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A Publication of Alpha Phi International Fraternity Since 1888 Vol. 122, No. 2 Spring 2010

Fighting for our Collegiate Chapters

A Success Story Alumnae, collegians, campus rally to save single-letter chapter.

inside Distinguished Sister Series: Alumna’s Loss Brings Others Faith Alpha Phi Colonizes at the University of Denver

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Message from the International President

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

International Executive Board President: Laura Malley-Schmitt Jane Kirby Arkes Billie Coskey Battiato Deana Koonsman Gage Julie King Ashley Haugh Gomez Susan Brink Sherratt Amy Jordan Tvrdik Renee Smith Zimmerman Zainer Ex-officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, Executive Director

Foundation Directors Chairman: Linda Gardner Massie Laura Jen Kin Berger Susan Bevan Judy Ethell Kim Norton-O’Brien Cathy Logan Stembridge Diane Spry Straker Sheri Allen Yengst

National Panhellenic Conference Alpha Phi Delegate: Sally McCall Grant First Alternate Delegate: Deana Koonsman Gage Second Alternate Delegate: Tara Riemer Jones Third Alternate Delegate: Ruth Gallagher Nelson

Editorial Advisory Board Sheila George Bright Stephanie Hernandez Kathy Feeney Hiemstra Denise Blankenship Joyce Jan Jones Owen Sara Peck Allison Cink Rickels

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Executive Office Executive Director: Linda Wells Kahangi Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 847.475.0663 Fax: 847.475.6820 E-mail: fraternity@alphaphi.org

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Alpha Phi Quarterly Editorial Policy The purpose of the Alpha Phi Quarterly and its content is to provide information and services to the membership of the Alpha Phi Fraternity, in keeping with the Fraternity’s status as a 501(c)(7) tax-exempt private membership club. The magazine is devoted to highlighting its members and matters of fraternal and college interest. The views expressed in the articles published in the Quarterly are those of the authors and their contributors, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Alpha Phi Fraternity, its officers or staff. All persons interested in submitting materials for publication in the Alpha Phi Quarterly are encouraged to send them to the editor at the Executive Office. The editor reserves the right to accept, deny or edit any materials submitted. Unless otherwise requested, all photos sent to the magazine will become the property of Alpha Phi International and will not be returned. Articles may be sent by mail or e-mail. Please send your information to the editor by the deadlines indicated. Materials received after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue. Please direct submission questions or inquiries regarding advertising or reprint permission to the editor at 847.316.8920, or quarterly@alphaphi.org. The Alpha Phi Quarterly is published winter, spring, summer and fall. Subscription price for non-members is $25 per year. Contact the Quarterly for information about pricing of individual issues. Send change of address or announcements to Alpha Phi Executive Office, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Periodical rate postage paid at Evanston, IL, and at additional mailing offices. (ISSN: USPS 014680) Postmaster: Please send address changes to Alpha Phi, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Printed in the USA.

Dear Sisters, My journey as a volunteer for our sisterhood started in 1989, almost immediately after serving on staff as a traveling consultant for Alpha Phi International. Back then, we were known as field representatives, but today the young women who travel for Alpha Phi are known as educational leadership consultants, or ELCs. Yes, I was one of those ladies who visited your chapter once upon a time! My favorite assignments were those involving struggling chapters. I loved the process of working together with collegiate members and alumnae to change the fortunes of their chapter. Some of my fondest memories are seeing the joy on the faces of members welcoming new sisters after their chapter’s “best recruitment ever.” One of the feature articles in this Quarterly is about Washburn (Upsilon), a chapter that is hard at work on a turnaround. Even though I have not had the pleasure of visiting Upsilon chapter, count me as one of their fans! I know how challenging and rewarding their experience will be. Today more than ever, the vast majority of Alpha Phi chapters are in excellent health. However, there are no guarantees that a given chapter will remain strong and vibrant forever. External circumstances or internal events can significantly weaken a chapter without notice - even for chapters that have been among the strongest on their campuses for decades. Alpha Phi has developed very fine programs and services to help chapters that have weakened. However, we do not have infinite personnel and funds to deliver these resources. As a nonprofit membership organization, we rely heavily upon volunteers and financial contributions from our alumnae to optimize chapter assistance. If you have time to give, I urge you to join us as a volunteer to help in our efforts to keep our chapters strong. If not, I encourage you to continue to support Alpha Phi by paying annual dues and contributing to the Foundation. All of us were initiated into chapters that benefited greatly from kind volunteers and donors, many of whom did not hail from our own chapters. We owe a lot to these women for facilitating the outstanding collegiate experience we had. The best way to honor their gift is to follow their example. A heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers and donors, both past and present! We can never express enough gratitude for your generosity! Heart to heart,

Laura Malley-Schmitt (Zeta Phi-MIT) International President Editor’s Note: To learn about volunteer opportunities or to complete a volunteer interest survey, visit www.alphaphi.org/about_us/volunteeropp.html.

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Contents Fighting for our Collegiate Chapters A Success Story Alumnae, collegians, campus rally to save single-letter chapter................................................. 2

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Distinguished Sister Series Alumna’s loss brings others faith............................ 4 Interfraternal News.................................................. 6 Alumnae Pride......................................................... 8 Fraternity Annual Report....................................... 14 Message from the COL......................................... 18 Message from the IEB............................................ 19 Foundation Announces 2009-10 Scholarship Recipients.......................................... 20 Foundation Annual Report................................... 22 It’s Time for the 2010 Alpha Phi SELF Challenge!..................................................... 26 Extension: Alpha Phi Colonizes at the University of Denver.................................... 27

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On Campus........................................................... 28

VISIT US ONLINE

People.................................................................... 34

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Reunions................................................................ 35 Silent Chapter........................................................ 36 Bulletin Board......................................................... 37

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Fighting for our Collegiate Chapters

The Upsilon chapter is making a strong comeback, thanks to their own hard work and the support of alumnae, the Washburn Greek community and Alpha Phi International.

A Success Story Why do chapters close? We hear about collegiate chapters closing, but often times the media only focus on those chapters that close because of illegal activity such as hazing incidents, underage drinking or drug usage or abuse. But inter/ national fraternities and sororities also make the difficult decision to close chapters because of financial struggles such as dwindling membership and/or lack of members living in the chapter house. Either is a topic of a sensitive nature for a fraternity or sorority. Fraternal organizations have long educated their members about their responsibilities as brothers or sisters and their expectations to abide by the values of their organizations. However, when a fraternity or sorority member belongs for the wrong reasons, the entire chapter sometimes pays the consequences. Fraternal organizations have done their share of crisis management to counter the negative reports in the media as a result. Less is heard about financial and membership struggles – or whether the problem is localized to the chapter itself, or if it is a community-wide issue. Especially in the current economy, this scenario is a likely possibility. Our own Upsilon chapter at Washburn University is an example. 2

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“Closing a chapter is a difficult decision that is never taken lightly,” says Fraternity Executive Director Linda Wells Kahangi (Zeta DeltaIowa State). “It is even more difficult when it is one of our single-letter chapters like Upsilon that has a large base of loyal alumnae. Not only does the chapter itself have a long history within our organization; it is a part of the history of the Washburn University (Topeka, Ks.) Greek community.” Campus changes almost force Upsilon closing The Upsilon chapter has been closely monitored by Alpha Phi International in recent years. Because of low membership numbers, the chapter was suffering financially. They did not have enough members to run the chapter, let alone live in the house. Upsilon’s challenges mirrored those in all Greek chapters on the campus. The school was founded in 1865, and its Greek community has been in existence since 1909. Alpha Phi’s Upsilon chapter was founded there in 1916. “The Greek system has a rich history at Washburn, but the campus itself was very non-traditional up until 2001,” says Jessica Neumann, assistant director of student activities and Greek life at Washburn University.

The only residential living on campus was offered in the form of fraternity and sorority housing. “These groups never had a problem finding members or people to live in,” says Jessica. “They provided brother/ sisterhood, social, philanthropic and leadership opportunities, but they also provided a place for them to live right on campus.” That changed in 2001 when the university’s new residential living facility opened. Greek chapters began to see drastic drops in the number of students going through formal recruitment and committing to these organizations. They found that potential new members were already locked into university housing contracts by the time they participated in sorority recruitment. In 2005, formal recruitment lost 20 from total. In 2007, only 22 women joined sororities (divided among the four on campus). At one point, quota was down to 5. “When I joined as a freshman, there were seniors who talked about having better numbers,” says Lacey Bryant (Upsilon-Washburn), 2008-09 chapter president, “but we never knew what that was like.” Although the chapter house holds 32 women, there were several semesters when only six or seven lived in.


“The Greek community was very defeated,” according to Jessica Neumann, who took over the position of assistant director of Student Activities and Greek Life at Washburn University in 2007. “They had tried all the options given to them, but nothing had worked.” Upsilon chapter did not give up. Several factors began to work together to reverse this trend: strong Alpha Phi support, Greek community changes and changes within the chapter itself. International, alumnae provide support In addition to the financial implications of low membership, the house needed repairs to correct flood damage and bring a fire escape up to code, as well as remodeling to keep the chapter competitive on campus. Members of the house corporation board (HCB), chapter advisors, house directors, a handful of local alumnae and Alpha Phi International all stepped up. A small group of Upsilon alumnae have been donating money monthly to the HCB for a number of years. “Their donations are the equivalent of having one more person live in the house,” says Bev Raser Morris (NuNebraska), who has served as HCB president since 2006. A few alumnae made significant gifts for study and living room remodels and operating expenses. Even small donations, like flowers during recruitment, have helped the chapter stay afloat.

and their husbands take care of the painting, landscaping and yard work. Kathy Covert Maag (UpsilonWashburn) has been HCB treasurer for more than a decade, donating her time, but also significant financial support. The house director, Cynthia Huffman, whose daughter, Kelsey, is a member, doubles as a cook and holds the chapter house together. “Alpha Phi International also gave us a tremendous amount of support,” says Bev. Educational leadership consultants supported the chapter during polish week, formal recruitment and continuous open bidding (COB). Collegiate women were able to attend Regional Conferences and Convention thanks to Fraternity support. Representatives from Alpha Phi International, including Executive Office staff and International Executive Board directors, made special visits to meet with chapter members, advisors and alumnae. Greek community changes Under Jessica’s lead, changes were made to the structure of formal recruitment, the process itself was better organized and stronger public relations initiatives were implemented. The result was doubling the number of women who joined sororities in 2008, and more than doubling quota. But there was still work to be done. Fraternities and sororities continued to struggle with a limited number of members to run chapters. Another NPC group chose to sell their home in order to keep its

“Being a single-letter chapter means a lot to the group. We did it for every Washburn Alpha Phi alumna.”

“We re-examined the vows we made when we were initiated,” adds Lacey. “Being a single-letter chapter means a lot to the group. We did it for every Washburn Alpha Phi alumna.” Fall recruitment was a great success, raising Upsilon’s numbers from 14 women to 30. Numbers like this hadn’t been seen on campus since the late 1990s. According to Chapter Advisor Dana Thomas, “As an Upsilon alumna, it means a lot to see the turnaround. There is a lot of history, both in the ladies who’ve gone through there, and also the house itself.” Work in progress “We’ve done so much better in the past year and a half,” says Lacey. “But we are not done by any means.” Members continue to actively recruit through COB. The current executive board has utilized the experience of past officers to gain their perspective on what’s worked and what hasn’t. The chapter house is 75 percent of the way to getting the live-in numbers needed. Upsilon is rebuilding, but all involved stress that it is still a work in progress. The chapter is still in need of support to remain competitive on campus and offer competitive housing. According to Dana, “There are only a handful of alumnae who are involved on a continuous basis. My one wish for the chapter would be more alumnae support.” Bev adds, “The chapter’s 100th anniversary is in 2016. My goal is to keep the chapter operating through that anniversary. I’d also like to see them be the top chapter on campus again by then!”

Lacey Bryant, 2008-09 Upsilon chapter president

The chapter’s two advisors, Chapter Advisor Dana Thomas and Finance Advisor Cathy Lindner Wasinger (both Upsilon-Washburn), and members of the HCB have contributed immensely. Cathy Wasinger came up with a creative solution for collegians who want to live in the house, but have to break a contract with university residential living to do so. They now receive a credit on their monthly house bill; after six months, it evens out, and at that point the chapter begins to turn a profit. HCB Members Amy Hischke Birch (Upsilon-Washburn), Sandy Shaw Crimmins (Upsilon-Washburn)

chapter on campus. “It was a very scary time for the whole Greek community” says Jessica. “I asked them to hold on before taking drastic action – to give me one more recruitment.” Jessica continued to work with chapters, their alumnae and their inter/national headquarters. She worked with Alpha Phi’s Upsilon chapter to create sisterhood activities that were also COB events. “For Alpha Phi, their retention was always strong, even when they were small,” she says. “The women currently in the chapter really want to be there.”

National Panhellenic Conference Closures 2007-09: 38 closed out of 2,986 chapters (less than 1% per year) 1995-97: 100 closed out of 2,915 chapters (1.7% per year)

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Sister’s Loss

Brings Others Faith By Krisanne Ryther (Delta Epsilon-Iowa)

Distinguished Sister Series Our Distinguished Sister Series recognizes alumnae and collegians who are distinguished in their careers, on campus and/or in their communities. Look for additional profiles in upcoming issues of the magazine. If you know a distinguished alumna or collegian who you think should be featured, send her name, affiliation, details and contact information to quarterly@alphaphi.org.

