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Title: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Ohio Chapter of the Year!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.Cincinnati
Alumnae ChapterOhio Chapter of the Year!
  • General Body Meeting
  • June 20, 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
MeetingJune 20, 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 GEMS
  • Cotillion
  • Membership Intake
  • Delta Gateway Foundation
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
  • Macys Music Festival Ticket Promotion
  • Announcements
  • Ritualistic Closing

Note Italic and shadowed items are reports
containing recommendations and will require action
General Body Meeting MinutesMay 2009
The May 2009 meeting was called to order at 650
pm at College Hill Presbyterian Church. A quorum
was present with___ financial members and ___
non-financial/ visiting sorors. Sor. Nancy Moody
moved to adopt the agenda. The motion was
seconded. Motion passes. The April General Body
Meeting minutes were read silently. Motion to
approve the minutes by Sor. Tina Welch. Seconded.
Motion carries. Correspondence Sor. Charlotte
McKenzie gave her report. Invitation to several
events around the city. Welcome card to neophytes
from Sor. Octavia Matthews, Thank you card from
the Bright family. Requests to be covered under
new business. President Sor. Veronica Chapman
gave her report. Celebrating our 50th anniversary
year. Local and State updates. Violets to
committees and sorors for successful programs and
activities. 1st Vice President Sor. Tina Welch
gave her report. Review of chapter program
proposals for 09-10 sorority year. Motion to
accept the program proposals by Sor. Danelle
Carter. Seconded. Discussion. Motion Carries.
2nd Vice President Sor. Danelle Carter gave
the report. Reminder to MW regional conference
attendees to let her know they will be attending
and a roster will be sent out to the group for
contact info. Time to submit nominations for
violet and fortitude awards by May 22nd,
Recognition of visiting sorors and May birthdays.
Violets to Sor. Carmen Jett for soror integration
activities. June luncheon and meeting to be held
at the Columbia Center RSVP by June 5th.
Acknowledgement of new sorors. 3rd Vice
President Sor. Veronica Chapman gave the report.
Informational. In need of all the policy and
procedures templates to be returned for offices
and committees.
General Body Meeting Minutes May 2009 .continued
  • Financial Secretary
  • Sor. Ligaya West gave her report. Up to 145
    members. Up to 86 members of 0910.
  • Treasurer
  • Sor. Gayle DeBrossard gave her report. Review of
    the proposed budget for 09-10 sorority year.
    Motion to accept the budget as read by Sor.
    Shawnda DeRamus. Seconded. Motion carries.
  • Appointed Officers
  • Nominating Committee Sor. Carmen Jett gave the
    report. 51 sorors voting. Election Results
    President - Tina Welch 1st Vice President
    Danelle Carter 2nd Vice President Gail
    McCullom 3rd Vice President Shawnda DeRamus
    Treasurer Gayle DeBrossard Financial Secretary
    Ligaya West Recording Secretary- Shonda
    Daniels Corresponding Secretary Kim Hull
    Nominating Committee Chair Charlotte McKenzie
    Nominating Committee Stacey Fulgham, Reynell
    Frazier, Ronnise Handy and Cheryl Lett
  • Committees
  • Ways and Means Soror Lisa Rowell gave her
    report. Golf Outing on Saturday at 11am Walden
    Ponds. Violets to all sorors who helped to raise
    funds for the golf outing.
  • Delta Academy Sor. Candice Higgins gave her
    report. Asking sorors to attend the closing
    ceremony for the program on June 13th. Still
    accepting March of Dimes donations and cell
    phones. Asking sorors to wear red shirts and
    jeans. Processional starting at 1pm.
  • Physical Mental Health Sor. Yvonne Coursey
    gave a presentation on Stroke awareness.

