Tuesday, November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday - AXO Foundation #AltruisticAXO

What is Giving Tuesday?
Remember when we highlighted the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation last year?

Perhaps you are asking again:  What does #AXOFoundation do? Why do they need all 10,000 living members to contribute? Please see below:  This is the amazing work Foundation and our contributors do!

Today's gifts go toward our #AXOScholar sisters! Did you receive and AXO scholarship? Do you know a sister who did? It's your turn to #payitforward and help future sisters!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hall of Commitment - #TBT to 2014

In preparation for our December 2016 Beta Eta senior graduates, we take you back to 2014 to enjoy the fun of opening the new hall to alumnae membership.

These fabulous alumnae helped usher 43 seniors  into alumnae life and through the Hall of Commitment.

This was the big group, and we always have a second round for those with conflicting schedules!

We hated for anyone to miss their last ritual event for a bit, so we held a "remix" as well a few weeks later.

Our seniors receive a carnation like in Initiation, notecards (encouragement to stay in touch and write thank you notes! #etiquette); a star bowl to remind them of the three stars on the Coat of Arms and ritual; and an electronic notebook we prepared to help them transition into "the real world", and to show them Alpha Chi Omega's relevance for their lifetime. #4lifenot4years.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Alpha Chi Omega Convention 2016 - #AXOSunshine

It might be chilly and fall-like, but we are remembering back to "fun in the sun" with our sisters in Orlando on this #FlashbackFriday.

We didn’t win any awards in 2016, but we still had fun! (Awards from Convention 2012, #AXOattheArch, and Convention 2010). The Beta Eta chapter won the Community Relations Award, and we were thrilled for them! Xi Omega Xi, the alumnae chapter we share with Beta Eta also won TWO awards (many thanks to their president and Beta Eta chapter advisor, Britain!):  Sisterhood Award and Long Distance Collegiate Support Award!

Plan to join us in Austin, TX for Convention 2018. Jenn said, "Will the hashtag be #KeepAXOWeird?" (love it!)

A photo montage from our treasurer JSBH to share “What’s Convention Like? …” Answer:  AMAZING!

We were so fortunate to enjoy the company of five current collegians at Convention!
Anna, Mckayla, Whitney, Gianna, Mindy

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Salad Days! #WhyAlphaChiWednesday

Celebrating the arrival of summer at our annual Salad Days event in May turned into a joyful ritual moment when we recognized our 25-year, 50-year, and 60-year members! Thanks to our president Amy for always being prepared to honor our sisters. Salad Days is usually our largest event of the year, and we are thankful for the attendance of the Real.Strong.Women who live their AXO values, Wisdom.Devotion.Achievement.

Amy, president, conducting the ceremony (L-R, Julie, Barbara, Lynda, Karen)

Britain pinning Annette with the 50-year pin

Britain pinning Maxine with the 60-year pin (to the right, Alyssa, Jocelyn, Amberly, Tara)

Britain pinning Motney with the 60-year member pin

Our 25-year, 50-year, and 60-year
L-R Julie (Beta Lambda), Lynda (Beta Gamma), Karen (Beta Eta), Maxine (Beta Eta), Annette (Beta Eta), Arlene (Gamma Chi), Barbara (Gamma Iota), Amy (Zeta Upsilon), and Motney (Beta Eta),  

And! Amy sent our photo to The Lyre!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#WeddingWednesday for our Beta Sigma sister

Best Wishes to our alumna sister from UGA, Beta Sigma, Chris who found her Alpha Chi Omega Sweetheart in Daren!

Chris is also the mom of Britney, a Beta Sigma, and "YaYa" to legacy Kate.

We wish Chris and Daren a long life together.

Friday, October 14, 2016

#FlashbackFriday - Hall of Commitment Spring 2015

It is a joy to guide the senior Beta Eta collegians through the Hall of Commitment (formerly know as the Third Degree of Initiation) in December and April. We usually have so many in April we end up conducting the ceremony two to three times in order to accommodate "senior schedules."
These are the gifts the sisters received from the chapter along with a special brunch. Aren't they so, so lucky?

Round 1

Round 2

Thursday, October 13, 2016

75-year Member Pinning Ceremony w/ @AXO_FSU to honor #AXO #FoundersDay

A special tribute today as we look forward to the 131st birthday of Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, Inc. on October 15th (our Founders' Day at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN).

We celebrate a sister who lived a good life and remained active with #AXO for all her 95 years!

Edith Marjorie "Margie" Smith Green visited the chapter to receive her 75-year member pin in April 2014. Her grandson (an FSU Sigma Chi alumnus), her son and daughter-in-law (an FSU circus alumna and AXO alumna initiate!) accompanied Margie. Our alumnae chapter and the Beta Eta collegians ate dinner, presented her pin, celebrated with cake, took photos and sang. ETE was so blessed to meet Margie and help with the celebration.

Fun Fact:  Margie was best buddies with Mary Budd Holmes. Here are their two bricks from the brick sidewalk at Beta Eta.

(We know the company misspelled devoted! We had it corrected)


Gainesville - Marjorie Smith Green, age 95, died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Marjorie was born in Jacksonville, Florida May 19, 1919 to Paul H. and Edith Miller Smith. She moved to Gainesville from Tampa, Florida in 1945. Margie graduated from FSCW (FSU) wher
e she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, the Esther Sunday School Class, the Junior League and a charter member of PEO Chapter FH. She was an avid bridge and domino player. 

Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Paul. Survivors are two brothers, Ernest and Virgil, two sons, Alonzo Frank Green, III (Pam), Paul Michael Green (Martha), both of Gainesville, Florida; three grandchildren, Michael V. Green, Alonzo Frank Green IV & Paul Wallace Green; five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.