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2015 Chapter of the Year | New York Alumni

NYA Gives attention to Kappa Alpha Psi and Province Obligations

NYA Members continue to support the Province and IHQ at every level; National Programs, Initiatives, Partnerships, Full attendance and registered Delegates at all CRWLC, Province Council and Grand Chapter Meetings as well as attendance and participation in the Province Polemarch’s Committee Chairmen’s retreat and the Polemarchs Roundtable. NYA’s Paperwork and Certification were made in a timely fashion and were 100% compliant. Most importantly, financially at all levels. As the NYA Financial Membership Breakdown illustrates below our members are fully committed to the long term financial sustainability of our Noble Klan for another 104...
NYA 80

NYA 80

“The Realization Of A Dream Come True, The Crystallization Of A Vision Made Clear” The New York Alumni Chapter has also embarked upon another targeted sponsorship campaign in an effort to increase its revenue to renovate certain areas of our Beloved Kappa Kastle. The “NYA 80 Initiative”, is a comprehensive funding project that humbly asks for brothers to make monthly contributions of $40.00 per month over the next 3 years. The funds collected will be used to install hardwood flooring on the 1st and second floors, the completion of structural work to the outside of the building and to furnish a “Diamond In The Sky” Executive Lounge on the 4th floor of our fraternity house. The Brothers that participate will each receive a ticket to our 80TH Anniversary Black & White Ball Celebration, A Custom Made 80Th Anniversary Commemorative Pin and in testament of actually becoming a part of this time in history – we will have a BRICK ENGRAVED IN YOUR NAME THAT WILL BE BUILT INTO THE WALL OF THE KAPPA KASTLE!!!  As with our previous Diamond Fund campaign of 3 years ago and our Stairway Restoration Funding Program of last year, NYA realizes that as members we MUST do our part in ensuring that The Kappa Kastle stands as that “House Where True Brotherhood Resides”, and that it always remains viable and available to be enjoyed by Kappa Men...

Public Relations

As we all are well aware, Kappa Alpha Psi affords Brothers several opportunities to enjoy each other’s company in a bond of fellowship. The good brothers of the New York Alumni Chapter, have taken that idea, and taken that opportunity to share in that “Good ole’ Kappa Spirit” and take their fellowship opportunities on the road. The Annual NYA Miami Fellowship trip, now in its 5th year continues to grow and capture the interest of not just our younger chapter brothers, but some of us “middle aged brothers” as well! Brothers of the chapter are presently in talks to make a trip to The Dominican Republic, just for a change of scenery. During this time, brothers will have the opportunity to just relax and enjoy the “Bond” and strengthen the ties of fraternity and brotherhood that they share with one another. At New York Alumni – we are a chapter that works very hard in planning and executing our community service initiatives – and we also take time out to truly just be brotherly as well. On Friday, May 16th, Brothers of New York Alumni travelled to Westchester County to attend Eta Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Annual Scholarship and Dinner Dance at The Pelham Country Club. It served as a wonderful opportunity for us to mix and mingle with differentchapters of AKA’s, Alphas and Omegas that were in attendance. Through these meetings, we have started preliminary discussions regarding partnering on future events. New York Alumni was present at the Eta Nu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho’s Golden Mother’s Day Brunch. Some of us even brought...

Reclamation

The New York Alumni Chapter has been extremely productive in the area of marketing our brand and creating an atmosphere in regards to our chapter that has consistently brought us interested individuals that eventually move forward to become productive members of our chapter as soon as they become members. In light of the recent Moratorium that halted our scheduled Spring Intake intentions, upon lifting the Moratorium, the collective membership of New York Alumni though it would be best to postpone our intake process until the fall. Though, one of the main ways to grow our ranks is through Intake, we are interested in attracting QUALITY members into our fold as opposed to Quantity. In the meantime, we are still well on track to continue to show the growing community of individuals that are interested in membership, why we affectionately say… “NYA is the Only Way”. During the moratorium, they still sent us their letters and emails of interest via our website’s membership section. Our Polemarch, always staying in compliance with IHQ’s Code of Ethics, responded honestly and sincerely with all interested parties to inform them that their request was received and that we would reach out to them in the near future when the moratorium was lifted. With the moratorium now lifted, we have reached out to those interested men and as a chapter we are gearing up for the fall so that we can provide them with an opportunity to partake in the Bond that we as Kappa Men enjoy!!! INSTEAD OF INTAKE IT’S NOW ABOUT INVOLVEMENT AT NYA: After the moratorium was announced, the chapter decided to...

New York Alumni Supports the Northeastern Province and IHQ

Last year at the NEP Province Council Meeting in Philadelphi, PA, Brothers from NYA were supportive and very active participants of all functions. Not just in the business sessions, but in the inner workings of the entire weekend. NEP LIFE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM At last year’s NEP Province Council meeting Three Brothers Gregory Anderson, Malcolm Bryan and Gregory Thomas of the New York Alumni Chapter, answered the call of the NEP and became life members. It was indeed an honor and privilege to be pinned by Brother Jimmy McMikle, Northeastern Province Polemarch at the pinning ceremony. It was an especially good moment for the chapter personally, because we also received the life membership status while our Immediate Past Polemarch, Brother Jose M. Zemon still serves as Chairman of the NEP Life Membership Committee. NEP TRADITIONS WORKSHOP Brothers Hwesu Murray and Robert Robinson presented the “Traditions Workshop” for the enjoyment of the Brothers that attended. They facilitated the shared discussion between Brothers both old and new on the changing times and traditions of the fraternity as a whole and the impact that those changes had on the members as individuals. The discussion touched on topics such as Deference, Singing Fraternity Songs, and also allowed for Brothers to Bond and share their experiences from when they were on their respective yards. BROTHER DR. REVEREND CALVIN O. BUTTS RECEIVES THE JAMES M. KIDD AWARD The culminating event of the weekend was the honor and privilege to see New York Alumni member and Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church receive the James M. Kidd Award for his dedicated service to New York Alumni and the...

2015 Budget

Budget Goals and Objectives The New York Alumni Chapter’s budget is one that is created from several different revenue streams and takes into account several different chapter service projects, fundraising events and social action initiatives. The fact that The New York Alumni Chapter has its own fraternity house, also requires its membership to implement progressive fundraising initiatives and membership dues structures that allow for the payment of property taxes, house repairs, maintenance, supplies, etc. as well. Straight off the success of the newly revamped “Kandy Shop” our Fundraising Committee struck again on August 10th, with resounding success with the newly introduced “NYA Kappa Summer Luau Roof Top Party”. This summertime bash was a luau themed event that incorporated the heat and décor of a Hawaiian bungalow, the energy of the summer and the best of urban R&B that the streets had to offer that summer!!! The event was completely packed out and helped to solidify the chapter’s ability to sell out a venue outside of the Kappa Kastle. Going forward, this event and others that will be planned similarly will help to provide growth not only with the chapters exchequer, but also with the chapter’s brand as a viable candidate for outside vendors to consider for partnerships. To those that attend our parties, they see it as simply a good time, but at NYA – we see it as a way for the chapter to expand their brand and improve their market-share of the NYC Greek Letter Party Scene!!! On Friday, October 31, New York Alumni partnered with the National Step Team of the Hispanic sorority of Sigma Iota...

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