Around Town – Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Join us on Sunday, August 30th, 2:30 pm, at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, (303-289-0930).  The refuge is one of the largest urban refuges in the country and is home to more than 330 species of migratory and resident wildlife.  We will take the self-guided Wildlife Drive auto tour (or you can hike) to observe the wildlife and explore the interactive Visitor Center exhibit hall full of wildlife activities, seasonal crafts, and hands-on displays.  Gamma Phis, friends, and family welcome!  Free.  RSVP/Questions: by Thursday, August 27th to Leanne at or 303-989-2762.  Hope to see you there!


Beginner’s Bridge (Experienced players needed to coach)

Come continue to learn more about playing bridge while we play the game.  Experienced players are needed to coach the new players.  Cheat sheets provided.  If you have not played bridge for years, this is the group for you!  Snaps to our coaches that helped us last month!  If you know someone else that is interested in learning or relearning the game, please invite them!  Join us on Saturday, Aug 29th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at 1193 S Allison St, Lakewood (~Wadsworth and Mississippi).  RSVP to Cheryl by 8/27 to or 303-507-6132 or contact her if you have any questions.

LINKS, Social

DAC Fall Calendar Events?

Have you been waiting for DAC to plan an event that goes to <fill in the blank>?  Do you want to exercise by doing <fill in the blank>, but it’s never on the schedule?  Do you want to get out with other Moms and their tots?  Or, do you have something else you would like us to do?  We are planning the events for September through December.  Send your ideas to by August 17th.  Please let us know if you would be willing to be the coordinator for the event.  Thanks!


Lunch Bunch – Iron Rail Tavern

Join us Friday, August 21st, 1:00 pm at Iron Rail Tavern, 4111 S Kipling, Wheat Ridge, (303-423-2737).  A Casual American Fresh Scratch Kitchen with a diverse menu from Mahi Mahi Fish and Chips to the Iron Rail Signature Burger.  Gamma Phi’s only please. RSVP by Thursday, August 20th by noon to Karen at or 303-745-4036.  If you call leave a message.  Hope you can join us!

Collegiate Alum Relations

Beta Rho initiation

Beta Rho is having an initiation for one member next Sunday evening, August 16th at 6:30 pm.  Afterwards, the chapter is hosting an alumnae phireside. Our goal is to express lifelong commitment, sisterhood and impact of our sorority to the chapter members.  Feel free to bring photos, scrap books or anything that is meaningful to you as it relates to Gamma Phi Beta. We’d love for you to bring baked goods or something similar, as it might be a nice morale booster for the women during recruitment camp.  If you’d like to attend or know someone who might be interested, please email by August 13th to  Please wear chapter whites. Thank you for your support.  Beta Rho Chapter

Signature Event

Fall Kickoff – Wednesday, September 2nd (Date change!)

Have you heard that Heritage Square is closing at the end of the year? Come step into our Candy Land inspired Fall Kickoff and take advantage of your last chance to see it in its final days. Arrive early to ride the Alpine Slide, tour the park on the train, or wander the square until finding your way to the colorful board game we all loved as a kid. Come ready to participate in a silent and exhilarating live auction to raise money for Building Strong Girls. There are lots of unique offerings from your fellow sisters! The evening starts with cocktails and light fair at 6:30pm, and the live auction will begin at 7:30pm. The Victorian Event Center at Heritage Square is located at 18301 West Colfax Avenue. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Siddens (Programming Chair) at 972-948-7796 or

How can you help:
Do you have an event idea to auction (e.g., host a dinner party or a chick flick movie night)?  Can you offer your sisters a service (e.g., do a tax return, baby sitting, a couple hours of help)?  The events and services offered raise money for Building Strong Girls (i.e., Girls on the Run and Gates Camp for Boys and Girls Club).  Contact Leigh Ann Kudloff at 303-986-5073 or or Liz Burgess at 310-429-5579 or with your idea.