Members of the Anniston Alumnae Chapter had the opportunity to express their reasons behind wanting to become a member of our illustrious organization. Members were chosen from the four categories of Delta Dears, Delta Divas, Delta Dolls and Neophytes.
To hear the sincere words from Soror Mary Frances Williams- Delta Dear (40+ years), as to what Delta means to her was incredible. She said, “Delta is a lifetime commitment. As a Delta, I pledged to be the best Delta I can be. No one can drive me away from doing what I want to do.”
Soror LaTosha Allen- Delta Diva (10 years) said, “I have waited way too long to do this, so I will be and remain active.” Soror Allen also said she believes God brought her the way that He
brought her in order to meet her sisters. She has a bond with women that will never be broken. After Soror Allen spoke, Soror Katrina Dorsey- Delta Diva (34 years), said that she knows that
there are women that are better than her, but she is going to better than them. Soror Dorsey believes that all women should uplift one another. But more importantly, the women of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. should uplift each other.
Soror Jimmeka Leverette- Delta Doll (6 years) joined the organization because of what DELTA stands for. Soror Leverette believes that she possess those same values… “Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood”. One thing that members of our sorority have to remember is that when we joined the organization, it was not for part-time purposes only such as stepping at greek shows or wearing a t-shirt so others may recognize that we are greek. Even if we do not wear our letters on our chest, we are still wearing our letters. We have to be mindful of where we go; who we surround ourselves with; and how we act. People will always remember that you are a DELTA. Being a DELTA WOMAN means to carry yourself in a respectable manner at all times. Though
we may be tempted by others to act out of character, we still represent our sorority. We cannot be the one others say, “Girl did you see how see acted?” “OMG, I cannot believe that she stole that money from the chapter.” We must remember that we are DELTAS in letters and out of letters.
After Soror Leverette spoke, Soror Aisha Gladden –Delta Doll (1 year) a former Delta GEM for our chapter said that DELTA means everything to her. “Delta changes the lives of others, and
Delta began to change my life when I was a DELTA GEM. When I became a Delta, I started to see the impact that I had on others.”
And finally, Soror Cynthia Fletcher- Neophyte (1 year) emphasized that DELTA is a change agent in the world. There are many women who are in powerful positions, and they are
DELTAS. Soror Fletcher said that, “When you think you’re doing okay, you can do better. There is always room for growth.”
As we listened intently to each of our Sorors talk about their Delta journey – we were all reminded of how we felt when we embarked on this glorious rollercoaster. Delta Sigma Theta is
a lifetime commitment and no one or anything can take that away from us. We have to remember that we are all striving to be the best at whatever we undertake, but we must never forget who we are and how we got to this point. We rejoice with “Joy in our Sisterhood, Power in our Voices and Service in our Hearts”. We are the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta.