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Title: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.Cincinnati
Alumnae ChapterOhio Chapter of the Year!
  • General Body Meeting
  • March 21, 2009
  • CACDST Goals
  • Impactful social action programming that
    mobilizes the chapter
  • Contributing 30,000 over the next 5 years to our
    chapter scholarships and programs
  • Reclaiming at least 50 sorors over the next 5
  • Enhancing our internal policies and procedures
    for better chapter effectiveness
  • Increasing chapter visibility within the
    community and the sorority.
  • Regional Goals
  • 200 delegates at DDNC
  • 100 Chapter Compliance
  • 7000 Members by June 30, 2009
  • 200 DIDs (Delta Internal Development workshops)
  • 8 State Meetings (e.g., Delta Days, Statewide
    Founders Day, Training Clusters, etc.)
  • Launch a State Program Initiative for all 8
  • Submit 4 articles from the Midwest for the Delta
  • 100 attendance by chapters at the Regional
  • Full slate of candidates for 2009 Regional

Ohio Chapter of the Year!General Body
MeetingMarch 21, 2009ORDER OF BUSINESS
  • Meeting Call to Order
  • Adoption of the Agenda
  • House Keeping Reminder
  • Minutes of Previous General Body Meeting
    Read Silently
  • Correspondence
  • Officers Reports
  • President
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 3rd Vice President
  • Financial Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Committee Reports
  • Ways Means /Golf Outing
  • Delta Academy
  • Delta GEMS
  • Social Action
  • Cotillion
  • Membership Intake
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
  • Announcements
  • Ritualistic Closing

Note Italic and shadowed items are reports
containing recommendations and will require action
General Body Meeting MinutesFebruary 2009
The February 2009 meeting was called to order at
1012 am, College Hill Presbyterian Church. A
quorum was present with 31 financial members 3
non-financial/ visiting sorors. Sor. Danelle
Carter moved to adopt the agenda. The motion was
seconded. Motion passes. The January General
Body Meeting minutes were read silently. Sor.
Danelle Carter Moved to accept the minutes.
Seconded. Motion Carries. Correspondence Sor.
Charlotte McKenzie gave her report. Invitation by
the Girl Scouts to attend their Women of
Distinction Awards Banquet-Sor. Veronica Chapman
will be honored. Invitation to see the Spelman
choir at Mt. Zion in Woodlawn. 1 request to be
discussed under new business. President Sor.
Veronica Chapman gave her report. Local, State,
Regional and National updates. Violets to sorors
and committees on outstanding programs. Looking
for volunteers for the MW regional leadership
team meeting here in Cincinnati at the Double
Tree in Blue Ash. 1st Vice President Sor. Tina
Welch gave the report. Updates on Chapter
programs and upcoming events. Soliciting soror
participation in the different committees. Delta
Academy collecting used cell phones for March of
Dimes. Program Proposals for 09-10 due by March
17th. 2nd Vice President Sor. Danelle Carter
gave her report. Reminder about Statewide
Founders Day. Update on other regional Founders
Day events. Reminder to Sorors about the 3 rites
of Passage for every Delta, encouraging sorors to
come out to Omega Omega services. Recognition of
Sor. Betty Davis on the work she does for Delta
Dears, acknowledgement of visiting sorors and Feb
General Body Meeting Minutes February 2009
  • 3rd Vice President
  • Sor. Vickie Fairley gave her report.
    Informational. Golf outing asking for each soror
    to get 2 hole sponsors, bring in donations for
    the goodie bags and get golfers for the event.
    Asking that templates for officer and committee
    positions are turned in by Feb 28th.
  • Financial Secretary
  • Sor. Ligaya West gave her report. Up to 127
    financial members. 14 for 09-10
  • Treasurer
  • Sor. Gayle DeBrossard gave her report. Discussion
    on external audit.
  • Committees
  • Scholarship Sor. Reynell Frazier gave the
    report. 45 applications received. Presentation of
    winners to take place at Golf outing and HS for
    senior awards day.
  • Membership Intake Sor. Gail McCullom gave her
    report. RD approved 19 applicants. Pyramid
    Induction 3/14 10am. Sorors asked to arrive no
    later than 930am. Save the date for Odyssey
  • Ebony Fashion Fair Sor. Charlotte McKenzie gave
    her final report. Recognition of Top 3 ticket
    sellers Sor. Rhonda Twitty (1st), Margaret Horton
    (2nd), Marie White (3rd). Motion to accept the
    final report by Sor. Marie White. Seconded.
    Motion Carries.
  • Social Action Sor. Deitria Walker gave her
    report. Delta Days at Nations Capital coming up
    next weekend. DD at City Hall is in planning
    stages, will be 4/28-4/29. Encouragement for
    sorors to attend the Mayors State of the City
    address on 2/25.
  • Physical Mental Health Sor. Evelyn Ellington
    gave her report. Focus on Stroke awareness and
  • Unfinished BusinessNone

General Body Meeting Minutes February 2009
  • New Business
  • Request from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    will host their 78th Great Lakes Regional
    Conference .They are asking for support of their
    souvenir journal. Motion to donate 50 for a
    business card ad by Sor. Marie White. Seconded.
    Motion fails.
  • Chapters being asked to pay 500 for the MW
    regional retreat. Motion to shift monies from
    unused accounts by Sor. Nancy Moody. Seconded.
    Motion Carries
  • Announcements
  • None
  • Motion to adjourn by Sor. Tina Welch. Seconded.
    Motion Carries.
  • Meeting adjourned at 1220 pm followed by the
    Ritualistic Closing.
  • Stacey Fulgham Veronica Chapman
  • Recording Secretary President

Correspondence ReportMarch 21, 2009
  • Happy Sisterhood Month, Sorors. Please review
    the guidelines listed below that will help in our
    correspondence process.
  • All committee meetings, updates, announcements,
    etc. that you would like included in the upcoming
    CAC Weekly Update should be submitted each week,
    no later than Sunday, 500pm to You must write
    your own submission in its entirety. This will
    insure inclusion of any early week meetings, as
    the Update will be emailed during the early part
    of each week. If you have an exception/emergency,
    feel free to call 513-258-3799.
  • Please submit your info in the format as you
    would like for it to appear in the update. Your
    info should be inclusive but brief, in STANDARD
    TYPE AND FONT. Include pertinent info such as
    date, time, location, contact person, email,
    phone number, etc. Only minor editing will be
    BE INCLUDED. Therefore, submit your info as
    bullet points that can be included in the body of
    the update or send an attachment that is small in
    NUMBERS, ETC. with our Sergeant at Arms as you
    sign in for the Chapter Meeting. Also, if you
    have information that is currently not on file
    for another Soror, please provide it to us. We
    need correct information so that we can keep you
    in the communication loop of CAC.
  • Your suggestions and comments are welcome.
    THE CHAPTER EMAIL ADDRESS dst_cincinnati_alumnae Thank you Sorors!
  • Correspondence
  • Happy Sisterhood email from Soror Octavia
    Matthews, Director, Midwest Region.
  • Candidacy support email from Soror Anitra
    Durand-Allen (Louisville Alumnae) who is seeking
    the office of Member of the Regional Nominating

Correspondence Report continued..
  • Request/Ads/Donations
  • Midwest Regional Conference Souvenir Book, July
    2009, Charleston, WV. They are asking for
    support of their souvenir journal. Ad prices
    range from 50 (business card) 150/quarter page
    with photo, 125 w/o photo 250/half page with
    photo, 225 w/o photo 350/full page with photo,
    325 w/o photo. Full page is 7.75 x 10. No
    additional cost for color. Deadline to submit is
    April 13, 2009.
  • MS Motivational Institute, Inc. is seeking a
    financial contribution to help in their
    assistance of MS patients and their families.
  • Submitted in the spirit of Delta,
  • Charlotte McKenzie
  • Corresponding Secretary

Presidents ReportMarch 21, 2009
  • Sorors, Happy Sisterhood Month! Please take this
    opportunity to fellowship, bond and get to know
    you sorors better.
  • Local Updates 
  • Violets to Sorors who came out to participate in
    the Omega Omega Service for Soror Dorothy
    Dickerson. Special violets to Soror Cammie
    Montgomery for presiding over the ceremony.
  • Violets to Soror Gail McCullom and the Minerva
    Circle for a beautiful Pyramid Induction
  • This is your last opportunity to sign up to
    volunteer for the Midwest Regional Leadership
    Team Meeting, April 3-5. See me or Soror Monetta
    Pennington to sign up.
  • State Updates
  • Attended Statewide Founders Day in Dayton, 11
    Sorors from the chapter attended, approx. 150
    sorors attended across the state.
  • Midwest Update
  • Advisors Certification Training is being held
    April 18, 2009 in Southfield, Michigan. You must
    receive approval to attend this training. Contact
    Soror Tina Welch for more information.
  • National Update
  • The Call to Conference has been posted on the
    Midwest Region Website in the Members only
    section. The User ID is DeltaGirls and the
    password is 22Founders. Register on the National
  • Attended Delta Days at the Nations Capital.
    Soror Deatria Walker will share her report.
  • Yours in Delta,Veronica L. Chapman

