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TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION VISIT FORT WORTH GREETING

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CONFERENCE GREETINGS

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR’S INVITATION

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LETTER FROM THE SUPREME BASILEUS

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CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP GREETINGS

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MUNICIPAL GREETINGS

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION

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CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP/HOST CHAPTERS

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REGIONAL CONFERENCE CONTACTS

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CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE

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CONFERENCE ATTIRE

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CONFERENCE FEES

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DAILY SERVICES/COURTESIES

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CONFERENCE PROTOCOL

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CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

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CONFERENCE DEADLINES

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SOUVENIR JOURNAL ADVERTISEMENT & FORM

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CONFERENCE T-SHIRT FLYER

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CONFERENCE COMMUNITY SERVICE

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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS & FORMS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

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HONEY-DO PINNING CEREMONY

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DIAMOND, GOLDEN, & SILVER CEREMONY

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DIAMOND, GOLDEN, & SILVER BREAKFAST

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DIAMOND, GOLDEN, & SILVER REGISTRATION

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THURSDAY NIGHT WELCOME RECEPTION

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SENSATIONAL HEALTHY HEARTS

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LEGACY BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

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PUBLIC LUNCHEON

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EAF AKAPOLLO

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UNDERGRADUATE LUNCHEON

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UNDERGRADUATE ACTIVITIES

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FORMAL GALA

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EASTER GOSPEL BRUNCH

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MEN & GUESTS ACTIVITIES

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MEN’S ACTIVITY FLYER

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES FLYER & FORMS

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

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ONSITE CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CONFERENCE FORMS

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DELEGATE & ALTERNATE INSTRUCTIONS

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DELEGATE & ALTERNATE FORM

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REGISTRATION CONFERENCE COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

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REGIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION FORM

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REGIONAL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP RECORDER & FACILITATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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REGIONAL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP RECORDER & FACILITATOR FORM

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REGIONAL RECOMMENDATION FORM

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REGIONAL RESOLUTION FORM

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PROPOSED CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS AMENDMENT FORM

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CHAPTER TRAVEL FORM

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IVY BEYOND THE WALL FORM

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CHOIR/CHORUS PARTICIPATION FORM

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BASILEI ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION FORM

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EAF AKAPOLLO REGISTRATION INFORMATION & FORMS

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CONFERENCE FORUMS

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CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATIONS

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GRADUATE ADVISORS CERTIFICATION FORMS

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FINANCIAL OFFICERS CERTIFICATION FLYER

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REINSTATEMENT TASK FORCE BROCHURE

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CONFERENCE MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER RENTAL

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 5656 S. Stony Island Avenue * Chicago, Illinois 60637-1997 * 773 684-1282 * Fax 773 288-8251

OFFICE OF: Katina M. Semien South Central Regional Director 632 Saint Ferdinand Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Greetings Sorors of the Sensational South Central Region! It is with excitement that I invite you all to join us at the 88th South Central Regional Conference - the last of my administration - in Fort Worth, Texas on April 9 - 12, 2020. The sorors of the Northeast Texas cluster have worked tirelessly to organize what I am sure will be an uplifting, enlightening, and fun-filled conference as we gather under the theme: “The Sensational Finale: Exemplifying Excellence with Service on Our Minds and Sisterhood in Our Hearts.” Sorors, I cannot tell you what a joy it has been to serve as your Regional Director! It has indeed been the honor of my life. As we close out my term together in Fort Worth, my sincere hope is that in addition to affording us all the chance to sharpen our leadership skills and interact with sorority leadership, the 88th Regional Conference will also allow us to gather together in the spirit of sisterhood and to share our successes, especially given the work that we have all been doing to implement our International Program. I expect nothing less than a powerful, sisterly, and celebratory event as we continue “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service”! I cannot say enough about the vitality of Fort Worth! Not only is it a city rich in Texas history and western culture, but it also boasts a booming economy and has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last decade. I hope that you spend some time getting to know the area and all that it has to offer. Please take the time to review the contents of this Registration booklet. In addition to familiarizing yourself with the conference schedule and activities, do not forget to review the registration deadlines for the conference and specific events so that you can register for events in a timely fashion. I look forward to personally welcoming you to Fort Worth and can’t wait to kick off this conference in style! Thank you to the members of the Conference Planning Committee, and all sorors of the Northeast Texas Cluster for cultivating what I am sure will be a memorable event! With Service on my Mind and Sisterhood in my Heart…

Soror Katina M. Semien Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. South Central Regional Director

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December 15, 2019 Soror Katina M. Semien South Central Regional Director 632 St. Ferdinand Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Greetings Sorors! I, along with the host chapters of the South Central Region and your Regional Director, Katina M. Semien, welcome each of you to your 88th Regional Conference in Fort Worth, Texas! As we prepare to experience “The Sensational Finale: Exemplifying Excellence With Service on Our Minds and Sisterhood in Our Hearts”, we are ecstatic to gather in the name of our beloved sorority. Your active participation has been the core of the success of our second year of Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and your overwhelming support of this administration is greatly appreciated. Sorors across the globe have enthusiastically embraced all initiatives, especially HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, our Signature Program, #CAP, and Women’s Healthcare and Wellness. We continue to nurture our ivy through sisterhood and Service to All Mankind. The growth of the Sensational South Central Region has been phenomenal. I am positive that the sorors from the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and New Mexico are ready to absorb the information and training that will be provided during this conference. This will undoubtedly ensure a successful 2020 program year in local chapters. You are encouraged to have a good time and learn important information prepared to advance our great sisterhood. Attendance is vital in order to stay prepared for leadership when you return to your communities. Through interactive workshops, sisterly relations activities, and sharing best practices, we can grow and become better Alpha Kappa Alpha women. Whether we are Undergraduates or Graduates, we all have a voice and it should be heard. Our visionary founder, Soror Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, would be proud to see just how far we've come after more than 112 years. Enjoy the conference as we collectively enlighten and uplift each other to serve Alpha Kappa Alpha!

Yours in Alpha Kappa Alpha Excellence,

Soror Glenda Glover Supreme Basileus 8


December 15, 2019 Greetings Sorors! It is my pleasure to say hello to the Sensational South Central Region! I am ecstatic and overwhelmed to invite you to my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Under the direction of Soror Katina M. Semien, the South Central Regional Director, we are ready to bring you all the friendliness and culture that is my city. The theme, “The Sensational Finale: Exemplifying Excellence with Service on Our Minds and Sisterhood in Our Hearts" says it all. The sorors of the Northeast Texas Cluster have chosen to serve you with a smile as we work together in service and sisterhood in the local communities. We will leave an impact on Fort Worth that is exceptional and excellent. What can I say? The sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are always at their best and finest. Come to Fort Worth and enjoy our beautiful downtown which includes Sundance Square, Jubilee Theater, the Water Gardens, and Bass Hall. Do not miss the Stock Yards; where else can you see a cattle drive twice a day? Hop on Molly the Trolley for a free ride around downtown. Also, there is high-end shopping 15 minutes away at the Shops at Clearfork. You will not be disappointed!

Sorors, you will enjoy this city but most importantly, you will enjoy the sisterly love as you rededicate yourselves to what drew you to Alpha Kappa Alpha so long ago; the sisterhood and the service. I look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth, Texas for the 88th South Central Regional Conference, April 9 - 12, 2020. Don’t miss the experience of Fort Worth, Texas, the City of Cowboys and Culture. Sisterly,

Soror Pamela Harmon 88th South Central Regional Conference Chairman 9


December 15, 2019 Greetings to my wonderful Sorors, On behalf of the members of South Central Region, it is a pleasure to offer heartfelt greetings to all, as we convene our 88th South Central Regional Conference here in Fort Worth, Texas. The Northeast Texas Cluster Sorors have completed the preparations and are now ready to enjoy an action-packed, productive, and mind-elevating regional conference, under the dynamic leadership of Madame Regional Director, Soror Katina M. Semien. Our theme, “The Sensational Finale: Exemplifying Excellence with Service on our Minds and Sisterhood in Our Hearts�, have embraced the strong and brilliant qualities of the works that we have done in our chapters and in communities. I hope that you will continue your work since there are still many more opportunities for all of us to positively and holistically impact the lives of women, youth, and seniors, in your area. It is my hope that you will be refreshed, enlightened, and become energized as we collectively prepare to deliver service to all mankind. When we leave this conference and return to our various communities, I know that we will be ready to tackle the important works of service that our Sorority expects of us and that our communities need from us. Again, I extend my warmest welcome to each of you in attendance, and best wishes for a most successful regional conference.

