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December 2016

Volume I Issue 12

President’s New Year’s Message “Soft Breezes of Change” Greetings Sorors, My sincere thanks and gratitude to each of you for giving your time and resources to the activities, fundraisers and Programs of Lambda Tau Omega Chapter. We are known for the excellence of our service programs. Welcome aboard to our new officers and welcome to returning

Sisterly,

As we begin a New Year, I invite you to play your part in raising our or-

Barbara J. Pearson-McCreary.MD Basileus, Lambda Tau Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpa Sorority, Inc.

ganization to a higher level of excellence. Soft breezes of change are

president@ltoaka.org

officers as we continue to work in unity for the good, growth and edification of our Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

blowing and we must set our sails and take advantage of them. This might mean leaving behind practices and structures we have relied on until now, which no longer serve as well as we sail into a global tide of change.

In This Issue:

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Spiritual Oversight

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Celebrating Our Legacy

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AKA One Million Backpacks

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AKA International Impact Days

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that will grow the organization and

Tamiouchos Tips

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Increase the involvement of our membership and grow our Service

Holiday Photos

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AKAversaries

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Upcoming Events

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As we move toward more efficient and smarter ways of working, we will engage our Executive Officers in more training. This will be designed to ensure that we: 

Strengthen our public image through strong Service Projects and be respectful of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s brand which is known and recognized internationally.

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Commit to our organizations mission and implement a Strategic Plan

Projects that are the heart of the vitality and sustainability of our organization I eagerly view the New Year as a time for change, for fresh vision and for new accomplishments. To make the most of these opportunities, we need creative, innovative and energetic minds and willing hands. Your input is needed; you are needed. Please resolve in 2017 to communicate your ideas and needs as well as to continue to volunteer your available time and energy to Lambda Tau Omega Chapter. Join us for an exciting and productive year.

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Spiritual Oversight Committee dant living. May our children see you in our everyday lives through the tenderness we share. May we Heavenly Father, we desperately need you. Daily, we bicker and yell a lot less, and give life-giving words choose social media over reading our Bible. We instead. starve our prayer life and feed our pride. We all fall We want to thank and praise you for all you’ve done short of your glory, yet you love us just the in 2016. We’ve had our share of trials, but we’ve same! Your unconditional love is amazing. Thank had our moments of pure joy as well. Allow us to you for allowing Jesus to pay for our sin in full. Our continue to walk and praise in the freedom that we debt is paid and Jesus’s blood has provided a way share and we will be careful to give you all the glory for us to be redeemed. and praise in Jesus’ Name, amen. May 2017 be a year of personal revival in the hearts YOUR TURN! of your children. May we experience you in a fervent pray for: way through the reading of your Word and the fel- Please lowship of a renewed prayer life.

A Prayer for 2017

May we not get sucked into fighting the battles, but let you fight them for us. May we trust you for the best for our lives, instead of trying to write our own story. Give us strength and wisdom to face any unforeseeable hurt and pain. May we not grow bitter against you because of it. Let us reach out to the widow, orphan the oppressed and depressed. Help us to have a heart for giving to the needy and forgotten. We thank you for our service men and women and their families, who sacrifice so much for our freedom even at the cost of their own. You are the light that will cut through the darkest of nights. May we choose to obediently follow you and say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Strengthen our relationships. Convict the prodigal children to return to your feast of abun-

Soror Toni Austin Johnson Soror Joyce Duke Soror Stephanie Farrow Soror Carol Sharp Soror Eve Garnett Soror Drella Savage

Soror Tina Hughes Burke, Chairmen 2 Spiritual Oversight Committee


CELEBRATING A LEGACY OF SISTERHOOD A TIME FOR REFLECTION

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT ON OUR FOUNDERS…109 YEARS AGO THEIRS WAS AN AWESOME TASK! WE SALUTE OUR FOUNDERS FOR THEIR TENACITY AND EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP AS THEY FOUNDED

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AKA One Million Backpacks Support Lambda Tau Omega Chapter’s Target I Initiative Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is promoting the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million Backpacks℠. Donating backpacks with school supplies throughout 2014-2018 will help to encourage a positive learning experiences for children throughout the south suburbs of Chicago. You are making a difference!

Simply donate…

5 Backpacks with Supplies Suggested supplies to include… • No.2 pencils • Loose leaf paper • Pens • Hand sanitizer • Glue sticks • Highlighters

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Donate $30 Your donations will provide 5 Backpacks with supplies (Checks payable to LTO and give to Soror Karla Barton)

A GOOD THING BEARS REPEATING!!!!!! AKA One Million Backpacks Support Lambda Tau Omega Chapter’s Target I Initiative Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is promoting the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million Backpacks℠. Donating backpacks with school supplies throughout 2014-2018 will help to encourage a positive learning experiences for children throughout the south suburbs of Chicago. You are making a difference!

Simply donate…

5 Backpacks with Supplies Suggested supplies to include… • No.2 pencils • Loose leaf paper • Pens • Hand sanitizer • Glue sticks • Highlighters

or

Donate $30 Your donations will provide 5 Backpacks with supplies (Checks payable to LTO and give to Soror Karla Barton)

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Jan. 16th: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Feb. 3rd: Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Apr. 18th: AKA/NAMI Awareness

May 20th: AKA 1908 Playgrounds Project June 20th: The Longest Day (Alzheimer's Association) Oct. 16th: Childhood Hunger Awareness

Soror Marilyn Hamb, Anti Basileus Program Chairman

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Tamiouchos Tips Happy New Year Sorors, As we begin 2017, let us remember:

2017 Twenty Pearls Foundation Obligations The 2017 Fundraising Obligation for each general member is $375.00. All fundraising obligations (assessments) must be paid in full by the 31st of December, of the same year, in order for a member to remain in good standing. Checks are to be made payable to Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc.

2017 Lambda Tau Omega Dues Graduate Members

$310

Graduate Life Members

$185

* Graduate Members (62+)*

$294

* Graduate Life Members (62+)* $169 *Must be LTO Financial 2 Consecutive Years … Checks are to be made payable to Lambda Tau Omega. All dues are payable by or at the January chapter meeting. A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed after this date

Reimbursement Requests: Prior Planning Promotes Peace The correct voucher has been completed (in its entirety): Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc. à Pink Voucher Lambda Tau Omega Operating Activities àPale Green Voucher Lambda tau Omega Program Initiatives Activities à Bright Green Voucher The appropriate signatures have been obtained The accurate documentation has been attached $oror $arah Lewis-Weaver 2017 Tamiouchos

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Holiday Photos

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JANUARY 2017 HODEGOS REPORT

hAPPY AKAVERSARY SOROR TINISHA MORRIS

JANUARY 27, 2008

SOROR GERALDINE MURPHY JANUARY XX, 2005

Soror Leah Hill Hodegos

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Please refer to the Event Calendar on the website for the date, location and time of committee meetings

Jan. 16th: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Jan. 28th: Joint Founders Day Luncheon, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr. Apr. 6-9th: Central Regional Conference Milwaukee, Wisconsin Feb. 3rd: Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Apr. 18th: AKA/NAMI Awareness May 20th: AKA 1908 Playgrounds Project June 20th: The Longest Day (Alzheimer's Association) Oct. 16th: Childhood Hunger Awareness

Newsletter submissions are due to the Basileus on the first Monday of each month. The January newsletter submissions must be in by February 4, 2017. Please send all submissions to: president@ltoaka.org. Be sure to Cc Soror Ruby Roberson at ruby.roberson@sbcglobal.net. Next month, featured articles will include: Soros and their “sweeties�. Get your photos in soon.

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