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NPHC promotes Greek Awareness with 2017 Day of Fellowship

posted Jan 12, 2017, 6:48 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 4:53 PM ]



Upstate NPHC Greeks should wear their lapel pins on February 26
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Greenville, South Carolina -  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 26, 2017.

The council is asking all NPHC Greek members to wear their fraternity or sorority lapel pins to their local Church services on February 26th, 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 are 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 26th :

After their services, NPHC members and their families can fellowship together at Liberty Tap Room, 941 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 from 1PM to 3PM.  Greek members and their families can RSVP to the gathering at NPHCGreenville2017.eventbrite.com by Friday , February 24, 2017.

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 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 predominately 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 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.

Holiday Mixer set for December 8th

posted Nov 30, 2016, 2:12 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 2:14 PM ]



Greenville, South Carolina - Please join and us for a night of Holiday spirits and good food with the local Council at a local eatery, Club Epic which is located in 516 N Main Street on Mauldin, 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. This also serves the last event for the Council in 2016.

We will have selected refreshments and dinner will available as a dutch option for those who want stay for a meal.  The mixer starts at 6:30 PM lasts until 8:30 PM.

Please RSVP for the event at nphcholidaymix2k16.eventbrite.com


Club Epic

ΑΦΑ Greenville Foundation sponsors MLK Gala on Jan. 29th

posted Nov 25, 2016, 6:24 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Nov 25, 2016, 6:31 PM ]

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Greenville South Carolina -  Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation along with Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha will sponsor its 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Gala on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Melvin and Dottie Younts Conference Center on the campus of Furman University.

The Gala features a full course dinner and live entertainment. Recent years have seen the Scholarship Gala positioned as a kickoff event for Martin Luther King activities in Greenville and surrounding areas. However this year the Gala will be held at the end of January.

Proceeds from the Scholarship Gala support the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship for local high students as well fund other community efforts such the MLK Youth Program, Gordon College Fair, and Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition. See Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation website for more information, www.alphagreenville.org.

Last year, Bajeyah Eaddy, CEO of CEO/Founder of Standing Against Violence Everyday, Inc. (S.A.V.E), has been selected as the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner which was presented at Gala. In addition to presenting the winner of this year's award, the Gala is the longest held annual Commemorative event MLK Holiday for the Upstate and serves the culminating event for the Foundation's fundraising efforts.

After November 15th, a listing of the MLK 2017 events as well as event profiles can be found on the Alpha Greenville Foundation's webiste at www.alphagreenville.org.

Download MLK Solicitation Letter & Sponsorship Packet for 2017. All sponsorships and Ads are due by December 25th. For more information contact Allen Cook, Gala Chair at mlkgala@alphagreenville.org


Tickets are $50.00 per person (plus card fees)

Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter or by calling Alpha Greenville Foundation at (864) 735-0885.

Tickets will be available online, after December 25th.

Directions to the center are available here.


NPHC Host Jazz Mixer on October 20th

posted Sep 28, 2016, 9:53 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 9:53 PM ]



Greenville, South Carolina - Please join us for a night of Greek Fellowship and good food with the Council at a local eatery, Blues Boulevard Jazz Greenville on 300 River Street in Downtown Greenville.

NPHC Council holds Seasonal Mixers as quarterly events for Chapter members of the Council and their families and guests to share some Greek fellowship during this Fall season. Dinner will available as a dutch option for those who want stay for after the mixer. The mixer starts at 6:00 PM. Free hor d'oeuvres are usually available until 7 PM.

Blues Boulevard has brought its upscale blues and jazz format to Greenville. A gorgeous, newly designed, contemporary venue, there is nothing in Greenville that quite compares. Featuring LIVE acts every Thursday through Sunday, Blues Boulevard is bringing jazz and blues artists, both local and national, right to you. Blues Boulevard is THE ticket to live music in Greenville!

