The Alpha Chi Sigma Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. recently hosted the Southwestern Region Area 1 Meeting.

The event was held at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church and members deemed it a success, according to a news release.

Sigma Gamma Rho presented a book donation to Linda Bateman, executive director of YouthPartners of Pine Bluff/Jefferson County.

“We have partnered with YouthPartners of Pine Bluff/Jefferson County to help combat childhood illiteracy by donating hundreds of books to their cause,” according to the release.

The Southwestern Region includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. The Area 1 coordinator is J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz. The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter President is Jessica Hickman.