Let us know your travel plans so you can coordinate with your friends!  It would be helpful to know who is flying in, who is renting a car and is willing to share, and when we're all coming in.  

December 12, 2016

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To make planning and coordination easier on everyone, we've set up this website.  Watch for updates on this blog as the date gets closer.  


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Patti Gilliland Gibson on February 22, 2017 11:37 AM
Hi everyone!  Be sure to register early, especially if you want to stay in the house.  Space is limited and it will fill up fast.  Can't wait to see everyone!
Kathy Furore on March 1, 2017 8:32 PM
Just RSVP'd and signed up to stay at the house. Marylynn (Samek) and I specified that we want  to room together. If  we want to add someone (I'm waiting to hear from Chris Garrow), how do we do that? --Kathy
Patti Gilliland Gibson on March 2, 2017 8:27 AM
Glad to see you registered, Kathy!  Just use the Contact Us to send an email if you want to add someone.  
Bette (Chambers) Godbey on April 28, 2017 2:16 PM
I have you and Marylynn in a room, and tenatively Chris Garrow in a 4 girl room.  Is there anyone else you might think of.   Please let me know.  thanks, Can't wait to see you!
Kathy Furore on July 11, 2017 6:48 PM
Hi Bette,
I just sent a message re: my roommates, then happened to see your reply to me from April 28. If Chris can be in a room with Marylynn and me, that would be ideal but if not, we'll just work things out when we get to the house. Can't wait to get to B-ton!


Debbie Jackson Pedzinski on March 1, 2017 11:54 PM
It is going to be so much fun to reconnect with sisters, we have so many fun things planned, register early to get the full experience of staying in the AOII house on North Jordan, it is beautiful.

Kathryn Norris Allen on March 2, 2017 10:30 PM
Just curious how this information was disseminated, since I was just notified this evening, yet it is obvious by the number of RSVP's this has been available for quite awhile...I was at the previous reunion, and am fairly active on our if I was forgotten, who else are we missing?  
Patti Gilliland Gibson on March 3, 2017 4:02 PM
Actually, we had an incredible response to the email that was sent out a couple of days ago.  Other than the small group of reunion planners, all the RSVPs have come through from that email.  Everyone who was invited to the last reunion, plus a few we have been able to track down, has been invited.  Please share the link with anyone else you know as well.  

Bette Chambers Godbey on March 6, 2017 2:42 PM
Hey everyone...I will be putting together roommate requests and assiging the rooms.  Pat Gibson is going to share my email address on the AOPii registration website so if you know who you want to room with you can go ahead and send me an email.  I am in the early stages of putting those requests together, since I have only had a couple of requests so far.  Can't wait to see everyone! 
Kristy Collins McAuliffe on May 12, 2017 10:37 AM

Please assign me a room with Lori Edmunds. Thanks.
Mary Andres Russell on June 8, 2017 4:15 PM
Hi Betty,

??Just checking in to see who my roommates are.  I listed several preferences but am not sure how it is shaking out.  Thank you!  Looking forward to a great weekend!  Mary

Bette Godbey on June 9, 2017 10:13 AM
I have you with Joellen Kramer, Barb Hudsin, and Mary Munchak so far.
Can't wait to see you, safe travels.  Bette

Patti Gilliland Gibson on March 8, 2017 5:02 PM
Wow, the house is already halfway full!  Bette Chambers Godbey has generously volunteered to work on room assignments.  

Many of you included your requests with your payment and I have shared those with her.  If you have any questions or need to reach Bette, please contact her at  Thanks!  
Bette Chambers Godbey on March 24, 2017 11:13 AM
I have been working on trying to accomodate everyone's requests on roommates, but I am pretty sure I haven't heard from everyone yet.  Just an FYI, there are only about 30 spaces left available in the house, mostly 4 girl and 2 girl rooms.   Also if you would please RSVP that you are planning on staying in a hotel or the house, that would help tremendously.  Thanks everyone!  Hugs and Roses.....
Anita Klein on March 26, 2017 9:04 PM
Hi Bette,

??Judt checking in.  Are Joanne Bryan and I down for a 2 girl room?

Anita Klein on March 26, 2017 9:05 PM
That previous comment should read: Just checking in.
Bette Godbey on April 28, 2017 2:11 PM are all set in a two girl room.  can't wait to see you!
Anita Klein on May 21, 2017 8:16 PM
Yeah!  Thanks so much!

Susan MacLaughlin on April 11, 2017 4:24 PM
Hello from California,
I will be flying in to Indianapolis and would love to coordinate on car rental.
Also, will there be any extra linens available for we out-of-staters who would like to stay in the sorority house?
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Jo-Ellen Czepiel on April 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Hey Susan-so glad you are planning to attend!!  I will bring some extra bedding along and when final information goes out we will ask/remind those traveling by car to bring along extra sheets/comforters/towels if they can for those who are traveling by plane!   Looking forward to seeing you!!
Susan MacLaughlin on June 12, 2017 11:28 AM
Thanks for your kind offer. I will be at a conference in Orlando right before the Beta Phi Reunion. So, I don't have room to carry my own bedding.
Looking forward to seeing you, too!
Cynthia (Cron) Walker on July 20, 2017 11:15 PM
I can bring extra linens.  Is any one keeping track of this, so we have enough for everyone and not a lot of extras?

