Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
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To: All Chapters From: International Nominating Committee Soror Stacy Lawrence Grooms, Chairman Re: 2010-2012 Slate of Candidates Date: March 2, 2010 ________________________________________________________________________ Dear Sorors,
Please find attached the certified slate of candidates for 2010-2012. We know that you have been anxiously awaiting this information, as you prepare yourselves for the next administration of leaders of our great sisterhood. There have been many challenges in getting this information prepared for you, as there were circumstances that had to be addressed that have never been dealt with in the history of our organization.
Sorors, as we move forward to elect our new leaders, please take the time to get to know all of the candidates and make an informed decision regarding our next administration. The future of our sisterhood depends on it.
Soror Stacy Lawrence Grooms Chairman, International Nominating Committee Soror Meredith L. Henderson Soror Tamik T. Pilgrim North Atlantic Region International Region Soror Lynette P. Henley Soror Brandi M. Smith Far Western Region Central Region Soror Laura A. Johnson Soror Anika A. Wilson Mid-Atlantic Region Mid-Western Region Soror Nichollette Lear Jones Soror C. Denise Wright South Central Region South Eastern Region Soror Kyra L. Kirkling Great Lakes Region
CANDIDATES FOR FIRST SUPREME ANTI-BASILEUS Juanita Sims Doty Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1972/Initiated as a General Member by Theta Sigma Omega Current Chapter/Region: Beta Delta Omega/South Eastern International Sorority Experience: South Eastern Regional Director, International Program Committee Directorate Liaison, Editorial Advisory Committee – Pearls of Service, International Program Committee Chairman, International Finance Committee, International Membership Committee Chairman, International Membership Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Anti-Grammateus, Parliamentarian Vision: My vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha is to perpetuate our Founders’ strong legacy of providing service to our global society, while nurturing our membership. Together, we will serve as goodwill ambassadors, identifying resources and strengthening partnerships that further the sorority’s mission. Future goals include: (1) enhancing proven program, membership and leadership development initiatives for undergraduates and graduates, (2) utilizing technology and innovative approaches to drive efficiency and effectiveness, and (3) being inclusive by listening and communicating to all members – from our energetic young to our silver, golden and diamond sorors. Together, we will uphold the integrity of our great sisterhood. Cynthia J. Thomas Finch Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1977/ Zeta Delta Current Chapter/Region: Psi Zeta Omega/South Eastern Region International Sorority Experience: South Eastern Regional Director, International Program Committee, Undergraduate Activities Committee Liaison, Ritual Committee, Time and Place Chairman Boule 2002, Senior Residence, Inc. Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos, Graduate Advisor, Ivy Leaf Reporter, Hodegos Other: Everyone is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. In July 2009, a three count felony indictment was returned against this candidate. The candidate entered a plea of not guilty. The charges involve questionable receipts totaling about $2,200. The court docket indicates that a trial date is set for April 13, 2010. Vision: To create within the sorority’s membership a renewed “spirit” of service to all mankind, one which is passionate, engaging, spiritual and with a friendly, sisterly attitude. Solicit empowering partnerships around the world to create life-sustaining outcomes. GOALS: (1) Ensure chapter representation at the national level, i.e., committees and task forces. Establish initiatives that create inclusion, transparency and ownership; (2) Implement a partnership with the Armed forces, both active and retired to show the sorority’s appreciation for keeping our country and the world safe; (3) Institute a strategic partnership that identifies the role AKA must play in creating a new economic workforce for the future. CANDIDATES FOR FIRST SUPREME ANTI-BASILEUS (Cont’d) Vicki Miles-LaGrange Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1972/Initiated as a General Member by Beta Sigma Omega Current Chapter/Region: Beta Sigma Omega/Mid-Western International Sorority Experience: Mid-Western Regional Director, International Risk Management Task Force, International Anti-Hazing Task Force Chairman, International Connection Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Graduate Advisor, Ivy Leaf Reporter Vision: My vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is that we will be restored to our greatness as captured in the preamble to our constitution. My goals are: 1. To be responsible and supportive of the Supreme Basileus, assisting her in the performance of her duties and presiding in her absence. 2. To humbly and proudly serve our sorority while maintaining my personal values of professionalism, integrity, and transparency; and 3. To serve as a helpmate to the Supreme Basileus as she administers sorority business and implements her program of the Boule with the vision and foresight of our Founders. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1978/Psi Current Chapter/Region: Upsilon Mu Omega/Central Region International Sorority Experience: Supreme Grammateus, Central Regional Director, Boule Rules Committee Chairman, International Program Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Epistoleus, Member-at-Large, Parliamentarian, Cluster Coordinator Vision: Today’s sorority operations are complex, requiring experience, shared accountability and flexibility. My vision is to remain true to our Founders traditions of service above self, sisterly leadership, and community programs. Three goals are advanced: 1) Strengthen the bonds of sisterhood and unity among sorors with a lifelong active membership program, utilizing proven sisterly relations strategies, formal mentoring and input from members. 2) Establish the sorority as “best in class” across program service areas by launching innovative, measurable approaches to provide essential life/work skills in our communities. 3) Utilize my network of financial and corporate resources to enhance programs. CANDIDATES FOR 2nd SUPREME ANTI-BASILEUS No Candidates
CANDIDATES FOR SUPREME GRAMMATEUS
Susan Simms Marsh Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1979/Iota Mu Current Chapter/Region: Epsilon Sigma Omega/North Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Technology Committee, International Nominating Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Epistoleus, Membership Chairman Vision: My vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha is to continue to build upon our legacy as a premier organization devoted to service and anchored by a sisterhood of empowered, determined, innovative women who remain committed to the principles upon which the Sorority was founded. My goals include: (1) Being an active member of the Directorate exercising sound judgment while strengthening corporate governance and creating an unprecedented level of openness for all sorors. (2) Delivering accurate and timely minutes to the Directorate and membership while maintaining records reflecting the Sorority’s dynamic history. (3) Using advanced technologies and techniques to enhance communications. Evelyn Sample-Oates Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1984/Lambda Zeta Current Chapter/Region: Rho Theta Omega/North Atlantic International Sorority Experience: North Atlantic Regional Director, International Standards Committee, Undergraduate Activities Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Second Anti-Basileus, Member-at-Large, Cluster Coordinator Vision: My vision is to ensure that Alpha Kappa Alpha is an entity that has secured treasured documents. My goals will be: (1) Security of Sorority Documents-to protect the sorority’s records as to perpetuate the legacy and future of the sorority, which I will accomplish by binding and digitally storing records; (2) Transparency-to make records and reports more transparent, available and electronically accessible to members through digital transformation, password-protected on-line archiving, members-only webinars and indexing records with optimized search capability; and (3) Accuracy-to create accurate documentation of our living history to perpetuate our longevity. Barbara J. Thomas Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1975/Gamma Upsilon Current Chapter/Region: Chi Psi Omega/South Atlantic International Sorority Experience: Centennial Tellers’ Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, 2nd Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos Vision: (1) To prepare and provide accurate and timely minutes of the Boule, Directorate and Educational Advancement Foundation; 2. To work in conjunction with the International Archives Committee in the preservation of the minutes of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; 3. To assist regional directors with the preservation of regional conference minutes for inclusion in our International Archives. CANDIDATE FOR SUPREME TAMIOUCHOS Delores Y. McKinley Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1973/Alpha Pi Current Chapter/Region: Zeta Rho Omega/South Atlantic International Sorority Experience: None Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Tamiouchos, Graduate Advisor Vision: I envision building upon the legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., that values and promotes itself as a fiscally sound organization. My goals include: 1. embracing, supporting and articulating the mission and goals of the 2010-2012 Directorate and Boule, while sustaining fiscal responsibility during these difficult economic times; 2. furthering professional development by expanding quality training programs including comprehensive procedures for completing accurate, clear and concise annual financial reports and budgets; and 3. informing sorors, via email blasts, of financial opportunities and resources available for their overall individual financial health and stability. CANDIDATE FOR UNDERGRADUATE MEMBER-AT-LARGE Jamila C. Hall Year/Chapter of Initiation: 2009/Gamma Mu Current Chapter/Region: Gamma Mu/South Eastern Sorority Experience: Basileus Vision: I plan to promote positive awareness of the stellar community service programs that the undergraduates participate in globally. I believe that the body of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated cannot function efficiently without its necessary pearls. I will assist in reclaiming and re-activating inactive sorors. My main goal is to be a servant leader, the voice of the undergraduates and to strengthen the mentorship between graduate and undergraduate sorors. If elected I promise to uphold the high ethical standards that our beloved sorors held near and dear to their hearts.
REGIONAL CANDIDATES: CANDIDATES FOR CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR Gisele’ M. Casanova Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1981/ Initiated as a General Member at Illinois Wesleyan University Current Chapter/Region: Chi Omega Omega/Central International Sorority Experience: International Technology Committee, International Nominating Committee Chairman, International Nominating Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Graduate Advisor, Parliamentarian, Historian, Membership Chairman Vision: As Central Regional Director, I will work collaboratively with Sorors of Central Region to: 1) promote leadership development by creating more leadership opportunities for undergraduate and graduate Sorors, utilizing our "untapped" resources; 2) increase avenues and frequency of communication across Central Region keeping Sorors abreast of regional and international news and information; 3) serve as the active voice that represents the interests and concerns of Central Region Sorors; and 4) ensure that the rich history, traditions, and service of the Sorors of Central are maintained, promoted, and exemplify the greatest region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Cheryl Lewis-Smith Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1992/ Lambda Gamma Omega Current Chapter/Region: Omicron Sigma Omega/Central International Sorority Experience: Boule Rules Committee, International Reinstatement Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Grammateus, Parliamentarian, Membership Chairman, Assistant Graduate Advisor, Anti-Grammateus, Pecunious Grammateus, Cluster Coordinator, Cluster Coordinator Chairman Vision: To support tangible networking and collegial bonding opportunities for chapter and soror enhancement as related to professional and personal development in an effort to better serve the needs of our respective communities. To embrace sisterly inclusiveness as related to chapter and individual soror involvement in regional and international programs and activities while focusing on generational and diversified needs of sorors. To promote a regional culture of progressive and cutting edge business and service practices while fostering support for Directorate initiatives.
CANDIDATES FOR CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR (Cont’d)_ Kathy A. Walker Steele Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1977/Delta Delta Omega Current Chapter/Region: Delta Delta Omega/Central International Sorority Experience: None Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Second Anti-Basileus, Parliamentarian, Ivy Leaf Reporter, Grammateus, Tamiouchos, Vision: My vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is that this premier sorority will continue to be supreme in service to all mankind. Beginning by asking the membership within our region to reflect on our founders’ vision and aspirations, charging each soror to govern themselves accordingly. It is imperative that we continue to build on our rich heritage to ensure our relevance and sustainability for generations to come. Goals: Reclaim and Retain Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorors within the region, Increase Financial, Civic and Community Partnerships within the region, and Embrace and promote the use of modern technology within the region.
CANDIDATE FOR FAR WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR LaVern M. Swain Tarkington Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1962/Eta Epsilon Omega Current Chapter/Region: Delta Beta Omega/Far Western International Sorority Experience: Far Western Regional Director, International Standards Committee, Far Western Regional Heritage Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos, Parliamentarian, Ivy Leaf Reporter, Cluster Coordinator Vision: Alpha Kappa Alpha women of the Far Western Region who are committed to the sorority’s service initiatives and the betterment of our organization and community. Our exuberance will radiate a spirit of Alpha Kappa Alpha as our founders envisioned. GOALS: To promote and maintain a spirit of inclusiveness among sorors that transcends the path to membership regardless of age and length of service, To cultivate leaders in the interest of the advancement of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, To promote partnerships with community agencies and organizations that channel resources globally to the concerns and issues of African-Americans.
CANDIDATES FOR GREAT LAKES REGIONAL DIRECTOR Alma Ivey Clarke Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1974/Gamma Kappa Current Chapter/Region: Tau Lambda Omega/Great Lakes International Sorority Experience: International Standards Committee Chairman, Undergraduate Activities Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Parliamentarian, Graduate Advisor Vision: I envision Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to remain the premier organization of its type and continue to pursue "things that are worthwhile". We will be committed to excellence and lifelong learning as we serve with dignity, integrity and respect for all. One heart, one purpose, and one way, AKA. GOAL: I will institute a Great Lakes Region Leadership Academy to provide all sorors the necessary training and preparation to move our sisterhood forward in an extraordinary way. I will strengthen the rapport with undergraduate sorors and I will lead by example with energy and enthusiasm. Excellence will be our hallmark! Charlene Truitt Nelson Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1974/Alpha Lambda Current Chapter/Region: Beta Eta Omega/Great Lakes International Sorority Experience: International Program Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Pecunious Grammateus, Parliamentarian Vision: My vision for the Great Lakes Region is to build and maintain an environment where the skills of all sorors can be utilized for the perpetuity of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. My vision comprises of enforcing a formal mentorship program for undergraduates sorors. My vision includes an environment where utmost respect for our sorority as an entity and each other as members will be embraced and encouraged. Service to our communities will be the order of the day as we utilize the processes and procedures already established by our Constitution, Standard Manual of Procedures and other procedural documents.
CANDIDATES FOR MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR Sharon McDonald Evans Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1994/Iota Kappa Omega Current Chapter/Region: Phi Theta Omega/Mid-Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Nominating Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Tamiouchos, Epistoleus, Co-Graduate Advisor, Cluster Coordinator Vision: I envision enhancing Mid-Atlantic region's infrastructure through shared leadership, capitalizing on the talents of sorors while serving as a catalyst for increased levels of collaboration, and implementing innovative communication strategies by fostering inclusion and sisterhood. These concepts will be achieved by: Shared leadership - creating opportunities for sorors to hold essential positions in their field of expertise while focusing on efficiency. Inclusion - successfully including undergraduate sorors while preparing them for future leadership roles and strengthening the bonds of sisterhood with graduate sorors. Communication - create venues to ensure clarity through various technology methods while enhancing sisterly relations through networking. Linda Henry Gilliam Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1970/Alpha Epsilon Current Chapter/Region: Pi Rho Omega/Mid-Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Nominating Committee, International Membership Committee, International Constitution Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Parliamentarian, Ivy Leaf Reporter, Chaplain Vision: With 39 years membership and years of service on the chapter, regional and international levels, including three international committees, as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, my vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha is to have a membership that is informed, empowered and encouraged to become the organization that impacts the world. My goals: (1) Utilize communication as a means of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency. It is a tool for information. (2) Utilize our documents to educate sorors. They are means of empowerment. (3) Create an environment that provides opportunities for shared decision making. It is an avenue for growth and encourages emergent leaders.
CANDIDATES FOR MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR (Cont’d) Simone Bowers Langley Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1993/Beta Iota Omega Current Chapter/Region: Beta Iota Omega/Mid-Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Buildings and Properties Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Epistoleus, Graduate Advisor Vision: In concert with our Sorority's vision, improving the plight of women is paramount. Statistics belie perceptions of equality in corporate America, especially among African Americans. Three specific goals will guide my efforts: 1. Increase developmental opportunities that will help members conquer the board room as well as the classroom. 2. Increase networking opportunities to produce an annual "enjoyment" opportunity external to the MAR Conference. 3. Create a regional "skills inventory" to establish a resource designed to utilize regional talent and ultimately enhance the organization globally.
CANDIDATES FOR MID-WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Jan M. Carpenter-Baker Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1977/Delta Tau Current Chapter/Region: Mu Omega/Mid-Western International Sorority Experience: International Program Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Hodegos, Chaplain, Graduate Advisor Vision: My vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha is one of unity, harmony, sisterhood and an unbreakable spirit that will transcend the diversity of women that our organization is comprised of and truly making Service Supreme. To create opportunity for leadership for all sorors who wish to serve, reclaim those who have left, retain the existing membership and embrace the new that are invited to join. We cannot function without "service and membership". My goals during my term of office should I be elected are: Shared leadership, developing leaders/mentorship of our Undergraduates and constant communication and accessibility throughout the region. Margaret Florence Evans Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1970/Delta Upsilon Current Chapter/Region: Beta Omega/Mid-Western International Sorority Experience: Mid-Western Regional Heritage Committee, International Human Resource Committee, International Vendors Committee, International Tellers Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Second Anti-Basileus, Grammateus, Anti-Grammateus, Tamiouchos, Epistoleus, Parliamentarian Vision: My vision is to increase the quality of service Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated provides to the communities we serve my engaging every graduate and undergraduate Soror in the chapters of the Mid-Western Region. To attain my vision, I will accomplish three key goals: Reclaim our lost Pearls, Retain current Sorors and Re-Energize all to joyfully contribute their time, talent, expertise, and wisdom to fulfill our Founder's dream of providing service to all mankind. I will work closely with the Directorate and communicate with every chapter in a timely manner. Maggieann W. Green Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1977/Theta Beta Current Chapter/Region: Beta Sigma Omega/Mid-Western International Sorority Experience: EAF Regional Coordinator, EAF Human Resources, EAF Scholarship Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Epistoleus, Ivy Leaf Reporter Vision: My Vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha is, as Sorors, we will stand tall on the shoulders of those who came before us, our founders, and focus on our purpose by delivering sound programs of substance and quality to our communities. My 3 goals for my term of office are: 1. Increased usage of technology across the region, 2. Increased involvement of undergraduates in regional and national activities, 3. Provide leadership training for chapter officers and chapter committee chairmen. CANDIDATES FOR NORTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR Meredith L. Henderson Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1985/Omicron Nu Omega Current Chapter/Region: Delta Mu Omega/North Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Nominating Committee, International Connection Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Epistoleus, Parliamentarian, Cluster Coordinator Vision: My vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is to continue in its tradition and maintain its long standing legacy. My dedication and commitment to the Sisterhood is perpetual and I have maintained an efficient level of service in many capacities. This has afforded me the knowledge, ability and insight that would allow me to be an exemplary North Atlantic Regional Director. My vision is as follows: To allow for an ALL – Inclusive Organization that embodies every Soror; To allow for increased transparency to ensure accountability; and To enhance the level of integrity to perpetuate a clearer vision of the Sorority. Constance R. Pizarro Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1979/Kappa Phi Current Chapter/Region: Nu Xi Omega/North Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Membership Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Grammateus, Graduate Advisor Vision: My vision is to Capture the Promise of tomorrow. We must get back to the basics of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - the three S's - sisterhood, scholarship and service. We must work together to establish an environment that encourages transparency, accountability and unity. Goal 1: to ensure that we engage in Congenial Practices with every Soror we meet. Goal 2: to develop programs that recognizes students who Consistently Perform at a level that exemplifies the high scholastic standards put forth in our purpose. Goal 3: to implement innovative Community Partnerships to enhance the service we provide.
CANDIDATES FOR SOUTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR Marsha Lewis Brown Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1972/Zeta Omicron Current Chapter/Region: Gamma Theta Omega/South Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Standards Committee, South Atlantic Regional Heritage Committee Chairman Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Grammateus, Tamiouchos, Parliamentarian Vision: I envision that Alpha Kappa Alpha will always be a compassionate sisterhood that promotes unity, supports scholarship, and inspires members to render exemplary service locally, regionally and internationally. My goals are: (1) aggressively encourage and promote membership retention and reclamation including transition of undergraduate sorors to graduate chapters; (2) maintain transparency, integrity and effective communication in the execution of the role of Regional Director; and (3) capitalize on community partnerships that support and enhance Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's mission and programs. Earlene Striggles Horne Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1971/Zeta Xi Current Chapter/Region: Zeta Rho Omega/South Atlantic International Sorority Experience: International Membership Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Parliamentarian, Chaplain, Ivy leaf Reporter, Cluster Coordinator Vision: My vision is for the South Atlantic Region to be Alpha Kappa Alpha's leading region with award-winning community service programs; best practice chapter operations; spirited membership reclamation campaign; regional undergraduate transition program; and enhanced sisterly relations that will transform the way we're recognized locally, nationally and globally. My goals are to focus on ensuring chapters have needed tools to implement premier service programs; introduce a regional initiative to reduce the number of inactive sorors and retain undergraduate sorors during transition; and create best practice models to ensure chapters are operating in the most efficient and effective manner.
CANDIDATE FOR SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR Gwendolyn J. Brinkley Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1975/Alpha Kappa Omega Current Chapter/Region: Alpha Kappa Omega/South Central International Sorority Experience: South Central Regional Director, Honorary Members/Awards Committee Directorate Liaison, International Nominating Committee, International Constitution Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Financial Secretary, Philacter, Graduate Advisor Vision: I envision that Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue to have a solid foundation of sisterhood, which will keep it a powerful force in Service to All Mankind. If I am reelected, I will endeavor to do what is right and proper, by fostering the following goals: 1. Encourage total regional support for the International Program thrust and make our region a leader in the sorority. 2. Maintain an open and honest line of communication with all sorors by being accessible and timely in responding to all inquiries. 3. Strengthen the bonds of sisterhood and bridge the gap between graduate and undergraduate sorors.
