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During my tenure as editor of To Dragma I have wondered why collegiate and alumnae chapters did not take the time to report what is going on in their lives. It has taken two years, but for the Fall issue the response from our collegiate campuses and alumnae chapters has been astonishing.
With such a response we had two op- tions: leave some of them for the next is- sue, or publish the reports and leave out another section planned for the maga- zine. We elected the latter because the reports often are the only source of infor- mation alumnae have about their collegiate chapters.
My apologies to the women who are assisting with the Women Abroad article. It shall be part of the next issue. Our sin- cere appreciation to collegians and alum- nae who contributed reports on time.
We shall consider this issue as truly an AOII spotlight. O u r chapters have been busy and it is time to share their successes with other sisters. Alumnae chapter, too, are busy throughout the year, but always are in need of other AOIIs in the area. There is a place for every AOII in an alumnae chapter.
It is time to finalize plans to attend
Convention next June in New Orleans. Scores of New Orleans alumnae and In- ternational officers have been working many months to provide a week filled with learning as AOIIs.
Convention is a wonderful time to learn more about the Fraternity and meet sisters from other parts of the United States and Canada. The registration forms are included in this issue. Fill them out soon and plan to join hundreds of others at the Fairmont in the Crescent City.
Reader response from the Fall issue was
very rewarding to those of us who worked to develop the material about Wendy and the violence which is a part of today's society.
We would like to share two letters which represent many of your comments. To Dragma will continue to feature many issues of interest to women. Let us know what issues would be of interest of AOIIs. Help share information to other Fraterni- ty members.
Soon after I wrote to you (about a To
Dragma article) my graduating daughter (pre-law-BA Acc't) made headlines in all the state papers. She was a victim of vio- lence—raped, beaten, cut-up . . . She is an athlete, strong, trusting, modest and industrious. She was a fulltime student, worked and had her own business. No time for much social life. It happened at 2 a.m. in her own bed.
Our lives were all turned upside down. We had already scheduled a summer full of company from foreign countries which we had no way of canceling. After grad- uation our daughter told us. With a hemogloben of 6 and a healing, bleeding ulcer we took her to Oregon where she still had to make an important decision about two law schools. I am happy to say that she is happily established and mending.
We all still have nightmares and in business and as well as home, we are so far behind . . . We are grateful for a psy- chologically strong daughter and sup- portive friends.
P.S. Three weeks later a lifelong friend also was attacked while jogging and al- though not so severe injured, did not re- cover as well.
P.P.S. Our police were fantastic. They finally caught him (the attacker) and our daughter does not have to leave school to testify. To say to others that you sympa- thize, understand, you never can. Y ou can't possibly foresee the scope or impli- cations. We hope only to extend support to victims and their families.
My compliments on your courageous
departure from tradition with the "Wom- en and Violence" section (Fall 1982). To Dragma has never looked so timely. Your coverage serves as a living memorial to Wendy and an invaluable message to po- tential victims.
Joni Mannix Neckerman Nu Lambda '55
Spring is coming
The Spring issue—with a deadline of
Feb. 1—will feature our Women Abroad as well as AOII and its philanthropic ac- tivities. Alumnae and collegiate chapters are encouraged to contribute short re- ports about their ways of meeting philan- thropic obligations. We also will be fea-
turing alumnae who have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic spirit. Have' any suggestions? Let To Dragma know— immediately.
What is Voluntarism?
"I just love the volunteer work I do!" How often we hear that said. At some time or other in their lives most women give their time volun- tarily to some "worthy cause."
Alpha Omicron Pi is interested in finding out the myriad kinds of vol- unteer work in which Alpha Os are engaged. In a future To Dragma arti- cle on volunteerism, we would like to feature the kinds of work being done on the neighborhood, commu- nity, regional and international lev- els and why women still do it even though many hold full-time paid jobs.
Please won't you take a few min- utes to tell us:
WHAT kind of volunteer work do you do? Do you also have a paid job?
WHERE do you work? Does it involve any traveling?
WHEN did you start this work? Do you envision this to be a short term position? For exam- ple, while your child is involved with this organization.
HOW many hours per week do you give to each volunteer posi- tion (in case you have more than one)?
HOW does it affect your family life? Your paid employment? And
WHY do you continue to do it.
What is the most satisfying part of your job; what is the most frustrat- ing? Is there any kind of advice which you could give to the network of AOII sisters who might be inter- ested in doing this sort of volunteer work? W ould you be agreeable to having your name and address given as a contact person for anyone inter- ested in learning more about your type of volunteer job7
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New Orleans awaits AOIIs '64 Chi Deltas reunite
Alpha Gamma celebrates Development Fund reminder
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On the Cover Departments
Hundreds of AOII alumnae and collegians are expected in New Orleans June 28-July 3. Informa- tion about the International Con- vention begins on page 4.
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Collegiate Chapter Commentaries Alumnae Chapter Activity
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New Orleans awaits
June 28- July 3
New Orleans is a city that courts visi- tors and natives alike with the beckoning "Laissez les Bons Temps Roule!" (Let the good times roll.)
Famous for its jazz, its cuisine, its architecture and colorful history, it's been romanticized and fantasized by Hol- lywood.
Streetcars still run up and down St. Charles A venue. And the trolley made famous by Tennessee Williams stands in the French Market, not too many blocks from where the playwright keeps a home. Paddlewheelers still wind their way up and down the river, carefully avoiding modern ships and barges which make the port the third largest in the world.
Still, the city that by all rights should not exist (it's well below sea level) contin- ues to thrive. People come to savor the food and to wander through the streets where buildings have a decidedly differ- ent flavor from most other American cit- ies. The people who live in the city do so because the pace is a bit less hectic, the cost of living less expensive, and the weather pleasant. New Orleans is called many things . . . "The City That Care Forgot" and "The Crescent City," but a lot of people here simply refer to it as the "Big Easy."
Seeing the Sights
The French Quarter is best seen by tak-
ing a walking tour . . . you can devise your own or go with a group.
Touring the Garden District is best done by bus, car, or taxi, though some hearty souls do go it alone by taking a streetcar up St. Charles Avenue to find the historic houses marked by bronze plaques.
During the day and in the evening you can take one of several paddlewheelers up and down the river . . . the Natchez, the Cotton Blossom or the President.
New Orleans at Night
At night, the big activity is on Bourbon
Street, where red hot jazz blows out of every swinging door. Bourbon Street was named for the royal family. It's a mix of honkytonk and excitement and if you're a jazz buff, it's the place to start just after you've finished dinner.
New Orleans is unique . . . in its cul- ture, its food, its history, its entertain- ment and its architecture. Plan to share in it with us this summer—June 27 to July 3. But one word of advice—leave some extra room in your luggage because surely there'll be things besides memories you'll want to bring home from your visit.
Let the 'good times' roll
Tour scheduled for Yucatan
A post convention tour f o r those a t- tending Convention is being set u p b y a travel agency in Hammond,La.
The trip, a four-day trip to Cancun, Mexico, is planned for July 3-6. Partici- pants will leave for the "perfect Caribbe- an beach resort" about noon on July 3 .
Cancun is a vibrant n e w Caribbean playground, entertaining an international set o f vacationers. The Caribbean waters that wash its eastern beaches are the clearest blue to be found anywhere in the hemisphere.
The trip's cost is $339 p e r person, twin basis. T o secure reservations, send a $ 5 0 deposit to Rownd Travel, P .O . Box 368, Hammond, LA 70404. Questions can be directed to Vesta Carmichael Rownd, 504-345-4080.
A O I I French Market set
A great tradition in New Orleans is the French Market. N o trip to the city is complete without a visit to the bustling market which has stood in the area just east of Jackson Square for over two hundred and fifty years.
Exciting plans are now being made for the 1983 Convention in June. The French Market will be open to sell hand crafted items made by collegiate and alumnae chapters. What a fun and interesting way for your group to raise some money!
AOII will provide space for your items at the French Market and workers to sell them. Your items sold are your complete profit. The proceeds will be sent to you after Convention. Begin planning now for your participation in the French Mar- ket Boutique. Select an interesting item, be creative with your ideas and watch your sales rise!
To finalize your entry complete the following. Please send all materials together.
1. Send one sample of your item(s) (limit two, preferable one)
2. T ag the sample with its selling price, your chapter's name and location. Please have one price for each item. N o special rates allowed (i.e.: 1 for
50'-2 for 75«)
3. Send a self-addressed postcard which will be returned to acknowledge
receipt and acceptance o f sample items.
To help avoid any confusion please be sure to label all containers with your
chapter name and number of items enclosed.
Good Luck with your project planning. These deadlines will come quicklyso
act now and enjoy your participation in the French Market boutique.
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Chapter name and city Name o f person i n charge
Brief description of item
Cost of each item (excluding tax)
How many will you have: How much table space will you need for display purposes?
A sample item must be sent to Dolores St. John (6940 Orleans Ave., New «^ Orleans, LA 70124) no later than March 15, 1983. g
Each chapter i s responsible f o r setting up boutique items prior t o convention ^ AND picking up items at theclose of convention.
Alumnae busy with convention details
An AOn International Convention doesn't just happen. It takes months of planning and organizing to turn dreams into realities. This year is no exception.
International Convention Chairman Pat Hardy and Local Chairman Schuyler Louapre are the sources of information regarding Convention '83.
Pat, who presently lives in Marietta, Georgia, is a graduate of Georgia State University where she was a member of Gamma Sigma chapter.
Schuyler (Mrs. Henri) is a graduate of Pi Chapter at Newcomb College where she was most involved as a rush officer. She has also served as president of the New Orleans alum group. She has a part- time job, enjoys dancing and singing, but spends the major part of her free time keeping one step ahead of her lV2-year- old son, Emile.
Reservations chairman is Jeanie Cian (Mrs. Louis), who was president of her collegiate chapter, Alpha Omicron, at LSU in Baton Rouge. After a stint as pub- lic relations director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Orleans, Jeanie and her husband took over the family business. The mother of 2'/2-year- old Shannon and a 2-month-old baby, Jeanie spends time doing needlework, es- pecially smocking.
Planning post-convention tours and other arrangements is Louise Ferrand, a Pi alum. Louise is a graduate of Tulane
Law School and presently practices with the firm of Bienvenu, Foster, Ryan and O'Bannon. In the midst of her convention duties, Louise is planning her wedding, which will take place in April.
Dolores St. John (Mrs. J. L.) is a gradu- ate of Georgia State University. As bou- tique chairman, she is responsible for or- ganizing the items that will be sold at our New Orleans French Market. Dolores has worked as a counselor and communi- ty volunteer, and enjoys dancing and traveling. She has two sons.
Ember Beck, a member of Phi Delta at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is serving as printing awards chairman. She moved to New Orleans several years ago, and presently works for a photogra- pher. As a collegian, Ember served as chapter vice-president.
Mary Moore (Mrs. Douglas) is a grad- uate of LSU in Baton Rouge and Alpha Omicron chapter. She and her husband are both professional photographers, so it is only fitting that she should serve as Photography Chairman for Convention '83. Mary has two children—6-year-old Jenny and 5-year-old Ben.
Lynn Tracey (Mrs. Kirk) attended LSU in Baton Rouge, also. She is hospitality chairman for your stay in New Orleans. Lynn is the mother of Meryl, Meghan and Adam, ages 8, 5, and 2, respectively.
Baby Givens (Mrs. Ken), Rose Banquet and flowers chairman, attended LSU
where she was a member of Alpha Omi- cron chapter. At present, Baby is buyer and manager for Ambiance, an exclusive accessory shop in the New Orleans area.
Mary Catherine "Toots" Villefe (Mrs. Andre) worked as assistant publications editor for McDermott, Inc., before be- coming the College Counselor at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, a private school for girls ages 3 years through Grade 12. Toots, who was president of Alpha Omicron at LSU in Baton Rouge, is serving as publicity chairman for con- vention.
Other convention chairman include Linda Kelleher (Rituals), Jeanne Richard, Loretta Stegan and Mag Blessey (registra- tion), W anda Hailey (hospitality chair- man), and Pat Barnard (reservations).
The Stand-By Committee includes Mary Lou Todd, Bonnie Harvey, Judy Melton and Vicki W estervelt.
Right: Local Conven- tion organizer Bonnie Harvey, and below: Others who are di- recting preparations for the 1983 Conven- tion, back left to right, Sky Louapre, Toots Villere, Jeanie Cian, Dolores St. John; and front left to right, Ember Beck and Mary LouTodd.
ALPHA OMICRON P L
198 3 CONVENTION REGISTRATION JUNE 28 - JULY 3, 1983
1. Please complete all parts of this form, including Remittance Form on reverse side. Type or print clearly.
2. Enclose check for the amount indicated on the Remittance Form.
3. Mail completed form and check to; Alpha Omicron Pi, 3821 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville,
4. Registration Fee is $60 if paid by May 1. Late registrations received after May 1
are $75. The deadline for guaranteed registration and hotel rooms is May 15. Should a cancellation be necessary, Registration Fee is refundable only up to June 1, and room and board fees are refundable only up to June 15.
CURRENT ADDRESS SUMMER ADDRESS CURRENT PHONE #(__)
In case of emergency, contact:
Chapter/Year Current Initiated Region
Number of Conventions Previously Attended
Name for name tag (nickname) if different from above: PART II
CONVENTION STATUS: Delegates:
(Check a l l that apply)
Chapter/Region Represented Non-Delegates:
Regional Vice President
Regional Finance Officer : Regional Extension Officer
Regional Rush Officer Regional Director : Standing Comm.
DATE and TIME DATE and TIME OF ARRIVAL OF DEPARTURE
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Phil. Found. Memb. _Ruby Fund
Chapter Consultant _Parliamentarian
(Last) (First) (Maiden) (Husband's)
(City) (State) (Zip)
(Number/Street) (City) (State) (Zip)
From (date) to (date)
( ) SUMMER PHONE # ( )
( ) Work
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ALL Regional personnel, APC, AMC, RRO Cord. MUST stay in hotel from JUNE 26 through JULY 3. **A11 other Delegates must stay in hotel from JUNE 28 to JULY 3. You MUST get advanced .
permission from Executive Board for all exceptions.**
IMPORTANT!! You must advise Headquarters of all changes in arrival/departure dates•immediately You will be responsible for room charges as listed on this form!!
You must make your hotel arrangements through Headquarters if you plan to arrive before June 28 or plan to leave later than July 3. Convention rates will apply.
