126th Founders’ Day Message

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Happy Founders’ Day, Sisters!

Today, January 2, 2023, Alpha Omicron Pi officially celebrates 126 years of AOII sisterhood! Stella, Jessie, Helen, and Bess founded Alpha Omicron Pi in an effort to develop lifelong friendships while enhancing one another’s lives through scholarship and service. Each of us has been a benefactor in their ambition as AOII today teaches us the same principles to let our light shine, to strive for that which is virtuous, to practice kindness and tolerance, and to guard what we love. AOII truly is a bond that lasts forever.

Anniversaries are worth celebrating, and that’s just what we’ll be doing during the month of January on our social media pages. We invite you to join along, reminisce memories of your past Founders’ Days, and send well wishes to other chapters in their celebrations. Use #AOII126 on your posts so that we can all enjoy the festivities together!

Please enjoy these two short video messages from the AOII Executive Board and the AOII Foundation’s Ruby Fund Committee.

Crystal Grafton Combs, International President – Reading Of The 2023 Founders’ Day Message

Download The 2023 Founders’ Day Message

Kandy Bernskoetter, Foundation Board Director – Reading Of The 2023 Ruby Fund Message

Download The 2023 Ruby Fund Message

The AOII Executive Board voted unanimously to change the official observance of AOII Founders’ Day to January 2, rather than December 8, Founder Stella Perry’s birthday. The Fraternity will now celebrate Founders’ Day on our actual founding date of January 2.

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