Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Miss Erskine 2013!

On April 6, the Athenians hosted the Miss Erskine 2013 Pageant in Lesesne.  This year's theme was "April in Paris."  The stage was dominated by a huge Eiffel Tower that emphasized the theme.  All of the proceeds went to Relay for Life.  We raised almost $800!  Five of our girls were in the pageant, and they looked beautiful!  As the chair of the special events committee, Meghan Matthews orchestrated the event and won second runner-up in the pageant!  We were so excited to have Ali Rogers, Miss SC and the first runner-up to Miss America, join us for the pageant.  She acted as a guest judge and showed off her talent on the piano for the crowd.  It was a stressful event, but it turned out to be very successful.  This pageant was a great way for the Athenians to display our love for service projects in the Erskine community.         

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring Retreat!

The Athenians have a lot of big plans for the spring semester! We started off the semester with a two part retreat weekend. On Friday night, we got together and enjoyed yummy appetizers and desserts together. It was a really chill activity, and it was a good chance to spend some time together before the craziness of rush started. On Saturday, the Athenians headed to Greenville to paint some pottery. We just got the coffee mugs back this weekend, and they all turned out really cute! Sunday marked the beginning of our spring rush, and the theme is famous pop stars. We have five great girls rushing, and they did an awesome job at big hair night last night. We're so excited to get to know these girls more as rush continues. I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Semester!

Hi Sisters!
I hope everyone has been loving the beautiful fall weather!  The Athenians have been very busy this semester.  In October, we worked at Covenant Way Retirement Center as waitresses.  The theme was Oktoberfest, and we had a lot of fun helping out.  We also had our fall retreat in October.  We showed off our outdoorsy sides by building a bonfire and making yummy s'mores outside. :)  At the end of October, we held our annual pancake breakfast during homecoming week.  This was a fun event that gave us the chance to raise some money for the society.  Our homecoming theme this year was the 90's, so we made a Spice Girls-themed float for the homecoming parade on Saturday.  It was tons of fun riding down Main Street with "Wannabe" blasting.  We even won a prize because everyone loved our float so much!  Last week was Halloween, so we held our Haunted Halls in the Hangar.  We dressed up as Stepford wives and had a great time trying to scare people.  We just completed  Bid Week, and we're so excited to have three amazing girls rushing this semester. :) Hopefully we'll have three new sisters in two weeks!
I hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Spring, Sisters!
It feels like this semester just started, but it is already springtime here at Erskine!  The Athenians have already done some really fun things.  In February, we had a Mardi Gras-themed pancake breakfast fundraiser!  We sold green and purple pancakes in Watkins.  It was really fun, and we raised a lot of money!  A few weeks ago, we put on our spring formal. The theme was "Arabian Nights," and it was a really great night!  I hope everyone's spring has gotten off to a great start and can't wait to see everyone at Alumni Day in April!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Christmas 2011

Hello butterflies!
The Athenians started off the Christmas season with a visit to Covenant Way in Due West.  We visited with the residents and sang Christmas carols to get into the holiday spirit.  The residents were so sweet and a blast to sing with. :)  Before exam week, all of the sisters gathered for a festive Christmas party in Robinson lobby.  We exchanged Secret Sister and Dirty Santa gifts.  We also had a visit from Santa himself! It was a great way to relax before the stress of exam week began.  2011 was an amazing year to be an Athenian, and we can't wait to make our sisters even more proud in 2012! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Rush 2011- It's a Safari!

Hello Sisters!
The semester so far has been full of exciting Athenian events! Our Fall Retreat was last Friday. We all went to El Q. and made crafts in Watkins. It was a great time of sister bonding. :) We also hosted Bingo Night a few weeks ago. We raised alot of money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and had a great time doing it! We just finished rush last Thursday. The theme was safari, and it was definitely wild! We're excited to welcome Kat Mulzer, Hannah Oates, Ellie Jacks, Kasi Benskin, and Katie Busbee into the society. These girls gave their all during rush, and we're so pumped to call them sisters! Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Be looking for a new blog next month. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oh, Some Stuff I forgot!

We went roller skating in Greenwood for our spring retreat! One of the sketchiest places in town!! 7 year olds making out in the corners, and some guys dressed like they were trying to be "gangsta" with some dance moves. They were actually good but the fact that they thought they were all that was so funny, I was embarrassed for the. Oh, and did I mention one of them was a gray haired!! Probably in his mid 40s maybe 50s! Ha Ha. We also had our formal at this really pretty old house that made me feel like I was living in a fairy tale!! Ok, bye for real this time... I think.