Our Maryland Cluster Coordinators have been working very diligently to ensure the success of the 2018 AKA Day in Annapolis, which will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018, with morning and evening sessions. This day of advocacy began in 1987 as a reception to honor two Sorors Juanita Miller and Gloria G. Lawlah who had been elected as delegates to the Maryland legislature in the Fall of 1996. Our 27th North Atlantic Regional Director, Erma W. Barron was instrumental in leading the way for what we now know as the AKA Day in Annapolis. Sorors, our presence is expected and needed more than ever as advocates for those we serve in our communities. While we are grateful for the presence of over 200 Sorors in 2017, it is critical that we surpass last year’s attendance. Please encourage your chapter members to attend. We are looking forward to a wonderful Day (and Night) in Annapolis.
The theme of the 2018 AKA Day in Annapolis is “Advocate * Communicate * Train * Influence * Organize * Network, similarly, our AKA International theme is “Be the Voice: Moving Forward – Take A. C. T. I. O. N.” Our sub-themes are Education, social justice and statewide legislative issues, which will be a part of our letter-writing campaigns. Information will be sent out in February regarding these initiatives. We are grateful that this year to Delegate and our Soror Pamela Queen, who has agreed to serve as our hostess at the Maryland State House.
Additionally, we will continue our commitment to make a difference in the State of Maryland. Please review page two of the registration packet for more details of the day’s events and our legislative priorities. We wish to thank all the Cluster I & II chapters who have agreed to donate funds to support this effort.
Finally, the online registration will be available on the North Atlantic Regional website until February 20, 2018. NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO PAPER REGISTRATION AND THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Sorors Saran T. Baker, Sharon Falby & Crystal Barney
Cluster Co Coordinators