The Sigma Rho chapter at Slippery Rock U. started off the semester by saving aluminum cans for arthritis research, reports Sherri Hanlon. This year the chapter is also sponsoring a foster child, a young girl from India. Many chapter members sent her let- ters and gifts.
Delta chapter at TuftsU. initiated 22 pledges on December 9, 1988, reports Leslie Eng. The pledge class was involved in many school activi- ties this fall, such as sports, choir, drama, and aerobics. Many pledges were also on the dean's list.
During Parents' Weekend Chrissy Juros organized a reception for AOII sisters, alumnae, and parents. Tara O'Brien sang at the block party dur- ing Homecoming Weekend. Kim Marasco, chapter relations chairman, organized a trip to the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Boston Garden. One weekend during fall semester was devoted to a surprise pledge trip to a secluded lodge, Stacey Druks planned the semi- formal which was held in November. At this event, chapter members and their dates danced and celebrated while taking a scenic cruise around Boston Harbor aboard the "George's Island."
Delta chapter was active in philan- thropy, too. Members assisted the local chapter of the American Red Cross in its annual blood drive and fund raising telethon. The pledges went trick or treating for canned goods to help supply the local soup kitchen.
REGION II
Carolyn Danzi is the rush chair- man for Beta Delta chapter at Villa- nova U., reports Maureen Pelrine. Beth Krewson and Kristin Erickson are representing Beta Delta as Pan- hellenic Rush Counselors.
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The Panhellenic Council at Slip- pery Rock U. is participating in the Grandparents' Day Project. This pro- ject involves a group of AOlls visit- ing their "adopted grandparents" for an evening. Regional Director Karen Weigel and Chapter Consultant Vicki Sherick visited this fall. Chapter members enjoyed their visits.
The Sigma T au chapter at Wash- ington College held its annual "trick or treat" for arthritis researc h on Hal- loween, reports Jennifer Pollard. The chapter held a retreat at Easter Neck Island for a day of sisterhood. The Sigma Tau football team challenged the women at St. John's College in Annapolis and won. Melissa Cour- son, Regional Director, visited and was pleased with the chapter's activi- ties and plans.
The last months of the 1988 fall semester were busy ones for Theta Beta chapter at Towson State U., reports Amy Fuss. The chapter kept busy with a 37 member pledge class, led by Michelle Madia, second vice president. Philanthropic activities included a Thanksgiving canned food drive and a road block for arthritis. Theta Beta members also aided the Arthritis Foundation by stuffing en- velopes after its annual phone-a-thon.
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Gamma Sigma chapter at Georgia State U. began the new year by par- ticipating in a formal presentation to start an AOfl colony at Georgia Tech, reports Kelley Reynolds. Chapter mem- bers appreciated the honor of being selected to participate in an AOII extension presentation.
Lambda Sigma chapter at the U. of Georgia placed fourth overall for fall
REGION IV
The BetaPhic hapter at Indiana U. raised more than $1,400 for arthritis research at its annual Bowl-A-Thon. reports Christina Mowry. Angie Meyers organized the event.
Sally Ammon organized the c hap- ter's Scholarship Banquet i n October. Sally received a Panhellenic scholar- ship.
quarter in the area of scholarship.
The Rho Betas of Virginia Com- monwealth U. have been active in many fund raising activities, mixers with various fraternities, and sister- hood activities with the pledge class, reports Sharron Williams. The sisters also enjoyed a retreat with Chapter Adviser Dana Barefoot. Kris Chang won the Ruby A award.
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Elizabeth Leverage organized a Homecoming reception and brunch for alumnae during homecoming weekend at the Delta Upsilon chap- ter at Duke U. During Parents' Week- end, the chapter held an "A-O-Pie in the Face" fund raiser for arthritis research. Stephanie Rever sponsored a Majors/Classes symposium designed to help new sisters in getting advice from upperciassmen about courses, professors and majors prior to spring semester registration.
Jennifer Coffman is a B.N. Duke Scholar, reports Stephanie Caffery.
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Memorials
DONOR - COMMEMORATING
Southern Orange County Alum Chapter
Ray E. Bauknecht, father of Gale Paul, Beta Lambda '56
Edwin S. Sater, father of Rosemary, Delta Sigma '53
Blanche Chilcote, Alpha Phi '45
Edwin S. Sater, father of Rosemary, Delta Sigma '53
Rosemary Sater, Delta Sigma '53
Edwin S. Sater, father
Reba S. Traber, Upsilon '38
Edwin S. Sater, father of Rosemary, Delta Sigma '53
Marianne O. Carton, Upsilon '42
Edwin S. Sater, father of Rosemary, Delta Sigma '53
Mrs. Daugs, mother of Barbara Hunt, Phi Delta '60
Jacque Dinwiddie, Epsilon Alpha '45
Mrs. Daugs, mother of Barbara Hunt, Phi Delta '60 Mrs. Mary Amstutz
Charlene E. Potter, Beta Gamma '54
Mrs. Daugs, mother of Barbara Hunt, Phi Delta '60
Mahlon P. Leichtamer, husband of Ruth Leichtamer, PIP
Dorothy Farrington, Lambda '27
Dorothy Quinn McAllister, Lambda '26
San Jose Alum Chapter
Rev. George King, father of Jean Kinq Brown, Alpha Tau '46
Colleen Eliz. Evans, granddaughterof Charlotte Evans, Tau '37
Monroe Alum Chapter
Laraine B. Armstrong, husband of V. Snow Drew Armstrong Joy Justice Weaver, Delta Delta '47
Sara Neville Shafto, Kappa '27
Tulsa Alum Chapter
Esther Sethney Griffith, Tau '34 William Albert Shanks, Sr.
