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Bro. Melvin T. Hargrett, Basileus
Omega's First Graduate Chapter - Established August 17, 1920
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At June 3, 2020


At June 3, 2020


At June 3, 2020


Achievement Week 2019  - Service Award Winners

Pictured here is Iota Chapter Basileus Bro. Melvin Hargrett, Ed.D. (l), presenting the 2019 Omega Man of the Year award for Iota Chapter to Bro. Rick Williams, Tenth District State Representative for IL, and Iota Chapter's Immediate Past Basileus.


Basileus Hargrett, along with Iota Chapter's Community and Civic Affairs Committee chairman Bro. Eric Davis (r), presenting the 2019 Citizen of the Year award for Iota Chapter to Mr. Frank Brim of theBASE Chicago, and the Founding Director, Garfield Park Little League.


Past Basileus Breakfast & Fellowship 
February 8, 2020

Iota Chapter is Omega's first graduate Chapter founded on August 17, 1920... and the Brothers in Iota will be celebrating the chapter's 100 Year Centennial throughout 2020.

To help commemorate the Centennial, several monthly events have been planned during the year leading up to the Centennial Weekend activities this August.

The photos show attendees at the first: Past Basileus Breakfast - which is one of two planned events for past Iota Chapter Basilei (Presidents) to meet for breakfast.

l-r: Dennis Anderson (2009-11); Fulton Nolen (1974-75); Melvin Hargrett (current Basileus); Rick Williams (2016-19); Andre Garner (2007-09); Melvin Slater (1997-99); Kenny Coles (1995-97); Greg Jackson (2011-13); George Henton - seated (2015-16).

In the first photo seated to the right of Bro. Henton is Bro. Ed Junkins, a past winner in the Annual Taste of Omega competition and our breakfast host... and owner of The Good Life Soul Food Cafe located 11142 S. Halsted Street in the Morgan Park/ Mount Vernon community.

February 29, 2020

Brothers from Iota Chapter as well as from any of the Chicago-area chapters are invited and encouraged to come out to enjoy a meal while having a rich learning experience of Omega in Chicago over the decades from past Iota Chapter Basilei.

An interesting note is that the oldest-known past Basileus of the chapter is Bro. Byron Legardy (1966-67) and he is still an active member of the chapter and recognized as a Golden Bridge Builder! Bro. Fulton Nolen is also recognized as a Golden Bridge Builder with Bro. Bruce Montgomery scheduled for installation on his 50 Years in 2021.

Seated: Ron Fowler (1972-73); Row 2 (l-r): Ron Wright (2003-05; Dennis Anderson (2009-11); Dwayne Digby (1982-83); Rick Williams (2016-19); Melvin Slater (2997-99); Fulton Nolen (1974-75); Bruce Montgomery, Centennial Committee Chairman; Row 3 (l-r): Melvin Hargrett (current Basileus); Kenny Coles (1995-97); Angelo Chavers (1973-74); Andre Garner (2007-09).

In the first photo standing in the rear on the left with the black cap is Bro. H. John Ball, first Basileus of Chi Lambda Lambda Chapter in Matteson, IL from 2005-07. He is currently the Tenth District Rules Committee Chairman.

In Recognition

Upcoming Birthdays / Anniversaries
Birthdays & Anniversaries

Kappa Chapter Centennial (1920)

Kappa Chapter shares somewhat of a similar story as Iota Chapter. Kappa was founded at West Virginia State Collegiate Institute in 1920. However, less than a year later was inactive - with the Chapter name being reassigned to Syracuse/Colgate Universities on February 18, 1922.

Like the Brothers in Chicago with Iota, the Brothers at Syracuse will be celebrating their centennial based on the original charter date of Kappa (1920) recognizing its full history.

Lambda Chapter Centennial (1920)

Lambda Chapter shares a similar path as Kappa but with a twist. Lambda was established in Norfolk, VA in November 1920 as Omega's second graduate Chapter. When the convention "Omega" was designated for graduate Chapters in 1922, Lambda became Lambda Omega and the designation of Lambda was reassigned to the University of Southern California on May 3, 1923.

So technically, both Lambda and Lambda Omega chapters could celebrate centennials in 2020.

