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Delegate: Brother Arthur J. Blake, Basileus

The 71st Grand Conclave was held July 20-27, 2000 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Zeta Phi Chapter was the hosting chapter. Brother Burnel Coulon, Grand Marshall reported that 1465 brothers were registered for the Conclave.

Friday, July 21, 2000

Youth Leadership Conference

Dance – Omega World Center

Saturday, July 22, 2000

Registration

Golf Tournament

Marchdown Competition – East St. Louis, Ill. Chapter declared winner

Sunday, July 23, 2000

Worship & Formal Memorial Service – Reverend Melvin Zeno, Grand Chaplain, Presiding

Grand Opening – Brother Lloyd Jordan, 36th Grand Basileus, Presiding

Public Forum – Brother Bill Campbell, Mayor of Atlanta, Ga

National Talent Hunt Demonstration – Brother Lewis Sears, National Talent Hunt Chairman

Informal Address from Rev. (Bro.) Jesse Jackson

2nd District Caucus

Monday, July 24, 2000

40 & 50 Year Breakfast

1st and 2nd Plenary Sessions – Grand Officer Reports

Nominations: GRAND BASILEUS

Lloyd Jordan, Adam McKee, John Epps

1st VICE GRAND BASILEUS

John Scott, Charles Christopher

2nd VICE GRAND BASILEUS

Michael Johnson

GRAND KRS

George Grace

GRAND KOF

Alcindor Rosier

GRAND COUNSELOR

Steven Bowden

UNDERGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVES

Steven Hall, Cazzie Williams, John Range

Public Forum – Mr. Hugh Price, National President, Urban League

Candidates Forum

National Executive Director Presented – Brother Earl Wilson

2nd District Caucus

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Elections for Grand Basileus and 1st Vice Grand Basileus, all other positions unopposed

Undergraduate Luncheon – Past 2nd Vice Grand Basilei honored

3rd and 4th Plenary Sessions – Committee Reports

Election Results verified and announced: Grand Basileus Lloyd Jordan

1st Vice Grand Basileus – John Scott

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

25 & 60/70 Year Breakfast

5th and 6th Plenary Sessions – New Membership Section Process adopted

Public Forum – Brother David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health

Thursday, July 27, 2000

7th Plenary Session – Recommendations Committee Report

2nd District’s Annual Charles Drew Memorial Blooddrive presented to brothers for adoption as a mandated program by Brother Alan Thomas (Mu Omega). Recommendation passed

Political Action Committee presented Brother Troy Brown who is running for the US Senate from the State of Mississippi (www.vote.troybrown.com) or 877-477-TROY(8769).

Formal Closing of Plenary Sessions

Founder’s Banquet

Installation of Grand Officers and Undergraduate Representatives

"Sweetheart Song" and "Omega Dear sang by the brotherhood

Friday, July 28, 2000

Departure

Expenditures:

Hotel $1002.33

Airfare 198.75

Registration 235.00

Total $1436.08

Less Cash Advance $1000.00

Expense to Delegate $ 436.08

 

Thank you brothers of Mu Gamma Gamma Chapter for allowing me the privilege to serve as your delegate and represent the chapter at the 71st Grand Conclave. The personal highlight for me came when I was presented my 25 year pin by the Grand Basileus. I also met a brother from Brother Ike Easterling’s chapter in Hattiesburg, MS. I sent best regards to him on behalf of the chapter. This 71st Grand Conclave was not only rewarding, but enlightening on the political aspects and dealings of the fraternity. The 72nd Conclave will be held July, 2002 in Charlotte, NC and I encourage you all to attend.

All Conclave reports and documents are on file for your review. If you have any specific questions concerning this report, please feel free to contact me.

 Fraternally yours,

Brother Arthur Blake

 

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