Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon is scheduled for April 17, 2021
Midvale Country Club
237 Baird Road, Penfield NY
Time: 10 AM gathering, 10:30 AM start
Price: $23 each
Maximum Reservations: 50
Online Reservations Only: rochester-alumnae-panhellenic.square.site

The buffet, served by Midvale servers, would include the following:
– Pastries, muffins
– Scrambled eggs
– Frittata with eggs, peppers, spinach, cheese, diced tomato
– Bacon and sausage
– Home fries
– Fresh fruit
– Belgian waffles with fruit toppings

For those that would like to attend from home a Zoom link will be sent out by your delegate. You may also make an on-line donation: https://rochester-alumnae-panhellenic.square.site/

The 2020 Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon was held on Saturday, June 6th virtually.

The group gathered via Zoom and Janet Lockhart, President, welcomed the attendees to the 96th Annual Rochester Alumnae Panhellenic meeting and gave a few brief announcements.

Our guest speaker was Nancy Sorbella Community Engagement Director for the Arthritis Foundation in New York City. Her presentation, “How to Live Your Best Life at Any Age or at Any Stage of Arthritis,” discussed some of the initiatives to help arthritis patients, and highlighted some of her work with the Juvenile Arthritis program.

The new officers for 2020-2021 were also installed:

President – Brittany Profit-Rheinwald, Alpha Gamma Delta
Vice President – Lisa Fix, Alpha Delta Pi
Secretary – Tammy Teegarden, Sigma Kappa
Treasurer – Renee Lanthier, Gamma Phi Beta

In lieu of the cost of brunch, attendees were asked to make a $20 donation. Over $1,000 was raised for Foodlink and to support some of our past sponsors. We purchased $500 in giftcards from those dedicated restaurants, these giftcards will be raffled off at our annual fall fundraiser.

We are very proud and excited to announce our 2020 Scholarship Winners!

Lauryn Whitfield, Chi Omega, University of Alabama

Lauryn currently serves as a Greek Ambassador at the The University of Alabama representing her Chi Omega Fraternity chapter to educate potential students on the benefits of Greek life. She also works as a Resident Advisor on campus. Lauryn is a sophomore majoring in International studies and communication with a minor in French. Her future goals include pursuing a degree in fashion and luxury marketing to become a brand manager and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry.

 

Neha Narayan, Delta Gamma, University of Rochester

Neha is a senior Delta Gamma Fraternity in the BS/MD program at University of Rochester, finishing her undergraduate degree in
biology and ASL with a minor in clinical psychology. She has served as Director of Anchor Games, Alumni Relations, Scholarship, and Stand-In Vice President of Programming for her chapter. She will begin her MD program this fall and is passionate about using ASL to communicate with patients and address inequity in patient care for the deaf community.

 

 

Ayse Selin Toprakkiran, Gamma Phi Beta, University of Rochester

Selin is a junior in Gamma Phi Beta at the University of Rochester majoring in psychology with minors in political science and statistics. She has served as the social chairwoman and continues to serve as the academic chairwoman. Among her many jobs on campus, Selin has done extensive research work and has future goals of continuing education through a doctoral program to become a researcher focusing on decreasing hostility towards different racial or ethnic groups, immigrants, and refugees within society.

 

 

Emma Ross, Phi Mu, Binghamton University

Emma is a senior at Binghamton University majoring in political science and psychology, and minoring in forensic health. She has represented her chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity as a Rho Gamma for recruitment, in addition to chapter committees. She is also President and CEO of the Student Association at Binghamton, which is their student government. Emma will be attending George Washington University Law this fall and plans to use her law degree to advocate for victims of domestic violence.

 

Brittany Profit-Rheinwald, Alpha Gamma Delta, The College at Brockport

Brittany is a graduate student pursuing her MSEd in Higher Education Administration. She currently serves as a chapter advisor for Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity, the CPC Advisor for Brockport, and a Faculty Advisor for Phi Sigma Sigma. Additionally, Brittany is the incoming RAP president, current VP, and delegate. She plans to continue her education in a doctoral program with a goal of working in Student Affairs to advocate for Fraternity and Sorority life membership on college campuses.

 

 

Alexandra Kaplan, Gamma Phi Beta, University of Rochester

Alex is a Gamma Phi Beta at the University of Rochester and is currently the Administrative Vice President for Gamma Phi Beta and has previously served on the Academics Committee. She is also looking forward to
increasing her involvement in her campus’s Panhellenic Association. She has worked as a teaching assistant and was selected to help conduct clinical Parkinson’s research. Alex is a sophomore double majoring in molecular genetics and public health. Her future goal is to become a physician researcher.

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