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Monday, January 18, 2016

"Cool School Wear" Luncheon this Wednesday!! Please RSVP!!

Dear PPP Angels,

PLEASE RSVP if you have't already to Betsy for lunch this Wednesday, January 20th at Liberty Oak!!!  Our reservation is for 11:30am.  Right now, there are only four of us officially signed up! 

Here is your official "to-do" list for the "Cool School Wear" Luncheon this Wednesday:

1)  RSVP today (Email addres:

2)  Buy & bring underwear to the luncheon for the kids at the Center of Hope (The sizes we are collecting include elementary through high school).


Board Meeting Minutes - Jan 14, 2016

Piedmont Pi Phi Board met on January 14, 2016 at the home of Carol Carpenter.  Members present were Betsy Bullard, Carol Carpenter, Lara Heberle, Cindy McCall, Marguerite Suggs, and Joy McCoy.

The ritual was led by Carol.

Treasurer’s report:  Bree sent the following:
 National dues collected from 19 people (money paid to national)
 Local dues collected from 20 people ($100)
 Angel dues collected from 12 people ($141)
 Total deposited: $906.00.
 Checks written to National for dues totaling $665.

Total in our Bank Account $1307.51. (Starting Balance $215.51; Silpada Fundraiser $851; Dues

Financial Committee:  Carol, Betsy, Joy, and Bree will meet Tuesday January 26 at 11 am to discuss
amounts we will send to Headquarters and Hope Academy.  We will discuss amount for the Dr. Seuss
party and if we want to add our support to the mentally ill (Sanctuary House) and/or purchase gift items for the older children at the Salvation Army toy warehouse.

Membership:  Carol will ask Pam Finn to hostess a lunch in April on a Saturday in hopes our out of town members can attend.  (If Pam is unable to host the luncheon, Marguerite will ask Anne Smith).

The Bow & Arrow Ball will be at Betsy’s on Thursday, May 5th to celebrate Founders’ Day.

Communications:  Lara communicates through the blog, email, GROUPME, and Facebook.  She wants to be sure everyone is getting the information.

ACRIC:  Marguerite had no requests.  Cindy will contact Pi Beta Phi coordinator for Alumnae Clubs and schools to ask about establishing a Pi Beta Phi chapter at ECU.

Literacy:  Susanne Blaya will have a sign-up sheet for the Dr. Seuss party at our next meeting, February 23 at Bobbie West’s home.  The Dr. Seuss party will be held on Friday, March  4th.  Cindy will ask her daughter, Cami, if she and some of her friends would be interested in joining us for the party and be in charge of the games thus gaining service hours for their AP Academy. 
Board members can meet at Betsy’s at 6:15 to car pool to Bobbie’s house February 23rd.  Don’t forget refreshments are needed for this meeting.

Community Involvement:  Cindy will remind members we will be collecting underwear (Cool School
Wear) for the children at Center of Hope at our lunch at Liberty Oak on January 20th at 11:30. 
Cindy will also remind members by email to think about collecting gifts throughout the year at such
places as Five Below and Big Lots for the 10-13 age group at the Salvation Army toy warehouse.
Also a reminder to collect toiletries for the Sanctuary House.

Fundraising:  We made $851 at our Silpada Fundraiser.  Thank you Bobbie!

Monday, January 11, 2016

A Letter from our PPP President...

Greetings, PPP "Angels" !!!

           I hope everyone enjoyed a grand Christmas season--and Happy New Year!!!  Phew !!   How Fast this holiday seemed to come and go!!!  

         January 14th/ Thursday--PPP Board meeting at Carol Carpenter's home  ( 3307 Turfwood Drive / G'boro, NC /  zip 27410 .  7 pm.   Remember, if you can't attend , but have a report for the meeting, Please send your info by another PPP who is coming!!  Thanks !!    Also--remember refreshments...please "Reply All" to this e-mail and let us know what you're  bringing, if you will. Wine and snacks are great...Carol will provide coffee, etc.

          Wednesday, January 20th is our "Cool -School - Wear " Luncheon--11:30am at Liberty Oak Restaurant at the corner of Elm and Washington streets in downtown.  We're bringing underwear  for the Boys and Girls Clubs  as we have done for several years !!!  The B. & G Clubs so appreciate our help with this service project!!!  The kids, too!!

           Coming up the week-end right after this luncheon is Recruitment at Duke...January 22nd-24th !!!  Phew!!  The NC Betas haven't gotten back to me as yet with exactly how we can help them ! But, if we just attend the  (Rush) party, it will be lots of Fun--and will really take you back to college days !! We'll get up a car-full of PPP's  and make the trip...luckily Durham is only an hour away !! Come Join us!! 

       February looks to be a little less we have only our February 23rd Club meeting on the schedule as of now!!   The meeting will be  Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 7 pm at the home of Bobbi West. Her address is:  8245 Ipswich Court / Summerfield, NC/  zip  27358.  Tel. is :c)  339-3868 .Please  don't be shy to ask to ride with another member--or call Bobbi for her help with directions.  We want All our PPP's to join us at Bobbi's to prepare for our Dr. Seuss party on March 4th !!!!  Sign-up sheets for the party will be at this meeting....we'll need everyone's help !! But it will be always !!!  Susanne (Blaya) will be our party Chairman--she'll be a great one!!!

       March 4th (as above) will be our Annual Dr. Seuss Party !!  We honor Dr. Seuss and his amazing, imaginative books. And we  encourage the children who attend the party to READ and open their world to all that books can offer !! They will each go home with a book of their own !!

       Wow !!  We're headed for Lots of Projects and Lots of Fun working together !!!!  Thanks for All you'all do to make Piedmont Pi Beta Phi Alum Club so Special !!!

                                                                        PPP Love and Mine,   Betsy"