Recognizing the 90Th Anniversary of the Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororityby Representative David Scott
Posted on 2013-03-13
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize
the 90th Anniversary of the Kappa Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority. The Kappa Omega chapter was the first chapter
established in the South Atlantic Region, where it was chartered on
March 1, 1923 in Atlanta, GA. The charter members include Founder Marie
Woolfolk Taylor, Floy Brown, Eva Conner, Caroline Bond Day, Madeline
Smith Davis, Adelaide D. Smith, Alice Rucker, Ruth Prince, Louise
Shivery and Hattie Watson. I honor their commitment to their community,
particularly to promoting and cultivating high scholastic achievement
and social unity amongst girls and women of color.
For the past nine decades, Kappa Omega has distinguished itself as a guiding torch in servicing others by implementing programs that impact communities around the world. Their current international program initiatives focus on Global Leadership through Timeless Service. The women of Kappa Omega certainly know leadership. Several notable chapter members have become leaders on the local, regional and international level. At the regional level, A. Cathryn Johnson, Sujette F. Crank, Dr. Mary Shy Scott and Dr. Lucretia R. Payton-Stewart have all served as South Atlantic Regional Directors, while Dr. Scott has also served as the 23rd President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Members of this chapter have also served on and chaired several international committees.
The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority deserve to be commended for the thousands of hours of volunteer work they contribute every year. Their efforts at the local level to encourage young girls to go to college, and to help them succeed after they get in, are laudable and must continue. Mr. Speaker, I stand before you today to honor their hard work and service, and I encourage my fellow colleagues to do the same.