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Winter Issue of the North Atlantic Region's newsletter.

Greetings 3
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Regional Director’s 6
Itinerary 8
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Programs
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Membership 11
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Educational 14
Advancement
Foundation

Technology
Communications

Standards
General Members

Graduate Advisers
Mental Health

Undergraduate
Corner

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Greetings Sorors: uplifting air of excitement while in your company.

As we look forward to the new year and all of the It is refreshing to see sorors who are encouraged
promise that it brings, please take a moment to and engaged in conducting the business of Alpha
reflect on what we are grateful for. In the spirit of Kappa Alpha. This could not have happened
the holiday season, I reflect on my inspiration. He without each of your gifts and talents, freely given.
Your service and sistership has made our
seemed to not have very much going for him:
poor parents, shabby surroundings, born amongst collective actions speak louder than words.

stable animals. Such humble beginnings, yet the Please enjoy this newsletter: a small glimpse of all

power of the love he generated is felt in the peace, the notable happenings in our noteworthy region.

goodwill and charity of all who embrace that spirit And please continue to rise to the challenge of
sharing your gifts and talents as we greet 2020. I
of love. hear your voice of excellence leading, serving and

In light of that spirit of love, I thank each of you. giving with love.

The Notable North Atlantic Region has enjoyed a Leading With a High Note,
wonderfully productive year because of your gifts.

It’s been a joy to see your work in action as I

visited numerous chapter meetings and events. In

addition, I have attended all Directorate meetings
and conference calls. Most importantly, I do my Soror Mary

best to respond to your needs and address

problems in the region.

We have seen record-breaking service project Above: Madam Regional Director pictured with various sorors 3
numbers, a record number of MIPs and record at the CBC St. Jude’s NPHC Reception, including Undergraduate
attendance at the Undergraduate Round Up and Member-At-Large Soror Hollye Weekes, Supreme First Anti-
Cluster conferences. The feedback from the post Basileus Soror Danette Anthony Reed, Supreme Basileus Soror
conference surveys reflects a high level of Glenda Glover, Supreme Grammateus Chelle Luper Wilson, and
satisfaction as well as insightful suggestions on Chief of Staff Soror Martha Perrine Beard.
how to improve. I look forward to providing you
with a summary report of regional activities at the
January 11, 2020 Leadership Summit. I’m ready to
welcome your chapter and especially your chapter
leadership at this important beginning of the new
year.

Reflecting on this past year, I have experienced an3

Oct. 31 - Directorate Meeting (Philadelphia, PA) Jan. 11 Regional Leadership Summit (Parsippany, NJ)
Nov. 3 Jan. 12
Nov. 8 Chat with Anna Easter Brown Leadership Jan. 17-18 Chartering Ceremony Royal Pearls of Sussex
Nov. 9 Institute Scholars Jan. 26 (Sussex, DE)
Nov. 10 Cluster III Leadership Conference
(White Plains, NY) Feb. 8 Visit with Middletown Odessa-Townsend
Nov. 16-18 Feb. 9 Pearls of Distinction Interest Group (DE)
Nov. 22 Cotton Club Brunch Fundraiser hosted by Feb. 15
Dec. 4-7 Omicron Xi Omega Chapter and Pearls and Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic/Cluster I Joint
Dec. 8 Ivies Foundation (Hanover, NJ) Founders’ Day Celebration. Madam Supreme
10th Anniversary “Cellabration” of The Sickle Basileus will be the Keynote Speaker
Dec. 15 Cell Association of New Jersey. (College Park, MD)
Dec. 17 Commendation to Regional Director Mary
Bentley LaMar as founder of the organization NARC Awards Judging (Newark, NJ)
(Parsippany, NJ)
Cluster V Founders’ Day (TBA)
Undergraduate Chapter Visit and NARC 2020 Feb. 21 - 23
Cluster IV Founders’ Day (TBA)
Planning Meeting (Hartford, CT) Mar. 4 - 8
Directorate Meeting (Orlando, FL)
Morgan State University Choir Concert hosted
89th North Atlantic Regional Conference
by Pi Kappa Omega Chapter and Pearls of (Hartford, CT)

