“Saluting Our Past; Serving Our Community Into the Future” is the theme for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter as it celebrates its Founders Day Weekend, February 25 and 26. To celebrate 99 years of service, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host three events open to the public in honor of its Founders.
On Saturday, February 25, U.S. Representative from Ohio and Past Delta Sigma Theta National President Marcia L. Fudge will be the keynote speaker at Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter’s Founders Day Luncheon. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago Street.
Later that evening, the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter will host an evening of live jazz music at Cuvee from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring the band, Keep’n It Clean (KIC). Cuvee is located at 181 N. Broadway- 3rd floor. Admission for this event is free and valet parking is available.
Founders Day Weekend concludes for the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter with a march in support of voter education on Sunday, Feb. 26 starting at 1:30 p.m. with a program to follow at 2 p.m. The route will start at the corner of Old World Third St. and W. Juneau Avenue and will travel to Garfield Ave. and ending at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2207 N. 2nd St. (on the corner of Garfield Ave.). This march is in remembrance of the first public act performed by Delta’s Founders who participated in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913.
Tickets for the Founders Day luncheon are $45. Checks should be made payable to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and mailed to Delta Sigma Theta -Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter, P.O. Box 18630, Milwaukee, WI 53218. For more details about the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter’s Founders Day activities, send an e-mail message to [email protected] or call (414) 372-2061. You can also keep up with the latest on activities on Facebook at DST Milwaukee Alumnae.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded 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. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. Today it has more than 200,000 members and 900 chapters in the United States, Germany, Korea, Japan and the Virgin Islands. The sorority provides community service nationally and locally around its five key areas: educational development, economic development, mental and physical health, international awareness and social and political action. Locally, its Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter has been making an impact and transforming lives in the community since January 27, 1945.