These Sorority Sisters of DeKalb Make a Global Impact With Their Good Deeds!

By Leslie E. Royal

When some people think of fraternities and sororities, they immediately think of the fun and electrifying step shows!  That’s certainly okay!  But being part of Greek Letter Organizations is so much more!

The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter make a profound impact on their DeKalb County Community on a perpetual basis.  Not only that, their members individually and chapter collectively serves the regional, national and international community.  Let’s take a look at the many initiatives they implemented and supported in 2014 alone.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Partners With Comcast Cares

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“Lambda Epsilon Omega chapter members are honored to offer support to women of domestic violence. It was our privilege to volunteer at a Comcast Women’s Resource Center.” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Retired Teachers Serve:

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Members Volunteer to Serve for Teacher Appreciation Week at Redan Middle School

“Our members are great about thinking of creative ways to serve others. That is evident in several women selecting a school to serve during Teacher Appreciation Week,” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Challenges Members and Community to Recycle

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“The amount of waste generated in America has nearly tripled in recent years,” shares Racquel Jackson, Chairman of the Program Committee. “Our events help promote awareness and encourage conservation and green initiatives that reduce waste and our carbon footprint.” The chapter hosts Community Recycle Challenges and other events to bring awareness to the need to recycle.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Donates Toys and Clothing to Youth

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– “Serving and donating to our community is a priority for our chapter. Donating toys and clothing is a great way to bring Christmas cheer to those that are less fortunate,” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Members Recognized

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“Each of the more than 300 members of our chapter serve our community. We are excited and honored when they are recognized for their profound contributions,” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter. Neva Jones (with plaque) received the Living Legacy Award from the National Council of Negro Women, DeKalb Section.  Phyllis A. Cole (light blue jacket) of Stone Mountain received the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year award. Patti Copenny Reed (in black shirt) was named 2014 Woman of the Year by Kelley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Hosted Annual Health Fair: Attendees experienced health screenings, exercise coaching, special demonstrations, food tastings and fun  

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PHOTO CAPTION FROM LEFT:  DEENA KEGLER-EBO, EVENT CHAIRMAN, MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE STUDENTS, EZINNE NWANKWO AND SHARI JARRETT, AND BEVERLY ROBINSON, CO-CHAIRMAN.

“The Health and Wellness Fair offered a range of appropriately-targeted health screening tests to identify potential threats to an individual’s health. We are pleased to host it each year,” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Gearing Up for 2014 Elections: Connection Committee Ensures Members and Community Are Informed at Every Level When Voting

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Photo Caption: Connection Committee members and individuals from “Meet the Candidate Forum” in Fall 2014.

“Voting is the best way to get one’s opinions heard, as it allows one to select the candidate who best represents their view or views.  This forum allowed our members to make an informed decision. We look forward to having our Connection Committee continue to work with the community as we move into the next election cycle,” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter Partners with Lincoln Motor Company: Chapter Members Join Several Greek Organizations in Raising Funds for Charitable Causes

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“It was a pleasure participating in the 2014 Lincoln Divine Nine Driven To Give Program. Our members had an opportunity to test drive the latest vehicles while raising money for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation” says Betty P. Stuckey, president of the chapter. “Our collaborative efforts brought Lincoln’s Driven To Give program to the DeKalb community and successfully raised approximately $6,000 for our educational initiatives.”

To learn more about the chapters local service, global initiatives and special events, you can go to their chapter website http://lambdaepsilonomega.com/ and Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/LambdaEpsilonOmega.

Leslie E. Royal is the Creator of Leslie’s Lane and is a freelance writer for ESSENCE, ESSENCE.com and Black Enterprise.

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About Leslie's Lane

Leslie E. Royal is an international freelance writer, global travel journalist, product review expert and social media influencer. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Upscale, Upscalemagazine.com, ESSENCE, ESSENCE.com, Black Enterprise, BlackEnterprise.com, FORTUNE.com and The Wall Street Journal. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books. Follow her on social media at @LesliesLane.
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