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you said it LETTERS No matter your reaction, we want it. Let’s cut to the chase: your feedback makes our world go ‘round. Of course, we love to hear you loved something in the magazine, but we also enjoy a fired-up reader who gets us thinking from another perspective. If something grabs you in this issue, tell us about it. Good or bad—just not indifferent! Email us at anchora@deltagamma.org. The Article Everyone Wants to Share I just read “The sisterhood No One Wants to share” [pp. 8-11]. As an employee of susan G. Komen for the Cure®, I want to thank you for adding our three simplified recommendations. The story touched so many of our 270 staff members with whom I shared the story. To Karen, Kim and Dina: your story can make the difference for women battling breast cancer by sharing critical information, offering hope and saving lives. We thank you. DeDe O’Shea Jarman Alpha Iota-Oklahoma Thank you for Dina Bernstein Howard’s article “The sisterhood No One Wants to share” in the fall issue. I am a breast cancer survivor, having fought the disease at the age of 26 and then again at age 28. Without a family history of the disease, being physically fit and a non-smoker, I did not fit the statistics—especially at age 26. But cancer can strike at any age. I appreciate DG educating our sisters on this fact. More importantly, I appreciate that the author focused on the positive things that came out of the shared breast cancer experience for the three women in the article and beyond. Tricia Burns Shelton Gamma Tau-Texas Christian It Can’t Be Stressed Enough I was thrilled to see “An Update on safety & sprinklers” [“in the house,” p. 20]. Professionally, I advocate for the life-saving technology that is residential sprinklers and actively promote campus fire safety programs that are implemented nationwide. It is an undisputed fact that the chances of surviving a residential fire are improved dramatically when both working smoke alarms and sprinkler systems are in place. I am so proud that my fraternity has taken the initiative and is a role model for fire safety in Greek housing. Alexandra Haight Furr Delta Rho-Virginia Tech Nothin’ Tricky about It I love the tricky terminology topic for “get smart” [p. 38]. As a past Panhellenic advisor, I love that our magazine is teaching our members the right titles, not to mention proper pronunciations of DG terms. Keep it up, Anchor-uh . Megan Petter Gamma Nu-North Texas I just wanted to drop a note and let you know that this was a great issue of the ANCHORA . I especially liked the terminology page. Keep up the great work. Megan Ensley Gamma Upsilon-Wichita State Wow, another great issue. Isabella Mraz Nelson Beta Beta-Alberta Editor: We’re happy when you’re happy, loyal readers, but no need to be surprised when we keep delivering interesting and informative issues! It’s what we do! Why We Try to Avoid Politics ... I was disturbed to read in the last ANCHORA that some DGs had sent letters—thankfully, not printed by you— claiming the three Congressional sisters in the spring issue were “embarrassing, corrupt or crazy” [pp. 6-7]. Political divisiveness in this country has reached a new low if even sorority members are attacked for serving their country as elected representatives. I was further dismayed to read a new letter suggesting one of our alumnae, Ann Coulter, be contacted by the editors to brainstorm “how DGs can make a positive difference in preserving ‘truth, justice and the American way’.” Ms. Coulter would be my absolute last choice as a resource to inspire DGs to “Do Good.” I would be embarrassed to be associated with her in any way. Karen Daigle Schickedanz Beta Chi-Denver I was horrified to read in the letters section that Ann Coulter is a DG and should be invited to share her insights in the ANCHORA . Please don’t go political— at least not with narrow and hateful rhetoric. Coulter does not represent my friends or me in any respect. Margaret Stephens Anderson Alpha Epsilon-Washington University where do you read? Snap a photo with this issue, and this space could be yours! P.S. We love your creativity! 6 Save a tree! Save a buck! THE ANCHORA OF DELTA GAMMA Winter 2011 Read this online! Email anchora@deltagamma.org.

