Chartering Officer: “AS WE RETIRE THESE JEWELS, LET US REMEMBER THAT IT IS FOR US TO CONTINUE THE SERVICE TO ALL MANKIND WHICH THEY DREAMED ABOUT SO THAT ALPHA PHI ALPHA WILL BE DEEPLY INTERWOVEN IN THE HISTORY OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY.” Brother designated to snuff the Seven Candle Candelabrum rises, goes to the front of the Center Table, retrieves Candelighter and stands to the left of the Candelabrum. (Position D Diagram 3)
Chartering Of icer: “CHARLES H. CHAPMAN - 1934.” Brother snuffs candle on far left side.
Chartering Officer: “ROBERT H. OGLE – 1936.” Brother snuffs candle on far right side.
Chartering Officer: “VERTNER W. TANDY – 1949.” Brother snuffs second candle on left.
Chartering Of icer: “EUGENE K. JONES - 1954.” Brother snuffs third candle on right.
Chartering Officer: “NATHANIEL A. MURRAY – 1959.” Brother snuffs third candle on left.
Chartering Officer: “GEORGE B. KELLEY – 1962.” Brother snuffs third candle on right.
Chartering Officer: “HENRY A. CALLIS – 1974.” Brother snuffs last candle, replaces Candlelighter, returns to seat.
Chartering Officer: IT IS FITTING THAT WE GIVE THESE BROTHERS THE RECOGNITION WHICH IS DUE THEM FOR THEIR DEDICATED ENDEAVORS AND CONTINUED SACRIFICES FOR OUR CAUSE AND IDEALS FOR WHICH IT STILL LIVES, FOR IT LIVES BECAUSE: TO US FROM FALLING HANDS THEY THREW THE TORCH; LET IT BE OURS TO HOLD IT HIGH!”
CHARTERING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Rises and goes to rostrum. Recognize people who have assisted in the preparation of the ceremony. Recognizing members of other Greek Persuasions. Thank guest for coming . Returns to seat. Two minutes.
Chartering Officer: “THE ALPHA HYMN. VISITING BROTHERS PLEASE JOIN OUR BROTHERS AT EACH END LEAVING THE CENTER OPEN.” Charter Brothers rise, push chairs under table, and face Center Table. Visiting Brothers are to join at both ends of semicircle, keeping center visible.
15th Draft 9/18/07