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CAPA

Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association SINCE 1914 SINCE 1914

March 2013

2012 – 2013 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 Sisters, NPC reminds us that March is Women's History Month. We pay tribute to our founders who paved a brave path in beginning our sororities and fighting for women's education. We continue that path by promoting membership through our scholarships and help with recruitment. Thanks to all of you in helping with these accomplishments! On another note, I need your help! This is a reminder to those who are committee chairman...please keep a notebook and samples of any materials. This helps the next person doing the job and having something to reference. We don't always realize how hard it is to do a job from scratch. Let's make things easier for the next person, it may be you! See you all soon, Fraternally, Pat

2013 Spring Luncheon Taking Flight: Inspiring Women to Realize Their Potential Join CAPA for our annual Spring Luncheon on May 18 at 10:30 am. The event is being hosted by Alpha Xi Delta and will be held at the th 100 Bomb Group Restaurant, 20920 Brookpark Road. Positioned directly across from the Cleveland Hopkins International

Airport, 100th Bomb Group Restaurant offers a dramatic panoramic view of the departing and arriving air traffic. Eclectic stucco walls bearing pictures and memorabilia of the Bomb Group and artifacts of the World War II era sets the tone and ambiance of this one-of-a-kind restaurant. The restaurant and Special Event rooms feature dining rooms stepped to offer a view of the runways from every seat. Cost for the Luncheon is $30 and meal choices are the following: Garden Tortellini (vegetarian)Tortellini pasta tossed in a Roasted Balsamic Parmesan Vinaigrette with fresh seasonal vegetables, Chicken Scaloppini-Chicken Breast Sautéed in Olive Oil, Topped with Sliced Mushrooms & Spinach in Rosemary and Lemon Mustard Cream Sauce or Beef Stir Fry-Beef sautéed in a Sesame Teriyaki glaze with fresh Asian Vegetables. Meals also include salad, beverage and New York Style cheesecake for dessert. Keynote Speaker for the luncheon will be Bette Idemoto, PhD, RN, ACNA-BC, CCRN, Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospital. She is a former president of the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association and Alpha Xi Delta’s 2007 Women of Distinction. Some of you may remember Bette because she is also a former CAPA delegate. She will be speaking on helping women to realize their potential. In addition our 2013 scholarship winners will be introduced and next year’s officers will be installed. Finally, the Luncheon will be your chance to see and bid on our 24 fabulous auction baskets in person. Baskets can currently be viewed in the Facebook Group called “Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association.” Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $12 and are available from all CAPA Delegates.


Paving the Path During Women’s History Month, we take time to remember the women who fought for us to enjoy life as we know it today. These women were suffragists, pioneers in science and medicine, athletes and much more. For sorority women, our founders paved the greatest path. They were brave and even rebellious when starting our organizations, fighting for the right to receive a college education. Later, the NPC founders had the vision to know that by cooperating, we can achieve so much more. Alumnae Panhellenics, like our founders, pave the way for sorority membership today. By introducing potential new members to the recruitment process and being examples to collegiate women of Panhellenism and lifelong membership, you secure the sorority experience for future generations. For your contributions, we send our thanks. From NPC Alumnae Newsletter

Dine Out for Scholarship Johnny Mango World Café and Bar On Monday April 15 grab some sorority sisters or family or friends and come to Johnny Mango World Bar & Café, 3120 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland. Not only will you have a great dining experience but 20% of your check will be donated to our scholarship fund. You can almost feel the sand under your feet walking into the cantinahideaway Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar, tucked into the eclectic neighborhood of Cleveland's Ohio City. Colorful artwork and a maze of greenery adorn the walls and shelves of this hip, casual eatery. Island music floats through the air, and the big ceiling fans certainly put the wind in your hair. Inspired by Mexico, Thailand and other faraway locales, the menu offers a great cross section of Mexican, Asian and Caribbean flavors.

News and Notes The Pi Beta Phi chapter at CWRU pledged 37 women during open rush, reaching quota. This was the first open rush session for the newly colonized chapter. Chi Omega will hold their State Day, Chi-O-Hio Day, in Cincinnati on April 12 and 13. Alums will enjoy a riverboat dinner cruise on Friday night and then join collegians for a luncheon on Saturday afternoon.

Thank you to our Scholarship Committee Members: Chair Rea Wedekamm, Ashley Smith, Luanna Hadorn, Cheryl Weaver, Nancy Polk, Rosanne Lonsway and Nancy Kerwin. They are currently hard at work reading application for our 2013 scholarship awards. As of the March meeting we received approximately 40 applications and will be awarding 7 scholarships of $2000 each.

Directory Change Please update the email for Nancy Polk, Gamma Phi Beta-East to: Polk_Nancy@yahoo.com

April Anniversaries Chi Omega April 5, 1895 Alpha Xi Delta April 17, 1893

Sigma Sigma Sigma April 20, 1898  Pi Beta Phi April 28, 1867 Theta Phi Alpha Celebrated April 30

Pi Beta Phi 75 Year Member Celebrated On January 29 Mary Jo Garrison, President, and Rosanne Lonsway of the Pi Beta Phi Cleveland East Alumna Club, visited Virginia Sample, 93, at her home in Pepper Pike. Virginia was presented an arrow pin with a diamond commemorating her 75 years as a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was initiated at The Ohio State University in 1938. After WWII, as an educator, she travelled internationally including a term in Japan in 1948!! Later she taught in Shaker Heights for over 30 years. The Cleveland East Alumna Club is proud to have Virginia as a member. She embodies all the ideals of the national sorority.

CAPA Strategic Review Committee Join CAPA’s Strategic Review Committee at our next meeting on April 27 at 1 pm at Carnegie Kitchen. The purpose of strategic review is to ensure we are meeting the goals of our organization and the needs of our members. If you can attend send your RSVP to Jennifer Bufe at jbakajp@cox.net. You can also email her with any ideas or suggestions you have to improve our organization.

Happy Spring! 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. April 9, 2013 Delegate Meeting at Burke May 14, 2013 Delegate Meeting at Burke May 18, 2013 CAP Spring Luncheon th 100 Bomb Group, Berea

Stay In Touch With CAPA Our email address is:

clevalumpanhel@gmail.com Join our Facebook group: Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Association National Panhellenic Conference Website: www.npcwomen.org. You can also connect with NPC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest


Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic March newsletter