President's Welcome Address

Brothers, Family, Friends, and Guests:

On behalf of the Brothers of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, I thank you for visiting our website today.

As you explore the pages of our website, we hope that the work of our chapter mirrors the rays of hope, charity, and soul that is indicative of South Miami-Dade County. Social by definition, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated has been a catalyst to civic action and social reform since the organization’s founding on December 4, 1906. Through the esprit de fraternité, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter has endeavored to perform services that improve the infrastructure of our southern Miami-Dade communities. For over 50 years, our chapter has stood as a pillar of support to the residents of Miami; conducting numerous charitable ventures that include donations to local families in need, social and civic organizations, international relief campaigns, and youth mentoring.

I acknowledge that no great house can stand squarely on the shoulders of one man. Therefore, I give honor to the Seven Jewels of our organization and the remarkable men who had the vision to charter our chapter on December 22, 1969. These men laid the foundation for our chapter and began a legacy which continues today. Until the clarion call for social action has been met, the work of Alpha will continue.

Thank you again for visiting our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us should we may ever be of service to you.


Leslie Elus