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The Far Western Region is composed of: California, Alaska, Canal Zone, Idaho, New Mexico, Hawaii, Utah, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Wyoming and Washington

MobiriseFar Western Regional Conference March 24 –26, 2017 Los Angeles, California – Delta Chi Chapter, Host  Far Western Regional Director Verna McCalister and Special Guest Supreme Basileus Lenor Reese

Far Western Regional Conference March 24 –26, 2017
Los Angeles, California – Delta Chi Chapter, Host Far Western
Regional Director Verna McCalister and Special Guest Supreme Basileus Lenor Reese

Far Western Regional Officers 2017-2019

Far Western Regional Officers 2017 -2019

Left to Right: Sorors Verna McCalister, Regional Director; Phyllis Junor, Assist. Regional Director/Organizer; Audrey Wendy King, Regional Secretary; Kay Barrett, Regional Financial Secretary; Ronda Sloan, Regional Treasurer; Barbara Matthews-Cleveland, Regional Assist. Secretary and La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor. 

Far Western Officers 2016-2019

Verna McCalister, Regional Director, Beta Sigma Chapter
Phyllis Junor, Assist. Regional Director/Organizer, Delta Chi Chapter
Audrey Wendy King, Regional Secretary, Delta Chi Chapter
Kay Barrett, Regional Financial Secretary, Gamma Chi Chapter
Ronda Sloan, Regional Tamias, Gamma Chi Chapter 
Barbara Matthews-Cleveland, Regional Assistant Secretary, Delta Kappa Chapter 
La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor, Delta Chi Chapter

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Far Western Regional Chapter Presidents

Far Western Regional Chapter Basilei

Left to Right: Sorors: Ria McLeod, Rho Chapter; Patricia Brown, Delta Chapter; Kamaria Rutland, Beta Sigma Chapter; JoAnne King, Gamma Theta Chapter; La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter; Kay Barrett, Gamma Chi Chapter and Barbara Matthews-Cleveland, Delta Kappa Chapter

Far Western Chapter Presidents 2016-2019

Patricia Brown, Delta Chapter  
818 Portugal Way , Sacramento, CA 95831                               
deltapresident@gammaphideltasorority.com                                

Ria McLeod, Rho Chapter
850 Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
riaincharge@aol.com    
                                                            

Kamaria Rutland, Beta Sigma Chapter 
630 Canyon Oaks Dr. #E, Oakland, CA 94605
betasigmapresident@gammaphideltasorority.com 
                                                                                                             

Kay Barrett, Gamma Chi Chapter
10925 Cotter Street , Oakland, CA 94605  
gammachipresident@gammaphideltasorority.com                                                            

JoeAnna King, Gamma Theta Chapter  
11202 W. Sieno, Avondale AZ 85392 
gammathetapresident@gammaphideltasorority.com                                                              

Barbara Matthews-Cleveland, Delta Kappa Chapter
5915 Mustang Street, Las Vegas, NV 89130 
deltakappapresident@gammaphideltasorority.com                                                             

La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter
2740 So. Raymond Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007 
deltachipresident@gammaphideltasorority.com     
                                                      

Special Events

            Far Western Regional Conference March 24 –26, 2017
Los Angeles, California – Delta Chi Chapter,
Host Far Western Regional Director Verna McCalister
and Special Guest Supreme Basileus Lenor Reese 

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Regional Director Verna McCalister and Supreme Basileus Lenor Reese

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The Band of Brothers VFW Post 12034 Color Guard Team

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The Band of Brothers VFW Post 12034 Color Guard Team and Regional Director Verna McCalister 

Far Western Region VIP Banquet and Awards Honorees

Reverend C. R. Jones Politician of the Year

Reverend C. R. Jones
Minister of the year  

Mayor Pro Tempore Lula Davis-Holmes Woman of Achievement

Mayor Pro Tempore Lula Davis-Holmes Politician of the Year

Nirma Usher Minister of the year

Nirma Usher
Woman of Achievement

Soror La Verne Wilson  Dr. Willie B. Kennedy Service Award

Soror La Verne Wilson
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy Service Award 

Soror Phyllis L. Junor Dr. Willie B. Kennedy Service Award

Soror Phyllis L. Junor
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy Service Award    

Soror Phyllis L. Junor  National Service Award

Soror Phyllis L. Junor
National Service Award

Elijah S. Robinson Regional Scholarship Winner

Elijah S. Robinson
Regional Scholarship Winner

Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan, MD Community Service Award OASIS Clinic

Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan, MD
Community Service Award OASIS Clinic

MobiriseFar Western Regional Conference March 24 –26, 2017 Los Angeles, California – Delta Chi Chapter, Host  Far Western Regional Director Verna McCalister and Special Guest Supreme Basileus Lenor Reese

Certificates from the City of Carson were presented to Delta Chi Chapter Members in recognition of their Years of Service to Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Presented by LaVonne Moore. Pictured left to right: LaVonne Moore, 28 years; Anne Mozee, 46 years; Cheryl Fallon, 23 years; Verna McCalister, Regional Director; Mayor Pro Tempore Lula Davis-Holmes, City of Carson; Lenor Reese, National President, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.; La Verne Wilson, 43 years; Phyllis L. Junor, 28 years and Audrey Wendy King, 27 years. Not picture: Pamela McClinton, 23 years and Leavon Spires, 27 years.

