Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae January 2021 News
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Phoenix Alumnae Delta Zeta Bingo Virtual Event
Join us for our Delta Zeta Bingo/Happy Hour virtual event January 20 at 6:30pm
Click link:
Passcode is: DZ
Or Call: 1-408-638-0968 Meeting ID: 858 7566 3778
Join us for a short meeting to elect officers and then play DZ Bingo and visit with your Delta Zeta sisters. You may win a prize if you play during our event.
To play BINGO go to:
You can download a bingo card and use it during the zoom event or you can print it out and mark during the game. If you can’t access the card online or don’t have a printer, email: and you will be mailed a DZ Bingo card. Cards are randomly generated. Mark card so you can use the card for more than one game if using a printed version. Hope you are able to play DZ Bingo with us on January 20, 2021.

If you have never been to one of our virtual events, ask Pat Wells how much fun she is having. Need help with either calling in or going online contact Susan Norman, 602-789-1700 or It may still be a while before we can safely meet in person.
Above is just a sample of BINGO spaces when we play on January 20. Download your personal bingo card at:
Delta Zeta Did It!
Delta Zeta Phoenix National achieved our $5 million Heart for Hearing and Speech goal! Delta Zeta has been intentional in our efforts to impact the world through Hearing and Speech since it officially became our national philanthropy in 1954. We continue to learn about opportunities to be of service, and so, the work goes on! Watch this short video to see what's next.
Read more about our exciting plans for our philanthropic growth here:
Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Calendar

Due to COVID it may be a while until we are able to meet safely in person. If you need help to join us at these virtual events contact email: Please join us at these virtual zoom events:

January 5 at 7:00pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club. Click link:
Passcode is: DZ

January 20 at 6:30pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Happy Hour. See above for all details including getting your DZ Bingo card. To join event click link:
Passcode is: DZ
Or Call: 14086380968 Meeting ID: 858 7566 3778

February 2 at 7:00pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club. Click link:
Passcode is: DZ

February 17 at 6:30pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Happy Hour.
Click link:
Passcode is: DZ
Or Call: 14086380968 Meeting ID: 858 7566 3778

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

Delta Zeta Virtual Book Club
Our December selection was The Secrets We Kept by Laura Presctt. The DZ book club virtual zoom event to discuss it will be Tuesday January 5 @ 7 pm. The link for the virtual book club in January is: Password: DZ
Or call in
1-253-215-8782 meeting id 87440371740

Thanks to Ashlee Lepa for heading up the DZ book club. We have enjoyed great conversations at book club.We have been discussing today's woman and our place in the world. It's not just about the book selection. It's more fun if you have read the book, but not required. You will enjoy even if you have not read the month's book.

Our January book is White Oleander by Janet Finch. White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes--each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned--becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery. Can't wait for our discussion on February 2 at 7pm. Remember the book is only the start of our conversations.
Dr Ava Frick DVM AVCA
Ava Frick, Gamma Gamma chapter has moved back to Arizona. Many of you may remember her in our Phoenix chapter in the 1980s. She went back home to Missouri to set up her own revolutionary veterinary practice when leaving AZ. Now she is back living and working in Cave Creek AZ. Her practice in Cave Creek will open in January 2021. The release date for her book, Conversations with Animals will be February 9, 2021.

Born on the 4th of July and raised on a farm in Missouri, Ava Frick at age three already knew her one purpose in life was to heal animals. Today, Dr. Frick is a respected Veterinarian and Inductee to the Animal Chiropractic Hall of Fame. Her biography paints a picture far beyond the usual borders of conventional VetMed because Dr. Frick always journeyed well beyond the norms of her profession in search of better, more effective modalities of animal health and rehabilitation care.

Using veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, nutrition, exercise and micro-current therapies with animals, Dr Frick is a unique leader in the veterinary field making it possible to achieve higher quality life for the possible amount of time. Ava seeks to isolate where communication has been cut within the animal, remedy that and thus restores life.

