Hi Tri Psi Sisters,
We had a wonderful time in Memphis at the convention! We enjoyed lunch at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and moving speeches by Lynn Page, VP of Program Strategy and Development, and Emily, a former St. Jude patient who is now working for St. Jude. We toured the beautiful campus and were inspired by the Danny Thomas ALSAC Pavilion. We had delicious BBQ and foot-stomping music at BB Kings on Friday night after a city bus tour, and we swayed to the music of an Elvis impersonator at our Saturday banquet.
We conducted two business meetings and we collected over $2600 for the International Scholarship Fund through raffles and cash donations! Special thanks to Rhoda Ebersole for donating a beautiful Tri Psi quilt for our raffle. Rhoda also sent many items belonging to former International President, Mickie Bratschie, to be raffled for our International Scholarship Fund. The International Scholarship Fund is our primary Tri Psi philanthropy, therefore we can be very proud of our donations this year. Many thanks to every person who provided raffle treasures, purchased items, and attended the convention.
We also elected fourteen council members to serve for the next two years.
President: Tess Holcomb
First Vice-President: Sandy Simanton
Second Vice-President: Gina Klassen
Third Vice-President: Diane Bolender
Recording Secretary: Nancy Medina
Treasurer: Naomi Anderson
Corresponding Secretary: Claudette Johnson
Marshal: Shari Treumann
Chaplain: Catherine Griffin
Triad Editor: Tess Holcomb
Advisor: Christine Calhoun
Historian: Christine Calhoun
Membership Director: Laura Outman
Webmaster: Tess Holcomb
Our new Tri Delta – Tri Psi Liaison is Beth Cline. Beth is Tri Delta’s new Senior Director, Alumnae Experience. We welcome Beth to our council and will have more information about Beth in the coming months.
We had an exciting presentation by Carol Helmus, Tri Delta Senior Director, Philanthropy, about the progress made in digitizing our Tri Psi history. On June 25th at 10 am PT, the website for the digital archives will be live. Please go to tridelta.org to access the archives. When searching Tri Psi, you can see all the wonderful history that has been added to date.
In order to continue preserving our history, we will need to raise a significant amount of money. It is a labor-intensive process to photograph, digitize, and metatag an item. HistoryIT is the company chosen to accomplish this task. Once done, our history will always remain searchable on the internet. This will be a wonderful tool for daughters, granddaughters, and everyone else to find information about their mothers, grandmothers, and friends.
I ask every chapter and member-at-large to brainstorm fundraising ideas. I know chapters have had success with Kendra Scott jewelry sales, Pampered Chef sales, Peachskin Sheets, fashion shows, joint Tri Psi/ Tri Delta alum events such as a Casino Night, and many more fun-filled dinners, brunches, and lunches. Please send me your ideas which I can share with other chapters.
Tri Delta Foundation has offered to collect our donations in a separate Tri Psi Digitization Fund. These donations will be tax-deductible. Online donations can be made at https://give.tridelta.org/tripsidigit or checks can be mailed to:
Tri Delta Foundation
14951 N Dallas Pkwy, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75254.
Perhaps we can challenge each chapter to raise $1000 over the year, in addition to scholarship donations. We will need to raise $50,000 to preserve all of our Triads and important documents. Please help me come up with achievable goals each year to make this happen!
I’m honored to be your new international president. Please let me know your thoughts on improving your Tri Psi experience. If you have something you would like to share with our membership, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to send pictures for our website www.TriPsiSorority.com.
Tri Psi Love,