Call to Conference
Updated: November 1, 2020

Greetings Brothers,

I thank you for participating in Phase I of the 60th Annual District Conference held October 2-3, 2020. We assembled virtually under our theme, The Urgency of Now: Black Men Vote and Uplift Our Communities. We did this in accordance with our mission, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.  We, as a brotherhood, handled the business at hand, we introduced you to the candidates for Southern Region Vice President and voted for the 11th District Director.  With that being said, join me in congratulating our 11th District Director Elect, Brother Vincent A. Gatling, Jr.  As a District, we look forward to Brother Gatling’s leadership as we move this great District forward with an impact, the Alpha IMPACT!. 

As 2020 comes to an end, the District Conference Planning Team has begun preparation for Phase II of the 60th Annual District Conference. The date selected is Saturday, January 30, at the Columbia Double Tree by Hilton located at 2100 Bush River Road.  In Phase II, of the hybrid conference model, the plan is to meet in person to take care of the chapter awards, the academic competitions, the naming of the latest additions to the Emanuel Nine awardees and the SC Alpha Living Legends.  The day will also include the selection of the 2021-2022 Assistant District Director and leadership training.  We will end the work of Alpha with a Brotherhood Social to fellowship together and celebrate our continued commitment to those we serve.

As leaders, we understand that concerns continue with Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that we will deal with any challenge to Phase II and will adapt accordingly to the challenges of the pandemic.  Therefore, save the date of January 30, 2021, and remain vigilant as the committee prepares for registration and the other activities of Phase II of the 60th Annual District Conference.


Brother Don R. Weston

SC District Director