To do things that are worthwhile, to capture a vision fair, and a chapter in service to all mankind–all are reasons for the chartering of the Sigma Omega Omega Chapter. Alpha Kappa Alpha women have always dared to venture forth, to explore their talents, and bring greater laurels to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority itself. Three women, Nellie Hudson, Sharon Dewberry, and Marracia Mitchell, founded the Emerald Ladies interest group. The task of establishing a new graduate chapter was not and is not easy, but these three members set a goal of establishing a new chapter and remained steadfast to it. The Emerald Ladies interest group was initially formed in September 1988 by a group of graduate members living in and around the Douglasville community. The Emerald Ladies had been successful in reclaiming 31 graduate members. Having made a strong commitment to our sorority and its endeavors and being increasingly aware of the complexity of women’s problems, we feel called upon to form ourselves in such an organization to continue to strive toward achieving the goals of our sorority. Through various traditional programs, it is our intention to implement programs that enhance the growth and development of a proud and successful Black community in the Douglas County area.