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Welcome to another great year to be an Atlanta DG! We’re enjoying the afterglow of an award-winning Convention, and we can’t wait to get started on another amazing biennium. Last year saw a record number of dues-paid members, advances in our use of technology, and new programming such as the DG Mommies group! 

This year, we hope to further our Founders’ commitment to the highest ideals of friendship and Doing Good by encouraging you to Live Our Ritual as we live, work, play, and serve in our beautiful city. Please reach out with news, both good and bad, so your sisters can be your champions. We’d also love to see increased participation in our growing chapter, such as volunteering your time on one of our committees! Please contact a committee board member with your availability. I know we can make this year unbelievably special as we all work together.

Membership dues have increased slightly to support our chapter’s continuing commitment to technology, off-set the rising cost of business and expand our philanthropy service and contributions. Your DG board has used other DG alumnae groups and the Atlanta-area Panhellenic groups as a benchmark for this decision and does not anticipate another increase in the near future.

We will also focus on ways to Do Good by increasing in-kind donations to the DG Foundation and local organizations such as the Center for the Visually Impaired and by growing our support for the collegiate chapters at UGA and GCSU. We see this as just another way that we can Live Our Ritual this year!

ITB,
Jordan Crawford
Atlanta alumnae president
president@atldg.org

The Atlanta alumnae chapter of Delta Gamma has an exciting year ahead. 

Come to the 2016 kick-off to learn more about upcoming programming, socialize with friends, meet new members and rededicate yourself to the Fraternity! We will be gathering at the home of Cindy Sullivan in Snellville on Saturday, August 27th from 1 - 3 pm.

Please wear your badges and bring any box tops you have. Refreshments and light food will be served.

Please RSVP below or via email to Alex Tenney at programming@atldg.org.

RSVP to Kick-Off Here
We are excited to introduce formal and informal rituals to our chapter in the spirit of these year's Live our Ritual theme.
  • A President's Pinning Ceremony was introduced at this year's planning meeting. The president's badge has our chapter name "Atlanta Alumnae" and our charter date of "2-5-54" engraved on the back and was passed on to our 44th chapter president, Jordan Crawford, by our outgoing president, Meghan Porter.
  • We held Formal Chapter at our August board meeting. While it has been decades for some and only a few years for other board members since their last formal chapter meeting in college, we met formally as a reminder that rituals are a special part of the Delta Gamma experience.
  • We will do the Rededication Service as a ritual at kick-off.
  • Have an engagement or pregnancy announcement you would like to share with your Atlanta Delta Gamma sisters?  Email our director of rituals, Emily Dowdell, at rituals@atldg.org your information and she will plan a virtual Candle Pass for you on our Facebook Group or an in-person one at an upcoming private DG event you plan to be at.
  • Even our social media posts are informal rituals and we hope you have been enjoying our #MemberMentionMonday, #TBT, #FactFriday and #SponsorStorySaturday posts so far.
You may like to start out this new year by replacing your lost badge, upgrade to one with diamonds or pearls, or add an accessory (like the convenient badge pendant) to the one you have. Click here to see all the options and place your order.
Our goal is to raise just over $3,000 this fiscal year as a chapter for in-kind donations.  We plan to donate funds to CVI, Delta Gamma collegiate scholarships, Delta Iota's and Eta Chi's anchor games, the Delta Gamma Foundation and Panhellenic Sisters for Scholars.  

We also need to raise funds to pay for the Red & White Ball. The Ball benefits middle and high school youth in the Center for the Visually Impaired's STARS program. This fairytale prom is complete with decorations, gifts, snacks, a live DJ and crowning of King & Queen of the Ball and is entirely run and funding by our Atlanta Delta Gamma alumnae chapter.

We can't "do good" without the help from each of you!  Click on the link below to donate to any or all of these causes.
Click Here to Donate to our ATL DG Causes
Do you have Box Tops that you are wondering what to do with?

