Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

Who's Who...

The National Board of Directors are composed of Nineteen (19) members. They are the:
National (Supreme) Officers, Regional Directors, Immediate Past Supreme Basileus,
Property Trustees, Resident Agent and President of Gamma Phi Delta Foundation.

Elected National (Supreme) Officers
 

 

Supreme Basileus (President)
Soror Lenor Reese
Alexandria, VA - Eastern Region
E-mail: gpdwoman97@gmail.com

 

Supreme First Anti-Basileus, (Membership)
Soror Diana A. Minor
Toledo, OH - Northern Region
E-mail: dimi0206@aol.com

 

 

 

Supreme Second Anti-Basileus (Scholarship)
Soror Anne Mozee
Los Angeles, CA – Far Western Region
E-mail: mozeea1@att.net

 

Supreme Third Anti- Basileus (Youth Director)
Soror Amy Filmore
Maitland, FL – South Atlantic Region E-mail: amyfilmore@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Supreme Grammateus
Soror Phyllis L. Junor
Los Angeles, CA – Far Western Region
E-mail: pljunor@att.net

 

Supreme Financial Grammateus
Soror Denise Y. Smith
Dumfries, VA – Eastern Region
E-mail: dygs3957@verizon.net

 

 

 

Supreme Tamias (Treasurer)
Soror Angela Jeter
Detroit, MI – Northern Region
E-mail: ajetergpd@aol.com

 

Supreme Anti-Grammateus (Assist. Secretary)
Soror Donna Harrell
Suitland, MD – Eastern Region
E-mail: gpdeasternregion@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Supreme Editor-In-Chief
Soror Audrey Allison
Maitland, FL – South Atlantic Region
E-mail: pearl48@embarqmail.com

 

National Undergraduate Chapters Representative
Soror Delonjie Tyson
Wesley Chapel, FL – South Atlantic Region
E-mail: gpdnationalundergradrep@gmail.com

 

 

 

National Parliamentarian
Soror Avis B. Johnson
Upper Marlboro, Eastern Region
E-mail: Butterflyabj@verizon.net

 

 

 



 

Regions and Regional Directors / Assistant Regional Directors
The Regions are seven geographical sub-divisions of the National organization:

Northern Region:

Regional Director, Soror Evelyn R. Berrien; Email: hopper751@sbcglobal.net
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Jennifer Lewis; Email: butterphly99@gmail.com

State: Michigan, West Virginia, Ohio.

Far Western Region:
Regional Director, Soror Verna McCalister; Email: vmccalister@comcast.net
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Phyllis Junor; Email: pljunor@att.net

States: California, Canal Zone, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Arizona, Oregon and Wyoming.

Mid-Western Region:
Regional Director, Soror Alma Baltimore; Email: alsartin1024@aol.com
Assist Regional Director, Soror Loriah Norman; Email: ronin300@aol.com

States: Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.

Eastern Region:
Regional Director,Soror Rhonda L. Young; Email: rly917@gmail.com
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Mary E. Porter; Email: personaltouch8881@yahoo.com

States: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia.

Southern Region:
Regional Director, Soror Kartessa Bell; Email: kbell.gpd@gmail.com
Assist. Regional Director
States: Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Quad States Region:

Regional Director, Soror Helen Jones; Email: helenj@sbcglobal.net
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Jennifer Jones; Email: Jjones2222@aol.com

States: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.


South Atlantic Region:
Regional Director, Soror Althea Jackson; Email: jackson211631@bellsouth.net
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Almeda Alexander Email: almeda.alexander@yahoo.com

States: Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.

 







Immediate Past Supreme Basileus
 Rebecca H. Ford, Immediate Past Supreme Basileus 2012-2016

Gamma Phi Delta Foundation
  Lyndia Grant, President Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Foundation

Professional Assistants
Paulette Moore,Executive Secretary, National Headquarters
Reginald M. Turner, Attorney At Law
Harry W. Berglund, Jr. CPA

Past Supreme Basilei


Rebecca H. Ford, Past Supreme Basileus 2012-2016
Patricia A. Daniels, Past Supreme Basileus 2004-2012
Bessey D. Long, Past Supreme Basileus 2000-2004
Patricia A. Daniels, Past Supreme Basileus 1996-2000
Frances Jarrett, Past Supreme Basileus 1992-1996
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy, Past Supreme Basileus 1986-1992
Catherine Bozeman, Past Supreme Basileus 1977-1986
Dr. Luthermae E. Adams, Past Supreme Basileus 1968-1977
Dr. Katherine Davis, Past Supreme Basileus 1960-1968
Dr. Marie Rivers, Past Supreme Basileus 1955-1960
Beatrice Preston, Past Supreme Basileus 1948-1955
Elizabeth Garner, First Supreme Basileus 1943-1948

