GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment > Alumnae Initiation


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 319,666
Threads: 115,078
Posts: 2,179,939
Welcome to our newest member, abrdajnr2084
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-26-2005, 11:39 PM
newsororgal newsororgal is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 17
Gifts

I will be initiated soon. What is the proper etiquette as far as gift giving? Should I get a gift for my sponsor? Any other AI's out there that can help me out here, I would be greatful.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-27-2005, 10:52 AM
lauralaylin lauralaylin is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 1,259
In my opinion, it's your day, so you should be the one getting gifts.

If someone I sponsored got me something, I'd be really touched. But I also think it's not necessarily something you need to do that day. You could get her something the next time you see her.

Congrats on your initiation! How soon is it?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-27-2005, 10:55 AM
adpiucf adpiucf is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: I can't seem to keep track!
Posts: 5,803
Most undergrads being initiated typically give their sponsors a gift, usually a wood craft.

As you're an AI and your sponsor is an alum, I would suggest you write a nice note and give her a gift that is symbolic of the sorority, perhaps a bracelet or a plant... or maybe an inspirational poem (framed).

Congratulations and best wishes on your initiation!
__________________
Click here for some helpful information about sorority recruitment and recommendations.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-03-2005, 06:24 PM
AOIIsilver AOIIsilver is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: TN
Posts: 1,271
I gave my sponsor a ruby and diamond ring.

Silver
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2005, 12:35 AM
betasigrose betasigrose is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 185
I cross stiched my sorority's creed and framed it and gave it to her..if you would like to do something like that..pm me and I will help you!
Congrats!
Jamie
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-21-2005, 12:08 AM
JennRN JennRN is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: West ByGawd Virginia
Posts: 675
Well, I am hoping to be initiated soon (still waiting to hear), but I just gave gifts to my AI sponser, the ac president, and another alum who wrote a rec letter for me. I wrote them thank-you notes, and gave them all a gift card to the spa we all go to. If I do get accepted and initaiated into this wonderful sorority, I will probably give my sponser another little something.

AOII Silver, tell more about the ring!! That sounds awesome!!

And by the way, to the original poster, congrats on your upcoming initiation!! Where did you find your home??
__________________
DELTA GAMMA
My Sisters Are My Anchors!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2005, 10:41 PM
bsp-mich24 bsp-mich24 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Some Where In Paradise...
Posts: 875
Send a message via AIM to bsp-mich24
Congrats to those who will be initiated soon!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-22-2005, 04:55 PM
Tom Earp Tom Earp is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Kansas USA
Posts: 23,583
Thumbs up

Any Thing that comes from The Heart would be nice especially if You wrote something to go along with it!
__________________
LCA


LX Z # 1
Alumni
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-23-2005, 04:45 AM
James James is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 8,594
Send a message via ICQ to James Send a message via AIM to James
A gift is a sincere gesture of appreciation expressed in a tangible form.

If you need to ask, it makes the gift insincere and you shouldn't give one. Unless you are pretty cynical.

And before the rest of you jump all over me, this is not a normal etiquette question. Gifts are almost never inappropriate but they are not always socially required.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.