Williamsburg Alumnae Chapter scholarship recipients during JOURNAL Summer 2013 s59 film’s producer, Dorothy Holford, introduced the film, which provides accounts of the Watts Riots and the untold story of Joyce Ann Gaines. The San Jose State Gospel Choir also performed their talent under the leadership of Soror Virginia Roberts. Proceeds from the event went towards San Jose Alumnae Chapter’s community service projects. s Virginia Northern Neck Alumnae Chapter brought International Awareness to the Northern Neck of Virginia as they proudly hosted the African Children’s Choir in concert at the Northumberland High School in Claraville, Va. on Dec. 3, 2011. Comprised of children ages 8-12, the choir educated and entertained an audience of approximately 700 residents of the Northern Neck and surrounding areas. Through the assistance of local area churches, businesses, individuals, and other non-profit organizations, the chapter was able to mobilize and organize funds to conduct cultural workshops at two local area middle schools, provide accommodations for the choir’s 3-day visit, and provide the choir’s parent organization, Music for Life, with a donation of more than $10,000 to support educational and humanitarian programs across East, West and South Africa. Acting as ambassadors for Africa’s most vulnerable children, the choir travels around the world to raise awareness and show that despite the desolate circumstances from whence they come, each member has beauty, dignity, hope and unlimited potential. s On May 5, 2012, the Williamsburg Alumnae Chapter kicked-off their commemoration of May Week with their annual Scholarship Breakfast, by honoring the best and brightest of the class of 2012. Soror Cressondra Conyers, a charter member of the Williamsburg Alumnae Chapter and recently elected by the Virginia General Assembly as Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge for the counties of Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex, was the guest speaker. The seniors from the Sorority’s service received scholarships and book awards totaling $4,000. The commemoration continued on May 8 with a Financial Fortitude Workshop and the week ended with members providing assistance and refreshments to the Williamsburg James City County Headstart graduation program. s Xi Alpha and Stone Mountain Lithonia Alumnae Chapters celebrated Founders Day Jan. 2012 by sponsoring a theatrical production to showcase Delta Sigma Theta and United States history. The performance titled, “The Delta Imprint,” featured prominent sorors through dance, stepping, acting, singing, and video footage. The theatrical review began with the inception of the organization and ended with a stirring tribute to the Founders. The program concluded with a rousing countdown to the Centennial. Comprised of sorors with one to 57 years of dedicated service, cast members expressed similar sentiments about being involved with the inaugural production. “Participating in ‘The Delta Imprint’ made my first Founder's Day more memorable than I anticipated,” said Xi Alpha chapter historian, Ivory Assan. “It was great to be with sorors of all ages.” “I don’t know when I worked so hard for Delta and loved every minute of it” said Delta Dear Billie Sanders, who was initiated through the Beta Epsilon Chapter on Dec. 15, 1955 and served as the narrator. “I enjoyed being around my young sorors – it revitalized me!” s May Week Annual Scholarship Breakfast. Members of the XI Alpha and Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae celebrate Founders Day 2012 with a theatrical performance,“The Delta Imprint, 99 Years of Delta in the Making.” The African Children’s Choir perform during a concert sponsored by Virginia Northern Neck Alumnae Chapter.
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