The gifts of volunteering

The gifts of volunteering

Happy National Volunteer Month everyone! Omega Phi Alpha is fortunate to have members who are so passionate about our mission that they volunteer their time and expertise as members of our national team. These 63 people are living out our cardinal principles of...
Taking on the leadership challenge

Taking on the leadership challenge

Happy New Year, Omega Phi Alpha! My family and I have been doing our fair share of binge-watching television series these days. We just finished the first season of “Ted Lasso” on AppleTV+ and have had several animated follow-on conversations about...
Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Happy Holidays, Sisters! For the first time ever, my husband and I spent 6 weeks in Colorado this autumn. In the pre-COVID era, our work schedules made it impossible to be away from the office for that long. Hiking in the mountains brings me an incredible sense of...

Addressing the Impact of Food Insecurity

Hello Sisters, A local university recently hosted an online panel focused on food insecurity in our community. I was startled to hear our food bank president share that currently 48% of their clients are “new hungry” – people who have never used services provided by a...

Embracing our Cardinal Principle of Friendship

Hello Sisters! As I was preparing some remarks for our new colony’s virtual retreat, I pulled out my constitution and bylaws and dutifully reviewed OPA’s purpose, mission, and cardinal principles. As I reflected on these guiding statements, I was struck by the fact...
Tell Me More…

Tell Me More…

I was recently invited to join a group of women called the “Adventure Friends” for a long weekend in the Utah mountains. The common bond was a love of downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Although I am friends with the organizer of this adventure,...