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12/10 What a great time reconnecting with sisters at the annual holiday owl exchange. Thanks for coming and see you in 2017! 
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11/23 It's time for our annual Pampered Chef fundraiser for Make A Wish! Now until December 10th, place your orders and all FREE product earned through this show will be used as silent auction items at the "Just Wish For It" Gala - hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter in February!! At least 15% of all orders placed will be used as an additional cash donation to Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana or used to purchase additional items for the silent auction.

You can place your orders online now through December 10th using the link below (you should see the host listed as Maria Arand. **All orders of $75 or more will also receive ONE these products FREE: Everyday Cleaning Cloths, Bamboo Spoon Set, Mix N Chop, Classic Scraper, OR 29 Minutes to Dinner Vol. 3 cookbook.

9/18 We appreciate everyone coming out to brunch and assembling bags for the new Pi Alpha members. We hope to see you at our next event! Join us for Book Club and Halloween nights in October. 

6/13 Thanks to everyone who came to Walk for Wishes or made a donation to the event. We love supporting our philanthropy! It was a HOT morning, but we found some shade and had a great time on our 3 mile walk- not to mention a tasty brunch at The Gruff to refuel. 


4/5 What a great time we had at Eleusinia! We had a delicious dinner catching up with sisters, shared alumnae chapter updates, Pi Alpha updates, and our Pi Alpha scholarship winner. Our featured speaker, Lyn Harris, National Archivist, gave a wonderful presentation on Chi Omega's history and Cincinnati's Chi Omega history. We closed the evening with our new alumnae ceremony and 50 year member recognition. Thanks to all who helped organize- special shout out to Kim Morrow, Becky Mirlisena and Judy Dalambakis. See you in May for our membership meeting!


3/25 We had a great time pottery painting at Mad Potter, we look forward to seeing you all at Eleusinia on April 5th!

2/11 We've added many fantastic things to this year's gala, including wish experiences for ballroom dancing, beer classes and cooking. And of course, we have an exciting lineup of silent auction baskets for you to bid on with our new online auction. Don't miss out on all this fun and the opportunity to grant a local child a WISH! Get your tickets today! All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish, our beloved Chi O philanthropy. Learn more at

1/31 We had a great turnout for Brunch at Keystone on Saturday. We hope you enjoyed meeting some new Sisters and reconnecting with others. And thank you for assembling the treat bags for our Collegiate Chapters! See you at the Gala!


12/9/15 We had a blast at Teena's house for the owl ornament exchange. Everyone enjoyed catching up with sisters, sharing stories, eating pasta, and participating in the ornament exchange. So many cute owls, and every single one was different! Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks Teena for hosting- we look forward to a lot of fun in 2016. 
11/17/15 Thanks to all sisters, friends and family that came out to HalfCut for Danny's beer class. Danny explained and demonstrated the brewing process with us, and we got to sample new and unique beers. Check out his site BeerMumbo for more information.
10/13/15 We had a great time painting owls this weekend. Thanks to everyone that came out-- it was awesome reconnecting and meeting new members. Your paintings look FABULOUS!

10/1/15 Our November and December events are planned! Check out the calendar below for the date and additional details. November will be a beer tasting at HalfCut in OTR and we'll be having an Owl Ornament Exchange again this year in December. As always, please make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite. LICO!

9/30/15 Our September event was no-sew blanket making. Thanks to the sisters who attended, we were able to donate 13 blankets to Every Child Succeeds, as well as make treat bags for the Pi Alpha new members. We hope to see everyone at October's Paint Nite at Quincy's in Mt. Adam!

8/26/15 Wine night in Montgomery was a success!  With ten sisters in attendance, we had representation from 8 different collegiate chapters.  Over a 4-wine flight, we shared our love for animals, upcoming travel and Chi Omega memories with new and old friends!  Hope more can join us for our September event, making no-sew blankets for charity!

7/28/15 Thanks to everyone who came out to Yoga. Lululemon hosted our yoga session, providing wine and crackers. Fun was had all around! Our next event is a wine tasting at Z Place for Wine on August 20. This will be a new member welcome for all those new to Cincinnati or recent grads! Tickets are available until August 16. We hope to see you there! Please purchase through Eventbrite here:

7/24/15 We unfortunately had to postpone the Keeneland trip for October. Please check out our calendar for the latest events including a wine tasting in August. 

7/10/15 Ticket sales are open for Keeneland! Purchase your tickets before July 25 to be a part of the fun-filled day of horse racing! Friends and family 21+ are welcome. See the calendar for additional details.

6/25/15 Thanks to everyone who attended the Walk for Wishes on June 13, and a special thanks to those who contributed to our team's fundraising! We raised $355 and had 28 walkers. It was a blast! We hope to see everyone next year!


5/13 We've made a reservation for Moerlein after the Walk for Wishes. Please continue the celebration with us at 11:00 am! Also, if you'd like to order a Chi Omega shirt, click the link below and make sure to indicate your size at checkout.

4/16 We had our 120th Eleusinia Celebration with Pi Alpha and the Cincinnati Area Alums at the Cincinnati Woman's Club in Clifton on April 7. The evening was an overwhelming success that included organizational updates at a national, local and collegiate level followed by a special address from sister Anne Emmerth, a Sigma Alpha alum.  She shared stories from her life as a Chi Omega, exemplifying the multiple avenues to continue involvement post college life. We ended the evening with special ceremonies celebrating our 50 year members and our Pi Alpha seniors who are preparing for graduation and life as alums. 

