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HR 9051

1
House Resolution
2A resolution acknowledging the invaluable contributions
3Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has made to the people
4of Florida and recognizing March 21-23, 2010, as "The 16th
5Annual Delta Days at the Florida Capitol."
6
7     WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a public
8service organization founded on January 13, 1913, by 22
9outstanding women at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and
10     WHEREAS, nearly 6 weeks after its founding, the first
11public act of the sorority was its participation in the Women's
12Suffrage Movement demanding rights for women, particularly the
13right to vote, and
14     WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a sisterhood
15of college-educated women committed to implementing the
16sorority's mission through its Five Point Program Thrust:
17Economic Development, Educational Development, Physical and
18Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement, and
19International Awareness and Involvement, and
20     WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently
21celebrated 97 years of exemplary service and support to local
22communities, leading dialogue on public policy issues,
23supporting quality education, producing new projects to
24stimulate current and future economic growth, and improving the
25holistic well-being of minorities internationally, and
26     WHEREAS, with more than 200,000 college-educated women and
27over 900 chapters worldwide, 52 of which are located in Florida
28and the Bahamas, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are
29clearly focused and visible as corporate and civic leaders,
30productive public officials, acclaimed academicians, and
31activists in their own right, and
32     WHEREAS, for the past 15 years, the sorority's Florida
33chapters have conducted "Delta Days at the Florida Capitol" to
34provide information to state legislators and government
35executives which is vital to developing public policy; to host a
36reception for state legislators and government executives; and
37to monitor the progress of pending legislation related to
38significant public policy issues, and
39     WHEREAS, on March 21-23, 2010, under the leadership of
40Christine M. Nixon, the 22nd Southern Regional Director, the
41members of the 52 chapters of the sorority that now serve
42Florida and the Bahamas will converge on Tallahassee to conduct
43the 16th Annual Delta Days at the Florida Capitol, to celebrate
44the theme "Advocacy in Action: Strengthening Our Legacy," and to
45provide special recognition to the Delta Dears who have blazed
46trails in social advocacy and public service at the Fourth
47Annual Honorable Carrie P. Meek Servant Leadership Luncheon, and
48     WHEREAS, Senators Larcenia J. Bullard and Arthenia L.
49Joyner and Representatives Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed and Audrey
50Gibson are esteemed members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
51NOW, THEREFORE,
52
53Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
54Florida:
55
56     That the Florida House of Representatives commends Delta
57Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for its contributions to the people
58of Florida and recognizes March 21-23, 2010, as "The 16th Annual
59Delta Days at the Florida Capitol."


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