The Troup-Coweta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, had its initial start as the LaGrange Alumnae Chapter. The idea to establish an alumnae chapter in this community rested heavily upon a group of interested and concerned Deltas who lived and worked in the Troup County area.
These Deltas worked diligently in this endeavor by conducting a survey to determine the number of members of the sorority in the City of LaGrange and the surrounding areas. Their findings were very encouraging. With Sandra Hinton serving as the lead contact, the members made the appropriate contacts and upon completion of all requirements by Grand Chapter received approval to charter the chapter.
On September 19, 1987, the LaGrange Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in the Elm Room at the Ramada Inn in LaGrange, GA. The Charter Members of the chapter are Zelma Brock, Margaret Elaine Crawley, Lynda Dunlap, Theresa Freeman, Annie Lucille Greene, Juanita Harrell, Sandra Hoggs Hinton, Annie J. Hoggs, Sonya Kennedy, Patsy Lewis, Gwendolyn Jones McIntosh, Sharon Reese, Linda Woodyard Roberson, and Susie Rosser.
These 14 extraordinary Sorors had the vision and foresight as they desired to serve and make an impactful change in the lives of the residents of Troup and Coweta counties in Georgia as well as Chambers County in Alabama. Then Southern Regional Director, Dr. Louise A. Rice, served as the presiding officer for the chartering ceremony and was assisted by Soror Vivian Anderson of Augusta, GA.
For more than 30 years, the members of the LaGrange Alumnae Chapter were ever mindful of the sorority’s mission as we continued to uphold our commitment to service. Then in 2016, the Grand Chapter of the sorority conducted a review of all chapter charters nationwide. The decision was made to revise charters to ensure that chapters were not crossing regional and state jurisdictions. With this decision, the chapter charter was revised to reflect that the LaGrange Alumnae Chapter would service Troup and Coweta Counties.
With this significant change, the members of the chapter also believed that it was time for a change in the chapter’s name in an effort to be more inclusive and to accurately reflect its service area. Under the leadership of President Evette Jones and with guidance from Sandra K. Horton, Southern Regional Director, the members of the chapter voted unanimously to rename the chapter and submitted all required documentation to Grand Chapter for approval.
On April 24, 2018, approval and best wishes were received from Grand Chapter to permanently changing the chapter name to the Troup-Coweta Alumnae Chapter.
The Troup-Coweta Alumnae Chapter continues in its mission to provide significant leadership and conduct public service programs of distinction. Since its initial chartering, the chapter has strived to effectively serve the community through the Sorority’s Five-Point Program Thrust. This is the vehicle through which our members seek to dedicate themselves to continuing the development and implementation of outstanding public service to our communities.
The Troup-Coweta Alumnae Chapter has charted its course by working throughout the community and being visible in civic, religious, academic, and political arenas. We stand proud of our legacy and many accomplishments and are committed to continuing to our exceptional level of support and service.