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Call to Convention 2015



A United Sisterhood of Business and Professional Women Striving For Economic Empowerment

Phyllis Shumate  National President

Phyllis Shumate
National President

As your 21st National President, I invite you to Iota’s 86th National Convention at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Resort in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. St. Thomas continues to be the premier iconic resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Come early and experience Charlotte Amalie, the shopping mecca of the Caribbean, relax on the beach and explore one or more of the 60 islands. Other picturesque sites you may wish to visit are Coral World Underwater Observatory, Bluebeard’s Castle, Paradise Point Aerial Tram and St. John National Park.

The National Convention is the official governing body of the Sorority. Each chapter is encouraged to have three delegates seated at this historic convention in order to be involved with decision-making events and to have your voice heard. At the convention, you will elect a new president, honor a new Mahala S. Evans Soror of the Year and meet our 2015-2016 Lola M. Parker Woman of the Year. Delegates will also vote for new national officers, have an opportunity to make changes to Iota’s bylaws, and make recommendations for the future direction of the Sorority.

This is our first “Family & Friends” Iota Convention at a vacation resort and your National Board has been working diligently to make it a memorable, exciting, and beneficial meeting event. We have listened to your concerns and suggestions and believe that you will be pleasantly surprised with our efforts to present a convention that is informative and professional, but that will also allow time for you, your families and friends to enjoy this beautiful island.

Our current national theme states that we are “A United Sisterhood of Business and Professional Women Striving for Economic Empowerment.” As your National President, I am requesting your presence and participation to assist us in achieving our goal of economic empowerment. Make plans now to join your sorors and me July 15-19, 2015.


Register on-line by clicking here!

 Phyllis Shumate

21st National President