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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S CENTRAL REGION Rev. Boyd reminded collegiate Central Region AWARDS the torch and that their silence would Sisterhood Luncheonsorors that their ancestors passed ▲ Regional Director’s She cited the statistics for HIV/AIDS “Caring Women Whobe devastating to their communities. Award among African-American women, Met the Challenge for • Donna Douglas, Wichita saying HIV/AIDS awareness is an ex- Constructive Change”Alumnaeample of where the collegiate voices • Richelle S. Clark, St. Louis should be heard in the community. Alumnae Sorors Alecia Peterson, Robin BY GLENISE A. CLOUDY • Denver Alumnae Omicron Pi Chapter at Southeast Tfor the Sisterhood Luncheon ofhe Gateway to the West, St.Louis, served as the backdropTaylor and ShaQuina White fromMissouri State University said Rev.Boyd’s speech was inspiring, em- Chapter of the Year• Kansas City (MO) Alumnae ▲ ▲ Regional Program powering, and a provided a wonder- the 45th Central Regional Conference Planning and ful refl held June 3, 2011. Sorors from 51 ection on a personal collegiate Development Awards level. chapters across the region dressed in • Collegiate, Kappa Alpha, University of Oklahoma • Alumnae, Kansas City (MO) Alumnae ▲ National Program Planning and Development Committee Award • St. Louis Alumnae, EMBODI Program (3rd Place) on the theme, Rev. Boyd provided a defi nition of blueprint which she said was appropriate given her career in engineering. She stated further that “blueprint is a plan of action, a plan for something, not given to change.” While building upon the Soror- ity’s foundation of Christian prin- ciples, Rev. Boyd quoted scriptures Central Region sorors attend Club Delta “Sole Fest” during the Central Regional Confer- from the Bible to illustrate her point. ence. PHOTO BY ANTHONY CARTWRIGHT Rev. Boyd is also an ordained itiner- ant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. While outlining Alumnae sorors enjoyed the lun- white dresses attended the luncheon. their contributions to the Sorority, cheon speaker as well. Soror Jessica The luncheon theme was “Caring Rev. Boyd highlighted the achieve- Warren from Omaha Alumnae Chap- Women Who Met the Challenge for ments of many sorors, who were ter said she appreciated Rev. Boyd’s Constructive Change.” Central Re- history makers with a long list of ac- “honesty and frankness.” gion Director Sandra M. Lucado and complishments. She asked the colle- After closing remarks by Soror Central Region Representative Eulo- giate sorors two questions: “Are your Rushing, the afternoon came to a nda Rushing hosted the event. actions speaking as loud as your close with the announcement of col- Dr. Doris Graham, regional chap- words?” and “Where are the voices of legiate awards. ▲ lain and member of St. Louis Alum- this generation?” nae Chapter, gave the invocation. 32 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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