Afternoon Tea March 2 at the Old Mill

You are invited to a delicious afternoon tea at the historic Old Mill, Sunday March 2nd at 3 pm. Invite your friends and family to join in the fun and meet some of your Tri Delta sisters. Cost of the tea, including all tax, fees and gratuity, is $35.

Please RSVP by February 22nd- RSVP today by making your payment through the payment options on our website (www.torontotridelta.ca). Please specify your guests’ names, as well as any dietary restrictions, with your RSVP.

The Old Mill

21 Old Mill Road

Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G5

Menu

A selection of teas with delicate finger sandwiches and pastries

Sandwiches: Smoked Salmon, Cucumber & Fennel Cream Cheese, Black Olive & Sun Dried Tomato, and Tapenade with Watercress Seedling

Mushroom & Sweet Onion Tartlet

Lemon & Raspberry Tart, Almond Shortbread & Mini Carrot Gateau

Currant and Lemon Scones

Imported Devonshire cream

Greaves Jams and Marmalade

Oscar draw for POGO

March 2nd is also the night of the Academy Awards. To celebrate we will be offering you the chance to participate in an Oscar pool. Those wishing to partake can buy an entry form for $5 at the tea and select their winners for the awards. Funds raised will be split between the winner and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). The winner will be notified the following day.

Collegiate Chapter Requests

Dearest Deltas,

The collegiate chapter is raising money for a sister to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.  (Please see below for more information.) If an alumna is interested in helping us out, she can contact me at s.mckechnie@mail.utoronto.ca. The total cost of UIFI registration is $560 and it would be incredible to be able to raise that much for a sister to go!

We are also looking for donations to our Silent Auction for our Spring Philanthropy event. The new philanthropy chair is Krys Thomson and she can be contact by email at krystal.thomson@mail.utoronto.ca.

Thank you so much for your help!

DLAM,

Shannon

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About UIFI (taken from www.nicindy.org):
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The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute® (UIFI®) is a five day institute that brings together fraternity men and sorority women from across North America to create opportunities to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values based action from themselves and those they lead. At UIFI®, you will be given the skills to improve your own leadership abilities and positively affect your chapter, council, and community.
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Participating in UIFI means that you are willing to talk about how fraternity and sorority leaders live their Ritual. It means having the courage, character, and commitment to do what is right and devise a plan to change the current direction of some fraternities and sororities. It means having a vision of positive change.
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The institute is interactive, fun, challenging, and intentional. During a session, you’ll experience hands-on interaction, experiential activities, discussion time, and personal reflection time. There is considerable focus on the positive aspects of fraternities and sororities in addition to important discussions about issues that threaten our future.
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Each UIFI® participant will develop their own unique personal plan of action and be challenged to make a commitment to leading positive change within their organization. Creating positive change is a challenge, one that each participant must be willing to undertake.
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My Experience:
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I attended UIFI during the summer of 2013, in the middle of my term as President of the Canada Alpha chapter of Delta Delta Delta. The program has been extremely influential in my life, from my leadership in Tri Delta, to personal development. I believe that a collegiate sister from Canada Alpha should attend UIFI because the topics that are discussed – values, Ritual, honesty, trust – as well as the hard conversations about Greek stereotypes, hazing, and the future of our organizations lay an incredible foundation for leadership specific to fraternities and sororities and help leaders have the confidence to improve their chapters. Greek Life in Canada needs to have members who seek out the tools needed to continue the development of fraternities and sororities on our university campuses and UIFI is a truly incredible tool available to us. The Canada Alpha chapter of Tri Delta seeks your assistance to help a collegiate sister experience UIFI and ensure our chapter continues to prosper!
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DLAM,

Shannon McKechnie
Collegiate Chapter President 2013