The end of the school year means time for Tri Delta’s Pansy Celebrations! Check out how alumnae chapters worldwide welcomed and honored our newest alumnae members—and some of our most seasoned—in their own unique ways.
On April 29, Central Arkansas came together to celebrate Pansy Brunch at the home of Kathleen (Kathy) Burke Meriwether, Arkansas, with delicious chicken salad provided by Melissa Hardcastle Cook, Arkansas. With 30 sisters in attendance, the chapter honored members with 10 and 25 years in Tri Delta with our Pearl Circle and Silver Circle milestone ceremonies, led by our Rituals Specialist Janice Nottenkamper, Arkansas, Alumnae Chapter President Belinda Burford Stilwell, Arkansas, and Vice President of Membership Charlotte Downs, Arkansas. It was the chapter’s very first Pearl Circle honoree—Alexandria (Allie) Edwards, Arkansas.
On Sunday, April 7, Toronto hosted their Pansy Appreciation Brunch for the first time in three years. The event brought together Tri Delta alumnae, marking a long-awaited reunion. Their celebration included six members who attended virtually, a pansy-themed show and tell, a fundraising raffle and a group photo with the Easter Bunny.
Golden Isles held their annual Pansy Celebration on April 18 at the home of Kimberly Jones Maupin, Georgia on Saint Simons Island.
Pictured standing left to right are Kimberly Jones Maupin, Georgia, Bess Seiler Thompson, Brenau, Debbie Hewitt Banks, Clemson, Anita Slane Green, Carnegie-Mellon, Karen Hodges Tostensen, Georgia, Jennifer Hernandez Butler, Emory, Jeanne Bosserdet Warwick, Oregon, and Sharon Northrip Baker, Southern Methodist; kneeling left to right are Kim Bacon Chitty, Georgia, Paula Phelps Galland, Vanderbilt, and Kelley Moore, Georgia. Not pictured is photographer Beth Martin Carpenter, Brenau.
Sarasota honored six Golden Circle recipients at their annual Pansy Lunch, recognizing them for 50 years or more of Tri Delta membership.
The milestone ceremony was conducted by Alumnae Chapter President Retta Burling Meser (center), Wisconsin, and honored (left to right) Linda Dale Short, Colorado, Ginny Overdorf, Ohio Wesleyan, Madeline Risica Joy, Rhode Island, Lowie Brannan, Ohio Wesleyan, Chrys Grafrath Hyde, Coe, and Peggy Moore Saewert, Wisconsin.
Atlanta had a wonderful time at their Pansy Brunch, with alumnae from 20 different collegiate chapters in attendance. Terrin Few McKay, Florida, hosted and Pam Oglesby Elmore, Georgia conducted the Silver Circle milestone ceremony for their 25-year members. Tri Delta CEO Karen Hughes White, Georgia, joined the fun, celebrating sisterhood with the chapter along with her birthday!
Graduating seniors from Beta Omicron Chapter at Illinois State University were the guests of honor, celebrated with our Circle Degree, at the Bloomington/Normal Pansy Brunch in April 2023.
Boston recently celebrated Pansy Brunch on a beautiful day in May with some of their wonderful members! Other events held recently include a Girls Night Out, a volunteer opportunity at Room to Grow sorting donated children’s clothing, and the ever-popular book club meetings every other month.
On April 30, Charlotte held their Pansy Brunch, filled with milestones and celebrations! The gathering commemorated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the chapter, celebrated the 80th birthday of a dear member and honored three members for 25 years in Tri Delta with the Silver Circle milestone ceremony. Always focused on serving others, the chapter also held a raffle and raised $145 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Members enjoyed good food, delicious cakes from Suarez Bakery, a Tri Delta trivia Kahoot game, a photo slide show, a table of memories and awards, photo Delta centerpieces, a Delta Love photo backdrop and cookie favors with edible pansy decorations. It was a beautiful day celebrating Tri Delta sisterhood!
Members of Grand Forks enjoyed Pansy Brunch, welcoming the graduating seniors of Epsilon Omicron Chapter at North Dakota State University into alumnae membership with the Circle Degree. The occasion provided a wonderful opportunity for reconnecting, fostering friendships and celebrating the spirit of sisterhood. What an example of lifetime membership the chapter showed these young Tri Deltas!
North Dallas had an exceptional turn out for their Pansy Brunch, held at Tri Delta’s Executive Office. Graduating seniors from our Epsilon Theta Chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas were celebrated with our beautiful Circle Degree, and the atmosphere was filled with joy, sisterhood and connections!
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