Dinner with 12 Sisters

The Sorority is exploring new and exciting ways for alumnae to interact with sisters and re-engage with Gamma Phi Beta that align with our alumnae engagement philosophy.

Dinner with 12 Sisters is a one-night, low-pressure, sisterhood-bonding experience that will allow you to meet and connect with sisters in your local community over a meal. Your only commitment is to arrive at dinner at the specified time and have a great night with sisters celebrating our True and Constant sisterhood!

There is a fee associated with the event that covers the cost of your meal; any purchase of alcohol for the event is excluded. All events cost $35 to attend, except for New York City and San Francisco which are $50. Please note that Seattle is a brunch, not a dinner.

Read more about our scheduled dinners below and reserve your seat at the table today! 

Event Information

Open Events

Dallas
Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. CT
The Porch
2912 N. Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Valerie Hall (Oklahoma) was looking for a location that would allow her to be closer to home and work in higher education. Everything aligned for her to move to Dallas, when she accepted a job with Delta Delta Delta Sorority overseeing their chapter development consultants and establishing new chapters. She loves all that Dallas has to offer in food, arts and culture and city life.

In her free time, Val loves to explore art museums, go to musicals, work out at Pure Barre, travel to new places and National Parks. She just finished visiting all 50 states and 43 out of 61 National Parks!

Why is Valerie hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I am excited to host because I love meeting new people, especially Gamma Phi Betas. I believe in the power of Sorority and the impact it can have on women no matter our life stage. I think it is important to connect as humans and this is a wonderful opportunity to do that!”

Tampa
Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. ET
Stonewood Grill
17050 Palm Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33647

Danielle McDonald (Miami-Florida) moved back to the Sunshine State eight years ago to work at the University of South Florida. As the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students to the University, Danielle works to mitigate barriers to student retention and degree completion. She provides strategic leadership for offices responsible for student advocacy, crisis intervention, community development and student engagement.

She is also the mother of a 15-year-old son with special needs and wife to her very patient husband of 23 years. She loves to read, dance, watch stand-up comedy shows and is learning how to finger knit. She is involved with Tampa history and culture as a member of a Gasparilla Krewe that volunteers with the Sheriff's Youth Ranch and other local philanthropic events and organizations.

Why is Danielle hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “Gamma Phi Beta continues to bring interesting, strong women into my life, and I look forward to widening that circle and giving back to the organization.”

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Atlanta
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Host’s Home – North Sandy Springs, GA
You will receive address information upon registering.

Kim Friese (Georgia) grew up in Stone Mountain Georgia, making her a native Atlantan. She has enjoyed a long career as a corporate meeting and event specialist, often travelling the globe for work. This year, she took the leap of faith and became an independent planner.

Having a more flexible schedule has allowed Kim to spend more time on her other passions: Gamma Phi Beta and dogs. She serves as the chapter advisor for the Delta Upsilon Chapter (Georgia) and volunteers with Atlanta Boxer Rescue and Atlanta Rescue Dog Café. Additionally, she and her dog are a certified therapy dog team and they enjoy bringing joy and smiles to others.

Why is Kim hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “Alumnae connections are so important in my life. I enjoy meeting new sisters and making new connections.”

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Boston
Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 6 p.m. ET
Gaslight Brasserie
560 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Born and raised in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Maribeth Flakes (Bridgewater State) currently serves as the director of Student Engagement at Babson College. In her role, she plans and executes undergraduate student orientation, advises the Student Government Association and supervises a team of student affairs professionals. This summer she even had the good fortune of hiring a Gamma Phi Beta!

In her free time, Maribeth serves as co-chair to the Belonging and Inclusion Task Force for Gamma Phi Beta, sits on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Greek Leadership Association and is a member of the Parent-Teacher Organization for her kindergartner’s elementary school.

Why is Maribeth hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “Boston is a city rich in history for our country and in Gamma Phi Beta. There are tons of alumnae from all over in the Boston area and I am excited to have a great reason to get out in the middle of winter and warm up with conversations with sisters.”

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Chicago
Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 4 p.m. CT
Host’s Home – Portage Park neighborhood, Chicago
You will receive 
address information upon registering. 

Jennifer Moeller (Missouri-Columbia) has been in Chicago for many years and loves taking full advantage of all the city has to offer. On top of the ease of access to new places with two airports nearby, Jen loves live theater and events to discover and understand different cultures and points of view. In her free time, she likes to cook, travel, read and garden. She is even a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener! Jen is also a former Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Trustee and currently serves on their Public Relations and Marketing committee.

In her professional life, she is a healthcare and professional services marketing executive, having learned much about experience design, member engagement and digital and marketing strategy from a wide variety of industries. Jen has worked with health insurance providers and hospitals, theaters and pet food and wellness and loyalty platforms.

