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Released October 1, 2008

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Contact: Odis Hatton


GGL Hosts 2008 District Leadership Retreat
and District Board Meeting
More than 100 Brothers participate in the two events

On the quaint and serene campus of Furman University, the Brothers of the SC District gathered for their annual leadership retreat and board of directors meeting on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th.

The Leadership Retreat is an annual District-wide event bring the thirty-nine chapters of South Carolina District to together in start the new Fraternal Year on great note. Previously the District Board marks its first meeting of the Fall semester with several new brothers and new initiatives.

Over 100 College and Alumni Brothers assembled at the North Village Complex on Furman’s campus to discuss 2008-2009 goals and objectives for the district, hear updates on new National, Regional, and district issues and policies, as well as fellowship.

Gamma Gamma Lambda along with Pi Alpha hosted this event as they showcased the best of what the Upstate has to offer to our fellow Alpha Brothers from across the State. As part of Gamma Gamma Lambda’s efforts to increase the visibility of African-Americans, more importantly, African-American Males on the campus of Furman, the gathering of over 100 Alpha Men made a powerful statement in that effort.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is the nation's first Greek-letter fraternity established by African-American college students. Established on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University, Alpha Phi Alpha are more than 750 chapters worldwide with over 100,000 members. Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter is the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in Greenville established in 1941.


Presidents Dawson (GGL) & Smalls (Pi Alpha) were recognized for the sponsorship of
the Leadership Retreat and District Board by District Director Hervery Young.

Members of Pi Alpha and GGL After
the Leadership Retreat Furman University.

Bro. Tony Washington (Pi Alpha Alum) and
GGL Bro Rodney Cohen lead a session
the Retreat on Sept. 13th.


First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All