Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Mighty "RHO" Chapter

1906

1914

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Rho Chapter History

The year was 1914. The month was November. The day was Tuesday the 3rd; Election Day in Philadelphia and across the nation. The world around us was engulfed in what became known as World War I -- or "the war to end all wars". In Philadelphia, homelessness was a major problem even then. In the midst of all these events and circumstances, RHO Chapter was founded on the campus of Temple University. It became the sixteenth chapter of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC., the oldest Black Collegiate Greek letter organization (founded on the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906).

At one time in history RHO Chapter initiated both college and alumni men into its ranks. As it developed into a purely alumni chapter, RHO has remained distinguished from all other alumni chapters in Alpha Phi Alpha by not having to use the 'lambda" designation in its name.

RHO Chapter embraced the national programs of this great Fraternity. "Go to High School-Go to College" and "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" were early rallying calls of the Fraternity and RHO Chapter. The RHO Chapter Education Foundation was established to further assist the Chapter in Scholarship giving. Voter registration, tutoring, mentoring, support of Big Brothers, scouting, the March of Dimes program for teenage boys, job training and career development are just some of the activities which benefited from the support of RHO Chapter. These programs remain active today.

The leadership of Mighty RHO Chapter has been entrusted to twelve Brothers who have taken this Chapter from its humble beginnings to its respected position in the Philadelphia community and throughout the Fraternity. Past Presidents of RHO Chapter include: *Dr. Kirksey L. Curd, *Dr. Walter F. Jerrick, *Dr. Larney E. Hardy, *Dr. J. Otis Smith, Sr., *Dr. R. Allen Durrant, *Walter L. Gordon, *Dr. William Ross, Jr., Dr. Thomas H Watkins, Sr., *Dr. Harold D. Trawick, *Russell P. Daniel, Jr., and James G. Slaughter. The current and Twelfth President of RHO Chapter is Kevin Douglas Lamb.

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Rho Chapter Officers & Members

Kevin Douglas Lamb, President
Ernest M. Merriweather, Jr., Vice-President
William T. Valentine, Recording Secretary
Alexis S. Greaves, Corresponding Secretary
H. Walter Early, Financial Secretary
George J. Hatten, Treasurer
James E. Rhone, Chaplain
Thomas W. S. Logan, Sr. Chaplain Emeritus
Ernest M. Merriweather, Jr., Pharoah's Council Chairman
Lloyd Westfield, Historian
Charles R. Hardaway, Parlimentarian
Douglas Tolbert, Jr., Sergeant-At-Arms
Harley F. Etienne, Associate Editor to "The Sphinx"
Leonard Whitmore, Coordinator of Musical Activities
William A. Hanscom, Director of Educational Activities
1999-2000 Life and Financial Brothers to Follow
 

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Committees & Activities

National Programs
Go to High School - Go to College
Project Alpha
A Voteless People is a Hopeless People
Education
Budget & Finance
Ways & Means
Internal Audit
Rho Celebrations
Harvest Moon Ball
Building Fund
Political & Social Concerns
Constitution
Fraternal Worship
Panhellenic Council
Brotherhood Affairs / Member Services
Intrafraternal/College Bros. Relations
Chapter Archives
Public Relations
 

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Rho Affiliates

Building Fund
Education Foundation
Alphabettes
 

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Calendar of Events

May 2000
85th Annual Dinner Dance at the Center City Crowne Plaza Hotel
May 20, 2000, 7 p.m., $50 Subscription

Scholarship Awards Program at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
May 21, 2000, 4:00 p.m.

June 2000

July 2000

August 2000
General Convention, August 3-8, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia

September 2000

October 2000
Project Alpha, October 7, 2000, Location: TBA

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Membership Information

 

Directly from the National Website (www.apa1906.org)

"Brotherhood of Alpha Phi Alpha:
Process Key Points: Alpha Phi Alpha does not permit membership intake at the chapter level. Individuals who would like to become members of the Fraternity should contact the National Office:
National Director of Intake
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
2313 St. Paul Street; Baltimore, MD 21218.
  Membership brochures can be obtained from your local college or university, or by calling Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternityís Corporate Headquarters at (410) 554-0040.

An application for membership in Alpha Phi Alpha will be mailed to the aspirant after the form is received at the Fraternity headquarters. To be eligible for the Fraternityís membership intake process, the aspirant will need to return the fully completed application, all related documents and the membership fee.

The membership fee includes a non-refundable administrative charge. If an application is rejected or an individual chooses not to complete the intake process, he is entitled only to the refundable portion of the fee. The fee must be paid by certified check, money order or an approved credit card. The aspirantís parents/guardians and college may be notified that an aspirant has applied for membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

The completed application package should be mailed directly to the Area Director.

The Fraternity will not consider an application for membership unless all requirements for membership are fully satisfied.

An aspirant will not be considered for membership in the Fraternity unless his application package is complete."

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Links
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Founded in 1906 at Cornell University.
National Homepage,www.apa1906.org

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. www.aka1908.org
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. www.kapsi.org
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. www.omegapsiphifraternity.org
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. www.dst1913.org
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. www.pbs1914.org
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. www.zpb1920.org
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. www.sgr1922.org
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. www.iotaphitheta.org
National Pan-Hellenic Council www.nhpc.org

Colleges & Universities We Support As Alumni and/or Our Scholarship Recipients Attend:
 Cheyney University | Hampton University | Morehouse College | Temple University | U. Penn | Drexel University
Morgan State University | Howard University | Florida A & M University Tuskegee University | Lincoln University

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
RHO Chapter
P.O. Box 34577
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Telephone/Fax/Email:
215 - 224 - 6203 (Voice & Fax)
rhoaphia@yahoo.com
Brother H.F. Etienne, Webmaster 

Last Updated:  May 11, 2000, 12:06 a.m.


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