Collegiate Chapter’s Virgin Cocktail Party! (Note date change to March 2)

A note from the Collegiate Chapter’s Philanthropy Chair, Melissa:


This year’s VCP will take place from 7-11pm March 2 (note date change!) at the Chapter House.  The theme will be Cafe Musique (French for Piano Bar). It will feature live musical performances, including a pianist as well as a guitarist. The customary virgin cocktails will be served along with a variety of finger foods. As always, we will be having a silent auction with a variety of items open for bidding. The entrance fee is $5.

Call for Donations!  Email if you would like to arrange a donation.

(1) Silent Auction items

(2) Food donations: baked goods, prepared foods, fruit and veggie trays

(3) Decorations: It would be really helpful if anyone had any old records or sheets of music they could spare. I’d like to make them into bowls as well as hang them around the house. Napkins, plates, etc. will also be needed.

(4) Cash: Of course, we are always thankful for cash donations, which are very helpful we can directly buy the things needed most.

Note from the Alumnae Chapter’s Collegiate-Alum Relations Chair:  Usually the same handful of <5 people attend the Collegiate Chapter events.  I would love to see more Alum representation at these events.  If you would like to attend, but don’t want to go alone, please contact me and you may attend with me! 

Thank you,


Collegiate-Alumnae Relations Chair

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If you have any news; information; births, marriages, or deaths notices; or anything else you want to tell your sisters about, please e-mail it to the Editor by Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

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TAAP Social/Philanthropy Event

TAAP is hosting a social event on February 8th:

Get to the Rink in Pink with TAAP and the Marlies!  TAAP will be attending this special game against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Feb 8th, 2009 when the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Research!  Come wearing your best pink and get ready to cheer!!  Family and friends are welcome.

Event Details:
When: Feb 8, 2009
Time: 4pm
Tickets: $17 (regular $20)
Where: Ricoh Coliseum
Directions, TTC, GO:
To book your tickets, please RSVP to Janal Bechthold at or 416-819-8081
Send your cheque to Anne Layton at 88 Gothic Ave, Toronto ON, M6P 2V9

Please let Janal know when you RSVP if you will want the tickets early or if you’ll pick them up on the day of the game.