The History of the Brevard County, Florida, Alumnae Club
The Brevard County, Florida, Alumnae Club supports its members in many ways, which include giving monetary gifts, donating furnishings and clothing, transporting sisters to appointments, hosting special parties for "benchmark birthdays" and other special life events and companionship during medical illnesses and hospital stays. The club also takes many road trips to visit the collegians of Florida Epsilon at University of Central Florida and of Florida Delta at University of Florida, especially for Founders' Day and Florida Zeta’s first initiation ceremonies. The club members are known as a very friendly and involved group, and in 2016 the club’s membership had almost doubled from Fall, 2010.
The club was able to participate in the Fraternity Day of Service 500 book giveaway from 2009 – 2016. The club also played a role in the creation, restoration and decoration of The Pi Beta Phi Children's Room at The Brevard Rescue Mission's Julia's House in 2015. Annual donations from the Pi Beta Phi table at the "Women Who Care, Share Luncheon" have exceeded $1,000 yearly from 2014 to present, and they also give to the Dr. Seuss Literacy Party at The Brevard Rescue Mission, which was held annually from 2012 to 2015. The "Santa's Secret Workshop" for children at The Brevard Rescue Mission from 2013 to 2015 has been a favorite activity of the club’s members, as has participating in the Champions Are Readers® (CAR) Reading Tutorial Program from 2013 to 2015.
Awards and Club Recognition
- Club of Excellence (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Excellence in Communication (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award
- Stacie Long Glavas (nominee)
- Stacia Long Glavas, Founder, CEO of Brevard Rescue Missions; Woman of the Year Award for Brevard County
- Linda Wise, Founder/Owner of Tropical Realty
- Nancy Cobun Clew, Founded the Space Coast and Florida Flute Associations; Past President of Brevard Music Teachers Association
- Susan Schlatter Cheshire - Past Director of American Heart Association; Co-founder, Past President of Melbourne Zonita Club; Founded East Coast of Florida National Association of Investors, Former Executive Vice President of Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce