Chapter Anniversary

Category: HCAC Information

Chapter History

Visionaries in the form of three Sorors (Veronica Renae Crutches, Mechelle B. Hale, Janice L. Jones) sought to form a chapter of our great Sisterhood to serve the communities of Henry County, Georgia.  As one of the fastest growing counties in America from 1999 to 2004, the need for service to our Black communities became increasingly evident. Seeing this great need, these Sorors decided to contact our National Headquarters. They were directed to their local chapter, which included Henry County along with six other counties in their service area.

These energetic Sorors met with the local chapter to discuss various community programs.  They continued to meet with this chapter throughout the sorority year.  However, Henry County was a service area that did not have the much needed visibility from a community and programmatic standpoint. The recent and continued projected growth required a much more direct and focused effort. Sorors Crutches, Hale, and Jones began to discuss the need and feasibility of starting a chapter exclusively in the Henry County area. They identified the needs for this county to be serviced by Delta, and met regularly to develop a strategy and briefing for the sorority’s leadership.

During this time, a steering committee was formed and continued to identify inactive Sorors living and working in Henry County. The steering committee grew to six with the addition of Sorors Gloria A. Lee, Simone W. Morton and Daisey L. Smith and continued to identify more than two hundred sorors in the Henry County area. After months of research, the statistics concluded the enormous growth in the Henry County area needed the presence of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.

After much hard, steady teamwork, and prayers, the vision became a reality!! The 969th chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Henry County Alumnae Chapter was chartered on December 4, 2004.


HCAC Steering Committee:

Veronica Renae Crutches, Mechelle B. Hale,Janice L. Jones, Gloria A. Lee, Simone W. Morton, Daisey L. Smith

HCAC Charter Officers:

Veronica Renae Crutches, President, Simone W. Morton, 1st Vice President, Janice L. Jones, 2nd Vice President, Gloria A. Lee, Treasurer, Latosha S. Salem, Assistant Treasurer, Jacquelyn Brown Means, Financial Secretary, Tianca Daviss, Assistant Financial Secretary, Kedral Daniette Sewell, Recording Secretary, Sharilyn G. Hamm, Corresponding Secretary, Tanya Mitchell Cobb, Sergeant-at-Arms.

Dr. Louise A. Rice, 23rd National President

Cynthia R. Boyd, Southern Regional Director

Yolanda R. Moore, Southern Regional Representative

Sandra K. Horton, North Georgia State Coordinator

Jeanella Fuller Pendleton, South Georgia State Coordinator

Brenda C. Haywood, Regional Secretary

HCAC Presidential History:

Gloria Lee-Hawkins (Current President)

Kara F.B. Wright (2011-2015)

Marcell I. Johnson (2009-2011)

Shirley L. Kimbro (2006-2009)

Veronica Renae Crutches (2004-2006)



President – Gloria Lee Hawkins


1st Vice President – Debra Abernathy


2nd Vice President – Demetra Daniels


Chaplain – Bethaney Coleman-Willis



Recording Sec. –

Tasha Barry-Epps



Corresponding Sec. – Pamela McBeth Rowie


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Treasurer – Lutrina Shelton



Assist Treasurer – Annetta Ray-Smith


Financial Secretary – Vivian Key


Assist Financial Secretary – Theresa Usher


Sergeant-at-Arms – Andrea Thomas




Economic Development

Carolyn Fraser

Physical & Mental Health

Desire Babb

Ritual and Ceremonies

Shawana Griffin

Educational Development

Donna Tebought

Political Awareness & Involvement

Helen Marberry

Social Action

Brenda Winston

International Awareness

Shara Conway

Arts and Letters

Linda Byrd


LaToya Cowan

Courtesy and Hospitality

Janice Hendrix


Sonja Gore


Quanesha Davis

Financial Projects/Fundraising

Sharilyn Hamm

Custodian of Properties

Dyann Ryans


Jennie Wynne

Step Team

Kesha Spikes

Information & Technology

Kangelon “KJ” Dexter

Heritage and Archives

Barbaralaine North


Simone Morton


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President’s Corner

Welcome to the Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
 I am Gloria Lee-Hawkins, President of the award winning Henry County Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.   Henry County Alumnae was chartered on December 4, 2004 with 95 members and from that date, we have grown in membership and in the level of service provided to the Henry County community.
HCAC is committed and determined to “Illuminating Excellence in the Southern Crescent!”
The Henry County Alumnae Deltas are privileged to connect and build upon the vision of the sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust which includes:
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement
The ladies of Henry County Alumnae chapter are as committed as the Founding twenty-two to positive and uplifting service in our communities.  We are excited to have our community friends, fellow Greeks, Christian brothers and sisters, supporting the ladies of Henry County Alumnae Chapter in our many workshops, seminars and programs offered to the public. Encourage your high school graduating seniors to apply for one of our scholarships. Attend our fundraising activities. Please know that our fundraising proceeds are reinvested in our communities for its uplift and growth.  To date, we have given over $100,000 in scholarships to our public and private high school seniors.
If you are a Delta living in the Henry County area and are looking for a Delta home, look no further. Come join the members of Henry County Alumnae Chapter in making a positive difference in our community while connecting with fellow Delta sisters. Let us together make 2016-2017 the year to rededicate yourself to your lifetime commitment in Delta.
There’s no better way to kick off this year in Delta Sigma Theta!  Deltas everywhere are excited, so join us in Henry County Alumnae Chapter where we are dedicated to “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership, and Empowerment”!
Thank you, Gloria Lee-Hawkins Henry County Alumnae Chapter President