Delta Zeta

Twin Cities Alumnae Newsletter | August 2014

President's Letter


I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all who volunteered at the recent Starkey Hearing Foundation Annual Gala. We had 13 volunteers who assisted with the Silent Auction, Hearing Angels, and much more. Please join me in recognizing Holly Thompson who serves as our coordinator of Delta Zeta’s volunteer efforts with the Gala.

Fall will soon be upon us so I hope you will reflect back on your education, the great experiences which were a result of your education, and take a minute to purchase school supplies for Crest View Elementary. Crest View Elementary is located in Brooklyn Park and currently has approximately 75-percent of their population receiving free or reduced meals so they can certainly use our help! We will collect items at a few of our upcoming events.

We also are volunteering on Saturday, September 27 at a Walk4Hearing. It will be held at Lake Calhoun and supports the Hearing Loss Association of America. If you would like to get involved, please connect with Katie Whitehead.

During the upcoming season of recruitment, please join me in wishing our collegiate chapters’ great success as they share our sisterhood with other women on college campuses across the region. On behalf of the Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter, roses will be sent to the following nearby chapters for Preference Night: Minnesota State University Moorhead (Theta Nu), St. Cloud State University (Theta Mu), University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (Epsilon Omega), and University of Wisconsin – Stout (Zeta Beta).

I hope you will join us at the Founder’s Day Brunch on Saturday, October 25. It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our sisterhood through delightful conversation, wonderful food, recognition of membership anniversaries, and a raffle to support the Gamma Scholarship. We will also celebrate Paula McQuillen’s many years of service to the Delta Zeta Foundation. Please see Founder's Day details in this edition of the newsletter.

In the flame,

Barb Jones Brotherton

Upcoming Events

Last fall, we had an incredibly successful school supply drive for the students at Crest View Elementary School collecting more than 500 items. This year, we are hoping to once again donate school supplies and ear buds (headphones) to the children who really need them. Instead of having one single event to collect donations, we are asking that when you come to any TCA event this fall, please bring school supplies and ear buds and we will collect them from you there! Our philanthropy chair, Katie Whitehead, or the hostess of the event would be happy to collect the items from you. Thank you so much for giving graciously!

Paint Your Plate: Tuesday, August 19

Join us for a night of friendship, laughter and painting your own take-home pottery piece!

WHAT: Paint Your Plate

WHEN: Tuesday, August 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: 5027 France Ave S, Minneapolis

We have a room reserved for painting the pottery piece of your choice! There is a wide range of prices and items to choose from. You can bring your own food, drinks, and WINE! After we are finished painting, the studio will fire our items in the kiln and your piece will be ready for pick-up in about 1 week. If you are unable to pick up your pottery, please let Abby know and she will deliver to you at the next event.

FUNdraiser: We will be collecting school supplies, especially ear buds, for the students at Crest View Elementary School as part of our summer philanthropy project. Please consider bringing some supplies to the event!

DZ BUNCO: Wednesday, September 17

Join us for a fundraising event to benefit the Gamma Scholarship at the Delta Zeta Foundation! We are trying to close the gap on our annual fundraising goal of $2,500. This event is open to all Delta Zeta Alumnae, friends and family.


WHEN: Wednesday, September 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center, 3401 Louisiana Ave S, St. Louis Park

Entry fee is $10 per person to play BUNCO. For every $10 additional donation, you will receive an entry into a raffle for a prize. We will also have prizes awarded for game performance! Anyone can play BUNCO! It is easy to learn and we will have seasoned players around to help you out. You can learn to play here (BUNCO Tutorial)!

If you are unable to attend, consider sending a donation to the Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter. Mail a check to Shelley Monitor, 1890 Ide Street, Maplewood, MN 55109 - or pay online via PayPal at - go to Send Money tab, payable to:

We will also be collecting school supplies, especially ear buds, for the students at Crest View Elementary School as part of our summer philanthropy project. Please consider bringing some supplies to the event.

If you have questions, you can contact Shelley Monitor at or at 612-516-8216.

Walk4Hearing: Saturday, September 27

For our Fall Philanthropy Project we will be helping with the Hearing Loss Association of America's Walk4Hearing in Minneapolis! This will be a 5k walk around beautiful Lake Calhoun on Saturday, September 27. The HLAA coordinates these walks all over the country, and kindly reached out to our alumnae group for volunteers. We will help with registration, refreshments, and other tasks to make the walk run as smoothly as possible!

WHAT: Walk4Hearing Minneapolis

WHEN: Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Lake Calhoun - West Calhoun Parkway (near Thomas Beach), Minneapolis

Please RSVP by Friday, September 12 to either the Evite you were emailed if you are a dues paying member or to the Facebook event. We ask that you RSVP so we can inform Walk4Hearing how many volunteers to expect.

If you have any questions prior to the day of the walk, please contact Katie Whitehead at or 952-406-2297. However, the day of the walk Megan Trout will be the contact person for our group - she can be reached at 507-210-4183.

Forever Greek - University of Minnesota: Friday, October 17

Come celebrate Homecoming at the University of Minnesota by joining fellow Greek alumnus for a night to remember! They are celebrating 140 years of Greek life on campus with the first ever all Greek party following the Gopher Homecoming Parade!

WHAT: Forever Greek Event

WHEN: Friday, October 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Immediately following the Forever Gold Homecoming Parade)

WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center - University of Minnesota

COST: $30 per person (must be 21 or older)

Click here to register for this event!

Founder's Day: Saturday, October 25

Join in our sisterhood at Midland Hills Country Club on October 25 as we celebrate

Delta Zeta's Founder's Day!

WHAT: Founder's Day Brunch

WHEN: Saturday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville


9:30 a.m. - Welcoming and Registration

10:00 a.m. - Brunch and Program

Brunch: Scrambled egg en croute - puff pastry shell topped with chives and parmesan cheese - served with bacon and fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and orange juice.

$24 for early registration by October 16, $29 thereafter or at the door.

Please mail you payment by check to:

Abby Hoover

3140 Chowen Ave S, Apt 319

Minneapolis, MN 55416

You can also pay with your upcoming dues! For more information, email Abby at

Other Upcoming Events

Twin Cities Alumnae Book Club

We are looking to start a book club and we want you to join! The book club will meet every other month, with the first meeting being held in October. Email Abby at by Friday, August 29 if you're interested! When you express your interest, please suggest a book that you would like the group to read to get us started!

Holiday Ornament Exchange

Our annual ornament exchange will be held at Loring Pasta Bar on Thursday, November 13. Additional information will be available via email and in the October newsletter.

Holiday Concert

Please join us on Saturday, December 13 to enjoy the sounds of the holidays with The Broadway Boys at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Additional information will be available in the October newsletter.

Twin Cities Alumnae Highlights

Membership Renewal

It's Time to Renew Membership!

Thank you for your continued support of our alumnae chapter. We have begun collecting dues for next year! All members who renew their membership by October 25, 2014 will be entered in a drawing for a Vera Bradley Glenna Bag (picture on the left). The winner will be announced at our Founder's Day Brunch.

Annual dues are available in three levels of $25, $35 or $45. Having levels helps us raise funds for the chapter without creating a fundraising event and gives all members the same privileges. Your commitment level will be noted in the membership list that appears in our winter newsletter.

*To renew we need a payment and your updated contact information.

There are three ways you can pay to renew your membership:

Via Check: Payable to Twin Cities Alumnae of Delta Zeta

Mail updated information to Shelley Monitor - 1890 Ide Street - Maplewood, MN 55109

Via Cash: Payable in person at any event to the person in charge

Share your updated information at the event

Via PayPal: Login or create an account at - Go to Send Money tab - Payable to:

Email your updated information to or

We need your updated contact information, too! Please provide us with the following:

Name: _____________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________

Chapter Name/University: _________________________

Year of Initiation: __________________________________

Occupation: _______________________________________

Would you like to receive a printed and mailed newsletter instead of an e-copy? Yes or No

What membership level would you like to commit to?

Annual ($25) - Rose ($35) - Diamond ($45)

I have included an extra donation for the Gamma Scholarship Fund ($______)

I have included an extra donation for the Foundation General Fund ($______)

Founder's Day - I am including my fee to attend ($24, or $29 after October 16th)

Total Enclosed ($______)

You can also visit our website at for a quick link to the renewal form. Please click here to renew your membership at any time.

Questions? Contact Shelley at 612-516-8216 or

Contact Us!

Please send dues or donations to:

Shelley Monitor

1890 Ide Street

Maplewood, MN 55109

President: Barb Brotherton

Vice President Membership: Shelley Monitor

Vice President Programming: Abby Hoover

Secretary: Brenda Can

Treasurer: Shelley Monitor

PR/Newsletter: Bailey Ribich

Collegiate Relations/Gamma Scholarship: Tina Kelly

Panhellenic Delegates: Yee-Ling Mui & Megan Trout

Philanthropy: Katie Whitehead

Delta Zeta Dump: Megan Trout

Historians: Katie Whitehead & Tina Kelly

Starkey/Bowling: Holly Thompson