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06-03-2003, 06:44 AM
I've been reading this forum for a couple of weeks now and I've finally summoned enough courage to post my own message. :)
I am a recent college graduate (last May) and I am very interested in joining AOPi. I know that there are several ladies on this message board that have become AIs of AOPi, so I was hoping that I could get some advice. I haven't contacted HG yet, but I'm hoping with some support and love :) I'll send off that e-mail within the next few days.
I have several concerns/questions about joining as an AI. First and foremost, does it hurt my chances by not knowing any AOPi members? I am interested in the organization for its values and for what it stands for -- but I'm worried that this won't be enough in order for me to become a member after college.
Secondly, I was part of a local sorority during my undergraduate years. The sorority eventually became a chapter of another sorority, but I chose not to affiliate with at sorority. Neither of the two aforemementioned sororities were NPC members. Nonetheless, does this hurt my chances for AI?
Thanks in Advance! :)
06-03-2003, 07:43 AM
Welcome! Glad that you decided to post, I promise we're not scary people around here :)
There are several wonderful AOII AI's here on GC. I am so glad each of them found their home in our sisterhood and hope that you consider the same journey.
I don't believe that a local sorority affiliation is a negative for persuing AI with most NPCs, including AOII. I can't speak for anyone other than my own opinion on that one, though! You may find out that you do know some AOIIs, but perhaps their affiliation hasn't come up before now. I think it's wonderful that you speak so highly of us, what a great compliment. Thank you! If you would like to PM or email me (see profile for addy) I'd be happy to help get you some contact info and such to help you get started. Please do!
Good luck in your journey. There are a lot of AI stories in this thread, so if you haven't already you may want to read them. Regardless of the sorority each AI chose, they each had (or are having right now!!) an amazing journey to find their own sorority home.
All my best,
06-03-2003, 08:35 AM
First, welcome to Greek Chat! You'll find LOTS of wonderful people here. :)
When I read your post I thought that it was almost exactly like my story! I am a 2000 AI of AOII. Before beginning my search I did not know any AOIIs but I contacted IHQ and explained that I was interested in learning more about AOII and getting involved. I too was in a local sorority while an undergraduate (they affiliated with an NPC sorority but I didn't want to affiliate - long story!). That's the wonderful beginning of the story in a nutshell. :)
I would definitely recommend contacting IHQ to get more information as well as letting IHQ introduce you to local alumnae.
Feel free to join us on the AOII board if you haven't already :)
06-03-2003, 10:52 AM
Welcome to Greek Chat! You have come to the right place! There are some terrific AOII's on this board, several of who are AI's to AOII!
I have some AOII specific information here:
http://www.alphaomicronpi.org/PDF%20files/fall02/AlumnaInitiate-F02.pdf With thanks to aopirose for this link....updated on March 16/2003
and also have a look here:
My Advice to Prospective Alumnae Initiates (http://www.greekchat.net/gcforums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20287).
and I have taken the liberty of adding you onto
A Roll Call of Alumnae Initiates and Prospective Alumnae Initiates! (http://forums.greekchat.com/gcforums/showthread.php?s=&postid=303448#post303448) Hope that is alright with you?
Good luck and I hope you find your way home to AOP! :D
Hopefully, you will wear one of these http://www.alphaomicronpi.org/images/histimgs/badge.jpg at some point in the near future!
06-03-2003, 09:42 PM
Thanks so much for the love! :) I'm looking forward to starting my journey. I'll keep you all updated on how things are going...:)
06-03-2003, 11:29 PM
Congatulations on becoming a PNAM (prospective new alumna member.) There are several of us who are also looking for a home. We welcome you to the forum. I know you will find the members helpful and supportive!
Lizz (PNAM tinydancer)
06-04-2003, 10:26 PM
Hi welcome to Greekchat (GC). I am also a pnm and glad to see that other prospectives are posting to GC.:D
I also think that you should contact HQ. If you happen to locate a contact number for the Regional Director or Coordinator they will also contact the local alumna chapter in or near your area. Good Luck! :)
06-05-2003, 06:48 PM
I am also an AOII AI, and I have sponsored two AOII AI's. Be sure to call headquarters (the telephone number is on the AOII web page along with the name of the Alumni Services Coordinator) and get more information. :D
06-05-2003, 07:29 PM
Congrats on deciding to go AI! I hope that you find everything in AOII that the rest of us have found...a wonderful group of sisters who care for you!
