By Charles Moseley
Brother Johnnie B. Smith Jr. of Plantation, Fla., was elected Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Seventh District Keeper of Finance at the Fraternity’s 77th annual District meeting in Atlanta, Ga. on April 12. The Seventh District includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. Brother Smith will be responsible for the financial oversite and reporting of the District finances.
Brother Smith was initiated in the spring of 1985 at Omicron Epsilon Chapter, Bethune Cookman University (BC-U). He is currently an active member of the graduated chapter Zeta Chi Chapter in Fort Lauderdale. Brother Smith is also a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi.
The Seventh District is the largest district of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and throughout the years has been one of the great standard bearers in the fraternity. The Seventh District’s history of professionalism and due diligence has influenced the international headquarters of the fraternity in how they have implemented changes to improve efficiency and operations.
Other examples of the Seventh Districts impact on the fraternity include the formation of the Lampados Club, the Leadership Conference, an inspector general; data based mechanization for membership, a modernized registration process with photos on identification badges, and the utilization of CD’s in lieu of paper reports.
Brother Smith’s objective as the chief financial officer of the Seventh District is to continue to lead and develop innovative programs to enhance the fraternity’s operations.