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OCAC History

The Orange County (FL) Alumnae Chapter (OCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. currently serves Orange and Osceola Counties within the greater Orlando Metropolitan area. The Chapter continuously strives to make a difference and positively influence our community through innovative projects, programs, and exhibiting leadership by example.

On May 28, 1983, twenty-four visionary women in the Central Florida area recognized that there was a need within the Orlando Metropolitan area for more public service and human service organizations to cope with its fast-paced growth and population density. At the time of the chapter’s inception, the area ranked as the fifth fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States and ranked as the number one visitor destination in the world.

With a desire to promote Delta Sigma Theta’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, these women used their organizational skills and educational backgrounds to enhance the civic and social development of the citizens within the Orlando Metropolitan community. Ready to make a difference, these women established the second alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta in Orlando, Florida.

Since then, OCAC has remained committed to providing stellar public service programs to women, men and children in the area. Over the years, the chapter has:

  • Hosted educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students

  • Civically engaged the community through town hall meetings, voter registration drives and advocacy

  • Stimulated the local economy by supporting small businesses and promoting financial literacy and empowerment

  • Supported World Aids Day and raised awareness on issues affecting the global community

  • Participated in the American Diabetes Association – Tour De Cure, American Cancer Society – Relay for Life and Breast Cancer Walk, along with provided a forum for discussion regarding mental health of college students and women.

  • And much, much more!

As the Orlando Metropolitan area continues to grow, the members of the OCAC chapter are dedicated to collectively servicing the community at large.

Orange County (FL) Alumnae Charter Members

  • M. Jean Butler, President

  • Betty Smith, Vice President

  • Martha Myrick Mitchell, Recording Secretary

  • Ethel Cooley, Corresponding Secretary

  • Lottie Collins, Financial Secretary

  • Lillian Seays, Treasurer **

  • Julie Williams, Parliamentarian

  • Sandra Woodard Johnson Hoston, Chaplain

  • Sandra Mills Brown

  • Sondra Calloway Brown

  • Norma Jean Smith Bynes

  • Marva Hope Carter

  • Catherine Helms Fleming

  • Yvonne Harris Jackson Fleming

  • Arlene M. Jones Ginn

  • Miriam Johnson Jennings

  • Phyllis Renee Knighton

  • Valeria Lee McCaw **

  • Paulette Hollingsworth Morgan

  • Mary Martin Mosley

  • Shirlee Cherrye Patrick **

  • Lillie Quinn **

  • Linda Harris Reddick **

  • Marsha Morris Reece


** Deceased charter member

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