Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The women attended a presentation by Judson Laipply, who also spoke at the DG Convention this past summer in Palm Desert. Listening to him speak is such a treat! He taught us about choices and changes in our lives, all the while making us laugh! Check out his page, and don't forget to watch his 'evolution of dance!'
We also participated in the Alcohol Responsibility Walk at Stankowski Field. The 12 hour walk also featured impromptu kickball and volleyball games, an oversized Jenga and Connect Four game, tricycle rides, and of course, free food! It was a beautiful day and the girls had lots of fun!
Corwin was an excellent addition to our long list of great speakers. Special thanks to the lectureship committee (which included Mu chapter members, Amanda Klohmann (07), Danielle Hohmeier (05), Laura Schneider (06), and Chelsea Johnson(05)), MSA, ORG, and all the alumnae who helped make the event possible!
Anchor Splash wrapped up Friday night with the Plunge, a synchronized swimming and relay race competition held at the ARC in Columbia. The fraternity men dressed in costume and danced on the deck before jumping into the pool to form giant anchors and do the DG salute. Themes included cowboys, candy, Grease, and even Hannah Montana- boy are these guys creative! Very special thanks goes to Laura Schneider, our director of Anchor Splash, for planning such a great event!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Each fall, the women of Mu chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Missouri hold their annual philanthropy, Anchor Splash, to benefit Service for Sight. The event consists of clothing sales, serenades, a Most Beautiful Eyes fundraiser, and it all culminates with The Plunge- a synchronized swimming competition. The week also includes the annual Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship on Values and Ethics. Since 1998, the Lectureship has brought notable speakers to the campus to discuss the University’s four values- Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.
This year’s Anchor Splash starts Monday, September 22, 2008, and ends with The Plunge on Friday, September 26, 2008. The Lectureship will bring Animal Planet star, Jeff Corwin, to campus on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. The women of Mu Chapter invite you to join us for these events!
Last year, fourteen fraternities and one sorority participated in Anchor Splash, and we were able to bring Christopher Gardner, author of Pursuit of Happyness, to campus. Between Anchor Splash, Lectureship, and donations from the chapter, we were able to send over $15 thousand dollars to Service for Sight, which works with various organizations nationwide to support aid to the blind, vision preservation, schools for the visually impaired, and guide dog trainings.
We are so excited about Anchor Splash and Lectureship this year, and would love for ALL of you to join us!
If you are interested in donating, please send donations to Laura Schneider at 1408 Wilson Ave., Apt #1, Columbia MO 65201. Donations are due September 21, 2008.
Monday, September 1, 2008
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Saturday, August 9, 2008
While we are sad that our summer break is over, it is great to be back in Columbia with all of our sisters! Have a great summer story you want to share? Post it in the comments below!
And if want to read about my great summer trip to California for the DG Convention check out the previous post, California Dreaming!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
myDG is a secure, online community that allows you to stay connected with their sisters all over the world. It also gives you access to tons of resources that will make their DG life a lot easier- like news updates, forms, calendars, etc.
myDG is only for DGs, so you know it is a safe network to search for sisters and help maintain that constant bond we pledge when we are initiated!
myDg is very easy to use- just go to the (newly revamped!) DG International Website and click on the ‘myDG’ icon. You will then be taken through a simple registration process (if you were already an ‘Anchored Area’ user, you can go ahead and use that log in).
Go ahead and log on today!
…and then add me as your friend!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
-Not one, but TWO members elected to Executive Council! Congratulations Debbie Seebold Evans (Finance) and Shaun Fisher Young (Membership).
-Second largest chapter (first was Alpha Psi, Mississippi)
-Region 5 recognition of our Golden Anchor Program
-Region 5 Excellence in Philanthropy Fundraising Award
-Columbia Area Alumnae Chapter received an Alumnae Excellence Award
Mu Chapter was very well represented in Palm Desert! I am going to try to name as many of us as possible, but I know I will forget some people. If I forgot you, or someone you know, please leave the name in the comments!
Danielle Hohmeier, Mu Chapter President (pictured)
Tonya Dimmit, Mu ATC (pictured)
Katie Lampitt, Columbia Area Alumnae President (pictured)
Debbie Evans, VP Finance (pictured)
Shaun Young, VP Membership (pictured)
Carrie Stith, Eta Theta- St.Louis ATC (pictured)
Jackie Bergquist, Tau- Iowa ATC (pictured)
Donna Hulett, Region 5 Director (pictured)
Lisa Bowles, Region 5 Collegiate Recruitment Specialist (pictured)
Marcia Werremeyer, Region 5 Alumnae Specialist
Lori Loethen, Region 2 Finance Specialist (pictured)
Kary Bachert, Dir. Collegiate Programming
Mary Kay Chapel, Region 5 Finance Specialist
Mary Jo Carver, Region 6 Housing Director
What I learned in Palm Dessert
-Ontario, CA, does not always mean Canada. It could be talking about Ontario, California.
-Hypnosis is fun!
-Judson Laipply is great! Hire him as a speaker!
-Life may not always be the party you hoped for, but while you’re here you might as well dance.
-It isn’t fun when its 97 degrees at 4am. Or 118 degrees in the afternoon.
-Guide dogs are awesome.
-Networking isn’t just for your career- it’s for your life. Surround yourself with people that can not only get you a better job, but get you a better life!
-The DG Foundation does amazing things.
-Steve Ford (President Gerald Ford’s son) is a really great speaker and we should have him at our Lectureship someday!
-It’s okay to be skeptical of desserts named after geometric shapes. Or covered in weird clear gel…
-Sabrina Bryan is really nice! And she was VP Social Standards (just like me)!
-Try to stay at the JW Mariott in Palm Desert. But not when you don’t get any time to enjoy the pool. And not when it is 115 degrees outside.
-Its really great meeting other DGs from around the globe! It doesn’t matter where you are from or how old you are, you already have this instant bond!
-Everyone should go to Convention someday! It is a really cool experience to see DG work at this level! Start planning now for Denver 2010!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
On Sunday, our DG Soccer Team, already the reigning champions of the Greek Intramural league, played against the champions from the non-Greek league.
We were already a number of players down, and our Director of Activities, Elaine Beck, who is one of our strongest players, sat out because she wasn't feeling well. The girls played the whole game keeping the score at 0-0. We've gone into penalty kicks before, with some success, but no one ever wants to be under that type of pressure!
The referee announced that there was less than a minute remaining, so the team started hustling. They got the ball to freshman Jen Didion, one of our fatsest players, and sure enough she scored! The score was now 1-0, and when they lined back up, the referee announced 15 seconds left. We knew we had won!
This final win makes the Delta Gamma soccer team the best female soccer team in all of RecSports! Congratulations girls!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Leadership Within Award recognizes a strong executive board. The Director's Cup is one of six trophies awarded during the night (and we have one of them!). DG was one of only three other chapters to walk away with a Cup, out of all 13 PHA chapters at MU.
Applications for these awards were submitted early in the semester, so they do not include any of the great things we have done so far (i.e. any of the great things you read on this blog!).
I cannot express how proud I am to lead this amazing group of young women who do so much for the chapter, the fraternity, the campus, and the community. Accepting these awards on their behalf was truly an honor!
Our closet was getting out of control! It was filled with random costumes from past Homecoming, Greek Week, and Recruitment skits, with the random purchases from Fraternity serenades and Halloween costumes thrown in.
The girls, who don't even live in the house, stopped by on this beautiful, sunny afternoon to clean it out! Thank you!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Here is a synopsis:
Anything can look perfect…on paper.
When her fiancé calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said.
'Perfect...on Paper' is a humorous tale of Waverly’s efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she’s looking for?
Sound interesting? Here is a link to the Amazon page. And for all you Facebook users, here is a link to the group fan page.
Any other alums want to spread the word about soemthing (anything!) on our blog? Let us know!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Kelli Rogers (vp Foundation) contacted Steve Berman, who helped organize the summit, and he was very excited to have the help of Delta Gamma at the event. Kelli arrived with 10 girls at 8:00am to help set up booths for the vendors, carry in their products, and check guests in at the registration desk. Throughout the day, we had four different shifts of 8-10 girls come to help out. Steve had us sit at his booth with a variety of braille books so that we could interact with guests. We were also in charge of the door prize booth, where we picked winning numbers and got to present guests with gifts such as magnetic braille, talking mathematical tools, and braille books. It was really neat to speak with different organizations who came to the summit. Kelli had women come up to her from both the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City and the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments in St. Louis to say how much the Delta Gammas in those areas have helped them. I was glad we were there to represent Mizzou DG!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Basketball may have just ended a few weeks ago, but the DG soccer team is picking up the winning streak, staying undefeated after their first two games. They shut out Chi Omega in their first game, winning 4-0. Tonight, they played the women of Alpha Delta Pi. After two scoreless halves, they went into penalty kicks. Each team was allowed five kicks, and DG ended up winning 2-1. Congrats girls!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Congratulations to junior Meghan Kuryla, who was recently named one of the tri-directors for RAMS!
