I welcome you in Sisterhood and Servitude!!! Servitude? Yes, “Servitude.” We, as women of Upsilon Omega Omega, have given new meaning to the word “servitude.” In our Pink and Green universe, “servitude” means “service with a positive attitude.” Since May 9, 1998, when Upsilon Omega Omega was chartered by sixteen (16) phenomenal women, we have been rendering servitude to Irmo, South Carolina and surrounding areas. Now, more than 100 members strong, we continue to render supreme servitude. We assist in providing essential services to the homeless. We provide free prom dresses to Cinderellas who cannot afford them. We make connections to further enhance the quality of life of the community that we serve. We are still standing for those who are fighting cancer, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and other health and personal crises.Read More
UOO Members Appointed to South Atlantic Region Committees
Congratulations to Kaci Wilhite Greene, Ruby Gentry Edwards, and Alexandra Stevens Witherspoon on their appointment to serve on South Atlantic Region Committees.
- Kaci Wilhite Greene, Protocol Committee, Co-Chair
- Ruby Gentry Edwards, Tellers Committee, Co-Chair
- Alexandra Stevens Witherspoon, MD, Medical Response Team
2014 UOO Scholarship Recipients
Upsilon Omega Omega chapter present $3500 in scholarships to 5 high school students in Richland Lexington 5 School District. Congratulations to these deserving students and thanks to Irmo Mayor Hardy King to extending hearfelt greetings and gratitude.
Chapin-Irmo Relay for Life
Upsilon Omega Omega made a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Chapin-Irmo Relay for Life on May 16, 2014 at Cross Roads Middle School. Relay For Life event is not only a way to join the community to fight back against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and cancer awareness to help those facing the disease. Click the link view photos of the successful event.
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, local teens comb through racks of gently used donated dresses to find the perfect one for prom at the 2014 Cinderella Project. The Cinderella Project, organized by the S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, began in 2001. People across the state donate items for the boutique in their city, and girls are given the chance to pick out a dress and accessories for free just before prom each year. The Columbia boutique is co-sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter, and the Junior League of Columbia also sends volunteers to help with the big day. Brookland Baptist Church served as the new location for the Columbia Cinderella Project this year. Please read the article in ColaDaily.com.
Undergraduate Workshop Series
The 2014 Undergraduate Workshop Series was a huge success! The program consisted of many topics such as: Success Training, The Job Search Process, Job Performance, Dressing for Employment Success,Personal Finance and Student Loans and Credit. Many THANKS to all of the speakers and attendees. Please feel free to view the 2014 Undergraduate Series photo gallery.
Upsilon Omega Omega receives 2014 IMARA Woman Magazine Community Service Award
Upsilon Omega Omega was presented with the 2014 IMARA Woman Magazine Community Service Award on February 14, 2014, during IMARA’s Anniversary and Scholarship Gala. The Award is presented each year to an organization or individual that exemplifies, through their commitment and volunteerism, a willingness to use their talents, time and energy to engage their community and improve the lives of others. The volunteer efforts of the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter to build the self-esteem of hundreds of young ladies across the Midlands by providing free formal wear through the “Cinderella Project” led to this year’s selection.
Upsilon Omega Omega wins the 2014 SC Connection Award