Greetings Men of SIGMA.
I want to wish you a Happy Carver’s Day. My message is the same every year. Please take time to reflect on your SIGMA walk and the fraternity, in general. Further, take a moment to pull out your SIGMA LIGHT and PERFECTION SCOOP and energize your SIGMA soul for the good fight ahead for the fraternity and humanity as we pledged. I also invite you to attend the next chapter meetings in your areas to stay updated on upcoming events and chapter plans. Hopefully, for those that are inactive and/or non-financial, you will be willing to invest your time and finances into SIGMA like we did when first joining. For those those that are active and financial, thank you and I plead for your continued support of the fraternity.
Brother Presidents, please take time to thank the brothers in chapter that vest the authority in you to act on their behalf and to execute their will and not your own. The highest title in this fraternity is BROTHER and without them, nothing is possible. Further, please make 2012 a focused effort to reach out to our brothers in their golden years and record their inner most memories of our Fraternity.
Brothers, please take the time to thank chapter presidents (past and present), elected and appointed officers (at all levels) for their sacrifice, dedication and effort to execute your will on all levels. Remember, these brothers lose power as they gain the authority you vest in them. The authority vested in them allows them to execute the will of the brotherhood and results in countless of hours for meetings and travel. Its my humble honor and pleasure to serve and represent the brothers of the Eastern Region. I’m thankful for every elected and appointed officer in the Region. I’m just as grateful for every brother in the Region.
On behalf of our 33rd International President, The Honorable Jimmy Hammock, and the Eastern Region, enjoy Carver’s Day and thank you for all you do for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the communities we serve. Without you, none of this is possible. I ask that each of you (including yourself) bring three brothers, financially AND active, back into the fold. Imagine the impact that would have on our chapters, region and fraternity. Be the progressive and proactive change you wish to see happen. Be the reason as I strive to be the reason. I pray for grace, peace among you and yours.
Bro. Leonard Lockhart
Eastern Regional Director