3rd District Representative Que Notes

Kevin "KB" Brown

Kevin Brown

Greetings Good Brothers of the Third District,

I am extremely blessed that the Supreme Basileus of the Universe has allowed me to serve as your District Representative of this great Fraternity! Being “the birthplace of Omega”, our District has produced many stalwart men who have had a positive impact upon me and our Fraternity.  I am humbled and honored to be able to carry on that legacy.

As I transition in this position, my prayers are for the Brothers to continue to build upon this wonderful tradition set before them. The embracing of new technologies to make us more effective & efficient will be the key to our continuing growth and success. The desire to be more familiar with protocol, ritual and history will diminish a lot of heretical challenges that engulf our Fraternity. Then ultimately, if we can continue to “Live Our Creed”, we will be that proverbial “shining star” and lead from the front!

Brothers, thank you for entrusting me to serve as your leader. I want to again, express my sincere gratitude for your support and friendship. I am truly proud to have stood in a place where such Greatness arose from!

Yours in Omega,
Kevin Brown
29thThird District Representative

DR’s 4th of July 2017 Message

Good Day Good Brothers of the 3rd District,

Like many of you, I hope to spend part of this weekend celebrating our Nation’s birthday with Family and Friends. The Fourth of July just doesn’t seem complete without picnics, parades, fireworks, and Good Brothers to share it with!

As much as we each enjoy this American tradition, allow me to reflect on a little of our history.  On June 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, marking the colonists’ independence from Great Britain. But some 75 years later, some black Americans weren’t ready to celebrate.Abolitionist movement leader, Frederick Douglass, gave a scathing speech the day after Independence Day in 1852, saying: “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. What to the American slave, is your 4th of July”

On July 4th, while many of us are celebrating our day off, doing things such as watching fireworks, attending parades, and barbecuing, I would encourage us to look at our community in historical context. We’ve come a long way with unarguably a great distance left to march. A march that might be made a bit less taxing if we remember that the Declaration of Independence is not just a historical document but it is a living document that is as relevant to our freedom today as it was when it was initially written.

The Founding Fathers may not have originally intended The Declaration of Independence to apply to our ancestors, but today the Declaration applies to us. Legally we are no longer the Three-Fifths Compromised Americans. We are not Africans callously exiled and brutally shipped to America. We are no longer the black gold miners who lined the pockets of America’s plantation owners.As Americans we have the right to hold America accountable for her promises. Likewise, as Americans, we are endowed with the responsibility to do our part to make the “Declaration” a manifest truth in our community.

I wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July. Enjoy your celebrations, but also remember the reason we celebrate! Be safe, my Friends!

In Friendship,
Bro. Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) 3rdDistrictDR@OPPF.Org

 

DR’s Father’s Day 2017 Message

Good Day Good Brothers of the 3rd District,

This Sunday, we will celebrate Father’s Day! I only ask one thing, That you continue to be a strong figurehead in these children’s lives!

It’s important to not confuse our children’s ability to survive in your absence with their need to thrive in your presence. You must reject the commonly accepted notion that while motherhood is necessary, fatherhood is optional, superfluous; a luxury reserved only for a fortunate few children. My task to my Brothers is to continue to “Show UP and Show Owt!”

After all, time is rare and the demands on your agenda and attention can seem never-ending. You can’t make it to your son’s soccer game because you have to take that business trip to Texas to close the deal or your daughter has a recital—wait—that was last week!?! When all is said and done, neither you nor your children will remember that big business deal you closed.  What they will remember is whether or not you showed love and appreciation for them, and made the sacrifices to be involved in their lives, both for special occasions and on a day-to-day basis. It’s about you being present. Love is showing up.

