Phi Times – February 2015 Update – Sunshine Reunion 2015

A good time was had by all —Bonnie Love, Linda Karp, Donna Snyder, Peggy Hallock-Kraker, Michelle Klinger-Wellner, Leona Stone Scott, Tricia Longo Gibbons and Linda Crittenden.

On January 9th thru 11th, 2015, twenty plus Lambs gathered in West Palm Beach, Florida for a magical weekend celebration of friendship, love and sisterhood.

The weekend started with a meet n’ greet Happy Hour at BJ’s Brew house for drinks, food, laughter and conversation. Sisters continued the party later at the Hawthorne Suites where several gathered for hours of reminiscing and reconnecting with sisters from the ‘70s to the ‘80s.

On Saturday, the party continued with a Reunion luncheon at ER Bradley’s, located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Sisters, spanning more than 30 years and most dressed in yellow and black, gathered for a beautiful luncheon. The room was festively decorated in yellow and black with balloons, signage and Phi Lamb Banners welcoming us. With laughter, tears, talk of times and traditions gone by, the years seemed to melt away.

We were honored to have two Founding Pearls among us,  Carol Sommerstein Morganthal and Marcy Weingart Rosenzweig, as well as four sisters from PLP’s first pledge class. It was an amazing experience to meet two special sisters who never realized what they helped to start back in Oswego in the spring of 1959. Sisterhood truly transcends all ages.

Carol Sommerstein Morganthal and Marcy Weingart Rosenzweig

After the luncheon, many sisters returned to the hotel for an after party where sisters continued to share stories, experiences and reminisce, sharing pledge books, memorabilia and song from all ages.

      This regional reunion was the vision of Leona Stone Scott who did a wonderful job of making all the plans for our showcase luncheon event and coordinating her reunion committee: Bonnie Love, Michelle Klinger-Wellner, Tricia Longo Gibbons, and Linda Villani Karp.

A good time was had by all. There was talk of organizing another Florida reunion for next winter, so stay tuned all you Florida residents, Snowbirds, and escapees from winter weather.

The PLPAA supports regional reunions. If you would like to organize a reunion in your area, contact Bonnie Love, PLPAA president, for more information and our Reunion in a box program.