Friday, May 20, 2011

Steve Ellis 5K Weekend - SS

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

Congratulations Beta Eta Seniors/New Alumnae!

In April we held Alpha Chi Omega Hall of Commitment for the graduating seniors three times. The first big ceremony was Sunday, April 10th and the two smaller ceremonies later in the month for sisters who were out of town or who had other obligations on the 10th. Thank you to all the alumnae who came out to assist with the ceremonies and congratulate the seniors on their accomplishments!
April 10th serious photo

funny photo

round two

round 3

We're glad we were able to accommodate the schedules of all but one of the seniors (and she is staying in Tallahassee to go to medical school at FSU so we'll be able to catch up with her later). 

Each of the seniors received a goodie bag with small gifts designed to help them transition from being a collegiate member to an alumna. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Salad Days Success!

A big thank you to our wonderful sisters who came out Monday evening and contributed to help make our bath and bedding drive for Refuge House a success! A special thanks to our guest, Diane Jefferson, Development Director of Refuge House, who made us all feel like we are truly making a difference for the women and children Refuge House serves. 

Sisters from seven Alpha Chi collegiate chapters with Diane Jefferson of Refuge House. 
Standing (l to r): Diane Jefferson, Lynda (Beta Gamma, Louisiana State), Margaret (Beta Sigma, Univ of Georgia), Amy (Zeta Upsilon, Case Western Reserve Univ), Kristen (Gamma Iota, Univ of Florida and Beta Eta, Florida State), Chelsie (Iota Psi, Elon Univ); seated (l to r): Aimee (Beta Eta, Florida State), Britain (Beta Eta, Florida State) and Jennifer (Theta Lambda, Clemson) 

The big stack of towels, twin sheet sets and pillows we collected for Refuge House!

Sisters with the donations

All of us helping Diane load the donations in her car - luckily she had big enough vehicle to hold everything! 

Thanks to Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee for awarding us their Philanthropic Grant, the proceeds of which went toward these donations. Thanks also to cash donations from our members (as well as from  Beta Eta alumna Danielle and Zeta Upsilon alumna Amy from the Tweet-up they held for Refuge House) we had a cash donation for RH for $150 to go along with all the linens. 

In addition to helping a great cause, we enjoyed a lovely evening (inside, unfortunately, due to the overly warm weather) and delicious dinner with the variety of salads everyone brought along. It was a wonderful evening enjoying the society of our sisters!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Baby Best Wishes

Many warm wishes to our sisters who are celebrating spring babies!

Kristen (Gamma Iota, UF),


Jenny (Beta Lambda, Univ of AZ) who was highlighted previously,, and her husband on the birth of their first baby girl.

Monday, May 2, 2011

You're on Candid Camera meets I Spy

Our sister Kristen (Gamma Iota/Beta Eta) is a busy lady. On top of her new title of "Mrs." she was in an epsiode of Georgia Public Broadcasting's show "Georgia Traveler", Season 4, Epsiode 10. The show visited Liam's in Thomasville, GA - YUM. (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!