Friday, July 08, 2011
Here are just a few photos from their trip!
Unveiling the Archives
Inside the Archives
A Collection of Batons through 1972
A Membership Plaque
Chapter Photo from a 1925 College Yearbook
Tau Chapter Charter (with Grace Mattern's signature)
The 1950 & 1965 National Conventions
The Gavel Award (Awarded to Outstanding Collegiate Chapters)
And finally a lunch break!
National President Cora Willett, Expansion Committee member Jordan Werring and National Director of Ritual Jessica Schollenberger
Thursday, February 24, 2011
National Director of Special Services Announced
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Haun!
With Phi Beta Sincerity,
Monday, July 19, 2010
Convention Wrap Up
Leadership Pin: Jordan Weering, Phi
Collegiate Scholarship Honorable Mention: Kerstin Schumaker, Phi
Alumni Chapter Award: Pi Alpha Mu, Cincinnati
President's Award for Excellence: Madeline Wright, Pi Alpha Theta
The Convention delegates inducted the new slate of National Officers. The new officers are listed below and may be contacted through phibeta.com.
National President: Cora Willett
National VP Alumni: Elin Torvik
National VP Collegiates: Alicia Gausepohl
National Treasurer: Shirley May Byrnes
National Editor: Carrie Frederick
More photos, videos, and information from the Convention are posted on the facebook event page. Thanks to everyone for another great convention, particularly the Pi Alpha Mu chapter for their amazing job as hosts!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Out for Art in Cincinnati
Pi Alpha Mu chapter members Leesa & Terry performing for the Memorial Service
Convention attendees toured the Cincinnati Wing of the Cincinnati Museum of Art.
The National Council awarded the Leadersip to Jordan Weering.
National President Cora Willett presents Phi member Jordan Weering the Leadership Pin
Jordan unfortunately is unable to attend the Saturday evening Awards Banquet, so her pin was awarded on the bus after a tour of architecture and important artistic venues in Cincinnati.(Which makes for a good future Phi Beta trivia question!)
Back to Our Beginnings - 1912!
There was a traditional dinner, dramatic vignette, dance presentation and sing-a-long.
Pi Alpha Mu chapter members present a dramatic vignette as Phi Beta's three founders
Pi Alpha Mu chapter members with host Bill Cooley.
Phi chapter members at dinner
Friday, July 16, 2010
Meetings & A Broadcast History Lesson
We had a break where members enjoyed not only a delicious lunch, but where also treated to another historic vignette which highlighted Phi Beta's historic relationship to broadcasting and
Pi Alpha Mu chapter members performing
Bravo for Broadcasting presentation on the history of broadcasting in Cincinnati
Members are looking forward to an exciting night in 1912 this evening!
Labels: national convention
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Reuniting Old & New Friends - Registration & Opening Reception
The opening reception featured Phi Beta history, including a historic artistic vignette and several displays of the history of Cincinnati.
Pi Alpha Mu members performing a historic vignette
Phi member Jordan Weer performing during the opening reception
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
National Council Preparing for Convention
We took a break to join some other members for dinner at a local restaurant. And since it's National Ice Cream Day, we had to stop at Graeter's - a local ice cream joint.
Then it was back to the work of finalizing paper work and agenda items.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the opening reception Thursday night @ 7pm. You can keep up with all of the Convention happenings right here on the Official Phi Beta blog. We'll have more photos & videos posted on our Facebook Event Page.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Phi Beta's jewelry prices are going up immediately after Convention. Since many people choose to purchase jewelry (for themselves and as gifts for fellow members) during Convention, we've decided to hold off on the price increase until July 19. If you've been considering a jewelry purchase, now is the time to make it and save!
You can browse all available jewelry at phibeta.com
Stay Tuned for Convention Updates!
We'll be posting breaking news for those of you unable to attend, so check phibeta.com often.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Convention 2010: Bridging Time thru the Arts-Registration
Download the Convention Registration Form
Early registration (before June 10, 2010) $155
Registration Fee includes: Thursday Evening Reception, Friday Lunch, Saturday Lunch w/transportation to Art Museum and Pilgrim Chapel, Saturday Banquet and Meeting Supplies.
Hotel Reservations and Information
Make your hotel reservations by June 10, 2010 to receive discount price.
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront: 800-333-333 or www.Radisson.com
Please identify yourself as part of Phi Beta Convention. Radisson is offering these rates for 2 days before and after convention. All rooms are the same price, regardless of occupancy.
