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  • Spring
2010

 Alpha
Iota
of
Kappa
Delta
Newsletter
 
 University
of
California
Los
Angeles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dear
Alpha
Iota
 
 
 o Membership
 o Sisterhood
 Alumnae:
 
 
 o New
Member
 Perspective
 o Academics
 The
 sun
 is
 shining,
 the
 weather
 is
 gorgeous,
 and
 
 o Workshops
 o Shamrock
 
 o Dance
Marathon
 Spring
 Quarter
 is
 finally
 upon
 us!
 Keeping
 with
 the
 tradition
 of
 maintaining
 close
 ties
 with
 our
 Alumnae,
 o Relay
for
Life
 we
 earnestly
 hope
 that
 this
 newsletter
 will
 give
 you
 a
 o Philanthropy
 unique
glimpse
into
the
fantastic
year
we
have
had
and
 o Leadership
 everything
 we
 have
 accomplished.
 This
 newsletter
 is
 o Housing
 organized
 to
 showcase
 all
 that
 Alpha
 Iota
 has
 done
 to
 Improvements
 incorporate
 the
 five
 areas
 of
 chapter
 excellence:
 o Social

 Membership,
 Academics,
 Social,
 Philanthropy,
 and
 o Senior
Farewell
 Leadership
into
our
lives
as
Kappa
Deltas.
 
 

  • Membership Alpha
Iota
welcomed
45
 took
part
in
was
Bruin
Bash,
 chapter
received,
as
well
as
 new
members
in
Fall
 held
every
year
before
the
 pictures
from
both
the
 2009!

Bid
Day
began
with
 tournament
and
Coaches'
 introductions
and
photos
 Night,
a
night
where
girls
 at
the
house,
where
new
 who
were
coaching
painted
 members
received
their
 encouraging
posters
and
 bid
day
bags
and
their
 signs
for
their
teams.

This
 very
first
Kappa
Delta
t‐ board
not
only
brightened
 shirt!

From
there,
we
 up
the
downstairs
hallway
 moved
on
to
dinner
at
 but
also
served
as
an
 Hard
Rock
Cafe,
located
at
 excellent
talking
point
 Universal
City
Walk.

New
 during
the
house
tours
that
 members
enjoyed
an
 were
given
on
the
second
 abundance
of
delicious
 day
of
recruitment!
 food
and
drink,
great
 
 Kappa
Deltas
at
the
Bruin
Bash
 music,
and
a
vibrant
 Concert
 Spring
Recruitment
was
a
 atmosphere
while
getting
 great
success
this
year!

Alpha
 to
know
the
chapter.

 start
of
school
at
UCLA.

Kappa
 Iota's
hard
work
paid
off
and
 Delta
donned
matching
 yellow
shirts
and
headed
 to
Pauley
Pavillion
to
see
 LMFAO,
a
funky
electro‐ pop
duo,
in
action!

Not
 only
was
this
event
 enjoyable
for
all
of
the
 girls
but
it
also
served
as
 an
opportunity
to
meet
 potential
new
members
 Members
of
Fall’s
Spring
 who
were
interested
in
 
Pledge
Class
2009
 going
Greek.

Girls
answered
 questions
about
sorority
life
 Afterwards,
girls
had
the
 and
promoted
Panhellenic
 VP
New
Member
with
our

 opportunity
to
walk
along
 during
this
fun
night
of
music
 Spring
Pledge
Class
2010
 Universal
City
Walk
and
 and
dancing.
 take
in
a
number
of
live
 
 our
chapter
welcomed
13
new
 street
bands,
kiosks,
and
 Our
chapter
really
wanted
to
 members
in
April.

Bid
Day
 food
stands.
 promote
and
focus
on
 was
held
at
the
house
and
 
 philanthropy
during
this
year's
 included
a
song‐writing
 This
past
Fall,
Alpha
Iota
 Spring
Recruitment.

The
day
 challenge,
where
groups
of
 chapter
held
a
very
 chairs
heading
the
 intermingled
actives
and
new
 successful
Spirit
Week!

 Philanthropy
round
of
 members
had
to
work
together
 VP
Membership
Colleen
 recruitment
decided
to
create
 to
re‐write
the
lyrics
of
 Meseck
conducted
several
 a
bulletin
board
devoted
 popular
songs
to
a
tune
about
 workshops,
led
team‐ entirely
to
our
Shamrock
 KD.

Afterwards,
new
members
 building
activities,
and
 event,
a
seven‐on‐seven
flag
 enjoyed
Sprinkles
cupcakes
 created
overall
chapter
 football
tournament
held
on‐ and
a
performance
by
Bruin
 recruitment
goals
to
help
 campus
at
the
intramural
 Harmony,
an
on‐campus
men's
 us
prepare
for
Fall
 fields.

They
displayed
the
t‐ A
capella
group.
 Recruitment.

One
fun
 shirt
that
players
and
the
 event
the
entire
chapter

  • Sisterhood Sisterhood
has
always
been
an
important
aspect
of
sorority
life
to
the
girls
of
Kappa
 Delta.
Although
each
member
is
busy
with
homework,
clubs,
sports,
and
other
 extracurricular
activities,
the
girls
always
find
time
to
spend
with
one
another
whether
 it’s
going
out
to
the
movies
to
watch
the
newest
chick
flick
or
going
out
on
coffee
dates
 into
Westwood.
 
 Kappa
Deltas
are
competitive
in
spirit
and
passionate
about
sisterhood
bonds,
so
to
start
 off
the
quarter
we
had
a
night
of
crazy
chubby
bunny,
where
girls
got
to
test
just
how
 many
marshmallows
they
were
capable
of
getting
into
their
mouths
while
still
being
 audible
when
they
said
chubby
bunny.
That
along
with
an
obstacle
course,
the
girls
had
a
 lot
of
fun
making
memories
with
one
another,
because
with
a
mouth
full
of
 marshmallows
there
is
nothing
to
do
but
laugh
and
enjoy
it.
 
 During
the
end
of
January,
a
couple
sisters
put
on
a
coaches
night
to
get
the
chapter
 pumped
up
for
the
Shamrocks
flag
football
tournament.
Sisters
split
up
into
groups
and
 decorated
vibrant
signs
for
their
favorite
fraternity/sorority.
The
girls
got
really
into
the
 decorating
and
had
an
awesome
time
trying
to
one
up
the
teams
next
to
them.
A
few
 weeks
later
they
enjoyed
a
relaxing
night
of
board
games
while
getting
to
know
all
of
the
 new
members!
 
 The
girls
of
Alpha
Iota
are
extremely
enthusiastic
about
their
favorite
TV
shows
and
in
 the
midst
of
the
crazy
week
of
Second
Degree
and
Initiation
the
girls
took
a
trip
to
watch
 a
taping
of
American
Idol.
The
girls
got
to
sit
front
row
in
the
audience
as
the
top
10
guys
 serenaded
them
in
the
hopes
of
getting
their
vote
to
make
it
to
the
top.
In
addition
to
this
 exciting
outing
to
see
this
amazing
show,
the
girls
also
participated
in
Clinique’s
Fresh
 Faces
Tour.
The
girls
helped
promote
the
event
throughout
campus
and
then
they
 themselves
participated
by
getting
their
make
up
and
hair
done
by
specialists.
They
 looked
Gorgeous!!
 
 
 
 
 
 Seniors
pose
at
Presents
2010
 A
group
of
actives
pose
at
Bid
Day
2010
 
 View slide
  • New Member Perspective 
 When
I
came
to
UCLA,
I
really
did
not
know
what
I
wanted
to
do
with
myself
for
 the
next
four
years.
Though
I
really
did
not
think
I
was
the
“sorority
type”,
everyone
told
 me
I
needed
to
at
least
go
through
the
recruitment
process
and
see
what
happens.
On
my
 first
day
of
rush,
I
had
no
idea
how
I
was
going
to
narrow
my
options
down.
However,
by
 the
end
of
the
day,
I
knew
I
wanted
to
be
part
of
it
all.
 
 It
was
hard
coming
to
college
where
I
didn’t
know
anyone.
I
have
had
the
same
 best
friends
since
fifth
grade
so
having
to
make
all
new
friends
was
a
really
scary
thing.
 Once
I
joined
Kappa
Delta
though,
I
had
more
friends
than
I
could
ever
imagine.
I
love
that
 each
and
every
one
of
my
sisters,
though
they
all
have
such
different
personalities,
are
so
 understanding
and
down
to
earth.
None
of
them
are
ever
fake
or
stuck
up
and
they
are
so
 easy
to
get
along
with.
Whenever
I
have
a
problem
or
I
am
upset
about
something,
I
know
 my
sisters
are
there
and
I
can
completely
trust
them.
That’s
difficult
to
find
in
such
a
large
 school
such
as
UCLA.
 
 One
of
my
favorite
things
about
Kappa
Delta
is
the
variety
 of
personalities
in
our
house.
Even
though
everyone
is
so
 different,
we
are
all
enthusiastic
about
our
sisterhood
and
it
is
an
 amazing
bond
that
most
people
outside
of
Greek
life
would
not
be
 able
to
understand.
Another
thing
I
love
about
Kappa
Delta
is
that
 besides
having
a
great
time
together,
there
are
always
girls
who
I
 can
go
to
when
I
need
academic
help
or
advice.
There
are
always
 girls
who
have
taken
the
same
classes
as
I
am,
or
that
share
the
 same
major
as
me
and
they
are
always
willing
to
answer
 questions
and
help
in
any
way
necessary.
 
 In
the
future,
I
really
hope
to
be
on
council.
I
want
to
better
 the
chapter
and
be
able
to
give
back
in
return
for
all
of
the
things
 it
has
given
me.
Not
only
this,
I
really
want
to
follow
in
the
older
 members’
footsteps
to
welcome
future
new
members
and
be
there
 for
all
of
my
sisters
as
a
friend
and
a
leader.
 
 
 Looking
back
at
it
now,
it
is
hard
to
imagine
my
first
 Brittany
Marble
 quarter
without
Kappa
Delta.
Rushing
was
probably
one
of
the
best
 decisions
I
have
made
in
my
life
because
if
I
hadn’t,
I
would
be
having
a
 completely
different
college
experience
than
I
am
now.
I
have
met
so
many
amazing
 young
women
and
I
am
so
thankful
that
Kappa
Delta
has
brought
all
of
us
together.
 





 
~
Brittany
Marble
~
 





Fall
PC
2009
 View slide
  • Academics As
always,
Kappa
Delta
Alpha
Iota
has
 UCLA.

The
distribution
of
 fully
committed
itself
to
promoting
 smart
cookies
always
 and
achieving
the
highest
standards
of
 provides
positive
 academic
excellence.
This
past
Fall
 encouragement
to
the
 2009
we
had
an
average
house
GPA
of
 girls.

Public
recognitions
 3.309
and
ranked
8
out
of
14
on
the
 by
peers
creates
a
positive
 row.
We
were
well
above
the
all‐ feeling
and
encourages
 women’s
average,
which
fell
at
3.209.

 girls
to
strive
for
their
 Megan
Alcock,
Carly
Altman,
Julie
 best.

Plus,
who
doesn’t
 Anderson,
Ally
Andreen,
Kat
Borghi,
 enjoy
a
delicious
cookie
 Brittany
Chiang,
Allison
Grandi,
Kristin
 now
and
again?

