Clayton County Alphas Gear Up for 30th Anniversary Celebration

MORROW (Dec. 18, 2018) — Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Gamma Lambda chapter will celebrate 30 years of service on January 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

The theme for our 30th year celebration is “Brotherhood Bond, Commitment to Service and Agents for Change.”

The event begins with a light reception followed by a public program. The chapter cordially invites you to celebrate and give greetings to the Pi Gamma Lambda chapter during our public program.

The Pi Gamma Lambda chapter has been a fixture in Clayton County for many of our 30 years and though we are seated in Morrow, we serve all of Clayton County. Keeping with the true spirit of the fraternity, the Pi Gamma Lambda chapter provides outstanding leadership, scholarship and programs for the betterment of the Clayton County community.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Pi Gamma Lambda chapter looks forward to having you attend and partake in this momentous occasion.

Please RSVP here or at fullerwmike@yahoo.com.

- Michael W. Fuller, Chair of 30th Anniversary Committee


Clayton County Alphas Win District Award

Teen Voter Education Forum takes home top honor.

MACON (Nov. 18, 2017) — Pi Gamma Lambda won Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.'s "Alumni Voter Registration Award" during the fraternity's 62nd Georgia District Convention.

The win came just weeks after the chapter, seated in Morrow, Ga., hosted an interactive forum for teens to learn about the various branches of government as well as the voting process. The Nov. 4 "Teen Voter Education Forum," held at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, drew hundreds of teenagers, elected officials and community stakeholders.

Voter education and registration have been priorities for the fraternity for decades. "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" was initiated as one of Alpha's national programs during the 1930s when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from doing so because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal and lack of education about the voting process.

During the event, mock elections were held, sample ballots were cast and eligible teens registered to vote

The forum was the result of a collaboration between Pi Gamma Lambda, Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory, the Clayton County NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Omega Zeta Chapter and other community organizations.

"It looks like we have started something that we hope can continue to get even bigger and better as the years go by," said Bro. Thomas Walters, a charter member of Pi Gamma Lambda and a key organizer of the forum.