On Sunday, October 23, 2016, the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni brothers visited Bethel A.M.E. Church in Ann Arbor to support Brother Rev. Gerald Caldwell. Bro. Caldwell was the guest preacher and his sermon entitled “One More River to Cross” was uplifting and inspirational. Brother Caldwell recognized the members of the AAYI during his preaching calling most of us by name. It was a good Sunday at Bethel A.M.E.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter participated in the 2016 A2Y Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The event was held at Washtenaw Community College
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to fight Alzheimer’s. The walk helps raise awareness and funds for care, support, and research.
The chapter’s participation was arranged by Brother Stafford Watts. He coordinated this endeavor and ensured enough food was available to feed the families. The menu included two different kinds of pizza, salad, and brownies. The other brothers would volunteered in this worthwhile program were as follows: Phil Anderson, Kyle Bell, Bill Henderson, Greg Henderson, Errol Jackson, Javar Jackson, Hollis Jordan, Darron Merritt, Lawrence Smith, and Michael White.
Brothers of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi participated in the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the African-American Organizations of Washtenaw County. The event was held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Perry Early Learning Center in Ypsilanti, MI. The event included games, entertainment, and prizes for young kids in the area.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Bowling for Kids Sake Greek Bowl Battle was held at Revel and Roll (formerly Colonial Lanes) in Ann Arbor on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The Ann Arbor Kappas team consisted of Brothers Eron Clifford, Kyle Bell, Stafford Watts, Richard King, and not pictured Andre Allen.
Brothers and our Silhouettes teamed up again for a great Christmas Party. Brothers and Silhouettes were requested to bring a gift or gift card for families that were not as fortunate. We collected approximately $750.00 in gift cards and approximately $250.00 in actual gifts. The gifts were distributed on Monday, December 21, 2015 to three families. The faces of the people that received the gifts baskets were priceless and their thanks still continue to this day.