85th Third District Meeting

Deputy Marshals

Cameron Mix

Paul King

Eddie Richardson

Brothers of the Third District:

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.

I greet you in the matchless name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On behalf of our Third District Representative, Brother Kevin Brown and the Brothers from the Eastern Area III and our Quettes, we look forward to hosting the Brothers and their families as we come together to take care of the business of the Third District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at our Eighty-Fifth Annual District Meeting.

The Brothers and Quettes have planned a weekend of events that will be very memorable. You will not want to miss it. We ask that you join us as we provide you with the best hospitality that we know how. The Brothers from the Eastern Area III are ecstatic to welcome you all to Newport News, VA.

We humbly request your support and presence in making this meeting a success.

We encourage each Brother and Quette to take advantage ofour early bird registration rates. In addition, also secure your hotel room now by calling the Marriott at City Center Hotel in Newport News, Virginia at 1-866-329-1758 and ask for “Omega Psi Phi Meeting Group Block” tosecure the Third District Rate of $124.00 per night prior to March 12, 2018. Registration is now available. We request that you book yourrooms now! The location of the 85th Annual 2018 Third District Meeting will be held at the Marriott at City Center, 704 Town Center Dr., Newport News, Virginia 23606.

Please visit http://3rddistrictques.org/85th-district-registration-package/ for the registration packet and the hotel’s personalized website for our Eighty-Fifth Third District Meeting at:

Book your group rate for Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. -Annual Meeting for reservations.

Brothers, if you should need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. Email me at rikm392@gmail.com or 3rddistrictmarshal@oppf.org or call me at (757)771-0130.

Fraternally yours,

Richard Mason
2018District Marshal
85th Third District Meeting

92nd Annual Black History Month Luncheon 2.24.18

Brothers,
We are requesting Brothers to serve as host/greeters for the 92nd Annual ASALH Luncheon scheduled on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m reporting time at the following location.
40 Brothers are needed from the 3rd and 2nd Districts to serve as volunteers. Please volunteer as soon as possible by registering online via ASALH.ORG (click on link below). Please send email including your name, email address and phone number to Bro. Steve Johnson at sgjohnson65@gmail.com
This year's National Black History Theme is "African Americans in Times of War". Program is a tribute to honor the contributions and sacrifices that African Americans in the military make to defend our liberties and democracy.
Brothers who are currently serving or have served in the military are requested to attend the luncheon in their military attire to be honored and recognized. Non-military Brothers are requested to wear their official Omega attire (Black or Dark Blue Suit, White Shirt, Purple Tie, Black Shoes and Black Socks) to the luncheon.
The Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

999 9Th St NW
Washington, DC 20001-4427
(202) 898-9000

See flyer below for further details. Thank you.
Join the Founders of Black History Month!
VOLUNTEER
Bring your skills, service & smiling faces!
We need Your support at the
92nd Black History Luncheon
February 24, 2018
The 2018 Black History Theme is "African Americans in Times of War ".
 Positions include AV support, greeters, logistics (set up, break down on the day of), host & hostesses, administrative.
Please note ALL volunteers must be available for Volunteer training Saturday, February, 17, 2018 11:30 am - 3pm at the Renaissance Hotel.
VOLUNTEERS CAN BUY TICKETS TO THE LUNCHEON BY GOING TO ASALH.ORG
Fraternally,

Brother Dr. Steven G. Johnson
4-08-AΩ
Chairman, 3rd District Protocol Committee

Omega Liaison for ASALH

Pi Lambda Lambda _ MLK event

Pi Lambda Lambda Supporting Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

P_R_I_N_C_E_ _W_I_L_L_I_A_M_ _C_O_U_N_T_Y,_ _VA_— _ January 15, 2018

On January 15, the Brothers of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program and Youth Oratorical Contest.

Held at the Cecil D. Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia, members of the “Divine 9”, NAACP, local school boards, local city and county government, and other local and national service organizations supported this celebration of Dr. King’s life and achievements.  Attendees included Representative Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA 11), local law enforcement leadership, educators, school superintendents, and citizens from the cities of Woodbridge, Manassas, and Prince William County.

Approximately 16 Brothers and 32 young mentees from the chapter’s Omega U mentoring program dedicated their time and talents in providing usher and logistics support to the event.   Supporting an event honoring the life and achievements of Dr. King is in keeping with the Fraternity’s Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship and Uplift and the Chapter’s dedication to Social Action.

The theme for this year’s contest was “In His Own Words:  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”.  Middle and high school students selected a quotation from Dr. King and explained what this quote meant to them based on experience, observations, history, or readings.  Through an evaluation process, the initial field of competitors was reduced to the final field of three middle school and three high school contestants who performed their speeches for an audience of more than 1,000 people.

