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Welcome to the Tenacious Thirteenth District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. The District is comprised of Brothers who serve Omega around the world and whose Chapters are located outside the continental United States. The District spans the globe and maintains a presence in 16 countries, on 5 continents, across 19 time zones. There are 18 Chapters within the District and we maintain an international presence in Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Bahamas, The Netherlands, St. Croix VI, St. Thomas VI, St. Maarten and the United Kingdom. Brothers across the world who not affiliated with a local Chapter or District are encouraged to join the 13th District and reaffirm their commitment to Omega. This site is designed to retain and reclaim membership and provides Brothers with an opportunity to enjoy the privileges of full or affiliate membership in Chapters within the District.
Join us in Atlantic City this coming July for the
26th Annual 13th District Conference.
Early Bird Registration ends
May 1, 2019
Brother Trevor V. Hodge
Tenth 13th District Representative
On behalf of the Officers of the 13th International District and all the Brothers of Omega of this great District around the world, thank you for visiting and for taking the time to learn of the work we are passionately and actively engaged in. Since the establishment of this District in 1993, many men have pioneered the cause of this Fraternity internationally and have made indelible contributions to improving communities near and far. Our projects range in scope and include support of battered women's shelters, mentorship programs, cancer afflicted orphans, educational initiatives and scholarships, wounded warrior and other military affiliated activities, health initiatives, disaster/hurricane relief, rural revitalization, meals of wheels, health fairs and blood drives, and I can go on and on and on. Omega men recognize the privileged position we occupy in this place and time and not only count it an honor but a responsibility to carry the mantle of service for the betterment of humanity.
Again, thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please feel free to learn more of our programs and the work we do in the 13th International District. We would welcome your support!
Featured Chapter of the Month
Phi Gamma Gamma Chapter
On 26 Dec 2018 the Brother of PGG coordinated and participated in our annual Brother Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl Germany.
Brother Charles Richard Drew was a renowned American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces. As the most prominent African American in the field, Drew protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood, as it lacked scientific foundation, and resigned his position with the American Red Cross, which maintained the policy until 1950.
In late 1940, before the U.S. entered World War II and just after earning his doctorate, Drew was recruited by John Scudder to help set up and administer an early prototype program for blood storage and preservation. He was to collect, test, and transport large quantities of blood plasma for distribution in the United Kingdom. Drew went to New York City as the medical director of the United States' Blood for Britain project. The Blood for Britain project was a project to aid British soldiers and civilians by giving U.S. blood to the United Kingdom.
Drew started what would be later known as bloodmobiles, which were trucks containing refrigerators of stored blood; this allowed for greater mobility in terms of transportation as well as prospective donations. Drew created a central location for the blood collection process where donors could go to give blood. He made sure all blood plasma was tested before it was shipped out. He ensured that only skilled personnel handled blood plasma to avoid the possibility of contamination. The Blood for Britain program operated successfully for five months, with total collections of almost 15,000 people donating blood, and with over 5,500 vials of blood plasma. As a result, the Blood Transfusion Betterment Association applauded Drew for his work. Out of Drew's work came the American Red Cross Blood Bank.
Among many service projects, the Brothers of Phi Gamma Gamma Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. also recently conducted a winter coat and clothing drive for Sankt Christophorus Homeless shelter in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Brothers donated over 500 pounds of clothing and some kitchen utensils. Additionally, they actively mentor young men in the community through their youth football team where they ended a successful season.
Brother Dr. Charles R. Drew was initiated into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. in 1923 by way of Alpha Psi Chapter while attending Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
OUR GLOBAL PRESENCE...
Chapter Name Location
Alpha Delta Xi Ottawa, Canada
Alpha Epsilon Beta Nassau, Bahamas
Chi Mu Mu Birmingham, England
Chi Mu Nu Shanghai, China
Eta Iota Iota St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Kappa Lambda Lambda Freeport, Bahamas
Lamdba Beta Beta Hawaii
Lambda Mu Mu Toronto, Canada
Lambda Xi Seoul, Korea
Nu Gamma Gamma Ottawa, Canada
Phi Gamma Gamma Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pi Xi Nassau, Bahamas
Sigma Gamma Gamma Okinawa, Japan
Tau Chi Accra, Ghana
Theta Rho Stuttgart, Germany
Upsilon Lambda Lambda Tokyo, Japan
Zeta Lambda Lambda Hamilton, Bermuda
Zeta Xi St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL REPUBLIC WEEK REUNION
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619, the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Tau Chi Chapter, located in Ghana are eagerly anticipating the yearlong celebration of festivities being organized through the Office of Diaspora Affairs and are positively looking forward to participating in this historic commemoration. Tau Chi Chapter, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will organize a series of events to take place in Accra, Ghana to be called The National Pan-Hellenic Council Republic Week Reunion from July 1st through the 7th 2019. The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a collaborative organization of nine historical African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The Republic Week Reunion event will be hosted by the Tau Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and aims to bring members of the Diaspora and the Nine International Greek letter societies for a week’s worth of Ghanaian activities to include:
O Comedy Night competition of Ghana vs USA Comedians
O Group trip to the Elmina Slave Castle for historical tour. Attendees will participate
in a wreath laying ceremony to honor our ancestors.
O All-Greek picnic and cookout with Old School music and DJs
O Art and Culture tours of Accra and national sites
O Spinal Awareness Golf Classic sponsored by Spinal Clinic Ltd
For more information visit our website or social media:
Facebook: Tau Chi Chapter
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, RepublicWeek@ghanaques.com
Kwab Asamoah +233248177858
Jonathan Akuamoah +233572291549
Dr. Carl Bampoe 1-732-310-3257
Kevin Williams 1-678-344-8777