Special thanks to Brothers Norm Howard, Darryl Campbell, Roger Doster, and Hollis Jordan for making our First Annual African-American Men’s Health Summit such a huge success. The event was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the University of Michigan in partnership with the University of Michigan Health System Program for Multicultural Health and Grace Fellowship Church.
The event was designed to: 1. Raise awareness of health issues facing men; 2. Provide information on disease prevention, early detection and treatment options; 3. report outcomes of health needs survey; 4. Establish a plan for future community health education workshops; and, 5. Identify and recruit community health advocates.
The Chapter was represented by 19 Brothers during the 2013 Northern Province Council, which was held on April 4-7, 2013 in Grand Rapids. The event was truly special as the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter received multiple levels of recognition for the leadership and service we provide to the community and the Fraternity. The Chapter received the Paul W. Caine Alumni Chapter of the Year award in honor of its achievements during the 2012-2013 fraternity year. The Chapter also received the 2012-2013 Reclamation Membership Award for the second year in a row. The Province presented the Alumni Brother of the Year award to our Polemarch Michael L. Kinloch. These achievements were a group effort.
During the Northern Province Council, “The Apostles” were also initiated into our Chapter. We welcome Brothers Phillip Harris, James Kern, Andre Stringfellow, and Jonathan Wright to our noble bond.
One’s health is extremely important and the Kappas are doing their part to promote men’s health. Our first Men’s Health Summit will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:30 am to 12 Noon. The event will be held at Grace Fellowship Church House of Solutions, 1301 South Harris Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. The event is free to the public. It is sponsored by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and University of Michigan Health System Program for Multicultural Health.
The chapter co-sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt with other African American Organizations from the community. This event was started by the Ann Arbor chapter in 1989 and joined forces with the other organizations in 1991. The event featured the Easter Egg Hunt, Magic Show, Lunch, Tour of the Fire Truck, the Book Mobile and presentations by each organization. There were over 400 children and youth (ages 2-11) attended the event. Brothers Carlton Fields, Darryl Campbell, and Eron Clifford coordinated this program for the chapter.
Last night we had an evening celebration to honor our Founders given the significant of January 5th and the great history of our fraternity. This was another one our BROTHERHOOD CELEBRATIONS used to reclaim Brothers. Several Brothers prepared food and provided beverages for this occasion. Last night many brothers participated in the celebration that we had not seen in a while along with Brother Derrick Thomas, who recently moved to the area. The event was held at the University of Michigan Golf Club House, located at 500 E. Stadium Blvd. It was great to have a few of our Undergrad Brothers celebrating with us. The Brotherhood, food, and fellowship was truly awesome. We thank God for giving our founders the vision to establish this great fraternity and more importantly to allow us all to be a part of it as we use the fraternity as a vehicle to provide leadership and service to the community.