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 – Terri Patrick, Tau Epsilon
Why and When did you join PTO?
My daughter, Jill Blankenship and I, were asked to go to a meet & greet by Kathy Burton and Abbey Burton Davis in November of 2013. We loved the whole idea of being able to give back to the community as a group. I have always wanted to do more for my community, but often did not have the way or the means as an individual. We loved the fellowship that we felt at the meet & greet among the other members of Tau Epsilon and their acceptance of us. The Tau Epsilons are a wonderful group of women. We talked about it and decided that this was a commitment that we wanted to make. We were rushed and pinned by April, 2014 and attended our first convention in St. Louis of that year.
Why should others join?
Going to the first convention really put everything into perspective for Jill and me. I love the comradery of the group as a whole, the philanthropic that we do, and just the whole feeling of being a part of something that can change a person’s life. Each year we get to know the other chapter members a little better and meet new people. Anyone who is needing the sense of fellowship, friendship and wanting to do more for others should definitely consider joining.
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