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Deltas Present 41st Annual Breakfast for M’Lady

Sojourner’s Truth Staff

A buffet breakfast, a host of vendors, a salute to scholarship, a presentation to the mother of the year, a fashion show in five scenes … the 2019 Breakfast for M’Lady had a lot of something for everyone.  As usual, the announcement of the “Mother of the Year,” to a surprised audience member, was the highlight of the event.

The Toledo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc’s 41st annual fundraising gala brought together almost 300 attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg on Saturday, May 4, to celebrate achievement and to support minority-owned businesses. This year’s theme was “An Aroma of Fashion to Fit Your Lifestyle.”

Saturday’s breakfast, organized by co-chairpersons, Michelle McCaster and Joyce Lewis-Johnston, featured Jacqueline Jackson, a Delta Diamond Life member and first lady of Greater Holy Trinity COGIC, as the mistress of ceremonies.

Rochelle Hall-Rollins, PhD, Toledo Alumnae Chapter president, offered greetings to open up the event and breakfast was served prior to the presentation of awards. After breakfast, the sorority delighted many in the audience with door prizes – the most delighted attendee was the one who won a 32” television.

This year’s fashion show highlighted designs from three local businesses – Marcia Hopkins’ Elegance With Style, Terrie Cooks’ Simply D’Vine and Yvette Nickens’ La’Mazing Clothing. The show was divided into five segments: “Off to the Derby,” “Power of Red,” “Summer Time,” “Call to Action” and “Masquerade.”

This year’s scholarships were presented to three high school seniors – Kristyn Hibbett of Notre Dame Academy who will be attending Kent State University in the fall; Whitney Hughes of Jones Leadership Academy, headed for New York University and Naomi Jones of Toledo Christian who will be a freshman at The Ohio State University.

This 2019 Mother of the Year is Diana Minor. Minor is the mother of one daughter and grandmother of two. An auditor with Lucas County for the past 25 years, Minor has served as the local president of the Order of Eastern Star, the national first vice president and platinum member of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

Minor, characterized as a “Woman of God” is a Women’s Ministry leader, serves on the Finance Committee and is an usher at her church.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1913 by 22 college women who represented the epitome of sisterhood, scholarship and service. The sorority provides an extensive array of public service though its Five-Point Program Thrust of Physical and Mental Health, Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement and Political Awareness and Involvement.

The first Toledo area Delta undergraduate chapter was formed in 1937 by seven young women from the University of Toledo, Mary Manse College and graduates residing in the city. The Toledo Alumnae Chapter was established in 1972.




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Revised: 05/09/19 08:56:56 -0400.

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