They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Last weekend I traveled to New Orleans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Epsilon Mu chapter of Gamma Phi Beta. I've said it many times but being a Gamma Phi continues to be a very important part of my life. I love the memories of good times in college, I love annual "beach retreat" trips with the girls I was in the chapter with, I love my alumnae group and the friends I have made through it, I love keeping up with sisters on facebook and seeing how much we've grown event though it weirds me out that some of y'all have kids, and let's face it I love pink. I know many sisters could go this weekend or there might be people out there just curious about why someone almost 30 would still care about their sorority so I'm telling about the weekend with pictures and some Gamma Phi songs. I tired to match lyrics to pictures but I'm captioning them just in case so y'all what know what the picture is.
Please note: I did borrow a few of these pictures from facebook but I can't honestly remember whose were whose so If you don't like a pic just shoot me a message.
Gamma Phi Beta welcomes you here
(T-shirts for weekend)
Come and enjoy our fun and our cheer
(crowd shot of the Welcome reception. all the decor was pink and white)
Were on Loyola's campus, sorority row
The new Loyola signs, apparently they got tired of the letters being stolen)
A Gamma Phi Shout! A welcome hello
(the crowd at the welcome reception as they started come on Eileen after letters from Eileen and her biological sister who started the tradition were read)
Oh would you like to be another Gamma Phi?
(spring 2003 / Class of 2006 representing)
And wear the pearls and crescent on high
So come on along and we'll show you why, all over this land #1's Gamma Phi!
(King cake in Gamma Phi Beta letters)
We are the Gamma Phi Betas
(Planning committee members, the lady in the middle is the current chapter advisor and not an EM alum)
We'd like to tell you that we're so glad you're here
(goodie bags from the chapter, each had greek letters a heart and our name - just like the signs we got the morning after Bid Day!)
We're sisters ever true , Friendship for me and for you
(Gamma Phis there during my years )
We'd like to take this chance to welcome you Gamma Phi Beta girls!
(candy bar at the crawfish boil)
Remember Gamma Phi Beta
(family photo: My grandmom / big Sarah in the middle)
Remember when you're away
(group shot of Come on Eileen- which the chapter still does and Drink a Beer - which is questionable if the tradition continues)
Remember the friends you made here
(with my Dot, which they now must call littles, Colleen)
And don't forget to come back someday
(the celebration weekend planning committee, thanks ladies for bringing us back!)
Remember the pink carnation
(Founding EM members receiving pink carnations and words of thanks from the current EM chapter President)
The crescent in the sky
(the back design of the t-shirt we all received)
And keep truly ever with you the memory of Gamma Phi
(group photo at the cocktail reception, alumnae only)