 

Resident Agent and Property Trustees, and Lewis Business College
Bertha Crossley, Resident Agent
Anita Pace Sutton, Assistant Resident Agent
Cellestine Carter, Trustee Chairperson
Ellina Simmons Gibson, Trustee Co-Chairperson
Shirley Longmire-Nelson, Trustee, Human Resource
Paulette Moore, Trustee Historian
Elma W. Peddy, Trustee Consultant
 
Dr. Marjorie Harris, Past President, Lewis College of Business
17370 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235

 


 

Memberships
The membership consists of Undergraduates, Graduates, Honorary, and Associates Members, Members-At-Large.

Undergraduates
Undergraduate members are those members who are enrolled in an accredited school, college or university pursuing work leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree or a certificate.

Graduates
Graduate members are women of good moral character and reputation who: (1) have a baccalaureate/associate degree; or (2) have completed an approved two-year specialized training program or equivalent in professional experience.

Honorary
Honorary members are women of high distinction who have won recognition on a national or international scope.

Associates Members
Associate members are women of good moral character and reputation who: (1) have a baccalaureate/associate degree; or (2) have completed an approved two-year specialized training program or equivalent in professional experience.


Member-At-Large
Members-at-large are women of good moral character and reputation who: (1) have a baccalaureate/associate degree; or (2) have completed an approved two-year specialized training program or equivalent in professional experience. Members-at-large will be trained and inducted at the regional level. Members with this status may become Building Fund Life Members. Upon becoming a Building Fund Life Member, this individual will have a vote at Regional Conferences and Boulé. Members-at-large may serve on Regional and National committees; but cannot hold a regional or national office. Members in other categories may not switch to the member-at-large category.

 


 

 Special Membership Categories

Life Membership
Gamma Phi Delta Life Membership status may be awarded to any inducted member who meets specifications as described in National Handbook under National Awards and Honors.

Building Fund Life Membership
Gamma Phi Delta Building Fund Life Membership shall be conferred upon those persons who meet specifications as described in National Handbook under National Awards and Honors. This special membership is open to Sorors, Honorary and Associate members.

Auxiliaries
The national auxiliaries of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Incorporated are the following: Rosebuds, Phi-Teens, Junior Cavaliers, Cavaliers, Senior Cavaliers, and Echoes; and they shall be governed by the National Organization. Auxiliary groups shall be sponsored by local Graduate chapters.
 


 

"Thirteen Original Pearls"

The selection of Thirteen Original Pearls of Gamma Phi Delta was finalized June, 1953 by the National Organization. These were women who made outstanding contributions to the Organization in the formation period and in the expansion process. These women shall always remain as the "Thirteen Original Pearls". The following members were so honored: Sorors Elizabeth Garner, Violet T. Lewis, Annie Blakemore, Lula Garner, Geraldine Harrison Perkins, Robelye Trumbo Dungey, Mattie Wills, Jean Myers, Odell Glover, Ivalue Lennear, Eurine Harrison, Beatrice Preston, Robelye Trumbo Dungy and Ruby Tipton.

Twelve of the thirteen are "Pearls In Memoriam".

One of the Thirteen Original Pearls is active
Lula Garner Waller


Gamma Phi Delta Sorority "Living Pearls"
Because of the need to maintain thirteen active Pearls in Gamma Phi Delta, it was adopted by the Boulé in session at Detroit, Michigan on July 29, 1976 to establish the "THIRTEEN LIVING PEARLS" by election. This group does not replace the "PEARLS" named by the Organization as previously mentioned. Those Pearls will always remain as establish. Pearls, in both categories, upon demise, shall become "PEARLS-IN-MEMORIAM"

"Thirteen Living Pearls"
 

Kay Davis Bertha Crossley
Bessye D. Long Rebecca H. Ford
Phyllis Ponders Nan Harshaw
Patricia A. Daniels Pinkie W. Sanders
Dr. Marjorie Harris La Verne Wilson
Sarah Young  
France S. Jarrett  

 



"Pearls-In-Memoriam"

"Original Pearls"

Elizabeth Garner
Violet T. Lewis
Odell Glover
Ivalue Lennear
Beatrice Preston
Ruby Tipton
Eurine Harrison
Annie Blakemore
Geraldine Harrison Perkins
Robelye Trumbo Dungy
Jean Myers
Mattie Willis
Robelye Trumbo Dungy

