January 2021 Edition
A Publication of ΦΦ Chapter of ΩΨΦ Fraternity, Inc
Lombardy Street Clean-up
Courtesy of Bro. Johnathan Miller

On December 12, 2020 Brothers of Phi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. along with Zeta Chapter cleaned the Chapters Adopted Street along the campus of Virginia Union University.
Each year, the brothers pick up trash, and conducts additional maintenance and cleanup, working together, block by block to help keep the neighborhood clean.
In our society, there is an increasing sense of environmental awareness and social responsibility. 
Phi Phi is displaying a positive model of citizenship to the local community. It lets the community know that the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. are committed and contributing to a cleaner environment while depicting positive name recognition.
Unity in the Community Giveaway
Courtesy of Bro. Johnathan Miller

Brothers of Phi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Social Action Committee) partnered with other charitable service organizations to distribute food, toys and bikes at the Overby Sheppard Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia
On December 19, 2020, Phi Phi Chapter volunteered at the Unity Community Giveaway helping the distribution of food, toys, and bikes at Overby Sheppard Elementary School located on the North Side of Richmond.
By unifying the people in the community and bringing different organizations together for common goals, we can help promote peace, stop the violence, mentor our youth, feed the homeless, as well as bridging the gap between law enforcement and our residents.
Phi Phi gets involved by distributing food, toys, bikes and other items at Overby Sheppard Elementary School.
All actions taken by Unity In The Community are done with the common goal of helping individuals, or other charitable service organizations, to improve the lives of those in and around Richmond.
Phi Phi Chapter volunteered at the Unity Community Giveaway helping with the distribution of food, toys, and bikes at Overby Sheppard Elementary School located on the North Side of Richmond.
ΦΦ Chapter of ΩΨΦ    
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROJECT
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS FOR A SPECIAL FAMILY

The Brothers of Phi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Social Action Committee) sponsored a special Christmas for a Special Family. Each holiday season, Phi Phi has volunteered to assist a family in need from the Richmond area. Many of the families have had challenges to over come and would not have had much of a Christmas without some type of help. A local service agency identifies the families to assist. Gifts and Donations were presented to the family on Monday December 21 at the Hidden Spot RVA. .
Feeding the Homeless
Courtesy of Bro. Johnathan Miller

On Friday December 4, 2020, brothers of the Phi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. provided lunch for over 50 homeless people in the Richmond community. Bro. Gerald Reynolds Spr. 15 took point of the distribution of the lunch bags..
The men of Phi Phi worked together in an effort to help the homeless and members of the community in need. "Feeding The Homeless Program" is part of our commitment to reach out to people in need.
Book Review
Educated
Courtesy of Bro. Marvin Jones

Educated is Tara Westover’s memoir. Before the pandemic began, I stumbled upon this book on display at Barnes and Noble as I was searching for one of John Grisham’s books. As an educator for the past fifty years in the Richmond Public Schools, this book caught my attention. In that the book was 30% off the selling price, I bought it. It was definitely a good buy. The book stayed on the shelf in my office until I read in the local newspaper that it was included on the best seller list. This book includes 332 pages and it describes the lifestyle of Tara Westover who was born in the mountains of Idaho. She did not receive any formal education until she was seventeen years old; members of her family were Mormons. Read More


Upcoming Event

  • Friday January 01, 2021 New Year's Day Happy New Year
  • Tue. January 5, 2021 Virtual Executive Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Sat. January 9, 3rd Dist. Virtual Undergraduate Summit
  • Wed. January 13, 2021 Virtual Chapter Meeting 7:00 pm 
  • Monday January 18, 2021 Martin Luther Day
  • Monday January 18, 2021 Legislative Lobby Day
Memorial Service
Bro. Marvin Curtis Jones, Jr.

Marvin Curtis Jones , Jr. ,39, formerly of Lereve Manor in Mechanicsville departed this life at his home in Hampton on November 27, 2020 after a lengthy illness. In 1999, he graduated with academic honors from Huguenot High School of Richmond where he played football and ran track. He received a bachelor's degree from Hampton University in 2003 in business management. He was employed at Hampton University as a communications specialist in the Alumni Office. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Third Street Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Richmond.

Marvin's survivors include his parents, Justine Godwin and Marvin Curtis Jones, Sr. of Mechanicsville; a sister, Jamia Jones (Vernon, Jr) Garrett. of Richmond; maternal grandmother, Doris Savage Hack of Henrico; two nieces, Victoria Bronwynn and Jordynn Berkleigh Garrett of Richmond; a special friend, Lt Col USAF Jasmine Bobbitt of Hampton; his godmother, Patricia Wilson Daniels of Richmond and eight aunts, nine uncles, nine great-aunts, six great-uncles , twenty- five first cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.  

Public viewing was held at March Funeral Home of Richmond on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6  p. m. A memorial service sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was held at 6 p. m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church which is located at 1415 Big Bethel Road in Hampton. Funeral services was held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church of Hampton. The Rev. Reuben Boyd, Jr., pastor of Third Street Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Richmond delivered the eulogy.  
A Publication of ΦΦ Chapter of ΩΨΦ Fraternity, Inc 
 John D. Pride, Editor