On February 24, 2018, the Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota (KII) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated participated in their monthly Feed the Needy volunteer program at Saint Augustine Episcopal Church located in downtown Newport News, VA. Some of the many duties that the brothers performed were greet the community at the door, check people in to verify their eligibility, seat the guests, and serve the plates to their respective tables. This is one of the multiple routine civic projects that the “Service Chapter” contributes effort to throughout the Hampton Roads area.
Hampton, VA – On February 25, 2018, The Tri-Chapters of the Eastern Area III, Alpha Alpha, Kappa Iota Iota, and Zeta Omicron held their annual Talent Hunt. To say that the talent was amazing would be an understatement. The ten gifted participants, put on an amazing show that could have required a cover charge at the door. The audience was treated to various forms of artistic talent ranging from seasoned instrumentalist, powerful spoken word, soulful vocalists, and dramatic dancers. As if that was not enough, Master of Ceremony Brother Bruce Bond, was pleased to inform those in attendance that the average Grade Point Average of the contestants was roughly 3.25. Master Brelan Jenkins, cellist, took 1st place and $250 with his spectacular stringed performance of Daniel van Goens, Scherzo OP. 12. In his closing remarks, Committee Chairman Brother David Hamlette, expressed to the parents, family members, instructors, and friends, how proud they should be of these young talented students. He went on to say, we should expect “GREAT things” from these kids and continue to support them at all cost. The program was very professional, an overall success, with all contestants leaving with a monetary stipend.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Kappa Iota Iota Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. distributed 22 baskets to families in need as part of the chapter’s Christmas Basket Giveaway Program. Brothers assembled the baskets the night prior and delivered them to families on December 16, 2017. The annual event allows the chapter to reconnect with those families in need located downtown Newport News, VA every Christmas season. Brother Keenan Williams coordinated the event with the Newport News Department of Social Services to identify families with financial constraints and would benefit from the program.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Kappa Iota Iota Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. donated more than 20 coats and sweaters to the First Advantage’s Bank Coat Drive 2017. Led by Brother Terry Shepard, the chapter coordinated with the credit union to help those less-fortunate that may not have to means to secure a coat for the cold winter season. Brother Shepard has partnered with the credit union to donate coats for the last eight years.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Kappa Iota Iota Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. distributed 20 baskets to families in need as part of the chapter’s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway Program. Brothers purchased the items and assembled large baskets of goods the night prior to delivering them to families on November 18, 2017. The annual event allows the chapter to interact with the community in downtown Newport News, VA every Thanksgiving Season. In keeping with the spirit of being thankful, the chapter shared that contagious love to those that are less fortunate.
Brother Kevin Brown assumes duties as the Third District Representative
During the 84th Annual Third District Meeting, held in our nation’s capital of Washington, DC, the Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated witnessed a great moment in history for the chapter, the Third District, and the fraternity. Our own, Life Member, Brother Kevin “KB” Brown was elected as the 29th Third District Representative. Brother Brown recently served as the Third District’s 1st Vice Representative, were he made tremendous strides in aiding the Third District to new heights. Brother Brown has served in several capacities on the district and chapter levels to include Basileus, District Keeper of Records and Seal, Vice Basileus, Keeper of Records and Seal, and countless committees where he chaired and provided outstanding results to the community. Congratulations to Brother Brown and his family as they prepare to take office and lead this trend-setting district.
On May 11, 2017, the Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated supported one of own, Brother Brigadier General R. Scott Dingle a KII Charter Member, as he officiated the Change of Command Ceremony for McDonald Army Community Hospital located at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Brigadier General Dingle is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Morgan State University. He was commissioned in 1988 as a Medical Service Corps Officer through the R.O.T.C. program. His degrees include Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, Master of Military Arts and Science from School of Advanced Military Studies and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He is currently the Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Atlantic, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Four claps for this great American for his continued service to this great nation and our beloved fraternity.
Brothers from AA, KII, ZMM and ZO chapters participate in worship services
Hampton Roads: Brothers from Alpha Alpha, Kappa Iota Iota, Zeta Mu Mu and Zeta Omicron chapters conducted activities in support of “Achievement Week” 2017. Events included: Founder’s Banquet, Worship Service, Frat Night, Veteran’s Administration BINGO, Habitat for Humanity cleanup, Monday Night Football and other fellowship opportunities.
During the Founder’s Banquet, each chapter presented awards for Superior Service, Citizen of the Year, Colonel Charles Young, Founder’s Award, and Omega Man of the Year. Special guest included Brother Dr. William Harvey (President of Hampton University), who was also the recipient of a Citizen of the Year award. Brother Charlie Hill was the guest speaker for this year’s event.
This year’s Quad-Chapter Achievement Week was coordinated by chairmen from each of the four chapters: Brother Corey Olds – Alpha Alpha, Brother, Keenan Williams – Kappa Iota Iota, Brother Rasheed Jones – Zeta Mu Mu and Brother James Roseboro-Zeta Omicron.