Herstory

Mu Epsilon Omega Chapter was chartered on June 4, 1978 in Orange County, California. The chartering was a culmination of long hours of hard work by Alpha Kappa Alpha women eager to establish the first and only graduate chapter in Orange County. The chapter was chartered by then Far Western Regional Director Mildred Robinson with an initial membership of 20 women.

The chapter has established several signature programs which include the following: Annual Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) Conference, a one day conference for young ladies; Hats and Gloves Scholarship Tea, which awards scholarships to high school seniors in Orange County or Los Angeles County; Brunch with Santa for women and children, this event is held in December at WISEPlace, a women’s shelter in Santa Ana, CA; Summer Cooking Series, also held for the residents at WISEPlace; Educational Advancement Foundation Family Bowling Night; and we partner with Orange County Coastkeeper for the annual Huntington Beach Clean-up. During our chapter meetings “we have gone green” and significantly reduced the use of paper for agendas and reports; as modeled at the Far Western Region conferences.

Former Presidents of Mu Epsilon Omega Chapter include: Marene Robinson, Denise Taylor, Sarah Carmon, Frances Williams, Brenda Armour, Carolyn Bouldin, Beverly Chandler, Denise Eady Younge, Jeanette Burns, Daphne Sykes, Bridgette Berry-Smith, Janice Magee, and Angela Monteilh.

Mu Epsilon Omega Chapter continues to reclaim inactive members and welcome new membership. Our members are comprised of women who reside in various counties throughout Southern California and the chapter maintains a highly visible presence in the community through service and involvement throughout Orange County.

 

Charter Members

Yvonne Alexander
Brenda Armour
Beverly Bell
Alexis Bonner
Carolyn Bouldin
Gail Conyers
Beverly Davenport
Dorothy Davis
Iris Davis
Diane Gilmore
Marne Glass
Rhea Hubbard
Nedra Kennard
Joyce Liggins
Joan Mitchell
Melva Patton
Marene Robinson
Faye Stamper
Denise Taylor
Juanita Watts