Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ROAD Mentoring Program - October 20, 2012

To All Parents and Mentees,

The Xi Lambda Lambda ROAD Mentoring Program will hold its first session on October 20, 2012.  We will meet on every third Saturday of each month.   During this month's session, we will discuss the curriculum for this year and will discuss "Education in the 21st Century".

We hope that all of you can join us for our first session of the year. We will meet at Finkelstein Library on the 3rd floor from 1pm-4pm. We will serve refreshments and have discussion and games for the young men. Please let me know if you plan on attending this session, so we can make sure their is enough refreshments for everyone. Our schedule for this year's curriculum will be posted on our website.  We hope that the mentees can bring a friend to participate in the program.  I look forward to hearing from you in the coming days. Thanks again!

From more information, please contact the ROAD Chairman, Carl Jenkins:


Monday, October 15, 2012

Adopt - A - Highway Roadside Cleanup

The brothers of the Xi Lambda Lambda chapter held an Adopt-A-Highway roadside clean-up on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:30AM.   The brothers met at the Finkelstein Library and had fellowship breakfast at the Nanuet Diner.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nyack College Voter Registration - Float the Vote

On Monday evening of October 1, 2012, the brothers of the Xi Lambda Lambda chapter were out in full force to "Float the Vote" as they registered students at Nyack College in Nyack, NY. The students were treated to ice cream that was provided by the college - this provided the chapter brothers with a constant flow of traffic. The students then began bringing other students by to be registered, at this point the applications were almost depleted.

Bro. Dennis McGloster, committee chairman stated in response to the number of students registering "...at this late stage of the voting registration process this was a very good number." It was interesting to see two students running up to us as we were leaving and asked could they still register - we only had three applications left. This suggested that we should hit these colleges a bit earlier next time.
In the four days spent in voter registration, Xi Lambda Lambda was able to register 30 students from Rockland Community College, 9 from the Finkelstein Library and 59 from Nyack College for a total of 98 new voters.

Our next event will be on Thursday, October 11, 2012, as we co-sponsor the Candidates Forum with the Spring Valley NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. The Forum will be held at the Louis Kurtz Center at 9 North Main Street in Spring Valley, NY 10977. Details to follow. Contact Bro. Dennis McGloster at 845-323-2548 or email at lifetimeq@aol.com.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Annual Scholarship Program

Please join the men of the Xi Lambda Lambda chapter for our Annual Scholarship Program as we recognize "Success Through Scholarship".

Location: Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Date: June 2, 2012
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Herve Alexandre of Spring Valley is awarded for his community service at the Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. annual scholarship program at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley on June 2, 2012. During the program, themed 'Success through Scholarship,' the men of the fraternity awarded Steven Clark II of New Hempstead and Kwabena Agyiri of Spring Valley with scholarships. The fraternity, founded in 1911 at Howard University, lists its four cardinal principals as manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift. (Xavier MascareƱas /The Journal News)

Kwabena Agyiri of Spring Valley speaks about his hopes of becoming a doctor of pharmacy, based in part on medical issues faced in his birth nation of Ghana, at the Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. annual scholarship program at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley on June 2, 2012. 

Taron McBride, emcee at the Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. annual scholarship program at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley, is recognized for his service by fraternity member and Spring Valley High School social studies department chair Michael Winfield on June 2, 2012.

3rd Annual Que Passion Fundraiser

Please join the Rockland Ques on June 2, 2012 as we host our 3rd Annual Que Passion Fundraiser.  

Liquid Ice Nightclub
250 W. Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954

Time: 9:00PM - 3:00AM
Hors d'oeuvres: 9:30PM - 11:00PM

Price: $30.00

1st Annual High School Football Combine

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the brothers of Xi Lambda Lambda held its 1st Annual High School Football Combine.  Eight high schools were invited of which four schools participated at the Torne Valley Sports Complex in Suffern, NY.  The combine included a series of timed events such as a 30-yard dash, a power ball toss, a vertical jump and a shuttle drill.  In addition, the quarterbacks, running backs, offensive and defensive linemen had an opportunity to showoff their skills.

An essay contest with the theme being "steroids" was given with three monetary prizes.  The essay competition was just as intense as on the field.  NFL offensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Roman Oben provided the high school participants with a pep talk.  Congratulations to all of our participants, and their coaches, we look forward to seeing you next year.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Talent Hunt

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, the brothers of the Xi Lambda Lambda chapter will host its annual Talent Hunt competition at Rockland Community College (Student Union/Multi-purpose room) at 3:00PM.

Applications and rules are available by sending an email to: rocklandques@yahoo.com with "Talent Hunt" in the subject line.  Please include your full name, talent choice and contact information.

For more information, please contact: Bro. Dennis McGloster at 845.323.2548.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Black History Month essay: Elite groups help us reach potential (by Ta'Tiana Jenkins)

Black History Month essay: Elite groups help us reach potential - LoHud.com

About the Author

Ta'Tiana Jenkins is a 14-year-old freshman at Paramus Catholic Regional High School, where she is on the dance and soccer teams.  She lives in New City, NY with her parents, Bro. Carl and Tonya Jenkins, both educators.  She is active in multiple sports activities; soccer, dance, softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and karate (she is a second-degree black belt).

Jenkins is also involved with Naomi's Program of Excellence Inc. and the Rockland County chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.  She is also involved with the Delta Academy (mentoring program) and the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.  Her dream is to become a teacher, business owner, or possibly design buildings.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Charles Drew Blood Drive - Black History Month (2012)

The Brothers of the Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Pilgrim Baptist Church will be hosting a Black History Month - Charles Drew Blood Drive on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00AM to 2:30PM. Please eat well and drink fluids before you donate.  Please bring photo or signature ID.
Medical Eligibility Questions? Call 1.800.688.0900.  Please sign-up to donate on-line at: www.nybloodcenter.org.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 2:30PM
Location: Pilgrim Baptist Church - 80 North Franklin Street, Nyack, NY
Contact: www.nybloodcenter.org or Bro. Richard Clarke at 917.882.7241

ROAD Mentoring Program - Black History Month

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, The Brothers of the Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter will host its annual ROAD Black History Month mentoring program at the Rockland Community College Multi-Purpose room (located in the Student Union Building).  The theme of this year's program is "The African American Male in the 21st Century". The guest speakers for the program will be retired Chicago Bears Defensive Back and current New York Giants strength and conditioning coach, Marcus Paul; and Assistant Principal, Daryl Mack of Yonkers Public Schools.

Rockland Community College
Student Union Mult-Purpose Room
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Contact: ROAD Chairman, Bro. Carl Jenkins

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ROAD Twilight Gala Fundraiser

The Rockland Ques will host the new ROAD Twilight Gala Fundraiser at the upscale Nyack Seaport.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 5PM - 10PM.   Please come and support the young men benefiting from the Rockland Omega AcaDemy (ROAD), established in 2007.  Please Note: 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the ROAD program.

Location: Nyack Seaport
Address: 21 Burd Street, Nyack, NY 10960
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm