On March 9, 1984 with the support and leadership of the director of the Southern Region, Verdell Bellamy, 15 determined Delta women chartered the Delray Beach Alumnae Chapter. A formal chartering ceremony was held and the members from Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton celebrated with the community at a luncheon with the theme “Deltas Linked Together for Service”. This momentous milestone was the culmination of a two-year process which consisted of serving the community through projects related to senior citizens, tutorial assistance for students and family activities. It was not until the chapter’s attendance at the 33rd National Convention in San Francisco that the chartering name was officially changed to South Palm Beach County Alumnae Chapter.
The South Palm Beach County Alumnae Chapter has been serving the community for over 35 years with signature programs that reach a variety of age groups that they serve. Senior Citizens luncheon, Go-Red for Heart Disease, Cookies and Condoms for AIDS Awareness, Partnership with the Urban League for housing assistance and education, Senior Girls Breakfast, and EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) are just a few of the programs that keep the chapter busy implementing the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of the sorority. The chapter has also been awarded many awards at the regional level for the excellent local programming that is being conducted.
Sisterhood, scholarship and service continues to be at the forefront of the work being done by the South Palm Beach County Alumnae Chapter as they Move Forward in Delta.
Addie McCain Rose Bush LaClaire Bowdry Annetta Baldwin Andria Hudson
Dr. Henrietta M. Smith
Ruby Allen, Eula Broadnax, Brenda Durden, Wanda Gadson, Gwendolyn Greene*, Michelle Harris, Rose Harman, Willie Hurst*, Regina Millines*, Erma Mitchell*, Marilyn Bowers-Robinson, Patricia Rollins*, Linda Tate and Laura Williams*
CHAPTER VISION: To promote exemplary public service by implementing initiatives and programs that advance the National Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. To continually strive to implement programs that have a positive impact on the community.