Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." No Vision... No Victory... No Struggle... No Success.
Realizing the necessity of uniting into a body to better serve the community, twelve dynamic women had a vision.On February 3, 1967, twelve members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. met to discuss the establishment of a local chapter. The members who met were Fannie Wade, Edna Wright, Marion Johnson Duckworth, Doris Scott Clark, Stella Marshall Pierce, Emily Hudson, Olivia Bethea, Juanita Miller, Gwendolyn Strother, Doris Dean, Barbara Horton Werts, and Jeraldine Jones. Valdosta Alumnae Chapter was established February 18, 1967. In 1968, Valdosta Alumnae Chapter members inducted the first group of ladies into our great sisterhood. In 1969, President Cherry Horne had a vision to begin a collegiate chapter at Valdosta State College. On May 28, 1971, seven young ladies were inducted into the Theta Tau Chapter. On February 22, 1990, members of Valdosta Alumnae Chapter purchased the Delta Community Center on South Toombs Street, and on May 16, 1999, chapter members held the Lighting of the Torch and Burning the Mortgage Ceremony.
From 1968 to the present time members have worked diligently planning signature programs to support the chapter's scholarship program. Valdosta Alumnae Chapter has always worked with with youth, conducted cultural enrichment programs, participated in tutorial programs, donated toys and clothing to needy families, participated in community events, donated Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to the needy, provided school supplies to schools, volunteered at political events, conducted voter registration drives, hosted health fairs and seminars on health and social issues, provided scholarships for deserving high school seniors, focused on literature and the arts in the community, and hosted a Breathe Easy Asthma 5k Run-Walk event to benefit the local Children's Services.
Our sorority is an organization of college educated women committed to the development of our members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black Community. Since 1967, because of 12 dynamic women's vision, members of Valdosta Alumnae Chapter have worked diligently to fulfill the mission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
President Elnora Hill
Vice-President Virginia Crowell
Recording Secretary Elena Ponder
Treasurer Felicia Hill
Financial Secretary Leah Baynard
Chaplain Samantha Napier
Sergeant-at-Arms Deborah Sykes
Historian Aretha Benson