_Other (please specify)
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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY of Delegates
$60 until May 1; $75 postmarked after MayI . Registrations after May 15 cannot be guaranteed.
ROOM AND BOARD FOR TOTAL CONVENTION (Non-Delegates) $375
DAILY ROOM AND BOARD (Non-Delegates) $80 until May 1;
$90 postmarked after May 1. (Notattending entire Convention)
All efforts will be made toaccommodate your preferences, butwe cannot make guarantees.
IwouldliketobeapartoftheinsideworkingsofConvention. Iwouldliketoparticipate in the following way:
_ServeashostessinWorldofAOII exhibit _Help with leading a Sing-a-Long
Serveashostessforexhibits Assist i n French Market (Boutique) Assist at Registration
Serve as timekeeper a t business session
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
DAILY REGISTRATION FEE (Non-Delegates notattending entire Convention.) Number of Days at $20 per day until May 1; .
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MEALS for those not staying at hotel for entire Convention ($10 late fee will be charged for meal registration after May 1.)
(CHECK MEALS DESIRED)
JUNE 28 (Tuesday)
Opening Banquet at$23.
JUNE 29 (WEDNESDAY)
Luncheon at$15. (Repeaters & Mixers)
JUNE 30 (Thursday)
Luncheon at$15. (Rush)
Alumnae Banquet a t $2 3.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHECK ENCLOSED
(Make check payable toAlpha OmicronPi)
*Includes Convention Gift
JULY 1 (Friday)
Luncheon at$15. (Service)
Collegiate Banquet at$23.
JULY 2 (Saturday)
Luncheon at$15. (Scholarship/Panhellenic)
*Rose Banquet at$40. TOTAL AMOUNT FOR MEALS
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Chi Delta '64 reunites after 18 years By Paula S. McLean, Chi Delta
One Friday in August the sun shone brightly and the Flatirons re- mained imperturbable despite excla- mations of joy and surprise from Chi Delta alums seeing one another after 18 years. An amazing 14 out of 18 1964 graduates came back to Boulder and to the AOII house to renew friendships and to catch up.
The first reunion of its kind at the house was the brainchild of Mimi Kohler Donly and Crystal Paine Compese who live 3000 miles apart. Mimi was the "class correspondent" and kept up with the news and Crys- tal was and is an active alum. To- gether they were able to contact all but three graduates and persuade women to come from Michigan, Flor- ida, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Indiana, Illinois, W ashington, D.C. and New York.
Little structure and few events were planned, so the weekend rolled
on in impromptu fashion with cam- pus walks, Hill visits and an evening at Boulder's outstanding Flagstaff restaurant. Trips to Boulder Canyon, early morning coffee at the base of the Flatirons and a visit to the "new" Boulder mall gave many a taste of a town they left 18 years ago.
The weekend progressed happily and signs of that old familiar sharing and caring were evident. Once again women became aware of their simi- larities and differences, listened to and observed a variety of life styles and renewed an interest in the activi- ties of Chi Delta, to the point of set- ting up a special fund for chapter support.
So what has happened in these 18 years? Many women had married and most were raising children; a surprising few were divorced. About 60 per cent of the group were in the business world—with professions in-
cluding consulting design, education, real estate, public relations, library science, company ownership and the brokerage business. One illustrious member had risen to a high title in the State Department, another was a professor in a medical school while several were just contemplating a re- turn to the labor force.
Most agreed that few "had changed." Surprising as that seems, the shapes, smiles, hair-dos and ap- pearance of all the women were re- markably similar. A notable excep- tion was a brunette turned blonde who was unrecognized momentarily by some.
Hilarious laughter, fond memories and events, intriguing tales and tender moments are the gifts the weekend provided. In unanimous agreement, Chi Delta '64 recom- mends reunions to y o u .
Chi Delta seniors 1964
Those seniors in 1982.
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Chi Delta's Fall Rush '82
Collegiate Chapter Commentaries
The fall semester has started out with a full calendar for the sisters of the Beta Phi chapter at Indiana University. On the weekend prior to classes resuming, the annual chapter retreat took place at a nearby campground. While there, mem- bers discussed Rush tips, procedures, and suggestions in preparation for the upcom- ing open and formal rush.
Within the first few weeks of school, open rush began and Beta Phi successful- ly met its goal of taking 14 new pledges into our sorority.
Homecoming proved to be an impor- tant event for AOII. Denise O'Sullivan was selected a Homecoming Queen final- ist and received recognition at the IU football game and preceding pep rally.
In addition, the first place award went to our Homecoming lawn display, which was built with the help of the men from Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
The chapter is preparing for the cam- pus-wide talent show, IU Sing. The AOIIs are working hard to develop "the perfect act" since we are the defending Division Champions of last year, explained Lisa Wolf.
In fund-raising efforts, Beta Phi had a campus rose sale. The response was good, and proceeds went to Arthritis Re- search.
AOII is also taking on an active partici- pation in campus affairs. This year the chapter has three representatives on the I.U. Student Foundation Steering Com- mittee, an I . U . Sing Productions Staff member, a Union Board Chairman, and others on Panhellenic, Student Athletic Board, In PIRG, and The Marching 100.
University of Montana
Rush started with a bang
as Beta Rho held a pre-fall rush retreat. The purpose of the pre-fall rush retreat was to rekindle the sisterhood spirit that summer distances sometimes let cool.
The sisterhood rekindling sparked into flame as formal rush began. House tours first, and a new party, the AOII Proud Party or Red and White Day, second; fol- lowed closely by a Slide show-Pizza Par- ty. Topping off on the fourth day with a 'touch of class,' Beta Rho performed the Broadway Party. Allof this building up to the emotional climax of the Preference Party.
The spirit continued to rise as the chap- ter w o n the U M Panhellenic Scholarship trophy for the second quarter in a row.
There's just no stopping us now and the Fall 1982 calendar proved it, added Peggy Lamberson. The agenda included Parents W eekend, held during Home-
coming weekend; the Fall Costume Ball, exchanges with fraternities, and the MSU-UM football game when we wel- comed the women of the Alpha Phi chap- ter of AOII as our guests.
ALPHA RHO Oregon State
The women of Alpha Rho, Oregon State University, had an exciting sum- mer, and anticipate a fun-filled and pro- ductive year.
With strong representation at the an- nual Region V I Conference in Bozeman, MT, five collegiate members and four alumnae of Alpha Rho relayed substan- tial information about the enriching workshops they attended and about the financial workings of AOII.
The Dads' Work Weekend, in July, was a great success. Fathers and daugh- ters lodged at the house and completed numerous small projects of repair and painting. Other summer house improve- ments included the reupholstery of sever- al chairs and a new covered bike rack.
Rush week, Sept. 19-27, was all-con- suming as usual, but well worth the work that resulted in 25 pledges. Every member and 1981-82 pledge had to put forth her best, because Alpha Rho introduced a brand new rush this year, chaired by Winn Major. W e were fortunate enough
to have a traveling consultant, Malinda Sharp, with us at this time, so we were the recipients of loads of inventive ideas and a lot of good advice, Dottie Nuess re- ported.
The 1982-83 Panhellenic President at OSU is Kelly McDermott, of Alpha Rho. Kelly held the office of Panhellenic Secre- tary for 1981-82, and moved into the ex- ecutive position this year.
Two of the prime targets for Alpha Rho this year are philanthropy and schol- arship. Lisa Hamill, philanthropy chair- person, organized a raffle for goldfish used during rush and has plans for estab- lishing an annual project this winter. Amy Dungey, scholarship chairperson, has set up a serious, structured pledge study program with all members partici- pating as proctors throughout the term at three campus locations.
Northern Arizona University
The end of the summer came to a screeching halt at N A U when Theta Omega acquired 18 new AOII pledges. Long practices, many hours work, and a new Nautical Party theme paid off.
AOris went on a retreat to Lake Monte- zuma where Lillian Baker, chapter advis- er, has a cabin on a beautiful, wooded creek, just the place for AOIIs to get to- gether and plan their calendar for the year.
In late September was the first smash- ing exchange of the year. The theme was "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Octo- ber rang in with N A U Homecoming. Alumnae came from all over and the chapter had an "After Parade, Before Game Party" for them as well as an Alumnae Breakfast Sunday morning, be- fore everyone had to leave.
AOLTs held a spaghetti dinner for Can- cer, our local philanthropy, and was a great success, as was a big brother Wood- cutting outing. The pledges made chili for the hungry workers, a warm meal for a brisk autumn day. The guys cut trees, gals split it, and loaded/unloaded four cords of wood.
Alumnae of Phoenix had a dinner for Theta Omega women at the Continental Country Club.
For the first year on the East Strouds- burg State College campus, sororities and fraternities were paired together for Homecoming activities. With the help of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, Phi Beta built a float with the theme "The Wizard of Oz."
A gigantic rainbow adorned with mul- ticolored flowers was the highlight of the
float, and of the entire parade. Alpha Omicron Pi was represented by two of its sisters on the Homecoming Court, Donna Clewell and Victoria Newhart, added Kimberly Carson.
U. of Cal.—Davis
Davis Chi Alphas revved up for Fall Rush early by building Rush props during Spring quarter. Teamwork continued to shine into the summer Rush workshop, hailed as fun and inspirational by all. With a catch of 15 fantastic pledges—Chi Alpha's biggest pledge class—the chapter successfully wrapped up fall formal Rush. W endy Scott and Edie Jacobsen were the recipients of the Rush Award given to the most inspirational rusher.
One fall informal Rush function in- cluded a day trip to Sacramento for a piz- za splurge and a tour of the state capital.
Davis AOIIs kept busy Fall quarter with the Pledge Party that was a smash hit, a Halloween Party, our traditional dinner and exchange with our neighbor- ing fraternity the Phi Kappa Psi's, and In- tra-mural team sports, reported Traci Whitlock. Special events were the Pledge Retreat to Tahoe and our Parents' Club Luncheon in conjunction with our first Pledge Presents.
Roses and Snowballs will be the high- light of Davis AOLTs Winter quarter. From the excitement of dressing up in our finest for the annual Roseball to the fun and frolicking during a snow trip to Ta-
hoe friendships will grow as does that A0I1 spirit.
New additions to Chi Alpha's house in- clude a piano given by Parents' Club and a hanging stained glass window crafted and presented to the chapter by Janis Nel- son, president of Palo Alto Alumnae chapter.
U. of Washington
Sept. 8 found the AOIIs at Upsilon chapter moving back into the chapter house to prepare for rush. After two weeks of painting, smiling, setting up and talking, the AOIIs from the U of W had 16 new faces. The new pledges surprised the actives by sneaking during the second week of class, leaving the actives to fend for their dinner. Traveling Consultant Malinda Sharp visited the chapter early during the quarter.
A spirit of college loyalty is evident at Upsilon. Many women regularly attend the football games to watch the Huskies who are ranked very high in the national polls. We also have women turning out for crew, track, soccer, two members in the marching band and another involved in a language club, Paula Berkman added.
A house retreat was planned for the weekend of Oct. 16-17 at Hope Lodge on Stevens Pass. Other fall activities includ- ed a pledge dance, champagne breakfast with a fraternity, exchanges, pledge Hal- loween party and a pixie week during December.
Upsilon's new "Bye Bye Birdie" Skit
AOII chapter THETA
Freshly painted walls, vibrant new wallpapers and a decor that would rival the best of "House Beautiful" signaled the return of Theta chapter at DePauw Uni- versity.
With the unparalled support of the campus administration, Panhellenic and the InterFraternity Council, 43 colony members accepted the challenge to create a fresh image of AOII on the prestigious campus. The concensus of opinion from the colony members who represent 10 states is that AOII is the one sorority on campus which possesses the qualities nec- essary for unlimited success.
Rush teams from Kappa Alpha (Indi- ana State University, Beta Phi (Indiana University), Phi Upsilon (Purdue Univer- sity) and Iota (University of Illinois) as- sisted International President Ginger Banks and Vice-President of Develop- ment Peg Crawford with the festivities.
Executive Board member Kay Sutherlin and Regional Director Ann Gilchrist, both Theta alumnae, orchestrated all fac- ets of the re-colonization from yard duty, to cooking for 50, to supervision of con- struction and redecoration. Regional Rush Officer Jane Hamblin was on hand to make sure all skit participants were "in tune."
Coordinating last minute party details were JoAnne Gibbons of the Terre Haute alums, Pat Mottweiler and Sherry Brennen of Chicago, RD Sharon Miller
Sigma's active Mothers' Club. The annu- al Mothers' Tea, a time for chapter mem- bers to entertain and thank their support- ive mothers, was held in late October. All in attendance had a relaxing after- noon meeting one another and viewing a slide show featuring AOII activities.
As always, Sigma has enjoyed, and looks forward to, many fun-filled ex- changes. Along with the exchanges, for- mals provide AOIIs with a chance to step out together. The Fall Party, held at the elegant Maxwell's Plum in San Francis- co's Ghiradelli Square, was a hit with ev- eryone. Home football games were well attended by spirited Sigmas adorned in blue and gold. A large contingent of Sig- mas made the trip down to Los Angeles for the Cal-USC football game. They were able to spend the night at the Nu Lambda chapter and met many of its members. Football is so popular that AOII has its own intramural flag football team which fared very well during its fall season.
Sigma chapter prides itself in its philan- thropy program. A t this summer's Re- gional Meeting Sigma received the Ruby Fund Award. It is awarded to the chapter which contributes the most to the Ruby Fund to benefit AOIIs in need. Sigma President Joanne Thomas, Carol Whitlatch, and Renee Opell accepted the award at the conference.
LAMBDA TAU Northeast Louisiana
The Lambda Tau chapter of AOII at Northeast Louisiana University reached its quota of 45 pledges during its Rush Week held Aug. 16-20. Although only 43 collegians returned for Rush, Lambda Tau pledged the highest number of wom- en in its region. It was also a new record for the chapter.
Throughout the week, Lambda Tau hosted five parties: "Ice Water Tea," "Open House," " A l l That Jazz," "Snow White," and "Preference Party." The chapter considered " A l l That Jazz" the most fun and entertaining of the five.
Fashioned after the Broadway hit "All That Jazz," the party featured a nightclub setting complete with a stage show. By using song and dance routines, Lambda Tau has brought all that wonderful AOII jazz into the worlds of 45 new members, reported Sherry Lee.
