Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated gathered in Savannah for its 2017 Georgia State Conference from March 3rd – 5th, under the leadership of State Director, Kenneth Straughter. The conference was held at Savannah State University, with Tau Beta Sigma and Gamma Zeta as the host chapters and Moncello Stewart, President of the Tau Beta Sigma Chapter, served as conference chairperson.
The weekend has replete with a host of community service projects, Sigma style. For the Sigma Pack Attack Project, members donated healthy meals and helped pack over 200 bags for Blessings in a Book Bag and read a variety of captivating books to students at Haven Elementary for the Sigma Read Project. The gentlemen of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity also collected over 50 suits and donated them to Savannah City Mission for the Sigma Suit Drive.
The conference also included a bit of friendly competition with the Miss Phi Beta Sigma Pageant and awards ceremony.
Pageant winner, Alexandra Foote from Georgia Tech will go on to compete for the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated Regional Pageant in April. As a result of tireless effort and excellence in service, the Tau Beta Sigma Chapter of Savannah achieved the phenomenal honor of being awarded the Chapter of the Year and also won Chapter Report of the Year.
A host of special guests attended the Georgia State Conference including International First Vice President, Micheal Cristal; International General Counsel, John Turner; International Director of Education, Jean Lamothe; International Director of Technology, Mark Cornelius; Southern Regional Director, Roy Edmonds; and Deputy Chief of Staff, Ray Smith.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity continues to serve and create positive social change.