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File #: 210849    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/18/2021
Title: Recognizing, honoring, and congratulating Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) Omega Omega Chapter on its 95th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Brooks
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21084900, 2. Signature21084900
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Recognizing, honoring, and congratulating Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) Omega Omega Chapter on its 95th Anniversary.

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WHEREAS, From its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) has flourished into an organization with worldwide impact. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) now has nearly 300,000 members bound by sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia City Council traditionally recognizes significant contributions to our community, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated(r) Omega Omega Chapter is one such contributor and prepares to celebrate its 95th Anniversary on December 10, 2021; and

WHEREAS, On December 10, 1926, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(r) Omega Omega Chapter was the first graduate chapter established in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(r) Omega Omega Chapter was established by 22 accomplished women: Irene C. Baxter, Florence Beck, Geneva W. Blake, Irene Marie Bowser, Valeria B. Caldwell, Ann Comegys, Ursula Curd, Bertha W. DeShields, Daisy Frazier, Hazell Fugett, Marie Gould, Evangeline Hall, Bertha W. Henry, Bertha King, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Agnes B. Montier, Alberta Norwood, Rosa V. Rodgers, Marguerita Scott, Ruth A. Scott, Jessie Marie Watkins, and Charlotte Crogman Wright; and

WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc's founder, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, served as the first president of Omega Omega Chapter; and

WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(r) Omega Omega Chapter's early history was based on three major program areas: scholarship, community betterment, and general welfare; and

WHEREAS, Since its establishment, the Omega Omega Chapter has provided for the Philadelphia community in a number of ways. During the late 1920s, the Chapter was awarded a Local Scholarship Cup for its efforts in awarding scholarships to student...

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