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  • Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2015-10 (Issue 80) 


    2015-2016 Alumnae Dues

    We could not have had so many successes in Theta Phi Alpha with you!  Due to your support, Theta Phi Alpha continues to make an impact in the lives of our members.  We hope you choose to continue your lifelong commitment to Theta Phi Alpha and our programs and services by paying your Theta Phi Alpha Alumnae Dues.  Any contribution amount to Theta Phi Alpha is welcome and greatly appreciated in helping our Fraternity advance.  To pay your dues or learn how far your dues can go, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/your-support-matters.  Don’t forget to check out this year’s alumnae dues keepsakes as our way of saying ‘thanks!’ for your continued support!


    NPC Chairman’s Message

    NPC Chairman, Jean M. Mrasek, recently shared a message on NPC transitions.  To read the chairman’s message, visit: http://npcchairman.blogspot.com/


    Theta Phi Alpha to Elect Grand Council and Board of Trustees

    It is with great pleasure that the Board of Trustees announces the opening for nominations for the 2015-2016 Grand Council and Board of Trustees! Leading our Fraternity into the next century is a great responsibility. The Fraternity is looking for sisters who feel they have the time, energy, and talent to do what is in the best interest of Theta Phi Alpha. We encourage you to evaluate your interest in serving the Fraternity in this important time in our history.

    The Consent to Serve form and qualification for eligibility for The Grand Council and Board of Trustees can be found online at http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/convention-2016. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Palmisano at aliciapalmisanoBOT@yahoo.com.


    2015 National Award Winners

    On Oct. 11, 2015, Theta Phi Alpha and the Board of Trustees announced the recipients of the 2015 National Awards during the virtual awards celebration hosted on Facebook. The event was introduced by the Board of Trustees as a way to provide annual recognition for the great achievements and efforts of our collegiate and alumnae members. The biennial national awards ceremony will continue to be held at the Theta Phi Alpha National Convention. Visit the website for a complete list of winners – http://bit.ly/1PealUf – Congratulations!

    If you are interested in providing feedback on the latest changes to the awards process, please take the survey found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NDE7ngVMuLijuqJFo_Q59iFI4gjk1dSh6O_-MfecUCs/viewform


    Theta Phi Day 2015

    Theta Phi Day is for Theta Phi Alphas to gather together to share information, learn from each other, and celebrate our friendship and sisterhood. It is a time to foster strong bonds of sisterhood while also gaining knowledge and providing input regarding current organizational programs and endeavors. This fall, we will have thirteen Theta Phi Day celebrations across the country.  Due the timing of Leadership Conference and Officer Leadership Training, we will now hold Theta Phi Days annually in the month of November. 

    This year, we are excited to bring the topic of Ritual to our Theta Phi Day.  In the Spring, our chapters will also be participating in National Ritual Celebration Week hosted by Phi Mu Fraternity.  Our hope and goal is to bring the topic of Ritual to the forefront for our women and generate conversation that will inspire them to show their communities how we as Theta Phi Alphas live our ritual every day. 

    For more information on Theta Phi Day or our other programs, contact Allison Bolin, National Vice President-Programming, at NVP-P@ThetaPhiAlpha.org


    Congratulations to Our Recently Appointed National Officers

    The following sisters were recently appointed by Grand Council to serve as National Officers:

    Tracey Liphardt, Alpha Nu - National Parlimentarian
    Trezlen Drake, Alpha Zeta - National Parlimentarian Asst.
    Melissa Zolla, Beta Xi  - Chapter Advisor - Beta Omega
    Katie O'Connor, Delta Epsilon - Chapter Advisor - Delta Epsilon
    Katie Jensen, Alpha Delta - Chapter Advisor - Delta Zeta, Remote
    Samantha Kwasniuk, Gamma Upsilon - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Psi
    Cecilia Christmas, Beta Omega - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Rho
    Rachel Tighe, Gamma Xi - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Xi
    Clarissa Acuna, Gamma Zeta - Conference Director
    Kimberly Theis, Chi - Conference Director
    Katherine Neidig, Delta Alpha - Social Media Coordinator

    Interested in applying to be a National Officer?  We are currently looking for Pearl Protectors committee members.  To apply, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/volunteer-opportunities


    What is the Sisterhood Society?

    The Sisterhood Society is a special program created expressly for collegiate women who support the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation with an individual gift. An annual donation of $19.12 to the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation enables a sister to become a contributor to the educational and philanthropic work of the Foundation. To join today, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/sisterhood-society


    Share Your Stories!

    Do you have a personal or professional accomplishment you’re proud of, or know a sister who does? We're looking to highlight the extraordinary work that our members are doing within their communities. Send your story ideas to socialmedia@thetaphialpha.org and it might get published in the next issue of The Compass!


    Congratulations to Dr. Mari Ann Callais

    Congratulations to past National President, Dr. Mari Ann Callais, as the recipient of Phi Sigma Sigma’s, Josette George Kaufman Interfraternal Service Award, presented at their 2015 Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Read more here, bit.ly/1LsrB5I


    Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries

    This issue Theta Phi Alpha celebrates the anniversary of…

    September 13, 1987 - Beta Alpha Chapter, Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY
    September 22, 1952 - Chi Chapter, Creighton Univ., Omaha, NE
    October 15, 1983 - Alpha Omicron Chapter, Xavier Univ., Cincinnati, OH
    October 26, 1968 - Alpha Theta Chapter, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI


    Chapter Administration & Programming Newsletter

    Check out the latest information sent to chapters and our chapter administration team through our monthly newsletter at http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/newsletters. We send out announcements, reminders and the latest happenings each month.  If there are specific topics of interest that you feel our chapters would benefit from please feel free to email Amanda Horvat at NVP-C@thetaphialpha.org.


    Yours in the Bonds of Sisterhood,

    Jennifer Hubbley Klug 
    National Vice President – Alumnae 
    Theta Phi Alpha 

    For past issues of the eNews or to submit a story, visit: http://www.thetaphialpha.org/eNews

    To read the National President’s New & Notes, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/np-news-notes

    To read the National Vice President-Collegians’ Chapter Administration & Programming Newsletter, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/chapter-administration-newsletters