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DrumRoll: Delta's Crimson Soiree honors community partners, 40-year members
The Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently honored community partners and members who have served 40 and 50 years in the organization.
The Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently honored community partners and members who have served 40 and 50 years in the organization during its recent Founders Day celebration, Friday, January 13.
Community partners were presented the Yvonne Jean Whitley Flame Award during the Crimson Soiree. Herman Brister Jr., Director of the Southern University Laboratory School; State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle; Ashley Shelton, CEO of the Power Coalition; K. Renee Horton, Ph.D.; and Matthew Valliere, CEO of CareSouth Medical and Dental and Entergy were recognized for their support.
During the sorority’s Founders Day Luncheon Sunday, January 15 in Southern University’s Cotillion Ballroom, the Reverend Shavon Arline-Bradley, a member of Delta’s national board of directors, served as the guest speaker. Rose Hudson, Karen Prestage Washington; Andrea Love, and Karen Yarbrough were recognized for their 40 years of service. Brenda Guess, Karen Ambeau, Mildred Penson, Claudia Jackson Fisher, Leona Marie Bowler, and Blanche Page Smith were recognized for their 50 years of service. The sorority named Judy Bethly, cochair of the social action committee, the Soror of the Year.
“Our Founders Day celebration was a huge success,” said Baton Rouge Sigma President Chi Joseph Franklin. “Founders Day reminds us of the extensive impact that Delta Sigma Theta has in our communities across the country including right here in Baton Rouge. We are so grateful to our members and community partners for helping support our many programs in education and economic development and other areas. We couldn’t do it without them.”
The national organization celebrated its 110th year anniversary of community service, sisterhood, scholarship and social action.
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