Sisters on the Move!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., South Broward Alumnae Chapter (SBAC)
From Sandra T. Thompson, Ph.D.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., South Broward Alumnae Chapter (SBAC) Chartered on April 17, 2009, is an organization committed to providing assistance and support through established programs in the local South Broward community.
Under the leadership of Angela M. Hylor, SBAC Charter President, the public service sorority has made a huge impact on the South Broward community by contributing over 10,000 community service hours.
In 2010 and 2011, the Sorority held career fairs that attracted over 1,000 job-seeking candidates each year; in 2010, 2011, and 2012, they contributed over $8,000 to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. Using the Chapter’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust Initiatives – Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement, South Broward Alumnae has provided many services to the South Broward Community and abroad.
SBAC partnered with Konbit Pou Potapiman (KPP) a Haitian School, helping children in Port-à-Piment, Haiti and through World Water Day UNICEF donations, specifically for safe drinking water in Haiti; the Port-à-Piment community received $700 in chlorine water tablets and clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and toys. Locally, during the chapter’s May Week recognition, members donated over 1500 books, games and magazines to Memorial Miramar Hospital’s Patient & Visitor Resource Library and to the Broward Correctional Institute a local Women’s facility.
During the heated election season, SBAC held a successful Get out the Vote campaign on Broward College’s South Campus and registered voters, as South Broward Alumnae has been authorized by the state of Florida Elections Office to handle such an important task.
Transforming lives is also part of South Broward Alumnae Chapter’s experience. Their Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) has mentored over 20 high school girls each year since the chapter’s inception.
Recently the GEMS have coupled with the EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) youth initiative to sponsor First Lady Michelle Obama’s” Let’s Move” Fitness and Health Fair Field Day at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill! Over 120 participants enjoyed line dances, strolls, calisthenics, relay races, warm exercises, healthy snacks and health tips provided by Broward Health.
In its fourth successful year, South Broward Alumnae’s signature Fundraiser, the Red Shoe Luncheon, drew 500 vivacious ladies – and a few men – in every type of red shoe you could imagine!! The event raised over $10,000 dollars that will be used to support the chapter’s scholarships and community service projects. South Broward has already awarded over $10,000 dollars in scholarships to students who attend school or reside in the South Broward community.
Lastly, SBAC hosted their second annual free Women’s Health Symposium on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Doors opened at 9 a.m. The event was held at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, 410 SE 3rd St., Hallandale Beach, FL. The Women’s Health Symposium is one of many public service projects organized by the women of SBAC who are committed to providing a variety of events that promote healthy living to the community. During the symposium, you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of vendors and health care professionals that will offer holistic approaches for healthy living. A few of the topics that you will learn about are nutrition, healthy food preparation, physical fitness, acupuncture, thermography (radiation free breast screening), detoxing the body and a healthy heart.
For more information about SBAC, please contact the Chapter President, Angela M. Trusclair Hylor, at (305) 335-1501or firstname.lastname@example.org.