The
 O’Neil,
Kristina
Sidrak,
and
Nicole
 academic
success
seminar
 Wong
all
earned
a
4.0
GPA
during
Fall.
 for
the
new
members
 
 always
starts
our
newest
 This
past
quarter
we
have
continued
 girls
off
on
the
right
path.

 Allison
Grandi,
Leadership
 and
Activities
Chair
 Our
new
member
program
 in
general
has
been
 with
many
 increasingly
successful,
and
the
academic
 of
the
 aspect
has
followed
that
same
trend.

Girls
 programs
 realize
that
being
a
member
in
Kappa
 Alpha
Iota
 Delta
means
conveying
excellence
in
all
 has
found
to
 aspects
of
college
life.

At
the
seminar
 be
 active
members
shared
study
tips,
class
 successful.

 recommendations,
and
professor
 Every
 warnings
to
the
new
members.

This
 Monday
 interactive
process
always
shows
great
 night
at
 success
because
the
new
girls
love
getting
 dinner,
the
 advice
from
members
who
have
already
 Council
Members
Nicole
Wong
and
Kristina
Sidrak
 received
a
Smart
Cookie
at
Monday
Night
Meeting
for
 Academic
 gone
through
the
process
they
are
 getting
a
4.0
GPA
Fall
Quarter
2009.
 Excellence
 participating
in
now.

Midterm
and
final
 Chair
hands
 study
nights
are
always
popular
events.

 
 out
smart
 Free
study
snacks
and
a
quiet
study
 cookies
to
those
who
have
sent
in
their
own
 environment
are
much
appreciated
and
 achievements
or
have
been
recognized
by
others
in
the
 set
a
positive
example.
By
providing
girls
 house.

The
Chair
calls
out
names
in
front
of
the
whole
 with
a
place
to
study
and
food
to
keep
 chapter
and
everyone
applauds
for
the
girl
receiving
 them
alert,
we
are
encouraging
successful
 the
cookie.

This
year
we
have
started
to
hold
the
new
 studying
to
take
place
and
emphasizing
 member
academic
success
seminar
in
conjunction
with
 how
important
academics
are
to
Kappa
 the
new
member
retreat.
It
is
important
to
introduce
 Delta.

 new
members
to
our
academic
excellence
goals
and
 


 requirements
as
early
as
possible
so
they
are
aware
of
 This
Spring
Quarter
the
Scholarship
 the
chapter’s
expectations.

During
fifth
week
(the
week
 Banquet
will
be
held.
Members
are
 traditionally
known
for
its
heavy
midterm
load)
we
 encouraged
to
invite
professors
and
TAs
 planned
a
midterm
study
night
complete
with
snacks
 the
share
an
evening
of
academic
 and
a
quiet
place
to
study.

At
the
end
of
the
quarter
 recognition
and
delicious
food.
At
this
 with
finals
quickly
approaching,
the
chapter
held
a
 event
scholarship
pearls,
the
highest
 finals
study
night.

This
study
night
is
just
like
the
 academic
honor,
will
be
handed
out.
Other
 midterm
study
night,
but
focused
on
finals
rather
than
 prizes
will
be
handed
out
as
well
to
 midterms.

Again,
food
and
an
inviting
study
 recognize
those
girls
who
have
truly
 environment
were
provided.



 worked
their
hardest
all
year.

The
 
 banquet
is
a
wonderful
way
to
reward
the
 Our
Academic
Excellence
Program
has
proven
to
be
 young
women
of
Kappa
Delta
Alpha
Iota
 successful.

We
moved
up
in
the
all‐sorority
ranking
 who
have
committed
to
such
a
high
 and
are
well
above
the
all
women’s
average
GPA
at
 standard
of
excellence.


  • Workshops 
 My
goal
as
this
year’s

new
Vice
President
of
Operations
is
to
effectively
schedule
a
variety
of
 workshops
that
follow
the
Kappa
Delta
programming
requirements
while
at
the
same
time
serving
the
 needs
of
the
members.
It
has
been
a
constant
goal
this
year
to
restructure
the
way
workshops
are
 conducted
to
use
them
to
match
the
interests
of
the
chapter
and
to
address
the
issues
facing
the
 women
of
Alpha
Iota.
 
 The
Kappa
Delta
alumnae
network,
the
 community
and
the
greater
Los
Angeles
area
 compose
a
wealth
of
resources
that
offer
 tremendous
potential
for
workshops
that
can
 educate,
inspire,
and
energize
the
Alpha
Iota
 members.
We
have
been
trying
to
better
utilize
 those
resources
to
present
workshops
to
the
 chapter
that
reflect
the
diversity
of
our
sorority
 and
community
as
a
whole.
So
far
this
year
we
have
 enjoyed
presentations
from
various
organizations.
Our
very
 own
UCLA
Greek
advisor
visited
the
Alpha
Iota
chapter
to
speak
 VP
Operations
Antoinette
Brou
with
 on
both
risk
management
and
the
role
Kappa
Delta
plays
within
 Carol
Field
 the
Greek
community;
Carol
Field,
a
renowned
psychotherapist,
 spoke
on
relationships
and
the
risk
young
women
face
when
they
are
involved
in
an
unhealthy
 relationship
;
and
a
representative
from
Prevent
Child
Abuse
America
shared
information
about
this
 tremendous
philanthropic
organization
while
members
of
Alpha
Iota
who
have
personally
 experienced
child
abuse,
in
one
form
or
another,
were
given
the
opportunity
to
share
their
touching
 stories
to
the
chapter.
 
 
 Along
with
outside
speakers
coming
to
present
 to
the
chapter,
there
are
also
certain
workshops
set
 aside
with
the
purpose
of
supporting
the
chapter
 during
some
especially
stressful
times.
For
example,
 every
fifth
and
tenth
week
of
each
quarter,
there
is
a
 “Midterm/Final
Study
Night”.
These
study
nights
allow
 the
chapter
to
focus
on
their
schoolwork
along
with
 any
midterms
or
finals
they
may
have
during
that
time.
 There
are
also
seasonal
workshops
which
help
the
chapter
better
 Recruitment
Workshop
activity
 prepare
for
any
upcoming
big
events
including
formal
 on
confidence
 recruitment,
official
visits,
and
even
our
philanthropic
event
 “Shamrock.”
 