General Body Meeting Minutes May 2009 .continued
  • Unfinished Business
  • Sorority found out that as a chapter we cannot
    support Sor. Marcia Fudge because she is a public
    political figure and as a non-partisan
    organization we can only donate individually.
  • New Business
  • Soror Soraya Williams Farver is seeking donations
    for her candidacy as Midwest Regional Director.
    No set amount on donations. No motion by the
  • Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter will
    celebrate their 20th Anniversary Celebration June
    12-14, 2009. Their Program Booklet features ads
    for Covers/100 full page/40 half page/30
    quarter page/20 eighth page/10. Photo with ad
    for an additional 10. Deadline is May 15, 2009.
    Motion to donate a full page with picture by Sor.
    Tina Welch. Seconded. Discussion. Motion Carries.
  • Announcements
  • Sor. Candice Higgins reiterating that all sorors
    are invited to the June 13th activity -- active
    and inactive
  • Invitation from the Urban League for their annual
    gala on June 6th 8-12 _at_ the Hilton Netherland
  • Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery Exhibit
    highlighting art by people with disabilities June
    12-July 22
  • Allen Temple AME hosting an Opera event on June
  • This weekend is Cinci NPHC Black Greek full of
    activities Thursday-Monday
  • Sor. Camille Woods looking for Co-Chair for the
    Delta GEMS for next year
  • Sor. Kara Jones graduating on Saturday from
  • Urban League Guild selling tickets to the Negro
    League baseball game for 20 game on June 20th at

General Body Meeting Minutes May 2009 .continued
Sor. Stacey Fulgham moved to adjourn. Seconded.
Motion carries. Meeting adjourned at 825 pm
followed by the Ritualistic Closing. Sta
cey Fulgham Veronica Chapman Recording
Secretary President

Correspondence ReportJune 20, 2009
  • Greetings Sorors! It has been an absolute
    pleasure working with you in service to our
    chapter. Thank you for your sisterly ways and
    also keeping our chapter in the loop! Please
    continue with your submissions over the summer.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Thank you card to the chapter from Soror Maya
  • Thank you card to the chapter from Soror Kamille
  • Postcard from Soror Krystal Hardy. Soror Hardy
    can be reached at 8397 Prestine, 302 Cordova TN
  • The Ohio Commission on Minority Health has
    announced the availability of requests for
    proposals (RFP). Call 614-466-4000 or for information.

Correspondence Report continued..
  • UMADAOP Statewide Conference will take place
    August 20-21, 2009. Registration opens June 1.
  • Soror Phyllis Harden Carter is seeking our
    support for her candidacy as Member National
    Nominating Committee.
  • The Essence of a Delta doll is available for
    129. You can order through June 28. To view, or call Soror Niccole
    Grave, CEO at 708-991-7446.
  • Souvenir booklet and thank you letter received
    from the Inaugural Walnut Hills Black Alumni
    Network Reunion.
  • Request/Ads/Donations
  • The Midwest Region is requesting each chapter to
    contribute 75 that will be used towards gifts
    for outgoing Midwest Region officers. The gifts
    will be presented in July at the 44th Regional
    Conference in Charleston, WV.
  • Stop Aids, a community based organization serving
    13 counties in OH, IN, and KY is seeking a
    financial contribution to support their services.
  • Ralph McClinon, a Cincinnati native, 2007 Grad
    from the School for the Creative and Performing
    Arts, and freshman at Central State University is
    requesting a donation to assist him with the high
    cost of tuition.
  • Divine Women Production, a newly created faith
    based semi professional fashion show promotion
    entity is requesting a donation to help them
    assist organizations in their causes.
  • Alpha Pi Chapter of Kentucky State University is
    seeking an ad donation to celebrate their 75th
    anniversary this year that will take place at
    their homecoming in the fall. Ad prices are
    5/patron 10/business card 20/quarter page
    35/half page 50/full page 75/cover, front or
    back. Deadline for a response is September 30,
  • Thank you, Sorors! Have a fantastic Summer!
  • Submitted in the spirit of Delta,
  • Charlotte McKenzie

Presidents ReportJune 20, 2009
  • Sorors,
  • We have come to the end of another successful
    sorority year! I thank you all for making my job
    easy as President due to the dedication,
    enthusiasm and sisterly encouragement you have
    displayed. Together we established some lofty
    5-year goals and I can honestly say that we
    achieved most of them within 3 years. It takes
    TEAMWORK to Make the Dream Work and I am
    extremely pleased with the progress that this
    Dream Team has accomplished. Although the end of
    my tenure is bittersweet, I take pride in knowing
    that the chapter is in a better place and that we
    have elected a strong new administration that
    will take the chapter to even higher heights.
  • Local Updates 
  • Violets to Lisa Rowell and Golf Outing committee
    on another outstanding event. Our golfers
    continue to remain loyal to our event and comment
    on how well organized we are and how much fun
    they had and its all because of you!
  • Violets to Delta Academy and the Delta GEMS
    committee for your successful year end
    celebrations. Our programs are the heart of the
    chapter and you definitely demonstrate the love
    we have for our community.
  • Represented the Chapter at Queen City Alumnae
    Chapters 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance.
  • Begun planning for 50th Anniversary Celebration
    please contact me or Danelle if you are
    interested in serving on the committee.
  • Discussed opportunity to help promote Macys
    Music Festival tickets with Lem Jenkins
  • Participated in Ohio Presidents Conference Call
    on June 11th.
  • Focused on Compliance deadlines
  • Due June 30th - Transition of Officers Form,
    Chapter Programming Calendar, Chapter Rules of
    Order Revisions, Chapter Policy Procedures
  • Due August 31st Chapter Audit Forms

Presidents ReportJune 20, 2009
  • Regional Updates 
  • Counting down to the MW Regional Conference
  • Onsite Volunteer Opportunities (All volunteers
    must be registered for the Conference.)
  • Fitness Trainer and Health Specialist
  • DeltApollo participants and hostesses
  • Closing Banquet hostesses
  • Choir
  • Let me know if you are interested and Ill
    provide you with an application. You must email
    your completed application to mightymidwest_
    22_at_yahoo. com by Friday, June 19, 2009, but the
    sooner the better!
  • National Updates
  • Request to Support Sonia Sotomayer by contacting
    your Representatives in Congress and the Senate.
  • Yours in Delta,
  • Veronica L. Chapman

First Vice President Report
  • The program committees were on the MOVE in the
    Greater Cincinnati area and has just completed
    another successful program year. Below are
    program highlights
  • Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy - Young ladies
    grades 5th through 8th, focus on math/science,
    chaired by Sorors Candace Brooks-Higgins and
    Tamia Collins implemented / participated in the
    following programs
  • Three educational modules ISPACE Blast Off,
    Bridge Building and Lights! Camera! Action
  • Wins GOLD (Elementary Division)at The Alpha
    Esquire Black History Bowl
  • Winter retreat, Mind, Body, and Soul
  • Raised money for the Water Project, Inc. Water
  • Children in Africa and March of Dimes Walk for
  • 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, chaired by Soror Camille Woods
    participated in the following programs
  • Volunteer at the Ebony Fashion Fair
  • Three educational components Sisterhood,
    Scholarship, and Show Me the Money
  • Wins SILVER (High School Division)at The Alpha
    Esquire Black History Bowl
  • Two retreats Winter retreat, Mind, Body, and
    Soul and the Spring College retreat at Miami
    University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Raised money for the March of Dimes Walk for
  • Scholarship Committee - chaired by Soror Kim
    Hull implemented a very successful College Prep
    Workshop for grades 7th 12th focused on
    college selection, testing, application
    submission, interviews and financial aide.
    Also evaluated and selected 4 scholarship
    recipients awarding 2,300 to the following
    seniors Kimaya Hudgins- Princeton Malaika
    McCoy- Seven Hills Ciera Brooks- Roger Bacon
    and Diamond Austin- Withrow High School.

