VOL. #1, ISSUE #2 Alpha Delta Pi
Updates from Grand Convention June 22-26, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ President LauraAnn Lindholm Hanson attended Grand Convention and voted on behalf of the alumnae association. There were two business meetings, and we voted on Bylaws, Amendments, Resolutions, and Grand Council positions. For further details on Grand Convention, check out the Grand Convention blog: http://alphadeltapigrandconvention2011.blogspot.com/
Newly Elected Grand Council Members - Elizabeth Williams Mitchell, Founder Until recently, our archivists were unable to locate a photo of Elizabeth. But persistence won the day—this portrait was unveiled at Grand Convention, and one of her descendents was initiated into Α∆Π.
Tammie Pinkston Zeta Nu / Gamma Phi
International Vice President of Collegiate Membership International Vice President of Alumnae Membership International Vice President of Finance
Stacy DeMartini Bruton Delta Sigma Susan Swicord Mathews Epsilon Pi Renee Bailey Iacona Delta Upsilon Emily Erkel Zeta Chi Sydnee Jack Alpha Omicron
International Secretary International Vice President of Organizational Relations
Sandy McDonald Davis Xi
Alumnae Association Award: Diamond 4-Point We are proud to announce that our new association, just chartered in October 2010, won the Diamond 4-Point Award. Congratulations! This award is given to alumnae associations who submit an Annual Report, hold a minimum of two meetings per year, provide a service to the community, and receive a recommendation from the Alumnae Director.
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
Join the ADPi Texas Hill Country / North Austin Alumnae groups: ♦ Facebook ♦ Linkedin
Fall Recruitment is approaching How you can help local Texas chapters
We will be mailing letters to the following chapters, offering our best wishes for a successful formal recruitment. Please let LauraAnn know if you would like to travel to assist these chapters personally, so she can get in contact with the Formal Recruitment Chairs. Fall Recruitment Schedule for Texas Chapters ♦ August 15-19: Texas Christian University (Gamma Chi), Fort Worth ♦ August 18-23: University of Texas (Delta), Austin ♦ August 21-25: Texas Tech (Epsilon Epsilon), Lubbock ♦ August 22-26: Texas A&M (Zeta Lambda), College Station ♦ August 22-27: University of North Texas (Gamma Upsilon), Denton ♦ August 25-28: Sam Houston (Delta Mu), Huntsville ♦ September 3-7: Texas State (Epsilon Zeta), San Marcos
Zeta Chapter 2012 Recruitment Shirts on sale until July 25! Front: Alphie’s hair is made up of Α∆Π phrases (e.g. Leadership, Sisterhood, Service) Back: First. Finest. Forever, Recruitment 2012, Southwestern University Only $16 (including shipping)! Order now at: www.omegafi.com/BOKZD9
♦ September 16-19: Lamar University (Delta Beta), Beaumont ♦ Note: Baylor University (Zeta Chi) and Southwestern University (Zeta) practice deferred recruitment in January.
You can also help by sending chapters Legacy Introductions or Potential Member Profiles for any incoming freshmen you know. This helps the chapter learn more about the women during recruitment. If you have any questions about this process, please e-mail or call LauraAnn.
Legacy Introduction & Potential Member Profiles Both the Legacy Introduction Form and Potential Member Profile can be downloaded and filled out here: www.alphadeltapi.org/contentmanager/page.asp? webpageid=147 To submit the forms, you can mail them directly to the chapter, c/o Recruitment Information Manager. Addresses for chapters can be found on their chapter websites or in the Α∆Π directory: www.alphadeltapi.org/learnaboutadpi/mapstates.asp
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, our Treasurer) to the next event to pay your dues so you can be in good standing. You can also mail your check to: Ginnie Colbert 16101 Rustic Lane Austin, TX 78717
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We have a number of events coming up - Check them out! ♦
Monday, July 11 – Alumnae Association Board Meeting
Friday, July 22 – free performance of Footloose at Zilker Park in Austin
August 2011 – Assist chapters with Formal Recruitment (see page 2 for recruitment dates)
Monday, September 12 @ 6:30 PM – Alumnae invited to Zeta chapter meeting at Southwestern University, Georgetown
Sunday, September 18 @ 1:00 PM – Business Meeting in the Zeta chapter room at Southwestern University, Georgetown
Sunday, October 16 – cook lunch for the families at the Austin Ronald McDonald House
Sunday, November 13 – cook lunch for the families at the Temple Ronald McDonald House
December – Philanthropy activity TBD
Saturday, January 7 – Southwestern University (Zeta) Recruitment Dinner ◊
January 12-14, 2012 – Southwestern University (Zeta) deferred Formal Recruitment. ◊
We will host a potluck dinner for Zeta Chapter during their recruitment preparations.
