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encouraged continued commitment. college scholarships,” said Chapter service on Nov. 17, 2010, at the Gali- After lunch, members met with President Shirley Payne Page, “a gift lee Baptist Church. On Nov. 20, 2010 their respective county supervisors that will keep on giving.” the chapter celebrated its Thomas/ to discuss key issues of concern di- In addition to awarding scholar- Fisher/Green Impact Day, a day de- rectly impacting the citizens served ships, the chapter and elected offi voted to providing services needed - within their districts. Some of the cials showered Soror Donahue with in the surrounding community. This issues addressed included: existing three major commendations: a Key Social Action Committee project was and future plans to expand commu- to the City from Councilman Myron named in memory of Sorors Anita nity outreach efforts to disseminate Lowery, and proclamations from both Gladney Thomas, Faye Foppe Fisher information; programs and services city and county mayors in her honor. and Maggie Dixon Green, all dedi- being developed to address health- Soror Donahue is a retired educator cated members of the Shreveport care disparities; and improving of Memphis City Schools, a Howard Alumnae Chapter who had recently economic growth to spur more job University graduate who was initi- passed away. Presidents of the Shreveport Alumnae Chapter. PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Sorors Gladys Prillerman, Martha Boone, Rosetta Boone, Marvalyn Henderson, Martha Henderson, E. Jean Ware, Loretta Speed, Carol Lynch, Shirley Culbert and G. Jeane Nichols. opportunities. Each chapter looks ated into the Alpha Chapter of Delta The day began by presenting forward to on-going communication Sigma Theta in the spring of 1956, a Rev. Henry Martin, director of the and partnership with the Board of Diamond Life member, past chapter Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission, Supervisors. ▲ president of the Memphis Alumnae with a $1,000 donation to help feed Chapter from 1972-1974 and a Life and house those in need during the On April 9, 2011, the Shelby Coun- member of the NAACP. 2010 holiday season. Next, chapter ty (TN) Alumnae Chapter hosted “Hat-titude and fellowship among members along with participants Hats for Bettye Brunch & Silent Auc- Deltas and community attendees of the chapter’s Delta Academy and tion at the Ridgeway Country Club. made for an awesome event, hosted Delta GEMS programs conducted a The brunch was complete with a live in Delta Diva fashion,” said event caravan throughout the city mak- band, silent auction and the award- chairs, Soror Angela Davis and Dr. ing donations at various locations. ing of over $5,000 in scholarships to Sheila Flemming-Hunter. ▲ The chapter ended its Impact Day graduating seniors of a Shelby Coun- by returning to its Life Development ty high school for their outstanding The Rho Sigma Chapter was char- Center and conducting registration GPAs, leadership experience, com- tered on Nov. 24, 1930 and became drives for the local branches of the munity involvement and ACT scores. the Shreveport Alumnae Chapter NAACP and the National Council of All proceeds from the brunch and in June of 1959. In November 2010, Negro Women. auction benefi the chapter celebrated its 80 years of The day culminated with a festive tted the Bettye Coe Donahue Scholarship Fund which continued service in the Shreveport/ and beautiful gathering aptly themed, is named after one of the chapter’s Bossier area by doing what it does “Celebrating 80 years of Putting on many Delta Dears, Soror Bettye Coe best—serving others. the Glitz.” The celebration was held Donahue. The chapter began its celebra- at the Horseshoe Riverdome and con- “We are pleased to give the gift of tory events by attending mid-week sisted of dinner and dancing; a salute 93 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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