Sisterhood is Forever

Dear Sisters in Phi Lamb,

I’m proud to introduce myself as First Vice President of the Phi Lambda Phi Alumnae Association (PLPAA). Among my duties falls the responsibility of building membership for PLPAA—an organization that is essential to the vitality and the very existence of Phi Lambda Phi Sorority. (SUNY Oswego now requires an active alumnae group in order for PLP to retain its charter.)

Phi Lamb nurtured us at many levels during our Oswego days. We partied. We sang. We studied. We also learned to live together, share responsibilities, organize, and lead. Personally speaking, the leadership skills that served me so well throughout my professional career had their seeds in my experiences as a PLP officer and as a responsible housemate at 54 West 5th Street. I’m forever grateful!

PLP brought me friendships that still remain. And my new engagement with the PLPAA brings me in contact with younger alumnae sisters to whom, I am delighted to say, I feel equally connected. It’s rewarding and uncanny! In addition to the opportunity to keep in touch with an organization and its members I once knew, I want to pass this incredible legacy on to future sisters of Phi Lambda Phi. But I need your help to do it!

You may have received our membership brochure in the mail recently. You can also view and download a copy here: PLPAA Membership Brochure. The brochure explains what your dues accomplish. AND…joining today offers you a little something extra—your “annual” membership will be active from now until June 2014. Please consider supporting an effort dedicated to preserving the traditions of an organization that offered each of us so many levels of growth. Without us…withoutYOU…Phi Lamb cannot endure. I look forward to receiving your membership commitment and your renewed (and new!) friendships in Phi Lamb.

If you’re on Facebook, please check out PLPAA’s official new group (we’re trying to consolidate all the PLP pages to one location). It’s a fun way to share and keep in touch: Phi Lambda Phi Alumnae Association (Official Group)

Love in Phi Lamb,

MAO (Mary Anne Oriente Mather ’71)
PLPAA First Vice President

PS We’re gathering in Oswego for Reunion 2013, June 7-9. PLPAA Second Vice President Jenn Owens Potter ‘05 and her reunion committee, made up of sisters from the 1960s through the 2000s, have a very memorable event planned that includes a festive welcome mixer on the river and an annual meeting of the PLPAA. We’ll be featuring a presentation of preserved PLP archival photos, scrapbooks and artifacts, as well as a taste of other projects underway. PLP shirts will be available, and a cookbook is in the making (more on that soon). See who’s attending so far and add your name at: