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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2016-07-13 23:32:30

1996 Summer - To Dragma

Vol. LXVII, No. 3

a message from our President Rush...Recruitment...Membership Intake...
Whatever the title, the interpretation is the same - invite to takepart in...
Recently, I received a packet of letters from my AOI1 graduating class at DePauw University, host campus of Theta Chapter. It was a wonderful gift at an unexpected time. Though most of these sisters have not participated in organized AOI1 activities since our collegiate days, they have not lost their bonds of sisterhood. We have maintained contact and shared each others joys and sorrows through the years.
In their letters and through their actions, they spoke of their pride in havingaThetaChaptersisterinthepositionofInternational President. Their recognition was heartwarming. 1 hope that it served as a tool for lushing them back into the activities of Alpha Omicron Pi.
In this issue, we invite each of you to take part in AOFL..
• Provide information to our collegiate chapters on individuals
whom you believe to be potential sisters.
• Serve as a volunteer with the chapters during the excitement of
the rush process...and allyearlong...
• Be an active participant in one of the many alumnae chapters
across the US and Canada...
• Celebrate the Centennial Founders' Day with the AOI Is near you on December 8,1996...
• Start making plans to attend the Centennial Celebration to be held in New York City in one short year...
• Read and share To Dragtna with your friends and neighbors... • Wear your badge with pride...
We encourage our members, both collegiate and alumnae, to make their friends and neighbors aware of AOI 1. We must do the same with those sisters in Alpha Omicron Pi who may have allowed their fraternity to slip down the line in their list of priorities. Rush them once again. Tell them what is important to you about A O O today. Offer to share some time with them at meet- ings, over lunch, during the workday. Help them find a time... to takepart in AO/7.
1 would remind you that we have many new sisters joining the ranks of alumnae in the next few weeks. Reou.it them to this new level of sistethood. Invite them to be a part of your alumnae involvement.
The hiduction into Alumnae Status Ceremony has been performed across A O n this spring by large and small alumnae chapters. The members being recognized have been from struggling chap- tersandfromsuccessfulonesaswell. Noonememberwasconsideredanydifferentfromtheother as they renewed their pledge. ITie ceremony may have been conducted by the President of the local alumnae chapter, a member of the Executive Board, or other alumnae representative. The words were the same and the spirit of welcome was just as strong in one area of the land as the other. It was a type of recruimient...a» invitation to takepart in... their new level of membership, alumnae.
Rush your AOI I sister who lives in town to come to the next alumnae meeting. Recruityour sisters from your chapter of initiation to join you in New York City. Encourage the daughters of your neighbors and friends to consider the benefits of membership in Alpha Omicron Pi.
PUBUSHEU SINCE JANL'ARX iwr, BY ALPHA OMICRON PI
FRATERNITY, INC.
A i m * OMICRON P I FRATERNITY FOUNDED AT BARNARD GOLLECE. JAMJAKY 2, 1897
•FOUNDERS
JESSIE WALLACE HUCHAN HELEN ST. GIAIR MUELAN STELLA GEORGE S TERN PERRY ELIZABETH HEY WOOD WYMAN
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INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT ANN MLGLANAHAN GiLCHRisr. O 5613 Ski RIIX;EDRIVE INDIANAHILIS, I N 4 6 2 5 0 TELEPHONE 317/8494142
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A message from our President
Celebrate the Century -1997 Centennial What a great year to become an AOTT! Reflections from the Mother of a Legacy
AOTT Membership Information Form AOTT Legacy Policy/Introduction Form
1996 Rush Directory
Collegiate News
AOTT Emporium
Colonization excitement at DePaul
A tribute to our 75 year members Alumnae News
Get Back toAOTT
Alumnae Chapter Presidents AWoman ofAchievement
AOTT seeks collegiate chapter advisers S.O.S. - Save Our Subscriptions
AOTT Foundation News
NPC encourages a Code of Ethics
The Power of Friendship. AOTT. Notables
Announcements
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Alpha Omicron Pi's Centennial Celebration Convention is just one year away! You are invited to help us "Celebrate the Century" in New York City,June 27-30, 1997. Read about many of the exciting events scheduled, beginning on page 5.
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Century...
with AOII Centennial Commemoratives
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Note cube, white with burgundy Centennial Celebration logo. $6.00 Brass key chain with burgundy Centennial Celebration logo. $7.00 Mug, burgundy widt gold Centennial Celebration logo, microwave safe. $8.00
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Charm, 10 karat gold with Centennial Celebration logo. $100.00
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Charm, goldklad with Centennial Celebration logo. $25.00
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"ReflecrioiisorSisterhood," alithographot .in original painting. AUII artist, Ann Clashing Cantz, Pi, piesentcd this painting to the Fraternity as a gift for our Centennial Celebration. 20 x 24 inches. $25.00
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CC BK Ceklmue the Centuiy History Book, pre-order now. litis mag- nificent liniiled edition coffee table style book is a valuable reference, as well as a wonderful keepsake. Expect oyfvery in the tall of1996. $40.00
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rose finished in black laquer. The inside features a brass engraved plaque with Centennial Celebration logo. Swiss-made Regue musical movement plays " 1he Rose". $120.00
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You re invited to a once in a lifetime event!
Celebmte
New York, New Yorl
Don'r miss your chance ro be present for our historic salute to Alpha Omicron Pi's Centennial - our 100th Birthday Celebration. It's going to be the grandest convention AOFI has ever experienced! Join us ro rekindle old friendships and create new ones as we come together to celebtafe rhis memorable event in the lives of AOfls everywhere.
During our convention weekend, sisters and their guests will cele- brate our past, our present, and our future. We'll be absorbed in the rich history that has led us to the respected position we hold among Greek organizations today. We'll look toward our future with enthusi- astic optimism that the next cenrury will be as monumental as the first. There will be rime to teminisce,
time to be proud, rime to celebrate and time to share as AOITs.
We're going back...to New York City...to Barnard College...back to where it all began in 1897. The birthplace o f our founding will be the setting for our Centennial Convention hosted at the magnificent New York Marriorr Marquis in the heart of Manhattan. This ultra-modern 50-srory rower with a 37- story arrium is located within walking distance of some of the most exciting attractions in the city. You'll have the opportunity to experience New York City at its best, enjoy great shopping, and dine in some of rhe world's finest restaurants. Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, the theater district, Wall Srreer - they're all right there for your enjoyment!
QxkM<& from njgfg£ Rockefeller Center, NewYork. Qy Skyline; NewYork City at the turn of the century, Mamott
Marque atnum: Zeta and Sigm o members at Convention 1912; The Statue of Liberty: Barnard Col/pge today.
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Of course, rhe mosr enricing attraction will be the convention itself Opening day activities on Friday 1 include chaprer reunions; scheduled tours of Barnard College, where our four founders pledged them-
selves ro one anorher in January of ]897; and an exciting "Birthday
Banquet." That's just for starters! The fun continues throughout
rhe weekend with magical banquets, eloquent speakers, and rinial - srill unchanged since rhe day four young women first put those heartfelr words on paper.
Our New York area alumnae and collegians are anxious to welcome you to their fabulous city. They will be at the airport to greet sisters arriving from all over rhe world. Begin making plans N O W , to be in the "Big Apple" in June of ]997. Call a friend-a sister- and make plans to meet her there. There'll never be anorher Centennial Convention -DON'TMISSIT!
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Join AOII for Centennial Convention, June 27-30,1997.
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Centennial Celebration
^Convention Events Friday, June 27,1997
Pictured from top to bottom: delegates take a break after a session at 1912 Convention in Evasion, IL the Columbia Law
Library today, our (our Founders and first initiate in their graduation procession on the steps of the Columbia Law Library, 1898;
Milbank Hall at Barnard College; flying delegates in route to 1946 Goldenjubilee Convention,
Port Huron Ml; gathering ofcttendeesatthe 1929
Convention in Ithaca, NY,
AOTIs and Guests arrive in New York City
AOn will greet you at the airport along with the professional staff of Safaris, a destination management company, who will assist you with your ground transfers to the hotel. Once you check into the hotel, you will want to register with AOI~I. Then you'll have time to relax and shop in the AOn Emporium or take the Barnard/Manhattan tour before the evenings activities begin.
Barnard/Manhattan Tours (staggered departures every hour)
Tours will leave every hour from the hotel and will include a walking tour of Barnard plus highlights of Manhattan along the way. There will also be special AOI1 points of interest included in this tour. Cost of this tour is included in the registration fee for all AOIls, but is an optional expense for non-AOn guests.
Chapter Reunions
Gather with sisters from your chapter during these special chapter reunions which will be held throughout the Marriott. This will be a great time to renew friendships from your college days.
"Celebrate the Century" Birthday Celebration
The biggest AOI1 birthday celebration ever will take place during our opening banquet - complete with birthday cakes, parade of chapter banners, centennial quilt presentation, and special recognitions.
Saturday, June 28,1997
Opening Ritual
Our Opening Ritual will set the tone for our weekend activities. All initiated AOIls are invited to participate.
Opening Busmess Session
The business of our Fraternity will be conducted during this session. Delegates will have traditional searing. Non-delegates are encouraged to attend the business sessions to learn more about the Fraternity's plans for the future and to observe our democracy in action.
Optional Tours and Free Time
Everyone coming to the "Big Apple" wants to spend time absorbing the sites o f the city. You'll have several hours to explore the city, take one o f the optional tours offered, or venture out on your own. Our Convention Concierge Service can help you plan all types o f activities from theater matinees to tours through Central Park
"CelebratetheHeritage ofAOTI"
Streets of New York Theme Dinner
The sights and sounds of New York will come alive with music, food and decorations. This theme party will showcase your creativity as you are encouraged to dress for dinner just as you would have during your college years. It will also be a special time for presentations and recognition by the AOfl Foundation.
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"AOII- The First 100 Years" Centennial Production
A O n will celebrate our history through the presentation o f an exciting Rroadway-style production which will be written, produced, directed, and performed by A Oils.
Sunday, June 29,1997
"Celebrate the Century ofAchievement and Leadership"
Join us during this special session when we will honor our chapters and individual members for their accomplishments over the 1995- 1997 biennium. We will also recognize award winners from previ- ous Conventions and hold the always popular "storytelling time" by our Past International Presidents.
"Celebrate the Century ofPanhellenic Dedication"
Our tradition ofPanhellenic dedication will be recognized during our brunch on Sunday. Members from all 26 NPC groups will be in attendance as we hear the message of our keynote speaker. All AOITs are encouraged to bring a stuffed Panda to convention which will be a parr of our presentation during this brunch. Our gifts will go to a deserving children's organization in the NYC area. This is our way of saying "Thanks" to our host city for convention.
Closing Ritual
We will install our new international officers for the next biennium followed by a reception where you have the opportunity to meet the dedicated women who will lead us into AOITs second cenniry.
"Celebrate the Century oj^Traditions" - Rose Banquet
Traditionally the most glamorous evening during convention, the Rose Banquet, will be the most spectacular night of our Centennial Celebration. During this banquet, our coveted Founders' Awards will be presented, an inspirational speaker will deliver an address and we will add special music to enhance the enjoyment of this rose-filled evening.
Ctmdklighting
Of all convention events, this will be one of your most memorable. Hear the words of our four Founders as a representative of every chartered AOII collegiate chapter shares her chapters submotto during rhis candlelighting ceremony.
Monday, June 30,1997
"Celebrate the Future of AOII"
Show your pride for AOII by wearing red and white clothing during our bntnch on Monday. Our International President will guide its into the next cenniry, and we will announce the location for our 1999 convention.
Departures from Hotel and/or
Barnard/Manhattan Tours (staggered departures)
If you couldn't make the tour on Friday, you'll have another oppor- tunity to see Barnard College and the sites of Manhattan on Monday afternoon.
Optional Post-Convention Chapter Reunion Tours
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Optional ^Convention
lours
For A O n delegates, non-delegates, guests and families: A O n has cho- sen Safaris, a destination management company, to guide our Centennial guests on some of the most exciting tours in the city. Safaris has been successfully operating and designing programs in N Y C for more than 13 years and will cater to our special AOFI Centennial Celebration participants. Safaris will provide the on-site coordination and direction to ensure our optional tours are first-rate!
Saturday - Museum of Natural History
A crip to this fascinating museum will enable the visitor to view arti- facts and specimens from die earliest recordings of man. You will first view the 40 minute feature film at Naturernax, New York City's largest indoor screen, four stories high and 66 feet wide! This film is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Another special aspect of this museum is the sky show at The Hoyden Planetarium. Put your head back and view the sky - light years away - and all the solar systems we have yet to explore. In addition to an amaz- ing 45 minute sky show featuring an automated system with over 100 special effects, the planetarium is a mini-museum with exhibits on the sun, your weight on odier planets, and Astromania, all about the devel- opment of Astronomy.
Following these two shows, your group will be met by an experienced museum curator who will provide a tour highlighting the well-known attractions of the museum including the Hall of Gems, the Hall of Dinosaurs and the 94-ioot replica of the blue whale.
Explore our world's "natural" gifts and enjoy this great museum!
Estimated Price: $40 per person (based on a minimum of 40 guests per motorcoach).
Saturday - Ellis Island Tour
Our tour begins with a motorcoach transfer to Battery Park in lower Manhattan where you will board the ferry to Ellis Island! While in route you will have the opportunity to view The Statue of Liberty at close range from the ferry. Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, The Statue of Liberty has greeted generations of newcomers to these shores. Now a National Monument, this world-famous symbol of free- dom was presented to the United States by France, and dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorating the alliance between the two coun- tries during the American Revolution. The 152-ft figure, raised on a 150 foot pedestal, is the work of Auguste Bartholdi.
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•he bright lights of Times Square; the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings heWoiidTrade Center; 1927Seattle Corwenoon attendees participate in a post<onvention mountain dimbing trip onMt Ranter,theStatueofbberty.
he skyline ofNewYork City w etom es you to Centennial Convention 1997
Opposite page - from left to nght Taxis in Manhattan; the Statue of Liberty as seen from the Bay.
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COUNTDOWN TO CENTENNIAL
Our next stop is Ellis Island, where you will experience a piece of histo- ry as you roam rhe halls of rhe processing station which immigrants of the past were required to pass through before entering the country. You will view a fantastic film chronicling rhe history of the passage of many immigrants into this country. Ellis Island, an immigration cen- ter from 1892 to 1954, has been transformed into a museum tracing the history o f immigration ro America.
The cultural and personal experience of visiting Ellis Island and how it has impacted our nation's growth will long be remembered!
Estimated Price: $30 per person (based on a minimum of 40 guests per motorcoach).
Su nday-Circle Line Boat Tour
You will be escorted from rhe New York Marriott Marquis, via motor- coach, to the West side of Manhattan to board Circle Line. Circle Line uses vessels converted from World War II landing craft or Coast Guard cutters to transport you during rhe rour. During your time aboard, a well- narrated, three-hour tour heads down the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty, up rhe East River to rhe Harlem River Drive, through Spuyten Duyvil, and back down the Hudson. There is simply no better way to orient yourself to Manhattan's wonders!
Estimated Price: $38 per person (based on a minimum of 40 people per motorcoach).
Saturday or Sunday - (to be announced)
NewYorkYankees
or New York Mets Transfer
"Take me out to the ball game..."
Baseball in the Big Apple! You will be picked up from rhe Marquis and escorted via motorcoach to Yankee Stadium or Shea Stadium. Baseball schedules for rhe 1997 season have not yet been set. AOFI will know rhe schedule and ticket prices by January of 1997. This tour will be on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on rhe teams' schedules.
Special Treats
for AOIIs attending
Centennial Convention:
• Meet and Greet Service at the Airport and Hotel
• New York Convention Concierge
You will have a personal concierge hot-line to take the wor- ries out of planning your free-time in the "Big Apple."
Would you like to enjoy an afternoon at Tavern on rhe Green, take a carriage ride around Central Park, or visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Or perhaps you want to take a double-decker bus tour of rhe city; a helicopter flight over Manhattan; a cus- tomized shopping tour of designer show-rooms; limousine tour culminating with cocktails at die world famous Rainbow Room; or a gospel and jazz lunch tour of Harlem. The choice is yours. The list is as endless as your imagination!
Just call rhe New York Convention Concierge at 1-800-NY- SHOWS and let their professional staff help you plan an even more memorable time in the Big Apple!
• AOTTEmporium
Be sure to visit the most exciting specialty shop in the city! The AOil Emporium will be located in the Marriott Marquis during Centennial Convention.
The Emporium has everything that's AOPI.. .Centennial Commemoratives, convention t-shirts, and hundreds of AOIl items. Look for our Emporium Exclusives - available only through rhe AOIl Emporium. Everyone loves our Emporium and so will you!
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Reunite with Your Sisters
at Centennial's Chapter Reunions
"I would love to see my big sis (little sis, roommate, chapter adviser) again! 1 I wonder if she'll be at Centennial Convention also?
TheonlywaytoknowforsurethatyourfriendswillbeatCentennialisfor you to ask diem to join you! Now is the time for you to begin calling and writing your sisters to insure their attendance at convention. You can even request our newly designed Centennial postcards and convention brochures from A O n International Headquarters to help you send personal invitations to your friends.
A special time has been set aside during the firsr day o f rhe convention pro- gramforyoutoreunitewithsistersfromyourchapter.OnFridayevening, June 27, chapter reunions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the
various lobbies and open areas of the Marriott Marquis. All chapters will plan their reunions individually.
You are encouraged to bring scrapbooks and photo albums to your reunion. It will be a wonderful time for you to see old friends and share memories, to catch up on current events, and even make new friends with collegians and recent graduates.
Other special reunions have been planned for past International Executive Board members and committee chairmen, past Foundation Board members, past regional/district officers and directors, and past Chapter Consultants. Invitations to these reunions, which will take place "after hours," will be given to members in their convention packets.
Several post convention trips have been arranged by AOIl to allow sisters to continue their reunions after the Centennial Convention has officially ended. Information on these offerings will be forthcoming.
If you would like to assist us in reaching members to attend your chapter's reunion at Centennial, we'd like to hear from you! Please fill out the form below and send it to Colleen Caban, Centennial Coordinator at A O n International Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, T N 37027, Fax 615/371-9736.
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This page - from top right to bottom AlpbaTau new initiates in 1941; a heartfelt embrace at the 1995
Convention in Scottsdak. AZ: O m ega Chapter members in 1919; Alpha Delta members in 1995.
Opposite page - tap to bottom: Omegasin 1921; A/pha Phi
m em bers, 1996; Omega sisters chatma park 1922.
For More Information on Chapter Reunions:
Q I am planning to attend my chapter's reunion at Centennial Convention.
I I I would like to help organize my chapter's reunion at convention. Please give my name to the Centennial Committee.
Name (including maiden) Address
Send to Colleen Caban, Centennial Coordinator, A O n International Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, T N 37027, Fax 615/371-9736.
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Initiation Date Zip/Postal Code
1) /() /() Phone# home work fax#
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Centennial Cehbration
Convention Fees
Registration Fees
All participants are responsible for registration fees, which are a personal expense.
Registration fees, along with all registration materials, are due as follows:
Delegate Registration Fee (due on or before Feb. 1, 1997): $200.00 (includes Barnard/Manhattan Tour) Non-delegate Registration Fee (due on or before April 1,1997): $200.00 (includes Barnard/Manhattan Tour) Late Registration Fee (if postmarked after April 1, 1997): $400.00
Daily Registration Fee for part-time attendees: $ 100.00
Non-AOFI Guest Registration Fee: $50.00 (does «<#include Barnard/Manhattan Tour. Note: Non-AOtl guests
may take the Barnard/Manhattan Tour at a cost of$35.00per person.)
Rooms:
Room Rate: $ 175.00 per day, per room
Late Registration Room Rate (if paid after April 1, 1997): $225.00 per day, per room
Meal Costs:
Individual MealPrices:
Friday "Celebrate the Century" Birthday Banquet: $80.00
Saturday "Celebrate the Heritage of A O n " Banquet: $90.00
Sunday "Celebrate the Century of Panhellenic Dedication" Brunch: $50.00 Sunday "Celebrate the Century ofTraditions" Rose Banquet: $ 115.00 Monday "Celebrate the Fumre of AOIT' Breakfast: $50.00
TotalMeal Package: $385.00
Total Convention Paekage Costs for Friday, Saturtkvy and Sunday (Includes registration, room and meal costs. Does not include transportation): Single Room: $1,110.00 per person
Double Room: $ 847.50 per person
Triple Room: $ 760.00 per person Quad Room: $ 716.25 per person
Non-AOFI guests will pay the Guest Registration Fee, costs of meals they choose to attend, and a por- tion of the room rate depending on how many guests stay in the room. Please contact AOIl International Headquarters for further information.
Children are welcome to accompany their parents. However, children under the age of 14 cannot be included in any of the scheduled Convention activities. The hotel uses an outside agency for baby-sit- ting which can be arranged through the concierge desk.
For More Information on Registration:
Contact Dana Ray, Public Relations/Convention Coordinator at A O n International Headquarters (615/370-0920) for registration materials and forms, or you may fill in the form below and send it to AOL1 Internationa] Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, T N 37027, Fax 615/371-9736. H Q staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this exciting opportunity for all AOLLs. Registration materials will be mailed in the fall of 1996.
Name (including maiden) Collegiate Chapter
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Rush at Alpha Delta, U ofAlabama.
Whata
great year
to become an AOII!
Your rushees are coming and your chapter has worked hard to make this the best rush ever. The room looks great, you've rehearsed your skit and songs to near perfection, and every- one looks beautiful. Great job - but remember the most important aspect of rush lies in what you say, not what you do. How are you going to set your chapter apart from all the rest and express to your rushees what you feel in your heart about AOn.'
There are countless benefits of membership in AOn... sisterhood
for a lifetime, academic excellence, community service, or perhaps a loving shoulder to cry on. These were benefits of AOFI membership in 1897 and will continue to be bene- fits well into the next century.
But, this year, there are a few AOFI benefits that can only be experienced
during the next 12 months. You shouldn't miss your opportunity to sell our AOn excitement to your rushees!
Remember that you know this,
but your rushees don't... AOFFs Centennial Convention is next summer! The New Member class
you are about to welcome will be the last class offered the chance to per- sonally experience this momentous occasion and all the historic events which lead up to it. Learn all you can about the exciting year ahead and plan to be an active participant.
Get enthused as a chapter and as individuals about our Fraternity's glorious first century. Our AOFI history is again unfolding right
before our eyes. This year our history has become our present and it offers your chapter a chance to become more than just another organization on your campus. Let these benefits


about our Centennial.
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AOII
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set you apart from all the others.
Get enthused about guiding your own chapter into our second century. The success your chapter will experi- ence in the future is a direct result of the efforts you make today. Tell your rushees about your chapter...
as it was yesterday, as it is today and as it will be tomorrow.
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Will
Get enthused
<i
It's finally here!
You will find
that enthusiasm is contagious
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and everyone
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Rush photos from top: Rho Delta. Samford U: Middle photos (left to right): Delta beta, U of Southwest Louisiana: Omega Upsilon,
wants to catch it!
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Reflections
on being
my own undergraduate days as a Kappa Kappa collegian at Ball State University in Indiana. Cameronne, a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
like career developments, a wedding, grandchildren. But, for now we are hav- ing a ball with rhe shared experience of belonging to rhe same sorority.
During rush, Cameronne expressed to me how fortunate she felt to be a legacy of rhe sorority she wanted to pledge. "Mom," she said, "one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me was that you pledged AOR" In March, I traveled to Nashville for her initiation, and stayed on fot Parents' Weekend at Vanderbilt, which featured a brunch at the chapter house. During those two events, I had the opportunity to become familiar with N u Omicron chapter and I liked what I saw!
In "the old days" as Cameronne calls my college tenure, we sisters at Kappa Kappa determined our pledge classes by issuing bids to those rushees who possessed what we euphemistically referred to as "AOn tendencies." What we meant by that was whether rhe rushee met the high stan- dards we had set for ourselves and those who would become our sisters. For example, did she meet our academic and moral standards? Was she caring, kind and considerate of others? Would she be a full participant in and contribute her talent not only to the sorority, but also to the entire college community?
It was 25 years later for me, and here I was among a group of young women who definitely still had those "AOn ten- dencies." And, as I focused my attention on my daughter, rhe new initiate, I knew that N u Omicron had made a very wise choice in pledging her because she, too, has "AOn tendencies."
by Janet Fuller Powell, Kappa Kappa (Ball State U )
JanetFullerPowellisOfCounselinthe Washington, D.C., offiee ofBaker, Donelson, Bearman & CaldwelL a Tennessee law firm
headed up byformer Senate Majority Leader and Reagan Chief of Staff Howard H. Baker, Jr.
She represents bothpublic and corporate clients nationwide before the U.S. Congress and the Administration. Shehaspreviouslyservedonthe
staffoftheAppropriations Committee ofthe U.S. House ofRepresentatives. Her daughter,
Cameronne is a risingjunior at Vanderbilt University
A e mother Tennessee, had deferred rush until her
a legacy
i
While recently trying to verbalize to an old friend my perspective on my daugh- ter pledging my sorority, I alluded to a sense that something had come full cir- cle in my life. I couldn't quite pinpoint my reactions, but I was certainly bask- ing in the warm glow of deja vu and the comforting knowledge that some things are constant. Take for example, rhe principles and values of AOFI which had attracted both my daughter and me, in different generations and on different campuses.
Two thoughts later occurred to me. First, it may sound trite, but I was feeling a sense of self affirmation in my daughters choice to affiliate with rhe same sorority Iselected morethan25yearsagoina totally different setting. I smiled remem- bering Cameronne's teenage years, that time when you don't want to be caught dead with your parents because, well, they aren't "cool." But, hey, as it turned out, I had done at least one cool thing -
I had pledged A O H
Secondly, I was marveling at how AOIl values had endured over rhe years since
sophomore year, just as I did, so she was familiar with the women of Nu Omicron chapter. As she progressed through rush, phoning home nighdy accounts about these women she wanted for sisters, she could have been describ- ing my own collegiate chapter of more than two decades ago.
But like most mother-daughter teams, Cameronne and I did not arrive at this comfortable, more mature, sharing stage of our relationship easily.
In her book. M y Mother, Myself author Nancy Friday chronicles the universal struggle of every female...trying N O T to be like your mother! Only ro look in the mirror one day and realize that you have become your mother.
The struggle is particularly intense for adolescent girls who tend to view separa- tion from their mothers and her values as die necessary precursor to indepen- dent womanhood. After all, how can you be your own woman ifyou are fol- lowing someone else'sfootsteps?It is a frustrating period both for the adoles- cent girl, who is trying to break loose, and for the mother, who is trying to strike an appropriate balance between inctementally increasing freedom and decreasing guidance as the "girl" blooms into a "woman." Nothing compares to the frustration of trying to be a good role model for someone who vows to be any- thing B U T like you!
But an interesting, and, yes, predictable, evolution has taken place in the past two years after her departure for college. Cameronne hasgrowncomfortablewith being her mother's daughter and even realizes that you can "borrow" from the role model without sacrificing your own one-of-a-kind identity. And, having worked through the initial sadness o f becoming an empty nester, I am getting very comfortable with letting go. I like what I see us becoming, two adult mother-daughter woman friends. There will be lots of life experiences to share
To l)ra«ina/Sl MMER 1996


Alpha Omicron Pi Membership Information Form
Please mail this form to the AOTT Chapter Adviser for the college which this rushee will attend. If you are not able to locate this name and address, contact International Headquarters at 615-370-0920. If you have gathered this information in response to a chapter's request, please send the information directly to the return address indicated from the chapter.
attach photo if available
Collegiate chapter pledging depends on your supplying available
For the AOTT Chapter at
Rushee Information
Name of Rushee
first
Home Address
College Classification (check one) Parents'/Guardians' Names Parents'/Guardians' Address
Family Information
preferred name
Freshman
information.
last
Sophomore
_Sister
age
Does the rushee have an AOTT relative? (check one) Give name of AOTT relative (including maiden) Address of AOTT relative
Phone (home): ( )
Junior
Mother
Senior
Grandmother
Other
(work): ( )
Does the rushee have affiliations with any other NPC groups? Ifyes, list affiliation and relationship, (e.g. Kappa Delta, Mother)
Does the rushee have a special interest in AOTT? Ifyes, please list.
Have you talked with the rushee about AOTT (check one) yes
Is the rushee able to assume the financial obligations of membership? (check one)
no
Academics
High School Attended
Scholastic GPA Scale School Attended after High School
Scholastic GPA Scale Scholastic Honors
Activities
Class Rank/Class Size
of
SAT/ACT Score
state
name
city
city
name
Number of Credits Completed
Please list names of organizations (explain type - school, church, community, etc) and the rushee's participation and leadership in each one. Attach additional information on a separate sheet ifnecessary.
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yes
no
don't know
state
Major


Special recognition and/or Honors received.
Personality/Leadership Qualities
Include information about the rushee's character traits, leadership qualities and personality characteristics using specific examples whenever possible. Indicate the rushee's special interests, talents and any other information to aid the chapter in getting to know her better and to indicate the contributions she could add to AOTT.
AOTT Recommendation for Membership
I. I recommend this individual for AOTT membership. I know this individual personally.
Ido not know this individual personally, but Iam basing my recommendation on information from these sources: (circle as many as apply) another AOTT Panhellenic Files High School Faculty Clergy peers of the individual a mutual friend other (please specify)
2. I do not recommend this individual for AOTT membership based on information received. If further clarification is desired, the Chapter Adviser may contact me.
3. I am unable to commit my opinion on this individual for AOTT membership: Due to limited information received.
Comments (if any)
Recommendation Given By:
Name Address
.
After contacting all available sources and receiving no information.
street city
state/province
Date
postal code
CHAPTER USE ONLY
Group Pledged
Date recommendation acknowledged
What to do with recommendations after rush:
signature
Once recommendations have been acknowledged, you are to:
1. Destroy recommendations on all rushees who pledged an NPC sorority.
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2. Maintain files on those recommendations for rushees who did not pledge any group. Recommendations should be kept on file for one college generation (4 years).
Phone: (
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Collegiate Chapter_ Alumnae Chapter_


Alpha Omicron Pi Legacy Policy Explained
•A legacy is defined as a biological or adopt- ed daughter, granddaughter, o r sister of an initiated member, alive o r deceased, of any chartered AOI1 chapter. Half-sisters o r step relations are also included if the relation to the AOn member has been a close one.
•Collegiate chapters are not required to offer a bid to every verified legacy.
•Collegiate chapters are required t o give serious consideration t o each verified AOFI legacy out of courtesy to the AOn sister to whom she is related. A collegiate chapter may decline membership to a legacy only for very appropriate and verifiable reason(s).
•In n o case should a legacy b e denied a n invitation to at least one invitational party after the first round of parties.
•An AOn legacy should be a qualified rushee i n h e r own right - grades, activities, accomplishments, and overall compatibility with the chapter.
•If a chapter releases a legacy, a member of the Alumnae Advisory Committee must contact the AOFI relative of the legacy by telephone
to inform her o f the legacy's release from membership consideration. This contact must be made prior to the distribution o f invitations for the next round of rush parties.
•If an Adviser is unable to reach the A O n rel- ative by telephone, written notification of the legacy's release must be sent. This is to be done within 7 days of the legacy's release from membership consideration.
•If a chapter carries a legacy through Preference, she is placed o n the chapter's
first b i d l i s t . 1946 Alpha
•AOris must remember that some legacies are happier in another Greek group. Every National Panhellenic Conference group offers a worth- while experience for college women.
•Introduce your legacy with the form below. Attach it to the Membership Information Form and send it to the Adviser for the school your legacy will be attending. You'll find a listing of Advisers and the dates your forms are needed on pages 18 and 19.
This form is designed to introduce AOn legacies to our collegiate chapters. It does not replace the Membership Information Form (page 15) which also must be sent. You can ensure proper introduction of your legacy by completing the form and sending it to the AOn Adviser on the campus your legacy plans to attend. A list of Advisers appears on pages 18 and 19 of this issue o f To Dragma.
Date To
chapter
This is to advise you that my (check one) • will be attending
Sister •
• Granddaughter.
college or university
Senior beginning_
your street address
your state
your maiden or initiated name
as a (check one)
• Freshman •
your city
Sophomore •
Junior

yourchapter
/ o u r y e a r Qfinitiation
Daughter
•Remember: send the Membership Information Form with this form to the AOTT Adviser at the school your legacy will be attending.-
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Below. AOIT mothers and daughters are pictured together at the
college or university
Omicron Pi Con/ention
in Port Huron,
Michigan.
Legacy Introduction Form
your phone
your zip


us
Arizona
Northern Arizona UTheta Omega
Melissa Halter, NAU - Box 5745 Flagstaff A Z 86011, Early August
Arkansas
Iowa State U, lota Sigma
Aimee Knipper 2000Westown Pkwy #84 West Des Moines, IA 50265, EariyAugust
Momingside CollegeTheta Chi
Alyssa Nelson, 312 W 16th Street
South Sioux City A 68776, Early August
Illinois
DePaul U, Delta Rho (installed on 6/2/96)
CheneKlan, 70W Huron
Chicago, IL 60610, Early September
Illinois Wesleyan U, Beta Lambda
Dawn Wetzel, P O Box 76,403 N East Street Hudson, IL 61748, Eariy September
Northern Illinois U, Nu lota
Mary Diaz, 1428 Larson St Sycamore, IL 60178, Mid August
Parks College of S l Louis U, Upsilon Epsilon Nancy Hohmann, 6165 Westminster Race StLouis,MO 63112,MidAugust
U of Chicago, Phi Chi
Chnstine Graves, 780 S. Federal #804 Chicago, IL 60605, Early Sept/Mid Dec
U of Illinois, lota
JoAnne Zunich, 1217 Foothill Dr Champaign, IL 61821, Early August
Indiana
Ball State U, Kappa Kappa
Becky Ziga 4609W Sandpiper Dr Muncie, IN 47303, Early September
DePauw UTheta
Polly Harold, 25 East 40th Street Apt 7-J Indianapolis, IN 46205, Mid September
Indiana State U, Kappa Alpha
GlennaTimmons, 408 S.34th St Terre Haute, IN 47803, Mid August
Indiana U, Beta Phi (reorganizing 1996-97)
do Donna Kumar 9025 Overlook Blvd. BrentwoodTN 37027, August-December
Purdue U, Phi Upsilon
Sue Hammel, 820 So 16th Street Lafayette, IN 47905, Mid Sept/Mid Dec.
U of Evansville.Chi Lambda
DinaWllming 2613 Bayard Park Drive Evansville, IN 47714, Early August
Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky U, Epsilon Omega
Mary Dewey 316 S.Thind S t Richmond, KY 40475, Mid August
Murray State U, Delta Omega
Debbie Carter 1809Valley Drive Murray KY 42071,EartyAugust
Transylvania U.Tau Omega
jane Brooks, 2932Wintergarden Drive # C Lexington, KY 40517, Late August
U of Kentucky, Kappa Omega
Melanie Marrs, 1180 FourWyndsTrail Lexington, KY 40515, Eariy August
U of Louisville, Pi Alpha
Christian Pratt, 1214 Fischer Avenue Louisville, KY 40204, Early August
directory
Arkansas State U, Sigma Omicron
Grovemel Grisham, 3027 Quail Dr Jonesboro, AR 72401, Mid August
California
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Advisers should receive Membership Information Forms (MIFs) no laterthan dates noted t o give chapters time for review prior to the start of rush
Canada
Alberta
U of Calgary, Kappa Lambda
Kristy Manchul, 156 Hampshire Gnde N W Calgary AB T3A 4Y3, Late August
Ontario
Carieton U, Gamma Chi
Dorothy Breeze, #2 - 125 Springfield Road Ottawa, O N KIM IC5 Canada, Early Aug.
U ofToronto,BetaTau
Catherine Purcell, 24 Madison Avenue Toronto, O N M5R2SI Canada Early Sept
U ofWestern Ontario, lota Chi
Heidi Geerts, 362 Martin C r
Strathroy O N N7G 3R3 Canada Early Sept
Quebec
McGillU, Kappa Phi
Wendy Moon, 1848 St Catherine StW # 2 Montreal, QU H3H IMI Canada Mid Aug.
United States Alabama
Auburn U, Delta Delta
Patsy Vincent 3321 King Ave.
OpelikaAL 36801, Late August
Birmingham Southern.Tau Delta
Carrie Pomeroy, 2642 B Parklane Court East Birmingham,AL 35223, MidAugust
Huntingdon College, Sigma Delta
JodyDansby Box65,1500EFairviewAve. MontgomeryAL 36106, MidAugust
Jacksonville State, Delta Epsilon
Kelli Souder 810 LaTaste Drive Oxford,AL 36203, EarlyAugust
SarrrfordU.Rho Delta
Colleen Walker 940 Independence Drive Alabaster, AL 35007, Early August
U ofAlabama,AlphaDelta
PamelaBrock 11727KnollwoodRd Northport AL 35476, Late July
U ofAlabama-Birmingham, Zeta Pi
Stacie Propst 808 Crest Cove Hoover AL 35226, Late August
U ofSouthAlabama,GammaDelta
Kim Litton, RO. Box U-1178
Mobile.AL 36688-0001, Early September
Cal Polytechnic State U.Chi Psi
Karen Scott 465 I/4 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, C A 93401, Early Sept
California State-Long Beach, Lambda Beta
Missy Biaunco, 1148 Oakwood Dn Arcadia C A 91006, Eariy August
California State Northridge, Sigma Phi
Ann Schmidt 9003 RangefyAve.
Los Angeles, C A 90048, Mid August
San Jose State U, Delta Sigma
Tracie Bills, 4932 Sandy Lane
San Jose, C A 95124, Eariy August
U of Cairfomia-Berkley, Sigma
Wendy Erlenbach, 109 Blossom Court Danville, C A 94506, Eariy August/Early Jan.
U of California-Davis, Chi Alpha
Maria Stoeckiin, 2950W Portage Bay Ave# 126 Davis, C A 95616, Late August
U of California-San Diego, Lambda lota
Joyce Pyle, 1226 9th Street Apartment 2 Coronado, C A 92118, Early September
Colorado
U of Colorado, Chi Delta
Ginger Swift. 2130 Gaylord Street Denver C O 80205, Early August
Florida
Florida Southern College, Kappa Gamma
Mary Jane Keener I 100 Oakndge Pkwy # 7 3 Lakeland, FL 33803, Late August/Early Jan.
U of Florida, Gamma Omicron
Janet Kellar 603 N W l02Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607, Late July
U of South Florida, Gamma Theta
TeresaRanck, Il6WestCommancheAve Tampa FL 33604, Eariy August/Mid Dec.
Georgia
LaGrange College, Lambda C h i
Shelly Collins, 310 Harwell Avenue LaGrange, GA 30240, Early September
Georgia Southern U, Alpha Lambda
Leslie Wolfmger, 214 Alabama Ave. Millen, GA 30442 Late August
Georgia State U, Gamma Sigma
Katie Hasty 1910 Furlong Run Lawrenceville. GA 30243, Early September
U of Georgia, Lambda Sigma
Maeneen Klein, 125 Arbon/iew Drive Athens GA 30605, Mid August
Iowa
Coe College, AlphaTheta
Dawn Kilpatrick 6705 Country Hill Rd NE # I Cedar Rapids. IA 52402, Eariy September


