Houston, TX – The Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will commemorate the founding of the 99-year-old service organization at a Founders Day Observance on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
The observance will be held at the Bayou City Event Center – 9401 Knight Road, Houston, Texas 77045.
The keynote address will be delivered by Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, the Sorority’s National President.
Butler-McIntyre, a New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina survivor, has served Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for the
past 38 years at the local, state, regional and national levels.
Following her passion as an educator, Butler-McIntyre currently works as director of human resources for the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Marrero, LA. She has impacted the lives of countless young people as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in her school district.
“While I am always elated to join my sisters in celebration of the founding our of Sorority, this year marks a very
special chapter in Delta’s history,” said Butler-McIntyre. “This year, as members of Delta Sigma Theta reflect on
nearly a century of sisterhood, scholarship and service, we are also looking forward and preparing for our next 100
years. It is a time when we challenge ourselves to ensure that our work remains relevant and continues to make an
impact in our communities.”
With the organization’s biennial theme, “Delta Sigma Theta: Transforming Lives, Impacting Communities,” as her
guide, Butler-McIntyre is leading the organization of more than 250,000 predominantly African-American women in
the U.S. and abroad as they bring about positive and meaningful changes in their communities.
The Sorority’s national initiatives include: Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself
Successfully); The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy; Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital; Delta Days at the United
Nation’s; EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence); The Total Woman:
Mind, Body and Spirit; Financial Fortitude and Leadership Delta among others. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is
continuing the legacy of its Founders through its commitment to render effective and innovative public service.
“Since 1913 Delta women have continued to be servant leaders in communities throughout the world.” said Butler-
McIntyre. “Today, nearly a century later, that legacy continues. There is much work to be done and as Deltas, we are
up to the task.”
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic
excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in
the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities.
Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide. The
Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international
awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national
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Houston Alumnae Chapter
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