Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae July 2021 News
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Axe Throwing Sisterhood!!!
Classic Axe in Tempe, AZ was the place for Delta Zetas to be on June 23rd!  Dusty Tingstrom and Julie Butterworth made up the Green Team against Lorna Green and Lee Ann Witt of the Pink Team. The Green Team won 2 of the 3 games in a contest of beauty and brawn! After a few practice rounds, it became evident Dangerous Dusty meant business while Julie Butterworth found her stride in throwing near bull-eyes most of the night. In a final round sudden death, Julie was crowned “Lumberlord” and placed her competitive name-tag on the “wall of winners!”  We brought a little wine, a few snacks and had a great time. The challenge is on.... the four of us will take on the next team of four in the fall! 
Pictured: Dusty Tingstrom and Julie Butterworth proof of their expertise as axe throwers!
Delta Zeta National Convention Speaker
It's Virtual So We Can All Participate
Join the Key note speaker, Melanie Griffin, Delta Zeta Sorority National Convention on Thursday, July 15, 2021 during Truly Connected; Flexing Your Resilience Muscle: Building Skills to Thrive, Succeed & Shine:
Plot twist! At multiple points in our personal lives and professional careers, things do not go as planned. Aging parents. The end of relationships. Passed over promotions. Illness and disability. “Failed” entrepreneurial ventures. Grad school rejection letters. Heck, even saying the wrong thing or tripping over our own feet at *the worst* possible moment. We’ve all been there, right?! In fact, more times than we can count or wish to remember, especially as we recover from a tough 2020, including a worldwide pandemic. So, why is it that so few challenges are talked about? That TV shows, podcasts and the like mainly interview gold medalists over people who overcome the toughest challenges of their lives? That when we experience disappointing outcomes, we feel alone, ashamed, and unprepared? That is all about to change, sister.

Attend this high-energy, interactive, not-to-miss session during which you will laugh, cry, and build your resilience muscle like never before. No longer will you dwell on the past. Instead, you will develop skills and explore strategies that help you analyze and learn from experiences, pivot when necessary, and thrive and succeed moving forward. Importantly, by being our real and authentic selves, we will further build our Delta Zeta sisterhood, allowing you to shine your brightest with your #1 Fan Club cheering you on each step of the way.

Melanie S. Griffin, Esq. is a triple-graduate of The Florida State University (Business Finance, 2003; MBA, 2006; JD, 2006). As a collegiate member of Delta Zeta’s Alpha Sigma Chapter, Melanie served as Chapter President; represented the Chapter at Delta Zeta’s Centennial Convention and on the FSU Homecoming Court, winning Homecoming Princess Runner-Up; helped to found the Pi Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida; and received multiple Delta Zeta and Panhellenic awards and scholarships, including the Florence Hood Miner and Grace Mason Lundy Awards.

For more information on this virtual keynote speaker, please visit:
To Register for event by June 30th:
Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Calendar
July 6 at 7pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club
We always meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Click link to join discussion. Password:DZ

July 15 National Convention Truly Connected Keynote Speaker. Registration closes June 30. Register here:

August 3 at 7pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club

We always meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Click link to join discussion.

All Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae events with their links can also be found on our website:

What is the Delta Zeta Virtual Book Club Reading?
Our July selection to read is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Movie of  Where the Crawdads Sing will be coming out soon and hopefully a few of us in the book club can go see it in person.

Our June book was Olive Kitteridge. Even if you have not read the book you are invited to join us for the discussion on July 6. Our monthly book is chosen based on conversation starting story lines. The DZ book club virtual zoom event to discuss Olive Kitteridge will be July 6 at 7pm. We always meet the first Tuesday of the month. Click link to join discussion.  Passcode is: DZ
DZ Lunch Bunch Is Back
Lunch Bunch group voted to skip July due to heat and so many of the group out of town.
Next Lunch Bunch will be in August. Let Pat know you are interested
in attending if you are not on her contact list.
Pat Wells,
or 480-816-4557
Photo is from the May 21, 2021 DZ Lunch Bunch.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Cavalieri one of our DZ's from ASU
At ASU, Elizabeth Cavalieri was President of our Pi Zeta Chapter. Today she works at the White House as Associate National Press Advance Lead. In January, she was working the Presidential Inauguration and can be seen wearing the black cap with the White House in the background. She felt humbled and overwhelmed to be working such an important event. She is sure to be working many more inaugurations. Also pictured is Elizabeth on the tarmac working the departure of the Vice President as she was part of the team that executed the first international trip of the Biden-Harris administration in Mexico. We can't wait to hear more of your adventures working at the White House. As Elizabeth proves, Delta Zetas are always ready to serve as we live and honor our creed as "we walk in the light of the flame."
 Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Dues are Due for 2021
 This is the current list of Phoenix Chapter members whose dues are current. If you are missing from this list, won't you please consider joining us.

