Save the Date 80th Planning Leadership Seminar

Soror Mary


Welcome to the Eastern Region’s website of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a business and professional women’s organization that has been in existence since 1929. The Eastern Region is made up of nine active chapters, hailing from Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and the US Virgin Islands.

This year we will be celebrating our 80th anniversary. The Eastern Region was organized in April 1937 at its first regional conference in Washington, DC. Our 80th Anniversary Regional Conference will be held hosted by Beta Chapter in Hartford, Connecticut, at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport from May 4 – 7, 2017. Our regional theme is “Going Green While Continuing a Legacy of Leadership.”

We have quite a number of things to celebrate. Thus far, we have three Past National Presidents, our Anna J. Steen Scholarship, a successful scholarship project to which graduating high school female students can apply, and a number of past and present Regional Directors, on whom our legacy of leadership is founded. Soon we will introduce you to them so you will know those Sorors who helped to make the Eastern Region the strong, successful, energized region that it is.

As our theme indicates, over the past several years, we’ve gone “green” by introducing technology and upgrading our Sorors’ technological skills through workshops held at our leadership seminars and regional conferences. Our newsletter, The Eastern Narrator, is now distributed electronically as well as our directory. When you attend one of our leadership seminars or our regional conferences, you now have to bring your laptop, your tablet or iPad, or your smartphone to access our agenda and various reports.

So come join us as we celebrate our 80th year or contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about us. If you want to join our sisterhood, click on the “Contact Us.” We’ll be happy to hear from you, and thank you for visiting us.


Mary L. Harley

Mary L. Harley
Eastern Regional Director

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