HAPA

Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

HOUSTON ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC FOUNDATION
(HAPF) PAST PRESIDENTS

Past Presidents

Candace Turner, Phi Mu, Cathy Coers Frank, Chi Omega, Pam Staples, Kappa Delta,
Lyn Flynt, Alpha Phi, Polly Kent, Chi Omega, Sue Brennig, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Kay Newman, Delta Gamma, Susan Banks, Gamma Phi Beta

 

         
  2014-16 Sandy Lewis
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Zeta Tau Alpha Sandy Lewis
  2013-14 Toni Post
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Delta Zeta Toni Post
  2011-13 Pam Jarrett (Mrs. Alan)
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Alpha Epsilon Phi Pam Jarrett
  2009-11 Polly Kent (Mrs. Joe)
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Chi Omega Kent
  2007-09 Susan Banks (Mrs. Paul G.) Gamma Phi Beta Susan Banks
  2005-07 Ann Epler (Mrs. John L., Jr.) Delta Delta Delta Ann Epler
  2004-05 Cathy Coers Frank (Mrs. Jay)
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Chi Omega Cathy Coers Frank
  2003-04 Judy Schudy (Mrs. George F.) Delta Delta Delta blank
  2002-03 Kay Newman (Mrs. B.A.)
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Delta Gamma Kay Newman
  2001-02 Sue Brennig (Mrs. Charles C., Jr.)
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Kappa Kappa Gamma Sue Brennig
  2000-01 Lyn Flynt (Mrs. Thomas Y., Jr.)
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Alpha Phi Lyn
  1998-00 Candace Turner (Mrs. Weems) Phi Mu Candace
  1997-98 Lisa Spieldenner (Mrs. Edward) Gamma Phi Beta Lisa S. 
  1996-97 Annette Gordon (Mrs. Daniel P.) Sigma Sigma Sigma blank
** 1995-96 Marilyn Lynch (Mrs. Joe F.)
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Kappa Alpha Theta Marilyn Lynch
** 1994-95 Margo Bould
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Kappa Alpha Theta Margo 
** 1993-94 Joyce Smith (Mrs. James H.) Chi Omega Joyce Smith 
  1991-93 Pam Staples
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Kappa Delta Pam Staples
  1990-91 Martha Hunt (Mrs. James R.)
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Zeta Tau Alpha Martha Hunt 
  1988-90 Kay Weed (Mrs. Thomas H.)
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Alpha Delta Pi Kay Weed 
  1987-88 Lyn Flynt (Mrs. Thomas Y., Jr.)
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Alpha Phi Lyn
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  Sue Rayburn Brennig, Kappa Kappa Gamma  
     
  Sue Brennig  
     
  HAPA President 1995-1996
HAPF President 2001-2002
Citation Member 1994
Honorary Board Member Emeritus 2004
 
     
 
A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sue attended Louisiana State University, acting as Kappa's Panhellenic Delegate from 1958-1960. 

She was a member of the London Panhellenic Association from 1964 through 1967, and served as Treasurer for the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association (the only panhellenic alumnae association in London at the time). 

Sue was elected President of the Houston Kappa Alumnae Association (1999-2000) and President of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston (2000-2001).  Beginning in 2001, Ms. Brennig has served on the National Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation as a member of the Development Committee.

Sue became active in HAPA in 1986 where she held the position of Second Vice President, followed by Recruitment Information Chair, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, First Vice President, President (1995-1996), and Parliamentarian/Nominating Chair. 

She has served on the Foundation Board as Secretary, President (2001-2002), and Advisor.  Her many HAPA honors include selection as a Citation Member in 1994, as Honorary Board Member in 1998, and Honorary Board Member Emeritus in 2004.

