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e-News Issue Number 87
National Office Holiday Hours
This holiday season the Theta Phi Alpha National Office will close on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. See you in the New Year!
New Foundation Board Members
The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors to the Board: Katie Evans, Alpha Nu, Director of Finance; and Kathleen Sullivan, Alpha Gamma, Director of Communications. Congratulations ladies!
Giving Tuesday Set Records for Theta Phi Alpha Foundation!
Thanks to all who participated in GivingTuesday for the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation! It was a fun day seeing why our sisters believe in Theta Phi Alpha Foundation. We are thrilled to share the news that we have set records in three areas. We increased our number of donors by 9%. The average donation went up by 15%. We are most excited to let you know that our overall donation total increased by 25% over last year for more than $5,500. A final total will soon be published atwww.facebook.com/ThetaPhiAlphaFoundation.
Do You Know a Potential Leadership Consultant?
We’re looking for our next group of Leadership Consultants to support Theta Phi Alpha's extension efforts and help chapters and colonies with recruitment, officer training, and provide guidance and support. Help us find these campus leaders by encouraging a motivated sister to apply as one of our 2017-2018 Leadership Consultants. Applications are due by Jan. 16, 2017: http://thetaphialpha.cel ect.org/leadership-consultants (login required)
Susan Lee Looks Forward toward the Future in Latest Blog Post
“I’m writing this as we have just elected a new President of the United States of America. There are very polarized feelings of great fear and great hope across the country as this was a very close election. Our Founders’ in 1912 were not afforded the rights women have today, including the right to vote...” [Read more]
Grand Council Prep Calls
Beginning this January, the Grand Council will be hosting monthly phone calls for sisters who are interested in serving on the Grand Council for the upcoming biennium starting at Convention 2018. Consider joining one of these calls to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Grand Council members. Contactnp@thetaphialpha.org for more information.
2018 Siena Medal Nominations
Nominations are being accepted now through June 1, 2017. Siena Medalists have created a legacy of integrity, principled leadership, grace and social change. Help us find our next honoree:http://thetaphialpha.celect.or g/siena-medal-nominations
Updated Travel and Expense Policy
Do you travel on official business for Theta Phi Alpha? If so, please take a moment to review our updated travel and expense policy. (login required)
The following sisters were recently appointed, or re-appointed, by Grand Council to serve as National Officers for the new biennium:
Megan Simpson, Delta Eta,Interim Delta Eta Chapter Advisor
Carlee Reiber, Gamma Xi,Conference Director
Join us in our new online community to connect to your ever lasting network of Theta Phi Alpha sisters,http://my.thetaphialpha.org. Visit the site today to set up your new account, search for sisters, update your career information, and check the box to allow sisters to contact you about being a possible mentor!
Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
Dec. 2, 1923 - Lambda Chapter, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY
Dec. 3, 1988 - Beta Delta Chapter, Muskingum Univ., New Concord, OH
Dec. 3, 1994 - Gamma Alpha Chapter, Penn State, The Behrend College, Erie, PA
Dec. 4, 2002 - Gamma Delta Chapter, Rowan Univ., Glassboro, NJ
Dec. 4, 2011 - Gamma Phi Chapter, Indiana Univ. at South Bend, South Bend, IN
Dec. 6, 1941 - Tau Chapter, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI
Dec. 15, 2012 - Gamma Omega Chapter, Trine Univ., Angola, IN