We have rescheduled the first meeting of the Central Illinois Alumnae group!
Please join us at the Decatur Panera Bread, Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
Becky Smith will be leading the meeting. This informational meeting will be to gauge interest in the group and determine what kind of activities the group would like to do. RSVPs are not necessary, but are appreciated! Email email@example.com to let her know you're coming.
We need to finish filling out our Advisory Board. Most of the advising can be done via phone/text/email/Skype, so living outside of Decatur is okay! However, the collegians do tend to forget you exist if you don't show up every once in a while, so we'd prefer advisors that could make it to the house in person every couple of months. How does one advise? Most of what you do is help to make sure the officer is fulfilling their duties (e.g. completing all required paperwork on time & correctly), help them utilize their committees (e.g. teaching delegating skills), and help them brainstorm ideas for their position (e.g. a new philanthropy fundraiser or a way to make finances fun). Ultimately, it's a great way to meet the collegiate women & reignite your relationship with Alpha Chi Omega!
Here are the advisory positions we still need to fill:
VP Membership Programming (e.g. sisterhoods, exchanges, and the new 4-year program, MyJourney)
VP New Member Education
VP Ritual & Fraternity Appreciation (e.g. Initiation and MacDowell month)
Please contact Emilie Beagle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. She can provide more detail on the specific positions. We'd like to have a commitment through the end of the semester, if possible!
If you visited Upsilon at Centennial, you may have noticed the furniture in the formal has seen better days. The couches are starting to sag, coffee tables are starting to chip, and it feels a little dated. The House Corporation Board would like to refresh the formal, but with other maintenance projects on the horizon, funding is tight.
Maybe your new member (pledge) class would like to chip in & make a big contribution to be put towards a new couch. Maybe your personal funds are tight, but you could afford a gallon of paint. Any amount you can give, individually or as a group, would be welcomed! If you'd like to make a group donation with a specific purpose in mind, contact Emilie Beagle at email@example.com. She'll help you figure out the best way to use your group donation & the best way to recognize your group for it.
If you'd like to donate to the Formal Furniture Fund, please mail a check to the House Corp treasurer, Barbara (Burns) Phillips '70 (address listed below). Checks can be made payable to Alpha Chi Omega, with "Formal Furniture Fund" or "FFF" in the memo. At this time, we're not accepting online donations for this project.
Mailing address for donations:
3991 E. Park Ln
Decatur, IL 62521
Upsilon will be sending four representatives (two advisors & two collegians) to Palm Desert, California in July! If you're planning on going, email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can meet up!