Dr. James Overall
Nita L. Shanks, Nu Omicron '32
Dr. James Overall
East Bay Alum Chapter
Dorothy Quinn McAllister, Lambda '26
Evansville Tri State Alum Chapter
Wahnita De Long, Chi Lambda '51
Bettye Graham
Vera N. Robinson Evers, Chi Lambda '51
Mr. Carter, father of Jeanne Carter, Chi Lambda '51 Mr. Sandy Sanderson
Sandy Gover, Alpha Chi '77
Jonathan Leibring, son of Cindy Leibring, Chi Lambda '70
Bowling Green Alum Chapter
Jonathan Leibring, son of Cindy Leibring, Chi Lambda '70
Katherine D. Carter, Theta '22
Kate Safford Birdsey, Theta '24
Janet Turner, Lambda '36
Jeanne McHale Ryan, Lambda '34
Wilma D. Lupe, Theta Psi '48
Patricia Kilcorse Greene, Theta Psi '48
Greater Kansas City Alum Chapter
Carol Youngblood, Phi '53
Helen Chase Walter, Alpha Phi '21 Margaret Hoopes, Phi '47
Karen Montgomery Smith, Delta Pi '62
Executive Board
Karen Montgomery Smith, Delta Pi '62
Julie Hark, Delta Pi '87
Karen Montgomery Smith, Delta Pi '62
San Diego Alum Chapter
Carole Salentine Coddon, Kappa Gamma '46
M/M V. Marchetta, parents of Chris Marchetta, Lambda lota
Washington D.C. Alum Chapter
Doris Dixon
Mary Fahnestock Flather, Psi '22
Margaret Hanretta, Nu '37
Margaret Tearle Rinaldi, Nu '39
Denise Miller
De De Rosencrantz, Sigma Phi '79
Baltimore Alum Chapter
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Do you know a sister
from the Ruby Fund? Chances are
meant to be as all loans and grants are confiden-1 have been helped through financial crises by our Ruj apparent that one of our Founders had insufficienl could not be used for this purpose and a resolution was | lishing the Ruby Fund to which our sisters and friends < given to our sisters in "dire need." Sadly, the number of I higher percentage than the contribution rate. The assistant ing that fewer sisters will need a helping hand this year, ij
for all of our sisters. We all hope never to need the Ruby I cannot be solved in any other way. It is not a scholarship 1 elude senior collegians who would have been unable to con] pected financial difficulties beyond their control. . . . Thl of our less fortunate sisters. None are current cases to ma; from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder. She had reach
Fund helped pay her doctor bills and provided a month\ She has recovered and we hope there is no permanent dan helped with the hospital bills of a collegian who was strid
tremendous and unexpected cost of her therapy and ha needed to return to school for post graduate studies so\ her three children. One daughter was already college ag\ in school. . . . (4) A senior collegian was chosen fo\
remuneration and she had to give up a part time job i her living expenses until graduation. ... {5) Anoi
^ \ <£V received support from her parents but they were Legal fees depleted their income and our sister a/A she was able to finish on schedule. . . . (6) Tn tion for a respiratory illness soon after his b\
and home again, but the medical expenses been depleted by the father's recent uneml the money owed. The Ruby Fund arra\
debt and the court case was cancelled, alumna has made no effort to repay i
all AOTTs and AOTT chapters IS collegiate and alumnae chapters v budgets each year and share a f| Foundation "Honoring" car] and help those less fortun and are acknowledged prJ cur in your family, do your friends and fal brances as memori your preference gift and inclu|
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DONATIONS, GIFTS, AND BEQUESTS TO THE FO
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Celebrations DONOR - HONORING
BIRTH - LEGACY OR BOY
Region X
Aimee Schwierjohn, daughter of Rosemary, RVP-X, I '69
Elizabeth Craig, Lambda Beta '78
Amy Marie Washle Madison Marie Lacerte Jennifer Lynne Fujimori
Annette Christensen, Nu Lambda
Pam Gripp's new baby
Christine Hampikian, Lambda lota
Eliz. Forsythe Herman, daughter of Amy, Delta Pi '78
San Diego Alum Chapter
Eliz. Forsythe Herman, daughter of Amy, Delta Pi '78
Reba S. Traber, Upsilon '38
Eliz. Forsythe Herman, daughter of Amy, Delta Pi '78
Marianne D. Carton, Upsilon '42
Eliz. Forsythe Herman, daughter of Amy, Delta Pi '78
Patrick Heflin, grandson of Jo Beth, Pi Kappa '45 Barbara Long, RVP-IX, Alpha Rho '63
Lis Donaldson's new baby - RVP VI, Tau Delta
Hilda Ott Micari, Sigma Tau '38
Sandra Greene Devan, Sigma Tau '75 — on the birth of her triplets: Kathy, Sarah & Tyler Devan
Barbara Greene Kurgansky, Sigma Tau —on the birth of her son Jonathon Edward Kurgansky
BIRTHDAY WISHES
Sue Holtkamp, Marilyn Herman, Marianne Carton
Lambda lota 10th Birthday
Tulsa Alum Chapter
Mary Frances Underwood
Margaret Barnett, Omicron Pi '46
Betsy Barnett, daughter Janet L. Hackley, Sigma '32
Netha H. Kinkead, Sigma '11 - 100th birthday Sigma Chapter
Netha H. Kinkead, Sigma '11 — 100th birthday NEW 50-YEAR MEMBERS OF AOTT
Chicago Northwest Suburban Alum Chapter
Kay Dole, Eta '38
Champaign-Urbana Alum Chapter
Jeanette Messinger, lota '38 Dorothy Lierman, lota '37
Betty Morrison, lota '36
M. Jean Perkins, lota '36
Freda Ebert, lota '37
Margaret Hickman, Sigma Tau '38
WITH THANKS
Ann Gilchrist, RVP IV
Jo Nowak & Pat Curran-Dengler for colonization, Ohio U.
Alpha Delta Chapter
Sue Lewis, Founders' Day speaker
Mary Jane Ogle, Delta Pi
Joyce Hall, Delta Pi — "For Everything"
Alice Jo Shannon, lota - No. Houston Alum Chapter
Alum Chapter officers: Ruth Thomas Sunker, Kathleen Downs Hansen & Vivian Jumonville Brecher
Denver Alum Chapter
Edith Cope Lockard, Omega '32 — "For Inspiring Leader- ship over the Years"
Greater Kansas City Alum Chapter
Karen M. Smith —posthumous recognition of all she did
for AOTT
Elizabeth Craig, Lambda Beta '78
Lambda Beta Chapter pledging quota — 32 (Continued on next page)
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you do not, and that is the way it is
has received help
tial. So far, one hundred twenty-four sisters
Fund. . . . It all began in 1946 when it became
bme for the basic necessities of life. Fraternity fees Council at the Port Huron, Michigan, Convention estab- ^ (contribute and from which financial assistance couid be •mounts of money needed have increased every year by a |xhausted by the third quarter of last year and we are hop-
red charity —rather an extension of our love and concern lere for usin case of unforeseen financial emergencies that lefinition of "dire need" was expanded sometime ago to in- Idergraduate programs without assistance because of unex- |e examples illustrate how our Ruby Fund has helped some nonymity is preserved. ... (1) A young alumna suffered
\f "recognition" and had sought medical help. The Ruby the special food supplements that were prescribed for her. pse of singer Karen Carpenter. . . . (2) The Ruby Fund
in her senior year. Her family just could not handle the
. . (31 An alumna whose home was broken by divorce I qualify for a position that would enable her to support
ttipend helped toward her living expenses while she was i with a company prominent in her field. There was no \xtra hours involved. A Ruby fund loan took care of
migian also needed help with living expenses. She had \nvolved in an expensive lawsuit with an ex-partner. \ve school in her last year. Ruby Fund helped and
' a young alumna needed emergency hospitaliza- tion improved and he was soon out of danger ired by insurance and the family's savings had
1 hospital had started a court case to retrieve
tt schedule with the hospital to satisfy the pne of the few disappointing cases as the I loan. . . . The continued support of
APPRECIATED. We hope that all i Ruby Fund in their philanthropy
| the "Heart of AOTT." The new a way to share sisterly love gifts are always welcome
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Ruby Fund Chapter Contributions 7/1/87-6/30/88
Kappa Kappa
* Kappa Lambda * Kappa Omega * Kappa Pi
Kappa Rho * Kappa Tau
Lambda Eta * Lambda Beta Lambda Chi Lambda lota
* Lambda Sigma Lambda Tau Lambda Upsilon Nu Lambda
* Nu Omicron
* Omega
* Omega Omicron * Omicron
Omicron Pi * Phi Sigma
Phi Upsilon •Pi Alpha
* Pi Delta
Pi Kappa Corp. *Pi Omicron
* Rho Beta
* Sigma
Sigma Delta *Sigma Omicron * Sigma Phi
Tau
* Tau Lambda •Tau Omega
Tau Omicron •Theta Chi
Theta P i
•Indicates the chapter also contributed to the Arthritis Research Fund and the Endowment Fund.
