Brief History of the Northeast Region Inc.
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc grew and geographical regions became necessary. In 1946, the Boule' (National meeting) established a committee to divide the states into regional districts. In October 1952, the Northeast Region was established at the 7th Boule in Philadelphia, PA under Supreme Basileus, Anita K. Bass.
In March 1953, the Northeast Region became the first officially organized region of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. This historic event took place at Provident Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. At its inception, the region had seven graduate chapters and one undergraduate chapter. As of January 2016, there are 25 graduate chapters and 17 undergraduate chapters. The representatives of the constituent chapters elect the Regional Director, who serves as the executive agent. Providing guidance and direction for the chapters is one of the major duties of the office.
Our first Regional Director, Maezell D. Dickerson, of Gamma Chapter lead an outstanding organization. Thorough the years, subsequent Directors have followed a steady course in developing innovative programs and the awarding of financial gifts to worthy charitable groups.
The Northeast Region of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc became Incorporated April 13, 2012.
Past Regional Directors
1953 Maezell D. Dickerson* Gamma
1955 Thelma Harris * Alpha
1957 Grace C. Robinson * Alpha
1960 Claudia Gerald * Omicron
1964 Mabel V. Hawkins * Gamma
1969 Gloria Cheatham * Tau
1971 Zoella Y. Baker * Theta
1975 Dana Y. Lopez * Theta Chi
1979 Fostine Riddick Roach* Eta
1981 Helen Murray* Theta Chi
1985 Louise G. James * Omicron
1989 Annie Wardlaw Griffin * Omicron
1993 Margaret E. Bailey* Alpha
1998 Sandra Fisher Theta Chi
2001 Brenda F. Taylor Zeta
2004 Constance H. Sumner Theta
2008 Gwendylon E. Johnson Alpha
2012 Deborah C. Stamps Beta Chi Chi