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File #: 170600    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/8/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: Recognizing and Honoring the Award-Winning Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) For Its Ongoing Commitment of Service to the City of Philadelphia's Community.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17060000.pdf
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Recognizing and Honoring the Award-Winning Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) For Its Ongoing Commitment of Service to the City of Philadelphia's Community.

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WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r),the first Greek-letter organization for African-American women, founded at Howard University on January 15, 1908, has grown from an initial group of sixteen founders to its current membership of over 290,000 members with a global strength of over 1,000 chapters; and

WHEREAS, The Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r), was chartered ninety years ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 10, 1926; and

WHEREAS, The North Atlantic Region is comprised of all undergraduate and graduate chapters located from Maine to Washington, DC; and

WHEREAS, From April 26-30, 2017, the Omega Omega Chapter was recognized at the 86th North Atlantic Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) in Baltimore, Maryland, with six regional-level awards for contributions made and service rendered during the year 2016, including its excellence in providing service and adherence to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's international program targets, the "Chapter of the Year" Award (Large Chapter); its diligence in reclaiming inactive members of the sorority, the Ruth C. Easley Reactivation Award (Large Chapter); for the outstanding leadership qualities of the 28th Chapter President Lorina Marshall-Blake, the "Basileus of the Year" Award (Large Chapter); for the perseverance of the Chapter's Connection Committee in stimulating political and social awareness, the Erma W. Barron "Making A Difference" Award; for its unwavering commitment to the mentoring of young adults, the Launching New Dimensions of Service ASCENDSM Award; and for the systematic and ongoing collection of food and clothing, and the implementation of programs related to fiscal responsibility, the Launching New Dimensions ...

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