This week in Xi Lambda: March 14, 2022 Newsletter


This Week in ΞΛAlpha Day at the Capitol (Mar 16th), March Line Celebration, IMDP Certification Training (Mar 19th), Xi Lambda Retreat (Mar 19th), Alpha Breakfast: Alphas Connecting with Alphas, XL Wellness Challenge Registration, ICE COLD PRAYER BREAKFAST, Xi Lambda History Factoid, 4400 Honorary Block Naming Effort, 2022 Chapter Membership Online Renewal Links, Planet Fitness Offer, and CDC Guidelines for the Fully Vaccinated,

March 16, 2022

Greeting Brothers,

It’s that time of the year again.  Alpha Day at the Capitol (this year will be virtual) is next week Wednesday, March 16, 2022. The committee has put together a power-packed agenda with some key discussion makes.  We need the Brothers of the District of Illinois to show up and make our voices heard.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Alpha Day at the Capitol.

Bro. Quincy B. Banks
Illinois Executive Director
Register for Event (Virtual)

Saturday, March 19th
10am – noon

Theta Chapter will be conducting IMDP Certification Training in readiness for the upcoming Spring IMDP.  The certification training session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Any brother that is not currently IMDP Certified is strongly encouraged to make time to attend this training session.  The IMDP Certification training will be conducted by Bro. Chuck Smoot (Theta Chapter Advisor).Zoom Link for Mar 19th IMDP Certification Training

Wednesday Nights

Cross The Burning Sands Night – The March Madness Edition
All lines that crossed the month of March come down to the eXceL Center and be celebrated on Wednesday, March 16th.

Complimentary food and refreshments will be supplied.

Let’s Talk About it.
Part II

1pm – 5pm

eXceL Center
8236 S Western AveRegister to attend Retreat

“Alphas Connecting with Alphas”
March 26, 2022 (Alpha Breakfast)
9am – 12pm
Sponsored by Xi Lambda Brothers:
John Griffin Jr., Royce Strahan, and Joshua Mercer
AGB Headquarters
7545 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60620Register to attend the Alphas Connecting Breakfast


Brothers, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 9, 2022
9am to noon
The event will be in a hybrid format (onsite and virtual)

Register Today!
Register for the ICE COLD Prayer Breakfast

Tell us where you are making an IMPACT. Complete the Committee Involvement and member Information form today.Committee Involvement Form

Register for the 2nd Annual Wellness Challenge4400 King Drive Block Honorary Street Naming

An effort has begun to have an honorary street naming of the 4400 block of King Drive in honor of Alpha Phi Alpha. If you live in, own property or own a business in the 3rd Ward/Bronzeville, we need your support!

Please contact Bro. Charles Smoot at [email protected] with your name, email address, and address of where you home/property/business is located so you can be added to the list and be sent information on how you can help with this endeavor!Xi Lambda Centennial Celebration Survey

Xi Lambda is approaching 100 years of service to Chicago. 100 years of tireless service, 100 years of dedication to underprivileged communities, and 100 years of brotherly love amongst its members. As much as you’ve given to Xi Lambda Chapter, the Centennial celebration is being designed to give to you by honoring our past, our present and our future. To accomplish this, we’d like to hear from you, Brother. We have one simple question. What does your Centennial celebration look like to you?
Complete the Centennial Survey2022 Xi Lambda Chapter Dues Online Payments

Xi Lambda Chapter operates on a Fiscal Year of January 1 – December 31Any person joining Xi Lambda for the first time (since the year 2008) will have to pay the Chapter Housing Assessment. This assessment is a one-time charge.  Currently, the Housing Assessment is $250.00  The entire assessment is tax-deductible.

A Brother will only be considered financial with Xi Lambda Chapter if they have either paid the balance of their dues in full or are on an authorized and active Chapter Payment Plan.  Chapter dues are independent of any fees or assessments charged by the General Office, Midwestern Region, District of Illinois or other Fraternity entity. Currently, Xi Lambda Chapter dues are $350.00 per year ($215.00 of the $350.00 is tax-deductible)

2022 Chapter DuesTo pay your 2022 chapter dues ($350) online via the following link.
The total amount charged will be $363.16.Pay 2022 Xi Lambda Chapter DuesOne-time Housing Assessment
To pay the one-time housing assessment ($250), please use the following link
The total amount charged will be $259.55Pay One-time Housing AssessmentChapter Dues and One-time Housing Assessment
To pay 2022 chapter dues and the one-time housing assessment, please use the following link
The total amount charged will be $622.20Pay Chapter Dues and Housing AssessmentChapter Payment Plan
Please contact the Financial Secretary (Craig Turner – [email protected]) to receive a copy of the Payment Plan form.
Please note: The Payment Plan must be completed by October 2022Send Check or Money Order
Please make all checks or money orders payable to:

Xi Lambda Chapter

Our mailing address is:Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Xi Lambda ChapterP.O. Box 201361Chicago, IL 60620Xi Lambda History Factoid

Bro.  Edward W. BeasleyEdward W. Beasley was born in Macon, Georgia, on 9 May 1898. He attended Ballard Institute, and in 1918 graduated from Fisk University. After college, he pursued a career in medicine and earned a degree from Northwestern University Medical School. During his fifty years of practice, Brother Beasley served as Chief of Pediatrics as Provident Hospital and on the staffs of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Brother Beasley was the Medical Director of Supreme Life Insurance Company and was also the director of the Chicago Metropolitan Mutual Assurance Company. In addition to these individual positions, he served on the Boards of Directors for both firms. In his lifetime, Brother Beasley received multiple prestigious awards: Northwestern University Alumni Association, Twenty-five years of service; Fisk University Alumni Awards; Man of the Year Award of the Original Forty Club; Children’s Memorial Hospital Distinguished Service Award; and the Illinois Society of Medicine Fifty Years Award. Brother Beasley was one of the founding members of the Xi Lambda Chapter, initiated as a charter member on 26 May 1924, in Chicago, Illinois. Brother Beasley served as the Secretary of the chapter. At age seventy-nine, Brother Beasley entered the Omega Chapter on 29 June 1977, in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Chapter President of Xi Lambda, Ronald S. Flowers, conducted Omega Services on 1 July 1977. @apa1906network @alphamidwest1906 @alphamidwest06 @alphaillinois06 @chicagoalphas #alphaphialpha #aphia #aphia1906 #apa1906networkBrothers, don’t forget about the Black Card Membership offer from Planet Fitness!  Please contact Health and Wellness Chair Brother Kevin Baskins if you have any questions.

The 2022 Xi Lambda Wellness Challenge is approaching!

If you supported our chapter as an active member in 2020 and have not received your mask, please contact Bro President Sims or Brother Vice President Ali.

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

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