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MESSAGE FROM THE POLEMARCH

“KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE”

members, reaching back to reclaim brothers, supporting Epsilon Sigma, mentoring young in our Kappa League program, establishing collaborative relationships, and service in the public interest will be the focus of this administration. Happy New Year!!! Brother Walter S. Swindell,II 7th Polemarch Bowie Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Welcome to the January Issue of the BMAC Diamond. As we prepare for the challenges and opportunities that we will embrace personally, professionally, and fraternally in 2017, I would like to take a moment to thank each of you for the support you have given to the chapter over the past year. As your Polemarch for the past 6 months, I am overly optimistic about the possibilities for a fulfilling fraternal experience for the upcoming year. With our Creed as our guide, and our newly established Vision and Mission as our focus, we are on the precipice of achievements that we can all be proud of being a part of. Awareness of the fraternity experience of our

November 2016

“Vigilance in watching opportunity; tact and daring in seizing upon opportunity; force and persistence in crowding opportunity to its utmost possible achievement- these are the martial virtues which must command success.” –Austin Phelps

IN THIS ISSUE ( JANUARY 2017 )

Officer & Committee Chairs A listing of BMAC Officers and Committee Chair Page 1 Announcements This section is dedicated to any announcements relating to community or social events. Page 4 Upcoming Activities & Events This section will include upcoming Fraternity and. Community events Page 5 Past Activities This section highlights past event that the chapter has participated in. Page 6 Committee Updates This section features reports from committee chairs. Page 7-10

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Officers POSITION: POLEMARCH

POSITION: KEEPER OF EXCHEQUER

POSITION: MEMBER, BOARD OF DIREC-

NAME: BROTHER WALTER SWINDELL

NAME: BROTHER JONATHAN NESBITT

TORS

POSITION: VICE POLEMARCH

POSITION: REPORTER

NAME: BROTHER DAVID JANIFER

NAME: BROTHER CHARLES FRINK

POSITION: 2ND VICE POLEMARCH

POSITION: STRATEGUS

NAME: BROTHER HUGENE FIELDS

NAME: BROTHER JOE WILLIAMS

NAME: BROTHER MARCELLUS MAJOR

POSITION: KEEPER OF RECORDS

POSITION: MEMBER, BOARD OF DIREC-

POSITION: LIEUTENANT STRATEGUS

TORS

NAME: BROTHER BRANDON CYRUS


NAME: BROTHER SEDRICK ISAAC

NAME: BROTHER CRAIG WOMACK

NAME: BROTHER DR. CHRISTOPHER BISHOP POSITION: MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

POSITION: HISTORIAN NAME: BROTHER WILLIAM CRUTCHFIELD

Committee Chairs POSITION: GUIDE RIGHT/KAPPA LEAGUE DIRECTOR NAME: BROTHER LEROY JENKINS PHONE: 240-893-2621 EMAIL: [email protected]

POSITION: ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN NAME: BROTHER JOEL PEEBLE PHONE: 301-440-5965 EMAIL: [email protected]

POSITION: SOCIAL ACTION COMMIT

NAME: BROTHER ARTHUR RUSSELL PHONE: 301-828-8842 EMAIL: [email protected] POSITION: BENEVOLENCE COMMIT-

POSITION: BUDGET COMMITTEE NAME: BROTHER JONATHAN NES-

POSITION: NEWSLETTER COMMIT-

TEE

TEE

BITT

NAME: BROTHER WAYNE QUICK

NAME: BROTHER CHARLES FRINK

PHONE: 301-385-4885

PHONE: 240-350-7172

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: 240-375-2955 EMAIL: [email protected] POSITION: MTA COMMITTEE NAME: BROTHER ALEX BAKER PHONE: 301-742-2852

EMAIL: [email protected] POSITION: SOCIAL MEDIA

POSITION: HOUSING COMMITTEE NAME: BROTHER BOBBY HENRY PHONE: 301-537-5744 EMAIL: [email protected] POSITION: PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

NAME: BROTHER GERARD SMART PHONE: 321-759-0612 EMAIL: [email protected]

POSITION: FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

POSITION: BY-LAWS COMMIT-

NAME: BROTHER TERRANCE REEVES

NAME: BROTHER CHARLES EXUM

PHONE: 301-613-3354

PHONE: 301-351-5659

NAME: BROTHER JOE WILLIAMS

EMAIL: [email protected]

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: 240-462-8539

PHONE: 240-375-4525

POSITION: BROTHERLY RELATIONS

POSITION: TECHNOLOGY COMMIT-

EMAIL: [email protected]

NAME: BROTHER WENDELL MOORE

TEE

POSITION: SCHOLARSHIP COMMIT-

PHONE: 301-509-8640

PHONE:

EMAIL: [email protected]

EMAIL: [email protected]

EMAIL: [email protected] POSITION: RECLAMATION COMMITTEE NAME: BROTHER

DAVID JANIFER

TEE NAME: BROTHER JAMES JANIFER

EMAIL: [email protected]

NAME: BROTHER ALEX SMITH

POSITION: BMAC RETREAT COMMITTEE NAME: BROTHER DEREK STREETER PHONE: 706-951-8214

PHONE: 301-352-9725 EMAIL: [email protected]

POSITION: SENIOR KAPPA COM-

POSITION: ANNIVERSARY AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

NAME: BROTHER REGGIE TAYLOR

MITTEE

NAME: BROTHER DON ERVIN

PHONE: 301-459-0785

PHONE: 202-437-8247

EMAIL: [email protected]

EMAIL: [email protected]

TEE

POSITION: AUDIT COMMITTEE NAME: VACANT :

EMAIL: [email protected]

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POSITION: PARLIAMENTARIAN NAME: BROTHER MIKE SHIELDS PHONE: 301.237.2264 EMAIL: [email protected] POSITION: CHAPLAIN NAME: BROTHER WAYNE QUICK PHONE: 301-385-4885 EMAIL: [email protected]

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POSITION: EPSILON SIGMA ADVISORY COMMITTEE

POSITION: NEWSLETTER COM-

NAME: BROTHER DARRELL CLARK

NAME: BROTHER CHARLES FRINK

NAME: BROTHER TERRANCE REEVES

PHONE: 240-216-7042EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: 240-350-7172

PHONE: 301-613-3354

EMAIL: [email protected]

EMAIL: [email protected]

POSITION: ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN NAME: BROTHER JOEL PEEBLES

MITTEE

POSITION: SOCIAL MEDIA

POSITION: FRATERNAL EXPERIENCE

PHONE: 301-440-5965

NAME: BROTHER WENDELL MOORE

EMAIL:

PHONE: 301-509-8640 EMAIL: [email protected]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS *** MEETINGS *** 1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – JANUARY 19, 2017 – 7:00PM - JERICHO CITY OF PRAISE. 2. CHAPTER MEETING – JANUARY 28, 2017 – 5:00PM – BOWIE STATE – MLK 102. 3. A CHAPTER PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN AT THE JANUARY CHAPTER MEETING. DRESS CODE: DARK SUITE, WHITE SHIRT, KAPPA TIE.

________________________ Our esteemed and beloved BMAC Brother, entered the Chapter Invisible.

and Elder Watson Diggs Awardee,

Dr. John M. Jenkins, Sr. has

The Resolution below was presented to Silhouette Jenkins during the funeral service.

Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Resolution of Condolence Whereas, Brother

Colonel (R) Dr. John Mark Jenkins

Whereas, Brother

Dr. John M. Jenkins

— an initiate of the North Carolina A & T University Chapter, the

Alpha Nu of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, faithfully served our Noble Clan since his initiation in 1948; and was an outstanding individual who with self determination earned a Bachelor of Science

degree from North Carolina A & T College, a Master’s from Virginia State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia; and Whereas, Brother

Dr. John M. Jenkins

after initiation into the Alpha Nu of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated served as

undergraduate Chapter Polemarch, alumni chapter Vice Polemarch and numerous committee chairs at the undergraduate level; and at the graduate level in the Bowie Mitchellville Alumni Chapter and as member of the Board of Directors of the Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Diamond Foundation and was the first recipient of the Eastern Province’s Lifetime Achievement Award and most notably our beloved Brother Dr. John M. Jenkins

was bestowed as a recipient of the Elder Watson Diggs Award by the Grand Chapter of our Noble

Clan of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Now therefore, be it Resolved, That this resolution be made part of the Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter’s official minutes and that a copy be placed in the archives for permanent keeping; and be it finally Resolved, That a framed copy of this expression be presented to Mrs. Diane Jenkins, his beloved wife during the celebration of his life on December 15, 2016 Polemarch – Walter S. Swindell, II Keeper of Records – Brandon Cyrus Adopted on this15th day of December 2016

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PAST ACTIVITIES KAPPA LEAGUE UPDATES 
 Guide Right/Kappa League Committee Report dated December 17, 2016 The Kappa Leaguers meet on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at The City of Praise, Academy Training Library, 8601 Jericho City Drive, Landover, Md. The Kappa Leaguers in attendance were Joshua Townes, Lynwood Simmons, CameRon Dalton, and Jabari Ferrell. The chapter brothers in attendance were Brothers Leroy Jenkins, Craig Womack, Hugene Fields, Justin Cobb, and Andre Woolford. Brother Woolford was the presenter for that session’s workshop. The topic of Brother Woolford’s workshop was Mental Health Coping Strategies. He engaged the Kappa Leaguers and his chapter brothers with a very interactive seminar. He discussed the two different types of coping strategies that most people use: Positive and Negative. We discussed the benefits of the positive Coping Strategies in detail so that the Kappa Leaguers would understand constructive ways of handling stress. The examples of the positive Mental Health coping strategies were Physical Activities, Reading/Writing, Hobbies; and the Development of Friendships. Then, he addressed the Negative coping strategies which can lead to destructive and life threatening behaviours. The negative coping strategies were Drug Abuse, Alcohol, Self-Mutilation, Denial, and Storing the Problem. The Kappa Leaguers were thoroughly engaged and participatory throughout Brother Woolford’s workshop. Kudos to Brother Woolford for a well-delivered workshop presentation. This morning, Saturday, December 17th, 2016, Kappa Leaguer, Emmanuel Brown, and the sons of Brother Marcellus Majors donated their time and strength in assisting the Ladies of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Psi Epsilon Omega chapter in their Food Distribution at the Elizabeth House in Laurel, Md. The individuals that we helped were grateful that the young men were able to provide the necessary “muscle” for carrying the bags down the icy streets to their cars. One positive note to mention: Kappa Leaguer, Emmanuel Brown, has been accepted for admission to four universities and has received $175,000 in scholarship offers from those universities. The next Kappa League meeting will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the City of Praise Ministry, Academy Training Library, 8601 Jericho City Drive, Landover, MD 20785. Brothers, we have a great group of Kappa Leaguers this year. Why don’t you come out and see them for yourself! Sincerely, Brother Leroy Jenkins Guide Right Chairman/Kappa League Advisor


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Committee Updates

Social Action Updates The Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. partnered with the Pearl Elegance Foundation, Incorporated, Elizabeth House-Fish of Laurel, Inc. and the Bowie/Mitchellville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated® to provide 80 families in the Laurel community with nutritional groceries for their upcoming holiday meal. Families were also provided gift cards to assist with additional food items. The Brother of the Bowie Mitchellville Alumni Chapter (BMAC) also partnered with the The Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in an Adopt A Family program sponsored by  LARS (Laurel Advocacy Referral Services) . BMAC provided Christmas gifts for an entire family. BMAC Brothers also supported a toy giveaway program at the City of Praise Family Ministries.



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Fraternity Experience Updates Several Brothers participated in the worship Service at the City of Praise Family Ministries on Sunday December 11, 2016 for the December activity. For the month of January we will have a Luck 13 event to celebrate the chapters 13th anniversary at a local pub on January 21, 2017. Each brother in attendance will be asked to contribute $13. Details will be forthcoming from the committee.

Senior Kappa’s Please keep Dr. Hinkle in your prayers as he continues to recover from a recent medical treatment.

Reclamation Updates Brother are encouraged to invite an inactive BMAC Brothers to the J5 celebration at the MGM. Each brother is also challenged to bring 1(one) inactive Brother to our next chapter meeting.

Technology Updates The newly redesigned chapter website is under construction. Brother Joe Williams is leading this effort. We hope to launch the new web site at our January 2017 chapter meeting. The migration to Google Docs has been completed. If you are not receiving chapter emails contact brother Brandon Cyrus.

Fundraising Updates The committee is evaluating several collaborations for 2017 with other Kappa Chapters and organizations. Updates will be provided at the January chapter meeting.

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Epsilon Sigma Update

December 17th 2016 Dear Brother Polemarch and fellow Brothers,

The undergraduates have been building off of the momentum we garnered since the beginning of the semester. This month we had our annual Shimmy Like a Nupe (SLAN) event where we collected over 100 donations of non perishable foods to be donated to Martha’s Table --- a well known organization in D.C that supports providing food, education, and family support to families throughout the Metropolitan area. At the event we packed out our Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium and welcomed many surrounding chapters (TNT, XI, AI to name a few). The event was the highlight of the semester because it allowed students---ladies, to participate in some of the fun cultural aspects of the fraternity. About 6 teams of ladies competed for bragging rights and a trophy. We also illuminated the campus community by allowing our modeling team and a couple dance teams to perform at the show. The show was a success! Following that event, we hosted a fundraising party at UltraBar where students from Bowie State were shuttled to the event, students from Howard, UMD, Towson and others all came out to have a good time. Although we didn’t make a huge profit from the event, we didn’t go under, and it showed us what we can accomplish. We built invaluable relationships with the ownership of the venue and also learned what we need to do to make the event more successful. This event was also a success. Lastly, we hosted our annual Christmas Party for the entire chapter at the National Harbor’s MGM during its grand opening weekend. It was an honor for the undergrads to fellowship with some of the pillars that Epsilon Sigma rests upon. The event turned out to be very beneficial because we were able to gain insight and wisdom of why we call ourselves Epsilon Sigma, EZ Rock. All in all, we are only 16 days into the month and the brothers have been working, focusing on closing out the semester strong with achieving on their finals. We were honored to acknowledge four graduates from the chapter yesterday and hopefully will be able to plug them right into BMAC. Going forward we are still working on developing systems that will help us to be even more efficient as an organisation, planning our winter retreat, and making sure that we have everything in order for intake season. In closing, can someone add me to the email chain list for you all’s events. We didn’t receive the information for the Toys for Tots event until I got the automated phone call. We have to continue to bridge the gap and ensure that we are moving forward. Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I hope and pray that you experience great fellowship, laughter, peace and love with your families during this season. Yours in the Bond, Rajah A. Hilliard Polemarch, Epsilon Sigma Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. [email protected] (202) 368-0988

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