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Volume 1Tea Rose TalkAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ^Theta Theta Omega Chapter Las Vega^ Nevada
Dear Sorors,
Again I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as Basileus
2001-2002 to the best of my ability. I have been honored and proud to serve as
Anti-Basileus, and I now look forward to passing the torch to Soror Billie Rayford,
whom I am confident will do an outstanding job. I am overwhelmed by the positive
responses, comments, and energy that have been exhibited thus far. Your positive
feedback and support is welcomed and appreciated. If you have questions or
concerns, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. My e-mail address has been
changed to Kaweeda G.
At the last general meeting, the committee chairs were presented and I
shared an overall vision for 2001. The vision for 2001 includes first and foremost,
unity and teamwork. If we work together, we can accomplish anything. We must
be united in our endeavors and supportive of the programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Our active participation is essential to our success, secondly, a number of sorors
have approached me with the ideas of acquiring property of our own. This is a huge
undertaking, but a project well worth the effort. This project is being channeled
through our Economics Committee. Finally, another idea that has been brought to
my attention is developing an investment group. This too is being investigated and
channeled through our Economics Committee.
The ideas and excitement for innovative activities are steadily pouring in.
Let’s see where we, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Theta Theta Omega
Chapter, will take the new millennium! Again, thank you for the opportunity to
work with you now and always.
Soror Kaweeda
• Constitution and By-laws - Lavonne Lewis
• Budget and Finance - Carolyn Parks
• Connections - Ouida Brown
• Program - Billie Rayford
• Nominating - Pamela Thompson- Riley
• Standards - Sandra Bass
• Membership - * Jackie Hall
Stacey Hardy- Desmond, Wilisha Moore
• Hospitality - Ethel Archibald
• Scholarship - *Lisa McNeil, Jackie Harris
• Ways and Means - *Marian Bums
Amanda McWilliams
• NBLIC - Dorothy Johnson
• AKAteens -*Belisa Brownlee,
Rhoda Anderson, Tina Rimmey
• AKAnomics - Diana Stith
• ON TRACK - Shirley Carroll
• EAF - Lisa McNeil
• Arts and Humanities - Quin Rivers
• Thanksgiving - Shawnae Lacy
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade - Grace Mills
• Leadership Development Task Force
Jacki Brown
• Black Family - Ina Dorman
• Scrapbook - Ina Dorman
• Regional Conference Awards - Jackie Hall
Our Economic Conference was held at the Community
College of Southern Nevada - West Charleston
Campus on December 9, 2000. The conference was a
combined effort with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. A
special thanks to Soror Rose Coker and all of the
presenters whom made this possible.
Soror Ouida thanks for opening your home to us
during the holidays for a spectacular Christmas
• Mardi Gras is just around the comer, lets push
those ticket sales. See Soror Marian for ticket
deadline dates.
• Founders Day Luncheon Saturday, March 24,2001
• The fourth Wednesday of each month has been set
aside for committee meetings at North Area
Service Center 3925 N MLK blvd., suite 12. See
committee chair for scheduled time.
• Don’t forget your e-mail buddy!
• Secret Soror forms due Jan. meeting.
Target: Education
Activities: Reading program at St. James Catholic
church; Martin Luther King Parade; tutoring students
for the Proficiency Exam; ON TRACK program;
Chapter operations Workshop @ Bob Miller MS
January 20, 2001 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
^^^^January Hostesses
Shawnae Lacy, Ina Dorman, Shemice Villano
Happy Birthday Sorors
Tina Rimmey 01/06
Annette Craighead 01/15
Soror Carolyn & Herschel Parks
Dear Sorors
I hope you find my very first ever newsletter, to be
informative, easy to follow and few mistakes/smile) I
welcome feedback of helpfill hints, new ideas, and
great clip art programs! To ensure that the newsletter
gets to you in a timely manner I am setting a deadline
to submit articles each month. The deadline will be at
the end of our General Meeting each month to be
placed in the newsletter for the upcoming month. I
will adhere to this schedule unless you make excellent
homemade deserts! Thanks for your cooperation in
Soror Terri
Guidelines for 2001
As we start the New Year........ Remember.
• No one can ruin your day without YOUR
• Most people will be about as happy, as they decide
to be.
• Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly
what you will have.
• Success stops when you do.
• When your ship comes in... .make sure you are
willing to unload it.
• The biggest lie on the planet: ‘When I get what I
want, I will be happy.”
• I’ve learned that ultimately, “takers lose and givers
• If you don’t start, it’s certain you won’t arrive.
• Yesterday was the deadline for all complaints.
• Success is getting up one more time.
• When things go wrong ... don’t go with them.
JANUARY 24,2001
6:00 PM
Billie Rayford
Sharon Savage
Carolyn Parks
Diane E. Stith
The committee divided the focus objectives into two groups:
1. Long term goal: Acquiring property for a sorority house,
Formation of an Investment club, and
2. Short term goals: March is “Black Dollars Days”, June is
3. “Invest in Black “and December is the
Economic conference.
Regarding the long-term goals, we are in the process of establishing a list of people
in key positions who will either assist us or be a good resource to help us reach our
objectives. Anyone who wishes to assist and work with us on these projects is
welcome to join us. You will be informed of our progress.
One of our immediate projects is, ’’Black Dollar Day” held during the month of
March. We are continuing the practice of celebrating March as, “Spending Black
Dollars with the Black community.”
Last year, Theta Theta Omega spent $$$$$$. This year we would like to supercede
that goal. We are trying to compile a list of Black Business within the Greater Las
Vegas area, to assist you in the location of some of these establishments. This list
should be ready for the March sorority meeting. We are asking that you keep your
receipts from the stores or businesses. We will be providing you with an envelope.
You are to return the envelope to one of the committee members at the April
sorority meeting. Please include your beautician, lawn service, golf caddy, valet
service etc.
Our meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. the next meeting is April 25,2001 at
6:15 p.m.
Soror Diane Stith
Volume 4Tea Rose TalkAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Theta Theta Omega Chapter Las Vegas, Nevada Editor: Soror Terri Polite
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Dear Sorors,
April is a time of rebirth and Spring. Let us enjoy what the energy of spring time
can bring us!!
As we gear up for the NBLIC conference on April 23, 2001, let us remind ourselves
that this is a auspicious occasion to have our Supreme Basileus, Soror Norma White
and our Regional Director, Soror Diana Shipley in attendance and serving as guest
speakers. Thank you Soror Dorothy for your commitment to NBLIC and health
issues that concern African-Americans.
I would like to take this opportunity to emphasize that I have included the email
buddy list in this newsletter so that we can ensure that email buddies know who
they are. Committee chairs are reminded to submit articles with event dates, times,
and locations to Soror Terri Polite so that the information may be included in the
Thank you Soror Sharon on a very informative workshop with regard to the
Graduate Advisor position. At the April meeting, Soror Billie will present with
regard to the Anti-Basileus position.Atcach meeting, we will have a .
mini-workshop regarding the positions .that, we will need to elect in the fall 2001. o .*
The purpose of these mini-workshops is to inform the membership of the role,
responsibility, andqualificationsfor the position. As stated in our Chapter Bylaws,
the following positions are up for election in November, we will vote on the 'J
Anti-Basileus, Graduate Advisor, Anti-Grammateus, Tamiouchos, Philacter, and
member-at-large in the fall.
Congratulations to Soror Billie, Soror Ouida, and the Founders’ Day committee.
Ladies, you have done an outstanding job! What a great day. We are definitely
moving in the right direction! Kudos.
Congratulations to Soror Jackie Hall as the 2001 recipient of the Thelma Tyree
Award. You deserve it!! Thanks for everything you have done to make our
organization a positive aspect of the Las Vegas community.
Soror Kaweeda
Target: Health, Economics
• Joint meeting with Kappa Xi
• Black Dollar Days
• Women’s Health Conference
• Membership Activity
• Multicultural Dance Festival @ Fitzgerald ES
Mark Your Calendars
We are attempting to put most of the sorority
information in the newsletter. At times it is necessary
to get information out quickly before sorority meeting
or in the interim of the newsletter. The email partner
would be responsible for contacting her non-email
buddy by phone to inform her of any pressing
information. Sorors on email are reminded to update
their email address book with the recent corrections
and additions from the directory.
Ethel Archibald
Sandra Stewart-Bass
Belisa Brownlee
Marian Bums
Shirley Carroll
Quin Rivers
Betty Bell
Amanda McWilliams
Rosylin Guy
Denise Bryant
April 7 General Meeting liOOp.m.7 • "
St. James Catholic Church wit? cr • gj csoa
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April 18 Executive Committee Meeting; North Area
Service Center - Hostess Soror Jacki Brown 6"i0p m
Lavonne Lewis
Greta Mills
Annette Craighead Elizabeth Sheffield
Ina Dorman
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Barbara Kirklan^
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Shawnae Lacy = str an>Rosilyn McCann
Jackie Hall Chanda Gravis
Jacki Brown hr srt 3. rci-:
Denell Hoggerd
Lois Ice
Grace Mills
April 23 NBLIC Minority Health Forum TH
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino' ■ 8:30a.m.
Carolyn Parks France Holland
April 25 Committee Meetings; North Area Service
Center Economics, Membership/Intake, Arts &
Humanities ALL MEETINGS 6:00p.m.
Terri Polite
Billie Rayford
Sharon Savage
Edna States
Willa White
Vriginia Ingram
Gwen Gates-Bartlett
Mildred Harrison
Domini Calldway ■
Donnyss Rucker
Helen Jenkins
Dorothey Earle
Soror Lynette Boggs- McDonald is currently
running to retain her Ward 2 seat on the Las
Vegas City Council Volunteers needed to help
with precinct walks, host “meet and greets” in
their homes (Summerlin, Peccole Ranch and The
Lakes). Volunteers are also needed in the
campaign office, at 6115 Clarice Ave. (North of
the freeway at the US95 / Jones exit). Please call
880-0771 to volunteer or visit website @ Election day is April
KUDOS to Soror Annette Craighead
Theta Theta Omega Web Site!
You have received your invitation to the web site
by email A mini-workshop with written handouts
will be held at 12:30 before the next general
meeting. Please email Soror Annette Craighead if .
you plan to attend the work shop. She has
worked very hard to make this possible.
A strong woman works out every day to keep her
body in shape...but a women of strength builds
relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong women isn’t afraid of anything...but a
women of strength shows courage in the midst of
her fear.
A strong women won’t let anyone get the best of
her...but a women of strength gives the best of her
to everyone.
A strong women makes mistakes and avoids the
same in the future...a women of strength realizes
life’s mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and
capitalizes on them.
A strong women wears the look pf confidence on
her face...but a women of strength wears grace.
A strong women has faith that she is strong
enough for the journey...but a women of strength
has faith that it is in the journey that she will become
strbng: "... . r,.j
Author Unknown
Shared via email by Soror Tina Rimmey
Soror Ouida and I thank you so.for making the
Founders’ Day Luncheon a success. Hats off to
the FABULOUS Founders’Day committee. You
are quite a team! Congratulations to Soror Jackie
Hall our 2001 Thelma Tyree Award recipient.
Kudos to Soror Kaweeda Adams for her
leadership, support and the great presentation.
Sorors, you are the best!
