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Past National Presidents PICTURED (L-R): (backrow) Soror Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President; Rev. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd National President; Rep. Marcia Fudge, 21st National President; Dr. Louise Rice, 23rd National President; Dr. Thelma Daley, 16th National President, along with Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President, attend the luncheon celebrating the 100th birthday of Soror Frankie Freeman, seated, 14th National President. PHOTO BY KATRINA KERR Delta Newsletter WINTER 2017 • 9 The highlight of the afternoon came when at one point during the program, Soror Freeman asked for the microphone and then said, “This has been a great day. I am overwhelmed by today. I am blessed to be almost a 100.” Dr. Walker addressed the room and reminisced on her days as the president of her collegiate chapter at the National Con-vention in Cincinnati. She remarked as the current National President, the celebration gave her the honor and distinct opportunity to present Soror Freeman with one of two gifts from the National Executive Board – a special gift amounting to $10,000. “We are honored and thrilled to honor Soror Freeman in this way,” said Dr. Walker. “We wanted her to know that she is loved and treasured in our Sorority.” Thomas L. Battles, Jr., grand pole-march of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., sent white roses on behalf of the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. “I am blessed. I say thank you. I love all of the Deltas and I am overwhelmed at all of the love shown to me today,” said Soror Freeman when asked about the day of celebration. Soror Tamela Odom who traveled from the Chicago Alumnae chapter in the Midwest region to spend the day in St. Louis with Soror Freeman said, “As Social Action Chair in my chapter and having worked hard all year on voter education and registration, I had to come and be a part of this historic occasion amid a historic year.” Soror Frankie Muse Freeman celebrated her 100th birthday on November 24, 2016. Central Regional Director Jacqueline Dillard, Soror Frankie Freeman, 14th National President, and her daughter Soror Shelbe Freeman Bullock during the Soror Freeman’s 100th Birthday celebration. PHOTO BY KATRINA KERR


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