Behind the Scenes at MTM
This blog is a day-to-day update of what is going on in Mu Tau Mu. Eventually we'll move the older journal entries from our livejournal space but for now to read the archives (entries prior to May 19, 2005), head over to http://www.livejournal.com/users/amzmtm/.
Things you'll hear about here include notification that new photos or other items are posted on our private website (more about the site is here), more detail on our activities than you see in our month-by-month history blog, news from Case, news from the collegiate chapter, news from Alpha Chi Omega at large, and occasionally fun new ideas on their way to implementation. Links to the private site will take you directly to the item mentioned.
To protect the privacy of our members, only first names will be given.
On April 16-17 at Relay for Life, the Case Western Reserve University community raised $65,786 for the American Cancer Society! We're really proud of the role our Alpha Chi Omega sisters played in making the event a success. Lora, Event Chair, is a Zeta Upsilon alumna, and serving on her committee were two ZU collegians, Mandy, Advocacy Co-Chair, and Rachel, Registration Chair.
Among groups fundraising, Team Alpha Chi Omega came in second place, raising $3218! Congratulations to Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine on their first place fundraising, and to the Case School of Medicine - Cancer Warriors on coming in third!
Among individuals fundraising, many Alpha Chi Omegas made the top 100 list including alumna Lora (#10) and collegians Christine (#19), Stephanie (#24), Chelsea (#26), Erika (#38), Jennifer (#43), Jessica (#47), Megan (#80), and Sarah (#85). Other sisters participating included alumna Smitha (on the Case School of Medicine - Cancer Warriors Team) and collegians Brittany, Amy, Hillary, Jaclyn, Elizabeth, Rosy, Alyssa, Jenny, Victoria, Jessica, Ellen, Jillian and Crystal (all of Team Alpha Chi Omega).
Altogether, 75 teams and 1170 individuals participated in the overnight event held at the North Residential Village Stadium.
Did you participate in the event? We'd love to hear about it!
Are you a part of your local Relay for Life? Tell us about it!
Please join us, the Alpha Chi Omega chapter at CWRU, and greater Cleveland AXO alumnae in supporting DVC-Cleveland!
"DVC has another opportunity for fundraising – with your help!
We have the chance to get $1 from each ticket sold for the Lilith Fair this summer!
Please vote for us!!!
Become a fan of Lilith Fair on Facebook, click the tab that says “Choose Yours”, pick our city (Cleveland) and then cast your vote for the Domestic Violence Center!
Thanks so much for your help!"
The Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland (DVC), ZU's local domestic violence shelter/agency, is a finalist in the Spread the Warmth contest to win a $10,000 grant. Thanks to DVC Supporter Kris Packard who nominated them! Please take a minute to vote for her entry! Go to http://kraft.promotions.com/spreadthewarmth2010/front.do register, and then choose Finalist #3. Thank you!!
The members of Zeta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega volunteer at DVC and raise funds for them too. We know your support will mean a lot to them!
We especially want to wish Zeta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega a great week! We know the women have worked really hard preparing for all the events, and want them to know we are proud of them no matter the outcome! Go AXO!!
Greek Week Variety Show 2010 video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1144465724441&ref=nf
Here's a holiday that the Real. Strong. Women at Alpha Chi Omega are excited to be a part of:
"International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD was run in 1911. Next year is IWD Global Centenary 1911-2011."
Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All is the theme for 2010.
The United Nations plays a major role in today's celebration and it is great to see them focusing on the elimination of violence against women:
“The “UNiTE to End Violence against Women” campaign that I launched last year is galvanizing action across the United Nations system. It calls for all countries to put in place, by the year 2015, strong laws, multi-sectoral action plans, preventive measures, data collection, and systematic efforts to address sexual violence in conflict situations. I invite Governments, organizations and individuals to join us in this Campaign. I have also just launched a Network of Men Leaders to strengthen our advocacy.”
We hope today you'll take a few minutes to learn more about International Women's Day and see how it's being celebrated around the world. Check out http://www.internationalwomensday.com/media/ and http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/women/ or follow along with the live blog at http://live.reuters.com/Event/International_Womens_Day_2010_2
Great article from today's NYT: 3 Proven Steps That Can Advance the World's Women: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/three-proven-steps-to-advance-the-worlds-women-on-international-womens-day/