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In 2006, Southern Maryland, Waldorf resident, Roberta Berry sought out members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., who were Charles County residents. As the search grew it became evident that the number of interested women spanned not only Charles County, but Calvert and St. Mary’s counties as well. Recognizing an increase in the minority population, a team of women came together to spearhead the chartering effort, along with Roberta were Dawn Chism, Elevear Johnson, and Wanda Noel. The team along with the other interested women were determined to explore the possibility of chartering a chapter in the Tri-County MD area.


As local Deltas learned about others who lived in and around Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties, the chartering team’s efforts resulted in the final move toward establishing a local sisterhood.


In August of 2010, Soror Elvear Johnson succumbed to her illness, but was fully aware of the strides of the chartering team to continue the work to charter a chapter serving the communities in the Tri-County MD area.


The chapter recognizes Soror Johnson as an honorary posthumous member.


On March 27, 2011, Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered by twenty-one dynamic women, determined to make a difference in the community.

Charter Members

Aisha Ali 

Nana Batiste Bailey-Thomas 

Cynthia Douglass Backer 

Roberta Cleveland Berry 

Dawn Boffman Chism 

LaShawn A. Fenwick 

Luchrisha Spells Flowers

Renee Maria Ford 

Lauretta W. Oliver-Grier 

Patricia Antoinette Johnson 

Zandra L.M. Johnson 

Wanda Jones-Heath 

Letitia M. Little 

Sabrena Barnes McAllister 

Samantha L. Parran 

Keysha Imani Lewis Payton 

Michelle Culpepper Revells 

Tracy Alicia Slack 

Rhonda Thomas 

Cynthia Renee Thorne-Carter

Tonya Melissa Parran Wilkerson

Elvear Johnson 

The Chartering Ceremony was conducted by the Eastern Regional Director Robin M. Jacobs with the assistance of Eastern Regional Representative Denesia D. Parris. Deltas from many Chapters in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and Eastern Region came to participate, exuding the warmth of sisterhood that is very characteristic of the organization.

Charter Day!
Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter was chartered.
April 2012
First Awarding of Scholarship 
TCMDAC awarded our first of many scholarships on this day. We have currently awarded over $87,500 worth of scholarships.
March 2016
Tree Planting 
Inaugural Rise of the Crimson 29
Welcomes the first line into TCMDAC.
March 2021
March 27, 2011
1st Anniversary 
A full 365 days of serving Calvert, Charles, and Saint Mary's County.
March 2013
5th Anniversary 
TCMDAC Celebrated 5 years of serving Calvert, Charles, and Saint Mary's County.
April 2016
Small Chapter of the Year
TCMDAC was recognized as small chapter of the year.
April 2019
10th Anniversary
TCMDAC Celebrated 5 years of serving Calvert, Charles, and Saint Mary's County.

Historical Timeline

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