About Us

Our Purpose

To promote unity and friendship among the chapters and to engage in civic, cultural, and social activities in the world community.

Our Mission

The Richmond Delicados continue to strive to make an even greater impact in the community and to maintain their sisterly bond in the World of Delicados.

Who We Are

Delicados, Incorporated was organized in June, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia. In April, 1960, they decided to expand and became chartered as the Delicados, Incorporated. Chapters were chartered beginning with Washington, DC in June, 1961.

The Richmond Chapter was the eighth chapter to be chartered, in May, 1984. Other chapters are: Portsmouth, VA; Raleigh, NC; Annapolis, MD; Chesapeake, VA; Baltimore, MD; Virginia Beach, VA and St. Mary’s County, MD.

Get to know us! View the Richmond Chapter Delicados: “Through the Years” scrapbook. 

Currently our members include women from Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville and King William County. We are divided into regional clusters with names such as:  East-West Crossing, South of the James, Richmond North, Henrico Heights and Parham Park.  Each Cluster and several committees have the responsibility of acquiring a place to meet and arrange for lunch and plan a fun activity. Our members all serve on more than one committee, offering their experiences, resources and expertise for the project.

Meet Our Officers

Shelly White
Shelley White
President

Shelley was inducted into the Richmond Chapter of Delicados, Inc. in 1986. She has served as Vice President, President and Executive Adviser of the Richmond Chapter. Shelley has been very active on many committees and served as chair of several. She was the Chapter’s Rosebud in 2002 and Co-Chair of Richmond’s 2013 Conclave. She has served on the National Board, and chair on several committees prior  to becoming President in 2017.

Cynthia Brown
Cynthia J. Brown

Vice-President

Cynthia was inducted into the Richmond Chapter of Delicados, Inc. in 1986.  She was the Chapter’s “Rosebud” in 1992.  She has served as Recording Secretary and President of the Richmond Chapter and Recording Secretary, Vice President and President of National Delicados, Inc.  Cynthia has served on several committees and consistently volunteers her skills to those committees in need of her services.


Rhonda Bowman

Recording Secretary

Rhonda was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2019. She volunteered to serve as Richmond’s Recording Secretary on the day of her induction.

Mary Gay
Mary Gay

Assistant Recording Secretary

Mary was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 1988. She served as Richmond Chapter’s President from 2009 to 2013 and Executive Adviser from 2013 to 2015. Mary was Richmond’s “Rosebud” for the year 2006.

Alice Creighton
Alice Creighton

Financial Secretary

Alice was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2000. She has served as Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Richmond Chapter. She was
Richmond’s 2016 “Rosebud”.

Elaine Wright
Elaine Wright

Treasurer

Elaine was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2000. She has served as Vice President, President, Executive Adviser and Treasurer of the Richmond Chapter and National Vice President. She was Richmond’s “Rosebud” for 2013.

Evelyn Carter
Evelyn Carter

Corresponding Secretary

Evelyn was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 1990. She has served as Financial Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Chaplain of the Richmond Chapter and Sergeant-at-Arms and Chaplain of National Delicados,Inc.. Evelyn was“Rosebud” for the Richmond Chapter in 2007.

Sheryl Carter Thompson
Sheryl Carter-Thompson

Sergeant-at-Arms

Sheryl was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2008.  She has served as Scrapbook chairperson and African American chairperson.

Sheron Carter Gunter
Sheron Carter-Gunter

Historian/Archivist

Sheron was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2008.  She  has served as Historian, Archivist and Co-Chair of Technology for the Richmond  Chapter.  She now serves as Archivist for National Delicados, Inc.


Almeater Smith-Alston

Reporter/Publicity

Almeater was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2014.  She has served and is currently serving as Richmond Chapter’s  Reporter.  She also serves as  Co-Chair of Technology for the Richmond Chapter.

Thelma Pettis
Thelma Pettis

Parliamentarian

Thelma is one of Richmond Chapter’s Founding Members when they joined Delicados, Inc. in 1984. Thelma has served as Vice President, President and Executive Adviser of Richmond Chapter and Vice President, President and Executive Adviser of National Delicados, Inc. She was Richmond’s “Rosebud” for 1995. She continues to be an active member of the organization.

Wylena Carter
Wylena Carter

Chaplin

Wylena was inducted into Delicados, Inc. 1993. She has served as Parliamentarian and Chaplain of the Richmond Chapter and Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain and currently Registered Agent for all Virginia Chapters of Delicados, Inc. Wylena was Richmond’s “Rosebud” for the year 2010.

Joice E. Conyers
Joice E. Conyers

Executive Advisor

Joice was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2010. She has served as Vice President, President and Executive Adviser of the Richmond Chapter and is the current National President of Delicados, Inc. She was Richmond’s “Rosebud” in 2018.

Sherrethia Lowe
Sherrethia Lowe
“Rosebud” 2020

Sherrethia was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2014. She has served as Richmond Chapter’s Recording Secretary from her induction until she became National Recording Secretary in 2019. Sherrethia is Richmond’s 2020 “Rosebud”.

Our Members

Frances AtkinsonJerlys BarhamRhonda BowmanCynthia Brown
Evelyn CarterJoyce CarterWylena CarterSheron Carter-Gunter
Sheryl Carter-ThompsonJoice ConyersAlice CreightonGwendolyn Dorman
Sandra EdmondsRita Garrett-FosterMary GayLillian Greene
Neila GunterCheryl HuntCathey JacksonSally Jones
Sandra KennedySherrethia LoweArdella PayneThelma Pettis
Delores QuashValencia RaginWillette SharpeAlmeater Smith-Alston
LaVerne SpurlockCathy TrimbleHattie WebbEna Whitaker
Shelley WhiteElaine WrightGloria Wyche

Emeritus Members

Helen Carter

Local members who also hold National Delicados officer positions

Local members who also hold national positions.
Sherrethia Lowe, National Recording Secretary
Evelyn Carter, National Chaplain
Dr. Joice Conyers, National President
Sheron Carter-Gunter, National Secretary of Archives
[left to right]

 

Thelma Pettis, former National Delicados President
– current local member