Message From the

Corridor IV Representative

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“High ideals and good intentions alone, never did, and as long as human nature remains as it is, never will bring about one great reform, win a single battle, or conquer a single dreaded disease.  He went on to write: “However good the intentions may be, actions are the only evidence of their existence”

~Founder Professor Frank Coleman

(The Oracle, August 1921)

I would like to first thank our 37th District Representative, Brother Kelvin K. Ampofo, for having the confidence in me by my appointment as your new Corridor IV Representative. Following the footsteps of our Immediate Past Corridor IV Representative and current First Vice Second District Representative, Brother Delrecole Gales, is an exceptionally tall order.  With that said, I accept this challenge with great humility and gratitude and am looking foward to serving. 

 

I began this message with profound words once coined by our Founder Frank Coleman that stated intentions are worth very little without action.  To that end, I'm proud to say that the brothers and chapters of Corridor IV are "committed to action." I stand before you today with absolute admiration and respect for the great work that all the chapters across our great state continue to do daily, even amid a global pandemic, social unrest, and economic instability.  And yet Omega remains a shining light in a dark world, and in many ways, our light is shining brighter than ever!  We are feeding the hungry and distributing PPE to those that need it. We are on the frontlines of peaceful protests against social injustice, but we are also mentoring our youth, registering citizens to vote in record numbers, and much, much more!   You are the epitome of this year's achievement week theme, "Omega Men Ushering in Social Change." And for as much work we have done and are doing…we are actually still in a sort of incubation period in this virtual environment.  With God as our compass,  we will come out of the pandemic…stronger, wiser, greater!

 

Over the past year, Covid-19 has taken many of our stalwart brothers from us. Someone has lost a husband, a father, a son, a mentor, and a friend.  Brothers have lost LBs, and chapters have lost brothers that are irreplaceable.  Let us continually pray for our collective Omega Family.

 

As Corridor IV Representative, my prayer is simple…for each of our brothers to utilize their gifts and talents to the best of their ability according to God's will and that we make "Friends" while doing so.  Let us always remember the charge given to us by Founder Bishop Edgar Amos Love always to accept "The Challenge of the Difficult!" Whether fighting against the pandemic, social injustice, poverty, or whatever may come, let Omega continue to be that light in a dark world.

Stay safe and may God continue to bless you and your families!

Yours in Omega,

 

 

Brother Leon M. Smith II

Corridor IV Representative

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

 

“Do not be afraid to be great amongst the greatest of men!”

-Brother Moses C. Norman, Sr. (Omega Chapter), 33rd Grand Basileus