Early Bird Annual Dues 2018

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 herehttp://torontoontario.tridelta.org/upcoming-events

Convention 2018- Our Kind of Kind

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,

Martha

LAST CHANCE for Circle Degree Dinner Tickets!

It’s your last chance to get your ticket for our annual Circle Degree celebration and dinner.  Help us welcome our new grads into alumnae life and honour our silver and gold circle members. If you missed your Circle Degree, Silver Degree or Gold Degree you can go through it this year.

This year’s event will take place at 410 Queen’s Quay West in the upstairs party room with beautiful views of Toronto’s Harbourfront. A catered, buffet style, hot dinner will be served.

Visitor parking is available. See concierge upon arrival, and be sure to mention that you’re attending the event in the upstairs party room.

Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket using the Paypal link : http://torontotridelta.ca/events/

Circle Degree Celebration

May 2nd at 6:30pm join us in celebrating our new grads, silver circle and golden circle members. If you’ve passed your 25 years of membership but haven’t yet gone through the Silver Circle degree you can do it this year. Reach out to us and we can include you in the ceremony.

The event will take place at 410 Queen’s Quay West in the upstairs party room with beautiful views of Toronto’s Harbour Front. A catered, buffet style Italian hot dinner will be served.

Visitor parking is available, see concierge upon arrival and be sure to mention that you’re attending the event in the upstairs party room.

Tickets are $25. Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket using the Paypal link at http://torontotridelta.ca/dues-and-payments/

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

Circle Degree & Dinner

May 2nd 6:30 at the upstairs party room of 410 Queen’s Quay West
Cost: $25
Celebrate our new alumnae sisters and enjoy a hot buffet style dinner.
RSVP by making your payment at our website torontotridelta.ca

Camp Tri Delta – Feb 26th!

Hello Tri Delta Alumni, Tri Psi, Family and Friends:
On behalf of the collegiate members of Tri Delta Canada Alpha Chapter, I am so excited to invite you to our upcoming philanthropy event on February 26th! Join us from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM to enjoy your favourite camp food, with camp fire cooked ‘mac and cheese’ and desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Thank you for all the support you have given us, SickKids, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals in the past. As Tri Delta women, we are committed to making a global impact on the fight against childhood cancer, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. There is strength in numbers; we would love to have the highest number of alumnae in attendance at our next philanthropy event!
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the following link:
my.sickkidsdonations.com
Please join me in supporting SickKids too. It is a great way to make a difference.

 

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 LeRicheleriche@sympatico.ca/905.732.6262