This year we are going to celebrate 100 years of Friendship and Service during Omega Weekend.
Friendship is Essential to the Soul
Aberdeen, MD (PRWEB) July 12, 2011
Harford County, Maryland, is blessed with a host of organizations and individuals who make a difference in the community. One of the most prolific of these organizations is the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. For the last few years the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has tenaciously demonstrated that they are far from an ordinary fraternity and far from an ordinary community service organization.
The Iota Nu chapter recently announced its Omega Weekend, to be held August 5-7, 2011. The weekend will provide an opportunity for the general public to join in fellowship with members of the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Weekend in Harford County kicks off with a jazz concert and comedy show featuring the Quintessential Q Jazz Quartet & Comedian Larry Lancaster at the Aberdeen Clarion Hotel - 8:00pm to midnight on Friday, August 5th. Omega Weekend will continue with a family friendly cook-out at Capa Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Area at 1pm. The festivities for the weekend will conclude with Worship service at St. James AME at 11am on August 7th.
The public is enthusiastically invited to join the Omega Weekend festivities.
Tickets and further information are available at the below Iota Nu web site: http://www.ques-iotanu.org
About Iota Nu:
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has demonstrated that fraternities have the potential to be positive and powerful forces for community service and improvement. Driven by the principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Uplift and Perseverance, the work of this organization does not end upon graduation, but continues to grow within the graduate chapter for the lifetime of its membership.
A limited nine-month look at Omega Psi Phi activities in Harford County clearly illustrates this commitment to scholarship and community uplift:
- Collaboration with four Rotary Clubs within Harford County for the purchase and distribution of new warm coats to Harford County students who need them.
- Achievement Night where community and military service contributions in Harford County were recognized.
- Collaboration with the Havre de Grace Rotary Club for the purchase and distribution of complete Thanksgiving dinners to families affected by the economy.
- Collaboration with the Havre de Grace Rotary Club for the purchase and distribution of complete Christmas dinners to families affected by the economy.
- Collaboration with the Edgewood Steelers for “Toys for Tots”
- Recruitment of Harford county high school students for the annual “Talent Hunt” competition.
- Award of a travel scholarship to a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health MPH student who traveled to Ghana for vital research regarding surgical care in Ghana.
- Formal presentation, book dedication and donation to the Harford County Library system.
- Annual Mardi Gras event at the Richland Ballroom. Proceeds going toward scholarships for Harford County youth.
- “Talent Hunt” competition at St. James AME Church in Havre de Grace.
- The awarding of multiple college scholarships to Harford County senior high school students.
- Contribution to the Dean H.T. Sampson Travel Fellowship which was awarded to a Howard University student who traveled to Ghana to study African medical systems.
- Coordinated assistance to Habitat for Humanity.
- Clean-up of a park in Edgewood, MD.
- Leadership role in a violence prevention program for mother’s of fallen youth in Baltimore (held at Johns Hopkins Hospital).
- Initiation of a weekly mentorship program at the Windsor Community Center in Edgewood, MD.
- The Annual Charles Drew, M.D. Blood Drive at St. James AME Church (collaboration with both the Red Cross and the Havre de Grace Rotary Club).
- Organization of the Annual Juneteenth Youth Education breakfast in Havre de Grace, MD.
- Aberdeen Ironbird in preparation for the Fall Warm Coat program (collaboration with the Havre de Grace Rotary Club, The Good Cause Foundation and the Aberdeen Ironbirds).
- Continuation of the mentoring program.
- Participation in the Joppatown Fourth of July Parade.
- Continuation of the mentoring program.
- Aberdeen Ironbird Fundraiser in preparation for the Fall Warm Coat program (collaboration with the Havre de Grace Rotary Club, The Good Cause Foundation and the Aberdeen Ironbirds).
- The Celebration of 100 years of Friendship and Service with thousands of other members at the Omega Psi Phi Centennial Celebration in Washington, DC.
A simple glance at the above nine months of activity erases the classic stereotypical image of what a fraternity does and is limited to. These mature Omega Men of Harford County don’t seem to mind distinguishing themselves from the pack because they sincerely believe that the value of their fraternity is not in numbers but in men, in real brotherhood.
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