Success at Terry Fox Run 2018!

Congrats to Krystal Mercer Medri, Michelle Mercer, Jenny Dundas, Carrie Illsley and Carly Klassen, a.k.a. Fox Force Five, for participating in our chapter’s fifth consecutive Terry Fox Run! Baby Noah Medri was our token male this year. 🙂 Thanks to our donors, including many Tri Deltas and Tri Psis, the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team raised $2120 for cancer research!

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Terry Fox Run – September 16, 2018

We’re six days out and $400 away from our alumnae chapter’s 2018 goal for the Terry Fox Run! If you can, please assist us in getting there. Your sponsorship will help fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs. Donations of $20 and above receive a tax receipt. Many thanks to everyone who has already supported us. As Terry said, “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going.”

Please use this link to access the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter run page:

https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=812117#&panel1-5

ONLY TWO WEEKS UNTIL TFR 2018…

… And our small but mighty team of two participants is only at 30% of our goal! Terry Fox said,“It’s got to keep going without me.” Please help keep Terry’s dream of ending cancer alive by joining or sponsoring our Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team! Check out http://www.terryfox.ca/trideltatoronto for details about the Terry Fox Run.

Here are some reasons to support the Terry Fox Foundation:

  • It is volunteer driven, with only 38 staff across Canada and over 9,000 volunteer Run Organizers
  • Their $0.18 operating expense ratio is one of the best in the Canadian not-for-profit sector
  • Terry wanted a cure for cancer so their research focus is multi-site, including lung, brain, paediatric, and more
  • They invest in research with the potential for best and fastest outcomes

September is a busy month, so the date might not be the most convenient. If you’re still undecided about whether you can commit, consider this: 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 register today and help us to raise money in our community for this worthy cause.

With gratitude,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team Captain

Toronto Tri Delts for Terry!

 

DDD Toronto Alum Chapter Team @ TFR 2017

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!

With gratitude,

Carly Klassen

Team Captain

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.

 

Reminder: Sisterhood Vegas Vacation!

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas

Dear Toronto Alumnae,

Psi Psi Psi, the sorority for Tri Delta mothers, is hosting its 2018 International Convention at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV from September 27-30. Tri Deltas are cordially invited to attend!

A meaningful mother-daughter weekend. A fun-filled Tri Delta reunion trip. A spectacular golf getaway. Feel free to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate to plan activities that interest you, then join the Convention for the Saturday banquet and/or the Violet Brunch on Sunday. The banquet is open to all Tri Psis, Tri Deltas, spouses, family and guests. The cost is $45 US per person. The Violet Brunch for Tri Psis and Tri Deltas is $30 US per person.

Also, the Tri Psis will be conducting initiation at the Convention. Tri Delta daughters serve as sponsors for their mothers at this Ritual written by Sarah Ida Shaw Martin. Initiation is open to mothers, stepmothers and foster mothers of DDDs of all ages, not just collegians. Whether your mom attended college, joined Tri Delta, joined a different NPC group or didn’t pledge a sorority at all, Tri Psi sisterhood is open to her. It’s a wonderful way to honor your mom and to share with her the bonds that Tri Psis and Tri Deltas hold dear.

Here is more information about Sam’s Town and how to register:

http://www.tripsisorority.com/2018-convention.html

2018 Tri Psi Conv Registration

Please feel free to share this invitation with your Tri Delta friends. I hope to see many of you there! Kindly let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to direct you to the appropriate party.

Loyally,

Carly Klassen

Past President, Toronto Alumnae Chapter

ccklassen@hotmail.com

 

You’re Invited to Vegas!

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas

Dear Toronto Alumnae,

I have some exciting news to share with you! Psi Psi Psi, the sorority for Tri Delta mothers, is hosting its 2018 International Convention at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV from September 27-30. Tri Deltas are cordially invited to attend!

A meaningful mother-daughter weekend. A fun-filled Tri Delta reunion trip. A spectacular golf getaway. Feel free to take advantage of the discounted hotel rate to plan activities that interest you, then join the Convention for the Saturday banquet and/or the Violet Brunch on Sunday. The banquet is open to all Tri Psis, Tri Deltas, spouses, family and guests. The cost is $45 US per person. The Violet Brunch for Tri Psis and Tri Deltas is $30 US per person.