First Vice President Report
  • The program committees continue to move our
    programs forward below are some of the program
    highlights from the past month
  • Delta Academy and Delta GEMS, Fall Retreat Mind,
    Body Soul - Healthy Choices, Healthy Attitudes
    on February 28th
  • Cotillion Sister to you Retreat, 18 Debutants
    and mentors participated on February 21st and
  • Social Action, Delta Days at the Nations Capital,
    Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Congresswoman
    Stephanie Tubbs Jones and the Election of
    Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, February 28th
    through April 3rd
  • We have some great things planned for the
    remainder of the sorority year. Below is some
    key information regarding each program and
    upcoming activities
  • Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy - Young ladies
    grades 5th through 8th, focus on math/science,
    meets 1st Saturday of each month. Next meeting
    April 11th, Lights! Camera! Action! Part-2 at
    Cincinnati State Technical College, 12pm 3pm.
    The Academy is also collecting used cell phones
    as contribution towards the annual March of Dimes
    Walk for Babies on Sunday, April 26th. Please
    bring your used cell phones to our next sorority
    meeting in March and April.
  • Delta Academy II Delta G.E.M.S. (Growing and
    Empowering Myself Successfully) Young ladies
    grades 9th through 12th, focus on self esteem and
    leadership, meets 1st Tuesday of each month at
    Xavier University Gallagher Student Center (Room
    214), 630pm 830pm. Next meeting April 7th,
    Yes, No, Maybe? Choices and Healthy
    Relationships. Next event April 25th 26th,
    Overnight College Retreat, Miami University,
    Oxford, Ohio. The retreat focus campus tour,
    financial aid and admissions QA, minority
    student panel, community service, and sisterly
  • Scholarship Committee - Screening and reviewing
    applications for the 2008/2009 scholarship
    awards. Interviews to be scheduled for next

First Vice President Report
  • Debutante Cotillion - Young ladies that are High
    school Juniors and Seniors, focus on developing
    and enhancing the debutantes personal,
    educational, cultural, spiritual, and social
    lives. Rehearsals are held at Xavier University
    Armory on Sundays, starting at 3PM. Cotillion
    presentation, Saturday, April 11th, 6PM, Duke
    Energy Center. Tickets now available at a cost
    of 50.
  • Social Action committee - Collaboration with
    community partners to enhance the political and
    social awareness of the Cincinnati community
    residents. Currently planning Delta Days at City
    Hall, on April 28th and 29th. More details will
    be given in the Social Action report.
  • Physical and Mental Health Committee will be
    focused on Stroke and Stroke prevention in
    addition to Breast Cancer Awareness, and Heart
    Disease. We are looking forward to a Stroke
    Awareness presentation during our April sorority
  • Financial Fortitude Committee will focus on
    home ownership and preventative maintenance.
  • Sorors its that time of the year to submit your
    program proposals. The was sent out
    electronically as a separate attachment last
    month. The program proposals are due today,
    March 17th , please take a moment to submit your
    ideas for the 2008/2009 Sorority year.
  • The chapter calendar is posted on our website, We are excited about our programs
    and we invite you to participate.
  • Yours in Delta
  • Tina A. Welch
  • First Vice President

Second Vice Presidents Report
  • The Ohio Statewide Founders Day celebration was
    great! There were 11 Sorors to attend from our
    chapter. The weekend celebration provided an
    opportunity to reflect on our commitment to Delta
    during the rededication ceremony, time to
    fellowship and meet new Sorors and rekindle old
    relationships, opportunity to shop and workshops
    that helped us to learn more about the
    operational functions of our Sorority.
  • Thanks to those Sorors who attended and
    represented our chapter! There are still a
    couple of Founders Day celebrations remaining in
    the Midwest. Please see below.
  • Other Midwest Founders Day celebrations
  • March 21, 2009- Battle Creek Alumnae Chapter in
    Battlecreek, MI Keynote speaker Soror Paulette
    Walker, 1st National Vice President.
  • March 21, 2009- Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter
    in Martinsburg, WV Keynote speaker Soror
    Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd National President.
  • March 21, 2009- Collegiate Chapters in Wisconsin
    Keynote Speaker, Soror Cynthia Butler-McIntyre,
    24th National President
  • March 28, 2009- Bowling Green Alumnae Chapter in
    Bowling Green, KY Keynote speaker Soror Pamela
    E. Smith, Immediate Past National Secretary
  • Violets to Soror Michelle Toney for being honored
    in Whos Who in Black Cincinnati. Soror Toney
    was promoted a couple of years ago to Dean of
    Academic Affairs at Brown-Mackie College. She
    was recognized for accomplishments in education.
    Also, Soror Crystal Kendrick was inducted as
    well. Crystal started her own business The Voice
    of Your Customer which has developed into a
    successful marketing consulting firm. Way to go
  • I spoke, you listened and then YOU ACTED!!!!
    Thank you Sorors for hearing my plea about
    attendance at Omega Omega services.
    Unfortunately, shortly after our meeting last
    month we were informed of another death.
    Howeverthe turnout for this Omega Omega
    service, held during the day, was phenomenal!
    Please continue to make every effort to show our
    Sorors how much they were loved!

Second Vice Presidents Report Continued
  • Happy Sisterhood Month!!!!
  • Sorors please join the chapter in celebration of
    sisterhood month! Our Soror Integration chair
    has planned a variety of activities to give
    Sorors an opportunity to fellowship. Please see
    the schedule of events below and plan to attend!
    See you there!
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (6pm to 8pm) Lets
    Get Creative!
  • Join us at Paint and Play (7556 Voice of America
    Dr.) where you can create your own ceramic
    masterpieces! Prices for material range from
    9-25 plus a studio fee of ½ the price of your
    selected art piece. Please see for more information.
  • Friday, March 13, 2009 (5pm-7pm) 5 After 5
  • Join us at Whole Foods (2693 Edmondson Rd) for a
    wine taste! For only 5.00 per person you can
    sample five amazing wines and hors d'oeuvres.
    Please see
    ati for more information.
  • Sunday, March 15, 2009 (3pm 5pm) -Whats It
    Really All About?
  • Join us at the Cincinnati Museum Center (1301
    Western Avenue) as we tour the Race Are We So
    Different exhibit designed to explores how race
    differs from human biological make up, when and
    why the idea of race was invented, and how race
    and racism affects everyday life. Admission
    Adult 8.00/ seniors 7.00 / children 6.00 (plus
    parking). Please see for
    more information.
  • Saturday, March 21, 2009 (immediately following
    chapter meeting) Lets Break Bread Together
  • Join us for lunch after chapter meeting at Kabuto
    Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (9455 Colerain
    Ave). Lunch entrees range from 7.95 14.95.
  • Sunday, March 22, 2009 (1045am) Everybody Say
  • Put on your best Crimson and Cream and join us as
    we Praise the Lord at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    in Woodlawn (10180 Woodlawn Blvd.) Please see for more information.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (615pm-715pm) Work
    It Out!
  • Join us the Contemporary Dance Theater (1805
    Larch Ave) for the Hip Hop Freestyle Dance
    Aerobics and Toning class. It uses a base of Hip
    Hop and other fun, exciting classes including
    Salsa, African, House, and Funk to give you an
    aerobic and toning workout that targets specific
    muscle groups. Admission is 10.00 per person
    (pre-registration is recommended so please
    contact me by 3/23/09 if you plan to attend)
    Admission 10.00 per person. Please see for more information.
  • Sunday, March 29, 2009 (1045am) Everybody Say
  • Put on your best Crimson and Cream and join us as
    we Praise the Lord at the Lincoln Heights
    Missionary Baptist Church (9991 Wayne Ave) Please
    see for more information.

Second Vice Presidents Report Continued
  • ReclamationWhos responsibility is it?
  • Have you invited an inactive Soror to attend a
    chapter meeting? Please make a commitment to
    bring at least one inactive Soror to a chapter
    meeting during the sorority year.
  • Yours in Delta,
  • Danelle
  • Danelle A. Carter
  • 2nd Vice President

Third Vice Presidents Report March 2009
  • Greetings Sorors as we celebrate Womens History
  • Ways Means Committee Soror Lisa Rowell
  • 4th Annual Golf Outing Saturday, May
    16th at Walden Pond. Committee meeting conducted
    this month. Reminder Two hole sponsors and
    goodie bags items are requested from each soror.
    See weekly update for an electronic copy of the
    golf brochure/related info.
  • Parliamentarian Soror Esther Cash Mills
  • Working to finalize draft document for
    chapter procedures booklet. It is not too late
    to submit your template.
  • Chaplain Soror Wanda Owens
  • It gives me a deep, comforting sense that
    things seen are temporal and things unseen are
  • Helen Keller
  • Publicity Katelyn Jackson
  • Developing chapter marketing plan and
    media outreach reference notebook. Contact
    Katelyn at or 513-616-0204
  • assistance with upcoming events.
  • Journalist Sorors Lynadius Joseph Camile
  • Submit articles by March 31st for next
    edition of the newsletter to
    or regular mail to P.O. Box 19955, Cincinnati, OH