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The day had finally come. After seven years of tears, healing and a lot of work, Faith’s Lodge became a reality for Bob and Susan Szelicki Lacek (Iota-Wisconsin) in July 2007. “I always get emotional about it,” says Susan, trying not to cry. “To have that grand opening day when we stood in front of hundreds of people and cut the ribbon – it was pretty incredible to see that dream come true.” But before this dream came true, the Laceks’ world came crashing down. In 2000, the couple was expecting a baby girl, their first child. Baby toys, diapers and clothing began to pile up as the months of pregnancy progressed. Yet two weeks before the due date, Susan noticed she wasn’t feeling any movement. They went in for an ultrasound, and there was no heartbeat. Their daughter had died because of an umbilical cord accident. Susan delivered Faith Ann Lacek that day and left the hospital with her husband in sadness and disbelief. “We had a normal and uneventful pregnancy,” says Susan. “It was a total shock to us that she was stillborn.” The first thing Susan and Bob needed to do was grieve the loss of their child. The two went to a small resort in the north woods of Wisconsin. It was a time for the couple to reconnect and heal. However, what Susan and Bob really wanted to do was talk with other families who were going through the same thing, but they couldn’t. “They were all there for happy reasons,” says Susan, describing the other families at the resort. “They were there for a vacation, an anniversary or a birthday. We were there for a much different reason.” Susan and Bob talked about their experience in the north woods and often thought ‘What if we could do this?’ The two decided they wanted to preserve the memory of Faith and bring couples and families together who have lost a child or have a seriously ill child. The place they envisioned would become Faith’s Lodge.

After having two daughters, Emmy and Ally, the Laceks earnestly began working on the project in 2004. They selected a board of directors, established the Lodge as a nonprofit organization and partnered with the Ronald McDonald House. The Laceks even purchased 80 acres of land in Wisconsin’s north woods, which they donated to the organization. Since its opening in 2007, 300 families from coast-to-coast have come to Faith’s Lodge.

It’s a lot of work to run this organization, but every time I get a thank you note or an e-mail from a family saying how grateful they are, it makes it all worthwhile. “It’s a chance for them to take a break from the doctor visits and hospital stays and reconnect as a family,” says Susan. For the families with a seriously ill child, they can forget about reality and simply have fun. The Lodge offers activities such as bonfires, pontoon rides and fishing. In the winter time, there is even dog sledding. For bereaved families, there is more therapeutic programming involved, such as a heart stone ritual. “They each receive a heart-shaped stone, and they paint a special

message or their child’s name on the stone,” says Susan. “The ritual leads them down to the Bridge of Hope, where they find a special spot for their stone in memory of their child.” Each guest suite in the Lodge accommodates up to six people and is equipped with queen beds, a fireplace and balcony, among other features. Although it costs the organization $250 per night to host the families, the Laceks only ask for a simple $25 donation per night. “Whether it’s having a seriously ill child or a family has recently lost a child, there are a lot of costs involved,” says Susan. “We wanted to make it affordable for anyone to come to Faith’s Lodge, and we didn’t want to turn anyone down for financial reasons.” The success of Faith’s Lodge has been recognized on NBC’s “Today” show and countless other news outlets across the U.S. And Susan has received support from family, friends and Alpha Phi sisters who have attended the organization’s events and lent a shoulder to cry on. “I’ve kept in touch with several friends from Alpha Phi and heard from all of them after Faith died,” says Susan. “They were all there for me, and they all continue to be there for me.” On a daily basis, the Laceks receive feedback from families who stay at Faith’s Lodge. Many express how thankful they are to have a place where they can connect and experience intentional grieving. “That’s something that is really rewarding for me,” says Susan. “It’s a lot of work to run this organization, but every time I get a thank you note or an e-mail from a family saying how grateful they are, it makes it all worthwhile.” For more information about Faith’s Lodge, visit www.faithslodge.org.

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Interfraternal News Alpha Phis Attend NPC Biennial Session

Photograph by GreekYearbook

Alumnae who represented Alpha Phi during the National Panhellenic Conference biennial meeting are: (back, from left) Katherine Burkhard (Eta Lambda-George Mason), page; Linda Wells Kahangi (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), Fraternity executive director; Tara Riemer Jones (Zeta OmicronJohns Hopkins), second alternate delegate; Ruth Gallagher Nelson (Delta EpsilonIowa), third alternate delegate; Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), first alternate delegate; Caitlin Massie (Eta Omicron-Virginia Tech), 2009-10 educational leadership consultant; Sally McCall Grant (Gamma-DePauw), delegate; and Laura Malley-Schmitt (Zeta Phi-MIT), International president.

NPC Annual Meeting Women Leading the Experience With a theme of “Women Leading the Experience,” the 2009 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) conducted its annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 8-11, 2009. Delegation members, inter/national presidents, executive directors and editors met to focus on the mission of the Conference: to promote the values of and serve as an advocate for its member groups, in collaboration with campuses and communities. With recommendations based on research by its long-range planning committee as well as other NPC committees, the board of directors enacted far-reaching legislation that affects NPC organizational structure, operational management and programming. Many women were recognized for their roles in leading the experience. The archives committee was thanked for the work it did in preparing the history of the Conference: 2009: Adventure in Friendship, which is available at npcwomen.org. Retiring delegates Marilyn Fordham (Delta Gamma) and Juliana Wales (Kappa Kappa Gamma) were recognized for their many years of service to the 6

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Panhellenic community. Chairman Julie Burkhard (Alpha Chi Omega) was recognized for her leadership in shaping the Conference into what has been called “the new NPC.” Alumnae and College Panhellenics were recognized for their achievements during the 2007-09 biennium. Award winners are listed on the NPC Web site. Barbara Laederach (Delta Gamma) received the NPC Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to an individual who contributes time or talent for the advancement of the National Panhellenic Conference and supports the NPC founding principles of interfraternal cooperation. Barbara was a member of the Delta Gamma delegation for 32 years. A new executive committee was installed for the 2009-11 biennium (see sidebar). Together, the women have a combined 100 years of experience in sorority business and leadership positions. Complete biographies of the leadership team are available at npcwomen.org.

The 2010 NPC annual meeting will be held Oct. 22-23 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. For more information, visit www.npcwomen.org.

2009-11 NPC Executive Committee Eve Riley (Delta Delta Delta), chairman Jane Sutton (Alpha Xi Delta), vice chairman Jean Mrasek (Chi Omega), budget and finance committee chairman Gina Kerley (Phi Sigma Sigma), Alumnae Panhellenics committee chairman Kris Bridges (Phi Mu), College Panhellenics committee chairman


We’ve Invested In It. “I believe my collegiate

experience was

possible not only because I paid my collegiate dues, but because alumnae paid their dues, as well.” Gina Garner Winter (Epsilon Omega-Texas A&M)

“I recognize the value

of my experiences with

Alpha Phi, and I want to ensure others have the same opportunity.” Joanne Spetz (Zeta Phi-MIT)

“In 1965, I made a commitment to Alpha Phi which was

to last a lifetime …

I want to help keep Alpha Phi a viable and vibrant organization for future generations of women.” Jean Cameron Hahm (Gamma Nu-Miami University)

“Alpha Phi has provided me with leadership skills and friendships in the sorority world and in my community. I’ve met Alpha Phis all over the U.S. It truly is a band of sisterhood forever.” Anne Scarboro Stout-McIntyre (Beta Nu-Duke)

“I see women who have been members for 50-plus years, and those just initiated, and I realize we’re all part of the same organization whose history is long, and whose members are unique and wonderful.” Renee Verspoor (Zeta Iota-Virginia)

Thank you to all the alumnae who are current in their 2009-10 international alumnae dues. your dues help fund the ongoing programs, products and services that keep Alpha phi strong. each of us has the power to shape the future for generations of Alpha phis to come. Have you invested in it? www.alphaphilifetime.com

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CANADA

UNITED STATES

BRITISH COLUMBIA

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British Columbia

Birmingham/Tuscaloosa

Alumnae welcomed new seniors through the Ivy Linker initiative, which involves pairing recent alumnae with seniors to help ease the transition into post-undergraduate life. Members enjoyed a seniors/young alumnae potluck and a holiday shopping party. Alumnae also teamed with collegians to host a Panhellenic-wide career and networking discussion. British Columbia Contact: Nav Sidhu (Beta Theta-British Columbia) navsidhu@gmail.com Facebook: Vancouver Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi

Alumnae were delighted to be invited to a holiday luncheon at the Alabama (Beta Mu) chapter house to meet new educational leadership consultants and visit with International Executive Board Director Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech). They received the latest news about Beta Mu and an update on housing. Birmingham/Tuscaloosa Contact: Carla Turnley Hill (Delta Tau-Louisiana State) cthnbham@aol.com bhamalphaphi.tripod.com

CALIFORNIA Inland Empire

ONTARIO Ontario South Ivy Connection Alumnae traveled to the Toronto (Xi) chapter house for a Founders’ Day tea, hosted by the chapter. In December, alumnae enjoyed the Vanity Fair Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, followed by a delicious dinner. Other events include a poker night, a Foundation-related event, martini night and a Greek alumnae network exchange. Ontario South Ivy Connection Contact: Alexandra Makos (Xi-Toronto) alexandra.makos@gmail.com Facebook: Alpha Phi - Ontario South Ivy Connection

Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day and enjoyed a wonderful holiday social where they brought toys to donate to a local charity and ornaments to exchange with each other. Inland Empire Contact: Virginia Torricelli Clarke (Eta Beta-CSU/ San Bernardino) iealumpres@verizon.net

Silicon Valley The Founders’ Day luncheon at the historic San Jose Sainte Claire Hotel brought together 200 sisters from four collegiate and two alumnae chapters. Former International Executive Board Director Julie King Gomez (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) delivered a State of the Fraternity address, and Pacific Northwest Regional Manager Jennifer Billingsley (Beta Psi-San Jose State) reviewed regional successes. Michele Panzica Owen (Beta Psi-San Jose State) hosted a scrapbooking social, and Abby Dorsa Sobrato (Zeta Gamma-

Santa Clara) hosted the annual holiday party and ornament exchange. Silicon Valley Contact: Deanna Del Grande (Beta Psi-San Jose State) silicionvalleyphis@gmail.com www.siliconvalleyphis.org Facebook: Silicon Valley Phis - Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

FLORIDA Daytona Beach Area Alumnae gathered for the traditional Founders’ Day salad exchange luncheon at the Ormond Heritage. Members are planning a road trip surrounding Convention to visit the two Florida collegiate chapters. The local Panhellenic has two luncheons per year, and Alpha Phi is usually one of the top two sororities for attendance. Daytona Beach Contact: Linda Lampman lindalampman@att.net

GEORGIA Atlanta Alumnae held the annual holiday party in December. Events included helping the Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) collegiate chapter with spring recruitment, A Time for Phi Tea party and dinners. Atlanta Contact: Mary Paige Edwards (Theta IotaJames Madison) alphaphiatlanta@gmail.com www.alphaphiatlanta.com

ILLINOIS Chicago Western Villages In February, the women took part in a Stampin’ Up event, where they created cards for donation

BIRMINGHAM/TUSCALOOSA, ALA.

Silicon Valley, Calif.

CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES, ILL.

Alumnae and collegians gather for a holiday luncheon at the Alabama (Beta Mu) house.

Alumnae attend the annual holiday party and ornament exchange.

Sisters enjoy a cooking lesson.

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to Ronald McDonald House Charities. In March, they banished any lingering winter blues with a trip to Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory and its spring flower exhibit. Chicago Western Villages Contact: Melissa Ferguson Wittenborn (Omicron-Missouri) queenmkbee@email.com Facebook: Chicago Western Villages

Day. Members also attended a University of Evansville basketball game. Evansville Contact: Stephanie Keilman Walsh (Delta Pi Indiana State) kswalsh@att.net

DuPage Valley

Founders’ Day was celebrated with a candlelight tribute. The Sara Ann Hatton Award was presented to Kelli Wilson Daly (Nebraska-Nu). Sisters learned beauty tricks and tips during a VIP session at Sephora. Everyone was in the holiday spirit at the annual ornament and cookie exchange hosted by Janelle Fornshell Burge (Gamma Xi-Wichita State). The Yankee Candle fundraising campaign was a success, with more than $1,600 in candles sold. Top sellers were Lauren Parry Trievel (Gamma Nu-Miami University), Tricia Kyler Bowling (Theta GammaTruman State) and Alexandra Flick (Epsilon XiSouthern Illinois). Greater Kansas City Contact: Kelli Wilson Daly (Nu-Nebraska) krwdaly@yahoo.com www.kc-aphis.com

The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day by playing Bunco with Elmhurst (Zeta Xi) collegians. Several alumnae attended initiation at Elmhurst. Other events included the annual gift exchange and annual potluck dinner. DuPage Valley Contact: Elaine Diamant Sikorski (Epsilon Delta Northern Illinois) emsikorski@sbcglobal.net www.dupagealphaphi.org

Lake County Alumnae celebrated a special Founders’ Day and the fifth anniversary of the re-chartering of the Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) chapter with collegians. Many recent graduates were in attendance. Other activities included supporting Gamma Epsilon’s Mud Olympics event, a lunch bunch with new members and the annual holiday tea. Lake County Contact: Sonja Bark Stunard (Delta Mu-Purdue) SLS3095@comcast.net

INDIANA Evansville Alumnae gathered at the Edgewater Grille on the banks of the Ohio River to celebrate Founders’

KANSAS Greater Kansas City

Audrey Lamar poses with her mother Pam Owings Lamar (both Gamma Xi-Wichita State) during a joint Founders’ Day celebration. NORTHERN NEVADA

Alumnae meet for an evening of pottery painting.

Wichita A Founders’ Day celebration was held in conjunction with Wichita State (Gamma Xi) collegiate chapter at the Old Town Hotel. Back by popular demand, alumnae attended a cooking class hosted by Mari Dunn DiMattia (Gamma XiWichita State). Members brought their children and grandchildren to the Gamma Xi house for the annual gingerbread house decorating. Santa made time in his busy schedule to attend and take pictures with the children.

Missing alumnae

Do you have information about a missing alumna? Visit www.alphaphi.org/alumae/ missingalumnae to help us locate “lost” alumnae.

EVANSVILLE, IND.

GREATER KANSAS CITY, KAN.

OMAHA, NEB.

Sisters celebrate Founders’ Day.

Alumnae celebrate the holidays with an annual ornament exchange.

Alumnae host a holiday auction to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation.

