Emerging Young Leaders attend King Day of Service commemoration

Mar. 11, 2013 @ 11:17 PM


Richard Thornton Library in Oxford served as the site for a Saturday brunch attended by members of the Emerging Young Leaders on Jan. 19.

This event was part of a commemoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service weekend. The group is made up of members of the Nu Chi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

After members and parents were welcomed by Sarah Baskeville, Vivian Bullock conducted a meditation.

Then, Dianne Evans, chapter president, speaking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gave a presentation on stereotype. She stressed the importance of tolerance for the differences in individuals (as far as race race, color, creed, nationality and gender were concerned).

Mia Smith, financial manger at PNC Bank in Henderson, was the guest speaker for this event. She discussed the importance of saving for the future — from saving for small purchases to puting funds away for college expenses.

Group members — Amber Reid, Danielle Guin, Tamya Harris, Carin Green, Kayla Green, Takeeva Sizemore, Aivy Derry, Karah Terry, Heydi Reyes, Teira Evans, Juaniece Mayo, Cashmere Willis and Ceanna Willis — elected officers and discussed future activities.

The Emerging Young Leaders program is designed for middle schools girls, encouraging them to pursue high scholastic achievement. Members meet monthly to plan community activities, as well as activities in character building, leadership development and educational enrichment.

It is sponsored by chapter members of the sorority, which has served both Granville and Vance counties for 31 years.