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AOII has built it's new home but we still need your help!!!


Our new Headquarters on Dedication Day, April 21, 2001

Over the past 10 years, AOII has had the enjoyment of operating out of building designed especially for the needs of our Fraternity. But as time has gone on, AOII has outgrown it's current facilities, and AOII has begun to build a new one that will be able to handle the growing needs and programs of our members.

To achieve the goal for building our new home for our Fraternity, AOII has embarked on a campaign to raise $3.5 million dollars.  

Our new need is very simple. If each member of AOII contributes only $50.00, we will meet our goal and have a building that is mortgage free.

THANK YOU TO THESE CANADIAN SISTERS FOR 
DONATING TO THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Joan Deathe
MacCallum
Heidi Slusar
Harris
Lydia 
Charalambakis
Marjorie
Stevens
Shala 
Schweitzer Berry
Wendy Moon
Bolyn
Montreal 
Alumnae

It is also our goal that every AOII member will participate in the campaign at a giving level that she is able is accommodate.  AOII's from all over Canada and the United States will be taking up this challenge - whether it's a one time donation or a pledge that spans 2 to 3 years.  There are many options and ways to give:

The chair for Canadian Alumnae is Joan MacCallum, Kappa Phi, Past International President. If you require further information, please feel free to contact Joan and she'll be able to answer your questions. 

Why is it necessary to have a new Headquarters building?

In a study conducted in 1998, it was found that the excellent programming of AOII was being compromised due to building constraints.  There were 4 areas found to be suffering:

  1. Training and Leadership Development: Increased costs of using outside facilities forces a look at our space allocation for membership needs. The Headquarters configuration is not serving AOII well.

  2. Archival History: One hundred years of AOII artifacts are straining the accessibility and usability of the archives and museum in the present Headquarters. Also, the archival materials are deteriorating due to lack of proper climate control and proper storage facilities.

  3. Emporium Sales : Future Growth to accommodate the increased membership demand is not possible due to lack of space.

  4. Financial Drain on our Bottom-line: Funds were expended because of drainage problems encountered several years after the Headquarters was completed.