History of the Boulé
At the dawn of the twentieth century black men of distinction had long functioned in various leadership posts, especially in the churches and benevolent association movement. Some, notably Frederick Douglass among them, had even served in high government posts. But by and large they lived lives separate from those of the black masses and the white professionals. In 1904 a small group in Philadelphia set out to create an organization that would provide a vehicle for men of standing and like tastes to come together to know the best of one another.
Eta Boulé of St. Louis, Missouri, the seventh established member boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, celebrated its Centennial on November 30, 2012, exactly 100 years from the date of its establishment. To commemorate the momentous occasion, upon the endorsement of Archon C. Savoy Brummer, and incorporating suggestions from Grapter Leo Ming as well as Grammateus Richard White, Archousa Dena Brummer graciously applied her prodigious skill to design a magnificent Eta Boulé Centennial Commemorative stamp. More
Archon Craig Thompson Is Elected to International Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors
At its annual meeting in Vienna, Austria, on August 5, 2014, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) elected new members to its board of directors including Gamma Archon Craig A. Thompson. Archon Thompson will serve a three-year term.
September 9, 2014
Archon Michael A. Lawson Is Appointed by President Obama as U.S. Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization
Pasadena’s Gamma Zeta Boulé Archon Michael A. Lawson was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 21, 2014, as United States Ambassador to the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The international aviation body was formed in 1944 and assists countries in establishing standards and operating procedures to ensure safety in the world’s airspace.
September 9, 2014