Why is Jennifer hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I love hosting parties with food that is made from the heart and getting to know new people and how their experiences brought them to this place at this time.”

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Denver
Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. MT
Carmine’s on Penn
92 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80209

After graduating from college, Samantha Keltner (Northern Iowa) traded in Iowa’s corn fields for Colorado mountains once she began working for Gamma Phi Beta as a collegiate leadership consultant. While she moved away for graduate school and other opportunities, she returned to the Mile High City and currently works for Gamma Phi Beta’s International Headquarters as the chief experience officer.

When Sam isn’t brainstorming about how to improve the member experience, you can catch her going to one of Denver’s many concert venues, trying new restaurants or traveling with friends.

Why is Sam hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I'm excited about the opportunity to connect with other Gamma Phi Betas in a purely social capacity. I often get to volunteer or work with members in my professional capacity and the chance to spend time together solely focused on celebrating sisterhood is such a delightful opportunity!”

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Houston
Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 6 p.m. CT
Host’s Home – Houston West Side, Memorial/Gessner
You will receive address information upon registering.

Linda Johnson (Vanderbilt) came to Houston after traveling as a collegiate leadership consultant for Gamma Phi Beta. After a 10-year career in oil and gas financial planning, she became a full-time volunteer serving in parent-teacher associations, her church and Gamma Phi Beta. Now, Linda is also planning medical mission trips to Guatemala.

Outside of volunteering, Linda enjoys travelling and reading. She is even a member of two different book clubs!

Why is Linda hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I always enjoy spending time with sisters that I am meeting for the first time or sisters that I may know well already.”

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Los Angeles - Pasadena
Friday, February 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. PT
San Gabriel Country Club
350 E. Hermosa Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775

Jennifer Chuang (Berkeley) grew up in La Crescenta, just west of Pasadena, and moved back to the area after living in the Bay Area for over 10 years. She is the owner and director of a preschool and early childhood education center in Montebello, California, and sometimes lectures for the early childhood program at Cal State L.A. (Charter College).

In addition to volunteering with Gamma Phi Beta, Jen volunteers heavily with the parent-teacher associations of San Marino Schools. She is a trustee for the San Marino Schools Foundation and sits on the Academic Advisory Committee for the San Marino Unified School District.

Outside of schools, Jen is a Patroness for the San Marino Area Chapter of National Charity League and runs the chapter-owned thrift store in Alhambra called Main Street Attraction. She is also the Vice Chair of the Pasadena Child Health Foundation and sits on the Blue Ribbon Committee of the City of San Marino, supporting the City's Recreation Department. In her free time, she loves to golf and serves as this year's assistant captain for the San Gabriel Country Club's Women's golf team.

Why is Jen hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I consider my membership in Gamma Phi Beta to be one of the most important things I have ever done in my life. I cannot think of a more worthwhile activity than hosting an event to meet local sisters and connecting us to the Sorority, our local chapter and to each other.”

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New York City
Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET
Restaurant in Manhattan
Host will confirm once restaurants begin taking reservations for February.

After dreaming of moving to New York City since she was 12, Kate Scott (Boston) found her way to the Big Apple after graduating from college. Kate currently oversees the in-house marketing agency of one the nation's largest homebuilders, working closely with creatives and media experts to produce regional and national campaigns.

When she's not working, Kate loves walks in Central Park with her dog Maddie, catching up on her favorite podcasts and finishing a book from her ever-growing pile.

Why is Kate hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I'm very excited to host a Dinner with 12 Sisters, especially in New York, because as such a huge city, it can be hard to find and connect with like-minded women. Having a common bond like Gamma Phi Beta is the perfect way to bring together those of us who have come to this city from so many different backgrounds and meet new friends.”

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New York City
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Irvington
201 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003 

After living in Montreal and Toronto for eight years, Miriam “Mir” Martz (McGill) decided it was time to return to the United States. She chose New York City because of the amazing career opportunities and because her parents' families had roots in the city. She currently works as a merchandise planner for Estee Lauder.

When she is not working, you can find Mir taking barre and yoga classes and, just recently, learning how to sew. Mir has even made a few clothing items with her newfound talent!

Why is Mir hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “When I lived in Toronto, the sisters there did an amazing job of staying active as an alumnae community and I would love to see some of that same spirit in New York City.”

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San Diego
Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. PT
Host’s Home – Del Mar, CA
You will receive address information upon registering.

