The writing activity allowed the youth to be both author and illustrator as they decorated the cards with inspirational thoughts and colorful, inviting pictures. In their excitement to create the cards, the youth began to integrate electronic technol-ogy skills through the use of their cell-phones to assist with developing encourag-ing sentences for the students to read. The cards and supplies were shipped together to the Haiti school. Recently, the chapter received correspondence from the Haitian students posing ecstatically, holding their new school items. HCAC will continue to support the Delta Sigma Theta Elementary School, Cynthia M.A. But-ler- McIntyre Campus in Cherette, Haiti. s Lawrenceville Alumnae Chapter walked in honor of Terrell Jones-Ander-son at the annual 5K Heart Walk hosted by The American Heart Association at Brown’s Island in Richmond, Va. Sept. 28, 2013. Terrell Jones-Anderson is a young man 28 years old with many dreams and looking toward many years of achieving those dreams. However, Terrell was diag-nosed with a failing heart approximately eight years ago. Since that time, he has been in and out of hospitals. Due to his heart condition, he has been placed on the heart transplant list. Terrell currently has an artiﬁcial heart with two battery packs that he must keep charged. Since he received the artiﬁcial heart four years ago, he has made many trips to the hospital for numerous diagnoses. Hopefully, he will get a call allowing him to receive his long awaited heart. Through God, all thing are possible and the members of Lawrenceville Alumnae believe that Terrell will receive his transplant very soon. s The New Jersey Garden City Alumnae Chapter hosted The Fisk Jubilee Singers for its Arts and Letters event on Sat., March 8 at Rowan University. The chapter presents an Arts and Letters program to the community annually. s Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., celebrated the Sorority’s 101st Found-ers 24 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Day as guest speaker for the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter’s 2014 Founders Day celebration. Soror Walker thanked the chapter president, Soror Leslie Howard, and event chair, Soror Adrell Lawrence Pinkney, for the invitation and spoke warmly of her time working with Soror Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President, as well as with past national treasurer, Soror Carolyn E. Lewis and past national secretary, Soror Gloria Byrant-Banks. She also thanked Soror Rachel W. Mercadel, the chapter’s immediate past president, for recommending her as a potential speaker. The 2014 Founders Day theme was close to Soror Walker’s heart as it reﬂected her national theme, “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment.” Soror Walker recounted the commitment of service the Soror-ity’s 22 Founders had and asked each in the audience to reﬂect on the kind of soror they would strive to be in 2014. Soror Walker asked, “Are you the soror who only comes back when it is time for a glamor-ous event, such as Founders Day, or are you the soror who is helping your chapter out on a regular basis, helping your chapter to help the community to understand that in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., we are impacting lives and transform-ing communities?” s The Norfolk Alumnae Chap-ter celebrated 85 years of outstand-ing contributions to the Norfolk community at a star-studded red carpet event held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott on Sept. 20. Over 300 members and guests ﬁlled the ballroom to celebrate this momentous event. The night began with a reception where the Norfolk Public Schools Jazz Band performed. Soror Anita Blanton of WAVY TV 10, an NBC afﬁliate, served as emcee. The program commenced with a parade of past presidents escorted by the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and cadets from Norfolk State University. In honor of over eight decades of stellar service, a tribute was given to the chapter’s octogenarians and no-nagenarians. Soror Alberta Hobson, the eldest member in attendance at 93-years old, was recognized for having the most years of being ﬁnancial in the South Atlantic Region. Elaine Jones, director and counsel of the NAACP Le-gal Defense Fund, Emeritus, was the keynote speaker and delivered a powerful and insightful message. In keeping with Norfolk Alumnae’s rich history of giving, $1,000 was donated to the Oliver Hill Foundation in honor of Soror Jones. Additionally, $1,000 was donated to Norfolk Public Schools for the Jazz Band and the Strolling Silver Strings outstanding student musicians. s The Pasadena Alumnae Chapter held a Summer Brunch, July 5 to honor two honorary members, Sorors Angela Bassett and Suzzanne Douglas. Both honorary members were working on the bio ﬁlm detailing the life of Whitney Houston. In the movie, Soror Bassett will make her directorial debut and Soror Douglas will play the role of Cissy Houston, the mother of the stellar songstress. s Members of Prairie View Alumnae Chapter wor-shipped with Pastor Clarence Talley and the Mount Cor-inthians of Heavenly Hempstead March 22. The morning message inspired by Esther 1: 9-12 and titled, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” was beﬁtting for the Deltas in attendance as it was Interna-tional Women’s Month. Praise and dance by the choir and praise dancer, Helenia Hogan, preceded the sermon. A donation from the chapter was presented to the church by Soror Shanna Thomas, chapter president. s The Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter celebrated its 70th Anniversary Dec. 21, 2013 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. Using the theme, “Platinum Explosion: Seven Decades of Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service,” New Orleans 2014 Founders Day PICTURED (SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT): Soror Linda Howard-Curtis, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President; Soror Leslie Howard, chapter president; Soror Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President; Soror Vera Chapman Seals. (STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT): Sorors Zolee Joseph Thomas; Denise Lucas-Foxworth; Nikia M. Dillard; and Trecenia Conerly Lewis, Financial Secretary Norfolk Alumnae continues history of giving. PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Priscilla Scott-Thomas, chapter president; Elaine Jones; and Adri-enne James, 85th anniversary program chair. Sorors of Pasedena Alumnae Chapter honor honorary members So-rors Suzzanne Douglas (SEATED LEFT) and Angela Bassett (SEATED CENTER).
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