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Kappa Alpha Theta, San Francisco Alumnae Chapter

Fall 2012

In This Issue:
Letter from the President Summer Social Spring Hike Membership Correspondence Book Club Grand Convention Collegiate Update 1 1 2 2 3 3 3

Letter from the President

A Note from Chapter President Laura Scully

Save the Date:

October: - October 23rd - 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving November: - November 14th - Book Club - Mid November - 2nd Annual Day at the Races December: - Holiday Party - Annual Cookie Exchange January: - January 26th - Founders Day hosted by the Marin Alumnae Chapter.

Fall is here, and its a great time to ink eta! As always, our newsletter includes information about future events, a review of past events, and membership information. I would also like to call your attention to some extra-important matters. First of all,were currently transitioning into the new 2012-2014 o cer term. If you are interested in becoming an o cer, please complete and return an interest indicator (found on our website) to me at by Monday, October 21. If you have questions about any of the positions, or if you would like to contribute in a way not listed on the indicator, please let me know. Secondly, both the UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco chapters are seeking advisors and alumnae assistance. To help at Cal, contact Advisory Board Chair Ryan LeBlanc at leblanc.ryan.e@gmail. com. To get involved at USF, contact Advisory Board Chair Marisa Zuzga

at Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of you for making my tenure as San Francisco Alumnae Chapter President a truly delightful experience. I have been lucky to get to know many remarkable women through my position. Your un agging enthusiasm and support have helped to make the chapter what it is today. Id especially like to express my gratitude to all of our past o cers and the current members of the Executive Board, especially: Ruth Diefenbach, Patty McCrary, Lynn ompson, Marina Claesson, Anna Eschenburg, Emily Brown, Erin De Martini, Libby Dunn, and Katy HansonI couldnt have done it without you! I look forward to continuing to see all of you (and lots of new faces!) at chapter events for many years to come. Loyally, Laura Scully, Zeta Rho

Summer Social
Cheese, Wine, & Summertime

A special thanks to member Sandra Pellagrino, Zeta Kappa, for welcoming us to her home for the annual summer event. is years event took place sky high and guests were able to enjoy wine, cheese, and some sisterhood from Sandras beautiful SOMA rooftop deck. e summer social was a great way for members and their families to get to know new members, catch up with friends, and take a break from busy summer going ons to enjoy the view. e chapter is grateful to both our Social Chair Bailey & Sandra for helping us change up our usual summer barbecue routine with an elegant and fun new twist.
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Kappa Alpha Theta, San Francisco Alumnae Chapter

Thetas Explore City Hikes

Fall 2012

Spring Hike

is April, a few of our San Francisco members decided to take advantage of the much coveted springtime sunshine and spent the morning exploring an incity hike. e group started out in Cole Valley to explore the backyard beauty that is Sutro Heights. Following the historic trail through the Interior Greenbelt, the hike transitions San

Francisco from a bustling city to a dense forest of eucalyptus trees. After making it to the summit of Mt. Sutro, a few members topped o the mornings accomplishment with a delicious Cole Valley brunch. Interested in planning a sisterhood event? Contact Erin De Martini at

Stay Connected
As our alumnae chapter continues to grow we will continue to move our group into the online world. Most of you will receive our new event updates, newsletters, and invitations through your email accounts. So keep us updated with any change in your email addresses so that you can continue to be informed on the happenings of the San Francisco Alumni Chapter. If you are not receiving our event reminders via Evite, please let us know. Weve made some changes to our website and our San Francisco Alumnae group on Facebook so stop by and take a look. Join us on Facebook, Google Groups, our mailing list, and our website to stay up to date on all of our Alumni Events.

Pay 2012 Dues today

2012 Alumni Membership dues are now due. Please separate this completed portion of the newsletter with selected membership category along with a check made payable to Kappa Alpha eta for your dues to: San Francisco Alumnae Chapter C/O: Katy Fong 3652 Sacramento St. San Francisco, CA 94118 or pay online at New: pay at any of our events with Square
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____ Member Dues - $35 ____ Life Loyal Local Dues - $20 Bene ts of Membership: Access to Alumni Chapter events and programming. Bene ts of Life Loyal Membership: Life Loyal members are exempt from paying the annual alumnae dues to the fraternity, not including local chapter dues, and receive a lifetime subscription to the Kappa Alpha eta Magazine among a host of other bene ts.
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Kappa Alpha Theta, San Francisco Alumnae Chapter

Fall 2012
Thetas Explore City Hikes

Book Club

So far this year, our alumnae book club has traveled from 1940s Seattle to almost modern day San Francisco to current New York and everywhere in between. e club has seen growing success this year, thanks in special part to Marina Claessons dedication to the group. With monthly meetings, the club has covered genres from historical ction to essays to non ction and more and

has welcomed a number of new members (both new to they city and just new to the group) throughout the year. Club meetings are casual with potluck style appetizers, light-bites, and beverages! Members rotate taking turns hosting the meetings at their homes or apartments around the city. Interested in hosting a book club or suggesting a book? Contact Marina Claesson at

Grand Convention 2012

SF Delegates join thetas from across the nation

Over the summer hundreds of etas, collegians & alumni alike, came together in Tucson, Arizona for Kappa Alpha etas 2012 Grand Convention. Our San Francisco Alumnae Chapter had the opportunity to send two delegates to represent our chapter at the conference: Advisory Board Chairwoman for the newly initiated University of San Francisco chapter Marisa Zuzga and San Francisco Alumnae Social Chair Bailey Haws. Not only were our delegates able to take part in the fraternity sessions which decided on legislation for the future of Kappa Alpha eta but they were also able to connect with etas from all over the eta network. Haws found the experience especially rewarding due to the connections she was able to make with our own USF collegians; I had a wonderful time connecting with etas from across the country. I was most inspired by the deep love for eta from the senior alums who h a v e attended Grand Convention for years and by the new and enthusiastic collegians witnessing the event for the rst time. Most importantly, meeting the CEO and CFO from our local chapter at the University of San Francisco showed me the value of the relationship between our chapters. I look forward to getting our Alumnae group more involved with our USF girls throughout the upcoming year.

Collegiate Spotlight
e San Francisco Alumnae Chapter would like to congratulate the college women of Santa Clara University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis on their successful fall recruitment. Each of these schools did a fantastic job inviting women who embody the ideals of Kappa Alpha eta to join and grow their chapters. We would like to especially congratulate the women of University of San Francisco on completing their rst formal recruitment as an installed chapter. Want to get involved in a college chapter? Contact us for more details at
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