A major highlight of the Kappa League’s trip to the 2017 Northern Province Council was that our very own Austin Copeland received the runner-up trophy for Kappa League Northern Province Student of the Year (SOTY).
Every Chapter in our Province may enter one Junior or Senior into the SOTY competition. Austin represented the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter.
The application involves a summary of high school activities, community activities and service efforts along with an essay on goals and a transcript of grades. Then the candidates have a interview with community members invited by the Province to be judges. Finally, each candidate performs a talent in front of the entire Province attendees. Austin did a viola solo.
In the end Austin was given 2nd place. This was the first time AAYI has placed in the top three awards in SOTY and a great accomplishment for Austin.
Photo: Terry Ward, Province Guide Right Chair; Derrick Washington, AAYI Kappa League Chair
Austin Copeland, Northern Province Student of the Year Runner-up; Elliot Purty, Kappa League Awards Chair and Pontiac Kappa League Co-Chair
Our chapter is pleased to welcome the newest brothers into our chapter. They were initiated on April 1, 2017. They are LaRon Moore, Kevin Lockhart, Tyler Davis, and Sean Cotton also known as the 4 Keepers of the Dream. We are excited to welcome you into the Fraternity and are excited about all you will bring to our chapter.
During the Greater Detroit Realtist Association (GDRA) Founder’s Day Installation and Awards Luncheon held on January 31, 2017, Brother Perrin Emanuel was installed as a board member for the GDRA. Brother Emanuel recently completed a one-year term serving as the GDRA Parliamentarian before being elected as a board member.
The installation and awards luncheon was held at the North Rosedale Park Community House in Detroit. At that time, Brother Emanuel received a special award from the outgoing president. After which, he was installed into office along with his fellow GDRA board members and officers.
GDRA is an affiliate association for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). NAREB members are called Realtists and represent all professional disciplines within the real estate industry. NAREB is the oldest and largest minority real estate trade association in America.
Brother Emanuel is a Realtor Associate with the Robinson Realty & Management Group.
Congratulations to Brother Emanuel on this outstanding achievement.
Brothers from the Delta Nu and Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapters attended the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration at Eastern Michigan University. Brother Benjamin Jealous served as Keynote speaker during the event held on January 16, 2017.
Jealous, 43, who served as President of the NAACP for four years, from 2008 to 2012, is the youngest leader in the history of the NAACP. He is a partner in the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, where he invests in high-growth companies that have a positive social impact. He has been a leader of successful state and local movements to ban the death penalty, outlaw racial profiling, defend voting rights, secure marriage equality, and end mass incarceration.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter celebrated its 58th annual Charter Day in Canton, Michigan, on December 3, 2016. Approximately 50 Brothers were in attendance. Our Province Polemarch, Brother Kevin D. Kyles, delivered a powerful and impactful key note address.
Brothers Charles E. Beatty, Jr. Delta Pi – 1966, Richard King, Beta, 1966, and Ed Moorman, Alpha Delta – 1966 were presented with their 50 year White Blazers and joined the esteemed group of 50 year Brothers in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter.
Brothers Rod Kilgore and Stafford Watts were awarded the Brother of the Year Award. Congratulations to Brothers Kilgore and Watts for their outstanding contributions to the betterment of our Chapter.
Special thanks to Brother David Wooten who served as the Master of Ceremonies and enlightened the group with his humorous commentary. Also a special thanks to Brothers Jeff Holland, Stafford Watts, LaMonta Stone, Ramone Reese, Hal Heard, Mel Roper, Byron Fox, Greg Henderson, Clyde Barnett, John Finn, and the all of the young Brothers who lit the candles for the Founders, for ensuring a successful evening.