Stockbridge GA
Proclamation: Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Posted on Monday June 03, 2013
Mayor Mark Alarcon and the Stockbridge City Council presented the Henry County Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with a proclamation Monday night celebrating the sorority's 100 Years of Service and Sisterhood. Congratulations!

WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest African-American Greek-lettered Sorority in the world and is a private, non-profit organization comprised of more than 250,000 predominantly Black college-educated women whose primary purpose is to provide support through program initiatives and public service in local communities throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Founded in 1913, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D. C., the Sorority currently has more than 950 Alumnae/Collegiate chapters located in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea and for 100 years, the sorority and its members have remained dedicated to the overall mission of promoting academic excellence,  providing scholarships, supporting the underserved, educating and stimulating participation in the establishment of positive public policy and providing solutions to problems in their communities; and

WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is faithfully committed to the development of programs based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement, as established by its Founders over 100 years ago; and

WHEREAS, The Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has exemplified the spirit of their Founders in their respective roles as educators, advocates, leaders, and activists, both professionally and voluntarily, and through their efforts to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of citizens in Henry County, Georgia; and

WHEREAS, The Henry County Alumnae Chapter’s mission and programs benefit our community through initiatives such as mentorship programs for underserved youth, scholarship and awards programs, charitable giving at home and abroad, health and wellness seminars, educational/political forums and voter registration campaigns; and

WHEREAS, The City of Stockbridge wishes to congratulate members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on its 100 years of service not only to various local communities across the State of Georgia but also the entire world.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the City of Stockbridge Board of Commissioners that May 13, 2013 is HENRY COUNTY ALUMNAE CHAPTER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. DAY and that the City of Stockbridge urges all citizens to join us in thanking them for their continued support and dedication and wish all chapter members much success as they utilize their collective strength and lead the way in making a positive difference in the lives of all citizens.
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