S: 2012 Delta Delta Delta: Delta Lambda Chapter History
BC: "A Perpetual Bond of Sisterhood"
FC: Delta Delta Delta Delta Lambda Chapter Butler University
1: Delta Delta Delta Delta Lambda Chapter Butler University Spring 2012 Laura Hoffman Continuing Education Chairman
2: Spirit Week January 7th-10th, 2012 To kick off our formal recruitment week all of the girls returned a week early for bonding and house decorating. Every day we had different themes to get the girls pumped about recruitment, some of which were pajama day and composite day (where girls dressed like their favorite old composite picture). During this time we also did extensive practice of bump groups and practice the flow of each day. We also decorated the house and prepared it for the first day of recruitment.
3: Formal Recruitment Week and Bid Day January 11th-15th, 2012 As usual formal recruitment was a very long week full of talking to and getting to know many potential new members. As tradition would have it after Preference Night was over, the entire chapter bonded in our formal. After this we again kept tradition and overcrowded Steak’n’Shake in our celebration of finishing Recruitment. For Bid Day the Delta Lambda Chapter celebrated with 47 new members a casino day on campus. There were different games to play with tickets where you could earn prizes and a photo booth for girls to take some of their first pictures together as Tri Deltas.
4: Greeks Leading Greeks January 29th, 2012 The Delta Lambda chapter had many girls attend this Pan-Hellenic sponsored event. Greeks Leading Greeks was a program that was designed around the Greek system. The presentation started out with a string of movie clips showing how Hollywood portrays the Greek system. This portrayal was negative and does not put the Greek system in a positive light. The rest of the presentation was a talk that was centered around how to not give into the negative image surrounding Greek life.
5: Continual Open Bidding Events February 1st, 8th, and 11th 2012 In the month of February, we decided to go through with Continual Open Bidding. The Delta Lambda Chapter held three events: cookie decorating, game night, and Brunch. These activities allowed for girls going through continual open bidding to come and meet our chapter's collegiate members in a relaxing and informal way.
6: New Member Retreat February 3rd, 2012 At the New Member Retreat the Delta Lambda Theta Class bonded by having a huge sleep over in the house while the New Member Educator taught them more about Tri Delta and its history. Some of the activities they did to get to know each other better were a personality color game and yarn cooperation web to symbolize how everyone has to help carry the chapter. The girls finished up the next morning by having a breakfast discussion.
7: Polar Plunge February 11th, 2012 This year we had ten girls participate in our campuses Polar Plunge to help raise money for Spring Sports Spectacular. The girls dressed up as M&M’s and cheered each other on as they hopped into the freezing cold water and waded across the pool.
8: Freshman Skits February 17th, 2012 The Theta Class participated in Butler University’s Freshman Skits which showcased all of the Greek Houses new member classes. The theme this year was “Greek Olympics”. Our Girls participated by writing their own script, coming up with their own lyrics and dance moves, and then performing it in Hinkle Field House. Our collegiate members supported the girls in full force by cheering them on throughout the entire night. | Service Event with the Men of Lambda Chi Alpha February 24th, 2012 This year we did something different and we partnered with the men of Lambda Chi Alpha to help girls get their service hours. Our girls assisted the men in making dog toys for our local animal shelter. At the end of the event the boys provided pizza for dinner. This was a great way for girls to help out in the community while getting to know better some of the other houses on our campus.
9: Delta Week! February 26th-March 3rd, 2012 Leading up to our new members initiation we always celebrate our sister hood with a Delta Week. This week we went ice skating, movie night, had yoga in our informal. | The last event we had was a catered dinner before initiation with slide shows of the new members on Bid Day and leading up to their initiation.
10: Spring Sing March 2nd, 2012 A group of girls participated in a Butler tradition put on by the music fraternity SAE to help raise money for school music programs. We were partnered with the men of Phi Delta Theta where we sang and danced to the theme of “Blue II at the Beach”. We won first place and judges’ choice!
11: Initiation March 3rd, 2012 The Theta class participated in the Trident Degree and The Stars and Crescent Degree ceremonies. Afterwards girls celebrated in the kitchen with Delta Desire and with gifts for the Theta Class.
12: Sincerely Yours Ice Cream Writing Party March 20th, 2012 This year we decided to expand our Sincerely Yours letter addresses to the entire Butler campus. We encouraged students to come to our house with an address to send the letters to and in exchange they could have an ice cream sundae. This was a great way to add to the number of Sincerely Yours letters that we send out, which is our leading source of donations for Saint Jude’s children cancer research. | Professor Dessert March 22rd, 2012 Girls took this opportunity to invite their favorite professors over to the house for an evening of desserts and sparkling cranberry juice. The entire house showed their appreciation for their professor's work and effort.
13: Spring 2012 Formal March 23rd, 2012 Delta Lambda girls enjoyed themselves at the Riverwalk Banquet Center and Lodge, overlooking the canal. They danced the night away only taking breaks for appetizers, pictures on the veranda, and of course bathroom breaks.
14: Spring 2012 Semi-Formal with the Men of Phi Delta Theta March 29th, 2012 This semester we partnered with the men of Phi Delta Theta to provide a great semi-formal for both houses. The semi-formal was at Sky Zone, a warehouse sized building completely covered in trampolines. All participants enjoyed themselves bouncing from wall to wall.
