FC: Richardson/Plano Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter 2011-2012
1: 2011 Kappa Delta Convention | Convention was held in Tucson, Arizona, and RPKDAC was well-represented to receive our many awards: Alumnae Chapter Award of Excellence (more than 500 alumnae chapters across the country, only 14 awarded) 1st Place * Website * Magazine - highest dollar sales * Angelos Honorable Mentions * Programming * Girl Scout support * Shamrock project - 40+ members * Chapter support out of town * Magazine highest avg sales per capita * Philanthropy - 40+ members
2: 2011 Kappa Delta Convention
5: 2011 Kappa Delta Convention
6: Past Presidents' Reception | Convention awards on display. | The Richardson/Plano Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter Board hosted its first reception honoring past presidents on Friday, July 22, 2011 at the home of Neva Cochran. Eleven past presidents attended including founding member and first president Barbara Darnall (1967-68) as well as early presidents Meredith Marston (1976-77 and 1986-87) Mildred Phillips (1979-80 and 1981-82). In addition to enjoying delicious appetizers and drinks, Chapter President Allison Hogan told the group about the ten awards our chapter received at the recent KD Convention in Tucson, which were also on display at the event. A video of RPKDAC convention highlights was shown along with a short video related to the KD Confidence Coalition. Members were able to electronically sign the Confidence Coalition Pledge on the national KD website at the event. Everyone had a great time!
8: New members, Kelsey Vernon and Gillian Salerno-Rebic | President, Allison Hogan and VP-External Public Relations, Neva Cochran | New member, Nancy Buschmann and RPKDAC President, Allison Hogan | New Member BBQ July 28, 2011
9: The five new members on the balcony of Tara's condo with the Dallas skyline in the background (L - R): Nancy Buschmann, Maggie Reece, Kellianne Boswell, Kelsey Vernon and Gillian Salerno-Rebic | New member, Maggie Reece, VP-Membership, Tara Wettreich, New member, Nancy Buschmann | Panhellenic Rep, Leanne Justiss, New member, Kelsey Vernon, Secretary, Margie Lynn
10: Girl Scout Kickoff August 6, 2011
11: Allison Hogan, RPKDAC President, managed a booth at the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Kick-off event. Allison talked with Girl Scouts, leaders and service unit managers from the Dallas Ft. Worth Area about the great programs that Kappa Delta offers to Girl Scouts. The booth displayed information about the Confidence Coalition, "Friends say the tough stuff, so say it" campaign, International Women's Friendship Month and International Girls Day. Allison gave away pens, balloons, stickers and handouts from Kappa Delta headquarters to the attendees. The RPKDAC also promoted the "You Make me Smile" campaign at this event. The leaders and Scouts loved getting the balloons with the positive messages.
13: On Saturday, August 20th, the Kappa Delta Gamma Beta chapter members at at the University of NorthTexas hosted a mock recruitment event for their friends, family members and Kappa Delta sisters. Allison Hogan, President of the Richardson/Plano Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter and RPKDAC member, Margie Lynn, participated. This event allowed the collegians an opportunity to practice their recruitment skills with "potential" members. Allison and Margie are pictured in the photos at left with Gamma Beta collegians, Alexis Park and Vanessa Sanchez after the mock recruitment event. | Gamma Beta Mock Recruitment
14: Membership Brunch | The Richardson/Plano KD Alumnae Chapter kicked off the year with a membership brunch at the home of Neva Cochran. Over 30 members attended with nearly a third of them new members, thanks to Membership VP, Tara Wettreich. The event began with the presentation of our $1000 KiDs grant check to Eboni Chopp, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Direct Program Manager by our president, Allison Hogan. After a delicious brunch provided by Board members, videos of KD convention and KD philanthropies were shown and members were updated about our activities for the year.
15: New member, Hanna Blitch (L) and Assistant Membership Chair, Jan Pridham | Liz O'Donnell, new member Nancy Buschman, President, Allison Hogan | Presentation of KiDs grant check by President Allison Hogan (R) to Eboni Chopp, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Direct Program Manager | Sarah Wilkins, Collegiate Relations Chair (L), new members, Kelsey Vernon and Michelle Lambert, and VP-Membership, Tara Wettreich
16: Painting With a Twist! 09/08/11 | The Richardson/Plano Alumnae Chapter celebrated National Women’s Friendship Month with a meeting at Color Me Mine Pottery on September 8, 2011. Members selected a piece of pottery to paint – pumpkins, vases, pitchers, bowls and more - while enjoying appetizers and conversation with their sisters. Those who didn’t have a place in their home for their masterpiece were encouraged to donate it for our KD Kocktail Party auction in November. In addition, purses were collected for Gamma Beta Chapter’s drive for a local women’s shelter as part of the Go Confidently initiative.
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