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52nd National Convention C O V E R A G E Behind the Scenes with the Convention Coordinator “If you promise you must deliver.” That philos-ophy became the underly-ing mantra of the 2015 Steer-ing Committee of the 52nd National Convention in Hous-ton, Texas in July 2015. In fact, there were a few basic tenets that were the foundation for the committee and its coordi-nator, Soror Josie Daniels. Ap-pointed by the National Pres-ident, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, Soror Daniels was committed to executing her job to sup-port Dr. Walker and her vision. “When I received the word that I would be the con-vention coordinator, I jumped on everything instantly and started to work immediately with the hostess chapters,” said Soror Daniels. “It became imperative that there was di-versity on the steering com-mittee, encompassing energy, creativity, and protocol.” She was fortunate to sur-round herself with great so-rors Having followed the Centennial Cel-ebration who were committed. Soror Dan-iels was of no consequence be-cause and her committee also wanted the sorors were intent on hav-ing to make sure to keep an element of this convention in authentic surprise for all the inbound sorors. “Blazing” Southwest style. s10 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Delta Sigma Theta Cowgirls with Class. Whether or not you cap-tured a photo with the cowgirl sil-houettes or felt extra special with the pearl lanyards, the Houston Con- BY SORAYA WILLIAMS FARVER In a candid interview, Soror Josie Daniels, convention coordinator for the 52nd National Convention, discussed with Soror Soraya Williams Farver the motivations and the person-al themes that propelled her and the National Convention Steering Committee to make the 52nd National Convention a success. Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President, presents Soror Josie Daniels with an award for her work as convention coordinator for the 52nd National Convention. Soror Cassie Levy, member of Subur-ban Houston-Fort Bend, also presenting. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER


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