Evelyn White Brissette, Vivian Brown West, Geraldine Dodson Randle,* (Founder), Juanita Newsome Whitehurst,** Barbara Green Bess
Evelyn White Brissette, Vivian Brown West, Geraldine Dodson Randle,* (Founder), Juanita Newsome Whitehurst,** Barbara Green Bess

Purpose

The purpose of Delicados, Incorporated is to promote unity and friendship among the chapters and to engage in civic, cultural, and social activities in the world community.

Our History

Delicados, Incorporated was organized in June, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia with * Geraldine Dodson Randle as Founder. The founder and Founding Members- Barbara Green Bess, Evelyn White Briquette, Vivian Brown West, and * Juanita Newsome Whitehorse decided to name the club the " Sophistocats."

In keeping with the original goals of the organization and the need for expansion, the name " Sophistocats" was changed to "Delicado Social and Civic Club" in 1952.

In April 1960, the organization became incorporated and its name was changed to Delicados, Incorporated with the following chapter members:

Bertha Hightower Barnes, Barbara Green Bess, Gladys Merritt Bobbitt, Lois Carter, *

Meet the Team

Joice

Dr. Joice E. Conyers, PhD

National President

2019-2021

Thank you for the privilege and honor to serve as your National President of Delicados, Inc. I am greatly humbled.

Langston Hughes wrote a poem titled “A Dream Deferred”. In that poem, he asked several questions… “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?” In 1948, our founders had a dream. That dream has exploded to create 10 Chapters and over 240 members across three states and the District of Columbia. We were reminded at our 57th Annual Conclave that ‘No man is an island.’ I am the product of many whose lives have touched mine. I stand on your shoulders. Each of you are responsible for this organization greatness. I look forward to serving you… working with you to continue to move this great organization to its next chapter.  Thank You.

Mary

Mary Robinson

Vice President

2019-2021

 

We have come this far by the insight of  our founders coming together as the Sophistocats  in 1948 to Delicado Social and Civic Club in 1952 to  Delicados Incorporated in1960. Since then each chapter and its members have dedicated our chapter programs to providing services in our communities, collaborations with organizations and businesses in our chapter states and foreign countries.  I am looking forward to continuing the legacy of Delicados Incorporated and our commitment to community service.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your National Vice President for the next two years.

Executive Board Members

Recording Secretary…………………Sherrl Lowe
Corresponding Secretary………Jacqueline Short Simmons
Financial Secretary ……………… Wiladean Thomas
Treasurer …………………………Eula Rush
Parliamentarian………………Veta Faison
Sergeant-at-Arms………………Jewell Hawkins
Chaplain…………………..……Evelyn Carter
Editor………………………Michelle Turner
Secretary of Archives……Sheron Carter-Gunter
Executive Advisor……………….. Darlene Washington

Registered Agents

Maryland…………….Tamara Smith
North Carolina ………….Lillar Barnes
Virginia……………….Wylena Carter
Washington ………………Wanda Fox

Chapter Presidents

Annapolis…………….….Denise Fenrick
Baltimore …….………Ruby Jackson
Chesapeake………………..…Kimberly Mack-Hammond
Norfolk……………….…….………..Georgia Logan
Portsmouth…………Brenda Williams
Raleigh………………………..Wiladean Thomas
Richmond ……………………Shelley White
St. Mary’s County………….Carmalita Shade
Virginia Beach………………Vita Faison
Washington, D.C…….…….…..Barbara Holmes