COLLEGIATE CHAPTERS
•Alpha Beta Tau * Alpha Chi
Alpha Delta
* Alpha Gamma Alpha Lambda
* Alpha Phi Alpha Sigma * Beta Lambda
Beta Phi Chi
Chi Alpha Chi Beta Chi Delta Chi Lambda
*Chi Psi Delta
Delta Delta
* Delta Omega * Delta Sigma
Oelta Upsilon •Epsilon Alpha •Epsilon Chi
Epsilon Omega Gamma
* Gamma * Gamma * Gamma * Gamma *Gamma
•Upsilon Lambda Zeta
Zeta Psi
ALUMNAE CHAPTERS
Ann Arbor. Ml •Atlanta. GA
Austin, TX •Baltimore, MD •Birmingham. AL
Bloomington, IN •Bloomington/Normal, IL
Boston, MA
Bowling Green. KY *Bozeman, MT
Champaign-Urbana, IL Chicago Area Council Chicago, Beverly Hills, IL
•Chicago, Northwest Suburban, IL * Chicago, West Suburban. IL
Cincinnati, OH Cleveland Area, OH Columbus, OH
•Dallas, TX
* Dayton, OH •Dearborn, M l
* Decatur Area, AL
Denver, CO
•Detroit, North Suburban, Ml
Diablo Valley, CA
East Bay. CA Eugene-Springfield. OR Evansville/Tri-State, IN
Season's fwtctmas
lota
* lota Chi
*lota Sigma
* Kappa Alpha
* Kappa Gamma
* Fort Lauderdale Area. FL Glendale, CA
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•Greater Harrisburg, PA
* Greater Jackson Area, MS * Greater Kansas City, MO •Greater Pinellas, FL
Greater Portland. ME * Hammond. LA
Hawaii, HI Hopkinsvilte, KY Houston, TX
•Huntsville, AL •Indianapolis, IN •Jonesboro, AR
* Kalamazoo. M l
* Kearney. NE •Kentuckiana, KY •Knoxville, TN
* Lafayette, IN * Lexington. KY Lincoln, NE
•Little Rock, AR
* Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA
* Macomb County, M l Marin County. CA
* Martin, TN
* Milwaukee, Wl
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Monroe, LA
Monterey, CA
•Montreal. Quebec Muncie, IN
* Nashville. TN
* New York-New Jersey
North Houston Suburban, TX * Northern Orange County. CA "Northern Virginia
* Northwest Arkansas Oklahoma City, OK
* Omaha. NE
Palm Beach County. FL
* Palo Alto, CA Pasadena. CA Philadelphia, PA
* Phoenix, AZ
* Piedmont, NC •Pocatello, ID Portland, OR •Pullman, WA
Richmond, VA Riverside, CA Rochester, NY
* Rockford, IL •San Diego, CA
San Fernando Valley, CA * San Jose, CA
San Mateo, CA •Seattle, WA
Shreveport, LA
•South Bay/Palos Verdes, CA
Southern Connecticut •Southern Orange County, CA •State College, PA
* Syracuse, NY
•Tampa Bay Area, FL
Terre Haute. IN •Toledo, OH •Topeka-Lawrence, KS * Tucson, AZ
•Tulsa, OK
•Ventura County, CA
Virginia Tidewater Washington, D C.
MEMORIALS - continued
Irene Schumacher, Pi Delta '42
Anna Dorsey Cooke, Pi Delta '25
Louise E. Zimmerman, Epsilon Alpha '33
Harriet Henri Arthur, Epsilon Alpha '33
A. Elizabeth Engelman, Epsilon Alpha '31 Harriet Henri Arthur, Epsilon Alpha '33
Gertrude Bryant, Epsilon Alpha '29
Harriet Henri Arthur, Epsilon Alpha '33
Esther Lundquist, Rho '19
William Carter, father of Jeanne Carter, Chi Lambda '51
Karen Ryan, Delta Sigma '66
Thelma Stevenson
Matilda Lybrook Smith, Beta Phi '42
Mary Jo Lybrook Bodimer, Beta Phi '43
Rochester Alum Chapter
Betty Hartsig, Omicron Pi '33
Indianapolis Alum Chapter
Rosemary Rocap, Beta Theta '32
Lisa Miller, Sigma Phi
Loretta Baldonado, Sigma Phi
Delta Pi Chapter
The Ruby Fund Committee
rtapps
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gratulate? Just send a minimum donation of $5.00 to the "AOTT Foundation — Ruby Fund" and request thecard of your choice. We'll send it to whomever you wish —anda "Thank You" message to you from the Ruby Fund.
Give a piece of your heart to a sister in AOTT!
CELEBRATIONS - continued GENERAL HONORING
San Diego Alum Chapter
Ginna Huizinga, Rho '50 —"Thinking of You" and "Get Well Wishes"
Denise Miller, Sigma Phi
Debbie Stearn —"Thinking of You"
Penny & Irwin Abouaf
Susan Abouaf, Chi '87 — Graduation Congratulations
Elizabeth Craig, Lambda Beta '78
Her 10th anniversary as an initiated AOTT
Don't you know some- one you'd like to honor — to thank —or to con-


Phi Upsilon's
25th:
New Wing Dedicated
By Renee Pugh Smith Phi Upsilon
Nearly 300 members, alumnae, and friends of Phi Upsilon chapter, Pur- due University, gathered at the chap- ter house Sunday, October 2, 1988 to mark the 25th Anniversary of AOIl's 73rd chapter, and to dedicate the new wing of the chapter house.
"25 Years of Excellence" was the theme chosen by the collegians and expressed in design on nametags and the program by senior Amy Millard. Corporation board member, Chris- tine K. Annis, Phi Upsilon, chaired the event with her collegiate counter- part, Mary Colleen Loftus. Former chapter president, Jane Hamblin, who currently serves as chapter adviser, served as mistress of ceremonies. Only the weather disrupted the day as a
downpour interrupted the sunny fall skiesjustbeforetheceremonies began, and ceased just prior to their end. Unfortunately, due to the rain's arri- val, the festivities were moved indoors from the newly reconstructed patio.
Although everyone was jammed inside, they were delighted to see old friends as the collegians welcomed them back to their AOIT home. Four members of the charter class, Sue A. Hostetler, Christina Friedmeyer
Reinhardt, Sandra Dwornicki Millner, and Kay Andrew Bean attended. Both Sandra and Kay have daughters who are Phi Upsilon collegians.
Jane Hamblin related the begin- nings of Phi Upsilon, and Kay Bean, president of the charter class, shared her remembrances of life at AOII and Purdue during the 60s. The charter class was initiated on April 20, 1963.
Several regional and international officers attended. Representing the Executive Board was Elizabeth Rom- ine Coffey, Chi Lambda. Also on hand were Foundation President, Kay Hansen Sutherlin, Theta, and Anne Buechlin Wilmes, ChiLambda, Chair- man of the International Membership Education Committee. Both Liz and Anne have served Phi Upsilon as regional director. Kay,whodelivered the main address, challenged Phi UpsilontowintheJWHcup.
Region IV officers who attended included Phi Upsilon's RD, Joan Piper Shephard, Sigma Rho; RVP Ann McClanahan Gilchrist, Theta; RPRO Trisha Nelson, Phi Upsilon; and RD's Louanne Watson and Renee Smith, both Phi Upsilon. T o com- memorate the occasion the Region presented a gift of silver to chapter president, Christine Potts.
One element that has contributed to the success of Phi Upsilon has been the dedication of the alumnae who have served as corporation board members and advisers. Several of those who helped organize Phi Upsilon were introduced during the ceremo- nies. They included Louise Payne, Beta Phi; Martha Suter, Alpha Phi; Lil Jewett, Beta Gamma; Barbara Krause, Theta; Lynn Redmond, Kappa Kappa; Jane Stewart, Kappa Alpha; and Aileen Bean, Phi Upsilon. Many
of these women continue to serve AOII and Phi Upsilon today. Martha has been treasurer of the corporation board for all these 25 years; L i l , Lynn, Jane, and Aileen are board members, and Lil serves as president. Barbara is president of the Lafayette Alumnae chapter.
Following the dedication of the new wing by Liz Coffey, a catered luncheon was served in the dining room where red roses graced each table. A tour of the new wing, included a room filled with scrapbooks and a slide show of Phi Upsilon history. In another room the collegians held a silent auction of items they had donat- ed. Money raised from this auction will be added to alumnae donations to furnish the new wing.
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New wing at Phi Upsilon Chapter, Purdue U.


By Betty Mullins Jones
NPC Delegate from Alpha Phi
A resolution establishing a Coor- dinator of Consulting Visits to be appointed by the College Panhellen- ics Committee was adopted at the meeting. It will be her job to work with Panhellenics to further develop a service to assist them. The concept of sending consulting teams to cam- puses desiring help in improving their Panhellenics was established last biennium, and it has proved so successful that the NPC has agreed to expand the service.
Another resolution recommended that NPC member fraternities dis- band their auxiliary groups. In the past, NPC has recorded its disapproval of men's "Little Sister" groups, but this is the first time the NPC has re- quested its own members to prohibit their own auxiliaries. Copies of this resolution were sent to the Associa- tion of Fraternity Advisors, the Fra- ternity Executives Association, Na- tional Interfraternity Conference, and all college Panhellenics.
National Interfraternity Conference, the Association of Fraternity Advi- sors, and NPC are attempting to encourage activities to promote posi- tive cooperation between men's and women's fraternities. NPC is attempt- ing to eliminate activities, such as games, contests, and promotions which are destructive, demeaning, abusive, or which promote negative images of the Greek community.
An ad hoc committee will be ap- pointed by the Executive Committee to study the extent and nature of haz- ing activities among women's frater- nities and to report their findings to NPC. This was the result of a resolu- tion offered by the Collegiate Con-
cerns Committee and adopted by the NPC.
To emphasize the importance of scholarship, the NPC adopted a reso- lution recommending that each col- lege Panhellenicandits member chap- ters strive to maintain an all-sorority scholastic average above the all- women's average through program- ming and the recognition of aca- demic excellence.
The Awards Committee established an additional category in the NPC Award for overall excellence, thereby dividing the award into three cate- gories: campuses with two to five chapters: six to ten chapters; and more than ten chapters. The commit- tee also established a new award, to be called the NPC Progress Award, for the most improved Panhellenic, and an award for excellence in scho- larship programming and high aca- demic standards, to be called the NPC Scholarship Award.
At the 50th Biennial Session, the NPC voted to establish an NPC Ar- chives Collection, and the ad hoc- committee recommended to the In- terim Session that the Archives be located at the University of Illinois. The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has allocated $10,000 to assist in this project.
The Services Committee of the "Pro- ject Future" Committee has as a priority the computerization of the central office, so the Executive Com- mittee has been authorized by the NPC to select an ad hoc committee from among fraternity women in the Indianapolis area to evaluate busi- ness procedures and to make recom- mendations.
The Greek world is experiencing both the "best of times" and the "worst of times," Beth Kersten Saul, National Panhellenic Chairman, told delegates at the NPC Interim Session last October.
She explained that the "best of times" is the prosperity the Greek world is now experiencing, with new chapters, rising memberships, and expanded services.
The "worst of times" is the prolif- eration of problems with alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, harassment, hazing, and poor behavior which has evoked harsh criticism from the public and negative reac- tions from school administrations.
The meeting was called to hear recommendations from the "Project Future" Committee and to consider changes i n the Manual of Information.
One of the areas of major emphasis of "Project Future" is Public Rela- tions. The adverse publicity which Greeks have been receiving is devas- tating. The NPC adopted a proposal of the Public Relations Committee calling for a three year public rela- tions program which will involve all member groups of NPC and their chapters. The committee will imple- ment the program and will schedule appropriate events to promote a posi- tive image of women's fraternities. Delta Gamma has contributed$10,000 to underwrite the cost of employing a public relations firm to assess the resources presently available with the NPC and to provide professional expertise.
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The Publications Committee had prepared a revision of the Manuai of Information which was sent to the delegates before the meeting. Each delegate was assigned to a specific section of the revised manual and met in study sessions with members of the Publications Committee to read through the draft and make sugges- tions. The committee will use these suggestions to prepare the draft of a
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12th edition of the Manual of Infor- mation to be considered for final approval at the next regular session of the NPC, to be held in November, 1989. Copies of the proposed edition will be in the hands of the delegates approximately three months prior to the 51st BiennialMeetingso that full consideration may be given to it. Cynthia McCrory is Chairman of the Publications Committee.
The Interim Session was held last October at Loew's Ventana Canyon
Resort in Tucson, Arizona, with 26 delegates, 71 alternate delegates, and 38 visitors attending the opening meeting.
Jean Wells (Kappa Kappa Gamma) was chairman of the Resolutions Com- mittee, and 37 resolutions were con- sidered, most of them proposed by sub- committees of the "Project Future" Committee. The subcommittees in- cluded: finance, structure, collegiate concerns, services, and public rela- tions.
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Alumnae Chapter News...
