2018 Florida and The Bahamas State Cluster

To the Beautiful Sorors of Florida & the Bahamas!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 Florida & the Bahamas Cluster, which will be held in the tropical paradise city of Palm Beach Gardens, April 13 – 15, 2018.

We invite you to sunny South Florida where you can reunite with sorors from across the state and enjoy the warm southern hospitality.  But most importantly, we want you to experience an exceptional cluster that will leave you energized and recommitted to return to your chapters equipped to EmpowerEmbrace  and Engage our communities through public service.

As our ranks increase and grow, our vision continues to include all sorors, collegiate and alumnae, as we Renew our pledge to the Delta Oath, Remain mindful of the awesome responsibility to uphold the ideals and achieve the objectives of Delta Sigma Theta, and Rededicate ourselves to the advancement of the 105 year old legacy of our sisterhood.

The State Coordinators and State Facilitators along with our host chapters, West Palm Beach Alumnae, South Palm Beach County Alumnae, Glades Alumnae, and Xi Epsilon (Florida Atlantic University), excitedly await your arrival at the luxurious PGA National Resort & Spa, where plans have been made for focused, enlightening, and informative sessions that will provide strategies to empower our region and propel each chapter forward to become wholesome examples for others to follow.

We are delighted to offer you a weekend celebration that will include registration, a fellowship-filled Welcome Event, and opportunities for sorors to participate in stimulating workshops, a county-wide Service Project, Ecumenical Service, vendors and entertaining venues for sisterly camaraderie, all designed to make the 2018 Florida & the Bahamas Cluster a true success and a memorable experience.

Each registrant must complete the on-line registration form and submit payment via the online service listed on the website. You will receive confirmation via email. Please check to make sure your information is correct. Registration fees are $95 for alumnae and $75 for collegiate sorors. The instructions for registration are included in the Call to Cluster document.

Click Here To Register
2018 FL – BH Call to Cluster

THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Florida & the Bahamas Cluster Founders Day.

If you have questions regarding the event or the registration process, please contact:

2018 Florida & the Bahamas Cluster– 2018flbhcluster@gmail.com

Δ South Florida State Coordinator, Patricia Taylor – southfloridacoordinator@dstsouthernregion.com

Δ South Florida State Facilitator, Imani Coles – southfloridafacilitator@dstsouthernregion.com

Δ North Florida State Coordinator, T. Elaine Johnson – northfloridacoordinator@dstsouthernregion.com

Δ North Florida State Facilitator, Viesha Andrews – northfloridafacilitator@dstsouthernregion.com

Δ Bahamas Coordinator, Jeunesse Osadebay-Bullard – bahamascoordinator@dstsouthernregion.com

Violets and Pearls,
Sandy & Jessica

Alabama 2018 Delta Days at the Capitol (DDAC)

Greetings Chapter President and Members:

Delta Days at the Capitol (DDAC) is the activation of Delta’s national social action thrust, serving as a vehicle for advocacy and effecting social change and public policy. Plans are underway for the 2018 Delta Days at the Alabama State Capitol to be held Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday March 22, 2018, in Montgomery, AL.

Under the theme: Defining the Moment…Believing in the Power of WE,” the DDAC Steering Committee has formulated an enriching and informative conference designed to address critical issues of importance to all residents of Alabama along with continued discussion about how Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. can be an advocate for the voiceless in our communities.  We are in critical times.  Silence is consent and we will no longer be silent.  It is imperative that each of us move beyond our comfort zones and begin to action…social action.

As in the past, we are asking each chapter to register at least 3-5 members. Attached are the items needed for 2017 Alabama DDAC Registration:

  • Summary Registration Form
  • General Information, Agenda Overview, and Hotel Information

This year we are pleased to offer sorors the opportunity to complete their registration online (in addition to registering through your chapter). Below are the procedures you must follow in order to complete your registration:

  1. Registration Form
  2. You will receive a confirmation notice via email which will contain a link to your registration record.
  3. Print two copies of your completed registration form:
  • One to be provided to your chapter when you submit payment and;
  • One for your personal record

Per the standard procedure, the chapter will submit the appropriate registration fees for all paid and registered Sorors. If you pay for registration fees through PayPal, you do not have to submit payment to your local chapter.

