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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college-educated women committed to
the con
structive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to
provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the
world. Since its founding, more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is
a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college-educated women. The sorority currently has over 1,000
collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa),
Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Republic of Korea, the Arabian Gulf,
Southern Africa and West Africa.


The major programs of the Sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
• Economic Development
• Educational Development
• International Awareness and Involvement
• Physical and Mental Health
• Political Awareness and Involvement

Built on Christian principles, Paducah Alumnae continues the service set forth by our Founders.  


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The Midwest Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Province of Ontario. Currently, there are 119 alumnae and undergraduate chapters in the Midwest with an active membership that exceeds 8,000. Since 1926, there have been 28 Midwest Regional Directors and 27 Regional Representatives. The first Regional Representative was elected in 1970.  

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Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to service in the community.  This chapter was chartered on May 23, 1970.  Pictured below are the charter members with those sitting as the first initiates.1970 was an impactful year for the state of Kentucky for new chapters.  2020 marked the celebration of our "Golden Anniversary" with 50 years of service to our community and region through our 5-Point Programmatic Thrust: Educational Development; Economic Development; International Awareness and Involvement; and Physical and Mental Health. We are truly living our lives like they are "golden" as we give back in a substantive manner to our community. 


Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 1970, we’re a chapter driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. 


Naomi Broady Ward

Patricia Brooks

Marnette Calloway

LaVerne Carter

Louise Cooper

Vanna Ferguson

Clora Hixon

Verna Lee

Connie McVoy

Vera Matthews

Henrietta Rutter

Clara Sebree

Beatrice Thompson

Community Activities   

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s Paducah Alumnae Chapter is making greater progress than ever with its projects. To better the lives of people, we work on a variety of great initiatives, and we take great pride in the advancements we keep making. Get more about the things we do, the people we assist, and the daily efforts we make to foster change.

We strive hard to come up with innovative solutions to this issue while keeping in mind the long-term objectives of our organization. One way we give back to our community is by providing support to charitable organizations that distribute food. We fill food banks throughout our city every year through our involvement in Christmas in the Park. We are Community Kitchen supporters as well. We're here to help when needed occurs. PAC #alwaysfortheheartsofpeople



Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., we are dedicated to engaging our stakeholders in every area of the political arena. Whether we are present at city and county meetings; school boards; or hosting political forums, WE ARE THERE!  Not only in body, but in VOICE.   We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., embody the professional expertise from education, to medicine, to law enforcement, to social work, to entrepreneurship, to safety management, to religion, to planning and development.  We live through our expertise and we create programming based on the community needs.



P.O. Box 8005; Paducah, KY 42002

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