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1 International Membership Chairman
International Membership Committee LAMPADOS PROGRAM CONCLAVE OVERVIEW Keith W. Neal International Membership Chairman

2 International Membership Committee
Lewis Anderson 7th District Curtis Baylor Chapter Advisors Chair - 3rd District Raymond Bourgeois 9th District MSP Training Chairman Bill Council Reclamation Committee Chair Fredrick DuBois 13th District Andrew Ducksworth 7th District KRS Eric Fairfax 6th District Kendall Franklin 10th District Brian Gundy 2nd Vice Grand Basileus Milton Harrison 2nd District KRS Fred D. Hatley 9th District MSP Chairman Willie Hinchen 9th District Rep Marlin McWilson 12th District Dorsey Miller, III Recruitment Chair W. Thomas Stovall II 2nd District Joseph Williams I. P. 7th District Representative Keith W. Neal, Chairman

3 Discussion Points Form 9A Revision Membership Recommendations
Lampados Program Conclave Vote Selection of Candidates Lampados Program Overview Wrap-up & Questions

4 Cleaned up Language/Legal Issues
International Membership Committee Form 9A Revisions: Cleaned up Language/Legal Issues Electronic Document on the Public site of OPPF.ORG Available to be filled out online, saved, ed, printed Instruct Candidates to go to the website for the application Keeps Document Current & Expedites Updates

5 Proposed By-Laws Changes
Membership Recommendations These will be By-Law Changes and be in effect regardless of the Membership Program in effect Minimum of 18 years old to join WYF Other NPHC – No Minimum Minimum 2.7 GPA Other NPHC at 2.5 2nd Semester Freshmen Eligible Minimum of 16 credit hours having been completed on the university of the application, in a standard semester system (Quarter system requires 25 credits) Other NPHC at currently allow 2nd Semester freshmen FAILED FAILED FAILED

6 Proposed By-Laws Changes
Membership Recommendations Note: Each of the Recommendations Failed at the 2008 Grand Conclave. Therefore the current requirements will remain in effect. Undergrads: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 system) and 36 Credits - Semester System (or 54 credits in Quarter System)

7 Do you wish to have a Lampados Type Program – YES (In Favor)
Lampados Program Conclave Vote This is a simple vote: Do you wish to have a Lampados Type Program – YES (In Favor) Do you wish to keep the MSP program – NO (Against) The Lampados Program was APPROVED – Expected start is September, Training to begin in the Fall of 2008 and ALL Brothers will be required to recertify for the new Program NOTE: Expected Program start – September, 2009

8 Selection Of Candidates
Slug is a Slug is a Slug

9 Bring in Good end up with Good
Selection Of Candidates Slug is a Slug is a Slug Bring in Good end up with Good

10 Bring in Good end up with Good
Selection Of Candidates Slug is a Slug is a Slug Bring in Good end up with Good Bring in someone better than yourself

11 Selection Of Candidates
Selection is the Key

12 Sponsorship is the Glue
Selection Of Candidates Selection is the Key Sponsorship is the Glue

13 Sponsorship is the Glue
Selection Of Candidates Selection is the Key Sponsorship is the Glue You are the Gatekeepers

14 Omega Membership Programs Chronology
Lampados Club Dorothy Hall, Tuskegee University 1985 Selection & Education 1990 Intake 1998 MSP Lampados Program Approved Grand Conclave Birmingham, AL

15 Membership Program Since changing from Lampados:
Brother to Brother Approach Changed. Going to the Green. “Do you want to be made with Respect or just be a Paper Bruh?” Increased Renegrade/Imposter activity

16 Lampados Program This Educational Process MUST instill:
That entering Omega is a Lifetime Commitment that will require a Financial and Active Participation Obligation This Commitment is to the Fraternity, which is to supersede any Chapter loyalty. You are never to do anything that will bring shame or dishonor to the Fraternity. Mental and/or Physical Harassment, Brutality or Extortion in connection with the Lampados Club is Strictly Prohibited and will be dealt with to the fullest extent possible.