Liz Pietsch on April 30, 2017 7:08 PM
I will be flying in from California.  Can't wait it see everyone!

Lisa Niedenthal on June 8, 2017 11:48 AM
So very sorry to miss this ladies!  We have a family vacation that week.

Have fun!!  See you next time.  Come visit me in California any time!


Jane Shuey Hoover on June 9, 2017 7:42 AM
Hello Everyone!   I'm so sorry to miss this reunion!   Hope to get there next time!

Beth Kaser Clark on July 7, 2017 3:11 PM
Darn, that's two reunions you've missed!  Hopefully next time.


Cindy Cohn(Orr) on June 27, 2017 8:00 PM
Hi everyone!
 I'm only going to be able to attend the Nick's gathering on the 29th. Looking forward to seeing you even though it will be short. I didn't RSVP for the main events since I can't attend them. 

Cindy Orr Cohn

Cathy (Harris) Fant on July 16, 2017 5:38 PM
Hi everyone - 
Sadly, I am going to have to miss the reunion due to my nephew's wedding.  I was really looking forward to seeing everyone and reconnecting.  
I just uploaded a lot of photos from my short time in the house (1.5 years, August, 1978 thru December of 1979.)  I did my best to put names on them, but only when I was pretty confident of them.  So, forgive me if I omitted your name or if I gave you someone else's name!  I also uploaded some pages of information about pledging, costs at the time, the house, etc. which my mother happened to save. 
I was reminded of how much fun we had in the house, how busy and productive we were and how fortunate I was to form such wonderful friendships there.  It saddens me to know that both my "mom" and my "daughter," Rachel Spalding and Karen Marencik, passed away at early ages due to cancer.  I know you will be remembering them over the reunion weekend, which is wonderful.  
Have a great time together everyone.  I hope to make it to one of the reunions in the near future!  Alpha Love, Cathy 
Mary Mahon Munchak on July 30, 2017 2:49 PM
Cathy- the reunion is over and I just had the chance to look at all the pictures you posted. What fun memories! We were all wondering how much the house bills were back in the day! This past weekend was so much fun. We are planning to have another reunion sometime in the future and I hope you will be able to come! I'll be posting pictures soon.

Cheryl Sharps on July 20, 2017 5:26 PM
I just saw this blog/messages page! I wish I could be there with all of you! Have the best time, and I am still hoping for another reunion to be organized so I can join up! Alpha love from Albuquerque, NM, and have the best time! Cheryl Sharps (Regan), Beta Phi 1980

Teri Crouse on July 20, 2017 10:24 PM
I'm so sorry I can't be at the majority of the reunion. It seems rather lame since I just moved to Bloomington! But that's part of the problem: I just moved. And swtiched jobs (appointments, actually - that's what it's called in my "new" profession). But I'll try to meet you all at the dinner at Nick's (at least briefly) Saturday evening. When you have an early morning Sunday gig - every Sunday - late Saturday nights become a thing of the past.

Which brings up Sunday morning: you may have heard my new job/appointment is as the associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in downtown Blgtn. It's the big church at 219 E. 4th St. I'm preaching that morning at both services: the 9:30am traditional service in the sanctuary, and the 11:15am contemporary service in the Buskirk Chumley theatre on Kirkwood. I'd love to see some of you there!
Debbie Dyson on July 22, 2017 2:07 PM
Hey Terri, Try to fine me at Nicks. I live in Bloomington, so I'd love to meet you. 
Teri Crouse on July 26, 2017 6:15 PM
I will definitely try! Look for me too. The other 1980 initiates can help point me out.
-- Teri

Cynthia (Cron) Walker on July 20, 2017 11:17 PM
Since I paid so late, but had RSVP'd earlier....wondering who my roomates are...if my momma, Dee took care of me once again?!!
Bette on July 27, 2017 1:31 PM
Cindy you are with Liz Pietsch , Dee Rudinsky, Julie Nobles, and Debbie Tam

Michele Trent on July 21, 2017 9:46 AM
I am so sorry I have to miss the reunion.  I hope you all have a wonderful time!  Safe travels!  Alpha love,

Michele (Ross) Trent

Lisa Wolf Hester on July 29, 2017 4:26 PM
Hi, all. So sorry I am missing this awesome reunion. I am with you in spirit. Even dreamed about being there last night! Have fun! And can't wait to see the promised photos. Count me in next time! And, daught'uler, and all traveling, be safe.

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