Raleigh/Cary DG Alumnae Association

November/December 2015

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Hoisting the Anchor on 2015

It seems as if every year you ask yourself, "It is Christmas time ALREADY?" It sure is, and the Raleigh/Cary DG Alumnae Association is excited about celebrating the season! We had a GREAT November of service and sisterhood, and we have more alumnae contacting us wanting to get involved. Our favorite kind of emails! Be sure to remember to "Do Good" this holiday season-whether it be holding the door for someone, paying for a Starbucks drink for the person behind you in the drive-up lane, or giving some time to a local women's or homeless shelter. We look forward to celebrating with everyone in a few days and we wish you all the happiest of holidays with your loved ones!


LITB,


Holly, Tara, Grace, Demi, and Beth

Alumnae News!

Erin Williams, Eta Kappa-NC State got engaged! Congrats Erin!


Rachel Harmon, Eta Kappa-NC State, has a craft business called La Botella. Here is her site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaBotella/


Marika La Sorsa, Delta Nu-Northern Illinois is a realtor with Coldwell Banker. Looking for your dream home? Contact Marika at lasorsam@hpw.com and a portion of her commission will go to the Capital Campaign.


Ashley Wynne Johnson, Gamma Theta-University of Florida, will be leaving the Triangle for Washington DC. We will miss you Ashley!


Maria Murnane, Gamma-UC Berkley, authored a book entitled Wait for the Rain, and it is on Amazon HERE!


If you have any news you would like to share, please email us at raleighcarydgalumnae@gmail.com and we will be sure to give you a shout-out!

December Events

Saturday, December 12th, 11am-Holiday Brunch at Coquette at North Hills

4351 The Circle at North Hills St #119, Raleigh, NC.


A Paperless Post invite has been sent out this week.

As Always...

DG & Friends Book Club, meets monthly (last week of each month). Interested? Email Holly at hmw120@gmail.com!


DG Lunch Bunch, meets monthly. Interested? Contact Beth Everly at bethseverly@gmail.com

All Hands on Deck-DG@2300!

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The "All Hands on Deck" Campaign is Underway!


Any new or increased gift for the rest of 2015 will count toward the $20,000 matching challenge.

So far $6,905 has been raised toward the challenge, giving a $13, 810 boost to our fundraising efforts. But we are not even half way there yet.

Your $13,095 in new gifts and pledges will help us reach that much-needed $40,000!


Visit http://dgat2300.org/ to learn more. You can get current updates from the DGat2300 newsletter here. Your support for this project will help ensure the future of Delta Gamma at NC State!


Ready to join the All Hands on Deck campaign? Go to www.giving.ncsu.edu and:

  1. click GIVE NOW button
  2. select "Greek Village Redevelopment" from the Other Initiatives listed in the drop down menu
  3. complete online form as prompted
  4. select "This gift is in honor . . ." and enter 1873 in the box


You can also receive updates on Twitter at @DGat2300NCSU!

Calling All Volunteers!

There are always spots opening up on House Corp committees, the Eta Kappa Advisory team, and the DG@2300 fundraising team! If you are able and willing to lend a hand, we would be happy to take you and will show you the ropes in how to best support the fraternity. If interested, please contact Holly at hmw120@gmail.com!
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Are you "LinkedIn?"

The Raleigh/Cary DG Alumnae Association is hoping to build a great network for our senior Eta Kappa collegians. Would you be willing to send us your LinkedIn profile to share? We plan on providing the seniors with a list of alumnae profiles, then in turn sending out a resource to you all with the collegian profiles for further networking. We will send out a separate email to all come January. We are excited for this new collaboration with the collegians!

Time to Pay Your Dues!

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and the Raleigh/Cary Alumnae Association. Our new year is underway and it is time to renew your dues membership. Dues are vital to provide programming, alumnae activities, special events and offset the operational costs.


How to pay

Please follow the "Pay Now" button emailed directly to you in the "Dues Reminder from Raleigh/Cary Delta Gamma Alumnae Association" sent on September 26. If you did not receive this email or wish to pay via check, please email me atraleighdgfinance@gmail.com. If you know your DG login, you can also login tohttps://www.deltagamma.org/members/login and use the "pay dues" link on the left toolbar.


SHOUT OUT TO OUR DUES-PAYING MEMBERS!


VIRGINIA ANTHONY / BAILEE TORRES / GRACE WILLIAMSON /RACHEL KOROKNAY / CHRISTINA WOEIFFER / MANDY YOUNG / BARBARA MYERS / GRETCHEN CLIFTON KRISTINE FRITZ /SUSAN WATTS / SARAH SPITZFADEN /MAUREEN HOLLMEYER / CAROLYN SIMONS/HOLLY WEAKLAND/BETH EVERLY/NAN GROTHMAN/ELLEN HARVIN/BECKY KAPRAIOS/KATHLEEN BUCKNER/DEMI FARINA/LANE GREEN

Delta Gamma Fun FAQs

Our actual Founders Day is Christmas Day. After exchanging gifts and imagining what they would do if they were with their families, Anna, Eva, and Mary made plans for a club they were thinking of launching. They had a young male cousin who was a member of a Greek-letter fraternity at the University of Mississippi and the women had heard his friends arguing the good and bad points of being in such an organization. A name was decided upon, initiation was set for after the holiday, and Anna led the three women in writing the first Bylaws and Constitution of Delta Gamma.


Both Eva Webb Dodd and Mary Comfort Leonard told Delta Gamma audiences many times that their concept for the fraternity originally did not extend beyond their school and Oxford.


Source: The Shield of Delta Gamma