Greetings to my Florida Sigma Family,
I am so honored and privileged to serve as your 2020-2022 Florida Area Coordinator for the Sophisticated Southeastern Region. Florida has historically been a powerhouse state in the region and in the sorority in general. I want to help bring Florida to heights of great attainment especially as we approach our Centennial. We have a long and rich history of Sigma leadership coming from the Sunshine State including the honorable Past Grand Basileus Cleo S Higgins; what a humbling experience to be a part of that legacy. Let us show everyone how we get down in the south.
There is so much to do and so little time, but with the determination and hard work of my Florida Sorors, we will be fine. We have the opportunity of having our own specialty license plate. The magic number of vouchers for us to pre-sell is 3,000. Tell your sorors, family, friends, and supporters so we can get this thing RHOlling.
R3 is the way it must be. Sorors, let us focus on Retaining, Reclaiming, and Recruiting. We need to ensure that our processes align with the region and sorority. If we work on our operations, we can continue to retain our membership and increase our undergraduate to graduate retention. We also need to ensure our sisterhood is strong from within. What does that mean? Holding each other accountable and fostering friendships, growth, and leadership. If our bond is strong, we can continue to reclaim sorors back into the sisterhood, especially before Centennial. Social media and technology are going to be key to the growth of our sisterhood. Sometimes new things can be overwhelming and scary to tackle. We must embrace our ever-changing world and that means having a strong social media presence, which can entice aspirants. Women must know we exist for them to join our sisterhood. Let’s all embrace this 21st century world we live in, no matter how intimidating it seems at times. Imagine how much more incredible our sisterhood can be by embracing R3.
Alyce M. Perkins, PharmD
Florida Area Coordinator
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.