17 This is not your Daddy’s Lampados Program
It is a totally New Lampados Program

18 Lampados Program Safeguards Overview: District Representative
District Representative’s Designee Shall insure that the Lampados Process is followed to the spirit and intent of the guidelines of the Fraternity. Shall select a Designee to oversee the Lampados process at a particular Chapter. (A Graduate Brother, preferred that he is not a member of designated Chapter, he oversees.) Shall oversee the Lampados process at a particular Chapter. Responsible for insuring that the spirit of the process is followed as designed . Participation at all events & Weekly follow-up Great Position for current MSP Chairmen

19 Lampados Program Safeguards Overview:
Brothers MUST be Financial, MSP Certified and Have Notarized 9A-21 form on file at IHQ The Dean of Pledgees MUST be a Chapter Officer. Vice Basileus –Preferred DR and IHQ Pre-Approval/Pre-Payment Process of applicants UNDERGRADS: IHQ will notify the university of membership process and provide: List of the approved applicants Contact information: Chapter Officers Area Representative Chapter Advisor District Representative IHQ Liaison Officer

20 Lampados Program Safeguards Overview: Undergrads:
Joint Lampados Mtgs with local Grad Leadership 1 Joint Social Action with local Grad Leadership If an individual leaves the process: Must sign a document stating reason for leaving. Have an Exit Interview with Area Representative and District Counselor Must return Lampados Pin and Manual.

21 They MUST Be Enforced Lampados Program
Safeguards Overview: In Order for the Safeguards to work. They MUST Be Enforced District Representative Select the Right People Each Brother MUST Be Accountable

22 Lampados Program General Info:
Current membership requirements of candidates are still included: Program requires a 5-6 month commitment minimum, from the Chapter to the process. Pre Approval and Pre Payment Verifiable Community Service for Grads Grads from schools that have active Chapters must wait 4 years prior to applying.

23 Lampados Program Process: MEMBERSHIP PROCESS PREPARATIONS
Time Line Process: MEMBERSHIP PROCESS PREPARATIONS OMEGA MEET & GREET/OPEN HOUSE INFORMATIONAL SESSION SELECTION OF CANDIDATES INTERVIEWS PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS CHAPTER LAMPADOS INTRODUCTION LAMPADOS CLUB PROGRAM DISMISSAL FROM THE LAMPADOS CLUB INITIATION POST INITIATION ORIENTATION PHASE ACADEMIC FOLLOW-UP – Undergraduate Neophytes only Weeks Prior 4 Weeks +2 – 4 Weeks End of Semester Chapter Commitment to Process takes weeks = 5-6 Months

24 Lampados Program General Info: Formal Lampados Induction Ceremony
Weekly Formal Lampados Meetings Complete 2 Social Action Projects New Lampados Manual & Lampados Pin 10:00 PM – 8:00 AM Weekday (Sunday – Thursday) Curfew Required Sunday Church Attendance Limited Sunday Activity

25 Lampados Program Undergraduates: Second Semester Freshman eligible
Dress Code - Shirt & Tie during school day. Minimum of 15 hrs of study time /week. Joint Social Action with local Grad Leadership Joint Lamp Mtgs with local Grad Leadership

26 Lampados Program Graduates:
Applicants MUST be Sponsored by Chapter Brother: Sponsor must be financial for min 3 years Must commit to mentoring for 3 years post initiation. Must present applicant to the Chapter Only takes part during the pledge Applicants MUST have Verifiable Community Service

27 Lampados Program – Wrap-Up
Lampados Vs MSP Brothers MUST Be Committed to Making a Difference MUST Stop Those who do not have the Best Interest of the Fraternity MUST Stop Inappropiate behavior when Brothers see and hear it. MUST Select better Candidates

28 Lampados Program Questions


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