This past summer, several of our sisters travelled to the Painted Turtle Camp to volunteer. These members included Liz Skaife, Rachel Hucker, and Tami Williams. They were able to create some amazing memories and make a difference for hundreds of children. While Liz and Rachel each spend one week at the camp, Tami was fortunate enough to spend the entirety of her summer as a full-time counselor at the camp. During her time, she was able to experience some pretty incredible things and reflect back on Delta Zeta as a whole. She says, “It was the most amazing experience and I gained so much knowledge and appreciate for the life my body allows me to live. I brought home a newfound appreciation for my heath, as well as my sisters. The children I worked with found their forever friends at camp; to me, that mirrors my experience within Delta Zeta perfectly. I have noticed a stronger appreciation for our philanthropies from our entire chapter. I think Epsilon Kappa as a whole has reminded me that what we’re doing matters.”
Currently, we are planning for our large philanthropy events. Our new Vice President of Philanthropy, Heather Lemke, is doing a fantastic job bringing new ideas to the table. We are planning a Quarter Mile that we are currently fundraising for in our University Center every day and we will be having a Dance-athon in December! We are collecting donations in the form of quarters (but also accepting all other forms) and we will be donating all of those proceeds to our local philanthropies POTS and Women’s cancer. Our Dance-athon will be a competition to see who can dance the longest and potentially win prizes! All of the proceeds from this event will go towards Speech and Hearing.
Epsilon Kappa consists of an amazing group of women who all have something in common: their love for Delta Zeta. While there are 170 Delta Zeta chapters in the US and Canada, it in no way measures up the amount of personality and character we have in our chapter. Our actives are able to create real, genuine relationships with one another despite our flaws and differences. Our unique group of women bring something truly special to UW-Whitewater’s Greek community, and it is reflected on how our women present themselves throughout campus. While our sisterhood may have the same name at over 100 other schools, Epsilon Kappa is something that is truly special.
Our chapter truly exemplifies being “Truly DZ” is several aspects. We believe in supporting and being truly accepting and loving towards our sisters and all others. We define being “Truly DZ” through following our five pillars which we believe makes us better and stronger individuals. For example, we currently have the highest Greek GPA on our campus, which shows just how much we value our pillar of Scholarship. We do our best to live by these pillars, just as we do our creeds, making us Truly DZ.
PHOTOS ATTACHED BELOW:
1. Our new members (Fall 2018) pictured on Bid Day. Our theme was "Camp DZ".
2. Our Vice President of New Member Education, Sabrina Lloyd (left) and our President, Nicole Petersen (right) before our Ice Cream Social Recruitment event.
3. Our sister, Tami Williams, during her time at the Painted Turtle Camp this summer.