Work Smart with Tri Delta

Tri Delta is boldly leading the way by addressing important issues such as gender equity and barriers women face in the workplace. Our Fraternity is proud to partner with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to address these complex societal issues and take an important step toward closing the pay gap. AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW Work Smart is designed to empower women with the skills they need to successfully negotiate their salaries and benefits. The Toronto Alumnae Chapter was selected to host one of these inspiring workshops and you’re invited to join us!

Over the course of the two-hour session, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. Topics to be covered include:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • Information about the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Details below:

Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Go straight to registering by clicking on the Salary Negotiations Workshop button on the Dues Page:

Dues and Donations

A Tri Delta At the BIST Expressive Art Show

The Brain Injury Society of Toronto holds an annual Expressive Art Show every Spring. This year it’s at Artscape Youngplace at 180 Shaw St. And I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be there with my book Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me!

Brain injury in the Six Expressive Art Show May 21 to 25 posterThe BIST Expressive Art Show launches on Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 to 7:00 pm with paintings, illustrations, crafts, sculptures, and copies of my book available for sale at a deep discount ($20) and for personal autographing. I’ll also be doing a brief reading at 5:00 pm.

“the intricate details of the author’s experience are riveting and enlightening.” Kirkus Reviews

“Jeejeebhoy’s tale is highly emotional…uplifting, while giving a realistic view of recovery.” Self-Publishing Review

This year, I will also have one of my artworks — a photographic collage — on display.

I’ve always been impressed with the evocativeness and beauty of many of the art pieces. I hope you will check out the show and the many artists there! I’d be thrilled to see you, sister Tri Deltas, your friends, family, and neighbours, too!

Annual General Meeting

Please us for this year’s AGM Brunch at  Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge North York, February 10, 2019 at 12pm. Order breakfast, lunch or dinner items from their extensive menu which caters to every taste and every budget. This year we’re keeping it simple, pay for what you order!  Invite your sisters and enjoy and afternoon reminiscing and planning for our future.

RSVP to ashley.pivko@gmail.com by February 1, 2019. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

We will be collecting gift cards and toiletries for Juliette’s place at the AGM. Juliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter) provides safe, short-term emergency shelter to women and children fleeing violence and abuse and helps them to build their skills through educational programs and support services.

We will also be holding a raffle in support of the Dorothy Cody Fund hope you are feeling lucky!

Symposium Location: 5221 Yonge St North of Sheppard. TTC: North York Centre Station. Parking nearby

Founders’ Celebration

Please join us to celebrate 130 years of Delta Delta Delta!

The cocktail reception starts at 6:00 pm with dinner being served at 7:00pm. As usual there will be the presentation of awards, speeches and the silent auction to enjoy throughout the evening.

Tickets are $70 for dues paying alumnae and $90 for non-dues paying members get your tickets here:  http://torontotridelta.ca/dues-and-payments/. We ask that you buy your tickets and select your menu option by November 13th (please make us aware of any dietary requirements prior to the evening).

Looking forward, as always, to seeing you there!

Delta Love,

Melanie

 

Menu:

Mixed Green Salad

Herb & Lemon preserve crusted Salmon

or

Honey Garlic BBQ Chicken with rice and vegetables.

Vegetarian option:  Mediterranean grilled vegetable ravioli with smoked tomato sauce.

Crème Brulee with fruit

Where:

Intercontinental Hotel at 220 Bloor Street West (Willard Room)

How to get there:

TTC – St. George and Bay Street subway stations just a short walk away.

Parking – Green P lot on Bedford Road, just behind the hotel.

Founder’s Day November 21

Dearest Deltas,
We are now just two months away from our Wednesday November 21st, 2018 Founders Day Celebration.  Being hosted again at the wonderful Intercontinental Hotel at 220 Bloor Street West, in the Willard Room. Easily accessible by TTC  with St. George and Bay Street subway stations just a short walk away. There is parking available in the Green P lot on Bedford Road, just behind the hotel. Cocktail reception starts at 6:00 pm and dinner served at 7:00pm and as usual there will be the presentation of awards, speeches and the silent auction to enjoy through out the evening.
Tickets are available on the Alumnae website, Dues and Donations Priced at $70 for dues paid members, and $90 for unpaid members, they can be purchased by credit card or PayPal. We ask that you buy your tickets and select your menu option by November 13th, and please make us aware of any dietary requirements prior to the evening.
Looking forward, as always, to seeing sisters again!
Delta Love,
Melanie

Collegiate Corner

 

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.

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/

Tie Collection

It’s spring cleaning cleaning time so go through those closets. Do you have men’s ties that are not in use? Why not donate them to the alumnae. Helen Ward will be collecting the ties to create a Delta Delta Delta banner. She will unveil the final project at Founders’. If you would like to contribute
please bring your ties to any upcoming event and a member of the executive will take them. Or if you prefer to reach out to Helen you can find her contact details in our directory.