Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Mid-Atlantic Region, Charter Day for the Cultured Pearls of the James


WHEREAS, the International Body (the Directorate) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, has approved the newest chapter of the sorority in the Mid-Atlantic Region; and

WHEREAS, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Ms. Joyce Henderson, supports and endorses the work of the region and the chapters of this historic sorority, under her purview and care; and

WHEREAS, the communities of Eastern Henrico, New Kent, and Charles City Counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia have unmet service needs for its families and children; and

WHEREAS, 30 courageous women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, saw a need to assist and serve the above mentioned counties and communities; and

WHEREAS, the new chapter of this 109 year old sorority is chartered on this day, Saturday, April 22, 2017;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 22, 2017, as ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED, MID-ATLANTIC REGION, CHARTER day FOR THE CULTURED PEARLS OF THE JAMES in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.