Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Nu Chapter, celebrated Founders’ Day Sept. 17 at the Main View Inn in Manchester. Following the meal and candle lighting ceremony conducted by Renee Chenault, Mary Ann Mast was presented a gift in honor of receiving her 50-year pin at the annual International Convention in North Charleston, S.C. this summer.
Mary Ann Mast, currently Nu Chapter president, has held all chapter offices numerous times and was Province Secretary for one year.
Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority is a friendship and service sorority. At this year’s International Convention sorority members donated $10,500 to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the 2013 International Sponsorship. The recipient of the International Sponsorship for 2014/2015 will be Project Cuddle, a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment and helping to pave the way for a successful future.
The organization runs a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour crisis hotline. Also at the convention in South Carolina, more than $6,000 in the form of gift cards and cash was given to support a local agency, My Sister’s House, a non-profit organization that provides services, programs and resources to empower domestic violence victims and their children to live free from abuse.
Those attending the International Convention from Wabash were Nu Chapter delegate members, Mary Ann Mast and Eileen Weck, Nu Chapter members Renee Chenault and Colleen Hollenback and guest Marvin Mast. More than 500 members from the United States and Canada attended the Convention. Nu Chapter and Alpha Province Counselor Renee Chenault is in charge of the June 2014 International Convention, which is being held in Indianapolis.