Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates 109th Founder’s Day

By Berta McCallum & Sarah Williams

Gamma Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrated the 109th Founder’s Day March 25 at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Asheville.

Founders’ Day. First row (L-R): Vernell Woldu, Brenda Wilkerson, Barbara James,
Phala Franks, Marion Thompson. Second row: ZaKiya Bell-Rogers, Berta McCallum, Pamela Jones, Sheron Craig. Third row: Sarah Williams, Cora Harper, Terry Bellamy, Alaysia Black-Hackett, Rev. Brent La Prince Edwards. Photo: Maria Watkins

In line with the longstanding AKA commitment “to provide Supreme Service to all Mankind,” chapter members thoroughly cleaned the church as a community project designed to give back to the community.

The following day the women of the sorority joined congregation members and Rev. Brent La Prince Edwards, pastor, for worship at the church. The special service that day was led by four youth speakers who expressed their feelings about the church and spoke of the importance of getting youth involved.

Community Service. Standing (L-R): Terry Bellamy, ZaKiya Bell-Rogers, Cora Harper, Sheron Craig, Verita Woods, Phala Franks, Brenda Wilkerson, Dorothy Johnson, Alaysia Black-Hackett. Seated is Vernell Woldu. Photo: Maria Watkins

The celebration was followed by a luncheon at Cornerstone Restaurant. Members looked back at the chapter’s illustrious past and expressed anticipation for a bright future filled with numerous accomplishments. Soros pledged to carry the torch of leadership and sisterhood passed on by the founders of both AKA sorority and the Gamma Gamma Omega chapter.

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