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									                        Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
                         St. Louis Alumnae Chapter
                                PP&D Report
                          Executive Board Meeting
                             February 27, 2012


  1. Delta GEMS – The GEMS held their “Sisterhood Retreat” on Saturday,
     February 11th at the United Way from 9:00-4:00PM. There were “25” girls
     present at this event and the focus of the day was on Black History Month,
     Sisterhood and Self-Awareness, along with giving the girls an opportunity to
     bond outside of a meeting setting. A special presentation was made by
     Desiree Coleman, the creator of the “Love Journey”, which focused on
     healthy relationships. The GEMS had a community service project on
     Saturday, February 25th at the Southside Wellness Center from 1:00-
     3:00PM where they assisted the center with completing various projects.
     The GEMS will participate in the chapter’s IMPACT Day event on Saturday,
     March 10th at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Heritage Center in place of their
     regularly scheduled meeting for the month of March.

  2. Delta Academy – The Delta Academy held their February meeting on
     Saturday, February 25th at the Mary Ryder Home from 10:30-12:00PM. The
     girls played bingo and other games with the seniors and their presence was
     very much appreciated by the staff. The Academy will participate in the
     chapter’s IMPACT Day event on Saturday, March 10th. They are presently
     planning for their End of the Year celebration in May.

  3. Delta Twinkles - The Twinkles held their February meeting on Saturday,
     February 25th at the Normandy United Methodist Church from 12:00-
     2:00PM. There were approximately “30” girls present at this meeting and
     the focus was on Black History. A “soul-food” lunch was provided for the
     girls after the meeting. The Twinkles “Money Management” workshop will
     be held on Saturday, March 24th and will be conducted by the Economic
     Development Committee.
4. Physical & Mental Health – The Physical & Mental Health Committee
   began its “Red Dress” campaign for the American Heart Association by
   asking sorors to donate $5 towards this effort. Donations will also be
   collected at the March sorority meeting and a raffle will be held for
   everyone who made a donation during the months of February and March.
   The committee will present a check to the American Heart Association at
   the June Luncheon this year. They are also still working towards their goal
   of “2,013” miles walked before our Centennial Convention in 2013.

5. Community Awareness & Involvement – The Community Awareness &
   Involvement Committee held their February meeting on February 6th at the
   Natural Bridge Library from 6:30-8:00PM. On Saturday, February 11th, the
   committee delivered “14” Valentine’s gift baskets to a group of women
   served by the Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) organization.
   Red and white carnations, along with collapsible vases with red and white
   hearts were also presented. CWAH’s director, Gloria Taylor, was very
   appreciative of the committee’s generosity and sent the chapter a nice
   “thank-you” note to show her appreciation. The committee is currently
   working on their signature event “Mom’s Time-Out” which will be held the
   second weekend in May and a collaboration with the Omegas in a can-food
   drive which will occur in March. The next committee meeting will be held
   on Monday, March 5th at the Natural Bridge Library at 6:30PM.

6. International Awareness & Involvement – The International Awareness &
   Involvement Committee held their “DST Pillow Case Dresses for Haiti”
   community service project on Sunday, February 26th from 1:00-5:00PM at
   the Alexandra’s Alteration Shop in Edwardsville, IL. There were “16” sorors
   present for this event and dresses were made from pillow cases for the girls
   living in the El Shaddai Ministries Orphanage in Haiti. The dresses made by
   our chapter members will include a special label inside which reads “Urs n
   Delta 1913” and the dresses will be shipped by the alterations shop. The
   committee is currently working on their signature event an “International
   Dessert Tasting Event” which will be held after the April sorority meeting.

7. EMBODI - The EMBODI committee held their February meeting at the MO
   History Museum on Sunday, February 19th from 3:00-5:00PM. The young
   men participated in a tour of an exhibit featuring local Black History leaders
   and places in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The young men will also
   participate in the chapter’s IMPACT Day event on Saturday, March 10th and
   they are currently still reading the book entitled “To be a Slave”, which will
   be discussed at their next meeting.

8. Education – The Education Committee partnered with the Kappa Alpha Psi
   Alumni Chapter and hosted a “Mardi Gras” party on Friday, February 17th at
   the Kappa House. The joint venture was quite successful and the
   committee made a ball-park figure of about $900 in profit. The committee
   sold about $500 worth of tickets and made a split off the door and the set-
   up fees. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Education
   Committee’s scholarship efforts for this year. The committee plans on
   giving out the scholarships prior to the May sorority meeting.

9. Political Awareness & Involvement - The Political Awareness &
   Involvement Committee in conjunction with the Social Action Committee
   will participate in the “All Greek Day at the State Capital” on Tuesday, April
   10th. Anyone interested in riding the bus to this event must submit their
   name to either Soror Carol Strawbridge or Soror Kim Banks by Saturday,
   March 4th. The fee for the bus is $20. The committee also participated in
   the voter registration training that was held on Saturday, February 25th at
   the Omega Center at 11:30AM and will participate in the “Protect the Vote
   Unity Rally” on Saturday, March 4th from 3:00-5:00PM at the Omega
   Center. Sorors are being encouraged to attend this event after our sorority
   meeting on Saturday and wear their Delta paraphernalia.

10.Economic Development – The Economic Development Committee held
   their first Wealth Management workshop on Saturday, February 25th at the
   U. City Library from 9:30-12:00PM. Marcus Creighton, from the “Society for
   Financial Education and Professional Development” was the presenter for
   the day and gave some very informative and pertinent information to those
   in attendance. Suggestions were made to try and boost the attendance for
   the upcoming workshops and the next workshop is scheduled for Saturday,
   March 31st at the U. City Library from 9:30-1:30PM.
   11. Dive into Books w/Delta - The Dive into Books w/Delta Committee is
      currently on track for donating new books to “6” classroom libraries this
      Spring. The books have been purchased and delivery dates are being
      coordinated between the committee and the schools.

The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter’s “IMPACT Day” event will be held on Saturday,
March 10th at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Heritage Center from 10:00-12:00PM.
The theme of this year’s event is “Domestic Violence and Mental Health in the
African-American Community” and we will have 2 speakers that will make
presentations. The first speaker is from ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent
Environments) and the second speaker will be Dr. Charles Stikes, a mental health
expert and lead psychologist and professor at Missouri Baptist University. This
event is free and open to the public and sorors are strongly encouraged to attend.
The chapter sponsored “youth programs” have also been invited to attend and
have accepted. (i.e. Delta GEMS; Delta Academy; EMBODI and the Ariya
participants) The Twinkles were not invited to this event, due to the nature of the
subject matter and age appropriateness.

The monthly PP&D Chairperson’s Meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each
month at 6:00PM. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20th and the
location is to be determined.

This concludes the PP&D report.

Respectfully Submitted,

Soror Kim Banks
1st Vice President – Program Planning & Development

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