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THE EASTERN PROVINCE

KHRONICLE SPRING 2017

2017 Eastern Province Council Photo by Barri Hutchins, Eastern Province Photographer

Province Polemarch’s Welcome

Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq, 28th Eastern Province Polemarch

Greetings My Brothers of the Flagship Province! On behalf of our 33rd Grand Polemarch Thomas L. Battles, Jr., I congratulate each chapter of the Eastern Province on your successful navigation along the course of Achievement during the most recent academic year. Since the beginning of the fraternal year we have experienced tremendous progress towards the completion of the rebirth of Kappa Alpha Psi. I am humble to serve as your leader and can not express in words my great appreciation for all you have done and continue to do to advance the goals of the 33rd Administration. During the last two semesters the province has set new heights with respects to the initiation of new members, philanthropic giving, and financial growth. At no other period during our storied history have we seen more men initiated into the Fraternity by way of chapters in this province. The province continues to lead all others in contributions to the Senior Kappa Endowment Fund, St. Jude Initiative, and the Smithsonian Museum of AfricanAmerican History. And we remain first in financial strength with total assets exceeding one-half million dollars. None of this would be possible without the dedication and commitment of each of you.

As we prepare for the 83rd Grand Chapter Meeting let us not allow any momentum to diminish. I am proud to report to you that the Grand Chapter leadership team has prepared an exciting social agenda that is sure to please the most discriminating palate among our discerning members. The business agenda is also sure to match the energy level. The election of Grand Chapter officers, and addressing proposed changes to the manner we govern ourselves will height what will be active business sessions. Orlando promises to be one of our most exciting and entertaining conclaves to date. Again, thank you for your hard works. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando as we continue to move the Eastern Province to even greater heights.

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A Message from the Province Reporter Hello and welcome to the Spring Edition of the Eastern Province Khronicle. I am excited to serve as your newly elected Eastern Province Reporter. I will continue building on the outstanding work that Past Province Reporter Keshon Kelly has achieved during his term. I wish to see the Eastern Province Khronicle continue to develop into a premier publication that balances news with strong editorial content contributed by our chapters. The success of this endeavor depends on your response. This edition of the Eastern Province Khronicle focuses on events that occured primarily during the months of January through April. I intend to publish a special Summer Edition to capture and showcase news and happenings that occured during the months of May - July. If you have any questions regarding the Eastern Province Khronical, I may be reached via email at emanuelarnold1911@gmail.com or by phone at (540) 632-2891.

Emanuel Arnold, Eastern Province Reporter

Province News

2017 Eastern Province Council The Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter hosted the 92nd Eastern Province Council at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, from April 7th through April 9th, 2017. It was attended by over 450 registered members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. The conference theme was “Honoring Our Commitment to Achievement, Rebirth, Reclaim, and Recommit.”

First Business Session

The first business session of the Eastern Province Council commenced on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:30 am, with Charles A. Gilbert, Eastern Province Senior Vice Polemarch, presiding. During the first business session, the body received the following reports: • Guide Right Report - Antonio L. Harrison, Chairman of the Eastern Province Guide Right Committee • Senior Kappa/50 Year Brother Report - Vandy L. Miller, Chairman of the Eastern Province Senior Kappas/50 Year Brothers Committee • Piney Woods Campaign Report - Charles A. Gilbert, Eastern Province Senior Vice Polemarch • Province History Report - Ralph Williams, Eastern Province Historian • Social Action Report - P. Edward Thomas, Chairman of the Eastern Province Social Action Committee • Kappas on Capitol Hill Update - Briton Smith, Eastern Province Representative for Kappas on Capitoal Hill • Reclamation Report - Paul Robinson, National Chairman, Reclamation Committee • St. Jude Report – Cornelius “Neil” Hudgins, IV, National Chairman of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Partnership

Public Meeting

Ronald L. Watson, Sr., of the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter, served as the master of ceremonies for the public meeting on Friday evening. During the public meeting, Marvin Goodly, Polemarch of the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter, presented community service awards to the following local outstanding citizens: 2

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• The Honorable Tory Berry, Sheriff Charles County Maryland • The Honorable Joanne C. Benson, Maryland State Senator • Rev. Dr. Delman Coates, Pastor Mt. Enon Baptist Church • Mr. R. Owen Johnson, Jr., Former Member Prince George’s County School Board • Ms. Sonia Jones, Principal Mattawoman Middle School Waldorf, Maryland Antonio L. Harrison, Eastern Province Guide Right Chairman, presented the Student of the Year Award and showed an Eastern Province Guide Right video compilation that highlighted the various Guide right programs and efforts that chapters around the province were taking part in. Other highlights from the public meeting include a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital presentation by Cornelius “Neil” Hudgins, IV, the national chairman of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Initiative. Hudgins showed an informative video about the St. Jude initiative, and gave remarks about Kappa’s partnership with St. Jude. At the conclusion of his remarks, a love offering of more than $4000.00 was collected to donate to the cause, including a $1000.00 donation made on behalf of the Washington (D.C). Alumni Chapter by Chapter Polemarch Gregory Taylor and Chapter Guide Right Chairman John Cotton. Following the St. Jude presentation, Robert L. Jenkins, Jr. Esq., Eastern Province Polemarch, presented the 2017 Pillar of the Province Award. The Pillar of the Province Award is the highest and most distinguished honor a brother in the Eastern Province can receive. Province Polemarch Jenkins presented this award to two recipients: • Brother P. Edward Thomas, past polemarch of the Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter, Region IV Alumni Board Member, Eastern Province Social Action Committee Chairman, and member of the National Constitution & Statutes and National Social Action Committees. • Brother Willie E. Wright, past polemarch of the Frederick (MD) Alumni Chapter, Eastern Province Membership Training Academy (MTA) Chairman, and member of the National MTA Committee

Second Business Session

During the Public Meeting, the Washington (D.C). Alumni Chapter presented a $1000 check to the St. Jude Initiative. Pictured: Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq., John Cotton, and Cornelius “Neil” Hudgins, IV. / Photo by Barri Hutchins

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Eastern Province Polemarch Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq. presided over the second business session, which began at 8:30 AM. The body received the following reports and updates: • Financial Report – Robert L. Greene, Eastern Province Keeper of Exchequer • Audit Report – Clifton Beach, Jr., Chairman, Eastern Province Audit Committee • ByLaws Report – Chairman, Eastern Province ByLaws Committee • MTA Report – Willie E. Wright, Chairman, Eastern Province Membership Training Academy Committee • C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference – Joshua Crockett, Chairman, Eastern Province C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference Committee • Undergraduate Leadership Conference Report - Joshua Crockett, Chairman, Eastern Province C. Rodger Undergraduate Leadership Conference Committee • Grand Chapter Report – Thomas L. Battles, Sr., Grand Polemarch and Edward Desmond Taylor, The Eastern Province Khronicle • Spring 2017 Edition • www.epkapsi.org

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Undergraduate Member, Grand Board of Directors • Risk Management Report – Rawle Andrews, Jr., Eastern Province Risk Management Chairman • State of the Province – Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq., Eastern Province Polemarch • Nominations Report – Daniel R. Wilson, Eastern Province Nominations Chairman • Balloting Procedures – Greg Taylor, Eastern Province Elections Chairman

Province Awards

Following the second business session, Michael T. Porter, Chairman of the Eastern Province Achievement and Awards Committee, presided over the Achievement & Awards Luncheon.

Eastern Province Reporter Keshon Kelly (left) and Eastern Province Polemarch Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq. (front row, fourth from the right) pose with members of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter, who received the Province Publication and Publicity Award. / Photo by Barri Hutchins

I.W. E. Taylor Undergraduate Small Chapter of the Year: • 1st Place: The George Mason University Chapter, the Mu Mu (E) • 2nd Place: The Norfolk State University Chapter, the Epsilon Zeta (E) The William Thomas Carter Small Alumni Chapter of the Year: • Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter The William Thomas Carter Medium Alumni Chapter of the Year: • 1st Place: Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter • 2nd Place: Annapolis (MD) Alumni Chapter 4

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The William Thomas Carter Large Alumni Chapter of the Year: •

College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter

• Alexandria/Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter The Donald G. Murphy Memorial Military Achievement Award: • Joshua Tutman, Morgan State University, the Alpha Iota (E) • Robert Dews, Annapolis (MD) Alumni Chapter The Linwood C. Hardmon Chapter Advisor of the Year: • Edgar L. Chinn, College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter The William L. Crump History Award: • Paul Robinson, Dulles/Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter The Chapter Reclamation/Growth Award: • Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter. Province Publication and Publicity Award: • The University of Maryland Chapter, the Theta Theta (E) • The Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E) • The Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter • The Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter • The Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter • The Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Additionally, Eastern Province Polemarch Jenkins presented the Eastern Province Meritorious Service Awards and the Province Polemarch Awards to those who have contributed to the success of the Eastern Province and to his administration. Meritorious Service Awards • Emanuel Arnold, Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter • Rawle Andrews, Esq., Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter • Kenneth Bynum, Esq., Alexandria/Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter • Robert Cooper, Esq., Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter • Bobby Henry, Esq., Bowie/Mitchellville (VA) Alumni Chapter • Barri Hutchins, Fredrick (MD) Alumni Chapter Polemarchs Awards • Charles Gilbert, Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter • Keshon Kelly, Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter • Bernard Keen, Jr., Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E) • Justin Cooper, Old Dominion University Chapter, the Eta Omega (E) The Eastern Province Khronicle • Spring 2017 Edition • www.epkapsi.org

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• Daniel Wilson, College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter • William Pinckney, Hampton/Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter Jay Crosby Guide Right Chapter of the Year • Small Alumni Chapter – Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter • Medium Alumni Chapter – Norfolk (VA) Alumni Chapter • Large Alumni Chapter – College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter Burt V. Watkins Guide Right Director of the Year • Small Alumni Chapter – Edward Thomas, Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter • Medium Alumni Chapter – Johne Paige, Norfolk (VA) Alumni Chapter • Large Alumni Chapter – Wilder Smith, Alexandria/Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter

Closed Banquet

On Saturday evening, Kennon James, Eastern Province Alumni Board of Directors, Region II, presided over the Closed Banquet, which started at 6:30 PM. Glen Ivey, Hyattsville/Landover (MD) Alumni Chapter, was the keynote speaker for the Closed Banquet. The third and final business session took place during the closed banquet, with Eastern Province Polemarch Robert L. Jenkins, Jr. Esq., presiding. The body received the following reports: • Military & Veterans Report – Andre Douglas, National Military & Veterans Affairs Representative • Memorial Service – Jonathan Newton, Eastern Province Chaplain • Resolutions – Rawle Andrews, Jr. Esq, Eastern Province Resolutions Committee Chairman • Election Results – Greg Taylor, Eastern Province Elections Chairman The Eastern Province election results were read and the following elected and appointed brothers will serve as officers of the Eastern Province for the 2017-2018 fraternal year: • Province Polemarch Robert L. Jenkins Jr., Esq. • Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter • Senior Province Vice Polemarch Charles A. Gilbert, Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter • Junior Province Vice Polemarch Devin Dixon, Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E) • Province Keeper of Records Gayatachew Dorsainville, Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter • Province Keeper of Exchequer Robert L. Greene, Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter • Province Strategus Emmanuel Mack, Virginia Polytechnic State Institution Chapter, the Theta Psi (E) • Province Lt. Strategus Harrison Hughes, Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E) • Province Historian Keshon Kelly, Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter • Province Reporter Emanuel Arnold, Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter • Chairman, Committee on Nominations Daniel R. Wilson, College Park/Sandy Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter • Board Member, Region I—Alumni: Bruce Wharton, Salisbury (MD) Alumni Chapter 6

