Come Meet the Ladies of Delta Chi Theta at our first Rush Event of the Year!

Our first rush event of the year will be Saturday, October 15th. We are all super excited to meet the incoming freshman and the sophomores who are looking to rush to this year! The event will be hosted at 1213 37th Street in Rock Island which is right by the Swanson Commons.

But, don’t worry if you do not know where that address is because ladies of the sorority will be waiting at each dorm lobby to bring you over to the event at 3pm. Even if you can’t be right there at 3, still come! We can’t wait to meet you all!

So come meet the faces of Delta Chi Theta, where you get to know us and our sorority, along with getting free food, free drinks, and a good time! Also, there might even be a special craft that you can do at the event!

When: Saturday October 15th

Time: 3pm

Where: Meet in your dormitory lobbies so we can find you
or come straight to 1213 37th Street!


Why: To have a great time!

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We are never getting older…Or at least we wish!

Delta Chi Theta Seniors had the opportunity to get their professional head shots done by Pamela Cather who is the photographer and owner of Reflections Etc. Photography. Senior year is a year of fun and lasting memories but it is also the time where you must start to think about that dreaded word “graduation“. Graduation also means it is time for job searching and/or grad school applications. By having a professional head shot on your resume or LinkedIn page you can get a leg up and that is why Delta Chi’s, this last Symposium Day, put on those suit jackets and fancy button ups to get their picture taken.

Link to the photographers’ website:

http://www.reflections-etc.com/

 

2016 Homecoming Week Preview!


Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 9.24.26 PMHomecoming Week is one of our favorite weeks of the year for many reasons but mostly because our beloved alumni come back to visit! Homecoming week also consists of the Kick-Off Bonfire, the talent show, the rope pull, the Yell competition, the Sing Competition, the cardboard regatta, the football game, and lastly the alumni BBQ at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap.

The Greek Olympic Games starts off the week on Monday with gladiatorial contests including frisbee golf, combat, and chariot races. The following day, Tuesday, i11204960_10203744906382874_7925078132905053395_ns the Kickoff Bonfire in the Lower Quad with Core’s Kevin Carton’s band, Minus6, performing. Next, some Delta Chi junior twins will be rocking the Augustana talent show at Centennial at 7pm on Wednesday. Sarah and Emily Fischer will be performing their musical talent with
their signature violin duo performance. Thursday evening is when Delta Chi’s finally get to show off our Yell routine that we have been diligently working on over the last month. Hannah Hart and Alexis Hill’s routine is sure to be a great show! Friday, Friday, Friday gotta sing on Friday! The Sing competition and Homecoming Court Coronation will be held in Centennial at 7pm. The Sing Chairs Kristina MacDonald, Taryn Woell, and Grace Cowan are exciting to showcase their hard work and routine. We have three Delta Chi’s nominated for Homecoming court!  Junior Erin Ansusinha and Sophomore Carla Bennett have been nominated on behalf of Delta Chi and got voted onto the court. Come cheer on our Delta Chi’s in the talent show, Yell, and Sscreen-shot-2016-09-26-at-2-34-45-pming! Finally, Saturday will consists of the Cardboard Regatta, the football game, and the Alumni BBQ at Kavanaugh’s. The Vikings will face Elmhurst at Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor
Athletic Complex at 1pm. The BBQ is hosted at 1228 30th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 across from the soccer and lacrosse field from 3pm-7pm. Free food and free drinks will be provided for all Delta Chi Theta alumni!

Alumni, have any questions about Homecoming email Hannah Hart or Zoe Staves. hannahart13@augustana.edu & zoestaves14@augustana.edu

 

Delta Chis had ‘Awes’ for Clean Paws this Past Sunday

On Sunday, September 18, 2016 the ladies of Delta Chi Theta hosted their annual car wash. Except this year, with a clear organization in mind, the ladies turned their usual strictly car wash into a car AND dog wash! The philanthropy chairs, senior Elise Cather and sophomore Melette DeVore, organized and chose the organization that the money was going to be donated to. The chairs selected the Quad City Animal Welfare Center (QCAWC), which happens to be the Quad Cities only full-service, no-kill shelter. Delta Chi Theta also has their own Royal Neighbors of America (RNA) chapter- headed by Amie Badgett, Mylaun Griffith, and Austynn Eubank– which also helped out with the day.

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Our Philanthropy Event Chairs: Elise Cather & Melette DeVore along with Emma (Elise’s pooch) and Elise’s Boyfriend Kyle

Members of the sorority volunteered in the Centennial parking lot on Augustana College’s campus, right off 7th Ave. and 38th St. from 12:30 until 3 PM. The women knew it was going to be a fantastic day when they realized they had raised $500 in only 45 minutes. The event was held over the College’s annual Family Weekend, which encouraged students to not only invite their parents but to also bring their dogs from home. Since this was a charity wash, there was no price, participants were simply encouraged to donate. Not ones to shy away from what can be seen as a challenge, the chairs provided homemade dog treats as well as a bottle of puppy-themed wine to those who donated more than $15 and $50 respectively. At one point, the ladies were even taking song requests for donations! Although the ladies raised a significant amount of money through the wash itself, there were other fundraisers held including: selling T-shirts (which fought back against Greek stereotypes and promoted the QCAWC by saying, “We don’t buy our friends, we adopt them!”), dog treats, as well as a reaching out to families and friends who could not make the wash but still wanted to make a difference.

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Taryn & Ella holding signs trying to market the event this Sunday!

Clearly the event was extremely successful. The local news even came out! In total the girls washed: 50 cars, 1 motorcycle, 1 lawnmower, and 30 dogs. After all of their fundraising efforts, the philanthropy chairs and RNA got to present the Quad City Animal Welfare Center with %100 percent of the profits which was $2,700. The money donated will go toward helping the Center spay and neutering, sponsoring adoptions, and animal care. Sunday could not have been possible without the generosity of the community, the students, and families. Through all of this support and Delta Chi’s own passion for the cause, profits were raised 500% from previous years! In order to keep paying it forward, over 40 girls have been trained to volunteer at the QCAWC. They are currently looking to organize a sleepover at the shelter with the animals. For more information about the QCAWC please visit at https://www.qcawc.org/ or take a visit to them at 724 W 2nd Avenue Milan, IL 61264 and hopefully you can find someone to give a forever home to!

$2,700 would not have been raised without everyones’ help and donations! THANK YOU!

-Pictures by Emily Lucnik

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