Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.® Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter
Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment

President's Message

Greetings from the Scenic City of Chattanooga, Tennessee! On behalf of the 181 members of the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, welcome to our website.

Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter has been a pillar in the Chattanooga and Hamilton County communities since 1941. We are humbled to have one of the oldest living sorors in the Southern Region as a chapter member, to have 16 very active Past Chapter Presidents and to be winners of the Southern Region Newsletter for mid-sized chapters, Southern Region Inaugural Red Ribbon Award and the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Yvonne Kennedy Scholarship Award.

In keeping with our national theme, “Joy in our Sisterhood, Power in our Voice and Service in our Heart,” we implement programs and projects that impact the communities locally, nationally and internationally. The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter looks forward to continuing to serve our communities through our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  1. Economic Development
  2. Educational Development
  3. International Awareness and Involvement
  4. Physical and Mental Health
  5. Political Awareness and Involvement

We appreciate that you have taken the time to learn more about our chapter. You are encouraged to peruse our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter often to stay abreast of our various programs and to learn more about our fundraiser events that support our scholarships and programs. We invite new, visiting or relocating members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to visit our chapter meetings typically held on the second Saturday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Warmest regards,

Valara Y. Sample

Calendar of Events

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 Delta Marketplace TBA 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 Delta Marketplace Greater Tucker Baptist Church 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 Founders Day Program Chattanoogan Hotel 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 Delta Authors Tour TBA 10:00 AM

Minority Health Fair 2018

Submitted by Soro Saundra J. Adams Image of Shenikia Sturnes, Lucrecia ramsey, Saundra Adams and unknown.

The Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium (SETHC) observed the 16th Minority Health Fair Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Eastgate Center. The theme has remained for years to “Close the Health Gap.” Although the numbers were down a bit this year, there were more than 4,000 attendees, more than 110 vendors, and approximately 130 volunteers. The attendees were inclusive of Deltas, Omegas, Kappas, Kappa Leaguers, Blue Cross Blue Shield employees, Tyner Academy seniors and friends in the community. New vendors to the health fair this year included the Hiwassee Dental College and CHI Memorial Lung Evaluation machine.

The Minority Health Fair is a major undertaking, to the extent that, due to various spaces being secured by permanent companies, MHF must consider expansion possibilities. We also need more people to step up to help make this event more fluid. Various cities in and around Chattanooga continue to model their health fairs around ours. Thanks to all who had a hand in this year’s event.

Shoes for School 2018

Submitted by Soror Zebedee Williams Image of 12 Deltas under Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter tent.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated as a booth sponsor at the Third Annual Shoes for School. The event was presented by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and Enterprise Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Coolidge Park. We had 21 members of the sorority and other family members to volunteer.

The focus of the Shoes for School project is to encourage volunteers to participate in this meaningful Community Outreach project. The Sorority was successful in providing school supplies to approximately 300 children. The supplies included, notebook paper, pencils, erasers, glue, scissors and other needed supplies to assist students in the upcoming school year.


National Preparedness Month is held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But we need to be mindful every day to be ready to respond to natural and man-made disasters – no matter where we live. Disaster can strike at any time, so it's important to have a planned response when you're at work, on vacation or on the road. Let’s focus on the home for now.

Here are four suggestions for you to consider:

  1. Put together a plan to include shelter, evacuation route, and communication.
  2. Consider specific household needs (ages of family members; dietary needs; medical needs, disabilities, pets/service animals.
  3. Fill out a Family Emergency Plan (
  4. Practice! Practice! Practice! Your plan with your family.

2018 Jabberwock Souvenir Book

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