The fall semester has kept Nu Lambda, University of Southern California very busy. Members returned to campus a week before classes began for a successful Rush Workshop arranged by Katy Keilty, rush chairman.
Preference invitations, which were dia- mond shaped with a stained glass rose in
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and, of course numerous Greencastle alumnae.
Formal pledging ceremonies were held Sept. 11, with Sunday, Sept. 12, chosen as the date to present the colony mem- bers at the Campus Reception. Carol Jackson of Indianapolis was in charge of the finishing touches f o r the reception which was well-attended by the other Greek groups and the administration alike.
Now under the guidance of Chapter Consultant Chris Carlson and Chapter Adviser Suzy Goin, Theta chapter prom- ises to be a dominant force in the future Greek life at DePauw University.
U of Cal—Berkeley
The 1982 school year is underway at Berkeley, and it promises to be an excit- ing one for Sigma chapter. The 32 wom- en who pledged AOII made Fall Rush ex- tremely successful, reported Karen Hashimoto. The pledge class, which in- cludes three legacies, has demonstrated enthusiasm and organization in all it has done.
Two events highlighted the Fall AOII calendar—presents and the Mothers' Tea. Parents, relatives, and friends of AOII en- joyed meeting the pledge class, and were treated to house tours given by active members, and refreshments prepared by
There's a fresh, new look at DePauw
the center, were the talk of the other so- rorities. Tricia Angerhofer spent many hours during the summer welding togeth- er the metal frames that encircled the glass. Chris Carlson, Traveling Consult- ant from Nebraska, was with the chapter during Rush. A l l hard work paid off when 35 women pledged the chapter. Rush culminated in a Rush Recognition Dinner to honor those who helped the chapter during this important time, in- cluding alumnae, parents, and Big Broth- ers, reported Lori Streifler.
In October, the entire chapter partici- pated in the USC Jog-a-thon, which is a fund-raising event held annually by USC to raise money for the school and various campus groups. Sirie Thongchua was in charge of organizing Nu Lambda for this event.
The annual Scholarship Dinner was held in October. Members were honored for high scholastic achievement and were encouraged to invite their favorite profes- sors to witness this event.
The fall P.A. was held at the home of Lori Streifler in Orange. The theme of the party was Wild West, Shots and Suds and everyone had a great time. The Christmas Formal was held on Dec. 2 at the beautiful Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Nu Lambda held its Big Brother Rush in October which culminated in a break- fast for the brothers. Many women also went through Little Sister Rush and be- came sisters at various fraternities.
The annual pledge retreat led by pledge trainer Gina Smith was held in Laguna BeachonOct.8and9atthehomeof member Tricia Angerhofer. The pledges got to know each other better and shared some good times during this fun-filled weekend.
U. of Mississippi
AOII Welcomes You Rushees See How We're Gonna Try To Show Y ou All The Things Here in AOFI . . .
Nu Beta began the 1982 fall semester with many verses such as this one. On Aug. 10, AOIIs arrived on the Ole Miss campus to begin preparing for their on- coming challenge-Rush. Everyone was dilligently practicing songs, rehearsing skits, and preparing props. When the time arrived, AOII was confident and ex- cited about their efforts. On Aug. 20, Nu Beta opened its doors to girls from all over the nation. After seven days of vari- ous parties, 54 girls pledged Alpha Omi- cron Pi. Rush workshop and rush had been a tremendous success. After Bid Day, the new pledges began their lives as AOIIs. Older members welcomed their new sisters with gifts and little notes dur- ing their first week.
Lelia Graf, philanthropy chairman, or- ganized a chapter Car Wash to raise money for the Diamond Jubilee Founda- tion. Lelia gathered buckets, sponges, and soap to aid the workers in the event. Nu Betas gathered at a local gas station for some hard labor which paid off with 51,000.00 to DJF.
October has been no exception for a hectic and fun-filled month. On Oct. 8 and 9, Nu Beta had a Chapter Retreat. The purpose of the retreat was an escape from the school routine. Besides the games and the bonfire, the weekend gave the pledges and other members the chance to become better acquainted. Liz House, chapter relations chairman, or- ganized the retreat.
Sports intramurals have always been an exciting aspect of campus life. Nu Betas have succeeded in flag football. The team was undefeated entering the play- offs. Volleyball was no exception. AOIIs overtook the court and won second place overall, reported Lynn Alvarado.
The greatest event in October was Homecoming. All efforts paid off when AOII was named the first place winner of the sorority division and second place winner overall on a display. A second honor for AOII was having Diane Jack- son chosen for Freshman Homecoming Maid.DianeisalsoamemberoftheUM Modeling Board. A n d last but not least, a Nu Beta member, Michele Frykholm, held a leading dance role in the Home- coming musical "Chicago."
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Phi Upsilon's Sally Batina is Purdue Universi- ty's Golden Girl, the feature twirler of the A1I- American Marching Band. Sally, a senior in retail management, is from Homewood, Illi- nois. She has been a Variety Band dancer as well as the captain of the All American Twirl- ing Corps in 1981 and 1982. Sally is a member of the 1981 Phi Upsilon pledge class. She cur- rently is holding the office of philanthropy chairperson and was AOITs homecoming queen candidate last fall.
PHI UPSILON Purdue
"AOII is Best" is the new theme at Phi Upsilon chapter at Purdue University.
Looking back to April, the AOII-EN combination made it to the finals in Pur- due's University Sing. After two months of dedicated practice, making it to the top six was quite worth the effort.
Alpha O's were also very active during this summer. At the Regional Leadership Conference held in Evansville, Ind., the Phi Upsilon women were the proud recip- ients of three awards: Most Improved Chapter, Pledging Quota during formal rush, and Reaching Chapter Limitations. Later in July, an AOII retreat was also a great success.
Thirty-eight pledges were initiated on Sept. 27, after putting a lot of time and effort into their serenades, philanthropic project and walk-out. The chapter had had two Ruby-A winners: Jennifer Jones and Danita Lowes, both with straight A's. Phi Upsilon women helped with rush at DePauw's Theta chapter, which is in the process of recolonizing.
The chapter is paired with the men of Phi Gamma Delta in Purdue's 15th Boiler Bouts boxing tournament to help raise money for the United Way.
Phi Upsilon also is looking forward to the first annual AOII Fall Fly-Away For- mal. The winning couple, chosen by a drawing held at midnight, will spend a fun-filled weekend at Disney World, added Heidi Hoyles and Jennifer Cameron.
OMICRON PI U of Michigan
Omicron Pi chapter has received funds to redecorate its first floor and most of the work is complete—and looking great, reported Mary Jane Hogan.
The TV room and living rooms have been switched and a search is on for a baby grand piano.
Members, too, are looking for momen- tos, trophies and composites, etc., that were taken when the chapter closed in 1973. The items can be sent back to the chapter at any time.
SIGMA OMICRON Arkansas State
The Sigma Omicron chapter at ASU in Jonesboro reports a pledge class of 33. Rush was held during the last week-end of August so as not to interfere as much with classroom activities.
We had five parties for the rushees each with different themes. Our favorite was "ROSE QUEEN," a river-boat theme.
AOLTs placed third in the recent Pi Kap- pa Alpha chapter's "Little Olympics" in order to raise money for their philanthro- py. All of the sororities participated. Many different events were held such as the wheelbarrow races, tug-o-war, and the egg-drop. There was one catch, most of these events were held in the mud.
Three members were in running for Homecoming Queen: Christy Satterfield, Cindy King, and Karen Commer.
Recently the chapter held a "PUNK ROCK" dance. In order to attend every- one had to dress as a new-wave charac- ter. Some of the outfits the women came up with were really a sight to see. Some even painted their hair purple (it did come out, however). Next on the social agenda was a public dance in November in order to raise money for the Rose Ball which was again held at the Peabody Ho- tel in Memphis, Tenn. on Dec. 3, added Terri Ashford.
ALPHA THETA Coe College
The Alpha Theta chapter got the 1982- 1983 school year off to a start with a month of rush preparations. After all of our long and hard working hours, the day finally arrived, reported Heidi Buss. Rush was only four days long but it went by so fast that the next thing that hap- pened was we were all waiting at mid- night to find out who are pledges would be. We now have 17 pledges.
The fall also brought exciting news to the chapter. Alpha Theta was awarded the "Most Improved Chapter in 81-82" at Regional Meeting last summer. It also stressed scholarship last year and by the
end of the year Alpha Theta had risen up to one of the highest grade point averages of all of the sororities and fraternities on campus.
Philanthropy continued to grow this year. The chapter sponsored weekend bowling for Celebral Palsy.
Andi Frazier, Kappa Alpha, was named Homecoming Queen at Indiana State University.
Cal. State—Long Beach
"We go together like rama lama lama kadinky dinky dong. Remember forever like shoup de wada wada yippity boom de boom." These were a part of our AOII Soda Pop Shoppe day of rush.
Our version of Grease topped off the day. Other day themes included AOII Friendship, Western Days and a lovely August Garden Party, reported Suzanne Elken.
"Rush was the best, especially when we pledged 22 new fantastic women," said Rush Chairperson Lynetta W alker.
"Hut 1, Hut 2, Hike!" Lambda Beta was ready for the annual Kappa Sigma Powderpuff Football Tournament. The NFL may not be ready for the women, but it was a Saturday filled with spirit and fun!
The pledge retreat proved a success as the pledges, pledge committee and pledge trainer, Kathy Murray, spent the night at Kathy's home.
An extremely spirited event was Moth- ers' Dinner. About 100 people attended.
Agatha Christie had us all on the edge of our seats, as we held our annual play benefit, "Ten Little Indians." The fund- raiser was a great success as we raised
over $1,000 for various philanthropies, including Arthritis Research, Suzanne said.
KAPPA ALPHA Indiana State
Kappa Alpha chapter at Indiana State University is starting off the year with a bang, brains and beauty!!
ISU's AOII women have been up to their halos with activities!!! Besides the usual rush preparations, Kappa Alpha held a rush weekend workshop with Sig- ma Iota and assisted with the recoloniza- tion of Theta chapter at DePauw Univer- sity, a wonderful experience!
CART-A-THON came next . . . This year was the fourth year that AOII has co-sponsored the fund raiser with Alpha Tau Omega fraternity for—Arthritis Re- search and Special Olympics. It was termed "a great success" by Christy Hoe- ing, who chaired the event.
But social activities weren't the only thing Kappa Alpha was into . . . At the all sorority meeting, Kappa Alpha's Spring Pledges were proud to have the highest GPA on Campus.
Several members were initiated into the Order of Omega, a greek honorary based on scholarship and activities. They were Jennifer Franklin, Andi Frazier, Carol Oxford, Christy Hoeing, Liz Cole and Diann Melick, and our very own Laurie Allen is the current president.
Pledges were in on the act as well, as Tiffany Skaggs and chapter member Julie Porter were elected to serve on Junior Union Board.
Campus Calendars, an annual fund raiser, Kappa Alpha sponsors each year went well under the supervision of chair- man Sue Ann Butts. And as an extra treat, this year's new addition was the I I Guy Calendar Poster. Applications for nice looking young men were received from all over campus, but only a lucky nine were chosen. This being the first year for the poster, the tradition is off to a good start.
Rush for Kappa Alpha was extremely successful as the chapter was the only so- rority out of the ten on campus to pledge quota and reach chapter limitation. Nine- teen women have joined in the fall activi- ties with great enthusiasm.
Homecoming has kept AOIIs busy since the actual start of school. This year's pairing with Phi Delta Theta was a favorite, with the theme for float being "ISU-Tick Tock Tough". The AOII float was a Swiss clock, supervised by Laurie Allen and the hard work paid off with a first place trophy.
The year's Homecoming was topped off with the coronation of Kappa Alpha's own Andi Frazier, as ISU's Homecoming Queen.
ALPHA GAMMA Washington State
As fall set in on Pullman, the AOIIs of Washington State University were as en- thusiastic as ever. A rush, led by Sharon Dinning and Michelle McCarty, brought 32 new pledges to the house. Together the chapter placed first in the annual Sig- ma Alpha Epsilon Olympic Games (a competition between WSU sororities with events such as the bread toss, water pass, relay race, and skit and chant contests). Other fall activities included the house dance and Haunted House for philan- thropy, which was a combined effort this year with the SAE fraternity.
The chapter recognized Renee Hor- lacher and Kitty Byrne on their recent D i - amond Jubilee Foundation scholarship awards, and Janine Demerschman, who received the Collegiate Leadership Award at the Leadership Conference held last summer in Bozeman, Mont., added Betsy Bushey.
DELTA UPSILON Duke University
October was one busy month for the Delta Upsilon chapter! The social calen- dar was filled with all sorts of activities from post football game cookouts with the Kappa Sigs to an informal dance with a band and from ice cream study breaks to a Monte Carlo night with all sorts of mischief and fun!
In addition to social events, however, we have also been planning fund-raising activities for the Arthritis Foundation, added Linda Worton. The members sold bagels on the weekends. We also planned a super Halloween party planned for the children's ward of a local hospital, com- plete with ghosts and goblins, tricks and treats and lots of laughs for the children.
Delta Upsilons are always on the go for every event. For Homecoming, they sold mums on the quad in a further effort to raise still more for the Arthritis Founda- tion. There's an A0I1 for every occasion!
EPSILON ALPHA Penn. State
"New York, New York" was Epsilon Alpha's theme for fall Rush, right down to the glittering top hats and tails worn by the cast of the mini-musical, "The Lit- tle Rushee."
Being the "new girls on the block" at Penn State gave the chapter an added- incentive to make sure Rush went smoothly.
Since Epsilon Alpha was re-chartered last spring, we have been very conscious of the fact that many eyes have been
watching us to see if it is true that "this new sorority" really is special, said Jean Wyckoff. And thanks to our rush chair- person, Jan Kovarick, Traveling Consult- ant Amy Forsythe, and our alumnae who are so generous with their time and tal- ents, we not only survived our first for- mal Rush, but also found 30 new pledges among the 800 rushees, whose enthusi- asm and ideals match our own.
Cart-A-Thon, a fund raiser for Kappa Alpha chapter with Alpha Tau Omega fraternity for Arthritis and Special Olympics—playing bas- ketball in shopping carts at Indiana State University.
U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Phi Delta had a successful fall rush in which AOn won the hearts of rushees and welcomed six pledges to the sister- hood.
