LAMBDA OMEGA CHAPTER TALENT HUNT

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Lambda Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Omega Scholarship, Talent Hunt and Social Action Foundation and Pi Gamma Chapter, Norfolk State University held its annual Talent Hunt Program. The event was held at Second Calvary Baptist Church. Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns is Senior Pastor.

The Omega Talent Hunt was created in the Fraternity's Sixth District (North and South Carolina) in 1945. The first district talent hunt was held in Charlotte, North Carolina on April I 9, 1946. The need for such a program was born out of the unequal opportunities afforded to some American youth to develop and give full expression to their talents. Many of the participants are money poor, but rich in talent. This program provides exposure, encouragement, and financial assistance to talented young people. Currently, some participants at the national level are awarded scholarships.

The Lambda Omega Scholarship, Talent Hunt and Social Action Foundation is committed in its search for outstanding talent in the Greater Hampton Roads area to present and expose to our audiences. We want you to enjoy these outstanding performers and express your appreciation for their hard work and dedication to excellence. The Lambda Omega Scholarship, Talent Hunt, and Social Action Foundation is a 50l(c)3 organization and all donations to the foundation are tax deductible. Pi Gamma Chapter is the undergraduate chapter chartered on the campus of Norfolk State University in 1962. These young men of Omega serve as mentors and role models in the Hampton Roads community. Their participation in numerous service projects enhances the quality of life throughout the region. The chapter is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the outstanding undergraduate chapters in the fraternity. Many brothers of Lambda Omega Chapter were initiated into the fraternity as undergraduates of Pi Gamma Chapter.

The results of the competition are as follows: First place $500.00 prize was awarded to Ava Shedd of Grassfield High School who performed her rendition of “Concerto No. 5 in minor”, 1st Movement composed by violinist Henri Vieuxtemps. Second place $400.00 was awarded to vocalist Donte' Thompson, Churchland High. Third place $300.00 prize was awarded to vocalist Jaelin Mitchell, B.T. Washington High. Fourth place $100.00 prize was awarded to trumpetist Austin Wall, Norcom. All contestants received certificates of participation.

The judges for this program were Mr. Elston S. Fitzgerald, Jr., Mrs. DeVaughn Scott-Smith, and Ms. Keara Smith. Brothers representing Pi Gamma Chapter served as ushers for this program. Bro. Jerome Bynum serves as chairman of the foundation, the Talent Hunt committee, and also presided over the program as the emcee.

The Lambda Omega Scholarship, Talent Hunt and Social Action Foundation, along with Lambda Omega Chapter, and Pi Gamma Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, deeply appreciates the cooperation of all contestants, teachers. parents,' accompanists, and adjudicators who made this program possible. A special thanks to Ms. Anita Pearson for the photography.

TALENT HUNT CONTESTANTS: (L-R) front row: Donte Thompson, Ava Shedd; back row: Jaelin Mitchell, and Austin Wall “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." -Confucius

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." -Confucius

Poem 2017 – The Ques Are On The Line

It would be the night before Christmas and the Ques would be calling into pray

They started with a few but the line grew larger from day to day

The vision of one Bishop Stacatto Powell to be exact

He only knew that he had heard from God and that was a fact

So he called for his district chaplains to meet him on line at 6:30 in the morn; was that a joke?

Ok said the twelve because most of them liked to fish and were only country folks

So they called in on the line from north and south, east and west

Accepting the challenge to pray early each morning and to lead the devotion, giving it their best

The fellowship grew stronger between the Grand Chaplain and his praying Omegas,

So that one year, in person, we even met in Las Vegas

No, not to gamble, run the strip, or even see the sights,

Just as Omega Psi Phi praying men, along with the Grand Basileus Knox,

serving as men in the midst of darkness as the Supreme Basileus’ beacon lights

Now as men of Omega giving God all glory and praise, for all to Him is due

And it started early one morning, calling on line to pray, with just a few

 

“Merry Christmas to all and I will call you in the morning”

Bro. Rev. Dr. James Edwards, III

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South Hampton Roads Omegas Host Joint Achievement Week Banquet

NORFOLK, VA—Lambda Omega, Zeta Iota, Gamma Xi and Sigma Kappa Kappa chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated the achievements of their respective members, community leaders and high school essayists at a joint banquet celebration on November 18. The annual event was held in the banquet facility of Norfolk State University’s Scott-Dozier Hall. Les McKay of Lambda Omega served as emcee. The keynote address was given by Brad Hunter, Vice-President for Commercial Lending with TowneBank, and a member of Lambda Omega. The luncheon was the culminating event of a week of activities that kicked off with a “Power of The Vote” forum at Old Dominion University hosted by the school’s Tau Lambda Chapter and NSU’s Pi Gamma Chapter on November 13. Fraternity members celebrated Omega Psi Phi’s 106th birthday at a rededication ceremony in Portsmouth on November 17.

