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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S Farwest Region Social Action Luncheon “Securing the Future as We Delta: Disseminate, Educate, Legislate, Train and Activate” BY SHANTÉ MORGAN-DURISSEAU R the Social Action Luncheon ecting on the past and offer-efling inspiration for the future, Farwest Regional Director LaVerne Gray Davis with past regional directors during the themed, “Securing the Future as We 48th Farwest Regional Conference in Las Vegas. PHOTO BY TAMIE TRIPLETT Delta: Disseminate, Educate, Legis- late, Train and Activate,” was one of Sorors of the Pomona Valley Alum- After accepting the Collegiate the highlights of the 48th Farwest Re- nae Chapter delivered an electrify- Chapter of the Year Award, Soror gional Conference. ing drum major style performance Mallory Wilson, president of Mu Chi National President Cynthia M. A. down the aisle to Beyonce’s “Run the Chapter, said, “We set out to be chap- Butler-McIntyre set the stage for the World.” ter of the year by upholding the lega- luncheon with a message titled “Ev- Sorors in the room stood to wel- cy of our illustrious founders.” ▲ erything I Need to Know about Life, come the processional of sorors in their military uniforms, who entered through a sea of American fl FARWEST REGION AWARDS ags wav- ing back and forth in their honor. State coordinators acknowledged ▲ Farwest Regional ▲ Physical and Mental their service with a commemorative Director’s Award Health Service Award coin. “It is imperative that we honor • Congresswoman Marcia L. • Unity Family Services, Inc. and those sorors that have answered the Fudge, 21st National President Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson, call to serve by enlisting in our mili- ▲ Alumnae Chapter of the Las Vegas tary,” said Soror Cecilia Alexander, Year ▲ Political Awareness and member of Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes • Los Angeles South Bay Involvement Service Alumnae Chapter. Alumnae Award The theme of the Farwest Sister- • Hannah Brown, Las Vegas hood Luncheon was “Develop-Serve- ▲ Collegiate Chapter of the Train: Drum Majors for Delta.” During Year ▲ Economic Development lunch, sorors with 25 and 50 years of • Mu Chi, University of Service Award service received special recognition California-Riverside • Clark County Recorder Debbie for their service to the organization. ▲ Farwest Region HBCU Conway, Las Vegas At the conclusion of the lun- Scholarship Recipient ▲ International Awareness cheon, regional awards were pre- • Dehojeni Cousins, graduating and Involvement Service sented by Dr. Davis, Soror Evans and high school senior, San Diego Award Soror Mary Stallings, regional chair • Melvin Stringer’s KenyaKEEP, of program, planning and develop- ▲ Educational Development Las Vegas ment. Chapters were recognized for Service Award their ability to implement and deliver • Les Femmes Douze, Las Vegas innovative programming. 51 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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