Greetings from the Scenic City of Chattanooga, Tennessee! On behalf of the 156 members of the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, welcome to our website.
We are celebrating 75 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service in the Chattanooga and Hamilton County areas. In keeping with our national theme, “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment,” we implement programs and projects that impact communities locally, nationally and internationally. The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter looks forward to continuing our commitment to “AIM High…Action Impacts Mission”. This is done through our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
We appreciate that you have taken the time to learn more about our chapter. You are encouraged to peruse our website often to stay abreast of our various programs and to learn more about our fundraisers that support these 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.
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Submitted by Soror Wanda Gocher-Johnson
The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter provided school supplies to 515 students at the 1st Annual Shoes for School. The event was sponsored by the Urban League held July 30 in Coolidge Park. Students were pre-selected to receive new sneakers for school. Delta was the only sorority among the organizations who volunteered to provide school supplies.
The rain came but it didn't dampen that good ole Delta spirit as eighteen sorors volunteered their time to play games with students and hand out needed school supplies. Thank you to the following sorors for volunteering: Shana Oates, Ashley Cox, Stephanie Orr, Saundra Adams, Wanda Gocher-Johnson, Linda Thomas, Donella Marsh, Cynthia Hill-Watson, Rosa Paris, Val Sample, Cynthia Williams, Linda Logan, Kellie Logan, Stephanie Tate, Betty Williams, Quailla Hatcher, Cheryl Locke, Ursula Greene.
Submitted by Soror Kyleen Beechum
Orlando, Florida was the site of the 45th Southern Regional Conference held July 15-17, 2016. Members of the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter were well represented at this year’s conference. Chattanooga Alumnae received two recognitions! The first award was presented to Soror Angelnetta McGee Ulmer, who was the recipient of the first inaugural Dr. Yvonne Kennedy Scholarship for her doctoral studies at Tennessee State University. The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter also received recognition for Newsletter of the Year, Medium Size Chapter (State of Tennessee). Congrats sorors of Chattanooga Alumnae!!!
Submitted by Soror Joyce Smith
The Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated celebrated 75 years as a chapter and service in Chattanooga community with a weekend of activities August 12-14, 2016. Beginning on Friday, August 12th, a fun night gathering entitled “Deltas through the Decades” was held at the Car Barn for members of the sorority.
On Saturday, a White Diamond Anniversary Luncheon was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel-Hamilton Place with more than 230 people in attendance. The Honorable Representative Brenda Gilmore was the keynote speaker for the event. Representative Brenda Gilmore is a former Metro Council Woman and is presently a State Representative- District #54, in the Tennessee General Assembly and currently resides in Nashville, TN. Soror Evelyn Robinson Hardin was recognized as the only surviving charter member of the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter. In addition, achievements of past presidents of the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter in attendance were highlighted during the program.
The weekend culminated with members attending Sunday morning worship service at Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church.
Submitted by Soror Shana Oates
The Membership Services Committee is pleased to shine our October spotlight on Domina Alford!! Soror Alford (nee Coleman) was initiated Spring 1992 in the Theta Rho Chapter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She held positions in her collegiate chapter as Treasurer and President, and has served Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter in various positions including Financial Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and finance committee member.
Soror Alford is employed as a Distributor Analyst with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), providing professional and technical accounting and regulatory advice to ensure compliance. Additionally, Soror Alford has assisted in the recruitment efforts for Financial Services at TVA as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Having earned both a MBA and CPA, she is on the board for the Public Education Foundation, and lends her skills to the American Association of Blacks in Energy and the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute.
Soror Alford shares that her favorite thing about being a Delta: “Being a part of a visionary organization whose Founders knew way back in 1913, that the social organizations that were forming for African Americans could be, and do, much more. I am so proud that today, all of the National Pan-Hellenic Council have come around to our way of thinking! No matter what happens in the chapter between sorors, it is Delta’s founding purpose that transcends all and keeps me supporting in any way I am able.” Congratulations, Soror Alford!!!