Tau Beta Omega
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
C H A P T E R
Marina del Rey, California
Chartered April 27, 1991
An Award-Winning Chapter with 32 years of Service and Sisterhood
Health Promotion & Family Strengthening Targets:
Wellness, Health, & Safety Fair
May 30, 2015 | Gardena, CA
TBΩ's Health Promotion and Family Strengthening Committees joined forces to participate in the 23rd Annual Health, Wellness, & Safety Fair sponsored by the 186th Area Homeowners Association in Gardena at the school of the same name. Our booth provided information on ways to combat Childhood Obesity; exercises that involve the whole family; and ways to do healthy grocery shopping on a budget. Handouts were available in English and Spanish. We also provided a variety of free healthy snacks for fair attendees. One of the highlights of the TBΩ booth was the hula hoop contest. This promoted activity and exercise in a fun, interactive way. Prizes were intentionally designed to encourage healthy activities. Winners were able to chose from footballs, hula hoops, baseballs with bats, beach frisbees, and extra large water bottles.
Health Promotion Target: A Community Fundraiser for
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
May 17, 2015 | Venice, CA
In keeping with AKA Sorority, Inc.'s partnership with NAMI, Tau Beta Omega along with our supporters, volunteered to serve at the Westside NAMI Chapter's event. The community of Venice, California enjoyed a festival-like atmosphere as TBΩ supported by hosting the raffle tables, greeting guests, distributing information, and answering questions. Our chapter members were also instrumental in cleaning up after the event.
Educational Enrichment Target : A Cultural Experience
May 16, 2015 | Hollywood, CA
The Educational Enrichment Committee completed ASCEND Session V by sharing in a cultural outing co-hosted by the Sisterly Relations Committee. ASCEND participants and chapter members met at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and enjoyed the matinee performance of Motown the Musical. Everyone in attendance raved about the experience. One ASCEND student noted that this was their first time at the Pantages Theatre and attending a musical.
Scholarship Fundraiser & Tau Beta Omega's Chapter Anniversary
April 26, 2015 | Marina del Rey, CA
On April 19, 2015 our Anniversary and EAF Committees hosted "High Tea on the Sea," celebrating 24 years of Tau Beta Omega's continued service to all mankind. This fun-filled festivity was wrought with a great food and great company for a great cause . All proceeds from this extremely successful event went to the chapter's scholarship fund. Scholarship applications will be available in early 2016.
Sisterly Relations: Honoring our 25- and 50-Year Members
March 14, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Our sorority and chapter cherish their membership. Tau Beta Omega frequently celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of our members. On a beautiful Saturday in March, we gathered to reflect on the years of service donated by our TBΩ Silver Members: Michelle Banks-Ordone (25 years), Chelley Broussard (25 years), Katherine Castleberry (25 years); plus our Golden Members: Cornelia Edwards (50+ years) and Vera Moffett (50+ years). Vera Moffett is also one of the charter members of Tau Beta Omega. It was another gratifying activity that yielded fellowship and loads of fun. Laughter is the official language of our chapter. It's always prevalent when we work and when we play.
Health Promotion Target: Community Soul Line Dancing
February 6, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
February 6th was the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" Day - a national observance to heighten awareness of womens' cardiac health. AKA chapters, Theta Mu Omega and Tau Beta Omega, combined forces to co-sponsor a fun evening of fitness. Soul Line Dancing provided a super way to rev up heartrates for the large group of participants.
AKA Community Impact Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 19, 2015 | Culver City, CA
On January 19, 2015 Tau Beta Omega participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by collaborating with a Los Angeles-area Boys and Girls Club. By planting a community garden, we engaged in health promotion and beautification of the campus. The focus of the day was youth education. The Mar Vista Gardens Boys and Girls club plans to use the garden as a springboard to teach the youth of the community about healthy eating habits.
Educational Enrichment Target: A.S.C.E.N.D. Mentoring Program
Cycle One: January to June 2015
Our ASCEND program focuses on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills. High school students participating in the ASCEND program attend monthly meetings where they learn team building skills; how to dress for success; interview and presentation skills; obtain knowledge about STEM careers; and participate in cultural outings. Look for more information this summer to apply for TBΩ's next ASCEND cycle that starts in early Fall 2015 on our LNDS Featured Programs page.
Family Strengthening Target: Seasonal Wraps
December 13, 2014 | Inglewood, CA
One of many collection drives that Tau Beta Omega members lead and engage in include new and gently-used clothing. The winter compilation contained coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves. Donations benefited A New Way of Life - a program that assists formerly incarcerated women to reaccclimate successfully into the community. Collections for the summer compilation will begin at our June chapter meeting. Recipients of this compilation will be determined by the Family Strengthening Committee.