On March 30, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter was chartered at a luncheon at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel in Pikesville, Md.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz designated March 30, 2014 as Eta Phi Beta Sorority Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Maryland Day. Likewise, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake designated March 30, 2014 as “Eta Phi Beta Sorority Day” in celebration of the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter in Baltimore.

Present at the luncheon were National President Loretta Kirk Adair; Eastern Region Director Lois Fitzgerald; Kate McGuire of the Arc Baltimore and State President AARP Clarence Tiger Davis. The guest speaker was Dr. Cecilia Dennery who is an ordained elder, motivational speaker and author of several books.

The eight ladies inducted into the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Maryland are: Maxine Bowers, Gloria O. Dorsey, Angela LaPrade, Melinda Lawson, Lucinda M. Nobles, Rosalyn Stephens, Dr. Joyce M. Thomas and Felicia Weeks. They have begun to provide services to the community through volunteering and supporting activities with veterans at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center; The Arc Baltimore and The Arc Prince George’s County that provide services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities