How To Get Involved

DAC Printed Membership Directory

Orders for a printed version of the Denver Alumnae Chapter 2012-2013 Directory are due by Sunday, October 28th.  The directory is bound with 2 sections: Alphabetical and Chapter.  Cost is $13.00 (if picked up) or $20.00 (if mailed) and should be included with your dues payment.  Directories may be picked up at Founder’s Day or other DAC Events.  The Directory files will be emailed to all dues paying members with a valid email address.  The DAC Directory uses data provided by International Headquarters.  Please send directory updates or questions to Leanne Thompson at or (303) 989-2762.

Collegiate Alum Relations, How To Get Involved

Beta Rho Recruitment

Fall Recruitment at CU is just around the corner! The dates are September 9th-14th (second datebook will be split in to two days), and we need your help! Alumni volunteering is a crucial part of recruitment. If you would like to help in the kitchen or other areas, please email me, Lauren Halnier.

Sunday the 9th: Shifts begin at 8:00
Monday the 10th-Friday the 14th: Shifts will begin at 4:45

We will need 4-5 volunteers per shift, but on 2nd Datebook we will need 5-6. Those women will help with the craft! Yay! But of course, the more the merrier!!! Every additional woman can only help. 🙂

I will give you more details when you email me (, so please do so as soon as you can! If you plan on volunteering, please send me your phone number and home address.

Thank you so much for your support. I look forward to hearing from ALL of you!

-Lauren Halnier
Assistant Membership Vice President, Beta Rho

-Emily Duke
DAC Collegiate-Alumnae Relations

Collegiate Alum Relations, How To Get Involved

Upcoming Collegiate-Alumnae Events

Theta Pref Night Practice
We are looking for as many wonderful alumnae women as possible (30+) to help Theta with a “Mock Pref Night” to make Theta’s recruitment as strong as possible this year. If you are interested in having a fun event with the Theta women and a flash back to your own Pref Night, please join us Saturday, September 8th at 11am. To sign up or for more information, please email

Theta Recruitment Help
Dear Denver Alumnae Group:
THETA (University of Denver) NEEDS YOUR HELP!! Recruitment is right around the corner and we need a handful of alumnae volunteers every night to help execute a successful recruitment. Here is when we would love your help.

Thursday, September 20 : House Tours
Shift 1 = 5:50 pm to 8:00 pm
Shift 2 = 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm

Friday, September 21 : Sisterhood Day
Shift 1: 3:40 pm to 6:15 pm
Shift 2: 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 22: Philanthropy Day
Shift 1: 12:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, September 23: Preference Night
Shift 1: 3:00 to 5:30
Shift 2 : 5:00 to 7:45

Please email if you can help even if it is just for one shift. Whatever you can do will be so helpful for us.

Please wear all black on each day of recruitment and come in through the side kitchen door if you are arriving late or working only the second shift on any day. If you look at the chapter house, you would walk next to the right side and enter through the kitchen door.
Thank you so much for volunteering your time to help the collegians of Theta chapter pull off an amazing recruitment!

Mentorship Program
The Collegiate-Alumnae Relations department is excited to announce a new program launching this Fall. It is called the Gamma Phi Mentorship Program, and we are looking for wonderful Alumnae women to help make this a success. The program focuses on the life long bond between sisters, allowing Collegiate sisters to explore their career interests through real world experience and guidance provided by our amazing Alumnae sisters working in varying fields.

How you can help:
We would LOVE your support by offering your time, experience and job information to a sister who connects with your field. If you are interested in mentoring a sister, the commitment can be what you make of it. 5 great ways you can connect with a Collegiate sister are:
1. Meet for coffee or lunch and share your experience in the field
2. Have a sister shadow for a day
3. Have a sister shadow once a week, or a more long-term collaboration
4. Create an internship for a sister
5. Mentor a sister by helping her navigate choices and opportunities within the field

Once you get paired, you will also get a more detailed outline of how to connect so it’s as stress-free as possible!

