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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Chris, a Fall 2010 initiate of the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at the University of Texas at Austin said, “As a neophyte, I was very impressed and excited about having the opportunity to step in front of the Deltas!” Dressed in grand Texas style, Southwest Regional Director Mae Frances Rowlett appreciated the par- ticipation of all groups, making for a fun-fi ▲ lled evening. Social Action The Southwest Region makes a special presentation to the March of Dimes during the Luncheon Celebrates dent Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, Southwest Regional Representative Charesse Woods,Social Action Luncheon. Pictured: 23rd National President Louise A. Rice, National Presi- Life and Legacy Southwest Regional Director Mae Frances Rowlett, 21st National President Marcia L. of Barbara C. Jordan Fudge and other sorors from the region. sided over the luncheon. Soror Mae right when she reminded the audi- BY SYLVIA S. TURNER Frances Rowlett, Southwest regional ence to “stay in the fi ght because it’s Tgional Social Action Luncheon Woods, Southwest regional represen- pertinent statistics and documentednot over and more importantly, theworst is yet to come.” Her commentswere socially relevant and backed bydirector, and Soror Cynthia M. A.Butler-McIntyre, National President,brought greetings. Soror Charessehe attendees at Delta Sigma The-ta Sorority, Inc.’s Southwest Re- were reminded of the famous words tative, introduced the distinguished practices that “must not be taken of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan: members of the dais. lightly.” “The imperative is to defi The Southwest Regional Ensem- Another highlight of the after- ne what is right and do it.” ble provided the musical entertain- noon was the presentation of the Soror Joy M. Thomas, regional ment. Presentations were made to Daughters of Barbara, Preservers social action co-coordinator, pre- March of Dimes and the Capitol Area of Her Legacy of Service honorees. food Bank of Texas The distinguished honorees includ- Mural Project. Fol- ed: Soror Wanda Adams, member of lowing the presen- Houston City Council; Soror Diana tations, Soror Betty Bajoie, former Louisiana State Sena- Lacy, regional social tor; Judge Brenda P. Kennedy, Travis action co-coordina- County Texas; Soror Rose Mary Mc- tor, introduced the Gowan, sister of Barbara Jordan; and keynote speaker. Soror Lottie Shackleford, national po- The keynote ad- litical activist. ▲ dress was given by the Honorable Mar- SOUTHWEST REGIONAL cia L. Fudge, con- CONFERENCE HOST CHAPTERS: gresswoman for the Austin Alumnae 11th Congressional Epsilon Beta The Honorable Diana Bajoie (SECOND FROM LEFT) is recog- District in Ohio and SOUTHWEST REGIONAL nized as a Daughter of Barbara during the Social Action 21st National President CONFERENCE CO-COORDINATORS: Luncheon at the 43rd Southwest Regional Conference. Also of Delta Sigma Theta Brenda C. Hanson pictured: National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre Sorority. Soror Fudge Dr. Gloria Williams (FAR LEFT) and Southwest Regional Director Mae Frances Ashley Bakerwas forceful and forth- Rowlett. PHOTO BY JUDY A. WARD 58 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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