CANDIDATES FOR SOUTH EASTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR Faye Pond-Haygood Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1988/Beta Xi Omega Current Chapter/Region: Beta Xi Omega/South Eastern International Sorority Experience: International Program Committee, South Eastern Regional Heritage Committee Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Pecunious Grammateus, Cluster Coordinator Liaison Vision: My vision is to enhance the service, leadership development, mentoring, and knowledge of sorority documents for Undergraduate and Graduate Sorors. Three goals for my term in office are to: (1) Serve as the liaison between the Region and the Directorate for the development and implementation of programs, (2) Provide and foster effective communication throughout the region, and (3) Maintain accountability and responsibility for the organizational and financial business of the region. Lastly, I will ensure that I am open for discussion, enthusiastic and sisterly, honest in my duties, and available to Sorors. Adrienne Pope-Kelly Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1970/Gamma Mu Current Chapter/Region: Epsilon Gamma Omega/South Eastern International Sorority Experience: None Chapter Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos Vision: Improve Understanding of Alpha Kappa Alpha by launching an intense focus on her policies, procedures and programs via use of technology. Create and establish on-line tools to improve sorors search for specific documents and program execution guidance. Greater Undergraduate Involvement: Establish State-Wide Undergraduate Peer Councils consisting of Undergraduate Chapters’ Basilei to assist in resolving undergraduate issues. I will propose adding undergraduates to Heritage Teams. Simplify Tracking of Chapter Actions at Regional Office: Publish time standards for processing of actions within the regional office and provide online chapter visibility on status of requests/approvals. Provide financial transparency of regional funds.
CANDIDATES FOR INTERNATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE CENTRAL REGION Sheila M. Bonds Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1989/Epsilon Xi Current Chapter/Region: Alpha Mu Omega/Central Sorority Experience: Central Region Protocol Liaison, International Protocol Liaison, Executive Assistant to the International Regional Director, Graduate Advisor, Ivy Leaf Reporter Other: Suspended February 1993-January 1995 Sonya L. Bowen Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1987/Epsilon Rho Current Chapter/Region: General Member/Central Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos, Parliamentarian, Pecunious Grammateus, Philacter Deborah A. Underwood Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1975/Eta Alpha Current Chapter/Region: Theta Omega/Central Sorority Experience: International Protocol Committee, Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Grammateus, Epistoleus, Graduate Advisor
FAR WESTERN REGION Lynette P. Henley Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1978/Eta Lambda Current Chapter/Region: Kappa Beta Omega/Far Western Sorority Experience: International Nominating Committee, Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Parliamentarian GREAT LAKES REGION Rhonda L. Taliaferro Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1977/Alpha Sigma Current Chapter/Region: Alpha Alpha Omega/Great Lakes Sorority Experience: Great Lakes Regional Heritage Committee, Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Anti-Grammateus, Hodegos MID-ATLANTIC REGION No Candidates MID-WESTERN REGION Anika A. Wilson Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1995/Beta Sigma Omega Current Chapter/Region: Beta Sigma Omega/Mid-Western Sorority Experience: International Nominating Committee, Second Anti-Basileus, Anti- Grammateus, Undergraduate Advisory Council Chairman NORTH ATLANTIC REGION
No Candidates SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION No Candidates SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Jackie LaVern Gorman-Johnson Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1978/Beta Eta Current Chapter/Region: Alpha Tau Omega/South Central Sorority Experience: Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Graduate Advisor Danette Anthony Reed Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1976/Gamma Chi Current Chapter/Region: Omicron Mu Omega/South Central Sorority Experience: International Finance Committee, International Nominating Committee (UG), Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos, Anti-Grammateus Katina M. Semien Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1996/Beta Psi Current Chapter/Region: Gamma Eta Omega/South Central Sorority Experience: South Central Regional Heritage Committee, Anti-Basileus, Cluster Coordinator, Graduate Advisor
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION (Cont’d) Yasmin Barnes Tolliver Year/Chapter of Initiation: 2000/Upsilon Lambda Omega Current Chapter/Region: Upsilon Lambda Omega/South Central Sorority Experience: Basileus, First Anti-Basileus, Second Anti-Basileus, Grammateus, Historian, Hodegos SOUTH EASTERN REGION C. Denise Wright Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1996/ Beta Delta Omega Current Chapter/Region: Beta Delta Omega/South Eastern Sorority Experience: International Nominating Committee, Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Tamiouchos, Ivy Leaf Reporter INTERNATIONAL REGION (to be ratified at the Boule’) Maria Antonia Encarnacion Year/Chapter of Initiation: 1994/Mu Gamma Omega Current Chapter/Region: Mu Gamma Omega/International Sorority Experience: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Grammateus
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