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People: February 8, 2012

caines | 2/7/2012, 7:30 a.m.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority observed Founders Day last Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. Delta Sigma Theta was founded January 13th, 1913 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Gay Outler did an excellent job as chairman along with her co-chairs Maureen S. Bethel, Marsha James and Sandra Powell. Shirlyon McWhorter is chapter president. It was an inspiring day enhanced by Founders Day speaker Rev. Corliss D. Heath of Atlanta. The Beta Zeta Sigma Chapter now known as the Miami Alumnae Chapter observed their 70th birthday and 70 years of service to this community (1941- 2011). Taking a trip down memory lane recalls that the charter members were: Lugusta Tyler Colston, Alice Jones Hawkins, Mildred Jackson, Pearl Tate Jenkins, Susie E. Corprew Lucas, Oneida B. Mickens, Maxine Pollard Bright-Davies, Frances Tucker, Dorothy Newton Maxwell, and Primrose Barnwell Tibbs. Kathleen Day-Thurston and her mother, Martha Day, enjoyed a week of fun and relaxation at the Atlantis hotel in Nassau. Get well wishes to all of our sick and shut-ins in the community experiencing health challenges. Thoughts and best wishes to all of you. Henry Sanky Newbold, enjoyed his natal day with a few old time friends at his home last Tuesday evening. Happy Birthday my long time friend and former neighbor. Our birthdays are one month apart. His is January 31st and mine is December 31st. Happy retirement to Jason Taylor because Miami loves you and will always remember you. Enjoy your retirement. Birthday wishes are also extended to Gwen Thomas. Hope you enjoyed your birthday. Hearty congratulations to Troy and Cecily Robinson-Duffie whose son Cecil has accepted the call to the ministry at Saint John Institutional Baptist Church. His sister is Cecily Anastacia and they are the grandchildren of Andrew (Bo) and Thelmarie Mitchell-Robinson. Cecelia Lawrence Hunter along with her sister and brother-in-law (Rev. Franklin and Mrs. Norma Clarke) are in South Carolina to attend the funeral of their father Eugene Lawrence. Our sympathy to the families. The Miami Gardens Red Hot Divas invite you to join their sisters Tyeasa and Sarah as they spend some time with you and your friends at Duffys Sports Grill 3969 N.E. 16rd Street on Thursday, February 9th.