Letter from President
Thankful….Grateful….Blessed
This is one of my favorite sayings that has special meaning during this time of year.
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as President of this Alumnae Chapter. I am grateful for the 70+ Tri Deltas who joined us for our October events. We hope even more join us in November!

I am blessed to serve with over 90 dynamic women who run our Dallas Alumnae chapter - from the Alumnae Board to House Corporation to Cookies & Castles.
You are amazing!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving season.

Delta Love, 
Sandra K. Standefer
Dallas Alumnae Chapter President
214-497-6683 cell

Fall Fiesta Fun in October
Hannah Blanton Sozo Gallery owner
Dallas Deltas enjoying the virtual tour
Kintsugi bowl from Sozo’s collection
Dallas Deltas “Zoomed” to Charlotte, NC for our Fall Fiesta on October 13 to enjoy a spotlight tour of Sozo Gallery guided by gallery owner and Tri Delta sister Hannah Blanton (College of Charleston). While viewing the works currently featured in the gallery, attendees enjoyed fresh margaritas and queso from Dallas pandemic entrepreneurial venture Ritas & Queso. Blanton also treated guests to interviews with two of Sozo’s featured artists, Ed Nash of Nashville and Antonius Roberts of The Bahamas. Nash’s works express his belief in “finding beauty with imperfections.” During his interview, he shared that, “Art is a wound turned into light.” 
Our evening concluded with a raffle for an exquisite Kintsugi bowl from Sozo’s collection. Dallas native and recently published author Rebecca Winn (SMU), attending her first Dallas Deltas event, won the item. The Kintsugi technique, in which a work is created, broken, and then pieced back together using gold, illustrates Blanton’s philosophy from overcoming a life-changing illness that, “with brokenness comes strength.” Blanton expressed her hope – personally meaningful to Winn – that the piece would serve as a reminder that good things also will come in 2020.
In keeping with fall event tradition, Blanton graciously agreed to donate a portion of gallery purchases by any Dallas Deltas to Cookies & Castles benefiting Scottish Rite Hospital for Children! Thank you to fiesta attendees who made purchases at the conclusion of the program. Sozo’s donation offer stands: visit sozogallery.net to explore whether a new work of art might enhance your home or be the perfect gift while benefiting Cookies & Castles.
Thank you to Hannah Blanton for sharing her gallery and to the Dallas Tri Delta Alumnae for underwriting the evening’s raffle prize and a generous portion of refreshment costs. Expect Fall Fiesta attendees to add an in-person visit to Sozo in Charlotte and perhaps Hillside House in The Bahamas to their future itineraries!
Cookies & Castles
Cookies & Castles Dallas is SOLD OUT!
Still want houses? Join the Dallas event waitlist at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cookies-castles-dallas-tickets-98887409905
We are working on clearing the waitlist this week. 

Or head up to Frisco! Our sister event, Cookies & Castles Frisco has a few houses remaining. You can sign up to pick up your houses Scottish Rite’s Frisco location at www.cookiesandcastlesfrisco.com/
Cookies & Castles
Now shopping at Kroger and Tom Thumb helps Cookies & Castles!

2020 Dallas Area, Collegiate Tri Delta New Members

Sisters in the News

In Memoriam Jean Snodgrass and Maryann Mihaloupolos

Alex Soucek (Zeta chapter, Cincinnati) and her daughter Sasha volunteered for four years at Cookies & Castles as part of our legacy volunteer program. This fall, Sasha became a new initiate at the University of Alabama! 
Alex Soucek with daughter Sasha
“The Front Door” Project
In Memory of Mandy Potts Heilers
There is still time to participate by contributing to the commemorative project in memory of Mandy. We have currently raised almost $8K, but are looking to hit the
full goal of 10-12K to cover not only the front door but upgrading the railings in front
of our SMU Tri Delta Home. A plaque will be included to welcome all to our home
with the special memory of Mandy’s love and commitment to our sisterhood and
Tri Delta. Thank you for your support in remembering Mandy and leaving a lasting beautification to our home and sisters she loved so much. Please make your donation by November 15th. Your donation may be mailed to the Tri Delta House at SMU with your check made payable to Tri Delta Educational Fund at SMU 3100 University Blvd.  Dallas, Texas 75205 designating Mandy's name in the comments line-or- if easier, please Venmo @Lauren-DeCuir-1 and she will provide to the project. If you
have any questions about the project, please contact Lauren DeCuir 972-896-7598 or lauren.decuir@kdrp.com
Mandy with some of her SMU "92 pledge sisters celebrating sisterhood.
The Welcome Committee
If you have a DDD that you would like the Welcome Committee to reach out to
please send us her email. We would love to have her join our Alumnae group!  
Tri Delta Foundation’s Day of Giving

Join us for Tri Delta’s Day of Giving as we celebrate our commitment to kindness on World Kindness, Nov 13th.
Deltas Around Dallas
Virtual Floral Arranging
Thursday, November 19th
7:00 PM

Streaming details will be provided after checkout.
$65 + $2 service fee = $67 Total
If interested email joandavisproperties@gmail.com.
Or call 972-809-9766 before Saturday, November 14th 
“Makeup for the New Normal: from Everyday to Digital”
On October 21, 'Deltas Around Dallas' hosted a special makeup tutorial by master makeup artist Terri Tomlinson. Twenty sisters gathered via Zoom to learn how to update their lighting and makeup to look great in the online world. We expect the attendees will put their best face forward at our next Zoom meeting!
Movie Watchers
Join us for a discussion of The Aeronauts. Please watch the movie before the meeting.
Thursday, November 12th
7 PM

The video is available to stream on Amazon Prime.
For more information contact Frances Tubb at dallasdeltas.moviewatchers@gmail.com  or
214-789-1089 
Book Club
The book for November is Left to Tell, by
Immaculee Ilibagiza.
December will be Anxious People by
Frederik Backman.
In November we will be outside on my back porch so bring a blanket and I will have Hot Chocolate and Hot spiced tea to keep us warm.

Tuesday, November 17th
6:30 PM sharp!! 
Patrice Shelby's house

Email Patrice Shelby for more info dallasdeltas.bookclub@gmail.com
You do not have to read the book to attend.
Left to Tell
by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Tri Delta Lunch Bunch
Join us for Lunch and an online visit to the
Nasher Sculpture Center
Monday, November 16
11:30 – 1 PM

Jill Magnuson, Vice President of External Affairs for
the Nasher Sculpture Center, will guide us through an online visit to the Nasher Sculpture Center. Jill is a
Tri Delta Alumnae and was president of her chapter
at The University of Texas.

Please RSVP to Jana Boswell @ dallasdeltas.lunchbunch@gmail.com or 214-244-6506
ZOOM link will be emailed the day before
Wine & Dine
Sisterhood at Times Ten Cellars in October
Terri Kennedy, Michelle McElreath, Pam Casson
Natalie Beattie, Patti Winstanley, Lara Siewert
Deltas Walking
Wednesday, November 18th
10 AM
Katy Trail Parking
4501-4565 Buena Vista St. Dallas TX 75205

Monday, December 7th
10 AM
Northaven Trail
Inwood and Northaven Trail parking lot. 

Young Alums
Join us at cocktails at Beverley's Bistro & Bar
3215 N Fitzhugh Ave

Wednesday, November 18th
Time TBD

Contact Margot for more information at