       National (Boulé) Conference Highlights
 July 26 - 29, 2016

Los Angeles, California – Far Western Region,
Host  Supreme Basileus (President) Rebecca Ford and
Far Western Regional Director Verna McCalister

National 2016 VIP Banquet National Officers 

Rebecca H. Ford, President, Shirley Carey, President First Vice President, Anne M. Mozee, Second Vice President, Amy J. Filmore, Third Vice President, Phyllis L. Junor, Secretary, Denise Y. Smith, Financial Secretary, Angela M. Jeter, Treasure, Donna Harrell, Assistant Secretary, Audrey G. Allison, Editor-in-Chief and Jasmine Kay, Undergraduate Representative.

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National Theme: 2018 - 2020
“The Power of Sisterhood: Individually Unique…Together Complete”  

Far Western Region Theme: 2015 – 2019
“Retaining, Reclaiming and Recruiting Sisterhood” 

Far Western Region Present and Past History

Far Western Regional Officers and Chapter Basileus 2015-2019

 

Regional Officers 2017-2019:  Sorors Verna McCalister, Regional Director; Phyllis Junor, Assist. Regional Director/Organizer; Audrey Wendy King, Regional Grammateus; Kay Barrett, Regional Financial Grammateus; Ronda Sloan, Regional Tamias; Barbara Matthews-Cleveland, Regional Anti-Grammateus; La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor, and JoeAnna King, Nominating Committee Chairperson.

Regional Chapters and Presidents: Delta-Sacramento, Patricia Brown, Basileus; Rho-San Francisco, Ria McLeod, Basileus; Beta Sigma-Oakland, Kamaria Rutland; Gamma Chi-Oakland, Kay Barrett, Basileus; Gamma Theta-Phoenix, Martha Traylor, Basileus; Delta Kappa-Las Vegas- Barbara Matthews-Cleveland and Delta Chi-Los Angeles, La Verne Wilson, Basileus.


Far Western Region Past History 1954-2018


The Far Western Region was organized in 1954 during the term of Supreme Basileus Beatrice Preston, Detroit, Michigan, who was Supreme Basileus from 1948-1955. The establishment of the region was profoundly aided by our first Supreme Basileus Elizabeth Garner who relocated from Detroit, Michigan to Sacramento, California and was a charter member of Delta Chapter the charter chapter of the region. There were six original chapters at the first Far Western Region meeting held in 1954 in San Francisco, CA. This meeting was hosted by Rho Chapter whose Basileus was Eddy Williams.

The chapters in attendance were:
Basileus Mary Ali,  Delta Chapter,  Sacramento, CA
Basileus Toney Stokes , Eta Chapter , San Francisco, CA  
Basileus Cathryn Williams , Pi Chapter , San Francisco, CA  
Basileus Lula Atchison, Psi Chapter Sacramento, CA
Basileus Eddy Williams , Rho Chapter , San Francisco, CA  
Basileus Victoria Frances , Chi Chapter , Berkeley, CA  

The appointed officers of the Far Western Region were:
Ellie Williams
Regional Director
Kappa Chapter (1956 - 1957)

Ernestine Thames
Assistant Regional Director
Delta Chapter (1956 - 1957)

The first elected officers of the Far Western Region were:
Lula Atchison, Regional Director
Adele Atchison, Assistant Regional Director
Marietta Parkinson, Grammateus
Toney Stokes, Anti-Grammateus
Fletcher Walker, Financial Grammateus
Mary Ali, Tamias

The Far Western Regional Directors from 1954 -2019:
1955-1956, Victoria Frances
1957-1958, Ellie B. Williams
1958-1968, Luthermae E. Adams
1968-1969, Thelma Toms
1969-1972, Sydney K. Hason
1972-1973, Alva J. Young
1973-1983, Willie B. Kennedy
1983-1984, Anne L. Mc Elwee
1984-1990, Cleopatra Vaughn
1990-1992, Patricia A. Daniels
1992-1995, Anne M. Mozee
1995-1997, Mae O. Robinson
1997-2001, Phyllis L. Junor
2001-2005, Cynthia A. Seymour
2005-2009, Anne M. Mozee
2009-2011, Kamaria Howard
2011-2015, Phyllis Junor
2015-2019, Verna McCalister

Three Far Western Region Sorors have served as Supreme Basileus of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.
1968 - 1997, Luthermae E. Adams
1986 - 1992, Willie B. Kennedy
1996 - 2000, Patricia A. Daniels
2004 - 2012, Patricia A. Daniels
  
Far Western Region Sorors who have served as Supreme Officers of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.
Jean Myers, Supreme Financial Grammateus, 1953-1957
Adele Atcheson, Supreme Anti-Basileus, 1953-1957
Jean Myers, Supreme Second Anti-Basileus
Verna McCalister, Supreme Tamias, 1990-1998
Verna McCalister, Supreme Financial Grammateus, 2000-2008
La Verne Wilson, Supreme Editor-In-Chief, 1994-2006
Phyllis Junor, Supreme Grammateus, 1996-2006
Martha V. Traylor, Supreme Third Anti-Basileus, 2006-2010
Anne Mozee, Supreme Second Anti-Basileus, 2010-2016
Phyllis Junor, Supreme Grammateus, 2014-2018

Far Western Region Original Pearls are:
Founder Elizabeth Garner, Sorors Jean Myers and Lula Garner Waller were selected as Original Pearls in June 1953.

