Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wear your letters on your heart!

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Monday, March 3, is International Badge Day. This event, sponsored by the National Panhellenic Conference, celebrates sisterhood and a lifelong commitment to service and community. We hope everyone will show their pride by wearing their badges! 

When I graduated from college, I had my badge made into a ring, thinking I would wear it more that way. It’s a lovely ring, but as I became involved in this alumnae organization, I found myself feeling sad that I didn’t have an actual badge to wear anymore. I was able to track down a new one, though, and I’m looking forward to wearing it on March 3!

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Join the badge day event on Facebook, and visit the NPC website for more information.

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Pop tabs for RMHC

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities

As collegiate members, I’m sure we all participated in the collection of pop tabs (or pull tabs) to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. I know that, for me, that participation has died off since I graduated from college.

As our brand-new alumnae association gets off the ground, we look forward to forming a relationship with our local Ronald McDonald House here in Buffalo. One of the first and simplest things we can do, though, is get back to collecting those tabs! Save them at home, of course, but you can also enlist the help of your family, friends, and coworkers!

At this link, there’s more information as well as a flyer you can print out and hang in your lunch room at work. Our association will take care of collecting and delivering the tabs to RMH. If you’re not sure what to do, just send us an email!

Sisterhood and traditions

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Alpha Delta Pi, Eta Beta Chapter, 1995–most of 1993’s Alpha class. wow, that was a long time ago!

At our social a few weeks ago, some of us were talking about our individual chapters’ traditions. I’m a member of Eta Beta chapter-Allegheny College, and one of our traditions was playing and singing “American Pie” (replacing the lyric with Alpha Delta Pi) at the end of our social functions.

Many of us carried the tradition over to our weddings. At mine, we ended the evening with karaoke, so I made sure I was scheduled last. I requested “American Pie” and asked all my sisters to join me in singing (and dancing!).

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I lost some people on account of this being the last thing of the night…we’d been a much larger group earlier in the evening! Here’s the full group (I think) from a bit earlier. I have a lot of versions of this picture…I do not seem to have one where everyone is looking at the camera. Or, A camera. 😉

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(Erin’s wedding, 2008)

We also started a tradition of wearing blue and white ribbons–serving as the bride’s “something blue,” but also worn by all of the sisters at the wedding. Here is Jen pinning my ribbons to my underskirt:

Jen checks Erin's dress

Carrying on these traditions makes me so happy…what are some of your chapter traditions, and what traditions have you carried with you after graduating?