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Monday, November 23, 2009

Pi Phi Gatherings

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Here is a photo from our first meeting at Rae Lynn's - We had a great time. If you weren't able to make it, please bring your toiletries for the Sanctuary House to the December 3rd Meeting. Notice the beautiful strawberry cake. You can order many delicious desserts from them. See their offerings - A Sweet Success

Betsy asked me to relay this message "Please get those PPP dues in as soon as you can!! The Huge Lottery drawings for Pi Phi "Goodies" will be held at our December 3rd meeting at Amy Callaghan's !!!(Always a treat to see her beautiful, decorated home!!) Remember...only gals who've paid their dues are eligible!!! You don't want to be left out!! The Piedmont Pi Phis want you to be a part of our wonderful Fun, Fellowship, and Philanthropy You can bring your dues to the December mtg....or, better yet, mail them to Betsy Bullard, Treasurer/ 4106 Westmount Drive/ Greensboro, NC 27410 !!! Ring-Ching!!!"

Joy sent over a list of things we still need for our Christmas Family we have agreed to sponsor. You may sign up at the December meeting or letting Joy know what you would like to be responsible for bringing. jmccoy@triad.rr.com
Circle February 27th for the Beaux and Arrow Ball. Julie Clark is working hard on all the details. You will not want to miss it. We had a great time last year.

Finally we still need volunteers for the Barnes and Noble Fundraiser on December 17th. Email Carol Van Schoick for details. van_schoick@yahoo.com

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Salvation Army Christmas Family Signups - Please help !

Please check your email for attachment to sign up for gifts/food for our Christmas Family. We hope to collect all these items by our December 3rd meeting at Amy Callaghan's. Thanks.

Barnes and Noble Fundraising Event - SIGN UP INFO

Pi Phi Holiday Greetings!

Just wanted to update you on plans for our Barnes and Noble Fundraiser, which will be Thursday, Dec. 17. Please note this change of date.

We will be wrapping gifts at Barnes and Noble, Friendly Center on Dec. 17 from 10am-9pm. We would like to have at least 2 Pi Phis available to wrap in each of the following time slots:
2 Volunteers
10am-noon
noon-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-9pm

Please let me know your time preference(s) via e-mail (van_schoick@yahoo.com) or by phone at 286-5184. We will fill any remaining time slots at our December 3 meeting.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dr. Seuss Party & Book Collection

Dear Piedmont Pi Phis,

Again this year we will be collecting chapter books for the children at the Salvation Army's Boys' and Girls' Club. Each child attending our Dr. Seuss party will be given a chapter book to take home. The tentative date of the party is Friday, February 26, 2010, but we need to be collecting books at every meeting. I have attached a list of chapter books to get you started. Lara Heberle and Rae Lynn Wahl are in charge of the party this year.

Did you know:
30 million adults and millions more children in this country are illiterate.
40% of the 4th graders in this country lack basic proficiency in reading.
School drop-outs earn less than 1/3 of the earnings of a college graduate.
Health costs for those without a high school degree are four times higher.
One fourth of those dropping out of school receive government assistance.
80% of prisoners did not finish high school.
Illiterate women are more likely to be in an abusive relationship.
(Resource: Pi Beta Phi Passion for Literacy, A Pi Phi Call to Action DVD)

We can make a difference.

We'll see you at our first meeting at Rae Lynn Wahl's house on Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm.

Suggestions for First Chapter Books:

Fanny K. Stein series for ages 7 – 10.
Cam Jansen series for ages 7 and up.
Junie B. Jones series for reading level 2.1 – 2.7.
Magic Tree House series for reading level 2.2 and up.
Books by J.C. Greenburg for reading level 2 – 3.2.
Books by Dan Gutman for ages 7 – 10.

The Intermediate Series include:
Books by Beverly Cleary for ages 8 – 12.
Books by Geronimo Stilton for reading level 3.
The Secrets of Droon series for reading level 3.
Beast Quest series for reading level 3.
Captain Underpants for ages 7 -10.
Ricky Ricotta series for ages 7 and up.
Encyclopedia Brown for ages 7 and up.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A New Year...

We are looking forward to another fantastic year... Please check out the calendar of events and join us at our next meeting!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Join us Sunday the 26th of April for Founders Day Dinner

Please join us for a Founders Day Celebration/covered dish
4 PM on Sunday April 26th:
Lynette Prosser
5908 Autumn Gate Dr
Oak Ridge, 27310
Ph# 336.643.8549
Bring a dish to share
RSVP to Anne by 4/22/09


Here is a link to google mapshttp://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=5908+Autumn+Gate+Dr,+Oak+Ridge,+NC+27310&sll=36.11524,-79.911055&sspn=0.222432,0.42984&ie=UTF8&ll=36.166878,-79.992828&spn=0.006946,0.013433&z=16&iwloc=addr

Monday, April 6, 2009

Founders' Day Food, Cake, & Ceremony/Game Ideas!

