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

 

Tri Delta Terry Foxers Outrun Their Goal!

Tri Deltas at TFR 2017: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer, Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter proudly participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Our enthusiastic team consisted of Carly Klassen, Carrie Illsley, Colin Watson, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer and Michelle Mercer.

Thanks to our sponsors, we raised $1716, or 114% of our $1500 goal! We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of family, friends, and the following Tri Deltas and Tri Psis: Arlene Chan, Carmelina Macario, Corinne Winnel, Eleanor MacLean, Elizabeth Melo, Georgina Klassen, Jena Crone, Joan Lockhart, Jocette Illsley, Laura Knapp, Nancy Gahm and Susan Weston.

Once again, Michelle Mercer was our top fundraiser and Carrie’s partner Colin Watson was our token male. Congrats, Michelle! Thanks for joining us, Colin!

Colin Watson at TFR 2017

This is the only alumnae fundraising activity that takes our chapter out into the community, both in terms of sponsorship (collecting from non-members) and visibility (wearing our letters). So mark your calendar and join us for the next Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 16, 2018!

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

Founders’ Day 2017

Dearest Deltas,

Please 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.

Deadline to RSVP: Tuesday November 14th, 2017

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

TRI PSI TRIumphs in Buffalo!

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Toronto Tri Delta Alumnae at Tri Psi Convention

It was an eventful four days in Buffalo that included plenty of sisterhood – with a side of shopping! The 93rd International Tri Psi Convention took place from October 13-16, 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, next to the Walden Galleria Mall.

Organized by the Toronto Tri Psis with Christine Calhoun at the helm, the conference appeared to adopt a similar theme to Tri Delta’s 2016 Convention: “Legislate. Celebrate.” Some of the changes the Tri Psis ratified include replacing their annual gathering with a biennial one and creating the new council position of Membership Director. Plus, International Tri Psi President Olive Jeejeebhoy passed the gavel to fellow Canadian Christine Calhoun, keeping the sorority’s leadership in our Toronto family!

While the Tri Psis were legislating, the guests were celebrating all that Buffalo has to offer. We were treated to tours of Forest Lawn Cemetery and the Darwin D. Martin House Complex. The former is the “permanent home” of illustrious residents like U.S. President Millard Fillmore (and musician Rick James!), while the latter was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Tri Psis later joined us for a walking tour of the Canalside District, some free time in Niagara Falls State Park, plus dinner and musical entertainment at Top of the Falls Restaurant.

The Tri Deltas in attendance serenaded the other guests with DDD songs at the Saturday night banquet. However, the real highlight of the evening was a heartfelt speech given by Tri Delta and Tri Psi Kathy Massie. Kathy has previously served as DDD’s National Panhellenic Conference Delegate and is currently an NPC Release Figure Method Specialist for formal recruitment. On Sunday, Tri Psis and Tri Deltas concluded the Convention with the Violet Brunch.

The Canada Alpha Chapter of Tri Psi was well-represented by Cindy Blundell, Christine Calhoun, Jocette Illsley, Olive Jeejeebhoy, Sara Joyce, Georgina Klassen, Jeanine Macario, Fuza Majid, Michelle Mercer, Judy Pownall and Doreen Sherk.

In addition to Michelle and Judy, Toronto Alumnae Chapter members in attendance were Sarah Atteck, Katie Blundell, Caitlin Calhoun, Jessica Calhoun, Carrie Illsley, Carly Klassen, Carmelina Macario, Elizabeth Melo, Krystal Mercer, Barbara Morrison and Ashley Pivko.

And we can’t forget our Tri Delta dads and Tri Psi husbands, lovingly known as “Tri Psicles”: Thomas Calhoun, Khush Jeejeebhoy, John Klassen, John Pownall and Gordon Sherk!

Congrats to Christine and her team for an amazing weekend! We hope you’ll consider joining us at future Tri Psi Conventions.

Loyally,

Carly Klassen

Past President, Toronto Alumnae Chapter

A Word From Tri Psi’s Christine Calhoun

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American Falls at Niagara Falls

Dear DDD Alumnae,

The deadline to book your hotel room for the Tri Psi Convention is September 12, although the hotel will honour the rate if they have rooms available. We are hoping that more ladies from your chapter will attend because we know it will be great!

The Millennium Hotel has free parking and is right beside the Walden Galleria Mall. There are lots of shops and restaurants. There is a Panera Bread and an Olive Garden restaurant across the street. The hotel is creating a $6 breakfast special just for our group, at the restaurant in the hotel. They are happy to have us there.

We have a trip planned for Friday afternoon to see the new waterfront of Buffalo, many beautiful buildings and the Niagara State Park. There you will find the Maid of the Mist, an IMAX theatre and beautiful scenery. Niagara Falls, the seventh wonder of the world is close by.  Our dinner will include an informal setting with a spectacular view of the falls. We will be treated to a special musical and theatrical presentation. The creator of the show is a Canadian and will bring the SHOW to us ….. away from its regular venue. Hopefully, there will be fireworks to finish with.

