First, thank you for your steadfast support and involvement with the Wall Street Alphas. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to get back out in the greater New York City area to continue the work of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. As the Covid pandemic turned many lives upside down, the Wall Street Alphas under the leadership of Immediate Past President Brother Lino Solis, pressed on to serve a community in need while preserving the bonds of Brotherhood.
Throughout it all this chapter has stayed true to our fraternity’s motto, “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All”. Whether it was our Founder’s Day event providing homeless men and women provisions during one of the coldest days of the year or raising a Chapter record of nearly twelve thousand dollars for mothers and families during the Hike for Babies, we had an impact. We also continued with the important work of developing young men through our Alpha G.E.N.T.S program preparing them to take on the challenges of this world.
It’s an honor to be a part of this distinguished Chapter. Despite the turmoil of the past few years, our Brothers answered the call of leadership in their communities, their professions, and amongst other fraternal organizations. During the administration of Brother Solis, out of 41 chapters comprising the Divine 9 in NYC, the Wall Street Alphas won NHPC’s Chapter of the Year, Frater of the Year (Brother Jamel Vanderburg), and President of the Year awards (Brother Lino Solis). Your participation allows for our Brothers to take their rightful place in history as leaders within the community as has been the legacy of our dear fraternity and chapter.
As we prepare, for the upcoming fraternal year, we intend on elevating to even higher heights. There’s much to be done and with this accomplished Brotherhood, I am certain that whatever we put our sights and hands on, we will achieve. We will continue to be in a class of our own as our commitment to excellence will never cease! Our goals are to not only expand upon the great works the Chapter has been doing but also to add to them.
Developing leaders is one of the most essential parts of being in this fraternity. We will continue to strive to have our brothers in leadership positions throughout the city, state, region, and nationally. We’re working on initiatives to have our Brothers in prominent roles throughout the Fraternity and community so that we can leverage the fruits of that labor for the betterment of our world.
I’m excited to say, at the behest of so many, we’re bringing back some of the signature events that made Kappa Xi Lambda the talk of the town. Stay tuned! Brothers, we are nothing without you. Your participation is essential. Your voice, presence, expertise, advocacy, and so many other attributes are paramount in maintaining healthy bonds to uplift the Chapter to greater heights. Stay connected.
We’ll be announcing our calendar of events over the coming months and look forward to the many fellowship opportunities provided. Let’s make history together as we embark on the 2022-2023 fraternal year and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the reactivation of our beloved Chapter. This will be an exciting year for us all. Let’s all be a part of it and I look forward to serving with you.
Lincoln A. DaCosta Jr.
President, Kappa Xi Lambda Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.