Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Cookie Exchange

On December 14th we gathered for our annual holiday party. This year we celebrated with a cookie exchange! The cookies ranged from traditional family recipes to fun unexpected twists on recipes (who knew you could put pretzels in with chocolate chip cookies?? Sweet, Salty & Crunchy!) At the end each cookie received a special award. We even played a few holiday games - Guess the Holiday Song & Draw a Gingerbread House with your eyes closed!! I think it's safe to say we all had a wonderful time and left with FAR too many cookies.

                                                                    Crystal's dogs were a big hit!!

Here's a sampling of the Guess the Holiday Song game we played:
1. Quadruped with crimson proboscis
2. 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. without noise

3. Miniscule hamlet in the far east

4. Ancient benevolent despot

5. Adorn the vestibule

6. Exuberance directed to the planet

7. Listen, aerial spirits harmonizing

8. Monarchial trio

9. Yonder in the haystack

10. Assemble, everyone who believes

11. Hallowed post meridian

12. Fantasies of a colorless December 25th

13. Tin tintinnabulums

14. A dozen 24-hour Yule periods

15. Befell during the transparent bewitching hour

16. Homo sapien of crystallized vapor

17. I merely desire a pair of incisors

18. I spied my maternal parent osculating a fat man in red

19. Perambulating through a December solstice fantasy

20. Aloft on the acme of the abode

21. Slumber in ethereal quiet.

22. Hey there! The announcing celestial beings carol.

23. O greetings of ease and happiness.

24. On commencement of Yuletide my honey bestowed upon me.

25. Decorate the passage with branches of evergreen sprigs.

26. Once upon a misty night prior to Christ's birthday.

27. Ooh, celestial body of marvel, celestial body of strength.

(Answers are below!)

We hope to see you at our next event in January where we will be celebrating Founder's Day. Please check out our Facebook page for more details! 

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Silent Night
3. O' Little Town of Bethlehem
4. Good King Wenceslas (or some say Jolly Old St. Nicholas)
5. Deck the Halls
6. Joy to the World
7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
8. We Three Kings
9. Away in a Manger
10. Come All Ye Faithful
11. O Holy Night
12. I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
13. Silver Bells
14. The Twelve Days of Christmas
15. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
16. Frosty the Snowman
17. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
18. I Saw Momma Kissin' Santa Claus
19. Walking Through a Winter Wonderland
20. Up on the Rooftop
21. Sleep in heavenly peace... "Silent Night"
22. Hark! the herald angels sing... "Hark the Herald"
23. O tidings of comfort and joy... "God rest ye merry gentlemen"
24. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... "The Twelve Days
of Christmas"
25. Deck the halls with boughs of holly... "Deck the Halls"
26. Then one foggy Christmas Eve... "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"
27. Ooh star of wonder, star of might... "Star of Wonder"

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wine & Canvas Night

On November 14th sisters gathered on the strip at Harley Davidson Cafe for a Wine & Canvas Night learning to paint the famous red sole shoes! There are classes offered at restaurants across the valley all featuring different paintings.

Hope to see you all at the next event - Cookie Exchange on December 14th.  Check out our Facebook for more information.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


On Saturday October 26th we met up for the monthly performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  (If you are unfamiliar with Rocky Horror I suggest reading this link.)

The Las Vegas group known as Frankee's Favorite Obsession puts on a show monthly.  October is the Halloween Spooktacular where dressing up as your favorite Rocky Horror character or any Halloween costume is highly encouraged!!

Witch, Dorothy, Pirate & Chell from Portal (who won the costume contest of the evening!!!!)

Lipstick "V"s are placed on the cheek of each Rocky 
Horror virgin (your first time attending a live performance)
The movie plays on the screen while the Vegas cast re-enacts the entire thing! 

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!! This was certainly a fun and different event for our group, we'd love to see you at our next event. Check out our Facebook page to stay updated. 

Want to see more pictures from the event? Check out the Facebook page for Vegas Rocky Horror!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


How do you bring AOII into your daily life?

We are excited to start a new social media craze!! Sisterhood Saturday - starting this Saturday (August 17th, 2013) show your sisters, friends and family a post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc how you see & bring AOII into your life.

Use the hashtag #SisterhoodSaturday on social media platforms to share your photos!

Rock your letters, pin, ruby -  see a panda or red roses... or anything that reminds you of AOII and our sisterhood - SHARE IT!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Getting to Know Risa

Let's get to know Risa Beck.... 

Collegiate Chapter & Year Initiated... Theta 1992, DePauw University

Most Memorable AOII Moment… Panhel Rush

What does AOII mean to you… Sisterhood, Compassion & Understanding

Interests/ Hobbies/ Talents… Music, Languages, Animals & Thirty-One

Occupation… Paralegal & Thirty-One Consultant 

My dream vacation would be…. Traveling through Sweden

My greatest achievement has been… Touring & my children.

Something that no one knows about me is … I competed in PHS bird calling  

My favorite food is … Chocolate

The 3 things I would want if I was stranded on a desert island are … Books, chocolate & water. 

My secret crush is …  Josh Groban

Up next is Cynthia Darcy!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Getting to Know Barbara

Let's get to know Barbara Lagoe....

Collegiate Chapter & Year Initiated... Lambda Tau 1997 (University of Louisiana at Monroe)

Most Memorable AOII Moment… Initiating the new member class as new member educator
What does AOII mean to you… Friendship and Sisterhood

Family (IIOA, Legacies, etc)… Husband- Len, Daughter – Suzanna “Suzy” & critter – Vegas the cat
Interests/ Hobbies/ Talents… Reading, movies & swimming

Occupation… CPA

My dream vacation would be…. A Mediterranean cruise

My super power is… I can sleep through anything

My greatest achievement has been… Passing the CPA exam

Something that no one knows about me is … I am a total klutz!

My favorite food is … Ice Cream

The 3 things I would want if I was stranded on a desert island are … My iphone, kindle & husband (although now that she has a baby girl, I’m assuming Suzy is on that list!)

My secret crush is …  Channing Tatum

Up next is Risa Beck!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Getting to Know Debra

Let's get to know Debra Gallo....

Collegiate Chapter & Year Initiated... Omega 1974

Most Memorable AOII Moment… Outstanding Pledge

What does AOII mean to you… Friendship and Service

Family (IIOA, Legacies, etc)… Daughter – Tandra Parks; Son- Troy Gallo; 3 grandchildren: Elijah, Alivia and Noah

Interests/ Hobbies/ Talents… Volunteerism

Occupation… Director of Government & State Regulatory Affairs for Southwest Gas Corporation
My dream vacation would be…. Italy

My super power is… Being direct

My greatest achievement has been… My children
Something that no one knows about me is …  I’m much kinder than it sometimes appears

My favorite food is … Foot long hot dogs

The 3 things I would want if I was stranded on a desert island are … Have no idea!

My secret crush is …  Don’t have one

Up next is Barbara Lagoe! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Getting to Know Crystal

Let's get to know Crystal Quibell...

Collegiate Chapter & Year Initiated Theta Chi 2003 (Morningside College)

Most Memorable AOII Moment… My alumnae ceremony - sad in that I was leaving college, but the feeling of knowing I would be connected to such a wonderful group of girls for the rest of my life was so wonderful and special.

What does AOII mean to you… Being forever connected to wonderful women all across the country!

Family (IIOA, Legacies, etc)… Just my boyfriend, Rob

Interests/ Hobbies/ Talents… Karaoke, Spending time with my two dogs (Sterling and Lana), and basically anything geeky—video & computer games, board games, etc…

Occupation… Copy Editor for Caesars Entertainment’s corporate office

My dream vacation would be…. A cruise around the world

My super power is… Talking really fast!

My greatest achievement has been… Moving from Missouri to Las Vegas all by myself in 2008 to jump start my life! It was the best decision I’ve ever made!

Something that no one knows about me is … A small part of me actually misses the Midwest!

My favorite food is … A really good rare/medium-rare steak

The 3 things I would want if I was stranded on a desert island are … An unlimited supply of music, a portable air conditioner and someone to keep me company!

My secret crush is Aaron Paul (Jesse from Breaking Bad)

Next up is Debra Gallo!  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

AOII Founder's Day

On January 13th we held our annual Founder's Day gathering at Ventano Italian restaurant in Henderson.  

In my opinion this is one of the best gatherings of the year, it brings us together in pin attire (I always love an excuse to dress us).  It allows us to remember our founder's and celebrate the 4 amazing women that started our life changing fraternity. 

To everyone who came thank you. Hope to see you at our next event.

So in the words of Stella George Stern Perry - "Of all the blessings we count over, it seems to me none is greater than the consciousness of belonging to a family of thousands of sisters." -Stella George Stern Perry 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wranglers Game

Wanna help AOII Las Vegas and have fun at the same time? Well join us for a Wranglers hockey game on February 2, 2013. 

Tickets only cost $10 ($2.50 from each ticket will come back to AOII Las Vegas)!

Please bring cash, check (made out to the chapter) or Paypal (tutorial coming soon!)

Tickets can be picked up from Beth Diehl at the arena at 6:30.  She also said she would be happy to meet up with sisters or mail the tickets out.   
Can't wait to see you there!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

AOII Ugly Sweater Party

Recently we celebrated the holiday seasons with a gathering at Cassie's house. Everyone brought a dish (or two) to pass and a children's toy that was donated to Toys for Tots
We all had a great time rocking our ugly holiday sweaters and enjoying the sisterhood.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and happy new year!