S: OMEGA PSI PHI - CHI RHO CHAPTER
FC: CHI RHO CHAPTER of Suffolk County, NEW YORK
1: Dedicated to the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Chi Rho Chapter
2: On the left- Brother Jim Wallace sharing smiles with the 1st Basileus, of the Chi Rho Chapter, Brother Frank Nichols. On the right- Brother Jim Wallace shaking hands with the 1st Vice Basileus, of the Chi Rho Chapter, Brother Harrison Smith . | 1969 - A Trip down memory lane Featuring Brother Jim Wallace
3: 1969 Brother Harrison Smith receives Scroll of Honor
4: Brentwood, NY On July 7, 2011, Chi Rho Chapter held its annual Scholarship Program at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood N.Y. Five high school seniors from around Suffolk County Long Island were given scholarships based on their academic, athletic and charitable endeavors. | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Cho Rho Chapter Scholarship Program
5: The scholarship winners were Davida Bynum (Chi Rho Scholarship), Natalie James (Chi Rho Scholarship), Deidre Carter (Louis Hertzog Jr., Grant), Shelly-Ann Billinghurst (Louis Hertzog Jr., Grant), Ryan Satchell (Louis Hertzog Jr., Grant), and Vincent McNuff (Carnell Adams Award). The master of ceremony and chairman was Vice- Basileus Bro. Leonard W. Wright, III. Basilues Bro. Jason F. Callahan conducted the opening and closing prayers as well as the giving a brief history of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Chi Rho Chapter. In total $2,500 in scholarship funds were given to the students for to assist with their college expenses. The program was well attended by the parents of the students as well as the Chi Rho Chapter Brothers. Davida Bynum who graduated from Longwood High School will be attending Howard University. Natalie James who graduated from North Babylon High School, will be to attending South Eastern University. Vincent McNuff who graduated from Deer Park High School will be attending Delaware State University.
6: Chi Rho Chapter Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award At Centennial Formal Ball Hauppauge, NY | On September 17, 2011, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Chi Rho Chapter was the 2011 recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. The presentation took place during the Centennial Formal Ball Celebration, at the Hyatt Regency in long Island, hosted by Chi Rho Chapter. The award
7: recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage citizens to serve. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a level of service and certain standard in their communities. Since 1965 Chi Rho Chapter has served the communities of Suffolk County through sponsoring, hosting, and partnering with civic organizations, assisting the social causes that affect Long Island neighborhoods. The award was presented by Brother Thabiti Boone, the International Representative for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. He is the liaison between President Obama’s White House Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Basileus Jason F. Callahan and Vice- Basileus Leonard W. Wright, III were presented with the pin, a certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. Special greetings came from Brother James “Scrappy” Jordan, Chief of Staff to the Grand Basileus. He passed on a message of gratitude and appreciation from Brother Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus. Both Brother Jordan and Brother Boone expressed the importance of the fraternity and communities at large continued support of the Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiatives. The proceeds from the Centennial Ball are directed to assist the Men of the Future Mentoring Program and the Scholarship Initiatives. Acknowledgements must go out to Brother Hukm Moore, Fatherhood Breakfast Celebration Chairman, Brother Doran Thomas, Immediate Past Basileus, Brother William Tyson, Ball Chairman, as well as the Centennial Ball Committee.
8: Chi Rho Chapter Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award At Centennial Formal Ball Hauppauge, NY | On September 17, 2011, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Chi Rho Chapter was the 2011 recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. The presentation took place during | the Centennial Formal Ball Celebration, at the Hyatt Regency in long Island, hosted by Chi Rho Chapter. The award recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and | encourage citizens to serve. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a level of service and certain standard in their communities.
9: Since 1965 Chi Rho Chapter has served the communities of Suffolk County through sponsoring, hosting, and partnering with civic organizations, assisting the social causes that affect Long Island neighborhoods.
10: The award was presented by Brother Thabiti Boone, the International Representative for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. He is the liaison between President Obama’s White House Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Basileus Jason F. Callahan and Vice- Basileus Leonard W. Wright, III were presented with the pin, a certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. Special greetings came from Brother James “Scrappy” Jordan, Chief of Staff to the Grand Basileus. He passed on a message of gratitude and appreciation from Brother Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus. Both Brother Jordan and Brother Boone expressed the importance of the fraternity and communities at large continued support of the Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiatives. The proceeds from the Centennial Ball are directed to assist the Men of the Future Mentoring Program and the Scholarship Initiatives. Acknowledgements must go out to Brother Hukm Moore, Fatherhood Breakfast Celebration Chairman, Brother Doran Thomas, Immediate Past Basileus, Brother William Tyson, Ball Chairman, as well as the Centennial Ball Committee.
12: Chi Rho Chapter’s 3rd Annual Purple Footsteps Against Domestic Violence Walk-A-Thon Deer Park, New York
13: On October 1, 2011, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter hosted their 3rd annual Purple Footsteps Against Domestic Violence Walk A Thon. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness against domestic violence in our communities throughout Suffolk County, Long Island. Funds raised from the event will be used to support programs and organizations that assist domestic violence victims. These programs include but are not limited to The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Chi Rho Development Corporation. Domestic violence is a huge problem in our communities and is especially increasing among our adolescent population. The funds will also go toward building programs exclusively geared towards families and teenagers to teach preventative measures, coping skills, anger management and group therapy in eliminating violent behavior- physical and non-physical that result in domestic violence.
14: This year Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Suffolk County Alumni Chapter participated in large numbers and helped them raise over $1,500.00 in pledges. The event started at 9a.m. and the day was filled with information from advocates and community based organizations. The information provided solutions to end the tide of domestic violence in Suffolk County. Before the walk, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Suffolk County Alumni Chapter, presented Chi Rho Chapter with a proclamation from Congressman Steve Israel congratulating our Fraternity for 100 years of service. They were also given the American Flag that was raised at the Capital Building during the Fraternity’s Centennial Celebration that took place in July. The committee chairman Bro. Hukm Moore and Bro. Bilal Browne organized the event and walk which took place in the beautiful Heartland Business District of Deer Park. Bro. Basileus Jason Callahan, and Bro. Hukm Moore gave opening remarks and thanked everyone for their pledges and participation. Soror, President Yvonne Francis and Aliya Holmes of Delta Sigma Theta also gave remarks and appreciated being part of the social action program.
16: Men Of The Future Consortium, Mentoring Program Central Islip, ny | On October 20, 2011, the brothers of Chi Rho Chapter participated in the Men of the Future Consortium mentoring program, located at Central Islip High School. The program is geared toward male students of color from grades 9 to 12, running from October to May. Now in its
17: third year of existence the program commenced in October with the first lesson dealing with education and development. The aim of this module was to assist the students with character development. Chi Rho Chapter along with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Suffolk County Alumni Chapter, and the Suffolk County Links, Inc., assisted the students with developing character through strengths and personal skills. We ask the students a series of self assessment questions. For example the students were asked to write three things they liked about them selves. We also asked the students to share their lists of things they like about each other. These and other self assessment question exercises will be conducted on a regular basis, especially during times of celebration and acknowledgment. Program volunteers did their own assessment of male participants ‘character in various contexts. The volunteers helped the students identify specific ways they could build upon these strengths of character or other things they might be good at doing as a result of these skills. The volunteers reviewed the list with the male students and discussed how their qualities and accomplishments may serve as assets in the future. Students also identified academic and character choices that may be applicable to their displayed qualities and achievements of the students.
18: In November 2011, NAACP awarded the CHI RHO chapter with a Life Membership Plaque
20: Chi Rho Chapter’s Achievement Program, Central Islip, NY On November 13, 2011, Chi Rho Chapter held its annual Achievement Program at St. Mark Remnant Ministries, Inc. on the Campus of New York Institute of Technology in Central Islip. The Senior Pastor of the Church is Rev. Roderick Pearson. | The Master of Ceremony as well as the co- chairman of the Achievement Program was Bro. Donald C. McCarthy. Co- chairman Bro. Louis “Stonie” Hertzog assisted with giving out the awards. The Keeper of Finance Bro. Donald G. Bentley provided the opening prayer. Bro. Jason F. Callahan, Basileus gave a brief history of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. , Chi Rho Chapter, and the Achievement Program. Yvonne Francis received the Citizen of the Year Award for her outstanding work as President of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Suffolk County Alumni Chapter as well as her work as an Assistant District Attorney for the Integrity Bureau.