Room rates are $138.01 (including taxes)
Complimentary Airport Transportation (5:00 am- 12:00 am Daily)
Complimentary Parking and WIFI to all guests.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Convention 2010 - Cincinnati Ohio
Stay tuned to phibeta.com and your RosePetals for detailed information & registration info.
Celebrate 98 years of Phi Beta!
Labels: national convention
Monday, August 04, 2008
eRose Petals is Coming Your Way!
Phi Beta news delivered regularly right to your email!
Does the National Office have your current email address on file?
You can update all of your information at phibeta.com!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Impromptu Dance & Jam Session
Irish dancing by Julia. Guitar by Doug. Bodhran by Carrie.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Congratulations to the 2008 National Phi Beta Award Winners!
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE:
Awarded to members for specific achievement and service to the fraternity.
Gay Ross-Clunis, Pi Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Newport News/Williamsburg, VA, for starting a new alumni chapter
Cora Willett, Pi Epsilon Alpha Chapter - e-Chapter, for work above and beyond National Council duties.
ALUMNI CHAPTER AWARD:
A National Council Award; a monetary award given to an alumni chapter which has exhibited outstanding achievement.
Pi Alpha Upsilon, Newport News/Williamsburg, VA.
NATIONAL HISTORIAN AWARD:
Awarded to historians/members for superior contributions to fraternity publications
Bernice DuLong, Pi Alpha Theta Chapter, Los Angeles, CA
Sylvia Crowell, Pi Iota Chapter, Los Angeles CA.
COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:
Monetary award given to a collegiate member who has not only exhibited artistic talent, but has also displayed exemplary abilities in living a life of service. National Council was pleased to award a high honorable mention:
Natalie West, Phi Chapter, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.
Award given to a collegiate member in recognition of outstanding leadership and a demonstration of integrity within Phi Beta.
Alicia Gausepohl, Phi Chapter, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
Mary Anne Edmiston, Phi Chapter, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
ESTHER KELLOGG-SCHULZ ALUMNI GRANT:
Grant awarded to an alumni member to assist in furthering professional endeavors.
Nancy Schuman, Pi Alpha Sigma Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio
JACK E. BLAKE PATRON AWARD:
Award given to a Phi Beta patron who has generously shared both time and talent with Phi Beta members.
Alvin Mills, Pi Alpha Theta Chapter, Los Angeles, CA
HELENGRACE WARWICK AWARD:
Award given to an alumni member who has steadfastly and continuously lived a life of service. The recipient of this award must have also exhibited special cooperation with National Council within his/her lifelong years of service.
Eleanor Hughes, Pi Alpha Theta Chapter, Los Angeles, California.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Phi Beta Announces New National Officers
National President: Cora Willett
National VP Alumni: Carrie Frederick
National VP Collegiates: Alicia Gausepohl
National Treasurer: Debbie Frantz
National Editor: Dawn Pilger
If you are interested in any Directorships or assisting nationals please check phibeta.com for further information.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Convention 2008 Marches In!
Photos from Convention '08 are available here. We are also soliciting your photos and videos from Convention - Contact Us!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Phi Beta Initiates New Members, Enjoys Varied Entertainment
Dr. Richardson, trumpet and piccolo trumpet, was one of the performers during the Friday afternoon luncheon, accompanied by Barbara Sterbank.
Phi Beta Hosts Film Premier at Convention
Filmmaker and Composer Jamie Auberg, Pi Alpha Upsilon, takes questions after premiering his film Intergalactic Archaelogy II at the opening night of Phi Beta's Convention in Williamsburg, VA. Auberg wrote the screenplay, composed all original works of music, acted, and edited the film.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Convention Attendees Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg
Phi Beta Convention attendees enjoyed a casual lunch before the official evening kickoff. During lunch, one of our littlest attendees, Ella Willett (daughter of National Treasurer Cora Willett), showed us how cold the water here is:
And then she enjoyed a laugh with National President Elin Torvik.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Stay Tuned for Convention Coverage!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
National Awards Nominations
LEADERSHIP PIN -- individual award given to a collegiate who has not only exhibited outstanding leadership, but has also demonstrated integrity.
ROSE AWARD -- individual award given to an alumni member who has exhibited outstanding professional development or outstanding lifetime career achievement.
HELENGRACE WARWICK AWARD --individual award given to an alumni member who has been of active, lifelong service to Phi Beta, and who has assisted National Council in some capacity.
JACK E. BLAKE PATRON AWARD -- award given to a patron who has demonstrated an unusual commitment or contribution to Phi Beta.
