A synonym for the word ample is the word abundant, which means present in great quantity; more than adequate; over-sufficient. Synonyms for the word lamp include the words light and beacon. This weekend, the brothers of the Third District's Northern Area 1 celebrated the amplest of lamps. A standard bearer of Friendship and Fraternity. We celebrated our Friend, Frank Byron "Frankie P" Patterson (15-62-A). He was a Friend to many and a Friend to the Fraternity. He understood the genius of our fraternal constructs and let them manifest unconditionally in his soul. We miss you Frankie. Although we'd like to believe you're enjoying well-deserved rest, we also know yours is an Omega spirit ever-toiling to bring about something better. We see your light.
Homework Assignment - There is a passage in the 1948 Lampados Club Pledge Manual and Work Book that I believe Frankie P embodied and wants us all to revisit. Please go to the Third District Archive and follow the instructions for requesting artifact 30.2019.26.1 located at https://3rddistrictques.pastperfectonline.com/archive/6AE1F5BA-DC09-44AD-B7FE-116612697996. Revisit.
I revisited some of the notes documenting the planning of Frankie's Celebration of Life - an impressive demonstration of brotherly cooperation - Frankie would be proud. I've attached the program for the event. Our history is the collection of our individual biographies.Frankie made one hell of a contribution to the Omega story. Remember and be motivated.
Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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