Eta Nu displaying awards won at the Florida Statewide Organization Meeting in Panama City, Florida — L-r: Brothers Melvin Davis, Feirmon Johnson, James St. Louis, Daryl Johnson, Antonio Brihm, Lennox George, Willie Bouyie, Harry Harrell, Calvin Lamar, FSO First Vice State Representative Clifford Wimberly and William Lyons.
By Sylvester “Nunnie” Robinson HN-’70
The Eta Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. dominated the other 30 chapters from Key West to Pensacola, capturing multiple awards at the Florida Statewide Organization meeting which convened in Panama City, Fla. on Sept. 11-14- 2014 at the Wyndham Bay Point Resort. A contingent of brothers led by three-term Basileus Antonio Brihm traveled by bus to Panama City with confident assurance and great expectations, completely cognizant of the tremendous work that the brothers had invested in the fraternity’s mandated programs and the community initiatives fundamental to Eta Nu’s social action committee. Of the eight major awards in the large chapter category (51 members or more), Eta Nu was awarded first place in seven: Chapter of the Year, Social Action Chapter of the Year, Artifacts and Memorabilia, Scholarship, Talent Hunt, Citizen of the Year and The Founders Award. And though we didn’t win Omega Man of the Year, Brother Melvin Davis, HN’s Omega Man of the Year and our unparalleled Social Action chair, was undoubtedly de-serving of this most auspicious award.
Davis states with great pride “Working for Omega is an honor and privilege, knowing that eight thoroughly immersed will always prevail.” For much of the new millennium, Eta Nu’s success as one of the premier chapters in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has been profoundly evident, having won the state and district afore-mentioned awards on numerous occasions.
The significance of these accomplishments cannot be over-stated since eligibility for district awards is predicated on a chapter’s performance at the state level. Several HN brothers at-tended the FSO meeting along with Basileus Brihm and Social Action Chairman Brother Davis: Feirmon Johnson, James St. Louis, Daryl Johnson, Lennox George, Willie Bouyie, Harry Harrell, Calvin Lamar, FSO First vice State Representative Clifford Wimberly, and William Lyons. The fraternity’s mandated programs, the political climate and community needs will inspire the brothers to greater heights and excellence in all future Fraternal endeavors.