Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

The Mid–Western Region

Mid-Western Region Officers 2015-2017:

 

Alma L. Baltimore - Gamma Chapter
Regional Director

 

Betheria Nelson - XI Chapter
Tamias

Shanette Gibbs – Gamma Chapter
Appointed Editor

 

 

Loriah Norman - XI Chapter
Asst. Regional Director

Cynthia Stovall-Hollingsworth - Gamma Epsilon Chapter
Appointed Financial Grammateus

 

 

 

Pamela Glenn - Gamma Chapter
Grammateus

Charlotte Jones - XI Chapter
Anti-Grammateus

 

Text Box: 2015 MID-WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

The first chapter established in the Mid-Western Region was Gamma Chapter, Indianapolis, IN in November 1946. Next was Iota Chapter St Louis, MO in December 1948, followed by XI Chapter, Chicago, IL in March 1953.

The first Undergraduate Chapter established in the Mid-Western Region was the Beta Lambda Chapter on the campus of The State Community College located in East St Louis, IL on March 7, 1970.

 

Sorors who have served as Regional Directors:

Marguerite O’Neil
Gamma Chapter
Indianapolis, IN

Dorothy Mae Bennett
Iota Chapter
St Louis, MO

Juanita McClure
Gamma Chapter
Indianapolis, IN

Rbell Hendley
XI Chapter
Chicago, IL

Schauneille Allen
Gamma Nu Chapter
Milwaukee, WI

Linda Cofer
Gamma Chapter
Indianapolis, IN

Alice Jo Thomas
Iota Chapter
St Louis, MO

Juliet Mathews Rent
Gamma Chapter
Indianapolis, IN

Verniece Gardner
Xi Chapter
Chicago, IL

Virginia L Mason
Gamma Chapter
Indianapolis, IN

Alma L. Baltimore
Gamma Chapter
Indianapolis, IN
Elected 2013

From the beginning the Mid-Western Region experienced tremendous growth under the guidance of organizers Sorors Mary Pendegraph and Ivalue Lennear.

 

Two Mid-Western Region Sorors have served as Supreme Basileus of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

Frances Lowe Jarrett

Bessye D Long


Two Mid-Western Sorors have served as Supreme 1st Anti-Basileus of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc,

Frances Lowe Jarrett

Linda Cofer



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

Ivalue Lennear
Frances Lowe Jarrett
Brenda A Roper

Josie Hawthorne Edwards
Linda D Cofer


Mid-Western Region Living Pearls are:

Bessye D Long

Frances Lowe Jarrett


Mid-Western Rose Pin Awardees are:

Bessye D Long
Mamie Townsend
Rosie Jean Fisher

Virgnia L. Mason

Frances Lowe Jarrett
Geraldine Scales
Brenda A. Roper


Mid-Western Woman of the Year Awardees are:

Frances Lowe Jarrett
Juanita McClure
Yvette D Banks

Linda Cofer
Ray Bush
Juanita Darden


Active Graduate Chapters are in the Mid-Western Region are :

Gamma
XI

Iota
Gamma Epsilon


Active Undergraduate Chapters in the Mid-Western are:

Tau

Chicago State
Chicago, IL

Zeta
Malcom X College
Chicago, IL


Active Mid-Western Youth Auxiliaries are:

Rosebuds
Phi Teens
Organized by Virginia L Mason

Junior Cavaliers
Cavaliers

 

 

National Attendees at the Mid-Western Regional Conferences were:

2015

Supreme Basileus Rebecca H. Ford

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


2013

Supreme Basileus Rebecca H. Ford
Supreme Grammateus, Brenda A. Roper
National Theme: "Creating Possibilities from the Impossible"

 

2011

Supreme Basileus Patricia A. Daniels
Supreme 1st Anti-Basileus Rebecca H. Ford
Supreme Grammateus, Brenda A. Roper
National Theme: "Ambassadors for a Better Tomorrow"

2009
Supreme Basileus Patricia Daniels
Supreme 1st Anti-Basileus Rebecca Ford
National Theme: "United in Heart, Sisterhood and Service"

2007
Supreme Basileus Patricia Daniels
National Theme: "Continue the Vision with Collective Voices"

2005
Supreme Basileus Patricia Daniels
National Theme: "Answering the Call – Accepting the Challenge"

2003
Supreme Basileus Bessye D. Long
1st Anti-Basileus Supreme Jo’ Ester Bursie
National Theme: "Reaching Back While Moving Forward"

2001
Supreme Basileus Patricia Daniels
National Theme: "Sharing the Spirit of Excellence through Service"

1999
Supreme Basileus Patricia Daniels
13 New Members
National Theme: "Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Women, Role Models of Courage and Change"
This was a year of growth for the Mid-Western Region.

1997
Six chapters attended this conference.
Three chapters became inactive:

Zeta, Ft Wayne, IN
Gamma Beta, Kansas City, MO

Phi Rho, Chicago, IL

National Theme: "Leading the Way for Young People in the 90’s"

1991
Supreme Basileus Dr Willie B Kennedy
Supreme 1st Anti-Basileus Frances Jarrett
Supreme 2nd Anti-Basileus Dr Gertrude C Sanders
National Theme: "Women Exploring New Horizons in the 90’s"

1985
Supreme Basileus Dr Willie B Kennedy
National Theme: "Gamma Phi Delta, Building Bridges for the Future"

1983
Dr Catherine Bozeman and her aid, Willielee Jones
National Theme: "Gamma Phi Delta Women: Aware, Involved, Caring and Giving"

 

By 1981 the Mid-Western Region had 10 Graduate Chapters and 1 Undergraduate Chapter:

Gamma, Indianapolis, IN
XI, Chicago, IL
Beta Beta, Milwaukee, WI
Gamma Nu, Milwaukee, WI
Gamma Epsilon, East St Louis, MO
Beta Delta

Iota, St Louis, MO
Zeta, Ft Wayne, IN
Phi Rho, Chicago, IL
Chi Chi, Chicago, IL
Gamma XI, St Louis, MO
Undergraduate

National Theme: "Women of Enlightenment Reaching Cultural Heights in the 80’s"



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