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• Board Member, Region I—Undergraduate: Sean L. Osborne, II, Morgan State University Chapter, the Alpha Iota (E)  • Board Member, Region II—Alumni: Paul Robinson, Dulles/Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter  • Board Member, Region II—Undergraduate:  Carl Potter, III, University of the District of Columbia Chapter, the Beta Kappa (E)  • Board Member, Region III—Alumni: Xavier R. Richardson, Fredericksburg (VA) Alumni Chapter  • Board Member, Region III—Undergraduate: Cody Mitchell, Virginia State University Chapter, the Alpha Phi (E)  • Board Member, Region IV—Alumni: P. Edward Thomas, Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter  • Board Member, Region IV—Undergraduate: Jamal R. Washington, Virginia Polytechnic Institute Chapter, the Theta Psi (E)  • Board Member, Region V—Alumni: William Milligan, III, Norfolk (VA) Alumni Chapter  • Board Member, Region V—Undergraduate: Dontae Robinson, Old Dominion University Chapter, the Eta Omega (E)  • Alumni Delegate to the 83rd Grand Chapter Meeting: C. Keshon Kelly  • Undergraduate Delegate to the 83rd Grand Chapter Meeting: Jamal R. Washington, the Virginia Polytechnic State Institution Chapter, the Theta Psi (E)  • Alumni Representative to the 83rd Grand Chapter Nominations Committee: Daniel R. Wilson  • Undergraduate Representative to the 83rd Grand Chapter Nominations Committee:  Bernard Keen, Jr., the Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E) 21st Eastern Province Polemarch, Anthony B. Hill swore in the elected members of the Board of Directors.  Following the election results, Brothers Josh Crockett and Doug Scarbor presented the 2017 Eastern Province Quiz Bowl winners. • 1st Place was the Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E) • 2nd Place was the Virginia Tech Chapter, the Theta Psi (E) In addition to the plaques that the top two teams received, the first place team received $400.00 from the Eastern Province and will represent the Eastern Province at the Quiz Bowl competition during the 83rd Grand Chapter Meeting in Orlando, Florida this July. The second place team received $300.00 from the Eastern Province and will serve as alternates for the Quiz Bowl team this summer. The Chesapeake/Virginia Beach (VA) Alumni Chapter is scheduled to host the 2018 Eastern Province Council. The site is yet to be determined.

Social Action Project Delivers Socks and Shoes During the Eastern Province Council, the Eastern Province Social Action Committee coordinated a service project called “Socks and Shoes.” The purpose of the project was to supply Prince Georges County Family Crisis Center and Homeless Shelter with an overly abundant supply of socks and shoes. The Eastern Province accomplished this with help from several alumni chapters: Baltimore (MD) Alumni, Roanoke (VA) Alumni, Columbia (MD) Alumni, Charlottesville (VA) Alumni, Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni, and Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter. The Social Action team sends a special thanks to Richmond (VA) Alumni, Fort Lee (VA) Alumni, Danville (VA) Alumni, and Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapters. Several undergraduate chapters contributed to the The Eastern Province Khronicle • Spring 2017 Edition • www.epkapsi.org

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project: Alpha Iota, Epsilon Zeta, Eta Sigma, Eta Xi, Theta Psi, and Rho Theta. Prince Georges County Family Crisis Center and Homeless Shelter received over 400 pairs of shoes and over 200 pairs of socks. The Social Action sends a special thank you to M & S Shoes Store of Norfolk, Virginia, who donated 50 pairs of new shoes.

The Eastern Province Social Action Committee coordinated a service project called “Socks and Shoes.” / Photo by Barri Hutchins

2017 MTA Spring Cluster Convenes in Harrisonburg, Virginia The 2017 Eastern Province Spring Membership Training Academy (MTA) Cluster was held during March 24-26, 2017. Twenty-seven (27) chapters and 218 candidates participated in the cluster, making it one of the largest Eastern Province Clusters. The events of the weekend all took place on the campus of James Madison Universty in Harrisonburg, VA. The Cluster was planned and coordinated by Eastern Province MTA Chairman Brother Willie Wright and Brother Danny Giles and the Province Planning Committee. Brothers Vincent Epps (Chesapeake/Virginia Beach (VA) Alumni Chapter), Charles Smith (Baltimore (MD) Alumni Chapter), Doug Scarbor (Hyattsville/Landover (MD) Alumni Chapter) and Keshon Kelly (Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter & Eastern Province Reporter) facilitated the classroom reviews and administered the test for the candidates. Also, members of the Province MTA Committee were on hand to assist with the initiation ceremony as well as the pinning ceremony. Brother Isiah Harvin of the Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter gave a very powerful and moving sermon during the breakfast portion of the program. MTA Chairman Willie Wright and Vice Chairman Norman Storrs personally thank the members of the Eastern Province MTA Committee. 26th Eastern Province Polemarch ,National and Eastern Province St. Jude’s Committee Chairman Neil Hudgins, gave a presentation on St. Jude and the Sunday of Hope Program. After the presentation the assembly of brothers collectively donated more than $500.00 to the cause. The 28th Eastern Province Polemarch, Robert L. Jenkins, Jr. Esq., gave closing remarks and charged the new brothers with the responsibility of continuing the legacy of keeping Kappa alive.

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Group picture of the participants in the 2017 Eastern Province Membership Training Academy. / Photo by Barri Hutchins

2017 Undergraduate Leadership Conference (ULC) The 2017 Eastern Province Undergraduate Leadership Conference (ULC) took place during February 3-5, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia. The theme for this year’s conference was focused on identifying the social and intellectual direction of the collegiate chapters within the Eastern Province. The ULC was a highly structured and intense two-day leadership experience designed to improve every brother’s ability to lead in the fraternity, on campus, in the community, and in their future professions. With presentations stemming from public relations training to personality evaluations, each brother had the opportunity to identify how they could contribute to their chapter, their province, and our fraternity. Brother Joshua Crocket, Chairman for the ULC, lead the conference with the help of presenters and past undergraduate leaders in the Eastern Province. Darrell Clarke (Bowie/Mitichellville (MD) Alumni), Marvin Carr (Baltimore (MD) Alumni), Michael Rainy (Petersburg (VA) Alumni), Ennya Anthony (Baltimore (MD) Alumni) as well as Province Sr. Vice Polemarch Charles Gilbert (Fort Washington (MD) Alumni) all served as presenters for the confrenceconference.

Eastern Province Polemarch Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq. addresses the undergraduates brothers at the 2017 ULC in Norfolk, Virginia. / Photo by Barri Hutchins

Danny Giles, Tim Batts, Marvin Martin, Robert Brown, Barri Hutchins, and Keshon Kelly all handled the organization and logistics of the conference to ensure that everything was in place for a successful conference. The 28th Eastern Province Polemarch Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq. addressed the undergraduate Brothers during the conference and gave his full support to them for being leaders in the Province, taking on the new MTA process and for their commitment to achievement. Brother Edward Thomas, Chairman for the Eastern Province Social Action Committee, led a social action project with the undergraduates to collect canned goods and non-perishable items for the Hampton Roads Food Bank.

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National St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Committee / Sunday of Hope Article by Cornelius “Neil” Hudgins, National Chairman, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Initiative

The St. Jude Sunday of Hope (SOH) program was introduced to the Kappa membership in 2008. After nearly two years of fundraising through golf tournaments hosted by the Provinces, there was need to elevate our support of the Memphis-based hospital that is the leading pediatric research facility in the world. The new program, Sunday of Hope (SOH) was intended for local chapters and its members to partner with area churches to raise one “Love Offering” per year.

Cornelius “Neil” Hudgins, Chairman, National St. Jude Initiative / Photo by Barri Hutchins

The first year of the campaign exceeded all expectations, and after three full years of SOH participation, as well as funds raised through golf tournaments, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. became the largest African American fundraiser to date, contributing over $1.3 million. After a 4 year hiatus, the program is now back as Kappa’s chief philanthropic initiative.

Through our partnership with St. Jude, we have positioned ourselves as one of the top philanthropic African American organizations in the country. In addition, we have established strong relationships with hundreds of churches across the country, expanding our brand name and favorable rating throughout our communities. By connecting with the St. Jude brand, one of the five (5) most recognized brands in the world, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is regarded as a leader amongst the Divine Nine organizations. Having reached this level of success, we have recruited the other Divine Nine organizations to support St. Jude as well through our “Call to Service” campaign. To date, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. remains the largest fundraising African American organizations for St. Jude, and has now exceeded $2.0 million in total giving. Our fraternity was also recognized as St. Jude Volunteer Organization of the Year. In 2018, we will reach another distinction by having our name placed on the Wall of Top Givers, which includes only one other non-corporate supporter. This honor is reserved for only the top fundraising supporters of St. Jude. In closing, our partnership with St. Jude, nearing its 10th year, has been one of the most recognized programs throughout our fraternity, and it is our hope that this partnership continues to grow as we help St. Jude in their efforts of finding cures and saving children.

Features Long Story Short Brother William Goldsborough Joins the Bond at 91 Years Old Article by Brother Vincent C. Allen, Fredericksburg (VA) Alumni Chapter

It was a “Long” time coming. However, in the end, on March 25, 2017, Brother William Edward Goldsborough said, “It was worth the wait.” Brother Goldsborough’s story of becoming a Kappa man comes at a pivotal time at International Headquarters where the 33rd Grand Polemarch, Brother Thomas L. Battles, Jr., has emphasized in his inaugural address concerning his strategic plan with six focus areas. The fifth of those areas being “New Member Recruitment and Training—Recruit mature responsible (men) members who are achievers and likeminded individuals with the intent of organization-wide sustainability.” It seemed almost like a fairytale. Except, it was really happening: Goldsborough had attempted many years before to become a Kappa man. His recent attempt in “Spring 2016” fell short by one vote. Yet, he was not 10

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deterred. Although his voice doesn’t ring out as loudly as his line brothers, the words of the Kappa Alpha Psi hymn roll off his tongue with melody and gracefulness—his voice seasoned from his days as a member of the Glee club at Hampton Institute and by many years singing in his church’s choir. Standing at just 5 feet 5, he is wide-eyed and quick witted. He is not as mobile as his line brothers. However, with their patience and assistance, he accomplished every assignment, and he did so with dignity and class. Most inspiring and significant about Brother Goldsborough’s journey to becoming a “Nupe” is the backstory of a life begun over nine decades ago. When he was born, Calvin Coolidge was President of the United States. Sixteen presidents later, having lived through every war since WWII (where he served, in a racially segregated U.S. Army), the Civil Rights struggle, and many more significant events in U.S. history, Brother Goldsborough, at age 91, became one of the most senior gentleman in Eastern Province history. Goldsborough is potentially the oldest brother in the fraternity (this is being verified) to become a Kappa Man after completing the Members Training Academy (MTA) for Spring 2017, which was held at James Madison University. There he crossed the “burning sands” with his line brothers, Victor Rivers and George Johnson. Born Jan. 10, 1926, the third of eight children to Mr. Charles Archie Goldsborough and Ms. Agnes Sara Blake of Chestertown/Broadneck, Maryland. Brother Goldsborough graduated from Henry Highland Garnet High School at age 16 in June 1942, and entered the historic Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia, to matriculate in Auto Mechanics. In 1944, after turning 18, he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII and was shipped to Fort Lewis, Washington for training. After his discharge, in August 1946, he returned to Hampton Institute. However, through his experiences during the war, he decided to study Architectural Engineering and graduated as the “co-class” leader of the legendary “49ers” Class of 1949. His alumni involvement has included serving on chapter, regional, and national levels for the National Hampton Alumni Association. He has received various awards and recognition for his efforts, including the Alumni Merit and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Upon graduation, he was recruited by Leroy Byrd, a “Hamptonian,” of St. Thomas, and accepted his first job as a math teacher at Charlotte William “Bill” Goldsborough with his line Amalie High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). On Sept. brothers: George Johnson and Victor 4, 1949, a day after Labor Day, he would meet Ms. Joyce Iona Lyndesay, Rivers at the 2017 Eastern Province (who was working as the principal’s secretary). On Nov. 3, 1951, the Spring Cluster. couple entered holy matrimony in St. Croix. They were married for over 57 years. Four children were born from this union: Elin (who transitioned from this life May 2010), twins WilmaElise and Bill, Jr., and Charles. Although born in Maryland, Brother Goldsborough would argue that he is a true New Yorker. In New York, he and his wife Joyce shared their years between the Bronx, Queens, and Long Island. While making the Big Apple his home, he began a career as a technical writer with U.S. Naval Supply Activities in Brooklyn, from November 1952 through November 1955. In 1955, his dream of becoming an engineer finally came to fruition as he accepted a position with the New York Transit Authority Engineering Department. Brother Goldsborough would face the issues he encountered with “excellence”—his motto. He persisted and was eventually promoted to junior civil engineer. Not being satisfied, he earned promotions as assistant civil engineer, then administrative project coordinator and ultimately becoming the first administrative assistant to the chief engineer for construction. After 34 years, and many challenges, Brother Goldsborough retired in 1989 from the New York Transit Authority. He would keep himself busy with community involvement by serving for over 25 consecutive years as the treasurer and vestryman at the Church of the Resurrection in Corona, East Elmhurst, New York. Additionally, Brother Goldsborough served as cantor for almost 10 years and earned the coveted “Bishop’s Cross” from the

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Episcopal Diocese of Long Island for his dedicated and faithful service to not only his parish, but to the entire diocese. In November 2008, Brother Goldsborough experienced one of the darkest days of his life when, after more than 57 years, his partner, friend, and lifelong companion transitioned from this life. After living in Westbury, New York, his children thought it was time to relocate him to Dumfries, Virginia, to be near them and so that they might regularly enjoy his gregarious, energetic, and dynamic personality. Fredericksburg (VA) Alumni Chapter (FAC) has exemplified this historic moment under the leadership of Chapter Polemarch, Brother John F. Snipes, who leads the brothers of FAC and who embraces Brother Battle’s strategic vision. It is a vision that calls into remembrance the words of our illustrious founder, the Honorable Brother Elder Watson Diggs. In his words in the very first Kappa Alpha Nu Journal Vol. 1, No. 1 in April 1914, he articulated, “KAPPA ALPHA NU affords us an opportunity for concrete and tangible success in group action. Within her sacred realm, we exchange ideas; work for common end; and consecrate ourselves at the same altar of high manly endeavor. Indeed, our organization has brought into being a new view of things, a view that we who are sons of this Clan have common interest, must make common sacrifices, and must assume common responsibilities. She has created a new home life for the man of her fold. She has by this means turned inefficient individual effort into efficient fraternal effort for common good.” Embracing that mantra, every Brother in FAC welcomed Brother Goldsborough into the bond. For every brother in FAC was impacted by his enthusiasm and zeal, and his persistence to do what was required to fulfil his longawaited dream of being bestowed the honor of proudly wearing the Crimson and Cream. This significant event has and will continue to be another benchmark for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Brother Goldsborough stands as the embodiment of our 10 Founders. What he and his line brothers have accomplished will ring in “Greekdom” for some time. It has already been posted, reposted, and talked about throughout social media. He is indeed “trending” throughout Kappa Land. Fredericksburg (VA) Alumni Chapter would like to thank the brothers of the chapter who allowed Brother Goldsborough to complete this journey and do whatever he can in the chapter to further our mission and goals. We also commend the continuous efforts of the National MTA Chairman, Brother John Burrell who spends countless hours training online and providing the necessary tools for each province and chapter to be successful. And, of course, we could not continue to be the “Flagship” Province without the stupendous leadership of the 28th Eastern Province Polemarch, Brother Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., Esq., and Province MTA Chairman Brother Willie E. Wright. Finally, Brother Goldsborough’s story would not be complete without the prayers and support of his family, specifically his sonin-law, Brother Dwight E. Thomas, (Spring 1979, 24th Eastern Province Polemarch); his grandson, D. Erric Thomas, II (Spring 2016); his line brothers, George Johnson and Victor Rivers; and FAC MTA Chairman, Brother Lorenzo Reid, who provided leadership during the MTA process. Despite Brother Goldsborough’s age, he has all the rights and privileges of a Kappa Man. Spring 2017 was the perfect time for all things Kappa to come to culmination, and Brother Goldsborough would realize Phi Nu Pi until that day when we all shall pass into Chapter Invisible. A “Cup of Cheer” to our Brother dear—it was a “Long Story Short,” however, in the end, he is a NUPE!

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Pictured left to right: Brother D. Erric Thomas, II (Spring 2016), his grandfather Mr. Bill Goldsborough (Spring 2017), and Brother Dwight E. Thomas (Spring 1979).

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The National Society of Black Engineers Partners with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Article contributed by the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter

On September 16, 2016, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) have established a partnership to increase the number of African-American bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering from 3,501 in 2014 to 10,000 annually by 2025. Together, we are building the pipeline for the next generation STEM workforce. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc is the first of the divine nine to have a strategic partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers. NSBE leadership recognizes that partnerships with an organization like Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. produces a long-term impact on communities across the nation where underrepresented communities are not being introduced to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) careers.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc is the first of the Divine Nine to have a strategic partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers.

Once again, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s tradition of leadership and boldness is on display to confront a “quiet crisis” of minority underrepresentation in engineering-related fields. The Fraternity is answering the “call to action” to make sure all Americans have the same educational and economic opportunities regardless of sex, creed, race or color. This milestone will prepare and expose our Guide Right program to economic opportunities and scholarship, while bridging the gap of increasing the pipeline of young people selecting STEM majors. Brother Marlon Ridley, an active member of the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter and NSBE, lead fraternity efforts to establish this partnership. Brother Ridley said, “Our country is experiencing a paradigm shift in economic opportunity and social mobility. Organizations like NSBE and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity have a rich history of uplifting the African-American community, and this partnership will give students tools to excel in this digital economy and expands the nation’s workforce of scientists and engineers.” L-Mani S. Viney, Executive Director of the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, adds, “This strategic partnership opens the door to collaborate on funding opportunities that can exponentially expand the size and scale of this initiative and therefore positively impact more young men and communities of color.” “Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity thanks the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for your leadership…and for the engineers and leaders you are producing all across this country,” said Kappa Alpha Psi Grand Polemarch Thomas L. Battles Jr. “I think that it was probably in His design that we would come to this decision at this time, given the many challenges (black people) are facing in this country. And so we are delighted to partner with you in this initiative.”

The World’s first African-American Rolls Royce Car Dealer, Brother Thomas Moorehead Article contributed by the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter

Hailing from the segregated streets of Monroe, Louisiana, Brother Thomas Moorehead has successfully become the world’s first African-American CEO and President of a Rolls Royce Motor car dealership. Moorehead was only a few credits shy of finishing his doctorate in social work before stepping out on faith, and depleting his savings to begin his journey in the car industry. He was challenged with the idea from his lifetime mentor Brother James Bradley, whom he had an apprenticeship with for two years. Moorehead was selected for the General Motors’ prestigious pilot dealership training program, and soon after graduating started his first dealership in

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Omaha, Nebraska in 1987 selling Buicks. After later established BMW of Sterling, the largest minorityowned BMW dealership in the country, he established Lamborghini, McLaren, and Harley Davison dealerships in the DC metro area. In just three decades Brother Moorehead has built an empire which has grown from selling Buicks and Isuzus to being vested in over forty hotels across the country. His reputation of customer service and a strong sales record sparked an invitation in 2013 by Rolls Royce Motor Cars to join the exclusive club of only 33 dealers and 130 dealerships around the globe. And now as the sole Rolls Royce dealership in greater Washington, D.C. his brand services much of the mid-Atlantic, stretching from Virginia to southern Pennsylvania. Thomas A. Moorehead is CEO and president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sterling, the owner of a BMW-Mini dealership as well as Harley Davidson Washington DC.

In 2004, Moorehead and his wife established the Joyce and Thomas A. Moorehead Foundation to support students, families and nonprofit organizations in northern Virginia.

Brother Moorehead, a 1981 initiate of the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti (MI) Alumni Chapter, is an active member of the AlexandriaFairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter. He is a staunch supporter of the chapter’s Guide Right program, the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Foundation. And while he is a proud wearer of the Laurel Wreath Award, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s highest honor for lifetime achievement, he is known by his chapter for his low-key demeanor and for genuine interactions with every brother. When he is not working on new ways to expand his brand, Moorehead continues to keep God and family first. He enjoys spending time with his wife Joyce and two children, as well as giving back to his community and fraternity. In 2004, Moorehead and his wife established the Joyce and Thomas A. Moorehead Foundation to support students, families and nonprofit organizations in northern Virginia. The Foundation also supports two scholarships in his mother’s name and his father-in law’s name at Howard University. In addition to education, Moorehead has assisted the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s.

Brother Thomas Moorehead is the epitome of achievement. His success as a businessman has enabled him to sit at the top is his profession, and his humility has earned him the distinction as a true pillar of Kappa Alpha Psi and the nation.

Individual Achievements

Austin Franklin Recognized For Volunteer Efforts On 13 April, 2017, Fort Lee’s Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (Susan Loden) recognized Brother Austin Franklin as the Installation’s Outstanding Volunteer. During the ceremony Ms. Loden pointed out that Brother Franklin is the first nominee from a Black Greek Letter Organization to win this award on Fort Lee. While serving as the Community Service Chairman for the Fort Lee Alumni Chapter, Austin has done a tremendous job coordinating some of our most rewarding events of the year. He simultaneously provides his personal time to the community as well. On behalf of the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter (FLAC), Austin has coordinated several community service events thus far. He started with the Fort Lee Boy Scouts who provide meals to military families during the Thanksgiving season. He then shifted his focus to Army Community Service (ACS) to assist 14

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with their annual Christmas event that provides soldiers and civilians, who are less fortunate, financial support during the holiday season. He continued with a coat and clothing drive in support of Driven 2 Destiny Outreach Center (Richmond, VA). His efforts led to over 700 articles of clothing being collected and donated by the chapter. Simultaneously, Austin volunteers as a basketball coach with the Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services. He coached 3 teams: head coach for the 6-8 and the 9-10 age teams; and assistant head coach for the 13-15 age team. All teams finished in the top two during this season. On hand to witness the presentation were members from the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter and Hampton Newport News (HNN) Alumni Chapters. Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter Brother (COL) Darrell Duckworth presented the award.