Service Foundation (Harlem, NY) Mar. 13 - 15 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
(Richmond, VA)
Association of Fraternity and Sorority Mar. 20– 22
Advisors Annual Meeting (Anaheim, CA) Apr. 10 - 12 Midwest Regional Conference
(Norman, OK)
Chartering Ceremony for the Progressive
Pearls of Prince George’s County (College South Central Regional Conference
Park, MD) (Fort Worth, TX)

Visit with the Southern Pearls of Prince Jul. 15 - 19 International Regional Conference
George’s County Interest Group 69th Boule (Philadelphia, PA)

Omicron Xi Omega MIP Luncheon Speaker
(Short Hills, NJ)

NARC 2019 Planning Meeting (Hartford, CT)

HOLIDAY BREAK : 4

DECEMBER 22, 2019—JANUARY 6, 2020

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REGIONAL COMMITTEES EXECUTIVE Geniece Gary-Adams
Alberta Susan Wells
Please visit akanorthatlantic.org for contact information of all committee chairmen. Executive Assistants to
the Regional Director Deborah M. Wilson
REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Transition Team
AKArazzi Regina Fleming*
Archives+ Charlane Brown-Wyands INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEES
Awards Aida Roberts Bush
Communications Liz Nolley Tillman All positions appointed by the Supreme Basileus.
Connection+ Erma Barron
Reg’l Parliamentarian Dorothy Jackson INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NAR REPRESENTATIVE
Regional Pecunious Ruth Marcus-Sturgis Basilei Certification
Grammateus Chapter History Book Chenita Daughtry
Corporate Sponsorship Regenia Moore-Lee LaKeita Carter
EAF+ Susan Peevy Constitution Bonnie Murdah (C)
Regional Tamiouchos Shariah Dixon-Turner Toyin Ajasin
Fund Development Tracey Barbour-Gillett Contracts Advisor/Special Aseeli Coleman (UG)
General Member Liaison Sandra Lee Resource Committee
Golden Sorors Carolyn Weeks Corporate Strategic Partners Arlean Leland (C)
Regional Hodegos MaryFrances Perkins Diamond Golden Silver Alicia Tibbs Tolson
Amanda Koon* Angela Gibson
Leadership Institute Jacqueline McGuire Disaster Relief Committee Jasmine Adkins Moore (C)
Dean
Logistics Wdonna Woods Nelson Economic Impact Study Angela Parks
Medical Response Tiffani Middleton Kim Dumpson
Membership+ Arla J. Bentley Finance Mary Bentley LaMar
MIP + Yvette Gray Deborah M. Wilson
Music Rochelle Archelus Foundations Cheryl Petty Garnette
89th North Atlantic Chenita Daughtry Graduate/Undergraduate April Hamilton
Regional Conference (Chairman) Task Force Jenika Hyppolite (UG)
NJ Specialty License Sherri Eure-Washington Graduate Advisors Joanna Langston (C)
Plate Coordinator Certification
Nominating (elected) Lavdena Adams Orr HBCU Task Force Tamara Lewis
Print Gina Scott Human Resources Cerise Jeanye Little
Tonja Ringgold Impact Days Nicole Watson Sumpter
Program+ Edith Pearson Mitchell Hazel Estwick Hurley
(Resource) International Day of Prayer Brenda Smith (C)
Program - Robyn Jones* Adriane Blair Wise
Health & Wellness Investments Karla Hall (C)
Properties Store Director Shenette Osario Clark Shariah Dixon Turner
Protocol Frances Frost Investigative Team Lezell Murphy
Regional Chaplain Adriane Blair Wise Leadership Development Shari McCoy
Roselyn Grant Desiree McNeil
Risk Management + Haley Dunson (Resource) Leadership Fellows Elicia Pegues Spearman (C)
Stephanie Rawlings Blake Karen M. Spruill
Rituals+ Destiny Boykin Liaison to Capitol Hill Erica Johnson
Sisterly Relations+ Maisha Duncan Carey* Jennelle Rush (C)
Social Media Arlean Leland Protocol Tracey Simmons Hart
Soror Bill of Rights Beverly Malloy Kristia Watkins (Resource)
Standards Operations+ Norma Evans Publications/
Standards Investigation+ Candace Glover Datcher Communications Doxie McCoy
(resource) Reinstatement Task Force Kendra Brown
Technology Aubreana S. Holder Sanctions Review Erma Barron (C)
Undergraduate Activities Geniece Gary Adams Special Advisors Vivian Smith (C)
Vendor Relations Selena Robinson Shauna Berry Cooke
Special Projects Africka Hinds
Kim Daniel-Robinson
Strategic Planning Andrea Webster
Technology Lucy M Brice (UG)
Undergraduate Activities

