On April 27, 1976 a group of Deltas came together to determine the need for an Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on the Monterey Peninsula. It was decided that a chapter in the area could serve as a viable force in meeting the needs of the community.

Through newspaper and radio announcements, and through personal contacts, the group gradually grew to the number necessary for chartering.

On July 15, 1976 the charter application for the Monterey Peninsula Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was submitted to the Farwest Regional Director, Soror Addie T. Haynes. The application was approved by her and forwarded to National Headquarters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Washington, D.C. for final approval.

On November 3, 1976 National Headquarters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. approved the charter application of the Monterey Peninsula Alumnae Chapter with the following sorors as Charter Members:


1. Constance Boone

7. Gwendolyn W. Laster

2. Myrtle W. Duffel

8. Bettye Jones-Lusk

3. J. Lucille Fisher*

9. Bobbie Mc Daniel

4. Gwendolyn Grimes

10. Sarah Spague

5. Helen Washington-Jones

11. Loretta Stewart

6. Mae C. Johnson*

12. LaRose Woods

*Deceased Sorors


On December 18, 1976 the charter was officially presented to the Monterey Peninsula Alumnae Chapter by Soror Addie T. Haynes in a formal Chartering Ceremony at Stillwell Hall, Fort Ord, California making this the 567th chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the 36th chapter in the Farwest Region.

Following the Chartering Ceremony the first official meeting of the chapter was held. A slate of officers was presented to and installed by the Regional Director, Soror Haynes. They were as follows:


President: Bobbie Mc Daniel                        
Vice President: Gwendolyn Grimes            
Secretary: Bettye Lusk                                    
Asst. Secretary: Helen Jones                        
Treasurer: Loretta Stewart                             
Chaplain: Myrtle Duffel
Sergeant-at-arms: Constance Boone
Parliamentarian: J. Lucille Fisher
Historian: Sarah Sprague
Reporter: LaRose Woods


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Monterey Peninsula Alumnae Chapter