Alumnae Club of Savannah 
2017 Letters from our new Co-Presidents Chris Anders and Beth Holmquist

Dear Savannah Pi Phis,

We hope you are having a good summer! Beth Holmquist and I will be your Co-Presidents this year. Beth attended our Pi Phi National Convention in St. Louis this June, where we celebrated our 150th year. You can read about Beth’s news and observations here. 

This week we had our 2nd Board meeting of the summer and we have begun to plan for a great slate of activities. Allison Smith, our Vice-President-Social, is in charge of planning our events. She is already working on some wonderful programs!

Our first event of the year will be earlier than usual. On Thursday, September 21 we will be going to the Mighty Eighth Museum near Pooler. This was the trip planned for last year when Hurricane Matthew forced us to cancel. We will have a special tour and lunch. Please check our calendar for details and payment information.

The following month we will have a trip to Beaufort on Sunday, October 29. We will be enjoying a unique culinary experience while touring five fabulous homes. Once again, check our calendar for details.

We will be having our annual Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 7. Sandy Ramstad has generously offered her home and Becky Lowell will co-host. Invitations will be sent at a later date.

We had 62 paid members last year we hope to continue to grow. Our dues are $45 ($35 National and $10 local). Many of you are generous and include a little extra to help pay for additional expenses. Please send your dues and your check for the 1st event to our Treasurer, Sue Souls. The deadline for submitting dues this year is October 15 in order to get our National dues in on time. The form with Sue’s address is online here 

Our National Pi Phi philanthropy is the “Read, Lead and Achieve” initiative. We will continue to donate books at our Christmas luncheon as we have for many years. Some of our members volunteer to read at local schools in early March for the celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Patty Koch will be our chairman this year and more information will be forthcoming. 

Please let us know if you have news or concerns about any of our members that should be shared. We have a “Sunshine” page on our website where our thoughts can be shared.

And please, when you have a chance visit our website for news and updates. Many thanks to Andrea Felkins, who is continuing to maintain the website and our Directory. She is doing an outstanding job! Go to: www.PiPhiSavannah.ORG.

We both send thanks to all our officers: Sue Souls, Treasurer, who is keeping our finances in tip-top shape while collecting all our many checks; Ellen Atkins, Secretary, who will continue to make and send our lovely luncheon invitations, mail our newsletters and keep those pesky minutes of our meetings,  Allison Smith, Vice-President, whose programs will kick-off our new year!

We are looking forward to seeing you all in the coming months as we share our sisterhood in Pi Beta Phi! The Savannah Alumnae Club is ever evolving as a special organization.

In Wine and Silver Blue,
Chris Anders 912-598-8247 ( 
Beth Holmquist 248-420-3929 (

Please make a note of this new address to be sure it doesn't go into SPAM: will be notes from our officers.  

New in the area and looking for information?  Email us with your information and we will reach out! 


Hello Pi Phis!
I had such a rewarding experience as your delegate at Convention in St. Louis this summer. I met many impressive collegians and dedicated alums, relived an initiation, participated in a cookie shine for 1300, brought back some new ideas for our club, celebrated Pi Phi’s 150th birthday and helped distribute 40,000 books to local teachers and organizations. There were few legislative changes but the titles Treasurer and Secretary were changed to VP of Finance and VP of Communications. The Savannah Club received two awards, one for Club of Outstanding Performance and the other was the Spirit Award given for supporting Fraternity initiatives, improvement in membership and/or programming and demonstrating Pi Phi spirit, unity, and an overall positive attitude. We should be very proud. I look forward to helping implement some of the great ideas I learned at Convention. Double click here to add text.