Our "Evening With the Stars" Scholarship Dinner Benefit 2019
The Knollwood Club in Lake Forest IL, has been selected by the CNSA Panhellenic Board as the location for our upcoming Scholarship Dinner Benefit. Our grandest event of the year, we definitely have a program and venue to match. Guest speaker will be Ms. Jenny Riddle, who will dramatize the life of Julie Andrews.
Join Donna Fitzgerald (above), fellow sorority women, daughters, friends and family on April 25, 2019, to help raise money for local high school graduating senior women.
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
Ideal for 2019 graduating seniors and their parents, hear from a panel of collegiate sorority women about sorority life. Are sororities right for me? What is recruitment all about? These questions answered and more about the recruitment process, held in area libraries and schools. Look for upcoming Sorority Life gatherings this spring. See our For the Collegiate section for more detail.
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!