A Founder’s Day Message from the Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority National President
January 19 marks 86 years since the founding of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., by Florence K. Williamson Norman and 25 other women in the state of New York. All of these college-educated women had careers in various professions and businesses and wanted to establish a national sorority that reflected their professional lives. From this inconspicuous start until today, Lambda Kappa Mu has grown to encompass chapters across the United States, and we continue to grow.
Our members represent a diverse range of professions and vocations, in areas such as teaching, accounting, legal, medical, government and writing. We are all committed to making our communities and, in turn, our society, better by addressing pressing issues, especially those of concern to African Americans and other minority communities.
Daily, we program, plan, and execute activities to support local schools, shelters for the displaced, and young mothers and families. We bring awareness to issues such as maternal health, HIV-AIDS, gun violence, human trafficking, heart health and breast cancer. We mentor young women through our Kopelle program, which helps to prepare them for success in college and beyond. And through the scholarship which bears our founder’s name, we provide funds to college-bound high school students. It is through these acts that we live our ideals–Sisterhood, Achievement, Service and Scholarship.
If you are interested in learning more about our organization, please visit our website at: www.lkmsorority.org .
To my sorors across the country, I wish you a Happy Founder’s Day!
Dr. Ditra S. Scruggs
22nd Grand Basileus