Fall rush began with a Panhellenic Membership Meeting where all sorority women were able to meet all the rushees at a very casual reception style gathering. Each sorority displayed memorabilia, magazines, and awards. The membership meeting was a success in many ways, but mostly in showing the rushees that all the UWM sororities work well together in making rush a success and in promoting Greek life on a commuter campus. AOLL Jane Rudolf is Panhellenic President this year.
The rushees enjoyed the casual relaxed way in which the chapter communicated sisterhood at its first party.
Phi Delta's formal party was Prefer- ence. It is always held in a beautiful man- sion which was patterned after a grand Scottish castle on Lake Michigan.
The interior is splendidly regal and cre- ates an aura of warmth. Phi Delta choose this fine mansion because it enhances the sincerity and warmth that we share for each other, explained Linda Moore. The rushees sensed this sisterhood we share.
Chocolate chip cookies! Brownies! Candy! Cheese & crackers! Doesn't that list make your hungry?
A lot of Miami freshmen were hungry until AOIIs delivered "care packages" to them which were full of all the previously stated goodies. Omega's philanthropy chairperson, Bobbie Smith, did terrific job in developing this new philanthropy project.
No sooner had the freshmen arrived at Miami when their parents received a let- ter from Bobbie offering our services of preparing and delivering packages of goodies to their offspring while at the same time allowing them the opportunity to help a good cause. The response was overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of these parents, Omega was able to raise over $1500 for the Arthritis Foundation, reported Sue Reinel.
Omega won one of the most respected Greek Week award—the Sportsmanship Award. In addition to this coveted award, Omega captured 3rd place in this year's Greek Week under the direction Greek Week Chairperson Janet Icke.
But the winning doesn't stop there. AOn Chris Wikoff was a member of Mi- ami's 1982 Homecoming Court. In addi- tion, the AOn—Delta Tau Delta— Delta Upsilon float was a crowd pleaser and a winner of 2nd place with the leadership of Float Chairperson Katie Hanks.
GAMMA OMICRON U. of Florida
AOIIs are brand new in '82. Gamma Omicrons came back in the fall to a beau- tifully redecorated chapter house, thanks to the alumnae.
Another new addition to the house is a new house mother, Nelle Stewart. "Mom Nelle" is from Valdosta, Ga. Her enthusi- asm and AOII spirit is a bright spot in the chapter.
Fall rush was huge success. Gamma Omicron has 35 new pledges. Pledge trainer Cathy Adams has improved the pledge program, and helped get the pledges involved in campus and commu- nity activities.
One of the pledge activities was collect- ing money for the United Way before a
football game. They also held a sweet- heart rush, and selected four men from various fraternities.
Homecoming wouldn't be complete without the annual AOII alumnae brunch. Maria Rodriguez planned to get alumnae from all over the state to attend. After the brunch, they attended the homecoming football game.
With new faces, a new housemother, and a bright new look, Gamma Omicron will be number one in '82.
THETA PSI U. of Toledo
When winter quarter '82 arrived, Theta Psi chapter was ready to go. After an ex- tremely successful rush during the fall, 17 new members were initiated in February.
Valentine's Day was celebrated with a winter formal.
Hard work and studying were primary concerns of Theta Psi during the winter as the chapter strived for a high GPA, a major goal of the chapter.
Winter quarter was also a time of in- volvement for Theta Psi as the Northwest Ohio office of the Arthritis Foundation had its annual tennis tournament. AOIls passed out programs and worked at the reception before the tournament. Tennis stars such as Tracy Austin, John Austin and Hie Nastase competed.
Upon the arrival of spring quarter, Theta Psi continued to get involved on campus. Many AOIIs volunteered as workers and donors for a blood drive at the U of T student union.
Sisters of AOII can be found just about everywhere at U of T. Deborah Cheese- man is the president of the Panhellenic Council. AOIIs are members of student senate, various committees and numer- ous honorary and service societies.
A visit by Peg Crawford, Vice Presi- dent/Development, was very inspiring as she told the chapter about her experiences in AOII. The initiation of four new mem- bers was another exhilarating time for Theta Psi.
Next on the chapter's agenda was Songfest competition. After weeks of practice, the AOIIs pulled off a fourth place finish. Outshining this was the awarding of the City Panhellenic Schol- arship Cup to AOII for the second year in a row! The award is given to the sorority that has the most improved scholarship. Theta Psi once again had the highest GPA on campus! The high point of Spring Week activities for Theta Psi was AOII's Second Annual Hawaiian Happen- ing dance held at a local nightclub. This event which consisted of dancing, leis and various competitions raise more than $1000 for the Arthritis Foundation.
It wasn't all work and no play for The- ta Psi spring quarter. AOIIs enjoyed two
Date Nights. The first was a Big-Little Fix Up where each big sister arranged a date for her little sister. Then the couples broke up into groups. Each group was given a polaroid camera and an incredi- ble assignment. They were to have their picture taken at 15 unusual locations in the Toledo area. The group that had the most correct photos was awarded a prize.
Even as summer arrived, Theta Psi was planning its annual softball tournament for the Arthritis Foundation in July, re- ported Mary Fay Metzner.
"Follow Your Dreams . . . " was the battle cry of the chapter during fall quar- ter 1982, as the chapter pursued its dream of another successful rush. Coming out of a very intensive Rush Retreat in August, the sisters of Theta Psi had RUSH FEVER!
Rush Chairman, Laura Kane initiated a spark of excited enthusiasm that quickly spread throughout the chapter. When formal rush finally arrived in September, Theta Psi did a magnificent job and, on a bleak autumn afternoon, things were suddenly made very bright by the pres- ence of 24 pledges! Once again Theta Psi had achieved the quota forrush atUT.
U. of Nebraska
A successful rush this fall was just the beginning for the Zeta chapter at the Uni- versity of Nebraska at Lincoln. The chapter took quota once again with 33 new pledges. The '50s theme added to the excitement of rush week with the "AOII Soda Pop Shop" and songs such as "Greek is the Word" and "Born to Greek Life."
After rush, the chapter found out it had one of the top grade point averages on campus with a 3.207. Four women re- ceived a 4.0 last semester and were recog- nized along with others at the Scholar- ship Banquet, explained Sherri Steffen.
Another big event was the 5th annual Rock-a-Thon for arthritis. The chapter members rocked continuously for 48 hours on the front lawn of the house. Stacey Sheridan, poster child for the Ar- thritis Foundation, rocked with the AOIIs during the football game. A new addition was added this year by moving the rock- ing chairs to the front steps of the Capital Building in Lincoln. Cindy Scobie, phi- lanthropy chairperson, reported a total of $2,500 raised, which was over $1,000 more than last year's total. The Universi- ty of Nebraska credited the AOIIs with outstanding recognition by awarding them the AUF—All University Fund Award for raising the most money for their philanthropy.
Another outstanding honor was re- ceived by an AOII this year. Barb Seckman, a junior and chapter parlia-
mentarian, was a finalist for Homecom- ing Queen. For three years in a row, an AOII has been a finalist representing the campus.
Tau Omicrons Brenda McKenna and Karen Sanders clean up after a meal during Rush camp at Chickasaw State Park.
U. of Tennessee—Martin
All roads led to Chickasaw State Park as the members of Tau Omicron geared up for Rush '82. Lake Lajoie Group Camp was the setting for all the activities that took place during the retreat.
Each member arrived bearing carefully orchestrated costumes for a new Carr.elot skit, which was on the AOII agenda.
President Leslie Haywood and Rush Chairman Valerie James held the reins of leadership for two and a half days of re- hearsal of songs and skits by 45 enthusi- astic collegians. A l l were anticipating re- turning to the University of Tennessee at Martin for the unveiling of the new, greatly enlarged, and completely redeco- rated lodge.
Hopes were high as carefully laid plans paid off. After a week filled with the hard work and fun of Rush, Tau Omicron reached quota and pledged 28 women.
UTM Homecoming was Oct. 23 and the chapter joined with the men of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity in building a homecoming float.
Trick-or-treating for UNICEF and a Big Sis-Little Sis outing to the local haunted house were two of the plans for Hallow- een night. Planned on Nov. 13 was the Fall Social. Characters from "Annie," " A Chorus Line," and from the streets of New York itself were on hand as the chapter celebrates "AOIIs on Broadway", reported Edith Murphy.
BETA EPSILON Bemidji State
1982-1983 looks like it's going to be a promising year for Beta Epsilon chapter at Bemidji State University. Enthusiasm is abounding.
Everyone was refreshed after the sum- mer months and our first Fall meeting was full of zeal, reported Angela Sinn. Our major goal was to pay off our Na- tional debt of over $500. We did this within three weeks. This year we plan to concentrate more on the Arthritis Foun- dation. We have guests come in and talk to us about AF at many of our meetings.
The chapter is looking forward to Founders' Day, Feb. 6, at the chapter house. (All alumnae are invited, for in- formation please contact Nancy Budney.)
University of Illinois
What a semester! the Iotas began the school year by taking a pledge class of 45. Rush was highlighted by a rainbow theme this year, and with the guidance of Kerri Molnar and Assistant Annette Gul- ley everything ran smoothly.
In September Iota took the show on the road to help the DePauw chapter with its recolonization. Congratulations to Theta colony and its new pledges.
The chapter is proud to announce it is now the second largest chapter (142 strong) out of the 23 sororities at the UI campus. It has had three members on Mortar Board, and numerous members on Phi Kappa Phi, Bronze Tablet, Beta Alpha Psi, Torch, Wa-Na-See, Sachem, and Atius honoraries.
Susan Alcorn was named one of the Ten Outstanding Greeks on campus. On the Panhellenic Executive Council, IOTAs include Julie Pfeiffer, external vice president, and Linda Jo Hoekstra, editor of the Illini Greek Newspaper. Joan Stumpf is public relations chairwoman of Junior Panhel. The chapter also is repre- sented on many Panhel committees and in numerous all-campus groups.
During the summer, alumnae remod- eled the kitchen and reupholstered the living furniture just in time for rush. The coat room also was improved, and the rushees loved it.
Last spring Iota held an Easter egg hunt for handicapped children in the area; danced the night away at "Southern Nights," the spring formal, and then sur- vived finals week! During July members met for Greek Reunion and caught up on everyone's lonely summer.
Homecoming weekend brought many alumnae back to campus for Illini foot- ball and parties, but the group that really enjoyed football was the dads. Iotas host-
ed a party for the dads after the game and they were still going strong late into the night.
Laura Klein helps Sandy Voss with her nametag during Iota Sigma's preference night, Fall Rush 1982.
IOTA SIGMA Iowa State
Iota Sigma has 22 brand new smiling faces this year: Eighteen beautiful pledg- es, Fran and Liz, our wonderful house parents; Katy Tippen, our marvelous cook, and Diana Terens, a transfer from Coe College.
With so many members this year, there is an AOn on nearly every campus organ- ization. Sandy Voss is a general co-chair for the IFC-PANHEL blood drive and Nancy Klindt is the Panhel senator for the Government of the Student Body.
Cathi Adams and Lisa Marquart are on the Campus Chest committee which is a fundraising organization to raise money for charities in the Ames community, Beth Oberhouser is the sports co-editor for the Iowa State University Y earbook, and Deb Ubl is in Orcheses, a dance com- pany.
Cathy Adams, Tami Catron and Deb Pullin are all on the Homecoming com- mittee, and Angela Caldwell, one of our new pledges, is one of the only two Iowa State students in the production of "The Nutcracker."
Recently, Tami Catron was appointed as a co-chair for promotions on the Veishea committee, and Cathi Adams was selected to serve on Greek Week cen- tral as a publicity co-chair.
Lisa Modjeski is a football recruiter, and Deb Lorimor is on the Contemporary Concerts Committee.
Each woman in the house had her own individual activities this fall, but the bond of AOII brought everyone together for campus events, sisterhood functions and house parties, said Cathi Adams.
Derby Days was a smashing success. AOII took home first place honors over- all for the second year in a row under the leadership of Laura Anderson and Carol W ee.
Jenny Powell planned a fantastic fall house party, "New York, New York."
NU OMICRON Vanderbilt
Both brains and beauty make up the Nu Omicron chapter! Not only did it rank first in scholarship last semester, but three sisters were nominated for Home- coming Queen (by the University Choir, Phi Kappa Sig fraternity and the chap- ter).
The semester began with rush led by Claire Cooper. The chapter pledged 11 upperclasswomen. The pledges have since been extremely busy, as each class planned a separate week of activities for them.
The Pro Celebrity Golf Tournament, the chapter's philanthropy project, was a success as well. Thanks to Kathy Smith, we all had lots of fun helping out at the tournament, as well as catching glimpses of the well-known stars playing the course. We look forward to our campus lasagna dinner whose proceeds also will go to the Arthritis Foundation, reported Sara Gill
"In-the-Dark," our mystery date party, began Nu Omicron's social calendar. Along with fall break and Homecoming, the chapter planned a Wild West Fall Party.
Finally, after a grueling season and su- per coaches, Nu Omicron placed third in intramural football. Krissy Phuala was credited for a great job of organizing, as well as playing on the winning team.
University of Minnesota
Oh what a rush! T au chapter proudly welcomed 33 new pledges under its wheat sheaf in late September.
Pam W atson received the chapter's award for the best rusher. Rush Chair Michelle Falink and her assistant, Shelly Williams, and Pledge Trainer Anne Cra- craft led the pledges back to the house with the new AOII flag created by Shelly and her sister, Shannon Williams. In ad- dition to welcoming its pledges, AOIIs greeted overall Panhellenic Rush Onsight Coordinator Cheryl Oulicky and rush
counselors, Annette Thompson, Lourie Mashuga and Cheryl Sutton.
During the summer some twenty AOIls and friends raised money for the Arthritis Foundation in an unusual way. A rock concert promoted as the Great Northern Picnic featured the music of Duran Duran, Sussman Lawrence, The Greg Kiln Band, Elvis Costello and Blondie. Each person was paid an hourly wage and worked from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. They sold T-shirts, hats and pins. Regular con- cert admission was $16, so Tau was also able to do some free rockin.
Homecoming activities with A T O and a busy academic schedule can be a bit overwhelming. Scholarship Chair Laurie Kinney sent letters to pledges' parents shortly after school began. Laurie, an en- gineering major, a member of the Uni- versity of Minnesota danceline, and an active participant in homecoming, is a fine example of how a demanding aca- demic schedule, extra-curricular activities and a social schedule can be combined into a collegian's lifestyle. Homecoming Chair Laurie Mashuga also sets a fine ex- ample for pledges in a similar way.
just moved into a house in August on the Lexington campus which helped make rush successful. For many of the women rush was a totally new experience, having never been on either side of it before.
