Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
By Ashton Wilkins • Democrat Writer • Published: October 25. 2010 2:00AM
Toni King started out as a client at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend, a nonprofit dedicated to guiding people through vision loss. She is now an independent living specialist and former member of the organization's Board of Directors.
On Sunday, she helped those who could see to experience life for an hour as someone who is visually impaired at the sixth annual Paula Bailey Dining in the Dark event. The event is named for Bailey, a former client and board member who became blind and deaf in 1999 after an attack of meningitis. Bailey passed away in April 2005. The organization's Inspirational Community Member award also is named after her. Norine Lebitzke [Beta Eta], president of the board of directors for Lighthouse of the Big Bend and Paula Bailey nominee, won the award.
- Nursing and Masters of Education professor at Florida State University
- Book Author: http://www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=stories_nlabitzke
- Induction into the Water Skiing Hall of Fame: http://www.schnitzskis.com/tournaments/halloffame.html
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
(back row) Jennifer, Amy, Caryn and Karen
(front row) Erin, Chelsie and Tara
The Beta Eta collegians invited us over to "the 518" for traditional turkey dinner. As always, "Mom Marie" and her fantastic staff served excellent food. We enjoyed a full dining room of new members and lifetime members, and everyone was wearing purple of some sort.
Happy 125th Founders' Day
to all the Real.Strong.Women Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity initiated from 1885-2010!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 10 AM – 2PM
At ΑΧΩ-BH House
Featuring some NEW ΑΧΩ merchandise including the tiara, jewelry, key chains, koozies, designer t-shirts, Big Sis/Lil Sis gifts, Vineyard Vines tote bags and more!
Trunk Show Presented by Marlene Kruelle, ΑΧΩ Alumna and Owner of Sorority Spirit
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
MusicFest 2010: Sounds of Hope, a Benefit for Refuge House, will be held on Sunday, October 17, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on the spacious grounds of Unity Eastside Church, 8551 Buck Lake Road in Tallahassee. It’s a non-religious community event.
- Silent Auction
- Seated Massage
- Fabulous Food
- Bake Sale
- Fun Activities for Children and Adults.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Events featuring two Tallahassee area MacDowell Colony Fellows take place this month. Friday evening, FSU celebrates the Ruby Diamond Grand Reopening, the College of Music's 100th anniversary, and the start of the 2010-2011 concert series with four commissioned works performed by the FSU University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Combined Choirs (over 600 voices!).
One of the 4 commissioned works that will be performed was composed by MacDowell Fellow Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. She is both an FSU faculty member (the Francis Eppes Professor of Music) and an FSU alumna (and fellow Panhellenic sister, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha). Zwilich is also the first woman composer to receive a Pulitzer Prize for composing.
From FSU News:
Our second featured Tallahassee area MacDowell Fellow is acclaimed wood sculptor Mark Lindquist. A 40-year retrospective of his work is on display at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy through October 23rd. To give you an idea how impressive he is, his 25-year career retrospective was hosted by the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.!
MacDowell Month: AXOs Appreciating the Arts
MacDowell Month: It's Almost Here
Supporting Sisters in February
Saturday, October 2, 2010
To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness month, a few of our officers teamed up with The Pixel Project and the FSU Alpha Chi Omega collegians to Paint It Purple for DVA!
The idea was to make cupcakes and decorate them in purple and white and then to blog about it for a "blog party" on October 2nd (today!!). Jennifer and Amy did the baking and then took the cupcakes and lots of supplies (frosting, sprinkles, napkins, etc.) to the FSU AXO House yesterday and had a great time at lunch with the young women talking about domestic violence awareness, the Pixel Project and Refuge House, our local domestic violence shelter.
After lunch, Jenn and Amy delivered about 7 dozen cupcakes to the Refuge House administrative office for the staff to enjoy and share with the residents at their safe house. Here are a few photos of the fun we had: