CHAPTER NEWS A Sisterhood Called to Bay Area Houston Alumnae Chapter members along with 25 participating chapters across the state of Texas reenact the 1913 Women’s Suffrage March during the chapters annual IMPACT Day. The Bay Area Houston Alumnae Chapter participated in the annual Inspiring and Motivating Public Service Advocates for Community Transformation (IMPACT) Day during the Annual Statewide Meeting on March 24, 2012. The focus on the IMPACT Day was mental health. Various mental health professionals such as Dr. Valdesha Ball were on hand to share their research, knowledge and community involvement in mental health. Gulf Coast Center Mental Health professional Sarah Holt was also on hand to share community resources and techniques to live a mentally well balanced life. The theme for the event, “Feeling Black and Blue: A Changing of the Color Guard,” paid tribute to Delta’s Founders who paved the way and set the standard for supporting the rights of others and standing firm in the beliefs of defending the dignity of women in North America and around the world. The chapter reenacted the Women's Suffrage March held on March 3, 1913 in Washington, D.C. A historical short play depicting the “first meeting” of the African-American s52 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. women marchers was presented by chapter members following the march. The story was produced and written by BAHA charter member and historian, Helen Childs. Collaborating with BAHA as host sponsors were Galveston Chapter and LaMarque Alumnae chapters. More than 25 Delta chapters from the state of Texas, along with community residents, attended and participated in this momentous event. s The Bennettsville-Cheraw Alumnae Chapter sponsored a Health and Fitness Expo March 31, 2012 at the Marlboro Adult Education Complex in Bennettsville. Approximately 90 participants participated in the Health Expo that offered free health screenings such as, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index screenings. The community-wide health fair also highlighted the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Workshop sessions were presented by local health and fitness experts to encourage healthy eating options, fun physical activities and natural alternatives to good health. The chapter is committed to improving the quality of life in the com- Bennettsville-Cheraw Alumnae Chapter members sponsor community-wide Health and Fitness Expo.
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