Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

(Through May 2019)

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First Thursday of each month from October through April
(Except NO January Meeting)

Chapelwood United Methodist Church
11140 Greenbay Street
Houston, Texas  77024
"Courtyard Room"

9:30 am - Refreshments
10:00 am - Program & Meeting

OCTOBER 4, 2018


Insights Into College Basketball

Lauren Sampson, Director of External Operations,
University of Houston Men’s Basketball

Lauren Sampson joined the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program in the summer of 2016 as Director for External Operations. 

In that role, she oversees the publicity of the Houston Men’s Basketball program and supervises a variety of team functions every year.  She is an initiate of the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Oklahoma. 

Lauren has amazing and enthusiastic insights into college basketball to share with us.  She comes from basketball royalty, too!

Hostess:  Alpha Sigma Tau
Alpha Phi, Delta Zeta, Sigma Sigma Sigma

Patsy and Cooky tri delta
Kappa Alpha Theta: 
Patsy Holmes and Cooky Mays
Delta Delta  Delta: 
Rise' Johns, Anna Riseden, Barbara Upchurch, Sharon Reynolds,
Janice Duiett, Melissa Magee, Dianne Hammelman, Amber Vaughn, Carolyn Pyron
Recruitment Chairs: 
Susan Fruit Draughon, Alpha Omicron Pi and
Chris Lane, Alpha Omicron Pi
NOVEMBER 1, 2018


Hottest Reads for Fall and Popular Young Adult Books

Valerie Koehler, Owner, Blue Willow Bookshop

Valerie and her husband bought the Blue Willow Bookshop in 1996 and it’s become the “go to” independent bookstore in Houston for birthday parties, author/book signings and outstanding customer service.

Valerie will regale us with the hottest reads for this fall, and give us some insight into to ever-popular Young Adult books.

Hostess:  Alpha Epsilon Phi
Kappa Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma

Deb Elm, Gamma Phi Beta
(Wine Tasting Co-Chair);
Joni Landon, Alpha Chi Omega
(HAPF President),
Kristy Nagel, Delta Zeta
(Wine Tasting Co-Chair)
Hostesses:  Lolita Murrah, Alpha Sigma Tau,
Michele Foster, Alpha Xi Delta, Jessica Forsdick, Alpha Phi, Mimi Hagedorn, Alpha Phi, Mary Jane Orsburn, Alpha Phi, Susan Danbom, Alpha Phi, Shelly Caldwell, Pi Beta Phi, Margaretta Snell, Pi Beta Phi
Dianne Hammelman, Tri Delta (Scholarship Selection Vice Chair) and Toni Post, Delta Zeta (Scholarship Selection Chairman)
DECEMBER 6, 2018


The Lively Arts Scene in Houston

Dr. Andrew Davis, Dean, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts,
University of Houston

Andrew Davis is the Founding Dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.  He has been on the faculty of the Moores School of Music since 2003.  He has held almost every leadership position in the Moores School of Music and serves as an Associate Dean in the UH Honors College.

Dr. Davis was Co-Chair of the university-wide committee charged with bringing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to the University of Houston.  He will fill us in on the lively arts scene in Houston and at UH in particular.

Hostess:  Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Zeta Tau Alpha

Liz Almond, Gamma Phi Beta
and Marian Almond
Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation Reception: 
Connie Zieba, Alpha Gamma Delta;
Sue Brennig, Kappa Kappa Gamma;
Joni Landon, Alpha Chi Omega;
Martha Blecher, Kappa Kappa Gamma;
Therese Moore, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Michele Moehrman, Alpha Xi Delta and Rosalie Moehrman
FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Beautiful Flower Arrangements for
Valentine’s Day

Lisa Cushing, Owner, Petals by Design

Petals by Design is owned and operated by Lisa Cushing.  Lisa has over 14 years of floral arrangement and design experience and specializes in weddings.  She will give us tips on designing beautiful flower arrangements for Valentine’s Day. 

