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Congratulatory Reception held for Mrs. Twyla Woods-Buford at Magnolia’s at Caenen Castle in Shawnee, KS.

01 Dec 2018 10:29 PM | Ramona Davis (Administrator)



Hosts Reception for

New Mid-Western Regional Director

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Alpha Kappa

Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Omega Chapter of Kansas

City, MO hosted a congratulatory reception for

Mrs. Twyla Woods-Buford at Magnolia’s at Caenen

Castle in Shawnee, KS. In July of this year 

Woods-Buford was installed as the Mid-Western

Regional Director at the sorority’s 68th Boule in

Houston, Texas.

With a Harlem Renaissance theme, members wore

fashionable attire reflecting the roaring 1920s

to the reception focused on International President,

Glenda Glover’s Arts Target under her 2018-2022

International Program, Exemplifying Excellence

Through Sustainable Service.  Barbara Graham

was chairman of the Regional Director’s reception.

Elected officials from local and state government

and other National Pan-Hellenic Council Greekletter

organizations attended. Alissia Canady,

councilwoman for the 5th District in Kansas City,

MO, brought greetings on behalf of the city.

Barbara Anne Washington, Representative

for Missouri’s 23rd State House District, shared a

proclamation from the office of Missouri Governor

Michael L. Parson. Mr. Damon E. Roath of Alpha

Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Lambda Chapter

of Kansas City, MO also brought congratulatory


Three former Mid-Western Regional Directors, 

Delorise A. Gines (19th) of Missouri,  Brenda

A. Lewis (25th) of Oklahoma and  Jan M.

Carpenter-Baker (29th) of Kansas attended and

brought congratulatory greetings and inspirational

words of wisdom.

Charnissa Holiday-Scott, President of Beta

Omega (Kansas City, MO),  Sharon Hayes,

President of Mu Omega (Kansas City, KS), Rhonda

Harris, immediate past President of Xi Tau Omega

(Grandview, MO) and Ashley Hall, President of

Upsilon Rho Omega (Overland Park, KS) greeted

attendees. Members appointed to regional and

international committees by the Regional Director

and International President also attended the program

and were recognized.

Woods-Buford is a retired educator who

began her career in the Des Moines, IA public

schools as a teacher associate. After earning

her bachelor’s master’s and education specialist

degrees from Drake University, she worked as a

teacher, principal, assistant director of elementary

education, associate superintendent of human

resources and chief of staff.  Woods-Buford

was initiated into Iota Zeta Omega Chapter in Des

Moines, IA in 1978. After moving to Kansas City, MO,

Woods-Buford transferred to Beta Omega

Chapter. She is a life member of the sorority with

forty years of uninterrupted active service. Beyond

her sorority service,  Woods-Buford enjoys

spending time with her husband Robert Buford,

her retirement and her church, Friendship Baptist

Church of Kansas City, MO.

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