AKA, Lions Club partner to improve eye care
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Eta Omega Chapter were guest speakers at the East Baton Rouge Lions Club International luncheon held on October 11, 2018. Candace Ford and Elle Virdure, Chairmen of the Gamma Eta Omega Chapter’s Lions Club International Committee, discussed Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s collaboration with the Lions Club International as part of the Global Impact Target. Gamma Eta Omega Chapter will coordinate with the Lions Club to implement activities and arrange for pick-up and delivery of donated eyeglasses. The Committee’s goal is to help decrease blindness, help to restore eyesight, and improve eye health and eye care for thousands of people around the world. Next, the Committee will work with the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation by assisting with children’s eye screenings on October 30 and 31.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 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-lettered organization established by African-American, college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 300,000 members in approximately 1,000 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 the Middle East. Led by International President Dr. Glenda Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-lettered organization for African-American women.” The President of the Gamma Eta Omega Chapter is Gwendolyn J. Thomas.
Submitted by LaMetrious Firven
PHOTO: Elle Virdure, Zeke Dunaway, Tim LeBlanc, President of the local chapter of the Lions Club, and Candace Ford