Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae September News
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Founder's Day & Little Legacy Brunch
Saturday, October 19 2019
11 am-1 pm
Delta Zeta Chapter House at ASU
It’s a celebration! Our Founders would be amazed at what has grown from their beginning efforts 117 years ago. Come join the fun this Founder’s Day brunch and wear your badge and something pink! We also invite our guests to bring their little legacy (daughter or granddaughter) to receive their first Delta Zeta memento.
Please RSVP by October 15th to Cost is $20 per person; little legacies free. Payment can be prior to event at:
l or in person day of event if you have rsvped.
Delta Zeta House in Greek Leadership Village (GLV), 915 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ  85287-3008. Parking garage on west side of Rural Rd., directly across from Greek Leadership Village (GLV). Parking is FREE on weekend. Those that have difficulty walking can be dropped off at the back of the house on Terrace in the loading zone. Please let us know if you need assistance when you pull in (480) 695-4800). 

Delta Zeta Calendar 2019-2020
October 10 Phoenix Panhellenic is hosting a Centennial kick off fundraising event at Kendra Scott, 5-7 pm at the Scottsdale Quarter. Enjoy some nibbles and shop for great jewelry. Invite your friends, family and sorority sisters to join us and shop for a great cause!
October 19 Founder's Day & Little Legacy Celebration Brunch at DZ Chapter House ASU. 
October 21-27  Pi Zeta Chapter at ASU promotes their Hoops for Hearing Philanthropy week.  They begin with benefit nights at local restaurants, pie throwing contest and basketball tournament. Alumnae are welcome to attend any benefit night and mention Delta Zeta Hoops for Hearing but we are doing a concentrated alumni night on Tuesday, 10/22, 6-7 PM at Raising Cane’s.  Bring your family and let’s “Raise some Cane!!”
                Monday 10/21             Chipotle    6-10 pm
                Tuesday 10/22            Raising Cane’s 6-10 pm, 960 E University at Rural  ALUMNAE NIGHT
                Wednesday 10/23      Blaze      6-10 pm
                Thursday 10/24          DZ House  6 – 10 pm  Pie Zeta  - pay to throw a whipped cream
                                                        pie at a Delta Zeta and raise funds!
                 Sunday 10/27             Gym  10 am – 4 pm Basketball Tournament

Nov & Dec  Like golf? Want to score a hole in one with Delta Zeta?  Sign up here to volunteer at WMPO (1/27/20 – 2/2/20) for Phoenix Panhellenic to raise scholarships for Greek women. Volunteer to work one concession shift with friends, family, co-workers and be sure to designate DELTA ZETA when registering. Completed shift allows you to attend remainder of tournament at no cost. Free parking and shuttle service for volunteers. Our goal is to fill 30 shifts. 
November 8  Our Delta Zeta chapter at ASU will hold their annual Parent’s Gala on Friday, 6-10 pm at Scottsdale Plaza Resort (Scottsdale Rd/Indian Bend).  Dancing, fun, tables to learn about Delta Zeta, recognitions, dance off and more!  Alumni cost is $35. RSVP by November 1st to
November 14   Initiation of 90 new Delta Zeta members at Greek Leadership Village Community Center, 5-10 pm.  There will be two simultaneous initiation teams and a celebration afterwards. Interested in attending? Please contact
December 7    DZ Teddy Bear Tea/Annual Meeting, 2-4 PM, Lee Ann Witt’s house, 12240 N. 86 St., Scottsdale (101 & Cactus).  Be a good elf this Christmas and join us at Santa’s Workshop. Little elves are welcome! Bring a stuffed bear or animal (12"-14”) for Mighty Change of Heart. Stuffed animals are given in personalized back pack with clothes and goodies to foster children when they go to a new home.  Food, fun and friendship with a little “carol-oke”! RSVP by December 2nd to

