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Serve: Transforming Lives, Impacting Communities JOURNAL Spring 2014 s75 Development. The profits will fund community service proj-ects of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter and other nonprofits as well,” said DSTDFI President Jessye V. Franklin. Startup funding for the store came from Sorority fund-raisers, DSTDFI board member contributions and a loan from the Michigan Women’s Foun-dation. The store is located at 26205 Greenfield, in the Sher-wood Square Plaza, in South-field. DSTDFI is accepting do-nations of new and gently used items. For more information, visit TwiceNiceResale.org or call 248-424-8650. s Fairfax County Alumnae Chap-ter celebrated their 20th anniver-sary with a Red Shoe Jazz Luncheon held at the Hyatt Dulles on May 18, 2013. The celebration was attended by more than 400 present and former FCAC members, dignitaries from the area, members of the Divine Nine and past scholarship recipients. The Heritage and Archives Committee displayed artifacts and other memo-rabilia along with a special video pre-sentation featuring historical photos and events of the Chapter’s proud history. The festivities began with 21 of the 34 living charter members, five past chapter presidents, the current president and the past South Atlantic regional director, Soror Linda Wilson, walking the red carpet. The highlight of the event was the keynote address given by Soror Margot James Cope-land, national president of The Links, Inc. and member of The Delta Foun-dation board of directors. Continuing the spirit of edu-cational development even in the midst of the celebration, the chap-ter awarded seven deserving young ladies $20,000 in scholarship money. Over its 20-year history the FCAC has awarded $250,000 in scholarships to young female students from Fairfax County and surrounding Northern Virginia areas. The FCAC was chartered on May 22, 1993 by 36 visionary women com-mitted to establishing a chapter that specifically targeted the distinct needs of the Fairfax County commu-nity in Northern Virginia.   “The Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soror-ity has made an impact on the North-ern Virginia community and the glob-al community over the past twenty years in the areas of health, econom-ic development, education, social ac-tion, and international awareness,” said Regina Milteer-Rock, president of FCAC. “We plan to continue our community service projects for de-cades to come.” s The Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter celebrated the 10th an-niversary of its chartering during a weekend of festivities March 8 – 10, 2013. The theme for the event was “Celebrating our Past, Our Present and Our Future.” The activities for the weekend included a reception at the Berkley Hills Country Club, re-dedication ceremony, jazz brunch, worship service and chapter lun-cheon.   The (then) national first vice president and past Southern regional director, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, was the special invited guest and keynote speaker for the jazz brunch. Other sorors in attendance in-cluded: Beverly Smith, national sec-retary; Patsy Pattman, North Georgia state coordinator;  Sandra Horton, Southern Region, member, National Scholarship and Standards Commit-tee; Carolyn Jackson, Southern Re-gion Protocol and Traditions chair; Shirley Williams, Protocol and Tradi-tions chair, Georgia, and Cynthia Wil-liams and Rosa Paris, Protocol and Traditions chairs, Tennessee). Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter celebrates 20 years.


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