In late July 2010, at our 53rd Biennial Boulé in Palm Springs, California, two members of Sigma Gamma Rho were inspired to expand the work of Sigma beyond its longtime home base of Boston, MA. Charged with their duty to serve, Janet Shaw and Heather Moore returned to Massachusetts ready to seek out a community in need of “Greater Service” and were eventually led to Brockton, a community in need of resources that would become their base of operations.
After enlisting the support of four more Sorors, the women proceeded with the development of the charter to be deemed Lambda Kappa Sigma, officialized by Past Grand Basileus Joann Loveless at the Northeast Region Midwinter Meeting in LaPlata, Maryland on January 29, 2011.
The charter members of Lambda Kappa Sigma are: Janet (Allen) Shaw, Heather Moore, Nicole Bullock, Deidre DeGraffenreid, Alisha (James) Morrissey and Tiesha (Lewis) Whittaker.
LKS Mission Statement:
To directly address issues that impact the women, youth and underprivileged members of South Shore Massachusetts communities through concentrated programs and support of local initiatives.
LKS Statement of Purpose:
Lambda Kappa Sigma Chapter aims to improve the quality of life for all members of the communities we serve by creating access to resources that meet basic needs, opportunities for professionals to engage in the betterment of their community, and consistently supporting community organizations whose goals align with those of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Left to Right: Nicole Bullock, Alisha Morrissey, Deidre DeGraffenreid, Janet Shaw, Heather Moore. Not pictured: Tiesha Whittaker.
Chartering Ceremony Reception, January 2011.
Left to Right: Tiffany Davis Nealy (Area IV Coordinator), Marica Harris (NER UCC), Deidre DeGraffenreid, Heather Moore, Vanetta Cheeks-Reeder (NER Syntaktes), Nicole Bullock, Janet Shaw, Alisha Morrissey