Phoenix Delta Zeta Alumnae February 2020 News
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Turtles & Pearls Luncheon
March 22, 2020
Phoenix Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta's signature event "Turtles and Pearls" is Sunday, March 22, 2020. Pictured are Ruth Kovac and Lorna Green who were honored as Golden Roses (50yrs) at last years event. You will not want to miss our event that honors our 65, 50, 25 and 10 year membership milestones that were achieved in 2019. We also honor and welcome our Pi Zeta chapter senior members who will be graduating this year and becoming alumnae members.
This year, the event will be held at Phoenix City Grille, 11:30-1pm
5816 N 16th St., Phoenix, AZ Phone: 602-266-3001
It is located at the Southwest corner of 16th St. & Bethany Home Road in the Phoenix, Arizona. There is parking in the front or parking in the back where there is a rear private entrance. Guests can walk behind the kitchen and there private dining rooms are located directly to the right off of rear parking.
The cost remains $35 the same as last year. Please consider sponsoring a senior for $25 who are our guests. Cost for your lunch and a senior is only $60. Your reservation must be received by Wednesday, March 18 either by paying through our website at:

Or sending check to our treasurer Lorna Green, 4723 Voltaire, Phoenix, AZ 85032. As the Pi Zeta chapter seniors are our guests, please consider sponsoring a senior for $25 as well. Questions-contact Susan at 602-789-1700 or

Hope to see you at Turtles and Pearls. It is always amΔΖing!
 Delta Zeta Phoenix Alumnae Dues are Due for 2020
It's a new year, have you paid your 2020 Delta Zeta Alumnae Chapter dues? We are a stronger and better chapter with you in our chapter. Dues are still only $35 for all year and 2020 graduates are free. Your dues go towards Panhellenic dues, National dues and to help support our alumnae chapter and our Pi Zeta chapter at ASU in various ways.

