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Pi Omega Chapter wins award at 79th Grand Conclave

7/25/2014, 2:06 p.m.
The Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore proved actions speak louder than words 79th Grand Conclave of the Omega ...
Members of Pi Omega Chapter with Grand Basileus Andrew Ray (center left), presenting plaque to Pi Omega Basileus C. Donald Bowser (holding plaque). Pi Omega Chapter has been instrumental in sponsoring programs that foster achievement, scholarship, community action and the search for talent. (Photo: Lamont Tyler)

“Well done is better than well said” —Ben Franklin

The Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore proved actions speak louder than words 79th Grand Conclave of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held July 10 - 17, 2014 in PhiladelphiaThe Pi Omega Chapter was recognized as the fraternity’s 2012-2013 International Social Action Chapter of the Year (Large Chapter, 50+ Members).

The Social Action Chapter of the Year is presented to the chapter that best implements the Fraternity’s mandated programs and provides significant community based programs to the local area and beyond. Pi Omega was selected from entries from the twelve districts of the fraternity, after being selected in the same category for the Second District Social Action Chapter of the Year in April of this year. The Second District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity covers the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Pi Omega has won this award at the district level 3 times. This is the chapter’s first International award.

Pi Omega had a busy and active year to achieve this award. In addition to completing seven mandated programs of the fraternity, including college scholarships, a high school talent hunt competition, supporting historical black colleges and universities, and conducting seven of eight special emphasis programs such as health initiatives, mentoring, blood donation, and domestic violence, Pi Omega completed over 150 community based programs and projects from November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013. Working under the theme of “We are our brothers keepers,” the projects impacted the youth, elderly, disabled, and a cross-section of race and cultures. The projects also had a geographic sphere that encompassed international, national, state and local communities.

Under the direction of Johnathon Malik Mosley, basileus of Pi Omega Chapter, Dwayne White and John Berkley, social action chairman and co-chairman respectfully, members engaged in a variety of activities that fit in with the strengths of the chapter. The true winners from this award are the hundreds of people locally, nationally, and internationally, who benefited from the services and programs offered by the chapter and Omega men throughout the world. Well done is truly better than well said.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is a historically black fraternal organization that provides and promotes programs of social, cultural and economic uplift to the communities it serves. For over a century, they have recruited, trained and deployed men of color for leadership roles in service to humanity.

Pi Omega is a graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Pi Omega Chapter has been instrumental in sponsoring programs that foster achievement, scholarship, community action, and the search for talent. For over 90 years, Pi Omega has contributed to various organizations, programs and schools, which serve as valuable resources to the Baltimore community.