"Living Pearls"

Luthermae E. Adams
Mamie Diggs
Mary Myles
Marjorie Anderson
Evelyn S. Adams
Catherine Bozeman
Hilda Hammond
Mayme L. Irwin

 

"Living Pearls"

Patricia Lewis
Margaret B. Little
Vernece A. Gardner
Jeanetta Foreman
Frankie Gadson White
Nelis J. Saunders
Sidney K. Hason
Edmonia Lovett
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy
Marinda H. Gaskins


In Loving Memory of Past Supreme Basilei who served the
Organization faithfully and accumulated many accomplishment.

"Past Supreme Basilei-In-Memoriam"

Elizabeth Garner 1943 - 1948
Beatrice Preston 1948 - 1955
Dr. Luthermae E. Adams 1968 - 1977
Dr. Catherine E. Bozeman 1977 - 1986
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy 1986 - 1992



 

Rose Pin Award Honorees:
This honor is given to a Soror whose participation in recognizable areas outside Gamma Phi Delta Sorority over a continuous period of five (5) years that are deemed truly outstanding and noteworthy. Rose Pin Award Honoree(s) are now chosen every two years at Gamma Phi Delta Sorority s’ National Conference (Boulé).

Honoree for 1970
Soror Ivalue B. Leanear, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region

Honoree for 1971
Soror Delphine Martin, Lambda Chapter- Northern Region

Honoree for 1972
Soror Bessie Lyons, Lambda Chapter -Northern Region

Honorees for 1973
Soror Margaret B. Little, Alpha Xi Chapter-  Southern Region
Soror Patricia Lewis, Alpha Theta Chapter –  Northern Region
Soror Effie Burgess, Zeta Nu Chapter – Far Western Region

Honoree for 1976
Soror Marjorie Anderson, Delta Nu Chapter – Northern Region

Honoree for 1977
Soror Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter – Far Western Region

Honorees for 1979
Soror Mayme Townsend, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region
Soror Anne Singleton, Alpha Theta Chapter – Northern Region

Honorees for 1980
Soror Kathryn Forbes, Rho Chapter – Far Western Region
Soror Josie Edwards, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region
Soror Virtrue Lyday, Gamma Nu Chapter – Northern Region

Honorees for 1981
Soror Irma Williams, Alpha Theta Chapter – Northern Region
Soror Lula Williams, Alpha Theta Chapter – Northern Region
Soror Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter – Far Western Region

Honorees for 1982
Soror Thelma Gordon, Beta Iota Chapter – Quad State
Soror Vivian Meeks, Delta Nu Chapter – Northern Region
Soror Rosie Jean Fisher, Iota Chapter – Mid-Western Region
Soror Daisy Jeffries, Alpha Xi Chapter – Southern Region

Honoree for 1983
Soror Electra Washington, Alpha Theta Chapter – Northern Region


Honoree for 1985
Soror Sarah Young, Omega Chapter – Northern Region

Honorees for 1987
Soror Margaret B. Little, Alpha Xi Chapter – Southern Region
Soror Delay Jeffries, Alpha Xi Chapter - Southern Region

Honoree for 1988
Soror Cynthia M. Seymour, Rho Chapter – Far Western Region

National Convention (Boulé) Changed to Biannual in 1988

Honoree for 1996
Soror Frances Lowe Jarrett, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region

Honorees for 1998
Soror Christine Murphy, Omega Chapter – Northern Region
Soror Elma W. Peddy, Beta Chapter – Northern Region

Honoree for 2000
Soror Bertha L. Crossley, Beta Chapter – Northern Region

Honorees for 2004
Soror La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter - Far Western Region
Soror Nan Harshaw, Alpha Nu Chapter - Northern Region

Honorees for 2008
Soror Katherine Gordon, Alpha Phi Chapter – South Atlantic Region
Soror Jessie Shropshire, Alpha Nu – Northern Region

Honorees for 2010
Soror Daisy W. Lynum, XI Beta Chapter-South Atlantic Region
Soror Brenda Roper, Gamma Chapter-Mid Western Region

Honoree for 2012
Soror Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter-Far Western Region
 

Honoree for 2014
Soror Darlene Alexander, Chapter-South Atlantic Region
Soror Virginia Mason, Gamma Chapter, Mid- Western Region



National Theme: 2016 – 2020
“The Power of Vision: Empowering Women and Inspiring Leaders”