Deltas celebrate Founders Day

Deltas celebrate Founders Day
January 29
00:00 2015
(Above: Submitted Photo- Some of the sorors who took part.)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recently celebrated 102 years of public service.  This organization was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 13, 1913.

The Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter’s Founders Day and Physical and Mental Health committees and Pi Omicron Chapter at Wake Forest University marked the occasion  on Tuesday, Jan. 13 by walking 22 laps (one for each Delta Sigma Theta founder) around the track at Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center. After the walk, the members continued their fellowship over a healthy meal, sharing initiation stories and exchanging steps.

The Founders envisioned a sorority focused on eliminating barriers to academic excellence, improving economics, and improving the political and social well-being of their people. This vision continues through the Sorority’s Five Point Programs: Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Social Involvement. Today, there are more than 1,000 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapters and more than 200,000 members.

Elizabeth Newton is president of the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter, and Jade Williams is president of the Pi Omicron Chapter.  Eleanor Bailey is the chair of the Founders Day Committee, and Lisa Smith is the chair of the Physical and Mental Health Committee.

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