Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Social at El Porton

Plan to come to our CAKD Christmas social this year! We are meeting up at El Porton in our "favorite" Christmas sweater, and will join with our KD sisters to celebrate the season with some fun, laughs and good times.

Know a KD in town for the holidays? Bring her with you! We will be inviting the KD's from UA, UALR, and any other college KDs that we know.

Monday, December 21 - 5:30-7:30pm
El Porton
12111 W. Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Upcoming Events

  • December 12th – KDs Christmas Road Trip (I would like to get a group of us together to visit the KDs in Hot Springs)
  • January 23rd – UALR Initiation
  • January 26th – New Year’s Bunko Night Social
  • February – CAKD Girl Scout Event
  • March – UALR Chapter Installation

November Newsletter

UALR Chapter Advisory Board (CAB)
The following Central Arkansas Kappa Delta Alumnae were selected for the Eta Sigma Chapter CAB for 2009-2010: Cristina Broomas Easterling, Chair; Jessica Riley Holcomb, Membership Education; Brittany Clifford, Membership; Kristi Rush Callaway, Efficiency; Leigha Floyd Jones, Community Service; Jennifer Stanley, Public Relations; Jessica Cranford Ellis, Standards; Rachel Lipsey, Finance; and Amanda Pace, Social. Thank you for your willingness to serve Kappa Delta!

Kappa Delta Family of Websites
Be sure you visit the Kappa Delta family of websites! Electronic Communications is a focus of the national organization, and a way to keep you involved with Kappa Delta.

CAKD Magazine Sales 2009-2010
National Kappa Delta asks each member to support the Chapter Housing Fund by participating in magazine sales each year. In the past, our alumnae chapter has not been active in magazine sales, but we did want to let our alumnae know about the magazines available for those “hard to buy” friends and family as we prepare for the Holiday gift giving season. Also, if you or
your family has a business that subscribes to magazines for your waiting room; there is also a special emphasis on renewals this year. Our chapter’s e-fundraising site is here: Please considering helping out the Kappa Delta’s chapter housing fund!

Kappa Delta Scholarships and Continuing Education Grants: Due February 1, 2010
Kappa Delta provides over $110,000 each year in scholarships to its members and we hope that you will consider applying for a scholarship if you are working to further your education on either the undergraduate or graduate level. Check out these great scholarships today at

National Girls Day – Moved to November 14, 2010
Due to a large number of groups wanting to participate, the Confidence Coalition has moved National Girls Day from February 28, 2010 to November 14, 2010. So, instead of a National Girls Day event in February, our Alumnae Chapter will work with a local Girl Scout troop on the topic of Confidence for our monthly meeting. If you are interested in helping plan our February event, please contact us at

Order of the Emerald and Order of the Pearl 2011
National Kappa Delta offers recognition for achievements of its members to and outside of the sisterhood in its Order of the Emerald and Order of the Pearl awards. Each alumnae chapter is eligible to nominate one member for Order of the Pearl and Order of the Emerald. These nominations are due by October 1, 2010. Please begin thinking now who you would like to nominate.

Monday, November 2, 2009

UALR 2nd Degree and Women And Children 1st Christmas Presents

Please join us for the UALR 2nd Degree and Women And Children 1st Christmas Presents on Monday, November 16 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Home of Rachel Lipsey.

CAKD has been invited to participate in the 2nd Degree ceremony for the New Members of Eta Sigma Chapter (UALR). If you would like to participate, please be at Rachel's House by 6:00 PM in your whites.

Immediately following 2nd degree, CAKD and Eta Sigma will participate in the annual Christmas Wrapping party for Women and Children 1st. Bring with you small toys (think Happy Meal prized size) and small gifts for the women in the shelter. Toiletry items are also appreciated. Bring your favorite dessert, and we'll make some coffee and hot chocolate for everyone.

