‘Renaissance Women 1913-2010: A Call to Action’
Deltas can do it all, parent, work a job, run a committee meeting, serve in a leadership role at church, juggle a number of other organizations, and still manage to whip up dinner and carve out a few minutes of family time at the end of the day to spend with hubby and kids. As authors, we even have the nerve to extend the day by throwing in a chapter or two on whatever books we’re currently writing. Busy, busy, busy, taking charge, making things happen, that’s what we do…but in this hectic world and intense times, the question becomes is that what we need to do? So often we’re pulled, more like stretched in many directions, often too thin to be truly effective at any one project unless we’re willing to pay the price of exhaustion and potentially burn out. Haven’t we all seen the super Delta who is asked to serve on multiple committees, numerous fundraisers, and on and on, until she gets tired and moves to an inactive status.
Sorors, stop for a second, take a breath, regroup and let’s be focused. There is work to be done and we must be at the top of our game. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” – Luke 10:2. The causes deemed noteworthy to a group of twenty two poised young women in 1913 still exist today: promoting academic excellence, boldly addressing injustice, and helping others in need.
As we ebb towards the end of a decade marred with social unrest, wars, global economic destruction, and political history, the need for Delta Sigma Theta involvement is great. Every soror is needed as we move into 2010. For those who’ve taken a rest and are sitting on the sideline, this is your Call to Action. We need you recharged, revitalized, restored and ready to do the work we aspire to do as members of our illustrious sisterhood. For those working tirelessly and at times feeling overwhelmed, we need you to reduce the load, scale back enough to preserve your health so that your contributions are fruitful for years to come. For those who are carrying their share, keep on keeping on in the name of Delta, recognizing that you are impacting your community, but as a collective, united, sisterhood, we are impacting the world.
Soror Patricia Haley-Glass
MEET PATRICIA HALEY
PATRICIA HALEY is the award-winning, national bestselling author of Nobody’s Perfect, Blind Faith, Still Waters, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (nominated 2006 Best Inspirational Fiction), and No Regrets. The trailblazing faith-based author is a project manager with an engineering degree from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is a born again believer who lives with her husband, Jeffrey Glass, and daughter in the Philadelphia area. Patricia has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. since pledging Epsilon Nu (San Francisco) in 1982. She is a charter member of Omicron Chi (Stanford Univ.) and Schaumburg Hoffman Estates (IL) Alumnae Chapters. Her other chapter affiliations include Pontiac (MI), Rockford (IL) Alumnae chapters, and is currently a member of Valley Forge (PA) Alumnae.
Over the years, she has served as chaplain, committee chair, financial secretary, etc. Her latest title, Chosen (released in 2009) was nominated for best Christian fiction of the year by the African American Literary Award Show. The novel kicks off a series depicting the modern day story of King David and the family drama associated with choosing his younger son instead of the eldest to take control of the family business.
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About the book
Based on the popular biblical kings David and Solomon, a fierce battle ignites between brothers when the father abandons his wife, business partner, and children for a younger woman. However, nothing prepared the oldest son (Don), and seemingly most suitable heir, for the shock of seeing his inexperienced younger half-brother appointed as CEO in the family’s multi-million dollar ministry. Both mothers and sons are pitted and willing to fight for their rightful places in the boardroom and in the father’s heart.
Olive Jones – was a native of Washington, D.C. and a constant supporter of Alpha Chapter’s programs. An accomplished pianist, in later years Ms. Jones taught music in the public school system in D.C.