 Workshops
topic
selection
is
based
on
a
chapter
wide
survey
that
asks
members
to
evaluate
 the
strength
of
past
workshops
and
give
suggestions
for
future
workshops.
Based
on
the
results
of
this
 past
survey,
we
are
planning
workshops
on
resume
building,
self‐defense/awareness
and
 sustainability
within
our
own
chapter
house.
Workshops
are
an
incredible
opportunity
for
Alpha
Iota
 members
to
gain
helpful
information
from
local
and
campus‐based
organizations
and
to
network
both
 inside
and
outside
the
KD
community.
 
 We
are
always
looking
for
local
alumnae
who
are
interested
in
sharing
their
experience
and
 expertise
or
who
have
connections
to
individuals
or
organizations
that
would
present
a
workshop
to
 the
chapter.
If
you
are
interested
in
getting
involved
with
Kappa
Delta
programming
and
workshops
 please
contact
Vice
President
of
Operations,
Antoinette
Brou,
by
email
 at
AntoinetteJBrou@Gmail.com.
Thank
You!

  • Shamrock 
 This
year,
the
Alpha
Iota
Chapter
of
 Kappa
Delta
hosted
its
7th
annual
 “White
Rose
Bowl”,
a
7‐on‐7
flag
 football
tournament
on
the
intramural
 fields.
Held
on
the
intramural
fields
on
 campus,
our
event
supported
Prevent
 Child
Abuse
California
and
the
Children
 in
Need
Fund.
Students
representing
 the
entire
Greek
community
of
UCLA
 spent
the
day
learning
about
child
 abuse
prevention,
eating
dinner,
and
 competing
in
and
watching
flag
football
 games.

 Various
sponsors
such
as
California
 The chapter shows their KD pride Pizza
Kitchen,
Park
Lane
Jewelry,
AMP
Radio
97.1,
 with the winners—Gamma Zeta Powerade,
Ralph’s,
In‐N‐Out,
and
Monster
gave
 Alpha. generous
donations
in
support
of
our
Shamrock
event.
 
 For
the
first
time,
our
chapter
reached
out
to
new
student
groups
throughout
the
UCLA
 community
and
the
winner
of
the
fraternity
bracket
was
a
team
who
participated
in
a
 Panhellenic
philanthropy
event
for
the
first
time.
 We
implemented
our
goal
of
reaching
out
to
the
 greater
UCLA
community
by
encouraging
 participation
from
non‐IFC
and
Panhellenic
 organizations.
The
winner
of
the
men’s
bracket
 was
a
fraternity
from
the
National
Association
of
 Latino
Fraternal
Organizations
and
first
time
 participating
team‐
Gamma
Zeta
Alpha.
Next
year,
 our
chapter
will
strive
to
continue
in
our
pursuit
 to
increase
participation
and
public
awareness
on
 campus
by
reaching
out
to
more
diverse
groups.
 KD sisters Christina Brown, Allison Grandi, Additionally,
our
chapter
incorporated
creative
 Larissa Klitzke, and Natalie Redberg get excited new
public
relations
tactics
such
as
the
California
 as they cheer on their players from the sidelines Pizza
Kitchen
Fundraiser,
Shamrock
sunglasses,
and
having
Girl
Scouts
row
walking
with
 us.
Next
year,
the
Alpha
Iota
chapter
will
continue
with
our
endeavors
to
promote
 Shamrock
as
one
of
the
biggest
philanthropy
events
on
the
UCLA
campus.
 
 If
you
are
at
all
interested
in
supporting
our
cause
 or
helping
with
next
year’s
event
please
contact
our
 VP
Community
Service,
Brittany
Chiang
 brittanymchiang@gmail.com Left:
KDs
pose
with
members
of
Girl
Scouts
troop
#569
 who
came
to
row
walk
for
Shamrock

  • Dance Marathon 
 Dance
Marathon
at
UCLA
is
a
 26‐hour
fundraiser
event
that
raises
 funds
and
awareness
for
the
 Pediatric
AIDS
pandemic.

All
funds
 raised
benefit
the
Elizabeth
Glaser
 Pediatric
AIDS
Foundation,
one
of
 the
leading
foundations
in
AIDS
 research,
and
two
camps
for
children
 living
infected
with
or
affected
by
 HIV/AIDS‐‐One
Heartland
and
 Project
Kindle.
In
addition
to
paying
 for
children
to
spend
a
week
at
 summer
camp,
the
funds
raised
for
 the
latter
two
organizations
allows
 HIV
positive
children
to
tell
their
 stories
at
high
schools
all
across
 America
to
help
eradicate
the
AIDS
 KDs
pose
with
Dancer
Captain,
Courtney
Hawker

 stigma.
 
 da
 At
this
years
event,
Alpha
Iota
excelled
in
both
having
two
participants
on
committee,
 Luz
Kumpel
and
Courtney
Hawker,
as
well
as
having
a
15‐girl
team
of
dancers.

Committee
 members
worked
for
two
quarters
to
promote
the
event,
receive
corporate
donations,
and
 planning
fundraising
events
to
help
dancers
raise
money.

Additionally,
most
all
members
of
 the
sorority
either
supported
their
sisters
via
fiscal
donations
or
by
visiting
the
event
for
a
few
 hours
as
'moralers’.

 
 During
Dance
Marathon,
UCLA
students
 commit
to
staying
on
their
feet
for
26
hours
after
 raising
a
minimum
of
$208
per
participant.

Though
 an
arduous
challenge,
all
of
our
dancers
were
able
to
 make
it
through
the
marathon
due
to
the
support
of
 our
sisterhood.

Alpha
Iota’s
contributions
helped
 UCLA
Dance
Marathon
raise
a
record‐breaking
 $407,223.73
total!

No
other
Dance
Marathon
at
UCLA
 had
raised
over
$400,000
before,
so
it
was
incredible
 for
our
chapter
to
be
such
a
part
of
this
record‐ breaking
event.
A
number
of
our
girls
participated
as
 ‘moralers’,
participating
in
the
event
for
three‐hour
 (or
sometimes
longer)
shifts
to
support
our
‘dancers’
 by
bringing
them
water,
snacks,
popsicles,
and
fresh
 Luz
Kumpel
(front
middle)
with
 faces
filled
with
enthusiasm.

All
of
our
dancers
were
able
to
 her
fellow
Dance
Marathon
 endure
the
26
hours,
and
were
rewarded
by
the
opportunity
 committee
members
 to
interact
with
some
of
the
campers
from
Kindle
and
 Heartland.

Dance
Marathon
at
UCLA
was
an
incredible
opportunity
to
raise
money
for
an
 incredible
cause
and
get
through
a
huge
challenge
with
the
support
of
our
sisterhood.

  • Relay for Life 
 
 One
day.
One
night.
One
community.
One
fight.

This
is
the
Relay
for
Life
 motto.

Relay
is
a
24‐hour
event
that
takes
place
once
a
year,
and
this
year
it
took
 place
at
UCLA.

It
is
a
life‐changing
event
for
everyone
involved,
celebrating
 survivors,
remembering
those
we’ve
lost,
and
fighting
cancer
by
raising
money
for
 the
American
Cancer
Society.

The
American
Cancer
Society
 funds
cutting‐edge
research,
provides
education
and
follow‐up
 care
for
patient,
and
provides
free
programs
to
improve
the
 lives
of
many.
 
 UCLA’s
Drake
Stadium
held
over
1,500
people
on
April
 17‐18
this
year.

Alpha
Iota
had
a
team
of
40
girls,
almost
 double
from
last
year!
As
a
team,
we
raised
$1,400,
and
the
 event
as
a
whole
has
raised
$132,000
and
still
counting
 making
us
the
first
place
university
in
California.

 





 Nadia
Frances
and
 Christina
Brown
were
 both
on
Relay
for
Life
 committee
this
year,
 Kappa
Delta’s
campground
 putting
in
endless
hours
of
 time
and
energy
planning
 this
amazing
event.

The
 event
had
a
number
of
performances
from
A
 capella
groups
to
dancers.

The
Lengths
of
 Beauty
program
was
cutting
hair
for
donation
 to
cancer
patients,
and
Nadia
had
11
inches
of
 her
hair
cut
off.

 
 
 There
was
a
ceremony
at
9pm
on
 Saturday
night
for
those
lost
and
the
 survivors
and
Alpha
Iota
celebrated
the
lives
 of
the
three
survivors
we
have
who
couldn’t
 be
there
due
to
graduation
or
abroad
programs.
 VP
Standards
Nadia
Frances
 
 getting
her
hair
chopped
off
for
a
 Next
year,
Alpha
Iota
strives
to
have
even
 great
cause

 more
participants
and
raise
even
more
money.

 Our
many
contributions
helped
this
cause
greatly,
and
we’re
excited
to
see
what
we
 will
do
next
year.


  • Philanthropy 
 The
Alpha
Iota
Chapter
of
Kappa
Delta
has
put
great
effort
this
year
to
increase
their
philanthropic
efforts
 within
the
UCLA
community
and
throughout
the
greater
Los
Angeles
area.
From
supporting
all
of
the
philanthropy
 events
of
other
houses,
to
substantially
raising
the
bar
for
their
annual
Shamrock
flag
football
tournament,
to
revamping
 the
structure
of
their
Girl
Scout
program,
the
girls
of
Alpha
Iota
have
demonstrated
great
pride
in
their
chapter’s
 dedication
to
the
community
while
strengthening
their
sisterhood
bond!
 
 
 In
2010
alone,
Kappa
Delta
participated
in
Pi
Kappa
Phi’s
 Acoustic
Coffee
Night,
Alpha
Epsilon
Pi’s
“Hope
for
Haiti”
drive,
Tri
 Delta’s
Pancake
Dinner,
and
Alpha
Delta
Chi
and
Alpha
Gamma
 Omega’s
Kickball
Tournament.
Additionally,
the
girls
supported
Phi
 Sigma
Rho;
UCLA’s
engineering
sorority,
in
their
Water
gun
 Tournament
for
the
first
time.
Delta
Tau
Delta
held
their
annual
 Delta
Queen
Pageant
to
benefit
the
City
of
Hope
Cancer
Research
 Center
and
one
of
the
KD
sisters;
Danielle
Pineira
won
the
title
of
 Delta
Queen
2010!
The
chapter
was
there
to
support
her
and
their
 spirit
made
up
a
large
portion
of
the
points
that
helped
her
to
win!
 
 
 Throughout
the
month
of
February,
KDs
developed
and
 implemented
creative
methods
to
raise
money
for
Prevent
Child
 Abuse
America.
They
started
the
month
off
with
a
Jewelry
Sale
at
 the
house
and
a
fundraiser
at
California
Pizza
Kitchen.
On
 February
18th
the
girls
of
KD
hosted
their
7th
annual
“White
Rose
 Bowl”,
a
7‐on‐7
flag
football
tournament
on
the
intramural
fields.

