Columbia (MD) Silhouettes
Columbia MD Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Silhouette was formally installed as a chapter on May 21, 1976, with Silhouette Marlene White serving as the first president. Chapter meetings were held monthly and a member served as a meeting hostess each month.
The chapter programs have included various types of activities. For more than 15 years, we have adopted a family each year, sometimes maintaining a family for two years. The family was given toys and clothing for Christmas, Thanksgiving Baskets, educational items for the children in September, cards, and baskets at Easter time, and special birthday cards.
The Columbia, MD Silhouettes takes great pride in our chapter that has participated in the Black History Fair at the Columbia Mall for 18 consecutive years. We also take pride in our continuing financial support of the NAACP and we have a life membership. We also support the Howard County Center of African American Culture.
The Silhouettes have representation on the Columbia, MD Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation Board, to which we also make a financial contribution.
Our chapter was very proud to have hosted the Eastern Province Council Weekend at the Columbia Inn and the Kitta-maquandi Room in 1981. Our chapter has and will continue to support the Columbia Kappa husbands.
We are proud of our chapter. Part of our success comes from the strength of our friendship and loyalty to one another. We have watched our families grow; we have witnessed the education of our children, the birth of grandchildren, the promotions and retirements of our husbands, sickness, death, and sorrow, changes in addresses, and the entire cycle of life.
We have been a true family to each other. That is another reason why we belong and continue to support our organization. We want the bond to be there for young Silhouettes. Keep it alive!!!