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5th Annual Wine Tour
Finish off the summer in style - join us for our annual Wine Tour to Niagara! We tour on Saturday, August 16th, and we go all day! Cost is $22, and covers all tastings (excludes lunch). 

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International Convention News

The end of June brought the 47th AOII International Convention in Norfolk, Virginia from June 25th to June 29th. There was a strong Canadian contingent with 5 Toronto-based AOII's attending including Tanya Bailey Smith BT (Beta Tau Corp Bd President), Shala Berry KL (Collegiate Network Specialist), Christine Hostetter GC (our very own Alumnae President), Kim Montgomery BT (Beta Tau Chapter president, and Heather Siemerak BT (past Beta Tau President). 

Congratulations to Tanya Bailey-Smith, who was appointed to the AOII Properties Board at Convention.

Alumnae Awards

Pearl Award for Excellent Chapters
(at least 26 of Standards of Excellence)
Calgary Alumnae

Gold Award for Outstanding Chapters
(at least 17 of Standards of Excellence)
Montreal Alumnae
Ottawa Alumnae

Rose Award
Cathy Bottomley German, Beta Kappa

Retention Citation 
(maintain a min of 90% of members)
Calgary Alumnae
Collegiate Awards

Pearl Award for Excellent Chapters
(at least 80% of Standards for Excellence)
Kappa Lambda - U of Calgary

AAC Performance Certificate
Gamma Chi - Carleton U

Quota Honour Roll
Beta Tau - U of Toronto
Gamma Chi - Carleton U
Iota Chi - U of Western Ontario
Kappa Phi - McGill U

Foundation Awards

Senior Challenge
(100% participation)
Kappa Lambda - U of Calgary

Forever Friends Honourees
Shala Berry,
Jeanette Ciccone,

"eVine" Launched
TAAC is pleased to launch it's new, monthly news digest, "eVine" . This digest is intended to send out regular news, event details and other information. If you would like to subscribe or something to share, please email us at with your full name and chapter/year of initiation.

Updated Events Calendar
Check out the events we have planned for TAAC for 2003-2004 - there is something for everyone! (05.12.03)


Fond Farewell and Welcome Aboard!

The Toronto Area Alumnae Chapter would like to thank Cynthia Skiver for her help, guidance, and support during her tenure as our Alumnae Network Specialist. With some adjustments to area assignments, Cynthia will be working with other alumnae chapters in Ohio & Michigan. Good luck with your new chapters!

TAAC would like to welcome aboard Karen Galehan of Imperial, Pennsylvania as our new Alumnae Network Specialist. Karen has worked as an ANS with alumnae chapters around Pennsylvania, New York, and the Eastern Seaboard, and she is looking forward to meeting her new chapters soon. (07.02)

AOII 46th International Convention 2001
On June 26th at AOII Convention in Palm Desert, CA, the Toronto Area Alumnae Chapter won a Performance Standards Certificate for all round excellence.  Other winners included fellow Canadian alumnae chapters from Calgary and Ottawa. TAAC was also presented with a AOII Recognition Certificate. TAAC has received these two honours since our installation in 1997!

Our collegiate chapters were also honoured. Kappa Lambda (U of C) won a Gold Award for Outstanding Chapters. Beta Tau (U of T), Kappa Lambda (U of C), and Kappa Phi (McGill U) were named to the Quota Honor Roll. Beta Tau also won a Foundation Seniors Challenge Award for 100% participation in Seniors Challenge.

Congratulations to TAAC member Shala Schweitzer Berry, who was honoured with AOII's Rose Award. Shala was nominated by all the collegiate and alumnae chapters in Canada for her hard work on behalf of AOII's in Canada and AOII International! Way to go, Shala! 

Congratulations to everyone!!

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