Kind regards,

Soror Beverly Bolden 88th South Central Regional Conference Co-Chairman

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December 15, 2019 Sorors of the Sensational South Central Region: It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I invite you to the 88th South Central Regional Conference! Hosted April 9 – 12, 2020 in the city of Fort Worth, Texas. This conference promises to “Exemplify Excellence” and exceed expectations. The Sorors of the Northeast Texas Cluster are hard at work to ensure your experience is nothing short of sensational and they are poised to welcome you with the warmth, sisterly love, fabulosity, and hospitality for which North Texas is known. Under the dynamic leadership of Soror Katina M. Semien, South Central Regional Director, we continue the commitment we made to make Alpha Kappa Alpha “Supreme in Service to All Mankind”. The Northeast Texas Cluster sorors are anxiously awaiting your arrival. We are honored to serve as your sisterly conference guides and hope that you will empower your pearls by attending plenary sessions, workshops, luncheons, and other planned events. Additionally, in our 112th year of “service to all mankind”, we hope that you will engage in forming new friendships and strengthening the sisterly bonds of this great sisterhood. We, along with our Regional Director, will provide you with all the necessary tools for “The Sensational Finale: Exemplifying Excellence with Service on Our Minds and Sisterhood in Our Hearts”! Sensationally Yours,

Soror Carisma Ramsey Fields 88th South Central Regional Conference Co-Chairman

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December 15, 2019 Greetings My Sorors, Welcome South Central Sorors to the fabulous Northeast Texas Cluster, hostess of the 88th South Central Regional Conference! I’m extremely proud of our Northeast Texas Sorors for their conscientious and thoughtful planning of Madam Regional Director’s “Sensational Finale” Regional Conference. Under the dynamic leadership of Soror Katina M. Semien, the South Central Region has seen exponential growth, which includes a tremendous membership increase here in the Northeast Texas. We welcome our awesome newly initiated members and are thrilled to celebrate sorors reaching the milestones of seventy-five, fifty, and twenty-five years of service in this great sisterhood. Northeast Texas shares a rich heritage as the second largest South Central Cluster, home to the second largest chapter, five HBCUs, three International Directorate Members, three Former Regional Directors, and a host of International and Regional members. As the fifth largest city in Texas, Fort Worth is renowned for its culture, cowboys, and commerce. Enjoy historical Downtown Fort Worth restaurants, shopping, museums, attractions, and make sure to visit Sundance Square. We invite you to come and celebrate this “Sensational Finale” 88th Conference with sorors throughout the South Central Region. Take part in the presentations, workshops, and special events, but most of all, come join us and experience our warm Northeast Texas hospitality and genuine sisterhood. I promise, this “Finale” will be simply sensational! Yours in Sisterhood and Service,

Soror Donnetta A. Henry Northeast Texas Cluster Coordinator

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December 15, 2019 Greetings, It is with great pleasure to welcome you to the 88th South Central Regional Conference! I am Soror Shayla Lenord-Smith and it is my honor to serve as the Northeast Texas Undergraduate Cluster Coordinator for the South Central Region. The Sorors of the Northeast Texas Cluster have worked diligently to organize this Sensational Conference. This will be my second Regional Conference since my initiation in Spring 2018. I currently serve as the Basileus of the “Electrifying” Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of North Texas. I am especially excited to reconnect and celebrate with you all. I have no doubt that our celebration of Madam Regional Director and all that she has done for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and our Sensational Region will live up to that standard. As you all travel to Fort Worth, Texas, I hope that you keep Service on your minds and Sisterhood in your hearts. Sisterly,

Shayla Lenord-Smith Soror Shayla Lenord-Smith Basileus, Epsilon Mu Chapter Northeast Texas Undergraduate Cluster Coordinator

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CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP Soror Katina M. Semien, South Central Regional Director Soror Glenda Glover, Supreme Basileus Soror Pamela Harmon, Regional Conference Chairman Soror Beverly A. Bolden, Regional Conference Co-Chairman Soror Carisma Ramsey Fields, Regional Conference Co-Chairman Soror Donnetta A. Henry, Northeast Texas Cluster Coordinator Soror Shayla Lenord-Smith, Undergraduate Northeast Texas Cluster Coordinator Soror Christina Aguilar, Conference Grammateus Soror Yasmin Barnes Jones, Conference Anti-Grammateus

GRADUATE HOST CHAPTERS Alpha Xi Omega – Dallas, TX Beta Mu Omega – Fort Worth, TX Chi Zeta Omega – Plano, TX Delta Alpha Omega – Waco, TX Epsilon Zeta Omega – Longview, TX Gamma Omicron Omega – Tyler, TX Kappa Xi Omega – Texarkana, TX

Nu Omega – Marshall, TX Omega Alpha Omega – Frisco, TX Omicron Epsilon Omega – Wichita Falls, TX Omicron Mu Omega – Dallas, TX Tau Rho Omega – Carrollton, TX Upsilon Lambda Omega – DeSoto, TX Xi Theta Omega – Arlington, TX

UNDERGRADUATE HOST CHAPTERS Alpha Tau – Texas College Epsilon Mu – University of North Texas Epsilon Sigma – TX A&M University, Commerce Kappa Lambda – Texas Christian University Kappa Mu – Southern Methodist University Kappa Nu – Texas Woman’s University Phi – Wiley College

Pi Mu – Baylor University Rho Nu – Midwestern State University Sigma Kappa – University of Texas at Dallas Upsilon Kappa – UNT at Dallas Theta Theta – Paul Quinn College Zeta Chi – Jarvis Christian College Zeta Mu – University of Texas at Arlington

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CONFERENCE CONTACTS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Awards and Exhibits Basilei Round Table Chaplaincy Children and Youth Activities Closing Gala Communications Community Service Project Conference Attire (Cluster) Conference Kits and Badges Continuing Education Courses Corporate Sponsors Courtesy Gifts Diamond Golden Silver Breakfast Diamond Golden Silver Crowning EAF AKApollo Elections First Time Attendees Flowers and Decorations Friday Morning Welcome Gospel Brunch Graduate Advisors Institute Health/Medical Team Honey Do Ceremony Hospitality Ivies Beyond the Wall Legacy Breakfast Legacy Breakfast Logistics Medical Response Team Men and Guests Activities Music Philacter Photography

CHAIRMAN Michele Martin Kassie Gossom Linda Joseph Lekia Jones Sherel Riley Kim Spight Annie Taylor-Curtis Tatum Rodgers Vikki Coleman Sandra Jackson Bridget Peaco Jenine McClaney Aubra Gantt Crystal Robertson Cyntoria Williams Melissa Newton Beverly Butler Gayun Matthews LaDacher Jackson Patrice Withers-Stephens Karen King Florastine Mack Beverly Randall Carolyn TC Roberson Bertha DeGraffenreid-Scott Erica Thompson Lisa Thompson Bennyfer Bridgewater Shirley McKellar Joan Park Saunders Evelyn Hamilton Tamika Tutt Stephanie Swan

EMAIL scrawardsandexhibits2020@gmail.com scrc_basilei_forum@yahoo.com 2020scrc@gmail.com scrc2020children@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com CommunicationsCommittee88thSCRC@outlook.com

communityservicescrc2020@gmail.com netxattire@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 2020scrcsponsors@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com scrc2020dgs@gmail.com scrc2020dgs@gmail.com eafakapollo2020@gmail.com scrcelections@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com scrcflowersdecorations@gmail.com FMW2020@yahoo.com southcentralgospelbrunch@gmail.com 2020scrcgraduateadvisors@gmail.com scrc2020healthmedical@gmail.com scrhoneydo@gmail.com Hospitalityaka2020@gmail.com scrc2020ibtw@gmail.com SCRCLegacy@gmail.com SCRCLegacy@gmail.com 2020scrclogistics@gmail.com scrc2020healthmedical@gmail.com mensactivities2020@gmail.com scrc2020choir@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com

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CONFERENCE CONTACTS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Proclamations Program/Printing Protocol Public Luncheon Publicity Rededication Regional Director's Dinner Registration SCRC Meeting Secretary Sensational Healthy Hearts Signs and Banners Soror Services Souvenir Journal Technology Thursday Night Welcome Transportation Undergraduate Activities Undergraduate Luncheon Vendors Workshops