21: Elder Roderick Pearson also received the Citizen of the Year Award for his outstanding work as President of the Islip Town Branch of the NAACP as well as community leader through St. Mark Remnant Ministries. The Founders Award went to Bro. Oliver P. Coutrier. The Co- Superior Service Awards went to Bro. Leroy Grant, Jr., and Benjamin S. Kizer. Co- Omega Man of the Year Awards went Bro. Donald G. Bentley and William G. Tyson. The Centennial Award went to Bro. Ercell Williams ( Rho Psi Chapter 1950, Tennessee State University). Bro Ercell was the first chapter editor when the chapter was founded August 11, 1965. These brothers were and are committed to serving the communities throughout Suffolk County Long Island.
22: Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory Speaks At Men Of The Future Consortium Mentoring Program On Founder’s Day Central Islip, ny | November 17, 2011, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter participated in the Men of the Future Consortium Mentoring Program at Central Islip High School in Suffolk County Long Island. While many brothers traveled to Washington D.C. to celebrate and rededicate themselves to Omega; a few brothers chose to celebrate the
23: centennial of the fraternity by staying in New York to continue mentoring and developing our adolescent males into men. Collaborating in this effort were representatives from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Suffolk County Alumnae Chapter. As part of his continuing efforts to reach out to the youth in Suffolk County Long Island, County Legislator DuWayne Gregory visited Central Islip H.S. to explain how | the legislative process works, from drafting a bill, to committee hearings, to consideration by the full County Legislature. Mr. Gregory is no stranger to the issues that the young men face in their neighborhood; a graduate of Central Islip, H.S., the county legislator expressed his understanding of their experiences in the community. | From peer pressure to bullying and the gang violence that negatively impacts their day to day lives Mr. Gregory reassured the mentoring group that his goals are to enact crime-reducing measures and improve the general quality of life.
24: Stand For Freedom March And Rally 2nd District NAACP & CEF Committee
25: December 10, 2011 in New York, NY, the 2nd District NAACP & CEF Committee and over 100 civil rights organizations marched from 61st St. and Madison Ave., the Koch brothers' NYC office, to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 47th St. and 2nd Ave., across from the United Nations. We came from all over the tri-state area and beyond. Protesters led by NAACP President Ben Jealous, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Gresham and NAACP New York President Hazel Dukes marched on Madison Avenue south to the plaza near the United Nations in honor of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, passed on Dec. 10, 1948. The civil rights and union leaders spoke out against what the NAACP calls an aggressive attack against voting rights across the country. Many laws that were either proposed or adopted were written to require prospective voters to provide extensive documentation in order to get a voter ID card. In more than a dozen states around the country laws are being passed requiring photo IDs at the ballot box and making it harder to vote absentee and vote early.
26: Union leaders, community activists, immigrant groups and elected officials assembled near the headquarters of Koch Industries. Many protestors stated that the Koch brothers have donated millions of dollars toward efforts across the United States to change voter identification requirements, bans on the formerly incarcerated and early voting periods. According to many organizers of the march and rally, voting rights for minorities and the poor are under siege. It was estimated that over 25,000 protestors participated in the march and rally. The coalition that starting the event included organizations such as National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Urban League, Service Employees International Union Local 1199, and the American Civil Liberties Union. At the rally other civil rights leaders as well as politicians expressed their support to stop voter suppression. These dignitaries included Senator Charles Schumer, and John Payton, President- NAACP Legal Defense Funds.
28: Men Of The Future Consortium-Mentoring Program-Preparing High School Students For College and Career Endeavors Central Islip, ny | December 15, 2011, Central Islip, N.Y. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter participated in a workshop through the mentoring program at Central Islip High School. The workshop was geared toward providing vital information to
29: African American male high school students, grades 9-12, about what is needed to prepare for college. The objective was not only to prepare the young men for college but to motivate them to stay on track for college preparation and career readiness. The students were asked to pretend that they were adults with a wife and children. They were asked to visualize their dreams of what life would be like as an adult with the career of their choice. The students were to give examples of the things they would need and to build a monthly budget. They were then asked to expand this budget over a twelve month period. The students would then present what they had written down, and were asked would their dream job support their families and life style. The volunteers discussed with the students how much more education they would need to achieve their career choices. The young men were reminded of the courses they would need to take in high school in order to be accepted to college. The volunteers handed out information containing lifetime earnings base on the amount of education attained. The exercise was lead by Bro. Oliver Coutrier with assistants from Bro. Donald Bentley, Bro. Benjamin Kizer, Bro. Basileus , Jason Callahan, and Soror Deloris Ledbetter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. , Suffolk County Alumnae Chapter. The student’s responses to the exercises were very positive and they were willing to share their career endeavors along with their accompanying budgets. Some of the career choices discussed were architecture, pharmacist, teacher, and graphic artist.
30: Adopt A Family At Christmas Bay Shore, New York | On December 18, 2011, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Suffolk County Alumni Chapter partnered together to adopt a family at Christmas. Social Action Chairman Brother
31: William Tyson of Chi Rho and Social Action Chair Soror Betty Miller of Suffolk County Alumni Chapter chose a very special family to assist this holiday season. Viola Green is not just any foster parent. For the past 30 years she has taken in over 250 foster children with varying needs and abilities. This past year Ms. Green was blessed to open up her home to three foster siblings; twins Joseclynn and Jaylynn Taylor, and younger brother Jermaine. According to Ms. Green the children were in need of temporary housing because they could no longer live in their home. Unlike other foster children the Taylor children were allowed to stay together and Ms. Green was more than happy to keep them under one roof. Ms. Green along with the children’s social worker are applying to extend the temporary housing situation since according to Ms. Green, the children seem to be adjusting well. Bro. Tyson and Soror Miller decided that the chapters would give clothing and gift certificates to the children. The event took place at the First Baptist Church of Bay Shore. Soror Leila Holmes who is also a member of DSTSCAC, the church trustee and pianist opened up the doors of the church for the chapters to bless the children with gifts. But the children blessed us more with their gratitude, appreciation and joy. The day was made more special by the fact that it was Joseclynn and Jaylynn’s birthdays.
32: Men Of The Future Consortium- Personal Development Workshop Central Islip, ny | January 19, 2012, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter participated in a “Personal Development Workshop”, at Central Islip High School, in Suffolk County, NY. The workshop was geared toward assisting adolescent African
33: American males, grades 9 through 12, with personal self management skills and general social skills. The students were given questionnaires to fill out concerning their day to day activities and social agendas. The students were also asked to list the talents they have acquired and how they have developed those talents. Through the exercises the students were able to give feed back on how they deal with decisions made at school and in their neighborhoods. The Chi Rho Brothers assisted the students with developing strategies for making healthy decisions and reducing stress. | Also discussed were ways to build healthy relationships with peers and adults. The volunteers explained to the students that it's ok to be leaders and not followers. The leaders of tomorrow have good character, are trusted, respected, and goal orientated. The workshop concluded with a discussion about core values and how the student's core values play a major role in all of the decisions they will make for the rest of their lives.
34: 27th Annual Celebration The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast Islandia, NY | January 16, 2012, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter participated in the 27th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch Hotel in Islandia, N.Y. Presenting the M.L.K. Memorial Breakfast were the M.L.K Memorial Breakfast Committee and the First Baptist Church of Riverhead. Rev., Bro. Charles A. Coverdale, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of
35: Riverhead and Chi Rho Chapter Chaplain, introduced the keynote speaker Bro. Frederick K. Brewington, ESQ. Bro. Brewington is a prominent civil rights attorney and community advocate in the Town of Hempstead. Bro. Brewington has successfully challenged the voting system in the Town of Hempstead and has worked on preventing future unconstitutional and discriminatory voter suppression practices. Through litigation at his private practice, and lecturing Bro. Brewington continues to challenge discriminatory practices throughout Long Island. Carolyn B. Bentley, wife of Chapter K.F. Bro. Donald Bentley, was presented with Meritorious Award for work as a community activist and youth advocate. Carolyn Bentley currently holds the position of Associate Chief Nurse of Medical- Surgical Nursing at the Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center. Bro. and Professor Rupert Campbell was also presented with the award for his work as an Associate Chair of Organization Management and activist for Minority Students at St. Joseph’s College. The proceeds from this event will directly assist in the building of the Family Community Life Center, Inc. This (a 501( c)(3) agency) will house a comprehensive non sectarian, intergenerational community, education, sports, entertainment, and recreation complex. Through the agency’s cultural programs, FCLC will promote quality family life and a greater sense of community among the residents in Riverhead and neighboring districts of Suffolk County, Long Island.
