On behalf of the Glamorous Ladies of the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, I thank and welcome you for taking the time to visit our website.
2020 Debutante Cotillion Embracing Our Future: Cultivating Excellence
The women of Gamma Mu Omega are extremely proud of our chapter and the support that we have received from the Daytona Beach community for nearly 80 years. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is established on the premise of service, and we are exceptionally proud that the commitment of our local chapter to scholarship, academics, advocacy and community service has improved the lives of members of our society.
Gamma Mu Omega, chartered on December 13, 1941, is the first graduate chapter among African-American Greek-lettered organizations established in Volusia County. Our charter members: Mildred Peterson, Joyce Engram, Phannye Huger, Angie Douglas, Marion Lancaster and Nadine Ferrell, were pioneers in providing service to our community. We are extremely grateful for the foresight and leadership of our charter members who embraced the spirit of our great sisterhood's motto of "Service to All Mankind."
GMO is excited to implement locally our sorority's 2018-2022 International Program -- “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service” -- for the betterment of the communities we serve. Our International Program includes five program targets that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service. The targets include: support of Historically Black Colleges & Universities; women's health and wellness; how to build an economic legacy; arts and culture; and global service.
With God’s blessing, and our ongoing commitment to our founding and chartering members' vision, GMO will continue “A Legacy Destined for Greatness through Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service.”
Ida Wright, President
Gamma Mu Omega Chapter
Gamma Mu Omega would like to thank everyone who supported our 2020 Virtual Debutante Cotillion Program -- Embracing Our Future: Cultivating Excellence.
Presented by A WISH, Incorporated in partnership with Gamma Mu Omega, the virtual presentation was hosted as a watch party event on our Facebook and YouTube pages on December 30.
During the virtual affair, Miss Taylor Culver was announced as Miss Debutante 2020. Miss Amariah Hines was awarded the program's scholarship for a graduating senior and was also the recipient of the Chairman's Award for leadership.
We would like to congratulate all of our debutantes and their families for their support, enthusiasm and perseverance.
GMO Encourages Daytona Beach Residents
to Wear A Mask for Community Health
In recognition of the 2021 Martin Luther King Day of Service, GMO launched its "Wear A Mask" campaign with the message, “Wear A Mask for Community Health." The campaign stressed the importance of wearing a mask to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A billboard featuring this message was located at International Speedway Boulevard and Fentress Boulevard in Daytona Beach from January 18-24.
Gamma Mu Omega's Commitment to Service
Soles4Souls Donation - December 2020
As part of our Global Impact initiative, and with the help of local partners, GMO shipped 108 pounds (≈128 pairs) of new and slightly used shoes for women, men, and children to Soles4Souls.
God's Bathhouse of Volusia - November 2020
In recognition of November being National Family Caregivers Month -- and as part of our Operation AKA Assist initiative -- GMO made a financial contribution to God's Bathhouse of Volusia County. Founded by Elgia Glass, the non-profit's mission is to provide a safe, secure environment for needy individuals to maintain good hygiene, as well as assistance with basic clothing needs.
Free Breast Cancer Awareness Event - October 2020
Let's Talk Breast Health was hosted by GMO's Women's Healthcare & Wellness Committee. This free, virtual event provided a platform for community members to discuss breast health in a conversation led by healthcare and wellness professionals. Featured speakers discussed the importance of early detection of breast cancer, local resources available to those seeking mammograms or have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and healthy habits to incorporate into daily life.
Meet the Candidates Forums - July & August 2020
GMO's Connection Committee hosted two Virtual Meet the Candidates Forums prior to Florida’s Primary Election featuring those seeking elected office in Daytona Beach, Volusia County and East Central Florida. Participants included local candidates for the Florida House of Representatives, circuit judge, county council, school board, mayor, city commission and county judge.
GMO Supports Bethune-Cookman University - May 2020
GMO is a proud supporter of all Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. In May, the chapter was recognized for its $2,400 donation to the university. We encourage you to join us in our financial support of B-CU. To make a donation, click here.
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