Some of you may be familiar with Olive Jeejeebhoy, a Tri Psi for over three decades, twice International President and I’ve lost count how many times President of our local Tri Psi chapter. Currently, she’s serving as Scholarship Chair for International Tri Psi. Olive is my mother, and I roped her into joining Tri Psi in my first year as a Tri Delt. At first hesitant, she capitulated and added it to her many volunteer activities. Mum loves Tri Psi, loves her Tri Psi sisters, has spent many, many hours at the chapter house in years gone by with the collegiates, and is always willing to help Tri Delta. As anyone who’s met her knows, she is one energetic giver!
It’s not often we can honour her giving nature, but today’s the day in the Canadian-American season of Thanksgiving!! Mum has not only devoted many hours to Tri Psi over the decades but also to the Scott Mission. Volunteers are the foundation of the Scott Mission, and Mum has been a keystone of their mission for three decades. She transformed their Christmas Toy Room and continues to shine a cheery light of dignity and respect to all the people the Scott Mission serves. This is why the Scott Mission is creating the Olive Jeejeebhoy Award for Faithful Service for the volunteer that best exemplifies initiative, cheerfulness, and faithfulness among other qualities of sacrificial service to the people of Toronto.
I, along with the Scott Mission, have set an ambitious fundraising goal of $5,000 in order to provide an annual award of $100. Please consider joining your Tri Delta sisters and Tri Psi mothers in helping us make this award a reality for a deserving volunteer at the Mission’s upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Tea in April 2020.
To find out more about Olive and her remarkable volunteerism and to give towards this award, please visit https://www.scottmission.com/oliveaward/
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Memphis, Tennessee is not only the Home of the Blues, Soul, and Rock ‘n Roll, but it’s also where St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tri Delta’s philanthropy partner, is located. The vibrant cultural scene and the opportunity to tour the impressive St. Jude campus made Memphis the ideal choice for the next Tri Psi Convention!
The Holiday Inn Express in downtown Memphis will host Tri Psi Convention from June 4-7, 2020 and Tri Deltas are cordially invited! A meaningful mother-daughter weekend. A fun-filled girls’ trip. A romantic getaway. The planned activities and discounted hotel rate lend themselves nicely to any of these options. Find out more on the Tri Psi website:
Registration is $186 US per person and includes:
- Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid Tour
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tour & Boxed Lunch
- Memphis City Tour
- Dinner & Live Music at B.B. King’s Blues Club
- Sun Studio Tour
- Banquet Dinner & “An Extravaganza Tribute to the Stars”
- Violet Brunch
Your accommodations are booked separately. Instructions for obtaining the discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Express can be found on the Tri Psi website. Where you choose to stay is entirely up to you, although the Holiday Inn Express is strongly recommended. The hotel is within walking distance of many attractions, including the Beale Street Historic District, and is conveniently situated across from the iconic Peabody Hotel and the world-famous Rendezvous restaurant. Our discounted room rate is $149 US per night, which includes a full breakfast. The cost of the breakfast, when purchased separately, is $13.95 US per person. Based on double occupancy, this is a fantastic deal! The discounted room rate is also available on Wednesday and Sunday for those who would like to arrive a day early and/or extend their stay an extra night. The guest rooms were renovated in April 2018, and feature many special amenities and services, like complimentary wireless Internet and mini refrigerators for personal snacks.
The Tri Psis will be conducting initiation at 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 honour your mom and to share with her the bonds that Tri Psis and Tri Deltas hold dear.
As you can see, a very exciting itinerary has been planned. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the words of singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, I hope you’ll “put on [your] blue suede shoes” and come “walking in Memphis” next June!
Tri Psi Convention Chair