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Louisiana Chapter of the River Parishes
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Iota Chapter

Chapter History

 

The Phi Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered in LaPlace, Louisiana under the Ninth District on December 31, 1992.  The chapter formation process began when Omega men in the River Parish area (primarily St. Charles, St. John and St. James Parishes) came together in the spirit of brotherhood.  The first meeting was held in May, 1992 where the names of all brothers in the area were collected.  The communications process began to determine the level of interest in forming the chapter.  After several more meetings to plan the process, the charter application was submitted to the Ninth District Representative on July 6, 1992.  At a December 1992 meeting of the Supreme Council, the charter was approved under Grand Basileus C. Tyrone Gilmore and Ninth District Representative Charles Christopher.

 

The chapter was started with the following 16 charter members:

Dwight Alexis (LaPlace)                                                    Lee Barnes (LaPlace)

Orlando East (Kenner)                                                        Micheal Garrett (Vacherie)

Kenneth Griffin (St. Rose)                                    Nathaniel Hall (Reserve)

Ronald Jackson (Houma)                                                       Carvel Jasmin (LaPlace)

Kevin Montgomery (New Orleans)                                        Ernest Parquet (LaPlace)

Kevin Royal (Metairie)                                                           Roy Shepherd (LaPlace)

Bruce Smith (LaPlace)                                                            Kirk Theriot (Houma)

Shelby Wilridge (Lutcher) – Omega Chapter                         Gary Wilson (Thibodaux)

 

The first set of officers (January 1, 1993-October 31, 1993) for the chapter were:

Micheal Garrett Basileus

Ernest Parquet Keeper of Records & Seal

Kevin Royal                                                    Keeper of Finance

Bruce Smith                                                   Keeper of Peace

Shelby Wilridge – Omega Chapter                Chaplain

 

Immediately after formation, Kim Turner (New Orleans) and Antonio Williams (Houma) joined the chapter.  On Saturday, March 23, 1996, the chapter initiated Vince Young (Vacherie) as its first new member through the fraternity’s Membership Intake Process. 

 

Current officers of the chapter are:
 

Derek LaMothe                                         Basileus

Darryl Daigs                         Vice Basileus

Shawn Jordan                                  Keeper of Records and Seal

Eric Wright                                                Keeper of Finance

Corey Valdary                                                 Keeper of Peace

Allen Brown                    Chaplain

Eddie Dollis                                        Editor to the Oracle

Ron Tassin Historian


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Iota Chapter

Chapter History

 

Startup

Charter Submitted July 6, 1992

Charter Re-Submitted September 26, 1992

Charter Approved December 31, 1992

Charter Presentation January 29, 1993

 

Membership

16 Charter Members

Dwight Alexis (R)                                          Lee Barnes (R)

Orlando East (R)                                           Micheal Garrett (Rho Phi)

Kenneth Griffin (R)                                        Nathaniel Hall (R)

Ronald Jackson (R)                                       Carvel Jasmin (R)

Kevin Montgomery (R)                                   Ernest Parquet (Delta Omicron)

Kevin Royal (R)                                              Roy Shepherd (R)

Bruce Smith (R)                                              Kirk Theriot (R)

Shelby Wilridge                                              Gary Wilson (R)

Additional Members - 1993

Kim Turner (R)                                                Antonio Williams (R)

Additional Members - 1995

Bryan Brown (R)                                              Dell Robinson (R)

Additional Members - 1996

Joseph English (R)                                         Jeffery Keys (R)

Vince Young (I) - 3/23/96

John Donald (I) - 12/15/96                               Sheldon Moss (I) - 12/15/96

Trevor Robichaux (I) - 12/15/96                       Barney Spears (I) - 12/15/96

Keino Turner (I) - 12/15/96                               Rodrek Williams (I) - 12/15/96

Additional Members - 1997

Tracy Watts (I) - 7/26/97

Additional Members - 1998

Roscoe Crump (R)

Keith Jones (R) (Rho Phi)

Nathan Favaroth (I) – 4/4/1998                       Leo Franklin (I) – 4/4/1998

Jomo Fuller (I) – 4/4/1998                                Dennis Johnson (I) – 4/4/1998

Darryl C. Jones (I) – 4/4/1998                          John Sargent (I) – 4/4/1998

Franklin Thomas (I) – 4/4/1998                        Traig Varnado (I) – 4/4/1998

Felters Veal (I) – 4/4/1998

Additional Members - 1999

Joseph Alvarez (I) – 3/7/1999                           Carlos Amos (I) – 3/7/1999

Kendall Bazile (I) – 3/7/1999                            Charles Harris (I) – 3/7/1999

Alvin Henry (I) – 3/7/1999                                 J’Mal Stewart (I) – 3/7/1999

Bryan Williams (I) – 3/7/1999

Additional Members – 2000

Darwin Dawson (I) – 4/15/2000                    James Harris, III (I) – 4/15/2000

