My Georgia District Brothers,
Greetings in the spirit of our beloved Seven Jewels, and on behalf of Assistant District Director Grant Bennett, Jr., our Past District Directors, members of the Board of Directors and Leadership Team, and in accordance with Article II, Section 8.2 of the Georgia District Constitution, I am officially informing you that the 64th Anniversary Georgia District Convention is herewith called to assemble in the city of Augusta, during the weekend of November 21 – 24, 2019 under the theme “Heeding The Call: Armoring Ourselves To Advocate And Fight Against Injustice In All Communities”.
Onsite registration will not be available, however, Badge Only and tickets for the Stroll Off/Step Show and the Miss Black & Old Gold Scholarship Competition will be available onsite for sale. Onsite Tickets for meal functions will only be sold, if space is available.
The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center , located at Two 10th Street, will serve as our weekend home and the Alpha Chi Lambda chapter seated in Augusta and the Eta Alpha chapter, Augusta Metro, will serve as our weekend hosts.
As a reminder a Suit, Alpha Blazer, or Coat and Tie is the required attire for attending the Board Meeting, all Business Sessions and the Miss Black & Old Gold Scholarship Competition. Line Jackets and Sweaters are not a substitute for a Suit, Alpha Blazer, Coat and Tie.
We have designated Saturday, November 23, 2019 as Black and Old Gold Day, so please wear a Black Suit or Alpha Blazer, white shirt and Black and Gold Tie.
Our Southern Region Assistant Vice-President Emmanuel Dawson and the Southern Region Vice-President Kelsey Rushing will be in attendance at the convention on Friday. Please plan to be in full attendance to greet our Regional Leadership.
The Host Alumni Chapter, Alpha Chi Lambda, is hosting a Brotherhood Smoke and a Black and Gold Wild Out Party on Friday evening. On Saturday, they are also hosting an All Black Affair. I encourage you to support them in these endeavors. Additionally, Alpha Chi Lambda and the Phil H. Waring Education Foundation are soliciting ads for our annual Souvenir Ad Journal. The last day to purchase ads are Tuesday, November 5, 2019. All checks for ad’s should be made to the Phil H. Waring Educational Foundation.
Brothers, as you plan to sojourn to Augusta to take care of Alpha Business, lets come prepared to extend the hand of Brotherly and Fraternal Love while also opening our minds to receive information that will help us arm and prepare ourselves to be better servants in our communities.
As we look upon the horizon at celebrating 113 years of Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for All Mankind, we have to be mindful that in 2020 there are matters that speak directly to the essence and mission of being an Alpha Man. In 2020, there is work to be done around the Census and it will also be a Presidential Election Year. The work of galvanizing our communities around voter registration, voter education and voter mobilization has never been more important. Let’s be prepared to leave Augusta motivated and inspired to color Augusta and the State of Georgia Black and Old Gold as we Heed The Call. I look forward to seeing each of you in Augusta.
Fraternally yours in the bond,
Sherman M. Lofton, Jr.
Grant D. Bennett
Grant D. Bennett, Assistant District Director