Welcome from the Regional Director
Over the last couple of months our beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has afforded us opportunities to continue serving all mankind while embracing each other and sharing the greatness of our sisterhood. Since January, we have successfully sponsored projects for the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project, Pink Goes Red, AKA Day at the Capitol, and chapters have started the new session of ASCENDSM. We implemented Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects in our communities, partnered with the American Heart Association to bring awareness to women’s health issues, and met with our legislators about relevant issues impacting our communities with sorors testifying during their Capitol visit. The social media posts showed how successful chapter events were and the sisterly fun you had at each event. Sorors, you showed up Packed, Polished, and Prepared to Serve for all of these activities, and I thank you for your continued commitment to serve.
As sisters, we have celebrated historic sorority mile-stones and witnessed new sorority milestones. We have enjoyed chapter or joint regional celebrations in honor of our 108 years of service and our incorporation date. In our efforts to better serve others and, we held our first Notable North Atlantic Region Leadership Meeting where sorors came together to have a good sisterly chat about all things Alpha Kappa Alpha. We participated in the chartering of several chapters including our first in the Middle East.
Sorors from every region joined our Supreme Basileus, Soror Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson which allowed us to support our sisters embarking on a new journey for our sorority in Dubai. The trip to Dubai also allowed sorors to make new sister friends from different regions and to enjoy the beautiful culture and activities of the area. It was an experience of a lifetime, but it was also a pleasure to see the faces of sorors from the Notable North Atlantic Region.
These historic dates and milestones events are extremely meaningful for us as Alpha Kappa Alpha women be-cause they reinvigorate us to do more on our path to life-long membership and sisterly relations. They also re-mind us of the impact we are making around the globe and why our sorority’s legacy of service is so important to the communities in which we live and serve.
I look forward to seeing more of that service firsthand in a couple of weeks at our 85th North Atlantic Regional Conference where we will make an impact on the residents of Hartford, Connecticut.
See you soon Sorors!