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

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

 

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/

Circle Degree and Dinner

Please join us for dinner and the 2018 Circle Degree ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30pm.

This year’s 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, 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 on the right.

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!

Summerlicious Delta Dinner – July 10th @ 7pm – Harlem Underground

July 10th @ 7pm – Harlem Underground – Summerlicious with the Deltas!

Hi All!

Summerlicious is here! Monday July 10th at 7:00 p.m. at Harlem Underground – a table has been reserved for us! Please let me know if you plan on attending, by sending me an email @ krystal.mercer@hotmail.com

Check out the link below for the menu ($28 plus HST and tip) and location details
http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/
and
https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly…

Hope to see you there!

Winterlicious – Feb 9th

Winterlicious – Feb 9th

Winterlicious details!!
Nuit Social, a stain glass bar on Queen street West. The bar is serving dishes that are internationally inspired.
Date: Thursday February 9th 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
1168 Queen Street West
Check the link here for dish details:
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=4ac8df3d56182410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&view=tabList&key=DED9F08307DDEB9385257E50005C3FA4

This reservation is only for 8 as of now. I’ll take the first 8 then we may have to make a second reservation 🙂 – please confirm your registration on the facebook group or contact Allison  via email

allison.browning@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Hope to see you there!

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

Circle Ceremonies and Grad Tea 2016

Please join us for our annual Circle Ceremonies and new grad celebration! This year, we will host our own catered high tea in the party room at Venessa’s condo. Space is limited so please RSVP by providing payment on the appropriate Paypal widget (located to the right of this post) in a timely manner. Please note that this event is open to members in good standing as well as the members we will be honouring including new grads, silver, golden and 5 year alumnae. Please find details below;

Date: Saturday April 30th, 2016

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Party Room at 18 Harrison Garden Blvd (Yonge & Sheppard)

Parking: Visitor parking is available on the street or underground visitor parking is available at the building. If you plan to park underground, the lot is on the Left hand side of the building. Please contact Venessa (ven.lebreche@gmail.com) ahead of time with your car details (Make/Model/Colour/Year/Plate number) so she can have a parking pass issued for you.

TTC: Sheppard station use the South exit and walk South on Yonge. Turn Left at Avondale (You will see Starbucks at the corner). Turn Right at Harrison Garden Blvd. Turn right after you pass the Rabba. (The building is directly next to Carrie’s for those of you who have been there for previous events)

Pricing: Free for new grads and $15 for all other attendees