3/12 Celebrate our beloved organization on April 7 at The Woman's Club. More information is available under our calendar of events. Tickets are available until March 31. Purchase here!
2/12/15 We will be hosting an Alumnae Meeting at the Pi Alpha house on March 21 for all dues paying members. At this time we will also be holding elections for the 2015-2017 Alumnae Board. If you are a dues paying member, keep a look out for an email with more details. Also, make sure to note the dates of our upcoming events, including the Just Wish for It Gala, Wine Tasting and Eleusinia! More information is below in our Calendar. We hope to see you there!

2/4/15 We had a fantastic time packaging soap and personal care items at Matthew 25 Ministries for our volunteer event on January 31. Thanks to all sisters who came out!  (Sorry to those that got cut off in the picture, it had to be cropped to upload). We got to tour the facility with Pi Alpha sisters and learn how Matthew 25 Ministries makes a difference in the U.S. and other countries. Overall it was a great experience! We hope to plan more volunteer efforts in the future.

12/7/14 We had a great time at the Owl Ornament Exchange on Friday... what cute ornaments!! We especially enjoyed meeting all of the new members. Thanks to all those who attended and everyone who paid their dues for next year, as well as Kim for hosting the event at her house. We'll be drawing a name for the free Eleusinia ticket and contacting the winner. We look forward to seeing everyone at Book Club on January 11. 

11/4/14 It's that time again... time for the 5th Annual "Just Wish For It" Gala! The event will be Saturday, February 28 at 8pm at the Gallery in the Sky in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets are $50 and include hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, DJ, dancing, plus a fantastic silent auction. Tickets can be purchased here. Make sure to stay up-to-date with the latest news by "Liking" our Facebook page. In addition, we're hosting a Pampered Chef sale from now until Nov. 26 which 15-20% of all proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish and all host benefits will be used for our silent auction. We're also looking for sponsors and appreciate any and all contributions. Please email our Sponsorship chair, Megan Gerke ( if you are interested or would like additional information

11/3/14 Thank you to all alums who supported the Pi Alpha Wish Party. Princess Chloe had a great time, especially when 3 Pi Alpha sisters came in dressed as characters from the movie Frozen.
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10/6/14 Thank you to Katie (our Book Club chair) and Sam (our gracious host for Book Club, plus Wine Night) for the event last night! And thanks to all sisters who attended! We have two more sisterhood events this year, the Mt. Carmel brewery tour on November 15th and an owl ornament exchange and holiday party on December 5th. Visit our calendar of events for more details. We hope to see you there!

September 20, 2014 - UC HOMECOMING
Buy tickets now for $22/person. This is a family friendly event so the more the merrier!
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University of Cincinnati Homecoming Football Game
           UC vs. Miami OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
See our Facebook page for more details.

8/6/14 Thanks to Maria Arand for planning this month's event: Wine Tasting at Everything's D'Vine in downtown Cincinnati. We had an amazing group of sisters attend the event! Everything's D'Vine was gracious enough to donate $100 to Make A Wish on our behalf.. cheers to next month's event: UC's Homecoming. Look for updates coming your way on discounted tickets to the game! LICO

8/1/14 New Alumnae Board Members:
Please welcome our new alumnae board members listed on the left side of this page. 

7/28/14 Thanks to Jessica King for serving as the Alumnae Chapter President for three years!
Jessica served our area alumnae chapter as the president since 2011.  We wish her luck in her new job in North Carolina!

4th Annual "Just Wish For It Gala" - THANK YOU!
Our fourth annual "Just Wish For It" Gala at The Madison Event Center brought together guests for an evening of fundraising for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Together, we raised more than $8,000, enough to grant a wish!  Thanks for all of the support.

Please save the date for next year's event:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
ADC at The Edge
310 Culvert Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Just Wish For It Gala Facebook page
Contact Us
Board Members 2015-2017

President: Maria Arand

VP of Finance: Megan Hathaway

VP of Membership: Kim Morrow

VP of Programming: Teena Wiery

VP of Communication: Ashley Urbansky

VP of Philanthropy: Kira Buell

Cincy Alum Chapter Facebook page

Download & submit the membership form to our VP of Membership, Kim Morrow, to share your interests and contact information - you also have the option to submit dues traditionally via personal check and mail to our VP of Finance, Megan Hathaway:

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Pay Yearly Recurring Annual Dues of $30 here via PayPal:

(this will be billed yearly based on the initial transaction date)

You can also pay 2017 dues valid for the calendar year: One Time Dues

Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega Fraternity's National Philanthropy. Since the start of our alliance, Chi Omegas have made a difference in many children's lives through volunteering time, talents, and dollars. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has honored Chi Omega for the incredible volunteer efforts of our members.
Every year, our chapter hosts the "Just Wish for It" Gala benefiting Make-A-Wish. Learn more here:
Our Story
It all began on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas when four young women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism that today bind over 260,000 women. This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women. Over the years, Chi Omega has provided its members with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and lifelong friendship - striving to provide each Sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.
Chi Omega is FUN! Every year, over 5,000 young women across America join the largest women’s fraternity in the world for sisterhood and lifelong friendships.

If you know a woman going through recruitment, make sure to fill out a RIF. Instructions can be found here. Deadlines & requirements for various schools are here.
Sisters Flourish
Our organization strives to foster relationships with sisters throughout Cincinnati and Dayton. If you're on social media, whether this is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #CincyXOAlums so we can see all of the great things sisters are up to together and share!
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The Greater Cincinnati Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter's main goal is to promote inter-generational sisterhood through monthly programming and annual events such as the Just Wish For It Gala in February, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Eleusinia in April, celebrating Chi Omega's birthday.

If you are interested in attending events or getting involved please send us an email at  The alumnae chapter uses email and Facebook to get the word out about events.  Please look to those two platforms as well as this website for all things Chi Omega in Greater Cincinnati!

We can't wait to see you!
Greater Cincinnati Chi Omega Alumnae Board