Also, the Tri Psis will be conducting initiation at the Convention. Tri Delta daughters serve as sponsors for their mothers at this Ritual written by Sarah Ida Shaw Martin. Initiation is open to mothers, stepmothers and foster mothers of DDDs of all ages, not just collegians. Whether your mom attended college, joined Tri Delta, joined a different NPC group or didn’t pledge a sorority at all, Tri Psi sisterhood is open to her. It’s a wonderful way to honor your mom and to share with her the bonds that Tri Psis and Tri Deltas hold dear.

Here is more information about Sam’s Town and how to register:

http://www.tripsisorority.com/2018-convention.html

2018 Tri Psi Conv Registration

Please feel free to share this invitation with your Tri Delta friends. I hope to see many of you there! Kindly let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to direct you to the appropriate party.

Loyally,

Carly Klassen

Past President, Toronto Alumnae Chapter

ccklassen@hotmail.com

 

Toronto Alumnae Chapter Leadership 2018-2020


Dear Toronto Alumnae,

On behalf of the nomination committee, it is my pleasure to introduce your Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter Executive Committee for the 2018-2020 term:

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President – Michelle Mercer

Vice President – Carrie Illsley

Secretary – Laura Trommels

Treasurer – Elizabeth Melo

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Alumnae-Collegiate Relations – Giovanna Campagna

Adopt-a-New Member – Caitie Hase

Database – Sandra Porter

Dorothy Cody – Susan Weston

Historian – Christine Kralik

Membership – Krystal Medri

Newsletter – Allison Browning

Panhellenic – Carmelina Macario

Past President – Carly Klassen

Philanthropy   Asia Pineau

Social – Selen Sorensen with assistance from Ashley Pivko

Social Media & GIN – Andrea Morassutti

Webmaster  Shireen Jeejeebhoy

Young Alumnae – Melanie Blundell

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Congratulations and thanks to the new officers for sharing their leadership skills with our chapter!

Our most important chapter goals, as identified by the nominees’ Leadership Profiles, are strengthening alumnae-collegiate relations, increasing recruitment of recent grads, boosting attendance at events, offering more varied programming and enhancing our social media presence and engagement.

Nominees were also asked about their dream jobs, regardless of skill or income. From doctor to veterinarian, environmental land use planner to national park tour guide, it’s no surprise that even in their imaginations, our new leaders are focused on compassion and service.

Thank you to everyone who nominated a sister or self-nominated. Special thanks to my fellow Nom Com members Betty-Faye LeRiche and Melanie Blundell for all of their inspired ideas and hard work. We look forward to celebrating the installation of the new officers.

Loyally,

Carly Klassen, Chair

2018-2020 Nominating Committee

THE FIVE Ws OF NOM COM – AND HOW!

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WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF NOM COM?

  • We are delighted to announce that Melanie Blundell and Betty-Faye LeRiche have joined Carly Klassen on the 2018-2020 Nominating Committee.
  • This brings our total to three members, in accordance with our chapter bylaws, and also provides the committee with a multi-generational perspective.
  • Feel free to reach out to any Nom Com member with your nominations.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

  • Looking for a new opportunity? We’d love to hear from you! Please complete your Leadership Profile as soon as possible.
  • Point form is fine and there are no wrong answers.
  • And don’t forget to pay your dues! Only dues-paying members of the Toronto Alumnae Chapter are eligible to be involved in the election process.

WHEN WILL NOM COM FINALIZE THE SLATE FOR VOTING?

  • The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 2nd.
  • Between Saturday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 10th, Nom Com will discuss and finalize the slate.
  • President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary will be presented for election.

WHERE WILL THE SLATE BE PRESENTED?

  • The slate will be presented at the Annual General Meeting at T-Buds on Sunday, February 11th.

WHY IS NOM COM CONCERNED ABOUT COMMITTEE CHAIRS IF ONLY FOUR OFFICES ARE SLATED?

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

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?

  • Nominate a sister! Think about the Tri Deltas within your circle. Who might be ready for a new challenge? Who is a little shy, but might be willing to share her talents if given an encouraging nudge?
  • Even if the sister you have in mind is not a current dues-paying member, she can still be considered if she pays her dues by the AGM.

Thanks for your assistance with the nominating process, and for your commitment to the Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter. We look forward to having tea with you on the 11th!

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

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

Toronto Alumnae Chapter Elections for 2018-2020

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“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 LeRiche: leriche@sympatico.ca/905.732.6262