Cinda K. Lucas (Southern California) moved to San Diego while her husband attended law school. She fell in love with the area and has been there ever since! Currently, Cinda serves as the founder and president of InSync Academy, a training and life-coaching company for college students. In her career, she has served as a vice president of Hang Ten International, corporate director of Licensing and Sponsor Programs for Sea World and co-founded Lucas Enterprises, a marketing, licensing and strategic planning firm.

In her free time, Cinda serves on many boards, including the president of the University of Southern California Trojan League of San Diego County, the University of California-San Diego Cancer Center Board and the San Diego Musical Theater Board. When she is not serving these groups, she enjoys reading books and watching musical theater.

Why is Cinda hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I enjoy getting to know local sisters and sharing good times with them.”

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San Francisco
Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. PT
Balboa Café
3199 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Elizabeth Wilson (Sacramento State) has made her home in San Francisco for the past eight years and loves to venture around the city. She currently works as a professional services marketing professional for a law firm. In her role, she works to market the firm at events and in the industry.

When she isn’t hosting a booth for her job, you can find her scooting around the city, wine tasting, reading, traveling or enjoying a picnic in one of the city’s beautiful parks! She is also an alumna member of the Spinsters of SF organization, where she works to plan gatherings with other women in the city.

Why is Elizabeth hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I always love the opportunity to meet new sisters!”

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Seattle
Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 11 a.m. PT
Host’s Home – Capital Hill neighborhood, Seattle
You will receive address information upon registering.

Shauna Wilson (Washington State) moved to Seattle with her husband, Kevin and beagle, Linus. Before relocating, she created mission-fit, brand aligned programs at The Henry Ford, including 20 major exhibition launches, Maker Faire Detroit and Rosa Parks National Day of Courage. Under her leadership, the organization gained national recognition for the NFL commissioner’s party during Super Bowl XL, the World Series Gala for the Detroit Tigers and the Emmy Award-winning television series, “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” which airs on CBS nationally.

Now living in Seattle, she volunteers at Art with Heart and Noel House. For fun, she took a pickling class seven years ago and can just about pickle or ferment anything now! Her current learning adventure finds her in a sewing class trying to make a pair of jeans (she just hopes she can fit into them when she’s done!).

Why is Shauna hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “Why not?! Though, I am hosting a Brunch with 12 Sisters – it will be great either way!”

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Washington D.C.
Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET
The Hamilton
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20005 

Holly Roberts (Oklahoma) is an Oklahoma girl who has a hard time sitting still! She’s lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and China before landing in Washington D.C. She’s been in the D.C. area for five years now and loves the heartbeat of the city.

Holly currently works as a strategic communications consultant and has experience supporting various government agencies. She also teaches at the University of Maryland and serves as the recruitment team leader-special support for Gamma Phi Beta. In addition to her work and Gamma Phi Beta interests, Holly enjoys traveling, spending time with her fur baby, Boston, listening to true-crime podcasts, and reading creepy books that keep her up at night.

Why is Holly excited to host a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I can’t wait to host Dinner with 12 Sisters and meet sisters living in the area! Even though we all may have had different collegiate experiences, we are all part of a True and Constant sisterhood, and we’re living in the best city around!”

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Washington D.C.
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. ET
Teddy & The Bully Bar
1200 19th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Originally from a very small town, Jordan Bryan (Virginia Tech) moved to Northern Virginia to pursue a full-time job. The area was daunting at first, but she leaned heavily on opportunities to become part of a community. While she is still trying to determine what her dream job is, she is currently a content marketing manager, where she fills her days with writing and creating material for business leaders.

Outside of work, Jordan serves on the board for the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta and looks for ways to be connected to our Sorority. She stays busy by having what she calls “foodie nights,” volunteering at a local domestic violence and family homelessness shelter or taking a spin class.

Why is Jordan hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters? “I love exploring the area for the best restaurants, whether that be because of the venue, the food, the drinks or the atmosphere. I also am deeply appreciative of the community that Gamma Phi Beta has created for me and want to continue to grow that for myself and others.”

Hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters

Would you like to host a dinner next year? We are looking for hosts for the next round of Dinner with 12 Sisters and hope that you are a fit. Use the following form so that we can get your table ready!

Hosts are responsible for planning and coordinating the entire evening. Expenses for food and light décor will be reimbursed to the hosts (from the registration fees collected). Alcohol purchases will not be reimbursed, so hosts can either provide alcohol at their own expense, ask members to bring alcohol or have members pay their own alcohol tabs at a restaurant. 

We are looking forward to learning about your interest in hosting a Dinner with 12 Sisters!

Join the Waitlist

Did your event location sell out before you could reserve a seat? We encourage you to join the waitlist and our Alumnae Engagment Manager Natalie Pearson will contact you if a seat opens in your area.

Completing this form also us allows to gauge interest in your area and can help us in planning for future events.