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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2016-07-13 23:03:41

1996 Fall - To Dragma

Vol. LXVII, No. 4

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Experience of a lifetime
AOTJ's Olympic Volunteers
Leadership Institute 1996
Centennial Founders'Day
Chapter Consultants
Scholarship Recipients


a message from our President
Today's Challenge...
Have you noticed the many times chat a challenge is offered today?
The most visible ones take place on the public scene. This would include the Olympics this past summer and the Presidential Election in November.
Team Challenge at Leadership Institute was held with little fanfare, but lots of heat and great fun! Leadership Institute was a challenge to Headquarters Staff and the members o f
the LI Committee. Everyone rose to this challenge!
The Executive Board has challenged the membership to move forward into the new structure and to assist in raising the level o f success o f our chapters. In turn, you have challenged the Board to look to the future.
October is a special time of challenge for our collegiate members who areintheirsenioryearofstudy. Thismonthmarksthe AOn Foundation's Senior Challenge. Each chapter is challenged to have 100% of their graduating members donate Si0.00 each to the Foundation.
Not only are they exptessing their gratitude to the Foundation for the assistance in providing funding for programming, training, and speakers at Leadership Institute and Convention...the members are establishing an act of giving
which we hope becomes a habit.
Now, it was several years ago that I was a senior - long before the introduction of the Senior Challenge. However, I am taking this opportunity to challenge those alumnae who wereseniorsin1959(andproudofit). Joinmeincontributing$10.00eachto a special 1959 Challenge!
You tealize, this is also a challenge to see ifyou read this letter I hope you did and accept my challenge. Simply designate in the memo line on your check - "1959 Challenge."
In today's world of immediate media coverage and critical attention, it is a challenge to each ofustoconveythepositiveaspectsofour experienceintheGreeksystem. Recognizethefac- tors which assisted your personal development and continue to guide your participation in the world around you. Encourage those young women who have selected Alpha Omicron Pi and those yet to face that choice...to look for the benefits beyond the next party. Explain what the term commitment means to you and to your Fraternity.
These are challenges for all of us. You do not have contact with women of college age? Remember their family, friends, and employers may have contact with you and you can influence their attitude.
Before you move o n to read about Leadership Institute a n d o u r upcoming Centennial, please remember my challenge. Those of you graduating in 1959, remember what a simple time it was. Assist our Foundation in meeting the changing needs of our undergraduate sister today.
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contents
A message from our President Experience of a lifetime
Don't Miss It - 1997 Centennial Centennial Founders' Day Events Leadership Institute 1996
A Double Installation Directory 1996-97 AOTT Emporium
AOTTjoins FIPG
Togetherwe willfindsuccess! Collegiate News
1996-97 Chapter Consultants New twist for Magazine Program AOTT Foundation News Foundation ScholarshipWinners Power of Fnendship. AOTT Notables
Spectacular 1997 Cruises NSU Colonization
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Pam Paepcke, Lambda Sigma (U of Georgia) was honored to run her segment of the Olympic Torch Relay through Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park the day before the opening ceremonies. Pam said, "I held (my torch) high for everyone to see so they could feel the patriotism that I fett!".
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Experience of a lifetime
This summer, the attention of the world was focused on Atlanta, Georgia. The XXVIth Olympiad marked the 100th Anniversary of the modern Olympic games - a subtle reminder that the formation of a new fraternity and the resurrection of an historic event occurred within the same year.
True to the spirit of AOITs volunteerism, many of our sisters con- tributed tremendous effort to this event. Sisters from all over experienced this once in a lifetime opportunity.
While there are, no doubt, countless other volunteers, we want to acknowledge those of whom we are aware.
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jenny Durden and the athletes from Zambia patiently wait in Fulton County Stadium for their turn to march in the opening ceremonies, jenny served as the official host to the
Zambia delegation. Above right jenny Durden stands beside the delegation's seating aiea in Fulton County Stadium.
Jenny Durden,
Lambda Sigma
(U of Georgia),
worked at the Olympic Experience, a visitor center in Atlanta, for 4 years greeting the world and welcoming them to Adanta. She was a tour guide telling visitors facts and trivia about the Olympics coming to Adanta. Since 1995 Jenny has been working with the ceremonies staff helping with preparations tor the opening and closing cere- monies. She helped audi- tion thousands of people from all over the south to be a part of the cast. "What a great experience working with the choreo- graphers was," she claimed. Her duties then turned to helping in the ceremonies office. There she could be found work-
ing in wardrobe, account- ing, and making travel arrangements. She made coundess calls to staff with times and information about the ceremonies.
Durden's most exciting activity was serving as host to the country of Zambia tor the opening cere- monies. TheZambian delegation was comprised of 9 athletes and 6 admin- istrators. Before the start of the opening ceremonies Jenny and die Zambia team waited in what was called "Line-up" in Fulton County Stadium to pre- pare for the parade of dele- gations. "We rested for 4 hours as we waited to march into the ceremony. Since 1 was at the end of the alphabet f was seated near the USA team. They were at the end because of being the host country." Excitement filled the air as the athletes met each other,
took pictures, and awaited the games beginnings. " I was dirilied to be a part of it all as a native Adantan. Memories for a lifetime!" commented Jenny. She spent time during the games with her new Zambian friends as she watched them compete in boxing and in the
athletic events. Jenny also worked in the dosing cere- monies. "Adanta loves the Olympic games, and so do I!"
Andrea Dilinger,
Kappa
Omicron
(Rhodes
College)
could be found in Centennial Park as Izzy, the animated and fun filled character that was
chosen to be the official mascot of the 1996 games. When a team from Adanta headed to Japan in 1990 to bid for the 1996 games a group of 70 students also made the trip. The students were referred to as the Dream Team and were
Andrea Dillinger could be found in Centennial PatiM and other venues as Izzy or serving as Izzy's escort!
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considered to be very instrumental inhelpingto bring the Olympics to Adanta. Because of this, a new Dream Team was organized every year lead- ing up to the Olympics. Andrea, a member of the 1993 Dream Team,
leading up to the games. ACOG sponsored numer- ous events including cloth-
ing, food and toy drives that the Adanta chapter was involved in. Along with donating time, the chapter purchased two commemorative bricks that were placed in Centennial Park. One brick was for the Adanta Alumnae Chapter and die other for The Centennial Celebration of AOIT
Carrie and Melanie Waters, Delta Delta
(Auburn U.)
volunteered their time
in the Olympic Village Recreation Center. T h e recreation center offered outlets for the athletes which included ping- pong, pool tables, and areas for the athletes to relax and meet athletes from other countries. Both Carrie and Melanie handed out nearly 1,000 gift bags supplied by Powerade to the athletes, coaches and support staff. The packs included such items as a t-shirt, water bottle, back-pack, baseball cap, umbrella and various sundry items. Carrie claimed that, "we were very fortunate to be placed in an area where we had contact with so many athletes. Most were very gracious and exchanged pins and gifts with us from their coun- try." They made many new international friends and learned about so many different cultures. W h e n asked what experience stood
out in their mind, Carrie replied that meet- ing the U.S. gold medal- ist in archery, Justin Hurish, in the village would have to be it. Carrie commented, "what made this meet- ing even more exciting was that he had just
won the gold medal and he had itwith him. He letmeputiton! Itwas an awesome feeling."
Kim Cole, Phi
Upsilon
(Purdue U.) was a member of the volun- teer services staff at the Main Press Center. Her duties included check- ing the volunteers in every morning, making rounds through the complex to talk with other volunteers, and making sure everything was going well. The most important thing was keeping enthusiasm and morale up among all the volunteers. "Meeting volunteers from all over the world was a great experience," stated Kim. She report- ed for duty the first week of July and left only for a short time to take the bar. She is a licensed attorney in the state o f Illinois.
Shawna
Haught, Phi
(U of Kansas),
was selected to run the olympic flame in May through a 1.3 km stretch of Lawrence, Kansas. Her name was entered into the drawing by many of her AOnsistersbecauseof her talent as an amateur
runner. They also felt it would be a great experi- ence for hex. She was chosen as a community hero and joined other community members to run with the torch. "It was a thrill of a lifetime," commented Shawna when asked to describe the experience. Her boyfriends brother, a pole vaulter for the USA team was in the crowd watch- ing her. "It was great to be able to share that moment with him." After completing her ran she was able to ride in the van along the rest of die route. "It was great to see everybody get so excited over the olympic flame."
Carrie and Melanie Waters take time out from passing out gift packs to the athletes in the Olympic village.
involved herself with ser- vice projects and other volunteeractivities. All Dream Team participants were told that they would be able to play some role in the 1996 games. Andrea was selected to receive an application for the position of Izzy because she was the right size and height for the costume. Some events that she was able to par- ticipate in as Izzy included a promotion of the Adanta Host Family Program, Olympic Games staff meetings and training events, along with going to local schools to meet with chil- dren. Andrea has not declared a major at Rhodes but as she put it, "hoped to be discovered while in Adanta, then maybe go into theatre."
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Shawna Haught carries her torch through the streets of Lawrence Kansas. Shawnos name was submitted into the drawing by her sisters at Phi Chapter
played a unique part in the Olympics. O n Monday, July 15, she and 19 other models were chosen to participate in a runway fashion show pre- sented for the wives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in down town Adanta. The
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show was billed as die most high-fashion, opu- lent fashion show ever to hit Atlanta, rivaling those of New York and Paris. Heidi quoted, "Many models tried out for this prestigious international event. I felt honored to have been selected for this once in a life rime
opportunity."
Jannefl Knox is pictured at the Coliseum in Athens. Ga. This venue was host to both men's and women's gymnastics and Rhythm*: gymnastics.
volunteers, directing them where to go, and giving out meal passes. The yachting venue was host to 400 sailors representing 97 coun- tries. An Olympic vil- lage was set up for the participants and Savannah played host
to their own opening and closing ceremonies.
Pat Maslac Vallandigham, Alpha Gamma (Washington
State U.), andher husband spent 19 days in
Atlanta where they both volunteered at the Georgia Dome. They had the privilege of hosting a VTP area for family and friends of the gymnastics and bas- ketball teams. Their main duty was to ensure that
the spectators and VIP's in the press boxarea were not disturbed. "We met
many wonderful people and enjoyed a truly once in a lifetime experience." Pat referred to their loca- tion as a " prime assign- ment, having views of all of the gymnastic and bas- ketball competitions."
Margaret Current Moore was a vol- unteer at the Yachting Venue in Savannah. Georgia.
.- Pam Paepcke's experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity. These two men are actually total strangers who just wanted their photo taken with an Olympic torch bearer.
day. I felt honored from the day I received m y letter
telling me that I was cho- sen to carry the olympic flame to the moment that my torch was lit."
Some of the community projects that Pam was involved in include help- ing with a library book drive for underprivileged families, a food drive for the hungry, a story read- ing and refreshment pro- gram for first graders in the inner city, and home building for Habitat for Humanity. Mostrecendy she has spent time with theTechwood Outreach Program Through Sports,
Jannell Knox,
Lambda Sigma
(U of Georgia),
volunteered her time as an Event Services Supervisor at the Coliseum where both mens and women's volleyball and Rhythmic Gymnastics were held. In order TO prepare for her position at the coliseum she was required to attend four, 4-hour sessions to be prepared to serve the spec- tators who would attend these events. She is a regis- tered nurse, so being able to help medically was another reason for her get- ting the position. Jannell oversaw the many other volunteers such as the ush- ers, ticket takers and vol- unteers helping with patron flow.
Margaret
Current Moore,
Beta Phi
(Indiana
University),
spent her time during the Olympics volun- teering at the Yachting Venue in Savannah, Georgia. A volunteer director for 22 years at a hospital in Ohio, she is a firm believer in vol- unteerism. A resident of Savannah, Margaret served in the main vol- unteer tent. She would help with checking in
Pam Paepcke,
Lambda Sigma
(U of Georgia),
(TOPS Too). She also gave her rime at a weekly bible school/values training program for elementary age girls of the Techwood Housing P r o j e c ^ g g ^ ^ ^ "Carrying the torch lit
was one of just over 200
community leaders in the
AtlantaMetroareachosen withtheolympicflameis to carry the torch on the
final legs of the three
month cross-country relay.
She was picked by the
United Way of
Metropolitan Adanta and
the Atlanta Committee for
the Olympic Games for
her community service.
Pam carried the torch
through Historic Stone
Mountain Park, located in
an Adanta suburb, on July
18th, just one day before opening ceremonies. " I cant describe the excite- ment that led up to that
like carrying the ultimate symbol representing the peace that overcomes the world for those two short weeks," said Pam. "How often does the Olympics come to the United States? How often are the Olympics held in the city in which you live? How often do you get to be a part of the Olympics in such a way as to carry the Olympic Flame? I held it high for everyone to see so
that they could feel the patriotism that I felt!"
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Clemmons, Nu (VandeVjt U.),
volunteered for the 1996 Olympic Youth Camp held at Berry College in Mount-Berry, GA. The Youth Camp brought together 500 campers from 150 countries, ages 16-18, who participated in the largest youth camp in Olympic history. " I have been a summer vol- unteer for the Adanta Committee forthe Olympic games for six summers and was hon- ored to be chosen for the Olympic Youth Camp," she said. "My life has been altered on many lev- els since the camp began and meeting young peo- ple from 157 countries was awesome."
with crowd control. They were presented with certifi- cates of appreciation and a t-shirt for their participa- tion. "It was very exciting being able to participate in this Olympic tradition," said Karen Ryan, Delta Sigma (San Jose State U.).
Marilyn Vaughn
Goodman,
Tau Omicron
(U of Tennessee-
Martin), carried me
Olympic torch through Milan, Tennessee. Goodman was nominated by her fellow club mem- bers of the Milan Junior Auxiliary. Marilyn admits that she doesn't always feel comfortable in the spot- light. Afterall,inhereyes, any of die women from the club could have been
D A R E , program into her school system. "I have really enjoyed the experi- ence,"Goodman says. "From the moment I got m y official letter saying I had been selected, the club has been with me sharing the excitement."
Debi Lee,
Epsilon (Cornell
U .), was a participant in a company sponsored torch run in September of 1995 on Manhattan Island. Her company, an Olympic sponsor, donat- ed money for every par- ticipant. The event was held to boost people's excitement for the Olympic games.
Debbie Harllee, Zeta Psi (East
who volunteered her time at the
Badminton venue.
Anne Antonenko,
Beta Tau (U
of Toronto),
was yet another eager volunteer who served at the Atlanta Airport.
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Julie Peeler Hardin (left) was a driver for VP's, and her daughter. Janet Peeler, was a security guard at the Georgia Dome.
Robin-Lynn Clemmons.middle. poses with other OlympicYouth Camp Counselors at Berry College in Georgia.
Carolina U) assist- ed with the Italian Olympic team's pre- Olympic Training in their American base location
of Winston-Salem, NC. As a Junior League vol- unteer, Debbie volun- teered to greet the women's basketball and men's baseball teams at
the airport, assisted in practice sessions for gym- nastics, track & field, and Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling. She also acted as a hostess for an Italian Night at the Opera reception to meet the Italian Ambassador.
Other sisters could who could be found in Atlantaincluded
Ashley Lee, Lambda Sigma (U of Georgia),
security guard at the Georgia Dome, the loca- tion for the Gymnastics and Basketball Venues.
Janet Peeler, Alpha Pi (Florida
State U.), was a driver for different VIP's
during the Olympic Games. Becauseshe isa teacher during the school year and off in the summer she was able to volunteer her time at the games.
These sisters are just a few that gave their time and dedication to the Olympic Centennial (Celebration,
llterc were, no doubt, manyodiers. As stated in the remarks made at the closing ceremonies, die Centennial Olympic Games would never have been possible widiout the many volunteers that gave of their time. We salute ourAOn volunteers!
AllAmatulli Chi lambda (U ofEvansyille)
Several Delta Sigmas and San
Jose Alumnae par- ticipated in the Olympic Torch Run passing through SanJose, California on May Z Sisters including Heather Jauch, Patricia Hall, Stacie Lonaker, Julie Hu, Kathy Reynolds, Haidi Stanfill, and Karen Ryan helped
chosen. Goodman, who in addition to serving as the K-12 social worker for the Milan school system and as a part of the Milan
Junior Auxiliary, is a volun- teerforthe MustardSeed, a Methodist women's group. As an advocate for a drug-fro; lifestyle, she sponsors the 'Just say No' program, and she also helped to implement the
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COUNTDOWN TO CENTENNIAL
There's no doubt about it. This will be the grandest convention in AOITs history. Come with us to the Marriott Marquis in New York City, June 27-30,1997, to Celebrate Our Century. We re going back to our roots, to Barnard College of Columbia University. Kor it was there where four young women climbed a little winding staircase into the stockroom of the old Columbia College library. As Founder Stella Perry later recalled, "On that window seat of that quiet room, pigeons outside and snow lightly falling, with what emotion you can imagine, we pledged one another..."
What a century it has been! Today we number over 100,000 members, have chartered 171 collegiate chapters and 220 alumnae chapters in the United States and Canada. We have much to celebrate! Because we want this to be the most memorable AOFI experience for everyone, we are encouraging members to personally inv ite others to join thorn. The postcards featured here are availahle^ee to anyone by request. Contact AOIT HQ,and we'll be happy to send them.
Reservation deadlines are February 1, 1997 for delegates and April 1. 1997 lor non-delegates. A brochure containing detailed information on events and lees, and Convention Registration Forms are available by contacting Colleen Caban, Centennial Celebration/,Archives Coordinator, AOFI International Headquarters, 615-370-0920, (Fax) 615-371-9736 or (F-mail) [email protected]
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In December 1896, four young women pledged them- selves to one another and ded- icated their energy to forming a new Greek organization - Alpha Omicron Pi. The hopes and dreams ofStella, Bess, Helen and Jesse were lofty, yet through their vision, the groundwork was laid for what has become an outstand- ing International Fraternity.
On December 8, 1996, AOris all over the United States and Canada will join together in their communities to commem- orate Alpha Omicron Pi's Centennial Founders' Day. This event will officially kick-off the festivities leading up to our Centennial Celebration in New York City, June 27-30,1997.
Collegiate and alumnae chapters from all over the US and Canada will be gathering in banquet halls, restaurants, country clubs, historical mansions, and private homes to salute our past and cel- ebrate our future. Itisour hope that every A O n will take the opportunity to locate the cele- bration nearest her and make plans to attend. It will be a won- derful opportunity to rekindle
old friendships and make new ones as we unite to commemo- rate this special event.
All Founders' Day programs will include recognition of special guestsincludinginviteduniversity and community representatives.
Each alumnae and collegiate chapter has planned to mark the occasion by presenting a gift to their local university or community. One of the principles that our Founders instilled in our fraternity was to be o f service to the world about us. It continues to be our desire to be sensitive to needs in our communities
and to be willing to share our talents, our strengths and our resources. Individual gifts will be announced and presented during the program.
Founders' Day is certainly a time to celebrate achievement with awards, and this year will be no exception. There will also be time set aside fora memorable candlelighting and Friendship Circle.
Centennial Convention will be an event everyone will
want to attend, but some will be unable. We do, however, hope that all AOITs will take the opportunity to experience a part of the Centennial excitement by attending a Centennial Founders' Day. Celebrate the Century - itall begins December 8, 1996.
Due to campus schedules andJor facility availability, some of our
chapters will be celebrating on another date. Please see the accom-
panying listfor specificdetails.
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Make Plans tcxattend the
The unveil- ing of colle- giate chapter banners and alumnae chapter quilt squares will take place.
All collegiate chapters have pre- pared a banner to be carried by
a representative in the parade of banners during Centennial Conventions opening Birthday Celebration. The collegiate banners will be revealed during the December 8th Founders' Day banquets for the first time.
Likewise, each alumnae chapter has painstakingly created a quilt square to be pieced together and hand quilted into the Centennial Alumnae quilt. The quilt will also be showcased at the Birthday Celebration and will later hang on display at International Headquarters. Since the squares will already be in the hands of a seamstress, a photo or sketch of the individ- ual square will be presented.
Centennial rounders Da
At our International Headquarters on December 8, a time capsule rilled with AOFI memorabilia will be buried in the Founders' Circle to the Inspiration Walkway. International President,Ann Gilchrist, and Centennial Celebration Cornmittee Chairman, Nancy Clark, will be on hand to officiate.
The Centennial Celebration Committee has been hard at work over the past several years in preparation for these events. One of their exciting achievements is a video production reenactment of our Founders during the early days of our Fraternity. The video will be made available to chapters to show during their Founders' Day program.
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On December 8, 1996,
all over the United States
and Canada will
communities to commemorate Alpha Omicron Pi's
together in their Centennial Founders9 Day.
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ehbrationn e a r e s t y o u .
Tuscaloosa
Smith Hall Museum December 8,1996 2:30 MelanieMcLin 2051366-9987
Tuscaloosa Alumnae, Alpha Delta
Arkansas
Rogers
Johnson Bed & Breakfast Inn December 8,1996 1:30 Kathi Rithardscm Widker (501)521-5727
Northt vest Arkansas
Jonesboro
Jonesboro Country Club December 8,1996 2.00 Carolyn Swindle W'yatt (501) 932-1155
Sigma Omicron, Jonesboro Alumnae
Little Rock
Pleasant Valley Country Club
December 8,1996 MycheUe Kleypcis (501)224-1727
Little Rock Alumnae
Arizona
Flagstaff
Little America
November 24,1996 10:30 Kristin Benson
(602) 482-2112
Theta Omega
Phoenix
I'ointe Hilton Resort
at Squaw Peak
December 8,1996 10:30 Lorraine Rhodes Wray
(602) 843-3636 Phoenix Alumnae
California
Berkeley
Berkeley Marina Marriott December 1,1996 10:30 Judith Lacina West (510)537-0149
Northern California Council: San Mateo Alumnae, San
Jose Alumnae, Palo Alto Alumnae, Sacramento Vcdle\r Alumnae, Monterey Alumnae, East Bay Alumnae. Sigma. Delta Sigma, Chi Alpha, Diablo Valley Alumnae
Long Beach
Long Beach Hyatt December 8,1996 10O0 Carlo Kramer Jesse
(714) 9()8A)090
Southern California Council: West Los Angeles Alunviae,
Chi I'si. Northern Orange Co. Alunviae, Lambda Beta,
San Fernando VaUey Alumnae. Sigma Phi, Ventura County Alumnae, Southern Orange County Alumnae, South Bay/ Polos Vercles Alumnae, Lambda lota. Scui Diego .Alumnae
Colorado
Arvada (Denver Area)
To your
participating. Some information was still incomplete at deadline. Please call the
Alabama
Auburn
December 8,1996 11:30 Dawn Williamson
(205) 534-7107 Huntsville Alumnae
Jacksonville
assist you in locating
a celebration
has been compiled
in
area,
location. We have also included date, time, contact person and number, and chapters
by
do have
listed,
they and just
Please
Delia Delta Chapter Room January 19,1997 2O0 Dianna Casey (334)502-8885
Delia Delta
Birmingham
The Club
December 8,1996 7.00 Kelli Might
(205) 491-7401
Binning}uim • tlumnae,
Rho Delta, Tan Delta, Zeta Pi
Decatur
Ornament Swap-Location TBA December8,19962.00
Tanya Williams Spillinan
(205) 351-2336
Decatur Area Alumnae
Huntsville
Heritage Club
Game Cock
January 18,1997 7K)0 lA'slie Wallac e
(205)435-6465 Delta Fpsilon
Mobile
information
contact person for updated
I f you
may failed
contact
information.
not see your
a celebration
to submit information
Alumnae
your
chapter
chapter scheduled
to us. president.
Center
Grand
December 8,1996 1.00 Tiffany Waguespack (334)433-4700
Mobile Alumnae.
Montgomery
Montgomery Country Club December 7,1996 12.W
Vonda Farris Wood (334)279-8510
Sigma Delta, Montgomery Alumnae
Hotel
Point Clearlake
Comma
Delta
Hotel
11O0
Arvada Center
December 8,1996 12.00 Leslie Rhoades W heeler (303)421-2994
Chi Delta. Denver
Connecticut
(see New York)
Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Ft. hmderdak Country Ctub December 8,1996 l l f f l Rosa Soltesz Zingarella
(305) 421-3236
Fort Lauderdale Alumnae. Boc a Raton Area Alumnae, Palm Beach County Alumnae, Greater Miami Alumnae
Alumnae
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Orlando
First Presbyterian Church, Orlando
December 7,1996 11O0 Marty Leonard Harrison (407) 88&1922
Gamma Theta, Gamma Omicron, Kappa Gemma, Jacksonville Alumnae, Tampa Bay Alumnae, Sarasota Area Alumnae, Greater Pinellas Alumnae, Orlando Alumnae, Gainesville Alumnae
Tallahassee
To Be Anno unced Diane Pfahler Gassaro (904) 997-4839 Tallahassee Alumnae
Georgia
Athens
AOnHouse - University of Georgia January 13,1997 Candice South
(706) 548-3366 Athens Alumnae, Lambda Sigma
Atlanta
WavedyHotel
December 8,1996 12:30
Amanda Metsker Rose (404) 435-9270
Atlanta Alumnae,
Iowa
Cedar Rapids December 8,1996 6.00 Casey TeBockhorst
(319) 698-2877
Cedar Rapids Alumnae,
Alpha Theta
Des Moines
To Be Announced
Heather Harrington Martin (515) 280-1774
Des Moines Alumnae
Indiana
Bloomington
Bloomington Country Club
Murray
Curris Center Ballroom January 25,1997 6:30 Emily Forbes
(812) 634-2429
Delta Omega
Richmond
Straton Building
December 8,1996 7.00 Clvristie Robertson (606)622-5583
Lexington Alumnae,
Epsilon Omega, Tau Omega, Kappa Omega
Louisiana
Monroe
Bayou DeSiard Country Club December 8,1996 12O0 Norma Bivona
(318) 342-6736
Monroe Alumnae, Lambda Tau
Baton Rouge
Country Club oflMuisiana December 8,1996 11:30 Elaine DeFrances Ellis
(504) 751-5517
Baton Rouge Alumnae, New Orleans Alumnae, Greater Lafayette Alumnae, Hammond Alumnae,
Kappa Tau, Delta Beta
Massachusetts
Medford
AOI1 House - Tufts University
Gamma
Sigma
Normal
Alumnae
Phi UpsUon, Lafayette
Muncie
Muncie Minnitrista
Cultural Center
December 8,1996 2O0 Barbara Johnson Ottinger (317)2894080
Muncie Alumnae, Kappa Terre Haute
Holiday Inn
December 8,1996 1.00 Christy Marts (812)235-1697
Kappa Alpha
Kentucky
(also see Tennessee and Ohio) Louisville
Harmony Landing Country Club December 8,1996 1:30
Gloria Brothers
Kentuckiana Alumnae, Pi Alpha
Augusta
lb Be Announced Linda Sigg (706)863-6411
Augusta Area Alumnae
LaGrange
Cobb Room, Smith Hall - La Grange College December 8,1996
Melanie Smattwood (706)883-1306
Lambda Chi
Statesboro
Russell Union - Georgia Southern University January 18,1997 11.00 JylBarnett
(912)871-7459
Alpha Lambda
Chicago
Comolnn
December 8,1996 11:30
Linda Schwartz McElhany (847) 831-0295
Chicago West Suburban Alumnae, Chicago NW Suburban Alumnae, DeKah- Kane Alumnae, Chicago City Alumnae, Chicago Beverly Hills Alumnae, Delta Rho, Phi Chi, Nu Iota
Urbana
Mini Student Union December 8,1996 UOO Katrina Peck Overton
(217)3594946 Cliampaign-Urbana Alumnae, Iota
December JodyHarger
8,199611.00
12
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Idaho
Boise fblley Murphy's Decembers, ReneeMunn
19961100
BltMjmington Alumnae
Evansville
Kirbys
January 18,1997 12O0 GinnyKreke (812)853-8555
Evansville Alumnae,
Chi Lambda
Greencasde
AOn House-DePauw University
December 8,1996
Penny Martin
(317) 658-5035
Iheta
Indianapolis
(208)344-9917
Boise Valley Alumnae
Pocatello
Home of Paige Brown December 7,1996 12:30 Marianna Hahl Beers (208)233-0684
Pocatello Alumnae
Dlinios
Bloomington
Bloomington Country Club December 8,1996 3.00 Carol Doherty Elliott
(309) 454-7524
Beta Lambda, Bloomington-
700
December 8,1996 Jill Nelson Vulin (812) 333-2454
3O0
Onmi Hotel
December
Kelly Brooks (317)865-9210 Indianapolis Alumnae
Lafayette
AOF1 House - Purdue University December 8,1996 5:45 Millicent Mitchell
(317)743-2054
8,1996
Alumnae
(508)250-9186 Boston Alumnae,
Maryland
Nynson Lounge - Washington College
December 8,1996 2O0 Virginia White
(410) 974-6042
Sigma Tau
Kappa
Chestertoicn
Towson
To Be
Monica Motley (410) 830-8141 Theta Beta
Announced
Delta


Maine
Orono
Basement of Penobscot Hull - University' of Maine - Orono December 8,1996 5:(K) Kristen Seifert
(207) 941-6716 Gamma
Michigan
Dearborn
Dearborn Inn
December 8,1996 MM Linda Heaton Grates
(313) 261-9795
Deartxjrn Alunuuie,
Detroit It Suburban Alumnae, Macomb County Alumnae, Ann Arbor Alumnae
Grand Rapids
(601)853-3309 Greater Jackson NuBetu
Montana
Alumnae,
New Jersey
(also see New York)
Bridgewater
Bridgewater Manor December 8,1996 12.00 Marilyn Howell Hock
(201) 539-5338
Central New Jersey Alumnae
New York
Cheektowaga
Sheraton Inn - Buffalo Airport December 8,1996 11O0 Renee Rocdiio
(716) 741-9074
Nu Delta
New York City
Marriott Marquis
(614)593-6095 Omega Upsilon
Cirwinnati
Sluironvilkj
December 7,1996 11:15
Sue Shuffk' AUenspadi
(513) 662-1424
Cincinnati Alumnae, Dayton Alumnae, Northern Kentucky Alumnae, Omega
Cleveland
Oakwood Club
December 8,1996 11:30 Katlileen Alexander Goebel (216) 943-0611
Cleveland Area Alumnae
Columbus
Whetstone
(weather permitting - will move to House) December 8,1996 2.00 Law a Obringer
Grand Rapids Hilton Inn December 7,1996 TRA
Robin Watson
(313) 782-3967
Kalanuiztjo Alumnae, Grand Rapids Alumnae, Lambda Eta,
Convention Center
Reta Ganuna, Kappa
Minnesota
Minneapolis
Lwubnark Center December 8,1996 Heather Rrod
RIUJ
12m
Bozenuin
Best Western Grand Tree Inn December 7,1996 10:00 Darin Dorrington
(406) 587-0691
Bozemcm Alumnae, Alplia Phi
North Carolina
Durham
Von Canon Hall -
Duke University
December 8,1996 10:30
Lori Johnson
(910) 227-5495
Charlotte Alumnae,
Alumnae, Piedmont - NC Area Alumnae, Delta Upsilon, Epsilon Chi, Zeta Psi
Nebraska
Kearney
Rainada Inn
December 8,1996
Jennifer Rutterbaugh
(402) 768-2323
Kearney Alumnae, Phi Sigma
Lincoln
Wick Alunuii
December 7,1996 WOO Jaime Stekxr (402)486-1740
Zeta, Litwoln Alumnae
(605) 627-5744 Minneapolis Alumnae, Tau
Missouri
Kansas Gty
Blue Horse Country Club
Triangle
December
Rita Hurtt
(201) 664-9119
New York City Area
Ijjng Island Alunuuie, New
York/New Jersey Metro
Alumnae, Jersey Shore
Alwmiae, Southern Connecticut Toledo
December 8,1996
Mary Meyer Smith (913)262-4989
Greater Kansas City Alumnae
St Louis
Rrontenac Hilton December 8,19% 11:30 Ellen Duncan
(314) 9844)504
St. Louis Alumnae, Upsilon Epsilon
Mississippi
Oxford
Nu Beta Chapter House December 8,1996 2:00 Angela Ladner
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11.00
Alumnae,
Syracuse
Psi Delta,
Iheta
Pi
Central Park West Banquet Hall December 8,1996 12.00
Fudge Honey Skaff
(419) 535-7092
ToBe Announced Mkhelle Greenspoon (315)442-6268
Chi
Ohio
Athens
Toledo Area Alunuuie, Psi, Theta Psi
Oklahoma
Tulsa
lb Be Aniwunced Erica Felix Warwick (918) 369-3530 Tulsa Alumnae
Alpha
8,1996
Park - Park of Roses
Omega Upsilon Chapter House October 19,19968.00
Heather Mcuhingo
Alumnae,
CM EpsUon, G>luml)us
Alumnae