The Saturday banquet will be in the hotel restaurant The Walden. We will have the entire room which overlooks an area of greenery. This is where the pool is and the courtyard rooms with balconies. Our guest speaker will be a member of the Tri Delta Buffalo Alumnae Chapter, Kathy Massie. She has held numerous DDD volunteer positions and will be interesting to listen to. We are still working on some musical entertainment.

We will culminate our time together with the Violet Brunch on Sunday morning. We hope to be joined by Delta daughters.

Thanks for registering as soon as possible. Please click HERE for all of the details, and pass the info on to the rest of your Tri Delta friends. We look forward to seeing you, and to having a special and memorable time!
Tri Psi Love,

Christine Calhoun

Canada Alpha Tri Psi Chapter

momcalhoun@yahoo.ca

Reminder: Tri Psi Convention in Buffalo, NY!

DDDs at Tri Psi Convention

Tri Deltas @ Tri Psi Convention 2015

Dearest Deltas,

The deadline to register for Tri Psi Convention is next week! I hope you’ll consider joining us for all or part of the weekend. I will be there and am looking forward to meeting up with other Tri Delta sisters. 🙂

A meaningful mother-daughter weekend. A fun-filled girls’ shopping trip. A romantic Niagara Falls getaway. The planned activities and discounted hotel rate lend themselves nicely to any of these options. For more details, please click HERE.

DL,
Carly
Carly Klassen
DDD Alumnae Specialist, NE Region

You’re Invited to Tri Psi Convention!

Buffalo-skyline

Buffalo, NY Skyline

Dear Toronto Alumnae,

I have some exciting news to share with you! Psi Psi Psi, the sorority for Tri Delta mothers, is hosting its 93rd International Convention at the Millennium Buffalo Hotel from October 13-16, 2016!

http://tripsisorority.com/Psi_Psi_Psi_Sorority/2016_Convention.html

You are cordially invited to attend all or part of the Convention. Of particular interest to Tri Deltas are the banquet and the Violet Brunch. The banquet is open to all Tri Psis, Tri Deltas, spouses, family and guests. Our Fraternity’s former NPC delegate Kathy Massie will be the keynote speaker and the cost is $43 US per person. The Violet Brunch for Tri Psis and Tri Deltas is $20 US per person. This is an excellent opportunity for a Buffalo shopping road trip! The hotel shares a parking lot with the Walden Galleria Mall (Macy’s) and is only a short drive from the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Rooms for up to four guests are available for $119 US per night.

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. The initiation fee is $40 CDN.

http://tripsisorority.com/Psi_Psi_Psi_Sorority/Become_A_Member.html

Please feel free to share this invitation with your Tri Delta friends. I expect we’ll get a good number of DDDs from New York and Ontario, so co-chair Christine Calhoun has graciously offered a hospitality suite for Tri Delta attendees to gather for an informal meet and greet. 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

DDD Alumnae Specialist, NE Region

ccklassen@hotmail.com

Founders’ Day Silent Auction to benefit POGO

Founders’ Day is just around the corner and there are a number of exciting items to bid on at this year’s silent auction to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.

Please remember to bring your cheque books or some extra cash for this wonderful opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping or just to treat yourself…all while supporting an amazing cause!

Big ticket items include a pair of Maple Leafs tickets for December 8th vs. the New Jersey Devils, a sound system, and many packages and baskets for everything from pampering your puppies to your feet!

Happy bidding!

Founders’ Day Dinner and Awards Ceremony

A friendly reminder that the deadline to RSVP for this year’s Founders’ Day celebrations is quickly approaching. If you’d like to attend, please use the appropriate Paypal link for the payment that reflects your meal preference and member status by Tuesday November 17th.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, November 25th 2015

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

Time: 6:00pm cocktail hour, 7:00pm dinner and awards

Menu:

Appetizer

Baby Arugula Salad with Fresh Figs & Grated Pecorino with Italian Vinaigrette

Entrée

Choose one of the following entrée options. Select appropriate choice in Paypal dropdown menu at time of payment.

  • Mediterranean style boneless chicken served with sticky rice and steamed seasonal vegetables
  • Teriyaki glazed salmon served with sticky rice and steamed seasonal vegetables
  • Vegetarian entrée is available upon request

Dessert

Classic crème brûlée with seasonal berries

Parking: There is a Green P parking lot directly behind the restaurant. From Bloor, 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 this lot.

TTC: The Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel is located on the North side of Bloor Street between St. George and Bay Stations. Either exit at St. George Station and walk East or exit at Bay Station and walk West.

Special note: If you are paying for someone else’s meal or have special dietary requests, please add comments in the “Special Instructions” field when making your payment!

Please be advised: Beverages sold at the event include gratuities!

 This is going to be a very special evening and I’m looking forward to celebrating our 85th anniversary with all of you!