Other activities which have kept the young chapter busy have been intramu- rals such as tug-o-war and flag football. In the Sigma Chi Derby in which the Kappa Omega pledge class placed 7th out of 13 overall and 1st in the deck-a-pledge event.
Also, in September the pledges began the first annual "W atermelon Bust" which invited all sorority pledges to par- ticipate in such events as pass the life- saver on a toothpick, orange pass under the chin, and a water balloon toss.
One of the biggest thrills Kappa Ome- ga chapter received was when they learned during rush week that it was sec- ond on campus in overall grade point av- erage.
Mary Forsythe, president of Kappa Omega, held the first annual AOLI Presi- dents' Tea in early October. Formal invi- tations were extended to all sorority pres- idents, the Panhellenic president and Panhellenic advisor. This was the first opportunity for many of the guests to see new Kappa Omega chapter house. Nancy Spires, visiting the chapter for the week on her CC tour, helped serve coffee and punch (a newly added role of a CC!)
SIGMA R H O Slippery Rock
A cruise aboard the S.S. AOI1 was the theme of Sigma Rho's formal rush this se- mester. Captain Stubing, Vickie, Julie, Gopher, Doc, and Isaac all greeted the rushees as they boarded the "ship." A lot of dedication and hard work went into rush and, as a result, the chapter boasts another great pledge class, including a student from Sweden!
The hard work did not end after rush! The next weekend was homecoming and, for the fourth year in a row, Sigma Rho has had a sister on the Homecoming Court. The sisters pulled together to work on a float with the brothers of Phi Sigma Epsilon, plan a tea for alumnae, friends, and parents, and practice cheer- ing f o r the "Yell Like Hell" contest at the pep rally, said Jeanne Westervelt.
The semester moves on and so does Sigma Rho. In the future it will be partic- ipating in a Bowl-A-Thon for a philan- thropy fund raiser.
The sisters are proud of their many ac- ademic and scholastic achievements. W e hold the highest Q.P.A. in the Greek sys- tem. Kim Clements received a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship award, and Laurie Mayhan has been elected scholarship chairman on the campus Panhellenic Council, added Jeanne.
K O s adopt grandparents
Can you imagine having 75 granddaughers? Well, Bernice Wiley and William Miller, of Lexington, Ky, do. Kappa Omega chapter re- cently "adopted" the pair as chapter grandparents. Both live at Lexington Manor Nursing Home and have no family currently living in Kentucky.
In a short time, the women of Kappa Omega have become very at- tached to their "grandparents" and have spent a lot of time visiting them at the Nursing Home.
The senior couple have a supply flowers, cards, jigsaw puzzles, photo album, cookies and fruit baskets. "But, the best part is not what we have given them but what they have given us—their love, and they have so much to give," one member re- plied.
Kappa Omega is very excited to have this opportunity to share itself with these wonderful people who only want someone to care about them.
DELTA PI Central Missouri
Formal rush, held the first week of school, started off another highly suc- cessful year for Delta Pi chapter. As in years past, the women met with the chal- lenge of taking quota and took 20 new pledges. Also this year, there were a few tears of joy as any of our alumnae joined chapter members in formal rush.
From the moment they crossed the threshold into AOLI, Delta Pi's pledges were ready and willing to work for the fraternity. They helped by participating in homecoming and intramurals. Pledge Tea, sponsored by the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon, was another event that was en- joyed. Delta Pi pledges delighted the Sig Eps by singing a new song they had writ- ten especially f o r the tea.
Coke dates are a new addition to our very busy schedule. However, the Delta Pis don't mind because it is time to spend with a sister. Everyone's name is put into a hat and drawn out. Then, sometime during the week you ask your coke date out for a coke, to study, or just to spend time with her. Each sister loves the spe- cial attention and the time to get to know one another better.
Our homecoming candidate for this year was Cindy Fox, reported Cindy Sippel. Hanging posters and passing out flyers for a week helped, because on elec-
Aon DAVID LEVY
In September, Kappa Omega chapter at the University of Kentucky became famous in Lex- ington after its picture was published on the cover of "Campus T V and Cable Mag.'' The story was the idea of one of the.chapter's new pledges, Marci Levine. The magazine gave a brief synopsis of how the year-old chapter came to U.K.and some of the events it would be doing during the fall.
KAPPA OMEGA U. of Kentucky
The sisters of Kappa Omega proudly ended their first year together with a highly successful formal rush—adding 26 new women to the sisterhood. Members
tion day the nervous women got a phone call to say that Cindy had been elected to the top ten women of Central Missouri State University.
Rock-A-Thon V I , Delta Pi's annual event to raise money for arthritis, was set for Oct. 22 and 23. As in years past, the mayor of Warrensburg, president of CMSU, and chapter sponsor "Dad" Postlethwait rocked for the first hour. Taking over from there, the Delta Pis rocked for a full 24 hours at the court house and during the football game. This event, the highlight of fall term, encour- ages the AOIIs at Central Missouri State University to look forward to the rest of the year.
ALPHACHI Western Kentucky
Hard work, spirit, and involvement have really paid off for the Alpha Chi chapter at Western Kentucky University. In June, at regional conference, Alpha Chi's Linda Davidson was honored as the region's Outstanding AOII. Other awards received by the chapter include recogni- tion for pledging quota, retaining ceiling, financial management, scholarship pro- gram and chapter relations program.
AOLIs began the fall semester by reach- ing quota, again this year, and gaining 32 new pledges! They have been busy plan- ning philanthropic activities and their first pledge retreat showed them real AOII sisterhood, reported Angie Schieman. The Annual Alum Mum Luncheon was also a success!
Alpha Chi members participated in the Annual Girl Scout Sleep-In at Bowling Green mall as well as a Halloween Party conducted with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bowling Green.
Several Alpha Chis helped to spread their enthusiasm to the Pi Alpha colony during its formal rush at the University of Louisville.
Homecoming was a special time at W.K.U. Donna Sharp and Becky Woods represented AOIL as homecoming queen candidates. Highlights of homecoming week were a pre-game brunch, along with float building, and a banner contest, which earned the chapter a second place award.
Alpha Chis began the fall on top by placing first in Kappa Delta W ashboard Jamboree for the second consecutive year. The chapter also participated in Sigma Nu Powderpuff Football Competi- tion and Chi Omega's November Non- sense!
PHI SIGMA Kearney State
The 6th annual Rocking Chair Mara- thon for the Arthritis Foundation was
held in the fall. The women of Phi Sigma rocked for 72 hours and earned more than $1,800. Phi Sigma was the first chapter to start Rocking Chair Marathon in 1976.
One Phi Sigma, Penny Lu Hiller, was chosen by the student body of Kearney State College to be the 1982 Homecoming Queen. Penny holds the office of second vice president chapter relations. She is the captain of the Kearney State Spirit Squad and a student Ambassador for the president of the college, reported Cheryl Gustafson.
treasurer of Z-Club for three years. Shar- on Haynes and Diane O'Donnell are the new members, and Diane follows Lisa Bliss and Jan Sophianopoulos as treasur- er. Z-Club is an honorary of 12 women from the freshman class based on scholar- ship, leadership and service to the com- munity. Lambda Sigma also won the Z- Night skit competition.
Lambda Sigma participated in rush at Delta Phi, the University of South Caro- lina. It sent 30 women and the entertain- ment group for four days. Immediately following, the chapter started its own rush under the leadership of Laurette Speir and received 63 pledges.
The chapter geared up for Homecom- ing with its Pi Kappa Alpha. Three Lambda Sigmas were Homecoming repre- sentatives: Terri Schnatmeier, sponsored by AOII; Kim Smith, sponsored by Sigma Nu, and Kefe Ford, sponsored by Pi Kap- pa Alpha.
KAPPA DELTA Wright State
Toss a dime into a beer mug and you keep the mug!!! These were the words that hung above the AOII booth at Octo- ber Daze '82, WSU's annual fall festival. The Kappa Deltas made a sizeable profit from the event.
Preceding their return to Wright State this fall, the Kappa Deltas had a fun- filled summer. The Dayton Alumnae chapter helped out tremendously by or- ganizing rush workshops, a picnic en- joyed by the collegians and their families, and a salad supper, said Kathy Shakro.
KAPPA PI Ohio Northern
The AOLIs at Ohio Northern started off a busy 1982 by installing new officers. Socially, the chapter had many theme parties including a '50s party, an Air Band-Punk party with the Theta Chis, and a Pajama party with the Phi Mu Deltas.
Lambda Sigma was picked Sorority of the Year by Kappa Sigma fraternity at the Univer- sity of Georgia.
LAMBDA SIGMA U. of Georgia
After a super spring quarter and fall rush, the sisters and pledges of Lambda Sigma are gearing up for a big year.
Spring quarter was a great time for us with the election of Lynn Akins as Pan- hellenic president. Lynn is the first Lambda Sigma president ever on the campus of the University of Georgia. The AOIIs at Georgia also won Tau Kappa Epsilon Hairy Dog Spirit Drive and the Kappa Sigma Sorority of the Year award. This is based on scholarship, activities and achievements on campus, and Lamb- da Sigma is proud to have it reside in the house once again.
We are so proud of many outstanding AOII women on campus, exclaimed Di- ane O'Donnell. This year Kefe Ford is the Pi Kappa Alpha Dream Girl; Kim Smith is the first recipient of the Sigma Nu Trisha Tidwell memorial award, given to an outstanding little sister, and Lisa Bliss is on the Kappa Sigma Sweetheart Court. Kim Smith is also first runner up in the Miss UGA pageant, reported Diane O'Donnell.
Z-Club tapped two Lambda Sigmas into membership. We also have had the
As spring emerged so did the AOLls, Spring Rose Formal 1982 was held in Co- lumbus, Ohio, a night filled with good food and dancing.
After an informal rush, KII pledged six new pledges who this fall became six new sisters.
Sue Wilson, a fifth year pharmacy stu- dent, was chosen as Outstanding Greek Woman. Through hard work and dili- gence KII was victorious during Greek Week and placed first overall. The Kappa Psi car rally, Phi Mu Delta talent show and Greek Sing were first place stepping stones to a well earned Greek Week Trophy.
A volleyball-athon was held for the Arthritis Foundation and other fraterni- ties and sororities challenged K I I during its 12-hour vigil.
Fall rush began and KLTs formal rush parties engineered by Rush Co-Chairmen Sandy Steahly and Barb Black were the best K I I has ever had and successfully tapped eight pledges.
Many more AOII activities are planned for the 1982-1983 school year to continue
phan Annie as a freshman who feels con- fused by Rush and college life in general, reported Sherry Moore.
U of North Alabama
The last school year was a busy one for Alpha Kappa.
Its intramural teams were among the best on campus with AK's football team placing second in the gal's division and the basketball team earning a spot in the play-offs.
The chapter participated in many ac- tivities on campus. It placed third in both the Popular and Original categories in Step-Sing with a routine arranged and choreographed by Julia Andersen. Dur- ing Sigma Chi's Derby Days, AK placed second in the Sorority Stack, and also placed several times in the relays. Lee May and Sharron Willet were representa- tives in the talent show; and Sharron tied for first place. Chele Foote choreo- graphed a great routine to the theme from The Wiz for us to do in the chorus line competition. Robin French was third runner-up for UNA's 1982 Spring Fling Queen. Three AKs, Lee May, Kathy Long, and Kay Thigpen, took the top three places in the women's division of the Silly SuperStars relays, added Lisa Harris.
Alpha Kappa's Sharron Willet was se- lected to serve as a Rush Counselor at Rush last fall. Sharron is also the vice president of UNA's Panhellenic Council.
Many A K s have been recognized for their outstanding scholarship, service, and leadership on campus during the past year. Janet Thigpen received recognition for her outstanding grades at the Panhel- lenic Banquet. Lisa Harris was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and the Society For Collegiate Journalists
Alpha Kappa members left to right, Lee May, Lisa Harris, Chele Foote, Sharron Willet and Kathy Long show off fraternity shirts.
our never ending m otto of emphasized Elizabeth Barton.
KAPPA OMICRON Southwestern at Memphis
The sisters of Kappa Omicron ended the spring term successfully but with a few mixed feelings, when they had to say goodbye and good luck to many graduat- ing seniors who were very dear.
At the Mother/Daughter Banquet in late May, awards and gifts were given out to the seniors in appreciation for all they had done for the chapter. Earlier the entire school had recognized three AOIIs who had achieved excellence in their studies. Jean McPherson, a graduating senior, received the Award for Excellence in Biology, while Paula Millirons, a new initiate, received a Freshman Studies Award, and Kat Yarbrough, also a new initiate, was presented with a Political Science Award.
In addition to academics, Kappa Omi- crons were as active as ever in such events as the AOII Alum/Collegiate Cookout, an AOII Masquerade Party, the campus Renaissance Festival, a Riverboat Dance, and a carnival held to raise mon- ey for the Arthritis Foundation. The car- nival successfully coincided with Rites of Spring, a campus-wide event that cele- brates spring with a picnic, games, and a live band. The KOs raised several hun- dred dollars.
During the spring term, the chapter also prepared for fall's Rush with com- mittee meetings, a Rush Workshop, and tryouts for the Rush Skit. The skit was based on the musical Annie, with the or-
had a busy
and elected Secretary/Historian to the SCJ.
Alpha Sigma Lambda also has several AKs in its membership, including Chele Foote, Carol Gundlach, Lee May, Cheryl Cantrell, and Robin French who serves as its vice president.
Members of our chapter are also in- volved in a variety of leadership posi- tions on campus. Robin French is a Gold- en Girl (official hostesses for UNA). Barbara Lynn is the president of Circle K . Cheryl Cantrell is the Business Manager of the Flor-Ala (campus newspaper). Lee May is active on the Debate Team. And Lisa Harris is the Associate Editor of the Flor-Ala and treasurer of the French Club.
KAPPATAU Southeastern Louisiana
Kappa Taus from SLU in Louisiana held their Rush during the end of August. The chapter reported success in getting a great pledge class. The women took quo- ta and picked up 39 pledges.
The Rochester Alumnae Panhellenic Council is offering a scholarship for the 1983-84 school year.
Applicants must be permanent resi- dents of the Greater Rochester Area. Ap- plications are available from Mrs. Jan Mead, 41 Marble Dr., Rochester, N.Y. 14615. (716) 621-3662.
