Last Sunday, November 9th, I went to the University of Maryland campus to attend a Sigma Kappa Founder's Day celebration. Happy 134th birthday SK!
This was quite an amazing event. The brunch was attended by approximately 300 women, comprised of the collegiate SK chapters of University of Maryland, University of Delaware and George Washington University as well as the alumna chapters of North Virginia and Washington DC. I was invited by a friend whom I have met here who is a SK alumna from Texas Christian University. I was really overwhelmed to say the least. It has been so many years since I have attended a SK event let alone being in a room with more than 300 sisters!!
I had a few laughs as I was watching the girls arrive. Audrey and I had arrived early so we were sitting outside the hall. Hearing all the heals and chatter instantly brought me back to the sorority days. Even 11 years after graduating you are instantly brought back. The collegiate's speeches also made me chuckle. They were full of inside jokes and crazy house stories. The faces were different but I could see my fellow Alpha Phi (UO) Sigmas in these girls. There was at least one Remi and one Traci Ryan!!
I only knew one woman at the event and yet it all seemed so familiar. I felt thoroughly welcomed even though I was sorely underdressed (no formal attire with me). Audrey loved the chance to entertain a room full of women. She was the only little one there and was a huge hit. Especially when she enthusiastically clapped for everything!!
Going to this event has inspired me to check out the Portland alumna chapter after all these years. I get invited to everything and have yet to attend. I will have to check into it when I get back.