On January 9, 2022, Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter safely recognized its first Pearl for delivering 65 years of service in a wonderful drive-by celebration! Led by the History Archives committee, chaired by the chapter's historian Cynthia Barnett, several cars lined the street decorated in AKA sorority colors pink and green. The cars went by honking horns in celebration. Ruth E. Pitts Cross-Batts, a former dietitian who joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as an undergrad while attending HBCU, Tuskegee Institute in 1957, was overjoyed, “It was absolutely beautiful” she stated. Sigma Lambda Omega's President Michelle Watson spoke fondly of the event, “It was a joyous occasion. We were all so thrilled to be there celebrating our sister for her years of service. We are so proud to have our first active pearl.”
Chartered on April 7, 1990, the Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated®, is a volunteer professional service organization comprised of women who use their special skills and expertise developed in their working life to design and implement service programs within the San Fernando Valley.