Friday, July 30, 2010

Alumnae Panhellenic Summer Social

We hope you'll be able to join us for the Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee (APT) Summer Social on Thursday, August 5th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Wine Loft, which is on the corner of 6th Avenue and Thomasville Road in mid-town Tallahassee.

The APT President asks, "please bring any last minute potential new member recommendations and Recruitment Information forms you'd like to send out to collegiate chapters to this meeting." She also expects the first APT newsletter to be available at the Social for members to take home. It will include news from our local Panhellenic group alumnae chapters as well as a calendar of events and meetings for the upcoming year.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Congratulations Karen!

Congratulations, Karen (Beta Eta, FSU), on your new job with Springtime Tallahassee! (see some of our other Alpha Chi Omega connections to this great community event in our post from March 22, 2010 here).

Springtime Tallahassee names Karen Ellis its new executive director

Springtime Tallahassee is welcoming Karen Ellis as its new executive director.
"I feel she has the capability, enthusiasm and qualifications to take it to a new level," said Elle Mick, Springtime Tallahassee general chairwoman.
Ellis, the former March of Dimes community director, will officially start Aug. 4. Springtime Tallahassee is an annual festival that attracts more than 100,000 people for its parade, arts-and-crafts displays and festivities.
Ellis explained that after her husband, Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democratsenior sports writer, died in November, she knew she needed to make a job change, but felt a little hesitant.
"I wasn't sure if it was going to be the right move for me," she said. "It was a difficult decision to make because I was in my comfort zone with the March of Dimes. And they were there for me when Steve passed. But I put my emotions aside, and I'm coming out of my comfort zone."
Ellis will be replacing Jennifer Naff, whose last day was July 16. With the local March of Dimes, Ellis organized community fundraising events.
"I loved what I did, raising money to save babies," she said. "I loved being in the community and working with the volunteers, which is something I'll still be able to do with Springtime Tallahassee."
Ellis said she plans on improving the branding of the longtime community event, ensuring that the community "understands that the annual event is organized by dedicated volunteers that work all year to bring the festival to the community."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sorority Recruitment at FSU

Sorority Recruitment at FSU will be here before you know it! The dates are Monday, August 16th through Saturday, August 21st. If you can help out at the FSU Alpha Chi Omega House at any time that week, we would love to have your help! We need volunteers during the day to pour and serve water, to help keep the house looking great and to help behind the scenes. We'll also need large groups of alumnae volunteers Friday and Saturday evenings (the 20th and 21st) - no special skills are needed!

If you would like to help, please leave a comment on this post and we'll be in touch with you! Thank you in advance, we appreciate you!

Please also let us know if you need the official Alpha Chi Omega Recruitment Information Form. It can be downloaded from the Alpha Chi Omega National website (here, note you have to log in) or comment below and we'll send you one by email.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Woman to Watch

Kristen S (Gamma Iota/Beta Eta) was featured in Tallahassee Woman magazine as one of their "Women to Watch"! Well done Kristen: Keep Seeking the Heights.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Did you see our sisters in the Tallahassee Magazine?

We love to spot our sisters around town continuing their involvement with our community. You never know where you might find an Alpha Chi Girl!

Deirdre D (Beta Eta) at left

Stefanie J (Beta Eta) 2nd from the right "Capital Area Community Action Agency's Masked Benefit Ball"

Caryn B-D (Beta Xi) at left, "Dedication of the "WOW! Z Lounge" in the FSU College of Business to The Zimmerman Agency"

Anna B (Gamma Iota) at right - more on Anna's race from the Democrat, Monday, March 15, 2010,

Wallace and Busby Scurry to Wins
Youth still held the advantage in the women's competition though, as Anna Busby [Leon '08] edged out Thomasville master Mary Anne Grayson for the win, 21:03 to 21:09. Nearly 500 runners completed the 15 March 2010 run through the streets of Tallahassee's Killearn Estates."
Additionally, Anna won the UF Panhellenic 5K this past spring which benefited Peaceful Paths (the DV shelter in Gainesville).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

AXO Convention

Alpha Chi Omega will hold the 56th Biennial National Convention July 9-12th in Washington, D.C. Convention is full of memorable moments, Alpha Chi Omega business, and opportunities to make new friends and visit with sisters from around the country. See the full Convention schedule here.

At Epsilon Tau Epsilon, we're excited that many of our members will be able to participate in this great event. Thank you to Jennifer (Theta Lambda, Clemson) for being our voting delegate. Also attending from Tallahassee: alumnae Amy (Zeta Upsilon, CWRU), Britain (BH, FSU) and Jennifer O. (Iota Psi, Elon)... and collegians from Beta Eta - BH President and voting delegate Liz (of Coral Springs, FL) and VP-Education Vaneese (of St. Petersburg, FL).

We will post photos and a recap here after we all get back home and recover!