Wilkins Inducted Into National Communication Honor Society

Brother Franklin (center) receives the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Darnell Wilkins of the Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E), was recently selected as a candidate for induction into Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the national communication honor society sponsored by the National Communication Association. Radford University’s former Communication department established the Lambda Mu chapter of LPH as way to recognize students who achieve academic excellence in this discipline.

Darnell Wilkins was recently selected as a candidate for induction into Lambda Pi Eta the national communication honor society.

In order to become a member of the Radford University Chapter of LPH, a student must have completed at least 12 hours of communication courses, earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00, earned a 3.25 GPA for communication courses, be currently enrolled in Radford University in good standing, and display a commitment to the field of communication. Congratulations to Brother Wilkins, who met and exceeded those requirements!

Harris Elected as President of the Alexandria Branch of NAACP The Alexandria Branch of NAACP announces Brother Christopher “Chris” Harris as its president. The NAACP proudly announced the newly elected leader of the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP, Christopher Harris. Chris began 2017 as president. Harris, a native Alexandrian and a graduate of T.C. Williams High School, has previously served as the branch’s political action chair. Brother Harris is a member of the Departmental Progressive Club (DPC), an historic African-American men’s private organization located in Alexandria, a member of the Alexandria Human Rights Commission, and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Spring 2016). Harris has served the Alexandria community as a mentor, coach, and business owner (Harris Safety Management and Training). Congratulations Brother Christopher Harris!

Christopher Harris is the newly elected president of the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP.

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Collegiate Chapter News Alpha Gamma Celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Alpha Gamma Chapter at Virginia Union University has a very rich tradition and history. Chartered in 1927, the chapter is the oldest chapter in the state of Virginia and goes by the name of “The Mother Chapter of Virginia.” The chapter celebrated its 90th anniversary on April 9, 2017 on the campus of Virginia Union University. The chapter held a fish fry along with other food items, cold beverages, and dessert. Brothers from all over came out to support and fellowship with the Alpha Gamma Chapter on its 90th anniversary.

Rho Theta Chapter Receives Recognition from Radford University NPHC The Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E), has been very involved with the campus National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) for the 2016-2017 fraternal year. During the NPHC awards presentation, several members of the chapter was recognized for service to the NPHC. Rho Theta Chapter Keeper of Records Brother Bernard “BJ” Keen, Jr. (Fall 2015) was recognized for his service as the Vice President of the Radford NPHC. Brother Osmin Ronquillo (Fall 2015) was also recognized for his service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Radford NPHC. Polemarch-elect Brother Darnell Wilkins was recognized for his service as an outstanding member of the Radford NPCH, and also honored with the 2017 Dr. H. Douglas Covington Award. In order to receive this award, the recipient must meet the following requirements: • Be a member in good standing of an NPHC fraternity at Radford University. • Must have been initiated into his organization for at least two semesters • Have a GPA of 3.0 or more

During the Radford University NPHC awards presentation, several members of the Rho Theta Chapter were recognized for service to the NPHC.

• Be a member of a another organization on-campus • Has to have evidence of his work on and off campus involving community service Dr. Covington served as the President of Radford University from 19952005. He was a man of vision, honor, love, and compassion. During his term at Radford University, Dr. Covington believed that each person could succeed on his or her own merit, regardless of race, gender, or age. He was also a man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This honor is awarded to a male in the National Pan-Hellenic Council who has gone above and beyond to make strides in not only his chapter/organization but in greek life as well. Brother Wilkins at times, has had to place his letters second in order to make sure NPHC, as a whole is excellent. He has succeeded on his own merit and has gone out of his way to bridge the divides in greek life, as well as campus life. Brother Wilkins has also been a model student: Wilkins has been on the Dean’s list for 3 consecutive years at Radford Darnell Wilkins was honored with the University, and currently has a 3.4 Grade Point Average. Wilkins is active 2017 Dr. H. Douglas Covington Award. in other student organizations on campus such as the Radford dance 16

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organization RUHYPE, and Men of Standards. A Spring 2016 initiate, Wilkins has served as the chapter keeper of exchequer and step master. In the 2017-2018 fraternal year, Wilkins will serve as Polemarch for his chapter.

Alumni Chapter News Alexanderia-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter New Year’s Eve 31st Edition Black Tie Gala

The Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter hosted over 900 guests at its 31st annual New Year’s Eve Gala.

The Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni and the Hyattsville/ Landover (MD) Alumni Chapters held the 31st annual New Year’s Eve Black Tie Gala at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. with over 900 guests in formal regalia. The annual event hosted guests who came from near and far. The City of Brotherly Love (Philly) normally brought the largest contingent of out of town guests; however, this year the City of Memphis’ contingent grew by leaps and bounds. Brother Harrison McIver of Memphis (TN) Alumni Chapter said, “This affair is the highlight of the holiday season and we make our reservations in October.” He also said several of his colleagues have also added it to their bucket list.

With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday, Chairman Renaldo “Nick” Nicholson, brought in the lovely ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated to host our first annual Friday Night All Black Party themed “Obama Out Party.” This attraction saw more than 600 guests entertained by the band, Secret Society. This two day extravaganza was well planned and executed thanks to Brother Nicholson and the chapter New Year’s Eve Committee.

Baltimore (MD) Alumni Chapter 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Baltimore (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the scholars of the Benchmark Kappa Leadership Institute participated in the 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Baltimore, MD. They also served as escorts for the newly elected Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine E. Pugh. The parade was supported by many Baltimore residents and more than 50 groups from across the region.

Baltimore (MD) Alumni Brothers, Benchmark Kappa Leadership Institute Scholars, and Baltimore Mayor, Catherine E. Pugh march in the 17th nnual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.

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Bermuda Alumni Chapter Founders Day

On January 5th, 2017 the members of the Bermuda Alumni Chapter gathered for a night of reflection and celebration at the Cricket Pavilion in the Bermuda National Sports Centre.

iClean Dental Program

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter partnered with a local Hygienist to develop the iClean Dental Program that assists a small cohort of 11-13 year olds with the proper methods of oral care. The objective is to create good oral hygiene habits as a means to reduce the potential for other diseases related to poor oral care. All participants have shown positive results and are trending in the right direction under the supervision and care of the skilled professionals. The members of the Bermuda Alumni Chapter have promoted the concept and have been successful in attracting a number of sponsors to support the program.

Tag Day Group picture of the Bermuda Alumni Chapter at their 2017 Founders Day celebration.

Yard Crashers

Since November 2016 the members of the Bermuda Alumni Chapter have set aside the third Saturday of each month to assist senior citizens through the community action group – Age Concern, by tending to their lawns and cutting grass, hedges and general landscaping. The time spent in the community has been rewarding for the work that is being done but also for the bonding opportunities afforded to the members of the chapter.

On February 24th, 2017 the members of the Bermuda Alumni Chapter organized the annual Tag Day to raise funds for education grants provided at the end of the school year for deserving high school students preparing for tertiary education.

Kappa Classic 2017

Age Concern brings awareness to issues faced by the senior population and the Bermuda Alumni Chapter has answered the call. There is currently a waiting list once this 10 month cycle ends for new seniors to have their yards crashed.

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter assists senior citizens monthly by tending to their lawns, cutting grass, hedges and general landscaping.

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The Bermuda Alumni Chapter hosted its 18th annual Kappa Classic youth football tournament with over 1,047 participants. / Photos by Jennings Photography

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On March 24-26 the Bermuda Alumni Chapter hosted the 18th annual youth football tournament. With 7 age groups, represented by 16 clubs, with 86 teams and 1,047 kids between the ages of 7 and 16, the Kappa Classic is a major event on the local sporting calendar. This event represents all that is good about sport. The Bermuda Alumni Chapter encourages good sportsmanship, decorum and skill and acknowledges and honors all stars based on those tenants to ensure that all boys and girls participating understand that life mirrors sport. It’s important to learn how to work as a team, be supportive, develop a skill set, lose gracefully and even more important, win graciously. Every year the event attracts a number of corporate sponsors who want to align themselves with the event, the chapter, and what it stands for. In 2016, the 28th Eastern Province Polemarch – Robert l. Jenkins, Jr., Esq. had the pleasure of being in Bermuda to witness the event first hand, and we continue to encourage others in the Eastern Province and the fraternity at large to come and visit the Diamond in the Sea, to see it for themselves.

Kappa League

The Kappa Leadership Development League in Bermuda (known as the Bermuda Kappa League) is a mentorship program hosted by the men of the Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. The Bermuda Kappa League began fully functioning with its operations on October 21, 2016 with an expectation to take on board up to 20 young males. Currently, there are 17 young men enrolled in the program. In its second year (beginning September

2017), the program aims to take on an additional 10 to 20 young men from the first and second year of High School. The expectation of the program is to guide enrolled students through high school and throughout college/university should they seek post-secondary education. The young men have elected officers and have been exposed to a curriculum that includes: self-identity/ purpose, discipline, assurance and appearance, study skills, time management and leadership, competition, debate and spoke word. Future modules of the curriculum include: health education, social, economic empowerment and education.

Chesapeake/Virginia Beach (VA) Alumni Chapter Adopt-a-Highway

In keeping with the community service efforts Adopta-Highway was conducted for the 2nd quarter on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the meeting location of 113 Great bridge Blvd Chesapeake Va 23320. The Chesapeake/Virginia Beach (VA) Alumni Chapter takes great pride in serving the community on social, political, and economic levels. The Chesapeake/ Virginia Beach (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, continues to lead the civic charge and continues efforts in cleaning and maintaining two miles of Great Bridge Blvd. in Chesapeake, VA.

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Adopt-a-Highway volunteers agree to pick up litter four times a year for two years. This a quarterly project dedicated to picking up litter and contributing to the beautification of the city.

Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter Diamond Breakfast Club

“Spring Clean in 2017” Adopt-a-Highway program in conjunction with Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was conducted on March 18, 2017 earmarking the 2nd quarter scheduled community function closing out the second cleaning for the 2017 year. The Adopt-a-Highway program provides an opportunity for you or your family, business or civic group to clean up litter. Over the past few years, Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi have had over 80 plus volunteers contribute in excess of 1250 hours of their time and have picked up in excess of 395 bags of trash from along the Great bridge highway stretch. Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi congruent with the Department of Public Works (PWC) Division of City of Chesapeake agree to maintain litter cleanup on a 2 mile section of city street/highway Great Bridge blvd, immediately off bypass expressway 168. This is a highly traveled two lane divided stretch between Great Bridge (adjacent to Battlefield Blvd.) to Riverside Avenue. Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi continues to “care” with the city of Chesapeake together in an actionable state in attempts to “do something” in the local community. Completing our obligation per our agreement with the city…no matter the numbers… rain or shine. The next Adopt A-Highway 3rd quarter clean up tentatively scheduled for June 2017.

The Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter Monthly Diamond Breakfast Club.

The Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter continues the monthly gatherings of the its “Diamond Breakfast Club.” The gathering is held at the Double T Diner, in Ellicott City, MD, on the first Tuesday of each month… except July and August. The Diamond Breakfast Club was started, circa 2002, by Past Polemarch of the Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter, James W. Hawkins (Tau Chapter, 1960). He was affectionately known as, “Number 43”; the 43rd Life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the 43rd Life Member of the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Brother Hawkins entered the Chapter Invisible on September 19, 2016. The Diamond Breakfast Club typically hosts 15-20 Brothers. It serves as an opportunity for Reclamation and all Brothers are welcome to attend. The cost is divided and there’s always a good story to be told, information to be exchanges and plenty of laughter. The Chapter Host is Past Polemarch of the Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter, Donal D. Hogan (Alphi Xi, 1959).

The Howard County “Black Expo”

On February 25, 2017, the Chapter and Kappa Leaguers came out to participate in the Howard County, Black History Expo held at Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, MD. The event was sponsored by the Howard County School Board, the Howard County Branch of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter members participate in their Adopt-a-Highway program.

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contribution to the advancement of African American history and culture in Howard County, MD. The exhibition and oral presentation served as a collaborative effort, with other community organizations, to educate those interested in the advancement of Black History. The Chapter Service Committee, Co-Chaired by Brothers Sean Hine and Glen Griffin managed the display.

Baptist Church, the Rho Theta Chapter, and Theta Psi Chapter. The Danville (VA) Chapter is contributing $158.00 to the cause, making the overall donation $1500.00. Brother Ed Thomas, the chapter St. Jude Chairman, coordinated this effort with the church and led it on behalf of the chapter.

Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter Black History Program On Friday February 17, 2017 the chapter put on a Black History Presentation at Westwood Middle School, located in Danville. The presentation was led by Polemarch Kelly and it highlighted the accomplishments of Maggie Walker or Richmond, VA, the first Black Female Bank President in America. There was also a video shown about Maggie Walker’s life. The students asked questions and interacted with the Brothers after the presentation concluded. This is the 11th year the chapter has participated in this Black History Project. Brothers Ed Thomas, Arnold Woody, John Moody, William Flippen, DeAndre Howard, and Polemarch Keshon Kelly all participated in the program.

MTA candidates from Rho Theta and Theta Psi Chapters participate in a Sunday of Hope offering.

Men’s Day Service

On Sunday March 12, 2017 the Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter participated in the Men’s Day Service “Men on the March in Unity” Men’s Program, Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church, Danville VA. The Speaker was Brother Minister Shakeel Harris of the Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter. Brother Harris is a spring 2016 initiate of the Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter. Brother Harris is in his second year of his doctors program at Duke University School of Divinity. Brother Harris is a Spring 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Divinity. The sermon he preached on came from: I Samuel 16:11-13 / I Samuel 17: 33, 37. The topic of the message was, Who Will Kill the Giant? The subtopic was: Is There Not a Cause? Some of the key takeaways were:

The Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter made a Black History Presentation at Westwood Middle School in Danville, VA.

Sunday of Hope

On Sunday March 19, 2017, Brothers Ed Thomas, Micah Knight and George J. Durham, Jr. along with MTA candidates from the Radford University Chapter, the Rho Theta (E), and the VA Tech Chapter, the Theta Psi (E), help put on a Sunday of Hope offering at Vance Street Baptist Church in Danville, VA. The Sunday of Hope is Kappa’s partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to raise money for their children’s hospital. The Sunday of Hope offering collected $1342.00 to be donated in the name of Vance Street

A call for unity among Black men and the Black community in general.

The Black community faces many “Giants” today. Giants of drug addictions, absentee fathers, poverty, police brutality etc.

The Brothers of the Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter are proud to serve our community in all aspects especially with local Churches. Brother William Flippen is an elder at Wesley Chapel and helped put the program together. Brothers Micah Knight, George Durham, Jr., Edward Thomas, Cepheus Archie, and Slyvesta Jennings all attended the event on behalf of the chapter.

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Sr. /50 Year Brothers and has a very active committee dedicated to these brothers. Brother William Flippen is the Chapter Chairman and member of the Province Sr. /50 year committee.

Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter Monthly Luncheon

Brother Minister Shakeel Harris of the Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter was the guest speaker at the Men’s Day Service at Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church, Danville VA.

Senior/50 Year Brothers Trip On Saturday April 22, 2017 the Senior/50 Year Brothers from Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter took a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to tour the National Museum of African America Culture. This trip served as the main project for the Sr. /50 Year Brothers Committee for the fraternal year. Chapter Sr. /50 Year Brother Committee Chairman William T. Flippen coordinated the trip and the chapter sponsored all the Sr. /50 year Brothers that participated in the outing. The Brothers that went on the trip talked about how great it was to see our black history displayed at the museum. Some of the brothers that participated in the Trip were Sylvesta Jennings, Arnold Woody, Ed Thomas, and William T. Flippen.

On 5 April 2017, the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter (FLAC) hosted its monthly luncheon at the Regimental Club on Fort Lee. The 24th Province Polemarch Dwight Thomas join the chapter for lunch. While everyone in attendance ate and enjoyed laughter, there was a lesson. Past Polemarch Thomas provided an update on current and future efforts of the fraternity to support veterans. In that, he outlined specific events to take place at the 83rd Conclave meeting in Orlando, Florida. One event is the military luncheon/banquet that will include a salute to Vietnam Veterans. The chapter also had the pleasure of having the 35th Polemarch of the Hampton Newport News Alumni Chapter (Past Polemarch Clifford McMillan) who serves on the military veterans committee with Brother Thomas. As the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter continues to emphasize the bonding portion of their brand, they look forward to hosting brothers from all over the Eastern Province and any of the 11 other Provinces.

The Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter is very active with our

Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter and guests gathered at the Regimental Club on Fort Lee for a monthly luncheon.

Founders Day – 106 Years Of Achievement The Senior/50 Year Brothers from Danville (VA) Alumni Chapter took a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to tour the National Museum of African America Culture.

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On 5 January 2017, in celebration of the 106th Founders Day of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter (FLAC) gathered at Chili’s restaurant in Chester, Virginia to pay homage to the ten Founders of this great organization. Approximately 22 members of the FLAC as well as brothers from various

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other chapters came together to fellowship and continue to build the bond of brotherhood. At approximately 1911 hours (7:11pm), Polemarch Brown proposed a toast and requested that brothers reflect on the challenges that were before our Founders, recommit to the oath, and continue to strive for achievement in every field of human endeavor through individual actions, fraternal support, and community service. As a direct result of this event, FLAC expects to reclaim at least two Brothers (Melton Freshwater and Willie Edwards). Thanks to Brother Henry Hill (Social Actions Chairman) our membership continues to grow through a variety of social events. That being said, on behalf of FLAC, thank you to Brother Hill and all of FLAC for making this event a huge success!

Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter (FLAC) gathered at Chili’s restaurant in Chester, Virginia to celebrate Founders Day.

(Major General Williams). Once again, the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter demonstrates “Achievement” within the community while positively representing the chapter, the Eastern Province, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Guide Right Supports Local Food Pantry

On 26 January 2017, the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter (FLAC) Guide Right supported the Colonial Heights Food Pantry (CHFP), Colonial Heights, Virginia with providing subsistence to underprivileged residents of their community. For over 3 hours, the Guide Right participants assisted with positioning and distributing food items to over 125 recipients. This is FLAC’s second consecutive year collaborating with CHFP. However, this year, there was a noticeable difference in the initiative and interaction that their young men experienced. They all arrived motivated and ready to serve! FLAC was also fortunate enough to gain two (2) new Guide Right members: Collin Holmes (Junior at Thomas Dale High) and Austin Franklin (Junior at Prince George High). New members were charged to identify personal goals, while current members welcomed and integrated the new members into the program. At the conclusion of the event, the FLAC polemarch and the Guide Right chairman recognized DaVon Clayton (Guide Right President) and Elijah Burns for their football accomplishments. Elijah will return to school for his senior year while DaVon has accepted a football scholarship and will attend the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Combined Arms Support Command Celebrates Black History Month

On 9 February, 2017 the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Fort Lee, Virginia celebrated Black History Month. On hand to take part in the celebration was Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter member, Dr. Patrick Bingham, who was chosen to serve as the event’s guest speaker. Brother Bingham, who is the current Assistant Superintendent of Prince George (Prince George, VA) Schools, gave a first-rate speech that honed in on the staggering graduation statistics of African Americans, the role of parents in the academic process, and a synopsis of the school system’s objectives. Brother Bingham completely captivated the crowd that consisted of soldiers, the Virginia State University Choir, and various VIPs from the Installation that included the Commander of the Installation

FLAC Guide Right participants DaVon Clayton (gray sweatshirt) and Elijah Burns (black jacket) were both recognized for their football accomplishments.

Brunch

On 11 February, 2017 the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter hosted a brunch at Anniebell’s Restaurant (Dogwood Trace Golf Course) in Petersburg, VA. Over 70% of the available members were present. Those present included the current leadership, past

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polemarchs, other past chapter officers, and 50 Year/ Senior Brothers. Members enjoyed a delicious meal that included chicken and waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, jams, jellies, fruit and juices. The event allowed FLAC the opportunity to enjoy good conversation that included a plethora of laughs and an overall relaxing time with brother and Silhouettes/Sweethearts. During the two hour event, members also took advantage of the opportunity to encourage Silhouettes and Sweethearts to meet and greet one another. As they continue to enhance the bond of brotherhood, FLAC will endure to extend their appreciation to the ladies as well. On behalf of FLAC, Polemarch C. Brown would like to extend a personal thank you to Brother Curtis Stancil (Delta Xi, ’90) and his staff at Anniebell’s for their excellent hospitality, great food, and overall inviting atmosphere.

Polemarch Carl L. Brown and Brother Kelvin Thomas. A huge thank you to FLAC’s BoD (Carl Brown, Sam Burns, Rolandus Branch, Boris Hall, Billy McCain, Calvin Lee Sr., and Rudolph Robinson) for their concern and willingness to address a community need. Once again, the brand of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated rises to the top to assist the community!

The Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services Director recognized the FLAC for sponsoring two league basketball teams.

Guide Right College Tour at Virginia State University The Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter hosted a brunch for members, Silhouettes, and Sweet Hearts.

