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Southwest Regional Sisterhood Luncheon Celebrates One Sisterhood One Service JOURNAL Winter 2017 s37 53rd National Convention REGIONAL COVERAGE The Southwest Regional Sisterhood Luncheon held at the 53rd National Convention kicked off with a blaze. With nearly 1,500 attendees, the luncheon began with an all-star processional led by the heartbeat of the Southwest Region, the Delta Dears, who danced their way through the crowd to their seats. Under the theme, “We Are One,” attendees from Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas and Jamaica came together to celebrate service and fellowship. The luncheon was emceed by Southwest Regional Representative Mackenzie Jenkins, who said, “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to share this moment with powerful women like each of you.” Awards and recognition were given to individual sorors and chapters in categories inclusive of Delta Dears, Program Planning, Social Action and Membership Services. New to this year’s list of awards was the Regional Director’s Vision Award. Special recognition was given to three chapters for stellar and innovative programming across all areas of the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust and the Regional Director’s community initiatives. Recipients were Little Rock Alumnae Chapter, Monroe BY KARMEN DAVIS Regional Director Pamela Moore Rogers (CENTER) and Regional Representative MacKenzie Jenkins (CENTER, LEFT) with members and award recipients from the Southwest Region during Sisterhood Luncheon on Aug. 6, 2017. PHOTO BY CASSANDRA BROOKS


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