Chapter History

In December 1980, twenty South Palm Beach County members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. began working diligently toward the establishment of a chapter in the South Palm Beach County area.

H. Ruth Pompey envisioned a chapter, so she wrote and distributed a newsletter entitled “ALPHA BITS” to members in South Palm Beach County. The first Alpha news was, “WHY NOT GET A CHAPTER IN THIS AREA”. On January 6, 1982, H. Ruth Pompey held a meeting at her home to discuss the possibility of getting a chapter organized and chartered. Members who attended this meeting and became a formal interest group were Maureen Gaines Alexander, Vernise W. Butler* Diane Brown, Dorothy Edmonds*, Rosemary Erwin, Delorisa Fields, Nadine Hart, Phyllis Hill, Sandra Hill, M. Sue Jackson, Barbara Norris, Sherrill Owens*, H. Ruth Pompey*, Mary E. Randolph, Kathryn Key Simmons, Yvonne Blocker Sims, and Ramona Wright and later Margaret Newsome McFadden, Alicia Dobard, Jounice Darcia Hill, and Patricia Ann Scott joined.

Members were very active in the local communities. They sponsored a tutorial program, organized fundraising activities, attended local church services, worked with senior citizens in the community, and attended the Neighborhood meeting (precursor to the Cluster Meeting concept) in Fort Pierce, FL. Mary Shy Scott, then Regional Director of the South Atlantic Region, gave them an on-site visit on the third Sunday in September 1982.

On February 26, 1983, Xi Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered.

Margaret Roach, former South Atlantic Regional Director, installed the following officers:

   President - H. Ruth Pompey* 
   Vice President - Barbara Norris 
   Recording Secretary - Maureen Alexander 
   Financial Secretary - Diane Brown 
   Corresponding Secretary - Vernise Butler* 
   Treasurer - Mary Randolph 
   Ivy Leaf Reporter - Katrena Randolph Hayes 
   Sergeant at Arms - M. Sue Jackson 
   Parliamentarian - Alicia Dobard  
   Membership Chairman - Nadine Hart 

XI Pi Omega Chapter’s Leaders:

1983 - 1985 H. Ruth Pompey*(Charter Member, Golder, Life Member)
1986 - 1987 Barbara Norris (Charter Member, Golden Soror, Life Member)
1988 - 1989 Helen Condry (Silver Star)
1990 - 1991 Nadine Hart (Charter Member, Silver Star)
1992 - 1993 A. Pearl Jackson*
1994 - 1995 Patricia Jackson (Silver Star, Life Member)
1996 - 1997 Mary Randolph (Charter Member, Golden Soror, Life Member)
1998 - 1999 Tarangula (Tammy) Barnes (Silver Star)
2000 - 2001 Dorothy Walker* (Silver Star)
2002 - 2003 Candace Fennell - Johnson (Silver Star)
2004 - 2005 M. Sue Jackson (Charter Member, Golden Soror, Life Member)
2006 - 2007 Charlyne Monroe* (Golden Soror, Life Member)
2008 - 2009 Jennifer B. Tims (Silver Start, Life Member)
2010 - 2010 (Aug) Sandra Saenz**
2010 (Sept.) - 2011 Candace Fennell - Johnson (Silver Star)
2012 - 2013 Carol Norwood - Jones (Silver Star)
2014 - 2015 Sandra Weatherspoon (Silver Star)
2016 - 2017 Mary Carstarphen (Silver Star)
2018 - 2019 Pamela Moreland (Silver Star)

*Ivy Beyond the Wall
**Incomplete Term

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