Brother Christopher Jenkins, 45 Years of Service

Fort Eustis, VA – During our September’s Chapter Meeting, the Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated witness Brother Kevin “KB” Brown the 29th Third District Representative, present Brother Chris Jenkins Xi Psi 1973, with his 45 year pin.  Brother Jenkins, an Orangeburg, SC native, completed the Army’s Ranger School as a junior at South Carolina State University.  He graduated in 1976 with a degree in Professional English and was designated as a Distinguished Military Graduate, receiving his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and branched as an Infantry Officer.  While in the U. S. Army, Brother Jenkins has served Omega in various chapters holding several positions to include but not limited to Basileus, Vice Basileus, and chairing multiple committees.  He is currently the Deputy Chief of Maneuver, Aviation, and Soldier Division at Fort Eustis, Virginia.  Four claps for this great American for his continued service to this great nation and our beloved fraternity.

 

Submitted by

Brother Thomas Parker

Kappa Iota Iota participated in the 3rd District’s Undergraduate Summit

Ettrick, VA - On September 8, 2018, the 3rd District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held its annual Undergraduate Summit on the campus of Virginia State University.  The Summit was attended by various graduate and undergraduate chapters within the 3rd District.  An assortment of subjects included, Officer Training/Roles and Responsibilities, Violence/Harassment Prevention, Social Media Usage, and Membership Selection Process Guidelines and Expectations.  The 3rd District Representative Brother Kevin Brown covered Area Supervisor Duties and provided his vision for Washington, D.C. and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

TAU RHO Chapter Recognized as Third District Chapter of the Year (Small Chapter Category) at the 85th Annual Third District Meeting Founders Banquet.

Newport News VA:    The Brothers of Mighty Tau Rho Chapter, Fredericksburg VA, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 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.

Kappa Iota Iota Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., – Executive Council for QY18-19

During the September’s Chapter Meeting, the Brothers of Kappa Iota Iota, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., elected their new leadership to guide the chapter moving forward.  As the new elected officials assume their duties as the next Executive Council, they have begun to implement their strategies by shaping the chapter’s vision in keeping with the District’s and IHQ’s policies and procedures.  Brother Smith is a retired U. S. Army Officer with over 20 years of distinguished military service and a retired educator that served in the capacity of a teacher and a principal.  Brother Burth is a retired U. S. Army Senior Non-commissioned Officer with over 20 years of distinguished military service and currently being obedient to the Supreme Basileus as an ordained elder.  Brother Moton is a retired U. S. Army Senior Non-commissioned Officer with over 20 years of distinguished military service and is currently working as a Contracting Officer at Fort Eustis, VA.  Brother Hodges is a retired U. S. Army Officer with over 20 years of distinguished military service and is currently working as a Lead Planner at Fort Eustis, VA.  Congratulations to these brothers and their families as they prepare to take office and continue the legacy this trend-setting chapter is notorious for.

Submitted by

Brother Thomas Parker

Chapter Editor

Omega Men of Antioch Baptist Church Present Scholarships

In a matter of just a few past weeks, 25 Men of Omega who are also members of the Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station, VA, came together and contributed a combined total of $3500 in scholarship contributions to 7 of 23 applying high school graduates at Antioch.  We were one of 7 groups at Antioch that awarded scholarship contributions to the 23 graduates.

All of the graduates received at least one award, and many received multiple awards from within the awarding groups.  Needless to say, the graduates and their parents/grandparents/guardians were very happy for the awards and recognition the graduates received.  And we are very proud of the graduates not only for their excellence in completing high school, but also more importantly, their Christian development and maturity.

A parent of one of the awardees stated that when he saw the Omega men introduced at the presentation, that he was very impressed by the caliber of those men representing Omega Psi Phi, versus the negatives with which we’ve been labeled.  I pray that we can continue to instill this impression of us upon many more people.  Also, the congregation members attending the presentation were very moved by what we accomplished and the way we did it.

The Omega Men of Antioch plan to continue with these scholarship contributions in the years to come. Most of the 25 Omega Men of Antioch are members of at least 3 Third District Chapters, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., here in the Metro DC area (Pi Lambda Lambda, Tau Rho, and Psi Alpha Alpha).  Submitted by Brother Spike Jones, Spring ’81, Theta Rho Chapter.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s George M. Hampton Foundation 90/90 Scholarship Drive

P_R_I_N_C_E_ _W_I_L_L_I_A_M_ _C_O_U_N_T_Y,_VA_— _ August 15, 2018

In honor of Dr. George M. Hampton, the Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in cooperation with the George M. Hampton Foundation (GMHF), conducted a special scholarship fundraiser this year.  The goal was to raise $10,000.00 in support of the GMHF scholarship fund before Dr. Hampton’s ninetieth birthday in June of this year.  Patrons were asked to donate $90 each in efforts to reach the intended goal, and the chapter exceeded the goal within three months.  To commemorate this event a reception was held in Dr. Hampton’s honor at Northern Virginia Community College at the Woodbridge, Virginia campus.

The George M. Hampton Foundation was founded on the idea of helping those in need.    The GMHF is the 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit affiliate of PLL.  The Foundation is named in the honor of Dr. George M. Hampton who was a charter member of the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  Dr. Hampton joined the Fraternity in 1949 (Mu Psi, 1949).

Dr. Hampton is a decorated Army Veteran having served as a Lieutenant Colonel during the Korean War, and later became a doctor and professor at several local universities. As an educator, government appointee and philanthropist, Dr. Hampton served Prince William County for over 47 years.   He held various state-wide governmental appointments including Virginia’s Parole Board, the Virginia Board of Elections, the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board, the Board of Directors for Northern Virginia Community College, and the Board of Visitors for Virginia State University.  Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter named its philanthropic entity, the George M. Hampton Foundation (GMHF) in his honor.  The Foundation has sponsored scholarships exceeding $100,000 for local school students.  To learn more about the George M. Hampton Foundation, please visit our website at http://www.gmhfoundation.org.

PLL is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s OMEGA U Recognized by the Prince William County, Virginia School Board

P_R_I_N_C_E_ _W_I_L_L_I_A_M_ _C_O_U_N_T_Y,_VA_— _ April 18, 2018

The award winning Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Omega U Youth Academy Program spoke to the Prince William County (PWC) Public School Board and Superintendent on April 18, 2018 at the PWCPS Board Meeting in the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center of Manassas, Virginia.  Jamal and Jamel Carter, seniors at Potomac Senior High School (PSHS), spoke on behalf of the 125 student organization based in Prince William County. Students listened to inspiring words and support from board members including Lillie Jessie, Kate Arnold, Diane Raulston, Justin Wilk, Loree Williams, and Gil Trenum.

Omega U, was established in 2009 and has grown to over 125 students in the past 2 years serving the greater PWC under the direction of Bro. Michael Frazier.  Omega U offers after school mentoring/study hall sessions at Dumfries ES, Henderson ES, George M. Hampton Middle, and Potomac Middle, and Potomac HS in addition to Freedom HS and Colgan HS in PWC.

In the past two years, the Omega U Program has executed over 100 Hours of community service, 300 Hours of weekend mentoring events, 280 Hours of after school mentoring, and has provided a total value of $121K to PWC schools since 2016 and more than $500K since 2009.  The PWC school district is the 2nd largest school system in the state of Virginia, and the 4th largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  Students of Omega U have executed on student led INOVA Blood Drives, Feeding the Homeless, Highway Cleanup, and annual support of National Public Lands Day at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, Virginia.  Omega U is open to all youth males from 3rd grade to graduating seniors and targets students from low-income single parent families.

The Omega U Program mission is to serve, support, and partner with the PWC Public Schools by offering a “Word Class Education” with after school and weekend mentoring initiatives that includes STEM Labs and the Omega U Flight Drone Program, Pre-College Initiative (PCI), Career Readiness workshops, college field trips, and health and sport initiatives.

