Monday, December 1, 2008

DG Alumnae survey

Hey girlies:

I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday season. I just wrote out a survey for the alumnae members. Brynn and I would like to get some feedback on what activities you would be interested in participating in and some other info. The link to the survey is below.

We would really appreciate it if you could just take a few minutes to fill it out. There are only a few questions and should not take long. Thank you for all your help.

Shellie Simpson
Alumnae VP Programming

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Neighbor-to-Neighbor product drive

Hey ladies:

This holiday season the Delta Gamma alumnae group is going to help the United Way with their product drive for the neighbor-to-neigbor response program they have. It is a great opportunity for us to get our name out in the community and help out this holiday season. All the information is posted below about what items we are accepting. We also have a few drop off locations available for your convenience. All items must be dropped off by Dec. 6th. We did not want to put our addresses on this public site you can email us to get our info for the drop off locations..

Drop off for Salt Lake City- Shellie Simpson-

Drop off for Sandy- Brynn Bills Nygren-

Drop off for Sugarhouse- Jenny Mabey Bowen-

The effects of the economic crisis are all around us! United Way of Salt Lake is taking a proactive role in response to the serious challenges presented by the current economic crisis by coordinating donations of cash and products to distribute to our community's frontline nonprofit service providers. These increased resources will not only shore up those families and individuals who are struggling during this difficult time, but also create hope for a brighter future for us all. We are calling on individuals and organizations to get involved to help our neghbors from falling into further crisis.

Nonprofit organizations are in need of various products that support their mission, provide needed items for their clients, and reduce program costs.

Needed items:

Baby products - diapers, wet wipes, formula, baby food

Blankets - new and gently used

Clothing - new socks and underwear for children and adults

Food - canned food, foods high in protein (tuna fish, peanut butter, beans, canned fruits, vegetables, and soup)

Toilet paper

Please contact Brynn if you have any questions @ her email listed above. Thanks so much for all of your help!

Shellie Simpson

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Alumnae Brunch

Hey girls! We are planning a brunch for all the new alumnae or alumnae new to the area. All the details are below. Please RSVP to me if you can attend.

Time and Place

Saturday, November 15, 2008

10:00am - 12:00pm

Oyster Bar
54 W. Market Street
Salt Lake City, UT

Contact Info


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall Formal Volunteers

Hi ladies! We are currently looking for a couple volunteers to chaperone Fall formal for the collegiates. It is November 1st @ The Depot from 7-10 p.m. Even if you could only do half the night that would be fabulous. Please let me know if you are available.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

DG collegiate Casino Night

Hey ladies!! The beautiful young ladies of our collegiate chapter are throwing a Casino night to fundraise money. It is this Monday, October 6 @ 8 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested to attend. All the info is below regarding the event. I think it would be great if a bunch of alumnae could attend and show our support. I hope to see you there!

DG Casino Night Event Info:

The Delta Gee's

Time and Place
Monday, October 6, 2008

8:00pm - 10:00pm

100 South 1373 East

Salt Lake City, UT

Contact Info

Come to the Delta Gamma house for a night of Black Jack and Texas Hold 'Em. There is a $5 suggested donation and there will be prizes for our top 3 winners.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

DG convention '08

Hey Ladies! This is Shellie Simpson (pledge class '03) and I recently attended the Delta Gamma convention in Palm Desert California. It was fabulous and I learned a lot of great information that I would like to pass onto you and share some pictures. Here are some of the main changes and great new things I learned while at convention:

1. EO has launched a new social networking site just for Delta Gammas. If you go to the Anchor's Online website ( you can click on the MyDG link to set up your account. It is similar to facebook and MySpace but exclusively for Delta Gammas. We will be creating an alumnae group on the site to inform everyone of upcoming events, birthdays, dues, etc.

2. EO will now be invoicing you for your per capita dues. This way you can pay online or send a check to them. This DOES NOT include your local chapter dues, which will be made payable to your local chapter treasurer. This is a great new way to help our local chapter know who is paying and possibly connect with sisters that are paying their per capita dues but are not involved or aware of our local chapter.

