People & Places Sunday, Jan. 31
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority news
New Officers Elected and Installed
The Graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recently elected and installed officers for 2016. The Delta Xi Omega chapter has 12 elected officers and three appointed officers.
Installed officers are: president, Lillian L. Morgan; vice-president, Sh’Myra L. Moore; secretary, Stephanie N. Morgan; assistant secretary, Earnestine M. Krider; corresponding secretary, L. Sh’Rae Moore; treasurer, Linda McCullough; financial secretary, Renese Bates; assistant financial secretary, Fonda W. Kirk; chapter hostess, Marsha Pruitt; sergeant-at-arms, Suzette H. Davis; public relations, Lovetta Ealy Moore; graduate advisor, Carolyn P. Holt.
Appointed officers are parliamentarian, Alisa Russell; historian, Shirley Holt and chaplain, Jewell W. Holland.
The officers were installed at the December chapter meeting, where president Lillian L. Morgan and vice-president, Sh’Myra L. Moore highlighted accomplishments for the past year.
Programs for 2016 will include the ASCEND Mentoring Program, One Million Backpacks, Think HBCU, Childhood Hunger Awareness, Seasonal Wraps, 1908 Playground Project, Heart and Stroke Awareness, and Environmental Ownership.
The first chapter activity was the observance of National Founder’s Day celebrated on Jan. 15. The sorority was founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University for the purpose of cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards. The graduate chapter joined the undergraduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Xi, at Livingstone College for the program “PEARLfect AKAsion.” Sarah S. Lightner, member for more than 50 years, was the speaker. Deanca Crouch, president of Alpha Xi chapter, ppresided.
In addition to Founder’s Day Observance, the chapter participated in the International Sisterly Relations Day on Jan. 15.
A Day of Service
On Jan. 18, the chapter participated in its first Community Impact Day. The celebration of Dr. King’s birthday is cited as “a day of service, not a day off.”
The sorority collected seasonal wraps (socks and throws) for veterans at the N.C. State Nursing Home located at the VA Medical Center. Collected were 84 pairs of socks and 15 throws. Ten Delta Xi Omega members were present, two members of Alpha Xi, three ASCEND students, and two Livingstone College students.
Rowan Redbuds Garden Club
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Rowan Public Library. President Kim Fahs presided. Johnny Safrit was the program speaker. If you are interested in visiting the Rowan Redbuds Garden Club, call 704-754-8905 for more information.
Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation to meet
The annual membership meeting of the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc. will be held Monday evening February 1st at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Russell-Rufty Memorial Shelter in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park.
The public is invited. Membership is not required although membership applications will be available the night of the meeting for those wishing to join the foundation. The groups committee chairpersons will give updates on projects completed at the park during the last year as well as any ongoing current projects.
Elections will be held to fill expiring seats on the board of directors. A social hour will be held following the meeting with refreshments available.
The membership meeting is held each year on the first Monday February. For more information please visit the website at www.historicgoldhill.com or call 704-267-9439.
Rowan Republican executive committee to make plans
The Rowan Republican Executive Committee will meet Feb. 11, the second Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at 130 W. Innes St. The upcoming Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, precinct meetings and annual convention, and the March primary will be discussed. For more information, contact Stephen Kidd at 704-603-4114.