Central Iowa Alumnae Panhellenic Association

May 2016 Newsletter

NPC Supports National Women's Health Week

May 8-14

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. Take the National Women’s Health Week pledge and join women of every age across the country who are challenging themselves to be healthy.

CIAPA Member Organization Spotlight:
Alpha Chi Omega


Starting this month the CIAPA newsletter will feature its member organizations (in alphabetical order)

Alpha Chi Omega was founded October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The seven founding members were music students—the Grecian lyre badge reflects the organization’s musical heritage. The sorority is dedicated to advancing “the intellectual, social, and moral culture” of its members. Alpha Chi Omega has more than 200,000 members in more than 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide. There are two active chapters in Iowa: University of Iowa and Iowa State University.
Brand Tagline: Real. Strong. Women.
Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
Philanthropy: Domestic violence awareness, prevention, and education
Colors: Scarlet and olive green
Flower: Red carnation

NPC Resources for Graduating Seniors and Parents

Whether you know a woman who is entering college in the fall and would like information about joining a sorority or parents who have questions about sorority life, NPC has resources for both! The Sorority Life is targeted at students and includes information about NPC sororities and recruitment, as well as member profiles. Sorority Parents features blog posts on topics such as philanthropy and hazing.
We Want to Hear from You!
Do you serve as an advisor or housing board member for a local sorority chapter? Do you know of a sorority alumna doing something great in our community? Are there topics you’d like to see covered in our monthly newsletter or on social media? Let us know! Send ideas to
From the Executive Board...
Double "THANKS" are in order for two of our Standing Committee Chairs who have stepped-down:  First, our "THANKS" and sincere appreciation go to Rebecca Rabideaux [Delta Gamma, Fraternity Education & Communications] and Emily Brown  [Sigma Kappa, Events Planning] who have served as Chairs this first year. CIAPA's growth and success is directly related to the work you have done for us.

And a second, "THANKS" and a big welcome go to Amy Tincher-Durik [Alpha Delta Pi, Fraternity Education & Communications and AJ Kelly [Kappa Alpha Theta, Events Planning] who have stepped into these Chair positions.  We are looking forward to your leadership and contributions to CIAPA!  "THANKS" to all of you!
The Board will hold its next quarterly meeting on Sunday,  June 12th.  Among the business items on the Agenda will be election and installation of the officers for 2016/2017.  Our new year will begin July 1st.  If you are interested in more information about the Board or the Board meeting, contact your Alumnae Chapter Delegate or CIAPA at:


Current Member Organizations

CI APA Current Members Include:
(Current members have paid annual dues)
Alpha Chi Omega*
Alpha Delta Pi*
Alpha Gamma Delta*
Alpha Phi*
Alpha Sigma Alpha*
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta*
Delta Gamma*
Delta Zeta
Gamma Phi Beta*
Kappa Alpha Theta*
Kappa Delta*
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 Barb Cannon 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.

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President: Barb Cannon,
Alpha Phi
Vice President: Lynne Rockers,
Kappa Alpha Theta
Treasurer: Linda Leave,
Alpha Gamma Delta
Secretary: Tabatha Cruz,
Alpha Delta Pi

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