Soror Billie
ntroducmg Soror Barbara McCants-Hill who hales from Detroit Michigan. She became and
Alpha Kappa Alpha woman in 1958. She is a Silver Star. We was made at Wayne State
University at Beta Mu chapter. She has one child, Brendt, II. Brendt is 35 years old. She
received her BS and Specialist certificate from Wayne State University ans her Master’s Degree
om Marygrove College. Soror Barbara has been a school administrator with the Detroit Public
Schools. Her current career is as a School Administrator- Assistant Principal. Barbara enjoys
traveling, reading, movies, and listening to music.
fritroducing Soror Patti Hester who hales from Denver, Colorado. She was became and Alpha
Kappa Alpha woman in 1993 through the Theta Theta Omega chapter. She has three children
Carn Jones, Adnenne Hester, and Frank ‘‘Lee” Hester, Jr. Soror Patti received a Bachelor of'
Science Degree in Elementaiy Education/early Child Hood from University of Colorado. She
received her a Master’s in Education and Educational Administration from the University of
uulu aS She 1S currently teaching first grade with the Clark County School District.
?er«hobbies include’ Golf, tennis, reading, and painting. She wanted all of us to know that she
nas senior moments more often than not! I hide them Well”
tatroducmg Soror Dawn Barnes who is a native Las Vegan. She was made an Alpha Kappa
Alpha woman on October 1, 2000, through the Theta Theta Omega chapter. She attended North
Carolina central University where received a BBA in Marketing, and a BA in Elementary
Education. She is currently an Elementary School teacher. Dawn’s hobbies include reading
listening to music, traveling, and being with her sorors.
fritroducing Soror Marian Burns who was bom in Florida. She was made in Alpha Kappa
WfiHam‘^R ’ 19m4’ UpSUOn lham ‘Pitt Bums. Manan has a degree in Busme s°s mAedgma iCnihsatrpatteior n Sahned ias hMaaPsPtUeyr ’ms Darergierde et 0in
International Busmess and Finance. She currently holds a position, of Resident Services
oordinator with the City of Las Vegas. She is retired from the Social Security Administration
where she worked as a Claims Representative. Marian’s hobbies include reading
computer(working on the computer) and puzzles(working crosswords). She is also a
distinguished member of Links Incorporated.
fritroducing Soror Josie Gaines who hales from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was made in to Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority on October 1, 2000, through the Theta Theta Omega chapter She is
marned to Albert and they have two children, Charles Lewis and Ronald Lewis. Josie received
her Bachelors degree from Windsor University. She past careers include Real Estate Appraiser
and Personal Property Appraiser with the Los Angeles County Assessors office. Her hobbies
include traveling volunteering at Spring Mountain State Park. Josie is an usher and greeter at her
church. She is also a member of the Los Prados Lions Club.
Introducing Soror Belisa Brownlee who hales from Rockford, Illinois. She was made an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman on April 24, 1994, through the Kappa Xi Chapter at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Belisa received her Bachelor Degree with a major of Political Science Degree from Illinois State University. A Bachelor of Degree in English from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and she is currently in Law School at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Belisa current career is as a Front Desk Representative and Assistant Auditor with the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Belisa’s hobbies include reading, writing, movies, and listening to music. Belisa has been one of the AKATEENS Co-chairs for the last few years.Introducing Soror Annette T. Craighead who was bom in Chicago, Illinois. She was made an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman on June 5, 1951, at Beta chapter - University of Illinois Annette has two children, Christine and Catheen. Her degrees include a BA and BBS from the University of Chicago and a Master s Degree from Columbia University. She is a retired psychiatric social worker. Her other careers include guidance counselor and Head of Career development for Telecommunications company - now Verizon. She wants all of us to know that she studied piano for 14 years. She won a piano contest when she was 12 years old.
Soror Shimice Villano 4/02
Soror Dawn Barnes 4/11
Soror Clair Hart 4/13
Soror Lillian Gates 4/17
Soror Thais Baccus 4/20
Soror Debra Toney 4/29
Happy Anniversary
Oscar & Bertha Pendeleton 4/08
* Committee Chairs are to submit three copies of their
typed report. 1-Basileus, 2-Grammateus, 3-committee
chair binder.
* Bring your program book to each general
meeting.We will review the calendar for the month to
ensure we are on the same page.
*Bring your receipts form vender purchases during
Black Dollar Days 2001 to the April 7th general
meeting. Turn them in to Soror Diane Stith.
*Committee Chairs your meeting dates and times are
needed at the March 3rd General Meeting to be placed
on the North Area Service Center Calendar.
*Please bring photos for our Regional scrapbook to
the April 7th general meeting. Give them to Soror Ina
Don’t forget your Newsmakers for the MAY Tea
Rose Talk. Email them or bring them to the April 7th
General Meeting. Thank you for your support and
Soror Terri
Our thanks to: Soror Kaweeda Adams, Soror Lisa
McNeil, Soror Jacki Brown and Soror Jackie Hall
We appreciate all you do for us.
Volume 6Tea Rose TalkAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Theta Theta Omega Chapter Las Vegas, Nevada Editor: Soror Terri Polite
Dear Sorors,
The summer is fast approaching and I am wishing you a happy and safe summer!
We have had a number of events happen over the last month, and I just want to say
how pleased I am of all the great things that we are doing. The results of the
mid-year evaluation have been shared with the sorority at the last meeting. Overall
we are doing very well. We have areas of improvement and the executive committee
will meet to discuss these areas and look to implement strategies in order to further
enhance chapter operations. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT AND SUPPORT.
If you did not receive a copy of the mid-year evaluation results, please see or call
Soror Sandra Stewart-Bass, Standards Committee Chair. Thank you to Soror
Sandra and the committee for your dedicated efforts.
Congratulations to Soror Quin and the Arts and Humanities Committee on a
well-organized, informative, and inspiring Arts and Humanities Fair at H.P.
Fitzgerald ES on May 11th. The event was the best and most rewarding experience
I could have had.
The Youth in Aviation flight was also a huge success! Sorors Amanda McWilliams,
Carolyn Parks, Billie Rayford, Tina Rimmy, Sharon Savage, and Diane Stith
witnessed a successful event as 46 children ages 8-15 participated in the Young
Eagles Right on Saturday, May 19,2001 at the airport located in Jean, Nevada.
The members of the Tuskegee Airmen and the EAA Organization had only praises
for the efforts of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Theta Theta Omega chapter.
Sorors, regional conference is fast approaching, delegates are reminded of their
responsibilities and completion of requisite reports. Delegates will need to report on
each session and event attended. All sorors attending regional conference, please be
reminded to check on your hotel reservations and get your confirmations ASAP to
ensure proper lodging.
Again, have a great summer!
Soror Kaweeda
• Target: The Black Family(June), Leadership
(JULY), Education(August)
• June 6th-1 Oth Far western regional Conference
Oakland, CA
• Juneteenth Celebration June 16th Nucleus Plaza
• Summer Cooler July 14,2001
• Leadership Seminar July 19th -22nd San Juan,
Puerto Rico
• Sorority Retreat August 18,2001
Mark Your Calendars
June 2 General Meeting 1:00p.m.
St. James Catholic Church
June 6th -10th Far Western Regional Conference
June 16th Juneteenth Celebration-Nucleus Plaza
July 14th Summer Cooler
July 19th-22nd Leadership Seminar- San Juan
Puerto Rico
Did you know that an eagle knows when a
storm is approaching long before it breaks?
The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait
for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it
sets its wings so that the wind will pick up and
lift it above the storm. While the storm rages
below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle
does not escape the storm. It simply uses the
storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that
bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us- and all
of us will experience them we can rise above
them by setting our wings and our belief
toward God. The storms does not have to
overcome us. We can allow God’s power to
lift us above them. God enables us to ride the
winds of the storm that bring sickness,
tragedy, failure and disappointment in our
lives. We can soar above the storm.
Remember, it is not the burdens of life that
weigh us down, it is how we handle them.
The Bible says, “Those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They will soar on
wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31
Author Unknown, submitted by Soror Josie Gaines
Youth In Aviation - Young Eagles Flight
Soror Billie Rayford, Youth in Aviation Project Chair
Young Eagles Flight Members: Ethel Archibald, E Lavonne Lewis, Amanda McWilliams,
Grace Mills, Carolyn Parks, Sharon Savage, and Diane Stith.
If smiles and laughter are a measure of success, Sorors Amanda Mcwilliams, Carolyn
Parks, Billie Rayford, Tina Rimmey, Sharon Savage, and Diane Stith witnessed a
successfol event as 46 children ages 8 -15 participated in the Young Eagles Flight on
Saturday, May 19, 2001 at the airport located in Jean, Nevada. This second phase of the
Youth in Aviation partnership with the J.B. Knighten Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
afforded participants an opportunity to experience the joy of flight in two to four seat
airplanes like a Cessna 172. Thanks to the efforts of Theta Theta Omega Chapter
members, the children were introduced to prominent African-American members of the
Nevada aviation community along with pilots and volunteers from the Experimental
Aircraft Association Foundation that sponsors the Young Eagles Program.
Students had an opportunity to meet “Honey Do’Uraig Sands, President of the IB.
Knighten Chapter ofTuskegee Airmen, Inc.; fly Roy Campbell, a pilot with the Nevada
Civil Air Patrol; converse with a female Lt. Colonel form Nellis Air Force Base; meet
George Sherman, a Tuskegee alumni; and make new friends with their pilot of the day.
Each participant received a certificate of participation signed by the pilot and included the
model of the airplane for the flight.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Soror E. Lavonne Lewis, Shearing-Westfield Eye
Institute donated $500 towards the purchase of T-shirts for the^foung Eagles Flight
participants. We extended our gratitude to Soror Lavonne and to our new corporate
sponsor,;Dr. Kenneth Westfield for their support. Way to go Soror Lavonne!
Participants received an excellent fist of resources on aviation and the Tuskegee Arimen.
Soror Grace Mills developed a bibliography of books, videos, and recordings for
participants to access at their school or neighborhood Clark County l ibrary A rave
review goes to Soror Grace for providing the literacy portion of the project.
Soror Tina Rimmey wins the prize for recruiting the largest number of participants for the
Young Eagles Flight. She accompanied thirteen children and their parents to the Jean
Airport for a morning of memorable activities.
The members of the Tuskegee Airmen and the EAA Organization had only praises for the
efforts of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Theta Theta Omega Chapter. A “BIG”
THANK YOU to the Young Eagles Flight Committee and all chapter members for your
endorsement for this program. Sorors, YOUR support of this project made it a success.
Soror Billie Rayford
Soror Shemice and Honey Do William Villano
announce the arrival of a future AKA Danielle
Renee Villano on May 8,2001 at 7:46 a.m Proud
grandparents are Soror Ina and Honey Do Dwight
Soror Pamela Thompson-Riley has accepted a
teaching position in Cobb County, Georgia and
will be moving the second week of June, we wish
Soror Pam the very best and we will miss her.
Soror Shawnae Lacy left for a three year tour of
Duty in Europe. She promised to send her address
so that chapter members can keep in touch. We
wish her a safe journey.
Several sorors were recognized at the annual
UNLV reception honoring students with
exceptional academic achievement. The event
hosted by the Alliance of Professional of African
Descent recognized Alpha Kappa Alpha women:
Denise Bryant, Celese Rayford, Rosa McNair, and
Patricia Green. Kappa Xi members recognized
were Chrystal Harris, Ashley Tisdale, Natalie
Ward. Soror Pam Thompson’s mother was also
Soror Cassandra Barnes will become the Health
and Wellness Director on the Queen Elizabeth II
Cruise ship. Congratulations to Soror Cassandra
Soror Elizabeth Sheffield will be traveling to
Kansas City, MO as past Most Royal Grand
Commandress, Prince Hall Grand Court Order of
Cyrene, Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the
Eastern star. Topeka, KS Grand Session.
Detroit, Michigan to the 108th Imperial Council
Convention session. She will conclude her travels
on the sunny beaches of Florida with her son
Lawrence in Fort Lauderdale. We wish her a safe
Happy Birthday
Soror Cassandra Barnes 6/3
Soror Lois Ice 6/4
Soror Amanda McWilliams 6/4
Soror Darlene Hancock 6/5
Soror Quin Rivers 6/5
Soror Rhoda Anderson 6/7
Soror Sami Randolph 6/12
Soror Constance Burell 6/21
Soror Lois Bolden 6/28
Happy Anniversary
Dwight and Ina Dorman 6/8
Eric and Kaweeda Adams 6/11
Thomas and Ouida Brown 6/14
John and Lillian Gates 6/14
Thomas and Jacqulyn Shropshire 6/14
William and Shemice Villano 6/18
Patrick and Rosilyn McCann 6/19
Jim and Clair Hart 6/25
Bill and Wilhemina Lee 6/25
Hughie and Greta Mills 6/26
Harold and Ethel Archibald 6/28
Our thanks to: Soror Dorothy Johnson, Soror Rosilyn
McCann, Soror Jackie Brown Harris and Soror Dawn
Barnes. We appreciate you serving us. thank you
very much!
* Committee Chairs are to submit three copies of their
typed report. 1-Basileus, 2-Grammateus, 3-committee
chair binder.
* Bring your program book to each general meeting.
We will review the calendar for the month to ensure
we are on the same page.
Volunteers are needed for the Juneteenth Celebration.
♦Committee Chairs your meeting dates and times are
needed by mid July for the August Newsletter.
*No general meeting for the months of July and
Johnell Cropper
Aisha Otriz
Tricia Lynette Floyd
Jacina Reddin
Traci Reeves
Rachel Swygert
Danielle Williams
Sorors for the months of July and August you will not
receive a Tea Rose Talk. That’s right the editor gets a
vacation however, your newsmakers are important!
You may email or snail mail articles that you would
like to see in the upcoming fall issues. Let’s not
forget our phenomenal web site that Soror Annette
Craighead has put into cyberspace for us. Don’t
forget to call your email buddy. Have a super
Soror Terri
Volume 9Tea Rose TalkAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Theta Theta Omega Chapter Las Vegas, Nevada Editor: Soror Terri Polite
Dear Sorors,
Theta Theta Omega was well represented by seven chapter members at the
Intermountain Cluster held Saturday, October 20,2001, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Thank you to Sorors Sharon Savage, Celeste Rayford, Billie Rayford, Lavonne
Lewis, Verlia Hoggard, Quin Rivers and myself. Kappa Xi was represented by
Soror Levona Williams. Congratulations to Sorors Celeste Rayford and Lavona
Williams on an outstanding presentation on Undergraduate and Graduate relations.
These two ladies were fantastic!
Sorors are reminded that voting will take place at the November meeting for our
2002 officers. We will also have the end-of-year evaluation at the November
meeting. Committee chairs and officers are reminded to prepare their end-of-year
reports for submission at the December meeting. Please summarize the year’s
activities/events as they relate to the International Program Targets and Leadership
Development Modules. A form/template wifi be provided at the November meeting.
Our reports are due to the International Headquarters in January; Therefore, it is
imperative that we have your information at the December meeting.
Committee chairs and officers are reminded of written reports. You need four
copies. Reports are to be brief and cover the business of your committee meetings.
Thank you for your continued support in this endeavor.
