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New Davidson County fraternity focuses on community service and education

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“Culture for service, service for humanity” is the motto of a brand new alumni fraternity in Davidson County. 

The Tau Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter of Davidson County was created by a bunch of males within the Piedmont, who have been as soon as members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity once they have been undergraduates throughout school.  

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According to Kevin Maxwell, secretary for the Tau Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Davidson County, the fraternity was created to advertise education; present service to the community and to companion with native church buildings, faculties and different organizations to foster social applications and make a optimistic affect. 

“We saw that Davidson County was an area that was untapped, particularly Lexington and Thomasville. The foundational goal of the fraternity is scholarship, brotherhood and service, so we want to help underrepresented communities,” stated Maxell. 

Brother Kevin Maxwell, Secretary of the  Tau Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter of Davidson County

The group, which began with solely 10 members, has elevated to 22 members since its inception in July. Membership contains professionals from all areas together with medical doctors, pastors, engineers, and educators. The group meets in Lexington or Thomasville and strives to host applications or occasions as soon as a month. 

Recently they supplied 35 households with Thanksgiving dinners and handed out over 100 coats to the community on New Year’s Day. The new fraternity has additionally held joint occasions with the Lexington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which was created in 1985 and different fraternities within the Piedmont space. 

Member of the  Tau Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter of Davidson County passed out boxes of food for Thanksgiving.

Maxwell stated moreover occasions within the community, the Tau Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter of Davidson County, additionally fosters education. 

“We have a mentoring piece called the Sigma Beta Club where we actually go into the schools, and we mentor our young men and we walk with them from middle school until graduation and hopefully on into college,” stated Maxwell. 

The group additionally helps assist native entrepreneurs and small enterprise house owners by means of its Bigger, Better Business program and holding occasions to create extra consciousness of regionally owned companies. 

The new fraternity will maintain its official chartering program in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 8. 

Members of the  Tau Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter of Davidson County pass out candy during a trunk-or-treat event.

Maxwell stated the fraternity is trying to recruit males within the space who could also be fascinated with becoming a member of the group. He stated members wouldn’t have to be former members of fraternity in school, however an vital requirement is having some larger education or a level. 

“Our hope is that young men will see that there are these wonderful opportunities for them to make a difference in Davidson County. Even after you’ve gone off to college and have come back to work in the area, you can still have that feeling of brotherhood and giving back. We are really excited and looking forward to working with the community as a whole,” stated Maxwell.