Monday, February 24, 2014

You're cordially invited to the Land of Oz...

You're cordially invited to the Land of Oz!

Please join the Old Dominion Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta
for International Reunion Day 2014

Sunday April 27th, 2014
at one o'clock in the afternoon

Clyde's of Tyson's Corner
8332 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

Alumnae: $35
Collegians: $30

Please RSVP on our website at http://www.odacagd.org/p/ird-2014.html. You may also fill out the paper form found here and mail along with your payment. Payments can be made by check or Paypal:
  • Checks should be made payable to ODACAGD and mailed to the ODAC Treasurer (see RSVP link or paper form for details). 
  • If you wish to pay via Paypal, please send your payment to odacagd@gmail.com as a personal payment "to family or friends" in order to avoid any fees using your Paypal balance and/or bank account (a small fee may apply if you use a debit or credit card).
If you have any questions, please contact IRD Chair, Amy Garrison at amy.k.garrison@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on April 27th!

Loyally,
Amy Garrison, IRD Chair
amy.k.garrison@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reception to be held for former ISS president and Alpha Gamma Delta sister

From Michele Hartlove:

On Feb. 12, the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC will host a reception
at the Capitol Hill Club on the House side in DC to celebrate the 100th
birthday of our former ISS president Virginia Blake who is also an Alpha Gamma
Delta from the University of Illinois, Class of 1935. We will also crown the
2014 Illinois Cherry Blossom Princess that night who is Lauren Eiten, of the
same house on the same campus only about 80 years after Virginia. If you know
of any Alpha Gamma Delta sisters in the DC area, there are certainly welcome
to attend as our guests from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for some hot reception food
and birthday cake. Just ask them to send me their name so we can have a head
count by Feb. 10.

We will have a professional photographer take pictures so please let me know
where to send the pictures. I have attached the biography for Virginia Blake,
our former president 1975-1976.

Former State Senator Mark Q. Rhoads
Historian for the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC
Email: MarkQRhoads@gmail.com

Friday, February 7, 2014

Join us for ODAC's Elections Celebration


You're invited!
Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Christina Minderman's home in Dunn Loring, VA

After the votes have been tallied, come and find out who will be leading our fabulous organization for the next year.

We will be celebrating with our sisters over tea.

Don't forget to bring your dues, panhellenic play fee, or IRD payment if you are interested.

If you have any questions please contact us at ODACAGD@gmail.com


Eventbrite - Go for the Gold! ODAC's Elections Celebration

Monday, January 27, 2014

International Badge Day: A Time to Remember

 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Fellowship, leadership and a lifelong commitment to community service are the daily themes in the lives of sorority women — from our college members to alumnae.

On Monday, March 3, these women — who number in the millions — will celebrate International Badge Day during National Women’s History Month. On that day, all of us will honor our separate and distinct Greek-letter affiliations by wearing our badges or letters.

It’s a day set aside to acknowledge successful women around the globe, whether they are U.S. senators or university freshmen working for humanitarian aid in far-away continents.

The National Panhellenic Conference, one of the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the world, is not alone in celebrating and acknowledging all that women do. Other groups, such as the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations and the National Multicultural Greek Council, celebrate in their own diverse ways to recognize women.

Each group is distinct in its fraternal bonds, and each will celebrate in different ways. But all will be celebrating the diverse interests of women.

On March 4, campuses and chapters across the globe join to celebrate achievements in science, community, government, media, literature, art, sports, medicine — and those female leaders who have had an impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women everywhere.

Each year there are still “firsts” for women; some are recognized, some are not. Let’s pause to take a moment and reflect on all that we do in our deeds and words and recognize the milestones achieved.

Imagine what may happen during the next year as we continue to work together to break down barriers. Women rarely travel their paths alone. And we won’t on this special day either.

Join us in celebrating by wearing your badge on Monday, March 3rd and inviting all sorority women you know to do the same - RSVP on the Facebook Event Page!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

International Headquarters Call for Member Artwork

Alpha Gamma Delta is hosting a call for member artwork for the International Headquarters building
in conjunction with the opening of the new archives area at International Headquarters. We hope
you’ll consider participating in this opportunity!

Overview:

  • Alpha Gamma Delta would like to highlight the talents of our members by featuring member artwork at International Headquarters. 
  • The artwork must be created solely by the member and must reflect a portion of The Purpose
  • Although multiple submissions may be entered, preference will be given to highlighting as many different members’ artwork as possible. 
  • All styles of art are welcome, including but not limited to watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography (1200 dpi jpeg or higher) and sculpture. 
  • The selected artwork will become the property of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity per archives policies. 
  • The incorporation of red, buff and green or similar tones is not required, but would work well for displaying with the furnishings. International Headquarters is an expansive space with tall ceilings. It mixes contemporary furnishings with heavy millwork and paneling. Dark, espresso wood tones are mixed with lighter neutrals. The color palette is a toned down version of red, buff and green and their varied shades and tones. For photos and more information about International Headquarters, visit this link

For more information on how to submit artwork as well as a list of places for original artwork submitted by members, click here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the University of Oklahoma Alpha Gamma Delta chapter

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the University of Oklahoma Alpha Gamma Delta whose Chapter House caught on fire the night of January 14th.

If you would like to support the sisters in their recovery efforts, please donate below:



Update! Foundation Announces New Emergency Disaster Relief Fund

Last week we received one of the most frightening Fraternity calls we can ever receive. “There’s been a fire at the Upsilon (University of Oklahoma) Chapter house.” The thankful news - everyone is safe. The hard news – the chapter house is uninhabitable for the rest of the school year. Local advisors were onsite and lent support to the campus administrators who were scrambling to find a place for 61 women to spend the night. And there were other basic needs to consider: food, clothing, toothbrushes, school supplies and books …..the basic needs that are so easy to take for granted.

In response, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation has established a new Disaster Relief Fund to help provide immediate emergency support to our sisters facing a disaster in their lives due to fire and other natural disasters. Our Upsilon sisters are the first to benefit from this fund and with your help funds will be available for sisters in the future who experience loss from disasters.

Please help us help our sisters with a donation to this fund!
  • Click here to make an online donation to this new fund.
  • Make an honor donation and send an eCard to the Upsilon Chapter women. The Foundation will compile the eCards and send them all at once to the chapter. Use foundation@alphagammadeltafoundation.org to send your eCard.
  • Mail a donation to the Foundation office at 8710 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Make your check payable to Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.
  • Make a credit card donation over the phone. Call Karen Knotts at 317.663.4242
Be sure to note “Disaster Relief Fund” when making your donation.

In our most difficult times, we are here for one another. In appreciation for all you have today, please consider giving a gift so that we may stand ready for sisters in need.

Make A Gift Today!

Articles about the fire:
Greek community pulls together for Alpha Gamma Delta members (Norman Transcript Jan. 16, 2014)Everyone safely evacuated after fire engulfs Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house (Norman Transcript Jan. 15, 2014)
Support offered for Alpha Gamma Delta members displaced by fire (OU Daily Jan. 15, 2014)