Have you seen the exciting news? Delta Zeta National added a new National Philanthropy Partner, American Society for Deaf Children, expanded our National Service Project to a Global Service Project by partnering with The Painted Turtle’s parent organization, SeriousFun Children’s Network, and we are continuing to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation by focusing on their Starkey Hearing Institute! Learn more about each of our Service and Philanthropy partners on our Vimeo channel. https://vimeo.com/deltazeta
Together, we will do more for people next door and all over the world!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.Please join us at these virtual zoom events:
November 18 at 6:30pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Virtual Happy Hour & Fun. Lets's talk Turkey the DZ way today. Click link to join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85875663778 Or call: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 858 7566 3778
December 13 at 11:30am-1:30pm Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae Event. Christmas in the Park … the Railroad Park! Christmas parade of our little legacies and a reserved ramada with social distancing (bring your own chair!) Our Holiday Tea is now a Christmas Parade at the Railroad Park, December 13th, 11:30 – 1:30 PM. Bring your chair, wear a mask, bring your own lunch or snack and be ready to “parade” your casual Christmas apparel! A ramada is reserved that is close to the parking lot, bathrooms and playground. Let’s be a kid once again and enjoy our outside gathering...maybe even take a train ride through the Winter Wonderland! Perhaps your bear (optional philanthropy donation for Mighty Change of Heart) can ride the train too!Train tickets are $3pp. All family members welcome. Park is located at: 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Please save the date….more details to come!
Our November selection was The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister. The DZ book club virtual zoom event to discuss it will be November 3@ 7 pm. Too bad we don't have smell-o-vision for this discussion. The link for all the virtual book clubs September through January (we are meeting first Tuesday of the month) is:
Or call in 1-253-215-8782 meeting id 87440371740
Thanks to Ashlee Lepa for heading up. the DZ boock club. If you need more info or have a suggestion, contact her at: email@example.com or text her at (319) 400-3451. Info on joining these book club events and others will also be on our website: click here.
Our December book is The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim. It's an emotionally gripping story of loss and belonging seen through the eyes of a Korean mother and daughter struggling to survive and find their place in American culture that both dazzles and alienates. Thanks to Ashlee Lepa for heading this up. If you need more info or have a suggestion, contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at (319) 400-3451. Info on joining this event and others will also be on our website: click here.
Phoenix Alumnae Virtual Events
Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae has been holding "virtual" events to connect. Mark your calendars, the next virtual event is Wednesday November 18 at 6:30 pm. We'll be talking Turkey the Delta Zeta Way! Click here to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85875663778 Passcode for all virtual events is: DZ
Or call 1-408-638-0968 and meeting id for phone calls is: 858 7566 3778
Touchdown! Football is back and Thanksgiving is around the corner. That means that 2020 is almost to a close and not a minute too soon! In some ways it feels like the longest year…and yet, a short year at the same time.
Although we have not been able to meet in person, our virtual calls and book club have allowed many to connect and stay together. We would love to have you join us! There are always a few new friends each call. Our virtual Founder’s Day included collegians, new graduates and a smattering of all ages and stages.
We shared videos from the national organization and the ASU Pi Zeta Chapter, as we virtually toured their house and saw all the new décor – stunning!
Friendsgiving Virtual meeting is November 18th at 6:30 PM. Feel free to bring your wine, share a dessert and let’s talk a little turkey! We can laugh and share some thankful tidbits! I’d like to share a few with you now….I am thankful for…
Delta Zeta National is excited to announce the launch of Truly Connected Networking Nights, virtual networking opportunities for collegiate and alumnae members to connect. This fall, we will host two opportunities to connect and network per month – one based on a targeted professional development topic and one night based on industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask career-specific questions, share their experiences and expertise, and begin creating relationships with sisters of different chapters, ages and backgrounds. Truly Connected Networking Nights will take place at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain and 5:00 p.m. Pacific. You can register for the fall 2020 virtual events by clicking the links below:
Delta Zeta is excited to see this opportunity grow and hope you will join us for a
Truly Connected Networking Night this fall!
Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Dues are Due for 2020
Reminder: Please remember to pay your dues for 2020. We had 44 paid members last year and only 33 so far this year. I 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 Lorna at 602-290-6475 or email@example.com. 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: https://www.deltazetaphoenix.com/join-us.html
Blast from the Past
Pictured is a 2015 DZ in person Happy Hour at Tansy's. Martinis were 1 cent at the time for ladies. Table side mozzarella was also enjoyed by this group. Pictured l-r are PJ Heyliger, Ashlee Lepa, Lorna Green, Susan Norman, Mary Pat Pepping, Dusty Tingstrom and Mary Peterson.
Phoenix Alumnae Delta Zeta Holiday Event
Christmas in the Park … the Railroad Park! Christmas parade of our little legacies and a reserved Ramada with social distancing (bring your own chair!) Our Holiday Tea is now a Christmas Parade at the Railroad Park, December 13th, 11:30 – 1:30 PM. Bring your chair, wear a mask, bring your own lunch and be ready to “parade” your casual Christmas apparel! All family members are welcome. A Ramada is reserved that is close to the parking lot, bathrooms and playground. Let’s be a kid once again and enjoy our outside gathering...maybe even take a train ride through the Winter Wonderland! Perhaps your bear (optional donation for Mighty Change of Heart) can ride the train too! Only $3pp.
Park is located at: 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.
Please save the date….more details to come!
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: RaWells@aol.com
The Westside Lunch Bunch meets every other month on the first Monday at Mercers restaurant in Peoria. Contact Anne Gay: firstname.lastname@example.org, to get on this contact list.
Our Pi Zeta Chapter at ASU News
Phoenix Delta Zeta alumnae chapter gave each Pi Zeta living in the house a cute pink & green key chain. Pictured is the Thank You note from the chapter. The Annual Turtle Draw looked a little different this year (as does everything). The PZ House Manager and Lorna Green, alumnae advisor attended 2 zoom New Member meetings to explain the reason for the Turtle Draw. Then, instead of drawing numbers, we asked for the girls to commit to living in GLV by posting on a sight Sydney (the House Manager) set up. We needed 40 girls to commit and so far, have near that number. That is really pretty good since they have not been allowed to even go into the house!
As you have all probably heard, all in-person classes will be finished in time for the students to go home for Thanksgiving and stay there until the start of the Spring semester. There meetings and classes are mostly via zoom as well.
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. Please bring bears to our Holiday at the Park on December 13 or donate directly at: https://www.amchaz.org/
ΔΖ Phoenix Alumnae Chapter Website
Delta Zeta Alumnae Chapter has a website. All events are listed on the Sisterhood Events page. Other topics are Philanthropy, ASU Chapter, History, and how to join the chapter. You will also find interesting details on our "About Us" page including a link to all past newsletters, past Presidents and Achoth Award recipients from our chapter.
Jane Gale Prall, Gamma Zeta and long time member of Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae chapter is featured in the Flame Eternal section in the most recent Lamp. Jane a Past National Officer passed away on March 9 2020. Her mother, Bernice "Bunny" Hutchison Gale was a Past National President while her twin sister Patricia was also a Delta Zeta. After graduation from Southwestern University, Jane became the CCD for her chapter and also served as Delta Zeta's Chairman of Scholarship and Loans. She served on our National Council as National Director.
Jane entered the Army as a second Lieutenant and took her physical therapy training at the Medical Field Service School and Brooke Army Hospital at Fort Houston. She served with the Women's Medical Specialist Army Hospital in Denver, CO and Fort Leonard Wood, MI for three years.
If you have " news", please share with your DZ sisters. Send info and photos to
Susan Norman at: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix Panhellenic Association
Our Delta Zeta Panhellenic Delegate this year is Anna Killey who is moving to Montana at the end of the year. Please contact Lee Ann Witt or Susan Norman who is our alternate delegate to get details on this great opportunity to meet with other Panhellenic women and represent DZ. Panhellenic meets the first Monday of the month during the school year. Right now all meetings are via zoom. Come join a 100 year tradition in Phoenix.