House Corporation Board
Letter from the President
The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta is an active chapter of around 220 dues paying members of all ages. Our members come from collegiate chapters all over the country.
Our alumnae calendar provides opportunities to participate in a variety of activities:
1. We have philanthropic projects such as our very successful holiday fundraiser, Cookies & Castles, which raises money for our local children’s hospital and the Tri Delta Foundation.
2. We celebrate Delta Delta Delta at Founders’ Day with the TCU Phi Lambdas at a lovely dinner in the fall.
3. Monthly meetings provide interesting programs and opportunities to enjoy our Tri Delta sisters.
We are privileged to support the TCU Phi Lambdas and enjoy their participation in our programming. A strong bond that is beneficial to both groups exists between the collegiate and alumnae chapters. This bond is a rewarding part of being an alumna in Ft. Worth.
If you are a Tri Delta alumna, we hope that you will join our alumnae chapter. Please contact me if I can assist you in any way.
In the bonds,
Kim Boyd, President
|Chapter Advisor||Jineen McIver Bessire|
|Members||Jennifer Anderson |
Marci McKnight Stocker
|Charter Group Officers|
|Administrative VP-Membership||Kathy Parr|
|Recording Secretary||Pam Pigman|
|Foundation Representative||Jean Roach|
|Standing Committee Chairmen|
|Reference Chairs||Nancy Woodson and Dana Kelly|
|Social/Founders' Day||Leslie Pennebaker|
|Trident Correspondent/Fraternity Education||Anne Lydahl|
|Delta Deliveries||Michael Ann Adams and Jenny Holman|
|Panhellenic Representative||Dede Samuelson|
|Corresponding Secretary/Alumnae Relations||Mary Ruth Robinson|
|Cookies & Castles||Amy Brown|
|TCU Rush Dinners||Elizabeth Carlock|
|Newsletter Chairman||Kim Dyess|
|Young Alumnae||Tara Augustat|
|Mother-Daughter Party||Tasa Anderson|
|Nominating Chair||Lynn Dunlap|
|Pearl Award Chair||Ginger Lawhon|
|Phi Lambda Alumna Advisor||Jineen McIver Bessire|
|House Corporation President||Ginger Royar Lawhon|
Find Babysitter – Contact Sarah LoCoco at S.E.LOCOCO@tcu.edu
Cookies & Castles – Imagine walking into a large ballroom decorated in the holiday spirit, smelling the sweet smell of candy and fresh-baked gingerbread, listening to the excitement of children of all ages, seeing the smiles on the faces of mothers/fathers/grandmothers as they enjoy time with their family and loved ones. These are the sights and sensations every year at our major fundraising event, Cookies & Castles.
The event, held every year on the first weekend in December, includes a Friday ladies luncheon and a Saturday family event. All participants decorate a large 14″, personal gingerbread house, using hundreds of candy choices, to make a holiday masterpiece that is theirs to take home.
All proceeds of this fundraiser are donated to the Hematology/Oncology Department at Cook Children’s Medical Center and to the Jean Wiggin Roach Scholarship at the Delta Delta Delta Foundation. To date, the Fort Worth alumnae chapter has donated over $250,000 to the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Cook Children’s. We are recognized with a plaque that hangs in the clinic and in 2007, will be presented with an award at the Cook Children’s annual donor dinner, held in the fall. We are also always one of the recognized donors to the Tri Delta Foundation as a result of our donation through Cookies & Castles.
A committee of volunteers and countless others from both the alumnae chapter and the collegiate chapter at TCU, Phi Lambda, work to plan and put on the event each year. It is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community, to make a difference at our local children’s hospital and in the lives of children with cancer, to support the Tri Delta national philanthropy of Children’s Cancer Charities, and to develop friendships among alums and collegians.
Alumnae members volunteer to write references and letters for the high school graduating seniors who are interested in going through recruitment. Our local alumnae reference chairman gathers and organizes these recs/letters and sends the completed packets all over the country to different colleges. You may get a blank copy of a reference form by looking under Resources at the bottom of this page.
The TCU collegians and the Ft. Worth alumnae celebrate Founders’ Day together each year with a lovely dinner in the fall. We enjoy a wonderful, elegant meal, inspiring speaker, the awarding of Diamond, Golden, and Silver Circle pins, and the beautiful candlelighting ceremony where we light individual candles as our chapter name is read during the roll call.