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Sigma Sigma Sigma
South Florida Alumnae Chapter
Fall/Winter 2001 Newsletter
Vol. 5 No. 2

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


The President's Perspective


Looking for more involvement.

When I coordinated this Alumnae Chapter, I did so because I had missed out on a lot of my Sigma Collegiate years. I was naïve to believe that everyone would feel as I did, wanting to get involved in an alumnae chapter where the responsibilities were not as much as they are when you are in a collegiate chapter. Since our Charter in 1995, I have seen many sisters enter and depart our chapter and feel I have made many friends because of it. However, with the number of Tri Sigmas in the Miami-Dade/Broward area, I am overwhelmed by the low percentage of turn out our chapter receives from the alumnae in the area. I realize that all of our lives are very busy but every one can make time to have some leisure. Since the tragedy on September 11th, I have come to the understanding that the leisure time with our families and new and old friends is precious. So in this section, I am calling out to all the Sigmas who have yet to make a meeting, to attend at least one either this Spring or the coming Fall. Make your own decision first hand if this Alumnae Chapter is right for you. Just attend one meeting – that is all I ask. I hope that when you do, you find that belonging to an alumnae chapter is very beneficial. We have two wonderful Collegiate Chapters we support, Zeta Epsilon at FIU in Miami and Eta Eta at Lynn University in Boca Raton. The girls are terrific and it is fun reliving through their eyes your Collegiate life with Tri Sigma. So GET INVOLVED!

With that said, I have extended our meetings in the Spring into May since I got a late start on this Newsletter. If my rant has peaked your curiosity, take a look at our activities from last Fall and make your own judgement on how wonderful it is being involved in the South Florida Alumnae Chapter.

Make sure to mark your calendars for some fantastic meetings planned this Spring!


September 8th - BID Day for Zeta Epsilon at FIU University Park Campus.

What an exciting day!!! Watching the excitement of the Chapter and of the Rushees as they revealed themselves as new members of the Zeta Epsilon Chapter was exhilarating and deafening. Zeta Epsilon received a total of 13 new members in the Fall. Congratulations Zeta Epsilon!!!


Zeta Epsilon Members


Zeta Epsilon Members awaiting new members


Zeta Epsilon members and new members


October 6th - Second Annual Alumnae/Collegiate Picnic TY Park

The sisters of Eta Eta (Lynn University) and Zeta Epsilon (FIU) joined the alumnae members for the Second Annual Alumnae/Collegiate Picnic at T.Y. Park in Broward County. The girls from Zeta Epsilon were in the mood for a real BBQ so up the road we went to Publix for hamburgers and hotdogs. It was nice meeting the new members of both chapters and the alumnae were thrilled that there was such a great turn out.


Zeta Epsilon, Eta Eta Collegiates and SoFla Alumnae


Bar-be-queuing at TY Park


Sherry, Kim & Catherine at TY Park


Sisters from Zeta Epsilon & Eta Eta


November 3rd - Pottery Project - Color Me Mine - Coconut Grove, FL

Due to the hurricane threat, this meeting was canceled.


December 1st - Forth Annual Holiday Brunch

A big thanks to Catherine Padgett for being the hostess for this event. Alumnae met and collected items off the wish list for the two Robbie Page Playrooms in Dallas and North Carolina as well as made care packages for the Collegiates.


Spring meeting dates

The following are dates set for Spring 2002. Please mark them on your calendars. These dates are also posted on the Chapter’s web site at http://sigma3sofla.tripod.com/dates.htm.

All dates, locations and times are confirmed unless otherwise noted. Please make an effort to attend. If anyone would like to catch a ride with another Alumnae member, please email Kim to make arrangements.

March 9th - Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, Coral Gables, FL – 12:00 p.m.

Start off the Spring 2002 meetings with lunch at the Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-667-2537, at 12:00pm. Join us for some Sigma company to chat about our holiday, future meetings, etc.

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. DO NOT TURN ON PONCE OFF US 1 OR YOU WILL GET LOST!!! (You can only turn 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 then 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 20st - Founder's Day

Sherry Tarrio has offered to host our Founder's Day Brunch. She lives in Miramar (please contact Kim 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).

May 11th - Family Hour Project at Broward Partnership for the Homeless Center - 10:30 a.m.

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. This project gets the parents involved with the children's activities. We will have reading time with the children at the center.

Please bring books to be donated for any aged child. Any types of books would be helpful and we will lunch afterwards. Please let me know if you will attend so that the Center can have a count of how many volunteers to expect that day.

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).



Chapter T-shirt

There are still some left. Pictures of the shirt are on our web site at http://sigma3sofla.tripod.com/tshirt.htm. They are purple with white lettering and are $10 each in Large and Extra Large. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing one. Also to those members who requested that I save them shirts, I still have them and am waiting on your payment.


Web Site

Check out our web site http://sigma3sofla.tripod.com. You can find information on future and past meetings, Newsletters, activities, Convention, Founder’s Day, meeting dates, links to other Sigma sites and much more wonderful Sigma stuff.

Make sure you also visit the Official Sigma Sigma Sigma web site at http://www.sigmasigmasigma.org. You can keep updated with news from Nationals, look up your sisters from college or post a message on the bulletin board. You can also purchase items from Sigmaration and Sigma jewelry for online.

Local/National Dues

Last but not least – Local and National dues are due. National dues are $35/member and Local dues are $20/member. You can mail the dues to me. For the address please email Sigma3SFla@yahoo.com. The checks are made out to Sigma Sigma Sigma. Both payments can be mailed together and the Nationals amount will be sent to Woodstock by the Chapter.

Well that is the Newsletter for this quarter. I hope I will see you all attend at least one event this Spring and if not, I will see you all in the Fall. As always, if anyone needs transportation to any event, please email me at Sigma3SFla@yahoo.com and it will be arranged.


In Our Bonds,

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




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