Blues Boulevard Jazz calendar is available at https://bluesboulevardjazzgreenville.com/jazz-events/2016/10/

You RSVP at https://nphcfallmix2016.eventbrite.com

Blues Boulevard Jazz


2016 Greek Cookout will be held on August 20th

posted Aug 18, 2016, 7:31 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 7:40 PM ]

Simpsonville, South Carolina -  NPHC of Greater Greenville, SC will be holding its annual Greek Cookout on August 20, 2016 from 4 PM to 9 PM.  The annual Greek Gathering will be returning to Southside Park this year, located at 417 Baldwin Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

There will be Annual Greek Challenge and Greeks are asked to bring a desert to the affair. Council Reps and cooks will not be present at Shelter #1 until 4:00 PM. Food won't be ready before 5:30 pm. A flyer and map are available below. 

Southside Park





Saturday, August 20, 2016
from 4:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m.
at Southside Park, Simpsonville, SC

Register at UGcookout2016.eventbrite.com

“All Upstate Members of Greek Organizations 
and their families are invited”


However, Council Reps and cooks will not be present at Shelter #1 until 4:00 PM. Food won't be ready before 5:30 PM.


Parking is Free and Please register

This park has a parking fee but limited. Parking fee will be free. We are asking you register if you attend to come to the event.


Play in the Annual 
Greek Challenge
cards

For the fifth year, we will be having our Greek Challenge, a tournament for Bid Whiz, Spades, Dominoes and Tonk among the chapter. Trophies will be given to the Sorority and or Fraternity with the most points overall and the individual teams that win in their game. Last year, Omega Psi Phi won the challenge and took home the trophy. This year we expect a spirited challenge for all the nine chapters on the council. 
Contact Stacie at challenge@upstatescpan.org 
for more information.”

Bring a Dessert to the Cookout
desserts

We are asking if you come the event to bring a dessert to share with the group. Lets know if you are coming and add your item in the Registration.

Southside Park (66 acres)

Address: 417 Baldwin Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29680

City park offering sports fields & picnic sites, plus a waterpark with slides & a lazy river. Southside Park is home to Discovery Island Waterpark.

Amenities: Athletic Fields, Football, Playground, Shelter, Soccer, Tennis, Tournament Facility, Waterpark

Zeta Phi Beta (EIZ) to hold 1st Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on Aug. 6th

posted Aug 2, 2016, 9:18 AM by Bobby Clark







Greenville, South Carolina - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Iota Zeta Chapter presents their 1st Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. The event offer plates with Fish, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, and More. Drinks and cake will be sold separately. $8.00 per person in advance and $10 at the door. (Flyer is below)

The event will held on August 6, 2016 from Noon to 3 PM and be held at
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at 505 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

If you have questions, Call Glenda Beverly at (914) 374-7164.
Proceeds will be used for scholarship and community services.


Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist church


 

GGL sponsors "Project Alpha" on July 16th

posted Jun 1, 2016, 10:28 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 10:28 PM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is sponsor its annual Project Alpha Seminar on July 16, 2016 at the Kroc Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The event will start at 10 AM and last until 2 PM. 

Project Alpha is a set of educational seminars for adolescent males conducted collaboratively by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes. First developed in 1980, the program's goal is to assist young men with making responsible life decisions. The program will have several speakers on various topics related to male life experiences. There is an emphasis placed on the notion many life decisions have consequences and they should be aware of those consequences. 

Parents and young adult males between the age of 12-17 can attend and can register online at http://projectalpha-agf-2016.eventbrite.com/ by July 1, 2016. All attendees are required to have parental consent because of the frank nature of the discussions and topics that are discussed. Online registration participants should bring their tickets to the event. 

For more information about the Project Alpha agenda, you can contact the Program Chairman, Chuck Ford, at (864) 325-2809,  send an email to contact@alphagreenville.org or view the Project Alpha event page on the Alpha Greenville Website.


