Alpha Chi Omega Kappa Omicron Kappa Alumnae Chapter The Carnation Post
Saturday, April 30, 10:00 AM--Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!) This is one of our most popular events! We'll meet at the museum at 10:00 AM and spend a couple of hours exploring breathtaking floral displays crafted to complement various masterpieces. After soaking up some culture, we'll move on to The Prado for lunch at noon. Tickets are $15, but you must RSVP by April 15 to take advantage of this special group rate. Contact Stephanie Sibley to RSVP. Stephanie is also organizing a carpool pickup at the La Costa Park 'N Ride--get in touch with her for more details.
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 PM--Hall of Commitment, University of San Diego, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, 5998 Alcala Park, MRH-101A Join us as we induct the seniors of Kappa Lambda (USD) and Iota Nu (UCSD) into a lifetime of sisterhood. We look forward to showing the collegians how rewarding Alpha Chi Omega alumnae membership can be, and we hope to see you there. Please RSVP to Selby Werner.
Watch this space for news of your sisters' major life events, such as notable career achievements, engagements, marriages, and births. We'll also share fun photos of Alpha Chis at KOK events and out and about in the community. Please submit news and photos to Alexa K. Apallas.
Bunco! On March 8, Donna Poey hosted KOK members at her lovely home for a lively evening of bunco and baked potatoes with lots of tasty toppings. Melinda Neal, Linda Sheldone, Julie Crawford, Kristen Comunale, Stephanie Sibley, Pauline Nutt, Donna Poey, Alexa K. Apallas, Anna Howard, and Alexandra Orsatti all got into the good-natured competitive spirit of the game.
Lunch Bunch The Lunch Bunch met at Beach Plum Kitchen in Carlsbad on March 17 for a delicious meal and some quality sisterhood time. Pictured are Lauren Schakowski (potential alumna initiate), Stephanie Sibley, Christine Low, Donna Poey, Maya Botvinick, Linda Sheldone, Anna Howard, Pauline Nutt, and Mickie Pease.
In Memoriam We have sad news to share. Joan Schminke Fulton, a Gamma Zeta Gamma member, lost her husband, Patrick, early this month while they were traveling in Italy. Please keep Joan in your thoughts. KOK has sent condolences to Joan and to KOK member Carol Lewis, Joan's cousin.
Meet Your Newest Board Member
Thanks to Carissa Hoover for volunteering to head up KOK's fundraising efforts! Carissa Hoover didn't have the opportunity to join a sorority as a student at Baruch College, City University of New York, but she has thrown herself into the Alpha Chi Omega experience as an alumna initiate. She now serves as KOK's fundraising chair and is heading up our annual study bag fundraiser.
Carissa grew up in Vista and currently lives in Carlsbad with her two fur children, Kika, a German Shepherd mix, and Kristoff, a recently adopted kitten. She works as a marketing and business consultant and as a volleyball coach. She's also an avid volleyball player, and she enjoys spending time at the gym and taking long walks with her dog. When she's not sweating it out, she likes to cook for the people she loves, indulge in wine tasting, and attend country music concerts. Her burning desire is to travel more, and a trip to Thailand is at the top of her wish list.
Carissa describes herself as "stubbornly persistent," and that characteristic, along with hard work and passion, has helped her become successful. Carissa also loves the values of Alpha Chi Omega, which has quickly taken on a special role in her life. She looks forward to continuing the traditions of our sorority.
There is still time to contribute items to Carol's House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. We especially need feminine hygiene products (pads, not tampons), lip balm, hand sanitizer, cosmetic bags, and new makeup items. Here's the full list of requested items:
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss
Combs and brushes
Shampoo and conditioner
Feminine hygiene products (pads, not tampons)
Makeup, especially mascara
Day planners/mini calendars
Several board members are meeting to sort donations and stuff the bags on Tuesday, April 19, so please contact Donna Poey to drop off your donations prior to that date.
News from Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters
Register Now for National Convention! The 2016 National Convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, from June 24 through June 26. If you'd like to celebrate sisterhood while soaking up some sunshine, be sure to register soon--the deadline is April 22. Find all the convention details on the headquarters website.