The Birth of Omega. It all started with Alpha Chapter, The Mother Pearl
. Less than a month after formally establishing the Fraternity on November 17, 1911, three of the Founders, Bishop Edgar Amos Love, Frank Coleman and Oscar J. Cooper along with eleven other "men of like attainment and the same ideals of fellowship, scholarship and manhood" were selected and formed Omega Psi Phi's first chapter, Alpha, on the campus of Howard University on December 15, 1911.
One Hundred years and over 1,400 Initiates later, the Sons of Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, come together to celebrate this momentous occasion, The Pearl's heritage and Brothers who made a tremendous contribution to the uplift of Omega and society.
This four day Celebration will occur on the campus of Howard University from December 15-18, 2011. The tentative
itinerary for the 100th Celebration is:
Thursday, December 15, 2011
100th Anniversary Commemorative Service & Reception
6-9 PM, Armour J. Blackburn Center, Howard University
Friday, December 16, 2011
Alpha Chapter Summit "Enhancing the Legacy of Our Fraternity"
10 AM-4 PM, Thirkield Hall, Howard University
Saturday, December 17, 2011
High School Career Planning Workshop
10 AM-2PM, Douglass Hall, Howard University
7 PM-Midnight, Hotel (TBD), Washington, DC
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Church Service & Fellowship
11 AM-2PM, Church (TBD), Washington, DC area
Also included during the Celebration are an Artifacts & Memorabilia Exhibit, a special 100th Anniversary Commemorative Book, a special gift for all registered Brothers and other celebration items to honor this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. A Legacy Gift is also planned based on donations from Brothers and friends of Alpha Chapter to Howard University in honor of it's 100 years of commitment to Alpha Chapter and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
All dates, times, programs and locations are tentative. Please visit periodically for updates, greater detail information on events, speakers, host hotel and special rates.
The registration fee for this historic event is:
Early Bird Registration (by 12/15/10): $200
Pre-Registration (12/16/10-8/31/11): $250
Regular Registration (after 9/1/11): $350
You can register online at www.thepearlofomega.org or send the appropriate fee to Jonathan Matthews, 2409 Charleston Pointe Ct., Atlanta, GA, 30016 (please make your checks payable to Jonathan Matthews). Additional information is forthcoming regarding registering guests (i.e., spouses) for this event.
Please contact Jonathan
for additional information, questions, comments or to be added on our email list.
See you at The 100th!