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Motivating and inspiring is goal of new sorority president

2013-08-19T00:00:00Z 2013-08-20T17:13:07Z Motivating and inspiring is goal of new sorority presidentKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Cindy Stath is looking forward to motivating and inspiring members as the newest international leader of Sigma Phi Gamma sorority in Chicago.

A member of the sorority since 1985, Stath was elected international president July 13 at the Sigma Phi Gamma annual convention in Charleston, South Carolina.

“Sigma Phi Gamma is a friendship and service sorority founded in 1920," Stath said. "The members work together to raise funds or donate our time for worthy projects that support women and children.”

“I hope that my theme, 'Leadership by Example,' will motivate and inspire our members to reach out to other prospective members in new and different ways – for example, to use social media and our website to attract new members and to be open to new member ideas,” she added.

A Rensselaer native, Stath received her Consumer and Family Sciences bachelor's degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, and went on to receive a master’s in Executive Development for Public Service at Ball State University in 2000.

She later earned a Certification of Volunteer Administration in 2010, and is currently employed as director of Volunteer Services for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

She has also held the positions of chief operations officer for the  Girl Scouts of Tulip Trace Council and director of Girl & Adult Services in Bloomington.

“No two days are the same. I work primarily with adults who want to provide the best Girl Scout experience possible,” she said.

“But the time that I do spend working directly with girls, or see the results of what our Girl Scout volunteers do for girls, reminds me why I do what I do,” she added.

Stath is a member of Ridge United Methodist Church in Munster, and enjoys reading, quilting and genealogy. She resides in Dyer with partner Jim Barbee.

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