36: New York Metropolitan Chapters HOst 16th Annual Carter G. Woodson Memorial Awards Program New York, NY | On February 10, 2012 the New York Metropolitan Chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. hosted its 16th annual Carter G. Woodson Memorial Awards Program. The program took place at the Mother AME Zion Church in New York City. The evening was a celebration of excellence, recognizing outstanding achievements by African Americans in the Metropolitan area.
37: Twelve chapters from Corridor V participated and or committed financially to the program. On this night four outstanding individuals were honored for their contributions to humanity. Bro. Harry O. Bright, Jr. received the Manhood award for excellence in community activism. He is the former executive director of the Human Rights Commission of the City of White Plains and a former councilman of the City of White Plains N.Y. Bro. Bright is co-founder of the White Plains Coalition for Cultural and Racial Harmony, as well as a co-founder of Embracing Diversity and Ending Racism. The Honorable Walter Rivera received the Scholarship award for excellence in judicial law. In September 1981, Bro. Rivera was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York. He has served as an Instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Hofstra Law School. Sarah Keys Evans received the Perseverance award for excellence in civil rights activism. Ms. Evans was honorably discharged in October, 1953, as Private First Class from the Women’s Army Corps. But in August of 1953, while wearing the United States Army uniform of the Women‘s Army Corps, she was dragged off an interstate bus, put in jail overnight and convicted of disorderly conduct. Her crime; refusing to move to the segregated rear of the bus when directed to do so by the driver. With the aid of her father and two attorneys she filed a complaint with the Interstate Commerce Commission. In November, 1955 that body decided in a ruling that segregation was prohibited on interstate buses. Bro. Melvin Burruss received the Uplift award for excellence in corporate law. Bro. Burruss’ practice of law has focused primarily in the areas of corporate, employment, insurance, landlord/ tenant, municipal, personal injury, public housing, and real estate law.
38: Bro. Burruss is President of the African American Men of Westchester, Inc. The Master of Ceremonies, Bro. Darren Fails of Epsilon Chapter gave the welcome address. Pastor Shaun J. Lee gave the invocation. Bro. Ronald E. Jones of Alpha Upsilon Chapter sang “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing. Bro. Doran Thomas of Sigma Beta Beta Chapter gave the stated purpose. Rev. Bro. Gregory Smith gave greetings from AME Zion Church. Bro. Donnell Bolden of Psi Lambda Lambda Chapter introduced the Chapter Basilei. Bro. Bill Cherry of Sigma Beta Beta Chapter gave the book drive presentation. | Bro. Jason Callahan of Chi Rho Chapter presented the awards to the recipients. Bro. Maxie Jones of Kappa Omicron Chapter acknowledged the committee. | Bro. Ercell Williams Gives Lecture at NAACP Black History Month Celebration Brentwood, ny
39: On February 15, 2012 Chi Rho Chapter’s Bro. Ercell Williams gave a lecture on African American Literature during the Islip Chapter NAACP Black History Month Celebration. The theme of the program was called “Celebrating Our Story”. Bro. Williams started the lecture by discussing some of his contributions as well as others to the civil rights movement on Long Island. Bro. Ercell talked about the growth of the NAACP during the late fifties and early sixties. A retired Social Studies teacher from Farmingdale High School, Bro. Ercell discussed the difficulties of being an African American teacher on Long Island during the sixties. The main segment of the lecture focused on the literature of famous African American writers. Some of the writers mentioned were Jesse B. Brown, Charles E. Coulter, Deborah | Hedstrom-Page, Carter G. Woodson, and Dorothy Height. Bro. Ercell stressed the importance of reading the works of these authors as well creating your own personal library. He encouraged the audience to make good use of the public libraries. The audience was treated to a viewing of some of the books Bro. Ercell brought to the Black History Month Celebration. The evening concluded with Bro. Ercell receiving a proclamation from Congressman Steve Israel, given to him by the President of the Islip Town NAACP Chapter, Rev. Roderick Pearson. The proclamation was in honor Bro. Ercell’s contributions, perseverance, and determination to affect positive change in our communities through education and social action.
