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Posted On: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 08:00 AM, by Christine Collins Clymer
Christine Clymer
Tau/Northwestern PAS
With our brand "Leading Women," Kappa Alpha Theta is represented by a hardworking yet quiet group of women, the permanent alumnae secretaries, or PASes. As a PAS, I volunteer to keep the records of a specific chapter current by finding lost members and maintaining the existing member roll. Myself and the other PASes—one for each of our chapters—work diligently to keep our chapters connected with alumnae, Theta headquarters, and local alumnae chapters. The age of the Internet has made this job much easier to accomplish.

PASes are the "Nancy Drew"s of each chapter. I seek and find members that Theta headquarters considers "missing," meaning that there is no longer a good working address for them. When I began this position 15 years ago, the job was done solely via mail and phone calls. If someone was abroad, she was difficult to track down. I just had to hope she reconnected if she returned to the States. With 21st century technology, I can now connect domestically and globally in the blink an eye. It has truly transformed how fast searching for someone can be done.

I use many search engines, social media sites, and school databases to find my "missing" Thetas. One of my best techniques has been emailing each new member class, going back from the 1970s to present. It is a great idea provided by another PAS and has worked well. Asking other Thetas has also been a terrific way to find missing members and a wonderful way to chat with alumnae from all around the globe. Just by spending a few hours each month, I am able to update my database with new facts on lost members or update details on current members. It is truly rewarding when, upon reconnecting with a Theta, she tells you that she was glad to be found!

Since my initiation 30 years ago at Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State, serving as an advisor at two other chapters, and now as Tau/Northwestern's PAS, I have been enriched by being a part of Kappa Alpha Theta. I am honored to be Life Loyal to Theta and hope that others will look fondly on their years with the Fraternity. Alumnae can always update any data on Theta's website and stay connected to the Fraternity.

Christine Collins Clymer, Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State, serves as the permanent alumnae secretary for Tau/Northwestern.

Posted On: Monday, December 12, 2011 03:30 PM, by Kristi Tucker
Kristi Tucker is affinity program manager at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.
This past week, I had dinner with one of my closest sisters. As we reminisced about our Greek experience—formals, recruitment, sisterhood events—I couldn't help but think of how many great memories we have! We both graduated a few years ago, but it felt like we had a lifetime of stories to tell. I can only imagine the stories we will have in 20, 30 or even 50 years from now about our sorority and sisters.

This December the headquarters staff will send recognition pins to those Thetas who are celebrating 50- and 75-year anniversaries. I hope they will be flooded with tons of wonderful Theta memories upon receiving their pins.

Have you ever received a 50- or 75-year pin? Let us know by leaving a message in the comments section.

Congratulations 50- and 75-year Thetas!

Kristi Tucker is affinity program manager at Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.