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Serve: Transforming Lives, Impacting Communities The Chicago Alumnae Chapter Many parents and guardians attend- jumped-off the 2010-11 Sorority year ed as well. with a new chapter initiative, Domes- The chapter collaborated with tic Violence Awareness. Under the the Lambda City-Wide Chapter and direction of the chapter's president, with the members of the Chicago Soror Taliva A. Tillman, the initia- Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi tive's co-chairs, Sorors Tracy Barnes- Fraternity, Inc. to collect cell phones Marshall, Dana London and Regina for use by women affected by domes- Scott, and their committee, have set tic violence. Chicago Alumnae mem- out to educate sorors on this societal bers donated personal care items Charlotte Alumnae Chapter sorors model affl to organizations that assist victims iction by providing valuable topi- their hats during Hattitude: Founders Day cal literature each month as well as of domestic violence and poverty; 2011. speaking on its mental and physical the organizations included the Well- affects and how to rescue yourself or spring Center of Hope, Family Rescue The ceremony included a someone from this abuse. Since do- and Remember the Children—Haiti rededication, a delicious brunch mestic violence can impact anyone, project. At the close of the Soror- buffet and a Hattitude contest the young girls of the chapter's Delta ity year, Chicago Alumnae hosted recognizing sorors wearing their GEMS program welcomed a presen- a thank you presentation for its do- best hats. Soror Angela Ray read an tation on domestic violence. They mestic violence initiative partners; original poem in tribute of Delta’s learned how to recognize the signs of thanking them for their commitment 22 founders. South Atlantic Regional domestic violence and how to seek to increase awareness of the perils of Chaplain Gloria Bolden delivered assistance. Taking this information domestic violence. ▲ words that were inspiring and timely to the community, Chicago Alumnae for the occasion. hosted a youth symposium where On March 23, 2011, the Columbia Chairs for the Founders Day the discussion focused on domestic (MD) Alumnae Chapter’s Delta event were Sorors Crystal Agurs and and teen dating violence. The event Scholars held the fi rst "No Smoking" Felicia Cooper. ▲ attracted 72 teens; 24 were males. Campaign Kick Off Assembly at Oak- PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Kappa Alpha Psi, Chicago Alumni Chapter polemarch, Michael Hughes, Sr.; Kappa Alpha Psi, Chicago Alumni Chapter reporter, Kevin Scott; CAC Domestic Violence Awareness Committee co-chair, Soror Regina Scott; CAC Delta GEMS co-chair, Soror Cathy Walker; Family Rescue, Charmee Jones-Douglas; CAC fi rst vice president, Dr. JoAnn Thomas Woods; CAC president, Soror Taliva A. Tillman; Remember the Children, Min. Claude Pressoir; Lambda Chapter fi nancial secretary, Soror Angelica London; Wellspring Center for Hope, Elouise Spencer; CAC Domestic Violence Awareness Committee co-chairs, Soror Tracy Barnes-Marshall and Soror Dana London. 85 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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