Happy 100th Birthday to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

WITH SOROR PAULETTE WALKER, NATIONAL 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

WITH SOROR PAULETTE WALKER, NATIONAL 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Today, history is made as the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrate 100 years of Sisterhood and Service.  The official celebration is being held in Washington D.C. where over 12,000 members of the sorority are gathered and will have a black tie dinner where President Obama will address all of my beautiful sorors.  The sorority will have their 51st National convention this July.  It is expected to be double the attendance and more as we paint Washington D.C. red for the second time this year.   I will be at that one!  I’ve been saving my pennies:)  

MY CENTENNIAL PIGGY BANK

MY CENTENNIAL PIGGY BANK

Several bloggers have been posting New Year’s Resolutions to the tune of wanting to volunteer in the community more.  One of the ways that I volunteer in my community is staying active in the  Macon Alumnae Chapter of my sorority.   Most people are always complaining that they are just so busy with life in general that there is no time for anything else.  I can identify with those people.  Joining an organization that structures community involvement for you will keep you closely connected to the needs of your community and afford you numerous opportunities to give back.  Obviously all sororities do not function the way that the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) does.  Members of the NPHC continue on services in alumni chapters after college as a lifetime commitment.  There are several other organizations that are committed to public service that you can join locally to get your foot in the door with community service if you aren’t a member of the NPHC and you don’t want to go volunteer on your own.  Ok, that’s it for my PSA on getting involved in the community.

Celebrating Being a Delta: A Small Tribute

I have been a Delta almost 12 years *wiping forehead*, getting old:). I pledged at Fort Valley State University, Eta Chapter in the spring of 2001 with 27 other young ladies.

THE DAY I WAS INITIATED INTO DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. APRIL 22, 2001

THE DAY I WAS INITIATED  APRIL 22, 2001

PICTURED WITH AN ETA CHAPTER CHARTER MEMBER SOROR CULPEPPER

ETA CHAPTER CHARTER MEMBER SOROR CULPEPPER

The first Delta I ever knew was my Mother!

MOTHER AT HER DELTA RHO CHAPTER'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY LAST YEAR

DELTA RHO CHAPTER’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY LAST YEAR

She pledged a while ago at Albany State University!

MY MOTHER SAYS SHE IS 36 SO I WILL LET YOU GUESS HOW LONG AGO THIS IS:)

MY MOTHER SAYS SHE IS 36 & I’M CATCHING UP WITH HER SO I WILL LET YOU GUESS HOW LONG AGO THIS IS:)

She has a major influence naturally on my life and of course I followed in her footsteps, as did the young one.

PEOPLE THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO PLEDGE SOMETHING ELSE, LOL

PEOPLE THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO PLEDGE AKA SOMETHING ELSE, THIS IS WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF THAT, LOL

BABY GIRL'S PROBATE SHOW IN 2007, SHE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE;)

BABY GIRL’S PROBATE SHOW IN 2007, SHE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE;)

WE HAVE FILLED MY MOTHER'S BOOK WITH SEVERAL MEMORIES

WE HAVE FILLED MY MOTHER’S BOOK WITH SEVERAL MEMORIES

I am blessed to serve in the same chapter with both of them building the community that reared me and that I have a special love for.   We have had several Mother daughter moments as a result of working for Delta.

NATIONAL CONVENTION 2008

NATIONAL CONVENTION 2008

C.O.D.E. RED ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DANCE

C.O.D.E. RED ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DANCE

The sorority has a 5 Point Thrust that we tailor our service and sisterhood activities around.  Just this week, I did a preview of Kickboxing at a local detention center for incarcerated females in coordination with our Physical & Mental Health initiative.   There are so many opportunities to serve people and for building relationships within a Sisterhood.

ONE OF MY FAVS HELPED ME DO KICKBOXING

ONE OF MY FAVS HELPED ME DO KICKBOXING

We do plenty of activities to foster sisterhood from within the organization as well.

PAST MACON ALUMNAE CHRISTMAS PARTY

PAST MACON ALUMNAE CHRISTMAS PARTY

I have proudly served as President of my line since our beginning stages.  What exactly does that mean.  I have made sure that we have annual reunions to celebrate our line’s birthday and to foster ongoing growth within the sisterhood.

SPRING 01 CELEBRATING 8 YEARS

SPRING 01 CELEBRATING 8 YEARS

11 YEAR CELEBRATION

11 YEAR CELEBRATION

Have Homecoming Party Dinners & Festivities

ANNUAL HOMECOMING DINNER

ANNUAL HOMECOMING DINNER

A FEW OF US AT THE HOMECOMING HOSPITALITY ROOM

A FEW OF US AT THE HOMECOMING HOSPITALITY ROOM

We were lucky to pass the torch on to some younger, hard working sorors as we graduated and moved on to join Alumnae chapters.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE DELTA BABIES

ONE OF MY FAVORITE DELTA BABIES

I have been fortunate enough to share the sisterhood with some very dear friends as well.

