Alumni chapter hosts cookout

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Troy University Alumni Chapter will host an outing for the senior adults in Pike County from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Colley Senior Complex at 715 Elm St. in Troy. All senior adults are invited.

Janet Motes, complex director, said that the Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter has adopted the Colley Senior Complex as a community service project.

“The alumni members wanted to get started with a big splash and they approached us about having a cookout for senior adults,” Motes said. “We are excited that they wanted to do something for our seniors and this is a wonderful community service event.”

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Motes said the cookout will be an event of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated each May.

Andre Pollard, Alumni Chapter president, said the members are also looking forward to the outing.

“Community service is the focus of what we do,” Pollard said. “We want to be very involved in the Troy University community. We visited the complex and were very impressed and decided we wanted to do something at the center for all senior adults.”

Pollard said the cookout will provide visibility for the fraternity’s alumni organization and let the Pike County community know that “we are here and ready to serve.”

Most members of the alumni chapter still participate in Kappa Alpha Psi on a business and community service level.

“We mentor and we volunteer whenever and however we are needed,” Pollard said. “Because we are a non-profit organization, we have to do a lot of fund-raising, such as bake sales and car washes. But much of our funding comes through donations from alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi.”

Pollard said the fraternity’s alumni chapter is also involved with the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center.

“We want to be involved in the community in various ways throughout the year. And, we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the senior adult community through the cookout on Thursday.”