Our chapter donates Box Tops to Georgia Academy for the Blind located in Macon. Bring your Box Tops to any event, please include your name and number of box tops with them. If you would like to mail them in, please email Kristina at Foundation@atldg.org for details.
Help us report volunteer service hours to Executive Offices.

Record your service hours here.

Thank you for doing good!
A few upcoming volunteer service hour opportunities are listed below.  Please contact Kristina at Foundation@atldg.org for additional information and don't forget to log your service hours here.
  • CVI's BEGIN/STARS overnight trip for families will take place Saturday, August 20th to Sunday, August 21st at Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center (Clayton, GA).  They are in need of one volunteer per family.  Volunteers and staff will stay in separate quarters from the families and the cost would be covered by CVI.
  • CVI's STARS after school program needs volunteers to assist teachers during the after school program and starts on Tuesday, September 13th.  The program is daily Tuesday - Thursday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Do you have excellent reading and vocabulary skills and enjoy reading aloud to others? Georgia Radio Reading Service is located on 14th street and is a limited access radio station founded in 1980 to serve Georgia’s blind, visually impaired and print disabled communities by broadcasting the printed word voiced by volunteers from across the State of Georgia to the more than 170 radio shows that air on GaRRS each month.  Volunteers must complete an application and complete a 20 minute audio reading audition.
Get excited about Delta Gamma's national "Do Good" Week September 11-17. Your ATL DG chapter has many great things planned including a social media campaign, STARS After School Program, collecting box tops at Lunch Bunch, collecting mom/baby items at our moms' night out and a possible percentage night at a restaurant. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Annual Kickoff Event (click here to RSVP) - Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1 pm
  • Do Good Week - September 11-17, 2016
  • UGA vs Vanderbilt collumnae event in Athens - Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • Holiday Party - Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Crafternoon - Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • CVI's Red & White Ball - Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • Founders Day Brunch - Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 am
    • Join us as at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain with Delta Iota (UGA) and the Athens alumnae association!  Featuring speaker Council Trustee: Collegians, Aleesa Ross
  • Friends & Family G-Braves game - April 2017
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness VisionWalk - Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Party in the Park - Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter has five strong Special Interest Groups (SIG), some new and growing and others that have been bringing DG's together in Atlanta for many years. 
  • Lunch Bunch - second Wednesday of the month
  • Scarlett O’Hannah Book Club - third Tuesday of the month
  • Supper Club - fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Growing! DGzip Group Lunch (meet your neighbors) - fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Growing! Mommies Group - bi-annual family activities and moms' night out
  • Would you like to host Book Club at your home? We meet the third Tuesday of the month. Email us at book.club@atldg.org if interested.
  • We are looking for a DGzip Group chair to help coordinate our DGzip lunches and events around town.  If you are interested please contact Trish Wenger at membership@atldg.org.
  • Our Mommies Group will have our first moms' night out the year the weekend of "Do Good" week and will be collecting mom/baby items to donate. Be sure to join our Mommies Facebook Group here to stay connected.
Our Atlanta alumnae chapter supports and works closely with the Delta Iota Chapter at the University of Georgia and assists remotely with one of our newest DG chapters, Eta Chi - Georgia College!
  • We have exceed last years number of completed sponsorship forms by our chapter members! We are currently at 180+. Don't forget to record any you complete here and thank you to all who took the time to sponsor a potential new member so far this year!
  • We would like to wish Delta Iota and Eta Chi the best of luck with fall recruitment this week! Thank you to all alumnae who are volunteering and assisting with recruitment.
  • We have many exciting collumnae events planned this year including a day in Athens during the UGA vs Vanderbilt game in the fall and celebrating Founders Day together in the spring. We encourage you to attend the fireside inspiration and initiation in Athens and will get you details on our collumnae events when they become available.
  • We will be donating to both Delta Iota's and Eta Chi's anchor games as well as a Delta Gamma collegiate scholarship.  Click here to make a donation on behalf of our chapter.
  • Get our kick-off mailer in your mailbox recently? If so, you may have noticed our Volunteer Form and Membership Form are now available online! Please take the time to complete these forms to help us build committees to make our chapter even stronger and for us to learn more about your DG involvement over the years.
  • Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if you haven't already done so. If you are a mom, be sure to join our Mommies Facebook Group too!
  • Email our rituals chair, Emily Dowdell, at rituals@atldg.org if you have an engagement or pregnancy announcement and she will set up a candle pass for you.
  • Do you have any good news to have shared in a #MemberMentionMonday post or know a sister who could use a card sent from our chapter?  Let us know at contact@atldg.org.
  • Support local DG Businesses! View our ATL DG Business Directory here. Do you own a business that you’d like to share with the chapter? Click here to provide us your business information and we will add you to our directory.
  • Join us and use the #IAmASororityWoman hashtag during the month of August. Use it to tell your story about who you are and why you are proud to be a sorority woman.
Our new fiscal year (07/01/2016-06/30/2017) has just begun and we already have 85 dues paying members! 