In 2018, Omega U became a National Society of Black Engineers Junior Chapter serving PWC with partnerships with Virginia State University, Virginia Tech University, Northern Virginia Community College, and George Mason University.  In July 2018, Omega U student scholars from single-parent families will attend a one week long Engineering Camp at Virginia Tech, College of Engineering. Students live on campus for one week while they attending engineering, physics, and science classes with hands-on labs to foster a better understanding and increased knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Omega U Youth Academy Program continues to grow and foster a wonderful youth experience for students in PWC and the Northern Virginia and Metropolitan area, and is a leading youth academy program for Omega Psi Phi and PWC.  To learn more about Omega U, please visit our website at http://www.omegaupwc.com.

PLL is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Stafford County .

Pi Lambda Lambda’s OMEGA U Back To School Event & Back Pack Giveaway

P_R_I_N_C_E_ _W_I_L_L_I_A_M_ _C_O_U_N_T_Y,_VA_— _ August 25, 2018

The Brothers of the Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., of Prince William County, Virginia partnered with Omega U, Youth in Action Network, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C., and SunTrust Bank to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and financial literacy workshops. At this event, the chapter gave away over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in Prince William County at George M. Hampton Middle School on August 25, 2018.

The event was hosted and led by PLL Social Action Chair, Bro. Keith Breland, and provided 200 students STEM training provided by Youth In Action Network and 100 Black Men. The STEM activity allowed students to perform hands-on labs in simulating creations of football helmets and performing detailed 3-D data analysis on computers. Sun Trust Bank provided financial literacy education and materials to parents and students on tips for saving and preparing families for college savings.

Bro. Michael Frazier, Omega U Chairman, talked to students and family members about Omega U and sign up 8 students to participate in this upcoming school year. The Omega U program provides over 500 mentoring hours to students of Prince William County schools through a series of STEM activities, team building exercises, college field trips, and executing over 40+ hours of community service that certifies participating students at the end of the year. Omega U is currently the top mentoring program in the 3rd District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and is the largest male mentoring group in Prince William County with over 125 students ranging from 3rd grade to graduating high school seniors.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action. PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Stafford County.

OKK Brothers Participate in Mentoring Programs

RESTON, VA. – The Brothers of Omicron Kappa Kappa (OKK) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., continued their commitment to being a positive influence in the lives of Black male youth by participating in a pair of mentoring programs during August, the Boys Fun Camp at Heritage Christian Church in Reston and Road DAWG (Don’t Associate With Gangs) Summer Camp in Fairfax, Va.

Brother Chuck Smith, a charter member of OKK and a member of Heritage, was the facilitator for the Boys Fun Camp, a summer program for middle school students. OKK Brothers had lunch with the campers and talked with them about their life experiences. They also encouraged the campers to begin thinking about career choices and to begin developing strategies to secure college scholarships.

Road DAWG is a one-week summer camp for middle school youth who are at risk of substance abuse or gang involvement. The Brothers talked to the campers about the importance of making good choices in life and the consequences of making poor one ones, why they should choose their friends wisely and benefits of setting goals for themselves. The program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Department.

COUNTY OF FAIRFAX SOUTH COUNTY TEEN CENTER BACK-TO- SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2018

Gum Springs, VA. Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., was the sole sponsor for the Teen Center “Back-to-School Supplies” at the Fairfax South County Government Center on the Route 1 Corridor.

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., Brother Kenneth M. Younger, the Chapter’s Social Action Coordinator, assisted Ms. Crystal Woodley, Program Director, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services at South County, in distributing the school supplies to over 21 teens at the center.

Our own Brother Marion “Barney” Barnwell “Basileus Emeritus” purchased for donation nearly $600.00 worth of backpacks and school supplies for the teens.  The teens were excited about the school supplies as they end their summer program at the South County Center.

Once again, Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter was pleased to make this program a success and we were proud to touch the lives of so many students through “Uplift and Scholarship” as they are preparing to return to school.

Sincerely,
Brother Ken Younger, PsiAA