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18 Charter Members Dared To Charter The Course

 

 18 CHARTER MEMBERS DARED TO CHARTER THE COURSE

On Saturday, March 22, 1980, at 12:30 p.m., six dedicated and outstanding members of Miami Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. met at the home of Soror Evelyn Wynn to formulate ideas and reasons for establishing a second chapter in Dade County. The “Council” consisting of six members, was called together by Soror Maud P. Newbold who applied for an application for a new chapter based on the interest and concern of many Sorors who, for many years, expressed the need to extend public service projects throughout the county without restrictions. The council members were Sorors: Maud P. Newbold, (chairperson); Margaret P. Baulkman, Beverly Nixon, Dorothy J. Saunders, Dorothy S. Sawyer, and Evelyn H. Wynn.

During the course of the meeting, the council members cafefully selected Sorors whom they felt exemplified high ideals and commitment to the Sorority, in addition to their “sterling” records of public service, talents, and their outstanding leadership experiences. Joining the council to fulfill all preliminary requirements for a charter were Sorors: Zandra R. Albury, Cleomie W. Bloomfield, Bobbie D. Bowen, Pernella C. Burke, Thelma B. Davis, Martha C. Day, Darlene Gay, Ruth K. Jones, Elmer H. Kilpatrick, Juanita A. Lane, Sheba M. Martin and Marcia J. Saunders.

Following a sequence of events, Soror Kathleen Wright, Regional Director, notified Sorors Maud P. Newbold and Nettie Dove (president of Miami Alumnae) for the purpose of selecting a mutually satisfactory date for the transitional workshop for both chapters and also the chartering. On January 10, 1981, at 12:00 noon, the Dade County Alumnae Chapter was charted at Belafonte-Talcolcy center, with Kathleen Wright officiating.

It was unanimously voted that Maud P. Newbold serve as first President of the new chapter, with all of the Charter Members servings as “first” officers.

Margaret P. Baulkman, Cleomie W. Bloomfield *, Bobbie D. Bowen*, Pernella C. Burke*, Thelma B. Davis*, Martha C. Day, Darlene Gay, Ruth K. Jones*, Elmer H. Kilpatrick *, Juanita A. Lane, Sheba M. Martin*, Maud P. Newbold, Beverly E. Nixon, Zandra Rucker, Dorothy J. Saunders, Marcia J. Saunders, Dorothy S. Sawyer * and Evelyn H. Wynn

Names listed in alphabetical order *Deceased

In 1981 the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded

Chapter Name When Chartered: Dade County Alumnae Chapter

Date Chartered: January 10, 1981

Miami, Florida (Dade County)

Installing Officers (National/Regional): Soror Kathleen Cooper Wright, Southern Regional Director

 


Charter Members

President – Maud P. Newbold

First Vice-President – Juanita A. Lane

Second Vice-President – Margaret P. Baulkman

Recording Secretary – Zandra R. Albury

Corresponding Secretary – Thelma B. Davis

Financial Secretary – Beverly E. Nixon

Treasurer – Cleomie W. Bloomfield

Chaplain – Sheba M. Martin

Parliamentarian – Pernella C. Burke

Custodian – Martha C. Day

Sergeant-At-Arms – Evelyn H. Wynn

Journalist – Dorothy S. Sawyer

Archivist – Dorothy Saunders

Capital Analyst – Bobbie D. Bowen

Building Fund – Elmer H. Kilpatrick

Hospitality – Darlene S. Gay

Social Action – Ruth K. Jones/Marcia J. Saunders