Friday, March 30, 2012

Sigma Gamma Phi community service

Recently, the sisters of Sigma Gamma Phi have been busy with different community service events, as well as planning fun social events for the remainder of the semester. All semester, Sigma Gamma Phi sorority is involved in various activities in the community. There are always opportunities that arise that enable sorority members to become active members of the community. Recently, we held a babysitting night at a local church, where parents could bring their little ones for a few hours of fun. We had multiple rooms set up with different activities, in order to ensure that each child was occupied and having a good time. One room had puzzles and a movie playing, another had play-doh and snacks, and one room enough space for the kids to run around and play tag. The evening was fun for everyone, and sisters of the sorority enjoyed spending time with the kids. After a long stressful day of schoolwork, being able to act like a kid again was quite refreshing! The babysitting event was a success, and we can’t wait to do it again!
Sigma Gamma Phi is a local sorority, which means that there are several chapters that are all located in New York State. We have three other chapters located in Geneseo, Potsdam, and Fredonia. One of the benefits of being such a small sorority is that we are able to set up fun events with the other chapters, such as our Convocation. Convocation is put on every year, and all of the chapters get together and spend a weekend of fun together. The weekend is spent with tons of bonding sessions between the chapters where our traditions are shared, and we learn about the differences between the chapters that make each unique. Current Convocation chair, Jessica Samplaski, says, “Convocation weekend is a perfect example of bonding. It is a weekend of fun and sisterhood that we all look forward to each year.” Each chapter takes turns every year hosting the weekend. This year it is going to be at SUNY Geneseo and is going to be March 31st- April 1st. Samplaski, states, “Personally, I cannot wait for convocation! I look forward to spending the weekend with all of the sisters that I have met during previous convocation weekends and I absolutely love meeting all of the new members.” We are all quite excited to attend this upcoming weekend and we cannot wait to make lasting memories!

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