The San Jose Alumnae Chapter (SJA) was chartered by 17 dynamic professional women on November 8, 1970 in San Jose, California. During the past 50 years, SJA has embraced change and cultivated its expanding membership. Today, with over 70 members, the chapter remains in the forefront: crafting the debate on public policy and social issues, creating opportunities for higher quality education through the provision of annual scholarships and innovative youth development programs, and stimulating economic growth through its evolving and diverse community-based partnerships in Santa Clara's County.
Emulating the original 22 Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the members of SJA continue to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to persons in most need through distinct programs that emphasize economic and educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement. Collectively, the officers and members of the San Jose Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., tremendously value the extraordinary opportunity to respond to the growing needs of the community through a passionate, unified commitment to public service.
SJA's Visionary Charter Members
Gloria Speight, President
Evelyn Carter, Vice President
Catherine Lewis, Corresponding Secretary
Constance Duhe, Seargent-at-Arms
Gertrude Clay, Parliamentarian
Gail Henly, Chaplin
Sandra Shelton, Journalist
Esther Wilson, Custodian