My Brothers of The Massive and Progressive 12th District,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is my deepest desire that this correspondence finds you doing OMEGA fine! There’s an old adage that says, “Time passes fast, when you’re having fun.” It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that I was soliciting your support to serve as your 32nd 12th District Repre- sentative. I still remember the great sense of humility I felt when receiving the support of the brotherhood. You should know that I have not taken this immense honor and responsibility lightly.
The year has brought with it extreme highs as well as its challenges, but together we have persevered through them all and for that I am eternally grateful. Over the past year, we have done more to fortify our spiritual foot- ing, strategically plan for the future, improve our infrastructure, effectively plan for the 80th Grand Conclave, continue to foster the development of leaders, treat one another with brotherly kindness while furthering Ome- ga’s cause by making a positive impact on the communities we serve. However, our work is not done!!!!
Even though we may still be climbing, it is important to stop every once and a while to smell the roses. It is in that spirit that I hope you’ll enjoy this addition of our 12th District News Letter. It is a written testimony of all of the great work that many of the chapters within the 12th District have been engaged in. Additionally, it high- lights stalwart brothers for their contributions, provides interesting tidbits for financial growth as well as infor- mation to fill your Omega Lamp.
I want to personally thank Bro. Myron E. Reed, our 12th District Director of Public Relations for his steadfast- ness in developing this communication tool. I equally encourage you to work with your chapters to make sure that your stories are told to us all.
Brother Walker, 12th District Representative
Comedian, entertainer, and TV personality Steve Harvey and crew visited Los Angeles the weekend of January 22 – 24 to engage young men ages 13 to 18 in learning lessons of Manhood 101. The event was held on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC).
Brothers of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., were present to lend their support to the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program. Steve Harvey’s twin daughters Brandi and Karli were present and in charge of the activities for the weekend.
Social Action Chapter of the Year
Undergraduate Chapter – Lambda
Graduate Chapter (Small) – Zeta Rho
Graduate Chapter (Large) – Tau Tau
Superior Service Award
Bro. Kent Jones, Tau Tau Chapter
Bro. Gerald Dugas, Rho Iota Iota Chapter
Col. Charles Young Award
Bro. Lt. Oluyesimi Sericki, Omicron Nu Chapter
Citizen of the Year
Ms. Channel Powe (representing Phi Iota Chapter)
Undergraduate Chapter Advisor of the Year
Bro. William Rochester, Lambda Omicron Chapter
Omega Man of the Year
Graduate – Bro. Charles L. Moore Jr., Pi Rho Chapter
Undergraduate – Bro. Branden Berry, Lambda Chapter
Reclamation Chapters of the Year
Small Chapter: Phi Omicron
Large Chapter: Tau Tau