At the Petroleum Club, the Oklahoma City Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta hosted International Reunion Day. More than 200 alumnae from five Alpha Gam chapters and collegians from Upsilon Chapter at the University of Oklahoma and Epsilon Nu Chapter at the University of Central Oklahoma celebrated the sisterhood and fighting hunger, International Headquarters’ new philanthropy. Event co-chairs were Debbie Williams and Bev Woodrome of Edmond.
Performing duties and executing the program were alumnae Amy Douglas of Edmond, Monique Nelson, Kelly Garrett, Keri Thompson, Lesley Noller of Edmond, Dianne Ogle and Pam Williams. This was considered a large team event.
During the program, photos of alumnae during their college years were woven into the program. While Epsilon Nu’s President Kaylee Snyder of Edmond, and Upsilon’s President Karleigh Meyer read undergraduate chapter reports, photos of collegians were shown. Collegian raffle winners chose from gift cards and Godiva to Alpha Gam items, all donated by the OKC alumnae. Traci Spencer of Edmond, Robyn Duginski, and Georgia Scherlag donated gift cards, although they could not attend. Table topics placed on the tables led to some attendees selecting one and speaking to the group. Social media ops included black dry-erase boards and Skiouros, the Alpha Gamma Delta mascot, a.k.a., Blaire Thompson.
Two alumnae were recognized for their active involvement with Alpha Gam. Jacki Gaumer Murphy was initiated in 1958 at OU’s Upsilon, and Kathy Higginbotham McNeal was initiated in 1961 at UCO’s (then Central State’s) Epsilon Nu.
Carlene Seutter, regional collegiate coordinator 12, and Sydney Patrick, leadership coordinator, represented international headquarters. Undergraduate chapter advisors Sara Bissell Dunbar of Edmond, Epsilon Nu, and Emma Thomas, Upsilon, also spoke briefly.
Keeping the Stomp Out Hunger theme, centerpieces featured red, green and yellow bandanas, miniature cowboy boots, burlap covered chargers and little wire baskets filled with food to donate. Prior to the event, Dianne Ogle, Debbie Williams, Keri Thompson, Jacki Murphy, Kaye Jeffries and Millicent Gillogly of Edmond, OKC alumnae club president, assembled the centerpieces at Millicent’s Edmond home. Irene Megehee was also involved in pre-planning. Fitting the boot-stomping theme, the menu was Southwest Chicken Salad, chocolate cake and cherry cheesecake.