January 27-February 2 We are volunteering with Phoenix Panhellenic at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
February 23  Turtle and Pearls Luncheon where we honor our membership milestones and our graduating ASU chapter seniors. 
March 28 or 29   TBD
April 25  Phoenix Panhellenic Centennial Brunch Celebration. 10am-1pm at the Cambry. This event is sold out. Please contact Lee Ann or Susan Norman, if you wish to be on the DZ waiting list.
May 16 or 17   May Event  TBD

More information will be available soon. Check Facebook and your emails for more details or contact Lee Ann Witt,   
Phoenix Alumnae Philanthropy
Phoenix Alumnae have supported Phoenix Day School for the Deaf since the 1970's. Alumnae used to hold Halloween parties for the younger students. Since 1983 we have given scholarships to graduating seniors. Several members of the Phoenix alumnae chapter attended the first high school graduation in 1983 at Phoenix Day School for the Deaf since becoming fully accredited by the State of Arizona and have been there every year since presenting a scholarship(s) to graduating seniors going on to higher education. Pictured are Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Philanthropy chair, Natalie Schade and Evelyn Mendez, Pi Zeta Philanthropy chair presenting our 2019 Scholarship.
Pi Zeta Chapter Philanthropy Chair
I've always had a lot of love for our philanthropy. With my major being Speech and Hearing, Delta Zeta and it's partnered organizations have given me a glimpse at what the rest of my life will look like. As Pi Zeta's Vice President of Philanthropy, I wanted to hands on experience where the work of myself and my sisters was going towards to. I wanted to see where the thousands of dollars fundraised every year by our chapter went, which is why I decided to apply for The Painted Turtle Camp. It was a long process, from medical checks to phone interviews, but it is a process that I would do any day to go back to camp. The Painted Turtle has stolen my heart FOREVER!

They say that no one inside of camp will ever be able to explain it and no one outside will ever fully understand it, and it’s true! I can’t explain how the 6 days I was at camp have been life changing, these kids make you see life from a magical perspective. I went to camp thinking I was there to make an impact in the life of kids with serious illnesses, but I left with them impacting my life forever! From June 12th-19th I worked with a group of 10 girls with Rheumatic Diseases. From fishing, to archery, zip lining, aerial dancing, and horseback riding, these girls did it all! Not only did I spend my time with these amazing girls, but a big group of passionate people that were there for the same reasons I was.

