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Fort Worth Alumnae Club Named Superior Club at 2013 Biennial Convention

San Diego, July 1, 2013 -- Former Club President, Duffy Bloemendal, accepted the award for Superior Alumnae Club for 2012-2013 at the Pi Beta Phi Biennial Convention, "Ocean to Ocean," in San Diego. The award was presented in the General Session Sunday afternoon along with other club recognitions and awards. Clubs can qualify for Superior Club status by completing required programming, membership, leadership, collegiate support, and literacy initiatives.

In addition, the Fort Worth Alumnae Club was presented with the 2012 Spirit Award. Spirit Award nominees are selected by the Alumnae Regional Director. "It was an honor to receive both of these awards," Bloemendal said. "It was truly special to have Fort Worth's name called over the loud speaker in a room full of 1,200 Pi Phis."

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The Fort Worth Alumnae Club is a diverse group of women ranging from recent college graduates to Golden (50+ year members) and Silver Arrows (25 year members). Our alumnae members represent more than 25 Pi Beta Phi collegiate chapters from across the country.

Our local alumnae chapter was founded in 1948 and has a rich history of sisterhood bonds tied to community philanthropy. Currently, our club has four small groups to capture the different interests and needs of our members. These groups include Pi Phi Page Turners (Book Club), Young Alums (Under 30), Stitching Angels (Needlepoint and Sewing group), and Wine and Silver Spoons (Wine and Dinner Club).

The Fort Worth Alumnae Club is known for its annual signature events. The year is kicked off at our season opening party in September. These events have included wine tastings in member's homes to fall style shows at Neiman Marcus. The holidays are a time all Pi Phis look forward to with our annual Pi Beta Phi Mother-Daughter Christmas Coffee. This event is held after schools are out for the holidays so that our collegiate Pi Phis can attend as well. Lastly, our annual fundraiser Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma Design Inspirations Preview Party and Luncheon. Started in 1993, our two groups joined forces to establish a joint project and fundraiser for each club. Now one of the most anticipated events of the spring, Design Inspirations, features tablescape designs by professional and talented designer/decorators.

Proceeds from the events are split between the two club's respective charities.

We welcome all Pi Phis in the area and hope you will join us at our next event!