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Gov. Deal to attend East Point fraternity’s meeting in downtown Atlanta
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April 09, 2014 11:43 AM | 1614 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
East Point’s Phi Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi will host the fraternity’s Seventh District meeting Thursday through Sunday at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

Highlighting the list of speakers and guests is Gov. Nathan Deal.  

The fraternity will also present Hosea Feed the Hungry and Tri-Cities High School with a donation.

There will be a career, college and health fair during the conference that will be open to the public. 

During the meeting, fraternity members will attend a variety of workshops, business and educational symposiums, planning sessions and ancillary events.

An estimated 2,000 fraternity members from various chapters within the seventh district states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi are expected.

Scheduled events include:

Feed the Children food drive Thursday at noon

Deal’s speech Friday at 9:15 a.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority president Carolyn Stewart’s keynote speech Friday Talent Hunt competition Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Social events Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Founded in 1911, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Omega Psi Phi became the first African-American fraternity founded on a historically black college campus.

Since its inception, it has grown to a membership of more than 200,000 men worldwide. The fraternity’s membership is comprised of college and university presidents; leaders in science, medicine, government, politics, the military, business and civil rights; and famous artists, entertainers and athletes. Worldwide, the fraternity’s programs emphasize social action, education and health care. The Seventh District is led by David Marion, Ph.D., Craig Jackson and Arnold Pleasant.

Rick Thompson is the meeting’s district marshal.

ON THE WEB: For more information visit the organization’s website at www.oppf7d.com

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