Muncie, Indiana, Alumnae Club

Charter date: 1/1/1949

The History of the Muncie, Indiana, Alumnae Club

The Muncie Alumnae Club was founded and chartered in 1949. The members were very instrumental in paving the way for the Gamma Gamma local sorority to become Pi Beta Phi in 1952. There are a few current club members who were charter members of this chapter. The club membership consists of twenty-eight paid active members and five associate members who pay dues but do not participate in the club’s meetings.

The club has experienced the normal transitions through the years. During the 1970s and 1980s, club members were very involved in fundraisers, such as making wooden spice plaques, crafting leaded glass ornaments and selling candles. For years they also sold items from Arrowmont. The club’s current fundraiser is selling “world-famous” Abbotts caramels; over 100 pounds are sold each year!

The Muncie, Indiana, Alumnae Club has six meetings a year, each with a different theme: September is the Salad Carry; November is Greek Fest; December is a Holiday Brunch in a member's home; January is a get-together; March is a movie and lunch outing; and April is the Founders' Day meeting with the chapter.

Notable Alumnae

  • Lucy Baker Warner, Grand Council member
  • Emily Wallace, Alumnae Province President
  • Mary Ann Olinger, Province President 1971-1975; National Director of Alumnae Advisory Committee 1975- 1976;National Director of Extension 1976-1979
  • Julie Simmons, 500 Festival Queen​