Alumnae Chapter Officer Resources - Spring Mailing 2013

Happy Spring! We can't thank you enough for your volunteer time and dedication, Alumnae Chapter Officers. Please utilize these invaluable resources geared specifically for you and your chapters in the coming months. Also make note of several timely updates from both the Fraternity and Foundation staff!


Don't forget to submit your alumnae chapter's Annual Report and Alumnae Chapter Officer Report by May 31. Email Elizabeth Conner at econner@alphaphi.org with questions!


The Basics

Ceremonies

Useful Tools


Please note that you must be logged in to your Alpha Phi Member account to access these resources.


Alumnae Chapter Academy 2013

Alpha Phi International invites you to join us at the Executive Office for Alumnae Chapter Academy 2013 - a phenomenal weekend of hands-on training specifically for women in leadership roles in their local alumnae chapters!   This summer, Alumnae Chapter Academy will be held at the Alpha Phi Executive Office in Evanston, Ill. from June 7-9. 



Fraternity Updates:


Individual Alumnae Chapter Logos

Alumnae chapters can now download individual alumnae chapter logos. All logos are the traditional logo mark, with your chapter's name underneath. Check the resource out here, and download your alumnae chapter's logo by clicking on the link with your alumnae chapter name and saving it to your desktop. If your chapter is not listed, or to correct the spelling of your chapter name, please email Elizabeth Conner at econner@alphaphi.org. 


Alpha Phi International Now Filing all Alumnae Chapter Tax Returns

Effective with the end of the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Alpha Phi Executive Office will now complete all required IRS 990 forms for alumnae chapters. Alumnae chapter officers will no longer be required to file taxes on behalf of the local alumnae chapter. By taking this process in house, we hope to ensure that all returns are filed timely and prevent IRS revocation of any alumnae chapter's not for profit status as a result of non-filing. Returns will be filed with the name and address of the current Alumnae Chapter President (ACP) on file. Upon completion of the filing, ACPs will be notified that the return was successfully submitted. Questions on this topic can be directed to Cathy Koessl at ckoessl@alphaphi.org.


Extension News

Alpha Phi is installing two chapters this spring!  The Iota Sigma chapter at Carnegie Mellon University was installed April 6, and the Iota Tau chapter at Harvard will be installed April 26.  It is Alpha Phi's tradition for each collegiate and alumnae chapter to send a gift to welcome a new chapter.  Your gift added to those chapters from across North America is a symbol of united support for our new sisters.  Welcome dollars are used to purchase ritual equipment for the chapter's Installation, and many initiations to come.  The gift presentation, a highlight of the Installation reception, gives the chapter a warm international greeting!  Gifts can be sent to:


Welcome Dollars

Alpha Phi Executive Office

1930 Sherman Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201


If you have any questions, please email Cassidy at crosenthal@alphaphi.org.


Travel Program 

The Alpha Phi Traveler program is in the process of selecting trips for 2014! This program is committed to providing Alpha Phis with the opportunity to come together and experience the wonders of nature, the inspiration of far-away places, and the thrill of adventure—all in the company of sisters. Stay tuned to http://alphaphitraveler.com and be sure to join the Travelers Club for the most up-to-date news on upcoming trips. Please email travel@alphaphi.org with any questions or concerns.   


National Volunteer Week 

National Volunteer Week will take place April 21-27, 2013! As we have in years past, Alpha Phi will recognize our amazing volunteers throughout this week. Stay tuned to our social media outlets and alphaphi.org for inspirational quotes, volunteer testaments, discounts and more! You can learn more about National Volunteer week on the Hands On Network official website. If you have any questions about National Volunteer Week or would like to suggest ideas for recognizing Alpha Phi's volunteers, please email kmitchell@alphaphi.org.


Foundation Updates:


Support the Gold Society!

Gold Society is an elite network of alumnae supporting the Alpha Phi Foundation. Gold Society Development officers travel throughout North America meeting face-to-face with alumnae who are dedicated to making a difference with a global impact. Gold Society offers alumnae a golden opportunity to stay involved by carrying on the Alpha Phi tradition of each generation supporting the next. Learn more about the Foundation's Gold Society here and like the Facebook pageContact a member of the Gold Society Team today to join, learn more or schedule a Gold Society Development Officer to visit you and your Alumnae Chapter!


Missy Moody, Director of Special Campaigns and Programs, mmoody@alpaphi.org

Kelly Ryan, Gold Society Development Officer, kryan@alphaphi.org

Jenn Barton, Gold Society Development Officer, jbarton@alphaphi.org