Rho Upsilon Omega History

Contra Costa and Southern Alameda Counties

In 1988, several members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., developed a desire to have a chapter to provide programs of service in Contra Costa and Southern Alameda Counties. These sorors went on to form the “Foothill Interest Group”.

After many months of meetings, working on national requirements and recruiting sorors, on May 6, 1989 the 25 dynamic ladies of the Foothill Interest Group became the Rho Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Newark, CA at the Hilton Hotel. Archalene Amos-Martin, who served as the Far West Regional Director, led the chartering ceremony.

Alicia Chapman
Alisa Jackson
Angela Knight
Barbara Shaw
Cheryl Hightower
Connie Mack

Connie Young
Linda Spears
Linda Walls
Mercedes Boles
Phyllis Hunter
Rosalyn Reese

Ruby Lucear
Ruth Jones
Thelma Bataille
Vickie Kelly
Wilda Colbert