AKA, Inc Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter Celebrates Founders’ Day
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
On Saturday, February 24,
2018, members of the Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc celebrated Founders’ Day at the
Brandywine Country Club resplendent in black and white and
reminiscing about the journey the sorority has taken over
the past 110 years.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc,
the oldest Grek-lettered organization established by
African-American college-educated women, was founded by
16visionary women on the campus of Howard University in
Washington, D.C. on January 15, 1908.
Currently Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in
1,012 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United
States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada,
Japan, Germany, South Korea, the Middle East and on the
continent of Africa.
The area’s first chapter,
Alpha Lambda, was chartered on December 10, 1928 at the
University of Toledo.
This year’s program began
with a musical prelude, a narration by Julia Holt,
co-chairman of the Founders’ Day Committee and a welcome by
chapter president, Morgannia Dawson. A musical presentation
followed by Balm of Gilead and greetings were offered by the
undergraduate chaptr representatives, Sierra Odoms from the
UT chapter, and Diamond Spratling, from the Bowling Green
State University chapter.
Member Margaret Huntley
offered the invocation.
After lunch was served,
Holt once again narrated the timeline and Vice President
Nicole Williams acknowledged the community gift before
remarks by Elinor Allen and closing remarks by Morgannia
The Zeta Alpha Omega
Chapter officers are: Dawson, president; Williams, vice
president; Pamela Green Jones, secretary; Katrina Barry,
assistant secretary; Treva Jeffries, corresponding
secretary; Paula Martin, financial secretary; Denise Black-Poon,
Ivy Leaf reporter and Cheryl Wallace and Desiree McGee,
graduate advisors for UT and BGSU respectively.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority’s membership includes distinguished women who boast
excellent academic records, proven leadership skills and are
involved in the global community through advocacy and