Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Covington and Conyers, was honored with the First Place Chapter Connection CARES Award and the Attendance Award during AKA Day at the Georgia State Capitol.
AKA Day at the Georgia State Capitol was held on Monday, Feb. 17, with 181 members from throughout Georgia. Seventeen members were from Chi Tau Omega. The event, held annually, provides sorority members with the chance e to meet state legislators and discuss issues of concern.
This year, participants attended three empowering workshops that focused on various aspects of the organization's core values: Collaboration, Advocacy, Registration (Voter), Education, and Stimulation (CARES).
During the sessions, state legislators greeted participants and encouraged them to participate in the electoral process. State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, encouraged participants to consider running for public office.
At the awards luncheon, Chi Tau Omega was honored with the CARES award and for having the most chapter members in attendance at AKA Day at the Capitol. Sen. Jason Carter was recognized as the Legislator of the Year, and Civil Rights Legend, CT Vivian, received the Trailblazer Award.
February also marked the metro Atlanta AKAs' Founders Day celebration. The Chi Tau Omega chapter hosted the celebration luncheon at the Atlanta Marriott Marqui in downtown Atlanta. The metro-Atlanta chapters, which includes 14 graduate and 10 undergraduate chapters that serve the counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, and Rockdale, attended the the event.
Special guests included Marsha Lewis Brown, South Atlantic regional director; Ella Springs-Jones, 16th South Atlantic regional director; and Lucretia Peyton-Stewart, 13th South Atlantic regional director.
During an event prior to the luncheon, the Metro Atlanta AKAs presented three monetary donations to local organizations--Families First, Carrie Steele Pitts Home, and International Women’s House--for their outstanding service and commitment to helping others.
Pictured above left to right: Vivian Stone, Darlene Smith, Zenobia Mitchell-Jones, Debbie Hillman, Ebony Cobb, State Sen. Jason Carter, Joy Jackson-Guilford, Haroldeen Swearingen, Cynthia Brown and Dorothy Moore.