IGO News

Upcoming Events

Community Paper and Electronic Recycling Event

Please join the ladies of the  Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in collaboration with The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s Inc. for a Community Paper and Electronic Recycling Event.  This event will be held from 1:00 – 4:00pm on Saturday, December 3 at the Largo Kettering Perrywood Community Center. 

Wine Down with Candance and Ivy Community Charities

The Sunshine Committee of Iota Gamma Omega, in collaboration with The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County and other community partners, is collecting blankets to donate to the residents of Forestville Rehabilitation and Health Center in Forestville, MD. Blankets collections began on Sunday, November 20th and ends on Sunday, December 11th. Blankets can be dropped off at the Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex in Ft. Washington now through December 11th. You can also drop off on December 11th from 1pm-4pm. For more information contact us at sunshine@igoaka.org. Thank you for your support!!

Your Money & Inflation

What does inflation have to do with you and your financial future? Build your economic wealth by tuning into Economist Tracy B. Cotton who will discuss the inflation factor and you. Register by  December 14!

Angel Tree

Be an “angel” and show your love for a family in need by donating a “wish list” item via AMAZON in support of our Angel Tree project. Families will receive all donations directly.  Items will not be collected in person.

IGO in the Spotlight

Dr. Karen Cook Bell received the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s International Book Award for her book Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Running from Bondage tells the compelling story of enslaved women who escaped slavery during the Revolutionary period in American history.  Dr. Cook Bell’s book was also a finalist for the Pauli Murray Book Prize for Best Book in African American Intellectual History.

Dianne Williams was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and received the special “GERI” award. The GERI Award is dedicated to honoring senior citizens of the State of Maryland who have made exemplary contributions to society. Also, the senior citizens of Maryland have the GERI, the geriatric “Nobel Prize” for extraordinary community service.

The U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce just named Sharrarne Morton as one of the speakers at their ByBlack Conference, sponsored by American Express, October 19-21st at the MGM Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland. Use Sharrarne’s promo code SKINDEEP30 for 30% off admission to the conference. The ByBlack Conference brings together a collection of passionate Black entrepreneurs, media owners, cultural creatives, corporate executives, and consumers to learn about the ways they can grow, scale, market, and work together to bring greater visibility and viability to Black Commerce. 

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Rosina Simmons for her election win as the Virginia Education Association President Elect District H, and Virginia Education Association Board of Directors newest member! Rosina begins her two year term August 1st. Her new district, District H, includes the Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Manassas City, and Manassas Park School Districts. 

Iota Gamma Omega celebrates Patricia Howard- Chittams on her appointment to the Board of Nursing for the District of Columbia! She was nominating by the Mayor of DC and approved by the entire city council. She was sworn in on March 1 and currently sits on the Disciplinary Committee of the Board.

IGO in Civic Engagement

IGO Celebrates Dr. Mara Doss on her appointment to the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) of the Blueprint for Maryland’s future. Visit the Strong Schools of Maryland and explore more.

Iota Gamma Omega celebrates Karen R. Toles, who was recently appointed the position of Maryland State Delegate for District 25 by Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan. In her new role she will draft policies with a statewide impact and fight for resources alongside 140 other delegates comprised of both Democrats and Republicans. Congratulations, Karen!

Wanika Fisher
Maryland State Delegate District 47B and the Assistant Majority Leader

Dr. Beatrice P. Tignor
Prince George’s County Board Member – Democrat

Ingrid Scott Harrison
Council Member At-Large, City of BowieLegislative District 23 Member
Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee

Terri Williams
Prince George’s County Board Member – Democrat Alternate