Greetings, on behalf of the Iota Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi
We will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in March 2020, and
hope that you can join us as we recognize community Leaders across Harford
& Cecil County.
We are glad that you’ve taken the time to
visit our site.
We believe and live by our four Cardinal Principles of Manhood,
Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift, and we have an obligation to
serve and improve the life of our community.
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through our website and update you on the history and community service of Iota
Nu chapter and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
As you browse our site, please note that we
are ever so vigilant in updating our information so that we can provide you the
most current information on our chapter and the efforts of our organization and
Basileus, Iota Nu Chapter, Chuck Gibson during a speaking engagement to the community during the Annual Juneteenth Celebration that Iota Nu has had the pleasure of supporting the past three years
Voter’s Registration, Education & Mobilization Drive
at Harford County Juneteenth Event
Darlington, MD – 22 June 2019
On June 22, 2019, Brothers of Iota Nu Chapter, Omega Psi Phi,Fraternity,
Inc. partnered with the Harford County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta,
Inc. (HCAC DST) and the Hosanna School Museum to conduct a Voter registration
drive during the Hosanna School Museum’s third annual Juneteenth celebration
festival. In preparation for the voter registration drive the chapter’s newly-elected
Basileus (Chuch Gibson), Immediate Past Basileus (Russel Reese), Vice-Basileus
(Aurelio Burton), Assistant KRS (Ed Kolen), Editor to the Oracle (Michael Grim),
and members Walt Wyatt and Jon Story were trained and certified as a Voter
Registration Volunteers (VRVs) by members of HCAC DST who are also members of
the League of Women Voters of Harford County.
More than 2,000 people attended the
festival that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States and
celebrates African-American history and culture. The Iota Nu Chapter and HCAC
DST manned a voter registration tent from 12 pm to 6 pm to assist festival
participants to register as new voters. Voter’s Registration, Education &
Mobilization is a mandated program and all levels of the fraternity and all
chapters expected to facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that
will uplift and serve their communities through the power of voting.
Chapter Planning Off-Site for FY19-20
Kennett Square, PA – 15 June 2019
The Brothers of Iota Nu Chapter planned and
conducted a successful planning off-site meeting on Saturday, June 15, 2019
from 10am – to 4pm in Kennett Square, PA. Discussions were led by the newly
elected Basileus, Brother Chuck Gibson as he covered topics including FY19/FY20
initiatives, responsibilities of chapter officers and committee chairmen, the eighteen-month
calendar of events & mandated programs and preparation for celebrating the
Chapter’s 50th Anniversary that occurs on 21 March 2020. Also on the agenda was
IHQ mandatory training in which Brother Dwayne Adams trained the attendees on
MSP and Brother Orlando Ortiz trained on Social Media. The chapter was
fortunate to have the Second District First-Vice DR,
Brother Roni Kent visit and fellowship with the Iota Nu Brothers.
Social Action: Pillow Donation to the Harford Family
Havre de Grace, MD – 13 June 2019
Brother Mike Bennett, Iota Nu Chaplain
continues to provide excellent community service to the Harford County community.
Brother Bennett leads the chapter’s volunteer and donations efforts for the
Harford Family House, whose mission is providing transitional housing for families
experiencing homelessness. On a recent volunteer
opportunity, preparing an apartment for a family, Brother Bennett noticed that
only one pillow remained for the next family moving in. Brother Bennett reached out to the Brothers of
Iota Nu Chapter and other organizations to request pillow donations. Over the
next two weeks, Brother Bennett collected eighteen (18) pillows that were
donated to Heather Lynch of the Harford Family House on 13 June 2019. Brother
Bennett quoted Heather as saying “they were down to their last pillow and Iota
Nu’s timing couldn't have been better” as she saw the pillows being delivered. Job
Chapter’s 50th Anniversary Fundraiser
Havre de Grace, MD – 20 April 2019
The Iota Nu Chapter Fundraising
Committee lead by Brother Dana Fogg presented an Old School
Hip-Hop Rep Your School fundraiser on Saturday April 20th at Bulle Rock
Golf Course in Havre de Grace. The guests of the Brother of Omega Psi Phi, Inc.
were treated to hor d’oeuvres, a cigar area and of course a DJ for dancing.
Over 180 patrons supported the event and the chapter raised funds to support
our $10,000 goal to provide scholarships to graduating seniors attending
Harford and Cecil county high schools during our 50th Anniversary
Ms. Nicole Johnson, a student at C. Milton Wright High School, wins the Talent Hunt sponsored by the 2nd District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held in Dover Delaware on 27 April 2019. Ms. Johnson performed the piano composition "Jeus D'eau" by Marice Ravel. She competed against over 30 students from 5 states in the competition. Congratulations Nicole!
Iota Nu is Proud to Announce Charter Member
Charles Alston has been inducted in the AACU Hall of Fame
March 2, 2019
The Men of Iota Nu at their Annual Scholarship Gala that raised $10,000
toward Scholarships for High School Seniors