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!).

Erin & Rand - Reception 376

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. 😉

ADPII w/ Smith III

(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?

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ADPi Social!

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On Saturday, WNY ADPi held its first social gathering…we had a lovely time, and we all look forward to meeting those who couldn’t attend for various reasons. Maybe we should wait for better weather? 😉

Some wisdom from Yogi tea

Live for each other

Live for each other (2)

Don’t forget, if you’re local to Western New York (Buffalo and Rochester), please join us for the alumnae social this Saturday!

I have been changed for good…

I know I’m a bit behind the times, but I just saw Wicked for the first time last night. All of the performances and all of the songs were wonderful, but this one…I cried the whole way through. And again several times today watching YouTube videos of it.

And so I dedicate this to all of my sisters:

I do believe I have been
Changed for the better
And because I knew you…
I have been changed for good…

Welcome to WNY ADPi

This is the home of the Western New York Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae organization. Thank you for visiting!

We are hosting a social event on Saturday, January 18th, at 7pm. Visit the event page for more information, and please let us know if you plan to attend!

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please email us at wnyadpi [at] gmail [dot] com.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!