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College sorority alumnae invited to Panhellenic luncheon

Women who were members of a Panhellenic sorority during their college days are invited to the sixth annual luncheon of sorority alumnae to take place in Pagosa Springs on Saturday, Aug.27.

The luncheon will be held in the private room at Boss Hogg’s restaurant, located at 157 Navajo Trail Road, starting at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15, which includes your choice from four entrées, wheat bread, a non-alcoholic drink (coffee, soda or iced tea), dessert, tax and tip. Entrée choices are crab cakes, five-cheese lasagna, Cajun chicken quesadilla, or potato skins topped with cheese and bacon. Dessert is bread pudding with whiskey sauce.

Prepaid reservations are required by Friday, August 19. To confirm your participation, send a check for $15 per person made out to San Juan Pi Beta Phi to Pi Beta Phi, PO Box 3591, Pagosa Springs CO 81147, and specify which of the four entrees you want. Also, please confirm your name, phone, e-mail, sorority and college where you pledged to ensure our list remains current and accurate.  Marilyn’s telephone is 731-3176 if you have questions regarding your reservation.

At past luncheons, our keynote speakers have been Chi Omega Alicia O’Brien, who gave a presentation last year on “Panhellenic Women-Hardworking, Dedicated and Inspiring,” and Pi Beta Phi Lisa Scott, who has spoken on changes in sorority recruitment, the growing importance of philanthropies among college sororities and their alumnae groups, and the issue of hazing on college campuses.

This year our guests will provide the program, as we are asking each attendee to take one minute to describe a significant event in their lives in the year since our last luncheon. Examples might include a special trip, a wedding, a family reunion, or an unusual accomplishment.

Last year a record 34 women from 29 different universities and 17 different sororities across the country attended the fifth luncheon for Panhellenic sorority women now living in Pagosa Springs and Durango.

“Panhellenic sorority ladies visiting our area from other places are warmly welcome to attend as well,” said Scott, president of the San Juan Pi Beta Phi alumnae group which is organizing the event. “Our first five events were great fun — stimulating conversation, an interesting program, and an opportunity to renew friendships and meet new women.”

A list is being maintained of women who attended any of the first five luncheons and/or asked to be included.  To be added to the list, or to update your e-mail address, contact Carole Howard at or 731-2448 with your name, phone, e-mail, sorority and college where you pledged. 

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