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It was "going, going, gone!" as frenzied bidding earned the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter $700 at its annual Christmas auction, reports Ann L. Overmyer, Alpha Rho (Oregon State U.). Alumnae and Gamma Alpha sisters from George Mason U. enthu- siastically tried to outbid each other for handcrafted items ranging from a watercolor on rare oriental paper to unique "couple mittens." Both the mittens and the watercolor were pro- duced by talented alumnae.
Additional fund raising for phi- lanthropic and other projects con- tinued with pecan sales, gift raffles at each meeting, and sales of the chap- ter's AOII t-shirts designed by Emily Furlong, N u Beta (U. of Mississippi). These beautiful fuschia shirts will be sold at the 1989 Convention.
For several years, chapter members have had a philanthropic project of creating fun, appealing instructional materials for a developmentally dis- abled class. Janet Marx, Tau (U.of Minnesota), has been the brains be- hind the creations, but she often relies on alumnae to help construct the materials at meetings. The class loves the toys and chapter members enjoy being able to help.
The North Houston Suburban Alumnae Chapter is hoping to reach area alumnae who are not members of its group, reports Kathleen Downs Hansen. The chapter offers a varied calendar of events. Since its last report, members have soaked their feet, paint- ed t-shirts, met for brunch, contrib- uted items to a local center for the needy, and listened to a talk on cos- metic surgery.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, please join the chapter at its next meeting. Contact Bonnie Nezin, vice president/membership, at 713/350- 9047 for details.
The Omaha Alumnae Chapter had a tasty start to its 1988-89 program with a September pot luck dinner where members were invited to share a few memorable photos from the good old days. New members were welcomed with AOII designer recipe cards. Subsequent meetings included
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Costumed members of the South Bay/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter pose at their "Cheer the Children" Halloween Party. From left, Heidi Herlong, Laurie Oakes, Jeanne Borchardt, Gail Deluca, Laurel Tanaka, Gloria Smith, and Pat Hagerman.
creative gift basket ideas and another featuring recipes prepared from the Junior League's cookbook.
Many members donated time to the Annual Arthritis Foundation Garage Sale and Auction. Chapter members also raised $250 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A movie location scout, who hap- pens to be an AOII, told members of the Orlando/Winter Park Alumnae Chapter about the growing film in- dustry in the area at the chapter's November meeting. Linda Haskins also explained what to do if a movie producer wants to use a person's home in a movie or commercial. Orlando now has major film studios, and some AOII alumnae are ready to see their homes on the big screen, reports Karen Wyngardes.
Another activity members enjoyed was a "dinner" meeting where each person attending brought an hors d'oeuvre and these were used for the dinner "courses." In December the annual Collegiate Tea was held so that members could meet AOII colle- gians who were home for the holidays. Marion Clouse was the guest speaker at the chapter's Founders' Day cele- bration, which was held in January at the Winter Park Racquet Club.
An April salad supper hostessed by Peggy Hook-McCalley will serve as a special ocassion for the installation of the newly elected officers of the Palo Alto Alumnae Chapter. Plans have begun for the 16th Book Fair
sponsored by the alumnae group, an event well known to bargain hunters and book collectors in the San Fran- cisco Bay area. The proceeds benefit arthritis research. Karen Crossen, Jo Anne Breitmeyer, Lori Castellucci and Marilyn Palmer were hostesses at events this year, reports Jane Weakley.
The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter had a family picnic in September and a membership information meeting in October, reports Cathy W ieand. I n November the chapter hosted a lun- cheon and holiday fashion show to benefit arthritis research. Tracy Ray Bowes was chairman. In December the annual Christmas meeting and cookie exchange was held and chap- ter members joined collegians at Vil- lanova U . for a Founders' Day cele- bration.
The challenge—to keep the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter vital, interesting and fun, and to meet the challenge, the chapter has begun three new pro- grams. Membership Education Chair- man Jennifer Havens-Heston puts a "Sister in the Spotlight" at each meeting—giving members the oppor- tunity to learn more about each other. A "Cookie Basket Raffle" allows mem- bers to raise a little extra cash for the small gifts and awards given to thank members for their many contributions. Frances Mealy Moore is chairman of the "Bloom Buddy" program which sends cards and makes phone calls to older or ill alumnae.
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Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation
Gift Opportunities Through Life Insurance
A variety of gift opportunities is available to AOIIs who, like Kathy Hoover Nelson (Gamma Beta 74), want to make a commitment of support to the AOEI Foundation and its programs during the Decade of Endowment. One method that is popular for its flexibility in planning and its appeal to different age groups is giving life insurance. A gift of a life insu- rance policy is an affordable way for you to make a large, planned gift when other gifts are not possible or convenient. Such a gift can make it possible for you to make a major commitment of support to AOEI Foundation without making a major investment of personal income.
You can make the gift by:
• purchasing a new policy; when you name AOfl
Foundation as the beneficiary and owner, the premium payments are tax-deductible as char- itable contributions
• changing the beneficiary of an existing policy to AOn Foundation
• contributing a paid-up policy you no longer need; you may obtain a tax-deduction for its replacement value or cash surrender value
• naming AOFI Foundation as the secondary or final beneficiary of a policy
• assigning annual dividends to A0I1 Founda- tion; the dividends are tax-deductible as chari- table contributions.
Gifts of life insurance appeal to different types of donors. Younger AOIIs find the premiums easily managed in their budgets and it is usually more affordable for younger women to purchase large amounts of life insurance. Older AOIIs with grown children and paid mortgages discover their insur- ance needs have changed and a policy may no longer be needed for the reasons it was purchased. Giving an unneeded policy can make a major gift possible for an AOII without adversely affecting her financial security.
Planning your insurance needs is an important part of your total financial and estate plan. As you prepare your plans, we hope you will consider including AOII Foundation in your arrangements. Your contributions can benefit you by giving you tax benefits and the satisfaction of knowing your gifts will perpetuate the values and traditions of AOII. AOII benefits from your gifts by having the assurance of funds that will add to the Foundation's financial stability and help continue its vital role in the Decade of Endowment's design for the future. We encourage you to join Kathy Hoover Nelson in supporting AOII Foundation, not only during the Decade of Endowment, but always.

April 1989 Dear Sisters,
Nestled in the gently rolling hills of south central Pennsylvania lies te sleepy little town of Gettysburg. For three days in 1863, the town was anything but sleepy, and the battles waged here changed the course of this nation's history.
Each of us can pinpoint our own Gettysburg— that one event which changed and shaped the course of our own lives. For me, it was the day I became an AOII.
The camaraderie among my pledge sisters, the love and respect of my sisters, and the beauty and simplicity of the rituals are as much a part of me today as they were those many years ago.
Because AOII is such a part of me and because I wanted to ensure that other young women would be able to share these same experiences, I have contrib- uted to the Decade of Endowment. By naming the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation as the sole benefi- ciary of a life insurance policy, I have been able to make the kind of gift which reflects my commitment to my fraternity and my collegiate chapter. I could never achieve this level of commitment and caring by simply opening my checkbook.
