In January 2014, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter, under the leadership of Tarangula B. Scott, president, released their history book entitled “Timeless Service in Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter” at the Greenbriar Children’s Center. Gamma Sigma Omega shares a historical relation with Greenbriar Children’s Center, Inc. and felt it was appropriate to unveil their history book at Greenbriar.
Authored by Emma Jean Hawkins Conyers, a chapter member, “Timeless Service in Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter” chronicles sorority women who sojourned in the life of Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the events that impacted this journey in Savannah, Georgia, 1943 – 2012. The chartering, subsequent administrations, members’ services in the community, leadership development, and memorable events are detailed. An orphanage for Black children gave impetus to the chapter’s first service project, the Greenbriar Children’s Center. In 1943, Adeline Graham, a White woman bequeathed funds to an organization that would establish an orphanage for Negro Children. The chapter accepted the challenge; thus, the legacy has been perpetuated. The book is available for purchase and Kindle download on Amazon.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-Lettered organization established by African American college educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace. The organization is led by its 28th International President Carolyn House Stewart of Tampa, Florida whose administration’s programmatic theme is “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.”