22 Nov

Holiday Social is December 14

Enjoy a Happy Hour at University Center Club with beverage specials and free appetizers; a holiday ornament or small gift exchange; and dinner (optional and at your own cost).

When: December 14 @ 5:30 PM

Where: University Center Club

Please RSVP for this event as we need to reserve adequate space at UCC for this event.

Bring dollar bills to participate in the monthly Scholarship FUN-raiser. One or more prizes will be up for grabs.

15 Oct

APT Kick-off Event is Monday; An NPC Farewell

Join Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee for our 2017-18 Kick-off event at Island Wing Company on Market Street.

We’ll meet in the Cabana Room for networking and a cold beverage. APT will provide some nibbles and we will have a brief business meeting at 6 PM.

We’ll have a door prize drawing, proceeds benefitting the Scholarship Fund.

Bring your ideas and a check for you membership!

When

October 16th, 2017 5:30 PM through 7:00 PM

Location

Island Wing Company
1370 Market St.
Tallahassee, FL 32312

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Reflecting With Courage and Conviction

An NPC Farewell from outgoing NPC Chair Donna C. King

Preparing to assume leadership of a task force, a committee or an organization demands an individual prepare mentally and sometimes physically for the rigors of that role. In October 2015, I accepted the awesome responsibility of leading the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) as chairman. NPC is composed of 26 inter/national sororities representing nearly 5 million women worldwide, with chapters on over 670 college campuses and more than 3,700 alumnae associations in communities across the globe.

In a large public setting in front of Panhellenic partners, industry collaborators, family and friends, I pledged to lead with courage and conviction during a time when the pendulum has swung to a place where advocating for, defending and protecting the very existence of the sorority membership experience is the rule of the day. With a legion of volunteers and professional staff, NPC tackles the challenges one by one, day by day as women of courage and conviction commit to ensuring a rich, meaningful and value-added sorority membership experience. For the passion and dedication of these individuals, I cannot say thank you enough.

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18 Jan

APT Meeting Report

In attendance:

  • Carol Spring AΞΔ (APT President)
  • Karen Ellis, AXO (Luncheon Chair)
  • Malena Allison, AXΩ (VP- Social)
  • Barbara Forbes-Lyons, ZTA (Communications)
  • Susan Ingram, KΔ
  • Danielle Zemola, ΔΓ

Annual Luncheon

General Event Details

The luncheon will take place on the 6th floor of the University Center Club and APT will be the only group on the floor that day.

There is plenty of free parking and close-in handicapped parking spots for those that need them. There is also a drop-off area in front of the building for those that need to drop off passengers before parking.

A delicious buffet lunch is planned and a cash bar is available. The committee discussed menu options and Karen will be finalizing plans with the University Center Club. There should be plenty of options for those that are vegetarian or have other dietary needs.

Barbara will be working on centerpiece ideas to bring back the Valentine’s Day theme for the luncheon.

Our speaker, Dana Brooks, is looking forward to addressing the attendees on the topic of equality and social justice.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship applications for the collegians are due March 3 and will be awarded in a separate ceremony. This is due to the delays caused by Carol’s accident and subsequent surgery and recovery.

The Alumnae Philanthropic Grant will be awarded at the Luncheon and Alumnae Chapters are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download the application: Alumnae Philanthropic Grant Application 2017

Auction

The committee is looking for alumnae and alumnae groups to donate items for the silent and live auctions.

One of the attendees has donated a stay at her condo at the coast. Carol will be getting more details from the owner, including pictures.

Alumnae chapters are asked to create themed gift baskets for the auction. Individual attendees are encouraged to donate items as well. Plants, baked goods, gift cards, handmade, and antique items like china, glass, etc. are always popular.

If you have items to donate, please contact Karen Ellis.

Social

There will be a Luncheon Pep Rally on February 1, the purpose of which is to sell luncheon tickets, collect non-perishable items for the auction, and sign up volunteers to assist the day of the event.

Upcoming social events are in the works including sorority house tours followed by a social hour; bunco at Westminster Oaks.

Good and Welfare

Danielle Zemola will be reviewing existing copies of the APT bylaws and will help create an updated version for the chapter. Barbara Forbes-Lyons is assisting.

Sorority Representative memberships are lagging. Barbara will send out a renewal email. An increase in dues was also discussed for both Representative and Individual memberships. These dues help offset the costs of events and supplies for the group. This will be voted on in conjunction with the acceptance of the new set of bylaws.

A slate of officers is needed – the actual number of officers and positions is being reviewed as part of the bylaws revision.

Anyone interested in serving as an officer or committee member is encouraged to contact Carol Spring.