Let’s Hear it for the Pearls
The Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. feted its longest-serving members on Saturday, May 3 at the Graylyn Estate. The chapter’s “Seasoned Pearls” were honored for their wisdom, spirit and longevity – all of which have served as foundations of the chapter’s strong legacy.
The honorees were treated to an afternoon of tea, scones and finger sandwiches, while reminiscing and sharing in sisterly fellowship.
The event was but one of an array of activities slated to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the chapter’s chartering. Since it was founded on Feb. 14, 1924, the Phi Omega Chapter has provided countless hours of community service and scholarships to the residents of Winston-Salem.
Pictured above are event committee members (standing, from left) Veronica Ford, Priscilla Green, Flaceia Sanders, Ramonda C. Kyser, Kenyetta Richmond, Candice Brown, Freda Henry and Carolyn Parker, with Seasoned Pearls (standing) Pauline Benson, Ida Bailey, Mary Andrews, Jeannette T. Lewis, Inez Gerald, Dolores Phillips, Mildred Patterson, Annie Belton, Marie Burney, Susie Nance, Joyce Gerald, Patricia Jeffers, Ruth Easley, Dorothy Wynecoff, Mary Jenkins, Vera Hillian (seated, from left) Bernice Davenport, Wilhemenia Lash, Marie Matthews, Gloria Banks, Gloria Green and Olivia Morgan.