NSDCAC’s Third Annual Armed Forces Day Luncheon and Educational Forum

“Transcending Obstacles to Pursue New Endeavors”, NSDCAC’s Third Annual Armed Forces Day Luncheon and Educational Forum, was a memorable tribute to student veterans as well as a celebration of our community armed forces members.  The event was held in collaboration with the Veteran Services and Black Student Center on the campus of California State University San Marcos on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Following a presentation by the Camp Pendleton Young Marine Unit and a statement of purpose by Soror Dr. Emily Streeter, Commander USPHS, Lt. Colonel Eddie Bickham, USMC (Ret) delivered an inspiring message encouraging graduates as they plan for life beyond CSUSM.  A panelist of service members including, Captain Charles P. Jones, V,  Alex Murray, US Army Veteran and FBI Special Agent, Claudia Orregal, USMC Veteran, and Tomas Villanueva, CWO4, USMC (Ret) shared their experiences and motivation for overcoming some of life’s challenges.  Dr. Patricia Reilly, Commander USN (Ret) and Director of Veteran’s Services at CSUSM, shared moving stories of five graduating student veterans who were presented with certificates and scholarships. The honorees were Ricky Briere, Claudia Orregal, Ana Ortizsorio, Stephen Vandereb and Michael Woods. The event culminated in the presentation of the Community Impact Award to Al Owens, Retired Lieutenant Escondido Police Department and USMC (Ret).

 

Soror Maleata Hall Awarded Inaugural Mona Humphries Bailey Award

On the occasion of our chapter’s fifth year anniversary, the Membership Services Committee established the Mona Humphries Bailey Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of a chapter member. Soror Maleata Hall has been with the chapter for four years and more than exemplifies the attributes and legacy of our 17th National President, Soror Bailey.  Soror Hall tirelessly performed other roles for chapter sponsored events and special projects. Her Fund Development Committee exceeded budgeted expectations with innovative initiatives.  Working with the Youth Initiative Committee, Soror Hall established the chapter’s first Embodi program. Additionally, Soror Hall provided vital support to the Technology Committee. Her graphic arts experience generated professional documents that saved resources and funds. Her skills with hospitality and party planning generated beautiful memorabilia for many chapter functions. Her sisterly encouragement provides support to all sorors, who are witness to Soror Hall’s fine example of Delta principles.

 

Delta Days in Sacramento

The 33rd Annual Delta Days in Sacramento took place the last weekend in April.  The event was themed “Sound the Alarm: Being the Catalyst for Change” and included workshops, the Social Action Luncheon with the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd as our keynote speaker, a town hall meeting with members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and invited gubernatorial candidates, and a legislative day at the State Capitol. NSDCAC Sorors and Youth Initiative members were briefed on legislative issues which impact the African-American community; developed skills on lobbying and monitoring legislation; and networked with members of the Assembly and Senate. NSDCAC, as well as sorors who come from all around the state, had opportunities to observe legislators in session, attend committee sessions, and participate in briefings. IMG_1825.jpgIMG_1792.jpg

NSDCAC Supports March of Dimes-please donate to our team

Our NSDCAC team stands with March of Dimes to fight for the health of all moms and babies. Families in our community and across the country are touched by the fundraising we do, and we won’t stop until we reach our goal of building better future for us all. We’re proud to help provide resources and programs to educate and empower moms so every baby can have the best possible start. But we need you on our team. Together we can encourage more friends, family and supporters to join us to raise critical funds to tackle the biggest health threats facing moms and babies. Donate now at marchforbabies.org/Fundraising/Team/?TeamEventId=2879235

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Support NSDCAC and Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build

Join NSDCAC and Habitat for Humanity as we work together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, decent and affordable place to live in dignity and safety.
NSDCAC is joining Women Build to empower one another, make an impact, and change lives. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. Women Builders work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning a new skill, or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved and improves the community you share. Help us meet our goal of $5,000 by contributing on our page www.classy.org/team/165513

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NSDCAC celebrates Sisterhood Month

 

Sorors Hafford and Elliott and the Delta Quilt!

 

 

 

Sorors Watson, Hafford, Elliott, and Lane (seated), preparing to quilt.

 

 

StepLivelyDance!

 

 

Honoring Pam Jackson, Owner of StepLivelyDance, as NSDCAC’s Entrepreneur of the Month for March

 

 

NSDCAC Sorors serving at Brother Benno’s Center in Oceanside

 

 

Sisterhood Walk at Carlsbad Beach