June 19, 2013
Activities » 2013 Activities
2013 MLK Celebration
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission
Co - Sponsored by Beta Omega Chapter
Mrs. Constance G. Gully of Harris Stowe State University
State Chairperson Mrs. Lessie J. Thompson, Kansas City Chairperson
Presents "THE SUCCESS OF OUR JOURNEY BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP"
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 6:30 PM
St. James United Methodist Church
| 5540 Wayne | Kansas City, MO
Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver, III Senior Pastor
MLK Day of Service
National Day of Service
January 12, 2013
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was awarded a $15,000.00 signature grant from the HandsOn Network, a Corporation for National & Community Service to support our 2012 MLK, Jr. Day of Service activities. The sorority's signature project was an America's Sunday Supper, which was hosted in Tampa Bay, FL. Chapters across the country and abroad were encouraged to plan and host local suppers and/or service project events.
The goal of the Sunday Suppers and service project events were to:
On Saturday, January 12, 2013, Beta Omega will volunteer with HopeFaith Ministries. Hope Faith Ministries is a non-profit, 501© (3), non-denominational, faith-based ministry that serves the needs of the homeless and less fortunate in Kansas City, MO. On an average day, the facility serves well over 900 people.
Volunteers will serve in various components of Hope Faith Ministries. Activities for the day included, serving meals, sorting clothes, distributed clothes in store, assisted in laundry area, assembled medical and educational material give-a-ways, light janitorial work in the dining hall, Ask-A-Nurse, provided baseline medical assessments, assisted in the computer lab, and facilitated games.
"Pink Goes Red" for a day
It's been a long tradition for the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to wear the colors pink and green. On National Wear Red Day®, Friday, February 15, 2013, AKA will join millions of Americans in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing RED! Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. This is especially important for African-American women; who are at increased risk due to factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. Wear the red dress pin; receive one free when you sign up at GoRedForWomen.org.
FOUNDERS' DAY UPDATE for 2/23/2013
NO ONSITE registration will be available. Registration deadline 1/31/2013
4th Annual Jewels, Jeans & Jamz Scholarship & program Fundraiser
This event supports Beta Omega’s efforts to raise funds to enhance programs and services and provide scholarships to deserving students in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.
Hilton Garden Inn (Reardon Center)
Kansas City, Kansas
Saturday, April 27, 2013
8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight.
Tickets - $35.00
For ticket information - email firstname.lastname@example.org
AKA Day at the Capital
April 16, 2013
"Get Your Green On" Earth Day Project
April 20th, 2013
2013 Beta Omega High School Senior Scholarship Reception
Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has been in existence since 1920. Throughout its ninety years of existence, the Beta Omega Chapter has awarded more than one thousand scholarships to high school seniors and college students. In 2008, the Chapter awarded it first ever scholarship to a young man graduating from high school. The Beta Omega Chapter scholarships are now open to both young ladies and men graduating from high school. Through the years, the scholarship amount has varied as has the setting in which the recipients have been recognized. There have been luncheons and receptions held in members homes, hotels and other locations.
Periodically, members of Beta Omega Chapter have established scholarship funds which have been administered by the Chapter. Gracie Guess, an educator, established a scholarship in memory of her daughter, Alvaleta, also a Beta Omega member. Long-time educators, Dorothy Lillard and Corinthian G. Nutter, each bequeathed money to establish scholarships in their names. Ms. Lillard stipulated that a young lady pursuing a degree in music be considered for her scholarship. Ms. Nutter requested that a female high school senior planning to pursue a degree in education be considered for her scholarship.
The scholarship program is part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha legacy of providing financial assistance to young women and men who wish to pursue a post-secondary education. As part of the selection process, the chapter considered academic acheivement, leadership and community awareness.
Heart Walk is May 19 at Theis Park.
3rd Annual "Hat Extravaganza" fundraiser benefit for Heifer International.
The Diastole Scholars' Center, 2501 Holmes, Kansas City, MO