Nassau, Bahamas -
T. Cleare was recently inaugurated as the 21st President
of the Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
President Cleare and his Executive Team became the heirs of the legacy
set forth by those early Alpha men and the chapter’s leadership in
their dedication to serve and demonstration of love for all mankind.
The new officers have joined with other highly esteemed members of the
fraternity who have over the past 34 years have answered the high call
of service and have responded to the needs of the Bahamian community.
Keith T. Cleare Photo: L. Gerard Archer
brings proven leadership, relevant experiences and real passion for
fraternal life in The Bahamas. With the theme “Rekindling the spirit
of the Seven Jewels”, he plans to lead the Fraternity for the next
two years using the examples of their founders. The inauguration of
President Cleare took place on July 5th, 2011 at the British Colonial
is a 1980 initiate of the Fraternity, and a proud Life Member since
October 2000. During his years as a member of the Fraternity, he has
held key positions including undergraduate president of the Delta Psi
Chapter at Florida Memorial University, Assistant Director of the Florida
State Convention. Locally he has served as director of ritual and ceremonies,
historian and recording secretary.
Oscar L. Dorsett – Immediate Past President presenting Keith T. Cleare with his gavel Photo:
He is a certified
teacher and a certified human resource professional. Cleare holds a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science from the Florida Memorial
University and a Masters in Business Administration with specialization
in Human Resource Management, from Nova Southeastern University, Ft.
Lauderdale Florida. He is currently a Human Resource Manager
with The Public Hospitals Authority deployed at the Sandilands Rehabilitation
executive leadership team includes the following distinguished Brothers
of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: Bro. Jaydian Miller - Vice President,
Bro. Steven Strachan - Recording Secretary, Bro. Christian Pratt - Corresponding
Secretary, Bro. Ethrin Zonicle - Treasurer, Bro. Dr. Valentine Grimes
- Director of Education, Bro. Dr. Ricardo P. Deveaux - Director of Membership
Intake and Associate Editor of the Sphinx, Bro. Terrance L.B. Fountain
-Parliamentarian, Bro. Andrew Pinder - Sergeant at Arms, and Bro. Rev.
Ellis Peet, Jr. -Chaplain.
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded in
1906 on the university campus of Cornell University,
the Fraternity develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence,
while providing service and advocacy for our communities” The local
Chapter Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter was established May11th, 1977.
more about Alpha Phi Alpha, visit the fraternity’s web site at
The Brothers in attendance at the Inauguration Ceremony Photo: L. Gerard Archer