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.
Brothers Roger Doster, Ted Sturdivant, Jeff Holland, and Larry Davis are pictured here at Brother Holland’s residence for the annual Thanksgiving baskets distributions. The chapter increased the amount of baskets from 9 last year to 13 this year. Five baskets were personally distributed in the Inkster area by Brothers Holland and Sturdivant. Eight baskets were delivered by Brothers Davis and Doster to the SOS for distribution in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter volunteered at the Ypsilanti District Library’s Prime Time Reading Program on October 5, 2015. Families of children between ages of 3 – 10 participate in an interactive program that works towards improving childhood literacy. The Ypsilanti District Library works with the Michigan Humanities Council as a part of this program.
During the event, our chapter provided food for this program consisting of pizza, salad, and brownies.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Kappas partnered with Delta Sigma Theta to hold a Domestic Violence Workshop. Brother Stafford Watts was a presenter during the dating violence prevention portion of the workshop.
Other workshops included:
- Daddy-Daughter Dialogue
- Dating Violence Prevention
- Healthy Relationships
- What Would You Do
- Alternatives Strategies to Domestic Violence
The workshop was held on October 3, 2015 at Washtenaw Community College, Crane Liberal Arts & Science Bldg.
The chapter participated in a Career Fair hosted by Romulus High School on Thursday, November 14. This event was coordinated by Brothers Roger Doster and Melvin Roper. The former principal of Romulus High School is Brother Hal Heard. Brother Roper addressed science, and human relation skills while Brother Doster addressed how to improve your current study habits and working at a college or university. Brother Kinloch focused on engineering/technical career opportunities and requirements. Brother Andre Stringfellow talked about life skills. The audience was primarily 10th and 12th graders. The purpose of the career day was to assist in preparation for college and to provide gap assistance such as Community College. In total, approximately 30 presenters — not all Kappa Men — attended, representing their occupations.