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Bro. Kerry G. Johnson, Associate Editor to The Sphinx - e-mail:

Alpha Man of Merit Congratulations to Bro. Cecil G. Christian, Jr. (KPL Parliamentarian) who was named the “Alpha Man of Merit” at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters (MAAC) 22nd Conference and the 82nd Eastern Region Convention in Baltimore. See Page 4 >>

AFHC Annual Golf Tournament

March of Dimes: March for Babies Bro. Vincent Harris, KPL Chairman for the March of Dimes (center, white t-shirt) thanks all the Brothers who came out on May 3 to participate in the March for Babies at Camden Yards in Baltimore. In 1980, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. formed this partnership with the March of Dimes organization. Each year, fundraisers are held across the country that support programs like Project Alpha. For more photos, see Page 3 >>

Submitted by Bro. Derrick Leak

Chairman, The Alpha Foundation of Howard County, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament

The Alpha Foundation of Howard County, Inc. will host its Eighth Annual Golf Tournament at Timbers at Troy Golf Course on Monday June 2, 2014. We are anticipating a fun time and look forward to a huge turnout. A successful event will only happen with each Brother’s support. Please spread the word about this important fundraiser. To register or to get more information:

Bro. Derrick Leak email: For more details: The Timbers At Troy 6100 Marshalee Drive Elkridge, MD 21075

KPL supports academic preparation Representing Kappa Phi Lambda, Bro. Cecil G. Christian, Jr. (2nd from left) and Bro. Norris T. Jennings (3rd from left) provided members of the Silas Craft Collegians Scholarship Endowment at Howard Community College with a check of $500 to support the program. Over the past several years, KPL Chapter has donated over $9,500. The endowment is named in honor of Bro. Dr. Silas Craft, Howard County’s first African American high school principal, a highly-respected civil rights activist and a member of AΦA.

Next KPL Meeting

Date: May 10, 2014

Location: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Repast: 5:30 p.m. Meeting: 6:30 p.m.

Address: 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, MD 20723

If any Brother requires assistance getting to this KPL meeting or future meetings, please contact the chapter president, Bro. Norris T. Jennings via email:

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AΦA Day At The Races

Submitted by Bro. Cecil G. Christian, Jr. Kappa Phi Lambda, Parliamentarian Chairman, Election Committee

The election of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter officers for 2014-2015 will be held at the May 10 meeting. Nominations for qualified and eligible Brothers have been provided to Bro. Lee Harris or myself. A Brother may also still nominate himself. The nominees have agreed to be nominated for the position. Brothers currently serving a second consecutive term in the same office are not eligible for election to the same office for a third term. The offices affected are: President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Chaplain, Historian and Associate Editor to The Sphinx. Bro. Harris Ph: (301) 490-2559 email:

Bro. Christian Ph: (410)531-2664 email:

The names of nominated Brothers for chapter officers for the 20142015 fraternal year are listed here:

On March 29, Kappa Phi Lambda Brothers enjoyed the annual Alpha “Day At The Races” at Laurel Park. The Brothers and their guests met in the Director’s Dining Room where a buffet luncheon was provided. In this photo are KPL Brothers along with the winning jockey of the Alpha Phi Alpha Classic race.

President * ..................................................... Bro. Opel T. Jones Vice President* ........................................ Bro. Charles Franklin ...................................................................... Bro. John H. Taylor Recording Secretary .................................... Bro. Malik Walker Cooresponding Secretary ........................ Bro. Stephen DeFoor Financial Secretary .................................. Bro. Lionel J. Perron Treasurer ................................................. Bro. Rodney Hawkins .................................................................. Bro. Rodney Shannon Chaplain ...........................................Still accepting nominations Sergeant-at-Arms ............................................. Bro. Evan Jones Director of Educational Activities .......... Bro. James C. Bailey

Last month, during the KPL Chapter meeting, candidates for elected offices gave presentations: Dr. Clarence Lam (3rd from left), Maryland House of Delegates District 12; Dr. Terri Hill (4th from left) Maryland House of Delegates - District 12.

Historian ................................................... Bro. Avery J. Pearsall Director of Membership Intake ..... Bro. Brandon L. Tilghman Associate Editor to The Sphinx ....... Bro. Charles I. Stokes, III Note: Absentee ballots were allowed for this process, however the deadline for postmarked submissions sent to the KPL Chapter mailbox was Tuesday May 6. The nomination of Brothers for all offices remains open until nominations are closed at the May 10 chapter meeting. This will be a closed ballot election. The chapter will vote immediately following the closing of the nomination process. * Brothers nominated for the Offices of President and Vice President, in accordance with KPL’s Constitution, must have been a member in good standing for the three (3) fraternal years prior to the election inclusive of the current year; must have been a registered Eastern Regional Convention attendee during the current fraternal year or the previous year, or have been a registered attendee at the last Alpha General Convention.

Bro. Norris T. Jennings and Bro. John H. Taylor volunteered at the Men’s Health Fair held at Howard High School in Columbia.

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March of Dimes: March for Babies


Kappa Phi Lambda sponsors the “High Achievers” program at Bonnie Branch Middle School located in Ellicott City, MD. The program is for sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys. Hopefully, KPL will expand this program to other Howard County middle schools. The academic and mentoring program is similar to the Alpha Achievers that’s already in high schools in the county.

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Scenes from the Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore

Photos provided by Bro. Charles Franklin and Bro. Harry Evans, III

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More fun times with the Alphas at the ERC in Charm City

Photos provided by Bro. Charles Franklin and Bro. Harry Evans, III

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February 19, 2014 Greetings!

The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC DST) is calling all Greeks for a day of fun in the park at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA on Saturday, June 7, 2014. If you can step or air band, we would like to invite you to participate in our Step Show and Air Band Competition.

Our theme for the event is It’s All for a Cause... Investing in Our Future! This exciting event will include 60 plus amusement rides, water park, Greek vendors, an all you can eat dinner buffet and an evening step show and air band competition, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with teams competing from all over the East Coast.

If your organization has a step team or can air band, we hope to see you in the competition. Twelve teams will be chosen to compete. The top three teams will receive cash prizes: x x x

1st Place: $1,200 2nd Place: $750 3rd Place: $550

If you would like to enter, please follow these instructions:

1. Record your team stepping for no more than 5 minutes. (If you already have a clip, from a previous step show, which was recorded within the past year, you may submit it.) Upload the video to YouTube. Type the link YouTube assigns to your video on the attached registration form. 2. Please sign the attached letter, and complete the attached registration form, and send them to no later than 12 midnight, Saturday, March 15, 2014.


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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Prince William County Alumnae Chapter

Greek Fest! Step Show & Airband Competition Saturday, June 7, 2014

Park opens at 10:30AM. All U Can Eat Buffet Meal is from 3:30-5:00pm in the Pavilion area. Step competition will be held in the Kingswood Amphitheater located inside the pavilion area from 5:00-8:00pm


Includes Park Admission, Parking, All U Can Eat Buffet Meal and Step Show Competition


Tickets go on Sale March 1st

No mobile service is available. Must use a computer to place orders. Portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Prince William County Alumnae Chapter and the Delta Education and Public Service Foundation scholarship program and public service efforts in the Greater Prince William County.

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D.C. Chapter of Morgan State University National Alumni Association Presents

31st Scholarship Crab Feast

Sunday, August 3, 2014 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Martin’s West 6817 Dogwood Road Baltimore, Maryland 21244 Donation: $60 per person (advance sales only) Last day for checks is 7/18/14.

To purchase tickets contact: Rubina – (301)-512-8685 (DST) Dr. T - (202)-957-4981 (Iota)

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