Achievement Week

Founded in 1921, Achievement Week is Omega’s longest sustained community-oriented program, which is mandated to be implemented by all Chapters in the Fraternity. The purpose of this week is to encourage and support achievement for the collective good among today’s youth in communities of color. Since 1926, a series of activities for Achievement Week has been held either the first or second week of November. Delta Mu Mu Chapter (DMM) remodeled its Achievement Week activities in 2019 to include a debate competition among two metro Atlanta high school, a daily social media campaign on unsung and unknown African American achievers, a community forum on domestic violence at Clark Atlanta University, and capstone Founders Brunch where community honors were presented including our Citizen of the Year award which was presented to Congresswoman Lucy McBath.

ACS Relay for Life-N. Fulton Cty

Since 2015, DMM has participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life – North Fulton County event. Designated as a signature social action event, DMM consistently raises over $8,000 annually for the fight against cancer ranking the Chapter in the top ten teams for the North Fulton County Relay.

ACS Hope Lodge

Located in Decatur, GA, the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge provides patients and their caregivers an environment that eases both the stress of the cancer journey and the financial challenges of receiving cancer treatment. For over seven years, DMM has participated in the Meal of Hope program, where the Hope Lodge guests enjoy a meal prepared by members of the Chapter. During the meal, DMM members meet residents, talk to them about their experience, and provide emotional support and comfort to the patients going through the cancer experience.

Black Rhinos

Established in 2010, DMM created the Black Rhinos Mentoring Program to help foster growth and development among young African-American males (grade 6–12) in the metro Atlanta area. With an emphasis on taking young males and transitioning them into productive, strong men, the Black Rhinos program is a yearly program that parents and young men can look to for support and growth. Annually, over 80 young men enroll in the program that spans over 13 events and activities. These events were constructed to provide mentorship opportunities, change participants’ outlook on their future through field-based experiences, and develop leadership potential in each participant.

Brotherhood

The foundation of our Fraternity is Friendship. DMM implements many initiatives throughout the year to strengthen the bonds of friendship among its members and visiting Brothers. These programs run the gamut from Salsa Night at a local restaurant with spouses and significant others to a March Madness Set Owt at a local bar in Sandy Springs. Additionally, after each monthly Fraternity meeting, dinner is served to Brothers in attendance to foster fellowship after taking care of the business of Omega.

Covenant Community

Covenant Community is a residential, life-stabilization program serving men addicted to alcohol or drugs, ages eighteen or older. Created in 1990 and located in Atlanta, the program supports fourteen residents who have completed a short-term stay in a detoxification facility and have made a covenant to follow a strict therapeutic regimen for a minimum of six months. DMM has adopted this facility as part of our social action plan visiting the facility every other month. Brothers prepare meals and discuss a topic that is relevant to the residents’ journey. The topics covered have been about manhood, responsibility, decisions and consequences, family, to name a few. The format is in a group setting with Brothers and residents of the facility having an open dialogue about the topic.  A Brother leads the discussion, but all participate.

P3: Pinot, Painting & Poetry

Since its founding in 2015, the annual P3 Experience seeks to provide a unique experience to capture the patron’s sight, sound, and taste. P3 features various premier wines for tasting, paintings/art from local artists as well as an interactive art class, and local poets/spoken word artists for the discerning ear. In 2019, this event moved from its home since its beginning at Heritage Sandy Springs to the Millennium Gate Museum at Atlantic Station in downtown Atlanta where its contemporary, cosmopolitan environment was equally matched by the quality of entertainment to the over 300 patrons that attended the event.

The Poster Project

To help fund its social action, scholarship, and community initiatives, DMM created the Poster Project in 2018. The Poster Project leverages icon historic Fraternal images on a standard 18” x 24” poster married with an 11” x 17” accompanying narrative for sale to members of the Fraternity. The first product offered in this project is the Evolution of the Escutcheon poster and narrative. This poster displays the evolution of Omega’s shield, the Escutcheon, from its beginning to the current form. Accompanying this poster is a design history narrative that provides history of the evolution, the designers of the Escutcheon, and other relevant information. The price of the poster and narrative set is $20 plus $10 shipping ($30 total). Please contact Jonathan Matthews at queography@gmail.com for additional information and order instructions.

Scholarship

Since its inception in 2008, DMM has made it a strategic priority to advance our Cardinal Principle of Scholarship through the financial support of young minds. To date, over $300,000 in scholarships has been provided to over 250 deserving students in the metro Atlanta area. Additionally, in 2016, DMM held its inaugural College Fair to provide college-seeking students the opportunity to connect with colleges and universities in seeking admission and financial aid. This event is held annually and attracts over 60 colleges and universities and 300+ metro Atlanta high school students.

Sundresses & Seersuckers

Since 2009, DMM has hosted the premier social event in the southeast: Sundresses & Seersuckers®. Now in its 11th year, this signature fundraising event has grown from a one-day local event to a nationally recognized weekend affair.  In 2019, over 7,000 patrons supported S&S during the three-day weekend helping to support DMM’s scholarship initiative and Black Rhinos Mentoring Program.

The health, safety and well-being of our community remain a top priority of Delta Mu Mu Chapter and Commitment to Excellence, Inc.  Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, particularly related to large gatherings that offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Sundresses & Seersuckers® 2020.

If you made a hotel reservation, information and details on how you can transfer your reservations and/or make reservations for next year will be provided soon.  Patrons who have already paid for tickets will receive a full refund.


Please be assured that Atlanta’s signature weekend event will return May 20 – 22, 2021 at Centennial Olympic Park, better than ever and worth the wait!

For additional inquiries, please contact us at committeesands@gmail.com.  For additional information, please go to http://sundressesandseersuckers.org/.

Talent Hunt

Another of Omega’s mandated programs for Chapters is the annual Talent Hunt. The Talent Hunt consist of demonstrations in contemporary vocal selections, modern dance interpretation, spoken word, piano solos, and other artistic endeavors by high school students who are awarded prizes for their artistic efforts. DMM holds its Talent Hunt annually in April each year and consistently have over a dozen participants present their creative abilities before a panel of judges, supporters, and attendees.