Volume 2, Issue 3 Memphis Greek Speak
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.
Of the Memphis Metropolitan Area
Articles: MMAPHC welcomes Sorors and Fraters Back
• Library Cove
Library Cove Project Begins
• Sigma Conclave President Anthony Kimball progresses. The Library Cove on site celebrating the opening
and the President Council of Project begins with donations ceremony.
• Greek Weekend the MMAPHC will be of History Books of each
presenting the Library Cove African-American Greek- The President Council consists
project in September. The Lettered Organization under of 10 presidents and are as
purpose of the project is to the NPHC umbrella. The follows: AKA-BEO, Soror
educate our young people Marilyn Evans; AKA-PLO
history books will be placed in
about the importance of a special section of the Main Soror LaSherrie Bates; ΑΦΔ
fraternities and sororities, Library located on Poplar Frater Frank Patterson; ΔΣΘ
who were some of the great Avenue where students and Soror Pat Moore; ΚΑΨ-MEM
Fraters and Sorors, the others can view the book for aFrater Samuel King; ΚΑΨ-
importance of the NPHC and small fee. G’TOWN Frater Billy Brown;
MMAPHC and what Greek ΩΨΦ Frater Wilfred Fisher;
organizations can do for The Opening Ceremony will be ΦΒΣ Frater Anthony Kimball;
them. held on September ,2003 at 6 ΣΓΡ Soror Geneva Allen; and
p.m. at the Main Library on the Current President of ΖΦΒ.
Individual Highlights: The project will host a series Poplar Avenue. Each president
of different topics as the time of the ten (10) chapters will be
President’s Corner 1
Greetings Fraters and Sorors, Kudos for a job well done to
Since the last newsletter was chairperson Soror Pamela Segrest
printed, several events have for a successful Greek Weekend.
occurred. Some were glorius, Everyone seemed to have enjoyed
while other were tragic. Such as themselves.
the power outage due to the July
22nd windstorm. Yet, we are Sisterly yours,
thankful that our lives were
spared. The good news is that
the Memphis Chapter of Phi Beta Charlotte M. Freeman
Sigma Fraternity, Inc. hosted
their National Conclave down by
the river. All of us had a
wonderful time with the Brothers
of Blue and White.
Remember the NPHC National
Convention will be held October
23-27 in Dallas, TX. Look for
more on the NPHC website at
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On Friday, July 11, 2003, the Sigma
Brothers came together at the
Convention Center to recognize some
notable men at their African American
Male Image Awards Banquet.
Honorees included: Roderick Paige,
United States Secretary of Education;
Dwayne Ashley, President of the
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., Michael
Cristal, ΦΒΣ Regional Director;
Herman Morris, President/CEO of
MLGW; Bishop G. E. Patterson,
Presiding Bishop of COGIC; and Rod
Barnes, Ole Miss’ Basketball Head
Men were not the only ones who were
honored. There were some women, too.
Our President Charlotte M. Freeman, Ph.D., at Greek Weekend 2003
On Saturday, July 12, Phi Beta Sigma
swimwear, evening gown and held their Women of Achievement
Sigma National question/answer competition. When the Awards Luncheon and Fashion Show.
competitions were all over, one winner Honored were: The Honorable Bernice
Conclave 2003 emerged: Ms. Nythea Pilar. She is an Bouie Donald, Judge, U.S. District
Court, Western District of Tennessee;
Atlanta, GA native studying biology at
the College of Charleston in Charleston, The Honorable Earnestine Hunt Dorse,
South Carolina. Municipal Court Judge, City of
Memphis; Lois Jefferson Gilder, retired
Memphis school teacher; and Marieta
W. Harris, Associate Superintendent,
Memphis City Schools. Additional
honorees included Doris A. Randle-
Holt, International Legal Advisor of
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Edith
H. Kelly-Green, Vice President and
The Tau Iota Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Chief Sourcing Officer, FEDEX
Sigma Fraternity, Inc. hosted the Corporation; and Vanessa Rogers Long,
National Conclave in Memphis, TN. Frater Darryl Anderson County Director, Department of Human
The convention started on July 8, 2003, ΤΙΣ Chapter now has a Brother who Services, Coahoma County, MS. These
beginning with an Opening Ceremony serves on the National level. Frater ladies were congratulated for their
and a Presidential Reception, which Darryl Anderson is the 1st Vice- contributions to the community and
were held at the Cannon Center. There President of the Phi Beta Sigma their professions. The Mistress of
were other well-known figures in Fraternity, Inc. Frater Anderson was the Ceremonies was Soror Barbara C.
attendance at the National Conclave. MMAPHC’s Founder’s Day speaker in Moore, 22nd International President of
May 2003. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The
The Memphis Chapter of ΦΒΣ hosted a Fashion Show featured the Erole
Step Show. MMAPHC President Soror The Future Leaders’ Luncheon was Expose from Memphis, TN.
Charlotte M. Freeman was one of the another event of the conclave. As the
judges to judge the performances of President of the Thurgood Marshall During the convention, their President,
several fraternities. Not only did they Scholarship Fund, Frater Dwayne Frater Arthur R. Thomas, Esq. was re-
have a step show, they hosted a beauty Ashley was the keynote speaker of the elected as the International President of
pageant. ΦΒΣ presented the Phi Beta program. During the luncheon, the the fraternity. As he pursues his second
Sigma Pageant. Six women were Brothers recognized fraternal members term as the fraternity’s international
judged according to their talent, for their academics and full college president, he continues to stick by their
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(continued from last page) Everyone were enjoying themselves by Others
theme, “Bridging The Gap.” doing their own individual step 10/22-25/03 – NPHC National
routines, Chinese Checkers, The Conference – Dallas, TX
Tau Iota Sigma Chapter brought home Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide, The Bus Stop
many recognitions and awards. The and so on. If you did not attend this MPHC Officers
Memphis Chapter have always been great event, you have missed a treat. Charlotte M. Freeman,Ph.D.
recognized the largest graduate chapter MMAPHC hoped to make it bigger and President
in the country, consisting 150+ Brothers. better than ever in 2004!!!!! See you Gwendolyn G. Shorter
They won the following: National next year!!!!!
Alumni Step Champions, National Vice-President
Undergraduate Step Champions, Runner Calendar of Events Chenata Jordan
Up for Chapter of the Year, Most AKA – ΒΕΏ Secretary
Register Brother Award, and their Local 9/6/03 – Health Fair – Goodwill Beta Epsilon Omega
Treasurer, Brother Lorenzo Pugh II, was Homes
appointed as the National Auditor.
10/10-12/03 – State Meeting – Clara G. Hill
Chattanooga, TN Treasurer
MMAPHC Greek National Conclave 2004 - TBA
Weekend 2003 ZΦΒ Chaplain
10/16-18/03 – State Meeting – Odell Nathaniel
Soror Pamela Segrest and The 12/20/03 – Miss Blue Revue
MMAPHC hosted the Greek Weekend 1/4/04 – Founder’s Day Darryl Butler
2003. The weekend started with a Poetry ΚΑΨ Custodian
Night at Precious Cargo on Friday, June September – Voter Registration –
27th. The Poetry Night was chaired by TBA
Soror Nicole Clark. The Greeks gathered 1/10/04 – Founder’s Day Historian
on Saturday morning, June 28th, at the 1/17/04 – Closed Banquet Willie Davis, Jr.
Audubon Park, Cherry Road, for the 10/4/03 - Fashion Show – 7:14 p.m. –
Imm. Past Pres.
picnic. The place was filled with sorors Buckman Performing Arts Center -
and fraters of the each chapter and mostly $12/$15 We’re on the Web:
the members of the Phi Beta Sigma ΔΣΘ
Fraternity, Inc., showing proof that they 9/6/03 - 1st Annual Charity Auction
are ready for the National Conclave. The Gala - $25
weekend ended with a Greek Party at the ΑΦΑ
Magnolia Room, Overton Square on 9/12/03 – Evening of Rhythm & Jazz –
Saturday night. Downtown Radisson - $15 – 9:06 p.m.
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