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CHAPTER NEWS The Albany GA Alumnae Chapter wore “Pink with a Purpose” to acknowledge National Breast Cancer Aware-ness Month. Members identified as breast cancer survivors were recognized and honored at the monthly chapter meeting held at Albany Technical College. Survivors were given gifts and tokens of love for their heroic bravery and continuous service to the communi-ty. An inspirational poem, “I Wear a Pink Ribbon,” was shared to enlighten the direct and indirect impact breast cancer has on society. All members were served “Pink Velvet” and strawberry cake. As advocates of the National Cancer Society, the Albany GA Alumnae Chapter encourages everyone to become educated about breast cancer and to receive annual physicals and annual mammograms. s Charlotte Alumnae Chapter and Phi Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. collaborated Feb. 14, 15, and 22 to build a special “Coleman Love” Habitat for Hu-manity house. The purpose of this three day collaboration was to give back to the community in love and service. “As two organizations who have the same mission to serve the community, we thought it would be befitting to put our collective hearts, heads, and hands together to sup-port the mission of Habitat for Humanity and the family that will occupy the house,” says Desiree Rew, president of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a long stand-ing partnership with Habitat for Humanity dating back to 1992. At that time, Delta was the first national Afri-can- American organization to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity. It was under the leadership of Dr. Bertha Max-well Roddey, 20th National President, that the partnership with Habitat was developed. “Deltas and Omegas have a long standing relationship which dates back to our Founders. When this opportunity came up to work locally with the Deltas it made sense,” said Joachim Rogers, basileus of Pi Phi Chapter. “Both organizations do so much in the community and through 22 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. partnering can have a greater impact.” To date, the event is a success. Members from both organizations quickly filled all volunteer slots. The com-pleted home will truly be a house that love built for a deserving Charlotte family! s The Chesapeake Virginia-Beach Alumnae Chapter extended an invitation to Tim Reid, Em-my- nominated actor, director, and producer, to take time while in the Hampton Roads area to return to his alma mater, Crestwood Middle School, in Chesapeake, Va., to inspire young students. Reid was in the Hampton Roads area hosting his first International Film Festival present-ed by the Legacy Media Institute Nov. 8-10, 2013. The festival showcased culturally diverse films while providing local, national, and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed, appreciated, and discussed. Reid, a 1963 Crestwood High School graduate, gave an inspirational speech to the students entitled, “If It Can Happen to Me, It Can Happen to You.” In his remarks, Reid told students that the seeds for whom he has become were made visible to him by his involvement in the myriad of extra-curricular school activities, nurturing parents and teachers, and fueled by his personal passion. Reid was grateful for the opportunity to encourage the young people and expressed his feelings of gratitude to be back at his alma mater, where he graduated 50 years ago. In celebration of the art of filmmaking, the Chesa-peake Virginia-Beach Alumnae Chapter hosted a recep-tion prior to the filming of “Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored,” at the Historical Attucks Theater & Cultural Center in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. s The Collier County Alumnae Chapter was chartered with 25 sorors Oct. 26, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Soror Cheryl W. Turner, Southern Regional director, and Soror Manica Pierrette, Southern Regional representative, served as the chartering officers. The Collier County Alumnae Chapter has the dis-tinction of being the only chapter in the Southern Region chartered in 2013.The chapter made further history by becoming the first historically African-American Greek-let-ter organization to be chartered in Collier County. The chapter’s service area includes Everglades City, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Marco Island, and Naples. The 25 charter members are Cynthia Griffin Battle, Dr. Della Burt-Bradley, Michelle Brice, Doris Cotton, Rhonda Cummings, Sandra Fulton, Rosetta Kirk, Jenise Griffin Morgan, Diane Haynes, Darlene Jackson, Deborah John-son, Dr. Thelma Johnson, Wilmide Joseph, Tonge Lawson, Crystal Moody, Marie Carolyn Perry, Mildred Pitts, Cynthia Powers, Christine Richet Rahmings, Alana Smith, Jennifer Williams, Michelle Williams, Shirley Williams, Dr. Pamela Wilkins, and Dr. Rozalyne Wright-Wiggerton. Sorors representing Broward County, Dade County, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Lakeland, Miami, West Palm Beach, Sanford, South Broward and Tampa Alumnae Chapters witnessed the chartering ceremony. Members of Albany GA Alumnae Chapter wear “Pink with a Purpose” for breast cancer awareness. Members of the newly chartered Collier County Alumnae Chapter, Naples, Fla. on October 26, 2013.


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