Welcome to another year of fun activities with your Alpha Chi Omega sisters! Recruitment is done, school is back in session, and Mu Mu is back in full swing. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone at our Welcome Back dinner on September 22nd and celebrating our sisterhood at our Founders’ Day dinner on October 27th.
In June I had the privilege of representing Mu Mu at the Alpha Chi Omega Convention in Orlando, Florida. What an honor! For the nineteenth convention in a row (that’s thirty-eight straight years!), Mu Mu took home one of the most prestigious awards that an alumnae chapter can receive, the Continuing Excellence Award. This award is presented to alumnae chapters that are constantly going above and beyond. After visiting with the many alumnae who were there, I can see why we keep receiving this award. I would especially like to thank each and every one of our Board members – you make my job easy!
Additionally, Mu Mu was recognized for reaching the Founders’ Roll of giving to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, meaning that our chapter has cumulatively given over $100,000. This is a huge accomplishment! In fact, we are one of only a handful of alumnae chapters to reach this level. Much of our fundraising dollars come from our signature Wine & Cheese event each spring. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to making these events such a success. Your support, whether it’s through serving on the planning committee, donating silent auction items, or attending the event, helped us to reach this major milestone. Thank you all!
Please take a moment to look at the many programming opportunities available this year. There are so many ways you can be involved and spend time with your sisters. In addition to our monthly programs, there are activities for Young Alumnae, Moms & Tots, Gamma, and Out to Lunch events. I encourage everyone to mark your calendars now, so you don’t miss out!
Hope your fall is off to a great start! I look forward to seeing you at an event this year!
Kim Bartak, Gamma Zeta ’00