Monday, August 6, 2012
County’s Pan-Hellenic Council sponsors picnic
Members of the Berkeley County Pan-Hellenic Council met at the Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner on July 28 to enjoy a day of fun and relaxation.
The organization conducts numerous community service projects during the course of a year and is currently composed of nine International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization.
The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.”
Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as “The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.”
Did you know Jason White? If you did, you’d remember a wide smile and a gentle way of letting you know how much he cared about family.
Jason, a son of the late Nemiah White, and Sylvia (Ricky) White Poinsett, went to Glory nine years ago, on Aug. 24, in a car that went out of control during a storm. His love for his parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends was strong and his memory, to them, is enduring.
I knew this young man, and can only imagine how his memory continues to make their hearts glad as they think of him. His life and passing should be an inspiration to all of us as we live our lives and share with others.
We remember with great affection the late Annie M. Booker and Ned White Jr. They were both dearly loved by family and friends and the candles of their lives, in our thinking, were extinguished much too soon.
We are keeping their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.
We congratulate newlyweds Chad and Hawkins, who were married on Aug. 4; and Carolyn and Tony Moffett, who also became one on Aug. 4. We pray God’s blessings upon their lives and their marriage.
Get Well Wishes
We continue to keep in prayer Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Francis B. Newland, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Melvin Wiggins, Deacon Jackie Pinckney, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, James Pinckney, Annie L. Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Diane brown, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Joyce Dingle, Dorothy Williams; the mother of Ora Blanding, and all others that are under the weather, recovering or are in need of comfort and prayers.
Items of Interest
Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call (843) 567-4182, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.