This November we will hold elections for the next New York City Alumnae Panhellenic President, VP of Internal Communication, Treasurer and VP of Membership. I can speak from personal experience serving as VP of Social & PR and then two terms as president of NYCAP that this can be one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences you can have as a Greek woman post college. My position as a NYCAP board member has added an extra pow to my already dynamic resume, connected me with some amazing men and women in New York City and has provided me with an additional lifetime of Greek memories. If you are interested in getting more involved with the local community of New York City, meeting new people, guiding your alumnae chapter and just crushing it please apply using this link. Descriptions of each position can be found below. Applications are due October 20th.
The President serves as an ex-officio member of all committees (except where bylaws specify a Nominating Committee); appoints all committees, subject to the approval of the Executive Board, except where otherwise provided in the bylaws; establishes, with the assistance of individual officers, a job description for each officer; maintains the official files of the organization; schedules and conducts regular meetings of the Executive Board; sends e-mail notice of quarterly business meetings to membership; submits annual and/or updates of reports to the National Panhellenic Conference as requested/required; and submits names of new officers to the National Panhellenic and Area Advisor by May 15.
The VP of Internal Communications works closely with the VP of External Communications; takes minutes at quarterly business meetings and distributes to Panhellenic Executive Board, and when needed Chapter Presidents and Chapter Panhellenic Delegates; takes minutes of Executive Board retreats and forwards them to officers for the follow-up and/or approval; answers email messages/requests; coordinates the publication of bi-monthly communications to the Executive Board, Chapter Presidents and Chapter Delegates; works with PR/Social Events chairwoman to update events on social networking sites; maintains the New York City Alumnae Panhellenic membership roster and the Executive Board and Delegate Group Databases.
The Treasurer bills alumnae associations and collects annual dues; maintains custody of funds throughout the year; keeps an accurate account of all accounts held under the New York City Alumnae Panhellenic Association name and reports quarterly to the membership the statement of accounts; builds and monitors the NYCAP yearly budget; and pays yearly dues of the New York City Alumnae Panhellenic to the National Panhellenic Conference.
The VP of Membership regularly “checks-in” via email with Alumnae Association delegates (presidents and Panhellenic representatives); follow-ups with chapters not represented at quarterly meetings; establishes committees and work groups as needed to support projects and initiatives; contacts International/ National headquarters of National Panhellenic Conference groups not currently represented on the New York City Alumnae Panhellenic; and establishes a relationship with and serves as a liaison to area Collegiate Panhellenics, coordinates the New York City Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship process.
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This year’s All Greek Happy Hour was a big success. NYCAP, thanks to the support of friends, fellow Greeks and SideBAR, was able to raise $808 towards the NYCAP Scholarship Fund. For those of you who could not make it … Continue reading
On March 3rd sorority women, both collegiate and alumnae, will gather at the Today Show to celebrate International Badge Day. In years past women from NYU, Columbia and even chapters outside the New York area have participated in this event. Show your sorority pride with some good ol’ fashion poster board and glitter. Prepare to tell the world how much you love being a member of your sorority and NPC with an awesome sound bite. Bring your fellow chapter sisters and friends from other NPC sororities. And if you can’t make it to the Today Show you can Wear Your Letters On Your Heart in the office, school, grocery store, gym, everywhere!
And please send any photos of you and your sisters celebrating International Badge Day to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City Alumnae Panhellenic strives to not only promote the principles of the National Panhellenic Conference within its alumnae body, but also its collegiate members. In support of our younger sisters we established the New York City Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship. This award is given annually to one outstanding Panhellenic collegiate woman, currently enrolled in a school within the five boroughs of New York City who exemplifies the standards of a Panhellenic woman—those being good scholarship, good character, and good citizenship.
Last year’s winner was Vienna Messina, a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi at Columbia University. Vienna is majoring in Spanish and Latin American Cultures with a minor in Political Science. She carries a high GPA and has held a number of leadership positions within her chapter and in other organizations at Columbia University. Vienna is “very serious and passionate” about her membership in Alpha Omicron Pi and does not take it for granted, especially after working many hours at a law firm and babysitting to pay off her dues.
If you know a woman who embodies the ideas listed above, which are exemplified by last year’s winner, or believe you are such a woman please contact us at email@example.com with the subject line NYCAP SCHOLARSHIP to receive an application. The scholarship entry period closes on March 28, 2014. The winner will be notified in May.
Vienna Messina, 2013 NYCAP Scholarship Winner. Alpha Omicron Pi, Columbia University
For the past 6 years I’ve read over the New York City Panhellenic Awards applications and each year they get more and more exhausting. I don’t know how any of our chapters do what they do. The amount and style of alumnae programming, going far beyond a simple happy hour; or outreach to collegiate chapters from Manhattan to Ithaca to New Brunswick; or hosting charity galas at a Guest of a Guest level is simply amazing. And I don’t know how the voting delegation chooses because it’s getting more and more competitive every year as our chapters grow and improve. But in every competition there must be a winner and, well, didn’t win this time around. So congratulations to this years winners who were chosen from a pack of fantastic alumnae chapters.
Delta Delta Delta, Best Philanthropic Programming
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Best Collegiate Outreach & Support
Chi Omega, Best Alumnae Outreach & Support
Alpha Omicron Pi, Most Panhellenic Spirit
Chi Omega & Delta Gamma, Most Unique Programming
Barbara Woods, Most Panhellenic Spirited Individual
Come mix and mingle at the First Annual Panhellenic Celebration on Sunday, November 17th, from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the James Room, at Barnard Hall (4th Floor), Barnard College. This event is a celebration of the Panhellenic Community at Columbia University and in the greater NYC area. All proceeds from the event will go to the Panhellenic Scholarship Fund which aims to help women interested in joining the Greek Community, but struggle with the financial obligations, find a home in Columbia’s Panhellenic Organizations. The event will include brunch, a student performance by Columbia’s very own Metrotones, and a speech from New York City Alumnae Panhellenic President Jillian Gray. This is a great opportunity to get involved our collegiate community, meet current sisters in Columbia’s Panhellenic Organizations, mingle with fellow alumnae from Panhellenic Organizations represented in the area and raise money to support future Panhellenic women. Tickets are $10 for alumnae and can be purchased in advance here or at the door.
Hi ladies! Here’s a fun opportunity to sweeten up your office – host a bake sale for girls’ education! Philanthropy never tasted so good.