Fort Knox Alumnae Chapter History
The Fort Knox Alumnae Chapter plays a very prominent role in local community of Fort Knox, Radcliff and Elizabethtown, KY. It was the Indian Summer of 1980, when a clarion call was made for all graduate Deltas in the area to come together. They realized they could make significant contributions to the community by performing great deeds in the name of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Led by Soror lris Warren, this group of dynamic women petitioned the Regional and National Headquarters and explained why there was a need for an established chapter in the area. These women were successful in their bid to convince the National Executive Board of the need for a chapter. On June 28, 1981, Soror Wilhemina Goff, Midwest Regional Director, led a workshop and conducted the Chartering Ceremony for the Fort Knox Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
The 13 FKAC Charter Members were:
Gwendolyn M. Adamson
Sara D. Ferrell
Vennice W. Furlow
Vivian H. Davis
Deborah Y. Mclver
Carolyn E. Tucker
Youlanda C. Washington
Blondell E. Williams ΩΩ
Over the past thirty years the members of the Fort Knox Alumnae Chapter though very transit; has touched the lives of many through their community service and charitable deeds. Public service projects include conducting tutorials for high school students for the PSAT/ACT/SAT exams, sponsoring the annual Open House at the Black History Gallery of Elizabethtown, KY, during Black History Month, working with Habitat for Humanity, supporting the Hardin County March of Dimes by registering thousands of walkers, helping with voter registration drives, donating to Project Graduation, and awarding scholarships (Blondell E. Williams Scholarship) to high school seniors. In keeping with the sorority’s National programs, we are serving the community’s youth through Delta Academy and the EMBODI program.
Other public service projects include Adopt-a-Highway, Hooray for Heroes, and in January 2012, we co-partnered with Colvin Community Center in Radcliff to sponsor the Community Health Fair. The Fort Knox Alumnae chapter has continued to be inspired and energized by the strength of the sisterhood, and commitment to public service with the focus centered on the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.