The number thirteen is sometimes associated with something adverse or negative. Ranging from the perception of being an unlucky number to something associated with bad intentions, an upcoming event in its 13th year is far from it. In fact, it provides a mature and engaging outing full of fun and festivity, along with supporting a good cause and greater purpose.
Hosted by the North Atlanta Alumnae Chapter (Iota Zeta Sigma) of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., the Sigma Lounge is one of the metro area’s “must-attend” events during the mid-fall. It takes place on Saturday, November 7th, at the Watkins Special Event Center (5843 Redan Road in Lithonia) from 7-11pm. As the chapter’s signature event, it is an event that many have circled on their calendar, and for good reason.
“This truly is a party with a purpose”, notes Toni Toombs Gordon (the chapter president) in our briefing this past Friday (October 25th). The semi-formal affair features a live performance complete with r and b and related favorites from local band and metro-area favorite Gritz and Jelly Butter. The festive atmosphere features ample time to meet, greet, network, along with enjoying the live dj (and dancing) and an invigorating atmosphere from the host organization.
Even more important is that there truly is a purpose behind the event. With a portion of the proceeds earmarked to support the chapter’s scholarship program, the event serves as a means in which members of the chapter are able to invest in the lives of young people with providing a measure of financial support for their higher education endeavors. Tickets for the event are available in advance for $30 per person. Potential patrons are encouraged to purchase their advance tickets online (click HERE for more details) or may contact a member of the chapter for making a purchase. For additional details, readers are invited to visit their social media page (click HERE for additional information).
Since the chapter’s founding on March 24, 2001, service is an integral part of their local and national platform. Ranging from the work with women via their national program, the Rhoers, to local programs such as (but not limited to) their work with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, they are in clear alignment with the mission and principles associated with their sorority’s founding on the campus of Butler University on November 12, 1922. As with this event (which is in its 13th year), they maintain a steady presence and influence in their immediate servicing area and beyond.
On November 7th, the members of the North Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are more than just “lounging”; it is about investing in the community via the sorority’s mission and motto of “greater service, greater progress”.