MESSAGE FROM THE

Basileus

My name is Tracey and I am proud to be serving as President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Las Vegas chapter, Eta Chi Sigma. I have been in Las Vegas since 2015 and a member of this wonderful organization since 2010.  I have spent the last two decades working in education in two states, Arizona and Nevada. I teach at the secondary level in Mathematics and have also served as a school administrator. I am passionate about helping young people make good decisions while following their own dreams. I am also a business owner/entrepreneur and have been in real estate in both states for 7 years. 

Our chapter and I have set goals to build relationships with and work with community partners in an effort to improve our conditions collectively. Over the next year and a half of service, I hope to increase our membership, develop more partnerships and return more to our less fortunate community members, whether that is monetarily or otherwise. In the past, present and future, we have provided scholarships to graduating seniors, blankets to our homeless brothers and sisters and even banded together with our sisters and brothers in Greekdom annually to clean neighborhood streets and pack meals at Three Square!  I became and will remain a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. because I believe that we can do more for our fellow man, woman and child if we put our efforts together and work with love!

Warmest Regards,

Tracey Cole-Hailey

MESSAGE FROM THE

1st Anti-Basileus

Welcome! My name is Soror Kristen Woodruff and it is an honor to serve in the office of the 1st Anti-Basileus position for the 2020-2022 Sorority years. 

 

First off, I'm delighted to serve in this position for several reasons. It is amazing to have the opportunity to communicate, fellowship and plan activities that will increase the value of Sorors' membership experience within the Eta Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter. As I take on this new role and its responsibilities, my initial goal is to focus on retention and reclamation for the first year of my term.  In those efforts, my goal is to nurture our current membership by creating:

 

  • Opportunities for sorors to bond via social meet-ups, both virtually and in-person (once the ban is lifted).

  • Organize professional and personal development events that are in alignment with the membership's unique wants, needs and values.

  • Share access to Membership updates/ initiatives on a regional & national level that will help local members stay informed. 

  • Develop a space for members to feel valued, supported through membership appreciation efforts. 

  • Communicate regularly with the membership to increase awareness and connection.

  • Maintain a database of educational resources which are in alignment with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's mission statements and goals. 

Furthermore, in my efforts to focus on reclamation, my main goal is to be in alignment with the Western Region's Membership new program initiative, The Seven for the Founders challenge by reconnecting at least 7 sorors to Eta Chi Sigma Alumnae chapter per sorority year. We are on a roll this year already! Congratulations to all of our reclaimed sorors! When sorors have been reclaimed, my goal is to create transition experiences that allow for intentional sisterhood bonding, community service efforts and valuable membership experiences. In addition, I want to create a safe space for sorors who are considering reactivation so they know they are supported, welcomed and always appreciated no matter their membership status.

 

The second half of this sorority year will not only focus on retention and reclamation, but also on recruitment efforts. If you are interested in becoming a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, please contact me at the email address below. I'd love to say hello and introduce myself!  :-) 

 

Therefore, the Sorors of Eta Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter have lots of exciting work ahead and I'm confident that as we continue to serve in sisterhood and service in our chapter and with other local community partners, our annual goals will be successfully accomplished. We will proudly continue to quote our national Sorority motto, Greater Service, Greater Progress! 

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments and/or concerns. I can be reached at ecs1stantibasileus@gmail.com

ABOUT THE  

2nd Anti-Basileus

Soror Zarinah Washington is currently pursuing her Master's degree in macro social work studies. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Soror Washington relocated to Las Vegas in 1997 and is a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. She first fell in love with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated when she became a Rhoer under the Eta Chi Sigma chapter. She then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she was initiated into the sorority under the Nu Eta chapter. Soror Washington enjoys serving the Las Vegas community and spending time with her sorors!

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