To promote unity and friendship among the chapters and to engage in civic, cultural, and social activities in the world community.
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
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 J. Brown
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 was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2019. She volunteered to serve as Richmond’s Recording Secretary on the day of her induction.
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 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 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 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 was inducted into Delicados, Inc. in 2008. She has served as Scrapbook chairperson and African American chairperson.
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 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 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 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 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 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”.
|Frances Atkinson||Jerlys Barham||Rhonda Bowman||Cynthia Brown|
|Evelyn Carter||Joyce Carter||Wylena Carter||Sheron Carter-Gunter|
|Sheryl Carter-Thompson||Joice Conyers||Alice Creighton||Gwendolyn Dorman|
|Sandra Edmonds||Rita Garrett-Foster||Mary Gay||Lillian Greene|
|Neila Gunter||Cheryl Hunt||Cathey Jackson||Sally Jones|
|Sandra Kennedy||Sherrethia Lowe||Ardella Payne||Thelma Pettis|
|Delores Quash||Valencia Ragin||Willette Sharpe||Almeater Smith-Alston|
|LaVerne Spurlock||Cathy Trimble||Hattie Webb||Ena Whitaker|
|Shelley White||Elaine Wright||Gloria Wyche|
Local members who also hold National Delicados officer positions
Sherrethia Lowe, National Recording Secretary
Evelyn Carter, National Chaplain
Dr. Joice Conyers, National President
Sheron Carter-Gunter, National Secretary of Archives
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Thelma Pettis, former National Delicados President
– current local member