REGIONAL COMMITTEES DIRECTORY:
+Regional Representatives appointed by Supreme Basileus
*Vice-Chairman

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE Contact: Soror Tonja Ringgold, Chairman

[email protected]

Cluster Leadership Conference Target 5 Donations

Sorors of the “Notable” North Atlantic Region, thank you for all your hard
work. You have exceeded expectations with your level of donations during
this year’s Cluster Leadership Conferences. Collectively, the North Atlantic
Region donated 9,481 items (shoes, eyeglasses, dresses/shirts) to
Soles4Souls and the Lions Club International.

As you are aware, under the Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable
Service Program, the sorority has a partnership with Soles4Souls (S4S) to collect 500,000 pairs of
shoes over a four (4) year period (2018 - 2022). A component of this partnership is that for
every 25,000 pairs of shoes collected, Alpha Kappa Alpha will win a trip to travel with Sole4Souls on
an international trip to deliver the shoes as well as pillowcase project dresses/shirts.

The total number of shoes donated through April 2019 was 131,762. The North Atlantic Region had
two (2) chapters which placed in the top 10 of all chapters donating shoes! During the week of April
7 – 11, 2020, these chapters, along with the North Atlantic Regional Representative to the
International Program Committee (NAR Program Chair) will travel to Honduras with other sorors
from the nine (9) regions and Sole4Souls to distribute shoes and the pillowcase dresses/shirts.

NAR Sole4Souls International Travel Winners
• Sigma Zeta Omega - Cluster 2 (4th Place) - Soror Renee Nelson
• Sigma Psi Omega - Cluster 3 (9th Place) – Soror Cheryl Goodridge

Take time to congratulate these chapters and wish the traveling sorors a safe trip. While we are
there we will also celebrate Global Impact Day which is April 10, 2020.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE CONT;

Breast Cancer Survivor Video Series
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
in October, we celebrated the lives of our
survivors by hearing and sharing their stories. We
thank all of our survivors who submitted videos
sharing their stories. You can see the entire video
series on the Region’s Facebook page at https://
www.facebook.com/AKANorthAtlanticRegion
or our website at https://aka1908.com/
northatlantic/news/article/breast-cancer-
survivors/

End of Year International Program Reporting

Sorors, all International Program Reports are due

December 31, 2019, but don’t wait until the last

hour to submit. Early is always best! The

International Program Reporting site is located on

AKA1908.com. Upcoming Community Impact Days

As a reminder, if you do not submit your reports Sorors, the updated 2019-2020 International
by the required deadline, your chapter will not be Program Calendar has been released and given to
eligible for International Program Awards during all participants who attended the Excellence
the North Atlantic Regional Conference in workshop on Programs during the Leadership
Hartford Connecticut, March 2020. Seminar in Tennessee. In the 2019-2020
International Program Calendar, you will find

International Program Reports to submit: highlights of Community Impact Days and
• Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action suggestions for the implementation of these days
o Market & Promote HBCU Activity Report at the chapter level. The listing of dates for the
o $upport HBCU End-of-Year Report upcoming impact days are:

• #CAPSM Activity Reports • January 20, 2020 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
International Day of Service

• Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness • February 7, 2020 – Pink Goes Red Day for
o Women’s Health Activity Reports Heart Heath

• April 10, 2020 – AKA Global Impact Day

• Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy Observance

o Building Your Economic Legacy Activity The "Notable" North Atlantic Region is making an
Report impact. Thank you sorors for your dedication and
service. Have a great winter and spring!
o Black Dollar 365 Purchase Report

• Target 4: The Arts!

o The Arts! Activity Report

• Target 5: Global Impact
o Global Assistance Report
o Refugees in American Assistance

Program (RAAP) Report

• Community Impact Days Reports

• Other Programs

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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Contact: Soror Arla J. Bentley, Chairman

Calling ALL Chapter [email protected]
Membership
Committee Chairmen
and Committee
Members!

The journey continues….
Membership is PEARLfection!
The End of the Year reporting
season is upon us and your International Membership
Committee anticipates chapters showing up and showing
out!! Report #8 is officially due December 31st to the
Corporate Office, Regional Directors, and Regional
Representatives to the International Membership
Committee; however, if your chapter is PEARLfect, let’s
do this ASAP!! #EXCELLENCEisearly!

Membership and Mentoring: A Pearlfect Combination for Lifelong Sisterhood!
Please take note, review and act on the updated Mentoring Manual & Reactivation Toolkit both included in the
upcoming 2019 Fall Mailing. In order for chapters to retain membership with lifelong active sisterhood,
mentoring is essential! Your International Membership Committee is pleased to present these valuable tools to
assist in building effective chapter mentoring programs.

PEARLfect chapters are already planning Reactivation Day activities. Sorors, it’s never too early to plan and
implement reactivation events!! The newly revised Reactivation Workplace toolkit provides strategies and ideas to
reactivate members, but also to retain them by welcoming sorors home with Excellence!

All pearls reclaimed from September 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020 should be documented for chapter
recognition at Regional Conference as a BEST OF THE BEST Chapter!

In order to be considered for Membership Best of the Best, Chapters must do the following:
• Submit the completed EOY Membership Report #8 by December 31, 2019 to the Regional Director AND

International Membership Representative.
• Report at least one (1) Reactivation activity as completed in 2019.

• Report at least one (1) reactivated soror during the 2019-2020 campaign period.

January 15th is Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Reactivation Day. We know ALL chapters are preparing to reclaim sorors and
welcome home our inactive pearls. The International Membership Committee is pleased to announce the theme,
“It’s a Celebration! 2020 Reactivation Day” as we gear up for reactivation success.

Finally, sorors, the Online Membership Directory is LIVE! This milestone project is a history maker for our great
sorority! Sorors, please update your profile information! This is only the beginning of how this online focus will
enhance our esteemed sisterhood! Plan an activity during your next chapter meeting to help sorors update their
profiles and use the information to connect with their line sisters and friends as we continue to promote
Excellence in membership.

Membership is PEARLfection!!!

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EDUCATIONAL Contact: Soror Susan Peevy, EAF Coordinator

ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION [email protected]

Sorors of the Notable North Atlantic Region:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For your committed support and commitment to
EAF.

The theme approved Thursday, October 31, 2019 for the Educational Advancement
Foundation’s [EAF] 40th Anniversary for the 2020 Regional Conference and Boule is
"Excellence At Forty"! Sorors look out for upcoming ways you will be able to celebrate
40 Years of Life Long Learning.

DID YOU KNOW: EAF FACT #1
My chapter is doing a fundraiser; can I use the EAF
logo?

All logo requests need to be made to the EAF
Executive Director. If you have questions, please
contact your Regional EAF Coordinator.

DID YOU KNOW: EAF FACT #2
There were NO applicants for the 2019 Youth
Partners Accessing Capital (Youth P.A.C.) Service
Awards. Undergraduate chapters now have until
Sunday, December 8, 2019 to submit their entries
which supports one of the 5 platform targets.

DID YOU KNOW: EAF FACT #3
Nominations for 2020-2022 five (5) EAF At-Large
Directors are now available. Click here to access the
form. The deadline for paper nomination packets to
be received at Corporate is Tuesday, December 31,
2019.

DID YOU KNOW: EAF FACT #4
EAF chapter level contributions must be received at the Corporate Office by Saturday, February 1, 2020 in order
to receive Silver, Gold and Platinum chapter level recognition at the 89th Regional Conference in Hartford, CT.
Remember Corporate Office is closed on Saturdays. It is recommended that you mail your chapter level
contribution no later than Monday, January 27, 2020.

Sorors thank you for heeding the call and submitting your EAF Community Assistance applications.
Congratulations are due to four (4) North Atlantic Region winning entries for EAF Community Assistance Awards.
Awards will be notified in December 2019. Look out for upcoming notifications! You could be a winner!!

Diamond Soror Endowment

Sorors we are still collecting donations to capitalize our North Atlantic Diamond Soror Endowment.
This endowment will be used to pay conference registrations [Regional / Boule / Leadership]
expenses for our precious Diamond Sorors! We currently have approximately 40 Diamond Sorors in
the Notable North Atlantic Region. This action is a result of a request made during the 2019 – 88th
North Atlantic Regional Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. The request was to establish a Diamond
Sorors Endowment for the Notable North Atlantic Region.

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TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

End of the Year Online All NAR Clusters Now on Social
Reminder Media

Basilei and Technology PINK TEA ROSES to our Cluster
Chairmen, please Coordinators and the Regional Social
remember the End of The Media Team on the establishment of
Year Online Presence Facebook pages for all of our
Report is due by Clusters and the launch of a new
December 31, Instagram page for Cluster IV.
2019. Please send your
completed form to the North Atlantic Region Tech Share Your Chapter News on Social Media
Evaluation Team at: [email protected] You
can find the fillable online Presence Evaluation form If you have chapter news to share, please send it to your
in the Members’ Only section of the regional website Cluster Coordinator so she can get it to the Administrators
and aka1908.com of your respective Cluster social media sites.

NAR Online Conference Registration System Tip: Tag your Cluster’s Social Media page to make sure they
Updates have been made for a cleaner look for the see your pre-approved content for resharing! When in
registration of conferences this season, with updates doubt, you may also submit your content
to the meal option selection. Please register early and to [email protected] and the Regional Social
try to access your online conference account as soon Media team will get it to the right sorors for posting.
as possible.
North Atlantic Region
If you have any questions regarding online
registration or difficulty logging in to the online • https://www.facebook.com/AKANorthAtlanticRegion
registration system, please send an email • https://www.instagram.com/nar_1908/
to [email protected] . • https://twitter.com/AKANARegion

Cluster Coordinators and Cluster Pages:

Cluster I: Soror Corinne Moody

• https://www.facebook.com/NARAKACLUSTERI/

Cluster II: Soror Gia James

• https://www.facebook.com/NARCLUSTERII/

Cluster III: Soror Nikki Tillman Lofton

• https://www.facebook.com/NARCLUSTERIII/

Cluster IV: Soror Shelley Worrell

• https://www.facebook.com/NARClusterIVConference/
• https://instagram.com/akanar_cluster4

Cluster V: Soror Erika Henley

• https://www.facebook.com/AKA-North-Atlantic-Cluster-V
-1276262325856301/

Contact: Soror Aubreana S. Holder, Chairman Contact: Soror Liz Nolley Tillman, Chairman
[email protected]
[email protected]

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STANDARDS COMMITTEE GENERAL MEMBERS

Standards Tips That Greetings Sorors,
Exemplify Excellence On A It is always a great time to
High Note! encourage and invite your
sorors to reactivate. Two
Greetings Sorors, more reasons that make 2020
During the North Atlantic an even better time to
Regional Conference, reactivate are:
Undergraduate Round Up,
and Clusters we discussed • The 89th North Atlantic Regional
the importance of knowing Conference (NARC), March 4 – 8, 2020 (Hartford CT),
our “governing documents,” and
their interrelatedness, and their effectiveness as
teaching and learning tools. We also discussed • The 69th Boule, July 15 – 19, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA)
operational updates and introduced the
electronic evaluation process. Standards is Sorors must be financial with Corporate Office before
serious matter; however, working collectively to they are able to register for these conferences and if
enhance our Sisterhood is both fun and they wish to participate (and be recognized) in the
rewarding. We offer these tips to support your Diamond/Golden/Silver Soror membership
service: celebrations*.

• Study, discuss, and apply the “6 Six Tiers of The required paperwork for reactivation is found on
Governance” the corporate website, aka1908.com. There are
separate forms depending on if the inactive soror
• Research So Now You’re Elected, 2018 for wishes to reactivate as a Chapter Member or as a
duties of chapter officers, duties of committee General Member. If the soror was last active in 2003
chairmen, and additional governing or after, she must also complete a Transfer Verification
documents Form. Additional information regarding reactivation
can be found at https://aka1908.com/membership/
• Research the Standards Resource Guide, 2018 reactivation.
for templates and forms
Sorors looking to transfer chapters or switch between
• Use the documents and records retention chapter and General Membership should complete the
matrix to collect and organize files same Transfer Verification Form and submit required
fees as appropriate. For chapter dues, contact the
• Research the Fiscal Fitness Guide for Chapter chapter directly and for General Members, contact
Corporate Office as each situation may differ.
Financial Operations, 2018 to develop financial
operational procedures Don’t forget to stay connected! Bookmark the NAR
• It is permissible to store meeting minutes in a website and NAR Facebook page for future reference.
binder
• The Grammateus and Basileus will sign all I am always a call (908-274-1478) or email away should
meeting minutes; meeting minutes will you have any questions.
include the date of approval by the chapter
• Access to a scanner will facilitate the -------------------------------------------------------------------------
electronic evaluation process
*Eligibility to participate differs at the regional conference
Our mantra is “continuous improvement” and versus boule. Please refer to each conference’s registration
our goal is to ensure your capacity to conduct the documents for guidelines.
business of our Sisterhood with Excellence and on
a High Note!

Contact: Soror Beverly D. Malloy, Chairman Contact: Soror Sandra Lee, General Members’ Liaison
[email protected]
[email protected]
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GRADUATE ADVISERS COMMITTEE

Pink tea roses to all of the
gradate advisors within
the region! As a graduate
advisor, you give of
yourself, both financially,
physically and emotionally.
You remain committed to
serving the undergraduate
chapter, while still keeping
up with your
responsibilities to your
graduate chapter. Serving
as a Graduate Advisor is
truly a labor of love!

Call For Mental Health
Practitioners From All Clusters

Undergraduate Activities Reminders: The Regional Director is looking for sorors with
• Grade reports are due to the respective UAC professional backgrounds in all areas of mental
health to join a newly-formed Mental Health
committee member January 10, 2020. Committee. This committee will focus on
• Graduate Advisors please highlight graduating developing best practices and resources for
handling mental health concerns that arise within
seniors, 4.0 recipients, reinstatements and WOP our sisterhood. This team will also encourage
on the report. Mental Health First Aid certification among our
• EOY report due December 31, 2019. members.

