ETA NU SIGMA 2016-2017
Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter:
The Ladies of Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter didn’t let their 2016 Calendar year stop them from continuing to work throughout the summer in the Brooklyn and Queens Communities of NYC. The Chapter kept that torch going by honoring their Soror Sandra Bland with a candle light vigil to mark the 1 year anniversary of her passing, keeping the #Sandystillspeaks alive. They continued their journey with the participating in the “No Doubt March for Justice”, hosted by The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater New York (NYC) to shine light on the lack of the, benefit of the DOUBT in police encounters for colored Women, Men and Children. This Chapter really kept busy and participated in the Annual African Day Parade held in Harlem NY providing a well decorated car/ float to represent all NYC chapters. This chapter is unstoppable they held their Annual OBBB (Operation Big Book Bag) Event donating tons of school supplies on August 21, 2016 at a “Knowledge is Power Rally” in the Queens community of NY it must have been nice because they had to do it twice a second OBBB was held at the St. John’s AME Church on Sept 11, 2016 serving the Bedford Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn NY it was such a success the St. John’s AME church invited Eta Nu Sigma Chapter Alumnae to host future events at their church.
On Sept 24, 2016, the Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter rolled up their sleeves and continued working in their Brooklyn and Queens communities with participating in the St. Jude’s walk at Cadman Plaza in BK NY with their Rhoers. While the Chapter Basileus assisted at the registration table. The Rhoers assisted behind the kids photo booth tent and several tents throughout the event. Their whole chapter raised funds prior to the march and came out to physically march with sister chapters in efforts to promote a cure and awareness on childhood cancers. On Sept 29, 2016, these ladies eased on down the road with being a sponsor to “T.E.A.L” Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer fundraiser held in Brooklyn to raise awareness on Ovarian cancer and fundraise towards researching for a cure.
On October 14, 2016, the Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter held their Annual Antibullying event at the Brukelen Cornerstone PAL in Brooklyn NY over 70 guess attended and were taught skills in recognizing all forms of bullying and how to prevent it. On October 16, 2016, the Ladies of Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter and the Rhoers Club volunteered in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Prospect Park in Brooklyn NY. The Rhoers assisted with distributing refreshments to the walkers while the ladies of Eta Nu Sigma participated in the walk itself raising funds prior to the event. On October 22, 2016, the ladies of Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter participated in NY Cares day held in Brooklyn NY at PS 557K. The ladies helped clean up the entire school, organized classrooms and painted murals and touch ups on this fun filled day.
The Ladies of Eta Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter finished off their RHOvember calendar with Feeding the homeless community event. The ladies came together on November 11, 2016 to assemble care packages for veterans on Veteran's day and donated it to the St. Albans State Veterans Hospital in Queens NY. The Veterans were over joyed and appreciated the kind gestures provided to celebrate their dedication to the country. The annual Prematurity Awareness day was also hosted on November 17, 2016 at Downstate Medical Center's NICU which was a successful partnership with the March of Dimes. In addition, this chapter hosted its first Poetry Night to promote literacy and collect books for read across America 2017.
SANDRA BLAND VIGIL
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 marked the one year anniversary of Soror Bland's death. A candlelight vigil will be held in Manhattan to accommodate Sorors in the NY area.
Sorors are asked to bring a friend, family member, members of D9 if you'd like, and definitely other Sorors. All SGRHO CHAPTERS are invited to attend.
Washington Sq Park
Arch at Fifth ave
New York, NewYork
Wednesday July 13, 2016
8pm start time
The entire program including the open dialogue will be limited to less than an hour long.
"NO DOUBT" MARCH FOR JUSTICE
On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater New York (NYC) will host a peaceful march from lower Manhattan to downtown Brooklyn seeking justice and fighting against the criminalization of our police stemming from police brutality.
The "NO DOUBT March for Justice" is coined as such primarily because our Black men, women and children do not receive the benefit of the DOUBT in police encounters as other people do. The phrase is also apropos in letting our communities, and the larger community, know not to DOUBT us - we are resilient, intelligent and powerful as well and have the ability to use our individual and collective resources to achieve justice for our people.
On August 13, 2016 The Eta Nu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho will be hosting its annual Summer Reclamation Brunch.
The Reclamation Brunch is going to be held at the Brooklyn Exposure.
Learn more about our chapter and take the first step in coming home to Sigma.
Can't wait to see you there.
NPHC AFRICAN AMERICAN PARADE
This year African American Day Parade, Inc. celebrates 47 years in Harlem, New York. The African American Day Parade (AADP) is held every third Sunday in September and it is the most renowned African American parade in the country, with the largest cross-section of participants, including community & political leaders,
community-based & religious organizations, civil servants, celebrities, fraternities & sororities, marching bands, dance ensembles and many more, with a viewing of over 900,000 along the parade route. We are considered a National Parade, with more than 200 participating organizations from more than 12 states, as well as countries around the world.
