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Natchitoches Alumnae Chapter Annual Prayer Breakfast

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              The Natchitoches Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held its annual Community Prayer Breakfast.  This year’s theme was “Women—Called to Serve, Transforming Lives, Impacting Communities”.  Yvette Williams, the newly elected chapter president gave the greetings and occasion to the guests.  Several prayers were lead by chapter members which included Isis Zulu Henderson leading The Lord’s Prayer, Doris Kochinsky, Custodian,  led the Prayer of St. Francis, Prayer for our Youth led by Peggie Davis, Prayer for Our Leaders led by Josie Hamilton, Immediate past President.  Prayer for All Nations led by Mya Walsh, Recording Secretary, Prayer for Peace lead by Akilah Givens, Corresponding Secretary.  The Invocation and Blessing of Food was led Sarah LaCaze, Past President.  Joan Blake, a member of Iota Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Northwestern State University sang beautiful musical selections to entertain the guests. 

         Edwina Lewis, Past President introduced the Guest speaker for the event,  Dr. Marcia I. Wells Avery.  Dr. Avery received her bachelors and masters degrees from Boston University, and a doctoral degree from Harvard University College of Education.  Dr. Avery is currently a professor of Nursing at Northwestern State University School of Nursing. 

         Dr. Avery is a member of the Natchitoches Northwestern Symphony Society, a mentor with the Kids Hope Program, and a very active member of First United Method Church, where her husband Reverend Donald R. Avery serves as Senior pastor.

          At the conclusion of the program several presentations and recognitions were done.  Hattie Anderson, Parliamentarian did a special presentation to the speaker.  Also Special recognitions to guests were done by Rene C. Lewis, Financial Secretary and Tan’Keia Palmer, Immediate Past Vice President.


Written by demon53

May 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

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