Local Chapters

Annapolis, Maryland

Established March 1968

Chapter Officers:

President, Denise Fenrick
Vice President, Dawna Alexander Powell
Recording Secretary, Margaret Howard
Corresponding Secretary, Janean Thompson
Financial Secretary, April Powell-Donnell
Treasurer, Darlene Washington
Historian, Shannee Butler
Parliamentarian, April Powell Donnell
Chaplain, Michelle Reese
Sergeant-at-Arms, Anne M. Bowie
Executive Advisor, Michelle Turner
Editor, Michelle Turner
Emeritus, Helen Chambers

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Baltimore, Maryland

Established November 1979

Chapter Officers:

President Ruby Jackson
Vice President Gloria Herndon
Recording Secretary Beverly Barber
Corresponding Secretary Ella M. Holland
Financial Secretary Jacqueline Hawkins
Treasurer Toba Baten-King
Parliamentarian Cinderitha Payton
Historian Annie Mountain
Chaplain Eileen Magruder
Sergeant-at-Arms Karen Gilmore
Reporter Ruth Gladney
Assistant Recording Secretary Terri Ayers
Emeritus Helen Robinson
Founder Barbara Bess

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Chesapeake, Virginia

Established November 1970

Chapter President:  Gail Brown
Chapter Vice President:  Wanda Whitfield

The Chesapeake Chapter Delicados, Incorporated was the sixth chapter to be incorporated in November 1970.  Throughout the years, the Chesapeake chapter has prided itself in giving back to the community and continues to support the Sickle Cell Anemia Association, the American Cancer Association Breast Cancer Awareness Program, provides backpacks and school supplies for students, provides Thanksgiving food baskets containing meals for the entire weekend for some Chesapeake families and delivers Christmas presents consisting of warm winter apparel for some children through the Chesapeake’s Department of Social Services.  The organization continues to grow, is steadfast and serenely dedicated to the motto of “striving not to equal, but to excel.” 

Chapter Website:  chesapeakedelicados.com

Norfolk, Virginia

Established in 1948, Incorporated April 1960

Chapter Officers:

President Georgia R. Logan
Vice President Deborah M. Ferguson
Recording Secretary Tonya Cooper
Corresponding Secretary Beryl Roberts Plum
Financial Secretary Edna L. Stith
Treasurer Bernice S. Hyater
Parliamentarian Diana Williams
Chaplain Phyllis Crudup Bryant
Emeritus Evelyn Brissette
Emeritus Barbara S. Foster
Emeritus Vivian B. West

Portsmouth, Virginia

Established November 1964

President: Jacqueline H. Dowdy,
Vice President: Crystal Barco-Southall

The Portsmouth Chapter of Delicados, Incorporated was founded by Geraldine H. Harding. This non-profit organization was chartered in November 1964. We have continuously been actively involved in implementing the national organization’s programs in our community through civic, cultural and educational programs in the city of Portsmouth. Today, the chapter has 21 active members.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Established November 1987

President: Wiladean R. Thomas

The Raleigh Chapter of Delicados, Inc. was organized August, 1966 with Gladys Johnson, Founder.  Chapter Charter Members were Louise Johnson, Frances Whitaker, Louise Nelson, Dorothy Housen, Iris Trotter, Elaine Jacobs, Pearl Smith, Muriel McKoy, Gladys Johnson and Theodoshia Vines.  The first officers were: Gladys Johnson, President; Frances Whitaker, Vice President; Louise Nelson, Secretary; Louise Johnson, Corresponding Secretary; and Theodoshia Vines, Treasurer. 

Our Purpose is to promote unity and foster friendship among sisters of Delicados, Inc.  We engage in civic, cultural and social activities among our members in our city, our state and the world community.  Our chapter is involved in the following programs: Back-A-Child Program at the former YMCA Garner Road now the Garner Road Community Center; Wake County Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group Chapter, Inc; NAACP, Race for the Cure the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Tutorial Program for Second Grade male students at Hunter GT Magnet Elementary School; (Heifer Foundation that consists of:  Send a Girl to School, Women Entrepreneurship, and Third World Feed the Hungry Program);  Adopt a Family for Thanksgiving and Christmas; Back-Pack for Kids Program at Hunter GT Magnet School (non-perishable foods for students to take home on weekends), Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Program, established a scholarship fund in honor of The Raleigh Chapter of Delicados, Inc. founders and chapter members, and our  Promenade of Roses to honor Wake County Senior Citizens. 

Our present members are Sarah Atkins, Anne Bailey, Tara Barber, Lillar Barnes, Elizabeth Chance, Alfredia Collins, Margaret Egerton, Fidie Estes, Shirley Foye, Joyce Fray, Betty Holman, Brenda Jeffreys, Louise Johnson, Martha Kearney, Wilma Keith Jackson, Vinita LaVerne Lane, Cardella Mathes,  Enid Patterson, Carolyn Penny,  Mary Robinson, Mavis Robinson, Eula Rush, Wiladean Thomas, H. Celeste Turner,  and Queen Walker.

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Richmond, Virginia

Established May 1984

President: Sherrethia L. Lowe, MBA
Vice President: Evelyn T. Carter

The Richmond Chapter was the eighth chapter to be chartered, in May, 1984. Our members include women from Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville and King William County. We are divided into regional clusters with names such as: East-West Crossing, South of the James, Richmond North, Henrico Heights and Parham Park. Each Cluster and several committees have the responsibility of acquiring a place to meet and arrange for lunch and plan a fun activity.

Our members all serve on more than one committee, offering their experiences, resources and expertise for the project. Today, the chapter has 35 active members and one Emeritus member.

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Saint Mary’s County, Maryland

Established November 1994

Chapter Officers:

President Carmelita Shade
Vice President Cindy Barnes
Recording Secretary Zerita Shade
Corresponding Secretary Kathy Byrd
Financial Secretary Sandra Simmons
Treasurer Juanita Nether
Parliamentarian Shirley Dickerson
Historian Delores Greene
Chaplain Benita Barnes

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Established April 1988

Chapter Officers:

President Francine Jackson
Vice President Patricia Coleman
Recording Secretary Janie Ward
Financial Secretary Jeanette Bane
Treasurer Yvette Williams
Chaplain Fran Steward
Emeritus Betti Penn

Washington, D.C.

Established in August 1961

The Washington Chapter Delicados, Inc. is located in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC. The chapter was established in August of 1961, being the second chapter chartered in the organization. We have been in existence for over 52 years, serving our local communities within the District, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas (also known as the DMV). Today, the chapter has 18 active members. The Chapter President is Mrs. Lucinda Anderson Dean and she is accompanied by the Chapter’s Vice President, Ms. Candyce Yates and a phenomenal group of Delicado ladies who make up the Chapter Officers.

For more information regarding this chapter, please contact the Chapter’s President, Lucinda, at (240) 351-8703.

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