Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DG Do Gooder: March 2011

Mu member Hannah Price (PC 08 and former VP of Member Education) is Mu Chapter's Way to Be a DG for the month of March! Read why she was chosen as our winner below...

"I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip through Mizzou and a foundation called Won By One to Jamaica. The experience was life changing and I really got to learn a lot about myself and the Jamaican culture.

The mission trip included me and 41 other mizzou students. We traveled to an impoverished town in Jamaica called Harmons, where we stayed at a place called the Harmony House that Won By One provides for missionaries.

While we were there, we opened up a shop that donated clothes to the Jamaicans in need. The clothes that were donated were brought by us from the US in huge suitcases. Each student brought 100 lbs of clothing on the trip. We also built two houses in the week that we were in Harmons. Each house was being donated to a Harmons native who was picked by Won By One to be the recepient. While building the houses, we had the chance to work one-on-one with Jamaicans who were teaching us what to do. I also had the opportunity to go to the only school in Harmons and teach a fourth grade class. The school included grades K-12 and was very under staffed so they needed all the help they could get. I loved learning from the Jamaican kids including how to say things in Patois, a Jamaican language.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience that I will never forget. I met people that touched my life and will do so for forever. I learned the true meaning of Won By One's mission statement, 'Changing Lives By Changing Lives.'"

Way to be a DG Hannah and not only Do Good here in Columbia as a member of Mu Chapter, but also across the world!

Don't forget, Music 4 Mobility concert is this Thursday!

Last week the Mu Chapter blog told you all about the Music 4 Mobility Benefit Concert organized by Mu members Kelly Nelson (pc 07) and Jessica Hughes(pc 07) - and we thought it was time for a quick reminder...

Be sure to head to the Blue Note THIS Thursday to hear some awesome bands and support a local organization, P.E.T., that helps bring means of mobility to those in need in undeveloped countries!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Formal 2011

It's the first day of Spring so we felt like we should mark the occasion by posting about Spring Formal! This past Friday, Mu members and their lucky dates danced the night away at Cherry Hill Event Center at our annual Spring Formal. Enjoy the photo slideshow!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mu members help organize benefit concert for P.E.T.

What's better than kicking off Spring Break 2011 by attending a benefit concert for a local organization right here in Columbia? That's the question Mu members Kelly Nelson (pc 07), Jessica Hughes (pc 07), and their friends Sara Price and Dani Wexelman (both members of the Alpha Delta Pi chapter at Mizzou) asked earlier this semester when they began planning a way to help Personal Energy Transportation (P.E.T.) fundraise.

P.E.T. specializes in providing means of mobility, such as specially designed wheelchairs, to those in need in undeveloped countries. P.E.T. operates from Columbia and relies greatly on the local community to help provide funding for their operation. Nelson and Hughes, seeing this need, decided they could help motivate the Mizzou campus community to pitch in. All proceeds from the concert will go directly towards P.E.T. to further help their mission for mobility to others. Check out a video about P.E.T. below by KOMU's Alex Rozier!

Here are the details:
The FIRST 200 tickets are ONLY $8 and $10 after that.
You can STUDENT CHARGE or order your ticket on, the direct link is posted below:

The bands performing are:
The John Gurney Band
The High Street Nephews
Ewat & Klosty (Adam Klosterman and Eric Watkins)
Jack Campbell and Alex Heller

With great drink specials, a raffle of signed sports memorabilia by the Missouri football and basketball players and a great band lineup, it is a guaranteed good time.The night kicks off at 7:30 and the first band will go on at 8:30. So please come out to not only support the efforts of your Mu sisters, but to also help out a great cause. Be sure to bring all of your friends, listen to some great music and support this amazing organization who gives back so much to those who are less fortunate than us. See you on March 24th!

Way to "Do Good" Kelly and Jessica - you are seniors everyone should look up to : )

Monday, March 14, 2011

Founders Day - "Delta Gamma 'Til We Die!"

