Calendar of Events for 2019–2020 (and other important dates)

These are our primary events for the year. Interest group get-togethers, special events put on by First Book Portland® and impromptu events will be announced in our monthly eNewsletters and on this page.

Electronic invitations are sent prior to our events since nearly all of our paid members have Internet access. Many of our events are open to non-members and non-Pi Phi guests.

Lake Oswego-Dunthorpe Alumnae Club's Theme:
"I BELIEVE IN ANGELS (READ > FEED > BELIEVE)"


KICK-OFF EVENT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019 ➳ 3 – 5 P.M.

We met at Andi Anderson O'Leary Mariani's lovely West Linn home for our first event of the year. Wine, delicious appetizers and desserts were served.

President Susan led an informative Leading with Values® session about recruitment. She recently wrote a RIF for a member's granddaughter. Romy Skaper, a member who lives primarily in Dallas, Texas, shared with us how many RIFs they write (it's a lot!).

Convention delegate Keiley Baldwin and member Natalie Pepper told us a bit about the convention they attended in D.C. and then Panhellenic Rep Cynthia Guenther shared Portland Alumnae Panhellenic's plans for this year.

Thank you to Andi, our hostess, and her husband Gary Mariani for all the prep work, to the officers for contributing food and wine, and to all of the members who brought new or gently used children's books for The Children's Book Bank.


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LITERACY SERVICE PROJECT
SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 ➳ 3 – 5 P.M.

September is Pi Phi's Read > Lead > Achieve® month.  We sewed book bags to donate to The Children's Book Bank in October. We met at the clubhouse at The Forest Condominiums (4000 Carman Drive, LO 97035) where Susan had set up three sewing stations, two ironing stations plus food and beverages. READ > FEED > BELIEVE is part of our theme this year -- Susan believed we could create the bags when only a few of us knew how to sew, and we did it!!


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FALL MEETING: XXX
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2019 ➳ TIME TBA

We've had some trouble scheduling with The Children's Book Bank because they are going through some changes. Check back for details!


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HOLIDAY LUNCHEON & SILENT AUCTION
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 ➳ 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Our club is planning this year's event with the Portland Alumnae Club (our sister club). It will be held at the beautifully decorated Portland Golf Club. The Silent Auction is our primary fundraiser of the year, and last year we had our second best auction ever. Thank you to all who donated items and/or bid. If you'd like to donate an item or two to the auction, please contact member Kathy Gadler.


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ANGELS ARE ARTISTS
JANUARY 2020 ➳ DETAILS TBA

Barb Buttler is planning an event to get our creative juices flowing. In the past we've done paint parties that many members enjoyed.


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FRATERNITY DAY OF SERVICE
LATE FEBRUARY/EARLY MARCH ➳ DETAILS TBA

Check back for details!


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FOUNDERS' DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020 ➳ 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Check back for details!



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2019-2020 WRAP UP
MAY 2020 ➳ TIME TBA

Check back for details!





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To kick off 2019–2020, we gathered at Andi Mariani's home for an afternoon of food, wine, fun and friendship. We welcomed five first-time attendees, three of whom are recent graduates, one Golden Arrow and one who lives primarily in Texas.
      

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To kick off 2017–2018, we gathered at Maja's home for a high tea party. Barb Buttler (top left) and Lisa Critchlow (standing by Barb) received unanimous votes as proposed alumna initiate members. Collegiate Region Seven Membership Specialist Carolyn Much Reil (holding the "C" sign) captured the entire event in photos and video for Pi Beta Phi's Instagram account in a "social media takeover." Club founder Patty Batchelder Melrose is holding the "H" sign ... Club President Susan Jonnatti Maxwell and Vice President of Finance Peggy Bennett Lawson are holding the two "E" signs ... new member and Title I teacher Whitney Kirby Berger is holding the "R" sign ... and sustaining club member Jeanne Krouse Bliss is holding the "S" sign. Susan, Peggy, Marilyn DeBonny (above Jeanne) and Maja Tanaka Berge (right) prepared the goodies for the tea.

      
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The group at our October 25, 2016, event at Peggy Lawson's home had a great time!