The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Eric Capers, Editor
Junious Stanton, Reporter
My Brothers of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter:
I want to wish every Brother and your families an enjoyable and safe Holiday Season!
The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Football team lost again in the Turkey Bowl tournament. But I would like to
thank Brothers: Stephen Mack, Anthony Patterson, Sr., Charles D. McKinney, Jr., Sam Jordan, Camaron Milton,
John Kirby, DeAndre Jones, Jared Carroll, Dominique Starling, Kern Hayes, Charles Duncan, Esq., William
Farmer, Larheem Brown, Stephen Whitaker, Russ Sanders and Olumide Adeyemowas for representing Philadel-
phia Alumni Chapter. I’m glad our chapter participation has grown. Special Shout outs: to Brother Parris “Baby
Andy Reid” Sandlin for serving as coach (even though you promised me a trophy), to Brother Louis Williams
for attempting to provide his coaching knowledge and Brother James VanWright for serving as equipment man-
ager. Great Fellowship Activity!
We began the Intake process with Monday Night Football Fellowship Meet and Greet. If you have a prospective
candidate, please forward his name and contact information to Brother Tyrone Bynum.
The Black and White is coming this JUNE!! Are you ready?? Have checked your tuxedo? Does it fit? Does
your Silhouette or significant other need a new gown?? We’re going back to original format, Black and/or White
ONLY!! Please share with guests, more information will follow! Contact Brother Stan Simpkins our chairman,
if you have any questions.
Seriously, Brothers with the Holiday Season approaching it is time for us to do for those less fortunate. Please
call and/or send a card to our home bound Brothers and our Widowed Silhouettes. Brother Anthony Jackson
shared the very sad and unfortunate story of Silhouette Aprille Wickerson. Her address is 1121 Madison Street
in Chester PA and her contact number is 484-402-1071, she is again in need of assistance this Holiday Season. If
you are able, to provide toys or clothing, please contact her for specific items and sizes.
Mark your calendars, March 26th is the date for the 2010 Kappa Kabaret or Old School Kappa Party!
Ticket cost will not exceed $25!
If you need end of the year deductions, please consider our Achievement Academy!
Hope to see you at the December Chapter Meeting.
Yours in the Bond,
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was held at the Civic Center. This
CHAPTER OFFICERS KAPPA History Ball replaced the Diamond Ball as
2009-2010 Philadelphia the Principal Fund raiser of the
Chapter. Brother Jasper Reed
Polemarch Alumni Chapter was the Polemarch and Everett
Jeffrey G. Thompkins Jones was the General Chairman.
1st Vice-Polemarch Tickets were $25.00 per person.
Craig Chisholm Philadelphia Alumni
2nd Vice-Polemarch Chapter December 2002, Brother Ash-
Tyrone Bynum Of ley Cooke Sr., One of the foun-
Keeper of Records
Kappa Alpha Psi ders of the Men of BACA(Bronze
Duane E. Archie
Asst. Keeper of Records By Association for Cultural Ad-
Victor T. Wyatt Brother Rodney Whitmire vancement), an organization
Keeper of Exchequer launched by a group of Cheyney
Gary A. White University alumni and members
Asst. Keeper of Exchequer December Memories: of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Lamar Warren passed to the Chapter Invisible.
Strategus In October of 1965 Brother
Chris Fields In December of 1915, the Ep-
Cooke was assigned to organize
1st Lt. Strategus silon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi
and develop the first OIC outside
Robert Hunter Fraternity was established at Lin-
Board Members: the City of Philadelphia. This pro-
Linwood Green III gram located in Menlo Park, Cali-
Damian Jackson Esq. fornia was one of the most suc-
In December 0f 1950, stu-
Bruce Rush cessful OICs in the country.
Louis A. Williams
dents from Pennsylvania State
Brother Cooke was a power in
Paris Sandlin University, contacted Kappa Al-
OIC and in Kappa. He gave his
Chaplain pha Psi Fraternity in regard to es-
all to what he believed in.
W. Wilson Goode tablishment of a chapter on cam-
Reporter pus. This laid the groundwork for
In December of 2002, The
the beginning of the Delta Theta
Nominating Committee Chairman Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of
chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.
Anthony Jackson Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, in
Chapter Historian cooperation with the Alpha
On December 27th, 1959, The
Rodney Whitmire Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omega
Newsletter Editor Grand Conclave met in our city
th Omega Chapter, hosted a commu-
Eric Capers from Dec. 27 thru the 30 . Phila-
nity Kwanza Celebration at Ca-
From the Editor: delphia Alumni, Epsilon,
naan Baptist Church. This was the
All articles are due on the Monday Lambda, Delta Eta, and Gamma
after the Board meeting. fifth year that the Philadelphia
Omega Chapters met the chal-
The newsletter will be completed on Alumni Chapter was involved in
Tuesday so that you may receive your
lenge of arranging the entire af-
presenting the annual Kwanza
newsletter on time. If your article arrives fair. Brother Rollin R. Washing-
celebration. It was just one of the
after Tuesday 1 PM, it will not appear in ton was the general chairman of
that month’s “The Scroll” or will appear in many service and culturally ori-
the planning committee. The Po-
the following month if appropriate. ented activities that the chapter
Email articles to: lemarch of the Philadelphia
sponsors to support the communi-
firstname.lastname@example.org Alumni Chapter was Brother Dr.
ties where its members live and
Thanks for your cooperation, John N. Williams.
On December 23rd, 1984, The
First New Years Extravaganza
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KAPPA SENIOR AFFAIRS
KAPPA SENIOR AFFAIRS COM- He decided to resign this posi-
MITTEE tion, August 2009. This was his
third retirement. We thank
The December Luncheon Meeting Brother Davis for sharing his
was attended by approx. 30 broth- life's story with us.
ers. We welcomed two visiting Planning is proceeding for our
brothers, from Burlington-Camden February Luncheon at the Afri-
and Wilmington Alumni Chapters. can American History Museum,
We continued our Oral History Pro- Thursday, February 4, 2010.
gram by video taping Brother Theo- Please reserve this date on your
dore Z. Davis, Lambda 52'. His life calendar. We plan to have a
story was very enlightening. We souvenir booklet and will be
were disappointed that more broth- soliciting for Ads and patrons.
ers were not presence.. Review the flyer in this bulletin.
Brother Davis was born in Camden, Please submit your Ads and
NJ, and had two sisters and three Registration forms ASAP. This
brothers. Later, he was transferred year, the attendance is open to
to a foster home, due to family other than Kappas.
problems, and lived there for 13 All Senior Brothers, who have
years. He attended Camden High paid their SKAC dues need only
School and graduated in 1951. He pay $25 for the Luncheon. The
was admitted to Temple University, new Senior Affairs Polo Shirts,
where he worked to pay for his tui- with the new logo, are now
tion. In 1952, Brother Davis available. Any Senior brother
pledged Kappa, where he was quite who has fully paid his chapter
influenced by Bro. J.N. Williams dues, can receive a free shirt.
and his brothers. He stated how his We hope that all brothers will
Kappa brothers shared what they send a seasonal card to our sick
had - experiences, books, etc. He and shut-in brothers. Brother
then went on to law school and Stallworth volunteered to send a
passed the bar in NJ. Racial condi- card to each brother on our sick
tions prevented him from receiving list. These brothers would also
a position as a law clerk and prac- appreciate a visit. Tuesday, De-
ticed tax law with the government cember 22, the Center in the
for 17 years. In 1981, Bro. Davis Park is expecting 5 - 6 senior
served for 22 years on the Superior brothers to assist in setup and
Court of NJ, before retiring, at age serve Christmas luncheon to
70. He then joined the Cozen their seniors. We wish all broth-
O'Conner Law Firm, until asked by ers a great holiday and a pros-
Gov. Corzine to serve as CEO of perous 2010.
Camden city and assume other re-
sponsibilities. Brother Irving L. Briddell, Jr.,
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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Achievement Awards Committee
Philadelphia Alumni Achievement Award Form
This is a nomination for myself for the 2010 Achievement Award ______.
This is a recommendation for a Brother of Philadelphia Alumni for the 2010 Achievement
Chapter of Initiation.______________________________Year of Initiation________
Life time membership(s) Province___________Grand Chapter__________________
Grand Chapter Offices____________________________________________________
Grand Chapter Committee Chairmanship(s) and/or Co Chairmanship(s) _________
Grand Chapter Committee memberships____________________________________
Province Committee Chairman and/or Co Chairmanship(s)_____________________
Province Committee memberships__________________________________________
Philadelphia Alumni Offices _______________________________________________
Philadelphia Alumni Committee Chairmanships______________________________
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Philadelphia Alumni Committee Co Chairmanships______________________________________________
Philadelphia Alumni Committee memberships__________________________________________________
Other Philadelphia Alumni activities___________________________________________________________
Civic and Social Affiliation___________________________________________________________________
Civic and Social Awards_____________________________________________________________________
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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Philadelphia Alumni Chapter
Jeffrey G. Thompkins, Polemarch
2009 - Sydney Bell
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Ernest Hayes December 5
Graynle D. Edwards December 7
Brian T. Hannon December 8
Tarleton D. Williams December 10
Keith Anthony Earle December 13
Derek S. Green December 14
Wilson C. Anderson December 15
Stephen Kinsey December 15
Chauncey L. Ellison December 16
Byron L. McMillan December 17
E. Kenneth Landon December 18
Wesley L.C. Bush December 23
Milton A. Robinson December 23
J. Ronald White December 25
Alonzo Kittrels December 27
John P. Matthews December 27
Anwar S. Young December 29
Charles E. Bradford December 30
Michael G. Johnson, Sr. December 30
Lewis T. Berry December 31
Herbert L. Scott December 31
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Achievement Academy meets every 2nd
and 4th Wednesday!
The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi!
It’s who we are!
It’s what we do!
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KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.
PHILADELPHIA ALUMNI CHAPTER
Jeffrey G. Thompkins, Polemarch, Irving L. Briddell, Jr., Senior Affairs Chairman
•SENIOR AFFAIRS LUNCHEON
•THURSDAY, February 4, 2010
Celebrating African American History Month
PLACE: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA
TIME: TOUR … 11:30 AM
LUNCH … 12: OO NOON
COST: $35.00 PER PERSON
Discount PARKING: Next to AAMP at 7th & Arch Street
RSVP WITH PAYMENT REQUIRED BY JANUARY 16, 2010
Honoring: Larry W. Farmbry Dr. Charles W. Blockson
SENIOR AFFAIRS FEB 4, 2010 LUNCHEON RSVP
E-mail address____________________________________Phone #_________________
Buffet Style - Paid Check___ Cash ______ Amount ________
Signature _______________________________________________ Date __________
RSVP: Walter Green, Jr. 6252 Neshaminy Valley Drive, Bensalem,PA 19020, phone (215) 757-0918
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “SENIOR AFFAIRS K.A.Y.”
Brothers with 50 years membership cost is $25.00