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Old 01-27-2021, 05:21 PM
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We don't even have a 60 year recognition. For 75 years, members get an embroidered handkerchief, which is very...practical.
We don't have ANY recognition pins for number of years of membership.

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Old 01-27-2021, 06:25 PM
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That one is gorgeous! Naturally there are several tri delta pins that signify not only an alumni transition but also the amount of years you've been in the sorority. I especially love the diamond circle pin shown here.

https://www.tridelta.org/our-story/h...icial-jewelry/
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:04 PM
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So much red! That badge simply oozes.
It's pretty, but the most gorgeous NPC badge I've ever seen is a plain, white gold AOPi badge with a single ruby. It is just stunning in its simplicity. I would love to be an AOPi just to have that badge (shallow, I know)!!

I really wish Tri Delta had variations of our badge. They do for Executive officers and traveling consultants, but not for other members.
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Old 01-27-2021, 11:07 PM
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We don't even have a 60 year recognition. For 75 years, members get an embroidered handkerchief, which is very...practical.

The reason the handkerchief was gifted was because, at 93+ years old, it was thought that it would be too difficult for a sister to fuss with the little clasp on a little lapel pin. Also, they felt that sisters in their 90s typically weren't going to events and wearing pins. So, yes, practical, but I guess they meant well.

That said, did you know that the handkerchief was replaced? 75-year members now receive a stick-pin with a cubic zirconia "diamond". I think this is a decent compromise as, it's nicer then a handkerchief, but a senior sister will have an easier time with the stick pin. Ironically enough, the stick pin is meant to be an enhancer - the badge is supposed to be centered in the rays of the crescent. Though, senior sisters would have to fuss with the clasp on the badge. I believe, however, that the sisters can just wear the stick pin by itself as well.

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Old 02-16-2021, 05:09 PM
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Changes in ADPi milestone pieces this past year:

Old 10 year pin: New 10 year pendant:


Old 25 yr pin/pendant: New 25 year pin:


Old 50 year pendant/pin: New 50 year pin:
Old 60 year pin (the old 50 year pin fit inside an outer ring of sapphires): New 60 year pin:
I like the new 25 year and 60 year pins.

But I really liked the way that the previous 60 year pin complemented the 50 year pin and I think you could also wear it alone. Would have been cool if the new 60 year pin replaced the old 50 year pin and then they had an enhancer for it for 60 years.

But those are just my thoughts.
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:13 PM
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Resurrecting this thread to share a badge that I rescued from that site earlier this year. The badge is from the early 1950s

Gorgeous!

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Love this design and how it is meant to complement the badge by placing it in the crescent!
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:24 PM
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AOII is offering a limited edition All Ruby Badge for our upcoming 125th Anniversary. I love it. And I might treat myself to one since this fall will be my 25th anniversary as an initiated member in AOII!

https://www.hjgreek.com/product/show...roductID/68123
https://www.hjgreek.com/assets/image...arge/68123.jpg
Wow, I love it!!! Will you get one? You need to! For science!

And they are offering it in white gold & silver as well it looks like. Looking at them both, I’m not sure which I would choose if I were an AOII.



Made me think of this gorgeous AOII badge you posted 10 years ago! Though I do hope the rubies on these new ones are more red than pink.

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I saw this posted on FB from AOII Leadership Academy this past weekend....it was too pretty not to share with you all. I am waiting to find out the history and who the owner of this badge is! I also would love to know why it has a guard...technically that is not allowed in AOII! But this badge is so awesome I think that rule could slide!
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:27 PM
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The reason the handkerchief was gifted was because, at 93+ years old, it was thought that it would be too difficult for a sister to fuss with the little clasp on a little lapel pin. Also, they felt that sisters in their 90s typically weren't going to events and wearing pins. So, yes, practical, but I guess they meant well.

That said, did you know that the handkerchief was replaced? 75-year members now receive a stick-pin with a cubic zirconia "diamond". I think this is a decent compromise as, it's nicer then a handkerchief, but a senior sister will have an easier time with the stick pin. Ironically enough, the stick pin is meant to be an enhancer - the badge is supposed to be centered in the rays of the crescent. Though, senior sisters would have to fuss with the clasp on the badge. I believe, however, that the sisters can just wear the stick pin by itself as well.

I didn't realize we had 4 levels of enhancer pins now. The 50 year pin used to be free, but there was a $4 charge for the certificate (I order these for our AC)...I wonder if members have to pay for the 50 year pin now. I notice there's a "shop now" for each enhancer.
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:49 PM
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I didn't realize we had 4 levels of enhancer pins now. The 50 year pin used to be free, but there was a $4 charge for the certificate (I order these for our AC)...I wonder if members have to pay for the 50 year pin now. I notice there's a "shop now" for each enhancer.

Yes, my understanding previously was that the 50-year pin was free if being ordered by the AC to gift to the member. If a member wanted to purchase one for herself directly, then she could opt to do so for a nominal amount on the website. However, looking at the new website, it's not clear. It does appear that an AC is being directed to Herff Jones to purchase them even if they are being gifted. I'd have to check with the Alumnae Engagement Dept. to see if this policy has changed.
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Old 02-17-2021, 12:48 AM
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If you or any other Gamma Phi Beta sisters have a picture of this stick pin with the badge, I'd love to see it!

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Old 02-17-2021, 12:39 PM
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If you or any other Gamma Phi Beta sisters have a picture of this stick pin with the badge, I'd love to see it!

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Awww....LOL These are the stick pins used as enhancers.






75 year, 50 year, 25 year, and 10 year


The 10 and 25 year milestone pins were also recently changed. They used to look like this:

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Old 02-18-2021, 02:38 AM
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So pretty!
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:41 PM
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Old 02-19-2021, 06:46 AM
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Enhancer Pins are a lovely concept. Do any groups outside the NPC do enhancer pins?
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