“Supporting our sisters and these outstanding students in honoring Dr. King is what service is all about,” said Brother Vernon Campbell, Pi Lambda Lambda’s Vice Basileus. Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, Va., in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action. Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) received the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated International Chapter of the Year Award in 2016 and the Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Chapter of the Year in 2017. This recognition marks the third time since the Chapter’s founding in 2004 that PLL was honored with the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter serves Prince William County, the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Stafford County.

Story by Eddie A. Stephens, Jr., Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Editor

Valentine Day 2018 Message

Greetings My Brothers,
Valentine’s Day is a great way to acknowledge to the significant ones for all their support! I think of Valentine’s Day not as just another romantic occasion or an opportunity for build bridges, but a time to celebrate and strengthen personal and business relationships. This often overlooked occasion, can create happier and more loyal friendships!
By showing your appreciation with a Valentine’s Day card, flowers, and/or dinner, you will keep your wife, girlfriend, or partner in good spirits (as well as, out of the dog house!). We hope you celebrate it by uplifting the people that uplift you!
The District Executive Council send all of the Brotherhood warm wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks again for all that you are doing to uplift your communities, the Third District and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.. Best wishes to you and yours!
In Friendship,
Brother Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) kbomega@verizon.net

Third District St. Jude “Game Day. Give Back” Program

Suspense Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Greetings Brothers,
The Annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Game Day Give Back fundraiser is now underway.  Are you and your Chapter in support?  Please read the attached brochure and share with your Chapter’s membership.  With you and your Chapter’s support and involvement, the Third District can once again lead the Fraternity.  For more information please do not hesitate to contact me or Brother Jeff Tarpley, Upsilon Nu, Richmond jtarpley1@yahoo.com; (804) 370-2381.  ~Read Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Presentation~
Always fraternally yours in Omega,
Brother Harvey L. Woodson, Jr.
Chairman, Third District Social Action Committee

Richmond, Virginia – Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Legislative Lobby Day

Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Legislative Lobby Day with Governor Ralph Northam, Delegate Luke Torian (Omega), Delegate C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr. (Omega and Moderator), Delegate Lamont Bagby, Delegate Jeffery M. Bourne and Delegate Sam Rasoul on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on January 15, 2018. Brother Kevin Brown, District Representative, Brother Conrado B. Morgan, First Vice District Representative, Brother Robert Fairchild, Political Action Chairman, Brother Frank Dunn, Central Area One Supervisor, Brother Elisha Morris, Central Area Two Supervisor, Basilei Brother Hank Mabry, Zeta Iota Chapter, Brother Jeffery L. Tarpley, Upsilon Nu Chapter, Brother Jay Allen, Phi Phi Chapter, Brother Craig Spraggins, Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Brother Renaldo Barber, Lambda Omega Chapter and a host Brothers from around the Third District met with the Governor in his office on his first day in office and the Delegates in the Suntrust Bank Building in Richmond Virginia.

The main topics of discussion as moderated by Delegate Cliff Hayes and the other delegates listed above in the Suntrust Bank Building were education (public school funding and student discipline), criminal justice (felony threshold and juveniles condiment with adults), voting rights (restoration of rights and absentee voting), health care (access to health care and mental heath), veterans issues (educational and medical support and taxes on retirement pay) and funding for mentoring programs at the chapter level.

Delegate Luke Torian stated “please contact your Delegate’s Legislative Aide if you want to request funding for your mentorship programs at the chapter level.”

The Brothers of the Third District were recognized in the Gallery as special guest of Delegate Cliff Hayes.

Delegate Cliff Hayes and Delegate Delores L. McQuinn delivered very special announcements in the house in honor and in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please view the speeches below.

Our next Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Legislative Lobby Day is January 21, 2019 and you can register now at our website at http://3rddistrictques.org/legislative-lobby-day/.
Brother Garrett James leading the session on goals

Kappa Psi Chapter Helps Community Set and Achieve Goals

“Workshop Encourages Entrepreneurship and Wellness Among Millennials”

WASHINGTON, D.C. More than 40 people packed the room for the “Secure the Bag“ goals and success seminar held on Saturday January 27, 2017. Hosted by the DMV Sync Group, Kappa Psi Chapter served as one of the event partners and Brothers were present to share first hand experience on strategies that helped them become successful. The event was free and open to the public.

With an aim of helping members of the community set, achieve and maximize goals in 2018, the session taught participants the successful mindset needed and identified concrete strategies for success. In addition, the program discusses how to overcome barriers like negative self-talk and low self esteem, which often become obstacles on the route to achieving goals.

Kappa Psi member and DMV Sync Group founder, Brother Garrett James, led the session and said that securing the bag is synonymous with being successful. That ‘bag’ can also stand for Big Audacious Goals and everyone was encouraged to dream big and then create actionable steps to achieve those dreams.

“There are many future business owners in this room. Sessions like these give people the inspiration and also the tangible impartation to take their next steps,” James said. “The Brothers of Kappa Psi take this very seriously and are committed to doing what we can to help them in their journeys.”