You Said It Letters

No matter your reaction, we want it.<br /> <br /> Let’s cut to the chase: your feedback makes our world go ‘round. Of course, we love to hear you loved something in the magazine, but we also enjoy a fired-up reader who gets us thinking from another perspective. If something grabs you in this issue, tell us about it. Good or bad—just not indifferent! <br /> <br /> Email us at anchora@deltagamma.org.<br /> <br /> The Article Everyone Wants to Share <br /> <br /> I just read “The sisterhood No One Wants to share” [pp. 8-11]. As an employee of susan G. Komen for the Cure®, I want to thank you for adding our three simplified recommendations. The story touched so many of our 270 staff members with whom I shared the story. To Karen, Kim and Dina: your story can make the difference for women battling breast cancer by sharing critical information, offering hope and saving lives. We thank you.<br /> <br /> DeDe O’Shea Jarman <br /> Alpha Iota-Oklahoma <br /> <br /> Thank you for Dina Bernstein Howard’s article “The sisterhood No One Wants to share” in the fall issue. I am a breast cancer survivor, having fought the disease at the age of 26 and then again at age 28. Without a family history of the disease, being physically fit and a non-smoker, I did not fit the statistics—especially at age 26. But cancer can strike at any age. I appreciate DG educating our sisters on this fact. More importantly, I appreciate that the author focused on the positive things that came out of the shared breast cancer experience for the three women in the article and beyond.<br /> <br /> Tricia Burns Shelton <br /> Gamma Tau-Texas Christian <br /> <br /> It Can’t Be Stressed Enough <br /> <br /> I was thrilled to see “An Update on safety & sprinklers” [“in the house,” p. 20]. Professionally, I advocate for the lifesaving technology that is residential Sprinklers and actively promote campus fire safety programs that are implemented nationwide. It is an undisputed fact that the chances of surviving a residential fire are improved dramatically when both working smoke alarms and sprinkler systems are in place. I am so proud that my fraternity has taken the initiative and is a role model for fire safety in Greek housing.<br /> <br /> Alexandra Haight Furr <br /> Delta Rho-Virginia Tech <br /> <br /> Nothin’ Tricky about It <br /> <br /> I love the tricky terminology topic for “get smart” [p. 38]. As a past Panhellenic advisor, I love that our magazine is teaching our members the right titles, not to mention proper pronunciations of DG terms. Keep it up, Anchor-uh.<br /> <br /> Megan Petter <br /> Gamma Nu-North Texas <br /> <br /> I just wanted to drop a note and let you know that this was a great issue of the ANCHORA. I especially liked the terminology page. Keep up the great work.<br /> <br /> Megan Ensley <br /> Gamma Upsilon-Wichita State <br /> <br /> Wow, another great issue.<br /> <br /> Isabella Mraz Nelson <br /> Beta Beta-Alberta <br /> <br /> Editor: We’re happy when you’re happy, loyal readers, but no need to be surprised when we keep delivering interesting and informative issues! It’s what we do!<br /> <br /> Why We Try to Avoid Politics ... <br /> <br /> I was disturbed to read in the last ANCHORA that some Dgs had sent letters—thankfully, not printed by you— claiming the three Congressional sisters in the spring issue were “embarrassing, corrupt or crazy” [pp. 6-7]. Political divisiveness in this country has reached a new low if even sorority members are attacked for serving their country as elected representatives. I was further dismayed to read a new letter suggesting one of our alumnae, Ann Coulter, be contacted by the editors to brainstorm “how Dgs can make a positive difference in preserving ‘truth, justice and the American way’.” Ms. Coulter would be my absolute last choice as a resource to inspire Dgs to “Do Good.” I would be embarrassed to be associated with her in any way.<br /> <br /> Karen Daigle Schickedanz <br /> Beta Chi-Denver <br /> <br /> I was horrified to read in the letters section that Ann Coulter is a DG and should be invited to share her insights in the ANCHORA. Please don’t go political— at least not with narrow and hateful rhetoric. Coulter does not represent my friends or me in any respect.<br /> <br /> Margaret Stephens Anderson <br /> Alpha Epsilon-Washington University<br /> <br /> Where do you read?<br /> <br /> Snap a photo with this issue, and this space could be yours! P.S. We love your creativity!<br /> <br /> Your Support Makes the Difference <br /> <br /> I realize that as a 50-year member, I’m no longer obligated to pay my per capita dues, but last year my conscience caught up to me and I started to support DG with my dues again, in addition to my yearly donation to the Foundation. The expenses continue for the Fraternity and I enjoy receiving the ANCHORA. I’m sure there are many more 50-year members than ever anticipated!<br /> <br /> Lou Werner Hurckes <br /> Iota-Illinois <br /> <br /> Editor: You’re right, Lou! While you are correct that our Initiation promise is to pay per capita dues ($23.50; see back cover for details) for our first 50 years as members, we are so appreciative of each and every payment—especially unexpected ones accompanied by lovely notes! Thank you!<br /> <br /> Making You Laugh, Making You Cry <br /> <br /> I started bawling at the sisterhood story. <br /> <br /> Raina Bradford-Jennings <br /> Beta Nu-Carnegie Mellon <br /> <br /> I just got back from school and from a very long day to find my favorite, the ANCHORA, laying neatly on my bed. Just read the entire magazine from cover-tocover, and it definitely made my day that much better. Great issue, ladies! I loved it.<br /> <br /> Cristina Castorena <br /> Eta Omicron-Arkansas, Fort Smith <br /> <br /> CORRECTION <br /> <br /> On p. 29 of the fall issue, we erroneously reported the date of the Dorothy Garrett Martin Lectureship in Values and Ethics at the Unviersity of Akron. Actress Geena Davis will appear on January 30.<br /> <br /> You getting all of this?<br /> <br /> Above: Our new hero, Alexandra, (daughter of georgia kouvas-lilly, Eta-akron) was just 18 months old when she became an avid ANCHORA reader. (Fine choice, Mom!)<br /> <br /> Left: Karen McLennan King, Gamma Nu-North Texas, claimed she was reading the ANCHORA here, but we’re guessing she may have been a little distracted by her surroundings on Easter island, Chile. You have our permission to put this issue down, Karen!

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