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People & Places Sunday, Feb. 8

News from Alpha Kappa Alpha

New Officers Installed

In December 2014, the Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. installed newly elected officers for the 2015-2016 terms. Officers assumed their duties at the January 17th meeting.

The newly installed officers President, Lillian L. Morgan; Vice-President, Sh’Myra L. Moore; Secretary, Stephanie Morgan; Assistant Secretary, Shirley Holt; Corresponding Secretary, L. Sh’Rae Moore; Treasurer, Linda McCullough; Financial Secretary, Sarah Lightener, Assistant Financial Secretary, Fonda Kirk; Chapter Hostess, Marsha Pruitt; Sergeant at Arms, Drucie Moss, Parliamentarian, Alisa Russell; Public Relations, Lovetta Ealy Moore; Graduate Advisor, Carolyn P.Holt; Historian, Shirley Holt and Chapter Chaplain, Jewell W. Holland.

Along with officers assuming their duties, the sorority was given a presentation of the programs for the Administration of the National President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, by Sh’Myra Moore. The national program, “Launching New Dimensions of Service”, includes five target areas the sorority will focus on until 2018.

During the January meeting, the members participated in a “Sisterly Recipe Swap”. The activity involved each attending member bringing a copy of their favorite recipe and swapping it with another member. Recipes included main dishes, dips and desserts. A few members presented samples of their recipes.

Can Food Drive for Rowan Helping Ministries

During the November chapter meeting the sorority held a can food drive to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. The members were divided into two teams, The Green Team and The Pink Team. The Green Team won the challenge by collecting two hundred and forty-five cans. The Pink Team collected one hundred ninety-five cans and a special donation was given in memory of Doris M. Roberts, bringing the total number of cans donated to over four hundred can goods, surpassing the chapter goal of 300.

At the December meeting, the Pink Team serenaded The Green Team with a special version of “We are Family” and served as special “Sister Hostess” to The Green Team. This endeavor was a part of the Global Poverty focus of the chapter. Shelia Brown-Miller chaired the project.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The members of Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by serving breakfast at Rowan Helping Ministries. Approximately twenty-three members of the chapter contributed over sixty volunteer hours and served eighty- one clients breakfast. Members from Delta Xi Omega Chapter, the Graduate chapter as well as Alpha Xi, the Undergraduate chapter from Livingstone College was present for the event.

Justin Davis gave a special presentation. Mr. Davis did an oral excerpt from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream”   speech. Mr. Davis, Track Coach at Livingstone College, has performed on stage in several productions in the Salisbury area as well as Charlotte.

In addition to serving breakfast, as a part of the Community Outreach Program, the sorority donated coats and jackets to the Ministry. The chapter continued their support in honor of Dr. King’s Holiday by supplying refreshments to the Rowan Family Crisis Center for their workshop on Victim Advocate Training. Yolanda R. Woods was the Chairman of the celebration.

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What is the Olde Rowan Fiber Guild?

By James Parker

Who are we? What do we do?

Could you answer these questions about us? The Olde Rowan Fiber Guild can fill that gap in their familiarity with your artistic community.

ORFG is having an open house and membership drive, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, to mix and mingle in the lower reaches of the usual meeting place of the Center for Faith & the Arts. But that’s a separate party.

What will we do? All kinds of crafts and techniques, from spinning, tri-loom weaving, hat blocking, needle tatting.

Experts in these arts will demonstrate, explain and answer your questions about the craft examples all made by our very own ORFG.

For more fun, door prizes will be awarded at random, running from hand embroidered placemats to milk bottle masks. It’s almost needless to say that there will be refreshments.

At 7:30, guild members and non-members will convene to hear about the purpose and history as well as future plans of the organization.

What? Who? Where? Center for Faith & the Arts, lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St.

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U.S. Army Drill Team to Perform

CHAROLTTE — The UNC-Charlotte Army ROTC program will host a free performance of the U.S. Army Drill Team at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Halton Arena.

The U.S. Army Drill Team is a precision drill platoon with a primary mission of showcasing the U.S. Army both nationally and internationally; the team’s 19 members perform various routines using bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles.

 

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