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Wichita Contact: Marcia McKee Weddle (Gamma Xi Wichita State) mcweddle@cox.net www.alphaphigammaxi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi - Wichita KS

NEBRASKA Omaha Alumnae enjoyed a happy hour at the 94/95 Sports Grille. They celebrated Founders’ Day with an Alpha Phi trivia competition. Jenn Flemming Dannehl (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney), Linda Hill Daugharty (Nu-Nebraska/Lincoln) and Jill Zerzan Shefte (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) hosted a holiday auction and soup dinner. The auction and the selling of Butter Braids boosted the chapter’s donation to the Alpha Phi Foundation. Omaha Contact: Jenn Flemming Dannehl jadannehl1012@yahoo.com

NEVADA Northern Nevada Founders’ Day was celebrated with brunch at a local cafe. November’s activity was an evening of pottery painting fun. Northern Nevada Contact: Fabienne Henry Hansen (Beta Psi-San Jose State) ms_fabienne@yahoo.com http://nnalphaphi.googlepages.com

NEW JERSEY Central New Jersey The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day with a tea in Princeton. December was the kickoff of Bring a Bear for Charity, which was celebrated with a

brunch in Skillman. Members took a tour of the Zimmerli Art Museum and had lunch in New Brunswick. Visit the chapter’s Facebook page to find the next event and become part of this dynamic group. Central New Jersey Contact: Heidi Ewald Leigh (Delta Eta-Adrian) heida73@gmail.com Facebook: Central NJ Alpha Phi Alumnae

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day with brunch and a program at Virginia Bristol Betterton’s (Omega-Texas) home. Sisters raised more than $600 to make the holidays brighter for two Head Start families. Barbara Harland Trythall (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado) hosted the annual holiday party, including dinner and an ornament exchange. Albuquerque Contact: Judy Giudice Tull (Omega-Texas) judytull@gmail.com

NEW YORK NYC Metro The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day at a local eatery. Sisters put on their dancing shoes for a Bollywood class. They enjoyed a holiday extravaganza. Members collected teddy bears for charity, exchanged cookies and desserts and swapped accessories. Alumnae enjoyed a performance of the classic “Carmen” at the Lincoln Center. Sisters served as guest bartenders at their annual Alpha Phi Heart Throb philanthropy event; proceeds benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation.

NYC Metro Contact: Melissa Friedman (Eta Theta-San Francisco State) melissaf@alumnae.alphaphi.org www.nycalphaphi.org Facebook: NY APhi

NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte Alumnae over 30 attended Hottie Tottie events organized by Amy Salvatore Reiss (Gamma Nu-Miami University). Sisters hosted their annual Texas Hold’em poker tournament. Members and their daughters enjoyed a legacy tea at the home of Mendy Blair Chura (Theta NuAppalachian State). Charlotte Contact: Stephanie Miller (Theta Xi-Shippensburg) aphistephm@hotmail.com http://charlottealphaphi.tripod.com

Greenville Area Plans include attending the Panhellenic award banquet at East Carolina (Delta Alpha) where Diane Spry Straker (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) will be the keynote speaker, supporting Delta Alpha’s 50-year anniversary and planning for a Delta Alpha 50th reunion that is scheduled for Aug. 13-15. Card making and pottery events were planned in April. The chapter welcomes sisters to attend events. Greenville Area Contact: Gail Burton Joyner (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) earmom@yahoo.com alumnaephis@yahoo.com

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

NYC METRO, N.Y.

Alumnae collect bears for donation to the Jackson Malia Fund for children with special needs.

Alumnae celebrate Founders’ Day with a brunch.

Sisters gather at a local eatery to celebrate Founders’ Day.

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CLEVELAND WEST, OHIO

OHIO Ashland Area Alumnae enjoyed a ladies’ night out, including dinner and a chick flick. They traveled to Wooster, Ohio, and visited the Pine Tree Barn for their holiday celebration. The event provided a unique shopping experience and a delicious luncheon. Alumnae also attended the Ashland (Epsilon Alpha) chapter’s Red Dress Gala. Ashland Area Contact: Taryn Gallik Stover (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland) tgallik@richnet.net Facebook: Ashland Ohio Area Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Cincinnati The chapter celebrated the holidays with an annual ornament auction and party at the home of Denise Holt Hartman (Epsilon PsiLehigh). They enjoyed food, fun and new faces, and the auction raised $200 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Cincinnati Contact: Erin Johnson Shaw (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland) eshaw5@cinci.rr.com

Columbus Events included a wine tasting and auction at Mary Schultz’s (Omicron-Missouri) carriage house and an annual holiday ornament and cookie exchange at the home of Judy Segerer Watson (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State). Nancy Copenhaver Barton (Beta OmicronBowling Green State) hosted a night of Bunco and champagne to ring in 2010; Ohio State (Rho) collegiate members attended a portion of the evening to speak about their upcoming Red Dress Gala. Members volunteered with the local

Panhellenic group at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Alumnae look forward to their first Alpha Phi-Esta Lawn Party and Silent Auction on May 15. Columbus Contact: Christine Novak Herrmann (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate) cmherrmann1@aol.com www.columbusalumnae-alphaphi.org

Sisters display homemade blankets they created for donation to Akron Children’s Hospital.

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City The chapter celebrated the holidays with the annual holiday party and ornament exchange at the home of Randa Ogletree (Delta DeltaOklahoma City). They met for dinner in January and went to the movies in February. They also hosted a Bunco night to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Diana Busch Hartley (Phi-Oklahoma) was honored during an Oklahoma City Panhellenic luncheon as a 2010 Woman of the Year. Oklahoma City Contact: Bethany Anderson Brown (Phi-Oklahoma) banders@flash.net Facebook: Oklahoma City Alpha Phi Alumnae Association

PENNSYLVANIA

GREAT PHILADELPHIA IVY CONNECTION, PA.

Sisters welcome their newest member, Janine Guerra (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), who was initiated as an alumna at St. Joseph’s

DALLAS AND SUBURBAN, TEXAS

Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection Sisters took part in the American Heart Association’s Start! Philadelphia Heart Walk. The ivy connection hosted its third annual Strike Out Heart Disease event at the Brunswick Bowling Ally in Feasterville, Pa. The chapter’s bowling team, Balls of Fury, bowls on Sundays at Lucky Strike in Philadelphia. Sisters also hold monthly book club meetings. For more information about events, visit the chapter’s Web site.

Heather Bastin Guild (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City), Lee Ann Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas) and Sarah O’Leary Lynch (Gamma Sigma-Wisconsin/Stout) attend a mother/daughter dessert.

ASHLAND, OHIO

CINCINNATI, OHIO

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Alumnae celebrate the holidays.

Members enjoy the annual ornament auction and holiday party.

Alumnae celebrate Founders’ Day with a festive brunch at Hugo’s Restaurant.

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Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection Contact: Valene Chance (Theta Theta-St. Joseph’s) valene.chance@gmail.com www.phillyivyconnection.org Facebook: Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection

Lehigh Valley Alumnae and their families enjoyed an event at Paint Some Pottery in Allentown. Lehigh Valley Contact: Terri Powell (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) tpowell@ptd.net

TENNESSEE Clarksville In October, alumnae went on the popular NashTrash country music tour in Nashville. After the tour, members had lunch at the Germantown Cafe. Clarksville Contact: Wanda Bruce Graham (Epsilon Omicron Austin Peay State) wandagraham@comcast.net

TEXAS Dallas and Suburban In January, the chapter held a mother/daughter dessert at the home of Sharon Stevens Tomnitz (Delta Chi-William Woods). Sisters, mothers and daughters enjoyed scrumptious sweets and a wonderful time. Dallas and Suburban Contact: Heather Bastin Guild (Delta Delta Oklahoma City) heather@heatherguild.com www.alphaphidallas.org Facebook: Dallas and Suburban Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Denton County

Northwest Houston

Alumnae gathered for a meet and greet at Johnny Carino’s. Alumnae also made study baskets for the North Texas (Gamma Eta) collegiate chapter during finals. Denton County Contact: Sandra Sloan Hoenig (Gamma Eta North Texas) sandra.hoenig@gmail.com

Wanting to share in the holiday spirit in a new and fun way, the women participated in a Brown Bag and Bear event in December. Each member brought a bag of groceries and a bear to donate locally to those in need. In January, they enjoyed the annual Gaudy Goodies (white elephant) silent auction. Northwest Houston Contact: Kimberly Roy Blocker (Delta Eta-Adrian) kroyblocker@alumnae.alphaphi.org Facebook: Northwest Houston Alpha Phi Alumnae

Fort Worth In November, sisters gathered at the home of Christa Moody Holbert (Gamma Eta-North Texas) to share holiday recipes and snacks. Fort Worth Contact: Lelynne Waltman-Knight (Zeta Nu Texas Christian) lelynn@prodigy.net www.angelfire.com/tx4/aphi

Houston The ivy circle, organized by Laura Moore (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), meets monthly for happy hours at various locations. The Bordeaux Babes enjoyed a recent day trip to Huntsville where they toured the Texas Prison Museum and visited The Whistler, a historic bed and breakfast owned by Mary Mabel Clegg (Omega-Texas). Sisters of all ages gathered for a festive brunch at Hugo’s Restaurant to celebrate Founders’ Day. A holiday party was hosted by Mimi Gordon Hagedorn (Nu-Nebraska). Houston Contact: Carey Kirkpatrick (Alpha Lambda Alumna Initiate) careyredtiger@aim.com www.houston-alphaphi.org Facebook: Houston Alpha Phi Alumnae

San Antonio Alumnae enjoyed dinner, drinks and trivia at the Lion and the Rose Pub. They gathered for the grand opening of the renovated family consultation room in the neo-natal intensive care unit at University Hospital. Members welcomed graduating seniors from St. Mary’s (Iota Beta) collegiate chapter. Sandra Duckworth Allison (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State) hosted the annual holiday social. Barbara Godfrey Bean (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) hosted the prep night for lollipop sales to benefit University Hospital’s baby safe room. San Antonio Contact: Heather Canales (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s) lifeiszippy@yahoo.com www.sanantoniophis.com

Southwest Dallas Area Founders’ Day included sisters from founding members to new alumnae initiates and legacies. Sisters held the annual ornament exchange and potluck and volunteered for the eighth year with Santa’s Helpers. They rang in the new year with a happy hour at the historic Belmont Hotel in

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

SOUTHWEST DALLAS, TEXAS

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Sisters enjoy dinner and drinks during a November outing.

Alumnae celebrate the chapter’s 20th anniversary.

Sisters celebrate the holidays with an ugly sweater party.

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downtown Dallas. The most anticipated event of the year was the alumnae chapter’s 20th anniversary celebration. Southwest Dallas Contact: Angela Farley (Epsilon Sigma-Dallas Baptist) a-farley@sbcglobal.net www.swdallasaphi.org

VIRGINIA Virginia Peninsula Virginia Peninsula and Hampton Roads Ivy Connection alumnae co-hosted the Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) chapter for Founders’ Day. Joyce Phillips Rayfield (Chi-Montana) hosted the annual holiday luncheon at Kiln Creek Country Club. Members attended a Tidewater Panhellenic Association luncheon and a night at the theatre. They volunteered at a Williamsburg school fair, hosted a speaker from the Refugee Resettlement Program and supported the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula’s Backpack for Kids Program. Virginia Peninsula Contact: Debby Parock Clotfelter (Chi-Montana) clotman@cox.net

WISCONSIN Milwaukee Alumnae gathered at Westmoor Country Club for a Founders’ Day event hosted by Adrianne Halverson Busch (Delta Theta-Western Michigan). Fifty-year pins were presented, and Marquette (Eta Mu) collegians shared updates about campus life and recruitment. Blankets were cut and tied for Children’s Hospital as a philanthropic project. Milwaukee Contact: Linda Robnett Short (Delta Psi Wisconsin/Oshkosh) twin@alumnae.alphaphi.org To locate an alumnae chapter in your area, visit www.alphaphi.org/alumnae.

NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTERS Congratulations to the following chapter for recently receiving its charter! Emerald Coast (Fla.) Alumnae Chapter Chartered: Nov. 2, 2009 Chapter President: Terri Rolik Dalsky (Beta Omega-Kent State) E-mail: TLJD@aol.com Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters and ivy connections are forming in the following areas: Canada Ottawa-Gatineau Georgia Savannah Iowa Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Kentucky Lexington Michigan Detroit Ivy Connection Missouri Columbia, Columbia Ivy Connection North Carolina Asheville Oklahoma Edmond Texas League City/Bay Area

Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters are revitalizing in the following areas: New Jersey Central New Jersey Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Utah Salt Lake City Please contact Paige Stallings (Gamma-DePauw) at pstallings@alphaphi.org if you are interested in getting involved with any of these chapters or starting a chapter in your area.

Alpha Phis Support Haiti The relief efforts to aid the victims of the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake are ongoing. Following are what some Alpha Phi sisters have done to help. • Michael and Monica Francis Simonsen (Delta Zeta-Maryland) are in the process of adopting a boy from Haiti and were relieved to learn he and all the children at his orphanage were safe. Visit http://stanleyandfamily.blogspot. com to follow their story. • George Mason (Eta Lambda) sold baked goods to raise money. • Alabama (Beta Mu) joined Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Tau Delta to host a barbecue fundraiser. • Taylor Whitehead (Theta PhiChristopher Newport) donated to the Hope for Haiti television fundraiser and to the American Red Cross. • Ashley Schelling (Psi-South Dakota) donated to the American Red Cross.

• UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa) collected clothing donations through the school’s fashion interest group. • Camille Ahuero Cheney (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) donated to Save the Children.org and spread the word on Facebook, hoping others would do the same. • Maine (Delta Nu) teamed with Sigma Chi to raise more than $1,500 for Partners in Health. • Lisa Smith Jenness (Eta Delta-CSU/ East Bay) donated to the American Red Cross. • Samantha Barsky (Beta GammaColorado) donated to Habitat for Humanity.

