The ladies of the Douglas Carroll Paulding Alumnae Counties Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. or “DCP Divas” will present “Spring Happy Hour” on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 5 -9 PM now at The Tavern at JR Cricket’s in Camp Creek Marketplace 3560 Campcreek Pwky Suite 210, East Point, GA 30344 (Atop the hill behind Lowes Improvement Store). The cost is $10.00 per person and the proceeds will benefit the DCP scholarship fund. “If you missed our last two Happy Hours, you don’t want to miss this one.” Come share and enjoy a night of great camaraderie, music, networking, and more. Help DCP to make their “Spring Happy Hour” a success. In 2009, DCP Alumnae presented $5,000 in scholarships to deserving young ladies. For more information on the event held TONIGHT contact Maxine Williamson 404-207-9183 or Teresa Peters 770-964-9315. For more information on how to apply for the DCP Scholarships visit www.dcpdst.com. Scholarship and May Week co-chairs are Donna Robinson and Kimberly Counts. The 2010 Scholarships will be presented during the DCP May Week activities during May 10-16, 2010.
On Sunday, the chapter is also recruiting outstanding young ladies in grades K-12 in Douglas, Carroll, Paulding counties to participate in its Jabberwock 2010-2011 scholarship program and cotillion. Participants will be engaged in the areas of building a positive self-image, cultural enrichment, leadership development, and academic excellence. An informational session will be held April 18, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Cultural Arts Center located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic Douglasville, Georgia (Exit #36 north off of I-20). The co-chairs are Crystal Love- Danley, Jacqueline Hrbrowski and Brenda Kendall. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
So how did they come up with that name, you may ask? Jabberwock was conceptualized in 1925 as a musical variety show by Delta member Marian G. Conover Hope of the Iota Chapter in Boston, Massachusetts when faced with the challenge of devising plans for a fundraising project. In an interpretation of the immortal classic “Alice in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll created the delightful character known as “Jabberwocky” who summoned all of the creatures in the kingdom to perform a gala event. The word Jabberwock, copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has evolved in its symbolism over the past eighty years.
DCP Alumnae Chapter
On April 22, 2007 there were 78 members who chartered the Douglas Carroll, Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in order to continue the legacy of public service in those counties. The chapter’s president is Sharon D. Jones and her members have grown to over 150. DCP Alumnae has been involved in many different projects to complete their Five Point Program Thrust to include sponsoring a community Baby Shower for foster children, taking a group of young teens (Delta G.E.M.S.) on a college tour and creating “Handbags from the Heart.“ This was a new and successful public service initiative where members collected handbags filled with toiletries and distributed to often forgotten women in shelters and retirement homes. The chapter also supported the American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” campaign, they have sponsored “Family Walks”, adopted families for the holidays providing gifts, continued their “Brown Sugar Dream” Project to foster positive self image by sending dolls to little girls in Africa, sponsoring the “Elephant Round-Up” collecting blankets, bed linens, and toiletries for the homeless, participated in a World AIDS Project, and the Delta Home Ownership Initiative called The Delta Challenge and so much more. For more information and upcoming DCP Alumnae events visit www.dpcdst.com
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
The sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. Currently there are over 200,000 members nationwide and internationally. (www.deltasigmatheta.org)