• If there are Graduate Adviser changes please The Committee is looking for 1-2 members from
advise the cluster committee member. each Cluster to ensure we have representation
from across the region.
Cluster 1- Soror Kim Boddie
[email protected] If you are interested in serving on the Mental
Cluster 2- Soror Sabrina Price Powell Health Committee, please email Soror Brenda
[email protected] Browne ([email protected]) a brief
Cluster 3- Soror Zena Mine summary of your credentials that includes
[email protected] related education and professional experience
Cluster 4- Soror Karla Bagley along with your chapter name and cluster no
[email protected] later than January 2, 2020.
Cluster 5- Soror Tracey Cameron
[email protected] Please include your complete contact
information. All appointments are made by the
Regional Director.

Contact: Soror Geniece Gary-Adams, Chairman
[email protected]

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AKA Founder Soror Harriet Josephine Terry Inducted In The 2019 Cornwall Wall
Of Fame

One of Alpha Kappa Alpha's beloved founders, Harriet Josephine Terry,
was recently selected for induction in the 2019 Cornwall Wall of Fame by
the Cornwall Central School District in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New
York. This is the birthplace of Founder Terry where she is the alumna of
the High School and resided in this North Atlantic Region area until 1906.

The Cornwall Wall of Fame is sponsored by the Cornwall Central School
District and the Cornwall Community Foundation, with support from the
Cornwall Lions Club and Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. The
Cornwall Wall of Fame honors distinguished alumni from Cornwall
Central High School who have gone on to excel in their chosen
professions; Cornwall residents who have served their community in a
remarkable way; and those community members who have made
extraordinary contributions to society, locally, regionally, nationally
and internationally.

Remembered fondly for her captivating smile, Harriet Josephine
Terry was the first of the sophomores to assume the role of
president in the sorority. Terry was a skilled songwriter who
composed a hymn for the sorority’s first induction ceremony in 1909
that was later adopted as Alpha Kappa Alpha’s national initiation
hymn. Soror Terry taught for over 35 years at Alabama A&M
University, retiring in 1959.

Soror Sonya Grant, Basileus of Iota Alpha Omega Chapter (Mid-
Hudson Valley, NY) led the local efforts in her recognition. Soror
Sonya (pictured Right) will be partnering with the Cornwall Historical
Society and the Village of Cornwall on further recognizing Soror
Terry with a historical marker and/or a street renaming in the spring
of 2020.

Around the Region...Cluster II

Top Left: Two Diamond sorors, Soror Doris Smith of Zeta Omega Chapter Top Right: Many thanks to Kappa Theta Omega Chapter for hosting the
and Soror Hettie Love of Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, attended the Cluster II Conference at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE on
Cluster II Conference at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE on October 26, 2019.
October 26, 2019.

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Above: The Iota Upsilon Chapter of Syracuse University. Undergraduate Updates
From The UAC
Above: Sorors from Lambda Zeta Chapter at American University.
Save the Date: Sorority-Wide
Above: Undergraduate Member-At-Large Soror Hollye J.V. Weekes 2020 Spring Skee-Week
rocks her “LEVEL Up!” make-up bag at the library.
The UAC is excited to share the
Stay Connected! details of the 2020 Spring Skee-
@AKA_UAC Week! During the week
Like us: AKA Undergraduates of February 9-15, all undergraduate members
[email protected] worldwide will impact our communities through the
signature program #CAP℠, and every target initiative
of our 2018-2022 national program theme Exemplifying
Excellence Through Sustainable Service℠.

UAC EAF Fundraiser Tote Bag Set

IT’S ALMOST HERE! As
announced at your
Undergraduate Round Up, the
International Undergraduate
Activities Committee is proud
to share our 2018-2020
fundraiser: Alpha Kappa Alpha
“LEVEL Up!” Tote & Make-Up
Bag Set. For $48, this set can
be yours, and your payment
goes directly to an EAF
endowment that will provide
scholarships to undergraduate members.
Follow @aka_uac for updates stay tuned for
purchasing details via www.aka1908.com!

