Long time, no see. I hope you all had a wonderful summer with your daughters. I’m so happy to have everyone back together at Marquette!
Spring semester got away from me, as it does, and I failed to update you all on the great things we did. When we left off, we had just added 53 new members to our chapter, and now we have gotten to know (and LOVE!) them all. A few weeks after Bid Day, we had initiation where all of our new members officially became sisters!! It was extremely exciting for all of us, and we couldn’t be more excited to make it official.
Just after initiation, we have our favorite volunteering day of the year. Make A Difference Day is a day when all of Marquette’s Greek Organizations, and some students not involved in Greek Life, come together to, well, make a difference in Milwaukee. This year, Alpha Phi packed boxes of food. Not only did we get a lot of work done, we had a ton of fun, too!
On April 15th, we had our biggest philanthropy event of the year, Red Dress Gala! Parents, alumnae and, of course, our great chapter gathered together to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation and celebrate another great year. We raised a ton of money and had an awesome time!!
As it happens when May rolls around, we had another class of Alpha Phis graduate. We celebrated seniors with a traditional Alpha Phi pinning ceremony and a luncheon at Bucco di Beppo. I know I enjoyed spending a great final day with all of our seniors, as well as eating as much Italian food as possible! 🙂 Graduation was a few weeks later, and I know I’ll miss our 2016 Graduating Class!
This summer, our Alpha Phis traveled to some amazing places, and did some amazing things! Some sisters traveled abroad, some took classes, some explored the U.S., and some volunteered. Below are some of my personal favorite pictures of our members and their adventures!
And then here we are, back at Marquette for the Fall 2016 semester. After being apart for so long, we’re all so glad to see our sisters, as well as move-in to our BRAND NEW HOUSE!!!! The construction crew is just about done with the outside, but we’re all just fine enjoying the beautiful new interior we are so lucky to reside in at 1517 W Kilbourn Ave.
This week, we had our first events of the year, our back-to-school pot luck at the house, and O-fest, where we set up a table to get freshmen excited about recruitment!
This semester we have a lot of really exciting things going on! Our top priority right now is Papa Phi’s, our annual baseball game that serves as a Daddy/Daughter event. However, just because it’s Papa Phi’s doesn’t mean we don’t LOVE when Moms, siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and any other family members attend the event! The more the merrier! Your daughters should have reserved tickets for you, so we now it’s all about marking your calendar for September 24th and counting down the days to another great event!
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I look forward to hearing from and seeing you all soon!