The Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority in Madison celebrated its 100th birthday on Friday.

The chapter was founded on March 26, 2021, by a group of 17 women who dedicated themselves to charity, culture and education in the state of Indiana and their local community.

Chapter members have completed countless service projects and raised thousands of dollars over the years. Past projects include distribution of milk, sponsoring tuberculosis clinics, assembling bags for soldiers serving in the Panama Canal Zone, funding handicap swimming and preservation of Historic Madison properties.

More recent projects and initiatives include distribution of local philanthropy grants and scholarships, preparing and serving end of the month meals at the Salvation Army, quarterly Bingo parties at the Madison State Hospital, bi-annual Tour of Homes, Chick Flick, nut and candy sales, and putting together holiday food baskets for those in need.

In honor of the group’s centennial in 2021, commemorative cookbooks will be sold starting in April at a cost of $15 each. The cookbooks include mreo than 400 unique recipes contributed by current and former Tri Kappas, including the chapter founders as well as family and friends. To purchase a cookbook, contact a chapter member. Proceeds will benefit local grants, scholarships and service projects in the Madison community.

Meanwhile, the chapter hopes to host a centennial celebration later this year.

Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. (Tri Kappa) is a women’s sorority founded in 1901 in Indianapolis. The group is located solely in the state of Indiana and the organization’s mission is to support charity, culture and education projects both locally and statewide. The Beta Omega Chapter in Madison currently has around 40 active members who meet monthly for fellowship and planning of upcoming fundraising and service efforts. To learn more about Tri Kappa, visit www.trikappa.org.