Saturday, October 30, 2010 will be an evening commemorating 50 years of commitment and achievement in the communities of Pasadena and Altadena by the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Lambda Omega Chapter and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eta Pi Lambda Chapter.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. Eta Lambda Omega Chapter was chartered on March 6, 1960 by the then current Far Western Regional director, Lucille B. Bryant. Bryant along with 31 other Alpha Kappa Alpha women came together to make a difference in the community through service to all mankind.
The chapter continues to serve the community through an annual health summit, by providing educational programs for young writers and scientists, offering scholarship programs ranging from workshops to awarding scholarships to high school graduates living in the San Gabriel Valley.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eta Pi Lambda Chapter was officially chartered on April 15, 1960 in Pasadena, California. Eta Pi Lambda was the first alumni chapter in Los Angeles County to "spin-off" from Beta Psi Lambda, the oldest Alpha Chapter in the Western Region.
These dedicated men serve the communities of the San Gabriel Valley that includes Pasadena and Altadena, as well as, the Inland Empire through the national programs of "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" and "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People".
This combined 50th anniversary masquerade themed celebration "A Pink Ice Affair: Celebrating a Renaissance of Excellence" will be a night to remember. You are invited to come to this masquerade gala in your Black Tie elegance, prepared to dine and dance until midnight.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California, 6:00p.m. to midnight. Tickets can be purchased before September 30, 2010 for $75.00. However, after September 30 the tickets will cost $85.00. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for high school graduates who live in the San Gabriel Valley.
Founded in 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the oldest and first Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. AKA's membership is comprised of 260,000 distinguished women in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States and abroad who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and who are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Attorney Carolyn House Stewart is the 28th International president and will serve from 2010-2014. Her administration's theme is "Global Leadership Through Timeless Service." For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com. Dr. LaVern S. Tarkington is the 23rd Far Western Regional director. The Far Western Region consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. For more information on the Far Western Region, log on to www.akafarwest.com.