The scripture reminds us that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” This biblical admonition tells us that we cannot think in terms of failure and then succeed or in terms of weakness and then be strong; or in terms of fear and then be courageous; in terms of doubt then have faith. We must believe that with all we have to do, we can still find the time and energy to do the good that can advance us all."
Brother James S. Avery, Sr. - 28th Grand Basileus
Greetings Brothers, Family, and Friends,
Omicron Chi Chapter (The Mighty OX) has made and continues to make measurable, transformative impact to mankind. Our chapter is located in heart of Central New Jersey in the beautiful and historic City of Plainfield. In many ways, our chapter mantra can be described in the same breath as its first and most recognizable initiate, the late Bro. James S. Avery, Sr. (Omega Chapter) by leadership, humility, and service. The Mighty OX consists of a diverse array of more than 75 African American men dedicated to leading our communities and families with a strong foundation grounded in our Four Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift.
The Mighty OX has had an outstanding, historic year on many levels. Starting from our being recognized by The Union County Freeholders for our consistent and sustained community service efforts to the City of Plainfield to our being honored with back to back years of International and 2nd District honors including: 2016 International Large Graduate Chapter of the Year, 2015 International Small Graduate Chapter of the Year, 2016 Second District Large Graduate Chapter of the Year, 2015 Second District Small Graduate Chapter of the Year and 2015 Second District Small Social Action Graduate Chapter of the Year. God has truly shown His favor on us. To Him we humbly say “thank you”!
While awards and recognition are nice and have their place in life, I believe that the true measure of the success of a Chapter can only be seen by its impact on both the community and in lives of the Brotherhood. Through the vision of our Founders, the brothers of The Mighty OX work tirelessly to develop and execute high impact social action programs and partnerships that enhance the lives of the citizens of Plainfield and greater Central New Jersey area. We are a chapter that believes in “Living Our Creed” on a daily basis. Recently, we re-doubled our efforts in mentoring and youth educational support while maintaining continuous assistance to the community and less fortunate. In June 2015, we were bestowed the distinct honor of receiving a White House Service Award in recognition of our scholarship program, our commitment to community service and advancing support of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s partnership with President Obama's Fatherhood Mentoring Initiative.
As Basileus, my prayer is simple…for each of our members to utilize their gifts and talents to the best of their ability according to God’s will and that we make “Friends” while doing so. As we always say…”Everything we do begins and ends with Friendship”.
For our fraternity Brothers visiting or new to the area, we extend a warm Omega welcome! We encourage you to come and visit and consider The Mighty OX as your new Omega home!
On behalf of the Brothers of Omicron Chi, thank you for visiting our website and may God continue to bless you and your family in all of your endeavors.
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Yours in Friendship,
Bro. Leon M. Smith II
Omicron Chi Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
“Home of the 28th Grand Basileus”
(6 Beta Psi '91, LM#6331)