History of the Germantown (TN) Alumni Chapter
The Germantown Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was visualized as a means of serving the brothers of East Shelby County. In November 1989, the first of many planning and fact-finding meetings were held to discuss the establishment of the new chapter. The level of interest was significant enough to eventually lead to the actual petitioning for a new chapter by the interested brothers. That petition was filed on January 4,1990.
To exist and gain recognition during the petitioning process, the brothers chose the name of the KAPPA MEN OF GERMANTOWN as their temporary organizational name. With the process initiated, bi-monthly meetings were held to discuss strategy, agendas, and to promote the various functions and civic endeavors the brothers were involved in. Temporary officers were elected and fraternity business went on as usual in anticipation of a charter.
The initial petition contained fifteen names. However, by the final date to submit names, that number had grown to forty-five. All forty-five were either life members or life-subscribing members, which demonstrated each member’s long-term commitment to the financial stability and national objectives of the Fraternity.
On the 5th of May 1990, the Grand Board of Directors of Kappa Alpha Psi voted unanimously to approve our charter. On June 1, 1990 South Central Province Polemarch, Attorney Mark Scott presented the charter to our brothers and officially swore in officers, making the Germantown Alumni Chapter the second largest chartered chapter in the history of Kappa Alpha Psi at the time.
Carter Rosenthal-Vice Polemarch
Dwight Alexander-Keeper of Records
William Martin-Keeper of Exchequer
Virgil Deanes Jr.
Edward McClure II