VREM – Black History Celebration 2020

PsiAA Brothers Embracing, Celebrating, & Uplifting African American Culture


On 21 February 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc was invited to attend and participate in the annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s theme is “Embracing, Celebrating and Educating: Our Significant African American Culture” hosted by Fairfax County and Cox. The event was held at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.

The PsiAA Chapter Brothers conducted voter registration services for the quests which is essential as we are in a major election year. Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill was the keynote speaker. During the program, there was recognition provided to historically black churches in Fairfax County and highlighted historic African American communities. Additionally, there was instruction provide on how to trace genealogy.

The reception began at 6:00pm and consisted of choirs, dancers, music, speakers, etc... A great time was had by all in attendance.

    Brothers Demory and Ringo

    Event Hall

    Fairfax Lt. Governor

Health Fair and Blood Drive 2019

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On June 29, 2019, the men of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. hosted our second annual Health Fair and Blood Drive in collaboration with the Gum Springs Community Center and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board. The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter Brothers volunteered to assist with parking, vendor setup and breakdown, security, and crowd control. This event served as the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter’s Charles Drew Memorial Blood Drive which gave residents the opportunity to give the gift of life by donating much needed blood plasma.

The success of the blood drive was evident in the 21 units of blood collected which ultimately can save up to 126 lives. Other featured service providers in attendance (but not limited to) were the Department of Family Services (SNAP), Foster Care & Adoption, Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC), American Diabetes Association, Community Service Board Wellness, Health Promotion, and Prevention; Unit Healthcare, Bethlehem Baptist Church (Blood Pressure checks), PsiAA Voter Registration, Mount Vernon Police Department, Mt. Vernon Hospital (Wound Healing, Inova Rehab, and Joint Replacement), and Aging, Disability, and Caregivers Resources.

On-site health screenings consisted of Dental, Blood Pressure, HIV/STD, Glucose, Cholesterol, Body Mass Index (BMI), Hearing, and Sight. The learning sessions consisted of Mental Health in the African American Community, Prostate Cancer, and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). The Children’s Virginia Blood Donor society was also present and taking blood donations.

The Health Fair is very important to the Gum Springs community, as attendees were able to receive valuable information related to various health and community topics. The services were provided free of charge and was open to the public. The PsiAA Brothers also participated in the various health forums provided. Both medical and certified professionals discussed issues that afflict African American men, brought awareness to preventive medicine techniques, and informed the audience of mental health issues in the African American community. The presenters were well informed and well versed in the topic areas posed by the audience.

There were 30 plus PsiAA Brothers who supported this event. All the service providers and guests expressed their appreciation and look forward to participating or attending in future events.

PsiAA Get Out and Vote – Voter Registration, Education, and Mobilization (VREM)

The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on the 6th of November 2018 participated in the mandated program of Voter Registration, Education, and Mobilization. This mission was to ensure that the community were fully engaged in the critical areas of civic responsibility by assisting at the Walt Whitman Middle School (election polls) from 3pm to 7pm.  The chapter's primary objective was to increase Fairfax County minority voters and increase voter turnout effort, comply with National and District Voter Registration Education and Mobilization (VREM) guidelines plus highlight actions and voter suppression tactics and policies that adversely impact the African American or minority community.  While doing this great service, it provided the brothers an opportunity to fellowship with each other and distributed bottle water and snacks as the voters entered and exited the polling place.

There were several Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter brothers who participated in making this a tremendous event a success, to include a visit from Brother Harvey L. Woodson Jr. (Chairman, Third District Social Action Committee). The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter continue to look forward to engaging in uplifting and providing scholarship to the community regarding VREM.





Download Voter Registration, Education, and Mobilization (VREM)

We are asking the Omega Men with the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter to make a concerted effort to participate with our aggressive Voter Registration, Education, and Mobilization (VREM) program this year. Continue reading "2016 PSI ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER VREM RATIONALE:"