Sorority members attend conference
SALISBURY ó The Lambda Epsilon Sigma Salisbury-Rowan Alumnae chapter attended the Northeast Regional Conference of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc held April 28- May 1 in Raleigh.
This year, the conference helped the Raleigh and Durham communities by engaging in 48 hours of Service and empowerment initiatives. Sigma Gamma Rhoís commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, ěGreater Service, Greater Progress.î
The sorority has a history of offering service wherever chapters exist. Most of the service projects that Sigma Gamma Rhoís regional conference attendees participated in focused on the themes of SGRís signature international program ó Project Reassurance.
The aim of the community service program is to promote responsible living for teens by focusing on the prevention of teen pregnancy, personal decision-making, character building, promotion of moral values and making healthy choices.
Throughout the conference, sorority members participated in the Sigma Public Education and Research (SPEAR) Foundation initiative ěSoles for little Souls.î
The goal of this project is to provide disadvantaged children across the nation 100,000 pairs of shoes as they head back to school in the fall of 2011.
This national shoe drive will be held in every community, including the Salisbury-Rowan Co. Distribution of the donated shoes will take place simultaneouslythroughout the country on Saturday, August 13th. In addition attendees were encouraged to participate in ěWalk the Block for Babiesî an initiative buttressing the sororityís partnership with the March of Dimes.
The service of Sigma Gamma Rho from a global perspective includes Project Africa and Project Mwanamugimu. Through active participation in programs and through networking with other organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, Urban League and the NAACP, Sigma Gamma Rhoís legacy of service seeks to improve the quality of life for all mankind. The Salisbury-Rowan chapter was proud to represent the local community at this conference and plans to utilized many of the new programs in the local community.
For more information please visit the website at www.salisburysgrho.com or call 704-904-1194.