Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S they possessed and wished to share. Eastern Region Sorors from all over the region came to display their talent in the show- Social Action case. Talent ranged from spoken Luncheon word, dancing, singing and stepping to playing a musical instrument, “Together We Can: praise dancing and comedy. Sorors Solutions in Action” came ready and willing to show the region how talented they really are. The variety show was hosted by BY ALLORA GOODE CYRUS median. Keitha V writes Christian sorors and guests were re-Asold out crowd of nearly 1,500 Soror "Keitha V" Johnson, a funny, witty and spontaneous Christian co- comedy that teaches, enlightens and minded that they are stand- Eastern Regional Director Robin M. encourages all through humor. Her ing on the backs of those who cham- Jacobs and National First Vice President style of comedy kept the audience pioned for their freedom during the Paulette C. Walker at the 48th Eastern truly entertained. Eastern Region’s Social Action Lun- Regional Conference in Atlantic City, N. J. There were a total of 17 acts that cheon, held June 18, 2011 during the PHOTO BY ANGELA HOLMES region’s 48th Regional Conference inhit the stage during the varirty show. by National Second Vice President top prizes. Third place went to Soror luncheon was “Together We Can: So-Presentations were also givenThree sorors walked away with theAtlantic City, N.J. The theme for the Chelsea C. Hayes on Project SHAPE, Amanda Holder from Mu Psi Citywide lutions in Action.” National Heritage and Archives Com- Chapter in Baltimore, for her rendi- As luncheon attendees joined to- mittee Co-Chair Judy Wright and tion of “That Thing” by Lauren Hill. gether to sing “Lift Every Voice and National Membership Services Com- Second place went Sing,” they watched images of the mittee Member Vernelle DeLaGarde. to Soror Ashley truth of the dark There was also on announcement of Straughn from Ep- past and looked the 2012 E3 Program. silon Tau Chapter forward to the ees were treated to musical selections performed an origi- not yet born.The Sisterhood Luncheon attend-in New York whohope of a future performed by the dynamic vocalist, nal poem entitled The keynote Soror Dawn Morgan Moore of Philadel- “Sir Please Take address was given phia Alumnae. The culminating pro- Notice.” First place by Mayor Corey gram event was the presentation of went to Soror Can- Booker of Newark, the 2011 Eastern Regional Awards. ▲ dice Renee Rick- lenged attendeesN.J. Booker chal-etts from North Eastern Region nae Chapter who Eastern Regional Director Robin M. Ja- gifts, stay moti-Manhattan Alum-to metabolize their Variety/Talent Show charmed the audi- Denesia D. Parris. PHOTO BY DARLENE LATHAN what others mayvated and to facecobs and Eastern Regional Representativeence by remain- BY DENESIA PARRIS AND ing in character all say is impossible. DEBBIE TIJANI evening as she portrayed a loveable He also reminded sorors and guests “ was a variety showcase hosted “Madea.” sport.Booker said everyone must make“Moms Mabley,” “Big Momma” ando You Think You've Got Talent”Sthe choice to not accept conditionsas they are, but to take on the re-Sorors who answered the callcharacter that was a cross betweenthat democracy is not a spectatorand displayed their unique gifts forby the Eastern Regional Colle-giate Focus Committee on June 16, 2011 at the Atlantic City Convention sorors and guests during the variety sponsibility to change them. He said Center. The variety show served as show were entertaining and uplifting. it is not a question of if problems can an avenue for sorors in the Eastern The “Dynamic & Historic” Eastern be solved, but rather if there is a will Region to display any kind of talent Region truly does have talent! ▲ to fi nd the solutions. 44 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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