It has been said that image is everything; but for leaders like Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, action is everything. This is why Dallas’ Omicron Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has chosen to honor Dr. Haynes. He will receive the 2014 Image Award at the sorority’s scholarship luncheon Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole. The luncheon, presented by the Legacy of Service Foundation, begins at 12 noon and tickets are $75. Attendees will enjoy special entertainment from Dallas Black Dance Theatre, who has created new dance works for this event themed “An Afternoon in Harlem.”
Dr. Haynes is the Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas. In his 31 years of service to his congregation, the membership has grown to nearly 12,000. Pastor Haynes leads with a commitment to Christ, passion for people and yearning for community transformation. As an active champion for social change, Dr. Haynes serves on the Board of Directors of the National Action Network, Conference of National Black Churches, Paul Quinn College, and was a committee member for the MLK Memorial Foundation, leading to the erection of the first African American Monument on the Washington D.C. Mall. In 2012, EBONY Magazine listed him in their “Power 100” of the nation’s most influential African Americans. “Pastor Haynes is committed to service, scholarship and social justice,” states Cynthia Robinson-Hawkins, President of the Omicron Mu Omega Chapter. “These are some of the same aims of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. It is an honor for us to celebrate him at our Image Award luncheon for the significant contributions he has made in the community.”
The Legacy of Service Foundation began as the Omicron Mu Omega Foundation in 1993, to provide scholarships and support service projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Legacy of Service Foundation awards scholarships annually to college bound students in DFW and supports activities and service projects that seek to improve the quality of life within the community. Proceeds from the luncheon are used to support these efforts. Last year, 11 students received scholarships totaling $21,000.
Image Award Luncheon sponsors are The Church Without Walls, IMessanger, Texas Metro News, Garland Journal, Boy Scouts of America, WRR 101.1 FM, Won’t He Do It, and Mountain View College.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is America’s first Greek-letter organization founded in 1908 for African-American college women. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, it is one of the world’s leading service organizations. The Sorority’s over 260,000 members have made a commitment “to serve all mankind” through its 958 chapters in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Korea, Japan and on the continent of Africa. Attorney Carolyn House Stewart is the 28th International President and will serve from 2010-2014. Her administration’s theme is “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log on to www.aka1908.com.
SOURCE: Focus Daily News