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Ontario Xi 45th Anniversary

Sault Ste Marie’s Ontario Xi Chapter’s inaugural meeting on November 19th, 1977, was held in the penthouse of the Windsor Park Hotelwith the “whirlwind” Margaret Orlick, the Past Grand President of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority, who was given the task of establishing new chapters for AΔK.  Our charter members recall it was a bitterly cold and blustery day.  As they stood shivering on the sidewalk outside the hotel after the ceremony, many wondered what they had gotten themselves into.  But 45 years later our members are still supporting their fellow sisters, our community and the AΔK organization.

To celebrate our anniversary the Ontario Xi sisters met on November 21st in a lovely separate area at Giovanni’s Restaurant and spent two hours enjoying great food, wonderful memories, and conversation.  Our historian, Vi Pigeon, brought along pictures from our 25thanniversary celebration.  It was exceedingly poignant looking at those younger faces and at the pictures of sisters we have lost to the Omega Chapter over the years.  They are always remembered. 

Without exception we use our November meeting to bring our yearly contributions for our city’s Christmas Cheer fund. One of our members, Diane Marshall, has been the convenor of this huge endeavor for many years. It is a position which entails countless hours of planning and organization to assist more than 1700 households in our area to enjoy food and gifts at Christmas.

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