Thursday, December 30, 2010

Have You Marked February 5th on your calendar? Here is your reminder!

Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee, Inc.

2011 Scholarship Awards Luncheon & Benefit Auction

Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11 o’clock in the morning

Delta Zeta Sorority House * 749 West Jefferson Street

Bid on fabulous gift baskets, merchandise, edibles, live plants and more! After a delicious luncheon and awards ceremony, enjoy the exclusive live auction. Please respond no later than January 30, 2011 by mailing your check for $25.00 to:

Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee, Inc.

Attn: Shelley Green

11387 Turkey Roost Road

Tallahassee, FL 32317

Note: Please indicate your sorority affiliation and if you would prefer a vegetarian meal.

Alumnae Chapter, business sponsored themed gift baskets and donations for the auction are needed. Contact President, Kathy Dilworth at Kathy.A.DilworthATgmailDOTcom

Monday, December 27, 2010

Florida's State Day

On years when we do not have our National Convention, states and regions gather to enjoy the society of their sisters, do a bit of training and, most importantly, have fun!

Let Amy or Jenn know if you can attend State Day for Florida this year. We can carpool if you like. We know all 7 collegiate chapters in the state will be there and we hope all 18 alumnae chapters will attend as well.

Save the Date!!!
2011 Florida State Day

Alumnae and collegiate chapter Executive Board members are invited to attend this fantastic event to meet or reunite with Alpha Chi’s from across the state and share ideas!

February 19, 2011 ★★★ 9:00am until 4:00pm

Ocala, Florida

Everything You Need to Know About State Day 2011

★Registration cost - $30 per person (including lunch and training materials)

★Registration deadline - Friday, February 4, 2011

★Overnight accommodations are available at
Holiday Inn
3600 SW 38th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474

★Attire: Business or chapter attire

★Honor someone special in your life by donating to the Star Booth. Proceeds from the Star Booth will go to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.

★In honor of Hera Day (which is March 1), we will be collecting toiletries and baby supplies for the local Ocala domestic violence shelter.

★The Alpha Chi Omega Carnation Booth will be available. If you or your chapter have goods you would like to sell, please contact Amanda Causey, PCC or Lorraine Franckle, PAC.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

DV and the workplace? Yes, there is a connection.

We talk about domestic violence shelters helping DV survivors; women & children trying to escape domestic violence; and signs for identifying and avoiding dating violence, but do you know it affects the workplace?

Kim Wells serves as the executive director for the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, and her group won a fantastic donation last month from Hopeline© from Verizon to address this issue.

"According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intimate partner violence victims lose a total of nearly 8 million days of paid work a year, the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs, and the cost of domestic violence to the U.S. economy is more than $8.3 billion. A 2005 national telephone survey by CAEPV found that 21 percent of full-time employed adults were victims of domestic violence and 64 percent of them indicated their work performance was significantly impacted." (from the CAEPV November 30, 2010 press release)

Amy and I were introduced to Kim Wells through her blog, and her tweets @kwells2416.

Personally, I'm thinking we should talk to Kim about alumnae initiation into Alpha Chi Omega. She embodies the ideal Real.Strong.Woman.

Thanks to Kim, we know today is a super important day on the calendar for Domestic Violence Awareness.

Today is Liz Claiborne Inc’s seventh annual It’s Time to Talk Day.

If you follow Twitter hashtags (#) you will find tweets about this day marked thusly #ITTTD


We hope you appreciate AX – ETE taking the opportunity to inform you about CAEPV, Kim Wells and #ITTTD.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hall of Commitment = win ... Photos = fail

One of the great joys and honors for an alumnae chapter is to host Hall of Commitment (Third Degree of Initiation) for the senior and transfer collegians.

When opportunities arise for sisters to share in ritual, they remember The Bond that unifies them and the values they strive to uphold. One of our alumnae said it best on Sunday, "Every time I hear this ceremony I learn something new." How refreshing and exciting to remain inspired by ceremonies envisioned more than 100 years ago.

Sorry we forgot a camera to document the event, but we do want to recognize our sisters!

Thanks for giving of your time to help cultivate our future alumnae!
Barbara (Gamma Iota, UF)
Chelsie (Iota Psi)
Erin (Iota Psi)
Kim (Beta Eta)
Jenn (Theta Lambda)
Jennifer (Iota Psi)
Tara (Beta Eta)

Welcome to the Third Stage of Membership!
Julia A
Lindsey G
Sarah L
Katie W
You will be missed.

We hope this blog post inspires YOU to remember your pledge to Alpha Chi Omega. Live with Wisdom, Devotion and Achievement today!