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: