Sunday, January 15, 2012

Founders' Day Bruch

To celebrate the founding day of Alpha Omicron Pi, January 2, 1897, every year collegiate and alumni chapters gather to "stop and measure how closely the fraternity had come in actively performing the tasks each member had accepted when she was initiated into Alpha Omicron Pi." This year our celebration was held at Garfield's in Las Vegas.

 Tea & pastries started the day

Tamara announcing awards won at convention 
and recognition for individual sisters achievements.

Program from Founder's Day  

Marie & Beth celebrating 10 years of AOII

"Alpha Omicron Pi, Friends as the years go by, 
Loving sisters are we, Loyal forever, Alpha to thee."

Las Vegas Arthritis Walk

 October 1 was an amazing event here in Las Vegas.  It was the annual Las Vegas Arthritis Walk, this year it was held at Lake Las Vegas (a change up from previous years).  

Sororities and Fraternities often adopt a philanthropy to work with, fund raise for and raise awareness for the cause. Alpha Omicron Pi's philanthropy is the Arthritis Foundation.  Both collegiate and alumni chapters participate in functions and fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for arthritis research.

"Alpha Omicron Pi’s International Philanthropy supports Arthritis, Juvenile Arthritis and related diseases. Since 1967 when we adopted the Arthritis Foundation and Canadian Arthritis Society as our international philanthropy, over one million dollars has been raised by AOIIs to help researchers find a cure for this crippling disease that, so often, targets women as its victims. Chapters also donate time to countless local community projects to benefit children, the elderly, the less fortunate, and others." -AOII Service

 Aside from the event being for a great cause it was lots of fun.  It included either a 3 mile walk or a 1 mile family walk.  Before the walk got started there was plenty of time to meet with different vendors, get a massage, grab some breakfast and socialize.
the registration table

 walk down to the water where the walk began

 start of the vendor area

 Cassie enjoying her free massage courtesy of Massage Envy

 More of the vendor area

 the views during the walk, they were wonderful!

 SISTERS!!! back l to r - Me, Cassie, Kelly & Susan
front - Kelly's wonderful children Josh & Sophie

Can't wait to see you all next year at the walk! Thanks to everyone who raised money for such a wonderful cause!