Oregon
Portland,
To Be Announced
January 12,1997 Susan Dabymple (503)774-5472 Portland Alumnae
South Carolina
Hilton Head
Home of Verginia Brunner
Alumnae, San Antonio Alumnae, UpsUon Ixvnbda, Zeta Kappa
. „
Alberta
Canada
Pennsylvania
Harrisburg
Harrisburg Marriott December 8,1996 LOO Dawn George Eicheherger (717) 652-2198
Brentwood (Nashville Athletic Club at Maryland
York County Alumnae, Area Alumnae, Greater Harrisburg Alumnae
Pittsburgh
Karen Galehans home
Reading
Farms /AOn
Headquarters
December 8,1996 11:30 June Greer Bogle
December 8,1996 Karen Galehan
(412)695-8474 Pittsburgh Alumnae
im
(615)292-1549
Nashville Area Alumnae, Bowling Green Alumnae, Alpha Chi, Nu Omicron, Rho Omicron
Jackson
Colonial Room - Lambuth University December 8,1996 2:30 Sally Warren
(901) 836-9770
Omega Omicron
KnoxviUe
Reston
Hidden Creek Country Club December 8,1996 11.00 Nancy Carr Garrett
(703) 323-6535
Northern Virginia Alumnae, Gamma Alpha
Shippensburg
443 East King Street, Apt G Shippensburg, PA
December 8,1996 ZOO Katherine Herr
(717) 532-4199
Tau Lambda
Slippery Rock University Union - Slippery Rode University December 8,19% Rebecca Vincenti (412)794^756
Sigma Rho
State College
Perm State Scantkon December 8,1996 10:30 Anne Hinkel Rohrbadi (814) 237-1920
State College Alumnae, Epsilon Alpha
The Orangery January 26,1997 Kandyce Morgan (615) 675-7265 KnoxviUe Alumnae,
Virginia Beach Kathryn Arn's home December 8,1996 2:30 Mary Gentry
(804) 340-6252 Virginia Tidewater
Washington
Pullman
Wishin^on State Umversity - Compton Union Building December 8,1996 2:00 Susan Daiger Schell
(509) 332-4923
Palouse Washington Alumnae
Spokane
Cavanaughs
December 8,1996 1:30 Allison Powell (509)235-5990
Tau Gamma, Alpha
West \Trginia
Morgantown
Sigma Alpha Chapter House December 8,1996 12:00 Melissa SurreUs
(304)291-143
Sigma Alpha
Valley Forge
ValleyForge Hilton December8,19961200 KathyBorzeR
(610)695-0642
Wilmington Alumnae,
Valley Alumnae, Philadelphia
Alumnae, Phi Beta
Gamma
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December 8,1996 JaneStitt 803/681-7513 Hilton Head
Tennessee
1.00
folleyville
Tea at Linda McLaughlins December 8,1996 2:00
L'uvda Martin McLaughlin
(817) 788-8856 Arlington/Mid-Cities Alumnae, Ft. Worth Alumnae, Delta Theta
Dallas
Prestonuxxxl Country Club December 8,1996 12:30 Carol Miller Stevenson
(214) 596-3266 Dallas Alumnae
\%giriia
Calgary
Village Park Inn
December 8,1996 11.00 MidieUeMcArthur
(403)288-2600 Calgary Alumnae, Kappa Lambda
British Columbia
Vancouver Arbutus Village Recreation Center December 5,1996 Marjorie Stevens
(604) 879-0255 Vancouver Alumnae
Ontario
Ottawa
Courtyard Restaurant December 8,199612:30
Dee Campbell
(613)232-7720
Ottawa Alumnae, Gamma On
Toronto
To Be Announced Erica Kim
(416) 926-9340 Beta Tau
Quebec
Montreal
Faculty Club - McGiR University December 8,1996 11V0
Joan Deathe MaeCaUum
(514) 631-4092
Montreal Alumnae, Kappa Phi
Alumnae
Area) International
Martin
University Center - University of Tennessee at Martin
December 8,1996 12.00 Sandra Turner Relate
(901) 587-9054
Tau Omicron
Memphis
To Be Announced Kimberly Pillsbury (501)862-2888 Kappa Omicron
Texas
Austin
Onion Creek Country Club
Inn at the Park
December 8,1996 Margaret Whitbeck
(210) 699-3855
Austin Alumnae, Alumnae, North Houston
12:30
Omicron
Alumnae
10.00
Houston
(Arlington
Area) home


A lastin "mpres<
The Inspiration Walkway to the Founders' Circle is a permanent testimonial to our members and their achievements during AOITs first 100 years. To commemorate our Centennial, a time capsule will be buried in the center of the Founders' Circle. The capsule will be dedicated and sealed on our Centennial Founders' Day, December 8,1996.
We invite you to purchase an engraved brick so your message will be a part of our visual history in this Centennial Memorial at Alpha Omicron Pi International Headquarters.
What a wonderful way to donate to the Centennial Celebration! These funds will finance the special events of our Centennial year including the largest ever AOIT reunion...AOI1 Centennial Convention, June 27-30,1997, in New York City, the birthplace of AOIX Send in your order today!
Ordered by
Chapter of Initiation, Address
City, State,Zip_ Phone
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V>s. I would like the Centennial Celebration Committee to send a card aeknowledging the gift.
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City, State, Zip
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International Headquarters 9(125 Overlook BoutHanl llientwood. T \ 37027


"Welcome To O u r Future"
Leadership Institute 1996
Nashville,Tennessee June 28-30
' Welcome t o our past - may it enrich and inspire you!
Welcome to our future - may it be by you enriched, inspired, ennobled! Welcome to our hearts - to our life long companionship and protection! Welcome t o our upward trek toward the stars that lead us!
And in all, may the love that unites us guide and bless you!"
Over 750 collegiate and alumnae mem- bers attended
AOTTs first Leadership Institute, a personal and professional development weekend at the Nashville Airport MamottThe weekend was jam-packed with educational seminars all set in a casual environment that was designed to promote fun, fellow- ship, learning and sisterhood.
Itwasalsotheofficial launchof the new organizational structure ofAOTT. International President Ann Gilchrist gave us a
' 'Roadmap to the Future' 'during an overview of the structure. Afterwards, new Network SpecialistTeams met with their assigned chapters forthe first time. Later each group broke into small groups to work out real lifechapter situations.
A major highlight of the week- end was an inspiring Ritual pre- sentation by Past International President Ginger Banks. Ginger explained how our ritual applies to our every day lives and how we can incorporate it into all
our activities. Our keynote address on Saturday was deliv- ered by best-selling author and AOTf Martha Rogers, PhD,
71 Tau Delta (Birmingham Southern College). Martha spoke on the subject of her best selling book "The One to One Future." Throughout the week- end, many other sessions were held which were designed to challenge individuals t o attain leadership skills and knowledge foralifetimeofpersonal and professional development
While awards were not intend- ed to be a focus for Leadership Institute, no organized AOTT function would be complete without the recognition of our outstanding chapters and mem- bers. Perry Award Committee Chairman, Ginger Banks present- ed the 1996 Perry Award to Bryanne Bennett, Kappa Lambda(U of Calgary). W omen of Leadership awards were pre- sented this year for the first time to recognize fivecollegians and five alumnae w h o clearly demonstrate outstanding leader- ship. This year's collegiate awards
Forever yours, Stella G.S. Perry
honored Bridgett Lee Bates, Nu Omicron; Sarah Cross, Alpha Gamma; Kristen Mach, Phi Sigma; Natasha Phillip, Gamma Omicron; andTamara Shehton, Kappa Alpha Alumnae honored include Deborah Michelle Branson, Gamma Omicron; Kathleen McCrossan Crawford, Phi Upsilon; Donna Cunningham, Gamma Delta;
Jerilyn Rolinson Hams, Kappa Omega; and LisaTewksbury HauserUpsilonAlpha.(Inaddi- tion, please note the AOTT Foundation Scholarship Recipients listed on pages 37-41 and the Magazine Program Winners listed on page 36).
The conclusion of Leadership Institute 1996 was held on Sunday duringthe'Welcome to Our Future" brunch where our International PresidentAnn Gilchrist set the tone for the coming year as we enter our sec- ond century It was also a time for an update from the Centennial Committee on plans forAOTTs Centennial Celebration- just a few short months away!
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A little physical activity was
required for those who chose to participate in Team Challenge. This educational session was designed
to creatively show chapters how to organize fun team building activities for their chapters. "The Wall" welcomed the challenge of passing a sister from one side to the other without touching the string, (photo left and below) Each team mem- ber was required to pass through a different square to get to the other side, all in a set time limit
Teamwork and ingenuity were a must Another challenge (photo below) was the "Jabberwalkie." Looks easy? Just give it a try!
"I had fun
new fnends. I gathered lots of
information and good ideas to take back to my chapter:'
and met many
epublic reunion
The "One Minute Idea Blitz" was a new feature that added excitement to the weekend. Each collegiate and alumnae chapter was asked to bring a display poster and hand-out materi- als highlighting one of their chapter's "great ideas." A t various opportunities, a name was drawn from a hat and that chapter representa- tive had one minute to run to the podium and share a short synopsis of their idea to the whole group. Handout materials allowed all chapters to take home "great ideas" from everyone.
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I thought it was well-organized &
an awesome experience!"
Featured clockwise from tight the t-shirt swaps for alumnae and collegians were popular activities. Everyone who brought a shirt to swap had the opportunity to partkipate;Past International President Peg Gawford was a walking aavertis-
ment for the newAOTT Centennial History Book. The History Book is being published to commemorate AOTTs first 100 years and will be available through
Headquarters: the warm sunshine was inviting to members who wanted to
enjoy their box lunch outdoors; and Leadership Institute was a great opportu-
nity to spend time with your sisters.
As a gesture of good will to our host communityAlpha Omicron Pi con- tributed a total of 342 stuffed pandas toVanderbilt Children's Hospital and My Sisters House, a domestic violence shelter; both located in the Nashville area Each Panda was a donation from attendees at Leadership Institute. Representatives from My Sister's House were on hand dunngthe Keynote dinner to accept the donations and later; mem- bers of the Headquarters Staff deliv- ered 150 pandas to the shelter Staff also made a special presentation to Vanderbirt Children's Hospital on July
18 where they spent time with the children who would receive the remaining 192 pandas.
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O n several occasions, participants broke up into small "reflection" groups
to exchange views about what they were learning. The Education and Training Committee developed this as a means of helping members to gain insight from other participants
and better retain the infor- mation presented. Fun time was set aside for early morning Aerobics, late night Country Line Dancing and, of course, shopping in the
"I w a n t a l l o f t h i s p o s i t i v e energy and motivation to radiate throughout my chapter: ' The weekend helped me to realize my strengths.''
The 1996 Ferry Award was presented to Bryanne Bennett, Kappa Lambda (U of CalgaryAlberta Canada). Her chapter has members whose ages range from 17 to 35 and include married women and single mothers. As president Bryanne rose to the challenge of strengthening this diverse chapter through programming and helping m em bers see things from others' points of view. A t 29, her maturity, and judgment have combined to make her a role model for her chapter The chapter doubled in size during her presidency and she has been described as being "a positive force, tactful, diplomatic, strong, an exemplary leader efficient attentive, and kind."
The Perry Award is presented each year to one collegiate president who, by service to her chapter exceptional inspiration to its members, and recognition by administration and/or fellow students of her college or university typifies the Apha Omicron Pi so beloved by Stella Perry The Perry Award Committee and the Executive Board wholeheartedly agree that Bryanne Bennett represents excellence in leadership.
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A Double Installation at DePaul University
The Delta Rho Chapter at DePaul University and the Chicago City Alumnae Chapter were both installed on June 2, 1996. Internationa] President Ann Cilchrist conducted the initiation and installation ceremonies for both chapters. She was assisted by Executive Board Director Mary Bryant, Past International President Peg Crawford, Extension Committee Chairman Linda Mansur, Regional Directors Linda McElhany and Linda Zawacke, Chapter Consultant Kim Koepke, and Chapter Adviser Cheri Enders Klein. The Chicago North West Suburban Alumnae Chapter, Chicago West Suburban Alumnae Chapter, South Suburban Alumnae Chaptet, along with the Lake . County Alumnae Chapter were also on hand to help support the installation cere- mony. Members and Advisers o f the Phi Chi Chapter (U of Chicago) also assisted. Fifteen new members and one associate member were initiated into the Delta Rho Chapter and 33 women were installed into the Chicago City Alumnae Chapter.
International President Ann Gilchrist presents the chapter gavel to Delta Rho Chapter President Dawn Mixon.
the Phi Chi Chapter as the second AOFI collegiate chapter in Chicago.
The chapter members of Delta Rho are: President Dawn Mixon, Vice President of Administration Daniela Fotd, Vice President- Education Heather Hines, Treasurer Peggy King, New Member Educator Robin Ann
Following the installation, a reception was
held for the New Members, their families, alumnae, as well as representatives of
DePaul University. Also in attendance were members from Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity i and the Phi Kappa Theta Frarernity to wel-
come Delta Rho to DePaul University.
Delta Rho learned the Power of Friendship as many gifts were given to them by the sur- rounding area alumnae chapters and International Headquarters.
Delta Rho became the 171st chartered col- legiate chapter of AOI1. Delta Rho joins
New Delta Rho chapter members along with Ann Gilchrist. International President; Mary Bryant Executive Board Director and Kim Koepke, Chapter Consultant.
A few of the newly installed members of the Chicago City Alumnae Chapter
Sowizrol, Chapter Relations Chair Cheryl West, Public Relations Chair Shannon Worchester, Rush Chair Amy Thomas, and Panhellenic Representative Blythe Nelson. Other members include Erin Casey, Marguerite Crowden, Sarah Denton, Jennifer Doczekalski, Freddy Malone, and Amy Shinkle. Kathryn Munyn, a graduate student and resident director at DePaul University, was initiated as an associate member.
New Delta Rho advisers who assisted in the initiation and installation include: Chapter Adviser Cheri Enders Klein, Education Advisers Tracy Boutelle and Pamela Mearsheimer, Chapter Relations Adviser Carolyn Paganoni, Rush Adviser Peggy Martin, New Member Education Adviser Danielle Marciniak, Financial Adviser Marianne Patterson, Alumnae Adviser Sally Ritz, Public Relations Adviser Kerri Caldwell, and Panhellenic Adviser Kathi Mettler.
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ALPHA OMICRON PI FRATERNITY
Directory 1996-97
The following is a condensed version of the PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS:
Fraternity Directory. If you need the name,
address orphone number ofavolunteer not EdithHuntingtonAnderson,BetaPhi,1933-37 NormaMarshallAckel,KappaTheta,1976-79
listed here, please contact Headquarters.
EXECUTIVE BOARD
Mary Louise Filer Roller, Alpha Pi, 1955-57 Nancy Moyer McCain, Rho, 1957-59
Jessie McAdam Larned, Tau, 1965-67 Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy, lota Alpha, 1971 -73
Janirae Linebaugh Callaway, Omicron, 1975-76
FOUNDATION BOARD
President
Rosalie Gorham Barber, Sigma Omicron
1713 Mac Arthur Park Jonesboro,AR 72401
(501) 935-3393 (h) (501) 972-1890 (f)
Vice President
Rebecca ShookWeinberg.Chi Delta 4 1 6 3 N L o m o n d
Mesa,AZ 85215
(602) 924-1442 (h)
Secretary
Jean Marcy Sells,Zeta 29 Parker Rd. Framingham, M A 01701 (508) 879-7094 (h)
Treasurer
Mary Batman Converse, Phi Kappa 4916 Chanticleer Ave.
Annandale.V A 22003
(703) 978-9617 (h)
(703) 893-2660 (w)
(703) 893-2123 (f)
Directors
Barbara Daugs Hunt, Phi Delta 930 17th Ave.
Grafton,Wl 53024
( 4 1 4 ) 3 7 7 - 7 7 6 6 ( h )
(414) 238-4900 (w)
( 4 1 4 ) 2 3 8 - 4 9 4 9 ( f )
Dot Waters Williams.Lambda Sigma 6521 Rivoli D r .
Macon, G A 31210
(912) 477-1742 (h)
(912) 745-5822 (w) (912) 743-8636 (f)
Elise Moss, Tau Delta 10001 Greenview Dr. SE
Huntsville.AL 35803 (205) 880-1275 (h) (205) 536-9645 (w) (205) 536-1544 (f)
Ann McClanahan Gilchrist
(see Executive Board listing)
Joan Deathe MacCallum, Kappa Phi, 1979-81 Ginger Banks, Pi Kappa, 1981-85
Peg Kramer Crawford,lota, 1985-89 Barbara Daugs Hunt, Phi Delta, 1989-93 Mary McCammon Williams, Phi, 1993-95
INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS:
Alpha Omicron Pi,9025 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood.TN 37027,(615) 370-0920, FAX: (615) 371-9736 E-MAIL [email protected]
STAFF
Melanie Doyle, Lambda Sigma
Executive Director;
Sandra Click, N u Omicron
Office Manager;
Amy Worsham,Rho Omicron Administrative Assistant!
Assistant Magazine Administrator;
Beth Swartz,ZetaTauAlpha
Controller;
Mary Anne WoHersberger, Rho Omicron Property Manager;
LisaBrown,NuBeta
business Manager;
Jackie Lynch, Rho Omicron Accounting Administrator;
Donna Kumar, Rho Omicron Chapter Services Administrator; Leigh Perry, Upsilon Lambda Programs and Training Administrator; Dina D'Gerolamo.Kappa Tau Systems Administrator;
Paula Daigle, LambdaTau
Chapter Consultant/Extension Administrator; Ann Griesmer, Gamma Alpha
Alumnae Services Administrator;
Dana Ray,Alpha Delta
Public Relations/Conference Administrator; Mariellen Sasseen,Alpha Delta
Editorial Services Manager;
Rebecca Brown,Delta Delta
Graphic Designer/Marketing Administrator; Mary Ann Caldwell.Tau Delta Information/Hospitality Administrator;
Linda Fuson, Omicron
Emporium Manager;
Shannon Mitchell
Emporium Customer Service Administrator; Tanna Seever
Emporium Assistant;
Colleen Caban, Rho Omicron Archive/Centennial Administrator;
Pauline Overdorf
AM Receptionist;
Susan Sullivan
PM Receptionist;
Ashley Longenbaugh
Shipping and Receiving Assistant;
Kristie Ryan, Rho Omicron Foundation-Assistant Director of Development Pat Larson
Foundation-Administrative Assistant;
Beth Lindsey, Rho Omicron Foundation-Bookkeeper
International President
Ann McClanahan Gilchrist.Theta 5613 SkyridgeDr.
Indianapolis, IN 4 6 2 5 0 (317)849-6142 (h)
(317)924-4271 (f)
Vice Presidento f Education Julie Brining, Gamma Delta 5851 Overlook Rd.
Mobile, A L 36618
(334) 344-0649 (h) (334) 432-9741 (334) 344-2952 (f)
Vice Presidento f Development Caroline Craig, Lambda Beta 924WestOakdale#IE
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 525-2707 (h) (800) 621 -1911 (w) (312)472-8571 (f)
Vice President o f Finance
Linda Peters Collier,Chi Omicron 2910 Jessica Court
Vienna,VA 22181
(703) 242-0560 (h) (703) 518-5406 (w) (703) 242-0561 (f)
Directors
Debora Dellinger Harilee, Zeta Psi 2133 Bethabara Road
Winston Salem,NC 27106 (910)924-5621 (h)
(910)924-4739 (f)
Robin MansfieldWright, Gamma Delta 2610 DevlinWay
Cantonment, FL 32533-4830
(904) 937-9212 (h) (904) 436-9360 (w) (904)937-9002 |
Carole JurenkoJones, Alpha Delta 119 W ellington Drive
Madison, A L 35758-8487 (205)461-4831 (h) (205)461-4872 (f)
Mary Matarazzo Bryant,Delta Omega 2113 Maryland Ave.
Louisville, KY 4 0 2 0 5
(502)458-1202 (h)
(502)454-7124 (f)
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FOUNDATION COMMITTEES:
Annual Fund
Dot Waters Williams
(see Foundation Board listing)
Major Gifts
Barbara Daugs Hunt
(see Foundation Board listing)
Arthritis Research Grants and Foundation Grants Jean Marcy Sells
(see Foundation Board listing)
Marketing
Rebecca Shook Weinberg (see Foundation Board listing)
Ruby Fund
Marianne Davies Carton, Upsilon
1262 Upas St
San Diego, C A 92103 (619) 298-2150 (h)
Scholarship
Elise Moss
(see Foundation Board listing)
Assurance Review Karen Thomas Tucker, Delta Delta
3214 Andrews Court N.W. Atlanta, G A 30305
(404) 233-8019 (h)
(404) 233-8440 (f)
Finance
Mary Batman Converse (see Foundation Board listing)
STANDING COMMITTEES:
Centennial:
Nancy Anderson Clark, Rho
1207W. HavenDr., Arlington Hts.,IL 60005 (847) 392-1936 (h)
847) 255-7010 (w)
Constitution Interpretation & Revision (CIRC):
Karen Norene Mills, Chi Alpha 20 Sage River Cir. Sacramento, C A 95831
(916) 393-7311 (h) (916) 924-4035 (w) (916) 923-5318 (f)
Education & Training Beverly Landes Townsend Alpha Phi
810 Doane Road Bozeman.MT 59715
(406) 586-6422 (h) (406) 994-5934 (w) (406) 994-5931 (f)
Extension
Linda Mansur, Delta Pi 9153 N.70th Milwaukee,Wl 53223 (414) 354-6759 (h) (414) 351-5500 (w) (414) 351-3140 (f)
Fraternity Development: Marsha Guenzler, Beta Lambda 4000 Massachusetts Avenue N W Apartment 1124
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 237-5304 (h)
(301) 314-8505 (w)
(301) 314-7026 (f)
Historian/Archivist:
Nancy Moyer McCain, Rho 38775 Byriver Drive
Clinton Township, Ml 48036 (810) 463-4124 (h)
H u m a n Resources LisaTewksbury Hauser Upsilon Alpha
6209 E. Nisbet Scottsdale.AZ 85254-2518 (602) 905-3019 (h)
(602) 542-1333 (w) (602) 542-7601 (f)
Leadership Institute Sally Wagaman, Sigma Tau 2507 Mount Carmel A ve. Glenside,PA 19038
(215) 887-6235 (h)
(215) 464-7100 (w)
National Panhellenic
Conference: Delegate:
Barbara Daugs Hunt
(see Foundation Board listing) Parliamentarian:
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Peg Kramer Crawford, lota 91 13 S. Massasoit Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 422-5244 (h)
2nd Alternate:
Troylyn Johnson LeForge, Beta Phi
I105Valley Run Drive Richmond, KY 40475
(606) 624-3186 (h)
Ingrid Latimer Schulz
Beta Lambda
3902 Jade Ave. Wausau.WI 54401-3973 (715) 848-0787 (h)
(715) 848-0787 (f)
Perry Award:
Ginger Banks
Pi Kappa 3108W.Terrace Dr. Austin.TX 78757-4332 (512) 454-8572 (h) (512) 475-0810 (w) (512) 463-7388 (f)
NETWORK DIRECTORS
AAC Network Directors
Renee Pugh Smith
Phi Upsilon
3205 Hensel Dr. Carmel.lN 46033 (317) 846-6246 (h) (317) 872-81 13 (w) (317) 846-6204 (f)
Kay Gomillion Jones
Sigma Delta
1116 Links Lane - Box 919
Mayfield.KY 42066 (502) 247-0346 (h) (502) 251-0901 (f)
Collegiate Rush
N e t w o r k Directors Kathy Brakefield Sowell LambdaTau
5424 Mona Lane Dallas,TX 75236
(972) 780-0619 (h) (817) 277-0377 (w) (817) 795-1416 (f)
Mary Ann Vaughan Stark
Collegiate Programming Network Directors RebeccaAdmire Herman Chi Lambda
9045 Three Seasons Rd. San Diego, CA 92126 (619) 536-4206 (h)
(619) 457-1680 (w) (619) 536-4216 (f)
Kristi Farmer Lykins
Kappa Omega
4129 Clearwater Way Lexington, KY 40515 (606) 271-7540 (h) (606) 266-6241 (w) (606) 266-9812 (f)
Collegiate Corporation Network Director Shirley Pinneke Knipfel lota Sigma
4615 Toronto
Ames, IA 50014-3741 (515) 292-5805 (h) (515) 239-5190 (w) (515) 292-4620 (f)
Alumnae Network Directors
Kim Carson McGowan
Phi Beta
9 Mill Creek Lane Malvern, PA 19355-1637 (610) 647-0667 (h)
JanisTremble Nelson
Upsilon Alpha
42 San Juan Court Los Altos, C A 94022 (415) 855-5649 (w)
Gwendolyn Everetts Lee, Rho 1004 Eliot Dr.
Urbana.IL 61801 (217) 328-3154
CHAPTER CONSULTANTS:
Dara Browning, Delta Beta Meredith Darnall, Tau Omega Elizabeth Hall.Theta Omega Allison Keen, Alpha Lambda Kim Koepke, Chi Psi
Jennifer Langford. Delta Omega Erin Letke, Kappa Kappa
Jenni W a d e , Epsilon Omega
Chapter Consultants may be reached by contacting AOn International Headquarters or [email protected] (email).
Delta Delta
1505 Northcliff Trace
Roswell.GA 30076 (770) 998-6659 (h)
Collegiate Finance Network Director Joanne Williamson
Zeta Psi
P.O Box 313 Catlett,VA 201 19 (540) 788-9051 (h) (540) 788-1724 (f)
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-•- -^-thes^four letters have changed the Greek movement
• and have become synonymous with an attempt
to make the collegiate chapter environment a safer one
for all members of Greek organizations and their guests.
When FIPG adopted Articles of Incorporation on Dec. 3, 1987, terms like risk management, host liquor, umbrella policies, duty, standard of care and legal liability became part of the contemporary Greek Vocabulary.
Prior to the formationofFIPG, most Greeks believed that protection against risk and damage was a simple process —just get liability insurance. But as insurance companies became reluctant to provide coverage to Greek organizations, a new way of looking at liability was needed. This required two things: The best insurance coverage available and a compre- hensive risk management plan.
Therefore, the original concept behind FIPG was simple and two-fold. First, adopt a risk management plan that would help reduce exposure to risk, and second, use the group buying power of many national organizations as leverage to obtain more extensive coverage at lower premiums.
Through the policies of FIPG, risk management became a way o f thinking, a way o f making sure that individual members, chapters and national organizations wete not unnecessarily exposed to risk.
For two years FIPG operated as a group purchaser of insurance, with the individual members all adopting the same risk management plan. But as the cycle of the insurance market began to change, it became easier to obtain coverage and individual organizations began to seek out insurance coverage on their own. They no longer needed to utilize the buying power of FIPG, but they retained the risk manage- ment policy and still operated under its provisions.
Today, though the title has remained the same, the organiza- tion is a risk management group with a goal to make the Greek experience a safer one.
When men and women's fraternities become FIPG members, they adopt its risk management policy and make every effort to reduce their exposure to claims.
AOFl has joined 40 other mens and women's fraternities in FIPG membership, thereby living up to out responsibility to protect our members from harm and ensure the good reputation of the Greek world.
The Risk Management Policy of FIPG applies to all fraternity entities and all levels of fraternity membership. The policy addresses alcohol and drugs; hazing; sexual abuse; fire, health and safety; and education.
By b e c o m i n g a m e m b e r o f F I P G , A O n h a s c o m m i t t e d i t s e l f to risk management education. In order to continue to exist in today's world of highly publicized lawsuits, it is imperative
that our chapters have Risk Management Policies which ate communicated to chaptet members and employees.
The FIPG program contains guidelines for implementing such a policy and provides program topics so that our members are annually educated about risk management topics.
Through the process of education, preventing, reducing and eliminating risk can be accomplished within out chapters. Educating our members is critical and must be ongoing because only a very low percentage of Greeks are keenly aware of the necessity of Risk Management.
The FIPG program will complement AOn s policies on alcohol, drugs and hazing as well as its numerous educational modules which address these facets of everyday life. The program does not change AOlTs policies, it just teinfotces the importance of adhering to them.
In older to help our collegiate chapters implement a Risk Management Policy, FIPG Risk Management Manuals will be sent to our collegiate chapter leaders this fall. Specific guidelines on how to begin the implementation of such a policy was fea-
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FIPG, Inc. Membership List
Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Chi Rho
Alpha Delta Gamma Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Gamma Sigma Alpha Kappa Lambda Alpha Omicton Pi Alpha Phi
Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Xi Delta Delta Chi
Delta Gamma Delta Sigma Phi Delta Upsilon
Delta Zeta FatmHouse
Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Rho Lambda Chi Alpha
NIC
Phi Gamma Delta Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Sigma Phi Kappa Tau
Phi Kappa Theta Phi M u
Phi Sigma Kappa Pi Kappa Phi
Pi Lambda Phi
Psi Upsilon
Sigma N u
Sigma Pi
Tau Epsilon Phi Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Chi
Theta X i
Zeta Beta Tau
Zeta Psi
Zeta Tau Alpha
by Carole Jurenko Jones, Alpha Delta (U of Alabama). Executive Board Director


