Calendar of Events for 2017–2018 (and other important dates)

These are our primary events for the year. Interest group get-togethers, special events put on by First Book Portland® and impromptu events will be announced in our monthly eNewsletters and on this page.

Electronic invitations are sent prior to our events since nearly all of our paid members have Internet access. Many of our events are open to non-members and non-Pi Phi guests.

Lake Oswego-Dunthorpe Alumnae Club's Theme:
"CHEERS TO THINGS PI PHIS HOLD DEAR"


GIVE ME AN "E" FOR EXCELLENCE
Sunday, August 13, 2017 ➳ 3 to 5 p.m.

Kick-off high tea at Maja Berge's home in Forest Heights (NW Portland)

POST-EVENT RECAP: After mixing and mingling, the 17 guests enjoyed our first meeting of the year that was led by President Susan Jonnatti Maxwell, Pennsylvania Zeta. She gave a convention report, did with a Leading with Values® program entitled "Pi Phi Fact or Fiction?" and handed out gifts to first-time attendees. We voted on two proposed alumna initiates, Susan explained this year's theme and we gathered for a group photo.

Then we all enjoyed the array of goodies prepared by Marilyn, Susan, Peggy and Maja. We sipped on our traditional mimosas, too.

Click HERE for a copy of Susan's presentation.  See the LINKS+ web page to view the photos and near the bottom of this page for the group photo.

We were asked by Pi Beta Phi Headquarters to do a "social media takeover" on their Instagram account! Collegiate Region 7 Membership Specialist Carolyn Reil did a great job posting photos and videos throughout the event. Check it out at Instagram.com and search for pibetaphihq.


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THE NEXT EVENT!

GIVE ME AN "R" FOR READING
Tuesday, September 20, 2017 ➳ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Light buffet dinner and program at Peggy Lawson's Lake Oswego home

September is Pi Phi’s literacy month. We will have a little fun(d)raiser and a speaker before our buffet dinner. Funds raised will go to Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART) + our club will match that amount to make a donation to First Book Portland!


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GIVE ME AN "H" FOR HERITAGE
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 ➳ 7 to 9 p.m.

Heritage meeting at Jeanne Bliss's home in Lake Oswego

We will have dessert and play Foundation Bingo with prizes. Join us for the fun and see what you know or learn more about Pi Phi’s heritage.
[heritage program]


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GIVE ME A "C" FOR COLLEGIANS
November date and time TBA

Initiation at Oregon Alpha chapter house in Eugene

We will spend some time with our collegiate sisters at Oregon Alpha for initiation. Our club is proposing Lisa Critchlow and Barb Buttler as alumna initiates. This will be a time for us to meet with collegians and let them know why alumna life is so great. We can also check out the new Angel Garden where our club has an engraved brick.


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GIVE ME AN "H" FOR HELPING OTHERS
Saturday, December 2, 2017 ➳ 11 a.m.

Our holiday luncheon will be held at a place TBA

We will have our annual holiday luncheon and silent auction with the Portland Alumnae Club.  Part of the funds raised will be donated to the various philanthropies that our club supports.  Cost is $27.50 and non-Pi Phis are welcome.  R.S.V.P. by November 28.


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GIVE ME AN "E" FOR EVENTS (with eating involved!)
January 2018 date and time TBA

Cooking class

We are organizing a cooking class to learn how to make something fabulous. Cost is TBD.


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GIVE ME AN "R" FOR READING
Friday, March 2, 2018 ➳ Time TBA

Fraternity Day of Service

In celebration of Pi Beta Phi’s Fraternity Day of Service, we are providing books and Champions are Readers® kits to a lucky Title I elementary school. One of our members works with Margaret Scott Elementary in the Reynolds School District.  We are hoping they will allow us to visit them for a short celebration.


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GIVE ME AN "S" FOR SISTERHOOD TIES
Saturday, April 28, 2018 ➳ 11 a.m.

Founders' Day celebration

The Portland Alumnae Club is in charge of planning our joint event. Stay tuned!


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GIVE ME A "C" FOR COLLEGIANS
April to May date and time TBA

Dinner at Oregon Gamma

We will take dinner to the graduating seniors at Oregon Gamma (Willamette University in Salem) and share with them about what life as an alumna is all about.


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GIVE ME A "C" FOR COLLEGIANS
April to May date and time TBA

Afternoon event at Oregon Alpha

We will travel to Oregon Alpha (University of Oregon) for an afternoon of fun to share with them about what life as an alumna is all about.




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To kick off 2017–2018, we gathered at Maja's home for a high tea party. Barb Buttler (top left) and Lisa Critchlow (standing by Barb) received unanimous votes as proposed alumna initiate members. Collegiate Region Seven Membership Specialist Carolyn Much Reil (holding the "C" sign) captured the entire event in photos and video for Pi Beta Phi's Instagram account in a "social media takeover." Club founder Patty Batchelder Melrose is holding the "H" sign ... Club President Susan Jonnatti Maxwell and Vice President of Finance Peggy Bennett Lawson are holding the two "E" signs ... new member and Title I teacher Whitney Kirby Berger is holding the "R" sign ... and sustaining club member Jeanne Krouse Bliss is holding the "S" sign. Susan, Peggy, Marilyn DeBonny (above Jeanne) and Maja Tanaka Berge (right) prepared the goodies for the tea.

      

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The group at our October 25, 2016, event at Peggy Lawson's home had a great time!