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Alpha Phi Fraternity 2009 Annual Report

Dear Sisters,

We are pleased to present the 2009 Fraternity Annual Report. This report serves as a summary of Fraternity accomplishments for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2009. The International Executive Board (IEB) commends our dedicated volunteers and the Executive Office staff for the considerable number of achievements that occurred in FY2009. We also wish to thank Susan Zabriskie (Theta-Michigan), who stepped down as the Fraternity’s executive director after many years of service. Alpha Phi remains at the forefront in many areas because of her contributions. We on the IEB are committed to ensuring that Alpha Phi continues to grow and strengthen her membership. Thanks for all you have done to assist the Fraternity in this endeavor. Our success depends upon your ongoing support! Loyally, 2008-10 International Executive Board

Collegiate Membership Alpha Phi reported continued growth and improved strength in collegiate membership, 149 chapters strong. For the 2008-09 school year, we initiated 4,959 new members. This represents an increase of 287 members from the previous year and, for the second year in a row, breaks our record for our largest membership year in history. These record results are due in part to our newest chapter at Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) and our return to Alabama (Beta Mu). They are also due in part to Alpha Phi’s strong, committed recruitment volunteers who support our chapters every day. Our collegiate chapters are recruiting stronger than ever and bringing Alpha Phi the best possible new members. Spring 2009 also brought an invitation to establish a new colony at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., which was happily accepted. A significant number of our chapters and members were recognized on their own campuses for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service activities. The continued success of the Red Dress Gala program has provided a wonderful way for chapters to involve the community in a fun social event while raising money to support the Alpha Phi Foundation and generating positive public relations for the Fraternity. The 11 educational leadership consultants on the 2008-09 team visited all 149 collegiate chapters and worked 2,210 days amongst them. Out of a total of 226 total visits, 58 were recruitment-related and 26 were extension visits.

Alumnae Membership More than 6,000 alumnae were current in their International alumnae dues during FY2009. The lifetime dues program continued to grow, with over 1,300 women choosing to pay their lifetime dues. We also welcomed three new alumnae chapters in Central Pennsylvania, Lowcountry, S.C., and Morgantown, W.V., bringing our total number of alumnae chapters to 139. 14

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A groundbreaking alumnae summit was held Sept. 5-7, 2009. More than 20 alumnae joined together at the Executive Office in Evanston to focus on the development of innovative and synergistic strategies for the engagement of Alpha Phi alumnae. Shortly after, the Alumnae Strategy Team (AST) was formed as a joint collaboration among the Foundation and Fraternity. The summit outcomes directed the AST to concentrate their work in the areas of utilizing technology-driven communication vehicles to drive engagement, improving collegiate bridging strategies for the early years of membership and developing a culture among volunteers to become and remain owners of the organization - both dues payers and donors. Transitions, The Resource for Alpha Phi’s Newest Alumnae, was reformatted as an online communication and sent to the graduating class of 2009. This interactive resource also launched a micro site, AlphaPhi2009.com, where members can learn about real-world issues outside of Alpha Phi. The Alpha Phi Traveler program continued to provide the wonderful opportunity for Alpha Phis to travel together, offering four exciting trips to Greece, Peru, The Baltic Sea and Europe.

Finances For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the Fraternity experienced a $769,954 decrease in net assets, 91 percent ($703,623) of which resulted from changes to the investment portfolio and $66,331 was a result of operations: specifically, investment in growth projects. In light of these growth projects, the Fraternity had budgeted for an operating loss. However, staff and volunteers worked diligently throughout the year to cut operating expenses in order to minimize the operating loss and the impact of the nationwide recession on the Fraternity. The Fraternity was able to extend new loans to two house corporation boards - Texas (Omega) and CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa) - during the fiscal year to help


fund renovations and safety improvements to the chapter facilities. A long-term note was also paid off during the fiscal year. The Fraternity’s net assets remain strong at approximately $7.7 million, and the organization remains well poised to support its future financial needs. The Fraternity remained a strong partner with the Alpha Phi Foundation, pledging $500,000 toward the Foundation’s capital campaign, while continuing to enjoy strong support from the Foundation in the form of grants for its leadership programs.

Communications Alpha Phi remained in the forefront of the social media explosion, communicating to members using the Web site (www.alphaphi.org), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn professional groups, blogs and On the Go podcasts. During the summer, these programs were assisted by three collegiate interns from Alpha Phi chapters at Northwestern (Beta), DePaul (Iota Eta) and Iowa (Delta Epsilon). The interns also helped produce the Alpha Phi Quarterly. In 2009, the Quarterly received two Fraternity Communications Association / North American Interfraternal Foundation awards: second place for the prestigious Fred F. Yoder Award for Overall Excellence and a second place award for Feature Article Design. For a sixth year in a row, the Alpha Phi Quarterly also was a recipient of the APEX Award for Publication Excellence.

Training and Development Training and development of members continued to be a primary focus. Regional Conferences provided training for more than 1,350 collegiate and alumnae volunteers.

2009 Revenue Analysis

Undergraduate Member Fees (62%) Rental Income (7%) Convention and Regional Conferences (8%) Interest on Loans (3%) Grants (7%) Alumnae Member Fees (8%) Other (5%)

Twenty-two roundtable audio conferences on different topics provided training and opportunities for discussion to chapter advisors, alumnae and collegiate chapter officers. An online, on-demand chapter advisor training module was also launched in spring 2009. Supporting the Fraternity’s mission of cultivating leadership, 80 percent of our collegiate chapters experienced the chapter-based portion of the Foundationfunded Alpha Phi Leadership Initiative, with a 94 percent valuable or very valuable rating. Ninety-nine collegiate members with leadership potential experienced two Emerging Leaders Institutes held in Indianapolis in summer 2009. Of those participants, 43 are currently serving as officers of their collegiate chapters.

Volunteer Contributions The greatest asset of the Fraternity continues to be her volunteers. The contributions and depth of skills and knowledge demonstrated by the more than 1,200 members (and even some non-members) who help move our organization forward every single day are truly invaluable. These committed individuals participated in every element of Alpha Phi. There are house corporation board volunteers, leadership facilitators, chapter advisors, regional team leaders, recruitment volunteers and colony team leads. From marketing idea generation to educational program development to application review to day-to-day consultation and support for both collegiate and alumnae members alike, our Fraternity is a better place because of their dedication. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

2009 Operating Expense Analysis

Fraternity Activities (74%) Publications and Communications (4%) Convention and Regional Conferences (7%) Property Management (5%) Management and General (10%)

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Leadership Report Card 2008–09 Emerging

Chapter-

Leaders

Based

Institute

Instruction

Emerging

Chapter-

Undergraduate

Leaders

Based

Regional

Interfraternity

Institute

Instruction

Regional

Undergraduate Interfraternity

Chapter

Region

(ELI)

(CBI)**

Conferences

Institute (UIFI)

Chapter

Region

(ELI)

(CBI)**

Conferences

Institute (UIFI)

Adrian (Delta Eta)

UMW

X

7

Duke (Beta Nu)

SE

1

X

6

Akron (Eta Gamma)

UMW

X

8

2

X

7

SE

2

9

Duquesne (Epsilon Iota)

MA

Alabama (Beta Mu) Appalachian State (Theta Nu)

SE

1

X

6

East Caroli– (Delta Alpha)

SE

2

X

9

Arizo– (Beta Epsilon)

SW

1

X

7

Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha)

NCMW

1

X

5

Arizo– State (Gamma Pi)

SW

1

X

5

2

Eastern Washington (Eta Psi)

PNW

1

X

6

Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

UMW

X

9

Elmhurst (Zeta Xi)

NCMW

1

X

5

SE

X

4

Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

UMW

2

X

6

2

Florida Tech (Theta Zeta)

Ball State (Delta Rho)

NCMW

1

X

5

Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma)

MA

1

6

Barry (Theta Omega)

SE

X

3

2

1

X

10

NE

X

George Mason (Eta Lambda)

SE

Bentley (Zeta Rho) Binghamton (Eta Zeta)

NE

7

X

7

UMW

George Washington (Iota Iota)

MA

Bishop’s (Eta Chi) Boston (Eta)

NE

1

X

7

Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron)

UMW

1

X

9

British Columbia (Beta Theta)

PNW

1

X

6

Butler (Epsilon Beta)

NCMW

1

X

5

Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi)

SW

X

7

Cameron (Theta Rho)

SC

X

2

Case Western Reserve (Zeta Pi)

UMW

1

X

7

Central Missouri State (Theta Lambda)

SC

X

Chapman (Eta Upsilon)

SW

1

Christopher Newport (Theta Phi)

SE

Colorado (Beta Gamma)

SW

Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta)

SW

X

5

Connecticut (Iota Lambda)

NE

1

X

7

1

Cornell (Delta)

NE

1

X

7

Georgia Tech (Iota Mu)

SE

1

7

Hofstra (Theta Mu)

NE

Idaho (Beta Zeta)

PNW

1

X

6

Illinois (Beta Alpha)

NCMW

X

4

1*

India– (Beta Tau)

NCMW

X

5

India– State (Delta Pi)

NCMW

X

4

India– U. Southeast (Zeta Epsilon)

NCMW

X

2

– –

Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

NCMW

1

X

6

SE

1

X

6

1

6

James Madison (Theta Iota)

1

X

6

8

Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)

MA

X

1

X

6

2

Kent State (Beta Omega)

UMW

X

10

5

Kettering (Iota Epsilon)

UMW

X

7

Lafayette (Eta Sigma)

MA

X

6

Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon)

NCMW

1

X

5

Lehigh (Epsilon Psi)

MA

1

X

6

1*

CSU/Chico (Theta Upsilon)

PNW

8

CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta)

PNW

X

6

CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)

SW

CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon)

SW

1

X

6

CSU/San Ber–rdino (Eta Beta)

SW

X

10

1

X

12

Linfield (Theta Alpha)

PNW

1

X

6

Loyola Marymount (Zeta Beta)

SW

1

X

6

Maine (Delta Nu)

NE

1

X

8

Manitoba (Beta Eta)

UMW

1

X

2

Marquette (Eta Mu)

NCMW

1

X

5

Maryland (Delta Zeta)

MA

1

X

7

Miami University (Gamma Nu)

UMW

X

8

Michigan (Theta)

UMW

1

X

9

UMW

1

X

8

SC

1

X

3

Dartmouth College (Iota Kappa)

NE

1

4

Michigan State (Beta Beta)

Dayton (Zeta Psi)

UMW

X

10

Midwestern (Gamma Omega)

Delaware (Epsilon Nu)

MA

X

6

DePaul (Iota Eta)

NCMW

1

X

5

DePauw (Gamma)

NCMW

1

X

5

Drake (Gamma Omicron)

NCMW

7

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Minnesota (Epsilon)

NCMW

X

5

Missouri (Omicron)

SC

1

10

1

MIT (Zeta Phi)

NE

1

7

Monta– (Chi)

PNW

X


Visit www.alphaphi.org to learn more about these educational programs. Emerging

Chapter-

Leaders

Based

Institute

Instruction

Emerging

Chapter-

Undergraduate

Leaders

Based

Regional

Interfraternity

Institute

Instruction

Regional

Undergraduate Interfraternity

Chapter

Region

(ELI)

(CBI)**

Conferences

Institute (UIFI)

Chapter

Region

(ELI)

(CBI)**

Conferences

Institute (UIFI)

Nebraska (Nu)

SC

X

6

St. Mary’s (Iota Beta)

SC

6

Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi)

SC

1

X

7

SUNY/Albany (Eta Nu)

NE

X

7

NE

1

X

7

1*

New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)

NE

6

SUNY/Buffalo (Theta Epsilon)

X

6

NCMW

1

X

3

SUNY/Cortland (Eta Tau)

NE

North Dakota (Pi) North Texas (Gamma Eta)

SC

1

X

5

SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi)

NE

X

7

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)

SW

1

X

7

1

Syracuse (Alpha)

NE

1

X

10

Texas (Omega)

SC

1

7

Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta)

NCMW

1

X

5

1*

Texas A&M Commerce (Delta Beta)

SC

X

5

Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta)

NCMW

5

Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)

SC

1

X

6

Northwestern (Beta)

NCMW

1

X

5

1

Toronto (Xi)

UMW

1

7

Ohio State (Rho)

UMW

7

MA

X

7

Oklahoma (Phi)

SC

X

10

Towson State (Eta Omega)

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta)

SC

X

6

Tufts (Zeta Theta)

NE

X

4

UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

PNW

X

9

Old Dominion (Epsilon Eta)

SE

UC/Davis (Epsilon Rho)

PNW

1

X

6

UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)

SW

1

X

6

1

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta)

SW

1

X

8

Oregon (Tau)

PNW

1 1

X X

9 7

– –

Oregon State (Beta Upsilon)

PNW

1

X

8

Penn State (Gamma Rho)

MA

1

X

6

Pennsylvania (Eta Iota)

MA

X

6

Pepperdine (Iota Alpha)

SW

1

5

Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta)

PNW

X

5

Purdue (Delta Mu)

NCMW

1

X

5

2*

Rensselaer (Theta Tau)

NE

1

X

6

Rhode Island (Iota Delta)

NE

1

X

7

Rochester (Theta Kappa)

NE

1

X

6

Sacramento State (Epsilon Gamma)

PNW

1

X

6

San Diego (Eta Rho)

SW

X

8

San Diego State (Gamma Alpha)

SW

2

X

10

San Francisco State (Eta Theta)

PNW

1

X

San Jose State (Beta Psi)

PNW

1

Santa Clara (Zeta Gamma)

PNW

Seton Hall (Eta Eta)

UCLA (Beta Delta)

SW

1

X

7

UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi)

SE

7

University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma)

PNW

1

X

6

USC (Beta Pi)

SW

1

6

Villanova (Eta Epsilon)

MA

1

6

Virginia (Zeta Iota)

SE

X

8

Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron)

SE

1

X

8

Washburn (Upsilon)

SC

3

Washington (Sigma)

PNW

1

6

Washington State (Beta Rho)

