RESTON, VA – The Brothers of the Mighty Third District Chapters, Northern Virginia Northern Area II united for the 2019 Joint Memorial Service on March 9 at Heritage Fellowship Church with Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Chapter serving as host.
Tau Rho, Psi Nu, Psi Alpha Alpha, Pi Lambda Lambda and Sigma Mu Mu chapters also participated in the Joint Memorial Service, a mandated program that calls for all chapters to annually honor Omega Men who have entered Omega Chapter since March of the previous year. Northern Area II Chapters, at the behest of Area II Supervisor Brother Earl Smith, decided to conduct a joint service this year. Current Northern Area II Chaplain Brother Cornelius Beidleman and Brother Steve Lewis, the Immediate Past Northern Area II Chaplain, coordinated planning for the service with support from all Chapter Chaplains.
Third District Chaplain Brother Courtenay L. Miller delivered an inspiring message to the Brothers who attended the spirit-filled program. Brother Miller’s text came from Romans 8:28 which reads, “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called by his purpose”
Brother Ricardo Robinson of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter and served as Master of Ceremony. OKK Basileus Brother Julian Purvis and Brother Biedleman conducted the formal ceremony that honored these Brothers who have entered Omega Chapter and can never be appreciated enough for their love, friendship and dedication to our beloved fraternity:
Ω Brother Walter T. Young
Ω Brother Wilson Thompson
Ω Brother Vaughn Booker
Ω Brother Herbert Carter
Ω Brother John L. Peoples Jr.
Ω Brother Norman E. Franklin
Ω Brother Fredric H. Leigh
Ω Brother Steven B. Smith
Grand Keeper of Finance Brother Daniel B. Jones Sr. attended the service representing International Headquarters. Third District officers in attendance were Vice District Representative Brother Conrado B. Morgan, District Keeper of Records and Seal Brother Shawn Lacey and District Public Relations Director Brother Norm Senior.
Following the service, the Brothers, some 70 strong enjoyed a repast and fellowship at Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon, VA.