All our dreams can come true-if we have the courage to pursue them.”
In 2014, Sorors began working on making the dream of having a chapter of Kappa Epsilon Psi in Augusta Georgia a reality. The dedicated sorors of Augusta, worked diligently as members of the Georgia Gamma Chapter of Kappa Epsilon Psi until official chartering process began February 16, 2016. On August 19, 2016, Augusta Royalty was chartered as the Xi Chapter of Kappa Epsilon Military Sorority Inc. On this date, Soror Marilyn “3Xs” Norris, was installed as the first president of the Xi Chapter-Augusta Royalty.
Sorors Marilyn Norris, Elizabeth Drayton, Rose Williams, Tamica Simmons, Veronica Tall, Shannee Thomas, Kenya Blount and Iasha Nichols were recognized as charter members of this “royal” chapter.
Since chartering, Augusta Xi continues labor diligently in support of the vision of Kappa Epsilon Psi. The Xi chapter of Kappa Epsilon Psi has done the work to the sorority name synonymous with mentorship, volunteerism, and outreach within the Augusta-Central Savannah River Area( CSRA).
Some of the organizations that Augusta Xi has volunteered with are: Parkway Place Women Veteran’s Shelter, Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA, Barton Chapel and Meadow Brook Elementary School’s girls mentoring programs; Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy’s tutoring program; Garret Siler’s Free Christmas Meal Delivery; Master’s Table Soup Kitchen’s Meal service program; First Baptist Church under the Bridge Feeding Ministry; The Mayor’s Annual Master’s Reception( Augusta, Ga); the Jesse Norman School of the Arts-Purses for a Purpose fundraiser and many more. The Xi chapter also nominated 3 local agencies to receive a sorority wide charitable donation. The three organizations listed below were all chosen to receive a monetary donation from Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority on behalf of Xi chapter-Augusta Royalty:
Concerned Women Inc. Cher’s Sisters Only Club The Lydia Project $1000.00 $1000.00 $1000.00
The chapter also nominated to local The Augusta Xi chapter continues to forge healthy professional relationships and expand its footprint throughout the CSRA.
The Augusta Royalty has done and will continue to do the work set forth in the mission of our beloved Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Inc.