Third Vice Presidents Report contd
  • Historian Soror Ebonie Byndon
  • Organizing chapter pictures, articles and
    items of historical interest. Contact Ebonie at
    513-283-3066 or for more
  • Web Mistress Soror LaCosta Moore
  • Exploring purchase of software to maintain
    our chapter website! Click for the
    latest chapter happenings. Look for updates
    soon and contact Soror Moore at
  • Dial-a-Delta Sorors Melba Morgan Pearline
  • Reminder Remember to update your contact
  • Custodian Soror Sandra Wiggins)
  • Kudos for support to Pyramid Induction
    Ceremony and related membership intake
  • Housing Management Soror Glenda
  • Collecting attendance data for housing
    feasibility study.
  • Welcome Soror Delores Elliott to the
  • YID

Monthly Report February 2009
Receipts Receipts
Income Amount
Membership Dues 2009-2010 2030.00
Membership Intake initiation fees 18525.00
Delta Academy Water Challenge 269.73
Cotillion sponsorship, luncheon 3875.00
Ebony Fashion Fair PayPal tickets 2263.37
Total Receipts 26963.10
Monthly Report February 2009
Disbursements Disbursements Disbursements
Expenses Expenses Amount
Duplication FedEx Kinkos 84.97
Website , Telephone Listing - August September Cincinnati Bell 46.84
Meeting Location - January College Hill Presbyterian 100.00
PO Box yearly fee US Postal Service 170.00
Finance Team QuickBooks software Gayle DeBrossard 113.93
Membership Dues 2009-2010 DST HQ 730.00
Membership Intake initiation fees DST HQ 9975.00
Membership Intake Interviews College Hill Presbyterian 150.00
Membership Intake Mailing of Candidate Fees Gayle DeBrossard 17.50
Sisterhood flowers Peachy's Blossom 43.13
Chapter Representation Statewide Founders' Day Veronica Chapman 100.00
Social Action Delta Days at Nation's Capitol (reg travel) Tina Welch 402.40
Delta Academy Facility Candice Higgins 180.00
Delta Academy food supplies Candice Higgins 123.92
Delta Academy Water Challenge Candice Higgins 269.73
Monthly Report February 2009
Disbursements Disbursements Disbursements
Expenses Expenses Amount
Ebony Fashion Fair signage Ad Pro Signs 382.25
Cotillion Crowns Luncheon Hilton Garden Inn 987.14
Cotillion Retreat Hyatt Place Cincinnati NE 759.38
Cotillion tiara Jamie Jovanna 600.00
GRAND Total Expenses GRAND Total Expenses 12889.67
Financial Roster
A Adams-Davis, Sherri Allen, Maurine Archable,
Victoria Austin, Terricka B Baker,
Erica Barnes, Donnia Barnes, Vanessa Benjamin,
Tikica Berry, Sallie Black, Monica Bowen,
Tina Boyce-Mathis, Angela Brooks-Higgins,
Candice Brown, Elsie Brown, Marena Burton,
Kyndal Byndon, Ebonie C Cargile, Lori Carter,
Danelle Cash-Mills, Esther Chapman,
Sheryl Chapman, Veronica Cole, LTanya Coleman,
Mary Collins, Ashani Collins, Tamia Cook,
Angela Coursey, Yvonne D Dale, Marviette Davis,
Betty DeBrossard, Gayle DeRamus, Shawnda Dixon,
Sheree E Ellington, Evelyn Elliott,
Deloris Everett, Minnie
F Fairley, Vickie Fears, Kristal Ferguson-Booker,
Sheila Foree, Marthella Frazier,
Josephine Frazier, Reynell Fulgham, Stacey Fultz,
Betty Fuqua, Jaekeia G Gayle-Rucker,
Gracie Glaspie, Geraldine Glover,
Frances Goodloe, Celestine Graham,
Scharleen Green, Tamara H Handy, Ronnise Hardy,
Krystal Heard, Danyelle Henry, Martha Hollinger,
April Horton, Margaret Howard, Carla Hudson,
Lucia Hull, Kimberly J Johnson, Ruth Jones,
Nikita Joseph, Lynadius K Kearney,
Rose Kendrick, Crystal L Leonard-Wilkinson,
Glenda Lewis-Thornton, Jennifer Love, Melinda
M Mackey-Moore, LaCosta Madry, Trina Marshall,
Mikaela Matthews, Keianna McCray,
Adrienne McCray, Jacquelyn McCullom,
Gail McDonald-Gordon, Robyn McKenzie,
Charlotte Meadows, Cheryl Merrida,
Chemere Montgomery, Olivia Moody, Nancy Moore,
April Morgan, Melba Morton, Stephanie Murphy,
Eunice N Newberry, Lillie O Owens, Vera Owens,
Wanda P Paddio, Lillie Pankey,
Danielle Pennington, Monetta Potter,
LeQuita R Reed, Allene Reed-Jett, Carmen Rogers,
Michelle Rogers, Shawana Rowell, Lisa S Sams,
Vanessa Shirley, Virginia Faye Singletary,
Pearline Stallworth-Lett, Cheryl Stewart-Tyson,
Karla Story-Stewart, Michelle Strudwick, Casandra
T Taylor, Nikki Thomas, Nikki Tillery,
Irma Toliver, Ernestine Toney, Michelle Turner,
Jacqueline Twitty, Rhonda V Veals-Pierre,
Bennette W Walker, Beulah Walker,
Deatria Walters, Lottie Ward, Gloria Watson-El,
Jasmin Weber-Lashore, Akiliah Welch, Tina Wesley,
Florence West, Ligaya Wheeler, Tisha White,
Dorothy White, Marie Wiggins, Sandra Winston,
Tiffani Woods, Camille Y Young, Sylvia TOTAL 127
Treasurers Report
Treasurers Report .continued
Treasurers Report .continued
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Treasurers Report .continued
Ways and Means/Golf Outing ReportMarch 21,
  • The date is May 16, 2009 at Walden Ponds Golf
    Course with a 100 shot gun start. We do need
  • Sorors are asked to obtain two Hole sponsors at
    100 and to obtain goody bag items for golfers.
    We will need a total of 80 pieces. These items
    can be in the form of ink pens, mints or whatever
    you have. Please keep donations until closer to
    the event.
  • We have a total of 3 teams that are registered to
    play and we need more. We also have one Par
    Level Sponsor. We also have a drink Sponsor
    which is Pepsico. Violets to Soror Cheryl Lett
    for securing.
  • Contact Soror Lisa Rowell at (513) 260-3323 or
    e-mail at
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • Soror Lisa Rowell, Ways and Means Chair

