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Released December 26, 2008

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Greenville, SC
Written by Mark Dawson

Bobby Clark
Area I Director, SCAlpha

GGL Celebrates Founders Day with Upstate Events

GREENVILLE, SC: December 4, 2008 marked the 102nd anniversary of the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. To mark this historic milestone in the history of our great Fraternity, the Gamma Gamma Lambda chapter participated in several founder’s day celebrations.

First, Gamma Gamma Lambda chapter served as the host chapter for the Third annual Area I Founder’s Day dinner held at the Holiday Inn @ I-85 Thursday, December 4th at 7:06 pm. More than Thirty brothers from several Upstate chapters attended the dinner which replicated the 1st initiation banquet meal. Brothers ate, fellowshipped, and gave positive reflections on their many years in Alpha. Most notable event of the evening was the attendance of newly initiated charter members from Upsilon Alpha as well as the marking of the 50th Anniversary in Alpha of Bro. Cheatham from Rho Delta Lambda. Each brother in attendance topped the evening off with a rededication ceremony.

Upstate Brothers participated in the Third Annual Founders’ Day Dinner in Greenville, SC.

Finally, members of GGL celebrated Founder’s Day with their friends and family at Shady Oak Baptist church on Sunday, December 14th. Fellow Alpha and Pastor of Shady Oak Baptist Church, Dr. Ronald D. Barton and his church family was gracious and most hospitable host to the Brothers of Gamma Gamma Lambda.

GGL Brothers and other Area Brothers gathered at Shady Oak Baptist Church on December 14, 2008 for GGL's public Founders’ Day Program.

Bro. Anthony Dawson gave a rousing speech to make the reflective tone of the celebration, followed by the presentation to Pastor Barton of a plaque by chapter President, Bro. Mark Dawson as a token of appreciation for Bro. Barton’s long and continued support of the efforts of Gamma Gamma Lambda. Following the church service, several brothers and their wives had lunch at the Holiday Inn @ I-85 to end the week off with fun and fellowship.


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