Wednesday, January 26, 2011


SHIP Night & Happy Hour @ Rookie's - Harrisburg
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rookie's, 2238 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA

Tasting @ Gordon Biersch - Washington, DC
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gordon Biersch, Washington D.C.
Cost: $26.00 adults

SHIP Night @ University Grill - Shippensburg
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: The University Grill @ Shippen Place Hotel, 32 E King St., Shippensburg, PA

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Mark your calendars... we'll be meeting at SHIP the weekend of March 25th - 27th, 2011. We hope everyone is able to make it. As we are in our 'planning phase', please let us know what YOU would like to do.

If we have many attending Friday night, we can reserve the Garden Room (behind the bar) at University Grille (Shippen Place Hotel bar - previously called the "Black Horse Tavern" is under new management.)

Saturday we were hoping to meet with the girls and either have a ceremony or set up a workshop... and of course a trip to Ship wouldn't be complete for the 21-year olds to make a few stops - Maxi's, Wib's, (you get the picture!)

We would love to hear your ideas... any suggestions for another memorable weekend???

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Founder's Day

Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on January 2,1897 by four young women at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Those Founders were Jessie Wallace Hughan, Helen St. Clair Mullan, Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, and Stella George Stern Perry. The most meaningful words about the founding have come from Stella George Stern Perry:

"I used to say that, if the clock could turn back and put us four on your campus as students, you'd know the difference only by our clothes. We were very simple, not one wealthy and not one valuing very highly the slow window superficialities of life.

You see, Barnard College was the first separate college for women to be affiliated with a great men's university, offering the same entrance examinations, the same University courses under the same faculty and granting the same degree not of the college but of the University. So the classes preceding ours felt themselves to be pioneers and took themselves very, very seriously. We were the first class of college girls as we see them now to enter Barnard.

However, we could not be frivolous, for there were few, if any, rich girls in the entire class, and we had all gone to college with definite and practical purposes and an ardor of intention that put earnestness and aspiration in the background of our gay, adventurous, varied days, when we were your age.

Now, having determined to make this democratic unostentatious, simple society, we climbed up a little winding stair into the stockroom of the old Columbia College Library.... a little room way up in a sort of gable attic in which old missals and tomes and dusty Anglo-Saxon treasures were stored. It had a broad window seat in a queer little peaked window, cobwebby but always full of sunshine. On that window seat of that quiet room, pigeons outside and snow lightly falling, with what emotion you can imagine, we pledged one another, on the second day of January at the very beginning of the year 1897. We soon pledged our first initiate, Anne Richardson Hall, and got our pins and announced our existence!"

Happy Founder's Day, Tau Lambda... and AOIIs everywhere!