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CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS IN DST: Sisterhood at Its Finest Hour Ispecial Delta soror—The Hon- for the occasion. Soror Johnnetta bond that they have shared.Soror Ann Robinson, daugh-Delta Pyramids and the 50-yearer of Ogilvie Transportation, pro-vided the limousine service gratist was a very special occasionbeing held to celebrate a very orable Arlene Louise Payne Robin- B. Cole, director of the Smithson- ter of Soror Robinson, expressed son. On September 15, 2011, Soror ian’s National Museum of African how proud she was to be a legacy Robinson was escorted by her line Art, stopped by to congratulate in Delta. She praised her mother sisters of the “Tremendous Ten” to her dear friend, Soror Robinson. for being a stellar woman, devot- the National Headquarters Offi Soror Elaine R. Jones, former gen- ed wife and mother, consummate ce of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. eral counsel of the NAACP Legal professional and compassionate to celebrate her 50th Anniversary Defense Fund, and 41-year friend leader. Soror Ann also thanked her as a member of the Sorority. Arriv- of Soror Robinson, was also in at- mother’s line sisters for support- ing in a white stretch ing her mother, espe- limousine, each line cially as her health sister was dressed in began to decline. She white attire lending also thanked mem- ceremonial status to bers of her mother’s the gathering. current chapter. Sev- Upon entering the eral Potomac Valley building, the fi (MD) Alumnae Chap- nite witnesses of Delta ex- ter members were in uded love, together- attendance at the spe- ness, compassion, a cial celebration. most of all, a spirit of Before the tribute sisterhood. Proud of to Soror Robinson the relationship they ended, the honoree developed over fi spoke, extending her ve decades and espe- Soror Arlene Robinson (FOURTH FROM THE FRONT) with her line sisters, dur- appreciation to all of cially proud of the per- ing her 50-Year Anniversary Celebration at the National Headquarters of the sorors assembled sonal and professional Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. PHOTO BY ANGELA HOLMES and to her husband accomplishments of William (Bill) who Soror Robinson, the was present. In her re- line wanted to ensure that she re- tendance. In her salute to Soror marks she told how she and one of ceived recognition for her 50-year Robinson, Soror Jones stated: her line sisters had the pleasure of membership ranking before suc- “You are a role model for the sis- meeting Soror Dorothy I. Height at cumbing to her terminal illness. terhood…you are so humble and a regional conference after being Their love and appreciation self-effacing…you epitomize Delta Deltas for only a few weeks. for the sisterhood that they shared sisterhood. We are grateful to you, Soror Robinson was an advo- inspired kind gestures from oth- we love you.” cate for children and families. As ers, refl Soror Robin M. Jacobs, direc- an attorney with The D.C. Offi ce ecting Delta sisterhood at its fi tor of the Eastern Region, and So- of Corporation Counsel (now the nest hour. Soror Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, National Presi- ror Anna Riley, chapter president District’s Offi ce of the Attorney dent of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, of Potomac Valley (MD) Alumnae, General), she was chief of the taking time out of her busy work where Soror Robinson held mem- Child Support Section. She worked day, telephoned Soror Robinson bership, presented the 50-Year at the DC Corporation Counsel for during her visit to National Head- gold medallion to Soror Robinson. 13 years and during her tenure quarters to congratulate her on Several of “Tremendous Ten” line she was able to improve legal pro- celebrating the milestone anniver- sisters presented remembrances cedures related to child support, sary. Soror Sheila Ogilvie, co-own- and refl neglected and abused children, ections on their days as CONTINUED ON PAGE 108 103 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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