Please come when you can! Even if you can't make it to 2nd degree at 6, plan on coming over for the yummy desserts and wrapping party!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Upcoming Events

  • October 22nd – Founder’s Day–7-9 PM, Creegan’s Irish Pub, 301 Main Street, NLR, AR 72114 – Joint Event with Eta Sigma
  • November 16th – Christmas Gifts for Women and Children 1st – Get together with your KD sisters for dessert, and then help prepare Christmas Gifts for Women and Children 1st.
  • November Dinner Group
  • December Dinner Group and Lunch Bunch
  • December – Visit Homebound KDs at Christmas

October 2009 Newsletter

Girl Scouts
CAKD is interested in reaching Girl Scout troops in Spring 2010. If you are a troop leader, and would be interested in a KD event, please let me know. One of the suggestions is to do a Uniquely Me event ( Rachel Lipsey represented Kappa Delta at the 5th annual Smores in the City fundraiser on September 17th for Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. She had a great time networking with the leadership of the Girl Scout council and meeting new friends who support Girl Scouts.

UALR Recruitment
CAKD appreciates all those who sent in recommendations for UALR PNMs these past couple of months. You helped to get the very best girls to colonize the new Kappa Delta chapter. CAKD also appreciates the following KDs who helped support the UALR Recruitment Meal on September 25th: Amanda Pace, Jessica Holcomb, Leigha Jones, Sharon Davis, Karen Huber, Jennifer Stanley, and Cristina Easterling. Several CAKD members had the opportunity to visit with the KD colonization team as well as several ladies from Zeta Omega and encourage them through the extension process for UALR Kappa Delta. CAKD also had the opportunity to meet our soon to be sisters at UALR for Bid Day 2009. We had a great time meeting 11 of the new members joining Kappa Delta at UALR, and getting to know them. Several chapter advisors have been attending New Member meetings and 1st degree ritual ceremonies to learn more about these girls’ hopes and dreams for the new chapter. They are a great bunch of ladies, and through COB have already recruited 9 more members, and have met the current UALR house
total of 20 (1st on campus to do so!)

UALR Chapter Advisory Board (CAB)
It is not too late to consider joining the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) for Eta Sigma (UALR). If you are interested in finding out more, or being placed on the UALR chapter advisors e-mail list; please send an e-mail to Placement in positions on CAB should occur within the next 2 months with training soon after the placement.

CAKD Directory
Be sure and come to the October 22nd Founder’s Day event so you can pick up a copy of the CAKD Directory. Thank you so much to those who paid your dues during the past month and during our spring membership drive. We now have the alumnae chapter’s highest membership number ever with 51 members (As of 10/15/09)! We broke last year’s previous high membership number of 32 by over 59%. Way to go CAKD!

Kudos to our KD Sisters
Thank you to all those who helped with the UALR colonization this past month! Your support makes so much possible for these new Kappa Deltas.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Founder's Day Event

Come and join the Central Arkansas Alumnae Chapter and the Eta Sigma Colony (UALR) of Kappa Delta Sorority as we celebrate Founder's Day Eve with some food and KD love. CAKD will honor our newest Kappa Deltas from Eta Sigma, and also honor our sisters entering the Nautilus Circle (25 years), White Rose Circle (50 years), and Emerald Circle (60 years) of membership in Kappa Delta. CAKD will provide appetizers and soda/tea, but dinner is on your own. Creegan's serves sandwiches and salads priced under $10. Make plans to come to this event!

Please RSVP on our Evite page or on our Facebook Event Page

Thursday, October 22, 2009

7-9 PM

Creegan's Irish Pub

301 Main Street

North Little Rock, AR 72114

e-mail us at for more information.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Upcoming Fall Events

  • September 17th – 5:30 PM S’mores in the City – Girl Scouts – Diamonds of AR, OK, and TX Fundraiser ($15/person)
  • September 25th – Recruitment Meal for UALR Extension Team – more details below
  • September 27th – UALR Kappa Delta Colony Bid Day – estimated time is 3 p.m.
  • October (TBA) – Couples Razorback Watch Party
  • October 23rd – Founder’s Day – we are planning a joint event with Eta Sigma (UALR)

September Newsletter

KayDee BayBees
The following Central Arkansas ladies pledged Kappa Delta this past month. Please send a note of welcome if you know any of these great new members.
University of Arkansas – Samantha Brown (Little Rock), Karmen Childers (Searcy), Kristen Hilliard (Greenbriar), Lindsay Hoggatt (Cabot), Katie Holland (Benton), Lauren Knell (Little Rock), Chloe Piazza (Little Rock), Molly Reed (Little Rock), Dorene Reno (Conway), Diane Riggs (Little Rock), and Anna Shirley (Sherwood).
Auburn University – Amanda Weir (Little Rock)

CAKD Directory
During the next 6 weeks, CAKD will be putting together its directory. A hard copy of the directory will be provided to all dues paying members of the alumnae chapter, and will be passed out at the Founder’s Day event on October 23rd. This is your last chance to pay your 2009-2010 dues as our member directory needs to be turned into nationals by 11/1/09. Please don’t let this opportunity get away from you, and turn in your membership form and dues today!

Recruitment Meal for UALR
CAKD is planning on helping out the KD extension team the weekend of September 25th by providing a meal for the 25 KDs on UALR’s campus for recruitment. CAKD will get BBQ for the ladies, but would appreciate any contribution of side items from our members. You can come and help serve, or you can drop off your contribution with one of us that are planning on serving. Please let me know if you can provide any of the following, and I will get back with you about where to drop it off at:
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
Forks / Spoons / Knives

Alumnae Division 7 Facebook Page
The KD Alumnae Division 7 national officers Tracy Gramkow, Operating Specialist, and Jackie Anglin, Marketing Specialist, have put a facebook page up that they would like to welcome all alumnae in Division 7 to join. You can find that page at

National Charity League
At 2009 Convention in Orlando, Kappa Deltas found out about a new partnership between Kappa Delta Sorority and National Charity League. I have attached the memo sent in the August 2009 KD Leader (previously known as the quarterly mailing), but also encourage those of you with daughters in grades 7-12 to check out the organization at .

Kudos to our KD sisters
Patti Bailey (Sigma Upsilon – Indiana) – Patti and her husband John are Lifetime Board Members of the Arkansas Museum of Discovery. Thank you for all the work that you have put into the Museum to make it such a success. I’m sure I speak for many KDs with small children, when I say AMOD is one of the best places to take children in Central Arkansas! Send your Kudos news to Rachel at

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

UALR Bid Day!

Good News - UALR bid day restrictions (25 total people) are only for the 2 p.m. event, but CAKD Alumnae chapter is welcome to attend the KD event starting at around 3 p.m. for only KDs. Please re-mark your calendars, and I'll send out details soon about the event. Hope you can come and support our KD new members!

S'mores in the City - Update

Please let me know if you need me to purchase a ticket for Smores in the City on September 17th. If you are still planning on attending, but don't want me to order you a ticket, please don't forget to order your tickets for this upcoming event. You can find more information here: I hope that many of you can come out and support Girl Scouts!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brunch and Bras

At this brunch, we are going to catch up with each other, and pass out the underwear that our chapter won at convention. We will also have an underwear drive, and give the new undies to Women and Children First, as many families leave home with very little of their personal belongings to leave abusive situations. We hope you can make it out!

Saturday, August 22, 2009
10:00am - 12:00pm
Mimi's Cafe
11725 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR, 72211

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Upcoming August-October Events

Here are some upcoming events for the CAKD:
  • August 14th – 5:30 PM Happy Hour / Dinner Group at The House - 722 N. Palm St., Little Rock
  • September – National Women’s Friendship Month / Secret Sister Postcards
  • September 17th – 5:30 PM S’mores in the City – Girl Scouts – Diamonds of AR, OK, and TX Fundraiser ($15/person)
  • September 27th – UALR Kappa Delta Colony Bid Day – We’ll plan on meeting a little early to reveal our secret sisters for the month, and then help celebrate with the New Members joining the KD colony at UALR for Bid Day
  • October (TBA) – Couple’s Razorback Watch Party at the Home of Leigha Jones

