"The mission of the Delta Kappa Psi Alumnae is the lifetime development of women through the support of Delta Kappa Psi's leadership, scholarship, service, educational programs, and the preservation of the heritage of Delta Kappa Psi."
We will start our year in September with a full slate of officers: Holly Nolan (President), Kailey Hatfield-Odero (Past President), Jody Stratton (Vice President), Luann Bangsund (Treasurer), Brittany Simon (Secretary), Heather Thomas (Webmaster), Elizabeth Peale Hind and Anne Castagnaro (Doings Co-Editors), Justine Doyle and Allie Williams (Young Alumnae Liaisons), Lori Hatfield (Delta House), Kelly Feeney (Ways & Means) and Teri Grossman (Historian). Our Alumnae Advisors are a part of Exec Council as well and are truly second to none. These ladies work with the Initiated Members day-in and day-out, putting in countless hours advising and mentoring future Delta alumnae. Exec Council positions are two-year terms (except President and Alumnae Advisor) so we are always looking for new faces who are interested in joining us. Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to discuss becoming a part of Executive Council.
Even if you are unable to commit to one of the larger leadership roles above, belonging to an Alumnae Chapter is fun and a great way to get involved and stay connected to Delta sisters of all ages. We currently have Chapters in Redlands, Orange County, San Diego, the Burbank/Pasadena area and even in the Denver, CO area. The Chapters are always welcoming new members. They are the backbone of our Alumnae organization and are responsible for all the annual events Delta sponsors. Without the Chapters, there would be no Homecoming Fiesta, no Birthday Luncheon, Silent Auction, or Raffle (which raise money for scholarships for Deltas), no Mother-Daughter Tea and Recipe Boxes for seniors, etc. Go to www.deltakappapsi.org to see if there is a Chapter near you and if not, consider stepping up to help start one!
We are also looking for new recipes to go along with the traditional recipes and those carefully selected by the Chapter preparing the Recipe Boxes. Specifically, we want to include recipes representing gluten-free, paleo, Weight Watchers and other alternative eating plans. If you have a favorite recipe in these categories to share, please e-mail it in Word to me by December 1, 2018 so it can be considered as an addition to this year’s boxes…no guarantees.
I would like to thank the Omega Chapter (San Diego) for the wonderful 108th Birthday Luncheon at The Crossings in Carlsbad in May and the Alpha Chapter for their hard work in pulling together a profitable silent auction and raffle.
I hope to see you at the annual ¡Cuca’s and A Cold One! Fiesta at Homecoming in October, sponsored by the Kappa Chapter. And, we know the Alpha Chapter will host a memorable 109th Birthday Luncheon on campus in May. Rumor has it the University’s first female mascot, Addie, will make a guest appearance! Please plan now to attend both events!!
Holly Emmons Nolan ’85
Executive Council President 2018
Pictured above with her daughter Mary Nolan ‘19