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Organized in 1922 "Forward”
We’re llie yiris of (lamina Sigma.
"liver forward” our motto true.
Though the years bring no tears or rejoicing Her code will be ever nett'.
At one of the girls’ assemblies late in the fall of 1922, Mrs. Mace. Dean of Women, dropped a bomb shell into the established order at Oshkosh N'ormal School. She made the suggestion that if any of the girls so wished they had the permission atid encouragement from the faculty of the school to form a society in addition to the two already in the school, the Alcthean and the Phoenix, since these two. with limited memberships, could assimilate only a small percentage of the girls enrolled. Immediately after the meeting. Flizabeth Brown called on Mrs. Mace for further information. As a result six girls. Ruth Raby. Charlotte Grooaninne, Gwendolyn Randall. Ida Riebc. Florence Graunkc and F.lizabeth Brown, decided to form a girls’ society.
For a name the girls had in mind a Greek letter, but no one knew anything about Greek. Searches through sorority and society papers failed to elicit a satisfactory name. Finally some one suggested that possibly some of the faculty members knew Greek, and Mr. Fletcher obliged the girls by offering several names. The motto "Forward” had been decided upon, but no satisfactory corresponding name could be found. Hence the musical and yet substantial sounding Gamma Sigma with the insignia 1- was chosen.
The society has been very successful in its work. Membership increased, and there has been increased study of art and literature. The programs at the meetings consist of musical selections, the study of literature or drama of some worthy author, and practice in the art of Parliamentary law. The society has taken a great deal of interest, and has been well represented in the extra-curricular activities such as forensics, girls' athletics, music and drama. Whenever the school has called for aid in activities, the society has tried to do its share toward making that activity a success.
Not only has the educational side of the society been interesting but social events have been greatly enjoyed, and have aided in making the year superior to others. The "pep” of the society which began in the fall rushing events and initiation, extended throughout the entire year. Upon the graduation of several members at the end of the first semester, several new members were initiated into the organization.
Several parties which were held with the brother society. Periclean, proved to be most successful. The Periclean pledges furnished Gamma Sigma meetings with real entertainment while they were being initiated.
The 1926 Homecoming was the largest since the organization of the society. A delightful banquet was held at the Athearn. and from the splendid time everyone had indications suggest that the Homecomings in future years will be even better.
An interesting feature within the society is the "Scrap-Book" which contains writings of all interesting society events, and in which pictures and letters of all members are kept. This book keeps the new girls in touch with the former sisters, and when the alumni come for Homecoming or any other social event, they find the book interesting and helpful in becoming acquainted with their new sisters.
The first formal prom which Gamma Sigma has ever given was held early in the spring. April 13. Invitations were extended to the alumni, and by the large number of responses, it was certain that the alumni had not lost interest in the society. The prom proved such an enjoyable event that it will become an annual affair.
The year would have been incomplete without a camping trip. As a final touch to the year's work the girls spent a week at the Waupaca Lakes before the long summer vacation.
In all we feel that Gamma Sigma has spent a most profitable and enjoyable year, and that we have lived up to our motto “Forward".
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First Semester Dorothy Sutherland Mildred Mf.nzel . Gertrude DeYoung Helen Kf.lsh Bessie O’Connell Dorothy Dokmkl
President . Vice-President Secretary .
Miss Corinne Kelso Miss Lucille Steed
Gertrude DeYoung Marian DeYoung Agatha Goggins Helen Kclsh Bernice Schomisch Myra Siebensolui Dorothy Sutherland Evelyn Van Roy Pearl Van Sustcrn Grace Jonas
Florence Jonas Olga Swanson Mary Curran Mildred Menzcl Bessie O’Connell Kathryn Tice Kathryn Washburn Leone Mongan Mable YVrevel 1 Florence Kenney
Second Semester Mildred Menzel . Kathryn Tice Kathryn YVashburn Helen Kelsh Agatha Goggins Bessie O’Connell
Miss Harriet Lockwood Miss Sarah Boom (Honorary)
Virginia Tenley Ruth French Dorothy Doentel Sarah McCormick Frances Stewart Margaret Xcbel Mercedes Robinson Eleanor Tice Grace Jonas Florence Jonas
French Gorwitz M. I)c Young Stewart Du well Xebcl
Mongan Robinson Curran G. De Young Doemel McCormick O'Connell Kenney Tenley Swanson Schomisch Sicbensohn Van Roy Sutherland Washburn Tice Menzcl Kelsh Goggins
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First Semester Margaret Kelly . Della Williams Evelyn Churchill Olive Gorman Elizabeth Herb .
Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Reporter .
FACULTY ADVISERS AND CHAPERONS
Second Semester Margaret Kelly Stella Peterson Evelyn Churchill Olive Gorman Lydia Klaeser
Florence Ackerman Evelyn Churchill Eileen Davey I-ois Finger Constance Foley Olive Gorman Evelyn Kepke Ethel Lamon Marion Macs Mathilda Ottman
Miss Ruth Willcockson
Mrs. Gladys Smith
Faculty Elizabeth M. Herb
Students Agnes Pederson Dorothy Smith Mary Van Hcesch Alberta Schultheis Margaret Beaton Leona Braun Alice Einbcrgcr Dorothy Haass Helen Hardgrovc Helen Heflfcrnan
Miss Celia Fredcrickson
Lydia Klaeser Stella Peterson Margaret Vollstcdt Elizabeth Gilboy Margaret Kelly Merida Peterson Christine 1-eary Naomi Tate Della Williams Mildred Hartig
Peterson HcfTron Finger Davey Ottman Tate Hardgrovc Vollstcdt Williams
Pederson Smith Heaton Leary (iilhoy Hartig Haass Schulthcis Foley Klaeser Kepke Ackerman
Van Hecsch Lamon Churchill Peterson Miss Willcockson Kelly Fredcrickson
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