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Old 10-17-2009, 06:51 PM
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Out here I've only every been to Founder's Day celebrations in February...probably because the 8th of Dec. falls right around finals for a lot of schools.
Here in WI we also have Founders' Day celebration in February - and I think MN has theirs in November. . .
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My collegiate chapter religiously had Founders' Day on Stella's birthday which had been a concession to make it easier for chapters to have the celebrations on the same day since Jan 2nd wasn't so easy. Maybe it's time to dump Dec 8th (Love ya, Stella!) and just focus on the real founding date and make our celebrations sometime in the spring.
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Tri Delta considers it's Founder's Day (for celebration purposes) as "Thanksgiving Eve" and not a specific day. In 1888 Thanksgiving Eve happened to fall on November 27. This year, if you want to wish a Tri Delta "Happy Founder's Day!" it will be on November 25.
I've always loved the uniqueness of Tri Delta's "Thanksgiving Eve" founding. I picture women having to spend Thanksgiving at school, a long way from home, but having their sisters with them.

As for the debate of the Adelphean Society/Alpha Delta Pi and the Philomathean Society/Phi Mu, look at it this way: When the Normans took over England, they enslaved the English. The English got to take slaughter the animals, then serve the cooked animal to their Norman leaders (who spoke French). So, what the English called a cow in the field became boeuf when served for dinner. The English chicken became poultry (poulet). The cow and the chicken were still the same cow and chicken, but with new names - the animals didn't change. I would have much rather used vegetables (I am not responsible for what will happen to the first person to compare either of the Macon Magnolias to cows!) but I was taught this with the animal references.

The Adelphean and Philmathean Societies simply changed their names to go with the fashion. Their rituals remain the same - always have, always will.

I hope I don't have to add the caveat that I am not a Phi Mu, and therefore am making assumptions that they took the same road that Alpha Delta Pi did, concerning ritual!
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I've always loved the uniqueness of Tri Delta's "Thanksgiving Eve" founding. I picture women having to spend Thanksgiving at school, a long way from home, but having their sisters with them.

As for the debate of the Adelphean Society/Alpha Delta Pi and the Philomathean Society/Phi Mu, look at it this way: When the Normans took over England, they enslaved the English. The English got to take slaughter the animals, then serve the cooked animal to their Norman leaders (who spoke French). So, what the English called a cow in the field became boeuf when served for dinner. The English chicken became poultry (poulet). The cow and the chicken were still the same cow and chicken, but with new names - the animals didn't change. I would have much rather used vegetables (I am not responsible for what will happen to the first person to compare either of the Macon Magnolias to cows!) but I was taught this with the animal references.

The Adelphean and Philmathean Societies simply changed their names to go with the fashion. Their rituals remain the same - always have, always will.

I hope I don't have to add the caveat that I am not a Phi Mu, and therefore am making assumptions that they took the same road that Alpha Delta Pi did, concerning ritual!
Just to be confusing, we celebrate Founders' Day on March 4, though we were founded on January 4.
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