2015 Western Region Convention - Powerful Futures
67TH WESTERN REGION CONVENTION CALL LETTER

THE 67TH WESTERN REGION CONVENTION

The 67th Western Region Convention will convene in sunny Southern California’s vibrant city of Long Beach. The alumni host chapters (Mu Sigma Lambda, Mu Xi Lambda, Iota Zeta Lambda, and Nu Tau Lambda) are working with affiliated college chapters (Gamma Xi, Mu Chi, and Pi Epsilon) to welcome you March 26 – 29, 2015 at the Renaissance Long Beach hotel.

The convention theme is “Powerful Futures.” Focusing on the first objective in our mission statement, to develop leaders, the Western Region is investing in creating Powerful Futures for our fellow brothers and our youth. This convention will sponsor an interactive service program, mentoring male youth from the local communities to inspire and prepare them for their own powerful futures. Additionally, candidates for the 35th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will participate in an open forum on Friday, March 27. Other highlights of this convention include a Military Veterans’ Breakfast, Public Program, Vice President’s Reception, State of the Region Address, Fraternal Luncheon, Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant/Step Show/After Party, College Brothers’ Luncheon, Life Membership Breakfast, Black and Gold Banquet and more!

The Western Region Leadership Team is working diligently to make your convention registration as friendly as possible. Online registration is the preferred method of payment. If you would like to mail your registration payment, please mail your check payable to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., complete the attached form, and send it in by March 5, 2015 to:

Brother Calvin Harris, Western Region Financial Secretary, 24 Roy Street #239, Seattle, WA 98109.

 

 

 

 

ON-LINE CONVENTION REGISTRATION SYSTEM (INSTALLMENT PLAN AVAILABLE!)
HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
CONVENTION SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 67TH WESTERN REGION CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Regional Office Set-up (Hotel Staff)
Corporate Office Set-Up (Hotel Staff)
Registration Set-Up (Hotel Staff)

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pre-Convention Leadership Meeting

10:00 pm – 1:00 am WRVP Hospitality for Host Chapters

Thursday, March 26, 2015

8:00 am – Until Exhibit Room & Regional Awards Competitors

8:00 am – Until Historian Display
(Dr. Norman Towels, 19th Western Regional Vice President)

8:00 am – Until Vendor Hall

9:00 am – 11:30 pm Neophyte Training

10:00 am – 11:30 am Registration Open

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Senior Brothers’ Lounge (Dr. Payton C. Cook)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Veteran’s Breakfast

Presiding Officers…………………..Thomas J. Pope/Bobby McDonald

Keynote Speaker………………..Antoinette Naddour Balta, Esq., LLM

11:30 am -12:45 pm…….Leading for Tomorrow Foundation (LFT) Meeting
(Aaron Crutison Sr., 27th Western Region Vice President & Chairman, LFT Foundation)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm OPENING SESSION

Procession to the Dias

Presiding Officer…………………………………………….Randy McKenzie

Presentation of Colors……………………….Military Officers in Uniform

Call to Order

Invocation……………………………………………..Rev. Danny Jefferson

Greetings by Local Chapters

Greetings by Partners & Civic Leaders

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm FIRST BUSINESS SESSION

Procession to the Dias

Presiding Officer………………………………………Bro Randy McKenzie

Invocation………………………………………………Rev. Danny Jefferson

Report, Rules & Credentials……………………………Philip W. Rodgers

Adoption of Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes …………………………………Robert E. Lee

General Comptroller Report ……………………………..Steven Sims

Awards Committee ………………………………………..Dr. Earl Duval

Grievance and Discipline Committee ……………William Jernigan

Military/Veteran Liaison Committee …………………Thomas Pope

Constitution Committee ……………………………………Cash Sutton

Project Alpha/ March for Babies ………………………..Cash Sutton

Life Membership Committee …………………..Dr. Payton C. Cook

Membership, Standards, and Extension ………..Ryan McCreary

Election Committee …………………………………G. Bernard Brown

Adjournment

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm General Officers Candidate Forum
(G. Bernard Brown, 20th Western Regional Vice President)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm College Brothers Affairs (Commission)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Public Program

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Vice President’s Reception

10:00 pm – until Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Hospitality Suite

Friday, March 27, 2015

7:00 am – 8:15 am Life Membership Breakfast

Presiding Officer…………………………………………Dr. Payton C. Cook

Keynote Speaker…………………………………………..Dondrell Swanson

8:30 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am STATE OF THE FRATERNITY ADDRESS
(Mark S. Tillman, General President)

Presiding Officer……………………………………………….Willard Bell, Sr.

Introduction of General President………………..Russell E. Flye, RVP

Adjournment

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Senior Brothers’ Lounge (Dr. Payton C. Cook)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm SECOND BUSINESS SESSION

Procession to the Dias

Presiding Officer ……………………………………….Randy McKenzie

Invocation …………………………………………Rev. Danny Jefferson

Report Rules & Credentials……………………….Philip W. Rodgers

General Counsel…………………………………….. Wayne C. Harvey

Reclamation and Retention…………………………….Edward Baker

Historian……………………………………………….Dr. Norman Towels

Chief Information Officer………………………………..David Johnson

ED Address……………………………………………William J. Jernigan

WRAVP Address……………………………………………Gary Daniels

WRVP State of the Region Address ……………….Russell E. Flye

Adjournment

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm FRATERNAL LUNCHEON

Keynote Speaker……………………………………………. John Mack

Presiding Officer……………………………………..Irvine Z. Stone, Jr.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
(G. Bernard Brown, 20th Western Regional Vice President)

