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MARCH, 1951 over dessert and coffee we were happy to hear news af her two little girls. Our Christmas party was held in the lounge of our Y.W.C.A. residence. Betty Mathews was our hostess and as always our Christmas party was one af the nicest of the year. All who attended brought good used clothing, gifts and food for our chosen needy family . This year's chosen family consists of a widowed mother and five children whose ages range from 15 months to 15 years. Mildred Warner Zoss is our Philanthropic Chairman this year and her class at Jefferson School contributed their Chri stmas tree for the family's Christmas. Betty Mathews helped Mildred deliver the clothing a week before Christmas and on the evening of December 23 the tree, gifts and the food were taken. Our February meeting, a Valentine Tea, is to be held February 1 0, in Naomi Pehrson's apartment. We had hoped to have Mrs . William Kingdon State President and Mrs . B. F. Leib, National Editor,' with us for thi~ meeting but we regret that illness will prevent them from attending. "V. M ." Pearce Roberts

hop is from New York to Chicago. Jo Ann Keener and Marge McCool are flashing sparklers on the left hand . The bell will ring for Marge and Fran Denham on March 30, while JoAnn is busy planning for August 11th . Irene Milewski, one of our new gals, is employed as a home economist for United Fru it Company in Philadelphiashe's our " Chichita." Our meeting ended by turning social in February and gave our menfolks a chance to enjoy some Alpha Sig chatter and refreshments. It's good to see our Southern New Jersey Chapter grow at each meeting . We are planning to entertain the June graduates of Kappa Kappa and Nu Nu chapters who live in southern New Jersey, someti me in the spring. Our list of alumnae living in this area has been revised and personal notes are sent to each Alpha notifying her about each meeting . By next year we hope to triple our original membership so that we may grow as our other alum chapters become greater. 'Til the next newsletter rolls around-we ' ll say goodbye for now. Elaine Schneider



The Tucson chapter met December seventh for o chili supper at Mary Kindergan's. Husbands and families came along and we charged them for dinner. A rather painless method of money making, and we plan to do it again. ) Joe Kindergan made the chili , and what a cook is he ! Our November get-together was a patio supper in Jo and Bi II Ambacher's wonderful patio. Jo, Bi II and their son, Terry, created this charming spot with the labor of their hands and the sweat of their brows. The fireplace , barbecue area and walk are of bric k; the wall enclosing the patio is made of redwood; the terrace adjoining the house is flagstone ; of course there is green grass and flowers . We watched a colorful Arizona sunset while Bill grilled the hamburgers. It was at this meeting that new officers were elected : Jo Ambacher, president; Mary Kindergan, . secreta ry and treasurer; Margaret Sparks, Phoenix correspondent; Kate Young, project chairman . Last year our project was for the county hospital for crippled children. From scraps of materials donated by the group we made fifteen stuffed toys for the children. This year we are making small toys for the children at the Tucson MRS . EDNA HUTCHINSON , President Cerebral Palsy Foundation . Now o bit of news about Tucson. Alpha Sigma Alphas . Dear Alpha Sigs : Our first year as an Alpha Sig Alumnae Chapter has Kate Young, who is Chairman of the Tucson Classroom passed a s we celebrated our birthday at the February• · Teachers, attended the National Educa't ion Association meeting in Saint Louis last summer . Thi s foil she worked meeting. We keep growing each meeting . Our faithful five have increased to double our membership since last many hours in a campaign to pass a constitutional year. Jo Ann' Keener and Elaine Schneider joined us last amendment pertaining to public schools in Arizona . October; Dottie Jones was our newcomer in November, Lyda Wade is very active in many community activities, and we started the new year with ten members attending especially Girl Scouts and Y.W.C.A. The Ambachers had ·our January meeting , including Irene Milewsk i and Marge time for a vacation in the east last summer besides all the McCool as our newest additions. Our new members are planting and bricklaying they did in their patio. Every all Nu Nus who graduated from Drexe l within the past Friday night now you can find them at the Y.W.C.A. learning to polka, sc hotti sche and square dance. The two years . Jean Reimet, one of our organizers, gave our treasury former Helen Wells, now Mrs. Eugene Petrakis, is li ving in Tucson and we welcome her to our group . Her husband a boost by donating the proceeds of her Christmas card is studying law at the University of Arizona and Helen sales. It has been fun having a white elephant at each is teaching in the city school system. meeting to build up our finances . Eleanor Testa was the Mary and Joe Kindergan have just returned from a winner of the black rose donated as the white elephant by our gracious hostE!ss Shirley Thompson at the January six weeks holiday in Kansas City where they visited Mary's sister, Virginia Callison. Mary is a member of the meeting . · Jo Ann Keener was our hostess at the February meet- Tucson Woman's CI~Jb Chorus. As for me, well I keep ing. Another one of our Alphas is flying high . Pat Floyd busy too. In September George added to his teaching duties the job of head resident in a university men's ~s now a stewardess for American Airlines. Her local

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Asa phoenix vol 36 no 3 mar 1951  

Asa phoenix vol 36 no 3 mar 1951