THETA PHI ALPHA e-NEWS
THETA PHI ALPHA e-NEWS
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Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2013-05 (Issue 46)
Welcome Back, Alpha Delta Chapter!
The Grand Council is thrilled to announce that on May 18, the Alpha Delta Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha was reinstated at St. Norbert College in West DePere, Wisconsin. 25 collegians and 1 alumna were initiated as members of Theta Phi Alpha during this installation event. Allison Bolin, National Vice President-Programming, and Amy Bailes, National Treasurer, attended as the initiating and installing officers. Special thanks to St. Norbert’s Colony Advisor, Peggy Esche, and other alumnae who attended in support of the event making the initiation and installation welcoming to our new sisters!
Congratulations can be sent to Chapter President Emily Gear at: St.NorbertColony@ThetaPhiAlpha.org
Welcome, Delta Beta Chapter!
The Grand Council is also ecstatic to announce that also on May 18, the Delta Beta Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha was installed at the St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York. 46 collegians and 17 alumnae were initiated as members of Theta Phi Alpha during this installation event. Amanda Horvat, National Vice President-Collegians, and Michelle LaPlatney, National Vice President-Extension, attended as the initiated and installing officers. Special thanks to the Gamma Rho Chapter and other collegians and alumnae who attended in support of the event making the initiation and installation welcoming to our new sisters!
Congratulations can be sent to Chapter President Krista Ingelbretsen at: St.JosephsColony@ThetaPhiAlpha.org
Theta Phi Alpha Flag Flown in Afghanistan
Just this week Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity was presented with an American flag and a Theta Phi Alpha flag both flown over an American outpost, Kandahar Airfield, in Afghanistan on April 30, 2013. Accompanying the flags was the certificate indicating the flags were flown at the request of SGT Jennifer Kelly, 1048th Transportation Company, 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Jennifer is an alumna of Theta Phi Alpha’s Gamma Alpha Chapter; she told us she was honored to fly a Theta Phi Alpha flag while serving her first tour.
Theta Phi Alpha is privileged, proud, and honored to have members who have served and are serving in the armed forces. Thank you SGT Kelly for your service and wonderful gift! To see pictures of the certificate and flying flag, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/e-news-afghanistan-flag
Siena Medalist Nominations Now Open
Theta Phi Alpha’s Board of Trustees announces the search for nominations for Theta Phi Alpha’s next Siena Medalist to be awarded at the 2014 National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Siena Medal, named after Saint Catherine of Siena, is the highest honor our Fraternity bestows upon a non-member. Please take some time to research and nominate an amazing woman who has done something worthy of this honor. Nominees should be women of distinction in their profession, advocates for social service, or personal role models.
Nominations are requested by September 1, 2013. To make a nomination or to ask any questions, please contact Mari Ann Callais via the National Office.
2013 Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity Mail Vote
Did you know that a vote to change or amend the Theta Phi Alpha Ritual or the National Constitution & Bylaws may occur between Conventions as part of a mail vote? The 2013 Mail Vote, distributed to delegates in March, contains four motions. Chapters and Alumnae Associations that are in good standing are eligible to vote on behalf of the members they represent. Voting ends May 29 and the results will be announced afterwards.
To read the motions, the informational memo about the vote, or to join the online discussion regarding the motions, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/2013-mail-vote (login required).
Congratulations to Our Newly Appointed/Reappointed National Officers
The following sisters were recently appointed or reappointed by Grand Council to serve as National Officers:
Nicole Tanon, Alpha Epsilon - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Rho
Holly Mast, Beta Lambda - National Risk Manager
Interested in applying to be a National Officer? Positions are available! To apply, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/volunteer-opportunities
Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
This issue Theta Phi Alpha celebrates the anniversary of…
May 23, 1963 - Alpha Zeta Chapter, The Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
May 24, 1919 - Gamma Chapter, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH
May 29, 1920 - Zeta Chapter, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN