Come Walking in Memphis with Tri Psi!

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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:

https://tripsisorority.com/2020-convention

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 ccklassen@hotmail.com. 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!

Carly Klassen

Tri Psi Convention Chair

Founders’ Day Dinner Nov. 27th

Founders’ Day Dinner and Awards Banquet 2019

Dearest Deltas,

Please join us as we celebrate Founders’ Day 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday, November 27th. Please RSVP by providing payment on the Paypal link to the right. Be sure to choose your meal selection using the dropdown menu on the Paypal link.

Menu:

Starter – Lettuce Sampling of Baby Red Leaf, Endive & Lollo Rosso & Niagara Pears with Shallot & Walnut Vinaigrette (VG, GF)

Entree – Choice of: Teriyaki Glazed Salmon OR Jerk Marinated Chicken Breast

Entrees are accompanied with: Basmati Rice, Steamed Yu Choy & Fried Shishito Chili

Dessert – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Truffle Cake with Exotic Fruit Coulis

Location: Willard Room at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel located at 220 Bloor Street West

Time: Cocktails and reception will commence at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards at 7:00pm

Pricing: $70 or $90 for non-members

Parking: There is a Green P parking lot directly behind the restaurant. From Bloor Street, go North on Bedford Rd. then make a right into the parking lot (9 Bedford Rd. is the address for the parking lot). There is an entrance directly into the hotel from the lot.

TTC: The Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel is located on the North side of Bloor Street between St. George and Bay subway stations. Either Exit at St. George station and walk East or exit at Bay station and walk West.

Deadline to RSVP: Tuesday November 19th, 2019

Please be advised that beverages sold at the event include gratuities

Have You Signed Up or Supported Our Tri Delta Alum Running in the Terry Fox Run, Yet?

Yet again this year Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae are proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs by taking part in The Terry Fox Run.

Every year we are proud to support and are thankful for all our donorsand fellow participants. If you are able to join us this year, please join our team! if you are not able to walk or run with us, please donate to our goal of $2,000. See our Event Post for more details.

Success at Terry Fox Run 2018!

Congrats to Krystal Mercer Medri, Michelle Mercer, Jenny Dundas, Carrie Illsley and Carly Klassen, a.k.a. Fox Force Five, for participating in our chapter’s fifth consecutive Terry Fox Run! Baby Noah Medri was our token male this year. 🙂 Thanks to our donors, including many Tri Deltas and Tri Psis, the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team raised $2120 for cancer research!

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Terry Fox Run – September 16, 2018

We’re six days out and $400 away from our alumnae chapter’s 2018 goal for the Terry Fox Run! If you can, please assist us in getting there. Your sponsorship will help fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs. Donations of $20 and above receive a tax receipt. Many thanks to everyone who has already supported us. As Terry said, “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going.”

Please use this link to access the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter run page:

https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=812117#&panel1-5

ONLY TWO WEEKS UNTIL TFR 2018…

… And our small but mighty team of two participants is only at 30% of our goal! Terry Fox said,“It’s got to keep going without me.” Please help keep Terry’s dream of ending cancer alive by joining or sponsoring our Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team! Check out http://www.terryfox.ca/trideltatoronto for details about the Terry Fox Run.

Here are some reasons to support the Terry Fox Foundation:

  • It is volunteer driven, with only 38 staff across Canada and over 9,000 volunteer Run Organizers
  • Their $0.18 operating expense ratio is one of the best in the Canadian not-for-profit sector
  • Terry wanted a cure for cancer so their research focus is multi-site, including lung, brain, paediatric, and more
  • They invest in research with the potential for best and fastest outcomes

September is a busy month, so the date might not be the most convenient. If you’re still undecided about whether you can commit, consider this: unlike other charity runs, there is no entry fee and no minimum donation, so if you register and your plans change, there is no penalty. Please register today and help us to raise money in our community for this worthy cause.

With gratitude,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team Captain

Toronto Tri Delts for Terry!

