Julia Birkinbine, Lisa Combs, Jennifer Maloney, Elise Woulfe, Danielle Soriano and Libby Pappas helped make creative Halloween crafts with some adorable children and their families, on October 20. Oh, with some guidance from an old pro, Ronald McDonald!
Bottle & Bottega Creative Paint Class
Thetas created their own unique stemware designs at Bottle & Bottega's BYOB Paint Class Event, October 14.
Team CASA Rallies at the 2018 Chicago Marathon
Dawes Park in Evanston proved a perfect setting for our Friendship Salad event on September 29. Thanks for coming out, lovely Thetas, even though our Events Chair Jennifer Maloney (third from left) got stung by a bee as she guarded the fruit bowl!
Soul Cycle and Brunch for Young Alumnae
Thetas earned their after-brunch when riding together in Soul Cycle's candle lit cardio class. Reaching their personal best to the rhythm of one-of-a-kind playlists and coaching, it was a fun Saturday, September 22nd day in the city.
Old Town's Happy Camper was the ideal brunch place for Thetas to enjoy pizza with some old-fashioned Bingo.
Young Alumnae Enjoy a Taste of Chicago
Enjoying a Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden on August 4, 2018
Chicago Thetas from Tulane, Hanover, Clemson, and Michigan State enjoyed a hot but beautiful summer day at the Chicago Botanic Garden. One highlight of the outing was a cooking demo. Thetas made note of the recipe for Green Curry Vegetable Noodle Salad. Yum!
Lake County Cocktails for CASA
Revolution Brewing Tap Room was the venue for Lake County's Cocktails for CASA event. Hosted by the Young Professionals Board, Theta member Kristen David joined CNS Alumnae Chapter officers Jennifer Maloney and Heidi Holladay to help support advocating efforts for abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system.
CNSA President Elise Woulfe meets Clark, the official Cubby mascot at our most recent chapter event, the annual Cubs Game Fundraiser for Theta Foundation at Wrigley Field.
CAP Brunch Benefits Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Elise Woulfe Assists Tau Chapter's Initiation
Fraternity President Laura Dorre, and our CNSA Chapter President Elise Woulfe, helped to initiate 31 women into the Tau/Northwestern University's Theta chapter. What a beautiful winter February 2018 morning!
Our Chapter President, Elise Woulfe, joined 11 other Theta alumnae from across the country over President's Day weekend 2018, in New Orleans. The women restored a home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, visited and volunteered with CASA New Orleans, and volunteered in the Lower Ninth Ward with agricultural restoration at fire and police stations. Elise highly recommends Thetas to apply next year for this invaluable experience!
Founders Day 2018 at Pete Miller's Steak House in Evanston
Kappa Alpha Theta "Day of Service" at Chicago's Ronald McDonald House
CNS Alumnae and friends volunteered at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Ronald McDonald House on Oct. 22. “We helped with a family activity,” commented PR Service Chair, Danielle Soriano. “The activity we did with the kids included making Halloween “slime” and painting pumpkins! It was fun to see the kids use their imaginations in their crafts. We also received a tour of the house and learned more about RMH.” Joining Danielle (5th from left) included Lindsay James, Alexandra Damisch, Amanda Janak, Sharon Young, Charlotte Cahill, Marilyn Bass, and Simone Gruber.
Thetas representing CNSA Panhellenic meet Diana Rauner.
Thetas Linda Jakubs, Susan L. Smith, Betsy Harootyan, and Heidi Locker-Scheer join guest Diana Rauner, wife of Gov. Bruce Rauner, for a Political Action Committee Reception Fundraiser, Oct. 19, 2017, at the Skokie Country Club in Winnetka. The Committee supports political education and furthering the good work of Greek sorority and fraternal chapters.