If you’re excited about joining the program or have more questions, please email Emily Duke at with the following information:

Subject line: Gamma Phi Mentor
Personal info: Name, email, phone number
Job info: General field, job title, job description, job location, what type of lady you think would be a good fit to shadow you

Beta Rho Recruitment Help – More Information to Come

Hug A Collegiate Day – More Information to Come

Thank you for your support. The Alumnae and Collegiate chapters are extremely excited to get this new program running!

-Emily Duke
DAC Collegiate-Alumnae Relations


Philanthropy Update – August 27th

Contact Information: Sarah Siddens, or 972-948-7796

Upcoming Events:

September 15th:  Alzheimer’s Walk at City Park; team name Pink Carnations.
Sign up at here. We were asked to do walk by Sandy Bainbridge who is very involved with organization. There are several Gamma Phi connections to this organization here in Denver.

October 7th: Join the Pink Carnations for the Susan G Komen 5k Race for the Cure Pepsi Center (we will plan to meet in a central location and take the light rail to the Pepsi Center) Register online by September 28 and receive FREE shipping of your t-shirt/bib…including team members!

Online registration fees:
7:00 a.m. Competitive Run $40 (one fee for all age groups; 3,000 registrations available)
Adult $35
Youth 11-21 $25
Seniors 65 & over $25
Children 10 & under $15
Sleep In for the Cure $25 (all ages)
Doctors for the Cure $100

Events and Times:
7:00 a.m. 5K Inspiration Run (Competitive Run followed by Walkers/Joggers)
8:00 a.m. 5K Celebration Walk (Walkers/Joggers)
9:00 a.m. Family 1-Mile Fun Walk
Sleep In for the Cure

Care 'N Share

Care N Share Update – August 27th

Care ‘N Share: Dianne Hornbrook – 303.757.6996

There’s been joy and tears these last 6 months.

Joy for the 3 new babies born to our alum sisters.

  • Our Executive Director at Headquarters, Laurie Veldhuizen, Beta Mu, gave birth to a boy, Tate Alexander, on June 1, 2012.  While she is on maternity leave, Kendra Bocher, Gamma Eta is filling in for her.
  • Monica Haskell, Theta, a former Denver Alum on Exec, who now resides in Salida, gave birth May 4, 2012 to a darling LEGACY named Lily Adele.  Grandma Cheryl, Gamma Delta, visits as often as she can.
  • Amy Dana, Alpha Phi, attended convention, then gave birth July 5, 2012 to a “fire cracker” son, named Alexander Robert.    Amy has been our Panhellenic Delegate for many years.  Kris Walker, Theta, will take her place.  We are looking for an Alternate Panhellenic Delegate.  If anyone is interested, please call our President, Brooke Carillo on her cell: 970-581-0358.

Sadness for those who have passed away.  We send sympathy to these families.

  • John Lindauer, husband of Cathy, Omega, passed away April 30, 2012.  He had been ill for many years with Parkinson’s disease.  He was 87 years old and had been married to Cathy for 64 years.  They have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
  • H. Adeline Felix, Theta, died peacefully in her bed of heart failure.  She was the last surviving member of her 1931 Theta pledge class.  She would have been 98 on July 10, 2012.  Ade was instrumental in the ground breaking and construction of Theta Chapter House on the DU campus.  She served on the House Corporation Board for many years.  She is survived by her son Robert of New Zealand, daughter Paula Paige of California and 2 grandsons.  Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Epiphany, 100 Colorado Blvd. Denver 80206.
  • Peggy Purves, Sigma, passed away May 30, 2012.  She was 97 years old.  She grew up in Wichita KS, attended Stephens’ College then graduated from KU.  She attended the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and saw Jesse Owens win his gold medal.  She was in the Navy during WWII.  Later at St. Louis U, she got her Masters in Social Work.  She worked at Meiningers, then Denver General Hospital.  She is survived by nieces and nephews.  She was active in her church, First Plymouth Congregational.  In Denver she was part of the Bridge Marathon for many years.
  • Gloria Bort, Psi, passed away July 2, 2012 after a short illness.  She was 1st cousin to our Pat Pinney Kelly.  They were more like sisters.  She hosted many events with Pat.  She was active in the GPB Bridge Marathon for many years – in fact she and her partner, Sue Duncan were 2nd in last years’ Marathon.

