Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. extended its span of service and established the Henrico County Alumnae Chapter on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at two-thirty in the afternoon. Forty-nine sorority members signed the charter with the assistance of Soror Mary Bennett Sutton, 1999-2003 Director of the South Atlantic Region and Soror Mamie Brown of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter. The ceremony and reception were held at Confederate Hills Recreation Center in Eastern Henrico County. Guest representatives of the Richmond, Chesterfield, Williamsburg, Petersburg, Delaware, Philadelphia and Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapters were present.
Several sorors assisted the charter members with the chartering process. The 1997-1999 South Atlantic Regional Director, Soror Dorothy White, was the group’s initial, tireless guide in successfully chartering the new chapter. Soror Phyllis Booth and Mamie Brown, president and past president of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter, respectively, assisted in the new chapter logistically and the 1999-2003 Director of the South Atlantic Region, Soror Mary Bennett Sutton, facilitated the chartering process. The Henrico County Alumnae Chapter is ever grateful for their selfless support and service.
The chapter will serve Henrico County (east of Interstate-95), New Kent County, and Charles City County excluding Hanover County and the City of Richmond. The members of this chapter bring a variety of professional, organizational, social, and recreational interests; all of which will assist the chapter in its mission to perpetuate the Sorority’s founding goals, values, and principles. The Chapter will maintain a continual thrust toward community educational development and the strengthening of the family, while being ever mindful of its pledge of mutual love and respect.