PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Connie Lanier
Iota Pi Omega Chapter President

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Greetings!

 

On behalf of the officers and members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

 Iota Pi Omega Chapter, I bring you warm greetings. Welcome to our chapter website! 

 

It is a blessing and an honor to serve as the 25th Chapter President as we approach our 50th anniversary! Chartered on December 16, 1972, Iota Pi Omega has grown from 17 charter members to over 100 chapter members today. For nearly 50 years we have served the Brevard County, FL community and forged strong collaborative partnerships, as we honor our credo, “Service to All Mankind”.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded in 1908 by college-educated, African American women on the campus of Howard University. From its humble beginnings more than a century ago to its global footprint of today, the members of Iota Pi Omega Chapter continue with great pride to advance the legacy of our founders.

 

Under the leadership of our 30th International President, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated     remains a globally impactful 21st-century service organization addressing some of the greatest human rights, civil rights, and social issues in our society today. The Sorority’s 2018-2022 International Program, Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service, addresses community needs with focus in five target areas and a Signature Program:

 

  • HCBU for Life: A Call to Action: Focus on education with an emphasis on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

  • #CAP     Signature Program (College Admissions Process): Assist students seeking college admissions by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process.

  • Women’s Healthcare and Wellness: Raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women. The primary focus areas are breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition and wellness, and care for the caregivers.

  • Building Your Economic Legacy: Emphasize financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth building including savings and investments, managing debt, and improving credit, as well as caring for the homeless through Operation AKA Assist.

  • The Arts!: Expose students to arts enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts and by showcasing talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers and various other artists.

  • Global Impact: Engage in programming/community service projects that has an international impact and partner with organizations that make a difference worldwide.

 

Please visit www.aka1908.com to learn more about our service initiatives.  

 

Iota Pi Omega Chapter partners with and provides volunteers to the Pink Ivy Corporation, a separate 501(c)3 organization, to implement common community service interests. Through the years, more than $500,000 in scholarships has been donated to local high school students, and thousands of hours, dollars, and goods and services have been donated to the local community and beyond. This giving is made possible through the fundraising efforts of Pink Ivy Corporation and through generous donations from caring individuals, business partners and organizations. 

 

We actively seek opportunities to engage with the community, collaborate with partners, and offer programs and services that are impactful and sustainable. I encourage you to explore our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for ways to donate, and learn more about scholarship opportunities, public volunteer service, and events.

In the spirit of servant leadership,

Connie Lanier, Chapter President 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 

Iota Pi Omega Chapter

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