2018 2019 LDAC Kappa League Program
9/8/2018 Induction Ceremony at GGC with 36 new Kappa Leaguers inducted into our program. We also had a dynamic speaker in E.M. Watson and started our work with the Georgia Gwinett College African American Male Initiative (AAMI) with their first session.
On 9/14, LDAC Friday Night Lights attended the Norcross and Archer High School Football game to support our very own Kappa Leaguer, Lance Jackson #3. Great job Lance! On 9/28, LDAC Friday Night Lights, we supported two of our SENIOR Kappa Leaguers, Kameron Brown (#34) and Garrett Redditt (#41), as they led their team to victory. Great job Kameron and Garrett!
October - Kappa Leaguers out in the community supporting Atlanta Black Theater and the HOPE Inc Deon Lewis memorial Walk Run in Shorty Howell park. The LDAC Family, along with other Pan Hellenic members, are showed support for Officer Toney and his family. October ended with and excellent day of community service for the LDAC Kappa League as we served at the For Eternity Christian Church Octoberfest event today. We had 41 Kappa Leaguers and 9 LDAC brothers volunteer.
On 11/17 we had more than 100 Kappa Leaguers and their families attend a private screening of the movie "Hate U Give". Awesome!
Thanks to everyone that took a day on and not a day off to participate with us for the Gwinnett County MLK Day Parade on 1/21. LDAC is recognized for supporting this great event. We had a great turn out with 64 Kappa Leaguers and 33 LDAC Brothers in attendance.
One priority of our Kappa League program is to provide our Kappa Leaguers with opportunities for Leadership development. From 2/8 - 2/10, the Juniors, Seniors, and Officers participated in the Southeastern Province Kappa League Conference in Clemson, SC. 35 Kappa Leaguers attended which is another record for our chapter. Itinerary: Day 1 travel to the conference and opening session. Day 2 was a day of Excellence with 6 great leadership sessions and a Clemson Tigers win against Virginia Tech basketball game, and being inspired during the touching presentation by our guest speaker during the dinner session. We closed on Day 3 with an Ecumenical Service, a great word from Brother Freeman, and a safe trip home.
Another program focus is academics: On 2/16, we held the LDAC SAT Math Boot Camp at Roberts Elementary School with 17 participants. The LDAC Foundation and Ms. Carter (The Math Lady) sponsored many of the student participants at this event. This informative SAT prep session has helped many young students increase their SAT scores.
We had a great March Kappa League Business Meeting on Saturday (3/16). There were 44 Kappa Leaguers and 15 LDAC Brothers in attendance. We completed Kappa League Officer Nominations for the 2019 - 2020 year and highlighted the many achievements of our Kappa Leaguers. Lastly, we took the final collection for our Black History Month clothes drive to benefit homeless kids. Kudos to Kappa Leaguer Micah Gary for leading that effort.
We are so proud to announce that the Lawrenceville-Duluth Alumni Chapter (LDAC) won the following awards today at the Southeastern Province Council Meeting Guide Right Student of the Year Ceremony:
Guide Right Chapter of the Year
Guide Right Director of the Year
Guide Right PowerPoint Presentation
Guide Right Scrapbook
Thanks to all that contributed to this ACHIEVEMENT! Special shout out to Kappa Leaguer Corban Johnson who did an EXCELLENT job of representing LDAC in the Southeastern Province Guide Right Student of the Year (SOTY) Competition. Corban shared his maestro talents on the Bass and came in 4th Place.
Bottom row left to right: Oscar Neely Chairman, Southeastern Province Guide Right Commission, E. Delane Rosemond SE Province Polemarch, Anthony Peak LDAC Guide Right Director, Tomas Battles Grand Polemarch, Daud Haseeb LDAC Vice Polemarch, Benjamin Holmes LDAC Polemarch, Solomon Bradley Past SE Province Polemarch
Top row left to right: Gabriel Parks Past LDAC Polemarch, Odell Taylor Past LDAC Polemarch, Curtis LeBlanc, Jay Williams LDAC Board Member, Michael Boykins, Fred Hinton, Thomas Garnett, Brian Ford LDAC Board Member
2019 LDAC Foundation Scholarship Banquet
There was no better way to close out our Kappa League year than to support our Kappa Leaguers as they move to the next stage of their journey. On 5/6, we gave approximately $40,000 in scholarships at our LDAC Foundation Scholarship Banquet. 21 Kappa League Seniors were presented with a Kappa League Scholarships totaling almost $14,000 as a result of their participation and completion of the program.