How Your Nom Com Is Like A Rom Com!

In popular culture, Rom Com is short for romantic comedy, a classic movie genre that includes fan favourites like The Philadelphia Story, When Harry Met Sally and Bridget Jones’s Diary. In Tri Delta, Nom Com is an abbreviation of nominating committee, the group that oversees the placement of members in officer positions.

It might appear that Rom Com and Nom Com have nothing in common, but upon closer inspection, they do share some fundamental traits…

Opposites Attract

In a romantic comedy, the leads are usually two opposites who end up completing each other in a Yin and Yang sort of way. Similarly, your Nom Com is seeking various leadership styles and different skill sets that will balance the slate.

Action, Not Words

Although the banter is fun and memorable, it’s the action in Rom Coms that keeps them moving. Your nominating committee is looking for good communicators who will also take action to move the chapter forward.

Unpredictably Predictable

The best Rom Coms are predictable – almost! There’s a certain formula that audiences expect, but it’s the twist and turns we didn’t see coming that keep the genre fresh and exciting. Your Nom Com strives to slate officers who value our traditional events, but who are also interested in creating novel programming experiences.

Please keep these traits in mind as you consider nominating a sister or self-nominating for the Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter 2018-2020 Executive Committee slate. Click HERE for more information on Nom Com and how you can participate in shaping our chapter leadership for the next biennium!

Loyally,

Your 2018-2020 Nominating Committee

Carly Klassen (Chair): ccklassen@hotmail.com/416.300.4184

Melanie Blundell: m.blundell91@gmail.com/416.453.5337

Betty-Faye LeRiche: leriche@sympatico.ca/905.732.6262

TriDelta Sweatshirt Pre-Order Extended

Sign up now for the new DDD Sweatshirt pre-order! Profits will go to support the Adopt A New Member fund.

The pre-order will give us an idea of how much interest there is in this item. If we have 20 orders, the pricing will be $67 per sweatshirt. If we are able to reach 36 orders, the pricing will go down to $57. Help us drive down the cost by signing up now! Final pricing will be set after Founders’ Day then payment will be accepted via pay pal on the alum site.

Take this opportunity to treat yourself or purchase as a holiday or birthday gift for your sisters!

Delivery in early 2018 however, if this is a holiday gift, we can make arrangements for an earlier pick up.

Available in size Sm-2XL
The sweatshirt can be purchased in a more fitted size for the wide neck look or a larger size for the trendy off-the-shoulder effect.

Size chart:
Sizes S M L XL 2XL
Width 18.75″ 19.5″ 20.5″ 21.5 22.5″
Length 25″ 25.5″ 26.13″ 26.75″ 27.38″

(Sizes similar to The Gap)

To order, email Sorensenselen@gmail.com with your desired size.

 

Toronto Alumnae Chapter Elections for 2018-2020

(Source: www.annetaintor.com)

“I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills.”

– Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

Calling all “bossy” alumnae! I’m your Nom Com Mom! That means I’m the chair of the 2018-2020 Nominating Committee of the Toronto Alumnae Chapter.

All joking aside, the role of the Nominating Committee is an important one. We slate the President, Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary for the next biennium.

The slate of officers will be presented at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 11th and all dues-paying members of the Toronto Alumnae Chapter are eligible to vote.

While committee chairs are appointed, not elected, your Nom Com is happy to accept nominations for these keys roles as well, so we can make recommendations to the incoming Executive Committee.

Here’s the list of Executive Committee chair appointments in alphabetical order: Adopt-A-New Member Program, Alumnae-Collegiate Relations, Database, Dorothy Cody Award, Golden Circle, Historian, Membership, Newsletter Editor, Panhellenic, Philanthropy, Social Events, Social Media & Gin Systems, Young Alumnae and Webmaster.

What do we need from you?

  • If you haven’t already done so, please pay your alumnae chapter dues, so that you are eligible to nominate a sister, self-nominate and vote.
  • The Committee is accepting nominations by email and by phone until Friday, February 2nd. My contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
  • For each of your nominees, kindly explain why you believe she is the ideal candidate.
  • All nominees will be asked to fill out our Leadership Profile. Please click Leadership Profile 2018 to view and download it.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in the shaping of our chapter leadership for the next biennium. We look forward to receiving your nominations and your completed Leadership Profiles.

Loyally,

Your 2018-2020 Nominating Committee

Carly Klassen (Chair): ccklassen@hotmail.com/416.300.4184

Melanie Blundell: m.blundell91@gmail.com/416.453.5337

Betty-Faye LeRicheleriche@sympatico.ca/905.732.6262

 

 

Holiday Nails

Do your nails need some refreshing before the holidays? Well now is your chance!

DDD Holiday Nail Night is on Monday Dec 18th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided!!

