Greetings From the President
We, the members of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Alpha Chapter, welcome you to our Website. It is absolutely exciting to serve as a social media source of valuable information and incredible inspiration to our community and beyond. It is indeed a pleasure to share our activities and experiences with you. We are delighted to know that you are there, in our community, in our city, in our country, and yes, in our world participating and engaging on behalf of children and young people. They are our future, our responsibility for building the next generation of leaders, and for indeed making the world a better place.
Alpha Chapter, as the first chapter in this great Sisterhood, has been in the forefront, carrying out the ideals of Iota for some 92 years and still counting. And although the Pandemic changed our lives forever-taking loved ones; sending many to hospitals for long periods of time; changing our psyche, and our way of thinking-we have remained “steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” as an organization.
As Alpha Chapter’s newly installed President, I enthusiastically take up the mantle, continuing the local, regional, and national programs and projects in our pursuit of excellence. History will record the great work for humanity that was started with our founder, Lola Mercedes Parker, back on June I, 1929. She sought greater opportunities for black women and young women in the business field of study.
“As the years have gone on the Negro woman has touched the most vital fields in the civilization of today. Wherever she has contributed, she has left the mark of a strong character.” Mary McLeod Bethune
So, as we continue this rich history, we encourage you to read and enjoy
this visit to our fabulous Website!
Sharon Kirby White, President