On January 29, 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc MANUP Mentoring Program presented awards to the Mount Vernon High School Football team in Fairfax Virginia. There were 23 students who completed the 10 week study hall course from September thru November. The students were presented with certificates and the top 5 students received a $50 dollar gift cards courtesy of Target. The MANUP Program has over 40 students in the program and executes a bi-monthly lecture series at Mount Vernon High School throughout the school year.
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
Bro. W.J Williams Jr. (Vice Basileus), Bro. Michael Frazier, Jordan Reid (12th Grade), Bro. Cozy Bailey Jr., Bro Tony Wells
Bro. W.J Williams Jr. (Vice Basileus), Bro. Michael Frazier, Mekhi Robinson (10th Grade), Bro. Cozy Bailey Jr, Bro. Tony Wells
Bro. W.J Williams Jr. (Vice Basileus), Bro. Michael Frazier, Bro. Robert Overbey (11th Grade), Bro. Cozy Bailey Jr., Bro. Tony Wells
Bro. W.J Williams Jr. (Vice Basileus), Ta’Mon Hendricks (10th Grade), Bro. Michael Frazier
Brothers of PsiAA Being Uplifted and Uplifting Brothers at the 2020 International Undergraduate Summit
International Undergraduate Summit undergrads photo | IUGS | Jan 17, 2020
During January 16 - 18, 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter participate and attended the International Undergraduate Summit at the Little Rock Marriott in Little Rock, Arkansas. Some Brothers of PsiAA provided service by providing transportation for the Supreme Council. PsiAA Brother Rosier presented to the Supreme Council on Omega Charities. He also attended a board meeting of Friendship Foundation, in which he is the Vice President. On Thursday Jan 16th, the Second Vice Basileus led a reading session with Brothers at the elementary school for several grade school children. The event was a success as demonstrated by the staff expressing their appreciation for the Brother's service to the community.
The agenda was full of activities and educational session and opportunities for the undergraduates to obtain information regarding potential employment opportunities with reputable national and international organizations. Some of the training sessions included Scholarships, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Fatherhood Initiatives, and a Q & A with the 41st Grand Basileus.
Finally, on Saturday Jan 18th, the day started with devotional service led by the Grand Chaplain. The Ronald E. McNair Luncheon was well attended. During the luncheon, there were a few awards presented. Additionally, the keynote speaker was Brother James W. Jordan, who delivered a powerful, inspirational, and uplifting message to the Brothers.
Another successful International Undergraduate Summit that was well attended by the undergraduates and other Omega Brothers. The undergraduates did an extremely great job with executing the event and ensuring the Brother received what they needed as well as giving back to and leaving an unforgettable stamp on the community.
Brother Gourdine providing excellent illustration during the reading session | R4S | Jan 10, 2020
On January 10, 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc conducts its second read aloud, of the “Reading for Success” program at Riverside Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, we were again welcomed by the Gifted Education Center Teacher, Third-Grade Teachers, and especially the Third-Grade Students.
The Second Read Aloud follows the Kickoff and First Read Aloud session on November 8, 2019. The Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter known affectionately as “The Sirs,” supported six third-grade classes consisting of 125 eager students. Our reputation is well known, our services appreciated, and the chapter brothers excelled during the session.
The chapter’s Bernie L. Bates Foundation, Inc., provided a new book for their individual reading library. We chose “Buddy Ran Away” by Thea Feldman, as a twenty-seventh book for their individual library. The book tells the story of a boy name Sam and his dog named Buddy who ran away while visiting the countryside. Buddy returned home after being missing for a week using instinct. The students easily related to the story since many of them had pets.
Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter was represented by thirteen brothers who served as reading mentors. Brothers Warren Bacote; Bradford Caldwell; James George; Sidney Gourdine; Brandon Grooms; Jerry Hubbard, Sr.; Frank Matthews; Clarence Miller; Danny Watson, Jr.; and coordinating this program was the chapter’s Social Action Coordinator, Brother Kenneth M. Younger.
“The Sirs” are proud of the fact that we have supported this program for the sixth school year. The brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter will continue to do their part to inspire these young readers and we look forward to the third of our four Read Aloud sessions in March 2020.
On December 31, 2019, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. hosted their New Year's Eve "Purple Carpet" Masquerade Ball at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks. It was a night of elegance as the men were dressed to impress in their Tuxedos and the ladies were simply gorgeous. All the guests entered the ball room via the PURPLE carpet. Once in the room, the guest was greeted by a fabulously decorated ball room. The meal consisted of surf and turf, veggies, and sides excellently prepared. The DJ was exceptional as he spun the 1's and 2's throughout the night ensuring the dance floor was always packed.
The Basileus, Eric W. Kelly, Sr. greeted the guests by sharing a few words. Afterwards, Bro. Willie J. "W.J." Williams, Jr., New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball Committee Chairman and Vice Basileus of Psi Alpha Alpha gave the orders of the day to those in attendance. There were a few vendors with various items for sale. Also, there was a photo booth allowing everyone to capture the event with unforgettable photos. Another event during the night was the 50/50 raffle where several of the guest participated in. The total of the raffle was $1,010 with the winner receiving $505.
There were over 220 people in attendance. A great time was had by all, as demonstrated by the various expressions from the guests stating what a great time they had. Additionally, there were numerous guests who expressed the desire to attend the event in 2020.