Conference Opportunity: Registration for Association
of Fraternal Leadership & Values/National Black Greek
Leadership Conference has opened! Our
Undergraduate Leadership will be attending and would
love to see you there! More information available at:
https://www.aflv.org/page/AFLVCentral

Reminder: As the end of the year approaches, start
thinking about your chapter’s plan to submit our
sorority’s required End of Year reports which include
program reporting. Undergraduates, you’ve had a
phenomenal year, don’t let your work go unnoticed!

Contact: Soror Lucy M Brice, Undergraduate Activities
Committee Representative
[email protected]

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LEADERSHIP FELLOWS COMMITTEE

Contact: Soror Elicia Pegues Spearman, The Leadership Fellows Program is
Chairman, Leadership Fellows Committee designed to cultivate leaders
through a holistic and dynamic
[email protected] curriculum.

APPLY Participants engage in intense
TODAY leadership development training
with a three-prong skills objective:
• AKA Leadership Development
• Professional Career

Development
• Personal Development

All of the Leadership Fellows obtain
Directorate Candidate Certification
to ensure that we have
Undergraduates that are certified
to run for Second Supreme Anti-
Basileus and Undergraduate
Member-At- Large.

To be eligible for the Leadership
Fellows Program, sorors must:

• Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative
GPA;

• Be an active member of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Incorporated in good standing;

• Be classified as a Sophomore,
Junior or Senior (Seniors
graduating in December 2019
are not eligible to apply); and

• Be able to attend the entire
mandatory Leadership Fellows
Program in May 2020.

STEM majors are encouraged to
apply, but all majors are welcomed.

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FUND DEVELOPMENT Contact: Soror Tracey Barbour-Gillett,
Chairman
Leading with A High Note Lapel
Pins and Charms! [email protected]

Available for sale at the 2020 Leadership
Summit and the 2020 North Atlantic
Regional Conference.

PINS $10
CHARMS $5

The objective of News of Note, under the leadership of Regional Director Mary Bentley LaMar is to share
the noteworthy news of the region, updates on the regional director’s activities, and international and
regional committee highlights.

The North Atlantic News of Note newsletter will published quarterly with the following issue dates:
December (Winter), March (Spring), June (Summer) and October (Fall).

Submissions should be emailed to Madam Regional Director for consideration and should not exceed
250 words. Due to space, all items must be approved in advance. Information should be shared with
Cluster Coordinators for immediate sharing.

Spring Submission Deadline: February 1, 2020
Release Date: March 2020
Submission Email: [email protected]

Chapter Submissions
The North Atlantic Region’s Communications Team’s focus is on providing chapter or local support of
Regional and International programs and initiatives. If you have news to share with the Region, please
post it to your chapter’s official social media accounts and tag the Region’s page in it so it can be
reposted. Alternatively, you can submit your photos and write ups to [email protected]
Please make sure that any content you submit has been pre-approved by your Basileus for public use.
Please continue to send Cluster-specific announcements (e.g., event/ fundraiser invitations, Ivy Beyond
The Wall notices, chapter updates, chapter news, etc.) to your Cluster Coordinators.

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North Atlantic Leadership
Summit

January 11, 2020
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
199 Smith Road
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

Metropolitan Founders' Day

January 26, 2020
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Ave,
College Park, MD 20740
2020 Metropolitan Founders' Day - Celebrating
the Legacy of our Founders: 112 Years of
Sustained Excellence in Service.

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC.
STAY POSTED SHOULD MORE TICKETS BECOME AVAILABLE.

89th North Atlantic Regional
Conference

March 4, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Connecticut Convention Center

REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS AT:
https://aka1908.com/northatlantic/upcoming-
events

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Happy Holidays!

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