Lo Ann Bell, Julia Butterworth, Mary Chandler, Dena Cunningham, Diane Deihl (deceased), Christina Echavarria, Diane Gangloff, Anne Gay, Ann Gilfillan, Lorna Green, Ann Haggerty, Judith Hardes, Ann Ketcham, Ruth Kovac, Ashlee Lepa, Wendy Lombardi, Lucy Lynch, Cheryl Norder, Susan Norman, Mary Pat Pepping, Julia Pitman, Mindy Quiroz, Michelle Rodriguez, Ann Santos, Ashleigh Sickman, Fran Silkey, Kristen Weston-Smith, Georgia Souris, Dusty Tingstrom, Emma Thomas, Pat Wells and Lee Ann Witt.
If you want to pay your 2021 dues, you can use PayPal or mail them. You can send a $35 check made out to Delta Zeta Sorority to: Lorna Green, 4723 E. Voltaire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85032. Or you can pay on line with any major credit card. Check it out at: Or contact Lorna Green,
We need and appreciate your support.
Friendship is special to Delta Zeta. In the new issue of The LAMP, discover how Delta Zeta relationships helped transform the lives of our members through the support of sisterhood! From our cover story to the individual stories about truest and deepest friendships, there are many must reads that you won’t want to put down.
Inspired by these LAMP stories? Email your Delta Zeta Truest and Deepest Friendship stories to as we celebrate friendship in the 110th volume of The LAMP!
Our Pi Zeta Chapter at ASU News
Congratulations Jen!
Pi Zeta Alumna, Jen Snyder and her husband welcomed their second daughter Freya Rose into the world on June 14th @ 1:41pm weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20.15 inches. If that isn't exciting enough - the coolest part is Shannon Curry was the Pediatrician on duty and Kelly Mautino was her night nurse - both Pi Zeta Alumna. All three women were in our Pi Zeta Chapter at the same time!! What a fun Delta Zeta reunion! 
Our college chapters are preparing for recruitment now. Do you know a women going to a college with a Delta Zeta Chapter? And is she someone who would make and outstanding Delta Zeta? If so please send an introduction and recommendation. You can do it all online. Sign into: as a member, then go to member tools and find Recruitment and Legacy Introduction forms to compete. Its that easy.
If you have "news", please share with your DZ sisters. Send info and photos to
Editor: Susan Norman at:
All info is due on the 25th day before each month.
If you are a Delta Zeta Alumna in the Tucson area, there is an alumnae group.
Contact President:
Phoenix Alumnae Westside Lunch Bunch
Due to COVID-19 our Lunch Bunches have not been happening. However conditions are changing.

The Westside Lunch Bunch meets every other month on the first Monday at Mercers restaurant in Peoria. Contact Anne Gay: to get on this contact list. Anne is moving back home to the Virginia area, so please let Anne know if you are willing to take over the Westside Lunch bunch contact.
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Edith Wharton

In other words, carrying on the “light” of another — be it ideas, joy, love, or inspiration — can be just as valuable as creating it yourself. Delta Zetas are often either the candle or the mirror.
Phoenix Panhellenic Association
To find out more about the 101 year Phoenix Panhellenic Association, check out the web site or Facebook.

Questions Contact our DZ Panhellenic Delegate, Ashlee Lepa,
or Alternate, Susan Norman,
 Phoenix Valley Alumnae chapter contact Lee Ann Witt at:

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Delta Zeta National Site:

Susan Norman, Phoenix Alumnae Media Chair:
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