Derek LaMothe (I) – 4/15/2000                        Louis Lumpkins (I) – 4/15/2000

Nakia Mitchell (I) – 4/15/2000                          Joseph Riley (I) – 4/15/2000

Cornel Rowel (I) – 4/15/2000                           James Thaxton (I) – 4/15/2000

Ricardo Wilson (I) – 4/15/2000

James Manuel (I) – 5/3/2000          Damon Ross (I) – 4/15/2000

Additional Members – 2001

Xavier Bryant (I) – 4/21/2001                           Adonis Expose’ (I) – 4/21/2001

Writney Joseph (I) – 4/21/2001                        Paul Mitchell, III (I) – 4/21/2001

Jon Riley (I) – 4/21/2001                                  Justin Roberts (I) – 4/21/2001

Carlos Robinson (I) – 4/21/2001                      Walter Stembridge (I) – 4/21/2001

Michael Watts (I) – 4/21/2001                          Byron Wilson (I) – 4/21/2001

John Maxwell (I) – 6/14/2001                          Joseph Rhyans (I) – 6/14/2001

Additional Members – 2002

Don Harry (I) – 5/24/2002

Additional Members – 2003

Travis Dixon (I) – 4/5/2003                              James Harper (I) – 4/5/2003

Charles Love (I) – 4/5/2003                            Theopholieus Worrell (I) – 4/5/2003

Clyde Alexander (I) – 11/7/2003

Additional Members – 2004

Eldridge Landry (I) – 2/15/2004                      Randolph Sylve (I) – 2/15/2004

Ernest Walters, III (I) – 2/15/2004                   Thomas Williams (I) – 2/15/2004

Michael Feliz (I) – 4/21/2004

Darnell Small (I) – 11/6/2004                           Bennett Williams (I) – 11/6/2004

Kendrick Johnson (I) – 12/4/2004                   Lance Rodney (I) – 12/4/2004

Alvin Watts (I) – 12/4/2004

Antwan Dunn (I) – 12/6/2004                          Donald Fusilier (I) – 12/6/2004

Christopher Turner (I) – 12/6/2004                 Rogers Williams (I) – 12/6/2004

David Willis (I) – 12/6/2004

Additional Members – 2007

Ruffin Mitchell, III (I) – 12/22/2007                 Athan Olivier, III (I) – 12/22/2007

Additional Members – 2008

Ray Buckner (I) - 12/14/2008                         Reginald Davis (I) – 12/14/2008

Joseph Trevigne (I) – 12/14/2008

Additional Members – 2009

Harry Francois (I) – 4/22/2009                       Jerry Gair (I) – 4/22/2009

Aaron Meyer (I) – 4/22/2009                          Todd Rubin (I) – 4/22/2009

Derick Shields (I) – 4/22/2009                        Isah Winborne (I) – 4/22/2009

Micheal Walker (I) – 6/12/2009

Additional Members – 2010

Jarvis Jones (I) – 7/17/2010                            Shawn Jordan (I) – 7/17/2010

Jabbar Juluke (I) – 7/17/2010                          Roderick Tate (I) – 7/17/2010

Arthur Williams (I) – 7/17/2010                        Eric Wright (I) – 7/17/2010

Additional Members - 2011
Ben Hawkins  (I) - 12/18/2011                          Ron Tassin(I) - 12/18/2011
Shawn Washington(I) - 12/18/2011                 Kevin Stamp(I) - 12/18/2011
Allen Brown(I) - 12/18/2011                Derek Edinburgh(I)-12/18/2011
Additional Members -2013
Derek Villavaso (I) --5/4/2013 Carlos Hampton (I) -5/4/2013
Stanford Williams (I) -5/4/2013 Larry Lavallias (I) -5/4/2013
Ryan Johnson (I) -5/4/2013 Derron Cook (I) -5/4/2013
Ajenavi Ezemife (I) -5/4/2013 Dion Bonner (I) -5/4/2013
Jarrett Lassaire (I) -5/4/2013
Additional Members -2015
Corbin Burns (I) --12/4/2015   Jordan Sennett (I) -12/4/2015
Chris Quest (I) -12/4/2015   David Abdullah (I) -12/4/2015
Julius Elmore (I) -12/4/2015              Marrious Berry (I) -12/4/2015
Corey Valdary (I) -12/4/2015
Additional Members -2017
Rashad Stewart (I) --03/25/2017   Jeromey Scroggins (I) -03/25/2017
Roy Shepherd, Jr (I) -03/25/2017   Floyd Griffin, Jr(I) -03/25/2017
Rudy Brown (I) -03/25/2017            Eddie Dollis, Jr (I) -03/25/2017
Shawn McCoy (I) -03/25/2017
 

(I) - Membership Intake

(R) - Membership Reclamation