3. EO will be holding the first ever Helen Dunbar Lucas Alumnae Academy in Columbus, Ohio next year (April 17-19). All alumnae are invited to attend and the Delta Gamma Foundation will pay for one alumnae delagate to attend.

4. Congratulations! We were a recipient of the Alumnae excellence award!!

I am so excited for these changes and our new alumnae board. We are working hard to make the '08-'09 alumnae year the best ever! I lok forward to seeing all of you in the year to come!!

Shellie Simpson

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sample Sale!

As some of you might know we have an alum that designs for Marker. She has let us in on a little sale secret...Marker/Volkl's sample sale coming up. Sorry that the color of this flyer isn't coming through right, but the dates are June 16-18th from 3-6pm. The address is: 1405 W 2200 S, #100.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Delta Gamma Alumnae Annual Flower Sale 2008

It's that time of year again to dig out our gardening gloves and welcome summer with a splash of colorful blooms. Once again, we have gone back to the same Ogden-based nursery. All orders will be available in time for Mother's Day. So treat yourself, your mom or a friend to some cheerful flowers and at the same time support the Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter.

FLOWER PICK-UP ON MAY 9 or 10, 2008

Geraniums & Hanging Geraniums
Geraniums potted in 4 1/2" square pots - $3.50
Colors: Snow White - Red - Salmon - Light Pink - Dark Pink

Hanging Geraniums are multi-colored Pink/Burgundy combination (4 1/2" square pots)

Flat of Petunias (12 packs of 4, 48 total) - $14.00
Colors: Red - White - Pink - Burgundy - Sugar Daddy (Plum) - Blue - Mixed

Just email with your orders - remember to include type, color and quantity. We will not be sending out order forms in the mail this year, so make sure that if you know of anyone that would like to order and isn't on our email list to send an order for them. Remember that you can combine orders with someone - friends, family, or neighbors. They don't have to be DGs. If your order is above $75, then we will deliver your order to your home. If it is under $75 then you'll need to pick up your order at Ashley Aoki's Home (email for address). If you don't want to drive to Draper, then order over $75!

Friday, April 11, 2008

A Compliment From Our Regional Alumnae Specialist

I received the following email from our Regional Alumnae Specialist and wanted to share with all of you so that you know that all of your efforts do not go unnoticed:

Dear Ashley:
I am preparing the alumnae review for EO and wanted to tell your alumnae what a wonderful profile and activities you present.Salt Lake City alumnae have such strengths and your collumnae activities sound so engaging.You show and increase in membership over the biennium from 37 to 43.Wonderful! ***If your 50 year members pay their local dues to your SLC group they may be counted as long as their names are sent to EO. If this is your situation,will you be able to get that information to EO rather quickly?Really, next year or next convention you should consider nominating your chapter for the outstanding chapter award.Thank you and congratulations again!
Elissa Feldmeyer

Elissa F. Feldmeyer, Iota-U of IllinoisDelta Gamma FraternityRegion 7 Alumnae Specialist4814 Avondale CircleColorado Springs, CO 80917-3602719-574-5649 (H)719-660-7378 (C)

A DG's Book

I was just emailed the following email and just thought that I would share incase anyone is looking for a book to read (and support another DG):

Hi Ashley, I'm a 1991 alum from UC Berkeley (Gamma), and I just published a romantic comedy! It's called "Perfect on Paper," and it's about a single woman in San Francisco whose life is hardly perfect. I like to say the target audience is any woman who has ever had a really bad date or realized halfway through the work day that her skirt is on backwards.
Thank you Ashley-- and ITB!
Maria Murnane

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Founders Day 2008

Founder's Day 2008 was a great success largely due to our great event chair Jacque Riehl-Knell. She did a wonderful job planning this event. We want to give her a huge thank you!The Program

Thanks to all of our sponsors that donated items for the Silent Auction and other goods to make the night possible.Our great new alums that helped by donating time and energy to help make this event possible. They are: Lisa Sandoval, Shellie Simpson & Jacqi Livingston.Ladies from Pledge Class 1995 - the ladies being shushed! From left to right - Natalie Cole Cook, Emily Muir Redd, Whitney Hammer Hall, and Michelle Bridge Barrus.
The Outstanding Members accepting their awards. The Outstanding Members are from the collegiate chapter.
All the ladies sitting down to dinner.
Annie Sidwell recognizing our only 50 year member to attend Founder's Day, Margaret Thompson Sanders.
Annie also recognized Luella Wheeler Finlinson for her 76 years of Delta Gamma membership! She is such an adorable woman who hasn't lost any of her spunk. We hope to see her again next year! She was one of the original members of DG on the University of Utah campus.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Summer Schedules

