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.

 

Charter Members:

 

Rhen Bass-Polemarch

Carter Rosenthal-Vice Polemarch

Dwight Alexander-Keeper of Records

William Martin-Keeper of Exchequer

 

Williams Allison                        

Leroy Hannah                           

Duane Miller

Thanh Anderson                       

Charles Hill                              

Marvell Mitchell

Gregory Blair                            

Larry Hill                                  

Ronnie Norfleet

Kevin Brent                              

Larry Howell                             

Roy Nunn

Carl Burns                                

James Jones                           

Benjamin Tillery

Marvin Byrd                             

Van Jones                               

Roderic Toney

Darrow Calhoun                       

Gregory Lawrence                    

*Kenneth Tuggle

Kent Coleman                          

Earl Leake                                

Darrti Tukufu

Gary Clayton                            

Kevin Lomax                            

*Kenneth Wallace

Michael Curry                           

Michael Macklin                       

Ronald Wells

Ronald Davis                           

Rickey McReynolds                  

Lamar Washington

Andre Dean                              

Jeffrey McMurray                     

Richard Watts

Virgil Deanes Jr.                       

Patrick Malone                         

Kenneth Williams

Stanley Dowell                         

Edward McClure II