By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Alpha Kappa Alpha South Atlantic Region’s Cluster V Conference to Return to Duluth
Nearly One Thousand Sorority Sisters to Join Hands and Give Backpack Love at the Infinite Energy Center in October

Lawrenceville – Nearly one thousand members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) from across Cluster V of the Sorority’s South Atlantic Region will converge on the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth to share in “AKA Pearl Perfect and Ivy Strong” by focusing on the sorority’s programmatic thrust, “Launching New Dimensions of Service”.

Cluster V is the largest cluster of the South Atlantic Region. This will be a two-day event beginning on Friday October 7 and concluding on Saturday, October 8. 

In addition to enriching workshops, Alpha Kappa Alpha reports, and sisterly fellowship, members will share in the significant strides made by Cluster V AKA chapters relative to the implementation of the Sorority’s international programmatic thrust at the local level.  A special service project named Backpack Love, networking opportunities and a special Friday night HBCU-themed reception, “Back By Popular Demand”, are also a part of this two-day event. 

Under the leadership of South Atlantic Regional Director Sharon Brown Harriott and Cluster V Coordinator Shevawn Broxton Young, this year’s Cluster V Conference planning is being led by the Lambda Iota Omega Chapter of Gainesville, Ga. and the Rho Eta Chapter of Brenau University. Cheryl Gay Brown serves as Cluster V Conference Chairman; Amanda Washington, and FeFe Perry Sirmans serve as conference Co-Chairmen; Alphia Wills is the Honorary Chairman and Priscilla Collins serves as the conference’s Service Committee Chairman.

Georgia is one of three states, including Florida and South Carolina that make up the South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The region is comprised of 165 graduate and undergraduate chapters and 10,000 members. Cluster V is one of, and the largest of several clusters of the South Atlantic Region. It is comprised of the metro-Atlanta, North Georgia and Middle Georgia graduate and undergraduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 290,000 members in 993 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and Dubai. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women.” 

For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit AKA1908.com.


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