January 2020
New Year's Greeting from National President
"What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet." — Anne Frank
The beginning of this new year and decade is filled with the hope that our unimagined dreams and aspirations are within reach. I wish you courage to embrace opportunity and confidence to pursue the things that you want most. May 2020 be filled with peace, love and happiness. 

Happy New Year Sisters...
Let’s Make It a Gr ∆T One!

 -- Margaux Manley Lima
Alpha Mu-Miami
SDT Loves Pitt
Sigma Delta Tau is recolonizing our chapter at the University of Pittsburgh. 

We are looking for outstanding undergraduate women from all class years , freshman through senior, to be the founding sisters at Pitt. 

We hope you will tell us about any women at Pitt you would love to see as part of our sisterhood. Please provide their information so we can share this unique opportunity with them. 
If you live in the Pittsburgh area and would like to help with our special recruitment January 30 - February 2 or with the chapter advisory team please contact us at  nationaloffice@sigmadeltatau.org . Our alumnae are our best ambassadors so please follow us @SDTatPitt and help us share about SDT returning to Pitt!
Save the Date!
Sisters' Night Out will be held on March 25, 2020. Learn more about what events have been hosted in the past.
Alumna of the Year Award
Congratulations to Lori Weinstein, JWI CEO, who has been selected as our 2020 Outstanding Alumna. We hope to present this award to her at the Diamond Banquet at National Convention in June in Philadelphia.

More details on Convention 2020 will be coming soon.
JWI Women to Watch
Congratulations to the Sigma Delta Tau alumnae who were recognized at the JWI 2019 Women to Watch Leadership Awards, held on December 16th in Washington, DC. Heidi Hookman Brodsky and Jessica Goldman Srebnick were among this year's honorees. The event also celebrated the retirement of JWI CEO, SDT Alumna of the Year and honorary initiate Lori Weinstein.
A lumnae Mentors Needed
How did you transition from college to career? Did you face any circumstances that challenged you?  
More likely than not, your career is not exactly how you thought it would be when you were a student, whether that be drastic changes to your career path or slight changes, it is probably not identical to what you envisioned as a student.  
Sigma Delta Tau’s mentor program is a great way to get involved and give back to your sisters. We understand the importance of having guidance and insight as somebody makes that transition from college to career. 
We would like you to be a mentor for a Sigma Delta Tau sister so then you can empower her to be better professionally prepared for whatever career challenges she may not realize are on the horizon. 
It is about a 5-hour time commitment over the course of the Spring semester (February-May). To get involved, click below to submit the  mentor application . Please sign up by February 11th.
Seeking Torch Magazine Submissions
Work has begun on the Spring issue of the Torch . Please remember to submit news on Alumnae Connections, Where are they Now, and Stream of Life. Please submit information by March 2nd.
Job Posting
Sigma Delta Tau is proud to partner with Jewish Women International in support of their mission to empower women and girls. Presently, they are searching for a Vice President of Women’s Leadership and Development.
Gratitude Jar: A New Family Tradition
Lifestyle Feature By: Cerise Mazur, Gamma Xi-Montclair State University
With the new year we often think of new resolutions. Why not try a gratitude practice for 2020!? Last year I was away for an overnight health & wellness retreat in beautiful Cape May. One morning when we were journaling, we spoke about practicing gratitude and all the many benefits that come with it. 

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful; it is gratefulness that makes us happy.”
-- David-Steindl Rast

To become one of our Lifestyle Blog Writers or have an opportunity to write a one-time feature, please email Jasmin Santos at jasmin.santos1014@gmail.com .
We want your opinion
SD T wants to know what you want to read! We want to ensure that our newsletter is not only informative, but also interesting. However, in order to make this happen, we need YOU to let us know what you want to see! 
Fill out this form to leave your opinion. Your opinion can include likes/dislikes from previous newsletters, lifestyle features you are interested in, or topics you would like to see incorporated. Basically, any thoughts that you have about the Newsletter are welcome!  
GEICO Member Discount
Did you know Sigma Delta Tau sisters may be eligible for a special discount on your auto policy? Get a  free quote and see how much .
Mission & Values
Mission Statement

Sigma Delta Tau empowers each member to reach her fullest potential by enriching the experience of women with similar ideals, building lasting relationships, promoting civic responsibility and fostering personal growth.

Individuality : Enable each member to be her authentic self and empower her to reach her fullest potential through leadership and personal skills for academic and professional success.

Connection : Create a sense of belonging and meaningful relationships for sisters, not only in the sorority, but also within the community and world around them.

Engagement : Participate in a lifetime experience which provides opportunities and a network of personal and professional support for every phase of a sister’s life.

Community : Instill a sense of philanthropy and generosity in sisters and build purposeful partnerships to enhance the mission and goals of the Sorority.
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