Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thirty-One Fundraiser

The holidays are around the corner and what better way to get a jump start on your shopping then to do it from the comfort of your home and support the Tau Lambda chapter of AOII along the way. As you know, our sisters are trying to raise money to get our chapter back up and running, and they need our help! Thirty-One Gifts offers a wide array of products to organize your home, life, and keep you looking stylish and trendy at the same time. From November 23rd to December 5th, please visit to view a catalog and do a little shopping. All of the proceeds will be donated by Tricia Kohler, Thirty One-Independent Consultant and Alpha Delta class (Spring 1998), to the Tau Lambda chapter.

Whether you’re looking for style, organization, the perfect giftable item — or a little bit of everything — you’ve come to the right place! Thirty-One has something for everyone….including the men in your life!!

Placing an online order is easy!

1. Visit
2. Click on “My Events”;
3. Click on “Shop Now” next to Tau Lambda Fundraiser
4. Click on “Shop Now” when the event pulls up
5. Browse through the different categories and add items to your cart
6. Securely check out and finalize your order with a credit card payment

(NOTE: your credit card will not be charged until the fundraiser is closed out on December 5th)

And…for every $31 you spend, add an All-In-One Organizer, Cinch Sac, Flat Iron Case, Soft Wallet, or Zip-Up Pencil Pouch for just $5! Spend $31, get 1 item for $5…Spend $62, get 2 items for $5 each…Spend $93, get 3 items for $5 each…etc.

And…for each order that comes in, your name will be put in a hat to receive an Organizing Utility Tote!

Want to increase your chances in winning this amazing product? Here’s a few ways how:
Place a $50 order (before S&H/tax) and receive 3 additional entries!!
Place a $100 order (before S&H/tax) and receive 5 additional entries!!
Place a $250 order (before S&H/tax) and receive 10 additional entries!!

Contact Tricia to book your very own Thirty-One party in January, February, or March, and receive 7 additional entries!!

Contact Tricia to learn more about becoming a Thirty-One Independent Consultant and enroll prior to December 5th, and receive 15 additional entries!!

Your order will be shipped directly to you and arrive in time for the holidays!

If you have any questions along the way or prefer not to place your order directly through Tricia, please do not hesitate to call @ 717-645-5795 or email

Thank you again for supporting our sisters of Tau Lambda!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Please help... Booksource

From Alyssa Dugan
I was hoping some of my sisters and alumni could help me out with something.

I graduated from Ship in May, and was hired as a 1st grade teacher the weekend before school started. I am currently in a competition trying to win a complete classroom library makeover. If I win, my classroom would receive 500 books, shelving, and an organization system (baskets etc). There are only 34 entries so it is extremely attainable! Everything is by public can only vote 1 time per email address, but you can use multiple email addresses if you have them.

Just click on the link below, and vote for Entry #8, Alyssa Dugan, York Haven Elementary School. It would mean the absolute world to me to have your support and help!

Thanks in advance!
Alpha love, Alyssa ♥

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bernice Brown

Bernice "Bernie" Joan Brown
Bernice "Bernie" Joan Brown, 75, Mount Joy, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Gerald "Jerry" Brown and recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Getz. Bernie was a graduate of the former Lititz High School, Millersville State Teachers College, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Nursing. She was employed at Lancaster General Hospital in the O.R. for 25 years before retiring in 1998. After retirement she worked part-time in the pharmacy of Weis Markets and was also a volunteer at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. Bernie was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown and served as a teacher for the Pathfinders program. She was active in the Four Seasons Community and enjoyed scrapbooking, billiards, playing bridge, reading and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Kelly wife of Martin Murphy of Mount Joy, Beth (Metzger) wife of Troy Conrad of Mechanicsburg, Conny Brown of Lancaster, Holly (Metzger) Ford companion of Joseph Riddles of Elizabethtown; and six grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, North Spruce and Oak Sts., Elizabethtown, on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. There will be a time of visitation with the family on Saturday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernie's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster PA 17603. To send the family on-line condolences, please visit:

Heilig Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Mount Joy, PA

Friday, November 11, 2011

Initiation Weekend

For those alums who are able to join this weekend's INITIATION:

Friday, 6:30 pm - Dauphin Humanities Center 207
Transition Ceremony for New Members
Dress is Badge Attire

Saturday, 1:00 pm - Old Main Chapel (2nd Floor in Old Main)
Initiation Ritual
Officer Installation Ritual
Pot Luck Lunch (Chapter is Providing, but you can feel free to bring something if you wish, but not necessary)
Dress is Ritual Whites (with black shoes)

Congratulations to our newly initiated sisters!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Support Ovarian Cancer Awareness

The sisters of AOII along with Kappa Beta Gamma will be selling bracelets Saturday November 5th at the SHIP Football game.