Almighty and Everlasting God,

You who created the very foundation of this world. You crafted the galaxies with the stars, the sun, and the moon. You gave life that we may experience life more abundantly. But, today we come to you heavy hearted, for we have heard the cries of the slain, their families, and many of us are calling to You for help. We come to You remembering all the lives lost to the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. Once again, an all too familiar scene with weapons that destroy life has flooded our communities. We are reminded of the heinous act done by one who “preyed” over those who “prayed” in Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina. God we ask for Your mercy, peace, and healing.

We arose this morning and found ourselves with broken spirits. Yet, we hold on to our faith, even in the midst of needles pain. It is still no secret that you are a God capable of healing every broken heart, and wiping away every tear that cascades down our faces. We find ourselves speaking the words of Habakkuk “Violence is everywhere!” Your own Word teaches us that You stand firmly with the broken, bruised and burdened. So we ask for Your help, because there is no other help we know, but You that has the power to heal this brokenness.

God, we know that You have no pleasure in the death of anyone, so we boldly come to Your throne of grace today, seeking Your wisdom as we continue to pray for the nine lives lost. Lord, we lift before you our beloved Soror Myra Thompson, a member of Charleston Alumnae Chapter, and her entire family which includes the Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated everywhere. We are all your children created in your image, by your love, and linked in our oneness, and wrapped in a single garment of kinship and sisterhood.

We cry out to you, oh God to heal our brokenness. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Heal us from this scourge of violence. Lord please give us the courage to speak truth to power and remain secure in Your love. Teach us Your ways, O God. Bless us with wisdom and strength to work through our brokenness. Lord, we thank You for your unfailing love. And, we offer our petitions of faith with thanksgiving in our hearts, in the name of Jesus the Christ we pray. Amen.


Rev. Dr. Natalie P. Alford, M.Div., Ed.D.
Chair, Chaplains Council
 

Welcome to the online home of the Dynamic and Historic Eastern Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Eastern Region is the birthplace of our distinguished sisterhood, where in 1913 the hopes, dreams and prayers of 22 Howard University female students led to the founding of our Sorority. Today sorors from the Eastern Region and around the world honor the legacy of our Founders as we touch hundreds of thousands of lives by improving communities through service, leadership and empowerment.

From our historic roots 126 active chapters now represent the Eastern Region, which consists of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC. International chapters of the Eastern Region include: England, Germany, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix and St. Thomas).

We are excited to serve as the leaders of an extraordinary group of women committed to fulfilling the vision and purpose of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as we render public service, impact public policy and maintain a high standard of academic excellence; all while ensuring Delta's relevance with each succeeding decade.

Keeping Excellence and Purpose in the East,

 

Upcoming Events

52nd National Convention
July 23 - 29, 2015
Houston, Texas

Eastern Region Investigation Team Training
Rowan University
June 13
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Red Shoe Race Across the East
Stop Location Date
First Stop Harrisburg, PA April 18, 2015
Second Stop New York Upstate, Albany, NY May 30, 2015
Third Stop Tri-State, Boston, MA May 31, 2015
Forth Stop Maryland, Cambridge, MD June 6, 2015
Fifth Stop Delaware, Dover, DE June 7, 2015
Sixth Stop New York Metro, New York, NY June 14, 2015
Seventh Stop Connecticut June 20, 2015
Eight Stop Washington, DC June 27, 2015
Ninth Stop New Jersey, Glassboro, NJ June 28, 2015
News & Alerts

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS photo    #bringBACKourGIRLS

    April 14th marks a year ago more than 270  young girls were kidnapped from school and  Nigeria. Presently, more than 230 remain  missing. Yet, the international community has  largely forgotten.
    The grass roots movement of Bring Back Our Girls suggests that the following can be done in commemoration:

  1. People are urged to use Social Media to REMIND the world that the girls are still missing
  2. Send a letter to send to Secretary of State Kerry, the UN, the WhiteHouse and US Senators ( sample letter)

Sorors please use Social Media effectively and according to our D.I.G.   On April 14th and going foward share our social media posts with the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS photo(s) on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts   BRING BACK OUR GIRLS photo



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To submit your story, please send your articles with a submission form via email to:

Tina Fernandez, Regional Journalist
Naki Pratt, Regional Journalist
eastnewsletter@easternregiondst.org

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Award Application Due Dates: Collegiate - May 15, 2015 and Alumnae - June 1, 2015

Collegiate

Academic Excellence Application
Collegiate Academic Excellence Award (Individual) 

Soror of the Year Application
Collegiate Member of the Year Award 

Outstanding Chapter Program Application
Outstanding Chapter Program of the Year (Chapter) 

Chapter Advisor of the Year Application
Collegiate Chapter Advisor of the Year 


Alumnae

Soror of the Year Application
Alumnae Soror of the Year 

Delta Dear of the Year Application
Delta Dear of the Year 
Regional Committee Awards

Arts & Letters
Exemplary Arts & Letters Program Award 

Collegiate Transition Taskforce
Eastern Region CTT Awards 

Emergency Response Team
Exemplary Chapter or Community Program Award 

Membership Services
Chapter of the Year Award 
Exemplary Membership Services Award 

Program Planning
Exemplary Creative Community Service Project Award   
Exemplary Delta Academy/Delta GEMS Award   
Exemplary Economic Development Award   
Exemplary EMBODI Program Award   
Exemplary Impactful Collaboration Award   
Exemplary International Awareness Program Award   
Exemplary Physical & Mental Health Program Award   
Exemplary SEE Program Award   


Social Action
Exemplary Social Action Award 


 
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