CHAIRMAN Deidra Turner Shay Johnson Sheri Hayes Patricia Webb Kayla Tucker Adams Marian Willard Emile Pendarvis Blaine Gwen Kimble Christina Aguilar Tamara Correa Kathy Joubert Amy Akanni Judy Obinwa Nichelle Dawkins Kayla Odom Jacqueline Vaughn Natalie Freeman Erynn Reed Sharon Marshall Kimberly Carpenter

EMAIL 2020scrc@gmail.com SCRC2020Printing@gmail.com 2020scrcprotocol@gmail.com scrc2020publicluncheon@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 88scrc.reg@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com Sensationalhealthyhearts@gmail.com SCRC2020SignsandBanners@yahoo.com scrcsororservices@gmail.com 2020scrcsouvenir@gmail.com technologycomm2020scrc@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com scrc2020transportation@gmail.com 2020scrc@gmail.com 2020SCRCUGL@gmail.com 2020SCRVendors@gmail.com 2020SCRCWorkshops@gmail.com

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CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE Thursday, April 9. 2020 – Historically Significant HBCU Day TIME

EVENT

REQUIREMENT

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Advisor Certification, Level 1

Pre-Registration

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Graduate Advisor Certification, Level 2

Pre-Registration

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Financial Officer’s Certification

Pre-Registration

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reinstatement Workshop

Pre-Registration

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cluster Coordinator Collaboration

All Cluster Coordinators

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Basilei Roundtable

All Basilei

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Conveners and Recorders Collaboration

Appointees only

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

All Registrants

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Advisors Roundtable

All Graduate Advisors

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

First Time Attendees Orientation

Pre-Registration

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

South Central Regional Choir Rehearsal

Pre-Registration

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Spiritual Meditation Room Available

All Registrants

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mentoring with the Undergraduates

Registered Sorors Only

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Honey Do Ceremony

Pre-Registration

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Diamond, Golden, Silver Soror Crowning Ceremony

Pre-Registration

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Thursday Night Welcome

Registrants Only

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Sensational Green with Pearls (No Pants) TIME 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

EVENT Legacy Breakfast OPENING PLENARY Public Luncheon SECOND PLENARY SESSION EAF AKApollo

REQUIREMENT Pre-Purchased Ticket Registered Sorors Only Pre-Purchased Ticket Registered Sorors Only Pre-Purchased Ticket

Saturday, April 11, 2020 – Pearlfect Pink TIME 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

EVENT Delegate Voting Diamond/Golden/Silver Breakfast Workshop Session I

REQUIREMENT Certified Delegate Pre-Purchased Ticket Registered Sorors Only

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CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE Saturday, April 11, 2020 – Pearlfect Pink Gala: Black with Pink or Green Accents TIME 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

EVENT Workshop Session II Undergraduate Luncheon CLOSING PLENARY SESSION Invitation to the 89th South Central Regional Conference Formal Gala

REQUIREMENT Pre-Purchased Ticket Registered Sorors Only Pre-Purchased Ticket Southeast Texas Cluster All Registrants

Sunday, April 12, 2020 – Easter Best with Dazzling Hats TIME 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

EVENT

REQUIREMENT

Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony

Registered Sorors Only

Easter Gospel Brunch

Pre-Purchased Ticket

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Thursday, April 9, 2020: Historically Significant HBCU Day Graduate Advisors’ Certification Training

Business

Financial Officer Certification Training

Business

First Time Conference Attendee Orientation

Business

Conference Regional Committee Meetings General Members Meeting

Business Business

Basilei Roundtable

Business

Diamond, Golden, Silver Crowning Ceremony Thursday Night Welcome

Dressy Blinged Cowgirl Hat, HBCU T-Shirt and Jeans

Friday, April 10, 2020: Sensational Green with Pearls (No Pants) Legacy Breakfast

Pearls and Green Pizazz

First Plenary Session and Rededication (No Pants) Public Luncheon Second Plenary Session

Business (No Pants) Business Business

EAF AKApollo

AKA Paraphernalia

Saturday, April 11, 2020: Pearlfect Pink

(Gala: Black with Pink or Green Accents)

Diamond, Golden, Silver Breakfast Workshops Undergraduate Luncheon

Business Business Business

Third Plenary Session

Business

Formal Gala

Formal Black Gowns with Pink or Green accents for ladies and Tuxedos for men

Sunday, April 12, 2020: Easter Best with Dazzling Hats Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony

Seasonal White (No Hats, No Pants)

Easter Gospel Brunch

Easter Best with Dazzling Hats

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REGISTRATION FEES GRADUATE GRADUATE (LATE) UNDERGRADUATE UNDERGRADUATE (LATE)

$210.00 $260.00 $100.00 $150.00

GUEST GUEST (LATE) YOUTH YOUTH (LATE)

$75.00* $100.00 $50.00** $75.00

*Includes Conference T-shirt, ticket to the AKApollo, and Guest Registration Kit (Gala ticket(s) NOT included) **Includes Conference T-shirt ad Guest Registration Kit (Gala ticket(s) NOT included)

ACTIVITY FEES Graduate Advisor Certification Financial Officers Certification Thursday Night Welcome Legacy Breakfast Public Luncheon EAF AKApollo Diamond/Golden/Silver Breakfast Undergraduate Luncheon (Graduates) Undergraduate Luncheon (Undergraduates) Formal Gala (Included with Soror Registration) Closing Gala (Additional Guest Tickets) Easter Gospel Brunch Honey Do Pinning Ceremony (Open to Registered Guests Only) Men's Activity, Cigar Bar, Fort Worth Men's Activity, Top Golf, Fort Worth Men's Activity, VIP Tour of Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington Men's Activity, Dallas Cowboys Corporate Headquarters, Frisco Men's Activity, Meadowbrook Golf Course, Fort Worth Children’s Activities (Movie Night, Game Truck, Bounce House, Easter Egg Hunt, Six Flags)

$40.00 $85.00 $0.00 $45.00 $60.00 $25.00 (admission) $50.00 $60.00 $50.00 $0.00 $75.00 $50.00 $0.00 $35.00 $35.00 $50.00 $55.00 $40.00 $80.00

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DAILY SERVICES/COURTESIES CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, Delegates must be certified by 12:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SOROR SERVICES OFFICE THU FRI SAT

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE VENDORS THU

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

FRI

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Undergraduates Only)

SAT

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

HOSPITALITY SUITE THU 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. FRI 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. SAT 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

UNDERGRADUATE HOSPITALITY SUITE THU 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. FRI 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. SAT 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

SERVICE PROJECT COLLECTIONS THU FRI

10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

AWARDS AND EXHIBITS THU FRI SAT SAT

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Set-Up) 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Viewing) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Viewing) 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Breakdown)

GOLDEN SOROR HOSPITALITY SUITE THU FRI SAT

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

MEN’S HOSPITALITY SUITE THU 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. FRI 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. SAT 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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CONFERENCE PROTOCOL Behavioral Etiquette • Sorors must display their badges to gain access to conference meetings, events and vendor areas. • Be on time for all sessions. • Do not hold seats. Be courteous. • Do not sit in designated “reserved seating” for delegates, very special guests (VSGs), Diamond/Golden Sorors, the Emergency Medical team (EMTs) or physically challenged sorors.

Conference Attire • Adhere to appropriate conference attire. Refer to “The Official Guide to Alpha Kappa Alpha Protocol” for details. • Business Attire: Meetings and Luncheons, unless noted otherwise. • Rituals Attire: Ivy Beyond the Wall – Uninterrupted White. • Rededication: No pants. • No flip flops or tennis shoes styled shoes. • Adherence to conference attire recommendations per event.

Event Etiquette • Stand when the dais processional enters the room. • Stand when the Regional Director, Supreme Basileus, and Former Supreme Basilei enter the room. • Do not walk during program introductions, meditations, and when the Regional Director or Supreme Basileus is addressing the audience. • Turn off all electronic devices. • Do not audio or video record business meetings.

