Grand Vice President Nina Harris Allen, Illinois Beta
Installation of Nevada Alpha
A delegation of nine Pi Phis from Stanford University, California Alpha, came to help with the installation of the local Delta Rho sorority. The installing officer was Grand Vice President Nina Harris Allen, who was assisted by Historian Daisy Davis Carney and Treasure Ellis McClymonds, Eta Province President. A “get acquainted” party took place at the home of Myrtle Ziemer Hawkins, Colorado Alpha. A Cookie Shine took place after the Pledging Ceremony.
According to a report in March 1916 The Arrow, “The services of initiation and installation held on Saturday afternoon were concluded with a banquet at the Riverside Hotel. All visiting Pi Phis were the guests of the newly installed chapter. Mrs. Allen presided, and between courses read a number of telegrams of congratulations. Toasts were given by Della Boyd, a charter member of Delta Rho and now president of the Nevada Alumnae Club, Ruth Pyle, president of the active chapter, Mrs. Carney, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. McClymons, Mrs. Randall and Mrs. West. The women from both California chapters gave short talks and Catherine Woolsey, in her inimitable manner, led the singing of fraternity and college songs. Later guests enjoyed dancing on the veranda.
The following day the Pi Phi visitors were taken on a long automobile trip into the hills. It was the first time some of the California girls had ever seen snow and they thoroughly enjoyed the novel experience of snowballing. A generous supply of fruit and cookies had been provided by the thoughtful hostesses and, as members changed traveling companions frequently, it was a delightful way to become acquainted. Miss Brown, Dean of Women, accompanied us and plans were made for the tea, which she gave the next day in her parlor at Manzanita Hall to the members of Tri Delta and Pi Beta Phi.”