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California Connections

Delta Phi Epsilon California Alumnae Association Newsletter July 2014 Volume 2, Issue 1

The California Alumnae
Association congratulates the
following new alumnae:
Erica Cuellar
Cassie Curatolo
Retzel Fabillar
Annie Gibson
Jacquelynn Hilton
Amanda Lankford
Eliza Luna
Shayna Nagel
Kavita Nandra
Sydney Newton
Samantha Oregon
Monica Reynoso
Cecelia Torres
Erika Woodland
Michelle-Linn Yamagata

The Outstanding Graduating Senior Award was presented to Erica
Cuellar at Spring Formal. She received multiple nominations from her
fellow actives for her work as VP Operations and her abundant D Phi
E spirit. In addition to one year of complimentary CAA membership,
she received a Sisters Always pendant.
Jacquelynn Hilton received an Honorary Mention for her full
participation as an active sister of D Phi E, in addition to being a great
student and mother to a toddler. She will attend grad school at
University of Washington in the Fall.
Another nominee, Sydney Newton, has already joined the California
Alumnae Association Leadership Team. While active, she served as VP
Programming and Philanthropy Coordinator, leading the Chapter to
raise over $1,500 for Cystic Fibrosis. She is sure to be just as
successful in recruiting CAA members and sponsoring new
opportunities for community service and sisterhood.
Do you know a special woman who was never able to join an NPC Sorority? Now she can!

Alumna initiates are fully fledged members of the sorority who may participate in our rituals, join alumnae
associations, attend conferences and Convention, and volunteer for D Phi E. They are included in
membership communications and receive The Triad.

The first step is Nomination by the Sisterhood Sponsor, a current member. Upon approval and payment of
the $75 New Member fee, welcome packets with educational materials and a New Member pin are sent.
After reviewing the materials together and paying the Initiation fee, starting at $180, a Sisterhood Badge
is provided and Installation may be performed.

Rituals should be performed by a Chapter, Alumnae Association, or at an International event.

Nomination 9/1-30 and 2/1-28
Approval 10/1-15 and 3/1-15
Initiation Payment Due 11/1 and 4/1
Initiation 11/15-30 and 4/15-30 or at Convention

For more information, visit

California History 2
Recent Events 3
Upcoming Events 4
Epsilon Upsilon News 5
Networking Notes 6
Entrepreneur and LPI 7
CAA Business 8
New and Outstanding Alumnae!
Alumnae Initiate Program

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Established in 1956

Apartment at 558 Glenrock 1957-1958, house at 555 Kelton Ave 1959-1961, house on Sorority Row from 1962

1960 events included kidnappings and ditches, hazing laws notwithstanding

Victorious 1969 Powder Puff Football team (average height 52, average weight 110 lbs)

Established in 1947 (Picture is from 1948.)

House at 2709 Channing Way 1949-1950

House at 2601 La Conte Avenue 1951-1959

House at 2455 Prospect Street from 1960

1956 event: Deepherland theme party

1967 Quote:
Remember the day the Super Seven pledges
went to Napa? Napa wont forget either.

Chapter Motto:
Have fun, have friends, have love, have faith.
Delta Zeta (UC Berkeley) Chapter History
Delta Lambda (UCLA) Chapter History
Initiation 1967 - CAA President Roberta Salin is in the second row wearing pearls.
Research courtesy of Maureen Anderson, DPhiE History group at
Sources: Blue and Gold (Berkeley) and Southern Campus (UCLA)


Sacramento Alumnae ran in the Womens Fitness Festival 5k in
Sacramento on June 8th. They also donated comfy outfits to
WEAVE. Victims of domestic violence frequently have their
clothes collected as evidence and need something to wear
home from the hospital.
Below: Lisa, Rose, and Beth.
Deephers Run
In January, Kacie Flynn had a professional conference in Sacramento.
During her visit she just wanted to see mermaids. (Back to that later.)
She gave the Sacramento Area Coordinator, Beth Bailey, her travel info
and an event was created. Brenda Marston drove out from the Bay Area
for the night, as well.
First up was a stop at the Sacramento Ballet, where the ladies saw some
of the dancers rehearse. After a photo op by the Capitol, the group had
dinner at Pizza Rock. Finally, Kacie got her wish at Dive Bar. The
mermaids plunged into the tank above the bar, and the ladies knew they
could never forget that night.
Right: Kacie, Rose, and Beth throw the Delta.
Sacramento Night Out
Kimmy Sweet organized the first ever Dash of Color 5k on March 23rd at
College of the Redwoods, benefitting the CR Football, Track & Cross
Country, and Relay for Life Teams.
Above: Shayna, Cece, Retzel, Layla, Lily, Kacie, Tania, and Sarah (active).

and Alumnae.

