Roberta Warner Kirkpatrick and Elgene Sattler Roper met in 1983 at a pledge ceremony for Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority in Denver, Colorado. Both women had active work lives, and co-workers invited the women to join the group.
Sigma Phi Gamma was founded 95 years ago and is still going strong with five chapters in Colorado and 96 total chapters in 19 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority does philanthropic projects each year amounting to thousands of hours of donated time and nearly 250 million philanthropic dollars donated to organizations and individuals.
Throughout their years of membership, the two have maintained very busy lives with the sorority, and it has been such an enjoyable addition to their lives. Being part of the organization, volunteering for the service work and keeping up with all the information and events that go with being part of the sorority have continued to keep them active and in touch with the community.
More than 30 friendship-clinching years after their first fateful meeting, Roberta and Elgene moved to Lakeview Senior Living in Lakewood, Colorado, so they could live near each other. Being part of Sigma Phi Gamma means having a sister for life. They know in good times or bad, a sorority sister will be there to help no matter what. Even if it means living together to make life better!