Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Jenn and Amy plan to meet at noon at Westcott Fountain for the Tour and would love to have you join them for this festive and fun event that will raise funds for Dance Marathon. Here are all the details:
What: Dance Marathon at Florida State University's 1st Annual Sorority Holiday House Tour
When: Sunday, December 4th from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $15 per adult, $10 per student and senior - will include a tour of each of the 16 FSU sororities, food and refreshments, and presentations from local vendors. When you purchase your ticket, mention Alpha Chi Omega so the chapter can get credit for your contribution.
Benefiting Dance Marathon, Childrens Miracle Network, and The Florida State University College of Medicine
The 1st Annual Sorority Holiday House Tour, benefiting Dance Marathon at The Florida State University, will take place Saturday December 4, 2011 from 12pm- 4pm. People from all over the state and local community will gather together in Tallahassee, Florida for this special event, as they step into the sorority houses at The Florida State University. This is the only time of year that these million dollar mansions open up their holiday-decorated houses for everyone to see! Free parking will belocated near the Westcott Building and check-in will begin at 11:30 in front of the Westcott Fountain. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased prior through each individual sorority, through Dance Marathon directly or at the event check-in table! If you have any questions about this event please contact Kyle Dunnington at
RSVP on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/314240291937320/
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Win a 5 Day, 4 Night Stay at
St. George Island Beach House!!!
Lovely three bedroom (Sleeps 8), two-bath home with spacious furnished screened porch and a wonderful Gulf view. Enjoy looking at dolphins from the widow's walk with a panoramic view and a sunning deck! Wood-burning fireplace, multiple TVs, VCRs, and DVDs, stereo and CD/tape player. Steps away from the beach and the bike path.
$1,000 Value * Suggested Donation: $5 Per 6 tickets/$1 Per Ticket
Drawing: Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 at Turkey Trot Race SouthWood Complex
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Contact AXO-ETE to get a ticket or call the Refuge House Office of Development at 850-922-6062!
Refuge House is the domestic and sexual violence center for Leon and the seven neighboring counties in North Florida: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla. The mission of Refuge House is to provide direct services to battered women, their children, and sexual assault survivors, as well as to eliminate conditions in society that allow such violence to continue.
REFUGE HOUSE, INC. IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1991, REGISTRATION NUMBER SC01682. REFUGE HOUSE, INC. RECEIVES 100% OF EACH CONTRIBUTION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRAITON AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTRAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
It will be held the Saturday before Recruitment begins and will showcase all aspects of Recruitment including a chance to see their videos (for first round and (new this year) for Philanthropy Day), the Skit and to take house tours. After the Preview, we are all invited to stay for snacks and conversation with our sisters. Please feel free to bring your daughters, granddaughter, nieces or neighbors as this will be a great introduction to sorority life and recruitment. (Note that anyone registered as a potential new member for FSU Recruitment 2011 cannot attend.)
Recruitment Preview and Reception
at the FSU Alpha Chi Omega House
518 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee
We are SUPER excited about this fun opportunity.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Lulu, a woman blessed with a happy spirit and fun attitude merchandises the shop, and she makes the shopping experience a pleasure! Check them out on Facebook, , she uploads photos daily of new merchandise in the shop to entice her regulars. She blogs as well! Please read this post: The Donating Game: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - SO IMPORTANT!
We hope you will donate and shop at The Collection on Gaines frequently. Visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Lulus.collection
Lulu's talent for arranging items makes the shop fun, organized and trendy.
Lulu working her magic!
"Barbie Bouquet" - too cute
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Farewell Happy Hour
Thursday, August 4th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Drop by Jenn's house on your way home from work and share your best wishes with our graduating/departing alumnae, graduate students. See our Facebook page for more information, or email Jenn Butler.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
What is Artopia? (from the website):
Now in its 13th year, Artopia is a charity art fundraising event that benefits Big Bend Cares. Local and regional artists donate their artwork for this event, which includes a few signed and numbered limited editions.
Before the volunteers started work! (left to right)
Marc (Brother of Hermes), Britain (Beta Eta, FSU), Chris (Delta Chi), Amy (Zeta Upsilon, Case), Kate (Beta Eta, collegiate Panhellenic Delegate)
Chris (Delta Chi) and Kate (Beta Eta, collegiate Panhellenic Delegate) showing a piece of art during the live auction.
Amy, Britain, Chris and Kate also worked the silent auction, Marc and Jenn worked the live auction, and we all served cake.
As always, the ETE president and social media guru Amy blogged about the event:http://365thruamyseyes.blogspot.com/2011/06/artopia-recap.html
As did the 2009 Young Alumna and Beta Eta's chapter advisor, our buddy Britain:http://www.simplysoutherngirl.com/2011/06/artopia-great-art-for-great-cause.html
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Fla. Lottery secretary touts contributions to education
By Kate Schofield
11:16 PM, Jul. 29, 2011|
Ending her speech in front of the Economic Cub of Florida on Friday afternoon, Cynthia O'Connell had one simple request — she asked the audience to buy lottery tickets.
O'Connell, appointed secretary of the Florida Lottery by Gov. Rick Scott on Feb. 9, spoke to the club about the mission behind Florida's Lottery: to give funds to Florida education and to aid the Florida economy as a whole.
Last fiscal year, the lottery brought in more than $4 billion, and about $3.9 billion of that was injected into the state's economy, O'Connell said. That is the first time the lottery has brought in that amount since 2008.
The Florida Lottery has contributed $22 billion to education since 1988. O'Connell and her staff of 24 aim to reach the $23 billion mark by October or November.
For every dollar spent on Florida lottery tickets, she said about 62 cents are returned to players as prizes. Thirty cents gets transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), 5 cents are returned to retailers for commissions and bonuses, 1 cent is paid to game vendors and 2 cents are used for other operating costs (including staff salaries, advertising and all office operations).
The lottery also has funded a half-million students' Bright Futures scholarships, she added. Even with the recent changes the Legislature has made with Bright Futures, O'Connell said the mission to fund education is still at the heart of the Florida Lottery.
"The Florida Lottery is still important for education regardless of the changes the Legislature makes," she said after her speech. "It is our mandate to help fund education and we will continue to do that."
She said the Florida Lottery will use more social networks and mobile apps to expand demographics and be part of the 21st century world.
"We want to move Florida Lottery into the modern day we live in" she told the audience. The Economic Club of Florida tries to meet once a month and has had more than 400 speakers in its history including former Sen. Bob Graham and Clark Hoyt, public editor for The New York Times, said club chairman John Kurowski.
Lt. Gov. Carroll headlines panel featuring women in government
By Dana Edwards
Special to the Chronicle
Jul 27, 2011|
Jennifer Carroll told more than 300 Girls State delegates that being Florida's first African-American lieutenant governor was "never part of my personal plan — but, sometimes, you have to be open to higher plans."
Speaking on a panel organized by the James Madison Institute (JMI), Carroll retraced the steps that led to her election last November. She described her years serving in the Florida House, and how her early experience in the Navy helped prepare her to head the Florida agency in charge of veterans affairs.
She also admitted that public speaking came easily to her — after she had practiced in front of a mirror.
Carroll's remarks highlighted the James Madison Institute's annual "Women in Government" panel at Florida Girls' State.
This year's forum took place at FSU's Moore Auditorium and also featured Rep. Marti Coley of Blountstown, Florida Lottery Secretary Cindy O'Connell and Leon County Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson.
Similarly, Richardson encouraged the students to invest time in something besides their future careers, offering her participation on the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Board as an example. She said the key to a successful career is choosing something you enjoy doing every day.
Each panelist advised the girls to take time for themselves each day, whether that is prayer, exercise or something else. Taking time for yourself, they said, helps you to be at your best for all the people in your life.
Friday, July 15, 2011
|Thank you for your help last year!|
If you would like to help, please comment below 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.
Laurel Deininger, CRIC
Alpha Chi Omega
518 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Thursday, June 2, 2011
May 26, 2011
Leon High bids Walberg farewell after 39 years
By Ashley Amesm, DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER
For Connie Walberg, retiring from a profession that she has dedicated 39 years of her life to is bittersweet.
"I love teaching," the Leon High School teacher said emphatically. "If I knew that I was going to have a certain amount of time, 20 or 30 years more to live and be in good health, I'd keep teaching another 10."
A group of Walberg's friends and co-workers gathered at Chez Pierre on Wednesday afternoon to send the veteran teacher off with a bang. Walberg has spent her entire career at Leon High School, since she started as an intern in the early '70s. Leon High principal Rocky Hanna actually had her as an instructor.
"Connie Walberg has been one of the cornerstones at Leon High School over the last four decades," he said. "Over 39 years, she has taught and inspired thousands and thousands of young lives, including mine."
Walberg has taught a variety of classes, ranging from English to humanities to psychology. Her passion, however, is art history, something that she shares with her students in the classroom and on her annual trip to Europe. For 32 years, the majority of her teaching career, she has chaperoned a month-long trip to London, Paris, Rome and Florence for local students.
Sheila Costigan, who has known and been close friends with Walberg since 1980, said the teacher is in a class of her own.
"Her heart is filled with so much goodness," she said. "She helps every kid, every day. She gives everyone a chance to become something larger than they ever thought they could be."
Walberg, 60, has been teaching in Leon County for almost two-thirds of her life. She said she will truly miss her students.
"I'm all about forming relationships with my students. I care about them, so not having that connection is going to be very, very difficult," she said.
She is looking forward to having time to travel with her husband, Jerry, and volunteering in the community.
"You don't replace a Connie Walberg," Hanna said, adding that the school and students she has connected with will always remember her. "Her legacy will live forever in these halls — and in the spirit of what we do best at Leon — and that's educating kids."
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thanks Alpha Chi Omega sisters, Tallahasseans, Pi Kappa Alpha brothers, FSU fans and Clemson fans for supporting the Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship 5K this Saturday by running, volunteering or eating at Piggy's.
We are always excited to support our sisters' worthy philanthropic events!
Special thanks to those volunteering - Lauren B (Beta Eta, FSU), Aimee J (Beta Eta, FSU), Marc H (Brother of Hermes & Jenn's husband), Jenn (Theta Lambda, Clemson), Karen E (Beta Eta, FSU), Lori R (Beta Eta collegian), Kate B (Beta Eta collegian)
running - Tara R (Beta Eta, FSU), Chris S (Brother of Hermes & Pike & Amy Z's husband), Stacia D (Beta Eta collegian).
If you'd like to contribute to the scholarship, please see our previous blog post:
We love ya' Karen (Beta Eta, FSU)!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Kristen (Gamma Iota, UF), http://schlorholtz.net/wordpress/?m=201101
Jenny (Beta Lambda, Univ of AZ) who was highlighted previously, http://axoete.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-sister-is-woman-to-watch.html, and her husband on the birth of their first baby girl.
Monday, May 2, 2011
http://www.gpb.org/georgiatraveler/410 (8:53 - a great shot of her smile - love ya Kristen!)
If you haven't been to Liam's, get yourself there! And then enjoy a stroll in downtown Thomasville where many of our ETE sisters live!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The event features "a raffle, trivia competition, readings of FSU professors' writings and, in what's sure to be a hoot, a variety show put on by Creative Writing Program professors Julianna Baggott, Erin Belieu, Jimmy Kimbrell, Diane Roberts and Mark Winegardner."