uCoomi ing tO^GthCT is abeginning;
1together isprogress;
workingtogetheris success Henry Ford
The structure is in place. These words may not be quite as impressive as The Starship has landed... or... He has entered the building. But, the fact is vital to the ongoing success of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Leadership Institute was the forum for the implementation of the Networks with their Directors and Specialisrs. The assignment of Specialists into their support teams was a key step in putting the plan in motion. Finally, the groupings of the chapters and their assigned specialists were introduced.
A considerable amount of time has gone into the implementation, direction, report and communication flow and areas of redirected authority. We expect there to be points of confusion due to previous experience under the old way or the need for a more clarified explanation on the new way.
In some instances, we feel we could have given more direction. O n the othet hand, until the system is in motion, the holes may not be apparent. At the same time, those who are new to the job may have to be in the field before they know the questions to ask. Bottom line? Everything takes time to become fully effective and efficient...we ask your patience and your input.
Members of the Alumnae Advisory Committee of each chapter are essential to the success of that chapter. In order to offer the best support, we expect the Specialist Teams to work closely together to develop their knowledge and evaluation of that particular chapter. Allfieldsof chapter operations play into the success or struggle of the chapter. Not only will the Specialist Team for that chapter be directly responsible for working with the advisers. They will, in turn, have the benefit of the other Specialists in their particular Network. Whether it be points of resource in Rush, Finances, Programming, Corporations ot the organizational efforts of the AACs, the Specialist Team has
a strong reserve of support.
As the chapter advisers receive guidance, training, and support from the Specialist Teams, the chapter will gain the positive input of quality volunteers. These women will be more confident in their responses and comfortable in asking for assistance when necessary.
One added bonus in the new structure is the anticipation of more time for staff members to address those broader areas of support for our membership. They will be provided the opportunityfor generating their planned programming. Projects which have been on the back burner will move to the forefront o f creativity.
Stressing the importance of the Standing Committees of AOII is another positive point under the new structure. Interaction of the Chairmen of the Standing Committees with the Networks will strengthen the support of the chapters as well as providing rhe focus on needs for new information and direction.
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The combined forces of rhe Executive Board, the Network Directors and the Standing Committee Chairmen will be known by the encompassing title of Fraternity Management Committee (FMC). ThemembershipoftheFMCiscomposed ofwomenwithawiderangeofexperienceinourFraternity. Such historical knowledge and philosophy will be an important component in our deliberations as we address the overall health of our chapters.
Just like the quilt being prepared for our Centennial Celebration by our Alumnae Chapters, the implementation of the new structure is a work in progress. Each square in the quilt is unique, just as each chapter in the patchwork of Alpha Omicron Pi. Each design is lovingly created, just as each set
of advisers works with the officers of our chapters. The full picture is only seen when put together with strong bonds o f sisterly love and attention.
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Information with which you should become familiar to help you under- stand your relationship to the new structure:
L Names of the SCC (Standing Committee Chairmen)... see Directory on page 22.
2. Names of the N D (Network Directors)... see Directory on page 22.
3. If you need to find the Group assignment for a particular chapter or Specialist... contact AmyWorsham at Headquarters (1-615-370-0920).
4. Ifyou do not know whom to contact..call Headquarters and ask for whom to direct your question. They will provide you the name of the volunteer in charge of that particular field.
5. Want to be involved? Contact Headquarters for an application form, complete and return to the Human Resources Committee where an ongoingfileismaintained. Inthisway, informationisreadilyavailable for reference when a position becomes vacant. (See page 46 for informa- tion on requesting an application.)
6. Understand that everyone from the Network Specialists to the Executive Board has completed a Mutual Agreement Form. Your International President's form was signed by the seven other members of the XB.
Ann GlchnstThetn (DePauw (J), International President
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collegiate news
Idea Exchange
Fund Raising/Philanthropic Ideas
This issue features some of the popular events our chapters are hosting to raise money for philanthropy. The winter issue will feature collegiate chapter reports that may contain general interest information about your chapter Report forms were sent in the fall mailing and must be received at Headquarters prior to October 15 , 1996, to be included.
way to raise money. It is also a great way to promote sisterhood through the chapter.
Defe Deha
Auburn U
Stick-Up for arthritis is an event in which the sisters of Delta Delta dress up in cowboy attire and hold up the campus with water guns for donations to Arthritis Research.
Delta Epsilon
Jackson State U
During the spring, the "Mr. Universe-ity" pageant is held on campus. Many of the fra- ternity men on campus participate. Everyone has a great time and we raise a lot of money for Arthritis Research.
Delta Omega
Murray State U
A major philanthropic project is the Mr. MSU pageant. Campus otganizations nomi- nate men to participate in an interview, talent, evening wear, and "crazy legs" competition. This is held on Parents' Weekend and atten- dance at the event is great.
Delta Upsilon
Duke U
A 5K run with another greek organization is held every year to raise money for Arthritis Research.
Epsilon
Cornell U
Each Halloween, Epsilon organizes a Haunted House for the campus and surrounding city of Ithaca. The brothers of Delta Phi generously let the chapter use their house, which is per- fect for the event. They also help in the plan- ning and the actual event. The event contin- ues to be a big success each year due to the hard work and dedication of the sisters and brothers, well planned publicity, and dona- tions we send to Arthritis Research.
Epsilon Alpha
Penn State U
In February the women of Epsilon Alpha helped to raise nearly $20,000 for kids with cancer. In April, the annual Football
Alpha Chi
Western Kentucky U
This fall, Alpha Chi is planning to host the Third Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. The 1995 tourney brought in over $500 for Arthritis Research. Plans are also being formu- lated for anothet campus clean-up. Once again, Alpha Chi will collect food for a needy family for Thanksgiving and they are sketching out the possibility of adopting a family fot Christmas.
Alpha Gamma
Washington State U
The women of Alpha Gamma enjoy partici- pating in fraternity philanthropies. It is a great way to improve Greek relations. They also keep their eyes open for flyers and notices directly from charities about events and needed participants.
Beta Lambda
Illinois Wesleyan U
A Three-on-three Basketball tournament is hosted by the sisters of Beta Lambda. Prizes such as C.D.'s are donated from the com- munity and local stores.
BetaTau
U of Toronto
Beta Tau starts offthe year with its annual Apple Pie Day. The chapter house is trans- formed into a dessert parlor. Big and little sis- ters team up to bake delicious apple pies. Anothet favorite event o f this chapter is their annual Death by Chocolate, all you can eat dessert night. The chapter hosted its fitst annual Play It Like It Is, a music concert showcasing local and up-and-coming talent. To end the year, Beta Tau hosts a Spaghetti Dinner for Arthritis Research. All o f these events have been a big success and help- strengthen the chapter.
Chi Delta
U of Colorado
PhilanthropiceventsthattheChi Deltawomen are involved in include garage sales, car washes, selling parking spots, and park clean-ups.
Chi Epsilon
Ohio State U
Philanthropic ideas are in the making fot Chi Epsilon. The first is to continue with the past year's big hit: Greek Family Feud. The second is to sponsor a Greek 3-on-3 basketball tour- nament with the option o f pairing up with a fraternity. Both o f these types o f philan- thropies are unique on campus.
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Chi Lambda
U of Evansville
This year the sisters of Chi Lambda held the first annual "Alpha Love Connection." The event was held around Valentines Day and was similar to the game show "Singled Out" on MTV Prizes were donated from the commu- nity to award as door prizes. Greek and non- greek organizations entered participants to be singled out and eventually matched up for a free dinner and maybe a love connection. The event raised over $500 for Arthritis Research.
Delta Beta
U of Southwest Louisiana
The Delta Beta chapter has two annual fund raisers for Arthritis Research: a car wash in the spring and trick-or-treat in the fall. During trick-or-treat, held on Halloween night, sisters go trick-or-treating, but instead of asking for candy they ask for donations. The sisters have been doing this for several years. The com- munity has started looking for them each year. It is a great way to get the community involved in AOITs philanthropy and a great


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(at left): Gamma Omicron (U of Florida) members, Ashley Robinson, Heather Smith, and Heather Burns prepare dinner for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House.
(below); Chi Lambda (U of Evansville) members set the stage for their first annual "Alpha Love Connection" game show.
"Our success comes from hard work and dedication. In the process, the event usually strengthens our sisterhood, too."
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Nu Beta (U of Mississippi) holds an annual carni- val for elementary school children. Game booths and bake sales enter- tain both children and adults.


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LambdaTau
Northeast Louisiana U
Lambda Tau has a "Penny Pinch" benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. They also host a volleyball tournament in the spring benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital. Another event is a Rock-A-Thon benefiting Arthritis Research.
Lambda Sigma
U of Georgia
Every spring quarter, Lambda Sigma holds an Aerobathon to raise money for Arthtitis Research. Each sister sends out mailers to friends and family asking them to sponsor her for thirty minutes of aerobics. During the event, six sisters volunteer to lead the chapter in aerobics for five minutes each. This past year we raised over $3,000.
Nu Beta
U of Mississippi
Nu Beta holds a carnival for area elemen- tary school kids. Members sell tickets through the school's PTA. Different booths and games are set up to keep the children entertained. A silent auction or bake sale is held for the parents. As this has the poten- tial to be a big fund raiser, part of the pro- ceeds are donated to the school, and part of the profit goes to the A O n Foundation.
Omega
Miami U
T h e chapter has successfully started an Aquatics Program for people with arthri- tis in the community. They ask for dona- tions from parents and alumnae so they can provide "scholarships" for the stu- dents in the program. This program has helped the sisters of Omega gain much recognition in the Oxford and Miami University communities.
Phi Chi
U of Chicago
As a PR event before rush, the sisters o f Phi Chi decided to sell tiny decorated pump- kins for $2 and donate the proceeds to a local charity for neighborhood kids. Decorating the pumpkins was a great sister- hood event and they sold like wildfire. It also helped promote A O n to the freshman women right before rush.
Challenge for Arthritis Research was held raising almost $10,000. Members also go on weekend trips to other sisters' home- towns or to visit other chapters to help them raise money.
Gamma Alpha
George Mason U
Gamma Alpha has been very successful in raising money for Arthritis Research. They had a Patriot Center Clean-up after a concert raising over $1000. The annual Mr.Mason pageant is always very popular and prof- itable. It is a great event because the whole student body participates. Recently, Gamma Alpha sponsored a band to play at a neigh- borhood college restaurant, and raised an outstanding profit. It was a new idea and had an amazing response.
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donation per person is an incentive for all participants to seek out donations within the community. Another favorite project is preparing dinner for the residents at the local Ronald McDonald House.
Kappa Alpha
Indiana State U
An annual Rose Bowl is held on campus. Campus organizations put together bowling teams and pay an entrance fee to partici- pate. The bowling tournament is held in the morning and the team with the best score wins.
Kappa Kappa
Ball State U
Among their biggest philanthropies, Kappa Kappa will be sponsoring its 28th annual Basketball Marathon in the spring. Last year was the most successful year, raising over $4,000 for the A O n Foundation. This Philanthropic event combines the Ball State community with the Muncie commu- nity for an all day sporting event. Fifty teams entered last year's marathon along with 65 sponsors enabling the event to be such a success.
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Annual Barbecue sponsored by their Mothers' Club.
Gamma Delta
U of South Alabama
Last year Gamma Delta organized its first annual "Sing-off competition to raise money for Arthritis Research. W e invited all interested campus organizations to partici- pate. Each group participating received a list of words and had thirty minutes to make up an original song and dance or skit to go along with the words. "Sing-off" raised a lot of money and was fun and exciting, too!
Gamma Omicron
U of Florida
Gamma Omicron hosts a donation only car wash every year which raises a lot of money for Arthritis Research. They also participate in an AIDS Walk-A-Thon. It only takes a
To increase the donation made to the A O n Foundation, a comedy fund raiser in conjunction with the Montreal Alumnae Chapter is held yearly. To increase campus involvement in volunteer organizations the women of Kappa Phi formed an "AOn Volunteer Squad." In doing so, the mem- bers were supplied with a list of organiza- tions on and around McGill that are in need of volunteers. Members are encour- aged to get involved together, wearing their letters as much as possible. Members who donated time to a charitable cause tell the philanthtopic chair so that they may be rewarded.
Kappa Sigma
U of Wisconsin-River Falls
A very successful fund raiser for Kappa Sigma is a box dinner auction. Each member decorated a box and put a slip of paper in it describing a meal and their name. The boxes were then auctioned at a fraternity house. The Kappa Sigma mem- ber would then make the meal or take the person out, who had purchased the box.
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Phi Upsilon
Purdue U
Phi Upsilon's philanthropic events range
from a Haunted House to a Dance
Marathon to a Men of Purdue calendar.
For the past few years around Halloween,
the chapter and a fraternity have gotten
together to do the "Skull House of Horror." chapter include an A O n The money raised is given to each of the Apple Pie Day and Arthritis organization's major philanthropies. This Research Week. This week year, Phi Upsilon will be putting on a dance includes events such as an marathon with another fraternity to raise Arthritis Walk and dorm money for each of their philanthropies. storming. A differentevent is The biggest philanthropy is the Men of held each day.
Purdue calender. Each year the sale o f cal-
endars raises approximately $6,000 for Tau Omicron
collegiate news
a portion of the proceeds for their own philanthropy. Members of the faculty serve as judges.
TauOmega
Transylvania U
Philanthropic events for this
Arthritis Research.
PsiDelta
C.W.Post Campus
of Long Island U
During "Midnight Madness" this chapter sells bagels and coffee late at night during mid-terms to those who need a break from studying. In addition, Psi Delta hosts at least one flower sale per semester, usually coinciding with a holiday.
Rho Detei
Samford U
For Philanthropic events, Rho Delta Chapter hosts an "AOFI Olympics for Arthritis" in which Greek organizations will compete. The first Olympic competi- tion will be hosted by Rho Delta in November. Members will also participate in the Arthritis Foundation Telethon and Golf Tournament.
Tau
U of Minnesota
Some o f this chapter's events include a blan- ket drive with a fraternity, planting trees, volunteering for the Special Olympics and volunteering for an Adopt-a-School.
Tau Delta
Birmingham-Southern College
U of Tennessee-
Martin
Tau Omicronhasavarietyofwaystoraise money for Arthritis Research. Some examples o f their fund raising include car washes, magazine sales, and an annual bar- becue sponsored by the Mothers' Club. They are also getting a head start on the Centennial by raffling offtickets for a trip to New Orleans.
Theta
DePauw U
To raise money for Arthritis Research, Theta holds an All-Campus Euchre Tournament. They also set up a table for selling magazines.
Theta Pi
Wagner College
In order to raise money for the chapter and for Arthritis Research, Theta Pi sells singing pumpkin telegrams and carna- tions for Halloween to the campus com- munity. They also hold monthly bagel sales, annual highway drives, and in the winter months they shovel snow for the houses in the community.
Theta Psi
U of Toledo
Tau Lambda
Shippensburg U
The largest philanthropic event each year for this chapter is the Mr. Shippensburg University contest. Different organizations nominate a candidate who will compete in talent, fashion, and answer questions to win. There is an admission fee and all o f the pro- ceeds benefit Arthritis Research. Tau Lambda also sold candy grams on Valentines Day in which they charged a small fee to deliver candy and a message to the sender's sweet- heart. T h e girls have also discussed holding a carwash inthefuture.
ZetaPi
U of Alabama-Birmingham
The first Amateur Comedy Night was held this past year and was a huge success. Zeta Pi had 4 or 5 amateur comedians with the last act being a professional comedian who donated his time to help AOIlraise money. All sisters were required to sell a certain number of tickets and get businesses to donate door prizes which were given away between each act. This event was held on campus in the theatre.
ZetaPsi
East Carolina U
An auction is held to raise money for Arthritis Research. Local businesses donate items and the prizes are then auctioned o f f with the funds going to Arthritis Research. The girls o f Zeta Psi also volunteer to do Saturday yard work. Volunteers clean up elderly citizens' yards for free or for a dona- tion. The women also hold bake sales and distribute credit card applications.
This fall Theta Psi will host their first The primary fundraising project for this Bowling for Roses. The philanthropic
chapter is "Mr. Hilltopper." Each sorority
and fraternity nominates one male candi-
date. During the week money is collected
for each candidate. The candidate who Theta Psi holds a Golf Classic with the
gets the most money wins the pageant. Each sorority and fraternity also performs a lip sync or skit. The winning group gets
men ofSigma PhiEpsilon.
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event will be open to all Greek and non- greek organizations. A l l proceeds will go to Arthritis Research. Also, every spring
Members of Tau Omega after participi


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996-1997 Chapter
Consultants
AOTTs chapter consultants are our ambassadors as they travel throughout the US and Canada visiting each of our collegiate chapters during the school year. Each has been chosen for her love for and knowledge ofAOTT. One of these young women will be visiting a collegiate chapter near you this year; and we know you will make her feel welcome.
Featured left to right (seated): Elizabeth Hall, Dara Browningjennifer Longford, Meredith Damall. (standing): Jenni Wade, EnnLetke,A!isonKeen,Kim Koepke.
Alison
This Alpha Lambda from Georgia Southern University resides in Arcadia, Florida. As a collegian, Alison was Administrative Vice- President, Social Chairman, and Chapter President. She was selected as Sister of the Year and was presented with the AAC Senior Award. Alison received a BS in Public Relations
and enjoys reading, singing, dancing, and working with children.
browning
Dara, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a Delta Beta from the University of Southwestern Louisiana where she received her BA in Political Science. Dara served her chapter as a Panheilenic Delegate and New Member Educator. She was also the recipient of the AOF/I Rose Award and Outstanding Senior award. She enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, cooking and was a member of the Student Orientation Staff
Meredith
Eizab
Elizabeth, from Scottsdale, Arizona, attended Northern Arizona
University. She received her BS in Secondary Education/English. Elizabeth served Theta Omega Chapter as Panheilenic Delegate, Administrative Vice-President and Chapter President. She was also named the recipient of the "A O n of the Year" Award. Elizabeth enjoys act- ing, singing and dancing.
uarnall
A Tau Omega from Transylvania University, Meredith received her BA in English & Psychology. She is from Bradenburg, Kentucky and enjoys reading, working with computers and writing. As a collegian, she was Panheilenic Delegate and Chapter President. She received her chapters Stem Award for outstanding service and was named Transylvanias Greek Woman of the Year.
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Our eight consultants spend three and a half weeks together training at International Headquarters to prepare for their travels.


Kim
Koepke
Kim, a C h i Psi from California Polytechnic University, is from San Jose, California. There she received her degree in Biological Sciences and served her chapter as New Member Educator and Scholarship Chairman. She was awarded with the Most Enthusiastic Member and Most IdealAOnawards. Kimis returningas a second year consul- tant who will wotk, especially,
with colony development.
Chapter
September
CC Applications mailed to chapters in September mailing.
February I,
Application deadline. International Headquarters must receive completed application postmarked on or before February 1,1997 to be considered.
Approximately^
Tebruaryy\ 8,1997 Applicants are notified by mail whether they have been selected for an inter- view. Interviews will be arranged with candidates selected. All candidates will be flown to H Q unless candidate is within 139 miles.
March 14-16,
I7//
Candidates are interviewed at Alpha Omicron PiInternational Headquarters, Brentwood, Tennessee by Carole Jones, Executive Board
J
Langrord
Consultant
Calendar
jenniferr
Elementary Education. Erin was Recording Secretary and Chapter President for Kappa Kappa Chapter and was the recipientofthe Corporation Board Scholarship.
Erin enjoys Softball, water-skiing, field hockey, and working with children.
Jenni attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her BS in Elementary Education. H e r home town is Frankfort, Kentucky. She was Panhellenic President and Epsilon Omega Chapter President at Eastern and also received the Greek Woman ofthe Year Award. Jenni enjoys reading, movies, swim- ming, and philanthropic activities.
From South Fulton, Tennessee, Jennifer attended Murray State University where she received her B A in Mass Communications/ Public Relations. Jennifer was Social Chairman and Rush Chairman for Delta Omega chapter. She was also crowned Miss M S U and was award- ed the Girl of AOFI Senior Award. She enjoys travel, sports, horseback
riding and singing. Li
L etke
Erin is from Mooresville, North Carolina. A Kappa Kappa at Ball State University, she received her BS i n
Selection Process and ConsultantYear
Director in charge of Chapter Consultants, Melanie Doyle, Executive Director,and Paula Daigle, Chapter Consultant Administrator.. In order to take advantage of airfare differences with a Saturday night stay, in most cases, candidates will arrive in Nashville on Saturday, spend the nightatHQ andflyhome on Sunday. Candidates will b e notified of their interview time and date before arrival at H Q .
Week ofMarch 17,
All candidates notified of selection.
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Official announcement o f 97-98 Chapter Consultant Team in
the PIPER
June 26-3^^
Chapter Consultants attend International Convention in New York City.
Training at International Headquarters.
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^ ^0o\&aher 1997
anuary, JV98 -
April 1998
Follow-up training and dateso f the 1997-98 Chapter Consultant travel year.
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In addition to training at HQ, AOTT sends the CC team to LeaderShape. a Leadership training program in Champaign, Illinois. AOTT's CCs (eight across the back row) are joined by four Kappa Alpha Theta consultants (left front) and two Chi Omega consultants (right front) who were also in attendance.


Magazine Program
offers a new twist
Last year, when you ordered new magazines or renewed old ones, you were required to submit payment with your order. This year, you have a new option.
Now you can have our magazine company QSPbill you later for any subscription you place.Ifyoutakeordersfromfriendsor familybillswillgodirectlytothem,notyou. Personal checks, Visaor Mastercard will be accepted withthe new Pay Later Plan.
Here's How the Plan Works:
•AOn collegiate and alumnae chapter members take home the magazine pack- et with the ordering information inside.
• Customers may select from over 800 popular magazine titles.
• No money is collected by the chapter members. Customers pay later when they receive an invoice at their address.
• All orders are processed quickly to assure prompt delivery
• AOn receives 40% of the subscription price of all magazines purchased.
Most Common asked questions: How long before magazines arrive? Once payment is received,
some magazines may take up to 12 to
14 weeks depending on the frequency of
publishing. (Weeklymagazines willtake only 5to 6weeks.)
When does AOn receive the funds from our sales which will benefit our chapters, members and volunteers through increased training and pro- gramming? AOn willbecreditedwith 40% of each subscnption, upon receipt of payment by the customer
What's the benefit to this new option? AOris may sell magazines to their family and friends over the phone because no payment is required at the time of ordering.
Questions about subscriptions? Customers may call the QSP toll-free cus- tomer service number for assistance at
1-800-678-2673.
Questions about how to order? Contact Dana RayorAmyWorsham at AOn HQ for order forms or information.
Undo Coliier.Vice President - Finance, presents a check to Christy Marks,Alpha Chi (W estern Kentucky U) President, for Top Chapter Sales.
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Magazine Program Award Winners Recognized at Leadership Institute
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Executive Board Appointment
Caroline Craig isn e w Vice President of Development
Top Chapter Sales
Collegiate:
Alpha Chi
Honorable
Delta Omega
b
.,
Alumnae:
W est Los Angeles
Collegiate:
Alpha Chi
Top Individual Sales
Collegiate:
Kristi Peterkin, UpsilonAlpha
Mention
Top Chapter Per Capita Sales
Alumnae:
A/umnQe;
Linda McLaughlin, Arlington Mid-Cities
Champaign/Urbana
The Executive Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Craig, Lambda Beta (California State - Long Beach) as Vice President of Development to fill the unex- pired term of Elaine James Kennedy. In this position, Caroline will supervise Extension and Public Relations for the Fraternity. Her
most recent AOFI volunteer experience included serving as a member of the Extension Committee, and previously serv- ing as a RPRO and RD in Region X. Caroline lives in Chicago, Illinois where she is an active member of the Chicago City Alumnae Chapter.


This issue ofh Dragma is the third in the Foundation's four part series of articles each focusing on different program service: educationalgrants,arthritisresearch,DiamondJubileescholarships,andtheRubyFundPorttheeofthisseriesspogtrlitgshts Diamondjubilee Scholarships.
Spotlight
on Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
The AOn Foundation is firmly committed to the importance of education. Since 1962, DiamondJubilee Scholarships have been granted to deserving sisters to further their education. Each year, the AOFI Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $250 to $1250 to collegiate and alumnae members who exhibit academic excellence and dedication to serving the community and Alpha Omicron Pi.
1995 DiamondJubilee Scholarship recipient Kelly Sartain expresses, "Mymembership inAlpha Omicron Pihas strength- ened my character. AOFI has not only provided m e with friends for a lifetime, but, has also given m e the guidance to be a better friend and person. Receiving a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship reaffirmed my belief that AOIl is a wonderful network of sisters who will always be there when you need them."
Centennial Scholarships
The 1997 International Convention in New York, will be a wonderful celebration o f 100 years of sisterhood. T h e AOFI Foundation Board o f Directors plans to make this exciting event even more special b y presenting 100 Centennial Scholarships to deserving sisters at the Centennial Celebration in New York City. Individual sisters and chapters have already shown their commitment to the importance of scholarships by pledging $ 1000 to provide this once-in-a-lifetimeopportuni- ty for AOITs everywhere.
Don't miss this opportunity to play a significant role in the educational development of a very special sister. If you would like to give a one-time gift of $1000 or wish to join other sisters in a general Centennial Scholarship with a smaller donation, please contact Kristie Pilchard Ryan o r Pat Larson at the A O I l Foundation office at 9025 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, T N 37027orbycalling615/370-0920.
AccepttheDecadeofEndowmentChallenge...MakeYourPledgeToday!
TheDecade ofEndowment, introducedtoyouin1987,wasestablishedtoprovideperpetualfundsforthefutureofAlpha Omicron Pi. The goal: $1,000,000 in cash, securities, bequests, beneficiaries of life insurance policies, etc. by our Fraternity's 100th Anniversary Convention in 1997.
TheEndowmentofAOIl makesitpossibleto:
• Fund Chapter Adviser training and programming.
• Increase funds for existing and new scholarships.
• Intensify programs to train and assist members who graciously give of their rime. • Strengthen AOFI's financial position.
We're pleased to report w e are close to attaining our goal, perpetuating the endowment—creating assets for long-range endeavors - assuring AOITs financial future. However, a significant percentage of the amount will not be available to meet shorter term needs. With this in mind, we're asking you to consider contributing during the next three years, payable during
1997,1998, and 1999.
WeencourageyoutomakeapledgetotheAOn Endowmenttoday...tobeapanoftheexcitingfinaleoftheDecadeof Endowment Campaign. Your pledge of $500, $1000, $2,000 — paid annually over three years — will assure reaching the $1,000,000 goal by June o f 1997, and building a strong A O n Endowment far into the next century.
A special event at the 1997 Centennial Convention in New York City isplanned forallofyou who have pledged $500 or
more to theDecade ofEndowment Campaign. Ifyou do not attend theconvention,you'll receive a special memento to Icommemorate your commitment to the Endowment of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation. Send your first payment by March 1, 1997 andbe a part ofthe Decade ofEndowment Campaign — your legacy to AOH Call ourDirectorat
615/370-0920 if you have questions. Better yet, send your pledge and/or conuiburion today.
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Alpha Omicron Pi's
1996-1997
Foundation Scholarship
Winners
FOUNDATION
MURIEL T. MCKINNEY SCHOLARSHIP
KATIE BOSWELL, Omicron
Junior, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Major- Accounting
GPA 3.96
Frat.Sen.'.: AssistantTreasurer,Treasurer, Rho Chi (Rush Counselor), Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
"AOn has created a leader as well as a sister. It has given me the desire to succeed in all aspects ofwhat 1attempt toaccomplish. My sisters encourage me to seek the most out of life, therefore, Icannot help but only want the very best for them."
JO ANN GIBBONS SCHOLARSHIP
ANDREA WILKINSON, KappaAlpha Junior.IndianaStateUniversity Major-Psychology
GPA 3.71
Frat. Serv.: Programming Chair, Social Chair, VP of Education, VP of Administration, Chapter Relations Comm., By-laws Comm., Scholarship Comm.
"As a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, 1 have gained outstanding leadership qualities that will last throughout my lifetime. Ialso feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know so many wonderful women. The friendships 1have shared with these women will never be forgotten, but
KERRY KEITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
BRIANASIMS, Gamma Sigma Junior- GeorgiaStateUniversity Major-Actuarial Science GPA3.3
Frat. Serv.: VP Administration, New Member Educator,ActivitiesChair,ArtChair,RoomChair"J believe the lessons 1have learned fromAOU are countless. Fromfriendship, toritual, to leadership, AOUhasmade mewho1am today."
ALPHA TAU CHAPTER AWARD
MEGAN KINZINGER, Chi Lambda Junior, University of Evansvffle Major - Physical Therapy
GPA 3.58
Frat. Serv.: Assist. Treasurer, Social Comm., AlumRelations, Rushee ReviewFormChair, Acting Rush Chair
"AOn has had a significant impact on my outlook on life. Since my initiation I have teamed how to exhibit greater patience, as well as maintain apositive attitude through difficult situations. Ihave found it much easier toseethegood inothers where 1had notseenit before."
HELEN HALLER SCHOLARSHIP
SUSAN BONIFIELD, Nu Beta Undergraduate, University of Mississippi Major- Mathematics/Physics
GPA 3.88
Graduate, University of Memphis
Frat. Serv.: President, Scholarship Chair, Assistant Pledge Educator, CRCo Representative, Executive Rush Comm., MS Chair, Chapter Consultant
There has been nothing more significant than AOU in my life for the past year, as I have been traveling as a Chapter Consultant. The confidence, communication skills, and independence 1have gained arc invaluable, and only through such a bittersweet experience can one realize the vast benefits received from dedication to the Fraternity."
instead,
will live in my heart
forever."