Best wishes no matter what org you decide to join :)
06-05-2003, 09:49 PM
feel fortunate that you were led to or stumbled upon G C!!
I think that A I can and is an important thing for people who one reason or another could not become a Member in College.
As you can see, there is a Heart felt care for Greeks on G C, and there are so many Great People here who are so willing to dig, find information, and giv help to so many!:)
" Stick With Us Kid, You Will Love It":cool:
Oh, for your info, I am almost the oldest but take claim to being the Insaneiest of ALL!:D
06-10-2003, 04:42 AM
Go for it rebakins! AOPi is a wonderful sorority! I wish you the best! There is a lot of good advice here on GC for prospective AIs, esp from CutiePie!!! She is tops in my book and knows so much!!
By the way, Tom Earp, you are just barely older than me but I am not sure you are the most "insaneiest!" Many of my friends think I am that!! LOL! :D Hey, we'd probably get in big trouble if we ever met - haha! The Doobie Bros were here in town doing a concert last weekend and, don't ask me how, but I left the concert with an autographed drumstick and two signed guitar picks from the band members -- plus a nasty little headache ;)
Anyways, I would say that you are BY FAR the worst typist I have ever seen!! tee hee :p
06-21-2003, 12:41 AM
i just want to say good luck!! i wish you the best on your journey!! hopefully someday we will be able to call each other 'sister' (-:
06-21-2003, 10:09 AM
Rebecca, everyone has given you wonderful advice. Best of luck in your AI quest. :)
06-24-2003, 05:31 PM
How is the process going? PM me if you have questions. I may be able to help. :)
06-26-2003, 06:29 AM
Well....nothing much to report unfortunately :( Right after I wrote my initial letter, things got really hectic at work and I didn't have a chance to get in touch with HQ.
BUT..it looks like things might be slowing down a bit and I recently made my first attempt at contact with HQ! I received an out of office reply, but I'm hoping that I hear back sometime next week. I think the waiting's the worst part...:)
Thanks for checking up on me! Any news and I'll let you know! :)
06-26-2003, 01:05 PM
They are on Convention in Virginia now...
06-29-2003, 10:51 PM
I would try calling HQ the week AFTER the 4th. :)
By the way, the Alumnae Services Coordinator is the nicest lady ever! :)
07-02-2003, 06:37 AM
I wanted to give you all an update....I came home Monday after work and had a letter from HQ waiting in my inbox!! The woman was so nice and seemed happy that I was interested in AI! :) We've corresponded a few times back and forth. She just recently sent out information for me to review and once I've done that, the next step is to look for members in my area for me to meet and possibly be sponsered by!
Woohoo! :) I'm so excited...:) I just had to let you all know...
07-02-2003, 06:56 AM
07-02-2003, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by rebakins
She just recently sent out information for me to review and once I've done that, the next step is to look for members in my area for me to meet and possibly be sponsered by!
That sounds very promising! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, that you will be joining the ranks of the other fabulous AOII women on these boards! (You know who you are! ;) :D )
07-02-2003, 11:53 AM
The letter sounds very promising!:D I'll be keep my fingers crossed for you & I hope you get to meet you potential new sisters soon! :)
Originally posted by rebakins She just recently sent out information for me to review and once I've done that, the next step is to look for members in my area for me to meet and possibly be sponsered by!
Prospective AI 2003/2004?
New Adviser @ my alma mater:)
07-02-2003, 12:37 PM
Rebecca--what exciting news! I'm so excited for you. Please keep us posted as your journey continues!
07-10-2003, 02:11 PM
Wow! Congratulations! I'm so excited about this for you. I was thinking about trying to get my mom to think about AI. Keep us updated because I want to know how the process works!
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