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South Florida Alumnae Chapter
Fall/Winter 2000 Newsletter
Vol. 4 No. 2

Chapter Web Site: http://sigma3sofla.tripod.com


Get Ready for Convention 2001 - Tampa


Convention 2001.

We are preparing for the next triennial convention. This year it is going to be held at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida from June 22 to 25. The quoted rate that I have heard is $95 per night with a $6 resort fee. More information should be coming out in the next Triangle magazine.

We have an exciting schedule planned for this Spring. If you have yet to make a meeting, please try and attend at least one this Spring. You don't know what you are missing. Take a look at what activities were enjoyed this past Fall and then mark your calendars for some fantastic meetings planned this Spring!


September 16 - FIU BID Day.

We joined FIU Zeta Epsilon for their BID day. It was really fun and very exciting. Lynn University (Eta Eta) was also there to give their support. It was a successful Rush for both Zeta Epsilon and Eta Eta this past Fall.


October 14th - Broward Partnership for the Homeless

For our October meeting, we met at the Broward Partnership for the Homeless Center. This was our third time we have met here. Linda brought some puzzles for the kids to play with and that is what we did the whole time at the Center. It was as challenging as it was fun. Afterwards, we ate lunch at Fuddruckers. As you all know, we have adopted this Center as our local Philanthropy and have donated at least 100 books. See February for our next activity with the Center.

For anyone who is interested in volunteering at the Center on an individual basis, the Volunteer Orientations for new and interested volunteers are scheduled for: Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM and Saturday, March 17th at 10:00 AM.


Linda and the kids putting a puzzle together at the Center with Chris too!


November 4th - Applebee's

Due to expected low to no turn out, this meeting was canceled.


December 9th - Third Annual Holiday Brunch

Our Third Annual Holiday Brunch was held at Chris Quackenbush's house in Dania. We had a nice turn out and lots of good food!!! We prepared Holiday Care Packages for the Zeta Epsilon and Eta Eta Chapters plus everyone brought some craft accessories to be donated to the two Robbie Page memorial rooms at the hospitals in Dallas and Chapel Hill.

Third Annual Holiday Brunch


Spring meeting dates

The following are dates set for Spring 2001. Please mark them on your calendars.
All dates, locations and times are confirmed unless otherwise noted. Please make an effort to attend at least one function.

If anyone would like to car pool to any of the scheduled meetings, please email me to make arrangements. Sigma sisters are always happy to help out other Sigmas.


February 10th - Reading to the Children at the Homeless Center

We will meet at the Broward Partnership for the Homeless Center from 10:30am - 12:00pm. The Center is located at 920 NW 7th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, 954-779-3990.

We will be part of a new program called "Family Hour Project" which is to get the parents involved with the children's activities. As usual, please bring books to be donated for any aged child. Any types of books would be helpful. We will go to lunch afterwards.

Directions: Take I-95 to Sunrise Blvd. Go east on Sunrise to NW 7th Avenue. When you get to NW 7th Avenue, go south (right). The center is directly on the left hand side (southeast corner).


March 10th - Lunch

We will meet at the Titanic Brewery and Restaurant, 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-667-2537, at 12:00pm for lunch. Afterwards, we can walk next door and visit the Greek Shop to check out their stock of Sigma stuff!!!

Directions from the North: Take I-95 south to U.S. 1. Take U.S. 1 to Alhambra Circle (traffic light) and turn right. Turn left at the light onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard. (You can turn either right or left. You DO NOT want to go into the parking garage that is straight ahead.) Get into the right lane on Ponce. The next light is San Amaro. In the shopping strip after the light is where Titanic is located. If there is no parking on the street, you can take the next street to the right (after the Circle K) and the make a right at the stop sign and park in the lot to the right behind the restaurant.

Directions for South & West Dade: Take U.S. 1 to Alhambra Circle (traffic light) and turn left. Turn left at the light onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard. (You can turn either right or left. You DO NOT want to go into the parking garage that is straight ahead.) Get into the right lane on Ponce. The next light is San Amaro. In the shopping strip after the light is where Titanic is located. If there is no parking on the street, you can take the next street to the right (after the Circle K) and the make a right at the stop sign and park in the lot to the right behind the restaurant.


April 21st - Founder's Day

Sherry Tarrio has offered to host our Founder's Day Brunch. She lives in Miramar (please contact me at Sigma3SFla@yahoo.com for directions and a contact number). Please arrive around 11:00am and don't forget to bring a brunch dish (and please let us know what you plan to bring).


Web Site

Please visit our web site for information on future meetings and on our past meetings, Newsletters, activities, etc. (http://sigma3sofla.tripod.com). I haven't been able to keep it up to date as much as I would like but it will be updated by the time you receive this Newsletter. Also, make sure you visit the Official Sigma Sigma Sigma web site at http://www.sigmasigmasigma.org. The site has a place where you can look up any Sigma. It is called "Ever Forward." You need your Membership number which is on the address label of the Triangle. It is really neat. Find a Sigma you miss from College or one who may have lost touch.


I hope everyone had a very happy and safe holiday season.
We hope to see you all at one of our events this Spring!


In Our Bonds,

Kimberly Groome, President (Rho '87)
South Florida Alumnae Chapter




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