The Golden Gazette


October Highlights:

Area Meeting

Aids Awareness

Chapter Growth

Hattie McDaniel Cancer Initiative

Sigma Spotlight

Upcoming Events

October Birthdays

· Charlotte Price - 7th

· Katika Eccleston - 8th

· Luvob Brown - 27th

October Sigmaversaries

· Sandra Kelley - 14th

· Jade Ingram - 23rd

· Tiffany Swain - 23rd

· Nichelle Williams - 30th

GEORGIA AREA MEETING 2016

Georgia Area Meeting 2016

The Georgia Area Meeting was held on October 1, 2016 in Albany, GA as the first state meeting under the newly elected and appointed Regional leadership. Georgia Area Coordinator, Soror Romonda Middlebrooks-Jefferson, served as meeting facilitator. It was a day filled with education, sharing and sisterhood bonding. The morning session was led by Syntaktes Jakimva Martin sharing the new International administration’s vision for the sorority as we move toward Centennial in 2022. Highlights include 1,000 hours of community service in November for our 94th Founder’s Day and incentive levels for chapter growth with a target Sorority goal of 8,000 Sorors for calendar year 2016 - 2017. The highlight of the afternoon session was T.O.R.C.H. training, incorporating changes from the 56th Boule. Lambda Sigma Sigma represented proudly with 29 Sorors in attendance. The chapter was one of the highest represented chapters at the meeting. We lived up once again to our chapter motto of “Stand Up and Stand Out”.

Article By: Elecisha Pope-Bradford

AIDS AWARENESS

It was a beautiful afternoon for a stroll in the park on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Over 20 Sorors and Affiliates of the Metropolitan Atlanta Alumnae Chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. showed up to Piedmont Park to run, walk and volunteer for the AIDS Walk Atlanta 2016 in order to show support for HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention. “The Sigma Gamma Rho’s are deep today”, commented one AIDS Walk volunteer. As the Blue and Gold “1-9-2-2” balloons proceeded down Piedmont Ave, there was no doubt that Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was there to provide Greater Service in the Atlanta metro community and we did just that. The metro chapters raised $1,340.00 in funds to benefit AID Atlanta and 7 participating organizations that help those living with HIV/AIDS and that work to prevent the future spread of the virus. The metro Atlanta Alumnae Chapters’ team grew to 30 registered members with 10 of those members coming from Lambda Sigma Sigma.

On Sunday, we had seven Sorors “Stand Up and Stand Out” in the walk and volunteer efforts. You’ll even find Soror L. Brown on the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Facebook Page by viewing the album from the day’s events. There is still time to donate through November 30, 2016 via the metro Atlanta Chapters’ team link at: http://2016aidswalkatlanta.kintera.org/metroatlantasgrhos.

For every $125 raised, that support could provide STD testing and treatment for 1 person or rapid HIV tests and counseling for 5 people.

For more information about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention efforts in Atlanta, visit https://www.aidatlanta.org/home.

Article submitted by Soror CheryL Anderson

CHAPTER GROWTH

Greetings Sorors,

What a beautiful day to be a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated!!!

We are ecstatic about the growth of our chapter. We have officially grown to 50 active members of our chapter and I am proud to say that, to date, 17 Sorors have been reclaimed or transferred into Lambda Sigma Sigma

Alumnae Chapter for sorority year 2016-2017!!!

We are truly growing!!!!

I would like to “Welcome” the following Sorors to Lambda Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter for the 2016-2017 sorority year!

1. Amy Collins

2. Sylvia Cook

3. Lynda Daniel

4. Katika Eccleston

5. Jenee Harris

6. Jade Ingram

7. Kellontreia Jackson

8. Olivia Johnson

9. Marcia Jones

10. Jasmine Jordan

11. Krystina Nelson

12. Venus Pressley

13. Charlotte Price

14. Rishirio Rolley