Saturday, March 18, 2023

2023 XLL Talent Hunt Winner - Ms. Angelica Miller

Nyack, NY (March 18, 2023) - Angelica Miller is a fourteen-year-old artist who was born in New City, New York. She is currently a student at Preston high school, where she maintains a GPA of 101.86 and also plays the electric guitar in the school band.

Angelica’s positive attitude in class helps her to generate a sense of pride in her schoolwork. She also contributes to group learning and exercises studious habits to prepare for her studies. In addition, she is on her school’s Principal's List.

Angelica attends St. Anthony Church in Nanuet, New York. She enjoys drawing, painting, playing the guitar, and tending to her cacti.



Saturday, February 11, 2023

ROAD Trip to the Jackie Robinson Museum in NYC

New York, NY (February 11, 2023) - The mentees of the Rockland Omega AcaDemy (ROAD) mentoring program travelled with the mentors (Xi Lambda Lambda chapter brothers) to tour the newly opened Jackie Robinson Museum.  The museum is dedicated to this American icon and his wife Rachel and is located on Varrick Street in lower Manhattan (NYC).

The museum had a lots of information and memorabilia for all age categories. Every photo on the walls had a written narrative that describes the event(s) within the photo(s).

Another fascinating area was the roughly 50 plus audio presentations given by well-known African Americans and other noteworthy celebrities - who overcame obstacles in their life to become successful in various disciplines. To operate the technology one only had to lift up a phone next to speaker and punch button for the roughly 5 minute presentation.

Throughout the museum (in addition to the interactive materials which were usually in a glass case) memorabilia from Jackie Robinson’s life (baseball uniforms, military uniforms, Negro League jerseys, life-sized statues, and etc. were on display all over museum.

To top the day off each of the mentees created a Valentine’s Day card for Mrs. Robinson that was being mailed to her in California by the museum along with cards created by other visitors.


Saturday, December 3, 2022

ROAD goes to the Challenger Learning Center

Airmont, NY (December 3, 2022) - The ROAD mentoring visited the Challenger Learning Center on Saturday, December 3, 2022. We experienced a “mini-space mission” simulation with the mentees followed by a question & answer session with Challenger Director Mr. John Huibregtse. The session was well attended by both mentees and mentors and thoroughly enjoyed by the ROAD mentees.


Friday, November 18, 2022

Xi Lambda Lambda Lobster Fest 2022

Nanuet, NY (October 22, 2022) - The Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., sponsored and hosted a bus tour to Nordic Lodge and Foxwoods Casino.   Over 145 guests participated and enjoyed an all you can eat seafood-plus buffet with Rhode Island lobster, prime rib & specialty desserts.  This was combined with a 4-hour stop to the Foxwoods Casino for gaming and shopping opportunities.


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Mt. Ivy, NY (August 16, 2020) - On August 16, 2020, The Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. presented two $750 Scholarships to two Rockland County college bound youth.  

 The scholarship recipients submitted the winning essays on the topic
“How will the COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Distancing Impact Your College Experience?”.

Both high school honor students will attend four year colleges of their choice. The Scholarship Committee was led by Bro. Floyd Long and worked in collaboration with the Rockland Omega Development Fund (ROCDEF). 

The XLL Scholarship Committee and ROCDEF thanks Verizon as the corporate sponsor.   




Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter makes donation to Nyack Center in Nyack, NY

Nyack, NY (May, 20, 2020) - The Rockland Ques (Basileus, Bro. Antonio Desamours) through their 501c3  tax-exempt arm, the Rockland Omega Community Development Foundation, Inc. (President, Bro. Dennis McGloster) aka ROCDEF, donated a $500 check to the Nyack Center in Nyack, New York to support their relief efforts in providing meals and groceries to the community during this pandemic.

We receive funds to lend this support from a Farmer’s Insurance COVID-19 grant given through one of the chapters brothers, Bro. Alex Vivien, an agent in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Standing L-R: Bro. Carl Jenkins, Bro. Alex Vivien, Nyack Center Executive Director, Kim Cross, Nyack Center board chairwoman, Dominique Bourdeau-Oscar.
Kneeling L-R: Bro. Richard Clarke and Bro. Dennis McGloster

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Xi Lambda Lambda contestant wins 1st Place in semi-classical instrument category

Dover, DE (Apr 27, 2019) -This year's Talent Hunt event was held at the MLK Student Center on the campus of Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. The Talent Hunt is a mandated program and was part of the Omega Psi Phi  Fraternity, Inc. 71st Second District Conference activities.

Mr. Craig Murray with Talent Hunt Chairman
Bro. Dennis McGloster displaying medal and plaque
Mr. Craig Murray, who is a student at Horace Mann HS, won 1st place in the semi-classical instrumental category.  This was a feat that was also the 1st prize winner at Xi Lambda Lambda's 2019 Talent Hunt program held at at the Sullivan Theater on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) for his rendition of the classical piano piece of Chopin.

Also, kudos to Bro. Dennis McGloster and his team who put in many hours to make the Talent Hunt the success that it is every year.  Dennis is also at the District venues to help the contestant and their  parent(s) with transportation and hotel accommodations as well as assist in rehearsals.

Again, congratulations to Mr. Craig Murray - we expect to see you at Carnegie Hall in the near future.