Saturday, December 21, 2013

#AXO, #Tri-star, Alpha Chi Omega photos just for December fun

Olive Green and Scarlet Red maple leaves to enjoy in October for a Founders' Day Treat (your local Bed, Bath and Beyond)

Lyrebird Alert

Tri-Star bowl? Every Alpha Chi Girl needs one! - these are from Amish Country in OH

Lyrebird centerpiece made be Lambda Omicron Lambda (Ocala for State Day circa 2009) - so clever
WITH the lyre flower vase (courtesy of our president).

Peacock 'crackers' (British Christmas tradition) - Hera fun from your local Pier One - Perfect for your Holiday Tea like we're having today at the Beta Eta House!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight - @UFAXO Sisterhood Retreat - #WhyAlphaChi

In honor of UF's fantastic career day in November (shout out VP-ID Cassie Bailey) and volunteering to host #MyJourney facilitator training (shout out Savannah Posgai) for Beta Omicron, Gamma Iota, Gamma Chi, Gamma Pi and Theta Sigma, we are showing some fun photos from Gamma Iota's Fall Sisterhood Retreat.

Sisterhood retreats and activities like KROM, KRONM, KROS fall under the office of vice president of membership programming. Savannah P worked hard with her committee to plan a fun-filled, relaxing and interactive day. The day revolved a "Fall Fair" theme with a special sign, games and a "bake off" (with prizes), yummy snacks and lunch and team building.

We love to see our collegiate chapters engaging in events that strengthen the bond, allow time for relaxation and are safe.

pumpkin decorating
"fall fair" games - marshmallow eating competition

tip for a positive event:  post the agenda and menu - you build excitement & set attendees at ease 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hall of Commitment Fall 2013 - #Alumnae love

We enjoyed sharing our ritual with the Beta Eta seniors graduating in December. These sisters are such super smarties:  Lex - law school; Jenna - nursing; Kelly - UF medical school; Lindsey (neurobiology PhD). And look at those adorable Alpha Chi and Omega stockings (and letters!)

Thank you Linda (Gamma Epsilon, OK State), Amy (Zeta Upsilon, Case Western Reserve University) and Jenn (Theta Upsilon, Clemson) for welcoming our new alumnae!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

#WhyAlphaChi Wednesday - #Hanukkah #Solstice #Christmas Idea - Life Loyal Edition

Thinking about a meaningful gift for the Alpha Chi Omega in your life?

Life Loyal Alpha Chi Omega will honor that special AXO in your life, it will ensure she receives The Lyre magazine throughout her lifetime and it will contribute to the leadership training provided by the Fraternity to our future collegians!

Sponsor a membership for your big sister, little sister, daughter, mother, cousin, best friend - the possibilities to give are endless.

Or treat yourself!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thanks @keiracknightley for this #DVA Work - It's Not a #Halloween Joke

On this last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, #DVAM, we leave you with a powerful piece from a talented and lovely actor Keira Knightley:

Keira Knightley Says ‘Cut’ – Cameras Keep Rolling In This Powerful Women’s Aid Video

Keira Knightley
Watching this public service announcement, created by Women’s Aid in the UK, was a jolt of hard reality. Please note there is trigger alert, in that this dramatization contains a very disturbing scene of violence that may bring up traumatic memories and feelings of past abuse. Though Keira is acting, millions of women are violently ‘taken’ by surprise like this everyday, and live in constant fear. I commend Knightley for making this video. The statistics shown at the end are from UK studies. Sadly, the numbers are worse here in America. The message, however, is universal.
According to research by Mother Jones:
Domestic violence is the No. 1 cause of injury to women. The incidents add up to more than all the rapes, muggings, and car accidents women experience each year. One out of every four women in the United States will be physically injured by a lover in her lifetime. That translates into a woman being assaulted every nine seconds in America.
Women’s Aid is a leading national organization that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. You can donate to their site.
If you’re in an abusive relationship, or know someone who may be, there is help: Call: 800-799-SAFE/National Domestic Violence Hotline or Call: 800-656-HOPE/RAINN (Rape,Abuse, & Incest National Network) 
Special thanks to RossalynWarren/Upworthy, Liberals Unite and all the many organizations that work to help victims and end domestic violence.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#AXO Collegiate and #DVAM Spotlight with @MaryKay!

Thank you Mary Kay for all your work to end Domestic Violence!

We love this collaboration as many Alpha Chi Omega sisters are Mary Kay consultants too.

Vote for your favorite photo! 
The chapter with the most "Likes" by noon, Friday, November 1, will win a MARY KAY celebrity makeover experience and a $5,000 grant to the domestic violence awareness organization of their choice. 
For complete contest rules, prizes and info, visit

Our Local Chapter Beta Eta - is in the running!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Painting with a Twist Recap - #TBT

We had such a good time before recruitment started in August 2012 at Painting with a Twist!
In honor of our Founders' Day on October 15th, we celebrate ETE's sisterhood with this recap.

With alumnae from five collegiate chapters represented, we enjoyed snacks, drinks, cupcakes and the society of our sisters while we stretched our creative and artistic muscles!

In true Alpha Chi Omega form - we chose to paint peacocks in honor of Hera!

Kristen's masterpiece!

Kappa Xi (UWF) alumnae Danielle and Meagan

The amazing chapter advisor for Beta Eta (FSU) and author of Simply Southern Girl blog

Our president (Amy Z - Zeta Upsilon) has many talents!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our Awards from #AXO Convention 2012 #TBT

We're playing catch-up and decided October (our founding month) was a great opportunity to reflect on our blessings from Convention 2012 in St. Louis, MO.

ETE worked SUPER HARD between Convention 2010 and 2012 and we were rewarded with FOUR alumnae chapter awards!

If you follow our tweets (@AXOETE) you might have caught us winning the awards back in July.

The box arrived; the excitement built!

We won the following:

  • Domestic Violence Outreach
  • Collegiate Chapter Support - Local
  • PACE
  • Fine Arts

We will use the neat Alpha Chi-themed awards as prizes for our sisterhood events!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

#tbt - Alpha Chi Omega at Children's Home Society

Tracey was on the board and we were sponsors

see past years of fun, and learn more about Tracey as well:

Supporting Sisters in February

Congratulations to our Tally Award Winners

Tracy Cohen - a mom, a president, a business woman, a wife, An Alpha Chi Omega

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sisters Around #Tallahassee

It was fun to find Beta Omicron (Florida Southern) sister Amanda in our local magazine. Amanda is the proud mom of six lovely children, very active in Tallahassee and another example of Alpha Chi Omega - Real. Strong. Women.

We are featuring her now in honor of Beta Omicron's recruitment beginning this week. Good Luck Beta Omicron sisters! Sending Love and Loyalty from Epsilon Tau Epsilon.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Laura Rogers: One of Tallahassee's 25 Women You Should Know 2013


Another Alpha Chi Omega was chosen as One of the 25 Women You Need to Know!

(see our post about Caryn Beck-Dudley (Beta Xi - Utah State), Dean of FSU's School of Business,

Laura K. Rogers (Beta Eta, FSU) continues to support our local collegiate and alumnae (Epsilon Tau Epsilon) chapter. She is smart, savy, humorous and friendly. She exemplifies the Real.Strong.Women of Alpha Chi Omega.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dedication to Helping Others at TMH

Fancheon Boone is our sister from Beta Omicron (Florida Southern) chapter! Fantastic to read about her altruistic efforts.

Monday, September 2, 2013

FSU Football Legacy

A few words for the Tallahassee Democrat about Sibyl our Alpha Omega (Birmingham Southern) sister who enjoyed many years married to Vaughn Mancha to celebrate the first FSU football game of 2013.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Recruitment Ready - Gamma Iota chapter at University of Florida

Wishing our Gamma Iota Sisters a great pre-recuitment week and FANTASTIC recruitment 2013! We love you!

