Alpha Kappa Alpha

Calendar of Events


The countdown to Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Centennial Celebration began with the North Atlantic Regional Conference in January 2007 and continues throughout the year, with Regional Founders Day celebrations, recognition of community leaders, parades of chapters and other activities tailored to each Region.


January 2007
North Atlantic Region
Evelyn Sample-Oates, Regional Director
Hartford, CT
Additional activities: Educational Youth Breakfast; Re-enactment of Founding; Chapter Quilts presentation; Tabletop Cluster History Displays


February 2007
South Atlantic Region
Ella Springs Jones, Regional Director
Atlanta, GA
Additional activities: Capitalization of Ella Springs Jones Endowed Business Scholarship with the Educational Advancement Foundation; Regional “Hall of Fame;” Presentation of local chapter history to libraries; Career Day; Economic Literacy Campaign.


March 2007
Great Lakes Region
Schylbea J. Hopkins, Regional Director
Buffalo, NY
Additional activities: Launch of Regional Centennial Web site; Time Capsule; Celebrations of “African American Women’s Health Imperatives;” chapter donations to local charitable organizations; “Economic Empowerment Week”

April 2007
Mid-Atlantic Region
Ruby Bates Archie, Regional Director
Hampton VA
Additional activities: “Celebrating our Foundation;” History book signing


May 2007
Central Region
Pamela Bates Porch, Regional Director
Springfield, IL
Additional activities: Celebration of chapter charterings; Region Hall of Fame


July 2007
International Region
Gloria Harper Dickinson, Regional Director
Additional activity: Day of community service


Barbara A. McKinzie, Centennial Supreme Basileus
New Orleans, LA
In a demonstration of the Alpha Kappa Alpha credo—service to all mankind—Sorority members are headed to the Big Easy, New Orleans, LA, July 14–21, 2007, to help rebuild a city in need. Giving back to this hurricane-devastated city is the best way to officially launch the countdown to our Centennial Celebration.
Additional activity: Program Service Day with Habitat for Humanity


August 2007
Far Western Region
E. Lavonne Lewis, Regional Director
Sacramento, CA
Additional activities: A visit to the Ida L. Jackson Building at the University of California at Berkeley—named after the 8th Supreme Basileus; Regional Voter Registration Day.


September 2007
Mid-Western Region
Vicki Miles-LaGrange, Regional Director
Denver, CO
Additional activities: Celebration of chapter charterings; Centennial Quilt Project; “Road to Centennial Fitness Walk;” Weekend of Service; Op-Ed Weekend


October 2007
South Eastern Region
Juanita Sims Doty, Regional Director
Nashville, TN
Additional activities: AKA Day at City Hall; Centennial Green Tea—celebrating health and economics; Region’s 75th anniversary celebration & history book unveiling; Legacy breakfast; Celebrating Unsung Sheroes; Celebrating HBCU Initiatives; Make-A-Difference Day—adopt-a-family; celebrating the young Black male


November 2007
South Central Region
Tari T. Bradford, Regional Director
Hilton Austin Hotel
Austin, TX
Additional activities: Celebrating the Region’s 75 years of service; Heritage series; Unsung Soror Awards; film presentations


January 2008
Alpha Chapter 100th Birthday Celebration
Washington, DC
Chapter alumna and daughters of Howard University will celebrate a rich history and legacy and present a message that Alpha Chapter members continue to accomplish the goals established by the original members of the chapter and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.


July 2008
Washington, DC
From the U.S. capital—the Sorority’s birthplace—more than 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha will tell our communities, the nation and the world the story of twenty women who started a movement, which changed the course of history and advanced a people. This celebration will be an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience of a sisterhood honoring “100 Years of Service” and re-dedicating its time, talents and treasures to the vision of its Founders.


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