Numerous alumnae gathered together the weekend before Founders Day to recognize the importance of our sisterhood.
From left to right: Los Angeles Luncheon, Bay Area-Sacramento Tea, and Humboldt Celebration.
Founders Day Events

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VP Alumnae Sydney Newton is working with the Epsilon Upsilon Leadership Team to pair alumnae with graduating seniors, based on
interests, career aspirations, etc. Alumnae will provide guidance and support and gain a liaison to the active chapter. This relationship can
encourage Actives to finish strong and build excitement about their future involvement in the Sorority.
Alumnae and Actives will be encouraged to communicate monthly. Sydney will provide activity ideas, but each pair can tailor them to meet
specific needs. Areas of in which the Alumna may provide insight include: personal development, the professional environment, grad school,
and alumnae transition. The pair may also work on resume writing, interview prep, and references.
If you are interested, email Sydney at to get a sign-up form, due by August 30
. Please let her know if there is a
graduating senior you know personally and would love to adopt.

Bring your friends and family on the 2015 Delta Phi Epsilon Founders Day Cruise! We will depart Los Angeles and port in Mexico the
week of March 15
, during Humboldt States Spring Break.
Rooms start at about $100 per person per day (double occupancy) for a 3-5 day itinerary. Look for more information this Fall.

2015 Founders Day Baja
California Cruise Planned
Humboldt States Homecoming and Family Weekend is set for October
. There will plenty to keep you busy all weekend, including
opportunities to hang out with both Actives and Alumnae.
In the past, there have been hikes, kayak trips, concerts, campus
tours, and of course the tailgate party and football game.
Right: Sam, Vanessa, Jamie, Katie, Amanda, Lily, Kacie, and Candace
at the 2013 Homecoming Tailgate Party.

Humboldt State Homecoming
Weekend October 2014
Bring your family (ages 6+) to the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival in Land Park on August 2
at 8pm. Tickets are $18 at the gate or online
at This production of Much Ado About Nothing is set after The Great War, in the style of Downton Abbey.
It is best to get there early for a good spot, so we will meet at 6:30pm for a picnic. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, food and drink (alcohol is
permitted), some bug repellant, and a sweater. It does cool off quite a bit at night. Email Beth at for more information.
Alumnae will Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 27
at the State Capitol. Register online for free at and join the Delta Phi
Epsilon Team. The opening ceremony is at 9am and the 5k starts at 9:30am. Contact Beth for more information.

Sacramento: Shakespeare 8/2 and Alzheimer Walk 9/27
Head over to Laylas house on Thursday, July 31
at 7pm for Dessert and Game Night. Email for more information.

Paint pottery and ceramics with sisters on Saturday, September 6
at 6pm. Parasol Arts is located at 211 G Street in Eureka.
Humboldt: Game Night 7/31 and Parasol Arts 9/6
Head over to Barbaras house on Sunday, September 7
at 2pm for a casual potluck. Email for more information.

Would you like to have a regular monthly lunch so you can drop in whenever you are available? Let Barbara know.
San Diego: Casual Potluck 9/7


Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Photo Album
With "Check-It", EY pledged to make campus safer.
Kay, Kacie, Monica, April, Cathy, and Sam Spring 2014 Formal at Blue Lake Casino
2013 D Phi E Homecoming Float - Clubs and Activities Parade Alumnae Layla, Tania, and Lily at Homecoming
Formal Weekend Active-Alumnae Mixer at Plaza Grill Time Capsule to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EY
James and Layla's wedding at Baywood Country Club in July

