Brothers of Alpha South,

I greet you in the true spirit of the fraternity. On behalf of Assistant Region Vice President Brother Qu’Derrick Covington and the Southern Region Board of Directors, it is my honor to issue the OfficialConvention Call for the 86th Anniversary Southern Region Convention scheduled for March 23 – 26, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This year’s convention theme is: “From Protest to Politics, Empowering Our Communities” The Brothers in Raleigh are excited to be hosting this year’s convention. The local host chapters and the convention planning team are working diligently to ensure that the brothers of Alpha South have a great time in Raleigh and that the “True Spirit of Fraternity” reign supreme.

At this year’s Regional Convention, we will conduct the business of Alpha; we will march on Raleigh to protest North Carolina’s discriminatory and voter suppression laws. We will also renew the bonds of brotherhood and have a fraternal good time. On Friday March 24th, we will conduct a Candidates’ Forum for the General Treasurer race. On Saturday March 25th, General President Bro. Everett Ward will give the State of the Fraternity address, Brother Covington and I will update you on the state of Alpha South since our last convention, and we will elect the next Regional Vice President.

Register online for the 86th Regional Convention by going to or by clicking on the following link . Questions/Issues concerning registration should be emailed to . There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONAttached to this letter you will find the Agenda-at-A-Glance, and the Ladies Registration forms. Below are the convention rates:

Type Registration

Until 2/10/2017

Until 3/3/2017

Alumni Brothers



College Brothers



Senior Brothers (62 and over)



Ladies Registration




There are two (2) host hotels for the convention: the Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.


·         Raleigh Marriott City Center , 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601. Room rate $149 per night. Hotel parking is $12 per day plus all related taxes. To reserve a room at the Marriott please click the following link ( Book your group rate for Alpha Phi Alpha ) or call 1-888-236-2427  To receive theconvention rate, reservations must be made before February 23, 2017.

·         Sheraton Raleigh Hotel , 421 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Room rate $139 per night. Hotel parking is $14 per night plus all related taxes. To reserve a room at the Sheraton please click the following link or call (919) 834-9900.  To receive the convention rate, reservations must be made before February 21, 2017.


Make plans now to be among the many Brothers who remain true to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. by registering for the 86th Southern Region Convention. I look forward to seeing you in Raleigh, North Carolina! This is a convention that you do not want to miss!!


Fraternally Yours,


Bro. Ronald M. Natson, Sr.
Southern Region Vice President


Bro. Qu’Derrick Covington
Assistant Southern Region Vice President