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els. Individual sorors and chapters can be memori- alized as project support- ers throughout the build- ing. For more information visit: www.key-delta-liv- ing-building.com. ▲ On Jan. 25, 2011, wear- ing their trademark red and white, sorors from Delta Sigma Theta chap- ters in San-Bernardino County descended upon the Government Center in San Bernardino, Calif. to commemorate the Sec- ond Annual Delta Day in San Bernardino County. The following chapters participated: High Desert Members of High Desert Alumnae, Pomona Valley Alumnae, San Bernardino-Riverside Area Alumnae, Mu Chi, Xi Xi and Upsilon Gamma chapters attend Delta Day in San-Bernardino County. Alumnae, Pomona Valley Alumnae, San Bernardi- no-Riverside Area Alum- once an abandoned gas station, has building materials such as two steel nae, Mu Chi, Xi Xi and been transformed into a 2700 sq. ft. cargo containers; recycled glass and Upsilon Gamma. community center that will house the tire fl With more than 30 sorors rep- ooring; non-toxic materials; chapter’s programming and be avail- utilization of minority and women- resenting chapters throughout the able for community use. owned business and apprenticeship county, the Sorority used this day to In 2006, during the time period programs; and development of a expand their advocacy, communica- when Portland Alumnae Chapter was community garden. tion and outreach efforts with the San researching construction options for Sorors of the Portland Alumnae Bernardino County Board of Supervi- the property, the Cascadia Chapter Chapter are proud of what has been sors. Members attended the morning of the U.S. Green Building Council is- accomplished to date, but must fulfi session of the Board of Supervisors ll sued the Living Building Challenge. one more Living Building requirement meeting. Chairperson Josie Gonzales This building standard strives to to begin the evaluation process: the publically congratulated the Sorority move beyond the Leadership in En- purchase and installation of solar pan- for its impact in the community and ergy and Environmental Design system for a truly restorative building sci- ence, including mandatory requirements relating to site, water, energy, health, materials, equity and beauty. On the comple- tion of construction, the building’s performance is evaluated over the course of one year. Over this time, imperative requirements such as net-zero water and energy, must be demon- strated to meet the Living Building certifi cation. Highlights of JKDCC construction include the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter members and scholarship recipients at the Hats for Bettye Brunch & use of non-traditional Silent Auction. 92 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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