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)
Supreme First Anti-Basileus, (Membership)
Supreme Second Anti-Basileus (Scholarship)
Supreme Third Anti- Basileus (Youth Director)
Supreme Financial Grammateus
Supreme Tamias (Treasurer)
Supreme Anti-Grammateus (Assist. Secretary)
National Undergraduate Chapters Representative
and Regional Directors / Assistant Regional Directors
The Regions are seven geographical sub-divisions of the National organization:
Regional Director, Soror Evelyn R. Berrien; Email: email@example.com
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Marie Quaker; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
State: Michigan, West Virginia, Ohio.
Far Western Region:
Regional Director, Soror Verna McCalister; Email: email@example.com
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Phyllis Junor; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
States: California, Canal Zone, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Arizona, Oregon and Wyoming.
Regional Director, Soror Ann Temple; Email: email@example.com
Assist Regional Director, Soror Brenda A. Roper; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
States: Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.
Regional Director,Soror Rhonda L. Young; Email: email@example.com
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Mary E. Porter; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
States: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia.
Regional Director, Soror Kartessa Bell; Email: email@example.com
Assist. Regional Director Shirley Carey; firstname.lastname@example.org
States: Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Quad States Region:
Regional Director, Soror Earline Franklin; Email: email@example.com
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Helen Jones; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
States: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
South Atlantic Region:
Regional Director, Soror Althea Jackson; Email: email@example.com
Assist. Regional Director, Soror Almeda Alexander Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
States: Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Immediate Past Supreme Basileus
Rebecca H. Ford, Immediate Past Supreme Basileus 2012-2016
Gamma Phi Delta
Lyndia Grant, President Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Foundation
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
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
The membership consists of Undergraduates, Graduates, Honorary, and Associates Members, Members-At-Large.
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.
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 members are women of high distinction who have won recognition on a national or international scope.
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.
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.
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
There are three categories of the Building Fund Life Memberships.
• Life Member
• Golden Life Member
• Platinum Life Member
Each Life Membership category must be purchased independently and the associated fee approved by the Boulé body; Building Fund Life Membership fees cannot be combined.
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"
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"
|Kay Davis||Rebecca H. Ford|
|Bessye D. Long||Nan Harshaw|
|Phyllis Ponders||Pinkie W. Sanders|
|Patricia A. Daniels||La Verne Wilson|
|France S. Jarrett|
Luthermae E. Adams
Margaret B. Little
Vernece A. Gardner
Frankie Gadson White
Nelis J. Saunders
Sidney K. Hason
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy
Marinda H. Gaskins
Dr. Marjorie L. Harris
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).
Soror Ivalue B. Leanear, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region
Soror Delphine Martin, Lambda Chapter- Northern Region
Soror Bessie Lyons, Lambda Chapter -Northern Region
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
Soror Marjorie Anderson, Delta Nu Chapter – Northern Region
Honoree for 1977
Soror Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter – Far Western Region
Soror Mayme Townsend, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region
Soror Anne Singleton, Alpha Theta Chapter – Northern Region
Soror Kathryn Forbes, Rho Chapter – Far Western Region
Soror Josie Edwards, Gamma Chapter – Mid-Western Region
Soror Virtrue Lyday, Gamma Nu Chapter – Northern Region
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
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
Soror Electra Washington, Alpha Theta Chapter – Northern Region
Honoree for 1985
Soror Sarah Young, Omega Chapter – Northern Region
Soror Margaret B. Little, Alpha Xi Chapter – Southern Region
Soror Delay Jeffries, Alpha Xi Chapter - Southern Region
Soror Cynthia M. Seymour, Rho Chapter – Far Western Region
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
Soror La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter - Far Western Region
Soror Nan Harshaw, Alpha Nu Chapter - Northern Region
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, Alpha Gamma Chapter-South Atlantic Region
Soror Virginia Mason, Gamma Chapter, Mid- Western Region
Honoree for 2016
Soror Antonio Wright, Gamma Chapter, Mid-Western Region
Soror Cellestine Carter, Beta Alpha, Chapter-Northern Region
National Theme: 2016 – 2019
“The Power of Vision: Empowering Women and Inspiring Leaders”