Frequently Asked Questions

What am I signing up for?
By registering and paying for a Dinner with 12 Sisters, you are committing to spend two to three hours with other Gamma Phi Beta members with the intention to get to know other women who share our True and Constant sisterhood in your area. This is not a long-term commitment – just an evening of fun and sisterhood!

What does my registration fee cover?
Your registration fee covers the cost of your meal and any non-alcoholic beverages purchased at the event. If the event is held in a host’s home, they may provide alcohol or ask guests to bring something to share. If hosting at a restaurant, attendees have the option to split the cost of alcohol or pay individually.

Hosts have chosen options where most meals are priced so that attendee will not have to cover costs of food or non-alcoholic beverages at the event. When ordering, please understand this and try not to order meals over the threshold of what you paid to register.

I registered but can no longer attend. What should I do?
Email Alumnae Engagement Manager Carrie Loveless immediately so that we can invite other members to join from the waitlist. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Do I have to pay my international alumnae dues to attend?
No, you do not have to pay your international alumnae dues to attend this event, though there is an option on the registration form to do so.

Is this a fundraising event?
No, Dinner with 12 Sisters is not a fundraising event. The goal of this evening is to bring together sisters from all backgrounds for an evening of socializing, support and sisterhood!

What do I wear to the dinner?
Most dinners are casual or snappy casual (no jeans). Hosts will provide more information to those registered closer to the event date.

Will my food allergies and dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Food allergies and dietary restrictions provided on an attendee’s registration form will be accommodated to the best of the host’s abilities. Allergy information will be provided to the vendors, but we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur, depending on where the food is being prepared. We encourage you to visit the restaurant’s website in your city to determine if their menu has accommodations.

Dinners hosted in a home may be catered by a restaurant or catering company. Hosts will ensure that there are options for individuals with food allergies or dietary restrictions but cannot guarantee that items will not come into contact with others while being prepared.

Do participants and hosts have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate? 
Yes, both participants and hosts are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Dinner with 12 Sisters event.  

What is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19? 
Per CDC guidelines, those who are fully vaccinated have received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot. 

I’m not vaccinated against COVID-19. How can I participate in alumnae engagement events? 
We encourage those that are unvaccinated to take part in our upcoming Confident Women of Character Series. This event is available in a virtual format to all international alumnae dues payers and Life Loyal members.

Why is Gamma Phi Beta requiring participants and hosts to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate?
We are continually evaluating CDC Guidance to ensure we are prioritizing the health and wellness of our members. Based on that guidance, vaccines are the best way to reduce risk for our members until we are certain that larger gatherings do not exponentially increase the chance of our members contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

How can I host a dinner next year?
We’d love to have you host! Please complete this form, and we will reach out before the next round of planning for our Dinner with 12 Sisters events.

My event is sold out – what do I do?
If your event is sold out, please join the waitlist! We will contact members in the order that their name appears on the waitlist. Completing this form also us allows to gauge interest in your area and can help us in planning for future events.