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THE NORTH CHARLESTON ALUMNAE CHAPTER of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated began with the vision and selfless determination of eight professional women on May 10, 1984.  These women  were  Edythe  T. Haynes,  Veronica  C.  Shine, Gloria Green  Williams, Clarissa  Hamilton, Virginia Weaver,  Vivian Frasier,  Jacqueline H. Floyd  and  Marie Sanders  Martin. (Several of them were  members of Charleston Alumnae Chapter.) They  observed  that  a  number  of  sorors  lived in  the area but  were not  affiliated  with  a chapter.  The  original objective  was  to  provide an organization  to  accommodate these inactive  sorors.   After four arduous years of committing themselves to  achieving the goal  and  the expeditious efficiency of then South Atlantic Regional Director, Thelma Y. Pettis, the chapter was chartered on June 5,1988.  Our  service  area  is  North  Charleston.   Edythe T. Haynes was elected as the first president, and the chapter members began immediately implementing the programs set forth by the national organization. Although the newly chartered chapter was most excited to continue Delta's vision, there was also  sadness because the beloved Gloria Harriett Green Williams, one of the original eight women who shared the vision of a new chapter, died four months before the dream became  a  reality.  In loving memory, the chapter established The Gloria Harriett Green Williams Scholarship. 

Each year since the chapter's development, deserving young women in high schools throughout the North Charleston area have been awarded scholarships upon matriculation at the college or university of her choice. In keeping with Delta's national programs, the chapter has continued to make a significant impact on the communities in our service area. The chapter's involvement has included such programs as Literacy Tutoring, Mentoring Programs, and donations of books and magazines to elementary and  high schools’ media centers in North Charleston.

Annual contributions have been made to numerous organizations, including the United Negro College Fund, My Sister's House, Jenkins Institute for Children (formerly Jenkins Orphanage), the Homeless Center in North Charleston, Johns Island  and Charleston  Habitat for Humanity, The  Charleston  Urban  League, needy families during the holidays through the "Families Helping Families" program and  Begin  With Books which provides books mailed  to the homes  each  month for  one  year to  children  from  0 to  5  years  old.  The chapter has also conducted Immunization Campaigns, Voter Registration Drives, Blood  Drives,  participated in the Minority AIDS Project and other Health & Wellness Fairs/Walks.  We have  contributed to  initiatives  which benefited  International  Awareness  such  as  water projects, schools, and hospitals  in  Africa  and  Haiti.

The North Charleston Alumnae Chapter sponsors youth initiatives in the local community, including a biennial Cotillion, Delta  Academy,  Delta GEMS, and EMBODI. In  addition,  the Chapter  have  contributed to the  African American  Monument  on  Sullivan’s  Island,  the  African  American  monument  on the grounds  of the South Carolina State  Capital  in Columbia, South Carolina  and  the  International  African American  Museum  which is under construction in  Charleston.  The  Chapter  has  participated in  the National initiative  of  Presidential  Scholars  which  involved sending  members of our Delta Academy  to the  National Convention.  In  addition,  we  have  won  a computer  for our Delta  Academy  as well as  recognition  at the  Regional  level.

The  chapter instituted  yearly  visits to  North Charleston City Council meetings  in order  to  expand  our  presence in  North Charleston  as  well as to  increase our knowledge of  the needs  of the citizens  in our service area. Our  chapter  along with the  three other alumnae chapters  in 2000  established  the first Tri-County  Founders  Day  Celebration.  This joint  effort  lasted about  seven  years  with  the  chair  rotating  among  the  four (4)  Alumnae  chapters.

Since the chapter’s inception, fourteen dynamic presidents have served our  illustrious  sisterhood.  They  were   Edythe T. Haynes (2 terms), Veronica C. Vincent (2 terms), Edwina W. Hughes, Elease J. Holmes, Dorothy S. Wright, Willie S. James, Vivian F. Gathers, Diane Hamilton, Christina Hayes-Bradham, E. Janine Bostic, Wanda Brown (2 terms), Mildred Hudson, Carlotta Dennis, Latrice  Melvin, and Wanda Brown.   As our ranks continue to increase and grow, North Charleston Alumnae Chapter continually seeks divine guidance and direction in serving our community.

                                Charter Members

Sherrel Aiken Brown                        Evelyn Gathers Burwell 

Deborah Capers

Veronica C. Chadwick

Linda Brown Dean

Jacqueline H. Floyd

Annette Aiken Gadsden​

Vivian Frasier Gathers

Marie Sanders Martin

Antoinette Minus

Donna Marie Moore

Tonya Tanner Owens

Carmanita Snipe Rollerson

Frances Melvina Strickland

Yolanda Cooper Toney

Dorothy Staniard Wright

Irma Brown Green

Edythe Tucker Haynes

Barbara Graham Holmes

Elease Jackson Holmes

Mildred Gamble Hudson

Willie Summers James

Janet Preston Mack

Denise D. Major

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