The Augusta Branch was chartered in 1982 under the auspices of Mrs. Ivry Louard, who was at that time the Southern Region Coordinator. The members under the charter were: D. Drayton, R. Robinson, M. Alexander, V. Elim, A. Davis, I. Louard, R. Latimer, C. Killingham, F. Hillsman and D. Gillyard.
The Branch has two ongoing projects: Child Enrichment Center and Georgia Regional Hospital for the mentally challenged women. The Branch has received many awards and recognitions for its involvement and support.
A new project that the Branch became involved was the Morehouse Forty. Motto: “Better Boys Better Men”. The sole purpose is to open the minds of young males so that a transition into adulthood can be a little smother and wiser.
The Branch sponsored Junior Keys for many years. The Jr. Keys had fashion shows, luncheons for mothers, talent shows, traveled to North Carolina to serve dinner and learned of etiquette. The Branch is planning on starting Junior Keys in the near future. In 2000, some members journeyed to Tarboro, NC, after the flood, and donated items for flooded families and individuals. Items were delivered to St. Paul Relief Center for distribution.
The Branch is involved in Derick’s Dream which is sponsored by the Southern Region. Derick’s Dream is a grant program that is given to a needy middle school boy. The Branch sponsors many fundraisers to enable it to be involved and give back to the community. Augusta sponsors an educational historical trip every year for our youth in the community.
President: Viola Elim Treasurer: Fernanda Gordon
Vice President: Open Assist. Treasurer: Carrie Gaylord
Secretary: Beverly Bush Financial Secretary: Janet Gorden
Assist. Secretary: Lydia Moore Chaplain: Novia Shell