The Metro Atlanta Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will gather at the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, located at 1879 Glenwood Dr., in DeKalb County, on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at 11:45 a.m. to culminate the celebration of the 107th year of the founding of their organization. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded on Dec. 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Reverend Dr. William E. Flippin is the senior pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, and a member of this fraternity.
Men of Alpha Phi Alpha will come from the following alumni chapters which include Eta Lambda (Atlanta), Nu Mu Lambda (DeKalb County), Omicron Mu Lambda (Cobb County), Rho Sigma Lambda (Henry County), Rho Kappa Lambda (Gwinnett County), Omicron Phi Lambda, (South Fulton County),and (Pi Gamma Lambda (Clayton County). College chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha include Alpha Rho (Morehouse College), Zeta Mu (Georgia State University), Nu Mu (Georgia Institute of Technology), Tau Epsilon (Clayton State University) and Tau Zeta (Kennesaw State University).
“There are more than 500 active member of Alpha Phi Alpha in our metro chapters, but there are thousands of Alpha brothers who live in this area,” says Dr. Flippin. “We are inviting and encouraging all of the men of Alpha to come to Piney Grove, with their families, and get into the spirit of service of Alpha.
The Founder’s Day program, chaired by Brother Marshall Taggart of Omicron Phi Lambda Chapter, will get started on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and includes campus tours at Clark Atlanta University (3:00 p.m.) and Morehouse College (4:30 p.m.), and a candlelight vigil at 6:00 p.m. at King Chapel at Morehouse. This day concludes with the Brotherhood Banquet at Clark Atlanta University Student Center at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $25 per alumni brother and $10 per undergraduate brother. Tickets can be purchased at: http://mafd13.eventbee.com. Only 150 tickets will be sold.
Other activities in the Ice Cold Alpha Founders Day Weekend include a Public Policy Forum on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the School of Medicine at Emory University on the subject of the Healthcare Act; the networking mixer held on Friday, Dec. 6 (5-9 p.m.) at the Lowes-Atlanta Hotel and an evening at the Reign Nightclub at 9 p.m.at 1065 Peachtree Street, NE. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the service project with the Favor Academy of Excellence, located at 408 Sawtell Avenue, SW Atlanta, will take place at 10:00 a. m. These public events are free and open to the public.
For more details about the Alpha’s weekend, please visit the following link http://www.eventbrite.com/e/alpha-phi-alpha-founders-day-weekend-2013-tickets-9431105691 or http://www.alphasofatlanta.com