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Leadership and Administration
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated operates
as a volunteer-professional teamwork organization.
Policy is set by the Boule and board of directors
under the direction of the national president while
the executive director,
through the corporate
office, has the
responsibility for administration.
The national
president is
elected every four
years by delegates
during the organization’s
national meeting,
while the executive
director is appointed
by the board
of directors.
Norma Solomon White
Norma Solomon White became Alpha Kappa
Alpha’s twenty-fifth national president in July 1998
at the national convention in Chicago,Illinois.
President White, a native of Jacksonville, Florida is
the first Floridian ever to hold this prestigious position.
In her inaugural address, President White reminded
the members that 1998 represented ninety years of
service to humanity for the sorority. “Thus, we
stand at this moment in history on the brink of disaster,
or unearthing new and innovative solutions to
our current problems. Destiny calls us from ninety
years ago. Vision propels us toward the 21st
Century.” She challenged Alpha Kappa Alpha members
to “Blaze New Trails” - The Alpha Kappa Alpha
The 1998-2002 program will focus on Global
Leadership Development and will target Education,
Health, the Black Family, Economics and the Arts.
The theme for this
administration is
“Alpha Kappa Alpha:
Blazing New Trails.”
More than 150,000
women of Alpha
Kappa Alpha! have
distinguished themselves
as trailblazers
in every spectrum
of society.
Among her ranks
Jemison, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Cardiss Collins,
Eva Clayton, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice
Johnson, Juanita Milettder-McDonald, Constance
Baker Motley, Marva Collins, Phylicia Rashad,
Ntozake Shange, Jessye Norman, Gladys Knight,
Coretta Scott King, Patricia Russell-McCloud,
Madame Leah Tutu, Lynn Whitfield, Althea Gibson,
Hazel O’Leary, Esther Gordy, and C. Delores Tucker.
are such giants as Dr. Mae
While Alpha Kappa Alpha is rooted in a Black tradition,
she has opened her membership to women of
all races, creeds, and colors. Their common bond is
“service to all mankind.”

Organ izaiionAiIProehje^
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is America -S- premier Greek- letter organization established by and for college educated Black women. ^Founded in 1908 at Howard University thehsorority is a service oriented organization with more than 150,000 undergraduate and alumnae members in over 900 chapters in the United States, the Caribbean, Germany, Seoul, Korea, West Africa, and England. Targeted areas of service include education, health care, economic empowerment, family, leadership, political action, and the arts.
Throughout the years, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s chief aim has been “service to all mankind.!| However, there has always remained the constant purpose to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to improve the social stature of the race, and keep an interest in college life alive within the alumnae.
The .sorority promotes education through numerous activities including tutoring, mentoring, providing scholarships and grants, and leadership development. Other learning opportunities include the Leadership Fellows Program, tutoring in reading and mathematics, the AKA Partnership in Mathematics and Science and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation.
established in 1991, is a comprehensive learning center model for all educational training and human resource development experiences provided by Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters at the local level. This umbrella concept is an action strategy designed to address community educational needs. ■
Mankind has benefited from numerous Alpha Kappa Alpha programs! Some programs have been so successful that they are now hallmarks. The following fist represents a partial compilation of some of our triumphs.
Making A Difference
1935 [Waged a war on diphtheria and smallpox and improved nutritional and dental practices by launching the first mobile health clinic.
1948 Initiated action to assure decent living conditions, permanent jobs and a voice in determining the conditions under ■which Blacks lived and worked by organizing the first civil rights lobby. M
1950s Initiated emphasis on sickle cell anemia by launching first M health research project.
1965 'Mounted on poverty,bigotry and ignorance by W
becoming the first predominantly Black organization to
» acquire a contract to operate a Job Corps Center ■
D (Cleveland).
1972 [ Financed the purchase of Martin Luther King’s birthplaces by contributing $20,000 to the Martin Luther King CenterW for Social Change.
1975 Aided Central State MniversiH in restoring its tornado- ridden Hallie Q. Brown Collection of Rare Books by and about Blacks by contributing $25,000 to that project, j
Increased the educational opportunities for minorities byD making the final payment on a half-million-dollar pledge to the United Negro College Fund and furthered the advancement of community-action-oriented programs b}O contributing $50,000 to the National Association for theM

