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Regional Conference Highlights SOUTHERN REGION ▲ JUNE 26-29, 2014 ▲ TAMPA, FLORIDA Hands On Approach to Service Delta Newsletter SPRING 2015 • 11 Southern Region Takes The Southern Region participated in five community service projects based on the Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust during the 44th Southern Regional Confer-ence in Tampa, Florida. Under the theme, “A Call to Service: Dynamic Deltas—Hands On for Progress,” the Southern Region teamed up with Alpha House of Tampa to present a work-shop on economic development, with focus on financial fortitude. Alpha House offers homeless pregnant wom-en and mothers with young children safe housing. The women receive the tools they need to become self-suffi-cient, effective and responsible parents. In addition to the workshop, the region donated twin sheets, pillows and gift cards to Alpha House of Tampa. Focusing on physical and mental health, a group of Deltas loaded a bus from the Tampa Convention Center to Whispering Oaks to fellowship with residents of the center. Deltas danced and played games with the residents of the nursing and rehabilitation center. Members helped to host an education empower-ment session with the Computer Mentors Group, which provides opportunities for educational and employment success by bridging the technology divide for populations without sufficient economic resources. Under the international awareness and involvement thrust, the region donated school supplies and gift cards to the Bahamas Ministry of Social Services, which provides assistance to underprivileged school children to meet their basic needs—i.e. school uniforms, meals, tuition, books, and tutoring. IMPACT Day would not have been complete without a session on political awareness and involvement. The re-gional social action committee presented a forum on Stand Your Ground laws and dispelled several myths concerning the laws around the country. By Kanika McKerson Myra E. Mitchell, Bahamas Coordinator (SECOND FROM LEFT), along with sorors from the Southern Region present school supplies collected during IMPACT Day at the Southern Regional Conference to teachers and guidance counselors from Queen’s College Primary School in Nassau, Bahamas.


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