DELTA JOURNAL Summer 2013 Publisher Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre National First Vice President Dr. Paulette C. Walker National Second Vice President Chelsea C. Hayes National Secretary Beverly E. Smith National Treasurer Terri R. Prunty, CPA Co-Chair, Information and Communications Ashley R. Allison Co-Chair, Information and Communications Erica Danielle Donerson Executive Director Roseline McKinney MA NAGING EDITOR / DIRECTOR , PRO GRAMS /PUBLICATIO NS AND PUBLIC RELATIO NS Ella M. McNair editor/Publications and communications Specialist Bernadine Williams Stallings Publications and public relations Specialist E. Missy Daniels s DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Five-Point Programmatic Thrust D Economic Development The Sorority continuously records and disseminates information to chapters in reference to supporting minority owned programs, seminars and workshops on procurement and entrepreneurship, Adopt-a-Black-Business in support of local black businesses and information on business financing and management. An important component is emphasis on personal financial planning and management of assets. Educational Development Delta Chapters conduct programs/projects designed to address the need for excellence in education. On national and local levels, these programs range from tutorial services to the awarding of scholarships and grants. International Awarenes and Involvement Through international projects, Delta women have been able to broaden their knowledge and understanding of nations other than their own, to increase interest in international affairs, and to aid in developing a greater appreciation for people of different backgrounds and cultures. Physical and Mental Health Delta’s work in prevention and wellness translates into health education programs, health fairs and provision of health care services for those in need. Delta also supports medical research that examines illnesses that victimize specific segments of the nation’s population, particularly African- Americans. Political Awarenes and Involvement The Founders participation in the Suffrage March for Women to Vote in March 1913 signaled the first act of political awareness and involvement. Public policy awareness in African-American communities continues to guide activities of the Social Action Commission. The Sorority’s “need to know” and the accountability of elected officials has been the basis for public service programs in this area of political awareness and involvement. The focus has been on those issues that greatly impact the African-American community. Through social action, the members of the Sorority, and their respective communities gain greater appreciation of their potential for influence in their communities. DD D D National Headquarters: 1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 202.986.2400 www.deltasigmatheta.org The DELTA Journal is the official publication of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. It is designed to foster ideas and disseminate information that focuses on black women universally. Published periodically, the DELTA Journal communicates the programmatic thrust of the Sorority, as well as states the Sorority’s position on public policies. Articles by guest authors do not necessarily represent the views of Delta and Delta reserves the right to edit or reject any articles submitted. All articles become the property of Delta Sigma Theta. The Delta Journal is published semi-annually by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Send all materials for publication to the editor via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No portion of this Journal’s contents may be reproduced without the permission of the publisher. A $20 processing fee will be charged for each photograph submitted for Delta Women, Chapter News, On the Yard and Omega Omega. Photos should be emailed in JPEG format along with article submissions. Internet photographs are not acceptable. Mail a cashier’s check or money order payable to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1707 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009, c/o DELTA Journal.
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