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Dade County Deltas honor their founders

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Gigi Tinsley | 2/13/2014, 9 a.m.
Biblically, it is written: “Give honor where honor is due.” The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dade County Alumnae Chapter ...
Founders Day Committee - 1st three from L-R chaired the Committee-Gerri Rocker, Judy Carter and Angela Robinson-Bellamy; Jacque Reid, guest speaker and Chapter Presidet Karen Wiggins.

Biblically, it is written: “Give honor where honor is due.”

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dade County Alumnae Chapter took that statement literally and acted positively upon it Sat., Jan 25 at the J.W. Marriott Brickell. They honored their 22 founders with all the vim,

vigor and respect any group could have for those whose shoulders they now stand. The morning started with the keynote speaker, Soror Jacque Reid, meeting with young gifted and Black young girls from the Delta Gems, Delta Academy and Girl Scouts of America in “an exciting, informative rap session,” stated many of the girls with excitement. Their session was sponsored by the Dade Deltas Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Deltacare, Incorporated.

“Maud Newbold, the organizer of DCAC said with a smile that covered her entire face, as she glanced from the escalator back to the hallways, “I see sisters I have not seen in years. How beautiful and happy they look. This is going to be a great day.”

Reid presented “real-life stories” on trafficking of young girls, bullying in school, self-esteem, leadership skills, setting goals toward the future and the great influence of role models (positive/negative).

Reid is a journalist who has more than 15 years of broadcasting experience in news, lifestyle and entertainment reporting and hosting, according to her introduction to a filled-to capacity lunch audience. Reid has interviewed some of the most influential people of our generation and currently can be seen, daily, as a co-host on NBC 4, New York Live. The show features the best food, fashions and celebrity guests.

Additionally, Reid is a regular part of the nationally syndicated and popular radio program, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, where she reports on women and issues on her Inside Her Story segments.

She is a frequent guest co-host on several other networks and shows

Reid was introduced by her co-anchor of CBS 4 Weekday Morning New, Ms. Summer Knowles who also served as the luncheon mistress of ceremony.

Reid shared her views on the theme: Sisters Connected to Effect Social Action.

"We (individuals sitting at her table) enjoyed every moment of the program and those who were not here really missed a great program," Lorraine M. King said."When we saw the Committee marching in, so vibrantly, we knew this was going to be a great event.”