“We have changed in countenance, but “Sisterhood is our spirits are still precious and the same.” constant!” charlotte freeman manny gamma alpha-northern illinois jeannie terry majors, delta kappa-arkansas state 1. Support for one another has proved to be a lasting benefit of KΔ sisterhood for these Delta Kappa-Arkansas State alumnae; 2. Alumnae from Alpha Gamma-Coe meet biannually. Their most recent reunion took place in October 2016 at the Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark in Iowa; 3. A past trip to New York City was a fun getaway for a group of Tau alumnae. They are planning a larger reunion this year in Madison, Wisconsin, where their alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, is located. for 42 Delta Kappa alumnae who gathered for the group’s 2014 reunion at Arkansas State University where the chapter was active from 1967 to 1985. Group member Melinda Butcher Parker says she and her chapter sisters initiated in the mid-to late-1970s held their first reunion in 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee, where they included a tour of Kappa Delta National Headquarters in the weekend agenda. Sisters from all over the country — Washington state to North Carolina — arrived on a Friday and spent the first evening sharing family photos and catching up. Melinda says: “Honestly, not much had changed in the 35-40 years since our time together as young women in college. We still sat on the foot of each other’s beds and talked late into the night. We laughed until tears poured down our cheeks, and the words ‘I love you’ just seemed to hang in the air.” When the weekend ended all too quickly after Sunday brunch, the group decided to gather every other year. Their 2012 reunion was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where they added a philanthropic event to the get-together. Forty Delta Kappa alumnae under the leadership of Kim Thompson Stepka hosted an event for approximately 100 Girl Scouts who earned a water conservation badge. Philanthropy has continued to be a part of their planned activities. At the 2014 campus reunion, Delta Kappa Vicki Felker Pillow, director of the Northeast Arkansas Food Pantry, put her chapter sisters to work filling pallets with boxes of food for area families in need. Later the group attended the Arkansas State football game. Last fall, the group met in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where they spent a Saturday morning cleaning, painting, planting flowers and repairing Christmas decorations at Ouachita Children’s Center before spending the afternoon touring the picturesque Garvan Woodland Gardens. A highlight of the 2016 reunion was coming together in Hot Springs with sisters from another Delta Kappa group that has had 15 get-togethers since their first reunion in 2012! This group is composed of the chapter’s charter members, initiated in spring 1968, and alumnae from the first three new-member classes. Most of their gatherings have taken place in locations across Arkansas, but they also visited National Headquarters in Memphis, met in Atlanta and recently enjoyed a trip to New York City.