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 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:

  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 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.

Warmest regards,

Valara Y. Sample

Calendar of Events

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 March Sorority Meeting Orchard Knob Baptist Church 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 Jabberwock 2018 Redemption to the Nations Church 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 Southern Regional Conference Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 8:00 AM

2017 Red Kettle Campaign

Submitted by Soror Wanda Gocher-Johnson

On Saturday December 16, 2017 the Brainerd Road Food City was alive with the "Sound of Music" as CAC Sorors volunteered for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. We were singing, ringing, and bringing joy to all as we collected $317.20 to aid the Salvation Army in their mission to assist those less fortunate.

CAC Sorors Get Wet for Heart Health

Submitted by Soror Wanda Gocher-Johnson

On a rainy Saturday morning October 28th Sorors Francine Brown, Wanda Gocher-Johnson, Willeata Kendrick, Sarah Parks, and Linda Rogers plus one guest participated in the TN Valley Heart Walk sponsored by American Heart Association, a DST Project 13 Organization. Thanks to donations from ten Sorors we raised $600 – an additional $400 was donated from the Community Outreach Committee budget to reach our $1,000 goal.

World AIDS Day 2017

Submitted by Soror Ashley Cox

On Friday, December 1, 2017, members of the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter and Theta Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated hosted World AIDS Day in conjunction with Chattanooga Cares and the Southeast Tennessee Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention. Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White who died of the virus in the early 1980s, gave an inspirational message about her son's struggle with HIV/AIDS and her continued advocacy for those living with the disease.

Mrs. White-Ginder discussed the stigma that surrounded the virus in the 1980s and the continued work being done around the virus. A member of the Chattanooga Cares staff also discussed advancements in HIV/AIDS; she stated that no one ever thought there would be conversations happening around what it means to grow old with the HIV/AIDS virus.

The event was well attended by members of the Chattanooga Community.

Sisterhood Spotlight - Soror Janice Horn

Submitted by Soror Shenikia Sturnes

The Membership Services Committee is pleased to shine our December spotlight on Soror Janice Horn! Soror Horn was initiated through the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter in the Spring of 1997. She has held numerous positions and served on several committees in the chapter including Financial Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Finance Committee, Technology Committee, Co-Chair of Project SEE and DeSTi Treasurer. Soror Horn is a Supervisor for the CADNet School-to-Work Program at Tennessee Valley Authority. Soror Horn was selected as a recipient of the TVA Excellence in Service Award which recognizes employees who exemplify the values and competencies and the commitment to service that ensure TVA can continue to carry out its mission of service. She is also active in her church and their youth programs. Congratulations Soror Horn!