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.

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Incorporated, Far Western Region Conference, March, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada. Delta Kappa, Host Chapter
Far Western Regional Director Patricia Brown and Special Guest National President Lenor Reese
 

Far Western Regional Officers 2023-2025

Far Western Regional Officers 2023 -2025

Left to Right: Regional Director Kay Barrett; Assistant Regional Director/Organizer Kathy
Fox; Regional Secretary Audrey Wendy King; Regional Financial Secretary Patricia
Brown; Regional Treasurer Verna McCalister; Assistant Regional Secretary Dr.
Jacqueline Bruessard; Regional Editor Yvonne Owens and Regional Youth Advisor and
Historian La Verne Wilson.

Far Western Officers 2023-2025

Kay Barrett, Regional Director, Gamma Chi
Kathy Fox, Assistant Regional Director/Organizer, Delta Kappa
Audrey King, Regional Secretary, Delta Chi 
Patricia Brown, Regional Financial Secretary, Delta
Verne McCalister, Regional Treasurer, Beta Sigma  

Dr. Jacqueline Bruessard, Assistant Regional Secretary 
Yvonne Owens, Regional Editor, Gamma Chi 
La Verne Wilson, Regional Youth Advisor, Delta Chi 
La Verne Wilson, Regional Historian, Delta Chi

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Far Western Regional Chapter Presidents

Far Western Regional Chapter Basilei

Left to Right:  Sorors: Mary Brown, Delta Chapter; Maisha Simmons-Cole, Beta Sigma Chapter; JoAnne King, Gamma Theta Chapter; Eloise Middleton, Gamma Chi Chapter; Kathy Fox, Delta Kappa Chapter and Phyllis Junor, Delta Chi Chapter.

Far Western Chapter Presidents 2023-2025

Mary Brown, Delta Chapter      
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Marisa Simmons-Cole, Beta Sigma Chapter 
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Eloise Middleton, Gamma Chi Chapter
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JoeAnna King, Gamma Theta Chapter  
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Kathy Fox, Delta Kappa Chapter 
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Phyllis Junor, Delta Chi Chapter
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Far Western Regional Members at Large 2023-2025  

Far Western Regional Members at Large 2021-2023

Left to Right:  Sorors, Bernadette Kemp, Layton, Utah; Willa Kemp, Layton, Utah; Metra Choice Saltus, Rancho Cucamonga, California; Meridian Elizabeth Powers, Rancho Cucamonga, California; Elizabeth Choice, California

Special Events



        Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Incorporated
Far Western Region Conference, March, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada. Delta Kappa, Host Chapter

Far Western Regional Director Patricia Brown and Special Guest National President Lenor Reese  

Far Western Regional Conference March 2021


Far Western Regional 50th Regional Conferences April 5-7, 2019 
Host Far Western Regional Director Verna McCalister
and Special Guest National President Lenor Reese

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Far Western Region 50th Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. Gamma Theta, Host Chapter, JoeAnne King, President, Members and Special Guest: Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc., National President Lenor R. Reese, Delta Chi Chapter, Living Pearls Anne M. Mozee and La Verne Wilson.  

50th VIP Banquet - In Black and Gold

National Theme: 2016 - 2018  
“The Power of Vision: Empowering Women and Inspiring Leaders”

Far Western Region Theme: 2015 – 2023
 “Retaining, Reclaiming and recruiting Sisterhood” 


Far Western Region Present and Past History

Far Western Regional Officers and Chapter Basileus 2015-2023

 

Regional Officers 2019-2023: Sorors Patricia Brown, Regional Director; Phyllis Junor, Assist. Regional Director/Organizer; Cheryl Fallon, Regional Grammateus; Kay Barrett, Regional Financial Grammateus; Ronda Sloan, Regional Tamias; Dr. Jacqueline Bruessard, Regional Anti-Grammateus; La Verne Wilson, Regional Editor, and Yvonne Owens, Nominating Committee Chairperson.  

Regional Chapters and Presidents: Delta-Sacramento, Mary Brown, Basileus; Rho-San Francisco, Marisa Simmons-Cole, Basileus; Gamma Chi-Oakland, Kay Barrett, Basileus; Gamma Theta-Phoenix, JoeAnna King, Basileus; Delta Kappa-Las Vegas- Kathy Fox, Basileus and Delta Chi-Los Angeles,  Anne Mozee, Basileus.


Far Western Region Past History 1954-2023


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 -2023:
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
2019-2023, Patricia Brown
2023-2025, Kay Barrett   

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, 2014-2022

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
Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter, Los Angeles, CA 

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

Far Western Region Rose Pin Awardee Sorors are:
Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter, 1976
Kathryn Forbes, Rho Chapter, 1980
Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter, 1981
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
Gladia A. Bell, Delta Chi Chapter- Boulé 2022 
 
Dr. Willie B. Kennedy Service Award
Alva Young, Delta Chapter – Regional Conference 2015 
Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter – Regional Conference 2017 
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter – Regional Conference 2017 
Gladia Bell. Gamma Eta Chapter – Regional Conference 2019 
Kay Barrett, Gamma Chi Chapter - Regional Conference 2021   
JoeAnna King, Gamma Theta Chapter – Regional Conference 2023 

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 - Deceased
Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter, 2021
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter,2021
LaTonya Allen, Delta Chi Chapter, 2021


National Golden Life Member Awardees
Willie B. Kennedy, Rho Chapter - Deceased
Lula Conley, Delta Chi Chapter - Deceased
Naomi Witt, Delta Chi Chapter - Deceased
Rosa Anderson, Gamma Theta Chapter - Deceased
Thelma Brooks, Delta Chi Chapter - Deceased
Anne M. Mozee, Delta Chi Chapter - 2000 Deceased
Audrey Wendy King, Delta Chi Chapter - 2000

National Life Member Awardees
Cheryl Collier, Beta Sigma Chapter 
Dr. Philiphia Rouse Minor, Beta Sigma Chapter
Dr .Jacqueline Bruessard, Beta Sigma Chapter
Juana Francis, Beta Sigma Chapter 
Kamaria Rutland, Beta Sigma Chapter 
Maisha Cole, Beta Sigma Chapter 
Patricia A. Daniels, Beta Sigma Chapter
Velora Savage, Beta Sigma Chapter 
Verna McCalister, Beta Sigma Chapter
Patricia Brown, Delta Chapter 
Annstoria Gail Barnes, Delta Chi Chapter
Audrey Wendy King, Delta Chi Chapter
Cheryl Fallon, Delta Chi Chapter 
La Verne Wilson, Delta Chi Chapter 
LaTonya Allen, Delta Chi Chapter 
Phyllis L. Junor, Delta Chi Chapter 
Suzette Freeman-Coleman, Delta Chi Chapter
Veleda Stephens, Delta Kappa Chapter
Kathy Fox, Delta Kappa, Chapter 
Kay Barrett, Gamma Chi Chapter 
Stella Joan Daniels, Gamma Chi Chapter 
Ria McLeod, Gamma Chi Chapter  
Evelyn Duncan, Gamma Chi Chapter  
Martha Traylor, Gamma Theta Chapter 

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 – 2023 “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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