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Our Holiday Cookie Exchange and Giving Back Party is just a few days away!  We hope you can join us for this great event!

What
  • Bring your favorite holiday cookie and copies of the recipe (approximately 2 dozen) to exchange with your fellow DG alumnae 
  • Donate a gift to our adopted family from Mary Hall Freedom House
When
Sunday, December 6th from 4-6 pm

Where
At the home of Donna Long
5049 Verbena Drive
Acworth, GA  30102

Details 
Once you RSVP, we will contact you with donation options for the Mary Hall Freedom house, if interested.

RSVP
Online or to Rachel McLaughlin - 404.408.4725 or
 rrhmclaughlin@gmail.com
RSVP to our Holiday Cookie Exchange and Giving Back Party Here
It's time for our annual Red & White Ball for the Center for the Visually Impaired's STARS program! This is a Prom for the middle & high school age kids at CVI, complete with a crowning of King & Queen of the Ball. Delta Gamma provides the funding and support of this great philanthropic event. With your generosity, we are able to pay for the event space, food, DJ, decorations and auction items. We are calling on you once again to help make this a memorable event for the kids. Please remember that many of these students may not be invited to, or can afford, to attend their schools' proms or dances, so we want to make this night special!

The Ball will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Midtown Atlanta. 

You can help us in the following ways:

1. VOLUNTEER:  We need volunteers on the day of the event to decorate, clean up, check-in, serve food, take pictures and dance with the kids.  Feel free to invite your spouse, children (ages 12+) and friends to help out with this fun event! The volunteer time slots are:  9:30 am-12:00 pm (Decorate); 5:30-7:30 pm (Set up); 7:00-9:30 pm (Clean up) 

To those who want to volunteer, please select a time slot and number of volunteers on the link below.

2. MONETARY DONATIONS:  If you would like to send monetary donations, you can do so via credit card via the link below under the Monetary Donations section.  If you would prefer to write a check, you can make checks payable to "Delta Gamma," and contact Megan Spellman at mspellm3@kent.edu for mailing information. This event- including the DJ, food, and decorations- is paid for exclusively by your donations, so please think of us while you plan for your New Year giving!  

Please remember that this is an event solely funded & run by the Delta Gamma Atlanta Alumnae chapter. So it's up to us to make this a special night for the CVI kids. If you can help out in any way, we would be appreciative. 

Thank you for your support!

ITB,
Megan Spellman
Mspellm3@kent.edu
Volunteer or Donate to Red & White Ball Here
Thank You for "Anchoring for a Cause" with us at our fall fundraiser on October 17th at Fado Irish Pub! We raised over $800 for Service for Sight!

Way to #DoGoodInAtlanta 
ladies!

Click
 here to view pictures from the event on our Facebook Group!
In September we started our monthly Anchored for a Cause initiative.  The cause for September was gas cards for CVI.  October's was to collect items for Mary Hall Freedom House, our Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association's philanthropy. 
Congratulations to Trish Wenger, the October winner of the Starbucks gift card!! Thank you to everyone who contributed donations that will be going to the Mary Hall Freedom House! You ladies all rock!
Our Anchored for a Cause for November and December is volunteering or donating towards CVI's annual Red & White Ball. If you would like to sign up to volunteer or donate to this cause, you can do so online or bring your monetary donation to any event we have in December. If you volunteer or donate, you will be entered to win a Starbucks gift card! Make sure your name and email address are provided with your donation (on an envelope, sticky note, etc). Additional details about the Red & White Ball are featured earlier in this newsletter.  Online donating and volunteer sign up can be found here:
Volunteer needs coming up with CVI!

If anyone is available or willing to assist please contact, Lara Tillery at
ltillery@cviga.org
  • The BEGIN program is looking for a volunteer who is interested in playing holiday piano music at their party on Saturday, December 12th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • We are still seeking volunteers to assist with our VisAbility store sale which is occurring on Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th to assist with the refreshment table and manning the lobby. This will require that you are dressed casual/comfortable. For Friday, the first volunteer is needed from 9 AM to 1 PM and the second volunteer is needed from 1 PM to 4 PM. Saturday, they need volunteers from 9 AM to 2 PM.  The VisAbility store is located at The Center for the Visually Impaired.

Do you have Box Tops that you are wondering what to do with?

Our chapter will be donating Box Tops to Georgia Academy for the Blind located in Macon.

Bring your Box Tops to any monthly event, please include your name with them.
  • Holiday/Wrapping Party (Acworth, GA): Sunday, December 6, 2015
  • Hosting CVI’s Red & White Ball: Saturday, February 6, 2016
  • Founders Day @ Swan Coach House: Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Spring Clothing Swap Fundraiser (Alpharetta, GA):  Saturday, April, 23, 2016
  • Vision Walk:  Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Spring Scholarship Luncheon:  Saturday, May 7, 2016
The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter has five strong Special Interest Groups (SIG), some brand new and others that have been bringing DG's together in Atlanta for many years. 
  • Lunch Bunch - second Wednesday of every month
  • Scarlett O’Hannah Book Club - third Tuesday of the month
  • Supper Club - fourth Tuesday of the month
  • New! DGZip Groups (Zip Code Parties to meet your neighbors) - varies
  • New! Mommies Group - bi-annual
By popular demand:   Meet your DG neighbors! 

Atlanta is huge and sprawling! We’ve divided our city into 11 areas to help everyone get together   with a shorter drive to share a meal at a restaurant or café, or to share a fun seasonal activity. 

Get to know your neighbors by first contacting Trish Wenger at 414-840-4441 or  stone_wenger@yahoo.com with your favorite restaurant or activity venue and she’ll make arrangements for your first area gathering!  We’ll send out email invites based on home addresses in or closest to the following areas:
  • Alpharetta /Cumming
  • Roswell       
  • East Cobb    
  • Dunwoody/Sandy Springs
  • Buckhead/Brookhaven  
  • North East:  Johns Creek, Norcross, Duluth, Suwanee, Lawrenceville
  • East:  Decatur, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Lilburn, Snellville
  • South East:  Stockbridge, Covington
  • South West:  Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan
  • West:  Marietta, Smyrna, Powder Springs
  • North West:  Kennesaw, Acworth, Woodstock, Canton
Our Mommies Group will meet formally bi-annually with family friendly events suitable for children of all ages! Informally, we will have our own Facebook Group to stay connected, plan playdates, ask for advice and share our anchor finds!

Last week we shared some great anchor finds as the holidays are fast approaching!

Click here to join our DG Mommies Facebook Group!
  • Due to the holidays, our December Supper Club will be earlier in the month.  Click here for details and to RSVP.
  • Our December Book Club is a can't miss event - our annual Soiree and 2016 Book Selection Party!  Click here for details and to RSVP.
Our Atlanta Alumnae Chapter supports and works closely with the Delta Iota Chapter at the University of Georgia.  Read on for some news and upcoming events as well as a very exciting colonization announcement at another college in Georgia that will need our support!
The Delta Iota Chapter at UGA initiated over 80 New Members in October! Initiation was held on Sunday, October 18th at the Athens Classic Center. Thank you to Atlanta alumnae who attended initiation!  Our Atlanta Alumnae Chapter also contributed to their initiation cake!
Delta Gamma is honored to welcome our Eta Chi-Georgia College chapter to our Fraternity this upcoming January! Georgia College (formally known as Georgia College and State University) is a public liberal arts university located in Milledgeville, Georgia. Delta Gamma was one of four organizations to present (along with Alpha Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta and Gamma Phi Beta), and was the organization selected first in a “stacked” invitation – meaning, Alpha Gamma Delta will also join the community in no less than two years following Delta Gamma’s colonization. We will be the seventh Panhellenic group to join the community.

We are excited to be joining this esteemed community and we look forward to sharing more details with you as soon as possible. We will be in touch very soon with more details, including how to get involved and how to sponsor women for membership. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Were you a colonizing member at your chapter?  If so we would love to hear your story!  If interested in sharing, contact us at atlanta.dg.alum@gmail.com.
Help us make this year record breaking!  Our fiscal year is 07/01/2015-06/30/2016.  Don't see your name listed below of 160 dues paying members?  Click Here for information on how to pay your dues to our local Atlanta chapter or email us at atlanta.dg.alum@gmail.com and we can send you our membership form.

We would like to give special recognition to those Bronze level members (who pay at our highest dues level) and our *Anchored for a Cause* members (who made an extra donation of $15 in the spirit of this year’s theme)!
Adrienne Blakely
Aimee Guanlao
Alanna Montoya
Ali Norris
Alicia Mintz
*Alta Birdsong*
Amanda Jones
Andrea MacMillan
Angela Ford
Angela Patterson
Angelina Sorrells
Ann Meyer
Anne Longtin
Audrey Newcombe
Barbara McDonald
Beckham Sawyer
*Betty Hunt*
Blitch Ann Bird
Brittani Kelly
Carla Brewer
Carlene Weis
*Carol Harman*
Carren Sellers
Chelsey Healy
Christina Bechard
Christina Mimms
Christy Eckoff
Christy Thomas
Collier Collier
Constance Rifkind
Danielle Carse
Deanna Woodham
Debbie Durnwald
Debbie Kuniansky
Denise Grove
*Eileen Bundy*
Elise Yancey
Elizabeth Fuentes
Elizabeth Hentz
Elizabeth Lake
Emily Dowdell
Emily Haggard
Emily Polk
Emily Sullivan
Erin Torzewski
Faeverner Kramer
Fay Fulton
Gail Dalton
Gayle Dalton-Smith
Gaylene Ward
Gina Ann Riggs
Glenna Rogers
Gloria Ciecka
Gwendolyn White
Heather Buzzetti
Heather Demis
Heather Howdeshell
Heather Jarboe
Heather Jones

Helen Kenwright
Holly Prokash
Jacqueline Limonta
Jan McCarter
Jana Fuller
Jenna Hanslits
Jennifer Harbough
*Jennifer Heal*
*Joanna Shook*

Jodi Perelman
Jordan Crawford
Judy Vires
Julie DiMatteo
Karie Keown-Kirchner
Katherine Coyer

Katherine Robeson
Katherine Witrick
Kathleen Parker
Kathryn Miller
Kay Royal
Kay Twiner
Kelcy Smith
Kelli Pruet
Kelsey Brooks
Kim Daniell-White
*Kim Selph*
Kristi Lowery
Laura Deily
Laura McCarthy
Laura Moyles
Laura Wright
Laurel Dinerstein
*Lauren Pointer*
Leah Wirtz
Lexi Sowers
Linda Wilson
Lisa Domzal
Liz Bouis
Lois Rodgers
Lori Lollis
*Lori Massaroni*
Lorraine Conti
*Lynn Sickeler*
Margaret Lowe
Marianne Lee
*Marie Stephens*
Marietta Houser
Marsha Grout
Martha Saunders
*Mary Alice Phinney*
Mary Johnson
Megan Rogers
Megan Spellman
Meghan Milks
Meghan Noblett
*Meghan Porter*
Melissa Vance
Meredith Little
Meredith Smythe
Michelle Zimmerman
*Molly Strozier*
Morgan Bembry

*Nancy Battaglia*
*Nancy Larson*
Nancy Staub
*Nicole D'Antonio*
Nicole Ferros
Paige Mefferd
Patricia Neumeister
Patricia Shepler
*Peggy Graab*
Peggy Schiller
Phyllis Richter
Que-Anh Cooney
Raven Cross
Rebecca Cahill
Rebekah Fontenot
Roseanne Cornejo
Ruth Bates
Ruth Ruehl
Sally Warnken
Sana Thomas
*Sandra Morris*
*Sarah Anderson
*
Sarah Tostevin
*Sharon Clark*
Stacey Denard

Susan Elliott
Suzi Connor
Teri Browning

Terry Ramey
Therese Franzen
Tia Flanagan
Tracy Ruska
Tracy Solheim
Trina Grogan
*Trish Wenger*
Vicki Tucker
Victoria Wolle
Vilasini Suktankar
Wyn Engle
TUE, DEC 8 @ 7:00 PM
Novo Cucina
5592 Chambree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA  30338
TUE, DEC 15 @ 7:00 PM
Paula's Home
1101 Wynterhall Lane
Dunwoody, GA  30338
WED, DEC 9 @ 11:30 AM
Foundation Social Eatery
1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA  30076