History of the Chesterfield Alumnae Chapter
The Chesterfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was chartered on March 11, 1995 at Oscars in Brandermill Woods, Midlothian, Virginia with the purpose, in part, of serving the steadily increasing population of African-Americans in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Soror Regional Director, Nettie Faulcon of Grand Chapter, conducted the impressive ceremony and presented the charter to the chapter. Forty-five sorors affixed their signatures to the charter and thus established a foundation on which the future hope of the Chapter rests.
The Chapter was initially envisioned and organized by three sorors with labor and love, Sorors Grace Norbrey*, Rosemary Gaskins-Morton and Michelle Davis, who are considered the organizing members of the chapter.
Since its chartering, the chapter has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships; organized and hosted a historic gubernatorial debate; hosted one of the first “ No Child Left Behind” forums for the South Atlantic Region; participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree; Habitat for Humanity; Voter Registration; hosted a Restoration of Rights forum; The Gift of Reading program and adopt-a-School program; and annually support Delta Days at the State and Nation’s Capital. Two of the chapter’s more prominent scholarship fundraising endeavors are the annual Debutante Ball and the Delta/Kappa Scholarship Ball.