Azure Over AZ – Grand Convention 2015

The Nashville ADPi Alumnae Association was proud to have Sister President Megan represent us at the Grand Convention 2015. She travelled to Arizona to attend workshops, awards banquets, ritual and a few fun activities thrown in. Be watching for our newsletter in August where we will have more information about Sister Megan and Grand Convention! We did want to take a minute to brag on how well we did…the hard work of the 2014-15 Exec Board, Committee Chairs, and Sister President (ex officio) MaryDe did not go unnoticed!! Zeta Rho (Vanderbilt University) and our alumnae association received the highest honor – The Collumnae Partnership award. The NashvilleADPiAlums also won the Diamond 4 point ribbon with excellence and the Pi Pride ribbon for our association’s commitment to increasing membership, demonstrating leadership in our community, support of RMH, programming, and strong sisterhood. Here are a few photos from Megan’s trip. [spoiler – there were lots of Nashville sisters at convention!]

80sSloane         collumnae          megansherri

80’s Night at the “80Pi”               Vanderbilt and the NashvilleADPiAlums            Last awards night
Convention. ADPi girls                 make the perfect team.
just wanna have fun!                    Two presidents… One bowl


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Alpha Delta Pi is pleased to announce the election of the following Grand Council members for the 2015-2017 biennium:

International President – Stacy DeMartini Bruton, Delta Sigma
International Vice President of Collegiate Membership – Jan Alexander Maisch, Epsilon Omega
International Vice President of Collegiate Membership – Debbie Tilson Gill,Gamma Phi
International Vice President of Alumnae Membership – Jana Andriano Clayton, Zeta Pi/Delta Gamma
International Vice President of Finance – Emily Erkel, Zeta Chi
International Vice President of Communications – Jennifer McGhee Siler, Epsilon Tau
International Vice President of Organizational Relations – Sandy McDonald Davis,Xi
Executive Director – Linda Welch Ablard, Alpha Omicron


Spring Fling Luncheon

Nashville Panhellenic Alumnae Association’s
Spring Fling Luncheon and Scholarship Auction

Saturday, March 22nd at 11:00 am

Richland Country Club
1 Club Drive

Nashville, TN 37215

This is a great opportunity to put on a spring dress and have a fun lunch with other Nashville Greek women!  While this event is sponsored by the Panhellenic Alumnae Association, you don’t have to be greek to come….invite any ladies you think would have a good time and help us raise money for college scholarships!  Tickets are $30 per person until March 10th and after that they are $35. We sell tickets for this event to our ADPi Alumnae members and their guests. Questions? Email us at

Please either purchase your ticket online (sorry you have to make multiple purchases if you want more than one ticket) OR send your payment by check. 

Mail checks made to Nashville ADPi Alumnae Assn to:

Sarah Guess
ADPi Treasurer
7032 Still Springs Hollow Drive
Nashville, TN 37221

**Thank you to our sisters who have contributed items for the silent auction…we have a great selection this year!**


30th Anniversary Video

The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation sent out an email today with the information below. We wanted to make sure all our NashvilleADPiAlums got to see it!

The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Video: Our Donors

A few weeks ago, Dawn Victor-Herring, president of our Board of Trustees, wrote to you about the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation’s 30th anniversary.  She told you that over the past 30 years, we’ve grown into a robust organization that provides resources that benefit all of our collegiate and alumnae members.  She also invited you to view a special video about our history.

Today, we are excited to unveil the second video in our anniversary series.  We thought you might like to hear firsthand why our donors include the Foundation as a philanthropic priority in their personal giving.


Our success is made possible through the generosity of sisters like you.  If you have already given this fiscal year, we thank you.  If not, we hope you will join the thousands of sisters who step forward each year and support our Foundation with gifts that enable more women to experience the value of Alpha Delta Pi as a way of life.

Click here to give now.

1386 Ponce de Leon Ave.NE
Atlanta, GA  30306


Support our sisters at Texas A&M (Zeta Lambda) and Tulane (Epsilon Colony)

Hello Nashville ADPi Sisters!

