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SOUTHERN CA FOUNDERS’ DAY - JANUARY 25, 2020 NORTHERN CA FOUNDERS’ DAY - FEBRUARY 1, 2020 Soror Carol R. Dixon FAR WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Soror Glenda Glover SUPREME BASILEUS


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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, SORORITY, INCORPORATED

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Table of Contents Regional Director’s Greeting

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Southern California Cluster Founders’ Day

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Northern California Cluster Founders’ Day

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Registration Guidelines

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Refund Policy

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Cluster Founders’ Day Registration Fees Undergraduate Graduate Registration Graduate Late Registration

$50 $90 $100

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Southern California

January 25, 2020

January 3, 2020

January 10, 2020

Northern California

February 1, 2020

January 10, 2020

January 17, 2020

CLUSTER

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, SORORITY, INCORPORATED

Fabulous Far Western Region

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Corporate Office 5656 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago, IL 60637-1997 (773) 684-1282

OFFICE OF: Carol R. Dixon Far Western Regional Director P.O. Box 730190 San Jose, CA 95173-0190 Phone: (408) 218-1714 Email: cdixon@aka1908.com November 1, 2019

Greetings Sorors, The 2020 Founders’ Day “Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever” is a true testament that exemplifies the love, respect and honor we have for the founders of our illustrious organization. We are especially excited to have our Former Supreme Basileus Soror Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson be our keynote speaker at the Southern California Founders’ Day, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Long Beach, CA. I have the pleasure of being the keynote speaker for the Northern California Founders’ Day on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Fresno, CA. It is an honor to celebrate 112 years of Supreme Service to All Mankind. It is my hope that as we continue to sustain our perpetuity, each Soror in the sorority will continue to embrace the high standards presented to us by our founders and contribute to the continuance of inspiring our future. I would like to extend thanks to the Southern California host chapter Theta Alpha Omega and Northern California host chapter Iota Omicron Omega for planning one of my last Founders’ Day event as your Regional Director. Tea Roses to the fabulous Cluster Coordinator team for their hard work to assist with ensuring that this year’s activities will be inspiring, motivational and memorable. Thank you for your service to Alpha Kappa Alpha. I look forward to spending time with you “Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever”. I pray we remain Supreme in Service to All Mankind FOREVER!

Sisterly,

Carol R. Dixon Carol R. Dixon Far Western Regional Director

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever November 1, 2019

Greetings Sorors, Soror Ethel left a legacy that is not to be taken lightly or devalued. Her vision and foresight created the foundation that spring boarded into the great organization we belong to today and uphold with great esteem. No doubt she was visualizing “Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service” as she moved forward. As others joined her to actualize this vision, let us reflect upon what legacy we can leave and how our involvement will impact others. As we once again honor our founders, it is important to remember that at some point we will be remembered for our contributions to the perpetuity of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. What legacy do we want to leave? The theme for this Founders’ Day “Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever” should propel us to want to be remembered as servant leaders who were mentored by many but who also mentored many. Thinking of Soror Ethel again, we should be thought of as visionaries who are not afraid to take a risk for the good of helping others. Integrity, honesty and confidentiality must be our platform and a part of our legacy as the baton is passed from our hands. Our founders expected this and nothing less. As we approach their celebration be mindful that the sisterhood and sisterliness rest solely on us to exemplify and demonstrate to those who will follow not only our founders’ footpaths but ours as well. Welcome to the 2020 Founders’ Day conferences hosted by the fabulous Theta Alpha Omega and Iota Omicron Omega chapters. Enjoy each day and leave with a sense of ownership that we, too, are doing what it takes to make our sorority all that it was designed to be and more. Sisterly in service,

Soror Dorothy J. Smith-Jackson Soror Dorothy J. Smith-Jackson Far Western Region Cluster Coordinator Liaison Far Western Region Representative – International Basilei Certification Committee Sigma Delta Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated ®

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SOUTHERN California founders’ day celebration January 25, 2020

Host Chapter Theta Alpha Omega 9:00 a.m. Registration and Vendors 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Program and Luncheon


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Southern California Founders’ Day Keynote Speaker

Soror Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson 29th Supreme Basileus

