Alumnae

  • "The mission of the Delta Kappa Psi Alumnae is the lifetime development of women through the support of Delta Kappa Psi's leadership, scholarship, service, educational programs, and the preservation of the heritage of Delta Kappa Psi."

     

    Executive Council President's Message
     

    Delta will turn 108 this year…all I can say is wow!  I am honored to continue to serve as your Executive Council President for the coming year and am excited to welcome two women back to Executive Council – Holly Emmons Nolan ’85 as President-Elect and Luann Bangsund ’74 as Treasurer.  A well-deserved “shout out” goes to Katie Miller Gaw ‘97 for her 12 years of service as Treasurer.  Katie will remain a part of Executive Council in her role as an Alumnae Advisor. Thank you for all you do for Delta, Katie!

     

     I am pleased to announce the creation of a new dues structure that provides a lower dues rate for Young Alumnae and options for alumnae to support Delta as either a Regular Member or at a higher level as a Lavender Lovely or Royal Purple Sponsor.  Please see the “Announcement!” article on Page 3 for specific information on ways you can support our amazing sisterhood financially.  Note: Dues for 2017-18 are due October 1st!

     

    Delta is fortunate to have a dedicated and growing group of women serving on our Alumnae Executive Council and many thanks go to each of them for all they do to keep our sisterhood organized and strong.  Delta wouldn’t be all it is at almost 108 without them!  There are opportunities for other women to become more actively involved in a Delta leadership role and serve on Executive Council including:

     

         Δ The immediate need for a new Doings Editor or Co-Editors (described in greater                 detail elsewhere in the newsletter)

     

         Δ Interest remains in exploring the possibility of establishing an Alumnae Chapter in the         Los Angeles area, adding a second Alumnae Chapter in San Diego that would meet         in the evening to accommodate those still working, and reactivating an Alumnae                   Chapter in the Bay Area but we need sisters willing to spearhead each effort

     

    Joining your local Alumnae Chapter remains a fun and great way to get involved and stay connected to Delta sisters of all ages.  Go to www.deltakappapsi.org to see if there is a Chapter near you and if not, consider stepping up to help start one!

     

    We all need to thank the Kappa Chapter for the “magical” and very successful 107th Birthday Luncheon at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in May and the Omega Chapter for their hard work in providing a very profitable silent auction and raffle at the event.

     

    Please plan to attend the 7th annual ¡Cuca’s and A Cold One! Fiesta at Homecoming in October, sponsored by the Delta Chapter, and the 108th Birthday Luncheon, hosted by the Omega Chapter, at The Crossings in Carlsbad in May.  I hope to see you there!

     

    Kailey Hatfield-Odero ‘12

    Executive Council President 2016-18

     

  • Corwin's Council Cake

     

    This delicious coffee cake is traditionally served at Delta Alumnae Executive Council meetings.  Jane Towar Corwin '49 faithfullly brought this cake to each meeting for so many years that our then Executive Council President, Barbie Powers Allen '59, christened it "Corwin's Council Cake".  When Jane was no longer able, Cathy Moreland Schilling '76 picked up the tradition in Jane's honor and Cathy now faithfully brings Corwin's Council Cake to most meetings.

     

    For the cake's batter, mix together for 7 minutes:

         1 package Duncan Hines Yellow or Buttery Flavored cake mix

         1 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix

         4 eggs (5 if they are small)

         1/2 cup oil

         1 cup Sauterne or dry white wine, orange juice, or water

     

    For the filling, combine:

         1/2 cup sugar

         2 tsp. cinnamon

         3 tsp. cocoa

         1 cup chopped pecans

     

    Pour half the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan (or angel food cake pan, chiffon cake pan, or loaf pan).  Sprinkle half the filling over the batter and stir slightly with a knife.  Pour in the rest of the batter.  Sprinkle the remaining filling over the batter and swirl with a knife.  Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack.  When completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.