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History of The "U"

Brother McKinley Hayes, the first Polemarch of the Hyattsville-Landover (MD) Alumni Chapter conceived the idea of a chapter in the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf area. With the assistance of Brother Leon Johnson, the first meeting of the group was held on July 12,1984 at the home of Brother Wondel Brown.


Those present were Brother Wondel Brown, Arthur Grovner, McKinley Hayes, Leon Johnson and Joseph Pasteur. On August 24, 1984, Province Polemarch Nelson presented the charter that established the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter (also known as The "U").


The officers installed during the chartering ceremony were:

McKinley Hayes - Polemarch

Leon Johnson - Vice-Polemarch

Arthur Grovner - Keeper of Records

Roy Simpson - Keeper of Exchequer

Alphonsoe Hawkins - Strategus

Henry Nash - Lieutenant Strategus

Wondel Brown - Reporter

Willie Johnson - Historian

Larry McCullough - Board of Directors and Parliamentarian

Lloyd Bowser - Board of Directors

Ronald Carter - Board of Directors


Other chapter charter members: 

Paul Jones

James Banks

Elliott Clark

Owen Johnson

William Jones

David Naves

Joseph Pasteur

Herman Roebuck

Juanito Roach

Charles Seales

Richard Skeete

James Stowe

Chapter Chartering Ceremony, August 1984

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