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October 2017

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Kevin Spruill - A Champion

This summer Bro. Kevin Spruill (4-13-ΤΩ), was selected to compete as a member of the USA National Jiu Jitsu Team.
Just a week ago Kevin traveled internationally to compete in the World Council of Jiu Jitsu Organisations (eastern spelling) 2017 World Championships in Queensland Australia.
The tournaments began on Thursday October 26, 2017.  After six bouts and six rounds Kevin found himself at the top of the podium, a World Jiu Jitsu Champion.
He raised the capital to travel in just two months, lost an extra 10 lbs. while there to make weight and still fought contenders above his weight class.
Congratulations Kevin!  We are all very proud of your accomplishment.
YIO,
Bro. Wilson Lester (5-13-TΩ)
Chapter Editor

November 2016

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Omegas deliver Thanksgiving cheer to Ray Warren Residents

The Tau Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated its Achievement Week with a week of activities designed to uplift the community. Fraternity members spent time cleaning a segment of roadway as part of teh state’s adopt-a-highway anti-litter campaign.Members also served as reading tutors for African American male youth.

By Yasmine Regester

The passing of Bro. Walter Brower

Bro. Walter Lyle Brower, 87, died Monday, November 14, 2016. Omega service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 600 E. Florida Street, Greensboro. Visitation with the family begins at 11:00 am followed by the service at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Forestlawn Cemetery.

Bro. Alvin C. Powell at unveiling of Simkins historic marker

Bro. Alvin C. Powell, MD., immediate past president of the Greensboro Medical Society talks about the substandard healthcare received by African Americans in segregated hospitals across the South prior to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ landmark 1963 decision in Simkins v. Cone.  Dr Simkins, Jr., is the son of Tau Omega chapter founder Dr. George Simkins, Sr.

October 2016

Tau Omega Deliver water to Lumberton

Brothers Of Tau Omega Chapter:
On behalf of the Beta Nu Chapter and the Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to thank your chapter members for supporting our community during the devastating flooding experience from Hurricane Matthew. From all accounts, it appears that the road to recovery will be long and costly and many families will never recovery what has been lost due to this unexpected disaster.
I would like to however, emphasize that your concern and generosity for our community has elevated the true spirit of recovery for community members, who visited our disaster relief location, at the African American Cultural Center, and others throughout the Lumberton area. It also afforded the members of Beta Nu and Chi Mu Chapters an opportunity to share the helping hand of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, as we attempted to uplift community members while distributing water, disaster relief packages, clothes, and cleaning supplies to our needy families. Please know that you can view pictures of all services rendered by viewing the Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc. Facebook page.
Again, thanks for the support and uplift during this relief and recovery experience. Just know that truly you have made a difference in the lives of many.
Sincerely,
Alphonzo McRae, Jr.
Alphonzo McRae, Jr., Basileus

September 2016

Sundress & Seersucker Day Party

Sundress & Seersucker Day Party this Saturday, September 17th at The W on Elm from 2p to 7p. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT for this event. We need brothers to: direct patrons to Eventbrite as listed on the flyer, sell tickets, and attend the event this Saturday. We appreciate the brothers who have already sold tickets, but we still require the support of all to ensure the success of this event. Please contact Bro. Atiba Wright at 336-340-5458 today for tickets. Thank you for your support.

August 2016

Family Fun Day

Please come out for some fun, food, and fellowship as we are having our annual Family Day tomorrow at Bur Mil Park. We will be at Shelter #1 beginning at 2pm to 7pm. Activities for the entire family includes a golfing range, Par 3 course, volleyball courts, tennis courts, fishing pond, swimming pool at a cost of  $4(ages 12 and below) or $5, and playgrounds. We look forward to celebrating with you all and your families

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April 2016

Bro. Lester elected as new GCDF Executive Director

GREENSBORO, NC April 9, 2016 Greensboro Community Development Fund (GCDF) announced today that Wilson A. Lester, III. has joined GCDF in the position of Executive Director.

In his new position, Wilson, 32, serves as chief administrative officer of the organization for the Board of Directors, overseeing all day-to-day administration and management of operations, marketing, lending functions, site visits, borrowers, fundraising and the long-range strategy and program development.

“Wilson’s 12-years of experience in entrepreneurism, program development and implementation of federal grant programs makes him an outstanding addition to the GCDF. His in-depth knowledge of community relations and engagement will be an asset to the GCDF as we continue to improve our support systems of economic empowerment and development of Women and African-American owned businesses in the Piedmont Triad,” said Gerry McCants, Chairman of the Board, owner of McCants Communications and 6th District Economic Development Chair.

Prior to joining GCDF, Lester was a Coordinator for a federal-grant housed at Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford, NC where he was responsible for managing external partnerships, developing programmatic systems, federal reporting, marketing, and and providing services to support veterans transitioning from military service to higher education.

Wilson holds a B.B.A. from Greensboro College, Six-Sigma Certification from North Carolina A&T State University and is completing his MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University Eli Broad School of Business

March 2016

Bro. Avent Awarded

February 2016

Bro. Larry Archie deploys to Kuwait for a year

Bro. Archie sends us greeting from Kuwait.  Bro. Archie will be stationed in Kuwait for the next year, so if you would like to send Bro. Archie a package while he is there, his contact information is below:

LTC Larry L. Archie

CJTF – Surgeons Cell – Kuwait

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