Ft. Lee Recognized for Community Support

On 19 March, 2017, the Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter (FLAC) was recognized for their ongoing community service support. In December 2016, FLAC’s Board of Directors (BoD) was contacted by Petersburg’s Parks and Leisure Services Director requesting support for the basketball program. At that time, some of the basketball programs were in danger of being cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship. Once all the information was gathered and reviewed, FLAC’s BoD quickly deliberated and agreed to provide financial support to the program; ensuring the children of the community were afforded the opportunity to have a basketball league. FLAC’s BoD subsequently agreed to provide sponsorship to support two teams; 1 each in age groups 4-5 and 6-7. During the championship games, Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services Director recognized sponsors. On hand to accept the sponsorship recognition were 24

On 9 March 2017, the Guide Right Committee of Fort Lee (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and its members participated in a college tour of Virginia State University (VSU), a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Petersburg, Virginia. This college tour visit was intended to educate high school students on the intricacies of the college life, benefits of attending an HBCU, availability of various financial benefits, and the educational opportunities available to potential students pursing higher education at VSU. The tour began with an orientation by LaTrece Walden (Admissions Counselor), followed by an extensive campus tour facilitated by an Undergraduate Student Assistant. The tour featured the university’s various facilities, cultural landmarks, and historical characteristics. During the VSU campus tour, FLAC’s Guide Right participants had the opportunity to meet and briefly interact with Brother Cody Mitchell, Vice Polemarch of the Virginia State University Chapter, Alpha Phi (E). Brother Mitchell was dressed immaculately, received and welcomed the young men with excellence, and provided a positive image of an undergraduate

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Kappaman on the yard. At the conclusion of the tour, Brother Xavier Richardson (the Eastern Province Region III Representative) joined FLAC’s Guide Right members for a meal and seized the opportunity to enlighten them on college recruitment, academics, individual sacrifices, and various life lessons. Overall, the VSU tour was exceptional and provided Guide Right members a valuable experience, which will undoubtedly help in establishing a baseline for their future preparations and college considerations as they strive to ACHIEVE!

Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter

Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on January 16, 2017 to conduct a series of service projects in support of their respective communities in Camp Springs, Md.

50-Year Brothers Celebration

The brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter recognizes and celebrates Dr. Frederick B. Phillips (Delta Theta, 1966), Marvin D. Raines (Pi chapter, 1966), Dr. James C. Greene (Epsilon Beta, 1967), and Walter T. Pickett (Alpha Iota, 1967) on their attainment of 50 years of fidelity and service to the fraternity on March 25, 2017 in Oxon Hill, MD.

2017 Eastern Province Council

The brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter is recognized for its achievement at the 2017 Eastern Province Council with Brother Terence Matthews receiving the Brother of the Year Award, Brother Senior Province Vice Polemarch Charles Gilbert receiving the Province Polemarch Leadership Award, Brothers James Greene and Walter Pickett receiving their 50-Year pin, and finally, the chapter receiving the highly coveted Province Publicity & Publication Award.

The Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter recognized their 50-Year brothers.

Promoting a Clean Environment

The brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter filled bags of trash and debris retrieved from Indian Head Highway on April 1, 2017 to promote a cleaner and greener environment for all residents through its quarterly Adopt-a-Highway campaign.

Pictured from left to right: D. Taylor, D. Baker, C. Gilbert, M. Porter, T. Matthews, J. Greene, and W. Riggins

Martin Luther King National Day of Service

The brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter joined with the Iota Gamma Omega, Upsilon Tau Omega, and Psi Epsilon Omega chapters of Alpha

Brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter participate in their quarterly Adopt-a-Highway campaign.

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10-Year Chapter Anniversary

The Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter charter members and the 22nd Polemarch of the Eastern Province, Brother Rufus Clanzy, are recognized during the chapter’s 10-year anniversary banquet held on April 29, 2017 in Oxon Hill, MD.

Brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter celebrate their 10-Year Chapter Anniversary.

Sunday of Hope

The Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter brothers provided a monetary donation while attending the Sunday of Hope program at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Temple Hills, MD on April 30, 2017.

bus to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in the 2017 National Founders Day host by the Atlanta Metro Chapter. Brother Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel’s address to the brothers was one of the many highlights during this monumental occasion.

Brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter celebrated at the Virginia Founders’ Day.

Eastern Province Virginia Founder’s Day Celebration

On January 21, 2017, brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter traveled, to Norfolk, Virginia to participate in the 2017 Kappa Alpha Psi Eastern Province Founders Day Celebration hosted by the Franklin-Southampton Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Guide Right/Kappa Leadership League Celebrated Over Forty Years Of Service

Brothers of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter at the Sunday of Hope program at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Temple Hills, MD.

Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter National Founders Day

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On January 24, 2017, Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter “Guild Right” celebrated over forty years of proud service as youth advocates and mentors for young men on the Virginia Peninsula. As an objective of their chapter mission, they are committed to the provision of academic support and educational resources for young men as part of their Guide Right/Kappa Leadership League Initiative, and as part of their accepted responsibility as educated African American men. “Our program has sustained itself over four decades because of the great joy and pride we experience as we watch out program participants matriculate ‘from boys to men’ It is for this ‘selfish’ reason that we are so passionate about mentoring and training for leadership. Proverbs 22:6 states it best: ‘Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he won’t depart from it.’ —Brother Art Price

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The Sista’s Restaurant in Smithfield, Va.” The annual event featured Silhouette Carol Giles of HNN Alumni Chapter as the guest speaker during a great evening of fellowship. Brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter would like to thank the Brothers and their Silhouettes of Franklin-Southampton (VA) Alumni Chapter for inviting us to be a part of their annual event.

Divine 9 Black History Month Luncheon

On February 24, 2017, brothers of the HamptonNewport News (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated hosted the Divine 9 Black History Month Luncheon at Hibachi Grill in Newport News, Virginia. This event was aimed at bringing members of the Divine 9 together for a moment of fellowship and reflection on the both the past and present.

St. Jude Sunday of Hope

Brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter celebrate over 40 years of service.

Valentine’s Day Social with the FranklinSouthampton (VA) Alumni Chapter

Brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) & FranklinSouthhampton (VA) Alumni Chapter celebrate Valentines Day.

On February 21, 2017, the brothers of the HamptonNewport News (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated an elegant evening with good food and live music with the Brothers of the Franklin-Southampton (VA) Alumni Chapter during their annual Silhouette/Sweetheart Dinner -

On March 5, 2017, at the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Temple, in Hampton, Virginia, the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated committed to supporting the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the Kappa Alpha Psi Sunday of Hope Initiative. This provided a great opportunity for members of the chapter and their families to partake in a day of fellowship and service to make a difference in the lives of the children at St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter host a St. Jude Sunday of Hope program.

Eastern Province 2017 MTA

On March 25, 2017, the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated proudly welcomed four new brothers to the bond at the 2017 Spring MTA session, held at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Please join us in welcoming Xavier Jordan, Jerome

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Thomas, Christopher Jackson and Jevon Hutchinson to our noble Klan.

Brothers of the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter welcome four new brothers to the bond.

Spring Jam

On March 31, 2017, at the Point Plaza Hotel and Suites in Newport News, Virginia, brothers of the HamptonNewport News (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated an evening with good food, dancing, and entertainment as they hosted their Annual Spring Jam.

Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa League Induction Ceremony

On Saturday, March 11th, 2017 the Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Incor-

porated (PAC) launched its inaugural Kappa Youth Leadership & Development League, “Kappa League” for short. The PAC inducted twenty-three young men into its Kappa League on this significant evening, at a ceremony held at the Tabernacle Community Life Center in Historic Petersburg, Virginia. The new inductees collectively represent five high schools, and three middle schools in the greater Petersburg, Prince George, Dinwiddie and Chesterfield areas. This inaugural ceremony marks the start of an ongoing and expansive journey for young men training for leadership and the Kappa Men of this greater community. The new inductees were embraced by an audience of parents, family members, City officials, Educators and Coaches, along with members of the PAC. The audience of more than 125 people was present to witness this important occasion and applaud the inductees as they begin a program “designed to help young men grow, realize, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor”. Ms. Antionette V. Irving, formerly a ranking officer with the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office, was the guest speaker for the occasion. From Creighton Court, to the basketball court, to the court of law, Irving is a true champion for justice. A recent inductee into the Shaw University Athletic Hall of Fame, the former basketball standout from the Creighton Court Community in the Churchill Neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia and current candidate for the position of Sheriff for the City of Richmond, Virginia, encouraged the young men to understand the great value of making good life choices, and that along their way in life they may have to “let some people go”, displace bad influences, and know that bad choices have bad consequences.

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Sixth Annual Spring Scholarship Golf Outing

Senior Kappas engaged with Petersburg Food Pantry

The winning team for the 2017 tournament was presented the First Place Trophies by PAC Polemarch Danny Giles and Golf Committee Co-Chairman Sam Rhue.

Eastern Province Council Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2017-The Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter held its Sixth Annual Spring Scholarship Golf Outing at the Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg, VA. Sponsored by the Kappa Foundation of Petersburg, Incorporated, the proceeds from this outing are used to fund scholarships in the community. The golf committee wishes to thank all of those who supported this event through donations, gifts and their appearance at the event, as well as the teams/players. This tournament provides an ongoing opportunity to grow our scholarship fund, enhance brotherhood, and expose brothers and others to the game of golf, and share Kappa with our community.

Pictured (from left to right): Golf Committee Co-Chairman Sam Rhue, Burt Bryant, Thomas Keiser, Robert Anderson and PAC Polemarch Danny Giles (Not pictured: Sam Petticolas)

Spring MTA Cluster

The Petersburg Alumni (VA) Chapter welcomes sixteen new Kappa Men, following a successful induction at the MTA Cluster, held at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia on March 24-26, 2017. The following are our newly inducted Brothers: Aditya Raj Nepali, Allen Charles Harris, Bernard Lamar Garner, Brandon Alexander Oliver, Christopher Vincent Wills, Christopher D’Mitri Senn, Clayton Clifford Corns, Darrin Lamont Hill, Deante Brown, Dennis Lewis Jones, Eric Michael Johnson, Hildrew Leo McNair, Jaalen Malek Woods, Quainnare Carnell Shaw, Terryl Lamont Walker and Xavier S. McGee.

On March 27, 2017, members of the Senior Kappa Committee made the regular pick-up of donated food from a local market (Aldi’s) for delivery to the Petersburg HOPE Center Food Pantry. Through the Senior Kappa Committee, the Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter participates with several other faith-based, civic organizations and socially conscious individuals in a well-established, long serving program of providing fresh food and cooked meals to those members of the Petersburg Community in need. This commitment to service on the part of the Senior Kappa Committee is ongoing.

On April 6-9, 2017, members of the PAC and the Alpha Phi were in attendance at the EP Council meeting. The PAC was recognized and honored as the Chapter of the Year (Medium). At the Closed Banquet, Brother Muse is surrounded by his Brothers and honored as the Chapter’s newly pinned 50 Year Brother.

Brothers of Alphi Phi (E) and Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter pose for a group photo at the Closed Banquet. / Photo by Norman Storrs

Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter Freedom Classic Fun

On January 15, 2017 The Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter and its Guide Right participants attended the Freedom Classic Basketball Game held at The Richmond Coliseum, where Virginia Union University and Virginia State University dueled it out in a classic competitive contest. The Guide Right participants (20)

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were treated to a nice meal at T-Millers Grill and then walked over to the game with the brothers. A good time was had by all.

Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter and Guide Right Participants on Game Day.