MY BEST FRIEND CROSSED IN 2002 1 YEAR AFTER ME

MY BEST FRIEND CROSSED IN 2002 1 YEAR AFTER ME

DOING SOME POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING WITH ANOTHER DEAR DELTA FRIEND OF MINE

DOING SOME POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING WITH ANOTHER DEAR DELTA FRIEND OF MINE

I have been blessed by my membership & knowledge of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.  I have gained a mentor in the profession of pharmacy who walked me through the application process of pharmacy school.  I received scholarships from the local chapter before I was ever a Delta.  I ‘ve formed lasting relationships with incarcerated teenage girls over the last 7 years through volunteering within the sorority and the list goes on and on.

SORORS GATHERED OUTSIDE DETENTION CENTER AFTER CAREER DAY

SORORS GATHERED OUTSIDE CENTER AFTER CAREER DAY

This blog is about Living Active & Healthy, & Being Prosperous.  I just wanted to pause and send a major SHOUT OUT to all the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrating 100 years today, friends of ours in the Greek community that offer support of our projects, family members that lend that soror to the community for a few hours a month, people who donate to our fundraisers to help us provide scholarships and mission minded projects, and anybody who participates in our events or benefits from them.   Being a Delta has afforded me numerous opportunities in prosperity, healthy living, and being active!

OO-OOP!

OO-OOP!

NONCHALANT, #22, SPR 01, Eta made, 28 Forces of RAPture:)

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

            Do you know a special Delta?

            If you are a Delta, Roll Call please & thank you!

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39 thoughts on “Happy 100th Birthday to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  1. One cold day, exactly 100 years ago, 22 women founded a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., a sorority that will forever play a large role in shaping communities near and far. I’m reminded on this day, how important the foundation these 22 women put in place really is. I’m happy to be a part of an organization that embodies everything I am and hope to be.

    LIFETIME, #13, SPRING “07”, Delta Nu, 38 DirectDST.V

  2. Happy Birthday to the DevaStaTing Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc! It’s an honor an privilege to be a member of this wonderful sisterhood. Thank you my “Special” soror for sharing to others just how great we are! 100 years of sisterhood, scholarship, and service completed and a Lifetime to go!!!!!!

    WORLD CLASS CHOCOLATE, #24, SPR 09, Macon Alumnae, 41 F.L.A.V.O.R.S

  3. Happy Founder’s Day to the lovely Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta. I am one of the ladies who pledged with Joi at Eta Chapter. In celebrating this 100th year, I am planning to become more involved in the community as I should be.

    Joi, I love your blog and I am answering your roll call….

    Well this is Slimcutta bringing you my rapture rhyme. I shake off all my haters because they waste my time. I am the 1 0 on this 01 line….(y’all know the rest)
    Love ya!!!

  4. Happy Founders Day from Washington DC. I am here for this once in a life time experience !!! Much love to my very own legacy, Joi . RoberTa

  5. I’m very grateful for our 22 Founders of Delta Sigma Theta! I will always ADMIRE their confident & courageousness! Happy Centennial Sorors!!!

    Thanks Joi for always leading our line the way you do!!

    Ludacris, #2, SPR 01, ETA made, 28 Forces of RAPture

  6. Happy Founders Day to all my Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. On this day, 100 years ago, 22 came together to collectively promote academic excellence, sisterhood, and service to others. These 22 women created a rich legacy of illustrious women that continues today. Happy Centennial Sorors!

    Unpredictable, #31, Spring ’07, NMAC 73 Survivors of the Storm

    • I’m thrilled that you can appreciate our sisterhood! Thank you for taking time to read the post! Big S/O for your guide on making a signature;) It helped spice up things a bit here at Rx Fitness Lady:)

  7. Another great article bestie! Sorry I’m late….

    Revolver, Spr 02, Nu Tau Chapter, #5-DAT live a$$ five!, 6 Deadly Weapons

    • Your line name is so lethal! I don’t think I really remembered that. It matters not how late you are. I’m just happy to have your support!

  8. I have been missing in action for the last few days…but better late than never!!! Happy Centennial, Soror!!! You were a pleasure to watch grow into a wonderful soror. I loved your tenacious spirit and hard working demeanor. Thanks for the memories!!

    Unpredictable #19 ~ Spr. 98 ~ Eta Chapter ~ 25 Keepers of the Nile

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  10. Joi,
    First, let me start by saying, I love, love, love Rx fitness lady’s site!!! I have a very special love for this post. I had the opportunity to celebrate our centennial in DC. The experience was AWESOME!!!! I love me some DST!!!

    Zack-baybay, #2, Fall ’81, Sigma Chapter, 32 Devastating Degrees of Distinction

    • AWWHHH! Thank you Zack! I know you all had a blast. I intend to make up for it at the Convention this summer. Thanks for answering the roll call Sexy Sigma lady;)

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