Central Iowa Alumnae Panhellenic Association

January 2017 Newsletter

CIAPA Website Launch

The CIAPA’s Website is live! In addition to having information about our organization and how to join, this site houses our newsletter archive, has an events calendar, and will serve as our primary resource for high-school and college-age women interested in sorority recruitment.

Thank you to everyone who contributed content to the site and participated in its creation, including the Communications and Fraternity Education Committee (Heather Saville, Rosemary Sheeler, Gretchen Shelman, Katie Shields, and Amy Tincher-Durik), Board President Laura Michel, and Immediate Past President Barb Cannon.

If you have ideas for site content, or if you have high-quality photos from CIAPA events, please email us at


Community Service Event: Gift Wrapping at YESS

CIAPA members gathered December 20 at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) to wrap gifts of all types, shapes, and sizes to make the holidays brighter for children at the shelter. Thank you to everyone who participated in the wrapping event or donated items on the YESS wish list.

Save the Date! Galentine's Day Event

CIAPA is hosting its second-annual Galentine’s Day event February 13, 6 p.m. Join us for a special painting event, as Billi Hughes of Creative Perfection provides step-by-step instructions to create your own wood sign. There are 14 design options available for you to personalize.

Preregistration and a $40 payment is required so Billi can customize a stencil with your name. Refunds aren’t available; however, your payment can be transferred to another class. Registration will close February 6. Click here to register and choose your design.

Watch our Facebook page for additional details.


International Badge Day March 6

March 6 marks NPC International Badge Day. This celebration to honor sisterhood—and our lifelong commitment to service and community—was started in 1997. Plan to wear your badge or letters! International Badge Day is also the start of National Ritual Celebration Week, sponsored by Phi Mu.



CIAPA Member Organization Spotlight:
Kappa Alpha Theta

Each month the CIAPA newsletter features its member organizations
(in alphabetical order).


Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek-letter women’s fraternity. The organization exists to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth for its members. The organization has more than 250,000 members in 130 college chapters and 200 alumnae groups. There are three active chapters in Iowa: Drake University, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University.

Open Motto: Leading Women
Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Colors: Black and Gold
Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

Current Member Organizations       

CIAPA Current Members Include:
(Current members have paid annual dues)

Alpha Chi Omega*
Alpha Delta Pi*
Alpha Gamma Delta*
Alpha Sigma Alpha*
Delta Delta Delta*
Delta Zeta
Kappa Alpha Theta*
Kappa Kappa Gamma*
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Kappa*
Zeta Tau Alpha

*charter members
We welcome other NPC groups to join!

If your group is not represented or if you know of other NPC groups in the area who could join, please contact
Laura Michel at

Panhellenic Creed

We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life.

The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.

Central Iowa Alumnae Panhellenic Association Email
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National Panhellenic Conference Facebook
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National Panhellenic Conference Website
National Panhellenic Conference YouTube
National Panhellenic Conference Blog

President: Laura Michel,
Alpha Chi Omega
Vice President: Lynne Rockers,
Kappa Alpha Theta
Treasurer: Alicia McQuilkin,
Kappa Alpha Theta
Secretary: Faith Lovejoy,
Alpha Sigma Alpha

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