Alpha Chi Omega Kappa Omicron Kappa Alumnae Chapter The Carnation Post
Thursday, January 19, 11:30 AM—Lunch Bunch meets at Cucina Enoteca, 2730 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 17, to Stephanie Sibley.
Thursday, January 26, 6:00 PM—Happy Hour at Barrel Republic, 2961 State Street, Carlsbad. Choose from a wide variety of beer, wine, and non-alcholic beverages. Simply show your ID and credit card when you check in to get a wristband, and then pour whatever you please! Send a note to Alexa K. Apallas if you plan to attend.
TBD--Li'l Lyres Activity. Meet up with sisters and their little ones.
Register Now for Souther California/Nevada Province/Career Day
Province Day is held every other year, alternating with National Convention. This year, Province Day will be held on Sunday, March 5, at the Westin South Coast Plaza. Highlights include career sessions on networking and negotiating, educational sessions on leadership, heritage, and mental health, and a luncheon with a keynote speech from Alpha Chi Omega National President Angela Harris. You'll also be able to shop for Alpha Chi Omega gear and make donations to the local domestic violence shelter.
Let's have a strong KOK showing at this year's event. Register today for just $45. Prices increase on February 25, so don't delay!
Sister Snaps: Year In Review
Take a look at some of the great times we've had since September. Remember, this is your space to celebrate notable career achievements, marriages, anniversaries, and births. Please submit news and photos to Alexa K. Apallas.
News From National
Alpha Chi Omega had a wonderful year in 2016. Here are a few highlights:
Re-colonized the Lambda chapter at Syracuse University with 107 founding members
Hosted our first Alpha Chi Night Out as part of Healthy Relationships Week
Raised $159,286 for the Founders' Day Challenge, which will help provide additional funding for seven Alpha Chi Omega programs
Welcomed Katie Gaffin as the new chief executive officer
Hosted the 2016 National Convention in Orlando, Florida, where more than 900 attendees spent the weekend catching up with sisters and making new friends; gaining valuable and relevant real-world knowledge; experiencing our cherished Ritual; and discussing the ways in which our organization is seeking the heights
Installed a new National Council, with Angela Costley Harris elected as our new National President
Initiated 35 women through our alumna initiate program
Celebrated 320 women joining Life Loyal
Apply for the Alumnae Global Service Initiative Trip
Join alumnae sisters from across the country for the 2017 Alpha Chi Omega alumnae Global Service Initiative trip to Woodstock, Virginia, from April 20 to April 23, 2017. You'll have the opportunity to serve in the local community at a domestic violence service provider, reflect on each day’s experiences, and build lifelong relationships. Applications are due no later than Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Apply today!
We'll continue to collect items for Carol's House, and we plan to donate another set of bags in the spring. As a reminder, here's a list of the 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
Reaching New Heights
Happy birthday to our sisters born in November, December, and January!
November Maya Botvinick Bobbie Karnes Carol Lewis Carmen Rene
December Jeanette Cleveland Carol Ryan Karina Shaver
January Kristin Comunale Caitie Jacobson Elizabeth Sparks