The Zeta Lambda (Texas A&M University) Alumnae Group is selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for ZL’s Continuous Open Recruitment efforts! Please consider buying one (or more!) and helping our chapter continue to recruit the first and the finest!

The ordering link is below and the BLUE shirts are the ones we are using for fundraising. The WHITE ones are just there if you love it!  This shirt was made so that all three groups, Alphas, Deltas, and Pis can wear it and represent how our sisterhood is not just four years, but for life.

If you don’t want to purchase a shirt for yourself, there is an option to donate a shirt to a sister at Tulane University! They are recolonizing the Epsilon Chapter there right now. How nice would it be to buy them a shirt to show them that our sisterhood is amazing and we are excited for them to be a part of it?!

We Live For Each Other

Zeta Lambda Alumnae

 Thank you for your support!

Online ordering ends on Saturday, September 21st at 5pm CT.

The shirts are only $16.50 plus $3 shipping. 

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Graphics by ME is officially licensed through Affinity Marketing Consultants, Inc


Betty Brock is Honored by the Tennessee Society of Association Executives

photoThe Tennessee Society of Association Executives (TNSAE) announced the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence during a luncheon on July 19. Betty Brock was the recipient of the Association Executive of the Year, which recognizes a lifetime contribution to the profession of association management, through achievement with the individual’s own association, as well as service to TNSAE and other professional, civic and community organizations. Below are more details about this Nashville ADPi Alumnae Association member.  Violets to Sister Betty!


Winchester-native, Betty Brock, Tennessee Fuel & Convenience Store Association, was named Association Executive of the Year. The Association Executive of the Year is the highest recognition given by the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. Respected leaders of their own associations, recipients are women and men who contribute their time and expertise to other voluntary membership organizations and play an active role in civic and community affairs. They exemplify the very best in association management, continually bringing credit to the profession and to the entire association community.

Betty Brock, this year’s TNSAE Association Executive of the Year is a most appropriate selection in this year of the organization’s 50th Anniversary, as she has been an integral part of TNSAE’s life, having served as the first part-time and first full-time executive director of the Tennessee Society of Association Executives.

At TNSAE, Betty instituted many of the TNSAE programs we still enjoy today, including the Tradeshow and awards of excellence program. She successfully passed the CAE exam and mentored countless CAE candidates. When she left the association in 2003, she left it in a strong financial position, having increased association reserves by 90% during her tenure.

In the years since, Betty has continued to be involved in TNSAE, serving on the awards committee, as Tradeshow Committee co-chair and this year as chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee.

As a 33 year association management veteran, Betty has worked for several other associations, including the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Southeastern Equipment Dealers Association, the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association and for the past four years, the Tennessee Fuel and Convenience Store Association.

Betty has volunteered for many organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House, OUR Kids, Nashville Young Leaders Council and the Nashville Human Association, and is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, which has recognized her for her service.

Congratulations, Betty Brock!



RMH’s Hustle for the House is almost here!

Nashville Ronald McDonald House

2144 Fairfax Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

September 21, 2013

The Nashville Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association is a Community Sponsor for the 2013 Nashville RMHC Hustle for the House 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. For our Alumnae Association members, we will have a drawing at our September 5th meeting to give away several free 5K registrations (worth $25!!). All the details are available at the Nashville RMHC website and here is a map of the course.

There are two ways to contribute to this fundraiser…

1. Register and Join our Team!   To register for the event, go to the registration website. Click the green REGISTER NOW button. When you get to the screen to enter your personal information, choose our team name at the top (above the section for first and last name). Our team is Nashville ADPi Alums and a password is not required.

2. Make a donation to our fundraising team. Maybe you aren’t a runner…you can still support your ADPi sisters and our philanthropy through our team fundraising website.

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Awards from Grand Convention 2013

We were so excited after Leadership Conference last summer when we won the Diamond-4-Point Award. Our President, Katie, just got back from Grand Convention 2013 in Dallas, TX with even better news!!