40: Chi Rho Chapter Hosts 3rd Annual Talent Hunt Program Central Islip, NY | On February 16, 2012, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter hosted its 3rd annual talent hunt program at Central Islip High School. The high school performers came from Suffolk County high schools and represented an array of talents which included ballet, dramatic interpretation, vocal contemporary, and modern dance.
41: The master of ceremony was Bro. Stonie Hertzog. The Judges were Mrs. Kianne Muschett, Mrs. Yvonne Francis, Mr. Kevin Scarver, Mr. Jerry Watkins, and Mrs. Denise Grant. During the intermission there were special performances by recording artist Justin Morales and Leticia Reyes. Certificates were given to all the contestants for their participation and hard work. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three performers. Chaude Taylor, representing Central Islip High School won first place for her contemporary vocal performance, singing “Running Back To You”, by Leandria Johnson. Lamont Brown, representing Central Islip High School won second place for his modern dance performance in mime, to the song “We Must Praise”, by J. Moss. Taylor Hamilton, representing Half Hollow Hills East won third place for his dramatic interpretation, reciting an original poem written by him entitled “The Dark Room.” The committee members were Bro. Rodger Muschett, Chairperson, Bro. Ben Kizer, Bro. William Tyson, Bro. Jason Callahan, Bro. Donald Bentley, and Bro. Stonie Hertzog. Chaude Taylor will represent Chi Rho Chapter in April at the 64th Second District Conference Talent Hunt Competition.
42: March 3, 2012, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter held its annual Men Who Cook fundraiser at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church Parish Hall in Wyandanch, N.Y. The program was planned and coordinated by co- chairmen Bro. Jim Wallace, and Bro. William Tyson. Once again the brothers of Chi Rho brought their best dishes to the event and served the community an assortment of culinary cuisine. | Chi Rho Chapter’s Men Who Cook Fundraiser Wyandanch, ny
43: The variety of dishes were collard greens, potato salad, tossed salad, fried turkey, macaroni and cheese, meat balls, macaroni salad , and baked chicken. Thank you to Father Bill Brisotti, pastor of the church for allowing Chi Rho use of the facility. A thank you also goes to the committee members, Bro. Donald Bentley, Bro. Oliver Coutrier, Bro. Ernest Fair, Bro. Ercell Williams, Bro. Stonie Hertzog, Bro. Jason Callahan, and Bro. Donald McCarthy. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship obligations of the chapter.
44: Chi Rho Chapter Participates in Corridor V Memorial Service Hosted By Sigma Beta Beta Chapter Hempstead, NY
45: On March 11, 2012, Sigma Beta Beta Chapter hosted this year’s Annual Corridor V Memorial Service at the Union Baptist Church located in Hempstead New York. The formal ceremony was attended by 80 plus Brothers from various chapters comprising of Corridor V. Following the ceremony, the host chapter provided the repast in the church’s basement where Brothers came together in Fellowship and Brotherhood in the true Omega spirit.
46: Chi Rho Chapter and the NAACP Islip Town Branch Hold Voter Registration Drive Central Islip, NY
47: March 24, 2012, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Rho Chapter and the NAACP Islip Town Branch held a voter registration drive at Central Islip High School, in Central Islip, N.Y. The drive took place right before and during the presentation of the play Pippen in the front of the high school. Local residents were encouraged to register to vote, and if already registered to tell their neighbors to register. High School students who were at least seventeen years old were also asked to register, so long as they turn eighteen by December 31, 2012. Students were told they may also vote in this years general or primary election as long as they turn eighteen by November 6, 2012. The volunteers for the voter registration drive were Bro. Oliver Coutrier, Bro. William Tyson, Bro. Jason Callahan, Chi Rho Basileus, and Marvin Smith, Civic Engagement Chair for the NAACP Islip Town Branch.