BY JAMES HARPER
All Greeks, their families and friends as well as the general public are invited to the chartering ceremony as the Pan-Hellenic Council of Central Florida officially joins the National Pan-Hellenic Council at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13.
The event will be held at Unity Fellowship Baptist Church, 909 Third St., Port Orange. Rev. Arnold T. Postell is pastor of the church.
“The charter will be confirmed and officers installed by NPHC national members and Orlando council officers and members,” said local president Johnnie Moore.
Refreshments will be served following the event and information provided about the organization.
The Pan-Hellenic Council of Central Florida is made up of the Divine Nine Alumni chapters of fraternities and sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Ro, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi and Iota Phi Theta.
All chapters serve the communities throughout Volusia County. Individually each organization has programs that mentor youth, assist the elderly, provide food and clothing to the needy, job and medical fairs, just to name a few.
“We have banded together to better use our resources and assist each other in conducting social and service events,” Moore noted.
Upcoming events include a cookout open to all Greeks, undergraduates and alumni; a UNCF fundraiser; and awards gala.
Other officers in addition to Moore include Patricia Shaw, first vice president; Jeff Turner, second vice president; Doreece Robinson, recording secretary; Deonce’ Roland, financial secretary; Johnnie Chavis, treasurer; and Shawn Gillard, historian.
The council meets every second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Olive Garden, 1780 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
For more information, contact Moore at 386-290-4707 or Johnnie Chavis at 386-747-2814.