Welcome from the Regional Director
Have I told you lately how absolutely awesome I think the sorors of the Notable North Atlantic Region are? Well, let me say it again, you are awesome my sisters. I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve as your regional director. In April, we polished our pearls and painted "Charm City" pink and green as we did what we do best, serve all mankind by positively impacting communities. I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the sorors of Cluster I for hosting an amazing and memorable 86th North Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
As I have mentioned before, we are part of a history-making sorority. And, to do our part, the Notable North Atlantic managed to make a little history, too, by opening the first food pantry under my administration on the campus of the Baltimore City Community College. We also had more than 5,000 sorors attend the conference, the highest numbers to date for our region. And to top it off, we were the largest seated gala in Baltimore City.
In true Alpha Kappa Alpha fashion, Notable North Atlantic Region sorors immediately returned home to plan the next programs of service under the Launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM platform. Chapters across the region successfully closed out their ASCENDSM programs for the summer, and completed projects under the AKA 1908 Playground ProjectSM. If you look on social media, you will see the love of community shared between sorors and residents who joined to help with the playground projects. We are making the playgrounds safer and more aesthetically pleasing for the students who use them. The students learned a valuable lesson from us sorors. They learned to have a sense of pride in their communities and how teamwork can make things happen. As residents of the communities we serve, we know how important it is to be connected and support others. Sorors also showed their love of country and joined our veterans and their families at Memorial Day parades. We serve with pride.
Sorors, get some rest over the summer because we will return in the fall with much work to do as we continue to serve all mankind. Please remember how socially relevant our sorority is to the communities we serve. Thank you for your continued commitment to our sorority and region through your never-ending service.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Safe travels as you prepare for our Leadership Conference in Las Vegas in a few short weeks. Remember, the service projects Alpha Kappa Alpha members provide to the residents of Vegas, stay in Vegas.