August Newsletter

Recent CAKD Events
Central Arkansas Kappa Deltas got together for Dinner at US Pizza in North Little Rock on July 24th,, and also helped prepare 13 care packages for collegiate chapters of our active CAKD members on July 29th with a Mexican Fiesta at the Home of Angela Plymale. Care packages were sent to Zeta Gamma (University of Arkansas), Epsilon Chi (Baylor University), Beta Lambda (Georgetown College), Sigma Sigma (Iowa State University), Delta Omega (Mississippi State University), Nu (Oklahoma State University), Alpha Delta (Rhodes College), Gamma Kappa (University of Louisiana, Lafayette), Delta Zeta (University of Louisiana, Monroe), Alpha Mu (University of Mississippi), Epsilon Alpha (Missouri University of Science and Technology), Eta Epsilon (University of the South), and Zeta Psi (Valparaiso University). We hope our collegiate sisters enjoy their goodies, and we hope to expand our care package send off in the coming years. We’d love to hear your suggestions for chapter support, especially if you are a recent graduate. What do you think the chapters would enjoy getting from our alumnae chapter

Eta Sigma (UALR)

Keep these dates in mind for UALR recruitment –
Welcome Week - August 21-28, and Bid Day – September 27th at 2 p.m. Don’t forget to let us know if you would be willing to serve on CAB (contact Rachel or Louise Geib at When I hear more, I’ll send out a special edition of the CAKD-Newsletter. Hopefully sooner, rather than later!

Gamma Zeta (University of Arkansas)
Here are a few dates to keep in mind for Zeta Gamma –
Formal Recruitment: August 18-21st, Bid Day: August 22nd, 1st Degree: August 24th, 2nd Degree: September 29th, Initiation: October 1st, Homecoming: October 31st

GLRAP Reference Book
Thank you to the following sisters for their work on writing over 80 references from the Greater Little Rock Alumnae Reference Book: Cristina Easterling, Cherry Landfair, Acacia Stinnett, Jennifer Stanley, Karen Bernd, Kristi Callaway, Kelly Harbert, Katie McDonald, Larcie Burnett, Leslie Lee, Sarah Coppola-Jewell, Marcia Holder, Viki Keaton, and Rachel Lipsey. If you did not come to the July 29th event, please let Rachel know where she can send your reference writer gift.

Kudos to our KD sisters
Heather Schell (Zeta Psi-Valparaiso State) – Congratulations on your engagement to Jason Gwatney.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

S'mores in the City

Join your Central Arkansas Kappa Delta sisters as we have fun and raise money for one of our national philanthropies, Girl Scouts, at their 5th annual S'mores in the City event. The event will take place on Thursday, September 17. Tickets are $15 each, and can be bought either directly through the Girl Scout Council office, or you can contact Rachel by 9/1 and she will order your ticket for you (and you can pay her back at the event).

Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: River Market Pavillion - 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
Contact: Girl Scout Council Office - (501) 758-1020 or e-mail Rachel -

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July, August, and September Events

Here are some upcoming activities we would love for everyone in CAKD to get involved in! Contact Rachel - - with questions!

  • July 24th at 5:30 p.m. – Happy Hour at (The New) US Pizza -- 5524 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock
  • July 29th at 6:30 p.m. – Fajitas, Ritas, and Recs (Chapter Support and References Meeting) –Home of Angela Plymale
  • July 31st-August 2nd – Zeta Gamma Early Years Reunion at KD house in Fayetteville (contact Stephanie Chaney for
    more information at
  • August (TBA) – Lunch Bunch and Happy Hour
  • September – National Women’s Friendship Month / Secret Sister Postcards
  • September 27th – UALR Kappa Delta Colony Bid Day – We’ll plan on meeting a little early to reveal our secret sisters for the month, and then help celebrate with the New Members joining the KD colony at UALR for Bid Day

July Newsletter

Kappa Delta Convention
One of the biggest things involving Kappa Delta alumnae groups is that we have now, officially, been changed from Alumnae Associations to Alumnae Chapters. Our national officers hope that this change with help to remind us that our alumnae membership is just as important, although different, in our post-college lives and that we are connected with all Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae groups.

I arrived at the 1st ever Alumnae President’s Leadership Conference tardy, but just in time to hear Corre Anding Stegall speak on leadership. Captivating and encouraging are what I remember about her presentation, and it is easy to see why so many love and adore one of our most talented KD sisters. The first day of the conference covered things like AA officer responsibilities and membership growth suggestions. A panel discussion, with audience questions and discussion, was both helpful and encouraging to the work that we do here in Central Arkansas.

The large general sessions were huge productions, along with some of our favorite Disney characters like Cinderella, Belle, and the favorite mouse Mickey! We learned that the next convention will take place in Tucson, AZ in June 2011. It was also wonderful to see one of our own CAKD sister Jean Stockburger’s collegiate chapter Sigma Lambda (Auburn) being selected for Council Award Kappa Delta convention was a wonderful experience, and I hope that each of you will consider attending a convention in the future.

CAKD Events
Several Kappa Deltas got together for Happy Hours and Lunch Bunch across Central Arkansas this past month. Happy Hours at Boscos, West End, and Ya Ya’s were a success, and Lunch Bunch at Chick-fil-A was fun for sisters and their children alike. We would love to see some new faces come out to our upcoming events – so don’t be shy!

The only updated news about the colonization at UALR I have received came from the CDC who will be in residence helping to create the new colony. Her name is Katie Cooper (318-560-5733,, and if you get a chance send her a quick e-mail saying hello. She should be arriving in Little Rock around mid-August. Dates to keep in mind: Orientation Dates (and possible CAB training) - August 4th and 12th, Welcome Week - August 21-28, and Bid Day – September 27th at 2 p.m. Don’t forget to let us know if you would be willing to serve on CAB (contact Rachel or Louise Geib at

Scholarship Committee
Our scholarship committee has been working on fundraiser avenues for the UALR scholarship; however our August 1st deadline is quickly approaching for the 2010-2011 scholarship. If you have any contacts, or are interested in helping to fund this new scholarship, please let me know ASAP.

GLRAP Reference Book
Central Arkansas Kappa Delta members wrote over 60 references for Potential New Members from the Little Rock area. Another batch of young ladies will post within the next few days, so please send an e-mail to if you are able to help us out with references from specific schools, churches, or community groups.

Kudos to Our KD Sisters
Peyton Lee Dobrovich (Zeta Gamma) – Peyton and her family welcomed their newest addition, Beau Charles to the world this past month. Congratulations, Peyton!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fajitas, 'Ritas, and Recs

On Wednesday, July 29, CAKD will be having its annual reference and chapter support meeting. It will take place at the home of Angela Plymale (25 Kanis Creek Place, Little Rock 72223) at 6:30pm.

We are asking that each person bring a bag of fun-sized candy bars for the chapter care packages, a personal note for the chapter, and a side item for the Fajita bar. You can sign up for the side on facebook, the evite, or by emailing Rachel at

RSVP by July 27 to Rachel or on the evite. Non-CAKD member Kappa Deltas are welcome to come and eat/drink for $8. CAKD members are free with 2009-2010 dues payment (you can still join-$35 active, $20 mailings only).

To view the evite go to:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

July Happy Hours

Thursday, July 9 - 5:30-7:30pm at YaYa's Euro Bistro in Little Rock at 17711 Chenal Pkwy.

Friday, July 24 - 5:30-7:30pm at the US Pizza in North Little Rock at 5524 JFK Blvd.

