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 250 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.
Why Phi Tau Omega?
I would like to share why I joined Phi Tau Omega Sorority. I guess I will begin in the late 60’s when I moved to Des Moines from a small town in north central Iowa. I went to work for a huge insurance company in Des Moines. I met a few co-workers and became friends, but the friendship moved on when they got married. Marriage wasn’t in my cards, so many roommates later, I moved into an apartment complex in Altoona, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines. There was a lot of “community” in that apartment building. Everyone had their doors open and we got together in the evenings to share our day and we pooled our food. We developed a very strong friendship within our building, plus we had to know everything that was going on with each other. One day a small package was sitting in front of the door of my next door neighbor, Rosemary. Having never received a small package myself, I was jealous and curious to know what was in that small package. When Rosemary came home I learned it was Ramblings…a quarterly publication of the philanthropic and social sorority she belonged to. My curiosity continued….
I was at a time in my life when I wasn’t making the right decisions. I felt a void and I was searching for something that would make ME feel important and at the same time search for a way to serve others. My neighbor sensed I might be a good fit for her sorority and she went on to rush me and I became a member of the Kappa Chi Chapter in December 1971. This year I will celebrate my 45th year with the sorority. Joining Phi Tau Omega was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. It has given me a circle of friends that I will cherish forever and it gave me the confidence to be a vital part of my community, my church and my family. I might mention at the 1986 National Convention in Chicago, my neighbor, Rosemary, escorted me to be installed as National President of our Sorority and today I serve as National Parliamentarian. My intent is not to boast about the person I have become or the accomplishments I have achieved, but to share with others what an influence this wonderful organization has had on my life.
Why did I join Phi Tau Omega Sorority?? Today I can tell you why… it made me a better person and I met the best friends I could ever have, including my husband, Perry – we will celebrate 35 years of marriage next March. I love Phi Tau Omega, it changed my life forever. They always say good things come in small packages.
Ginny Baker, Kappa Chi
Past National President
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