Florida Senate - 2010                  (Corrected Copy)    SR 82
       By Senator Joyner
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    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution acknowledging the invaluable
    3         contributions Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has
    4         made to the people of Florida, and recognizing March
    5         21-23, 2010, as “The 16th Annual Delta Days at the
    6         Florida Capitol.”
    8         WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a public
    9  service organization founded on January 13, 1913, by 22
   10  outstanding women at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and
   11         WHEREAS, nearly 6 weeks after its founding, the first
   12  public act of the sorority was its participation in the Women’s
   13  Suffrage Movement, demanding rights for women, particularly the
   14  right to vote, and
   15         WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a sisterhood
   16  of college-educated women committed to implementing the
   17  sorority’s mission through its Five-Point Program Thrust:
   18  economic development, educational development, physical and
   19  mental health, political awareness and involvement, and
   20  international awareness and involvement, and
   21         WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently
   22  celebrated 97 years of exemplary service and support to local
   23  communities, leading dialogue on public policy issues,
   24  supporting quality education, producing new projects to
   25  stimulate current and future economic growth, and improving the
   26  holistic well-being of minority populations internationally, and
   27         WHEREAS, with more than 200,000 college-educated women and
   28  more than 950 chapters worldwide — 52 of those chapters located
   29  in Florida and the Bahamas, alone, members of Delta Sigma Theta
   30  Sorority are clearly focused and visible as corporate and civic
   31  leaders, productive public officials, acclaimed academicians,
   32  and activists in their own right, and
   33         WHEREAS, for the past 15 years, the sorority’s Florida
   34  chapters have conducted “Delta Days at the Florida Capitol” to
   35  provide information to state legislators and government
   36  executives which is vital to developing public policy; to host a
   37  reception for state legislators and government executives; and
   38  to monitor the progress of pending legislation related to
   39  significant public policy issues, and
   40         WHEREAS, on March 21-23, 2010, under the leadership of
   41  Christine M. Nixon, the 22nd Southern Regional Director, the
   42  members of the 52 chapters of the sorority that now serve
   43  Florida and the Bahamas will converge on Tallahassee to conduct
   44  The 16th Annual Delta Days at the Florida Capitol, celebrating
   45  the theme “Advocacy in Action: Strengthening Our Legacy,” and
   46  providing special recognition at the Fourth Annual Honorable
   47  Carrie P. Meek Servant Leadership Luncheon to the state’s Delta
   48  Dears, who have blazed trails in social advocacy and public
   49  service, and
   50         WHEREAS, Senators Arthenia L. Joyner and Larcenia J.
   51  Bullard and Representatives Audrey Gibson and Gwyndolen Clarke
   52  Reed are esteemed members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
   55  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   57         That the Florida Senate commends Delta Sigma Theta
   58  Sorority, Inc., for its contributions to the people of Florida,
   59  and recognizes March 21-23, 2010, as “The 16th Annual Delta Days
   60  at the Florida Capitol.”

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