Introducing The Golden Gazette


September Highlights:

President's Welcome

2016-2018 Executive Board

Newsletter Introduction

Leadership Recognition

Boule Highlights

St. Jude Highlights

Sigma Spotlight

Upcoming Events

September Birthdays

Tanya Blackshear—3rd

Paulette Bragg—13th

Lynda Daniel —17th

Cynthia McLane—28th

Ranita Webb—29th

PRESIDENT'S WELCOME

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Sorority Year. This is an exciting year as we embark on a new journey. We have new leadership ready to take us to the next level. We elected a new International Grand Basileus, Soror Deborah Catchings- Smith, a new Regional Syntaktes, Soror Jakimva Martin, and a new chapter Basileus, yours truly, Soror Kyana Cannon. We also have a new Georgia Area Coordinator, Soror Romonda Middlebrooks-Jefferson, charter member of Lambda Sigma Sigma.

New items were voted on during Boule to include adding Military Sorors as a membership option, as well as holding Regional Conference and Boule on alternate years. There will be a special set Boule scheduled for 2017 to further discuss Constitutional matters.

Our Seven Founders would be proud to see the growth and progression of our sorority. Within the local level, I encourage you to join me on this journey and get involved. This year promises to be an eventful one. We will hold our inaugural Awards and Achievement program where we can recognize sorors for the great work you are doing for Sigma. We will celebrate our first class of Rhoers and begin the process of obtaining a Georgia license plate. We will continue to grow through our membership activities and T.O.R.C.H. program.

Find your passion and get involved. There is something for everyone in Lambda Sigma Sigma. Opportunity is here.

I look forward to serving with you as we Stand Up and Stand Out for Sigma.

Kyana Cannon, Basileus

Lambda Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

basileus@lsssgrho.org

2016-2018 Executive Board

Basileus - Kyana Cannon

Anti-Basileus - Deborah L. Brown

Tamiochus - Laverne Seals

Grammateus - Nichelle Williams

Anti-Grammateus - Elecisha Pope-Bradford Epistoleus - Luvob Brown

Parliamentarian - Tashira Jones

WE'VE GOT A GOLDEN NAME!

Over the summer, the Epistoleus Team set out to enhance chapter communications by revamping our chapter newsletter. We implemented a fun and engaging contest to promote chapter participation for creating a name for our newsletter. Mission accomplished! Several Sorors stood up and submitted entries. The Executive Board carefully considered all the entries submitted and selected the entry that closely captured the essence of our sorority while presenting the latest in chapter news. A big congratulations goes to Soror LaKeysha Daniels-Williams for submitting the winning entry"The Golden Gazette" . She is the winner of the $50 gift certificate from Designs by Dee’s Hands. The honorable mention credit goes to Soror Maryum Hasan-Autry, winner of the Burning Sands $25 gift certificate.

Contributing Writers: Elecisa Pope-Bradford & Luv Brown

LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION

Please join Lambda Sigma Sigma in congratulating our Chapter Anti-Basileus Dr. Deborah Brown on several recent appointments. At the 56th Biennial Boule in Cleveland, Ohio, Soror Brown was appointed as the National Centennial Membership Committee Chair. Regionally, Soror Brown has been appointed as the Regional Education and Training Chair as well as the Georgia Membership Chair. Her hard work and dedication are being rewarded. She is an exemplary example of what that commitment to Sigma can look like! Kudos to Soror Deborah Brown.

56TH BOULE HIGHLIGHTS

Lambda Sigma Sigma Stood Up and Stood Out proudly and received awards on both the chapter and personal level during the 56th Boule. For the 2014 – 2016 Boule to Boule contest, Operation R3 to Recruit, Reclaim and Retain, Anti-Basileus, Soror Deborah Brown, was awarded with a pin for having recruited and retained 18 Sorors. Sorors Luv Brown, Natalie Cole and Patricia McKenzie were also recognized and received certificates for recruiting at least one Soror into the chapter. Soror Luv Brown was also inducted as a Ruby Member and participated in the Ruby ceremony. The chapter was honored as the 2016 Southeastern Regions highest fundraiser for March of Dimes, raising a total of $2,425.22. Lambda Sigma Sigma also received recognition for its 2015 March of Dimes fundraising efforts of $1,954.00.

Article By: Elecisha Pope-Bradford

NATIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - ST. JUDE

As a leading international nonprofit, community service organization, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. Founded in 1922 on the campus of Butler University, the sorority's mission is to enhance the quality of life within the community.

Since 1992, Sigma Gamma Rho has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. Together, we won’t stop until childhood cancer, sickle cell and other deadly diseases are eliminated. In partnering with St. Jude, we are able to assist in providing support so that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food—because all a family should worry about at a time like this, is helping their child to live. Members, affiliates and friends from across the country are invited to join us in the fight against pediatric cancer and sickle cell disease by raising money through the 2016 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.

September 24, 2016

Location: Lenox Mall

3393 Peachtree Rd

Atlanta, GA 30326

EVENT SCHEDULE

7:00am Event Day Registration

7:30am Pre-event Ceremonies

8:00am Walk/Run Start

http://walkrun.stjude.org/lsssgrho

Article By: Kyana Cannon

SIGMA SPOTLIGHT - Dr. Penny Paulette Bragg

Dr. Bragg, our immediate Past Basileus, is a goal oriented professional educator with success in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation. She is an effective team player with strong communication and presentation skills. Dr. Bragg attended Bowling Green State University were she earned a Bachelors Degree in Education, Speech and Hearing Therapy. Dr. Bragg’s academic achievement also include: Master’s Degree in Administration, Ed. S in Administration and Supervision and Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration.

Dr. Bragg became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in December 1973 at the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Bowling Green State University. She is a Ruby and Life Member and has served in various leadership roles which include:

· Basileus—Delta Alpha Sigma Chapter—August, Georgia

· Parliamentarian—Lambda Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter.

· Southeastern Region Representative for the National Policy Committee.

· Basileus Advisory Board Representative—Lambda Sigma Sigma.

Dr. Bragg is the proud owner of Dance 4 Life, LLC where she conducts Line Dance and Zumba workshops for seniors. She was recently appointed by the Henry County Georgia Board of Commissioners to serve of the Board of Directors for the Henry County Georgia Council on Aging, Inc.

Thank you Soror Bragg for being a great Sigma Woman and for your continued commitment to our motto “Greater Service Greater Progress” and for truly Standing Up and Standing out in our community.

Article By: Luv Brown

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 17, 2016 - 1st Rhoer Meeting

September 18, 2016 - Chapter Meeting

September 24, 2016 - St. Jude Walk

October 1, 2016 - Area Meeting

October 8, 2016 - Community Service Training @ 10:30am—12noon

October 8, 2016 - Chapter Photo @ 1:30pm

October 16, 2016 - AIDs Walk

October 23, 2016 - Chapter Meeting

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