L-R: Brenadette Schoby, President, Delta Kappa Xinos, and Hattie McFrazier, Advisor
Delta Kappa Chapter of National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. recently held its annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Torrance, CA. Dr. Anita Turner served as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the afternoon. Brenadette Schoby, President of Delta Kappa Chapter, gave a welcome and greeted those in attendance.
Delores Penn introduced our special guests—members from other Greek sororities and other organizations. Approximately 225 guests participated in this event. Vendors were present for Christmas shopping.
Hattie McFrazier, Youth Advisor for Delta Kappa Xinos youth group, introduced the members, who are potential recipients of the fundraiser. The Xinos group is for females in grades 9-12 with at least a C average. The Xinos introduced themselves extended greetings and best wishes to everyone present..
Scholarships were presented by Delta Kappa Scholarship Chairperson, Evelyn Wright, to two scholarship recipients: Kamrin Barnett, graduate of Cerritos High School, attending Cal State Long Beach University and majoring in Computer Science, and Michael O’Quinn, graduate of Bishop Montgomery High School, attending Vanguard University and majoring in Theater Arts Education. They represented the Y (Youth) and E (Education). in National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa’s YES (Youth, Education, and Service) program.
At this annual event, special tributes are made to honorees selected by Delta Kappa members for outstanding service. This year ‘s special tribute was made to Ronald L. Roberts II who was selected to represent the Y(Youth) in National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa’s YES (Youth, Education, and Service) program.
Ronald L. Roberts II is a brilliant 11th grader Attending Junipero Serra High School and very active member of his church. Ronald is a 11-year alumnus of “BOSS The Movement.” B.O.S.S. is an acronym for “Building On Spiritual Substance.”
Ronald won 1st place in an Oratorical Competition for the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. Ronald was later asked to speak on a few occasions by the President of that same organization, National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing of which was at the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon in 2010 where he recited the Entrepreneur’s Credo and his signature Tribute to President Obama, and again at the 2013 National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa 90th Annual Conclave Meeting “Magic of Education”, to over 1,000 educators.
Ronald is also an alumnus of NAPCA Summer Academy which empowers students to find their purpose/career path, break through their academic and non-academic barriers, walk with hope and purpose and take ownership of their future college and career goals
The highlight of the afternoon was the entertainment presented by Seville. Seville hit the stage wearing red—red hats, red suits, and red shoes. They had the audience swaying to the songs of yesteryear recorded by artists such as The Temptations, The Miracles, Sam Cooke, BB King, Jimmy Reed, and the O’Jays, just to name a few. Deborah Callahan led the Second Line as Seville sang, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Participants bounced to the tune and waived their napkins as they marched around the ballroom.
The Anniversary/Scholarship Fundraiser Committee included Dr. Carrie Crum, Chairperson, Delores Penn and Barbara Satterfield , Co-Chairpersons, Brenadette Schoby, Ex-Officio, Trinika Barnett, Tracy Bennett, Deborah Callahan, Dr. Claretha Graham, Ann Jackson, Juanita LaPoint, Constance Majors, LaShaunda Mosely, Eva Potter, Elmeaner Reeves, Mona Standberry, Dr. Anita Turner and Evelyn Wright.
Everyone in attendance found the afternoon to be very enjoyable.