It will be held at The Warehouse, 706 W. Gaines St. Admission is $5 for students, $10 for the general public. Contact: Call 222-6188 or visit http://www.southeastreview.org
You will remember we posted about Anne's work earlier also, http://axoete.blogspot.com/2011/03/alpha-chi-alumna-in-fine-arts.html
We are proud of our sisters working hard to support and promote the Fine Arts!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The twtvite is burning up Twitter today! See the original tweet from our ETE president, Amy (Zeta Upsilon):
@amy_z: Tally tweeps, pls join us Thur 4/21 for #ChocoTallyTweetup for @RefugeHouse at @LeRocBistroHD: http://twtvite.com/chocotally
Translated into "English" it means, "Friends in Tallahassee who use Twitter, please join us Thursday, April 21st at LeRoc Bistro inside Hotel Duval as we celebrate Refuge House with lunch and special chocolates crafted by the LeRoc Bistro chef"
Our sisters also blogged about the event:
I am sad I cannot attend (@jennsueb), but many of our sisters will be there:
@Danielle_Gulasa @bmds99 @MeaganDougherty @amy_z @axo_fsu
You KNOW we will post lots of pictures of the event!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Remember when we blogged about our service project of collecting sheets and towels for Refuge House, "Help Us Help Refuge House"? We are inviting the Tallahassee Twitter community to help us at a lunch tweetup and sheets/towel drive at LeRoc Bistro (inside Hotel Duval) on Thursday, April 21st. The chef at LeRoc is VERY excited and will concoct a special chocolate treat for the menu that day!
Additionally, Amy will be provide a copy of Elin Stebbins Waldal's book Tornado Warning: A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect On A Woman's Life as a door prize!
We hope our Alpha Chi Omega sisters and Twitter friends will meet us there for fun, friendship and philanthropy.
Want to know more about tweetups? Check out Amy's blog. Hope to see you there!
P.S. Sisters in the Bond - it's Estelle Leonard's birthday on April 21st! Can you think of a better birthday present for her than enjoying lunch with your sisters AND being altruistic?: The true spirit of sisterhood.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
ETE is proud of them!
Tues 4/5 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes @ 5 p.m. ending at a spaghetti dinner at the house. This will be a walk around campus and the sorority houses to gain attention and awareness for DVA.
Wed 4/6 Wear DVA shirts
Thurs 4/7 DVA Vigil @ the Beta Eta house after dinner (Wear purple)
Fri 4/8 -Golfers invited to lunch
Sat 4/9 PAR TEE Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. (Caddy's should arrive at 9:00 a.m. to support your golfers!) - Shot Gun start at 11:00 a.m.
Sun 4/10 Thank You Brunch at Beta Eta
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sisters from chapters around the country who have enjoyed twenty-five years as Alpha Chi Omegas.
We look forward to the 25-Year Pin Ceremony and sharing Wisdom, Devotion, Achievement with many Real. Strong. Women.
March 29, 5:30 at the Beta Eta house. Please RSVP to jennysuebutlerATgmailDOTcom
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
How would your alumnae chapter use the grant on a local level to further your philanthropic efforts?
Monday, March 14, 2011
I chose Habitat for Humanity! Since I have been involved with the organization since High school, and have traveled to some amazing places with Gap Inc. Community Corp. to build houses for those in need. My most recent big build with Gap was in Guatemala..
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Read more: Update: Junior League helps spruce up prom for some local girls | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20110305/BREAKINGNEWS/110303009/Update-Junior-League-helps-spruce-up-prom-for-some-local-girls#ixzz1GUX30ftY
Junior League of Tallahassee raises $55K from 'Whale of a Sale': The Junior League of Tallahassee raised approximately $55,000 from this past weekend's "Whale of a Sale," according to a JLT news release. The money raised from the event, held at the former Goody's location at the Tallahassee Mall, will help support the organization's mission of training volunteers and implementing community projects that improve the lives of children and families by helping children succeed in school.
Read more: Local briefs | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20110301/NEWS01/103010327/Local-briefs#ixzz1GUZKdkTh
"The Mardi Gras Ball Variety Extravaganza," which drew about 350 people last Saturday to the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum. It was a fundraiser for the Stubbs' Educational Foundation.
Read more: Byron Dobson: Couple gives back by sharing gift of music | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20110304/OPINION05/103040311/Byron-Dobson-Couple-gives-back-by-sharing-gift-of-music#ixzz1GUlRaIEC
Fun items donated by Alpha Chi Omegas (clockwise): famous sugar cookies by Amy (Zeta Upsilon, Case) - a hit each year; "Girls Night In" basket from Jenn (Theta Lambda, Clemson); $100 Live Auction Pound Cake baked by Barbara (Gamma Iota, UF); "Easter Will Spring" Basket (ETE Alumnae)