About Us




Chapter History





The Rochester Alumnae Chapter was chartered on October 9, 1965 by fifteen dynamic women. Over the years, the Rochester Alumnae Chapter has grown from its initial membership of fifteen to over sixty-five members today. 

Over the past 51 years, the Rochester Alumnae Chapter has been involved in programs which focus on Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s International Five Point Programmatic Thrusts: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness. We are particularly committed to programs surrounding our Youth—Delta Academy and Delta Gems and Social Action.

Our chapter has served the Rochester Community in a multi-layered fashion: actively supporting community service projects, partnering with The City of Rochester on various programs, and engaging the local community via partnerships with other Fraternity and Sororities, and organizations such as: Action for a Better Community, Urban League, NAACP, YWCA, and local churches.

At the turn of the century, our zeal remains focused on public service, social action and the overall wellbeing and development of the Rochester Community. The initial ideas of Delta live on in our current members and within our Chapter initiatives.


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


Kathy Batiste-Kirven

2nd Vice President


Shirley Green

Recording Secretary


Renée Carter

Corresponding Secretary


Kim Huffman

Treasurer


Rhondalynn Richards

Financial Secretary


Brenda Evans-Spratling

Chaplain


Prudence Wilson

Nominating Chair


Kelly Glover

Finance Chair


Deborah Warfield

Audit Chair



Chairpersons


Kearstin Brown-Warren

Arts & Letters


Patricia Stevens

Fundraising


Joyce Burwell Miller

Protocols & Traditions


Deborah Warfield

Audit Committee


Jacqueline Tyson

Parliamentarian


Kimberly Winfrey

Scholarship


Shirley Green

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


Francine Scott

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


Kathryn Castle

Heritage & Archives


Shirley Green

Membership Services


Kathy Batiste-Kirven

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


Jacqueline Tyson

Risk Management



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


Cheryl Pough

1984


Alice Walters

1984-1988


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