Norfolk-based Lambda Omega Chapter presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Fabius Tucker, and Herb Govan was their Superior Service recipient. The chapter recognized NSU’s President, Eddie Moore, as their Citizen of the Year.  Moore, who is also an Omega Man, will be retiring in December of this year. Zeta Iota, located in Portsmouth, selected Stephanie Morales, Esq, as its Citizen of the Year. Morales was recently re-elected as Portsmouth’s Commonwealth Attorney. Lloyd Jackson, Jr. was their Omega Man of the Year, and Ovelton Malone was recognized for his Superior Service. Va. Beach’s Gamma Xi Chapter recognized James L. Barber as their Omega Man of the Year. Chesapeake’s Sigma Kappa Kappa Chapter presented Bri’Anne Green as its Citizen of the Year. Omega Man of the Year honors went to Kodi Fleming, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Brian “Jay” Glover, and Superior Service to Delwyn Peterson.

The Joint Achievement Week (JAW) $1000 award for best essay written by a high school senior went to Kanijah Brickhouse of Northampton High School in Cape Charles, VA. A $500 second place award went to Miles Edmond who attends Norfolk Collegiate in Norfolk. The members of the JAW committee were Kenneth Edmond, Michael Mitchell, Michael Williams, Stanley Barner and Dr. Leroy Hamilton. Dwayne Barber is the Basileus of Lambda Omega, Hank Mabry heads Zeta Iota, Gamma Xi is led by Turan Smith, Sigma Kappa Kappa by Justin Hampton. Alphonso Dale, Jr. is the Basileus of Pi Gamma and Leon Brewington leads Tau Lambda.

Joint Achievement Week Program.
The keynote address was given by Brad Hunter,Vice-President of Commercial Lending for TowneBank.
The keynote address was given by Brad Hunter,Vice-President of Commercial Lending for TowneBank.
The keynote address was given by Brad Hunter,Vice-President of Commercial Lending for TowneBank.
Former DR, Anthony Knight attended the JAW banquet.
JAW Committee (l-r), Kenny Edmond, Dr. Leroy Hamilton, Stanley Barner, Michael Mitchell and Michael Williams.
Sigma Kappa Kappa Basileus, Justin Hampton and their Citizen of the Year, Bri’Anne Green.
Zeta Iota Chapter’s Citizen of the Year, Portsmouth’s Commonwealth Attorney, Stephanie Morales is presented a plaque by Basileus Hank Mabry
Kenny Edmond (right) made the presentation to the essay contest 1st Place winner, Kanijah Brickhouse from Northampton High School in Cape Charles.
Lambda Omega Citizen of the Year, NSU President, Eddie Moore (right) with Basileus Dwayne Barber.

Lambda Omega Supports Annual Neighborhood Expo

NORFOLK--As part of the city’s Neighbors Building Neighborhoods initiative, Norfolk hosted its fifth annual Neighborhood Expo on September 16 at Military Circle Mall. The Expo provides residents a forum to exchange ideas, spotlight neighborhoods, and be recognized for their accomplishments. It also provides opportunities for other stakeholders and businesses to share information on services and programs in a festive environment. At the recommendation of Vice-Basileus, Ron Moore, Lambda Omega became a “Movers” sponsor for the first time. This permitted chapter members to pass out flyers about an upcoming fish fry. They also shared information about the young male mentoring program that’s being rebooted.

This year’s Expo kicked off with a neighborhood parade inside the mall to celebrate neighborhood heroes. Six-year-old Julian, a CHKD hero, was the grand marshal. He was followed by the Norview High School Drum Line. Neighborhoods and exhibitors were encouraged to join the parade, bring banners, and dress as superheroes. There was also a dunking booth outside the food court to benefit CHKD. Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone, two assistant chiefs, and a deputy city manager were featured dunking booth targets. Entertainment included face painting, appearance by the East Coast Alliance of Cosplayers superhero group, and performances by the Toe 2 Toe Dancers, Mosaic Steel Band and Maury High School cheerleaders. Bro. Earl Fraley, chairman of Norfolk’s City Planning Commission gave welcoming remarks to Expo attendees.
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Earl Fraley, chairman of the Norfolk Planning Commission greets the Expo crowd.
The East Coast Alliance of Cosplayers superhero group was on hand for selfies and to mix with Expo attendees.
The Mosaic Steel Band performed.
Bro. Earl Fraley, Chairman of the Norfolk Planning Commission with granddaughter, Nauri Daniels, 8. She performed with the dance troupe from the Toe 2 Toes Dance and Wellness Center in Norfolk.
(l-r) Lambda Omega Basileus, Dwayne Barber, Earl Fraley, Expo coordinator, Oneiceia Howard and Vian Irving.
The dance troupe from the Toe 2 Toes Dance and Wellness Center in Norfolk.