Local fraternity chapter to be named Region’s Best Award for Community Service
By Robert Frazier
The Miami Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has proven that fraternity life is not left behind on college campuses, nor is the group’s commitment to public service.
That is why while also serving as host local chapter of the Fraternity’s regional 64th Provincial Meeting, the Miami Alumni Chapter will also be named the Southern Province’s Alumni Chapter of the Year(Medium size), at a public meeting on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7 p.m., at the Hilton Downtown Miami Hotel (1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132).
The Miami Alumni chapter will be recognized for its contributions made to the Miami community, such as working with the Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Travon Martin Foundation, Big Time Boys, Little Haiti Optimist Club, Farm Share and the Archbishop McCarthy Seniors Residence.
More than 580 members of the fraternity are expected to attend the conference including the Fraternity’s Grand Polemarch or National President, William “Randy” S. Bates, Jr., Esq. Also in attendance will be Thomas L. Battles, Jr., the Fraternity’s Senior Grand Vice Polemarch or National Vice President, a native of Miami, and graduate of Miami Central High School and Regional Director, Southeast Region, with the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an international Greek-letter service organization, founded in 1911 on the Campus of Indiana University.
Since inception the organization has grown to over 150,000 members with chapters all around the world.
Southern Province includes chapters in the states of Florida and Alabama as well as The Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Island.
During the course of this weekend the organization has events open to the public that will support efforts to raise funds for their local Miami Alumni Kappa League and Guide Right Programs. Events include a Kappa Komedy Show on Friday, April 24, 2014 at 9 p.m., at Jokes on the Beach located at 1601 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village. The weekend will be Kaptivated by their Signature Event “Kappa Kasino Royale 2014”, a Black Tie formal event, (Black & White Formal attire preferred) on Saturday, April 26 with a cocktail hour beginning at 9pm. This event will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown located at 1601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami, Fla 33132. For tickets and more information regarding any of these events, contact Robert Chris Frazier at (305) 798- 0859.