Neophyte Pinning Ceremony………………. Rev. Danny Jefferson

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Workshops

Workshop 1 – March of Dimes……………………………Cash Sutton

Workshop 2 – Health & Wellness………………………Bro Gambrell

Workshop 3 – Saving our Black Babies…………..Bro McMichael

Workshop 4 – Powerful Tech is the Future………….Bro Johnson

Workshop 5 – Peace Corp………………………..Miss Portia Boykin

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm DISTRICT CAUCUSES

Southern California District

Northern California District

Great Northwest District

Tri-State District

Rocky Mountain District

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Hobart Jarrett Debate Competition
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Collegiate Scholar’s Bowl Competition
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm Miss Black & Gold Pageant
9:00 pm – 10:15 pm Step Show and After Party
11:00 pm – until Delta Sigma Thetas Sorority Hospitality Suite

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:00 am – 11:30 am Community Service

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Senior Brothers’ Lounge (Dr. Payton C. Cook)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Open

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Election Polls Open

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm COLLEGE BROTHERS’ LUNCHEON

Presiding Officer ………………………………………………….Gary Daniels

Invocation ………………………………………………Rev. Danny Jefferson

Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm FINAL BUSINESS SESSION

Presiding Officer………………………………………………… Jarvis Givens

Invocation ………………………………………………Rev. Danny Jefferson

Report Rules & Credentials…………………………….Philip W. Rodgers

Executive Director Address…………………………………William D. Lyle

General Treasurer Address……………………..Hyacinth C. Ahuruonye

Adjournment

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Black & Gold Banquet Reception
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm BLACK & GOLD BANQUET

Presiding Officer ………………………………………………………Kevin Hall

Keynote Speaker………32nd General President Darryl R. Matthews

Introduction of Keynote Speaker…………………………Lawrence Ross

VP’s Presentation Recognitions & Awards

10:00 pm – until After Party & Dance

10:00 pm – until College Brothers Party

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Northern California District Hospitality

Sunday, March 29, 2015

8:30 am – 10:00 am Ecumenical Service

Keynote Speaker……………………………………….Rev. Shane B. Scott

11:00 am – 12:00 pm…Western Region Leadership Team Meeting & Wrap-Up
CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

THE 67TH WESTERN REGION CONVENTION

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA MARCH 26-29, 2015

Convention Highlights

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Candidates Forum

Brothers will have the opportunity to discuss the future of Alpha Phi Alpha with candidates for the office of General President, Comptroller, Western Region Vice President and Western Region Assistant Vice President. This will be a golden opportunity for Brothers of our regional to interface with future leaders and share what is important to Alpha West. Don’t miss it!

Neophyte Pinning Ceremony

The significance of this experience has resonated across our organization and inspired other regions to adopt this empowering and intentional ceremony.

67th Western Region Convention Proposal Submittal for Workshops

The 67th Western Region Convention will highlight programs with a successful record of effective outcomes that impact African American males, financial management, unique internships and educational and training opportunities.

REPORTS ON DEMAND

DISTRICT REPORTS COMMITTEE REPORTS EXECUTIVE TEAM REPORTS NATIONAL REPORTS
Tri-State March of Dimes  Vice President  General President
Northern California Hopeless People / Voteless People  Assistant Vice President  Executive Director
Southern California Reclamation  Treasurer  Comptroller
Rocky Mountains Project Alpha  Corresponding Secretary  Treasurer
Great North West Life Membership Director of Convention

67TH WESTERN REGION MILITARY BREAKFAST

MILBREAK

 

The Western Region Military Affairs team lead by Brother Major Thomas J. Pope, Jr.,Ret  is excited to announce and invite you to the First Annual Western Region Veterans Breakfast to be held at the 67th Western Region Convention on March 26, 2015 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

This event is C0-Chaired by Brother Bobby Mack who is responsible for bringing several outstanding organizations to sponsor this event.

 

The feature speaker for this event is Antoinette Naddour Balta, ESQ, LLM.  We are certain we will be uplifted after hearing from this distinguish Brother.

Ticket prices for the breakfast is $20.00. (Click HERE for Tickets.) We encourage you to consider supporting this event as you will be showing support and respect for all of our Fraternal Brothers and American citizens who have served to ensure we have the liberties that we cherish today.

If you are an active Western Region Brother who has or currently serve in the military, click HERE to register on our new Western Region Military Tracking System.

For more information please email Brother Pope at thomasjpopejr@gmail.com

 

 

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NEOPHYTE TRAINING

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67th Western Region Convention Neophyte Training

It is with great excitement to announced the Neophyte Training at our 67th Western Region Convention in Long Beach, California. Training will be held from 9am-11:30am on Thursday, March 26 at the convention site.

This year, the Neophyte Training team has designed a curriculum to help you navigate the convention and prepare you for leadership of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We are honored to champion this noble endeavor. Our team initiated a pre-survey to get a better sense of your needs coming into the Convention and we have assembled materials and coordinated short training modules to accommodate your requests. Moreover, we have worked with the leadership of your district directors to identify the key priorities in training and we are looking forward to discussing topics ranging from “Business and Brotherhood” to “Roberts’ Rules of Order.” Finally, everyone will be in attendance for the Neophyte Pinning Ceremony, which will be held at the very first business session on Friday, March 27th at 12:00pm.

My Brothers, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the 67th Western Region Convention, “The Alpha Investment Innovating for a Greater Impact,” and we are certain that your very first Convention is one you will never forget

 

 

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VIP INFORMATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP RESERVATION

THINGS TO DO IN LONG BEACH (VIDEO)

ON-LINE COMMITTEE . REPORT SUBMISSION FORM

Brothers Welcome to the 67th Western Region Committee Report Submission System. Please use this process to quickly submit your Committee Report. The system only accepts reports submitted in Microsoft Word format to ensure we can make necessary edit changes to the document. All reports will be converted from Microsoft Word Format to PDF prior to the release of the Western Region Reports on Demand System.

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