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President's Message

A message from our president:

Dear Sisters, 

What a year it’s been for Delta Gamma! As I enter my first year of this presidency, I’ve never been so proud to call all of you ATL DGs my sisters. Last year, we added a third collegiate chapter to our support roster, Delta Sigma-Auburn, in addition to Delta Iota-UGA and Eta Chi-Georgia College, and all three schools received $2,000 dollars in scholarships thanks to the generous women of this chapter. Two of our members, Alanna Montoya and Lauren Pointer, received the Cable Award this year, while a third, Ruth Ruehl, received the prestigious Loyalty Award. We numbered over 300 women strong, beating our goal, and stood as the largest Panhellenic group in Atlanta. And on the Foundation front, we donated over $6,000 to the Foundation and our local Service for Sight organizations, with over 840 service hours logged, and over 1,500 box tops collected. And that’s just at press time! I think it goes without saying those numbers are really just a small sampling of the things this chapter has accomplished this year. I would say I’ve got a lot to live up to, but this chapter doesn’t need my help at all. 

Which is why this year, our theme is Back to Basics. Every year, the board likes to set a theme: a guidepost by which we set our path for programming, communications, everything we do. And after all of 2018-2019’s amazing accomplishments, I realized that for the coming year we had the space to step back and look at what’s made us great not just in the past year, but from our very roots as an Atlanta alumnae chapter, and bring forward only our favorite elements. Things like vision screenings at preschools and elementary schools as a Foundation focus, as we once did in our early days. Things like DG dinners with your sisters, just getting to know one another. We hope you’ll use this year to get back to basics yourself - to remember why you became a Delta Gamma in the first place and why this sisterhood still stands for hope even after your college years. 

If you’re new to Atlanta, welcome. This city has been my home since I was born, and I fall more in love with it every day. If you’ve been with us for a while, thanks for sticking around. Either way, in this mailer you’ll find some more information about our events for this coming year (including our kickoff and our biennial fundraiser - Tables That Bloom), how to pay your dues, and where to find us on social media if you’d like to stay engaged with us this year. I hope you will. 

In the Bonds, 

Emily Dowdell​
president@atldg.org

 

 

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