Each chapter will submit a summary form listing each registered Soror along with the appropriate fees to the Host Chapter.

This information will also be available online via the Southern Region web site.

The Chapter Registration Form and Summary Registration Form should be completed in its entirety (identifying all participating members) and returned along with a chapter check, cashier’s check, or money order for the total registration fee.

Please note: There will be NO ON-SITE registration. Chapter registration forms and fees must be received no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018  to the following address:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Montgomery (AL) Alumnae Chapter
ATTENTION: Financial Secretary (DDAC Steering Committee)
P.O. Box 5144
Montgomery, AL 36103

Note: DDAC Registration fees are non-refundable and the registration deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018 (must be RECEIVED by this date).

We are looking forward to seeing each of you at DDAC.

Yours in Delta,

Sandra K. Horton
Southern Regional Director

Jessica Shotwell
Southern Regional Representative

Rhonda Briggins
Regional Social Action Coordinator

Tiffany Johnson Cole, Esq.
Alabama Social Action Coordinator

Jimmetta Gourdine
Alabama Social Action Coordinator


ONLINE REGISTRATION LINKS

2018 Alabama Cluster & Statewide Founders Day

Dear Sorors of the “Beautiful” State of Alabama!

As we kick off the fourth cluster in the 2018 Southern Regional Cluster Cycle, we welcome you to the birthplace of Mardi Gras and Gulf Coast City of Mobile, Alabama. This year, we invite each of you to Refuel, Reflect, and Rededicate. We ask that you refuel your spiritual tank and reconnect your server to the Savior; reflect on the values we hold dear with our family, friends and sisters; and rededicate your lives to the principles on which our illustrious sorority were founded, exactly, 105 years ago.

Our vision continues to include all sorors, collegiate and alumnae, each having a vital role in advancing the sisterhood. Roles that will empower chapters to better serve our communities, embrace the talents of collegiate and alumnae members, engage those members to create opportunities that will advance the region and enhance each chapter in a powerful way.

The Regional Leadership Team, along with our host chapters, Mobile Alumnae, Baldwin County Alumnae and Iota Nu Citywide (University Of South Alabama, Springhill College, University Of Mobile) chapters, has worked untiringly to prepare purposeful, enlightening, and informative sessions with entertaining opportunities for sisterly camaraderie and fun.

The weekend celebration will begin with the opportunity for sorors to participate in stimulating workshops and enjoy a fun- and fellowship-filled Welcome Event. Our founding observance of every year has a special meaning in the heart of EVERY Delta. We will all rededicate ourselves to our Sorority during our time gathered at Cluster. On Saturday, we will unite in service for DeltaServesTogether. We are asking each soror to view the service flyer and participate in a service project to aid Mobile and Baldwin Counties. This will provide us all with the privilege of walking in the footsteps of our beloved Founders. After we serve, we will put on our red dresses and be served, while enjoying an evening of entertainment, during the, Red Dress Affair: A Founders Day Dinner Celebration. On Sunday, February 25th, we will commemorate our Christian Principle roots with a soul-stirring Ecumenical Service. You don’t want to miss this sisterhood-filled weekend.

Each registrant must complete the on-line registration form and submit payment via the online PayPal service listed on the site. Once successfully registered, you will receive confirmation and hotel links via email. Please check to make sure your information is correct.
Registration fees are $95 for alumnae and $75 for collegiate sorors. Click here to register for the 2018 Alabama Cluster/Statewide Founders Day.

2018 AL Call to Cluster
Alabama Service Project – Stuff the Bus
Alabama Cluster Ads

THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Alabama Cluster/Statewide Founders Day.

If you have questions regarding the event or the registration process, please contact:
Alabama State Coordinator, Mary Carmen Williams alabamacoordinator@dstsouthernregion.com or
Nakesha Willis alstatefacilitatornw@gmail.com or the Cluster Committee Chairs 2018AlabamaCluster@gmail.com

Violets and Pearls,
Sandy & Jessica