Sunday, July 27, 2014

Alumna Initiate: Alpha Chi Omega wants YOU! (@AlphaChiOmegaHQ @snaphappy)

Alpha Chi Omega seeks out Real. Strong. Women. at Universities AND in her communities.

We want to extend the bond of friendship, leadership, learning and service to women who share our mission and vision:  your colleagues, friends, moms, cousins, daughters.

Our alumna initiates receive a mentor and an alumna educator to guide them through the education, and initiation process:  We want educated, engaged and involved members no matter the age.

Learn more about our alumnae initiate program by reading this excerpt from The Lyre.

And an article from the Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters blog.

Or this tribute by our president Amy from Convention 2012 in St. Louis.

We have to mention this page from our Beta Zeta Beta (Houston) sisters too!

Fun fact:  Our talented Executive Director Tami Shields Silverman is an alumna initiate!

ETE is very excited about conducting the ceremony for our candidates from Tallahassee and around the state. Visit our Facebook page, and send us a message if you are interested.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#AXO is in @ThomasvilleGA too! (@ThomasvilleArts)

Thomasville, GA is a perfect place for a date night or shopping trip from Tallahassee, FL. Check out this recent page from the Tallahassee Magazine for ideas:

And did you know, PLENTY of Alpha Chi Omega sisters live in and around Thomasville? the majority of our sisters in that area initiated at Beta Eta (FSU), Beta Sigma (UGA), Epsilon Pi (GA SW State U, Inactive)

Want to know more about that fun town? They are all over Instagram!
THOM magazine
Blue Coop
Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

Check out some of their magazines: magazines.

Pick up a copy of #THOM magazine (support the fine arts, of course):

And guess who we saw in the magazine? Our sister Britney (Beta Sigma, UGA and Certified Spinning Instructor at the YMCA)!
(she's seated on the left)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Lyre: Our magazine; How to get it and How to get in it!

Why am I not receiving The Lyre magazine?
The easiest way to make sure you continue to receive The Lyre magazine is to become a Life Loyal Alpha Chi Omega. Learn more about Life Loyal and why and how it strengthes our Sisterhood: Read a touching story about Life Loyal from our ETE blog.

If you do not wish to join the Life Loyal Alpha Chi Omega program, you can still receive the magazine by purchasing a subscription.

Perhaps you have not updated your change of name or address with Headquarters?
You can update your contact information here:

How do I submit my alumnae or collegiate chapter's notes and reunions to The Lyre?
How can I contribute to The Lyre?

We rely on members like you to find story ideas and start conversations on topics of importance to our members. Volunteer writers and photographers seeking an opportunity to be published are also invited to contribute. Simply send your story idea and/or sample of your work to our editor, Laura O’Brien.

Members and collegiate chapters wishing to send notes and reunion information to The Lyre should submit a three- to five-sentence description via email.  They can also be mailed to:
Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters, c/o The Lyre
5939 Castle Creek Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250-4343

Submission deadlines for each issue are as follows:
Spring: January 1
Summer: April 1
Fall: July 1
Winter: October 1

Please note that not all submissions may be featured, nor are any considered “issue-specific.”

Photos submitted for publication in The Lyre must be high-resolution JPEGs or TIFFs at least 300 dpi or 1 MB in size. Original photos off your camera or computer are best. Photos from applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Pic Stitch are typically low resolution and do not work well for print purposes.

To find the dpi of a photo, right-click on the photo or file name on your computer, choose Properties from the menu, click on the Details tab, then scroll down to where it says Horizontal resolution and Vertical resolution. Both of those should be at least 300 dpi. If they are less than that, the photo may appear grainy when printed.

Members and collegiate chapters wishing to send photos to The Lyre should email the photo, along with a three- to five-sentence description and list of those pictured, to The Lyre via email. They can also be mailed to: 
Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters, c/o The Lyre
5939 Castle Creek Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250-4343

Submission deadlines for each issue are as follows:
Spring: January 1
Summer: April 1
Fall: July 1
Winter: October 1

Please note that not all submissions may be featured, nor are any considered “issue-specific.”

Saturday, July 19, 2014

@lyresontires: Young #AXO Alumnae having fun for a good cause #DVA

What do you do when you are smart, full of altruistic spirit, just graduated and want to put your Alpha Chi Omega values of Wisdom. Devotion. Achievement to good use? Drive cross country meeting sisters and writing a cookbook whose proceeds go to support survivors of domestic violence.

Do AXO sisters amaze you every day with their creativity or what? Doesn't that sound like an invigorating way to learn about business, practice philanthropy and meet new sisters?

Never to miss such a great opportunity, Epsilon Tau Epsilon hosted them at our gracious president's house for make-your-own pizza night!

Visit and support these creative sisters on Social Media!



Webpage and Blog 



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

#WhyAlphaChiWed - Creative Collegians! @axo_fsu @xoxmeredith #FSU18

We are excited to showcase the design work of a Beta Eta collegian!

Best of Luck in your Digital Arts career pursuits Meredith!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Meenan board member Maclay (@AXO_FSU alumna, @fsuAXOalum) #AXOAchiever

Jill McConnell Meenan (Beta Eta, FSU) served as the FSU Student Government President when she attended FSU and she continues to utilize those skills in Tallahassee contributing time and talent to Maclay. She has chaired many fundraisers for the school - even an event with fellow Beta Eta alumna Kim Skelding a few years ago. Thanks for continuing to serve your community Jill! Another fun fact:  Jill is the big sister to alumna Karen Detrick Ellis.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Vacation Time? Let the Police help you!

Headed out of town on a vacation?
Did you know the City of Tallahassee provides some excellent resources for their local residents?

TPD Extra Patrol/House/Business Check:

And remember, thieves are sneaky opportunists. Don't advertise you are out-of-town with Facebook posts, Instagram posts and Blogs - wait until you get home and share your fun.

And check out these Crime Prevention Tips as well.

Stay Safe Sisters!