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SIGMA CELEBRATES THE PAST & EMBRACES THE FUTURE IN BROOKLYN
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Eastern Region convenes for their 100th Anniversary Conference in Brooklyn, NY
BROOKLYN, NY, March 14, 2014 – – The Eastern Region of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will convene for their 100th Anniversary Regional Conference from March 27 to March 30 in Brooklyn, NY. The biannual event is to be held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. The theme for this historic conference is, “Celebrating the Past – Embracing the Future”. The four day conference will welcome men of Phi Beta Sigma from Virginia to New England along with members of the Sigma Beta Club, the Fraternity’s youth male mentorship program, sister organization Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and guests.
The men of Sigma stand by their conviction of being a part of the community and not apart from it. Numerous activities are open to the public, including the opening ceremony on Thursday, March 27th at 7:30pm. The opening ceremony will be hosted by Sigma brother Al Roker and feature Sigma brother Malik Yoba. There will be performances by blues legend Cedric “Catfish” Turner and a short play written by Brothers Lawrence Evans and Joe Palmore. They also invite the public to join them for the Image Awards dinner on Friday the 28th at 7pm. Image Award honorees include, Ernest A. Logan, President of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators and Stacy Spikes the CEO/Co-Founder of MoviePass. The conference will also play host to an All Greek Step Show and After Party at the Masonic Temple on Friday evening at 9pm. To review a complete list of events or to purchase tickets, individuals are encouraged to visit the conference website http://erc14.pbseast.org.
The 100th Anniversary Eastern Regional Conference is hosted by the chapters in the New York area:
- Alpha Delta – City College of New York
- Beta Lambda – Brooklyn College
- Beta Psi Sigma – Westchester County and Bronx
- Epsilon Sigma – Harlem
- Gamma Rho Sigma – Queens & Long Island
- Kappa Beta Sigma – Brooklyn
- Mu Delta Sigma – Long Island
- Theta Gamma – New York City Metro
- Xi Epsilon – Long Island University
About Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is an international organization of college and professional men dedicated to addressing the issues of communities around the globe. The lineage of greatness began on January 9, 1914 with the three young students: A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown on the campus of Howard University, Washington, DC. These proud men formed a chain of men bound by a shared vision to make a difference in society through the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service.
From the beginning the diversity of the membership was the unique attraction to Sigma. With “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity” as our motto, the Brotherhood was able to advance a variety of human causes, including civil and equal rights and service to our communities. Inclusion, rather than exclusion, was the ethical foundation of Sigma’s membership. Decade after decade, Phi Beta Sigma has captured within its ranks great men of America’s history. The Sigma Scroll inscribes names of achievement in the areas of education, science, medicine, law, business, politics, fine arts, civil rights and sports. Sigma men are men of vision, men of culture, men of service and men of leadership.
Nearly 100 years later, and with over 150,000 members initiated, the Brotherhood has evolved into one of the nation’s oldest African American institutions. Sigma men are the high achievers, movers and shakers of their times.
Membership in Sigma has its privileges: professional development, systematic approach to organizational planning, progressive and innovative programs, leadership development, an opportunity for community involvement and an international network of life-long friendships.”
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