Charter members of delta chi omega Chapter

 Charter Members (Alphabetical): Margaret Allen, Jacqueline Baskin, Wilhelmina Burroughs, Leonia Burton, Doris Cunningham, Christine Evans, Audrey Fountain, Vivian Garry, Carrie Gatlin, Anna Watson, S. Ruth Haith, Elizabeth Hill, Gloria Hilliard, Arnie Johnso, Elaine Levy, Ophelia Otey, Lucile Roberts, Fredricka Smith, and Lastinia Warren.

Charter Members (Alphabetical): Margaret Allen, Jacqueline Baskin, Wilhelmina Burroughs, Leonia Burton, Doris Cunningham, Christine Evans, Audrey Fountain, Vivian Garry, Carrie Gatlin, Anna Watson, S. Ruth Haith, Elizabeth Hill, Gloria Hilliard, Arnie Johnso, Elaine Levy, Ophelia Otey, Lucile Roberts, Fredricka Smith, and Lastinia Warren.

 
 

It all started when...

In April 1948, a voluntary group of determined AKA's compiled a list of twenty-five persons in Evanston who were AKA's.  All were invited ato a meeting.  From this day on, the wheels were steadily moving which were to bring our Evanston Chapter into activation and make the dreams a realization.  A charter had been granted back in 1944, and paid for by Fredrica Smith of Waukegan.  Obstacles impeded the progress; however, the Regional Director indicated that the charter was still valid and all that was needed was ten members.

They were privileged to have nineteen members willing to be charter members. Their names were submitted and approved by Mrs. Lucille Wilkins, the Regional Director at that time. On June 25, 1948, Mrs. Wilkins, accompanied by Mrs. Irma Clark, and Mrs. Arlene Washington, a former Regional Director, traveled to Evanston and established the chapter in the home of one of the members. There was a ceremony, followed by a candlelight dinner.

 

Historic highlights

  • In 1959, first African American group to host formal event in the Evanston North shore Hotel.
  • In June 1972, a photo of chapter's top scholars featured on the coveted cover page of The Evanston Review.
  • Received the Evanston NAACP's Heritage Award and the Evanston North Shore YWCA's Women Leadership Award, honoring its years of community service.
  • Awarded a $10,000 scholarship to a single recipient in recognition of sorority's centennial celebration.
  • In 2008, Delta Chi Omega became the first African American organization to serve as grand Marshall of the Evanston 4th of July parade, marching with sorority officials, including the International President and Central Region director, as well as Lorraine Morton, then mayor of Evanston.
  • In 2009, the chapter's Financial Literacy program was recognized at the Central Regional Conference.
 

Executive Board

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Officers

 President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
Hostess
Financial Secretary
Treasurer
Graduate Advisor
Historian
Reporter
Parliamentarian
Sergeant at Arms
Debra Hill
Janice Jones-Payne
Johari Shuck
Marie A. Wilson
Tanya Jenkins
Felicia Hardy
Stella Salisu-Hickman
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Adrianne Hayward
Ava Greenwell
Deldri Dugger
Kesha Birch-Sims
 

Committee Chairs

Archives
 Audit
Budget & Finance
Bylaws
Connections
Courtesy
Leadership Development
Membership
Nominating
Program
Publicity
Risk Management
Rituals
70th Anniversary
Sisterly Relations
Standards
Technology
Adrianne Hayward 
Patricia Vance 
Stella Salisu-Hickman 
Deldri Dugger  
Kathie Bradley 
Tanya Jenkins
Michelle McClure Lacy 
Latisha Bell 
Ashanti Madlock-Henderson 
Janice Jones-Payne 
Ava Greenwell 
Janice Jones-Payne 
Towanda Redmond 
Stella Salisu-Hickman/Eleva Riley 
Santrice Martin 
Sandra Hill 
Kymberly Walton
 

Current members of delta chi omega chapter