About Us




Chapter History




Our Charter Members were committed to continuing the work in public service that began in 1913 by our Founders on the Howard University Campus. As a result, the Rochester Alumnae Chapter is made up of sisters from various parts of the world. There are many sisters who reside in the community that periodically support our chapter activities and programs as well. Over the years, the Rochester Alumnae Chapter has grown from its initial membership of fifteen to over seventy-five members.

Over the decades, the Rochester Alumnae Chapter has been involved in programs which focus on our sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrusts (i.e. Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness). This chapter has continually placed a special emphasis on education. We recognize the role education plays in uplifting our people from poverty. We recognize that our youth are the key to a strong community and a brighter future.

We have continually been committed to motivating our youth with incentives and equipping them with tools to function in a global society which is heavily dependent upon technology. The chapter also involved itself in community service projects and partnering with local community groups such as Action for a Better Community, Urban League, and NAACP to bring about social change. The newly chartered chapter had activities to bring awareness to the community about the impact of Delta.

At the turn of the century, our zeal remains focused on public service and the betterment of our people. The initial ideas of Delta live on in our current members. The Chapter’s programming continues to emphasize education and development of youth. In our Delta Academy and Delta G.E.M.S. programs, we focus on educating our young girls and teens about the community needs and resources that are available to us as public servants. We also focus on the importance of good citizenship and scholarship.


chartering

Cynthia Adams
Carolyn Blanchard
Marietta Blow
Jacquelyn Chapman
Martha Daniels
Loretta Green
Betty Jo Hopkins
Mary Janet McElrath
Anna Nelson
Grace Rutherford
Barbara Saunders
Althea Truitt
Dean Turner
Vera White
Alice Walters



Officers


Melany Silas

President


Kimberly Winfrey

1st Vice President


Grace Douglass

2nd Vice President


Shirley Green

Recording Secretary


Diedra Livingston

Corresponding Secretary


Kimberly Huffman

Treasurer


Rhondalynn Richards

Financial Secretary


Musette Castle

Finance Chair


Francine Scott

Nominating Chair


Dorcet Watson

Nominating Member


Brenda Murphy-Pough

Nominating Member


Marilyn Thomas

Nominating Member


Deborah Whitt

Nominating Member


Brenda Evans-Spratling

Chaplain


Jewelle Gayle-Jones

Historian


Dolores Orman

Journalist


Henrene Brown

Sergeant at Arms



Chairpersons


Kearstin Brown-Warren

Arts & Letters


Tamika Johnson

Fundraising


Joyce Burwell Miller

Protocols & Traditions


Deborah Warfield

Audit Committee


Jacqueline Tyson

Parliamentarian


Kimberly Winfrey

Scholarship


Tomicka Wagstaff

Delta Academy/Delta G.E.M.S. Chair


Patricia Stevens

Fundraising


Kathryn Castle

Heritage & Archives


Diana Williams

Membership Services


Grace Douglass

Program Planning


Brenda Murphy-Pough

Ritual & Ceremonies


Gayle Harrison

Social Action


Kimberly Winfrey

Policies & Procedures


Renee Carter

Technology Co-Chair


Diedra Livingston

Technology Co-Chair


Diana Williams

Risk Management



Melany J. Silas

2014-2015


Musette Castle

2010 - 2014


Gayle Harrison, PhD

2006-2010


Fannie Ethridge-Reeves

2004-2006


Anne Brown-Scott

2000-2004


Mildred Campbell

1997-2000


Deborah Warfield

1996-1997


Elaine Williams

1992-1996


Betty Jo Hopkins

1988-1992


Alice Walters

1984-1988


Cheryl Pough

1984


Adrienne Lockett

1982-1984


Virginia Washington

1978-1982


Jeanne Games

1976-1978


Vivian Ralston

1974-1976


Virginia Washington

1972-1974


Grace Boyd Rutherford

1970-1972


Jacquelyn Chapman-Boyle

1968-1970


Alice Walters

1967-1968


Betty Jo Hopkins

1964-1967