Mystery Wine Tasting Fundraiser-Feb.23

At this fun party, each attendee or couple will bring any bottle of Pinot Grigio wine in a paper bag to hide the label.  We taste all the wines and vote to determine the best one.  A prize will be awarded for the best wine!  Appetizers will be provided.  Join us on Saturday, February 23rd at 7 p.m. at Cheryl Haskell’s home, 1193 S Allison St, Lakewood (~Wadsworth and Mississippi).  Cost: $15.  All Gamma Phis, significant other, and friends are welcome!  Maximum of 12 attendees.  Funds raised will be split equally between Girls on the Run of the Rockies and Gates Camp for Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.  Hostesses: Cheryl Haskell, Peggy Hutchinson, and Leanne Thompson.  RSVP to Cheryl Haskell at or 303-507-6132.  Hope you can join us!

Lunch Bunch – Bread Winner’s Café in Olde Town Arvada – Sat. 2/16

Join us at Bread Winners Café for a delicious brunch on Saturday, February 16th at 10 a.m. at 7311 Grandview Ave, Arvada (303-460-9101). Gamma Phi’s, significant others, and friends welcome! RSVP by February 14 to Peggy Hutchinson at or 303-697-8963. After brunch, join us to explore the shops of Olde Town Arvada, if interested. Hope to see you there!

3rd Annual DAP Leadership Summit – March 9

DAP Leadership Summit of women speakers.  All proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund on Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Margery Reed Reiman Theater, University of Denver, 2306 E Evans Ave, Denver.  Parking is easy at this location.  Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door with a light breakfast and lunch included.  Gamma Phi Beta is expected to sell 10 tickets.  Get tickets from Shelby McGirr at or 310-938-7678.

Speakers are (more bio information in the DAC Winter Newsletter):

Diane Simard – One of “National Women in Business to Watch.”  An angel investor in emerging technology companiesand founded the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence at DU as first specialty in the country to help train students how to work with cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Gayle Novak – Winner of the Senior Mrs. America 2018. Her philanthropy efforts have raised millions of dollars for local charities.

Trish Morris – President and CEO of Courageous Faces Foundation, the premier organization empowering people to embrace differences and see that all individuals are people first and foremost. She has taken ladies with special needs to be special princesses in the Miss Colorado Pageant.

Stacey  Bledsoe – President and Founder of HR Consultants of Denver with over 20 years of human resources expertise serving large companies. She has worked in all types and sizes of business including Fortune 500 to family-owned. She is a member of the Denver Area Chi Omega Alumnae group.

Laura Saye – Her work history combines careers in network television production, psychotherapy, and organization development. She is a living testament to the value of therapy, friendship, and the disciplined practice of cognitive-behavioral techniques. She is a life-long learner and looks to find ways to contribute to the greater community.

Gamma Phi Gets Fit – Yoga

Join us for a yoga on Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at CorePower Yoga at the Highlands, 3390 W 32nd Ave, Denver(303-964-3454). You do not need a class reservation to practice at the Highlands studio. First-timers should arrive 15 minutes before class to meet your yoga instructor and ask questions. Cost: One week free trial membership. Free two-hour street parking is available in front of the studio and on the side streets. Parking available in the coin operated lot across the street; ask for a token after class. Gamma Phi’s, family, and friends are welcome! RSVP by January 30 to Taylor McGowen or 303-810-7188.

Book Club – Prairie Fires

Reading and discussing Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser. Join us even if you haven’t finished the book or started it on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Ted’s Montana Grill in Belmar at 330 S Teller St, Lakewood (303-922-7770). Gamma Phis and friends are welcome. RSVP to Leigh Ann Kudloff at or 303-986-5073.  Hope you can join us!

Around Town – Elvis Cinema

Join us at the movies on Friday, January 25, meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the theatre to decide on the movie at Elvis Cinemas, Tiffany Plaza, 7400 E Hampden Ave, Denver (south side of Hampden Ave behind 24 Hr Fitness). Depending on the start time, we will visit until we can be seated. Cost: $4. Gamma Phis, family, and friends welcome. RSVP by January 24 to Leanne Thompson at or 720-273-2761.  Hope you can join us!​

Marjory Shupert

(From IH) It is with sadness that Gamma Phi Beta shares the loss of Marjory “Marjy” Mills Shupert (Colorado State, 1954). Marjy passed away on January 8, 2019.


Marjy served as Gamma Phi Beta’s executive director from 1982 to 1998. During that time Gamma Phi Beta’s International Headquarters was built, and Marjy served an integral role in the completion and management of the project. Marjy was also responsible for bringing Gamma Phi Beta’s database management in house and keeping up with trends and advancements in technology in the 1990s. An organizational guru, Marjy placed a high priority on creating systems and processes for International Headquarters and maintaining the Sorority’s archives.


After her tenure as executive director, Marjy served on the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees. She was also a recipient of Gamma Phi Beta’s Service Roll and Loyalty Award and served as an extension volunteer for the Sorority. She was a member of the Denver Alumnae Chapter and received her 50-year pin in 2004. Marjy was a founding member of the Foundation’s 1874 Society.


Marjy will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful leader who led by example with humor and grace. She was a proud grandmother and a dear friend to many.


Information on services is not yet available. If you would like to honor Marjy, gifts can be made in her name to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation.