Congratulations and Explanations

My posts have been few and far between recently and I apologize. I’ve been away from home. Congratulations to two special NPC women who were honored at the recent NPC meeting in Denver:

Betty Quick, Gamma Phi Beta, and former Chairman of NPC, received the NPC Distinguished Service Award. Betty is also a P.E.O. Congratulations, Betty!

Ginny Carroll of InGINuity was the recipient of  the Interfraternal Partner Award. She is an Alpha Xi Delta and the founder of the Circle of Sisterhood. Congratulations, Ginny!

It’s also Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Founders’ Day. My second favorite Sig Ep is Theodor Seuss Geisel. My favorite Sig Ep is my husband, Dan.

Last week I headed to western Illinois. I was in Peoria for a night, talking to the Bradley University Pi Phis about Pi Phi and NPC history.

The Bradley University Pi Phi chapter and me.

Then I was on to the Holt House meeting in Monmouth. I had just enough time to make a quick stop at Knox College to  see the cornerstone of the Lombard College Alpha Xi Delta chapter house. Prior to the renovation of Knox’s Alumni Hall, the cornerstone resided on the lawn in back of the building. It was put in the storage when the renovations began. The plaque, along with the Lombard College bell and other plaque were recently given a new home, on the south corner of the front of Alumni Hall. Alpha Xi was founded at Lombard College.

Cornerstone of the Alpha Xi Delta house at Lombard College on display in the garden outside of Knox College’s Alumni Hall.

Another view of the garden at Knox College with the Lombard College Bell. Carl Sandburg, during his tenure as a Lombard student. rang this bell.

I then headed quickly to Monmouth where I toured Stewart House, Kappa Kappa Gamma’s founding site again, just because.

The bricks at Stewart House in Monmouth, Illinois. It was fun to see names of Kappa friends.

The Symphony of Kappa Kappa Gamma on the wall of the Stewart House. I love the sentiments expressed in the Symphonies of GLOs.

The view from my chair at the Holt House meeting. That is the staircase the Pi Beta Phi founders used to get to the southwest second floor bedroom where the organization was founded in 1867.

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