Currently, Ms. Brennig is a Trustee for the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation, serves as a Trustee for the Houston Junior Forum Endowment Fund Inc., and is a Eucharistic Minister at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
 
     
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Lyn (Eleanor) Horne Young Flynt, Alpha Phi  
     
  Lyn  
     
  HAPA President 1986-1987
HAPF President 1987-1988 and 2000-2001
Citation Member 1989
Honorary Board Member Emeritus 2000
 
     
 
Attending the University of Texas, Lyn joined Alpha Phi and has been a force ever since. She has held all offices in the Houston Alumnae Chapter, except Recording Secretary, and served twice as President (1972-1973 and 1997-1998).  On the national level for Alpha Phi, Lyn served as District Governor for six years, on the National Convention Committee twice, and on the National Nominating Committee.  In 2008, Lyn was awarded the Alpha Phi,
"Michaelanean Award", a national honor for outstanding service of an alumnae.

Lyn became active in HAPA in 1976 where she has chaired and co-chaired (some multiple times) numerous committees, including:  Bylaws, Community Service, Courtesy, Finance, Membership, Nominating, Programs, Publicity, Research & Education, Scholarship Selection, Social, and Ways & Means.  She has held all offices, except Recording Secretary, and served as HAPA President in 1986-1987. During her presidency, Lyn established the Style Show as part of the annual luncheon.  Lyn served as the first Luncheon Chairman and again as Co-Chairman of the luncheon in 2011.

Lyn's crowning achievement is the establishment of the HAP Foundation in 1987.  While HAPA was granting scholarships prior to this, Lyn's vision has taken the Foundation from awarding $2,500 in 1987, to giving as much as $50,500 in a single year.  Lyn had the idea for a Wine Tasting as a fundraiser for the Foundation, and along with many other volunteers, established the event as an annual affair.  She served as the Foundation's First President in 1987-1988, and again in 2000-2001. 

Lyn was named a Citation Member in 1989, an Honorary Board Member in 1994, and Honorary Board Member Emeritus in 2000.

In addition to HAPA and HAPF, Lyn is a longtime member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
, and helped to establish the "Prime Timers" senior group.  Her interests include books, painting, and bridge.  She has always loved being involved with her church, neighbors, and the community.  

Lyn serves as a community leader by participation in DAR, UDC, Colonial Dames of the XVIII, Magic Circle Rep. Women's Club, Texas Fed. of Rep. Women, Nat. Fed. of Rep. Women, Memorial Park Garden Club, Lamar High School Alumnae Association, and as a Houston Junior League Patron.

Lyn has represented Alpha Phi in HAPA continually in one capacity or another for 36 years. She plans to be involved for many more years, serving on committees, in other ways as needed, and as an Honorary Board Member Emeritus.
 
     
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  Cathy Coers Frank, Chi Omega  
     
  Cathy  
     
  HAPF President 2004-2005  
     
 
Cathy was initiated into the Psi Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Houston in 1979.  She served her chapter as assistant rush (now known as recruitment) chair and secretary.  "I always wanted to be the Panhellenic Delegate for XO, but the panhellenic meetings were on the same night as dance team practice," said Cathy.  So she's making up for that now!

Ms. Frank was dynamic on the UH campus as an undergraduate.  Her many memberships culminated in the "Outstanding Senior" award in 1980 at the University of Houston Spring Honors Convocation.

Cathy has been actively involved in HAPA and the HAP Foundation (HAPF) by holding numerous offices, chairing fundraisers, and chairing and serving on committees.  These include; Co-Chairman of the 2013 Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Co-Vice Chairman of the 2012 Luncheon, Scholarship Selection Chairman 2007-2008, Wine Tasting Chairman (for four consecutive years), Master of Ceremonies for the 2005 Luncheon, HAPF President 2004-2005, HAPF Recording Secretary, HAPF Corresponding Secretary, HAPF Trustee, Scholarship Selection Committee, Community Service Committee, Nominating Committee, and Wine Tasting Committee.

Cathy’s service as Program Chairman in 1998-1999 resulted in HAPA receiving a national award from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) for Outstanding Programming for a large alumnae association.  Ms. Frank is a longtime donor to HAPA and HAPF, supporting the Scholarship Program, as well as Reading is Fundamental.  In addition, Cathy donates funds to many other philanthropies through financial support to fundraisers hosted by other Houston alumnae groups.  Currently, she represents the Houston Chi Omega Alumnae Association as the HAPA Delegate.

