Beta Omega Chapter

"A legacy of Sisterhood & Service"


1920 - 1945

October 20, 1920

Lambda was chartered by Second International President Loraine Richardson Green along with charter members which include founder, Beulah Burke, and Sophomore, Ethel Mowbry.

 

1920s

Scholarship aid given to high school senior girls

 

1922

Chapter name changed from Lambda to Beta Omega at the 5th Boule which was hosted in Kansas City by Beta Omega.

 

1925

In Washington D.C Boule, Judith Sims was appointed Regional Director, Gladys Pullum was appointed National Corresponding Secretary, and Beulah Burke was appointed 2nd International Vice-President

 

1930

Scholarship Loan Fund Established - High School Senior Girls were granted loans by making application to the approval by scholarship committee.

 

1939

Meeting began being held at the home of Ms. Osborne (a caterer) on the 3rd Saturday.

 

1940

Mu Omega and Beta Omega hosted the 1st Tri-Convention with Kappa Alpha Psi and Alpha Phi Alpha

 

1940’s

Scholarship Loan Fund Ended

 

1946 - 1970

1950

The 2nd Tri-Convention was held successfully in Kansas City, MO.  Kansas City became known as “The place to go for Boule.”

 

1951

First Debutante Ball host by Beta Omega and MU Omega.

 

1970

44th Boule held at the Muehlebach Hotel hosted by Beta Omega.

 

 

1971 - 1995

Early 1970s

Scholarships were introduced to the Debutante Ball.  First award was $300.


 1976

Beta Omega Delorise Gines member became the 19th Mid-Western Regional Director, 1976-1980


1978

Beta Omega brought the stage production of the “Wiz” to Kansas City

 

1980

Beta Omega celebrated its 60th anniversary.  Three original charter members returned for the celebration

 

1983

MU Omega and Beta Omega began alternating the Debutante Ball

 

1993

Beta Omega began working with the St. James Place Soup Kitchen.  This remains an ongoing project to-date.

 

1994

Rho Iota chartered in 1994 with 13 members at Missouri Western

 

1995

Beta Omega celebrated her 75th Anniversary.  Irma Frazier Clark, the last living charter member, attended at the age of 95.

1995 - 2015

2005

Beta Omega awarded its first Freedom Scholarship and launched it's first website “akabetaomega.org”.

 

2010

Beta Omega celebrates 90 years of service and was recognized by the City of Kansas City, Missouri will a proclamation of service.

 

2011

Regional Conference in Wichita, first Diamond Gertrude Bardwell was recognized with 75 year pin.

 

2012

Boule in San Francisco, Corinthian Nutter and Lucile Buford were featured in two exhibits.

 

2013


Beta Omega hosted 105th Greater Kansas City Founders Day.

Beta Omega donated $5000 to Heifer International to become the 1st and only graduate chapter to do so.

The Ivy Community Service and Educational Foundation, Inc. was established.

 

2014


Beta Omega was awarded the International Media Award at the Boule in Charlotte, NC.

 

2015


Beta Omega reaches NAACP Diamond level.

Beta Omega pins its 2nd Diamond Julia Hill recognizing 75 years of service.

Beta Omega celebrates its 95th anniversary in October.


2015 - Present


2017


Bluford, for whom the Library's L.H. Bluford Branch is named, was a leading voice in the civil rights movement in Kansas City and helped make The Call one of the largest and most important African-American newspapers in the nation. On July 1, 2017, the state of Missouri designated July 1—her birthday—as Lucile Bluford Day.


"Skee Wee" becomes an official trademark sound and the pinkie became a service trademark


2018


"Loving Legacy Memorials" The Mid-Western Region honored Founder Beulah Burke, Founder Ethel Jones Mowbray and the 12th International President Edna Over Gray Campbell. Each had a very significant role in the foundation of the expansion of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Incorporated in the Mid-Western Region and Beta Omega chapter.


Beta Omega member Twyla Woods Buford became the 30th Mid-Western Regional Director.

 







Delorise Gines, 19th MWR Director


Gertrude Barwell, Diamond


90th Anniversary

Founders Day

Heifer International donation



Julia Hill, Diamond

Lucile Bluford

Skee Wee Service Trademark




Twyla Wood Buford, Current MWR Director










































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