 Danielle
Pineira
after
she
won
Delta
Tau
Delta’s

 Students
representing
the
entire
Greek
Community
of
UCLA
spent
the
 Philanthropy
Delta
Queen.
 day
learning
about
child
abuse
prevention,
eating
dinner
and
competing
 in
and
watching
football
games.
The
girls
worked
hard
to
receive
generous
donations
from
sponsors
such
as
California
 Pizza
Kitchen,
Park
Lane
Jewelry,
AMP
Radio
97.1,
Powerade,
Ralph’s,
and
In‐N‐Out.
For
the
first
time,
the
chapter
 reached
out
to
new
student
groups
throughout
the
UCLA
 community
and
the
winner
of
the
fraternity
bracket
was
a
 team
who
participated
in
a
Panhellenic
philanthropy
event
 for
the
first
time!
 
 
 Kappa
Delta
makes
its
presence
known
on
the
 UCLA
campus
and
throughout
the
greater
Los
Angeles
area
 through
excellent
representation
at
philanthropic
events
in
 the
community.
They
had
a
huge
team
at
UCLA’s
Dance
 Marathon,
promoting
awareness
for
the
prevention
of
 pediatric
AIDS
and
at
Relay
for
Life,
benefitting
the
American
 cancer
society.
Veronica
Fabrigas
and
Mallory
Mitchell
are
 active
members
of
Bruin
Belles,
a
campus
organization
that
 strives
to
foster
community
service
in
the
UCLA
community.
 Selina
Duran,
Lauren
Lombari
and
Colleen
Hill
dedicate
 much
of
their
time
towards
helping
to
build
homes
for
 underprivileged
communities
in
Los
Angeles.
 
 VP
Membership
Nicole
Wong
with
her

 In
addition
to
working
as
a
chapter
to
make
community
service
 UniCamp
session
 a
priority
for
Kappa
Delta,
the
girls
of
Alpha
Iota
have
individually
 developed
their
own
passions
that
allow
them
to
contribute
to
the
 greater
Los
Angeles
area
on
a
personal
level.
Nicole
Wong,
Sarah
 Hoffman,
Joy
Shi,
Courtney
Lacroix,
Jill
Tuso,
Michelle
Collanton
and
Michelle
Lin
are
currently
in
training
to
be
camp
 counselor
for
underprivileged
children
in
UniCamp
this
summer.
Katherine
Taylor
spent
her
spring
break
rebuilding
 homes
in
New
Orleans
for
victims
of
Hurricane
Katrina.
Brittany
Chiang
serves
as
the
Director
of
Public
Relations
for
 YOUTHphonics,
an
A’cappella
group
dedicated
to
bringing
music
training
programs
to
high
schools
where
performing
 arts
classes
have
been
negatively
affected
by
California’s
budget
cuts.
Allison
DeCant
is
a
volunteer
Junior
Troop
Leader
 for
Girl
Scout
Troop
8355
and
is
currently
planning
a
workshop
for
various
troops
about
the
importance
of
being
a
Girl
 Scout.
 
 The
ladies
of
Kappa
Delta
at
UCLA
bring
commitment
and
enthusiasm
to
each
of
their
philanthropic
endeavors
 and
as
a
chapter
will
continue
to
do
great
things
for
their
community.

  • Leadership 
 
 Continuing
with
the
legacy
of
Kappa
Deltas
being
heavily
involved
in
extracurricular
activities,
this
 year
members
of
Alpha
Iota
vigorously
sought
to
excel
both
in
class,
on
campus,
and
in
the
community.
 Despite
the
challenges
that
being
a
full‐time
student
presents,
KDs
are
always
seeking
to
become
more
 involved
in
all
that
they
do.
This
year
Alpha
Iotas
eagerly
pursued
leadership
opportunities
within
the
 house,
the
UCLA
Greek
system,
and
the
campus
community.

 
 Colleen
Meseck
(President),
Anne
Flaherty
(VP
New
Member
Education),
Nicole
Wong
(VP
 Membership),
Antoinette
Brou
(VP
Operations),
Brittany
Chiang
(VP
Community
Service),
Kristina
Sidrak
 (VP
Public
Relations),
Lauren
Lombari
(Secretary),
Nadia
Frances
(VP
Standards),
and
Joy
Shi
(Treasurer)
 were
all
extremely
excited
to
be
elected
as
council
members
this
Winter.
 
 Katy
Lunny,
Sheeva
Halati,
Antoinette
Brou,
and
Kristina
Sidrak
are
all
members
of
SAA,
UCLA's
 Student
Alumni
Association.
SAA
works
on
behalf
of
the
UCLA
Alumni
Association
to
connect
students,
 alumni,
and
the
University.
Each
year,
SAA
members
plan
countless
official
UCLA
events;
including
Blue
&
 Gold
Week
(the
rivalry
related
festivities
leading
up
to
the
USC
vs.
UCLA
football
game),
Spring
Sing
 (UCLA's
annual
musical
event
featuring
student
performances),
Dinner
for
12
Strangers
(a
program
which
 invites
students
to
meet
a
cross‐section
of
Bruins),
and
Interview
With
a
 Bruin
(events
that
seek
to
bring
Alumni
and
students
into
closer
contact
 for
networking
purposes).
 
 We
have
a
number
of
newly
initiated
members
of
Order
of
 Omega,
an
all
Greek
academic
honors
society
requiring
each
member
to
 have
a
GPA
of
3.2
or
higher.
Alpha
Iota
is
proud
to
have
a
high
number
of
 members
who
are
already
involved
in
this
society.
Members
participate
 in
community
service
projects
throughout
the
year,
are
eligible
to
apply
 for
exclusive
scholarships,
and
continue
to
encourage
academic
 commitment
within
the
Greek
community.
 
 Colleen
Hill
and
Mia
Varner
 Alpha
Iota
is
also
excited
to
be
represented
on
the
Panhellenic
 Executive
Board,
with
one
of
our
own
girls
selected
this
year.
After
considering
several
applications
from
 all
houses,
Mia
Varner
was
chosen
to
be
VP
Programming.
Colleen
Hill
 currently
serves
as
our
Panhellenic
Delegate,
serving
as
the
liaison
 between
Panhellenic
initiatives
and
the
Chapter.
 
 Recently,
Kappa
Deltas
have
received
significant
recognition
on
 campus
for
being
outstanding
Bruins.
Luz
Kumpel
ran
for
Undergraduate
 Student
Association
Council
President
and
Sharon
Wu
for
Facilities
 Commissioner.
Having
two
Kappa
Delta’s
run
for
one
of
the
thirteen
 prestigious
and
coveted
spots
on
Student
government
was
simply
amazing!
 Past
President,
Annie
Geffroy
was
recently
selected
as
the
2009‐2010
 President
of
the
Year
at
the
Panhellenic
Scholarship
Banquet.
Kappa
Delta
 Ally
Andreen,
one
of
the
three
finalists
for
Greek
Woman
of
the
Year,
has
been
 Annie
Geffroy
with
her
two
littles.
 selected
to
give
 the
2010
 Commencement
Speech
in
June
for
the
 Anthropology
Department.

 Right:
Luz
Kumpel
(atop
the
Bruin
 Bear)
and
Sharon
Wu
(1st
row,
middle)
 ran
in
the
2010
USAC
elections

  • Housing Improvements 
 As
of
this
fall
quarter,
Alpha
Iota
received
several
upgrades
to
the
house
over
the
 summer.


 
 
 The
flooring
on
the
first
floor
has
been
completely
redone
to
replace
the
carpet
 with
wood
and
tile
flooring.
The
living
room,
parlor,
and
outdoor
patio
were
also
 refurnished
for
the
new
school
year.


 
 The
basement
has
undergone
multiple
changes
 throughout
the
last
year.
The
former
chapter
room
 has
been
turned
into
a
fully
 equipped
study
lounge
with
new
 desks
and
comfy
office
chairs.
It
 has
been
a
very
popular
place
for
 girls
to
study,
even
live‐outs.


 
 Winter
quarter
brought
the
much
anticipated
cardio
room
to
 the
house.
Because
of
its
popularity,
a
sign
up
system
even
had
to
be
 created.
We
are
unique
in
the
fact
that
we
are
the
only
house
on
the
 row
to
have
anything
similar
to
the
cardio
room.

 
 We
have
input
a
new
security
system
 into
the
house
to
ensure
the
safety
of
the
girls
 living
in.
Rather
then
have
a
keypad
with
a
 code,
we
now
have
a
fingerprint
recognizable
 system.
We
have
a
record
number
of
girls
 who
want
to
live
in
next
year
due
to
all
of
the
 upgrades
that
have
been
made,
and
look
forward
to
any
possible
 new
updates
that
will
be
happening
to
the
house.

  • Social Alpha
Iota
experienced
possibly
its
greatest
fall
and
winter
quarter
yet
due
to
the
 exceptional
quality,
variety,
and
amount
of
events
that
took
place.

The
social
calendar
 ranged
extensively
from
creatively
themed
raids
to
murder
mystery
dinners
to
classic
 formals.
Raids
such
as
“Guys
and
Dolls,”
“Wild,
Wild
 West”
and
“Old
Hollywood,”
casual
dinners
with
fraternities,
 laser
tag,
crush
parties,
and
much
more
filled
Alpha
Iota’s
 calendar
during
the
fall,
winter,
and
spring
quarters.
 
 During
fall
quarter
we
held
our
annual
Presents
ceremony
 with
a
formal
to
follow.


Each
year
we
present
our
newest
 members
of
Spring
and
Fall
Recruitment
to
parents,
family,
 alumnae,
fellow
collegiate
members,
and
friends.

Each
new
 member
gets
introduced
to
everyone
by
an
active
member
 such
as
their
“big
sis”
that
has
become
close
to
them
and
can
 Jillian
Tuso
and
Katherine
Taylor
pose
 share
something
unique
or
special
about
them.

It
is
a
great
 at
White
Rose
Formal
 way
to
welcome
all
our
new
members
to
their
new
family.

 Afterwards
we
celebrated
with
a
formal
at
a
beautiful
beachside
hotel.

One
of
our
beloved
 and
actively
involved
seniors
named
Stephanie
Doyle
was
crowned
Miss
Kappa
Delta,
a
 longstanding
tradition
awarded
to
a
member
who
has
gone
above
and
beyond
the
average
 involvement
as
a
member.
 
 In
winter,
guys
from
every
fraternity
vied
for
our
attention
at
our
most
anticipated
event
of
 the
year,
the
Daggerman
Crush
party.
The
KDs
sought
to
find
a
fraternity
member
who
best
 represents
the
ideals
of
Kappa
Delta.
Each
year,
we
invite
fraternity
men
from
every
frat
to
 our
Crush
party.
Afterwards,
we
select
fifteen
of
the
finest
gentlemen
to
come
to
a
Monday
 night
dinner
and
give
a
speech
or
performance
to
demonstrate
why
they
are
the
best
 representation
of
Kappa
Delta
ideals.
Following
that,
we
 narrow
it
down
to
ten
candidates,
who
attend
our
White
Rose
 Formal
and
once
again,
give
a
speech
or
performance
to
win
 over
our
hearts.
This
year’s
performances
ranged
from
poems
 to
dancing,
and
included
unique
displays
of
affection,
such
a
 personalized
lyrics
to
popular
songs.
Sergio
Quilici,
a
leader
 and
active
member
of
Pi
Kappa
Phi,
was
crowned
Daggerman.
 
 We
have
many
more
events
planned
for
Spring
Quarter,
but
 our
most
recent
was
a
murder
mystery
dinner
at
Kappa
Delta
 with
the
boys
from
Delta
Tau
Delta
fraternity.
The
night
was
 themed
“Roaring
20’s”
and
began
with
a
catered
sit‐down
 dinner
and
mocktails.
Everyone
looked
like
the
“cat’s
meow”
 in
their
best
zoot
suits
and
flapper
dresses.
The
evening
was
a
 success,
and
Nicki
Klein,
our
own
social
chair,
turned
out
to
 be
the
murderer!
Thankfully,
the
LAPD
kindly
let
Nicki
off
 Holly
Niakan
crowned
“Miss
Kappa
 with
a
warning.
Alpha
Iota
looks
forward
to
another
 Delta”
at
Daggerman
Formal
 exciting
and
fun‐filled
year
ahead
with
many
more
updates
 to
come!

  • Senior Farewell 
 Melisa
Derenzi
gave
the
following
speech
during
our
Fall
Recruitment
Preference
 Ceremony.
However,
it
was
much
more
than
a
way
of
showing
potential
new
members
 a
glimpse
of
our
sisterhood.
It
was
also
a
way
of
reflecting
on
her
Kappa
Delta
 experience
as
a
whole.






 
 Three
years
ago,
I
would
never
have
been
able
to
stand
up
in
front
of
all
of
you
and
make
 this
speech
–
especially
to
a
group
of
girls
as
beautiful
and
intelligent
as
you
all.
I
came
in
a
scared
 17‐year‐old
‐
the
best
I
can
say
is
that
I
could
fake
confidence
if
necessary.

But
after
4
days
of
 recruitment,
that
façade
is
worn
terribly
thin.
It
was
on
this
day,
with
my
guard
down,
that
I
met
my
 big
sister,
Marisa,
and
finally
was
able
to
make
the
decision
to
join
Kappa
Delta.
Marisa,
or
as
I
more
 lovingly
call
her,
Gobbs,
is
confident,
loyal,
and
a
down
right
good
time
–
she
was
everything
I
 wanted
to
be.

With
her
guidance
and
support,
I
was
easily
integrated
into
the
sisterhood
I
was
 seeking
to
find
at
UCLA.

 
 But
as
I
soon
realized,
every
girl
in
this
house
has
some
characteristic
that
I
desire,
 something
that
has
helped
me
develop
into
a
person
that
I
am
proud
of.
First,
there
is
my
twin,
 Melissa,
one
of
my
first
friends
in
the
house.

She
taught
me
that,
while
I
may
never
be
the
girl
in
the
 hula
skirt
and
coconut
top
at
a
raid,
it
is
okay
to
be
 outrageous
and
the
center
of
attention
 sometimes.
And
then
there
is
madame
president,
 Annie
Geffroy.

I
swear
the
day
we
walked
into
this
 place,
she
was
determined
to
be
president.

Over
 the
past
three
years,
I
have
seen
her
put
countless
 hours,
a
few
tears,
and
so
much
love
into
this
 house.


Doyle
taught
me
that
a
well
placed
“that’s
 what
she
said”
is
appropriate
at
any
time.



 Jen
and
Shasta,
you
girls
are
the
best
littles
I
could
 ever
ask
for.
I
swear
you
both
have
ESP
the
way
 you
just
know
when
I
need
a
hug
or
a
note
of
 encouragement.

You
are
the
sisters
I
never
had
in
 my
real
family.

And
my
puppy,
Mallory,
one
of
the
 best
listeners
I
know.
She
is
my
secret
keeper
and
 Melissa
Derenzi,
back
when
she
was
VP
 taught
me
that,
sometimes,
the
best
thing
to
say
is
 New
Member
Education
with
Fall
PC
‘08
 nothing
at
all.


 
 To
my
PC
08
babies
–
you
girls
mean
the
world


to
me.

Your
smiling
faces
got
me
through
 one
of
the
toughest
quarters
at
UCLA
for
me.

You
embraced
me,
as
well
as
the
chapter,
with
open
 minds
and
full
hearts.
The
enthusiasm
you
showed
for
Kappa
Delta
reinvigorated
my
love
for
the
 house.

I
was
supposed
to
come
up
here
and
talk
about
my
experience
at
Kappa
Delta,
but
when
I
 thought
about
it,
there
was
no
way
to
for
me
to
generically
describe
my
four
years
here.

Each
girl
in
 this
room
has
added
to
my
experience
and
changed
my
life.


 
 Which
brings
me
to
you
girls.

Today
is
the
day
you
choose
who
will
change
your
life,
and
whose
life
 you
will
change.

I
hope
you
make
the
same
decision
I
did,
but
whatever
you
choose,
I
hope
you
 always
strive
for
that
which
is
honorable,
beautiful,
and
highest
in
all
walks
of
life.
Carry
that
with
 you
always,
and
you
will
never
be
led
astray.


  • T 
 ………………………………….
 
 ALPHA
IOTA
OF
KAPPA
 …………………………………………………………………… DELTA
 ……..
 800
Hilgard
Avenue
 
 Los
Angeles,
CA
90024
 Fall
recruitment
is
right
around
the
corner!
 
 To
find
out
more
about
how
you
can
get
 ………………………………….
 involved,
please
contact
our
Vice
President
 
 of
Membership,
Nicole
Wong.
 
 
 
 Contact
Melissa
Bersofsky
to
find
out
more
 
 about
the
Chapter
Advisory
Board!
 PRESIDENT
 
 Colleen
Meseck
 For
information
about
House
Corporation,
 colleen.meseck@gmail.com
 
 contact
Anne
Maxwell!
 
 VP
MEMBERSHIP
 Nicole
Wong
 nicolewong.ucla@gmail.com VP
PUBLIC
RELATIONS
 Kristina
Sidrak
 ksidrak@gmail.com
 
 CHAPTER
ADVISORY
BOARD
 CHAIR
 Melissa
Bersofsky
 mjbersofsky@gmail.com

 
 HOUSE
CORP.
PRESIDENT:
 Anne
Maxwell
 Annehm@aol.com