Spring Events 2018


Thursday 29th 6:30- 8:30pm
Wine and Brush Night

Local watercolor artist Jen Dienno will lead a floral watercolor class in which you will learn how to paint 2 different floral designs. You'll create a third floral painting of your choice! All paint, brushes, and 3 pages of watercolor paper are included.

  • Hosted by Jessica Rannow at her home, 388 E Kossuth Street,
  • Columbus, OH 43206 Cost: $30 per person
  • RSVP to Jessica jessica.rannow@gmail.com by March 20th.


Sunday April 29th 12pm-3pm
Senior Send Off

Be sure to join us in welcoming the class of 2018 from Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, and Denison to the alumnae world! The event is a wonderful chance to connect with collegians from local chapters, educate them about the benefits of joining a Theta alumnae group, and passing on wise words as they prepare for graduation. Please bring a dish to share, dessert will be provided. 

  • Alpha Gamma Facility: 1861 Indianola Ave., Columbus, 43201
  • Parking is available on street, meters are free on Sunday!
  • RSVP to Annie McCabe annie.mccabe@gmail.com by April 20th.
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday April 10th 5:30pm
Sisterhood Happy Hour at Winking Lizard
Join your sisters for good conversations and beverages during happy hour! Look for the Theta Sign or Pansy!



Friday May 4th 6- 9:00pm
CASA Arty Party (Volunteer or Attend!)

Please consider supporting CASA in one of two ways: by volunteering or attending this art-filled event where art will be sold to support CASA! A wealth of information can be found in our newsletter. 

Arty Party tickets are on sale now!  For more information check out the events page at https://casacolumbus.org/Media-and-Events/Events

Offices of BakerHostetler
200 Civic Center Drive, 13th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Thursday May 17 5:30-7:30pm
Young Alumnae Happy Hour

A special rooftop happy hour for alumnae 35 and under! Join us for drinks, and to welcome the many recent grads who will be new to Columbus.

Where: Juniper, 580 N. 4th St. Columbus, OH 43215

Valet and lot parking available - entrance on South side of building
RSVP requested by May 10th to Maya at mayajaneelizabethbarrett@gmail.com 

Tuesday May 29th 6pm
Spring Potluck Hosted by Blair Adams

2310 Dorset Road, Upper Arlington, 43221

Join your sisters for an evening of socializing and updates on the chapter. Please bring a sweet treat if your last name is A-N and a savory delight if you are M-Z

RSVP to Monica at mgacka@gmail.com



2018 Winter Events


Friday, January 12th
Learn to Curl
Curling Club

  • Curling is a fun and strategic Olympic sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and athletic abilities. This event will be held prior to this year’s Winter Olympics, so you can impress all your friends with your newfound in depth knowledge of the game! No special equipment required -just a good pair of running shoes.
  • In an effort to gauge how much ice space we will need, please RSVP to Kari Gustafson (ke_gustafson@yahoo.com) to indicate if this is something you are likely to participate in, so we can plan ahead!
  • Cost: $30 for non-members, $20 for dues-paying members.


Founders Day 2018 and Fairy Goodmothers Dress Drive
February 3rd 11:00 am

The Columbus Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta invites you to join us in celebration of 148 years of our Fraternity and the honoring of our 25, 50 and 75 year Milestone Thetas.

Scioto Country Club
2196 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43221

Social Hour to begin at 11:00 a.m. ~ Lunch to follow at Noon. Menu will consist of your choice of a pecan chicken salad or sirloin salad, served with freshly baked rolls, soup of the day, coffee, and tea. A Theta themed dessert will follow the luncheon.

Cost will be $30 per person,
FORM for Founders Day, Membership and Theta of the Year

Founders Day is a special time to reflect on the history of Kappa AlphaTheta, our values, and the bonds of sisterhood. In celebration of our 147th Founders Day, the Columbus Alumnae Chapter asks you to reflect on your time as a Theta and share your memories with sisters across generations during our luncheon.

Know a Theta that doesn't receive the newsletter and might like to attend? Please feel free to pass along this information to her or email Brooke Felts (brooke.lynn.felts@gmail.com) for a copy of the RSVP form. During the Founders Day season, we make a special effort to reach out to Theta’s who have not updated their contact information or remained active as alumnae. If you know of any sisters who have gone “missing” please feel free to bring their contact information with you to Founders Day!

