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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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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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Organized in 1923 "For I he Sake of Gain”
LAMBDA CHI TOAST Oh Lambda Chi.' Oh Lambda Chi! li e will ever cheer thy name, liver will we "wear the colors That f roelaim to all. our fame.
In September 1923. the Lambda Chi society of the Oshkosh Normal School was organized. The chief aim of the founders of the society was to further musical culture. Since there had been no society in the school devoted to the study of music, a group of young women who were interested and talented in this field, founded this society. Three of the young women most instrumental in founding this society were Dorothy Smith. Eunice Smith and Lillian Mosliug. Miss Lila M. Rose, former music adviser, did much to promote interests in music among the members. Miss Ruth Willcockson. who has been faculty adviser of this group since its organization, has devoted her time generously and whole-heartedly to the end of constant growth and betterment.
Membership in the society is based upon high scholarship and talent and interest in music. The society endeavors to carry out its purpose by having a part of every pr« gram devoted to music study. In this study is included the history of the music of all nations and races, the lives of famous composers and their masterpieces, and opera s and operatic stars. This study is in most cases augmented by selections on the piano, violin and other musical instruments.
In Phi Beta Sigma, the Honorary Scholarship Fraternity, Lambda Chi was well represented. having contributed thirty-three and one-third per cent of the total number of student members of the class of 1920. The Misses Katherine and Marie Kafer 26. had the distinction of being the first in their class in scholarship.
In the field of extra-curricular activities, the society has always given ample support. A large percentage of the members have belonged to the Glee Club, and several members have played in the orchestra, Lois Finger 27. during her one year at school here, has been the accompanist for the Glee Clubs. Orchestra, and Quartette.
Miss Eunice Smith ’25 was editor-in-chief of the Quiver for that year. In 1926 several members of the society were active on the Quiver Staff and Miss Dorothy Smith was the associated editor for this publication.
In 1923 Miss Dorothy Smith ’27. representing the society in Liter-society Oratorical contest, won first place and gave Lambda Chi the distinction of winning the Anger Oratorical Trophy the first year after its presentation.
Lambda Chi has always participated in inter-society debating and each year has had one or more members on the Debate Squad. The Misses Dorothy Smith. Stella Peterson and Margaret Kelly have represented the society in this activity.
In other organizations such as the Junior League of Women Voters. Y. P. C. A. and Marquette, members of Lambda Chi have taken active part and have held offices.
In social functions Lambda Chi has been especially active this year. The first affair given by the society was a sleighride. Two "bobs” took members to the Golden Pheasant, where dancing was enjoyed.
O11 February 18 an informal dancing party was again given as Marie Arno’s Dancing Studio. A representative crowd was present and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
If anyone had been near the Balcony at 5:30 on the morning of April 12 he would have seen twenty or twenty-five girls heading toward Menominee Park. This group was composed of lambda Chi girls starting off on a breakfast hike. After an honest-to-goodness campfire had been built the girls fried bacon and eggs. When breakfast was over a drizzling rain began to fall. After the crowd had enjoyed the questionable pleasure of a walk home in the drizzle, the rain stopped in time for them to walk to school in the sunshine.
The Spring Formal was held May 7. the formal dance given yearly by the bmUla Chi Society.
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