PNW

1

X

7

Washington University (Zeta Upsilon)

NCMW

X

5

West Chester (Epsilon Kappa)

MA

1

X

7

1

14

West Virginia (Beta Iota)

MA

X

11

X

6

Western Michigan (Delta Theta)

UMW

1

X

6

1

X

11

Western Ontario (Theta Eta)

UMW

1

X

5

MA

6

Wichita State (Gamma Xi)

SC

X

5

Shippensburg (Theta Xi)

MA

1

X

6

Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta)

UMW

1

X

5

South Dakota (Psi)

NCMW

1

X

5

1

6

NCMW

X

5

William Woods (Delta Chi)

SC

Southern Illinois (Epsilon Xi)

Wisconsin (Iota)

NCMW

1

X

5

Southern Utah (Theta Sigma)

SW

1

5

Wisconsin/LaCrosse (Delta Kappa)

NCMW

1

X

5

St. Joseph's (Theta Theta)

MA

X

9

Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma)

NCMW

1

X

6

* UIFI Scholarship paid for through Alpha Phi Foundation

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Convention Elections Complete COL Process By Carole Salerno (Epsilon Gamma-CSU/Sacramento), Chair

T

he Committee on Leadership (COL) is happy to report its progress to date as it works toward the election of the Fraternity’s next International President and Board. We received and reviewed a number of candidate applications, made personal contact with each candidate’s verbal and written reference, received a significant amount of feedback from the membership about each candidate and verbally interviewed each candidate. The COL met at the Executive Office in mid-March to determine the slate, which was announced to the membership shortly after (please visit alphaphi.org for results; they were not available at print time). The process will be complete with the election of the Fraternity Board, held during Convention 2010 in Miami, Fla., in July.* The COL was very pleased to consider the following women for the 2010-12 International Executive Board and International President:

• Jane Kirby Arkes

(Omicron-Missouri) • Susan Weiskittle Barrick (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) • Alison Begor (Beta Alpha-Illinois) • Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/ Long Beach) • Laura Lynn Davidson (Beta Delta-UCLA) • Andi Etwaroo (Zeta OmicronJohns Hopkins) • Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma IotaTexas Tech) • Valerie Lawlor (Omicron-Missouri)

• Sara Christine Mayer (Delta ChiWilliam Woods) • Susan L. McNeice (Epsilon Nu-Delaware) • Coree Christine Smith (Epsilon ThetaNorthern Iowa) • Diane Spry Straker (Delta AlphaEast Carolina) • Sonja-Lou Bark Clary Stunard (Delta Mu-Purdue) • Amy Jordan Tvrdik (Omicron-Missouri) • Renee Smith Zimmerman Zainer (Beta Epsilon-Arizona)

The committee is also very proud to announce some of its unique accomplishments. The structure of the COL has changed, and more so than other bienniums, we stepped up our use of technology to complete many of our tasks. Although I am identified as the committee chair and serve as the central point of contact, leadership responsibilities are shared among all members. Because we are the committee on leadership, we feel it is important that everyone is given the opportunity to perform as a leader.

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During this biennium, each member has served as a lead or facilitator of a two-three member subgroup. These teams initiate a project, create a work plan, make recommendations and bring their findings/work products before the entire group for discussion and/or decision making. This structure shares management responsibilities, promotes the understanding of individual work styles, problem-solving and decision-making, and provides an opportunity for committee members to work more closely with one another in a small group setting. We feel this construct provided and instilled member confidence to express opinions, allowed for the acceptance of differing views and built trust among the members. In addition to posts on the alphaphi.org Web site, the COL has a Facebook page and uses LinkedIn and other forums to share information about the slating process with the membership. This biennium, the COL looked for a new and enhanced way to gather feedback about each candidate from the membership. We utilized an online survey tool to design standardized questions that would then collect and compile the data and facilitate reporting. The COL received an overwhelming response - almost twice as many as the previous biennium! In closing, the COL would like to thank you for your participation in the nomination process. We are very fortunate to have so many talented, committed candidates interested in serving the Fraternity in this capacity. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please feel free to contact a member of the committee.

* All voting delegates must be current dues-paying members; dues can be paid in advance or at Convention.

COL Committee Members Eden Ahrens (Zeta Omicron Johns Hopkins) Bonnie Arthur (Delta Delta Oklahoma City) Abby Ayers (Rho-Ohio State) Stacey Grimes Boulmetis (Theta Tau-Rensselaer)

Holly Malek Bryk (Epsilon Nu-Delaware) Kate Boyle Halfon (Eta Delta-CSU/East Bay) Megan Jones (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) Alison Nash (Xi-Toronto) Kimberly Larsen Watson (Omicron-Missouri)


Message from the IEB

The Importance of Legacies As members of the International Executive Board (IEB), we have the opportunity to travel the U.S. and Canada visiting with alumnae and collegians answering their questions. Some of the frequently asked questions are: what does it mean to be an Alpha Phi legacy? Does it really matter? Some of our chapters embrace legacies of not only their own collegiate chapter but of all Alpha Phi chapters. The substantial growth of Alpha Phi over the last 20-30 years has created a rich legacy. Alpha Phi has a rapidly increasing number of alumnae with college age daughters. The fraternity currently has some chapters with more legacies participating in formal recruitment than the total number the chapter is allowed to pledge. Each member of the IEB has received those heartbreaking calls from grandmothers, mothers or sisters whose legacies did not receive bids. Each of those conversations is difficult. Children who grow up with Alpha Phi learn about her unique sisterhood from an early age. Many of our legacies have repeated stories that they have heard members say, “Why do we have to invite someone just because she is a legacy?” These young women who have Alpha Phi loyalty from their families begin to doubt their sisterhood. “Did they pledge me for my qualities and contributions or because the legacy policy tells them too?” Chapters with insensitive attitudes towards legacies are missing opportunities. Thankfully these chapters are few and far between. Legacies are a valued part of Alpha Phi and bring a long tradition of pride and support to the Fraternity. Alpha Phi pledged her first legacy in 1902 when Founder Kate Hogoboom Gilbert’s daughter Ruth Gilbert Becker (both Alpha-Syracuse) joined. Throughout our history, legacies have served Alpha Phi as International Executive Board presidents, including mother and daughter team Genevra Gwynn Wiley (Alpha-Syracuse) from 1902-04 and Marian Wiley Keys (Alpha-Syracuse) from 1954-58, in

A table of legacies enjoys the Red Dress Candlelight Banquet during Convention 2008 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

countless volunteer positions and in numerous extension opportunities. Several members of the IEB have daughters who are Alpha Phi members, and there are others who

The Fraternity has some chapters with more legacies participating in formal recruitment than the total number the chapter is allowed to pledge. have daughters reaching the college age. We are well aware of the personal drama of a legacy during recruitment. Today’s recruitment environment makes it difficult and even impossible in some cases to follow our current

legacy policy. We are seeing more campuses move to modified styles of recruitment where there is only one invitational event (preference) or there are no invitational events at all. The release figure method adopted by the National Panhellenic Conference in 2003 severely restricts the number of invitations that many of our chapters can extend to their parties. The computer programs being used by College Panhellenics shorten the time between membership selection and invitation distribution, allowing no time for the chapter to notify the mother, grandmother or sister of the legacy. This does not, however, eliminate the need to be sensitive to our legacies. Being a legacy does not always provide an advantage, but it should. Every chapter should treat their legacies as the top potential members they are. Legacies know Alpha Phi, and they understand that Alpha Phi is forever. For information on our legacy policy, visit www.alphaphi.org/recommend.html.

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scholarships

Alpha Phi Foundation Awards $131,000 in Scholarship Aid to Top Women Each year the Alpha Phi Foundation awards thousands of dollars in academic scholarships to collegiate and alumnae members who are dedicated to superior scholarship. Congratulations to the 22 graduate and 30 undergraduate winners for the 2009-10 school year. Winners were selected from among highly competitive applicant pools from graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States and Canada. Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to continue the high ideals of

scholarship our Founders held close to their hearts by awarding scholarship aid to young women. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee on the basis of the applicant’s scholastic record, service to Alpha Phi and the community, campus involvement and recommendations. To learn more about Alpha Phi Foundation scholarships, visit www.alphaphi.org/foundation.

Graduate Recipients Frances Cameron Wiig Scholarship Kristin Anderson (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) Master’s of Business Administration

Clara Bradley Burdette and Beta Beta Chapter Scholarships Kelly Baas (Beta Beta-Michigan State) Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

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“ I continue to feel blessed knowing I have a group of sisters who can provide me this form of gift and support. My heartfelt thank you is deeply extended.” Kelly Baas (Beta Beta-Michigan State), graduate scholarship recipient

Foundation Scholarship Carol Liu (Theta-Michigan) Master’s in Security Studies

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Alexandra Makos (Xi-Toronto) Master’s in Art History

Foundation Scholarship Ashley Baker (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) Master’s in Art History

Eloise Howell and Foundation Scholarships Stephanie Sutton Hjemlstad (Beta Psi-San Jose State) Master’s in Education and Administrative Credential

Joan Merritt Holmes Scholarship Jennifer Mueller (Beta Tau-Indiana) Master’s in Education Policy

Darcel Atwill Weller Scholarship Roseanne Bodin (Gamma Eta-North Texas) Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Vicki Silverman Memorial and Foundation Scholarships Jennifer Holsman (Gamma Pi-Arizona State) Ph.D., Political Science

Kay Wainwright Nixon Memorial Scholarship Morgan Pillen (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) Master’s in Speech Language Pathology

Foundation Scholarship Stephanie Cohen (Eta Iota-Pennsylvania) Master’s in Social Work

Margaret Garth Steinert Greene Scholarship Stephanie Inhow (Eta Iota-Pennsylvania) Master’s in Secondary Education

Nancy Pitchforth Patton and Foundation Scholarships Theresa Rajczi (Theta Tau-Rensselaer) Master’s in Management Organizational Leadership

Diane Keenum Hite Memorial Scholarship Susan DuMont (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest) Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis on Student Affairs

John R. & Cecile D. Richards Scholarship Jennifer Larson (Omega-Texas) Juris Doctorate

Helen Bradford Graduate Scholarship Rachel Rydell (Psi-South Dakota) Physician Assistant, Master’s of Science

Ruth Woods Scholarship Katheryn Feiereisel (Beta Nu-Duke) Juris Doctorate

Toni Soreng Cobb Scholarship Charity Lazzari (Eta Upsilon-Chapman) Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Social Work

Mabel Cooper Lamb Scholarship Leah Schneider (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship Ashley Graul (Eta-Boston) Medical Doctorate

Foundation Scholarship Elizabeth Lindahl (Epsilon Theta-Northern Iowa) Master’s in Accounting

Marilyn Bracken Ruckman and Foundation Scholarships Jillian Snyder (Epsilon Beta-Butler) Master’s of Business Administration

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Undergraduate Recipients Margaret Beery Doe Scholarship Kaitlyn Banchero (Beta Delta-UCLA) Communication and Architectural Studies

Sally Hepler Scholarship Elizabeth Frazier (Tau-Oregon) Human Physiology

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship Kaitlin Marsh (Upsilon-Washburn) Political Science, Pre-Law

Doris Corbett Scholarship Kathleen Belonga (Theta Kappa-Rochester) Economics

Martha Jarvis Sutton Scholarship Brittany Genelin (Epsilon-Minnesota) Marketing

Lambda 100th Year Anniversary Scholarship Tess McNamara (Lambda-UC/Berkley) Political Economy

Jennifer Lynne Brooks Memorial Scholarship Audrey Biggerstaff (Beta Pi-USC) Communication

Delta Xi Amber Weitzel Memorial and Foundation Scholarships Krystine Hoefer (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) Psychology

Mary Miller Lyons and Foundation Scholarships Annie Mulcahy (Delta-Cornell) Hotel Administration

Ruth Allingham Soriano Scholarship Sally Bogus (Sigma-Washington) Psychology

Class of 63’ 40th Anniversary Scholarship Kellie Kaplan (Beta Beta-Michigan State)

Ruth Crellin Boutwell Scholarship Raquel Roldan (Theta Sigma-Southern Utah) Hotel, Resort and Hospitality Management

John & Sharon Spraker Barnes and Sally Mitchell Milam Memorial Scholarships Kelly Buck (Omega-Texas) Biology, Premedical Maxine English Memorial Scholarship Ashlee Cain (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) Journalism

Sigma Scholarship Sara Caouette (Sigma-Washington) Business

“ I have been grateful for the amazing impact the sorority and my sisters have had on my college experience. I am even more thankful now because I know I am part of a sisterhood that is dedicated to a lifetime of support.” Kelly Buck (Omega-Texas), undergraduate scholarship recipient

Edwynne C. Rosenbaum Scholarship Paige Russell (Gamma Pi-Arizona State) Finance, Economics and Marketing

Madge H. Lesher Memorial Scholarship Caitlyn Rutledge (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) Marketing and Business Management

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship Sierra Schmidt (Iota Mu-Georgia Tech) Biochemistry

Octavia Born Brooks Memorial and Mary Hovis Memorial Scholarships Katherine Carrico (Gamma-DePauw) Economics

Beta Delta Scholarship Laura Knoll (Beta Delta-UCLA) Psychology

Carol Klink Claussen Scholarship Kaitlyn Sitts (Epsilon Rho-UC/Davis) Nutritional Science

Anne Williams Muhl Scholarship Laura Carson (Omicron-Missouri) Architectural Studies

Evalyn Sciacca Kerman Memorial Scholarship Erica Kwiatkowski (Gamma Beta-Santa Barbara) Political Science

Mabel Cowlishaw Siggins Scholarship Sarah Skattum (Psi-South Dakota) Spanish, Pre-Nursing

Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra and Mary Yearsley Scholarships Megan Corey (Eta Upsilon-Chapman) Public Relations and Advertising

Virginia Coleman Scholarship Rachel Latinette (Epsilon Xi-Southern Illinois) Spanish

Maj Britt Kaal Memorial/Zeta Upsilon 20th Anniversary Scholarship Sarah Smith (Zeta Upsilon-Washington University) Anthropology

Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship Sarah Forzley (Beta Alpha-Illinois) Communication

Constance Purkiss Kelly Scholarship Jennifer Lundgren (Zeta Beta-Loyola Marymount) Communication Studies

Linda Trinh Memorial Scholarship Leah Zambetti (Zeta Omicron-Johns Hopkins) Civil Engineering

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FINANCIAL ANNUAL REPORT

Dear Sisters, As i reflect back to early January 2009, i am reminded of a quote from the famous philosopher yogi Berra, who reportedly once said, “it is tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Given the uncertainties facing all of us at that time, the future was indeed hard to predict. Accordingly, our Alpha phi Foundation staff rallied together by taking on additional responsibilities and seeking new ways to accomplish their work. this generosity and understanding helped provide a safety net as we tried to determine what the future would hold. it is in their honor that i share with you this Annual report. While the year held many challenges, the Alpha phi Foundation was blessed to register a net increase in our assets. Just as many of you faced tough decisions on how to spend your hard earned dollars, so too did the Foundation Board of Directors. throughout the year we faced ever increasing requests for help through the Forget Me Not Fund. We heard about many heartbreaking situations and often wished we could do more; however, i am proud to say that we increased our Forget Me Not grants by more than 100 percent. to meet the increase in need for Forget Me Not support we gave out slightly fewer scholarships (from $147,000 to $131,000). Although the overall endowment decreased in value, we were about to ensure that every named and designated scholarship was awarded. We added funds from the operating fund to ensure a minimum of $1,000 was awarded for each scholarship, and awarded the top scholarships without reducing the amount (see Scholarship recipients, page 20). in October, i attended our new Georgia tech (iota Mu) chapter’s first red Dress event. i met our top undergraduate scholarship winner, Sierra Schmidt (iota Mu-Georgia tech), and her parents. As i listened to Sierra speak about her plans for the future, and heard firsthand from her parents what a difference the Jane Kinney Memorial scholarship made to their family, i have never been more proud to be an Alpha phi.

