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


A Thank You from RMH

February 20, 2014

Alpha Delta Pi Nashville Alumnae

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, we want to thank you for bringing together such a great group of volunteers and providing supplies to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  We appreciate your longtime support and your dedication to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.

The 32-bedroom Nashville Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families with a critically ill child who is receiving treatment at a Nashville area hospital. Coping with a seriously ill child can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences a family may ever face.  For families having to travel long distances to hospitals for their child’s medical treatment, the strain is even more severe.  The Ronald McDonald House offers a great alternative to these families who would otherwise pay a large amount for a motel…or perhaps sleep in a hospital waiting room.

We appreciate you spending your morning cleaning, organizing, and disinfecting the Ronald McDonald House.  Thank you for helping us to continue to provide shelter, emotional support, understanding, and a homelike environment to the many families we serve each year.


Kirra Menees

Volunteer Coordinator
Nashville Ronald McDonald House


More Volunteers Needed for RMH Philanthropy Project!!

Our last Garage Sale fundraiser to benefit the Nashville RMH is approaching quickly and there are still lots of volunteer opportunities. Support both our philanthropy and your hard-working sisters that have made this event a success in previous years!

Sign up online to help out – more volunteers are needed, especially on…

– Friday Oct 18th from 11am-2pm

– Saturday Oct 19th from 9am-12pm or 11am-2pm

– Sunday Oct 20th from 12-3pm

 You can help us advertise by printing this flyer to post in your community. 

Please send any questions to Carolyn via email to



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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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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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