Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

February 28-29, 2020

On February 28-29, Omega welcomed sisters from 29 states, the District of Columbia and even one sister who came as far away as Germany to celebrate our Centennial in Austin, TX.


Friday Cocktail Party

We kicked off the weekend with a Friday cocktail party at the AT&T Center, just across University Avenue from the House. Over 300 sisters attended the event, where everyone had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The room featured an outdoor terrace with a lovely view of the Tower and guests were given commemorative mugs and koozies as gifts. There is no doubt that when this many Alpha Phis are put in a room together, the volume is loud. The sound of the cheer and laughter was absolutely contagious!

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Saturday Brunch at the Omega House:

Saturday’s Brunch at the House was attended by over 400 Omegas in a come-and-go fashion. Gabby and the kitchen staff prepared a delicious buffet that included Mrs. Erwin’s Puffy Egg Casserole and the infamous Pink Cake. An Omega cookbook, compiled from favorite House recipes, was given out to the Brunch attendees. After eating, sisters of all ages enjoyed walking through the House and looking at old scrapbooks and composite photos. Many friends posed for pictures in front of the special “100” balloons in front of the house.

Coincidentally, February 28th was designated by Alpha Phi International as its first-ever Day of Service. Not wanting to miss participating, Omega also hosted a Blood Drive with two blood collection vehicles outside the House during Brunch.

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Saturday Dinner Celebration:

Our final event of the weekend was Saturday evening’s Celebration Dinner, attended by 300 sisters at the AT&T Center, with 70 years of Omega history in the room– sisters from graduating classes as early as 1952 to current collegians graduating in 2023. 

The evening included proclamations from the Texas Governor, Texas Legislature and Alpha Phi International, a slide show featuring over 800 photographs sent in by alumnae showcasing special memories of their time at the Chapter, and a mirror wall photo booth. The evening concluded with a Loving Cup ceremony led by Alpha Phi International Executive Board member (and Omega aluma) Stacey Thulin Daniel. Wine glasses etched with the Centennial logo were at each place setting and were used for a final celebratory toast.

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A very special photo received after our Centennial Weekend: Eugenia Worley Schoch, 99 years young. She wasn’t able to join us during the weekend, but she was so happy to receive her event swag. Isn’t she fabulous? 


A special thank you goes out to the Centennial Committee for two years’ of hard work – it was well worth it as we came together and made new memories we will all cherish for years to come!



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