Twenty members of the Nu Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. attended the Sorority’s South Atlantic Regional Conference April 3-6. Nearly 3,000 members in the three state regions which covers Florida, Georgia and South Carolina met in Jacksonville for the conference.
Over the past four years, under the leadership of Mrs. Marsha Lewis Brown, AKA members in the tri-state area have contributed more than 173,000 volunteer hours through activities to include collecting canned goods for food banks, collecting food, clothes, toiletries and gift cards for homeless shelters and women’s shelters, donating school supplies for children of incarcerated parents and children in the child welfare system. These efforts have impacted more than 25,000 lives. Mrs. Brown indicated “these acts of kindness, generosity and service are reflections of our commitment to continuing the Sorority’s 106-year legacy of making our presence and impact felt locally and globally.”
The local chapter has been actively involved in program initiatives relating to global poverty, social justice, health and human rights, participated in Relay for Life, contributed to the American Heart Association and hosted awareness forums on Asthma and Diabetes. The sorority noted for the official colors of pink and green dressed in red on February 7 for the Pink Goes Red for a Day campaign to bring awareness to heart disease in women. Currently, the chapter has several ongoing projects and programs which include voter registration, Affordable Care Act sign-up day and the Emerging Young Leaders Program for middle school-aged girls and will be sponsoring their signature Miss Fashionetta Pageant in June. Middle school-aged girls are encouraged to enter the pageant.
The Nu Omega Omega Chapter is committed to supporting the Sorority’s goal to be of service to all mankind through continued community collaboration with local organizations, civic groups as well as local and state agencies.