15: Spring Sports Spectacular March 30th-31st, 2012pm Every year the Butler campus puts on an all night event to raise money for Relay for Life called Spring Sports Spectacular. Our girls participated all night long in different games such as oreo stacking, battle ships, and wiffleball.
16: Delta Lambda Chapter Birthday Party March 31st, 2012 What better way to celebrate a birthday then to have a house party? | This year we celebrated Delta Lambda’s birthday by having an Under the Sea themed party in our house. There were mini fake sushi rolls, watermelon shark, cupcakes, cookies, and fondue for all to eat. Girls were entertained by board games in the formal, movies in the informal, and a piñata in the kitchen. Girls had a great time and had extra time for bonding!
17: Senior Week and Pansy Violet Brunch April 9th-14th, 2012 To celebrate all that the seniors have given to our chapter, we start off by having Senior Spotlights from underclassmen and each senior gets their own meal pick to be served sometime during the semester. During their official Senior Week there were opportunities for the girls to do Yoga in the house, making their own Senior sash, an outing to a Tapas Bar, and a bonfire/roast. The girls ended their week with senior wills and the Pansy Violet Brunch where they became Tri Delta Alumna.
18: Flap Jack Attack Philanthropy Event April 21st, 2012 This year for Flap Jack Attack we had three live bands playing on our lawn under a tent. Girls served out pancakes, bacon, and eggs all night long to raise money to donate to Saint Jude’s children cancer research. In addition to a night of flap jacks we also did a give back with Steak’n’Shake the day before. Even though it was a long night, the Delta Lambda Chapter worked hard to earn over $1200!
19: Movie Night January 25th, 2012 Every once in a while it is just nice to stay in, cuddle on the couch, and watch a movie. In our informal room we held a movie night where we watched various Disney movies, ate popcorn, and just chilled with each other. | Shopping Trip February 18th, 2012 Girls being girls, why not have a Delta Only shopping trip? For all of our new members, there was a need of appropriate ceremony attire so what better way to start the responsibilities of a being a sponsor than to take your little out for white clothing. Girls car pooled to the mall where they then window shopped and looked for those perfect dresses. | Study Party April 28th, 2012 Studying can just be boring so one thing to jazz up finals week studying is our study party. This year, we had optional study breaks every hour for five minutes. Some breaks included yoga, coloring, and dancing. | D E L T A S O N L Y
20: Lindsey Will Stacey Havlin Cheyenne Burgess | CANDLELIGHTS
21: Members who were named among Butler’s Top 100 Outstanding Students Brittany Jordan Members who received a 4.0 GPA Spring 2012 Emily Alaimo Andrea Brackman Recruitment Counselor Julie Hartsfeld Laura Hoffman Chelsea Patton Hannah Brophy Hayden Engstrom Brett McMurray Elizabeth Davis Tri Psi Scholarship Recipients Andrea Brackman Claire Roberts Erin Holm Emily Alaimo Whitney Haas Sarah Lieb | ACADEMICS
22: President – Claire Roberts Vice President Public Relations – Kirstie Dobbs Vice President of Membership – Erin Holm Vice President of Finance – Lindsey Will Vice President of Chapter Development – Erin Ellsworth Vice President of Administration – Liz Eveleigh Public Relations Team Philanthropy Chairman – Alaina Rodriguez Social Events Chairman – Recruitment Counselor PanHellenic Delegate – Olivia Lahr Collegiate-Alumni Relations Chairman – Kandi Kesler All-Campus Activities Chairman – Rosalie Fidanze Greek Activities Chairman – Blaine Harlan Risk Management Chairman – Abby Miller Chapter Correspondent – Recruitment Counselor | Membership Team New Member Educator – Shannon Burke Assistant VPM – Julia Gresik Sponsor Chairman – Margaret Seitz Reference Chairman – Meghan Reed Finance Team: Licensing Chairman – Recruitment Counselor Treasurer – Andrea Brackman Chapter Development Team: Member Development Chairman – Lauren Need Continuing Education Chairman – Laura Hoffman Academic Development Chairman – Recruitment Counselor Music Chairman – Audrey Robson Historian – Angel Modesti Administration Team: House Manager – Frankie Massaroni Secretary – Katie Rimmel Alumnae Advisor – Joyce Russell | 2012 Spring Officers
23: NEW MEMBERS! | Kathleen Brannen Teresa Brooks Hannah Brophy Marianne Callan Megan Crocket Elizabeth Davis Maisie DeMass Sarah Dean Macy Donnell Grace Edison Hayden Engstrom Alicia Fanucchi Sarah Fox Martina Fraga | Kelly Freiberger Emily Gadzichowski Taylor Harlow Elisabeth Heinen Jessica Heinowski Corinne Horner Emily Houser Perry Hunt Kelsey Hurm Kaitlin Klein Rachel Madura Brett McMurray Eshan Pua Alexandra Robinson-Noris | Lisa Ruch Elyse Salisz Alexis Schmidt Victoria Shook Kathryn Stelmack Katherine Thevenow Claire Tyler Brianna Ulba Elizabeth VanderWalle Kelsey Whitney Victoria Wyss Mackenzie Ziegler