Chili and Bingo Night

            This past Thursday, Gamma Nu participated in Chili and Bingo Night at a local church here in Elon. Phi Mu, along side Zeta Beta Tau and several other Elon University organizations participated in the event. Roughly ten Gamma Nu members helped work the event by passing out food and drinks, while many others simply attended for fun.

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            One of the main attractions at this event was, of course, the chili. There were at least seven different types of chili available that were all homemade and delicious. The most popular selection was the “classic chili” with both beans and meat. Other varieties included white chili, vegetarian chili, chicken chili and chili with no beans. Essentially, there was every type of chili present to tickle your fancy. An array of homemade deserts and breads were also up for grabs.

            It wouldn’t have been a chili and bingo night without some bingo! Everyone who attended the event was able play this fun and familiar game. According to Emma Carty, a member of Gamma Nu, “this was the best part of the night.” It was a time for both students and members of the community to let loose and have a good time, not to mention there were prizes! Mostly donated to the church by local businesses, there were many gift cards being given away as prizes.

            This was a great way for the members of Gamma Nu to stay involved with our community. A member of the church commented on “how great it [was] that Phi Mu could make an appearance” at their event- we were more than happy to support! 

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FTKoffeehouse

This past Tuesday, February 11th, Phi Mu, Elonthon and Zeta Beta Tau partnered together to host  FTKoffee House.

 This event was held to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and raise money for the kids. Together, we raised a grand total of $1,200! During the event multiple artists performed, and from live bands to guitarists and singers, everyone was there to benefit this amazing cause.

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Yummy baked goods and grilled cheese were also served, in addition to crafts for everyone to make for the kids. T-shirts for Elonthon were sold, and a lucky winner won a door prize at the end of the night. In addition, we had a patient from Duke Children’s Hospital come and talk about how much the hospital has helped her, and how events like FTKoffeehouse inspire her as she continues her journey.

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The event was incredibly successful and we had a great turn out. We hope that it motivated others to dance for the children at Elonthon in April, and to give to the inspirational cause as well.

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Bid Day 2014

Despite the freezing cold weather we had during the week of recruitment, Bid Day came with warm weather that allowed us to easily celebrate one of the best days of the year.

On Sunday, February 2nd Phi Mu Gamma Nu welcomed its newest pledge class of 56 amazing girls. The theme this year was “ All You Need is Phi Mu Love”. Our girls looked perfectly chic wearing tie-dye tanks, flower headbands, and jean shorts. Inside the house flowers were everywhere and we had the amazing DJ Adzman playing music for all of us to dance to. After lots of hugging and picture taking the new girls sat down and introduced themselves to all of us for the first time as a pledge class.

They were then introduced to their spirited and eager pledge mom, Brynna Bantley. Later that night the new girls went to the house to bond and relax while watching the Superbowl- a perfect end to the memorable recruitment week. Freshman Lizzie Gallup reflects on the day quoting, “When I ran down the hill and got to the house I didn’t know what to expect, but there were girls there who were hugging me and were so unbelievably happy to see me. Everybody was telling me I was about to have the best four years of my life, and I instantly knew I made the right choice.”

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The week was led by our dedicated and fun-loving recruitment chair, Kerry Ousler, and her assistant Victoria. We wouldn’t have gotten the amazing pledge that we did without all their hard work. In addition, these girls were guided through recruitment by our six  outstanding Pi Chi’s: Emmy Bird, Molly Topp, Cabell Doswell, Allie Peed, Emma Tucker and Alex Iula. They were greatly missed, and it was so exciting to have them run down the hill and back into our sorority. Junior Emma Tucker agrees. “It was one of the best experiences of my life and really rewarding. Coming back on bid day was overwhelming, but all the girls in Phi Mu made it so much better.”

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Here are the names of all the girls in our newest pledge class!

Kellie Heye, Sydney Harris, Julia Kopelman, Rachel Walsh,Melina Accarpio,Emma Haslun,
Helen Williamson, Alice Levy, Tricia Sorrentino,Isabel Koehler, Katie Swan, Athena Petredis
Dana Maloney, Jordan Serotte, Nina Beigelman, Elli Morrison, Anna Toth, Julia De Sanctis
Abby Forbes, Nelly Gargano, Virginia Kelly, Lexie Bicknell, Claire Carroll, Jordan Scull  Steph Babcock, McKenzie Walker, Julia Savely, Kayla Lorberbaum, Allie Nick, Madeleine Lane, Kristin Laub, Chloe Skeadas, Paige Madden, Lizzie Lewis, Charlotte Eisenstadt, Abbey Dale, Emma Kvaale, Casey Wagner, Rory Quinn, Kristen Mcgee, Casey Santarpia, Kendall Soracin, Carolyn Murray, Quinn Kennedy, Meghan Leonard, Katherine O’Donnell, Julia Cain, Katie Canney, Sarah Richardson, Anna Dorsey, Lizzie Gallup, Ally Corbi , Julia Gariocochea, Katie O’Leary, Emily Dzilensk, Steph Dareshori

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