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. Chaired by Sorors Shawnda DeRamus and
    Marviette Dale presented 18 debutants and
    distributed over 15,000 in scholarships and
  • Social Action committee - Collaboration with
    community partners to enhance the political and
    social awareness of the Cincinnati community
    residents. Chaired by Soror Deatria Walker the
    committee coordinated the chapter participation
    in several voter registration drives at the
    National NAACP Convention, Black Family Reunion,
    and National Baptist Convention registering over
    150 people through our efforts. We also
    conducted our 2nd Delta Days at City hall
    Advocacy in Action-Renewing Our Purpose.
  • Physical and Mental Health Committee focused on
    Stroke and Stroke prevention in addition to
    Breast Cancer Awareness, and Heart Disease. This
    committee chaired by Sorors Stephanie Morton and
    Evelyn Ellington presented some great information
    to the chapter and provided us with reference
  • Financial Fortitude Committee will focus on
    home ownership and preventative maintenance. No
    activity during the 2008/2009 program year
  • Adopt-a-Family provide Thanksgiving and
    Christmas baskets for a deserving family as well
    as collect and distribute personal care items for
    our sick-n-shut-in sorors during Christmas.
    Chaired by Sorors Cheryl Meadows and Tina Bowen,
    the committee collected 985.00 in cash, checks
    and gift cards which assisted 35 families from
    the Help Me Grow Program at Lighthouse Youth
    Services. The Help Me Grow program provides
    support and service coordination for families of
    infants and toddlers who are at risk for or are
    experiencing developmental delays.

First Vice President Report
  • The program committees would like to thank the
    chapter for their support and generosity during
    the 2008/2009 program year. We look forward to
    your continued support during the upcoming
    program year. We have some exciting events and
    activities planned.
  • Yours in Delta
  • Tina A. Welch
  • First Vice President

Second Vice President Report
  • Thank you for allowing me to serve as your 2nd
    Vice President for the past four (4) years! It
    has been great!
  • Soror Monica Burns, Farwest Regional
    Representative, will be relocating to Cincinnati
    at the beginning of August to attend graduate
    school at Xavier University. She is seeking
    housing and interested in any rental
    opportunities Sorors may have available. Her
    contact information is below
  • Monica Burns
  • 702-292-9296
  • Thank you to the Membership Services Chairpersons
    and committee members for an awesome year! Your
    contributions and time spent were greatly
    appreciated. It was a pleasure working with
  • Delta Dears Betty Davis and Sallie Berry
  • Fall Round-Up Esther Cash-Mills Rhonda Twitty
  • Founders Day Michelle Toney
  • Sisterhood Frances Glover and Rhonda Twitty
  • Soror Integration Carmen Jett

Second Vice President Report
  • It is time to head to Charleston, WV for the
    Midwest Regional Conference!!! As we prepare to
    depart we would like to be able to contact you!
    Please provide to me via email at or cell phone at
    513.312.9596 your travel information as noted
  • Name
  • Roommate Name (If applicable)
  • Date of arrival
  • Hotel
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Delta Sigma Theta is a Lifetime Commitment! Let
    us recognize those Sorors who were reclaimed
    during 2007-2009. Thank you for coming back home
    and helping to make the CAC even better!!!
  • Please join me in congratulating the following
    Sorors on their dedication to our illustrious
    sisterhood. These Soror have served Delta for
    25 years!
  • Soror Vickie Fairley 25 years
  • Soror Sylvia Young 50 years

Second Vice President Report Continued
  • To be eligible for the Violet Award, one must be
  • Nominated by a member of Cincinnati Alumnae
  • Over the age of 50
  • An active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    for over twenty years
  • A financial member of Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
    in the current Sorority year
  • Committed to the steadfast support of chapter
    projects and programs
  • A representative of strength, wisdom and
    commitment to the Delta Nine Cardinal Virtues as
    evidenced through her conduct and demeanor
  • To be eligible for the Fortitude Award, one must
  • Nominated by a member of Cincinnati Alumnae
  • A financial member of Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
    in the current Sorority year
  • Have consistent involvement in a broad spectrum
    of Chapter projects and programs
  • Show commitment to and unsung support of Chapter
    projects and programs
  • Promote sisterhood and unity within the Chapter
  • Exemplify Deltas Nine Cardinal Virtues through
    her conduct and demeanor
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership of a chapter
    project or program
  • -OR-