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each donor to the Foundation should take great pride in knowing we are investing in the future of Alpha phi women, be it through the Forget Me Not Fund, the scholarships we award or through the Alpha phi Fraternity’s leadership initiative - a program that continues to grow and evolve. to date, we have sent 250 undergraduate women to Alpha phi’s emerging leaders institute. And that is just the beginning. these women learn skills that will serve them well throughout their lifetimes, skills they use in their chapters and on their campuses to make a difference. the Foundation Board of Directors spent much time this year reviewing and learning about the new 990/irS guidelines as well as the state of illinois’s new uniform prudent Management of institutional Funds Act regarding gifts and endowments. We reviewed and updated all Foundation policies to be in compliance with these new guidelines. As we look towards the future, the Foundation is planning and celebrating. At Convention in July, we look forward to celebrating the successful completion of our Ten Million by 2010 Campaign for Leadership. And we look forward to bringing speakers to Convention who will inspire a spirit of philanthropy in our members. this spring we will begin developing a new strategic plan for the Foundation as we continue to reach out to more and more of our alumnae asking them to join forces to keep Alpha phi strong. As we move forward together over the ensuing years, you may rest assured that our mission, values and vision will remain the hallmark of our service to others. you can see how your gifts accomplished this mission on the next page. All of us in the Alpha phi Foundation, and all those who benefit from your gifts, will forever be grateful for your friendship and support. thank you.

loyally,

linda Gardner Massie (Delta Alpha-east Carolina) Foundation Chair


AlphA phi FOuNDAtiON Annual Financial Report Alpha phi Foundation’s financial statements are audited annually in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards. For the years ending June 30, 2009, and 2008, this independent audit was conducted by legacy professionals, llp of Chicago, ill.

Statements of Financial Position (June 30, 2009, and 2008) 2009

2008

2009

Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

1,619,188

$

Liabilities Accounts payable Accrued expenses Scholarships payable Related party payable Grants payable Total liabilities

1,007,310

Receivables Contribution receivable from remainder trusts Unconditional pledges receivable–net Accrued interest Prepaid Expense Inventory Investments Property and Equipment Net of accumulated depreciation Total assets

2008

Liabilities and Net Assets

$

34,058

10,409

1,365,177

1,179,079

1,865

3,885

877

2,735

2,054

2,086

3,010,472

3,612,983

592,025 6,625,716

$

$

Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets

629,275 6,547,762

$

8,482 21,594 134,000 10,974 67,942 242,992 2,013,010 464,689 3,905,025 6,382,724 6,625,716

$

$

1,600 12,194 166,400 33,137 42,049 255,380 2,122,884 431,154 3,738,344 6,292,382 6,547,762

Statements of Activities (Year Ended June 30, 2009) Temporarily Restricted

Unrestricted

Permanently Restricted

Total

Revenue, Gains, and Other Support Contributions Appeal Community Leadership endowment Bequests Sale of Alpha Phi merchandise Rental income Investment income (loss)–net Change in the value of split-interest agreements Other Net assets released from restrictions Total revenue, gains and other support

$

1,369,036 204,161 233,741 365 26,100 (563,938) -

$

13,873 48,074 611 206,177

$

61,419 103,474 1,788 -

$

1,444,328 204,161 103,474 233,741 365 26,100 (515,864) 2,399 206,177

1,269,465

268,735

166,681

1,704,881

235,200 1,504,665

(235,200) 33,535

166,681

1,704,881

Expenses Scholarships Heart to Heart projects Community projects Forget-Me-Not

130,735

-

-

32,543

-

-

130,735 32,534

165,934

-

-

165,934

24,000

-

-

24,000

Philanthropic and educational

501,572

-

-

501,572

Total program services

854,775

-

-

854,775

Management and general

250,063

-

-

250,063

Fundraising

509,701

-

-

509,701

1,614,539

-

-

1,614,539

Change in Net Assets Net Assets

(109,874)

33,535

166,681

90,342

Net Assets Beginning of year End of year

2,122,884 2,013,010

431,154 464,689

3,738,344 3,905,025

6,292,382 6,382,724

Total expenses

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It’s Time for the 2010 Alpha Phi SELF Challenge! For the fourth year running, Alpha Phis have the opportunity to participate in our own version of the SELF Challenge – SELF magazine’s free, super-simple, effective workout and eat-right plan. The 2009 Alpha Phi Challenge winner was Alabama (Beta Mu), who signed up nearly 300 people to participate. In October 2009, they celebrated with an event sponsored by SELF that included a meal catered by Full Moon Bar-BQue, Envirosax bags, Neutrogena lipstick samples and a T-shirt tiedye activity. The 2010 Alpha Phi SELF Challenge will feature two collegiate chapter winners – one in the Silver

Category (seven or fewer sororities on campus) and one in the Bordeaux Category (eight or more sororities on campus). The chapters with the greatest participation in each category will win a sisterhood event of the chapter’s choice. Monthly updates will be shared via Facebook and Twitter to track the rankings of the top chapters in each category. This year also marks another milestone in the Alpha Phi SELF Challenge, as Alpha Phi undergraduates were selected to serve as BlogSquad members. Through the entire Challenge - February through June - these women will provide regular accounts of their SELF

Challenge involvement. Visit www.self.com/fitness to follow their progress and be inspired!

Congratulations to Alabama (Beta Mu), winners of the 2009 Alpha Phi SELF Challenge.

runs through June.

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Alpha Phi welcomes its newest colony.

Alpha Phi Colonizes at the

University of Denver In November 2009, Alpha Phi was invited by the University of Denver’s Panhellenic to join them as the fifth National Panhellenic Conference sorority on campus. As soon as the winter quarter began in January, a team of educational leadership consultants, local alumnae, collegians and the DU Greek community partnered to lead marketing efforts on campus. The team worked diligently to deliver marketing items, collect references, distribute flyers and speak with as many potential members as possible. Alpha Phi hosted a series of colonization recruitment events at which potential members could learn more about Alpha Phi and get to know some of the other women interested in joining. Collegiate members from Colorado (Beta Gamma) and Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) assisted with the recruitment events, and local alumnae conducted one-on-one interviews with potential members. Thank you to these chapters and the interview team consisting of: Courtney McCallum (Beta GammaColorado), Megan Keim (Epsilon Gamma-Sacramento State), Caitlin Massie (Eta Omicron-Virginia Tech), Laura Matyear Florence (Zeta

Upsilon-Washington University), Jill Herdman Trotter (Delta GammaNorthern Colorado), Lauren Smith (Beta Gamma-Colorado), Renee Smith Zimmerman Zainer (Beta EpsilonArizona) and Jill Angerbauer Gorder (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State). On Friday, Jan. 22, Alpha Phi welcomed 84 women to our sisterhood. The women received Alpha Phi marketing items and enjoyed a sisterhood event the following Monday at Dave & Buster’s. The colony is continuing to learn about Alpha Phi and enjoy their flourishing sisterhood through events and a curriculum planned by Team Pioneer. Since DU’s colonization, members have quickly made a name for Alpha Phi at DU. With five DU cheerleaders, multiple student government members, honors students and leadership council members, along with participation in campus activities and philanthropy events, our colony at DU is already an active group of campus contributors. Through their involvement and spirit, these charter members are building the foundation for Alpha Phi’s success in the coming years. The success of our thriving new colony would not be possible without the support of Team Pioneer’s

volunteers and the University of Denver’s campus community. Thank you to all of our Denver volunteers and partners who have contributed to Alpha Phi’s progress at DU! For more information, visit www.dualphaphi.com.

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CANADA

included a sundae night and a hot chocolate/ hockey night. Sisters teamed with Kappa Alpha Society to collect winter clothes and monetary donations for battered women’s shelters.

BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia (Beta Theta) The chapter enjoyed a successful formal recruitment in September, with three sisters serving as Pi Gammas (Panhellenic guides). They initiated 29 new members. Founders’ Day and Beta Theta’s 80th anniversary were jointly celebrated with a tea party and ceremony. The new philanthropy event, Alphatraz, had a huge turnout and raised $1,950. The women earned the title of Sigma Chi Derby Days Champion 2009 and placed first in Panhellenic’s GPA rankings.

Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Nineteen new members were initiated during the fall. A November philanthropy event included a bake sale and penny drive and raised more than $350 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter hosted its first Red Dress Reception and the ninth annual Coyote Ugly philanthropy event.

UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA

MANITOBA

CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)

Manitoba (Beta Eta) Lindsay Baker was honored as a torchbearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in January. She was chosen because of her strong background in community service and her ambition to improve the quality of life for senior citizens. Members look forward to a new The Heart Truth philanthropy event and a week of sisterhood events.

ONTARIO

Thirty-three new members were initiated. Members enjoyed a sisterhood event to Disneyland and a beautiful retreat outside of Santa Barbara. They participated in sorority basketball and powder puff football tournaments. Sisters hosted the annual Phi Ball kickball tournament and Mr. Heartthrob philanthropy events. Alumnae, friends and family joined collegians on the Queen Mary for the chapter’s Red Dress Ball.

Toronto (Xi)

CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta)

The King of Hearts philanthropy event in October raised more than $900 for women’s cardiac care. Sisters welcomed four new members through spring COB. Winter events included a semi-formal, dessert night, sisterhood weekend retreat and Greek Week.

Western Ontario (Theta Eta) Executive members delivered baskets of muffins to the fraternities on campus and planned executive dinners with each so they may collaborate on future events. Recruitment

Fall semester featured Bid Day, Big and Lil Sis revealing, a trip to see the UCLA (Beta Delta) and USC (Beta Pi) chapter houses, welcoming 30 new members during initiation and a semiformal. Sisterhood events included a scary movie night and a trip to Build-A-Bear to make Phi bears. The chapter hosted the Alpha Traz philanthropy event and enjoyed social events with fraternities. Sisters teamed with Sigma Chis to paint over graffiti as a community service event.

Loyola Marymount (Zeta Beta) The chapter hosted its 14th annual A-PHI-ASCO benefit dinner and auction in February at the Los Angeles International Airport Marriott Hotel. Through the community’s continued support, the chapter’s proceeds exceed $410,000 since its inception. To promote the event, Zeta Betas attended the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” radio program at KIIS FM.

San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) The chapter met quota during a successful fall formal recruitment. Members looked forward to the annual spring Red Dress Gala, featuring a three-course dinner, musical entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a raffle. To raise even more for women’s cardiac care this year, sisters extended invitations to family, friends, the university and the community.

San Francisco State (Eta Theta) Thanks in part to polishing up their skits and adding new songs to each night, Eta Thetas had a successful recruitment–extending 50 bids and matching quota. They looked forward to upcoming events and strengthening bonds with sisters and other local chapters.

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta) Sisters were proud to earn the highest GPA of all chapters during the fall. They looked forward to participating in community philanthropies as well as hosting their own annual Red Dress Ball and the Phi-Ball philanthropy event.

COLORADO Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta) Sisters began the semester with their annual dance party, open to the entire campus. In

BRITISH COLUMBIA (BETA THETA)

CSU/LONG BEACH (GAMMA KAPPA)

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (ZETA BETA)

Sisters celebrate the chapter’s 80th anniversary.

Members host an All Phis No Hes sisterhood event at Disneyland.

Zeta Betas attend “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” to promote the chapter’s 14th annual A-PHI-ASCO philanthropy event.

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February, members joined Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) collegians and Denver alumnae for the fourth annual Paint Denver Red philanthropy event to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Iota Zeta sponsored National Wear Red Day in Golden, Colo., and joined the city’s mayor, Jacob Smith, as he declared February Women’s Cardiac Care Month.

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) The chapter welcomed 24 new members during fall formal recruitment. Sisters are proud of their recruitment leaders, Hilary Bahn and Kait Brenn. The annual Paint Denver Red event was held in February at the Breckenridge Brewery. It featured music and a silent auction. Money raised will benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation.

