Pi Iota Chapter History

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SEATED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
G.V. Stewart, District Representative J.T. Brooks, Basileus Dr. R. Reche Williams Jr., G.B. Brinson.

 

STANDING
Wilson A. Lester, Hubert Dabney, J.H. Evans, Council Dixon, J.T. Hargrett, Perman Williams.

 

NOT SHOWN:
Allen Lester, Dr. James L. Green, Howard F. Harris Sr., E.H. McLin, J.R. Jackson.

During the late nineteen thirties and forties, men of Omega believing in the tenets of the Fraternity, dreamed of establishing a graduate chapter in the Tampa Bay area. The prime mover towards this objective was a young gynecologist, the late Dr. R. R. Williams, Jr. On a balmy October evening in 1946 a first formal get-together at the home of Dr. R.R. Williams was held. Those meeting with J.T. Brooks of Alabama State College and district representatives of the seventh district of the fraternity were: Brothers Gant T. Brison, John Henry Evans, James T. Hargrett Sr., Dr. Allen Lester, Lucious Mills, Garland V. Stewart and Dr. R. Reche Williams. Thus the Pi Iota chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was organized.

CHAPTER LINEAGE

 

FORTIES

(1947-CHARTER LINE 4/7/1947)
David Geathers
L.A. Dominis
Harold E. Robinson

(1948)
Walter Beard
G.H.Leggett

(1949)
Edwin G. Artest
John H. Webb

(1949)

Jamer Green Jr.

FIFTIES

(1950)
Carlton S. Thompson
James S. Hammond
Robert Saunders

(1953)
Lanier Booker

(1954)
Robert Scott Sr.

(1955)
Frank W. Peterman
Delano Stewart
David Smith

(1956)
Harry F. Taliferro
P.W. Williams

(1958)
Rudolph Arnao
Joe W. Hester

(1959)
William Bush
Otis Padgett Sr.
James Gatlin

SIXTIES

(1960)
Edward Hills

(1961)
Leroy Twiggs
Hubert L. Brantley

(1962)
James Hargrett
Clarence D. Stege

(1963)
Arnold W. Dubose

(1965)
Frank Stewart
Otis Williams

(1969)
Carl E. Crowell
Cary H. Jones
Kelly Williams

SEVENTIES

(1971)

Nelson J. Brown

Eddie Faulk

George C. Moton

Darnell Reaves

(1972)

Willie Robinson

(1973)

Ernest Adams

Charles H. Polk

John Robinson

William Thornton

(1974)

Carl B. Reaves

(1975)

Frank Reddick

(1977)

Charles Hearns

Randolph Kinsey

Lee Reddick

Robert Scott Jr.

Wesley Tice

Alton White

(1979)

Eugene Boglin

Willie Evans

Robert Fisher

George Wilds

EIGHTIES

(1980)
Thomas Stringer

(1982)
Jeffrey Fagan
Oscar Folks Jr.
Thomas Robinson
Kenneth Scott

(1983)
Stephen Jackson
Byron Scott
Andrew Tarver
Milton Watson
Clarence Wilson Jr.

(1984)
Frank Amaro
Marvin Bell
Michael Gadson
Alex Kincy
Bringler Tims

(1988)
Jeffrey Fleming
Cozy Bailey
George Brown
Darryl Johnson

NINETIES

(1990)
Reginald Coachman
Kelvin Dell
Alec Hall
Lawrence Rollins Jr.
Phillip Saunders
Michael Anthony

(1991)
Boris Goins

(1992)
Robert Allen
Nathaniel Campbell
Girardeau Henderson II
Charles Jackson III
Ted Sparks Jr.
Michael Wilson
Chad Wilson
Cornell Boyd

(1995)
Caasius Crawford
William Swain
Doug Sanders
Albert Lee
James Hargrett III
Eric Blanc
Ron Cherry

Samuel Davis

SIX SONS OF PURPLE PERSEVERANCE

Steven J. Norris

Jean Germain

Richard Steward, Jr.

Jean Vixamar

Samuel Walton
Timothy Grice

2000-2010

(2001)
Darren Gambrell
Duane Green
Kenneth Johnson
James Kirkland
Darrell Peterson
Walter Smith II

(2002)
Andrey Bannerman
Lance Baptiste, Sr.
Scott Black
Corris Bullock
Solomon Burgess
Hashim Carroll
Ronald Cineas
Alphonso Cromartie, Jr.

Herman Floyd
Karl Folabit
Marlow Graham
Frank Jones
Rodney Jones
Joel Musgray
Kenneth Stephens
Gregory Thompson

(2004)

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Keith Daniels
Greg Edwards
Kendall Lockley
Willie Lynum Jr.
Travaris Thomas
Elvin Price
Moses Allen IV

 

Curtis Brown

Jarvis Butler
King-James Jennings
Chris Jones
Antwan Lambert
Marquette Montgomery
Michael Sneed Jr.
Fred Tomlin Jr.

