By Brother Calvin Toone
The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Omega Chapter celebrate Annual Achievement Week.
National Achievement Week is a mandated program of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., that was originally designed to promote the study of African American life and history. It’s beginnings date back to the 1920 Grand Conclave in Nashville. It was at this Conclave that Brother Carter G. Woodson inspired the overall idea. In 1927, at his urging, the Fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance. In 1976, this commemoration evolved into Black History Month. Presently, the Achievement Week Program is used to recognize those individuals at the local and national levels who have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for African Americans.
As a part of our achievement week, the national organization provides scholarships up to $5,000.00 to national high school essay contest winners. This year, Sigma Omega Chapter received a record 100 plus essay submissions. Therefore, we will be not only submitting a candidate for the national winner but thanks to our fundraising via the Fab Forty Co-Ed Fantasy Football League (or alternative “efforts”), we are also giving scholarship to our three top local essayist.
Please join us as we celebrate Achievement Week:
Sunday November 13th, Worship with Ques @ Apostolic Church of God 6320 S Dorchester 9:00 am Service
Tuesday November 15th, Senior Outreach Day, Chicago Step Dancing Classes for the seniors @ The Atlas Center 1787 E. 79th Street at 10:00 am
Thursday November 17th, Adopt a school, Woodlawn Elementary 6657 S Kimbark 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Thursday November 17th Our Annual Founder’s Day Toast in fellowship with Rho Mu Mu Chapter @ the Velvet lounge 67 E Cermack Rd doors open at 7pm official toast at 11:17pm
Saturday November 19th, Our annual Founders Day Banquet Hosted by Chi Lamda Lamda @ the Holiday Inn Matteson, drinks start @ 6:00 pm dinner @ 7:00 pm
Sunday November 20th, Football viewing & Day Party @ room 43 1041 E 43rd St Game starts at 12 noon party starts at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm