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PI BETA PHI INTERNATIONAL "EXCELLENCE" AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED:
It was just announced that Lake Oswego-Dunthorpe received the Overall "Excellence in Membership and Recruitment Award" for small club. This is the first time we have won this award.
    [Posted: 6-19-2017]


WE WON SEVERAL ALUMNAE REGION FIVE AWARDS:
On April 28, 2017, Alumnae Region Five Director Carly Miller Giesbrecht emailed out the regional newsletter. Our club and two members are regional award nominees! The international award winners will be announced in St. Louis during the convention. See the Awards page for a listing.
    [Posted: 5-1-2017]


A PRESS RELEASE WAS PUBLISHED:
On April 20, 2017, Lake Oswego Review published a press release about some exciting things that our club has done this year and a photo of the Golden Arrows and founders who attended our heritage event in October 2016. Click here for the article.
    [Posted: 4-20-2017]


WE ARE IN THE WINTER ARROW:
Our club was mentioned on Page 17 plus a VERY NICE article about long-time club member and former Club President Missy Gerber was printed on Pages 29-30.  Missy's article focused on how she was helped by an Emma Harper Turner grant from Pi Beta Phi Foundation after she had a serious accident ... and how she gave back.  She is a true angel!
    [Posted: 3-13-2017]


TWO MEMBERS HAVE PUBLISHED ROMANCE NOVELS:
New club member Layne Gray, Oregon Alpha, wrote a romance novel called "Crushed" and it was a featured book in the last issue of The Arrow. Diamond Arrow Patty Bouchard Sprigg, California Alpha, published "Bel Air," a romance novel set in the WWII era under her initiated name Patricia Bouchard.
    [Posted: 7-23-2016]


EXCITING NEWS - 2017 FRATERNITY DAY OF SERVICE:
Portland Metro was one of five cities selected for a special event called Fraternity Day of Service Signature Event. Click here to read about it on the Pi Beta Phi website.

Chanel LaChappa Sheragy, California Iota, and Maja Tanaka Berge, Oregon Alpha, are co-chairing the local event. They will be contacting Oregon Alpha and Oregon Gamma collegians AND YOU! The event will be held in late February 2017 in the Portland Metro area and LOTS of volunteers will be needed.
    [Posted: 7-18-2016]


PI BETA PHI INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED:
Lake Oswego-Dunthorpe received "Club of Excellence" award for the 10th year in a row as well as the Alumnae Region Five "Excellence in Communication" award.

Oregon Alpha received an award for "#1 Grades on Campus" and Oregon Gamma received the top collegiate award for "Excellence in Communications." Congrats to all!

July 22: Just found out that Oregon Alpha was #1 in Grades for spring quarter, too!     [Posted: 7-15-2016]


THREE CLUB MEMBERS ARE INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS:
Carolyn Much Reil (Oregon Gamma 2007) was recently appointed as Collegiate Region Seven (CR7) Membership Specialist. She joins Lauren Jenkins Smith (Oregon Gamma 2001) who has served as CR7 Risk Management/Policy Specialist since 2014.

Alison Burcham (Oregon Beta 1999) is continuing in her position as Programming Specialist for Alumnae Region Five. We are so proud of our young alums who give their time and talents to serve as international officers of the Fraternity!
    [Posted: 7-3-2016]


EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS AT U OF O:
On June 5, 2016, University of Oregon's Division of Student Life presented club member Marie Baldazo Andreasen (California Eta 1990) with the Outstanding Chapter Advisor award. This was the second time Marie has received the award since becoming Oregon Alpha's AAC Chairman.

Pi Beta Phi was named Chapter of the Year and also received an award for Outstanding Philanthropy. Oregon Alpha Alysia Kezerian was given the Alysia Kezerian Sorority Woman of the Year award. The award was renamed this year in her honor. Alysia was the student speaker at the 2016 UO graduation ceremony.
    [Posted: 7-3-2016]


MEMBER KELSEY LEWIS IN THE WINTER ARROW:
On Page 41 there is a full-page article about Oregon Alpha's Centennial Celebration written by club member and CHC member Kelsey Jensen Lewis. Click here for the article.
    [Posted: 2-2-2016]


WE WILL GET 500 BOOKS TO DONATE TO KIDS:
Alumnae Regional Programming Specialist Alison Burcham announced that our club will receive 500 books for us to donate to children for Fraternity Day of Service. A big thank you to member Heather Butler Skogen for applying for the grant.
    [Posted: 9-13-2015]


OREGON ALPHA CHC MADE THE SUMMER ARROW:
On Page 37 there is a full-page article about Oregon Alpha's Chapter House Corporation (CHC), updates to the chapter house and the upcoming centennial celebration in mid-September.
    [Posted: 7-28-2015]


WE MADE THE WINTER ARROW:
On Page 13 there is a photo of Cherie and Susan (co-presidents) presenting a donation check to Nicole Sligh of First Book Portland. There is also a photo of Oregon Alpha Chapter House Corporation members ... and all of the women pictured belong to our great club.
    [Posted: 1-7-2015]


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