ABOUT US

The spirit of AKA hovering over us and our little deeds and acts—smoothing here, covering there, broadening younger, and making us do our best to think, to act, up to the highest in us. It is a force bigger than we are, stronger than we are, and it compels us to climb to the heights where it dwells.

                                                                                          —Ethel Hedgeman Lyle

NATIONAL HISTORY

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.


Its membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.

OFFICERS

OUR CHAPTER HISTORY

President   Ottilie M. Woodruff

Vice President  Teena M. Jones

Secretary  Gina R. Mayo Hawk

Assistant Secretary Alisa Officer

Financial Secretary Josephine Cross

Treasurer Edith Terrell

Parliamentarian Carmen Snell

Ivy Leaf Reporter Theresa E. Pope

Membership Chairman Tanya M. Staples

Graduate Advisor Frances Harris

Standards Chairman Kelli A. Daniels

Hospitality Chair Shawn D. King & Kimberly L. McCarley

Protocol Chairman  TBD

Chaplain Josephine Robbins

Sargent at Arms Marjorie J. Coleman

Historian Sharon R. Amos

Technology Chairman Lori L. Adams-Mabry

NPHC Rep Gerri Horton & Yvonne B. Evans

Members at Large Elayne J. Foster & Gerri Horton

EAF Captain  Lori L. Adams-Mabry

Connections Chairman  Barbara A. Miller Williams

Nomination Committee Chairman Lorie M. Perrin

Rituals Chairman Dawn E. Sanders-Garrett

Business Manager Yvonne B. Evans

Risk Management Twyla S. Hardy

Chartered on June 25, 1944 by a group of young women returning home from college, the Gamma Phi Omega Chapter has been providing programs of service to the WNY community for over 58 years.  The purpose of this chapter shall be to retain and reactivate all Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members in the Buffalo area; to initiate those who are recommended and meet the requirements of membership; to promote unity and friendship among the members; to implement programs that benefit the community on a theme suitable to our national body in the areas of scholarship, heritage, and social interaction. Click below for Charter Members.

MEETINGS

Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, except in July and August at 10:00am.

802 Kenmore Avenue            Buffalo, New York

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