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51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e Soror Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President “passing the torch” of leadership to Dr. Paulette Walker. JOURNAL Spring 2014 s61 speak with President Obama; the sadness and internalized pain felt when the verdict was announced in the case of Trayvon Martin, which was shortly followed by a glimmer of hope when At-torney General Eric Holder expressed his concerns on the issue and the actions he will take; to the joy felt when former Secretary of State Hill-ary Clinton walked on stage during one of our plenaries; proudly initiating our six ex-traordinary honorary mem-bers; the accomplishment felt when we unveiled at the street renaming of ‘Delta Sig-ma Theta Way’; and gratefully and humbly being able to cel-ebrate it all with seven past national presidents left me overwhelmed and overjoyed. It was a time I will never for-get.” Soror Butler-McIntyre de-scribes her tenure as a “boun-tiful blessing” to not only see the Sorority reach 100 years, but also lead the Sorority at that critical time. “The ‘blessing’ to lead the Sorority is an awesome gift that God bestowed upon me, but what made it ‘bounti-ful’ was to be at the helm dur-ing the centennial.” Upon leaving office, Soror Butler-McIntyre extended gratitude and love to all sorors for their out-standing support and commitment to “transforming lives and impacting communities.” “I am grateful to have been leading the journey at the 100 year mark that helped to enhance the commitment of our calling. Standing now with the seven past national presidents who have served before me and with me in my journey, remembering the four who started with me – Sorors Height, Harrison, Canady and Kennedy – and whose lives I celebrated in presiding during their Omega Omega services and those who went before me, I am thankful to God to join their ranks and know that I have done my best to strive and attain for Delta.” Now with her successor at the helm, whom she calls “The Dynamic and Dutiful” Dr. Paulette C. Walker, she looks forward to Delta Sigma Theta taking its stellar service and impactful programs into the next century. She plans to be right there, giving her uncompromising commit-ment, as requested by our National President. “The world needs to know our work has really just begun,” said So-ror Butler-McIntyre. s


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