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Celebrating 20 Years of Service in Frederick, Maryland!

Please join us as we commemorate 20 years of service to the Frederick, Maryland community.

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 Fredrick area while working to establish a new chapter.  On May 17, 2003, Chi Theta Omega Chapter was chartered in Fredrick, becoming the first predominately African-American sorority to be established in the Frederick community.  

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