Chapter History

File0050-1024x676The late Hazel M. Pooler led the charge of gathering all Deltas in the area to charter a local chapter.  She started by challenging a group of 9 including herself to seek other Deltas in the area that were willing to do work for the community.  This group quickly increased to 17 holding meetings twice a month at the local Farmers & Merchants Bank.  During initial formation, the group provided services such as wrapping gifts for Helping Hands’ foster children along with other projects.  Structure began to take place with the election of officers and soon there were 23 Deltas representing the Dublin-Laurens area that satisfied the requirements to form Dublin-Laurens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. On May 4, 1996, the charter was presented by Deborah Thomas (Southern Regional Director, 1995-1999) at the Washington Street Presbyterian Church in Dublin, GA.

The Dublin-Laurens Alumnae chapter proudly serves Laurens, Johnson, Telfair, Treutlen, Washington, and Wilkinson counties by offering programs based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness & Involvement, Physical & Mental Health, and Political Awareness & Involvement.

Charter Members

Saketha Adams
Lawanda Allen
Twana Brown
Genola Burke
Gloria Plummer Coleman
Ina Rozier Cooper
Jacqueline Knight Copenny
Katina Nicole Davis
Michelle Forest
Tina Berry-Guyton
Lillie Hobbs
Dale Williams Harris

Theresa Harvard Johnson
Doris Love
*Susie Lowther
Marquita R. O’Neal
*Hazel Meardith Pooler
Connie Strange
Eleanor Surrency
Shirley Earle Thomas
Lucille Wade
SuJuana Wilson
Joyce Wright

Past Presidents

Dublin-Laurens Alumnae Chapter has prospered under the leadership of seven outstanding sorors:

*Hazel Pooler (1996-1997)
Lawanda Allen (1997-1999)
Jacqueline Copenny (1999-2003)
Saketha Adams (2003-2005)
Jacqueline Copenny (2005-2009)
Marquita O. Timmons (2009- 2013)

Raydor Coneway (2013-2015)

* deceased.

Contact Us

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dublin-Laurens Alumnae Chapter
Dublin, GA 31040-0015

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