Iota Chapter Ques  "BOMB Campaign"

Support the BOMB Campaign - Buy From Omega Brothers who own restaurants!
Previous "BOMBings"

May 1st - 3rd : The Good Life Soul Food Cafe - 11142 S. Halsted St (Chicago)
May 8th - 10th : Eat & Run - 1733 W 87th St (Chicago)
May 15th - 17th : Shawn Michelle's Homemade Ice Cream - 46 E. 47th St (Chicago)
May 22nd - 24th : I-94 Ribs  Food Truck - Exit 71A off I-94 in Menards Parking Lot (Dolton)

To receive login credentials to IOTA CHAPTER'S monthly Zoom meetings, all visiting FRATERNITY Brothers must send requests to:

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Chapter Meeting
Friday June 12, 2020
ZOOM Teleconference
Any VISITING BROTHERS wanting to attend the Iota Chapter Zoom Meeting MUST contact the Basileus first to receive login credentials. Send an email to:

Chapter members automatically receive meeting login credentials via their emails

We usually meet the 2nd Friday of each month from 7pm until 9pm. Brothers are encouraged to attend chapter meetings to fellowship, get informed, get involved 
and become financial. Iota Chapter is one of 4 graduate chapters in Chicago that comprise the "Chicago Ques". Links to each chapter's websites are below. We hope your chapter of choice is Iota, but every Brother is encouraged to choose a chapter home and become financial! As a member of the Fraternity you took an oath, and you have a responsibility as a member to be financial... and only financial membership has it's privileges!
"Excuses are tools of the incompetent, used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness"

*** Fellowship immediately follows each meeting ***


Sigma Omega Chapter
Established October 1, 1923
Bro. Jesse L. Mathews III, Basileus

Rho Gamma Gamma Chapter
Established March 1, 1987
Bro.  Robert "Tony" Harris, Basileus
Rho Mu Mu Chapter
Established September 6, 2011
Bro. Jason Poindexter, Basileus

There are 6 additional graduate chapters of the Fraternity in the Chicago Metro Area. Brothers are encouraged to make contact if their location is more convenient.

Rho Tau - Gurnee
Established 1961
Bro. William C. King, Basileus

Chi Lambda Lambda - Matteson
Established December 7, 2004
Bro. Fred Arnold, Basileus
Nu Pi - Joliet
Established March 9, 1974
Bro. Kevin Iverson, Basileus

Theta Kappa Kappa - Evanston
Established 2010
Bro. Dennis M. Oglesby, Basileus
Mu Xi - Glen Ellyn
Established March 11, 1977
Bro. Daryl Hopkins, Basileus

Omicron Mu Mu - Lansing
Established September 6, 2011
Bro. Ricky Washington, Basileus

Epsilon Eta - Chicago State University
Established February 18, 1975



June 2019 Direct Scholarship Winners
Ms. A. Anderson -  Morgan Park HS $2K
Ms. A. Garner - Lindblom HS $2K
Mr. J. Powell - Walter Payton HS $2K
Ms. M. Savage -  Gwendolyn Brooks HS $2K
Ms. A. Wright -  Lindblom HS $2K

December 2019 High School Essay Contest Winners

Mr. J. Greene - Kenwood HS - $250
Ms. J. Richardson-  Kenwood HS $150
Ms. J. Green -  Lindblom HS -  $100

April 2019 10th District VREM Award
April 2019 10th District "Buy Omega" Campaign Award

Class of  April 2019 Golden Bridge Builders
Bro.  Charles Rowan
Bro.  Wilbur Pelt

$800 in "On the Spot" CPS Science Fair Awards
Byron J. Legardy
2019 Male Uplift Scholarship Winners
I. Kirkendall - $2K
T. Madison - $2K

Mr. Frank Brim
Founding Director - Garfield Park Little League

Bro. Ricardo A. Williams


Iota Chapter Ques "Demonstration and Discussion"  Series

Demonstration & Discussion Sessions (D&D Sessions) have been planned. Each Wednesday evening session will cover a single topic and last up to ONE HOUR - beginning at 7pm Central. The topics will be a "flavor of the day" format, submitted in advance by the membership, focusing on fraternal education & brotherhood building. Topics will include: Website Navigation; Iota Chapter History; Que Lore vs. The Facts; Chapter, District & Fraternity Operations; Bylaws & Robert's Rules of Order. Every session is moderated and visual aids can be a part of each session. Sessions will be repeated due to circumstance or by request.

Login credentials to all D&D Sessions will be provided to each chapter member through an email invitation. Participation is optional,but encouraged. Topics requested for discussion as determined by the membership should be submitted to the Iota Chapter Ques using the chapter email at:

Check Upcoming Events below for D&D Session dates, topics and thumbnail descriptions.

IOTA CHAPTER'S weekly D&D Zoom Sessions are open to all  FRATERNITY Brothers. Send login requests to:

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Queversaries & Events

1. Fourth in the series on, "Who Was First?" - Click here: FRAT NEWS.
2. One hundred seventy-nine (179) Oracle's added with publication dates between 1922 and 2017 - Click here: Document Library in the IHQ folder.
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