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Letter from the President This past quarter has been a very long one. There has been many changes within the chapter that have served as lessons to every sister. We all have now experienced the feeling of raising a sister, as we all have taken part in the New Member Education Process. If anything this has brought us even closer. I am happy with the work the chapter has done, and what we have achieved this quarter, and am looking forward to a very busy, exciting spring quarter with new members to help us out. As always, if any alumni ever have any questions or advice, please feel free to contact me. Georgia “La Alexander #18

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Zeta Gamma active members and alumni at the 4th annual Dove Ball.

raised $153.76 for March of Dimes through donations and the auction. Another program this quarter was a workshop, lecture and battle hosted by Hip Hop Congress on February 20th and 21st. We were asked to help them with this program by being in charge of the L.D.A. happy to be reunited. advertising. They provided the flier, we posted them and handed out handbills wherever we could. Most of us were unable to attend the actual events due to prior commitments.

The 4th Annual Dove Ball with our cousins, Phi Beta Sigma was a great success and turn out! Some chapter alumni made an appearance, as well sisters from Bowling Green Omicron chapter. We sold 156 tickets which included a buffet- style dinner. We started off the evening with a jazz band and door prizes. Our speaker was Deb Benton, speaking about her experience with March of Dimes. She showed a touching video of her family and her premature triplets, of which only one survived. We finished off the evening with Gammas and Sigmas pose for a a date auction and DJ. We family picture at Dove Ball.

Sorors Georgia, Leigha, Rebecca, Lizz, Selina, and Christina looking lovely. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email historian, Christina Cassan at christinaayana@yahoo.com or call at 614.582.6140

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Community Service Sorors Lizz and Laney participated in the 7th Annual Walk for the Homeless January 17th. The goal was to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness in SE Ohio and to raise funds for Good Works Timothy House, which is the only shelter for rural homeless in nine SE Ohio counties. We participated in the homeless simulation walk and experienced being homeless. Soror Selina was there facilitating the walk. We were given only a few supplies each to get through each day. We were also given specific tasks that we had to do in order to survive. At first it was okay, but by the end of three days of trying to live somewhat comfortably with what little we were given, it was very challenging. We hope to participate next year. Our chapter volunteered with Americorp to host a lockin at Trimble High school with girls ages 8-15. Sisters helped prepare food for the girls, as well as supervised them in the many activities they took part in such as dancing, learning about women’s history, and self-defense. Some assoicate members volunteered at the event as well. Overall, it was a very fun experience and the chapter hopes to be involved with this again in the future.

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New Member Updates

As we are finishing up the New Member Process we are preparing the Zeta Gamma Chapter for three new additions; junior Candace Saucedo, junior Nicole Sortino and senior Gloria Lomelli. These women have been Lizz, Selina, and Laney at the 7th working very hard and we Annual Walk for the Homeless. are getting excited for them to cross the burning sands early March 22, 2009 at Ohio University. We hope that many Alumni will be able to make it on their special day. Contact Christina Cassan with any questions or requests for accommodations! Gamma Mom and Daughter with their Walk for the Homeless t-shirts.

Georgia, Nicole (AM), and Laney at the Lock-In. Associate Members Nicole Sortino, Candace Saucedo, and Gloria Lomelli on their induction night.

Selina and Laney helping the young girls with arts and crafts.

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Gamma Gallery

To the Epsilon Line: I love you all! <3 -La Adelita #18 Selina: Come out of your hole and come visit us once in awhile! :) Lizz, Cindy, Heather: Without you this quarter, I would have been lost. Thanks for everything! -Ayana #15 Lydia: I love you and our late night chats! :) La Adelita, Solidez, Ayana, and All Sisters: Phenylalanine is in Imani at the Dove Ball. chocolate, and that causes sexual arousal...so go get some! (I learned this in my psychology class, and I am getting an A!!) -Pilar #19 L.D.A.: I can’t believe it’s been a year already! I wish I could have been there to celebrate. I miss and love you all A LOT! Grandmomma: I am glad you have stopped screening your calls and we have been able to catch up more frequently! -Oriana #16 To My Family: I love you all & miss you momma! Congratulations to my daugh- Amara admiring Solidez’s ring! ter on the new addition! -Amara #14 I’d like to say that I absolutely LOVE my family: La Familia de Sofisticada. Mariposa, “The Godmother,” Kalare, my kiddo, Oriana, the grand baby, and our most recent edition, the great gran! The Gamma dancing circle at Dove -Pasión #2 Ball.

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La Adelita and Gammas from all over at MGCA.

Is there a picture you want to see in the Gamma Gallery? Want to make a shout out? Update everyone on your life? Email christinaayana@yahoo. com!

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Gamma Gazette  

Winter 2009 issue of Zeta Gamma Chapter's alumni newsletter

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