 

DDD Toronto Alum Chapter Team @ TFR 2017

I don’t remember too many news stories from when I was a child. My idyllic world was limited to family, friends, school, activities and toys. I do, however, recall the nightly images of Terry Fox on TV in the summer of 1980. Canada’s various news outlets were tracking the young amputee’s progress, as he bravely ran across the country to raise money for cancer research. He was a solitary silhouette jogging on the shoulder of a seemingly endless highway, but his Marathon of Hope united the nation.

Every September, our country is united again to continue Terry’s quest through the Terry Fox Run, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Toronto Alumnae Chapter is participating. Since 2014, the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team has raised $5217! We have set a lofty fundraising goal of $2000 for 2018.

Here’s what you can do to help:

Join the Mooredale group! Sign up online to participate with your Tri Delta sisters at the Mooredale location, 146 Crescent Road near Rosedale Station. As a group, we will be walking 5 km, but you’re free to walk, run, cycle or rollerblade 2.5, 5 or 10 km. We meet at 10 a.m. and go for brunch when we’re done. Family and friends are welcome.

Complete the Run at a different site! If Mooredale isn’t convenient for you, you can still join our team, completing the run at another location. There are more than 750 Terry Fox Runs across Canada.

Sponsor our team or an individual! If you’re unable to participate, you can still sponsor our team or a particular team member. There is no minimum donation, so we welcome all levels of sponsorship.

To join or to donate, check out http://www.terryfox.ca/trideltatoronto for details!

With gratitude,

Carly Klassen

Team Captain

P.S. September is a busy month, so it can be difficult to commit to the date in advance. Unlike other charity runs, there is no entry fee and no minimum donation, so if you register and your plans change, there is no penalty. Please consider registering today and raising money in your community for this worthy cause.

 

Camp Tri Delta – Feb 26th!

Hello Tri Delta Alumni, Tri Psi, Family and Friends:
On behalf of the collegiate members of Tri Delta Canada Alpha Chapter, I am so excited to invite you to our upcoming philanthropy event on February 26th! Join us from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM to enjoy your favourite camp food, with camp fire cooked ‘mac and cheese’ and desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Thank you for all the support you have given us, SickKids, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals in the past. As Tri Delta women, we are committed to making a global impact on the fight against childhood cancer, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. There is strength in numbers; we would love to have the highest number of alumnae in attendance at our next philanthropy event!
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the following link:
my.sickkidsdonations.com
Please join me in supporting SickKids too. It is a great way to make a difference.

 

Tri Delta Terry Foxers Outrun Their Goal!

Tri Deltas at TFR 2017: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer, Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter proudly participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Our enthusiastic team consisted of Carly Klassen, Carrie Illsley, Colin Watson, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer and Michelle Mercer.

Thanks to our sponsors, we raised $1716, or 114% of our $1500 goal! We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of family, friends, and the following Tri Deltas and Tri Psis: Arlene Chan, Carmelina Macario, Corinne Winnel, Eleanor MacLean, Elizabeth Melo, Georgina Klassen, Jena Crone, Joan Lockhart, Jocette Illsley, Laura Knapp, Nancy Gahm and Susan Weston.

Once again, Michelle Mercer was our top fundraiser and Carrie’s partner Colin Watson was our token male. Congrats, Michelle! Thanks for joining us, Colin!

Colin Watson at TFR 2017

This is the only alumnae fundraising activity that takes our chapter out into the community, both in terms of sponsorship (collecting from non-members) and visibility (wearing our letters). So mark your calendar and join us for the next Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 16, 2018!

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

Congrats, 2017 Terry Fox Runners!

Left to Right: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer,

Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

Congrats to the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team for completing the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17 and for raising $1716 for cancer research! We beat our goal of $1500 by $216, thanks to the generous support of our Tri Delta sisters, Tri Psi mothers, family and friends.

Our token male and group photographer again this year was Carrie’s partner Colin Watson.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth update in the coming days…

Colin Watson at TFR 2017