COLLEGIATE PROJECT AWARD -- award given to a collegiate chapter which best brings an awareness of Phi Beta to the campus or the community.
If you wish to nominate an individual or a chapter for one of these awards, you can do so via e-mail or regular mail. Please indicate the name of the award, the name of the individual or chapter, and the reasons WHY the person/chapter deserves recognition. Note that the ROSE AWARD requires a resume, photo and brief biography of the person being nominated.
Send nominations to:
Thardulak (at) aol (dot) com
Monday, April 28, 2008
Phi Chapter's New Web Site!
http://phibetafraternity.webs.com/. Be sure to check them out!
If your chapter has a website let us know, and we will be sure to post it at phibeta.com!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Birthday Phi Beta!
National Treasurer, and Phi alumna, Cora Willet was in attendance this year, with daughters Ella & Lea. See what they had to say!
See more photos at the new Phi Beta flickr page!
Monday, April 07, 2008
Convention Registration Form 2008 Now Available
The most recent edition of the Rose Petals included the Convention Registration Form. If, however, you need more copies, you can now download the registration form from phibeta.com by clicking here.
The form includes registration for the general Convention as well as special Convention events. Be sure to send yours in ASAP!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Alumni Grant & Collegiate Scholarship 2008
Don't forget you have until May 1, 2008 to submit your applications for the Esther Kellog-Schulz Alumni Grants! Details available here!
Your deadline for the 2008 Collegiate Scholarship Competition is also May 1, 2008! Details available for you right here!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Information on Phi Beta Convention 2008 in Williamsburg
In choosing a hotel for the convention site, the warmth of personnel and overall
attractiveness prompted the decision to contract with the Williamsburg Hospitality House next July 17 – 19. As always, the hotel will let you come before the Convention begins and/or stay after the Convention ends for the special Phi Beta room rate. Check with the hotel for details at (757) 229-4020 and to reserve your room.
There is a highly recommended (but optional) walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg. This is a prime tourist attraction. This tour will take place on Thursday, July 17. It will begin at the Hospitality House (the hotel) at 9:00 am. A lunch will be served at King’s Arm Tavern at 11:30 am. After lunch there will be free time to continue touring until 5:00 pm. The tour package includes a two-day pass to Colonial Williamsburg. The cost of the tour package is $70.00 and needs to be sent to the National Treasurer (Cora) with the convention registration form. (Dress should be casual with comfortable shoes. Those wishing to participate in this tour need to make Wednesday night (July 16th) reservations early, as only rooms for National Council have been arranged for that night. When making your arrangements, ask the hotel for the Phi Beta rate. Check in time is 3pm. The hotel does offer luggage storage if the rooms are not available upon check-in.
The nearest airport is the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, VA. Shuttles from the airport to the Hospitality House (the hotel) are available from Tidewater Coach Shuttle Service (757) 218-9539 for the following prices (prices subject to change):
Single: 1-way at $35 and roundtrip at $65
Doubles: 1-way at $40 and roundtrip at $75
Carey VIP Chauffeured Services (757) 220-5466 is also available (3 passenger town car one-way trip cost $87.68). There are also 7 cab companies serving the area (consult a local phone book).
Most of the Williamsburg Area Transport Shuttles service the hotel, providing rides to various places of interest (www.williamsburgtransport.com). Those of age 60 or more ride for half price. Famous places of interest include Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens Theme Park, the Mariners’ Museum, many outlet stores, and the Williamsburg Pottery. The hotel provides pamphlets for these and many other places of interest in Virginia. A magazine offered by the hotel and motel association, which is available in the lobby, gives all this information plus discount coupons for many local shops and restaurants.
Phi Beta members will provide entertainment at the convention. On Thursday evening, Jamie Auberg will present the premiere of his original movie “Intergalactic Archeology.” Mr. Auberg will also play an original clarinet composition at the banquet. The banquet entertainment will also include Emily Chua, who will provide a generous serving of French piano solos. Marjorie Vance (Program Chairperson) will make a vocal appearance with Emily Chua as well. There will be guest artists comprised of new Phi Beta members, friends, and faculty from Centerstage Academy. The forecast is calling for a strong chance of chamber music!
TOTE-BAGS are available by pre-order only. The bags are 2-tone (royal blue and black) with zippers and pockets, perhaps for your water bottle and cell phone. They include a screen print of the Convention info. The Tote-bags cost $15 each. Orders must be placed by June 15, 2008. (We need 25 for a minimum order!)
