Chapter Spotlight: Chi Alumni

Get to Know Chi Alumni Chapter!

Chi Alumni Chapter is based in Seattle, Washington, and was chartered in 1950 (The Chi Collegiate Chapter at the University of Washington was chartered in 1941). The chapter has hosted or co-hosted several regional meetings and two conventions (1958 and 1984). Several members have been Western Region Supervisors over the years, including Rosemary Fox, Jean McLauchlan, Cathi Boyle, Pat Landers Chandler, Donna Fujii, Linda Kvare Story and currently Michael VanLaanen. There are 14 members in the chapter, including 4 fifty-year members (Ina Jenkins, Jean McLauchlan, and two Past Grand Presidents, Pat Tanac and Nancy Horst). The chapter has won the Efficiency Gavel or Alumni Chapter of the Year Award in 1960, 1962, 1964, 1992 and 2011.

How does your chapter meet the Core Values of LKS?

The Core Value of Sisterhood is important to us. We meet three times a year in members’ homes and join the collegiate chapter for Founder’s Day and Initiation Ceremonies as well as other activities. Each spring, we host a senior dinner for Chi graduates and help the collegiates with contributions for Convention and other expenses. The chapter supports Core Values by awarding annual grants to one or two collegiates (scholarship), donating to food banks (service), attending conventions and serving on Grand Council and committees (leadership and integrity).

Erin RogalaChapter Spotlight: Chi Alumni