September 30th, 2011 – Meet and Greet

On Friday September 30 2011, the alumnae executive invites you to a “Meet and Greet” night at the chapter house. Come out and meet the new members following recruitment! The event starts at 6:30 pm. Lights refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided along with games and activities to meet the collegians. It’s a great way to meet our new sisters 🙂

If you would like to contribute to the event, please bring a small wrapped item (ie $5 gift card, school supplies, a Tri Delta item) to be used in an activity to welcome the new members to Tri Delta.

Also, don’t miss out on the special early bird dues deal! You can pay just $50 at this event and that covers your dues for the YEAR, the dues increase to $60 after the October 15, 2011 deadline. Reminder we are also always collecting for Juliettes Place, feel free to bring any donations to this event as well.

Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP via the website or mail to:thepansyqueen@hotmail.com by September 26th, 2011.

Collegiate Recruitment Updates

Hello Alumnae Members!

As you are surely aware, recruitment is once again upon us. The collegiate chapter has been preparing throughout the summer months for this upcoming event and meeting new potential sisters! The collegiates would love to have alumnae help out during this busy time of year. If anyone is willing to to assist the chapter during recruitment that would be great! They are looking for alumane to help with each round, organizing the voting, ballots and additional assistance that is required for that round. Even if you could assist for part of a round that would be very helpful!
Please see recruitment schedule below:
ROUND 1A/B Thursday September 15 and Friday September 16, 2011 from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
ROUND 2A/B Sunday September 18 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Monday September 19, 2011 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ROUND 3 (Preference) Tuesday September 20, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact: mail to:krystal.mercer@hotmail.com or mail to:cstarselen@hotmail.com

In addition to your time the collegiates would love any sort of donation or loaned items towards PSR (Partially Structured Recruitment). Items they are in need of:

– fruit platters
– donation of funds to rent a helium tank
– decorations for each themed round
– Costume items to do with Masquerade theme – boas, masks, gloves, costume jewellery
– Candy Themed items
– Garden Party decorations
– monetary donations are always welcome!

Please contact mail to:sydney.conrad@live.ca (chapter recruitment officer) or mail to:krystal.mercer@hotmail.com for more information on donations!

Thank-you all for you time and efforts! We couldn’t do it without the support of you!

“Book” An Evening with Arlene Chan in November

Arlene Lumb Chan (’71) will launch her fifth book, The Chinese in Toronto from 1878, on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street (one block east of Spadina Avenue), 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. All are welcome!

A third-generation Chinese, Arlene used her librarian skills to dig deep for the stories of people and places that she remembered as a child growing up in Toronto’s Chinatown. The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 brings to life the past with first-hand stories, archival photographs; newspaper and magazine articles; and, excerpts from literary works that reflect on and describe Toronto’s Chinese community yesterday and today.

Arlene is the author of The Spirit of the Dragon: the Story of Jean Lumb (selected as a Choice Book by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre); The Moon Festival: a Chinese Mid-Autumn Celebration (shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award); Awakening the Dragon: the Dragon Boat Festival; and Paddles Up! Dragon Boat Racing in Canada. Visit Arlene’s website for more information about her books at www.arlenechan.ca. As a side note, Arlene just returned from Tampa, Florida, as a member of Team Canada at the Dragon Boat World Championships. Her women’s team won gold medals in all four race events.