SPG International Officers


Sandy

International President

"This is my story"

Hello,

I joined sorority at 23, it was 1977, in Jeffersonville Indiana and I was invited by a co-worker Beverly, who has become a lifelong friend in many ways.   I wasn’t sure what I was really committing to when I joined.   It wasn’t until I went to my first International Convention in 1982 that I truly understood.   At my first convention, all five of the Life Founders were present.   I was overwhelmed with the love and respect that was shown by all the women in attendance not only to the founders but to each other.   I continue to have that feeling each time I attend International Convention. 





Linda

International Vice President

"This is my story"

Hi I’m Linda. I’m a 30-year member of SPG! I joined SPG to make friends and help in my community. I worked in a male dominant industry as a UPS driver. I became friends with a lady on my route whose husband got deliveries often, for his home business. She started telling me about the things she did as a member of SPG, it sounded like just what I was looking for. After a while she invited me to some sorority events so I could see what SPG was all about. I liked what I saw and as they say “the rest is history”, I joined!

If you are looking to make friends and or help in your community, SPG may be just what you want. We offer Chapters in many states and have a Chapter in Canada as well. If there isn’t a Chapter where you live, we’ll help you start one or, we offer a Virtual Chapter which meets electronically, if starting a Chapter isn’t your thing and you want to belong. Give us a look, you’ll be glad you did!






Beth

International Organizer

"This is my story"

Hi, I’m Beth; I’m the current Sigma Phi Gamma International Organizer.

Sigma Phi Gamma was founded in 1920, on friendship and service to the community & those ideals are what we strive toward still today.




Renee

International Service Secretary

"This is my story"

My name is Renee. My journey with SPG began when I was invited by one of my friends to join her at an SPG social where they would be making Christmas items to sell in their booth at the local Christmas Ballet. I had a wonderful time and before I knew it I was pledged and then initiated in March 1971.

I married my husband Mike in October 1967 and we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this past year. Together we have three daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in law, two granddaughters, and five grandsons.

I have always been a people person and love being involved helping my chapter sisters hold fund raisers that enable us to provide financial assistance to worthwhile charities in our community. It is very rewarding knowing that our hard work makes life a little easier for the individuals we serve.

I’ve enjoyed serving SPG as an officer in my local chapter, and at the Province and International level. Meeting new SPG sisters from other chapters as I’ve traveled across the US and Canada has allowed me to develop lifelong friendships, which I cherish every day. I would like to encourage each of you to be active in SPG and serve as an officer if and when you have the opportunity. Remember, you get more in return whenever you step up to help SPG in any capacity!

Remember – Together we are one in Friendship, Service, and Community – Sigma Phi Gamma!




Sharon

International Editor

"This is my story"

Hello,

I became a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority in 2001. As a newly hired Physical Therapist that relocated to a small-town hospital, I longed to fit into the community. One grand lady invited me to join her friendship and service sorority. Since that time, my sorority Sisters have become a big part of my community, no matter where I am physically. You see, my husband and I have relocated 4 times since then, to follow career pursuits. In the fall of 2010, we sold our traditional home, donated nearly all of our possessions, to live in our 34-foot Airstream travel trailer. As early retirees, we are fortunate to winter in Florida and travel the rest of the year. No matter where we are with our Airstream, we are home. And, my Chapter Sisters are as close as my cell phone or laptop.

As a Sigma Phi Gamma Sister, I have held most Chapter offices including Girl Responsible. At the Province level I have been Organizer and President. I have also served as International Way & Means Chair, Eastern Area Expansion Team Member, International Nominating Committee Chair, and Virtual Chapter Committee Chair. When there has been a role to fill that I am suited for, I have answered the call to serve.

I am honored to be the International Editor. Collecting, editing and publishing the sorority news for my Sisters across the United States and Canada, is both challenging and gratifying. The goal of BUDDIE Magazine and BUDDIE Blog is to bring Sisters closer together in friendship through written communication. I will strive to consistently achieve that goal as your Editor.

Together We Are One in Friendship, Service, and Community - Sigma Phi Gamma!






Barbara

International Historian

"This is my story"

Hi, my name is Barbara and I have been a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority since 1996. At the time, my son, Christopher was in high school and not needing as much of my attention as I desired to give to him. So I asked my husband’s, Bruce, cousin, Judie how she became so involved in a sorority, when I knew that she had never been to college. Who knew there were friendship sororities, not just collegiate sororities! I admired and craved the friendships from this wild mix of women from all walks of life and every age group. Working in an assembly plant for General Motors, I was used to working with a broad range of people. This was so much better!! My first event was a bingo that the ladies hosted for the Easter Seals/ARC organization in Fort Wayne. There I met Violet Pettit Tindall and we talked about a lot of her experiences as one of the Five Founders of our Sorority. That sealed the deal for me. If I could have great friends, do service work for those less fortunate and have fun doing it, and travel around the country and Canada to meet more great women like me, I was definitely IN!! As International Historian, I am just doing my small part to keep the flame of this Friendship and Service within our Communities alive. I hope you take a chance and join us as a Sigma Phi Gamma sister!!




Robin

International Counselor

"This is my story"

Hello,

I have been a member of Sigma Phi Gamma, Delta Nu Chapter, for 30 years. At that time, I had a toddler and was pregnant with my second child. I needed to get out of the house and enjoy some adult time, so I checked out the group and joined. I love my Sisters of all ages and I love giving back to the community. We have helped so many people both at the International and local level throughout the years. This has helped me to become more aware of the blessings that I have and has helped me to grow as a person and as a leader.

My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We have 2 amazing children and, when my daughter was married 4 years ago and we added our wonderful son-in-law to the family tree.

I am a teacher of Kindergarten and 1st grade. I have been teaching for 30 plus years and still enjoy each and every student that I come into contact with. My personal mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of these precious children.

In my spare time, I love to garden, exercise, read, play puzzle games, hang out with friends, sing, dance, and play board games. My favorite thing to do is enjoy friends and family.

It is my pleasure to serve Sigma Phi Gamma for the coming year and I hope to get to know many more Sisters this year!!

 






Mary Ann

International Secretary/Treasurer

"This is my story"

My name is Mary Ann Tuer and I have been a member of Sigma Phi Gamma for 36 years and started in Anaheim, CA with Kappa Nu and transferred to Nu Upsilon, Las Vegas, NV in 2004. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I was voted in as your International/Secretary Treasurer in 2013 and I have loved every minute! Being in Sigma Phi Gamma has given me a confidence that I did not know I had and most of all have given me so many sisters in my life that I could literally drive across the United States and Canada (Eastern) and know I had a place to stay every mile of the way! How many people can say that? It is especially nice since I only have 2 brothers. I hope to be the Secretary/Treasurer for many years to come!
Love Mary Ann



  • I love SPG for the loving, caring and friendly ladies you come to know and love from all over the U.S. and Canada at the International Convention. The contributions to communities and nonprofit organizations are most heartwarming. SPG DOES make a difference thanks to our beautiful sisters.

  • Sigma Phi Gamma has always been a "girl thing" in my family including: my daughter, my sister, my niece, and my sister-in-law.

  • I love going to International Conventions!  Road trips with sisters, adventures and funny happenings, lots of great food, making new friendships, and renewing old ones... what better way to relax and have fun than with those you love- our SPG sisters