On behalf of the District leadership and the Brothers of Area I, it is my honor to extend this invitation to you and your guests to attend the 59th Annual District Conference of the South Carolina Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Conference theme is The Urgency of Now: Mission-Minded Brothers Supporting Our Communities Through Advocacy and Activism.
Our Conference will convene October 11-12, at the Hilton Greenville located at 45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, South Carolina. Please know that the Brothers of the local chapters and the District are working to ensure that this District Conference will exceed all your expectations. Brothers and guests will leave this conference inspired, challenged and more involved with their individual communities and the Brotherhood as a whole.
During the Public Reception, we will recognize and honor two new South Carolina Living Legends from the chapters in Area I. Additionally, during the Public Reception, we will continue to commemorate the Emanuel Nine who were tragically slain on June 17, 2015, at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. We will do this by honoring individuals and organizations in the Upstate who embody their spirit and service to others.
There will also be an opportunity to engage in our signature” community service project, Alpha Men Do Read. Alpha Men Do Read represents the District’s proactive measure to promote literacy development in elementary schools. This year, brothers will interact with the students of Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School. As a Title 1 school, Thomas E. Kearns Elementary School’s mission aligns with the mission of our community service project, which is to develop successful, responsible, and respectful life-long learners.
What can you do to ensure the success of the 59th Anniversary District Conference? The answer is simple, make sure that your chapter delegates and Brothers register for the District Conference, participate in the Conference and the District’s Chapter awards and competitions.
I look forward to seeing each of you at the 59th Annual South Carolina District Conference in the beautiful City of Greenville, South Carolina.