In 1936, Stella George Stern Perry wrote, "We wanted a fraternity that should carry on the delightful fellowships and cooperation of college days into the workaday years ahead and to do so magnaminously. Above all, we wanted a high and active special purpose to justify existence and a simple devotion to some worthy end."
Stella's wish for AOII then, remains AOII's wish for her members today: "May you have all the joy in it all, dear children, that we (founders) have had all the way! May you love one another as happily always as we four have done in a life-long fellowship without break! And may your decendants in Alpha Omicron Pi bring to you the glory that you yourselves are to us today!"
You can read more of Stella's Letter, her inspiring speech written for the Ohio Valley District Convention in 1936.
Happy Birthday, Stella!