This month I confess that I am a shameless promoter, who is not above using a platform such as this blog, to publicize a future event that I hope will be absolutely FABULOUS!!! On Saturday April 29, 2017, my Alpha Phi Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of its installation on the campus of Central Michigan University. HOOYAH!!!
Planning for this occasion has already begun. Team Alpha Phi Jubilee, made up of Alumnae, CAB, and collegiate members, envisions a fantastic Founders’ Day weekend where Tri Sigmas will return to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, to celebrate our sisterhood and enduring friendships. The committee has the date, the place, but most of all we need our Alpha Phi Chapter sisters.
This leads me to the real point I hope to make in writing this particular blog. To Tri Sigma sisters everywhere, and especially to those of you who have just graduated, please keep your contact information updated with our National organization. Our committee members have spent hours gathering valid email addresses for sisters. National provided the committee with a strip list from their database, but much of this information was no longer current. We have reached out to sisters using social media, and the Tri Sigma grapevine, but to insure that you are not missed please report any name or address changes to National. It has never been easier to do. Simply click here for the Membership Record Update Form that will allow you to instantly submit your information online.
Also, when these opportunities to gather with your sisters presents itself, please take advantage. Do so not only because someone has taken the time to plan such an event for sisters, but also to renew and nurture the special friendships created through Tri Sigma. Over the years I have learned how very precious and fleeting time is. It is tiresome to hear, but you never know what the future holds. I regret all the occasions I missed as a young alumna, who believed she had all the time in the world to reunite with her sisters. The unforeseen diagnosis of cancer, or an accident robbed me of friends that I thought I would always be able see again. Please do not follow my example and seize the day.
That being said, I wish all our chapters across the country great success as each makes plans for their own future special celebrations. Remember to update your information with National so no sister is left behind. Additionally, to all my fellow Alpha Phi sisters out there SAVE THE DATE!
Jacqulyn King (Alpha Phi) is a retired high school Library Media Specialist, and she and her husband Mark divide their time between homes in Michigan and Florida. She belongs to the West Michigan, Central Michigan and Southwest Florida Alumnae chapters. Her blog Confessions of a Sigmaholic runs the third Tuesday of every month.