Delta Sigma Theta celebrates Centennial


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 9:45 am
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Historic Community Service Sorority honors local youth while celebrating Centennial

Bettendorf, IA, February 7, 2013- The Moline-Davenport Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, will host its 28th Annual Red and White Founders Day Ball on Saturday, February 9th at The Lodge in Bettendorf at 6p.m. This formal event is the premier fundraiser for local scholarship recipients.
This year's theme, Youth Who Rock, will focus on youth in the community who are exemplary leaders in academics, athletics, the arts and/or community service. Students who will be recognized attend: Rock Island, Davenport Central, Davenport West and Pleasant Valley High Schools. In addition, Delta Sigma Theta is celebrating 100 years of community service and advancement of scholarship for underrepresented populations.
"In light of the increased incidences of school violence, we feel it's important to take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the things that are positive within our education system. So much time and energy is spent focusing on fear and violence, rather than celebrating the outstanding students our schools are helping to produce. "An event like our Founders Day Ball is just the opportunity our community needs to see how great our youth really are," states Yolanda Hall, Vice-President of the local Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter.
If you'd like to support the 28th Annual Founders Day Ball and Banquet, please contact LaDrina Wilson at 309-721-4393 or email ladrina_wilson@hotmail.com to purchase tickets. Semi -Formal attire is strongly encouraged and dinner will be served at 6:30p.m.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the goals of providing services and programs to promote human welfare among mankind. The membership totals more than 250,000 college educated women and more than 957 chapters nationally and internationally.
The major programmatic focus of the Sorority is centered on the organization's Five Point Program Thrust of Educational Development; Economic Development; Physical and Mental Health; Political Awareness and Involvement and International Awareness and Involvement.
For additional information about the Moline-Davenport Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, please contact chapter Historian, Charlene Upchurch-Taylor at 563-388-0665 or email cmiles2603@aol.com.

















 




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