Welcome from the Regional Director
Traditionally, the fall of the year represents the season of learning since students have returned to school from the summer break. Now that summer is over and we have fallen back into the service of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., let us take a moment to reflect. Reflect on what you ask? This year’s Undergraduate Round-up inspired me to reflect on our sisterhood. So let’s reflect and ask why our sorority is still going strong as we approach the 110-year mark? Well, the sorors of Pi Kappa Chapter at the University of Albany, who hosted the 2017 Undergraduate Round-up, provided us the answer to that question in the theme of the Round-up. This year’s theme “Back to Basics: Learning the Purpose and Passion Behind Our Pearls”, definitely speaks to why our sisterhood continues to thrive after more than a century. When you stick to the basics, you have a firm foundation.
I want to thank the sorors of the Notable North Atlantic Region for keeping the legacy of our founders alive by getting “Back to Basics” and remembering the principle under which our sorority was founded. Getting “Back to Basics” means we provide service to others through our programs of service and our commitment as sorors to lifelong membership and learning.
Our commitment to learning is continuous and this summer we attended the Leadership Conference and we kicked off the fall season with the Under-graduate Round-up last month. This month through November, the five Cluster Conferences will be held. Your attendance at these conferences shows your quest for lifelong learning as a member of our sorority. You are taking the time to continue to learn the purpose of our sorority. Thank you, my sisters, because Alpha Kappa Alpha is a serious matter! You are working your passion for others through our programs and partnerships. We see our community soar as they participate in programs and activities under of Launching New Dimensions of ServiceSM platform. We are making a vast difference in the lives of residents in our communities. Sorors, as we continue our programs of service, please let’s remember that if we keep going “Back to Basics” we will always succeed in our service to all mankind.
2017 FALL Newsletter!