March 31, 2017 · Posted in National Updates · Posted by Lambda Theta Nu Sorority
Dallas- Ft. Worth, TX- March 13, 2017 · Lambdas from all over the country gathered in Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, this weekend, for their annual Dias de Las Rosas: Sisterhood Convention and Awards Ceremony. Both undergraduate and alumnae members came to reconnect with the organization through workshops focused on self-awareness and mindfulness.
The keynote speaker Leah King, the Sr. VP of Development at United Way of Tarrant County, spoke about the acceptance of being fearful while remaining fearless. Also, Kelly Simants and Cinthia Gonzalez, with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, shared eye opening information about breast cancer preventative care and community engagement opportunities.
In continuing with Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.’s community service pillar and the commitment to the advancement of Latinas in higher education, a special invitation went out this year to Girls, Inc. The members of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. inspired the young women of Tarrant County to be strong, smart, and bold.
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.’s undergraduate chapters and alumnae members raised $15,000 for their national philanthropy known as “Tijeras: Cutting Through to Enhance Educational Opportunities for Latinos.” They proudly announced this year’s Tijeras grant recipient: Women’s and Men’s Health Services of the Coastal Bend, Inc. (WAMHS).
Women’s and Men’s Health Services mission is to provide and promote preventive health services to improve health outcomes in South Texas. Specifically, the Tijeras grant will be used to support the Baby Box project to address maternal and fetal deaths in Texas which are higher than any other state and most industrialized countries. WAMHS believes that education helps people to adopt healthier lifestyles and supports stronger relationships, stronger families, and safer communities. They believe education is the front line of prevention for the more than 80% of Latinas being served by WAMHS.
As the weekend wrapped up Lambdas took away a renewed understanding of self-care and enlightenment. They recognized sisters’ organizational, professional, and personal accomplishments and had an unforgettable time in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. is looking forward to many more decades of organizational accomplishments and celebrations.