Lights, Camera, CASA annual fundraising gala, 2017
CNSA Panhellenic's Scholarship Dinner Benefit 2017
CNS Theta alumnae and Northwestern collegians joined together to help raise scholarship funds, at the Scholarship Benefit Dinner on April 27, Highland Park Country Club. (L to Rt.) Karalyn Berman, OZ, PHA president at NU; Emily McKinnon, OZ, PHA VP Admin. at NU; Susan L. Smith, CNS Theta alumnae; Erin Freeman, Theta and NU Panhellenic VP of Membership Development; Heidi Holladay, CNS Theta alumnae; Linda Jakubs, CNS Theta alumnae; and Karen Chang Pryor, Theta, Asst. Director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at NU.
Main attraction Barabara Rinella creatively interpreted the life and times of Coco Chanel. Barbara
is a Kappa, and member of our CNS Alumnae Panhellenic.
Thanks to our Chapter's donations, 4 auction baskets were offered to help raise monies for college-bound women's scholarships. Bake-A-Ree and Sushi Party! are shown above. Our own Linda Jakubs was the winner of these two baskets, outbidding all the others in the end – thanks, Linda!
A Taste of Spain basket showcased authentic Spanish white and red sangrias, crystal sangria glasses, a red leather photo album, plus all the cookware, sauce, saffron and rice for paella.
Our 4th auction basket offering was French-fashioned themed: George LePape note cards, an art deco coffee mug, set of colored pencils, and a Coco Chanel paper doll book.
Our Holiday Party 2017
Our honored 50 yr. Thetas – Martha Bredesen Hoza (Alpha Pi), Anne Ash Branning (Pi), Lynne Blakesley Hellquist (Psi), and Susie Mueller Sladoje (Alpha Gamma).
Jennifer Maloney joins the Epsilon Phi and Tau Chapter Thetas.
The Eta Nus rallied.
Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds, Nancy Koberstein, Kimberly Miller and Jill Kirk enjoy Founders Day brunch at Bistrot Bordeaux in Evanston.
Nancy, Mary K, Cynthia, Ashley, and Martha, honor our Founders on this special day.
City Dinner Group Grazing at Little Goat Diner
(L to Rt.) Kristen Klimas, VP of PR Susan Smith, and Priscilla Mader try the house specialties – fried pickles, onion rings, and citrus cocktails. Yummy in the tummy equals big Theta spirit fun at Little Goat, on September 11, 2013.
Highlights from our January 27th, 2013 Founders Day celebration with Marianne LaLonde and Allison West, sharing the friendships, the celebrations, news, food, drink and fun.
Taverna 750 is the latest ZAGAT rated hotspot in Chicago's Lakeview area. Theta alumnae (L to Rt): Kari Gray, Susan Smith, Dinner Group leader Rebecca Resnick, and Liz Gilman, gathered 'round the old Italian table for fun, and delicious old-school Italian food with a contemporary flair.
(Top photo L to Rt): Susan L. Smith AO '71, Peggy O'Connor Eta '75, Rebecca Resnick EP '03,
Lexy Huber BK '08, Allison West DZ '05, and Liz Gilman EP '02.
Dinner Group Chair Rebecca Resnick, led the fun for the Dinner Group outing on September 9th. The Southern, located in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, offers local, live music and specializes in southern comfort food. Crab cakes, mac 'n cheese, and fried chicken proved to be Theta favorites.
In 2011, Debbie Garmanian hosted the Chapter for our annual Holiday Party.
Back row standing: Mary Helen Ray, Karmen Serbinski, Colette Hedien, Kristin Cunningham, Anne Branning, Frances Leverentz, Karen Keane, Linda Jakubs, Nancy Koberstein, and Kristin Wilson. 3rd row seated: Emily Matz, Nancy Jacobson-Bueche, Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds, Gayle Sundt, Pat Frey, Beth Wilson, and Heidi Holladay. 2nd row seated: Martha Hoza, Alissa Trumbull, Janie Gibson, Lydia Morrissey, Marianne LaLonde, Allison Williams, and Debbie Garmanian. Front row seated: Kimberly Miller, Connie Schiele, Betsy Harootyan and Susan Smith