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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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

POST-EVENT RECAP: Our second event highlighted September literacy month celebrating Pi Phi's Read > Lead > Achieve. Thirteen members gathered at Treasurer Peggy Lawson's home for a black bean chili, salad, cornbread and brownie dinner. Panhellenic Representative Cynthia Guenther prepared an amazing poster presentation about our local SMART organization and volunteering as a reader. Anyone who is interested in getting involved please contact her directly. Cynthia also updated us on the Panhellenic fundraisers for the year. More information on this can be found in our September newsletter.

Member Helen Yu brought her "Stella & Dot" merchandise and we had an opportunity to shop for a cause. Helen is donating a portion of the proceeds to Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART) + our club will match that amount to make a donation to First Book Portland! If you missed the opportunity to shop, the trunk show will remain open and shopable until October 4 (two weeks after the party date). The unique show link is: https://www.stelladot.com/ts/j4sz1y

During dinner we had the opportunity to get to know one other better. A big thank you to Peggy, Susan, Helen and Cynthia for making this a great event!


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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

POST-EVENT RECAP: After enjoying dessert and mingling, we watched a short video about Pi Beta Phi's new SHINE THROUGH campaign.  We then played Pi Phi Bingo to learn some fun facts about Pi Beta Phi Foundation ... with four prizes given.  Thank you to Jeanne for hosting us! Click HERE for the group photo.
[heritage/philanthropy program]


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GIVE ME A "C" FOR COLLEGIANS
Thursday, October 19, 2017 ➳ 7 to 9 p.m.

Oregon Alpha Senior Mixer at Ford Alumni Center in Eugene

POST-EVENT RECAP: Our club provided some of the appetizers and mocktails at the event. Oregon Alpha's AAC Chairman (and club member) Marie Andreasen planned an informative event for the seniors. She showed a video about what it means to be an alumna then CR7 Membership Advisor (and club member) Carolyn Reil gave a short talk on the benefits of belonging to an alumnae club. The rest of the program featured presentations on the UO Alumni Association and UO Career Center. Click HERE for the group photo.

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THE NEXT EVENT!

GIVE ME AN "H" FOR HELPING OTHERS
** NEW DATE ** Saturday, December 9, 2017 ➳ 11 a.m.

Our holiday luncheon will be held at Portland Golf Club

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.  R.S.V.P. by December 4. Cost is $27.50 and non-Pi Phis are welcome.  NOTE: $30 for R.S.V.P.s after December 4 -- sorry, no refunds after that date.


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GIVE ME A "C" FOR COLLEGIANS
** NEW DATE ** Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 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 "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!