National History
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., led by Grand Polemarch, Dr. Oliver S. Gumbs, officially recognized the Silhouettes as an auxiliary to the Fraternity in 1980. Also, the Board of Directors of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., granted a seat on the Board of the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation to the National Silhouette President. This was an accomplishment for all Silhouettes. On September 11, 1987, Policy Statement No. 87-12 was entered into the records of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., recognizing the Silhouettes as an affiliate whose purpose is to provide support and assistance for the activities of the Fraternity at Grand Chapter, Province, and Local levels.

The purpose of the National Silhouette organization of wives, widows and sweethearts of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., has been to promote the organization of local Silhouette chapters, provide activities for visiting Silhouettes during Kappa Conclaves, develop national service projects of interest to all Silhouette chapters, establish uniform policies and procedures for all local chapters and most importantly to serve as the official auxiliary to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.


The Chairman shall be a Liaison between the Chapter and the Kappa Silhouettes. He shall coordinate the involvement of the Chapter in activities, initiatives, and projects sponsored by the Kappa Silhouettes, as well as the
involvement of the Kappa Silhouettes in the same for the Chapter.

Within the framework of the Kappa Silhouettes philosophy of self-realization through service, chapters work to implement national program goals in varied ways depending upon their local communities and the special resources of the particular chapter. Through these activities, chapters have made numerous significant contributions.

The Hampton-Newport News Silhouettes play an important support role for the Hampton Newport News Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Composed of the wives and sweethearts of members, the Silhouettes support all programs of the Chapter. Of particular note is their active participation in our Kids Christmas Party.

Membership is open to the wives and widows of a member of the Hampton-Newport News Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.

Meetings are held in October, November, February, April and May.

Sweethearts are highly encouraged to become active with the Silhouettes. Contact Mrs. Shirley Pinckney at (757) 565-1624 for meeting location and membership information.

The Hampton Newport News Silhouette Officers for the 2007-08 year are as follows:

President Barbara Savage
Vice President Anita Williams
Secretary June Owens
Treasurer Hilda Revells
Chaplain Shirley Holliman
Liaison Coordinator Rita White

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