On May 10, 2014 the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa League, a mentoring program, hosted a car wash Saturday morning at Panera Bread in Simpsonville SC from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the morning. These young men were out scrubbing as many cars as possible, knowing that it would pay off in the end.
On May 3rd 2014, the Kappa Troop 1911 participated in the county wide HOG Day event. This community service event gave the troop a first-hand look at some of the tremendous work that can be done in the community by just taking the time to lend a hand. The troop cleaned and organized the Juniata Butler Community Center where the Greenville Alumni Chapter held it 1st Annual Kappa Little League baseball game. The troop enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and work as a team.
The Greenville (SC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. held their 19th Annual Kappa Knight Ball Carolina High School in SC. The Kappa Knights initiative is a Mentoring and Enrichment Program for African-American Males in grades 6th through 8th. During the 16-week program, the young men participate in various activities designed to assist in the development of their self-esteem and identity as young African-American males. The intentions of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. are to have a positive influence in the destiny of these young men by reaching out and making a difference in their lives.
On April 12, 2014, the Greenville Alumni Chapter volunteered for the Greenville Health System 8th Annual Minority Health Summit at the TD Convention Center. This is an annual event that Greenville Hospital system promotes in the Greenville, SC community.
This years theme was Knock Out Cancer. The keynote speaker was boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard.
Senior Kappas of the Greenville Alumni Chapter are involved in Delivering Hope to senior citizens in the Greenville community. Each Tuesday of the week Meals on Wheels clients on route GVL2018 receives their mid-day meal from a member of the Senior Kappa Committee. We wanted to get involved is a project that did not require a lot of time, was of real benefit to senior citizens and was in keeping with the high ideals of Kappa Alpha Psi. Meals on Wheels is an ideal fit. Brothers Alan Kagler, Bobby Brockman, Edward Ruffin, Louie Golden, Hiram Springle and several spouses have been volunteer drivers and/or deliverers on the Kappa Alpha Psi route. Everyone who has participated expresses their self-satisfaction in serving individuals who are sick, shut in and have little personal contact with other people.
On March 18, 2014, the Greenville (SC) Alumni Chapter sponsored their annual Kappa Kan Food Drive at Project Host. Project Host is a program that feeds the homeless and other people in need by providing hot meals daily.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Bro. Patrick McDonald of the Greenville Alumni Chapter, Carter Hoyle of Kappa League and Sean-Patrick McDonald of Kappa Troop 1911 attended the seventeenth annual Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium at Greenville Technical College. Bro. McDonald did a presentation geared towards inspiring the youth to think about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (specifically the field of Engineering).
Bro. McDonald, a Lead Electrical Engineer for GE, gave an exceptional presentation, followed by a hands-on project. During the project, students had to work as a team and expand their imagination. Bro. McDonald challenged them by stating, “You’re only limited by your imagination!”
On Sunday, November 17, 2013 the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter Kappa Troop 1911 attended Long Branch Baptist church. As they were recognized for being one of the premier minority troops in the Blue Ridge Council, South Bounder District and their many scouting activities. Accompanying the Troop were their Troopmasters Bro.Bernard Steadman, Bro. Patrick McDonald (Guide Right Director), Bro. Dwayne Skinner (BSA, Diversity Director) and James Putman (Parent).
On Sunday July 28 through Saturday August 3, 2013 members of KAPPA TROOP 1911 ventured with members of collateral Troop Four for a week stay at Camp Old Indian, located in Travelers Rest, SC. Upon arrival KAPPA TROOP members immediately were tested for their swimming skills as some of the weeks activities required attendees to know how to swim. Afterwards was familiarity with the Camp rules/regulations. After the evening meal the Scouts hiked to their camp site. Monday Morning began with an early morning role call, breakfast then a series of classes throughout the week that qualified our Scouts to receive Merit Badges. Merit Badges were received for the following activities, Rifle Shooting, Geocaching, Citizenship in the World, and First Aid. During their free time in the evening the Scouts were permitted to attend Hatchet Throwing,Shot gun Shooting,Play Ultimate Frisbee and Football. On Friday August 2, 2013 KAPPA TROOP 1911 was responsible for the Flag Ceremony prior to Dinner. This activity is one of many that is a requirement for the TROOP to advance from the Rank of TENDERFOOT to The Rank of SECOND CLASS. Also, one of our TROOP Leaders attended and passed an advanced CPR Class. The week was filled with an enormous amount of hard work and fun. ALL TROOP MEMBERS are now very excited and look forward to continuing to be a part of KAPPA TROOP 1911 partnership with The Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America.
On Sunday, October 06, 2013 the Greenville (S.C.) Alumni Chapter Kappa Troop 1911 attended Bethlehem Baptist church. As they were recognized for being one of the premier minority troops in the Blue Ridge Council, South Bounder District and their many scouting activities. Kappa Troop 1911, also recruited 2 more young men that want to join their ranks. Accompanying the Troop were their Troopmasters Bro.Bernard Steadman, Bro. Patrick McDonald (Guide Right Director), Bro. Dwayne Skinner (BSA, Diversity Director) and James Putman (Parent)