Send Checks to:
Jamie K. Auberg
Treasurer, Pi Alpha Upsilon
126 Windsor Pines Way, Apt. G
Newport News, VA 23608
If you have any QUESTIONS, call
Gay Ross-Clunis at (757) 565-1873
(M-F before noon or weekends)
We recommend you bring an umbrella, as the weather in this part of Virginia can be quite unpredictable. We also recommend that you bring your credit cards! The renowned shopping center, Merchants’ Square, stays open until 7:30pm, and there are many other delightful shops within Colonial Williamsburg. We look forward to seeing you here in historic Virginia next summer! Please order your tote-bags.
Submitted by Jamie Auberg, PAU
Historian, Pi Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta
Monday, January 21, 2008
Rose Petals Deadline Extended - Resubmissions Requested
It is with great honor I came to join our organization in 1999, only 9 years ago. In that time, I served as my collegiate chapter President and four years as National VP of Collegiates. Last convention, I accepted the National Editor position, and have been struggling to produce quality materials for all of Phi Beta.
I have endured my share of personal and professional trauma and happenings over the last year and a half, since our 2006 convention where I was sworn into office. Fortunately, I was able to produce the most recent issue of the Rose Petals this past summer, but sadly, due to my moves around Columbus, Ohio, missed out on some of the
non-electronic (postal mail) submissions. Currently, I am in the midst of compiling the next issue of Rose Petals, so that you may all get excited about our upcoming 2008 Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia!
It is with heavy heart I write about yet another setback. While at dinner on Monday, January 14, my car was broken into, and my laptop was stolen. I have reported the incident to all necessary parties, but there is little hope of return. While I still have all articles submitted to me via email, again, I have no hard copies of articles or reports from chapters that submitted materials via US Postal Mail. This includes submissions for Rose Petals and the Baton. This includes both hand written letters and photographs.
Sadly, I must request that any submissions made non-electronically be resubmitted as soon as possible. I hope that this will give other chapters a 'last minute' opportunity to submit even if they have not yet turned in a chapter report or feature article. I also hope that many more of our artistic members nationwide will be interested in
posting a small (and inexpensive!) advertisement for this publication. Or if you are interested in updating your chapter report, please do!
I vow to do my best in the production of this winter's Rose Petals (including convention registration information due in June) as well as our upcoming Baton issue which I hope to print by the start of May. Rose Petals submissions are now due January 31 to editor (at) phibeta (dot) com and Baton features by February 22. Ads for those publications have the same deadlines.
Love in Phi Beta,
Sunday, January 20, 2008
2008 National Convention
This year's Convention dates are July 17-20, 2008.
The Convention hotel is the Williamsburg Hospitality House, located near historic Colonial Williamsburg, Merchant's Square, and the College of William and Mary.
Registration information will be available in the next issue of Rose Petals.
Make your plans to attend now!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Welcome Pi Alpha Phi Chapter!
MacDowell Colony Celebrates Centennial
Monday, March 05, 2007
National Council Visits Prospective Convention Site
Council members provided updates on their individual progress in their positions and outlined goals and tasks to complete during their terms. Read their complete officer reports in your Rose Petals.
In addition, the National Council worked with 2008 Convention hosts Pi Alpha Upsilon as they are already delving into the process of planning a great Convention for all of us in Williamsburg. The Council was delighted to attend the initiation of a new Phi Beta member, Jamie Auberg, and preview a trailer for his upcoming film.
Photos from the National Council Meeting:
one of the prospective locations for Convention 2008
National VP Collegiates Roy Pilger, National Editor Julia Frahm,
National VP Alumni Carrie Frederick, National President Elin Torvik,
& National Treasurer Cora Willett enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg
to board their flights home on Sunday morning
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Esther Kellogg-Schultz Alumni Grant
All alumni members of Phi Beta are eligible to apply for these grants of $250 each. The deadline for applying is April 15, 2007.
Further details about the grants may be found online at the Alumni Resource Center.
Monday, October 30, 2006
New Alumni Chapter in Virginia
(from left to right) Blanche (Patron), Rebecca, Emily, Marjorie, Randy, Gay
National President Elin Torvik and National VP Alumni Carrie Frederick had the privilege of visiting the historic Newport News/Williamsburg area to perform the member initiation and chapter installation ceremonies.
Pi Alpha Upsilon chapter co-presidents Rebecca Lowe and Gay Ross-Clunis
The chapter is led by long-time Phi Beta member Gay Ross-Clunis and newly initiated member Rebecca Lowe.
We look forward to seeing our newest alumni chapter grow. Look for more details in your next Rose Petals. Please join all of Phi Beta Fraternity in welcoming our newest members!