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The initial vision of Arlington-Grand Prairie Alumni Chapter started around September 1985. Four instrumental brothers, Wallace “ Blinky “ Williams*, Reginald Major, Derek Brown*, and Duane Braxton, formed an interest group. Their hard work and perseverance paid off as they were able to formulate the interest of the following 23 Brothers:


Gary Bailey, Raymond Dukes, Kelvin Ellison, Londell Fisher*, Richard Garling, Gary Lewis, Joseph W. Loftin, Jr., Stanley Manners, Richard Massie, Chris Middleton, Ross Moore, Clifton Odom, Odus Oglesby, Lenzy Pouncey, Jr., William C. Sells, Martin L. Thomas, Clifton Walker, Jeffrey Wilborn, Byron K. Williams, Bruce A. Williams, Don Carter and Leroy Williams.

On August 10, 1986, these 27 Brothers received approval from the Grand Board of Directors to establish the Arlington-Grand Prairie (AGP) Alumni Chapter. On October 25, 1986, Arlington-Grand Prairie Alumni Chapter was chartered. The formal installation ceremony was held at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Grand Ballroom. Southwestern Province Polemarch, James C. Mitchell presided over the Chartering Ceremony.


The key chartering officers were:

Polemarch – Wallace “ Blinky “ Williams*
Vice-Polemarch – Derek Brown*
Keeper of Records – Duane Braxton
Keeper of Exchequer – Reginald Duke Major


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