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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Growing up in a home that received frequent Adelphean magazines addressed to my mother, I used to flip through the pages looking at the many young ladies who proudly displayed their diamond whether they were performing community service or promoting our philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House. I used to tell my mom that I was going to be an ADPi like her and she promised that if I did join her beloved sorority, she would arrive for my initiation. Well, about 11 years later, she kept her promise and surprised me by showing up at my initiation.
In my chapter, I serve as the Assistant to the Financial Vice President. I realize this position allows for me to learn the ropes of the Financial Vice President’s job. Ultimately, I hope to have the opportunity to take on that role in the future. I have come to my job with the eagerness to learn more about the core functions in Alpha Delta Pi, provide endless help to Abby Scott, the current Financial Vice President, and perform my tasks so that the financial aspects of the chapter will run as smoothly as possible.
Even though I am a legacy, I did not join Alpha Delta Pi to continue on the tradition set by my mother. Before rush, I had met some amazing ladies in ADPi who were both in my major and leaders for the incoming freshman. Ironically, one of these young ladies hosted me on Preference night and ended up being my Big Diamond Sister. Since then, I have grown closer to my alpha class sisters and frequently spend a large amount of time with them during classes or eating lunch. I consider myself fortunate for being able to call these great girls my sisters. Additionally, I love the Christian foundation of Alpha Delta Pi. I truly feel that Christ has allowed me to become a part of this sisterhood to have close fellowship with many of my sisters.
Again, it is truly my privilege of writing the Delta Letter this week. I have sincerely loved my time as an Alpha Delta Pi sister and cannot wait for more exciting events and opportunities to come my way.
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My name is Betsy Bethune, and I am proud to claim I am a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Eta Xi chapter. Having grown up in Wilson, North Carolina, I was never certain whether or not joining a sorority was right for me. Once I arrived at Presbyterian College however, I was pleased to find a home within the Eta Xi chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. It is truly my honor to have made such that decision last October. As a freshman at PC, my current major is mathematics. I am also the chapter’s historian. With this position I am responsible for creating the scrapbook to be viewed during recruitment. My interest in scrapbooking has been prevalent for a number of years, and I am excited to allow this interest to benefit my chapter. I also know that I will be writing the chapter’s historian report in November. I hope my position allows me to get more and more involved in the chapter.
Throughout the recruitment process I was confident in my decision to join Alpha Delta Pi. At each recruitment event, the sisters were nothing less than welcoming, making me feel as though I was truly desired as an Alpha. What I love most about the Eta Xi chapter is our intense respect and true admiration for one another as sisters. I truly believe any one of my sisters would bend over backwards in order to help me, no matter what situation may occur. As a new Delta, I am honored to be integrated into such a magnificent group of girls.
This week, Eta Xi chapter announced a number of upcoming events and actions. Each officer will now have a perso
nal e-mail account specifically for their office. This will surely allow officers to be more easily contacted and more easily accessible. Officer goals have also been posted on the gin system, I think this is a great way for all sisters to be aware of where the chapter is headed. Also, this allows all members to have continuous input if they want to. The Eta Xi chapter will also host Give A Little Love, February 9-11. We will be fundraising by selling paper hearts for $1 each in order to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. Since this is the new Delta’s first philanthropy event, I hope we can really step up and show the gifts we’ve brought to the chapter. We hope many students on ca
mpus will participate in this effortless fundraiser. We are excited to embark on a new semester as the first recruitment workshop of the year will be held on February 19. I’ve heard there’s so much to learn and the sooner the better, right! I am certainly proud to be a member of such an exceptional chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. As one can see, our chapter works to be involved and enthusiastic about our sisterhood.
Betsy(right) and sister Rebecca Freeman
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Being a freshman in college is really scary at first and filled with unexpected challenges that I’ve never had to experience before, finding close friends was the key to helping me adjust. The girls in Alpha Delta Pi really reached out to me and made it so much easier to adjust to college life. The girls are awesome, they saw me for who I was and it was great to know that they wanted me in their sisterhood. A sisterhood I am so happy to be a part of. I feel as though they are really a second family to me. One of the things I love about our chapter is the fact that at the end we are able to forgive and forget what happened the week before, and remember that we are sisters and we live for each other! We love each other and we will always be her for one another.
We had semiformal last weekend and it was so much fun! Semiformal was my first function with ADPi, I know it’s been something my alpha class has been looking forward to and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I’m really looking forward to more social events with ADPi. As a chapter we seem to be having a blast together. One of my favorite things so far was Halloween. We all dressed up as the 101 Dalmatians with Kat as Cruella DeVille. It was such a cute and unique idea and we all had a blast! Also, I’m really looking forward to Black Diamond. I heard it was one of the best and a favorite of most of the girls in the chapter. Altogether Alpha Delta Pi is awesome and I love the girls I can call my sisters.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I figured you all would love to get to know some of your new sisters. This year, Eta Xi welcomed twenty-four New Deltas into our sisterhood and we could not be more ecstatic!
Every week or so, I will post one of them on the blog so you will all be able to get to know our sisters a little more.
Please continue to send me any questions or ideas you have.
One of the main reasons I have enjoyed PC so much is because of Alpha Delta Pi. I chose ADPi because I really liked all of the girls. Everyone in the chapter was so friendly and welcoming! The girls all seemed very fun and close, and I saw that it was something I wanted to be a part of. I never felt uncomfortable around any of my sisters and I have always had fun with them. They didn’t skip a beat in including me. This chapter has a lot of great things about it, including, the members and their bonds with one another. There are not many things I would change about the chapter, but I hope to get even more involved with our philanthropy as the semester goes on!
A big event coming up for ADPi is our semi-formal. All of the freshmen are very excited for our first function! The chapter is also adjusting to all of our wonderful new officers! This was our first chapter meeting with our new officers, so we are noticing all of the new girls in their positions. It is a busy week for Eta Xi and we are all looking forward to all of the events to come!
Pictured above: Ellen(bottom) and her big diamond sister, Callie.