Rachael Jones

Rachael Jones

During its Founders’ Day Celebration, The Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of the AKA sorority, honored Rachael Jones with its Soror of the Year Award. She was presented with the chapter’s award at its Founders’ Day Celebration in Cedartown.

For graduate chapters within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, one of the highest honors a member can receive is the title of Soror of the Year. This member, chosen by other members of her chapter, exemplifies what it means to be of service to all mankind and sisterly to all chapter members. The chapter’s Soror of the Year Award is bestowed annually to a member.

Jones is a native of Opelika, Alabama and currently resides in Hiram. She is the daughter of the late Pastor Nim B. Russell and Evangelist Julia P. Russell of Thankful Baptist Church in Rome.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, an international service organization with nearly 300,000 members, observed Global Impact Day on April 10.

Its members around the world joined in observing Global Impact Day, which focuses on AKA’s service footprint beyond local and national borders by affirming its mission: “to be supreme in service to all mankind.” Theta Omicron Omega Chapter supported the sorority’s partnership with Soles4Souls through a Virtual Giving Day. As part of our global initiative, they are partnering with Soles4Souls to help women entrepreneurs in extremely poor countries start small businesses to provide for their families.

Members worldwide will work with corporate partners and others to connect with and support victims at home and abroad by donating their time, talents, gifts and resources to those in need. Annually the organization completes four major projects that have a global impact: Donation of seasonal wraps, Soles 4 Souls (shoe collection), eyeglass donation for the Lions Clubs, and dresses and shirts for girls and boys in countries that have been devastated by natural or man-made disasters.

AKA is continuously challenged by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s question after he reminded us: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others”, said Sherry Turner, Theta Omicron Omega Chapter President.

Theta Omicron Omega Chapter, the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, has worked diligently and succeeded in completing these mandated projects. They collected and donated seasonal wrap items in the four service areas. They donated 100 pairs of glasses to the Lions Club. They have collected and packaged over 350 pairs of lightly worn shoes that has been mailed to the Soles 4 Souls organization. They are currently sewing dresses for girls and shirts for boys in Haiti.

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