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Manhattan Alumnae Club is to promote and support Fraternity philanthropic endeavors, assist/support collegiate chapters, provide recruitment information to prospective members, offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae who are new to the community and establish a social group that supports the ideals of Pi Beta Phi sisterhood.

   

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It's Pi Phi's 150th Anniversary! #150yearsofsisterhood

Pi Phi, how do I love thee, let me count the ways…

  1. Sincere Friendship. In 1867 (150 years ago), Pi Beta Phi was established under the ideals of Sincere Friendship, can we hashtag that?!

  2. Giving back (because you really do get what you give) with Harlem Grown. Thanks so much to the ladies who came out last week! We had fun, helped the kids, and saw some crazy bugs in the garden….

  3. Stimulate your intellectual growth by meeting at our Museum Meet Up at the Whitney on July 22nd.

  4. Join us for our second annual Summer Smash Potluck on July 20th. Bring a dish to share, and come celebrate our first social event of the season! 

  5. Medical marvel. Founder Jennie Nicol M.D. was a pioneer among physicians, she was one of the first women to study medicine.

  6. Three Cheers for the New Year! Join us for our first HH of the year (school year). Tuesday at 310 Bowery Bar.

  7. Save the Date for this year’s Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park on Sunday, October 16. The event is one of our club traditions, raising over $1,700 last year, but this year will be extra special because Headquarters is visiting us that weekend as part of the Ring Ching Roadshow! Let’s show them how great our Alum Club really is and have a great turnout! click here to learn more about the Ring Ching Roadshow http://ringchingroadshow.org/about-ring-ching-roadshow/

  8. Food. Fun. Smorgasburg. Join us this Saturday, August 6th at 11:30am.

  9. Pi Beta Phi 2015 Awards came in, and our Alum Club took home two! Club of Superior Performance & Excellence in Programming (Large Group)… We are so proud of our club and of our Programming Chair, Iva Marie Creed, for all her efforts to make this happen! Ps. If you haven’t been to one of our events lately, you are missing out on all the fun and the crazy cute cocktail napkins! For a full list of winners from the awards click here & here.

  10. Snaps for NY Eta (NYU Pi Phi), they attended the first-ever Pi Beta Phi Leadership Institute in St Louis this past weekend! At the Leadership Institute collegiate chapters learn tools for successful leadership to use now and throughout their Pi Phi and professional life.

  11. GOLF! Join us for a Girls Night Out at Chelsea Piers on Monday, September 19th! More info coming, but save the date…

  12. Summer love, fun & cocktails are a great way to catch up. Let’s toast each other and this great weather at August HH at Binn No. 220.

  13. Angels among us… thanks to our Angel Donors – Jazmine Armijo, Iva Marie Creed & Deirdre Lorenz! These women donated $50 to the Alum Club, which helps with programming, general support, and most importantly, helps us celebrate Pi Beta Phi’s 150 year of sisterhood.

  14. Speaking of which…. If you want to donate to the club you can at any time on memberplanet.com. There are 4 levels of support ranging from a $5 Arrow Donor all the way up to $50 Angel Donor.

  15. Read. Lead. Achieve. Book Club. We are launching our new book club in September with a kick off meeting on Monday, September 26th, 7pm with The Girl On The Train. Read it!

  16. Stimulate your intellectual growth and join us for our next Museum Meet Up at the Studio Museum in Harlem on August 21st.

  17. Go for the Gold! We are still in awe of all the amazing athletes we saw on the Olympics, it made us a bit jealous (no lie)… but then we remembered how amazing our Pi Phi Olympic sisters are. Erin Cafaro won gold in 2012, Kaye Hall Greff won gold & bronze in 1968, Nancy Hogshead won 3 gold & 1 silver in 1984, Taylor Ritzel won gold in 2012, and Tracie Ruiz won 2 gold in 1984!

  18. Live. Laugh. Learn to love with our resident life-coach, Meg McCabe. The latest event is this Wednesday.

  19. Holt House. In a bedroom at Holt House our founders met and organized I.C. Sorosis. In that room, they decided to “always conceal and never reveal” the secrets of their new society. They decided on the grip, the greek letters, the arrow, and “to cultivate sincere friendship, establish the real objects of life and promote the happiness of humanity.” April 28, 1867

  20. #ThrowbackThursday Rooftop BYO HH. Join us with a bottle of your favorite to share and your favorite picture of Pi Phi days past! We'll ring, clink, and giggle at our favorite bid day, big/littles, and themed party pics, Thursday, September 15th. https://memberplanet.com/events/nycitymanhattannyalumnaeclub/rooftopwinesilverblue

  21. Make your Sunday make a difference and join us for this club favorite! Sunday, October 16th is the annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer event in Central Park with the NYC Pi Phi & NYU Pi Phi. Join our team now at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/nycpiphialumsmakingstrides

  22. Can’t walk? You can donate to show your support! Even $5 will help us meet our goal. (Last year we raised over $1700!) Use & share the link for this great cause, click here to donate today!

