Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

The Far Western Region

 

Far Western Regional Conference March 13-15, 2015

South San Francisco, California - Far Western Region, Host


Far Western Regional Officers 2015 -2017

Left to Right: Sorors Verna McCalister, Regional Director (Not Pictured); Phyllis Junor, Assist. Regional Director/Organizer; Audrey Wendy King, Regional Grammateus; Kay Barrett, Regional Financial Grammateus; Ronda Sloan, Regional Tamias; Barbara Matthews-Cleveland (Not Pictured), Regional Anti-Grammateus; La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor and Soror JoeAnna King, Nominating Chairperson.


Far Western Region Chapter Basilei Left to Right First Row : Sorors: Gladys Collick-Palmer, Delta Kappa Chapter; Kamaria Rutland, Beta sigma Chapter; Cheryl Fallon, Delta Chi Chapter; Helen Davis, Delta Chapter; Kay Barrett, Gamma Chi Chapter; Muriel Parker, Gamma Eta Chapter; JoeAnna King; and Martha Traylor, Gamma Theta Chapter. Back Row: Sorors: Ria McLeod, Rho Chapter; Phyllis Junor, Far Western Region Assist. Regional Director and Supreme Gammateus and Rebecca H. Ford, Supreme Basileus of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.


Layton, Utah Far Western Region Members At Large and Officers left to right: Soror La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor; Soror Bernadette M. Kemp, Member at Large; Soror Phyllis L. Junor, Assistant Regional Director and Willa M. Kemp, Member at Large.

FW Regional Monitress Emeritus

Soror La Verne Wilson 2014

FWR 2015 Scholarship Winner

Presented to Soror Gladia Bell

Living Pearl being pinned

May Linh Huynk , presented by

presented by Soror Phyllis Junor

pictured: Sorors Junor and Ford

Martha Traylor, Chairperson


Sorors of the Far Western Region: Immediate Past Supreme Basileus Patricia A.

Daniels and Supreme Second Anti- Basileus Anne M. Mozee.

The Oakland Military Institute, SFC Henry Ruiz, Operations NCO OMI College Prep Academy

Color Guard Team. Pictured: Major Hudson (center) and SFC Henry Ruiz (end)


Regional Officers 2015-2017 Sorors Verna McCalister, Regional Director; Phyllis Junor, Assist. Regional Director/Organizer; Audrey Wendy King, Regional Grammateus; Kay Barrett, Regional Financial Grammateus; Ronda Sloan, Regional Tamias; Barbara Matthews-Cleveland, Regional Anti-Grammateus; La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor, and JoeAnna King, Nominating Committee Chairperson.

Regional Chapters and Basilei: Delta-Sacramento, Helen Davis, Basileus; Rho-San Francisco, Ria McLeod, Basileus; Beta Sigma-Oakland, Kamaria Rutland; Gamma Eta-Los Angeles, Muriel Parker; Gamma Chi-Oakland, Kay Barrett, Basileus; Gamma Theta-Phoenix, Martha Traylor, Basileus; Delta Kappa-Las Vegas- Barbara Matthews-Cleveland and Delta Chi-Los Angeles, La Verne Wilson, Basileus.

The Far Western Region was organized in 1954 during the term of Supreme Basileus Beatrice Preston, Detroit, Michigan, who was Supreme Basileus from 1948-1955. The establishment of the region was profoundly aided by our first Supreme Basileus Elizabeth Garner who relocated from Detroit, Michigan to Sacramento, California and was a charter member of Delta Chapter the charter chapter of the region. There were six original chapters at the first Far Western Region meeting held in 1954 in San Francisco, CA.

This meeting was hosted by Rho Chapter whose Basileus was Eddy Williams.


The chapters in attendance were:

Basileus Mary Ali Delta Chapter Sacramento, CA

Basileus Toney Stokes

Eta Chapter

San Francisco, CA

Basileus Cathryn Williams

Pi Chapter

San Francisco, CA


Basileus Lula Atchison Psi Chapter Sacramento, CA

Basileus Eddy Williams

Rho Chapter

San Francisco, CA

Basileus Victoria Frances

Chi Chapter

Berkeley, CA


The appointed officers of the Far Western Region were:


Ellie Williams

Regional Director

Kappa Chapter (1956 - 1957)


Ernestine Thames

Assistant Regional Director

Delta Chapter (1956 - 1957)


The first elected officers of the Far Western Region were:


Lula Atchison

Regional Director

Adele Atchison

Assistant Regional Director

Marietta Parkinson

Grammateus


Toney Stokes

Anti-Grammateus

Fletcher Walker

Financial Grammateus

Mary Ali

Tamias


The Far Western Regional Directors from 1954 -2017 are:


1955-1956, Victoria Frances

1957-1958, Ellie B. Williams

1958-1968, Luthermae E. Adams

1968-1969, Thelma Toms

1969-1972, Sydney K. Hason

1972-1973, Alva J. Young

1973-1983, Willie B. Kennedy

1983-1984, Anne L. Mc Elwee


1984-1990, Cleopatra Vaughns

1990-1992, Patricia A. Daniels

1992-1995, Anne M. Mozee

1995-1997, Mae O. Robinson

1997-2001, Phyllis L. Junor

2001-2005, Cynthia A. Seymour

2005-2009, Anne M. Mozee

2009-2011, Kamaria Howard

2011-2015, Phyllis Junor

2015-2017, Verna McCalister


Three Far Western Region Sorors have served as Supreme Basileus of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

1968 - 1997, Luthermae E. Adams

1986 - 1992, Willie B. Kennedy

1996 - 2000, Patricia A. Daniels

2004 - 2012, Patricia A. Daniels

Far Western Region Sorors who have served as Supreme Officers of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.


