Iota Chapter Members
In 1947, Iota Chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority was founded by Valerie Brown, Iola Lyles, Mary Owens, Alma Redding, Neva Woolly, Esther Yancey and Vivian Alleyne, who later served as Grand Basileus, the highest office of LKM, from 1952 – 1957. Iota Chapter has had two other sorors serve as Grand Basileus; they are Soror Ovella Queen, 1990 – 1994, and Soror Catherine De Ford, 2003 – 2007. Our Chapter has had many representatives on the National Board.
Iota Chapter has won numerous awards since its founding, namely; Chapter of the year, Oak Leaf-for chapter growth; Ida B. Wroten Award-for the most Acorn ads; Publication award-for consecutive years of high Acorn sales. We have also received recognition from local organizations and charities for our contributions.
Our youth group, the Kopelles was formed in 1962. They are active doing community service, learning leadership skills and developing positive self-images. They have won many national awards and have members on their national board. The leaders of the Kopelles are Soror Sheila Jessup and Soror Roxanne Brooks. These two sorors are dedicated leaders who make a positive influence on the Kopelles.
Also, there were Iota Sorors who received Awards for Outstanding Community Service.
Iota Chapter Officers
Many of Iota Sorors have held, and continue to hold, National offices on the Executive Board of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc. Currently seven Iota Sorors hold National offices. Catherine M. DeFord and Ovella Queen serve on the National Board as Past Grand Basilei (photos below). Lorretta Turnage serves as Recording/Corresponding Grammateus. Ditra Scruggs serves as the 2nd Anti Basileus (2nd Vice President). Ella Hamilton serves as the Assistant Tamiochus (Assistant Treasurer), Dorothy Glasco-Jones serves as the National Epistoleus, and Roxanna Brooks serves as the Youth Co-Coordinator for the Northeastern Region.
Iota Chapter Distinguished Service Key Members
Distinguished Service Key is presented to a member who has been recommended by her chapter as one who has outstandingly exemplified the ideals of LKM in her life and in her profession and who has been a member in good standing for no less than fifteen consecutive years.
Deceased Members of the Iota Chapter, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc.