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VOL. #1, ISSUE #1

Alpha Delta Pi

A new year for the Texas Hill Country Alumnae Association Upcoming Events to support Zeta Chapter 

Zeta Mocktails Philanthropy Event  

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- May 15, 1851 diary entry, Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald, Founder

Zeta Jewel Degree  

"The Society shall be called Adelphean, and shall have for its object the mental, moral, social, and domestic improvement of its members."

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Proceeds benefit our local Temple and Austin Ronald McDonald Houses! This is a (non-alcoholic) drink-making contest between teams of 5. Admission is $1 in advance, $2 at the door. Audience can taste each team’s concoction and vote for their favorite. Friday, April 1 @ 6:00 PM in the McCombs Center Ballrooms, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas Our Alumnae Association is sponsoring the Jewel Degree ceremony for seniors of Zeta Chapter. We need 12 alumnae to complete the ceremony, so please RSVP to LauraAnn! Saturday, April 16 @ 1:00 PM in the Zeta Chapter Room, Sharon Lord Caskey Center, Southwestern University

Zeta Founders’ Day Celebration  

Zeta Chapter hosts Founders’ Day to celebrate the founding of this great sorority in 1851. Saturday, April 16 @ 2:00 PM (immediately following Jewel Degree in the Zeta Chapter Room)

Wine tasting event in Georgetown Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 PM – taste 3 wines for $8 with souvenir glass In this glass of wine, do you taste black cherry or chocolate? Is there a smooth finish or a spicy undertone? Answer these questions and more at our upcoming event at the Georgetown Winery! The Georgetown Winery has award-winning wines and will provide a relaxing setting for us sisters to meet and greet each other. It is located on the historic Georgetown Square at 715 South Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626. Check out their website for more information:  LauraAnn will be sending out an electronic invitation via Punchbowl and Facebook.

Join us on Facebook! OFFICERS

President - LauraAnn Lindholm Hanson VP Membership - Kim Haynes Hollenshead Treasurer - Ginnie Skaggs Colbert Philanthropy - Ashley Vining Hillier Panhellenic - Linda Springborn Clark Website - Danielle Brown Stapleton Alumnae-Collegiate Relations - LauraAnn Lindholm Hanson

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Pride Online Are you a member of Pride Online, the Alpha Delta Pi intranet? Pride Online is our password-protected area that lets Alpha Delta Pi members access resources like manuals and forms. It features member forums, a member search, and chat areas. All areas in the "My ADPi" section are available in Pride Online. “My ADPi” contains general information about the sorority, including our collegiate chapters, our alumnae, and our housing. It also includes contact information. How do I log in? Go to In the top right-hand corner of the Home page, enter your User Name and Password. If you do not yet have a User Name or Password, click on “First Time Signing In? Click here”. If it is your first time signing in, you will need your member number and year of initiation. Your member number can be found on the back of The Adelphean, or you can contact Executive Office for this information at 404.378.3164 or email at Once you log in, don’t forget to click on Update Personal Information to verify your contact information is correct.

In December 2010, the alumnae association adopted 2 families at Cooper Elementary in Georgetown ISD. We delivered over 30 gifts to 4 children!

Congratulations to Susan Elliot Harmon, President of the Midland Alumnae Association, for her recent Outstanding Parent Award at the Texas State Convention. Susan is the mother of Zeta Chapter President Dara Harmon and has contributed countless time and effort towards Zeta.

Alumnae association membership dues are due! Annual dues are only $20 What do membership dues pay for?  Association fees and dues to Executive Office  Jewel Degree ribbons for Zeta Chapter  Direct mailings to potential alumnae association members  Admission to Texas State Convention for an association representative  Name tags, tablecloths, and other sundry items for events Please bring cash or check (made out to Ginnie Colbert) to the next event to pay your dues so you can be in good standing. You can also mail your check to: LauraAnn Hanson 1007 S. Pine Street Georgetown, TX 78626


VOL. #1, ISSUE #1

Recent Events

We have had quite a few events since our establishment. Check them out! 

June 2010 – Initial interest meeting  Developed goals for the association and signed Charter

July 2010 – Charter approved by Executive Office

July thru October 2010 – Dinner at Saltgrass Steakhouse, lunch at Mimi’s Café, and happy hour at Cover 3

October 2010 – Elections

December 2010 – Holiday Dinner at La Maison Restaurant

December 2010 – Adopted 2 families (4 children) at Cooper Elementary, Georgetown ISD  We provided over 30 gifts!

January 2011 – Zeta Recruitment Dinner  We provided a potluck dinner to Zeta Chapter during their recruitment preparations.

January 2011 – Zeta deferred Formal Recruitment.  We assisted with recruitment mechanics and behind the scenes efforts.

Sisters at La Maison Restaurant in Georgetown celebrating the holidays in December 2010. Do you have ideas for an upcoming event? Please contact LauraAnn! Phone: 281.450.6005 Email: 1007 S. Pine Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

We’ve been brainstorming ideas for upcoming events. Please let LauraAnn know your thoughts on the following:  Family train ride on the Austin Steam Train – Hill Country Flyer, Bertram Flyer or Twilight Flyer. Tickets would need to be purchased in advance for larger groups. Kid friendly!  Texas Stars hockey game at Cedar Park Center. Tickets would need to be purchased in advance for larger groups. Kid friendly!  Cooking at the Temple Ronald McDonald House.  Trip to Flat Creek Estate Vineyard in Marble Falls.  Dinner at Z’Tejas or SXSW in north Austin.  Bowling at Mel’s Lonestar Lanes in Georgetown.  Game night with Zeta Chapter (featuring games such as Catch Phrase, Apples to Apples, Yahtzee, Bunco, or Skip-Bo).

Do you know anyone who might be interested in joining the alumnae association? If so, please forward this newsletter to them! We want to reach out to all interested sisters in the area. Our Vice President of Membership is Kim Haynes Hollenshead -


VOL. #1, ISSUE #1 Upcoming Events

160th Grand Convention Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ June 22nd – 26th, 2011 Throughout the Convention you will learn more about our members, chapters and alumnae associations--their achievements and their successes. If you are interested in attending Grand Convention, please contact Sally Thomas at or 404.378.3164. You are invited to honor special sisters in conjunction with the 160th Grand Convention by purchasing Violets for My Sisters. Your gift will support the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation's Clasped Hands Fund, which benefits alumnae facing financial distress. Look in the next edition of The Adelphean for more info or contact or 404.378.3164.

We Live For Each Other

 Texas Hill Country Alumnae Association 1007 S. Pine Street Georgetown, TX 78626

Spring 2011 Newsletter  

A newsletter for Alpha Delta Pi alumnae living in the Texas Hill Country / North Austin area.

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