Omega Psi Phi,Fraternity, Inc.

OMICRON

OMEGA

2015 Omega Flowers Valentine Program Uplifting Our Senior Community

 

We are the Omicron Omega Chapter (OΩ) of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity Inc.

 

I am the presiding Basileus, James Thornton, Jr. (2014-2018) and would like to thank you for visiting our site as we continue our traditions of Uplifting our community by working with you; its citizens.

 

OΩ is the proud recipients of the 3rd District's 2011 Social Action Small Chapter of the Year Award.

 

The Omega Men of Omicron Omega (OΩ), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, are an integral part of the Lawrenceville, VA Community and surrounding counties. We support our mission to be good stewards to the citizens of Lawrenceville and all areas. The Men of OΩ sponsor and support a wide range of service, educational, and humanitarian activities. OΩ engages in and welcomes a wide array of challenging, but always gratifying and uplifting work for others. As Omega Men, it is our obligation to uplift our fellow communities. It is and has always been our honor to be of service to others. Like the knights of old, we figuratively wear our armor and bare our shield to serve mankind.

 

 Omicron Omega Chapter Founded in 1950 in Lawrenceville, Virginia, nine (9) Brothers of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity seeking to demonstrate “Friendship Is Essential To The Soul”, joined together to organize the OMICRON OMEGA (OΩ) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Most of the Chapter Brothers who organized OΩ were employees at Saint Paul’s College. Brother Joseph E. Thompson was elected the first Basileus. Other officers were Brothers: William H. Whitehurst, Sr., Vice-Basileus; Dudley F. Henry, Keeper of Records and Seal; F. A. Patterson, Keeper of Finance; Paul Miller, Keeper of Peace; O.G. Walker, Chaplain; H.L. MacLin, Chapter Editor; and Tenus F. Thompson, Dean of Pledgees. While not an official office, Brother A.H. Turner served as the Chapter’s Liaison to the Community. The Omicron Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity was the first fraternity and/or sorority to organize an undergraduate fraternity or sorority chapter on the campus of Saint Paul’s College. In 1951, Omicron Omega sought and was granted a charter for EPSILON GAMMA, the first undergraduate fraternity or sorority chapter on the campus of Saint Paul’s College.

Brother Colonius Avent

Brother Anthony Blalock

Brother Bowman Burton *

Brother Larry Cherry

Brother Michael Hinton

Brother Winfred P. Hudgins, Sr. *^

Brother Elmore Jones **

Brother Kendrick Kelly

Brother Howard Mitchell

Brother Ronnel Pearson

Brother Dr. Robert L. Satcher, Sr.

Brother Grayson Smith

Brother Keith Stradford *

Brother William Washington

 

* Life Members

** 60+ year members

*^50+ year members

Brother James Thornton, Jr.

Basileus

 

Hon. Brother William Herrington

Immediate Past Basileus

 

Brother Michael Hinton

Vice-Basileus

 

Brother Russell Carter

Keeper of Records and Seal

 

Brother Ronnell Pearson

Keeper of Finance

 

Brother Troy Johnson

Editor

 

Brother Marcus Leggett

Chaplain

 

Brother Anthony Blalock

Keeper of Peace

ACHIEVEMENT WEEK

SCHOLARSHIP

SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS

TALENT HUNT PROGRAM

MEMORIAL SERVICE

RECLAMATION AND RETENTION

COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND

HEALTH INITIATIVES

ACHIEVEMENT WEEK

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Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history. Achievement Week is observed in November of each year and is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for black Americans. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors. College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.

SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters are expected to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity’s international budget is allocated to scholarships through the Charles R. Drew Scholarship Commission.

SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS

All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that will uplift their communities. An international committee will coordinate the multifaceted programs of the various chapters. Some of the activities under the umbrella of social action include, but are not limited to: voter registration, education and “getting out the vote”; Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; volunteering time to charities and less fortunate individuals; mentoring; and participation in fund-raisers for charities such as American Diabetes Association, United Way, Sickle Cell Anemia, etc.

TALENT HUNT PROGRAM

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This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the Performing Arts. Winners of the competition are awarded recognition for their talents. Awards may include college scholarships.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

March 12th of each year has been established as Memorial Day. Chapters are expected to conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.

RECLAMATION AND RETENTION

A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status so that they may enjoy the full benefits of Omega.

COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND

Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000.00 to Historically Black College Institutions (HBCU) in furtherance of Omega’s commitment to provide philanthropic support. Chapters are assessed donations based on chapter size.

HEALTH INITIATIVES

All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities by promoting good health practices. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the health directives at the local level. Some of the programs under the umbrella of Health Initiatives are the Charles Drew Blood Drive (normally held in June), AIDS/HIV Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association Partnership. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional health initiatives under the umbrella of the Health Initiatives mandate.

VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION

ll levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities through the power of the vote. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the directives at the local level. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional voter initiatives under the umbrella of the Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization mandate.

NAACP

Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. In the event that a chapter or district is not a life member of the NAACP, it must maintain a yearly membership to be in Good Standing with the fraternity. Furthermore, all members of the fraternity are strongly encouraged to become members of the NAACP.

WELCOME

2014 Exec. Officers

Chapter Members