Kappa Alpha Psi 9th Annual Virginia Legislative Day

On Monday, January 16, 2017, brothers and guests were in attendance from around the Commonwealth to attend the 9th Annual Virginia Legislative Day, and support legislation on education, civil rights, healthcare, and mentorship programs for our youth.

Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter at the 42nd Virginia Founders Day. L to R: Michael Mack, Ivan Johnson, Honorable Willard Douglas, Polemarch (RAC), Eddie Perry Jr., Jermaine Riddick, Clarence Nelson.

targeted schools in the peninsula district (Norfolk State University, Hampton University, Old Dominion University) Nine young men made the trip where they toured and learned a lot about the schools rich traditions and strong academic programs that they offered as well as famous alumni that attended the schools. The young men were very respectful and knowledgeable and also asked a lot of questions which kept the committee engaged at all times and made the tour(s) fun. Special thanks to Guide Right Chairman Jermaine Riddick and Co-Chairman Rodney Johnson on another great program that was enjoyed by all in attendance.

Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter Attendees at the 9th Annual Virginia Legislative Day in Richmond, Virginia.

Community Volunteering

42nd Virginia Founders Day

On January 21, 2017 the brothers of Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter attended the 42nd Virginia Founders Day in Norfolk, Virginia where they took part in a grand celebration, featuring an excellent guest speaker and also the rededication ceremony which was the highlight of the event. This was a very knowledgeable affair for all brothers in the state of Virginia to take part in.

Guide Right-Kappa League

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Brothers volunteer at Second Helpings Thrift Store. Pictured left to right: Eugene Sellers, Stephen Barber, Emanuel Arnold, Rick Smith, Chris Trower, Albert James, Maurice Coffey.

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The Madison Middle School Boys and Girls team won the overall competition at the 2017 Roanoke Kappa Relays Track Meet. / Photo by Jourdan Baxley

The Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter volunteered at the Rescue Mission’s 2nd Helpings Thrift store on Saturday, March 18th. The brothers in attendance helped with sorting and tagging inventory for the thrift store, whose proceeds support the Rescue Mission’s services of comprehensive care for people in crisis. The Rescue Mission is the largest provider of emergency shelter in Roanoke. Its components include a health care center, male recovery program, family and female shelter, and transient male shelter. Emanuel Arnold coordinated the project.

Annual Kappa Relays

The Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity had its annual Kappa Relays Track Meet on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Kappa Relays is a city-wide middle school track meet that awards athletes for their athletic and academic success. Coach Sherley Stuart and the late Coach Rudy Dillard helped start this event in the 1980s. Participants from Roanoke City middle school track teams included Breckinridge Middle School, James Madison Middle School, Lucy Addison Aerospace Magnet Middle School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, and Jackson Middle School. Student athletes competed in the following events: long jump, triple jump, shot put, 4 x 100 M Relay, 4 x 200 M Relay, 4 x 400 M Relay, 4 x 800 M Relay, and the 1600 Distance Sprint Medley. The overall team winners for the boy’s and girl’s team was James Madison Middle School. In addition to track and field events, Chapter Polemarch Emanuel Arnold

recognized and presented award plaques to a select group of athletes from each team for their outstanding academic achievements. Chapter member Tommy Bowles coordinated this event for the Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter.

Volunteering with the Rescue Mission

The Roanoke (VA) Alumni Chapter volunteered at the 2nd Helpings Thrift Store on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - 12 PM. This month, brothers in attendance helped with prepping food for the 2nd Helpings Cafe, and sorting/tagging inventory for the 2nd Helping’s thrift store. Proceeds from both the thrift store and cafe support the Rescue Mission’s services of comprehensive care for people in crisis.

Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter visits the Montgomery County Evening Reporting Center (ERC) On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi visited the Montgomery County Evening Reporting Center (ERC). The center is an after school program for court-involved youth between the ages of 14 to 18 that serves as an alternative to detention. Brothers spent the evening discussing the value of education, career goals and professionalism, and socialized with the youth

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individually over dinner. Special thank you to SSA’s Community Outreach Chairman, Perry Paylor for coordinating. Five good brothers were in attendance.

Community Service Project with A Wider Circle

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi performed its annual community service project with A Wider Circle. This organization is part of the national movement to end poverty, by providing low-income families with furniture, professional attire and mentorship. Brothers spend the day receiving, organizing and delivering furniture donations. Special thank you to SSA’s Community Outreach Chairman, Perry Paylor for coordinating. Sixteen good brothers were in attendance.

Silver Spring and Columbia Chapter partner at the Underground Railroad

SSA and Columbia chapter’s Kappa League partnered to visit the historic Underground Railroad in Montgomery County with twelve young Kappa League men. The adventure provided a partial walk through history of the secret routes used by slaves in the early 19th century. Along the 2-mile route, “pathway to freedom”, the Kappa Leaguers learn more about the Maryland connection to the underground railroad and other points of interest in Montgomery County.

Silver Spring Alumni supports Logan’s Run 5K

On April 29, 2017, the Silver Spring Alumni Chapter participated in Logan’s Runs to bring awareness to a rare disease, Transverse Myelitis. The source of the inspiration for this run is Logan, a former Jamon Montessori Day School student, who was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis in Spring 2014 at age of 3. At that time, Logan lost the ability to walk and was only given a 33% chance to walk again. By Fall 2014, Logan took her first steps and quickly progressed to running! All proceeds goes toward Logan’s medical expenses. You are welcome to meet Logan and hear her story at www.logansrunsbyjamon.com.

Senior Kappa Forum

On Wednesday, March 28, 2017 the Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi conducted its annual Senior Kappa Forum. This forum which began three years ago, promotes Senior Kappas having direct access to both the Polemarch (Jonathan Sutton) and Senior Kappas/ 50 Year Brothers Chairman (Vandy Miller). The purpose of this event is to help the Chapter identify and evaluate areas of satisfaction and improvement for the seniors, while bonding with fellow Senior Kappas (and young brothers) over lunch. Fifteen good brothers were in attendance.

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Upper Marlboro / Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter

On April 02, 2017, the Upper Marlboro / Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter Silhouettes were chartered. On April 22, 2017, members from the Upper Marlboro / Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter participated in the Kappa Klassic scholarship golf tournament, held at Andrews Air Force Base. / Photo by Richard McGhee

On April 5-9, 2017 the Upper Marlboro / Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter hosted the 92nd Eastern Province Council.

On April 15, 2017 the Charles County Kappa League participated in a highway cleanup with the brothers from the Upper Marlboro / Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter.

On April 22, 2017 the brothers from the “U” participated in the NUPE MADNESS basketball Tournament. / Photo by Richard McGhee

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Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter Rally on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On January 14th, the brothers of the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter along with thousands converged in Washington, D.C. for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The rally put the next Administration (and the nation) on notice that there are some things that will not be changed no matter who is president and what party dominates the House and Senate; protecting the civil rights of citizens and the voting rights of people that have been excluded, providing health care for all Americans and equal opportunity should supersede any of the beltway partisan fights that we are inevitably headed into. This effort was in recognition that some have given their lives and others dedicated their lives to try to make Dr. King’s dream a reality, and now they have added to that mission by preserving the legacy of President Obama.

Guide Right Sees Hidden Figures Movie

On, Saturday, January 14th, the Guide Right Committee hosted Movie Day with the Kappa Leaguers and some parents to see “Hidden Figures” at AMC 12 River Towne, Oxon Hill, Md. We had over 15 Kappa Leaguers attend the event. After the movie the committee participated in a Q&A session about the movie at Flaming Grill Buffet. One of the focuses of the discussion was the ability to overcoming obstacles and the STEM aspect of the movie.

speaker for the event was Dr. William Blake, Ed. D. Present was the 29th Grand Polemarch, the current Eastern Province Polemarch and a host of Kappa dignitaries and award recipients. Special thanks the Chair Brother Darrel Blake, Co-Chair Brother Charles Jones and the representatives from the Metro Area Chapters for another fine event.

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter hosted the 2017 Metro Founders Day program.

Day of Service

On Monday January 16th, the WAC Community Service and Social Outreach Committee (CSSOC) teamed up with the Guide Right Committee and the Kappa Leaguers for a day of service project for the 2nd year for a at the MLK Day of Service Event at Food and Friends located at 219 Riggs Rd, NE Washington, DC. This was the second year in row both committees collaborated in delivering food to the sick and shut in. There were over 40 brothers and Kappa Leaguers who participated in this successful event. Special thanks to Brothers Mark Washington for spearheading this event and Brother John Cotten and the rest of the Guide

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter Guide Right Committee hosted a Hidden FIgures Movie Event.

Metro Area Founders Day

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Right Committee for coordinating this wonderful event, as well as the Brothers who participated.

Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21st. the brothers of the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter unite and converged on the Nation’s Capital in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Women coming to Washington DC in protest of the new administrations plans to roll back the progress we have fought for over the past 50 years.

the Global Scholars Foundation. Established in 2006 by H Street Community Development Corporation, Global Scholars Foundation (formerly Community Global Initiative) provides students ages 14-17 from DC public schools and DC public charter schools an opportunity to develop global competency by learning the culture and language of other countries. (Pictured: L to R Brother Anthony Agnew (GSF), Brother John F. Cotten (CSSO, Chairman), Brother Kenneth Brewer (GSF)

Wall Street Game Challenge

On Saturday February 4th, Brother John Calhoun rolled out the Wall Street Game Challenge to the Kappa Leaguers, and leaders and team members were selected. Each group was given a spending account to invest in Wall Street and the group with the highest earnings by the end of the fraternal year, will be awarded a prize. Brother Calhoun intends to extend the game to four local Kappa League programs by next year and nationally hopefully by 2019 Conclave.

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter donates $500 to the Global Scholars Foundation.

Black History Program and All Black Party The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers participate in the Wall Street Game Challenge.

Kappa League Black History Month

On February 18th, during the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter monthly meeting, the Kappa League participated in a game of Jepordy (the Black History version) in honor of Black History Month. The Kappa Brothers spoke with the Kappa Leaguers regarding “Alternative Facts”. Brother Thomas Henderson demonstrated to the Kappa Leaguers the proper way to greet, handshake and introduce oneself when meeting someone.

On Saturday February 18th at the Historic Kappa House, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter, arranged by the Black History Program Committee, hosted a “Black History Program and All Black Party” honoring the outstanding contributions by African Americans in this month dedicated to African American Achievement! The theme was “The Crisis In Black Education”. There was an outstanding informative program and a party immediately following. The event was well-attended and supported.

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Chapter Presents “Right Direction Award”

The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter Guide Right Program continues the effort to guide and inspire young men to reach their true potential by following their path through college. The chapter’s youth Kappa League President, Jamaal Pettus, is taking a big step in his development. This is a young man who at the beginning of last year did not have an aspiration to attend college and just wanted to enter the policy academy. He may very well end up doing that, but it’s great to see he is getting a chance to experience college and is doing well. Jamaal’s mother was proud to report that he had a great first semester at North Carolina Central University; making the Dean’s list and being recognized by DC Attorney General, Karl Racine, with the “Right Direction Award”! Jamaal’s mother thanks the WAC of Kappa for the time, commitment and personal investment in her son that all the brothers gave and that it made a huge difference.

