Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alpha Gam in the CITY!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Join us for Alpha Gam in the City!

Visit the National Museum of the American Indian with your Alpha Gam sisters! The museum is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capital Building. It is also Metro accessable; just get off L'Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow line) and exit Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museum.

The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.

We'll meet at 10:00am in the front of the museum and then break for lunch around 12:00pm at the awesome Mitaitam cafe in the lower level of the museum.
"Mitsitam" means “Let’s eat!” in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples. The museum’s Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe enhances the museum experience by providing visitors the opportunity to enjoy the indigenous cuisines of the Americas and to explore the history of Native foods. The Cafe features Native foods found throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Meso America and the Great Plains. Each of the five food stations depict regional lifeways related to cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavors found in both traditional and contemporary dishes. Selections include authentic Native foods such as traditional fry bread and corn totopos as well as contemporary items with a Native American twist—think buffalo burgers

We hope you can join us - RSVP here!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join us for Alpha Gam Always!

Our first event of the year is upon us, and we can't wait to see everyone at Alpha Gam Always!  It's always a favorite event - sisters, food, and fun!  We can't wait to hear what you were up to this summer and would love it if you brought along some Alpha Gam friends.  Get excited!

This year's event will be held at Christina Minderman's home, which is just minutes from the Dunn Loring metro.  If you need a lift or directions, please let us know by emailing odacagd@gmail.com.

RSVP for Alpha Gam Always here!

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!

Amy Garrison, IRD Chair

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!