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  12-10-2010
 

 

ExxonMobil hosts the General President at the National Urban League Dinner
 
   
General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. was the guest of ExxonMobil at the National Urban League Dinner in New York, November 18, 2010. Above, from left: Mason with National Urban League President and CEO Brother Marc H. Morial; with former New York Mayor Brother David N. Dinkins; with Brother Leonard James, ExxonMobil corporate policy advisor.

 
Fraternity AVPs visit Cornell University for Founders’ Day
 
During the Founders’ Day celebration Assistant Vice Presidents, including Brothers Cameron Thierry, Midwest (far right); Christopher Harvey, Southwest (2nd from right); (3rd from right) Jonathan G. Leon, East; and Kenneth L. Wright, Jr., South, joined brothers of Alpha Chapter, and others, at the campus Alpha Phi Alpha Founders’ memorial site at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Sigma Lambda celebrates 85 years
during Founders’ Day festivities

 
Brothers of Sigma Lambda welcomed General President Mason back to New Orleans during its Founders’ Day celebration. The brothers worshipped at the Sixth Street Baptist Church, led by Pastor Brother Torin T. Sanders.
Brothers attend annual Bayou Classic
at Louisiana Superdome
 
 
 
Brothers at the Bayou Classic, from left: Don Weston, chief of staff to the general president; 27th General President Charles C. Teamer Sr.; Washington, D.C. Councilman Marion Barry; General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr.; and Southwestern Regional Vice President Roderick L. Smothers.


 
Grambling Alpha brothers rock the Bayou Classic Step Show; win first place. Above: General President Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr. holding the trophy, congratulates the brothers on their success.
 
Alphas attend Executive Leadership Dinner in
New York 
  At the Executive Leadership Dinner, pictured above from left: Brothers Kevin Carr, National Basketball Association vice
president of community and player programs; Todd Corley, Abercrombie and Fitch senior vice president; General President
Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr.; and actor Hill Harper, master of ceremonies.
 
General President Mason represented the fraternity at the Abercrombie and Fitch Executive Leadership Dinner in New York on October 28, 2010.  Brother Mason was the guest of Abercrombie and Fitch Senior Vice President Brother Todd Corley. This event brings together the highest ranking African Americans in Fortune 500 companies.
 
The Honorable Brother Judge Damon J. Keith
is honored by Gamma Lambda Chapter
 
  
General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. places the Alpha Icon Medal around the neck of Brother Damon J. Keith at a
special brunch in his honor at the Detroit Athletic Club, Novemeber 13, 2010.
 
 
  At the Keith Ceremony, pictured above from left: Gamma Lambda Chapter President Richard James; 31st General President
Harry E. Johnson, Sr.; Judge Damon J. Keith, General President Herman "Skip Mason, Jr.;
Midwestern Regional Vice President Mark Tillman; and Midwestern Regional Assistant Vice President Cameron Thierry.
 
More than 300 members of the fraternity from around the country packed the Detroit Athletic Club to salute Brother Damon J. Keith on November 13, 2010. Keith has been a brother for more than 71 years, and has been a federal appeals court judge of distinction since 1967.  He was awarded the Alpha Icon Medal by the general president. Brothers saluted him with a recitation of the poem “Invictus."
 
 
Beta Chapter hosts talk on
“Man and Religion” at Howard University
 
 
 
Pictured above: General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. joined renowned scholar Brother Dr. Cain Hope Felder at a symposium on "Man and Religion” on Monday, November 15, 2010 at Howard University. The event was hosted by Beta Chapter which is seated at Howard University.
 Civil rights veterans join Martin Luther King Jr.’s
fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha
holds initiation ceremony in Atlanta
 
Alpha Phi Alpha’s newest members. From left: the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery; Leonard James; the Rev. C. T. Vivian;
Martin Luther King III; Robert Franklin; the Very Rev. Robert Wright; John W. Franklin; Tim King;
and Reuben McDaniel. Photo by Bryan J.A. Kelly.  
The fraternity inducted nine men, including: the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who along with fellow Alpha member Martin Luther King Jr., founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a fellow lieutenant of King’s in the American Civil Rights Movement; King’s son, Martin Luther King III, former president of the SCLC, who now is president and CEO of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change; John W. Franklin, son of the late historian and Alpha member John Hope Franklin, who is program manager at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.; Robert M. Franklin, president of Morehouse College in Atlanta; the Very Rev. Robert C. Wright, the 10th rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, one of the oldest black Episcopal congregations in the U.S.; Reuben McDaniel III, president and CEO of Jackson Securities and a member of the Atlanta Board of Education; Timothy J. King, founder, president and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a network of public college-prep boys’ schools in Chicago; and Leonard James III, ExxonMobil’s corporate policy advisor on diversity and community outreach.
The group’s “line name” or class was dubbed the “Divine Nine.”
After the ceremony, the fraternity held a special dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta. At the dinner all but one of the fraternity’s past general (national) presidents were in attendance and gave remarks. They charged the new Alpha members to live up to the aims and ideals of the fraternity of leading and serving.
During the ceremony, Brother Andrew Young, another key lieutenant of King and a former ambassador to the United Nations, spoke of the new brothers coming full circle.
“Most of you have been walking in the light of Alpha all these years, and now you have finally have made it official.” Young said.
Young, like Martin Luther King Jr., joined Alpha Phi Alpha as a college student 60 years ago and worked alongside Lowery and Vivian during the heated years of the Civil Rights Movement.
Lowery, 89, the eldest of the new group, delivered remarks on behalf of the initiates. His “unbrief” remarks, as he jokingly called them, came with the same spirit and fervor he’s been known for over the past 60 years, up to his stirring benediction at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009.
 King documentary to be produced 

 
 
Brother Martin Luther King, III sits before the camera for an interview to be used in the documentary being produced by the fraternity about his father, the late Brother Martin Luther King Jr. The documentary will chronicle and highlight his father's participation in Alpha and the journey to build the Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Excerpts of the documentary will be shown at the Chicago General Convention in June and during the memorial dedication weekend in August.
 
 


Pictured above is actor, producer and businessman Tim Reid (center), who completed membership intake, and was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity on Sunday November 14, 2010. He is shown with brothers and officers of the fraternity. Seated from left: Georgia District Director Ron Natson; 25th General President James R. Williams; Reid; General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., and Southern Regional Assistant Vice President Kenneth L. Wright Jr.
 
 
Tim Reid initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Rho Lambda Celebrates Founders' Day
 
 
General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. (left of seal) and Executive Director William Douglass Lyle (right of seal) join the brothers of Alpha Rho Lambda in Columbus, Ohio, and surrounding chapters for the 3rd Annual Jewel Awards Luncheon held at the Columbus Hyatt Regency on Saturday, Dec. 4. Brother Mason delivered the keynote address; Brother Lyle shared in the historical recollection of 100 years of Alpha in Ohio. More than 400 attended. Ohio District Director Willis Lonzer, Ohio Assistant District Director Frederick Cox, former Western Region Vice President Kenneth Venable and Alpha Rho Lambda's Chapter President Milton Woodard also attended the event.
 
Albany Brothers celebrate Founders' Day
 
 
 
Brothers of Delta Delta Chapter at Albany State University in Albany, Ga., welcomed General President Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr., to their Founders' Day dinner at the Stonebridge Country Club on December 5, 2010. The event was hosted by Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter. Pictured above from left: Brothers T. Marshall Jones, president of Gamma Omicron Lambda; David King; Devuan Lightner; Joseph Shelfeid; Fremont Lowe; Brother Mason; Ali'Yah Arnold, "Miss Albany State University" and Brother Demario Curtis. 
Membership Matters
 
Brothers please take this time to log onto AlphaNET and update your profile information with your correct contact information.  Also, there are a few additional questions we would like you to answer to better assist us here in the corporate office.  One question in particular pertains to if you would like to obtain THE SPHINX magazine in hardcopy or an electronic version
 
We are also asking brothers to upload your resumes to the Career Center via AlphaNET.  Our goal is to obtain at least 300 new resumes.  This will assist us in connecting brothers with opportunities within your respective field.
GreekDiversity.com:
Post your resume. Win an iPad. Find a Job.
 
Register and post your resume on the GreekDiversity Job Board by December 31, 2010 and you could win an Apple iPad!
Employers have shown immense interest in recruiting educated, service-oriented Alpha Phi Alpha members. They are looking for Alpha alumni and collegiate members at GreekDiversity.com, the official job board of America’s historically black fraternities.
GreekDiversity.com is a long-term resource for all members’ professional advancement. We need strong member representation on this site. Be sure to register and share GreekDiversity with your brothers. The job board is new and growing daily, so get involved now to make this a successful career tool for your future.
A resume on GreekDiversity works for you. Now it could win you an iPad.
Visit GreekDiversity.com for more details on the iPad contest. Start the New Year off with a new job –
and a new iPad. 
You can link to GreekDiversity from our national website. Contact info@greekdiversity.com for more information. Join GreekDiversity on Twitter and Facebook.
Register for Chicago Today!
        
Please click here  to register for the 105th Anniversary Convention | 91st General Convention in Chicago, Illinois on June 21-25, 2011. This convention stands as the "Gateway" to our assembling in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and dedicate the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Highlights of the convention include  the 58th Anniversary of Brother Dr. King's initiation into Alpha, town hall meeting on gang violence and killings in Chicago and the celebrated "Sons of Alpha" production featuring the sons of noted brothers including Cornel West, Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell to name a few. If you attended the "Daughters of Alpha" at the New Orleans General Convention in 2009, you will not want to miss this. There will be wonderful activities for ladies and other guests and children. Make sure you register them as well.
 
EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS DECEMBER 31, 2010
THERE IS NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
  
Registration will increase on January 1, 2011

REGISTER EARLY!!! Please take advantage of Alpha’s convenient payment plan. SPACE WILL BE LIMITED for this convention. 
There will be a cutoff and there will be no guarantee of convention materials for brothers who register after March 1, 2011.
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