Phi Delta Kappa Inc. Sorority celebrates 92nd anniversary conclave

Phi Delta Kappa Inc. Sorority celebrates 92nd anniversary conclave
July 09
00:00 2015

In above photo: Charlotte M. Williams

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The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., a professional organization of women in the field of education, will hold its biennial 92nd Anniversary Conclave on July 12- July 16 located at the Twin City Quarter at the downtown Marriott, Embassy Suites Hotels.
The local, Beta Lambda Chapter under the leadership of chapter president Patsy Squire will host this august event.
Members from five regions in the United States will join president Charlotte M. Williams and her National Executive Council at the conference, replete with sororal and professional development workshops, public meetings, entertainment, and of course sorority business.
Sorority business focuses on the National Y. E. S. Program (Youth, Education, and Service).
The theme for this year is “Embracing the Standards, Raising the Bar: Equity-Quality Education for All.”
The following events are open to the public: Because We Care Community Forum, the Public Meeting, Educational Workshops, Vital Issues Breakfast, and Gala Night.
The major pre-conclave event, “Because We Care Community Forum” is sponsored by The Black Women’s Agenda, AARP, and Colgate Palmolive, will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the M.C. Benton Convention Center in the North Main Hall. The event is free and open to the public but has limited seating.
To register for the free forum event call (888) 902-3011 ext. 9560 or visit
The forum will focus on caregiving and the various impacts it has.
There will also be a Health Fair with information and screenings provided by local health care service providers.
On Sunday, July 12, local men will be recognized for outstanding service: former N.C. Rep. Larry Womble, the Rev. Serenus Churn, Richard Watts, Spencer Hardy and Mike Robinson.
Two scholarships will be awarded to local recipients.
On Monday, July 13 the educational workshops will be open to educators in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.
There will be a registration desk to stop by in the M. C. Benton Convention Center after the General Session.
The public meeting event will be held on Monday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. Books from across the United States will be donated to a local library and schools during this event.
The Messenger for this event will be Rev. Dennis Bishop, pastor of First Waughtown Baptist Church.
On Wednesday, July 15, the Vital Issues Breakfast has as its guest speaker Rev. Dr. Sheila Evans-Tranumn.
She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as a former New York State Education Department Associate Commissioner of Education, English teacher, assistant principal, and Director of Auxiliary Services for NY high schools.
Rounding out the last few days, on Wednesday, July 15 the Gala Night will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Embassy Suites.
The featured entertainer is Terisa Griffin, a Season 3 contestant on the popular T. V. show, “The Voice”. Those familiar with her can attest to the fact that she indeed has “a voice”.
For more information, please contact: Princess Towe by calling (973) 819-8788 or email at or contact Valeria Edwards by calling (336) 418-0366 or email at

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