Besides HAPA, Cathy has served the Houston Chi Omega Alumnae Association since 1988 - she has served as President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President, Chi Omega Kaleidoscope Chairman, Eleusinian Chairman, Secretary, and Night Owls Chairman.  Ms. Frank was selected as the Chi Omega Houston Alumnae Woman of the Year in 2006.  She also serves on the board for The Center Houston, which is Chi Omega's local philanthropy.

She has served her initiating chapter as the Panhellenic Advisor since 1981 and celebrated 30 years of service in 2011 at the Eleusinian Banquet.  Cathy was a two-time recipient of the Advisor of the Year award given by the UH Campus Activities Department.

Her other love is the University of Houston.  Cathy was a Radio/TV Film major, graduating in 1980.  Her most recent accomplishment is that of Frontier Fiesta Belle - she was singled out for her long-time contributions to the University of Houston, the Alumni Association, and the UH students.  Cathy received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the UH Alumni Association. This is the second highest honor the University of Houston Alumnae Association can bestow upon a member.

Cathy is a Past President of the UH Young Alumni League, the UH School of Communication Alumni Association, and Past Homecoming Chair for the UH Alumni Association.  She continues to serve on various boards and associations, including the UH Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Cathy is a long-time donor to the Spirit of Houston (Cougar Marching Band), the UH Moores School of Music, UH Libraries, and UH Athletics.

Cathy loves sports - she has season tickets for UH football, UH men's basketball and UH women's basketball. She's an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan – during football season you can find her every Sunday cheering on the Steelers from her living room.

Cathy, and her husband Jay, own Reunions by Class Act.  The company is the only full-time high school reunion planner in the Houston area.  Her hobbies are running, collecting antiques, and working out.
 
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  Martha Brannon Hunt, Zeta Tau Alpha  
     
  Martha Hunt  
     
  HAPF President 1990-1991
Citation Member 1989
 
     
 

Martha followed her degree at the University of Texas, Austin, with a short career as an advertising copywriter.  As a mostly full time homemaker, she has done free-lance writing for local publications.  Martha has been active in Bible study, on Young Life committees and the Houston Junior Forum.

She is a past-president of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Alumnae Association, and has served on the boards of Interface-Samaritan Counseling Center, Houston Panhellenic Alumnae Association, the Anna K. Chase Foundation, The Women’s Christian Home (now The Women’s Center), The Trees of Hope, Brazos Presbyterian Homes and Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville.

Currently she serves on the Houston board of Hope International and is involved with Freedom Place, a home for under-age girls trapped in the sex-trade.  She has been a Moderator of a Presbyterian Cursillo weekend retreat and is currently a teacher of the Fellowship Class at Grace Presbyterian Church.

Martha, a native Houstonian, is married to Jim Hunt, retired as founder and CEO of North American Mortgage Company.  He now devotes his time to several Christian non-profits, including Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary, Texas, and serves on the board of trustees of a local private bank.  He and Martha are both Elders of Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, where she has also recently been installed as a Deacon.

The best blessings in the Hunts’ life are their children:  John, who lives in Houston, and Kathy, who lives in Ft. Worth with her husband, Mark Paukune, and their two wonderful teenage children, Markham and Grace!
 
     
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  Pam S. Jarrett, Alpha Epsilon Phi  
     
  Pam Jarrett  
     
  HAPA President 2008-2009
HAPF President 2011-2012, 2012-2013
Citation Member 2009
 
     
 
Pam S. Jarrett is a native Houstonian who graduated from Bellaire High School in 1968 and headed to the University of Texas at Austin where she was initiated into Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority.  During her undergraduate years she served her sorority as the Panhellenic Delegate and rotated into the Secretary position on the University Panhellenic Council representing Alpha Epsilon Phi in 1970.

She carries a very special feeling for the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and the Foundation.  Since her sorority does not have an alumni group in the Houston area, Pam has served as an Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority individual member Delegate for over twenty years.  She remarks often that from the first meeting she attended she was surrounded by warmth and sisterhood.  The women of HAPA/HAPF are all passionate about their work for this organization.  They display extraordinary energy and they have a moral obligation to accomplish great deeds that serve large causes.  The year Pam served as HAPA President representing her sorority was a banner one for Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority for they were celebrating their 100th year.

