Welcome from the Regional Director
Do you know the three words that come to mind when I think about the sorors of the Notable North Atlantic Region? You are Accomplished, Kindhearted, and Awesome!
A little over a month ago we were together at the 85th North Atlantic Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, conducting the business of Alpha Kappa Alpha and sharing quality time with each other. The sorors of the “Small but Mighty” Cluster V were on fleek in every aspect of conference planning and execution. Thank you my sisters for making our conference a huge success. To the rest of my sisters, I thank you for being committed to your Alpha Kappa Alpha journey of lifelong learning.
We welcomed to the conference sorors new to the sorority, sorors attending the conference for the first time or the first time in a long time, and sorors celebrating their years of service — our diamond, golden, and silver star sorors. What an amazing mixture of experiences that resulted in more than 3,000 sorors attending the conference.
We thank our host city of Hartford for their warm hospitality as they rolled out the pink and green carpet wherever we went. In kind, we did our part to show our appreciation to the city through our service project where we collected more than 1,186 backpacks and provided funds to several charities in the area.
However, as usual, sorors returned from Hartford focused on upcoming projects to Launch New Dimensions of ServiceSM throughout the region with our “Community Impact Days.” We want to ensure that playgrounds for our children are safe and clean through our 1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day in May. We want to bring awareness to the progressive neurodegenerative disease with The Longest DayTM Alzheimer’s Support Activities. And lastly, we want to provide information to others about help available to people who suffer from conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior during our Mental Awareness Day activities. Sorors, communities around the Region will benefit tremendously from these three programs of service.
I know you will be working on activities up to the week before Boule. So after Boule sorors, take some time to pamper yourself and come back refreshed and ready to serve again in September.
Thank you, sorors, because you are always “Packed, Polished, and Prepared to Serve.”
Safe travels to Atlanta!