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The True Blue Soror: The Costs and Benefits of Membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Presented by Linette Y. Caroselli Northeast Region UCC & LaTonya Nelson Immediate Past Western Region Syntaktes.
The True Blue Soror:The Costs and Benefits of Membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Linette Y. Caroselli
Northeast Region UCC
Western Region Syntaktes
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.
To raise awareness of Fiscal Responsibility & Sorority Membership
Topics of Discussion:
What does it mean to be a
Sorority membership entails not only money but most importantly, your time. “Greater Service, Greater Progress” is achieved through our dedication to service and mankind. Our commitment to community service serves as the foundation of the cost of membership. We all could think of other ways to spend our time but we took an oath to serve and help improve our communities.
The act of fundraising is never for personal gain. It is for the benefit of providing “Greater Service, Greater Progress” for our communities. Therefore every dollar we raise should go towards:
Life Membership within Sigma Gamma Rho represents an elite group of women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the sisterhood. Life Membership holds its privileges and they are not taken lightly. Paying the LM fee is just the beginning. Sorors must be cognizant when they make the decision to join the ranks of LM, they are making the commitment to be ready to make financial contributions for the good of the order. The Grand Basileus and/or any of our other non-profit organizations can ask for a donation at any time for a specified amount. LM’s are expected to meet this call without hesitation.
Running for a Regional or National Office is very expensive. Expenses:
Not all expenses are covered by the sorority/region. Once your budget is gone….well…you’re on your own.
Upon our induction into Sigma Gamma Rho, we are expected to be lifetime financial members. Although life can throw challenges at us from time to time that may hinder us from fulfilling our financial duties, we must learn to lean on the shield. Some chapters have programs in place to assist financially challenged sorors with their dues. Even if you can’t pay your dues, your time is still a valuable asset to the sisterhood.
Membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. definitely is a commitment! But most Sorors have learned that since joining the sisterhood, they discover that the benefits far outweigh the sacrifices and are thankful for the opportunities in the long run.