May 30th, 2012
(Top, from left) Bro. Samuel Hercules, Bro. Caesar Raynor, Bro. Anthony Grice, Bro. Eric Tarver, Bro. Shawn Cheatham, Bro. Reuben Wilkerson, Bro. Richard Peterson, Bro. Anthony Howard, Bro. Torrino Harvey, Bro. Eugene Aiken, Jr., Bro. George Bowles (Bottom, from left) Bro. Richard Cash, Bro. Merlon Pinnock, and Bro. Samuel Tucker.
Newburgh - On April 28, 2012, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. assembled at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bust located on the corner MLK Blvd and Colden St. for their first photo shoot of Brothers that reside in the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY. The gathering concluded with brunch at Elvedge Restaurant, where more Brothers and guests from surrounding chapters came by to fellowship.
Keynote speaker Bro. George Bowles spoke on the importance of Alpha service needed in Newburgh and getting back to the basics. According to Chapter President Shawn Cheatham, this gathering was long overdue and was very much necessary because it gave the Brothers an opportunity to get reacquainted and be reminded of the fraternity aims of service. Congratulations and gratitude went to event organizer Bro. Merlon Pinnock for the success of this “Alpha Round-Up 2012.”
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans, was founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Kappa Upsilon Lambda is the alumni chapter servicing the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Interested men are encouraged to send correspondence to P.O. Box 1862, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or visit www.alpha-phi-alpha.com to learn more about Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.