|Brothers fellowshipping at dinner|
Gamma Pi's growing influence and results in Uplifting Prince George's County were evident throughout the week's programs, from the Sunday, November 12 worship service to the Saturday, November 18 communitywide awards and recognition program. The underlying theme of it all centered on the importance of full participation and service to community as outlined by the Founders.
It began with the Brothers' visit to Greater Bethesda Baptist Church pastored by Gamma Pi Chaplain Bro. Rev. Brian King, on November 12.
Next, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker reminded Gamma Pi Brothers and Fraternity guests at the November 16 Brothers Only Dinner that the vast talents and abilities of Omega men are contributing to community Uplift all over. He used the example of Omega men who have been called to serve Prince George's other than himself. Bro. Baker reminisced about his days as an Alpha Chapter Brother at Howard University "back in the day", recalling the Brothers during the dinner. Grand Keeper of Records & Seal Bro. Kenneth Rodgers also greeted the Brothers along with Gamma Pi's first Basileus and founding member Bro. Tim McIntosh.
|Bro. Alfonzo Powell delivers keynote at program|
In speaking to community and chapter honorees, he said, "You were chosen because your body of work, that which has come to define you, has set you apart from those who have come to define themselves as simply, ordinary....The reason you have been set out above the rest is because you have demonstrated that you are driven by a sense, a use a vision ... that has proven to be greater than yourself."
Achievement Week award winners were Bro. Darryl Thompson (Omega Man of the Year), Bro. Gordon Everett (Founders' Award), Bro. Kevin Greenwood (Superior Service Award), Bro. Brian King (Religious Leader of the Year), Bro. Ikey Staton (Educator of the Year), community leader William Paige (Citizen of the Year) and John Morgan III (Student Athlete of the Year). In addition, Bro. Greenwood was also named Committee Chairman of the Year.
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|2017 Omega Man of the Year Bro. Darryl Thompson|
|Grand KRS Bro. Rodgers (Center) with Founders and Basileus Lee|