“condemnation and desertion are the last two words in a true Kappa Man vocabulary” and launched a call to action for the brothers of the WAC to raise funds in support and assist of our highly revered fraternity Brother Walter Fauntroy in his time of need. Brother Walter Fauntroy has made contributions to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the city of Washington, DC and for our Country in fighting for the rights. The WAC goal was that each Brother makes a contribution to this humanitarian effort to raise $3,000.00 by March 17, 2017. The Brothers of WAC were able to raise a total of $5,000.00 in support of this great endeavor. On April 15th, Brother John Cotten, Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) Chairman of the Community Service and Social Outreach Committee and the contributing brothers of the WAC presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to their highly revered Brother Walter Fauntroy at their chapter meeting.

Charles Hart Middle School College Fair

On Saturday, February 25th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter Guide Right Program/GROW (Guide Right On Wheels) Committee assisted and participated in the Charles Hart Middle School College Fair.

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter donates $5000 to Brother Walter Fauntroy.

Senior Brothers Breakfast

On Saturday, March 4th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) hosted a Senior Brother’s Breakfast event at the Historic Kappa House under the direction of WAC Brother Renard Johnson. The WAC Executive Board would like to thank all the senior brothers and volunteers who came out yesterday. It was a very festive

The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter Guide Right Program/GROW (Guide Right On Wheels) Committee assist at the Charles Hart Middle School College Fair.

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environment with a lot of laughter and reminiscing. Outstanding fellowship opportunity!

St. Jude Sunday of Hope

Hurt Home for the aging with a check in the amount of $500.00 for their efforts in providing low and moderate income senior residents of the District of Columbia health and life care service.

On Sunday, March 5th, under the recommendation of WAC Brother Chris Lemmie Xi Chapter Advisor, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) supported the Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. MTA St. Jude Sunday of Hope program during our own WAC Brother Jonathan Newton’s “Jordon River Ministry” 10:00 am - 11am service. Sponsoring a St. Jude event is a mandatory requirement of the MTA process for aspiring initiates and it would be inspiring to both the Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and their candidates to witness substantial support from our Washington Alumni Chapter.

18th Annual Kappa Law Fair Day

On Saturday, March 18th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) and WAC Kappa League supported the 18th Annual Kappa Law Fair Day on March 18th. Approximately 170 kids showed up at DC Superior Court on to explore the legal system through the DC Youth Law Fair. Brother Mark Washington, Kevin Jones and the entire Guide Right Committee continued supporting the Fraternities’ National Service Project. Link to a Washington WTOP News article: https://shar.es/1UQmMR

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter donates $500 to the Lisner, Louise, Dickerson, Hurt Home for the aging.

National Pan-Hellenic Council of Washington, DC Monthly Meeting Hosted at the Historic Kappa House

On Tuesday, March 28th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC), under the direction of WAC Past Polemarch Willie Evans, hosted the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Washington, DC (DCNPHC) monthly meeting at the Historic Kappa House. As hosts, WAC was responsible for providing a repast for those in attendance. Our own WAC Brother Darrell Blake catered the event.

Book Drive

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers attend the 18th Annual Kappa Law Fair Day.

Community Service Donation

On Saturday, March 18th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter, Community Service and Social Outreach Committee presented the Lisner, Louise, Dickerson,

On Tuesday, March 28th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) Board of Directors (BoD), under the direction of WAC Brother Renard Johnson and in coordination with our Guide Right Program launched a WAC Book Drive. The purpose of the event is to have WAC Brothers donate used books that will be made available to our Guide Right students at their final June meeting. This will afford the young men an opportunity to stimulate their mind during the summer mouths. After the Guide Right students have selected books the WAC will allow brothers to do the same with any remaining books being donated. WAC is targeting to distribute 80-100 books.

New Brothers

Five new brothers of the Beta Kappa of Kappa Alpha

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Psi Fraternity, Inc. join in the great Bond of Fraternity under the leadership of Brother Nathaniel Davis, Advisor. Eight new brothers of the Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. join in the great Bond of Fraternity under the leadership of Brother Chris Lemmie, Advisor.

$1,000 St. Jude Donation

The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) presented a $1,000.00 donation to St. Jude Children Hospital during the Eastern Province Council Public Meeting.

92nd Easter Dawn Dance

On April 16th, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) hosted its annual Easter Dawn Dance at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. From the heavy hors d’oeuvres, the drinks, the music, the gifts, the photos, the fraternizing of both young and old alike, was magnificent. Even the Boom Boom room (pre and post Dance), as well as the late-night after hours suite, made our Signature event even more memorable. Congratulations to the Chairmen, Brothers Sawyer and Agnew, and to the entire Committee for a great job done. Thank you all of the brothers that attended, supported, donated and sponsored tickets to the 92nd Easter Dawn Dance.

Earth Day

The Washington (D.C.) Alumni Chapter donates $1000 to the St. Jude Initiative during the EPC Public Meeting.

Chapter Members Recognized at Eastern Province Council Meeting

The Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) was recognized for the outstanding achievements and contribution made to the fraternity and community at the Eastern Province Council Meeting held in College Park, MD. Congratulations to the brothers of WAC: • Kenneth Brewer – National Appointment to the Fraternity • Robert Cooper – EP Meritorious Service Award • Kevin Jones – EP Fraternal Service Award • Eric J. Jones – EP Community Service Award • John F. Cotton – EP Brother of the Year Award • Carl Potter Beta Kappa (UDC) – EP Region II Undergraduate Board of Directors Representative 38

On April 22nd, the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter (WAC) participated in the Earth Day community service event in Washington, DC. The WAC joined the Kappa Leaguers in helping to restore the beauty of the River Terrace Park tomorrow, along the banks of the Anacostia River. A special celebration with food, music and other free fun events followed at RFK Stadium. WAC partnered with the Anacostia Watershed Society and the DC Department of The Environment. Congratulation to Brother Mark Washington for heading up the Guide Right Earth Day Community Service Project and Brother Stacy Lincoln for his appearance and support.

Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Hidden Figures Write up

Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Kappa League on January 7, 2017 went to see Hidden Figures with KL families and chapter brothers. A little snow didn’t stop the private movie screening, it was a huge success for

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the 100 or so people who attended the movie. I would like to thank Stafford County NAACP Youth Council for inviting our Kappa Leaguer’s and the Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Kappa Foundation for their support and donation to this event. This was an educational and wonderful time of fun and fellowship for the Kappa League family. Hidden Figures is based on the book written by Margot Lee Shetterly. We truly enjoyed this wonderful movie.

The Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers attended a private screening of Hidden Figures.

inspired and afforded opportunities to many of its past speakers. For example, in addition to Norman Jones, last year’s middle school winner, Zorree Jones spoke at the Department of Justice. Fox5News Reporter, Tisha Lewis is also a past contestant. Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers was proud to participating in this wonderful event.

Kappa League & Omega U Connect

Kappa League & Omega U of Prince William County Chapter connected for a fun recreational day on February 18, 2017 at Curtis Park in Stafford, Virginia. Students from the youth academy programs of the fraternal organizations of Kappa Alpha Psi (Prince William County Chapter) and Omega Psi Phi (Pi Lambda Lambda) Fraternity Inc., both founded in 1911, hit golf balls, played kick ball, and touch football. Mentors and parents from both programs educated students on the many aspects needed to become a legendary grill master. The young men enjoyed fellowshipping with the young men from Omega U and greatly benefited from the day’s team building activities.

Delta Sigma Theta MLK Oratorical & Writing Contest

Woodbridge (VA)Alumni Chapter members and Kappa Leaguers participated in PWC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta MLK Oratorical & Writing Contest on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Kappa Leaguers provided usher support along with other Divine 9 mentoring organizations. The overall goal of the competition is to celebrate and sustain Martin Luther King’s spirit of optimism, public service, racial harmony, and human rights through the voices of youth. The Woodbridge (VA)Alumni Chapter has participated in the MLK Oratorical & Writing Contest since 2007. The oratorical program in its 26th year has

The Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers and Omega U youth programs connect for a day of fun.

2nd Annual Daniel Bragg Youth Great Debate

The Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers participate in an MLK Oratorical & Writing Contest.

Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Kappa League was invited to participate in the “Second Annual Daniel Bragg” Youth Great Debate. The event is named in honor of Mr. Daniel Bragg, an outspoken community activist and U.S Army veteran. The event was open to middle school and high school students and our “Perfect Four” competed against three other high school teams. This structured debate enabled the participants to learn and teach others about social issues that continue to impact our community. The Championship round was close but the Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Kappa League “Perfect Four” brought home the First Place trophy.

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Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Kappa League mentors recognizes that exposing students to opportunities like debating will broaden the young men horizon and hopefully foster a new talent or blaze a new path for them. Great job to these wonderful young men and looking forward to bringing the trophy home next year.

The Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguers brought home 1t place at the 2nd Annual Daniel Bragg Youth Great Debate competition.

Harlem Globe Trotters Event

Woodbridge Alumni Chapter Kappa League and Dulles Leesburg Kappa League connected for a fun filled day at George Mason University on Mar 19, 2017. The Kappa Leaguer’s had a joint Kappa League meeting and lunch before attending the Harlem Globetrotters game. The highlight of the day was meeting the Globetrotters after the game and taking pictures with them. We also had the opportunity to take a picture with Washington Redskins Morgan Gunn. Overall, we learned a lot about each other and built a good foundation for future collaboration to achieve our main purpose of Achievement and leadership for future young men. Wonderful time.

Black History Workshop

Woodbridge (VA) Kappa League full-day Black History workshop held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 focused on celebrating the successes and achievements of AfricanAmerican males. We were honored to have Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) committee present to us “HIS” tory: Celebrating the Achievements of African-American Males in Entrepreneurship, Music, and Sports. The history lesson was very interactive and the young men were engaged in the program. The workshop included three sessions and allowed the young men to practice teamwork, presentation skills, and public speaking skills. The Kappa League workshops presented by EMBODI committee was a tremendous success. We are looking forward to more partnership opportunities with these wonderful ladies.

Kappa League Program

The Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa leaguers enjoyed a wonderful day at Hampton University for Senior day on April 7, 2017. This was our fourth year attending Senior Day at Hampton University. One of two scheduled college tours for the year for our Kappa Leaguers which supports one of our 5 phases of Kappa League “training” for leadership. Mr. Dre Day was a wonderful host speaking with the young men and women on the benefits of the Army ROTC program. Long day but well worth it!! Training for Leadership!!!

Special Olympics Support

Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter Kappa Leaguer’s partnered with Omega U and The Bishop’s Posse from The Life Church for a community service event at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This is Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter’s 17th year participating in this wonderful event. Woodbridge (VA) Alumni Chapter is proud of their Kappa Leaguers for supporting this event from manning the Ice machine (most popular item of the day) and taking the lead at each station. The athletes participated in ten stations designed to develop sports skills for young children of all ability levels. Students provided support, encouragement, and played with the young athletes in several sports to provide an awesome experience for all.

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The Eastern Province Khronicle, Spring 2017  

The Spring 2017 Edition of the Eastern Province Khronicle Newsletter.

The Eastern Province Khronicle, Spring 2017  

The Spring 2017 Edition of the Eastern Province Khronicle Newsletter.

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