Although the Sorority was on a summer break, the ladies of the Alpha Alpha Kappa Zeta Chapter have been diligently continuing to do the work of Zeta and serve the local Newnan community. Not only did chapter members participate in several Blue & White activities, they also found time to fellowship and conduct business at the same time. In June, members had the pleasure of hosting our Georgia State Director, Soror Shaneesa Ashford, during their chapter training meeting. Following the meeting, the sisters continued their embellishment activities at Bubbles and Brushes as they painted “Ladies in Blue”.
During the month of July, the ladies of AAKZ celebrated with the men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in Washington, DC during the Centennial celebration. In addition, chapter Basileus, Dr. Terri N. Bell represented our chapter and Georgia Life Members during the Boule 2014, also in Washington, DC.
The month of August was quite busy with various fellowship and community service activities. The chapter collaborated with the Summit YMCA Back to School Bash collecting over 22 book bags and school supplies to benefit the chapter adopted school, Ruth Hill Elementary School. Following the community service project, members met at the O’Charley’s Restaurant in Newnan, Georgia. With a focus of leadership and growth, AAKZ members also attended the Georgia Leadership Retreat in Fort Valley, Georgia on August 9th. Later that Saturday, the ladies celebrated charter member, Soror Milirinette Nelson’s birthday during her wonderful barbecue celebration. Finally, AAKZ members wrapped up the month of August with a chapter planning retreat on Sunday, August 24th at Soror Tamica Williams-Gomillion’s home.
Although the summer has come to an end, the ladies of AAKZ will continue to hit the ground running for the 2014-2015 Sorority Year with their first sorority meeting on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The chapter looks forward to a successful Sorority year with many activities to benefit the citizens of Newnan, Georgia.