By Staff Writer
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Kappa League will honor some of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County’s finest ladies on Sunday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. As Mother’s Day gets closer, the Kappa League thought it only fitting to celebrate their mothers, along with a few dedicated ladies that make things happen.
This year’s honorees include: Mayor Barbara Sharief, Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Attorney Cynthia Everett, Public Affairs Officer Petula Burks and the Silhouettes, Fort Lauderdale Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Mayor Barbara Sharief was born in South Florida, raised in Broward County and is a long time resident of District 8. In her personal life, Barbara is an active and energetic mother of three, an involved member of the PTA with a passion to enhance the quality of care for the elderly and children of Broward County.
Dr. Rosalind Osgood is a Broward County native. She is a graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School and single mother of three adult children who are college graduates. Dr. Osgood’s life is a prime example of what education, faith in God, and community support to provide opportunities that might otherwise have been unimaginable.
Attorney Cynthia Everett is an accomplished attorney who brings with her an array of expertise, professionalism and a work ethic that is second to none. Attorney Everett is the first African-American and first female City Attorney for Fort Lauderdale.
Public Affairs Officer Petula Burks, a results-driven public relations and communications executive with over 15 years of experience impacting organizations’ presence and performance nationally, serves as the Public Affairs Officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Kappa League National History: Under the chairmanship of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. Called the Kappa Instructional Leadership League, it was designed to help young men grow, receive, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provided both challenging and rewarding experiences, which richly enhanced their lives.
Membership was open to male students from the 10th through the 12th grades. The fraternity sought to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades sixth-12th.
The nucleus and primary focus of the Kappa League revolves around the “Five Phases” which are:
· Self-Identity Discipline, Assurance, Awareness, and Appearance
· Training- Academic, Career-Choice, Preparation, and Organization
· Competition- Politics, Career Advancement, and Sports
· Social- Religion, The Arts, Entertainment, Conversation/Communication, and Etiquette/Manners
· Health Education- Physical Fitness, Sex Education, Drug Education, and Health and Safety.
The Kappa League will tip their hats to the women in their lives on May 4, at the Fort Lauderdale Women’s Club.