Welcome all y’all to Mu Mu of Greater Kansas City! I am speaking in Texan after having the honor of attending and representing Mu Mu at our #AmplifyAlphaChi 60th convention in Austin, TX. The convention was a wonderful opportunity to meet sisters from across the country and learn from each other and the great speakers at the educational sessions. It was an honor for me to wear Mu Mu’s centennial sash, representing 104 years of Real.Strong.Women in the greater Kansas City area. Mu Mu was honored with the Continuing Excellence award. This award is presented to alumnae chapters that continually go above and beyond in their Alpha Chi Omega alumnae engagement and activities. This was the 20th time Mu Mu has received the award. The convention theme was to engage all our sisters in amplifying the sisterhood and message of Alpha Chi Omega. It was a call to act on our Alpha Chi Omega mottos and values. Why did we choose Alpha Chi Omega and why do we continue to stay involved with our sisters? What does the fraternity bring to our lives? The keynote speakers encouraged convention attendees to better understand themselves in order to connect in a true sense to help others. How have your Alpha Chi Omega experiences and values helped make you into the person you are today?
Last year, Mu Mu was selected by the Alpha Chi Omega Lifetime Engagement group and Foundation, to co-host a Women and Wisdom program in the Kansas City area. We were one of three locations in the country to co-host this program. We had a wonderful Alpha Chi Omega speaker, Carrie Tergin, Mayor of Jefferson City, MO, who shared how her Alpha Chi Omega leadership experiences shaped her values and leadership style. We had over 85 members attend this event, sponsored by Sherry Forsee, at the Kansas City Country Club. Women and Wisdom is an online networking experience designed to connect alumnae and collegians through professional interests and experiences. Participating in a mentoring program is an extremely effective way for people to develop new skills, achieve goals and identify areas for growth. Please check the Alpha Chi Omega website or contact me for more information, if you are interested in participating.
We have another year of great programs planned for 2018-2019. We would like to welcome all the Alpha Chi Omega alumnae in the area to join us. Our Welcome Back event in September is a great time to meet Alpha Chi sisters, old and new, in an informal setting. The Founders’ Day dinner honors our heritage and our 50 and 75 year members. Last year, in addition to pinning several 50 yr members, we had the honor of pinning two 75 yr members at our dinner. Our Foundation/Rose Brooks event is an opportunity to support both organizations with a great evening including a silent auction, food and drink to share with sisters, family and friends. This event has raised over $75,000 since its inception. Whether you are new to Kansas City, a recent grad, or now have time to get involved, we would love to see you at one or more of our events. There are a great mix of activities to choose from, including monthly programs, GAMMA-day time meetings, monthly Lunch Bunch, Young Alum outings, Mom and Tot, and fundraising and altruism events for family and friends. Please contact me or any other board member if you have any questions, need a ride, or would like to carpool. Please check out the program schedule and mark the dates on your calendar. Thanks to all the loyal members that pay their dues, serve on the board, support our fundraisers through attendance and donations, and attend our monthly programs.
Beverly Wood Nichols, Alpha Nu ’75