AUGUST OPERATION BIG BOOK BAG
Eta Nu Sigma first Operation Big Book Bag event is happening on August 21st at 2p at Marantha Baptist Church in Queens Village, NY.
They are requesting school supplies only. No book bags needed.
Eta Nu Sigma has volunteered for clean up, packing the school supplies, and to distribute.
We will also have a table to provide information about the chapter and showing the community how amazing these pretty poodles really are!
WELCOME BACK MIXER
Our first mixer of the new year is almost here! If you missed our legendary "Finale" mixer in June, you do NOT want to miss this.
Join us September 8th at Negril's Rhum Lounge on 70 West 3rd Street from 6pm-11pm.
We'll have some great food, good drinks, great music (there is a DJ y'all!) and more importantly an amazing time!
What better way to start off the new Sorority year than with a celebration?
Are you a school teacher? Don't worry we have a special surprise for all you teachers going through the back to class blues.
JOIN US SEPTEMBER 8TH
ST. JOHN'S OPERATION BIG BOOK BAG
We're almost at the end of our Operation Big Book Bag season and we invite you all to finish strong with us. We will be joining St. AME for their Knowledgefest program.
This event will be held at 664 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233 starting at 11a. This will be our second year partnering with the church and all sorors are invited! We will be donating at least 25 FILLED book bags.
You could also support by simply showing up! We would certainly love to sprinkle some Rhoyal Blue and Gold into this church.
ST. JUDE'S WALK / RUN TO END CHILDHOOD CANCER
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, we will participate in the St. Jude's Walk. Please register and make a donation through our team page.
We have a goal of $1,922, so invite your friends, co-workers and family to donate to the cause. Please register and donate to the St. Jude Walk/Run for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. I know we can do it!
For those attending, please meet us bright and early at 10:22am at the registration table at Cadman Plaza Park (Cadman Plaza W and Tillary Street).
In honor of Ovarian and Breast Awareness months, Marshall Gras Entertainment presents the annual "Girl's Night Out" Pink and Teal Ovarian and Breast cancer awareness concert and fundraiser, where all of the ladies in attendance will be serenaded by a talented and dynamic ensemble of up and coming R and B artists.
Last year our Seven Roses Legacy Foundation had a first opportunity to sponsor this well intentioned and well attended event. This year we will to do the same. SRLF and Eta Nu Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. will be listed among the sponsors for this event. Tickets are $25. I hope you'll consider joining us.
Some of the proceeds are going to promote awareness and toward research for development of a cure for Ovarian and Breast Cancer. To show our dedication to this cause, all attendees/participants must wear pink or teal, the colors of ovarian and breast cancer awareness months.If you are or know any survivors of these two deadly forms of cancer come and let us celebrate life and let us share and bring awareness to these cancers in honor of those women we've lost.
Welcome back and hello to a new sorority year! Area Meeting is quickly approaching! If you haven't heard by now we are hosting along with Nu Tau at Monroe Lecture Center on 10/1/16 at Hofstra University.
Please note there will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.
Please RSVP and purchase your ticket for the Area Meeting
Registration opens at 8 am and the meeting will begin promptly at 9 am.
We are going to make this a "Sophistication...Period" experience for all of our Sorors visiting the area.
On October 8, 2016, the Rhoer Club will hold its annual #Hashtag Lunch bag in honor of world homeless day. Eta Nu Sigma Rhoers felt a need to bring attention to the homeless and they wanted to find a way to get involved. Last year the event was so successful that the girls wanted to do it again this year and have made this program their signature.
The girls will gather at a local community center in Brooklyn, NY which is where the lunch assembly site will take place. The girls will assembly bagged lunch consisting of dry lentil soup mixes, apples, breakfast cereal, macaroni and cheese, milk, breadsticks, green peas, chips, etc.
A hand written not of inspiration and encouragement is attached to each lunch bag.
Watch the second presidential Debate with the Eta Nu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the New York Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Join us for appetizers, conversation and more.
There will be On-Site Voter Registration- just in time for the October 14th NY Deadline for the Presidential Election.
Eta Nu Sigma has been presented with an opportunity to do some Voter Registration in partnership with the BLI Chapter of KAPsi as well as the Brooklyn NAACP.
Please join us this this upcoming Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6p-8p at the Barclays Center to get people to register to vote!
Friday, October 14, 2016, Eta Nu Sigma will be hosting our annual Anti-Bullying Program. This year we will be partnering with a local organization, Connect A Million Youth, Inc. Our focus will no only be educating our audience on the many forms of bullying but also on empowering them to stand up for themselves! The information for the event will be as follows:
Brukelen Cornerstone PAL
715 East 105th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
MAKING STRIDES FOR BREAST CANCER WALK
Hattie McDaniel Breast Cancer Awareness - OCTOBER Cognizant that African Americans bear a disproportionate burden of cancer — the highest mortality rate of any ethnic group — Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is committed to providing education on and active support of early detection as well as research for the prevention and cure of breast, prostate, ovarian, colon and other types of cancers. We highlight this project in various ways in October as we honor our soror and actress, the late Hattie McDaniel, who died from breast cancer.
On Sunday, October 16th Eta Nu Sigma will be walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Prospect Park (Brooklyn).
Join us or donate today!
NY CARES DAY
Give back to New York City public schools on October 22nd. Join our NY Cares team and help us makeover a school in East New York, Brooklyn. Registration is free, but we are asking for a small donation to reach our goal of $122 to help implement NY Cares programs year round.
Join our team!:
Date: October 22nd, 2016
Location: PS 557 K - Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School
Brooklyn NY 11207
Time: 8:30 AM- 2:00PM
Founders Day is quickly approaching and in true Eta Nu Sigma fashion, we are celebrating our 94 years of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service, ALL WEEK!
Our main event of the week is the Founders Day Mixer on November 11th. We want to see ALL of your beautiful faces there! Read on for more details on all events.
11/6/16 Sunday Night Football
We're "kicking off" Founders Week with an event that you don't want to miss!
Join us Sunday, November 6th for The Program: A Football Sunday Watch Partyin collaboration with the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Watch your favorite team play on one of many big screen televisions.
$5 Red Punch or $5 Blue Punch
11/8/16 Elections Watch Party
It's election day! Make sure you RHOck the vote!
After you vote, join Eta Nu Sigma and the Queens Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as we await the results of this heated and controversial Presidential Election.
Light refreshments will be served.
11/09/16 Spoken Word Event for Read Across America Book Donations
Join the Eta Nu Sigma Chapter, Brooklyn/Queens Alumnae of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. as we present a night of poetry, conversation and delicious cuisine while we raise funds for Read Across America Day 2017. Donate a book and get 10% off of your meal!
Location: Grandchamps, 197 Patchen Ave, Brooklyn NY
FOUNDERS DAY MIXER
Celebrate Founders Day with us!
On November 11th, Eta Nu Sigma AND Theta Rho Sigma Chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are hosting a Founders Day celebration that you do not want to miss!
At midnight, we are celebrating 94 years of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service with a champagne toast.
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Haiti Relief Efforts.
The eventbrite link is included
As always, you can purchase tickets through PayPal via Friends and Family.
VETERANS DAY EVENT
We are very excited to bring back our Veterans day event. The first one was a success as we distributed 25 care packages to the hospice unit and assisted with their annual memorial service.
On November 11, 2016, we will be distributing care packages to the Veterans at the St. Albans Community Living Center located at 179-00 Linden Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434.
The center has arranged a full day of events including an ice cream social hosted by a local Girl Scouts club.
PREMATURE AWARENESS DAY
Our prematurity awareness event is November 17, 2016 at Downstate Medical Center located at 445 Lenox Road Bklyn NY 11203. The event will take place from 5-7pm in the neonatal unit on the third floor.
We will be playing games and bonding with the new moms. Hope to see you guys there.
FEED THE HUNGRY W/PHI BETA SIGMA &
GREATER ALLEN CATHEDRAL AME THANKSGIVING
On Thursday November 24, 2016 we will once again feed over 200 seniors a sit-down home cooked holiday meal and deliver 50 additional meals to local homebound seniors. This event is now in its 45th year and continues to be a wonderful success because of volunteers like YOU!
This dinner is a true community effort that is co-sponsored by Heights and Hills, Grace Church and the Cobble Hill Health Center with assistance from the 84th Precinct and the Brooklyn Heights community. The turkeys, stuffing and sweet potatoes are cooked and donated by Cobble Hill Health Center and transported to Grace Church on Thanksgiving morning by officers from the 84th Precinct. Grace Church provides the wonderful location; table settings, paper goods and coffee, and desserts are baked and donated by people in the neighborhood.
Heights and Hills supplies the rest - cranberry sauce, vegetables, bread, cider and containers for delivery, and coordinates the festivities. We are so grateful to be able to do this work; this event not only feeds Brooklyn seniors in need who would otherwise spend the day alone, it allows all of us to be part of a caring community and experience a deeper sense of meaning for the day. We invite you to volunteer this year:
Where: Grace Church, 254 Hicks street between Grace Court and Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.
When: Thursday November 24th. Volunteers will arrive from 9am to 11am based on job assignment and should be prepared to stay until 2:30-3:00pm to help clean-up if possible. Dinner will be served at noon.
We will also be meeting at Grater Allen AME (110-31 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11433) at 9a Thanksgiving morning. Last year we were able to serve food to over 100 members of the Jamaica, Queens community. Join us as we give back again this year!
WORLD AIDS AWARENESS
Let’s unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV/AIDS and remember those who have died. It’s World AIDS Day.
More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 don't know it. Get tested. Know your status.
OPERATION PROM W/ KAPPA SIGMA
This year we are partnering with Operation Prom and Kappa Sigma as we collect donations for Operation Prom's Spring prom dress giveaway. For every gift we wrap, we will be collecting a donation! We will be meeting in Kings Plaza Mall on December 19th from 5p-9p.