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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S I Learned from Noah’s Ark.” Soror voting rights of individuals. She said Farwest Region heard this message from Soror Mar- to “fulfi Awards ll the promise of America.”it’s time for African-American people rst Butler-McIntyre shared that she fi ian Wright Edelman, president of the Rev. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd Na- $30,000 to 2011 Children’s Defense Fund, during her tional President and co-chair of the Miss HBCU Scholar remarks at the One Nation Working National Social Action Commission, Together Rally in Washington, D.C. issued a “call to action” to sorors to BY SARAH CHAPMAN AND She reminded sorors that Deltas are “do something important” and “stand ROSALYN EARL part of a sisterhood that is strong and up for truth and justice.” the Titanic by professionals.” were presented to individuals, chap- Dgion’s fi rst Miss HBCU Schol-uring the 2011 Farwest Re-gional Conference, the re-Special recognitions and awardsters and community organizations“Continue to transform lives and that the “Ark was built by amateurs; impact communities,” said Soror But- in Las Vegas that provide services arship was awarded in the amount of ler-McIntyre, reminding sorors of the within the Sorority’s Five Point Pro- $30,000. slogan used by the National Social grammatic Thrust. The Farwest Re- The scholarship was a new re- Action Commission, “This is How We gion also donated nearly $3,000 to gional service initiative that began Do It.” purchase meals for the Three Square in 2009 under the leadership of the Soror Marcia Fudge, member of food bank, a Las Vegas-based non- Farwest Regional Director LaVerne the U.S. House of Representatives, profi t organization that feeds the Gray Davis and Regional Representa- honorary co-chair of Delta’s National needy. ▲ Social Action Commission and 21st National President of Delta Sigma Theta, con- tinued to carry the mes- sage as keynote speaker. She was welcomed to stage with a video tribute featur- ing other dynamic Deltas who have impacted social and political action includ- ing: Soror Frankie M. Free- man, Esq., 14th National President and recipient of the NAACP’s Springarn Medal; the late congress- women, Soror Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, and Stephanie Tubbs; and Dr. Dorothy I. Height, 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta. “Our job, to which we pledged an oath, is to take care of people who can’t take care of themselves,” Farwest Regional Scholarship Committee members, Farwest regional director, Farwest regional rep- said Soror Fudge, who resentative, 2011 Miss HBCU Scholarship recipient and mother of the scholarship recipient. PICTURED urged attendees to return (LEFT TO RIGHT): Betty Lusk, Rosa Foster, Sarah Chapman, Jeri Durham, Rosalyn Earl, Farwest Regional to their communities and Director LaVerne Gray Davis, Fred Reed (mother of scholarship recipient), 2011 Miss HBCU Scholar De- get involved in redistrict- hojeni Cousins, Farwest Regional Representative Krystle Evans, Joyce Williams, Rhoshawndra Carnes, ing plans and take action Maleta Wilson and Eva Simmons. NOT PICTURED: Corinne Akers, Jeanne Baynes, Katrina Hodges and against laws that limit the Kamisha Johnson-Davis. 52 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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