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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 49th Farwest Regional Conference

Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, Empowerment

 
PRLog - Jun. 30, 2014 - LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Long Beach Alumnae Chapter is the host of the Farwest Regional Conference being held in Long Beach, California, July 17-20, 2014.  This will be the 49th Regional Conference in the Farwest Region and the first time the city of Long Beach has hosted this bi-annual event.  More than 1,000 attendees are expected to grace the city by the beach, celebrating the theme Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, and Empowerment.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest African-American women’s organization in the country.  The organization was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. The Farwest Region led by Sandra Phillips Johnson, Regional Director and Ashley Miller, Regional Representative, has meaningfully contributed to the growth, leadership and vitality of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Affectionately known as the Fabulous Farwest, the region is comprised of nearly 90 chapters located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington; as well as international chapters in Japan (Okinawa and Tokyo) and the Republic of Korea (Seoul).

Farwest Regional Conference Co-Coordinators Adriene Gray and Gwen Coley have worked closely with the members of Long Beach Alumnae Chapter, under the leadership of Clairessa Spencer, Chapter President, for the past couple of years to plan this historic conference.  Conference attendees will attend business meetings, luncheons and workshops, but the foundation of our organization is always serving the community.  The Farwest Region’s public service project focus is Sickle Cell Anemia and in conjunction with the Delta Research and Education Foundation will host a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, July 19 at Marina Park.  $5000 will be donated to Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center. Community members are encouraged to participate.  Registration ends on Thursday, July 17 (http://www.active.com/long-beach-ca/running/races/dref-re...).

The public may participate in the open events being held during the conference, including:

Public Meeting on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. (No admission charge)

Beats of Eclectic Expression – Spoken Word, Music and More on Friday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. (fee)

DREF 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, July 19 at 5:45 a.m. ($25 registration)

Social Action Luncheon on Saturday, July 19 at 12 p.m. (fee)

Most events will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center or the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.  Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Sales area in the convention center beginning Thursday, July 17 at 8 a.m. (until sold out).

Press/Media and Sponsorship interest should contact the following to support the Farwest Regional Conference:

Press/Media Contacts:

Maleika Walker

publicity@lbadst.org

(877) 625-3452 ext. 2203

Sponsorship Contact:

Aldina Washington

t4knowledge@yahoo.com

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Since Delta Sigma Theta’s founding in 1913 more than 200,000 women have joined the organization.  There are currently 1000 collegiate and alumnae chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs. Long Beach Alumnae Chapter was chartered on February 23, 1986 to serve the greater Long Beach area. The chapter’s focus is to address the important needs of the community that are aligned with the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.

To learn more about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Long Beach Alumnae Chapter visit www.lbadst.org.

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