What's a better way to start off the day than joining some fellow Delta Gammas for brunch at our annual Founders Day? Several alumnae from different chapters, including our own Mu Chapter, joined the celebration on Sunday morning. A variety of pledge classes were present at the celebration, including Audrey Jones (p.c. '60), a 51-year Mu Chapter member and Golden Girl. Delta Gamma Fraternity has been going on for 138 years strong, and we celebrated Mu Chapter's 102nd anniversary - such an accomplishment!
The women of Delta Gamma dressed up in their classy sophisticated attire and met at Old Hawthorne Country Club, which was formerly the home of Darlene Johnson's (p.c. '57). They ate delicious quiche, cinnamon rolls, salad and more, while enjoying the companies of their fellow sisters.

DGs wait for their delicious brunch to be served!
DG Alumnae smile for the camera!

Of course, there isn't a true Founders Day celebration without some unforgettable Delta Gamma songs! Luckily, we had the choir to lead us off in our tradition and senior Jessica Hughes (p.c. '07) to lead us off in the Delta Gamma Omega Toast.

Choir girls dance and sing their heart away in front of their sisters

After brunch, the girls gathered to hear some fantastic awards:

Most Outstanding in Pledge Class
Amanda Klohmann (p.c. '07), Gracey Roope (p.c. '08), Elissa Curtis (p.c. '10), and Jenner Smith (p.c. '09)

Activities Award
Katherine Bergmann (p.c. '08), Grace Yim (p.c. '10), and Katie Moore (p.c. '09)
Not pictured - Kelly Nelson (p.c. '07)

Whole Hearted Award

Amy Voloto (p.c. '08), 2012 PI CHI (p.c. '10), and Lauren Pusateri (p.c. '09)
Not pictured - Abby Warren (p.c. '07)

Sunshine Award

Allison Dolan (p.c. '07), Hannah Price (p.c. '08), Lauren Hagerty (p.c. '09), and Maddie Conklin (p.c. '10)

Congratulations girls on your awards! :)

"Doing Good" isn't easy; we wouldn't be able to pull off all the hard work we do without Mu's House Corporation. We can't thank these ladies enough! After the awards section of Founder's Day concluded, the Mu House Corporation hosted it's annual meeting to update the chapter on their activities.

We had such a successful Founders Day this year, which couldn't have been done without the amazing leadership of Director of Alumnae Relations Lauren Hagerty (p.c. '09) and chapter advisory team member Debbie Link (p.c. '72).
One thing's for sure - once a DG, always a DG!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Greek Week Royalty

Mu Chapter wants to give a quick shout-out to Abby Warren (pc 07 - pictured left) and Allison Dolan (pc 07 - pictured right) - both seniors made it through the first round of the Greek Week Royalty process! Fingers crossed the girls ace their interviews this week...

DG supports the Cedar Creek Riding Center during Greek Week '11!

The University of Missouri's Greek Week is service-based. While we all love the games, fling performances, and the blood drive (ok maybe not the needles, but we do like the good feeling of giving-back you get after donating) - the true heart of Greek Week is the good work done by all of Mizzou's Greek students.

During the first liaison meeting representatives from Delta Gamma, Delta Tau, Delta and Theta Chi were able to pick a beneficiary that all of the service work and money raised by the grouping would go towards. We are excited to announce that during the 2011 Greek Week, Mu Chapter will be supporting the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center!

Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing horseback riding therapy to people with disabilities in the mid-Missouri area since 1988. Cedar Creek serves more than 100 people per year with all types of disabilities and relies on hundreds volunteers to operate.

Money raised will go toward scholarships for handicapped individuals to receive therapeutic riding treatment. Furthermore members of our pairing will also spend time volunteering at the center.

To stay updated with Greek Week events beyond Mu Chapter's participation - check out the new Mizzou Greek Life blog here! And check back soon for more info about Greek Week events - things are just about to get busy!