BE GREATER WITH SIGMA
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority visualizes a world in which all women and their families reach their full potential in every aspect of life and are able to create unlimited opportunities for future generations.
how it started...
FIVE WOMEN, ONE UNITED VISION
In January 1974, at the Florida Area Meeting of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated held in Tallahassee, Florida, the Regional Syntaktes Verneka Silva reported a list of cities that had been identified as key cities in Florida without a chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho. Orlando was one of the cities listed.
Soror Patricia Tomblin volunteered to spearhead organizing a chapter in Orlando. After much work was done by Soror Inez Fort, and Soror Patricia Tomblin, Delta Mu Sigma (DMS) Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Incorporated was chartered under the leadership of Soror Patricia Tomblin as the first Basileus of the chapter.
The chartering ceremony was held on Sunday December 1, 1974 at the Howard
Johnson located on West Colonial Drive. The ceremony was presided over by Soror Verneka Silva, the Southeastern Regional Syntaktes, from Miami, Florida. The guest speaker for the occasion was Past Grand Basileus Dr. Cleo Higgins from Daytona Beach, Florida.
Chapter charter members included: Sorors Margie Cason, Cynthia Cone, Inez
Fort, Ramona Manning, and Patricia Tomblin.
Soror Ramona Manning is still a member of the Delta Mu Sigma Chapter, is a Cultured Pearl and has had continuous financial membership within the Sorority and Chapter since its chartering.
The Delta Mu Sigma Chapter has grown over the years while servicing the greater Orlando area. We have formed partnerships with local organizations such at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission, Special Olympics, Track Shack, and several others. We will always continue to serve to help uplift the community.