Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month, History Book Special and Ruth Barnes Replica Membership Pin

November 2020 is Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month

During all of November and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st Birthday,
complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century: 1919-2019, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-history-book/.
This book can serve as a special award/recognition for chapter members or guest speakers, or as a holiday gift.

There is still time to hold a fall 2020 initiation of new members!

Remember that the limited-edition, Ruth Barnes replica membership pin (pictured above)
is issued to every new member initiated through December 31, 2020
to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s very first, formal initiation ceremony on May 1, 1920.

Remember that guidelines for remote (ZOOM) ceremonies are available at
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

November 2020: National Charter Month, Remote Poetry Recital on 11/14 @ 4:00pm (EST), Sigma Delta Pi’s History Book

November is Sigma Delta Pi’s National Charter Month!

Recital Virtual de Poesía


To celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st birthday and National Charter Month, join us via ZOOM
(link forthcoming) on Saturday, November 14 from 4:00-5:00pm (EST) for our
inaugural national poetry recital.

Recite a poem in Spanish or simply attend!

To perform during the event:

  • Poems may be original (authored by submitter) or by someone else, and must be in Spanish; no poem may exceed 2 minutes when recited (reading is acceptable).
  • Initial restriction of 2 poems per chapter (not 2 poems per member, but 1 poem per student member); participants must be Sigma Delta P members and active members of the Society.
  • Preference given to our student members of the Society.
  • Those planning to recite a poem must send it via e-mail as a specific request to sdpnational@gmail.com by November 6. E-mail must include student’s complete name, home chapter, a copy of the poem, and identification of the poem’s author.
  • All Sigma Delta Pi members are invited to attend, but only those with submitted and accepted poems may recite.
  • Depending upon the number of submissions, these rules may be modified to ensure robust participation (e.g., a chapter could have more than 2 persons reciting, and chapter advisers may recite depending upon).
  • All questions to sdpnational@gmail.com.
  • Zoom details will be sent to all the week of 11/9.

During this entire month and to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st Birthday on November 14,
complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century: 1919-2019, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website:

 https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-history-book/.

If you have not yet held a fall 2020 initiation of new members, why not plan an initiation ceremony in November to celebrate Sigma Delta Pi’s 101st B-day and National Charter Month?
Remember that guidelines for remote (ZOOM) ceremonies are available at  

https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Latest History: Special Offer for Month of May

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Published in hard cover on April 28, 2020 by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic MonographsSigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 is now available at Amazon (click here).

During the entire month of May to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi Day on May 1, complimentary copies of T. Earle Hamilton’s 1995 Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, 1919-1994 (218 pp) and LaPrade and Del Mastro’s 2005 Recounting a Decade, 1995-2004 (37 pp) will be included with each purchased, signed copy of Del Mastro’s 2020 book, available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

If you missed the May 1 Facebook Live reading of select chapters from this book, the recording is found at “Reading of Sigma Delta Pi’s New History (click here).”

Sigma Delta Pi’s Latest History Book Now Available

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Published on April 28, 2020 by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic MonographsSigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019 is now available at Amazon (click here).
Signed copies are also available at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

If you missed Friday’s (May 1) Facebook Live reading of select chapters from this book, the recording is found at “Reading of Sigma Delta Pi’s New History (click here).”

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” This Friday, May 1, 2020: Join Us for Tonight’s Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: This Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

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Sigma Delta Pi’s 240-page history has just been published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and is now available at Amazon (click here for purchase). Signed copies by the author are also available for purchase at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website (click here).

At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” This Friday, May 1, 2020: RSVP for a Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: This Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Book Cover 2020-final

Sigma Delta Pi’s 240-page history has just been published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and is now available at Amazon (click here for purchase). Signed copies by the author will be available in early May 2020 for purchase at Sigma Delta Pi’s national website.

At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

“Sigma Delta Pi Day” on May 1, 2020: RSVP for a Live FB Reading of the Society’s New History

“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Friday, May 1, 2020

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.

To celebrate the centennial of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, Sigma Delta Pi will host a special live event on Facebook:

Rediscovering a Century

Sigma Delta Pi’s 239-page history will be published next month
by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs.
At 7:30pm (EDST) on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live (click here to RSVP) the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history.   Sigma Delta Pi’s members and friends are invited.

_Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019_ to be published by Sabio Books

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society is very pleased to announce that

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will publish the history

Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019
By Mark P. Del Mastro

in spring 2020 to commemorate the Society’s centennial.

More information forthcoming in the months ahead…