Alma Natural Spa is located at 2105 Yonge St (just south of Eglinton). The spa has requested that you let me know your time preference
and whether you want a mani or pedi and I can make the appointment. They have reserved ten spots so far for us. Please check out their site for types of manis and pedis, along with pricing 🙂 http://www.almanaturalspa.com/

We could walk to Pickle Barrel for dinner afterwards – let me know if you’re interested!

Send an email to krystal.mercer@hotmail.com with your time preference and mani and pedi request so I can book your appointment 🙂 Hope to see you there!

Founders Photos

Founders’ Day Photos are available here http://bit.ly/DDDTO2017

Thank you Colin for volunteering your time to take these.

Founders’ Day

This Wednesday is Founders’ Day and we have some really great items for this year’s Silent Auction. There will be jewelry, beer baskets, delta swag bags, leafs tickets, raptors tickets and much more! Make sure to bring cash and/or cheque, as we will not be accepting IOUs. Prizes go to the highest bidder with payment on site.

Also, a reminder to convert you change from the change jar challenge into either bills or a cheque and hand those in at the registration table. Diamonds vs. dolphins!

PS. if you have any last minute items you would like to donate to the Silent Auction please e-mail me asap at asiapineau@gmail.com

Member News: Concussion Is Brain Injury is Published!

As you may remember, I crowdfunded an update to Concussion Is Brain Injury back in 2016. I’m pleased to announce that it’s finally launched!

Kirkus Reviews: “the intricate details of the author’s experience are riveting and enlightening.”

After many years of incubation, Concussion Is Brain Injury is re-birthed with a brand-new reader-friendly structure, all-new chapters, and updated information on my newest (experimental) treatments. The Treating the Neurons and Me edition tells my story in all its rawness and, in separate sections, outlines the lessons I learned, the treatments I underwent that dramatically healed — and keep healing — my damaged brain. I’ve written it for people with brain injury and those who know people with brain injury, with sections and related blog pages for those who want to know more about the technical details.

Self-Publishing Review: “Jeejeebhoy’s tale is highly emotional…uplifting, while giving a realistic view of recovery.”

Brain injury is a hidden epidemic and unfortunately is not treated under the current standard of care. Although fellow Torontonians like Dr. Norman Doidge have spread the news about the neuroplasticity of the brain and treatments harnessing that, most people with brain injury remain untreated. As I write: “traditional rehabilitation, involving cognitive therapy and rest, were ineffective.” Rest and strategies are not treatment. My goal in writing Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me is to change that and give people knowledge of how they can begin to heal their brain.

Concussion Is Brain Injury

Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me is out now in paperback or ebook. Please check out my website page on it for all the details.

Founders’ Jar Challenge

With Founders’ Day fast approaching, reminder to everyone about the change challenge Samantha Goodwill started last year! I hope everyone has been adding their spare change to the jars that were distributed at last Founders’ Day.

Make sure to convert all your change into a cheque and bring it to this Founders’ Day so we can calculate who the winning team is – will it be the Diamonds or the Dolphins?! Can’t wait to find out.

*All proceeds going to POGO!

We also have some great items in the Silent Auction including events tickets and a family photo session. Bring you cheque book so you don’t miss out on the bidding

#DDD129

DDD Drinks November 7th 6pm

Tuesday, November 7th is DDDrinks at Snakes & Lattes at 489 College St (west of Bathurst). Come for 6pm and play some board games and have a few snacks and drinks! Let me know if you would like to join!

Founders is over 80% sold out

Sisters get your ticket for Founders dinner today. This event will sell out and you don’t want to  miss a great evening.

Join us as we celebrate Founders’ Day 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday, November 22nd. Please RSVP by providing payment on the Paypal link provided on the right. Be sure to choose your meal selection using the dropdown menu on the Paypal link.

 

Location: Willard Room at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel located at 220 Bloor Street West

Time: Cocktails and reception will commence at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards at 7:00pm

Menu:

Starter: Cookstown Salad Greens, Shaved Carrots, Cucumber & Radish with Light Italian Dressing

Entrée: Fingerling Potatoes and Battonnets of Maple Glazed Root Vegetables with your choice of;

Seared Supreme of Chicken stuffed with Parsley Butter OR Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Dessert: Banana Split in Mason Jars

Pricing: $70 or $90 for non-members

Parking: There is a Green P parking lot directly behind the restaurant. From Bloor Street, go North on Bedford Rd. then make a right into the parking lot (9 Bedford Rd. is the address for the parking lot). There is an entrance directly into the hotel from the lot.

TTC: The Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel is located on the North side of Bloor Street between St. George and Bay subway stations. Either Exit at St. George station and walk East or exit at Bay station and walk West.

Please be advised that beverages sold at the event include gratuities!