The Exec Board voted to make contributions to the GPB Foundation in these ladies memory.

Our group has been traveling. 

  • DiAnn, Gamma Delta, and Rick Hammond-Blessing spent most of last October on a wonderful three week trip on The Great Rivers of Europe.  Three days were spent in Brussels before the river trip began in Amsterdam.  Two weeks were spent floating on the Rhine and Danube Rivers, culminating with another three days being enjoyed in Vienna.  A highlight was traversing the
    Rhine-Mein-Danube Canal.  It is truly a feat of modern engineering as the boat travels through a series of extremely large locks from the Rhine to the Danube. As a bonus the colors were changing and the countryside was indeed beautiful.
  • Jean Marshall, Beta Eta, went on a twelve day Caribbean Cruise last March.  She stopped in seven ports.  Of course it was wonderful.
  • Karen Kellog-Fain, Alpha Epsilon, was a delegate of the Denver Chapter of DAR at the Colorado State Convention in April.  She enjoyed meeting ladies from all over Colorado.
  • Dianne Hornbrook, Alpha Phi, had a wonderful Spring.  In April she travelled for 2 weeks in Holland, Germany and the Czech Republic.  In Holland she saw the tulips and other spring flowers at the Floriade, which occurs once every 10 years.  There were 19 windmills in the Kinderdijk area.  She was glad she didn’t live there in the 18th century.  She boarded the Viking River cruise ship on the Rhine River at Amsterdam and travelled to Nuremburg.  After a 4 hour bus ride she arrived in Prague.  It is as wonderful as everyone says.  She was home for 3 weeks and then spent the long Memorial Day week-end in San Francisco, participating in the wedding activities of her youngest son Chuck.

We Have An Author In Our Midst.

  • Sharon Word, Beta Rho, wrote and illustrated a book for pre-schoolers about the alphabet.  Sharon is a former kindergarten teacher and artist.  She lives 6 months in Phoenix and 6 months in Denver.  If interested in buying her book, you can reach her at: 303-985-1844.


Signature Event, Social

Fall Kick Off

Denver-area Alumnae,

It’s almost that time! Join us at 6 p.m. at the Roxborogh Library on Thursday, September 6th to kick off the upcoming Gamma Phi Beta DAC calendar year. We have so many exciting initiatives in the works including a new website, Linkedin group, events, contacts, etc. After celebrating the 75th International Convention in Denver this summer, there hasn’t been a better time to get involved- and we NEED you!

Contact with questions about getting involved or touch base with Lisa Baity about attending the Fall 2012 Kickoff Party!

As you can see, the event will be hosted at the beautiful Roxborogh Library, perhaps fitting as we are placing a BIG emphasis on the collection of school supplies for the Annual Denver Area Panhellenic School Supply Drive. The Denver Alumnae Chapter E-Board is looking forward to hosting you at this event and just as important as the networking and vino, Denver-area students need your help with collecting school supplies. Thank you for your time- and generosity!
Everyone should be getting an email invitation within the next day.  Please be sure to RSVP, or respond on facebook by visiting here!  We look forward to seeing some old faces and meeting many new ones!

Your Denver Alumnae Chapter Executive Board


Under Construction

Happy Friday Sisters!
I wanted to clear up a few things for everyone, the blog is still very much “under construction”.  It should be up and ready come fall kick-off in just a few short weeks!

Once the BIG REVEAL happens, there will not be passwords on the pages (with the exception of the Exec Board page).  And soon, you will be able to pay your dues online!  Right now, everything is blocked off until I am done coding and we make sure everything is working great for you!

I am so excited for this new venture in DAC history, and happy to be apart of it.  Please email me with any questions you may have, I am happy to help!!

~Paige Bell
Public Relations Vice President