Western Kentucky U, Alpha Chi
Sandy Cover; 608 Pine Court
B o w l i n g G r e e n , KY 4 2 1 0 3 , E a r l y A u g u s t
Louisiana
Northeast Louisiana U, LambdaTau
Norma Bivona P O Box 5319 Monroe, LA 7121Z Early August
Northwestern State U, Colony
c/oToni Morgan, Rush Network Specialist 2228 Southpart Blvd.
Huntsville,AL 35803, MidAugust
Southeastern Louisiana U, KappaTau
Jody Domingue, 700Weinberger Rd. Ponchatoula LA 70454, Late Jul/
U of Southwest Louisiana, Delta Beta
Jerelyn Miles, 104 Legacy Lane Youngsville, LA 70592, Early August
Maine
U of Maine-Orono, Gamma
Lisa Gallant 193 West Broadway Bangor ME 04401, Late August
Maryland
Towson State U.Theta Beta
Holly Culhane, 1227Tillerman Place Baltimore, MD 21226, Mid August
U of Maryland, Pi Delta
Mary Barbuto, 9609 Falls Bridge Lane Potomac, MD 20854, MidAugust
Washington College, SigmaTau
Ginny White, 61 I Admiral Dnve Suite 303 Annapolis, MD 21401, Late January
Massachusetts
Tufts U, Delta
Sandra Giordano, 19 Glencliff Road Boston, MA 02131, Mid August/Early Jan.
Michigan
GrandValley State U, Lambda Eta
MaryEagin, 15745Vine St SpnngLake,Ml49456,MidAug/EarlyJan.
Michigan State U, Beta Gamma
Sue Elder 6213 Cobblers Drive
E Lansing Ml 48823, Early August
Western Michigan U, Kappa Rho
Julie Jones, 5620-H Summer Ridge Ct Kalamazoo, Ml 49009, Late August
Minnesota
U of Minnesota,Tau
Kelli Hallas, 5515 Bryant Avenue S Minneapolis, M N 55419, Late August
Missouri
Central Missouri State U, Delta R
Denise Buersmeyer I 111 Anderson Street Warrensburg MO 64093, MidAugust
Mississippi
U of Mississippi, Nu Beta
J.J. Hams, RO. Box 398
Potts Camp, MS 38659, Early August
Montana
Montana State U, Alpha Phi
Susan Wordal, 1506 Dnftwood Drive Bozeman, MT 59715, Early September
North Carolina
Duke U, Delta Upsilon
L a u r a C o b l e , 5 2 1 5 C o r o n a d o D r
Raleigh, N C 27609, Early Sept/Eariy January
East Carolina U.Zeta Psi
Karen Bassetti, 346 Haven Drive X-9 Greenville, N C 27834, Early August
Elon College, Epsilon Chi
Knsta Whipple, 913 Brookview Drive
Elon College, N C 27244, Early November
Nebraska
U ofNebraska-Kearney,PhiSigma
Debra Spellmeyer I 106 East 52nd Kearney NE 68847, EarlyAugust
U of Nebraska-Lincoln, Zeta
Nancy Johnson, 4636 Fir Hollow Lane Lincoln, NE 68516, EarlyAugust
New York
CanisiusCollege,Nu Delta
Gretchen Zollendeck 41 South Lane Orchard Park NY 14127, Earry/Mid Dec
Cornell U, Epsilon
InduViswanathan, 14 South Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850, Early January
C . W Post Campus of Long Island U, Psi Delta
Pennsylvania State U, Epsilon Alpha
Patricia Antolosky 1260 Fairview D r B e l l e f o n t e , P A 1 6 8 2 3 , M i d - A u g u s t
Shippensburg U.Tau Lambda
Heather Swartz, PO. Box 104 Roxbury PA 17251, Mid September
Slippery Rock U.Sigma Rho
Lori W alters, 22 Lewis Road Oakdale, PA 15071, Mid August
Tennessee
Lambuth U, Omega Omicron
MelindaClarke, 2l4Wallace Road Jackson, TN 38301, Early August
Middle Tennessee State U.Rho Omicron
Lori W orster 4080 Saundersville Road Old Hickory TN 37138, Early August
Rhodes College, Kappa Omicron
Jennifer Huggins, 6424Whispenng Ln S #204 Memphis, TN 381 15, Earty September
U ofTennessee,Omicron
Dianne McMillan, 7221 W Hampton Place Knoxville,TN 37919, Late Jury
U ofTennessee-MartinTau Omicron
Melanie Morris 406 Moody Avenue Martin, TN 38237, Late August
Vanderbirt U, Nu Omicron
Patsy Anderson, 304 Lynnwood Ave Nashville, TN 37205, MidAug^Mid Dec. t
SouthwestTexas State U, Zeta Kappa
Carolyn Morrison, 416 Marymont Dr New Braunfels, TX 78130, Early August U ofTexas-San Antonio, Upsilon Lambda Melissa Nollen, 12211 StoneyCove
San Antonio, TX 78247, Late August
Texas Woman's U, Delta Theta
AdinaWeisblatt, 3705 BeeTree Lane FortWorth,TX76133,EartySeptember
Virginia
George Mason U, Gamma Alpha
Melinda Bonn, 3052-ATrevor House Drive Oakton,VA 22124, Late August
U ofVirginia, Chi Beta
Jane Franklin, 6 W atts Circle Palmyra VA 22963, Earty August
W ashington
Eastern Washington U.Tau Gamma
Linda RustS. 461 I Schafer Branch Rd. Spokane,WA 99206, MidAugust
Washington State U, Alpha Gamma
Susan Schell, SE 915 Skylark Ct Pullman, WA 99163, Late Jury
Wisconsin
U ofWisconsin-River Falls, Kappa Sigma
Beth Johnson, 4528 Colfax Minneapolis, MN 55409, EarlyAugust
West Virginia
WestVirginia U, Sigma Alpha
ChnstinaAlkire, 552 Spruce S t MorgarrtownWV 26505, Mid August
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Ann Menna 75 Nassau Avenue Malveme, NY I 1565, Mid December
Hartwick College, Sigma Chi
Wendy Smyth, 145 Main Street Cooperstown, NY l3326,LateAug/LateJan.
State U of NewYork, Delta Psi
Joan Mack 9 Birch DrPOB I
W Sand Lake. NY 12196, Early January
Syracuse U.Chi
Dawn Penniman, 74W atertree Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057, Late Aug/Mid Jan.
Wagner College.Theta Pi
Julie Rombola 1355 84th Street Brooklyn,NY 11228,LateAugust
Ohio
Bowling Green State U, Alpha Psi
Tammy Hardy 14875 Wayne Road Pemberville, O H 43450, Mid August
Miami U, Omega
KimberiyWatkins, 4208 Maple Dale Lane Cincinnati, O H 45255, Early November
Ohio U, Omega Upsilon (address after 8/1 /96) Heather Machingo, 8 Church St Athens, OH 45701, Late August
The Ohio State U, Chi Epsilon
Jennifer Little, 5060 F Godown Road Columbus, O H 43220, Early September
U ofToledo,Theta Psi
Beverly Kirby 4151 Grantley Road Toledo, O H 43613, Late August
Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg State U, Phi Beta
Kathleen Comido, Un. Center Box # 4 8 East Stroudsburg PA 18301, Mid January
Lehigh U, Lambda Upsilon
Jodi Sponchiado, 5638 Colony Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017, Early January
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collegiate news
Idea Exchange:
Sisterhood Building
This issue features the many wonderful sisterhood building ideas submitted by our chapters. The summer issue Idea Exchange will focus o n collegiate Philanthropic and/or Fund- raising ideas. If your chapter has an idea to share please submit with photos no later than July 15.
field right across the street! During the retreat, the girls pitched tents, worked on their tans, ate good food, took long walks and spent time bonding with one another.
Beta Lambda
Illinois Wesleyan U
This chapter heads to a nearby park at least once a semester to roast marshmellows, sing and have a Rose Circle.
BetaTau
U of Toronto
ornament exchange, Christmas caroling, and skating parties are just a few of the regular activities planned.
Delta Upsilon
DukfiU
One activity this chapter enjoys is their "Panda Pal" program. Sophomores and seniors are paired up and, in a twist, the sophomores surprise the seniors with small surprises to help keep them interested and involved. It also allows the sophomore to get to know the seniors better.
Epsilon
Cornell U
Their favorite new idea for sisterhood build- ing is chapter updates and letters to "away" sisters. Each sister who is away for the semester, for whatever reason, receives monthly chapter updates from the CR Chairman with a letter personalized by every member of the chapter. The response has been wonderful.
Gamma Alpha
George Mason U
During rush workshop, members are divided into groups and "tied" together. They then participate in activities together to remind each other of the common bond of AOR
Gamma Delta
U of South Alabama
This chapter holds a summer rush workshop in Gulf Shores where sisterhood activities take center stage. Also, each fall they take a weekend retreat with their new members.
Gamma Omicron
U of Florida
Getting away from the usual campus environ- ment is popular with this chapter and camp- grounds are a good place for an overnight trip. Sisters are able to bond with each other through organized sisterhood activities and games. They also love going places together, such as the movies and skating.
Kappa Alpha
Indiana State U.
This chapter had a chapter retreat following
Alpha Chi
Western Kentucky U
At rush workshop, this chapter plans an activi- ty in which several sisters place their hands on one robe, holding it up against a wall. Questions are asked regarding sisterhood to determine whether they keep their hand on the robe or remove it. The robe becomes harder to hold as each hand is removed. A similar activity is to place a badge in the center of a large sheet or banner with members standing around holding the sides. After sev- eral members drop out, the badge falls to the ground, emphasizing the importance of each individuals contribution to the group.
Alpha Gamma
Washington State U
A journal is presented to a member during chapter meeting that has an inspirational message written to her. She then passes the journal along to someone else the next week. Also, the chapter posts inspirational and motivational sayings throughout the house on ways to keep a positive attitude, or how to decrease stress.
Alpha Lambda
Georgia Southern
Alpha Lambda sisters enjoy building their sisterhood by going on weekend long retreats. The last retreat the girls went on was to Kite, Georgia about 45 minutes away. The location was picture perfect a wheat
This chapter loves fun and silly chapter events such as pizza/movie night or playing Pictionary. They also group together sisters from different academic years to work
together on committees or projects.
Chi Delta Chapter
U of Colorado
This chapter enjoys rafting, camping and ski trips, group spring break trips, ice cream and pizza socials and getting together to watch movies.
Chi Epsilon
Ohio State U
Just a few events planned by this chapter include getting together to decorate pump- kins for a children's hospital and going out to a haunted house together.
Delta Delta
Auburn U
They group members into "Panda Packs" each with five to six members. Each group then gets together occasionally to go out to eat and get to know each other better.
Delta Omega
Murray State U
This chapter holds a retreat each semester and plans "fun" activities such as video scav- enger hunts. They plan "Sister Says" where each sister has the opportunity to discuss things affecting her life and they try to attend church as a chapter at least once a semester. A pot-luck Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas
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enews
1 A O n sisterhood is so strong in our chapter It's a great feeling to
know that we arc morc than friends, we're sisters!''
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Bottom left to top right Tau Omicron (U ofTennessee - Martin) sisterhood night at the local skating rink. Phi Sigma (U of Nebraska - Kearney) members during their "Friends" night and sisterhood at Zeta Psi (East Carolina U).


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initiation. They also held a ritual workshop to work with new initiates and bring every- one closer together as sisters.
Kappa Kappa
Ball State U
With the financial help of their Corporation Board and local alumnae chapter, this chapter has planned a couple of retreats, including one to Internationa] H Q last year and one to Canada to visit Beta Tau (U of Toronto) and Gamma Chi (Carleton U) this year. These trips have allowed this chapter to extend sister- hood outside o f their chapter while strength- ening their bonds with each other.
Kappa Sigma
U of Wisconsin - River Falls
After returning from Christmas break, a sis- terhood retreat is held at their chapter advis- er's cabin. Each retreat starts off with a sister- hood activity that could include anything from an interactive game to communication skills practice.
Lambda Sigma
U of Georgia
During the fall, they have a surprise picnic for everyone's litde sisters, then in October they hold pumpkin carving competitions. The annual sister Christmas Party to deco- rate their house for the holidays is always popular and includes exchanging gifts, eating peppermint ice cream and all watching "The Grinch W h o Stole Christmas."
Nu Beta
U of Mississippi
Last spring this chapter held an overnight retreat that reminded them of those wonder- ful slumber parties they all enjoyed in third grade. They had a blast! Spending a day at the lake also offers time to enjoy each other's company. Every week at chapter meeting, they read notes o f encouragement (known as Roses). That gets the meeting off to a great start by reminding each other publicly how special their sisterhood is.
Omega
Miami U
This chapter has "Sister Lunches" to get to know each other better and participates in "Lion's Packs" where members are randomly selected to attend various events on campus to build sisterhood while promoting AOn.
Phi Chi
U of Chicago
Since Phi Chi does not have a house, they try to hold some events in sisters' apartments. Often, an event as seemingly dull as LC meetings can be more productive and fun when held in an apartment.
Phi Sigma
U of Nebraska - Kearney
Among other activities, this chapter gets together to watch "Friends" and holds an annual sisterhood retreat. They also celebrat- ed sisterhood with Zeta Chapter during AOn State Day in Nebraska.
Phi Upsilon
Purdue U
The members of this chapter went to a near- by leadership camp to learn how to handle difficult situations as a preparation for rush. Trained facilitatorshelped them work out problem situations. The object was to enable the group to learn skills to take back and put to good use through their own committees.
Psi Delta
C.W. Post Campus
of Long Island U
Because their campus does not permit Greek housing, this chapter meets weekly for din- ner and trys to have as many sleepovers as possible to help foster sisterhood.
Kappa Phi
McGill U
This chapter participates in many sisterhood
building activities including horse back rid-
ing, secret buddies, W est-Island Night, once a month. A pot-luck dinner is popular
retreats, and many others.
at least once a semester giving everyone a chance to eat together.
Lambda Tau
Northeast Louisiana U
This chapter has a church and sisterhood day
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Upsilon Lambda (U ofTexas - San Antonio) members during their fail sisterhood retreat


Rho Delta
Samford U
Their sisterhood activities have included ice skating, camping and a hayride. O n a week- ly basis they "Pass the Panda" to the petson who has been selected fot her kindness and genuine care during the week.
Tau Lambda
Shippensburg U
This chapter plans a variety o f activities each year hoping to satisfy everyone's interests. This years activities have included an after- noon with a Bath and Body Works represen- tative, several date parties, a picnic, a Melrose
collegiate news
The feasons are written in the diary and they are welcome to tead the previous comments passed on to others. Another idea is their "Aunt Stella". During the last few weeks of school a sophomote adopts a senior as her "niece" to send little pick-me-up messages to get her through the last difficult days of school.
Theta Pi
Wagner College
In order to implement sisterhood bonding, Theta Pi holds an annual retreat, weekly movie nights, sleepovers, and AOn nights for the chapter at the campus coffee house.
Theta Psi
U of Toledo
During the fall, this chapter had a sisterhood event at a local haunted house and a wintet ice skating event. Also, the girls play intra- murals and attend basketball and football games togethet tegularly.
Upsilon Lambda
U of Texas - San Antonio
This chapter holds an ice cream social every year on the Wednesday before initiation. They also use this as a dme to celebrate their own chapter's anniversary, not to mention enjoying the ice cream! Their Mothet's Day Brunch, Father's Day Barbeque and Parents Day are sisterhood events because they take the oppottunity to learn more about each other by quizzing "good ol' mom and dad." During retreats, one activity has become very special to this chapter. Each person gets a name and, without naming the person, tells how she feels about her and what her contri- burion to the chapter has meant. The mem- ber is identified when the petson speaking goes over to give her a hug.
Zeta Pi
U of Alabama-Birmingham
Each month this chapter holds a sistethood function that may include dinner out, a trip to the movies, ot something similar. Retreats are also held.
Zeta Psi
East Carolina U
Candlelightings are held to help build sister- hood and break up cliques that may be fofming. They individually explain why they chose A O n , what brought them to AOn and what sisterhood means to them.
Alpha Lambda (Georgia Southern College) found a perfect retreat location - across from a rolling wheat field.
Sigma Rho
Slippery Rock U
Sisterhood is shared in a variety of ways, including a road trip to Shippensburg for Region II day and a visit with Tau Lambda Chapter. They have also held a retreat, enjoyed sled riding and coloring Easter eggs for a children's community service event. In addition, they shared their sisterhood with a secret pal dinner with the Kappa Delta's. The KD's sent them secret messages that were revealed at a dinner provided by AOPI.
Tau
U of Minnesota
Sisterhood retreats are popular where they play games, hold trivia tests on AOn history, and learn new songs. They often hold sister- hood slumber parties at the house in the liv- ing room where they watch movies all night, eat popcorn, and hang out. Their Panda Pals are matching one "live-in" to one "townie" and letting it be the responsibility of the "live-in" to keep the other up to date on activities inside the house.
Tau Delta
Birmingham-Southern College
The ability to listen well to others is a focus for this chapter. They play a game called "Pass the Panda" each week. Someone will ask a question (personal, funny or about AOI~I) and the person then holding the panda answers.
Place night, volleyball, and a weekly sister- hood dinner in one of the dining halls. A sisterhood lock-in, when all members spend the night together is always popular also.
Tau Omega
Transylvania U
A banana split and "Friends" night is a hit at this chapter as they gathet together with friends to watch an episode of "Friends" and create the perfect banana split.
Tau Omicron
U of Tennessee - Martin
Tau Omicron regularly attends different churches throughout the community, hosts sisterhood night activities, retreats, roller- skating, ball games, attends movies, and more. They pass the proud panda from member to member during meetings as a special way to say thanks to a special friend.
Theta
DePauw U
Clever ideas from this chapter include a "Social Sister Soda" where two sisters are paired up for two weeks to get togethet sometime during that period for dinner, study break ot whatever. A Senior of the Week award is given and a Rase Box is popular for purring "Roses to " notes in for countless possibilities. Their "Stella's Diary" is a notebook secredy passed to a sister each week acknowledging her for something.
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Q April 20, 1996, a
colonization ceremony and reception was held to officially colonize our newest AOn chapter at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
Family and friends of the new colony members, along with campus faculty, staff, students
and AOris from around the Chicago area were in attendance to share the excitement in this open ceremony presided over by Peg Crawford, Past International President. Other volunteers offi- ciating the ceremony were Linda Mansur, Extension Committee Chairman; Carrie Caldwell, Adviser; Judy Flessner, Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Chapter President; and Linda McElhaney, Alumnae Advisory Committee Network Specialist.
AOL! will continue to work closely with the DePaul University Panhellenic Council and the Greek community on campus to ensure the success of our new colony. Over the next several weeks, an AOn chapter consultant, Kim Koepke, will live on campus in order to assist in their early development. She, along with an enthusiastic alum- nae advisory committee, will assist with the election of officers, teaching AOn history and phi-
joining Delta Zeta and Alpha Sigma Alpha. After completing all requirements of coloniza- tion, the new chapter will b e installed as Delta Rho chapter on June 2.
Alumnae support has been strong for the new colony as dozens o f inquiries have been made to offer help. Illinois alumnae support five other col- legiate chapters including those at Beta Lambda (Illinois Wesleyan U),NuIota (Northern Illinois U), Upsilon Epsilon (Parks College), Phi Chi ( U of Chicago), and Iota (U o f Illinois-Urbana).
Congratulations to the following new colony members: Amelia Bartoli, Karen Bihler, Yvonne Boothe, Tricia Cannon, Erin Casey, Marguerite Crowden, Sarah Denton, Jennifer Doczekalski, Daniela Ford, Magdalene Geculer, Heather Hines, Peggy King, Kristyn
Kim Koepke. Chapter Consultant (left) adjusts the colony pin on Robin Ann Sowizrol following the colonization ceremonies at DePaul U.
Colonization, ceremonies . draw -
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at DePaul University
losophy, as well as assisting the new members in learning about the Power of Friendship in AOFI.
The new colony members are off to a great start having already par- ticipated in Greek W eek activities and placing second overall.
Alpha Omicron Pi became the
third National Panhellenic
Withrosestnhand,andsmilesallaround. Conferencesororityoncampus Shannon W orcester and Amy Shinkle
became official members of our newesi colony, Delta Rho, on April 20, 1996.
Kubon, Freddy Malone,
Dawn Mixon, Blythe Nelson, Jeanine Panico, Leticia Pineda, Amy Shinkle,RobinAnn Sowizrol, AnnaTanz, Patricia Watson, Cheryl West, Shannon Worchester, and Sherise Wright. Associate Members include: Kathryn Murzyn and Thalia Tarsinos.
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\ Asalutetoour
Alpha Phi
Helen W ake Adam
Alice Mary Stranahan Klatte Lucille Staebler Martin
Valborg Anitra Rivenes Popham
Chi
Myrtle Munson Ciccarelli Matilda A Petrie Olrich
Delta
Marian V Sears Chaffin
Epsilon
Anita Marie Goltz Harwood
Congratulations to the following women who, this year, achieved AOFI s 75-year member status. These include women initiated during the school year of 1920-1921 and those forwhom International Headquarters has a current address record.
These women were initiated at a time when AOlTs 26 collegiate chaptets were enthusiastically preparing to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the Syracuse, New York Convention in June, 1921. Since that time, many things have changed in AOn, yet much remains the same. We wish them each many more years of AOn sisterhood!
If you know of any living member who was initiated between August 1, 1920 and July 31, 1921 and is not listed below, please notify Maty Ann Caldwell at Headquarters.
Eta
Josephine Ferris Snow Ebert Margaret Ramsey Miller
Dorothy Tegtmeyer Stege
Iota
Frances Mildred Lantz Dickinson
Gretchen Hulsebus Iben Frances Dolle Tabb
Kappa Charlsie Berly
Omega
Helen Louise McLennan Wilson
Phi
Josephine Alida Braucher Fugate Evelyn Purkaple McConnell
Pi
Maia Morgan Weston
Rho
Marguerite Dewey Ford Drees Mary Brown Johnston
Sigma
Isabel Neil Baird Elizabeth Hesser Glenn
Tau
Margaret Wilson Bjorndahl Mae Moran Johnson
Marie Bremer Reim
Theta
Mary Meloy Beck
Ruby Faye Larkin Collins Margaret Loop Howell
Zeta
Florence Eleanor Fast
Lois Florine Haas Robbins
Lillian Wright
Gamma
Alice Gertrude Stanley Dunham Barbara Philena Keyes Howe Leona Kathleen Reed McDonald Beatrice Nettie Cleaves Stevens Ruth Herrick Savage Wiswell
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Sisters of Omega chapter (Miami U) in 1921.


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Idea Exchange:
Fund-raisin
alumnae news
already "priced-to-sell" items and card tables to help prepare in advance for the upcoming sale. On the Saturday of the sale, they also sell coffee, hot cocoa, and doughnuts that membets have donated. Members are also asked to donate a cou- ple hours of their time to wotk the sale.
Orlando
Fashion Show and Luncheon
This chapter works closely with their local Arthritis Foundation to plan this annual event. The fashion show includes 10 models from the alumnae chaptet and one from the local collegiate chaptet. The luncheon usually features a guest speaker associated with the Atthritis Foundation. Each yeat a majot ptize donation is solicited to match the theme and awarded to winnets of the chance ticket dtawing. The theme last year was "Traveling in Style" and gifts for additional doot prizes included lug- gage and travel items. Between 100-200 people usually attend.
Philadelphia
Current, Inc., Fundraiser
In just over 8 years with an average o f just 10 members per year ordering, this chap- tet has netted neatly $1780 in profits from this easy fund-raiser. Current, Inc. is a mail otder card/gift wrap/novelty company that offers fund raising packets for the Fall/Holiday ot Spring/Summer seasons. All they do is order the packets, distribute them to theit members, collect orders and money (prepaid orders have no freight charges), then distribute otders
when they atrive. For more information, write Current Inc., Colorado Springs, C O 80941-0400 or call 1-800-525-7170.
Jingle Bell Run
It is brutally cold in Philadelphia in Decembet, but members o f this chapter participated in their local Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis for the second year in a row. Six members helped raise $200 o f the over $60,000 collected in the city for the Arthritis Foundaiton.
Whether raising money for philanthropy or chapter operations, fund-raising is often a challenge even for our most involved chap- ters. Many alumnae chapters rely on projects that have proven successful for many years. Others change events each year to keep their members motivated with new projects.
The following chapters have submitted information on their suc- cessful fund-raising events. You will notice a central theme running throughout - members have a great time participating!
The Fall issue Idea Exchange will feature innovative Collegiate Chapter Support Ideas. If your chapter has an idea you wish to share, please submit with photos no later than July 15.
Calgary
Funny Money Casino and Auction
This fun activity keeps growing every year. For $40 per couple, they begin the evening with a dinner dance. Following dinner, each person is given $2000 in play money to gamble at Black Jack tables, Roulette and Poker. At the end of the evening, guests can then bid, with theit play money, for items that have been donated. Besides having a gteat evening, they were able to donate over $1000 last year to the Calgary Arthritis Society.
Columbus
"Closest to the Pin"
This telatively easy-to-plan event raises between $200 - $300 for this chapter A good par-thtee hole on a local golf course is required along with volun- teers, a few postets, publicity, token gifts and a grand prize. They give away a $25 gift certificate from the pro-shop and charge $1.00 per shot to partici- pate. Anyone hitting the green off the tee receives a token gift (tees, fast food coupons, etc.) and each shot is mea-
sured from where the ball first hits the green to the hole. Volunteets are asked to work in 2 hour shifts between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm and they also offet punch or lemonade to participants.
Dearborn
Spring Flower Sale
Each yeat, this chapter approaches a pop- ular local greenhouse and negotiates a ptice on four types of spring plants - Geraniums, Impatiens, Begonias and New Guinea Impatiens Hanging Baskets. Ptices are set and flyers distributed to chapter members for advance orders. Delivery is usually just before Mother's Day. The flowers are beautiful and membefs are helping raise extta funds for their chapter. Last year they netted approximately $470.
Hilton Head Island
March Garage Sale
This effective fund raiset is held in con- junction with a neighborhood association garage sale. The regular March evening meeting is held at this same member's home. That way everyone can bring theit
Featured on left Columbus Alumnae Chapter members during their "Closest to the Pin" Fund-raiser.
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A successful Funny Money Casino and Auction is
hosted by the Calgary Alumnae
Reading Area
Calendar Fund-raiser
Chapter.
Their calendar project is a quick and easy fund raiser and members are asked to par- ticipate for one month. Post the supplied calendar in a handy place and keep an empty jar beside it. Depending on the daily instructions, you'll add your pennies, nickels and dimes to the jar each day. For example, on the first day of the month you may be asked to add a dime to the jar for each AOFI sister you still keep in touch with from college. The second day may ask for you to add a nickle for each pair of shoes you own. Perhaps the request is to add 25<£ ifyou own a pet or IOC for every piece of AOFT jewelry you own. At the end of the month, everyone collects their coins and donates them to AOFI. It's surprising how quickly it adds up and it makes for great conversation at the next chapter meeting.
Tidewater
White Elephant Auction
The old adage, "One Man's trash is another man's treasure" is certainly true, as this pop- ular event proves. This chapter gathers up
Phoenix finds that the first Saturday fol- lowing Thanksgiving is the best time to hold their event and the most successful items are ornaments, stockings, theme baskets, and fudge! One year someone paid $85 for a pound of fudge - obvious- ly, it was to die for! Last year the chapter raised a net total of $1,970.45 for the AOn Foundation.
all those unwanted items lying around their homes, in their attics, garages, drawers, etc. Each members hauls her "stuff" to a central location and a fun event is in the making. An Auctioneer describes each precious piece in detail and opens bidding with a quarter donation. Sisters playfully bid against each other to earn the honor o f taking that valu- able home. The funds go to good causes, members get rid of their old stuff and every- one goes home with something "new." Everybody wins! This chapter has also had fun variations on the same theme with a Jewelry White Elephant Auction and a Christmas White Elephant Auction.
Hammond Area
Birthday Package
Lexington
Exam Survival Kit
Triangle
Exam Goody Bags
Nashville Area
Exam Survival Baskets
Each o f the above projects are similar, yet
different. In each situation, the alumnae
chapter is providing a service to their local
collegiate chapter members while simulta-
neously raising funds for the alumnae
chapter. Parents are asked to purchase
the kits/baskets for their daughters. In the
case of the Hammond Area's Birthday
package, they offer a balloon bouquet, a
chocolate chip cookie cake and a card
delivered to a member's room on her
birthday for $15.00. Proceeds benefit
Arthritis Research. Lexington, Triangle,
and Nashville Area all provide gifts for
members during exam time. Many items
are donated and alumnae members bake
hom em ade goodies to go in the
baskets/boxes. Parents are encouraged to
send a personal note to be included with
their gift. Prices charged for these range
from $10 to $20 depending on the chap-
ter and the number of boxes that will closer to Christmas. Their random
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San Diego
Masterpiece Auction
Phoenix
Make it, Bake it, Sew it,
Grow It Auction
Macomb
Christmas Auction FUNraiser Lake County
Holiday Auction
These chapters host very successful auctions each year with items handmade by members of their chapter. Many members casually work on their crafts year around and some are clever enough to get their non-AOn friends to donate handiwork also. For m em - bers who do not enjoy making crafts, there are many needs for delicious baked goods and ported plants. Macomb County is a rel- advely small group in number (13), yet they have raised $20,291 over the past 30 years with their auction. With excellent care to minimize expenses, they have donated $19,862.64 to their chosen philanthropies. A tidy sum from just a few AOEIs!
need to be assembled. The members love it, parents love it and the alumnae chapter benefits from their efforts!
drawings for door prizes help keep mem- bers there for the entire evening.
San Diego holds two or three workshops prior to their main event to help everyone get their projects completed while enjoy- ing more informal gatherings. In addi- tion to handcrafted items and baked goods, this chapter has several members who offer services such as 5 hours of babysitting, custom order afghans or bak- ing 10 dozen Christmas cookies at a date


While all chapters serve refreshments, Lake County holds their auction follow- ing a potluck luncheon on a Sunday, which everyone loves. Their most popu- lar auction items are specialized baskets contributed by a member. This member searches garage sales all summer for just the right items to fill her beautiful goodie baskets. There are many ways to express creativity and she has found her niche.
Bowling Green, Palo Alto, Bozeman, and
Hopkinsville Area
Phantom Tea/Phantom Hayride
This is one of AOITs most popular fund raising projects that many of our chapters plan. Bowling Green, Palo Alto and Bozeman each "host" a suc-
cessful Phantom Tea every year. Each sends area alumnae an invitation with an attached tea bag (Red Rose Tea is popular). The event is a gentle solicitation for money and usually nets a nice profit with little effort. Hopkinsville Area has a variation on this theme with a Hayride. Their invitation is accom- pied with a bundle o f straw instead of a tea bag. Their membership of 15 raised over $100 with this clever idea.
To give you a better idea of how these work, the follow- ing is a portion of the Phantom Tea invitation sent by Palo Alto:
The most delightful benefit you NEVER attend, for you don't have to come, it's just money you send.
To Arthritis Research the proceeds will go, Your International Philanthropy
will appreciate it, you know!
No cookies to bake, no silver to lend, No auction items to begfrom a friend!
You don't have to worry about what to wear and no sitter or parking to give
you a care.
So here is a tea bag... don't put it on the shelf. Just think Arthritis Research, Brew a cup and sip it... just for yourself.
Likewise, the Hopkinsville Area hayride invitation reads lik
This the most interesting fund-raiser you'll NEVER attend, not one thing to
alumnae news
It's the time of the year, when evenings are crisp and skies are clear.
You need to sit back, relax and play. So join usfor a ride in this bundle ofhay.
Slip the bundle of straw beneath your car seat, an old-fashioned "Hayride" is hard to beat!
A pleasant time to leisurely drive, while letting your AOFl spirit thrive.
Think of this like a dose of relaxation, take a little trip and make your donation!
AOTI is remembered by all, now you have answered this AOTI call!
do, it's money you send!
Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter Members during their local Jingle Bel! Run/Walk [or Arthritis.
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The Beatles sang about it. You've thought about it. "Get back. Get back to where you once belonged."
GetbacktoAOTT. Get back t o where you'll always belong.
As life took you in various directions, perhaps timing was not conducive to your being active in A O n . Could it be that one or more of these scenarios applied to you? After I get settled in my career... after the wedding... after the move... after the kids are in school... after the kids are out of school... after I complete these volunteer obligations... after Iretire... These are just a few of the valid circumstances that may have kept you away.
"/ wish I would have realized sooner how refreshing and rewarding being an active AOTT alumna member can be!'
"For years, I had not lived in an area with an alumnae
chapter. There is one in our new city and I am enjoying these friendships."
likefun. When you passed a car with an AOn decal on it, you speculated about the woman inside.
Our involved AOIIs you have read about or encountered, share a busy lifestyle with you. We jug- gle quite a bit in our lives and enjoy the added dimen-
But you were interested. When you picked up To Dragma and read about the activities of our alumnae chapters, you thought it sounded like something you would like to do. When you heard about a new collegiate chapter colonization, you wondered what it would be like to put your skills to work for the chapter. When you received a mailing from an alumnae chapter, the scheduled events sounded
sion that sharing our time with fellow AOIIs offers. You can choose your level and type of involvement in AOII. Alumnae chapter involvement is flexible, with each member participating in a manner suit- ed to her own situation. At any given time in our lives, our circumstances may vary and prescribe what amount
of time we are able to con- tribute. All are welcome in AOII. It is by our collective talents that we come together asagroup.
Alumnae chapters are com- posed of AOIIs from collegiate chapters across the continent, of various ages, interests and professions. What we share in AOII brings and holds us together. And, together, we work for our community, care for one another, pursue com- mon interests, learn from one another, and have fun!
To introduce (or, perhaps, reintroduce) alumnae chapter


