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President Margaret Angelck Neff HH and vice president L oretta Padilla Pacheco BX started the year off right in September with a lovely membership coffee. It's always nice to see familiar faces after several months. An interesting sorority year is planned for us by our new officers, and we are looking forward to the coming months under their leadership.-MYRNA Lo NG BERTOLINO

O ur J une meeting was held at the home of Anne Mays Magnusdal 8 I at which time officers were installed. Frances Jobson Francis BE has been appointed Parliamentarian of Panhellenic for the next two years. She served on the Panhellenic nominating committee in February. She will also serve on the Panhellenic Achievement Award Committee for the coming two years.FRANCES JoBSON FRANCIS

PITTSBURG, KANSAS Members of the Pittsburg alumnae chapter entertained the graduating seniors of Eta Eta chapter at a dinner and bridge party on May 10. Awards were presented to the outstanding junior and senior girl from that chapter. The Eulalia Roseberry award is given to the senior girl who has been of great service to the campus and to the sorority. The 1966 award went to Miss Vicki Consolino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Consolino of Pittsburg. Miss Mimi Gudgen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prentice Gudgen, was awarded the Jane M. Carroll award which is given for scholarship, leadership, and personality. These awards are given in honor of two former chapter advisers: Miss Roseberry who was the first chapter adviser, and Dr. Carroll the chapter's second adviser. Seniors that were honored and recipients of gifts included Carol and Mary Ann Dernovich, Nicki D uy, Phyllis Keller, Judy Millikan, Barbara Neubert, Lois Young and Vicki Consolino. The alumnae chapter then presented a gift to the house in honor of the graduating class.- NIKKE FosTER

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA In the delightful atmosphere of the Edgeworth C lub, the Pittsburgh alumnae met on June 11. We were honored to have our National President, Mary Goeke, as a special guest. After a delicious luncheon, Miss Goeke talked to us about sorority activities on the college campus and in alumnae groups. The girls present will long remember this fine opportunity to meet our National President. It was so nice to see many of our members who have not been able to attend recent meetings. In addition we welcomed as guests girls who are now living this area and hope that they will want to be members of this chapter. Medora Dietzel and Lynn Fountaine served as hostesses.- MILDRED WEBER BROWN

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Cold, snowy, winter weather interfered with our January meeting. In February the AZ:.As were in charge of the "white elephant" door prizes at the annual Panhellenic Card Party. In March we met at the home of Judy Pollard Hawthorne A . Mrs. R obert ]. Miller, Executive Director of the Richmond Area Mental Health Association, spoke to us. She told of the work being done with patients in the State H ospitals and also in the Richmond area and challenged us to devote some time to several projects available to groups. Nita H odnett Chandler BE, Elaine Pierce Palmer A , and Betty Weller Spencer BE represented the Ri chmond alums at State Day at Madison College and reported on this at our April meeting. Election of officers was also held at this time, and plans were made for a card party during the summer and a luncheon in early September.

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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Since last writing of our activities we have had two quite unusual meetings. In April, we joined our little Gamma Iota sisters at R ochester Institute of Technology for their impressive installation of officers. Following the ceremony, we presented them with a check to help them with some of the unusual expenses they had been put to during the past year. Then we all socialized and feasted on a dessert smorgasbord which we "older girls" had provided. It was fun to have a joint meeting, and we are all looking forward to th e day when we will meet together at the new campus. In May, Betty Poyzer 6.0 was our hostess. Being a loyal Rochestarian, her home was attractively decorated with huge bouquets of the lovely lilacs for which our city is famous . We surprised our devoted president, Mary Mentesana Stevenson n n with a baby shower in honor of her fourth baby, a second daughter born in April. We felt Mary deserved recognition for loyally serving AZ:.A as president of City Panhellenic when she was expecting her third baby and as alumnae president this year. And so another interesting, worthwhile and happy year in AZ:.A has drawn to a close.-J ANE TERRY WIDGER

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI In April the St. Louis Alpha Sigs met for an evening of bridge and canasta at the home of Judy DeMasters Winter ZZ. Co-hostesses were Audrey Blodgett Tegethoff A S and Sue Harbaugh Fitzgerald A S. E lizabeth Dodson Carpenter is retiring after teaching at the Missouri School for the Blind for forty-one years. She will be greatly missed by St. Louis alums as she has been a loyal member of our chapter for many years and will return to her home in LaPlata, Missouri . Betty pioneered a special program for partially blind children in 1946. In 1962 she received the Winifred Hathaway Award as the outstanding teacher of partially blind children in Missouri. Conversation turned to ways in which we might take a more active and personal role in helping the mentally retarded in the community. It was decided that in addition to the financial support we give to the St. Louis Association for Retarded Children, we would make articles to be sold in the gift shop of another volunteer group known as Friends of the Retarded. In this way we will be helping to support a recently opened daycare center at Cardinal Glennon Memorial H ospital. Accordingly, we all arrived at our May meeting laden with bias tape, ric-rac, sequins, scraps of material, etcetera, as well as casseroles, salads, and desserts. This was our "tastee treat" smorgasbord held at the home of Valeria Severance Ferber n n. Laneta Chadwick AB and Martha Reynolds Miles AB assisted the hostess at this enjoyable affair. The Alpha Sigs proved to be such good cooks that a repeat performance is being planned for next year.

THE PHOENIX

Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 1 fall 1966  

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 1 fall 1966