Category Archives: Denver Alumnae Panhellenic

DAP Awards Luncheon

Join us to celebrate with our panhellenic sisters on Saturday, April 27th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mt Vernon Country Club, 24933 Club House Circle, Golden.  RSVP payment must be received by April 20th either by check for $41 to Stacey Cummins, 330 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226 or $43 online at DenverAreaPanhellenic.org.  Indicate Sorority and Meal selection: Chicken Marsala, Swai (Fish – Gluten Free), Vegetarian Risotto (Gluten Free).  Guest speaker will be Carole Jones, Chairwoman of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC).

DAP – College Sorority Recruitment Information Event

DAP – College Sorority Recruitment Information Event
Calling all high school seniors who are looking to learn more about being a sorority woman.  We have the event for you. Join DAP on Sunday, March 31st at 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church 4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village to meet sorority women from the Denver area.  RSVP’s due March 15.  Please register at the DAP website https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAYWgdtpnkswXzowMdOxlVLVsGokCCJA5yn53RBDk7-aDIOQ/viewform so we know to look out for you.

DAP Leadership Summit – March 9

DAP Leadership Summit of women speakers on Saturday, March 9th from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Margery Reed Reiman Theater, University of Denver, 2306 E Evans Ave, Denver. All proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund. Parking is easy at this location. Advance tickets are $25 at the door with a light breakfast and lunch included. For tickets contact Shelby McGirr at smcgirr999@aol.com or 310-938-7678.
Speakers bio information in the DAC Winter Newsletter. 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 smcgirr999@aol.com 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.

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

Denver Area Panhellenic – Holiday Luncheon – RSVP by Nov 30

All Panhellenic alumnae members from the Denver area are invited to join us for Sisterhood and Holiday Cheer at our annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7401 S Clinton Englewood. Cost $42. By mailing a check to Stacey Cummins, Denver Area Panhellenic Treasurer
330 South Pierce Street Lakewood, Colorado 80226 or pay online at http://www.denverareapanhellenic.org by Friday, November 30. For more information, contact Jennifer Mores, DAP Vice President at jennifermores@gmail.com. Donations to the DAP scholarship fund or of items for Newborns in Need will be accepted.

CU Panhellenic – Career Networking Night

CU Panhellenic is hosting a Panhellenic Career Networking Night on Wednesday, November 28 from 5-8 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on the University of Colorado, Boulder Campus. The Denver Area Panhellenic alumnae are invited to participate. Event will give collegiate members a chance to embrace their Panhellenic network and the importance of the Panhellenic community beyond the collegiate years. Collegians are excited to learn from your experiences and ask for tips as they prepare to enter the workforce. All academic levels will be present with members from all 13 of the CU Panhellenic Chapters. RSVPs are being accepted through this link: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbd841yNAgRab4h.