International Badge Day Display at CSUSB
For Immediate Release:
Karen Serrano, 909-615-6706
San Bernardino Alumnae Panhellenic
Date: March 3, 2011
International Badge Day: A Time to Remember
Monday, March 7, 2011
Fellowship, leadership and a lifelong commitment to community service are the daily themes in the lives of sorority women — from our college members to alumnae.
On Monday, March 7, these women — who number in the millions — will celebrate International Badge Day during National Women’s History Month. On that day, all of us will honor our separate and distinct Greek-letter affiliations by wearing our badges or letters.
It’s a day set aside to acknowledge successful women around the globe, whether they are U.S. senators or university freshmen working for humanitarian aid in far-away continents.
The National Panhellenic Conference, one of the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the world, is not alone in celebrating and acknowledging all that women do. Other groups, such as the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations and the National Multicultural Greek Council, celebrate in their own diverse ways to recognize women.
Each group is distinct in its fraternal bonds, and each will celebrate in different ways. But all will be celebrating the diverse interests of women.
On March 7, campuses and chapters across the globe join to celebrate achievements in science, community, government, media, literature, art, sports, medicine — and those female leaders who have had an impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women everywhere.
Each year there are still “firsts” for women; some are recognized, some are not. Let’s pause to take a moment and reflect on all that we do in our deeds and words and recognize the milestones achieved.
The San Bernardino Alumnae Panhellenic was chartered in 1928. Currently there are members from 5 panhellenic sororities and hoping to grow. These members are Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Keeping with this year’s theme of “Keep Your Fraternal Experience Close to Your Heart,” the San Bernardino Alumnae Panhellenic will have a display at California State University, San Bernardino, at the John M. Pfau Library for national badge day. It will be up from February 14, 2011 through March 31, 2011. The display features Greek alphabet, Greek pin posters, facts and information about Panhellenic.
In this community, San Bernardino Alumnae Panhellenic is doing great things by providing scholarships to local high school and collegiate women and volunteering hours to local non-profits. Imagine what may happen during the next year as we continue to work together to break down barriers. Women rarely travel their paths alone. And we won’t on this special day either.