August 19, 2015

A Message From Our President

 

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 Greetings,

I am Brother Antoine L. Medley.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, and – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

Welcome to the home of the Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  This year, the Phi Lambda Chapter celebrates 90 years of service to Wake and Johnson Counties.  Since our charter in 1926, the chapter has been the home of hundreds of dedicated men of Alpha.  These men have given their time, talents, and treasure to forward the progress of the communities in Wake and Johnson Counties.  We work diligently thru all Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. National Programs to further educational and social needs of our youth, to support our senior brothers, and to stay in the fight for political rights of our community.

Phi Lambda has worked hard to produce leaders at all levels within our beloved fraternity.  Brothers from our chapter have served as Area Directors, District Directors, Southern Region Directors, and now General President.  We are so proud to call Phi Lambda home to the new General President Bro. Everett B. Ward.

The doors of our chapter are always open to brothers looking to come back home.  Alpha is in need of brothers, their minds, and ideas to return home.  The house is only as strong as our foundation and is only as strong as our covering.  My new motto is #ShinglesAndBricks.  When brothers bring home their SHINGLES, we will properly cover the House of Alpha.  This will allow us to continue to weather the storms that are sure to come.  When brothers bring home their BRICKS, our foundation will be fortified to carry the weight of our communities for another 100 years.

The time is now for the men of Alpha to be the organization in the forefront of working to move the needle on issues in our community.  This will take all brothers to help carry this huge weight.

Esse Quam Videri… (to be rather than to seem)

I truly believe that Alpha Men will be rather than to seem and will be on a forever quest to fill that “unforgiving minute”.

Always Fraternal,

Bro. Antoine L. Medley
President
Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.