Delta Gamma - University of Iowa

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Tau Chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Iowa

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Delta Gamma at the University of Iowa Spring 2017 InsIDe: A Home Away from Home p. 2 • Strengthening the Tau Chapter Sisterhood p. 3 New Home Renews Pride Among Tau Alumnae, Collegiate Members Sisters Enjoy Chapter House at 305 S. Summit Street n 2015, the House Corporation decided to renovate the Tau Chapter house to match the needs of current members, assist with recruitment endeavors, and serve as a gathering place for active and alumnae members. Now, here we are in 2017 and our Tau home has never looked better. If you have not had the chance to visit Iowa City, or missed seeing photos of the stunning renovation, please visit photo-albums. Honoring our LoyaL aLumnae We are extremely grateful to the 141 alumnae who contributed to the renovations. With the capital campaign ending on December 31, 2016, we plan to install the donor plaque this year, forever recognizing alumnae who graciously contributed $2,500 or more to the Chapter. The renovation of the Chapter house is a historic project worth remembering, and we are thrilled to have 80 alumnae names inscribed on the donor plaque for future generations of Delta Gammas to admire. making 305 S. Summit Home Although the renovations helped make our Chapter house a point of pride on Iowa's campus, we are also grateful to our staff who create a welcoming environment as well. Our house director, Bev Palmer, has been with Tau Chapter for nearly seven years and has become an essential member of our Chapter. Additionally, Sharon thayer has been the Chapter cook for 15 years and has truly impacted our collegiate members throughout her time with the Tau Chapter. To read more about Bev and Sharon, please see page 2. FuLFiLLing our PLedgeS The $715,465 committed by our alumnae is an impressive showing of support, but we want to remind all donors to continue paying on their pledges each year so we may fulfil the financial obligations of the project. As of March 16, 22 alumnae have fulfilled their pledges and we have collected 63 percent of the contributions. If you have yet to fulfil the entirety of your pledge, we ask that you keep your scheduled payments a priority. Please remember, Tau Chapter would not have been able to complete its beautiful renovation without your continued commitment. Continued imProvementS The House Corporation Board had a relaxed summer 2016 due to the large renovation project we undertook in 2015. We did, however, complete a bit of work on the parking lot and parking lot entryways by making major grade changes to get the water runoff away from the entrances and minimize the chance of the house flooding in a large rainfall. Bridges were installed that allow water to pass underneath and away from the property. The parking lot was also sealed to extend its life and give it a new look. Although we don't have any major house updates to complete this year, we are helping the Chapter purchase new initiation robes. With our Chapter size continually growing, we are in desperate need of more. SuPPorting tau CHaPter If you were unable to contribute to the capital campaign, it is not too late to donate to Tau Chapter. Contributions will help pay for the incredible renovations made to our home, and when you visit Iowa City, you can step into our beautiful Chapter house and proudly reflect on what you have built. In the Bonds, Jan Brodie riley '76 (970) 846-5543 alissa Sabers '06 House Corporation President Taylor Pugh '15, Alexis Higley '15, Rylee Villhauer '15, Brittany Novak '15, Brooke Davis '15, and Andrada Raicov '15 during Work Week before recruitment. Libby Fredrickson '13, Nikki Connors '13, Kitty McGurk '13, Katie Martin '13, and Emily Hagen '13 at Dunkin' with the DGs, our fall philanthropy planned by VP Foundation Kate Bocken '15.

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