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Sigma Alpha Iota
Oak Park Alumnae

Chartered October, 1946

 

75 Years of Music, Service and Laughter

We are all about FUN.

Welcome to the website for the Oak Park Alumnae Chapter in Gamma B Province, Region V of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.  Headquartered in Oak Park, Illinois, the chapter is made up of a diverse group of talented women from throughout the Chicago area. We love to be together to perform, hear music and organize for music related philanthropies.

Sigma Alpha Iota is an International Music Fraternity created to uphold the highest standard of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world.

 

Upcoming Events

  • 75th Anniversary Celebration!
    Oct 10, 4:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Celebrate the rich 75-year history of the SAI Oak Park Alumnae Chapter with this LIVE EVENT featuring SAI's very own Rachel Barton Pine, internationally acclaimed violinist. We will also have special messages from our National Executive Board Sigma Alpha Iota and a visual history of our chapter.
  • November Chapter Meeting
    Sun, Nov 14
    Home of Marty McIntyre
    Nov 14, 2:00 PM CST
    Home of Marty McIntyre, 2912 Maple Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402, USA
    Kristen Bouwman presents "Music Therapy at the VA - Updated!"
  • January Chapter Meeting
    Sun, Jan 09
    Home of Roxanne Packer
    Jan 09, 2022, 2:00 PM CST
    Home of Roxanne Packer, 540 E Central Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    Featuring a musical program by Doreen Sterba DeZur, "Getting to Know Florence Price".
  • February Chapter Meeting
    Sun, Feb 13
    Home of Sally Sloane
    Feb 13, 2022, 2:00 PM CST
    Home of Sally Sloane, 927 N Grove Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA
    February Chapter Meeting featuring a musical program by Roxanne Packer entitled "Romances for St. Valentine's Day".
  • March Chapter Meeting
    Sun, Mar 13
    Home of Mary Ann Covone
    Mar 13, 2022, 2:00 PM CDT
    Home of Mary Ann Covone, 500 52nd Pl, Western Springs, IL 60558, USA
    The "Music of Astor Piazzola" featuring Mary Ann Covone on accordion with friends.
  • April Chapter Meeting
    Sun, Apr 10
    Home of Mary Ann Sadilek
    Apr 10, 2022, 2:00 PM CDT
    Home of Mary Ann Sadilek, 339 Eastgrove Rd, Riverside, IL 60546, USA
    "April in Paris" featuring Sally Lange, flute and Mary Ann Sadilek, piano and friends.
  • Annual Spring Luncheon
    Sun, Jun 12
    Home of Beth Sennett
    Jun 12, 2022, 1:00 PM CDT
    Home of Beth Sennett, 8708 Lake Ridge Dr, Darien, IL 60561, USA
    Celebrate Founder's Day at our Annual Spring Luncheon!
  • Elsie Sterrenberg String Scholarship Competition
    May, 2022
    Location is TBD
  • December Holiday Social Event
    December
    Location is TBD
    December
    Location is TBD
    Stay tuned for possible plans for a holiday get-together!
  • September Chapter Meeting
    Sep 12, 2:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Kick off our 75th Anniversary Season with our September Chapter meeting featuring Elisa Billey Becker in a musical program, "1940's Divas of the Day".
 
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Oak Park Alumnae Member Spotlight

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Beth Pellant Lopez

Beth Lopez was initiated into Sigma Alpha Iota by Nu Chapter in 1988. Initially a piano performance major, Beth graduated from DePaul University in Chicago where she studied piano with Mary Sauer and graduated with a BFA and a minor in business in 1993. In 1996 Beth affiliated with Sigma Alpha Iota Oak Park Alumnae Chapter where she held many offices including President and also served the fraternity as National Vice President, Extension 2015-2018 and Gamma B Province Officer 2009-2015. Additionally, Beth has served as Convention Volunteer Coordinator for the 2009, 2012 and 2015 National Conventions. She holds the Sword of Honor, the Rose of Honor and the Rose of Dedication. Currently Beth serves the fraternity as the 2022 Convention Volunteer Coordinator and the Oak Park Alumnae Chapter President.


Beth currently works as a Digital Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility professional for PHOENIX, a manufacturer of plastic closures and holds an OMCP certification for Online Marketing. Beth acts as choir director and cantor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in the Joliet Diocese. She served as a school board member for her local school district from 2007 through 2015 where she served as board secretary and chaired the strategic planning committee. She is also a 2009 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy.


Beth loves to spend her free time making BBQ on one of her three smokers, spending time with her six adult children and husband Tony, camping and watching Marvel movies.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT BETH:

Favorite Food: Anything cooked low and slow on a smoker

Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride

On Her Bucket List: Going to Prince Edward Island and seeing the Anne of Green Gables museum.

Favorite SAI Memory: The 2009 National Convention in Chicago. It was the last time the fraternity had a “local convention committee” comprised of Alumnae that lived in the area that was chosen to host convention. After 2009 everything was coordinated online to invite sisters from across the country to volunteer. In 2009 we had a great group of sisters from Gamma A and Gamma B provinces working very hard on so many aspects of that convention from registration to decor. It was the most gratifying fraternity experience I have ever had and I solidified some beautiful friendships through that experience.

 

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