The Eastern Province consists of chapters in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Although small in a geographic area, its members have been at the forefront of the silhouettes-history national Silhouettes serving as national officers. From Washington, DC, Mary Foley served as national president. Marian Tyrance served as national first vice president and Louise Young as national treasurer. From Baltimore, Maryland, Elva Edwards served as national president and national historian. Carolyn Tutman of Baltimore has served as national secretary. Joyce Fountaine from Richmond, Virginia, is the immediate past national president. The music to the national Silhouette hymn was composed by Gwendolyn Eichelberger of Washington, DC.
The National Silhouettes of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. became official in August 1947 at the Los Angeles Conclave of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In 1980, the Silhouettes were officially recognized as an auxiliary to the Fraternity.
The Eastern Province Silhouettes (EPS) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was organized in 1966. Silhouette Elva Edwards, Baltimore (MD) Silhouettes Chapter served as the 1st EPS Coordinator.
The purposes of this organization are to:
First place winner for donating to the Kappa Foundation and named the Province with the most financial members.
Greetings Eastern Province Silhouettes! It is my pleasure to serve as your Eastern Province Silhouettes President. The title Coordinator was changed to President during the 2019 Silhouettes Business Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
The Eastern Province Silhouettes of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has had a rich history since its inception in 1966 under the leadership of the first Eastern Province Coordinator, Elva Edwards, from Baltimore (MD) Silhouettes Chapter.
The Eastern Province Silhouettes served as an auxiliary organization of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. We are the wives and widows of the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
We are a Province steeped in tradition, commitment, and dedication. The tradition left to us by the leadership of Past Coordinators Joan Petite Crutchfield and Shirley Pinckney. We currently have 13 chapters with membership totaling 233 Silhouettes which allows us to be the Province with the most financial members!
The commitment of The Eastern Province Silhouettes to continue to provide support and service to our communities. Providing lunch and snacks for children who are out of school, donating books to libraries for pre-school children, and donating toiletries to women in shelters due to domestic violence. These are only a few of the support and services provided in our communities.
The dedication of The Eastern Province Silhouettes to continue to support our Kappa men in their endeavors. Donating more than $75,000 since 1982 to the Kappa Foundation.
The Eastern Province Silhouettes will continue to build on the Laurels of the past and propel The Eastern Province to new heights.
Nominations & Elections
|Joan Petite Crutchfield
Tech. & Social Media
Health & Wellness
Director of Protocol
The membership of this organization shall be the wives/widows of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. men.
If you are interested in learning more about membership requirements, please contact our province membership intake coordinator.