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Palm Springs, CA - Themed: "Going Green: Energizing Sorors' Potential in the New Millennium", Southern California area Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will host the 80th Annual Far Western Regional Conference in Palm Springs, CA at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel and the Palm Springs Convention Center from June 3-7, 2009. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is America's oldest black-greek letter organization founded by and for African American women. On the heels of Alpha Kappa Alpha's centennial celebration in 2008, 1,000 attendees are expected to attend the 80th Annual Far Western Regional Conference. The conference will be lead by 23rd Far Western Regional Director, Dr. LaVern S. Tarkington.Â The conference will include leadership training and professional development workshops for members with a special emphasis on environmental consciousness, economic development, the Black Family and Leadership Development.
The community is invited to attend the Public Meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Palm Springs Convention Center.Â The Public Meeting will recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Palm Springs and surrounding communities. Admission is free and a reception will follow. On Friday, June 5, 2009 at 9:30 PM at the Palm Springs Convention Center, the annual step and talent show will be open to the public. The step and talent show will feature Alpha Kappa Alpha step teams and talent performances as well as performances from other members of the nine historically black-greek letter organizations. Step and Talent show tickets will be available at the Far Western Regional Conference registration booth at the Palm Springs Convention Center beginning June 4, 2009.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is committed to educational, economic, civic, and health related activities.Â The organization is involved in efforts to eliminate the problems of African American youth and their families, to provide educational enrichment in communities across the country, to address issues and concerns that impact on the quality of life, and to improve the economic stature of members and the communities in which Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated serves.Â Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is particularly committed to providing "Service to all Mankind" through community service.