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|Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosts regional conference|
|Charlotte chapters host Aug. 8-12 meetings|
|Published Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:32 pm|
Charlotte is hosting Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's regional conference next month.
The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, along with collegiate chapters Gamma Lambda (Johnson C. Smith University), Iota Rho (UNC Charlotte) and Upsilon Mu (Davidson College) will convene for the South Atlantic Regional Conference August 8-12 at the Charlotte Convention Center. More than 3,000 members from 160 chapters in the Carolinas, Virginia and Bermuda are expected for “A Royal Gathering of Delta Women.”
“Charlotte is very excited to host this event,” Charlotte Alumnae Chapter president Melody Harris said. “From beginning to end, we will make an impact via community service, engaging workshops and have fun celebrating our achievements.“
The sorority, which has more than 10,000 members in the region, will partner with WSOC-TV's School Tools to collect school supplies to help local children be successful for the school year. Proceeds will benefit Classroom Central.
Although some conference workshops are exclusive to Delta members, there are public events at the Charlotte Convention Center:
• Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Stuff The Bus, School Tools kick-off at The Delta Center, 5408 Beatties Ford Road. Free.
• Aug. 9, 7 p.m. – Public meeting, Hall A will highlight local achievement, as well as an opportunity to mix and mingle with Delta leadership and members. Free.
• Aug. 10, 9 p.m. – Step show, Crown Ballroom. Admission $40
• Aug. 12, 9:30 a.m. – Ecumenical service, Hall A. Free.
Delta Sigma Theta, founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University, has more than 250,000 members and more than 900 chapters worldwide.
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