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NPHC needs your help to encourage Voter Activism in the Upstate

posted Aug 16, 2020, 1:35 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Aug 17, 2020, 9:14 AM ]


NPHC is looking for your help!


Upstate South Carolina - Hello Fellow Greek members,

We need your help as we look to advocate for Voter Awareness, Registration, Activism for this year's coming President Election. Please take a look at the VIDEO above and fill out the SURVEY below.  

This survey will gather preferences for voter registration and voter activism efforts among the members of the Divine 9 in the SC Upstate to include 
  1. "In-Person" drives, 
  2. virtual drives, 
  3. attending virtual debate watch parties 
  4. making advocacy calls and 
  5. registering as a poll worker. 
Please share that survey with other Divine 9 NPHC members in the local area. We will gather this information and then create an Upstate plan with our local NPHC sub-committee on how to organize our efforts.


Here is the SURVEY:

Voter Registration Activism



Support BLACKOUT July 7th

posted Jun 30, 2020, 5:48 AM by Bobby Clark

A call to financial boycott ALL Businesses for one day. BLACKOUT DAY July 7, 2020 This is a call to action!! We need one day of solidarity in American When not one person of color in America spend a dollar. This includes Africa, Native, Asian-Americans, Hispanics... ALL people of color. Together have 3.9.trillio dollar in economic spending power. 

That is $10,684,931,506.80 it is going to cost per day next a person of color gets shot!!! We will call it #blackoutday2020 July 7th, 2020 please spread the message, and let's show REAL action that they fear!!!! #blackoutday2020

NPHC-GG Virtual Spring Mixer 2K20 set for June 4th

posted May 27, 2020, 4:24 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated May 27, 2020, 4:32 PM ]

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Greenville, South Carolina - Please join us for the NPHC Spring Quarterly Mixer on June 4, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the spring's mixer will be held virtually with a Zoom Conference Conference.  

NPHC Council holds these Mixers as quarterly events for chapter members of the council to share some Greek fellowship during this Spring season.

The Mixer starts at 7 PM lasts until 9 PM. The Council will be conducting Breakrooms for Census and Voting Registration Discussion to answer your questions about both the upcoming primary and November general election.

NPHC-GG changes Meetings to Online to prevent COVID-19

posted Mar 18, 2020, 2:34 AM by Bobby Clark

Coronavirus

Greenville, South Carolina - In the light of the growing COVID-19 crisis, NPHC-GG is changing our face-to-face meetings to online conference calls. The first meeting this affects is our upcoming meeting on March 30, 2020 at 6:15 PM.

We are urging all of our member chapters to limit their events to comply with any local, state and national guidelines. Currently (as of 3/17/20), South Carolina Governor's Office is asking groups not to have any events with more 50* or more people.  

All members should promote CDC's guidelines for helping to preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, include the following items:
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (at least 20 secs)
  • If you cough, cough into your elbow, not your hands. 
  • When you are out, practice "Social Distancing" (keeping more than 3 FT apart) whenever possible. 
  • Don't go to work, if you feel sick.
  • If you feel sick, call your doctor or using Tele-Health appointments : (MUSC or PRISMA). 

Common Resources:

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) website


* National guidelines are for individuals to only gather in group less than 10 people. 


DO THE FIVE
Help stop coronavirus

1
HANDSWash them often
2
ELBOWCough into it
3
FACEDon't touch it
4
FEETStay more than 3ft apart
5
FEELsick? Stay home


Phi Beta Sigma Chapter 2020 Black History Program scheduled for Feb. 22nd

posted Feb 18, 2020, 3:00 AM by Bobby Clark





Greenville, South Carolina -
The Alpha Lambda Sigma of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is sponsoring its 2020 Black History Month Program featuring Dr. Wizdom Powell of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Powell will present “Breath, Eyes, Memory”: Reimagining racial trauma exposure, response, & resiliency among African American boys and men.

The program will start at 2 PM and will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church, located at 31 Allendale Lane, Greenville 29607









2020 Day of Fellowship is set for February 23rd

posted Feb 5, 2020, 2:18 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Feb 5, 2020, 2:18 AM ]

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NPHC promotes Greek Awareness with 2020 Day of Fellowship 

Upstate NPHC Greeks should wear their lapel pins on February 23rd   


RSVP to Fellowship Meal at https://nphc-gg-dayoffellowship2020.eventbrite.com

 

Greenville, South Carolina - As part of their annual tradition, the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Greater Greenville is again promoting Greek awareness in the Upstate of South Carolina with its annual “Day of Fellowship” on Sunday, February 23, 2020. 

 

The council is asking all NPHC Greek members to wear their fraternity or sorority lapel pins to their local Church services on February 23rd, and to make an announcement in the services about the Council and its ten member chapters, which make up the council in the Upstate Area. A sample church announcement (included below), along with brochures about the Council and a recording of the NPHC Greek Medley is available to churches to use on the Upstate Council website, (www.upstatescpan.org).

 

For those NPHC members looking for a church service in the area, the following churches are planning recognitions on February 23rd :

 

 

Join us at our Fellowship meal at Grandma's Kitchen (Greenville, SC).

After services, NPHC members and their families can fellowship together at Grandma's Kitchen (minority-owned) at 1314 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29605 from 1:30 PM to 4 PM.  RSVPs made before February 15, 2020, are free.  After February 15, 2020, RSVP is $3.75 per ticket (proceeds will be given to the location as a tip). The meal is a dutch treat, and Sunday Buffet is $8.89 per person (Fried Fish is 50¢ extra, and drinks are extra). Greek members and their families can RSVP to the gathering by Noon, Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Who is NPHC?

 The National Pan Hellenic Council (www.nphc.org) is a national organization made up of the nine predominantly African-American Greek organizations for College men and women. The NPHC of Greater Greenville (www.upstatescpan.org ) is made up of eight local chapters of those nine organizations which include the following active members: 


  • Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; 

  • Epsilon Tau Omega and Pi Zeta Omega of Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; 

  • Greenville Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.;

  • Greenville Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Mu Pi Chapter and Phi Alpha Chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Greenville Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

  • Eta Sigma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and

  • Epsilon Iota Zeta and Nu Delta Zeta Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

For more information please go to the Council website (www.upstatescpan.org)  where you can view the Council’s event calendar and Chapter pages on each of the active members. 




Sample Announcement:

 

The local National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Greater Greenville is again promoting its annual Day of Fellowship between NPHC Greek members in the Greenville Area. All church members who are NPHC Greek members have been asked to wear their NPHC Lapel pins today at their local church services. 

 

The National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC, www.nphc.org ) is a national organization made up of the nine predominantly African-American Greek organizations for college men and women.  Some of the famous members of NPHC organizations including Martin Luther King. Jr., Jesse Jackson, Sr., George Washington Carver, Toni Morrison, Minnie Ripperton, Ralph Abernathy, Mary Mcleod Bethune, and Hattie McDaniels.

 

The NPHC of Greater Greenville (www.upstatescpan.org ) is made up of the ten local chapters of those nine organizations which include the following active members:


  • Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; 

  • Epsilon Tau Omega and Pi Zeta Omega of Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; 

  • Greenville Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.;

  • Greenville Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Mu Pi Chapter and Phi Alpha Chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Greenville Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

  • Eta Sigma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and

  • Epsilon Iota Zeta and Nu Delta Zeta Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

<Option 1: If you don’t plan to play the Greek Medley>:

Would the members of our local NPHC Chapters, please stand and be recognized.

<pause>

 

<Option 2: If you plan to play the Greek Medley>:

“Would the members of our local NPHC Chapters, please stand and be recognized, as your organization’s hymn is played”

<Greek Medley is 10 min in length, available for download on the Upstate NPHC website, www.upstatescpan.org>


For more information please go to the Council website where you can view the Council’s event calendar and download the current NPHC Brochure



UPDATE: SC Divine Nine Legislative Day

posted Dec 19, 2019, 7:22 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Feb 5, 2020, 2:07 AM ]

Register Now!!:  The deadline to register is February 29, 2020. Click here to register. 


