As President of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (CAC-DST), I bring you greetings. During my tenure as president, I pledge to: ensure compliance with operational responsibilities; improve our outreach to the community, as we have been held to virtual connections due to the COVID-19 pandemic; return our youth programs; and continue our deep commitment of working together as sisters of our illustrious sorority.
Our chapter has a tradition of stepping up during challenging times, and we are in the midst of challenging times – looming inflation, fluctuating student achievement and a stubborn pandemic.
The women in crimson and cream have also demonstrated their ability to transform society by participating in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and by running for office in their disciplines, as well as at the federal level. Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman in Congress, Barbara Jordan was the first Black person from the South to serve in Congress since Reconstruction, Loretta Lynch‘s confirmation in 2015 as the first Black woman U.S. Attorney General was another great milestone, not just for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, but women in general.
The members of The Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will continually provide service and bond as sisters while illuminating in our Howard County community and abroad. Deltas in CAC-DST will work shoulder-to shoulder and network-to-network to support our most vulnerable members of Howard County, while carrying out the vision of our Founders. Our blueprint is our 5 Programmatic Thrusts: Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, as well as Political Awareness and Involvement through Social Action.
Dr. A. Diane Martin
Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.