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Fort Worth Convention Center 1201 Houston Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 817-392-6338

HOST HOTEL: Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 1-888-444-6664 omnihotels.com $119 per night Single / Double Code: South Central AKA

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FORMS

RECIPIENT

DEADLINES

Regional Conference Registration

Online Submission www.aka1908.com/southcentral

Sunday, February 23, 2020 LATE: February 24 - March 1, 2020

Group Registration Payment

MAIL PAYMENT WITH REGISTRATION EMAIL CONFIRMATION TO: Soror Nechelle Nogess Regional Pecunious Grammateus P. O. Box 222 Paulina, Louisiana 70763-0222

Sunday, February 23, 2020 LATE: February 24 - March 1, 2020

Registration Refund Request (After this date, absolutely no refunds will be allowed)

MAIL REFUND REGISTRATION FORM & PAID REGISTRATION EMAIL CONFIRMATION TO: Soror Nechelle Nogess Regional Pecunious Grammateus P. O. Box 222 Paulina, Louisiana 70763-0222

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Delegate Certification (NO ONLINE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED)

MAIL TO: Soror Katina M. Semien South Central Regional Director 632 St. Ferdinand Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Must be received no later than Sunday, March 1, 2020

Diamond, Golden, Silver Soror Recognition – Crowning Ceremony *MUST ATTEND DGS BREAKFAST TO BE RECOGNIZED (Pearl sorors will not be recognized during the 2020 Regional Conference season)

Online and Email Submission www.aka1908.com/southcentral Must upload and forward color photo and data form to Soror Crystal Robertson scrc2020dgs@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Legacy Breakfast

Online and Email Submission www.aka1908.com/southcentral Must upload and forward color photo and data form to Sorors Lisa and Erica Thompson scrclegacy@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

EAF AKApollo Chapter Registration Fee

MAIL FEE WITH APPLICATION FORM: Soror Nechelle Nogess Regional Pecunious Grammateus P. O. Box 222 Paulina, Louisiana 70763-0222

Sunday, March 1, 2020

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RECIPIENT

DEADLINES

EAF AKApollo Entry Application

EMAIL TO: Sorors Cyntoria Williams and Khristian Satcher EAF AKApollo Chairmen eafakapollo2020@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Basilei Roundtable

Include with Online Registration EMAIL TO: Scrc_basilei_forum@yahoo.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Financial Officers’ Certification

Include with Online Registration

Please see dates included with Registration

Graduate Advisors’ Certification Application

MAIL TO: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ATTN: GAC Training 5656 S. Stoney Island Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Graduate Advisors’ Certification Payment

Register online and pay with regional conference registration

Sunday, February 23, 2020

First Time Attendee Orientation

Include with online Registration

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Graduate Advisors Roundtable

Include with Online Registration

Sunday, March 1. 2020

Ivy Beyond the Wall

MAIL TO: Soror Katina M. Semien South Central Regional Director 632 St. Ferdinand Baton Rouge, LA 70802 AND EMAIL TO: Soror Bertha DeGraffenreid-Scott scrc2020ibtw@gmail

Sunday, March 1. 2020

Proposed Constitution & Bylaw Amendments

Recorders and Conveners Participation

EMAIL TO: 2020scrc@gmail.com

Friday, January 31, 2020

EMAIL TO: 2020scrc@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1. 2020

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FORMS

RECIPIENT

DEADLINES

Regional Choir Participation

EMAIL TO: scrc2020choir@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Regional Conference Committee Participation

EMAIL TO: 2020scrc@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Regional Recommendations

EMAIL TO: 2020scrc@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Regional Resolutions

EMAIL TO: 2020scrc@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Special Needs

Included with Online Registration

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Undergraduate Mentoring Project (UNDERGRADUATES ONLY)

Included with Online Registration

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Souvenir Journal

MAIL PAYMENT TO: Soror Nechelle Nogess Regional Pecunious Grammateus P. O. Box 222 Paulina, Louisiana 70763-0222 EMAIL AD TO: 2020scrcsouvenir@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

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SCR will partner with Souls4Souls and send new and gently worn shoes to help women start small businesses in developing nations. Visit https://soles4souls.org/aka for more Information. You are not required to bring shoes to the 88th South Central Regional Conference. You may ship shoes to Soles4Souls through Zappos. Use the following link: https://zapposforgood.org/give/s4s Please bring the attached donor form to the 88th South Central Regional Conference so that we can summarize our giving. SCR will participate in an eyeglass initiative designed to prevent blindness, help restore eyesight, and improve eye health and eye care for millions of people around the world by donating used eyeglasses in partnership with local Lions Clubs. Please bring eyeglasses packaged in clear plastic Ziploc Bags. Donor form will be provided at the Conference Community Service drop-off location.

Clusters will use pillowcases to make dresses for little girls and will expand the sorority’s efforts to include shirts for little boys. The pillowcase dresses and shirts will be sent to Haiti to provide clothing for children in need. Clusters will bring dresses to Regional Conference. Donor form will be provided at the Conference Community Service drop-off location.

During the conference sorors will provide toiletries to the underserved population in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Donor form will be provided at the Conference Community Service drop-off location.

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Helping All children succeed in school!

Donate a book and support Read Fort Worth to help improve early childhood literacy so that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025. Together we can help all children become stronger, better, and confident readers! Bring culturally relevant reading materials for young children, ages 0 - 10.

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The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, IncorporatedÂŽ Breast Cancer Awareness Coach will travel to the 88th South Central Regional Conference in Fort Worth, Texas to provide screenings for early detection of breast cancer through a mobile mammogram. The goal is to provide free screenings to uninsured women and share information concerning breast cancer, increase awareness of risk factors, and provide access to mammograms.

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REGISTRATION AND PHOTO FORM THIS CEREMONY IS OPEN TO NEW HONOREES •

Diamond, Golden and Silver sorors celebrating their anniversary for the first time are eligible to be honored. This should include sorors who were initiated in 1945 (Diamond), 1970 (Golden), and 1995 (silver). Please plan to attend this exquisite event as we honor our sorors for their contributions and their supreme service.

Suggested attire – Diamond honorees – Festive for the occasion – Golden honorees – Festive gold – Silver honorees – Festive silver

All honoree information and photo (Jpeg, 300dpi high resolution) should be submitted to scrc2020dgs@gmail.com by March 1, 2020. All information and photos must be submitted via email. Only those sorors who comply with this request by the deadline will be listed in the program and recognized at the crowning ceremony and the breakfast. All honorees must register for both events and purchase a ticket for the breakfast. For more information email: scrc2020dgs@gmail.com

PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY: _____ DIAMOND SOROR

_____ GOLDEN SOROR

_____SILVER SOROR

FULL NAME: _____________________________________________________________________ PHONE AND EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________ INITIATED CHAPTER AND YEAR: ___________________________________________________

CURRENT CHAPTER: _____________________________________________________________ SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2020 PLEASE EMAIL ALL INFORMATION TO: scrc2020dgs@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Your Name and DGS Status (i.e., Ivy Smith - Silver)

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First Name: ___________________________ Last Name______________________________ MI____ Address:______________________________________________ Phone Number_________________ City:___________________________________________________ State:______ Zip Code: ________

**LEGACY RELATIONSHIP: A DAUGHTER, GRANDDAUGHTER, STEP-DAUGHTER, ADOPTED DAUGHTER, OR LEGAL WARD IS CONSIDERED LEGACY** Soror’s Name

Relationship

Chapter

Location

Year Initiated

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____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Make additional copies as needed for chapter members. Submit one high resolution (jpeg format) photo including all members of your legacy family group. PLEASE: Identify members in the photo group. (from left to right, top to bottom, standing/seated, etc.) Email the information form and photos by March 1, 2020 to scrclegacy@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Your Name – Legacy Breakfast (i.e., Ivy Smith – Legacy Breakfast) 56


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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED® 88th South Central Regional Conference Children and Youth Activities

REGISTRATION FORM Parent/Guardian AKA Membership ID: _______________________________________________________ Hotel/Room Number: ______________________________________________________________________

CHILD INFORMATION: Child’s Name: _____________________________________________Birth Date: ______________________ Male/Female (circle one) Current Grade: ______________________________ Age: ___________________

FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION: Street Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________ State: ______________ Zip Code: ______________ Parent/Guardian: ___________________________________________________________________________ Primary Phone: ____________________________________ Alt. Phone: _____________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian 2: _________________________________________________________________________ Primary Phone: ____________________________________ Alt. Phone: ____________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________

EMERGENCY CONTACT: The parent will always be contacted first in case of an emergency. Please designate another individual as the emergency contact in the event you cannot be reached.

Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Child: _______________________________________________________________________ Primary Phone: ______________________________________ Alt. Phone: ___________________________

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AUTHORIZED PICK-UP PERSONS Please make sure to list every person (other than those listed above) that might come to pick up your child Children WILL NOT be released to any person not listed above or below. Name: __________________________________________________ Cell: ____________________________ Relationship: __________________________________________ Hotel and Room Number: _______________ Name: __________________________________________________ Cell: ____________________________ Relationship: __________________________________________ Hotel and Room Number:_______________ Name: __________________________________________________ Cell: ____________________________ Relationship: __________________________________________ Hotel and Room Number:_______________

HEALTH INFORMATION Please complete this form with the most recent and accurate information possible. This will help our staff with any extra information that may be pertinent to the care of your child. If there are any special needs your child may have due to diagnosed medical condition (i.e. Autism, ADD, ADHD), we need to be made aware of them in order to assure proper care for your child. Some conditions may require a one-on-one provided by the family or state. Neither Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., South Central Regional Conference, or the Fort Worth Convention Center will provide one-on-one supervision, all activities are group activities. If this information should change, it is your responsibility to notify the office and update this form.

Insurance Provider: ____________________________________________________________________ Policy Number: _______________________________________________________________________ Doctor’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _______________________________________________________________________ Allergies: ____________________________________________________________________________

Conditions or special needs that may affect participation in activities:

__________________________________________________________________________________________ Current medication(s). Please explain dosage & medication schedule: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Has child received medical treatment during the past year? Date: _______________ Reason: _____________________________________________________________ Dietary Restrictions: __________________________________________________________________________________________

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POLICIES – PLEASE READ AND INITIAL EACH ITEM (If you do not comment to all items, your child/children may be restricted from children’s activities)

________ PARENT CONSENT: I give permission for my child to participate in the AKA SCRC 2020 Children’s Activities, including trips by chartered transportation. I agree to hold harmless Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and its officials, agenda, and employees for any injury to my child as a result of participation in the SCRC 2020 Children’s Activities. I understand that any child who does not cooperate with staff will lose privileges to activities and can be restricted from participating in activities. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. does not tolerate bullying in any form. Children who do not comply will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given for children restricted from the children’s activities. ________ SIGN IN/OUT: Children must be signed in and out by an authorized person 18 years or older. This is for the safety and protection of your child. Parents, please note that there will be no sign in and out privileges to minor children. ________ IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR SIGN OUT: All persons picking up any child from children’s activities will be required to show proper identification in order for the child to be released. This applies to any person picking up a child regardless of having picked up that child previously. This is due to the fact that there may be several different staff members who may be in charge during sign-out periods, and the fact that it is impossible for all staff members to be familiar with all persons authorized to pick up every child registered. I understand that this is for the safety of the child and will be enforced strictly by all staff members. ________ PHOTOGRAPHS: I hereby give permission for my child to have their picture taken for any projects, advertisement, or theme events pertaining to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ________ MOVIES: I give permission for my child to watch any movies approved and shown by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I understand that these movies will only be of the G or PG ratings. ________ TRIP DAYS: I understand that there are no alternative activities or field trips and that all children present on those days must attend the trip with the rest of the group or remain with a parent/guardian. All staff assigned to field trip days will be attending the field trip and therefore there will be no staff available at the children’s hospitality suite until the hours designated. ________ PERSONAL ITEM: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is not responsible for personal items brought to the Children’s Activities. This includes lost or stolen items. Items not allowed at children’s activities include, but are not limited to IPods, cell phones, electronic gaming devices, card games, and toys. Any unidentified personal items left by the children at the end of the day will be placed in the lost and found designated area. Items in the lost and found remaining at the close of the SCRC 2020 may be donated. ________ LATE PICK-UP: Children must be picked up at the conclusion of each activity. Staff will contact the person on the designated emergency list if child is not picked up on time. I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the above mentioned policies and practices. I understand that it is my sole responsibility to notify South Central Regional Conference Children’s Committee Chairman if there is a change to any of the information that I have provided in these forms.

Parent or Guardian Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: ____________________________

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REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS REGISTRATION FOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS IS ONLINE ONLY THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION

GENERAL Regular Registration Deadline Sunday, February 23, 2020 Late Registration: Monday, February 24, 2020 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 Online registration for the conference can be accessed via the South Central Region website: www.aka1908.com/southcentral

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION • • • • • • • • •

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One online form for each soror, child, and guest attending the conference should be submitted. Only registered, financial sorors may participate in conference activities. Neither financial nor non-financial sorors may be guests of registered financial sorors at the conference. Registration materials and forms are available for download via the South Central Region website. Registration may be paid with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover credit cards or debit cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo. We will not accept mailed payments for individual registrations. Registration confirmations will be sent via E-mail. Please provide an e-mail address where indicated. Once your registration has been submitted, very limited modifications will be allowed. Adding activities to your existing registration can be done before March 1, 2020. We encourage you to take your time so that your registration is submitted as accurately as possible. Group/Chapter Registration will be available online. Payments can be made via credit card, debit card, Chapter Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order. Group registrations are not considered CONFIRMED until payment is received and applied to the group registration record. Only the authorized chapter officer who remitted the Group Registration will receive the registration confirmation for the group. All chapter checks, cashier checks and money orders should be made payable to: “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated”. For non - South Central Region Sorors who would like to register for the conference, please note the following requirements: 1. Visit www.aka1908.com and scroll to the bottom of the home webpage to access the Member Assistance Form. 2. Select from "Event Registration Concerns" from the Contact Category Drop-down menu 3. Be sure to complete the form in its entirety and indicate the type of event as well as the region that is hosting the event you wish to attend 4. After submitting your form, please allow 24-48 hours for our regional database to be updated. Afterwards, you should be able to access our online registration system. 73


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Governance-based Chapter forms cannot be processed online. Chapter forms are located in this Registration Booklet. All completed forms must be mailed to the appropriate parties by the noted deadlines. Registration confirmations will be sent via E-mail. Changes to the Delegate list may be made only by the chapter Basileus or Grammateus and only from the Official Delegate Registration Form.

LATE REGISTRATION • Late registration will be assessed a late fee of $50.00 for sorors and $25.00 for guests. • Late fees apply to graduate and undergraduate members as well as guests.

REFUNDS • Refund requests must be submitted in writing only to the Conference Pecunious Grammateus and postmarked and/or emailed by Sunday, March 15, 2020. NO REGISTRATION REFUNDS WILL BE HONORED AFTER THIS DATE. Refunds will be considered and processed after the conference bills have been paid. A processing fee of $35 will be assessed and deducted from the refund amount. • All refund requests should include your contact information, address to send refund, and documentation supporting your request as needed. • If a refund has been requested through your credit card company, then please notify the Conference Pecunious Grammateus. • There will be NO REFUNDS ON MEAL FUNCTIONS after Sunday, March 1, 2020. • There will be no onsite refunds. • All refunds will be issued via South Central Region check.

KITS, MERCHANDISE AND CERTIFICATES • • • •

Kits will be reserved for pre-registered sorors. Kits are not guaranteed for late registrations. Conference merchandise will not be exchanged onsite. Conference attendance certificates will be emailed to sorors following the close of the conference. A registered soror unable to attend the conference may request the Chapter Basileus or Graduate Advisor (Undergraduate Chapter Only) to pick-up her registration packet. The following information will be required upon registration check-in: • A signed letter from the absent Soror, giving permission to release her packet. • The Soror picking up the packet will be required to present her financial card and sign a confirmation letter. • Only the Chapter Basileus will be allowed to sign for an absent Soror’s packet if she does not send a letter. • Registration materials and souvenirs will not be mailed.

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SUBSTITUTE REGISTRATION • A soror may substitute for another soror by submitting a written request signed by the original soror, designating the name of the substitute soror and signed by the Chapter Basileus. This document must be presented to the Registration Committee Chairman or her Registration Committee Designee upon arrival at the conference. • Substitution for a graduate delegate with a pre-approved alternate requires a written request from the Graduate Chapter Basileus or the Undergraduate Chapter Basileus and Graduate Advisor. • Any substitution requests made PRIOR to the close of registration must be forwarded to the South Central Regional Technology committee at SCRtech@aka1908.com.

SEATING AT MEAL EVENTS • Golden Sorors and other special guests will have reserved seating at the front of the room for each meal function. • Seating at meal functions for other sorors and guests will be on a first-come, first-served basis, except for the Formal Gala which is based on time of registration.

ONLINE REGISTRATION EXPERIENCE WHO: Every financially active soror, her non-soror guest, and youth/children planning to attend and participate in the conference must be registered via the online registration system. No individual event attendance will be allowed unless the individual is a conference registrant. WHAT: Registration for the 88th South Central Regional Conference will be managed online. WHERE: Registration for the 88th South Central Regional Conference is accessible at

www.aka1908.com/southcentral WHEN: Regular Registration Ends: Sunday, February 23, 2020 Late Registration: Monday, February 24, 2020 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 HOW: When you register online, you will be required to provide the following information: Soror's Name a n d Financial card #, Guest Name (if applicable), Youth/Child’s Name (if applicable), Soror's Email Address, Soror's Mailing Address, Soror's Phone Number, Cluster, Current Chapter, Chapter Location, Chapter Initiated, Initiation Year

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ONSITE CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE To check-in and receive your registration materials, you will need the following: 1. Your photo identification. 2. Your financial card. 3. Your registration confirmation showing your barcode (either hard copy or electronic).

Onsite check-in will be managed using ExpressPass Stations. The process is simple: 1. Scan the barcode displayed on your confirmation notice. 2. The system will retrieve your information. 3. Your badge, tickets, and receipts for merchandise will print automatically!

YOU ARE DONE! A Registration Committee designee will: 1. Check your photo identification and financial card. 2. Confirm your printed documents are accurate and received. 3. Issue your kit and any pre-purchased merchandise.

IMPORTANT TIPS • • • •

It is every soror’s responsibility to ensure her information is correct in the registration system. Changes to name, chapter, city, event tickets, and merchandise will not be made onsite. Tickets will be issued for all events at Registration. Lost tickets will not be replaced.

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OFFICIAL DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE INSTRUCTIONS List the names of your chapter delegates and alternates to the 87th South Central Regional Conference on the Official Delegate Registration Form. The Chapter Basileus, prior to registration, must certify all delegates and alternates for the Conference. Any changes in the list of official delegates must be mailed to the Regional Director postmarked on or before March 1, 2020. In either case, the only person authorized to change delegates or alternates is the Chapter Basileus and the change must bear her signature. For undergraduate chapters, the Graduate Advisor is authorized to change delegates or alternates. Please complete and mail the Official Delegate Registration Form to the Regional Director. This mail must be postmarked on or before Sunday, March 1, 2020. Any Official Delegate Registration Forms postmarked after this date will result in the delegates not being certified to vote at the Regional Conference. NO EXCEPTIONS. RETURN OFFICIAL DELEGATE REGISTRATION FORM TO: Soror Katina M. Semien South Central Regional Director 632 St. Ferdinand Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

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OFFICIAL DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE FORM (Please type or print clearly) Chapter ____________________________________Number of Active Members ______________ Location (Name of college, if applicable) _______________________________________________ City ________________________________________________ State _______________________ Every financial chapter is entitled to no less than two (2) delegates. The formula for determining the delegate count is as follows: 1 to 10 active members

2 delegates

86 to 100 active members

8 delegates

11 to 25 active members

3 delegates

101 to 115 active members

9 delegates

26 to 40 active members

4 delegates

116 to 130 active members

10 delegates

41 to 55 active members

5 delegates

131 to 145 active members

11 delegates

56 to 70 active members

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146 & over active members

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71 to 85 active members

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DELEGATES

ALTERNATES

No chapter shall have more than twelve (12) delegates.

No chapter shall have more than twelve (12) alternates.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Basileus’ Signature: _______________________________________________________________ Graduate Advisor (Undergraduate) ___________________________________________________ Basileus’ Phone _____________________________ Graduate Advisor’s Phone _______________ Forward names of elected delegates and alternates by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: Soror Katina M. Semien, South Central Regional Director 632 St. Ferdinand, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

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REGIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES Awards – This committee will assist with judging all awards submitted on site. Additionally, these sorors will assist with logistical and maintenance assistance. Only non-delegates may serve on this committee. Constitution and Bylaws - This committee shall propose and accept needed changes in the Constitution and Bylaws. Connection - This committee will meet to discuss legislative issues that may impact the states that encompass the South Central Region. EAF - This committee will assist with fundraising related to the Educational Advancement Foundation. They will also assist with AKApollo (Members of the committee must purchase tickets to EAF AKApollo at the South Central Regional Conference). Ivy Beyond the Wall - This committee will assist with the Ivy Beyond The Wall Ceremony that will be held at the South Central Regional Conference Logistics - This committee shall assist the regional and local Logistics committees at the South Central Regional Conference. Philacter – This committee will serve as doorkeepers during the closed sessions of the regional conferences. They will be responsible for admissions to the sessions of registered sorors and collecting late fees. During ceremonies the Philacter Committee will ensure the entry of only those sorors who are properly attired. Once the ceremonies have begun, the Philacters committee will ensure that no additional sorors are admitted. Protocol - This committee facilitates the proper protocol during the Regional Conference. Photography/Social Media -This committee will work directly with the regional and local photography and social media committees in promoting the conference. Recommendations -This committee will receive, compile, edit, and present recommendations from chapters and committees to the conference. Rededication - This committee will assist with the rededication ceremony held during the conference. Resolutions - This committee will receive, recommend, and edit resolutions from chapters and committees. Resolutions are binding. Therefore, this committee must evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of resolutions received. The committee should consult the Regional Director if there are questions concerning the stated directions. Rules – This committee will establish the standing rules to govern the proceedings of the Regional Conference. This committee must report to the conference at the first plenary session. Technology – This committee will work directly with the Regional Technology Committee to ensure that all tech needs are met during the Regional Conference. Time and Place: Regional Conference and Cluster Retreats – This committee will inform the conference participants of future dates and locations of the Regional Conferences. The committee will also clarify dates and locations of Cluster Retreats. Undergraduate Activities - This committee shall assist the local and regional undergraduate activities committee with events hosted by undergraduates during the conference.

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REGIONAL COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION (Please type or print clearly) AWARDS

LOGISTICS

RESOLUTIONS

CONNECTION

PHILACTERS

RULES

CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS

PHOTOGRAPHY/SOCIAL MEDIA

TECHNOLOGY

EAF

PROTOCOL

TIME & PLACE

GENERAL MEMBERS’ MEETING

RECOMMENDATIONS

UNDERGRADUATE ACTIVITIES

IVY BEYOND THE WALL

REDEDICATION

Sorors interested in serving on one of the above Regional Committees should be listed on this form so those names can be included in the Regional Conference Agenda. Please email this form by Sunday, March 1, 2020. Participation on committees not listed above is limited to select groups based on appointments or elections.

SOROR NAME:

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CHAPTER:

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ADDRESS:

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CITY, STATE, ZIP:

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EMAIL ADDRESS:

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PHONE NUMBER:

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COMMITTEE:

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Please email by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: 2020SCRC@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Your Name – Regional Committee (i.e., Ivy Smith – Regional Committee)

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WORKSHOP FACILITATOR & RECORDER RESPONSIBILITIES WORKSHOP FACILITATORS • • • • • • • • • •

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop session beginning. Consult with the presenter to ensure that the room is set up appropriately and contains the equipment requested. Secure the presenter’s bio, if not available in advance for introduction of the presenter. Assist with distributing workshop materials and provide other assistance to the presenter as needed. Call the workshop to order. Introduce yourself, the workshop recorder, and the presenter to the sorors assembled. Facilitate dialogue/discussion by asking questions if sorors in the audience are reluctant. Facilitate a question and answer session at the end of the workshop. Serve as the timekeeper for the workshop. Thank the presenter for the presentation. Ensure contact information for presenter, facilitator and recorder is documented on the designated form. Submit presenter’s bio, contact information, copies of the presentation, and the recorder’s workshop summary and notes to a designated workshop committee representative at the conclusion of the workshop session.

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Arrive at the workshop fifteen (15) minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin. Bring writing instruments—a pen or pencil—for notes; a pen for the final workshop summary. Introduce yourself to the presenter and facilitator and ensure workshop attendees sign in and give complete information as designated on sign-in sheets. Obtain copies of workshop handouts from the facilitator. Record legible notes on designated pages in the workshop recorder’s packet, taking care to include participants’ questions, presenter’s answers and other key points. Obtain a copy of the presentation from the presenter. Assist the facilitator in distributing and collecting the workshop evaluation forms, if applicable. Assure that all sign-in sheets, notes, and workshop summaries are placed in the designated envelope for the Regional Workshop Committee. Submit the workshop summary, notes, and the copies of the presentation to the facilitator, in the recorder’s packet, at the conclusion of the workshop and before leaving the workshop room.

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WORKSHOP FACILITATOR/RECORDER FORM (Please type or print clearly)

Please complete the form if you are interested in serving as a workshop facilitator or workshop recorder.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

WORKSHOP RECORDER

SOROR NAME:_______________________________________________________________

CHAPTER:___________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:___________________________________________________________________

CITY, STATE, ZIP:_____________________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER:_____________________________________________________________

Please email by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: 2020SCRCWorkshops@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Your Name - Workshop Facilitator or Recorder (i.e., Ivy Smith – Workshop Recorder) 83


REGIONAL RECOMMENDATION FORM (Please type or print clearly) Please check the recommendation(s) with a brief rationale/explanation. The chapter must submit all recommendations by the deadline indicated below to be considered at the regional conference. A recommendation is an action that requires consideration by a higher body. Chapter Reporting: ______________________________________________________________ Location: ______________________________________________________________________ Basileus: ______________________________________________________________________ Please state the recommendation exactly as you wish the wording to read: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Basileus: __________________________________________________________ Signature: _________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________________________

Please email by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: 2020SCRC@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Chapter Name – Recommendation (i.e., Ivy Chapter - Recommendation)

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REGIONAL RESOLUTIONS FORM (Please type or print clearly) Please list the resolution(s) with a brief rationale/explanation. The chapter must submit all resolutions. A resolution is primarily a motion that mandates action by an assembly or body. Resolutions cannot be in conflict with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Constitution and Bylaws. In addition, resolutions cannot mandate actions by the National Body. Chapter Reporting:____________________________________________________ Location: ___________________________________________________________

Basileus: ___________________________________________________________ Please state the recommendation exactly as you wish the wording to read: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Basileus: _________________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________________________________

Please email by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: 2020SCRC@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Chapter Name – Resolution (i.e., Ivy Chapter - Resolution)

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PROPOSED CONSTITUTION AND BYLAW AMENDMENTS (Please type or print clearly) Membership Affiliation Date

Chapter

General Member Chapter Information

Chapter

Location

Region

Name of Chapter Basileus

Home Phone

Mobile Number

Basileus Email Address Chapter Address

City:

General Member Information Name of General Member submitting proposed amendment General Member Address

State

Mobile Number

Home Phone City

State

General Member Email Address Constitution and Bylaws Amendment Information Current Constitution Language: (Attach a copy of the reference section in the current Constitution and Bylaws to this form) Article Number: _______________

Section Number: ____________ Page Number :________________

Proposed Constitution Language (The proposed amendment should clearly state the wording as it is to appear. Use additional sheets if necessary)

Rationale for proposed amendment

Will this proposed amendment have any fiscal impact on the sorority? Yes No

If yes, please describe the anticipated fiscal impact.

Signature of General Member submitting proposed amendment

Date

Signature of Chapter Basileus

Date

Signature of Chapter Grammateus

Date

Note: This form should be submitted to the Regional Director by Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2020SCRC@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Chapter Name- Constitution and Bylaws (i.e., Ivy Chapter – Constitution and Bylaws)

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CHAPTER TRAVEL INFORMATION FORM (Please type or print clearly)

If your chapter plans to travel to Fort Worth by chartered bus, please complete the form below. Name of Chapter:____________________________________________________________________ Location:

_______________________________________________________________________

Number of Buses:

____________________________________________________________

Total Number of Sorors Traveling by Chartered Bus:________________________________________ Date and Time of Arrival:

____________________________________________________________

Date and Time of Departure: __________________________________________________________

Please email by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: 2020SCRC@gmail.com SUBJECT LINE: Chapter Name – Travel Information (i.e., Ivy Chapter – Travel Information)

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IVY BEYOND THE WALL FORM (Please type or print clearly) Name of Ivy Beyond the Wall: __________________________________________________________ Chapter:___________________________________________________________________________ City:_______________________________________ State: _________________________________ Cluster:

____________________________Basileus:____________________________________

Became an Ivy Beyond the Wall On:_____________________________________________________ Disposition of Pin: ___________________________________________________________________ Chapter Initiated:________________________________________ Year: _______________________ Chapter Basileus or her designee should arrive at the ceremony location no later than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony. Chapter Basileus or designee should sit in the front row to place an ivy leaf in the basket when the Ivy Beyond the Wall’s name is called. Chapter members should stand when the name(s) of Ivy or Ivies Beyond the Wall from their chapter are called. Please forward a headshot of the Soror no later than Sunday, March 1, 2020 to scrc2020ibtw@gmail.com for inclusion in the presentation. MAIL THIS FORM BY MARCH 1, 2020 TO: Soror Katina M. Semien South Central Regional Director 632 St. Ferdinand Baton Rouge, LA 70802 FORWARD THIS FORM and PHOTOS VIA EMAIL BY SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 TO : scrc2020ibtw@gmail.com Subject line: IBTW Name – Chapter (i.e., Ivy Smith – Ivy Chapter) *Doors will be closed for the Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Sorors are reminded that the attire for this solemn ceremony is seasonal white dresses or skirt suits with sleeves, coordinating white shoes and complementary hosiery. Pants, pantsuits, and hats are NOT allowed. 88


CHOIR/CHORUS PARTICIPATION FORM (Please type or print clearly) The South Central Region is establishing a Choir/Chorus for the Regional Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. This chorus will be singing during Plenary Sessions and other areas as needed. We will be singing a variety of music. Please register to sing with us with the following information. You will be contacted by the music committee. SOROR NAME:_________________________________________________________________

CHAPTER: _____________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________

CITY, STATE, ZIP: _______________________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________________________________

Please email this form by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: SCRC2020Choir@gmail.com Subject line: Your Name – Choir (i.e., Ivy Smith – Choir)

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BASILEI ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (Please type or print clearly) This workshop is open to all BASILEI and will serve as a roundtable discussion to address issues that you face as Basileus in addition to solutions to assist during your term.

SOROR NAME: _________________________________________________________________

CHAPTER (must be current Basileus): ______________________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________

CITY, STATE, ZIP: _______________________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________________________________

Please email this form by Sunday, March 1, 2020 to: SCRC_BASILEI_FORUM@yahoo.com Subject line: Your Name – Chapter (i.e., Ivy Smith – Ivy Chapter)

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UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE EAF AKAPOLLO TALENT SHOW GENERAL INFORMATION All chapters must be in good standing with the Sorority and financial at all levels to register to participate in the Step/Talent Show Competition. All members of the step team and individual participants must be registered participants of the conference and have paid their EAF dues for 2020. All participants must purchase an AKApollo ticket. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR TEAM/IDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS TO SUBMIT: 1. A completed and signed EAF AKApollo Talent Show registration form; and 2. Payment of a $25 non-refundable chapter registration fee for undergraduate participants and payment of $50 registration fee for graduate chapters. Please mail payment to Soror Neshelle Nogess, Regional Pecunious Grammateus, P.O. Box 222, Pauline, LA 70763-0222. The deadline of the application and payment must be postmarked by Sunday, March 1, 2020. Make checks payable to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. AUTHORIZATION: 1. If you are an undergraduate chapter, you must obtain approval from your Graduate Advisor and the Regional Director before you proceed with performing for AKApollo. 2. Graduate chapters wishing to compete in the Stepping Category must meet the criteria as listed in Graduate Guidelines for Stepping, submit the Authorization to Step Request Form, and receive approval from the Regional Director before their participation is confirmed. PERFORMANCE RULES AND GUIDELINES: 1. Step team performances may not exceed 6 minutes. A one point deduction for every second over time will be taken. Performers will automatically be disqualified at 7 minutes (time starts once movement or music begins, including skits or dancing). An official time keeper will be present. The 6 minutes does not include your set up and breakdown time. 2. Talent performances may not exceed 6 minutes. A one point deduction for every second over time will be taken. Performers will automatically be disqualified at 7 minutes (time starts once movement or music begins, including skits or dancing). An official time keeper will be present. The 6 minutes does not include your set up and breakdown time. 3. The Judges Coordinator will oversee the fairness of the competition between all participants. Judges will be WELL informed of the IMPORTANCE of their role, so NO MISTAKES are made. 4. Each team must provide all performance audio on a USB device with the edited version. There must be an assigned person to assist the DJ during your team’s performance. All music/recordings will be the responsibility of the Step Team. All USB devices and written sound cueing procedures must be submitted to: eafakapollo2020@gmail.com by no later than Sunday, March 1, 2020. The DJ is not responsible for music that is not properly recorded. 5. Only the number of members reported, will be admitted with the team. Groups/teams will be counted upon arrival and are strongly encouraged to arrive together. Show order will be predetermined. 6. The use of profanity, sexually explicit material or distasteful conduct will result in disqualification. 7. Organizational pride and respect for affiliate National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations must be exhibited. Any malicious intent or slander of another National Pan-Hellenic Council organization will result in immediate disqualification. 8. Pyrotechnics or any types of special effects that are a fire hazard or weapons are prohibited. Special equipment needs should be emailed to Soror Cyntoria Williams, EAF AKApollo Chairman AND Soror Katina Semien at eafakapollo2020@gmail.com no later than Sunday, March 1, 2020. No tickets will be sold after registration. All tickets must be pre-purchased!

