EKS Rep, and Bros. Keller, Younger, Coleman, Morris, Ringo
On January 21, 2019; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday; Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter (PsiAA), Third Distrct, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Social Action Committee’s “Day of Service” conducted two donation events (9am at Bailey’s Crossroads community Shelter and 1pm at Kennedy Shelter) by helping those most in need in Fairfax, County, Virginia – The guests who are homeless at New Hope Housing (NHH) shelters.
As the temperature hovered around 14 degrees Fahrenheit, the committee made hypothermia donations to the two main shelters at NHH – Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter in Falls Church, Virginia, and Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia.
The donation consisted of 240 Thermal Socks and 30 “Blessing Bags” composed of hygienic toiletries and snack items to improve the life of those less fortunate and needing “Uplift.” The Chapter has had a long-running relationship with NHH, and we look forward to providing additional assistance in the future.
Omega Brothers with Kennedy Shelter Rep (She is on the right front)
Kennedy Shelter Rep, Bros Coleman, Ringp, and Morris
BCS - PsiAA Group Photo
PsiAA Brothers and family with Bailey's Rep in the middle
Washington, D.C. - Third District (Northern Area I and II Chapters) - Brothers of Alpha Omega, Kappa Psi, Psi Nu, Psi Alpha Alpha, Omicron Kappa Kappa, Tau Rho and Pi Lambda Lambda Chapters, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the NBC4 and Telemundo 44 Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on January 12, 2019. The brothers were asked by Brother Kevin Brown, Third District Representative to work with the Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC) as requested by Brother Dr. David Marion, 41st Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Brother Kenneth Barnes, Executive Director, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. initiated contact with Dr. Camille White, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Dr. White coordinated all meetings, conference calls and booth space. The booth space was #701. Dr. White stated that the brothers of Omega came through with great support. Brother Conrado B. Morgan, First Vice District Representative, Third District was tasked by Brother Kevin Brown to take the lead for this event. Brother Morgan was successful in getting forty-five brothers from six different chapters to sign up, work the booth and the entire bottom floor of the convention center. The brothers were asked to inform all about #joinallofus.org. They were able to inform several hundred people about precision medicine and the rest of the organizations from the BLGC were able to do the same. The chapters provided gifts for the kids that were raffled off every hour. The kids or parents completed some type of exercise to be eligible for the raffle. The joint All of Us Project is expected to reach and do research for 1,000,000 people. Additionally, 85,000 people are expected to attend the expo each year.
Bro. Bell and Matthews successfully engaging the students
As the “Reading for Success” program enters its fifth year at Riverside Elementary School, the brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter (PsiAA), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., conducted their Second Read-Aloud session on January 16, 2019. The brothers, known affectionately as “The Sirs,” once again, supported six third-grade classes with a total of 223 students. We chose “Buddy Ran Away” by Thea Feldman for the reading. The book tells the story of a pet beagle named Buddy who ran away while the family was on a vacation in the mountains. Buddy saw a rabbit, ran away, and was not able to return with the family. After a few weeks, Buddy used his instincts and returned home on his own to a happy family. Twelve chapter brothers supported this effort and made it a success. With today’s book donation, the program has provided 3,598 age appropriate books to the third-grade students at Riverside Elementary School this school year. We look forward to our third reading session on March 13, 2019.
Bro. Morris captivating the students
Bros Haggins and George Challenging the minds of the youth
Bros. Howze and Leverett providing stimulation and scholarship.
Bros. Caldwell and Barnwell provide uplift
Jan 5 – PsiAA Brothers
On Jan 5, 2019, the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. executed our quarterly 5k Walk/Run at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va. The 5k was followed by the fellowship breakfast at Moe’s Peyton Place in Springfield, Va. This event was created to promote a healthy lifestyle for the brothers as well their families and friends.
Several brothers, to include their family and friends came out to participate, despite the inclement weather. Everyone endured the low temperatures and rain for the opportunity to have a good time through fellowship while improving their health. In total, over 30 miles were walked or ran by those participating in the event.
During the breakfast, everyone (brothers, family, and friends) enjoyed the fellowship as it gave them time to continue to develop, build, and strengthen their existing and budding new friendships. There was one brother who just came for the fellowship, which further demonstrates the love within this great chapter and how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
Brothers Chisolm and Spraggins enjoying the fellowship
Brothers Cherry and Pratt enjoying the fellowship
Brother Brad in full stride. Enjoying and Sat morning jog.
PsiAA Brothers, Friends, and Family