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Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter Cookout

2018 Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter Cookout

You’re Invited!

It’s time to fellowship with the Brothers and families of the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of AΦA! Please join us for our annual Chapter Cookout where we will have great food, music, games and fun for the entire family.

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 
  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Facility
  • 7323 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315

The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. The cookout is open to all guests!

You may pay at the event, but we highly encourage you to purchase your ticket(s) ahead of time by using the secure PayPal drop down menu below. You can update the total number of tickets you want to purchase at checkout.

***As this location is a military facility, please bring your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance – these items may be required to enter the base.***

For more information, please email Bro. Maurice Hines at hines630@gmail.com (703) 328-7511

See you there!

Download the flyer here –2019 Chapter Cookout Flyer — and share within your networks.

Tickets and Donations

You can purchase tickets for the picnic online below. If you cannot attend the cookout, consider making a donation to the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund in the via the donations tab. 

To purchase tickets, please use the secure PayPal drop down menu below. You can update the total number of tickets you want to purchase at checkout. Tickets are $10 per individual or $25 per family (plus $1.25 online convenience fee).


 

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Come Back to the House of Alpha

Get Active Today With Xi Alpha Lambda

Have you left the fold and want to become active again? There might be any number of reasons why you left, however your active participation is wanted and needed. If you are an Alpha brother in the Northern Virginia area who is looking for a chapter home, look no further: Xi Alpha Lambda is here and we welcome you to come visit us. View the video below from our General President to learn more!

If you are interested in visiting with the brothers of Xi Alpha Lambda, please contact us at webmaster@apaxal.com.

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Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter Installs New Officers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sept. 27, 2014 – The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently elected and today installed its 2014–15 chapter officers during its monthly meeting.

Darryl Sharp was installed as the chapter’s new president. Sharp, a retired LTC in the U.S. Army brings to this position more than 25 years as a member of the fraternity, having served in various local and regional capacities, including as vice president and chapter dean of Xi Alpha Lambda. He currently chairs the fraternity’s Eastern Region Military Affairs Committee. In 2014, he was named Brother of the Year at both the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (VACAPAF) and Eastern Region conventions.

Other officers installed for a 1-year term were:

  • Vice President – Jeffery Dunn
  • Treasurer – Robert Stephens
  • Corresponding Secretary – Brandon Wright
  • Financial Secretary – Rodney Yancey
  • Recording Secretary – Justin Terry
  • Chapter Dean – Thearon Williams
  • Director of Education – Melvin Cloud
  • Associate Editor to the Sphinx – Desmond Rice
  • Historian – Dennis Jackson
  • Chaplain – Melvin Brown
  • Sergeant-at-Arms – Forte Ward
  • Parliamentarian – Ansara Todd Burgess

First of All…We Vote

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A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People

“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930’s when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration has remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990’s, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums. Find more information here.

Important Dates and Information for the State of Virginia

Important Virginia Voting Dates- Virginia polling time: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

 

Key Dates Concerning 2017 Virginia Elections

 

Year Project Event Short Desc Day of the Week Effective Date Task
2017 May General   Tuesday 4/25/2017 Deadline for general registrar to receive absentee ballot applications from citizens requesting a mailed absentee ballot
2017 June Primary   Monday 5/22/2017 Last day to register to vote in the June Primary
2017 June Primary Registration Deadline Monday 5/22/2017 Deadline to register to vote in the June Primary Election (nonmilitary)
2017 June Primary   Tuesday 6/6/2017 Deadline for general registrar to receive absentee ballot applications from citizens requesting a mailed absentee ballot
2017 June Primary Election Day Tuesday 6/13/2017 Primary Day for November Elections
2017 November General   Friday 9/22/2017 Deadline for November General Election ballots to be available for absentee voting
2017 November General   Saturday 9/23/2017 Absentee ballots for the November general election must be mailed or sent electronically if absentee ballots were not mailed or sent electronically on the 46th day before the November general election
2017 November General   Monday 10/16/2017 Last day to register to vote in the November General election
2017 November General Registration Deadline Monday 10/16/2017 Deadline to register to vote in the November general election
2017 November General   Saturday 10/28/2017 In-Person Absentee Voting-The general registrar’s office shall be open a minimum of eight hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
2017 November General Absentee Mail Application Deadline Tuesday 10/31/2017 5:00 PM Deadline for GR to receive request for absentee ballot by mail in the November election
2017 November General Absentee In-Person Application Deadline Saturday 11/4/2017 In-Person Absentee Voting-The general registrar’s office shall be open a minimum of eight hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
2017 November General Election Day Tuesday 11/7/2017 November General Election Day

 

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place.

Voter Information

To register to vote in the Virginia, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
1. Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes
2. Be a U.S. Citizen
3. Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
4. Not be registered and plan to vote in another state
5. Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
6. If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored

Acceptable forms of photo ID:
1. Valid Virginia Driver’s license or identification card
2. Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
3. Valid United States Passport
4. Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth
of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
5. Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
6. Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
Go through the implementation guide (Cmte members): VPHP page – http://www.apa1906.net/a-voteless-people-is-a-hopeless-people

  • Origins of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter

    In the late summer of 1980, the idea of establishing an Alpha Phi Alpha chapter that would be directed towards serving the communities of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties took momentum. It was on May 31, 1981, that 34 brothers chartered Xi Alpha Lambda (XAL) in Prince William County, VA as Key Number #590. The men of XAL Chapter consists mostly of active and retired military officers, government civilians and businessmen. We are leaders in the community who are constantly striving to project the positive image of Alpha men as Servants of All.
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