AOII Spring Newsletter 2016

Lambda Rho Chapter

Welcome!

Lambda Rho has been busy on TCU's campus! Our chapter is growing and thriving and we are excited to share what we have been doing and how you can get involved with what's to come!

Upcoming Dates

  • April 9th: Ceremony of Transition
  • April 10th: Initiation
  • April 17th: Recruitment Workshop
  • April 17th: Strike Out Arthritis with the Texas Rangers
  • April 22nd: Social Event
  • April 28th - 29th: Study Days
  • May 2nd - 6th: Final Exams



  • August 8th/9th: All Sorority Move-In
  • August 8th - 13th: Work Week
  • August 12th: Tentative Mock Recruitment Preview Night
  • August 14th - 18th: Formal Recruitment
  • April 19th: Bid Day
  • August 22nd: First Day of Classes
  • September 16-18th: TCU & AOII Family Weekend
  • September 17th: TCU Homecoming

Spotlight: Sink Out

Our chapter just held our 2nd annual Sink Out Arthritis Event! Many other fraternities and sororities on campus came out and participated to play and raise money. We also had a profit share with the local Tea2Go that helped us raise additional funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Thank you to all who helped make this event a success!

FALL EVENTS

Dads' Weekend

In November, the ladies welcomed their dads into town to have a fun-filled weekend. Over the weekend the women and their dads enjoyed a dinner and a concert at Billy Bobs' in the stockyards, had a tailgate prior to a Horned Frog football game, and enjoyed brunch at Woodshed in Fort Worth.

Founders' Day

Every year AOII chapters gather together with local alumnae to celebrate our four Founders. Lambda Rho celebrated in January at a local venue, where we shared a meal, honored our Founders, and celebrated members of our chapter for their success over the past year.

Jingle Bell Run

Each year, the Arthritis Foundation, our national philanthropy hosts a Christmas themed run to fundraise for arthritis efforts. After being honored for creating one of the largest teams, several members of Lambda Rho ran and walked together to raise awareness for arthritis efforts. Altogether, the team raised over $4,000 for Arthritis efforts.

SPRING EVENTS

Moms' Weekend

In February, Lambda Rho celebrated Moms' weekend around Fort Worth. Several girls' and their moms and relatives attended many events throughout the weekend. The ladies participated in a wine glass painting class using their crafting skills, relaxed and enjoyed a manicure and pedicure at spa day, and enjoyed a yummy brunch at Joe T Garcia's in the Historic Stockyards! We are all looking forward to Moms' weekend next Spring!

Spring Break

The beginning of March was TCU's spring break and several girls enjoyed time with their sisters, visiting warm and beautiful locations during their week off.

Ruby Ball - Spring Formal

Thank you to our wonderful Social Chair, Caity Lozniak, for planning a wonderful formal event for all of Lambda Rho. It was great to see everyone dressed up in their best, enjoying a great time with their dates and sisters!

Alumnae Spotlights

Catherine Stroud

Catherine (AOII '12, TCU '15) and her new husband recently moved to Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi, Japana. Catherine is teaching English at a small elementary school of only 32 students. She is excited about this new life adventure!

Ola Bodurka

Ola (AOII '12, TCU '15) currently resides in Dallas, TX where she works as a marketing coordinator for a commercial real estate company. She's an avid athlete and recently completed her first sprint triathlon on April 3rd, swimming 400 meters, biking 15 miles, and running 5 km.

LOOKING AHEAD

TCU's New Greek Community

Pictured is an image reflecting the plans for AOII's new house in TCU's Worth Hills. Construction is underway on campus and the all-new greek housing is planned to be finished Fall 2017! We are all so excited and anxious to see our new house!

Recruitment 2016

Over the past 2 semesters Lambda Rho has been preparing for recruitment and that will not change as we jump into the summer. We are all excited to see what new experiences recruitment with bring Lambda Rho, and especially the new members that will be joining us after formal recruitment. Thank you for your support of Lambda Rho!


Our chapter is in need of volunteers to help work behind the scenes during the week of formal recruitment. If you are interested in volunteering on the week of August 15th - 19th please contact c.berthold@tcu.edu with the day and time you would be willing to volunteer.

Donations

We are looking for donations for chapter meals, supplies, and other decorating materials. Additionally, we are in need of meals for sisterhood events, recruitment supplies, other treats, and facility supplies.


Please contact c.berthold@tcu.edu if you are interested in making a donation of any kind. Any and all help is always greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!

Interested in Parents' Club?

If you are interested in joining parents' club or receiving more information, please click this link and provide some basic information! Thank you for your support!