Our philanthropic chairman, Terse Norgaard BP, was the chairman of the joint project, and she spent many hours preparing for a successful, fun-filled evening for the many people who attended this event. Cooperation from all alumnae is certainly a must in philanthropic projects such as this. Each AL.A alum was required to sell at least four tickets or more so that the project could be a success financially. All contributions were donated to the Chicago Association for Retarded Children. All the gals in our alum group greatly appreciate all the precious time and energy Terse devoted to the joint philanthropic project, and we are quite sure all the other alum groups have mutual feelings. Thank you, Terse! We hope to make this project an annual affair. Patricia Ramos Vlahos BP is our new publicity chairman, and all the gals will try to keep her informed of all news-worthy details for the local newspapers and radio stations. Best wishes to Gloria Sutton Noone B<ll, our secretary, who moved to San Francisco this past February. We extend the best of luck to Gloria and her husband in their new home. Our new secretary is Helga Winker BP. Grethchen Werner Oster BP graciously let us use her new home in Park Ridge for the June card party. Everyone enjoyed the card games, prizes and refreshments. Hope YOU, too, had a happy summer!-FRAN CHUEY
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-SOUTH SUBURBAN Our spring season began with a March meeting in the lovely new home of Nancy Doolittle Newendyke BK in Oak Forest, Illinois. Plans were discussed for State Day which was held in April at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. A flurry of ticket selling preceded the AL.A benefit dinner-theatre party which was held on May 1 at Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois . The philanthropic project was a joint endeavor of the Chicago and suburban alum groups to aid mentally retarded children. Our final meeting of the year was held at the home of Helen Neff Schomaker AA . Plans for the coming year were discussed and then the group adjourned for a guided tour of the Calumet City School for Exceptional Children. It was a satisfying feeling to see the excellent work being done at the school and to realize that our philanthropic projects have been of help in this worthwhile endeavor. A theatre party at Drury Lane is being planned for Saturday, July 16, as our annual "Night on the Town." A good time is always had by all- members, husbands, and dates !-MARY Too BROWN
DAYTON, OHIO Dayton alums have had a busy winter. As a financial project we had a "smiling scot" sale arranged by Ginny Black. Members representing our chapter at State Day were Virginia Heathman, Thelma Brown, Beverly Ayles, Lola Lakin and Lucille West. New officers for 1966-1967 were installed in June. This meeting was held in the home of Lucille West. The annual Dayton Panhellenic luncheon was held at the King Cole on June 16, with Maggie Fitzgibbons, a local columnist, as guest speaker. Thelma Brown is our delegate to Panhellenic this year with Madeline Knost as alternate.- MARTHA SMELKER
DENVER, COLORADO Glenda Norbloom was hostess in her lovely new home for the Denver alumnae for the April meeting. A guest speaker, Miss H elen Black, who has been working with the Women's Job Corp, gave us a most enthusiatic talk about the activities of this dedicated group of volunteer women. A group discussion fo llowed the talk with many questions asked and answered. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess and her committee. For our May meeting we enjoyed a progressive dinner. We first met at the home of Virginia Tomko where we enjoyed a tasty appetizer and conversation with our members. From there we went to Annie lVIary Teal's home to partake of a savory meal consisting of lasagne, prepared by Virginia T omko, tossed green salad, French bread, coffee, and spumoni ice cream. We proclaimed the Italian dinner a most successful one. Our summer meeting will be a garden party at the home of Dorothy Johnson.- GRACE DAVIES
DES MOINES, IOWA Des Moines alumnae met May 21 at the home of Helen Wilcox in Adel, Iowa. Laura Shipley, Sheldon, Iowa, was a guest. Poems appropriate to spring and Memorial Day were read by Marsha Wheeldon, president. Discussions were relative to paying National alumnae dues and Life Memberships. We are happy to report four new Life Memberships, Clara Wolfe Fisher and Marsha Parrott Wheeldon, Phi Phi, and Dorothy Haley Whitten and Myrna Treimer Hutchison, Iota Iota. Helen and her mother served beautiful tea party refreshments which we enjoyed while visiting. Our October meeting will be at the home of Fae Shawhan. If you are living in or near Des Moines and would like to attend our meetings, write to Mrs. E. N. Jacobson, 740 Cherokee, Des Moines, Iowa 50316. Michael P. Spicer, husband of Ann Spicer AB, has just been appointed Assistant Dean of Drake University College and Assistant Professor of Education.LrLLIAN R. JAcOBSON
DETROIT, MICHIGAN-DELTA PHI On March 26 Delta Phi was represented at State Day held at the Jack Tar Hotel, Lansing, Michigan, by Isabel Sparling Butterfield, Reba Carey Fries b.b. , Mary Christansen Mowry n n, Louise McArthur and Lavonia Warren McCallum EE. We were proud of Louise McArthur who led in the song of grace and of Lavonia Warren McCallum who gave the closing address calling for the rededication of AL.A principles: "seek, aspire, attain." April 2 found us at Lavonia's Bloomfield Hills home for our monthly meeting. Florence Fagan Boening, vice president, presided over the meeting in the absence of president Sara Dodge Bumgardner who is vacationing in Puerto Rico. We were most happy to welcome Gladys Swetland from Pennsylvania who is visiting in the Detroit area. Representing our group on May 4 at the Panhellenic Luncheon held at Detroit's fabulous restaurant, The Rooster Tail, were Lavonia Warren McCallum EE, Louise McArthur, and Esther Bryant Sprague. Charlotte Reidenbach J orgensen ZZ was hostess for our May meeting with Kathryn Stephenson Buchinger AB serving as co-hostess.