Delta Zeta

Twin Cities Alumnae Bi-Monthly Mini - January 2014

President's Letter


A new year is upon us so I hope you’ll consider joining your Delta Zeta sisters at an upcoming outing – whether it is volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland, enjoying an evening with your Panhellenic sisters at the Badge Day Social, or attending the delightful Spring Luncheon – we would love to see you.

On behalf of our chapter, I also want to express my appreciation to the sisters who paid their annual membership dues. Your continued support funds our national and Twin Cities Alumnae Panhellenic dues, assists with programming, supports the Gamma Scholarship, and so much more.

The slate of officers for 2014 – 2016 is presented in this issue of the newsletter. I wish to thank our sisters who have volunteered to serve as an officer for our chapter. The installation of officers will be held at the Spring Luncheon in March.

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for Region Day which is planned for Saturday, April 26. Details are forthcoming so stay tuned to the March edition of the newsletter!

May this be the happy beginning of a wonderful year for you!

In the flame,

Barb Jones Brotherton

Thank you to all our members for supporting our Delta Zeta alumnae chapter!

Diamond Level

Barb Brotherton

Susan Feuerherm

Julie Hauser

Abigail Hoover

Sylvia Kafkas

Paula McQuillen

Debra Meagher

Virginia Merritt

Shelley Monitor

Kristine Pfenning-Wendt

Judy Stolley

Laura Vukelich

Rose Level

Mary Jo Dillenburg

Jaclyn Mielke

Charlotte Olsen

Missy Reichert

Bailey Ribich

Shannon Storhahl

Penny Wells

Annual Level

Marilyn Afdahl

Lauren Andruss

Grace Bartholet

Katy Bartholet

Karen Beese

Laura Beilke

Linda Best

Catherine Bly

Mary Brenden

Julia Butterworth

Brenda Can

DJ Dahl

Mary Emmeck

Nikki Epple-Townsend

Stephanie Erickson

Roxanne Fons

Barbara Gee

Carol Gibbs

Jean Gorell

Kathleen (Kay) Gould

Ashley Grossman

Allison Harkness

Sally Hively

Jane Holmberg

Danielle Juskiewicz

Kristen Kalinowski

Carolyn Kapuska

Kristina Kelly

Amanda Kleinschmidt

Sally Klemp

Kassara Kneeland

Beth Knutson-Kolodzne

Jean McDermid

Lynne Megan

Kari Mogen

Valerie Morrison

Yee-Ling Mui

Jean Nickalatos

Carol Opheim

Donna Philion

DeeAnn Roberts

Rhonda Roe

Siri Rustad

Susan Sexton

Kristin Sherman

Jane Spartz

Lindsey Stevens

Marita Stevens

Kathleen Teachout

Holly Thompson

Barbara Tischart

Gail Trenholm

Megan Trout

Dani Vetrano

Katie Whitehead

Abby Wright

Renee Wright

Joan Yearous

Slate of Officers for 2014-2016

The following people have accepted the committee nomination to the slate for the 2014-2016 board term. The information for adding people to the slate is listed below per our bylaws Article IV, section 4 and 5. Per the bylaws, we will vote on the slate at our spring luncheon on March 22. If you want to nominate another member for a position on the slate, please send a signed letter to me, Shelley Monitor, 1890 Ide St, Maplewood, MN 55109.

Nominations of Chapter Officers and Standing Committee Chairs.

The Executive Board of the Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter shall appoint a nominating committee chair and at least two (2) committee members prior to or by December 1 previous to a nominating year. The nominating committee shall make its report to the Executive Board before February 1. Additions to the slate may be made by March 1, to the nominating committee, and requires the written consent of the nominee and the written request of three (3) other Chapter members to place the name on the ballot.

Election of Chapter Officers and Standing Committee Chairs.

The election of Chapter officers and standing committee chairs shall be immediately upon the close of nominations, March 1. In the event there is but one candidate for an office, the secretary shall be instructed to cast a unanimous vote for the nominee. If there is more than one candidate for any office/standing committee chair, all members in good standing present (except for the President) will vote at a Chapter meeting held by March 31. In the event of a tie, the Chapter President will cast the deciding vote. All officers and standing committee chairs will be presented in the next Chapter correspondence.

President, Historical Archiving Chair - Barb Brotherton

VP Programming - Abby Hoover

Treasurer/VP Membership - Shelley Monitor

Secretary - Brenda Can

Public Relations Chairman - Bailey Ribich

Scholarship, Collegiate Relations Chairman - Tina Kelley

Panhellenic Delegate, Garage Sale Chairman - Megan Trout

Alternate Panhellenic Delegate - Yee-Ling Mui

Philanthropy - Katie Whitehead

Starkey Chairman, Bowling Event Chairman - Holly Thompson

Philanthropy Event - Thursday, February 20, 6-8 p.m.

Join us in our first philanthropy event of the year at Second Harvest Heartland in Golden Valley to help provide hunger relief for our community. On Thursday, February 20 from 6-8 pm 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 at 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 in advance. Thank you for volunteering with us, we look forward to another fun event! Any questions can be directed to Katie Whitehead at

Second Harvest Heartland West

6325 Sandburg Rd. Suite 1700

Golden Valley, MN 55427

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


Menu Options:

Choice of:

____ 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 – additional $5 for late registrations. RSVP with menu selection by March 15 to Ashley Grossman at or call 320-293-2929.

Payment should be mailed to:

Ashley Grossman

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

Save the Date!

Click to see the updated TCA events calendar. Future dates are set for a philanthropy night, Region XIII weekend, and the Starkey Gala. We also have tentative dates for other events. If you would like to be involved in hosting or planning an event, contact Julie Hauser.

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 for more information.

Feb. 4 - Winter Council Meeting

Mar. 3 - Badge Day Social - Monday

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.

Contact Us!

To send dues or donations:

Shelley Monitor

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