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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in communities throughout the country.

The ladies of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are pleased to announce it has selected four women to receive the 2014 Pearls of Service Award in honor of Women's History Month. The celebration will culminate at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 at Enoch Davis Center in St. Petersburg. The event is free and open to the public.

The 2014 Pearls of Service Award is an excellent opportunity to showcase extraordinary women in the community as pioneering role models who are blazing new trails in their field of work. Among those who will be honored and receive special recognition for their accomplishments include: Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor, City of St. Petersburg Delphinia Davis, Chairman, St. Petersburg Housing Authority Board Lounell Britt, Executive Director, James B. Sanderlin Center Angela Rouson, Board Member, Juvenile Welfare Board The recognition program will commence with a meet and greet reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by introductions of the 2014 Pearls of Service honorees.

For more information, visit www.zuochapter.org or call 727-637-8738.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek -letter organization established in America by black women and was founded on Jan. 15, 1908, at Howard University.  Led by International President Carolyn House Stewart, the organization connects thousands of college-trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs.

To underscore Alpha Kappa Alpha's commitment to the community, Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter members participated in an Uplift community service project on Oct. 20th at the YWCA USF Family Village in St. Petersburg. The project focused on strengthening and empowering women, children, and families via a financial literacy seminar and a dress for success workshop - complete with beauty tips and a makeup application demonstration.

The service project also provided lunch to 13 families. Young mothers participated in various raffles for a chance to win beauty makeovers and cosmetic products. The project promoted literacy through an interactive read aloud for children as well as presenting them with a large amount of free books. The children also participated by doing craft projects, and completing puzzles, and games.

The service activity sought to address many of the sorority’s national program targets, which include: economic security, social justice and human rights, global poverty, and health.

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