Alpha Lambda Chapter 35 was organized June 7, 1958 In Buffalo, New York by Gladys Mersereau, Pi State Executive Secretary and member of the Theta Chapter. After the initiation of eleven Charter Members. Today the membership includes 55 key women educatiors from as far North as Rochester and across Niagara and Erie Counties.
Members of Alpha Lambda have served in leadership roles of Pi State President, Secretary, Committee Chairs and Committee Members. Members have also been recipeints of Pi State Achievement awards and Women of Distinction Awards.
Activities in the Early Years of Alpha Lambdsa include the establishment of a student laon fund for students of Buffalo State College, working with Tonawanda Native American Reservation, the Red Cross, and contributions to many charitable organizations such as Cerebral Palsy Association, Gateway Childrens Center, The Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital and most recently Haven House.
A writing contest was offered to grade 5-8 in area schools. Twenty students a year for five years received a monetary awards for their winning entries. Another committee developed a "writing Center Project" to assist and support a classroom teacher with the goal that this teacher will be a catalyst for others in the school to initiate a writing project too. mini grants have been awarded to classroom teachers who have a crative and inspiring project for elementary students. Several members of the chapter have volunteered to assist in a Literacy program at a local elementary school.
Alpha Lambda continues to connect with the educational community through small scholarships to local students studying to become educators.
The chapter continues to be a vibrant, energetic and growing one as it enters it's sixtieth year in June of 2018.