​NEWS & EVENTS

Spiritual Renewal Sunday
Rock of Ages Baptist Church

Posted June 25, 2017

The Brothers of MWAC attended both morning services at Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, IL, Sunday June 25, 2017.  The Brothers of the chapter, in keeping one of the fraternity's objective to promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of its members, visit churches in the community on a quarterly basis.  In conjuction with Kappa Alpha Psi's renewed partnership with St. Jude's Children Hospital the chapter designated June 25th as St. Jude Day of Hope. In addition to the contribution to Rock of Ages to benefit their youth ministry, funds were raised on behalf g St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Senior Kappa Picnic - Huge Success

Posted June 16, 2017

The Senior Kappa Committee held its 2nd Annual Senior Kappa Picnic in Bolingbrook, IL.  Brothers and their guest enjoyed fellow-shipping and seeing Brothers they had not seen in awhile.  Senior Nupes and guest enjoyed great food and fun as the weather cooperated to make a good event, a great one.  For more pictures go to our gallery.

Breakfast with the Nupes!
Food, Fun, and Fellowship

Posted June 3, 2017

A great time was had by all as the Nupes that attende the Breakfast with the Nupes event. Brothers showed up in mass to fellowship over breakfast at
the Golden Coral Restaurantin Bolingbrook, IL.  Polemarch Patrick Ford spoke on the State of the Chapter emphasizing reclamation, Bro. Bob Thomas spoke on the topic "Keep God in your Life". Vice-Polemarch Keith Williams and others joined the conversation on a host of other topics. (Photos Courtesy of Bro. LeVern A. Danley III)

For additional photos, go to our gallery.

Derby Day - Party

Posted May 6, 2017

Those Debonair Nupes of Maywood-Wheaton hosted their 1st Derby Day Party. The Nupes and guest celebrated the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby in true derby style!  Brothers and guest showed up, and showed out!  The atmosphere was great and our guest looked outstanding in their Derby Attire.  It was an event for the books!  We  want  to thank our guest that supported and contributed to everyone having a great time. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
 
To see pictures of the event go to our gallery

MWAC Wins 2016-17 Large Chapter of the YEAR in the North Central Province

Posted March 21, 2017

It was announced at the 96th North Central Province Council, March 17-18, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN that the Maywood-Wheaton Alumni won the Large-Size Chapter of the Year (2016-17).  This was fifteenth time Maywood-Wheaton has been recognized as chapter of the year.  This is the first time as a large chapter.  Over the past year, MWAC has donated over $1000.00 to community ministries through our Spiritual Renewal initiative.  As a result of our collaboration with the Diamond Youth Foundation, we expanded our Guide Right program from 4 high schools to 5.  We now mentor youth in Bartlett, East Aurora, Bolingbrook, South Elgin, and Metea Valley HIgh Schools.  We took students to tour Western Illinois University, in Macomb, IL.  This year we increased our annual Thanksgiving support by  increasing our turkey and ham giveaway from 200 to 250.  We did all this and still made brotherhood our priority.  We promoted our Senior Kappa activity by increasing the number of activities for our senior brothers.  These are just a few of the accomplishments that were achieved over the past year and we are excited about doing even bigger and better things next year!

34th Annual Chicago Metro Founders' Day Banquet

Posted February 2, 2017

 

Congratulations Brothers!  The 34th Annual Chicago Metro Founders' Day Banquet hosted by Maywood-Wheaton (IL) Alumni was a huge success.  Our keynote speaker was none other than the 33rd Grand Polemarch of our fraternity, Thomas L. Battles, Jr. and he gave a keynote address that was exactly what was needed, given the times we are in.  Brothers came from as far as Detroit, MI and Houston, TX to fellowship and enjoy the celebration of our Fraternity's 106th year of existence.

The official afterparty of the banquet, THE AFTERFLOW, was a resounding success with both  the brothers and our  guest.

Our goal was to ensure the all Brothers and guest would have night they would enjoy and find memorable as we enter into the 106th year of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  We sincerely hope that we achieved that goal.

Yours in the Bond,
Steve Carnes
2017 Chicago Metro Founders' Day Chairman