Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® celebrated 111 years of supreme service to the community and mankind on January 15, 2019. San Antonio’s Chapter, Alpha Tau Omega celebrated in grand style on Sunday January 27, 2019 at the Omni Hotel. This event was beautifully adorned with close to 300 people celebrating the founding of the first Greek-letter sorority for African-American women founded on the campus Howard University in 1908.
This year’s theme, “Exemplifying Sustainable and Historical Service: In the Community, By the Community, and For the Community” was reflected upon favorably by locally acclaimed founders’ day speaker, Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce, best known for her professional volunteerism. Many in the San Antonio community are acquainted with her diverse involvement in civic and community boards, having served on more than forty non-profit boards in San Antonio and nationwide. She challenged the audience to continue to make a difference by elevating the dreams and visions of the founding members and to get involved with the arts and making a difference in our culture and society reinforcing the communal consciousness steeped in our tradition and embodied in our sorority’s creed: “To be supreme in service to all mankind.”
Alpha Tau Omega Chapter President, Ms. H. Donna Millhouse took great pride in honoring Alpha Tau Omega’s 3 diamond members who have served over seventy-five years in our sisterhood. Congratulations are extended to Dr. Laura Banks Reed, Mrs. Katie McKinney Jones and Mrs. Armelia Deboe Woods for achieving such an honorable status in the organization. Recognized for 50 years of service were Mrs. Brenda Winborne Anderson, Dr. Jacqueline O. Dansby and Mrs. Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce. There were 10 members recognized with “Silver Star” status, having served for 25 years. We appreciate the community at large and the presence of local and state elected officials for supporting and celebrating 111 years of Alpha Kappa Alpha Service to our local, national and international communities.