Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners!
Chair of the Scholarship Selection Commitee, Dr. Karla Mugler (top right), proudly presented Scholarships to winners Ashley Lew (left), and Natalie Laky. Both young women are 2019 graduates of Highland Park High School. Ashley will be attending Emory University in Atlanta, to study Human Health. Natalie will attend Columbia University in NYC, to study Economics.
Chapter president Linda Grandolfo awarded Scholarships to Tanya Bhargava (lower left photo), Katelyn Dohler, and Ashley Lew (rt.). Tanya is from Vernon Hills IL and will attend Northwestern University. Katelyn, also from Vernon Hills, plans to attend Vanderbilt University. Shyama Bhatt and Adele Lee are two additional Scholarship winners. Shyama will graduate from Warren Township High School and will attend Wayne State University. Adele, from Stevenson High School, will be attending Harvard.
Ashley, Natalie, Tonya, Katelyn, Shyama, and Adele are our six graduating senior women who are deserving recipients of $1,000 scholarships awarded by the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association for the 2019-2010 academic year.
May was ideal for 2019 graduating seniors and their parents to hear from a panel of collegiate sorority women about sorority life. Two Recruitment Information evenings were held: May 29th at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Center in Winnetka, and on May 30th at the First Presbyterian Church Social Hall in Libertyville IL.
Are sororities right for me? What is recruitment all about? Is there anything I need to do for recruitment? These questions were answered with further discussion, personal insights, and helpful guidance about the recruitment process. Our events are held every year in May and we look forward to welcoming next year's graduating students and theirs families. See our For the Collegiate section for more information.
New Governance Structure Announced for NPC
In October during the National Panhellenic Conference annual meeting, the board of directors approved revised governing documents that allow for the development of a new organizational and governance structure designed to make the Conference more nimble and responsive to the most pressing challenges facing students, campus partners and the greater Panhellenic community.
CNSA Panhellenic Chapter Wins
Citation of Merit Award!
On August 1, 2018, in Indianapolis, The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest advocacy and support organizations for women, announced that 47 Alumnae Panhellenic Associations were recognized with the Citation of Merit Award for the 2017-2018 period. Our Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic was one of the 47 awarded out of 3,889 chapters! 52 Alumnae Panhellenic Associations were also recognized for Programming Excellence.
The NPC annually recognizes Alumnae Panhellenics for their outstanding achievements. Award nominations are based upon programming accomplishments, work to build positive relationships with College Panhellenics, efforts to promote the sorority experience, submission of the Alumnae Panhellenic annual report, and continued administration of the their Alumnae Panhellenic.
"Alumnae Panhellenic Associations play an important role in helping advance the sorority experience," said Frances Mitchelson, NPC Panhellenic chairman. "Their members inform sorority women of current trends, improve the Panhellenic image, and stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic involvement across generations. We are pleased to publicly recognize the chapters who exemplify the Panhellenic excellence every day."
The NPC is the umbrella organization for 26 national and international sororities. We did well!
Volunteer with Us at Bernie's Book Bank
On Saturday, October 27th, CNSA Panhellenic volunteered to help process and sort books at Bernie's Book Bank in Lake Bluff IL. We enjoyed the teamwork and knowing our efforts were going towards such a worthy cause. This year as last, our chapter and friends gathered to help organize and distribute quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Way to go, Panhellenic! Look for more volunteer opportunites to assist in 2019.
CNWSAP Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon 2018
The Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Panhellenic chapter held their annual scholarship luncheon to raise funds for local area high school and collegiate sorority women. Our CNSA Panhellenic president Linda Grandolfo (2018-2019) Lft., and past president Jill Schmidt ((2017-2018) Rt., with Susan L. Smith, enjoyed attending the Scholarship Benefit last year. We like to help our sisters out! The 2018 annual luncheon benefit was held on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington IL. The event Included:
- Luncheon (Club House Salad, Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta
and Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Dessert, Coffee and Hot Tea, Cash Bar)
- A fashion show presented by J. Jill of The Arboretum of South Barrington
- Themed basket raffle
- Silent Auction
- Jewelry Raffle
About Our CNSA Panhellenic Members
Our membership draws from across the north suburbs of the Chicagoland area. We bring women of all ages and all member sororities together, working for the common goals of philanthropy and community service.
Our Delegates meet regularly at different locations to plan the next annual Scholarship Benefit, The Sorority Life informational gatherings, exchange ideas, socialize, and make other important decisions that will bring positve effects to our Chicago North Shore community.
Want to Become a Member?
We established this Association because we encourage all women to investigate what belonging to a sorority can mean to them. We are proud of our contributions and service to our communities, believing that being a sorority member has helped us become well-rounded, more considerate, and giving individuals.
There are members of all ages in our group who share our passion for volunteerism and philanthropy. We are always pleased to welcome new members who bring a breath of fresh air and new ideas to the group.
We do Recommendations!
Do you know a young women who is interested in going through sorority recruitment? We would be happy to provide a recommendation. You can learn more about our Association by following the links menu or contacting us. We will be happy to help you!