logo-drkIn 1970, Charmettes Laura Martin and Delores Henry Hastings of the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter, summoned a group of civic minded young ladies to meet at Attorney Delano S. Stewart’s office for the purpose of organizing a campaign support group for Attorney Alcee Hastings who was running for the United States Senate.

The group of volunteers was observed to be extremely compatible. Therefore, in 1971, the compatibility of this group resulted in the establishment of the Hillsborough County Chapter of The Charmettes, Incorporated.

The mission of the chartering members was to promote charitable and social needs of the community. Those ten chartering members were: Juanita K. Cannon, Ella N. Cusseaux, Audrey Dawson, Fifi Glymph*, Cheryl Hill, Essie Renee Jordan*, Carroll McKennon*, Gwendolyn Miller, Veronica Stewart, and Mattie Doris Wilson*. (*Deceased)

The Hillsborough County Chapter is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. The membership continues to feel that through subsequent involvement and service in various projects, we can make a difference.

Locally Supported Programs

  • Breast Cancer Walk
  • Thanksgiving Initiative
  • West Tampa Little League
  • Adopt A Precinct
  • Adopt A Family
  • Relay for Life
  • Moffitt Program for Outreach, Education, & Research
  • Alpha House
  • American Cancer Society
  • Friends of West Tampa Library
  • Friends of C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
  • Fifi F. Glymph Scholarship Fund
  • ATHENA House
  • Miracles Outreach

Executive Officers

Delores B. WilliamsPresident
Janice S. LondonVice President
Arethea ‘Nicque’ SmithSecretary
Cheryl BakerAssistant Secretary
Juanita K. CannonFinancial Secretary
Evelyne KeetonTreasurer and National Treasurer
Jacqueline S. WIldsCorrespondence Secretary
Carolyn BanksChaplain
Vivian Williams-WarrenHistorian
Sylvia SalterReporter
Edna McCantsSergeant-at-Arms

Members

Joyce T. Austin
Benettye Davis
Krista Lee
Arethea “Nicque” Smith
Gloria Alexander
Margaret Fisher
Margaret LeGree
Yvonne Waldon
Cheryl Baker
Lejoan Franklin
Janice London
Jacqueline Wilds
Carolyn Banks
Ruby French
Edna McCants
Delores Williams
Thomasine Banks
Irene Harris
Corlis McIntyre
Vivian Williams-Warren
Antonia Barber
Me’Shay Holiday
Gwendolyn Miller+
Juanita Cannon
Freddie Hudson
A. Mona Newsome
Ann Carey
Michelle Jones
Luvator Nelson
Ora Chester
Evelyne Keeton
Ida Randolph
Audrey Colston
Betty Kinsey
Sylvia Salter
Ella N. Cusseaux +
Vivian Kitchen
Doris Scott+
Audrey Dawson +
Beverly Lane
Selphenia Shields

+ Silver Sage