The Decade of Endowment is the design for the future well-being of our fraternity. It presents an opportunity for us to become involved in shaping AOITs future—to help keep it the special place it is today and to help make it what it can and should be tomorrow.
I urge you to contribute to our design for the future and show you care through a gift that continues.
Fraternally,
Kathy Hoover Nelson Gamma Beta 74 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
For more information about making a gift of life insurance to AOII Foundation, please contact the Foundation Coordinators at Intrernational Headquarters.
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From OurReaders: Past Editor Writes
The fall '88 issue has material in it which could—should—interest AOIIs, mothers and fathers, Panhellenic friends and associates. It is an inter- esting issue, well developed.
As a past and ongoing editor, I know what it means to have input from readers. I think the very best way to find out what readers want is through questionnaires. Such should help in your other work.
Best wishes to you.
Wilma Smith Leland
Loved the winter '88 issue of To Dragma! Great cover, new collegiate chapters format, "Notable," and incor- poration of Keystones! I learned a lot about the Executive Board, and I'm firedup forConvention. See you there!
Keep up the great work. Sharron Starling
I wanted to write a quick note and tell you how much I enjoyed the latest issue of To Dragma! You have done a wonderfuljob with it, and I especially enjoyed the way you laid out the collegiate commentaries by region. It makes it so much easier to read! All of the articles and pictures were great too!
Congratulations on a great issue and keep up the good work!
Sandy A. Gover RD, Region V
What an improvement in the mag- azine to have such an informative
article about eating disorders—a topic other magazines won't touch.
I will really enjoy reading T o Dragma if this is a new policy of the magazine—to educate the reader. I also enjoyed the Kristen Ries article.
Susan Whitney Kurtz Beta Rho '68
Editor's Response—
Thanks for your kind words of en- couragement. Credit for the eating disorders article should go to Jane Hamblin, who did such a fine job.
Your letters will be printed as space permits, and they are always appre- ciated.
Beth Grantham
Alumnae Chapter News . . .
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The annual Mother/Daughter Des-
sert, organized by Marilyn Horbet Sucoe, gave members the chance to rush those legacies. A t Founders' Day '89, two 50 year members were honor- ed: Mary O'Conner Boulet, Iota '38, and Norma Leversee Botkin, Epsilon '38. Members were particularly excited to recognize the 70th anniversary of the initiation of Eleanor Horner Hull, Nu Kappa '19, reports Pincy Polese.
department store and donating their pay to the Panhellenic scholarship fund.
The South Bay/Palos Verdes Alum- nae Chapter helped hostess a Hallo- ween party sponsored by "Cheer for Children" for acutely ill children and their families at Harbor Hospital in Torrance, reports Patricia Hagerman. Ann Dauenhauer was coordinator.
Members of the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter viewed a variety of crafts at its October meeting hosted by Linda Hines. Founders' Day was celebrated in November with a luncheon at Sou- lard Restaurant. I n December the chapter's hobby auction rasied ap- proximately $550 for arthritis research. Chapter members also helped the Association for Retarded Adults wrap gifts at a local mall, reports Carol Zartman.
At the Wilmington Alumnae Chap- ter's Founders' Day Celebration, a scholarship plaque was presented to the Delta Chi Chapter, recognizing the collegiate member who achieves the highest grade point average each semester while serving the chapter. Certificates of Honor were given to Elizabeth Strong Miller by the Wil- mington Alumnae Chapter and to Barbara Morrison and Genevieve StongSidwell by the Delta Chi Chap- ter. Mary Jean Polaske, Regional Vice Prsident, was guest speaker. "High Tea" followeda solemn candle- light ceremony honoring the founders,
Two 50 year members were honored by the Phoenix Chapter.
The San Jose Alumnae Chapter helped the Delta Sigma Chapter at San Jose State with fall rush. Mar- guerite Lloyd hosted the annual fall luncheon. Chapter members joined the Palo Alto Alumnae Chapter and the Delta Sigma Chapter in a tailgate picnic at the Stanford-San Jose State football game. The annual Christ- mas party was held at the home of Sallie Ditto. Chapter members sup- ported the local area Panhellenic by helping take inventory at a local
Chapter members made holiday wreaths and centerpieces which were auctioned at the December Holiday Boutique, the chapter's one fund rais- ing event for the year. The event raised $403 for philanthropy.
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DePriester, Panhellenic Vice Presi- dent of Inter-Greek Affairs, and Pam Coats, Panhellenic Vice President of Rush. Betsy Brand was selected for Phi Beta Kappa.
Chi Lambda chapter at the U . of Evansville received 26 pledges last fall, reports Michelle Ondee.
The AOII-Sigma Phi Epsilon home- coming float tied for first place. Carrie Wing was the homecoming commit- tee chairman. Monica Whifield, the chapter's homecoming queen candi- date was named first runner up.
The Kappa Alpha chapter at Indi- ana State U . gave a Christmas party for underpriviledged children, reports Stephanie L. Gentry. Sigma Chi fra- ternity joined the Kappa Alphas to host the party which featured a visit from Santa, gifts, and refreshments.
Chelsea Bayh and Kristine Halas will serve on the Panhellenic Coun- cil for the next year.
Omega chapter at Miami U. held its Rose Ball at the Omni Netherland Hotel in Cincinnati, reports Kristen Kluender. Marichu Sendaydiago was in charge of planning the event.
The chapter's former president, Chris Franko, was honored with the Katheryn Poter pin.
During the past quarter, three women of OmegoUpsilon chapter at Ohio IT., Leah Moore, Rhonda Kachelries and Amy Kaufhold, were nominated as Outstanding College Students of America. Leah also served as a Christmas Clearing House volun- teer. Another member, Christina Schmauch, was placed on the list of Who's Who of College Business Ad- ministration Students, reports Dana M. Potopsky.
fn November, Lisa Wolfe played the lead role in "Mysteries of the Bri- dal Night."
AOIls who were recognized for their scholastic: achievements within their majors last quarter were Jac kie Musick who was inducted into the national German honor society and Robin Macklin who was accepted into the Copeland Scholars Program. Debbie Sarich was nominated as Scho- lastic All American on the Ohio U. field hockey team and received an honorable mention in the All-MAC conference., Debbie was the captain of the field hockey team and received the 1988 Most Valuable Player Award.
Phi Upsilon chapter at Purdue U . participated in Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity's "haunted house" fund raiser to help a crippled child in the
Lafayette area, reports Beth Perry. The chapter had a new theme party during rush, "C AOII News Broad- cast to the Future," with MTV videos and high tech sculptures. T o start out the new year, the chapter initiated 41
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Kentucky held a retreat for its pledges at a sister's farm last fall, reports Kris- tin E. Young. On Halloween, the pledges hosted a party for under- priviledged children of the commun- ity. Chapter members were co-hosts for the Kappa Sigma Road Rally. Cars from each sorority and frater- nity followed clues throughout Lex- ington to raise money forUK Handi- capped Services. Kappa Omega asked the Sigma Nu fraternity to co-host a "Casino Night" to raise money for arthritis research.