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UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE EAF AKAPOLLO TALENT SHOW AWARD CATEGORIES STEP TEAM

TALENT

Graduate/ Undergraduate Divisions (Prizes awarded for each division) 1st Place $500 and Trophy 2nd Place $250 and Trophy 3rd Place $100 and Trophy

1st Place $250 and Trophy 2nd Place $100 and Trophy

SPECIFICS 1. 2. 3.

Six Minute Show Two Minute Set up One Minute Break Down

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Six Minute Show Two Minute Set up One Minute Break Down

SCORING AND JUDGING CRITERIA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Criteria Introduction Audience Engagement Transitions Creativity/ Originality Vocal Clarity Appearance/ Costume Complexity/ Difficulty Precision/ Synchronization Stage Presence/ Showmanship Overall Performance MAXIMUM POINTS

Points 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 100

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Criteria Audience Engagement Creativity/ Originality Appearance/ Costume Talent Stage Presence/ Showmanship Overall Performance MAXIMUM POINTS

Points 10 10 10 10 10 10 60

Teams will be able to earn a maximum of 10 points in each category. Step and Stroll competition will have a total of 100 points, and Talent will have a total of 60 points.

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UNDERGRADUATE / GRADUATE EAF AKAPOLLO TALENT SHOW REGISTRATION FORM (Please type or print clearly)

GRADUATE CHAPTER - $50 UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER - $25 Make checks/money orders payable to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Please mail this form and payment to Soror Neshelle S. Nogess, Regional Pecunious Grammateus, P.O. Box 222, Pauline, LA, 70763-0222. Deadline for form and payment submission is March 1, 2020.

Date: _________________________________ Chapter: ________________________________ City/State: ______________________________________________________________________ University Name (if applicable); _____________________________________________________ Basileus: _______________________________________ Basileus Mobile: _________________ Graduate Advisor (Undergraduate Chapter): ___________________________________________ Graduate Advisor’s Mobile: ______________________________ Number of Participants: ______ The Number of Participants: The total number of performers, music and prop assistants.

Please check all that apply:  Graduate  Undergraduate  Dancing  Individual  Talent  Spoken Word

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2020 REGIONAL CONFERENCE FORUMS THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. FOR1 Budget Forum This forum will allow members an opportunity to ask financial questions. The forum addresses the 2020 and 2022 budgets planned for presentation at the 2020 Boule, chapter financial operations, chapter obligations pertaining to the chapter income tax payment process and any other financial questions.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. FOR2 Constitution Forum This forum will review proposed amendments to the sorority’s constitution and bylaws that will be voted on at the 2020 Boule. Sorors will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain clarity regarding all proposed changes

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2020 REGIONAL CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. WK01 Communications Visual Communications In today’s digital world, we can be exposed to more than 5,000 ads per day. Nearly all of these messages are ignored or quickly forgotten. People just don’t have the time or attention span to read even the shortest written messages. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to create images and design elements that convey information that can be quickly understood. We will focus on visual elements that can be used on social media – flyers, Power Point presentations and other promotional materials.

WK02 Connection Exemplifying Excellence: AKAs L.E.A.D. Into Decision 2020 This workshop will share Get Out The Vote (GOTV) strategies and program ideas that chapters can implement to educate, register, and mobilize communities for successful AKAs L.E.A.D. Voter Engagement Campaigns. Guidance will also be offered on how to organize non-partisan GOTV events including DO’S and DON’Ts of political affiliations, candidate fundraisers, endorsements, and participation in marches, rallies and demonstrations.

WK03 Constitution Application – Time to DO IT In this workshop you will use what you know by successfully APPLYING Parliamentary Procedure and your knowledge of our documents. Join us for this interactive workshop where you will “act out” your answers. Others will identify the possible source. All workshop participants will have an opportunity to offer other possible solutions. Lastly, you will discuss “ Was the chosen action the most effective and WHY. No one will be leave uninformed.

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WK04 Finance Managing Chapter Financial Operations Using the Fiscal Fitness Guide for Chapter Financial Operations This interactive workshop provides participants with information on chapter financial procedures and operations. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the financial officers, expectations of being a financial leader and guidelines for managing financial operations. Sorors will become well versed on the information included in the Fiscal Fitness Guide for Chapter Financial Operations, which includes budgeting, auditing, internal controls and financial statement reporting.

WK05 Foundations Foundations Fundamentals This workshop is a must for every chapter that has a foundation and for those chapters that would like to start a foundation. It will be an interactive workshop designed to provide information regarding the difference between a 501(c )(3) and 501 (c)(7) tax status, provide best practices in the do’s and don’ts of operating a foundation, and explain Article III .Section 20 of the Constitution and Bylaws by providing examples on how a chapter and foundation can collaborate in executing sorority program targets.

WK06 Membership #AKALife…Sustaining Life-Long Service and Sisterhood through Effective Chapter Mentoring This interactive workshop will focus on Mentoring Best Practices. “The Process of Life Long Sisterhood” will be provided, covering new and improved concepts and strategies offered for effective chapter mentoring, planning and development. Further, the Committee will introduce the use of Soror-to-Soror coaching as an instrument for chapters to support impactful mentoring efforts. Participants will b engaged through interactive case study scenarios. Best of the Best Membership recognition certificates will be awarded to chapters.

WK08 MIP Undergraduate A Roadmap to Conducting an Undergraduate MIP with EXCELLENCE This workshop will provide step by step directions for the following: (1) submitting accurate MIP forms and documents for the undergraduate MIP process: 2) a reinforcement for a zero tolerance for hazing and (3) acceptable formats for submitting transcripts. Attend and receive your FREE MIP roadmap.

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WK12 Rituals Our Sacred Rituals: Reverence, Reflection and Renewal Our Rituals represent the spiritual foundation of out sorority. Join us for this reflective, informative and interactive workshop to learn how to execute our ritualistic ceremonies.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WK07 MIP Graduate A Roadmap to Conducting a Graduate MIP with EXCELLENCE This workshop will provide step by step directions for the following: (1) submitting accurate MIP forms and documents; (2) acceptable formats for submitting transcripts; and (3) the NEW Active Chapter Participation Criteria for sponsorship. Attend and receive your FREE MIP roadmap.

WK09 Program Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service – Strategies for an Award-Winning Chapter Program Programs are the heart of our amazing sisterhood. Chapters have demonstrated implementation of the Excellence Program targets with enthusiasm and tenacity. This workshop will provide resources to chapter for implementing award-winning programs and assuring outcomes of Excellence.

WK10 Protocol Exemplifying Excellence in Alpha Kappa Alpha Protocol This interactive workshop will include the study of basic protocol for all sorors. This workshop is geared toward current or aspiring leaders as it relates to protocol implementation for chapter and other sorority events.

WK11 Risk Management Exemplifying Excellence Through Effective Risk Management: It’s Every Soror’s Business. This workshop will discuss top Sorority risks; discuss best practices to effectively identify, assess, and

mitigate risk at every level of the Sorority concerning active and inactive members; and explore the role every soror must play in mitigating risk.

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WK13 Sisterly Relations Managing Conflict: K.I.S.S. – Keeping It Sisterly Sorors This workshop will be a dynamic engaging and interactive workshop filled with tools to manage and resolve conflicts as they arise. The goal is to ensure that Sorors remain sisterly – even through difficult situations.

WK14 Standards Preparing for the Electronic Chapter Evaluation This interactive workshop shall provide the fundamentals of transitioning to the electronic evaluation process. Key areas include: Chapter records management and retention; chapter assessment; and end-of-year reporting. Sorors are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets as hands-on training will be provided.

WK15 Technology Chapter Excellence Using New Technology Initiatives This informative and interactive workshop will allow sorors to work in real-time with our newly released initiatives and preview upcoming technology releases. Sorors are encouraged to bring their laptops to the workshop. Sorors will learn how to use technology to solve Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter challenges, reduce paper, increase communication and empower the chapter to use: Best practices for our new initiatives while reinforcing knowledge of “Do’s and Don’ts” with New Technology.

WK16 Undergraduate Activities The Final LEVEL: EXCELLENCE Exemplified Join the Undergraduate Activities Committee as we recap the undergraduate milestones of the “LEVEL UP! Leveraging Excellence through Vibrant Engagement and Leadership”. We will host an undergraduate town-hall and provide the tools you need to take your chapter to the next level.

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