Far Western Region Living Pearls-in-Memoriam are:
Sorors Sidney K. Hason, Rho Chapter
Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter

Far Western Region Living Pearl Sorors are:
Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter, Berkeley, CA
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter, Los Angeles, CA
Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter, Los Angeles, CA  

Far Western Region Rose Pin Awardee Sorors are:
Kathryn Forbes, Rho Chapter, 1980
Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter, 1981
Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter, 2000
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter, 2004
Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter, 2012

Far Western Region GEM Awardee Sorors :
Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter - 2016
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter - 2016

Far Western Region Forty Year Pin Awardee Sorors :
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter
Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter - Boulé 2010  
Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter - Boulé 2010  
Cynthia Seymour, Rho Chapter - Boulé 2010  
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter - Boulé 2014 
 Helen Davis, Delta Chapter - Boulé 2014  
Naomi Fennell, Delta Chapter - Boulé 2014
 
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy Service Award
Gladia Bell. Gamma Eta Chapter – Regional Conference 2015
Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter – Regional Conference 2017
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter – Regional Conference 2017

Far Western Region Emeritus Awardees Sorors: 
La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor Emeritus
Delta Chi Chapter, Los Angeles, CA Presented by Reg. Director Phyllis L. Junor, 3/16/2013

Gladia Bell, Regional Head Monitress Emeritus Gamma Eta Chapter, Los Angeles, CA Presented by Reg. Director Phyllis L. Junor, 3/13/2015

National Platinum Life Member Awardee
 Anne M, Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter, 2016

National Golden Life Member Awardees
Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter
Lula Conley, Delta Chi Chapter
Thelma Brooks, Delta Chi Chapter
Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter
Audrey Wendy King, Delta Chi Chapter
Rosa Anderson, Gamma Theta Chapter
National Life Member Awardees

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Forty Year Pin was designed by:
Soror Alva Young Past FWR Regional Director, Delta Chapter Sacramento, CA

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Junior Cavalier Pin was designed by:
William J. Forbes Jr., FWR Junior Cavalier, Delta Chapter, Sacramento, CA

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. National Web - Site was created in 1998 by:
Soror La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter, Far Western Region Los Angeles, California Continued to manage and keep website updated until 2017

Undergraduate Chapters organized:
Delta Xi, Berkeley, CA Organized by Soror La Verne Wilson
Delta Omega, San Francisco, CA
Alpha Kappa, Los Angeles, CA Organized by Sorors A. Wendy King and Phyllis L. Junor Chartered October 10, 1999 

National Theme: 2018 - 2020
 “The Power of Sisterhood: Individually Unique…Together Complete” 

Far Western Region Theme: 2015 – 2019 “Retaining, Reclaiming and Recruiting Sisterhood”

Far Western Region Youth History

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Far Western Regional International Awardees:

Phi-Teens, Rosebuds,
Cavaliers and Junior Cavaliers
Miss International Rosebud Michelle Ren- Scott Delta Chi Chapter 1994-1996
Miss International Rosebud Michelle Ren- Scott
Delta Chi Chapter 1996-1998
Miss International Rosebud Rochelle Anne Scott Delta Chi Chapter 1998- 2000
Miss International Rosebud Kiara Vaughn Beta Sigma Chapter 2002- 2004
Miss International Phi-Teen Michelle Ren- Scott Delta Chi Chapter 1998-2000
Miss International Phi-Teen Rochelle Anne Scott Delta Chi Chapter 2000-2002
Miss International Rosebud Imani Parker Gamma Eta Chapter 2008-2010
Miss International Phi-Teen Imani Parker Gamma Eta Chapter 2012-2014
Miss International Phi-Teen Imani Parker Gamma Eta Chapter 2014-2016
Mr. International Junior Cavalier Richard Junor Delta Chi Chapter
Mr. International Cavalier Evan Jackson Delta Chi Chapter 2000-2002
Mr. International Junior Cavalier Brandon Mc Gilbert Delta Chi Chapter 2002-2002
Mr. International Cavalier Rick Blackmon Delta Chi Chapter 2002-2004
Mr. International Cavalier Michael Williams, Jr. Delta Chi Chapter 2004-2006
Mr. International Cavalier Tony Clayton Delta Chi Chapter 2006-2008


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