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Mary Alice LaSaine mentioned in online journal.

"On February 14, 1942, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered by eighteen astute and innovative women: Margaret Broadnax, Jessica Brown, Ruby Cornwell, Viola Stewart, M. Alice LaSaine, Margaret Poinsette, Geneva P. Singleton, Hattie Green, Julia Purnell, Sadie Burroughs, Willa Curry, Emmie Gilkes, C. M. Thompson, Elizabeth Kiah, Charlotte R. Powell, Alleen Wood, Ollie Saxon and Caroline Wilson."

Original Article:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the world’s oldest college based sorority founded by Black women, was established in January 1908 at Howard University in Washington, DC. Since its inception, more than 125, 000 women have been initiated into our sisterhood. Eight hundred and fifty-seven chapters are located throughout the United States, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Germany.

Over a period of 98 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s program has had as its chief aim, “Service To All Mankind”. Program emphasis has shifted periodically to address the contemporary needs of the community and times.

On February 14, 1942, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered by eighteen astute and innovative women: Margaret Broadnax, Jessica Brown, Ruby Cornwell, Viola Stewart, M. Alice LaSaine, Margaret Poinsette, Geneva P. Singleton, Hattie Green, Julia Purnell, Sadie Burroughs, Willa Curry, Emmie Gilkes, C. M. Thompson, Elizabeth Kiah, Charlotte R. Powell, Alleen Wood, Ollie Saxon and Caroline Wilson. Since that time, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter has initiated and implemented many programs of service to the Charleston Community. Service projects have been in the areas of education, health, human resources, political and social action, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention and youth leadership.

One of the finest hours of the chapter was the acquisition of 689 Meeting Street, a former office building, in 1978. The sorors demonstrated stability, economic strength and business vitality in purchasing the 7600 square feet office building to house chapter programs and to serve as an incubator for other programs that serve the community. Through dedication, faith and astute financial planning, the Mortgage Burning Celebration was held in 1997.

Gamma Xi Omega continues to support the community and service organizations through its Signature ... Service. The 1998 - 2000 Program: “Blazing New Trails” targets are: Education, Health, the Black Family, Economic Empowerment.


To contact us:

Phone: 843.723.0171

Email: gammaxiomegachap@bellsouth.net


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