Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.



Summers, Mays




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Introduced

Second Regular Session of the 113th General Assembly (2004)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

    Whereas, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., America's first Greek-letter organization established for and by Black women, is a 170,000 member service organization with 950 chapters throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Germany, Korea, West Africa, England, and Japan;

    Whereas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908;

    Whereas, Ethel Hedgemen Lyle originated the idea of creating a sorority to help enrich the social and intellectual aspects of college life;

    Whereas, Alpha Mu Omega, the local graduate chapter chartered on February 16, 1929, has always fostered education and scholarship in the Indianapolis community;

    Whereas, The Alpha Mu Omega scholarship fund was dedicated on November 16, 1979, and has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships since its beginning;

    Whereas, Alpha Mu Omega will celebrate its 75th year of service to the Indianapolis area;

    Whereas, Alpha Mu Omega supports the national programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha in areas regarding education, the Black family, health, the arts, and economics;

and

    Whereas, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Mu Omega are dedicated to the service of all mankind and have improved the lives of many people throughout the years: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to thank the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., for their many hours of service to the nation and congratulate Alpha Mu Omega on the occasion of its 75th year of service to Indiana and its residents.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the officers of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the officers of Alpha Mu Omega.