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Members of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter celebrate the chapter’s 10th Anniversary. Karren Grant and Angela How-ard served as co-chairs for the 10th anniversary event.  Dr. Shenila Hill Rodriguez is chapter president. The chapter received acknowledgements from the Governor of the State of Georgia, Gwinnett County board of commissioners, and the mayor of Lawrenceville, Georgia.  The chapter attended worship services at Friend-ship Baptist Church and presented Sunday school children with healthy snacks in support of Delta’s goal to reduce childhood obesity. s Houston Metropolitan Alum-nae and Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter hosted joint Founder’s Day celebration at the Sugar Land Marriott Hotel on Jan. 25, 2013. Approximately 875 sorors and guests attended the celebration themed: “Celebrating a Silver with a Centennial, Always Putting Service First.” Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President, was the guest speaker. The honorary chairs of the event were Soror Sarah Brown, past president of Houston Metro-politan Alumnae; and Soror Zona Jef-ferson, past president of Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae. The chapters participating in the event were Bay Area Houston Alum-nae, Houston Metropolitan Alumnae, North Harris County Alumnae, Sub-urban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae and Delta Gamma at Texas South-ern University. In addition, Sorors in leadership roles were present from Bay City Alumnae, Brazosport Alum-nae, s76 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Galveston Alumnae, Houston Alumnae, Huntsville Alumnae, Kappa Mu at Sam Houston State University, Prairie View Alumnae and Eta Beta at Prairie View University. A recep-tion was held to welcome Soror But-ler- McIntyre and included the pres-ence of honorary member Alice F. Hammond of Alexandria, La. Soror Hammond is a retired captain of the United States Air Force and travels regularly to attend the event. Wanda Smith, Area Cluster 3 chair, and So-cial Action Commission member, City Councilwoman Wanda Adams were in attendance as well as other City of Houston council staff members. s The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History recently partnered with the Inkster Alum-nae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and AARP Michigan to present “Praise Song for Mandela,” a celebration of the life of Nelson Man-dela that also honored the contribu-tions of 10 Detroit-area anti-apartheid activists. Mandela, who died on Dec. 5, 2013, was one of the world’s most respected and adored leaders. The event, chaired by Soror Kim Trent, commissioner, National Social Ac-tion Commission, highlighted both Mandela’s activism and his healing leadership of South Africa as its first post-apartheid president. “Madiba was a once-in-a lifetime leader and our chapter members thought it was very important for us to reflect upon and celebrate his life during Black History Month,” said Soror Soraya Williams Farver, presi-dent, Inkster Alumnae Chapter. More than 250 people attended the event at the Wright Museum’s GM Theater, which featured a power- Over 30 Houston Metropolitan Alumnae sorors appeared on Channel 11 News’ Great Day Houston with Host Deborah Duncan, the week of the celebration as a Founders Day News blast.


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