Rhoer Clubs were originally founded in 1939 at the 14th International Boule of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority in New York City. The Rhoers consist of middle school and high school aged young ladies that are organized on a local, regional and national level. They participate in many of the sorority's community service activities as well as their own service opportunities. In addition, Rhoers help their own communities while they learn about their heritage and develop leadership skills. Today there are over 500 Rhoer clubs worldwide, and the membership is growing each year. Sigma Gamma Rho is dedicated to helping Rhoers to grow to be women of substance dedicated to service.
The Rhoer Club is a group of socially active girls achieving academic excellence, ranging from ages 12-17. Through this club, young ladies work to help each other and the community, while learning about their heritage. In addition, they receive scholastic assistance and mentoring from the women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
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Since its inception, Sigma Gamma Rho has promoted unity among women and for years many alumnae chapters worked with individuals who were not members of Greek-lettered organizations. These women were organized into auxiliaries that had various names until 1954 when the sorority officially approved the organized affiliate group and accepted the name of "Philo" (meaning Friend) as their official name.
In 1980, the Philos were organized on a national level and have grown to represent hundreds of women organized on a regional level as well. The Philos have contributed countless hours of community service and thousands of dollars to aid Sigma Gamma Rho's aim to enhance the quality of life within every community. You can learn more about the Philo Affiliate via sgrho1922.org.
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