Our Charter Members

Eta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. was chartered on May 23, 1964, at Luigi’s Restaurant on Westchester Avenue, Bronx New York. Former North Atlantic Regional Director, Member Alocita Flood officiated the Chartering, and there were twelve charter members: 

Members Nearline Bertin, Gwendolyn B. Bland, Thora L. Dudley, Jacqueline L. Everett, Olga O. Garett, Joan S. Drane Silvey, Mary O. Harris Hope, Bessie Johnson, Mae Tate Jones, Gladys J. Simms, Marietta Tanner, and Irma Wilson.

Ms. Nearline Bertin

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Gwendolyn B. Bland

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Thora L. Dudley

Professor, Social Worker

Graduated from Talladega College.

Ms. Jacqueline L. Everett

Professor, Social Worker

Graduated from Talladega College in 1963, and was initiated in Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. her sophomore year. She received her MSW degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in 1969.

Ms. Olga O. Garett

Ms. Garett served as the 1st and 4th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

During her presidency, Ms. Garrett led the chapter to host a Luncheon in which the chapter honored Mr. Kivie Kaplan. National Chairman of the NAACP Life Membership Committee. 

Social Worker

Ms. Mary O. Harris Hope

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Bessie Johnson

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Mae Tate Jones

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Joan S. Drane Silvey

Social Worker

Graduated from Talladega College in 1959, and was initiated into Chi Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 

Ms. Gladys J. Simms

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Marietta Tanner

Educator, Education Administrator

Ms. Marietta Tanner graduated from West Virginia State College with honors in 1949. She was inducted into Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in 1947, where she served as their 1st Vice President. She received her masters degree from the City College of New York.

She served as Eta Omega Omega Chapter's 1st Vice President. Through her position, she brought activism causes and encouragement to uplift the Bronx area.

Ms. Tanner has received awards from the New York Urban League, OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Centers where she was Bronx Chairperson, the Willow Grove NAACP, The U.S. Council of Teachers of English and the NYC Board of Education among others. She is a life member of the NAACP; a board member of the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, the Schomburg Corporation of NY, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History,  and the Unitarian Society of Germantown.

 

Currently, she is a  Golden Member of the Rho Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where she serves on the Global Poverty Committee.

Member of Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Ms. Irma Wilson

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Updated last : December 1, 2020

 

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