Lunch Bunch – Fresh Fish Company

Join us at The Fresh Fish Company serving fish and other food options for over 30 years on Friday, December 14 at 1 p.m. at 7800 E Hampden Ave, Denver (303-740-9556). Gamma Phi’s only. RSVP by December 10 to Peggy Hutchinson at peggy_hutchinson@msn.com or 303-697-8963.​

Gamma Phi Dines Out -240 Union

Join us at 240 Union Restaurant for delicious American contemporary cuisine on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:45 p.m. at 240 Union Blvd, Lakewood (303-989-3562) (~6th Ave and Simms/Union Blvd). Gamma Phis, significant other, and friends are invited. RSVP by December 10 to Peggy Hutchinson at peggy_hutchinson@msn.com or 303-697-8963.​

National Panhellenic Council Message

Dear College and Alumnae Panhellenic presidents,

Our right to sisterhood is in jeopardy!

Today, a group of sororities, fraternities and students—backed by the National Panhellenic Conference—filed a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions policy that punishes students who join off-campus, single-sex social organizations. The mission of the National Panhellenic Conference is to advocate for the sorority experience by championing the opportunities for empowerment and development made possible through women’s organizations like the 26 sororities that make up NPC.

We must stand together to protect members’ right to shape their own leadership and social paths and preserve the sorority experience for current members and future generations.

Harvard boasts its students are among the brightest minds in the world, yet it is baffling the administrators won’t trust those students to make decisions about how they choose to associate with one another.

Before Harvard announced its policy, one in four undergraduates belonged to sororities, fraternities or all-women’s or all-men’s final clubs—opportunities protected by Title IX and the First Amendment. Starting this fall, members of our organizations are, in a word, blacklisted—
stripped of opportunities to hold leadership roles in Harvard organizations and athletic teams, and to obtain post-graduate fellowships and scholarships influenced or controlled by Harvard.

The impact on women’s organizations, in particular, has been devastating. Almost all of the all-women’s sororities and final clubs at Harvard have either closed or had to renounce our proud status as women’s groups and commit to admitting men. After membership soared to record highs in recent years, Harvard has erased our empowering women’s organizations designed to create opportunities, resources and sustainable networks built by women for women.

We can’t sit back and allow Harvard to set a precedent that could be followed by others. This policy blatantly infringes on the rights of Harvard students.

We need you! Share social media posts from NPC and your member organization to add your voice to the support as we STAND UP TO HARVARD. Learn more at standuptoharvard.org.

Interfraternally,
Carole J. Jones
NPC chairman 2017-19

Around Town – Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens

Join us for the Blossoms Of Light holiday lights extravaganza at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at 1007 York St, Denver. Cost: Non-Members: Adult $16, Child (3-15) $13, Senior (65+) $14; Members get discounted prices. Buy online at http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2344 . Print your pdf email ticket attachment before arriving! If tickets are sold out online, none are available at the door. Enter within a one-hour window starting at the time listed. RSVP by 12/7 to Taylor McGowen at tmcgowen28@gmail.com or 303-810-7188 to let her know you are attending.

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Gamma Phi Gets Fit – Skiing at Keystone Resort

C25502B8-F54E-4BA4-A851-94B52DCD8B50Join us on Saturday, December 8meet at 10 am at top of River Run gondola at the start of the Schoolmarm run, Keystone Resort. Buy tickets 7+ days in advance for best savings or by midnight the night before and still save money off ticket window price. Gamma Phi’s, family, and friends welcome! RSVP by 12/6to Taylor McGowen at tmcgowen28@gmail.com or 303-810-7188 to let her know you are attending or want to carpool!​

Holiday Open House – RSVP’s due today!

Join us Saturday, December 1st between 1-3 pm at 24 Pinyon Pine Rd, Littleton. RSVP to Shelby McGirr smcgirr999@aol.com or 310-938-7678. See all the details in the earlier post below.  Hope to see you there!

Founders Day was filled with sisterhood!

Wonderful time at Founders Day! The Theta and Tau collegians entertained us.