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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

National Women's Friendship Day

The Knoxville KD Alumnae Association celebrated NWFD on Sunday, September 12 by having an afternoon tea. Members were invited to attend and bring a guest. The event was well attended by KDs and non-KDs and gave us all a great chance to catch up and spend some quality time celebrating our friendships.

Pictures from STAR Visit

The Knoxville Kappa Delta Alumnae Association visited the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) during the July 2010 meeting. STAR's mission is to foster personal achievement by providing therapeutic experiences using horse related activities for persons with disabilities or other special challenges.

Friday, March 19, 2010 Discount Offer

Good afternoon -

QSP and Kappa Delta are pleased to provide our members with an exclusive offer to purchase discount certificates to Try new restaurants in your area or save money eating at your favorite places!

I did this yesterday, and paid $20 for a $25 gift certificate to the Crown and Goose and Kan Pai of Tokyo, and Kappa Delta got $8!

Some of the restaurants on are: Agave Azule, La Rumba, Ray's ESG, The Crown and Goose, La Costa, Baker Peters, and a few others.

It's a pretty neat deal. Saves you money, and helps KD!

Here's the link:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Upcoming Shamrock event!!

Join us for a Bunco Dessert Cruise on The Volunteer Princess!!!

The event is Sunday, March 14, 2010. Boarding begins at 2:30 and we'll be cruising from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The cost is $25.00 per person and is due March 8 to Jennifer Johnson. Please e-mail for information on paying for the event.

Proceeds will benefit Emerald Youth Foundation and Prevent Child Abuse America. We look forward to a great event and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kappa Delta Alumnae Opportunities

Kappa Delta is looking for alumnae in the sales force, specifically those with training in current sales techniques that would lend their expertise for a training program on life skills. We want to develop a manual on communication skills to help our chapters not only in recruitment but life skills. We want to focus on basics of making a sale and closing the deal - how to sell not only KD but themselves. We are looking for members to help write a training manual that our chapter members will use for recruitment and also for life. Please send an email of interest with resume or work history to Katie Grassmyer at

Kappa Delta is also looking for a skilled PR executive willing to donate their time and experience to the Confidence Coalition. The Confidence Coalition is a movement to help girls and women become more confident and ready to stand up against media stereotypes, spousal and dating abuse, risky behaviors, bullying, gossiping, and other negative behaviors. If you are interested in helping please send your name, contact information and related experience to Melanie Schild at

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Update your information for the Alumnae directory

Good afternoon! I hope everyone's had a great weekend. If you've not already received a yellow postcard from national Kappa Delta regarding the alumnae directory, please keep your eye out for it. You can call 800-869-8937 to go ahead an update your information. The alumnae associations depend on the information you have with nationals so please take a few minutes to do this.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Next Meeting/Dinner is Tuesday January 19

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great 2010 so far! The alumnae officers met last night to plan for 2010 and we have an exciting year ahead of us! Meredith passed on the Public Relations position to me, Megan Scott, and I'm excited about the new role.

We hope to see you at our first meeting of the year this Tuesday January 19 at Downtown Grill and Brewery at 6pm! We'll introduce the officers and discuss the upcoming year. We'll be meeting in the private room upstairs. There is free parking behind Downtown Grill and Brewery so don't let parking or navigating downtown keep you away!

I'll post information about the coming year after the meeting Tuesday.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Recent meetings!

I have been so horrible about updating our blog. I apologize. We are in officer transition right now. Here are some pictures I have from some of our recent meetings. More to come from our new PR girl, Megan Scott! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Coming up!!!

Bid Day information from Ashley Baisley:
This year's Bid Day will again take place at the Foundry and will be a themed event "How Sweet It Is to be a KD" with candy, lollipops and bright , colorful ribbon decorating the table and banners. It will again begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 23rd with lunch being served at 2:30 PM. If you are planning to attend Bid Day or know of other alumnae who would like to attend, please make sure that you E-MAIL Lauren directly at the following address by NO LATER THAN August 15th. She will need a final headcount to provide to the Foundry and since this is a seated luncheon, we cannot have people just showing up without an RSVP.

Bid Day is Sunday, August 23rd...beginning at 2:00 PM with lunch being served at 2:30 PM at the Foundry downtown. Dress is pin attire (summery dresses, etc.) and all alumnae MUST RSVP by no later than August 15th to Lauren Owen at And now a message from me, your AA President: Our next Alumnae meeting/social will be at Calhoun's on the river on Tuesday August 18th at 6pm. Evite will go out this week. We still need a place to host our NWFD event on Sept 15th- this is to be a wine and shopping party. More details next week. If you can deliver dinner (chik-fil-a) to the AE Chapter on Friday Sept 25th around 9:30 please let me know.

