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Message from the National President Dear Sorors, While reflecting on the numerous Centennial Cele-brations around the world honoring the 100-year anniversary of our beloved sisterhood, it is under-standable if any of you felt it difficult to say “good-bye” to 2013. There is no doubt that 2013 was “our year” to highlight our Sorority in a way befitting the memory and legacy of our Founders. And no one will dispute that we took a page from Frank Sinatra’s classic song and “did it our way.” Even in the midst of the Torch Tour stops, galas, bus trips, and marches, our service to communities never shifted and Dr. Paulette C. Walker our stance on social advocacy never wavered. We must now move forward into the next century of service. There is no rule book that says 2014, and the subse-quent JOURNAL Spring 2014 s years, can’t be our year(s) as well. You may hear the phrase, “the next century of service,” numerous times dur-ing this administration only because I want you to understand what those words truly mean. Reaching 100 years is a milestone and an extraordinary feat, but our “uncompromising commitment to communities” did not end January 13 or Janu-ary 31, 2013. Now, more than ever, we must keep that vigor and anticipation we felt when we watched our float stroll down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena or when over 40,000 of us convened in D.C. for the 51st National Convention. It is my hope and prayer that all of our sorors realize the significant role they play in laying the foundation for how future sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the world will look upon us in this moment – right here, and right now! Sorors, we made history, now let us guarantee the future and sustainability of our organization through our “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment.” In Service, Leadership, Empowerment, Dr. Paulette C. Walker National President


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