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51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e The Few, The Called, The Chosen: Voting and Alternate Delegates of the 51st National Convention by Shanté Morgan-Duriseau While the job of the voting was a great experience,” said Soror the direction of our organization for delegate may be one of Desirae Juanetta Lowery, president years to come,” said Harris. “The the least sought after du-ties, of Xi Rho Chapter at Morris College chapter delegates all make up Grand it is indeed one of the most im-portant and first time delegate and conven-tion Chapter and you cannot do the work roles a chapter member can attendee. “I wouldn’t change of the Sorority without the commit-ment play. That same sentiment is shared anything,” said Lowery. from the delegates.” by both new and vet-eran delegates as con-veyed during Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 51st National Convention in Wash-ington, D.C. Nearly 800 voting delegates committed themselves to carry-ing out the business of the Sorority through-out convention week. It is significant to note because it is required of all chapters to have a voting (or alternate) delegate present and seated at all plenary sessions; knowledge-able of parliamentary procedures and Delta Sigma Theta’s Con-stitution Voting and Alternate Delegates conducting the business of Delta Sigma Theta during the 51st National Con-vention. PHOTO BY DONAMARIA JONES and Bylaws; and up-to-date on the issues presented during the conven-tion. There are many sorors like So-ror “Serving as a delegate helped me As one could imagine, the level Latoiya Brooks Harris, president to see the sisterhood and support of responsibility the voting delegates of the North Harris County Alumnae among the delegates,” said Soror take on can leave little to no room for Chapter, who has served as a dele-gate Wanda Graham, president of the Val-ley participating in convention fanfare eight times during regional con-ferences Forge Alumnae Chapter and first outside of the plenary room. and National conventions. time delgate. “It was an eye-opening “Although the hours are very de-manding “The delegates have an impor-tant experience,” said Graham. s and the days are long, this task to fulfill which can shape s28 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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