The DG basketball team’s season ended tonight with a loss to Kappa Alpha Theta. The girls had a great season and we loved watching them every week! Here are some pictures from our final game.
Thanks for a great season girls! Good luck in Greek Week!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Last night, the team beat Pi Beta Phi to advance into the second round of finals! It was a really close game, but, of course, our girls pulled through in the end!
Next Tuesday they play Kappa Alpha Theta at 7pm. If they win, they will play again on Wednesday at 7pm. Come out and support the team!
When Nikki Peterson, Gamma Beta – Tulsa, and her mother were driving through Columbia, MO en route to the University Hospital where Nikki’s husband was a patient, they passed the Mu chapter house on Providence Road. Seeing the anchor above the door gave Nikki’s mom an idea that was the beginning of a wonderful relationship with local alumnae.
Nikki’s husband had spent the past month in the hospital in Joplin, MO, where doctors were unable to diagnose his illness so he was transferred to Columbia for observation. While he was in ICU, Nikki slept on chairs in the lounge. Her mother thought that perhaps Nikki could at least do laundry at the chapter house so she called Executive Offices in Columbus for more information. She was referred to alumnae chapter president Suzy Warren Westfall, Beta Kappa – Kansas. That’s when things began to happen.
Suzy contacted alumnae who sprang into action: setting up a bank account for financial contributions, sharing meals with her daily and providing comfort and support, and yes, help doing her laundry!
“Someone is with her every day to have coffee, share a meal or just keep her company” said alumnae president-elect Katie Row Lampitt, Mu – Missouri.
Although her husband has been moved to a regular hospital room with more comfortable sleeping arrangements for Nikki, his diagnosis is still undetermined. While he seems to be improving, he will remain hospitalized until he is able to travel home to Baxter Springs, Kansas. In the meantime, the wonderful Delta Gammas in the area continue to help.
If you would like more information, contact Katie Lampitt at email@example.com or Suzy Westfall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Our DG intramural basketball team is on the way to the finals after winning three of their four games this season. They beat Chi Omega, Alpha Chi Omega, and Kappa Delta, only losing to the number one team in the league, Alpha Delta Pi (but only by three points)!
Their first game in the finals is against Pi Beta Phi on March 12th.
RAMS consists of many events, including service events, a banner competition, a comedy night at Deja Vu, speakers on Multiple Sclerosis, a 'jail n' bail' event, and Rock It, a lip sync competition. DG beat out the other thirteen sororities, claiming the first place title for themselves!
Rock It is definitely the most popular RAMS event. This year it was held at the Blue Note downtown. Each participating group does a dance/lip sync and every year it gets better! This year, DG performed songs from 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' and our pink-infused routine earned us a place in the finals. Besides our lip sync performance, Hillary Overfelt performed an IBA (in between act) where she sang 'A Whole New World,' and Meghan Kuryla was the MC for the competition (that is her in the beginning of the video in the blue dress!). Check out our lip sync performance!
This weekend will be a weekend for alumnae! We have meetings for the 100th Anniversary that is coming up next spring as well as a meeting to discuss speakers for next fall's Lectureship. And on Sunday, we have our annual Founders Day celebration at Memorial Union at 11am. If you are an alumnae interested in attending, leave us a comment and let us know!
This past Saturday, we had our annual Pinafore party at the bowling alley. We all wear matching T-shirts and decorate sailor hats for our dates. Everyone had a really great time! Special thanks to Jessica Halloran, our director of Special Events for planning a great night! Here are some pictures from the event, but to see a full album, check out Mu Chapter's website.
Welcome to the DG at Mizzou blog! Hopefully this will be a great way to bridge the gap between collegians, alumnae, parents, and others out in our community!
It is already March and we have had a really busy couple of months! In just the first two weeks of school, officers attended a training in KC, I went on a retreat with all the other Greek Presidents, AND we had our CDC, Jessica, come visit us! Oh, and of course, our rescheduled SemiFormal at the Upper Crust downtown!