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We welcome to alumni status GX sister Yolanda Chitowa

Northeast AOII Weekend 2011
Good Morning!
You have been cordially invited to attend the 2011 Northeast AOII Weekend in Boston! Please see the details below and remember to register before January 15 to take advantage of early registration savings! Curious about the schedule of activities? Click here to see that in full and be sure to check our Facebook page as we continue to update session information.
Northeast AOII Weekend Planning Committee
Who: All AOIIs living in Eastern Ontario, Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  Or any AOII who might be interested in attending!
What: Two days of sisterhood and education.  Please see the Northeast AOII Weekend Agenda for additional details. 
When: Please complete the registration form by the deadlines below to participate in the weekend on March 5th and 6th.  
Jan 15th. Early Registration $35 full time registration
Feb. 1st Normal Registration $40 full time registration
Feb. 15th Late Registration $50 full time registration
*Note: Part Time registration also available
Where: Boston, MA  Please make hotel reservations ASAP at the Doubletree Hotel Boston Downtown.
Keep up-to-date on the latest news and event schedule by joining our Facebook page!
Questions? Contact Kathleen Niple via email or by calling 978-844-0386.

We are very pleased to have to have received the Pearl Award at AOII Leadership Institute for Alumnae Chapters meeting 90% of the Standards of Excellence. Thanks to all of you who have helped.

Amy Corkum has taken on the Vice President’s position for the Ottawa Alumnae Chapter. Cathy German, retiring as VP, will continue to be involved with the Alumnae Chapter, but have more time for travel.

In June, the Ottawa Alumnae Chapter presented a cheque for $500 to the Paul Menton Centre for students with disabilities, located at Carleton University. Gamma Chi Chapter President , Katelin Turcotte, joined MJ Jacobsen and Louise Archer in making the presentation. The goal of the centre is to “To foster equal access to the university experience for students with disabilities while maintaining academic standards through provision of academic accommodations and support services, in partnership with the Carleton community.” The Centre plans to put the contribution towards the purchase of a ‘Brailler’ to transcribe educational materials into Braille for students who are visually impaired.



AOII has a new Regional Structure! Kelly Manuel, Amy Corkum, Kerry Robillard, Louise Archer and MJ Jacobsen
travelled to New York City in May to attend North-East Weekend and learn more about the structure and meet
the ‘Team’. Groups in the North East include Chapters in Ottawa, Montreal, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut,
Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts . . . This is a positive change and will facilitate chapter events at
a ‘Regional’ level.
Our new Regional Team includes Amber Williams Countis ’94, our Network Director, and Koren Phillips, our Network
Specialist. It was a pleasure to meet these women at the North-East Regional Weekend!