Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held their 66th biennial international conference in Charlotte, North Carolina last week for a week long event designed to refresh and invigorate their historic sisterhood. Over 40 members of Jacksonville’s Gamma Rho Omega Chapter participated in the week long activities which culminated with the induction of the 29th international president, Dorothy Buchanan Wilson.
Buchanan Wilson’s 2014 – 2018 administration’s International Program will focus on the theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service,” through which the sorority’s 265,000 members and 986 local chapters will address community needs via programs in traditional and new target areas. It will consists of five target areas, one signature program, and specifically targeted community service days.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the nation’s first sorority established by African American women, was launched more than a century ago at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Gamma Rho Omega Chapter has served the Jacksonville Community since 1942.