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JOURNAL Spring 2014 s19 do, but everything is a process and I am learning to pay them both equal attention. 3 If you could meet anyone from the Sorority’s history, whom would it be and why? I would love to meet our Founder Wertie Blackwell Weaver. As I am extremely close to my family and have al-ways found interest in knowing my history, I would be curi-ous to talk with her regarding her namesake. I’ve always wanted to trace back where I came from and while it may not lead to anything, I am sure it would be a phenomenal conversation. 4 What is your most memorable Delta moment? When the National Nominating Committee announced I won National Second Vice President. Talk about emotions that cannot be put into words, just overcome with joy. I knew running from the floor would take extreme execution, deter-mination, persistence, prayer and a load of faith; which it proved nothing short of exactly that. I think this will forever be embedded in my all-time most memorable moment’s right next to being initiated into this wonderful sorority. 5 What is your favorite piece of Delta parapher-nalia? It was the first gift I received as national second vice president from a soror during the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Conference. It was a pearl necklace with a two-sided gold Centennial pyramid pendant that Sorors Walker and Smith had been gifted earlier in the year. This absolutely gor-geous piece of jewelry will go down as a favorite of mine! Cheryl Hickmon National Secretary 1 Based on your Executive Committee position, describe your vision for the Sorority. My vision for the sorority as Na-tional Secretary is to establish and/ or build upon four areas: Establishing a Delta Record Retention Policy—I would like to see the Sorority establish a prudent prac-tice for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for the retention, de-struction, and archiving of sorority records and documents. Creation of a Delta Document Repository—A doc-ument management system to store and track all of the documents and important decisions of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Expansion of Communication—Expansion of our or-ganizational communication network for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to adapt our flow and direction of communica-tion to and from the National Officers, the National Head-quarters office, the chapters and of course the membership of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Define Roles and Responsibilities of the Chapter Secretaries—Effective and efficient follow-up on accurate chapter record-keeping that encompasses internal and ex-ternal communication, tracking of the chapter goals, meet-ings, agendas, and important documents. 2 Which point of the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust applies to your life the most? Why? Physical and Mental Health applies most to my life be-cause I work in the healthcare field, Delta Sigma Theta Soror-ity, Inc.’s health education programs, and in health and well-ness awareness programs for African-Americans and middle to lower income communities, which collectively blends my world of work with my public service commitment. 3  If you could meet anyone from the Sorority’s history, whom would it be and why? I had the distinct honor of having met one of my biggest Delta Idols, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. As Eastern Regional Director I was honored and in awe to have very personal conversations with Dr. Height about the National Council for Negro Women and leadership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her wisdom, intellect, and vast knowledge of historical facts was awe inspiring. 4  What is your most memorable Delta moment? I have had many memorable moments in Delta but if I had to choose one I would have to say attending my first Na-tional Convention as the voting delegate for Alpha Xi Chap-ter in Detroit and taking a picture with Founder Bertha Pitts Campbell – what is known today as a photo bomb – standing behind her as close as possible while the alternate delegate took the picture. 5 What is your favorite piece of Delta parapher-nalia? My favorite piece of Delta paraphernalia is a Delta Sig-ma Theta Sorority sweater with the Delta shield and all of my Delta information (chapter, number, year of initiation) that my parents gave me when I was initiated. I love that sweater, too bad it no longer fits! Terri Rivalte National Treasurer 1 Based on your Executive Committee position, describe your vision for the Sorority. My vision for the organization would be as National Treasurer to continue to enhance the integrity and transparency of the Sorority’s fiscal operations, recommend im-provements and develop strategies that strengthen the Sorority’s financial position, and further define guidance and processes to improve the financial re-porting to and in our chapters.


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