Delta Academy ReportMarch 2009
  • The 2008-2009 Delta Academy program year has been
    very busy with numerous successes and more to
  • Enrollment 41 girls, ages 10-14, grades 5-8
  • Average attendance 23 participants 4.6 Sorors
  • The Bridge Building Learning Module launched on
    Dec. 13. Guest Speaker Soror LTanya Cole,
    director of Global Process Development and
    Engineering for PGs Feminine Care products
    division, engaged participants in a
    thought-provoking presentation on how to find
    their path to success, as well as sharing her
    experiences as a civil engineer and the first
    Black female to graduate with a masters in
    engineering from Princeton University.
    Participants were also introduced to the
    principles of sound bridge design through videos,
    diagrams, a software demo, and a peer education
  • Also, on Dec. 13, Delta Academy began its Water
    Challenge community service project to support
    the efforts of the Water Project, Inc. and Water
    for Children Africa to build the infrastructure,
    like water pumps and dams, needed to establish
    and sustain a clean water supply in impoverished
    areas of Africa. Participants have been
    encouraged to make a personal sacrifice for two
    weeks, such as drinking only water or requesting
    donations rather than Christmas presents, and
    divert the funds saved as a donation to this
    noble cause. In total, with soror contributions,
    we raised 334.73, which more than 30 people gain
    long-term access to clean water.
  • In January, as assigned teams, participants
    continued to build their bridges and learned
    about Cincinnati Bridge trivia, such as the
    designers, history and nick names for area
    bridges. In addition, participants were treated
    to a blind-folded obstacle course ice breaker and
    heard from guest speaker Nicole Griffith, who as
    a civil engineer inspects Cincinnatis bridges.

Delta Academy Report .continued
  • In February, as a special surprise for the
    participants, approx. 10 sorors gathered to sing
    the Delta Sweetheart Song. The girls were
    impressed by the sisterhood displayed by the
    sorors. Violets to all the sorors who attended.
  • On Feb. 14, The Bridge Building learning module
    also culminated with the Bridge Building Contest
    and Trivia Challenge. The winning bridge building
    team comprised of Cydney Grayer, Jessica
    Gassett, and Dylanne Twitty with a bridge that
    weighed 15 grams and carried 752 grams, more than
    50 times its own weight! The winners of the
    Bridge Trivia challenge were Aleeyah Nurredin and
    Terrin McCullough!
  • As many are aware, the Delta Academy
    African-American History Bowl team Jessica
    Gassett, Isis Thornton, Reina Gaither, Cydney
    Grayer, and Nakia Woodard took home the gold at
    the 4th Annual Alpha Esquire Black History Month
    Quiz Bowl on Feb. 7 at the University of
    Cincinnati. Many violets to Co-Chair Tamia
    Collins for leading and preparing the team!
  • On Feb. 28, our committees partnered for the
    Delta Academy/Delta GEMS Mind, Body and Soul
    Winter Retreat! This full day of activity
  • a sweat-dripping, hip-popping hip-hop aerobics
    session led by Instructor Shanee Pacley
  • an Eat This, Not That nutrition discussion
    involving analyzing our lunch that day
  • an exploration of self image through analyzing
    images in the media and an affirmation of ones
    own positive self image while peering into a
  • And a craft activity to decorate their own
    personal mirror to take home.

