Page 35

18_NewsletterWinter2017_020917_FINAL

“Serving, Leading and Empowering Communities” Delta Newsletter WINTER 2017 • 35 There were 14 stores on Delta’s Fashion Row where designers displayed featured merchandise and sold their wares. The style show provided an impressive forum for two major MAC initiatives: Arts & Letters and scholarship fundraising. A highlight of the evening was the presenta-tion of the Collage of Black Spirits Award to Brandice Daniel. During the presen-tation, the audience learned that one of Delta’s 22 Founders, Osceola Adams, was a fashionista. In collaboration with two Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters, MAC hosted a reception for Brandice, a member of AKA. s   In the implementation of the EMBODI Program, the North Charleston Alumnae Chapter of North Charleston, South Carolina, has developed a partnership with the Port City Sports Academy, LLC. PCSA is six years old. Mr. Tony Eady, head coach, and his wife, Soror Tiffany Eady, are the owners. The organi-zation’s program goals are to encourage, guide, nurture and develop young men for manhood. Due to their outstanding athletic skills, the young men are mentored to increase their opportunities of becoming college bound and achieving both athletic and academic scholarships. NCAC seeks to assist and elevate these oppor-tunities for the young men. NCAC promotes leadership, character, ethics, college read-iness, civic engagement and service learning. Topics that NCAC has presented thus far are: Life Skills Class-Character Quality and Self-Control. Defining these terms, presenting five keys to building self-control and why self-control is important were top-ics discussed with interaction by discussion with the young men. With the growing plight of Afri-can- American young men with policemen in America, NCAC presented ”How to Handle Encounters with the Police and Survive!” A handout of the top 10 pointers of what to know and what to be advised of were discussed. The question presented to them was, What would you do? With all of the natural disasters that America has experienced lately, NCAC thought it fitting for the young men to be prepared in survival; not only for them-selves, but for their present and future family members. The National Chair of the Delta Emergency Response Team Task Force has given a presentation and work-shop on emergency response. She presented the participants with a South Carolina Hurricane Guide, an Emergency Prepared-ness Check List and information on how to become a citizen volunteer. The young men interacted with the speaker and asked several questions. For public service, the EMBODI par-ticipants volunteered to serve the homeless in their communities. NCAC is striving to make a difference of achievement and excellence in the lives of these young men. s Memphis Alumnae Chapter “raised $60,000 towards their community service programs during their Rock the Runway” event April 10, 2016. Chapters, please submit your chapter news article and photo (one (1) with caption) to bstallings@deltasigmatheta.org by August 30, 2017. Photos should be high res (300dpi) and a $20 processing fee in the form of cashier’s check or money order should be made payable to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and sent to 1707 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Past DELTA Journal and Newsletters can be found on the website at http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/home_publications.html


18_NewsletterWinter2017_020917_FINAL
To see the actual publication please follow the link above