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Full Text of HR0825  102nd General Assembly

HR0825 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The Delta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa
3Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered in East St. Louis
4on May 25, 1946 and is a chapter in the oldest Greek letter
5organization established by African American college-trained
6women; and
 
7    WHEREAS, The eight charter members of the Delta Delta
8Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated were
9Beatrice Burson Miller who served as the chartering and first
10president of the chapter, Thelma Barnes Blackwell, Ruth
11Brinkley Brown, Katherine Floyd Fagen, Johnetta Randolph
12Haley, Evelyn Moore, Iona Fidler Reed, and Anita Mae Wallace;
13and
 
14    WHEREAS, These professional women served the Metro-East
15community as empowered leaders and with a commitment to serve
16youth and adults on the local and global scale; and
 
17    WHEREAS, These women prided themselves in fostering a bond
18that kept the foundation of sisterliness and service at the
19forefront of every program and activity they presented to the
20community; and
 
21    WHEREAS, Since the inception of its chartering, the Delta

 

 

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1Delta Omega Chapter has remained committed to meeting the
2needs of the community through a variety of successful
3service, educational, leadership, health, mentorship,
4cultural, and environmental programs with excellence and
5sustainability; and
 
6    WHEREAS, During its history, 40 women have served as
7president of the chapter, including Beatrice Burson Miller,
8Ruth Brinkley Brown, Iona Fidler Reed, Evelyn Moore, Thelma
9Blackwell, Katie Barbee Walker, Bessie Hairston West, Willa
10Irene Green, Eartha Perryman, Susie Haire Mann, Patricia Dancy
11Kelly, Marcella Donald, Mary Wrenn, Lena Weathers, Peggy Lewis
12LeCompte, Dianna Logan, Vivian Nichols, Sheryl Clayton, Lora
13Jones, Marjorie Preston, Katrina Thomas, Cathryn Mason,
14Louella Lewis Hawkins, Luereatha Griffin, Luvenia Long, Burena
15Howard, Gail McClellan, Helen Jones, Juanita Brown, Alice
16Aldridge, Donna Bender, Lola Key, Kathy Walker Steele, Doris
17Stewart, Gwendolyn Childs, Courtney Robinson, Nakia Nichelle
18Daniels, Taumosa Straughter Brooks, Vernesser Streater, and
19Amanda N. Brinson; and
 
20    WHEREAS, The influence and historical significance of the
21extraordinary eight charter members and the impact they made
22on the leaders who followed them shall remain with us always;
23therefore, be it
 

 

 

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1    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
2HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
3we recognize the contributions and exemplary character of the
4eight charter members of the Delta Delta Omega Chapter of
5Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and be it further
 
6    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
7presented to the Delta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa
8Alpha Sorority, Incorporated as a symbol of our esteem and
9respect.