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Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association SINCE 1914 SINCE 1914

Oct. 2012

2012 – 2013 Officers President Pat Mueller Alpha Xi Delta

Secretary Nancy Toth Chi Omega

Treasurer Linda Standish Alpha Omicron Pi

Member Groups * Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Omicron Pi * Alpha Phi Alpha Sigma Tau * Alpha Xi Delta * Chi Omega * Delta Delta Delta * Delta Gamma Delta Zeta * Gamma Phi Beta * Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta * Kappa Kappa Gamma * Phi Mu Phi Sigma Sigma * Pi Beta Phi * Sigma Kappa Sigma Sigma Sigma Theta Phi Alpha Zeta Tau Alpha * Represented at first Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association Meeting May 15, 1914

Newsletter Editor Alison Borodkin Alpha Epsilon Phi

President’s Letter Dear Panhellenic Sisters, Fall - the season of happenings! The flowers are fading and leaves are falling. CAPA is eventful too. We have our treasurer diligently collecting dues and helping the membership committee in finding missing groups. Thank you, Linda! Kathy and Amanda have been busy with ways and means . I have been working on learning more about how to use my computer. Hopefully we will be able to make use of the 'cloud' to stay better connected. I'm excited to learn that inactive groups are making efforts to reform. We all have been struggling with shrinking numbers, a trend we would like to reverse. Hopefully our presence at JCU's Recruitment Day will help collegians see the value in continued involvement! Finally, please remember to bring or email your Ohio Collegiate contact information to Rea Wedekamm, Scholarship Chair ( She will need these to get the information and applications out. Let's keep on happening! Fraternally, Pat

Save the Date November 1 CAPA Dine Out for Scholarship at California Pizza Kitchen Legacy Village And Shopping at Lily Pulitzer LP Custom Prints are available for the following Sororities:   

Fall Service Project: Donations for the Cleveland Foodbank The mission of the Cleveland foodbank is to alleviate hunger by providing food and support to community organizations that feed the hungry of Northeast Ohio. The Foodbank solicits donated food and nonfood products from food manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and community groups and distributes it to more than 600 hunger programs. About 84% of the food served at local pantries is provided by the Cleveland Foodbank. You can help make a huge impact in the fight against hunger in Greater Cleveland. Your donation will make a lot of meals available to hungry men, women and children.

What to donate: The most needed donation is cash! With just $1, the Cleveland Foodbank can provide enough food for up to four nutritious meals that will benefit children and families in need in our community. However, if you would like to donate food instead of cash, the most requested food and household items are:

Super Six most needed food items: • Beef Stew • Canned Soup • Canned Vegetables • Cereal • Peanut Butter • Tuna Fish Super Six most needed household items: • Deodorant • Laundry Detergent • Shampoo • Soap • Toilet Paper • Toothpaste and toothbrushes All donated items should be nonperishable and sealed in original packaging. Donations will be collected at the Panhellenic Meeting, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Help Wanted. The Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Endowment Fund (CAPEF) is looking for a new member for its board of trustees. The job of the CAPEF Board is to supervise the investment and distribution of our scholarship fund. The term of office is 3 years but trustees only meet 4 times per year. Meetings are always in the evening. No financial background is required to serve on the board, just a desire to serve and learn. Any alumna whose group is not already on the board or serving as an officer is invited to apply for the position. Serving on CAPEF is a great opportunity for young alum! Philanthropic board membership looks great on a resume. It is a great way to support CAPA with a minimal time investment but a huge impact.

Recommendations Wanted As part of its duty to insure that our investments are optimally managed, CAPEF is reviewing the work of our current investment advisor and plans to interview new candidates for the position. The investment advisor is a financial professional who is not a part of our organization and provides the board with advice on meeting our investment goals. Investment advisors typically are paid on commission. If you know of a trusted financial professional who could fill this role please let Jennifer Bufe know at

resource development and updating to assistance in reporting and communications, the services Caitlin provides will help Alumnae Panhellenics build a stronger connection to the NPC office. Panhellenic associations also will receive more support than has been available previously. You can find some of Caitlin’s work on the NPC website. On the Alumnae Panhellenic page, the recently updated Alumnae Panhellenic Handbook will be available. You can contact Caitlin ay (317)872-3185 or ”

News and Notes

Welcome to the 67 young ladies who pledged Pi Beta Phi on Bid Day September 23 at the new chapter at Case Western Reserve University. Initiation will take place in January.

Alpha Phi Oct. 10, 1872 Kappa Kappa Gamma Oct. 13, 1870 Alpha Chi Omega Oct.15, 1885 Zeta Tau Alpha Oct. 15, 1898 Kappa Delta Oct. 23, 1897 Alpha Epsilon Phi Oct. 24, 1909 Delta Zeta Oct. 24, 1902

Sigma Kappa is busy with the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”. They were represented by teams at the Oct. 6 Walk in Cuyahoga Falls and the Oct. 7 Walk in Cleveland. Kappa Delta their Oct. 23 Founder’s day with a Luncheon at the 100th Bomb Group. Chi Omega-East will be meeting at The Gathering Place on Oct. 16. Topic for the evening is to “Chair Pilates for Women”.

Message from our Treasurer: Remember to pay your dues. Groups whose dues are unpaid by the November meeting cannot vote

New at NPC Effective Sept. 15, APH area advisors will be known as area advisor coordinators, a new title. However they will continue to be available to offer support to APH officers and for all the activities and functions of the Alumnae Panhellenic. In addition NPC has added the position of Panhellenic Support Coordinator to their office staff. In this position, Caitlin Moulton, is available to Alumnae and College Panhellenics for any kind of support needed. From

October Anniversaries

CAPA MARKETPLACE Pi Beta Phi-West is selling Georgia Mammoth Pecan Halves for $10 per pound. Sherry Hiltebrandt will have them at the Oct. and Nov. meetings Chi Omega East has Entertainment Books for sale. The cost is $30. See Nancy Toth to purchase.

2012– 2013 Calendar All CAPA delegate meetings are held at Burke Airport. Social time is 11:45 am with the business meeting beginning at 12 noon. October 9, 2012 Delegate Meeting at Burke November13, 2012 Delegate Meeting at Burke January 8, 2013 Delegate Meeting At Burke February 12, 2013 Delegate Meeting at Burke March 12, 2013 Delegate Meeting At Burke April 9, 2013 Delegate Meeting at Burke May 14, 2013 Delegate Meeting at Burke May 18, 2013 CAP Spring Luncheon

If you have news items, please contact Alison Borodkin by email at acborodkin@hotmail or phone at 440-2480589. Deadline is the first Tuesday of the month.

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