ABOUT US

CHAPTER HISTORY

In 1975, twelve professional women in the Houston Area formed a coalition to develop programs affiliated with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, that would serve the citizens of Fort Bend County. This group contacted the sorority's national office to secure information on accomplishing this goal. The efforts of these ladies were well received by Grand Chapter and the chapter was chartered on May 22, 1976. Their membership increased due to reclamation efforts by 18 additional Sorors during their chartering year. During the 1976 Regional Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, Eula Butler recognized the Missouri City-Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter as a new chapter. In 1978 the name was changed to Suburban Houston-Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter (SHFBAC).

In the early years of chapter work, strides were made in internal and community programmatic thrusts. Under the leadership of the second President, Patricia Pearsall, the Chapter engaged in reclamation activities through sponsorship of career fashion shows at Lord & Taylor and recruited graduating seniors of local undergraduate chapters. In the initial phases of the chapters' development, Founders Day became a memorable event. On one occasion, the event was commemorated at a retreat weekend in Camp Allen (an Episcopal facility about fifty miles from Houston. On another occasion, the event was an exceptional brunch and rededication ceremony at Brennan's Restaurant; members of Houston Metropolitan Alumnae (HMAC) and Houston Alumnae participated in this event. Under the leadership of Zona Jefferson and Sarah Brown (HMAC), the idea of a Joint Founders Day celebration for Greater Houston Area Chapters was organized in 1987 and continues today.

Since its inception, SHFBAC has continued to promote and execute the national five-point programmatic thrusts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The chapter has aimed to maximize their impact on the community by incorporating programs that focus on Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness & Involvement, Physical & Mental Health and Political Awareness & Involvement (Social Action). As cornerstone in Missouri City and Fort Bend County, the SHFBAC has built partnerships with agencies such as the American Heart Association, the ARC of Houston, the Ensemble Theater, the Fort Bend Women’s Center, the NAACP to name a few. After celebrating Delta Sigma Theta's 100+ years, the Chapter looks to carry its legacy of excellence into the next century with a membership that has grown to over 600 members strong while continuing to serve the Missouri City and surrounding Fort Bend County communities just as it has for over 45 years.

CHARTER MEMBERS

Sheryl Griffin Bozeman

Rosalie Johnson Buggs

Marilyn Ferguson Carter

Helen E. Lewis Glover

Archietta Burch James

Joy Hicks McIntosh

Jaralean Tisdale Money

Claudine Brooks Shorter

Alma J. Rice Tate

Glenda Fields Wall

Mary Ann Luter Welch

Patricia A. R. Williams

OUR PRESIDENT

JACKIE SMITH

PRESIDENT

"If you are a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and are looking for a chapter that focuses on sisterhood and service, SHFBAC is a chapter that offers a warm welcome and sisterly bond! Please join us for chapter meeting on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m."

Jackie Smith

President, Suburban Houston-Fort Bend Alumnae

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

OUR 2022-2024

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

COMMITTED TO SERVICE | CREATING EXCELLENCE

DALANA GUESS

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

LENA ELLIS

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

RITA FORD-HARRELL

TREASURER

JANICE HARVEY

ASSISTANT TREASURER

VERONICA HUDSON-THOMAS

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

BEVERLY HARDY

ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY

NATALIE SCOTT

ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY

DIANE GREENWOOD

CORRESPOINDING SECRETARY

DIANE CARTER

RECORDING SECRETARY

CHAPTER PROJECTS


SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Since its inception, SHFBAC has continued to promote and execute the national programmatic thrusts of the Sorority. These thrusts aim to maximize our impact on the community.  The Chapter built partnerships with agencies such as the American Heart Association, the NAACP, the Fort Bend Women’s Center, Houston Community College, the Ensemble Theater and the United Negro College Fund to name a few.

The Chapter also embarked upon the establishment of the Delta Academic Artistic and Philanthropic Foundation (DAAP), so that it might broaden its support of the contributors to our scholarship fund. Several programs were conducted for extended periods of time, such as School America SAT preparation workshops for high school students, the Black Arts Festival (which showcased relatively unknown Black Visual Artists such as Ted Ellis and high school performers) and the Nutcracker Production.

Other Chapter activities include community health fairs, May Week, HIV/AIDS awareness programs and voter mobilization and registration.


LEARN ABOUT OUR NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

For more information, visit our national website at

www.deltasigmatheta.org.

For more information, visit the Southwest Region’s website at

https://www.dstsouthwest.org/

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