2016 Upstate Economic Empowerment Weekend starts on June 22nd

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:55 PM by Bobby Clark

Greenville, South Carolina -  Black Expo South and SC Blue Retail presents the 5th Annual Upstate Economic Empowerment Weekend in Greenville, South Carolina. This series of events will kick-off on June 22, 2016 with the $50 Billion Empowerment Tour held at the TD Convention Center. The subject of evening will be, “Closing the Wealth Gap”, by TED Talks speaker and author of Our Black Year, Maggie Anderson, and Manager of The African-American Market Unit of New York Life, Eugene Mitchell. 

New York Life created this initiative to bring together elected officials, religious leaders, business owners and the community-at-large to discuss actionable strategies for bridging the racial wealth gap in our local community. Attendees are invited to learn about New York Life’s African American Community Empowerment Plan, a five-year initiative to generate $50 billion* of generally tax-free, future income for the African American community. Greenville is the first South Carolina City to host the Tour event. 

Friday, June 24, 2016 will feature several key events, beginning with the 5th Annual Business Opportunity Summit, held at the Kroc Center at 7:30am. This year’s summit will feature Greenville Health System President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Riordan, whose keynote will discuss The Benefits of Diversity On Our Economy. Immediately following the Business Opportunity Summit, is the 5th Annual Talented Tenth Leadership Conference featuring an opening seminar by Ava Smith from Ava Smith and Associates, and panel discussions on topics including education, financial security, and political process. 

The slate of events will conclude with the acclaimed Taste of Black Upstate. The acclaimed event, which features sample dishes and desserts from local caterers, chefs and restaurants, will be held at ZEN located at 924 South Main Street. 

For more information on all of the events, visit www.blackexposouth.com. To learn more about the Talented Tenth Leadership Conference, visit www.talentedtenthsc.com

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3rd Annual John H. Williams, Jr. Golf Classic to held on August 13th

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:42 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 9:47 PM ]








Greenville, South Carolina - On August 13, 2016, the 3rd Annual John H Williams Jr. Golf Classic will be held will again be sponsored by the Mu Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. The Classic will be held at at the Legends League Golf Course on 200 Ranch Road in Greenville, South Carolina 29667.  

The event will have Four Man Captain’s Choice, and Registration & Check In will be at 10:00 AM and there will be a Shot Gun Start 11:00 AM. Dinner and Prizes at the Hole 19th will be available.  

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911 on the campus of Howard University by Ernest E. Just, Frank Coleman, Edgar A. Love and Oscar J. Cooper. The Mu Pi Chapter was founded in Greenville on March 9, 1974.  Mu Pi has been a positive and influential organization in our local community providing scholarships, blood drives, mentoring, and philanthropy. 

All proceeds from the Golf Classic will go to the Chapter’s scholarship fund and other chapter community programs.  


 See Event Brochure below


Prizes and Awards 

1st Place — $400 

2nd Place— $300 

3rd Place— $200 

Hole in One—New Car 

Longest Drive—TBD 

Closet To Pin—TBD 



For more information please contact: 

Ron Fisher—Founder  | 864-901-8590 

Mike Davis—Basileus Mu Pi  | 678-982-1124 




Mu Pi Chapter sponsors Linens & Lace Party

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:23 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 9:26 PM ]


Greenville, South Carolina - Mu Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and their Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring a "Linens & Lace" Summer Sizzler Party on August 13, 2016 from 9 PM to 1:30 AM at the Theodore Hellenic Center, on 408. N. Academy Street, Downtown Greenville, South Carolina. 

See any Omega Mu Pi Brother for tickets or contact Clarance West at 864-784-3637. You also buy tickets by visiting the website,  www.linensandlace.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by the Omega Limited Scholarship Foundation 501(C)3. 

Admission is $25 per person, and tables of eight (8) are available at $200. The event is cabaret-style (Bring your own food & drinks). There will be limited hors d'oeuvres while they last, and you must be 21 years of age to attend the event. The event will feature the legendary DJ TJ Swann and  proceeds will help support Mu Pi Chapter Scholarship activities. 


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