Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated followed the directive of Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the International Program Committee for its approximately 1,000 Chapters and made decorative dresses out of pillowcases, as a local sisterly relations activity for underprivileged girls in selected countries of Africa.
35,000 dresses were brought July 9-14, 2016, to Atlanta, Georgia, host city, for the sorority’s bi-annual conference meeting of its membership; where more than 22,000 were in attendance, the second largest attendance for a bi-annual conference meeting in the sorority’s history. Little dresses were assembled, labeled, packaged according to size and prepared to be shipped to Africa, especially the countries of Tanzania, South Africa, Liberia and Nigeria, where Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has graduate chapters for follow through of the project.
Chi Psi Omega Chapter was proud to take part in this worthwhile project, make a difference in the well-being of disadvantaged children, bring and drop off 145 colorful and decorative dresses.
Chapter members registered and in attendance at the conference were: Venetta McCullough, President; Andrea Bailey-Dowling, Juline Blanfort, Ernestine H. Bobb, Lisa Brown, Miriam Cato, Sherri Cooper, Bennie J. Edwards, Jerelene S. Franklin, Tanika Franklin-Francis, Yulanda Ellis, Michelle Green, Ashley Greene, Revertha W. Grace, Brandi Joseph, Emma H. Kurtz, Kiara Latson, Kayla Latson, Ann B. Lee, Carla Navarro, Joel D. McCray, Veronica E. Phillips, Avis Proctor, Jennifer Reckley, Tricia Richardson-Roberts, JoAnnethier Ritter, Antoinece Robinson, Lisa M. Smith, Tscharner Miller Strapp, Barbara J. Thomas, Joyce W. Toran, Cheryl R. Waide, Candace M. Wardlaw, Kimberly M. Williams, Malikh F. Williams and Luwando Wright-Hines.