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Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SIACelebrates 22 Years of Existence

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada (SIA) will celebrate 22 years of

July 30, 2012 -Boston, Massachusetts

sisterhood, leadership and service in Boston/Dedham, Massachusetts the weekend of Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th. The organization’s National Convention and Annual Founders Banquet will take place in tandem. Sisters from different regions will convene for a weekend of celebration, empowerment and inspiration.  This year’s theme, "Reigniting the Flame to Honor Our Foundation," was chosen by the body to convey the idea of the sisterhood’s unwavering light, passion and dedication.   The weekend’s activities will commence with a community service event early Friday morning, followed by a tour of Boston in the afternoon. The National Convention portion of the weekend will take place Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th and will consist of memberonly activities. During this time, members will have access to diverse professional development sessions and enrichment workshops.       The banquet will take place Saturday, September 29th at 7pm at the Hilton in Boston/Dedham, MA and is open to members, family, friends, supporters, and the general public.  The banquet will feature a keynote speaker, an award ceremony, dinner, music and dancing. In addition, there will also be a silent auction to raise funds for the organization’s Blue Ribbon Campaign, a national community initiative designed to promote awareness of the March of Dimes.   Janis Contreras, a Mid-Atlantic alumna states, "I'm looking forward to reconnect with Hermanas from other regions and meet new ones.  I’ve met so many great women through our network and have learned so much from the ones I’ve already met, it’s always a learning experience to attend our conferences, and not to mention, always fun!  I can’t wait to share in laughs and memories but most importantly to make new ones."

ABOUT HERMANDAD DE SIGMA IOTA ALPHA, INC. (SIA): SIA was founded in New York on September 29, 1990 by thirteen Latina women with the purpose of creating an organization that would help their communities, unite women, promote the Latino culture and uphold a set of distinct goals. Our dedication to scholarship, service and professional development within the Latino community has grown beyond New York, with chapters in several states including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas and California. We are also a 501(c)7 tax-exempt organization and we work in conjunction with the Solidaridad, Inspiración, Amistad Community Foundation, Inc.- a 501(c)3 Community Foundation committed to scholarship, service and professional development within Latino communities nationally. For more information go to www.hermandad-sia.org

ABOUT SIA NATIONAL CONVENTION AND 22nd ANNUAL BANQUET : Visit siaconvention.chapterspot.com for more information ,to purchase tickets and or to become an official sponsor. All sponsorship, donations and logos must be received by August 15, 2012. V P o f C o m m u n i c a t i o n s : Je s s i c a P u e n t e s , v p . c o m m u n i c a t i o n s . 1 9 9 0 @ g m a i l . c o m

SIA Celebrates 22 Years of Existence  

Sorority celebrates 22nd years of sisterhood in Dedham/Boston, Massachusetts on September 28th - Septemeber 30th.

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