Jean Myers

Supreme Financial Grammateus, 1953-1957

Adele Atcheson

Supreme Anti-Basileus, 1953-1957

Jean Myers

Supreme Second Anti-Basileus

Verna McCalister

Supreme Tamias, 1990-1998

Verna McCalister

Supreme Financial Grammateus, 2000-2008


La Verne Wilson

Supreme Editor-In-Chief, 1994-2006

Phyllis Junor

Supreme Grammateus, 1996-2006

Martha V Traylor

Supreme Third Anti-Basileus, 2006-2010

Anne Mozee

Supreme Second Anti-Basileus, 2010-2016

Phyllis Junor

Supreme Grammateus, 2014-2018


Far Western Region Original Pearls are:

Founder Elizabeth Garner, Sorors Jean Myers and Lula Garner Waller were selected as Original Pearls in June 1953.

Far Western Region Living Pearls-in-Memoriam are:

Sorors Sidney K. Hason, Rho Chapter

Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter

Far Western Region Living Pearl Sorors are:

Patricia A. Daniels
Beta Sigma Chapter, Berkeley, CA

La Verne Wilson
Delta Chi Chapter, Los Angeles, CA


Far Western Region Rose Pin Awardee Sorors are:

Kathryn Forbes, Rho Chapter, 1980

Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter, 1981
 
Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter, 2000

La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter, 2004

Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter, 2012

Far Western Region GEM Awardee Sorors

Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter - 2016

La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter - 2016

Far Western Region Forty Year Pin Awardee Sorors

Dr. Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter

Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter - Boulé 2010

Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter - Boulé 2010

Cynthia Seymour, Rho Chapter - Boulé 2010

La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter - Boulé 2014
 
Helen Davis, Delta Chapter - Boulé 2014

Naomi Fennell, Delta Chapter - Boulé 2014

Far Western Region Emeritus Awardees Sorors:

La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor Emeritus

Delta Chi Chapter, Los Angeles, CA

Presented by Reg. Director Phyllis L. Junor, 3/16/2013

Gladia Bell, Regional Head Monitress Emeritus

Gamma Eta Chapter, Los Angeles, CA

Presented by Reg. Director Phyllis L. Junor, 3/13/2015


Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Forty Year Pin was designed by:

Soror Alva Young

Past FWR Regional Director, Delta Chapter

Sacramento, CA

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Junior Cavalier Pin was designed by:

William J. Forbes Jr.

FWR Junior Cavalier, Delta Chapter

Sacramento, CA

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. National Web - Site was created in 1999 by:

Soror La Verne Wilson

Delta Chi Chapter, Far Western Region

Los Angeles, California

Continues to manage and keep website updated


Undergraduate Chapters organized:

Delta Xi

Berkeley, CA

Organized by Soror La Verne Wilson

Delta Omega

San Francisco, CA


Alpha Kappa

Los Angeles, CA

Organized by Sorors A. Wendy King and Phyllis L. Junor

Chartered October 10, 1999


Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Far Western Regional International Awardees:


Phi-Teens and Rosebuds

Cavaliers and Junior Cavaliers

Miss International Rosebud Michelle Ren- Scott

Delta Chi Chapter 1994-1996

Miss International Rosebud Michelle Ren- Scott

Delta Chi Chapter 1996-1998

Miss International Rosebud Rochelle Anne Scott

Delta Chi Chapter 1998- 2000

Miss International Rosebud Kiara Vaughn

Beta Sigma Chapter 2002- 2004

Miss International Phi-Teen Michelle Ren- Scott

Delta Chi Chapter 1998-2000

Miss International Phi-Teen Rochelle Anne Scott

Delta Chi Chapter 2000-2002

Miss International Rosebud Imani Parker

Gamma Eta Chapter 2008-2010

Miss International Phi-Teen Imani Parker

Gamma Eta Chapter 2012-2014

Miss International Phi-Teen Imani Parker

Gamma Eta Chapter 2014-2016


Mr. International Junior Cavalier Richard Junor

Delta Chi Chapter

Mr. International Cavalier Evan Jackson

Delta Chi Chapter 2000-2002

Mr. International Junior Cavalier Brandon Mc Gilbert

Delta Chi Chapter 2002-2002

Mr. International Cavalier Rick Blackmon

Delta Chi Chapter 2002-2004

Mr. International Cavalier Michael Williams, Jr. Delta Chi Chapter 2004-2006

Mr. International Cavalier Tony Clayton

Delta Chi Chapter 2006-2008





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