"My recent move and membership in an alumnae chapter not only provided me with immediate friendships and activities, it also allowed me to network with my sisters who pointed me in the direction of the most challengingand rewardingjob experience I've ever had."
contact our Alumnae Services Coordinator at AOI1 Headquarters. A n A O n volunteer will guide you through the process.
We invite all AOTTs to be actively involved in their Fraternity
As the old adage suggests, there is no time like the present. W e are on the threshold of AOIls' second century. T h e Fraternity has just restructured to stream- line operations and focus volunteer efforts on the local level. Alumnae chapters are now grouped in categories by size, with differing requirements. Programming and support for our mem- bers has been directed into a total chapter programming concept that will serve us throughout our years as AOIls. AOFI is on the lead- ing edge of many technolog- ical and programming ideas for Greeks.
Women who possess asharedphilosophy Camaraderie enjoyed within the group. A Fraternity poised for the next century
Nowis the time
to get back
by Debbie Dellinger Harilee, Zeta Psi (£ Carolina U), Piedmont, NC Alumnae Chapter,
Executive Board Director.
involvement to you, we have asked our alumnae chapters across the United States and Canada, to join together in concentrating their member- ship recruitment efforts in the month of October. Just as our alumnae chapters elect their own focus, so will their events bear each alumnae chapters personality. There will be many different types of gatherings.
You should be receiving information about the event nearest you. I f a mailing error, or other glitch occurs, and you do not receive an invitation, just give the alum- nae president nearest you a call and tell her you would like to attend a gathering.
We have provided a list of our alumnae chapter presidents on pages 34 and 35.
Whether you are a former member of an alumnae chap- ter or have never been a mem- ber before, take this occasion
to attend an event and get to know some of the AOIls in your area.
Sadly, there may not be an alumnae chapter near you.
If that is the case, AOFI
offers you the opportunity
to remain connected through our Rose MemberProgram. This is a program for those members who live outside a fifty mile radius of an estab- lished alumnae chapter. Rose Members can remain con- nected to the fraternity while being a part of an interna- tional alumnae chapter. You will receive AOn mailings and news of events in your general geographic area.
Or, rather than becoming a Rose Member, you may prefer to start a chapter in your area.
For information on how you can become a Rose Member or start an alumnae chapter,
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Alumnae Chapters
Be/ow are the names and phone numbersforailalumnaediopters, organizing diapers or coundl presi- dents. Ifyou live in one of these areas, give your local chapter a call.
Ifyou live in an area not listed, now
is a great time to start a new chapter, or you can become an AOII Rose Member. Formoreinformation, please contact theMumnae Services Coordinator at Headquarters.
Canada Alberta
Calgary Alumnae Chapter
Joanne Anderson (403)271-6967
British Columbia
Vancouver Alumnae Chapter Anne Mott (604)738-7764
Ontario
Ottawa Alumnae Chapter
Mary Jane Jacobsen (613) 837-3361
Toronto Alumnae Chapter LesleyWilde(41.6)841-3256
Quebec
Montreal Alumnae Chapter
Yvonne Kaine (514)697-6028
United States Alabama
Birmingham Alumnae Chapter KelliWright (205)491-7401
Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter TanyaSpillman (205)351-2336
HuntsvilleAlumnaeChapter DawnWilliamson (205)534-7107
Alaska
Anchorage Ansa Alumnae Chapter
Deborah Griffith Foster (907) 3384453
Arizona
Phoenix Alumnae Chapter CarolynBarbieri(602)494-7430
Tucson.Alumnae Chapter
Chris Rores (520)795-2396
Arkansas
Delaware
Wilmington Alumnae Chapter
Stephanie Parker (302) 644-2169
Florida
Boca Raton Area Alumnae Chapter
Donna Reming Jenner (407) 997-6151
Fort Lauderdale Alumnae Chapter
Rosa Sotesz Zingarella (305) 421 -3236
Gainesville Alumnae Chapter JaneTessmer (904)726-0157
Greater Miami Alumnae Chapter LaurenTumerMehalik (305)443-1645
Greater Pensacola Alumnae Chapter
Karen Cory Stewart (904) 434-1259
Greater Pinellas Alumnae Chapter
Betty Wright Dyer (813) 360-9831
Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter LauraFrevilleMoms (904)727-3916
Orlando Alumnae Chapter
Kathy Kasch Doerr (407) 895-6006
Palm Beach County Alumnae Chapter
Helen Lawton Zierrtek (407) 624-2018
Sarasota Area Alumnae Chapter MaryHuber (813)921-1514
Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter
Diane Pfahler Cassaro (904)997-4839
Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter
Lynne Mitulinsky (813) 961 -8026
Georgia
Athens Alumnae Chapter
Christy Chambers (706) 546-8207
Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
Renie Hall Lehman (404)458-1747
Augusta Area Alumnae Chapter ChariotteTolliverCarr (706)863-9914
Northwest GA Alumnae Contact
Mobile Alumnae Chapter TiffanyWaguespack
Boise Valley Alumnae Chapter
Renee Knudsen Munn (208)344-9917
Pocatello Alumnae Chapter RitaHaggardt (208)233-3313
Illinois
Bloomington-Normal Alumnae Chapter Sheila Starkey Kaurin (309) 263-1434
Champaign-Urbana Alumnae Chapter Kathleen Holmes (217) 2354317
Chicago Area Alumnae Council LisaHahn O'Reilly (708)852-2237
Chicago Beverly Hills Alumnae Chapter Elaine MacKenzie (708)5964049
Chicago City Alumnae Chapter Andrea Barylak (312) 3484866
Chicago N W Suburban Alumnae Chapter Victoria Evans (708) 394-0092 Chicago W est Suburban Alumnae Chapter
Karen Kwiatkowski (708)279-8338 DeKalb-Kane Alumnae Chapter
UndaProtheroMunson (815)756-3366 Lake County of IAlumnae Chapter
LisaHackbart (312)634-0779 Rockford Alumnae Chapter
Tara Salisbury (815) 397-5069
Indiana
Bloomington Alumnae Chapter JillNelsonVulin (812)333-2454
(205) 6664852 Montgomery Alumnae Chapter
Vonda FarrisWood (334) 279-8510 Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter
Gloria Hamner (205) 339-8844
Jonesbono Alumnae Chapter CarolynSwindleWyatt (501)932-1155
Little Rock Alumnae Chapter
Mychelle Kleypas (501) 224-1727
Northwest Arkansas Alumnae Chapter KathiWalker (501)521-5727
California
Diablo Valley Alumnae Chapter
Claudia Samson (510) 831 -9231
East Bay Alumnae Chapter
Jocelynn Herrick (415) 541 -9319
Monterey Alumnae Chapter
Joanne Honnegger (408)624-5476
Northern CA Alumnae Council
Judith LacinaWest (510)537-0149
Northern Orange Co. Alumnae Chapter Karen Watson (714)826-2065
Palo Alto Alumnae Chapter LisaShemwell (415)965-2041
Sacramento Alumnae Chapter
Nancy Griffiths (916) 887-8274
San Diego Alumnae Chapter Andrea Dill (619)481-2498
San Fernando Valley Alumnae Chapter MartaPemberton (805)495-8691
San Jose Alumnae Chapter
Karen Youngman Ryan (408)268-2831
San Mateo Alumnae Chapter
Cindy Ruskin Castle (415) 349-8913
South Bay/PalosVerdes Alumnae Chapter DianeVerSteeg (310)543-6158
Southern CA Alumnae Council
Heidi Morrison Gould (310) 945-1131
Southern Orange County Alumnae Chapter Jamison Corkle (714)347-9679
VenturaCountyAlumnaeChapter GenieTripp Lownsdale (805)498-1876
WestLosAngelesAlumnaeChapter CynthiaWilen (310)858-0390
Colorado
Denver Alumnae Chapter
Clara CantrellTomsula (303)467-0957
Connecticut
Southern Connecticut Alumnae Chapter Cathy Quine Carter (203) 634-3783
Sally Cash Johnson
Idaho
(770) 386-9024
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EvansvilleTri-State Alumnae Chapter LisaHenryTrulove (812)474-0305
Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter
Karen Trimpl Brewer (317) 877-7513
Lafayette Alumnae Chapter MillicentMitchell (317)743-2054
Muncie Alumnae Chapter
Elinor Livezey Briggs (317) 396-3218
Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter
Gail Thompson (812) 460-0132
Iowa
Ames Alumnae Chapter MalisaWord (515)836-4486
Cedar Rapids Alumnae Chapter
Barbara EmstTupper (319) 363-8005
Des Moines Alumnae Chapter
Colleen Anderson (5:15)252-7411
Kansas
Topeka-Lawrence Alumnae Chapter Karen Basey (unlisted)
Kentucky
Bowling Green Alumnae Chapter
Cynthia Stark Hines (502) 781-9982
Hopkinsville Area Alumnae Chapter Carrie Brookshire (502)466-5589
Kentuckiana Alumnae Chapter
Linda Madden Stroud (502)231-9007
Lexington Alumnae Chapter
Ann Baker (606)245-9515
Northern Kentucky Alumnae Chapter Coleen Cahill Klensch 606/341-5819
Louisiana
Baton Rouge Alumnae Chapter
Susan Gourdain Mele (504) 752-4638
Greater Lafayette Alumnae Chapter Melissa Ragan Myers (318) 234-3989
Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter
Janin Boos Johnston (504) 764-1319
Monroe Alumnae Chapter EvelynZagone (318)323-0167
New Orleans Alumnae Chapter Barbara McCord (504) 738-3530
Maine
Greater Fbrtland Alumnae Chapter Nancy Pistaki Chard(207) 774-0475
Maryland
Baltimore Alumnae Chapter
Carmel Gabriele Kaiser (410) 666-7756
Massachusetts
Boston Alumnae Chapter
Jodi Epstein Harger (508) 250-9186
Michigan
Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter
Michaela Utsunomiya (313) 741 -7447
Dearborn Alumnae Chapter
Rosemary Malish (313) 278-7268
Detroit N Suburban Alumnae Chapter Mary Palo Levi (810)654-5471
Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter Kathleen Snyder (616) 957-1219
Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter
Stacie Dietrich Phillips (616)323-8535
Macomb County Alumnae Chapter
Joanne Nelson Ndwak (810) 791 -3914
Minnesota
Minneapolis/StPaulAlumnaeChapter Theresa Jones (612) 379-2780
Mississippi
Greater Jackson Alumnae Chapter Angela Ladner (601)853-3309
Missouri
Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter Carol Schneider (816)331-5072
Mid-Missouri Alumnae Chapter
Elizabeth Packers(314)634-8060
St Louis Alumnae Chapter
Donna McGinnis (314)861-3650
Montana
Bozeman Alumnae Chapter
Heidi Pfeil Dougherty (406) 585-0237
Nebraska
LincolnAlumnaeChapter
Patricia Ridle Lewis (402) 423-1868
Kearney Alumnae Chapter
Anne Gnuse Leaf (308) 381 -8763
Omaha Alumnae Chapter
Linda Hassler Hall (402) 895-1837
Nevada
LasVegasAlumnaeChapter
Elizabeth Amundson (702)254-2419
New Jersey
Central New Jersey Alumnae Chapter Marilyn Hock (201)539-5338
Jersey Shore Alumnae Chapter Kathryn Kwaak (908) 536-3127
NewYork
Buffalo Alumnae Chapter WendyHokeEvenden (716)648-0838
Long Island Alumnae Chapter
Donna Force Worth (516) 665-5664
NY/NJ Metro Alumnae Chapter Bridget Scanlon (718) 981 -8318
NewYorkCityAreaAlumnae Susan Stone (201)653-7399
Syracuse Alumnae Chapter AngelaTyson (315)488-4903
North Carolina
Charlotte Alumnae Chapter
Angela Lawrence (704) 399-5752
Piedmont, NC Alumnae Chapter SuzanneBowman (910)584-3757
TriangleAlumnaeChapter MaryAnnSmith (919)460-9877
Ohio
Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
Sonya Rasmussen (513) 871 -5709
QevelandAreaAlumnaeChapter Kathleen Goebel (216) 943-0611
Columbus Alumnae Chapter
Jenney Knight Seely (614) 764-8971
Dayton Alumnae Chapter
Kathleen Carder (513) 845-0505
Toledo Area Alumnae Chapter JenniferStewart (419)478-1938
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter
Kathleen Raney Sands (405) 340^972
Tulsa Alumnae Chapter EricaFelixWarwick (918)369-3530
Oregon
Portland Alumnae Chapter
Susan Dalrymple (503) 774-5472
Pennsylvania
Greater Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter MarleneNeffRutt (717)238-6909
LehighValleyAlumnaeChapter
Patricia Palmer Rutt (215)588-7959
PhiladelphiaAlumnaeChapter
Polly Quigley (215) 648-0226
Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter
Karen Snyder Galehan (412)695-8474
Reading Area Alumnae Chapter Adele Miskie (610)796-0490
State College Alumnae Chapter
Anne Hinkel Rohrbach (814) 237-1920
York County Alumnae Chapter KatySmith (717)767-4168
South Carolina
Hilton Head Alumnae Chapter
Dawn McCormick (803) 689-2702
Tennessee
Knoxville Alumnae Chapter KandyceMorgan (615)675-7265
Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter Stephanie Adams (901)756-9748
Nashville Area Alumnae Chapter
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PatHelland
Texas
(615) 646-6336
Arlington/Mid-Cities/FtWorth Alumnae Chapter LindaCulticeWebb (817)468^862
Austin Alumnae Chapter
Janna W arren Heliums (512) 869-7674
BeaumontAlumnaeChapter
Janet Shackelford (409)722-2996
Dallas Alumnae Chapter Carol Miller Stevenson
(214)596-3266
Houston Alumnae Chapter
JudithWnght Rose (713)868-2884
N Houston Suburban Alumnae Chapter Barbara Kenny (713) 370-6779
SanAntonioAlumnaeChapter MargaretWhitbeck (210)699-3855
Virginia
Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter Angie Mitchell (703)455-3632
VirginiaTidewaterAlumnaeChapter PatsyWilis (804)491-4446
Washington
Palouse Washington Alumnae Chapter Kathleen Jinks (509)334-1738
Seattle Alumnae Chapter AlisiaTrejoRoozen (206)241-0522
Washington D C
Washington DC Alumnae Chapter Darby Elgin (301) 869-8332
Wisconsin
MilwaukeeAlumnaeChapter
Kathleen Battles (414) 542-6866


