I hope that the holiday season finds you, your family and loved one in great spirits. As we draw close to the end of 2018, we pray that you bring in 2019 safe and sound. In a few short months, the Brothers of the Eastern Region will convene in the First State of Alpha for our 87th Eastern Region Convention. The convention will take place April 25th – 28th in Albany, New York. For information and details, please visit http://convention.
Registration for the convention remains open to all Brothers via AlphaNet. To register, log into your AlphaNet account athttps://alphanet.apa1906.
The theme of the 87th Annual Eastern Region Convention: "The Unending fight for freedom, equality and fraternity." - Alpha Lighting the Future. The purpose of this theme is us arming the Region, the Districts, Areas, Chapters, and Members with training that will strengthen our engagement in the communities we serve and ourselves. As you will see from the attached schedule, we want to address real issues while providing training to increase our political, economic and personal standing, while purposely addressing “The Urgency of Now”.
Each workshop will focus on a specific group of brothers with the purpose of raising their “ALPHAIQ”! This year the regional convention will have specific educational tracks that brothers will attend that focus on their core skill sets or desires.
We also plan to “Advocate, Regulate & Empower” the brotherhood through our Fraternal Networking Luncheon. We are asking Brothers when you register to indicate your major and/or profession as on the Friday of the Convention we will have a focused conversation among brothers about career development and empowering our college and alumni brothers in their professional journeys.
Brothers we look forward to seeing all of you at the 2019 Regional Convention as the Brothers of Omicron Upsilon, Pi Pi, Rho Sigma, Beta Pi Lambda & NYACOA work tirelessly to provide you the greatest convention experience possible.
When registering, if you are using a credit card or debt card which is not in your name, please send an e-mail with your confirmation number, AlphaNet ID number, card holders name, contact phone number and your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEOPHYTE REGISTRATION (Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 ONLY)
All neophytes must register for the 87th Eastern Region Convention and should register via the link provided by the Regional Treasurer for neophytes only. Spring 2019 neophytes must register for the convention no later than Week 3 of their cluster. Neophyte registration rate are $235-College/$335-Alumni. Chapters having intake this Spring should be sure to reserve hotel rooms for their neophytes as they are required to register and attend the Regional Convention.
LODGING & TRANSPORTATION
The host hotel for the regional convention is the Hilton Albany located at 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207 in downtown Albany. To make your hotel reservation, call (866) 691-1163, or visit http://hotel.alphaeast.
Albany International Airport (ALB) | www.albanyairport.com
Albany/Rensselaer Station (ALB) — 525 East Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144
There are several Greyhound stops in Albany, NY. The closest would be the stop located at 34 Hamilton Street, Albany, NY12207, phone number (518) 436-9651. www.greyhound.com
Malik Goodson, Eastern Region Chief of Staff
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
P.O. Box 487
Leonia, NJ 07605
"Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities."