Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter closes holiday season in style
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Philadelphia Alumni Chapter hosted a party of all parties at Lulu Shriners on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.
It would be easier to tell you who wasn’t at the sold-out affair. Everyone was ready for the upbeat cabaret-style party chaired by Erick Pullian and Clarence Lewis. The well-supported event raised funds for the Kappa Achievement Center.
The fraternity states, “The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Philadelphia Alumni Chapter established the Achievement Academy in 1992. The fraternity’s nationally mandated Guide Right program provides for the development and training of young African-American male students. The Achievement Academy seeks to combat the negative influences in the lives of our impressionable youth with positive values, direction and enhanced self-esteem. The college-educated men of Kappa Alpha Psi have accepted the challenge to motivate the students to assume responsibility for their future success.”
Polemarch Douglas Harrell Jr., immediate past polemarch Darryl Stephens and his wife Linda Stephens, Philadelphia City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green and his wife Sheila Green were among the outstanding members seen having a great time.
Officers serving with the 48th polemarch are: 1st Vice Polemarch Damian Jackson; 2nd Vice Polemarch Clarence Izzard, Darren Lipscomb, Rodney Jacks, Kenneth Lesesne, Jerome Dean, John W. Nelson Jr., John Cunningham and Dennis Butler.
Board members are: Darryl Stephens, Past Philadelphia Alumni Polemarch; Robert N. Hunter, past Philadelphia alumni polemarch; Albert Wilkins, Louis A. Williams Jr., ast Philadelphia alumni polemarch and John Kirby.
W. Wilson Goode Sr. serves as chapter chaplin; the chapter reporter is Craig Walker; the nominating committee chairman is Ronald Johnson and the chapter historian is Rodney Whitmire.
There were hundreds of beautiful people “Out & About” to celebrate the holiday season and support a great cause. I’ll tell you just some of those familiar faces spotted enjoying music by DJ Toni B, great food and drink.
It was great to see Shelly Pullian, Donna and Tim Roderick, Kelly Bethea, Dr. Ramseyand Kristine Chew, Deborah Chew James, Byron and Pat Brooks, Doyt and Sandy Jones, Charles “Butch” and Deana Minnis, Skip and Robin Kilson, Derek Bowks and Kari Smith.
Other party-goers, including Kappa brothers and friends were: Lou Williams and Claudia Averett Williams, Louis DeVaughn and Elaine Evans DeVaughn, Larry and Carmen Skinner, Bill and April Rawlings, Renee and Chris Mance, Stanley and Marie Simpkins, Michael White and Dr. Kimberly Bridges White, Jay Hall, Kelly Bethea, Dena Capers, Rick and Gloria Hawkins, Niki Hawkins and Devon Allen.
Other highlights of the relaxed, fun evening showcased amazing gift baskets and raffles. There was also a variety of fabulous vendors.
Congratulations to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Philadelphia Alumni Chapter and all who supported this very successful event. It was a blast!
Have a fantastic week “Out & About” everyone! Have a very healthy, happy and safe new year!