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[[image - large black & white photograph of four African-American committee members cheerfully engaged in mutual conversation]]
[[caption]] Convention committee members chat during a convention planning session. (L-R) Mrs. Harriet Walton, 1973 convention Coordinator; Mrs. Mary C. Hamilton, Budget Committee; Mrs. Eula Buter [[Butler]], Southwest Regional Director and Mrs. Maynard Jackson, National Projects Committee Chairman. [[/caption]]

Houston Mayor Proclaims August 8-13 Delta Sigma Theta Week

[[image - black & white photograph of George Garver, Louis Welch, Frankie Freeman and Eula Butler presenting certificate of proclamation for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority]]
[[caption]] Houston school superintendent, George Garver, Mayor Louis Welch, President Frankie Freeman and Houston Pres., Eula Butler [[/caption]]

It gives me great pleasure to present to the President of your National Sorority this proclamation: "Whereas Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service organization organized in 1913 at Howard University today has more than 50,000 college educated women members whose objectives include involvement in community service, financing social welfare and encouraging academic excellence in culture;

Whereas the Houston Alumnae, which was started in 1938, is committed to these worthy goals and demonstrates its concern for others in many local activities such as those that have just been named in other programs and projects directed at as wide spectrum in the Houston committee; therefore, I, Louie Welch, Mayor of the City of Houston, do proclaim August 8 through 13 as Delta Sigma Theta Week in Houston and urge all citizens to welcome the 31st National Convention of the sorority to our city and in commending this group, particularly the Houston Chapter, for many valuable contributions to the quality of life in these United States.

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