Monday, May 26, 2014

#Lyre Badge Love - Highlight HJGreek

A fun reprint from The Lyre magazine, Summer 2008 edition.

Fun Facts:
  • Your badge always goes where? Over your heart, and nothing should be worn above it - if you have a guard or LifeLoyal pin, 25-year member pin, etc., those are worn below the badge.
  • Your name tag? Always worn on your right side.
  • Need a new badge? Contact Headquarters and they will order if for you.
  • Want to ensure a safe place for your badge after you are gone? Below is a short form you can cut out and place with your badge or other personal papers so that your family is aware of your intentions for the disposal of your badge.  To ensure that intentions are enforceable, however, please consult with a lawyer.                                                                                                   Alpha Chi Omega Badge Disposition Instructions 
    I, _________________________, as a member of Alpha Chi Omega would like to designate that my membership badge, a golden lyre badge bearing the Greek letters AXΩ:

    ___ Returned to Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters (5939 Castle Creek Parkway North Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46250)
    ___ Left to my sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter or other direct legacy connection
    ___ Left to _________________chapter to be used as an ________________
    ___ Left to _________________alumnae association to be used as_________________
    ___ Buried with me
    Date: _________________________________________
     Signature:  _____________________________________
  • If you lose your badge or it is stolen, and if you want to protect the heritage of Alpha Chi Omega, join the virtual alumnae chapter Xi Sigma Xi.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Re-blog from #AXOGSI & our Collegiate @AXO_FSU Sister Chelsea Hogan!

Chelsea served Beta Eta as the vice president of ritual and fraternity appreciation in 2013. In 2014 she is serving as the date function chair. Below is the blog entry she wrote for the Alpha Chi Omega Blog about #AXOGSI:

A Stronger Foundation

GSI Day 4 Chelsea
by Chelsea Hogan
(Beta Eta chapter, Florida State University)  

What do you know, yet another amazing day in Jamaica with my Alpha Chi sisters. As night two came to a close all eighteen us of were in the Night Heron’s cabin playing the game signs. I’ve never laughed so hard with girls that I had just met three short days ago. This morning when everyone went to the work site at the Ketto School, the vibe seemed different. Everyone seemed so eager to finish what we had started in hopes of making Ketto an environment where the children would enjoy learning.

Today at our service site, it was our job to repair the foundation of the building which had cracked earlier this year. This was a crucial part in our service trip because if the foundation was not fixed soon the government was going to shut down the school, taking away the great opportunity of education which we in America seem to take for granted. The day felt long as we had a lot to do in a short amount of time. I have never seen anything near as powerful and resourceful as I did today. Unlike in the United States, the great people of Jamaica make their own concrete. Sifting through dirt to separate rocks out of the sand, carrying buckets of concrete and water, and laying bricks in the cement to build the foundation was one of the most physically enduring tasks I have ever been a part of.

The sense of teamwork we all shared was a feeling of accomplishment, and one of love. I never thought that in just three days I would share an inseparable bond with these amazing women from Alpha Chi Omega chapters all over the United States. As the day ended, I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we were all sad to leave and that we couldn’t serve the Ketto School anymore. This school, the teachers, and especially the children have made such a life altering impact on us. I couldn’t be more thankful that I have been given this opportunity to give other people joy, learn about myself, while growing in the process. Thank you Alpha Chi Omega for the amazing opportunity, and thank you to all my Alpha Chi sisters that I cannot wait to continue to bond with over the next four days.

Isabelle Wilkins ('10) served in #AXOGSI as well!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Convention 2014 - What to Wear you ask?

We love that Headquarters uses all outlets to reach our collegians and alumnae. Who doesn't have fun perusing Pinterest? And Alpha Chi Omega started a Convention 2014 board - yay!