Reflecting on her journey in leadership roles that led to her rotating into the HAPA Presidency/HAPF Presidency are as follows:  St. Francis Episcopal Day School PTO President (1985), St. John’s School Parent’s Club Presidency (1992-1993), Episcopal High School Garage Sale Chairman (1994), Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop Chairman (1997-1999), President of the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel (1999-2000), HAPA Community Service Chairmanship (2001-2003), HAPA Scholarship Selection Chairman (2003-2004), HAPA Historian (2004-2005), HAPA Treasurer (2006-2007), and HAPA First Vice President (2007-2008).

Following holding the office of HAPA President (2008-2009), Pam served as Parliamentarian/Nominating Committee Chairman (2009-2010), HAPA Recruitment Information Chairman (2010-2011), HAPA Bylaws Chairman (2011-2012), and HAPF President and Development Committee member (2011-2013).  Through these leadership roles Pam met the requirements to be considered a HAPA Citation Member and was honored by the HAPA membership to receive this award in 2009.

In 2010, Pam and her husband Alan, were selected as the Guests of Honor at the Annual HAPF Wine Tasting Event.  The Jarretts were joined by many friends and family members to celebrate the significant contributions they have made to Houston Panhellenic, as well as the Houston community.

Pam feels humbled by the innate gifts that power the ladies of HAPA/HAPF and how they have embraced an individual member like herself and encouraged her to serve as president in their organization; for they knew that they had to stand alongside becoming the heart and soul of an alumni group within an alumni group.

Recently, Pam served six years as a Trustee for the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation, as a HAPA Delegate representing Alpha Epsilon Phi, and for the third time as Community Service Chairman.  Pam will serve as an Advisor to the Foundation next year and continue in her role as HAPA Delegate representing Alpha Epsilon Phi.  In 2015, Pam was selected as a HAPA Honorary Board Member.
 
     
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  Polly Cox Kent, Chi Omega  
     
  Polly Kent  
     
  HAPF President 2009-2010, 2010-2011  
     
 
Polly was initiated into Chi Omega in 1966 as a member of the Rho Epsilon Chapter at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Upon graduation from TCU in 1969, she moved to Houston and in 1971 received a Masters Degree from the University of Houston.  Polly and her husband, Joe, remained in Houston throughout their careers in oil and gas and power generation.

She has been a long time member of the Chi Omega Alumnae Association of Houston.  Polly served in many capacities including President of the Alumnae during 2004-2005.  She was named Alumna of the Year in 2008.

Polly also served as President of the Chi Omega Mothers’ Club of Greater Houston during 2002-2003.  She was Philanthropic Chair and organized their 2004 Scholarship Luncheon.  Polly’s daughter, Kendra, was initiated into the Rho Chapter of Chi Omega at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2000.

She began her service to the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation in 2007 serving as Corresponding Secretary.  She served as Silent Auction Chair for the annual Wine Tasting Event in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.  She was Development Committee Co-Chair for 2008-2009 and served two terms as President of the Foundation from 2009-2011.

For Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association, HAPA, Polly has served as Chi Omega Delegate during 2011-2012 and 2012-2113.  Currently, she is Co-Chair Recruitment for 2013-2014.

Polly and Joe Kent live in Galveston, where they are active members of Moody Methodist Church.  Polly is Vendor Chairman for the church’s annual Seaside Treasure Festival, a two day bazaar held on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Also, Polly and Joe own and operate a mini-storage business on Galveston Island.
 
     
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  Sandy Shumate Lewis, Zeta Tau Alpha  
     
  Sandy Lewis  
     
  HAPF President 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Citation Member 2014
 
     
 
Sandy is a native Houstonian who was initiated into the Gamma Omega Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha while attending the University of Houston.  Being really motivated to finish her college degree, she completed her degree requirements in 3 years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Mathematics.  The summer of the graduation year was a busy time for her.  Within a few months time, she graduated from college, got married, and started her teaching career as a middle school Math teacher. 

