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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S National First Vice President Paulette Dr. Daley stepped in because she has audience in giving Dr. Daley a stand- C. Walker offered greetings while in- a servant’s heart. Dr. Rice said, “The ing ovation at the end of the speech. corporating the region’s theme in following words of a well-known song “Although we miss Soror Freeman, her message. Although there was apply to Soror Daley: ‘If I can help it is such a treat to hear from Soror no formal keynote speaker, the need somebody, then my life will not be in Daley,” said Soror Abram. for “change” was echoed throughout vain.’” Dr. Rice also noted Dr. Daley’s Attendees were most defi nitely the event including the music which commitment to constructive change looking forward to hearing Soror was provided by the Denver Alumnae and her demonstrated leadership Freeman, who resides in the Central Chapter’s Denver Deltarettes. skills. Region, provide words of wisdom and During the luncheon, Soror Luca- inspiration; and, therefore, do recognized the six state coordina- were delighted to view a brief tors for their efforts during her term video during the luncheon in offi highlighting Soror Freeman’s ce. After lunch and fellowship, the region’s achievement awards distinguished career and ser- were announced. Sorors in the region vice to the Sorority. During the with 50 or more years of service were video Soror Freeman spoke of also recognized for their milestones. the importance of being politi- The Sisterhood Luncheon offered cally involved and leveraging sorors an opportunity to fellowship the Delta network. Addition- and refl ally, she made it clear that ect on the achievements of sorors and chapters in the Central sorors must participate on Region. ▲ election days when she said, “If you don’t vote, don’t com- Central Region Social plain.”Several chapters and so- Action Luncheon rors received awards during the luncheon, including Soror “Caring Women Who Central Regional Director Sandra Lucado addresses Mary V. Clarke of the St. Louis Met the Challenge for sorors during the 45th Central Regional Conference Metropolitan Alumnae Chap- Constructive Change” in St. Louis. PHOTO BY ANTHONY CARTWRIGHT year the Sorority was founded,ter. She was born the same 1913, and she was recognized BY SOROR RITA HOLMES-BOBO During Dr. Daley’s presentation, for celebrating 71 years as a Delta. she encouraged attendees to get on "I have seen our Sorority achieve Tthat Deltas are always ready clutter of narrow views and false am proud to continue to serve as anmany great things during my 71years of membership,” she said. “Iboard the train of social justice andto do so with “bags” free from thehe Central Region’s Social Ac-tion Luncheon demonstrated to step in and assist. Dr. Thelma T. pretense. She provided suggestions active member of this great sister- Daley, the Sorority’s 16th National of items to place in our bags such hood.” President, graciously accepted the as history—to recognize the power Social Action Awards were pre- request to step in and serve as the of women throughout the years; sented to Kansas City (KS) Alumnae luncheon keynote speaker, when it wisdom—to understand that Deltas and Tulsa Alumnae. Soror Farella was determined that the scheduled must continue to be pioneers; excel- Esta Robinson of Kansas City (MO) speaker, 14th National President lence—to do your best regardless of Alumnae Chapter was honored with Frankie Muse Freeman, Esq., would whether the job is big or small; pur- the Frankie Muse Freeman Award. be unable to participate due to an in- pose—to make sure Deltas fi Regional Director Sandra Lucado nd it in jury that occurred the day before the order to achieve it; and optimism—to closed the luncheon by expressing conference began. always demonstrate positive feelings gratitude to all participants and say- Dr. Louise A. Rice, 23rd National and courage. ing how proud she was of the “Cou- President, was called upon to intro- Soror Gayle Abram of the St. rageous and Charismatic” Central duce the speaker and explained that Louis Alumnae Chapter joined the Region. ▲ 33 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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