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Pi Upsilon Omega of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororityerect erect organization’s shield
By Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated
Jul 24, 2011 - 5:38:02 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Clad in their signature colours of pink and green, 16 members of the Pi Upsilon Omega chapter of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, came to witness the erection of their organization’s shield, date stamped with the 1987 year in which the local chapter of the organization was established. The sign has secured it’s place on the island’s Chamber of Commerce service organizational wall, located on the northern end of The Mall Drive. 

To underscore Alpha Kappa Alpha’s commitment to the Grand Bahama community, chapter president, Ms. Anya Valdes believes the shield’s presence is an immediate visual reminder for the members of the sorority and the citizens of the island on the organization’s purpose. “The members of the Pi Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated are women who are fully engaged in a series of service projects aimed at the uplifting of the community and showcasing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as the premiere global service organization. The Sorority’s mission to ‘serve all mankind’ is embraced globally by all members.”  

Valdes further shares that her team will be busy as numerous projects are scheduled to carry out the Sorority’s programmatic theme. “Through our ‘Global Leadership Through Timeless Service’ programme, our members will host events that will empower the ‘Emerging Young Leaders’ on our island, aid in increasing the awareness of key ‘Health Initiatives’ such as Breast Cancer and Juvenile Diabetes, join forces with those that battle ‘Global Poverty’ and do our part in sharing the keys to ‘Economic Security’. As always, our focus on ‘Social Justice and Human Rights Initiatives’ like voter empowerment, teen and domestic violence remain at the forefront.”  

Members of the Sorority encourage and invite citizens and members of all organizations on the island to join forces to execute all community outreach initiatives. The women of the Pi Upsilon Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority believe that everyone plays a role in making our island, and by extension our nation, a better place for all humankind.

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About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest and first Greek-letter organization founded in 1908 by Black college educated women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; it is one of the world’s leading service organizations. The Sorority’s mission to “serve all mankind”, is achieved through a comprehensive array of programs and advocacy initiatives. It is comprised of a nucleus of more than 260,000 women in 975 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Canada, South Korea, Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 2 chapters in The Bahamas: Pi Upsilon Omega on Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and Eta Psi Omega on Nassau, New Providence. Membership includes distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens’ worldwide and promoting peace.  

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