Advancement of Colored People.
Filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Supreme Court in the Fulfilove vs. Kreps Case as an effort to ensure that minority

contractors maintained their guaranteed 10% set aside of all W federal grants awarded to contractors!
Established the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation.
Received a $9-6 million grant to continue operation of its Cleveland Job Corps Center. This contract was awarded during a time when many programs were victims of M cutbacks and decimations.
Coalesced with other organizations to ensure passage of the Martin Luther King Holiday Bill. Launched a massive voter registration drive designed to increase Black voterM registration by 25% by the November, 1984 elections^
Initiated the African Village Development Program.
Opened a new two and one-half million dollar international

Corporate Office. Constant with her economic self- determination agenda, this facility was designed by a Black architect and was constructed by a Black-owned construction companyWl
1991 Established IvyAKAdemy.
1993 Through member-contributions, an additional floor and storage facility were added to the Corporate Office,.
1995 Instituted the PIMS Program (Partnership In and Science).
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Target I - Education
Alpha Kappa Alpha continues
her pledge to energizing youths
for learning. As dropout rates
and suicide rates among Black
students continue to climb at
alarming numbers, we must arm
ourselves with programs that
will make a difference in the communities that we serve.
“On Track”
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s goal is quality education for all. “ON
TRACK” is the signature program for the current administration.
This program is designed to provide organizational skills, nurturing,
team building, respectfulness, achievement, counseling, and
knowledge to 20,000 at-risk youngsters
in third through seventh
grades The main focus of “ON
TRACK” is to assist at-risk youngsters
in making good decisions and
right choices early in their lives.
This is an after-school and weekend
program for youngsters ages eight
through twelve.
As a result of this program, it is expected that by September 2002,
20,000 youngsters will enter middle school “ON TRACK” academically,
socially, and physically sound.
O - Organizing Building
Nurturing R - Respecting
A - Achieving
C- Counseling
K- Knowledge
PIMS (Partnership In
Mathematics and Science)
Alpha Kappa Alpha will seek to
increase awareness of the need
for mathematics and science
• AKA Kids must become
responsible adults.
“AKA Kids Alert”
Alpha Kappa Alpha will promote quality education through AKA
Kids Alert. This program fosters mentoring and tutoring to
youth. The goals of the program are as follows:
• AKA Kids must enjoy and excel in learning.
• Parents of AKA Kids must be involved in the education of their
Ivy AKAdemy
Ivy AKAdemy will continue to
serve as a comprehensive center
for educational training and human resource development expW
riences provided by local chapters and will stress reading, writing,
speaking, listening, mathematics,
science, and technology. Participants
are youths and adults from the community.
Project SE’ND (Send
Encyclopedias ’N Dictionaries)
Alpha Kappa Alpha will provide
countries of Africa with encyclopedias
and dictionaries for their schools. We will solicit books from
corporations and donate new and used books from our own
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education within the Black community, and to provide academic
support. PIMS will remain a viable segment of the program to
be implemented at the chapter level. Summer regional PIMS
camps will be encouraged.
Target II - Health
Healthy bodies make healthy minds; therefore, Alpha Kappa
Alpha will encourage youth and adults to take good care of
themselves, eat well, exercise and
enjoy good physical and mental
health. Parents will be inspired to
help their children make healthy
choices. Health is a vital part of
our being. Through technical
advances, health care has improved
and with better maintenance and access to health care,
we are living longer.
We are a multifaceted community who realizes that health is a
right and not a privilege. This program target will focus on all
health issues and those that disproportionately affect minority
populations, especially people of African decent.
AKA Healthnet
The AKA Healthnet will be available
as a world wide web site
and seMe as a bridge to the
overall program. The AKA
Healthnet will provide access to
state-of-the-art health information
that is relevant to all people of color.
Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Alpha Kappa Alpha will impact the delivery and the access to
health care by fostering a method by which uninsured children
can be provided with medical coverage.
Target IH — The Black Family
The world we seek in the new millennium
is one where a child'Kneed for time with
his or her parents is a top priority; where
family togetherness is prized; where family
ties are reestablished; where parents consider
the well-being of their children; and
where homelessness does not exist This
program will focus on issues
that divide the Black family; atrisk
youth, family values for middle
and high school youth, caregiver
training, Black family outreach,
and AKA Coat Day.
Target IV - Economics
We can only prosper if we are
prepared for the work force, if
we get the high paying jobs, and
if we promote Black businesses.
It is important that the Black
community gain empowerment.
Ownership remains the key to
wealth and power. Alpha Kappa
Alpha will arm people of African decent with the information
and encouragement they need to become successful, entrepreneurs.
This program will focus on career development, personal
money managementEtrengthening existing Black businesses!
and entrepreneurship.
Target V - The Arts
Alpha Kappa Alpha, throughout her rich heritage
has continually focused her attention on
the arts. In many of our schools, the arts are no
longer included in the curricula. Alpha Kappa

Alpha can fill this void for we know that arts
can improve the quality of life for all
mankind. The arts can be a meaningful vehicle
for communication and education.
■Therefore, we must continue to heighten
awareness of the arts, support education, promote
potential artists, augment appreciation
of the arts, and make the arts available to a
larger public. This program will promote chapter Summer Arts Programs and
arts performances at conferences. It will also recognize people of African
decent in the arts.
Global Leadership Development
As the new millennium approaches, the world is undergoing enormous
change, a process of great upheaval and vast potential. To survive in the 21st
Century, prominent and resourceful organizations will require a new breed of
leaders. The leaders of tomorrow
must establish a real
vision and a sense of values.
During the next four years|
Alpha Kappa Alpha will “Blaze
New Trails” and prepare our
members and our youth for
international leadership roles.
The International Leadership
Task Force has the responsibility
of planning, developing, and implementing the Global Leadership
Development Project which serves as the foundation for all other targets.
There are five major objectives of the Leadership Task Force:
• Establish a two-prong Executive Leadership Training Program for current
members of the Directorate and for sorors who desire to serve at the directorate
• Develop Leadership Training Modules for chapters to train their officers
each year.
• Plan and execute the
Leadership Fellows Program
for undergraduates.
• Plan and encourage chapters
to promote “Leadership
2000Has international
and local training programs
for high school students.
• Modify and redesign the
Leadership Seminar to
directly impact the acquisition of leadership skills for members (sorors) at
all levels-chapter, regional, and national.

Board of Directors
Standing (l-r) Olympia Coles, Undergraduate Member at Large; Lucille
Piggott, Parliamentarian; Gloria Dickinson, Secretary;Angela Okunsanya,
Second Vice-President; Norma Solomon White, President; Linda White, First
Vice-President; Barbara McKinzie, Treasurer; Ndiya Nkongho,
Undergraduate Member at Large; Brenda Lewis, Mid-Western Regional
Director; Rachel Mallory, Great Lakes Regional Director; Sonja Garcia,
South Atlantic Regional Director; C. Edith Booker, North Atlantic Regional
Director; Polly Turner, South Central Regional Director, Clara Hines, MidAtlantic
Regional Director, Jo Celeste Pettway, South Eastern Regional
Director; Wilma Tootle, International Regional Director; Nadine Bonds,
Central Regional Director; Grace Strauther, Far Western Regional Director.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
Corporate Office
5656 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Betty N. Janies, Ed. D., Executive Director
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JANUARY 27, 1998
The Program Committee met to plan and discuss various monthly and year long activities for the 1998 calendar year. A more detail account of the tentative schedule of events will be discussed by each committee chair.
January - Participation in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Jan. 17,1998 and an Old School Dance fundraiser Jan 18,1998. Joint meeting with Kappa Xi January 31,1998.
February - Mardi GrajBall at the Rio Hotel February 7, 1998. February 21, media event for a Senior Citizen Community Program, induction of Akateens February 14,1998.
March - Founders Day, March 7,1998 --Golden Nugget.
April - Regional conference, April 10^12 Arizona, Announcement of Scholarship recipients.
May - A reception on May 2, for the scholarship winners.
June - A possible luncheon or fashion show in conduction with on going activities for NBLIC, Suggested participation during Juneteenth activities for the Black Family.
July- BOULE' in Chicago,
August - Summer Cooler
September - PIMS - a possible science fair at West MS. Ongoing tutoring efforts.
October- Membership Intake
November- Thanksgiving Baskets with the emphasis on more families perhaps even providing baskets to a small section of a housing project.
December - Secret Soror
Several other projects have been suggested as year long and on going events. It is the hope of the program committee that our efforts to be more supportive, committed and involved in the many existing activites within community such as the West Las Vegas Library, The Humanities and Cultural Arts, other greek organization and community events, will enable Alpha Kappa Alpha, to become known as the leading organization in our community. The committee recognizes that it not always possible to attend every event, but it is hoped that all sorors will take responsibility to be supportive of as many planned events for the coming year as possible.
Soror Ina Dorman