Hi Ladies~

I just saw on Alisa's blog that she is coming to SLC soon. I was thought I would check in to see if anyone has their summer trips planned yet. I know there are a ton of us that are "out-of towners" and I would love to see as many as I can. My 3 and I can come whenever so let us know of any times that would be better. The pool party at Chelsea's was so much fun, I would love to try to plan another playdate!

Can't wait to see everyone's kids again! I posted some of my 3 since I can't stand posts without pictures ;)

ITB- Rachel (Reeves)
Will- 1, Presley- 2, Kaitlyn- 3

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pledge Class '00

Apparently these ladies are getting together and not emailing me the photos. I've stolen this off of Ashley Peterson Beck's blog. Isn't it a cute picture of all of them - it's Ashley Peterson, Katie Clark, Laura Stoker & Tess Bennett. I love to see that they are all still getting together and they are as beautiful as every. DG's ROCK!!!

Be warned that if I find anymore cute pictures on anyone else's blogs - they might show up here.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Founder's Day Update

Founder's Day will be on March 24, 2008. We had originally planned it for March 17, but found out while planning that the collegians will be on Spring Break. All the specific details are still in the planning stages. You should be receiving an invitation via mail in the next few weeks and I'll email everyone the specific details as well. If you don't receive the emails or mailings that we send out, please let me know by emailing me at If you have any comments or suggestions about Founder's Day - you can post a comment on at the end of this post. We would love to see as many women that came last year.

Also, for those that are willing to donate any items for the silent auction - please email me as well.

Thanks & ITB,
Ashley Canick Aoki

February Update

Hi Ladies,

Here is our new blog. Sorry for the change, but the last blog site I tried to use was not as user friendly as this one. I promise it won't change again.

I've had a few ideas about the blog and one of them was to attach everyone's individual blogs on the sidebar. All of you who blog know what I'm talking about. So - if you have a blog and don't mind it appearing on this blog so people can connect with you - please just leave a comment here with your first name & maiden name , pledge year and blog address. This will help us to keep in contact with all of our 'sisters' out there that may no longer be living close to Utah anymore. I'll post my personal blog so that you can all see what I mean for those of you who think that I'm speaking French right now.

If anyone would like the blog username and password so you can post something - just email me at I'll be happy to give it out to anyone. I just don't want to send out a mass email with it because we don't need any randoms posting anything for us.

Ashley Canick Aoki

Pledge Class '97 & '98

From left to right (back row) - Chelsea Brubaker, Ashley Canick, Chelsa Greene, Merilee Fetzer, Jenesey Hayes(front row) - Tanna Bourne, Joni VanBoreum, Amy StokerSome ladies from pledge classes of 1997 & 1998 had a little gathering at Chelsa Greene Adamson's house over the holiday break because Jenesey Hayes (AZ) & Chelsea Brubaker (PA) where in town. We all had a great time catching up and watching all of our little rugrats run around and play together.

Thanks for letting us all come over Chelsa!!Please email me at if you would like me to post something for you. I know that there are DG get-togethers going on out there and we want to hear about them. Please share!!!

Birthday Lunch

Some of the ladies from the pledge class of '96 got together to celebrate some birthdays at Red Butte Cafe. From right to left - Summer, Emily, Whitney, Michelle and Anne.

DG Pool Party

Pledge Classes of 1997 - 1999 - Pool Party
It was a day to reunite with the women that you might have not seen in awhile and catch up. Meeting the new additions to everyone's lives was also a much added bonus! It was a lot of fun! Thanks to Chelsea for letting us use your pool!
From right to left: KT Steenblik, Amy Stoker, Chelsa Greene, Joni VanBoerum, Chelsea Brubaker, Rachel Reeves, Tanna Bourne, Whitney Cannon, Ashley Canick