Jasmine Bowden attended and had goals of expanding her network and polishing her professional development skills. She was able to connect with others and share the goals she created for 2018 in front of the group.

“As a fundraiser and entrepreneur, I hope everyone took away the true importance of Garrett’s “give more than you ask” approach,” she said. “I can attest that one’s biggest supporters are those you have built rapport with and know the dedication you have in mastering your craft.”

Hosting the event at a DC library was also a strategic move, said Brother James. “It’s our way of being planted in the community and giving residents access to our programming that would normally not have it.“

In addition to Kappa Psi Chapter, other partners were ShrinkMeNot and Write the Vision, LLC.

The Brothers of Kappa Psi Chapter are deeply invested in the total wellness of the community and we urge everyone to join us in playing active roles. For more information on the activities and service endeavors of the Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., please visit www.dcques.org.

Written by:

Bro. Garrett James | 3-SP08-TLL| LM #6184

Kappa Psi Chapter Communications Team

 

ABOUT KAPPA PSI CHAPTER:

Kappa Psi Chapter was founded in 1926 and since then has worked to uplift the community through social action programs and initiatives that address specific social needs.  Kappa Psi is also devoted to promoting academic excellence throughout metropolitan DC through student centered programs that highlight the achievements of DC youth. Stiving with the highest enthusiasm and commitment to uphold its Four Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift, Kappa Psi continues to serve the community of the District of Columbia as we are committed to continue to bring important community service projects in the District of Columbia.

Third District Advertisement Program

Omega Psi Phi

Third District

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

P.O. Box 1395

Leesburg, Virginia 20177

January 30, 2018

Greetings Advertisers,

On behalf of the Third District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, I invite you to participate in our inaugural Third District Advertising Program. The purpose of the program is to provide our strategic partners with a medium to advertise on our website and support the District at the same time.  The Third District is comprised of the District of Columbia and the State of Virginia.  We currently have 1660 members spread throughout the aforementioned jurisdictions.  There are a total of 42 chapters in the Third District. Our collective mission is to provide uplift for the less fortunate members of our communities, fatherhood and mentoring programs for young men, health initiatives that lead to early detection and general health awareness and various community uplift programs. Each of our chapters is actively engaged in support of the aforementioned initiatives.

We need your support by purchasing ads that will be displayed on our Third District website. These ads will be visible to not only all the members of the Third District but to the far greater Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. as well. In addition, since our website is not restricted to just Omega men, other members of the National Pan Hellenic Council are frequent visitors to our website. Our website is also accessible to the general public and can be viewed by anyone who has an interest in the Third District activities and programs.

We anticipate that as many as 150,000 visitors will visit our website during the year. We are currently projecting a total of 410 hits per day on our website. As an advertiser, we will provide you with a link to your website where visitors will be able to partner with you directly.

 

Please look at the various levels of advertisement benefits below:

PLATINUM -$1500.00 Donation or more

Banner on Home Page (One Year Six Months)

Link to Inside Page for Additional Sponsor Information

Link to Sponsor’s Website on our Website (One Year Six Months)

Eight Free Tickets to a Signature Event of Choice

GOLD -$1250.00 DONATION

Banner on Home Page (One Year Three Months)

Link to Inside Page for Additional Sponsor Information

Link to Sponsor’s Website on our Website (One Year Three Months)

Six Free Tickets to a Signature Event of Choice 

SILVER - $1000.00 DONATION

Banner on Home Page (One Full Year)

Link to Inside Page for Additional Sponsor Information

Link to Sponsor’s Website on our Website (One Full Year)

Four Free Tickets to a Signature Event of Choice

Bronze - $500.00 DONATION

Banner on Home Page (Eight Months)

Link to Inside Page for Additional Sponsor Information

Link to Sponsor’s Website on our Website (Eight Months)

Two Free Tickets to a Signature Event of Choice

The dimension of the ad is 320 x 420 on our website.

Please visit our website at http://3rddistrictques.org/advertisement/.  The complete details of our program are listed there as well as an application.

Sincerely,

Kevin Brown
Third District Representative

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FROM HISTORY TO THE HARDWOOD

THE GOLDEN FOLD-SUFFOLK (TGF)

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, The Golden Fold-Suffolk, Alpha Iota Chapter's Mentoring Group, took a day trip to Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. While in Baltimore, MD, the young leaders toured The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. This museum is a wax museum in Baltimore, Maryland featuring prominent African-American historical figures. It was established in 1983, in a downtown storefront on Saratoga Street. It began with a guided tour of the museum and lessons on slavery, the slave trade, and the accomplishments of influential African Americans. After the guided portion of the tour, the young men continued their education in African American history on their own. Following the tour of the museum, the mentees were afforded a chance to attend the Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C., as The Washington Wizards hosted the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. They compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The young men enjoyed the opportunity to unwind and be entertained at the game with food, folks and fun!

Submitted by Keith Wilson
Edited by R. Perez Gatlin and P. R. Green II