On May 16, 2020, Tau Tau Chapter hosted the 75th Twelfth District Meeting as a Livestream event. This was the first Livestream District Meeting in 12th District History and the first time in District history that we used an electronic voting application allowing Brothers to vote remotely.
546 Brothers registered for the 75th Meeting which is the second highest registration number in District History. Of the four District Meetings Tau Tau Chapter has hosted the 75th achieved the highest registration to date.
440 Brothers participated in the meeting which was the highest Livestream attendance in District History. Previously, the highest Livestream attendance was over 100 Brothers during Membership Selection Process Training.
During the 75th Twelfth District Livestream Meeting, our own Kwame Dow was elected to the office of 12th District Representative. This was only the 2nd time in Chapter history and the first time since 1995 that Tau Tau Chapter had an active Chapter member elected 12th District Representative. The first was our current 1st Vice Grand Basileus, Ricky L. Lewis.
Tau Tau Chapter’s non-profit partner, Omega Educational Foundation received the Fatherhood Initiative and Mentorship Award from our Grand Basileus David Marion along with a cash award of $5,000. Tau Tau Chapter also received the Retention Award for the Massive and Progressive 12th District.
Message from the 34th 12th District Representative Brother Kwame Dow
I hope and pray this message meets you and your family in the best of health and spirits. The last few weeks have changed the world drastically but one thing that remains the same is the Friendship of Omega. Please know that Nik, Jazz, and I have each one of you in our thoughts and prayers normally but especially during this time. I echo the message from our DR in asking that you be safe and adhere to your local governmental rules and regulations as it relates to COVID-19.
Brother Kwame Dow
1st Vice District Representative
The Massive & Progressive 12th District
Tau Tau Chapter Basileus Brother Charles Ezell
What a District Meeting! We persevered through rough climate to get here, but we made it. Congratulations to you, the brothers of Tau Tau Chapter on successfully hosting the Historic 75th Twelfth District “Livestream” Meeting. I want to congratulate and thank Brother Ed Young, District Marshal for his diligent work to make this meeting a success. Brother Young planned for 3 years to execute his vision for us to celebrate in Anaheim. COVID19 changed that. As men of Omega we adapt to difficult times; and that is what Brother Young did when he had to orchestrate the first virtual district meeting in the history of the 12th District. Technology is not without its hiccups and we had to navigate through them, but Brother Young got us through it.
Congratulations to Tau Tau Chapter’s own, Brother Kwame Dow on becoming the 34th Twelfth District Representative. I pray the Lord gives you wisdom and strength as you lead the 12th District to new heights.
Congratulations to all the re-elected and newly elected 12th District Officers, special shout out to Brother Raphael Irving, District Keeper of Finance on his re-election.
As we celebrate our chapter brothers climbing the ranks of district leadership, we must also acknowledge Brother Ronan Hill as he steps away from six years of exemplary service as our District Keeper of Records and Seal. Thank you, Brother Hill, for your dedication.
I want to congratulate Brother Michael Bonner and his committee for their efforts to secure the 12th District Retention Chapter of the Year Award for Tau Tau Chapter. Congratulations are also due to Past Basileus Brother Rodney Brooks, the Fatherhood Initiative and Mentoring Committee, and the Omega Educational Foundation for their hard work to secure the 12th District Fatherhood Initiative and Mentoring Award which was presented to the chapter by Brother David Marion, 41st Grand Basileus.
Although we did not win the awards, I am proud and thankful for the out-front and behind the scenes work of Brother Paul Hodson and Brother Joe Luckey with our Chapter of the year submission. I would also like to thank Brother Brent Scott and the Reclamation Committee for their hard work.
Let us continue to do the work to live our vision of “Transforming Our Communities Through Service and Mentorship”
Brother Charles Ezell, Jr.
Basileus, Tau Tau Chapter