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Danielle Cooney: AFA and Howard Buffett Foundation 40 Chances Fellows

Congrats to sister Danielle Cooney for being selected at an AFA and Howard Buffett Foundation 40 Chances Fellow! Check out the link below for more information!

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Martha Herm-2013 Ed Stout Memorial Award

On Monday, Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) announced that Peoria victim rights advocate Martha Herm was selected as a 2013 recipient of the Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy. Herm serves as the executive director at The Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria, IL. As a member of the U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus, Schock was able to nominate a constituent from the 18th District whose efforts have made a difference in the lives of crime victims and survivors, and those who serve them. Herm is one of two recipients to win this award nationwide and she is one of only six to be recognized nationally for an award by the Victims’ Rights Caucus this year.

“The U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus hosts an awards ceremony, which in the past has included award winners, their families, and representatives from national, state, and local victim assistance programs nationwide. This year [ ]

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4-H House Spring Philanthropy

4H House is one of the many diverse and amazing Greek houses here on the University of Illinois Campus. Similarly to the others, we participate in hosting a philanthropy event each year. The cause we at 4H House support is one that is unique, and very personal to us. About 17 years ago our house suffered a great loss when two of our House sisters and members, Jackie and Jennifer Esworthy, were killed in a repeat offender drunk driving accident while driving home with their parents one evening. After the accident, their parents, Jim and Barb Esworthy, created Journey. Journey’s purpose is to raise money to purchase cameras for police cars and officers, in order to catch repeat drunk drivers and keep them off the road. Our goal is to give everyone “a safer Journey home.”
When 4H House decided to help raise money for Journey, two annual events were [ ]

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4-H House got snow! Sunday afternoon we began to get several inches of snow that ended sometime during the night with about 12 inches! Our girls were out shoveling for a couple hours and had tons of fun! Later on Monday when school was cancelled, girls went outside and enjoyed playing in the snow! There were several snow ball fights with Nabors and lots of snowmen made all around campus!


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Sister’s Weekend 2013

Sister’s Weekend this year fell on February 23-24. Girls across the state traveled to see their 4-H House sisters and enjoyed a long weekend of bonding! On Saturday, the girls all came together to participate in crafting, movie watching, and lots of campus tours! This gave them an opportunity to meet other girls’ sisters while having fun and painting a mug or glass of their choosing. Sister’s Weekend Chair was Whitney Lynch and they had adorable favors which were pink t-shirts and necklaces!

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Cupcake Wars

4-H House and Sigma Alpha got together to have cupcake wars! Everyone had alot of fun and really enjoyed baking and decorating their cupcakes! Congrats to Sigma Alpha for winning the “wars” with their Death by Oreo cupcakes!


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Scholarship Banquet Spring 2013

4-H House women had a GREAT time at Scholarship banquet last week! Some of our top achievers include Ashley Kloth (Senior), Hannah Henkel (Senior), Amanda Rosendale (Junior), Kelsie Ubbenga (Sophomore), and Megan Bloemer (Freshman). There were several other great achievers this past semester and we would like to say great job ladies, and keep it up on all of your hard work!

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