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Fabulous Far Western Region

2020 CLUSTER FOUNDERS’ DAY REGISTRATION PACKET

Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever November 1, 2019

Greetings Sorors, We are grateful for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and proud to celebrate 112 years of sisterhood and the legacy of this illustrious organization. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever”. As we embrak on this Founders’ Day let us remember all the strides and efforts made by our Founders to building our history and solidify it forever. The Southern California Cluster honors our extraordinary founders whom envisioned the collective power of women of great moral and ethical character, amazing strength and endurance, and whose memory continue to spur us to reach new heights of supreme service. Under the theme, “Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service”, our international programs HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Building Your Economic Legacy, The Arts! and Global Impact days demonstrate our dedication to outreach globally and continue our mission to provide Service to all Mankind. Our Founders and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated are clear about their purpose to perpetuate our beloved sorority as we continue to enhance the lives of African Americans and all races in communities where we live and work. Collectively and individually members of Alpha Kappa Alpha continue to make indelible impacts in their communities traversing socio-economic, political and cultural climates and transcending boundaries. Our Fabulous Far Western Regional Director, Soror Carol R. Dixon and the Tenacious and Lovely Sorors of Theta Alpha Omega Chapter are preparing a wonderful Founders’ Day event. Under the leadership of Chairman Terri Williams, Co-Chairman Gladys Storey and Basileus Lillian Griffin the Southern California Cluster Founders’ Day on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 is sure to be one to hold dear. Please register as soon as possible as we are excited to have our 29th International President Soror Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, LHD as our phenomenal keynote speaker. Let us continue to honor and hold up the legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Sisterly in service,

Soror Desiree DeShay-Weakley Soror Desiree DeShay-Weakley Southern California Cluster Coordinator Far Western Region Representative - International Membership Committee Eta Lambda Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated ®

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November 1, 2019

Greetings Southern California Cluster Sorors, The Sorors of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Theta Alpha Omega Chapter, located in the city of Long Beach, are delighted to welcome you to the 2020 Southern California Cluster Founders’ Day Celebration on January 25, 2020 at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Long Beach. Soror Lillian L. Griffin Basileus

Soror Terri Hyson-Williams Chairman

Under the leadership of our Fabulous Far Western Regional Director, Soror Carol R. Dixon, who “Dares to be Different,” we are excited to celebrate Founders’ Day under the theme of “Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever.” The members of Theta Alpha Omega Chapter are grateful for the dedication and support from members of various SoCal Chapters who are helping make the 2020 Founders’ Day Celebration a momentous and exceptional day. We are excited to welcome the 29th Supreme Basileus, Soror Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson as our keynote speaker. Soror Dorothy will help us to reflect, remember and honor those exemplary women who came before us and paved the way towards establishing a legacy of high scholarship, leadership and ethical and moral standards, while being committed and dedicated to service. If you have any questions, please contact Southern California Alpha Kappa Alpha Founders’ Day Chairman, Soror Terri Williams at fraternia@aol.com. The members of Theta Alpha Omega Chapter and the supporting chapters look forward to your arrival to Long Beach. Sisterly yours,

Soror Gladys Storey Co-Chairman

Soror Lillian L. Griffin Soror Terri Hyson-Williams Soror Gladys Storey

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Fabulous Far Western Region

2020 CLUSTER FOUNDERS’ DAY REGISTRATION PACKET

Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

HOTEL INFORMATION HILTON LONG BEACH 701 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA, 90831

Booking Link: Group Name: Group Code: Room Rate: Deadline: Other Info:

https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LGBLHHFAK5-20200124/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG 2020 Southern California Founders' Day AK5 $169 single, double, triple or quad occupancy plus Occupancy Tax January 3, 2020 • Check in is at 3:00PM, check out is 12:00PM • Overnight parking for self is $27 per vehicle, valet is $32 per vehicle

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

FOUNDERS’ DAY SERVICE PROJECT

Tessie Cleveland Community Services Corp. (TCCSC) is a not for profit community based mental health center serving children and families from birth through the end of the golden years. The goal at TCCSC is to give children and families opportunities for growth, development, selfsufficiency and reliance through innovative programming. Theta Alpha Omega has chosen The Tessie Cleveland Community Services Corporation as the So Cal Founders’ Day Community service project. Please bring the following items to Founders Day to be donated to TCCSC to benefit their clients in underserved areas. Art Supply List

School Supply List

Hygiene Items

Acrylic Paint Aprons Beads Colored Chalk Colored Pencils Construction Paper Crayons Glitter Glue Sticks Markers Paintbrushes String for Beading Watercolor Paints White Glue

Blunt-tipped Scissors Erasers Highlighters Lined Notebook Paper Pens Pencil Cases Pencil Sharpeners Pocket Folders Rulers Subject Dividers 3-Ring Binders

Body Wash Dental Floss Deodorant Conditioner Hand Sanitizer Lip Balm Shampoo Toothbrush Toothbrush Holders Toothpaste

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

NORTHERN California founders’ day celebration February 1, 2020 Host Chapter Iota Omicron Omega 9:00 a.m. Registration and Vendors 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Program and Luncheon

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

Northern California Founders’ Day Keynote Speaker

Soror Carol R. Dixon

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever November 1, 2019 Dearest Northern California Sorors: As we are blessed to celebrate another Founders’ Day, we reverently recall the purpose of this celebration. Not only is our Founders Day to honor our past achievements, but we must consciously nourish our legacy by “Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever.” Our Founders, Diamond and Golden Sorors established a strong legacy for the Silver. “waiting for Silver,” new and undergraduate Sorors to continue building. Never resting on our past achievements, we as a sisterhood, must constantly bend and flex our organization to meet the current mores of our ever-changing society. Not change for the sake of change, but adaption to ensure our forever existence. Our excellence lies within our work in the communities around us. Our walk, our talk our individual and collective being in and out of pink and green represents our sisterhood. Thank you, Iota Omicron Omega Chapter for your sisterly endeavors towards inspiring excellence. Sisterly blessings,

Soror Sheila Kibble Gibson Soror Sheila Kibble Gibson Northern California Cluster Coordinator Kappa Beta Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated ®

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever November 1, 2019 Greetings Northern California Sorors: It is an honor and upmost pleasure to welcome each of you to the 2020 Northern California Founders’ Day Celebration. We are looking forward to celebrating our 112th Year of Sisterhood and Service, and our illustrious Founders of the First and Finest Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated with you! Soror Elizabeth Davis-Russell Basileus

Soror Cheryl D. Jackson Chairman

We, the Sorors of Iota Omicron Omega Chapter, are exceedingly grateful to have you join us on February 1, 2020 in Fresno, California, where we boast as being known as the breadbasket of the world. We consistently have the pleasure of creating a thriving diverse and cultural community, largely due to our magnificent industry of agriculture. Thank you to all of our fabulous Northern California Chapters, whom will be delighting us with your attendance. Our Founders’ Day planning committee has enjoyed working passionately and diligently to bring you a fantastic memorable celebration. We are pleased to inform you that our own DYNAMIC and FABULOUS Far Western Regional Director Soror Carol R. Dixon has blessed us with accepting our invitation to be our Founders’ Day Keynote Speaker. Madam Regional Director has excellent oratory skills, loves our Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and works extremely hard and lovingly in providing leadership and governance throughout the Far Western Region. We are excited and confident that she will leave us with a renewed spirit and sense of service to our sorority, the community and the world. Please don’t miss out and plan to join us. We, the members of Iota Omicron Omega Chapter look forward to seeing each of you on February 1, 2020. Yours in sisterly love,

Soror C. Deborah Johnson-Daniel Co-Chairman

Soror Elizabeth Davis-Russell Soror Cheryl D. Jackson Soror C. Deborah Johnson-Daniel

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

HOTEL INFORMATION THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON FRESNO CONVENTION CENTER 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA, 93721

Booking Link: Group Name: Group Code: Room Rate: Deadline: Other Info:

https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/F/ FATCCDT-NCF-20200131/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG 2020 Northern California Founders' Day NCF $132 single, double occupancy plus Occupancy Tax January 17, 2020 • Check in is at 3:30PM, check out is 12:00PM • Overnight parking for self is complimentary

