March 2019 Issue
Greetings Sorors,
Welcome to the 5th edition of the GPS Gazette. IT'S MARCH AND OUR CHAPTERVERSARY!!! This month we are celebrating 56 years of service in Milwaukee. We hope you will celebrate with us at the Sip 2 Salute event later this month.


Thank you for your support.

Until next month...

In Sisterhood and Service,


Soror Tanya E. Jefferson, Anti-Basileus

One Goal. One Passion. Membership!!!

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Soror Spotlight...

Soror Ernette Griggs - Ruby Member
1. When and where were you inducted into SGRHO?
I was inducted into Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., through the Central Region Chapter in the Fall of 1995. At the time, I was attending Carroll College, Waukesha, WI.

 2. What is your educational and professional background?

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Services. I received my Master’s degree in Business Administration. 
In 2000 I began working as an Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and in 2007 I was promoted to Corrections Field Supervisor. 
3. Why did you join SGRHO? 

The initial reason I decided to join, was for the sisterhood, being the only girl in a house full of boys. There was also an opportunity to charter the chapter on my school’s campus, but was ultimately unsuccessful
 Lastly, I desired to be different than all the other BGLO on campus. 
4. Have you ever held an office in SGRHO? 

Yes, as a graduate member, I held the offices of amiochus, Grammateus, Community Service Chair, Parliamentarian, NHPC Rep, and NPHC Secretary.  
5. What life lessons have you learned from holding an office? What did you learn in the office(s) that could be applied outside of the Sorority environment? 

I have learned being organized and developing follow systems are important especially when you have to follow up with others who you've delegated work to.
Also, when in a group you have to be willing to accept different personalities and still be able to work together. 

6. Have you ever been inactive? If so, what inspired you to reactivate and continue being an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.?  

Yes, I was inactive twice, once due to family financial stress and another time with the birth of my twin daughters. When they turned 7,I knew it was time to return because of the significance the number 7 holds with our sisterhood. 
 7. What would you share with inactive Sorors about your experience of being an undergraduate member vs. being a graduate member?  

I wish I had more time to be an undergraduate member. I believe it would have helped with the transition to graduate membership. It would have provided me more experience with positions and given me a stronger foundation.
8. If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete in? 

I would compete in track and field. I would run in the 100-yard dash. 
9. What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
The hardest lesson I’ve learned is "being a Christian is not easy. "
10. What is something you can never seem to finish?
 I can never seem to finish all of my laundry.  
11. If you had your own reality TV show, what would it be called?
My reality show would be called "Greek Life of the Divine 9" and it would follow the life of a member from each organization showing the struggles with organizations, networking, community service, dating, marriage, etc.

Food for Thought: 
Sorority life is what you make; you get out what you put in. 

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What we've been up to...
Invitation Accepted...
"you are not alone, and I am not alone. we are in a sisterhood, together, and together we can make it."
~Sarah Mae
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Celebrate the 22nd!!!
Happy 22nd!!!!!
We "Celebrated the 22nd" of February with a Line Dancing Class.

Sorors, Philos and Guests, participated in a class taught by Sorors Moya Baylis and Teneen Jeanes. 
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The Black History Quiz Bowl Returns 
On February 23, 2019 Gamma Pi Sigma hosted its Black History Quiz Bowl for the youth on the Woodlands School, Inc. campus.

We cheered on 4 teams of young people demonstrating their study of black excellence and achievements. we recognized the young, gifted and black.

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes was our special guest.
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Undergraduate Corner
Epsilon Omega Chapter - University of WI-Whitewater is back!
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Kudos Korner
Congratulations to GPS's very own Tamiochus, Soror Cynthia Leonard, RN, as her department received the Black Nouveau Award for their piece on Sickle Cell Disease.
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What's Happening Next....
Upcoming Events:

March 9, 2019 -Youth Symposium
March 14th-18th -Seventy Ninth Central Region Conference
March 23, 2019 - GPS 56th Anniversary Event "Sip-to-Salute"


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