About Us ~ History

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    Chapter History

     

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Kappa Omega Chapter was chartered in Plant City, Florida on June 2, 1984.  The chartering members consisted of 25 professional women who originally formed an interest group known as the Lakeland area AKA's.  The chartering ceremony was conducted by the late Mary Shy Scott, who was at that time the Regional Director.  The Charter members included the following:  April Anderson, Alison Adderley, Jennifer Barnes Tims, Barbara Carpenter, Charlene Richardson Brinson, Bridgett Davis, Sandra Gibson, Leontine Jackson, Pearline Joel, Terry Keys Broadnax, Jacqueline Mills, Ann Adderley, Willie Mae Moody, Doris Moore Bailey, Rita Owens, Helen Postell, Mary Rhynes, Jacqueline White Rose, Clara Sanderson, Trudy Schofield, Kassandra Smith, Latha Murphy Speed, Terry Strong, Brenda Tice and Vancilla WIlliams.  

     

    The first president of Omicron Kappa Omega was Jacqueline Rose and under her leadership the chapter became and still remains a unique, distinct and strong organization.  Our chapter serves the Lakeland and Plant City communities and we stand firm on our laurels to "Serve All Mankind."  Our chapter has made an impact on the social conditions, political involvement of citizens and mentoring of girls within the communities in which we serve.  Omicron Kappa Omega serves as a catalyst to ensure equal opportunities, services, educational needs and other activities  for minorities throughout the Lakeland and Plant City areas.