The 67th Annual Debutante Presentation and Ball was held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in the Ballroom of the Alee Temple. The Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presented seventeen (17) Debutantes.
The Debutantes were honored, following the Presentation, during the Annual Formal Alpha Ball. The Debutante Season began on January 30, 2011 when the Prospective Debutantes and their parents/ guardians became acquainted with the Brothers of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter and the Alphabettes’ (wives and widows of the Brothers) Debutante Committee in the Economic Opportunity Authority Banquet Room.
The program was conducted by Brother Ramon J. Ray, Social Committee Chairman; Mrs. Lori Williams, President of the Alphabettes and “Get Acquainted” Co- Chairpersons were Mrs. LaTasha Swain Gilliard and Mrs. Kimberly E. McGuire.
Highlights of the season included Charm School conducted by Mrs. Valarie West, General Chairperson; and Mrs. Elainor Ray and Mrs. Lori Williams Charm School Co-Chairperson. Mrs. Cora Scott, Ms. Selicia S. Williams, Mrs. Helen W. Waring, Mrs. Jeannette Glover, and Ms. Tiffany Evans of Cora’s Beauty Salon presented hair care, skin care, nail care and make-up using some participants as models.
In June, the Debutantes and their parents held a “A Southern Tea and Talent Social” was held at the Mercer Auditorium at the Hoskins Center on the Campus of Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Beverly Copeland, Mrs. Wilmotine Ellis, and Mrs. Lillie J. Ray also assisted the Debutantes throughout the season.
These seventeen (17) young ladies are active in the community as volunteers to various charitable organizations and provided hundreds of hours of volunteer service.
They are pursuing their dreams through post-secondary education. They are also high academic achievers and received many scholarships and awards.
The Brothers of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., President Brother Tyrone Price and the Alphabettes express their sincere congratulations to the 2011 Debutantes and their parents/guardians.