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Chapter Updates
Up-to-the-minute news about Chi Omega Alumnae Cleveland West now appears on our Facebook page under that name. Check it out, request to join, and stay informed.

We also have Facebook groups for Chi Omegas Who Run, Chi Omega Alumnae Moms, and Night Owls. Request to join, and the various chairs will be happy to have you onboard.

Joining us for the first time? Let Linda Meixner know at meixnerlinda@att.net







Contact Us

Contact any one of our officers or chairs as needed. Click here for their information  2016 Officers Chi Omega Alumnae Cleveland West.pdf If you have any questions, want to be included in our Punchbowl Address Book, or wish to serve on our EBoard, e-mail Linda Meixner, our president, at meixnerlinda@att.net or lindameixner@gmail.com

2016 Officers: top (l. to r): Sara Wise, AM; Cheryl Lister, ATB; Linda Meixner, AH. bottom (l. to r.) Katie Keane, Panhellenic Delegate; Constance Macko, ANV.

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Friendship
Friendship is what binds us to each other and to our Fraternity.  The friendships we develop in Chi Omega give us a home across geography and generations and give us lasting support throughout our lives.

West Side Book Club now meets EVERY month (second Wednesday). Read to your heart's content and enjoy some good Sisterhood, too. Our group is thoroughly Panhellenic with members of ZTA, Theta, and Tri Delta participating regularly.

May 13      Calling Me Home: A Novel Julie Kibler (Katie leading discussion)  at Rocky River Starbuck's
June  10   Winter Garden   Kristin Hannah  (Kim Marron  leading discussion at Rocky River Starbuck's
July  8     Enrique's Journey   Sonia Nazario  (Amanda  leading discussion ) at Rocky River Panera
Aug 12     One Plus One   JoJo Moyes  (Cheryl  leading discussion at Rocky River Starbuck's

 

  

Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. 

Panhellenic Sisters and friends most welcome. 

Contact Katie Keane at katiekeanoh@yahoo.com if you have questions.


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High Standards
Sisterhood and High Standards means that we are women of integrity and good character.  We have high expectations for ourselves and for our Sisters.  We strive daily to be role models to others.


A significant Point of Pride for Cleveland West is our twelve members who volunteer to serve as Advisory Board and House Corporation Board members for Lambda Delta/Kent State and Upsilon Mu/John Carroll University. Let us know if you would like to help out at either chapter.

At Lambda Delta

Sarah Eaton,  Personnel Advisor

Lauren Kotmel, Community Service Advisor      

Linda Meixner, Scholarship Advisor

Kathleen Piascik, House Corporation Board Treasurer


At Upsilon Mu
Connie Macko, Personnel Advisor
Linda Meixner, Scholarship and Esoteric Advisor

Kathleen Piascik, Financial Advisor

Lindsay Lowe , New Member Advisor

Christina Anderson, Campus Advisor

Katie Goodhue, Cardinal Cabinet Advisor

Julie Eccleston, Recruitment Advisor

Brooke Mosack, Panhellenic Advisor

Sandy Carson , HCB Treasurer

Karen Chinnici , HCB President




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!


Here is our Fall 2016 calendar of events. Please join us for some sisterly fun. F 2016 Save the Dates for Website.pdf Contact Linda at meixnerlinda@att.net for further details on locations.

We are now accepting 2017 dues. Here are two versions of the membership form 2017 Membership Form.docx or .2017 Membership Form.pdf Pay in person with a credit card or via PayPal (see button below) or with a personal check. 

The Buy Now button will link you directly to Paypal. If you choose to use PayPal, please pick up the small fee for using a credit card or bank card. No extra charge for using a direct withdrawal.

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We deeply appreciate participatory membership as well as silent support. Life is busy! But you can add your dues to our support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Chi Omega Foundation (our scholarships and national projects), and Lambda Delta/Kent State and Upsilon Mu/John Carroll. You do not need to attend events in order to be a member of Cleveland West, but we'd love it if you did!

Attend meetings, Sisters' Supper Club, Happy Owlers, Book Club, and events as frequently or infrequently as you choose. We'll always be here for you! Join our Facebook groups (Chi Omega Alumnae Cleveland West, Chi Omega Alumnae Moms, and Chi Omegas Who Run and Night Owls), and stay connected. 

Contact Linda Meixner at meixnerlinda@att.net if you would like to be added to our Punchbowl electronic invitation list.
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.


At the 24th Walk for Wishes at the Cleveland Zoo on Saturday, July 16, 2016, we had 20 walkers and raised nearly $2,500 for Make-A-Wish. Thanks to all our donors and walkers! Team Photo.jpg

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.


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 recipients of our two $500 Achievement Awards (from our fund at the Chi Omega Foundation and to be used for tuition only) were announced at the Eleusinian by Interim Scholarship Chair Lauren Kotmel. Big thanks to Lauren and to our Selection Committee:Kate Penrod, Katie Keane, Ronda Deer, Linda McGinty, and Emily Duncan We received 30 applications from 7 of our 9 Ohio chapters.

The two recipients were Leanne Tang and Mylane Bella-Smuts, both from Upsilon Mu. Leanne (top) is a first year student at JCU with sophomore standing. She is majoring in cell and molecular biology and minoring in philosophy. She has been awarded early acceptance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio U. following her graduation from John Carroll. She was a member of the F15 NM class and is from Brookpark, OH. Mylane (second from top) is a sophomore accountancy major with a leadership minor. She serves as the Upsilon Mu chapter GNV and already has her own 401(k). She was a member of the F14 NM class and is from Kent, OH.


The Cleveland West Symphony Award is open only to members of Upsilon Mu and Lambda Delta. A winner from each chapter receives $300 from our treasury, and they can use it for books, tuition, dues, or House Corporation fees. We received 20 apps. Thanks to the Symphony Award Selection Committee: Kortney Lyn Sirk, Rachel Costanzo, Jessica Hanna,Eileen Parks Wozniak, and Katelyn Alesci. The two recipients are Kathleen Piascik (third from top) from Kent State and Aubrey Flanick (bottom) from Upsilon Mu. Kathleen, a former GNV at Lambda Delta/Kent State, a fifth-year senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She has won multiple scholarships in the past, including the Ann Walters Scholarship (the Lambda Delta chapter scholarship) as well as Chi O East Alumnae scholarship. Aubrey is the Upsilon Mu GH. Majoring in Communication and Theatre Arts and minoring in Entrepreneurship, she is from Berea, OH. Many thanks to Lauren Kotmel for serving as Interim Scholarship Chair and Symphony Award Chair.

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New to Cleveland? Or Moving Away?
If so, please contact our sister Gail Dicks, Xi Gamma/Michigan State, for help in finding your new home or apartment. Gail specializes in helping new Clevelanders get settled. If you are leaving Cleveland, she can also connect you with a qualified realtor to help you find a place in your new hometown. Gail is with Howard Hanna and can help with all your real estate needs. Contact her at 440-570-7990 or GailDicks@HowardHanna.com  Her FB page is at Gail Dicks, Real Estate Agent. She'd love to help you. See Gail pictured on the farthest right in the photo to the left.

Click here for West Side Alums'  favorite local businesses. Recommendations as Good as Gold 9-11.pdf Contact Linda at meixnerlinda@att.net to add to our list.