Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Weekend

Albany, NY (Feb 17, 2018) - Brothers from the New York State chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. attended the Citizen of the Year Reception held during the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Weekend hosted by Nu Tau chapter at the Albany Capital Center.

The Citizen of the Year was the Hon. Carl Heastie, NYS Assembly Speaker.  In attendance and representing Xi Lambda Lambda was Bros. Fred Cabbell and Joseph Parker.

Brothers representing various chapters of New York State 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Brothers Fred Cabbell and Joseph Parker (center)

Hon. Carl Heastie (left) with Bro. Fred Cabbell

Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 Rockland Read-in

New City, NY (Feb 9, 2018) - The Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the “2018 Rockland Read In” at Summit Park Elementary School.

Bros. Chris Sampson, Mel Davis, Toney Earl and Rob Stevens were in attendance and read to the kids of Summit Park. Along with parents, other members of the Devine Nine organizations and volunteers from local civic organizations, the brothers gathered to read age appropriate books from the school’s library. 

Bro. Rob Stevens with Summit Park students

Bro. Chris Sampson reading to Summit Park students
Bro. Toney Earl, Rockland County Legislative Chairman
with Mr. Patrick Corroll, Clarkstown Councilman

“It was especially fulfilling to read to the children I was shocked and moved they remembered me fondly as I  had apparently read to them the year prior.” says Stevens.
The brother’s eagerly await the next “Read In.”

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January ROAD Session

Spring Valley, NY (Jan. 20, 2018) - Mr. Jaden A. Herrera shown below reading his essay as well as receiving the Rockland Omega Academy Essay Contest Award.  Jaden was not able to attend the XLL Achievement Week Program in December but was surprised at the ROAD session when he was presented with his award by Brothers Gerald H. Inman, Sr. and T. Ed McBride, Jr. 

Congratulations Jaden!!!

Jaden Herrera reading his award winning essay
ROAD Mentees listening to Jaden's essay

Bro. Gerald Inman, Sr., Jaden Herrera and Bro. T. Ed McBride, Jr.
At the January session the mentees were able to hear uplifting discussions by the brothers of Xi Lambda Lambda.  Afterwards, the young men sat down to a game of chess where those that knew the game were able to teach the others the basics of the game.

Xi Lambda Lambda Brothers
looking on

Nothing challenges the mind
like a game of chess

Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK Celebration at Ramapo High School

Spring Valley, NY (Jan. 15, 2018) - The Brothers of Xi Lambda Lambda (Rockland Ques) chapter participated in the Martin Luther King celebration held at the Ramapo High School.  The event had many of Rockland County's organizations in attendance.

The event was sponsored by the East Ramapo Central School District and the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center.  The theme was "Our Community United in Love, Peace and Justice - Unity Celebration Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

This event allowed Xi Lambda Lambda the opportunity to showcase to the community the many facets of who we are and what we do in the community.  The event was an opportunity to present information about our ROAD Mentoring Program to parents that had young males in either middle or high school.  The information provided was well received.

Xi Lambda Lambda brothers at information table at East Ramapo
MLK Celebration at Ramapo HS in Spring Valley, New York.

The brothers of the Xi Lambda Lambda chapter at the annual Martin Luther
King, Jr. celebration at Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, New York.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Comedy Show Fundraiser

Contact Bro. Dennis McGloster for tickets and information - (845) 323-2548

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bro. Toney Earl Selected To Serve Second Term As 2018 Legislative Chair

New City, NY (Jan. 3, 2018)Legislator Toney L. Earl will serve as Chair of the Rockland County Legislature in 2018 after being selected in a bipartisan 15-0 vote tonight.
                              Bro. Earl taking oath, administered by Deputy County Clerk
                              Donna Silberman, while his wife, Idette, held the Bible.

 “I want to thank my colleagues for putting their trust in me by choosing me for this prestigious position,” Chairman Earl said. “I take this role seriously and I promise I will work my hardest to serve the people of our great County.”

The Earl family

During his first term as Chair, Earl represented the Legislature at countless community events, and opened the board’s Chambers to welcome and recognize residents for their outstanding contributions, and for additional celebrations of Black History, Irish Heritage, Women’s History, Indian Heritage, and Hispanic Heritage.
During Earl’s tenure, the Legislature supported new contracts for Sheriff’s Deputies; approved funding for nonprofit organizations providing vital health, social and other services; and adopted the 2018 County Budget that makes it possible for county government to serve our residents so well.
Members of Xi Lambda Lambda in attendance
Bro. Earl, a member of the legislature since 2010, is a former Health and Safety Director for New York City Transport Workers Union Local 100 and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley. He is also a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Singing Carols at the Pine Valley Nursing Home

Spring Valley, NY (Dec. 19, 2017) – The brothers of Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter (Rockland Ques) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity met in the lobby of the Pine Valley Nursing Home and Rehab Center for the purpose of spreading holiday joy.

The brothers performed Christmas Carols to the residents and staff of the nursing home.  In addition they presented the residents with items for their personal use.

Ms. Janice Shaw, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, was at the facility visiting her mother Mrs. Myrtle Raiferd, age 98, when she noticed the brothers gathering.  She followed upstairs to the dayroom and was impressed when the brothers began singing. She then asked if they could come to her mother's room and sing to her as well.  Her mother was so happy to see so many men in her room singing that it put a smile on her face, something that her daughter said she hasn't seen in a long time.

Many thanks to the brothers for giving their time for service to the community - Bros. Dennis McGloster, Tyrone Bailey, Nyron McLeish, Chris Sampson, Joe Parker, Basileus Antonio Desamours and T. Ed McBride Jr.