Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S June 30–July 3, 2011 ▲ Memphis, Tennessee Welcome to Zamyra Lambert, who served in Memphis, ney Winn’s stead. Soror Butler-Regional Representative Court- Tennessee McIntyre graciously received all Fbama and Florida, the Memphis area. Soror Gilderthe tributes and presentationsfrom the community and otherGreek-letter organizations ofrom the Gulf Coastof Mississippi, Ala- the Atlantic Shores of received a special acknowledge- Georgia, the mountains of ment from her hometown of Tennessee, and the sunny Memphis. shores of the Bahamas, After the presentations and the sorors of the South- honors, sorors were able to ern Region descended bask on the lawn to the sounds upon the Bluff City of of live music, while enjoying the Memphis, Tenn. – “Home site and sounds of Memphis. of the Blues, Birthplace of Musical decorations dotted the Rock & Roll” for the 43rd lawn, emphasizing the impact of Regional Conference for music on the Memphis culture. Delta Sigma Theta begin- From the reception on the lawn, ning on June 29, 2011. it was just a few short blocks to The hostess chapters the historic downtown area of of Memphis Alumnae, Beale Street, the nightlife of the Shelby County Alumnae, Memphis downtown area, where Alpha Upsilon, Rho Gam- sorors had the option to paint ma, and Epsilon Kappa the home of the blues with a welcomed over 4,000 little DST “red.” ▲ collegiate and alumnae sorors into town. The of- Southern Region fi cial welcome began with a standing room only out- Social Action door Welcome Reception Luncheon at the Founders Park at the National Civil Rights Sorors pose for group photos during the 43rd Southern Regional “Advocacy in Action: Museum (on the grounds Conference in Memphis, Tenn. PHOTO BY THEMA MOSI SAXON A Stronger Presence, of the former Lorraine Motel, site of the assas- The weather was beautifully co- A Stronger Voice” sination of the late Dr. Martin Luther operative, providing a glorious sunny King). Sorors were invited to tour evening which faded into a star-fi BY STEPHANIE MAXWELL lled through the displays of the motel and warm summer night. National Presi- gnettes of the unfolding of the Civil and the entire National Executive “ words, The Reverend Gwen-evil, Bring it!” And with thoseDdent Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre the Museum site, viewing historic vi- Rights struggle. The amazing tour Committee were honored along with dolyn E. Boyd brought a deaf- culminated in a great barbeque din- Acting Regional Director Lois Gilder ening roar to the Memphis Cook ner for all sorors. and West Tennessee State Facilitator Convention Center. Rev. Boyd, 22nd 46 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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