Formed in 1925 by eight women, Phi Tau Omega became a national social and philanthropic sorority. With chapters in five different states, Phi Tau Omega’s generosity reaches numerous communities.
National Philanthropics include Box Tops and Soup Labels for Education, Ronald McDonald House and Coupons for Troops. Each year, the National President selects a Philanthropic Platform that all chapters are encouraged to work to benefit. In addition, each chapter selects local philanthropic endeavors to benefit by volunteer hours as well as monetary donations.
With an active membership of over 240 women, Phi Tau Omega is always looking for women who share our passion for friendship and philanthropy. For more information about our sorority, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Tau Omega Member Spotlight – Toni Thompson, Omega Nu
When my Mom asked me to join her Sorority years ago I didn’t understand how she was in a Sorority that wasn’t affiliated with a College. She did take Business classes at American Institute of Business (AIB) in Des Moines, but she wasn’t in a Sorority that I knew of. Anyhow, she seemed to be having so much fun through the years and her Sorority Sisters are always there for her in sickness and in health!
When mom asked me again in 2006, I was so busy with work, but I thought if not now, when? She was 79 and it would be fun to spend quality time with my mom doing something she enjoyed. So, I accepted thinking it would also be a great way to meet new friends. Little did I know that it would become so much more than that! Not only did mom and I have this time together to look forward to, but I was enjoying my new friends who have become my life-long ‘sisters’! Phi Tau Omega and Omega Nu is giving me the opportunity to help others in my community whose needs are greater than anyone I have ever worked to serve. It’s opened my eyes that it takes so little time and effort, a few donations of items I used to toss (paper rolls, coupons, newspapers) and only $5 per month for membership dues to help so many. There are no words to describe the heart-warming satisfaction you feel when our Sorority of ‘sisters’ reach out to help children and families, our elderly and Veterans, Teachers, the ARL, people who are sick, and people in need from all walks of life!
Phi Tau Omega Sorority will be gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma to party soon! We’ll have our Chapter Sales, a Business Meeting where we celebrate our successes of the past year, and a ‘Formal’ event for Installation of the new Officers. Did I mention fantastic food and a couple more parties? Life is good and it doesn’t get much better than this, my friends.
If any of my girls are interested in learning more about PTO Philanthropic Sorority, contact me. And, for you guys, Mike supports PTO and my efforts by collecting for me the pop/beer tabs, box tops, newspapers, paper rolls and clips coupons to send to our Veterans. He thinks it would be fun to reunite the Fraternity, ‘I Phelta Thi’,, for the husbands of PTO sisters. I think he wants in on the parties and recognition for his efforts!
I am truly grateful to my mom for the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful organization. I love you mom and my Phi Tau sisters.❤️
Toni Thompson, Past Chapter President
Omega NU Chapter
National Platform – Diabetes & Autism Awareness
- Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
- Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
- Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
- Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
- New Cases: 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
- Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
- Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
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June 30 – August 2
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place
6110 S. Yale Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma,74136-1904, USA