The Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrated its 100th birthday on Jan. 13. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was founded on Jan. 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University. The sorority has more than 250,000 members and more than 900 chapters around the world, a news release from the organization said.

A national celebration was held in Washington, D.C., the birthplace of the sorority. Events included a variety of community service activities, a rededication and an awards ceremony, the release said.

The Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter convened at the Berean Missionary Baptist Church in Hammond, pastored by Dr. Larry Cross, for a worship service and to reflect on the achievements of the sorority, the release said.

The local chapter was chartered in 1975. Since its inception, the chapter has actively, consistently carried out programs with concern for not only the membership, but also for the general welfare of all, the release said.

The Hammond Area Alumnae Chapter has more than 70 members.