Published September 20, 2016

Premier Club

Monmouth Alumnae Club receives Pi Beta Phi’s highest honor
The Monmouth Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi recently received the fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Premier Club of Excellence Award for Small Clubs.   Pi Beta Phi alumnae clubs promote and support fraternity philanthropic endeavors, assist collegiate chapters and offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae. One large club and one small club, among nearly 300, are chosen each year as representatives of performance that is exemplary above all others. 
The Monmouth Alumnae Club increased its membership with an outreach program that included putting door hangers on the homes of Pi Phis inviting them to be part of the club, receiving local press coverage for their Fraternity Day of Service event, and their involvement with the dedication of the new Illinois Alpha Chapter house. The club also utilized the Alumna Initiate program, initiating two women this year.

The club provides small gifts to the incoming Illinois Alpha new member class, holds a welcome back dinner and held a Christmas cookie shine for the chapter at Holt House. They also developed a cookbook as a gift to graduating seniors. To celebrate Fraternity Day of Service this year, the club and the Illinois Alpha Chapter partnered and visited 21 local schools, libraries and preschools over two days and delivered Hello World, a children’s book that teaches how to say hello in a number of different languages.

“Pi Phi sisterhood is all about caring for one another and the community we live in,” said club president Joyce Patterson. “Our alumnae club is proud of the relationship we have built with the Illinois Alpha Chapter at Monmouth College. We work hard, have fun and support one another throughout the school year. It is particularly special that our alumnae club is strong in membership, philanthropy and involvement in a location where the Pi Phi sisterhood began 149 years ago.”

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College, Pi Beta Phi has installed 204 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae clubs worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, “Read > Lead > Achieve,” promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.
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