As we embark on 105 Years of our illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., we are also delighted to have experienced the beginning of our Hilton Head Island Bluffton Alumnae Chapter's 6th Year. We have worked hard in the community and achieved much to be proud of over the years.
We have continued to have our annual Jazz Corner fundraiser, which gets better each year. We are proud to be a partner with the Hilton Head Jazz Camp and support the Junior Jazz Foundation financially, as well as through our community service. Habitat for Humanity continues to be important to us as we await the building of new homes for deserving families. We look forward to assisting in "raising the roof" on another new home soon. The HHIBAC GEMS Program and Academy affords us the opportunity to work with middle and high school young ladies in building their self-awareness, promoting positive self-esteem, emphasizing the importance of community service and teaching them to accept and appreciate the diversity of others. The Operation Christmas Child gift boxes is another opportunity for sorors to donate small gifts for boys and girls overseas. The Health and Wellness of others as well as ourselves is emphasized monthly through the Delta S.I.Z.E.D (Sorors Invigorated Zealous Energetic and Determined) Program, and our quarterly newsletter "Health Scoops.” Next year we will partner with Campbell Chapel AME Church on a community wellness initiative.
Chapter members continue to raise money for our scholarship
program. Students in our service area
who meet our criteria are identified and encouraged to complete the application
process. HHIBAC has awarded more than
$20,000 in scholarships since chartering in 2012. We also contribute funds to the Community
Foundation of the Lowcountry in support the Ruby Lott Stroman Endowment Fund.
We are certainly proud of the honor given to our oldest HHIBAC soror, Ruby Lott
Stroman, who will celebrate her 95th birthday on January 20th, 2018. The Marion Johnson Payne Community Service
Award, named in honor of Marion Payne,
our first chapter president, was presented for the first time this year to the
Bluffton Soup Kitchen, which serves and delivers over 250 meals each week. Several of our chapter sorors volunteer
weekly at the Bluffton Soup Kitchen.
There are changes all around us and we realize that there is "A New Day in Delta". We must be more financially exuberant especially in order to continue to present quality programs that support our Five Point Programmatic Thrust. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is a "lifetime commitment" and a public service organization. We must realize it takes each of us to be dedicated and committed in serving our service areas.
Blessing to each of you! Pam💕