If you need an Alpha Chi Omega Recruitment Recommendation Form, remember to check the Headquarters' website or contact ETE!  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Recapping 2011 Alpha Chi Omega State Day: Florida #TBT

One of our beloved collegians Tracy - a rockstar this one! She served on the executive board at Beta Eta, Rho Lambda and numerous other organizations and honor societies at FSU. She went on to receive her J.D. from UF. During her time at UF she served as the New Member Education advisor. Here she speaks on behalf of Alpha Ch Omega Foundation; she received two scholarships from Foundation during her time in school. Tracy radiates our five membership criteria!

We always make time to purchase stars at the Star Booth to honor our sisters and assist Foundation!

Look at this fine group of Beta Eta alumnae and collegians! We appreciate all they give to Alpha Chi Omega and our lifelong Bond of sisterhood.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

#TBT - Alpha Chi Omega #AXO Headquarters Webpage ...

Yes, we did have a screen shot of the old Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters' webpage! LOL
We wanted to "spring clean" it out of our files, but felt we should share the old-school love.

Do you have more funnies to share? Send them our way.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

We Love Alpha Chi Consultants #AXO

What do our consultants do? ...

They befriend, they counsel, they comfort, they crack the whip (JK), they enlighten, they evaluate, they model our Real.Strong.Women., #RSW, brand and exhibit Wisdom.Devotion.Achievement., #WDA, in their daily living.

Each collegiate chapter receives at least one consultant visit each school year. Sometimes chapters get nervous when a consultant visits, but really they should get EXCITED. Chapters who excel to the Olive level embrace their consultants, seek their advice and make them 'one of the chapter'.

and if they're lucky consultants and visit Tallahassee, they get to dine with our fun, local alumnae! Arianna (from Baltimore and Kappa Xi initiate) visited us in 2013.
Amy Z (Zeta Upsilon and president); Jenn (Theta Lambda and treasurer); Kristen (Gamma Iota/Beta Eta); Meagan  (Kappa Xi); Britain (Beta Eta); Magie (Pi) and Arianna (Kappa Xi) in front!

Arianna sharing our Backstops and reminding Beta Etas to put our VALUES first!

And we are SO LUCKY to report Arianna will be attending graduate school at FSU! Epsilon Tau Epsilon will get to enjoy her for two more years! We could not be more thrilled!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Local Florida Southern (Beta Omicron) Sister in the Tallahassee Magazine

We like to highlight our sisters when we seem them "in print". Hope you had a fun weekend Wendy H! Wendy was the manager for Ten Thousand Villages in Tallahassee, is a psychologist, and has a Sigma Kappa daughter:  Panhellenic love!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Gamma Iota Reunion

Two our our dearest local alumnae are Barbara C and Linda Y (both Gamma Iota alumnae from University of Florida). Barbara was a national recruitment specialist for many years and both ladies served on the Beta Eta House Corporation. They contribute to the Tallahassee community, and make us proud.

This #TBT from a few years back in The Lyre is a fun tribute to them. We are thankful for our diverse group of sisters living in Tallahassee!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Joy Stubbs Doing Good

We like to recognize our sisters who live Alpha Chi Omega values. Today for #TBT we recognize Joy Stubbs (Gamma Iota, UF).

Joy is devoted wife and mother of two sweet children. In her professional life she works as an attorney for the State of Florida where she was recognized for pro-bono work in 2011.

She celebrated five years of cancer free, great living in April this year!

She married into a super cool, musical family (how apropos for an Alpha Chi, right?) And one way we "Support Sisters" is to promote the Stubbs Music Foundation event each year. And we love to buy and eat BlueWater BBQ at FSU home games or use them to cater events - SO YUMMY.

Thanks for living your live with WDA each day Joy!

Monday, May 27, 2013

More Legacies Shining in Tallahassee

How wonderful to see a legacy in the lead role at the Tallahassee Young Actors Theatre. Brynn is the daughter of Michelle (Epsilon Phi). Michelle is an Alpha Chi legacy from her mom Kay (BH). Michelle served as a Beta Eta advisor, is a Tallahassee Junior League member and remains very active in the Tallahassee community where she was raised.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Alpha Chi Omega and ... Agriculture

Our dear alumna who epitomizes kindness and refinement is Sara Lou (Beta Eta, FSU). We love this photograph or her and her husband Ellis winning an award. 

Fun fact, Sara Lou is Leon High School graduate, and long-time friend of another of our beloved alumnae, Betty Barnett (d. April 2013)

Sister Sunday

farmer of the year

Friday, May 10, 2013

Steve Ellis Memorial Scholaship - SS

We are excited to enjoy the Biennial Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship 5K on Saturday, May 18th.
The Board has been working hard since fall to prepare for the 5K and tailgate before the FSU v. Clemson Baseball game.

Read more about the 1st 5K in 2011:

And Thanks to WFSU, we can post a recent interview with Karen talking about the event:

Interested in sponsorship for the next run? Contact us:

Thanks to sponsors and contributors:

4th Quarter Bar and Grill
Tiger-Rock Academy
Tallahassee Democrat
Henderson Insurance
Capitol City Runners
Gulf Winds Track Club
Piggy's BBQ
Full Press

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Life Loyal - A Creative and Meaningful Graduation Gift

We love this creative and meaningful gift, and we love our Kappa Xi chapter (Amy, Britain and Jenn attended the colony's Initiation and Installation in 2006, and Beta Eta sisters conducted the ceremony.)

Beta Eta's recruitment advisor Meaghan (Kappa Xi) is at the top of the family pyramid (on the left)! Love it.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

#TBT Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee Remix

Not sure this really counts as a Throwback Thursday ... 
it only happened in February. ha, ha

We love attending the Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee Scholarship Luncheon each year. We have such fun with our own Alpha Chi Omega sisters.

This year (2013) our hearts swelled with pride again as we celebrated Libby Pace one of the Beta Eta collegians (4.0 GPA, past vp-id, past AED president, four-year DM participant, etc.!) who received (another) scholarship from @tallyaph.

Simple, but fun: You have to love a happy cake!
Accomplished AXO Alumnae! Amy Z, ETE president; Melissa, TCC professor; Joy, State of FL attorney; Karen, ED for Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship and 5K

So many sisters - Sisterhood LOVE! Joy (Gamma Iota); Amy (Zeta Upsilon); Loni (Beta Tau and Chi O house director); Barbara (Gamma Iota); Melissa (Zeta Psi); Karen (Beta Eta); Libby (Beta Eta and scholarship winner); Lauren (Beta Eta and alumnae chair); Jenn (Theta Lambda)
Montage depiction of the day 
Melissa telling us about 'the yoga frog' (we loved her book!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Volunteer of the Year - We vote for Hanna K!

We were so excited to read about our local legacy Hanna being recognized for her leadership, service, learning and friendship ...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Refuge House Celebrates 35 Years in Tallahassee

To honor Sexual Violence Awareness Month, we are highlighting Refuge House and offering our THANKS and GRATITUDE for all the work, assistance and hope they have given families in Leon County for 35 years.

Beta Eta Danielle G and Jenn B, ETE treasurer and BH & GI advisor at the Grand Re-Opening of the Thrift Shop to CeLeBrAtE Refuge House's 35 years in Leon County!  Danielle is now the development director at Refuge House! We are so proud!
 Here is the Refuge House Thrift Shop at 1517 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Please SUPPORT THEM with your donations and purchases.  They work hard to make it a welcoming and thriving shop.