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 Northeastern Province. The Brothers of New York Alumni are quite proud of our Brother Butt’s achievements, but are also awed and honored to share in his love for the Fraternity and his zeal for True Brotherhood. His humility knows no bounds and he would never have knowingly allowed the submission of his name for this award, because he feels that how he is – is how every one of us should be. So we sent it in anyway and to his surprise, he is now a James M, Kidd awardee.
Editor of The Kappa Alpha Psi Journal – Jonathan P. Hicks (Chapter Invisible)
NATIONAL Kappa Choir – Marcus Jones
NATIONAL Guide Right Committee – George Rodriguez
NEP Senior Kappa Affairs Chair – Col. Terrance R. Holliday
NEP By Laws Committee Chair – Julian Bobb, Esq.
NEP Life Membership Committee Chair – Jose Zenon
NEP Alumni Chapter Achievement Award Committee – Conrad Carty
NEP Time and Place Committee – Sean Carswell