CHI LAMBDA U. of Evansville
The C h i Lambda chapter
and successful year in 1981-1982. The year was off to a great start when the chapter pledged quota and went on to
achieve 100 percent initiation. New pledges were introduced to the alums at the annual alum-collegiate picnic.
The year was filled with exciting events. Everyone had fun during Jesse James Day. The annual philanthropic project yielded over 2,000 cans of food for the needy families of Evansville. The chapter contributed $1,300.00 to the A r - thritis Foundation from the proceeds of its annual Rock-a-thon. Led by Phi Kap- pa T au derby queen candidate, Suzette Russo, Chi Lambda raised more than $400 for the American Cancer Society, and won first place in the games competi- tion.
Kay Adkisson, a senior advertising major, has been involved with Panhellen- ic for two years. As president, she has held meetings, put together rush, and su- pervised the committees. Kay stated that having a successful rush is one of the big- gest goals of Panhellenic.
Lisa Akers, a junior majoring in politi- cal science/pre-law, is president of Stu- dent Congress. She has been involved with Student Congress for two years. She also plays many intramural sports and is currently chairman of float building for homecoming weekend.
Staci O'Sullivan and Tami Cloin will be cheering for the U. of E. Aces this year while Sarah Abell will be playing varsity tennis and Anne Powell will be on the varsity swimming team.
This year, too, looks to be just as excit- ing and successful. The chapter once again pledged quota.
Molly Ring, AOII homecoming queen candidate, walked away with the title for the campus-wide celebration.
Student Congress President
August '82 rush went well for Sigma Phi. The theme days were exciting, skits were fun, and together, with the help of one father, the chapter made a 16mm col- or film which helped to express to the rushees sisterhood, activities, achieve- ments, and the house as a whole. All this plus lots of spirit equals a quota size pledge class for Sigma Phi and Alpha Delta pledge class of fall '82 is one of the most spirited the chapter has seen in a while.
Sigma Phi held its first open house ("II nite") of the school year. The turn out of fraternity and sorority members from other houses was fantastic. It was a night to show off our new pledge class and our new home, reported Marta Feingold.
Oct. 1 was the night of presents for the Northridge sorority system. The evening began with individual ceremonies at each sorority house and ended with a formal dance at the Sheraton Universal Ball- room, at Universal Studios. The AOTI ceremony presented the Alpha Delta pledge class, one at a time, to alumnae, big brothers, friends, dates, parents, oth- er family members, and sisters.
ALPHA DELTA University of Alabama
On Aug. 15 it really felt like the sum- mer had flown by for the Alpha Deltas. Rush workshop was beginning which meant lots of hard work, but also loads of fun. After one week of practice and one week of showing our talents, all the hard work paid off. On Squeal Day the Alpha Deltas had 50 new pledges! Not only is this the best pledge class on cam- pus, but also the biggest! We made one over quota, reported Ginger Manasco.
After all the rush activities it was time for classes to begin. The chapter started the year off with its fraternity football tournament. This year the Betas won the tournament and on playoff night the AOIIs sponsored a band party to cele- brate and raise money. The purpose of the football tournament and band party is to raise money for the Arthritis Foun- dation. Carla Black, philanthropic chair- man, coordinated the project which raised over $1,000.
Alpha Delta pledges have been win- ning the spirit award every week. One week they won free pizzas for being the loudest at the pep rally. While this spirit has helped to cheer the University of Ala- bama's football team on to victory, it has also helped the Alpha Deltas to go unde- feated with their intramural football team.
The Alpha Delta sisters have also been getting involved with campus activities. Five women were chosen for Angel Flight, a service organization; five were picked to be baseball platemates; three were asked to be "Bear Girls," the univer- sities athletic hostesses; two were chosen as University ushers, and one new pledge was picked for Freshman Forum, an hon- orary service organization. About 20 women serve as fraternity little sisters.
All these activities have kept the Alpha Deltas really busy so far this Fall, but not too busy to have their first "Crush" par- ty. Each woman got to invite three guys; talk about three to one!
KAPPA KAPPA Ball State University
After concluding another summer break filled with summer jobs, summer school, and summer fun, the Kappa Kap- pa chapter at Ball State returned to school to await the "grand reopening" of its remodeled suite. The sisters were not allowed to enter the suite until a few days after school had started, but the wait was well worth it.
The Corporation Board held a recep- tion in the new suite for the members. The door was finally opened to reveal a beautifully remodeled, refurnished suite, reported Peg Stokel. The color scheme was almost entirely a shade of off white with decorative accents of powder blue. It was truely a sight for sore eyes, and the entire chapter would like to thank the Corporation Board for its hard work, time, and efforts so graciously donated to complete the project.
The new suite was an extra asset dur- ing rush and the chapter again took a quota of 28 new, shining, pledges! They have jumped into pledgeship with both feet, and they have already completed a money making project of selling helium- filled, heart shaped balloons at several home football games. The project turned
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The AOIIs were represented by Kim Burtt who was selected to be one of the top ten Homecoming Queen candidates. The chapter was delighted to see so many alumnae returning for the festivities.
Chapter president, Beth Scheller, was selected to be a candidate for the Sigma Chi Derby Days Darling.
Five AOITs participated in the Sigma Switch bike race in early October. These women included members Heidi Ringgenberg, Shelly Wagoner, Beth Wiant, Carolyn Fry, Mitzi Shinaver, and pledge Amy Lyons. (How many people you know will get up at the crack of dawn in sometimes colder than normal weather to practice riding for 20 or 30 miles, and then come home and start your normal day?)
In November the chapter has been ac- tively participating in the Campus Chest drive to help raise money for Ball State organizations such as Handicapped Students.
LAMBDA CHI LaGrange College
Sometimes with all the extra-curricular activities, it seems like there is never any time to study. But AOIIs at LaGrange College are trying to change that attitude. Their endeavors have started to pay off. Lambda Chi has won the Mamie Lark Henry scholarship cup for seven consecu- tive quarters.
But the chapter still hasn't reached a satisfactory standard for itself, so mem- bers have devised a way to improve grades even more. The pledge class and the sisters are competing against each other to see who can achieve the highest GPA. Whoever wins is treated to free ice cream by the women whose averages are not as high.
Besides giving the sisters this challenge,
Delta Omega sister Debbie Lewellyn, left, crowned Nancy Moriarty as MSU's 1982 Homecoming Queen.
We are also spreading out on campus to get the Greek relations tighter. We have invited two fraternities and a sorori- ty to have a Hoe-down. This will be a good time to get together with others. W e have other events in the future in mind for other Greek houses.
Delta Omega had the second highest Greek grade point average last fall.
Delta Omega held its second annual Mr. Murray State University contest on Oct. 5. There were 13 men sponsored by campus fraternities and other campus or- ganizations. The winner this year was Alan Zacharias who was sponsored by the Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Al- though Alan didn't know it, he sang his way into the AOII hearts by singing "New York, New York," a song the chap- ter sang two years ago in All Campus Sing.
The contest drew a record crowd over last year and filled Lovett Auditorium. With an admission fee of $1.50 we were able to raise over $1,000 which will go toward the Arthritis Foundation. The contest caught on and has proved to be a success. W e're looking forward to next year, but now Alan is reigning as the 1982-83 Mr.MSU,Laura said.
Delta Omega has the new Homecom- ing Queen. Nancy Moriarty was crowned before the game on Oct. 16 by a sorority sister and past Homecoming Queen, Deb- bie Lewellyn.
U of Maryland
Fall 1982 has really been a productive and exciting one for Alpha Os at the Uni-
versity of Maryland. After initiating 12 new members during the first week of school, the chapter reported a fantastic rush producing 32 new pledges.
On October 9, Pi Delta chapter held Parents' Day during the Maryland-Indi- ana State football game weekend. The event was very well attended especially by the parents of new initiates and pledg- es. After meeting at the house forcoffee and doughnuts, we all walked to the sta- dium to watch Maryland's lopsided vic- tory, Robbye Wilson said. After the game, we all ate dinner which was pro- vided by the parents. The most successful part of the day, however, was the forma- tion of an Alpha Omicron Pi-Pi Delta Chapter Mothers' Club. Several mothers signed up and 2 volunteered to be chair- women (one is an AOII alum). Allmem- bers are expecting the club to be enjoya- ble and productive.
The Pi Delta chapter produced its first undefeated intramural touch football team. The team has already won its first playoff game, 14-0. The most exciting event for the chapter this semester was Homecoming week Oct. 20-23. We paired with Phi Delta Theta fraternity and entered all events under the theme the "Old terp in the shoe." The float was designed a giant roller skate with a terp inside. All of us "little terps" followed the float on our roller skates. "We were the hit of the parade, but boy did we bruise our bodies!, Robbye added. The bumps and bruises were all worth it though when we were awarded the Chancellor's Award for the small car float with the most personality, durability and con- formity to the theme.
Nov. 3-4, the chapter sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive for its local philan- thropy. Members also entered the Danc- ers Against Cancer Marathon with the Maryland chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Twelve AOIIs participated in the Inter-sorority exchange in which they either ate dinner at another sorority or lived at another house for one week.
In November the chapter retreated to Cumberland, Md.,for two days.
The annual Christmas formal was Dec. 4, and the seniors' party, Dec. 7.
U. of Colorado
The AOIIs of Chi Delta are proud! A t last summer's Region VIII conference, Chi Delta ran away with several awards, including "most improved chapter." The chapter president, A m y Brown was awarded for "best collegiate member" and also received the DJF scholarship along with another from the chapter.
Chi Delta is also proud of members' in- volvement on the campus of University of Colorado. Two of the university
the pledge class of 17 also w o n ner contest for Homecoming.
DELTA OMEGA Murray State
During the summer the Delta Omegas got together at Kentucky Lake to go over goals for the Fall semester and to plan out the year. Things started rolling with rush. This semester they have 18 pledges who are actively giving their all to the chap- ter. Pledge, Tiffany Taylor, was crowned Miss W atermelon Bust during the Lamb- da Chi Alpha W atermelon Bust.
In addition to getting pledges involved and teaching them about AOII, the chap- ter held a luncheon for parents on Par- ents Day and let them know just how much they and AOII mean to us, reported Laura Melugin.
cheerleaders are from the house. AOITs are on the university's ski team and working for KAIR, the campus radio sta- tion. Several are members of Delta Epsi- lon Pi, the business fraternity, and two members were nominated for Homecom- ing royalty.
Rush went well and the chapter gained 24 new pledges. W e continued to increase the pledge class by open bidding and pledged six more, for a total of 30 new members. The Delta Upsilon fraternity helped us celebrate with our new pledges by having a party for us on bid night. Later that month we had a little kid party with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity that really brought out the kids in us, added Judy Carlson.
Chi Delta tried a new idea for raising money for the Arthritis Research. They became entrepreneurs in the balloon busi- ness and sold balloon bouquets to be de- livered to Greeks and students on the morning of Pledge Olympics. The sale went over so well that we are thinking of doing it next year, Judy added.
ALPHA PHI Montana State
Alpha Phi chapter
with real reason to celebrate! Through formal rush the AOIIs pledged 21 out- standing women and once again reached quota. Rush Chairman Stacy Rawlings and Assistant Annie Lips succeeded in making the Rush effort an inspiring and rewarding experience for all. The chapter alumnae, too, were a tremendous help to the successful Rush possible, Cathleen Fellows said.
Fall activities included serenading the MSU fraternities and introducing the pledges to them, building a homecoming parade float with the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity (this year's theme being "Re- member When"), and informal rush.
The annual "AOn SPOOK HOUSE" highlighted the autumn quarter by raising goblins and money for the Arthritis Foundation. This year the SPOOK HOUSE was open for two nights and five hours. Last year over 700 children, stu- dents and parents toured the "chamber of horrors" and this year the chapter planned an increase in numbers with in- creased publicity and word of mouth. This project proved to be a community favorite for people of all ages and is a welcomed event for jumping into the Hal- loween spirit.
AOLI Terri Sue Simpson is the new vice president of the Panhellenic Association.
ZETA PSI East Carolina
Although it may seem that summer is a time of separation, Zeta Psi kept close by
means of secret summer sisters. The se- cret sisters revealed themselves at a ban- quet at a local restaurant, before classes started.
Although classes did not begin until the end of August, Zeta Psi was in a flurry preparing for Fall Rush a week before other students returned. Also, excitement was in the air with the initiation of seven spring pledges!
Fall Rush was very exciting, reported Cheryl Swanson. Zeta Psis bragged about their house with a Treasure Hunt party—having different exhibits set up throughout the house. A must successful skit based on the musical "Grease" along with the Pref Nite rounded off a wonder- ful week, resulting in ten pledges.
Zeta Psi women take pride in the school's intramural program, starting the semester with Putt-Putt and a fun-filled Almost Anything Goes Contest. Soccer and bowling resulted in many fun after- noons. The Big Brothers joined with the women in a Co-Rec Volleyball team.
Roseball has been adding much to the social calendar. Several fund-raising projects were held. For two weeks any member or pledge could be seen with plain and peanut M&M's. The project raised over $600 toward the formal. The Second Annual "Ugliest Man on Cam- pus" contest added to the Homecoming festivities at ECU. This Zeta Psi-spon- sored event in which various organiza- tions enter an "ugly dressed"—in both make-up and clothes while voting is done by coins.
Annette Henderson, big brother chair- man, conducted a most successful big
brother rush, resulting in 21 new big brothers. The Fall pledge class joined to- gether with the big brothers to hold a Halloween Party in the house's attic.
Philanthropy Chairman Nan Pearson used resources within the house to raise money. She set trash cans around for all empty aluminum cans for recycling.
To help add everyone in studies, schol- arship chairman Mollie Evans started "Yeah for A's and Gee for B's." She also had a scholarship banquet honoring all on a very successful spring semester.
LAMBDA IOTA UC—San Diego
Fall quarter of 1982 has proved to be both busy and rewarding for Lambda Iota. By pledging 13 promising AOUs-to- be, we reached our campus total of forty gals —quite an accomplishment in a school with only three sororities, report- ed Jane Lee.
With Rush behind us, Lambda Iota set- tled down to our chapter activities: pot- lucks, the Coronado Bridge "Run for Leu- kemia," and an exciting Halloween party were among the varied activities of UCSD's AOIIs during the fall.