Kelly Whiteaker

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June meeting

Our June meeting is next Tuesday the 16th at the Aubrey's on Middlebrooke Pike. It sits in the shopping center that is on the corner of the Middlebrooke Pike and Cedar Bluff intersection across from the Kroger shopping center. We will meet at 6p for dinner and a quick meeting. Items to discuss are our National Women's Friendship Day event and recs for recruitment. We will not be sending out an Evite this month, but did do a Facebook event. If you think you will be attending please RSVP by sending an email to or the FB invite so that we can reserve a big enough table.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

April events!

Hello KD Ladies!

April 5th will be the AE Senior Banquet at Calhoun's on the River at 6pm. This event will be a sit down dinner with a program during the meal. This night the seniors will also be inducted into the Alumnae Chapter. There is no charge for attending, but Ashley Baisley will need a head count by April 1st. Please RSVP to Ashley at no later than 4/1/09.

April 21st is our New Member Social at Ashley Baisley's home at 6pm. This is a night to welcome not only the graduating seniors, but other new members as well. This is a great chance to invite a sister who hasn’t been to a meeting in a while and also a good time to meet the graduating AE seniors. More details will follow soon.

Also mark on your calendars the Emerald Youth Fundraising Breakfast on May 5th at 6:45am – 8:15am at the Knoxville Expo Center. This complimentary breakfast will include a program that highlights the activities of the Emerald Youth Foundation. We will be hosting a table for 10 and will need to submit our guest list by April 17th. Please RSVP with “EYF breakfast” in the subject line to if you would like to attend.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March Meeting Plans

Our March meeting just so happens to fall on St. Patrick's Day so we are going to celebrate by going all out green! Come dressed in your green and bring a food dish of the green variety or a beverage of your choice to share. (Please list what you are bringing when you RSVP.)

We will also be collecting money for the Emerald Youth Foundation to donate on behalf of the chapter at their annual breakfast May 1st.

Hope to see you at Meredith's on Tuesday, the 17th!

7924 Ellisville Lane
Knoxville, TN 37909

**If you did NOT receive the E-vite, please email Kelly Whiteaker and let her know. She will be sure to add you to our mailing list for future events and be sure you have all the details for the March meeting too!

Please call Meredith at 703-304-7657 if you need directions to her house.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Note from our Alumnae Chapter President: New Year for Kappa Delta Knoxville Alumnae

First off, as the new Alumnae Association President I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am Kelly Whiteaker and a 2002 graduate of Western Kentucky University where I was a member of KD's Delta Gamma Chapter. I grew up in Lebanon, TN and returned there after graduation before making the move to Knoxville during the summer of 2007. I have been actively involved with the alumnae group since my second week in Knoxville when I attended my first meeting.
My goal as President of the Alumnae Chapter is to grow and strengthen the Knoxville chapter by listening to what the members are looking for in an alumnae association. The Kappa Delta websites says that "Kappa Delta alumnae associations provide a fun and flexible way to connect with amazing Kappa Delta women in your community, take part in innovative projects, and participate in meaningful service to others." During our monthy outings we provide an opportunity to meet and socialize with old and new friends and also conduct a short business meeting. The busines issues we discuss range from UT's local chapter to ways we can help the community.

Based on feedback from the survey at our Christmas Party will be moving our meetings to the third Tuesday of each month at 6 o'clock and will continue to have our meetings be hosted in a member's home or at a local restaraunt.

A full calendar of events will be coming soon, but for the month of February we will be meeting at Litton's on February 17th at 6:00 (an evite has been sent out).

Other news to make you aware of:
*We still need to fill the positions of Vice President, Membership, Shamrock and Collegiate Relations
*We are on Facebook and can be found by searching for: Knoxville Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter
*Annual dues are $35 and can be brought to a meeting or mailed to Jeanine Brown @ 7700 Gleason Drive 39E Knoxville, TN 37919

I look forward to working with all of you during 2009. Any questions, comments, ideas or concerns you might have please email me directly @ and I will be happy to listen, answer or address them. If you have another email address that you prefer we use please respond back to this email with that information. Also, please pass this on to any sisiters you know of in the area that are not geeting this email, we will be happy to include them if they will update us with their contact information. See you all at Litton's!