TPT felt like home, with all its volunteers and staff making it a fun, safe, and heart-warming environment. I was so lucky to meet Delta Zeta's across the country, learn about their chapters, and experience the amazing camp life with. The moment you walk in the gates of TPT, you're in  for a ride. Campers and volunteers leave the outside world outside those gates, and for a week we live in this magical place where hate, illness, and judgement does not exist. At the end of camp, all campers and volunteers sat around a bonfire, and holding hands sang a camp song that says "Stars in the sky bring the summer right back to me", and that is something that will stick with me forever, because there's nothing any of us would want more than to go back to summer and relive camp all over again. All campers said they always return to camp because that is the place where there’s no hate, which is the reason I’ll be going back every year I can, and spread A LOTTA LOVE. “You can leave camp, but camp never really leaves you." 
Evelyn Mendez, Vice President of Philanthropy 
Pi Zeta Chapter at ASU
 Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Dues are Due for 2019
Its a new year, have you paid your 2019 Delta Zeta Alumnae Chapter dues. We are a stronger and better chapter with you in our chapter. Dues are only $35 for all year and 2019 graduates are free. Check it out at:
Or send a check to our treasurer Lorna Green, 4723 Voltaire, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
Phoenix Alumnae Chapter Board
We want to thank Kristen Westin-Smith for her tenure as President of our Phoenix Alumnae Chapter. Kristen resigned in August due to extenuating circumstances. Thank you, Kristen! 
Lee Ann Witt has been appointed as the Interim President. Elections are held in December for 2020. Office terms are January – December. Come join the fun! We have new members joining throughout the year. Existing alumnae in the area you will not want to miss out on meeting them!
You have the opportunity to become more active as a DZ Alum and help with our younger members at ASU. The new year brings excitement, new plans and lots of fun! The time is now to consider one of the following positions and share your time and talents with all of us:
President:  Lead meetings, manage Board, assist officers,
Vice President: Serves as Event Chairperson, secure meeting venues, notify members, encourage participation and membership
Secretary: Minutes, submit reports to SAC, AAD, Lamp, serves as Parliamentarian
Treasurer: Collect dues, monthly financial statement, disburse funds
Panhellenic Delegate: Attend Panhellenic meetings, 1st Monday of each month Sept –May, report to chapter of all PAN events and encourage participation WMPO, be an active Panhellenic committee member
Philanthropy Chair:  Service opportunities, Phoenix School for Deaf scholarship
Media Chair: All social media posts:  FB, Instagram, Twitter, newsletter
Collegiate Relations Chair: Works with Pi Zeta Alumae Relations to align calendar/events for support of one another
Please email Lee Ann Witt at with a letter of interest by November 30, 2019. Elections will be held at the December 7th Teddy Bear Tea.
Truly Connected
Truly Connected DZ Alumnae opportunity in Washington, D.C with keynote speaker Delta Zeta alumna Kelly Fisher Katz! Kelly (Gamma Nu – Eastern Illinois University) launched her career in the corporate world in an executive position at United Airlines. She put the interviewing skills she honed during her tenure at United to work to help young mothers find highly qualified nannies to whom they could entrust the care of their children.  Kelly founded the North Shore Nanny Employment Agency and built it into a well-respected business, known for its thorough vetting and interview process, combined with comprehensive background checks.
Having achieved success building the agency into a valuable business with a strong reputation, Kelly decided to sell the company in 1995 and embrace the next challenge of Public Speaking. She as traveled the world as a spokesperson for a wide range of companies in industries spanning from automotive to high tech security.
To find out about Kelly’s most recent career challenge in the jewelry industry as well as her exciting philanthropic work click here:
For more information about Truly Connected:  Washington D.C. click here:
Phoenix Alumnae Eastside Lunch Bunch
Next Phoenix Alumnae Chapter Eastside Lunch Bunch is Wednesday, September 27 at 11:30 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club restaurant, 7505 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, 480-948-7010.

The golf club is located on McCormick Parkway between Scottsdale Road and Hayden Road. There is parking in the front, and also good parking on the side towards the stairs in the back.
The food is excellent. It is very quiet, so we can hear each other talk.
Let Pat know ASAP so that she can confirm the number of people coming by Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Let Pat Wells know if you can attend this one or want to be added to the Lunch Bunch list as they meet each month on different days and locations:
Lunch on DZ's and enjoy our sisterhood.
Phoenix Alumnae Westside Lunch Bunch
Monday November 4 Westside Lunch Bunch will meet at Mercer's Cafe at 97th Ave. & Peoria at 11:30 am. This group meets every other month on the first Monday at Mercers. Jane Prall was feeling better and joined us again at the LB in September. You don't have to live on the Westside to go to any of these lunches. Let Anne Gay know if you can attend or need transportation:  602-653-9470
Phoenix Panhellenic Association
Phoenix Panhellenic Association will celebrate its Centennial on Saturday April 25, 2020 at 10am-1pm at the Camby Hotel at 24th Street and Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ. Our Delta Zeta Woman of Impact is Judith Hardes who will be honored at the event. This event is sold out. Please contact Lee Ann or Susan Norman, if you wish to be on the DZ waiting list. Check out the Panhellenic Facebook page every Monday for a Panhellenic Memory from Panhellenic's 100 years.
 Phoenix Valley Alumnae chapter contact Lee Ann Witt at:

Check out Phoenix Alumnae's website:

Like Phoenix Alumnae on Facebook:

Delta Zeta National Site:

Susan Norman, Phoenix Media Chair:
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