Several members found the quarter to be of great personal accomplishment. Colleen McCarthy was doing an out- standing job as Panhellenic President. Ilene Hatch had an internship with a nationally-acclaimed opthamalogist, and Tina Alleguez's role in a challenging UCSD Theater production was suc- cessful.
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j ina Sim & Mind
Theta Pis display their winning float in Wagner College's Homecoming Parade. The school theme was "I Love New York." The float had three rotating prisms. Each prism had three sides and each side had a different picture. As the prisms turned the three individual pictures would form one large one. The base read AOII. The three pictures formed were (1) the New York City skyline at sunrise (2) I Love New York and (3) In a New York State Of Mind (with the words New York State being inside a replica of New York State).
SIGMA C H I Hartwick College
Hartwick College's Sigma Chi chapter started off the 1982-1983 year with a bang.
One of the major projects last fall term was Philanthropy. The chapter spon- sored a Halloween Haunted House on Oct. 30 to raise money for Arthritis Re- search. Everyone worked hard to turn our home into a "house of terror" headed by Beth Sing and her philanthropy com- mittee.
The chapter also participated in a new organization on the Hartwick campus. The Task Force on Greek Life was estab- lished to study the relationship between the college and the Greeks. Representa- tives from the seven fraternities and so- rorities, from the faculty, from the ad- ministration, and from chapter advisors meet weekly to discuss issues. It is prov- ing a most beneficial and interesting ac- tion, reported Lisa Pacenza.
U. of Kansas
Phi Chapter at the University of Kan- sas breezed through the Fall semester like the blustery Kansas winds. Here is a laundry list of somewhat unrelated events:
Open Rush efforts brought three new pledges.
The chapter had three parties this se- mester, which have allowed us to utilize our creative talents. The first was the ever-unpredictable "Create-a-Theme Par- ty." Every couple who attended was re- quired to do just that: Next came the Pa- jama Party, where everyone wore her best flannel nightgown (some with foot- ies). The final was the Wild West Waltz that was successful despite the fact that it was invaded by some AOII Indians.
The K U Jayhawks football season was brightened by the Pi Kappa Alpha-Alpha Omicron Pi float constructed during the first week of November.
We are still selling our cookbook, "From the Panda's Pantry," which sells for $6 and includes recipes from AOII alums, Phi members and mothers, added Barb Ehli.
Phi members currently are preparing the Encore skit for the Spring. Encore is the campus musical in which Phi will submit a script with the Delta Chi fraternity.
KAPPA GAMMA Florida Southern College
The Kappa Gamma chapter at Florida Southern College has a lot to be happy about this year. It began the year with a great fall rush.
On the Dean's List were Holly Alexan- der, Gaye Bua, Lynn Domagala, Trudy Hildabrant, Kyle Krien, Bonnie McCar- ter, and Betsy Racht. Special notice goes to Joy DeCaro, a President's Scholar, with an average of 4.0.
New members in Omicron Delta Kap- pa, a leadership honorary, are Trudy Hildabrant and Gaye Bua.
Three sisters are on the school's water ski team, and recently took third place at the 1982 Intercollegiate Nationals held in Montgomery, Ala. They are Lynn Domagala, Bonnie McCarter, and Barb McCarter.
Last year, Kappa Gamma won Derby Week, an annual event held by the Sigma Chi fraternity to raise money for its phi- lanthropy. We plan to keep this honor this year with Derby Week, reported Lynn Domagala.
SIGMATAU Washington College
schedule. One of the major events this year was the annual "Before the Battle Bash" fundraiser which was the night be- fore the Auburn-Georgia game. This year the Lambda Sigmas from Georgia visited Auburn's campus for the event. New pledges participate in the traditional Burn the Bulldogs and Wreck Tech parades.
Pizza parties, lawn socials, cookouts and spend the night parties have allowed sisters and pledges to get to k n o w each other better and sooner, reported Susan Goodwin. The quarter also included the annual homecoming tea for alumnae and parents and the annual scholarship ban- quet to promote academic enthusiasm.
The women have sold plants this year to raise the funds for the formal to honor chapter pledges.
Until big sisters were picked by the new pledges, members alternated secret pals each week. This year, instead of call- ing ourselves rose buddies, we have used the titles of Aunt Helen, Aunt Stella, Aunt Jess and Aunt Bess to honor our founders and help the pledges remember their names, Susan explained.
Omega Xi has showed great enthusi- asm for this fall semester: We planned for many successful rush parties: hayride, Walt Disney party, the blizzard blast.
The chapter became intramural cham- pions in softball for last semester. The new championship for Omega Xi psyched members to do the same for basketball.
The sisters prepared for for Homecom- ing weekend, with Pi Kappa Alpha fra- ternity and built a float for the annual parade. Many activities were planned during the weekend such as a Tea for Alums and the Mile of Money campaign.
Fourteen members chapter, at W ashington
for the mountains on retreat.
"We stayed in an original log cabin in Pennsylvania and "roughed it" for an en- tire weekend" reported Kathryn Engle. While we were there, we took time out and made new plans for Rush in the Spring.
DELTA DELTA Auburn University
Everything was definitely coming up roses for Delta Delta chapter in Septem- ber. Forty-seven rosebuds were added to its bouquet at the end of Fall Rush 1982.
Fall, football games, fun and philan- thropy all tie together a busy Delta Delta
Sigma Taus from the left, Karen Morgan, Jenny Bradley, Lacey Merriman, Nina Casey and Gini White were in charge of catching dinner.
Work on the alumnae directory is well under way. Soon all AOII alumnae will receive a brief questionnaire with a fol- low-up request to be sent one month lat- er. The prompt return of these question- naires is essential so that the information in the directory will be current and com- plete. The completed questionnaires as well as a list of all alumnae who do not respond to either mailing will be turned over to the publisher for telephone follow up.
Alumnae will then be contacted direct- ly by the Harris Publishing Company to verify information and to see whether they wish to purchase a directory. Alum- nae with current addresses who have not responded to the questionnaires and are not reached by phone by the Harris rep- resentatives, will appear in the directory with the information provided by alum- nae records.
Alumnae will be listed alphabetically, geographically, and by chapter. Each list- ing will contain name, initiation year, chapter, residence address and phone number, and business or professional in- formation when available.
If you have not received your question- naire by April 15 or if you do not wish to be listed in the directory, please notify Harris Publishing Company in writing, ATTN. Customer Service, 3 Barker Ave., White Plains, NY 10601.
Alpha Gamma Reunion Chairman Sharon Dinning with Executive Board Member Mari- lyn Herman.
Welcome to the Richmond Virgin- ia Alumnae Colony led by Mrs. Bruce Leaman, and the Virginia Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter led by Mrs. Hal (Huldah) Clark.
Honored during Alpha Gamma's 50th anniversary in May were back, left to right, Marion Taylor Kinder, Lydia Palmer, Allie K. Thiel, Ruth Robertson Fisher, Gladys Cross Elsensohn, Dorothy Clithero Graham, Mildred Hunt Vatsndal, Evelyn Krause Hickman, and front from the left, Rose Jones Mackie, Lenore Morse Adams and Esther Hawley Williams.
Alpha Gamma celebrates
Alpha Gamma chapter at Washington State University has become a "golden" chapter of AOII. This poetic distinction comes with 1982 and 50 years of growth in AOn.
The chapter officially celebrated its birthday last May with a banquet attend- ed by more than 300 members, alumnae, guests, and officers, reported Janine DeMerschman.
Nine women, early members of the chapter, were honored: Evelyn Krause Hickman, Ruth Robertson Fischer, Doro- thy Clithero Graham, Rose Jones Mackie, Allie Kalin Thiel, Gladys Cross Elsensohn, Lenore Adams, Marion Tay- lor Kinder, Lydia Palmer.
"A Rose Ever Blooming" was the theme
of the weekend coordinated by Sharon Dinning, a senior in business administra- tion.
Festivities included skits, inspiration and a ritual to renew everyone's vows in Alpha Gamma and AOII. The weekend came to a shining close with Saturday night's banquet.
Executive Board Director Marilyn Her- man, gave an inspiring speech about AOII and its principles. She also pre- sented the chapter with a silver platter as a gift from the Executive Board.
The members of Alpha Gamma admire the love and hard work that built the first 50 years of their chapter and are looking towards the next 50 with high inspir- ations.
Cornell scholarship available
Applications for the Alpha Omicron Pi Graduate Woman's Fellowship to Cornell University must be completed by March 1 for consideration for the 1982-83 academic year.
The fellowship was established in 1966 by Epsilon chapter. It is available to a woman graduate student from any accredited college or university, with preference (other quali- fications being equal) to a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.
For further information one can write to The Graduate School, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y . 14853. The application should include a statement of AOII membership.
The 1982-83 recipient was Elizabeth A . Myers, a graduate student in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
It was 110° in the shade but the daunt- less AOIIs of the Phoenix Alumnae Chap- ter still turned out for the annual August Brunch. Fifty-two AOIIs from 21 differ- ent chapters met to munch and mull over last year's successes and this year's prom- ises.
Rosemary Kappes Schwierjohn, Iota '69, and her committee went beyond or- ganizing a delightful dining experience, they researched the rsvps and were ready with roses to be presented to the oldest AOI1—Thelma Newkirk Miller, Alpha Phi '21; to the youngest AOII—Stacey Rosebrough, Theta Omega '78; to repre- sentatives from the newest AOII chapter present— Susan Billington and Beth Peahl from Lambda Beta; and to representa- tives of the oldest AOII chapter present— Sara Christensen Benton, Pat Sanders, and Lucile Hendricks Spencer, from Zeta.
In October the chapter created a "mo- bile meal" to take to Theta Omega chap- ter at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. We were treated to a guided tour of the campus before making meat- ball hero sandwiches for 50!
Meetings for October and November included a needlework demonstration by Judy Host Pykare, Phi Del '61, and a "Home Accessorizing" program at a local furniture store.
From Founders' Day on Jan. 8 it's full steam ahead through Spring ending with an AOII Family picnic in early May, re- ported Rita Dikeman Polese.
The Greater Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter celebrated the end of its 1981- 1982 year with a tailgate party at Three Rivers Stadium in May. Guests and sis- ters enjoyed the 90-plus degree weather as well as picnic favorites before the home baseball game—the Pittsburgh Pi- rates vs. the Cincinnati Reds.
In June the chapter's "Aim For Arthri- tis" event was held at the Corapolis Bon Air Golf Club. Sisters spent the day at a designated tee-off on the course accepting dollar donations for arthritis from the golfers. Other sisters positioned them- selves as near to the hole as possible and measured the distances between the spots where the balls landed and the hole.
Maureen Leary and Beth Stump, the two AOIIs who organized the event, were able to claim a check had been made out for $108 to the local Arthritis Founda- tion, Cheryl Stewart reported.
An informal tea was held at the home of Connie Anderson in September for the
greater Pittsburgh area alumnae. Alums had the opportunity to acquaint them- selves with the chapter and with other sisters in the area.
From the left Maureen Leary, Gamma Beta, and Marti Wellman Windram, Gamma Beta, present a check to Florence Zeve, executive di- rector of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
From demonstrations of gourmet cook- ery to sharing one's own culinary success- es; from a jazzercise session to an evening in the salon of a well-known "image mak- er" are just a few of the varied and inter- esting activities and programs enjoyed by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter during the past several months.
The annual Arthritis Luncheon and style show last April featured AOII's own attractive models. Available for sale were AOII Gay Felton's personalized litho- graphs. Dried flower arrangements added to the profit picture.
The luncheon speaker was Dr. Marlene Aldo-Benson from the local Arthritis Center, which is a recipient of financial support from our chapter. Dr. Aldo-Ben- son is an associate professor and director of research in the rheumatology division of the Indiana University School of Medi- cine and has recently been awarded a $10,000 research grant from the Alpha Omicron Pi Philanthropic Foundation.
At a summer salad luncheon, summa- ries of their work were presented by alumnae members who have made out-
standing contributions to local museums. Dottie Christian Sallee, Omega, execu- tive director of the Pres. Benjamin Harri- son Memorial Home; Virginia Sheely Thompson, Beta Theta, a long-time "right arm" at the Indiana State Museum, and Eileen Rocap, Beta Theta, exhibit preparator at the Children's Museum— the world's largest, talked about their work.
The plan is to continue at intervals to focus attention on the numerous Indian- apolis AOIIs and their involvements in the cultural, business, professional, and civic aspects of the community.
Late in the summer collegians and alums met for a jolly outing—a pizza par- ty—at the Paramount Music Palace.
At the fall pitch-in dinner a new direc- tory was introduced and distributed. The cheery red loose-leaf notebook with bold white AOII identification won't be easily misplaced and will permit easy additions and corrections.
The fall season also means scurrying for pecan, walnut, and almond orders among members, friends, relatives, and whoever will listen and buy! The key to success for this money-making enterprise is to have a super chairman and at least a few hard-core salesmen that will just barely avoid being pests about pecans! The effort pays off, however.
Many Indianapolis alumnae were ac- tively involved in the recolonizing of Theta Chapter during August and Sep- tember. They will continue to work with and for the chapter as advisers and mem- bers of the board of directors of the corporation.
After a year of record snow falls and flooding that interrupted the chapter's schedule last year, now the Ft. Wayne Alumnae Chapter was on the "go" again with its opening meeting, the annual pot- luck dinner.
Our money-making booth at the John- ny Appleseed Festival was successful again this year, reported Susan Miller. Dressed in our long skirts and bonnets we served 4000 donut holes and about 200 gallons of lemonade. The Arthritis Foun- dation received $100 from our efforts.
In October the group helped with an Arthritis Foundation Forum held at the Senior Citizen Center. This was a day of learning for Arthritis patients and their families.
A bus trip planned as a fun day away in November. The group visited northern Indiana to tour several mansions and eat
lunch at the Studebaker Home. On the way home they stop at an artisen center.
Along with their meeting schedule, the members have "adopted-a-patient" at the State School and are giving long-distance support to Phi Omicron chapter at Han- over.
Amid vacations, summer classes, camp and all the busy family activities, Kentuckiana alum programs continued throughout the summer.
First on the agenda of summer func- tions was Regional Convention in Evans- ville. K'Ana alum past president Mary Matazarro Bryant (Delta Omega) as- sumed her new position as R.D. Repre- sentatives were most proud to bring home a second Alumnae Chapter Achievement Award since reactivation four year ago.
Lots of summer hours were contributed to organizing and preparing the U of L colony for its formal rush. Rush Adviser Sandy Dearen (Alpha Chi) pulled it all together.