During Alcohol Awareness Week this semester, the chapter invited Sigma Pi fraternity over for "mock- tails." Different types of punch and
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Kappa Omicron chapter at Rhodes College was busy last semester with a pledge retreat in rural Arkansas, Big Sister Revelation in November, and other activities, reports Michelle Angel. The other events included an entry in the homecoming float com- petition and a volleyball intramural team.
Five members and two pledges: Valerie Weeks, Anne Smerkanicz, Mar- garet Chandler, Anita Horn, Stacy Dezutter, Tracy Castleberry, and Ter- ron Shoemaker, were in the campus production of "Robber Bridegroom."
Philanthropic activities included the pledges' annual "Stick-Up for Arthritis" and participating in the March of Dimes Bowl-A-Thon. Chap- ter members joined i n the Panhellenic spirit by helping give a Halloween Party for the children of the Rhodes College faculty.
Leanne Johnson reports that Omega Omicron chapter, Lambuth College, supported arthritis research by sel- ling stadium cushions at ball games and sponsoring the AOfl "Pie Throw" at homecoming. Another homecom- ing activity was a mum sale by the pledges. Lisa Powell was crowned homecoming queen, and Renee Mathis, Missy Allensworth and Janet Ellen Wilson were members of the homecoming court.
Omicron chapter at the U. of Ten- nesseehasan "alum-mums" program, reports Rebekah Ragsdale. Twenty- four alumnae "moms" have such inter- actions as dinners, movies, and laundry-washings for the pledges.
The 28th Annual AOII Barbecue was held on October 15th, prior to the UT-Alabama football game. Alum- nae, mothers, and collegians worked to feed nearly 3,000 hungry fans and raised thousands of dollars for arthri- tis research.
The Founders' Day celebration on January 17 featured Mrs. Albert (Tipper) Gore as guest speaker.
Rho Omicron chapter at Middle Tennessee State U. won the third place trophy for homecoming events, reports Carolyn W alker.
Chapter members participated in a weekly sisterhood night. Other activi- ties included a stress management workshop and an alcohol awareness program. Jennifer Bennett, Panhel- lenic delegate, got members to pass around a cup each week for United Way. At Thanksgiving the chapter sponsored two children and gave them gifts. The chapter also made the larg- est contribution at MTSU to send Bart Dodsen to the Special Olympics. A trophy was presented to the chapter for the most money raised.
The Tau Omicrons at the U. of Tennessee-Martin received "Best of Show" in the Pyramid Contest and second place in the float contest dur- ing homecoming, reports Donna Hooper.
The chapter's fall social had a "Get Hip with AOIT' theme and partici- pants dressed in clothes from the '60s. In November, the Tau Omicrons held a Thanksgiving dinner with their mothers as guests. After their Christmas party in December, chap- ter members went to Cane Creek Rehabilitation Center and the nurs- ing home to sing Christmas carols.
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Alpha Deltas at the U . of Alabama worked to improve Greek/faculty rela- tions by sponsoring a faculty dinner, reports Christian R. Smith. For a Halloween treat, the children of faculty members trick or treated at the sorority houses. Costumed AOIIs greeted the kids with handfuls of candy.
The chapter placed second in the golf tournament and won the March of Dimes volleyball tournament. In philanthropic activities, the pledges conducted their annual trick or treat- ing and raised more than $350 for arthritis research.
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Delta Delta chapter at Auburn U . began last quarter with its pledge formal, reports Susie Smith.
Freshman Shannon Sheffield repre- sented AOII in the Miss Fall Rush Pageant and was selected first runner up.
Delta Delta placed second in "spirit" in the homecoming parade. Tracey Harris and Natalie Hain were final- ists in the Miss Homecoming compe- tition. Rebecca Brown was first runner up in the Miss Glomerata Pageant. The pledges hosted a pizza party for the newly established sorority on cam- pus, Sigma Kappa.
Gamma Delta chapter at the U . of South Alabama won second place in the annual Chi Omega songfest, re- ports Jean Calametti. Regional Director Carole Jones attended song- fest with the chapter members.
Past International President Mary Louise Roller was guest speaker at the Founders' Day Banquet, which also marked the chapter's 20th anni- versary. Dana Bradley won the scholar- ship award for the third year in a row, and she also received the Donna Gaye Hare Award, the chapter's spe- cial award given each year to the senior member who best exemplifies AOII ideals in all areas of her life.
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Gamma Omicrons at the U . of Florida placed third in Gator Rally, a spirit competition between fraterni- tys and sororities, reports Joanne Campbell.
Lisa Miller recedived a SL000 scholarship from the Clearwater Pan- hellenic Association. Cathalyn Linsz was AOIIs entry in the Miss Univer- sity of Florida Pageant.
Jennifer Carito, Gamma Theta, U . of South Florida, reports that the chapter's most recent members of the Order of Omega are Alycia Buford, Bonnie Coleman, Eileen Perkinson, and Angela Welch. The chapter won first place in the Greek Sing Contest during Greek Week. Gamma Theta members had their first "Win, Lose, or Draw" event during the fall semes- ter and raised approximately $200 for philanthropy.
Gamma Upsilon chapter at St. Leo College had the largest pledge class on campus and initiated ten new sis- ters in December, reports Dina Tracy.
The chapter's homecoming float won third place. Chapter members enjoyed International President Peg Crawford's visit.
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Alpha Theta chapter members at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA worked together to spread cheer to U.S. military personnel who were overseas during the holiday season. The chapter decorated and mailed homemade cards to those unable to make it home.
Alpha Thetas conducted a phone- a-thon in January. The money raised will go toward the chapter's dona- tion for the new Fraternity Head- quarters.
Beta Lambdas at Illinois W esleyan U. turned the tables on the cold weather last semester with their an- nual "Pineapple Party," reports Carolyn Snyder. The party featured palm trees, Hawaiian huts, and trop- ical fruit.
ship dessert, reports Mary Ellman. Lisa Johnson, Marybeth Neffke, Holly Nibert, and Julie W halen were honor- ed for 5.0 grade point averages.
For the chapter's philanthropy, an AOn pie eating contest was held. Members of fraternities and sororities competed to eat the most pie as they raised money for arthritis research. Iotas entertained underprivileged children from Champaign's Matthew House at a Halloween party.
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Four members of Iota chapter were honored for 5.0 GPAs.
The chapter's Founders' Day cele- bration i n December was attended by many alumnae, including Mary Wil- liams, Executive Board member. Many of the recent alumnae stayed for the chapter's semi-formal Christmas dance which was held that evening.
Iota chapter at the U . of Illinois recognized its top scholars at a scholar-
The members ofPhi Chi chapter at the U . of Chicago dedicated them- selves to revamping rush during their fall quarter, reports Cheryl Whitmore. Jessie W ang organized the rush par- ties for winter quarter and Christine Graves designed a system for meeting the prospective rushees i n advance. Prospective rushees were introduced to A0I1 through soda dates, movie nights, lunches, and pre-rush informa- tion parties.
