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CHAPTER NEWS Columbus (OH) Alumnae Chap-ter’s Arts and Letters Committee partnered with the Nu Phi City- Wide Chapter to host “An Intimate Conversation with author Wil Hay-good” event on Sept. 10, 2013. Hay-good is the writer of the novel “The Butler: A Witness to History.” Hay-good took the audience on a histori-cal journey as he recounted the mo-ment that he first knocked on Eugene Allen’s door and met with the ad-mirable butler and his wife, Helene Allen, to seeing his words and their lives come to life on the big screen. Haygood shared the surreal moment of collaborating with Lee Daniels and an all-star cast to capture the experi-ence of the events that occurred lead-ing up to Allen’s time served at the White House and the emotional mo-ment when Allen witnessed President Barack Obama being sworn in during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. The evening was filled with many bouts of laughter, some tears and overall genuine appreciation that the A Sisterhood Called to story of Eugene Allen was document-ed and not lost in time. s Detroit Alumnae Chapter made history when its affiliated founda-tion— s74 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Delta Service Through Detroit Foundation, Inc.—opened what’s be-lieved to be the nation’s first-ever re-sale shop run by a black Greek-letter organization. Twice Nice, an upscale resale shop, opened for business on Nov. 29 and has been successfully raising money for Delta initiatives and other community service projects ever since. The opening of the store was cel-ebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Soror Brenda Lawrence, mayor of Southfield, Mich., the city in which the boutique-style shop is located. “This venture is an example of bringing economic development to this community and another example of Detroit Deltas on the move to sup-port granting to the community and to support our robust programming,” said Detroit Alumnae president Mar-cia Jackson at the ribbon-cutting cer-emony. The shop features children’s and adults’ clothes, furniture, house-wares and other gently-used fashion-able items. “Twice Nice offers far more than recycled goods. It’s a multi-faceted approach to meeting the Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, par-ticularly Economic and Educational Wil Haywood (CENTER), author of the “The Butler: A Witness to History,” discusses his book with members of the Columbus (OH) Alumnae Chapter during their Intimate Conversa-tion book discussion. Carolyn Cassin, president, Michigan Women’s Foundation and Sorors Marcia Jackson, president, Detroit Alumnae Chapter; Jessye Franklin, president, Delta Service Through Detroit Foundation, Inc. (DSTDFI); Brenda Lawrence, Mayor of Southfield, Mich.; Mardi Woods, past president, Detroit Alumnae Chapter and Ni-cole Huffman, president and CEO, Lifeline Consulting open the doors to Twice Nice upscale resale shop. Photo by Eric Hobson


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