Twin Cities Alumnae Bi-Monthly Mini (Print) - March 2014
As you look ahead towards spring, I hope you are able to join us at an upcoming event to celebrate our sisterhood.
Philanthropy Night with Second Harvest Heartland
A snowstorm prevented us from our heading to Second Harvest for our philanthropy event in February but it has been rescheduled for early April! We had nearly 20 volunteers ready to help our neighbors in need so I’m hopeful each of you (plus a few more) can participate in a few weeks.
Will you consider joining your collegiate and alumnae sisters in Region VIII at Region Day? It is planned for Saturday, April 26 at the Hilton in Bloomington. We’d love to have you attend the awards dinner that evening followed by fun night of sisterhood and service. Please check out the article within this newsletter for additional details.
Delta Zeta Dump
As you do your spring cleaning, please take a few moments to pack up your unwanted treasures for the Delta Zeta Dump. The sale supports the Gamma Scholarship which is awarded annually to assist a collegian with their sorority dues. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Megan Trout.
Bowling for the Gamma Scholarship
In addition to the Delta Zeta Dump, another favorite event is right around the corner – Bowling at the Lakeville Family Bowl to support the Gamma Scholarship on Saturday, May 17.
Without your tireless and continued efforts as an alumnae volunteer, Delta Zeta could not continue to thrive as it has for nearly 112 years. No act of volunteerism is too big or small. Your actions inspire others to get involved. In honor of National Volunteer Week in April, thank you for all you do each day to exemplify the high ideals of our Sorority!
A Special Thank You to Stephanie, Julie and Deb
I want to express my sincere appreciation to Stephanie Erickson, Julie Hauser, and Deb Meagher as they step away as an officer of our chapter at the Spring Brunch later this month. They have served our chapter for a number of years and have shared so much with all of us.
See you soon!
Barb Jones Brotherton
Spring Luncheon and Officer Installation Ceremony, Saturday, March 22
9:30 a.m. Social Time
10:00 a.m. Brunch
Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Please select one of the following:
- Parisian Quiche with Gruyere Cheese and chives in Savory Crust with herb-roasted potatoes and applewood-smoked bacon
- Brioche French Toast with Caramelized Apples warm maple syrup, whipped butter and applewood-smoked bacon
Accompanied by a basket of assorted pastries, sweet butter and preserves,
freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal tea, freshly squeezed orange juice
$24 if Registered by March 15 and $29 after March 15. RSVP with menu selection and payment to Ashley Grossman at email@example.com or call 320-293-2929. Payment should be mailed to:
4501 Park Glen Rd. #106
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
*A raffle to support the Gamma Scholarship Fund will be held. To donate items for the raffle, contact Stephanie Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Philanthropy Event - Thursday, April 10, 5:45-8:00 p.m.
Thank you so much to those of you who volunteered to come to the first philanthropy event of the year at Second Harvest Heartland. Unfortunately, due to a lovely Minnesota snowstorm, we had to cancel and reschedule. We had such a wonderful response with so many of you wanting to come to this event, we hope you all can make it to the rescheduled date!
Join us Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Second Harvest Heartland in Golden Valley for our rescheduled philanthropy event. We will be helping to sort, label and re-package bulk food (cereals and pasta for example) that has been donated for those in need. These items will then be donated to food shelves and soup kitchens. Please arrive around 5:45 pm wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. You will be asked to remove all jewelry except for wedding bands, so it might be best to leave the bling at home.
Please RSVP to the Evite you have been emailed as we must reserve the amount of spots we need ahead of time. Thank you for volunteering with us, we look forward to another fun event! Any questions can be directed to Philanthropy Chairman, Katie Whitehead at email@example.com.
Second Harvest Heartland West
6325 Sandburg Rd. Suite 1700, Golden Valley
Region VIII Day - Saturday, April 26
Please join us for Region VIII Day on Saturday, April 26 at the Hilton at 3900 American Boulevard in Bloomington. It’s a great way to celebrate our sisterhood and interact with our collegiate sisters from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
- Alumnae Meet and Greet Open House Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Dinner and Awards Celebration: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Alumnae Reception: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- Philanthropy Fun Night and Basket Raffle: 9:00 p.m.
Dress is casual.
The cost for dinner and fun night is $35. Please make checks payable to Delta Zeta Sorority – Region VIII and send them to the following no later than Wednesday, April 9:
424 Murphy Avenue North
Hopkins, MN 55343
If you are willing to volunteer and join us for the entire day – beginning at 7:30 a.m. – we would love to have you join us. Please contact me as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling for the Gamma Scholarship - Saturday, May 17, 8:00 p.m.
Lakeville Family Bowl
20944 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Bring friends and family and be prepared for a good time while raising money for our scholarship. Here’s how it works: each person spends $20 for 3 games of bowling and shoe rental $10 of that goes into the prize fund with $10 per person going to the scholarship fund. The more people we have, the more funds we raise! When you win money (no skill required) you place your winnings in your team envelope. Extra donations count for your total! The team with the most amount of money in their envelope at the end of the night wins a prize. We will also have a raffle to raise extra funds. If you would like to donate something to the raffle, please contact Holly or simply bring it along. RSVP by evite which will be sent in April or to Holly Thompson at email@example.com or 651-216-9345.
The Lakeville Family Bowl also has a full cash bar and short order kitchen - AWESOME burgers and deep fried snacks. Note: The Bowl does not accept checks or credit cards, but has an ATM available.
DZ Dump - Thursday, June 5 & Saturday, June 7
3505 Humboldt Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Clean out those closets and basements and bring your “priced” stuff to Sylvia Kafkas’s home in the East Calhoun Neighborhood to sell in our annual DZ dump garage sale. We will be accepting donations on Thursday from 7 p.m. -9 p.m. and the sale is on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We do not return the items to you so it really is a “dump!” Clothes do not tend to sell unless they are children’s. All proceeds go to the Gamma Scholarship.
Please contact Megan Trout if you can volunteer on Thursday or Saturday, cannot bring your items during the Thursday time, or need help picking up your items. Megan's contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org and 507-210-4183.
Save the Date!
In addition to our events, consider attending a Twin Cities Alumnae Panhellenic Association (TCAPA) event. TCAPA plans several events throughout the year. These events are a great opportunity to network with sorority women in the Twin Cities. Mark your calendars and watch more more information to come via email. Contact Tina Kelly at 952-836-5308 or email@example.com for more information.
April (Date TBA) - Philanthropy Event/Spring Social TBA
May 6 - Spring Council Meeting
*All panhellenic events start at 6:30pm and take place in locations across the metro.
To send dues or donations:
1890 Ide Street
Maplewood, MN 55109
President: Barb Brotherton
Vice President Membership: Yee-Ling Mui
Vice President Programming: Julie Hauser
Secretary: Deb Meagher
Treasurer: Shelley Monitor
PR/Newsletter: Holly Thompson
Scholarship: Steph Erickson
Collegiate Relations/Panhellenic Delegate: Tina Kelly
Philanthropy: Katie Whitehead
Member at Large (Historian, DZ Dump): Megan Trout