Chapter History

Rancocas Valley Alumnae Chapter Beginnings

On September 12, 1976, 20 visionary Delta women became the charter members of the Rancocas Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The chapter began with modest financial resources, far-sighted plans and dedicated optimism. Deltas from the New Jersey communities of Willingboro, Mt. Holly, Pemberton and Burlington began, what is now, an active, thriving local Delta chapter providing public service throughout the greater Burlington County area.

Charter Members

  • Anita S. Brodie*
  • Joan E. Cooper
  • Billie A. Davis
  • Brenda S. Dismuke
  • Geraldyn Foster
  • Charlotte C. Gilbert*
  • *Deceased
  • Delores M. Holden
  • Shirley Hopson
  • JoAnn V. Jennings*
  • Vivian Starks Lee
  • Patricia Livingston*
  • Thelma Miller
  • Vonna J. Milligan
  • Andrea Bond Moffitt
  • Jessie C. Plumber
  • Joan L. Reid
  • Alice M. Smith
  • Frances E. Smith
  • Irene W. Smith*
  • Alicia Spencer








Past Chapter Presidents

  • 1976-1978 Patricia Livingston*
  • 1978-1982 Andrea Bond Moffitt
  • 1982-1984 Anita S. Brodie*
  • 1984-1986 Barbara C. Doneghy
  • 1986-1988 Peggy Smith
  • 1988-1992 D. Parthenia Cogdell
  • *Deceased
  • 1992-1994 Kay Dennis*
  • 1994-1996 Mildred McCalpine Freeman
  • 1996-2000 Marilyn V. Robinson
  • 2000-2002 Doris Clark-Lewis
  • 2002-2006 Barbara Y. Wellons
  • 2006-2010 Mildred L. McCalpine
  • 2010-2014 Ruth L. Barrett