2017 Western Cluster Founders Day

Dear Sorors:

We, the sorors of the Charlottesville Alumnae, Iota Alpha & Kappa Rho chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are delighted to invite you to join us on March 18, 2017 in beautiful Charlottesville for the Western Cluster Founders Day Luncheon and Rededication Ceremony. The events of the day will take place at the Holiday Inn at 1901 Emmett St, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Vendors and Registration open at 8:30am in the rear vestibule of the hotel. The Rededicaton Ceremony will being at 9:45am and will be followed by the welcome and luncheon at 11:15am.

The registration deadline for this event was February 25, 2017. Please contact our chapter president if you are still in need of arrangements.

Community Service Project:

The public service project this year will support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This organization was founded in 1981 in Staunton, VA and is currently headquartered in Verona, VA with branches in Charlottesville, Winchester and Lynchburg. It serves 25 counties and 8 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Recent studies indicate that 16.8% of children in Virginia struggle with hunger. The Blue Ridge Food Bank serves 114,400 people each month including 8,250 children through after school and summer programs. Their Vision is a hunger-free Virginia in a hunger-free America.

We are requesting that each chapter donate $50 to this worthy cause. Preferably, a separate check made out to Blue Ridge Food Bank, be included with your registration. Cash donations will be accepted at registration. Our goal for this project is $500.


For your shopping pleasure, vendors will be located at the Holiday Inn in the area outside the meeting room. You will be able to begin your shopping day at 8:30 a.m. Shopping will be available until 3:00 pm except during the Rededication Ceremony (9:45 -10:30 am).

Directions to Western Cluster Founders Day:

Directions to Holiday Inn -1901 Emmet Street Charlottesville, VA 22901:

Front Desk: 434-977-7700

From the East (Norfolk):

Take Interstate 64W to exit 124 for U-250 towards Charlottesville/Shadwell. Turn right onto US- 250W/Richmond Rd. Continue to follow US-250 W. Take the US-29 N exit towards Washington. Turn right onto US-29N/Emmet Street N. The hotel is located 0.2 miles ahead on the left.

From the West (Roanoke):

Take Interstate 64E towards Richmond to exit 118B. Take exit 118B to merge onto US-29 N towards Charlottesville/Culpeper. Exit onto US-29N/Emmet Street N towards Washington. The hotel is located 0.5 miles ahead on the left.

From the North (Fairfax):

Take 66 W to US-29 S, take slight left onto US-15 S/US-29 S, 7.3 mi; continue straight to stay on US- 15 S/US-29 S (signs for U.S. 17 S/Culpeper/Fredericksburg); continue to follow US-29 S, 68.4 mi.; continue to follow US-29 S into Charlottesville. Hotel will be located on the right.

From the South (Lynchburg):

Take US-29 N toward Amherst. Continue onto US-29 N/Emmet St N toward Washington. Hotel will be located on the left.

Contact Information:

If you should have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the following members of the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter:

Soror Aleta L. Childs: prescvilledst@gmail.com

Soror Yolanda Speed: vpcvilledst@gmail.com

Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
P. O. Box 6895
Charlottesville, VA 22906

Again, we are honored to host this year’s Western Cluster Founders Day and look forward to welcoming you to Charlottesville and joining with you to conduct the business of our beloved sisterhood.