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CAPA

Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association SINCE 1914 SINCE 1914

Sept. 2012

2011 – 2012 Officers President Pat Mueller Alpha Xi Delta pat@muellerartcover.com

Secretary Nancy Toth Chi Omega nagt71@hotmail.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 * Represented at first Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association Meeting May 15, 1914

Newsletter Editor Alison Borodkin Alpha Epsilon Phi acborodkin@hotmail.com

www.clevelandpanhellenic.org

President’s Letter Dear Panhellenic Sisters, The dog-days of summer are behind us and we can revel in the relief! Now we can heat up with the excitement of a new year. This new year will bring us some new and old challenges. Since we have an awesome group of women, I believe we will succeed in meeting them Taking Flight: Helping Women Realize Their Potential is the theme for this year and for our scholarship luncheon. I incorporated the luncheon location with a theme Alpha Xi Delta has used as it applies to our efforts in providing scholarships. It appears we will not have very many new faces this year, but we will be working with many 'old' friends. Rhonda Planchet is continuing her efforts in bringing in some new groups and reintroducing some past ones. I look forward to working with all of you this year in promoting sisterhood, being good stewards and providing scholarships to deserving collegians. Loyally, Pat

Half the Sky Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Join the Movement The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and the National Panhellenic Conference have partnered to encourage sorority communities across the nation to join the movement to turn oppression into opportunity for girls and women throughout the world. We are excited that "Half the Sky," the book that inspired the creation of the Circle of Sisterhood, has been made into a documentary and will be broadcast nationwide on Oct. 1 and 2 on PBS. “Half the Sky” was written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn, Pulitzer Prize winning journalists for The New York Times. It deals with the abuse and slaughter of girls in the developing world, which has taken more lives “than all the genocides of the 20th century.” The title to the book is from an ancient Chinese proverb which says that women hold up half the sky. The book is inspiring because the poignant portraits of survivors humanize the issues, divulging facts that moral outrage might otherwise eclipse.

Half the Sky Plan a Viewing Party Date: Oct. 1 and 2, 2012 Location: Wherever sorority women are

Hello and Goodbye Welcome to these incoming Delegates and Alternates: Sally Hatory ΑΖ∆-East Christina Corsi ∆Ζ-West Shel Golub ΑΣΤ Goodbye and Thanks for your hard work: Betty Ann Spero ∆Ζ-West

We hope every College and Alumnae Panhellenic will watch with us on Oct. 1 as the global issues affecting girls and women are brought to life in this film. Anything you can do to make these viewing parties a reality in your area is much appreciated. It's amazing to think that the sorority community will be watching this important documentary together on one night and will be chatting, tweeting and posting live. Please encourage your Panhellenic community to gather others and join us! We, as one sorority community, regardless of letters, can make a significant difference for girls around the world. Planning resources and more information will be available soon.


Spring Luncheon CAPA wrapped up a year of “Timeless Sister hood” with a fantastic Spring Luncheon at the Westwood Country Club on May 19, 2012. Delta Delta Delta followed up on their theme with a wonderful favor, a booklet celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the National Panhellenic Conference. The table centerpieces were also decorated with a timeline depicting each sorority’s founding. Attendees got the opportunity to meet and hear from 7 of our 8 Scholarship Recipients. What amazing young women-they definitely make you feel that our fundraising is worthwhile!

NPC will be working on marketing and outreach to high school students, including partnering with groups that involve high school girls. Another opportunity they are looking at is non-traditional membership, ways to offer the sorority experience to students pursuing online education. For the future NPC will work to be “relevant and nimble” as it continues into a second century. ”

News and Notes

Speaking of fundraising, the 15 baskets in our Ticket Auction got a lot of interest. There were baskets to fit any interest: exploring Cleveland, self-indulgence or giftgiving. Thank you to all the generous folks who made donations to build these beautiful baskets and to the creative women who assembled them. Our Ways and Means committee worked very hard organizing the event and selling tickets. Their efforts earned $2775 for the Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Endowment Fund.

Delta Gamma Cleveland East Alumnae won 3 major awards at their national Convention this summer. The chapter was one of the six to earn a National OUTSTANDING CHAPTER award out of 202 alumnae chapters and associations. They were recognized for providing a diverse set of opportunities for sisterhood, programs, service, supporting collegiate chapter, philanthropy and membership. They also earned a Regional OUTSTANDING PROGRAMMING award for their variety of meeting topics, special interest groups, Downtown DG Lunch Bunch and Young Alum activities. In addition the group received the regional OUTSTANDING COLLUMNAE Award for shared activities and support of the collegiate chapter at CWRU. Cleveland East and Cleveland West Shore Delta Gamma shared this award. This award goes to the best of the 24 alum chapters and associations in the region.

The Luncheon also featured a very special guest speaker, TriDelta’s Eve Woods Riley, immediate past chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). She shared information about the current state and plans of NPC. Their main goal is for the organization to continue giving a meaningful and useful experience to members as technology changes and women pursuing higher education change as a population. There is a lot of good news to report; the demand for sororities continues to grow. NPC gets about 70 expansion requests a year. There is data driven proof that sorority membership results in better grades and more on-time graduation. Not to mention the friendships and networking opportunities that abound.

Pi Beta Phi celebrates 100 Years of Literacy Service. For the past 100 years, Pi Beta Phi® Fraternity for Women has helped eliminate the barrier of illiteracy through its philanthropic service. Since 1912, Pi Beta Phi has led the way to a more literate society through its corporate partnerships, financial contributions and, most importantly, by providing educational resources for generations of students. Pi Beta Phi is proud to celebrate its legacy of literacy and announce its next 100 years of literacy service through Read.Lead.Achieve. Today, Pi Beta Phi is committed to providing literacy service for the next 100 years through “ Read. Lead. Achieve.” initiatives. The literacy platform is rooted in friendship, makes an impact locally and allows Pi Phis to give of their time, talent and treasures to encourage reading. All financial support for Pi Beta Phi literacy efforts come together under The Literacy

Fund at Pi Beta Phi Foundation. The Literacy Fund enables Pi Beta Phi’s membership of more than 140,000 women to promote literacy in a strategic, cohesive way.

Recipe Corner Broccoli Salad 1 lb. broccoli slaw Chopped green onions 2 bags beef ramen noodle soup 1 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup slivered almonds Dressing 1 cup salad oil 1/2 cup sugar (I use less) 1/2 cup vinegar 2 ramen noodle flavor packets Mix slaw and onions. Break apart, pound noodles in a zip lock bag. Add dry ingredients to slaw. Mix dressing and add just before serving.

CAPA MARKETPLACE 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. September 11, 2012 Delegate Meeting At Burke 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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