GEORGIA Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) The chapter held a successful first formal recruitment and welcomed many wonderful new members. Sisters hosted their first Red Dress Gala, raising nearly $4,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Members volunteered for charities across Atlanta. The chapter also hosted its first Cardiac Care Week and King of Hearts events.

ILLINOIS DePaul (Iota Eta)

CONNECTICUT

Sisters enjoyed dinner and dancing during a semi-formal in November. The chapter hosted its second annual Red Dress Gala in February at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place in Chicago. The gala featured an auction, and all proceeds benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Connecticut (Iota Lambda)

Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon)

The chapter continued to increase their rushing strength in their second formal recruitment. They hosted Karaoke Phiver and King of Hearts events. Sisters organized their first Cardiac Arrest to collect items for those in need in their community. More than 50 sisters participated in the university’s HuskyTHON, dancing for numerous consecutive hours to raise thousands of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

FLORIDA Florida Tech (Theta Zeta) The chapter held its annual Duck Dash event in November, raising more than $500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. In December, they honored sisters at a scholarship banquet/senior ceremony. They collected bears at a Teddy Bear Tree for distribution to local first responders for children in crisis situations. They looked forward to Cardiac Care Month, Wear Red Day and Send Your Crush A Crush events.

CONNECTICUT (IOTA LAMBDA)

The chapter initiated six new members following fall recruitment. The annual Mud Olympics philanthropy event in September raised $915 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They celebrated Founders’ Day and the chapter’s fifth anniversary in October. February was “Phi-lanthropy” month. Other events included preparations for formal recruitment and a new spring philanthropy event.

Ashley Azevedo, Natalie Sullo and Ellen Einkauf pose while waiting for new members on Bid Day.

BUTLER (EPSILON BETA)

Sisters wait to greet their 37 new members on Bid Day.

INDIANA Ball State (Delta Rho)

JOHNS HOPKINS (ZETA OMICRON)

The chapter’s first Red Dress Gala in November raised more than $5,600 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters, parents and alumnae enjoyed an evening that featured dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Lauren Vandeveer (Delta Rho-Ball State) spoke at the event on behalf of the Foundation.

Butler (Epsilon Beta) The chapter welcomed 37 new members in January. Bid Day highlights were a visit to BuildA-Bear to create Phi bears and dinner. Sisters were excited for initiation.

Sisters host the annual Casino Night philanthropy event.

UC/SANTA BARBARA (GAMMA BETA)

INDIANA STATE (DELTA PI)

BENTLEY (ZETA RHO)

Members enjoy a sisterhood hike during the summer.

Sisters celebrate new members during initiation.

Sisters pose for an annual holiday photo.

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Indiana State (Delta Pi) Sisters hosted the Star Search philanthropy event that benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. They welcomed eight new members.

IOWA Drake (Gamma Omicron) Two Gamma Omicrons were elected to the Panhellenic Council executive board. Jordan Fenster is vice president of public relations, and Amelia Mieth is Panhellenic president. Two of the four members of the Office of the Provost’s Peer Advisory Board are Alpha Phis: Lauren Ford and Nisha Patel. Alpha Phi took gold in a Panhellenic Council hosted Greeks in the Gym competition. Sisters also hosted a dinner for professors.

Iowa (Delta Epsilon) Members raised more than $4,200 at the fourth annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and cardiac care in the Iowa City community. They were thrilled to initiate 27 new members in October. The overall chapter GPA increased thanks to the hard work of sisters. Several members traveled to Miami, Fla., over winter break to celebrate The University of Iowa’s Orange Bowl victory.

KANSAS

Ubeda was elected as president of Panhellenic Council. The chapter received the Silver and Bordeaux Award at the Northeast Regional Conference. Members will host the Move Your Phi’t philanthropy 5k race on April 25.

MARYLAND Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron) Members held their third annual Casino Night philanthropy event to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Students, parents and alumnae helped raise more than $1,200. Natalie Draisin participated in the Hopkins 4k for Cancer during the summer. She biked 4,000 miles from Baltimore, Md., to San Francisco, Calif., in 63 days to raise money for cancer research.

MASSACHUSSETTS Bentley (Zeta Rho) The annual Alpha Traz fundraiser helped support Sandra’s Lodge, a local women’s shelter. At the close of the event, sisters donated $600 and 525 canned and non-perishable goods. Members enjoyed posing for the traditional holiday picture, which was sent to all sisters’ parents and the three other sororities on campus.

MINNESOTA Minnesota (Epsilon) The chapter hosted the third annual Red Dress Gala in February at the new TCF Bank Stadium. The evening featured stadium tours, a silent auction, a keynote speaker from the American Heart Association, a red dress fashion show and live music.

MISSOURI Missouri (Omicron) Omicron held its fifth annual Rockin’ Red Dress poker tournament to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. They teamed with Delta Tau Delta and Delta Chi for Greek Week. March 4 marked the chapter’s 100th anniversary, and collegians and alumnae celebrated with an event on campus. A large celebration will take place Oct. 1-3 in Columbia. All Omicrons are invited to this once-in-a-lifetime event full of fun, memories and sisterhood.

Washington University (Zeta Upsilon) During the spring semester, 25 members are studying abroad. Activities include a sisterhood event and formal recruitment.

MICHIGAN

NEBRASKA

Michigan (Theta)

Nebraska (Nu)

In November, the chapter raised more than $10,000 for women’s cardiac care. They put together baskets of items to donate to the Women’s Safehouse Shelter in Ann Arbor. The Alpha-Phiesta philanthropy event in March benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Every February, several members participate in the university’s 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for a local children’s hospital.

MAINE

Michigan State (Beta Beta)

Maine (Delta Nu)

Collegians and families attended the chapter’s Red Dress Ball in December. They raised more than $4,500 from the silent auction and enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and dancing.

Sisters welcomed alumnae to the annual homecoming brunch in October. During the chapter’s annual holiday party, more than $2,400 worth of toys was donated to Toys for Tots. Rachel Cail, Kristin Morgovnik, Katie Beeman, Steph Farnham

Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Collegians were pleased to reach campus total with 27 new members welcomed during fall recruitment. In October, members hosted an ’80s murder mystery party. Complete with costumes and alternate identities, it was the first of many sisterhood events with newly initiated sisters.

Samantha Shulman was selected as a 2010-11 educational leadership consultant, and Tanya

NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)

MICHIGAN STATE (BETA BETA)

NEBRASKA/KEARNEY (DELTA XI)

RENSSELAER (THETA TAU)

Sisters enjoy the chapter’s Red Dress Ball.

Sarah Nordhues celebrates with Alpha Phi sisters after she is crowned Nebraska/Kearney’s homecoming queen.

Theta Tau members gather on the turf of the new stadium at Rensselaer.

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and Kaitlyn Nagle were elected to positions on the Panhellenic Council. Members were planning for their major philanthropy event, Eat Your Heart Out.

NEW JERSEY Seton Hall (Eta Eta) Sisters raised $9,200 hosting the third annual Red Dress Gala. Members welcomed eight new initiates. Andrea Sokolich took second place in the third annual Pirate Queen competition. Danielle Turner was elected treasurer of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council. Members participated in community service and sponsored a fundraising event for National Heart Month in February. They also planned to participate in the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life

NEW YORK Hofstra (Theta Mu) The chapter teamed with Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity and Alpha Theta Beta sorority for the Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays event in December. University organizations had five days to build an annual holiday village. Judged by university students and elementary school children, the chapter’s team took first place for children’s choice and second place in student votes. Members also volunteered at Dryden Elementary School to host A Day with Santa. Activities included making cards for the troops, taking photographs, selling decorations, baked goods and crafts made by students, and gifts for the students.

Rensselaer (Theta Tau) Sisters welcomed 14 new members during formal recruitment. The chapter’s first Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event in four years raised $2,100 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Members looked forward to celebrating the chapter’s 15th anniversary during the second annual Red Dress Gala, scheduled during alumnae weekend in April.

Rochester (Theta Kappa)

MICHIGAN (THETA)

The chapter’s most successful Alpha-Traz philanthropy event to date, organized by Nora Graham, Rebecca Simon, and Meredith Boyd, raised more than $2,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Members also enjoyed a new tradition, a Red Dress Soiree held during Parent’s/Alumni Weekend.

Syracuse (Alpha) Members participated in an annual diabetes walk and went apple picking. On Halloween, sisters hosted Greek-or-Treat, inviting children from local schools to the chapter house to decorate masks for their costumes that evening.

Hailey Orr, Julia Rossel, Leann Arcori and Alexandra Martella support cardiac care by wearing red.

NORTH CAROLINA

HOFSTRA (THETA MU)

Appalachian State (Theta Nu) The chapter hosted the third annual Best Seat in the House philanthropy event. They took first place in homecoming festivities. They were excited to welcome five new advisors in the past six months.

UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi) In October, sisters hosted a Family Weekend that included a ghost tour of historic Wilmington and an elegant dinner. They initiated new members and celebrated with a cookout.

Sisters help children make cards while volunteering at a local elementary school.

NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota (Pi)

CASE WESTERN RESERVE (ZETA PI)

The chapter’s APhiesta taco feed is one of the most attended philanthropy events on campus. A record turnout from the Greek community and the city of Grand Forks helped raise money for cardiac care. The Spring Boot Hockey competition and crowning of the Alpha Phi Heartthrob was scheduled for the spring.

OHIO Akron (Eta Gamma) Sisters welcomed 18 new members during fall recruitment. They participated in Make a Difference Day and celebrated Founders’ Day

Alexandra Johnston and Disha Haque represent the chapter on the university’s Panhellenic Council.

ROCHESTER (THETA KAPPA)

UNC/WILMINGTON (ETA XI)

CAMERON (THETA RHO)

Sisters host the annual Alpha Traz philanthropy event.

Collegians and their families enjoy a ghost tour during Family Weekend.

Sisters enjoy the winter formal.

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Bordeaux Beau was crowned. The Spare a Heart bowling philanthropy event raised more than $500.

mother/daughter tea and the Eat Your Heart Out wing eating contest to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Oklahoma (Phi)

Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma)

Philanthropy events included the chapter’s first Red Dress Gala, the sixth annual Mr. University and eighth annual Cardiac Arrest. Laura Roberts is president of the Panhellenic Council. Members made a donation to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts in Haiti.

The chapter had a successful recruitment and Red Dress Gala during the fall. The chapter hosted its annual Fries with Phi philanthropy event in February. Spring community service events included the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the American Heart Association Oklahoma City Heart Walk and the university’s Big Event and Dance Marathon.

The third annual Alpha Male competition raised $2,100 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. During homecoming weekend, Molly Austin was voted Ms. F&M, and sisters won the tent decorating competition for the third year running. The Red Dress Gala was held in February at the Lancaster Marriot.

Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

OREGON

The chapter enjoyed a successful Red Dress Gala and Jail-n-Bail philanthropy event. They looked forward to spring formal recruitment.

with a trip to Cleveland and a ceremony. The King of Hearts philanthropy event raised $1,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They enjoyed a masquerade-themed formal and participated in Greek Week.

Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

Sisters have an outstanding cumulative GPA. Two sisters were elected president and vice president of operations for the Panhellenic Council. The fifth annual Red Dress Ball was held in February.

Dayton (Zeta Psi) During the holidays, members decorated the chapter house and won third place in a decorating competition. Sisters enjoyed a break during finals week that included hot chocolate, cookies and holiday music at the chapter house.

Kent State (Beta Omega) Members won Songfest during the fall. The chapter raised more than $4,000 for the Hattie Larlham Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Spring activities include the chapter’s fifth annual Red Dress Gala and participation in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Linfield (Theta Alpha) The chapter had a great fall formal recruitment and welcomed 33 new members. Spring activities include the annual Red Dress Gala with Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) and Oregon (Tau) chapters and the annual Star Search philanthropy event.

Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) The chapter had fantastic recruitment results and welcomed 41 new members. Sisters enjoyed a “Miami Vice”-themed Dad’s Weekend in November. Alumnae took house tours, enjoyed a catered lunch and flipped through scrapbooks during an alumnae appreciation event. Involvement in events such as the Great Pumpkin Run and Celebrate Corvallis has marketed Alpha Phi positively in the community.

PENNSYLVANIA Duquesne (Epsilon Iota)

OKLAHOMA Cameron (Theta Rho) Formal recruitment doubled the chapter’s size. They had a blast with their karaoke and luau parties. During the winter formal, members were recognized for their achievements, and a

The chapter’s winter formal was a welcome break at the end of the semester. Members prepared for formal recruitment with a series of workshops. Several events were planned for Cardiac Care Week including the annual

St. Joseph’s (Theta Theta)

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota (Psi) Members enjoyed a successful recruitment week. The third annual Red Dress Gala raised $4,500. The Alpha Phiesta taco feed philanthropy event was held in March. They looked forward to celebrating State Day on April 17.

TEXAS Texas (Omega) Alumnae events included a Halloween Carnival in which children trick-or-treated at the chapter house and the alumnae holiday party. Sisters promoted cardiac care with their annual A-Phi’d Your Heart barbeque in February.

UTAH Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) Theta Sigma welcomed 22 new members during fall recruitment. An alumnae tea was held during homecoming week. Sisters enjoyed Italian Wedding, an annual social event, with Sigma Chi fraternity. Philanthropy week raised money and awareness for women’s cardiac care.

LINFIELD (THETA ALPHA)

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (ZETA SIGMA)

TEXAS TECH (GAMMA IOTA)

Sisters celebrate new members on Bid Day.

Sisters celebrate winning best decorated tent during homecoming for the third year in a row.

Alpha Phi teams took first and second place in the women’s Greek intramural football league, playing each other for the championship.

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VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

Christopher Newport (Theta Phi)

West Virginia (Beta Iota)

The annual King of Hearts competition raised money for cardiac care. Cait Harris, Suz Cornelsen, Jessica Graziano and Tiffany Harrison participated in a half marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Family Day was planned for the spring.

