Iota Lambda Omega (ILO), African American Community Roundtable of Howard County and Ellicott City Partnership working together to collect and provide donations to those impacted by flooding in Ellicott City, MD. The 18 member chapters of Cluster I (Maryland & DC) have been among the first to respond to the needs in Ellicott City, Maryland following the severe storms on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Many businesses and homes have been destroyed and residents and business owners may not be able to return for more than a week to fully access the damages and begin the rebuilding process. Howard County, Maryland is home to two (2) North Atlantic Region Chapters The Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Omega Eta Omega Chapter, who are diligently working within the community to assist many families and businesses in need. As of now we were able to contribute over 800 bottled waters, hundreds of trash bags and other supplies to assist them with the road to restoration.

CONGRATULATIONS Iota Lambda Omega (ILO) Chapter President, Tracey L. Williams on being awarded the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award!!! Mr. Peter Franchot, Maryland Comptroller bestowed the prestigious award to Mrs. Williams on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in a beautiful ceremony attended by state and local Howard County government officials and several ILO members. ABOUT THE AWARD: The award was created by former Governor, Comptroller and Baltimore City Mayor William Donald in 2012 to honor the legacy of public service. Nominees are sought from throughout the state. Award nominations are reviewed and recipients are selected in 23 counties and Baltimore City. Honorees are selected based on their demonstration to improve the community; to promptly respond to a citizen problem through effective government intervention; to directly aid those most vulnerable in society; or to establish a public/private partnership to improve the lives of fellow Marylanders. ABOUT Tracey L. Williams 2016 AWARDEE (Award Narrative): “Whether on the job or in her personal time, Tracey L. Williams is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable Marylanders. As a pupil personnel worker for Howard County Public Schools, she advocates for equal educational opportunities of homeless and impoverished students, often investing her own resources back into the families with whom she works.”

This album contains photos from various chapter events.

Iota Lambda Omega Chapter members celebrate Pink Goes Red day with a heart healthy lunch at Stanford Grill and Zoe's Kitchen in Columbia, MD.

Members and their Honey-Dos came out to the Iota Lambda Omega Pink Carpet Affair on January 10th in honor of the nationwide opening of the movie Selma.