Now is the time to pay your 2020 Delta Zeta Alumnae dues. Still only $35!  You can mail a check to our treasurer (made out to Delta Zeta) at:
Lorna Green, 4723 E. Voltaire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85032 or you can pay on line with any major credit card. Check it out at:
Thank you to the following women who have already paid their 2020 Alumnae chapter dues:
Anne Gay, Cheryl Norder, Lucy Lynch, Diane Martin, Ann Haggerty, Anna Kiley, Dena Cunningham, Karen Lange, LoAnn Bell, Julia Butterworth, Ashleigh Sickman, Lorna Green, Lee Ann Witt, Pat Wells, Dee Deihl, Mary Chandler and P.J. Heyliger.
Photo from 2019 DZ Teddy Bear Tea
We donated 133 stuffed animals to A Mighty Change of Heart!
Phoenix Alumnae Chapter Board
1.  Delta Zeta collected a total of 133 teddy bears and stuffed animals at our annual Christmas Tea!  Animals were donated to A Mighty Change of Heart, a foster care organization that Phoenix Panhellenic Association partners with.  Thanks to all alumni and Pi Zeta chapter members for “giving graciously”!!!
2.  Congratulations to Kristen Weston Smith who delivered a new “turtle man” on Sunday, 02/02/2020.  John Bradshaw Smith IV “Jack” made his entrance into the world at 31 weeks, weighing in at 2 lb. 12 oz. and measuring 16” long.  Kristen served as our Delta Zeta Alumni President the last few years and we are so excited for her new baby boy!  Big Sister, Piper, is elated over her new role!  
3.  WMPO was a big success this year and we thank all of our Delta Zeta volunteers!  We met our goal of 29 shifts.  (maybe add a picture in here)  Fantastic weather, great fun with friends and family members and a BIG shout out to Gina Curtis and Kim O’Brien with Phoenix Panhellenic Association (PPA) for their dedication and and hard work in making it a great event for all of us!  
4.  Our Delta Zeta Pi Zeta chapter at ASU will be hosting their annual DZ Dukeout Philanthropy February 24 – March 1.  This week long event involves charity nights at local restaurants, Pancake Dinner at the chapter house at Greek Leadership Village and concludes with a flag football tournament on the last day.  Want to join in the fun?!!  Attend a charity benefit night or donate to one of the Pi Zeta Donation Facebook pages. 
   Monday 2/24        Sauce                11 AM – 9 PM          205 S. Myrtle Ave. Tempe 85281
   Tuesday 2/25       Chop Shop          5 – 9 PM                  222 E. University Tempe 85281
   Wednesday 2/26  Someburros       9 AM – Midnight      1314 S. Rural Rd. Tempe 85281
   Thursday 2/27      DZ House           7 – 11 PM                Greek Leadership Village
   Friday 2/28           Board & Brew    5-10 PM                   1015 S. Rural Rd. Tempe 85281
   Sunday 3/1           Flag Football      10 – 3 PM                Tempe Sports Complex
5.  Welcome to our New Board!
      President                       Lee Ann Witt
      Vice President 
      Secretary                       Dena Cunningham
      Treasurer                       Lorna Green
      Panhellenic Delegate    Anna Kiley
      Philanthropy                  Natalie Schade
      Media                               Susan Norman
Let Lee Ann know, if you are interested in becoming more involved with our chapter.
Vice President assists in planning events.  If a few people volunteer, they will only need to take charge of one event.  Come join the fun!!!
Phoenix Alumnae Eastside Lunch Bunch
Next Phoenix Alumnae Chapter Eastside Lunch Bunch is Thursday, February 27 at 11:30am at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. The golf club is located on McCormick Parkway between Scottsdale and Hayden Road. Let Pat Wells know if you can attend this one (by Feb 25) or want to be added to the Lunch Bunch email list as they meet each month on different days and locations:
Lunch on DZ's and enjoy our sisterhood.
Phoenix Alumnae Westside Lunch Bunch
Just a little history about our group might be interesting.  About three years ago as I was contacting DZ's about our Founder's Day event, I heard from some of the DZ's who live on the west side of the Phoenix.  They were lamenting that because of age and health issues all of the events that were held for the sorority were usually in the east valley and therefore difficult to attend. 
After talking to several Delta Zeta's, we thought it would be great to organize a lunch group that meets in the west valley to accommodate these sisters.
Since our beginning we have developed a wonderful group of sisters that have shared a long history in our sisterhood and many of whom I may never of known without this group. It has been a real blessing to me and while it was originally organized for the westside we have several sisters attending from all over the valley.  
We would love to have any DZ from any part of this large valley to feel free to attend our luncheons. We have sisters that are willing to provide transportation if that is needed. The trip to Peoria is almost as much fun as the lunch. If you are interested in more details contact Anne Gay:, cell phone:602-653-9470 or home phone:602-482-1807.
Our next luncheon is: Monday, March 2nd at Mercer's Restaurant, 9720 W. Peoria Ave.
(Just off W. 101 at exit 10)
Reservation should be made to Anne Gay by Friday, Feb. 28th.
It's time to apply for a Phoenix Panhellenic Scholarship. Pictured is DZ Bailey Bach, ASU who was a recipient last year. Applications and details:
Also pictured are Lee Ann Witt and her husband Dave who were 2 of our DZ volunteers who help make these scholarships possible. Thanks to all our volunteers this year!!
Phoenix Panhellenic Association

Judith Hardes is our DZ Woman of Impact at the Phoenix Panhellenic Centennial Celebration on April 25. For those that don't know Judith: “I was a “depression kid”, but as family finances improved my mother instilled in me the importance of giving back. So now I can live a comfortable, economical life and share my resources with causes and organizations that matter to me-the arts, politics, education and feminist issues".

In 2018 she established the Judith Hardes Endowed Fund at Penn State to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate women in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. "I know it is difficult for many people to comprehend, but when I graduated women could not buy a car, open a checking account or even make a major health decision without a man’s permission.

We’ve made significant progress since then, but we still have a way to go to protect and advance our rights." She also underwrites an annual scholarship at Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky and supports the Delta Zeta Foundation Scholarship Program and the AAUW Fund.

She is currently a board member of the The Phoenix Theatre Company and has a theatre on their campus named for her. She was acknowledged at the annual Arizona Citizens for the Arts banquet and awarded the AriZoni Max McQueen Distinguished Service Award. She also supports Theater Works, Prescott Center for the Arts, The Arizona Theater Company, Black Box Theater, Phoenix Art Museum as well as public television and radio.

In her sixty years in AZ, she's been active in the Democratic Party as an officer of both county and state organizations and women’s clubs and inducted into the State Party’s Hall of Fame.

She also supports many hands-on-non-profits that assist others less fortunate than we. It’s giving back.

What a truly generous Delta Zeta who certainly lives our creed, "To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine"

A few tickets to the Centennial event are still available at:…/team_fundraiser/NDI1Mjk=/4409

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.
 Phoenix Valley Alumnae chapter contact Lee Ann Witt at:

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Susan Norman, Phoenix Media Chair:
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