(2005)

Eight QUEsaders
Bishop Kelvin Grier Sr.
Gary Norman II
Demond Bush
Kevin Holmes
Amos Similton
Rocky Ratliff
William L. Mundy
McRae Magnum Jr.

(2009)
Robert Scott III
Joel Germain Jr.
Huntley Manhertz Jr.
Clemmon Hodges
Alphonso Valdez Jr.

Summer (2010) 

5 Disciples of Destruction
Maurice Green
Carlos Dixon
Audric Smith
Robert Gresham IV
Jason Reekmans

Fall (2010)
Sean Allen

2011-2020

(2011)

SEVEN QUEFUSION
Antonio Thompson
Darrell Clark
Oscar Folks III
Jay Jackson
Ben Shirley
Christopher Codling
Morris Williams Jr.

(2015)

DILIGENT DOZEN of DOGGISH DOMAIN
Jimmy Close
Terrel Oglesby
Tedd Scott Jr.
Craig Henson
Chris Johnson
Stanley Gray
Michael Crenshaw
Tchecoy Blount Sr.
Cornelius Bobo
Jeffrey Bee
David Thompson
Ellery Moreland

 

(2016)

THREE THE HARD WAY
Foster Scotland
Dwayne Mallory
Irvin Lee

(2018)

10 Pontificating Sons Forged in Fire
Anthony Coleman II
Correy McDuffie
Calvin Davis
Timothy Allen
Willie Washington
Kelvin Choice
Justin Goldsmith
Damian (Elisha) Lyles
Nicholas Cooper
Charles Bennett

2021-2030

(2022)

Darrell Brown

Lavarous Johnson

Arlen Smith

Arie Sabatel
Alonzo Ashwood

Jean Coleus

Cory Mcwilliams

Damon McMillian

Earl Johnson

Jeremy Smith

Dennis Douglas

Robert O’ Connor

Rodney Amboise

Chuck Goins

Jermaine Mathis

Justin Brown

Tyler Rogers

Craig Hall

Reggie Goosby

PAST CHAPTER BASILEUS

 

1) Dr. R. Reche Williams Jr. 1946-55
2) Howard Harris, Sr. 1955-58
3) Leroy Twigg 1958-60
4) Atty. Harold Jackson, Sr. 1960-62
5) John H. Webb 1962-64
6) Otis Padgett 1964-65
7) Dr. James Green, Sr. 1965-67
8) Robert Scott, Sr. 1967-69
9) Walter Reed 1969-72
10) Kelly Williams 1972-73
11) Walter Beard 1973-75
12) Kelly Bolden 1975-76
13) James B. Green 1976-80
14) Ray Campbell 1980-82
15) James B. Green 1982-83
16) Vincent Strange 1983-85
17) Atty. George Butler 1985-87
18) Frank Reddick 1987-89
19) Judge Thomas Stringer, Sr. 1989-91
20) Frank Earl, Jr. 1991-93
21) Ray Campbell 1993-95
22) Morris Williams, Sr. 1995-97
23) Calvin Atkinson, Jr. 1997-99
24) Michael Dupree 1999-01
25) Alec Hall, Esq 2001-03
26) Eric Blanc 2003-05
27) Keith Smiley 2005-06
28) Michael Wilson 2006-07
29) Ronald Cherry 2007-09
30) Richard W. Stewart, Jr. 2009-10
31) Andre K. Flowers 2010
32) James Green, Jr. 2010-13
33) Carl Hayes 2013-16
34) Albert Lee 2016-2020

35) Al Sherrif 2020 - Present

PI IOTA CHAPTER POEM

THEE MIGHTY PI IOTA

Bishop Kelvin L. Grier, Sr. Oct. 2, 2005

 

Over 60 years.....

Much service through blood, sweat, and tears

THEE MIGHTY PI IOTA is tried & true

She has stood the test of time like an old oak tree with miles of roots

14 came without delay

to give birth that faithful October Day

At the home or Dr. R.R. Williams the brothers met

to give Tampa a phenomenon they hadn't witnessed yet

Real Omega Men tried & true

Living nobly as all real men do

they were one of the first in Florida to conquer this feat

they were to do more than just meet

1946 the year so bold

Tampa would see the men of the Royal & the Old

The brothers worked their fingers to the bone to ensure success

through their sacrifice we are truly blessed

When we kiss this world goodbye

and meet the Supreme Basileus in the sky

He'll know a familiar face is nigh

for we served Him through THEE MIGHTY PI I !

 

LONG LIVE OMEGA!