Florida Senate - 2018 (NP) SR 1924 By Senator Thurston 33-03028A-18 20181924__ 1 Senate Resolution 2 A resolution recognizing February 15 and 16, 2018, as 3 “Kappas at the Kapitol Days” in Florida. 4 5 WHEREAS, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is a public 6 service organization founded on January 5, 1911, by 10 great men 7 at Indiana University, in Bloomington, with the objective of 8 uniting college men in a bond of fraternity, and 9 WHEREAS, the fraternity is committed to its vow to make 10 great achievements in all fields of human endeavor by providing 11 resources and services to the community, and 12 WHEREAS, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is a brotherhood 13 of college-educated men committed to executing the fraternity’s 14 ideals through many valuable programs such as Guide Right, a 15 national service program that provides high school and college 16 students with educational and occupational guidance; Diamonds in 17 the Rough, a national campaign that promotes the academic, 18 social, and service-based achievements of young men of color; 19 and the National Kappa League, a program that provides 20 educational, occupational, and social guidance to male students 21 in grades 6 through 12, and 22 WHEREAS, for more than 100 years, Kappa Alpha Psi 23 Fraternity, Inc., has provided exemplary service and support to 24 local communities by leading dialogue on public policy issues, 25 supporting quality education, and producing new projects to 26 stimulate current and future economic growth, and 27 WHEREAS, members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., are 28 clearly focused and visible as corporate and civic leaders, 29 respected public officials, acclaimed academicians, and 30 activists in their own right, and 31 WHEREAS, former Justice James E.C. Perry of the Florida 32 Supreme Court; Senators Oscar Braynon II and Perry E. Thurston, 33 Jr.; Representatives Clovis Watson, Jr., and Bobby B. DuBose; 34 former Senators Dwight M. Bullard, Daryl L. Jones, Matthew J. 35 “Matt” Meadows, and Leslie “Les” Miller; and former 36 Representatives Edward B. “Ed” Bullard, Josephus Eggelletion, 37 Jr., Edward L. “Ed” Jennings, Jr., Edwin Narain, and Alan B. 38 Williams are esteemed members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 39 Inc., and 40 WHEREAS, Thomas L. Battles, Jr., the Grand Polemarch of 41 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., hails from the Southern 42 Province, which includes Florida, and 43 WHEREAS, on February 15 and 16, 2018, members of Kappa 44 Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., representing Florida will converge 45 in Tallahassee for “Kappas at the Kapitol Days,” NOW, THEREFORE, 46 47 Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida: 48 49 That February 15 and 16, 2018, are recognized as “Kappas at 50 the Kapitol Days” in Florida in recognition of the many 51 contributions that the members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 52 Inc., have made to this state.