May 2008 S.H. Letter
Recently, I attended Gamma Chapter's Centennial at Florida State University. Memories from the weekend will remain with me forever. I was touched to see special friends as well as big and little sisters reunited. This intergenerational gathering of collegiate and alumnae sisters illustrated the fact that Chi Omega is, indeed, for a lifetime. We can connect and reconnect with our sisters, time and time again.
In the next few weeks, approximately 4,000 Chi Omega seniors will graduate from their colleges and become Chi Omega alumnae. I want to remind our young alumnae that there is life after college in Chi Omega. In fact, many Sisters will tell you that their favorite Chi Omega memories happened after they graduated. Chi Omegas have reunions, take vacations together, and meet other Chi Omegas in new towns. Chi Omega has over 230 alumnae chapters across America. Some cities have several alumnae groups. They range in size from a handful of sisters to groups of over 100 women.
Chi Omega wants to prepare its members for life after college. Please take a look at our "Life After College" Learning Center page to see resources, from evaluating health plans in your first job to finding an alumnae chapter. The Learning Center continues to be a resource for alumnae and collegians alike.
Staying connected is not reserved for young alumnae alone. It is never too late to reconnect with your Sisterhood. Remember, you have a place among Sisters across geography and generations. There are several ways to stay connected to Chi Omega:
- Join your local alumnae chapter
- Become an advisor to a collegiate chapter near you
- Call a Sister who has given special meaning to your Chi Omega experience and thank her
- Submit a story or picture to The Eleusis
- Come visit the Executive Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee
At the national level, we are committed to increasing communication with our alumnae across the country. Currently, we have 50,000 Sisters marked as "lost" in our database. Somewhere along the way, we lost track of these Sisters. You can help us connect with them once again. Click here [link to lost sisters folder] and click on the Resources section for the "lost sisters" folder where you will find a memo explaining how to send us updated information. Let's work together to connect once again with these special Sisters.
I wish you all a happy and safe summer. Spend some time reconnecting with Sisters. I assure you, it will be well worth the effort.
Jean Mrasek, S.H.