Sorors we have a great deal of work ahead. The upcoming year presents a number
of challenges as our chapter continues to grow and establish new activities. Please
sign up for committees and let’s work together to perpetuate the goals and
objectives of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As always, it is a pleasure serving
Soror Kaweeda
• Thanksgiving Baskets
• Arts and Humanities Program-HP. Fitzgerald
• Election of New Officers
Mark Your Calendars
November 3 12:00p.m
Workshop - “So You Want To Run For Public Office”
Connections Committee
November 3 General Meeting
St. James Catholic Church.
November 16/17 Assemble & distribute
Thanksgiving Baskets, see Soror Amanda McWilliams
for details.
• CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Soror
Bema Rhodes-Ford and Soror Sami Randolph
they both passed the Nevada Bar Exam.
• “SHOP TIL YOU DROP” Holiday Travel is
sponsoring a one-day shopping trip to Barstow,Ca
on Friday, November 23. Please contact Soror
Sue Ennis at 255-1934(evenings) or 799-4830
Ext. 275 if you are interested.
• Due to logistics the TTO WEB workshop has
been postponed until further notice, Soror Annette
Craighead will give us more details at the general
meeting November 3.
• Soror Rhoda Anderson, chair of the Senior
Citizens Project, announces the senior citizens
kickoff on November 10. Members of TTO are
asked to bring canned goods or nonperishable
food items to the sorority meetings for the
campaign. If you are interested in assisting with
this project, please contact Soror Rhoda at
• Invited guest to the “So You Want to Run for
Office” workshop include; Councilwoman Lynette
Boggs-McDonald, Commissioner Yvonne
Atkinson-Gates, Nevada State Senator Joseph
Neal, Nevada Assemblyman Morse Arberry and
Nevada Assemblyman Wendell P. Williams.
• NBLIC is selling Holiday Cards and other gift
items. Please see any NBLIC member at the
general meeting,your support is appreciated.
• Executive Board Meeting November 21, 2001
KO. Knudson Middle‘School 6:30p.m.
Soror Gloria and Thomas Washington 11/17
Soror Shirley and Leo Carroll 11/24
Our thanks to: Soror Diane Stith and Soror Stacy
Soror Shirley Carroll 11/8
Soror Barbara McCants Hill 11/10
Soror Francis Perry 11/11
Soror Barbara Kirkland 11/16
Soror Carolyn Parks 11/18
Soror Marian Bums 11/20
Soror Mildred Harrison 11/25
Soror Keicha English 11/26
Soror Grace Mills 11/26
The Tea Rose Talk will take on a new look for the
up-and-coming year. Your suggestions and ideas are
welcome. Please forward them to me ASAP. Thanks
for your continued support.
Soror Terri
Dear Sorors,
This is really nice, and I thought of you all!
I have changed/added a few things that make it a bit more personal. ENJOY!
In honor of Breast Cancer Month and those who have suffered, you have
been tagged by an Angel.
Which means you are a great friend and a sister for life!
Since the tragic events of September 11,1 have changed my way of thinking
about life. The fact that life is uncertain, at best, I will attempt to make the
best of every situation and every day God blesses us with. Many things in
the following poem are reminders of what I need to do or will continue to do
for as long as I am able.
I hope that you don't feel" too far down life's road" to incorporate some of
these into your way of living.
I would have invited friends over to dinner
even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and
worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire
in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather's, mother's,
and father's ramble about their youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a
summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it
melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about
grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television
and more while watching life.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick
instead of pretending the earth would go into a
holding pattern if I wasn't there for the day.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,
I'd have cherished every moment realizing that
the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist
God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later,
Now go get washed up for dinner."
Dance! Dance!! Dance!!
Turn the music up loud and sing like you have a Whitney Huston voice.
Best if done with friends and family members.;-))
Take a road trip with your parents and children.
Do charity work.
There would have been more "I love yous"
and more Tm sorry's" but mostly, given another shot at life, I would
seize every minute....look at it and really see it... live it...
and never give it back.
In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck
(Author), and the many women who lost their fight with cancer.
Here is an angel sent to watch over you.
With pink and green love,
Soror Ethel