^SEPTEMBER, 2® 998 -
The meeting^^ffilled to order by spror Ina Dorman at 7:15 pm® .the home Ms. The new program®rgets were identified alc^g withHJe nevDMne MthM
Several wonderfuWfcl doabOproqraMSu®eSBoffs were prepared
ns ofWjrcpmmittee is that we, musS
^^rrie more committed to oaNcWtlWM any of program calen® of events andM ^^W^MaDareD^ented. It is ®o importanW beD^Mglobal and^commuMy Mned in oWseZ-i^^^ll ma^^MMW^hapter should be8®eiv!r®®®!Wl ^^Uam and guidelines presented at Boul^mMfew weeks.
ThefWMviiMis aWupgested.tentMMoalendachm^^WEtarqet!ZNas.
JAM/'ARY C hapte^WWoram will be presented to th^^M>ter
EEBRUAR«BLACK EAMII_Wu identify aSchool and spc^^ft famiDMismTn fconjunctionfcn PTA-Black RsMWvents wAthe faWv»
MARCH ECONOMIC?EMPOWERMENT (Awareness of Black Businesses and
APRIL IMMTH .(NBLIp!, A!dD^Mrenes®nd itsMpacMn African ^^informational senfflnarsM
MAY ^BfflmJCATION (PROJECT READ, Joint ^M^Mwith KappaSand other MnterMtpd fratern^M/^sororitiZs, motivational fair.
Presentaiori of scholarsW^^ioients.
JUNE ARTS (support events promoting the Arts-
sponsorsHp/grants for prominent African Americans-support an art exhibit that could double as* wine and cheese mixer fund raiflr
Right of Passage celebration-Juneteenth

LEADERSHIP and participate
sponsored by the more opporjtunftiesito
demonstrate and develop utilising both
graduate and
MWZioht of Passage1' fffir youth a way their *
accomplis,hm^^^^W^^Win our cum|el TlWevent w<Md last about^. months
June with the youth in various
targets. and fratern d be invited to
Iparticipate identify and be responsible youth whowould be
worthy of angKelsecation w
The resting waaaoiourned atlLWW

A Program Committee meeting was for Thursday December^ at
at the Ina Dorman. Unfortunately not enough committee
to conduct, business and a anotheSeeting'is scheduled for Thursday, :
10, at V^^^^^Mhome of Ina Dorman. The purpose offie presentMe calendUMt the
da^^W meeting.
- The committee has^^Wusly discussed participating in the many activities and
WWtural events th kt a're sponsored by variousWgani^ations. On Ehday Decern bsTWW
1998, thMrult^^Mnd Community Affairs UUUDn City oUMsZVeoas Department o^U
WMWre ^er^^sM^^Mred such an event, and help Reception for*artisO|
ANNIE LEE, Heights Arts GalleM ThisBbW^3isga!^^5.s.™
example of how thefcmapfiS^n take advantage of an oppoWMy to support
^Wrgram targets such as ARTS, BLACK EAMILV and^^Mur BLACK DOLLARS for
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT while enjoying the accomplishments of a very
yea>a sincere effort wWe made by® prog Mi committee .toIpro^W^I
th^Biapter with a information regarding .community calendar and the
coMrMffee would also appreciaWsorors,.sharing information with the
that it may be included in the Tea Rose Talk.
Respectfully submitted,

