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Posted On: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 07:27 AM, by Laura Kassenbrock Stelsel
10-year volunteer charm
Last week, fellow Assistant Director of Alumnae Engagement Kristi Tucker was busy preparing volunteer charms for our members celebrating five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service to Kappa Alpha Theta (see the list!).

As I read through the 39 names, I realized that I've worked directly with so many of these women—college district directors, permanent alumnae secretaries, former and current Grand Council members—and it made me proud to see how far they've come in their Theta volunteering journey.

For example, Fraternity President Laura Doerre is celebrating 10 years of service this year, but she certainly didn't start there. Her volunteer tenure began as an officer with her Houston NW Alumnae Chapter. And each year, she climbed the Theta ladder to the highest volunteer position.

As I thought about her trajectory, and those of the other women on the list, I began to think about our future. About your future. Have you ever thought about giving back to the Fraternity? What skills and talents could you share with us?

It doesn't take any time to get started, so complete a Volunteer Interest Indicator today (login required). And maybe in 10 years, we too will ask, "How did she get her start?"

International and district officers, committee chairmen, and PASes are eligible for volunteer charms.

Laura Kassenbrock Stelsel, Gamma/Butler, is an assistant director of alumnae engagement at Fraternity headquarters. Her focus is on volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition.


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