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Houston where she was a member of the Cougar Marching Band and currently serves as Secretary of the Spirit of Houston/Cougar Marching Band Alumni Association.

Hostess:  Phi Mu
Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta

general meeting general
Anna Riseden, Delta Delta Delta; Hon. Katie Kennedy (Speaker); Dianne Hammelman, Delta Delta Delta
Recruitment Roundtable Volunteers: 
Pam Jarrett, Sharon Shelton-Pease,
Kennedy Packwood, Dawn Luza, Shirley Kraus,
Debbie Jones, Nancy Ford, Grace Anne Baker
Marcy Cann, Zeta Tau Alpha and
Phyllis Prange, Sigma Sigma Sigma
MARCH 7, 2019

National Badge Day
"Wear your letters on your heart."


Exciting Houston
Internships in Communications

Laura Ashley, Internship Coordinator and Instructional Assistant Professor,
University of Houston Valenti School of Communication

Laura is the expert when it comes to internships in general and specifically in the communication field in Houston.  Students at the Valenti School of Communication have the benefit of studying and interning in the country's fourth largest city.

Houston offers many sectors for students to intern, including print and broadcast journalism, agency work, professional sports, healthcare, production studios, and non-profit associations.

Laura is returning home to HAPA – she represented her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, at the HAPA meetings back in the mid-1990s when she was a graduate student at UH.

Hostess:  Gamma Phi Beta
Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Kappa

wt committee meeting
Judy Harwell, Delta Zeta;
Kay Newman, Delta Gamma;
Toni Post, Delta Zeta;
Sherry St. Aubin, Zeta Tau Alpha

Lorie Coffelt, Alpha Delta Pi; Connie Zieba, Alpha Gamma Delta;
Cathy Coers Frank, Chi Omega; Meghan Thompson, Sigma Delta Tau;
Pam Staples, Kappa Delta
Wine Tasting Committee: 
(Top) Pam Jarrett, Debbie Jones, Cooky Mays, Susan Banks, Sharon Shelton-Pease, Grace Anne Baker, Joni Landon (Bottom) Melanie Frank, Kathy Morin, Judy Harwell, Merry Adamcik, Shirley Kraus, Patsy Holmes, Analyn Anderson Lee
APRIL 4, 2019

Introduction of VIPs and
Installation of Officers

Hostess:  Chi Omega
Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta,
Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau

MAY 2, 2019

(See below for details)



Last Thursday of each month from September-April
(Except NO December meeting)

9:30 AM Coffee - 10:00 AM Meeting
See HAPA Yearbook for Locations

for Dates and List of Hostesses






For Alumnae Presidents
and HAPA Delegates

Thursday, September 13, 2018

6:00 PM

Home of Debbie Etheridge, Delta Gamma


Proceeds benefiting
HAPF Scholarships

"Gold Coast of Australia!"

Joni and Jerry Landon (Alpha Chi Omega)

Friday, October 26, 2018
6:00 PM

St. Cecilia Catholic Community Center
11720 Joan of Arc Drive
Houston, Texas 

Jordan Scheiner Photography


For all Houston-area Alumnae Panhellenics

Hosted by HAPA
Research & Education Committee

Guest Speaker - Rie Hoehner

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 9:00 AM ~ Refreshments & Discussion

Location:  Home of Pam Jarrett, Alpha Epsilon Phi


Go to Menu/Web Page for each Special Event for detailed information.



Sorority Information Sessions for
Senior High School Girls, Undergraduates, and Parents

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 AM and 12:00 NOON

St. John The Divine Episcopal Church
2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas  77019


Proceeds benefiting
HAPF Scholarships

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Junior League Ballroom
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Texas  77027

Check-in begins at 11:00 am
Luncheon begins at 11:30 am

Reception for Scholarship Winners in Tearoom
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Jordan Scheiner Photography




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