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Friday, November 7, 2014

Pi Beta Phi was a little more than five years old when one of its most unique traditions was born. The Pi Phi Cookie Shine owes its beginnings to the Richardson sisters and John Fraser, the Chancellor of the University of Kansas. Sara Richardson from Lawrence, Kansas, became a charter member of Illinois Beta Chapter at Lombard College when it was chartered in April 1872. Sara’s three sisters, Alma, Florence and May, were students at the University of Kansas. Sara heard through the grapevine that a few Kansas men had formed a Beta Theta Pi chapter in the spring of 1873 and she encouraged her sisters to start a chapter of her beloved fraternity. Kansas Alpha was chartered on April 1, 1873. The chapter’s first social event took place several weeks later in June. The party at the Richardson home honored Sara for her help in establishing the chapter. Among the guests was the University’s Chancellor John Fraser, a native of Scotland. When he saw the spread of refreshments, Fraser declared it a “Cookie Shine,” his name for any informal social gathering brought together by accident or design. The name so captured the imaginations of the Pi Phis that they immediately adopted it as their own.

 Piedmont Pi Beta Phi, Fall 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Don't forget to share with friends/family!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What a wonderful afternoon!  Salvation Army Family sign up and Luncheon

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Don't forget!!  
Come join us for a Cookie Shine and our first Alumnae Club meeting next Tuesday evening!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the Center of Hope -
 Nice work everyone, we did it again! 

Monday, August 18, 2014


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our 1st meeting of the Fall Season

Welcome to the Pi Phi Cookie Shine,  Welcome to the Wine and Blue!
Tuesday, September 30th @ 7pm at Betsy’s home.
Please don’t forget to bring toiletries for Sanctuary House!

A signup will be emailed to RSVP and sign up for candy/appetizers/beverages in early-mid Sept.  

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Do you plan to grab a good book and sit back this summer? Ready for some me time, think about joining the Pi Phi Book Club.
 Did you know . . .
  • All Pi Phis can participate in the virtual book club. 
  • Discussion questions for each book will be posted the last Monday of the month. 
  • In addition to the discussion, there will be links for related content, including articles, videos, etc. Members can also upload pictures so you can “meet” the other members of the club. 
Make sure to join the discussion at and join the book club so you can receive updates and reminders about club “meetings”. 

July's book: “Fever 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grace Thompson, Salvation Army's Central Unit Director, and children from the Boys' & Girls' Club enjoy school supplies donated to Piedmont Pi Phi, from a retiring teacher. These materials will be used to support their literacy programs!

Friday, May 2, 2014

ONCE AGAIN . . . We are showing our community just how great Piedmont Pi Beta Phi is!  See below the UNCG School of Education Facebook page - where we are highlighted for our work with the UNCG student Council for Exceptional Children at our Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Literacy Bash!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We need to postpone the Wine & Arrow meeting scheduled for this Thursday, April 17th.  We plan to reschedule for May. 
At our rescheduled meeting, in addition to the wine and fun at Anne's house, we will have a new slate of officers, celebrate Founders' Day, and Betsy will have a scrapbook with pictures from our first meeting forward! 
We will be in touch soon!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Thanks again everyone for a wonderful afternoon!  Piedmont Pi Beta Phi 
and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April 4th– “And will you succeed?
Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” –Dr. Suess
JOIN US on Friday, April 4th, for our annual Dr. Seuss party
at the Salvation Army Worship Center, 821 S Aycock Street. 3pm - 4:30 pm.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Let's "Do Lunch"!
Come join us for a "girl's lunch" at LUCKY 32
March 25th at NOON.
Mark your calendar - Evite will be sent via email!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mark your Calendars!!!

March 7th – “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” –Dr. Suess
JOIN US on Friday, March 7th, for our annual Dr. Seuss party
at the Salvation Army Worship Center, 821 S Aycock Street. 2:30pm - 5 pm.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FYI: Please contact Carole Whisnant if you are interested in representing Pi Phi at this luncheon.

*Please also email Rae Lynn if you plan to attend.

I wanted to invite you and the Pi Phi Piedmont Alumnae to our February Community Luncheon at noon at the Center of Hope.  We like to recognize our volunteers and corporate sponsors at these lunches.  We will have a short presentation of our programs and services, volunteer opportunities, as well as a tour of our homeless shelter.

I hope to see you at the luncheon.  

Have a great afternoon!

Carole Whisnant
Angel Tree/Volunteer Coordinator
The Salvation Army
1311 S. Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC  27406
Direct Line:  336-235-0352
Fax Line:     336-273-9715


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mark your Calendars!!!  During our April meeting and Founder's Day Social, plan to bring one of your favorite reads for a book swap!  We will all bring a favorite, and leave with a NEW favorite in hand! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Operation BOYS & GIRLS CLUB. . .

What: collection of underwear for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
Who: The Piedmont Ladies of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club
Status:  SUCCESS!!!!!!

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