OKK Hosts Northern Area II Joint Memorial Service


RESTON, VA – The Brothers of the Mighty Third District Chapters, Northern Virginia Northern Area II united for the 2019 Joint Memorial Service on March 9 at Heritage Fellowship Church with Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Chapter serving as host.

Tau Rho, Psi Nu, Psi Alpha Alpha, Pi Lambda Lambda and Sigma Mu Mu chapters also participated in the Joint Memorial Service, a mandated program that calls for all chapters to annually honor Omega Men who have entered Omega Chapter since March of the previous year.   Northern Area II Chapters, at the behest of Area II Supervisor Brother Earl Smith, decided to conduct a joint service this year. Current Northern Area II Chaplain Brother Cornelius Beidleman and Brother Steve Lewis, the Immediate Past Northern Area II Chaplain, coordinated planning for the service with support from all Chapter Chaplains.

Third District Chaplain Brother Courtenay L. Miller delivered an inspiring message to the Brothers who attended the spirit-filled program. Brother Miller’s text came from Romans 8:28 which reads, “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called by his purpose”

Brother Ricardo Robinson of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter and served as Master of Ceremony. OKK Basileus Brother Julian Purvis and Brother Biedleman conducted the formal ceremony that honored these Brothers who have entered Omega Chapter and can never be appreciated enough for their love, friendship and dedication to our beloved fraternity:

Ω Brother Walter T. Young

Ω Brother Wilson Thompson

Ω Brother Vaughn Booker

Ω Brother Herbert Carter

Ω Brother John L. Peoples Jr.

Ω Brother Norman E. Franklin

Ω Brother Fredric H. Leigh

Ω Brother Steven B. Smith

Grand Keeper of Finance Brother Daniel B. Jones Sr. attended the service representing International Headquarters.  Third District officers in attendance were Vice District Representative Brother Conrado B. Morgan, District Keeper of Records and Seal Brother Shawn Lacey and District Public Relations Director Brother Norm Senior.

Following the service, the Brothers, some 70 strong enjoyed a repast and fellowship at Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon, VA.


Sigma Mu Mu’s Blood Drive Helps Save Lives

Loudoun County, VA — On October 15, 2017, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Sigma Mu Mu Chapter,held its annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive. The Brothers partnered with the Inova Blood Donor Services Center of Sterling,Virginia. The initial goal was to have 17 donors give blood. However a total of 26 donors signed up. Almost half of the donors were members of the community who walked in after being encouraged to volunteer by Brothers outside of the building. Inova officials appreciated and recognized the good work of Sigma Mu Mu for bringing in so many donors. This is important because donors are needed now more than ever. The demand for blood is increasing while blood donation levels are decreasing.

The Inova Blood Donor Services Center supplies lifesaving blood and blood products to 24 different hospitals in Northern Virginia and throughout the Washington metropolitan area. They also work with national and international redistribution organizations. The Inova team looks forward to and is eager to again work with Sigma Mu Mu at next year’s blood drive.

Once again, Sigma Mu Mu demonstrated its commitment to service in Loudoun County. By leading this worthy effort to raise awareness of the need for an increase in the blood supply, the Brothers helped to save live

Sigma Mu Mu Collects School Supplies at Annual Back-2-School Drive

Loudoun County, VA — The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Mu Mu Chapter, is doing its part to ensure that children in need have school supplies. On August 5, 2017, Sigma Mu Mu held its 4th Annual  Back-2-School Supply Drive at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Sterling, Virginia. Patrons purchased several items in Wal-Mart, including notebooks, pens, pencils and folders. The support and generosity of the local community enabled Sigma Mu Mu to collect over 500 pounds of various items, including 27 backpacks. In addition to school supplies, cash donations were given and were used to buy more supplies.  This service project was the result of a partnership between Sigma Mu Mu and Help for Other Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable institution, to collect basic school supplies for Loudoun County elementary and middle schools. The donated supplies were delivered to Ms. Gloria Mpofu, the coordinator of the organization. She was very appreciative of the effort, energy and enthusiasm of the brothers.

Sigma Mu Mu’s participation in such a worthy cause highlights its commitment to serving the Loudoun County community. The Back-2-School Drive helped level the “academic” playing field so that the children can focus on academic success, and be better prepared for learning.

Bro. Reggie Parker, Bro. Wesley McCaskill and Bro. Jerome Smith with school supplies (left to right).
Bro. Parker and Bro. McCaskill unloading donated supplies to give to Help for Others (left to right).

Brother Kevin Wiggs
Chapter Reporter
Sigma Mu Mu Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.