AnAOITs
Trans-continental Adventure benefits Habitat for Humanity
Kimberly Hefiy, Alpha Rho (Oregon State U) and her husband, Chris Fowler are spending this summer riding their bicycles across the US and Canada to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
This long-time dream for Kim, a systems analyst, and Chris, a freelance photograph- er began May 19 and is expected to end sometime near the end of August. Carrying their own gear and camping out along the way, they began their travels in their hometown of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and will travel through W ashington and Idaho before reaching Montana. In Glacier National Park, they will make an impressive climb up the steep Going-to- the-Sun Road, cross the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and head through the Bad Lands in South Dakota. Next, they will pedal through North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Canadian Province of Ontario then into New England, reaching the Atlantic ocean in Maine nearly 3 months later.
Women of . Achievement
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Kimberly Hefty, Alpha Rho (Oregon State U) and her husband Chris Fowler are dedicated to Habitat for Humanity because of "the Impact they have on Improving peoples lives."
Kim sums up the adventure this way, "This is an opportunity for me to give back to society, while doing something I love. I was in church, and it hit me what a wonderful way this would be to raise money to help others." She and Chris are members of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, which makes Habitat for Humanity a part of their ministry to the community. Through donor pledges for each of the states/provinces they ride, plus corporate contributions, they hope to raise $25,000, enough to build a house for a family. They are personally incurring all expenses of the trip to ensure that 100 percent of the money raised will go to Habitat's Willamette West Chapter, serving the west side of Pordand's metro area.
With over 17 years of cycling experience between them, they have embarked on many training tours of Oregon and California coasts, among others. This will be their first trans-continental adventure and a dream they have shared since their August 1992 wedding. Preparations have also required many months of saving and the generosity of Kim's employer who has offered her a leave of absence from her job.
If you would like to follow Kim and Chris' progress between now and the end of August, they will be making bi-weekly updates to a web site address (http://www.ariaport.com/habitat/home.html) for donors and friends to track their progress.
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Aon s e e f e ( j | i ^ j m e n eccae(WO
to serve as advisers to our collegiate chapters
fcy Renee Pugh Smith, Phi Upsbn (Purdue U)
and Kay Gomillion Jones, Sigmo Delta (Huntingdon Collegs) Did you know Alpha Omicron Pi is about to undergo a major change in our structure? Unless you've been completely out
of touch with your fraternity, you have to be aware of this exciting phase the Fraternity is about to enter.
As Directors of the newly created Alumnae Advisory Committee Network, we have the privilege of supervising twenty-two of AOn's brightest and most experienced alumnae who will be serving as AAC Network Specialists. Each AAC Network Specialist will be a member of a Specialist Team comprised of Specialists from the Programming, Rush, Finance and Corporation Networks to supervise up to five collegiate chapters. These Specialist teams will serve as resource personnel for the mainstay of the new structure - the Advisers.
For our collegiate chapters to thrive in the 21st Century it is imperative that they have an A A C support system that is dependable, flexible, well-trained and available. Under the new structure, the AAC will be empowered to make many decisions now made on a regional level. This will expedite the handling of chapter business and allow chapters to function more efficiendy. Though more decisions will be made on a local level, the expertise of adviser support will be more special- ized thus more accurate and individualized.
For this concept to succeed, we must have local volunteers who are dedicated to the success of our collegiate chapters. We seek diversity of age, chapters of initiation, and experience levels to advise chapter leaders. These AAC role models have the power to influence the lives of our collegiate sisters while renewing their own bonds of sisterhood with fellow AAC members. This team concept stresses a group approach to prevent adviser burn-out and encourages a renewal of our dedication to the high ideals and principles upon which we were founded. For A O n to succeed for future generations, we have to have solid advisory teams on which to build foundations that will preserve the continuity and strength of the collegiate chapters of today.
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Qave inscriptions
In the fall of 1995, Alpha Omicron Pi began the Magazine Program. The income generated through this ongoing.pro- gram provides increased funding for programs and training which will benefit our chapters and volunteers. However, the success of the program depends upon your continued partici- pation as individuals and chapters. Many of you have sub- scribed through AOn or have purchased gifts for family and friends already. We appreciate the efforts of each of you!
How can you continue to help?
• If you have subscriptions that need to be renewed, or you would like to subscribe to a new magazine, please SAVE your orders for AOn. Our program is available year-round, either through your chapter or A O n Headquarters.
• Plan on giving magazine subscriptions, books or music giftsthisyearandorderthesegiftsthrough AOn.
• Let your friends and family know about our sales program and encourage them to order their subscriptions through AOnaswell.
Our Magazine Program Booklet lists over 700 titles with the lowest prices on the market. You may use publisher renewal coupons to receive even lower prices.
Thank you in advance for your support! We look forward to your continued and increased participation.


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sue of To Dragma is the second in the Foundation's four part series of articles each focus- m% o n c ' ' f i r e r e n t program services: educational grants, arthritis research, Diamond Jubilee scholar-
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Since 1967, the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation has given almost $1 million in grants to find the cause and cure for arthritis. Grants for arthritis research are awarded annually by the Foundation's Board of Directors, with the cooperation of the Arthritis Foundation and the Canadian Arthritis Society. The AOil Foundation is committed to finding answers for the cause, prevention and cure of this crippling disease whose primary target is women and children.
DidYou Know?
• Arthritis and related diseases currently affect more than 43 million people in the United States and Canada. This number is expected to swell to nearly 65 million by the year 2020. That equates to almost one out of every five people affected by arthritis and its related diseases.
• Some of the most common and most damaging forms of arthritis attack more women than men. These may include Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
• Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) affects some 61,000 girls in the U.S. alone, representing 86%
of all cases. JRA can cause inflammation of the joints and in some cases affect a child's internal organs.
• Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America, limiting everyday activities such as dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed, or walking.
• The estimated annual cost of arthritis to the economy in medical care and indirect costs such as lost wages is $150 billion.
* Statistical data provided by the Arthritis Foundation.
Most of us think of arthritis as something that doesn't affect us until later on in life. This is a very common mis- conception. Following is a letter written by a young girl who suffers from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (|RA).
My Life
My life would seem like a normal teenagers life. I like to talk on the phone, go to the mall and hang out with my friends.Ihaveamotherandfatherwholoveme. Ihaveasisterwhooccasionallyfightswithmebutheythat'swhatsis- ters do, right? But then there is my enemy The enemy who gnarls my fingers and causes the limp. The enemy is arthritis. Although Itry to keep a happy smile and good attitude, it is hard. It is hard when Iget the quizzical looks of strangers in stores and restaurants when they see me limp in. It is hard to go watch my friends play basketball. Ialways hide the gnarled, swollen hands behind my back Never making plans because you don't know ifyou will wake up stiff red and swollen. Praying you don't miss too much school, because if you do they could hold you back Crying, because all you want is to be normal, healthy Gritting your teeth while shaking hands or even being hugged by your mother Holding your breath while yet another doctor gives you an examination squeezing, poking, prodding. Embarrassed when you cannot do a simple task such as tying your shoe, cutting your meat or even brushing your hair
Nightly as Ilay in bed Iask God why he chose me. Why he chose me to be the bearer of such pain,such suffering. People say they have sympathy for you and know what you're going through - How can they know? How can they know how it feels to hear that yet another medicine is not working? They can't Your family tries to be supportive but sometimes you just want them to leave you alone. You feel different and uncomfortable when your friends ask ques- tions about why you can't participate in gym class. I am not writing this to gripe or whine this is just how Ifeel. Although Itry hard to be strong you still feel sad inside.You wish, hope and pray to be "normal" again. Ijust want to be ableto be 13.
*This letter is reprinted from the Spring 1996 issue of the AJAO Newsletter with permission of the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization (AJAO), a council of the Arthritis Foundation.
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Foundation is honored by receipt of $50,000 gift
The officersand trustees of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation have the distinct pleasure to announce the receipt of a special gift of $50,000 restricted to the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Fund.
This contribution, originally intended to come to the Foundation as an estate gift, was given by the donor now, in her lifetime, to commemorate AOlTs Centennial year.
The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, was a 1928 initiate of Beta Theta Chapter (Butler University). There she studied Latin and French with the intentions of becoming a teacher. However, when she graduated in 1931, few teaching positions were available. She soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she took a business course and became a secretary. While in Cleveland, she was active with the local AOFI alumnae chapter.
In 1946, she moved to Los Angeles, CA where she became fast friends with the woman whom she calls her best friend and inspiration in A O n , Helen Haller. While in California, she served as a member o f the N u Lambda Corporation Board and played a role in the development of the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Foundation along with Helen and others.
The donor also relates that it was because of her retirement planning at an early age that helped make this gift possi- ble. This contribution was presented to the Foundation now in order for her to witness its impact on the AOn Foundation's Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.
She says that she has tried to live a good life, be honest, believe in her God and simply carry on every day. There is one thing that she says AOn has provided her with that she cherishes most - friendships. No matter where she has moved, she has always found wonderful friends who share the bond of AOn. She also wants her sisters to remember to always "be a good friend and never forget that someone in the group needs a friend. We all have different tem- peraments and personalities, but through A O n those friendships can be opened.''
The Foundation Board of Directors expresses their sincerest gratitude for this significant contribution. The generosity of this sister will considerably enhance our ability to award scholarships to our most deserving graduate students.
Private gift of $25,000
establishes computer endowment
The AOn Foundation would like to recognize Larry and Joyce Lacerte, (Lambda Beta, '81) for their gift of $25,000 to begin an endowment for computer technology.
The Lacerte's interest in computers comes through their ownership of the Dallas based Lacerte Software Corporation. The endowment will provide Alpha Omicron Pi International Headquarters and the Foundation with the means to keep up on the information super-highway. Their gift helped make the recent installation of a new computer sys- tem possible for International Headquarters.
The Lacertes reside in Dallas, T X with their children and are involved with various community service organizations throughout the Dallas area.
The Foundation Board and staff of International Headquarters sincerely thank the Lacerte's for their generous commit- ment to the Foundation and to Alpha Omicron Pi's ability to remain a leader in women's fraternal organizations.
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NPC encourages a
Code ofEthics
At the NPC 1989 Biennial Meeting an Ethics and Values Resolution was adopted by the 26 N P C groups.
The expectation was that NPC and all panhellenic women encourage and foster behavior that fulfills the expectations of the Values and Ethics Statement of Basic Obligation and Ultimate Expectations, and that behavior which may not live up to this standard in human digniry, responsibility, education and fraternity pride is chal- lenged and directed toward adherence.
In 1995 at the NPC Meeting,a CODE OF ETHICS Resolution was passed by the Conference. This resolution stated that a high level of trust between chapter members and the chapters in Panhellenic is essential to create a spirit of cooperation during the rush process. Therefore, be it resolved that prior to rush each member group of a College Panhellenic be encouraged to develop a code of ethics for the recruitment process o f the academic year, and that each College Panhellenic adopt a C O D E O F ETHICS for the recruitment process for the academic year based on the principles of ethics submitted by each member group. The CODE OF ETHICS should be dis- played in the P H office and distributed to each chapter.
Alpha Omicron Pi International Fraternity encourages every chapter to write a Code of Ethics to serve as an expression of the teaching of the Ritual. It is to foster exem- plary behavior, social consciousness, mutual respect and friendship, not only during the rush process, but throughout the yearly operations of the chapter.
Recently, Lambda Sigma Chapter (U of Georgia) wrote their Code of Ethics. Rebecca Berry, Panhellenic President, submitted their Code to me. I am proud to share it with you.
Use Lambda Sigma's Code as your guide. Write yours now, ready to follow for fall '96 rush. Be the first chapter on your campus to have a Code in operation. Be a leader in requesting Panhellenic to develop their Code of Ethics. This expectation is realistic. Stand proudly in favor of cooperation and respectful behavior in your chapter, in your neighborhood and on your campus - throughout
Alpha Omicron Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter
Code of Ethics
Outline
Omicto*
An tpstlon Omega (Eastern Kentucky U) Chapter member and two other Panhellenic sisters promote Panhellenic spirit on Bid Day 1995.
the entire year.
Look in your NPC Manual, read over the Standards o f Ethical Conduct as reference. If you have questions as how to proceed, give me a call, send me a fax or write me a note. I'd be happy to assist you in writing your chapters Code of Ethics.
by Barbara Dougs Hunt PN Delta (U ofWisconsin-Mllwaukee), A0T1 NPC Delegate
I. Purpose of our ethical standards for Rush A. To become "ethical" rushers in all aspects
of Rush, in order to promote the entire
Greek system at UGA.
B. "Erhical," meaning to promote high
standards and morals among rushers; to be honest, fair, and totally "Go Greek" orient- ed, rather than only AOn oriented; and to practice sound and just decision making during membership selection.
C To ensure that sisters are fair, openminded, unbiased, and trusting during Rush.
D. To remember the common sisterhood and bond we all share and that which we plan to continue.
II.Ethical standards which our chapter will strive for now and during Rush, and those which we will look for in rushees
A. Honesty
B. Integrity
C. Leadership
D. Involvement in School, Community, and
Charitable Organizations
E. Respect and Care for Others F. Dependability
G. Pursuit of Excellence
H. Maturity
III. How to maintain an ethical membership selection
A. Remain open-minded
B. Realize every rushee has something special
to offer, and discover what that quality is C. Require that the chapter make responsible,
fact-based decisions
D. Uphold our chapter standards, while
trying to select a diverse group
IVHow we will instill these standardsin our N e w Pledge Class
A. T o know , understand, and incorporate AOn Ritual
B. To strive for academic achievement
C. To respect all persons, including (most
importandy) ourselves
D. To understand and timely meet all
financial obligations
E. To promote Greek life to others
F. To promote these expectations among all
AOn sisters, and to help each other as much as possible to uphold these standards.
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The Power of Fri• •
Sigmas on Ice
Some of the members
of Sigma posed for a photo at the Berkeley Iceland Ice rink during a sisterhood outing in March. Picrured (top row 1 to r): Becky Hix, Ade Onisile, Sally Huang, Emily Quinnan, I.ynnette Farhadian, Shokooh Miry, Rita, Iaura Shiebulhur. (bot- tom row 1 to r): Grace Fan, Gina Reggiardo, Connie Chung.
Members of Upsilon Alpha (U of Arizona) take a break from hec-
Dear Editor:
I was a member of the Alpha Chi chapter at W estern Kennicky U i n 1994- 95. Due to some per-
sonal reasons I decided ro transfer to U ofLauBvtfle and was unable to affili- ate. I miss my sisters of Alpha Chi and thinkof them every day. We all have not kept in touch, but I want them to know how much I love them and miss them. AOn means a lot to me and
Pd love my sisters at WKU ro know I have not forgonen them.
Casey O'Rear
the Philadelphia
Alumnae Chapter,
the following women
were honored: (pic-
tured, 1 ro r) Natalie
Hasbrook Del Porte
(Alpha Tau), winner of
the Laura Perry Award; Rush smiles! Polly Quigley (Sigma
Tau), Chaprer
President; Catherine
Connelly Wieand
(Gamma Bera),
Certificate o f
Honor Recipient
and RVP II; and
Kathleen Dyer
Borzell (Delta Chi),
Founders' Day
Chairperson.
of the group. I am standing to the left in the photo.
Editors note:
We wanted to share, in
abbreviated form, a let- ter from Heather Fosburgh, Phi Upsilon (Purdue U). Following graduation in May
1995, Heather began two years ofservice as
an Agriculture volunteer to the Peace Corps in
the Dominican
Republic, very close to the Haitian border. Heather writes "the fol- lowing is not only a per- sonal reflection, but an explanation of an expe- rience ofappreciation that I hope occurs to all of my sisters at some
time in their life. " If
you would like to write, her address is:
Heather Fosburgh Cuerpo de Paz
APDO 1412
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
I also realize now that some
things we deal with in
our sorority lives may seem trivial at the time, but are not.
Everything you do there prepares you
for what you have ahead in life."
Heather Fosburgh, Phi Upsilon (Purdue U).
Kind Regards, Mimi Brunshill Pi Delta
Doggy Bags Galore
Epsilon Alumnae
living in the Boston area try to get together regularly for dinner to rekindle friendships.
In this photo, they
were all not as hungry as they thought after dining at a local Boston restaurant, but had a wonderful evening.
Alumnae Honored
At this year's Founders' Day Celebration of
Dear Editor:
There is not an AOn alumnae chapter in England, for those AOIls who might find themselves being here, bur there
is a very active Panhellenic in
London. This is a picture
of a recent Panhellenic lunch attended by Mrs. Shirley Crowe (in
center of photo, above),
wife of the American Ambassador, who is the President
1
tic fall rush activities. Joining the chapter
(picrured in the center) are Michelle Newton, CC; Kristin Ingwell, CC; and Carol Jones, former IRC and cur- rently XB Direcror.
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ship. AOIL Dear Sisters:
When I got off the plane in Miami, among my myriad ofworries was that people would perceive me as a "sororitygirl." Hidden in my two human size bags of luggage that were suppose to last me 2 years were a hair dryer, curling iron, and matching Gap ensembles. I was going to my training program for the Peace Corps, and I did not want to be stereotyped from the start. While I knew a hundred reasons not to generalize among Greeks, I was sure my Panhellenic arguments were not going to get me far among my other Peace Corps peers. Two years is a long time, and I wanted to make friends.
Now many months, miles and experiences later, I think of how silly that fear was. It was not silly because being a "sorority girl" has helped get me through this "toughest job you'll ever love" experience. When I walked in the conference center in Miami, I guess I expected to be the only "sorority girl" in the midst of hippies. Instead, I met a man with the personality of the most enthusiastic rush chairperson who slapped on me a name tag and gave me instructions for an ice-breaker. Then I met the other 51 trainees. With my eyes wide open, and my mind rather confused with all of the commotion, I felt like I was at bid night. I instinctively remembered how I used to allow the rush situation to overwhelm me inro shyness, so I decided instead, to take control and soon I met all sorts of people— a fraternity president, a person from my state, a woman who looked like she stepped out of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Mr. J. Crew himself.
I stumbled along my journey of the third world, Spanish, loneliness, and homesickness until the "Ag Parry" when we meet all the Agriculnire volunteers. A select few of these would choose our fate during the next 2 years, including our sites. I felt like I was a nishee all over again. Since I had already snapped myself out of the shyness, I met a lot of really nice people and found out later I was basically at a rush party. What I said there and at a later interview, determined where I went. My adventures of training continued for three months until I was released to the real world.
Now, months later, I realize I have learned a lot. One thing 1 have thought about and discussed with a close friend and Panhellenic sister, is that my sorority experience prepared me for my Peace Corps experience in more ways than I thought possible. I also realize now that some things we deal with in our sorority lives may seem trivial at the time, but are not. Everything you do there prepares you for what you have ahead in life.
Group Dynamics: Being selected into an organization and given expectations of making friends is a big demand. Sometimes you find a friendship that develops instantly, other times you slowly build friendships. I had both in my four years at AOIL Perhaps one of the best pieces of advice I have heard was from that "rush chair personality" in Miami. He said "please don't judge anyone or their actions during training. It is an intense 3 months and people might nor be themselves. Give everyone a chance." I wish I had pondered that during pledgeship. I becamegreatfriendswithsomeofmypledgesistersmysenioryear. Ithinkwehadmissedoutoneachothersfriendshipsbecausewedidjudge each other at such an inoppornine time. Lastly, I learned that with big groups you never get to know everyone very well. I learned that every time I talked to one of my sisters who was only an acquaintance we had something new to learn about each other, and that can be exciting. Here, in a place where you cannot depend on much, it is nice to remember there is always the possibility of new friends.
The Grass is Always Greener: I remember many times during pledgeship, when I thought, "if I only pledged ABC, I would not be doing this." I think we have all wondered "did I make the right decision?" As I sit here in the sweltering heat for two hours waiting for a ride I still wonder, "Should I have told my recruiter to send me to Africa fora more moderate temperature and use of a motorcycle?" When I visit Haiti, I always think the people are so much friendlier there than here. I am glad I have faced these types of doubts before because I know they are just the devils advocate inside o f me. These feelings will pass, and if they do not, I know it is all right to re-evaluate m y situation.
Disappointment Just as your sisters are there to share your excitements, they also share your disappointments. Before I lived with 75 sisters, I kept disappointment to myself Sharing emotions was not something I was used to doing. When I moved into the chapter house, that all changed and I learned to depend on my sisters. It was a good thing to become accustomed to because when I received my site assignment for the Peace Corps, I was devastated. None of my requests were met, and all of my worse case scenarios were there. If I would not have been able to freely depend on my training friends to get me through my situation, I might have quit. Instead, when I let people know how I felt, they supported me.
The Follower Throughout my four years, I was involved with Panhellenic, SGA and AOLI, often all at the same time. I was involved and was never really forced to play the role of a follower for a continuous time. I believe that led me to be rather unempathetic to those who were not involved. I worked for what I wanted and was lucky because I usually achieved it. I did not fathom that you could work for something and still be unsuccessful. Now, that is all different. I have been forced into a new role as a follower here because I am still not fluent in Spanish, make many culniral mistakes and ask the trainer the same agricultural questions over and over. I'm just trying to hold onto what I'm learning, and am not prepared for more. I have learned that everyone needs leaders and followers and we must allow people tofreelymove between the roles without labeling them one or the other.
My final thought before deciding to write occurred at an organizational meeting with an "Ag" group I work with. After electing officers I wanted them to move on to the business, but someone wanted us to elect someone to be in charge of raking requests for plastic bags. I dismissed the importance, but they insisted. Then I thought, who am I to tell a group they do not need another officerwhen I am part of an organization that elects an officer (who must be in good academic standing) to fill the soda machine. They elected a member who rarely contributed and he has since become a model group member.
I must say, I am impressed with what I learned in A O n , but most of us only think of the immediate and gratifying profits of joining a sorority that are instantly tangible. I have learned that everything you do in life builds on itself, and I am glad AOn is one of my building blocks. Alpha Omicron Pi is for life!
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- Heather


