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Chi Theta Omega History

In June 2001, Frederick area Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated women decided to pursue chartering a chapter in Frederick, Maryland.  After meeting with the North Atlantic Regional Director, C. Edith Booker, in June 2002, the “Clustered Pearls” interest group was formed.  The name was coined from the cluster spires, which are a known attribute of downtown Frederick.  Also, the North Atlantic Region is divided into Clusters, so the name seemed very appropriate. 


The Clustered Pearls performed many community service activities in the Frederick area while working to establish a new chapter.  On May 17, 2003, Chi Theta Omega Chapter was chartered in Frederick, becoming the first predominately African-American sorority to be established in the Frederick community.  The grand luncheon affair was attended by the then Mayor Jennifer Daugherty, three former North Atlantic Regional Directors Ruth Easley, Erma Barron, and Wilma Holmes Tootle, along with the North Atlantic Regional Director Joy Elaine Daley.


Chi Theta Omega Chapter has had five Presidents: K. Yvette Foreman, Lauretta Kennedy-Walker, Coleen Djouha, Linda M. Newman and now Donna Anderson.  The chapter has been involved in the Frederick community since becoming chartered, addressing issues in the area of politics, health, economics, and youth.  The chapter’s collaboration with other local agencies and organizations has made a positive difference in the community.

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Chi Theta Omega Today

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The chapter now has 37 members who participate in chapter sponsored and/or co-sponsored events throughout the community focusing on health, education, community impact and so much more!

Over the years, the Chapter has continued the tradition of the Sorority, serving the needs of the community. “Service to all mankind” is the goal and commitment that continues to motivate our sisterhood.

We proudly support our 2018-2022 International Program "Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service". Visit our Programs and Community Service pages to learn more about our chapter outreach within the Frederick Community.  

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"An Important Conversation to Have"

Chi Theta Omega participates in the annual African-American Resources-Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH) history fair. "Danielle Haskin, member of Chi Theta Omega — the Frederick County chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, stood behind a display board showing the history of the sorority as the first incorporated female black sorority."

Feb 9, 2019

Frederick News Post

"MLK Day brings volunteers to local project"

"Jamie Bennett hand-sewed hats with other members of her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. The group focuses on community service opportunities in the Frederick area, the 36-year-old said.

“It’s more for outreach and connection,” Bennett said. “You’re able to do more as a group than alone.”

January 21, 2019

Frederick News Post

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