July 14, 2013

Phi Sigma Sigma's Walk.Dance.Run

This past weekend, my beloved sorority held their Convention in Manhattan. Convention is an annual event that all the Archons of all the chapters of Phi Sigma Sigma attend to learn more about their roles, vote on Constitutional amendments, and elect new Supreme Councils.

This year, Convention was extra special because it was combined with HUGE Centennial celebrations because Phi Sigma Sigma will be celebrating their 100th anniversary on November 26th. 

We've existed since 1913 and to be a sister during this time is extremely exciting. 

The entire weekend was filled with exciting celebrations all around Manhattan for sisters to attend; a lot of the events were pretty pricey so I couldn't attend them. There was one special event that was relatively cheap so I registered, ready to celebrate my sorority!



Walk.Dance.Run was a 5K held on Roosevelt Island, NY to honor the passing of past Grand Archon, Josette George Kauffman. The entire day was held in Josette's honor and helped us celebrate the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and helped ring in our new national philanthropy.



I attended the 5K with one of my sisters and we were really excited to be surrounded by other sisters from all over! It was also a gorgeous waterside view of Manhattan that the 5K took place along which was pretty relaxing and gorgeous 

I've also always wanted to participate in a 5k and even though I didn't run the 5K(I can't run to save my life), it was a great experience.

I was completely back in my element, doing something amazing for the one thing I love most in my life. It felt so good to be with sisters I didn't know I had.

The president of my chapter, along with my grand-big met us after the 5K, we participated in the Zumbathon that took place after the 5k was over.



I can't even explain how wonderful it was and it really was a perfect day; I needed this day, surrounded by my sisters. I felt like my total self.

It was also really incredible to be part of the Centennial in some way because this won't happen again for another 100 years, well after my time.



The weekend ended with a Centennial Luncheon that was held at Hunter College, our place of founding, and it was extra special to me(even if I didn't get to attend) because Caroline Ghosn, the co-founder of Levo League, was the keynote speaker at the Luncheon.

I can't wait to hear all about it when I go into interning on Monday. 

I was so happy that I got to participate in Centennial and I can't wait for November 26th, to truly celebrate the 10 founding sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma and the amazing journey we have taken since 1913.


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