What a wonderful input from all of you! I asked for pictures and wow, did I get them. I couldn’t even fit all of them into the December issue of BUDDIE. We have a jammed pack issue coming out soon and hopefully you will enjoy! I hope this continues, and by being able to share them in the Blog we still get to see what our sisters are up to!
Phi Province ladies came together on a lovely day in September in the seaside village of Mystic, Connecticut. Thirty-three sorority sisters travelled from as far away as Marblehead, Mass (about 3 hours away) and New York City (about 2 ½ hours away) just to spend some quality time with their sisters. The ladies gathered at a waterfront restaurant. The theme was “Hats off to Fall” as the round table served as a motivational gathering as our seven chapters participate in a hat drive for the Virginia based charity: Ellies Hats. According to its website, Ellies Hats donates hats to children battling cancer.
On Saturday October 14th the ladies of Xi Omega went out to support Avon 39. EVERY TWO MINUTES SOMEONE IN THE UNITED STATES IS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. AVON 39 brings together women and men from around the country who are passionate about making a difference in their communities, and unites them under one goal â€“ ending breast cancer. Over two days, AVON 39ers walk 39.3 miles. Each walker also fundraises a minimum of $1,800 which is funneled by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to local and national organizations that help women and men, regardless of their ability to pay, get the breast cancer health care they need. These programs provide everything from language, food and transportation assistance, to financial help, and rely on the funds raised by AVON 39ers to keep making an incredible impact around the country.
The Omicron Province Birthday Party of 88 years was held, and a great time was had by all. It was so nice to see some of the girls that we seldom get a chance to talk to.
Phyllis Pritchard, Susan Selby, Navene Maragliano, Rosemary Evans, Kerrie Evans
Omicron Gamma, (Amherst) After much discussion, we have decided to focus our charitable work toward Carolyn’s House, the YWCAs transitional housing for homeless women and children in Niagara Falls. We were impressed after touring the facility; and, after talking with the staff, we decided it would be a perfect fit. We held a chicken barbeque in October to raise money for our treasury.
Below: Pat Drexler out drumming up business for our BBQ fundraiser!