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it is the largest sorority on campus and the only one over quota, reports Rachel Chavira.
Funded by the pledge class, the chapter's "Under the Big Top" ap- preciation party was a huge success. The pledges presented a framed pic-
t u r e of their pledge class to every member and topped off the event with a new AOII song.
Chrissy Parker received an award from Panhellenic for being the soror- ity woman with the highest GPA. She has also been inducted into the Alpha Chi honor society.
Chapter members enjoyed their an- nual retreat at Denny Sewell's lake house. T o celebrate the chapter's 10th anniversary, the alumnae chapter threw an AOII birthday party for all collegians and alumnae.
Chapter members collected over 1000 cans of food in the Panhellenic campaign to support the Battered Women's Shelter. The women of Up- silon Lambda also donated their time and gifts to underprivileged children and were rewarded with a smile on each child's face when Santa distrib- uted the goodies.
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The pledges raised over $800 for arthritis research with a rock-a-thon.
Kappa T a u chapter at Southeast- ern Louisiana U. held a philanthropy week to raise money for arthritis research, reports Josie Capitano. The week included a 24 house nonstop wagon roll around campus, a spagh- etti dinner, and a can shake.
Chapter members enjoyed Interna- tional President Peg Crawford's visit during October.
Joline V aughn was chosen home- coming queen and was joined on the homecoming court by sisters Lacie Arnold, Benicia Cognevich, and Pasha McDonald.
Fall events included family day at Cate Square Park in Hammond and hosting the annual "All Greek Mixer." The Kappa Taus also hosted a recep- tion to honor the teachers on the SLU campus for their hard work and dedi- cation.
Lambda Tau chapter was named overall spirit winner for the 1988 football season at Northeast Louisi- ana U . AOII was represented on the Homecoming Court by Cari Long and on the State Fair Court by Angie Keasler and Becky Stokes. Tracey Frazier, Tracey Hanks, Anna Holm- berg, Cathy Martin, Carla Smith, Becky Stokes, and Tammy Werfel were tapped into Rho Lambda in November.
A city beautification project and the Christmas canned food drive rounded out the fall season, reports Gloria Stuchlik.
Kathy Desgranges, a member of the Sigma Omicron chapter was crowned homecoming queen at Arkansas State U., reports Gail Grace. Tania Dement was named homecoming maid.
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treat" night for arthritis. This new- project raised approximately $500 for arthritis research.
Jodi Newton was nominated for Greek woman of the year, reports Jenny Payne.
Wendy Booth, a member of the Alpha Phi chapter was selected home- coming queen at Montana State U.. It was the third consecutive year than an AOII has won the title.
The chapter's yearly "spookhouse" resulted in approximately $700 being raised for arthritis research.
Janet Mendel, who recently grad- uated, received the chapter's own Eliza- beth Pope Nelson award at the Founders' Day celebration. This award is given only when a two thirds majority of the chapter votes for a single recipient. Lorri W alden received the "Girl of AOII" award.
Packed into cars like sardines, the members, pledges and alumnae of Alpha Sigma at the U. of Oregon par- ticipated in a combined collegian and alumnae activity in early Novem- ber—a car rally. After separating into teams, the participants followed clues that led them around Eugene, Oregon, eventually arriving at a local motel where dinner, music and prizes await- ed them.
Chapter members welcomed Anita Rowson as their new housemother in November.
At the Founders' Day celebration in December, Alpha Sigma had the largest alumnae turnout in fiveyears, reports Susannah Bodman.
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Donna Johnson, president of the Alpha Gamma chapter at Washing- ton State II., has been selected WSU Panhellenic President for 1989.
Donna, a junior majoring in pub- lic relations, is also a 1988-89 Dia- mond Jubilee Foundation scholar- ship recipient with a current GPA of 3.9.
Chapter members formed an intra- mural football team and became the 1988 champions. Another fall activity was the chapter pledges' "trick or


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Finance Officer, on the Board of
Directors, and she is an A0I1 Foun- dation supporter. Her philanthropic activity also includes working with her church, where she is financial secretary and a member of the build- ing committee.
As in all phases of life, getting older does have its disadvantages. Loneliness, losing a spouse or friends, health problems, and a lack of energy were some of the disadvantages men- tioned by the women interviewed. Professional writers on the subject of retirement also advise that a person needs to find a source of self-esteem separate from her job before she retires. Other important topics to consider before retirement are the kind of lifes- tyle desired, financial questions, and what one's spouse expects. Experts suggest trying out hobbies or activities
Nancy Dunbar, a member of the Sigma Phi chapter at California State- Northridge, was elected homecom- ing queen, reports Eileen Romig.
Sigma Phi's A l l University Flag Football Team travelled to New
in a small way before retirement. Whether due to wise planning or good luck, the women on the cover seem to have found lifestyles that are, for the most part, quite satisfying. Family is important to all of them. The two widows, Mary Ann and Mary Louise, naturally miss their husbands, but they enjoy their adult children and their grandchildren. Nan, Carolyn and Jean are all mar- ried, and Carolyn's mother lives with
her.
They all seem to look at things dif- ferently than they used to. Nan des- cribes the change as "finding satis- faction in things you rushed past before."
"You enjoy things more," is how Jean puts it. "You laugh at things you used to take seriously."
Orleans to participate in the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association Flag Football Tourna- ment. The team is ranked fifth in the nation.
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In October, the C h i Psi chapter at Cal Poly State U. at San Luis Obispo held a ping pong-a-thon to raise money for the Diamond Jubilee Foun- dation, the Ruby Fund, and arthritis research. AOIIs paddled nonstop for 48 hours to raise nearly $ 1000, reports Denise Ansolabehere.
Lambda Betas at California State- Long Beach won an award from the Panhellenic Council for their pledge program, reports Tracy Schumacher.
Adrienne Noles and Donna Taylor were honored for being on the uni- versity's president's list for outstand- ing GPAs, and Lucinda Mercado was honored for being on the dean's list.
The highlight of the fall semester for Sigma chapter at the U. of Cali- fornia at Berkley was International President Peg Crawford's visit in De- cember. After a Sunday brunch, Peg spent two hours telling of her adven- tures as International President.
Another visitor this semester was Chapter Consultant Betsey Smith who brought new, exciting ideas and fun.
Many chapter members dressed in costumes in October to participate in a Greek sponsored Halloween party for the children at Malcom X Ele- mentary School. Sigma's bi-annual Scholarship Dinner in November featured a speaker from an all women's law firm in San Francisco.
Sigma chapter received awards from the Panhellenic Association as fol- lows: for participating in all Greek activities; for having the most out- standing pledge in the Greek system; and for an outstanding pledge pro- gram, reports Mindy C. Davis.
Lambda Betas work at a water stand during 1/2 marathon. From left: Candace Wt in- burg, Adrienne Noles, Teresa Woo, Tina Hahn, Margaret Moore, and Brenda Kirkwood.
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