PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Iota Alpha's 75th Anniversary Honored with
Proclamation from New York Senator Charles Schumer
New York, NY - June 2007
In honor of its 75th anniversary Phi Iota Alpha today was presented with a Proclamation from the Honorable Senator from the State of New York, Charles E. Schumer.
The Proclamation sponsored by Senator Schumer recognizes Phi Iota Alpha for its 75 years of service to the community. The Proclamation states:
WHEREAS: On July twenty-seventh through in the year two thousand and seven, the Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting their national convention in New York and commemorating the organizations 75th Anniversary; and
WHEREAS: Phi Iota Alpha was founded in 1931 and is the oldest Latino fraternity in our nation. The mission and foundation of Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is to educate and continue the rich history and cultures of the Latino community; and
WHEREAS: Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is dedicated to developing in its members an awareness and pride in the common values and traditions of the nations of Latin America. The organization also empowers them to become active participants in the social and economic areas of this nation; and
WHEREAS: Phi Iota Alpha encourages scholastic success in its members and guides them to craft a new vision that moves beyond the attainment of personal and professional goals so that they may contribute to the larger good of the community though individual acts and deeds; and
WHEREAS: As the Fraternity continues to plan for the future, it is of the utmost importance to remember that its history was made by men of great vision, leadership, devotion, persistence, and most importantly, commitment to the continued development of its youth; and
WHEREAS: Today, we are immensely proud to recognize Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for its dedication, its professional excellence and its contributions that have enriched and added to the cultural fabric of our nation; and therefore
BE IT KNOWN: That I, Senator Charles E. Schumer, do hereby recognize and observe with those gathered today the 75th Anniversary of the Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino greek leadership in the global community. Through the past 75 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.