Attachment L ~ Miss Black and Gold Pageant Official Protocol and Procedures
PURPOSE MISS BLACK AND GOLD PAGEANT
The Miss Black and Gold Pageant is an event whose primary purpose is to highlight and foster the inextricable connection between success and etiquette amongst young women. This pageant spotlights the young women’s poise, self-confidence, communication skills, intelligence, and beauty. In all, the Miss Black and Gold Pageant encompasses true womanhood, success, and confidence. Academic excellence and scholarship are greatly stressed in the competition with fraternity providing the contestants with scholarship to assist with the financial obligations associated with post secondary studies.
This pageant is always a public affair. During this public event, Alpha Men are required to show the greatest degree of decorum and respect, especially during the swimsuit competition. This is an opportunity for Alpha Men to demonstrate to parents and other invited guests that we are indeed Men of class and distinction.
GROUP RESPONSIBLE FOR UPDATING MISS BLACK AND GOLD PAGEANT PROCEDURES
The National Awards Chairman of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is responsible for monitoring and updating these procedures.
MATERIALS/PERSONNEL/LOGISTICS NEEDED FOR MISS BLACK AND GOLD PAGEANT
Miss Black and Gold Official Applicant’s Agreement
Miss Black and Gold Pageant Evaluation Form
Accommodations: At the District, Regional and National Competition levels, each sponsoring Alpha organization is responsible for providing economical and practical travel to the convention per standard reimbursement policy and double room for two (2) nights.
Expense Allowance: There will be a $50.00 expense allowance for meal and miscellaneous expenses during the competition. This allowance will be added to the scholarship check the candidate may win. The sponsoring Alpha organization will provide this additional expense.
Gifts: Any gift that is provided such as the tiara, sash, and scepter belongs to the recipient and is hers to keep. All sponsoring organizations should plan to bring some type of gift, i.e. flowers, to present to their candidate in case she does not win the overall prize. This lets her know that she is still a winner in the eyes of the sponsoring Alpha organization.
Release Statement: To be signed by each contestant.
Scholarship: Awards will be presented to each contestant prior to departure from the convention site. The checks are not prepared until after the pageant.
15th Draft 9/18/07