Delta Sigma Theta SororityCincinnati Alumnae
ChapterThird Vice Presidents Report June 2009
  • Violets to all Resources Management Committee
    Chairs and committee members and sorors for
    another stellar sorority year! You are simply
    the best!
  • Ways Means Committee Soror Lisa Rowell
  • Violets to Soror Rowell, the golf committee and
    sorors for an outstanding 2009 Annual Golf Outing
    on Saturday May 16th. Thanks to all hole
    sponsors and goody bag contributions.
  • Parliamentarian Soror Esther Cash Mills
  • Chapter policies and procedures template document
    is ready for review. Violets to Sorors Mills,
    Deloris Elliott, Carol Mundy and Kedra Fairley
    for volunteering to support this effort!
  • Historian Soror Ebonie Byndon
  • Violets for coordinating and archiving chapter
  • Journalist Lynadius Joseph Camille Woods
  • Violets for preparing our Minervas Pen
  • Web Mistress Soror LaCosta Mackey Moore
  • Click for happenings. Violets for
    efforts in keeping our website current.
  • Publicity Soror Katelyn Jackson
  • Violets for coordinating publicity of chapter
    events and programs.

Delta Sigma Theta SororityCincinnati Alumnae
ChapterThird Vice Presidents Report contd
  • Audit Soror Mary Coleman
  • Violets for maintaining our internal controls and
    financial structure.
  • Custodian Soror Sandra Wiggins
  • Violets for your on-going efforts in
    maintaining chapter properties and supporting
    chapter meetings and program activities.
  • Chaplain Soror Wanda Owens
  • Violets for keeping us spiritually grounded and
    proving appropriate words of wisdom in a myriad
    of programs and chapter meetings.
  • Dial-a-Delta Sorors Melba Morgan Pearline
  • Violets for your many calls and consistent
    support of all Omega Omega services and other
    calls as needed.
  • Sergeant at Arms Soror Maurine Allen
  • Violets for consistently maintaining a
    professional meeting environment
  • Housing Management Soror Glenda Wilkinson
  • Violets for efforts to date in coordinating our
    housing feasibility study.

Monthly Report May 2009
Monthly Report May 2009
Monthly Report May 2009
Financial Roster
A Adams-Davis, Sherri Allen, Maurine Archable,
Victoria Armour, Tanya Austin, Terricka
B Baker, Erica Bankston, Karen 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 Cleveland, Mary Cole,
LTanya Coleman, Mary Collins, Ashani Collins,
Tamia Cook, Angela Cornelius, Tamekka Coursey,
Yvonne Crawford-Hemphill, Ruby D Dale,
Marviette Davis, Betty Daniels,
Shonda DeBrossard, Gayle Dees, Ashley DeRamus,
Shawnda Dixon, Sheree
E Ellington, Evelyn Elliott, Deloris Everett,
Minnie F Fariley, Kedra 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 Hardy,
Tywauna Heard, Danyelle Henry, Martha Hillman,
Adrienne Hollinger, April Horton,
Margaret Howard, Carla Hudson, Lucia Hull,
Kimberly J Johnson, Ruth Jones, Kara Jones,
Nikita Joseph, Lynadius K Kearney,
Rose Kendrick, Crystal King, Angela
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, Maya 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 Shands, Mardia Shirley, Virginia
Faye Singletary, Pearline Smith,
Alesia Stallworth-Lett, Cheryl Stewart-Tyson,
Karla Story-Stewart, Michelle Strudwick,
Casandra T Taylor, Nikki Thomas, Latania Thomas,
Nikki Tillery, Irma Toliver, Ernestine Toney,
Michelle Turner, A. Kamille 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-Heisel,
Regina White, Dorothy White, Marie Wiggins,
Sandra Wills, Tiffani Winston, Tiffani Woods,
Camille Y Young, Sylvia TOTAL 145
Treasurers Report
Treasurers Report .continued
Treasurers Report .continued
Treasurers Report .continued
Treasurers Report .continued
Ways and Means/Golf Outing ReportJune 20, 2009
  • The golf outing was May 16, 2009 at Walden Pond
    Golf Course.
  • Our Sponsors were
  • KEESH Construction, PAR LEVEL
  • PEPSICo, Drink Sponsor
  • DRAKE Hospital, Golf Ball Sponsor
  • DARTEC Solution, Inc, Golfer Gift Sponsor
  • Violets to all committee members and volunteers.
  • Final report will be given at September, 2009
    meeting as we are still collecting funds.
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • Lisa Rowell, Ways Means Chair

