Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association SINCE 1914 SINCE 1914
2012 – 2013 Officers President Pat Mueller Alpha Xi Delta firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Nancy Toth Chi Omega email@example.com
Treasurer Linda Standish Alpha Omicron Pi LSSsew@aol.com
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
President’s Letter Dear Sisters, So glad that October is over...There is no candy left to tempt us, the political calls will be ending and the "big' storm is past. We can continue to move forward with another successful year. Hopefully many of us got a great meal at CPK and found a gift for yourself or someone special at Lily's. I also hope that everyone let their voices be heard and voted. At NPC, Jane Sutton's message this month is about mentoring. I believe this something that we all could consider. What a great way to help women reach their potential! I also believe our scholarships help us in this endeavor. So let's get those basket themes in ASAP and help Ways and Means have a super successful year! Fraternally, Pat
November Anniversaries Alpha Sigma Tau November 4, 1899 Sigma Kappa November 9, 1874 Gamma Phi Beta November 11, 1874 Delta Delta Delta Thanksgiving Eve, 1888 Phi Sigma Sigma November 26, 1913
* Represented at first Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association Meeting May 15, 1914
Newsletter Editor Alison Borodkin Alpha Epsilon Phi firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media 101 Social media has become part of everyday life for people of all ages. It provides a way to interact with people all over the world, to reunite with old friends, to learn about items of interest and to be entertained. NPC has embraced social media as an effective and fun tool for connecting with our member groups, Alumnae Panhellenics, College Panhellenics, volunteers, advisors and the general Conference membership. We encourage Alumnae Panhellenics to use social media too. For those who aren’t familiar with social media, here are some basics. Facebook • Timeline/Profile: An individual’s page. It displays the person’s activity since he or she joined Facebook. • Fan Page: For an organization or association. It is designed to be a public presence and to provide information to those who “like” the page. • Group: Typically a closed forum for those with a similar interest. It can be used to communicate within your association or have discussion among officers. Twitter • Profile: The page designed for either an individual or an association. This can be locked or unlocked, but for associations it should be unlocked as the public face of the organization. • Post: The 140 characters used to deliver a message. • Retweet: Sharing what an organization or person you are following says with just the click of a button. It’s a great way to pass on what NPC is saying to individual association members. • Hash tag: The # symbol. The hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet and is a way to categorize messages. Blogs • Post: The content generated for the blog (a coined term derived from
web log) and put online by the owner of the blog or its contributing writers • Comment: The public response to a post. These can be required to be approved prior to posting and should follow all rules outlined by the blog owner. Facebook, Twitter and blogs are three of the most used social media avenues, but you can also find NPC on LinkedIn and YouTube. And there are new sites popping up all the time. You may soon find NPC on Pinterest and Google+ to name a couple. Just like we do, before venturing down a new social media road, be sure to investigate the sites and how best to use them personally and for your association. Here are some basic uses for social media for an Alumnae Panhellenic: • Promote events and meetings to members. • Search for new members from NPC member groups not yet represented in your association. • Advertise your scholarships to eligible young women. • Provide potential new members with information about your recruitment events. • Share ideas with other Alumnae Panhellenics. • Dialogue with your NPC area advisor. • Receive and share resources from NPC: •https://www.facebook.com/NPCWomen • https://www.facebook.com/thesororitylife • https://twitter.com/NPCWomen • https://twitter.com/NPCChairman • https://twitter.com/thesororitylife • http://alphaxideltanpc.blogspot.com/ • http://sororityparents.com/blog/
-from NPC Best Practices
Good Reads Our alumnae book clubs have some suggestions of books to enjoy on a cold winter evening: Look Again by Lisa Scottolinereccommended by Alpha Xi Delta-East Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier- recommended by Gamma Phi Beta-West.
News and Notes Alpha Gamma Delta at Baldwin Wallace University earns many awards at Convention this year: Most Improved Scholarship for chapters with 51-99 Jewel Chapter (contributions to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation) Honor Roll for Rose Bowl (highest GPA) and Chapter Efficiency Achieving Quota during Formal Recruitment and maintaining Chapter Total Strive for Pi award (>3.14 GPA) Alpha Gamma Delta at University of Akron Chapter of will be celebrating th their 90 anniversary November 24. Alpha Gamma Delta celebrated the 50th Birthday of the Alpha Gamma Foundation at a Birthday Luncheon, at the Biennial Convention this summer. Benita Wilson Dick, Foundation President, announced a donation of $100,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the last biennium and the awarding of over $10,000,000 (yes, million) in scholarships since the Foundation’s inception! Phi Mu invites each of you to Pins for Kids Bowling Party on Sunday Nov.18th at 2:30 p.m. at the Cloverleaf Lanes, 5619 Brecksville Rd., Independence. Pins for Kids is a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network, Phi Mu's National Philanthropy Project. Tickets for this event are $15.00 for 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, light refreshment (pizza, chips, etc.) including the donation to CMN. Beverages will be available for purchase at the lanes. Kids are welcome to attend. The lanes have rails, making it easier for kids to bowl. There will be a 50/50 raffle for added fun. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but if you are interested in attending, please call Luana Hadorn at 440-526-1678 to reserve a place for you, your family, and friends.
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.
Kappa Delta is selling Rada knives a great knife for a super price. See Cheryl Weaver, to view catalogs or place orders. Delta Gamma-East is selling coffee. Perfect to keep on hand for those last minute gifts during the upcoming holiday season. ALL proceeds support Delta Gamma’s work with Cleveland Sight Center & their scholarships to Kent and Case collegians. Deadline for orders is November 14th; coffee will be available in December. Prices are: One pound: $16; half pound: $8.50; Sampler pack (1/2 lb. of each blend): $24. See Leslie Cooke for more info. Tri Delta is selling Holiday Poinsettias in three sizes (4", 6" 8") and four colors (red, white, pink, marble). Orders are due November 28th and will be ready December 9th. Order form attached to newsletter or .contact Jennifer Bufe.
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. 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.