Mary Reeder Bush (Alpha Chi) gra- ciously hosted our annual "Make your own sundae/Bunco"party for alums, col- legians and colony members. A "house- warming" party was given Aug.29 in the colony chapter room. Pillows, pictures, tables, lamps, misc. furniture and AOII "things" were donated by alums. Roses to all making donations with very special thanks to Irene Lutz Dunham, Omicron Pi, a 50+ year member, for her most generous donation that allowed the pur- chase of a carpet. Housewarming activi- ties were organized by Patti Stowe Meri- mee, Alpha Chi, and Jan White Jones, Alpha Chi.
September means back to school and organizing a new year. Many of alums provided not only delicious food, but moral support and enthusiasm to U of L's successful rush, reported Terri Hill Harri- son, Kappa Alpha.
Louisville City Panhellenic hosted a luncheon/style show Sept. 8 with pro- ceeds going to a U of L scholarship.
The 4th annual Champagne Breakfast was held at the Marriott Inn in Clarks- ville, Ind., Oct. 2. New R.D., Mary Bry- ant, was guest speaker. Alums, husbands and friends ushered in fall with a hayride Oct. 23 at a local orchard.
A friendly sisterhood and an increased philanthropy were the main goals this year. The Dayton alumnae unceasing vi- tality produced bountiful successes in both.
April brought the annual Swim-a- Long, a joint effort of Dayton and Kappa Delta collegiate chapter members to raise
funds for the Arthritis Research Grant, local arthritis clinics, and health pro- grams. More than $2500 was raised by the efforts of dozens of volunteer swim- mers. Parents, friends, relatives, and a local radio personality showed up to sup- port the event. Prizes, T-shirts, and re- freshments were donated by area mer- chants and restaurants.
Food and fun were the keynotes of the AOII-sponsored Arthritis picnic in June. More than 100 lunches were served to area arthritis patients. The Irish Kerry Dancers donated their time and talents to entertain with festive folk dancing. W e wrapped up the afternoon with a sporting round of BINGO and pleasant conversa- tions with some new friends, reported Mary Ridgway.
The hot summer months rolled in but didn't slow down alumnae activities. There was a covered dish picnic with the Kappa Deltas (and all our families!) held at a local country club. Members gath- ered MIFs for the college chapters and worked on recruiting new members for the alum chapter. The executive board readied another exciting year of activi- ties. Some events on the agenda include a holiday boutique, "Arthritis Awareness" meetings, a Founders' Day luncheon, guest speakers, the Swim-a-Long, colle- gian/alumnae get-togethers, and so much more.
The Hammond Alumnae Chapter will be raffeling this afghan during Convention next summer in New Orleans.
The Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter will give you a chance to help at the In- ternational Convention in New Orleans in 1983. Y ou will find a red and white af-
ghan in the boutique which will be raffled off.
Our goal is $1500 for arthritis. You at the Convention will have 500 or more chances to help, reported Dorothy Robinson.
Newly-elected officers kicked off the C-U alumnae's new year with rush sup- port for Iota chapter.
Corporation President Judy Thomp- son, members Faye Valbert and Nell Shapland and housemother Ina LeGrand pushed for completion of major renova- tions in the chapter house kitchen while rush adviser Jo Anne Zunich promised alumnae servers its comfort and conven- ience for preparing the rush goodies.
The new and the old came together at the annual pledge dessert. To the tradi- tional icebreaker of name, major, home- town, was added "Why I chose AOII." Answers included: "Some houses it was hard to make friends, at AOII it was au- tomatic." (pledge). "When I went to the house everyone seemed to be going plac- es, doing things and I liked that" (50-year alumna) . . .
A special treat was the playing of ex- cerpts from a fireside chat by founders at the 1951 convention in which Stella an- swers the centuries old question "What is the matter with modern youth? It's too short!"
The upcoming year in C-U promises to be a success thanks to the revitalized call- ing tree under the enthusiastic direction of V.P.-Membership Chairman Karen Steigmann. Other activities will include a movie night with spouses, skating with the collegians, guest speakers and Arthri- tis forums, added Sandra Dolbee.
On Feb. 6, Founders' Day will be held at the Iota chapter house and following will be the annual Iota Corporation meet- ing about 1p.m.
NORTHERN ORANGE COUNTY
It's become an annual tradition for the Northern Orange County Alumnae Chapter to have a Salad Supper for its first meeting after the summer. This year's was really exciting since we had six guests that might become active alums.
We've also had a very busy summer! Well we've been making Christmas Orna- ments for a booth at the Yorba Linda Fi- esta Days, explained Pat Piper. W e've re- ally gotten to know each other at all the workshops. It was a summer of true sis- terhood.
The November meeting was a Boutique Auction, where alums brought handcraft- ed gifts and baked goods for auction.
Also during the last year the chapter had a profitable garage sale. Pat Halibozek's daughter, Leslie, gave the
group a microwave oven demonstration. Members also helped Lambda Beta at California State University, Long Beach, with a luncheon during rush.
All Portland Alumnae Chapter mem-
bers were welcomed back last Fall with a potluck at the home of Glenna Kneeland. After feasting, the program was a star- studded "Portland Alum" slide show.
Again, the chapter has a calendar full of many events ranging from a presenta- tion by the League of Women Voters to Ethnic Cooking Demonstrations. Of par- ticular interest on the calendar this year, is a money-making project.
At Founders' Day gathering this De- cember, the chapter included in its Christmas Bazaar the selling of "Enter- tainment Books." They offered discount prices for dining, sporting events, con- certs, theaters and resorts.
To reflect a little on the year's events our Spring luncheon was lovely and a big success. Again our profits have grown, enabling us to contribute $700 to our philanthropic project which is arthritis research at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. We are someday surely going to reach that magic mark of a $1,000 donation, reported Janet Entrikin.
The Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter re- ports that it has a full schedule of fun times planned for the 1982-1983 year. Under the leadership of President Mari- lyn Faris who is serving as president for the 3rd consecutive year, the chapter has completed several events.
Oct. 31 was the Pledge Reception at the suite on Indiana State University's campus. A "bewitching" time was planned and the 18 new pledges were honored and given gifts from the alum- nae. November held the annual Talent Auction which allows alums to bring guests and bid for special items created by other AOII sisters. Proceeds go to the alum treasury and philanthropic projects. The December meeting is always in con- junction with Founders' Day and was cel- ebrated with the collegians.
The January meeting will give mem- bers a chance to work off those extra hol- iday pounds. Cathy Stroot, a Terre Haute alum and aerobics instructor, will preceed the meeting with a vigorous workout. The February meeting will be held on Saturday the 12th at Grandma Joys Restaurant. This will be a "Bring a Friend to a V alentine Breakfast" meeting and gives alums in surrounding cities a chance to join us. March will lead us into spring as a nursery representative will ad-
vise AOII Gardeners on landscaping tips and house plants.
The April meeting will be another Sat- urday one as Terre Haute alums venture to Indianapolis and join the Indy alums for a special luncheon and style show. The May meeting will feature "AOII is Best" and be a general meeting. The July meeting will be the annual summer lunch- eon and swim party at the home of Colle- giate Adviser Jo Anne Gibbons.
Sandra Baechele Raben, Beta Phi, the new Tri-State Alumnae President, an- nounced plans for the 1982-83 year at a "Cantonese Luncheon" held in downtown Evansville this September.
Alums also entertained the University of Evansville's Chi Lambda chapter, fall pledge class in September at Sandy's home with the help of Jeanne Forsythe Freeman, Kappa Alpha.
To help prepare for the November Hol- iday Y ummy and Craft Auction the chap- ter held Learn A Craft Night at the home of Marilyn Kemp Wright, Chi Lambda, and her daughter Chaeryl Wright, Chi Lambda. Marilyn, Jeanne Freeman and Jane Grafton Purdie, Chi Lambda, taught wreath and pillow making.
The Annual Christmas and Founders' Day Luncheon was planned by Julie Smith Vetter, Chi Lambda, and Susan Graham McDowell, Beta Phi.
In the Spring of 1983 we plan to top our $325 contribution to Arthritis Re- search from the 1982 style show with a bigger and better show to include Men's and or Children's Fashions, reported Rita Mengon.
IIOA jogs for children
You may be a jogger, but can you imagine running from coast-to-coast to raise money for the Strong Memorial Hospital Childrens' Fund. IIOA Ray Feasey, husband of Susan Horney Feasey, Alpha Tau '52, spent 18 days during August and September pounding the pavement from San Francisco to New York City completing 3,200 miles. He was part of a 16-member Greater Roches- ter Track Club, of which all members were over 50 years of age.
Each runner individually ran 200 miles through 13 states, running two miles, resting 14 miles, then running two miles again. They ran around the clock and across the country until they reached Co- ney Island.
Rochester Colony pledged $75 in the name of AOII to the Strong Childrens' Fund, Judith Plunkett Wien reported.
High school seniors Mary Tucker and Kathy Haynes greeted by Carol Miller, Anna Holmes
McGraw and AOII Joan Hunter, who has been the mainstay of the Shreveport-Bossier Panhellenic organization.
EAST B A Y
September started for the East Bay
Alumnae Chapter with its enthusiastic as- sistance at the fall rush of Sigma chapter, University of California at Berkeley. Les- lie Hall, alumnae rush adviser was in charge of assigning alumnae to the vari- ous rush events during rush week.
Alumnae helped in the preparation of food, serving and cleaning up between the parties. This allowed the collegians more time to spend with the rushees. The chapter was highly successful in pledging 29 young women to the chapter.
Following pledging, the alumnae enter- tained the new pledges at a Welcome Brunch. It was held in the home of Bar- bara Allen, a past president of the alum- nae chapter. Alumnae assisted Mary Lindquist, chairman of the event, in pre- paring a buffet of fresh fruit, quiche, muffins, ham rolls, and coffee.
After brunch, everyone gathered in the living room for an informal meeting. Judy Blakely, alumnae president, wel- comed the pledges and the chapter offi- cers. She announced that plans for the fall included a get-together with the Mothers' Club in October and a Big Game luncheon and post-game party at the chapter house in November. Lunch- eon is served by the alumnae chapter to members and guests before the UC-Stan- ford game and this is followed by a Vic- tory Party. A portion of the profits from this event is used to support the National Arthritis Foundation.
In January, Founders' Day celebration is tentatively planed as a Memories Des- sert Party with local alumnae gathering with the collegians to discuss the early days of Sigma Chapter and of Alpha Omicron Pi.
The June meeting of Shreveport Alum- nae Chapter featured a champagne din- ner at the home of Joan Hunter, Panhel- lenic delegate.
Following the dinner to which hus- bands were invited, business meeting was held during which M rs. Hunter reported the news of upcoming events.
The Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chap-
ter is on the go again.
Soon after chapter reorganization
members attended a Tampa Panhel Rush Party. Its activities included at the Tam- pa Museum, Founders' Day with Greater Pinellas, sharing a ritual with Kappa Gamma and a spring AOn/IlOA func- tion.
We also plan a ritual to welcome new graduates into alumnae status during the summer, reported Linda McLaughlin.
Lisa Matisoo, left, a Sigma pledge, and Barba- ra Allen, Welcome Brunch hostess, meet at the event hosted by the East Bay Alumnae Chapter.
The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter has a year filled with special dates.
In late August members helped with Upsilon Lambda's Rush week. In Septem- ber members began to gather items for its Flea Market Sale.
In November members attended a birthday party for the Upsilon Lambda chapter. In December members and spouses gathered for a Holiday party.
Founders' Day is planned for January. In February the chapter plans to conclude its sale of coupon books as its philan- thropic project. In March alumnae will hear a lawyer discuss legal rights for women.
April will bring a "Crazy Cards" party for members and spouses/friends. The chapter will complete the school year in mid-May with a TGIO party.
Area alumnae got back in the swing of things in September with a "Topping Par- ty" at the home of Ginny Struble, Phi. Each AOII was asked to bring along her favorite ice cream topping.
Creativity was the theme of our Octo- ber meeting, as members prepared to raise some money from their talents at a hobby auction.
Members, too, were busy with our big fund-raising project of the year—selling Christmas poinsettias.
In November, alumnae met in Law- rence with some of Phi chapter's officers and the three new pledges picked up dur- ing open rush. We will be getting better acquainted along with sharing ideas and feelings about AOII, added Joy Hanson.
Founders' Day in Kansas City will be spent with other neighboring alumnae groups and with members from Delta Pi and Phi chapters.
The summer found members of Great- er Pinellas Alumnae Chapter busy re- cruiting new members.
Marion Clouse, 813-577-0861, should be contacted if any AOII moves into the St. Petersburg or Clearwater area during the winter.
The fall was busy for members with a September get-acquainted buffet and a "Cooking with Herbs" party in October.
Spokane Alumnae Chapter members met at Priest Lake during the summer for a picnic hosted by Helen Hoffman.
A July garage sale proved to be a suc- cess when efforts netted $65 to the cof- fers. Shortly before school started in the fall Gladys Elsensohn hosted a pre-rush party for Spokane-area Alpha Gamma members. About 15 collegians and alum- nae weeded through a stack of member- ship information forms on local women planning to go through rush at W ashing- ton State University, the University of Washington and the Oregon schools.
Founders' Day was marked on Dec. 4 with a potluck at the home of chapter president Jo Normington.
As a contribution to Arthritis Research chapter members are working with the St. Luke's Hospital Arthritis Club, a sup- port group for people with arthritis. Dur- ing the holiday season, AOIIs addressed Christmas cards for those who needed help.
During the fall members began fund- raising efforts to support a chapter repre- sentative's expenses to Convention as well as meet various philanthropic re- sponsibilities.
The chapter met the Alpha Gamma pledge class during a Sunday dinner sponsored by the alumnae. In December alumnae shared a Founders' Day pro- gram with the WSU chapter and early in '83 will join the collegians for the initia- tion of the Fall 1982 pledge class and six associate alumnae.
The Tulsa Alumnae Chapter has planned an exciting array of programs.
They vary from a bazaar type of auc- tion to the traditional Founders' Day in January.
"We even decided to stay home in Feb- ruary (anticipating icy streets) and take a tea bag quiz on fraternity education, re- ported Mary Peterson.
The Christmas program was a bit dif- ferent. "We decided that December is the month to go off diets anyway. So . . . everyone brought their favorite and most fattening dessert and we tasted them all," Mary added.
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