Columbia, South Carolina All SC Greeks are encouraged to save the date for the 3rd Annual South Carolina Divine Nine Legislative Day on March 10, 2020, at 2523 Richland Street Columbia, SC 29204


The Registration cost is $30 per person which includes a full breakfast.

 

Registration will begin at 7 AM and the Official Program will start at 8 AM. 

For more information contact: scsocialactionchair@gmail.com 

 

#scdivinenineLD2020


SCD9LD2020




2020 NPHC Survey posted Upstate Greeks

posted Dec 17, 2019, 6:46 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 17, 2019, 6:46 AM ]

New Survey released for 2020

Greenville, South Carolina - We are have posted our annual membership survey for 2020. This survey will help us improve our Council participation and planning efforts for next year's events and schedule. 

We are hoping to compare the results of this year's survey with last year's survey to track any trends in our community toward to the council. Please help us as we determine our strategic planning for the coming year. 

After an initial effort to get data and review at our Council retreat, we have extended the survey to be available until April 15, 2020. We will continue to analyze the data at the future date with Council officers, representatives, and chapter leadership. 

This survey is for any NPHC Greek members living the Upstate area (Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg), including NPHC Representatives, local Chapter members, Charter Leadership or Inactive members. 

How to take this survey: Please copy the URL below to your browser. The survey is eight questions and should about five minutes to complete. We do ask for your suggestions for the council, at certain point in the survey. 

Thank for your feedback and we will have future surveys as an ongoing effort to collect feedback for the council as we make future plans.

NPHC Representatives: Please forward this message to all of your chapter members, as you see fit.

Click here to take the survey    (available until April 15, 2020)

NPHC of Greater Greenville Leadership



NPHCGG Participation Survey 2020





2019 Holiday Mixer Scheduled for December 12th

posted Nov 25, 2019, 8:42 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 8:51 PM ]


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Maudlin, South Carolina - Come and Join as we close out the year with the local Council at a local established, Truth Grill & Chill which is located in 516 N Main St, Greenville, SC (29662).

NPHC Council holds this Mixer as an annual event for Chapter members of the Council to share some Greek spirit during this Holiday season. We will have selected refreshments, drinks "Happy hour" pricing from 6:30-7:30 PM, and dinner will be available as a dutch option for those who want to stay for dinner. The mixer starts at 6:30 PM lasts until 9:30 PM.

We will be collecting can-goods 
and donations for NPHC outreach (Harvest Hope) at the door.

We are asking all how want to attend to RSVP for the mixer at
https://nphc-holidaymixer-2k19.eventbrite.com



Truth Grill & Chill | 516 N Main St, Greenville, SC (29662)

Sigmas sponsor annual Oyster Roast, Crab Boil, & Fish Fry on Oct. 5th

posted Sep 19, 2019, 7:36 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Sep 20, 2019, 2:48 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter, of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Oyster Roast, Crab Boil, and Fish Fry on October 5 at 770 Pelham Rd in Greenville. Early bird tickets are $30 and General Tickets at $35. Children 7-13 are $15 and under 7 are free.

All food and drinks are FREE with ticket purchase and includes:
  • Steamed Oysters
  • Roasted Oysters
  • low country boil, Blue Crab
  • Fried Fish
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs and various other foods etc.
  • Soda, Beer, and Spirits

There will be ***Live DJ (#DJCHILLWILL864) and music from various artists and various contests, raffles, and giveaways throughout the day

A portion of the donations will be used to give out a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior in Greenville, SC during our Founder's day celebration in January and a portion of the proceeds will go to the March of Dimes and American Cancer society. Tickets are available at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3nd-annual-oyster-roast-crab-boil-and-fish-fry-tickets-62947912902 Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pbsgreenvillesc

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