Category Archives: Fran Favorite

Following in the P.E.O. Founders’ Footsteps

Last week I followed in the Pi Beta Phi Founders’ footsteps. This week I am knee-deep in the founding of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. P.E.O.s who attended the Convention of International Chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina, several weeks ago learned that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Alpha Epsilon Phi and Delta Zeta Share a Founding Day

Given that there are 365 days in most years and 26 National Panhellenic Conference organizations, I find it amazing that several NPC organizations were founded on the same day, albeit different years. Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded on October 24, … Continue reading

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The Loan Fund on @KappaDelta Founders’ Day

Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders are Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, Sara Turner White and Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick. Kappa Delta, along … Continue reading

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Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Friends #amazingsororitywomen

I have several dear friends who are proud Hillsdale College and Pi Beta Phi alumnae. They are over the moon about one of their own, Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who has recently been the subject of several books and magazine articles. … Continue reading

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Have the Boy Scouts Jumped the Shark?

Lord Baden Powell, founder of the scouting movement, is too busy spinning in his grave to comment on my assertion that the Boys Scouts of America have just jumped the shark with their recent announcement that the Boys Scouts of … Continue reading

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Kappa Kappa Gamma + Peggy Kirk Bell

I have been to Monmouth, Illinois, many times and on each trip, I try to envision Monmouth College as it might have been in 1870. I walk past the spot where it is said two women talked about forming an … Continue reading

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Day of the Girl / Circle of Sisterhood / Cottey College

I had no intention of writing a post today. However, I knew this morning, while sipping coffee and skimming social media, that I needed to write a post. After walking the dogs and having thoughts spin around in my head, … Continue reading

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October 10, Happy Founders’ Day x 4

October 10, 1872 – Alpha Phi, founded at Syracuse University. It is the oldest of the Syracuse triad of NPC organizations founded at Syracuse.  In September of 1872, Martha Foote (Crowe), Clara Sittser (Williams), and Kate Hogoboom (Gilbert) pondered the thought of … Continue reading

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Credit or Discredit – What’ll It Be?

Being a member of a Greek-Letter Organization entails certain responsibilities. A member is expected to take part in the activities of the organization, serving in the day-to-day life of the chapter. A member is expected to be responsible for him/herself, turning … Continue reading

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