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Truth, Loyalty, Love and Friendship. The Phi Gamma Chapter of Omega Nu is a social and philanthropic organization of women in Modesto, CA. Since 1924, Omega Nu has created a strong network of women who make a positive impact in Stanislaus County through volunteering and fundraising events.
Omega Nu is a women’s organization with a history. There are over 12 chapters in Northern California, each of which serves its community through charity and service. The Modesto Chapter of Omega Nu was established on May 17, 1924. Today, we are an all-volunteer group of more than 55 women that hosts two fundraisers a year, as well as helping others through community service. 100% of the proceeds from these events go directly back to the community. Phi Gamma Chapter of Omega Nu has raised well over a million dollars in the last 20 years for community organizations that support women and children while keeping true to its pledge of “Truth, Loyalty, Love, and Friendship.”
It all began on Saturday, May 17, 1924, when the installation ceremony of the new chapter was held at the McHenry Avenue home of Helen Ayres. For this event Sacramento was the sponsoring chapter. The weather was “fair and cooler,” reported the Modesto News Herald, whose pages also revealed how different the times were on that date. Prohibition was in full swing, and advertisements touted ladies dresses selling for $12.50 to $18.75, crackers at 10 cents a box and soap at 5 cents a bar. Seven members of the Sacramento chapter traveled to Modesto to install the new chapter–quite a journey for the automobiles of the day.
The afternoon ceremony was preceded by a luncheon at the Hotel Hughson, followed by attendance that night at the Phi Alpha fraternity dance in the ballroom of the Hotel Modesto.
Throughout the decades Omega had sponsored many events to raise funds to support our community, since 2000, the sisters have raised well over a million dollars supporting local organizations that support women and children in Stanislaus County. Something we would not be able to do, if not for the faithful (and new) supportors of Omega Nu.
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