Article from our first issue of BUDDIE - 1925

Convention Talks and Toasts
By Irene Worley, Alpha Chapter

Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority was organized August 29, 1920, at the home of Phyllis Langstaff Royce, Hartford City, Ind. The charter members were: Phyllis Langstaff Royce, Violet Pettit Tindall. Fern Palmer Shick, Irene Waters Worley, Ursula Beitle, Evelyn Roderick, Mary Carrll, Edith Booher Messner and Edith Bocock.

Beta chapter was installed December 5 and 6, 1921, at the home of Mary E. Henry, Huntington, Ind., by four girls of Alpha chapter. Ten girls were pledged and initiated.

Gamma chapter was installed May 16 and 17, 1923 at the Gadsden Hotel, Douglas, Ariz. Ten girls were pledged and initiated by Phllis Langstaff Royce.

Delta chapter was installed August 8, 1923, at Muncie, Ind.  The chapter was installed by members of Alpha chapter.

Epsilon chapter was installed July 28, 1924 at the home of Mary Giltner, Marion, Ind. Ten girls were pledged and initiated by members of Alpha chapter.

Eta chapter was installed December 13 and 14, 1924, at the Oliver Hotel, South Bend, Ind., by members of Beta chapter and Phyllis Langstaff Royce. Eighteen girls from Mishawaka, Ind., were pledged and initiated.

Theta chapter was installed June 6 and 7, 1925, in South Bend, Ind. The pledge service was held at the home of Gladys Lambert, and the initiation was given in the Rustic room of the LaSalle Hotel. Edythe Voorhees, Edith Chalfant and Irene Waters Worley of Alpha chapter with the help of members of Eta chapter performed the initiatory work.

January 1934 issue of BUDDIE

My Reactions Toward Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority

By Mary E. Curl, Editor

I am one of eight new members of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority and I am glad of this opportunity to express my feeling of pride and gratitude in having received my invitation to join.

There seems such a wonderful air of friendliness and love about all the Sigma Phi Gamma plans and parties. Everyone seems to be working and striving to help a sister to a better enjoyment of life. When everyone else is giving their best and co-operating so readily, it makes me feel like jumping in and doing all that I can for Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. I want to prove that I am worthy to be a member and I want to share in all the experiences and undertakings of the sorority.

I think Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority ideals are splendid and fine and I hope I shall have strength of character to live up to them.

Article from our first issue of BUDDIE - 1925

Convention Talks and Toasts
By Irene Worley, Alpha Chapter

Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority was organized August 29, 1920, at the home of Phyllis Langstaff Royce, Hartford City, Ind. The charter members were: Phyllis Langstaff Royce, Violet Pettit Tindall. Fern Palmer Shick, Irene Waters Worley, Ursula Beitle, Evelyn Roderick, Mary Carrll, Edith Booher Messner and Edith Bocock.

Beta chapter was installed December 5 and 6, 1921, at the home of Mary E. Henry, Huntington, Ind., by four girls of Alpha chapter. Ten girls were pledged and initiated.

Gamma chapter was installed May 16 and 17, 1923 at the Gadsden Hotel, Douglas, Ariz. Ten girls were pledged and initiated by Phllis Langstaff Royce.

Delta chapter was installed August 8, 1923, at Muncie, Ind.  The chapter was installed by members of Alpha chapter.

Epsilon chapter was installed July 28, 1924 at the home of Mary Giltner, Marion, Ind. Ten girls were pledged and initiated by members of Alpha chapter.

Eta chapter was installed December 13 and 14, 1924, at the Oliver Hotel, South Bend, Ind., by members of Beta chapter and Phyllis Langstaff Royce. Eighteen girls from Mishawaka, Ind., were pledged and initiated.

Theta chapter was installed June 6 and 7, 1925, in South Bend, Ind. The pledge service was held at the home of Gladys Lambert, and the initiation was given in the Rustic room of the LaSalle Hotel. Edythe Voorhees, Edith Chalfant and Irene Waters Worley of Alpha chapter with the help of members of Eta chapter performed the initiatory work.

Excerpt from the
1930 issue of BUDDIE:

Sigma Phi Gamma Progress

While glancing through a book not so long ago, I happened to notice a paragraph, which impressed me very much. It was “Great oaks from little acorns grow, spreading their mantle of protection and security; inviting all to take advantage of the comfort and shelter afforded.” How much like the great oak is our own Sorority.

Little did the founders of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority dream that the little acorn of love they planted ten years ago, would grow to spread its friendly branches over the entire United States and Canada and become one of the largest organizations of its kind in America.