August 15, 2010

Alumnae Perspective

Alumnae Sisterhood Events
By: Lori Losee (Beta Rho-Washington State)

As the summer is coming to an end, it’s that time again to reminisce your time in college and all of your Alpha Phi experiences. A great way is by planning alumnae events with your sisters from your chapter or new Alpha Phis you have met over the years.

Planning events with your fellow Alpha Phi sisters is something to treasure and even can be turned into a yearly tradition.

Turning a fun girls’ weekend into an annual tradition is something I'm a big fan of. Since 2005 I, along with several of my Beta Rho sisters, wanted a way to connect with one another away from our busy jobs and crazy lives. Our first trip started with a weekend in Portland followed up two years later to a trip to Seattle and then to San Francisco and then a trip to California’s wine country.

If a weekend trip isn’t possible, day trips or even a meal at a restaurant is a great way to reconnect with your fellow sisters.

Other fun activities that could be turned into monthly or quarterly events include a Scrapbooking Night, Bunko Night, Wine Night, or start an Alpha Phi bowling team.

No matter what the event is, it’s this time you spend with your Alpha Phi sisters that is the most important thing you can do.

August 5, 2010

On the Road

Caitlin Massie (Eta Omicron-Virginia Tech)
09-10 ELC

"Birds of a feather flock together," the saying goes. When you're constantly on the fly as an ELC, nothing could be more refreshing than spending time with other consultants. Whether it's getting to work together on an extension project or getting to facilitate a conference with current and past ELCs--we take any chance we can get to spend time with each other.

This year all the ELCs got the opportunity to take our spring vacation in Disneyworld for three wonderful days in the happiest place on earth. We had fun in sunny Orlando and got to rest, relax, and best of all--share all the stories we'd been collecting over the past months. We each had the craziest pictures, tall tales, and great memories from visiting chapters around North America. The joy in such a weekend is both simple and complex—a time to slow down from our fast-paced jobs and a chance to share a completely unique set of challenges and successes.

Now that we've finished our year, we are able to look back at all the times we've spent together and know that we shared in something that has given us the chance to meet incredible women and work closely with some of the best--and we have the pictures to prove it.

August 1, 2010

Quarterly Review

Have you received your Summer Quarterly yet?
Here's a summer Quarterly from 1981 to hold you over!