ALUMNAE SCHOLARSHIP
NANCYSLACK, IotaSigma
Undergraduate, IowaStateUniversity
Major - Hotel Management
GPA3.4
Frat. Serv.: Panhellenic Formal Rush Counselor.
Food Steward, Social Comm.
"My first exposure toAOU fraternity occurred
approximately (12) twelve years ago while a student
at Iowa State University. Inlooking back, 1can
remember being veryimpressed with the fraternity's
fundamental concept, itsidealsandvision. But fa more importantly, 1remember being most impressed
with thecollegiate members and the active
alumnae. It wasn't long after my first introduction
toAOUthat 1pledged and was initiated into the
fraternity. Since that time and throughout the last
twelve years Icanhonestly say that theimpact of
my association and continued involvement with
"The skills I developed
to balance involvement
relationships and serviceto the community. During job interviews, 1 regularly use the
GRADUA TE
JEANNEMILOSTAN, OmicronPi Undeigraduate, University of Michigan Graduate, UniversityofCalifornia-SanDiego Major-ComputerScience &Cognitive Science GPA3.957
Frat.Serv.: RecordingSecretary,Treasurer "Jaminaverymale-dominated field;90%ofthe peopleinmydepartment aremale,and90%ofthose inmy fieldoverall (at conferences, onjournal editorial boards, intenured faculty positions) aremale. Thus, as a woman, networking and making proper contacts isvitally important ifIamtosucceed ina field which isstill, regrettably, stacked against ourgender. My expehences with AOU, both as an undergraduate and asanalumna, haveprovided mewithskills which have proven immeasurably important in networking and proper presentation of myself."
m . m M M
GRADUATE
ALICETAM, Sigma
Undergraduate, UniversityofCaliforniaat Berkeley
Major-Molecular&CellBiology
GPA 3.42
Frat. Serv.: Chapter Relations Chair, Membership Education Chair, Pledge Class SecretaryandTreasurer,Scholarship,Rush, Activities and Finance Comm.
"Through AOU 1have made friends who are supportive and who share the same ideals. My closest friends are AOUs, from my chapter and from other chapters. 1am not afraid of moving far from my family and home,
because 1have comfort knowing 1will be able
conversation skills I practiced
for rush, and the as an officer has
leadership proven
experience invaluable."
1gained
in AOU have prepared me in my career,
AOn has been one of the most important in my life."
GRADUA TE
influences
LISADARNLEY, Alpha Delta
Undergraduate, UniversityofAlabama
Major - Political Science and Women's Studies
GPA 3.75
Frat. Serv.: President, Chapter Relations Chair, PhilanthropicChair,CRComm., Rushee Review Comm.,PhilanthropyComm.,ChapterConsultant "ByservingonLeaders'Council inrm>collegiate chapter, 1wasable tosharpen my organizational, leadership, andtimemanagement skillswhilebuildingself- confidence inasupportive environment Alpha
Omicron Pi also offered the opportunity tosave my community and University through philanthropic activities. InfactbecauseofAOU, Ihave truly developed my dedication to charity."
GRADUA TE
MICHELLE FRESHWATER, Phi
Undergraduate, UniversityofKansas
Graduate, Accepted at University of Kansas School of Medicine
Major-Human Biology
GPA 3.93
Frat.Serv: VPofAdministration, KeeperofRitual "1havefinallyrecognized theimportance of sisterhood. Having attended theuniversity forayear without being inasorority(Irushedandpledgedmy sophomore year),AOUfilledavoidinmylife.Ithasprovided me with a wonderful home, a terrificMom, and more love thanIthought possible."
JANELLAHNERT, Delta
Undergraduate, University of South Alabama Graduate. University of South Alabama
Major - Communication
GPA 4.0
Frat. Serv.: President, Administrative VP, AOn ScholarshipAward, Founders' DayCoordinator, Alumnae Advisory Comm., Philanthropic Adviser. Public Relations and AVP Adviser
"Myinvolvement inAOF1hastaught memuch needed leadership skills. Service on Leaders' Council and committees fostered my abilities asapacesetter, abilities 1nowuseonadaily basis. 1learned theimportance of delegation, empowerment commitment and loyalty."
GRADUATE
MICHELLE BROWN, Iota
Undergraduate, University of Illinois Graduate, University of Illinois
Major - Speech Communication/Political Science
GPA 4.165
Frat. Serv.; VPAdministration, Ritual Keeper, Asst. Ritual, Out-of-House Chair; Alumnae Advisory Comm., Education Advisor
tofindAOUsisters wherever
GRADUA TE
lam."
GRADUA TE
TONYA TARVIN, Epsilon Omega
Undergraduate, EasternKentuckyUniversity
Major - Speech and Communication
GPA3.45
Frat. Sea': President, Jr. CRdelegate. Officer Selection Comm., Ritual Award, Outstanding Senior, "BeinganAOUhasimpacted mylifeinthatithas expanded mycomfortzonesothatIhavemore tolerance and restrained judgment toward those who make choices thatarcdifferentfrommyown. BeingapartofAOUhas also reinforced the very basic and simple ideals that my family has instilled inme since birth."


GRADUA TE
JENNIFERWILSON, Pi Alpha Undergraduate, UniversityofLouisville Major-Political Science
GPA3.9
Frat.Serv.: VPEducation,PhilanthropyChair, Scholarship Chair. Alumnae Relations Comm.
"AOn has taught me a love of community service and AOn has given me wonderful friendships, both with sisters inPi Alpha and with our alumnae. The best advice 1 have receivedincollegehascomefromAOUalumnae, who unselfishlygiveoftheirtimetobeour mentors."
UNDERGRADUA TE
CATHERINEAZAR, Omicron Junior, UniversityofTennessee Major -Nursing
GPA 3.36
Frat.Serv: PhilanthropicChair,RecordingSecretary, Order of Omega Honor Society, Panheilenic Judicial Beard Rep.
"AOn has shown me the love that can sustain throughout alifetime WhenIrefertothislove,1donotonlymeanthe low ofgood friends incollege but, 1speak of the lifelong commitment totheloveofAOUandallwhoare members."
m
UNDERGRADUA TE
TONIABEST. Phi Chi
Junior, University of Chicago
Major-Economics
GPA3.4
Frat. Serv.: COBChair, Rush Chair, Rush Budget Comm., Philanthropy Comm., Social Comm.. PR Comm.
"WhenIjoined AOU. 1remained unaware of what Sisterhood foraLifetime really meant 1soon learned that not only docs itmean amazing friendships bonded by a singletruepledgeoftakingcareofoneanother through thickand thin, butitalsoconstitutes challenging each other at every comer. Indeed, my sisters have challenged my thinking, my plans, my whole approach tolife ...and thenIrealizethatmostimportantly theyhaw challenged me tochallenge m\>self."
UNDERGRADUA TE
AMY BRUMFIELD, Epsilon Omega Senior, EasternKentucky
Major - Marketing
GPA 2.94
UNDERGRADUA TE
JENNIFERCURLEY, Delta Junior, Tufts University Major-Biology
GPA3.15
Frat. Serv.: Social Comm., Assistant Rush Chair,NewMemberComm..RushChair,
Chapter President
"AOn has gh'en me better friendships, self<onfidence and leadership skills than 1haw ever had inthe past. My self-esteem has multiplied tenfold. Through Ritual AOFIhasmademerealizethatdespite thedifferences allofmysisters my have, thereisatrulyspiritual bond
Frat. Serv.: Treasurer, Scholarship Comm., New Member Comm., Rep. To Leaders Conf., Rep. to International Convention. Ritual Award. Senior Challenge Rep.
"The desire for life-long friendships brought
into Alpha Omicron Pi. These friendships
helped me achieve many of my goals while living the fun times of greek life. 1 have met a number of extraordinary women. The ties that we share will last forever. 1know that no matter whathappens inmylife1willalways havea friend whom I have no fear to call."
UNDERGRADUATE
SARAH CROSS, Alpha Gamma
Junior, Washington State University
Major - Elementary Education
GPA 3.7
Frat. Serv.: Scholarship Comm., Junior Panheilenic Rep., Chapter President, Public Relations Comm.
"When Jfirst pledged the Alpha Gamma chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi here at
Washington State University, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have on my life.IfeelthatAOUopened manydoorsforme by providing opportunities Iprobably would not have had if I did not pledge in 1993. As a chapter member, 1began to find out all the different leadership possibilities and different ways to become involved within the chapter and the campus. As a result of these doors being opened to me, 1have been able to
expand my horizons, build upon my ability to work with people, and improve my leadership skills, while putting my persistence,
that unites us and respects our different and experiences."
UNDERGRADUA TE
HEATHERDALBY, BetaGamma Junior, MichiganState Major-Computer Science GPA3.8
backgrounds
me have
determination,
anddrive togood use."
Frat. Serv.: Treasurer. FundraisingChair
"AOn has increased my confidence tremendously. As apast treasurer Iwasforcedtoassume a strong leadership rolenot only inour chapter but also within theGreeks\'stem. Myvoicewasheardonallfinancial matters concerning Beta Gamma. The realization of the trust my chapter placed in my hands allowed me to strive for nothing less than perfection."
UNDERGRADUA TE
APRILDOUGHERTY, Kappa Tau Junior,Southeastern LAUniversity Major-Nursing
GPA 3.3
Frat.Serv.: RushComm.,BidDayChair,COBChair, Alumnae Relations Officer, KeeperofThe Ritual, House Chair, President
"Forthepast fouryears, AOUhasbeen the most significant factorinmylife.NotonlyhasAOU enabled metofindmam' truefriends, ithasalsotaught mea great deal about people. Advancing totheposition of president wasexciting, butchallenging. 1learned how toworkwithdifferentpeopleandpersonalities and how todelegate effectively."


UNDERGRADUATE
BETHFREESE, Phi Sigma
Junior, University of Nebraska-Kearney Major - Broadcast Journalism
GPA 3.9
Frat.Serv.: RitualOfficer,RitualEducator, Rush Formal Party member, Social Comm. "Oneofthemain reasons AOUhas been significant inmylifeisthefact that I have two older brothers and no sisters. I now know what it'slike tohave sisters inmy life. Thefriends that 1have made inAOUareone of the best and most important reasons why
UNDERGRADUA TE
MEREDITHMAJOR, Delta Omega lunior,MurrayStateUniveraity Major- Business Administration GAP 3.63
Frat. Serv.: Rush. Philanthropic and New MemberEducationComm.,TennesseeStateDay "Ginger Adams was my big sister. After losing her in anaccident thispastyear, Irealizedhowspecial our sisterhood istomeandtonevertakeforgranted the time we have with our sisters.
Hermother, JoannaAdams, isnowamember of AOU,andIamthankfulthat1canshareourspecial bond with her."
UNDERGRADUATE
JULIEMICKLE. Lambda Sigma Senior. University of Georgia Major-AreaStudies(political science) GPA3.67
Frat. Serv.: President, VP Membership Education. RushPreferential RoundChair, UGA Gymnastics Score Flasher,
|r. Panhellenic Delegate
"AOFI has taught me to love unconditionally. 1 remember during Preferential this year looking around the room at all of my sisters and being able tofeelgenuine loveforallofthem, asdifferent as some of them may be frommyself. AOUfinds the good ineveryone, and fromthis live been able to dewlop friendship that past prejudices may have prevented before 1became an AOU."
UNDERGRADUA TE
RODICARETEZAR, KappaPhi lunior, McGill University Major-Biochemistry
GPA3.8
Frat.Serv.: RecordingSecretary,Historian "AOnhasshown methekindofloveand friendship that 1was looking forsince 1came here (fromthe cit\'o(Baia-Mare, Romania). AOUhashelped me inbeing more open towards people, in expressing myfeelingsandthoughts. Ifeelthatbecauseof AOUIamadifferentperson, Ienjoylifemore.1 smilemoreand1amamuchhappier person."
UNDERGRADUATE
IENNIFERRIDGWAY, ChiEpsilon Junior, Ohio State University Major - Accounting
GPA3.78
Frat. Serv.: President. HouseTreasurer. Judicial Board, Comm. For Rush and Philanthropy,StateDay
"AOn has given me great friends and has improved my leadership skills. My sisters are my home away from home. The chapter offersagreat variety ofoffices tohold and
gives me the opportunity to help my chapter in many ways. Being president has been the most rewarding and educational experience I've had. It gives me self-confidence and pride to represent my chapter in Creek meetings and activities. Knowing my sisters respect and trust my ability and dedication to be their president gives me joy and appreciation."
UNDERGRADUATE
KAR1N WILHELM, Iota Sigma lunior, Iowa State University Major - Chemistry
GPA 3.82
Frat. Serv.: President, Panhellenic Delegate. Song Chair, Scholarship Comm., Song Comm.. Philanthropy Sponsor Comm. "Being a member, officer, and sister in AOU has helped me better understand my inner beliefs and reflect them in my everyday life. Our Ritual has helped me identify what 1 really value in myself and others. 1 has challenged me to embrace these ideals and
AOU is special
to me."
UNDERGRADUATE
CRYSTAL GRAFTON, Nu Beta
Sophomore, University of Mississippi Major- Accounting
GPA 4.0
Frat. Serv.: Corresponding Secretary of Leader's Council, Executive Rush Comm.
"/ have found a place with 112 other sisters where 1can be myself. It has given me an atmosphere to develop my educational and my social skills. 1always have a friend and a place toretreat tointimes ofjoy and sadness. Yet, most of all, I have found that my sisters are my strongest support for me and my family through the hard times that we have been enduring."
UNDERGRADUA TE
KRISTIEHALSEY, Chi Psi
Junior, California Polytechnic State University Major-Social Sciences
GPA 3.73
Frat.Sen.'.: RushSquad,MarilynHerman Activities Award, Junior Panhellenic Delegate "Ritualhasproven tobeoneofthethings Iwill hold close to my heart for the rest of my l i f t It was a comfort to leam, and reflects the faith that I have grown up in."
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Dear Sisters:
The Power of Frie
I just wanted to share with you this photo taken last month at the 40th reunion ofthe class of 1956 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. These happy ladies are one-half o f the Alpha Tau chapter of AOris who graduated June 11, 1956. (A 50%
turnout is not bad!) Pictured left to right: Ann McAbee Borst, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Jan Snyder Griffiths, Pine Knoll
10thAnniversary
Phi Chi ( U o f Chicago) members celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their chapter on April 27, 1996. Special guests at the luncheon includ- ed Linda McEnery,
start this local
project after
attending
International
Convention last
year and hopes
to expand it
into an even
bigger project
next year. The pandas
will be placed in police Greater Harrisburg
1'
!£ !1
her loving spirit for our sorority! I am very proud
of my "Panhellenic buddy."
Cori Lanclos Delta Beta
Tammy Miller and Past International President, Peg Crawford.
AOTT Scholars
Jennifer Berger, Upsilon (U of Washington) and Geraldine Poon, Sigma (U of California - Berkeley) are pictured (below) at Scholss Bellevue in Berlin, Germany. Jennifer, a Fulbright Teaching Assistant, and Geraldine, a Fulbright grantee researching "Images and
Representations Native Americans in German Museums", met each other in Berlin at a confer- ence celebrating the 50th anniver-
Fulbright program. Following their years in Germany, Jennifer will continue her education in library science i n Canada and Geraldine will teach art in Ghana with the Peace Corps.
Panda Project
Delta Delta members recently donated 50 stuffed pandas to the Auburn City Police Department. The chap- ter decided to
Miller. Dot and her hus- band Ron were among the 150 guests invited to a spe-
cial signing of the Governors new book, " I Heard Georgia Singing."
o f
Shores, North Carolina; above: Phi Chi members Heather Mossier sary of the
Jan Cameron Beatty, South Haven, Michigan; EllyVoss Hendricks, Dayton, Ohio; Betty Logcher Hock, Youngstown, New York; and Jan Pierce Conway, Norwalk, Ohio.
Dear Editor:
I am a charter member of Delta Beta Chapter at Southwestern Louisiana U. Our chapter has had many accomplishments since its chartering..
One of my proudest moments is learning of Dara Browning becom- ing a 1996-1997 chap- ter consultant. She has not only continued to
be a dear friend but a true sister to me since my graduation. A O n will benefit greatly from
and Devon Spurgeor
Alumnae Chapter member, Dot Denison, Sigma Alpha (West Virginia U), talks to members about her past
Quilted
Memories
1995-1996
Chapter
Consultant,
Susan artend
cars and given to chil- dren who experience traumatic situations such as fires or car accidents.
Sharing Memories
convention experiences. Intended to inspire other members to
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Bonifield, N u
Beta (U of
Mississippi), has created a wonderful keepsake from her AOFI travels. Having collected coundess AOIl t-shirts from chapters everywhere, she had her favorites sewn into a quilt.
Special Invitation
AOFI Foundation Board member, Dot Williams, LambdaSigma(Uof Georgia) is pictured with Georgia Governor, Zell
Centennial
Convention in N e w York City, D o t
shares memories with Marlene Rutt, Sigma Alpha; Ruth Bissot, Delta Chi; and Marion Peiffer, Sigma Alpha.
Dear Editor:
On Saturday, June 15, during Alumni W eekend '96 at Miami University - Ohio, Iattended an open house at our suite and was warmlywelcomed by