Delta Academy Report .continued
On March 14, we switched focus to the Lights!
Camera! Action! Learning Module in Cincinnati
States Main Building room 324. This was made
possible through a partnership with the Black
Data Processing Association for the location and
once again, Media Bridges for the equipment.
Weve implemented some improvements that have
gotten us off to a great start. Violets to our
committee Members Carmen, Akilah, Sherri,
Melanie, Ashley, Rhonda and our honorary member
Ligaya West for agreeing to lead a dance
team! Please mark your calendars for the
following remaining events April 11- Lights!
Camera! Action!, 12-3 pm, Cincinnati State, Main
building 3rd flood student study area and RM
324 April 25 - Optional Community Service Great
American Clean-up, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corryville
Recreation Center April 26 - Community Service
March for Babies, 9 a.m. start-3 miles, Sawyer
Point Park, 705 E Pete Rose Way (We are
collecting donations, cell phones and pagers for
this cause.) May 9 - Lights! Camera! Action!,
12-3 pm, Cincinnati State, Main building 3rd
flood student study area and RM 324 June 13 -
Lights! Camera! Action! and Closing Ceremony,12-3
pm, College Hill Presbyterian Church sanctuary
(calling all sorors for a chant/processional) For
more information contact Soror Candice Higgins
at (513) 829-1085 home, (740) 707-0682 cell, or with questions or for
more information. Humbly Submitted, Soror
Candice C. Higgins Program Chair Soror Tamia
Collins-McGuire Program Co-chair
Delta G.E.M.S. March Informational Report
Feb 28, 2009-Delta GEMS and Delta Academy
Winter Retreat _at_ College Hill Presbyterian
Church. Mind, Body and Soul. March 3, 2009
Show Me The Money-Life After High School Career
Planning and College Preparation GEMS
Attendance 13 GEMS Soror Attendance 4 committee
members and two guest Sorors Tina Armstead and
Brandy Stewart Topics College Preparation,
Resumes, Cover Letters, Useful Tips on Career
Planning and we also had an interactive Careel
Panel. Violets to Sorors Ashani Omari and
Tikica Benjamin for preparing an interactive,
informative program that even included a mini
college fair! April 7, 2009-Healthy Choices Sex
Education and Peer Pressure Xavier
University-Gallagher Student Center 630-830pm.
We will also host a Spring Cleaning Clothing
Drive. The GEMS will collect and donate gently
used clothing items and the items will be donated
to the Freestore Foodbank. April 11, 2009- Three
GEMS are in this years Cotillion. If there are
any Sorors who are interested in donating tickets
so the GEMS can support their GEMS sisters-please
let me know.? The GEMS will volunteer their time
the day of the event in exchange for any tickets
that are donated. April 25-26, 2009-Spring
College Retreat Miami University Oxford, Ohio
Thank you Sorors, Camille Woods
Social Action Committee Report
  • SororsDelta Days in the Nations Capital was a
    SUCCESS! There were over 1100 sorors that
    attended the event from across the country. CAC
    was represented by 5 chapter members Deatria
    Walker, Tina Welch, Veronica Chapman, Stephanie
    Morton, and Yvonne Coursey. From the moment
    we arrived on Saturday, we got straight down to
    the Delta business of addressing Advocacy in
    Action Strengthening Our Legacy.
  • We were addressed by our distinguished Sorors,
    Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the Honorable
    Alexis Herman, the Honorable Marcia L. Fudge,
    Past National Presidents Dr. Dorothy I. Height,
    Gwendolyn Boyd and of course our Current National
    President Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre. We
    heard from a few notable African American leaders
    such as Benjamin Jealous, Pres/CEO, NAACP, Dr.
    E. Faye Williams, Chair, National Congress of
    Black Women and Marc Morial, President/CEO,
    National Urban League. There was even a
    wonderful tribute to our late Soror, the
    Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones, coupled with a
    celebration for Soror Marcia L. Fudge for being
    elected to Congress in her seat.
  • Some common messages of the weekend were, we as
    Delta women, need to become more engaged in
    whats going on in our communities, we need to
    support our new President but also continue to
    challenge him. Soror President Butler-McIntyre
    said, We Have to Stay Awake Do the Work.
    Soror Herman asks that we keep reclaiming the
    Delta Spirit Light it Up!
  • We exceeded our goal of having 200 Sorors attend
    from the Midwest Region. The 2008-2010 Social
    Action Agenda was rolled out. It includes topics
    such as Voting , the Census, Economic Survival,
    Quality Education, Eco-Friendly Environment,
    Keeping our Connection to Africa, and United
    Nations NGO Status.

