Angelos - Spring 2017

Alumnae Panhellenics

Rachel Davis Lipsey, Alumnae Panhellenic Specialist 2017-04-13 01:54:32

Uncover the mystery of alumnae panhellenics Being a Kappa Delta alumna doesn't mean your days of working with and supporting members of National Panhellenic Conference organizations must end. Alumnae Panhellenics (APHs) offer a place to do just that in your local community. WHAT ARE ALUMNAE PANHELLENICS? An Alumnae Panhellenic is a community-based organization affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference. Its members are alumnae from NPC member group fraternities and sororities. Alumnae Panhellenics exist to: • Inform sorority women of current trends • Promote the sorority experience • Improve the Panhellenic image • Stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic involvement These functions are best carried out when alumnae of all NPC member groups are represented in an Alumnae Panhellenic. Any alumna of an NPC sorority is eligible to represent her organization if she meets its qualifications. Alumnae Panhellenics set up their own organizations and carry out programs in line with their special interests. Kappa Delta uses two ways to fill Alumnae Panhellenics with our members. First, when a KD alumnae chapter is associated with an Alumnae Panhellenic, the AC fills the position. If an AC does not exist or no AC member is interested in being involved in a local APH, national Kappa Delta will assist in finding and supporting alumnae who will join and represent the sorority in an individual APH. Each APH sets up its own structure, so membership structure varies; but generally, an APH falls into one of these categories: delegate membership, individual membership or combination membership. In delegate and combination membership APHs, one or two alumnae from each sorority join to make decisions and steer the local APH in the direction it desires in general and committee meetings. In an individual membership, any member of an NPC sorority may join and participate, just as a Kappa Delta alumna in good standing may join a KD alumnae chapter. CAN AN APH FIT INTO MY BUSY LIFE? Yes! Alumnae Panhellenics have positions for even the busiest women. The leadership team holds the most commitment, with delegate involvement in the next level, and general involvement with event participation. The best people to ask about the time commitment are the individual APH leaders. While potentially only a handful of women represent their organizations in board meetings and committee appointments, all sorority women can be involved by supporting scholarships, attending open events, assisting with writing recommendations, and supporting community service projects sponsored by the APH. Alumnae Panhellenics are here to support communities, campuses and women in advancing the sorority experience together. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? As of publication time (based on NPC and KD records), the following Alumnae Panhellenics are seeking a KD representative: • California: Glendale/Burbank, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley • Florida: Miami • Hawaii: Honolulu • New Jersey: Central New Jersey • Nevada: Southern Nevada • Virginia: Tidewater • Washington: Seattle Active Alumnae Panhellenics can be found here: www.npcwomen.org/resources/pdf/AA%20List1-1.pdf. Many groups have active websites and social media accounts. For more information or to provide corrections or updates to this list, contact APH Specialist Rachel Lipsey at rachel.lipsey@sbcglobal.net. COMMUNITY IMPACT • 115.594 hours donated to community service • $490,399 raised for philanthropic causes • $508,850 given in scholarships • 466 scholarships awarded Source: 2015-2016 NPC Annual Report; 127 Alumnae Panhellenics reporting

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