Boise Valley Alumnae Association

Fall 2014 Newsletter

A Message from the President

Greetings, Kappa women! I am so excited to be your association President for the upcoming year. Whether you are a 50-year Kappa or a newly graduated alumna, the alumnae association is here to unite Kappas in friendship and to offer programming that inspires, educates, and excites our members.

Upon my return from Kappa Convention, I was extremely excited to put some new ideas into action. My focus was on something I had heard numerous times throughout Convention: What can your association do for you? The BVAA Executive Board is focused on bringing interesting and fun programming to our members, and this is best done not by the few but by the many. That's where you come in.

Membership in Kappa is a two-way street. While Kappa provides a place for friendship, leadership, and fun, its members must also help support Kappa to continue its mission. Our association depends on its members not only for financial support, but also for your ideas, your assistance with leadership, and your participation in the programs we host. Does this mean serving on the Executive Board? Not necessarily. Volunteer to help with an event. Submit a programming idea to the board. Submit a reference form for an incoming freshman. Whatever your contribution may be, doing your little can translate into great things for the association, for your sisters, and for you.

I encourage you to join the association and see what Kappa has to offer you in life after college. Discover new sisters from different generations at Founders Day. Enjoy coffee and holiday cookies while supporting the Rose McGill Holiday Sharing program. Have an event idea you would like to see added to the calendar? Contact a board member and share it with us.

What can the Boise Valley Alumnae Association do for you? Let's find out.


Krista Hafez, College of Idaho

Top 10 Reasons to Join Your Association

10) Reconnect with your local sisters

9) Sing fun Kappa songs
8) Participate in philanthropy events
7) Network with local Kappas
6) Learn new things at Kappa social events
5) Meet Kappas from all generations
4) Sponsor and assist local active chapters
3) You know you miss ritual...
2) Volunteer and leadership opportunities
1) Kappa is not four years, it's for life

Have you paid your dues?

Your dues pay for your per capita fee to headquarters, but also help us pay for programming. This year at convention the per capita fees were raised by $5 for both collegiate and alumna members. Since we recently went through a dues increase, the board decided to remain with our current dues levels for the upcoming year. Below are the dues levels:

Sapphire Level: $100

Golden Key Level: $75

Fleur de Lis Level: $55

Owl Level: $35

2014 Graduates: $25

Please mail your checks to our Treasurer, Aunick Lund, at the provided address. Checks should be made out to KKG BVAA. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Aunick. She is happy to help you!

Aunick Lund

1044 Harcourt Drive

Boise, ID 83702-1834

(208) 345-3279


Saturday, October 25th - Founders Day Brunch

10:30 a.m.

Hillcrest Country Club

4610 W Hillcrest Dr.

Boise, ID 83705

Celebrate the 144th year of Kappa Kappa Gamma! Also witness the pinning of our milestone Kappas of 25, 50, 65, and 75 years! $25 entry fee. If you haven't done so by then, you are also welcome to pay your dues at the Founders Day Brunch (credit cards accepted). RSVP to Idoia Guerricabeita at by October 11th.

Saturday, December 6th - Holiday Party & Cookie Exchange

11:00 a.m.

The Home of Pris Braun

1103 Harrison Blvd.

Boise, ID 83702

Bring two dozen of your favorite holiday cookies, and leave with two dozen others! Participation in the exchange is not required, but highly encouraged.

RSVP to Idoia Guerricabeita at by November 30th.

Chapter Recruitment Dates

University of Idaho - August 14th through August 19th

After a successful recruitment, the ladies of Beta Kappa welcomed 28 new members, including 3 legacies! Congratulations ladies!

The College of Idaho - September 16th through September 19th

Please send references for Zeta Pi to Sarah Hazen ( Reference forms may be found on the Kappa website ( under "Members - Alumnae." Fill in as much information as possible. A personal letter of recommendation is also helpful. If you have any questions regarding references or legacies, or would like to help with recruitment, please contact Christine Henkel at (208) 725-8266 or

Update Your Info - Here's How!

Help us stay in touch with you! Log on to the Kappa Website ( to update your address, phone number, and email.

Don't have a login? Create your account by visiting the link below.

You can also contact Melissa Bussey at at (614) 341-2106 and provide her with your updated information.

2014-2015 BVAA Executive Board

President: Krista Hafez, College of Idaho

2210 Wyoming Ave.

Boise, ID 83706

(208) 880-0522

Vice President: Keeley Spielman, College of Idaho

(541) 377-0632

Secretary: Idoia Guerricabeitia, Idaho

(208) 867-3058

Treasurer: Aunick Lund, Washington

(208) 345-3279

Directory/Reference Chairman: Christine Henkel, Idaho

(208) 724-8266