notables
Kumar, Rho Omicron; Michele ForsdahlTheta Beta;W endyY uengling, Omega Upsilon;Andi Czerny, Omega Upsilon; Karin Derouaux, Kappa Phi; LeighAnn Jordan, Tau Omega.
Lambda Upsilon (Lehigh U) is celebrating its successful "Mr. Lehigh Contest" to raise money for Arthritis Research. The event drew large crowds, numerous participants and media coverage and raised over $3000!
Chapter for assisting with a campus educa- tional program, "Friendship In the Age of AIDS." Phi Upsilon provided financial assistance to under- write the cost of bringing this program to campus.This helped generate a positive image for their Greek Community while pro- viding a valuable edu- cational component
on a serious issue.
The Panhellenic Association of the U
Our Chapters
e> Chi Delta (U of Colorado, Boulder) has been honored with the John G. Copeland Award, bestowed to the
best all-round Greek chapter on campus. Maintaining the
highest sorority GPA and also winning awards in programming and athletics.enabled them take this award home
for the third time in the past four years. Also honored were Heather King for Greek Woman of the Year; House mother, Sherry
Schrantz for Most Outstanding Alumna, and Jennifer Scheffel for Panhellenic
Book Scholar.
The 1995 Home- coming Court at Lambuth U (Omega Omicron) was com- prised entirely of A O n members, The
chapter was at the game sup- porting its sis- ters with incredible enthusiasm
while also selling Homecoming mum corsages to benefit Arthritis Research.
Outstanding Greek Relations and the GAMMA Cup at their Greek Awards Reception in April.
» Lambda Sigma (U of Georgia) recently participated in their school's first Dance Marathon for the Children's Miracle Network. The chap- ter raised $1,341 for the Miracle Network hospitals in Atlanta.
» Alpha Psi
(Bowling Green
State U) also
devoted time
and energy in
support of the Children's
Miracle N e t w o r k Dance Marathon
on their campus.
The chapter
walked away with the Gold Cup
for spirit and won third place in the Lip Sync contest!
the NE Panhellenic Conference in Washington, DC.
Those attending Mid American Greek Council include (bot- tom row Ito r): Megan Boehm and SaraTimm, Kappa Sigma; Patricia Bardi.Omega Upsilon; Mary Bryant, Delta Omega; Beth Crego, Kappa Sigma; (top row I to r) Kate Bickel.Phi; NikkiAustin,lota;Tracy Maxwell.Alpha Chi.
of Maryland (College Park) awarded the Programming Award to Pi
Delta chapter for their positive education pro- gramming for members and the example they set for the rest of their campus.
B>Omega Mid-AmericanGreekCouncilMeetingattendet
The Greek Awards at San Jose State U were quite a tribute to AOn as Delta Sigma Chapter received the follow- ing: Outstanding Community Service & Philanthropic Award, Outstanding Fraternity Education Recognition of Excellence, Outstanding Scholarship, Outstanding Alumnae Relations, Chapter Excellence, and the Chi Omega Scholarship Award.
Purdue U com- mended Phi Upsilon
Their Greek Adviser wrote,"Your efforts to promote the best values of Greek Life are exemplary."
«s> Sigma Phi (California State - Northridge) recently received the following awards: Best Internal Programming, Best External Programming, Best Community Service Projects, Outstanding Greek Achievement Leader- ship -Tami Kimura, C A of theYear -Ann Schmidt, and All University Intramurals for the 14th year!
(Miami U) was hon- ored with
the Academic Achievement Award,
•>AOnwaswellrep- resented at the 1996 Mid-American Greek Council in Chicago and
Tau; Sally Wagaman, SigmaTau;(toprowIto r): Marsha Guenzler, Beta Lambda; Donna
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NEPC attendees include (bottom row Ito r):Julie Brining,Gamma Delta; Peg Crawford, lota; Kathy Sowell, Lambda
NE Panhellenic Conferenceattendees


Our Members
Delta Delta mem- ber, Katie Gallina turned in an outstand- ing performance to help lead the Auburn Women's Golf team
to a first place finish in the SEC Tournament. Her 7th place finish overall helped earn her a spot on the SEC Honorable Mention Team.
e> Congratulations to two members of Phi Chapter (U of Kansas) who were recognized at their Greek Recognition Night. Becki Carl was a recipient of the Panhellenic
Leadership and Involvement Scholarship and Deborah Headley
was recipient of the Outstanding Greek New Member Award. The chapter overall was honored with two American Red Cross Blood Drive Awards, the GAMMA Alcohol Management Award- Honorable Mention, and the Most Improved Chapter GPA for Fall
1994 to Fall 1995.
e> Theta (DePauw U) Chapter President, Carolyn Whittier, has been awarded the DePauw University Tiger Seal of Excellence. This award is given to two students per semes- ter by the DePauw Student Congress and local area businesses to a student who has demonstrated com- mitment to achieve- ment, integrity, and leadership. This
award distinguishes the recipient as a model member
of the community who has earned
the utmost respect of
his or her peers.
Our
Alumnae
e> Chi Epsilon (The Ohio State U) Chapter Adviser, Jennifer Little, was recog- nized by the University's
Office of Greek Affairs for her contributions to improving their Greek Com- munity. They
have recently implemented a monthly chapter adviser meeting and Jennifer is a large contributor to the success
and productivity of these meetings.
Ann Lewis Burr
(Gamma Tau) longtime
president of Southwestern Cable TV and one of San Diego's best-known women executives, has become president of Time W arner Communications in Rochester, New York. "I am Time Warner's first hybrid executive - running both a phone company and a cable company," Burr said. She was also serving
as chairwoman of the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
notables Kilimanjaro. The climb
was a 5-day adven- ture, starting in a trop- ical rain forest, advancing through tall pine trees and through progressively thinner atmosphere that sup- ported only the scrub bush. Next, they moved ever higher, beyond the alpine desert where only moss would grow on the rocks, finally reaching the glaciers
at the top. The awe- some view and exhila- rating satisfaction of
Candy Pierson-
Charlton, ^ Alpha Rho
*" (Oregon State U), has received the Outstanding Professional Advisor award for the Midwest District by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA),atthe Midwest District Conference. Pierson- Charlton served as the professional advisor for the U of North Dakota PRSSA
Chapter this past year. She currently serves
as the development director/manager for the Grand Forks Master Chorale, and was anAOn Traveling Consultant in 1974-75.
Jennifer M. Kros, Zeta (University of Nebraska) was recent- ly awarded the Outstanding Business Graduate Student Award from the University of South Carolina. She will graduate in December with a Masters in Human Resource Management and begin an internship with IBM at their National Human Resource Department.
£ J^t
©•Zeta Kappa (Southwest Texas State U)isproud of Patricia
e> Sisters Carla & Katie Fermelia, both Chi Psi's (California Polytechnic U) made it to the pinnacle of success literally and figuratively, climbing to Uhuru peak, the
19,300 ft top ofMt.
reaching the top of Africa was a fitting climax to their months of training for their East African Adventure.
Mary Byrnes, the reining Sigma Chi Derby Queen. She has also been selected to represent Bexar County in the Miss Texas USA Pageant.
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LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR
Dear Editor.
I was extremely impressed with
hol use and abuse in collegiate members. As a counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults who are suffering from emotional problems, I am fre- quendy reminded of the detri- mental effects that alcohol and
the family and friends of the use. It is important that we offer support and guidance to our sisters in assist- ing mem in accessing professional help. Thank you for providing educational information that may be ofassistance to sisters in need!
Stephanie D. Anderson Blanks, Tau Omicron ( U of TN-Martin)
Dear Ms Sasseen:
Ifinallygot around to reading the
latest ToDragma and was thrillea to see your cover story! I have never regretted m y A O f l years though Greeks, in general, often give cause for alarm. This courageous, no nonsense approach to one of Americas most devastating social problems on behalf of a popular sorority group gready encourages me. Your article is attractive, well written and covers the many "sub issues" beautifully... Keep up the effective message!
Peg Hightower Knox County Schools Drug & Violence Prevention Office AlphaTau (Denison U)
DearMariellen:
As a longtime reader of To
Dmgma, I must say the Spring 1996 issue has to be one of the best. Congratulations! I am par- ticularly impressed by the cover. Rebeccas contributions as graphic designer are to be commended. My attention was first drawn by the brilliant color of the flowers and then to the glass. "Is that beer?" M y eyes moved upward to the teaser on the article to be found inside.
After dealing with the problem and college students for more years than I care to acknowledge and having womeris leaders tell me "... it is not our problem"-this is a refresh- ingly honest and open approach.
Experience has told us how dif- ficult it is to change the attitudes of collegiate members. The alumni/nae must recognize the problem as well. Y ou have done an outstanding job placing the problem before your alumnae and volunteers.
Through my positions as the Executive Director of the Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda, Vice President of FIPG (Fraternity Insurance Protection Group) and currently the President-Ekct of FEA (Fraternity Executives Association) - 1 thank you; they thank you; we thank you! Certainly, I am encouraged by the changing attitude of the women's fraternities and AOFI is taking the lead.
Interjhttemalfy
Keith Gilchrist Executive Director, Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity
the Spring, 1996 To Dmgma arti-
cle, 'Are we willing to admit its a
problem?" I was pleased that we,
as a fraternity dedicated to current
societal issues with which our sis-
ters are faced,feltthe need to focus drugs have, not only on the person
on such a significant issue as alco-
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