Penguins Waddle to the Waterfront

On Friday, May 5th, the sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma at the University of Delaware attended their annual White Rose Spring Formal at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City, MD. The venue provided salad and soup while the sisters snapped photographs with the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay as their backdrop. The evening continued with a delectable dinner and dancing. The formal concluded with bite-sized desserts. Below are some photos of our gorgeous GSS girls.

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Special thanks to the White Rose Committee for giving us such a spectacular night!

Penguins “Brave the Storm” for Service Partner

On April 22, Gamma Sigma Sigma sisters drove, walked, or rode the bus to Newark High School for Relay for Life. The annual Cancer Walk in memory and support of 3.5 million cancer survivors, patients, advocates, volunteers, caregivers, and researchers world-wide began with Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt who walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, in May 1985.

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Gordy Klatt with two of his colleagues.

“Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.”

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To find a Relay near you, click here and enter your zip code: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=relay_find_event

To donate to Relay, click here: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=relay_donate_now

This year, The GSS Team raised $2,420.55. UD raised a total of $15,433.02 for one of our National Service Partners, the American Cancer Society. Our Relay for Life reps, Melissa Langer (Beta Lambda) and Nicole Panzitta (Beta Lambda) were extremely proud and thankful for all the ladies who ‘braved the storm’ to Relay! 

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Shivering Sisters huddle together, proudly holding our letters.

Each year, participants can send pictures and memorials to be compiled into a Luminaria Slideshow. Due to the rain and wind, the slideshow was not shown this year at the event, but can be found by clicking the link below.
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Jamie Ahlers (Beta Mu), left, and Alanna Downey (Beta Lambda), right, didn’t let the rain stop them from entering the hula hooping contest! 
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The Beta Gamma team shirt featured a ~Hawaiian~ vibe this year.
Once again, thank you to all who help to make relay a continuous success! 
Remember…“Life isn’t about braving the storm, its about learning to dance in the rain.”

Sisterhood by the Sea

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Beta Gamma Sisters smile and display the Gamma Sigma Sigma symbol in the Cape Henlopen State Park. 

Last weekend, GSS Beta Gamma Sisters traveled to Cape Henlopen, Delaware for their annual Cape service trip. The overnight service project features fun in the sun and sand along with cleaning cabins for the state park’s summer staff and life gaurds. 

“The Cape trip was some of the most fun I’ve had as a sister in Gamma Sig. I loved spending time with my sisters exploring the park and taking lots of photos on the beach. The service project was also a great way to end the trip! I would definitely go back and do it all over again!” -Jillian Honaker, Beta Mu

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Jillian, Beta Mu (left) pictured on the beach with her little, Cecelia Stoltz, Beta Nu.

“I loved the car ride down, it took about 1.5 hours but it was so much fun to just jam out with my fellow sisters to T. Swift and the Jonas Brothers. While at Cape, one of my favorite things was playing Quelf, a super fun board game that makes you do crazy things! The project was also super fun and it was great to hear the people who work at Cape Henlopen express their gratitude and we were able to see how much we were actually helping them. They are super dependent on volunteers like us and it’s nice to see the impact we can have. The project was super fun and we got to clean up a dorm room for their upcoming summer staff and got 4 hours for it. Overall, it was a fun trip full of bonding and service!” -Jess Jang, president, Beta Iota

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Beta Gamma sisters, once again displaying the GSS hand symbol in front of the house they helped clean! 

“My favorite part of the trip was bonding with so many sisters and going to the beach! We got 4 hours of service for cleaning the dorm. I would definitely go again!” -Nina Davila, Beta Nu

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Nina poses with sister Carolyn Prieto on the surf.

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Thank you for all of your hard work, penguins! We look forward to future trips to the beach!

Fall Ball!

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Those are some pictures from Fall Ball of our lovely sisters!

Thanks to the wonderful Maddi, Fall Ball was a true success! This is the one time of the semester that sisters can gather together for a big event and get all dressed up. With this unity event comes great food, amazing dancing, and lots of fun (and LOTS of pictures!)

Fall Ball was different this year because there were so many creative ways to document these memories! There was one corner dedicated to fun props that were customizable! There was another corner dedicated to fun pictures with 2 different sets of letters, another area for just plain funny and goofy pictures, and then there was the wonderful Rob taking fun and quirky videos for us filled with goofy glasses and silly string, but he also had an assistant who took amazing candids of us jamming out to our favorite songs on the dance floor.

For those who missed out, let me tell you, the food was delicious! There was soup, salad, and an entree! Don’t even get me started on that chocolate cake! The music was fun, the dance floor was pumpin, my stomach was full, and I was super happy bonding with my sisters!

Fall Ball was amazing and I can’t wait until White Rose next semester!

Sister Retreat

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Unity in Service

On September 27, 2014 the sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma spent a day event retreat at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware. Over 90 sisters attended and participated in sister activities such as writing letters to soldiers, getting-to-know-you games and even a game of Wiffle Ball! Not only does Gamma Sig do service, but we also promote a friendly and fun sisterhood. #stophazing #startbonding

Check out these cool pictures from the event!

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