Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Congratulations Norma!

On June 11th, when we celebrated Peggy's 100th birthday, we had the privilege of presenting a 60-year member pin to Norma. Norma is a 1948 initiate of Gamma Epsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Oklahoma State University, and Peggy's neighbor at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community. Norma served many years as the Recruitment Advisor to OSU's Alpha Chi Omegas.

Our President performing the 60-year member ceremony.

After the ceremony: Norma is seated, holding the carnation and wearing both her 50-year and 60-year pins. Clockwise from her: Jennifer (Theta Lamdba, Clemson), Linda (Gamma Epsilon, OSU), Amy (Zeta Upsilon, Case Western Reserve), and Britain (Beta Eta, Florida State).

Congratulations, Norma, and thank you for your service to Alpha Chi Omega!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy 100th Birthday Peggy!

A group of us had the honor of attending fellow Alpha Chi Omega Peggy's 100th birthday party yesterday at Westminster Oaks. It was so nice to meet her friends and former co-workers! We learned some fun facts:

  • Peggy was a real beauty! She was Miss University of Oklahoma her junior year in college, and still wears a tiara with style and grace.
  • She was a pioneer in the career world. She moved to Chicago for her first job, directly after graduating from University of Oklahoma, and later served as personal secretary to four of Florida's State Attorneys General. 
  • Peggy credits her longevity to having never driven a car. In Tallahassee, she lived downtown where she could walk to her office at the Capitol every day. 

from left to right: (Linda (Gamma Epsilon, Oklahoma State), Kris (Beta Eta, Florida State), Norma (Gamma Epsilon, Oklahoma State), Amy (Zeta Upsilon, Case Western Reserve), Britain (Beta Eta, Florida State), Jennifer (Theta Lambda, Clemson); seated Peggy (Psi, Oklahoma).

Friday, June 4, 2010

Alpha Chi Omega in Home & Design

Did you see Wendy Kerr of Furniture Showcase and Design in the June/July edition of Home & Design? Yes, she is also and Alpha Chi Omega (Gamma Iota - UF). What a delight to call Wendy our sister: Kudos to another Real.Strong.Woman.