On Saturday, April 30, 2011, our chapter celebrated it's 5th Annual Orchid Ball at T'afia Restaurant in Midtown, Houston, TX. Chef Monica Pope, seen on both Bravo and Food Network, created a special menu just for us. We were joined by our RFD Angela Sayegh and 4 Alumnae.
After dinner, we had a short awards presentation followed by our traditional passing the gavel ceremony. Kelsey Scales, 2011-2012 Vice President, accepted the gavel on Carmel Glumac's behalf and led the new class of officers in taking their oath. I was also recognized for (finally) graduating! Congratulations to all the award recipients and new officers! Thank you all my officers for 2010-2011. It was a long year...and we survived. I enjoyed my time as President.
Quick reflection from an Alpha sister. Since the founding of the Upsilon Chapter, I have seen 12 pledge classes and 72 candidates cross into the active sisterhood. When the Alpha Class first began our journey to becoming a chapter, we never thought it could grow this fast so soon. I'm so proud of our chapter for all that we have achieved over the years and only expect it to get even better!
Last random notes from me. I will always remember my time with all of you and look forward to still being active. Shall I retire my self proclaimed name of "Miss Phi Rho" now that I am finally graduating?
Posted by: Trish