Social Action Committee Reportcont.
  • We are encouraged as a chapter to focus our
    Social Action programs and efforts that address
    some specific issues within those key topics.
    National Headquarters announced a collaborative
    initiative to help restore Soror Mary Church
    Terrells home so we all be hearing more about
    how they expect the chapters to support this
  • Youll see the Social Action working diligently
    thru 2010 and beyond to do all that is possible
    to support our National Social Action Agenda.
    Thats why we will have our 2nd Annual Delta Days
    at City Hall (DDCH)on April 28-29, 2009 to
    remind our local government that we are here and
    will continue to use our voices to improve the
    lives of those being underserved in our
    communities. We intend to strengthen the
    relationships that currently exist between Delta
    and our local government and also build new ones
    with those who have been asked to represent us,
    the citizens of Cincinnati.
  • We have set a goal of 50 Sorors to attend DDCH.
    Our Theme for this year will be Advocacy in
    Action Renewing Our Purpose. We must get back
    to doing what we have been called to do. We hope
    that you will participate in DDCH, if not both
    daysat least one of the 2 days. We ask that you
    also invite an inactive Soror to participate with
    you. Feel free to forward her contact
    information to us so that we can formally invite
    her as well. We anticipate the cost will be 15
    to cover continental breakfast, lunch and
    supplies. All of the numbers are being finalized
    and well communicate all of the specifics late
    this month via the weekly email update. You are
    encouraged to pre-register now as we anticipate
    having to close registration.

Social Action Committee Reportcont.
  • Contact me if you are interested in planning for
    DDCH but cant attend. The next meeting will be
    by conference call on April 7, 2009 at 700pm.
  • Contact me at or or call me 513-503-1476 to be
    included on all Social Action Committee planning
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • Soror Deatria T. Walker

Membership Intake March 2009
  • Violets to the Minerva Circle for an outstanding
    job on the Pyramid Induction Ceremony!
  • 19 Women were inducted as Pyramids on 3/14/09.
  • Pyramid Patricia DeJarnett declined continuing
    with the membership intake process on 3/15/09 due
    to personal issues but thanks the chapter for
    the opportunity, thus we have a total of 18
  • The Pyramids are currently in the PPP phase of
    the membership intake process.
  • Odyssey is scheduled for March 28 March 29th at
    Six Acres located at 5350 Hamilton Avenue.
    Sorors are asked to arrive by 1230 p.m. Odyssey
    is open to all Trained Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
    Sorors only.
  • Please see Soror Gail McCullom for a calendar
    which includes dates for J Days. J Days are open
    to all Trained Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Sorors
  • As a sisterly reminder, please keep all dates
  • Respectfully Submitted,
  • Soror Gail McCullom

Membership Intake .Continued
Odyssey Weekend Report Odyssey weekend will be a
fun filled, energy packed weekend for pyramids
and Sorors. It is scheduled for Saturday, March
28th Sunday, March 29th at the Six Acres Bed
and Breakfast and Seven Acres Bed and Breakfast
located at 5350 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
45224 (513) 541-0873. We will have activities
starting at 100 p.m. on Saturday until Sunday at
1200 noon. Due to the limited sleeping space,
we are asking Sorors to come for the activities,
but not spend the night. If you want to spend
the night, you may have to sleep on a couch,
sleeping bag or on a roll out bed. We have a
total of 13 rooms available for sleeping which
means we will have approx. 4 pyramids to a room
and three sorors to a room. With that said, it
still will be one of the best experiences that
weve had with membership intake in a long time.
It is private, unique and I believe the pyramids
and Sorors will get a lot out of the weekend.
The cost for the weekend is as follows Sorors
staying overnight - 40.00 each This cost
includes snacks, dinner (cook-out)
breakfast. Sorors staying the day - 25.00 each -
This cost includes snacks, dinner (cook-out). We
are excited about this private opportunity. We
will have activities inside and out side so
please bring jackets just in case it is cold. I
will need the names of the Sorors who are
attending so we can plan accordingly. Make checks
payable to Delta Sigma Theta or pay cash to the
treasurer. Submitted by H. Michelle Toney