CHAPTER HISTORY

Rho Iota Iota Chapter (PII) #872 was chartered on Fort Wainwright Army Post in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 7, 1992. PII charter members were Brothers Sylvester Barnwell, Edward "Ed" Brown, Craig Chalmers, Hugh "Lee" Elmore, Percy W. Ford, Sr., Marcus Oliver, Steven B. Slade, Anthony J. Spence, Eddie Stephens, Wayne Stevens and Robert "Bob" Thomas. PII chapter was later deactivated in 2005 because of inactivity, due to the majority of chapter members who were eventually deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Brothers Darryl Harris and Walter Hunter approached the 12th District Representative Freddrick Alexander about starting a chapter in the Long Beach, CA area.  After completing the required detailed proposal ,and submitting to the 12th District Representative and International Head Quarters (IHQ) for review and approval; Rho Iota Iota Chapter (PII) was officially transferred from Fairbanks, AK to Long Beach, CA on March 21, 2013.  The charter relocation chapter members consisted of Brothers: Darryl Brown, Gerald Dugas, Maurice Gross, Darryl Harris, Primous Howard, Walter Hunter, Keith Johnson, Jonathan Pryor, Donavan Slack, & Sedrick Spencer.


PII hit the floor running after transferring to Long Beach. PII quickly established a relationship with the Carmelitos Housing Project and started annual Back-To-School Supplies Giveaway, Turkey Basket Giveaway, and Christmas Toy Giveaway to the housing project youth. Another successful annual program is Ques Den that provides brotherly advice forum to graduated high school seniors who will be attending college or the military. In March 2014, PII co-hosted the SCAL Area Memorial Service with Mu Alpha Alpha. In 2014, PII in conjunction with the Delta Sigma Theta Cerritos Alumnae started hosting a very successful annual “Red, White, & Que” social event. In October 2015, PII established the very popular and signature annual fundraising event “Bowties & Stilettos Boat Ride” in the Long Beach Marina. In four short years, Rho Iota Iota has established significant community and social programs in the Long Beach metropolitan area, and has become a positive addition the current stable of active Omega graduate chapters in Southern California; and the Massive & Progressive 12th District.