Alpha Phi DAP delegate and tea coordinator extraordinaire Deirdre Nalven, Alpha Phi DAP delegate Natalie Boldt, DAP President Renee Verspoor, Alpha Phi Denver Alumnae President Heather Brevik and Alpha Phi hostess Corry Doty.
Traditionally, the incoming Denver Area Panhellenic president is treated to a tea in her honor to launch her term. Alpha Phi alum Corry Doty and husband Phil opened their Preserve home and gardens for this occasion.
Alpha Phi was founded in 1872 at Syracuse University. Its colors are silver and Bordeaux. Lily of the Valley, forget me not, and ivy are the sorority’s flowers. Its national and local philanthropy is the Alpha Phi Foundation, as well as Cardiac Care.
Woman of the Hour Renee Verspoor greeted not only her own alumnae sorority sisters, but delegates representing 22 other Greek-letter fraternities for women, their presidents and past DAP presidents.
Serving on the board of DAP is a five-year commitment (going through the chairs) beginning with secretary, treasurer, vice president and president followed by delegate at large.
The award-winning Denver Area Panhellenic was founded in 1908, making it one of the oldest organizations established in Colorado. DAP is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, headquartered in Indianapolis. There are more than 200 alumnae panhellenics in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
As a member of Denver Area Panhellenic, an alumnae chapter is also a member of National Panhellenic Conference. Thousands of Greek alumnae women reside in the Denver area.
Alumnae panhellenics also support collegiate chapters. Sorority chapters are located in Colorado at Colorado College, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Johnson & Wales University-Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Denver and University of Northern Colorado.
For further information: denverareapanhellenic.org.
The small but mighty tea committee from Alpha Phi—Mary Ann Braun and Maria Braun.
DAP President Renee Verspoor and her board: Vice President Diane Herrmann, Alpha Omicron Pi; Treasurer Diane Mores, Alpha Gamma Delta; Secretary Stacey Cummins, Alpha Xi Delta and delegate-at-large Olinga Hargreaves, Alpha Chi Omega.
Among the attendees: Ellen Morris – Alpha Sigma Alpha, Joan Cohen – Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kris Walker-Gamma Phi Beta and Leigh Plue – Kappa Alpha Theta.
Alpha Phi Sarah Doty Davey, daughter of Corry and Phil Doty, was in from London with her son Ryan and daughter Ella.
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