Fairy Goodmothers provides prom dresses and accessories to young women in Central Ohio who may otherwise not be able to afford these items. Bring any gently used prom appropriate gowns and accessories to Founders Day or find out more about drop off locations around Columbus at fairygoodmothers.org


2018-2020 Columbus Alumnae Chapter Officer Slate
The Kappa Alpha Theta Columbus Alumnae Chapter slates officers every two years. The chapter will have the opportunity to vote on the slate at the Founders Day celebration on February 3rd. Below is the slate that will be presented at that time:

  • President- Felicity Hillmer (Beta Tau/Denison Univ.)
  • Treasurer- Jessica Rannow (Psi/Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Secretary- Brooke Felts (Beta Tau/Denison Univ.)
  • Vice President Membership- Annie McCabe (Alpha Gamma/Ohio State Univ.)
  • Vice President Programs- Monica Gacka (Alpha Gamma/ Ohio State Univ.)
  • Vice President Publicity- Samantha Sharpe (Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan Univ.)
  • Panhellenic Rep.– Jessica Mossman (Zeta Sigma/Ohio Northern)
  • Fundraising Chair- Kari Gustafson (Alpha Pi/ Univ. of North Dakota)
  • Service Chair- OPEN
  • Young Alumnae Liaison- Maya Barrett (Beta Sigma/ Southern Methodist University)
  • Founders Day Chair– Lee Fruhling (Alpha/ DePauw University)
  • Founders Day Committee Members- This could be you! We are looking for members to serve on the Founders Day committee. If you are interested in working with the Founders Day Chair to help makethis event a success, please email Felicity at dmcfmh@gmail.com
Sunday, Feburary 11th 2:00pm
Ballet Met "Giselle"

Witness a love story that has captured hearts for centuries with the world premiere of Ballet Director Edwaard Liang's vision of this classic ballet.
  • Where: Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre (formerly Capitol Theatre) 77 S. High Street
  • RSVP to Felicity by January 28th dmcfmh@gmail.com

2018 Milestone Thetas to be Honored at Founders Day


75 Year Honorees

Marjorie Reinert Bohl-Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Doris Jefferson Mavis-Beta Tau/Denison75 Year Honorees 

50 Year Honorees

Sandra Crawford Bagwell- Delta Kappa/Louisiana State U.
Cheryl Reppart Evans- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Joanne Edmonds Fisher-Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Donna Kotowich Giannantonio-Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Carol Lease Gravelle-Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Ann Rectenwald Hoaglin- Beta Tau/Denison University
Victoria J. Johnson- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Margaret Fisher McCarthy- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Melany Stinson Newby- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Susan Powers- Gamma/Butler University
Janet Huehl Ravenberg- Alpha Psi/Lawrence University
Anne Taylor Risch- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Susan Mavko Stump- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Nancy Schott Tussing- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Glenda Cain Todd- Alpha Mu/Allegheny College
Nancy Sheskey Weaver- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Teresa Spangler Wood -Gamma Upsilon/Miami U.

25 Year Honorees

Katherine Gesdorf Abel - Beta Lambda/College of William & Mary
Amira Sallock Bowers- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Angela Piccioni Bragg -Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Jennifer Carver -Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Ashley Clark - Gamma Omega/Auburn
Jennifer Schwade Fillman- Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan
Margaret Matthews Freytag- Beta/Indiana University
Christy Langley Gustin - Delta Upsilon/E. Kentucky
Kelly Blanchard Johnson- Gamma Iota/U. Kentucky
Anne Margaret Claxton Krabacher- Delta Zeta/Emory University
Alison M. Lawhead- Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan
Vlatka Lukovic Lindsay- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Amy Eynon Martin- Rho/University of Nebraska
Asha Padamadan- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State
Courtney Bateman Petrasko- Nu/Hanover College
Kathryn Thomas Ridgley- Alpha/Depauw University
Jennifer Hoover Starr- Epsilon Omega/Wash. & Jefferson
Theresa Sgroi Vivona- Chi/Syracuse University
Laura Jenkins Watson- Alpha Gamma/Ohio State

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