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For all correspondence please contact Chi Omega Columbus, OH Alumnae Chapter at
ColumbusChiOmegaAlumnae@gmail.com for a mailing address.

Also, please check our "Leaders" for other contacts. (Listed in the "Leaders" box on the main page of our website.)

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Join
Membership in Chi Omega is for a lifetime. Our network of Sisters and the spirit of Chi Omega are a home wherever you are. We invite you to connect!

Connected Chi Os

Being part of Chi Omega means being part of a community of sisters to rely on, laugh with and celebrate with throughout all stages of life. With events for young alums, mommies, wine lovers, recent graduates and career professionals, you're sure to find something that fits your life.
  • Come to events -- the calendar above has all dates, times and location info.
  • Join our Facebook group, our other online home for pics and stuff to hoot about, here.
  • Sign up for our e-mail list -- you can sign up here for all e-mails or only specific events to prevent inbox overflow.
Leaders

Welcome to the 2014-2015 alumnae board! Open spots still available for sisters who want to get involved. Click "Read" for full leadership roster and information.

Watch information to be updated soon!

 Lunch Bunch

Organize a lunch once a quarter for members to meet for lunch during the week. (1-2 hours per quarter)

 

Baby Owls Events Chair- NEED FILLED

Organize events once a quarter for pregnant moms and moms with children. The events are for the mom and children. (1-2 hours a quarter)

 

Wise Owls Events Chair- NEED FILLED

Organize events once a quarter for members age 50 and up. Events are to be planned during the day or on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. (1-2 hours a quarter)

 

Hospitality Chair- NEED FILLED

Prepare a monthly member spotlight of an alumnae member article. This will be due to Crystal Olig by the end of the month via email. Send cards to members celebrating their 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 80th, and 85th anniversary of joining Chi-O. Send out thank you notes to members that have helped the Executive Board. (1-2 hours per month)

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.

Just Wish for It! Buckeye Tailgate

Annually we partner with the Ohio State Zeta Alpha Chapter for the Just Wish for It! Buckeye Tailgate Dinner and Silent Auction. Watch for information about the November 2013 event.

Walk for Wishes
Chi Omega alumnae join together for the Walk for Wishes to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year.  We have participated since 2005 and have raised more than $4,000.
 

Members
Membership in Chi Omega is for a lifetime. Being a dues-paying member supports many goals of our sisterhood, including sending a representative to National Convention, helping with active and alumni events, paying for mailings to keep you informed about events, and more. Dues payment for the 2013-2014 year is $20, for the membership year from August 2013 - August 2014.

2013 graduates, graduate students, law, medical students and reited members are eligible for a discounted rate of $15 for annual membership. Please mail a check if you are paying the discounted rate or if you wish to donate an additional amount for the Stella Millburn Scholarship.

STEP 1: Fill out the Membership Form.docx and e-mail it to ColumbusChiOmegaAlumnae@gmail.com, or return with your check via postal mail.

STEP 2: Pay dues.

Please mail a check made out to Columbus Chi Omega. Please email ColumbusChiOmegaAlumnae@gmail.com to get the correct address (For security reasons, we do not post personal addresses online). Thanks!


Contact:
ColumbusChiOmegaAlumnae@gmail.com for more information.

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.

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Scholarship
Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship means that we care about our intellectual development.  We embrace the spirit and excitement of learning throughout our lives and encourage others to better themselves.

The Columbus Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter funds and awards the $500 annual Stella Milburn Scholarship  for a Chi Omega active whose home address is within 50 miles of Columbus and who is an initiate of a Chi Omega chapter in the state of Ohio.

If you'd like to nominate an applicant, StellaMilburnScholarshipApplication09.doc

About Stella Milburn
Stella Milburn passed away in 1985, but her love for Ohio State and Chi Omega lives on. She was a founding member of Zeta Alpha while earning a bachelor's degree in home economics, 1918. 

She began her career as a chemist for the State Department of Health Laboratory, located on the Ohio State campus. When she retired in 1961, she was a well-seasoned microbiologist with 43 years of experience in communicable diseases.  A dedicated Buckeye fan for many years, she never passed up an opportunity to be involved with students.  In 1984, Stella received the OSU Greek Alumni Service Award. 

If you have additional information about Stella or photos, please contact the webmaster, Jan Jenkins.

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Stella in the 1920s and in 1968 with her niece and fellow Zeta Alpha sister, Betty Sherwood Kinney.  
   
Symphony
The Chi Omega Symphony has reflected the purposes of Chi Omega members since its composition in 1904 by Ethel Switzer Howard on the eve of her initiation into the Xi Chapter of Chi Omega at Northwestern University.
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