She first joined Deer Park Independent School District and later relocated to the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District.  After 8 years of teaching, Sandy changed direction and worked briefly for a personnel agency, finding jobs for bookkeepers and accounting clerks. 

After a few more years, she changed directions again, becoming the Office Manager/Bookkeeper for her husband’s newly formed Commercial Real Estate firm.  As the company grew from 5 to over 30+ employees, and expanded to add a construction company and a property management company, Sandy got to retire when the company was sold after 15 years.

During the mid- 1990’s, Sandy began her active participation in the Houston Alumnae Association of Zeta Tau Alpha (HAA), serving in various capacities including being an advisor to the UH Gamma Omega chapter for Scholarship, Membership and “Rush”.  While her son, Chris, was a Sigma Chi at Texas A & M University, Sandy traveled to College Station each year during recruitment to assist the ZTA Theta Gamma chapter there.

Supporting HAA, Sandy remained on the board for over 15 years rotating in and out of most of the board officer positions.   She served as Zeta Tau Alpha Houston Alumnae President twice, the first term in 2000 -2001 and a second term in 2006-2007.  At the state convention in 2000, Sandy was honored to receive the Zeta Lady Award for outstanding service to the fraternity.  In 2005 she was again honored to receive the Certificate of Merit Award from the Zeta Tau Alpha National Office for years of support, dedication, and service to Zeta Tau Alpha.

Ms. Lewis became actively involved in Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association (HAPA) in 1999.   Since then, she has served several years on the HAPA board holding various positions including 2nd Vice President (twice), Social Chairman, Membership Chairman (twice), Scholarship Selection Vice Chairman, and Scholarship Selection Chairman in 2006. 

In 2010, Sandy was elected as a Trustee for the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation (HAPF).  As Trustee, she served as HAPF Treasurer (2011-2013) and Vice President (2013-2014).  For the term of 2014-2015, Sandy will be honored to serve as the HAPF President

The dedicated, hard working women of the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation have inspired and amazed her in their continuing quest to raise funds for scholarships for deserving Greek women.  The HAPF Mission Statement of helping young women in financial need rings true for all of these dedicated members.

Ms. Lewis and her family are actively involved with Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) in Seabrook, Texas.  On most weekends, they can be found on their boat or in their townhome there, enjoying family and friends on the water.  Sandy’s husband, Drew, is the 2004 Past Commodore of LYC, while Sandy is the 2003 past President of the LYC Ladies Association. 

They both enjoy traveling to join friends in Vail, Colorado most summers, extending their time there as long as they can, while also planning a second (or third) “large” vacation each year with a select group of friends who they travel with as much as possible.  So far those travels have taken them to many destinations including Italy, Greece, France, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Germany, Canada and Alaska, just to name a few.  Asia, Australia, Africa and New Zealand are on the futures list. 

What you may not know about Ms. Lewis…she holds an active Real Estate Salesman’s license, is a grandmother to two boys, married her college sweetheart, and was the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi while she and Drew (Sigma Chi) were at the University of Houston.  At the same time, Drew was Zeta Man.  Both her Zeta BIG SIS and LITTLE SIS were also Sweethearts of Sigma Chi…There was quite a dynasty going at the time!
 
 
     
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  Marilyn Chesher Lynch, Kappa Alpha Theta  
     
  Marilyn Lynch  
     
  HAPA President 1992-1993
HAPF President 1995-1996
Citation Member 1994
Honorary Board Member Emeritus 2002
 
     
 
As a Kappa Alpha Theta, Marilyn attended Texas Tech University, later graduating from Texas Christian University.

Ms. Lynch was an active alumnae member of Theta, serving as Houston Alumnae Chapter President and Chairman of the Theta Charities Antique Show.  Marilyn served as a District Officer for Theta for twenty years, working as Director of Alumnae Recruitment Personnel and National President of the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.  The Theta Foundation named a scholarship in her honor.

