This week I just returned from a magnificent extended weekend with 10,000 women who attended the 53rd National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. I am proud to say that I am a Golden Life member celebrating 52 years of membership in this awesome sorority. Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 by 22 collegiate women in Washington, D.C. on the campus of Howard University. There are now more than 200,000 women worldwide dedicated to providing assistance and support to local communities. 
Try to imagine 10,000 women dressed in red from head to toe gleefully pulling black roller bags with red trim and the official emblem of Delta Sigma Theta, Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, emblazoned on the front of the bag. Then picture these beautiful women dressed in all black the next day and all white on still another day. The images are powerful letting everyone know that a group of women have traveled from all over the world to come and take care of the business of their dear sorority. 

As powerful as these images may be in the minds of everyone witnessing these sights there is something else that is special to each and every Delta attending the convention.  You are at a place and time that allows you to "bump" into friends, old and new, who you might have known years ago in another city, when you attended a college or university or a place of work. For me, I saw Deltas I went to school with; Deltas I worked with in one city or another; and Deltas I never meant before at the Convention who immediately became friends. We all exchanged contact information and vowed to stay in touch. Although we have good intentions, I know we will once again part ways and perhaps never see each other again. As for me, my Delta sister, if I got your contact information you will here from me and this is just the beginning. I do this because friendship is a mighty thing. No matter how long it has been since you might have seen a Delta sister, when you see her again, you simply start up with her where you left off. Amazing!