1950 marked the 30th anniversary of Lambda Omega chapter and a pivotal period in the Fraternity’s orientation toward and mobilization of social action and social justice. As reported in a previous Monday Pearl, Grand Basilei Z. Alexander Looby, Campbell Carrington Johnson (3rd District), Harry T. Penn (3rd District), Milo C. Murray, Grant Reynolds, John F. Potts, Herbert E. Tucker, Jr., and I. Gregory Newton laid the foundation for a concerned and purposefully active Omega.
The December 1950 Oracle included an article on Lambda Omega’s 30th Anniversary celebration that highlighted the Chapter’s leadership within and contributions to the Fraternity. We hope you find the article informative. One of Lambda Omega’s many firsts is the creation of the annual “Omega Award” in 1932. This award is now known as the Omega Man of the Year Award, the criteria for which includes the statement “This nominee should also be one who has made significant contributions to his community.”
That same year (1950), the Third District Representative was Walter H. “Crow” Riddick, longtime member of Lambda Omega. In preparation for the 1950 Third District Conference, the Resolutions Committee drafted handwritten preliminary resolutions, which under District Representative Riddick’s administration, reflected Omega’s direction with respect to social awareness and action at home and abroad. We’ve attached both the December 1950 Oracle article and 1950 Third District Resolutions Committee notes (read to the end) for your review and edification.
Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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