Marilyn became active in HAPA in the late 1980's and served as Delegate, Program Chairman, Research & Education Chairman, Treasurer, First Vice President, President (1992-1993), Foundation Trustee, Anna K. Chase Foundation President (1995-1996), and Citation Selection Chairman.  Marilyn was named a Citation Member in 1994, Honorary Board Member in 1996, and in 2002 was distinguished as an Honorary Board Member Emeritus.

During her Presidency, Marilyn and several other volunteers, working with the Spring Branch School District, established the "Reading is Fundamental" program at Spring Branch Elementary School.  For over twenty years, HAPA has helped fund the purchase of books that are given to needy students.  Volunteers donate their time to distribute the books, read to the children, and help the librarian, as needed.  Marilyn continued to be a passionate advocate for RIF.

Marilyn was a member of the Houston Junior Forum and served as the Sustainer President.  Marilyn worked with Junior Forum International as the JFI Expansion Chairman, helping to establish a new chapter called the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum in 1982.  She was also active in PEO (the Philanthropic Education Organization).

(CLICK HERE for Marilyn Lynch obituary)
 
     
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  Kay Morgenroth Newman, Delta Gamma  
     
  Kay Newman  
     
  HAPA President 1998-1999
HAPF President 2002-2003
Citation Member 1994
Honorary Board Member Emeritus 2009
 
     
 
Graduating from The University of Texas with a BBA degree and then earning a master’s degree from the University of Houston, Kay became a Delta Gamma, as an alumnae initiate, at Baylor University in 1979. 

She has been an active Delta Gamma alumnae member serving as  first vice president of Houston Delta Gamma Foundation and currently, and for many years, serving as an advisory trustee, as well as, a member of the  DG, Gamma Sigma House Corporation Board, University of Houston.  Kay has served in a number of positions, Houston Alumnae DG Chapter, receiving both the Stellar and Cable Awards. 

Kay started her involvement with HAPA in 1983 when she served as Courtesy Committee vice-chair and alternate delegate, and has never missed a year through the present time, serving either as an officer, committee chairman/ vice chairman/ member, or delegate. 

Highlights in those continuous years of service regarding offices and committee chairmen are:  Historian, Ways and Means (twice), Scholarship Selection, Courtesy, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Program, Reading is Fundamental, Treasurer, First Vice-President, President (1998-99), Parliamentarian, and Membership. 

During her HAPA presidency, the HAPA website was formed to further our collective educational and philanthropic missions.  Kay has served a number of years and currently is a Trustee on the HAPF (Foundation) Board, as Vice President (2001-02) and as President (2002-03).  She was named a Citation Member in 1994, Honorary Board Member in 2003, and Honorary Board Member Emeritus in 2009.
 
     
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  Toni Post, Delta Zeta  
     
  Toni Post  
     
  HAPF President 2013-2014
Citation Member 2014
 
     
 
Toni grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pledging Delta Zeta, Sigma Chapter, as a freshman at LSU.  As an Active in Delta Zeta she served in various offices and chairmanships and as the DZ delegate to an inter sorority.  Toni graduated from LSU with a BA in Music.  Moving to Houston after graduation, Toni pursued a career in the oil and gas industry with Shell Oil Company.  After retiring from her position with Shell, she continued to work in the industry as a consultant and as manager of the mineral interests for a small, family-owned company for several more years.

In the early 1970s Toni joined and became active in the Houston Delta Zeta Alumnae Chapter, serving in many offices including president and as chairman of several fund-raising events.  She received the Mary Margaret Fore Province Alumna Service Award in 1992 and the Delta Zeta National Achoth Award for Alumna Service in 2000.  Toni became actively involved with HAPA as Ways & Means Co-Vice Chair in 2006-07 and then as Co-Chair in 2007-08.  In these two co-chairmanships she had the pleasure of serving with fellow Baton Rougeon and LSU graduate, Sherry St. Aubin. 
 
