City of Atlanta
Georgia

Recognition
16-P-9039

In Honor Of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

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Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 10 Clarence "C. T." Martin, Council President Felicia A Moore
Category:PresentationFunctions:None Required

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In Honor of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

 

WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, had its humble beginnings as the vision of college students on the campus of Howard University on January 15, 1908 and in the year 2016 celebrates 108 years of serving mankind; and

 

WHEREAS, since 1908, this first female African American Greek letter sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of over 283,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership; and

 

WHEREAS, this organization of professional excellence is committed to developing its members, instilling in them common values and traditions, and inspiring them to seek opportunities to actively contribute to their communities and this nation; and

 

WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated under the leadership of International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson will convene the 67th Biennial Conference (Boule) in the City of Atlanta, Georgia from July 11h through July 14th, 2016 during this time they will implement 23 Moments of Service in honor of the sorority’s 23rd International President, Dr. Mary Shy Scott, an Atlanta native; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 28,000 members are expected to gather in the City of Atlanta and will make a great economic impact in addition to sharing their great vision, displaying bold leadership, and strategically galvanizing its members to exercise influence toward equality and equity for all; and

 

WHEREAS, in honor of this historic convention as the largest gathering in the history of the sorority, we are immensely proud to recognize the sorority’s members for the numerous ways they will lend their talents to enrich and enhance the fabric of our city; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, We the members of the Atlanta City Council and on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, hereby proclaim July 11th through July 14th, 2016 as a citywide celebration of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and encourage all residents to extend best wishes and gratitude to members within the organization for their lasting years of service.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, WE HAVE

HEREUNTO SET OUR HANDS AND

CAUSED THE SEAL OF THE CITY

OF ATLANTA TO BE AFFIXED

        ___________________________

Ceasar C. Mitchell

  President, Atlanta City Council

 

___________________                ___________________            ____________________

Carla Smith                            Kwanza Hall                             Ivory Lee Young, Jr.

Council District 1                            Council District 2                              Council District 3

 

                                                        ____________________                ______________________      ____________________

                                                        Cleta Winslow                              Natalyn Mosby Archibong       Alex Wan

                                                        Council District 4                            Council District 5                             Council District 6

 

                                                        ____________________               ____________________         ____________________

                                                        Howard Shook                            Yolanda Adrean                            Felicia A. Moore

                                                        Council District 7                            Council District 8                            Council District 9

 

                            ____________________              ____________________       _____________________

                                                        C.T. Martin                            Keisha Lance Bottoms         Joyce M. Sheperd

                                                        Council District 10                              Council District 11               Council District 12

 

____________________               ____________________        _____________________

Michael Julian Bond                            Mary Norwood                           Andre Dickens

Post 1 At-Large                            Post 2 At-Large                           Post 3 At-Large       

 

Meeting History

Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Proclamation presented by Councilmembers Felicia A. Moore & C. T. Martin