AOT, Kelly Whiteaker

Monday, November 24, 2008

Housing Fund Update for Alpha Epsilon

Alpha Epsilon is making great things happen at the University of Tennessee!
Plans are moving along to open the new Alpha Epsilon chapter house in 2010 and we are pleased to announce that we are halfway to our goal of one million dollars raised for a chapter house on the campus of the University of Tennessee. A HUGE thank you to all who have made our progress possible. But we still need your help!!
We had a fabulous fall formal recruitment and pledged 52 wonderful new members! We could not be happier with the new member class this year.
There are a number of ways that you can show your support for Alpha Epsilon. Please choose what fits your circumstance best. We need every Alpha Epsilon’s support!
First and foremost, Alpha Epsilon still needs donations towards our capital campaign. UT has told us it cannot break ground for our house until we have one million dollars raised or pledged. There are still some naming opportunities available, so don’t delay. To access the tax-deductible donation form and see details on the capital campaign and its progress, please click this link:
Secondly, Kappa Delta Sorority and QSP magazine agency have provided a great opportunity for Alpha Epsilons and their friends and family to support the housing efforts with money that they already are spending on magazine subscriptions. Sound too good to be true? It is not!
All you have to do is click on this link below (or at the top of this blog) to renew magazines that you are already buying and nearly half of the subscription price will go directly to Alpha Epsilon House Corporation to be used in the new chapter house. Of course, you can purchase new subscriptions as well!
As an added bonus, clicking on this link will take you to a drawing of the proposed Sorority Village site plan and you can see exactly where Kappa Delta is in the circle. We are thrilled with our choice and working hard with the architects to situate the house on the lot so it showcases the beauty that Kappa Delta brings to our daily lives. Keep this link as we will be posting further photos as we progress towards our dream come true of a beautiful house for Alpha Epsilon at the University of Tennessee.
This magazine opportunity is just one of the many ways you can support Alpha Epsilon through your generosity. Please forward this link to family and friends and ask them to renew or purchase their magazines through this site, you don’t have to be an Alpha Epsilon to purchase. Nearly half of the proceeds of all magazine purchases go to Alpha Epsilon (instead of all to the publisher) and it adds up. Research shows that the average household spends $200 a year on magazine subscriptions. Just think if all Alpha Epsilons renewed their magazines through this site to benefit the Alpha Epsilon house?
The holiday season is fast approaching and magazine subscriptions make great gifts. This is truly the gift that gives twice. You can also purchase beautiful commemorative Christmas ornaments that will benefit the house as well, please contact Missy Griffin at The ornament is a brass door with KD aboveit to signify the new house and sells for $75.
Finally, we are still in need of pledge class chairs to coordinate participation from your pledge class. This is a great way to catch up and re-connect with those sisters who are special to you while helping Alpha Epsilon. We need chairs for the following years:1994, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1978 and 1969-1966.Please reply to this e-mail if you are interested.
Thank you for your kind assistance in making our dream come true!
Shannon Popik Hampson, President, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Alpha Epsilon House Corporation
Sally Nelson Bodenheimer
Kay Montgomery Clayton
Linda Sutton Dunlap
Missy Griffin
Deborah Aichholz Gross
Harriett Perry Hancock
Jane Barefoot Hunter
Jodie McTeer Johnson
Jane Maddox
Megan Parker
Sara Phillips
Erin Ailey Reitz
Cathy Roddy
Mary Barnett Sowell
Sheryl Dawson Taylor

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

November meeting

Please join us TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18th at the home of Ashley Baisley at 6:30pm. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE 3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH!

Ashley's address is:
704 Sedgley Drive Knoxville, TN 37922
Directions are:
From the east on Kingston Pike, turn left at traffic light onto S. Peters/Ebenezer (Walgreen's on the corner) From the west on Kingston Pike, turn right at traffic light onto S. Peters/Ebenezer (Baker Peters Jazz Club and gas station on the corner)
Continue to the top of the hill and at the first traffic light, turn Right onto George Williams (La Petit Academy will be on your right)
Braddock's Place is the FIRST neighborhood almost immediately on your left just past Mountain View apartments. It is easy to miss and if you see West Valley Middle School, then you have gone too far. :)
Turn LEFT into the neighborhood and turn right onto Sedgley Drive. This is a circle and her house is at the back of the circle - 704 Sedgley Drive.

Ashley will probably pick up a couple of pizzas from Calhoun's to cut into smaller pieces for the meeting and if ladies can just bring some sides, then we should be all set.
Look forward to seeing everyone next month!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Founder's Day Details

Hello Ladies of Kappa Delta! The final details have been determined for the celebration of Founder's Day. The date is still Sunday, October 26th and we will be meeting in the Alpha Epsilon chapter suite at the Panhellenic Building on UT's campus from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. I hope to see you there! AOT,Kelly Pesterfield

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Next meeting TUESDAY OCTOBER 21st

We would love to extend the invitation to all Kappa Delta Alumnae of the Knoxville area to our next meeting. We will be meeting at the home of Linda Dunlap for a potluck on Tuesday night, October 21st at 6:30pm. (For more information, please email Kelly Pesterfield). We hope to see you all there!

National Women's Friendship Day

The ladies of the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter enjoyed an intimate gathering at Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop to celebrate this special day. Kelly Pesterfield (our alumnae chapter president) brought us each white roses to remember this occasion.

Bid Day photos!

sorry for the delay...
Here are a couple of shots from Bid Day! Congrats to the Alpha Epsilon chapter on an excellent recruitment!!!
We had a great showing of alumnae at this year's Bid Day. It was held at The Foundry at the Fair Site and we had a great time.

KD Alumna Susan (Finchum) Webster catches up with some of the ladies of Alpha Epsilon over some celebratory cake from Magpies bakery.

KD alumnae Kelly Pesterfield and Harriet Hancock enjoy seeing each other and celebrating the chapter's newest members.
KD Alumna Ashley Baisley enjoys meeting the chapter's newest members.
KD Alumnae Missy Griffin, Melissa Harris, Lesli Brown, and Megan Scott
KD Alumnae Amanda Vineski and Julie Freed enjoy seeing Alpha Epsilon chapter member Jamie Howell.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy National Women's Friendship Day

Host: Kappa Delta
Location: Ben & Jerry's Scoop ShopWestern Plaza/4477 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
When: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm
Phone: 865-712-2442

Hello KD Ladies!This month is National Women's Friendship Day on the 21st so we will be celebrating the day on the 23rd by having an ice cream social. Ben & Jerry's is a sponsor of National Women's Friendship Day this year, so I thought it would be fun to have a get-to-together there and support them for supporting us. Bring your best friend, mother, mother-in-law or any woman or women that you would like to honor for this special day! We will not have a meeting on the 9th as we had originally scheduled so please make a note on your calendars. As always, please respond to the evite even if you cannot make it so we have an accurate head count. Thank you and I hope you are all doing fabulous!See you on the 23rd! Until then, take care.

Kelly P.

P.S. Stay tuned for pictures from Alpha Epsilon Bid Day!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June Meeting

We met this month at Aubrey's on Papermill. We had such a wonderful time!!! Dinner with the girls is always so much fun. We were realy able to focus a lot of our discussion on the builing plans for the UT chapter. We got a GREAT lot for the house! We are thrilled! We also discussed the possibility of having a fundraiser in Nashville--since so many Alpha Epsilon alumnae live there.
We hope you can join us next month on JULY 8th at Liza Moz in West Town Mall at 6:30pm. We will be painting our own pottery! How fun!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Welcome to the Knoxville TN Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter Blog!

The Knoxville KD Alumnae chapter is comprised of KD ladies of all ages. We would love for you to come and join us. We meet one time per month on (usually) the second tuesday of the month at 6:30p (unless otherwise noted). Here is the schedule for the rest of the year:

Tuesday JULY 8 (Liza Moz Paint Your Own Pottery at West Town Mall) 6:30p
Power Pack Nights for Mission of Hope (TBA)

Tuesday AUGUST 12th - Hopefully the meeting in Townsend, TN at Judie Johnson's. Ice cream social & ritual review/ AE Recruitment

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 9 Meeting at Ashley Baisley's house
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 (Tea at the Gallery at Western Plaza) Time: TBD Happy National Women's Friendship Day

Tuesday OCTOBER 14 (Green Hills Grill at Western Plaza) 6:30p
Founder's Day and AE War of the Wings TBA

Tuesday NOVEMBER 11 (Dinner A'Fare at Turkey Creek) 6:30p (we will also be hosting a coat drive that night)

Tuesday DECEMBER 9 Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange (Location: TBD) 6:30p
Pecan sales begin December 9th
Teddy Bear Drive, Sponsor 1 Alumnae that is in a Nursing home or Retirement Community.

We would love to have you join us for good 'ole Kappa Delta fellowship. We are sure to have fun! If you would like to get added to our contact list, please contact Kelly Whiteaker and/or Kelly Pesterfield. (