2018 Executive Retreat
Alumnae, family, friends, & a little legacy enjoy a "Day at the K"
Volunteering at Happy Bottoms Diaper Drive
Fall 2017 Girl's on the Run
Amigoni Winery Make Gamma Phi's VIP for the Day!
Winery Tour and Tasting - September 23, 2017
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Greater KC Alumnae Chapter enjoyed a VIP winery tour and tasting at Amigoni Winery in the West Bottoms. This was another great opportunity to get to know our sisters!
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GKC Alumnae Panhellenic: Annual Meeting – APRIL 29, 2017
The Greater KC Alumnae Panhellenic Association was founded in 1901 and is made up of twenty-two NPC sororities that promote sorority life in the community. Over 170 sorority women attended the 2016 annual meeting, “Sister! It’s All Greek to Us” and $15,000 in scholarships were awarded to six deserving scholarship recipients – this was up $5,000 from last year! The silent auction and 75/25 raffle drawing added $6,000 to the Scholarship Fund for 2017.
This year we honored Gamma Phi Beta's “Woman of the Year”, Julie Colebank Scott, for her remarkable contributions to our sorority. Additional special events include a silent auction, a 75/25 raffle drawing, door prize drawings, and more! The annual meeting is held at the Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kansas.
Founders Day Celebration 2016 – November 10, 2016
On Thursday, November 10, 2016 our chapter came together to celebrate 142 years of sisterhood. We celebrated ritual, honored our 25, 50, and 75 year members (by initiation year), our 2016 Woman of the Year – Julie Colebank Scott, and our IIKE award recipient – Kathy Beeman. The reception began at 5:30 p.m. and dinner was served at 6:15 p.m. A cash bar was available. Our dinner menu included the Hallbrook House Salad, Boursin Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast paired with parmesan risotto asparagus, tomato, and spinach in a pink peppercorn butter sauce, and a tasty chocolate favor from Annedores Chocolates for dessert. Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae, Kelly Eckerman – KMBC 9 News Anchor, was our fabulous guest speaker. Throughout the night we also had fun participating in our annual "Share the Pot" 75/25 Raffle Drawing to raise funds for our International philanthropy, Girls on the Run as well as for our collegiate chapters KU, KSU, MU, MSU, RU, WSU and newly added UCM! It was a great night had by all!
GIRLS ON THE RUN FALL 5K – NOVEMBER 2016
We had yet another successful Girls on the Run Fall 5K at Arrowhead Stadium. With over 4,000 runners we had our work cut out for us at the Hospitality area. The Greater KC Alumnae Chapter of GPB provided all of the bagels for the event and our very own alumna, Diana Zarda with Hiland Dairy, provided yummy chocolate milk (hence the giant cow)! We arrived bright and early to slice bagels, bananas, and apples to be picked up at the finish line. It sure was chilly, but we can't wait to do it again in the Spring! For more volunteer info, visit our Philanthropy page.
Top Chef 2.0 – SEPTEMBER 2016
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:30 to around 9 p.m. an area chef prepared a yummy Spanish and Authentic Mexican dinner for us at sister Brenda Press Harden's beautiful home in Mission Hills! Cost was $30 per person. She explained spices, techniques and other culinary talents while we watched and enjoyed sangria! We then dined on her exquisite dinner and enjoyed even more sangria! If you missed out this year, keep an eye out for the popular now annual event, Top Chef 3.0!
Panhellenic Women of the Year & Scholarship Brunch – APRIL 2016
On Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon at the Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills we celebrated our Greater KC Panhellenic Women of the Year and Scholarship winners. Our 2016 Gamma Phi Beta Woman of the Year, Cindy Gates Wood, was recognized for her remarkable contributions to our sorority and the community. Also, Gamma Phi Beta delegate, Nancy Pinto Steen, was serving as Panhellenic President. She ended her term a success! You go girls!
Gamma Phi Day At the K! – APRIL 2016
On Sunday, April 24, 2016 a group of 20 GPB’s and their significant others/friends all gathered together to tailgate and enjoy the Royals vs. Orioles game at 1:15 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium! We enjoyed a tailgate full of BBQ burgers and brats, salads, baked beans, and drinks of course! During the third inning we even got a shout-out to the crowd! Talk about a great photo op! “Greater KC Alumnae Gamma Phi Beta loves the Royals!” was displayed on the two smaller screens on either side of the Crown Jumbotron at the stadium. It was a blast had by all – and we won! Cheers!
Raise Your Glass and Your Paint Brush – JANUARY 2016
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. we had our winter social event at Thirsty Pallet in Overland Park, KS. Sisters and friends enjoyed appetizers and an evening of wine and painting! Thirsty Pallet created a custom image just perfect for Gamma Phi Beta!
2015 Founder’s Day Celebration at Hallbrook Country Club
141 Years of Gamma Phi Beta
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 • Reception 6 p.m. • Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Hallbrook Country Club, 11300 Overbrook Rd., Leawood, KS 66211
Recognizing Woman of the Year: Cindy Gates Wood
IIKE Award: Rachel Day LaFreniere
25/50/75 Year Member Presentations & Recognition
TOP Chef Party 2015
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM an area chef prepared dinner in front of a group of alumnae at Susie Kastner Kerwin’s home in Mission Hills, KS. The chef explained spices, techniques and other culinary talents while we watched, enjoyed wine and then dined on her exquisite cuisine.
2014 Girls On the Run EventS
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Arrowhead Stadium and Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at Corporate Woods in Overland Park, KS our alumnae group volunteered for our very own national and local philanthropy, Girls on the Run! We cheered on young girls, passed out granola bars and fruit, and lent a helping hand!
Sisterhood Shining in Seattle 76th International Convention
Seattle, Washington, July 9-13, 2014
Spring Fling 2014
On Monday, April 28, Gamma Phi sisters from around the Kansas City area gathered together for an “end-of-the-year” Spring Fling! School colors were worn to support alma maters and yummy dips and apps were brought to share. It was a blast catching up with old friends and making new ones too!