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WINTER 2011-12

VOL. #1, ISSUE #3 Alpha Delta Pi

A busy winter for the Texas Hill Country Alumnae Association Annual Meeting The members of the Texas Hill Country/North Austin Alumnae Association (THCNAAA) met for our annual meeting on September 18, 2011 in the Zeta Chapter Room in Georgetown, TX. The agenda items included approving the new bylaws, electing new officers, and discussing upcoming events. The bylaws are attached to this newsletter e-mail for review of the members. If you have any suggestions for changes, please send them to The officers were elected for a two-year term to end in September 2013 and are listed below.

Holiday Family Adoption

Alumnae not only gave toys but also clothing, coats and shoes for the children, as well as small gifts for the parents.

The generosity of Alpha Delta Pi sisters knows no boundaries. For the second year, our alumnae association adopted two families in the Georgetown Independent School District. Each family had 3 children, ranging in ages from 3 months to 9 years old. Sister Lindsay McLaughlin (Gamma Upsilon), a kindergarten teacher at Patricia Webb Cooper Elementary School, acted as a liaison between our alumnae association and the school. She delivered over 50 gifts to these two families in early December. Our assistance had a profound impact on two families this year. Bless you and thank you for your help!

Zeta Chapter Potluck Dinner & Recruitment Another great Potluck Dinner at Zeta chapter in January! Alumnae brought yummy dishes for chapter members, and then watched as Zeta chapter members performed their recruitment skit and preference ceremony. Zeta chapter members sang the Creed during their ceremony and there wasn’t a dry eye in the building. The following week, alumnae sisters assisted Zeta with their recruitment-setting out food and cleaning dishes. Zeta received 19 Alpha members (including 3 women through Continuous Open Recruitment). A successful time all around!

OFFICERS President - LauraAnn Lindholm Hanson VP Membership - Kim Haynes Hollenshead Treasurer - Ginnie Skaggs Colbert Philanthropy - Ashley Vining Hillier Panhellenic - Patti Harris Longenbach Alumnae-Collegiate Relations - Stephanie Agtarap Friendship—Milly Lee

Join the ADPi Texas Hill Country / North Austin Alumnae groups:  Facebook  LinkedIn

Texas State Convention Under the Big Top: March 2-3

Pi Love Cookbook Series Tailgating Edition Categories:

You are invited to spend a weekend UNDER THE BIG TOP with your ADPi sisters! Join us in Houston for the business meeting with annual reports from the collegiate chapters and alumnae associations, award presentations, ritual ceremonies, luncheon, banquet and alumnae networking opportunities.

Appetizers & Finger Foods

Explore the endless possibilities of the luxurious Westin Houston, Memorial City, which is conveniently connected via sky bridge to great shopping and dining in Memorial City Mall.

Soups & Stews

Registration Convention participants, Alumnae and Collegiate members, must submit the Registration Form and appropriate fees no later than February 18, 2012. Please contact The Westin Houston, Memorial City directly to make all hotel reservations. Fees are listed in the registration packet below. Registration Form (PDF version): Click here Facebook group: Texas State Alumnae Association of Alpha Delta Pi Website: Contact Houston Alumnae Association Trish Watson at (713) 461-8618 for Convention-related questions. Convention Highlights  Luncheon  Keynote speaker ΑΔΠ TV personality  Banquet & Awards Ceremony  Installation of State Officers  Alumnae & Collegiate Workshops  Ritual Ceremonies  Memorial Service  Jewel Degree  10 Year Ceremony  25 Year Ceremony  Diamond Circle

Grill Items Salads & Side Dishes Slow Cooker Recipes Brunch Desserts Beverages Stories, Quotes & Tailgating Tips

Pi Love Cookbook A group of alumnae from Troy University in Troy, Alabama, got together after 40 years and compiled recipes for the first cookbook from Alpha Delta Pi alumnae Pi Love Cookbook Series – “Easy as „Pi‟….Celebrations”! It‟s available through or on their Facebook page. They are currently working on the next edition – “Pi Love Cookbook Series: No Brainer Tailgating”. If you love to Tailgate, they would love for you to be part of the cookbook. They realize that Texans are experts at tailgating and they want our Texas recipes! Send your Recipes, Ideas and Memories to: Include in your e-mail: Edition (Tailgating), Category (e.g. Grill Itemssee below), Name (Your Name)

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Top: Sisters and guests gathered for a festive holiday dinner at La Maison Restaurant in Georgetown. Right: Sisters donated gifts to 2 local families during the holidays.

Do you have ideas for an upcoming event? Please contact LauraAnn! Phone: 281.450.6005 Email: 1007 S. Pine Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

Founders’ Day luncheon around the corner The Texas Hill Country / North Austin Alumnae Association (THCNAAA) will be hosting our first Founders’ Day Luncheon on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Our Founders’ Day celebration will include a catered lunch followed by the Jewel Degree ceremony for graduating women of the Zeta Chapter. THCNAAA members who were not able to experience the Jewel Degree ceremony when they graduated college are also encouraged to participate in this ritual. Our Founder’s Day Committee will be sending out more detailed information later this month.

Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House in Austin On April 1, we’ll be joining Zeta chapter at the Ronald McDonald House in Austin. We’ll be cooking lunch for the families in residence at the RMH. History of Austin RMH RMH Austin began providing lodging and support services to families of critically ill and injured children in February 1985. The first Ronald McDonald House had 8 rooms and a staff of one. In 1989 The Ronald McDonald House moved to the corner of 15th and Trinity and expanded to 13 rooms. In December 2007 the new Ronald McDonald House opened next door to Dell Children's Medical Center and more than doubled in capacity, to 30 suites including a number of new amenities for our families. RMH Austin Contact Info: Website and Facebook

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 -

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VOL. #1, ISSUE #3 Member Profile

THCNAAA Member Profile: President, LauraAnn (Lindholm) Hanson As a way to better connect with our THCNAAA members, a member profile will be included in each THCNAAA newsletter LauraAnn is originally from Magnolia, TX. She was initiated into Zeta chapter at Southwestern University, Georgetown, in spring 2002. While completing her major in Business, LauraAnn served the chapter as the Recruitment Information Manager and Historian and later as the chapter’s Panhellenic Delegate and the President of the university’s Panhellenic Council. LauraAnn went on to obtain a master’s of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. She returned to Zeta Chapter as the Recruitment and Panhellenic Advisor in 2006 and has been acting in that role for 6 years. LauraAnn saw a need to coordinate local alumnae and was a founding member of the THCNAAA, which was chartered in 2010. LauraAnn also serves on the Total Membership Education (TME) Initiative Committee, lead by International Vice President of Collegiate Membership Stacy Bruton. She currently lives in Georgetown, TX with her husband, Kevin, and their cat Hero.

We Live For Each Other

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Winter 2011-12 Newsletter  

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

Winter 2011-12 Newsletter  

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