Delta G.E.M.S. June 2009 Informational Report
  • April 25-26, 2009 Delta GEMS Spring College
    Retreat-Miami University Oxford, Ohio. There were
    a total of 16 GEMS, 11 CAC Sorors, and 5 Zeta Mu
  • Weekend activities included Admissions 101
    Session, Campus Tour, Community Service at Oxford
    Community Arts Center, Stroll/Step Competition,
    Beautiful Flower Affirmation Exercise, Picture
    Frame/Craft Activity and March of Dimes/March for
    Babies Walk.
  • Violets-to the entire Delta G.E.M.S. Committee
    and a special thanks to Erica Clark, Miranda
    Holloway, Tikica Benjamin, Kamille Turner,
    Candice Higgins and Dana Washington.
  • May 5, 2009-Our last program meeting for the
    2008-2009 G.E.M.S. program year. The GEMS
    selected the program topic and led the entire
    meeting. There were 16 GEMS and 11 Sorors in
  • June 12, 2009- End of the Year Activity at
    GAMEWORKS in Newport, KY. There were 19 GEMS and
    9 Sorors in attendance to celebrate another
    successful program year!
  • We are in the process of implementing a mentoring
    program within the G.E.M.S. program and
    connecting GEMS with Sorors in order to develop
    and maintain a strong personal relationship with
    one another.
  • Congratulations to our seniors Alandria
    Allen-Tuskegee University Jasmyne Walker-The
    Ohio State University and Keshar Smith-University
    of Cincinnati.
  • Violets, Violets, Violets- 2008-2009 Delta
    G.E.M.S. Committee and the NEOS on the committee
    that knew to come in and flow to the work that
    needed to be completed by June 2009.

  • Name of Program/Project Membership Intake
  • Date of Program/Project October 2008-April 2009
  • Brief Description of Program/Project The
    planning and implementation of all membership
    intake activities including Induction,
    Initiation, and orientation of new members into
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Location of Program/Project Various Locations
    including College Hill Presbyterian Church, Grace
    Episcopal Church, Xavier University, Columbia
    Center, Xenos Christian Fellowship, and Six
  • Number of Participants 18
  • Agency/Business Representatives
  • Lay People_______________________________
  • Young Adults (13-18 yrs.)_________________________
  • Delta Sorors 50 Trained Sorors Other
    Sorors-approx. 30-50 Others
  • Committee Observation The Minerva Circle did an
    outstanding job of coordinating and implementing
    all membership intake activities. The Minerva
    Circle and participating trained Sorors did an
    excellent job of planning and delivering material
    for J nights. Everyones time, hardwork, and
    creativity is appreciated. Many positive
    comments were received from visiting Sorors
    regarding the Induction and Initiation
  • Suggestions for next Minerva Circle Include
  • Planning more space on calendar for screening and
    selection to allow time for verification,
  • The Minerva Circle continue to comprise a mixture
    of Neos and Prophytes.
  • Line names are selected by the Minerva Circle
  • Locating meeting sites earlier.
  • Leave time at the end of sessions for pyramids to
    ask questions regarding information
  • Select an initiation location with separate space
    for gift display.

  • A. Grants 0
  • B. Sorority Contributions 500.00
  • C. Generated Income 19,927.50
  • Total 20,427.50
  • A. Accommodations (eg. Facility, location)
    2,860.00 3,457.50
  • B. Communication (eg. Printing, publicity)
    1,500.00 1,179.13
  • C. Visual Documentation (eg. Photography)
    0 0
  • D. Entertainment (eg. Musicians)
    419.75 419.75
  • Facility Décor (eg. Decoration) 0
  • F. Food Service (eg. Refreshments,
    catering) 2000.00 1471.62
  • G. Gratuities (eg. Souvenirs, Gifts)
    475.00 360.00
  • H. Special Recognition (eg. Awards,
    plaques) 0 0
  • I. Transportation (eg. Buses, air fare)
    0 0
  • J. Miscellaneous (Natl HQ fees/Local
    12,175.00 12,175.00
  • Dues/Reimbursement-P.DeJarnett)