Ava is not the typical vet but she is a typical Delta Zeta. We look forward to having her back with us in 2021. You can read more about Ava and order the book at her web site:

New DZ Phoenix Alumnae Panhellenic Delegate
Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae has a new delegate for the Phoenix Panhellenic Association, as current delegate Anna Kiley relocated with her family to Missoula, Montana. Our new delegate is Ashlee Lepa who was initiated at the University of Iowa. Our Panhellenic delegate is responsible for communication with the alumnae chapter regarding Panhellenic updates as well as serving on a committee within PPA.  Her email is: Being part of Panhellenic is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other sorority women in the Phoenix area and to give back to DZ and PPA. We have a great time serving with other sorority women in the Phoenix area! 

Ashlee has also taken on the role of our State Alumnae Chair (SAC). We appreciate all who donate time and talents to Delta Zeta.
 Stress Anyone?
Stress. It seems to be everywhere right now and many people are finding themselves overwhelmed. While we can’t always change our stressful circumstances, we can remember to be kind to ourselves and show compassion for others. Stress proof your shell with alumna Sara R. van Koningsveld, Pi Zeta, Arizona State University, by taking a few minutes out of your day to be kind to yourself. In this video, Sara will lead you through a brief exercise loosely based on the researched practice of “Loving Kindness” or Metta meditation.
 Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Dues are Due for 2021
Now is the time to pay your dues for 2021. We know with the pandemic, our activities have been limited but our financial obligations are still there: National dues, Panhellenic dues, our scholarships, etc. If you are not sure if you have paid, feel free to call or email our Treasurer, Lorna at 602-290-6475 or Dues are still only $35. You can send a 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:
A Word From the Editor
Can we make sense of the year 2020? We all had plans. For sorority plans, 2020 was the year I would become a Golden Rose. While some members don’t like to admit they are Golden Roses, I am proud of my sorority involvement these past 50 years. 2020 was also the Phoenix Panhellenic Centennial Celebration. I have been on the Centennial committee for 4 years working on the 100-year Panhellenic history and looked forward to having 400 sorority women get together at the Camby Hotel in April and celebrate. These events, along with many others, of course had to be canceled.
Although sorority plans and personal travel plans for 2020 were cancelled, I also found highlights. During our stay-at-home orders, all forms of entertainment and business changed. For my business and personal life, Zoom allowed me to see and visit with family and clients. I used my new knowledge of this medium and now we have two opportunities each month to get together with Delta Zeta sisters. Every month we now have a book club and a social Happy Hour. So we can still get together with our DZ sisters.
Other fun highlights I have enjoyed are watching celebrities reading children’s books at: Who would not enjoy Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog? Phoenix Theater, which was also celebrating 100 years in 2020, presented digital play readings online and in December opened an outdoor theater with social distancing. Many museums around the world opened their doors to us with virtual tours.
On December 21 we witnessed Saturn and Jupiter coming together for the Great Conjunction as they only do every 400 years or so. The last was in 1623. I went outside to view and found many of my neighbors out as well experiencing this once in a lifetime event with our cameras and binoculars. The photo is from Lowell Observatory who, of course, had a better view, but I can say that I saw it too with my own eyes in 2020. And got to visit with neighbors via social distancing.

So yes, 2020 was an unusual year but also full of new experiences and making new friends even though it may be virtual or only on the phone. Hope you will join other Phoenix area Delta Zetas at one or both of our virtual events in January 2021. May 2021 bringing you joy, happiness and health in the new year. Susan Norman, Zeta, Newsletter Editor Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae
Blast from the Past
Pictured are Phoenix Delta Zetas attending the 2016 Phoenix Panhellenic Celebration of Sisterhood.
L-R: Lee Ann Witt, Lorna Green, Ashlee Lepa, Mary Pat Pepping, Dusty Tingstrom, Susan Norman, Michelle Lindsay, Mary Peterson and Karen Lange.
Phoenix Alumnae Eastside Lunch Bunch &
Phoenix Alumnae Westside Lunch Bunch
Due to COVID-19 our Lunch Bunches will not be meeting in the near future. If you want to get on the Phoenix/Scottsdale Lunch Bunch email list (they meet on different days and different locations thru the valley) contact Pat Wells:
The Westside Lunch Bunch meets every other month on the first Monday at Mercers restaurant in Peoria. Contact Anne, to get on this contact list.
Our Pi Zeta Chapter at ASU News
Our Pi Zeta chapter house at ASU did get beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Pi Zetas your opportunity to apply for a Phoenix Panhellenic Scholarship is now!
Phoenix Panhellenic Association is once again offering scholarship awards to Arizona women who are members of one of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference sororities. Although scholarship amounts may vary from year to year, last May $30,000 was awarded to fourteen Arizona undergraduates and alumnae. Scholarship checks will be made out to the student and the university that the student will attend. Previous recipients may apply in succeeding years. Scholarship decisions are based on academics, contributions to sorority and school, and financial need.
New Pi Zeta Chapter Executive Board for 2021

President: Maddie Holman
VPM: Mirabella Miranda
VPNME: Riley Anderson
VP Programming: Tori Bryan
VP Philo: Rachel Hall
Treasurer: Anna Vitale
Secretary: Syndney Clark
Risk: Morgan Nichols
Academics: Caitlin Perkins
Panhellenic Delegate: Sam Hay

Philanthropy Opportunity
As an optional philanthropy, Delta Zeta alumnae and collegians donate teddy bears and or other stuffed animals through Phoenix Panhellenic Assosciation for Mighty Change of Heart. Their main focus is supporting foster children and kinship children in Arizona any way they can. There are over 15,500 foster children currently in the system and more are added every day. And while there are many great foster parents out there providing loving homes for these children, State support and resources can often be limited.

When a child enters the system, they often take very little if anything with them in terms of worldly possessions and relying on foster families to make up the difference, which can cause unnecessary financial strain. This is where A Mighty Change of Heart begins. The stuffed animals are given to these children within a bag filled with other items including clothing, books and probably their first possessions. Our 12 to 24 inch stuffed teddy bears or other animals are an important aspect of the bag they take to their new home. As we did not meet in person to collect stuffed animals, please give directly at:
Or if you were planning to bring stuffed animals to the cancelled Holiday event as a donation to "A Mighty Change of Heart", you can drop your stuffed 12-18" animals to one of the following board members. 
Lee Ann Witt
12240 N 86 St, Scottsdale, AZ
Lorna Green
4723 E Voltaire, Phoenix, AZ
Susan Norman
3150 W Monte Cristo Ave, Phoenix AZ
Let's Keep in Touch with our DZ Sisters
Both Mary Peterson and Karen Lange have been isolated at their senior residences and now Mary has been diagnosed with Covid 19. Mary is still at "home", bad cough and a little short of breath. And, as with many Covid patients, she is not eating much. Mary doesn't answer her phone but cards would probably cheer her up. Lets cheer up Karen too and let us know if there is a need for others.

Mary Peterson %Vista Living
4602 E. Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Karen Lange # 710
Bridgewater Assisted Living Midtown
4000 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Flame Eternal
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Allyne Wollery of Yuma passed away this summer. Her daughter, Angela informs us that her Mom had life long friends in DZ and the best was seeing her granddaughter, Amanda Rolph Whittaker being initiated in the Alpha Delta Zeta class at ASU. Amanda is much like her grandmother, all her best friends today are from her initiating Delta Zeta class. Allyne will be listed in the next Lamp in the Flame Eternal.
If you have " news", please share with your DZ sisters. Send info and photos to
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 Panhellenic Association
Phoenix Panhellenic gives out over $30,000 per year in scholarships for college and alumnae sorority women due to our volunteers at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This year there will be a limited amount of fans! But we are still called upon to volunteer February 3-7 2021 but in a limited capacity. 
Here is the link to sign up for the 2021 WMPO. A couple of things to make note of from Panhellenic:
1) Shifts are very limited
2) Tent locations are Food Court (B?), Ridge, Main Entrance, 16 Green and Mobile Beverage Carts. If you sign up with friends/family try to pick the same location
3) As of now, PPA is the only group signing up concession volunteers. This will probably change so sign up soon!
4) If you are not comfortable volunteering this year, then no need to sign up. We will see you in 2022!
5) We will not be sending out group goals but we do hope every group has people that would like to help raise funds for scholarships. 
This is your opportunity to volunteer and support scholarships for women and represent Delta Zeta. Questions contact Susan at:
 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 Alumnae Media Chair:
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