Beverly McCall – Host and Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter member
Tracy Morton – President, Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter
Mattie Jordan-Woods – Executive Director, Northside Association for Community Development
Patrice Griffin – Vice Mayor, Kalamazoo
Kiar Gamsho – Chief Manager, Park Street Market
Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter members
Sponsor: Old National Bank and Branch Manager, Mr. Nathan Bolton.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding, more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college-educated women. The sorority currently has over 900 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust. The Midwest Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an eight-state geographic area that encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the province of Ontario.
The Midwest Impact Day includes over 100 chapters in the Midwest region, representing over 8,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. This year the focus is on the community’s first responders in an effort to support the physical and mental health of the communities. From essential grocery and restaurant workers to healthcare professionals, the Sorority recognizes the impact of COVID-19. On Midwest Impact Day, thousands of college-educated, professional women with a heart for service will perform 1000’s of acts of service. The Sorority along with volunteers and community partners will collaborate toward a common goal.
Locally, the Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter will be recognizing the essential workers of the Park Street Market for their steadfast and enduring service to the community during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic. The Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter was chartered on June 23, 1973 and has been serving Kalamazoo County for over 40 years. The Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter thanks the sponsor of the event, Old National Bank and Branch Manager, Mr. Nathan Bolton.