During fall recruitment, the chapter welcomed 21 new members. They participated in homecoming and Mountaineer Week events. The chapter received an award for Best Philanthropy on Campus during the spring semester. The annual Race for Your Heart philanthropy event raised almost $2,000 for cardiac care. Members also hosted the third annual Red Dress Gala and Bounce for Beats basketball tournament.

George Mason (Eta Lambda) Sisters co-hosted a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, raising more than $800, and a blood drive for the American Red Cross, collecting enough blood to save 117 lives. The annual King of Hearts philanthropy event raised more than $1,300 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The third annual Red Dress Gala will be held April 24 at the American Legion Post 177.

James Madison (Theta Iota) Members took first place in the second annual Switch Step Show and were rewarded $100 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They hosted the APhiasco and Move Your Phi’t 5K Walk philanthropy events in February.

WASHINGTON Washington (Sigma) The chapter’s Red Dress Gala was held in February. Members looked forward to the annual King of Hearts philanthropy event in the spring.

Washington State (Beta Rho) Beta Rhos welcomed 39 new members during fall recruitment. They hosted the King of Hearts poker tournament and bonded during the annual sisterhood raft trip. They celebrated a 20-year alumnae reunion and hosted the annual Red Dress Gala benefit dinner and auction.

WISCONSIN

DUQUESNE (EPSILON IOTA)

Sisters celebrate a successful semester with a winter formal.

Marquette (Eta Mu) The chapter hosted the Alpha Phiesta philanthropy event and Red Dress Gala. They participated in community service activities. A Red Dress luncheon was held in March and was attended by collegians, alumnae and other women in collegians’ lives.

MARQUETTE (ETA MU)

Wisconsin (Iota) Thanks to the lead of Vice President of Marketing Jana Kritz and Director of Philanthropy Aime Agather, the chapter’s Red Dress Gala raised $6,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation in November. The event, held at a comedy club in downtown Madison, featured a silent auction, a performance by an a cappella group and a great comedian. More than 200 people attended.

Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma)

Sisters participate in an American Heart Association Heart Walk in Milwaukee.

WISCONSIN (IOTA)

The chapter welcomed eleven new members during fall formal recruitment. They enjoyed a sisterhood event that included hay rides and an overnight trip. They also cleaned up their portion of an adopted highway near campus.

Early Recruitment Please visit www.alphaphi.org for a listing of chapters that have early recruitment (in August or early September). Or call the Executive Office for details at 847.475.0663.

The chapter’s philanthropy team enjoys the Red Dress Gala.

SOUTHERN UTAH (THETA SIGMA)

WISCONSIN/LACROSSE (DELTA KAPPA)

WISCONSIN/STOUT (GAMMA SIGMA)

The chapter welcomes new members during recruitment.

New members enjoy a Bid Day dinner.

Sisters prepare to meet new members on Bid Day.

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People Collegian Is Rhodes Scholar Ugwechi Amadi (Zeta Phi-MIT), a senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was selected from more than 1,500 applicants as a 2010 Rhodes Scholar. The brain and cognitive sciences major was chosen on the basis of high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership and physical vigor. Ugwechi has researched post-traumatic stress disorder and atherosclerotic restenosis at MIT and brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is active in mentoring middle school girls. The oldest international fellowships, Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford University (Oxford, England). Ugwechi will begin her studies at Oxford this fall and will pursue a master of science degree in psychological research.

Author Publishes First Book Cathy Cassani Adams (Gamma OmicronDrake) published her first book, The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children (BookSurge Publishing, 2009. 978-1439253311). Cathy, a therapist and parent coach, uses relatable essays to highlight the rich learning moments in everyday experiences and tackles parenting challenges. Learn more at www.cathycassani adams.com.

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Alumna Awarded for Efforts in Local and International Trade In December, Roxanne Kurkowski Baumann (Delta SigmaWisconsin/Stevens Point) received the Harry C. Brockel Award for her efforts to promote international trade and for her distinguished service to the Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA). Roxanne serves as director of partnerships and alliances for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, where she leads the company’s joint venture with the Wisconsin Department of Commerce to promote export development to Wisconsin’s 10,000 small and midsize manufacturers.

Tutor Reunited with Student In October 2009, the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, Calif.) printed an article about a young man looking for the fourth grade tutor who changed his life. His hope was to thank her for helping him discover he had dyslexia and for believing in him. He planned to purchase a Habitat for Humanity home and name it after her. The mystery was quickly solved when someone saw the article and identified the tutor as Anne Hassard Bussey (Lambda-UC/Berkeley). The two were reunited over the holidays, and plans are underway to purchase the home for a teacher in need.

Sister Named Woman of Worth Anne Royse Ginther (Iota-Wisconsin) is one of 10 honorees selected as a Woman of Worth by L’Oréal Paris. Anne was chosen because of her unwavering commitment to her community through her work. Anne is the founder of RandomKid, a nonprofit organization that provides staff and services to youth of all backgrounds and abilities for the development, management and accomplishment of their goals to help others. Read more at www. womenofworth.com and www.randomkid.org.

Alumna Honored by City For her 90th birthday, pioneering broadcaster and local advertising icon Betty Stoddard-Muncie (Beta-Northwestern) was recognized by the city of Reno, Nev., for her achievements in the media industry. The Good Old Day’s Club presented Betty with their Community Hero award, the mayor of Reno declared Oct. 16, 2009, as Betty Stoddard-Muncie Day, and an article in the Reno Gazette-Journal praised Betty as a broadcast legend.

Alumna Forms Marketing Firm Holly Himmelfarb O’Brien (AlphaSyracuse) is the founder of Marketing Matters, a public relations, marketing communications and advertising firm in Phoenix, Ariz. Holly plans to use her senior marketing skills and knowledge to provide local and regional businesses with big brand strategies. To learn more, visit www. marketingmatters.net.

Sister Receives Outstanding Patron Award Susan Scherer Quinlan (Beta Pi-USC) was presented the 2009 Outstanding Patron Award by the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) for her support of their new book NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas (The Niada Foundation, 2009. 978-0615276267). The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library (Santa Barbara, Calif.) co-published the book with the NIADA Foundation. The book includes colored photographs of work by 140 outstanding doll artists.


Photo Courtesy Accolade Photography

Alumna Is Recertified as Fundraising Executive

Reunions

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International has recertified Jill Muchow Rode (Gamma Beta-UC/Santa Barbara), director of development for Direct Relief International, as a CFRE. Individuals granted this credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.

Sister Co-Founds Mentoring Program Hannah Schlotterbeck (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest) is the cofounder of the Chicago branch of the Children of Incarcerated Parents project, a national mentoring program. A joint venture between Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps and Marillac House Social Center, the program provides children with one-on-one mentoring and the opportunity to develop through creativity and imagination. Learn more at http://ndmvachicago.org/file/CHIP.html.

Gamma Epsilons Celebrate Five Years Collegians and alumnae celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) chapter.

Featuring Alpha Phi Browse books, music and movies featuring Alpha Phis at www.alphaphi.org/shop.

Delta Psis Reunite Wisconsin/Oshkosh (Delta Psi) sisters from the classes of 1972-74 meet for a 35-year reunion in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Silent Chapter Please note: class year listed in parentheses is year of initiation. Alabama (Beta Mu)

Martha Saunders Shehadi (’47), Jan. 8, 2010. Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

Sarah Smallwood Lottridge (’37), Sept. 26, 2009. Ball State (Delta Rho)

Susan Myers Wells (’98), Jan. 11, 2010. Boston (Eta)

Jodi Buerger (’84), May 8, 2009. Marcia Hanson Harrison (’44), Feb. 15, 2009. Anne H. Petterson (’48), Oct. 1, 2009. Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron)

Bethann Link Standiford (’75), Aug. 13, 2009. Colorado (Beta Gamma)

Sharon Leuch Martinez (’78), Dec. 11, 2009. Donna Wooldridge Young (’51), Dec. 5, 2009. Cornell (Delta)

Katherine Sullivan Abrams (’57), Oct. 22, 2009. Patricia Allen Brown (’57), Oct. 19, 2008.

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Jennifer D. Mathiason (’02), Feb. 22, 2009. Muriel Cook Thomas (’36), Oct. 4, 2009. Margaret Gill Thomson (’35), Dec. 30, 2009. Mary Willets Washburne (’44), Dec. 1, 2009. Denison (Beta Kappa)

Alberta Heckman Dunham (’37), Dec. 24, 2009. DePauw (Gamma)

Marjorie Matson Pike (’42), Oct. 11, 2009. Betty Miller Stoltz (’44), June 12, 2009. Duke (Beta Nu)

Page Wilmer Flint (’51), Nov. 25, 2008. Elinor Jacobs Walker (’49), Dec. 8, 2008. Georgia State (Gamma Mu)

Evelyn Jones Pullen (’57), Oct. 30, 2009. Goucher (Zeta)

Ann Lilly Seale (’37), Nov. 9, 2008. Idaho (Beta Zeta)

Roberta Swanson Zimmerman (’41), Nov. 12, 2008.

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Illinois (Beta Alpha)

Betty Richards Champion (’42), Nov. 16, 2009. Marion Burns Lowe (’33), Feb. 11, 2009. Helen Gylden Moran (’43), Oct. 18, 2009. Indiana (Beta Tau)

Dianne Burger Seger (’71), Dec. 26, 2009. Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)

Miriam D. Frankl (’08), Oct. 12, 2009. Kent State (Beta Omega)

Janet Gillespie Barry (’48), Oct. 6, 2009. Catherine Tolt Birkner (’48), Dec. 14, 2009. Miami University (Gamma Nu)

Jill Jahnke Roberts (’65), Oct. 10, 2009. Michigan (Theta)

Helen Arner Borgmann (’37), Dec. 27, 2009. Virginia Swaggerty Hilbert (’55), Oct. 7, 2009. Michigan State (Beta Beta)

Avalon Gowans McKenna (’35), Dec. 9, 2009. Minnesota (Epsilon)

Marilyn Finch Cecil (’48), Jan. 11, 2010.

Minnesota State/ Moorhead (Delta Omega)

Ohio State (Rho)

UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

Renee A. Martini (’77), Dec. 27, 2009.

Glendine V. Smith-Boeshaar (’56), Jan. 7, 2010. Ada Feltman Zintsmaster (’41), March 6, 2009.

Missouri (Omicron)

Oregon (Tau)

Isabel Crichlow Wheeler (’48), Oct. 22, 2009.

Sandra Broadbent Henig (’57), Nov. 28, 2009.

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta)

NC State (Epsilon Phi)

Oregon State (Beta Upsilon)

Shenan Reid Riddick (’92), Oct. 22, 2009. Nebraska (Nu)

Nancy Halligan McGinley (’40), Nov. 13, 2009. North Texas (Gamma Eta)

JoAnn Elliott Bond (’59), Dec. 19, 2009. Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)

Lucille Tetsell Mitchell (’61), June 30, 2009. Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta)

Darlene Brostrom Fraser (’70), Jan. 2, 2010. Northwestern (Beta)

Betty Carmichael Bates (’46), Dec. 20, 2009. Frances Kimbark Hastings (’51), March 1, 2009. Marcia Alexander McCormick (’51), March 4, 2009. Janet Linthicum Mizener (’43), Dec. 28, 2009. Dorothy Johnson Roby (’37), Aug. 11, 2009.

Helen Lankow Woolley (’47), Sept. 29, 2009. San Diego State (Gamma Alpha)

Joan C. Cotton (’58), Dec. 3, 2009. Cynthia Hill Haug (’75), Jan. 10, 2010. Roberta Raya Passavanti (’77), Nov. 3, 2009.

Fauno Cordes (’47), Dec. 25, 2009. Beverly Buechner Lewis (’56), Dec. 31, 2009.

Kathryn C. Joyce (’57), Oct. 10, 2009. UCLA (Beta Delta)

Geraldine Mahaney Barker (’40), Nov. 4, 2009. Dale E. Vorreuter (’41), Oct. 14, 2009. USC (Beta Pi)

Katherine Poulter Grant (’45), Sept. 22, 2009. Washburn (Upsilon)

San Jose State (Beta Psi)

Dorothy Villee Brunson (’37), Oct. 20, 2009. Mary Norris Gall (’57), Dec. 14, 2009. Elizabeth Gilroy Anderson (’44), Nov. 23, 2009.

Shippensburg (Theta Xi)

Washington (Sigma)

Lois MacQuiddy Beazell (’49), July 23, 2009.

Dorothy Vickery Harris (’38), Oct. 30, 2009.

Dorthyan Ethington Lund (’35), Nov. 26, 2009. Helen Codington Kersten (’42), Oct. 21, 2009. Katherine Gates Smith (’43), Nov. 1, 2009.

Texas (Omega)

Wisconsin (Iota)

Trisha Dezura Cadieux (’94), Dec. 3, 2009. Syracuse (Alpha)

Ruth Huffmaster Fox (’45), Dec. 11, 2009. Joyce Pierce Reagan (’47), Nov. 5, 2009.

Jane Ritzenthaler Bateman (’62), June 24, 2009. Patricia Ludden Ivey (’36), Oct. 4, 2009. Ann Risdon Stender (’48), April 5, 2009.


Bulletin Board DELTA GAMMA 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Northern Colorado’s (Delta Gamma) chapter will host a 50-year celebration during UNC’s homecoming weekend. Please save the dates: Oct. 1-3, 2010. For more information, contact Jill Herdman Trotter at JillAnn723@aol.com. OMICRON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

All Missouri (Omicron) sisters are invited to attend the chapter’s centennial celebration Oct. 1-3, 2010. A weekend full of love, laughter, memories, traditions, ceremony and silliness is planned. Visit www.omicron2010.com for more information and to register. IOTA IOTA SUMMER HOUSING

In Washington, D.C., for the summer? Stay with sisters in the beautiful George Washington (Iota Iota) brick townhouse in the heart of the city for an unforgettable experience. Visit www.gwalphaphi.com or contact Hannah Ringheim at hlringheim@gmail.com for details.

April 18-24 is

National Volunteer Week. THANK YOU

to our volunteers and all you do for Alpha Phi!

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