Alpha Pi Lambda's Service Programs
The Alpha Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. celebrated a successful fraternal year with its Annual Family picnic in June at Tanglewood Park, the site of the nationally known Vantage Championship Golf Tournament. Brothers, their families and guests enjoyed an evening of food, fun and fellowship in the finest Alpha tradition.
Under the leadership of Brother Lowden E. Anderson, Sr., a retired middle school teacher, Alpha Pi Lambda sponsored the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Science Fair Project for high school students. This sponsorship is made possible through a partnership the chapter has with Dudley Products, Inc. Members of the Fraternity also act as judges for the Science Fair.
Alpha Pi Lambda's community service extends to the State's "Adopt a Highway" program. The chapter is responsible for having the city rename one of its main thoroughfares, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The chapter "adopted" this street and is responsible for its clean up. Alpha Pi Lambda has been involved with the Adopt a Highway program for the past 10 years. The chapter also annually volunteers to provide transportation for The Kennedy Evening of Elegance which raises money for the United Negro College Fund. The chapter also provides transportation to the voter polls as part of a Voteless People is a Hopeless People service program. The chapter also fielded a WalkAmerica team and raised over $1800.00 for the March of Dimes. Alpha Phi Alpha has a national partnership with the March of Dimes.
As Servants Of All, the chapter is reaching out to others in our financial contributions. Financial contributions are made annually to the United Negro College Fund, local YMCA, and the George F. Newell Scholarship Fund at Winston-Salem Sate University.
The Alpha Pi Lambda chapter sent several delegates to the 2000 Millennium Convention in Atlanta. In Atlanta the Fraternity discussed its National projects, Project Alpha, A Voteless People is a Hopeless People, Go To High School Go To College. The highlight of the Convention was the progress being made toward erecting a National Memorial to our Fraternity Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on federal land in Washington, DC. Our project will stand as a permanent tribute to The Man, The Movement and The Message.
Our Social calendar includes our Annual Founders Day Black and Gold Ball held on the first Friday in December. This gala affair ushers in the holiday season and sets the tone for the city's other holiday festivities.
The Alpha Pi Lambda Chapter achieves new heights in terms of programs, membership and brotherhood, as a result of our recent past. We are looking forward to the future with renewed vigor and dedication with the following recently elected officers: Napoleon Richardson, Jr., President; Alvin Howard, Vice President; Charlie Wall, Recording Secretary; Roland Leak, Corresponding Secretary; John Wiliams, Treasurer; Howard Ward, Historian; Jesse Hymes; Intake Coordinator; John Singleton; Associate Editor of the Sphinx; James Hall, Director of Educational Activities; Billy Simmons, Sergeant-at-Arms; Curtis Richardson, Parliamentarian.