A Program Committee m^irtgSwa^^jd onlWursday December 10, at 6:00 p.m.,iWW the homjwf Ina Dorrnapi Members present were Clair Hart and Billie Rayford.
InformaTW was shared regarding the National Program Mlendar anMamotZMEacliM Emmittee cnaiMiljoreoeive an information packet and
target areas'. A t^ma£i\^ calendar of events^was discussed and
wM)e ready to present to theMapter MW^Mnuary nSig. The p»qram| Emmittee’ml also prepare update'dMformation for the chapter program each An effort®! be made to include monthly community eventstand
by the various cultural arts centers in the Tea Rose TalkWH
’’Since chairs werejpot abIMo attend this meeting, contact will be made
to further ideWfy activities and dates to bAlMW^Wn the ^ale^dar. The following are some of targets and ^tiMieML
JANUARYEARGET-Black Faffily.- Economic* EmpcMMment
Activity—Martin Luther King
ActivA—Mardi Gras Ball January 30, 1999
ffiBRUARY - TARGET -The Arts £ MDRioWBlack Ffia
■AZiM^^B I ack History Month Activities®
MARCH - TARGET - Economic Empowerments!!
MK5ti^ii\®Eounders Day - Undergird Week
APRIL -Health and Welln%$sp^
- Involvement with community health awareness
Drive - Red Cross

MAY - TARGET - Education
Activity—AKA Reception - 8-Gon
Activity—ProjedgEND (Nati^filJbBM
Activity— Conference
JUL\8rARGET - Leadership Seminar
Activity—Sack to SblWl Activity
SEPTEMBER - TARGET - Black Family - Sisterly
Activity—Golden Senior Month
Activity—Reactivation Activity
OCTOBE| - Membership - Black Family
Activity—Coat Drive
- TARGET - Black
Activity—Collecting and Donating Car Seats for safety
Activity—Thanksgwg Baskets
DECEMBER - TARGET -DiMrly Relations - ON TRACK Program)
Activity—AKAcademy (Mentor student 3-6 grade)
If a sincere effort is made to participate and support the numerous activities and events that already Mist within the community, all of the program targets will be met many times over.

The meeting was called to order by sorHna Dorman at 7:15 pm, at the homffof soror Ina. The new program targets were with the the
doable were prepared by soror
of theMommit^^Rthat we, the cfiHBgMffl to particMting in ai®)f program calendar of events.and that a® presented. to be more global and co mm
mined in ouh
program and ^^^Ws presented at Boule in a'fewwWDW
JANUARY Chapter program will be the chapter
conjurSon witnftheis.Qhool PTA-Black'S^/ events H the fami^H
^^BCH ECONOMIC EMPOWl^ENT (AwaremHBf Black Busfflsses and Black
APRIL HEALTH (NBLIC, Aids awareness andHimpaBjn --informational
MAY EDUCATION BrOJECT READ, Joint activities with Kappa&iiand other interested fraterniWs/ sorW^M^Mivatienal speakers-college faiffl Presentaion oS^mlarship recipients.
MNE THE ARTS (support community sponsored events promoting the Arts- sponsorship/grants for prominent African Americans-support an art exhibit that could double as wine and cheese mixer fund raiser
Right of Passage celebration-Juneteenth

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT(Support and participate in events more opportunit lesyto^ demonstrate and'develop leadersmp^Kil 111 ■‘Wina both
graduate and undergraduate sorors).
Passag^^jourj^mYyasjg|§o-aisc!!i^sea|a§E way accpmp^ments and WWWiWWMLltu?W This event from January to Jui^^^Wie youth aroMl
thM/e program Mgets. Other sMrities and fraternities would bMnyiM to w°uld identify and be resporfflle for volh who'EWWe worthy of.tmsln=g!wwibn and celeBranofflMl
ThMMeLJiiMMZs adjoWedkaWDW

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