Welcome from the Regional Director

Soror Meredith L. Henderson - North Atlantic Regional Director

Greetings Sorors,

We are off to a pink and green start from the summer break!

I hope you had a chance to enjoy family, friends, and to do something special for yourself. It was wonderful to see so many sorors from the Notable North Atlantic Region at the 2016 Boule in Atlanta. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with you at the service projects and events. We used the warmth of the southern hospitality and the Atlanta weather to renew our commitment to Launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM to our fellow citizens in Atlanta. Sorors from the Notable North Atlantic Region served as delegates, Boule committee chairmen and members, workshop presenters, presenters during the general body meetings, and engaged conference attendees. Whatever your role, thank you for your dedication to our region and our beloved sisterhood.

We are very excited that more than 20,000 Alpha Kappa Alpha converged on Atlanta and made history with the largest number of Boule attendees to date, but also breaking our own previously-held Guinness World record for the largest sit down dinner. Sorors of the Notable North Atlantic Region continued to make history post Boule. The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, hit the opening gavel and conducted the roll call at the Democratic National Convention and Flint, Michigan mayor, the Honorable Karen Weaver, spoke and discussed the water crisis in her city. As Alpha Kappa Alpha women, we are multidimensional in our approach to service to our local community and to our country. We are proud of these sorors, but thank you to all the sorors in the region who serve in local, state, regional, or national roles.

Now that our service-packed summer, filled with polished sorors always prepared to serve is coming to an end, we must fall back into our vigorous program activity schedule. I look forward to us welcoming our ASCENDSM students back, preparing to implement activities in our program targets and our community impact days. In addition to our programs, we are preparing for our five Cluster Leadership Conferences where we continue our commitment to lifelong learning.

Sorors, you are awesome and I really appreciate your hard work to ensure we remain a visible mainstay in our communities through our programs. Let us remember to make every AKA day count and see you at the fall conferences!


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