Southwestern Regional Director
Assistant SWR Director
SWR Recording / Financial Secretary
Dr. Valencia Dutton Hall
The Sorority’s Constitution provided for four regions-North, South, East, and West. Today there are five regions: Central, Eastern, Far Western, Southern and Southwestern.
In 1946, L. E. Coleman Lockhart, a Charter member of Psi Chapter, was elected and installed as the first Southwestern Regional Director. In 1947, Psi Chapter, a member of the Southern Region, hosted their final Southern Regional Conference, May 3-5, in Dallas, TX; and became the first chapter in the Southwestern Region.
L. E. Coleman Lockhart also organized the Mothers and Friendship Auxiliary on February 12, 1945 to serve as helpers and aides of the members. The name was changed to The Patroness Board, and then renamed to The Pelatis Auxiliary. The spelling was later changed to The Pelatis Auxiliary.
Past National Presidents from SWR
1991-1995 Dorethea N. Hornbuckle, Psi
1999-2003 Lillian F. Parker, Alpha Kappa
Southwestern Regional Directors 1946 - Present:
1946-1950 L.E. Coleman Lockhart, Psi
1950-1954 Alma I. Mackey, Psi
1954-1958 Ethel F. Turner, Alpha Rho
1958-1962 Odessa D. Garland, Psi
1962-1966 Ethel M. Mayes, Beta Upsilon
1966-1970 Sarah M. Stevens, Alpha Pi
1970-1974 Ora Lee McGowan, Beta Pi
1974-1978 T. Bernice Miller Evans, Gamma Phi
1978-1982 Lynn Gray Norris, Alpha Rho
1982-1986 Virdell Hall, Beta Psi
1986-1990 Lillian F. Parker, Alpha Kappa
1990-1992 Erma Jean Scales (Moseley) Beta Delta
1992-1997 Dwala L. Brown, Psi
1997-2001 Brenda S. Johnson, Alpha Kappa
2001-2005 Juanda Wallace, Psi
2005-2009 Janie L. Samuels, Beta Psi
2009-2013 Charlotte D. Berry, Psi
2013-2017 Linda Cannon, Alpha Kappa
2017-2021 Vahnita Loud, Psi
Please use the 2020-2021 Forms
National Theme (www.iota1929.org): Business and Professional Women: Building the Foundation for Generational Financial Empowerment
SWR Theme (www.iotaswr.org): "Empowered Women: Together We Achieve the Extraordinary"
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