PAT AMLIN: I went to Lou’s in the middle of January. Of course attended Omega Province and stayed until February 13, then on to my Grandson’s in Gainesville. While there he and his wife had my new great granddaughter by C-section. Nola Grace was 32 weeks but very small, just 1lb, 1.3oz. She is breathing on her own, but is getting some oxygen and has a feeding tube. Rachelle (mother) had been in the hospital for over a month, baby being monitored. The hospital knew the baby would be small and were prepared. Sure looking forward to seeing everyone in June. Love, Pat
LINDA BANY: In July, my Chapter celebrated our 60th Anniversary with a lovely Victorian Tea. It was a beautiful occasion filled with memories and our history as Sisters in Sigma Phi Gamma. Those years have gone by too quickly. In August, my kids and their spouses and grandkids had our first annual whiffle ball tournament weekend at my neighborhood park. Everyone had a blast (especially Grandma). Anytime family gets together it is special. I’m looking forward to an early spring and of course International Convention in South Bend in June! Hope to see many of you there! Love to all, Linda
HELEN BIALES: It seems as we get older time goes by faster than ever. Life has been good. Lots of golf, travel, bridge, and volunteer activities. I look forward to seeing my SPG Sisters in South Bend.
CAROL BOND: Another busy year has passed since International Convention. Indianapolis was a great fun. However, the city had a surprise welcome for us. June 24, the day after we arrived, Indianapolis had a tornado and we spent about 30 minutes in the tornado shelter next to the hotel. This was a first. Seeing new sights and revisiting a city is always fun. Our twins group spent time in Skokie, Illinois, saw some Chicago sights and ate some Chicago food. If you are ever there and have a chance to visit the Museum of Science and Industry, do it. Connie and I are looking forward to seeing what’s new in the South Bend area. Just wish it was easier to get to. See you all in June.
LINDA BULLINGTON: Hi Dear Sisters! I enjoy helping out in my grandson’s second grade classroom when I can, kids are so smart, and at least I can still help with their class work at that age! I also Serve as treasurer for the PTA, plan movie nights for the families to enjoy, and chaired the Christmas craft event with help from some of my sorority Sisters, all of that keeps me out of trouble. I’m looking forward to South Bend where I’ll be running for International Service Secretary (again). Hope to see you in South Bend!
LIZ COCHRANE: Is it Spring yet? This has been a record breaking year here in Massachusetts for snow fall and cold temperatures. I am so looking forward to spring and of course to Convention. I will be so honored to preside over the 2015 Convention being held in South Bend, Indiana. I have enjoyed the time serving as your President this year. My Province visitations were to warm sunny Florida, even warmer to Tucson, Arizona, and then I completed my visitations spending time with the Beta Ladies in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My hope is that we have a fabulous turnout to South Bend and I promise hugs to all. Love you, Liz
DIANE COSTELLO: It has been a busy year for me. Roy and I re-married the first of September, sold our respective homes, and bought 17 acres 2 miles outside of Bloomington on the South side of town. We moved in the weekend before Thanksgiving, had painters on the following Monday and Tuesday, and Thanksgiving dinner in our new home on Thursday. The following week I started caring for my 6 week old great-grandson (#4) when my granddaughter returned to work. After losing 2 of our Life Members within a little over a year, 3 of us attended Lambda Province for a much needed rest and reconnection with our Lambda Sisters. There will be four of us in South Bend and can hardly wait to see everyone! Love to all, Diane