We hope you can join us for the July happy hours!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Upcoming Events - June/July

Happy Hours
June 18 – 5:30 pm -- Happy Hour at Boscos -- 500 President Clinton Ave Ste
June 26 – 5:30 pm – Happy Hour at West End Smokehouse & Tavern --215 N Shackleford Rd
July (TBA) – Happy Hour

Lunch Bunch
June 25 – 11:15 am – Lunch Bunch at Chick-fil-A -- 6201 W. Markham, Little Rock

Other Events
July 29th – Recruitment Goodie Bags / Reference Meeting

National Women's Friendship Month/Secret Sister

Coming this September, in celebration of NWFM, CAKD with help facilitate a secret sister exchange for the active CAKD members (and others who would like to participate). We’ll send you 4 postcards to send to your secret sis during the month of September, and you can do other things to let your sister know that you are thinking about her. We’ll have a secret sis reveal party at the end of the month

June Newsletter

Several KDs in central Arkansas have met at area restaurants for happy hour over the past month. Amanda Pace has done an
excellent job of getting these groups together, and if you have any suggestions or questions about these events – contact CAKD at

National Convention - Rachel will be traveling to Orlando for National Convention June 27 - July

Zeta Gamma Early Years Reunion in KD house in Fayetteville (contact Stephanie Chaney for more information at July 31- August 2.

Longwood Event (AA’s from Zeta, KD, Alpha Sig, and Tri-Sig). We are still working on this event, but plans have not been confirmed yet. TBA

New Kappa Delta chapter at UALR - I recently communicated via e-mail with Kappa Delta National Panhellenic Delegate Julie Johnson about the upcoming colonization at UALR. I think that nationals is excited about the upcoming colonization.. Many of the events will only need limited assistance from the AA and alumnae; however please mark Sunday, September 27th at 2 p.m. as the Bid Day Celebration, which will be on the campus of UALR.

Also, help from our young alumnae may be requested during welcome week (August 21-28), and possibly for orientation dates (July 10, Aug 4, of Aug 12). In addition, the CAB Interest/Training meeting will probably coincide with the UALR orientation dates (July 10, Aug 4, of Aug 12); so please keep those dates open for possible CAB training if you signed up earlier this spring. If you are still interested in CAB (which will probably be the alumnae called upon to assist with the recruitment efforts) and have not let us know, please contact me or Louise Geib at

Scholarship Committee - The scholarship committee is now beginning to plan and implement funding the UALR scholarship for a member of the new colony. To endow a $1000 scholarship, they are looking to raise $12,500. Please let us know if you are interested in making a donation or in the fundraising efforts.

GLRAP Reference Book - Resumes and bios have started coming in for the Greater Little Rock Alumnae Panhellenic Reference Book. Please send an email to if you are able to help us out with references from specific schools, churches, or community groups.

Kudos to our KD Sisters - Ruth Darrow Shepherd (Nu) – Ruth is the executive director for Just Communities (, and recently was in High Profile of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette for her organizations Humanitarian Awards Dinner honoring Gov. Mike Beebe.
Jessica Cranford Ellis (Zeta Gamma) – Congratulations to Jessica, as she married her husband Brook Ellis this past month.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

June Happy Hours

The CAKD social committee has planned weekly happy hours for the month of June! Please meet at the following locations at 5:30pm. Check outside first, if the weather is nice.

Friday, May 29th - Creegan's Irish Pub --301 Main St, North Little Rock

Thursday, June 4 - Cajun's Warf --2400 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock

Friday, June 12 - El Porton --12111 W Markham St, Little Rock

Thursday, June 18 - Boscos --500 President Clinton Ave Ste, Little Rock

Friday, June 26 - West End Smokehouse & Tavern --215 N Shackleford Rd, Little Rock

If you have any questions, contact Amanda Pace at

June Lunch Bunch

The Central Arkansas Kappa Delta Alumnae Association is having its June Lunch Bunch on Thursday, June 25. This is a family-friendly event that will take place at the Chick-fil-A ( 6201 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.

With school out for the summer, and many MDO programs out as well; CAKD thought this might be the best way to get together. We'll meet up starting at 11:15 (before the crowds start coming in), but will be there through 12:30. For questions about this event, contact Rachel at

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kudos for our KD Sisters

For each monthly newsletter we will try to focus on a couple of our CAKD sisters doing great things in their community and career fields. Feel free to share your or a sisters accomplishment by sending an e-mail to

Kelly Givens Harbert (Delta Zeta)– was in the paper for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society Guild’s Symphony Designer House. She serves on the board of directors of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Cristina Broomas Easterling (Zeta Gamma) – her student pharmacy group, which she has served as president, won the best collegiate pharmacy group at their recent convention.

Summer Events

- June (TBA) – Happy Hour
- June 27-July 1 – Kappa Delta National Convention, Orlando, FL
- July 29th – Recruitment Goodie Bags / Reference Meeting
- July 31st-August 2nd – Zeta Gamma Early Years Reunion in KD house in Fayetteville (contact Stephanie Chaney for more information at
- August (TBA) – Lunch Bunch and Happy Hour
- TBA -- Longwood Event (AA’s from Zeta, KD, Alpha Sig, and Tri-Sig). Preliminary thoughts are to have a family event at a Little Rock area pool. The Zetas and KDs are trying to get the other sororities interested in the event.
- September – National Women’s Friendship Month / Secret Sister
In celebration of NWFM, CAKD with help facilitate a secret sister exchange for the active CAKD members (and others who would like to participate). We’ll send you 4 postcards to send to your secret sis during the month of September, and you can do other things to let your sister know that you are thinking about her. We’ll have a secret sis reveal party at the end of the month

May 2009 Newsletter

Rachel’s Ramblings
If you are like me, you can’t wait for summer to get here! Heading out for vacation, taking the kids to the pool and some relaxation are on my agenda for this summer. The CAKD officers hope that you have a nice, relaxing start to the summer – but don’t forget about your beloved Kappa Delta. I’ve attached a quick update on all things Central Arkansas Kappa Delta. As always, feel free to get in touch with my by e-mail at

May Lunch Bunch
5 KDs met for lunch at Pei Wei in Little Rock on May 14th for a quick bite to eat. We hope that you can come out to one of our future lunch bunch or happy hour events.

CAKD has no new report from nationals about the upcoming colonization at UALR. However, we expect to hear more throughout the summer, and especially after convention and the new CDC’s begin their duties.

The Scholarship committee has begun discussing the UALR scholarship that the Central Arkansas KD AA is going to help get started. We have completed the criteria, and now will begin the process of finding ways to fund the scholarship. There is still room on the committee for you, so please let us know if you are interested in helping us with the scholarship.

Panhellenic Tea / Little Rock Potential New Members
The panhelleic tea was held on April 26th, and that can only mean one thing for us – The reference book will start to be filled up with the potential new members from the Little Rock area. Please send an e-mail to if you are able to help us out with references from specific schools, churches, or community groups.

KD Magazine Agency
You may have received an e-mail about this, but the Kappa Delta Foundation is wrapping up sales for year end on June 30th. They are still short of their $500,000 goal, and would love some help from the Alumnae. You can help out our local Alumnae Association by using the pull down menu and finding “Central Arkansas,” or you can help support any other chapter (but all the money raised goes to the Kappa Delta Foundation, and not individual chapters or AA’s) Click Here for a link to all the magazines that are available.

CAKD Officers
During the past month we added two new officers to the CAKD board.

Secretary – Mimi Mangrum
Social Chair – Amanda Pace

Mimi will help keep the records, and stay current with mailings. Amanda will help coordinate the happy hour events, among other duties. Welcome Mimi and Amanda to the officer board! Thank you for your willingness to serve!

Monday, April 27, 2009

May 14th Lunch Bunch

Central Arkansas Kappa Deltas will meet for lunch on Thursday, May 14 from 11:30am-1pm at Pei Wei Asian Diner in the Midtowne Shopping Center (205 N. University, Little Rock)

If you have any questions, contact us at

Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 17, 2009

2009 Annual Business Meeting Minutes

Sixteen (16) Kappa Delta sisters met at Buffalo Grill in West Little Rock on April 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. After some fellowship and catching up with each other; the following business items were discussed.

Business Items
1. Officers – There are several openings on the CAKD Board. These positions include secretary, membership, and public relations. Please consider an officer position in our group. Rachel Lipsey is willing to stay on as president for two more terms (2009-2010 and 2010-2011); however she feels that it is best for the group, as well as herself, if someone else takes the overall leadership role in 2011-2012.

2. CAKD Events for the Year – The remaining three scheduled events for the year are as follows:

Recruitment References and Recruitment Goodie Bag Preparation: Wednesday, July 29th
Battered Women’s Shelter Philanthropy: Monday, November 16th (DATE CHANGE)
New Year’s Bunko Night: Tuesday, January 26th

Other events for the year will be lunch bunch and happy hour groups (monthly), as well as events associated with the colonization of UALR. Please check your e-mail and our Facebook group page (Central Arkansas Kappa Delta Alumnae Association) for the latest dates and times of these upcoming events. We will be setting the May Lunch Bunch and Happy Hour groups by the end of April.

3. Convention – Rachel will be representing the Central Arkansas Kappa Delta AA at convention this year, and is excited about the opportunity to attend. She has asked the AA for a reimbursement of $200 for convention expenses.

4. CAKD Philanthropy/Scholarship/Other Activities – One idea that some members have considered is starting a scholarship for the UALR chapter as a way to help recruit quality members to the chapter. If you are interested in joining the scholarship committee, please e-mail CAKD at

5. Area Chapter News
a.Colonization at UALR – We talked about the upcoming events for UALR, and the Alumnae Reception on March 31st. E-mails will be sent when firm dates are established for recruitment and chapter events.
b. Zeta Gamma – The University of Arkansas has the following events that they have invited alumnae to attend: Legacy Day (April 19th), Zeta Gamma Founder’s Day (April 25), and Early Years Reunion (Charter to 1993 Pledge Class – July31-Aug 2). Let us know if you need more information.
c. Other Chapters – No Report

6. CAKD References – We will continue to participate in the reference library with the Greater Little Rock Alumnae Panhellenic. These resumes will begin coming in after the April 26th Panhellenic Tea event, and continue throughout the summer. We will reserve the books for the July 29th meeting, as well as check throughout the summer. If you would like to join our “reference writers” group, please send me names of high schools, churches, or other organizations that you may know young ladies from central Arkansas who may be going through recruitment to

7. Greater Little Rock Panhellenic – The Recruitment Tea will be held on Sunday, April 26th at St. James Methodist Church from 2-4 pm. Please let area ladies know about this event to help them prepare for recruitment. The group will have a wrap up meeting in May, no meetings in the summer, and then start back in September with the regular meetings. Leslie Lee is our Panhellenic representative, but I am sure that she would love to have more KD’s join her. If you would more information, please contact

Voting Items
The following members were elected to the Officer Board:
Jennifer Stanley – VP Public Relations
Cristina Easterling – VP Membership

The following members will continue their Officer Positions:
Rachel Lipsey – President

Tammye Hall – Treasurer
Leslie Lee – Panhellenic Representative
Dianne Lincicome – Philanthropy Chair

CAKD still has an opening for Secretary, so please let us know if you would be willing to take on this position.

CAKD approved the $200 reimbursement for Rachel Lipsey to attend National Kappa Delta Convention in June 2009.

After more fun and catching up, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm

Upcoming CAKD Events

Wednesday, July 29 - recruitment references and recruitment goodie bag preparation

November (TBD) - Battered Women's Shelter philanthropy

Tuesday, January 26 (2010) - New Year's Bunko Night

Other ways to get involved:
  • lunch bunch
  • happy hour