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, SORORITY, INCORPORATED

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PROGRAM LOCATION WEDGEWOOD WEDDINGS FRESNO 4584 West Jacquelyn Ave, Fresno, CA 93722 North CA-99 Highway 99 North, exit Shaw Avenue. Turn left, heading East of Shaw. Take Shaw Avenue, East of Golden State Boulevard, to Blyth Avenue, turn left. Blythe to Gates Avenue, turn left. Gates to Jacquelyn Avenue turn right. Wedgewood Weddings will be the second building right hand side. South CA-99 Highway 99 South, exit Shaw Avenue. Turn right, heading East on Shaw Avenue. Take Shaw Avenue, East of Golden State Boulevard, to Blythe Avenue, turn left. Blythe to Gates Avenue, turn left. Gates to Jacquelyn Avenue, turn right. Wedgewood Weddings will be the second building right hand side. Westbound Shaw Avenue Shaw Avenue Westbound to Blythe Avenue, turn right. Blythe to Gates Avenue, turn left. Gates to Jacquelyn Avenue, turn right. Wedgewood Weddings will be the second building on the right hand side.

MEAL INFORMATION • Continental Breakfast at the Wedgewood. (Scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m.) • Lunch is Buffet (Entrée: Charred Lemon Piccata). Sorors interested in either a Vegan or Vegetarian Option must specify that when registering. • Vegan Option for Lunch: Portobello Polenta Stack Marinara • Vegetarian Option for Lunch: Five Cheese Tortellini Pesto Parmesan

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Fabulous Far Western Region

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever Northern California Founders Day Service Project

FOUNDERS’ DAY SERVICE PROJECT Heal h and Wellness is in he P rse or Bag Please bring gently used Purses or Zip Lock Bags filled with unused, unopened personal hygiene supplies. Items collected will be donated to Naomi s House. Naomi s House is a gentle haven of healing for homeless women. It is the only safe haven for single, homeless women in Fresno County. Naomi s House provides basic necessities such as showers, clothing, meals and medical and/or dental care. Additionally, a variety of social services and life classes are offered. DONATION ITEMS Beanies Body Sponge (small) Dental Floss Deodorant Gloves Hair Accessories (new) Hair Brushes (new) Hand Sanitizers (small purse size) Legwarmers (new) Lotions (small or hotel size)

Note Pads Pens and/or Pencils Personal Sanitary Supplies Shampoo Soap Socks (new) Toothbrushes Toothpaste Unopened Underwear

NO Disinfecting or Sanitary Wipes OR Pointed items (scissors, tweezers, etc.) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Naomi s House is a gentle haven of healing for homeless women. It is the only safe haven for single, homeless women in Fresno County. Naomi s House was started in 2002 by a group of concerned community members who observed numerous homeless women on the streets of Fresno. Naomi s House is a 24-bed overnight shelter for single, homeless women. It provides basic necessities such as showers, clothing, meals and medical and/or dental care. Each woman is served with dignity and respect. Clients can participate in case management services to assist them in finding housing, accessing mental health services and assisting them in making positive life choices to achieve self-sufficiency. Classes provided are: Peer counseling, life skills, agency referrals, health education, 12-step class, 12-step support group and self-esteem class. Women wishing to access Naomi s House services are through self or local agency referral. To access services, you must be a homeless, single female, over 18 years old, and have the ability to care for yourself. Women sign in nightly Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m. and weekends and holidays at 12:45 p.m. There is no limit on nights of stay; a woman may access services as long as she chooses to do so.

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

Registration There will be NO On-Site Registration. • Only financial sorors may participate in conference activities. Each soror must have her own registration using her financial card number. She may not be the guest of another soror at this event. • Please retail the email confirmation from the online registration process and bring it with you along with photo ID to the conference for check-in. • The Registration fee includes: Conference entry fee, Lunch, and a cluster souvenir. • Refund requests must be made in writing and postmarked no later than one week prior to the conference. Please review the complete Regional Refund Policy included in this packet.

Registration will be available online only. Registration instructions are as follows: 1. Go to the Far Western Regional website at: www.aka1908.com/farwestern 2. Click REGISTER FOR REGIONAL EVENTS on the main page. 3. To begin registration, you must login to the Far Western Region page. Your login is the email address you have on file with the Corporate Office. Your password is your financial card number (unless you have changed it on the Corporate website). 4. Once you have successfully logged in, select “Upcoming Events” on the left Menu. If registration is open, the event you wish to attend will be listed (undergraduate Round-up, Cluster Conferences, Founders’ Day or Regional Conference). Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the event. 5. Before clicking “Register for the Event” button, you might want to review, save or print the “Downloadable Documents” for that event listed below this button. 6. Select the appropriate registration fee (Graduate / General Member or Undergraduate) then click “NEXT.” 7. Follow the online registration instructions to complete your registration and process your payment. 8. Individual sorors registrations must be paid by credit card. Please do not mail in individual Registration Form. The form is for chapter use only and must be accompanied by a chapter check. No exceptions.

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

Group Registration 1. Go to the Far Western Regional website at: www.aka1908.com/farwestern 2. Click REGISTER FOR REGIONAL EVENTS on the main page. 3. To begin registration, you must login to the Far Western Region page. Your login is the email address you have on file with the Corporate Office. Your password is your financial card number (unless you have changed it on the Corporate website). 4. Once you have successfully logged in, select “Upcoming Events” on the left Menu. If registration is open, the event you wish to attend will be listed (undergraduate Round-up, Cluster Conferences, Founders’ Day or Regional Conference). Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the event. 5. Before clicking “Register for the Event” button, you might want to review, save or print the “Downloadable Documents” for that event listed below this button. 6. Once the meeting summary is displayed, click on the “Register Now” button. The registration screen will then be displayed. 7. Click on the “Group Registration” button. You will then be walked through a Wizard to enter the group registration for your chapter. 8. For chapters processing group registrations and paying by chapter check or money order, select “BILL ME” or “PURCHASE ORDER” as the method of payment. Chapters are to mail the payment, a copy of the Registration Summary Form and a copy of the confirmation email immediately after the online registration has been completed. Payment must be postmarked within three (3) business days of registering online or your registration may be cancelled. A $25 cancellation fee will be assessed on all cancelled registrations. A $75 fee will be assessed for a Returned Chapter Check. Please do not mail in Individual Registration Form. The form is for chapter use only and must be accompanied by a chapter check. No exceptions. 9. Make your chapter check payable to: FAR WESTERN REGION. Designate your Chapter Name in the memo line of your check and mail with a copy of the Online Confirmation to:

Far Western Region c/o Soror Linda Walker-Watson, Regional Pecunious Grammateus P.O. Box 730190 San Jose, CA 95173

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Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

Refund Policy Once you register for a Regional Event, the Planning Committee includes your presence at the event in the planning activities for the event. The size of the meeting room and the meal counts consider your registration as part of the number of Sorors attending the event. We understand that unexpected events occur that may require you to cancel your attendance at the Regional Event. If you must cancel, please note the following criteria will determine whether you are eligible for a refund of your entire registration fee: 1. The refund request must be in writing and submitted to the Far Western Region Special Assistant to the Regional Director with a copy to the Regional Treasurer and the Regional Technology Chairman at the email addresses listed below. 2. The refund request must be dated no later than one week before the convening of the conference in order to receive a full refund less a processing fee of $25.00. 3. The reason for the refund must be included in the request; i.e. work related, family emergency, etc. 4. Requests dated later than one week before the convening of the conference may be considered at the discretion of the Regional Director. Additional justification regarding the refund request may be required. In general, refunds will be made after consideration of the following factors: 1. Funds are available after all expenses associated with the event have been paid. (The refund may not be paid until up to 45 days after the event). 2. A processing fee of $25.00 will be applied to the total registration fee. 3. If the request for refund is received within 10 days prior to the Regional Event, the portion of the registration fee applied to meal events will be reduced to cover the cost of the meal. 4. A $75.00 fee will be assessed for a returned Chapter Check. Request for refunds should be sent to the following: Soror Toya P. Davis, Far Western Region Chief of Staff ToyaDavis1908@gmail.com Soror Audrey Kay, Far Western Region Treasurer AMKay@mac.com Soror Nichole S. Jordan, Far Western Region Technology Chairman FWRTech@aka1908.com AKA Far Western Region Cluster Founders’ Day Celebrations | Inspiring Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence Forever

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2020 California Founders' Day Registration  

2020 California Founders' Day Registration booklet with hotel and service project information

2020 California Founders' Day Registration  

2020 California Founders' Day Registration booklet with hotel and service project information