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A DPhiE Sisters team of seven alumnae entered the random draw for the Nike Womens Half Marathon, and they got in! The 13.1 mile run
will start at Union Square in San Francisco on October 19
. Approximately 25,000 runners are expected to participate and the traditional
finishers medal is a Tiffany necklace distributed by firefighters in tuxedos.
At least three additional alumnae were able to gain guaranteed entry at a reduced rate through the College program, since they are recent
grads or are currently enrolled in grad school. Two additional alumnae are Team In Training (TNT) participants, raising funds for Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society to support lifesaving cancer research. In return, they receive guaranteed entry, personalized training from certified
coaches, and training clinics.
The group has coordinated hotel rooms and plans to carbo-load with Italian food in North Beach on Saturday night after packet pickup.
Most of the team is from California, but two alumnae from Florida are travelling to the event.
Like the Nike Womens Run Series at for more on the SF and DC (April) events, including course map
and spectator information. Anyone who wants to volunteer at the event can email for more information.
Nike Women's Half Marathon SF
CAA Delegates Gina Curtis and Beth Bailey and EY Delegates Hailey Donohuee and Vanessa Silva attended Delta Phi Epsilon
International Convention 2014 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on July 24-27. The program featured Disney
Institute experiential learning sessions to inspire and connect attendees to D Phi Es rich tradition of empowering women to engage in
a lifetime of leadership and service.

During Convention, Beth and Gina connected with Delta Phi Epsilons new Director of Alumnae Services, Maureen Anderson. In this
role, Maureen will be responsible for the support and development of new and existing Alumnae Associations, alumnae networking
programs, volunteer recruitment and training, and the alumnae initiation process.
Biennial Convention
The National Panhellenic Conference has Alumnae chapters all over the country, including many in California. Delta Phi Epsilon is seeking
representatives for as many of these groups as possible. By joining an Alumnae Panhellenic, you will help provide scholarships for young
women, promote the sorority experience, strengthen Delta Phi Epsilons base for expansion, and have a great time networking with
exceptional sorority women.

Gina Curtis volunteered with the Phoenix Panhellenic at the Waste Management Open golf tournament at the end of January. She
attended their Awards Banquet in May, and also represented Delta Phi Epsilon the Delta Gamma Convention June 28th and the Alpha Chi
Omega Convention July 12th. Rose McGovern volunteered at the Sacramento Area Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Luncheon April 27
(Fellow delegate Beth Bailey was unable to attend.)

Linda Hyman and Roberta Salin are looking into the Los Angeles APH. Brenda Marston and Lindsey Solenberger are in contact with the
San Mateo APH.

Alumnae Panhellenics operate on a 7/1-6/30 calendar like the CAA, so summer is the perfect time to join. If you are interested, visit to find the nearest chapter or email Director of Panhellenic Outreach Andrea Alhadari at
Alumnae Panhellenic Delegates
The Phoenix Alumnae Association, with 16 founding members, is awaiting approval from the International Governing Board.
Members of the Las Vegas Alumnae Association Interest Group meet regularly, but there are not enough members to charter.
The Pacific Northwest Alumnae Association is recruiting members from Seattle, Portland, and elsewhere in Washington, Oregon, and
Idaho. Taylor Schwieger, Gamma Epsilon (University of New Haven) Chapter, is leading the effort from Seattle.
The Vancouver Alumnae Association continues to be active. Delta Gamma (University of British Columbia) Chapter Alumnae are
involved in the Vancouver Alumnae Panhellenic Association (VAPA).
Other Alumnae Associations in the West


All American Barbie is Sydneys at-home business, leveraging her sewing hobby into
the production of handmade items like aprons for kids and adults, placemats, and
pillowcases. Not only do her sales help her survive between paychecks, but a
portion of the proceeds also supports the Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation.
Spring "Bridal Party" season comes with an increase in custom order sales for sexy
aprons. Sydney has also been getting more inquiries about putting those old
sorority shirts to good use. She is always working on adding new products to her
etsy store, but custom orders are where she finds the most satisfaction. From
hostess aprons to t-shirt quilts, there is no limitation, only endless possibilities.
Alumnae Entrepreneur: Sydney Newton
This essay is part of a series on CAA members who have embarked on business ventures. If you would like to be featured, please let us know!
We want to know what our members are doing. Have you moved? Did you and your sweetheart get engaged or married? Is there a new
baby or pet in your home? Did you take an amazing trip? Do you have a personal or professional accomplishment to share? Let us know!
Do you have a fond memory of your college years or more recent time spent with sisters? We would love to hear all about it!
Do you just want to share your excitement about an upcoming adventure or endeavor? This is the place!
Email your brief story or announcement and pictures to and you may be featured in the next California Connections.
Please include your maiden name, chapter, graduation year, and nickname, if you have one.
It is easy to recognize the impact of Delta Phi Epsilon on your life, in your success and in your lifelong friendships. Our pledge to the
sorority as an undergraduate melded our lives to DPhiE and this pledge we take as alumnae shows our support of our rich tradition of
empowering women.
-Melissa Reilly, Coordinator of Development
During Convention, the Loyalty Pledge Initiative (LPI) rollout was announced. Gifts made through the LPI allow for innovative
programming, leadership development, scholarships and. This ensures the robust tradition of Delta Phi Epsilon to live on for future
generations. The program is for sisters only.
The LPI makes ongoing giving easy. Donors indicate how much they intend to give each month and your pledge continues until you tell
us to stop. With a minimum gift of $50, each donor will receive the LPI pin.

Convention attendees were let in on the secret a few weeks ago, and the first sisters to pledge have already received this pin.
For more information, visit
Loyalty Pledge Initiative

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Delta Phi Epsilon
California Alumnae
Promoting Sisterhood beyond
the collegiate years.


Facebook Group
Delta Phi Epsilon California
Alumnae Association
(237 members)


Leadership Team:
President: Roberta Salin
VP Alumnae: Sydney Newton
VP Collegiate: Kacie Flynn
Treasurer: Linda Hyman
Secretary: Rose McGovern
Area Coordinators
Humboldt: Layla Richardson
Bay Area: Lynna Do
Sacramento: Beth Bailey
Los Angeles: Roberta Salin
& Linda Zimring
San Diego: Barbara Trageser

Sydney Newton
Maureen Anderson
Melissa Reilly

Rose McGovern
Gina Curtis

Dues and Donations
Make your check payable to:
Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority-
c/o: Linda Hyman
4648 Brewster Drive
Tarzana, CA 91356

How would you like to join the 35 women who have already become California Alumnae Association
members for 2014-15?
These women have made it possible for CAA to continue to hold events, communicate with alumnae and
EY, support the chapter, and maintain a relationship with IHQ.
These women have made it possible for CAA to donate thousands to the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter for
Convention travel expenses.
These women have made it possible for CAA to purchase small but meaningful gifts, such as a new gavel to
commemorate the Epsilon Upsilon Chapters 25th Anniversary and pendants for our Outstanding Senior
Award recipients.
These women have made it possible for CAA to send two Delegates to each of the last three Conventions,
where they participated in Grand Chapter and connected with IHQ Staff, Volunteers, leaders from other
Alumnae Associations, and Epsilon Upsilon Chapter delegates. This is essential for the future of Delta Phi
Epsilon in California and the West. CAA gives us the possibility of re-chartering closed chapters and opening
new chapters.
Many of CAAs members support Delta Phi Epsilons legacy of sisterhood as Lifetime Links. As a symbol of
their commitment to the sorority, they wear an exclusive iris pin.
To become a Lifetime Link, visit After a one-time charge of $250,
payable by credit card, you will never have to pay IHQ Dues again! Your CAA dues will be just $15 per
Non-Lifetime Link dues are $35.00, which includes $19.17 IHQ Alumnae Dues that CAA will pay on your
To join, email and let us know whether youre a Lifetime Link. You will receive a
PayPal invoice that you can pay online with a credit card. Checks are also gladly accepted, and the
remittance information will be included on the invoice.
The California Alumnae Association supports the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter and expands the
representation of Delta Phi Epsilon on the West Coast. Alumnae living in California are welcome to join
the CAA, regardless of Chapter affiliation. We also encourage sisters from California chapters to
maintain their membership while out of state.
Officers run the organization as a whole, while Area Coordinators plan local events. Members may
attend events in any area, and occasionally two or three coordinators co-host events.
Delta Lambda and Epsilon Upsilon also hold reunions for their own members. Being a part of the CAA is
a great way to make sure you hear about these events.
The CAA is one of the most successful Alumnae Associations in the Sorority! We have been
represented at the last three Biennial Conventions and hope to continue demonstrating our strength to
IHQ and serving as a role model for other Alumnae Associations. This strengthens IHQs ability to
eventually reopen or add chapters on the west coast.
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