Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Goldsboro, NC will host its Founders’ Day and 65th Chartering Anniversary activities on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and is inviting the community to participate. The activities will be held at First African Baptist Church, 803 Harris Street Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Pre-luncheon seminars will be held from 9AM – 11:30 AM and will focus on Family Strengthening, Financial Fitness, Mental, Spiritual & Physical Wellness, Youth Engagement/Mentoring, Environmental Ownership and Global Impact and will be facilitated in conjunction with other community-based Greek-letter organizations. There is no cost for the pre-luncheon seminars.
The luncheon will be held from 12 Noon – 2PM and features a “Pink Runway” fashion show. The cost for the luncheon is $25. The deadline to purchase a ticket is March 7, 2017. Luncheon ticket payments may be mailed to PO Box 1421, Attn: Founders’ Day, Goldsboro, NC 27533 In an effort to give back to the community and to model the mantra of the organization, “Service to all mankind,” guests are asked to please bring healthy snacks for youth to be donated to W.A. Foster Center.
Additionally, five Wayne County individuals/organizations who have demonstrated a “commitment to service” in the areas of 1) Youth Development, 2) Education, 3) Entrepreneurship, 4) Faith-Based, and 5) Community Activism will be recognized.
Founders’ Day Chairman, Verna Best shares, “While the pride of Epsilon Phi Omega comes from both our meritorious members and stellar “service to all mankind,” we know our impact is illuminated through the support of our community partners and service organizations which is why we desire to have youjoin our HERstoric celebration!”
For more information, tickets and/or a list of acceptable healthy snack items, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-709-2372.
Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter History
During the fall of October 1951, twelve Alpha Kappa Alpha graduate members (seven were from Goldsboro, four from Kinston, and one from Clinton) met in
Goldsboro. The purpose of the meeting was to ascertain if it were possible to establish a graduate chapter in Goldsboro.
During the period from November 1951 to March 1952, in only 3 1/2 months, extensive preparations were made. Much correspondence and hard work transpired between our group, the regional director, and the national office. And so it was that on March 15, 1952, Epsilon Phi Omega became the 20th South Atlantic Regional Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded at Howard University, Washington, DC in January 1908. Several sorority members from Gamma Beta Omega Chapter, Wilson, North Carolina, participated in the chartering ceremony as four of the Goldsboro sorors were transferred from that chapter.
The chapter membership has grown from 12 members in 1952 to 112 active members in 2017. Since its inception, Epsilon Phi Omega has endeavored to enrich the cultural life of the community through many programs and services and has presented annual scholarships to deserving young ladies who participated in the beautiful Debutante pageant (formerly known as the Cinderella Ball from 1955 to 1965). Contributions and scholarships have grown from $900.00 to over $30,000.00 annually.
The chapter’s community service, charitable contributions, collegiate scholarships, and special projects attest to the fact that Epsilon Phi Omega has made a great impact on society and will continue to do so as we continue to make Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority “SUPREME IN SERVICE TO ALL MANKIND”