Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae September 2021 News
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Delta Zeta Founders Day 2021
"The purpose for which said corporation is formed is as follows: To build up the character and cultivate the truest and deepest friendship among its members.”

Those handwritten words on that simple piece of paper set into motion the sisterhood hundreds of thousands of members have experienced for almost 120 years. On October 24, 1902, Delta Zeta’s founding was officially recognized by the State of Ohio with the Articles of Incorporation filed in Butler County. This was the moment that our Sorority became a legal entity, a recorded fact.

To celebrate, join our Phoenix Alumnae chapter members and Pi Zeta collegians (ASU) on October 23 to Celebrate Delta Zeta Founders Day. More details in calendar section.
Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Calendar

September 7 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

September 23 at Noon Lunch Bunch at Paul Martins, 6186 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Contact Pat Wells by September 20 if you will be able to attend. 480-816-4557 or

October 5 at 7pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club
We always meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Password: DZ
October 23 10:30am-12:30pm Founder's Day Celebration. Join Delta Zeta Alumnae and actives to celebrate our 119th Founder's Day Brunch. We will be gathering at the home of PJ Heyliger, 6831 E Fanfol Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ. Contact Lorna Green to rsvp: More details soon at:

November 2 at 7pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club
We always meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Password: DZ
November 9-14 Schwab Cup Championships. Panhellenic Concession Volunteers needed to earn Panhellenic scholarship dollars. Details at:

December 4 at 2-4pm Delta Zeta Christmas Tea. Join Delta Zeta Alumnae and actives to celebrate the holiday season. Daughters (our little legacies) are also welcomed at this yearly event. We will be gathering at the home of Morgan Wolters, 2331 E Azalea Dr, Chandler, AZ. Optional Philanthropy: bring teddy bears as a donation for Mighty Change of Heart. We plan to have car pools. Let us know ( if you wish to attend and what area of town you live in if you wish to join a car pool. More
details soon at:

December 7 at 7pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Book Club
We always meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Password: DZ

February 20 at 11am Turtles & Pearls Celebration. You will not want to miss this event that honors our 65, 50 25 and 10 year DZ membership milestones that were achieved in 2021. We also honor and welcome our Pi Zeta chapter senior members who will be graduating in 2022 and becoming alumnae members. This year the event will be held at Phoenix City Grille, located in Central Phoenix at 5816 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ.

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 September selection to read is The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. The day the feds raid his high-tech firm, Owen disappears and leaves behind his new wife, Hannah, with $600,000 in cash, his sullen teenager Bailey, and a hand-scrawled note: “Protect her.” The rapid-fire pacing never lets up as Hannah delves into Owen’s past and excavates layer after layer of lies, discovering truths even Bailey never knew—as well as a lethal enemy. Interweaving the complex family relationships of Little Fires Everywhere with the suspenseful twists of Big Little Lies, The Last Thing He Told Me will trigger goosebumps and tears as you flip pages like mad to see how Hannah will handle the bombshells lurking in Bailey’s past. —Adrian Liang, Amazon Book Review
Our August book was Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Even if you have not read the book you are invited to join us for the discussion of it on September 7th. Our monthly book is chosen based on conversation starting story lines with women at the heart of the story. We always meet the first Tuesday of the month. Click link to join discussion.  Passcode is: DZ
DZ Lunch Bunch Is Back
It's time for our September, DZ Eastside Lunch Bunch. Pat has had requests
to go back to the Paul Martins which does not open till noon.

Meet us Thursday, September 23 at Noon for Lunch Bunch at Paul Martins,
6186 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.
Contact Pat Wells by September 20 if you will be able to attend. 480-816-4557
Photo is from the August  2017 DZ Lunch Bunch at PF Chang
 Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Dues are Due for 2021
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.
DZ National Council
The following women were elected at our 2021 National Virtual Convention:

National President
Christy Phillips-Brown, Theta Iota – Western Carolina University

National Vice President
Lauren Davis Campbell, Gamma Psi – Central Michigan University

National Vice President
Laura Baxter Hedenberg, Gamma Beta – University of Connecticut

National Vice President
Cathy Irvin Painter, Alpha Gamma – University of Alabama

National Vice President
Ana Rodriguez-Newbern, Alpha Sigma – Florida State University

National Vice President
Stacey Wheeler Slaughter, Kappa – University of Washington

Past National President
Diane M. Stecher, Iota Xi – University of Missouri/St. Louis

National Panhellenic Conference Delegate
Phyllis Sundberg Davis, Alpha Gamma – University of Alabama

To contact the Delta Zeta National Council, please send your email to

Or, you can leave a voice mail message in the DZ Leadership box by calling National Headquarters at (513) 523-7597 ext. 207.

Our Pi Zeta Chapter at ASU News
Our Pi Zeta Chapter members have be busy moving in and getting ready for recruitment and the start of classes at ASU. So we'll soon be renewed again with a whole bunch of new members. Please please send our Pi Zea sisters good vibes, positive thoughts, and prayers.
BIG SHOUT OUT to our CCD and Advisors who support Pi Zeta and their recruitment efforts. Your leadership, guidance, coaching, and flexibility keep our chapters firmly focused on finding our next group of outstanding Delta Zeta women. We are very grateful for each one of you!
ASU Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation is 8/17-23
Recruitment starts 8/27
Preference Parties 9/5
Bid Day 9/6
Parents Weekend 11-6 with football game ASU vs USC
We are thankful for our lifelong sisterhood and love that is ever steadfast! In a year where nothing seems normal, one thing is clear: The Delta Zeta sisterhood never wavers. Please keep in contact with your sisters to let them know you are thinking about them. Following DZ women are either Golden Roses (50yrs) or Pearl (65 yr) members and would appreciate a card, note or call from other Delta Zetas.

Judith Hardes, recent surgery, 1536 W Glenn Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85021,
Millie Homan has new address & phone number: 480-420-2210, True Wood, 9185 E Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260,
Barbara Gallaher, 480-951-7683, Pueblo Norte #270,  7090 E Mescal St, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-6125
Mary Pat Pepping, 480-363-1137, 1245 W 9th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Sharon Gruwell, 602-996-4814, 3525 W. North Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85028.
Mary Peterson, % Vista Living, 4602 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, 602-541-1820-new #
Marion Porch, new address 13805 W Woodside Dr, Cottage 115, Sun City West AZ 85375. 
Photo is from 2019 DZ Christmas Tea
It's Giving Back
Have you given to PBS or anything else you believe in and want it to continue. Our own DZ alumna, Judith Hardes was featured in the PBS Channel 8 magazine as she supports PBS and many other organizations she believes in and wants them to continue.

Thanks Judith for being such a great role model in "giving graciously".  Judith is a firm believer in giving back. Delta Zetas are too!
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.
September & Fall Has Arrived

We like to think of September as the month of apples as apple-picking becomes a common weekend pastime. 
Are you baking an apple pie
this month?

Enjoy the Fall season and share some pie or time
with your
Delta Zeta sisters.
Phoenix Panhellenic Association
Phoenix Panhellenic Alumnae Association has just been awarded a Harriett Macht Honorable Mention!  This is great recognition for our organization as this is the top award for Alumnae Panhellenic Associations. Phoenix Panhellenic won this award in 2015 for our 2013-2014 years.
PPA has officially been invited to volunteer at the 2021 Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Only 10 volunteers are needed per day. There are 2 shifts (8am-4pm & 11am-end of play). ATTIRE: Khaki bottoms and ANY white shirt (no logos) and closed toed shoes.

Check out the website ( and sign up at

Questions Contact our DZ Panhellenic Delegate, Ashlee Lepa,
or Alternate, Susan Norman,
 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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