By Rhesa Rubin, Beta Pi-University of Rochester and Lambda-UCLA
My sorority days are in my rearview mirror, but memories remain that make me smile. After my youngest child left for college, I decided I wanted to reconnect with Sigma Delta Tau in my local area. The question was how and where?
SDT provided the path when it announced the 100th celebration of the birth of the first chapter at Cornell University. The National Office encouraged local groups to meet and celebrate where they live. The idea was born that I would try to gather as many SDTs together as possible from my local area, and we would have a lunch to celebrate the 100th anniversary.
Once the national office provided me with the contact info for all of the SDT sisters in North Carolina, it was easy to send out a message via Evite. In view of the size of my state and the driving distances, I decided to narrow the invites to SDT sisters who lived in seven cities within an hour drive from our rendezvous point. I planned our lunch and waited for the RSVPs to roll in. In the end, six people responded in the affirmative that they would attend our lunch.
We had a wonderful time, enjoyed getting to know each other, and as it turned out, one of the women had been in my Beta Pi chapter at the University of Rochester. This sister knew my name because I had been a founding member of that chapter before transferring to UCLA and becoming a member of Lambda chapter. It is a small world after all!
So, if you want to meet SDT sisters in your town and continue to share the memories of sorority days, consider organizing an event for SDT in your area. You will be glad that you did!