Food:
I wanted to remind everyone to let Anne (asmith@jonathansmith.com) know by April 17th what you will be bringing to the Founders' Day dinner.

Cake:
Since we may need a big cake to accommodate a large crowd, we should probably order a cake from either Sam's Club or Costco. If you have a membership and can order and bring the cake to the party, let me know. (We'll reimburse you... so keep the receipt!)

Ceremony/Game Ideas:
If anyone has any fun Founder's Day ceremony and/or game ideas, let our Ritual's chair, Rae Lynn Wahl (rlwahl@yahoo.com) know... I'm sure she would love some help with the planning.

Again, the date, time and place are as follows:

Sunday, April 26th, 4pm:
Lynette Prosser's Home
5908 Autumn Gate Dr
Oak Ridge, 27310
Ph# 336.643.8549

See you all soon!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Green Eggs and Ham Oh My !


What a great time was had by all at the Dr Seuss Party on our National Day of Service. The sisters from Wake Forest Chapter joined us and we had such fun with the boys and the girls at the Boys and Girls Club in Greensboro, NC
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More Photos from Beaux and Arrow

You can tell from these photos we were all having a great time. It will hard for anything else to top this evening.
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Dinner and Fun at Chuck and Julie's

We just had more fun than you can imagine at Chuck and Julie Clarks for Dinner and Fun. Chef Reto prepared dinner for us and we finished off with a current events quiz.
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

2009 Fraternity Day of Service.... Dr. Seuss Party!!

On February 27, the Piedmont Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club and the NC Gamma Pi Phis celebrated our 2009 Fraternity Day of Service by hosting a Dr. Seuss Party for children 6 - 8 years old from the Salvation Army’s Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Greensboro, NC. We decorated bookplates as Tieg, one of the WFU Pi Phis, read GREEN EGGS AND HAM, the first book she had ever read by herself. Our refreshments were green deviled eggs and ham rolls, along with a six layer "Cat in the Hat" cake and fish cookies. Then the children enjoyed playing games based on Dr. Seuss' books (Pin the Hat on the Cat, 1 Fish 2 Fish Bowl Toss and a Sneetch Beach Ball Game). At the end of the party, each child received a First Chapter Book to take home. They each also received a coloring book and a box of crayons and a bookplate, that they had decorated, for their own new book.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A note about our National Day of Service "Dr. Seuss" Party

Pi Phis,

Please bring to the Beaux and Arrow at Julie Clark’s on February 8th a First Chapter Book for the children at the Salvation Army’s Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

For our National Day of Service on Friday, February 27, 2009, we are going to have our Dr. Seuss party at the Salvation Army Corps' Worship Center (located at 821 South Aycock Street) at 3 pm. Our goal is to give each child attending a book to take home. A critical factor in whether or not a child becomes a reader is access to books in the home.

I shopped for First Chapter Books at BOOK.A.MILLION. Series include: Fanny K. Stein for ages 7 – 10 ($4.99); Cam Jansen for ages 7 and up ($3.99); Junie B. Jones, reading level 2.1 – 2.7 ($4.99); Magic Tree House, reading level 2.2 and up ($3.99); books by J.C. Greenburg for reading level 2 – 3.2 ($3.99) and by Dan Gutman for 7 – 10 years ($3.99). The Intermediate Series include books by Beverly Cleary for ages 8 – 12 and by Geronimo Stilton for reading level 3, and The Secrets of Droon reading level 3, Beast Quest reading level 3, Captain Underpants for 7 – 10 years, Ricky Ricotta and Encyclopedia Brown for ages 7 and up. These are a few recommended as popular by a lady working there.

If you can’t make the dinner on the 8th, books can be dropped off at my house – 3525 Spicebush Trail. They can be left on a bench in my carport by the back door.

Thank you so much for your support.

Joy

Monday, January 26, 2009

Beaux and Arrow Ball - You are invited

Beaux and Arrow
Please Come
All PBP's, Special Friends and Spouses
Sunday February 8th at 6:30
For a Dining Extravaganza
featuring Chef Reto
Please Respond by email :
Julie Clark
juliepclark@gmail.com
or (336) 339-5666

40$ per couple
304 Wentworth Dr
Greensboro NC 27408

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