Join the Chi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for our annual Achievement Gala. As we will recognize some deservant leaders in our community and fraternity that provided outstanding uplift in Orlando communities. The Gala plays a major role in our philanthropy efforts in providing community outreach and scholarship support to high school seniors.
This year’s banquet Keynote Speaker is Community Activist Russell Drake and Entertainment provided by Dayve Stewart and the Vibe and DJ Nutty Professor "Rod Z".
Achievement Week Gala
Saturday, November 11, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m: Cocktail Hour/Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m: Dinner/ Entertainment
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Ballroom, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
*Parking is $12
You can book the Rosen Hotel for the night of the gala. This is ONLY available until October 15th. Please keep in mind that the reservations will be taken based on availability at the hotel.
Salmon, chicken and bbq beef ribs, vegetables and desserts (buffet).
Please wear semi-formal attire.
OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.
The first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
Motto: "Friendship is Essential to the Soul"
Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift
THE CHI TAU CHAPTER
Chartered on January 8, 1962 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Today there are over 130 active members in the chapter that have made and demonstrated a commitment to serve the communities within Orlando.
Chi Tau Chapter Basileus
Dr. Richard Williams
NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT WEEK PROGRAM
The National Achievement Week is a mandated program of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., that was originally designed to promote the study of African American life and history. Its beginnings date back to the 1920 Grand Conclave in Nashville. It was at this Conclave that Bro. Carter G. Woodson inspired the overall idea. In 1927, at his urging, the Fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance. In 1976, this commemoration evolved into Black History Month. Presently, the Achievement Week Program is used to recognize those individuals at the local and national levels who have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for African Americans.
Omega Men Promoting a Harmonious Future Through Friendship and Service.
A respected voice of Impact and action, Russell Drake is a Christian Man, Community Advocate, Determined Contributor to Civic Causes and a … Alpha Chapter initiate of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc,. He is a native of Gary, Indiana, an Alumni of Howard University, a Dale Carnegie Certified Black Belt, a Dynamic Public Speaker, Published Writer, Business Owner, and has been an Engineering Professional of over 20 years.
Drake has been instrumental in reaching, teaching, advocating and empowering the community for betterment and upward mobility here in Central Florida and Beyond. His community outreach has earned numerous accolades, including: African American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate Eagle Award (2021), Orlando MagicSocial Justice Game Changer Award (2021), National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Chairman's Award for Leadership Excellence (2020), Orlando MLK Commission & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Martin Luther King Jr Drum Major for Justice Award (2020), City of Orlando Black History Month Honoree (2020), Orange County Democrats - Dr. Alzo L. Reddick Grassroots Award (2018), Congressional District 9 Distinguished Leader in Central FL Award (2018), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Chi Tau Chapter Citizen of the Year (2017), Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority EMBODI Mentor of the Year (2016), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Chi Tau Chapter Omega Man of the Year (2012 & 2005).
Russell Drake became the founder and CEO of Build Black Daily, LLC – an empowerment agency dedicated to Building Up Communities in the Economic, Social, Educational and Civic senses; through a commitment to Supporting Black and local Businesses daily.
His efforts fueled a Central Florida movement of Supporting and Highlighting a Different Black Owned Business EVERYDAY for an entire year ~ 366 straight days (#BHMUpgrade). Drake states, “In order to Reach the Community, you must be IN the Community”.
Being passionate about partnership, Russell is involved in several professional and social organizations including: African American Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Urban League, Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated (State Civic & Community Affairs Chair), Orange County Black Caucus (Past President), NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). He further serves on the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Initiative and FL Congressional District 9 Justice Advisory Committee; and previously served on the Orange County Charter Review Commission.
With a basis in family & faith, Russell Drake is a loving son to his parents, brother to seven siblings, a proud Father of a Beautiful 15-year-old daughter, and a devoted member of Saint Mark AME Church. Each day he practices the concept of servant leadership in walk, talk and deed. For the Bible says, "To whom much is Given, Much Is Required".
dayve stewart and the vibe
DJ-Nutt e Professor "Rod Z"
To submit your sponsorship information, submit the form HERE
Chi Tau Chapter Zelle: firstname.lastname@example.org
VIP seating for 20 guests
Speaking opportunity during the Gala program
Logo on event invitation
Logo featured as Presenting Sponsor on the front cover of the Gala program
Full page ad in the Gala program
Logo showcased as Presenting Sponsor on all event marketing materials.
Add reception/silent auction sponsor display and in media promotions
One reserved table and dinner for up to 10 guests with premium seating
Front or back inside cover advertisement in the official Souvenir Journal
Recognition as a Purple Sponsor, and name prominently featured in marketing materials
One reserved table and dinner for up to 6 guests with premium seating
Half-page advertisement in the official Souvenir Journal
Recognition as a Founders Sponsor, and name prominently featured in marketing materials
To submit your ad, submit the form HERE
Chi Tau Chapter Zelle: email@example.com
The Official Souvenir Journal provides extraordinary brand visibility while informing readers of Achievement Week and Chi Tau happenings. Advertising in this keepsake is an opportunity to reach more hundreds of potential customers. The Journal is distributed at the Achievement Week Gala, at chapter meeting and will be available on the Achievement Week.Take advantage of prime access to attendees through the primary source of Chi Tau's Achievement Week news and highlights.
Full page ad $150
HALF PAGE AD $100
QUARTER PAGE AD $75
8.5” W x 11” H with .25 bleed
8.5” W x 5.5” H with .25 bleed
4.25” W x 5.5” H with .25 bleed
BUSINESS CARD AD $50
Example: The James Family
Congratulations Chi Tau Chapter
Each year we curate a varied selection of art, fashion accessories, entertainment packages,
vacation getaways, wellness and beauty packages, restaurant certificates, sport memorabilia, tickets and more for our silent auction.
ART WORK SUBMISSIONS:
We are able to accept art work that is framed and ready to hang
Please include a detailed description, including artist, format, size and a photo of your piece with you submission
SHIPPING / DELIVERY
Items received and pick-ups must be arranged by
October 15, 2023
We are not able to cover cost of shipping
Items can be shipped or hand delivered to our address below:
Chi Tau Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Attn: Nate Thornton
P.O. Box 555949
Orlando, FL 32855
Silent auction form (please complete all sections)
High resolution logo (for posting on our website and during the program logo reel
for recognition of your contribution)
Company website to link to from our website
A photo that showcases your item(s) (JPEG preferred)
Artwork must include detailed description, including artist, format, size and a photo of your piece
For more information contact Nate Thornton:
Achievement week schedule
Chi Tau Achievement Gala
Nov 11, 2023
6:30pm: Cocktail hour
7:00pm - 12:00am" Ceremony
Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
Achievement Week Church Service
Nov 12, 2023 at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, EST
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
2525 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805, United States
Monday Night Football
Nov 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, EST
Teak Grill - MetroWest
6400 Time Square Ave, Orlando, FL 32835
Achievement Week Community Service - 20 Pearls
Nov 14, 2023 at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, EST
716 W Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32805, United States
Achievement Week Rededication (Brothers Only)
Nov 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, EST
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
535 W Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, United States
Achievement Week Night/Fish Fry (Brothers Only)
Nov 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, EST
Achievement Week Tailgate
Nov 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, EST
Lake Lorna Doone Park
1519 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805, United States
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