ship. AOIL
Lisa Weisenberg, and two other chapter members.
Two of the young women had driven in from Columbus specif- ically to open the suite and provide refresh- ments. Another colle- giate member stopped by during a break in preparing a term paper for summer school.
Along with three other members o f the class of'61 (we were initiated in '58), I visit- ed with them for almost two hours. During that time, other alumnae from other classes stopped by as well.
W e had a wonderful visit with these three collegians! I think they enjoyed it, too. I remember when I was
at Miami and alums came to visit, we often stayed away from the suite or tried to hurry them along. Now I know what I was missing, and I'm happy to say today's collegians are a lot sharper than we were when it comes to alumnae relations!
I wanted to share this positive experience with collegians and alums everywhere. Thank you, Lisa. I hope you'll have as wonderful a time visit- ing the Miami chapter when you're an alum as I have. A n d , believe me, you will come back!
Kay Lockridge New York, N Y
Alpha Rho Reunion
Sixteen Alpha Omicron Pi alumnae (Alpha Rho, Oregon State U)
gathered for a recent reunion at the home o f Mary Benz Sayler in Portland, Oregon. Pictured
from left (front row) Mary Benz Sayler, Jami Kirwan, Susan Calef, Sandy Hollenbeck Burgi, Janice Lane Storey, and Natalie Essig Cantrell. (top row) Linda Bryant Purdue, Candice Slack Piazza, Sheryl RosvallVan Fleet, Barbara Bierer Long, Sue Saunders Dalrymple, Helen Schulz Green, Janet Pierce, Janet Kerns, Diane Stacey Alexander, Dee Maag Felk.
Advisers at HQ
Several adviser train- ings were held last year at International H Q . The group pictured above is of the April 25- 28 training session in which 17 advisers attended along with International personnel.
was once used as a retreat house for the Catholic order o f nuns who founded St. Mary's Hospital. The Martinos purchased their dream house eight years ago. They happily agreed to moveoutofthe home for two months while
interior designers and landscapers moved in to pre-
* pare the home, mostly at the
Martinos expense, for this popular event. Milwaukee AOris volun- teered to work at
the Showhouse during the three week run and helped raise $75,000 for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Joint Meeting
A luncheon meeting for the Austin and San Antonio Alumnae Chapters was held in April at the Gruene Mansion Inn. The Inn is conveniently located between the two cities in Gruene, Texas.
A Showhouse
Sue Cornwell and Barbara Hunt (both
Phi Delta, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) are pictured in front of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra League's 1 9 9 6 Showhouse. This year's showhouse is owned by
Lynde Martino (Omega) and her husband, Joseph.
The 1911 French Chateau- styled home
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notables
0>Stephenie Searies, Alpha Rho (Oregon
S t a t e U ) has been chosen as a 1996-97 recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan. Individuals are select-
ed on the basis of academic and professional qualifica- tions, plus their ability and willingness to share ideas and experiences with peo- ple of diverse cultures.
Our Members
& Three AOIls had the opportunity of meeting sisters from around the country attending the National Association of College and University Residence Halls Conference (NACURH). Pictured above were (Ito r) Carry Bella (Omega Upsilon), Joanne Elek (Delta Sigma) and Allison Creekmore (Kappa Kappa).
Alpha Gamma member, Sarah Cross, is
currently
Panhellenic
President at
Washington
State U. Below
she poses with
AOn Panhellenic
Delegate, Barb
Hunt and
Executive Board
Member Robin Wright at the W estern Regional Greek Conference in San Francisco last March. W S U Panhellenic won an award foroutstanding publications.
J''The largest campus phil- anthropy in the nation is held each year on the cam- pus of Penn State. Their famous DanceMarathon raises thousands of dollars for kids with cancer. Organizations team up with one another to host families and contribute dancers to a 48-hour marathon. Epsilon Alpha is proud to report that one of their members, Alyssa Cherkin has been chosen to serve as the
overall chairman for next year's event
Our Chapters
• O n May 20th, 15 mem- bers of Theta Omega (Northern Arizona U) volunteered to support the Salvation Army in their first Golf Marathon. The Army reports that "the young ladies ofAlpha Omicron Pi presented themselves with goodness and charity and were fine representatives of their sorority. Thank you for encouraging such high standards. The Salvation Army is grateful for your influence and for their ser- vice." Theevent raised close to $40,000 to benefit the many programs of the Salvation Army.
and Heather Ellis, along
with an extra special thanks to Mellanie English, for help- ingto recruitand motivate everybody involved."
Our Alumnae
e>The Bradford S. King Award is presented annual- ly to a Berkeley graduate who has made significant contributions to alumni and university service in the first ten years after graduation. Gail Lancaster Fletcher, Sigma (U of California - Berkeley) is this year's recipient She came to Cal as an Alumni Scholar and has repaid that debt by chairing the
Oakland/Albany scholarship district for the last six years. A former president of the BayAreaYoung Blues Club, she also has been an alumni mentor and takes time from her career as a vice- president at the Bank of California to work on the Charter Banquet Committee. Additionally, Gail was recently selected to be a director of the California Alumni Associa- tion and currently serves as Sigma's rushadviser.
- Another notable
(U of California - Berkley) is Margaret Jory Tracy, who has been honored this year by her university as their Distinguished Alumna of
the Year. This 1940 graduate earned a degree in decora- tive arts which evolved through the years into "Exterior decoration" due to her interest in land preservation. In her acceptance speech, she offered the following advice to the soon-to-be gradu- ates,"have faith in yourself - analyze your strengths and amplify them; strive for excellence - don't be satis- fied with less than doing your best; and keep pro- gressing forward one step at a time until you achieve your goal."
» Dr. Richard E. Hoover, president of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).the National Leadership Honor Society, is pleased to announce that 64 members ofAlpha Omicron Pi were initiated intoODKduringthe 1995-96academicyear. Omicron Delta Kappa brings together members of the faculty and student body who are of high academic caliber and who have shown considerable leadership skills. Membership honors graduate and undergraduate women and men who are in the top 35% of their class academically and who show leadership in one or more of five areas of college life: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social, religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.
Lambda Eta Chapter at Grand Valley State U, was recently awarded three awards at their annual awards banquet These includedthe Most Successful Fundraiser, Best New Fundraiser and the overall Chapter of Excellence Award for the second year in a row.
i; Tau Gamma
(Eastern Washington
U) has been recognized by the City of Cheney Parks and Recreation Depart- ment for their outstanding service to the Cheney Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament The event
was a tremendous success bringing in nearly 3,000 people to the EWU Pavilion. The department reports "a special thanks goes out to Allison Powell, Heather Opgrande,Seville Broussard, Melissa Kuhlman,
S i g m a
Alabama,U of JenniferLeighAnderson
Auburn U
Heather Deanna Jones Lia Maria Lovshin
JenniferMagnolfi Birmingham Southern C
Carrie Lanier Alexander Ashley Elizabeth Hawkins Laura Lynn Payne
Cal State U, Northridge Tami Midori Kimura Michelle Smith
East Stroudsburg U Marguerite Rossiello
Elon College
Laura Michelle Hennings Stephanie Jane Matous
Jennifer Quinn
Suzanne Marie Sebastian Stephanie MarieWelbom ChristineNicoleZellers
Florida, U of
Lisa Michelle Aaronson Jennifer Lynn English Pamela Maxine Sherman
Georgia, U of
Rebecca Kendall Berry
GrandValley State U Dana Lunn Gleeson
Jacksonville State U Heather Lea Formby
Julie Anne Hendon
Amanda Lee Stephenson Murray State U
Amanda Haynes Carolyn Jill Highfil Susan Lynn Krame Jennifer Hope Langford Meredith Ann Major Christine Lee Nichter Jennifer Lee Taylor
Northeast Louisiana U Angela Marie Fried
Jenniver E.Yielding Julianne PatriciaYielding
Rhodes College
Lara Lunn Fleming JenniferAnn Lee Heather LTyler
Samford U
Amy Lynn Payne Shannon PaigeWatson
South Florida, U of Melissa Ann Molinari Shannon Julia Walsh
Tennessee, U of
Ali Barrett Clift Brandy Natasha Miller
Towson State U
Stephanie Anne Buchman Monica Leigh Motley Kathleen Haven Wallace
Transylvania U WhitneyAnnCassity Ann McRae Stephenson HopeTipton
Laura PriscillaWeathersby
Tulane U
Suzanne Lizbeth Bradley Andrea Christine Zavos
Wagner College
Alison Nancy Ann Boyd April Dawn Brown
Jean Marie Fedora Stephanie Jiannetto Leigh Anne Miller
Washington College Lisa Christine Athey
Washington State U Amy Brook Baunsgard Julie Christine Breeden Kelliejean Catania Sarah Kristin Cross
W estern Kentucky U Felicia Lynn Ferguson
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August 5-16,1997 - Pre-cruise the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise August 9-16,1997 - Alaskan Cruise Vancouver to Seward August 9-21,1997 - Alaskan Cruise and Post-cruise to Denali
AOIT has arranged through PrincessTours, an Alaskan vacation package to meet any need. A 7-day cruise aboard the New Sun Pnncess can be taken alone or combined with optional pre and post-cruise options. Discount cruise only prices begin at $ 1499 with low air add-ons from over 100 Princess gateway cities.
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announcements
Wanted! AOTTAIumnaeVolunteers!
Submit applications for volunteer positions to: Alpha Omicron Pi International Headquarters ATTN: Human Resources Committee
9025 Overlook Boulevard
Brentwood,TN 37027
or FAXto 615-371-9736
Applications are available
through Headquarters.
Theta Beta Sisters:
Get Psyched for Theta Beta's ten year reunion and celebration the weekend of Towson State Homecoming, October 26-27, 1996. If you have not received information and would like to attend, please call Ginger Mylander Swift, 303-355-5272 or Holly Culhane, 410-825-1321.
AlphaPhi Corporationschedulesmeeting
The annualmeetingoftheAlphaPhi CorporationBoard will be held on December 8,1996 prior to the Founders'
Day Luncheon in Bozeman, MT. For more specific information contact Betty Bruckner Reinke at 406-587-5640.
Alpha Psi Corporation Meeting Planned
The annual meeting of the Alpha Psi Corporation will
take place on November 2,1996,9:30 am. at the Alpha Psi Chapter House. Please contact Janet Conway, 419-668-5286 for more information.
To DragmaWinsAwards:
During the recent Collegiate Fraternity Editors Association Conference (CFEA), comprised of 76 member organizations,
A0II Colonizes at Northwestern State University
ES
Northwestern State University, Nachitoches, Louisiana, became the home for AOFIs newest colony on August 27, 1996. This new colony will become the third NPC sorority on campus joining Phi M u and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Workingclosely with the local Panhellenic Council and the Greek community, partic-
ipation in campus formal rush activities led to the extension of bids to thirty women. A special colonization rush program followed on September 4-6 with all unaffiliatedwomen being invited to attend an informational presentation and an A O n theme party. An additional forty-fiveenthusiastic women accepted bids. Two women transferring from Lambda Tau affiliat- ed bringing the new colony's membership to seventy-seven.
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A search is under way to locate members, of all ages, to participate in the Centennial Production to commemorate our 1997 Centennial Convention in New York City.
Requirements are very simple. You must register to attend the 1997 Convention and arrive by noon on Thursday, June 26 (this night's room will be paid for by the Centennial Committee), be a quick study and be willing to rehearse during your convention free time. You will be a part of history in the making and are guaranteed to have a great time!
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