In June of 2009, President Barack Obama held a Fatherhood Town Hall meeting in the White House to address his Administration’s concerns and commitment towards the crisis on fatherhood and mentoring responsibilities plaguing the country.  Omega Man, Thabiti Boone, as a result of being a part of that town hall meeting, brought the idea of to the fraternity to support and partner with the President’s administration concerning the fatherhood and mentoring initiatives. Ultimately, this became an initiative Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated charged each of its chapters to enact on a local level. We must not forget our commitment and stay determined that this mission would be to strengthen the effectiveness of fathers in the fraternity and community by providing enrichment programs and opportunities that increase the quality and quantity of time invested in our roles as fathers, mentors and facilitators.

I remind you of our mission, our call, OUR GOAL!

In Friendship,
Bro. Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) 3rdDistrictDR@OPPF.Org

 

 CALL TO ACTION: 2017 Leadership Conference

Good Day Good Brothers of the 3rd District,

We are less than 60 days away from the 2017 Leadership Conference which we be held in Cincinnati, OH. The local chapters, Beta Iota and Tau Xi are working together diligently to ensure this event is a success. Currently, we have 573 paid registrants for the Conference, but the goal is to reach 810!  We are asking all the Brothers in your Chapters to register for this conference.

The registration rate was scheduled to increase to $360 on May 26, 2017, but to encourage more participation we postponed that increase and the rate remains at $330.  

The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is the host hotel and the overflow hotel is the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati (which is located directly across from the Hyatt Regency).

This year’s seminar promises to be one you won’t want to miss. This powerful agenda is packed with fraternal and professional training to develop your leadership skills, and enhance your ability to effectively contribute to your community. We know you will be thoroughly enthused about the training opportunities during this Leadership Conference.

I humbly request everyone truly consider registering for the conference by logging onto the Fraternity’s official website, www.oppf.org and click on the 2017 Leadership Conference banner.

Download:  2017 Leadership Conference Call to Action

In Friendship,
Bro. Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) 3rdDistrictDR@OPPF.Org

DR’s Memorial Day 2017 Message

Good Day Good Brothers,

As we gather today at barbecues, parks, and beaches, I would ask that we all take a moment to remember why it is that we have this day.  Let us not do so somberly, but PROUDLY…let us honor all our Veterans, dead and living. What this day and all the memorial parks around the nation do is not to let us forget the Veterans who have sacrifice to give us our sovereignty, but rather gives us a day and a place to honor their memory.

This day pays tribute to our Fallen Veterans contributions to American Freedom, it should remind all who hear the phrase “Freedom isn’t Free”!  These are not just words, they are a value, a belief in the way of life that puts service for others above self. The American people cannot and should not ever forget what these Heroes did for us! We as a nation must keep faith with all our fallen Heroes and our Veterans. This then begs the question “How do we honor those who’ve sacrificed for us and our country?”

As we know, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has established March 12th of each year as Memorial Day. On this day, each chapter is expected to conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter. We as Omega Men honor those lost in the way we care for those who returned home—and for their families and survivors. Thank you for all that you do for Veterans. It is a privilege to serve with each one of you in fulfilling our sacred mission.

On this Memorial Day, may God bless our Fraternity, the 3rd District, and our Veterans!

In Friendship,
Bro. Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) 3rdDistrictDR@OPPF.Org

DR’s Mother’s Day 2017 Message

Greetings Brothers of the 3rd District,

There is no bond, none, stronger than that between mother and child; nothing can break this connection. Mothers are truly remarkable beings! Mothers are the ones who are make a positive difference! No one usually as strong and as effective an advocate on your behalf. Mothers have and continue to make a real difference in your life. And for this—we, at “the Premiere District” would like to say, “Thank You”!

Mothers are the sweetest gift from God to us, there is nothing more important! There is no way we can ever really thank our Mothers for all she does for us, nevertheless we must make it a habit to keep reminding ourselves of the various sacrifices they made while raising us!

On Mother’s Day, show your Love, Affection, Respect, and Appreciation as you commemorate one of the important days in their lives! Even once in a year, make her feel loved and well appreciated. That is our charge!

In Friendship,
Bro. Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) 3rdDistrictDR@OPPF.Org

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