Greek organizations celebrate National Pan-Hellenic Council 85th anniversary

Greek organizations celebrate National Pan-Hellenic Council 85th anniversary
June 25
00:00 2015

In photo above: (Back Row: Left to Right) Derrick Hargrove, Ray Robinson and John Jackson; (Front Row: Left to Right) Angela Little Sowell, Bettie Little, Lorraine Mortis (center), Evelyn Sanders and Deborah Roseboro (Submitted photo)

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Members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Greek Organizations came together for the National Pan-Hellenic Council 85th Anniversary that was held on Sunday, May 17. The observance began with worship service at Friendship Baptist Church and followed with an Awards Program for Outstanding Community Service in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

The different organizations of the council selected members to be honored for their community service contributions. The 2015 awardees were Paul Lowe, Lorraine Mortis, Kenny Faulkner, Billie Matthews, Ray Robinson, Angela Little Sowell, Evelyn Sanders, Deborah Roseboro, Calvin Holloway and the Nu Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

The program concluded with a litany of remembrance reading led by council president Iman Moore. “I think it is imperative that people in the local community are able to see that members of Greek organizations can work together for the good of the community. There were a few that were honored for the work they are doing in the community but we will all continue to promote scholarship, service, and uplift in our community,” stated Moore.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a collaborative organization of nine historically African-American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, with Matthew W. Bullock as the active Chairman and B. Beatrix Scott as Vice Chairman. The NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937.

The theme for the council is “One NPHC: Ensuring Excellence of Our Members and Community Through Education, Collaboration and Advocacy.”
Some notable activities of the local chapter are Odd Fellows Cemetery Restoration Project, Habitat for Humanities, Thanksgiving Breakfast at the YMCA for the Less Fortunate and Christmas Cards for Senior Assistance Homes.

The NPHC Founders Day Committee consisted of members Neisha Daniels, Clevell Roseboro, Norman Sanders and Magalie Vacinthe.

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