The Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted their 103rd Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Founders’ Day Observance Luncheon on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel.
Sorority members from throughout the city and surrounding areas attended as well as several members from other Greek letter organizations, the community, and the state.
Both Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. members, WSAV News Anchor, Mrs. Tina Tyus-Shaw, served as the spirited Mistress of Ceremony and Georgia State Representative, Mrs. Alisha Thomas Morgan, was the afternoon’s inspiring speaker. The momentous occasion was filled with rivoting reflections on the organization’s service to all mankind over the past 103 years as well as selections from the acclaimed Gamma Sigma Omega Chorale and the presentation of annual chapter awards. Mrs. Alvernia Jackson served as the Founders’ Day Chair.
The honor of Soror of the Year was awarded to Ms. Charlene Jones; The Honorable Dr. Clemontine F. Washington received the Countess Y. Cox Sisterhood Award; Ms. Taqwaa F. Saleem was recognized with the Evanel Renfroe Terrell Scholarship Award; and Gamma Sigma Omega posthumously honored the Rev. Dr. Bennie R. Mitchell with their prestigious Mozella Gaither Collier Community Service Award. 2010 Basileus Award recipients were: Mrs. Audrey Barnes Singleton, and Mrs. S. Renee Grant.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908 on the historic campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
For the last 103 years, the sorority has worked internationally to support service, scholarship, and sisterhood. The Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter implements the current Global Leadership through Timeless Service vision of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. program initiative in the Savannah area.
Mrs. Zena E. McClain, Esq. serves as the chapter president.