Press Conference Announcing Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s 83rd Grand Chapter Meeting

On Friday July 15th, 2016 Host Chapters Orlando Alumni and Winter Park Alumni announced Orlando, FL was chosen to host Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s Grand Chapter meeting and convention.

The announcement was attended by Thomas L. Battles Jr., Grand Polemarch, Grand Chapter Meeting Planning Committee, Brothers from Central Florida Chapters.  The Convention will take place on July 18-22, 2017 Orlando, Fl.

83rd Grand Chapter Meeting Press Conference News Release

Kappa Alpha Psi taps Orlando for 2017 convention site

Public announcement scheduled for July 15 at Lake Eola  

ORLANDO – Conventions large and small may be routine events in Orlando, but next year, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s 83rd Grand Chapter Meeting will bring a lot more to Central Florida than thousands of tourists – namely, fraternity members, their families and invited guests.

The fraternity’s biannual convention (conclave) will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek from July 18-22, 2017. A strong representation of Kappa’s 150,000-plus membership always attends, and that factor alone guarantees a positive economic effect locally.  However, this conclave will go further in making a mark on Orlando.  How?  A public service project is a key agenda item.  Why?  The fraternity intends to move the needle upward in improving the local community.

“We strongly believe it’s important to provide a service to help fulfill a community need in every city where we have our conclave,” explains Tony Foster, co-chairman of the fraternity’s local convention planning team. “And for 2017, the project will align well with the conclave’s theme:  Leave a Legacy … Build a Future.  Our plan is to ensure that Kappa Alpha Psi leaves its stamp on Orlando by creating or enhancing a project or program that will have long-lasting value.”

The project chosen will be revealed on July 15 when the fraternity formally announces its choice of Orlando for its 83rd national convention.  The brief event, which will be open to news media and the public, will be held at the Lake Eola Amphitheater at 11:30 a.m.  Public officials representing local and state government, corporate partners and Kappa Alpha Psi leaders, will give remarks.

“The July 15 event will go far beyond setting the stage for a dynamic roster of activities leading to our conclave,” said Erick Wicker, who co-chairs the planning team with Foster. “It will give us great opportunity to share information about local Kappa Alpha Psi initiatives that benefit youth and families and how others can join us in those efforts.  Our dedication to community service is never-ending, and we welcome new partners and supporters in helping us make a difference.”

About Kappa Alpha Psi

Founded in 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. has more than 150,000 members worldwide and 700-plus college and alumni chapters. Local chapters include Orlando Alumni, established in 1947, and Winter Park Alumni, in 1992. The undergraduate Lambda Omega Chapter at the University of Central Florida received its charter in 1983.

Nationally, the fraternity is highly regarded for wide variety of programs that benefit the communities of its members. The services aid children, families and others through the provision of economic services, youth guidance and merit, need-based college scholarships and much more.

Initiatives among the Central Florida chapters have ranged from Orlando Alumni’s free money management/debt eliminator workshops to Winter Park Alumni’s computer camp for middle and high school students. Both chapters annually award scholarships to college-bound seniors and sponsor Kappa League youth mentorship programs as part of the fraternity’s national Guide Right initiative.

 

 

 

Orlando Alumni Chapter – Kappa League 2016-2017

The Kappa League program was established fraternity-wide over 30 years ago, as the primary program that Alumni Chapters use to mentor young people in their communities. Since the program’s inception, the Orlando Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has helped young adolescent African-American males develop and improve their leadership through the Guide Right Leadership & Development Pro­gram popularly known as the Kappa League.

This leadership & development program uses educational and inspirational tech­niques to promote academic success, career preparedness and life skills. Overall, the program’s aim is to develop fu­ture leaders of tomorrow. The program emphasizes several aspects of leadership development, teamwork and community trusteeship. Activities range from car washes to church visits, from road cleanups.

The Deadline for applying to be a member of Kappa League is August 1, 2016.

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 Scholarships

High School graduating seniors are eligible to Apply for a scholarship from The Orlando Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. The minimum scholarship award is $1,000, and funding is awarded for use in the following academic year toward tuition, course-related fees, and required textbooks and supplies. .

The 2016 Scholarship Application (for scholarships awarded for the 2016-17 Academic Year) is now open.

All applicants must have the application in by the end of the day on Friday, May 20, 2016. Award status notifications will be sent to the email addresses on applicants’ official application.

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If you have questions about Orlando Alumni’s scholarship program, please contact: Scholarship Coordinator contact@orlandokappas.com

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