DR’s Mother’s Day 2018 Message

Greetings Brothers of the Third District,
Why do we have such a special day as Mother’s Day? The actual observance of this day grew from a modest beginning in 1872 as a day dedicated to peace. On May 9. 1914 then President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution of Congress commending its observance. The next year the President was authorized to declare Mother’s Day as a day of national observance, and it has been a national custom to this day.
But the honoring of motherhood is not of man, but of God. We honor mothers, not because of a Congressional resolution, but because of a divine teaching. We honor mothers, not just one day of the year, but throughout the year. In ancient times, as today, motherhood was considered a great and special blessing. God commanded through Moses, “Honor thy father and thy mother....” (Exodus 20:12). The same teaching is in the new covenant in Ephesians 6:2. 
What does it mean to honor your mother? It may include paying her a visit, giving her a gift, sending her a card, making a telephone call to her, writing her a letter, even wearing a special flower on that day to commemorate whether she is living or dead. All these things are nice. But there are much, much more things of deeper significance. To honor means to regard and treat with great respect and esteem. The very definition includes both the heart and the manifestation of the attitude in the heart. It is a disposition toward mother that demonstrates itself in deeds.
It is still true that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Mothers have such tremendous burdens and responsibilities. They exert such care and concern, and often without the resources she really needs. Their hearts surely are the biggest in the world.  On behalf of the District Council, we send Mother’s Day blessings to the Mothers in your lives!
In Friendship,
Brother Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) kbomega@verizon.net

DR’s Annual Third District Meeting Message

Good evening my Brothers,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We are less than sixty days out from "our" Annual District Meeting and as of February 17, 2018 there are only 138 registered Brothers. Please register as soon as possible for Annual District Meeting and be mindful that the rate will increase on March 3, 2018. Also, do not forget to register your Quette.

You can register on the Third District Website: 3rddistrictques.org or contact the District Marshal Brother Richard Mason: 757-771-0130, rickm392@gmail.com. Below you will find information on lodging. Thanks for your immediate attention to this matter and have a great evening.

Kevin Brown

Third District Representative

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Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Annual Meeting

Start date: 4/12/18
End date: 4/15/18
Last day to book: 3/12/18

866-329-1758

Omega Psi Phi Meeting group block.

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

·  Newport News Marriott at City Center  for 124.00 USD  per night

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

DR’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 Message

Greetings my Brothers of the Third District,
Since 1986, three years after President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law, every third Monday in January is designated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday that celebrates Dr. King’s life and work. In 1994, Congress named MLK, Jr. Day as a National Day of Service and since then Americans have often celebrated the day through acts of service, dubbing the holiday “A Day On, Not a Day Off.”  This movement also aligns with Former President Obama’s National Call for all Americans to incorporate volunteerism and public service into their daily lives as a responsibility of citizenship.  I am asking the Brotherhood to join the Nation in remembering and celebrating the great American leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recommit ourselves to realizing his dream of equality and justice for all.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a Nation to rise up against discrimination, injustice, poverty and war. He believed that the most pressing challenges we face could be resolved through peaceful non-violent action. Dr. King also encouraged this country and the world to be relentless in defense of marginalized communities of our society. Believing that acts of service were the great equalizer, he stated, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
We are committed to honoring his legacy.  That means recognizing the human dignity in all of the people we serve.  It means protecting the right to vote for all of our communities.  It means ensuring that those who serve are judged not based on who they are or where they come from, but rather what they have to offer to help defend this country.  "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" On MLK, Jr. Day, Dr. King’s dream of a Nation of freedom and justice for all becomes every American’s dream as people throughout the country come together to answer his question.
Thank you for your service to your Chapter, to our District, and to our Fraternity.  God bless you all as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
In Friendship,
Brother Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) kbomega@verizon.net

DR’s Christmas Day 2017 Message

Greetings my Brothers,
Christmas is a time to cherish peace and goodwill. This holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the past year, celebrate our success, and plan for the future. This has been quite an extraordinary year for us. We take pride in the impact of our collective efforts that we have had across the District.
Christmas is a magical time. It tends to bring back happy memories of family gatherings and charming traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Christmas carols, gift exchanges and family feasts are just some of the enduring traditions that make the season one of the world’s favorite holidays. Christmas means something different to every person and family, but everyone appreciates a simple card or a message. Many families take a family picture to send with a card, but even if you don’t do that, text messages or even emails wishing families a Merry Christmas will make them feel special. For your extended family that live far away, this might be the only time of year that they get to see your family so they do appreciate receiving something from you. Sending an actual card through the mail for the holidays can be a refreshing change for the recipient that can increase their happiness if they might be feeling stressed out.
On behalf of the Executive Council, we wish each of you, your families and loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be blessed and please be safe in your travels.
In Friendship,
Brother Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) kbomega@verizon.net

DR’s Thanksgiving Day 2017 Message

Greeting my Brothers of the Third District,
As we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow, we should pause and reflect on the many blessings that we enjoy with our loved ones, our freedoms as Americans, and the privilege of serving our great Fraternity!
Thanksgiving Day is a day for family reunions and thanking God for his infinite blessings and bountiful harvest. Marked on the fourth Thursday in the month of November every year, Thanksgiving Day is a significant festival of the United States of America, considered to be amongst the top six annual holidays of the country. Luxurious traditional meals, colorful parades, holidaying, exciting sport games, and partying are the most common customs observed on this auspicious festival. The entire country can be witnessed as a grand carnival time as this three-day occasion draws closer. Families and friends do not miss a chance to greet their loved ones the very best wishes of this day. In my case, I have much for which to be thankful.  I'd like to start by thanking you, the Brothers of the Third District!
So, at a time when we traditionally give thanks, allow me to thank you all for your hard work in helping to keep our District functioning effectively and efficiently.  I, for one, am thankful for our District Leadership.  The Executive  Council, for helping me lead and maintain good standards, order and discipline.  The Former District Representatives for always providing me with excellent mentorship and guidance.  The District Committee Chairmen, for making sure all the programs run smoothly.  The Basili for guiding their perspective Chapters to success.
On behalf of the Executive Council, please have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
In Friendship,
Brother Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) kbomega@verizon.net

DR’s Veterans Day 2017 Message

Good Brothers of the Third District,
On this Veterans, Day let us remember honor, pride, and freedom our veterans brought to our country by paying respect and homage to their great sacrifices and also by sending wishes and messages that will show them how grateful and honored we are for having them in our lives and in our communities!
Putting on a uniform and leaving your family behind to serve your country creates a lifelong bond among veterans, same with our Brothers. Veterans fight for their fellow vets and measure commitment in actions, not just words. Being a veteran myself, I am also particularly mindful of the meaning of Veterans Day. We should never forget the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. But we should especially remember them today. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
Let’s celebrate them by telling their stories.  Let’s help those who need it, while supporting their strength and resilience.  And let’s honor our veterans by creating new opportunities for them to contribute after their service, so they can continue making a difference in the world.
Veterans, I salute you for giving up everything, so that I can have everything. To the entire Brotherhood who served and are still serving – thank you.  Thank you for everything you’ve done for our country.  You’re among the best our nation has to offer.  God bless you and your families, and happy Veterans Day.
Yours in Omega,
Bro. Kevin Brown
District Representative
(e-mail) 3rdDistrictDR@OPPF.Org