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AKAs celebrate Founder’s Day

“Celebrating Our Timeless Treasures: 109 Years of Sisterhood” was the theme at the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority’s Joint Founders’ Day Celebration held recently at the Gateway Dining and Event Center on the campus of Virginia State University in Petersburg.

“The Tau Phi Omega Chapter served as hostess to several chapters,” according to a press release.

“The luncheon, with musical selections by the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale, featured the recognition of Golden Sorors, 50 or more years of membership; Silver Stars, 25 or more years of membership; and Diamond Sorors, 75 or more years of membership; a tribute to the founders of the sorority entitled ‘We Speak Their Names,’ and a rededication ceremony.”

“The inspiring and informative message was presented by Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, a career reinvention strategist and women’s empowerment expert who is also an author, guest speaker and workshop leader. She is also a regular contributor to TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin. She is a member of AKA.”

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is an organization dedicated to serving the community through various service activities. It was founded at Howard University in Washington, D. C. in 1908.