We would like to give special recognition to our Bronze level members who pay our highest dues level and our Loyalty members who were initiated in 1966 or earlier making them Delta Gamma's for 50+ years and are no longer required to pay dues, but do so anyways to support our chapter!

Your local dues go towards planning events for CVI and Foundation giving, our many special interest groups and annual events, a portion goes to the Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association, Founders Day, operating expenses, mailings and developing technology to serve you better!
Click Here to Pay your Dues Online
Aimee Guanlao
Alexandra Tenney
Alta Birdsong
Amanda Culpepper
Amy Casey
Angela Ford
Angelina Sorrells
Ann Meyer
Beckham Sawyer

Betty Hunt
Charlotte Tueckmantel
Christina Mimms
Christine Bronikowski
Cindy Sullivan
Courtney Cox
Crystal Hsu
Danielle Carse
Deanna Woodham
Deidre Pledger
Eileen Bundy

Elizabeth Athanassiades
Elizabeth Dangler
Elizabeth Lake
Emily Dowdell
Emily Polk
Emily Sullivan
Erin Berger
Erin Randolph
Fay Fulton
Gail Dalton
Heather Buzzetti
Heather Howdeshell
Jacqueline Dassanayake
Jennifer Heal
Jennifer Simonson
Jessica Freeman
Joanna Shook
Jordan Crawford

Julia Richardson
Julie Colich
Julie Johnson
Kay Royal
Kim Daniell-White
Kirstin Lenderman
Laura Deily
Lauren Karr
Lauren Pointer

Lexi Sowers
Lindsey Allen
Liz Bouis
Lori Lollis
Margaret Lowe
Marianne Lee
Marsha Grout
Martha Saunders

Mary Alice Phinney
Mary Johnson
Mary Smith
MaryLynn Flanigan
Meghan Noblett
Melissa Mangum
Melody Tosi
Meredith Little
Michelle Moran
Michelle Zimmerman
Nancy Coker
Nancy Staub
Pamela Walker
Rachel Winkler
Rebecca Cahill
Ruth Bates
Sally Warnken
Sana Thomas
Sandra Morris
Sarah Matthews
Sarah Mitchell
Scarlett Ferguson
Sharon Lowry
Sheila Sell
Siobhan Cummins
Susan Richards
Teri Browning
Therese Franzen
Trish Wenger
Trudy Eissler
TUES, Aug 16 @ 7:00 PM
Home of Jordan Crawford
821 Ralph Mcgill Blvd Ne Apt 3308
Atlanta, GA 30306
RSVP to Book Club
SAT, Aug 20 @ 11:30 AM
The Family Dog
1402 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
RSVP to Brunch Club
WED, Aug 24 @ 11:30 AM
Foundation Social Eatery
1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
RSVP to Roswell DGzip Lunch
SAT, Aug 27 @ 1:00 PM
Home of Cindy Sullivan
1016 Bridgewater Walk
Snellville, GA 30078
RSVP to Kick-Off
WED, Sept 14 @ 11:30 AM
Seasons 52 in Dunwoody
90 Perimeter Center W
Dunwoody, GA 30346
RSVP to Lunch Bunch
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