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CHI CHAPTER OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Kristin Boyer
VICE PRESIDENT FOR MEMBERSHIP Amanda Davis
VICE PRESIDENT FOR SERVICE Ali Williams
TREASURER Jen Nappier
SECRETARY Becky Kashary
HISTORIAN/PARLIAMENTARIAN Kelly Welch

A Bit About CHI CHAPTER!!!

Chi Chapter was founded on April 29, 1950, by the Lambda Chapter at the University of M*ch*g*n.  This was the "official" beginning of the chapter, but in 1949, 14 girls joined together to become the Buckeye Band Girls.  They hosted receptions after football games, served as guides at music clinics, and helped the Eta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi with decorations for the annual band dance.  These are all activites that Chi participates in even today.  In 2005, Chi will celebrate its 55th Anniversary.

Throughout the years, Chi chapter has achieved national as well as district attention for its service to the bands and its activities.  Chi has held numerous leadership positions within the sorority, both on the district and national levels, including:

NATIONAL
Joanne Smith Hurd Treasurer (1951-53)
Barbara Wilson Trautwein President (1959-61)
Derrick Mills - Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative (2000-2002)
(Honorary Member)
Derrick Mills - Kappa Kappa Psi National Vice President for Student Affairs (2003-2005)
(Honorary Member)

DISTRICT
Danielle Manley (Bitzel) - President (2001-2002); Secretary/Treasurer (2000-2001)
Joanne Boos - Secretary/Treasurer (2001-2002)
Leanne Whittington - President (2003-2004); Vice President for Special Projects (2002-2003)
Derrick Mills - Kappa Kappa Psi Vice President for Projects (1997-1998); NCDAA Vice President of Recruitment (2000) (Honorary)

DISTRICT AWARDS
Chapter Improvement Award - 2000
Superior Achievement Award - 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Kadenza Co-Host Chapter (with Eta) - 1999
Derrick Mills - 1999 J. Lee Burke Award for Outstanding Service to the NCD (Honorary)

NATIONAL AWARDS
Top 14 Chapter Finalists - 2001

More Chi Honors:
* Helped to install Ohio University, Alpha Delta chapter (1951) and Ohio Wesleyan University chapter (non-active)
* Balfour Award for outstanding leadership, activities, and service among chapters across the country (1952)

 

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CHI'S GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR
Chi plans to continue it's outstanding service to the band for the upcoming year.  Projects include our annual Parents' Reception (following a home football game); the annual Band Dance, co-hosted with our brothers of Eta; our annual Girl Scout Day; Schottenstein Center Clean-ups; Athletic Band Grab-bags; helping out in the spring with the annual marching band Junior/Senior night for prospective students; and other traditional service projects.  Some new projects we hope to implement include a reception for the Alumni Band, following the Washington game on August 30, and a TBDBITL Memorial Ceremony, a gift to the band to help cope with the loss of someone in the TBDBITL Family.

As far as fundraisers are concerned, we plan to, once again, sell OSUMB and Athletic Band windbreakers, duffle bags, t-shirts, shorts, and fleece blankets.  We also plan to have our annual M*ch*g*n week Penny Wars between the rows of the marching band; Sweetest Day Sucker Bouquets; and possibly sell t-shirts commemorating the Alumni Reunion this season.

We are also planning to have a sisterhood retreat, where we will have leadership workshops, sisterhood activities, and watch a videotape from National Convention, including the forum performed by our founder Wava, all in the hopes of getting "back to the basics" of why we are here and what we, as sisters in the bond, stand for.  We also plan to carry on our winter potluck dinners with our brothers of Eta.

Oh yeah, and we have this "convention" thing too!