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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Theta Theta Omega Chapter "20 Pearls" newsletter






From the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Theta Theta Omega Chapter Records (MS-01014) -- Chapter records file.

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man001805. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Theta Theta Omega Chapter Records, 1965-2015, MS-010104. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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■Spring 1999 Sharon y. Savage, publisher Volume II, Issue 2
wha^uccess?^ y^ars °f Sisterhood &stervic^”
What Is Success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Emerson
Founders’ Day 1999 will be held jointly with Kappa Xi and Theta Theta Omega on March 14, 1999. Our sisterhood is a unique and special one. Sorors who will sit on the dais are asked to wear white and all other sorors are asked to wear pink or green.
I wanted to take the time to say thank you to those sorors who volunteered to
sponsor the members of Kappa XI to attend the luncheon.
The first of two joint meetings will be held at the March 6, 1999 chapter meeting.
I would like to see Kappa Xi and Theta Theta Omega work together on a social level as well as when we conduct the business of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Our undergraduate sorors are vital to the survival of our organization. I am glad that Kappa Xi was included
“Undergraduate Week/§kee Week”
International Undergraduate Week is March 14 -20. Founders’ Day kicks off the week of festivities. The calendar of events is listed below.
March 14-Founders Day Luncheon (Golden Nugget)
March Id-Balloon Release & Tree Planting (UNL V)
March 16-Debt Management Community Forum (UNLV)
March 17-AKA DayfPass out green apples w/ health information to promote healthy eating) (UNLV& Your place of employment)
March 18-Kappa Xi & Theta Theta Omega Social(TBA)
in the activities planned by the membership committee.
For the past several years, Kappa Xi has donated money to AFAN and participated in the AIDS walk. This year is no exception. I would like to see Theta Theta Omega join in on fun.
The AIDS walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 1999. We walk from
Macy’s to New York New York and back to Macy’s. It hits the health program target and it falls into the sisterly relations area. We always have a good time.
The objective for International Undergraduate Week is to put on programs jointly with the graduate and undergraduate chapter as well as recognize leaders in the undergraduate chapter. March is Economic Empowerment Month and at least one activity will deal with that program target.
In order to make this a successful week, as many sorors as possible should make plans to attend the scheduled activities.
Kappa Xi will be having a raffle. If you know anyone that would like to donate prizes, contact Soror Tami @ 458-6896. They are looking for health club memberships, a massage, manicures, pedicures, a spa visits, hair cuts etc.
The social that will be held at 7 p.m. on March 18, will be an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate sorors to socialize, play games, and get to know each other better. I will need the assistance of graduate sorors to volunteer to bring food and beverages.
March 19-21 Membership Intake ProcessfTBA)
A flyer will be distributed as a reminder closer to the dates.
There are no guarantees in life, but it is a sure thing that you will get back what you give. If you give 100% of your atten- on, energy and dmetoathing, you will get exactly that back. Spending your time and attention focused on what you cannot do and do not have assures that more of the same will come. When you concentrate on lack, weakness, fault and blame, it is sure to become a reality. Nobody has everything, but everybody has something. Use what you have right now! Give no thought to what is missing.
Spend no time wishing it were better. Make sure you give all that you have to make sure you will get all that you need.
20 Pearls is a newsletter that the grad- uate advisor created to enhance the
current communication system between myself and all members of the chapter.
qualifications required for undergraduate membership. They will not be subject to a vote by the chapter.”
The family member soror must have
I speak with some sorors more than others. I created 20 Pearls so that all members of the chapter would receive the exact same information at the same time.
20 Pearls is published on an as needed basis throughout the year.
This is a special edition to be distributed to Kappa Xi and Theta Theta Omega members.
As you all know, there is a legacy provision for undergraduate candidates seeking membership into the sorority. Applications may be obtained through the Graduate Advisor or chapter Basileus.
“Undergraduates who apply for membership under the legacy provision must meet all of the
been active for the past 2 years, should give the completed and signed (by her chapter Basileus) Legacy Application to her daughter, grand daughter, or legal ward prior to the rush program.
The applicant shall take the application along with her official transcript and letter of interest to the rush program.
The information is forwarded to the Corporate office who notifies the Regional Director. She notifies the undergraduate chapter and the applicant is notified with other candidates.
If you require additional information about the legacy provision, contact the Basileus or the Graduate Advisor.
Stomping Out Mazing and Stomping In programs
Listed below are the committee chairs ik for each program target.
There will be a minimum of two activities for each program. In some instances, ideas or community events will come up where you can participate and it will end up being more than two in that specific area.
Tentative Program Calendar
Arts-Wilisha & Erica Black Family-Telisha Economic Empowerment-Tami Education-Trisha Health-Tomeka
AKA/Alpha Scholarship-2/99
Adopt a school-TBA
Essay Contest-2/99
Big Sister Mentor Program-TBA Get Fit Health Workout-3/99 AIDS Walk-4/99
Debt Management Forum-3/99 Black Business Fair-3/99


Art Gallery w/ Mentee-TBA
oming together is a beginning; J\eeping together is progress; ViJo riling together is success;
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women to serve as mentors for the undergraduate chapter. The program has fallen short due to the lack of mentors or mentors not following through with their mentees.
Alphabetical Listing of Kappa Xi Members
ate to graduate status.
Patricia Ketts (3-23) 3230 casey, # 204 LV, NV 23120 433-4353
shawna McNair (7-12) 4750 <gym Road, B-ox 476 Lv, nv 23113 255-5234
A^ti- ~&asiLeu.s
Av\toiMtte Bradley (1-5") 5251 Vicksburg Ave LV, NV 25122 433-6557
wlllsha Moore (10-12) 370 sanctuary Court Henderson, Nv 23014 433-2232
Erica Etienne (11-6) ^rawcM-atCLis/H-odegos 7163 C-iearwater Circie.
lv, nv 23117
Ta ml Stanfield (1/26) 4200 E. Tropicana, # 2076 LV, NV 23121 452-6236
TarierM Ljunn (10-20) 4242 s-pencer street, # Tty- LV, NV 25113 432-0002
Tomeka ^Aiivan, (7/3) 1322 winter Solstice Ave Henderson, NV 25014 450-7372
Tellska Kay (1-23)
4455" Cbessle Court, Unit' LV, NV 25147
“Looking For A Few Good Women”
I would like to match up Sorors based on similar interests or based on career tracks. Being a mentor does not require a great deal of time. It requires calling your mentee, assisting in planning for the sorors future, and possibly going to lunch/outing, or being a support system for an undergraduate soror. It also helps to strengthen the bonds of sisterhood and facilitate the transition from undergradu-
We must be willing to lend a helping hand when we are called to do so. The undergraduates are a dynamic group of young ladies whom I am extremely proud to advise.
I will have interest forms at the joint chapter meeting. If you are unable to attend that meeting a form can be mailed to you just call me at 254-4156.
Soror Sharon Y. Savage 2601 Grand Canyon Drive
Apartment 1005
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“Mark your Calendars”
“Pay Attention to My Wisdom” a black history program is February 19 in the Moyer Student Union (MSU) Ballroom on the campus of UNLV. Kappa Xi members are working diligently to put together a presentation for the show. The program will begin at 7 p.m. All sorors are invited to come out and support Kappa Xi.
March 6, 1999 is the joint meeting with Theta Theta Omega @ 3p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Imani Hall. Prior to the meeting at 2 p.m., there will be an Economic Empowerment workshop.
April 18 Aids Walk for AFAN.
Kappa Xi’s next chapter meeting has been scheduled for February 21, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd'1 floor of the MSU.
Rush is February 28 at 3:00 p.m. There will be a workshop at 2:30 for all financial sorors who which to participate in Rush or MIP.
March 12 is the annual Miss Black & Gold program sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
April 19-20 National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer Conference.
May 15,1999 UNLV Graduation Ceremony.
June 3-6,1999 is the Regional Conference. All sorors are encouraged to attend. The conference will be held in Los Angeles, California just a hop, skip, and jump away. The deadline is April 30.
March 14-20 is International Undergraduate Week(see page 1 for details).