Omicron Chi Omega РHerstory 

In the beginning…

On August 26, 1984, following the 51st International Convention held in Washington, DC, five Prince William County women met at the home of Alice Taylor with an interest in starting a local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated¬ģ¬†¬†Attending this meeting was Rosyln Dunn, Venus Miller, Jannette Smithson, Alice Taylor and Mary Williams. The five women discussed the potential impact such a chapter would have on the community and the necessary procedures for organizing a new chapter.

As an official interest group of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the group named themselves the Princesses of Pearls.  Alice Taylor was elected President; Venus Miller was elected Secretary, and Jannette Smithson was elected Treasurer.

On May 19, 1985, under the leadership of Barbara W. Davis, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, the Princesses of Pearls Interest Group officially was chartered Omicron Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

The following chapter officers were installed: Alice Taylor – President, Vivian Oliver – Vice-President, Ervinia “Venus” Venus Miller-Secretary, Mary Porter – Assistant Secretary, Glorine Gholson – Correspondence Secretary, Jannette Smithson-Treasurer, Winifred Gilmore – Financial Secretary, Mary Williams‚ÄďParliamentarian, Earline Spillers – Doorkeeper, Patsy Smith – Hostess, Elma Clancy – Ivy Leaf Reporter, and Roslyn Dunn – Historian.

Throughout the 30 plus year history of Omicron Chi Omega, the chapter has received many local community awards as well as recognition from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated regionally and on the national level. The chapter has received recognition in the Greater Prince William county as well as by the state of Virginia for its involvement in the Back to School/Stay in School Program, its support of SAVAS (Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocacy Services), its support of ACTS (Action in the Community Through Service), and its support of the American Heart Association.

Transfers and General Members

Omicron Chi Omega welcomes Alpha Kappa Alpha members looking for a chapter to call home! For information on transferring or reactivating, please contact our Membership Chair at

Also, check out our Reclamation video and see how active our chapter is!

Charter Members
Joy Ballentine Ervinia Miller*
Elma Clancy Vivian Oliver
Roslyn Dunn* Mary Porter*
Glorine Gholson Patsy Smith
Winifred Gilmore Jannette Smithson*
Dorthy Harrington Earlene Spillers
Joyce Holmes Alice Taylor
Debbie Hopkins Addie Whitaker
Karen Hundley Mary Williams*


Former Presidents
Alice Taylor 1984*
Alice Taylor 1985-1987
Vivian Oliver 1988-1991
Ervinia Miller 1992-1995
Gwynne McCathorine 1996-1999
Leona Johnson 2000-2003
Winifred Gilmore 2004-2007
Cynthia Ragland 2008-2011
Addie Whitaker 2012-2013
Marguerite Taylor

Anika Harris



*1984 – Princesses of Pearls Interest Group

Current Officers
President Christina Henry Roberson
Vice President Connie Glaze
Secretary Sonya Long
Assistant Secretary Bridgette Love
Treasurer Deborah Sykes
Financial Secretary Cheryl Lamar
Assistant Financial Secretary Gloria Curry
Parliamentarian Anika Harris
Ivy Leaf Reporter Nicole Kegler
Hostess Valerie Butler
Custodian Arleen McCallum-Graham
Historian Tatana Todd
Sergeant of Arms Wanda Richards
Current Committees
Initiative 1 – Strengthen Our Sisterhood/Sisterly Relations‚Äč Archives Nominating
Initiative 2 – Empower Our Families‚Äč Membership Courtesy
Initiative 3 – Build Our Economic Wealth‚Äč Standards Fundraising
Initiative 4 – Enhance the Environment‚Äč Protocol African American Heritage Festival
Initiative 5 – Advocate for Social Justice/Connection Leadership Development Scholarship
Initiative 6 – Uplift Our Local Community‚Äč Awards Risk Management
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