On January 2, 1897, Alpha Omicron Pi was formally organized at the home of Helen St. Clair (Mullan). That date was recognized as AOII Founders' Day until it became increasingly inconvenient to hold festivities during the holidays. For convenience, AOII now officially begins the celebration of Founders' Day on Founder Stella George Stern Perry’s birthday, December 8th, and extends the celebration through January 2nd and beyond. Many chapters often hold their Founders' Day events in other surrounding months, depending on their chapter schedules. Regardless of when it is formally celebrated with an event, each member of AOII recognizes the significance of the special day on which four young women came together and pledged lifetime friendship and sisterhood in Alpha Omicron Pi. Each year, we celebrate and reflect the advancements and achievements of our incredible organization.