TAU RHO Chapter Participates In Passport to Manhood, Youth Mentoring Retreat Seminar
Fredericksburg, VA: Over 22 Mentee’s and 10 Brothers from Tau Rho Chapter participated in the Passport to Manhood, Youth Mentoring Retreat Seminar at the Fredericksburg, Golden Coral on March 24th. The event, scheduled from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, focused on getting the Mentee’s out of the house and away from the classroom setting to focus on educational and enrichment sessions and to enjoy some good food in a great private meeting room atmosphere.
The Rappahannock Regional Uplift and Scholarship (RRUS) Foundation, sponsors the Passport to Manhood Youth Mentoring Program in cooperation with The Fredericksburg Boys and Girls Club and Tau Rho Chapter. Co-leads for the Passport to Manhood Program are Brother Mark McLaurine and Brother Forrest Parker. The Saturday Retreat Seminar included educational classes presented by The Fredericksburg Boys and Girls Club, Brothers of Tau Rho Chapter, and Members of the RRUS Foundation. The classes included sessions on Etiquette - Facilitated by Brother Forrest Parker, Leadership - Facilitated by Brother Terry Lee, Managing Your Parents - Facilitated by Brother Vince Smithers and S.T.E.M for Success - Facilitated by Brother Tracy Whitehurst. The seminar ended with a series of hands on S.T.E.M experiments that the mentees thoroughly enjoyed.
Newport News VA: The Brothers of Mighty Tau Rho Chapter, Fredericksburg VA, were awarded the Third District Chapter of the Year Award (Small Chapter Category) at the 85th Third District Meeting Founders Banquet, held in Newport News, VA on April 14th. Bro Terry Lee, Tau Rho Chapter Basileus, accepted the award from Third District Representative Bro. Kevin Brown and Antonio Knox Grand Basileus.
The Brothers of Tau Rho worked hard for Omega during the Fraternal Year supporting the Fraternity’s mandated programs throughout the Greater Fredericksburg, VA community with youth mentoring, social action, health & wellness programs, scholarships, community support events and community service projects. The recognition is a token of gratitude for a job well done by the Brothers of Tau Rho Chapter. The Chapter of the Year package was prepared by Chapter KRS Bro Tracy Whitehurst with support from the entire Chapter.
Tau Rho Chapter in collaboration with the Cople Elementary School (Westmoreland County) leadership supports staff with 2nd Annual Holiday Breakfast
On December 18th 2017, the Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Tau Rho Chapter (3rd District) and the Rappahannock Regional Uplift and Scholarship Foundation (RRUSF) in collaboration with the Cople Elementary School (Westmoreland County) leadership hosted the 2nd Annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast for approximately 70 staff members and teachers. With many new initiatives by the Westmoreland County School System leadership in support of the staff, the breakfast served as opportunity to show appreciation for all they do in their daily activities which impact the lives of our future leaders!
Participants from the Tau Rho Chapter include: Brother Lyndon Roane, Brother Jeffrey Jones, and Brother Kevin Newman. Also assisting, was Mr. Gerald Roane, Former Chairman of the Westmoreland County School Board and the father of Brother Roane.
Brother Lyndon Roane gave the staff a quick overview of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and most importantly the history and legacy of the Tau Rho Chapter which was chartered in 1964. Mr. Roane further described those efforts such as how the Staff Appreciation Breakfast is just one example of Tau Rho’s continued community outreach as a part of the Fraternity’s Social Action platform. Additional events are planned for 2018 and Mr. Roane reaffirmed Tau Rho Chapter’s commitment to Cople Elementary.
Since 1964, the Tau Rho Chapter has served the greater Fredericksburg area including the Northern Neck. For additional information on upcoming events and other initiatives supporting the community visit the website @ www.taurhoques.org
On November 9, 2017 Tau Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held their annual awards event at the Walker-Grant Center (formally Old Walker-Grant School) in Fredericksburg, Virginia to recognize outstanding scholastic achievements of High School Seniors comprised from fourteen (14) High Schools (Brooke Point, Chancellor, Colonial Forge, Courtland, Fredericksburg Academy, Fredericksburg Christian, James Monroe, King George, Massaponax, Mountain View, North, Stafford, Riverbend, Spotsylvania, and Stafford) in their service area consisting of the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland.
Pictured with the students are Chapter Basileus Brother Terry Lee (back row second from left, Chapter Brothers, and (kneeling center) Brother Mark McLaurine, Chapter Achievement Week Programs Chair.
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Achievement Week Program endeavors to, (1) recognize persons within the fraternity and community who are dedicated to uplifting the social, economic and cultural well-being of people from all walks of life, (2) identify role models that have responded to challenges through determination and perseverance, (3) promote excellence in scholarship.
Since 1964, the Tau Rho Chapter has served the greater Fredericksburg area including the Northern Neck. For additional information on upcoming events and other initiatives supporting the community visit the website at www.taurhoques.org.