This biennium, the Nashville Alumnae Association won the Collumnae Award for our work with Zeta Rho (Vanderbilt University) and the Alumnae Achievement Award, which includes a donation by Alpha Delta Pi to the Clasped Hands Fund of the Foundation in honor of our association!

A huge bunch of violets to the 2011-12 and 2012-13 Executive Board members. Their planning plus our membership’s participation and enthusiasm are the reason for our success! If you would like to view more Convention photos, check out #ADPiDallas on Instagram and other social media sites.

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Give us your two cents!

Dear Sisters,images

Grand Council is pleased to invite you to participate in our Volunteer Interest Survey.  This survey asks questions about your interest in serving in various areas across the sorority.  The results will be used to make appointments when vacancies occur during the 2013-2015 biennium.  The survey is available is at and will remain open until July 12, 2013.

We look forward to hearing about your future interests in serving Alpha Delta Pi.


Panhellenic Spring Fling

Purchase your Ticket here! 

This is a great opportunity to put on a spring dress and have a fun lunch with other Nashville Greek women!  While this event is sponsored by the Panhellenic Alumnae Association, you don’t have to be greek to come….invite any ladies you think would have a good time and help us raise money for college scholarships!  We are collecting items for the scholarship auction so please email us if you have anything you would like to donate!



Volunteer Opportunity – United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Looking for new a way to volunteer your time?  Courtney Warden (Alpha Kappa, University of TN, 2004) is the United Way’s Manager of Community Engagement for the Metropolitan Nashville Area.  She has shared a wonderful opportunity with our Alumnae Association!

The United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is currently recruiting volunteers to prepare tax returns for free for individuals and families earning less than $57,ooo.  Last year, VITA brought $17.1 million in refunds to middle Tennessee, to families that need it the most. It’s a great way to give back to the community and also a great resume builder for younger alumni.

Ways to Volunteer:
Greeter: No training required. Greet clients as they arrive on-site to file their taxes. Assist with signing clients in and ensuring clients have all required documents. (Volunteer Commitment: 2-3 hours per week)
Tax preparation volunteer: Training required, walk clients through tax return filing on a one-on-one basis (Training Commitment: 6-12 hours; Volunteer Commitment: 5 hours a week for 14 weeks. Volunteers can choose the site and hours for which they want to volunteer.)
Cash coach volunteer: Training required. Work on-site with clients with basic financial needs such as: opening a bank account, tips for saving, filing a FAFSA for college scholarships, etc. (Training Commitment: 1 hour; Volunteer Commitment: 2-3 hours a week)
Tax Site Assistant: Training required, assists site coordinator in daily activities and acts as a Quality Reviewer of returns prepared at the tax sites. (Training Commitment: 6-12 hours for VITA certification; Volunteer Commitment: 10+ hours per week)

You can go to to or contact Courtney Warden at to get more information and volunteer.


Spring Garage Sale 2013 is HERE!

Sign up here to help at the garage sale fundraiser to benefit the Nashville Ronald McDonald House. Please note the dates for the garage sale were incorrect on the paper sign-in sheet. The dates and description of events are listed below.

Post this flyer in the community to advertise our sale! We have already gotten a HUGE donation as a result of this flyer so it’s never too early to start advertising!

Here’s a guide on how you can donate or volunteer!

Location for all shifts:  5728 Knob Rd, Nashville 37209

Themed Pricing Nights:

April 15th, Monday, 6 to 9 pm – Mexican Night

April 16th, Tuesday, 6 to 9 pm –  We the girls in White and Blue (sharing sisterhood stories)

April 17th, Wednesday, 6 to 9 pm – Sammich (sandwich) night

April 18th, Thursday, 6 to 9 pm – Pizza Party

Garage Sale:

April 19-20, Friday and Saturday – 7 am to 5 pm , several shift times available

Wrap it up! (until October):

April 21, Sunday, 2 to 6 pm – clean-up, donation, and storage of remaining items

If you have any questions about volunteering or donations, please contact our garage sale chair at