Toni has served as Chairman of Research & Education and Bylaws and has particularly enjoyed serving on the Scholarship Selection Committee.  She was elected to serve as a Trustee of the Foundation in 2008 and has served as Corresponding Secretary, and then Treasurer for two years, and as Vice President.  When Toni became involved in HAPA, she was struck by the camaraderie of the organization, the leadership displayed, the enthusiastic response of the members to calls for volunteers, and the members’ commitment to carrying out the tasks at hand. 

HAPA’s members are truly remarkable women who are an inspiration to all.  The fruits of their labor are amazing in that such a small organization has raised funds for so many scholarships over the years.  In addition to her HAPA and HAPF involvement, Toni works one day a week at Angela House and has done so for the past ten years, and is on the Board of the Houston Youth Symphony, serving as Secretary.  She is also active in various ministries at St. Cecilia Catholic Community.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, gardening and cooking.
 
     
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  Pam Barton Staples, Kappa Delta  
     
  Pam Staples  
     
  HAPF President 1991-1992, 1992-1993
Citation Member 1989
Honorary Board Member 2010
 
     
 
Pam joined Kappa Delta at Texas Christian University in 1966, and has been actively involved since then.

She has held numerous offices in her alumnae chapter and served as President from '75-'76 and '80-'82.  She was awarded The Most Loyal KD by The Texas State Association in 1986.

On the national level, Pam served as Province Alumnae Officer for Texas from '87-'91.  She was presented with The Order of the Emerald in 1992 for outstanding contributions to the sorority.  In 2003, she endowed an annual $2,000 panhellenic scholarship for upperclassmen.

In addition, Pam has been actively involved on the collegiate level.  She served on the Alumnae Advisory Board for her sorority's chapter at Houston Baptist University for ten years.  She was present at the installation of chapters at HBU, The University of Texas, and Texas A&M University.

Pam has represented Kappa Delta for thirty five years in some official capacity in HAPA.  She was Chairman of The Sorority Sampler in 1985 (the panhellenic charity fundraiser at the time) and Editor of The Greek Information Line from '86-'87, which had over 500 national subscriptions, and was the fundraising effort of HAPA to raise monies for annual scholarships prior to the creation of the Foundation . 

In her service to HAPA, she chaired the annual Luncheon in 1990 and the Citation Selection Committee in 1994.  Pam was presented with The Citation Award for continuous service in 1989.  In 2010, Pam was named an Honorary Board Member.

Pam held the office of President of The Anna K. Chase Foundation from '91-'93, and served two terms as a Trustee of The Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation.  During this time, she was Vice-President and then Corresponding Secretary.

Pam is a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.  She gives back to her community by serving on the Board of The Houston Ballet Guild and on the Nutcracker Market Committee.  She is also a member of The Executive Committee of The Emerald Circle, providing scholarships and program support for The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.
 
     
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  Kay Dyche Weed, Alpha Delta Pi  
     
  Kay Weed  
     
  HAPF President 1988-1989, 1989-1990
Citation Member 1979
 
     
 
Kay attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Since her graduation in 1958, she has been an active alumna.  She was the Houston Alumnae HAPA Delegate and Board Member for six years and President from 1975-1977.  She was Secretary and Awards Chair of the Texas State Alumnae Association.

On the National level, she was named Outstanding Regional Alumna in 1983.  Also in that year she became Charter President of the newly formed Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, serving until 1991.  She was then appointed Foundation Manager/Executive Director, retiring from that position in 2003.  She currently serves as the Foundation Investment Chair.  In 2011, Kay received the National Mary Bull Mason Outstanding Alumnae Achievement Award.

Over the years, Kay has worked on fund drives for the Houston Symphony, Ballet, Grand Opera, and Museum of Fine Arts; chaired the Notification and Anniversary Style Show committees of the Houston Bar Association Auxiliary; and volunteered on committees for her daughters’ schools.

Her most intense local involvement was with the Heritage Society between 1974 and 1983, where she was Docent Chair, Membership Chair, Vice President and President/Chair of the Board.  During that time, she was the first volunteer selected as a participant in the four- week Seminar for Historical Museum Administration in Williamsburg, VA.  She was one of ten members of the American Association of Museums Ad Hoc Committee to review guidelines for accreditation of Historic Sites.
 
     
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