  23. Sunday Part 2 (because we all are not the walking type and that’s ok!). Sunday at 12:30 PM we are meeting the Pi Phi team for a photo-opp and Sunday Brunch on the UES because Pi Phi Nationals is sending out Libbie the Car to celebrate 150 years from city to city. Please come out and show your spirit!! RSVP here so we can let Nationals know how many women support the fraternity! https://memberplanet.com/events/nycitymanhattannyalumnaeclub/octoberevent

  24. Libbie. The Ring Ching Roadshow! Let’s show them how great our Alum Club really is and have a great turnout! Click here to learn more about the Ring Ching Roadshow http://ringchingroadshow.org/about-ring-ching-roadshow/ It’s all part of Sunday Part 2. #150yearsofsisterhood

  25. Snaps to our sisters! Over $3,000 was raised for our October event and 41 women came out to support!

  26. NYU Initiates. Another year, another great group of women join us in sisterhood. We are excited to be apart of this with our NYU Pi Beta Phi Chapter.

  27. Thanks for Thanksgiving.Our Annual Potluck Party is next week, so pull together a recipe that will take home the Wine & Silver Blue Foodies!

  28. Boxes of love with CRU, because you can’t Thanksgiving without Giving back!

  29. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Chanukah. Join us for the annual Ring Ching Clink Holiday Party.

  30. With Christmas in the air, share in it with NYC spirit at the Bryant Park Winter Village this weekend!

  31. For the second year, we spread the cheer with Crafts and Cards. Sisters crafting holiday cards for the XXXXX senior home, and then spreading them with love to those who need a little more cheer…..

  32. Secret Santa to a family in need! This year we are sponsoring a single mother and her two boys for a Merry Little Christmas. Our work with Harlem Grown has brought this family to our club, and we can’t wait to spread cheer!

  33. It’s in the air, the celebration of our fellow woman. Right on! We are a fierce group, and none more incredible than our Pi Phi sisters here in NYC! Sister Spotlight will let you nominate a sister for recognition.

  34. New Year & New Friends at our January Happy Hour.

  35. Gold & Silver Friendships. This month our club is reaching out to our Golden and Silver Arrows in the NYC area! These women who are celebrating their 50th or 25th Pi Phi Anniversary will be honored at the upcoming Founders’ Day celebrations.Thanks to our members who have taken the time to reach out to these Golden & Silver Superstars with notes of Pi Phi love!!

  36. Holt House Purchased. It was proposed at the 1938 convention to purchase the Holt House, but many felt it was in so far gone that restoring it would be impractical. It was later bought by a Pi Phi Father, Hugh Moffet at a delinquent tax auction for the sum of $1,100 (and given to the fraternity). Thanks Dad!

  37. Sisters inspired by sisters. Thanks to Amanda Salzano for nominating our first Sister Spotlight

  38. Oregon Alpha. Spotlight on Deirdre Lorenz and her one woman kick ass NYC attitude and accomplishments. We love you!

  39. NYC Greek Life. Join the NYC Alums from all chapters for a fundraising Happy Hour in Murray Hill, bc sharing is caring, and sharing a cocktail is the best.

  40. Gal-entines! We know Valentines is right around the corner, and spending it with your boo is oh so sweet, but don’t forget the sisters you love! Connect with your girls for a Galentines…. Our unofficial recos are a chick flick date or a at home girls night!

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  42. The Guggenheim. NYC. We love taking advantage of this incredibly cultured city with events like Museum Meet Ups.

  43. Read. Lead. Achieve. at an adult level. Join us for Book Club with Big Little Lies. We’ll watch the Oscar ladies in the HBO series later, hello? Kidman, Witherspoon, Dern… we’re in.

  44. Pi Phi Pride. Celebrate Fraternities & Sororities worldwide with International Badge Day on March 6th. Wear your badge wherever you are, or anything with letters if you can’t find it! We get it, our jewelry box is a mess sometimes too!  

  45. Award Winning! Panhellenic’s Best Community Service/Activity Award 2016 for our involvement and dedication to Harlem Grown.

  46. It’s all Greek to Me! Love the greek system, and miss socials a little bit? All Greek NYC Alum Happy Hour at the Hill. Ps…. its fundraiser so get your tickets early!

  47. Work it! The NYC Chi Omega Alumnae have opened up an event we can’t pass up, “Land Your Dream Job,” with this panel and interview tips for a killer career.

  48. Holt House restored. Pi Phi Hubby & architect, Harry Glen Aldrich, took on the project of renovating the newly acquired Holt House from the bottom up, and created new space for entertaining. The two-story twin columns on the porch and balcony, the great oak beams supporting the floors and wide foundation stayed exactly as they were originally. The March 1941 issue of The Arrow proclaimed, “The successful placing of the house in as nearly as possible its original condition, is proof that its apparent ruin was an external matter only, that the builders of that early day really built for many generations, and also that a splendid piece of work has been done by the committee, the architect and the builders.”

  49. Holt House on a budget. Kansas Alpha, Lorette Chapman Terrell took on the decor on a major budget. She consulted decorators, visited museums and antique shops. Historically accurate and suitable for group entertaining was the goal when selecting items for the house. “If you have ever tried to stretch $800 over a multitude of needs in an old house of your own, you know what your committee was up against in bringing Holt House back to life — grooming it, dressing it, correcting its faults and giving it the beauty of sincerity.”

  50. Holt House Forever. The mission of Holt House, the founding home of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, is to promote a welcoming spirit, to preserve Fraternity history and to provide an inviting setting that serves Pi Beta Phi collegiate chapters, alumnae organizations and the greater Monmouth community. 

 

 

 

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