We will assist with recruitment mechanics and behind the scenes efforts.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 – We will perform Jewel Degree for Zeta Chapter, followed by a Founders’ Day celebration and formal dinner. More details to come!
Ferebee, great great granddaughter of Founder Elizabeth Williams Mitchell, and LauraAnn Lindholm Hanson Do you have ideas for an upcoming event? Please contact LauraAnn! Phone: 281.450.6005 E-mail: LauraAnn.Hanson.firstname.lastname@example.org 1007 S. Pine Street, Georgetown, TX 78626
September Business Meeting ♦
Elections – We will be electing the following positions: President, Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Membership, Secretary, Treasurer, and Panhellenic Delegate.
The following positions will be appointed: AlumnaeCollegiate Relations Chair, Friendship Chair, Communications Chair, and Philanthropy Chair. ◊ Terms of office are for two years or until a successor is
elected or appointed and assumes office. ◊ Officer descriptions are available in the Bylaws. All officer positions are available and will be voted upon. ◊ Contact LauraAnn to volunteer or nominate someone for one of these positions. ♦ Bylaw approval – We will be voting on our new Bylaws. These will be distributed via e-mail before the meeting. ⇒ Only alumnae association members in good standing can be elected to a position or vote. To be in good standing, you must pay your dues ($20).
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 - Kim.Hollenshead@gmail.com.
Α∆Π Foundation Donations It’s easier than ever to donate The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation which accepts taxdeductible gifts. The Foundation supports many programs: ♦
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Scholarships to members enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Abigail Davis Emergency grants to collegians. Clasped Hands Fund Emergency grants to alumnae. Educational programming at Conventions, Volunteer Leadership Seminars, and District Workshops.
You can give a donation by cash, check, credit card, or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) bank draft. If you prefer, the Foundation can also arrange monthly or quarterly gifts. It’s totally up to you! EFT Draft - Giving through an EFT draft (using your checking or savings account) is easier and quicker than ever. To print out the EFT form, click on this link for the pdf document: http:// www.alphadeltapi.org/uploads/files/EFT%20Enrollment% 20Form.pdf Credit Card - You may make a secure online gift by going to the Foundation Donation page. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. https://www.alphadeltapi.org/members/ FoundationDonation.asp Check - You can certainly send any donations directly to the Foundation using a check! Look for the Foundation address in the bottom right-hand corner.
Annual Giving Clubs ♦ ♦
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1851 Club - Gifts of $1,851+ Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald Club - Gifts of $1,000 – 1,850 Diamond Club - Gifts of $500-999 Blue & White Club - Gifts of $250-499 Anniversary Club - Gifts of $154-249
Questions? Contact Kristin Heath, Development/ Programming Coordinator, at (404) 378-3164 ext. 123 or email@example.com with any questions regarding the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation’s giving programs.
Violets for my Sister Violets for my Sister is a program that raises money for the Α∆Π Foundation through the purchase of special violet appliqués. Violets are given out during Grand Convention and can be placed on the nametags of attendees. Violets purchased for non-attendees were mailed to their home. All proceeds go towards the Clasped Hands Fund, which provides emergency grants to alumnae in need. You can read LauraAnn’s testimony with the Clasped Hands Fund grant in the Summer 2011 edition of The Adelphean, page 13: http://bit.ly/npwh9r
Α∆Π Foundation Address Gifts can also be mailed to: Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, Inc. 1386 Ponce de Leon Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30306 Please make your check payable to the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation.
VOL. #1, ISSUE #2 ReMember Dues
What is the difference between ReMember Dues and donations to the Α∆Π Foundation? Donations made to the Foundation are used to fund specific programs and activities; they are highly regulated by the IRS. ReMember dues pay for items the Foundation cannot pay for, such as technology development, marketing/public relations, and membership materials for chapters and associations. Our 150,000 alumnae now account for more than 95% of our sisterhood's membership but contribute merely 1-2% to our operating funds. Each year our alumnae membership grows, as does the cost of providing alumnae services. Please give your $25 in ReMember dues today! More questions? Check out the FAQ on Pride Online.
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