Fall Back into DDD does DDDrinks
September 6th at 5:00 p.m. at the Amsterdam BrewHouse (245 Queens Quay W)
Join us for our annual recruitment event along with DDD Drinks.
Feel free to stop by say hi, join us for appetizers and drinks – connect with a sister you haven’t seen in a while. We will be introducing all avenues to connect with DDD, from our social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to both of our websites – we hope to connect with you and help you Fall Back into DDD. Don’t forget to bring your donation for POGO too! Hope to see you there!
The Adopt-a-New-Member program helps support our new initiates in Canada Alpha. Funds are raised throughout the year to help members offset the cost of initiation in Tri Delta. The fees associated with new members and their first year dues are listed below. Please consider making a donation today.
New Member Fees:
New Member Fee-Fraternity: $51.75
New Member Fee- HC/Savings Account: $10
Initiation Fee- Fraternity: $178.25
Initiation Fee- HC/Savings Account: $15
Badge Fee: $201.25
Total = $456.25
Chapter and Fraternity Dues: $451
Non-Resident Fee: $20
Total = $507
You can donate to the Adopt a New Member fund here: http://torontoontario.tridelta.org/upcoming-events
Please join us as we celebrate Founders’ Day 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel on
Wednesday, November 21st. Please RSVP by providing payment below. Be sure to choose your meal selection using the dropdown menu.
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
Pricing: $70 or $90 for non-members
Get your tickets here: http://torontoontario.tridelta.org/upcoming-events
Pay your annual dues today to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing.
A portion of your dues goes to Tri Delta Executive Office to support programming. The remainder of your dues help the alumnae chapter to host events for the collegiate chapter, support St Jude, POGO, the Foundation, the Trilogy Fund, programming and send a representative to Convention.
You can pay your annual dues here: http://torontoontario.tridelta.org/upcoming-events
Summer has been an incredibly exciting time for the sisters of Canada Alpha! Despite this hiatus from regularly scheduled programming, however, Tri Delta has neither been out of site nor out of mind. Having flown to Memphis for the annual St. Jude trip and celebration, Maddie and Ellena came back with inspiration for an incredibly innovative fall philanthropy event (stay tuned for more information on this!) Meanwhile, in the company of a remarkable group of my Canadian sisters, I had the honor of attending Tri Delta’s 58th Bicentennial Convention. Together, we watched Fourth of July fireworks, sang, danced, and beamed as Arlene Chan received her Woman of Achievement Award. Though many of our sisters have been hard at work, continuing their studies into the summer or interning with some incredible companies, we have certainly played hard as well. As always seems to be the case, our house is one of travelers. While our sisters from south of the border traveled back home to Boston, California, Washington DC, and New York, many of our other sisters ventured even further from home, from India and Bali to the Netherlands and France. Canada Alpha also happens to be a chapter of music buffs, as many of our sisters attended some of the most anticipated festivals of the summer, namely Osheaga and Outside Lands. While we have been enjoying our time away from our academics, we are itching to reunite with each other in September. As recruitment season approaches, we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome some wonderful new members into our home, and share more of our activities with you.
I don’t remember too many news stories from when I was a child. My idyllic world was limited to family, friends, school, activities and toys. I do, however, recall the nightly images of Terry Fox on TV in the summer of 1980. Canada’s various news outlets were tracking the young amputee’s progress, as he bravely ran across the country to raise money for cancer research. He was a solitary silhouette jogging on the shoulder of a seemingly endless highway, but his Marathon of Hope united the nation.
Every September, our country is united again to continue Terry’s quest through the Terry Fox Run, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Toronto Alumnae Chapter is participating. Since 2014, the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team has raised $5217! We have set a lofty fundraising goal of $2000 for 2018.
Here’s what you can do to help:
Join the Mooredale group! Sign up online to participate with your Tri Delta sisters at the Mooredale location, 146 Crescent Road near Rosedale Station. As a group, we will be walking 5 km, but you’re free to walk, run, cycle or rollerblade 2.5, 5 or 10 km. We meet at 10 a.m. and go for brunch when we’re done. Family and friends are welcome.
Complete the Run at a different site! If Mooredale isn’t convenient for you, you can still join our team, completing the run at another location. There are more than 750 Terry Fox Runs across Canada.
Sponsor our team or an individual! If you’re unable to participate, you can still sponsor our team or a particular team member. There is no minimum donation, so we welcome all levels of sponsorship.
To join or to donate, check out http://www.terryfox.ca/trideltatoronto for details!
P.S. September is a busy month, so it can be difficult to commit to the date in advance. Unlike other charity runs, there is no entry fee and no minimum donation, so if you register and your plans change, there is no penalty. Please consider registering today and raising money in your community for this worthy cause.
I had the pleasure of attending two TriDelta conferences this year. In February I was invited to Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC) where I shared my story of applying for and receiving the Trilogy Grant after being diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. I was invited to my first TriDelta Convention where I was able to give an update on my life and properly thank the Foundation and entire organization.
The theme of convention was “Our Kind of Kind” inspired by Sarah Ida Shaw’s plan to found a society that is “kind alike to all.” There’s nothing like a convention of 500+ TriDelta members to show you that we really do all adhere to the same principles of leadership, and sisterhood.
Convention started with a welcome Lunch where we proudly filled a table with Canada Alpha and Canada Delta members. Front and center, our table was patriotically decked out in red and white candies, chocolate loonies, and Canadian flags: thank you to Michelle Mercer for the swag!
At the Awards Dinner the hall was filled with Oscar-worthy gowns. We witnessed our own Arlene Chan recognized with the coveted Woman of Achievement Award for her career as librarian, author, leader in the Chinese-Canadian community, as well as her athleticism in competitive dragon boat racing. Arlene was honored to be able to share this experience with so many Canadian alumnae.
The Toronto Alumnae Chapter won the award for Overall Member Experience highlighting the strength of our local alumnae chapter and the work of its members.
The fourth of July kicked it off with a lengthy business meeting. Amendments called back to what it means to be brave, bold, kind, and inclusive with our membership. The evening saw the dining room transformed into a backyard barbecue party with a live country band topped off with fireworks shot off to Katy Perry’s… Firework.
Pansy brunch closed convention with keynote speaker TriDelta alumna and Woman of Achievement award winner Catherine Crier.
I am grateful to have been able to attend Convention. TriDelta is a huge operation run by women for women, and it’s empowering to be reminded of the big-picture of it all. It was also a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of my fellow alumnae members and return home with further appreciation for our own Toronto chapter.
Save the date for Convention 2020 in Orlando July 10-12!
In the Bonds,