Nashville Chapter of Charms becomes 22nd chapter, 1st in Tennessee
Dr. Katherine Y. Brown; Sen. Brenda Gilmore; Fisk University First Lady Stefanie Rome; 11 Nashvillians installed in group’s 1st virtual chartering

Members of the Nashville Chapter of Charms, Inc.

Fourteen Nashville women leaders chartered the 22nd Chapter of Charms, Inc. In addition to becoming the first chapter in the state of Tennessee, the 14-member Nashville Allure…Music City Harmony interest group was installed in the first virtual installation and chartering ceremony of the 56-year old organization. The ceremony was followed by a live virtual afterglow celebration featuring a live DJ.

The Nashville Charms Chapter includes President Dr. Katherine Y. Brown (chapter organizer); Vice-President Stefanie B. Rome; 2nd Vice President Sen. Brenda Gilmore; Secretary and Chapter Co-Organizer Sydney Y. K. Brown; Judge Allegra Walker-Birdine; Dr. Historian Ocheze Joseph; Chaplain Gertrude Brooks; Treasurer Shataia (Shay) Gresham Howard, attorney; Sophia Howard; Dr. Saleeta Holloway; Portia T. Jordan; Cheron (C. Monique) Lewis; Parliamentarian Tracey Royal; and Harriet Vaughn-Wallace.

In September 2018, Dr. Brown discovered the Charms organization. After she and daughter Sydney (chapter co-organizer and secretary) researched the organization and its commitment to sisterhood, advocacy, civic engagement, and harmony, Dr. Brown initiated contact with the national office with the hopes of establishing a chapter in Tennessee.     Over a 12-month period, mother and daughter spent multiple hours developing a list of dynamic women to invite to join their Charms journey. On December 20, 2019, the Nashville Allure…Music City Harmony interest group was born at the home of Dr. Brown. Following an in-depth review and consideration process, the interest group received the approval of Charms, Inc. national President Lynada Coleburn-Bryant, National Chapter Organizer Nadine Conner and the 21 chapters of the organization.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of Charms history,” said President Dr. Katherine Y. Brown. As the first Charms Chapter in the state of Tennessee, we have been active and engaged in the Nashville community, participating in service projects benefiting over 300 Nashville residents.”

The Nashville Chapter looks forward to creating its own history and legacy through ongoing service, advocacy, and harmony in the Nashville community.

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