The La Jolla Alumnae Chapter joined our sister collegiate chapter, Zeta Mu, to form Team Sigma Kappa at the San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer's. Team Sigma Kappa raised nearly $1,500 towards fighting Alzheimer's disease and was the largest school group at the event. Many of the Zeta Mu members also volunteered at the event. It was a beautiful morning in Balboa Park, catching up, getting to know each other better and raising awareness for one of our favorite philanthropies. Thank you to everyone who donated, raised funds or participated in the walk.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth –leading cause of death in the United States and the only one of the top ten leading causes of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow it’s progression. The disease not only affects the estimated 5.4 million Americans with the diagnosis but countless loved ones. We hope you will join us in raising awareness by signing up for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s team or making a donation towards our team. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by this devastating disease.
Join our team today or make a donation!
Click here to reach our team page
San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 27
8am @ Balboa Park
24 hours and nearly 50 miles around the track at La Jolla High School all to raise money and awareness for The American Cancer Society. The chapter participated in the La Jolla Relay for Life on June 23 & 24. Our Sigma Kappa booth displayed a tribute to Nancy, our historian, who is currently undergoing rounds of chemotherapy to fight Leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the smooth muscle tissue.
We sold delicious cupcakes made by Melissa J. for some extra fundraising at the event. They even had pearl centered violets on
We had a great team of Sigma Kappa walkers: Melissa J, Melissa C, Jessica, Alice, Heather and Colleen. Special thanks goes to Melissa's boyfriend (Filipe) along with his brothers (Carlos & Miguel) and friend (Chinyelu) who helped with set-up/take down and did a lot of the walking (especially the overnight laps). What would we do without great men in our lives to support us?
The event was a success and we made lots of new friends in the community. We even met another Sigma Kappa! You can continue to donate to our team through August 31. Click here for more details.
Spring is here and La Jolla Alumnae Chapter members have been busy serving the community and supporting the Zeta Mu Chapter. We finished April with our kids craft booth at The Oceanside Green Fair. Not only did we collect school supplies for local schools and teach children about water conservation, we got to show off our new banner.
A special thank you to Nancy for connecting us with this great community event and thank you to Jessica for organizing volunteers. Of course we can not forget to thank all of the wonderful chapter members who volunteered their time to help with the booth. You are all awesome!
On May 5, Sigma Kappa alumnae joined with Zeta Mu for our spring tea. This annual event was held at Tea Upon Chatsworth with collegiate and alumnae members enjoying a lovely morning of sisterhood bonding. Just look at these beauties!
La Jolla Executive Council members attended the Zeta Mu informal meeting on May 7 to present a program on dressing for interview success. The presentation instructed Zeta Mu members on the dos and don'ts of proper interview attire and included some hilarious "don't" photos. The collegiate members were grateful for the career tips and enjoyed getting to know some of our executive council members. Snaps to Larissa for putting together this helpful program and snaps to the executive council members who modeled the do and don't outfits.
If you missed out on some of these events, don't worry, we have lots of great events coming up and we would love to see you! Click over to our calendar page and join us for Zeta Mu Initiation, Senior Celebration Brunch, Order of Triangle, Happy Hour or Relay for Life.
The La Jolla Alumnae Chapter will be running a kids craft booth at The City of Oceanside Green Fair from 11am to 4pm on Saturday April 28. The soy-crayon coloring activity will encourage youth to be sustainable and care about the environment. The fair will be held at the Pier Amphitheater at 200 The Strand North in Oceanside. If you would like to assist with set-up or staffing the booth, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We will also be collecting donations of school supplies for local classrooms. Bring your donations to our booth at The Green Fair. Here are some of the items needed:
Dry Erase Markers
Recyclable Lunch Boxes
Reusable Sandwich Containers
Note Writing Pads
Box for Storage Items
Three Ring Binders
Any Generous Donation Will Be Accepted
Environmental exhibitors, live music, compost workshop and much more! Free fun for the whole family.
Click on the file below to see all the Green Week events!
Zeta Mu held their annual Ultra Violet fundraising event, Sigma Kappa’s Best Dance Crew on February 29th. The evening was a huge success, raising over $3500 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation! The entire UCSD Greek community participated with each sorority and fraternity choreographing a dance routine, judged by fraternity and sorority presidents. Led by the amazing Vice President Philanthropic Service, Megan, and the Assistant VPPS, Lexie, the Zeta Mu women pulled off an awesome event.
The lollipop table, complete with the classic gourmet lollipops we sold as collegiate members, was manned by La Jolla Alumnae Chapter members. The entire lot of lollipops sold out before the event even started. The Zeta Mu Vice President Alumnae Relations ensured the alumnae had VIP treatment. We had our own reserved section with an adorable red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles on each chair.
Each chapter showed us some serious talent with Pi Beta Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon earning the coveted prize of being named Sigma Kappa's best dance crew. It was fun cheering on the UCSD greek community (and transporting us back to our college days for a couple hours) while supporting our local collegiate chapter. We had a great turnout and hope to see everyone soon at our upcoming happy hour.
You are invited to attend
Sigma Kappa's Best Dance Crew
Zeta Mu's Annual Ultra Violet Fundraising Event
Wednesday, February 29, 7:00pm
Price Center West Ballroom, UCSD Campus
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA
VIP Seating for Alumnae!
RSVP through Evite
Remember selling those gourmet lollipops?
The alumnae will be assisting Zeta Mu with the lollipop table at the event.
Please let us know if you would like to help with the lollipop sales by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don't forget to wear your La Jolla Alumnae T-shirt. See you there!
We are fortunate to have Sigma Kappa Foundation Trustee, Susan Polizzotto, as a member of the La Jolla Alumnae Chapter. We caught up with Susan after a recent trip to Maine with other Sigma Kappa celebrities, like our dear National President, Laura Owsley. Their adventure included a visit with our oldest philanthropic partnership, Maine Sea Coast Mission and a tour of Colby College. Susan was gracious enough to share some of her thoughts about the trip and some fantastic photos with our chapter blog. This will give you a sneak peek into an upcoming article in the Sigma Kappa Triangle. Enjoy!
The Foundation has had the privilege to be one of the top supporters for the Maine Sea Coast Mission. We have continued the tradition of supporting a philanthropy that was decided at the 1918 Convention to honor our Founders and the Alpha Chapter. Our members and chapters donate money and gifts to support various Maine Sea Coast Mission programs such as their annual Christmas program where over 3,000 people in coastal and island communities receive gifts from the Mission, emergency relief programs and scholarships. Though the "times have changed", and our national philanthropies have evolved and grown, Sigma Kappa's belief in providing philanthropic service and support to our communities has not changed.
For me, I thought that this would be one of those "once in a Sigma Kappa lifetime" experiences. I couldn't have imagined a more meaningful and symbolic way to celebrate the past 100 years of partnership with the Maine Sea Coast Mission than with a trip to Colby College, where Sigma Kappa all started and participate in philanthropic service by wrapping Christmas gifts at the Maine Sea Coast Mission.
It's hard to say there was just ONE thing that was the best out of the entire weekend. If I had to pick it would be 1) perusing through the historical archives at Colby College and
viewing the pictures and memorabilia from our Founders and Alpha Chapter members and 2) "Shopping" and wrapping gifts for the Christmas program at the Maine Sea Coast Mission.
Sigma Kappa is one of, if not the largest, donor to the Maine Sea Coast Mission. We
MAKE a difference to the island communities in Maine. The Christmas program provides gifts to needy families during the holiday season. Our monetary donations support the emergency relief program (providing assistance with food, clothing, shelter, and medical needs) and scholarships for young men and women giving them the opportunity to pursue education beyond high school. The Maine Sea Coast Mission may not be nationally well known, but it is incredibly heartwarming and fulfilling to know that we still are able to honor our Founders and the early Sigma Kappa members in Maine who volunteered their
time in support of this missionary.
Loyally in Sigma Kappa,
The La Jolla Alumnae Chapter joined Zeta Mu bright and early Saturday morning for the San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer's. The La Jolla Alumnae Chapter team raised over $1,600! We couldn't have done it without our 10 year veteran fund raiser, Rachel, who couldn't walk with us (she is 8.5 months pregnant!) but we walked for her in memory of her grandmother Dorthea. And big thank yous to our alumnae team members Melissa C, Lori, Stacy, Larissa, Melissa J, Carolyn, (and me!) who collected donations before and braved the morning fog. The Sigma Kappa Foundation is one of the largest supporters of Alzheimer's research in the US and we are glad to take part in contributing to this important cause.
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