Homestead recognizes South Dade Alphas 

Miami Times staff report | 11/7/2013, 9 a.m.

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter [IPL] of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was recently recognized by the City of Homestead's acting mayor and council for its years of service to the community. Since its charter on Dec. 22, 1969, IPL has served the South Miami-Dade community through its civic and philanthropic commitment. Staple projects of IPL include: annual participation and donations to Relay for Life; American Cancer Society; March of Dimes; Boy Scouts of America; Big Brother Big Sister; Ronald McDonald House; Toys for Tots. Alpha Phi Alpha is the first collegiate Greek-lettered fraternal organization created by Blacks and whose membership extends to men of all races, religions and cultural backgrounds. Pictured are: Councilman Stephen R. Shelley, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, Bro. Leslie Elus, Vice Mayor Jon Burgess, Bro. Chris Stevenson, Councilwoman Judy Walden and Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado during the  awards ceremony.