Cotillion 2020- Program Report

Summerville Alumnae Chapter ~ Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Cotillion 2020 -Objective

By the end of the chapter's calendar year, the members of the Summerville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (under the stewardship of the Cotillion Committee) will sponsor a comprehensive program that also supports the chapter's community service, fund-raising, and youth services initiatives.
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Accomplishments:

  • Identified and recruited 12 female high school students in the local area for participation.
  • Conducted six workshops related to academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Provided dance instruction ~(3 dances)
  • Facilitated a "Meet and Greet" application experience- Sorority introduction~11 Debutantes
  • Hosted a Mother/Daughter Tea~ 43 participants
  • Conducted 4 virtual Meetings (after March 15)~
  • Delivered Swag Gift Bags to Debutantes~ 12 Deliveries
  • Hosted a virtual cotillion event ~ Approximately 132- Registered Guests
  • Raised funds to benefit local community/scholarship initiatives ~ Approximately 21,000
  • Awards:
English Brown (Winner- Miss Cotillion)

-Shanell Cunningham
-JaLaya President
-Amani Jones


Amonte Dennis- Presidential Award

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Committee's Recommendations


  • 1. Set an earlier date for cotillion event.
  • 2. Create logistical calendar earlier and spend the later months working with the girls.
  • 3. Conduct the cotillion more frequently.
  • 4. Put the cotillion in policies and procedure, if it will be a signature event held every two years.
  • 5. Have an event for younger girls, when difficult to get the older girls to participate in a cotillion.
  • 6. Take pictures of the girls in their gowns for the souvenir booklet.
  • 7. Continue photo shoot experience, sorority introductions and Mother/Daughter Tea.
  • 8. Expand program to include field trips and simulations.
  • 9. Specify explicit expectations for chapter members.
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Financial Matters

  • Committee's Recommendations
  • Spreadsheet of Overall Transactions
  • Spreadsheet of Debutantes' Financial Contributions
  • Spreadsheet of Sorority's Financial Contributions

Recommendation Regarding Cotillion Awards

The committee revisited the award amounts.


As a result of the discussion, a committee member moved that-

  • The 1st place winner shall be awarded 20% of the amount raised or $1,000.00 whichever is greater.
  • The 2nd place shall be awarded 15% of the amount raised or $500.00 whichever is greater.
  • The 3rd place winner shall be awarded 10% of total or $250.00 whichever is greater.
  • Superlative winners will receive $100.00.
  • Each participant will receive $50.00 as a participation award. The motion carried.


The committee also recommended a Presidential Award of $200 will go to the Debutante whose participation, attendance, demeanor, and contributions to the Cotillion activities exceeded the other participants. The motion carried.

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